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1Revelations 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. 17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
3In the summer of 1975 I went through officer candidate school for ten weeks (basically my entire summer vacation). During the course of our training the emphasis was given to us that we were no longer being trained for jungle warfare but for warfare in the middle east. So what we see taking place over the last dozen or so years with dessert storm and Afghanistan, and Libya, and now Syria, and soon to be Iran, is a war plan that was drawn up more than 40 years ago, (an entire generation ago).
4What is interesting is that the Bible predicted this great battle over two thousands years ago to come at the end of time before the Millennium, and we are seeing the fulfillment of it in this end time season.
5223 QA on Genesis COD 11-58 -- 53-0729 Look how the "abomination" of Daniel, and so forth, you know, when Jesus said. "When the great Prince shall come, He will prophesy a thousand and two hundred and threescore days," which was three years and six months. And that's exactly what Jesus preached. He come to the Jews alone, then He will be cut off for a sacrifice for the people. "And that abomination maketh desolation," the Mohammedans set up the Moslem of Omar there. "And they would tread down the walls of Jerusalem until" (Whew! Until what?) "the Gentile dispensation be fulfilled." And then He will return to the Jews again, and there's when the Battle of Armageddon takes... There He called the Gentiles, to take a people out for His Name, His Bride, Notice. Yes, sir. The hundred and forty-four thousand are all redeemed Jews that's got to stand there yet.
6QA Image of the Beast 54-0515 P:129 47. Will the prophecy of Ezekiel 38 and 39 be fulfilled before the rapture? I think not. I think the next thing we look for is the rapture of the church. And then that's when Gog and Magog comes down is the Russian armies who comes in after...Look. Mr. Bohanon, who used to be the superintendent here in the Public Service Company, a very fine Christian man... And he talked to me one day; he said, "Billy, I tried to read, and I tried to ask my pastor to explain Revelation." Said, "We got over there and we got it all mixed up." Said, "John must've been eating some--something that night and had a dream." I said, "Mr. Bohanon, shame on you." I said...He said, "Well, no one can understand that." I said, "Not no natural man, but the Holy Spirit can reveal it." He said, "Well, looky here, Billy." He said, "The Bride was standing on Mount Sinai. And here was the water spurted out of the mouth where the dragon was making and brought war with the Bride. And the Bride was in heaven at the same time. Figure that out."
7211 Questions and Answers 54-0103.1M Then what come? Now, look! Oh, when I think of this, my heart jumps. Now He said, "Hold the four winds until" (in other words) "we seal the servants of our God in their forehead." The servants, the "Jews." (John turned, said, "I seen a hundred and forty-four thousand sealed away.") Now, the winds all started in, and they would have covered the earth and the battle of Armageddon would have took place in the First World War, but...
8Questions and Answers 54-0103.1M Red Sea and all these things they're putting out in the fields that's there, the Jews, real rich, then that same thing will pollute their camp again. Yeah! They'll come right down, the cities of the world. Russia will come down, say, "We just got to have that stuff. That's uranium and everything down there, we got to go get it." And as they go down, then will be the battle of Armageddon. That'll be when God will stand like He did in the valley for the children of Israel and fight again. But that'll take place until the Gentile dispensation will be finished. And when that time is finished, she's cut off.
9259 The Mark of the Beast 54-0513 Now, oh, when I read this, sometime my heart leaps for joy, all right, when I think of how that we're living here in the last day. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength to the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them. There comes the Battle of Armageddon; ready for the Millennium. For he is the Lord of lord, and the King of king. (Don't be shook up) And they that are with him are called, the chosen. Not you; He has. You got the Holy Ghost, you ought to shout victory. God chose you before the foundation of the world. If you can't see Gospel Light, it's because you're just blind. Chosen, and faithful. And he said unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sits, are peoples, multitudes, and nations, and tongues. In other words, this woman setting here, the church, is going to give out her doctrine to every people, multitude, and tongue. There she is. She had rule over them. She is setting over them, the power dominating them. She is setting on seven hills, clothed in scarlet, decked the richest in the world. There she is. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall...Watch now, you're coming into the powers of communism. These shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
10The Mark of the Beast 54-0513 E-42 Notice, the very next verse, the 12--13th verse, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." What's the next? Armageddon. Church is gone then after the third angel's message. We was preaching the other day in the church, of them angels, and giving the seven last angels, and the angel's message. And this special anointing come of those three ages, those three last angels. Notice now in Revelations 7. John, packed away in the Spirit, into glory, and he saw this coming, he said, "I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds." Now, listen close, keep your Scriptures ready to be written. "Holding the four winds, that the wind should not blow up on the earth, until they had sealed the servants of our God in their forehead." Now, compare that with Ezekiel 9. See Him come forth with slaughtering weapons and hold until the writer went forth and sealed.
11E-32 Beginning and Ending of the Gentile Dispensation 55-0109.2E Now, Daniel is given this assurance that at the end of the Gentile dispensation... Read when you go home, tomorrow read the 11th chapter. You can see how the king of the north is coming down, which is nothing else but Russia. Coming down to press against it, like a whirlwind. And the great battle of Armageddon will be fought right there near the gates of Jerusalem. Notice, oh, I love this. "And at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that's been found written in that book," the Lamb's Book of Life. "Michael, the great prince, shall stand up." For what? For thy people. All right. "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake." When? When these times take place. "And some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contemptment."
1233 Just as sure as there's an Everlasting Life, there's an everlasting departure. It determines on how you treat Jesus Christ in your life. If you love Him, and born again and got His Spirit, you've got Everlasting Life. If you don't, you have not Everlasting Life. If your name is written on the Lamb's Book of Life, you have immortal Life. If it's not written there, you'll not be recognized. What is it? All those prophesies are fulfilled, everything right down to this time.
1334 The head of gold has passed away as Daniel said it would, the Babylonian kingdom. Succeeding that He said would be the Medes and Persian. They succeeded the Babylonian kingdom, and they fell away to who? The Grecians, Alexander the Great. And they fell away, to what? The Romans. And the Romans broke up to all the world, the eastern and western Rome, the two legs. And he said iron and clay was on the toes, the ten toes, the ten kingdoms. And he said they wouldn't mix, and they'd intermarry among one another, Romanism and Protestantism. And in that day when this thing exists, then the Stone was hewed out of the mountain without hands and rolled in and broke the thing to pieces. And it took the place of the image.
35 So, my brethren, we're having troubles tonight: wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes in divers places, perplexed of time, distress between nations. I've just come back from overseas, and I haven't seen a nation but what's trembling in their shoes. They don't know what's going to take place next. But aren't we thankful tonight that we do know what's going take place next? The Lord Jesus Christ shall come the second time in glory and majesty, and every one that ever was found written in the Lamb's Book of Life shall rise with their loved ones to meet the Lord in the air. Oh, what a marvelous thing. That's the reason we say our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' Blood with righteousness. All around my soul gives way, He's all our hope and stay.
1436 "And at that time Michael shall stand, the great prince." Michael was Christ, of course, Who fought the angelic wars in heaven with the devil. Satan and Michael fought together, or fought against each other, rather. And now... And at that time," He said, "as many was found written in the book was delivered, and those who had done righteous..." Watch at this. And they that--and they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn away many to righteousness as the stars for ever.
15E-58 The Arrow of God's Deliverance 56-0801 Heavenly Father, now, the great strategic time is at hand. The time is at hand when... I have witnessed to You with all my heart. I've tried with all my heart to correct, and to exalt the Kingdom of God, and to bring down judgments upon the people. And they have repented, Lord. Many have raised their hands with honest confessions that they're ashamed of their sinful life. God, I don't believe one raised their hands that You didn't forgive. And now to show them that You're here, not that You have too, anymore, but may You appear in here in such a physical manner tonight that they'll see and be happy that they raised their hands to a God that lives. And when we're living in this great strained time, we look at the papers, we see the great Armageddon coming up. We see the tanks, the atomic bombs. We see the end of the Gentiles is at hand. We see the world ripe. We see sin on every hand. It's time now. It's at hand. God, we're so glad that we've got a living God. We've got One who promises He's right here with us, showing Himself visible among us. And we thank Thee for it. Will You let Your humble servant, by Your predestinated gift, represent You tonight before Your people, I pray, as I humble myself before you. In the Name of Jesus, Thy Son. Amen.
16QA God being misunderstood COD 61-0723E P:44 143. Will Ezekiel 38 and 39 come to pass before the rapture? Now if you will notice, Ezekiel 38 and 39 deals with Gog and Magog, which is Russia, the north country. Now, I do not say that this is correct, but to my way of teaching it, that, it comes to pass after the rapture, after the church is taken up. And God deals with Gog and Magog when they come down before Israel there. And I think that will come to pass after the rapture. Now, that doesn't make it so. See? But that's just my way of teaching it. I suppose that's what they wanted to know, what my idea was.
1783 Seventy Weeks of Daniel DA 89-141 -- 61-0806 Now, let me stop right here just a minute. That you might know beyond one shadow of doubt, I just wouldn't take that one place. I can take it through the entire Scriptures and prove you that one week is seven years in the Bible. I just did it over here in Revelation the 11th chapter and the 3rd verse. Them prophets will prophesy one thousand two hundred and three-score days, which is in the midst of the last week of the Jews. Then they're cut off and the Armageddon sets in. Then if that be so, there it is again exactly thirty days in a month. See? Then it's not no thirty-one days and twenty-eight days and so forth--it's exactly thirty days in a month each time.
18215 Seventy Weeks of Daniel DA 89-141 -- 61-0806 And, oh, watch these two prophets, when they raise up here. And in the middle of the week they're cut off like that, and then starts the battle of Armageddon, then God begin to speak Himself. Then He stands and begins to fight. That prophets are striking the earth. They're preaching the Name of Jesus Christ. They're baptizing the same way. They're doing the same thing that the first Pentecostals fathers did, and many are following them. But that who's confederated, that organization moved right on down, and even the power of those prophets didn't break it. And finally they said, "We will make it all one organization," and he brings in (what is it?) the abomination, Romanism, to over-spread the whole thing that makes desolation. The abomination that maketh desolation takes in everything, the filthiness.
19220 Seventy Weeks of Daniel DA 89-141 -- 61-0806 DA 89-141 -- 61-0806 Now I just had you all to repeat it over: "Keep your eyes on Russia." You remember that? "Keep your eyes on Russia. She will all wind up in Communism. And then it'll all wind up finally in Catholicism. Remember, it'll all wind up in Catholicism in the end time. That's exactly right. That's at the battle of Armageddon, right over in here when Christ comes Himself.
20Now, Who would have ever guessed that Communism a system void of God, would be swallowed up by Catholicism? And I do not know how many of you are aware that Mikhail Gorbachev back in 2008 told the world that he has always been a secret Christian, raised and baptized in the Catholic faith. And his wife's parents were killed for having a religious relic in their home by the communist party, and she was raised up Catholic and it is said she was a very dedicated catholic. And he said he didn't come out publicly about his faith until the Soviet Union was dissolved for fear of his own political party. But He was the President of the Soviet Union, and he was responsible for dissolving the Soviet Union, so that she is back to being just Russia, and I believe that is so she may fulfill the prophecies about Russia. And I think it is interesting that the only World leader who has spoken up on behalf of the Christians being killed in the Middle East by militant Muslems was Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
21Strange how that Russia is reviving Christianity in it's country even hold a national holiday for the birth of Christianity in Russia, while the USA in its legislature, Administration and Judicial cases does everything it can do denounce Christianity.
23MOSCOW - July 28, was celebrated in Russia en masse twice before -- in 1888 and 1988 -- but this July 28th's holiday was the first time it was marked on a state level. Its millennium celebration in 1988 under Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was widely considered a turning point for the church's revival while Russia still lived under Communism. In a stunning example of the resurgence of Christianity in general and the Russian Orthodox Church in particular, President Medvedev marked the adoption of Christianity in 988 with a new public holiday. This open demonstration of the Kremlin's support for the Orthodox Catholic Church has grown increasingly powerful since the fall of Communism.
24Since the fall of the Soviet Union almost 20 years ago, the Orthodox Catholic Church has undergone a revival as Russia's leaders have endorsed it as the country's main faith. Vladimir Putin, Russia's leader and Mr. tough guy, after lighting a candle in Veliky Novgorod's Saint Sophia Cathedral, said "This was an event of colossal significance ... Russia made a historical choice" This official State recognition of a religious event would be impossible in the United States because of our separation of church and state laws.
25Recently in the New York Times Vladimir Putin invoked God quite emphatically when he wrote "We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal." Earlier this year Barack Obama skipped Church on Christmas Day while the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, attended mid-night mass celebrating the Russian Orthodox Christmas in Saint Christ the Saviour Cathedral in the presence of 4,000 people, including the church Patriarch Kirill.
26And now Russia is investing $100 million to rebuild Christian churches throughout the country, and its coming from Russian tax payers. You could never expect to see this in the USA because of our church and state separation laws. Instead of being outraged the Russians citizens are all for it.
27from a website entitled, MinistryValues.com they wrote, "In addition to the formal exchange of wishes and thanks with the Patriarchate of Moscow, the Russian government gave the Christian Church a dramatic Christmas gift. Meeting with the patriarch at the Danilov Monastery, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that the government would provide 2 billion Rubles which is equivalent to about $100 million US dollars to restore holy sites, monasteries and churches destroyed during last century's atheist drive by the Soviet Union against religion. He also said that the Novodevichy Convent, one of most beautiful and important in the country, would be given back to the Patriarchate."
28Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedeve the two main leaders in Russia today, go to Church frequently, are seen kissing icons of the Virgin Mary, and actually seek political and moral counsel from the Russian Orthodox Clergy. Furthermore, Vladimir Putin wears a Christian cross with him at all times. Meanwhile our president wears a ring that praises the false god Allah as being the one true God. What a curse on America, and the people "love to have it so," as the Bible said they would. America has become aetheistic while Russia in becoming Catholic.
29But remember, brother Branham said communism would give way to Catholicism, and accordingly this year, the Russia Justice Ministry plans to amend the laws on "Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organisations", which, if approved, will restrict activities against other Christian communities, such as Evangelical Christians and I am sure Message churches. The new law plans to add religious education in public schools as well as hiring chaplains for the armed forces paid for by tax money. The Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow is said to be granted the right to vet parliamentary bills before they go to the Duma. If that happens then they are no more a communist nation but have become a Catholic nation like brother Branham said would happen.
30From his sermon, Experiences 2 47-1214 P:20 Now, there's coming a confederation of churches. It's already national. You know, and confederating. And there's two great powers a moving in the world. You know what they are without telling. There's one combination of power, and the other one is Catholicism and communism coming together. One against Christ, the other, the Catholic church. Those two powers are coming together. Every person in the world is going to be under obligation to take sides with one or the other. That's when the little Holy Ghost Church will come together. And I believe that God is going to hang It in the hall of fame one of these days. Persecutions...
31Seventy weeks of Daniel 61-0806 P:116 "There's three isms" trying to take ahold of the world today: Fascism, Nazism, and Communism." And what'd I say? They would all wind up in Communism. Now, I just had you all to repeat it over: "Keep your eyes on Russia." You remember that? "Keep your eyes on Russia. She'll all wind up in Communism. And then it'll all wind up finally in Catholicism. Remember, it'll all wind up in Catholicism in the end time. That's exactly right. That's at the battle of Armageddon, right over in here when Christ comes Himself.
32Indictment the 63-0707M P:132 Why did Russia become communism? Because of vulgar and dirtiness and the non-power of the Catholic church. That's exactly why this nation is taking over communism in a federation of churches and joining itself up with the Catholic church, which communism and Catholicism will unite together, you know. And here they are doing it. Why? Because they have rejected the Gospel that separates them and makes them a different people. Nonsense. That's exactly the reason. And ministers in the pulpit's putting up with it for a meal ticket, for a social standing of some creed, say, "I belong to So-and-so," swapping education for the power of God.
33Now, it is interesting that communism will come under Catholicism and is already doing it, but I do not know what the motives are for doing so, except that it is Russia's Catholic Orthodox Church, and not the Vatican they are giving allegiance to. But when Rome tries to take total control Russia will be the instrument of God to blast her out of existence once and for all.
34Mark of the beast 54-0513 P:48 There's that red dragon, the Devil. Where's his seat at? Not in Russia; in Rome. And said, "The Devil give him his seat and his authority, red dragon," not Russia. I hear great ministers saying, "The Russian is the antichrist." Why, the Russian has nothing to do with the antichrist. That's communism. The faltry of Protestantism and Catholicism has produced communism. The reason the Russians drove them out of there, because they had all the money, and had all the prayers said to them saints, so they built the biggest buildings, and had all the wealth of the people, and bundled it up like that. And they seen they lived no different, and was no different from any of the rest of the world, and they spued it out and formed communism. Now, if you'll give me one more night, if God does, I'll prove to you that communism is working straight in the hands of Almighty God to destroy the Roman... And remember, I say this as God's prophet: The Russian empire will drop an atomic bomb of some sort on the Vatican City and destroy it in one hour. THUS SAITH THE LORD. And the Bible said that God took them cruel-hearted men and put them in His hands, and they were instruments in His hands to fulfill His will, and to bring back to her exactly what she had coming to her. That's exactly. That's the Word.
36Revelations 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, (notice they stand afar off because of the radiation poisoning) saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. An entire square mile burnt and consumed in one hour. A fire will last for days, but not this fire which will rise up in a mushroom cloud to be seen afar off. It will take seconds to totally destroy that Vatican city. 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: Why? Because there is no gold to back up the currency any more.
38E-72 Thy House 61-0808 Now, the Bible predicts that in the last days that He will trap Catholicism, Romanism, and all those things, and communism, and all of them together in the valleys of Megiddo there, until there will be such a slaughter amongst them, until the blood will flow to a horse's bit--horse's bridle. See, that's in Revela... That'll be in... But thanks be to the heavenly Father, I don't think we will be here. By His grace, we won't. We will be in glory then. See? That will be right after the two prophets has prophesied in the battle of Armageddon. That's when these Gentile nations gets so wicked, just keep on, and the confederation of churches, and all this come together, and God will take the Church, the Elect Church home out of every one. And all the sleeping virgin will be wait... Now, that bridle's bit there will come out from the sleeping virgins and all them back in that day. And Communism, when they're all meet there, and God said He'd plead with them like He did in the days gone by, you know, there in that valley. And that's where it'll ride to the bridle bits of the horses.
39E-74 Thy House 61-0808 But it is three spirits, just like communism, fascism... And we brought that out years ago, you know. Remember, I told you, I said it would be a thing would take place, would all wind up in communism. And that's where it's done. That's the same way it'll be at that time. You see? It'll be three unclean spirits that'll go forth. It'll... I really, truly believe right now, just to kindly outline it, if you don't mind... And if I add a little more to it when I go to explain it, well, you'll say, "You didn't explain it all together down there that night." See? If I do that. Here's what I think it'd be. I believe it's a spirit, the sleeping virgin, confederation of church, Judaism on the rejecting of Christ, the Jews that rejected it, and Catholicism. Because you see where it come out of the false prophet (See?), out of the mouth of the false prophet which was popery, from out of the beast. See? And all that where it come out of, you can see the backgrounds where it is. And that's the three unclean spirits that sets the whole world to Armageddon. See? And that's them three unclean spirits. Then you get that right in with the three woes. You remember the other day, I just brought it in. I said... Be seven last plagues, seven seals, and three woes, and three unclean spirits, and that comes through that.
40E-75 Thy House 61-0808 Okay, have you got another one, have you? "What significance does the Euphrates river have through Bible spiritually speaking?" Yeah. The Euphrates river, it's always been a great river, because the Euphrates river has a great place in the Bible. The first place we find, that it run right through Eden: Euphrates river did. The Bible says it come right through Eden. The next thing we find out, the Euphrates river also was a river that come right straight down through Babylon--same river. See? Euphrates river come right through Babylon. Now, we find out that the Angel poured out his vial upon the Euphrates river and dried it up, that the king of the north might come down. And I think what that will actually be, will be at the end time when they come into Armageddon. See, they have to come right down through Egypt there, to get into it. Right down through them countries, they'll have to cross the Euphrates to get in there.
41E-76 Thy House 61-0808 And the--the Euphrates river is when this great... made way for it to come down. See, making way for the king of the north to come down, the kings. That'll take place during the time of the battle of Armageddon in the last days. You see? That Euphrates river...
42Restoration of Bride Bree 62-0422 P:162 Now, now, therefore we find out that it's communism that's gathered together. God said Gog and Magog there will gather together (sure) to bring about the battle. That's exactly true, 'cause it's going to bring these forces together. It has to come; the Bible said it would.
43Ezekiel 38:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: 5 Persia, (Iran) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. 8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. 10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: 11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest that dwell safely all of them dwelling without walls and having neither bars nor gates, 12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? 14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? 15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: 16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. 17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? 18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. 21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother. 22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
44Now, as we see there will be a very supernatural thing take place, with all this earth quakes and hailstones of fire and brimstone, and not to take time today but the next time we meet I will go into all the climate and astrological phenomena that will take place at the time they assemble for this great battle. But remember we will be long gone from here when that takes place. So let's continue with Ezekiel 39...
45Ezekiel 39:1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 2 And I will turn thee back and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: 3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. 4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. 6 And I will send a fire on Magog and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD. 7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
46Victory day 63-0421 P:50 It'll finally wind up into the great battle of Armageddon. That'll be the last of it. When she comes to the battle of Armageddon, that'll settle the whole thing. Just before the great millennium, Armageddon is to clean off the earth. She re-purifies herself with this atomic blowing, and the volcanic ash, and thing sinks this soaked blood of men upon the earth, and sin, and crime. She sinks beneath the earth. The volcanic breaks out again, and renews, and cleans the earth for the great millennium. He cleans His church during that time for a people to live here. Amen. I say, I like that. Yes, sir.
47Notice Armageddon atomic bombs, asteroids, comets, wormwood. It's all part of the cleaning house for His bride. Oh how terrible yet how wonderful it all is. God cleaning the earth once more for his Seed so we can come back and live in peace here on earth for a thousand years honeymoon. And why a thousand years or more? To prove the curse has been removed, because when the curse came, the day you eat thereof is the day you die, and since no mane has lived to be a thousand years we will have a millennium here on earth to prove the curse is over. And then we will live in the new Jerusalem and travel out the four corners of the new earth in and out of the city for an eternity.
48317-3 The Fourth Seal 63-0321 Notice. What is this all coming to? Look what this is all coming to. What is it? It's going right back the way it did. It started in Heaven; it's coming to the end-time battle. The first thing in Heaven was a battle. Lucifer was kicked out and come to the earth; then he polluted Eden. Then he's been polluting ever since. And now, from the battle in Heaven, it's coming to the battle on earth, and it is to be finished on earth at the end-time in a battle called Armageddon. Anyone knows that. So there it started in Heaven. so, they kicked them out. Michael and his angels over-throwed them--just run out. And when they did, dropped right down in Eden, and here started the battle down here.
50325-1 The Fourth Seal 63-0321 Here comes Satan with all four corners of the earth with his Protestants and with his Catholics and all together, marching right up to the battle of Armageddon. All right. And here comes Jesus coming down from Heaven with resurrected saints--vindicated Word.
51QA on the seals 63-0324M P:165 38. Would you please explain about Satan being bound a thousand years, and being loosed for the battle of Revelations 20 and 8. What relationship does this have with the battle of Armageddon as mentioned in the Fourth Seal? Will Gog and Magog be gathered from the people of the new earth? Well, this is a long one, and I'll just have to hit the spot of it. See? Now, the first thing. Will... Now, maybe I can't explain it. I'll do my best.
52QA on the seals 63-0324M P:166 38a. Would you please explain how Satan is bound a thousand years, being loosed again for the battle of Revelations 20 and 8.That is not the battle of Armageddon. The battle of Armageddon takes place on this side when the tribulation period is ended. 38b. Now, what relation does this have with the battle of Gog and Magog? None. One is this thousand years, and the other one is the end of the--the end of the thousand years. 38c... as mentioned in the Fourth Seal, will Gog and Magog be gathered from peoples on the new earth? Satan was loosed out of his prison and went to gather all the people, the wicked, to bring them to this place, and God rained fire and brimstone out of heaven, and they were consumed (See?), two battles altogether.
53Now, so you are not confused by this question, the people are asking about the great battle spoken of in Revelations 20:8 and they want to know if this is the battle of Armageddon when Gog and Magog come down to battle against Israel. He says, no there is a millennium between the two battles. The battle of Armageddon is right before the millennium and the battle of Revelations 20:8 is after the millennium is over and the general resurrection takes place and then Satan will try to gather together all that are his and come against the encampment of Christ and His Elect. You see, they are not going to want to come willingly to the white thrown judgment because they know what is in store for them.
54Revelations 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
569 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
57Now, in case you are wondering what the second death is, brother Branham said in his sermon, Pergamean church age 60-1207 P:26 that the second death is the death of the soul. "Now, if there's one death, and we know about it, then there's got to be another death somewhere; 'cause one death we die it here in the flesh; the second death we died it in the spirit, the soul. It's, "And the soul that sinneth, it shall surely die." Die is just absolutely go out from everything (See?), Death means to be taken away; it's carried away, hid away. Then when our loved ones die, they're out of existence as far as we know. We call that death. But a Christian does not die. There's no Scripture that a Christian dies, because he's got Eternal Life. When a sinner dies, he's finished, and his soul will finally die. But when a Christian dies, he's just waiting with Jesus to the return back again.
58Smyrnaean church age 60-1206 P:77 Here's what the Bible said. See, see? He that overcometh shall not be hurt by the second death. The first death is separating from our loved ones. We'll go in the Presence of God, never out of His Presence. See? Now, if there's a second death, then it has to be the death of the soul. And then he that overcomes the world, or overcomes the things of the world, has Eternal Life and shall not be touched by the second death. There you are: Eternal Life. But the sinner... The Bible said, "The woman that lives in pleasure is dead while she is alive." That right? "The soul that sinneth, it shall surely die." What is die? Completely separate, no more. See? Now, it's cut off, is right. It's cut off; there's no more to it. How long will it be to take that? It'll go down through the same process it come in, and it'll come to a place till there will neither be nothing left of it. It'll just go back from ever what it's made out of.
5972 Victory Day 63-0421 It'll finally wind up into the great battle of Armageddon. That'll be the last of it. When she comes to the battle of Armageddon, that'll settle the whole thing. 73 Just before the great millennium, Armageddon is to clean off the earth. She re-purifies herself with this atomic blowing, and the volcanic ash, and things sinks this soaked... blood of men upon the earth, and sin, and crime. She sinks beneath the earth. The volcanic breaks out again, and renews, and cleans the earth for the great millennium. He cleans his church during that time for a people to live here.
6089 The Uniting Time and Sign 63-0818 Notice, they're right now uniting. You say, "Brother Branham, is that true?" They're coming to the Battle of Armageddon; exactly what they will do. See? And they're uniting for that right now. That's why we got the U.N. and everything we have. The Western World's uniting against the Eastern World, Communism and so forth, it's all uniting together. The churches are uniting together. Everything seems to be uniting. Uniting, uniting themselves together, we see that.
61Now, have you ever stopped to think of that? The western world is uniting against the eastern world? And we are trying to take down all of Russia's allies. Have you noticed that? We have had war mongers in the administration for the last four presidents at least. George H. Bush, where did his war lead to? The east. And Bill Clinton in Baznia, and George W. Bush in Afghanistan and Iraq, and now, Obama in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Iran. These are all allies of Russia, that's what this is all about. We are trying to isolate Russia and surround them. It's all leading to a final conflict between the only two super powers on earth. The cold war has just become a hot war that's what's happening.
62That is what ting look what's taking place today, we are interfering in the eastern world , and we are interfering with Russia's allies in the east, like Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Iran, and it's all gravitating to a showdown at Armageddon. And if Armageddon is after the rapture then how close are we brothers and sisters. And what kind of persons ought we to be. And how we should be in prayer constantly, but you don't pray because the revival fires are out. But knowing how close we are to the going home, how ought we to be never ceasing from prayer.
632 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
64Brother Branham said in his sermon 224 Ashamed of Him 65-0711 Way back in the jungles of Africa, on safari hunters, they had to take high-powered radios to hear Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, and them guys with that rock-and-roll and twist. And the natives, trying to see them act along, jerking their head and acting like that, the natives stood and looked at it. But, you see, they're not Americans like Pat Boone, and Elvis Presley, and Ricky Nelson, and them guys are. They're not Judases of that type, but they're... See, it's a spirit. And the spirit is not only in America, it has spread itself out over the world, to bring them to the battle of Armageddon. They act like that, whether they are... Whatever nation they come from, Africa, India, wherever it is, that vulgar and stuff has spread all over the earth, by just one man starting it.