"A short and quick message that will shake the whole nation" - And knoweth it not(39)
THE THEME OF THE SEVENTH SEAL
Many things are connected with this GREAT SEVENTH SEAL. God’s entire mystery ends in this Seventh Seal. This is the climax and the culmination of God’s Great plan of Redemption.
Nature, the Greater Prophet has said, is the FIRST BIBLE. So, even in the nature we see the complete plan of redemption is hidden. When God, in the beginning, created the Nature He had His plan of redemption in His Great Mind. Now, God has successfully placed His own Perfect Mind in His True Church at this period of the Seventh Seal. So we see the complete plan of redemption in the nature as our Creator saw His own plan of redemption in the nature when He created them.
“My FIRST BIBLE was NATURE. If you’ll just watch the way nature works, you can find God”. – God’s Eagles (7)
“Now as we see that all of the natural things is a type of the Spiritual things… That was my FIRST BIBLE. Before I ever read a page in the Bible, I know God. Because the BIBLE is WRITTEN EVERYWHERE in nature; and it just corresponds with the word of God… just so many things that we could type God in nature”. – The Choosing of a Bride (7)
“And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:” – Colo 3:10
“Now I know in part; but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood by God” – I Corin 13:12 (Amplified)
Harvest is the end of cultivation and it is reaping in plenty of what was sown as the seed. It is the gathering of the fruits of the hard toiling of cultivation. Israelites were asked to observe two feasts related to their harvest.
- The feast of the first fruits
- The feast of the ingathering
“And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.”-Exodus 34:22 The Seventh Seal is only the spiritual fulfillment of these two feasts of the first fruits and ingatherings.
The Lord Jesus died as the original seed of Wheat and He became the quickening spirit, so that He could pour HIS ENTIRE LIFE (THE HOLY SPRIT) into the hearts of His children and bring them up to His own PERFECT STATURE and make them REAL CHRISTS in His own image thus fulfilling HIS PROMISE that was given as the HOPE to the church when people were saved.
When the Great prophet was made The Christ during the Third pull it was the spiritual fulfillment of the Feast of the First Fruits. Now it is the fulfillment of the feast of ingathering when the Bride is being filled with all the fullness of God.
“And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the first fruits of the Holy spirit – a foretaste of the blissful things to come – groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies, our adoption (our manifestation as God’s Sons) for in this hope we were saved”. -Romans 8:23, 24
“Three is perfection. The ministry come to its perfection when it REPRODUCED CHRIST AGAIN IN NATURAL AMONGST HUMAN BEINGS” – Souls that are in prison now (50)
The Seventh Seal is the end of the entire plan of Redemption. “We must remember that this Seventh Seal is the end of time of all things.. 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”. – The Seventh Seal (556)
When God became Christ it was the BEGINNING. Now Man has become CHRIST and it is the END. The revelation of God becoming Christ gave us the revelation to see Christ as Alpha. Now, the revelation of Man becoming Christ gives us the revelation to see the Christ as Omega, and this is the revelation which was kept hidden in the Book of Revelation which was written quite a long time after the church had already been founded on the revelation that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
The revelation of Christ as ALPHA gave us the first fruits of the Spirit The revelation of Christ as OMEGA has already given us the Fullness of the spirit.
One Christ died and has produced many Christs at the end of the last church age. The entire theme of the seventh seal is, how man has become perfect Christ”.
In this chapter the Holy Spirit is leading us to see the various things that have taken place at various stages of this Great Seventh Seal.
After a thorough and comparative study of the Church History with the Scriptures Rev.1-3, the Great Prophet gave a Message on Seven Church Ages in 1960. In this message he has fixed the Seven Church messengers.
When all the written mysteries were revealed there came the time for the Lord to reveal the Unwritten Mysteries, the Seals.
The Great prophet has revealed that there are two kinds of seals.
- The Written Seals
- The Unwritten Seals
“.. The Seven Seals that we are trying to speak of (when we come this time) are the Seven written seals, and these Seven Seals, as you know, are just the manifestation of the Seven Angels of the Seven Churches. But there are seven other seals that are on the back side of the Book – outside the Bible” – Sirs, Is this the time? (30)
“Now there is writing on the inside of the Book, but the backside had Seven Seals on the back of it that wasn’t written in the Book” – Sirs, Is this the time? (37)
To reveal the written Seals, first of all the unwritten Seals had to be broken. In seals we have to understand two things to have a clear revelation about the opening up of the Seals. – Breaking of the Seals (Events of the Seals)
- Revealing of the Seals (Revelation of those events from the word)
Though both seem to carry the same meaning, there is a vast difference between them. The first one is the event of the manifestation of the Power of God. The Second one is revealing of the Scriptures related to the particular event.
“… Did you notice each one of those ages, as I told you about the Church coming in, there was a Trumpet sounded, a Seal tore loose;… Don’t miss it now. Notice, each Church age had its messenger. We know that. Paul was the first messenger. And when the first trumpet sounded, and the First Seal was tore loose…” – Sirs, Is this the time? (33)
The Great Prophet Branham opened the Seals and revealed that each Church Messenger had broken a Seal in his respective Church age. Paul and other Church Messengers broke their respective Seals by the Manifestation of the power of God. Where as the Christ Branham gave the revelation of those seals by opening up of the scriptures. Even this act of revealing those Written Seals was the Manifestation of the breaking of the First Seal (Unwritten).
In Revelation Chapter 5 We see that only the Christ had prevailed to receive the Sealed Book and break open the Seals. The event of the breaking of the First Seal (Unwritten Seal that was struck to the Scroll) was the Coming of Christ to reveal (by the opening up of the Word) the Seals that were broken by the messenger of each church age.
When the Great Prophet opened the Written Seals two things had taken place.
- First, the first Seal (Unwritten Seal struck to the Scroll) was broken, and that is why there was a blast of Thunder. When the Seven Angels came in a constellation in the shape of a The significance of this Great event was that the Great Prophet was made the Christ to open the Seven Seals. That is to say that the Lion of the tribe of Juda and the Root of David, who became the Quickening Spirit after His ascension poured Himself fully into the Great Prophet and thus making him the Christ reproduced from among human beings. Various promises related to the Second Coming of the Lord have already been fulfilled in the ministry of the Great Prophet.
“The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth. The Lamb came and took the Book out of the right hand of Him and sat down, and claimed what He Owned. What He had redeemed… Three is perfection. The ministry come to its PERFECTION when it REPRODUCED CHRIST AGAIN IN NATURAL AMONGST HUMAN BEINGS”.
“ Then when the last name on that Book was redeemed, the Lamb came forth and took the Book. I’M THE ONE THAT DID IT. “ -Souls that are in prison now (50,25) “The last Book in the Bible (Revelation) shows us that there will be a Return of Him in the last days to the Gentile Church” -True sign overlooked (33,36)
“He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also’ Jesus said that, See? Now, we’re going to have, we got a ministry coming that’s just exactly like the life of Christ. What does that ministry identify? The coming of the Lord”
“ We’re living in the last day, the generation that will see Jesus Christ return to earth. This day this Scripture is fulfilled in your sight… ” -This day this Scripture is fulfilled (34) “After almost two thousand years God has visited again”. -Going beyond the camp
“The Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is to come according to Luke 17:30. He’s the Son of Man that’s to reveal Himself among His people not a man, GOD!” -Doing God a service without His will
“When they look and even see Jesus Himself, they fail to recognize Him. SO IS IT TODAY” – Look away to Jesus (26)
To understand this in detail please read the Message on the revelation of the Coming of the Lord.
- Secondly, The Christ Branham revealed the Unwritten Seal. Thus the event of the opening of the Seals was the beginning of the Seventh Seal (Written) and also it was the break opening of the First Seals (Unwritten).
One of the purposes of God opening the Seals is to show three things to His children.
- What God was doing in the past
- What God is doing at the present
- What God is going to do in the future
“…under these seals, if they ever get… when they are opened, you can see exactly what God is a – doing, what He has done, what He is going to do.” – The Sixth Seal (427)
Through the opening of the Seals God renews the mind and replaces His own mind into His predestinated seeds. when the Great Prophet opened the Seven Seals his mind was completely renewed and the perfect mind was placed in him, to understand THE ENTIRE MYSTERY OF GOD. Thus he was made THE FIRST FRUIT of the HARVEST.
Out of the three things only the first one, that is, what God was doing till the time of opening up of the Seals was revealed to the Church. The other two things were kept as mystery to be revealed by the Thunder revelations at this time of His coming.
Now, God by His sovereignty has raised the Seven Manifested Sons of God and has already sent the Revelation of Thunders to reveal what God was accomplishing in the Life and the ministry of the Great Prophet at the time of opening up of the Seals and what He is doing at present and what He is going to do in the future. Thus, He is renewing the mind of the Bride and is placing His fulness in her. Now, the entire Mystery of God has been revealed to the Bride. This is the spiritual fulfillment of the feast of ingathering. Now, the time has come for the Lord to take the produce of the Harvest to the Garner.
This is the end of the Church age.
THE VARIOUS THINGS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE SEVEN SEALS:
(1) …HIS COMING…..
“Seventh Seal hasn’t opened yet you know, that’s HIS COMING” – Feast of the Trumpets (25)
“This Book’s already opened, (that’s right) just waiting for the Seventh Seal to be identified with coming of Christ” – What Shall I do with Jesus (43) “Because the Seventh Seal, there was Silence, No one knew that was the minute, hour that Christ would come as He revealed it to us”. -Feast of the Trumpet (22)
“And now as certain as I stand in the platform tonight, I had the revelation that revealed – It’s in a three-fold manner” -The Seventh Seal (557) “Now, do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it’s also in a threefold mystery….. The Seven Thunders in Heaven will unfold this mystery…… ” -The Seventh Seal (575)
…..BRINGS HIM TO ….
“The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth” – Souls that are in prison now (50)
..REVELATION CHAPTER ..
“Revelation 10 was Seventh Seal” – Feast of the Trumpets (38)
..COMING OF THE SEVEN MESSENGERS ..
“. That’s on the Seventh Seal. It’s just like firing a rocket in to the air and that rocket explodes here and it goes up, and then it explodes again. It pumps out five stars. One of those stars explodes and blows out five stars from it; see; it fades on out. That’s what this Seventh Seal – it just ends the time for the world”. – The Seventh Seal (556)
…MESSAGE OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL ..
“Now, the Angel was to my left, would really be the last or Seventh Angel … his coming towards the east…. so that would be the last angel’s Message – very notable – and his great sharp wings and how he flew right to me. Now, that is this Seventh Seal”. – The Seventh Seal (578)
…. END OF THE CHURCH AGE ….
“This Seventh Seal……… end of the Church age. It’s the end of the Seventh Seal……. ” – The Seventh Seal (578) ONE OF THE PURPOSES OF OPENING OF THE SEALS
“….. when they are opened, YOU CAN SEE EXACTLY what God is a – doing. What he has done, what He is going to do. Here it is exactly” – The Sixth Seal (427)
- What God did in the
- What God is doing at the
- What God is going to do in the
Because the Fullness was placed in the Great Prophet he understood the ENTIRE MYSTERY of God and revealed them in the Seven Seals. But it was not the time for the Bride to understand the entire mystery of God. So, God revealed only the mystery related to what He had already done until the time of opening up the Seals. The other two things, though they were revealed, were kept as the Revealed Mystery to be revealed at the time of His coming.
ALWAYS GOD INTERPRETS WHAT HE HAS DONE
“Now reveals all the mysteries THAT HAS GONE ON IN THE PAST” — The First Seal (129)
“….these revelations then of what it has been breaks forth upon the people, and see what’s happened. Do you get it now?” – The First Seal (132)
“… And so was all the mysteries of God waiting for this last day. AFTER IT’S ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED THEN HE REVEALS; HE SHOWS WHAT HE’S DONE, OH, MY! NEVER GAVE HIS MYSTERY IN FULL” – Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed (33)
The only thing how God was pouring out His spirit into the Church in various stages to counter act the spirit of antichrist through white horse, red horse, black horse and pale horse was revealed to the Church at the time of opening of the Seals.
What God was accomplishing at that very time of opening of the Seals in the life and Ministry of the Great Prophet and what God was fixing to do in the future after the death of the Great Prophet were not revealed to the Church at that time. That is why the Great Prophet was mentioning about these hidden mysteries as “something is happening” and “something is fixing to happen”.
Now, God has revealed these mysteries by opening the Seventh Seal because the predestinated time has come for the Church to know the revelations of the Seventh Seal to attain the perfection to go in the Rapture.
The Church age ends at the end of the FOURTH SEAL. “. After the four horse riders has went out, the Church is gone see?”. – The Seventh Seal (534)
It is very clear that the Church goes in the Rapture at the end of the FOURTH SEAL. So, it is evident that the Seven Church Ages were kept concealed within the FOUR SEALS. When the Great Prophet opened the Seven Seals he pulled out these Seven Church Ages from the FOUR SEALS and displayed to the Church.
THE SEVEN WRITTEN SEALS AND THE SEVEN UNWRITTEN SEALS
There are two kinds of Seals.
- The Written Seals
- The Unwritten Seals
“The Seven seals that we are trying to speak of (when we come this time) are the Seven Written Seals, and these Seven Seals, as you know, are just the manifestation of the Seven Angels of the Seven Churches. But there are Seven other seals that are on the back side of the Book – outside the Bible”. – Sirs, Is this the time? (30)
The Great Prophet has revealed that these Seven Written Seals are only the manifestation of the Seven Church Angels and also he has revealed that the Seven Church Ages were kept hidden within the FOUR SEALS of Rev. So, now it has come to a clarity that THESE SEVEN WRITTEN SEALS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE SEVEN
SEALS IN THE BIBLE AND THESE SEVEN WRITTEN SEALS WERE KEPT CONCEALED WITHIN THE FIRST FOUR SEALS OF REV.6.
The Seven Written Seals have revealed the events of what God has accomplishing in the Seven Church Ages till the time of opening of the Seven seals. The Seven unwritten seals reveal the events of what God has been accomplishing from the time of opening of the Seven seals till will now the very time of the Rapture.
“SEVENTH SEAL IS THE COMING OF THE LORD”.
“…Seventh Seal hasn’t opened yet, you know, that’s HIS COMING…” – Feast of the Trumpets. (108)
Revealing of the Written Seals and the Unwritten Seals The Seven Seals that we are trying to speak of (when we come this time) are the seven written Seals,… But there are seven other Seals that are on the back side of the Book. ” – Sirs, is this the time? (30)
“Notice Seven seals on the Book has … Now, that’s different from the Seven Thunders.
“And at the end of the Pentecostal Age we are supposed to receive…. a messenger that will take all those loose ends out there and reveal the whole secret of God for the rapturing of the Church. Then there is coming forth seven mysterious thunders that are not even written at all! And I believe that through these seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith”. – The First Seal (128) “…just waiting for the Seventh Seal to be identified with the COMING OF CHRIST… ” – What shall I do with Jesus (42, 43)
THE SEVENTH SEAL THAT IS, THE COMING OF THE LORD IS SET IN THREE PHASES
“… Now, do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it’s also in a THREE FOLD MYSTERY…”
- The Seventh Seal (575)
“And now, as certain as I stand in the platform tonight, I had the revelation that revealed… it’s in a threefold manner”
- The Seventh Seal (557)