6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
We are all interested in what is going on in the Afghanistan right now. Where will it all lead and how will it end? In the sermon William Branham preached titled; MODERN EVENTS MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECY, he tells us how the unfolding of national, and political events have been already wrote in the Bible, Jesus spoke of them, the prophets prophesied of them.
We see strange and unusual natural events, earthquakes, signs in the heavens, and plagues on the earth. There is strife between the nations, wars and rumors of them, violence in the streets and Sodom conditions unfolding in the hearts and minds of so many people. The world is going completely insane. (Matthew 24, Revelation 6:12-17)
There is to be according to prophesy a complete lack of respect for authority, women completely leaving behind the image that God created them to be and children ruling over their parents. There seems to be no truth in the mouths of those that claim to tell us what we should or should not do. Can anyone know or even speak the truth today? (Isaiah 3:12, 2 Thessalonians 2, 2 Timothy 3)
There is something else that is prophesied that many are missing, it is not the godless countries of Russia or China that we should fear, but a religion, ROME, that is prophesied to rule the world and bring about a mark, a religious mark that will seem to solve everyone’s problems. (Revelation 17, Daniel 7:7)
Will Russia destroy Catholicism? WMB predicted so.The bomb that would probably burst every atom in the earth is hanging yonder in Russia tonight; ought to have been fired a long time ago, but God is longsuffering, not willing that any should perish: past due. 55-0224 – Water From The RockWait till Russia is setting out here, take over the nations and things like that, and this country, because of its backsliding, and you will see what was right and wrong. That’s right. You’ll see whether your lukewarm religion will pay off, or not.
54-0509 – The Invasion Of The United StatesAnd there’s only one thing left, that’s Divine judgment, and it’s coming. And Russia has got her setting there waiting for you. Brother, to realize that a hundred and fifty million people could die in one hour, and that could be before daylight breaks in the morning. This whole nation could become annihilated.
56-0902 – The Handwriting On The Wall Grant it, Lord, while we’re waiting patiently on the Holy Spirit to water that Word, and to let them know that we are speaking: the Son of God is coming soon! They see the newspapers and everything else, the radios blasting it, and knowing that the big councils and conferences are all failing. And Russia is marching right on, like King Nebuchadnezzar of old.
56-0902 – The Handwriting On The Wall The third vision was in the realm of world politics for it showed me that there would be three great isms, Facism, Nazism, Communism, but that the first two would be swallowed up into the third. The voice admonished, “WATCH RUSSIA, WATCH RUSSIA. Keep your eye on the King of the North.” Laodicean Church Age78 The great hangars are setting out in the oceans, everywhere. And they’re saying to Russia, “Dare you drop one bomb! Just drop one atomic bomb on the U.N. or somewhere there, and look what happen!” 79 What will it be? It’ll be an onslaught go to Russia. And if they would do that, and start dropping those atomic and hydrogen bombs, it would cause a chain reaction that would burn the earth to—to a wick, just in smelt. You know, it wouldn’t disagree with Scripture a bit. “For the earth shall burn, and the heaven, too.” The atoms of the earth shall burn.
56-1125E – A Blushing Prophet In my book in there, that I keep wrote down. In 1933, one morning, fixing to go to Sunday school, a Baptist Sunday school where I was pastor, the Holy Spirit come and showed me down to the end time, and showed me seven things that would happen. I marked them down. It’s on old yellow paper…And I said, “There is three isms; Communism, Facism, and Nazism. They’ll all wind up out of Russia, in Communism.” And it will destroy Catholicism. See if it don’t! Laodicean Church Age BookThere is three isms has rose up. Nazism, fascism, and communism.” I said, “Them isms will revolve and come around into one, and it’ll be communism. Watch. Communism will burn Rome.” See? December 30, 1962, Jeffersonville, IndianaI wasn’t against Germany; it was the Nazism.
I wasn’t against the Italians; it was against the–the Fascism. And remember, I made another prediction in that time–just a prediction, and many of you old-timers remember it. I said, “There’s three isms” trying to take a hold of the world today: Fascism, Nazism, and Communism.” And what’d I say? They would all wind up in Communism. Now, I just had you all to repeat it over: “Keep your eyes on Russia.” You remember that? “Keep your eyes on Russia. She’ll all wind up in Communism. And then it’ll all wind up finally in Catholicism. Remember, it’ll all wind up in Catholicism in the end time. That’s exactly right. That’s at the battle of Armageddon, right over in here when Christ comes Himself.
August 6, 1961, Jeffersonville, IndianaThen the three isms: Nazism, Facism, and Communism, would all wind up in Communism.” And how many in here remembers me just keep having you stand, just say it over, I’d tell you, “Watch Russia! Watch Russia, the king of the North! Watch Russia, king of the North! Watch Russia, king of the North!”? How many has heard me just say, just wave that over, over? The old-timers, you see, back in the early part of the church. Just stand there and wave it over and over, “Watch Russia, the king of the North! See, what he would do, for all those isms will heap up into Russia.
December 11, 1960, Jeffersonville, IndianaPredicted! I said, “And there’s three isms: the Nazi, and the Facism, and Communism.” I said… (How many in here remembers?) I said, “Keep your eyes on Communism, it’ll all head up in there.” December 8, 1960, Jeffersonville, IndianaGoing to Sunday school one morning, I was caught away in a vision. And I said, “Now…” Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, I said, “Now, there’s going to be three great isms. Which is now in existence. One of them is in Rome, which is–is Fascism, and one of them is in Germany which is Nazi–Nazism. And the other one is in Russia, which is communism.” I said, “Those three great isms is the unclean spirits that went out of the mouth of the false prophet, and the dragons, and so forth that will unite themselves together, speaking things that they should not, and they’ll all beat at one another, until they’ll finally wind up in one ism.
And I predict that that will be communism. And communism will burn the Vatican city. May 1, 1955, Chicago, IllinoisThere’ll be three isms. And they’d all heap up in one ism, and that ism will bring forth a persecution that would send Jesus Christ to the earth again.” That’s exactly so. That was Communism, and–and Hitler and–and Nazi, and so forth; and how that Fascism of Mussolini, and Hitler, and Stalin. I said, “One of them will take the place of it. I don’t know which one it’ll be, but I believe it’ll be the king of the north.” January 3, 1954, Jeffersonville, Indiana
Now Look Closer what our Prophet Said:
William Branham (1909-1965) a prophet to this generation spoke by vision of these times. The sixth vision of seven in 1933 spoke of a great woman coming to power in the United States just before the destruction of this nation and the coming of the LORD. Many time he said it could be a woman president or great leader, and in one place he said she could be a woman vice president. However, almost every time he said it could be a church and many times predicting that it “would be” a church (Rome).
A prophet will have a vision and then speak what he sees, he will not always know the interpretation of the vision. It could be literal or representative of something else. The Old Testament has many examples of this.
Brother Branham as a prophet could only say what he saw. Notice the following quotes: “Now, I predicted and said, ‘I saw a great woman stand up, beautiful looking, dressed in real highly royals like PURPLE,’ and I got little parenthesis down here, ‘She was a great ruler in the United States, perhaps the Catholic church.’ A woman, some woman… I don’t know her to be the Catholic church. I don’t know. I can’t say. ONLY THING I SEEN, I SEEN THE WOMAN; that was all.”
Brother Branham also prophesied in the sermon “Conference”; “Listen THUS SAITH THE LORD. Repent. I predict three curtains. In the Name of the Lord, there’s one called the Iron Curtain, which will be Russia. Watch Red China. That’ll be the Bamboo Curtain. They’re horrible, but watch that Purple Curtain that’s rising in the United States and over the world, the Roman Empire, the cruelest of all of them.”
While preaching on the Pergamean Church Age, and referring to Revelation 17:4 Brother Branham said; “The beast was scarlet, but the woman was arrayed in purple. Now, have I not warned you the other day, there’s three curtains? I don’t know how long I’ll live, but remember this. As I’ve told you many years ago, ‘watch Russia.’ There’s three curtains, remember this. There is the iron curtain. There is the bamboo curtain (Red China and so on). And there’s the PURPLE CURTAIN, you watch that curtain, that’s the deceiver.”
In his sermon titled “The Restoration of the Bride Tree” (1962) Brother Branham again said as he did in many other places; “There is an iron curtain. There is a bamboo curtain. There is a PURPLE CURTAIN. Brother, don’t you fear none of the rest of them, but watch that purple curtain. She is setting right here on the throne, today, in this country. Remember, just like Ahab did, Jezebel behind him. The Bible calls the Catholic church ‘Jezebel; prostitute.’ And Ahab wasn’t no bad guy. I don’t say that Mr. Kennedy isn’t a nice man. I don’t know nothing about him. He’s a man. That’s all I know. He’s the President. I believe he’ll make a good President. It’s not him; it’s that system behind him. Wait till she gets wormed into the cabinet, and everywhere she can, then watch what happen. Look what it done in other nations. Look what it’s always done.”