First Seal of Revelation
Antichrist -White Horse
A white horse rider went out. See? Who is he? He’s mighty in his conquering power, is a great fellow in his conquering power. You want me to tell you who he is? He’s the antichrist. That’s exactly what he is.
Revelation 6:1-2 KJV
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. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow, and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
compare Mathew 24:4-5 KJV
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Second Seal of Revelation
William Branham said the beast the spoke was the ox-angel, which was a martyr anointing. William Branham pointed at the Roman Catholic Church’s rise to political power, and the murder of 68 million Christian martyrs as the fulfillment of the second seal. Now, here’s my revelation of it: This is Satan again …But you find out here that this man has a sword so he pertains to church political war.
Revelation 6:3-4 KJV
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
Mathew 24:6 KJV
And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Third Seal of Revelation
The third seal is rider on a black horse, with balances in his hand. A voice speaks telling the rider not to hurt the oil and the wine. William Branham said the beast in this seal is the man-angel and represents intelligence.
During this sermon, William Branham identifies the Black horse rider as vicar over the trinity of earth, purgatory, and heaven. He says that this rider makes other people pay to enter heaven, pay for prayers, pray for “novenas” and “hail Mary’s”.
Now, we’re going to open the Third Seal. It’s found in Revelations 6:5 and 6.
And when he had opened the third seal, I–I beheld the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse, and he that set on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts saying, A measure of… penny–a measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and… wine. Famine, see? Exactly the same Seal, same thing Jesus said. All right.
Revelation 6:5-6 KJV
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse, and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Matthew 24:7 KJV
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Fourth Seal of Revelation
Pestilences and Death
The Fourth seal is rider on a pale horse, death and hell follow him, and he could kill with the sword, hunger, and animals. During this sermon he identifies the rider as the spirit of perversion, a mixture of the three previous horse riders of religious (white), military (red), and political (black) powers. William Branham goes on to teach that pale is eternal separation from God, and Rome will lead the world to Armageddon.
“It’s a perversion to mix colors with white. You pervert the original color…Truth and error cannot mix. It cannot mix. Its either the THUS SAITH THE LORD or its wrong. …gathering, on their mixed-colored horse. And, see, he is gathering this thing together, mixed with creeds, denomination, man-made doctrine. … I’ve seen witches speak in tongues, seen wizards speak in tongues and dance in the spirit.”
Pale is red and–and white and so mixed together. See? He… It’s–it’s all mixed in this one horse… Sure, a mixed color–the mixed color of the dead , pale horse of the world… Now, that’s right. Mixed colors of the dead , worldly form of the pale horse.
Now, notice, none of the other rider… None of the other horses or no time that this rider ever rode, they didn’t have–that man had no name, but now he is called death. It’s not mentioned. See? He’s revealed now what he is–is death.
Fourth Seal, pestilence and death
Matthew 24:7 and 8. I’m sorry. Now, that opens up the rain… or the famine, opens up the famine.
All right, now the pestilences and death… Yes, sir, now we’re going to it; 7 and 8, now, that would be the Fourth Seal.
Revelation 6:7-8 KJV
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
compare Matthew 24:9-13
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Fifth SEal of Revelation
They were killed for the Word of God’s sake, not for the testimony of Christ. Did you understand that? But remember, the church come in. Also the martyrs of the church was for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. How many knows that here too? All right now… But these didn’t have the testimony of Jesus Christ “… Now, notice. These Jews… I have to do this in order to–to let you see the revelation of this Seal, see what it is, these souls under the altar and who they are.
Notice, they asked for revenge. See? Now, if that had been the Bride, it’d been like Stephen: “Father, forgive them,” you know. See? But these are Jews that just come in. See? They asked for revenge.
for the Word of God and for the testimony which they held,” as Jews.
Now, notice. In the time of Daniel, now, the second half of the seventieth week… Now, remember, Messiah was to be cut off in the midst. That’s the middle. Well, what’s half of seven? Three and a half… But there’s determined yet to the people what? Another three and a half year.
The Fifth seal is souls under the altar, slain for the Word of God. These souls called for judgment, were given white robes, and told to wait while their fellow servants on earth were killed.
Because there is no beast (lion, ox, man, and eagle), William Branham concludes that the church is raptured at the time of the fifth seal. He says, “These beasts are correct. It’s THUS SAITH THE LORD. See?” Instead, he identifies non-Christian Jews as the souls under the altar and says that more will be martyred when Rome breaks its covenant with Israel.
It disproves it, the opening of this Seal in this last day; it just takes soul sleeping plumb out of the way. See? They’re alive. They’re not dead.
Revelation 6:9-11 KJV
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
compare Matthew 24:21-24
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Sixth Seal of Revealtion
Based on calling out 144000 Jews from Israel by two prophets
Two Prophets for Israel
Moses and Elijah
“Israel is God’s son, so he is going to deliver him here in the Tribulation period, just exactly the way He did down in Egypt. …There is 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.”
Now, I want you to hold your Book like this: Matthew 24 and Revelations 6, like this, and let’s compare something here just a little bit. So watch this now, and you can find out just how–how it is. See, what the Lamb here is showing exactly in symbol what He said over here in Word, doing exactly. So that makes it right. Now, that’s–that’s all there is to it. Here’s–here’s one; He’s talking of it, and here’s where it happens. See? It’s just a perfect vindication.
Notice, just exactly like come over there: “And the sun became as black as sackcloth…” See? Same thing, these happenings of nature. What was it? What, when nature happens like this, has been? God calling Israel. (See?) God’s calling out Israel. Now, “sun as black as hair…”
In Isaiah, let’s take this. Isaiah the prophet seen this Sixth Seal open and spoke of it… Let’s just… I like this–this of Isaiah. Let’s go back here to Isaiah, the 13th chapter of Isaiah. I like…
Matthew, 27th chapter of Matthew and the–the 45th verse, I believe it is. Now, from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. Now, notice just exactly what He did back here now in this. See? And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal,… lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon–and the moon became as blood; Blackness, darkness: Egypt–blackness, darkness, God delivering Jesus at the cross, just ‘fore He brought Him up from the resurrection…
Revelation 6:12-17 KJV
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Matthew 24:29-30 KJV
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.
Seventh Seal of Revealtion
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
“This seventh seal is the end of time, of all things…if Satan should get a hold of it, he might do great damage.””It’s the Third Pull. …you remember, when he took me up there, and said, “This is the Third Pull, and no one will know It. …Visions never fail. They are perfectly the Truth.”
Now, oh, my. Now, the forfeited title deed is now in the hands of the original Owner, Almighty God. The title deed to the earth
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.
And the four and twenty elders that stood before God there harping with their harps, they quit playing their harps. The Angels hushed their singing in heaven. Think, the holy Cherubims and Seraphims, that Isaiah saw it in the temple with six sets… or three sets of wings, three on–two over his face and two over his feet, and flying. And he’s day and night they’re before God, saying, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty.” And even when they walked in, or come into the temple, the posts of the temple moved with their–their presence. And these holy Seraphims hushed up. Angels quit singing. (Whew.) Flying in the Presence of God, singing, “Holy, holy, holy…” they shut up.
They were awed by it
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.