It is contained in the Scriptures, “Behold I lay in Zion a Chief Cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on HIM shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe, he is precious: but onto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble AT THE WORD” (1 Peter 2:6-8).
“And we know that the Scripture says that JESUS is the Chief Cornerstone, and He’s also the HEADSTONE” (“Message of Grace” p. 8).
In 1960, three years before the Seven Seals were opened, Brother Branham said, “God made THREE BIBLES. The first one He put in the sky, the ZODIAC. He made the next one in the PYRAMID, back in the days of Enoch … The CAPSTONE never was found. They never did put a cap on top of the pyramid … Why? The Capstone was rejected — CHRIST, The Headstone, see, was rejected” (“Manifested Sons of God” pp. 7-8). “The pyramid was never capped. Why wasn’t the Capstone put on it, the headstone, the top of it? Because He was rejected when He come. He was the rejected Stone. That’s right. But it will be capped … then the coming of the Lord Jesus is so close at hand that the Spirit from way down in here …justification, sanctification, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and now right into the TIME of the coming of the HEADSTONE … we got a ministry coming that’s just EXACTLY LIKE THE LIFE OF CHRIST. What does that MINISTRY IDENTIFY? THE COMING OF THE LORD. Look at the age coming now right up to the Headstone. See what I mean? THE COMING OF THE LORD, THE MADE KNOWN” (“Predestinated Mystery of His Will” pp. 6-7).
“Like the pyramid … Go into the prophet’s chamber and watch them SEVEN STEPS. Where did the GUARD meet the challenge to bring the comer into the PRESENCE OF THE KING at the top of the steps? WAS IN THE SEVENTH STEP. There shows what we’ve got to come again with that same Spirit that was on John. HE INTRODUCED THE MESSIAH; … And we’ve got to come to a place again, to something that’s going to introduce the Messiah .. to bring the people back to the WORD, SO THAT THE BRIDE WILL KNOW HER HUSBAND, KNOW HER MATE, THE REVEALED WORD … That is His PROMISE for this AGE” (“Feats of the Trumpets” pp.17-18).
In 1961, Brother Branham said, “He’s the Holy Spirit. AND THE CAP OF THE PYRAMID will be CHRIST COMING. Do you see it? … CHRIST, THE HEADSTONE, THE REJECTED STONE, THE ALL-SEEING EYE, COMING EXACTLY LIKE THE BIBLE SAID” (“The Seventy Weeks of Daniel” p. 30).
In December of 1962, Brother Branham experienced one of the most powerful visions he had ever had, which he describes in “Sirs, Is this the Time?” on pages 25-27. In the vision he is in the desert near Tucson, Arizona, when a TREMENDOUS BLAST shook the earth and he was caught up into a CONSTELLATION of SEVEN ANGELS in the FORM OF A PYRAMID. After the vision left him, Brother Branham prayed, “Lord, if it is then that I am going to be killed, and You are finished with me on earth .. send your power back one me again… and nothing happened. I waited awhile. Then I said, ‘Lord Jesus, if it did not mean that, and it means that You’ve got something for me to do and it is to be revealed to me later, then send Your power. AND IT ALMOST TOOK ME FROM THE ROOM! I found myself somewhere in the corner … And I had my bible open, and I was reading … ROMANS, The 9th Chapter, last verse: BEHOLD, I LAY IN SION, A CORNERSTONE, A STUMBLINGSTONE, A PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE, AND WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM SHALL NOT BE
ASHAMED” (“Sirs, is This The Time?” p. 27).
A few months later, when the vision was literally fulfilled, when those Seven Angels met him in Arizona Desert, they told him to return to Jeffersonville, Indiana, for “THUS SAITH THE LORD, the SEVEN MYSTERIES that’s been hid in the Bible all these years … God is going to open those seven mysteries to us in the SEVEN SEALS” (“What is the Attraction on the Mountain?” p.22).
IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MUCH PLAINER. God has interpreted the vision and the event by His own prophetic Word, Romans 9:33 – the HEADSTONE capping the PYRAMID. It is no coincidence that those Seven Angels which met him in the Arizona Desert formed a PYRAMID, because that is the CAPSTONE’S SHAPE.
Referring to the CLOUD PICTURE in Life Magazine of that PYRAMID of ANGELS, Brother Branham said, “And it’s our LORD UP THERE.” (“It is the Rising of the Sun” p. 45).
“What happened at that time, the COMING of that STONE? Up went the Church into glory at the Rapture, ‘cause it ended the Gentile Dispensation.” (“The Seventy Weeks of Daniel” p. 30). This statement would have been HARD to UNDERSTAND, except that God has revealed REVELATION 5 (change in dispensation) and REVELATION 8 (Rapture is a SPAN of TIME, about one-half HOUR silence in heaven, and a SHOUT on earth the same).
Four months after the opening of the Seven Seals, Brother Branham said, “God’s a-vindicated Himself. God’s proved Himself to His Promise in this day. Halleluiah, THE HEADSHIP IS HERE. AMEN! CHRIST, THE RISEN LORD” (“Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed” p. 85).
Later, he said, “We’re at the HEAD NOW. THIS IS CHRIST. NOT the ARM’S TIME BACK IN LUTHER; NO. THIS IS THE HEAD TIME. CHRIST, THE HEADSTONE, COMES TO THE BODY” (“The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom” p. 69).
In “Sirs, Is This The Time?” on page28, Brother Branham has just finished telling about the mighty VISION of the CONSTELLATION of angels, and of how God explained the vision with Romans 9:33. “Now, I am going to take the Scriptures for a moment. If you notice, in revelation the 10th chapter … (Here, Brother Branham pauses) Now, let me say this: IF THE VISION IS SCRIPTURAL, IT CAN ONLY BE INTERPRETED BY THE SCRIPTURE.” In that line, Brother Branham has directly connected for us, the coming of the HEADSTONE, Romans 9:33 and Revelation 10.