Dearly Beloved In Christ Jesus,
If there is one subject in the Bible that has caused much speculation and expectation, it is about the Seven Seals and the Seven Unwritten Thunders (Revelation 10: 1-7). There are many different opinions about the Seven Thunders. Some say they are already revealed. Some express their doubts about it. None really knows anything about them. But almost all agree that the Seven Thunders contain some Great Secret which is vitally important for the Bride for her Glorification.
The Lord revealed the mystery of the Seven Sealed Book to Bro. William Branham and He had preached messages on the Seven Seals. Through those messages, he had given some important hints and statements as clues concerning those secrets connected with the Seven Thunders. Before we go any further, let us take a look at some of those statements given by him concerning the Thunders.
1. The Book of Redemption is sealed up with Seven Seals. That is different from the Seven Thunders.
2. After the message of the Seventh Angel come the Seven Thunders.
3. At the sounding of the seventh angel's Message, all the mysteries of God would be made known. Then come the seven mysterious thunders.
4. In the day just before these Seven Thunders, all the mysteries here are revealed.
5. In the days of the sounding of the Seventh Angel, the seven mysteries of the seven thunders would be revealed.
6. The Seventh Seal is the end of time of all things - end of the Church Age; end of the Seven Seals; end of the Trumpets; end of the Vials; and even ends the ushering in of the Millennium.
7. The thunders never uttered from the heavens; they uttered from the earth. (The Seals are broken in Heaven).
8. Those Seven Thunders holds that mystery, that heavens was quieted.
9. He's revealed all the six Seals, but it does not say anything about the Seventh:
10. There was no activity in heaven; it might give away the secret.
11. No one knows anything about it since it is not written.
12. Now, there's only one thing left. That is the seven thunders that we don't know; and it would not have thundered in vain.
13. The Seventh Seal, The Seven Thunders and the Coming of Christ are connected together. No one knows anything about them all.
14. It was so great, Jesus never mentioned it - none of the rest of them. John couldn't even write of it. No, he was forbidden to write here.
15. 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 uttered their voices, and John was even forbidden to write it (See?)--the coming of the Lord.
16. 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.
17. It will be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return.
18. 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.
19. Even Angels don't know it. Nobody knows when He's coming. There'll be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.
20. This (Seventh) angel was an 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 Revelation 1st chapter, standing in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks with a rainbow to look upon as jasper and sardius stone. (The Angel of Revelation 10: 1-4 is Christ Himself),
21. 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
22. And at the time of those Thunders, we find Christ, or the Angel come down with a rainbow, and put His feet on the land and sea and swore that time had run out at that time.
23. Thunders are to be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith. It will produce the faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth.
24. In the last days these seven voices would be known by the real true Church.
25. The Seven Thunders will utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to.
26. It will take those Seven Unknown Thunders to wake up the Bride again.
27. They show the Bride how to prepare for the great translation faith.
28. It is some hidden mystery concerning Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation (Since it is the Revelation of Jesus Christ).
29. It is in such humble way proving that God hides and reveals Himself in Simplicity.
30. He makes Himself too simple and this in itself is the mystery of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
31. Christ the Son of David becomes our Kinsman Redeemer. The revealing of how He did it is going to be in these Seven Seals.
32. What is the mystery of God?... one of them? ..."God was manifest in the flesh" (I Timothy 3: 16). We handled Him, seen Him, received up into glory. Witnessed by angels, vindicated here on earth. God was.
33. It comes just like John the Baptist. It comes like the birth of our Lord in a stable.
34. Seven thunders uttered straight together like they were spelling out something.
35. The New Name will be revealed in the Thunders.
36. The hour is approaching when missing limbs will be restored by the glorious power of the Creator.
37. It is connected with the Tent Vision of William Branham.
38. It is the Third Pull coming up.
39. Pentecostal babies will not understand these supernatural things.
40. The Seven Thunders should compare with the rest of the Word.
41. Should be in line with what God had declared to His servants the prophets.
42. God has showed or revealed it in every type that's in the Bible.
43. It slides right straight into the Word exactly where it was.
44. It fits exactly in the promises of God from the end of the message.
45. It may be time. It may be the hour now, that this great person that we're expecting to rise on the scene may rise on the scene.
46. William Branham said his ministry had laid a foundation and if it had, he would be leaving for good.
47. "There won't be two of us here the same time. See? If it is, he will increase, I'll decrease" said William Branham.
48. William Branham had been privileged by God to look and see what it was.
49. It'll stay right with the Word, blinding some and open the eyes of others. It'll always do that.
50. William Branham was positive that his people did not see it and were not supposed to get it.
51. If Satan should get a hold of it, he might do a great damage.
52. Satan will try to impersonate but this is one thing he cannot impersonate. There'll be no mimics to this because he does not know it. There's no way for him to know it. It's the third pull. He just knows nothing about it. He doesn't understand it.
53. William Branham felt checked not to say anymore about it.
54. William Branham had the revelation that revealed the Seventh Seal. According to him it's in a threefold manner and he spoke by God's help of a (one) fold of it.
55. Those Seven Thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times unfolded into something else that William Branham had seen.
56. It was the revelation coming from God in that room (Tent Vision). (He said, "If I could stand here and talk the things that's revealed in that room, I tell you, it'd swing your heads around").
57. That Light you see there on the picture whirled away from William Branham and went over to that tent, and said, "I'll meet you there".
58. What the Lord told William Branham in that room would remain a secret until he left the world.
59. There's one thing that William Branham could not interpret, because it was in an unknown language.
60. It will not be a public show like they had it
61. William Branham knew the next step there, but did not know how to interpret that
62. When William Branham wrote down what he saw, he found he had written, "Stop! Go no further than this right here". Even he could not write down what he had seen.
63. William Branham could not say it until it happened to see if the people would understand it
64. When William Branham saw the secret he could never think the same the rest of his life.
65. It was a furtherment of William Branham's work.
66. William Branham prayed to the Lord to be able to hand over the Old Sword to somebody else that would be honest with it and would pack the Truth
67. That much we have an understanding of it today, because the rest of it is all unfolded, but this is not unfolded.
68. The hour isn't quite yet for it, but it's moving into that cycle. It's coming up close. ..... Be prepared, for you don't know what time something can happen.
69. We are this far and the rest of it will be known right around about the time that Jesus appears on earth again for His Bride, or whatever takes place at that time.
70. It had something to do with the Notable Angel in the Pyramid shaped constellation of Angels
71. The Angel with the Seventh Seal meant a lot more than the other angels.
72. The mystery of the Thunders will bring back the Headstone
73. In Junior Jackson's dream, what was written on the pyramid was what William Branham was revealing to the people. The White rock inside the pyramid with nothing written on it is the unwritten Word interpreted by the Holy Spirit
74. The Pyramid is capped by Seven Thunders. (Is the capping of the Pyramid the mystery of Thunders?)
75. Soon it shall be time run out. Millions will lose their lives. Millions will be - that now believe they are saved - will be counted fodder for the atomic age.
William Branham was a Prophet of God anointed to be Elijah of Malachi 4: 4, Angel to the Seventh Church Age and the Forerunner to the Second Coming of Christ. When the Lamb broke the Seven Seals in heaven, it was shown to William Branham and the mysteries revealed to him. He in turn preached them to the church.
According to William Branham, the vision, plus the Word, plus the history, plus the church ages; and all blend together. So he could truly say that to the best of his understanding and according to the Word of God and the vision and the revelation, the interpretation concerning the Seven Seals is THUS SAITH THE LORD.
|What We Infer From The Above Statements|
From the above statements taken from the messages of William Branham, one gets the following impression regarding the Seven Unwritten Thunders. It is some great but simple hidden mystery concerning the Lord Jesus Christ about His appearing in flesh in a New Name for His Second Coming. It is similar to the coming of John the Baptist. It is also so simple like the birth of our Lord in a stable. Since it is suspense between death and life God has hidden it in such a manner that no one would know that until it happened.
The Seals are opened in heaven by the Lamb of God and revealed to the Seventh Angel. But when Christ the Mighty Angel comes down to the earth with the open book as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Thunders are uttered from the earth. During that period, there is silence in heaven. There is no activity in heaven since Christ is down on the earth with his right foot on the sea and the left foot on the earth for the purpose of our Redemption.
There is a great purpose for the Thunders and they were not uttered in vain. The Thunders are to be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith. They will be known and understood only by the true Church. It will wake up the Bride and show how to prepare for the great translation faith. It will produce the faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth. The Bride will exhibit so much power that even missing limbs will be restored by the glorious power of the Creator.
But it has to be Scriptural and should be in line with what God had declared to His servants the prophets. It is found in every Type in the Bible. It finds its place in the Bible from the end of the Forerunner's message. It has its foundation in the ministry of William Branham and his message. It is a furtherment of the ministry of William Branham. It is also connected with the Tent Vision seen by William Branham.
This Secret is not to be known by anyone until it happens. The Angels of heaven do not know it. Even the Son chosen for this purpose does not know until that hour. The Pentecostal babies will not understand these supernatural things. It stays with the Word, blinding some and opening the eyes of the others. William Branham was positive that his people did not see it and were not supposed to get it.
If Satan should get a hold of it, he might do a great damage. We know what damage he did in the beginning with the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. The Tree of Life has been kept away from him and his people and he has no access to it. Satan tries to impersonate everything that is Godly. But this is one thing he cannot impersonate because he does not know it. There is no way for him to know it. He cannot understand it.
The Seventh Seal and Seven Thunders are very much connected to the Second Coming of Christ. No one knows the mode of His Coming and the Time of His Coming. It will be known right around about the time that Jesus appears on earth again for His Bride. At the time when the Thunders uttered, Christ, the Mighty Angel lifts up His hand to heaven and swore that time had run out.
The Mighty Angel, Christ had in his hand a little book open. We find the book closed and sealed up with Seven Seals in Revelation 5: 1-7. The Seals were broken in heaven and was shown to the Seventh Church Messenger. After the Seals are open, the Mighty Angel descends from heaven with the open book. Then come the Seven Thunders.
|The Second Coming of Christ|
We understand that the Seven Thunders contain a great mystery that will make the Bride invincible. We can see that the Seventh Seal and Seven Thunders are very much connected to the Second Coming of Christ. That is when Christ appears on earth for His Bride and fulfills the Mystery of God for our redemption.
The Mode of His Coming and the Time of His coming is not known to anyone. No one knows how He redeems the Bride of Christ as the Kinsman Redeemer. The angels do not know. Even the Son who is chosen for this purpose is not to know it until it happens.
There are those who believe that the Second Coming is spiritual and not in any visible form. There are those who believe that Christ comes in the Theophany form. There are those who believe that Christ stands in the mid-air and does not come to the earth at all for the Second Coming. Then there are also those who believe that Christ comes down to the earth and manifests Himself in human flesh. Let us examine these ideas on the basis of the Scriptures.
|What It is Not?|
As an ardent student of the Scriptures and as one who has studied the teachings of Bro. William Branham, I would like to humbly point out that the Second Coming of Christ is not a spiritual coming as some people claim. The spiritual coming of Christ happens when we invite the Lord Jesus Christ into our hearts and experience our Salvation from sins.
We receive the Peace of God that passeth all understanding. It happened to me early in life when I found out the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of eight (8) in 1956. Therefore I do not understand what these brethren mean when they say the Second Coming is a spiritual coming.
It is not the Coming of Christ in Theophany as some would have us think. There are many incidents mentioned in the Bible where the Lord God appeared in Theophany to His men like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Prophets and so on. They are not mentioned as the Comings of Christ. Only when Jesus Christ came on the scene in flesh that it is called the First Coming.
It is also not the Coming of Christ in the mid-air since Jesus Himself said He would come again and receive us unto Himself after preparing a place for us (John 14: 3). He also claimed that He was the Bread of Life that came down from heaven (John 6: 35, 38, 41, 50 and 58). But He was born on this earth before He became Word in Flesh. Therefore it rules out mid-air coming too. The word 'again' refers to a repetition of the previous incident.
|What It is?|
We see from the above examples that the Coming of Christ mentioned in the Bible is not spiritual or in theophany or in the mid-air. It is the manifestation of God in human flesh. Prophet Branham too has mentioned many times that God would come down in human flesh and reveal Himself as He did before. Let us examine some of the Scriptures.
1. Jesus Comes Again
"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14: 2-3). In these verses Jesus Christ said He would come again to receive us after preparing a place for us. If Language has not lost its meaning altogether, the word 'again' refers to a repetition of the previous incident.
2. Days Of The Son Of Man
Jesus Christ was telling His disciples about the coming of the Son of Man. He also mentioned about the Days of the Son of Man and compared them to the days of Noah and also the days of Lot (Matthew 24: 27, 35-39, 42-44, Luke 17: 22-30). "Nevertheless when the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18: 8).
Even though Jesus Christ was the Son of Man he was not talking about His own days. He was talking of the future coming of the Son of Man. Just like in the days of Noah when there was a man called Noah we understand that there are certain days known as the days of the Son of Man. During those days the Son of Man would be on the earth.
Jesus told his disciples, "The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and ye shall not see it" (Luke 17: 22-24). If Jesus had meant His days to be the days of the Son of Man, He would not have said this. Therefore we can understand that these days come before the First Resurrection when the dead in Christ rise again as otherwise the disciples would see the days of the Son of Man.
3. The Master Comes To Minister
"Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not" (Luke 12: 37-40).
In these verses we find that the Son of Man would gird himself, make them sit down to meat and come forth and serve them. This is not done in the mid-air, but on the earth. In the First Coming, Jesus came to minister (Matthew 20: 28, Mark 10: 45). In the Second Coming too the Master comes to minister.
4. The Lord Shall Descend From Heaven
In I Thessalonians 4: 14-18, we find the Lord Himself descends from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. It does not say that He stands in the mid-air. When the dead saints rise, we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air after the transformation when the last trump sounds (I Corinthians 15: 51-54). But the Shout, Voice of the Archangel and The Trump of God take place on the earth.
5. Christ, the Mighty Angel on Earth
In Revelation 10: 1-4 we find Christ the Mighty Angel coming down from heaven. He does not stand in the mid-air. He had his right foot upon the sea and his left foot on the earth (Not in the mid-air). Sea is the thickly populated East whereas Earth is the civilized West. This Angel is on the earth where the thunders uttered their voices and has the ministry covering both East and West.
Thus we see that in the Second Coming, Christ comes down to the earth and does not stand in the mid-air. There is no type or example for it in the Scriptures. The Jews of the days of Jesus could believe in a Supernatural God who is unseen. But to think that He could come down and reveal Himself in human flesh, it was too much for them.
We have ample proof from the Bible that the Second Coming of Christ is Christ Himself in flesh. But people do not want to believe like the Jews in the days of Jesus and are resistant to the move of God like the Pharisees and Sadducees. But most of the prophecies concerning the Second coming have been fulfilled. People must be stone blind not to see it.
|What the Thunders Contain?|
Regarding the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10: 3-4, many people say so many things as they like. We all know that they contain the great Mystery of God that should be finished in the days of the voice of the Seventh Angel. The Mystery of God is fulfilled according as God hath declared to His servants the prophets. It is not going to be any different from what God had spoken through His servants the prophets.
We find that the Mighty Angel had the Open Book in his hands. It was the Book of Redemption. It had the Plan of Redemption written in it. Redemption of the body concerns the Transformation of our body when our mortal bodies shall put on immortality by overcoming the last enemy called Death (I Corinthians 15: 26, 51-57). So this Book of Redemption has the Secret of Transformation of our bodies.
It is the same Mystery of God uttered by the Seven Thunders which John the Apostle was forbidden to write (Rev.10: 1-7). It is the same secret connected with the Half-Hour Silence when the Seventh Seal was broken (Rev.8: 1). It is the same secret that even the Son could not know in the flesh body (Mat.24: 36, Mark13: 32-33).
It is the same secret of The End of The Wonders Daniel had desired to understand but could not know in his time (Dan.12: 6-13). It is the secret of Creation of Life of which Satan and his angels and the scientists of the world know nothing (Gen.3: 22-24). It is the same secret of The Glory that follows the sufferings of Christ which the heavenly angels desire to look into and learn through the Redeemed Church (I Peter 1:10-12, Eph.3: 8-10).
It is the same Mystery of Transformation of the Body in a twinkling of an eye at the last Trumpet, which Apostle Paul was talking about (I Cor.15: 51-53). It is the same Secret of Transformation, which enables Christ to bring the dead in Christ back to the earth First and Then transform the Living Saints (I Thess.4: 14-18).
It is the same Better Thing, which God had provided for us in this generation so that without us our forefathers should not be made perfect in faith (Heb.11: 40). It is the same secret of the Tent-Vision Prophet Branham did not reveal and could not interpret, since it was in an unknown language.
God said He would never leave David without a seed. Christ is the Son of David. He becomes our Kinsman Redeemer. Immediately after His intercession was done for the church, He reveals Himself as the Kinsman Redeemer so that we can reign with Him. The revelation of how He did it constitutes the unwritten mystery of the Seventh Seal and Seven Thunders.
|What The Revelation Of Thunders Can Do?|
We understand that in the last days these seven voices of the Thunders would be known only by the real true Church. They are to be revealed in these last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith. It will produce the faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth. With what we have got just now, we would not be able to do it.
It will take those Seven Unknown Thunders to wake up the Bride again. They show the Bride how to prepare for the great translation faith. They will utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to.
The Seven Thunder mystery would bring a great change in the Bride of Christ. The Bride will have so much power with God that even missing limbs will be restored by the glorious power of the Creator when that hour comes. No enemy will be able to stand against them. This Secret if understood gives faith to the believer to be transformed in a twinkling of an eye. The Last Enemy called Death will be overcome.
|The Revelation That Changed King David|
King David was a man after God's own heart and a mighty man of valor. In Psalm 3, we see that David was much troubled in heart due to the enmity he was surrounded with. Many rose up against him and leaned towards Absalom. They wanted to see him off the scene. But David trusted on God and waited on Him to lift him up.
He cried unto the Lord with his voice and the Lord heard him out of His holy hill. David laid himself down and slept. The next morning when he awoke, he was a changed man. He said, "The Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about". And he also said, "Salvation belongeth unto the Lord". What had brought this change in him?
That night David had seen a vision or a dream. He saw the Lord rising up and smiting his enemies upon the cheek bone. He saw Him breaking the teeth of the ungodly (probably like a boxer). This revelation made him understand the way of Lordís salvation. The Revelation of God's Salvation from the enemies had changed him and made him bold. Similarly when the Bride of Christ gets the Secret of the Seven Thunders she will be invincible.
|Elijah - A Different Man after Revelation|
Elijah was a great man of God. He could turn the people back to the Word of God. He prayed to the Lord God and caused fire to come down from heaven before the people. In spite of it he was afraid of Jezebel and was running for life. He was dejected and wanted to die.
But God revealed the plan of salvation and judgment for his days on the mountain (I Kings 19: 11-18). God also showed him a great secret and revealed to him that he was to be taken up. All the sons of the prophets of the different denominations at Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho and Jordan knew he would be taken up. Even Elisha knew it (II Kings 2: 1-15).
But the Secret God gave Elijah is not written in the Bible at all. No one else knew, not even Elisha. Once he understood the secret he was not the same old Elijah at all. He became very bold. Earlier he had to pray to the Lord to send fire down from heaven (I Kings 18: 36-38). After he understood the secret, he simply could call fire from heaven at will (II Kings 1: 9-12). He could open up the river Jordan to cross it (II Kings 2: 8).
Similarly, most of the Denominational Christians and especially the Pentecostals know that there would be a catching away of the Bride. But they will not know or get the secret of transformation. Only the Bride of Christ will know and understand that secret of the Thunders and overcome. They that know their God shall be strong and do exploits of faith in the last days.
|The Bride of Christ Manifested|
The whole creation has been groaning and travailing in pain together until now. The manifestation of the sons of God (Bride of Christ) will deliver the creature from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. That will happen when the Bride of Christ will have the Glory of God revealed in them and have their bodies redeemed.
We have been used to praying to God for healings and for miracles. But when the Bride of Christ understands the secret of the Seven Thunders, she is going to have a short ministry that will shake the world. We can even call it the Spoken Word Ministry. They that know their God shall be strong and do exploits of faith in the last days.
John was asked to take the open book from the hand of Christ, the Mighty Angel. When John took it, the Angel told him to eat it up. When John ate up the book he was ready for a new ministry. What John did was symbolic of the Bride doing them. John eating the book is symbolic of the Bride eating and assimilating it (Revelation 4: 1, 10: 8-10). Then a mighty ministry awaits the Bride (Rev 10: 11, Ezek 3: 1-4).
We had a portion of the Book revealed through the Seventh Angelís ministry after the breaking of the Seven Seals. Prophet William Branham revealed a part of the Seventh Seal. There was also something he could not understand because it was in an unknown language. He was also checked not to say anything more about it though he was privileged by God to look and see.
If the Seventh Angel had revealed the whole Book as some people claim, what was the need for John (Bride) to take the whole book directly from the hand of Christ the Mighty Angel and eat it up? What the Seventh Angel could not reveal and left out is given directly by Christ the Son of David. The Seven Thunder Mystery which John was forbidden to write is finished and revealed by Christ Himself (Rev 10: 1-7).
The time has now come for the Bride of Christ to wake up. It is time for the Bride to take the whole Book from the hand of Christ the Mighty Angel and eat it entirely. The Bride of Christ gets the Truth in its wholeness directly from Christ, the Bridegroom. We need to eat the entire Book in order to receive the whole mystery of the Seven Thunders. Then it prepares the Bride for a mighty ministry (Rev 10: 11, Ezek 3: 1-4).
It will be a short, quick and mighty move of God for the Bride (according to Prophet Branham) and it will be a prelude to our Transformation. It will be connected with the Glorification of the Son of Man and the revelation of the New Name in Power (John 14: 12-14, John 16: 7, 16, 20, 22-24, 26-28). It will also be connected with the Tent-Vision of Bro. Branham about a meeting in which the Pillar of Fire descended and a New Kind of Ministry started.
|Written and Unwritten Messages|
We find in the Bible that there are mysteries which are written and also the mysteries that are not written. Mysteries such as the Seven Churches, Seventy Weeks, Seven Seals are all written in the Word to be revealed in the last days. But there are unwritten mysteries such as the Half Hour Of Silence, Seven Thunders, The Coming of Christ, New Name (Revelation 19: 11-12) which even John the Revelator could not decipher.
The difference between the written and unwritten messages is very clear. The written mysteries have something to interpret from. But there is a danger of them being misrepresented, distorted and misinterpreted by unauthorized ones according to their whims and fancies. Even Satan could get hold of it and misrepresent it to the people.
But the unwritten mysteries can never be touched by Satan or his agents. There is nothing to base the interpretation on. Only those anointed of the Lord with divine inspiration could have access to them and interpret them. There is no possibility of misrepresentation or misinterpretation since Satan cannot know the unwritten mysteries.
|Examples of Written Mysteries|
For the written mysteries and prophecies, we have examples of the dreams of Pharaoh (Genesis 41: 1-44), the dream of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4: 4-28) where the dreams were told by the kings for interpretation. There is also an example of Daniel reading the prophecy of Jeremiah and understanding the period of desolation of Jerusalem (Daniel 9: 2).
1. When the Pharaoh of Egypt had two similar dreams, his spirit was troubled. The wise men and magicians of Egypt could not interpret the dreams. But when Joseph was called to interpret the dreams, he interpreted the dreams and glorified God. Everything came to pass just the way he had interpreted (Genesis 41: 1-44).
2. Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in his house when he saw a dream that troubled him and made him afraid. He called the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, soothsayers and all the wise men of Babylon to interpret the dream. But they could not. But Daniel could interpret the dream and it came upon Nebuchadnezzar the way he had interpreted (Daniel 4: 4-37).
3. Daniel understood from the Books that the desolation of Jerusalem would last for 70 years as prophesied by Jeremiah the prophet (Jeremiah 25: 11-12). Daniel and his people had been in captivity for sixty-eight years already (606 to 538 B.C.) and two more years were left. Realizing that the time was at hand he was in prayer.
Gabriel came to him and assured him of the restoration to take place and also told him about the 70 weeks determined upon his people. True to the prophecy, Cyrus in his first year (536 B.C.) issued a decree for the restoration of the House of the Lord God of Israel (II Chronicles 36: 22-23, Ezra 1: 1-3). Here we see that the written prophecy was understood and recognized by Daniel and it came to pass.
|Examples of Unwritten Mysteries|
For the unwritten mysteries we have examples such as the dream Nebuchadnezzar had of the End Time and also the Handwriting on the wall. Daniel could know and understand the interpretation of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar and also the Supernatural Handwriting on the wall. Through these incidents God vindicated His man Daniel.
1. Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about the future kingdoms which troubled his spirit (Daniel 2: 1-49). He called the magicians, astrologers, sorcerers, soothsayers and the wise men to show the dream and also its interpretation. He did not divulge his dream in spite of their persistent demand. He knew there was a possibility of them lying and using corrupt words to misinterpret the dream.
None could show him the dream and the interpretation thereof. But there was a man of God called Daniel to whom God had shown the unknown dream itself and also its interpretation. Then Daniel showed Nebuchadnezzar the dream and the interpretation thereof. Similarly the unknown thunders can be shown only by the Mighty Angel Christ who is the Son of David.
2. Belshazzar the king made a feast in which the king, his princes, his wives and concubines took part. They drank in the vessels of the Temple of Jerusalem and praised their pagan gods. In the same hour a Supernatural Hand came forth and wrote Supernatural Messages in a Supernatural Language.
None of the wise men of Babylon could make out the writing since it was in an unknown language. But there was a man called Daniel who had the Supernatural Wisdom. He could understand and make known the Supernatural Interpretation thereof (Daniel 5: 1-31). Similarly the mystery of the Unknown Thunders would be finished by the Supernatural Work of Christ Himself. Redemption is 100% the Work of Christ.
"The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land. If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold" (Leviticus 25: 23-25).
To redeem a property or something that had been lost, the law of redemption in Israel required a kinsman. When Naomi came back from the country of Moab, her property had to be redeemed by a kinsman. Boaz went to the gate and claimed himself to be a kinsman redeemer. In the process he had to take Ruth to be his wife (Ruth 4).
The Seven Sealed Book is the title deed of our redemption. When Adam forfeited his inheritance, it went back to its original owner, God. Adam could not meet the requirements of redemption of what he had lost through sin. Satan has occupied man's inheritance and possesses it. If the Book of Redemption is not opened, the whole creation would be lost. The law of God required a Kinsman Redeemer.
A strong angel proclaimed and called for a Kinsman Redeemer that was worthy to open the book and reveal the secrets of Redemption. The Kinsman Redeemer had to be a kinsman born of the human race. God had to become kinfolks to us and become one of us. John wept because if no one was worthy and could open this Book of Redemption, the whole creation would be lost.
John was a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. On the Pentecostal day he was one among those who received the Holy Spirit in the Name of Jesus. He could work miracles in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. If that was the be-all and end-all of Christianity, then he need not have wept. Something more had to come for the redemption of the Bride of Christ.
But a Kinsman Redeemer was required to open the book and reveal the Mystery of Redemption and claim his own. This Book, the title deed of Redemption was to be offered to the Kinsman Redeemer that could meet the qualifications. The Angel's call was for a Kinsman Redeemer to appear.
The Lamb of God came out boldly, leaving the throne as an Intercessor and claimed, "I am their Kinsman. I am their Redeemer. I have made intercession for them, and now I have come to claim their rights for them. In the Book of Redemption they have a right to everything that was lost in the fall, and I have paid the price."
The Kinsman Redeemer was called the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He was a Lamb about to become a Lion, the King and the Judge. With the Sealed Book, He was a Lamb. When the Book was taken by Him and opened, His mediatory work was finished and He became the Lion. Immediately after His intercession done for the church, He reveals Himself as the Kinsman Redeemer. In the process, He takes the Gentile Bride.
Our Kinsman Redeemer then is King over all because He has got the Title Deed of Redemption. It all lies within His hand. When He had taken the Book of Redemption, the four beasts and the twenty-four elders sang, "Thou hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on earth" (Revelation 5: 9-10).
Christ the Son of David is our Kinsman Redeemer. He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. As the Son of David He's Heir to the throne; as Son of Abraham He's Heir to the royal grant; as Son of man He's Heir to the earth; as Son of God He's Heir to all things in heaven and earth. That is our Kinsman Redeemer.
Even though Christ as a Lamb of God came into the human race by Virgin Birth, His role as the Kinsman Redeemer is fulfilled perfectly only when He reveals Himself as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. If Jesus had fulfilled the part of a Kinsman Redeemer already, what then was the need for the Angel's call for a Kinsman Redeemer again?
By revealing Himself as the Son of David He becomes the Kinsman Redeemer in a perfectly true sense. He now has a true human relationship as a member of David's family and as the Seed of David (Psalm 89: 3-4). How He redeems His own is the Unwritten Mystery of the Thunders.
|Has the Coming of Christ taken place?|
Bro. Branham had mentioned that a Great Person would be rising on the scene for whom his ministry had laid a foundation. He had also claimed that he had introduced Him. He had also mentioned that The Word comes to the prophet in this dispensation of grace in the water just as Jesus the Word came to John the Baptist in the water. He is also to rise from the East. In that case, Bro. Branham had baptized Him and introduced Him to this generation.
Then the following questions rise. Has the Coming of Christ taken place? Who was it that William Branham had baptized and introduced? Was there a New Message announcing the Coming of Christ or God coming down or Word becoming flesh? Can it be proved scripturally with Types and Shadows? Do the people know about His ministry? Or are the people going to miss it as Bro. Branham had predicted that it would pass through them unawares? And so on.
In any case, it is not going to be someone rising up in the future because Bro. Branham had already baptized and introduced him. A true child of God would endeavor to search for the truth in this matter and will not rest until he has found the truth of the matter. Those who are looking for someone to rise in the future would be sorely disappointed.
The First ever Moon-Landing Day was a turning point for those who believe in the End Time manifestation of God. There was an announcement made that God had come down on the Moon-Landing day and a new message given for the Bride of Christ. It took the world by surprise.
|Man From the East|
God raised up a man in the East called Paulaseer Lawrie of India. He prepared him for several years in the ministry of God's Power and practical Faith Life (Matthew 24: 27, Isaiah 41: 2, 46: 9-11). When the time came for him to fulfill God's righteousness the Spirit of God led him to meet William Branham to be baptized of him in 1960 just as Jesus went forth to be baptized of John the Baptist. (Matthew 3: 13-15, Mark 1: 9, John 1: 29-34).
Bro. Branham had told Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie to leave America and get back to India immediately and foretold that the Lord would use him mightily and that millions would come to the Lord Jesus Christ through him. He had also told him that God would bring him back to America later for a greater purpose. Thereafter the ministry became a massive one with hundreds of thousands attending each gathering.
Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie had a Great and Mighty Miracle Ministry in India after he had met Bro. Branham. He conducted the biggest revival ever in the history of India that went on for a few years. There were mighty manifestations of God's Power in an unprecedented manner just as foretold by Bro. Branham. Hundreds of thousands of people of all faiths and religions thronged each gathering in those Mass Salvation and Healing Campaigns. Even open grounds could not hold the crowd gathered.
Numerous miracles took place, the sick were healed and the dead were raised too. A man who had lost his thumb had it restored after prayer. A child who had one of the legs short by two inches was wearing braces with two inches extra high shoes. When Bro. Lawrie prayed for the child the other leg seemed to become shorter by two inches. But when the braces were removed, both legs were normal. The short leg had attained full length in a moment.
Sometimes when Bro. Lawrie used to get into the car to go to the meeting place some miles away, some of the devil possessed ones at the meeting venue would shout and cry and say, "Oh! Lawrie is getting into the car. He is coming here to drive us out". The crowds used to swell without any advertisement.
One time a lame man with crutches wanted to touch Bro. Lawrie. He went after him after a meeting but could not reach him since Bro. Lawrie had got into the car. As the car was passing, this lame man touched the car and immediately he was delivered and threw away the crutches. There were no instruments such as video cameras or tape recorders used like in the West to record these events.
Millions received the Lord Jesus Christ in their lives. Signs, Wonders, Healings and Miracles became the order of the day. During the day time too, even the ones who casually passed through those open grounds were healed or delivered from devil possession with no man around without any special prayer since the presence of God was felt so much at the venue.
Sometimes, during my rounds, I have seen with my own eyes the devil possessed ones falling down screaming and getting delivered when walking through those empty grounds. I have heard people coming and testifying in the evenings at the meeting how they were delivered from sickness and devil possession when passing through the empty ground casually. (Reminds me of the Tent Vision of William Branham where people going into an empty room come out healed by God's power and presence).
There were no gadgets like video cameras or tape recorders used for recording the messages or the meetings like they had in the West. Bro. Lawrie never sought any advertisement as He was keen on just glorifying the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Movie cameras could not be thought of since they were available with only the movie makers at a great expense. There was no one to think of these things. But the Power of God was greatly manifested.
At a certain stage of the ministry, Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie started preaching and teaching the Whole Truth of the Word and many thousands and thousands came to the Word of God leaving their denominational religion. The crowds diminished in size but the number of those who left their denominations to follow the Lord independently increased day by day.
He directed all of them to the message and doctrines of Bro. Branham, sacrificing his own ministry in the process for the sake of the Truth of God's Word. Thousands and thousands took to the message of Bro. Branham. There were hundreds of independent prayer groups started by Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie throughout India.
When Bro. Lawrie met Bro. Branham in 1960, a unique photograph was taken of them in a close hug during his stay there. There does not seem to be any photograph of such closeness of Bro. Branham with anybody else except his wife. (The photograph will be sent by Email on request).
Bro. Branham also seems to have mentioned to Bro. Lawrie that the photograph would be useful for his future visits to United States of America. When Bro. Lawrie visited the United States in 1967, this photograph was very useful for introduction amongst the believers of the Message of Bro. Branham. Many doors were opened among the followers of the Branham Message.
During the First Ever Moon-landing, on July 21, 1969 (IST) when all the people of the world were united as one, watching this great event of the Astronaut landing on the moon, the Lord Jesus Christ gave Paulaseer Lawrie the revelation required for the Coming of Christ and came down into Him at Chicago, U.S.A.
He declared that God had descended on the First Moon-landing day just as God descended when all the people of the earth were of one mind trying to build the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9, Exodus 3: 7-10, Acts of Apostles 7: 32-34, Genesis 18: 20-21, Matthew 17: 1-3, 24: 36-39, 42, 44, Mark 13: 32). (Even President Nixon had said that there never was day like that in the history of the world when all the people of the world were united as one.)
A few days earlier a Mount of Transfiguration incident was reported. When Paulaseer Lawrie was preaching on the 23rd Psalm, flames of fire went forth from his eyes and he was transfigured. The Word becoming Flesh is the Great Event for which Paulaseer Lawrie had been prepared by God for many years.
Great Revelations concerning the Plan of Redemption, The Preparation of the Bride of Christ, The Son of David, The Seven Unwritten Thunders, New Name, Total dependence upon God and many other things hitherto unknown were revealed by Paulaseer Lawrie for the preparation of the Bride of Christ with perfect Scriptural Types. (Revelation 19: 7-9, Romans 8: 19-24, II Corinthians 5: 1-10, I Corinthians 15: 35-55, II Samuel 7: 12-19, I Chronicles 17: 11-17, Psalm 89: 3-4, 19-20, 26-37, Revelation 5:5, 10: 1-7, 19: 11-16, 22: 6-9, 16,17, 20).
William Branham had mentioned that the program of man trying to go to the moon is another Tower of Babel. According to him, man was trying to get somebody to the moon, but God is trying to get somebody to heaven. He also said, "The Church has received a heavenly sign: An Astronaut".
True enough to his words, the Astronaut landing on the moon was a sign for the Bride. We know that when man landed on the moon, he brought back some soil and some pieces of the rocks of the moon back to the earth. But at the same time God too descended on the earth to take human beings of clay back to heaven with Him in the rapture to make them immortal.
Paulaseer Lawrie had a deep conviction in the process of Discipleship by leaving everything and practicing Faith Life depending upon God fully. Jesus Christ had the message to call people to leave everything and follow Him. But John the Baptist did not have the message to call people to leave everything. As a forerunner, William Branham too did not have the message to call people to leave everything.
Paulaseer Lawrie had the message to call people to leave everything and follow God fully. God had trained him in Faith Life the hard way and he could narrate hundreds of incidents involving his faith life. This strengthened and increased the faith of thousands of believers. They came forward with divine calling and unction of the Holy Spirit to depend upon God totally leaving their all and serve God fully. When people tend to see and believe looking for signs, wonders and miracles, Paulaseer Lawrie was stressing the need for believing and seeing the Glory of God.
Paulaseer Lawrie always stressed the need and importance of leaving everything and following God fully. According to him, The Life That Pleases God is the life that Glorifies God through voluntary dependence upon Him totally (Song of Solomon 8: 5). He would rather starve than to ask any man for his needs. He never appealed for money in his meetings. The needs were always met by God miraculously. He was a hard trainer and by being with him many had faith life instilled in them for the ministry (Acts 4: 13). He taught the people to rise from the seeing and believing level to the believing and seeing level.
|The Son of David|
According to Paulaseer Lawrie, Jesus was not of the seed of David since He was born to a Virgin conceived of the Holy Ghost and not through any man. The Word of God came down and became flesh in Jesus. After His death and resurrection, He became the Word again and was caught up to the Throne of God. He appeared in the Light to Apostle Paul and in Theophany to Apostle John. We do not know Him in flesh any more for He became the Word again.
At the Second Coming in the Last Days, The Word - Jesus incarnates again as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah in a Man chosen of God in the Lineage of David with a New Name to finish the Mystery of God. This Son of David is cleansed by the Blood of Jesus Christ and is clothed with the vesture dipped in blood which makes him Holy, Pure and Sinless for the Word of God (Jesus) to come down and incarnate in him (Revelation 5: 5, 10: 1-7, 19: 11-16).
This is in accordance with the promise of God to King David that his seed would establish his throne for ever in the last days and that his seed would be made the Son of God (Word of God or First Born) and that his kingdom would be God's Kingdom itself lasting for ever (II Samuel 7: 12-19, I Chronicles 17: 11-17, Psalm 89: 3-4, 19-20, 26, 27, 28-37, Revelation 21: 3-4).
People may wonder who this Son of David is into whom the Word of God descends and unites with. It was Prophet William Branham that taught that the Messenger and Message are one. The Message always comes to the Messenger first. One cannot be a messenger and have the message coming to someone else first.
When the priests and Levites were sent to ask John the Baptist about his ministry, it was he who gave the revelation of who he was. He had the revelation first that he was the Voice crying in the wilderness (John 1: 19-23). When Jesus went into the synagogue in Nazareth, it was he who revealed to the people first of who he was. He read from Prophet Isaiah and said, "This day is this scripture fulfilled".
Similarly the revelation regarding the Son of David came first to Paulaseer Lawrie whereas the whole Christendom has been thinking otherwise. One who has the Key of David will bring in the millennium. Applying the principle taught by William Branham we may as well conclude and know who the Son of David is since the messenger and message are one.
As he was fulfilling the prophecies concerning the Second Coming of Christ, the whole Christendom stood against him. They branded him as Anti-Christ whereas the Church is indeed the Anti-Christ because they have rejected the true Christ. This is similar to the Jews calling Jesus Christ as Beelzebub (Matthew 10: 25).
Thousands from all over India and abroad came to Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie to know what it is all about. Many people hitherto unknown to him and his ministry had visions and dreams about Paulaseer Lawrie and his ministry. They all came to him for his messages. Instructed by Him, they started following God, fully dependent upon Him to please God. He was always condemning the organized religion on one side and teaching the believers, the messages meant for the Bride of Christ.
Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie was involved in an unusually strange ministry to the Non-Christians in the final stages of his earthly ministry. Bro. William Branham had preached that there would be a ministry to the totally lost in the last days just as Jesus was preaching to the souls in prison (I Peter 3: 18-20). This ministry was thrust upon Bro. Lawrie since the people of other religions were driven by an unseen force to come to him. Now his earthly ministry is over. There are followers of his ministry widespread throughout the world.
|Statement of Brother Pearry Green|
I was reading a book titled "The Acts of the Prophet". The author was Bro. Pearry Green who was a close associate of Bro. Branham. In the book I found an important matter that attracted my attention. When Bro. Branham met with the accident, he was hospitalized and was given tracheotomy to enable him to breathe and the tube protruded from his throat. No sound could come through his mouth.
This Brother Pearry Green had chartered a flight to get there. During his flight, he had observed a sign on the moon. When he later saw Bro. Branham on the bed, he told him about the sign he had seen on the moon. The news had a violent effect, for Bro. Branham tried to sit up in bed and shouted something to him, but due to the tracheotomy tube, the sound did not come out. (The Acts of the Prophet, Pages from 165-167, Chapter - The Accident).
It is surprising why the word 'moon' produced such a reaction in Bro. Branham in the last moments of his life. Here again the Lord had prevented him from uttering something connected with the moon that was very important and secret meant for the Bride to be revealed by Christ Himself personally.
The forerunner cannot reveal what Christ Himself has to reveal. If the forerunner had done it, he would have become Christ since the message and messenger are one. Even in the final moments of Bro. Branham's life, God had prevented him from uttering anything that was meant to be revealed to the Bride by Christ Himself.
|The Holy One|
Some people wonder how a person born to a man in the human line can become the Holy one. The Lord Jesus Christ was born to a virgin of the Holy Ghost and he had no sin. Therefore we reconcile to the idea that He is the Holy One. But when it comes to the Son of David we do not seem to like the idea. But God wants to dwell with men with a family relationship to be called the Son of David (Revelation 21: 3).
We know and understand the power of the blood of Jesus for the cleansing of our sins. Does it not make us holy and pure? The Catholics consider a man to be a saint only after death. But we find Apostle Paul writing to the living saints of Ephesus (Ephesians 1: 1). One of the purposes of the Seventy Weeks of Daniel was to anoint "The Most Holy" (Daniel 9: 24, Psalm 45: 7).
When Bro. Branham was preaching on the Seven Seals he spoke of the ink and the bleach. A drop of ink dropped into a tub of bleach disappears without a trace. Similarly when our sins are washed by the blood of Jesus, our sins are gone without a trace and are remembered no more. He lays emphasis on this in the very first message titled 'God in Simplicity' and shows that it plays a major role in the revelation of the Redeemer as Kinsman.
It is not a great thing for a person who is born to a virgin without sin to be made the Holy One. Redemption included cleansing of the sinner and making Him clean and pure by the power of the Blood of Jesus that he becomes totally sinless. Then when God chooses some one in the family of David and unites with Him to make him the Holy one by cleansing him pure by the blood of Jesus Christ, that is the greatest achievement. That is the prime purpose in the plan of redemption.
|A Perfect Type for Thunders|
Christ is the Redeemer and it is the mystery of the Redemptive Work of Christ that shall be fulfilled or finished in the Thunders. According to William Branham, God has showed or revealed it in every type that's in the Bible. A perfect type for the Second Coming of Christ would be the First Coming itself.
|Secret of Salvation in First Coming|
In the First Coming, Jesus came as the Saviour of the human race. What did He do to save us from our sins? What was His Work as Saviour? It was not only what he preached that made him the Saviour. It was by virtue of what He did for us on the cross that that He became the Saviour. What did He do as Saviour? He sacrificed His Life for us and shed His blood on the Cross. This Act or Work of Christ gives us Salvation from our sins.
But it was a great mystery for those days. The disciples did not know or understand it when Jesus was with them. It was a hidden secret. Even Jesus felt extremely sorrowful and very heavy physically when the time of fulfilling this role arrived (Matthew 26: 36-42). No one understood it until Jesus rose from the dead and revealed to them.
Even Satan did not know it. Had he known that the Sacrificial Blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God would bring Salvation to people from Sin, Sickness, Curses and etc. and buy them back, he would not have instigated the Jewish people to crucify Him. He would have left Him alone.
So, that was like the Thunder Secret those days. After resurrection Jesus Christ Himself revealed this Simple Secret to His depressed disciples which gave them faith for Salvation. After Jesus was glorified, they went on to receive the Power of God on the Pentecostal day in His Name. What Jesus had preached to them already gave them a foundation for them to understand the Plan of Salvation.
|Second Coming and The Secret of Redemption|
Similarly today, this is the time for Redemption of the Body. For this, the Mighty Angel, Christ, who is the Lion of the tribe of Judah comes down and fulfils the Mystery of Redemption (Rev.10: 1-7). It is not just what he has preached makes him the Redeemer. It is mainly what he has done in the Second Coming that makes him the Redeemer.
Just as Salvation is the Work of Christ as Saviour, Redemption is the Work of Christ as Redeemer. The Mystery of God is what Christ the Bridegroom has done in the Second Coming for our redemption just as the secret of Salvation is what Jesus Christ did in the First Coming.
But no one knows what he has done for us in this Second Coming. No one can understand it now. It is a hidden secret. Satan does not know this according to Prophet Branham. If he knows it he could do a great damage. It will be known only at the time of resurrection when the dead in Christ rise first. But Christ's Act or Work for our redemption is over.
After the earthly ministry, Christ, the Son of David, goes to bring the sleeping saints at Paradise and brings them back to the earth which is called resurrection (I Thess.4: 14). Brother Branham's Vision about Paradise would prove this. Then Christ reveals what he had done on earth for Redemption which would bring Rapturing faith to both the Sleeping saints and the Living saints.
|Revealed After Resurrection|
The Bride will know and understand this secret of the Seven Thunders at the time of resurrection. Christ the Son of David has already done something for our Redemption in the Second Coming. It is what Christ has done for our Redemption that gives us the Rapturing Faith. No one knows it. Even the Angels do not know. Satan cannot know this. But it will be revealed to the Bride at the time of resurrection by Christ Himself.
If the living saints get to know the secret before resurrection, then the dead saints would be left out. But The living saints shall not prevent them which are asleep. Therefore the living saints have to wait until the dead come to life to know the Thunder Mystery that will transform their bodies (I Thess.4: 15). Satan does not know this secret and there is no way for him to know it. He just knows nothing about it according to Prophet Branham.
Therefore, the Mystery of God is what Christ the Bridegroom has done in the Second Coming for our redemption just as the secret of Salvation is what Jesus Christ did in the First Coming. Our redemption depends on our understanding what Christ the Son of David has done in our generation for our redemption. We have to wait for the resurrection of the dead in Christ in order to know and understand this secret.
|Power in The New Name|
In every age, God reveals Himself in a name relevant to the time and His work for that age. We do not know what name they had used to worship God with in the days of Noah. After the days of Noah, God revealed Himself to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the name "God Almighty". When Moses came on the scene, God revealed Himself in the name "Jehovah" (Exodus 6: 2-3).
When Jesus came as the Messiah, He came in the name of the Father - Jehovah. Then He revealed that the same Jehovah was in Him in flesh. The New name then was "Jesus" by revelation. After the death and resurrection Jesus ascended to the Throne of the Father and God's name became "Jesus". On the Pentecostal day, the disciples received power in the Name of Jesus.
The name Jesus means 'Saviour'. When He conquered death and hell, overcome them, and ascended on high, He received a new Name. People are racking their brains to find out the New Name whereas God shows it in a very simple manner. According to William Branham, it is to be revealed in the thunders. Therefore the New Name is one of the mysteries of the Thunders.
In the Book of Revelation 19: 11-16 John sees a Great Person on a white horse. This Glorious Person mentioned herein is called the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Verse 16). He is the anointed Son of David and is of the seed of David. He was purified completely by the Blood of Jesus Christ, and was wearing a vesture (clothing) dipped in Blood so that the fullness of the Word of God could come down into him and incarnate for the Second Coming.
Even according to Prophet Branham, "When our Lord appears here on earth, He'll be riding on a snow white horse, and He'll be completely, fully, the Emmanuel - The Word of God Incarnate In a man". Many people think this person is Jesus. Even though it is the same Jesus, His Appearance and Name are different. Otherwise John would have recognized Him as Jesus and would have given His name.
John the Apostle was seeing the vision of this Great Person and he could not know His Name. Had it been Jehovah (Yahweh), John would have known it since he was a Jew. Had it been Jesus too (Yahshuah), he would have surely known it since he was a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Or was it written in an unknown language? I do not know.) But this name was New and entirely different.
Throughout the ages, the Name of God has been revealed by God Himself first and not the prophets (Exodus 6: 2-3). Jesus Himself had declared to the disciples the New Name for His age. It was His Own Name that He had revealed (John 17: 26). This New Name was to be used after He went to the Father (John 14: 12-14, John 16: 7, 16, 20, 22-24, 26-28). John the Baptist did not reveal the New Name - Jesus - in his days.
In the Second Coming, Christ the Son of David is revealed in a New Name. But no one seems to know the Name of this Great Person except He Himself (Verse 12). Only He can reveal the New Name. It is His Own Name that is to be used after the Man-child is caught up to the Throne (Revelation 12: 4-5). The Forerunner could not reveal the New Name.
|Power in The New Name|
In the Old Testament the prophets had worked miracles in the Name of Jehovah. They could even raise the dead in the name of Jehovah. When John the Baptist and Jesus Christ came on the scene, Repentance and Baptism were preached by them in the name of the Father - Jehovah. Jesus Himself claimed He came in the Name of the Father.
Jesus worked miracles, healed the sick and raised the dead too. But He also did something which no other prophet had ever done before since the world began. He opened the eyes of one that was born blind which had never been done earlier. It was considered to be a greater miracle (John 9: 32). After His ascension, when His name became the name for worship, the disciples of Jesus worked greater miracles in the name of Jesus than the ones in the Old Testament.
If the same kind of ministry is to be repeated with the same works and miracles, one does not need a New Name. But when greater works are required to be done, it needs a greater name. It should be the name of the Person who has achieved a greater thing in his ministry than the previous age. That is why a New Name is required today.
In these last days, the Bride of Christ will manifest greater power than ever before in a different name. The name of the Person who is revealed as Christ, the Son of David will be the New Name for Power. The Bride of Christ will use this name and shake the whole world in a short ministry. It will be a ministry in which people will receive even the missing limbs by the glorious power of the Creator. It will also be connected with the Tent Vision of Bro. Branham.
|Next Thing - The Resurrection|
Many preachers had claimed that they had the follow up ministry after Bro. Branham but not one of them had any new message announcing the Coming of Christ. They did not have any message for the Bride of Christ to have a consecrated life of leaving everything and depending upon God alone. These days, most of the prophecies concerning the Coming of Christ have been fulfilled and we have come to the final stages of the ministries connected with the Coming of Christ.
The next thing would be the resurrection of the dead in Christ. Only the resurrection would prove who the Anointed Christ is. This ministry will end up with the resurrection of the dead saints and the Rapture of the Bride of Christ. It is Christ who brings the dead saints back to the earth for resurrection. But then it will be too late (I Thessalonians 4: 14, 15-17, I Corinthians 15: 51-53).
The reason why I place these things before you is that the time is very much at hand. The resurrection of the dead saints is about to take place at any moment. That will be the day when the dead in Christ shall hear the voice of the Son of God and live (John 5: 25). That will be the day of which Job said "I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earthÖ.. whom I shall see for myself" (Job 19:25-27).
That will be the day when Daniel shall rise up and stand in his lot at the end of the days (Daniel 12: 13). That will be the day when many shall come from the east and west and sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Mat 8: 11, Luke 13: 28, 29). That is the resurrection, which Apostle Paul had desired to attain by any means and had suffered the loss of all things (Phil 3: 10-12). That day is very nigh if the signs of the times are any indication.
But as things stand today, there is going to be a Resurrection of the dead Saints and Rapture (Catching Away) of the Bride of Christ to finish this ministry. One can rest assured that the person whose ministry brings the dead saints back is the Anointed Christ The Son of David for the Second Coming (John 5: 24-27, John 11: 25-26, I Corinthians 15: 20-28). There will be a Glorification of the Son of Man (John 7: 39, 12: 16,23,28, 13: 31, 32, 17: 5, Revelation 12: 1-5), and the Catching Away of the Bride (I Thessalonians 4: 14-18).
When Jesus had finished his earthly ministry and died on the cross, he went down to the Hades (Hell) and brought the saints to the earth and opened the Paradise for them (Matthew 27: 50-54, Luke 16: 23). The thief on the cross was the first person to go directly to paradise without going to Hades or Hell (Luke 23:39-43). Thereafter, all those who died in Christ during all these 2000 years after Christ went directly to Paradise, where they are resting.
It is a Type for the Rapture in which the living saints are glorified directly without death. In the Second coming, after the earthly ministry, this Great Person who is revealed as Christ the Son of David goes to Paradise and brings the dead saints back to the earth with Him. This is what we call as resurrection.
Christ was the firstfruits of them that slept in the First Coming and was waved like a sheaf of the firstfruits waved in the Wave Offering (Leviticus 23: 10-11). In the Bride Coming of Christ in these last days, a sheaf of the firstfruits will have to be waved again according to Prophet William Branham. That will be Christ the Son of David.
When the time for fulfilling the role of the sacrifice arrived, Jesus was troubled (John 12: 27-33). He prayed, "Father, glorify thy name". Then a voice from heaven said, "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again". To the people who stood by and heard this message of glorification, it sounded like Thunder.
In the First Coming, Jesus after finishing His work of Salvation on the cross, died and rose again. Thereafter He was glorified and was received up into heaven. Similarly, there is going to be another glorification in the Second Coming of Christ in our generation. The person who is revealed as Christ, the Son of David will be glorified and will be the sheaf of the firstfruits to be waved again.
|The Tent Vision|
There is so much said about the Tent Vision mentioned by Bro. Branham. It was about a meeting going on in a Tent. In the vision William Branham saw a box-like room next to the platform. There was a very long prayer line. People were going into that empty room and when they came out, they were found healed. (We have a Type in Naaman who dipped himself in Jordan seven times and found himself made whole without the presence of the prophet. II Kings 5: 1-14).
The Supernatural Light (Pillar of Fire) that we see in the picture whirled away from William Branham, went over to that room and said, "I'll meet you in there. This will be the Third Pull and you won't tell it to anybody". What He told William Branham there has remained a secret until he left the world and still remains unknown.
According to William Branham the Lord is fixing to visit His people in a great, marvelous something. It had to be a secret in His heart. A blessing is on the road and it is coming. It will not be weakening and it will be far beyond anything that has ever happened here or anytime else. It is something the Lord has given. It had made Him a believer in Grace.
William Branham had also mentioned that this Tent Vision was according to the Word and found its place in the Word. It slides right straight into the Word where it was. It is from God and it fits exactly in the promises of God from the End of the Message. He felt checked not to say anymore about it.
When Bro. Branham says the Tent Vision is Scriptural, there must be a good Type of the Tent Meeting where the Pillar of Fire descended. There are instances where the Pillar of Fire stood above the Tabernacle. There is an example of the Pillar of Cloud descending when the Temple of Jerusalem was dedicated (I Kings 8: 10-11). But I found a Type in the Bible where the Pillar of Fire descended in a meeting place.
It was the Upper Room meeting on the Day of Pentecost. There were 120 people gathered including the disciples of Jesus Christ. It was a familiar place for them. They had known the ministry and message of John the Baptist and were with Jesus in his ministry (Acts 1: 21-22). They had seen Jesus resurrected and also being taken up. They had sunk their differences and had come together praying with one accord. On them the Power of God descended.
On the Pentecostal Day at the Upper Room meeting, there was the sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind like the Whirlwind (whoosh). It was a meeting in which the Pillar of Fire descended. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost and received Power in the Name of Jesus in an unprecedented manner (Acts 2: 1-21).
A simple small gathering of 120 people suddenly swelled into a great big crowd from which 3000 souls were converted to Christ that day. It was a turning point that marked the end of power in Judaism. It was the transition from the Jewish dispensation to the Christian dispensation with the Power of God manifesting in a greater way. In the Name of Jesus greater works were done by the disciples of Jesus Christ.
Similarly William Branham speaks of a great Tent meeting where the Pillar of Fire would descend and the New Name of Christ in this age would be revealed in Great Power. Great Power of God is going to descend upon the people of God who know the message and ministry of William Branham and know and partake of the ministry of the Revealed Christ in this generation in an unprecedented manner.
They will fully understand the Mystery of God by taking the whole book directly from Christ The Mighty Angel and receive Power for a ministry before the Rapture (Revelation 10: 8-11). They shall come from east and west and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob at the time of resurrection (Matthew 8: 11). Mighty works will be wrought by them and the Glory of God will be revealed in them in a new kind of ministry.
It will be a short, quick and mighty move of God for the Bride (according to Prophet Branham) and it will be a prelude to our Transformation. It will be connected with the Glorification of the Son of Man and the revelation of the New Name in Power (John 14: 12-14, John 16: 7, 16, 20, 22-24, 26-28). It will be a different kind of ministry manifesting the glorious power of the Creator in a greater way. It would be a turning point marking the end of Christianity. It would begin the transition from the Gentile dispensation with God turning back to the Jews again.
|Give Your Serious Thought|
Dear Child of God, what I have mentioned so far about the Second Coming of Christ is based on true incidents. There may be a lot of questions concerning them. But one should find out the Truth for himself and see if they are Scriptural. This matter does not concern one's stand for denominational or political affiliations and leanings. This concerns one's own soul. Therefore one has to take a look at it without any prejudice and hatred to make the right decision. If you really seek the Truth you will find it.
All the things I have mentioned have Scriptural Types and are confined to the parameters defined by the statements of William Branham in his messages. You may scrutinize them all to see if they are so. That is what the Bereans did in the days of Apostle Paul (Acts 17: 10-12). Sometimes we do have our pet ideas, theories and inclinations. But they should stand the scrutiny of the Word Test. Then we will not be tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine that comes our way (Ephesians 4: 13-16, James 1: 6-8).
Bro. Branham had mentioned about a Great Person coming after him. He had stated that the Word came to the prophet in the water in this dispensation of Grace. He claimed to have introduced Him. He is to rise from the East. He also had mentioned several other things connected with the Coming of Christ. A true believer would not rest until he has found the Truth of the matter. Kindly refer to the collection of statements of Bro. William Branham entitled, "Prophetic Predictions Of William Branham"
Some people do not like the idea of William Branham being a forerunner to the ministry of this Great Person. They keep harping that everything is finished with the prophet whereas it is really not. Some even claim that William Branham was Christ which the prophet himself had denied outright. I do not understand how William Branham could forerun his own coming and introduce himself as Christ. A king does not lay the road himself for him to walk on.
In Malachi 4: 6, the Lord says, "Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse" after the arrival of Elijah. It is not Elijah that brings the destruction. It is the Lord Himself. After John the Baptist who was the Elijah, Jesus Christ came on the scene. After His coming was completed, Jerusalem, the headquarters of Judaism was razed to the ground and burnt with fire. Similarly William Branham came as Elijah. Then comes Christ the Son of David. After His coming is completed Mystery Babylon, the headquarters of Christianity is burnt with fire.
We do see a lot of people quoting the words of the prophet at random without understanding them. They think by quoting them verbatim they are safe. The word 'To Believe' means 'To Understand'. What is the use of quoting without understanding it? We can believe a revelation only when we understand it otherwise it results in misquoting.
When John introduced Jesus as the Lamb of God, two of his disciples followed Jesus (John 1: 35-42). All the others stayed with John the Baptist. Today we see the same thing happening like in the days of Jesus. Even the prophet asks the question, "Whose side would you take?" People refuse to see anything beyond the forerunner whereas he himself has stated so many things concerning the Great Person.
Then there are those who say, "This part of the Word is exactly right, but this man is not the person". According to them the pattern mentioned is correct. But they think it is another person. In that case they have to seek and find the right person who fits into the criterion set by the statements of the Prophet before it is too late.
If all those Hints given by William Branham do not fit in for Paulaseer Lawrie, then who else do they point to? Do they know anyone else who fits into all those parameters? If it is not Paulaseer Lawrie it should be Someone Else. But it is not someone who is going to be born and come in the future because William Branham had already baptized him and also introduced him to the world. William Branham also had mentioned that the Son of God would rise from the East.
The ball is now in their court to find an alternative and show to the world as the Truth. They have to find a person baptized and introduced by William Branham. He must come from the East. He must have a message of God being made flesh in him with a Mount of Transfiguration experience. He must have a message superior to that of Paulaseer Lawrie including the Call for leaving everything and the Son of David and etc. If they could show such a person I would be interested too.
Then there are those who do not like this ministry just like the Pharisees in the days of Jesus. They called Him Beelzebub (Matthew 10: 25). A similar thing is taking place today with people calling this ministry to be Anti-Christ. To them I would humbly suggest that they refrain from taking the attitude of the Pharisees of Jesus' days and follow Gamaliel in this matter. Gamaliel said, "If it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God" (Acts 5: 34-39).
Truth does not look attractive or glamorous. It always appears plain, rugged and sometimes even bitter. Therefore it does not attract masses that go after glamour. But it is the duty of a servant of God to declare the whole counsel of God so that he may be pure from the blood of all men (Acts 20: 27). God knows I have not held up anything I know to be the Truth. The proofs for this ministry are too numerous to be just a coincidence.
It sure is a stumbling stone to the whole world and makes many to stumble. The Bible says, "For they stumbled at that stumbling-stone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling-stone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed" (Romans 9: 32-33, Isaiah 28: 16). He is the Chief Corner Stone (Ephesians 2: 19-20). That is the Capstone of the Pyramid (Psalm 118: 22).
Now I am not looking for the Coming of Christ the Son of David since most of the prophecies concerning his Coming have been fulfilled already. I am now waiting on the Lord, looking for the Resurrection. Then we will know for sure who really is the person anointed for the Second Coming. Please rest assured that the Person whose ministry brings the dead saints back to the earth for resurrection is the True Christ.
If we are not going to stand up for the Truth of God's Word now, how are we going to stand when the pressure starts mounting upon the Bride of Christ? (Jeremiah 12: 5). By taking a strong stand for the Word, we have been persecuted by organized churches and the world. If after all these troubles we are to miss the glorification due to our negligence (Hebrews 2: 3-4), we would be the most miserable ones.
If this is what William Branham prophesied of, then it is time that we acted accordingly. May the Lord get the world out of us so that we may not be caught napping when that great event transpires. As we wait for the Great Resurrection, let us keep our eyes open for that great moment when the Power of God falls on us just as Elisha was watching without batting an eyelid.
Watching and praying means recognizing the day that we are living in and having the eyes open to the the fulfillment of the Word of God for This Day and praying. (Mark 13: 32-37, 14: 38, Matthew 26: 41, Luke 21: 36, I Corinthians 16: 13, II Timothy 4: 5, Revelation 16: 15, I Thessalonians 5: 6, I Peter 4: 7).
The Lord help us all to understand the mysteries connected with the Seven Thunders to enable us to realize the secret of redemption of our bodies by Revelation. The Time is really Short. If you have found this message to be a blessing, kindly pass it on to your friends and loved ones.
|Yours in Christ's Eternal Love|
|Bro. Deva Evu M. Lawrie|
|God Bless You !|