Breach between the Church Ages & the Seals

Good  evening, friends.  It's a great privilege to be back here  in  the
house of the Lord tonight, in the service, and still living on the Manna
from  this morning that our souls were so greatly blessed by  His  great

And now tonight, we are--have a... starting on the subject of the Breach
Between the Seven Church Ages and the Seven Seals. And I was just speak-
ing  this afternoon to a friend.  And maybe, the Lord willing,  sometime
this summer, if He doesn't take me Home, or I get to come back (don't go
overseas  or something), I would like to strike again at the Seven  Last
Trumpets, see, and it all bridges together.  And then there is the Seven
Last  Plagues, and it all blends right together as we will see as we  go

So,  tonight,  while we're kind of getting quietened--I may  be  just  a
little lengthy tonight, but even... As soon as I get back here--now, all
the  preaching  I  done in Phoenix, I never one time  even  got  hoarse,
see--that's right--and oh my, how hard I preached!  And for, I  believe,
it  was  twenty-seven  services without getting  hoarse,  but  it's  the
climate here, you see.  It's just simply--it's just bad right here, just
a valley.  It's just a bad condition back here, and... healthy--you know
what I mean, it's bad.  And any preacher has a... that speaks has a  bad
throat to begin with.

A  doctor friend of mine looked into my throat one time to see what  was
wrong,  said,  "Nothing."  Said, "You just got callouses on  your  vocal
chords there." Said, "That's from preaching." Well, I kind of like that,
you  know.  That made me feel better as long as it could be  applied  to
preaching, you see. It would be all right for the Kingdom of God.

Now,  we  might not be able to bear in our body the mark  of  the--Jesus
Christ  like  Paul did from being beat, but we might bear  a  mark  from
preaching  and  giving our voice against the things that's  wrong.   So,
we're  thankful that we don't have to be beat anymore, especially up  to
this time.

So,  we are... How many in here has read What Time Is It, Sirs? or  have
heard it, you know, What Time Is It, Sirs?   That's bothered me quite  a
bit. If you haven't, I wish someway, if you could get to hear it or some
way... kind of bothered me.

I  was going to drop this before starting the service.  About a week  or
ten  days ago I was so disturbed, I just... I just didn't... I  wouldn't
take  services or anything, because I didn't know.   It seemed  like  it
could be something that was bad, and I didn't know just what it was.  So
I... One early morning, I got up to go up into Sabino Canyon, which from
the  house  is only about thirty minutes drive to the--or forty  to  the
head  of  the Sabino Canyon, and then there's a road  that  runs  thirty
miles up into the mountain--strange country up there.   I can be here on
the  desert  where  it's 80 degrees and 90 degrees, right  now,  and  in
thirty minutes be in eight foot of snow, see, on top of the mountain.

We  was at Phoenix just recently where it was 20 something,  28 degrees,
(they  had  the swimming pool heated; people swimming) and  about  forty
minutes  drive  from there, it was forty below zero at  Flagstaff,  see.
That's  the difference from the up currents and the desert...  and  very
healthy for asthmatics and so forth. But...

Now,  I went up in the canyon, and I climbed way as high as I could  go,
and I asked the Lord, while sitting up in there, what all this meant and
so forth. I was kind of bothered and didn't know just what to do.

And so, while I was praying, and, a strange thing happened. I want to be
honest.   Now, I could have fallen asleep.   It could have been  like  a
trance, or it could have been a vision.   I'm more less inclined to  be-
lieve  that it was a vision that...  I had my hands out  saying,  "Lord,
what  does this blast mean, and what does these seven Angels in  a  con-
stellation of the pyramid, picking me up from off the ground and turning
eastward--what does it mean?"

I  was  standing  there in prayer, and something  happened.  And  now...
something fell in my hand, (Now, I know if you don't understand spiritu-
al  things, it may seem very strange.) but something struck in my  hand;
and when I looked, it was a sword. And the handle was made of pearl, the
prettiest  pearl  I ever seen.  And the--the guard (you  know,  where  I
guess,  it's to keep your hands from being lanced, you know,  while  the
people  were dueling) was gold.  And the saber's blade wasn't too  long,
but  it was just razor sharp, and it was glistening silver.  And it  was
the prettiest thing I ever seen.  It just fit my hand exactly, and I was
holding it.  I said, "Isn't that pretty?" I looked at it, and I thought,
"But you know, I was always afraid of a sword."  I was kind of glad that
I lived out of the days that they used them, because I--I'm afraid of  a
knife. And so I thought, "What would I do with that?"

And  while holding it in my hand, a voice from somewhere said, "That  is
the King's sword." And then it left me.

Well,  I  wondered  what it meant, "That is the King's  sword."   And  I
thought,  "If it would have said, `A king's sword,' it might  have  been
that I would have understood it, but it said, `The King's sword.'" So, I
may  not  have this right, but I thought, "There's only  One  The  King;
that's God. And His sword is this--sharper than a two-edged sword.  See?
And... "Ye abide in Me and My Words..." see. And...

I  thought in dueling, you see, and as I under--I don't  understand  one
word  of  it,  but... or one principle of dueling, but the  best  of  my
understanding,  the knife striking across and then finally, the  swords,
if they lock--the enemy and you lock the swords like this--then it takes
the strength of the man dueling because, see, his sword would be pointed
to my heart and mine to his; but they're locked, as our knives  striking
each other--then they strike, and then the swords come together. And the
one  that  can shove the other one down, the sword is  straight  to  the
heart. So it takes--even though the Sword be the Word, it takes the hand
of strong faith to hold it there to bring it to the heart of the enemy.

Now, not knowing these things, but just all that I have received of  Him
that  I  can tell, I've told you.   So that... You know,  I  believe  it
was--wasn't it our Lord said all that He'd received of the Father,  that
He had told and withheld nothing? And so we want to do those things just
as they come.

Now, if you'll be real wise and pray, I'm sure you'll understand someth-
ing pretty soon--now, something that I hope is revealed.

Now,  in  this Book--let's all turn now to the 5th chapter of  the  Book
which is called the Revelation of Jesus Christ.   Now, tomorrow night is
the  First  Seal, which the first four Seals are opened  by  four  horse
riders--one  on each Seal that strikes the earth.  And then, perhaps  it
will  not be long until after we've passed about--Monday, Tuesday,  Wed-
nesday--about  Thursday;  and then, I suppose on the  Sixth  and--Fifth,
Sixth  and Seventh Seal will probably be very lengthy.  So, maybe  it'll
give you a little time to catch up a little rest.

We  aim  to  start the services here, I believe, at seven  in  the  week
night, and I'm to be on the platform at seven-thirty exactly.   And then
that  might let us out by midnight, so... I went a hour over this  morn-
ing. I didn't mean that, I just...  I don't know when, because I do  not
know  what  the first rider is.  I do not know  Second,  Third,  Fourth,
Fifth, Sixth or Seventh Seal.  I... to this moment, I do not know.  See?
I'm just depending on Him.

So, that's why--trying this week by the grace of God to help,  believing
that if you understand deeply...  You know, in visions you cannot reveal
things until you are permitted to reveal.   How many times have you  all
heard  me  say, "... go into a house; perhaps a hat be lying  here,  and
this  certain  child or so forth will not be healed until that  is  laid
over here." I cannot tell them, or neither can I move it there. It's got
to be moved in some other way.  Somebody else has to take it and move it
and everything in order--then it can be revealed. So now, be in prayer.

Now, just before we approach the Book, let's talk to Him with our  heads
bowed. Lord Jesus, we are altogether insufficient.  We would not try  by
no  means  to approach this sacred Book in this most  holy  hour,  which
souls  hang  in the destination of time without asking, Lord,  that  the
only  One that can reveal this Book, that He come forward now,  blessing
the feeble efforts of Thy servant.

Bless the Word as It goes forth.  May It go in the power of the  Spirit.
And  may  the  spiritual ground of the... those who  are  hungering  and
thirsting to know righteousness and to know the will of God; may it fall
in there and bring forth of its kind.  Grant it, Lord.  All praise shall
be  Thine.  May the hungry and the thirsty find food and  drink  tonight
from  the Word.  We ask it in Jesus' Name of Whom the revelation is  of.

Now, we're going to turn to the 5th chapter.  Now, this is not the Seven
Seals.  It  is the Breach Between the Church Ages and the  Seven  Seals.
Now,  there  is also a 6th chapter of... and there was  a  4th  chapter,
rather,  of Revelation and in that, it kind of revealed  something  that
would  take place after the Church going up--that the Church goes up  on
the 3rd chapter of Revelation and does not return until the 19th chapter
of Revelation, see. Therefore, the Church misses the tribulation. I know
that's  contrary  to pretty near every teacher I ever talked to,  but  I
don't  mean to be dis--disagreeable.   I mean to be your brother, but  I
must teach just as I can see it.   If I don't, I can't put it  together,
you see.   And... Whether it goes up before the tribulation or after the
tribulation, I want to go up with it. That's the main thing.

So,  those  things we just are presuming because, without  education,  I
type.  I look and see what is or has been in the Old Testament, which is
a  type or a shadow of the New, then I have some idea what the  New  is.
See?   Like if Noah went into the ark before the tribulation  set  in--a
type.  But even before Noah (see?) went in the ark, Enoch went up (see?)
before  anything happened.   And Lot was called out of Sodom before  one
speck of the tribulation set in--a destruction.  But Abraham was all the
time out of it, see--type.

But now, we will read the 1st verse. I will read the first 2 or 3 verses
of it.

And  I  saw  in the right hand of him that sat upon the  throne  a  book
written within and on the backside sealed with seven seals.

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to
open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

And  no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under (neither  under)  the
earth,  was  able  to open the book, neither to look upon  it.  (What  a

And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the
book, neither to look thereon.  (Now, you speak about unworthiness,  not
even worthy to look at it--no man, nowhere.)

And  one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion  of  the
tribe  of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book,  and
to loose the seven seals thereof.

And  I  beheld,  and, lo, in the midst of the throne  and  of  the  four
beasts,...  in  the  midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as  it  had  been
slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of
God sent forth into all the earth.

And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon
the throne.

We  will pause there for a few moments from the reading of Revelation  5
down to the... including the 7th verse.

This Seven-sealed Book is revealed at the time of the Seven Thunders  of
Revelation 10.  If you're marking it down... Let's turn to Revelation 10
just  a  moment, so you'll get an understanding before we get  into  it.
Now, this is at the end-time, for listen:

and a rainbow... upon his head,...

If  you notice that's Christ, see, because He in the Old  Testament  was
called  the Angel of the Covenant, and He's directly coming to the  Jews
now, for the Church is finished. All right.

You  remember that Angel in Revelation 1?--same thing. Angel is  a  mes-
senger,  and He's a Messenger to Israel. See? The Church has  been  rap-
tured.  See? Now... or fixing to be raptured. He comes for  His  Church.
Now watch.

And he had in his hand a little book open:...

Now, here it was closed, here, and sealed, and here it's open; it's been
opened.  Since that time of the sealing we're getting into tonight,  now
the Book's opened.  A little Book in His hand--in His... it was  opened.
Oh, how... the sun as pillars...  Wait just a minute, let me start  back
here reading.

And  he  had in his hand a little book open: and he set his  right  foot
upon the sea, and his left foot upon the earth,

And (he) cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth:... (We know He
is the Lion of the tribe of Juda. Over here He's a Lamb, but here He's a
John  was commissioned to write what he saw, so the apostle and  prophet
picked up his pen to write it.)

And  when  the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was  about  to
write:  and  I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal  up  those
things  which  the  seven thunders uttered, and write  them  not.  (Now,
that's what we don't know.  That's yet to be revealed; it's not in  Holy
Script--what them thunders say.)

And  the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth  lifted
up his hands to heaven, (Now, listen.)

And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created (the)  heav-
ens,  and the thing that therein are, and the earth, and  the  things...
therein  are,  and... there should be time no longer: (Watch,  here's  a
verse I want to get to.)

But in the day of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to
sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his
servants the prophet.

Now, see, the mystery of this Seven-sealed Book will be revealed at  the
sounding of the Seventh Church Angel's Message.  See?  The Seventh Angel
begins to sound, and there's the Messages wrote out there, and we got it
in tape and book form.

Now, at the beginning of the sounding of the Message, the mystery of God
should be finished (see?) at that time. Now, we will notice, the Book of
the mystery of God is not revealed until the Seventh Angel's Message  is
sounded.  Now,  these points will be important in the  Seal,  I'm  sure,
because  it  must every bit tie together.  Now, it's  wrote  mysterious,
because no man nowhere knows it--God alone, Jesus Christ. See?

Now, but it is a Book, a mysterious Book. It's a Book of Redemption. (We
will get into that in a little while.)   And now, we know that this Book
of Redemption will not be thoroughly understood--it's probed at  through
six church ages, but at the end, when the Seventh Angel begins to  sound
his mystery, he winds up all of the loose ends that these fellows probed
at, and the mysteries comes down from God as the Word of God and reveals
the  entire revelation of God.  Then the godhead and everything else  is
settled.  All the mysteries: serpent's seed and whatever more is  to  be

Now, you see, I'm just not making that up.  That's what--it's THUS SAITH
THE LORD.  I read it to you out of the Book: the sounding of the Seventh
Angel's  Message,  the  mystery of God should be  finished  that's  been
declared  by His holy prophets.  (That's the prophets who has wrote  the
Word.)  At the sounding of the Seventh Church Age, the last church  age,
all  the loose ends that through these church ages have been probed  at,
will be wound up together.  And when the Seals are broke and the mystery
is  revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ,  setting  His
foot  upon the land and upon the sea with a rainbow over His  head.  Now
remember, this Seventh Angel is on earth at the time of this coming.

Just as John was giving his Message, the same time that Messiah come  in
the  days... John knew he would see Him, because he was going to  intro-
duce  Him.  And  we realize that in the Scriptures over  in  Malachi  4,
there's  to be a one like John, an Elijah, to whom the Word of  God  can
come  to, and he is to reveal, by the Holy Spirit, all the mysteries  of
God  and  restore  the faith of the children back to the  faith  of  the
apostolic  fathers--restore back all these mysteries that's been  probed
at through these denominational years.  Now, that's what the Word  said.
I'm just responsible for what It said, see?  It's written; that's right.
That's what It is.

Now, we see that this Seven-sealed Book, now, is the mystery of  redemp-
tion. It's a Book of Redemption from God. Now, all the mysteries at this
time should be finished at the sounding of this messenger.   Now, here's
the angel on earth, and another Angel, mighty Messenger come down.  See,
this  angel was an earthly angel--messenger.   But, here comes One  down
from Heaven--a rainbow, covenant, see?   Only Christ, it could  be--just
exactly like it was in Revelation 1st chapter, standing in the midst  of
the Seven Golden Candlesticks with a rainbow to look upon as jasper  and
sardius stone.

And here He returns back in the 10th chapter after the coming time, that
all  the mysteries is to be finished, and the Seals are to be broke  and
proclaiming that time is no more.  And he said, "When the Seventh  Angel
has  begin to sound, then the mysteries should be finished and time  for
the Angel to appear. We're close, somewhere. That's right.

Now, notice, the Seven Seals holds the mystery of the Book. Until we can
see  what  those Seven Seals has sealed in, we're  only  presuming  them
things.  Because, as I've told you this morning, upon my little  message
this  morning of God Hiding in Simplicity, you see, we are sure to  miss
the thing unless it is absolutely, genuinely revealed by the Holy Spirit
and vindicated the same. See? If... The prophet rises and tells you that
this  is just that, and God don't vindicate the thing, forget  it,  see;
but God in every statement, in everything has to vindicate it to make it
right. See? So, His children will watch those things, see, and be alert.

Notice, Seven Seals on the Book has... (these Seven Seals) has the  Book
sealed. See? The Book is absolutely sealed. Do you see it?  The Book  is
absolutely a sealed Book until the Seven Seals is broken.  It is  sealed
up with Seven Seals.

Now, that's different from the Seven Thunders. See?  This is Seven Seals
on the Book, and the Book will not--the Seals will not be released until
the  Message of the Seventh Angel.  See?  So, we are presuming, but  the
genuine revelation of God will be made perfect in that  sounding--vindi-
cated  Truth.  Now,  that's exactly what the Word  said.  The  mysteries
should be finished at that time.  And this Seven-sealed Book, you remem-
ber, it was closed here in Revelation the 5th chapter, and in Revelation
the 10th chapter it is opened.

And now, we're going to see what the Book says about how it become open.
And  is  not made known until the Lamb takes the Book,  and  breaks  the
Seals, and opens the Book.  See?  The Lamb's got to take the Book;  it's
His.   Now  remember, no man in Heaven, no man in  earth--pope,  bishop,
cardinal,  state  presbyter or whoever he is--can break  them  Seals  or
reveal  the Book but the Lamb.   And we have probed, and  presumed,  and
stumbled, and wondered--that's the reason we're all in such a  confusion
- but with the divine promise that this Book of Redemption will be  per-
fectly  opened by the Lamb, and the Seals thereof will be loosed by  the
Lamb  in the last day in which we're living now, and is not  made  known
until  the Lamb takes the Book and breaks the Seals,  because  remember,
the Book was being holded in the hands of Him that sat upon the  Throne.
And  the Lamb comes to Him that sits upon the Throne and takes the  Book
out of His right hand--takes the Book.

Oh, that's deep.  We will try to solve it out if we can, by the help  of
the Holy Spirit.  Now, we're depending on Him. And we will see later, it
is at the end-time when time has run out.   No denominations has a right
for the interpretation of the Book.  No man has a right to interpret It.
It is the Lamb Who interprets It, and the Lamb is the One Who speaks It,
and the Lamb makes the Word to be known by vindicating and bringing  the
Word to Life. See, exactly.

Notice,  and is not revealed until this Book--is not revealed until  the
church  ages  and denominational ages has run out, and there's  time  no
more.  See it?  It's only revealed after church ages and  denominational
ages  has  run out.  That's the reason the thing is in  such  a  scruple
tonight, see?   They pick up a little doctrine, and they run off here to
one side and say, "This is it."   Another one picks up another  doctrine
and runs off to this side and says, "This is it."  And each one builds a
denomination under it, until we got hundreds of denomination.  But still
in all of it, you see the confusion; the people are wondering, "What  is
Truth?" If that isn't just the condition today!

But  then, He promises that when that time has finished out, there  will
be the sounding of the Seventh Angel's voice, and then the Book will  be
revealed  at  that time.  Now, don't say, "Nobody... them  people  ain't
saved back there."  But the mysteries that they couldn't understand: how
that  God  can  be three and yet One; how that the  Scripture  can  say,
"Baptize  in  the  Name of the Father, Son, and Holy  Ghost,"  and  turn
around and say, "Baptize in the Name of Jesus." See? Oh, so many things.
How can Eve eat an apple and cause the wreckage of the whole world.  How
can these things be?  But those mysteries are promised to be revealed in
the end-time.  It's little loose ends that these great warriors has come
on the scene, such as Irenaeus, and Martin (Saint Martin), and Polycarp,
and  the different ones; and Luther, and Wesley, and all of these;  see,
as--how  they come and just lived long enough to kind of bring  a  light
and  shine  it, but they left many things in darkness.  Along  come  the
Pentecostal Age, like the Lutheran Age, and they run out on limbs.   But
still  all right; don't say they wasn't right.   They were, but  there's
loose ends left that can't be explained.  But then in... Why?  The  Seal
hasn't been broke to thoroughly reveal what these things are. See.

But  then  in  the last age, all these mysteries are to  be  solved  and
handed  out, and the Seals are to be opened by the Lamb and revealed  to
the Church, and then time is no more. See. How wonderful! Then, the Book
then is the Book of Redemption for...  Then, it goes ahead, and we bring
in  later  on  how the 144,000 is brought in and so  forth.  All  right,
that's Jew.

Now, Paul... Let's read a little bit. I get some of these Scripture, and
I  think we ought to read them.   Now, let's all of us turn...  Paul  in
Ephesians 1...  Many of them I see are writing--have got their books and
writing  the Scriptures down--marking them in their Bible for a  change.
So,  that's fine; I like for you to do that, and then go home and  study
it, see. And if you study it yourself, then you'll understand it better.
See.  Just study it, and ask God to help you to understand.  Now,  let's
read a Scripture I got written down here. (Ephesians 1:13 and 14) Now.

In  whom  we also trusted, after that ye heard the word  of  truth,  the
gospel  of  your salvation: in whom... after that ye believed,  ye  were
sealed with the holy Spirit of promise,

Which  is  the earnest of our inheritance until the  redemption  of  the
purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (See?)

Now,  while  we've got the Scriptures opened, let us...  See,  the  Holy
Spirit here, Itself, is a Seal.  The Holy Spirit is a Seal.  And a  Seal
signifies what?--a finished work.   The Holy Spirit being a Seal to  the
individual.  And to that individual, when he receives the  Holy  Spirit,
then his time of groaning is over, see, because it is a finished work.

Like I use to work for the railroad company, and we'd load box cars with
cans  and different things from the canning factory.   But then,  before
that  car could be sealed, the inspector come around to see if that  car
was  properly  loaded.  If not, the first time  it  rammed  together  or
something, it'd scatter the stuff and break it, and the railroad company
was responsible.   And that inspector would test everything to see if it
was properly in place.  If it wasn't, he condemned the car.  Then we had
to  do it all over again until the inspector was satisfied.  Then,  when
the inspector was satisfied, he shuts the door.  The inspector shuts the
door. And the inspector places a seal upon it, and then no one can break
this seal until it reaches its destination.

That's  what  the  Holy  Spirit's  been doing.  See.  He  goes,  and  He
inspects...  That's  the reason you can't have these things  and...  You
say,  "I spoke in tongues, and I shouted, and I danced in  the  Spirit."
That  don't have nothing to do with it.  See.  The Holy Spirit  inspects
that  person until He's thoroughly satisfied and knows that they  are...
Then, they are sealed unto their Eternal destination.  There's not noth-
ing can ever break that Seal.

The Bible, (you're putting your Scripture down)... Ephesians 4:30: Said,

day of (your) redemption.

Hold that Word, redemption, see--until the day that the Book of  Redemp-
tion has been revealed, and the Redeemer comes to claim His  possession.
Nothing can do it. See?  Don't grieve it. Stay... do things that pleases
God,  for the Book is sealed now, and you are sealed. The  Holy  Spirit,
Itself, is the Seal.

Seal  signifies... (now these is words I got from the dictionary).  Seal
signifies  a  finished work.  And when the Seventh Seal is  broken,  the
mystery of God that's sealed in these mysterious seals is finished until
the day that Seal is broken, then it's revealed what's on the inside  of

If  the man's wondering what's in that box car; you say, "It's  supposed
to be such-and-such. There's supposed to be..." He's presuming. But when
the  seal  is broken and the door is open, we see into it then  and  see
exactly what's in there.  You see it?  And that will only be done at the

Another thing a seal signifies is ownership. See. The seal has a mark on
it--shows  ownership.  When you are bought by the Blood of Jesus  Christ
and  sealed  by  the Holy Ghost, you no longer belong to  the  world  or
anything pertaining to the world. You are owned by God.

Another thing is, a seal is a security. Seal means you are secured. Now,
you that don't believe in eternal security, I don't know, but now... but
a  seal signifies security to its destination.   Woe unto that guy  that
would try to break that seal, and the Holy Spirit Seal cannot be broken.
You  know  I...  heard me say that people said, "The devil  made  me  do
this."  No, no, the devil didn't do it.   You just wasn't sealed in, be-
cause when you're sealed in, he's sealed out. See?

Now, you went out to him.  He couldn't get into you because the only way
he  could get into you is come through the same process that  you  have.
He'd have to be saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost;  then
he'd be your brother. So see, so, he didn't do it, no, no. You just went
to the borderline and come back lusting for the things of the world. You
never  went  all the way over into Canaan, you see,  across  Jordan--the
death to self. See?

Now, notice.  Now, this Book is sealed, and you are sealed with the Book
until the day of redemption.  Again, in Romans 8:22 and 23.   Let's  get
that, and we will get this background, and I think we will understand it
a little better if each person reads it for themselves. And giving you a
few  Scriptures here, so we can look upon them while the hour  is  still
young. Now, (8) Romans 8:22 to begin:

For  we  know that the whole creation groaneth and  travaileth  in  pain
together until now.

And  not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first  fruits  of
the  Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting  for  the
adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Oh my, oh my! Don't it make us old folks feel good? Don't it make us all
feel good--waiting for this hour.  We understand this will take place at
the first resurrection. See, nature is groaning; we are groaning; every-
thing  is groaning, because we realize there's something not right.  And
the  only way you can groan and wait for it, is because there  has  been
new life come in here that speaks of a new world.

Like the wife here, not long ago, we went over here to the super market,
and  I said, "We found a strange thing--a lady had on a dress,"  and  it
was so strange. See.  They... Nearly all of them don't wear dresses, you
see.  And...  Somehow they are forgetful; they go out without  them.  So
then... we a... (they're willfully forgetful).

So then, Meda said to me; she said, "Bill, why is that?" She said...

"Oh,"  I said, "it's just the spirit of the nation."  And I said,  "When
you go to Germany, they have a certain spirit.  Go to Finland, they have
a national spirit. You come to America, we have a national spirit."  Our
national spirit is frolic, jokes. You know why? We were founded upon the
doctrine of the apostles.  We were founding upon leadership of great man
like Washington, Lincoln, but we have moved off of that foundation,  and
we know that we've got it coming.   We know that a atomic bomb's got our
name  wrote on it.  We know that slavery lays ahead of us.   No need  of
fooling yourself.

It  reminds  me--like some of these comedians going  down,  and  telling
these jokes, and carrying on, and women carrying on the way they do  and
man  together.  It  just reminds me of a little boy  going  through  the
graveyard,  whistling, trying to make himself believe he's  not  scared.
Sure, he's scared.  See.  He ain't fooling nobody; that's why He's whis-
tling. He's trying to say he's not scared, but he is.

That's  what's  the matter today.  But oh, what a blessed hope  for  the
believer that's lifting up hands, for redemption is drawing nigh when he
sees these things appearing. It's a great time for the believer.

Now,  these  things,  that the groaning in our bodies...  Did  you  ever
notice  a  tree  how it struggles for life? It wants to  live.  And  you
notice  an animal, how in death, how it struggles.   You notice a  human
being--everything.  Nature  is groaning. We in ourselves  are  groaning.
See?   We know there's something wrong.   We see from these verses  that
something has been lost--both to man and earth. Creation of all type has
lost  something, for we see from this inspired Word that  it's  groaning
for some reason.  You don't groan unless there's a reason for it.   As I
spoke of the ink, it's a reason.

That's the way in praying for the sick; until you can find the  cause...
I know the cure, but I've got to find the cause.  That's why the visions
are so needed and promised.   It reveals the secret of the heart;  tells
the person where you made your mistake and what to do.  See.   No matter
how much medicine you take, or how much oil you pour on their heads,  or
how  loud anyone would scream over you, if there is something wrong,  he
will lay right there. I said, "he"--that's Satan.

See, today, as advanced we are in medicine, we still don't know  nothing
about these things.  You say, "He's got cancer."  Well, that ain't noth-
ing;  that just names what it is.  That names the medical  name--cancer.
That don't have anything to do with what it is.  That's the name that we
call it. We just call it the name, cancer.  But really what it is, break
it down, it's the devil.

Now we say "sin"; we just call it sin--break it down. What is sin? A lot
of  people  say, "drinking, committing adultery."   No, no,  that's  the
attributes of sin.  See?   That's what sin causes, see, but real sin  is
unbelief. That's where it's named and called out. If you are a believer,
you don't do those things.  But no matter how holy you try to make your-
self and how religious you try to be, if you do those things, you're  an
unbeliever. That's scriptural.

Now, something's lost, and it's groaning.  It's trying to get back to be
back to its original condition.  Would you imagine someone falling  from
the earth down into a deep pit somewhere, and was struggling,  climbing,
pulling... They must, by some means, get out of this pit. They're not in
their original state and frantically, they're screaming; they're clawing
the walls, making a noise or doing some way.   They're groaning  because
that they want to get back to their original state.

As when a person is struck with disease, aches, and pain, (one time they
wasn't that way), but they're groaning. Why?  They're not right, there's
something wrong, and they're groaning, trying to get back to where  they
was  when  they had health.  And when nature and peoples, as  the  Bible
said, are groaning; it shows there's something that they're not in their
ought-to-be condition. They have fallen from somewhere.

Now, we don't need anybody to interpret that for us. See. For of course,
we  know it was Eternal Life they had fallen from, and they  lost  their
claims on Eternal Life by the fall of Adam and Eve, who fell from Etern-
al Life to death in the Garden of Eden and brought all nature under them
to death.

A tree never died before Adam.  An animal wouldn't die before Adam.  And
there's  only  one  thing that cannot die and that's  God  because  He's
Eternal. And that's the only way we can ever keep from dying--we have to
have  Eternal Life in us to be sons and daughters of God.   But when  we
die,  as  I  said in the Message this morning, to sin we  sold  out  our
birthright and crossed this chasm. Now, we're beyond the reach of God on
this other side of the chasm.

Now,  of  course,  when Adam fell to death, he brought  death  upon  all
creation. Now, he was given free moral agency. It was given to them just
as we--so to make a choice.

Now, Adam and Eve, in the beginning--there was a tree of right and wrong
before  them,  and that same tree sets before each and everyone  of  us.
See,  God isn't doing for Adam or for Eve... You say, "Well, it's  their
fault."  No, not now it isn't.  It's your fault.  You can't place it  on
Adam, now.  You got to place it on yourself, because right and wrong  is
set before you. We're on the same basis as Adam and Eve.

But  you see, when we are redeemed, we no more want our own choice,  but
we want His choice. See, see? Now, Adam and Eve wanted their own choice.
They wanted to find out what it was to have wisdom. So, they probed into
it, and it caused death.

Now, when a man's been redeemed, he don't care anymore for  scholarship.
He don't care for anymore of the things of the world, the wisdom of  the
world.  He don't want no choice at all. Christ has been his choice,  and
that's all of it--he's redeemed.  He just no more wants to lead himself.
He  don't  want nobody to talk him into where to go and what to  do.  He
just waits and finds out the choice of his Maker.  See?  Then he goes in
the Name of his Maker, when the Maker tells him to go.

But  man  seeking wisdom wants to find... Well: "This parish  is  pretty
good,  but they pay me more over yonder, so I will go over there."  See?
See, wisdom.

Now, when Adam sinned by heeding his wife's reasoning, instead of  hold-
ing  to God's Word; that's what made Adam sin.  His wife  reasoned  with
Satan, and then produced the product to Adam, and Adam turned loose  the
Word and sold out.  He lost also, his inheritance when he lost his  fel-
lowship and right to Life.  Remember, "The day you eat thereof, that day
you die."

And when he lost his Life, he also lost his inheritance in Life, because
he  had completely supreme control of the earth.  He was the god of  the
earth.  God's the God of the universe--everywhere.  But His son had this
earth  under his own control.  He could speak; he could name;  he  could
say;  he could stop nature; he could do anything he wanted to. See.  But
when he did that, he lost his inheritance.

Now,  Adam could say, "Let this mountain here be moved over there,"  and
it would do it.  Adam could say, "Let this tree, here, be plucked up and
planted  over here"; it would do it, see, for he had  complete,  supreme
control,  as a minor god under God, our Father, because he was a son  of

Now,  couldn't we stop here just a minute and get our real sermon,  see?
Oh,  then if the Blood has cleansed it back, what about now?  See.  Look
what  that Son of God, the second Adam did. And said, "The works that  I
do, shall you also," see.

Adam  lost his inheritance--the earth.  Now, it passed from his hand  to
the  one  he sold out to--Satan.  He sold his faith in  God  to  Satan's
reasoning.  Therefore, his Eternal Life, his right to the Tree of  Life,
his right to the earth belonged to him, and he forfeited it every bit to
the hands of Satan.  He passed it from his hand to Satan. Therefore, now
it  has been... it returned and has been polluted, and the seed of  Adam
has  destroyed  the inheritance that Adam should  have  had--that's  the
earth. That's right. See? The seed of Adam.

I stopped the other day down in Tucson where I live.   And I was talking
to someone up on top of the mountain, looking down. I said, "What do you
think that 300 years ago, the old Papago come down through there on  his
travois with his squaw and children sitting on the back, rode out  there
somewhere and lived peacefully.   There was no adultery, no whiskey,  no
gambling,  no nothing among them; they lived clean. And the coyote  come
down the wash each night through Tucson, here, howling, and the mesquite
and  cactus bloomed around on the banks, and Jehovah looked upon it  and
must have smiled. But the white man come that way, and what has he done?
He's  dug up the cactus; he has polluted the country with beer cans  and
whiskey bottles; he's ruined the morals of the nation.  The only way  he
could whip the Indian was kill out his food, the buffalo.

When I was reading at Tombstone the other day in the museum and saw  the
pictures  of Geronimo.  And many of you might think that Geronimo was  a
renegade. To me he was a genuine American. He was only fighting for that
which was right that God had given him a land, and a nation, and a place
to live. I don't blame him.  And when those white soldiers come in there
and  by force taken over the land and killing them out like a  bunch  of
flies.  And there was the original picture of Geronimo's  medical  head-
quarters or his hospital.   It was two or three blankets over a piece of
mesquite.   And them wounded, real, genuine Americans--Indians  fighting
for their God-given rights.  And there, Geronimo with a baby in his arm,
on  the  hips, standing there looking upon his own  warriors,  bleeding,
dying with no penicillin or nothing, no way to help them--genuine,  God-
given American. Then, call him a renegade? I'd call him a gentleman!

Cochise would have never surrendered. He was an old man.  But the Ameri-
can army, (them all dressed in there) and they went out there and  would
kill  the  buffalo.  They run excursions out, (and Sharpe  invented  the
buffalo  rifle) and they went out there and say, "Oh, I had a  good  day
today,"  shooting  off the side of a boxcar or passenger car.   Say,  "I
killed  forty today."  Forty buffaloes, which would have kept the  whole
tribe  of Indians two years or more!   What did they do with  them?--let
them lay on the desert.  The odor of carrion bloated the land and  stunk
the land--the coyotes eat.

When  the  Indian killed a buffalo, there was a religious  ceremony.  He
took his hoofs; saved them to make pans.  His meat they eat, even to the
meat on the entrail. They taken all of his meat and hung it up and dried
it.  His hide was dried, and they made clothing and tents; there  wasn't
nothing...  But when the white man come in...  The renegade is the white
man!  He's the rascal! And he come in and killed off those buffaloes and
starved those Indians out. Any genuine man would fight for his God-given
rights. It's a stain on the American flag what they did to the  American
Indian. After all, it belonged to him.

What would you think if Jap--Japan or some... Russia would come in,  and
say, "Get out of here.  Get back out here."   And do us and our children
the way we did those Indians?  But remember, we've sowed, and now  we're
going to reap.  That's the law of God, you know. There's a planting time
and then a harvest time. I think that it's too bad; yes, sir.

Now, what happened? The polluted seed of Adam has polluted and absolute-
ly destroyed the land. Do you know the Bible says that? And because that
he has did this, (the polluted seed of Adam) God will destroy them.  You
want to read that?  Let's see, I got it wrote down here. Turn to Revela-
tion, the 11TH chapter, and we will find out. Get over in Revelation the
11th chapter, and we will see what God said about them who is destroying
the earth. The 11th chapter, and let's take the 18th verse; I believe it
is--11:18, here we are:

And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come,... (Now, watch  God's

shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints,
and  (to)  them that fear thy name, (both) small and great;  and  should
destroy (destroy) them which destroy the earth.

What  they going to do?--reap what they sowed, sure.  When you  see  sin
running in the streets...  How many on this Sunday night, how many adul-
teries will be committed in this city tonight? How many women will break
her marriage vow in this little hole in the ground, here, called Jeffer-
sonville?  How many abortion cases you think are recorded in Chicago  in
thirty  days?  It would be between twenty-five and thirty  thousand  per
month, besides the ones that's not turned in.  How much whiskey is drank
in the city of Chicago?  What do you think happens in Los Angeles in one
night? How many times has the Lord's Name been taken in vain in the city
of Jeffersonville today?  Is it better now, or was it better when George
Rogers Clark came down on the raft?

You  see, we have absolutely polluted the earth with our filth, and  God
will  destroy  those that destroys the world.   God said  so.  I  always
thought there's something down in me like to get up in the mountains and
look the way God fixed it.

I  hate Florida where they've got them artificial palm trees and...  Oh,
my!  I'd rather see the crocodile twitching his tail back in the wilder-
ness than to see all that there put-on and stuff that they do in  Holly-
wood and all that there glamour and bunch of drunks and... Oh my! I just
think, someday, someday, yes.

But remember, the Bible has told us in Matthew the 5th chapter that  the
meek  shall inherit the earth; that's right.  The meek and  humble  will
inherit the earth.   Jesus said, "Blessed are the meek,"--the simple one
that just don't try to be some great big something.  "They shall inherit
the earth," Jesus said so. Yes.

Now,  they've polluted it, and God will destroy them, but the meek  will
inherit the earth after it's been purified.

Now,  oh my!   Now, the forfeited title deed is now in the hands of  the
original Owner, Almighty God. The title deed to the earth and to Eternal
Life,  when Adam forfeited it, then Satan's dirty hands could  not  take
it; so it went back to its original Owner, God, Himself.  We're going to
find  it  in just a minute; there He sits on the throne with it  in  His
hand--the title deed!  Oh, that makes me feel religious!  The title deed
to  Eternal Life--abstract--title deed to Eternal Life.  When Adam  for-
feited it for wisdom instead of faith, it went back to the hands of  the
Owner--Almighty God. What a great thing!

All  right, waiting--what's it doing?  In the hands of God, waiting  for
redemption claims. He made a way of redemption.  He made a way back, and
some  day the Redeemer is to take it back.  You see where we're  getting
to, now? We will watch this fellow sitting upon the throne. All right.

Waiting  for redemption claims.  Its redemption.  What is this  Book  of
Redemption, this title deed, abstract title deed?  You say,  "Abstract?"
What  does an abstract mean? It means it's searched all the way back  to
its  beginning.  Like that little... like that little drop of  ink  this
morning, when it struck that bleach, it went all the way back.  And when
sin has been confessed and fallen into the Blood of Jesus Christ, oh my,
it gives an "abstract" right straight back to the Creator again, and you
become  a  son of God--abstract title deed is held in the  hand  of  the
Almighty. Oh my!

Its  redemption means all legal possession to all that was lost by  Adam
and  Eve.  What ought that to do to a born again Christian!   Its  legal
possession  to the abstract deed--title deed of Eternal Life means  that
you possess everything that Adam and Eve lost. What of it, brother?  The
possession of that deed.

Adam could not meet the requirement of redemption. After he'd found he'd
lost  it; he had sinned and he'd separated himself from God and  was  on
this side of the chasm, so he could not redeem it.   He just couldn't do
it because he needed redemption himself; so he could not do it, but  the
law  required  a Kinsman Redeemer.  The law of God  required  a  Kinsman
Redeemer.   If you want to mark that down--kinsman redeemer--find it  in
Leviticus 25.  We won't have time to thoroughly search this, because you
know each text would make a night. See.

But God's law received a substitute. Now, what if God had not offered to
take  a  substitute?  But love constrained Him to do it,  that  man  was
without a way back, and there's no way for him to get back. He was gone.
But  the grace of God met this Kinsman Redeemer in the Person  of  Jesus
Christ. Law required it; grace met its requirements. Oh, "Amazing grace!
How sweet the sound,..."

God's  law required a innocent substitute, and who was innocent?   Every
man  had been born sexual, after sex--everyone!   And the only one  that
wasn't,  had  forfeit the rights to Eternal Life and to be king  on  the
earth.  Oh,  when I think of that Scripture, "For thou has  redeemed  us
back to God, and we may reign and be kings and priests upon the  earth."
Oh  my, what the... Kinsman Redeemer... Oh, what a story we  would  have

Notice,  law  required a Kinsman Redeemer to redeem  a  lost  substance.
Grace met this requirement in the Person of Jesus Christ. A Kinsman must
be born of the human race.

Now, how could we be?  When every man that's born has to... and  anybody
that  couldn't see it was a sex act there, he's totally  blind,  because
every man that was born was born of a woman.  And God required a Kinsman
Redeemer, and He must be a human.  Oh my, what are you going to do  now?
Law required a Kinsman Redeemer.

Now, He couldn't take an Angel; He had to have a man, because we're  not
kin to the Angel; we're kin to one another. The Angel never fell. He's a
different  kind  of a being, got a different body.  He never  sinned  or
nothing; he's a--different. But the law required a Kinsman Redeemer, and
every man on earth was born of a sex.

Now, don't you see, there's where it come from.  That's where sin start-
ed. So, see where it's at now? There comes your seed of the serpent in.

Now,  notice:  required a Kinsman Redeemer; and  the  Redeemer,  Kinsman
Redeemer,  must  be born of the human race.  Here, that leaves us  on  a
limb, but let me sound the trumpet to you. The virgin birth produced the
product.  Amen.  The virgin birth produced our  Kinsman  Redeemer,  none
other  but the Almighty God become Emmanuel, Emmanuel.  The Kinsman  Re-
deemer was met...

You see how God makes a requirement, and there's nothing we can do.  But
then grace steps in and overshadows that law, and produces the  product.

Oh, when you get over Home, "When I get my little cabin down there,"  as
Brother Neville sings about.  When you all hear something down there one
morning  sing, "Amazing grace! how sweet the sound, that saved a  wretch
like  me!" you say, "Praise God, old Brother Branham made it;  there  he
is, see."

Yes, oh, "It's grace that taught my heart to fear, it was grace my fears
relieved;  how  precious  did  that  grace  appear,  the  hour  I  first
believed." Wait 'til we get down to it just in a moment.

Oh my! Now look. The Book of Ruth gives a beautiful picture of this--how
Boaz  and Naomi had lost the estate (You heard me preach on it,  haven't
you?  Raise your hands up if you heard me preach it, so you  understand,
see.)   Boaz  had  to become a redeemer, and he was the  only  one  that
could... He had to be a kinsman, a near kinsman, and redeeming Naomi, he
got  Ruth.  That  was Jesus--Boaz typing Christ, and  when  he  redeemed
Israel,  He  got  the  Gentile  Bride.  So  then,  you  see...  So  very
beautiful... We have it on tape, I'm sure, here somewhere, if you'd like
to have it.

Now notice.  Now, it must be kinsman.  So, you see, an Angel couldn't do
it;  a man couldn't do it; it must be a man, but he can't be born  of  a
woman--a  sex  act. So the virgin birth, the  Holy  Spirit  overshadowed
Mary, therefore, Jesus was not a Jew. Jesus was not a Gentile. Jesus was
God, exactly.   His Blood didn't come from any sex act.  He was the holy
created Blood of God.   And we're not saved by Jewish blood, neither are
we  saved  by Gentile blood.  We're saved by the Blood  of  God.  That's
according to the Bible. It says so. We're saved by...

So,  you see, Jesus was God. He was not no third person, fourth  person,
second person; He was The Person.  He was God, see. He was God Emmanuel.
God come down from His glory, revealed Himself...

I love that story of Booth-Clibborn, that great, beautiful hymn:

               "Down from His glory, Ever living story,
               My God and Savior came, And Jesus was His name,
               Born in a manger, To His own a stranger,
               A man of sorrow, tears and agony.
               Oh, what condescension,
               Bringing us redemption;
               When in the dead of night,
               Not one faint hope in sight,
               God, gracious, tender, Laid aside His splendors,
               Stooping to woo, and save my soul.
               O, how I love Him! How I adore Him!
               My breath, my sunshine, my all in all!
               (The great Redeemer, Became my Savior,)
               The great Creator, Became my Savior,
               And all God's fullness dwelleth in Him.
               That's the One met the requirement.

Grace produced the Person of Jesus Christ. And we find this Book  now...
God  stretched His tent--come from God to become a man.  He changed  His
stream  from the Almighty to be a man to take on the form of man, so  He
could  die  to redeem man.  Wait 'til we see Him,  when  there's  nobody
worthy. See.

All right, in the Bible, in the Book of Ruth as you read it you'll  find
out such a person was called the goel, G-O-E-L, was called the goel,  or
it  was a person that could meet the requirement; and the goel  must  be
able to do it, must be willing to do it, and must be a kinsman, next  to
kinsman to do it.  And God, the Creator of spirit, became kinfolks to us
when He become man in order He could take our sin upon Him, and pay  the
price, and redeem us back to God again.

There it is.  There is the Redeemer.  Christ has redeemed us now. We are
now redeemed, but He has not claimed His possession yet.  Now, you might
differ with that, but just hold on a minute; see, we will see. See.

He hasn't claimed it. See? If He took the Book of Redemption, everything
that Adam had and everything that he lost, Christ redeems back; and He's
already  redeemed us, but He hasn't took the possession yet.  He  cannot
until the time appointed, and then will come the resurrection, and  then
the  earth will be renewed again, and then He will take  possession--His
possession  which He got when He redeemed us, but we will do it  at  the
appointed time. Oh, my.

This  is described in this Seven-sealed Book that we're talking of  now.
All right, the Book of Redemption--it's all described in here. All that,
what  Christ will do at the end will be revealed to us this week in  the
Seven Seals if God will let us. See. All right; it will be revealed.

And revealed as the Seals break and are released to us, then we can  see
what this great plan of redemption is and when and how it's going to  be
done.  It's  all hidden in this Book of mystery here.  It's  sealed--God
with  Seven Seals.  And so the Lamb is the only One who can break  them.
Now,  (pardon  me) we realize... Now if you would like to  look  in  the
Scriptures;  you  can get over in Jeremiah and find out  there  when  he
was--when he--he was going into the captivity of the land, you know,  he
bought his uncle... His uncle's son had some--some property, and he went
through that sealing, and if we took it all... We got that, also, in the
Seven Church Ages--them Seals and so forth in there.

You  see,  a seal in the Old Testament was like a roll, like  this.  And
here  was  a mystery, and this mystery was hidden.  All  right,  it  was
sealed around and put here: the claim to so-and-so.

Then,  the next mystery was wrapped around to what this inheritance  was
and stuck out here on this side: The claim to so-and-so and went on down
until it made a scroll, because people didn't have books like this then.
It was in a roll.  How many knows that?--called a scroll.  With a sealed
scroll  you could break loose one here, (what the mystery of  this  was)
and tear it loose, and you could see what that claim was. And then break
the other one loose, and you see what that claim was.

And  the whole thing here is Seven Seals--got the mysteries of God  from
the  foundation  of the world all sealed up in there,  and  revealed  by
Seven  different Seals; that if God willing--let Him--let us  pull  back
these  Seals and look down through the Book and find out what  it's  all
about. See. I hope we have a great time.

There  the mystery of redemption is sealed until... This Book could  not
be  broken  until the last angel's Message.  The scroll was  there.   We
knowed it was there. We know that it was redemption.  We believed it was

Jeremiah  said, "This scroll must be kept..." (as you read it there)  he
would say, "It must be kept in a earthly vessel," see.  Oh, what a beau-
tiful thing there I could talk about awhile.  This scroll was kept in an
earthly  vessel--a  vessel that once became flesh, (Glory!)  died,  rose
again, and kept in an earthly vessel until the time of the purchase.  Oh
my, beautifully.

All  right, now, these Messages are all kept up until this earthly  ves-
sel, until the time of God's appointed time at the last messenger at the
earth,  and all that these people had judged at and said, "I  know  it's
there;  I believe it's there"; and they'd fought at it, and  brought  it
forth, and produced the things; by faith they believed it.  But now it's
going  to  be brought to us in revelation and from the hand  of  God  by
vindication. God said so; He promised it.

Now,  now, let's see what--where was we at? Let's go to verse two,  now.
That's  a  long time for verse one, but let's take verse  two.  Now,  we
probably won't stay that long on the next one.

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to
open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

Now, remember, let's read the first verse again so we can get it togeth-

"...  I  saw  in  the right hand of him that  sat  upon  the  throne..."
God--who is that? The absolutely original holder of the Book of Life. He
holds  it; God does.  When Adam forfeited, it went back to its  original
Owner. It belongs to Him. And John, in the vision, looked over and  "...
saw  in  the right hand of him that sat upon the throne a  book  written
within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals." See, inside.

Now,  when we go to breaking these Seals, you're going to see,  it  goes
plumb  back  in the Scripture, all the way back. For each one  of  those
Seals--the  whole thing together, the whole mystery lays right  here  in
these Seals.  See?  Every mystery of the Bible lays in these Seals,  and
the Seals cannot be broken until that time. I will prove it here just in
a minute.

Notice,  now  the Book, remember, is sealed. Here's one;  here  is  this
seal,  then  another one is wrapped--a seal, another one  is  wrapped--a
seal.  It's a Book of Redemption. And the whole thing together makes the
Book, and it's sealed with Seven Seals. And then it's on the backside is
because  it's wound up; the seal mystery is on the inside, and  it  only
says  the white horse rider, or the black horse rider and  what-more  on
the  outside,  but the mystery of the whole Book is in them  Seals  from
Genesis  to  Revelation, a complete plan of redemption  is  revealed  in
these Seven Seals.  Oh, it's an important time.  God help us to get  it.

Now, and a strong Angel... Now, verse two, the strong Angel with a  loud
voice proclaiming, "Who is worthy?"  Worthy for what?  "Who is worthy to
take that Book?"  Now, we find out...  Where's the Book at now?--to  its
original Owner, because it has been forfeited by a son, the first son of
God  in  the human race.  And when he forfeit his rights  to  listen  to
Satan, he give up... What did he do?  He accepted Satan's wisdom instead
of God's Word.

Now, couldn't we stop here a while?  Sons of God will take a  seminary's
idea  about  it  instead  of  the Word of  God.  See.  Same  thing  Adam
did--forfeited his right.  And when it did, it went right straight back.
Can't you see where those ages have been? See?  Went right straight back
to  the original holder.  And John, in the Spirit, standing up  here  in
Heaven--he'd just been lifted up now from the Church Ages, see--saw  the
Church Ages, and then he was taken up in the 4th chapter. He said, "Come
up higher; I'm going to show you things that will come."

And  he saw One sitting upon the Throne with this Book in His  hand,  in
His right hand. Think of it. Now, and then in this Book was a title deed
to redemption. And it was sealed with Seven Seals. And then a Angel came
forth, a strong Angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who was worthy  to
open the Book, to take the Book; who was able to open the Seals; who was
able  to open this Book?" See?  The Angel asked it; John saw it, and  he
said, "Now, who's worthy? Let him..." Oh my, maybe I'm just feeling it's
this a way. "But, let him," said the Angel, "let him."  Here is the Book
of  Redemption.  Here is the plan of redemption.  Here is the  only  way
you'll ever be redeemed, for here is the title deed to redemption of the
whole heavens and earth. "Let him come forward, if he will." Oh my! "Now
speak  or forever hold his peace.  Let him come forward and  claim  this
Book.  Who's worthy to do it?"  And John said there was no man in Heaven
found  worthy;  no man on earth found worthy; no man beneath  the  earth
that ever lived and died was found worthy; no man was found worthy.

The  Angel's  call was a call for the Kinsman Redeemer  to  appear.  God
said,  "I have a law, a Kinsman Redeemer can be a substitute." Where  is
that Kinsman Redeemer? Who's able to take it?

And  it come from Adam, all the way down through all the  apostles,  and
prophets,  and everything else, and nobody was found.  Now,  what  about
that? Nobody in Heaven, nobody on earth, nobody that ever lived.  Elijah
was  standing  there.  Moses was standing there.  All the  apostles  was
standing there.  All the ones that had died--all the holy man, Job,  the
sages.  Everyone was standing there, and nobody was worthy even to  look
at the Book, let alone take it and break the Seals!

Now,  where's the pope and all these come in at?  Where's  your  bishop?
Where's our worthiness? We're nothing, that's right.

He asked for the Kinsman Redeemer to step forward, if he could. But John
said no man was worthy--not that there wasn't worthy people there.  Now,
like  an Angel, like for instance we'd say, "a Gabriel or Michael,"  but
remember, it had to be a kinsman. Remember, John said here, "And no M-A-
N,"  not  Angel, not Seraphim; they hadn't sinned, but they  were  in  a
different category.  They'd never fallen.  But this had to be a  kinsman
redeemer--no  man, because there was none of them redeemed.  No man  was
worthy to look at it. Oh no, my, my.

So,  it took a human kinsman; and he asked for it, and he  wasn't  found
nowhere.  There  was nobody.  No bishop, no archbishop,  no  priest,  no
hierarchy;  no nothing was even... didn't even have the holiness  enough
to even look at the Book. My! My!  That's pretty strong, but that's what
the Bible said. I'm just quoting what John said.

The  Bible said that John wept.  Now, there's some people that's  taught
this. I was hearing a man teach this one time; said, "John wept  because
that  he found himself not worthy."  Oh, any man under the  Holy  Spirit
would know different from that, see--under the inspiration of God  would
know different from that.

But, John wept. Here's what I think he wept for... because if no one was
worthy  and could open this Book of Redemption, the whole  creation  was
lost.  That's God's Own law, and He can't defile His Law--can't defy His
Law, rather.

See, God required a Kinsman Redeemer who was worthy, who was able to  do
it,  who had the substance to do it.  And the Angel said, "Now let  that
Kinsman Redeemer step forward."

And John looked, and he looked all over the earth; he looked beneath the
earth, and there was nobody. Their creation and everything was lost.  Of
course, John wept; everything was lost.

His crying didn't last but just a minute though. Then there stood one of
the elders said, "Don't weep, John."  Oh, my! His crying didn't last but
just a minute.

John thought, "Oh my, where is the man?  There stands the prophets  they
was born like I was.  There stands the sages; there stands...  Oh, ain't
there nobody here?"

"I want a man that's able to do it.  I want a man that can redeem,"  and
he  wasn't found.  So John broke out; everything was lost, and  he  wept
bitterly.  And  he  was sad, because everything,  (the  whole  creation)
everything was gone if they couldn't find somebody.   Glory to God!   If
they couldn't find somebody that can meet that requirement, every  human
being, the whole world and creation was gone. Everything had fallen--the
rights  of redemption, the rights of Eternal Life, the Light; all  these
rights had been forfeited, and there was nobody who could pay the price.

And  John  started crying, because no one was worthy, and no  one  could
even look at the Book.  Oh, it took a human being. John wept, because no
one could do it, and everything was lost.

And  there came a voice from one of the elders standing in the midst  of
the  four beasts, and all that great host of heaven said,  "Don't  weep,
John." (Oh my, grace of God!) "Don't be broken hearted, John. Don't weep
for the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root and Offspring from David, He
has prevailed." Prevailed means wrestled with and overcome. Oh my!

The Garden of Gethsemane when His Blood dropped down out of His face, He
was  overcoming.  The Lion of--and the Root of David has prevailed,  has

Like  Jacob being supplanter and when he got in contact with the  Angel,
he  held on.  And the Angel tried to pull away, said, "I--I'm  just  not
going  to let you go."  He held on until he got what he wanted for,  and
his name was changed from supplanter, which means deceiver--to what?  To
a prince with God--Israel. He prevailed.

And  this Lion of the tribe of Juda prevailed.   He said,  "Don't  weep,
John,  for  the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of  David  has  pre-
vailed; He's already overcome.  He's done it; it's over, John!"  Oh, my.
He  produced a bleach that sends sin on back to the greasy  hands  that,
with his wisdom that defiled it--the human being. Yes.

But  when John turned to look, he saw a Lamb. What a difference  from  a
Lion.  He  said, "The Lion has prevailed."  See, again I  can  use  that
there:  God Hiding in Simplicity.  He said, "He's a lion."  (that's  the
king of the beast) The Lion has prevailed.  The strongest thing there is
is a lion.

I've  laid out in the jungles in Africa and hear the giraffes  squealing
and  the great mighty elephant with his trunk in the air,  "Whee,  whee,
whee,"  and  hear the savages of the desert screaming out  their  bloody
curdle  cries, and the beetles go...  And Billy Paul and I laying  in  a
little  old  place  covered over with stickers and hear away  off  in  a
distance  a lion roar, and everything on the desert shuts up.  Even  the
beetles stop hollering. The king speaks. Oh, my.

I--I tell you, that's when denominations and doubts fall to the  ground.
Everything is quiet when the King speaks.  And this is the King.  That's
His Word.

Oh, he said, "John, don't worry, don't cry; don't be broken up, John.  I
have you here in a vision, I'm showing you something.  And I know you're
all  tore  up because, you know, it... there's nothing to  be  redeemed;
everything's  gone.  There's nobody could meet the requirement, but  the
Lion of the tribe of Juda..."  You know Juda's...  We had it in--on  the
blackboard here, you know, the tribe of Juda's emblem was a lion.

Remember, the lion, and the ox, and the--so forth, a head of the man and
so forth, and then watching those seraphims--that Word--while all  Mark,
Matthew, Luke, and John all stood around the Book of Acts.

And I heard a man say, a great minister said, "The Book of Acts is  just
a  scaffold work."  It was the first vine that the Holy Church ever  put
forth.  Yes,  sir.  And she ever puts forth another one, it'll  be  that
kind, too. Yes, sir!  You got some grafted vines in there bearing lemons
that ought to be oranges, but when that vine--that vine ever puts  forth
its branch again, it'll be just exactly like the original.

And  Matthew,  Mark, Luke, and John, those gospels  are  standing  there
guarding that.  The wisdom of a man, the power of a lion, the work of an
ox,  and  the swiftness of the leopard--or the eagle, rather.  Yes,  the
Gospel's  standing there what... Remember when we had it?   It's in  the
Seven Church Ages.

Now,  He said, "The Lion of the tribe of Juda."  Why?  Out of  Juda--oh,
Juda! "A law giver shall not go before or between its knees until Shiloh
comes"; but he will come through Juda.   And the Lion (the symbol of the
tribe of Juda) has prevailed; He's overcome.

And  when  he  looked  around  to see where that  Lion  was,  he  saw  a
Lamb--strange.  Look for a lion and see a lamb.  The elder called Him  a
Lion,  but when John looked, he saw a Lamb--a Lamb as It had been  slain
from  the foundation of the world; a Lamb, having been  slain--what  was
it?   What was that Lamb?  It was bloody, wounded--a Lamb that had  been
slain, but was alive again; and he was bloody.  Oh my!  How can you look
at that, folks, and remain a sinner?

A Lamb stepped up--the elder said, "A Lion has overcome, the Lion of the
tribe of Juda.   And John looked to see the Lion, and there come a Lamb,
shaking,  blood on Him, wounds--He had prevailed.  You could  tell  He'd
been in battle. He'd been slain, but He was alive again.

John  hadn't  noticed this Lamb before, you know here.  He  hadn't  been
mentioned before.  Nowhere, hadn't been mentioned.  John didn't see  It,
all  over the heavens as he's looking, but here It come  forth.  Notice,
where It came forth--where did It come from?   It come from the Father's
Throne  where  He  had been seated since He had been  slain  and  raised
again.  He  raised up and sat on the right hand of God--ever  living  to
make intercessions. Amen.  Raised there today as an Intercessor with His
Own  Blood to make intercession upon the ignorance of the  people.  Now,
that's  the One I'm depending on. He still was covered with  bleach--the
bleach of the forgiveness of sin.

John  looked at that Lamb, and the Lamb looked like He had  been  slain.
And  then  he  noticed  He  was  wounded,  and  cut,  and  bruised,  and
bleeding--a bloody Lamb. That's what took our place.

Isn't  it strange a simple Lamb had to take our place?  And he  saw  the
Lamb.  He  proceeded out; John hadn't saw Him, because He had  been  way
back  into  the eternities--even making intercession  and  showing  that
those  who had come to God under the offering of the blood of bulls,  of
goats, a substitutionary offering, He also caused them who believed  it,
pointed to Him.  And the Blood had not been shed yet, so He was there to
clear them.  He was there to clear you and I.  And oh God!  I hope  He's
there tonight. For every sinner, the Lamb been slain.

How  can Jehovah see anything but that bloody Lamb standing  there?  And
the  Lamb proceeded out into the vision now, as It had been  slain.  No-
tice:  come from the Father's Throne.  Oh, think... He... Where  did  He
advance  from, to this vision?  He come from Glory where He's seated  at
the right hand of God. He advanced forth to John out of Glory.

Oh,  would not it be a glorious thing if our sinful  thoughts,  tonight,
could be laid aside long enough to accept Him, and He would advance  all
the  way from Glory, tonight, to make Himself known to any of  you!  The
Lamb advancing from Glory for intercessions.  All right--to make  claims
now for His redemption.

Remember,  He'd  been on His mediatorial work back here.  But  remember,
these Seals are ready to be opened, and the Lamb come from the sanctuary
of  God,  advanced forward... Wait 'til we get over there  at  that  one
hour--take  that one-half hour that is silent; the sanctuary's  smoking;
there's  no more intercession; the Sacrifice has left--it's  a  judgment
seat.  There's  no Blood on it no more, for the Blood covered  Lamb  had
walked away. Don't you wait 'til that time.

Remember  in the Old Testament?  As long as the blood was off the  mercy
seat, it was judgment, but as long as the blood was on there, there  was
mercy. But when the Lamb walked away, that did it.

What's He been? He's been an Intercessor--no other person. Tell me where
Mary could make intercessions then.  What could Mary offer?  What  could
Saint  Francis,  Saint Assisi or any... Saint Cecilie,  rather,  or  any
other  human being?  John never saw a thousand saints come out from  the
mediatorial; he saw a Lamb--a Lamb that had been slain--bloody.

I  don't  care how many saints have been slain, they were  all  due  it,
everyone of them.  Like the thief said at the cross, "We've sinned,  and
we're due this, but this man's done nothing."

He was the only man that was worthy.  Here He come from the intercessory
box. What's He coming for now? Watch Him. Oh my!

John was weeping. Where's it all at? What's going to happen?

Said, "Don't weep, John," said the elder, "here comes the Lion." He  was
the One that prevailed.

When  he looked, here come a Lamb, bloody, that'd been  slain.  Anything
that's killed is bloody, you know, been killed; its neck's been  chopped
open  or  something; the blood's all over it.  Here come a  Lamb,  being
slain, and He came forth.  Oh my!  What?--to make His claims on His  re-
demption.  Amen!   Oh,  don't you just feel like just going  over  in  a
corner and sit down and cry awhile?

Here  come  a Lamb, still bloody.  John, wasn't nothing there,  all  the
celebrity  was standing around, but there was none of them could do  it.
So, here come the Lamb, now. His intercessory days is over, the mediato-
rial days. That's when this Angel's going to stand there, (you wait 'til
we get in the Seals) and time shall be no more. That's right.

That  half hour of silence; watch what takes place in that half hour  of
silence, when that Seventh Seal next Sunday night, Lord willing...

He comes forth (what?) to take His claims now, (Oh, my!) comes forth  to
take  His claims.  Now, He had done the kinsman work.  He'd  come  down,
become man, died; He'd done the kinsman work of redemption, but had  not
as  yet called for His claim.  Now, He comes on the scene to  claim  His
rights (watch what takes place, oh, my!) for which He was slain.  For as
becoming  a  kinsman to man to die in his place to redeem him,  but  the
elder was right when he said He was a Lion, see? The elder called Him  -
said,  "a  lion," because He had been a Lamb, an Intercessor,  a  bloody
Lamb, but now He's coming forth as a Lion.

His days of intercess' is over.  "Let him that's filthy be filthy still.
Let him that's righteous be righteous still. Let him that's holy be holy
still."  The thing is closed.  Oh, brother, then what?  Then  what?  And
remember, it comes at the Seventh Church Age, when the mysteries of  God
will be opened up.

Now, watch real close.  This is something you must get. Now, He had been
doing  His mediatorial work making intercessions for the  believer.  For
two  thousand years He'd been back there, a Lamb.  Now, He  is  stepping
forth from Eternity to take the title deeded Book and to break the Seals
and reveal the mysteries.  When of it?--at the end-time.  Do you get it?
All right, we will go on then.

Now,  break  the  Seals and release all the mysteries to  them,  to  the
Seventh  Angel whose Message is to reveal all the mysteries of God.  The
mysteries  of God lays in these Seven Seals, see?  That's what  He  said
here. All the mysteries lays in these Seven Seals.

And the Lamb comes forth now from being a Mediator between God and  man;
He becomes a Lion. And when He becomes a Lion, He takes the Book; that's
His rights.  God's held it, the mystery, but now the Lamb comes.  Nobody
could take the Book.  It's still in the hands of God.  No pope,  priest,
whatever  it might be, they can't take no... the Book.  The Seven  Seals
hasn't been revealed. See?  But when the Mediator, when His work is done
as  an  Intercessor, He comes forth and John, the elder  said,  "He's  a
Lion," and He comes forth. Watch Him. Oh my! See?

He comes forth to take the Book, (now watch) to reveal the mysteries  of
God  that  others has guessed at in all these denominational  ages.  See
then, the Seventh Angel...  If this Book, mysteries, is the Word of God,
the Seventh Angel has to be a prophet for the Word of God to come to. No
priests,  popes,  or anything else can get it.  The Word don't  come  to
such. The Word of God comes only to a prophet--always.  Malachi 4  prom-
ised such. And when He come forth, He'd take the mysteries of God, where
the  church  had got all scruppled up in all  these  denominations,  and
restore  the  faith of the children back to the fathers;  and  then  the
world judgment would strike, and the earth would be burnt; and then  the
righteous would walk out upon the ashes of the wicked in the Millennium.
Do you understand it now? All right.

Others  had  guessed at in the denominational age, but see, he  must  be
this  man, the Seventh Angel of Revelation 10:1-4 is a... Seventh  Angel
has the mysteries of God given to him and finishes all the mystery  been
left off down through the denominational ages.

Now,  you  can see why I do not strike at my brethren  in  denomination.
It's the system of denomination! They do not... there's no need of  them
trying to know it, because it could not be revealed. That's according to
the Word.  They presumed at it, and believed it was there, and by  faith
walked by it, but now it's evidently proved. Amen! Oh, my, what a Scrip-

Now, watch. Then it is He, the Lamb, that takes His kingly position when
His  saints come to crown Him Lord of Lord and King of King.  See?  See,
time has run out. Revelation 10:6; there's no more time.

Notice,  there's seven horns on this Lamb.  Did you notice  it?  "Having
seven  horns"--we've just been through that.  Horns means power  to  the
animal.  And notice, He was not an animal, because He took the Book  out
of the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne, see?

Notice.  Oh my, I believe I had that wrote down somewhere.  Oh--to break
the  Seals  and to loose the title, title deed, and the Message  to  the
last  angel, and he takes his kingly place--that's what he  comes  forth
now to do.

Now  watch, when He comes out, the seven horns... Now, when he saw  this
Lamb  (John looking at It) It had looked like It'd  been  slain--bloody.
And He's come from Eternity, and He ceased to be a Mediator.   Then pray
to Mary as much as you want to!

There  was no man in Heaven and in earth or no person, no being, no  one
else could take it, John even wept about it.  Oh, Catholic friend, can't
you  see  that?  Don't pray to some dead person.  The Lamb is  the  only
Mediator, see? He was the One that came forth.

And what did He do now?  He's been back here interceding until His Blood
has atoned for every person, and the Lamb, now, knows what's written  in
the  Book.  So, He knowed from the foundation of the world  their  names
were  in  there, so He has stood back here and re... and  done  mediator
work like this until... mediatorial work 'til every one that's been  put
in  the  Book has been redeemed and is finished, and now He  walks  out.

He's  done  His kinsman work.  You know what the kinsman  work  was:  to
testify  before elders.  You remember Boaz kicking off his shoe  and  so
forth? He's done all this now. Now, He comes to take His Bride. Amen! He
comes now as King; He's looking for His Queen. Amen! In this Book is the
whole  secret of it wrapped up around Seven Seals.  Oh,  brother!  Seven
Seals--waiting for Him to come.

Notice,  Let's get these symbols.  It's just nine o'clock; we got  three
hours  yet or more. We got... Satan keeps telling me them people's  get-
ting tired, so I guess they are, but let's take this anyhow.

Seven horns was the seven churches, see, the Seven Church Ages,  because
that  was the Lamb's protection.  What He protected His rights  with  on
earth  was a God-sent group of people that protected.  See, the horn  on
the Lamb.

Seven  eyes  are the seven messengers of the  Seven  Church  Ages--seven
eyes, seven seers.

Would you like to write down some Scripture? Let's just turn to it. What
do you say?  You got that much time?  All right, let's go to  Zechariah,
the Book of Zechariah, just a little bit, and we will read some of this.
I  don't want to keep you too long on these things and I... but  yet,  I
don't  want  you  to miss it.   What's any  more  important  than  this?
What's...  nothing more important than Eternal Life to a person, and  we
must--we must get this now and be sure that we get it. All right.

All right, sir. And... Now we want to read Zechariah the 3rd chapter.  I
think  that's  right, now--Zechariah 3.  We're just going to  get  these
symbols here, if I've got my Scriptures wrote down. I was just  shouting
all  over the place this afternoon when I hit this so I just don't  know
whether I got it right or not; I hope I have. Zechariah 3, let's see  if
it... I got 89 here, but it must be 8 to 9. All right. All right, I know
it can't be 89. Zechariah 3:8 and 9:

Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit  with
thee:  for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth  my
servant the branch. (Christ)

For  behold the stone that I will lay before Joshua; upon...  stone--one
stone  shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving  thereon,
saith the LORD of host,... I will remove the iniquity of the land in one

Now, let's turn over to Zechariah, 4:10. Listen:
 ...  who  hath despised the day of small things?  (God  in  simplicity,
see)...  for they shall rejoice, and... see the plummet in the  hand  of
Zerubbabel with whose--with those seven; these are the eyes of the LORD,
which run to and fro through the whole earth.

The  seven  eyes--eyes mean seeing. Seeing means  prophets--seers.  This
Lamb had seven horns, and on each horn had an eye--seven eyes.

What  is it?--Christ and His Bride. Seven Church Ages, out of there  was
seven prophets that went forth--seven seers, eyes. So, the last one must
be a seer. All right.

Notice, he is not an animal.  He took the Book out of the right hand  of
Him that sat upon the Throne.  Who was it?--but... the Owner, the origi-
nal  Owner  that had the Book of Redemption in His right  hand,  and  no
Angel,  no  angelic being--nothing else could take the place.  And  this
bloody Lamb walked out and took the Book out of His hand.  What was  it?
Brother, this is the most sublime thing in the Scripture.  An act,  that
not  an  Angel, not nothing could do it, and the Lamb come and  took  it
from the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne. What is it?  Now it
belongs to the Lamb. Amen.

God's laws required... (He's the One that holds it).  God's law required
a Kinsman Redeemer, and the Lamb come out boldly. "I am their Kinsman! I
am their Redeemer! And now I've made intercession for them, and now I've
come to claim their rights for them."  Amen!  Amen!  "I've come to claim
their rights.  In that they have a right to everything that lost in  the
fall, and I've paid the price."  Oh, brother!  Whew!  Don't it make  you
feel religious?

Not  by  good  works which we have done, but by His mercy.  Oh,  wait  a
minute!  And them elders and everything else began to throw off  crowns,
and dignitaries begin to get on the ground. See?

No one, no one could do it.  And He walks right up to the right hand  of
God  and took the Book out of His hand and claimed His rights,  "I  have
died for them. I am their Kinsman Redeemer. I am the Mediator.  My Blood
was shed.  I have become man, and I did this in order to get that Church
back again--the one I foresaw before the foundation of the world. I have
purposed and I spoke it would be there, and nobody was able to take  it,
but I went down and done it Myself.  I am their kinfolks!  I become kin-
folks!" And He takes the Book. Amen!

Oh, Who's waiting there for me tonight?  Who is that One, Church, that's
waiting  there?  What else could wait there for you?--but  that  Kinsman
Redeemer. Oh, my! What a sublime statement or act.

Now, He has the Title Deed to redemption.  He has it in His hand; media-
tion is done now. He has it in His hand. Remember, it's been in the hand
of God all the time, but now it's in the hand of the Lamb.

Now, watch, the Title Deed of Redemption of all creation is in His hand,
and He's come to claim it back to--for the human race. Not claim it back
to  Angels--claim  it back to the human which it was given for  to  make
sons  and  daughters  of  God  again.  Bring it  back  to  a  Garden  of
Eden--everything  they lost: the whole creation, the trees,  the  animal
life, everything else. Oh, my! Don't that make you feel good?

I thought I was tired but I'm not now.  Sometimes I think I'm  get--get-
ting too old to preach, and then I go to seeing something like that; and
I think I'm a young man. It does something to you, see. For I know this,
that  there's  Someone there waiting for me.  There's Someone  paid  the
price  that I couldn't pay; that's right, He did it for me, Charlie.  He
did  it  for you; He did it for the whole human race, and now  He  comes
forth to claim His redemptive rights. Claim it for who? Not for Himself,
for us. He's one of us, He's our kinfolks. Oh, my! He's my Brother; He's
my  Saviour; He's my God; He's my Kinsman Redeemer--He's all,  for  what
was I without Him or what could I be without Him?

So,  you see, He's my all, and He's standing there as our kinfolks.  And
now He's been interceding for us up to this time, and now He comes forth
and takes the Book of Redemption to claim His rights of what He did  for

They died... Jesus said, "He that believeth on Me, though he were  dead,
yet  shall he live."  "Whosoever liveth and believeth on Me shall  never
die.  "He that eats My flesh and drinks My Blood has  Everlasting  Life,
and I will raise him up at the last day."

No matter if he falls asleep in the first watch, second, third,  fourth,
fifth, sixth or seventh, wherever he falls asleep... what'll happen? The
trumpet  of God shall sound, that last trump will blast forth  the  same
time  that  the  last angel's giving his Message and the  last  Seal  is
opened,  that last trumpet will sound, and the Redeemer comes  forth  to
take His redeemed possession--the Church, blood-washed.

Now,  oh,  the whole creation lays in His hand now, on which  the  whole
plan of redemption is sealed by Seven mysterious Seals in this Book that
He took.  Now watch!  And He alone can reveal It to whomsoever He  will.
He's got it in His hand, see. Now, He promised it would be at that time,
now, for it is sealed by Seven Seals of mystery, the Book of Redemption.
Now watch.

As now, friends, I told you I was going to let you out at 8:30, but I've
throwed  away three or four pages here to get to this.  So, I'm  already
after nine, so that you can get back tomorrow.

But  now, in this Seven-fold Book of Seals of Redemption that  the  Lamb
took  within Himself--was the only One Who could do it.  And He took  it
from  the  right hand of Him that sat upon a Throne; now, to  claim  His
redemptive,  to  claim His rights, to claim for me and you what  He  re-
deemed us from to. See?  Back to everything that Adam lost in the Garden
of Eden; He has redeemed us back to that.

Now,  with the Lamb, with the Book in His hand, we are ready to ask  His
grace and mercy upon us to open these... Seven-sealed Book to us and let
us look a-past the Curtain of Time just a little bit. Oh my!

Notice, when He took the Book, the Title Deed sealed, (just get that  in
your  mind, now) and broke the Seals of the mystery to reveal  them,  to
bring them to His, (see) all of His redeemed subjects.

Now, when we hit this in the Seals, we're going to go back there and see
them souls under the altar crying, "Lord, how long, how long!"

And  here He is as a Mediator on the altar, "Just a little longer  until
there's more has to suffer like you." But now He comes from here at this
last Seal. He's no more Mediator; He's King now. And what does He do? If
He's  a king, He has to have subjects, and His subjects is them that  He
has redeemed; and they cannot come before Him until He takes the  rights
of redemption.  And now He walks forth from a Mediator, where death  put
us in the grave, He comes forth with the rights. Amen!

And even those who are alive and remain 'til His coming shall not hinder
them  which are asleep, for the Trumpet of God shall sound at that  last
Trumpet,  when  the last Seal is broke, and when the Seventh  Angel  has
given  his Message; the last Trumpet shall sound and the dead in  Christ
shall rise, and we which are alive and remain shall be caught up togeth-
er with them to meet Him in the air. He claims... He's come forth now to
claim His possession.

Watch,  look at this!  My, broke the Seals, revealed the mysteries;  re-
vealed them where?--to the last church age, the only one that's  living.
The rest of them's sleeping.

He said, "If He comes in the first watch, second watch, third  watch--on
down  to the seventh watch..."  In the seventh watch, there went  out  a
command or call, "Behold the Bridegroom cometh."  And when they did, the
sleeping  virgins, the nominal churches said, "Oh, you know.  I  believe
I'd like to have that Holy Ghost."   Have you noticed the  Presbyterians
and  Episcopalians?  Did you hear my message in Phoenix to them man  who
stand up there and the Voice there saying, "Well, what's the matter with
this author, saying, `Holy Father So-and-so,'" when the Bible said  call
no  man, "Father," see.  They're sleeping with them; that's the  reason.
But when they come forth and say, "Yeah, we believe..."

A woman just called up another woman and said, "You know, I'm  Episcopa-
lian," said, "I spoke in tongues the other day; I believe I received the
Holy  Ghost, but shhh, don't tell nobody."  I doubt that very much.  You
might  have  spoke with tongues, but you set a man on fire,  how  is  he
going to set still? Can't do it.

Could  you imagine Peter, and James, and John, and them up in the  upper
room  saying,  "Oh, we got the Holy Ghost, but now maybe we  had  better
keep  it  still."  Brother, through windows, doors and  everything  they
went,  out  into the street, acting like a bunch of drunks.  That's  the
real Holy Ghost.

But you see, that sleeping virgin ain't receiving nothing anyhow; that's
right.  And remember, while they went to try to buy oil,  (remember  the
Scriptures  doesn't say they got it) but while they were out  trying  to
buy it, there come a sound.  What happened? All those virgins that slept
rose,  and  trimmed  their lamps and went in to  the  supper,  (Is  that
right?)  and the rest was left for the tribulation period--right,  weep-
ing,  wailing and gnashing of teeth.  That's the church; not the  Bride,
the church.  The Bride went in.  There's a whole difference between  the
church  and  the Bride.  Yes, sir, went in to the  wedding  supper.  Oh,
notice boy.

The  Seals  was  broke.  Why?--in the last Church Age  to  reveal  these
truths. Why? The Lamb broke the Seals and revealed them to His Church in
order to collect His subjects for His Kingdom, His Bride.  See?  Oh, my!
He wants to bring His subjects to Him now.

What is it?  Out of the dust of the earth, out of the bottom of the sea,
out of the pits,  out of everywhere and every place; out of the  regions
of  the dark, out of paradise--wherever they may be, He will  call,  and
they'll answer. Amen! Amen! He will call, and they'll answer.

He come to get His subjects.  He revealed His secrets, and they saw  it;
and time is no more at that time.  Time has run out; it's finished.  All

He  leaves the Throne of--to be an Intercessor as a slain Lamb to  be  a
Lion, King, to bring the world to judgment who has rejected His Message.
He's not a Mediator.

Remember  the Old Testament teaching now, as we hurry.  When  the  Blood
went off the mercy seat, what was it?--judgment seat.  And when the Lamb
slain  walked forward from Eternity out of the Father's Throne and  took
His  right,  it was a judgment seat!  Then He become not a Lamb,  but  a
Lion, King!  And He calls for His Queen to come stand by His side. "Know
ye not the saints shall judge the earth?"

Daniel  said  the judgment was set and the books were  opened,  and  ten
thousands  times ten thousands of thousands ministered to Him--King  and
Queen.  And  then another Book was opened, which was the Book  of  Life.
That's for the church. And the Queen and the King stood there.

As a cowboy's meditation said:

                      "Last night as I laid on the prairie,
                      I gazed to the stars in the sky;
                      And I wondered if ever a cowboy,
                      Could drift to that sweet by and by.
                      There's a road to that bright happy region;
                      But it's dim there, a trail, so they say,
                      But the broad one that leads to perdition,
                      Is posted and blazed all the way.
                      They speak of another great Owner..."

He's  speaking  in the terms of his cattle life.  If you was ever  in  a
roundup, you could see it plain.

                      "They speak of another great Owner,
                      And He's never over stocked, so they say.
                      He will always make room for a sinner,
                      That'll drift on that straight narrow way.
                      They say He will never forsake you,
                      And He knows every action and look,
                      For (for) safety we'd better get branded,
                      Have our name on His great tally Book.
                      For they say there will be a great roundup,
                      When cowboys like dogies will stand,
                      To be marked by the riders of judgment,"
                      (Them prophets and seers)
                      "That's posted and knows every brand."

If  you were ever in a roundup--see a boss stand out there,  and  riders
and milling in that herd of cattle. He'd see his own brand go by, and he
will  motion to the boss; the boss will see it, and give him a nod.  His
pony  runs right in around, around this milling cropping bunch of  horns
like that and cut his own cows out. See?

                      "They say there will be a great roundup,
                      And cowboys like dogies will stand,
                      That will be marked by the riders of judgment,
                      That's posted and knows every brand."
                So he said:
                      "I guess I will be a stray yearling,
                      Just a man that's condemned to die;
                      (Un-branded--he... they make soup out of him.)
                      That will be cut in the bunch with the rusties,
                      When the boss of those riders come by."

See  Who it is?--the Boss of the riders!  That's the Lamb to  the  Seven
Messengers who's posted and knows every brand. See?

Notice,  here He come--leaves the Throne as an Intercessor, as  a  slain
Lamb  to  become a lion, King, to bring the whole  world  into  judgment
that's rejected.  Our Kinsman Redeemer then is King over all. Why?  He's
got the Title Deed of Redemption.  It all lays within His hand. I'm glad
I know Him.

Then claims His inheritance; that's the Church, the Bride--He claims it.
What  does He do then? He disposes of His contestant, Satan.  He  throws
him  into  a lake of fire with all those who was inspired  by  Satan  to
reject His Word of redemption.

He's King now.  Mercy's still on the Throne. Don't you reject His offer.
The  riders know just who you are.  And now, His contestant, who's  give
Him trouble for two thousand years, claiming, "I can do with them what I
want to.  I still have them; they're mine. I... They forfeited the title
back there"; but He's the Kinsman Redeemer.

He  said... He's back here making intercessions now, but  someday...  He
says,  "I will put them in the grave"; but He told the Church,  "I  will
bring you out, see, but first I've got to be an Intercessor."

Now,  He  comes forth, steps out from Eternity back yonder, off  of  the
Throne of the Father where He set as an Intercessor.  Now He comes to be
King.  Oh, to rule all nations with a rod of iron.  Judgment is set.  Oh
brother, our Kinsman Redeemer holds it all. That's right; yes, sir.

What does He do?  He calls that contestant's hand, Satan.  "They're mine
now, I've raised them up from the grave." And He takes all the liars and
the  perverters  of the Word and all like that with Satan  and  destroys
them in the lake of fire.  She's all over now.  Throws them in a lake of
fire, oh my!

You  know  what?  I want, I want to just say something  here  before  we
close.  And then we will hurry.  Notice, we're down now to the 7th verse
but  from  the 8th verse to the 14th, I want you to  notice  what  takes
place.   All  that was in Heaven and all that was in the  earth...  Just
listen to this; let me just read it.  I believe it would be better if  I
just  read  it out of the Book.  We're at the 7th verse,  see...  And...
watch the 6th verse.

And I (And I behold) beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and  of
the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it  had
been  slain, having seven heads (seven horns, I mean) and seven  eyes...
(We just explained it.)... which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth
to  all the earth.  (See, Seven Church Ages, the seven  messengers  that
kept that fire burning, see. All right.)

And  he came (the Lamb) and took the book out of the right hand  of  him
that sat upon the throne. (sat upon the throne)

Now watch, and when He done that, watch what taken place. You talk about
a jubilee!  Now, this is exactly the breaking of them Seals take  place.
We will get in that half hour of silence, just after this.  Watch  this.
We started in; we will finish this up next Sunday night, right here. And
listen  close now.  Are you ready?  Say "Amen."  Listen close what  took

When He had did this--when all creation was groaning, no one knowed what
to do, and John was weeping.  Here come the Lamb--walked over; and  this
Book  was in the hands of the original Owner, because man had  fell  and
lost it, and no man was able to take it anymore to redeem the  earth--no
priest,  pope--nothing,  as I said; but the Lamb come up!--no  Mary,  no
saint this or saint that; the Lamb come up--bloody, slain, and took  the
Book  out  of the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne.  And  when
they  seen  there was a Redeemer... and all the souls under  the  altar,
when  the Angels, when the elders, when the... everything seen it,  when
this was done... it...

Here it lays in the future.  Tonight He's a Mediator, but He's coming to
this; watch.

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and the four and  twenty
elders  fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them  harps,  and
golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints.

That's those that's under the altar that have prayed here long ago, see,
they had prayed for redemption, prayed for resurrection, and here  these
elders  are  pouring out the prayers before, because "Now, we've  got  a
representative! We've got a Kinsman in Heaven that's come forth to  make
His claims."

And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book,  and
to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us  to
our God... (Watch)... by thy blood out of every kindred,... tongue,  and
people, and nation;

And  hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign  on
the earth.

They  wanted to come back, and here they are going back to be kings  and
priests!  Glory to God!  I feel good enough to speak in  tongues!  Look!
Watch! Here, it seems like I ain't got enough language I can praise  Him
with it!  I need one that I don't even know, notice.

And I beheld... (Listen to this)

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels...

Listen what a jubilee going on.  When they seen that Lamb come and  take
that  Book of Redemption, the souls screamed out.  We will get it.  All,
everything,  the  elders fell down; they poured out the prayers  of  the
saints.  What?  There was represented a Kinsman for us.  They fell  upon
their  faces, and they sang a song and said, "Thou art worthy,  for  You
were slain." Watch what... and look at these Angels.

And  I  beheld, and... heard the voice of many angels around  about  the
throne  and  the beasts and the elders: and the number of them  was  ten
thousand times ten thousand,... of thousands; (Whew! Notice)

Saying  with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to  receive
power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory,  and

What  a  jubilee going on in Heaven when that  Lamb  leads--leaves  that
intercessory  box to come here to possess His claim.  You know that  got
next  to  John.  He must've saw his name wrote there.  When  them  Seals
broke, he must have got real happy. Listen what he said:

And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and  underneath
the earth,... such as are in the sea, and all that... in them, (that  is
in  them) heard (me) I saying, Blessing,... honour,... glory,...  power,
be unto him that sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb for ever...
Amen! Amen! Amen! Oh!

And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down
and worshipped him that lives for ever and ever.

Talk about a jubilee!  Talk about a time!  When that Lamb walked  forth!
See,  the Book's even sealed in Heaven; the mysteries are.  Say, "Is  my
name there?" I don't know; I hope it is. But if it is, it was put on the
Book before the foundation of the world. But the first thing that repre-
sented  that  redemption,  come the Lamb that had been  slain  from  the
foundation of the world. And He took the Book, (Glory!) opened the Book,
and  tore  off the Seals, and sent it down to the earth to  His  Seventh
Angel to reveal it to His people!  There you are.  Oh my, what happened?
The screams, the shouts, the hallelujahs, the glories of God...?...

And  old John, who had been standing there above it, crying;  "Why,"  he
said, "everything in Heaven, everything in the earth, and everything  in
the sea heard me holler." Amen! Blessings, honor, and might and power be
to Him that lives forever and forever.

Talk about a happy time when them Seals broke!  John must have looked in
and seen a-past the Curtain of Time and said, "There's John."  He was so
happy. He said, "Everything in Heaven."  He must have really cried  out,
didn't  he?  "Everything in Heaven, everything in the earth,  everything
beneath  the  earth, every creature, everything else, heard  me  saying,
`Amen,  blessings and glory and wisdom, and power, and might and  riches
belongs to him. Amen!'"

Why?  When the revelation come that the Lamb, the Redeemer, our  Kinsman
had come back from the Throne of mediatorial and had walked out here  to
take His possession.

                      "Soon the Lamb will take His bride
                      To be ever at His side,
                      All the host of heaven will assembled be;
                      O, 'twill be a glorious sight,
                      All the saints in spotless white;
                      And with Jesus we shall reign eternally.
                      Oh, `Come and dine,' the Master calleth,"
                      (Come to the Word) "`Come and dine'..."
                      (Oh, I get without words, see.)
                      "Come and dine; come and dine,
                      You can feast at Jesus' table anytime"
                      (Now! But when He leaves there... no food)
                      "He who fed the multitude;
                      Turned the water into wine..."

"He that said that he that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he
do also." Oh my!

He  that  promised  these things in the last day.  He  that  said  these
things,  He  that's now in the time of the revelation  of  these  things
being made known, "Come and dine."  Oh, don't miss it, my brother.  Now,
let us bow our heads just a minute.

Tomorrow  night by the grace of God we try to break that First Seal,  if
God  will break it for us and let us see what this revelation has  been,
hid from the foundation of the world.

Before we do that, sinner friend or luke warm church member, do you just
have  a membership in a church or do you not have a membership?  And  if
you have only a membership, you'd be pretty near as well off without it.
You need a birth. You must come to the Blood. You must come to something
that just spots the sin away 'til there's no more remembrance of it.

If you haven't made preparation yet to meet the Lamb in the air, and  by
the power invested me by my commission given by Almighty God and  minis-
tered to me by an Angel, a Pillar of Light, I charge you in the Name  of
Jesus Christ: Don't try to meet Him with only a membership of a lodge, a
church of this earth!

Come while the Mediator, as far as I know, is still on the Throne making
intercessions,  because there will come a day when you'll want to  come,
and there will be no Mediator.  For if we see the hour we're living,  in
the  Seventh Church Age, and the mysteries of God become what they  have
with the vindicated Spirit of God showing everything that He promised in
the last days--how much more time is left? Sinner friend, come.

Lord Jesus, the hours are growing late. It may be even later than we are
thinking.  And we are happy to see this hour approaching. It is the most
glorious  hour that the world has ever known for the believer,  but  for
the rejecter, the most saddest time that could ever be... They  couldn't
find  words in the alphabet, letters to make words, that  could  express
the trouble and sorrow that lays ahead. And neither is there words could
be formed from our alphabet to express blessings that lays ahead for the

Father, there may be some tonight here without hope, and they are intel-
ligent human beings. And now, if the Blood still lays on the mercy seat,
let the Lamb walk out from the Throne to their heart tonight and  reveal
to them that they are lost, and with bloody hands say, "Come while it is
time to come.

I commit the Message, Lord, with my prayer to Your hand. Do whatever You
will, Father, in Jesus' Name.

With our heads bowed, if you have not met this request and this require-
ment;  if  you've only trusted in your church, there  was  nothing  that
could  redeem  you.  If you have trusted in the  intercessions  of  some
saint,  you're  still lost.  If you have trusted in the  works  of  your
hands, something that you've done--good works, you're lost.  If you have
trusted  within the prayer of your mother or the righteousness  of  your
mother, your father--if you've trusted in that, you're lost.  If  you've
trusted  upon  some  sensation, some strange feeling,  some  emotion  of
speaking  with tongues or dancing--if that's all you've trusted  in  and
don't know the Lamb personally, don't know Him, then I charge you before
God:  make that thing right now with God.   Down in your heart pray  and
just be simple because God hides in simplicity.

You remember, the Bible said, "As many as believed was added."  And  now
we  pray  for  you, I trust that you'll make your...  that  one  Eternal
decision--"Lord, I will say yes."

And a decision is a stone, but what good is a stone without a stonemason
that can cut it to shape the building, to fit the building? Then let the
Holy Spirit cut you from what you are to what you should be.  If  you're
just  a starchy church member, if you're a sinner, whatever you are,  if
you're without Christ, without the Holy Spirit, God grant to you  peace,

Now, Lord, as sanely as I know how to come, and as scriptural as I  know
how  to  come, I come now with these I have committed to  You  with  the
Word.  I'm  trusting, Lord, that the Word has found It's  place  in  the
heart  of people, tonight.  If there be such here that does not know  or
have  not that assurance of the Holy Spirit's sweet presence abiding  in
their life; that tempers, or indifferences, or selfishness, or something
has  cut this great thing from them and has kept them from it,  or  some
creed or some sensation has kept them from the sweetness of the  fellow-
ship of God--that it will now be turned loose.

And that the Lamb, that bloody holy Kinsman that come walking forth from
the  Throne  down through the mystic lights of the  corridors  of  God's
Throne,  walked out to claim His inheritance.  God grant  tonight,  that
they will receive Him.  May each decision be made solemnly, and may they
surrender  themself to Him alone, Who can cut them and shape  them  into
sons and daughters of God.

Now,  in solemn prayer--I'm doing this the way I feel led to  do  it--in
solemn  before  God as He has proven Himself to you, and  you  wasn't  a
Christian  or you wasn't what we call a... not a denominational  joiner,
but I mean a born again Christian, but you solemnly believe the  Message
is  true,  and you solemnly believe that you can only be  saved  by  the
grace of God.   And you do believe that He's speaking to your heart now,
and  you want to accept Him and are ready for His Word to cut  you  from
what you are and make you what you should be.  Will you witness the same
by standing to your feet.  If that person is here and wants to make that
suff--that all sufficient, stand to your feet.

Heavenly  Father, I know not no more what to do but to quote Your  Word.
Here  are man standing on their feet that feels that they  haven't  been
where  they  should be--ready for this Rapture; for it  may  take  place
before the First Seal be opened to us.

And Father, I pray for them.  I as Your servant offer this prayer to the
great  Intercessor,  Christ, as they pray; I offer my prayer  with  them
upon the ivory Throne of God where the bloody sacrifice is setting there
tonight  and most any time might step from the Throne to come  forth  to
claim His possessions. Then, there's no more mercy left; it's judgment.

Grant,  Lord, that these people on their feet that's standing, in  their
hearts making their confession and willing to let the Spirit of God mold
them  and cut them and shape them into Living stones into the  House  of
the Lord God.

Grant it, Father. I commit them to You, now. And You said, "He that will
confess Me before men, him will I confess before My Father and the  holy
Angels."  And now You're sitting there in the presence of  all  tonight,
and  they're  standing, confessing You, and Lord, if that  is  from  the
bottom  of their heart, just as sure as God's Word's right;  You're  now
making intercessions for them and accepting them in the grace and  mercy
realms of the cleansing Blood of the sacrificial Lamb, and they shall be
Yours in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Now,  you that sees these people standing on their feet--this young  man
right in there, and them that are standing up--you who felt that all sin
and condemnation is gone, I want you just to raise up (some of you close
to  them),  shake their hand, and say, "Brother, I'm praying  for  you."
"Sister, I'm praying for you." Just shake their hand and say, "God bless
you.   And now, the rest belongs to the hand of the Almighty."  Say,  "I
will pray, and I will do all I can to help you into the Kingdom of God."

                      "... Oh, calling today!
                      Jesus is calling,
                      Is tenderly calling today."

Do you love Him?  Isn't He wonderful? Oh, what would we do without this?
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from
the  mouth  of God shall man live."  Oh, feed me, Lord, upon  the  Word.
"Forsaking  not to assemble yourselves together as the manner  of  unbe-
lievers and that much more as you see the day approaching."

God  willing, tomorrow night, by the grace of God, I will try  with  all
that's  in me to ask Him to inter--intercede that the mystery  of  these
Seals, as they break forth, will proclaim the Word of God to the people.

Until  I meet you, God be with you.  And now, I turn the service to  our
noble  brother,  Brother Neville, the pastor.  How  many  loves  Brother
Neville? How we all do! Come forward, Brother Neville.  Brother Neville,
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