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1On Good Friday on April 12, 1963 I think it is interesting that Brother Branham preached a Sermon called The World's Falling Apart And not knowing that the Lord placed the same thoughts on my mind for tonight, and it ties together The Sixth Seal and the Book of Joel.
2Now, last Sunday we spoke mainly from paragraph 84 of brother Branham's sermon, "What the Holy Ghost was Given for" where brother Branham said, 84 "When the moon and stars is gone, and the earth has weeped itself into the mountains, and the deserts and everything is no more, and the world's a-toddling like a drunk man coming home at night, and the stars refuse to shine and fall from the heavens, and the moon turns into blood, and the sun blushes and hides its face, when they see the Son of man coming, you'll shine in the righteousness of Jesus Christ to come forth from the grave as a young, beautiful woman to take your mate and live forever and forever and forever; and all eternal ages you'll still be living. That's what the Holy Ghost is for."
385 If you feel the least tug, don't turn It away. What is the Holy Ghost? God in you. What's It for? To continue His work among His people; to bring His church together; to bring a church to a place in this day, far beyond the Lutheran, Methodist, and Pentecostal, into a place to a adoption and a rapturing grace, that when this part of the church, when the Spirit moves into this church here, it'll just raise. And it'll bring forth, bring forth all of the redeemed that's touched that Spirit. Those Lutherans who stood there with all the light they had in Justification; those Methodists that fell on the floor, and they throwed water in their face from the Spirit striking them through sanctification; those Pentecostals, that they walked up and down the streets and they called them "tongues demons," and "Jabberers," and "goose language," and all of that; they'll stand in the righteousness in the sight of God at that day just as certain as this Bible stands here.
4We showed how that all these things he mentions are part of the Sixth Seal, and in our study of the Sixth Seal, we found that we have a promise that we will not be here to partake in those events. They are Sixth Seal judgments, and the bride of Christ will be gone at that time.
5Then when we see these things beginning to form, and we look around and the entire Church world is focusing on these events, it ought to let us know how late an hour we are in. Most of the Church believe the church will go through the tribulation, and the Sixth seal are tribulation judgments.
6Now, I believe somehow that we may be here when the great earth quake hits California, but whether we are in this dimension or having just passed into that time of resurrection, where we may in a state where we can see this dimension yet we can not be harmed by the things that are taking place I do not know, and I do not pretend that I completely understand it. All I know is what a vindicated prophet of God said, and He said we will not be here for these events mentioned when the Sixth Seal Judgments hit.
10Then the second event will be the darkening of the sun like sack cloth. Now, I do not believe for one second that was the solar eclipse we saw last week even though the sun was darkened, but only for a minute it was, and there was still a ring of light coming around the moon, so it was not black like sack cloth. But this word sackcloth speaks of grief, because everywhere in Scripture when they wore sackcloth it was worn for a period of grieving. And it was associated with ashes. Sackcloth and ashes.
11Matthew 11:21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
12Joel 1:13 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
13Now, we know that the Book of Joel speaks much about the end time, and we can not really understand the end time events without understanding the Book of Joel. Many of the end-time prophesies that Br. Branham spoke of come from the Book of Joel, as we see in all three chapters of the Book of Joel.
14Joel 1:1-3 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, Notice how the Book of Joel starts out, Blow ye the trumpet in Zion. Brother Branham said whenever you read the Word Zion in the Bible it refers to the Bride.
18Now, back to Joel, "and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; (it's right around the corner and it will be earmarked as) 2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. 3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. 4 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.
19Many of you that listen to the tapes have heard brother Branham refer to this prophecy many times. But let's continue to read on. 5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; (notice the cry to awake, just exactly like that to the foolish virgins) and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.
21Jesus speaks of the new Wine as being filled with the holy Ghost. And teaches how the man must have a sanctified new life to receive it in Mark 2:22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
22We know in the Book of Acts that men thought the pouring out of the Holy Ghost was what actually men who were drunk from new wine. But the Apostle Peter spoke to them and told them it was actually the pouring out of Holy Ghost as foretold by Joel the prophet.
23Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. 14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
25Joel 1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. 7 He hath laid my vine waste, (the church) and barked my fig tree: (that's Israel) he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.
26Now, the fig tree represents Israel, and this nation which is represented here as having teeth like a lion. Notice it is not a lion, but it "has teeth like a lion", so it appears from looking at it's mouthpiece that has teeth like a lion, that it is a lion, but it is not. And it comes against Israel, to strip her of her fruits.
27We read in the Book of Revelations 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
28Now, this beast is also spoken of in Revelations chapter 17 and 18 and we find it is a city that rules over the kings of the earth and that city sits on seven mountains. Now, the only nation city is the Vatican city which is a City State. It is a separate nation altogether, and it is ruled by the Pope. So you can bet all this trying to split Israel in two is her doing, because you can see that every president of the free world has kissed the ring or bowed to the pope or knelt in submission to him.
29Revelations 17:1-2 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. ...17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
30Now, back to Joel 1:8 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. 9 The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD'S ministers, mourn.
31You see, the five foolish virgins are girded with sack cloth, because the Meat in due season is no longer. It has been cut off from the people. She went out to meet Him but realized she was not ready, and the door was shut.
3210 The field is wasted, (no more mission fields, it's over. ) the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, (no more pouring out of the Holy spirit) the oil (Oil represents the Spirit and it) languisheth. 11 Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. (Harvest is over and the gleaning has been very little, one in a million, and there will be nothing left but shame and scorn for the ministers who did not make it. They are the husbandry men, and vinedressers, and it says, "be ashamed, because the harvest of the field perished".
3312 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.
3513 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
3714 Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, 15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
42It's all over at this point.
18 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; (no place to feed anymore) yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate. That word desolate was translated from the Hebrew word "asham" pronounced "aw shame", and it means guilty, and fit for punishment.
43Having no pastures, no "pastors", because they that are left along with their pastors which they realize led them wrong, they will scatter knowing they missed it because they allowed that guy to deceive them.
4419 O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field. 20 The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
46Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, (sound he alarm for the Bride) and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
47Every pastor should be blowing the trumpet each time the people come toghether, letting them know how close the coming of the Lord really is. And if they are not, then they are not true watchmen of God.
2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. 3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. In other words, like the curses of Deuteronomy 28, the enemy comes into a beautiful land and lays it desolate, ruined, and nothing to build upon. Like this nation has done with Libya, and Egypt, and Yemen, and Syria, and Jordan, and Iraq.
48Under the dictators of those countries, like Libya, where Gadafi took the oil recenues, and gave them back to the people, each couple who married were given $10,000 dollars to start their new lives together and a new home as well. The Christians flourished under Saddam Hussein. And the Jews and Christians lived peaceably in Yemen, and Egypt. But look at the destruction this administration is leaving behind in those places. Propping up the Muslim brother hood, and killing off all the Christians. The persecution has begun.
494 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. 6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. 7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: 8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. 9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. Notice it speaks here of stealth technology.
5010 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: 11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
5112 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God? 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, (sound the trumpet to the bride before it is too late) sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
5317 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? 18 Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
19 Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:
5420 But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. 21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. 22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.
5623 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. 25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
5727 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. 28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
58Now, that ought to let you know these blood moons and solar eclipses are to let you know the great and terrible day of the Lord is on it's way. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion (that's the bride) and in Jerusalem (that's the 144,000) shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
60Joel 3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. 4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; 5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things: 6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border. 7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head: 8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, (that's the wall street Jewish bankers) and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
61The gentiles are getting retribution for what they did to the Jews, and God has set up certain Jews to deal harshly with the gentiles. Look, no-one can escape what they were predestined to do here on earth.
629 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: 10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. 11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. 12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. 13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 16 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.
63See this speaks of the gathering together of the nations against Israel and that coalition is being gathered right in the United Nations and has been for the past several decades. But someone had to come in and get things stirred up in the Middle East and it looks like that guy in the white house was ordained to do what he is doing.
17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim. 19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, "for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
64The present day conflict between the Arabs and Jews began as a family conflict between Ishmael and Isaac first, and then Easu and Jacob. When Esau became embittered against Jacob, he left for Seir, to link up with the Ishmaelite's, and Seir became Edom.
66Again in the book of Daniel we see sackloct and ashes mentioned together. Daniel 9:3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
68Now, back to the Sixth Seal.
1st a great earth quake
2nd and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair,
3rd the moon became as blood;
4th And the stars (asters) of heaven fell unto the earth, The actual Greek word translated here as star is actually "Aster", which we get our word asteroid from.
5th mighty winds 13 "even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind."
6th Pole shift. 14. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; The key here is that it has to be rolled for the heavens to depart.
7th it is only fitting that the pole shift takes place before "every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
8th 15. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, (that's all the generals) and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
69Now, we can not say these are chronological because I believe the elites will hide themselves before too much happens. The Mighty earth quake might send them scurrying for their holes in the ground like a bunch of rats. But they won't be safe there, for there destruction is spoken of in the Book of Isaiah.
70Isaiah 2 (King James Version) 2And it shall come to pass in the last days,… 10Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. 11The 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.
7112For 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: 17And 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. 18And the idols he shall utterly abolish". 19And 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. 20In 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 (those who dig tunnels, in fact the machine you se pictured below is called the mole by our government) and to the bats; (those who dwell in caves and caverns) In other words the rich will pay out their wealth to gain entrance to the tunnels and underground caves and caverns. And that is exactly what the next verse tells us. 21To 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. 22Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?
72Uncertain sound 61-0429E P:23 So there's no security. There's no way to get away from it. You can't dig down, them bombs will blow a hundred and fifty feet in the ground, for a hundred miles square almost. And that's what we know about. What of those that we do not know about? Every nation has its secret things they're holding back. And just wonder what we do not know about. Then they're talking about all this parading and going into places, and finding somewhere, a bomb shelter, digging down in the ground, going to move the government under some tunnel. What good would it do? Well, if one of them bombs would hit, and you'd be fifteen hundred feet below it, it would break every bone in your body, the concussion would.
73Queen of Sheba 60-0710 P:53 People today trying to dig down into the earth to find a bomb shelter, to put the government down in Kentucky somewhere in one of the caves. ... Well, I'll tell you right now, the Church has a shelter. It's not made out of steel; it's made out of feathers. Under His wings the Church will abide, and will be lifted up into glory away from the things of the world.