There are many different thunders doctrines

How can people know so much about what is not even written?

 

Let us start with what the Bible says.

 

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.

Revelation 10 : 3-4

What John heard the Thunders say is not written in the Bible.

So these thunders cannot say something that is written in the Bible yet they must agree with everything that is written in the Bible, all 31 100+ verses.

They cannot contradict the written Scripture.

 

1 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.

Revelation 5 : 1

An unexpected Scripture for a study on the seven Thunders.

There are mysteries written within the Bible and mysteries that are not written but somehow hidden from us. These are described as being on the backside. As if they are written on the outside back cover. In other words, they are not written directly on the pages that are between the covers i.e. inside the Bible.

The written mysteries are sealed up by the seven Seals that are written in Revelation Chapter 6.

The unwritten mysteries are sealed up by seven seals that are referred to in Revelation Chapter 10 verses 3-4 but whose content John was told not to write. These seven unwritten seals on the backside of the Book are the seven Thunders.

What are unwritten mysteries?

 

So the unwritten seven Thunders seal up these unwritten mysteries.

29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 29 : 29

God reveals the mysteries of His written word to His prophets.

The secret things are God’s unwritten mysteries. God alone deals with these matters.

For example, in the Old Testament, God’s most common name was Jehovah. In the New Testament God became a Man and took on the new name of Jesus.

In the Old Testament, the name of Jesus is never mentioned. In the New Testament, once the new name of Jesus had been revealed, the old name Jehovah is never mentioned again.

Notice, when God took on a new name, the human name of Jesus, it was not a man or a prophet who revealed that new name to Mary and Joseph.

The first Coming of Jesus , when He was to be born, was not revealed to Mary or Joseph by any human agency.

The prophet Isaiah revealed that a virgin would conceive the Messiah. But the key details, when He would be conceived and what His human name would be were never conveyed by any man or prophet.

 

Let us consider some quotes made by William Branham:

75 Now, the Book was written, but then, remember, It was sealed with Seven Seals. And these Seven Seals was not to be opened (Revelations 10) until the sounding of the last earthly angel on earth, Revelations 10:7. See? “And in the days of the sounding of the last angel’s Message, seventh angel, the mystery of God should be finished in that age.” That, and that’s the age that we’re living in.

76 We all know we’re living in the Laodicea Age. There will never be another age to it. It can’t be. So, we’re living in the Laodicea Age. And these Seven Seals that’s held that Book, is a mystery to people, should be opened at that day. That’s what He promised. Now, it won’t be nothing outside the Word, because you can’t add to the Word or take from the Word. It’s got to remain always the Word. But the revelation is to reveal the Truth of It, what It is, to make It fit with the rest the Scripture. And then God vindicates that to be the Truth. See?

“The Rapture”, preached on Saturday 04 December 1965

83 I always thought it was sealed on the back of the Book and it’d be something wasn’t wrote in the Book, but it turned out that it was made known that He cannot do that. It isn’t something that’s written in the Book… It’s something that’s been hid in the Book.

“Spiritual Food in Due Season”, preached on Sunday evening 18 July 1965

 

When there is no Bible evidence, man’s fertile imagination knows no restraints. It is a bottomless pit out of which pours the obscuring smoke of personal opinions and endless speculations. We end up with peoples’ interpretations of quotes instead of linking Scripture with Scripture.

 

1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Revelation 9 : 1-2

A new pope is elected with smoke. But this is not a good symbol. Human imagination is a disaster.

 

All the different Thunders versions are built around a core belief that

“The Seven Thunders have uttered”.

Nowhere does Bro Branham make this statement.

The Thunders doctrines are thus built on this missing quote.

Evolution is built on the missing link. The Big Bang theory of creation is built on the missing dark matter and the missing dark energy.

Thus essentially, the Thunders doctrines are the interpretations or opinions of people as they try to make Bro Branham say something that he never said.

 

296-5 {122} They had false christs before Jesus’ time. See? They always do that. It’s Satan running out a counterfeit to upset the minds and the faith of the people before the thing actually happens. That’s all.
Didn’t Gamaliel say the same thing to the Jews that day? Said, “Wasn’t there a man raised up and professed to be this, and he took four hundred out in the wilderness, they perished,” and so forth.

“The Fourth Seal”, preached on Thursday 21 March 1963

Before something happens, there must be wrong opinions about it to see if you will follow man-made ideas. This is to test your attitude : do you prefer clever interpretations or do you prefer Scripture.

 

183-1 {40} But you know all those things are only a forerunning of the real thing that is to come to throw the people off.

“The Second Seal”, preached on Tuesday 19 March 1963

94 But now, before He comes, there will be quite a bit of confusion, because Satan is going to throw out every counterfeit that he can, see, to block the real Thing.

“Jesus Christ, the same yesterday today and forever”, preached on Tuesday 04 June 1963

The false messiahs came on the scene before Jesus did. The Thunders “interpretations” must come on the scene before the Thunders utter.

 

8 …Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18 : 8

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10 : 17

When Jesus returns He will not find much Bible believing faith.

People today either ignore brother Branham’s teachings or else manipulate some chosen quotes into a clever speculation. We are not saved by being clever.

 

Let us attempt to get answers for a few basic questions :

What do we really know about the Thunders if we ignore imaginative guesswork?

Our safety lies in linking up all the Scriptures on a topic that are scattered throughout the Bible.

 

13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Isaiah 28 : 13

You cannot run a false doctrine through the Bible. Eventually you will reach a Scripture that contradicts the doctrine.

 

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

Isaiah 28 : 20

Disagree with Scripture and you are in darkness.

Question 1: Can you show where Daniel saw your Thunders doctrine?

E-42 Now, he saw the Book sealed on seven seals. And when the… Daniel saw the same, and when the thunders uttered their voices He said, “Don’t write.” What that was in the Scripture, but it’d be revealed in the last days. We’re at the time. We’re at Kadesh right now.

“Faith”, preached on Sunday evening 13 December 1953

39 As Daniel heard the seven thunders and forbidden; and John heard the voices, and this Book was sealed, and the back of the book was sealed with Seven Seals; but in the days of these Seals to be opened, the mystery of God would be finished. In other words, God would be known to His church, not in three people, but as one Person. The mystery of God would be revealed, and when that was completely revealed, then the seven mysteries would open to the church; because in there, the church would be living under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Him moving in and out and showing His signs of being alive and among us, living among us, and we’re then worshipping the living Christ that’s among us.

“The Ephesian Church Age”, preached on Monday 05 December 1960

 

The back of the Book ( the unwritten mysteries ) was sealed with seven ( unwritten ) Seals which are the seven unwritten Thunders.

John heard them but never wrote what they said.

Then there are seven written Seals that are written in Revelation 6. These are to be opened by the revelation of the seventh messenger or angel.

So there are two sets of seven Seals. The written Seals to be revealed and the unwritten Seals ( the Thunders ) which will remain a mystery until the dead rise in the resurrection.

Then the first age saints, and ourselves, will both hear them together.

We must always be in agreement with the first church age saints.

Daniel saw and heard the Thunders. What did he say they were?

What did he say they said?

Your thunder theory must line up with what Daniel said about the Thunders.

“The back of the Book” means it was not written in the Book but is somehow hidden in the Book.

“The back of the Book” also means that it only happens after the relevant events that are written in the Book have been completed.

Question 2: Did the early church believe these Thunders doctrines?

Did Paul and the early church preach your version of the thunders?

The only thing we get from early church is what John said in Revelation 10.

This is all that the early church knew about the Thunders.

 

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.

Revelation 10 : 3-4

339-1 Revelation 10:7

… He will be God’s mouthpiece and HE, AS IT IS DECLARED IN MALACHI 4:6, WILL TURN THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN BACK TO THE FATHERS. He will bring back the elect of the last day and they will hear a vindicated prophet give the exact truth as it was with Paul. He will restore the truth as they had it. And those elect with him in that day will be the ones who truly manifest the Lord and be His Body and be His voice and perform His works. Hallelujah! Do you see it?

The Laodicean Church Age Church Age Book Chapter 9

We must be restored to the same truth that the first age church had.

They never had a seven thunders doctrine.

 

252-1 {176} Now, notice, now, and here we are at the end time. And spiritual Eve, just as nat–as Hebrew Eve was promised… The Hebrew bride was promised the Word to return, and the spiritual bride from Pentecost, when she fell at Nicaea, then she’s promised in the last days that the Word will come again. Now, you say… Then… If you want another Scripture, take over here, Revelations 10. And said, “In the hour, the time of the–the last angel, the seventh angel, seventh messenger, begins to sound, the mystery of God is finished (See?), the restoration back to the Word. The Bible said that this messenger of the last days would be–restore them back to the original faith again, back to the faith of the fathers. But you think they receive it? No, sir. Last days He would restore the original Word again, as He said in Malachi 4, but–that–that she had forfeited.

“The Third Seal”, preached on Wednesday 20 March 1963

We are not to receive a new Message with new thunders doctrines.

We are to be restored back to what the early church believed.

Will we receive the same written truth that the early church had?

We do not want to stay with the basics of the first church age. We prefer speculating over the unwritten mysteries of the thunders, the seventh seal, the new name of God, when He is coming etc.

Thus we are losing our focus of what is written.

Revealing the written mysteries of the Word is the message for our day.

 

130Now that’s the question. Here is where I wanted to get to, in Revelations 10. We’ll get to it in a few minutes, and another Scripture verse. He said, “In the days of the Message of the seventh angel, the mystery of God ought to be finished.” Here is the question, is, if you follow in that line in this hour, will it be finished? “Will I find the Faith?” Will Malachi 4 be fulfilled in this time, “Restore the Faith of the children, back to the Faith of the fathers, the original, the Word”? See?

“The Annointed Ones at the End Time”, preached on Sunday morning 25 July 1965

God does not want our new clever theories. He wants us to believe what the first church believed.

 

381-3 {394} And I set there, and then a voice said, “You’ve been gathered to your people like Jacob was gathered to his people.”


And I said, “Does every leader have to be judged like that?”
Said, “Yes.”

I said, “What about Paul?”
He said, “He will have to be judged with his.”

“Well,” I said, “if his group goes in, so will mine, ’cause I’ve preached exactly the same Word.” I said, “Where he baptized in Jesus’ Name, I did too. I preached…”

And the millions screamed out, all at once, said, “We’re resting on that.”

“The Fifth Seal”, preached on Friday 22 March 1963

In the Judgement we will be judged by how well we agreed with Paul and the early church. Not by how clever our thunders theories were.

 

83-1 “Thou hast tried them that say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.”

My, that is a blunt statement. …

It was the apostles who brought the original Word to the people. That original Word… Those Ephesians knew that Word as Paul had taught it. They were full of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of Paul’s hands. They looked those false apostles in the eye and said, “You are not saying what Paul said. You are, therefore, false.” Oh, that sets my heart on fire. Get back to the Word! It is not you that really tries the apostle, and prophet and teacher, IT IS THE WORD THAT TRIES THEM.

One of these days there is going to come a prophet to the Laodicean Church Age and you will know if he is the real one sent from God or not. Yes you will, for if he is of God HE WILL BE IN THAT WORD EXACTLY AS GOD GAVE IT TO PAUL. HE WON’T DEVIATE FROM THAT WORD FOR A MOMENT, NOT BY ONE IOTA.

In that last age, when there will be many false prophets appearing, watch and see how they keep telling you that if you don’t believe them and what they say, you will be lost; but when that LAST DAY PROPHET comes on the scene, if he is truly that prophet, he will be crying out, “Get back to the Word or you are lost.” He won’t build on a private revelation or interpretation, but on the Word. Amen, and Amen!

Ephesian Church Age Church Age Book Chapter 3

From the Message quotes we learned about baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are now able to prove that doctrine from Scripture without referring to the quotes.

 

Can you prove your Thunders doctrine from Scripture without referring to any quotes?

 

We are waiting for the harvest. The seed that is reaped in the seventh church age is identical to the seed that was planted in the first church age.

If the first church never preached a thunders doctrine, we must not either. Otherwise we are different to them. We are not supposed to be better or cleverer than them. We are supposed to be turned back to them, and thus believe exactly what they believed.

We must not be different to them.

Question 3: What was the single thunder that uttered in Revelation Chapter 6?

1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

Revelation 6 : 1

So there was one thunder when the first Seal opened.

What was this Thunder? When does it utter?

How is it linked to the 7 Thunders of Revelation Chapter 10?

 

557-3 {245} …What happens is that those seven thunders that he heard thunder and was forbidden to write, that’s what the mystery is laying behind those seven consecutive thunders rolling out.

557-5 {249} Now, why? Let us prove it. Why? It is the secret that no one knows about. …

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

There are seven consecutive thunders in Revelation 10.

They hold a secret that no-one knows about.

Then there is another single thunder in Revelation 6 verse 1 , when the first Seal opened. What is it?

What do we know about this single thunder?

 

206 Dear God, in this solemn moment, it’s going to be a time like this when there really will be a clap of thunder someday, and the Son of God shall descend from the heavens with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and the trump of God, the dead in Christ shall rise.

“I have Heard but now I See”, preached on Saturday evening 27 November 1965

This is November 1965, long after he revealed the Seals, and he speaks of a single thunder that is still in the future. A single clap of thunder that is linked to the resurrection.

 

178 One day, there will come a blast from Heaven, “And the dead in Christ shall rise first.”

“The Rapture”, preached on Saturday 04 December 1965

Twice in one week, just before he died, he refers to this single mysterious thunder that is still to come.

December is the month that he died. He was still looking forward to that single thunder that would announce the resurrection.

 

225-6 {350} God, help our unbelief. Take it away from us, Lord. We want to receive rapturing grace. We want to be able when that mysterious thunder thunders out yonder, and the Church is taken up, we want to be ready to receive it, Lord.

“The Second Seal”, preached on Tuesday evening 19 March 1963

One thunder sometime in the future when the church is taken up. We have no real understanding of what this thunder means. But it obviously will happen so we must keep looking forward to that great mysterious event.

 

44-3 Now, is it plain? When the first seal was opened, the seals that was inside the Book, these mysteries that was sounded forth: justification, sanctification, Roman Catholic church, Protestants, and when all their little battles and things left these loose ends in the Word of God, the seventh angel comes on and gathers them all up and explains them. See? And then he finishes; seven thunders utter out. John started to write. He said, “Don’t write it, but seal it.” And the first seal was opened of the seals on the inside of the Book; it opened with a thunder.

“Is this the Sign of the End, Sir?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

The single Thunder is linked to the opening of the first Seal.

Think carefully.

The front cover of the Seals book says “The Revelation of the Seven Seals”.

 

187-2 {73} Now, watch this now. “If God does not do nothing,” said Amos, “until first He reveals it to His servants the prophets,” and then we see what He’s doing, it must be that He’s fixing to do something, what He’s revealing now. God is fixing to move on the scene in judgment; I believe. He’s fixing to do something. And one thing again that testifies: surely we are in the last day; we’re at the end of the age, the Laodicea Church Age. Now, for these things were to be revealed only at the last day.

“The Second Seal”, preached on Tuesday 19 March 1963

Do not confuse the revelation of the opening of the Seals with the actual opening which happens in Revelation Chapter 6 which is after the church gets caught up to heaven in Revelation Chapter 4.

 

1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in 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 shew thee things which must be hereafter.

2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

Revelation 4 : 1-2

71 Then we find out here, after these things, he heard a voice was speaking to him, that… What was it? The Spirit left the earth. “After these things,” starts out the 1st verse ( of chapter 4 ). After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven:… Revelation 4:1, after the church is gone, then a–a Door was opened. And we’ve went through all of that and found that that was Christ was the Door. And the same voice that was walking in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks also was the same voice he heard in heaven, saying, “Come up hither.” John went up. It represented the church going in the rapture.

“Revelation, Chapter four”, part 3, preached on Sunday 08 January 1961

92 After these things …after he had seen the church age …after he had seen all the church ages go through

114 The church age was through, showed His Spirit was finished here.

121 “I’ll show you what’s going to be after this, after the church ages”

125 …John being taken up immediately after the church age was a type of the raptured church. Immediately after the church age is over, this Laodicean church age, then comes the rapture. The church goes up like John did into the presence of God.

“Revelation Chapter four”, part 1, preached on Saturday 31 December 1960

37 The first three chapters of the Book of Revelations reveals all the happenings unto the Church. Then, from the 3rd chapter unto the 19th chapter of Revelation, there is no more seen of the Church. The Church goes up at the 4th chapter of Revelations, and returns back at the 19th chapter of Revelations,

“The Feast of the Trumpets”, preached on Sunday morning 19 July 1964

167 Now, let’s get back to the verse: And a… behold, a throne was set in heaven… (2nd verse)… and one set on it. Note, “the throne,” He set on the throne. He wasn’t no more back down in the candlesticks now, on earth. The rapture had done come. He was in glory, setting on His throne. I want you to notice on down, we’ll find even in the 5th chapter; it was not the throne of mercy. It wasn’t a throne of mercy any more; it was the throne of judgment. It wasn’t a throne of grace. It’s a throne of judgment because fire and lightning and thunders issued forth from it; no more; mercy’s over, the church age was finished. “He that’s filthy is filthy still; he that’s righteous is righteous still; he that’s holy is holy still,” no more a throne of mercy.

“Revelation Chapter four”, part 1, preached on Saturday 31 December 1960

70-5 {23} Now, now, we’re going to turn to the 5th chapter. Now, this is not the Seven Seals. It is the “Breach Between the Church Ages and the Seven Seals.” Now, there is also a 6th chapter of… and there was a 4th chapter, rather, of Revelation, and in that it kind of revealed something that would take place after the Church going up: that the Church goes up on the 3rd chapter of Revelations and does not return until the 19th chapter of Revelations.

“The Breach between the 7 Church Ages and the 7 Seals”, preached on Sunday evening 17 March 1963

22 But when John looked he saw only “ONE” upon the throne. And it was not until Revelation 5:6-8 (which follows Revelation 4:2-3 in sequence of time) that we see the “Lamb” taking the book from “HIM” That sat on the throne

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, The Church Age Book Chapter 1

Thus Revelation chapter 5 happens after chapter 4. If the Church Ages happen during chapters 2 and 3, then the church is caught up in chapter 4 at the end of the Church Ages. Thus chapter 5, when the Lamb takes the Book, only happens after the church is caught up to heaven. Then the seven Seals open after that in chapter 6. The actual events in chapter 5 and chapter 6 occur in heaven.

 

6 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, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

8 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.

9 And 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;

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 5 : 6-10

500-3 {266} 23a In Revelations verse 5 to 9, who are these found sing–singing when the Lamb takes the Book out of the–out of the… takes the book… Are–Oh, are these the raptured saints?
No, Revelations 6… 5 and 9, rather, no. If you notice, these are not the saints. He has never claimed His property yet. See? This is not the saints. If you notice, they’re the elders and the beast, and they sing.

501-1 {270} There’s something wrong. There’s something wrong. Now, that’s just all there is to it. There’s–there’s something’s happened. See? There’s something that went wrong somewhere. Everybody feeling all right? There’s no–there’s no sickness or nothing?

[A man in the congregation requests that Brother Branham read Revelation 5:9 again--Ed.]

And when he had… the book, the four beasts and the 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 the saints.

And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seal thereof: for thou has–wast slain,… (And here it is. Here it is. I was wrong on that. See?)… thou has redeemed us to God by the blood of every kindred,…

501-2 {271} That’s right. Now, what do you think about that? Oh, if the Presence of the Holy Ghost isn’t here, what is? He wouldn’t let… See, I only read the first part of that verse. See, it’s just–it’s just a–or something wrote here, and I was trying to get through, looking at that clock. But you see Him stop me on that? Glory. I never read the other part of that. See, I got here: “and…” Look here. “And they–and they sang a new song,” and I stopped. See? But look here, “the song they sang, saying, You have redeemed us out of every kindred, tongue, and nation.” Sure, that’s them. My, oh, my, oh, my. See it?

…and I got something yet this afternoon I’ve got to find from God. But He was so determined that I wouldn’t make that error that He called me back to read the rest of that verse.

502-2 {274} I just… It just felt like something just rolled over me there and said, “Go back; go back.” And I thought, “Go back, what? Stop right now and start praying for the sick? What–what is it? What have I done?” And just as I started to reach for that, somebody said, “Read the verse over again.” I read it over, and there at the bottom of this question, there it was (See?) Revelations 6. See, I read the first; it does sound like it at the first (See?), “And they sang a new song…” But down here, see what it was? the next, coming on down, “has redeemed us.” Sure it was the Bride, the raptured saints. Could you… And here… Certainly, the–the Lamb had the Book in His hand. He’d done left the Throne of mediatorial grace. See?

“Questions and Answers on the Seals”, preached on Sunday morning 24 March 1963

A rare event. God corrected him while he was preaching. Thus this point is very important. Please note – it is the bride who sings around the throne in Revelation Chapter 5 that they have been redeemed from every nation and tongue. The actual opening of the Seals only happens in the next chapter, which is after the bride has been caught up to heaven. Then the seals actually open in Chapter 6.

So when do the Seals actually open? When you are in heaven and standing around the throne after being caught up after the resurrection.

 

164 …These Trumpets are let loose on the Jews, (don’t you see?) not on the Gentiles. The Gentile, when them Seals was opened, is sealed away; time is ended; the Church is called.

“The Feast of the Trumpets”, preached on Sunday morning 19 July 1964

Brother Branham went beyond the curtain of time and came back with a preview to reveal what happens when these Seals will open in the future.

Thus we have a revelation ( of the opening ) of the seven Seals.

You can read that on the cover of the seven Seals book.

The cover says “The Revelation of the Seven Seals”.

Amos 3 : 7 says that God will do nothing until He first reveals it to His servants the prophets.

 

7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Amos 3 : 7

God will not do something until He first reveals what He is going to do.

God cannot open the seven Seals until He first gives us a revelation of the opening of the seven Seals.

The Seals have to be opened by revelation, which basically gives us a preview of this future event, before they actually open in reality.

If brother Branham actually opened the Seals, then when were they revealed before he opened them?

 

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

“The Feast of the Trumpets”, preached on Sunday morning 19 July 1964

But in many places he says that the Seals have opened.

We have a revelation of the opening of the seven Seals.

The revelation of the opening of the seventh Seal is that it opened to reveal that it is the hidden mystery of Christ’s second Coming. No one knows this mystery.

 

576-3 {394} Now, there was some reason that God let this seven voices be thundered, because it must come (See?), for the… We find that Christ, the Lamb took the–the Book in His hand, and He opened that Seventh Seal. But you see, it’s a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But it–it’s right along with what He said: no one would know His coming; they also would not know about this seven thunder mystery. So you see, it’s connected together.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Monday evening 24 March 1963

So we do not know this seventh Seal.

 

578-2 {407} Now, the Angel was to my left, would really be the last, or seventh Angel, if we would count them from left to right, because he was on my left, me looking to him towards the west, him coming towards the east would be on the left side, so that would be the last angel’s message: very notable. You remember how I said he had his–kind of his head back, and his great sharp wings, and how he flew right to me. Now, that is this Seventh Seal. It’s still is a notable thing. And we are… We don’t know what it is as yet, because it’s not permitted to be broken.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Monday evening 24 March 1963

208 The Lamb took His Book when, the Seventh Seal just ready for it to be opened, the Sixth Seal. Remember, He hid the Seventh Seal from us. He wouldn’t do it. When the Angel stood, day by day, telling it, but then He wouldn’t do it on that one. Said, “There is silence in Heaven.” No one knew. It was the Coming of the Lord.

“Souls that are in Prison”, preached on Sunday morning 10 November 1963

347 But, remember, all this time, Noah was in the ark. The Bride is sealed in with Christ, the last member has been redeemed. The Sixth Seal has produced itself. The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth.

“Souls that are in Prison Now”, preached on Sunday morning 10 November 1963

 

The seventh seal was preached on the 25 March 1963. Some believers claim that the seventh seal being preached was the coming of the Lord.

 

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

“The Feast of the Trumpets”, preached on Sunday morning 19 July 1964

The seventh seal has not opened, so how could He have come?

Some claim that the Cloud was the coming of the Lord, but that was the 28th February 1963.

So which date is the coming of the Lord? The Cloud date or the preaching of the seventh seal date?

Now the Parusia believers take the coming of the Lord to be the Pillar of Fire that appeared above the Ohio River in 1933.

The photograph of the Pillar of Fire that formed a halo over Brother Branham’s head that was photographed in Chicago in the 1950s would then also qualify as a coming of the Lord.

So all these conflicting dates suggest that linking the coming of the Lord to some past events is rather pointless.

 

God will not reveal the great mystery of Christ’s coming until the last minute.

 

If you believe that all the Seals have already opened, look at the problems you will have with the sixth Seal.

 

433-1 {295} …It’s Moses and Elijah, ’cause there’s their ministry reimpersonated again: both men. Oh, my. Do you see it now? See what the Sixth Seal is? It’s those prophets.

Now, notice. Don’t let it choke you, but watch what opened that Seal: prophets. See? Amen. There you are. Oh, we’re living in the eagle day, brother, head up among the clouds. They opened that Sixth Seal. They have power to do it. Amen. There’s your Sixth Seal coming open. See?

“The Sixth Seal”, preached on Saturday 23 March 1963

The two Jewish prophets open up the sixth Seal in the tribulation.

When the sixth Seal opens they will cause a violent disruption of nature.

 

432-5 {293} … and have power over the waters to turn them to blood and to smite the earth with plagues as oft as they will.

What is it? What can bring these things but the Word? They can do nature anyway they want to. Here it is. They’re the one who brings on this Sixth Seal. They uncover and open it up. It’s the power of God to interrupt nature. See, the Sixth Seal, is completely an interruption of nature.

Do you get it now? There’s your Seal. Who does it? It’s the prophets the other side of the rapture. With the power of God, the Word of God, they just condemn nature. They can send earthquakes, turn the moon into blood, the sun can go down or anything at their command. Amen.

“The Sixth Seal”, preached on Saturday 23 March 1963

The sixth seal will only happen on the other side of the rapture. Not before.

Two Jewish prophets will bring it to pass.

We gentiles simply have a revelation of it. We know that the sixth seal refers to the Jews in the Tribulation. But we do not really know the details of the Tribulation.

 

440-8 {359} It’s time for the Sixth Seal, pretty soon, to be opening up, and when she does, oh, my. The end… The Bride has done gone forth. She’s done… The Queen’s done went to take her place. She’s being married now to the King, while this was going on. And Israel’s remnant is sealed and ready to go, and then nature lets go. Oh, what a time.

“The Sixth Seal”, preached on Saturday 23 March 1963

The sixth Seal opens when the bride is being married in heaven.

He is revealing the sixth Seal and says it will open up pretty soon. Some time in the future.

 

536-4 {77} Now, the–the 8th chapter only reveals the scene of–the scene of the Seventh Seal where nothing else is revealed. Now, nothing is not revealed in the Seventh Seal. Now, has nothing to do with the 7th chapter of–of Revelation. It’s the revealing of the Seventh Seal is perfectly mute. And if I only had time (I’ll try a few places.) to show you all the way back from Genesis this 7th chapter–this Seventh Seal is–is spoke of. From the very beginning in Genesis, this seventh–these Seals moved right up.

Couldn’t you remember this morning bringing these things up? And watch tonight bringing them up, and you find out when it gets to that Seventh Seal, she cuts off. Just… Jesus Christ, is speaking Himself, told of the end time and when He got–told all six Seals; when He got to Seventh, He stopped. There it is. See? It’s a great thing.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

Six Seals were revealed by telling us what their symbols refer to. But there are no symbols in the seventh Seal. Thus we have no revelation of the seventh Seal.

 

271 Do you believe we’re living in the last days when the Son of man was to be manifested? That would be all the Word that’s gathered up through Luther, Wesley, Baptist, and all that, and the Pentecostal, all gathered up to the revelation of what it’s all been. The seventh angel was to open the six-seal mystery. It’s all to be gathered up in the Son of man, His fullness of time has come to the fullness of His Word, to manifest the fullness of His Body. That’s the Word, then, that’s the spoken Word made manifest by the Word, reveal the Word.

“Proving His Word”, preached on Sunday 16 August 1964

Here brother Branham confirms that his ministry was to reveal the six written seals not the unwritten seventh Seal.

 

142 Great signs in the heaven above, Angels coming in constellation! And scientists looking off at it, predicted months before it happened. There it was. There it’s in the magazine. Told months before it happened! Seven Angels come down, and said, “The complete revelation of the six-seal mystery of God would be unfolded.” And there it was just exactly like He said, predicted before it happened.

“Influence”, preached on Saturday evening 03 August 1963

The Cloud was photographed by a scientist who could not explain it because it was too high where there is insufficient water vapour to form a cloud.

Brother Branham refers to this Cloud as a sign in the heaven above.

Not the coming of the Lord, but a sign of the coming of the Lord.

 

409-2 {124} …Now, we… I want you to read with me as you do. Compare Scriptures of this great event that we will see that this great secret or mystery that was under the Sixth Seal of the Book of Redemption.

Now, remember, these are hidden mysteries. And the Sixth Seals altogether is one great big book, just six scrolls rolled together; and it unwinds the whole Book of Redemption. That’s how the whole earth was redeemed.

“The Sixth Seal”, preached on Saturday 23 March 1963

The whole Book of Redemption is revealed by the six written Seals.

We are saved by what is written in the Word.

Brother Branham had to reveal the written mysteries to prepare us for the Coming of the Lord.

Will revealing the mystery of the six written Seals be enough?

 

246 Pentecost feast finishes at the period of the Seventh Trumpet, for the next is the Coming of… The Seventh Seal, for the next is the mystery of the Coming of Christ, and, also, the Trumpet is sound for the Jews. Their Sixth Trumpet is sound, and, when it does, it makes known to them the revealed Son of God; one-half hour of space. Remember, all Trumpets sound on this Sixth Seal. The Sixth Seal finishes the mystery, under the Sixth Seal, just before the Seventh is opened.

“The Feast of the Trumpets”, preached on Sunday 19 July 1964

Revealing the six Seals is enough to finish the mystery of the written Word.

The unwritten seventh Seal must be left to God. He alone can bring it to pass.

Question 4: Did the Thunders utter during Bro Branham’s ministry?

38-2 (Capital S-e-a-l)… Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

It’s on the backside. When a book is complete… Now, He didn’t say on the front side; He said on the backside. After it’s all done completed, then these seven thunder voices is the only thing that is stuck to the Book, that’s not revealed. It’s not even written in the Book.

… These seals are on the backside of the book, and at the time that the seventh angel is sounding, all the mysteries that are written in the Book is completed.

“Is this the Sign of the End, Sir?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

Brother Branham was to reveal the mysteries that “are written in the Book”.

His ministry was not for the mysteries that were on the backside of the Book. Some mysteries are written in the Book. Some mysteries are not written in the
Book. These mysteries are somehow hidden away in the Book without a specific symbol or image that we can interpret

There are at least four of these unwritten mysteries:

These mysteries were not part of Brother Branham’s ministry.

We will discuss each of these points later in this study.

Nor was his ministry concerned with the mysteries that pertain to the Jews in the tribulation, such as the seven vials and the seven trumpets.

 

34 Now, The Feast Of The Trumpets. Now, this was a gathering of Israel, where they gathered together, the feast of the trumpets.

35 Now, I have been anticipating for sometime to–to speak on the subject of the Seven Trumpets in the Book of Revelations. And now we are going to review this, just a moment, to bring out the real cause of me not speaking this time, because the Holy Spirit would not let me speak at this time on these things. I know that sounds very juvenile, maybe, to people of great learning and understanding, but to the Christian it’s different. We–we follow the leading of the Spirit, that alone.

“The Feast of the Trumpets”, preached on Sunday morning 19 July 1964

44 Then when I come to this part here, of preaching the Seven Trumpets, I was thought, “Well, I’ll not try to think anything. I’ll just wait till that time and let Him reveal it to me.” And then yesterday when I was… I went into the room and wondering why… Or, beg your pardon, it was day before yesterday. When I went into the room, to try to understand, it was there that the Holy Spirit opened up this, to show me the reason it not profitable even for the Church at this time, ’cause it has nothing to do with the Church, at all.

“The Feast of the Trumpets”, preached on Sunday morning 19 July 1964

He tried to preach the “Feast of the Trumpets” but God told him that those mysteries were not meant for the Gentile church. They refer to the Jewish remnant in the great tribulation. Thus he could not hold a week long session on the seven Trumpets although he had done that for the seven Church Ages and then again for the seven Seals because those mysteries affect the Gentile bride.

If you think you know all the mysteries, tackle the 2300 days of Daniel’s prophecy. That is a real puzzle.

Brother Branham explained all the mysteries that enable the bride to get ready for the catching away of the church to escape the tribulation.

Thus the mysteries of the tribulation time are not applicable to the bride because she will miss the tribulation.

 

235-1 {39} –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, eyes and, like–and feet like fire and so forth, raises up His hand and swears by Him that lives forever and ever on the throne, that time shall be no more.

235-4 {42} And when He takes this oath, seven thunders utter their voices,

236-1 {46} And then goes on and said, in the day just before these seven thunders, all the mysteries here are revealed.

“The Third Seal”, preached on Wednesday 20 March 1963

The Angel descends after the mysteries are revealed.

Just before the seven thunders, the mysteries are revealed.

The Cloud appeared on Sunset mountain before the Seals were revealed.

So the Cloud is not the Angel.

 

283-5 {35} And then after these Seven Seals are completed, we find in Revelations 10 there was seven mysterious thunders

“The Fourth Seal”, preached on Thursday 21 March 1963

 

44-3 Now, is it plain? When the first seal was opened, the seals that was inside the Book, these mysteries that was sounded forth: justification, sanctification, Roman Catholic church, Protestants, and when all their little battles and things left these loose ends in the Word of God, the seventh angel comes on and gathers them all up and explains them. See? And then he finishes; seven thunders utter out.

“Is this the Sign of the End, Sir?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

 

285-1 {45} But we find out then that in the Book of the Revelation at the seventh angel’s message, the mysteries, all the mysteries of it, should already be revealed by that time (Now that’s Revelations 10:1-7.), that it should be revealed according to that time–at that time when He did.

Then the seven thunders utter their strange voices, and John was going to write… It was… John knew what it was, but he–he didn’t write it, ’cause he was forbidden to write it. That’s absolutely and altogether a mystery. It’s not even in symbol or nothing. We just know he–it thundered; that’s all.

“The Fourth Seal”, preached on Thursday 21 March 1963

 

72 …and then we got over in the Bible and showed that there would be a–a seventh angel’s Message. And at the sounding of the seventh angel’s Message, all the mysteries of God would be made known. Then come seven mysterious thunders.

“Standing in the Gap”, preached on Sunday morning 23 June 1963

 

283-5 {35} 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 Fourth Seal”, preached on Thursday 21 March 1963

He did not come down to unfold the mystery.

Note, on February 28 the great Cloud of 1963 was photographed which was the day before the hunting season opened. So brother Branham was not out hunting when the Cloud was photographed. The hunting season opened on 1 March. Some time after that, seven angels appeared to him and gave bro Branham the commission to reveal the mysteries of the seven Seals. A month later this was done during a week- long series of meetings. Then for 3 years further revelations of the written mysteries in the Scripture unfolded. These revelations ceased in December 1965 with his tragic death. Thus the written mysteries to prepare us for the catching away were complete. So the 7 Thunders can only utter after 1965. Thus the Angel of Revelation 10 can only come down after 1965 when the Message was complete.

The Angel did not come down to reveal the mysteries.

The Angel came down with an open book i.e. after the mysteries were revealed. So the Cloud is not the Angel.

The Cloud consisted of 7 angels going away. It was not one Angel coming.

The Cloud went away before the Seven Seals were revealed.

 

46- … The other angels was messengers, men of the earth. But this Angel… But this One didn’t come from the earth;

He come down from heaven, because the mystery’s all finished.

And when the mystery’s finished, the Angel said, “Time shall be no more,” and seven thunders throwed their voices out.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

He comes down because the mysteries are finished.

 

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.

“Shalom”, preached on Sunday 19 January 1964

The Angel, Christ in the form of the Angel, comes down to perform the resurrection. He stands on land and sea where the dead have been buried through the ages. This is His triumph over Death, the last enemy. The roar of the Lion, the King of Life.

The Angel does not come to reveal the mysteries. That has already been done by the 7th angel.

The Message has to come before the resurrection, to prepare us for it so that we believe the same things that the first church believed. We will only see them if we believe what they believed. The seed that is harvested at the end is identical to the seed that was planted at the beginning. It has no extras.

 

37-3 Notice, Revelations 5:1. Listen at this now. And I saw in the right hand of him that set upon the throne a book written within… (The writing was with inside.)… and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Now, there’s writing on the inside of the Book, but the backside had seven seals on the back of it that wasn’t written in the Book. Now, this is the revelator talking: John. Now, remember, it wasn’t written in the Book. “And in the days of the voice of the seventh angel all this mystery that’s written within should be finished.” It should be taken care of in that day. Now, do you see what I mean? Are you following me?

Then is the time for the seven voices of Revelations 10 to be revealed.

When the Book is finished, there’s only one thing left, and that is the seven mysterious voices of thunder that was wrote on the backside of the Book that John was forbidden to write.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

The seventh angel finishes the written mysteries.

There are also seven seals that are not written ( the 7 thunders )

First the Message of the 7th angel – Christ coming to His church as the revealed Word, to take us back to the teachings of the early church.

When the Book is finished. When the written mysteries are revealed, then Christ comes as the Angel of Revelation 10 to perform the resurrection.

Then the 7 Thunders utter to prepare the whole church, living and resurrected, for the second coming of the Christ in His physical body.

Then the bride will be caught up to meet Him in the air.

 

39-4 The Bible said here that that would be one of the mysteries that would be unfolded. Protestants, prostitutes committing spiritual fornications, leading people by denominations with their cup of iniquity of man-made doctrine, and pulling them away from the fountain filled with Blood, where the power of Almighty God flows freely to manifest Jesus Christ.

If that’s true, then God will back it up; and He has done it; and He will continue. But when that comes to pass, the Word is finished.

Now, there’s only one thing left. That is the seven thunders that we don’t know; and it would not have thundered in vain. God don’t do something just to be playing. We play and act silly, but not God. Everything with God is “yea and nay.” He doesn’t just fool. He doesn’t kid. He means what He says, and He says nothing ‘less there’s something meaning

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

When the Word is finished then the mysteries are unfolded. After that only one thing is left, the seven Thunders.

 

9 We’re told, in Revelation 10, that there’ll be a messenger in the last day, will gather up these little ends and will bring them together. And then the mystery of God would be finished, at the sounding of this angel, which was a messenger of the earth. Then One came down from Heaven, with His hands up, rainbow over His head, and swore that there would be time no more; an Angel taking an oath. And when we see this thing is materializing, oh, how sincere we should be.

“Influence”, preached on Saturday 12 January 1963

When the mystery is finished, then One comes down from heaven – the Angel.

 

130 Now, someone said, “Well, that Seven Seals, then, Brother Branham, that will be revealed in the last days, some great mystery how we get closer to God?” No, sir, it can’t be.

131 “Whosoever shall take one Word from this Bible, or add one word to It, his part will be taken, the Book of Life.” What it is is a revelation on what has been missed back there, to bring. It’s already wrote Here. It’s in Here. It’s to reveal what already has been written. See? Cause, you can’t add one thing to It, or take one Word from It.

“The Feast of the Trumpets”, preached on Sunday morning 19 July 1964

The seven Seals that are written in Revelation Chapter 6, when they are revealed by the 7th angel, open up and reveal the mysteries that are written in the Bible.

They do not reveal the unwritten mysteries.

Nor do they reveal everything about the tribulation. That applies to the Jews.

They reveal the written mysteries that pertain to the church, that the church lost after the first church age. After the dark ages the reformers were able to understand some of the mysteries like salvation, holiness, outreach, the Pentecostal power etc. but they were unable to puzzle out certain mysteries hidden in Scripture like how sin started, the fact that Jesus is Lord God Almighty, the various symbols in the Book of Revelation, what the Name of Father, Son and Holy Ghost is etc. These are the mysteries that the Protestant reformers missed.

 

E-24 We see time closing in. Soon we’re looking for the Angel that will set His foot on the land and on the sea, and raise up His hand and swear by Him that lives forever and ever, time shall be no more. Said at that time the mystery of God should be finished. We understand now, Father, that God’s threefold mystery has been made known to us. And we understand, and we’re looking now for those mysterious thunders that came out from heaven, in the book of Revelations, that was sealed on the back of the book.

“Super Sign”, preached on Sunday 24 June 1962

 

39-3 Now, when he begins to sound, the mystery will be finished. Now, note. Then it’s time for the seven sealed voices of Revelations 10 to be revealed. Do you understand? When all the mysteries of the Book is completed, and the Bible said here that he would finish the mysteries…

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End ?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

 

51-5 I don’t know. Is it–is it time? Is the minist–the mystery all finished? Has the sounding all over? Is that really them seven thunders fixing to utter out something that the little group that He’s gathered together will receive a rapturing faith to go in the rapture when He comes; for we’ll be changed as quick as those Angels come: in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, and shall be caught up together with those that is asleep to meet the Lord in the air.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End ?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

 

74-1 {39} 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 [ unquote : Coming 1 ] 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 whatever more is to be revealed.

74-2 {40} 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 [ unquote : Coming 2 ] 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.[ unquote : which coming? Coming 1 - the mysteries or coming 2 - the Angel ]

“The Breach between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals”, preached on Sunday evening 17 March 1963

But he has spoken of two comings. The coming of the mysteries and then the coming of the Angel. The Angel only comes when the seals are broke and the mystery is finished being revealed.

Before Christ comes down as the Angel to perform the resurrection, Christ must first come down in the form of the revealed Word.

The Angel does not come down to give the commission to reveal the Seals.

Seven angels did that in March 1963 – not one Angel.

The Angel does not come down as a Cloud. The Cloud was photographed going away on February 28 1963 which was the day before the hunting season opened in March 1. Some time early in March, while he was hunting, the seven angels came to him to give him the commission to reveal the seven written Seals of Revelation Chapter 6.

Brother Branham only began to reveal the Seals during March 17-25, 1963.

That revelation opened up a deeper insight into Scripture which enabled brother Branham to reveal many other mysteries that were written in the Bible. This revelation of the written mysteries continued until December 1965 when the Lord took him home.

So the Angel of Revelation 10 can only come down some time after 1965 when the mysteries were finished.

Remember, the Angel only comes down when the Seals are broke or revealed.

At which coming ( the coming of the mysteries or the coming of the Angel ) is the seventh angel on earth?

 

Read the next paragraph :

75-1 {47} 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 Breach between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals”, preached on Sunday evening 17 March 1963

The Angel only comes after the mysteries are finished

 

This sermon was preached about two and a half weeks after the Cloud was photographed and brother Branham is saying “time for the Angel to appear”. Obviously he did not regard the Cloud as the Angel. The Cloud was past tense.

He says “We’re close”. He is looking forward to the Angel that was soon to appear.

So the Cloud was not the Angel.

The Angel had not yet appeared when brother Branham revealed the Seals.

The Angel only comes down when the mysteries have been revealed.

The seventh angel has to be on earth when the mysteries come down i.e. Christ in the form of the revealed Word.

Only when he has explained the mysteries that the bride needs to prepare for the catching away will the Angel i.e. Christ in the form of the Angel, come down.

Why does this Angel come down? To perform the resurrection of the dead.

The resurrection is an event which is still to occur in the future. It did not happen on February 28th 1963 when the Cloud appeared.

 

E-7 We’re going towards a dark chamber, a chamber of death. Everyone enters that chamber. And every time our heart beats, we go one step closer. Someday, I shall enter that chamber. And when I get down to the last heart beat, I do not want to go in there as a coward; I want to wrap myself in His righteousness; pull it up around me and enter that chamber, to know Him in the power of His resurrection. And when they… The Angel screams forth, the Voice, the trumpet sounds, I want to come out from among the dead.

“Expectation”, preached on Wednesday 05 April 1950

Brother Branham was looking for this Angel to come down to perform the resurrection. This was still early in his ministry in 1950.

 

262 We’ve all got a victory. We’ve fought through many victories. And a great victory is coming just soon, right around the corner. Our complete V-day will be soon, when the Son of God shall break the skies, and scream with the Voice of the Archangel, and He shall come again. And the graves shall open, and the dead shall walk out.

“Victory Day”, preached on Sunday 21 April 1963

In 1963, almost two months after the Cloud was photographed going away, brother Branham was still looking for the Angel come down to perform the resurrection. ( Christ in the form of an Angel is also called the Archangel, the number one Angel )

 

130 Three things happens. A voice… A shout, a voice, a trumpet, has to happen before Jesus appears. Now, a shout… Jesus does all three of them when He’s–He’s–He’s–He’s descending.

A shout, what is the shout? It’s the Message going forth, first, the living Bread of Life bringing forth the Bride.

141 The first thing comes, when He starts descending from the Heaven, there’s a shout. What is it? Is a Message, to get the people together

152 Now, it’s the first thing, is the sounding. The first thing is a trumpet and a… or a voice… A shout; and then a voice; and then a trumpet.

Shout: a messenger getting the people ready.

The second is a voice of the resurrection: the same voice, that, a loud voice in Saint John 11:38-44, that called Lazarus from the grave.

Getting the Bride together; and then the resurrection of the dead, see; to be caught up with It. Now watch the three things takes place. The next is what? Was a trumpet. A voice… A shout; a voice; a trumpet.

153 Now, the third thing, is a trumpet. Which, always, at the feast of trumpets, is calling the people to the feast. And that’ll be the Bride’s Supper, the Lamb’s Supper with the Bride, in the sky. See?

154 The first thing comes forth is His Message, calling the Bride together. The next thing is a resurrection of the sleeping Bride; the–the ones died, back in the other ages, they’re caught together. And the trumpet, the Feast in the heavens, in the sky. Why, that’s the thing that takes place, friends.

“The Rapture”, preached on Saturday 04 December 1965

In December 1965, the month he died, brother Branham was still looking forward to the resurrection. This belief was unchanged throughout his ministry.

 

Question 5 : What link is there between the 7 Thunders and the 7 Seals ?

 

324-1 It was in the end-time period that the seven thunders of Jesus came forth. Revelation 10:3-4, “And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

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.”

What was in those thunders no one knows. But we need to know. And it will take a prophet to get the revelation because God has no other way of bringing out His Scriptural revelations except by a prophet. The Word always came by a prophet and always will.

“The Laodicean Church Age”, Church Age Book Chapter 9 Published 1965

This Church Age book was published towards the end of his ministry. He still did not know “what was in those thunders”. “No one knows”.

As a prophet he had to get a revelation of the thunders and yet not know what was in them, because they are an unwritten mystery.

How is this possible ?

 

1161-Q-395 395 Have the seven thunders which equals seven mysteries already been revealed? Were they revealed in the seven Seals, but are yet–but are yet not known to us as the thunders yet?

No, they were revealed in the seven Seals; that’s what the thunders was about. They was to reveal… The seven thunders that had uttered their voices and no one could make out what it was… John knew what it was, but he was forbidden to write it. He said, “But the seventh angel, in the days of his sounding, the seven mysteries of the seven thunders would be revealed.” And the seventh angel is a messenger of the seventh church age. See?

Questions and Answers 4 COD, preached on Sunday evening 30 August 1964

To get his revelation of the thunders, we must see what he said about them while he was preaching the seven Seals.

This is the vital clue.

Brother Branham revealed what the thunders were about.

What they would do. Not what they uttered.

He revealed the purpose of the thunders in the seven seals, but never told us what they said i.e. their content.

That is how we can have a revelation of the thunders ( what their purpose is ) and yet they remain a mystery a we have no idea what they said.

 

72-1 {29} This seven-sealed Book is revealed at the time of the Seven Thunders of Revelations 10.

72-4 {32} Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. Now, that’s what we don’t know. That’s yet to be revealed; it’s not in Holy Script, what them thunders say.

“The Breach between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals”, preached on Sunday evening 17 March 1963

Six of the seven Seals are written in the Bible and can thus be revealed.

What the thunders uttered is not written in the Bible and thus can’t be revealed.

This is the vital difference between the 7 thunders and the 7 Seals.

But the seventh Seal is also not written in the Bible. It is total silence. No clues.

Thus there is a link between the unwritten seventh Seal and the unwritten seven thunders.

 

75-3 {49} It is sealed up with Seven Seals.

Now, that’s a different from the Seven Thunders.

“The Breach between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals”, preached on Sunday evening 17 March 1963

The unwritten thunders are not the seven Seals but the purpose of the thunders is revealed in the seven Seals.

Yet a mystery remains : what the thunders say.

The seventh Seal is a total mystery ( just silence ) because it refers to the biggest mystery in Scripture which is the Second Coming of the Lord. We know nothing about this mystery. So if we also know nothing about what the thunders utter, then the thunders must be linked to the Coming of the Lord. The purpose of the thunders is linked to the Coming of the Lord.

 

36-1The Book that is written within is then completed, when this–all these mysteries have finished to be sounded.

Now, let me read it again, so you will be sure. Now, look.

But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel,… (the last angel)… when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished

Now, what is the mystery of God… one of them? Paul said in I Timothy 3, I believe it was, said, “Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness… For God was manifested in the flesh.” We handled Him, seen Him, received up into glory. Witnessed by angels, vindicated here on earth. God was.

Sure, it’s a great mystery, but it’s all solved: not Father, Son and Holy Ghost, three Gods, but One God in three offices. The Fatherhood under Moses, the Sonship under Christ, the Holy Ghost under this dispensation: three dispensations of the same God, not three Gods.

The mystery’s finished now. The Bible said it should be.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End ?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

Brother Branham revealed the written mysteries , “the Book that is written within”, the written mysteries that we need to know to prepare for the second Coming.

He revealed the mystery of the Godhead.

 

36-7 The Book that is written within is then completed when this angel ceases. Now, please understand this. When the seventh angel’s message is completed, the godhead mystery, the serpent’s seed mystery, all the other mysteries of all these things, eternal sonship, as they talk about. How can He be an eternal Son, when eternity never began or never ends? And a son is something that’s begotten of. How can it make sense?

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End ?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

He revealed the hidden mysteries that are written in the Bible like the Godhead, serpent seed. The mysteries that baffled the reformers.

 

37-2 Notice, the Book written… When this angel finishes all these loose-end ministries that through the battle they fought, Luther fought, and Wesley fought, and the Pentecostals fought, but there’s coming one, says the Bible, that in the days of his sounding, all these mysteries… The Oneness run off on Jesus’ Name. The Trinity went off on Father, Son, Holy Ghost, just like they did at the Nicaea Council: same thing. They both was wrong. But now, in the middle of the road, in the Scriptures lays out the truth. You see where we are at? The angel of the Lord…

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End ?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

37-3 Notice, Revelations 5:1. Listen at this now.

And I saw in the right hand of him that set upon the throne a book written within… (The writing was with inside.)… and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Now, there’s writing on the inside of the Book, but the backside had seven seals on the back of it that wasn’t written in the Book. Now, this is the revelator talking: John. Now, remember, it wasn’t written in the Book. “And in the days of the voice of the seventh angel all this mystery that’s written within should be finished.” It should be taken care of in that day. Now, do you see what I mean? Are you following me?

Then is the time for the seven voices of Revelations 10 to be revealed.

When the Book is finished, there’s only one thing left, and that is the seven mysterious voices of thunder that was wrote on the backside of the Book that John was forbidden to write.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

The prophet reveals the writing that was inside the Book, not the seven seals on the back of the Book that are not written in the Book.

These seven seals on the backside of the Book are the seven thunders.

 

40-3 And seven thunders right in the revelation here of Jesus Christ, is some mystery. Does not the Bible say that this is the revelation of Jesus Christ? Why, there’s some hidden mystery then of it. What is it? The seven thunders have it. For John was just about to write, and a voice came down from heaven, said, “Don’t write it. But seal it. Seal it up. Put it on the backside of the Book.” It’s got to be revealed. It’s the mysteries.

Now, we solved out these things by the Holy Spirit. It’s told us it wasn’t apples; it was sexual. Told us these things… There’s not no-one able to stand before it. I never seen a preacher in my life agreed with it. But I’ve asked them.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

The Revelation of Jesus Christ is the last book of the Bible. In this book of Revelation appears the seven thunders in Chapter 10. They hold the mystery of the Coming of the Lord. That is a mystery that we do not know.

 

284-5 {42} That’s the way the church ages and Seals and all the rest of it. And when anybody thinks that he has those seven thunders, if it don’t compare with the rest of the Word, there’s something wrong here.

“The Fourth Seal”, preached on Thursday 21 March 1963

The Thunders hold some hidden mystery that we need to know. They must somehow agree with what is written even though they are not actually written themselves.

Example, if you think the Thunders are the 7 virtues of the stature of a perfect man, then that version of the Thunders is written in the book of Peter. Thus it cannot be the correct version. But when these mysterious Thunders finally do utter, they will not contradict what Peter wrote.

Question 6 : Did brother Branham reveal what the 7 Thunders said ?

568-2 {335} “When will it be, Brother Branham?” I cannot tell you. I do not know…. …One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn’t revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn’t even written. So we’re at the end time; we are here.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

Please discipline yourself. We know nothing about the seventh seal, which is the great mystery of Christ’s coming, and we know nothing about what the seven thunders said.

Whatever you think they said, you are simply guessing as there is zero written evidence.

But we can perceive a link. The 7 thunders and the 7th seal are both not written. So they are joined in some way. The 7 thunders will utter in some way, after the resurrection, to prepare us for the catching away of the church at the second Coming of the Lord. The seventh Seal is linked to the second Coming.

 

557-5 {249}It is the secret that no one knows about. John was forbidding to write about it, even, even write a symbol about it. Why? This is why there was no active in–activity in heaven; it might give away the secret. Do you see it now? If it’s so great it must be included, because it’s got to happen, but when the seven thunders…

… Seven thunders in a row, uttered not… making just–just one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, straight. Then heavens couldn’t write that. Heavens can’t know about it, nothing else, because there’s nothing to go on. It’s a relaxing time. It was so great till it’s kept secret from the Angels. Now, why?

If Satan should get ahold of it, he might do great damage. There’s one thing he don’t know. Now, he can interpret anything he wants to, and impersonate any kind of a gift (I hope you’re learning.), but he can’t know this. It’s not even written in the Word. It’s a total secret. The Angels, everything shut up. If they made one move it might give something away, so they just shut up, quit harping; everything stopped.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

Where the Thunders were concerned, John was totally silent. All those in Heaven who witnessed the seventh seal open, kept quiet.

Let us do on earth what they did in Heaven. Keep our mouths shut.

If you know the answers and you reveal the secret to anyone, you will do great damage. So please keep your knowledge to yourself.

 

575-6 {392} Did you notice when the Jews asked Him that? You know when we compared the Scripture here with Matthew 24 with the six Seals, the Seventh Seal was left out; because (You see?), Christ said only God Himself knowed, not even the Angels. No wonder, it wasn’t even written. You see, they hushed; nothing take place then. Angels don’t know it;

nobody knows when He’s coming. But there’ll be a… There’ll be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

So I believe, to us who… If we don’t know it, and we–we–it won’t be knowed till that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the hour that it’s supposed to be revealed in. So the thing for us to do is to be reverent before God and serve Him, and do all that we know how to do, and live good Christian lives.

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

“The Seventh Seal”, preached Sunday evening 24 March 1963

Some claim that the public does not refer to the bride.

 

208 The Lamb took His Book when, the Seventh Seal just ready for it to be opened, the Sixth Seal. Remember, He hid the Seventh Seal from us. He wouldn’t do it. When the Angel stood, day by day, telling it, but then He wouldn’t do it on that one. Said, “There is silence in Heaven.” No one knew. It was the Coming of the Lord.

“Souls that are in Prison”, preached on Sunday morning 10 November 1963

 

557-5 {249}It is the secret that no one knows about.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

The public includes us and everyone else.

 

568-2 {335} “When will it be, Brother Branham?” I cannot tell you. I do not know. …. One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn’t revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn’t even written. So we’re at the end time; we are here.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

The public includes brother Branham himself.

 

577-1 {400} And now, if this tape would happen to fall into the hands of some persons somewhere, don’t try to make any kind of an “ism” out of it. The only thing you do, you just continue serving God, because this great secret is so great that God wouldn’t even let John write it. It thundered out, but He… knowing that… promising us that it would be opened, but to this time, it isn’t opened.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

564-2 {301} So just remember, the Seventh Seal, the reason it was not opened (See?), the reason It did not reveal it, no one should know about it….

You notice. Notice now, for the end-of-time message, this Seal. After all, He–He’s revealed all the six Seals, but it don’t say nothing about the Seventh. And the end time Seal, when it starts, will be absolutely a total secret according to the Bible.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

Please notice, the seventh Seal did not open.

The revelation that brother Branham got on the seventh Seal was that it is a total mystery that is linked to the second Coming. We know what the seventh Seal refers to ( the second Coming ) but we know absolutely nothing about it because we cannot interpret total silence.

 

576-3 {394} Now, there was some reason that God let this seven voices be thundered, because it must come (See?), for the… We find that Christ, the Lamb took the–the Book in His hand, and He opened that Seventh Seal. But you see, it’s a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But it–it’s right along with what He said: no one would know His coming; they also would not know about this seven thunder mystery. So you see, it’s connected together.

“The Seventh Seal” preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

When the seventh Seal opened, it was to reveal that it is a total mystery that no-one knows. Thus, in one sense it opened to reveal that it is linked to the second Coming. In other words, we now know what it refers to.

But effectively, it has not opened because we know nothing about this hidden mystery.

 

568-2 {335} “When will it be, Brother Branham?” I cannot tell you. I do not know…. ..One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn’t revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn’t even written. So we’re at the end time; we are here.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

576-3 {394} That much we have a understanding of it today, because the rest of it is all unfolded, but this is not unfolded. But setting in my room, and I heard this–or not heard it, rather, but seen it unfold to this seven thunders. Now, that’s as far as we can go right there. And now I trust that each and every one of you will serve God, and do that which is right, and love Him all your life and serve Him, and God will take care of the rest.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

We cannot know what the seven thunders utter until they do utter.

The revelation of the seventh Seal is that it opened to reveal that it is a total mystery. It is linked to the Coming of the Lord.

Brother Branham never heard the 7 thunders utter. He saw them in a vision, but never heard what they said.

 

567-1 {322} … Now, what this great secret is that lays beneath this Seal, I do not know. I don’t know it. I couldn’t make it out. I couldn’t tell it, just what it and just what it said. But I know that it was them seven thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times, and it unfolded into something else that I seen.

Then when I seen that, I looked for the interpretation that flew across there, and I couldn’t make it out. That’s exactly right, friend. See? The hour isn’t quite yet for it, but it’s moving into that cycle. See? It’s coming up close. So the thing for you to do is to remember that I speak to you in the Name of the Lord: Be prepared, for you don’t know what time something can happen.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

The interpretation of the seven thunders was impossible to understand because it appeared as an unknown tongue. God obviously does not want us to know what the thunders said. Only when they utter will we know.

At this point we are out of our depth. How do you interpret an unknown tongue?

 

563-5 {299}…”This will be the third pull, and you won’t tell it to nobody.”

And in Sabino Canyon, He said, “This is the third pull.” And there’s three great things that goes with it, and one unfolded today, or yesterday, the other one unfolded today, and there’s one thing that I cannot interpret, because it’s in an unknown language. But I was standing right there and looked right straight at it, and this is the third pull coming up. And the Holy Spirit of God… Oh, my. That’s the reason all heaven was silent.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

Brother Branham saw the seven thunders utter but the interpretation of this uttering was in an unknown tongue. Two other things go with the thunders but he never told us what they were. So at this point we are way out of our depth. Speculation will not cure our ignorance.

 

106 God’s great mystery of how, it’s a secret. He kept it a secret. Nobody knowed nothing about it. Even the Angels didn’t understand it. See, He didn’t reveal it. That’s the reason, under our seventh mystery, when the seventh seal was opened, there was silence. Jesus, when He was on earth, they wanted to know when He would come. He said, “It’s not… Even the Son Himself don’t know when it’s going to happen.” See, God has this all to Himself. It’s a secret. And that’s the reason there was silence in Heaven for a space of a half hour, and seven thunders utter their voices, and John was even forbidden to write it, see, the Coming of the Lord. That’s one thing He hasn’t revealed yet, of how He will come, and when He will come. It’s a good thing that He doesn’t. No.

“Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed”, preached on Sunday 28 July 19

567-3 {325}I don’t know who’s going to–what’s going to take place. I do not know. I just know that those seven thunders holds that mystery, that heavens was quieted. Everybody understand?

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

Here we get a clue to Question 6. What is the function of the thunders?

They hold the mystery of when the Lord is coming.

 

576-7 {398} … But you notice, He omitted the revelation of this Seventh Seal. And here when the Seventh Seal, when He opened it, He also omitted it again. See? So we see that it is a complete mystery, therefore, the hour is not yet for these mystery to be known, therefore, we’re this far and the rest of it will be known right around about the time that Jesus appears on earth again for His Bride, or whatever takes place at that time.

Now, until that time, let’s just all pray and live good straight Christian lives, looking forward for His coming.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

555-6 {229} We must remember that this Seventh Seal is the end of time of all things. That’s right. The things written in the Seven Seal Book (sealed up of the plan of redemption from before the foundation of the world), it every bit ends. It is the end; it is the end of the struggling world. It’s the end of struggling nature. It’s the end of everything. In there is the end of the trumpets. It’s the end of the vials. It’s the end of the earth. It’s the…It’s even the end of time. Time runs out; the Bible said so.

… Revelations the …–10th chapter and the–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. Everything runs out in this time, the end of the–of the–at the end of this Seventh Seal.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

The Angel of Revelation 10 is still in the future. The Angel is obviously not the Cloud which was photographed more than three weeks previously.

 

556-2 {233} Notice, it’s the end of the church age. It’s the–the end of the Seven Seals. It’s the end of the trumpets. It’s the end of the vials, and even ends the ushering in of the millennium; that’s on the Seventh Seal.

It’s just like firing a rocket into the air, and that rocket explodes here, and it goes up, then it explodes again. It puts out five stars. One of those stars explodes and blows out five stars from it; and then one of them stars explodes, blows out five stars from it (See?); it fades on out. That’s what the Seventh Seal; it just ends the time for the world. It ends the time for this. It means the time for that. It ends the time for this. It ends the time… Everything just ended up on that Seventh Seal.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

The world systems did not end in 1963. They will only end in the tribulation.

 

556-4 {236} Now, how is He going to do it? That’s what we don’t know, isn’t it? We don’t know. It’s even the time for all these things, and the ushering in of the millennium.

Notice, the breaking of this Seal was so great that heaven was hushed by it in silence for the space of a half hour. Now, is it great? What is it? It was hushed: heaven. There wasn’t a thing moved for a half hour.

Now, a half hour might not be long if you’re having a good time, but in the suspense of between death and life, it seemed like a millennium. It was so great, Jesus never mentioned it: none of the rest of them. John couldn’t even write of it. No, he was forbidden to write here. See, there’s just… He just… He didn’t write, but it’s just is silence.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

We should follow their example.

We know what the unwritten mysteries refer to but we do not know their content.

We do not know what the seven Thunders say.

We do not know the new name of the Lord.

We do not know when He is coming.

 

564-2 {301} Now, I–I’d better stop right here. See? I just–I just feel checked not to say no more about it. See? So just remember, the Seventh Seal, the reason it was not opened (See?), the reason It did not reveal it, no one should know about it

You notice. Notice now, for the end-of-time message, this Seal. After all, He–He’s revealed all the six Seals, but it don’t say nothing about the Seventh. And the end time Seal, when it starts, will be absolutely a total secret according to the Bible. Before knowing that… And remember, Revelations 10:1, 7 (1-7, chapter 10:1-7) at the end of the seventh angel’s message, all the mysteries of God would be known. We’re at the end time, the opening of the Seventh Seal.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

Six written Seals have been revealed but the seventh Seal is not written in Scripture and thus brother Branham, or any other man, cannot reveal it. How can any man reveal what is not written?

How did God reveal the great mystery of Christ’s first Coming? Through the agency of supernatural angels was the new name of God revealed.

Humans did not convey this information to Joseph and Mary.

 

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Matthew 1 : 20-21

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

Luke 1 : 26,30-31

575-4 {390} …Now, now, do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it’s also in a threefold mystery. This one I have–will speak and have spoke, that it is the mystery of the seven thunders. The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery. It’ll be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

The opening of the seventh Seal is a threefold mystery.

One of those threefold mysteries is the seven Thunders that we know nothing about.

We do not know what the other two parts of the threefold mystery are either.

So do not try to puzzle out these mysteries with human intelligence.

Eve puzzled out how to bring life through sex, making a mess.

Sarah puzzled out how Abraham could get a son through Hagar, making another mess. That produced Ishmael and the Arabs who now hold all of us to ransom for high oil costs and inflation and turmoil in the Middle East.

We do not need any more mess.

So please, no more puzzling out what the thunders say.

Just leave it to God. He does not need our help.

 

557-3 {245) What happens is that those seven thunders that he heard thunder and was forbidden to write, that’s what the mystery is laying behind those seven consecutive thunders rolling out.

557-5 {249} Now, why? Let us prove it. Why? It is the secret that no one knows about

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

So we do not know what the thunders say, but we can discover what they do.

They will give the bride faith for the catching away.

If the thunders have already uttered, why has the catching away not happened?

 

169 And he stretched forth his rod, at the command of God, and said, “Let frogs come up and cover the earth.” And the frogs come till they heaped them up, piles, and stink was everywhere, maybe forty or fifty feet high, of frogs. They were in the cupboard of–of Pharaoh. They were in the… turn down the sheet, and there would be a five hundred frogs under the sheet, under the bed, in the grub. Everywhere they went, was frogs, frogs, frogs. Where did they come from? God, the Creator, is sovereign. What He says, He’ll do!

170 And He said there’ll be hideous sights upon the earth. “Locusts with hair like women,” long hair, to haunt them women that cut their hair. “Teeth like lion; stingers in their tails, like scorpions; they would torment men, months.” Just wait till we get in to opening them Plagues and Seals, and them Seven Thunders, watch what takes place. Oh, brother, you better get to Goshen while there’s time to get to Goshen. Don’t pay any attention to this outside.

“And Knoweth it Not”, preached on Sunday 15 August 1965

In 1965, brother Branham was still looking forward to preaching on the Thunders.

Here he links them to the plagues that pour out in the Tribulation.

He says “Seals” but he had already preached he Seals. Did he mean Vials?

The seven Vials that pour out in the Tribulation?

 

19 And last week’s tapes, I think, will reveal to you the great hideous things that we’re going to speak on one of these days when we can get a place sufficient, of the opening of those last plagues to be poured out upon the earth, those Vials, rather, pouring out of the Vials, and the Seven Thunders, and those hideous sights that’s coming upon the earth. Man now, and people today, are in such a neurotic condition; the whole world!

“Christ is Revealed in His own Word”, preached on Sunday morning 22 August 1965

Here he definitely links the Thunders to the Vials and the Plagues that are poured out in the Tribulation. It is 1965 and he still wanted to preach on the Vials and the seven Thunders. He still saw them in the future.

 

16Now, in doing this, I have come here for the purpose of teaching the last Vials, last Seven Vials, and the last Seven Trumpets, and the last Seven Thunders, of the Book of Revelation, tying them together in this hour that we’re now living; to follow the opening of the Seven Seals, the Seven Church Ages. So, we couldn’t get room to do it. So I–I hope that, soon as I can, we’ll… can get a place sufficient for that, either here or in Louisville, New Albany, or either put up a tent, so we can just stay as long as the Lord leads us to do.”

“The God of this Evil Age”, preached on Sunday morning 01 August 1965

In 1965 he is still keen to preach on the seven Thunders and link them to the events of the Tribulation.

Question 7 : Did brother Branham reveal the purpose of the 7 Thunders ?

1161-Q-395 395 Have the seven thunders which equals seven mysteries already been revealed? Were they revealed in the seven Seals, but are yet–but are yet not known to us as the thunders yet?

No, they were revealed in the seven Seals; that’s what the thunders was about. They was to reveal… The seven thunders that had uttered their voices and no one could make out what it was… John knew what it was, but he was forbidden to write it. He said, “But the seventh angel, in the days of his sounding, the seven mysteries of the seven thunders would be revealed.” And the seventh angel is a messenger of the seventh church age. See?

Questions and Answers 4 COD, preached on Sunday evening 30 August 1964

Read through the entire seven Seals book. Nowhere in there does brother Branham tell us what the seven Thunders uttered.

But in the seven Seals he does reveal what the Thunders was about. In other words, he told us what their purpose was, their function in the plan of God.

 

142-1 {166} But think, now he wrote this, but when he started to write those other seven thunders, he said, “Don’t write it.” He’d been commissioned to write everything he seen. But when these seven thunders over in Revelations 10 uttered, he said, “Don’t write them at all.” They’re mysteries. We don’t know what they are yet; but my opinion they’ll be revealed right away. And when it do, it’ll give faith for that rapturing grace for that Church to move out. We just move through everything that we know of; through all the dispensations we’ve watched everything. We’ve seen the mysteries of God. We’ve seen the appearing of the–of the great gathering together of the Bride in the last days, but yet there’s something in there that we just can’t lighten ourself with. There’s something another. But I imagine when them mysteries begins to come forth… God said, “Hold it back now. Wait a minute. I’ll reveal it in that day. Don’t write it at all, John, ‘cause they’ll stagger over it. Just let–let it go. (See?) But I’ll reveal it in that day when it has need to done.”

“The First Seal”, preached on Monday evening 18 March 1963

 

327-1 Now this messenger of Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Malachi 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the seven seals. It will be these Divinely revealed ‘mystery-truths’ that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers. Exactly so.

The Laodicean Church Age – Church age Book Chapter 9

The purpose of the thunders is to turn us back to the early church. We can only literally unite with the Pentecostal fathers after their resurrection. They will be in new bodies and we need to have our bodies changed. That is when the thunders will be of benefit because the Lord will not come until after the resurrection and after our bodies have changed.

So let us look in the seven seals to get a revelation of what the thunders are about i.e. what they are to do, what their purpose is.

 

557-5 {249} It is the secret that no one knows about. John was forbidding to write about it, even, even write a symbol about it. Why? This is why there was no active in–activity in heaven; it might give away the secret. Do you see it now? If it’s so great it must be included, because it’s got to happen, but when the seven thunders…

Now, notice, when the seven angels come forth to sound their trumpets, there was one thunder. When Israel was gathered, there was a trumpet. When time shall be no more, the last trumpet… One thunder, but here is seven straight thunders right in a row: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, that perfect number. Seven thunders in a row, uttered not… making just–just one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, straight. Then heavens couldn’t write that. Heavens can’t know about it, nothing else, because there’s nothing to go on. It’s a relaxing time. It was so great till it’s kept secret from the Angels. Now, why?

If Satan should get ahold of it, he might do great damage. There’s one thing he don’t know. Now, he can interpret anything he wants to, and impersonate any kind of a gift (I hope you’re learning.), but he can’t know this. It’s not even written in the Word. It’s a total secret. The Angels, everything shut up. If they made one move it might give something away, so they just shut up, quit harping; everything stopped.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

No general reveals his battle plan until the last minute.

 

322-4 {314} And He’s got wrote, “Life,” riding on a white horse, and here’s a man with three different powers mixed up, called death, gathering his earthbound delegates, and Christ is gathering His heaven-born subjects, saints.

He’s got death wrote on him; Christ’s got Life wrote on Him. Those with Him are on white horses also, and they are called “the chosen before the foundation of the world,” (Amen.) and they are faithful to the Word. Amen. Whew. I like that one. Called, chosen before the foundation of the world, and then faithful to the Word by their choosing, all stimulated with new wine and oil just riding right along, coming down to meet Him. They know the thunders will issue the thing ‘course pretty soon. See?

“The Fourth Seal”, preached on Thursday evening 21 March 1963

The thunders are still in the future, they will issue something to the chosen to enable them to meet the Lord.

Notice the future tense. They will utter the secret in the future.

 

567-3 {325} I don’t know who’s going to–what’s going to take place. I do not know. I just know that those seven thunders holds that mystery, that heavens was quieted. Everybody understand?

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

 

575-6 {392} Did you notice when the Jews asked Him that? You know when we compared the Scripture here with Matthew 24 with the six Seals, the Seventh Seal was left out; because (You see?), Christ said only God Himself knowed, not even the Angels. No wonder, it wasn’t even written. You see, they hushed; nothing take place then. Angels don’t know it; nobody knows when He’s coming. But there’ll be a… There’ll be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.

So I believe, to us who… If we don’t know it, and we–we–it won’t be knowed till that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the hour that it’s supposed to be revealed in. So the thing for us to do is to be reverent before God and serve Him, and do all that we know how to do, and live good Christian lives.

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1963

Again the thunders are spoken of in the future tense.

What will they do? Reveal when the Lord is coming. This will only happen at the last minute to avoid Satan damaging God’s plan.

 

142-3 {171} But now the Lamb is showing John in the symbol of s–of a–of a church Scripture like, for the church (you know) what to write. He just show him, said, “Now, don’t–don’t tell this, just what it is. Don’t go down, John, and say, ‘Now, this is just what this is.’ Now, what’s under this Seventh Seal, don’t–don’t go down and tell that, for if I tell John that, then all down through the age the whole plan will be broke: it’s a secret.” See? He just wants to…

His coming… He said, “I–I… Nobody’s going to know when I’m coming; I’m just coming.” See, see? That’s all. It ain’t for my business to know when, I’ll just be ready. You see? So…

“The First Seal”, preached on Monday 18 March 1963

We have no business even trying to know when He is coming. Just leave it alone.

It is like the day of your death. You are better off for not knowing.

 

253-2 {182} Now, that’s what’s the reason today that the–the revivals that we’re supposed to have… We have denominational revivals; we haven’t had a real stirring. No, no, no, no. No, sir. Don’t think we got revivals. We haven’t. Oh, they’ve got millions and millions and millions of church members, but not a revival nowhere. No, no.

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

“The Third Seal”, preached on Wednesday 20 March 1963

 

225-6 {350} God, help our unbelief. Take it away from us, Lord. We want to receive rapturing grace. We want to be able when that mysterious thunder thunders out yonder, and the Church is taken up, we want to be ready to receive it, Lord

“The Second Seal”, preached on Tuesday 19 March 1963

 

155-2 {259} Seven thunders of revelation… May He show the Bride how to prepare for the great translation faith.

“The First Seal”, preached on Monday 18 March 1963

Jesus walked on water. After His resurrection He walked up into the air. We have to walk upwards into the air to meet Him. That is what the thunders are to achieve.

 

53-2 Every one of you, cleanse all your heart. Lay aside everything, every weight. Keep it out of your way. Don’t let nothing bother you. Don’t be scared. There’s nothing to be scared about. If Jesus is coming, it’s a very–it’s a moment that the whole world has groaned and cried for. If it’s something breaking forth now, for a–a new coming–a new coming of a new gift or something, it’ll be wonderful. If it’s coming time that the revelation of the seven thunders will be revealed to the church, how to go, I don’t know. I have just stated what I saw.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

The seven thunders will reveal to the church how to go when the Lord comes.

 

51-5 Sunday I come down here to speak, and I–I tried to shake myself from it by speaking. Monday it was there again. And it’s here now. And I don’t know; I don’t know, sirs. I’m only honest with you as my brothers. I don’t know.

Is it–is it time? Is the minist–the mystery all finished? Has the sounding all over? Is that really them seven thunders fixing to utter out something that the little group that He’s gathered together will receive a rapturing faith to go in the rapture when He comes; for we’ll be changed as quick as those Angels come: in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, and shall be caught up together with those that is asleep to meet the Lord in the air.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

Again he links the thunders to the changing of the body, being caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Christian prayer has raised the dead and healed all manner of disease. But how to get our bodies changed? How to walk up into the air? That is going to take something new from God. Our clever ideas will never achieve it.

 

128-2 {75} And then there’s coming forth seven mysterious thunders that’s not even written at all. That’s right. And I believe that through those seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith; because what we got right now, we–we wouldn’t be able to do it. There’s something we’ve got to step farther; we–we can’t have enough faith for Divine healing hardly. We’ve got to have enough faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth, and we’ll find that after a while, the Lord willing, find where it’s written.

“The First Seal”, preached on Monday 18 March 1963

The seven Thunders will give the bride enough faith to be changed from this body into a glorified body.

 

304-1 {179} 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.

“The Fourth Seal”, preached on Thursday 21 March 1963

Fact:

This is powerful and unexpected.

So the seven thunders will go over to the two prophets in Israel in Revelation 11. Elijah closes the heavens. It will be part of the key to their great supernatural power.

Thus the thunders can only utter right at the end to take up the bride and then go over to the two Jewish prophets.

 

36-5 Now, when is the Gospel returning to the Jews? When the day of the Gentiles is finished. The Gospel is ready to go back to the Jews. Oh, if I could just tell you something that is about to happen right in this our day. This great thing that is about to happen will carry over to Revelation 11 and pick up those two witnesses, those two prophets, Moses and Elijah, turning the Gospel back to the Jews. We’re ready for it. Everything is in order. As the Jews brought the message to the Gentiles, even so the Gentiles will take it right back to the Jews, and the Rapture will come.

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ” – Church Age Book Chapter 1

Both Jew and Gentile are involved with the seven thunders. The Thunders do not just utter to the bride.

 

37 The first three chapters of the Book of Revelations reveals all the happenings unto the Church. Then, from the 3rd chapter unto the 19th chapter of Revelation, there is no more seen of the Church. The Church goes up at the 4th chapter of Revelations, and returns back at the 19th chapter of Revelations, the Bride and the Groom, together, coming to the earth. And then from the 19th chapter to the conclusive of the 22nd chapter, it’s all on the Millennium and what will be in the years that is to follow it.

During the 4th to the 19th, God is dealing with Israel.

“The Feast of the Trumpets”, preached on Sunday morning 19 July 1964

This is difficult to understand. But it warns us that the events in Chapter 10 must have some application to Israel too.

 

72-1 {29} 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:

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 Breach between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals”, preached on Sunday evening 17 March 1963

Notice how he refers to this Angel in two different ways.

The church is fixing to be caught up and He is coming for His church, the bride. And then again,

the church has been caught up and the Angel is coming to the Jews.

The great Angel and the seven Thunders have a compound application to the church and to the Jews.

At this stage things get very complex. Time is no more when the resurrection of the dead from the previous church ages occurs and the living bride is changed to receive their new bodies. But time will carry on for everyone else. We cannot really understand events that are linked to a bride that is outside of time. We only understand the world we live in and that world is bound by time.

But, somehow, the seven Thunders and the Angel ( the archangel which is Christ in the form of an Angel ) have a ministry towards both the Gentile bride and the Jewish remnant. They link those two different groups together in some mysterious manner.

When God became a man, He took on the name Jesus. And as a man He has three official comings. The first Coming was to save His church. The second Coming is to catch His threatened Church away to the wedding supper from the destruction that sweeps the world into the tribulation where the Beast will rule for three and a half years. The third Coming is to return with His church to conquer the beast at Armaggedon and set up His rule of 1 000 years upon the earth, known as the First Heaven. The first taste of heaven upon earth since Adam’s fall.

But God can also take on the form of an Angel, and when He intervenes as an Angel then that is not one of the three official Comings. Just as He was the greatest man, so He is the greatest Angel. As an Angel He takes on the name of Michael . His rank of Archangel makes Him the supreme Angel. God’s intervention as an Angel involves both the natural and the supernatural. Thus it is impossible for us humans to puzzle this out in advance. The intervention will be very mysterious because it has to fool the Devil.

 

158-3 {283} And Jesus, His Name on earth was Redeemer, Jesus. When He was on earth, He was the Redeemer; that’s true. But when He conquered death and hell, and overcome them, and ascended on high, He received a new Name. That’s the reason they holler the way they do and don’t get nothing; it’ll be revealed in the thunders. See?

“The First Seal”, preached on Monday 18 March 1963

Clever speculation has resulted in many new names circulating in Message circles.

If Jesus has a new name now, then you must not use His old name of Jesus anymore. When God took on the new name of Jesus in the New Testament, He never referred to His old name of Jehovah again.

But there is no other name under heaven whereby we can be saved, other than the name of Jesus. So we will know Him by that name until our bodies change and we no longer need a Saviour.

Only when you are in a new body will you know His new name.

 

158-4 {284} Notice, the mystery. He’s coming, riding… There’s got to be something to change this Church, you know that. There’s got to be something. Notice. No man knowed but Himself. Now, notice, no man knowed but Hisself.

“The First Seal”, preached on Monday 18 March 1963

The thunders will reveal the new name of the Lord. This is linked to the church changing, getting a new body. Only then will you not need a Saviour as redemption will be over.

No man knows this new name. So whatever you think it is, you are wrong.

The Bible says that no-one knows the new name of Jesus. It is one of the unwritten mysteries that is linked to the unwritten Thunders.

 

12 And He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.

Revelation 19 : 12

No man knows the new name. Please do not add to the confusion by trying to puzzle it out. God will reveal it when we are given new bodies. In this blood-filled body we are sinners saved by grace so we need a Saviour. We need the blood of Jesus. In your new body you will have no blood. Thus you will need no blood soaked Saviour hanging on a cross.

Then only will the new name be applicable to you.

 

50 … flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

1 Corinthians 15 : 50

 

221-2 {321} Revelations 19:11.

And I saw heaven opened,… (Amen.)… and behold a white horse; and he that set on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he did judge and make war.

His eyes were… the flames of fire, and on his head… many crowns;… (Oh, brother. See, He’s done been crowned by his saints. You see?)… and he had a name written, that no man knew, but himself. (You remember, we–we can’t–we don’t know that, see? what it is.)

And he was clothed… (Let’s see.)… And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called… (not “is,” but called)… The Word of God.

For He and the Word is the same.

Word is a title. Do not substitute a title for a name. This is the same mistake that Trinity made with three titles.

“The Second Seal”, preached on Monday 19 March 1963

We don’t know the new name.

His name is called the Word of God. His name is not “The Word of God”.

 

196 and he had a name written, that no man knew, but… himself

And he was clothed with the vesture dipped in blood: and his name was called The Word of God… (Now, remember, His Name wasn’t the Word of God, His Name was called that. See?)… his name was called The Word of God.

“The Patmos Vision”, preached on Sunday evening 04 December 1960

 

284 I’ll write upon him the name of my God,… which is the new Jerusalem, which cometh down… or, the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down from God… out from heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

I better leave that alone, hadn’t I?

“The Philadelphian Church Age”, preached on Saturday 10 December 1960

Wise advice seeing that no man knows the new name.

Why don’t you leave the new name alone also?

Then you will line up with brother Branham’s teachings.

 

318-1 “And I will write my NEW Name upon him.”

My New Name. When ALL becomes new, then He will take upon Him a new Name and that Name will be the Name of the bride also. What that Name is, none dare conjecture. It would have to be a revelation of the Spirit given so conclusively that none would dare deny it. But no doubt He will leave that revelation to the day when He desires to give that Name forth. Suffice it to know that it will be more wonderful than we could ever imagine.

“The Philadelphian Church Age” – Church Age Book Chapter 8

The new name is beyond our ability to imagine. You should not even dare to try to guess it or puzzle it out. So we must just leave it alone. Our limited human imaginations cannot conceive the wonder of the new name.

 

38-2 Look where the voices was in the thunders, not in heaven, on earth. The thunders never uttered from the heavens; they uttered from the earth.

“Sirs is this the Sign of the End?”, preached on Sunday evening 30 December 1962

Here he says the Thunders utter from earth.

 

575-4 {390}

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

“The Seventh Seal”, preached on Monday evening 24 March 1963

Here he says the Thunders are in heaven.

 

24 … And we understand, and we’re looking now for those mysterious thunders that came out from heaven, in the book of Revelations, that was sealed on the back of the book.

“Super Sign”, preached on Sunday evening 24 March 1962

Are the Thunders from heaven or from earth?

So how much do we really understand of the Thunders?

 

A final caution. Should we be trying to produce the thunders?

 

50 The devil’s nothing but a bluff anyhow, snorting, and blowing, all thunder and no lightning. But I tell you, brother, the lightning power of the resurrected Jesus Christ puts a reality there that shocks the soul from a dead slumber of these earthly bound things into the immortal realms to believe God, and take Him at His Word, and call those things which are not, as though they were. Amen.

“The Power of the Devil”, preached on Wednesday evening 05 October 1955

 

30 The voice spoke last. It was the last thing.

We’ve had rushing winds, and thunder, and everything else. But the hour is coming now that the voice of God speaks. And He proves that’s Him. It was Him that sent the thunder. And they went after the thunder instead of listening for the voice. He sent the wind, but they went after the wind instead of the voice.

“What Hearest Thou Elijah”, preached on Sunday evening 12 April 1959

 

We have to be patient and wait for God’s time. Trying to manufacture one thunder or trying to puzzle out seven thunders in advance, will not help God’s plan.