Behold and Wonder Marvelously
[This Message was preached on the night of 4th April, 2019 in a house fellowship at a place in Bungoma, Kenya. It is 2 hours, 16 minutes and 56 seconds long]
May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you all. Before we pray, we shall first read a Scripture in the Book of Habakkuk 1: 5:
Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
This verse speaks of God doing a work which most religious people won't believe, even if they are told about it. It therefore means that the very work will be so marvelous, so wonderful and far beyond the expectations of the people.
Referring to the same work elsewhere, the scripture says; A short and quick Work will the Lord will do upon the earth, for He will cut it short in righteousness. Yes, it will be a short and quick work! Yet so wonderful and marvelous beyond words…just breath taking.
For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. Romans 9:28
Now, the whole Mystery about the Work here lies in that statement, '…finish the Work and cut it short in righteousness'. This means that there is something that God will do, and for righteousness’s sake, He will cut it short! We may not understand what that statement means, but the above scripture in Habakkuk 1: 5, gives the hint. for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
Habakkuk 2:1, is a continuation of the same vision of Habakkuk 1: 5. Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. The vision concerns that short quick work that will cause people to wonder marvelously not believing their eyes.
This means that, the very work is surprisingly beyond the people’s expectations. Why? It will be surprisingly great that the people will not believe their eyes or ears. Their unbelief will not be because it is a lie, but that it will be far too strange, past their expected norm. Indeed, they will wonder if such a thing could happen, and really happen on earth among such a people and by such persons! Yet it will be there, staring at them in bold letters, before their unbelieving eyes! Why? It is the third pull which no one can impersonate, only the elect will operate it as God directly leads them.
This Prophecy is translated differently in the New Testament as we shall see it, but Habakkuk uses three Key words worth taking note of. These words are: Behold, Regard and Wonder marvelously.
Now, to 'wonder' is to be astonished because what is before your eyes is unbelievable or simply beyond understanding. It was least expected to turn out that way, or it is a mysterious thing that clearly before your eyes… something that you cannot explain; so, shall the third pull be, a short quick work upon the earth that will be beyond comprehension. For the light shines in darkness and darkness does not comprehend it, so all that be in darkness will be left in wonder and amazement.
Then next he says 'Marveling', that is more than wondering. The short work that the Lord will do will be beyond a wonder; so astonishing that people will be left without breath as they behold. Yes, it will not just cause one to wonder, but to wonder marvelously!
Therefore, to 'wonder marvelously' means something happens that is far beyond a wonder! So, he has to combine the two words, to paint out a glimpse or a closer picture of how things will be! For a marvel is beyond a wonder.
So, what will people behold, regard and wonder marvelously? It is the short, quick work that God will accomplish in their days, which they will not believe, even if they were told! That shows how great the work will be, for it will be a wonder and a marvel at the same time, so much so that people won’t simply believe their eyes or ears.
94 I’m only building. The hour is close at hand when you’re going to see something happen when something is going to take place. And all this background here has only been laying a foundation for a short, quick Message that will shake the whole nation.
65-0815 - And Knoweth It Not
Rev. William Marrion Branham
Now notice, the reason for their unbelief is not that it will be something contrary to the Scripture. Nay! But that it will be too much a wonder, quite a marvel, quite strange for such scripture to be accomplished or fulfilled to such a dimension on earth! It will be too much true to be believed! Yes, too good to be true! It will go beyond what they think can possibly happen among men on earth!
This is the work that God Himself will do! Where? Among the heathen! And that is one reason that will contribute to their unbelieve; God will pass over all of them who think they are anything and go for the heathen; not even the Gentiles, but the heathen! And who are these heathens? Are they the Gentiles? Nay! Gentiles were not so much as called the heathens. Gentiles were and are specifically sons of Japheth:
The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; everyone after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. Genesis 10:2-5
In the Bible, there are three Races:
[i] The Hebrew,
[ii] The Gentile and
[iii] The Heathen.
Sometimes the terms 'Gentile' and 'Heathen' are intertwined or interchanged in their original meaning. In the mix-up, one may say, 'Gentile' to mean 'Heathen' and vice versa. But specifically speaking, a Gentile is not a Heathen! A Gentile is a descendant of Japheth. In the Bible, Gentiles were sometimes called ‘nations’ - instanced by many such references as - ... 'Galilee of the nations' in Isaiah 9:1 and interchanged with ...'Galilee of the Gentiles' - the uncircumcised, in the New Testament – Matthew 4:18
But the term 'heathen' in the Bible, generally means those who don't have the true knowledge of the Godhead as revealed through Abraham. This is the God of the Hebrews, who is the only true living God, that made the Heavens, the Earth and all visible and invisible things. Yet, specifically speaking, these Heathens are not so much as Gentiles (Japheth's House), neither are they Hebrews (Shem's House). Though there are some Gentiles and Hebrews, who were termed as heathens, because of their idolatry; nevertheless, there are scriptures in the Bible which specifically speak about the heathens. And majorly, heathens have always been the inhabitants of Africa (Ham's House)!
The habitations, lands and countries of the Gentiles are normally referred to in the Bible as Isles or the coasts of the Gentiles as in Genesis 10:5;
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
In those days the most accessible areas were along the coasts, and we know areas like the Mediterranean coasts have so many islands; the land mass is broken up into small masses of land that keep extending into the sea. So, much of the coasts seemed to appear as islands.
Transportation in the early times was mainly by sea, that is, ships or boats, which could only access the coasts; and that is why Gentiles were thought to be occupying only the islands. Africa’s coastline is generally regular in contrast to Europe’s coastline which consists of many islands and land projections into the sea. These were the ones referred to as isles of the Gentiles.
So, when the scripture here says, "Behold ye among the heathen, regard and wonder marvelously, for I will work a work in your days, which you will not believe, though it be told you," it means that work will be accomplished here on earth - among the human race! For we have the Days of Heaven, which are very much different from the days on earth. So, the work being referred to here is done during the earthly days! It is just like when Jesus would say; ‘This generation will not pass away until all these prophecies be fulfilled’. Those who heard Him thought that He was meaning a 40-year period. No! He was meaning the entire generation of humanity on earth! The human race that started with Noah.
So, when He says: ‘Behold ye among the heathen, regard and wonder marvelously’, it means that work is to be done among the heathen.
Now to 'regard' is to pay attention to something. Therefore, this work that will be done, will be something that they will have to pay attention to, for it will attract their attention, whether they like it or not. Why? It is the third pull; it is the Word in action; it is the sword of the king at work! All the world will have to pay attention to it, whether they like it or not.
Now the Gentiles were called 'nations', because they composed of a mixture of many tribes under one political leader. But the dwellers of Africa were termed 'Heathens' by Hebrews, and even later on, Christians also adopted that term mainly because of their (Africans') ignorance, lack of knowledge, lack of civilization and lack of true religion. They were backward in everything. Thus, when the Bible says that God will work a work among the heathen that other people won’t believe, it means that whatever will be happening among them will be extraordinarily great and most unexpected by the Christian church’s status quo.
Why so? It is the third pull, something that has never been seen since the beginning; nothing like that has been witnessed anywhere ever since a nation was on earth. It will be beyond the normal human comprehension, so much so that it’ll draw their attention regardless. For it will also be beyond a wonder. That is why the words, wonder and marvel, are combined in a deliberate attempt to bring out the extent of that work among the heathen.
And if there are people who have ever been heathens, prior to the Second World War, are Africans! They have been heathen until recently. A heathen is such a man who doesn’t have any knowledge about the living God. That is:
Without the Knowledge of the True Living Elohim.
Without civilization (Primitive in every sense).
Ignorant and foolish.
Yes, backward in everything!
So, Africans until recently have been more of heathens than any other people on earth!
Therefore, the Scripture above is a strong prophecy with regard to our times. It does not apply to the Gentiles, the inhabitants of the sea, the people of the isles. And it is clear that the Africans are not Gentiles in the strict use of that title. For the Gentiles are called inhabitants of the sea, the inhabitants of the isles or the coasts. These refers to the people of Europe! Africa, unlike Europe, has hardly any isles around it, that is small-small land masses projecting into the sea. And furthermore, the New Testament has largely thrived mainly among the European, the Gentiles! But God has a greater promise for the heathens, the people whom the Christian Europe has been, until late, referring to them as heathens. Which greater promise? The third pull! so that they without us cannot be perfect!
Yes, this scripture is a pointer to something that will happen among the Africans that will cause wondering and marveling among the Hebrews and the Gentiles. Note that the Hebrew (Shem's descendants) were the first to whom God committed the truth, while the Gentiles (Descendants of Japheth) came second during the Christian era. The Christian religion in the world today is mainly European in its origin. Now, it is these two groups that are being told to behold, regard and wonder marvelously at the Work that God is to accomplish among the heathen!
Now, when I speak like that some weak minds can quickly label me a racist, that means you simply do not understand the scriptures nor the working of God. God, from the beginning, has been working with a specific people in a particular time, for He has a clear plan before Him, and He allowed races to come up in order to fulfill His plan with them respectively! Look at the following scriptures:
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 10:5-6
When Jesus first sent his disciples into evangelism, he strictly charged them not to go to the Gentiles but only to the Israelites, why? Because the time for the Gentiles had not yet come! God has specific timelines for specific peoples on earth, and when He sends a message, He means it for a specific people! No racism about this! It is simply a plan, God’s plan for different groups of mankind! Just like a teacher can group students in school in different categories and assign them different tasks. So, God’s groups are called races!
There was a time when God was only dealing with the Hebrews, that is the descendants of Shem. Then there has been a time when He left the Hebrews and began to deal mainly with the Gentiles, sons of Japheth. So, time comes when He will deal more specifically with the people of Ham, that is the Africans! That is what I am talking about.
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:22-24
Clearly spoken! In His first coming, Jesus only ministered to the Hebrews, the children of Israel, for the time for the Gentiles was not yet due. The seven-church age messengers mainly ministered to the European race, none of them came from Africa or Asia, why? The time of Africa was not yet come! Their message and ministry were different. Where is their message from? From the seventh seal! That is why Branham was forbade to preach the seventh seal, for it pertained to another generation of people, not the Gentiles. What is their ministry? The third pull! Simple and clear.
So, when that third pull is finally manifested, and they (Hebrews and Gentiles) hear it, they will not believe it! The reason being that it will be too good to be true! Too strange for them to believe it, that finally God has specifically visited Africa! Its effect upon their hearing will be similar to that of the Queen of Sheba, when she heard about the fame of King Solomon. She could not believe until she witnessed it by herself; only to testify later on that, even half of what she saw by herself had not been told her! This meant that what she saw was far beyond the information that was given her about the fame of King Solomon. So will it repeat.
The same could be said of Nathaniel when Philip testified to him about the Messiah that Philip and company had found. He simply brushed him off because he never expected anything good out of Nazareth. Nevertheless, on accepting the invitation to come and see for himself, he yielded and came along still with contempt about the news; but when he heard Jesus, he hollered out, "Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel!" (John 1:49). This was after a short interaction with the Messiah, the Man Jesus Christ! Brother, Sister; you will never be left the same after an encounter with the Word full of Eternal Life on two feet. Theology can never change you! It takes the Word in flesh!
So, as it was then under the shadow and under the earnest, so shall it repeat, even more when reality dawns on Africa! O that it may come now! O the blessed contemplation! And here it is right at your doorsteps, just beginning.
Hence, what is going to happen in Africa will have the same effect upon the people of other lands, for all have a contempt for Africa: “Can anything good come out of Africa?” will be the question that will disturb a-many consciences. It will be beyond their expectations - so much so that they will wonder and marvel!
Now, when somebody wonders marvelously, all it means is that he doesn't believe what he is seeing. And why should it be so? Because it is beyond his comprehension and expectations! The wonder and the marvel are that how can such a great work start off from such a people on earth, among African heathens! The very idea defeats reason! For if it first happened among the Gentile-Christians (Civilized and cute people with technological advancement), or among the Hebrew people who were the first to truly know God, it would be easily understood without mental ripples. But from Africa! The very idea! A people who look like monkeys! Seems more related to monkeys than to mankind! Yet there it is! The final perfecting work, so that none of the Hebrews or the Gentiles will be perfected without this work. It baffles the mind! Yet there it comes!
Remember Habakkuk 3 speaks about the Seventh Seal – many times we have proved and matched Habakkuk 3 with Revelation 10. He speaks of that vision which he was to write clearly upon table stones, such that whoever readeth it may run. This vision concerns the Seventh Seal and the Seven Thunders! We have matched all things in Revelation 10 with Habakkuk 3, and I hope you are now conversant with those symbols, such that you can read more scriptures and pattern them yourselves to get deeper into that revelation.
Note that, once the Message is preached, it remains and calls for the individual person to have a constant fellowship with it - through the listening, reading, praying and meditation upon the Word to enable one to see exactly what the preacher sees, beyond the veil of human flesh. The Preacher's words cannot convey the meaning of the mystery to the listener, unless the same Spirit be upon him! So, it takes the Spirit of Revelation to work upon you – the listener, before you get what the Spirit in the preacher is talking about. Amen!
With Revelation, one can never remain the same. So, I encourage you to go over scriptures that have been pointed out in the already preached messages prayerfully, to see and have the depth of their real meaning. For those scriptures may appear common but there are things in them which you have never seen or known, though you have read and heard them preached to you before.
The preaching of a message or sermon only catches the physical ear of the listener as in teaching. But spiritual revelation is not and cannot be taught. Some people have sat under great revelations, and seemingly got away rejoicing as having received them when they hadn’t at all! They can even wonderfully testify about the great messages they have heard, but when they fall back or backslide, it is like they never heard or had gotten the A, B, C of the revelation in the messages! How come? Because their inner eyes were not enlightened by the Holy Spirit! Therefore, the Words spoken in a message by the parson or preacher, are not just words of that tongue - of flesh and blood; English, Kiswahili, Arabic, Latin, etc. they are Spirit words. You need a Spirit ear to hear them.
Thus, the anointed words of any Parson is the mysterious Elohim in His Will, being unveiled or unfolded before your (Listener's) ears and eyes! And by this unveiling, unfolding or revelation, you are changed and made a new person and creature in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!
So, of the prophetic books in the Bible, Habakkuk writes more on the seventh seal than any of rest. Remember, the New Testament normally sheds more light on the mysteries found in the Old Testament. But John the Revelator, in Revelation 10, was forbidden from writing those things spoken by the seven thunders. And it is true that all that is fulfilled in the New Testament was signified in the Old Testament, therefore the seven seals were also signified in the Old Testament. For the word of God was planted as a seed in Genesis, it brought forth the stalk as a shadow in the Old Testament, then a tassel or ear as the New Testament and finally we expect the full corn in the ear in the fullness of time. That is the things that were mere shadows in the Old Testament becomes earnests in the New Testament, and the earnests of the New Testament finally becomes fullness in the fullness of time. So, all the seven seals have a signification in the Old Testament, especially among the prophets.
The first four seals are clearly signified in the prophecy of Zachariah, the fifth seal in the prophecy of Daniel, the sixth seal in the prophecy of Isaiah and Joel while the seventh seal is signified by a number of prophets including Isaiah, Habakkuk and Zephaniah. Let us first look at the first four seals Zechariah:
I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white. And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.
Zechariah 1:8, 10
Here we sea red horses, speckled and the white ones. The white horses certainly points to the antichrist spirits revealed under the first seal, the red ones points to the antichrist spirits under the second seal, while the speckled ones point to the fourth seal, for pale implies a mixture of colors. The black ones are certainly missing but being that it was night time they might have been overshadowed by darkness.
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:1-8
In the same book of Zechariah chapter six we again come across the four horses. Zechariah 6:1-5:
And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.
Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country. And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.
Certainly, these are the four kinds of antichrist spirits that have ever deceived people during the seven churches! The white horses pointing to the first seal, then the red ones points to the second seal, the black to the third seal and the bay or grizzled to the fourth seal. Therefore, as we sea clearly here the four antichrist spirits revealed under the first four seals, it means that the remaining seals can also be found among the writings of the prophets, but before we look at them, let us first find the four beasts that keep calling on John to behold… the first is as a lion, the second as a calf, the third as a man and the fourth as an eagle:
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. Revelation 4:6-7
These four are clearly described by Ezekiel:
Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. Ezekiel 1:5-10
Thus, the mysteries under the first four seals are clearly signified in the Old Testament by the prophets. There is no doubt about this, for these scriptures plainly describes what John saw under the first four seals. And if the mysteries under the first seals are clearly pointed to by the Old Testament, then we also expect to find the fifth, sixth and seventh seal in the writings of the prophets. And first we shall go for the fifth seal:
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. Revelation 6:9
Hear we see clearly that the fifth seal has to do with the brazen altar and the souls under it. remember that the host that camped in the eastern side of the tabernacle were under the ensign of Judah which was the lion. The host in the south was under the ensign of Reuben which was a calf, and the host in the west was under the ensign of Ephraim which was the man, while the host in the north was under the ensign of Dan which was an eagle. In the midst of these four hosts was the tabernacle of the congregation, and it had three sections. The outer section was called the court and in there was the brazen altar and the brass laver of water. Brass signifies divine judgement, and thus the souls under the altar had passed through God’s divine judgement by the law. And when they cried for vengeance, they were told to rest for sometimes until their fellow servants who should be slain like they were should be fulfilled. This second group that are yet to be slain pertain to the brazen laver of water, and we find it fulfilled in Revelation 15:2-3:
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
Obviously, these are Jews for they sing the song of Moses while standing on the glassy sea which was mingled with fire… the glassy sea was also called brazen sea, for it was made of polished brass which reflected light just as glass. Sometimes it was called the looking glass of women.
Now, these things were clearly signified by the prophets. They spoke exactly about these things in a mystery, and by referring to them they unfold and become clearer. And first, before we look at the prophecy of the Old Testament pertaining to the fifth seal, let us look at the same seal as related by Jesus in Matthew 24, for Brother Branham while speaking about the sixth seal identified each seal in Matthew 24.
Mat 24:4-5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:6-7a 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. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
Mat 24:7b - 8 and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 24:9-14 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Matthew 24:15-22 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Thus, it was revealed to prophet Branham that the fifth seal pertains to the abomination of desolation which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet; that is this abomination of desolation which results into the slaying of the Jews whose souls are under the altar. Therefore, we now go straight to Daniel to find the mystery of this seal. We go straight to the verses that speak about the abomination of desolation spoken by Daniel:
And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.
And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power. And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
The transgression of desolation in the above scripture is the abomination of desolation. The abomination is a transgression involving the sanctuary and the altar, not so much upon the earth, but more so the heavenly one. For because of that transgression the enemy breaks through the defenses and casts down the sanctuary and defiles the altar. Remember when angels sinned, the enemy broke through and took over God’s sanctuary that was among them, defiling and polluting it. That was the first transgression of desolation; for these angels sinned by disregarding the commandments of God pertaining to their service by which they worshipped him in the heavenly sanctuary. Having done that they were cast into the chains of darkness.
Secondly, Eve and Adam sinned, and that was the second transgression of desolation, for the blessings of God lifted from them and they were left desolate. By their sin, the temple of God within them was polluted by devils. It was an abomination for that to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and by that abomination they were left desolate. For God had formed their bodies to be His temple, and the same was a living sacrifice unto God. For God dwelled in them as His tabernacle, walking in them and eating and drinking in them. But when they committed that abomination, the sanctuary of God was greatly polluted that God could no longer find any rest in them, neither were the sacrifices of their body any more acceptable unto the Lord.
Thus, the moment Eve and Adam ate of that fruit, the daily sacrifice and the evening oblations from their bodies ceased, and the glory of God departed from them and they were left desolate. For the Lord had been coming down among them every morning and evening to fellowship with them and to receive their living sacrifices. Therefore, death entered in and took the place of life, and the devil had control over them, sitting in the temple of God and by his reasoning and imaginations, he exalted himself above all that is called God, showing himself to be instead of God: a very Vicarious Filei Dei! Yes, it is through the transgression of desolation that the devil has ever taken over the temple of the Lord, discrediting it and causing the Lord to depart from His house.
So, did it happen among the angels, and again in the garden of Eden; it repeated again in Israel when they fell from the Word of God and allowed in the abomination of desolation, then the Romans came and destroyed the temple and their city. The same thing happened to the apostolic church, the devil was crowned over the church through Constantine, and by that the glory of God departed. The protestant church followed suit, bringing the abomination of desolation in the sanctuary of God that was among them by which the glory of God departed from them, and the devil was crowned. Same thing with the Pentecostals and also the charismatic churches from the revival spearheaded by Branham have also crowned Satan among them.
But the abomination that makes desolate spoken of by Daniel the prophet only concerns Israel, and that is the mystery under the fifth seal. Daniel speaks of that in chapter 9 and chapter 12. And from these two chapters it is clear that this abomination comes in more than once. It is happen at the first coming of Jesus, and it happens again at the second coming of Jesus:
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
Thus, the fifth seal is clearly spoken of in the Old Testament by the prophets. It was spoken through them in shadows, sealed away so that no one could clearly understand it. So far therefore we have seen clearly the first five seals clearly spoken of by the prophets. The antichrist spirits in the first four seals are mentioned by in the prophecy of Zechariah, while Ezekiel speaks concerning the four beasts that are the gospel standards against the antichrist spirits. And we have also seen clearly that the fifth seal is spoken of by Daniel the prophet. Now, we go for the sixth, and it was clearly spoken of by a number of prophets, especially Isaiah and Joel:
The sixth seal:
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
Thus, we see it that the sixth seal was clearly pointed to by the prophets Isaiah and Joel. It is the revelation of the day of judgement.
Now, having seen the six seals clearly in the Old Testament without a question, then it means that the seventh seal is also spoken of by the prophets.
The seventh seal:
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
That is the scene that appeared when the seventh seal was opened, that means it was kept secret from everybody including the Son of God. Then through the forerunner Branham, it was clearly brought forth that the mystery under the seventh seal has three folds, and that the first fold is the mystery concerning the second coming of Jesus Christ:
254 The Angels, everything, shut up. If they made one move, it might give something away, so they just shut up, quit harping. Everything stopped.
255 Seven, God’s perfect number. Seven, [Brother Branham knocks on the pulpit seven times—Ed.] just right down the row. Seven Thunders uttered straight together, like they were spelling out something. Notice, at that time, John started to write It. He said, “Don’t write It.”
256 Jesus never spoke of It. John couldn’t write It. Angels know nothing about It. What is It? It’s the thing that, Jesus said, “Even the Angels of Heaven didn’t know” nothing about It. See? See? He didn’t know It, Himself. Said, “Only God” would know It.
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And in Sabino Canyon, He said, “This is the Third Pull.”
300 And there’s three great things that goes with It. And one unfolded today, or, yesterday; the other one unfolded today; and there’s one thing that I cannot interpret, because it’s in an unknown language. But I stand right there and looked right straight at It. And this is the Third Pull coming up. [Brother Branham knocks on the pulpit three times—Ed.] And the Holy Spirit of God…Oh, my!
That’s the reason all Heaven was silent.
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Whatever the prophet says was unfolded yesterday, means during the preaching of the sixth seal, the previous day, when he was shown all the seals in Matthew 24, and when he came to the seventh seal, it was shown to him that it concerns the second coming of Jesus Christ, the very thing that he was forerunning:
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
That is the thing that angels don’t know nothing about, the mystery concerning the second coming of Jesus Christ, and not only the angels, but also men and the Son of God too.
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
256 Jesus never spoke of It. John couldn’t write It. Angels know nothing about It. What is It? It’s the thing that, Jesus said, “Even the Angels of Heaven didn’t know” nothing about It. See? See? He didn’t know It, Himself. Said, “Only God” would know It.
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That is the first fold of the seventh seal which also concerns the third pull ministry. Then he says the second fold unfolded today and that means the revelation that came to him on the material day when he was to preach the seventh seal. It was revealed to him that the mystery under the seventh seal goes with those seven thunders. It banged seven times and unfolded to the seven thunders.
323 Now, what this great secret is that lays beneath this Seal, I do not know. I don’t know it. I couldn’t make it out. I couldn’t tell It, just what It—just what It said, but I know that It was them Seven Thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times. And It unfolded into something else that I seen. Then, when I seen That, I looked for the interpretation. It flew across there, and I couldn’t make It out. That’s exactly right. See? The hour isn’t quite yet for It.
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Rev. William Marrion Branham
Therefore, the seventh seal concerns the ministry under the seven thunders. Is this ministry spoken about by any of the prophets? Yes, the Old Testament forecasts the New Testament; all that happen in the New Testament have their shadows in the Old Testament.
Since we know that the mystery under the seventh seal pertains to the seven thunders, therefore we shall first read through that:
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
That is the messenger of the seventh seal. He has a rainbow upon his head meaning he is the angel of the covenant. This is not the seventh angel, no! this comes in after the seventh angel. The seventh angel foreruns him. Is this ministry spoken of anywhere by the prophets of the Old Testament? Yes, Habakkuk clearly echoes it! That is the vision he was told to write upon the tables, making it plain that whoever readeth may run:
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Certainly, this vision concerns the ministry of the end time, and that is Revelation 10. And Habakkuk writes it in chapter 3.
Therefore, turning back to the Scripture that we have been following, God clearly promises to do a work among the heathen which people will not believe, though they be told. Now, has that work been done? Nay! It is yet to be. It is true that some work was done among the Gentiles - involving miracles and wonders, but that did not cause the Hebrew (Jews) to behold, regard and marvellously wonder as such. Nevertheless, God promises to work a work in their days (Jews & Gentiles) which they won’t believe, even if they were told; yes, God's work of Habakkuk 3 and Revelation 10 among the Heathens! Referring to Habakkuk, Paul writes thus:
Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
Now, Paul does not quote exactly what Habakkuk wrote, but puts it in a manner as to suit the situation around him. He uses two words which are not in Habakkuk’s prophecy, that is despisers and perish. In Habakkuk it goes, behold ye among the heathen, and regard and wonder marvelously. Thus, the full force of the prophecy was not applied to God’s work among the Gentiles, for that was only an earnest bridging the way to the real final work that will cause all to wake up and behold, and regard (pay attention to) and wonder marvelously. Which work will cause the world thus to be astonished? The third pull among the heathen; yes, the fulfilment of Revelation 10 that brings about tremendous victory in love divine. Hallelujah! it will be a wonder of all ages! What is it? it is the thing that angels desire to look into, for they know nothing about it! hallelujah! it is the revelation of the Godhead among the heathens! Praise the Lord!
For the work among the Gentiles only caused the Jews to despise, wonder and perish because they fought against it in their unbelieve, but they never regarded it, neither did they wonder marvelously at all. The real fulfillment of this scripture awaited our days… it awaited the coming in of the dispensation of the seventh seal, and the same is the day of the Lord. That is when the Jews and the Gentiles will both regard and wonder marvelously when the third pull comes into full effect from among the heathens.
For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
First among the Gentiles, then next among the heathen, the name of the Lord shall be glorified. Acceptable offerings shall be offered to the name of the Lord, first from the Gentiles of Europe then next from the heathens of Africa.
During the Old Testament the name of the Lord was revealed in a shadow manner, and so even the offerings that the Jews offered to it were only shadows. That is what they did in the tabernacle of the congregation and in the temple, things which pertained only to the flesh. Then among the Gentiles, the revelation of the name of the Lord to them was an earnest, and thus were their responses, offering earnest offerings to it. The worship which a people offer to God is exactly according to the amount of the revelation of His name among them. The Old Testament offerings were of the flesh outwardly, for the law is of the flesh. Then the offerings of the New Testament were in the earnest of the Spirit, an inner service to God which was more acceptable; but behold, there comes one more dispensation in which the name of the Lord will be fully revealed building a perfect house all-round, and from such a house God will receive perfect worship and perfect offerings of divine love. Amen! Hallelujah! then shall all the world behold, regard and wonder marvelously. Praise the Lord for His work among the heathen!
But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.
What is that dreadful name? the third pull sword! The sword of the king! Just speaking the word and it comes to pass constantly… exactly the way God brought forth the heavens and the earth and all creatures, it was by the power of His name.
In Genesis it was in seed form, in the Old Testament it brought forth its shadows, then in the New Testament it has been bringing forth its earnests, now time is due for that glorious name to bring forth its fullness into the harvest! Hallelujah! then shall all behold from far, regard and wonder marvelously at the work of the name of the Lord among the heathen, way off in African jungles! Glory to His holy name! for behold the third pull cometh! What a fierce and dreadful ministry!
The ministry of the spoken Word, a two-edged sword as sharp as a racer blade! Glory to God! No more kidding around with shadows and earnests; the hour has come for the revelation of the reality, then shall the face of the Lord be seen; oh, how dreadful is that third pull message! Yet how glorious is the ministry thereof… yea, if the shadows of the name were glorious in the Old Testament, then the earnest was much more glorious, and if the earnest in the New Testament has been glorious, then how much more shall the full revelation of that dreadful name be exceedingly glorious in the side of all the world! And if you will receive it, that is the third pull ministry which was spoken of by Branham the prophet! For the Word of God is His secret name sealed in the seventh seal, and the same is a sore, great and strong sword…sharper than any two-edged sword! Behold it comes among the heathen!
Oh, what a wonder! What a marvel! What an astonishment to behold, when that name is finally revealed among the heathen in the clearness of His perfections…yet there it comes! Glory to God in the highest now and forever! For He has visited and comforted His people, even His sons and daughters in Africa.
Yes, though God’s grace was a wonder among the Gentiles of Europe, yet shall the name of the Lord be a marvel among the heathens of Africa. Are you ready for it? Do you believe it? it is the promised third pull ministry of perfection; that which brings you face to face with your God… God in plain view is the third pull revelation….and what a sword He is! No more foolishness! No more kidding around! We must prepare to meet God!
Now, let us look as Revelation in Habakkuk: Habakkuk 2: 1-3;
I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
This vision, which Habakkuk is told to write and make plain upon the stone tables, so that its reader may run, is of the very work that God is to accomplish among the heathens. He introduced that vision in Habakkuk 1: 5 by saying, Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously... then in Habakkuk 2 He points to it again, the wonder, the marvel which he who reads it will have to flee… then Habakkuk 3 brings it out. The ultimate of Habakkuk’s prophecy; the final culmination of God’s revelation to him was the vision of chapter 3. Chapter one introduces it in shadows like the Old Testament, chapter 2 expounds on it like the New Testament, but chapter 3 brings out the full force of it. That which all were to behold regard and wonder marvellously at, the same which is to be written clearly on the tables that whoever readeth may run, it is finally brought forth in chapter 3.
Now, although Habakkuk was told to write the vision on tables and make it Plain, yet it remained a mystery to date! For when one reads what Habakkuk wrote of the vision, he hardly makes out the meaning of the written content. However, a time comes when it's made plain on stone tables: yes, the time when the veil upon the scripture is rent to stand out clearly when the face of the Lord is revealed. That is the time referred to in that second statement saying, "...it will not tarry!" Note also that there's a time to wait for its fulfilment, as indicated in the phrase, "... though it tarry wait for it." But when it says, "... it will not tarry," it refers to the time when it is made clear on stone tables. Now, today, the vision is to be made clear or plain on stone tables, even phone tablets – Today's smart phones! And it has already been done, it is the third pull message!
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: ...
This means that the vision in reference shall be fulfilled at the end time – at the end of this world; not at the time Habakkuk is writing! Nevertheless, for the people living at this end of time (These last days); they that should hear its revelation, the vision won't tarry! It is on our doors!
A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth. O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; [in the midst of the 70th week] in wrath remember mercy.
God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness was as the light [His face like the sun]; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power [He had a small book in His hand]. Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet [His feet like pillars of fire].
He stood, and measured the earth [put one foot upon the sea and another upon the land]: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting [He roared like a lion]. I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation?
Thy bow was made quite naked [the rainbow upon His head], according to the oaths of the tribes [and swore by Him who liveth forever and ever], even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice [seven thunders uttered their voices], and lifted up his hands on high [To swear]. The sun and moon stood still in their habitation [There was time no longer]: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.
Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger. Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah. Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly. Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters. When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.
There is Habakkuk 3, exactly revelation 10!
Let us now turn to Romans 9: 27-28:
Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
Here, the scripture says that the Lord will work a short Work upon the earth, and He will cut it short in righteousness! This short quick work is to be among the heathens! On considering these other Churches, namely, the Semitic Church (of Shem) and the Gentile Church (of Japheth), it took thousands of years to be completed or established, that is to be fully done. But the last Day Church (which receives the Perfection of the God-Head – that's Jesus Christ in fullness) won't take that long period of time, say, two thousand years to be established! Not 100 or even 50 years to be perfectly done! No. It is to take a very short period, yet it also goes through the very same stages that these other two Churches went through! The stages include:
 Begun by the Prophet forerunner as John the Baptist – Restoration ministry.
 The descending and in-filling of the Holy Spirit, followed by the Acts of the (Holy Spirit) Apostles.
 The Seven Thunder times (likened to the Seven Gentile Church Ages).
 The ending of the Seven Thunder times ushers in the capping of the third and last (End of Time) Church with the Headstone, Capstone – Perfection of all.
Yes, the fulfilment of the aforesaid vision in this third Church of the heathens (The Hamitic Race of Ham) is, in a manner, so compressed that it may hardly take Seven years! And remember the word church means a great multitude! A congregation that comes in by an exodus – the Third Exodus; yet the whole and full progression takes place in less than seven years to complete! Now, let it sink into your heart that when God speaks His Word, He expects you to believe Him. Like when He told Abraham; "Your seed will be like stars for multitude!" And when Abraham believed the Spoken Word Promise, it was counted unto him for righteousness! God delights in those people who believe without or before seeing anything! Yes, people who believe Him while in wonder and marvel, to perform things beyond human hope, sight and comprehension.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…
Now, on a sober note, think of old Abraham being told that his children will be like stars! Is it easily conceivable under normal circumstances? Was it not a marvelling wonder! Could not make you wonder marvellously? How that old man bring forth children like the sand on the seashore! Yet Abraham believed and took God at His Word! No wonder his name was changed from Abram (high father) to Abraham (father of nations)!
Many times when God's promises come, they are more often than not, dressed or clothed up in wondrous and marvellous garments! Or are they rugs? For example, in old Israel, when it was prophesied saying, "A virgin shall conceive and bear a son." It was to all intents and purposes, a natural wonder and marvel! How could that be? People wondered marvellously as they heard Isaiah declaring the unbelievable! Nevertheless, a virgin indeed conceived and bore a son! Praise the Lord! And many could not believe when they were told of it. So is the third pull marvel today!
Now, in the Bible, there's yet God’s grand promise in waiting, to complete God's Work in His righteousness! What's it? The Promise wherein God works a work among the heathen, even the Hamitic, cutting it short in righteousness! As they say, that baffles the normal human mind, yet it will. It is all determined by God’s own counsel.
And as I said earlier, this last Day Church follows the same spiritual footsteps of the second (Gentile) Church. How did the second Church begin?
[i] By John the Baptist forerunning the Word made flesh – which was Jesus Christ.
[ii] Then followed Pentecost, the in-filling of the Holy Spirit followed by the Apostolic times (Acts of the Holy Spirit).
[iii] Then the Seven Church Ages.
[iv] The Sealing/Capping by Bro. Branham – the very forerunner Prophet of Christ's Second advent on earth. A forerunner is a spiritual middleman, who seals off an old dispensation and ushers in a new one.
Similarly, this last Day Church began with the forerunner, Bro. Branham like John the Baptist in His first advent. Then follows the revelation of the Word in flesh to reveal and preach the Headstone Ministry of Revelation 10. Then the Pentecostal times and blessings of the Holy Spirit, likened to the apostolic times will usher in. Thereafter, comes the Ministry of the Seven Thunders, typing that of the Seven Gentile Church Ages, and the sealing, capping thereof with Jesus Christ as the Headstone.
So, after the Ministry of the Word in human flesh is over, we expect the Trumpet of Yah to sound – the Holy Ghost revival which is the end-time apostolic times. Then lastly, the Seven-Thunder Ministry finishes the mysteries of God! And within the above-named steps, God finishes His work which He cuts short in righteousness! It will hardly take seven years, yet it will be a greater work with greater achievement compared with that of the First and Second Churches combined! Why? It will bring perfection to all and the whole creation, through the ministry of those Seven Thunders. Hallelujah! Hosanna to the king.
Now believeth thou these things? Right now, there are about 0.8 billion people in Africa. And I also believe that 1 out of every 8 persons may be converted. This is not possible in the mind of human beings, but is it impossible with God? Nay! Is anything too hard for the Lord? Is He not able to have children like stars to old Abraham? Yes! He can make stones into children for Abraham, I do declare!
Now, remember, God planted a Seed of humanity on earth in Genesis 1, which same seed has undergone all kinds of weather – storms, blizzards, cyclones, tornados, tsunamis and all manner of tempests; but it has been moving on ahead anyhow, growing from generation to generation and from season to season.
A time reached when it bore fruits unto harvest among the Semitics (Shem's House of the Hebrews). Thereafter, it progressed and bore fruits unto harvest among the Gentiles (Japheth's house of Europeans). Nevertheless, this was not all or the end of that seed of humanity planted in Genesis 1, for the two harvests weren't the actual full harvest! The full harvest was still on-coming – at the end of time. Concerning the harvest among the Semitics and Gentiles, they were just to holders of life as it passed. They were the body that formed out of the seed, but the real fruiting unto harvest awaited the end times.
The real bountiful harvest comes on at the end of time, which is the very work we expect as a wonder and a marvel among the heathen – when so many souls are saved within a very short time! This will be God's work by the Holy Spirit. The outcome may be even more than my speculation. It may be that half of the African population will be saved in order to qualify these scriptures of Matt. 24: 40-41; Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. See, it can be to the ratio of 1:1! Nothing is too hard with the Lord. Elsewhere, it says, two people shall be in one bed, the one shall be taken, and the other left.
It will be full of wonders and marvels, yet to them who believe, it will be counted unto them for righteousness! God is more than able to save in the time when all the world and even Christians think that the whole world is apostate beyond saving! That is why He left these heathen people, for all these years, to remain backward, ignorant of the light that was among the Gentiles. Nevertheless, He has come at this end time and allowed the multiplication of the Seed so fast so that the whole of Africa is full of the crop for harvest! Why? He wanted to get those who are to make up that last Church – the Super Race church!
And when the Holy Ghost wave sweeps in, it will flatten all these present so-called Christian Churches and Muslim groups in Africa, and the world at large. This happens as the Super Race calls on the name of the Lord, for out of the mouth of babes and suckling, has God ordained perfect strength – Psalm 8:2. And when people hear that all these seemingly mighty churches have been flattened by the shout of these little converts, it will cause a wonder and a marvel among them worldwide.
And note that God's ways are but uncommon and beyond human comprehension, yet believers in their season do truly believe Him by faith! Yes, as it is called 'Today', we stand with Abraham in faith looking for the fulfilment of this great Promise! For Abraham was promised the multiplication of his seed, like the stars in multitude. And his son, Isaac was told that his seed would be like the sand on the sea shore. While Jacob was promised that his seed would be like the dust of the earth (Genesis 28:14). These were things obviously quite impossible to any sincere human being. And you know what? They all believed and it was counted unto them for righteousness! So, God is very particular about this Message of Multiplication of His royal Holy Seed, which's His Word, Jesus Christ! Therefore, we are zealously believing, waiting for that promise given to Jacob, of his seed being like the dust of the earth!
I hope you Message Believers won't wonder marvellously as other people will do, but like Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Jacob, you will remain steadfast in faith – till Joseph is enthroned. For you are now being told that your seed will be like the dust of the earth! To the north, south, east and west. What a voice of many waters making such a thunder! Yes! Indeed, the Seven Thunders' voice! For Isaac, it was to be like the sand on the seashore – the Gentiles; but for Jacob, it's the dust of Africa! So, who can count the dust of Jacob to the four corners of Africa?
For remember, there are three Houses since Noah:
 The Semitics (Shem's House) of Hebrews/Jews
 The Gentiles (Japheth's House) of Whites/Europeans
 The Hamites/Hamitic (Ham's House) of Africans
Regarding Joseph, He is the Capstone, representing the Bride and the Bridegroom. A small group from the same end of time Church.
My! Why can't this Message be the epicentre of your testimony and fellowship?
For the Bible says in Malachi 3: 16-18;
Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Let us talk about the Message of our time and make it the center of our fellowship, and we shall be blessed. Yes! Let's talk about Jesus – the Word, more and more! And He, Jesus, is God's Word revealed by the Holy Spirit. Glory to His Name!
Let us pray;
I thank You, thank You Jesus x3
In my soul.
I thank You, thank You Jesus x3
In my soul.
Thank You, Holy Father, as we surrender to you tonight. We are waiting upon you for the Work You will have to work among the heathen, which Work when people elsewhere will be told of, they will not believe, because of its being a wonder and marvel. And those people elsewhere being referred to here, are the Jews. That is the work in Habakkuk 1, which enters into Habakkuk 2. The Same Work is made clear by writing upon stone tables – tablets in Habakkuk 3 that perfectly matches with Revelation 10, as revealed to us.
I surrender to You because You're the most able Father of the innumerable multitudes; for who shall and can count the dust of Jacob? We believe in the dust of Jacob and by faith, patiently wait for it; in the Name of Your dear Son, Jesus Christ. Hallelujah - Hosanna - Amen!