Thank you very much, brother. Good morning, friends. It's a privilege
to be back here in the Tabernacle again this morning to continue this
great message that we're endeavoring to explain, this seventieth week
of Daniel. And we're happy to see so many that's gathered out on this
hot day, and yet we're sorry that we do not have the seating room. See
people that's packed together like that and standing around, it makes
it unhandy. And not being as comfortable as you should, it makes it
hard for you to understand. But we will do everything that we can to
make it quick.
And–and today, I hope that you'll (if I'm a little lingering)–that
you'll excuse me, because this is the nailing down time of this
message: the very time to nail it down. We set it in three orders so
that we could be sure to get it.
Now, of course, the–the visible congregation knows that these
are–this messages are being taped, and they're sent all around the
world. Practically every nation receives these tapes around the world.
And I'd like to say this to the listeners of the tape, wherever you are
and what part of the world that you're in, that there may be some
things in here that you might not agree with me upon the teachings that
I–I do. But I would like to state, brethren, maybe that if you would
explain it the way you saw it, it might be different from what I would
believe, but I would be glad to listen at what you've got to say.
And I… It's with the thought that I bring these messages from
the–God's Word, in my heart it's for the edifying of the church, for
all the church, the church universal, Christ's church universal. And I
certainly do believe that we're living in the last day. And my
endeavorance to explain this, and yet not try to make it–push it one
way or the other… I have never been guilty, as I know of, of doing
Many times people hear from tapes, and they say, "Well, I disagree with
that. He just don't know his teaching, doesn't know the Scripture."
Well, that–that may be all true. See, I wouldn't say that isn't true,
but to me, I–I study it, not taking any–any words… I read what
other men has to say and appreciate them. And everything that anyone
says, I appreciate it. But then–then I take it to God, and I stay with
it until I can explain it from Genesis to Revelation, and then see it
all hook up in the Bible, and then I–I know it's somewhere near right.
And 'course, where you're right, that's just one place that I got off
of the–the–the line at. And maybe where you're wrong or right, that's
where I got off the line, and vice versa.
So we appreciate all you fine people that's here in the audience this
morning, and for you fine people who hears these tapes. And we… All
that's done is all for the Kingdom of God. I have many fine friends
throughout the world that I appreciate so much, and believe that I'll
spend an eternity with them. And it would not be in my heart to try
to–to deceive those people by any means, but to try to bring to pass
everything that I can to help them.
I feel like Solomon did when he prayed and said–give him wisdom that
he might be able to lead God's people. That's my sincere prayer.
My associates with me here, around… I see Brother Mercier, and
Brother Roy Borders, and Brother Neville, and Billy Paul, my son; and
Gene's here somewhere, and the brethren, Teddy and them. I appreciate
all these people who come to help me.
I remember here not long ago, Brother Leo, a–a vision that he
had–dream, he called it–one night when we first met, that he saw a
great pyramid peak, way up in the air. And I was up there preaching
somewhere, and he climbed up to see what it was all about. And when he
got up there on top this peak, why, he said, way off in kind of a
silver-looking light, like a platter, I was standing preaching to the
people. And he attracted my attention, and I looked around to him, and
he said, "How did you ever get out there? How could I get out there?"
I said, "Leo, no one can come out here. God has to take a man here.
Now, you're not to come up here. You're to go down and witness to those
people down there, after you've seen it, that it's the Truth, that that
is the Truth." Leo climbs back down to witness to the people. How long
ago has that been, Brother Leo? Several years, hasn't it? Several
years. Since then, as far as I know, he's been faithful in doing that:
witnessing to the people that the ministry comes from God. Now, and
I–I do not want it to come from me. If it is from me, then it's no
good, because there's no good in a man. See? It has to come from God.
Now, when I look around… And yesterday afternoon I shook hands with
my friend Brother West. I haven't spotted him yet in the building. Yes,
I have now–this morning. And you know how far the people drive? All
the way from down in–in Alabama of a Sunday to get here, from way down
Brother Welch Evans, I missed him last Sunday. Somebody said he was
here today. Them people drive from Tifton, Georgia, to be here. And
Brother setting here, his partner. So many… Brother Palmer from
Macon, Georgia. And I see, I believe, Sister Ungren and them back
there. They're all the way from Memphis, Tennessee. Now, you think…
And others from other places. Just met a lady in here from over–way
over in South Carolina.
Now, you think that people here (I started looking, over from Chicago,
just different places) driving hundreds and hundreds of miles just to
attend a service. Then when they get here, no room to set down, not an
air-conditioned room, an old hot building to stand in–wiping
perspiration, taking the money from the table from their children to
come here to listen to that message. You mean to tell me there's not
a–beyond this serene somewhere that there's a place they're going one
of these days? Sure there is. That's faithful. Those people are tithe
payers. Not only do they come, they bring me their tithe and offerings,
and bring it into the house of the Lord, trying to do what is right.
God richly bless a loyal people like that. God's mercy and grace be
I see my friend Charlie Cox and those from down in southern Kentucky.
And just everywhere you look around, you see people from different
This young man setting here, I can't call his name. I met him in
Chicago. But you're from some Bible school away from here somewhere,
aren't you? Springfield, Missouri, Assembly of God Bible School. Yeah,
well fine. You see, they just come from everywhere in this little bitty
Just think, about–around thirty years ago when I laid the cornerstone
that morning, I was standing over there on Seventh Street, one block
away. I wasn't even married yet, just a young man. And I seen a vision
of the people packed and jammed in here from everywhere. And I was so
happy, standing behind the pulpit. And that's when He told me, "But
this is not your tabernacle." And He set me down under the skies. And
you know the rest of the story which is wrote on the leaf of the Bible
laying in the cornerstone there.
I'm so grateful for you people. I can't… That–that's so little
to–to just say, "Well, I'm grateful for you." But I pray for you. I
believe in you. I believe in your experiences of God. I don't believe
that a man or woman would drive hundreds and hundreds of miles to come
here to show what kind of clothes they were wearing. I–I don't think
they would do that. No. They wouldn't come here just to be seen.
They're coming here because they're deeply and in sincerity for the
salvation of their souls. My prayer is: "God, help me, help me to just
be at least half that sincere to try to minister to them with all
that's in my heart and looking to God."
The message you see this morning, it's drawed out here on the
blackboard here. It's just merely to make–to explain as I go along–to
try to make that you might understand what I'm trying to speak of.
And this Seventy Weeks of Daniel has been one great study: two days and
two nights, almost I've been, since the end of the week here I've been
on it, trying to find what words to say for truth. It's got to compare
with the rest the Bible. See? You just can't take it, just one little
Scripture and make a–an understanding, and then say, "Well, this is
what this says," and then turn around and say, "Well, but over here
It–It says something else, contradicts this." It can't do that. It's
got to say the same thing all the time. If you don't, why then–then
you're–you're wrong. And that's the way I've tried to teach it.
By the way, on the tapes–being it's on the tapes… The greatest
criticism I have on tapes, of my brethren out in the different parts of
the world, is believing in the grace of God–that I teach the way I
do–that we were predestinated before the beginning of the world.
My Pentecostal brethren, of course I know that your views are legalist
(See?), and I–I know it's a little upsetting to your views, but would
you as a Christian brother, would you just give it enough consideration
to get on your knees before God with your Bible and ask God to explain
it to you? Would you do that? Would you take the legalistic point and
try to make it connect from Genesis to Revelation?
And the seed of the serpent, that's the killer. Many people don't
believe that. But if you'll just read in Genesis, the Bible said that
the serpent had a seed, "And I'll put enmity between the serpent's seed
and the woman's Seed." So the serpent had a seed. And if the serpent's
seed was spiritual, then Jesus was not a man, so the woman's Seed was
spiritual. They both had seeds, and the enmity is still there. The
serpent had a seed. And if you'll just take your Bible and get down and
be real reverent before God, I believe God will reveal it to you.
And if you do not understand it, I'm–I'm available anytime to do my
very best to help you by letter, or by–or by personal interview, or
anything that I could do to help you. 'Course we realize that that
doesn't save a man, neither does it condemn a man, but it only brings
light upon the subject that we're all trying so hard to get the people
to see. It only brings light.
Now, to the audience that's visible, I said this because the tapes. You see? And these tapes go all–everywhere.
Now, let us bow our heads just a moment before we approach the Author
of this Word. And how many in the audience this morning is needy? Just
saying, "I'm needy; oh, God, be merciful to me." The Lord bless. And to
those who will hear the tape, when you hear it, may God grant your
Our heavenly Father, we are a grateful people, yet an unworthy people.
But we are approaching Thy throne of grace this morning, because that
we have been bid to come. Jesus said, "You ask the Father anything in
My Name, I'll do it." Now, we know that that is Truth.
And here in the audience and out in the–the land where the tapes will
go, there will probably be tens of thousands of borned again Christians
hear this. And we know, Father, that when we're borned again, that our
spirit is born from above. It is the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit,
upon us. And we realize that that Holy Spirit is all powerful and can
do anything for us that we desire to be done. Then, heavenly Father, we
would ask You to release our faith to that Spirit, that It might be
able to secure for us this morning, and for the glory of the Kingdom of
God, all these requests and desires, that we might be healed of our
sicknesses and our afflictions, that we might serve our God with all
that's in us.
Open up our ears of understanding today. And as I endeavor to bring
forth this great question and clear it in the people's mind… And I
have it written out here, Lord, upon paper and also drawn upon this
blackboard, this chart, but totally insufficient to explain it. Now, we
call on You, the great Master Who wrote the Word, Who inspired It, Who
gave It to the prophet Daniel; and we pray that You'll send the
inspiration this morning (in these last days as He said the book would
be closed until this time) that You will open our understandings; and
may there be a soft bedded faith in our heart that'll let the Word take
hold, and light, and bring forth the trees of righteousness in our
lives that It's intended to do. Our faith in God, may it secure that
for us this morning. For we humbly wait now, and dedicating ourselves
to Thee, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
30 Now, we are grateful for this morning for the grand opportunity again to open up these pages of God's eternal Word.
the reason that I have taken upon myself to try to explain this, is
because of… We're going through the Book of Revelations, and we just
come through the Seven Church Ages. And then at the end of the 3rd
chapter of the Book of Revelations, the church is taken from the earth
up into glory. And I have–trying with all my heart to get this to the
people that they are expecting something to happen that they see wrote
in the Book of Revelations when it was not applied in the church age.
And we're nearer the end than you think.
A few nights ago, Billy, my–or my daughter-in-law, rather, called me
way in the night, and said there was a man named Andy Herman (which is
a cousin of mine) was laying dying in the hospital. And I went out to
see him. They'd doped him so much that he was asleep, and I couldn't
talk to him. The next morning… I asked God to keep him alive till I
could… "Ad," he's a good man, but he just wasn't a Christian. He's
not an uncle, he's a cousin, married a cousin of mine.
And then, when Aunt Hattie told me standing there, she said, "Billy,
all these eighty years of his life, he hasn't served God." But said, "A
few weeks ago he was setting in the house…" He's eighty years old.
'Course he doesn't do much manual labor. But said…
He called her and said, "Hattie, you know what? Christ came before me here just a few minutes ago."
She looked at him and said, "Andy, are–are… What's the matter?" She said…
He said, "No. He stood right here before me, and He said something."
Said, "What did He say?"
"It's later than you think."
In a few weeks from then, two or three weeks, he was stroked and laying
paralyzed yonder in the hospital dying. I said, "Aunt Hattie, shame on
you for not calling me, or somebody, to get his heart in condition for
this hour that he's now arrived at."
I asked the Lord the next morning when I… He couldn't talk so I just
asked him; I said, "Can you hear me, Uncle Andy?" And he could nod his
head a little and move his jaw. I prayed for him, had him to confess
his sins before God. I wanted to baptize him, and Aunt Hattie wanted to
And I went down the hall to see a young lady that lives in the
neighborhood here, that they was going to send to the mental hospital,
and the Lord done a great thing for her: come home.
Then on the road up I met a colored sister, and she said, "Aren't you Brother Branham?"
And I said, "I am."
She said, "You remember me? I'm Mrs. Drye."
And I said, "Yes, I believe I do. Pete Drye and them, yeah, I–I
remember you." She looked into the room, and when we did… I wondered
why she said that. And there Uncle Andy done raised up in the bed, and
setting up there, moving his hands and arms like anybody else, trying
to get the thing–the bed thing down so he could get out of there and
get away. Now, they're coming to be baptized in the Name of the Lord
Jesus, he and his wife.
So… But what I said that for: It's later than we think. And I believe
that this Seventy Weeks of Daniel will bring it to our understanding.
Now, most of our Pentecostal brethren (which I said earlier on the
tape) that, they disagree with this. They're looking for a great,
powerful something to happen. And, my brethren, if you'll listen real
close and not–and listen, you'll find out that that great, powerful
something has done passed. Jesus is ready to return.
The church leaves on the 3rd chapter of Revelations. Nothing said in
there about–nothing but just the last thing was the last messenger of
the age. Then we deal with the Jews until the coming again with the
Bride in the 19th chapter. From the 6th to the 19th chapter is all
Jewish. That's where I want to get to my good brother over here during
these seals, Brother Wood, which was formally Jehovah Witness, he and
all of his family here this morning, that those 144,000 were not–had
anything to do with the Gentiles; they're Jews. See? And it isn't the
mystic body of Christ in the earth today; the Bride is that mystic
Body. By the Holy Spirit we're baptized into that mystic Body.
Now, we know that in the Book of Daniel here, where we've been
reading… We'll just read again because it's His Word. In the 9th
chapter of Daniel, 24th verse…
and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression,… to make an end
of sin, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in
everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and
to anoint the most Holy.
that's what we've been speaking on, and we ended up on that last Sunday
night, "anointing the most Holy." Here's where we begin this morning on
the 25th verse.)
that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to rebuild
Jerusalem… (That's "My holy city." See?)…
unto… Messiah the Prince shalt be seven weeks, and threescore and two
weeks: and the street shall be built again, and the walls in–even in
Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince
that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end
thereof shall be with great floods, and unto the end of the war
desolations are determined.
for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice
and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abomination he
shall make it desolate, even unto the consummation,… (That's all.)… and that determined shall be poured out upon the desolate.
Oh, what a lesson. I said to my wife the other day, "I wonder if the
people are really getting it." Now, I want you to get it. Don't… If
you–we have to stay here all day long, just stay. Now, we'll–we–we
want to get it. See? We–we want to know that it's Truth, and you… If
you can just only see it. And I asked maybe…
Then afterwards I'm going to leave the chart hang here, and you–you
can draw it out afterwards, come in here this afternoon, whenever you
want to, and draw out the charts and so forth. It'll help you to
understand. That's the reason I put it there, so that you would
Now, let's review just a little bit so we can get a base. Now, there…
Daniel was concerned about his people, because he had read Jeremiah the
prophet, and understood that Jeremiah had said that they would be in
captivity for seventy years. And then, he seen then they'd already been
in captivity for sixty-eight years. So he knew the time was at hand. So
he set aside all of his work, pulled down, as it was, his shades of all
his daily tasks, set his face to God, put on sackcloth and ashes, and
went to fasting and praying that he might understand when that time
would be. Then we find, as I have stated before… (…?… hold move
that but just a little bit… The fan's just a little bit too much; it
makes me hoarse. Then a… Thank you, brother.)
Now, that we find out that Daniel, he wanted this information for his
people. And I think if Daniel, reading the prophets before him, and had
this kind of an understanding that he was near the end, and sought God
to find out how close the end was, then I think we're justified by
seeing that we're at the end of the road now, to put on not sackcloth
and ashes, but throw off the things of the world and our cares of this
life, and seek God to find out what day of the year are we in, because
we see we're at the end. And so that the church will fast and pray and
be ready, that's why I have endeavored to take upon myself, not knowing
how to explain this, because I've bypassed it each time, and said,
"Them seventy weeks of Daniel…" because I could not understand it…
And that's why I've taken it upon myself now to try to explain it, and
I believe by the help of the Lord I can do it with His grace, to bring
it to where–show you how close we are to the coming of the Lord.
Now, Daniel was just in two years. Then we find out that while he was
in prayer, the Angel Gabriel rushed to him and not only explained to
him when his people were going out of captivity, but also all that was
determined for his people, all that was yet left for his people, He
said, "There's seventy of weeks yet left for the Jew."
Then we find he had a sixfold purpose, and one of them was: to finish
the transgression, and–and to make an end of sin, to make
reconciliations for iniquity, bring everlasting righteousness in, seal
up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
And we taken, last Sunday morning, Daniel in his condition down there
praying; last Sunday evening, giving the Scriptures, so that people
would read it when they got home. Did you read it? Did you like it?
Now, the sixfold purpose–and we find out that on this sixth purpose,
"to anoint the most Holy," we find out that most Holy always
represented the church, the Tabernacle. And the last thing was to be
done was to anoint the most Holy; that's the millennial tabernacle that
He'll live in during the millennial, that we'll live in.
49 Now, today now we are approaching, "What is the Seventy Weeks?" And this is a very vital part: The Seventy Weeks.
we know the Scriptures cannot lie. They have to be Truth. And if this
Angel Gabriel come and told Daniel that there's only seventy weeks left
for the Jews… Now, we would apply that to six day–or seven day week.
But in prophecy it's always give in parables.
And so, no doubt that down through the age there has been hundreds
times hundreds of people, scholars, abled men, trying to explain what
these seventy of weeks were. And I've read many of their commentaries
on it. And I'm very grateful to Mr. Smith of the Adventist church for
his views. I'm very grateful to Dr. Larkin of his views. I'm grateful
to all these great scholars for their views on this. And in reading
them, it enlightens me much that I can find places that looks right.
But to get the views that I–I thought that I would like to explain, I
searched through the encyclopedia of time to find out what time meant.
And we find out over here, we got time, time, and dividing of time.
What is time? What is a week? Now, that's been 3,430 years ago since
this was–since God started dealing with the Jew: many, many years ago.
Daniel was B.C., in that time was B.C. 538: 538 years before Christ
when he spoke this for time, time, and dividing of time and seventy
weeks. Look where seventy weeks would take him. Why, he was still in
Babylon in seventy weeks, and yet God told him that that was all the
time that was determined upon the people.
Now, my church here knows that all through the years I've always told
you, "If you want to know what day of the week it is, look at the
calendar. But if you want to know the time we're living in, watch those
Jews." That's the only timepiece. God 'lotted no–no certain times for
the Gentile. There was no certain space of time. And that's where I
think that many great writers, mixed it up, was trying to apply this to
the Jew and Gentile, because He said, "Thy people," but He was talking
to Daniel, not to the church, Daniel's people, the Jew. If He was
talking to the church, you can't make that run nowhere. You're–you're
way back, even before the coming of Christ. It'll run out in any kind
of prophetic weeks you want to put it in. It's already run out. But He
was talking to the Jews, so therefore the Jew is God's timepiece.
You remember here not long ago when Brother Arganbright of California,
the Vice President of the International Full Gospel Business Men's
Association, come to my house and brought a–a tape and–not a tape,
but a–a movie film, that they'd–of "Three Minutes Till Midnight."
That was taken on a scientific research. When I seen those Jews return
in, back into Jerusalem, I come down here at the Tabernacle, and I
said, "I feel like I've had a reconversion." Many of you remember that.
I said, "To see those Jews returning back…" Jesus said in Matthew the
24th chapter, "When you see the fig tree putting forth its bud, you
know what to look for." See? The Jews returning…
Now, I've got some comments wrote out here. I would like to go into
them. Now, and I'll–I'll–I'll take my time so that you can also write
them out. Now, this all takes place… These… Now, we… Up… During
the time that we're in now, all this takes place to… It's Jewish,
nothing to do with the church at all. Anything from Revelations the 3rd
chapter on to the 19th has not one thing to do with the church. You
cannot make it come out right. It's just not there.
Now, I want to explain how I found this. Now, on the board many of you
will see that I've got drawed out space-time, how that it comes into
space, so that it could be made that everyone can understand it. Can
you… You can't see it from the back I suppose; it's too small of
writing. And that's Becky's writing, so… And that picture… I had
one worse than that, but Becky drawed that, of the image of
Nebuchadnezzar's dream. And I think it looks more like a girl, Becky,
than it does a man. But anyhow, it'll–it'll furnish the information,
what we want.
Now, if we read in the Bible that there is seventy weeks determined
upon the people… Now, the… It has nothing to do with the church;
the seventy weeks has nothing to do with the church. If you notice
here, on the chart I've got the church age in between those seventy
weeks. We got it over here. Some Brother down in Georgia drawed it for
us over here as we went through the church ages. And we're sure we can
understand what this means.
This white in the church here, that means it was all apostolic. And
then in the second church age, they had the doctrine of the
Nicolaitanes–or they had the works of the Nicolaitanes; it had not
become a doctrine. The third church age it become a doctrine, and in
the fourth church age it was organized, and it was a Roman papacy. And
in the–the fourth church age that was the Dark Ages. You notice, all
the darkness on there represents Nicolaitanism or Romanism. The white
part represents the Holy Spirit, the church. As it was begin in St.
Paul's time, all the whole apostolic church was filled with the Holy
Ghost. Then the aristocrats begin to come in. Then they finally
consolidated and made a complete new church out of it, and just the
little church was burnt, and stoned, and fed to lions, and everything.
In the reformation come Luther, a little brighter. You see? In the days
of Wesley brought it in a little brighter yet. But in the last church
age here, the Nicolaitane church age, that's the age that we–not the
Nicolaitane, but the Laodicean–that's the age that we live in. You
notice, there's not too much light.
Someone was–seen the drawing of it up there, said, "Shame on you, Brother Branham, this great day of enlightment…"
I said, "I'll imagine when it's sifted down that doesn't even do it
justice." When you get the real pure in heart, borned again of the
Spirit… Remember, this was the only church age that Christ was put
out of His own church, of all of them. We got a great confession, but
do we have a possession is what we're talking about. Is Christ really
in the church? It'll be very much in the minority.
Now, now, let's outline Daniel's seventy of weeks. Now, I might repeat
here again: Ministers of the Gospel, if you disagree with this, all
right. They are divided in three periods, as we find out in Daniel
9–three periods: First, a seven week period; then a threescore and
two, which is sixty-two; and then a one week period. They're divided in
three different periods.
Now, I've got it divided here on the board. The first period, second
period, and to my understanding by the Gospel, by the Holy Spirit, that
the end time God returns again to the Jew.
Now, we know by all the Gospels that Paul taught and the others, that
God will return again to the Jews, Well, then if He's going to return
again to the Jew, how can we apply it back in Daniel's time? We've got
to apply it in this last age, and it's after the Gentile church has
been gone, 'cause He deals with Israel as a nation, we as an
Now, I got some writing here that I'd like to read to you as we go by.
Now, the going forth of the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem, which was
on the 14th day of March. If any of you want to put that down, in the
Hebrew you'll find it called N-i-s-a-n-Nisan, which means "March." The
issue was given on the 14th day of March, B.C. 445–the issue went
forth to build–rebuild the temple. You understand it, as you people
have read the Scriptures then. Until it was completed, it taken
forty-nine years to complete the temple and the city–to rebuild it.
And as the Bible said here, Daniel speaking–or the Angel to Daniel,
that the walls–and it would be built in troublesome times. And many of
us remember when it was built, they had a mortar block in one hand and
a sword in the other to watch the enemy. "And it would be built in
troublesome times." So here is where I find that getting my days…
Now, we got two–three different calendars. We go back to the old
astronomy calendar, and we find out that in the Julian calendar there
is 365 1/4 day in a year. They timed that by the passing of Sardis and
the different stars and so forth, they timed it. Now, we find in the
Roman calendar, that we live under now, 365 days in a year by the
calendar. But in the Christian or prophetic calendar we find there's
only 360 days in a year.
Now, you might wonder how this confusion come about. Now, this I can
only say as myself speaking. I believe that back before the
antediluvian destruction, back in the days of Job and so forth, that
they kept the time by the stars, and we understand–or back before that
time that the world stood upright. And then in the sin of man, the
overflow of the world, and it tilted and the floods came; therefore, we
have the great ice glaciers and so forth; and all the top and bottom of
the earth is full of ice. We know that. And the earth does not set
straight up; it sets tilted. That shook it out from where the moon and
stars, where they was looking at, and misplaced then, or–or you could
not keep time by it anymore, because it's setting lopsided–setting
tilted back. Therefore, it would not hit them stars at the same time,
because it's–it's out of cater to them stars. You understand? I
believe that's what it is.
It's laying back in that condition. And that only shows that this is
just a period of time. Can't you see? God don't have things out of
cater. He's just letting it run like that for a little time. And I
truly believe that that thing was done, and at this last days is when
God is going to reveal these secrets to the church. He hasn't done it
before, and the reason He hasn't done it is to keep the church
a-watching and praying all the time, not knowing when it was coming.
But you remember in Daniel 12 He said, "The wise shall understand in
the last–in this last days"? It's been given to him.
The Spirit of wisdom comes into the church to make known to the church
by the revelation of the Holy Ghost–bringing the church in and
revealing what day that we're living in. Just the same as Gabriel come
to–to Daniel, the Holy Spirit comes to the church in the last days to
reveal these great, deep, secret things. Do you understand now?
Now, that would knock out that astronomic year or the Julian
year–calendar (See?), the Masonic year, because the world's tilted. We
all know that from study in school, and it's out of cater. Therefore
they–them stars wouldn't pass in line of the earth at the same time.
Therefore, the Roman calendar is wrong too, because you cannot put
together the days… There's just many things that I could say right
here. That we find out by even nature itself teaches us there's only
thirty days exactly in the year.
Now, let's take Revelations where we're going to have to go over here
in the days of the two prophets. The Bible said they prophesied one
thousand two hundred and threescore days. Now, you take the astronomy
calendar, it would sure miss it a long ways from being three and
one-half years. And you take the Roman calendar that we have today, it
would miss it a long ways. But you take the prophetic calendar, and
there's exactly one thousand two hundred and threescore days in thirty
days to the month. See?
We have thirty days in some months, thirty-one in the next,
twenty-eight in some. See, we're all messed up. But God don't have it
jig, jog, up-and-down, back-and-forth; He hits it exactly the same
(Yes, sir.)–exactly the same–thirty days in a month, not thirty-one,
then thirty, something else. See? But that was all done in the great
economy of God to keep the church watching and praying, being ready,
have their garments washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Oh, in this last
days He promised… Now, we see where we're living. And remember, the
purpose, sole purpose is to do this.
Now, if there was seven… Look, there's exactly forty-nine
days–forty-nine years, rather, in the time of the building of the
temple, the seven–or seven prophetic weeks, seven weeks, 'cause
there's was seven weeks determined to the temple, to rebuild the
temple; and it was built in exactly forty-nine years. Now, we have the
meaning of the time of weeks, 'cause if the Bible said, the Angel said
it taken seven weeks until the building of the temple… And it was
exactly forty-nine years building the temple from–from March the 14th
until the–B.C. 538 until the temple was restored again and the streets
was restored, exactly forty-nine years. So what do we get? What do we
get? For if seven weeks means forty-nine years, then one week equals
seven years, and seven times seven's forty-nine just exactly. There you
So now, there's no more guessing about it. We know now that each week
meant seven years. Have you got it? Let's say it together: "One week
equals seven years." Now, we know we got it. One week equals seven
Here we are right here: the first week. [Brother Branham steps to blackboard to illustrate–Ed.]
Forty-nine years to the rebuilding of the temple. Now, this top line
here represents the Jewish nation as it goes across. This is just time,
and when it drops down here, it drops out of the Jewish nation into the
Gentile time, then goes up again and catches Israel and goes on.
Now, Gentiles was not 'lotted any certain time, just said, "Time of the
Gentiles." And we find out even Jesus didn't 'lot them a time, for we
find out here in Luke 21:24; He said, "They shall trod down the walls
of Jerusalem until the Gentile…" Let me quote that. I'm quoting it
just by memory. Let me read it, because it'll be on tape here, and we
want to be sure to get it right. All right. If you want to turn with me
to it, on St. Luke 21 and 24. I studied this clearly as best I could.
remember, not just down in Babylon, not just over in Rome, but to all
nations. That's where the Jew is today: all nations.)… and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Then there is a 'lotted time, but nobody knows when it will be. See?
It's a mystery. See? The Gentile's time, but Jews, and we cannot tell
time by what the church, whether it's backslid or whether it's going
on, or what's it doing; you can't tell by that; but look at the Jews;
there's the time calendar. Do you see it? God did 'lot them exactly a
day, and hour, and time, but He never the Gentile. He did the Jews, so
let's watch the Jews, then we'll see where we're at.
Now, now, the seven weeks was forty-nine years. We got it clear now
that one week is–one week is seven years–one week, seven years.
Now, we are told from the going forth of the commandment… Now, we are
told from the going forth of the commandment to rebuild the city to
Messiah (and Messiah was Christ, of course) shall be seven weeks and
threescore and two weeks, making sixty-nine weeks. See? All right. And
seven times sixty-nine makes 483 years. Now, you getting it down? If
you want me to run over it again, I'll be glad to do it.
Now, we are told from the going forth of the commandment to rebuild the
city to the Messiah shall be seven (seven, that's the first–first,
right here)–seven weeks and three-score and two (makes sixty-two and
seven is sixty-nine)–sixty-nine weeks. Seven times sixty-nine would
make 483 years. Therefore, until the Messiah (now, we're coming up to
this part here)–until the Messiah, there's got to be 483 years–483
Now, now, Jesus, Messiah, rode into the city of Jerusalem, triumph, on
the back of a white mule on Palm Sunday, April the 2nd, A.D. 30. Jesus
rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, A.D. 30. And now, now, from B.C.
445 to A.D. 30 is exactly 475 years.
But as we have already seen that the sixty-nine weeks makes 483
years… Now, there's where the trouble comes, right there. See? We've
got only with the marking of the Bible here, time, only 475 years, and
actually it's 483 years, a difference of eight years.
Now, God can't make it miss. If He said it would be so many days, it's
so many days. If He says it's so much, it's so much. So what are we
going to do? Now, the B.C. 475 to A.D. 30 are Julian or astronomy
years, which are 365 1/4 day in–in each. But when we reduce them days
to our prophetic calendar…
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 seven days is–that
seven–one week is–is seven years in the Bible. I just did it over
here in Revelations the 13 chapter–or 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 a–it's not no
thirty-one days and twenty-eight days and so forth; it's exactly thirty
days in a month each time.
Our prophetic calendar brings us to 360 days as we use now in the
Scriptures. We have exactly 483 (There it is.)–483. Here we have
exactly proof of the prophecy, exactly the truth. For from the time of
the going forth to build the temple until the destroying… Or when
they rejected Christ and killed Him in A.D. 33–when Christ was killed
is exactly 483 years. Now, from the going forth of the commandment to
rebuild Jerusalem was determined seven weeks, which meant forty-nine
years, and forty-nine years hit it exactly. Well, from the rebuilding
of the temple to the Messiah was 438 years, so 434 years and 434 times
49 makes exactly 483 years. It hit it on the nose exactly to the day,
from day to day. Amen. There you are.
Messiah the Prince shall come. See? Seven times sixty-nine is 484 years
exactly; it hit it on the nose. So then we know perfectly, we know
exactly that that Scripture is right. Here it is. But you see, all
When God had the antediluvian world and destroyed it by water, He
changed the astronomy date and then let the Romans come in and make up
their calendar, which it hits, and jumps, and so forth. And I guess
that in–even in the encyclopedia where I been reading…
Say, by the way, Brother Kenny Collins, is he in the building this
morning, Kenneth Collins? You know when you sent me that big bunch of
encyclopedia? You remember that? You sent me over there almost a truck
load of it. I thought, "What in the world would a greenhorn like me do
with all that?" You know, the Lord was leading you, Kenny. That's where
I got the information, right out of that old encyclopedia: Time. And I
was studying. And Becky uses them in her school. I got them down in my
study, down in my den room downstairs. And we went down there and got
it, and there we looked it up, and find it exactly, drawed all the
calendars and times that's ever been. See? So we got it.
There it is, exactly 483 years from the going forth of the commandment
to restore the–to restore the building till the time of Prince Messiah
was rejected, makes exactly 483 years by the calendar.
Now, you see, we using this same calendar right over here, because if
God used this calendar here, then He's got to use it the rest of the
time through the Bible. Is that right? God doesn't change. So if seven
weeks was forty-nine years, seven weeks again is forty-nine years. One
week is seven years (See?), so it makes it just perfectly. And if it
hit it exactly to the dot there, it'll hit exactly to the dot again.
Amen. Oh, my. That gets me all stirred up. Oh, I–I love–I love to
know what I'm talking about. I–I–I love it, because…
Like the old fellow said, down there in Kentucky, to me, said, "I like
to hear somebody talking who knows what they're talking about."
I said, "I do too."
He said, "That's what's the matter with you preachers. You don't know what you're talking about."
"Well," I said, "I appreciate your compliment, but–but there's some
things we do know what we're talking about." I know that I'm borned
again. I know that I've passed from death unto Life. I know there is a
God, because I've talked to Him. I've had Him talk through me, and
speak with me, and speak to others, and tell me about others; and I
know that He's God. That's right. He was so nice to come down and let
me have my picture taken with Him where the scientific world can't deny
it. And I turned over in the Scripture and seen that's just exactly to
fulfill this church age: exactly what takes place. So that I know that
we're here. Amen.
Now, we may not be educated; we may not be highfaluting people and
things like that; we may not be dignitaries; but we do know God. We
know Him because of the Holy Spirit, and it compares with word by word
through the Scripture that we know that it's true. We're living in the
Now, there… Remember now, that this prophetic year of 360 days in the
year… Look at everything else. Nature, as some of you people can
understand, even to the women, so forth. See?… Thirty–thirty days…
Just… You see, it's–it's… All nature's set up like that. See? Not
thirty one, thirty, or twenty-eight, or something, it's exactly thirty
days to every year. That's the–the prophetic calendar–exactly 483
Here we have the exact proof of the prophecy–445 years before was
exactly correct. Now, all that was prophesied to come to pass in those
seventy weeks never happened then, so it is left for the last days now.
Now, my Pentecostal brethren, now my Jehovah Witness brethren, do you
realize… Do you know where the 144,000 appeared? Do you know where
all the great miracles of Revelation appeared? Over in the Jewish age,
not in ours. There's nothing recorded in it, just the church getting
ready and going out. Sure, with the power of God we can do–work
miracles and exploits; we know that. But the real thing was over here
to the Jews; I mean, the real working power, miracle working.
The 144,000 don't appear there. They're over… They appear, not in the
3rd chapter; they're on over in the Scriptures farther. And now, we see
that all this stuff was to take place was over in this time of the
seventieth week, the last week. Now, if they've already had sixty-nine
weeks and lived it exactly the way God said they did, and it happened
exactly the way God said it would do, then there's one more week
promised to the Jews. Now, brethren, just get ready. See, see? Listen
how close we are. Last week seven–the seventh years…
Now, does everybody understand up this far? If you do… Everybody
understands up this far, that it's perfectly the truth; it's the Bible;
it's the prophetic years.
Now, we come up, and we got them up here to the rejecting of the
Messiah (See?), from the–to the rejecting of Messiah, the last week.
Now, I want to stop right here just a moment and explain this. That
when they rejected the Messiah was when they, of course, rejected Jesus
as Saviour and crucified Him. You remember over here what the Bible
said: "And He shall be cut off, but not for Himself, Messiah, the
Prince…" Now, think how close that prophecy hit. I want to get this
drilled into you, that if that prophecy hit exactly to the date,
exactly to the time, and exactly the way it said it would, this other
seven–this one seven weeks left–one seven years, rather–seven days,
seven years, will hit exactly according to the Scripture.
Now, remember, He was cut off: Messiah. Jews, God ceased to deal with
them. They did not go any farther. Then they were scattered by the
Roman Empire. And have you noticed on my chart here… I want you to
get this now and draw it. You notice here where I got the cross? That's
where they rejected. But the time extended out just a little bit
farther on that. See? Why? Thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy–forty
years later Titus the Roman general destroyed Israel–Jerusalem, and
scattered the people to all the world.
You see, Titus forty years later… So actually the Jewish time
extended till the complete… God wasn't dealing with them. He only
dealt with them until they rejected Christ. Then when they crucified
Christ, they cried, "Let His blood be upon us and our children," and
it's been ever since. But before they got scattered… Listen. Oh,
brother. Before they got all scattered to all the world, it taken God
about forty years to tear up the temple and scatter them out to all the
world. But God's failed to deal with them anymore. God failed to deal
with them anymore. He went dealing with the Gentile. You know
that–understand it now? Now, here we start in the church ages, the
Gentile time, God–away from the Jews.
Now, my missionary brother, that was to–to–to the Jews, a precious
dear brother here somewhere, here's what I want you to catch and
understand. See, God quit dealing with the Jews right there, because
God always deals with Israel as a nation. We all know that. Israel is a
nation. Gentiles are a people. And He had to take a people out of the
Gentiles for His Name. We'll get to that in a few minutes.
But now, in this seven church ages that we have went through in the
Gentile time, from the crucifixion of Christ until the end of the
church ages… Now, we got that–we've been through it all down. Now,
we're getting to a place where we can hit the–the–go into the Seven
Seals, Seven Vials, Seven Trumpets, and all that it pictures together,
all dealing with the Jews and God's judgment to the people upon the
earth, and the remnant…
Remember, in this great time of persecution, there's millions of
Gentiles will die in that, that rejected bride, that–that remnant of
the woman's seed, sleeping virgin. She goes right through that.
It's–it's just as clear as this seventy of weeks, just as clear. And
they will go through it. So if you haven't got the Holy Spirit, you'd
better get to It as quick as you can. We're at the end time.
Now, notice, seven church ages… Now, I won't have to go through them,
because we've got them on tape; and they're being put in books and
everything, that that was the time that… God never said there'd be so
many days, so many hours, or so many years; He never said anything; He
said, "Until the Gentile dispensation be finished," until… The walls
will be trod down, until God quit dealing with the Gentiles.
Now, we find out, that down through these ages, we had the Holy Spirit
come in, and then God, back in the beginning, begin to tell then at the
rejection of Christ… God showed John exactly what would take place
during the Gentile reign. Now, you haven't got any limited time like
the Jews, but we got a sign. We got a–we got a sign post. Well, God
did with the Jews just exactly what He said He would do in them
sixty-nine years–or 483 years, but sixty-nine weeks. And one week
left, one week's yet determined.
Now, we cannot apply it in here, 'cause this is Gentile, the church.
How many understands that? Now, this is Revelations; beginning with the
1st chapter until the 3rd chapter takes us over to Laodicea. Now, we
see exactly how this is all the church, church world itself, God never
included the sinner and just–unless he wants to get saved. But the
church world was all white; then come the Nicolaitanes who wanted to
form an organization. The dignitaries got into it. This was at Nicaea,
Rome, when they had the Nicene Council. And what did they do? They
organized the church, then it begin to persecute the Christians. Then
in the next church age, it almost, Christianity in the way of the
baptism of the Holy Ghost was all wiped out.
But then as you people know, that I went back and got the history, the
Nicene Fathers, and the Pre-Nicene Fathers, and all the histories of
the church, and the most ancient manuscript that I could find, and
every one of them proved to you that the church that God was talking
about was not that organized Catholic church or no other organization.
God was talking about… And all those great stars of the age were men
who taught the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the baptism in the Name of
Jesus Christ, and the coming of the Spirit of God, and–and speaking in
tongues, and interpretation of tongues, and healing, and miracles, and
signs. That's what God 'lots. He can't change His mind, say, "Well,
this is My idea of a church, the apostolic church. Now My idea is a
dignitary church." God does not change. It's still Holy Ghost.
And we watch and bring it, then when we see God's nature and what
He–and then bring His Scripture out, and then take the–the history
that shows it just exactly hit on the dot, exactly to the date, to the
time, to everything that God said through John would come to pass, it
happened to that Gentile age.
Now, we find ourself beyond any shadow of a doubt in the Laodicean age.
We know we are. We've come through the Lutheran age; we've come through
the Wesley age; now we're in the Laodicean age, the last age. And we
realize that each one of those churches had a messenger. We find out
that. Seven stars in His hand which was Seven Spirits went forth before
God. Each one had a messenger. And we come down and we find out by the
Bible what the nature of that messenger would be, what was the nature
of that messenger would be. And we pick up the man in history that had
that nature. And then when we find that man in history that had that
nature, we come to find out he was the messenger to that church age.
Then we find out what spirit and what did that man do. And we find out
that he was a Holy Ghost filled saint, Saint Irenaeus, and all those
others, and–and Saint Columbus, and all–all those–those men filled
with the Spirit. And we know that by the Scripture that that type of
spirit was to be upon that type of man for the same time. There it is,
so it can't be wrong. Amen. Glory to God. That's just…
I don't know, brother. That does more to me than anything I know of
(See?), because it's God's Word speaking Itself. When I hear God say
something, I say, "Amen." That's right. That settles it. It's all over.
God said so. That–that does it. Well, God said that would happen that
way, and we found it in history and by the Scripture. We'd read of this
church age, what it would do, what would take place, what kind of a
messenger it was to that church age: "To the–to the angel of the
church of Laodicea…"; "To the angel of the church of Sardis,
Thyatira," all these different ones. And we'd go back in history and
find out the–the messenger of that church, and we found out who it
was. So then we drawed it out, put their names under it, and there they
are. See, we know that hit exactly.
Now… And we know that God was–always was and always has been and
against organized religion. Yes, sir. He said, "Nicolaitane is what I
hate." "Nicko" means "conquer the laity." Laity–the laity is the
church, the body. "Nicko" means "to conquer, overcome," in other words,
make a holy man, somebody above the other one. We're all children; we
got one King; that's God. We got one holy One; and that's God. Amen.
And He's in the midst of us in the form of the Holy Ghost. That's the
Now, we come down till we are positive sure that coming through
the–the Jewish age we got them sixty-nine weeks exactly by history, by
calendar, by God's prophetic year–bringing the history of the
prophetic calendar from the Old Testament over to the New and showing
it's exactly the same. See? Now, we got the Gentile church from the
beginning down to the last day, and we know we're living in the last
days. Amen. You understand?
Now, then if we are living in this last day, at the end of this age, then where are we at?
Notice, way back here… You see this line drawed back in here where
God dealt with the Jews, or never dealt with the Jews, it taken Him a
long time to get them… It taken Him forty years to get them into the
condition to where that He could have them destroyed to all the
nations. All over in the days of the Gentiles, He had to get them in
condition before He could make His Word come to pass. See what I mean?
All that understands it, say, "Amen." [Congregation replies, "Amen."–Ed.] I want to be sure you get it.
Now, what's happened? Look up over the top of this last church age. See
this little extension? The Gentile days are finishing. And for the last
forty years the Jews has been returning to Jerusalem, going back to the
homeland. See where we're at? It took forty years from the cutting off
of the Messiah till Titus destroyed the temple and scattered the Jews.
It's been another forty years that God's hardened the heart of all
kinds of Pharaohs all over the place and drove the Jews back in their
homeland. But today they're back in their homeland again, and the
church is at the end. Amen. Oh, I–I just trying to read. I can't.
Notice. The Jews are in their homeland and been going back… If you
get the "Decline Of the World's War," Volume 2, when General Allenby,
after the First World War, flew over Jerusalem and captured it and took
Jerusalem, and those Christian men marched in Jerusalem with their hats
off; and Allenby surrendered without even firing a gun–or–or they
surrendered to Allenby, the Turks. And since then God went to hardening
Mussolini's heart, Hitler's heart, Stalin's heart, hearts of the men
all over the country hating that Jew.
And then the great big birds that went down, called the Eastern
Airlines, or the Pan American Airlines, or whatever it was… I believe
it was called TWA. Was in the–the magazine, the "Life" magazine, I
believe it was–"Look" or "Life"; I believe it was "Life," just the
last three or four years. And God's been running the Jews back in their
homeland, which they've been away for two thousand years while the
Gentiles was making ready. And now, the Gentiles has turned Christ on
the outside of the church according to Revelations the 3rd chapter. He
can't even get back in His church. There's no place for Him to go. He
is rejected. And it's time for the rapture.
All the redeemed through here… These little dots like this is the
going up of the saints in the resurrection. You see, we all meet right
here together. The Bible said, "We which are alive and remain unto the
coming of the Lord shall not prevent or hinder those which are asleep."
All the way from here and here and here…
Now, Pentecostal brethren, how can you apply it all over here in the
Laodicean church age? They're–they're sleeping through every one of
these ages, waiting. "And we which are alive (the little remaining
bunch over here), remain alive until the coming of the Lord will not
hinder those which are asleep; for the trumpet of God shall sound, and
the dead in Christ shall rise first; and we shall be caught up together
with them (Amen.)–with them (here we are, meeting right here) to go to
meet the Lord in the air. Amen, and there you are. Where we at? Right
here. Where did the Messiah get cut off? Exactly where the Word said.
Where will that seventieth week begin? Exactly after this church is cut
off. Then God returns to the Jews.
Don't you remember that as soon as the church goes–the church goes,
then the Jews take hold, come in. But first, the next thing in order is
not a mighty nation on a national revival amongst the Gentiles. The
next thing in order is the coming of the Kingdom of God, the coming of
Now, if you wanted to, we could go back here now to Daniel the 2nd
chapter, 34th verse and 35th verse. And when Daniel was given–2nd
chapter, 34 and 35–when Daniel had been given the vision that the days
of his people were over for a certain time, and he seen the Gentiles
coming in, and saw the vision of this great big stone here, or this
great big image, had a head of gold and breast of silver (now watch, it
gets harder, silver to gold), next, thighs of iron–or thighs of brass,
and then, iron feet and legs. But the toes were ten toes, and those
toes were iron and clay. And He said, "Insomuch that you seen that the
iron would not mix with clay, these kingdoms dividedly will not mingle
one with the other, but they will mingle their seeds together trying to
break the power of the other one. See?
Now, what's happened, the head of gold was Nebuchadnezzar, which he
interpreted. Said, "Another king shall come and be inferior to thee,"
which was Darius, the Medo Persian, taken the Gentile kingdom over.
Next come in after the Medo Persians was what? The Greeks, Alexander
the Great and so forth; the Grecians took the kingdom over. Then what
took it over from the Greeks? The Romans. And who's ruled the Gentile
world ever since? Romans–Romans. Now, that was iron.
Then notice, Rome exists to the end, because it went to the end of
toes. And he seen mud, clay, and (that's people, what we're made out
of)–and iron, the strength of Rome, run in every one of those nations.
And Rome has strength in every nation under heaven.
There's one man in the world can stop a war or begin a war
without–just saying one word. That's the pope. What if he said, "No
Catholic take up an arm." That settles it, brother. Talk whatever you
want to. The biggest part of the world of Christiandom is Catholic.
See? All right,
Let him say one word, that's what is. They–it's like they said over
here, who… We get into it later. Who's able to make war with the
beast? Who can speak like him? Who can do it? "Then let us make an
image unto the beast." That's the confederation of churches, make an
image like it. See? Confederate the denominations together, which
they've already done it. Oh, we're just at the end. That's all there is
to it, friends. We're here at the end. See? "Let us make an image to
the beast," something like it. An image is something looks like
something. See? Now, we're at the end time.
Now, notice in here at the end of this age… Now, Daniel, in the 2nd
chapter and the 34th and 35th verse, he watched this image with great
consideration. And he watched it until a Stone was cut out of the
mountain without hands, and It rolled down and smote the image in the
feet and broke that… Not… It never hit it on the head now; hit it
in the feet. That was the end time, them ten toes.
Did you notice exactly here just before Mr. Eisenhower went out, the
last Protestant–of the–of–of America in the–in the president, which
I have doubts there'll ever be another one, but–but when… Just to
show that… Just if people would wake up. When he met, there were…
The last meeting that they–he met with Russia, there were five eastern
communistic countries represented, five western countries. Mr.
Khrushchev was the head of the eastern countries; Mr. Eisenhower was
the head of the western countries. And Khrushchev, as I understand and
been told, that in Russia, the language, "Khrushchev" means "clay," and
"Eisenhower" means "iron," in English. There's your iron and clay will
not mix. And he pulled off his shoe and beat the stand with it and
everything else. It won't mix. But it's in the days of these empires
that the rock Stone, that was hewed out of the mountain without hands,
smote the image in the feet.
Now. Cut out of the mountain… Must've been a mountain of stone. It
was cut out of the mountain of stone. Now, did you notice…
Now, minister brethren, and brothers and sisters over the world, to my
understanding the first Bible that was written, God wrote it in the
sky, 'cause they must look up and see that there is a–a God in heaven,
that God's above them. And if you notice in the zodiac… Now, don't
any of you people go… You stay right with this Bible here. See? But
the–the zodiac, it starts off the first in the zodiac, as I
understand, is the virgin; the last in the zodiac number is Leo the
Lion. That's the first coming of Christ through the virgin; the second
coming is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. See? Then we got the cancer
age, and also down through the zodiac.
Now, we find out that there was another one written, or another one
placed; and that was the pyramid. Did you notice in the pyramids how it
started off wide at the bottom like a mountain, made out of solid rock,
went right up till it got to the top, but there never was a cap put on
the pyramid, the big pyramid there in Egypt. Take out your… If you've
got a dollar bill in your pocket, take out a dollar bill and look on
it, and you'll find here the American seal on one side; and on the
other side it's got at the bottom the pyramid, and above the pyramid
the capstone, but it's a great big eye, and it's called at the bottom
of this pyramid, "The Great seal." Why ain't the American eagle the
great seal? That's the seal of God.
Remember we used to sing a little song:
That's right. You remember when we used to have a little–a little jubilee, we'd say:
Now, the great seal. Now, we know it… I don't understand it, the
measuring of the pyramid, but I've just been telling you people in the
last–in some of this teachings coming on so that you see it all goes
right on together…
Now, the pyramid started to represent the church, wide at the bottom.
And as it comes up closer to the top, it begins to come more into a–a
Now, we find out, it gets right up to the very peak of the top, and
they never did complete it. Why? Why? I wonder why. Because the Bible
said the Headstone was rejected. They was rejected.
Now, watch, the church age… Listen close now. Don't miss this. The
church age has come from the beginning of the reformation, Luther, back
in the times there where the foundation stones was laid which was the
doctrine of the apostles. Then we find out as the times went on from
one age to another, the church become more in the minority all the
time, until it got through like… Luther preached justification. Then
you was to be–confessed to be a Christian, they'd put you to
death–days of the martyrdom–martyrs.
Now, we find out in the days of Wesley you was a holy-roller if you
confessed Christ then–that new method. The people got out here when
Wesley come here and Asbury, they had meetings here in America (read
your history), to where they had it in school houses; their churches
here wouldn't have them. And they finally got to a place till the Holy
Spirit would fall on them, and they'd fall on the floor. And they'd
pour water on them, fan them with a fan, thought they'd fainted. And
I've been right in their meetings myself in my fifty years. And I've
seen them fall under the power of the Holy Spirit like that, and they'd
throw water in their face and everything: the old free Methodist many
years ago. That was a persecution.
Now, then after that age lived by, the Wesleyan age, come in the
Pentecostal age with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. See, you're shaping
up all the time. Now, remember, that Headstone wasn't on it yet, Why?
They shaped the church just exactly–or the pyramid in shape to fit the
headstone, but the headstone never did come. Oh, you see where I'm at
Now, the ministry from Luther until the ending of Pentecost in that
little bitty minority up here… That's the reason the light almost
goes out in this age there on the calendar–on the chart. It's the
Pentecostal age, the Pentecostal, not–not the Pentecostal
denominations, 'cause they done just exactly like the Laodicean (They
are Laodicean)–they did like the Nicolaitanes: organized. But the true
church all over the world has shaped down to a place that there's come
a ministry among them just exactly like the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Now, what they got? They got the thing in condition. Now, what's the
next thing? This rejected Stone to the pyramid, cut out of the mountain
without what? Without hands. God sent It. Do you see it? The rejected
One, the rejected Stone is the head of the–is the head, the Capstone.
And the very One that they've rejected through this Gentile age is
Christ. And Christ was not cut and put in here as a vicar, or son of
God, or some great dignitary in the church. He's the Holy Spirit. And
the cap of the pyramid will be Christ coming. Do you see it?
Now, because that they're in shape… See where I've got this shaped
here like the pyramid? The arising of the saints makes the march into
glory. You understand it now? Christ the Headstone, the rejected Stone,
the all-seeing Eye, coming exactly like the Bible said… And Daniel
said he watched this Gentile age until the Stone come out of the
mountain that wasn't cut with hands. They had never put a capstone on
that pyramid. It wasn't cut by man's hands. It's God's hands that cut
the Stone. You see it? And what did It do? It hit the image right smack
in the feet, and broke it to pieces, ground it into powder. Hallelujah.
What happened at that time, the coming of that Stone? Up went the
church into glory at the rapture, 'cause it ended the Gentile
dispensation. God ended it up, the coming of that Stone.
There used to be some people come here at church, a little man and his
wife. They'd take a Bible and lay It down somewhere, and they'd go
There He is. Christ is that Stone. He wasn't borned of man, He was
borned of God. He's coming for a church that's been reborned again by
the Spirit of God, 'cause the strength of that Headstone runs all
through the church like a magnet.
I remember about being up here watching that mill that time where they
was shaping out all them things and all that scrap laying there and
they swept it out. That big stone come by and picked it up–that big
magnet stone and picked it all up because it was magnetized to it.
We've got to be magnetized to that Headstone. That Headstone is the
Holy Ghost: Christ. And every one of us that's got that magnetism of
the Holy Spirit, when that Stone strikes the image, the church will
flee to It. Back into glory She'll be taken up at the raptured of the
saints, when She goes forth through that day.
Now, looky here. We find out the Jews has now been returning back for
about forty years, about the same time that it taken them to run out to
the destruction of the temple. It's taken about forty years to come
back until they reinstruct another temple. See, we're right at the end
of the road. Well, if the Gentile…
Now, let's take the… We see the church, the coming of the Stone. Let
us take the last age. We went through and we seen how… I believe I
got some writing here on that. Let's see just a minute. "And the prince
that is to come, which is the antichrist, will make a covenant with the
Jews, and the–in Daniel 7–or–or 9:27. And in the middle of the week,
three and one half years, the beast will make a covenant…" I–I want
to get to that one a little later on. That covenant, we want to… I
want to start right here now.
Each one of these Gentile ages is infallibly proved of their messenger,
of the message, and what would happen. This age here was a glorious
age. The next age it said there would be a doctrine called–or
something come in called "the–the sayings of the Nicolaitanes." Then
it come the next thing unto a doctrine. Then it come marriage of–to
the Nicolaitane church and the persecuting of the saints. Everything
happened just that way. We come to the next one, just a little bit of
light begin. "You got a little of strength, and you got a name that you
live, but you're dead. Strengthen that which you already have, lest I
come and remove the candlestick."
Along come Wesley after that with his age. We see exactly what Wesley's
age… What was it called? Philadelphian, the greatest age–age of love
we've ever had, the Philadelphian age. Was right… In John Wesley's
time… When he went out, in come Pentecost, and that was lukewarm.
Then we go back and find out what kind of a Message would come to the
Pentecostals at the end… And remember, each one's come at the end of
the age. Saint Paul come at the end; the rest of them come down at the
end, Saint Irenaeus and all the rest of them. The other one's age
carried over to the other one, lapped over, and he taken it up and went
on to the next age with it. See?
Now, we find out in this age… There's the stars; we have it there. We
have a star messenger; we have a person, a–a message that goes forth
to the age, a people to reject it, a people to receive it. And the
messenger of this age was to come in the power of Elias. That's right.
And he was to restore the faith of the children back to the fathers,
bring the Pentecostal remnant that's left back to the true apostolic
Now, the true apostolic faith, if you'll read it in the Book of Acts,
you'll find that there was never one time one person ever baptized in
the name of Father, Son, Holy Ghost. There was never one of them ever
sprinkled. There was none of this stuff that we have going on today
called Pentecost, that ever happened back there. They had true
manifestations and the Spirit of God among them that was infallibly the
Son of God working with them. This person that was to come forth–this
Message, rather, that was to come forth was to be like Elijah. Elijah
was to come three times. Now, you say, "That John the Baptist was that
guy." If you'll notice Jesus said it was–John the Baptist was the
messenger of Malachi 3, not Malachi 4. "Behold, I send My messenger
before My face…" I think Matthew 11:6. Right down along in there
you'll find it, Matthew the 11th chapter.
Now, but in this last days there's to come a Spirit of Elijah amongst
the people, and he's to do the same thing that they did back there. His
nature would be the same thing, the nature of the church; the nature of
the–the person would be exactly the same thing. And that Message going
out trying… He'd be hated by the people. He'd hate women: ornery ones
anyhow, bad ones; love the wilderness; moody, upset guy all the time
like Elijah was and like John was. And we've seen all this thing come
to pass. If we've had the Message, we see Christ rejected. He has to
belong to one of these organizations or you can't get into them. So
He's–He's throwed on the outside. See? Christ can't work among them.
"What are you?"
"What denomination you belong to?"
"I don't belong to any."
"We can't use you." See? He's rejected, Christ being rejected. So was
Elijah rejected, and so was John rejected. But what… Did it hurt
them? Did it hurt their message? They said, "Oh, you stiffnecks." They
poured it on them. They didn't pull any punches. They went right ahead.
And God's Message will move right on regardless of what anybody says
(See?) till the consummation, and when the–that which is determined
shall be poured out; and we're at the end.
Now, we find ourself now in forty years of coming back since the First
World War, and the Jews have returned back to their own land. God never
did deal with Israel until she was in her own land.
Now, you remember when the Jews was returning back, them Jews from down
in the other nations, and the "Look" magazine give the article of it. I
read a clipping from some paper, some religious magazine, that when
they–them planes went down there to pick up these Jews way down in
Iran… I don't know where all they were, just scattered down… Now,
them's the true Jews, them that never had an opportunity. Now, brother,
there's your 144,000. When we get to Revelations 11 you'll see them. He
said, "There's twelve tribes of Gad, twelve tribes of Aser, twelve
tribes of Reuben, twelve tribes…" And where were they all standing?
On Mount Sinai: Jews, back in the homeland. There they were. They were
the ones that wasn't this Wall Street crooked bunch. No, sir. It was
the real Jew.
And when this old rabbi stood out there and seen this plane land…
Them Jews (You read it in the magazine.), they were still plowing with
wooden plows. And when they seen that thing set down out there, they
wasn't going around it. That old rabbi stood out there and said,
"Remember our prophet said. When we go back to our homeland, we'll be
carried back on the wings of an eagle."
We're entering–fixing to hit that seventh week for them.
I think of myself standing out there when Brother Pethrus sent down
them little Testaments, and they read them. They said, "Well, if this
be the Messiah, let Him–let us see Him do the sign of the prophet, if
He isn't dead, He's alive." They said, "He raised up again; He lives in
His church; let us see Him do the sign of the prophet, and we'll
believe Him." The Jews always believe it. They know the Messiah was to
And when I stood out yonder at Brother Arganbright's that day, at the
place with them Jews standing there, said, "Just come to our place–our
I said, "Sure, I'll be glad to come." Just made a decision too quick.
And I got to Cairo, Egypt. The other night when I seen that plane
coming down there at Cairo, it reminded me. So when we got back there
and I had my ticket to go up to Israel, they was going to meet me. I
said, "Go gather up a few thousands of the leaders. Bring them out on
the plain somewhere, we'll find out whether He's still a Prophet or
not. (Amen.) Well, let's see what He'll do." Oh, that was just right in
their hand. That's what they wanted. If they could see that, they'd
So what did I do? Got down there at Cairo, and started to go up there,
done had my ticket, about twenty minutes to calling time. Something
said, "Not now. The cup of the iniquities of the Gentiles isn't full
yet. The Ammorites hasn't been fulfilled. Stay out of there." I thought
maybe I just imagined that, and I went out behind the hanger and
prayed. Said, "Stay out of there now." Then I took my ticket and went
somewhere else. I didn't go, for the hour isn't yet.
Now, what time that God's going to allow those Jews–to start dealing
with them again, I cannot tell you. I don't know. Nobody knows that.
But listen. If Israel is already in her homeland, it's already… All
the rocks is picked up, and the irrigation, the waters, and everything
that God promised, they've found wells and things there and big open
streams. That–that's the most beautiful place you ever seen. They got
a city built there. They got irrigation. They got the best land there
is in the world there. And we find out right in the Dead Sea there's
more chemicals, enough to buy the world over. See?
Everything's fell right in their hands. How did they do it? Because
Hitler's heart was hardened; Mussolini's heart was hardened. Just like
Pharaoh's heart was hardened and driving them back in that land. And
for forty years they been coming back into that land. Now, there they
The Gentile church is in the Laodicean–end of the Laodicean age. If
the Jews are in their homeland, already there, and the Gentile apostasy
has already taken place, and we have a President like we have, we have
a nation that's broke up like we have, we have atomic bombs hanging in
the hangers, we have a church that's lukewarm, we have a church of
people that's pulled theirselves together, we have a ministry that
patterns the ministry of Jesus Christ for to catch the Stone when He
comes, what's left to happen? It might be at any minute. There isn't
nothing else left. We're at the end time. Oh, glory. I don't know
whether I'm going to be able to get into that jubilee or not, but I
just want–want to get part of it to you anyhow.
Listen. Do you… How many can see now? Do you see where the Scripture
proves that the seventy weeks was forty-nine years? Do you see where
the sixty-two weeks was 434 years? Do you see where the–the sixty-nine
weeks then was–was–was… What was it? Eight hundred and–483
years–483 years till this time… You see where the Prince was cut
off. See, it taken forty years for them Jews to finally get into the
place where God said…
Look over here where the Gentile age has come through everything that
we said it would do (where–not what we said it would do, what the
Bible said it would do)–what the Bible said it would do, come right
down to this last age, and for forty years them Jews has been returning
back in here getting ready for God to do exactly what He did here. They
went out that way, and they come in that way. And Israel is back in her
Now, when's God going to start their last week? When? It may be today.
It may be before the sun sets tonight. God will declare it. When it is,
I don't know. I'm wondering. But I'm going to bring something here
that–now in a–in a few minutes; and I don't know whether you're going
to believe it or not. But I've–I've got to say it anyhow, I believe.
We're at the homeland. The Jews are in a homeland. We're at the end of
the age, ready for the rapture. The rapture comes; the church goes up;
we're caught up to meet Him in the air. We all know that. The Stone
that was cut out of the mountain is ready to come at any time. And when
It comes, what does It do? It does away with the Gentile age. It's all
over, and God completely quits dealing with them. "Let him that's
filthy be filthy still; let him that's holy be holy still." See? What
does He do then? He takes His church, the Holy Ghost filled.
What's the filthy? That's the sleeping virgin and them that comes up
for judgment way over in here (we'll get that on another map when we
continue this one over) where she comes up to the white throne of
judgment and has to be judged by the redeemed. Paul told us not to take
a matter to court, because the saints would judge the earth. That's
right. We're at the end time, sure. Now, all right.
And in the middle of this week… Now, here's the seventy… Now, if
these exactly was seven years, each one of the weeks, and we've already
had sixty-nine weeks, then we have the Gentile age, and we know we're
at the end of the Gentile age, then there's one more week left for the
Jew. Is that right? And that's exactly seven years. If this was seven
years, that's seven years, 'cause He said, "There's seventy weeks
determined upon thy people." So we know we got seven years for the
Jews. Is that true? Now, look at it. If there's a question, I want to
know it. See?
Now… And in the middle of the week, the middle of this Jewish week
(See?), that's three and a half years–years–the antichrist, the
prince, a prince that is to come… And remember, he comes out of Rome.
The prince that is to come (What is he? A pope, a prince amongst the
people.) that is to come… There'll rise up a Pharaoh who doesn't know
Now, you Protestants say, "Well, now that's it." But just a minute. We
find out that the Protestants has an organization, and makes a
confederation of churches–a image to the beast, and go right with
them. And we find out here that the Jews are called in on this
confederation. Yes, sir. And they agree. And the Bible said they did.
And he makes a covenant with them, and in the midst of the seventieth
week, he breaks–the antichrist breaks his covenant with the Jews, "thy
people." Why? Now, when you read in Revelations 11 that, "I'll send…"
(That's 11; you're coming over towards 19 now)–that He will send His
two prophets, and they'll prophesy in that time. And then they'll get
angry with these prophets and actually kill them. Is that right? And
their dead bodies shall lay in the spiritual street called Sodom and
Gomorrah where our Lord was crucified: Jerusalem. Is that right? And
they'll lay there for three days and nights. And after three days and
nights, the spirit of life will come into them, and they'll be raised
up and go into glory. A tenth part of the city fell at that time. Is
that right? See? What is that? In the middle of this last seventy
When the church goes up, then the confederation, the sleeping virgins:
Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, lukewarm Pentecost, all of them
together were the confederation, which they've already got their big
regime now… And when they do, they'll make a covenant that will…
Now, his new pope that we got now wants to bring them all in. Can't you
see the thing heaping right up? Going to give a talk on it and bring
them all in–first time for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of
years, a thousand years or two it's ever been done. But now, he's to
bring them all in together and make a confederation, and in there the
Jews will accept it. Oh, glory, hallelujah. Praise be to our God Who
lives forever and ever. There you are. Now, brother, it's just as
simple as simple as… A little kid could see it. The confederation
will bring in Jewish, and Protestant, and Catholic together. And
What's these two prophets going to do when they come? This beast, this
prince that shall scatter the power of the holy people, what will he
do? He'll break his covenant with them after three and a one half
years. He'll oust them. Now, people thinks that's Communism. That's
just 'cause you have–the Spirit of God hasn't dealt with you yet. It's
not Communism; it's religion. The Bible said it'd be so close it'd
deceive the very elected if possible. Jesus said so. See, we're in the
Now, these two prophets, what will they do? It's Moses and Elijah.
They'll rise on the scene. They'll tell those Jews their mistake. And
out of that Jewish bunch that's there now to be the 144,000, God will
call with these prophets… What is it? The Spirit of Elijah off of
this Gentile church will just continue right on into that Jewish
church, go right on in and call Moses with him. Hallelujah. You see it?
And he'll preach the same message of Pentecost to those Jews, that they
rejected the Messiah. Amen. You see it? It'll be the same Pentecostal
message that these Jews will preach right over to them. And they'll
hate those Jews so bad till they'll kill them. And they were hated by
all nations, and in the midst of the week… Because that they'd raised
up a great powerful 144,000… They had the Holy Ghost, and brother,
you talk about doing miracles; they did them. They stopped the heavens,
and it didn't rain in the days of their prophecy, smote the earth with
plagues as oft they wanted to. They give plagues and everything else.
They'll give them Romans a hard way to go. But finally they'll be
killed. Our God is a terrible God when He's angry. But remember, that's
over in the seventieth week, and the church in glory. Amen. The wedding
supper's going on. Yes.
Now, notice. That's where we seen her coming back to the millennial
temple over here at the end of the Jewish age–the anointed. Here He
come riding on a white horse; those followed Him on white horses
(horse, powers), dressed in white, blood–or vesture dipped in blood,
wrote on Him, "The Word of God." He cometh, the mighty Conqueror (Yes,
sir.) to set up the millennium–coming to the temple. Glory. There He
meets that 144,000.
Now, after that seventieth week here–the seventieth week… This goes
on during this seventieth week. And the three in the middle of it, he
breaks it, because he kills those two Pentecostal prophets (Yes, sir.)
that smites the earth. And boy, He curses that church, and He burns her
with fire. And, why, she… We find it out that even the shipmates
standing out for the last laugh, "That great immortal city of Rome, she
come to her end in one hour." She was blowed to pieces. God knows how
to do things. And one of the Angels looked over and said, "Why, the
blood of every martyr of Christ was found in her," for her deceiving,
going out here and organizing, and making all this other kind of stuff,
and polluting the church, and brought them things in there, and
martyred the very ones that tried to uphold it and tried to bring them
out. Glory. Oh, I–I don't know. I–I–I feel like traveling on. See?
Aren't you glad for sunlight, walking in the sunlight. Where are we at,
brethren? At the last hour. It might happen anytime. And we're here.
The Message has gone forth to the latter church; church has rejected
its Christ. The Jews are in their homeland for the span and space of
time, forty years. The new city's been built. They're watching for
what? A coming Messiah. When will it be? I don't know. When that Stone
smites the image here, She's gone. It's all over then.
Now, notice here. In the middle of the week, three and a half
days–three and a half years, rather, he breaks the covenant and causes
the sacrifice and oblation that they will have set up already… 'Cause
they'll go right back and say, "Now, look, you all are churches; you
can be received in this image unto the beast. We'll have a fellowship.
We'll get rid of Communism. We'll just wipe Communism all the way out."
See? And they can do it, See? And they'll do it.
But now watch. And set up, and set up to this–the daily worship–the
sacrifice will come back into the city when the temple is rebuilt. And
this prince that's to come in the middle of this week will break his
covenant and do away with this sacrifice as I said, he'll
scatter–scatter it, and what he'd do lasts on till the consummation.
And notice the over-spreading of abomination to make desolation, the
over-spreading of abomination… What is abominations? "Filthiness."
See? To make desolate, what is that? "To do away with." The
over-spreading of this to do away with that. See? The over-spreading of
that Roman power to conquer all the sleeping virgins, Jews and all…
We'll all be Roman or we won't be nothing. He'll break his covenant in
the middle of the week.
Over-spreading of the abomination… If it was the abomination in Jesus
time when the Rome come over there with their propaganda, it'll be Rome
again–it'll be abomination again to the church… To make desolate,
and shall continue unto the consummation… What will he do? He'll
continue it on unto the consummation. That's the end.
Now, Jewish, and Romanism, Protestantism (that is, the sleeping virgin)
shall consolidate themselves together in the form of the Federation of
churches. And it will be like Jesus said in Matthew 24 and from
Revelations 13:14. Let's get Revelations 13:14 and see how… I had it
marked down here to see what–13:14. All right, sir.
in the sight… saying–in… sight of the beast; saying unto them that
dwell upon the earth, that they should make a image unto the beast that
had the deadly wound by the sword, and did live.
Now, we know beyond any shadow of doubt who that beast was, that power
that had the deadly wound that did live. It was when pagan Rome was
killed and papal Rome took its place: when pagan power was killed and
papal power took its place.
182 Now, now, Revelations 13:14… Jesus, in Matthew 24 warned them of it. "An image unto the beast…"
in II Thessalonians the 2nd chapter, 3rd and 4th verse… Let's get it,
see Paul what he says here about it, that great Holy Spirit on this
great prophet of the Lord, see what he said about it in the last day.
In II Thessalonians the 2nd chapter is what it is. All right, sir, and
begin with the 3rd verse, I believe it is. All right, let's read now.
Listen close, everybody, How many believes that Paul was filled with
the Holy Spirit? Watch here.
trying to get it out of their head that He's coming right then, so
there's got to be a falling away from the church first, see, come over
in this Laodicean age.)… and that man of sin be revealed,… (The man of sin, unbelief in the Holy Ghost–unbelief.)… be revealed, the son of perdition; (Like Judas was, treasurer of the church.)
that's called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God setteth in
the temple of God,… (Brother, is there a person on earth outside of the Vatican that does that? Where's it at?)
Now, go on over here in Revelations 13 and show you that this man sets
on a city–in the city, and the city sets on–on seven hills. And the
numbers of the beast is 666 wrote out in the–in the Latin–Roman
alphabet is 666 is Vicarius Filii Dei, which is "Instead of the Son of
God," on the pope's throne. And he's trip–got a triple crown. And I've
looked right at the crown, stood as close as my hand is to my face,
like that, and–and seen the deck crown of the pope right there in the
Vatican, myself, stood and looked at it to be sure I know what I was
talking about. He opposes himself above all that's called God, all the
godly men. He's the holiest of all them. Sets in the temple of God just
showing himself he is God, forgiving sins on earth and so forth, you
185 Paul said that falling away will have to come first, that son of perdition be revealed.
Oh, I'd liked to have been setting there hearing Paul preach that, wouldn't you? How I'd like to listen to him. Oh, my.
what's he going to do? An image unto the beast, II Thessalonians. Now,
listen. Listen close now, real close. The church was already feeling
the coming of a pope. What is it? The end of that church age, Paul's.
They seen this Nicolaitane stuff was rising up; they was going to make
a holy man. To what? Pope. Worldliness and aristocrats had creeped into
the church, and changing the order of worship. Paul, with the Holy
Ghost, had caught that in the Spirit. And the church with its classics
and dignitaries–dignitaried personalities and so forth, that… They
seen there was coming something, and the Holy Ghost was warning them of
the last days. Don't you remember how Jesus spoke of it, the deeds of
the Nicolaitanes which finally become a doctrine then become an
organization? Brethren, we're not in darkness now; remember it. See?
Here we are.
The deeds of the Nicolaitanes, the organization starting in, the great
dignitaries, and–over the churches and so forth, then formed into the
Catholic church. And Paul said there cannot be an end time; there
cannot be a time till the falling away from the real Pentecostal faith.
The Pentecostal faith will be done away with and the dignitaries will
be set in. They'll have a man that'll take the place of God, set in the
temple of God and oppose himself above all the people like that, and
it… See what is it? "Nicko," "overcoming the laity." See? All that's
called God–he'll set in this temple of God, like God. Paul said,
there'd be a falling away first in the last days. And here we are right
here now, and see that falling away, and see the church getting further
and further away from it and going right back again, and we're at the
end time. All right.
Now, if the sixty-nine weeks hit perfect, and the Jews are in their
homeland now, and the Gentile church age has hit exactly to the end
time, to the Nicolaitane time–or to the Laodicean time, how close is
the coming of the Lord, the end of all things, the end of this age, and
the rapture? The moment He starts that seventieth week or seven years,
the church is gone. Can you see it, friends? Raise up your hand if you
can see it.
See, now let's not be children. Let's not be playful anymore. We're at
the end time. Something's fixing to happen. We're at the end. Here we
These sixty-nine weeks hit perfect; the going away of the Jews hit
perfect; the church age hit perfect. We're at the end time, the end
time, the Laodicean church age, the end of it. The star messengers all
has preached their message. It's gone out; we're just coasting. The
Jews has been coming back for forty years. They're in their homeland.
What's to happen next? The coming of the Stone. There we are. What time
will it happen? I don't know. But, brother, that–for me, I want to be
ready. I want to have my clothes all ready.
Now, we just got just a–just a very few minutes, and I wish you'd
listen quietly now just for a minute. The moment He starts the
seventieth week, or seven years, the church is gone. Now, listen. I'm
quoting again, requoting, so you won't forget. This is what the Holy
Spirit put upon my pen while I was writing. We are in the Laodicean
age. The Christ is being rejected by His own church. The star of this
age, the Message has gone forth, and Israel is in her land. You see
where we're at? We're at the end. Now just one or two more comments.
All this now that we see will help us by His grace as we endeavor to
approach these last Seven Seals. See where we'd have missed it? From
Revelation 6:1 to Revelation 19:21, we would've missed it, 'cause
(See?) we'd have been trying to apply it back there in this Gentile
age, where you see it's over in this age. See? Now, we have proved it
by the Word of God, and by the history, and by everything, and by the
signs of the times, by the days, that there's nothing else left. We're
at the consummation of the Gentiles. What are–what are we going to do
about it? It's my soul and your soul; it's my life and your life; it's
the life of our loved ones. We've been petted along too much. We've had
too many things easy. We better get moving. It's later than you think.
Now, a striking statement if you want to put it down. Listen close,
please. This is my last comment, next to it. I got a little bitty thing
here just after this, a little note I want to speak about. Now, rest
just a moment and listen close. Give you something that's striking to
go right in on this. See? There's not even a width of a knife blade
between the end of this age and the coming of Christ. Everything…
There's nothing else left. Is Israel in her homeland? We know that. Are
we in the Laodicean age? Has the Message of this Pentecostal age went
forth to try to shake the people back to the original Pentecostal
blessing? Has every messenger come through the age just exactly the
same thing? Is the nations against nations? Pestilence? Is there a
famine in the land today, the true church driving hundreds of miles
seeking to hear the Word of God? Not for bread alone, but for hearing
of the Word of God, there come famine. Is that right? Why, we're living
right in the middle of it right here now. See where we're at? We're
waiting for that Stone.
A striking statement: From the time God made the promise to Abraham
(Don't miss this.)–from the time God made the promise to Abraham,
Genesis 12:3, to the time of Christ being rejected in A.D. 33, by the
Jews, according to Galatians 3:16 and 17, and according to Usher's
(U-s-h-e-r-s) Usher's Chronology of the Hebrews, the power of God was
with the Jews exactly 1954 years. God dealt with the Jews 1954 years
according to the chronology of the Jews and according to Galatians 3:16
and 17. I got many more Scriptures, but just give that. Then after they
rejected Christ, He turned to the Gentiles to take a people for His
Name. You want a Scripture on that, the place? Acts 15:14.
Now, counting the time, we find that we have exactly (Listen.)
seventeen years left, and we will have the same span of time given to
us as God dealing with us in the power of the Holy Spirit since A.D. 33
until 1977, the same span of time of 1954 years. God deals with us the
same as He did with the Jews. See? How about that?
Now, mark down in your book a little Scripture here I want to give you.
Leviticus 25, begin with the 8th verse. God calls a jubilee every
forty-ninth year; the fiftieth year was the jubilee. We know that. We
understand that. From the first jubilee of Leviticus 25:8, in 1977 will
be the seventieth jubilee, making exactly 3,430 years. Jubilee means
the going up, the release.
Did you get that? God has dealt with us exactly the same amount of time
that He dealt with the Jews from the time He give Abraham the promise
until the rejecting of the Messiah in A.D. 33, was 1954 years. And now,
we have seventeen years left. We had about 1930 something years. We got
seventeen years left until '77 will be the seventieth jubilee since the
beginning of jubilees. And what will it be? Oh, brother. Watch close
now. Don't miss it. It'll be the Jubilee of the going up of the Gentile
Bride and the return of Christ to the Jews, when they go out of
bondage. Amen. Don't you see? From all the world they've gather there
for that day. Oh, my. See where we're at? We don't know what time it
might happen. We're at the end time.
Now, listen. To you old-timers here in the–in the church that's been
here for a long time, I want you to notice something. I never learned
this until yesterday. I picked it up from historian, Paul Boyd, and
then–and I traced it back through the Scriptures, picked up these
other dates here, and so forth, and got it, and run it–traced it
Now, in 1933 when we were worshipping over here in the Masonic temple
where the Church of Christ stands today, on one April morning before
leaving home, I was dedicating my–a car (I got a '33 model car, and I
was dedicating it to the Lord's service.), and in a vision I saw the
end time. Now, notice how striking this is. Back yonder when I was just
a boy, and you can imagine what a 1933 model car looked like–now, what
it looked like. And I went over there to the Masonic temple where…
Some of you old-timers in here remembers; it's wrote down on an old
paper at home. It's already in print and went out around the world.
See? That was in 1933. And I predicted that there would be some great
tragedy happen to this United States before or by the year of 1977. How
many remembers me saying that? Look at the hands. Sure.
Now, watch. I predicted seven things was yet in the making of
the–before this great consummation or great thing would take place
here in the United States–some great horrible thing. I said… Now,
remember, this is before it started. I said we would go into a second
world war. How many remembers hearing me say that, say "Amen." [Congregation replies, "Amen."–Ed.]
All right. A second world war. I said, "The President that now is (I
copied this off of the old Scripture–old thing yesterday)–that the
President that we now have, which was (how many remembers whose it
was?) Franklin D. Roosevelt…" I said, "The President we have in now
will run even in the fourth term (He's on his first then.)–will run
into the fourth term, and we will be taken to a second world war."
I said, "The dictator that's now arising in Italy (which is Mussolini),
he will come into power, and he will go to Ethiopia; and Ethiopia will
fall at his steps." There's people setting here now that knows that
there's a group of people come and stood (when I was having my meeting
in the Redman's Hall down there that night, when I had to go down there
to preach that, Redman's Hall)–was going to throw me out of the hall
for saying such a thing (Here… Yeah, Mrs. Wilson, I know you're…
That's right.) when I said that. But did he do it? But I said, "He'll
come to a shameful end," and he did. Him and the woman he run with was
turned up-side-down and hung on a rope in the street with their feet
up, their clothes hanging down. All right, that come to pass.
And then I said, "The women has been permitted to vote. Which is
a–absolutely a disgrace upon the nation. And in voting, someday
they'll elect the wrong man." And they did that in this last election.
204 Four: I said, "Science will progress in such a way…" No, here, that's third. Pardon me. Here's the next now.
fourth, I said, "Our war will be with Germany, and they will build a
great big concrete place and fortify themselves in there, and the
Americans will take a horrible beating." Almighty God knows that Who I
stand before now; I seen those independent Nazis kicking the Americans
like that and things at that wall. And there's many boys standing here
now that was at that Siegfried Line that knows what it was. And
remember, that was eleven years before the Siegfried Line was built. Is
God true? Does He still foretell things to happen? Watch. That's–that
was the fourth.
Now, the fifth thing. "Science will progress in such a way until they
will make a car that will not have to be guided by a steering wheel,
and the cars will continue to be shaped like an egg until the
consummation," the end time. I seen American family going down the road
in a broad way, riding in a car with their backs turned towards where
the wheel should be; looked like they were playing checkers or cards.
And we got it. It's on television. "Popular Science"–"Mechanics,"
rather, all have it; we got the car. It's controlled by remote control
by–by radar. They won't even have to have any steering wheel in it.
Just set your dial like this–like you dial your phone–your car takes
you right on to it, can't wreck nor nothing. No other cars–the magnet
keeps the rest of them away from you. See? They got it. Oh, my. Think
of it. Predicted thirty years before it happened.
Now, that brings us then to the election of President Kennedy, and this
car coming on the–on the scene, bringing five things out of the seven
that has happened exactly.
Now, I predicted and said, "I saw a great woman stand up, beautiful
looking, dressed in real highly royals like purple, and I got little
parenthesis down here, "She was a great ruler in the United States,
perhaps the Catholic church." A woman, some woman… I don't know her
to be the Catholic church. I don't know. I can't say. Only thing I
seen, I seen the woman; that was all.
But this is a woman's nation. This nation is number thirteen in
prophecy. She's got thirteen stripes, thirteen stars; she started
thirteen colonies. Thirteen, thirteen, everything's thirteen, appears
in the 13th chapter of Revelations even. She's thirteen, and she's a
The divorce courts of America produce more divorces by our women than
all the rest of the nations. The morals in our country is lower, and
divorces, than it is in France or Italy, where prostitution's on the
streets so… But they're prostitutes; ours is married women trying to
live with several men, and several married men trying to live with
In the nations where they have polygamy, it's a thousand times better. And yet, polygamy's wrong; we know.
But to show how degraded we are, I got a piece up there out of the
paper where it showed that when our American boys went overseas in this
last war, that over, I believe, it was around seventy per cent… Well,
now, wait a minute, I believe it was three out of four that went
overseas was divorced by their wife before they got back. And great big
headlines says, "What's Happened to the Morals of our American People?"
You remember seeing it? All of you did, I guess. What's happened to the
morals of our American women? Plants, working out yonder with other
men… It's a woman's nation. What's she going have? A woman god–or a
Now, then after that, I turned and looked, and I saw this United States
burning like a smolder; rocks had been blowed up. And it was burning
like a–a heap of fire in logs or something that just set it afire; and
looked as far as I could see and she'd been blown up. And then the
vision left me. Five out of the three has happened–five out of the
seven, rather, has happened.
And here comes around and shows, and then I predicted… I never said
the Lord told me that, but standing that morning in the church, I said,
"The way progress…" I got back to one end of the wall and run to the
other end of the wall, and I said, "The way progress is going on, I'll
predict that the time (I don't know why I'm saying it.)–but I predict
that that'll all happen between right now, 1933, and 1977. And not
knowing it, God knows my heart, I never knowed it until yesterday, that
1977 is the jubilee, and exactly the same amount of time run out that
He give with Israel and everything at the end. So we're at… And here
we are at the end of the age, at the coming in of the seventieth week.
We don't know what time that the church will be gone. Oh, my. What can
we do, friends? Where are we at?
Do you see where we are now? Do you understand Daniel's seventieth week
now? See now, when we go on into these Seals and things, breaking these
Seals, the first one comes forth a white horse rider, he's got a bow in
his hand. Watch who that guy is. Watch that pale horse ride after him.
See? Watch who it is, and look how he come in. Watch those 144,000 come
in. Watch that sleeping virgin when she comes up. Then watch all these
things take place, the pouring out of the Vials, the Woes, the three
unclean spirits like frogs; watch those things how they fit right in
those plagues and exactly when they're poured out. Every time a Seal
opened, a plague pours out and a destruction comes. And watch what
takes place right now at the end.
And, oh, watch these three prophets–or 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'll 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,
You remember the old mother prostitute that set upon a beast, scarlet
clothed like that, had seven heads and ten horns, you remember that?
And she had a cup in her hand of the filthiness of her abomination;
that was her doctrine that she put out to the people. There we are, my
brethren. We're at the end time.
Little children, we never know. We may never live to get back again
tonight; we may never live to see one another again. I don't know. But
the end is so near. The end is so close. Here's a Scripture. There it's
just absolutely perfectly Scriptural proof.
Now, if there's something you didn't understand, write me a note and
let me know about it. See? Say something. Some of you brethren out
there on the tapes in the other parts, if there's something I can help
you, let me know. You might disagree with me; I might disagree with
your organization, not you, but the system of your organization. I do
not disagree with the Catholic people. I do not say that I don't like
Catholic people; I don't like organization people; that isn't it. I
love all people, but I disagree with that system that's keeping you
bound down. That's what, the system of it. That's it.
I wasn't against Germany; it was the Nazism. I wasn't against the
Italians; it was against the–the Fascism. And remember, I made another
prediction in that time–just a prediction, and many of you old-timers
remember it. I said, "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
But these three prophets–these three and one half years, rather, and
that's Revelations 11: 3; you've read it many times, "I give power unto
My two witnesses, and they'll prophesy a thousand two hundred and
threescore days." How many is it, a thousand two hundred and threescore
days? Three and one half years. And then they shall be killed in the
streets, right in the midst of this seventieth week. So you see where
the seventy weeks of Daniel are? You see where we're living at? We're
at the end, my beloved friends. We're at the end. The days…
Let's sing it:
Let me sing you a little verse.
Aren't you glad? Back to the Message, brother. Back to the original.
Back to Pentecost. Back to the real blessing. Back to the Name of Jesus
Christ. Back to the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. Back to the signs and
wonders. Back to Pentecost. Away with your organizations. Back to the
Holy Ghost. He is our Teacher.
Isn't that wonderful? What did the prophet say? There will come a time
when it'll be–you can't say night or day. Look how it's been. See? Oh,
so bad through these church ages, but it…
Back to the Message. Back to the beginning. Back to what Paul taught.
Back to the baptism he baptized with. He seen people baptized the other
way; he told them to come be baptized over again. He said if a Angel
come from heaven preached anything else, let him be accursed. So it's
back to the Message again, friends. It's evening time.
Oh, I love Him so much, don't you? How many sees Daniel's seventy of
week now and see what this seventieth week is? How many believes it,
say Amen. [Congregation replies, "Amen."–Ed.] Amen. Praise be to God.
Now, what's the next thing? The Seven Seals now. We drop right in on
them when the Lord will permit. When that'll be, I don't know. Just
whenever He delivers it, then we'll go right into it. Then we're going
to have a long, long meeting, 'cause we're going to take from the 6th
chapter through the 19th to get through it. And as slow as I am with
Now, I do not want anyone to go away misunderstanding this. Tape's
still playing? I don't want anyone to misunderstand it. Don't
misunderstand now, and say, "Brother Branham said Jesus will come in
1977." I never said no such a thing. Jesus may come today. But I have
predicted that between '33 and '77 something would take place, that
these things that I seen come to pass in the vision would take place.
And five of them has already took place.
And I believe with the atomic things that we have now… And did you
see what our President just said? Wanting another war. He wants to make
an example out of–out of Berlin, he said. Wanted to make an example.
What about Cuba here in our back door? Why make an example out of that?
What about that? Oh, it's such nonsense. See?
Oh, brethren, we're just at the end. They're going–it's going to come
out just the way God said it was, so what's–what's the use in doing
anything but just reading what He said, and getting right, and getting
ready for it, and let it come then. We're waiting for it.
How many's ready, raise your hands. Oh, my.
Oh, my. Don't you feel good? Think, friends; this is Pentecost,
worship. This is Pentecost. Let's clap our hands and sing it.
Pentecostal people, everybody, try to loosen up, get that old Methodist
formality out of you. Now, come on. Let's sing it.
Do you love Him? Oh, let's just raise our hands now to Him.