12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Something drastic happens when this Seal is broken. There is a great earthquake, the sun becomes black, everything seems to fall apart. Brother Branham tells us that the Sixth Seal is the Judgment Seal, but what leads to the breaking of this Seal? What does it have to do with the Jews? What about the Catholic Church?
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The Bible said that in the last days, everything that wasn’t predestinated, the Elect. It says, The Elect!” Now, anybody take that word and run it back in your margin reading, see what it means. It says the elected, predestinated. See? It’ll fool every one of them whose names were not on the Lambs Book of Life from the foundation of the world.
When the Lamb was slain, the names were put on the Book. He’s standing in the holy place tonight in glory as an Intercessor, making intercessions for every one of those souls whose name is on that Book. And nobody knows that name but Him. He’s the One that’s got the Book in His hand. And He knows when that last one comes in, then His intercessing days is over. He comes forth then to claim what He’s interceded for. He’s–He’s doing the Kinsman Redeemer work now and comes forth to receive His own.
Oh, my. That ought to set every Christian to–to searching himself and holding his hands before God and saying, “Cleanse me, oh, Lord; look into my life and–and let me–let me see where my bad part is, let me get it out of the way right quick.” See? For if the righteous be scarcely saved, where will the sinner and the ungodly appear? It’s checking-up time.
63-0323 The Sixth Seal
Now, we notice now as we go into the Sixth Seal… Now, may the heavenly Father help us as we settle down now to this Sixth Seal. Now, the 12th verse of the 6th chapter…
And I beheld when he… 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… earth, even as a fig tree cast her untimely figs, when she’s shaken of a mighty wind.
And the heavens departed as a scroll when it’s rolled together; and every mountain and every 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 bond, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
You notice there? Look at them mighty men. See? What have they done? They’d received the wine of the wrath of the fornication of the harlot. See? That’s exactly the same class that drank of her wine. See?
And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that setteth 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?
What an introduction to a–to see the riders now, the riders, beasts, and the answering beasts has ceased. Then we taken up. We see the martyrs under the throne. Now, this… from the time… These martyrs are the true orthodox Jews that died in Christian faith, or in–in religious faith, because they could not be Christians.
Remember, God blinded their eyes. And they’re going to be blind for a long time until the Gentile Church is taken out of the way. ‘Cause God doesn’t deal with them two people at the same time, because it’s very contrary to His Word.
Remember, He deals with Israel as a nation always. It’s the nation of Israel. The Gentiles as individuals–people taken from the Gentile. And it had to… The Gentile had to be made up of all the people of the world, so now and then there’s a Jew comes into that. See? Just like–like Arabian and Irish and Indian and whatmore. It’s all the people of the world make up this bouquet Bride. See?
But now, when it comes to dealing then with Israel, in this last part of the seventy weeks, He deals with them as a nation. The Gentiles are finished. The hour’s soon arriving (and maybe yet this–this very night) that God will completely turn from the Gentiles altogether. Exactly. He said so. “They shall tread down the walls of Jerusalem until the Gentile dispensation be finished.” The times are over. Yes, sir. And then, “Let him that’s filthy, stay filthy. Let him that’s righteous be righteous.” See?
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Look what taken place, the–the earth quaked; the sun went black; and the moon wouldn’t give its light; and the stars shook and fell; and, why, everything happened (See?) right at the time of the opening of this Sixth Seal. That’s when it takes place, right immediately after the announcing of those martyrs. See? The martyrs had been finished.
Now, you see, we’re right close into that hour now. It could be at any time (See?), because the Church is just about ready to take its flight. But remember, when these things happen, the Bride won’t be here. Just remember, the Bride’s gone. She don’t have to go through any of it. This is a time of tribulation of purification of the–of the church. It’s put upon her for her to go through it, not the Bride; He takes His sweetheart out of the way. Yes, sir. She’s… done redeemed Her. See it’s kind of a… That’s His own selection, His own choice, like any man takes his bride.
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For we know that this Sixth Seal is the judgment Seal. It’s the judgment Seal: exactly what it is. Now, see, we’ve had the–the antichrist ride, seen the Church go, now it’s finished, goes up. Then we see the martyrs of them Jews back there under the altar. Now, here is the breaking forth of the judgment upon the people where out of this tribulation judgment will come forth the hundred and forty-four thousand redeemed Jews. I’ll prove to you they are Jews and not Gentiles. They have nothing to do with the Bride, not a thing. The Bride… We done see the Bride’s gone.
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Now, look here. When these prophets are prophesying, they’re, they… If any man mistreats them, harms them, fire proceeds from their mouth, Holy Ghost Fire, the Word. The Word is God. Word is Fire. Word is the Spirit (See?), proceeds from their mouth.
Look at Moses. Let’s see what come from his mouth. They… Israel got to–way they were doing there, and the–the… I mean Egypt. They were mistreating these Jews. Moses… They wouldn’t let them go; Pharaoh wouldn’t. God put the words in Moses’ mouth. See, it’s God’s thoughts going into Moses’ heart; he goes over now to express it, then it becomes the Word. Stretched his hand forth, said, “Let there be flies.” and here come flies. Look here.
And if any man hurts them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth and devour their enemy:…
See? There it is. They can speak what they want to, and there it happens. Amen.
And if any man… hurt them, they must in this manner be killed.
Brother, God rides on the scene here.
They have power to–power to shut the heavens that it rain not in the days of their prophecy:…
Elijah, he knows how to do it; he’s done it before. Amen. Moses knows how to do it. He’s done it before. That’s the reason they was kept back. Now… Amen.
I could say something awful good right here, but I guess I’ll hold it till tomorrow night. See? All right.
… and have power over the waters to turn them to blood and to smite the earth with plagues as oft as they will.
What is it? What can bring these things but the Word? They can do nature any way they want to. Here it is. They’re the one who brings on this Sixth Seal. They uncover and open it up. It’s the power of God to interrupt nature. See, the Sixth Seal, is completely an interruption of nature.
Do you get it now? There’s your Seal. Who does it? It’s the prophets the other side of the rapture. With the power of God, the Word of God, they just condemn nature. They can send earthquakes, turn the moon into blood, the sun can go down or anything at their command. Amen.
There you are. There you are. See? See how the Seals opened down there in the church age, how it showed the martyrs? And now here’s these two prophets standing here with the Word of God to do anything to nature they want to, and they shake the earth. And it shows exactly who does it. It’s Moses and Elijah, ’cause there’s their ministry re-impersonated again: both men. Oh, my. Do you see it now? See what the Sixth Seal is? It’s those prophets.
Now, notice. Don’t let it choke you, but watch what opened that Seal: prophets. See? Amen. There you are. Oh, we’re living in the eagle day, brother, head up among the clouds. They opened that Sixth Seal. They have power to do it. Amen. There’s your Sixth Seal coming open. See?
63-0323 The Sixth Seal
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