Beyond the Ministry
the of Forerunner
The ministry of Elijah tells you clearly that another mightier ministry is on the way
He prepares the way for the ministry of one who comes after him
I sent the following message to some pastor, and it sparked on a heated exchange. His stand initially was that all mysteries were revealed by Branham and therefore there is no more revelation, no more prophets, no other message until the end. But on my part, I stated it clearly to him that I believe there are mysteries which were not revealed through Branham, and that God can still send us prophets with the Word.
I have placed all of it here so that as you read you may judge for yourself what is true, scriptural and according to the message of the forerunner.
Here is the first message that I sent him:
The moment any church group begins to major on the history of what God did in the past, it sinks never to rise! The devil believes and supports and expounds all that God did in history but fights hard against what God is doing today.
It does not require faith to believe in what was done in the past: for instance, it doesn't require any faith to accept the fact that Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah when they were old. It doesn't require faith to accept that the Israelites walked on dry ground across the Red Sea. It doesn't require any faith to accept the fact that a virgin conceived and brought forth the Saviour. Those are simple historical facts which any sincere person believes.
Similarly, it doesn't take faith to believe in the first Protestant move led by Luther, the devil believes it too! Neither does it take faith to accept the second Protestant reformation led by Wesley... Satan believes it too and trembles! It doesn't require any faith to accept the Pentecostal move of the early 20th century, that it was a move of God, for that is history... It is something already done. Neither does it require faith to believe in the ministry of Branham now, those are simple historical facts which any sincere person should accept.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for! Things yet to happen! Things yet to be fulfilled! Things which you hear, receive and believe until they come to pass in your very generation! Things which you are an eyewitness to!
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrew 11:1
Faith is the substance of things hoped for! What you hope for means it is in the making, it is coming, it is yet to be fulfilled!
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Romans 8:24-25 KJV
At this time, we are not hoping for the fulfillment of Malachi 4:5-6. That is already history please! The historians have already written history about that! It is that which was fulfilled decades of years ago. Faith is the substance of things hoped for! The evidence of things not seen... Things not yet seen! Things which are yet to appear!
Branham and his mission are now not among things hoped for! His mission is not among things not seen! It is all a past tense mission! It is a mission fulfilled! A mission already accomplished! A promise already fulfilled! Only a blind man can fail to see that.
But true faith today, which is not a mere religious belief, looks beyond Branham! Looks beyond what was fulfilled in Branham. Looks beyond Malachi 4:5-6 to that which Branham pointed to! Faith fixes your eyes ahead not behind! Religious beliefs fix your eyes behind your head, quite a perverted creature, quite miserable, just a frog with eyes at the back. But the eye of faith today searches for what God is fulfilling today! He is certainly fulfilling what He promised. The fact that you don't know anything that God is fulfilling besides what He already fulfilled by Branham proves that yours is a mere religious belief! Shows clearly that your eyes are at the back of your head. Yet God is only served by the faith that receives the Word which He speaks to you in your day, that which concerns what God is to do in your day.
The devil fought hard against Branham in his day because it was the living Word of God which God was fulfilling then, but now the devil supports the gathering of people into various church systems claiming Branham with one objective: NOTHING ELSE BEYOND BRANHAM.
And so long as he (Satan) achieves that purpose of pointing all to the past, he would have scored! For nobody will ever be saved by a historical gospel! Those are mere religious beliefs not worth an ounce of one’s life!
What is wrong with men's heads! I think the devil took over their heads completely. It is the Spirit that reveals any mystery, not some particular person please! It is the Spirit that searches the deep things of God and reveals them through any believer!
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:10 KJV
So long as you have the Spirit of God, God can reveal to you what He is doing today! It is the Spirit that revealed to Branham the message he preached. Obviously, through him the Spirit pointed to what will be fulfilled ahead of him, and the same Spirit will reveal those things to you now! That is what takes faith to believe... Not what Branham did in the past but what he pointed to...
What Branham did in the past, any regular religious spirit can believe it today, for it is all past tense things! That is why they are swarming into their camps like vultures knowing nothing about salvation and the works of the Spirit than a dog knows anything about why a man has to put on shoes. Claiming that God can no longer reveal Himself today; that Branham finished all the revelations of God, that God has nothing left that He did not reveal by Branham. What a miserable bunch of vultures that is! No true eagle will believe such nonsense! God can only reveal Himself fully in Christ... That is why Branham was forbidden to say anything about the seventh seal in the seven thunders, yet these froggy spirits with eyes set at their back teach a theology that makes Branham their Alpha and Omega. They only see the seven stars as messengers but are blind to the one whose face is like the sun, not a mere star, the very headstone messenger! Of course, it is too simple for their high-minded lofty looks. It passes right under their noses without their notice, for they are too proud to see it. They think nothing good can come out of Nazareth. They look down to the primitive Galileans.
Of course, we don't listen to every spirit anyway, but we prove every spirit by the scriptures and only by the scriptures! And so long as a man's message is proved by the scriptures, then it is the Spirit speaking not a man! No man is infallible; all men have their errors and mistakes. All men may here and there have their own opinion upon the scriptures. There is only one who is infallible, and that is God revealed in Jesus Christ. All others have their misconceptions here and there, and to make any of them your foundation is to build on shifting sands.
Any spirit that stays with the scriptures and glorifies God revealed through Jesus Christ today is of God, but any spirit that forbids prophetic revelations today pointing people back to history is an antichrist spirit! For whoever does not believe that Christ has come in the flesh is of the devil. Christ is always in vessels of flesh fulfilling His Word. We are not looking for Malachi 4:5-6 to be fulfilled; that is already fulfilled; it is now history, but we are looking for Malachi 4:2
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. Malachi 4:2 KJV
240 A trinity of frogs! A frog is an animal that always looks backward. He never looks where he’s going; he looks where he’s come from. See?
65-0725M - The Anointed Ones At The End Time
Rev. William Marrion Branham
For those who keep saying, “say what the tapes say,” let them quote the above lines too according to this hour. From the above statement, know clearly that if your religion is all about the past, about what Branham or any other man of God said and did, and you deny and oppose any advancement whatsoever towards more fulfillment of the Word for this season no matter how scriptural it is, then you are possessed with a frog spirit!
Then that pastor replied: Brother, though I don't have your name on my phone book, but that tone is characteristic. Fools, frogs, lacking even common sense, etc. but if what a prophet today is proclaiming is anything that differs on any subject matter from what a vindicated prophet said then I'd rather be foolish enough to be cautious.
I replied: If somebody is offended with my harsh tone, he should equally be offended with the same kind of harsh tone used by Brother Branham, by John the Baptist, by Jesus (harsher), by Peter, Paul, Jude, by Solomon and many others in the Bible. The harsh tone is meant to rebuke people and awaken them out their deceived state.
The pastor replied: The issue here is not the harsh tone. The tone only identified the source. There's no need for the so-called deceived people sinking into worse deception.
I replied: What I shared with you was a simple straightforward scriptural line, whether faith looks forward or backward. How is that a deception?
The four lepers went forward by faith not knowing what will happen to them... all who saw them thought they were quite deceived, quite wretched, just traitors and betrayers.... But by their bold forward move they saved a perishing city.
And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die? If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there. For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us. Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life. 2Kings 7:3-7
I better fight on forward, forgetting all the past like Paul, pressing towards perfection, no matter how contrary it seems in the eyes of the status quo. Staying back means perishing. Going forward has a possibility... Scriptures remain progressive. Stagnation is death. There is no time in all history a religious move stagnated and remained alive. Any church that organized around the doctrines of some man and rejected any scriptural advancement whatsoever died never to rise. I better jump in the water and hold on a floating log than stay in a sinking ship. The Believer’s church system, like the Pentecostals, the Protestants and the Catholics, is now a sinking ship, for they reject anything else beyond Brother Branham whether wrong or right. They want you to quote Branham from A to Z in everything you preach or teach. They don’t believe in any more scriptural revelation by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
He answered: "Simple and straight forward"? I beg to differ. It's those simple and seemingly harmless statements you seem to take for granted that can throw a novice badly off the course.
He quotes Branham: 308 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.” And immediately the Book, that was open and written within, is closed, “The mysteries of God is finished.” And this is the mysteries of God: the going of the Church, and all these other things. “The mysteries is over.” When that seventh angel sounds out every mystery, it’s over. Let him be who he may, whatever it might be. God’s Word can’t fail. And He said:
62-1230E - Is This The Sign Of The End, Sir?
Rev. William Marrion Branham
And continues: That 👆is what the Holy Ghost said through a vindicated prophet "yesterday". Has another prophet risen today saying something different from that which was said by the same Holy Ghost?
I replied: Yes, it is true that he said the above statement while anticipating the revelation of the seals. But during the practical revelation of the seals, he equally says that one mystery was kept closed because it concerns the second coming of Jesus. These things must be reconciled. After all, the second coming of Jesus remains a mystery until today and many other things that go with that. Then I quoted the following two paragraphs (134 & 106) from Branham message:
134 One of them, He wouldn’t permit us to know. We…How many was here at the Seven Seals, and heard? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] All of you, I guess. See, the—the Seventh Seal, He wouldn’t permit it.
63-1110M - Souls That Are In Prison Now
Rev. William Marrion Branham
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.
63-0728 - Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed
Rev. William Marrion Branham
Then I added: How Jesus will come and when He will come remains a mystery to date. If not then let somebody tell us how and when He will come. Any honest person should acknowledge the plain fact that there is something about the seventh seal in the seven thunders that remains a mystery. The prophet acknowledges it too. Then again, I quoted to him the following paragraphs from Brother Branham’s message:
392 Did you notice, when the Jews asked Him that? 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 is coming. 393 But there’ll be a—there’ll be a—a 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 if 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 arrive. 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, 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.
395 That much, we have an understanding of It, today, because the rest of It is all unfolded; but this is not unfolded. But sitting 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.
63-0324E - The Seventh Seal
Rev. William Marrion Branham
Then he replied by quoting the following from Branham message:
276 I said, “But, you look, one word cannot be added or taken away.” See? 277 And he said, “Well, then, them seven thunders, you see,” said, “wouldn’t them seven thunders blasting out, won’t that be a Revelation be given to some man?” 278 I said, “No, sir, it would be adding something to It or taking Something from It.”
279 It’s all revealed in There, and the Seven Seals opened up the revelation of what That was. That’s what it was. See, it’s still in the Word. You see, you can’t get out of that Word. It won’t leave the Word. And God’s Spirit will never leave that Word. It’ll stay right with the Word; blinding some and open the eyes of others. It’ll always do that.
64-0614M - The Unveiling Of God
Rev. William Marrion Branham
He continued: Your statements about "looking beyond Branham" appear simple and straight forward when explaining what faith is but can only open a door to damnable heresies by disarming the reader when the only thing that he holds on is snatched from him.
I answered: Of course, the seven thunders are part of the revelation of the seven seals, because they are the mysteries within the seventh seal, yet after the Lamb opening the seventh seal, these mysteries were not made known to the public; Brother Branham was not permitted to make it known. That he says it clearly.
I added: The disciples of John looked beyond John and when John and Andrew saw Jesus they walked away from John and followed Jesus. These never started any heresy. They were simply walking in the further fulfillment of the Word.
There are so many promises which were never fulfilled by Branham, for he was as John, a forerunner. That simply means there is more to come. Nobody can deny that honestly. Some of the things that we look forward to were foretold by Branham himself. Latter rain, headstone ministry, manifestation of sons of God, resurrection of sleeping saints, rapture, millennium, and so many other promises.
I will never look back. To me that is a waste of time. But if you want to stop where Branham stopped and place a period where he placed a comma, you have a God-given right to do it and preach it too. But for me I will simply do what the Bible says: looking for and hastening to the coming of the Day of the Lord. I look forward. I seek for all promises that were not fulfilled through Branham. I press ahead as Paul. I forget the past as Paul. I let the dead bury their dead. The past to me is only a reference point. To a driver, the past is only a reference point. A glance in the side mirror is enough for a good driver. He doesn't have to fix his eyes in the side mirror for ten minutes. He will be a dangerous driver on the road. Any preacher who fixes his eyes in the past is a dangerous guide. He will fall in a ditch with all his passengers.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended [perfect understanding of a matter]: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13
That is what every true Christian should do any time, any moment, to avoid stagnation! It is not finished until we are in eternity, until we are in the new earth and new heaven. And God alone knows the roadmap, so we must fully trust Him and rely on Him, and He will lead us safely through.
I added: There has never been a forward move that was not accompanied with myriads of damnable heresies. A glance at the history of revivals reveals it all. Luther’s bold forward move produced hundreds if not thousands of them alongside. Same thing with the Wesleyan move and the Pentecostal move too. Brother Branham's bold move had many heresies that went alongside it. If someone doesn't want smoke, then he doesn't want fire.
The he answered: The seventh angel's message was to reveal an entire view of God's plan up to and after the millennium. We are still quoting 70 weeks of Daniel to see what is yet to be fulfilled. The idea of "looking beyond" (Branham) beats simple logic and is clearly geared to elevating some personality. How does one keep track to how things are unfolding like the seven visions seen by Branham, for instance, the woman of America, without following the message? You are looking forward from what? The safest place is "say what the tapes say" and anything else is only meant to mislead people.
The I answered: You don't understand what I mean at all. Not a particle of it. Looking forward beyond Branham doesn't not mean one does not make reference to the Bible and what all other messengers of God have spoken including Branham. If that is all you understand by what I have said in that message, then I am sorry for you. Brother Branham rebuked the Lutherans for keeping their eyes at the back, does it mean he was not making reference to Luther's message of Justification? He rebuked the Methodist for shutting the door to anything else by putting a period after Wesley, does it mean he was not referring to Wesley? The tapes equally speaks so many prophecies which are yet to be fulfilled. Must we not look forward to that! I think you are either blind or selfish or just mean. Because what I first shared with you was a simple scriptural truth, and I am surprised how that you don't believe that we should look forward to anything... That to me is just a Pharisee's religion of seeing nothing else but their 'Moses'. God is no respecter of persons. Branham served God in his generation and rested. The Holy Spirit is still with us today to lead us forward. Not some man! The same Holy Spirit that spoke through Branham can speak through you and reveal to you things that are to come.
Let me tell you brother... Sincerely I don't believe in that kind of religion... Stagnant religion that makes Branham A and Z and puts a period after Branham? No, never! That is not for me. Just forget! I will never believe in that. I believe Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is here with us to continue revealing himself! That is what I believe and mean to believe it to the end. God still reveals Himself by the scriptures the way He has ever done. I don't just re-preach what Branham preached, but I preach what the Holy Spirit reveals to my heart whether from his message or directly from the scriptures.
Then he answered: Brother, you sure are good at that language of " fools, blind, Pharisees, etc. calculated to gain advantage in such a discourse. But the name or the term "Branham" in this context is about the unassailable truth that has already been revealed like justification to the Lutherans. Sure, the Holy Ghost still speaks today but if what He is saying contradicts the truth already laid out, then that old sly fellow is sneaking in. We may not be as naive as you seem to think of us.
The I said: The point of contention has been, "Can God reveal scriptural truth today?" You have been saying "No" I have been saying "Yes". But if you accept that the Holy Spirit still reveals the truth to Christians today, then that is when we can start talking about whether whatever is revealed is wrong or right. But if you have already shut the door on farther revelation, then what is the point of discussing whether what is revealed is true or false. First, we must settle the point of whether God can reveal His Word today or no. For that I have already affirmed my stand and I won't believe anything else. To me that is a basic scriptural truth. If it is not so with you, then we better agree to disagree and stop there.
Then he came on: I can also comfortably say that you have not understood an iota of what am saying. We seem to be traveling on parallel roads. The Holy Spirit is still and will always reveal Christ, the word, more as we approach the end. He does it to me frequently and that's why I am a preacher. But I always refer back to what has already been revealed and it must be consistent and progressive. Any slight deviation becomes suspect. But if you have taken a stand and refuse to believe anything else, that is putting a full stop and not a comma, by leaning upon your own understanding. Isn't that contradicting yourself?
Then I came on: Yes, the Pharisees rejected farther revelation and that is why they ended up in that shape. The Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists and Pentecostals each rejected farther revelation of the Word and that is why they are in that shape. If the present church with the message of Branham rejects farther revelation, it will certainly end up like one of them. That is what I mean and have affirmed to you all along, that we should look beyond Branham.
Then I added: I have taken a stand against any doctrine that puts a period to revelation! I say that God can still reveal Himself. You have been saying that He can't; that Branham finished all of it. You have been saying that all mysteries are already revealed. That is what I don't believe. I believe the door is open on farther revelation. Anything that closes the door on farther revelation I have no place for it.
Then he came on: We are getting closer to the point. The word is plain: "In the days of the voice of the 7th angel, when he begins to sound, the mystery of God should be finished". You and I believe Branham was the 7th angel. Has it been revealed to you differently?
[Rev 10:7: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.]
Then I answered: "The mystery"... Not "all mysteries". What? The article "the" implies a particular "mystery." Something that people have already an idea about. Which mystery? "As declared to His servants the prophets." That is what the seventh angel finishes.
But the seventh seal has never been declared to anybody in any way since the beginning. It has been simply mute from Genesis to Revelation. No man or angel knows anything about it ... Even the Son of God himself didn't know anything about.
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Mark 13:32
The apostles asked Jesus about it, and he told them that it was not for them to know what the Father has placed under His power. Daniel was told to shut it up. Then when the lamb opened the seventh seal, it was simply silent. It is a mystery which only the Father knows throughout all times; even to the time of Brother Branham, it had never been yet declared to any man, to any prophet, to any angel or to the son of God.
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Act 1:6-7
But the seventh angel winds up all the loose ends of the mystery which God already has been declaring to His servants the prophets, but some elements remained unclear about them.
Then I quoted from the message of Brother Branham:
A mystery in Scripture, is a previously hidden truth now divinely revealed, but (which has) a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation.
62-1230E - Is This The Sign Of The End, Sir?
Rev. William Marrion Branham
All other mysteries up to the sixth seal had been partly loosed being declared to the prophets, but some hidden elements had remained on them which called for farther revelation. The seventh angel winds up all such elements. But the seventh seal had never been loosed to any extend whatsoever... It has simply been silent since the beginning. Never previously declared to whatever extend to anybody, not even to the son of God.
Then I quoted again from the message of Branham:
But at the end, when the seventh angel begins to sound, he winds up all of the loose ends that these fellows probed at. And the mysteries come 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.
63-0317E - The Breach Between The Seven Church Ages And The Seven Seals
Rev. William Marrion Branham
Yet the seventh seal had no loose end on it for Brother Branham to wind up. Its revelation had never begun yet. No prophet probed at it and got anything leaving a loose end on it. The very Son of God denies any knowledge about it.
To wind up is "to finish". You finish what has already been in the making. You finish revealing a mystery of an ongoing revelation. But if something has never been started, how can you finish?
Yes, the seventh angel finishes revealing the mysteries whose revelation has been in progress... He doesn't begin their loosing, but only finishes. But here is a mystery that has never been touched by any one from the beginning... Not even the son! How then can one come to finish building a house whose foundation has not even been laid?
Then I quoted Branham:
Its revealing, of the Seventh Seal, is perfectly mute. And if I only had time…I’ll try a few places, to show you.
63-0324E - The Seventh Seal
Rev. William Marrion Branham
Notice, at that time, John started to write It. He said, “Don’t write It.” 256 Jesus never spoke of It. John couldn’t write It. Angels know nothing about It. What is It? It’s the thing that, Jesus said, “Even the Angels of Heaven didn’t know” nothing about It. See? See? He didn’t know It, Himself. Said, “Only God” would know It.
63-0324E - The Seventh Seal
Rev. William Marrion Branham
You only finish what is in progress. All the six seals have been progressively revealed from the beginning. The Antichrist mysteries of the first four seals, concerning the serpent's seed, etc., have been progressively revealed over the time and the seventh angel winds that up. He finishes their revelation. He winds them up. Daniel saw a bit of the Antichrist mystery, the man of sin. Paul talked about him. He said, "The mystery of iniquity worketh.” God showed it to John the revelator, the beast of Rev 13 and so forth. Zechariah saw the antichrist spirits, the horses of the first four seals:
Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white. Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be. And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. Zechariah 1:7-10
And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. Zechariah 6:1-5
The fifth seal has been declared from the beginning, even Daniel declares part of it ... "the abomination of desolation, etc." Jesus referred to that in Matthew 24 and the seventh angel winds that up.
And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. Daniel 8:9-14
That is the mystery under the fifth seal concerning the desolation of Jerusalem during the times of the Gentiles and the persecution that the Jews were to go through. Jesus speaks about it in Matthew 24 and that is winded up by the seventh angel.
Similarly, the sixth seal has been progressively loosed from the beginning, even Enoch spoke about it... "The Lord comes with ten thousand of His saints to execute judgement", Joel spoke about it. Isaiah spoke about it. Daniel spoke about it. Jesus in Matthew 24 speaks about it. Then Brother winded that up.
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. Isaiah 13:9-10
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. Joel 2:30-31
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:29-30
These and many more refer to the opening of the sixth seal quite clearly. When the seventh angel begins to sound, all that is wound up, it is then finished. All the first six seals have a lot of scriptural materials both in the Old Testament and New Testament to study and make reference to... And Brother Branham quotes several of them.... But of the seventh seal there is no such materials anywhere! The only reference is where Jesus said "Only the Father knows..." How could then Brother Branham wind up what has not begun?
Then he replied: We have to see where your line is leading to. Branham brought to the finish all mysteries that were started but were left hanging. Right? And there's a lot more to be revealed, especially the 7th seal that was never started but must be wound up, [should finally be revealed, for it concerns the ministry of the end of time]. Right?
He continued: If the above be true, then God must reveal what else remained unrevealed using a man. That must be a major prophet of even a higher ministry than that of Br. Branham?
Then I responded: Well, let's first agree on this. Do you agree that there is a greater mystery that Branham never revealed, the way I have proved by His words and the scriptures?
He answered: Bro Braham said so. Yes.
Then he continued: Proceed brother. It's the mystery around the coming of the Lord. And "Can God reveal scriptural truth today?" Yes. But to who, to any sincere praying believer?
Finally, I came on after sometimes: John the Baptist was a dispensational prophet winding up the Old Testament, and about him Jesus says:
For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. Luke 7:28 KJV
Jesus ushered in a new dispensation that brought in the earnest of all things, better things than the Old Testament shadows. John the revelator was initially a disciple of John the Baptist, same thing with Peter, Andrew, etc. On receiving the New Testament Ministry, the smallest among them was greater than John the Baptist. John the revelator's ministry of the Word outshined that of John the Baptist by far, yet he had been his disciple at one time. Same thing with Peter, etc.
Now, brother Branham like John the Baptist, stood between the two dispensations, the New Testament Earnest and the dispensation of the fullness of time in which all that has been only earnest will be given in fullness.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Corinthians 13:9-10,12 KJV
All the New Testament saints have been walking in partial light, seeing darkly through a glass. The Old Testament was a shadow of the truth, while the New Testament has been an earnest of the truth... From the seventh seal will be revealed the actual truth of all things that were revealed in shadow form in the Old Testament and in earnest form in the New Testament, this clear revelation of Jesus Christ in our hearts will perfect us, ushering in the fullness of the manifestation of the Third Pull and faith for translation.
As John the Baptist winded up the Old Testament shadows in readiness for the New Testament Earnest, so Brother Branham winded up the New Testament Earnest in readiness for the fullness of time during which time all things concerning God in Christ will be made plain before our eyes. As John the Baptist was the greatest prophet among those born of women in the Old Testament, so Brother Branham was the greatest prophet among those born of women in the New Testament. But the smallest among those who will receive the ministry of perfection will be greater than he.
Christ's mysterious second advent is twofold: first he comes in fullness in the elect perfecting them, (for they are His temple, that is his body), before he appears physically before them. He is first fully revealed in the elect before he is fully revealed before them. He continues being veiled until he is fully revealed in the elect, then shall the veil be taken away and he shall stand in clear view before them. In them he is their headstone, but among them he is their king.
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2 Peter 1:19 KJV
Branham was not the day star, he was its forerunner, for the day star is the sun; it is Jesus who is the day star who is to arise in our hearts as the great headstone. Branham was not that day star, but he was sent to prepare the way for the coming of the day star, so that after him arises the day star in our hearts to perfect us. As Luther brought in justification, so Wesley brought in sanctification and Pentecost brought in the restoration of gifts. After that, Branham brought in the restoration of the Word as it was with the apostles. Now, the headstone brings in the ministry of perfection. These things must be brought to perfection in us before we meet him in the air.
Those in whom He will thus arise will be thus perfected, as Brother Branham said in the message he titled, “The Spoken Word is the Original Seed.” He said that the end time church goes to the headstone, and that means going to perfection. This revelation will be so tremendous that it will usher in faith for translation. Why? By this revelation, Satan will fully be kicked out of us, and his throne will not be found in us anymore.
Before Satan is kicked out of heaven by Michael the archangel, he must first be kicked fully out of the hearts of the elect; him and all his spirits shall be kicked out as the day star arises in our hearts. Indeed, this shall be that tremendous victory in love divine. Here and there you find yourself failing, transgressing, committing some error, not fully believing that God’s word means it so to you, etc., but time comes when Christ shall arise in your heart and take over the kingdom within you, then at that time Satan shall fully be kicked out of you. Then shall come the kingdom of God and of His Christ in you.
Look, before Satan had any political power upon the earth, first he captured the kingdom within the man, and was enthroned within, then the outside followed suit. So, for Christ to become the sole king in heaven and on earth, first he must recapture the kingdom within the elect. This is the ministry that is ushered in at the beginning of the loosing of the seventh seal. The ministry of full restoration of man, that is full redemption of man, is in the seventh seal. It is this full redemption that brings in the rising of the day star within our hearts.
So, when Christ would have come in fullness in the hearts of the believers as their headstone, He gives them a ministry far above Branham, so much so that the least among those who will be thus perfect will be greater than Branham! Just as the least of the New Testament were greater than John the Baptist, because John the Baptist had the shadow of the promises while the New Testament believer had the earnest.
Therefore, those who will receive the headstone revelation of Jesus Christ when He arises in their hearts will have a ministry that will outshine the forerunner's ministry by far. Why? They will have the fullness while Branham had only the earnest.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. Malachi 4:2 KJV
This sun first arises in the hearts of believers to heal them completely from the wounds incurred from the devil through Eve. Brother Branham’s ministry of physical healing in flesh only heralded the final healing ministry of the human race. To completely kick out diseases from the human body, we must first of all get rid of the problem that brought them in. Sickness in the human race started from the soul. The outward fleshly body was never sick until first the soul had become sick. So, total healing must start from within the heart of a man. So, the healing ministry of the herald prepared the way for the spiritual healing ministry of the spiritual body. The moment the inner man is fully healed, the healing of the outer man follows suit. And about this the scriptures are very clear:
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. Isaiah 30:26 KJV
It takes that sevenfold light of the seventh seal from within the hearts of believers to perfect each individual and thus heal them of that original wound. By Satan beguiling Eve, a rift came between us and God and by that a wound was inflicted in our hearts. It was a snakebite. The revelation of the seventh seal closes the breach and heals the wound.
It is Christ who is the head that perfects the body. The ministry of perfection is what ushers in the promised manifestation of the sons of God. They will swing nature right back to the beginning, delivering her from corruption just by the spoken word, that is why nature is crying for their coming. Brother Branham introduced that ministry in his Third Pull manifestation... he could stop storms, etc. That was only an introduction, when those sons of the fullness arrive, they will swing nature back to what it was before the devil marred it, and the least among them is greater than Branham the Baptist.
Quote from Branham:
Matthew 24, mentions signs in the heavens concerning this last day just before Jesus comes. I wonder if you noticed such a sign recently fulfilled as to portray the very truth we have been discussing. That truth is that Jesus has been steadily pushed aside until in the last age He is pushed outside the church. Recall that in the first age it was almost a full orbed church of truth. Yet there was a little error called the deeds of the Nicolaitanes that kept the circle from being full [referring to the drawing below]. Then in the next age more darkness crept in until the ball of light glowed less, and darkness covered more of the circle. In the third age it was eclipsed still more, and in the fourth age which was the Dark Ages, the light had almost gone.
Now think on this. The church shines in the reflected light of Christ. He is the SUN. The church is the MOON. Thus, this orb of light is the moon. It had decreased from almost a full moon in the first age, to a sliver in the fourth age. But in the fifth age it began to grow. In the sixth it took a great leap forward. In part of the seventh age it was still growing, when suddenly it stopped short, and waned to almost a nothingness, so that instead of light it was the blackness of apostasy, and at the end of the age it had ceased to shine for darkness had taken over. Christ was now outside the church. Here is the sign in the sky.
The church and its messenger
In every age the church had some light. The group that had the light were the same who received the message of the messenger. But in Laodicea, the whole church is darkened, that means even the group that claims to follow its messenger is darkened. This is the age of gross darkness when Christ is completely pushed outside all churches.
Is there any hope then, seeing that every church is darkened including the followers of the Laodicean messenger? That is where Branham reached while seeking the face of the Lord while receiving the message he preached under the title “The Spoken Word is the Original Seed”. He saw the gross darkness upon all churches, then he was told to pick up the pen and write; write a letter to the last day age, a church that comes after Laodicea. That is the church out of the seventh seal, from the inner veil. The messenger to this is the headstone, the very one who walks among the seven lamp stands. The seven church age messengers are mere stars, but he is the Sun, the Sun of righteousness arising with healing in his wings.
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Isa 60:1-2
This is the light of the headstone messenger which is seven in one. He has the seven spirits of God, the seven eyes of God and has seven horns meaning anointed seven times like Samson. He has a message that shines upon all scriptures from Genesis to Revelation, yet he is so humble and meek that he will not stir up anything. He will pass on you without you noticing him at all.
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Isaiah 42:1-4
There is the messenger to the last day church which goes to perfection; he shines upon her a sevenfold light, for he is the rainbow messenger and in him is the fullness of the Godhead.
Here is what Brother Branham says about the last day church and her messenger, the church that comes after Laodicea, a church out of the seventh seal:
These last days, true Church-Bride comes to the Headstone, will be the super Church, a super Race, as they… near the great Headstone. They will be much like, so much like Him, even they will be in His very image, in the order to be united with Him. They will be One. They will be the very manifestation of the Word of the living God.
62-0318 - The Spoken Word Is The Original Seed
Rev. William Marrion Branham
Look at it again: Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. Isaiah 30:26 KJV
The moon is the church; here is a church whose light will be like the light of the sun, a perfect church, a super race, a super church. All churches from Paul including Laodicea the 7th have been shining dimly, and in Laodicea she goes into a complete blackout.
Here is a church whose light is like the headstone! Oh brother, what a church! When the moon at night shines like the sun, then there is no more night on earth! Oh, how these things stir my heart! For the moon to shine like the sun, the sun must shine seven times! That is why the seventh seal is tremendous! In the seventh seal Christ shines seven times, and so the church that receives that light will be his bride... A perfect church shining like the sun... That is what Branham meant by a super church:
And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; Revelation 21:9-11 KJV
There is the church whose light is like the sun! It is Jesus Himself shining in her!
Then he asked: Fine brother, but the revelation of the word of God comes to His servants the prophets. So, these "the least" who are greater than Branham receive therefore a higher revelation than him, they must be prophets also … will they?
I answered: Yes, of the order of apostles like John and Peter, who though apostles yet received the revelation of the Word.
Then he came on: There appears to be a ministry pending, that is unfulfilled, after Branham left the scene in so much that in the early 1980s some predicted that the prophet would rise up again from the grave and "ride this trail again". Who do you say would fill this apparent gap?
I answered: This is just my idea... I believe Jesus Himself fills that, for that gap exists because Branham was a forerunner, yet Jesus' coming was to remain a top secret, unlike the first coming when John introduced Jesus directly to the people leaving no gap... But for Branham God did not allow him to physically introduce Jesus, but indirectly by pointing to the seventh seal.
As Luther laid the foundation for Wesley, so Wesley did so for Pentecost, and Pentecost did so for Branham. Branham winded up all things laying a platform for the headstone. So, I believe that gap is filled by the headstone.
Then he said: Since Jesus will not be here in His corporal body till after the rapture, and Branham pointed directly to Him… Maybe He will take and use the corporal body of one of us to fulfill that ministry?
Then I said: Whatever it is, it has to be the headstone revelation in fullness. When the hour arrives, it will clearly be seen by the elect. Just like Abraham, against hope he believed in hope, we have to believe in hope till we receive it. The first coming of Jesus was through a physical womb, but according to “The Spoken Word is the Original Seed” sermon, there is a spiritual womb of the bride by which he comes the second time. Yet that can't be explained. She has to believe all the Word to bring forth Isaiah 9:6. Mary brought forth Isaiah 7:14. But Isaiah 9:6 pertains to His second coming when He will be revealed in a name which remains a mystery to date. Just as His coming is a mystery, so his ministry at that time is a mystery, and the name by which He fulfills it is also a mystery. As in the name Jesus He is already fully revealed, a saviour, winding it up in Branham... But here is a name in which He has never been known! Wonderful, Counsel, Mighty God, Prince of Peace... Titles to a name... It must be tremendous.
When God met Abram as El-shaddai, the exceedingly fruitful one, He made him Abraham... Same thing to Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. That was the name by which God revealed Himself in Genesis, the Almighty God: that means the strength of life that is exceedingly fruitful beyond measure. That is why the theme of His message to the fathers in Genesis was fruitfulness. In that name, in Genesis chapter one, He blessed all to be fruitful. In the same name after the flood, He blessed Noah to be fruitful. He met Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph in the same name and made them exceedingly fruitful. That was the theme of the Genesis dispensation.
Coming to the Old Testament which begins with Moses, God revealed Himself as I AM, and whoever received that revelation became an I AM. So was Moses, so was Joshua, so was Samuel and so was David. All the prophets ministered in that name and were thus the same. God was I AM to them, and they spoke the Word of I AM to their generations.
When He met Moses as Jehovah, exceedingly dreadful name, He made Moses the same thing. Moses met Pharaoh in that name and by that redeemed Israel. When He meets you as Jesus, you become a Jesus to the world. Through you, many souls can be saved. God freely shares His ministry with His people. He met Joshua as the captain of the Lord's hosts, and he promoted Joshua to the same position... Joshua could stop time by speaking the Word, etc.
When He meets us in that unknown name, a name whose ministry remains a secret, we shall put on exactly the glory of that name. As He met Moses a God, and Aaron his prophet in the name of Yahweh whose revelation still remains hidden because the devil will impersonate it, Moses could speak anything into existence. Joshua could speak anything, and it happens. David could do the same. He told Goliath, “Today I will cut off your head,” and he proceeded forward and did exactly that. Elijah could say, “No rain but by my Word.” And that is exactly what followed.
The problem today is that people are so corrupted by knowledge and false interpretation of the Word that they don't recognize their position with God. Israel, a man who has power with God! We have failed to manifest God to the world because of unbelief and intellectual approach which is barren. God wants men who are ready to take Him at His Word and step in His position and say, “No rain until I call for it!” But it is coming. Those two prophets are about to step on the scene and the Word out of their mouth is quite a sword.
But I believe they are coming! Sons of God, sons of the Word... Each one of them as Jesus. Jesus said, "It is enough that the servants should be as their Master" in everything. Jesus wants men who will come to His fullness and be exactly like Him. There is nothing wrong to reach out to be like Jesus in everything the Word way; that is God's purpose, that through Jesus He is to get other sons like Him. You have your first-born son, a heir to you, but if you have other sons, they are exactly like your first born, the difference is in title. I believe through that name God will reveal His son in fullness through many.
Brother are you ready for that challenge?