Revelation 10:4-7 King James Version (KJV)
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.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
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.
62-1230E – Is This The Sign Of The End, Sir?
Rev. William Marrion Branham
373 You remember the pyramid Message? It’s the Capstone. What did It do? The Holy Spirit capped off the individual and seal it, when we added to our faith; righteousness, and godliness, and faith, and so forth, and kept adding to it till we got seven things. And the seventh one was love, which is God. That’s how He makes the individual, and caps him and seals him with the Holy Spirit. 374 Then, if that be so, He’s got seven church ages, that He’s had seven mysteries that’s been sounded away, and they fought for, to bring back. And now the Headstone comes, to cap off the Church. Does the Thunders mean that, my brethren? Sirs, is that where we’re at?
61-0108 – Revelation, Chapter Four #3 Rev. William Marrion Branham
116 Now, “The Voice of the Throne.” Notice in this Throne, “before the Throne was the seven stars,” the Voice of the stars. “Voices,” you see. There was more in the Revelation 4 here, or 5, we find out, “And out of the Throne proceeded lightning, thunders, and voices.” Not one voice; “voices,” plural. What was it? God speaking to the church, reflecting Himself through the seven Spirits. When the true anointed of God speaks, it’s the Voice of God! To reject It is to remove the candlestick. See? “Voices,” the Voice of the Seven Church Ages (over here in the corner), the voices speaking with thunder and lightning.
An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages (9 – The Laodicean Church Age)
Rev. William Marrion Branham
An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages (9 – The Laodicean Church Age)
Rev. William Marrion Branham
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.
But consider this also. This prophet-messenger will be in his nature and manners as were Elijah and John.
The breach between the seven Church Ages and the seven Seals (Series)
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.
72-4 / 32 Now, watch.
And he had in his hand a little book open:…
Now, here it was closed here, and sealed, and here it’s open; it’s been opened. Since that time of the sealing we’re getting into tonight, now the Book’s opened. A little Book in His hand–in His… It was opened. Oh, how… The sun as pillars… Wait just a minute, let me start back here reading.
And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot upon the earth,
And he cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth:… (We know He is the Lion of the tribe of Juda. Over here He’s a Lamb, but here He’s a Lion. See?)… and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
Now, John was commissioned to write what he saw, so the apostle and prophet picked up his pen to write it.
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. (Now, that’s what we don’t know. That’s yet to be revealed; it’s not in Holy Script, what them thunders say.)
And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hands to heaven, (Now, listen.)
And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created the heavens, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things… therein are, and… there should be time no longer: (Watch, here’s a verse I want to get to.)
But in the day of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he has declared to his servants the prophet.
73-1 / 37 Now, see, the mystery of this seven-sealed Book will be revealed at the sounding of the seventh church angel’s message. See? The seventh angel begins to sound, and there’s the messages wrote out there, and we got it in tape and book form.
Now, at the beginning of the sounding of the message, the mystery of God should be finished (See?) at that time. Now, we will notice, the Book of the mystery of God is not revealed until the seventh angel’s message is sounded.
Now, these points will be important in the Seals; I’m sure, ’cause it must every bit tie together. Now, it’s wrote mysterious, because no man nowhere knows it: God alone, Jesus Christ. See?
74-1 / 39 Now, but it–it is a Book, a mysterious Book. It’s a Book of Redemption. (We’ll get into that in a little while.) 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 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 whatevermore is to be revealed.
74-2 / 40 Now, you see, I’m just not making that up. That’s what… It’s THUS SAITH THE LORD. I’ll read it to you out of the Book: the sounding of the seventh angel’s message, the mystery of God should be finished that’s been declared by His holy prophets. That’s the prophets who has wrote the Word. 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 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.
74-3 / 42 Just as John was giving his message, the same time that Messiah come in the days… John knew he would see Him, because he was going to introduce Him. And we realize that in the Scriptures over in Malachi 4, there’s to be a one like John, a–an Elijah, to whom the Word of God can come to, and he is to reveal by the Holy Spirit all the mysteries of God and restore the faith of the children back to the faith of the apostolic fathers: restore back all these mysteries that’s been probed at through these denominational years. Now, that’s what the Word said. I’m just responsible for what It said. See? It’s–it’s written is right. That’s what It is.
74-4 / 44 Now, we see that this seven-sealed Book now, is the mystery of redemption. It’s a Book of Redemption from God. Now, all the mysteries at this time should be finished at the sounding of this messenger. Now, here’s the angel on earth, and another Angel, mighty Messenger come down. See, this angel was a earthly angel, messenger. But here comes One down from heaven: a rainbow, covenant. See? Only Christ, it could be; just exactly like it was in Revelations 1st chapter, standing in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks with a rainbow to look upon as jasper and sardius stone.
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.
75-2 / 48 Now, notice, the Seven Seals holds the mystery of the Book. Until we can see what those Seven Seals has sealed in, we’re only presuming them things. Because as I’ve told you this morning, upon my little message this morning of “God Hiding in Simplicity,”… You see, we are–we are–we are sure to miss the thing unless it is absolutely, genuinely revealed by the Holy Spirit and vindicated the same. See? If the prophet rises and tells you that this is just that, and God don’t vindicate the thing, forget it. See? But God in every statement, in everything has to vindicate it to make it right. See, see? So His children will watch those things (See?), and be alert.
75-3 / 49 Notice, Seven Seals on the Book has the… These Seven Seals has the Book sealed. See? The Book is absolutely sealed. Do you see it? The Book is absolutely a sealed Book until the Seven Seals is broken. It is sealed up with Seven Seals.
Now, that’s a different from the Seven Thunders. See? This is Seven Seals on the Book, and the Book will not–the Seals will not be released until the message of the seventh angel. See? So we–we are presuming, but the genuine revelation of God will be made perfect in that sounding and vindicated Truth. Now, that’s exactly what the Word said. The mysteries should be finished at that time. And this seven-sealed Book, remember, it was closed here in Revelations the 5th chapter, and in Revelations the 10th chapter it is opened.
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?
78 No, they were revealed in the Seven Seals; that’s what the thunders was about. They were 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? Question Answers 1964
Revelation 6 King James Version (KJV)
6 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.
2 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.
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 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.
9 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:
10 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?
11 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.
12 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;
13 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.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 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;
16 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:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
1. THE MYSTERIES OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS ARE ALREADY WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE BUT WAS MISSED BACK THERE. NOTHING CAN BE ADDED TO THE BIBLE ANYMORE:
“And he said that this—in THAT DAY that he see HIM come down, and he EAT up the LITTLE BOOK. And there was… He put one foot on land and one on the sea and swore by Him that lives and ever and ever, that time shall be no more. And when He DID, SEVEN THUNDERS uttered their VOICES. And when the SEVEN THUNDERS uttered their VOICES, John said he was about to write; and He said, “Don’t write it.” See? And he sealed it… WHAT IT IS, is a “REVELATION” on what has been MISSED BACK there, to bring to… It’s ALREADY written here; it’s IN HERE; it’s to REVEAL what’s ALREADY’s BEEN WRITTEN (See?), ‘cause you can’t ADD one thing to It or take one word from It.” (FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS title JEFF. IN V-3 N-16 64-0719M)
“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.*** ( FIRST SEAL THE JEFF IN MONDAY 63-0318)
“Something happened the other day. You read the—or heard the tape, the seven thunders, “What Time Is It, Sir?” See? It happened the other day. You know these things… The time is at hand, church. The time is at hand. Don’t—don’t—don’t wait any longer. See, how do you know the rapture’s not going on all the time? First thing you know it’ll be past, one disappearing here, and there. It’ll be gone the first thing you know, and you’ll—judgment will strike the world. You say, “Well, I thought this…” “It’s too late now.” You remember, they didn’t know it until the day they entered into the ark, and then it was too late. The foolish virgin didn’t know until she come back and found the wise virgin gone. Then she was left for the tribulation period.” (GOD HIDING HIMSELF IN SIMPLICITY ALBQ.NM FRIDAY 63-0412E)
2 . BROTHER BRANHAM CAN NO LONGER ADD TO THE BIBLE BY INTRODUCING ANY NEW “THUNDERS” DOCTRINE. THAT’S ACCORDING TO HIS VERY OWN WORDS:
“Now, someone has been, many has been saying to me, and theologians said, “Brother Branham, if the Lord God…”
Said, “If—if with your experience that the Lord has given you for His people,” humbly saying this, said, “you’d be ELIGIBLE to WRITE a—a Bible yourself, your Word that God has manifested.”
I said, “That MIGHT be true.” See, he was trying to CATCH me. See?
And I said, “But, you see, I COULDN’T do that.”
He said, “Why couldn’t? You have all the qualifications.”
I said, “But, you look, ONE word CANNOT be ADDED or taken away.” See?
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 give to some man?”
I SAID, “NO, sir, it would be adding something to It or taking something from It.”
It’s ALL REVEALED IN THERE, and the SEVEN SEALS OPENED up the revelation of WHAT that was. See?” (UNVEILING OF GOD JEFF.IN V-9 N-1 SUNDAY 64-0614M)
3 . THE SEVEN SEALS AND THE SEVEN THUNDERS GO TOGETHER:
“This SEVEN-SEALED BOOK is REVEALED at the TIME of the SEVEN THUNDERS of Revelations 10.” (BREACH THE title JEFF.IN 63-0317E)
From this quote, it follows that the seals were the “covering ” of the Book, but the “thunders” were the “contents” of the Book which are the “mystery truths” contained inside the seven seals.
4. A THUNDER MEANT A “VOICE” REVEALING A MYSTERY, NOT “VIRTUES”, NOR ANY “MAN” THAT’S TO COME AFTER BROTHER BRANHAM.
“Now, let us FIND the SYMBOLS. We found out what the THUNDER MEANS. That’s perfectly; we know that. See? The THUNDER was the VOICE of GOD when the SEAL OPENED.” (FIRST SEAL THE title JEFF.IN 63-0318)
5 . BROTHER BRANHAM REVEALED THE THUNDERS BY FULFILLING DUTY # 2
“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.” (327-1 LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE – CPT.9)
6. THE THUNDERS WERE HIDDEN MYSTERIES WHICH WERE REVEALED WHEN THE SEALS OPENED
Q-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?
Answer: 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 title JEFF.IN COD 64-0830E)
7. THE THUNDERS WERE the “MYSTERY TRUTHS” CONTAINED INSIDE THE SEVEN SEALS. THE SEALS WERE JUST THE COVERING
REVELATION 6:1-2 – ”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.”
Let me say at this point that the Seven Thunders was revealed by Brother Branham, and not by any other man. At the Sunset Mountain, Brother Branham heard a big blast (thunder), and then seven messages were given unto him by the seven angels following that big blast of thunder, thereby fulfilling this scripture of Revelation 6:1-2. “Remember the constellation of the vision of the Angels when I left here to go to Arizona? You remember, “What Time Is It, Sirs?”
Do you remember that? Notice, there was only one great burst of thunder, and seven Angels appeared. Is that right? One burst of thunder, seven Angels appeared. And I saw the Lamb when He had opened the First Seal, and I heard as it was a voice of thunder, and one of the four beasts said, Come and see. Notice, one thunder, seven messages that’s been sealed up and cannot be revealed until the last day, at this age. See what I mean?” (SEVENTH SEAL THE.title JEFF.IN 63-0324E )