The Seventh Vial
The angel by whom Jesus spoke to John throughout the Book of Revelation was William Branham (1909-1965), the angel to the Laodicean Church Age. God told Daniel and John to seal up the vision and prophecy to the time of the end (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4) when this angel would reveal the Seven Seals to "finish the mystery of God—those things which the seven thunders uttered" (Acts 3:21-23; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7).
As Jesus revealed these mysteries to William Branham and no other man (Revelation 1:1; 10:7) we may be sure that it was he whom John saw in his Patmos visions, and his Message that John recorded under Old Testament symbols thereby sealing their mystery until the days when the Voice of the seventh Angel would be heard by the natural ear. As God didn't reveal the Seven Seals through His Prophet until March 17-24, 1963, we realize that throughout the Book of Revelation John types the end-time Bride since he alone heard the Voice of the seventh angel as she alone can hear his Voice and understand his Message by faith (Revelation 22:9-11,17). Therefore Christ's opening of the Seven Seals and their revelation through Brother Branham defines precisely when the "time of the end" began.
The Seven Vials pour out a temporary judgment after the end of each Church Age upon those who rejected the Message for their day, separating the false church from the foolish virgin as typed in the Old Testament by the Ordeal of Jealousy (Numbers 5:11-30).
Brother Branham, the angel to the Laodicean Church Age, was the angel with the Seventh Vial (Revelation 17:1; 21:9; 22:7-9) and it was through his Message that Jesus had counselled the Laodicean generation who imagined they knew all about God, "You are rich and in need of nothing, but your material wealth has made you spiritually lukewarm wherein you are wretched, miserable, Spiritually poor, blind to the faith, and naked of the blood. I counsel you to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you may see".
The evidence of wellbeing and security within Christian circles today often seems to be the quality and abundance of material possessions in this world rather than the evidence of things unseen: faith in the promises of God's unchanging Word (Matthew 6:19-24; Revelation 17:4). And so Brother Branham's commission was to turn the heart of God's people back to the faith and Spirituality of their apostolic fathers (Malachi 4:5-6); and to clothe His elect in the righteous acts of the saints, for Jesus warned, "I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame"—like Adam and his wife after the Fall, or the Israelites who worshipped the golden calf (Revelation 16:15; 19:7-9; Genesis 3:10-13; Exodus 32:15-33).
The Prophet's Message exposed all churches as fallen and calls God's people to separate themselves and join Christ in the unity of the faith—without the camp of Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches, for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
"We are living in the end time. It is in this age that the churches are going to come together. And as they are even now controlling world politics, they will soon control the finances of the world. Then, if you don't belong to the world organization of churches, you won't be able to buy or to sell. You will lose all. Those who stay true to God and keep their garments clean from the defilement of this 'world system' of church orders will be physically bereft. There will be presented to them a great temptation to give in. Preachers will give in with the excuse that they will serve God within the framework of the antichrist beast-system. They will give in to the flatteries and blandishments of the hierarchy. And the people will follow these false shepherds right into the slaughter. But in the judgment they will all be found naked. They will not be given those white robes; neither will they walk with Him. You can't walk in the spotted garments of the world, holding hands with the Devil here, and then expect to be with God. It is time to wake up and hear the voice of God crying, "Come out of her (organized religion) My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and receive not of her plagues." Amen. God is speaking. Shun the religions of this world like you shun the plague. Leave off walking with the world and make your garments white by repentance and the blood of the Lamb. But do it now, for tomorrow may be too late" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 265:1).
The Sixth Vial traces the New Testament history of "Satan's seat" under Imperial and Papal Rome and shows how under the first Four Seals he garnered spiritual, political and demon power and from Laodicea to the present day he has been gathering the leaders of the whole world to Armageddon, seven-years prior which he will be cast down to earth to incarnate "that man of sin, the son of perdition," Rome's pope. The Seventh Vial will manifest at the Seventh Trump and Sixth Seal that close the Gentile dispensation, and complete the Ordeal of Jealousy. All who have ignored the "midnight cry" or "Shout" of the Prophet's Message and remained within the world church system will receive the plagues poured out upon Rome and her denominational daughters during the Great Tribulation (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4).
Revelation 16:17-18, "And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air (naturally the life-sphere of men; spiritually, the fourth dimension, where we inhale revelation: the stuff of eternal Life. The Seventh Vial manifests at the cleansing of the heavenly temple, casting Satan and his host down to earth after the manifestation of the Sons of God and our translation for "no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled" (Revelation 15:6-8); "and there came a great Voice from the Judgment Seat in the Holy of Holies in heaven, saying, It is done, [the last vial containing the Words of the curse fills the golden cup of the great whore who will be made to drink a double portion of her own works, thus completing the Ordeal of Jealousy]. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great" [sinking Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 3-400 mile segment of earth's crust and cleaving the Mount of Olives].
Revelation 17:1-8, "One of the seven angels which had the Seven Vials [Brother Branham, the only angel to whom Jesus revealed these mysteries—Revelation 1:1; 10:7] came over, and talked with . . . . . . . , (insert your name here as John represents you, the end-time Bride), saying, 'Come hither; I will show you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters: with whom the kings of the earth have committed idolatry, and the inhabitants of the earth have been intoxicated with the wine of her idolatry'. So he carried me away in the spirit into a desert: and I saw a woman [the Roman Catholic church] seated upon and guiding a scarlet coloured beast [the fourth world empire], >filled with blasphemous names. [In Revelation 13:1 blasphemous names were written upon the heads of seven Roman emperors who deified themselves (Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero and Galba); here blasphemous names fill the whole body of the beast. Names such as Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah's Witness, Assemblies of God, United Pentecostal, Charismatic, and others who call themselves God's church yet represent themselves to the world in carnal activities like bingo, dances, drinking, homes for orphans and the aged, schools, universities, hospitals, etc., This is not God's Church, one must be born into His Church, these are lodges that anyone can join. They don't believe in healing, in miracles, in the five-fold ministry or even baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Their women cut their hair, paint their faces, wear shorts and go mixed bathing, while their men drink, smoke and gamble. Rome is the mother of harlots and through the World Council of Churches her daughters will return to her. And the beast], had seven heads and ten horns."
As the natural types the Spiritual; so the natural woman types the spiritual woman, or church. Since the Lord indicts the natural woman for her outward dress and spiritual nakedness (Isaiah 3:16-26; Revelation 3:17-18), He finds the churches in the same condition: "The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand [offering Divine fellowship, yet] full of abominations and filthiness of her idolatry: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY", Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the Earth.
The word "Mystery," an allusion to II Thessalonians 2:7-8, was, according to several eye-witness reports, once written on the pope's tiara and removed by Pope Julius III (1550-1555). Perhaps Martin Luther had drawn this to the attention of Christians. "And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: [Many pagan nations drank the blood of their enemies by way of revenge, but the Roman Catholic church drinks it even to intoxication]. "And when . . . . . . . , (insert your name here) saw her I was astonished" [at the blood-thirstiness of the Roman church. While Israel's hierarchy had certainly nailed Christ to the cross, it was unthinkable that the church which calls itself "the Bride of Christ" should finally sink to such depths (Romans 11:32; II Thessalonians 2:3-12).
"And the angel said, 'Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns." This mystery is the history of apostasy—waning faith in the world-overcoming victory of Jesus Christ. It is the history of all who see the kingdom of God only in a natural, material form, having lost heart for the Supernatural powers and the world to come. It is simultaneously the history of anarchy—waxing confidence in the omnipotence of the political world-power. Remember, John types the end-time Bride and this description reflects religious and spiritual conditions now.
The beast (or power) which bears the harlot church is identical with the beast that arose from the sea as Satan's anti-theocratic tool against Israel, which, in its political demise, transformed into his anti-Christian organ called the Roman Catholic church. So although it bears the woman for a time, as God's instrument, it will destroy her.
Revelation 13:3 describes Rome's political demise as a "mortal wound" and her eventual disappearance from political dominion as if she "is not" while the heads and the horns of the beast resolve themselves into separate histories as a church and ten states. Now at the end of the world they are reuniting with their head, like her daughter churches, to revive the Holy Roman Empire. "All whose names are not written on the Book of Life from the foundation of the world will wonder at this miracle when the beast ascends from the bottomless pit and they see the Roman Empire which was, and is not, and yet is" (Revelation 13:3; 17:8).
Revelation 17:15, "The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues." The ten horns denote the bare power or force of the states into which Imperial Rome divided and which are again in coalition as the ten toes of the image of Nebuchadnezzar's prophetic vision, and in antithesis to the heads which signify the government or intelligence that rules them. Hitherto they had "not yet received a kingdom." But they will share imperial authority in one world government "one hour together with the beast".
Their "one mind" (Revelation 17:13) is the spirit of Antichristian coalition in the Name of Christ. The sovereignty of the harlot is based not only upon the beast, but through its horns also upon all "peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues," and by the power of the golden cup of holy communion (or magic of transubstantiation) in her hand promising union with Deity, solace and Spiritual refreshment, the magical means of her dominion and glory is in reality "full of abominations [relics, indulgences, purgatory, confessions, Trinitarianism, baptisms in three Titles, catechisms and an often adulterous or homosexual "celibate" priesthood], and the uncleanliness of her idolatry" with which she has seduced the kings and peoples of the earth. This unholy reunion of church and state will take place when Satan is cast down to earth and incarnates himself in the eighth head, the pope of Rome, who will receive worship in Jerusalem's new temple (Isaiah 14:13; Daniel 11:36; II Thessalonians 2:4).
There is no form of irreligion that is not comprehended in the absolute Machiavellianism of Rome's world-monarchy, religious persecution, contempt of humanity, despotism over consciences, breach of promise, and doctrinal system of faithlessness which mark her historic past and mar her prophetic future.
This "hour" is the great fear-inspiring coalition between the hypocritically disguised Antichristianity of the Woman: (the Roman Catholic false church in a revived Roman Empire together with her once Protestant harlot daughters—Isaiah 13:6-14; Luke 21:25-26), the United States, (her natural image where church and state will be united), and with the open Antichristianity of Judaism.
This great climactic "hour" is being prepared by the "three unclean spirits" of Revelation 16:13-16 whose Hegelian dialectics are gathering people of all conflicting groups (Judaeo-Communism, Judaeo-Masonry, Talmudic Judaism, atheism, Nihilism, pagans in general—all have offices in the Vatican (Abbe Daniel Le Roux, Peter, Lovest Thou Me? ISBA 0 7316 7692 0) from the races of Adam and Cain under the Sixth Vial for their mutual destruction following the Seventh Vial so that the pure Luciferian worship can at last be instituted over his one world government after the destruction of Rome.
By "making war with the Lamb" the finale is indicated—judgment upon the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies. Revelation 19:20-21, "The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles in his presence, by which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped his image. These were both cast alive into a lake of Fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant was slain with the Sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which Sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh".
Whereas the woman rode the beast or controlled the fourth world power (Revelation 17:3; Daniel 2:40-45; 7:15-28; 8:23-27; 9:26-27), in the end and by reason of the aura of Christocracy that clings to her and by forcing her religion upon all the Earth (Revelation 13:4-18), she becomes an object of hatred to the ten horns and the beast as she is now to the overtly Antichristian forces with whom the ten will unite for her destruction. "And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God has put in their hearts to fulfil His will" (as he put into Nebuchadnezzar's heart to destroy Jerusalem and take Judah captive—Revelation 17:16-17).
As a City, the harlot is destroyed by being wasted of her treasures and brought to desolation. As a woman, the harlot is stripped naked of the fine accoutrements whose adorning had been her means of seduction, and while still living, robbed of her flesh, which her enemies devour: her goods, her territories, all her possessions become the prey of her foe. And finally, she is burned with fire in an auto de fe, like so many of her own victims—"for God has put it into the hearts" of Antichristianity to make an end of hypocritical Antichristian Rome (Leviticus 21:9; Revelation 2:21-23; 19:20; 20:10).
In Revelation 17 the angel (Brother Branham), previewed the Ordeal and judgment of the Seventh Vial on the false church that claims to be the Bride of Christ but has lapsed into the extreme of hideousness: a harlot—drunk with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus Christ—still bearing the chalice of Divine fellowship, but riding upon the blood-coloured beast of Antichristianity. In Revelation 18, he describes the actual judgment of Mystery Babylon here on earth and we see there are in fact two Babylons.
"Nimrod's accomplishments were so monumental that the kingdom of Babylon was called the head of gold amongst all world governments. That his religion gained prominence is proven by the fact that Scripture identifies it with Satan completely in Isaiah Chapter 14 and in Revelation Chapters 17-18. And by history we can prove that it invaded the whole world and is the basis for every system of idolatry, and the theme of mythology, though the names of the gods differ in various sections of the land according to the language of the people. . . until Jesus reveals Himself to His brethren he will be worshipped and honoured, though under a different name from Nimrod, and in a temple slightly different from the one in which he was originally adored" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 182:1).
Isaiah 47:1-15 speaks of God's judgments upon natural Babylon to whom He entrusted Judah's chastisement during the Captivity. Her judgments type the judgment of Mystery Babylon under the Seventh Trumpet, Sixth Seal and the Seventh Vial.
Revelation 12:1-18:24 is in parenthesis. It expounds Genesis 3:15-16, showing how the natural seed of the Serpent "who say they are "Jews," and are not," (whose fiat money golem will be crippled when their Hollywood Babylon is destroyed by earthquake), and the spiritual Serpent seed of Mystery Babylon and her harlot daughter churches, who say they are Christians, and are not, have persecuted the Seed of the woman from the birth of Jesus to the redemption of His true Church and the 144,000 elect Israelites. Under the Seventh Vial the evils of these two Babylons, Rome and her world church system in union with the "Jews," will be revealed to Israel so they can distinguish the virtuous woman from the seductive harlot, and know that "all Israel is not Israel" (Ezekiel 43:2; Revelation 11:19; 19:1-7). At their parousia, when they "see the ark of God's testament in the heavenly temple," they will understand the mystery of the two Babylons.
After Brother Branham has revealed her mystery and judgment in the revelation of the six written Seals, another angel comes down from heaven to call the wise and foolish virgin out of Babylon (Matthew 25:6). This was his Elijah anointing, the fullness of the Spirit which introduced the fullness of the Word. The Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ speaking through a prophet, a heaven-born Eagle, not a seminary-trained fowl scratching his food in the filth of an earth-bound denominational chook run.
"This messenger of Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Malachi 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the Seven Thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It will be these divinely revealed "mystery-truths" that literally turn the hearts of the children to their Pentecostal fathers" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 327:1).
The Word made flesh is the Light of the Age when you see It. God veiled Himself behind the flesh of this prophet, a sinner saved by grace, revealing Jesus Christ the same (Luke 17:28-30). His Message is the "Shout" of the rapture which Lightens the Earth with God's glory today, and the "Voice of the Archangel" from heaven echoes or confirms his Message to the heart of the Bride (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27-28; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 14:8-12; 18:1-4). So the Spirit and the Prophet and the Bride will be saying the same thing for the Message of this angel gathers the Bride into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Ephesians 4:13; Revelation 22:17-19).
Although Rome claims to be the fairest among women, the virgin Bride of Christ, she is a deep ditch and a narrow pit whose gates are the gates of hell, a prison-house of demons, a sort of hell on earth (Proverbs 23:27-28; Matthew 15:14; 16:18). She and her daughters have become a permanent abode of souls imprisoned by superstitious myths and dogma, fallen angels, souls who are dead while they live (Ezekiel 8:10).
After His crucifixion, Jesus went to the place of the departed and preached to souls that were in prison and beyond repentance. Since the second crucifixion of the Word the testimony of Christ's Bride is mainly to souls imprisoned by Roman and (so-called) Protestant dogma, who refuse to walk in the glorious Light shone throughout the world by this angel. So-called Christians who reject his Message will receive Rome's plagues under the Seventh Vial (Acts 3:23).
The cause of Rome's destruction is the fanatical rage for her idolatries and deifications of all sorts among the nations she has intoxicated by her own traditions, instead of weaning them on the milk then feeding them strong meat of the Word. Jesus calls this substitution of man-made creed "Balaamism", and her establishment of a hierarchy between men and God "nicolaitanism." Even the kings of the Earth have deified her and allowed themselves to be deified by her (Revelation 18:3).
"Now watch this doctrine of Balaam most carefully. Notice above all, that it is the deliberate manoeuvre of a corrupt clergy to bind the people to them, by leading the people deliberately into the sin of unbelief. The Nicolaitane doctrine was the corruption of the clergy as they sought political power amongst themselves, while Balaamism is the subjection of the people to their system of creed and worship in order to hold them. Now watch this carefully. What was it that bound the people to the nominal church and thereby destroyed them? It was the creeds and dogmas formed into church tenets. It was the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. They were not given the true food, the Word. They were given the food that came from idol worship, Babylonian paganism wrapped up in Christian terminology. And that very same spirit and doctrine is right amongst all Protestants and it is called DENOMINATION. Nicolaitanism is organization, humanizing the leadership of the church, and thereby deposing the Spirit. Balaamism is denominationalism which takes the church manual instead of the Bible. And right to this hour, many of God's people are caught in the snare of denominationalism and God is crying to them, "Come out of her My people, lest ye be partakers of her sins and receive of her plagues." You see they are ignorant. But if the rapture should take place at this moment, ignorance would be no court of appeal from the judgment of God for being in the wrong ranks" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages 371:2).
Babylon has offended against the nations whom she has intoxicated with the drunken rage of fanaticism, and seduced their kings (or Black Nobility) to world-deification. Men like Emperor Constantine who organized the Roman Catholic church in AD325, and the Khazar Bulan, who converted his kingdom to Judaism overnight in AD740, acted with political mindedness because they were conscious only of worldly glory. And a third class, the hofjuden, called in Scripture traffickers or speculators, merchants or bankers, bent on mammon—"the great men of the earth"—made rich through the mighty operation of Rome's central luxury whilst the poor became poorer. In assuming world-monarchy Rome will reach an accommodation with these "Jews" to refinance the US dollar and to restore world trade (Daniel 9:27).
Whereas she should be encouraging brotherly kindness among Hebrew and Gentile, bond and free, male and female, Rome's deification of self and this hierarchy of earthly powers culminated in false pomp and a love of magnificence in external show whereby normal distinctions of rich and poor have been perverted to socio-economic extremes. This will be Rome's undoing when she breaks her agreement with the Black Nobility and hofjuden in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, precipitating her own destruction.
In Revelation 18:4-20 "the Voice of the Archangel," that "still small Voice" that spoke with Elijah, speaks from the judgment seat in the heavenly temple (Revelation 16:17), ratifying the judgment of the "Shout" and inspiring the Bride for the third exodus out of Rome and her once Protestant daughters into Him (I Kings 19:12; Matthew 25:6; Ephesians 1:10-11; II Thessalonians 2:1).
God is a separator. His saints have always been a separated people, as it was in the days of Noah who separated himself from the condemned antediluvian world, and as it was in the days of Lot who departed Sodom. And as Israel departed Egypt and the primitive Christians fled condemned Jerusalem, Christ's Bride is separating herself from man-made creed and traditions of the condemned churches unto Him (Hebrews 13:13; I Corinthians 6:15-20; II Corinthians 6:14-18).
The "Shout" of the end-time Message is the certainty of THUS SAITH THE LORD calling both wise and foolish virgin out of the confusion of Babylon. Not confusion of tongues, confusion of religion. Pentecostals, Methodists and Catholics, all claiming to speak for God Who says, "Let MY Word be true and every man a liar." Those who remain in Babylon imply sanction of her sins. By their very presence they become accomplices in her guilt and will receive of her plagues (Revelation 19:20-21).
Leviticus 5:1 and Joshua 7 illustrate how one may become guilty by association with the sins of others. When Achan took spoil of a golden wedge, some silver and a Babylonian garment which were dedicated to destruction for the glory of God or (Heb.) "cherem," Israel's army was routed and thirty-six innocent men lost their lives. Through Achan's unbelief the cherem, ban or anathema came upon his own head when God told Israel to stone Achan, his sons and daughters and their livestock, and to burn them with their possessions (Ezekiel 18:20; James 4:17). God declared the Amalekites and all of their property "cherem," so when Saul spared the life of Agag their king, and also took the best of his livestock, God took the kingdom from Saul (I Samuel 15).
God is not a man that He should lie, nor will He change His mind. He anathematized Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters, and has warned us to depart from them today. This call shows there are as yet unregenerate elect in every denomination, including Rome. So it is not the individuals but the system He has cursed. Those who ignore His Voice are guilty by association and will receive of her plagues. "The mere association of kind-hearted people with the true believer might well bring death in return for their kindness" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 116:1).
Since the Seven Seals are revealed, there is no longer any delay for mediation (Revelation 10:6), and no excuse for ignorance among those who have heard the "Shout." All not born of this end-time Message will be cast into the Tribulation (Malachi 4:6; Acts 3:23; Revelation 22:17-19). The judgment of God must soon be executed. The sins of the City don't simply "cry" unto heaven like those of Sodom (Genesis 18:20-21); so great is their accumulation they have been built up to heaven like the Tower of Babel (Jeremiah 51:9; Revelation 18:5, 24). God has remembered her iniquities from Nimrod to the popes, so her punishment is not merely for what she has done, but for what she is.
Revelation 18:6-8 is addressed to the ten horns who are God's instrument for executing His judgment upon the harlot in behalf of those to whom she has presented the cup of her abominable dogma. Here is a double retribution so the cup of God's wrath or Seventh Vial is to be filled double for Rome and all associated with her sins. The torments she has inflicted upon men, her self-glorification and arrogant ostentation are to be punished with a double measure of the torment and sorrow she has inflicted upon others on the grounds of her obduracy even as the seventh angel is indicting her. For "she says in her heart," so unforebodingly secure is she in face of the signs of the times, not realizing that the Word veiled behind his mortal flesh is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. When she declares, "I am enthroned as a queen, rich and in need of nothing" she doesn't know that spiritually, she is miserable and wretched, and poor, and blind, and naked (Isaiah 47:7).
Although she says, "I shall not seclude myself like a forsaken woman" awaiting the return of my (supposed-to-be) Husband" (Isaiah 47:8-9), she is neither a bride nor is she a wife but a polyandria. "Sorrow I shall not see"—through barrenness or loss of children (by the departure of her illegitimate daughter churches—Isaiah 47:8-10).
As Israel will be born in one day, shortly thereafter the City's fourfold plagues: death, sorrow, hunger and fire, will come in one great man-made catastrophe, one day, for the whole omnipotence of God is against her (Revelation 18:8; 19:20-21).
In Revelation 18:9-10, the three classes of people associated with her guilt are denounced in antithesis to the people of God who took heed and came out of her—some to be translated, some to be martyred, others just fellow-travellers with family and friends but unbelievers like those who remain within the city. Although they are distant spectators of her destruction, lamenting in self-interest for their own loss, they are guilty with her. The description shows that far and wide, men of the world have lived and sinned with Great Babylon although they will be faithless to her in her hour of need. The conflagration that destroys Great Babylon (and the U.S.A.) lightens Earth naturally as the mighty Angel's revelation illumines it spiritually. "They shall see the smoke of her burning, standing far off for the fear of her nuclear torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city, for instantaneously is your judgment come" (Revelation 18:9-10; 19:3)!
The kings are well aware of Mystery Babylon's guilt for they speak of her judgment, but having come to a place of no more repentance, the Gentile dispensation being over, feel no sorrow for their alliances with her in fornication. And having worked into the hands of the Roman hierarchy, they have been the bearers of a reciprocal deification.
What is not generally known nowadays is that the Habsburgs hold hereditary right to Emperorship of the Holy Roman Empire. Through the Merovingian bloodline of Edomite "Jews" they falsely assert descent through Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene from King David; and legally through an ancient agreement with Rome whose Trinitarian religion was established by the force of Merovingian arms.
The merchants or bankers lament for their own loss because no one will buy their luxuries any more. Since the City is destroyed and Rome's world hegemony has been usurped by Judaeo-Communism there will be no future call for private banking to fund luxury goods or to speculate (Protocol 20).
Prior to her destruction, Rome is incomparable, for she will gain absolute control of all the commerce of the Earth. Since she will be the centre and controller of one world government, all things will result from and minister to her wealth and power. And once she breaks her agreement with the "Jews" and forces her religion upon all, no man can buy or sell apart from her (Revelation 18:9-17).
While worldly men cast dust on their heads, the heavenly Voice replies to their unworthy lamentations with a cry of exultation to all who, through the ages, have condemned Babylon without heaven appearing to hear, "Rejoice now that your prophecies and indictments are ratified by the judgment of God" (Revelation 18:20). At this time the Bride of all ages will have been at the Wedding Supper in heaven for three and a half years.
II Thessalonians 1:6-10, "It is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the Presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power; when He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day" (see Newsletter 163).
God has vindicated the Words of His holy apostles and prophets by executing their sentence of judgment upon Rome. The spirit that rules Babylon today has ruled this world since it deceived Eve, causing her seduction by the Serpent. It has ruled all four Gentile world kingdoms since Nimrod built his Tower and rules today through the false church and also through the Babylonian Talmud of the self-styled "Jews" who have slain hundreds of millions in war, famine, revolution, manipulation of national economies, and in their control and manipulation of historic truth, and the consciousness of Israelite and Gentile alike. "And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth" (Revelation 18:24).
Mystery Babylon in her present incarnation, the Roman Catholic church empire, has its capital destroyed in "one hour" by an atom bomb. Almost four years beforehand, Los Angeles, the propaganda capital of the other Babylon, is destroyed "with violence" and "thrown down" beneath the Pacific by the hand of God in the greatest earthquake since the creation of man (Revelation 16:18; 18:21-23). The violent casting of the millstone into the sea, the great whirlpool occasioned by it, and the precipitate sinking of the stone symbolize the imminent sinking of Los Angeles. The "sea" denotes the life of the heathen world of nations over which the Goyim self-styled "Jew" has despotic designs as the driven upper millstone commands and grinds upon the nether stone (Daniel 7:2). Their offense is spiritual domination over Israel or "nicolaitanism which Jesus hates" and domination of the Gentile conscience as expressed in Matthew 18:6. As in Revelation 12, Earth opens her mouth to devour the propaganda capital of the non-Semitic anti-Semitic self-styled "Jews" by a mode of capital punishment common among the Gentiles (in John's day), and as a protection for true Israel.
The most flagrant offense of the deceptive "Jewish" Babylon has been against "the little ones" for she has deceived all nations by the sorceries of Hollywood illusions. Revelation 22:15, "Outside Christ are dogs—men of impure minds, sorcerers, male prostitutes, murderers, idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie"—precisely the low life Hollywood promotes to pervert the nations through theatre, screen, and into the castle of men's homes via "hellevision." Brother Branham said, "Christians don't have a television set in the house".
The "little ones" these self-styled "Jews" have offended include every Hebrew who has encountered their filthy low-down music, film, sub-sewer culture and untruthful history, and every Israelite descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who was deceived by their rabbis and Talmudic blasphemies against Messiah. Also every Gentile influenced by their filthy illusions. Well-deserved is the "millstone" or "cherem" that will be around their neck. The stone the angel cast into the sea was symbolic of the judgment to come upon this other Babylon. It is actually the stumbling stone of the Message, the last call to repentance and salvation for these gentile self-styled "Jews".
His action superinduces a great agitation and is explained by a happening in March, 1964 when Brother Branham was hunting with friends on Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest of Arizona. They were in the camp one morning when the Lord told him: "Take up this rock; throw it up in the air, and say, THUS SAITH THE LORD. You will see it right away." And I picked up the rock up on top of the mountain, threw it up in the air . . . Course, coming down, it started a whirlwind (See?), the suction of it".
"You have to do something to cause something to follow it. Jesus took a piece of bread and broke it, then multiplied from that piece of bread. He took water, poured it into a pitcher. Elijah took salt, put it in a cruse; cut down a stick, threw it on the water. It's something to symbolize. And picking up this rock and throwing it into the air, and coming down started the whirlwind" (William Branham, Unveiling of God, 7:36-37).
"It was a judgment sign. In a few days a great earthquake's going to strike on the west. And it won't stop. California, Los Angeles will sink. It's going down. It'll slide right into the ocean. And two days after that, the Alaskan earthquake shook Alaska."
"And then, the last meeting I had in California, while speaking, and didn't know nothing happened till I got on the street, It told California, said, "Capernaum, Capernaum, the city that's called by the name of the angels (that's Los Angeles), you've exalted yourself into heaven, but you'll be brought down into hell. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom that's been done in you, it would've been standing till this day" (William Branham, Works is Faith Expressed, 8:60-61).
Revelation 12:1-18:24 is in parenthesis like the soliloquy of a Shakespearean play where we learn the thoughts of a character, or a narrator explains events leading to the next scene, which is Revelation 19. The parenthesis under the Seventh Trumpet and Third Woe (Revelation 11:14-19) reviews the history of the woman's Seed expressed in Jesus Christ and His Spiritual offspring: the Bride of All Ages and the 144,000 elect Israelites (Revelation 12). Next we see the mystery of how the Roman Empire was transformed into a false church empire and its spiritual offspring, her (once) Protestant daughter churches and the United States (read Rulers of Evil by Tupper Saussy), and how they will reproduce the inquisitions during the tribulation, forcing Trinitarian worship which is the mark of the beast. We see the martyred 144,000, the Fifth Seal Israelites, and those who believed the Messages of the last three angels to the Church (but without the Spirit) martyred for refusing the mark of the beast (Revelation 13-14). Finally, Revelation 15-18 describe how Seven Vials were poured out upon the nominal Christians to separate the "saved" from the false church; the earthquake that sinks Los Angeles marking the end of the Gentile dispensation, and the burning of Rome soon after the 144,000 are born-again when she breaks her covenant with the "Jews".
In Revelation 19:1-3, the Old Testament saints and the twenty-four elders praise God in Hebrew with "Hallelujahs" for executing righteous judgment on the great whore and avenging the blood of his servants upon Babylon (Revelation 6:10; 18:24). This is the time of Israel's parousia. This is when their elect see the mystery of the two Babylons and separate themselves to God and to His Christ (Zechariah 12). bb010630.htm
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