Sixth Seal.

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William Branham.

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Sixth Seal.

Revelation 6:12-14,
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.

Now, I want you to hold your book like this: Matthew 24 and Revelation 6, like this, and let's compare something here just a little bit. So watch this now, and you can find out just how it is. See, what.... The Lamb here is showing exactly in symbol what He said over here in word-doing exactly. So that makes it right. That's all there is to it. Here's one-He's talking of it; and here's where it happens. It's just perfect vindication. Now, let's look at the 24th chapter of St. Matthew, and Revelation 6, and compare the 24th chapter of Matthew. We all know that that was the chapter that every scholar, every person goes to, to talk about the tribulation period. It comes out of the 24th chapter of Matthew. And now, let's....

If that is so, now.... 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 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 who are.... Out of this tribulation judgment will come forth 144,000 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 seen the bride's gone. You can't place that anywhere else. Don't come back again until the 19th chapter of the book of Acts. [Revelation - Ed]

Now notice, for the sixth seal is the judgment seal of the Word. Now. Here, let's start out now and let's read. St. Matthew the 24th chapter. Now, I'd just like to give you something here I've just looked up to find. Now, St. Matthew from 1 to 3, well, is where we're going to read first.
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And he said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be one ... be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. [Now,] And [3rd verse] as he sat upon... mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when... these things be?... what shall the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

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Notice, now. Now, we are going to read, first for the.... “Then He answered them....” And then He's going to start to answering now, and we want to compare it with the seals. Now watch, the first seal is Revelation 6:1 and 2. Now we read 6:1 and 2.
And I saw... the Lamb when he'd opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of a 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.
Who did we find this fellow was? Antichrist. Matthew 24 now, 4 and 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.

See it? Antichrist. There's your seal, see. He spoke it here; and here they open the seal, and here he was-just perfect. Now, the second seal: Matthew 24 and 6, Revelation 6:3 and 4. Now watch. Matthew 24 and 6. Now, let me see what it says.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
All right. Let's take the second seal-Revelation 6:3 and 2. Watch what He says now.
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come... see. And there went forth 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.

Perfectly-just exactly. Oh, I like to make the scripture answer itself, don't you? The Holy Spirit wrote it all, but He is able to reveal it. Now, let's notice the third seal. Now, this is famine. Now, Matthew 24:7 and 8. Let's get 7 and 8, Matthew.
And nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines,... pestilences,... earthquakes, in divers places. All these things are the beginning of sorrows.
See, you're coming right on up now. Now, Revelation 6. Now we are going to open the third seal. It's found in Revelation 6:5 and 6.

And when he had opened the third seal, I beheld 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 penny... A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and... wine.
Famine, see? Exactly the same seal-same thing Jesus said. All right, fourth seal-pestilence and death. Notice, Matthew 24, we'll read the 8th verse. Seventh and 8th, I believe it is on this fourth seal, I got here. All right. Now.... What did I read back here? Did I read something wrong? Yeah, I've had that marked. Yeah, there we are now. Now we're going. Now we're going. All right, sir.

Now, let's start here at the 7th on this, the fourth seal; and on the 6th and 7th and 8th on the other one, on the Revelation. Now, let's see, the 7th and 8th of Matthew 24. All right. Now.
And nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines,... pestilences,... earthquakes, in divers places. All these things are the beginning of sorrows.
Now, the fourth seal, as we read it over here was.... The fourth seal was... begin 7th and 8th on this other now.
And when he had opened the fourth seal,... and lo the fourth beast said Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse:...

Now wait, I got this wrote down wrong. Now just a minute-7 and 8, now let's see. Matthew 24:7 and 8, now let's see. We'll get that. That's the third opening, isn't it?- Matthew 24:7 and 8. I'm sorry. Now, that opens up the rain... or the famine, opens up the famine. All right, now the pestilences and death.... Yes, sir, now we are going to it; 7 and 8-now, that would be the fourth seal. Let's see where we get the fourth seal.
“And when he had opened the fourth seal....” Yes, the pale horse rider, Death, see? And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and he... pale horse: and his name that sat on him was called Death, and Hell followed... him. And power was given unto him over the four parts of the earth, to kill with the sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Now see, that was Death.

Now, the fifth seal-Matthew 24:9-13. Let's see if I got this right now again, see.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: [there you are] and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And when... and then many shall betray... many shall be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and... deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that... endures to the end, the same shall be saved.
Now, we are on the fifth seal now, and that was last night, see. They would deliver you up, betray one another and so forth.

Now, watch here on the sixth seal; 6:9 to 11. Now, let's get that one: Revelation 6:9 to 11.
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,... Lord, holy and true, dost thou... 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 fellow-servants also and their brethren,... should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Now you see, under the fifth seal we find here martyrdom. And under the 24:9 over here to 13, we find also that it was martyr. “They shall deliver you up and kill you,” and so forth. See, the same seal being opened. Now, in the sixth seal is the one we are coming to now. Matthew 24:29 and 30... 24, and let's get 29 and 30. Here we are. Now, we are going to get also Revelation 6:12 to 17. That's exactly what we just read. Now, listen at this. Now, it's what Jesus said in Matthew 29... 24:29 and 30.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days [What... it's tribulation of this... amateur tribulation they've went through here, see.] the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of... heaven shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall be 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.

Now, read over here in Revelation now, the sixth seal, the one we are on right now.
And... behold when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth [see] of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree cast her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll as it is rolled together; and every mountain and every island... 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 unto the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come;... who shall be able to stand?

Just perfectly. Turn right back over and see what Jesus said here now in Matthew 24:29. Listen (after this Eichmann case and so forth).
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened,... the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: [Now watch.] And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and they shall see... 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 great power and... glory. And he shall send forth his angels [and so forth] with a... sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather them together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

See, just exactly, comparing what Jesus said in Matthew 24. And what the revelator here opened up in the sixth seal, is just exactly.... And Jesus was speaking of the tribulation period, see. First they asked when these things would be, when the temple would be taken away. He answered that. The next thing they asked: when they were to... come time there come the martyr age; and when this would be, when the antichrist would rise, and when the antichrist would take away the temple.

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Now, I want you to notice, Jesus (about tomorrow night on this), Jesus omitted the teaching of the seventh seal. It's not here. Watch, He goes right on with parables now, after that. And John omitted the seventh seal, the seven, last... the seventh seal. That's going to be a great thing. It's not even written-omitted this seventh seal, both of them did. And the revelator, when... God just said.... John said there was just silence in heaven. Jesus never said a word about it. Notice now, back to the 12th verse. Notice, no beast (that's the 12th verse starting off on our seal to see it opened), no beast-like living creatures was represented here either-like it was on the fifth seal. Why? This happened the other side of the gospel age, in the tribulation period.

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