Updated April 29, 2016
Added a paragraph in Part 4 with a list of supporting quotes.
In this lesson we will be abbreviating and capitalizing "An Exposition Of The Seven Church Age"
All scripture reference is toward the 1611 King James Version Bible
unless otherwise noted. In many places the words "King James Version Bible"
will be abbreviated as "KJVB".
Between December 4, 1960 and June 18, 1961 Brother Branham
preached the Seven Church Ages starting with "The Revelation
of Jesus Christ" and ending with "Revelation Chapter Five
Part Two". Spoken Word Publications (aka: Voice of God Recordings) numbered these selected
sermons from page 1 through to page 793 (time of sermon that compile the Church Age
sermon series were not
sequential on Brother Branham's speaking itinerary). In this tract when
we refer to a page number of the Church Age Tape Book we
are relating to the written words taken and printed unedited from these
1960-1961 tape recordings.
This tract is in 4 parts. PART 1, titled INTRODUCTION, we will be
explaining the reasons we are writing this tract. PART 2, titled CONTROVERSY,
we will be reviewing the so-call controversies that seems to
surrounded the BOOK. PART 3, titled CONFIRMATION, we
will be showing that the BOOK is inspired by the Holy Ghost. PART 4, titled
WRITTEN WORD, we will be identifying
how the BOOK is connected to the writings of the
King James Version Bible.
PART ONE INTRODUCTION
REASON 1.The reason why we are writing this tract is to bring
precise authority to the King James Version
Bible. Due to the fact, that the first 5 church age messengers did not
use the KJVB and also because John Wesley did not
fully accept it's Authority. (He wrote like
all the other previous church age messengers his own Bible. The "Wesley's
New Testament" originally published in 1755, containing 12,000
deviations in words, sentence structure, and chapter divisions
from earlier translations, the KJVB was one of
those earlier translations).
We also know, that Brother Branham
often corrected the translation of the KJVB. We are convinced due to these undisputable facts,
that the authority of the KJVB is a "message issue" that we must confront. Millions of denominational Christian accept the
KJVB as the infallible Word of God because to do so is a Reformation Protestant tradition.
Faith generated by traditions cannot be real faith.
REASON 2. Another reason is, we have a problem with people that
perceive Brother Branham message according to their
understanding of the Bible. They claim they believe
the message, but the truth is, they believe the parts
that agree with their own King James Version Bible's teachings. This
preconceived approach is wrong. The vast majority of message folks fall into this area. These folks
claim the message has open the
hidden truth of the scriptures, which has turn them back to
the Bible. Yet, they are
interpreting the message according to their own Bible views.
On the other side of this issue is those who build their faith upon
Brother Branham's personal quotes that can't not be clearly defined in the KJVB.
These two different views are opposing each other (First group claims they are staying with the
Bible while the second group disregards scriptures if they have a quote).
The Truth is in the middle of these two byways. We will expound more on
these two routes in the "Written Word" section of this article. We
believe the BOOK brings a balance of perfection that is need in our Message.
The BOOK is the only thing in this message that basically
cannot be twisted by quoting. It is written in a
scholarly errorless fashion like the KJVB. The BOOK
is Brother Branham's real message, the Thundering again of those
seven earthly Angel's messages (Revelation chapter 2 and 3) as he said would happen when he preach
the "Revelation of The Seven Seal" (March 18th - 24th, 1963). All
the recorded sermons after March 24th 1965, was
the rehearsing of the Holy Spirit building toward that
Word climax (the BOOK). More on this view in Part 4 of this tract.
REASON 3. Over the past years we have seen attacks
of great magnitude against the message. These outbursts will
increase. We are foolish to think we can
spiritualize our way around these conflicts by declaring that Brother Branham's
vocal message or the revelation of his vocal message is perfect. Real faith
must have a written resting place. We believe publishing
this tract about the BOOK is timely. This
tract is wrote for these 3 REASONS. In this tract we
will be using scriptures from the King James Version Bible, Brother Branham's quotes, history, the BOOK,
and most of all simple common sense.
PART TWO CONTROVERSY
The Holy Ghost anointing is on the Church Ages Tape Book (and other recordings of Brother Branham) but not on
the BOOK, or stated like this, the BOOK is the
intellectual message but the recordings is the spiritual
message. There are at least two reasons why we cannot
accept this concept, for to do so we would also have
to believe that anointed preaching has the authority
over inspired writings. This is against the message and
history of all God's servants whom found their anchor
in Biblical physical scrip. The other reason is, all spiritual
revelations first start in the intellectual human mind
(reading or hearing) and that same (reading or hearing) later becomes a
spiritual revelation of the heart. There is no common sense to this argument.
The BOOK is not accurate due to the fact there are
certain things wrote in the BOOK not found anywhere else in
the message (and similar statements). We cannot accept this as having any real
for to do so we would also have to disregard certain
books of the King James Version Bible that include stories not founded
anywhere else in the KJVB. Also, we would have to reject certain
sermons of Brother Branham's that is likewise.
The BOOK belongs to Brother Lee Vayle (or other persons) because they
edited or wrote it (and similar statements). This statement is just someone's opinion (In this
tract we are avoiding human testimonial accounts). We
believe that the BOOK can stand upon its own merit.
Even if Brother Branham had never written, mentioned,
or endorsed the BOOK, we believe it would have been
accepted by many message believers. For it contains the
message. What people have said or even what Brother
Lee Vayle might have said or done, means very little regarding
what was written in the BOOK (we personally do not know of anything negative about Brother Vayle).
We again refuses to believe this silly view because to do so we would also have to doubt
almost all of the King James Version Bible. Sample 1, who wrote and edited, 1 & 2
Peter? We know Peter could not read or write. Sample 2, who wrote and edited, Saint John,
1 & 2 & 3, and the Book of Revelation? We know John also could not read or write.
There are statements in the BOOK that are contradicting
compared to the recordings (and similar statements). We all know that the message of 1951 often contradicts
the 1965 message. For as all man do, we understand
more as we grow, even our Lord Jesus did. This statement
is again short sighted because
the BOOK is designed to stand alone with the King James Version Bible, not
with the recorded sermons. We
are not disregarding the recordings but we believe that there is a
written absolute for each age.
Since the recorded Voice is a progressing revelation,
we have a perfect understand of the message without the
BOOK (and similar statements). If this is true then why do we have hundreds of
different interpretation of message teachings?
Progression is based upon the quotes that a person is choosing
to inline. This sound good but the truth is, it's
wrong. If we all could accept and put into practice the spiritual insights
of the BOOK's teachings, not just say we believe the
BOOK because Brother Branham said it was his BOOK,
we could over-night wipe out 98 percent of
false message conceptions.
Why does many reject the teachings of the BOOK?
Next is a few sample statements without complete answers
that you can study for yourself.
1 Sample The BOOK is against some message teachings that one has
to have the Holy Ghost to have eternal life.
(skip the explanation for space reasons)
2 Sample The BOOK stands against those brothers who claim that the Holy Ghost and the New Birth are different
or that individuals must progress in knowledge (they call it revelations) to merit rapturing faith.
(skip more explanations for space reasons)
3 Sample The BOOK disagrees with many of our spiritual leaders who preach that one must have
the Holy Ghost before they can get
a revelation(s) from God. (skip more explanations for space reasons)
(In these first three samples we see that the BOOK teaches that a person has nothing to do with their
salvation from start to finish. The BOOK becomes confusing when one trys to parallels
the BOOK with their Pentecostal doctrine.)
4 Sample The BOOK condemns individual people in the message who focus on their personal claim to the operation of
certain Gifts of the Spirit. For they all have margins of errors when they are
individually manifested in the church body.
(skip more explanations for space reasons)
5 Sample The BOOK opposes every teaching and every persons that undermines
the sovereign containing power of one local church. Each pastor influence
should stop at the front door of their one and only local church.
(skip the explanation for space reasons)
The BOOK does not offer any compromise whereas
in recordings you can often find a lighter route
to pursue. In this last sample (there's many more) we want to present
a BOOK quote and statement that confirm the scriptural
straightness of the BOOK.
The BOOK is against message folks that believe
by only listening to Brother Branham recording they
will become rapture ready.
QUOTE ..."There is nothing true but the Word. Paul
said, "I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp
authority over the man." You can't possibly take
a place amongst the five-fold ministry of Ephesians
4 and not take authority over men. Sister, you
had better listen to that
Word. LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK CPT. 9
(End Quote) This means that the Assemblies of God denomination
and other Pentecostal organizations who puts women in the pulpit
to preach are closer to the "message of the hour" than those that refuses
the authority (usurp) of the leadership of the five-fold ministry over the church body.
It's easy to see in these few samples why so many do not like the BOOK. And why
it will remain a controversial issue.
PART THREE CONFIRMATION
Confirmation From Quotes
On the BOOK, first page, first paragraph is an
"Introduction". The prophet declares without the
understanding of the details written therein a
believer can never understand the Seals, Trumpets,
or Vials. He goes on to say, that the initial
illumination of the WHOLE REVELATION comes from this
BOOK. We need to go no further to understand that
the BOOK belongs to Brother Branham for he would
never be connected to any writings that started
with such an eminent stand unless writings therein
were correct. You can forget what so-called eye
witness might say about the BOOK. The first
paragraph is so strong in content there is no
doubt concerning the remaining pages.
On page two in the Church Age Tape Book Brother
Branham vocally announced the soon writing of the
BOOK and he said the reason he was preaching the
Seven Church Ages sermons "was to catch the inspiration
for the writing of the BOOK". We believe he did so.
And he continued to say (same paragraph), that in
the new BOOK "it'll would all be straighten out."
Other words, the recorded material would be corrected.
This statement tells us that the BOOK has the authority
over recordings (and the Church Age Tape Book). Those
people who are hunting errors in the BOOK by comparing
the BOOK to the recorded Church Ages tapes have rejected the
first few recorded quotes. Since they do
not believe the recorded voice (though they claim so),
and also do not believe the written
BOOK, ...it is obvious
they do not believe the Message. There are many other
supporting statement by Brother Branham endorsing
Confirmation by the Supernatural
On page 6 and page 358 there are two images in the BOOK. Outside
of Brother Branham personal picture (page 5) these two images
are the only ones inserted. On page 358, is the moon
eclipse picture from a 1964 newspaper article. On page
6, is a drawing of the Seven Church Ages according to
what God revealed to the Brother Branham years before (The
Holy Spirit drew this picture on the back wall of Branham
Tabernacle at the closing of preaching of the Church Age Tape Sermons).
Brother Branham tells the story about the moon eclipse
on page 358 and adjoining pages (you should know the
complete story and what the moon represents). This moon
eclipse took place December 30, 1963. A few days later
on January 4, 1964, Pope of Rome, Paul the Sixth, (first Pope to ever do so) made
a 11 hour duration trip into the Holy Land. Brother
Branham declared the image printed at that time in the
newspaper and placed on page 358 to be a perfect copy of the image
God wrote on the back wall of Branham Tabernacle
as shown on page 6.
Turning page 358 pictures horizontal in the BOOK is how
it looks above. Compare to the church age drawing from
page 6 below there seems to be no resemblances in layout.
The first above images from page 358, the newspaper article
is backwards. The first three images on top should be reversed (rotated backwards) and drop to the far
left of the bottom three images.
Our next picture here
is the moon image from page 358 realigned and numbered
correctly along-side page 6 image of the church ages also
realigned and number backwards (the seventh age image is total darkness so it is not
included, the last image of light is the Wesleyan Age).
We now see how perfect it all lines up. The arrangement
of these printed images was never explained by the prophet
(that I know of). These images backward arrangement is beyond
incidental when understanding that the ancient Hebrew dialect
is read backwards (right to left) with no spacing between words, paragraphs, and lines (The Pope Paul was
going to the Hebrew nation of Israel). The purpose in
pointing out these picture presentation is
to show the unseen supernatural element hidden
in the BOOK and to let that be another confirmation. This is
important for spiritual minded people.
Confirmation From Doctrine
Next we have listed an index of doctrinal subject written
in the BOOK. This is limited (we just made these notes
as we read), but it proves that practically every
doctrine previously preach by Brother Branham is redefined
in the BOOK.
The True Church page 15, 67-68, 86
Holiness page 25, 343-344
Oneness of the Godhead page 17-24, 26, 30, 49, 79, 138, 162, 309
Baptism and Regeneration page 26-29, 34-35, 141-157
2 Coming page 36, 113, 175, 315, 335,
God Ordained Five-Fold Ministry page 57, 90, 129, 156, 197, 232, 257, 255, 296, 344, 377
Serpent Seed page 96-107, 126, 169, 268, 280, 238, 341, 359
Ecumenicalism page 175, 232, 236, 265, 274, 285, 313, 320, 346, 363, 377
White Throne page 274-286, 298, 312
Translation page 276, 277, 323
Seven Seal Revealed page 328
Book of Life page 264-286
Insanity page 239, 345-346, 348
Women's Place page 214-216, 369
Persecution page 59, 82, 116, 132, 200, 369, 377
Lake of Fire and No Eternal Hell page 134-135, 273, 206, 379
New Birth and Evidence of having the Holy Ghost page 141-157, 164-176, 273, 303
Bishop, Elders and Church Sovereign page 197, 254, 310, 368, 370
Gospel to Jews page 36, 39-42, 62
We need spiritual Revelations page 13-16, 25,30-34, 44, 83-84, 352
Subjects with-out pages numbers: Nicolaitian,
Grace, Sabbath, First Church, False Vine, Reward
For Doing Good, Rome, Character, No Preexistence, Word
And Spirit, Balaamism, Altars, Beyond Curtain Of Time, New
Name, Rapture, Mohammedanism, Last One To Be Saved,
Monetary Economy, Moses and Elijah, Earthquake Ends
The Age, Malachi 4, Daniel's Vision, Gifts, Speaking
in Tongues, Missionary Work, Teaching Rain, Mercy Seat, and other doctrine.
The only two other doctrines that we know of that Brother
Branham did not
mention in the BOOK is "Church (service) Order' and
"Marriage and Divorce". We believe this is not a mistake
or an oversight. Church Order by Brother Branham
for Branham Tabernacle is something that we all try to
adhere to, it is good advice. However, Church
Order doctrine would not be included by the Holy
Spirit, in the progression of the ages, due to the BOOK's
teaching of the each local church sovereign. Marriage and
Divorce is a study of polygamy. Saint Paul was leading the
Holy Ghost filled church of Love and Unity away from the fussing
and fighting of polygamy (Sarah/Hager, Rachel/Leah). Brother Branham
was leading the church in the same. Saint
Paul declared (later Brother Branham): I CORINTHIANS 7:6 But
I speak this by permission and not of commandment (not from the
written Word Old or New Testament ). These men was allowed by God in His grace to give their
followers (their generation) a better
way to lived and worship together in harmony (no husband with 2 or 3 wives, and 2 or 3 concubines).
The study of controversy quotes of Brother Branham (1), the
supernatural element (2), and illumination of
(3) is THREE CONFIRMATIONS that the BOOK is created by the Holy Spirit. The
confirmations that we have wrote here are few, simple
and short. They are sufficient.
PART FOUR WRITTEN WORD
God choose to reveal the plan of redemption in a written
manifestation, first the zodiac, then the pyramids, and
finally in a Book (all physical writings, the battle
between God and Satan was to be fought in the physical realms). He easier could have just revealed
It to every individual heart, but that was not His plan. One of the purposes of His plans was that,
He would have a intellectual letter (Word) to judge the
intellectual world. Another reason was, He would
have a way to confirm the revelation that He had
before reveal to every soul, during the time
that individual lived on earth.
Complete Story REVELATION 5:1
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne
a book written within and on the backside, sealed with
Seal means something is sealed like a zip-lock-bag
or house paint that seal something ...etc. The Seven Thunders are what the Seven Seal are.
They are the same thing.
John saw a Book that had written on the inside and
outside. John saw the
manifestation of that same complete
written Book "a Lamb coming out of eternity on His way
to Calvary, and Christ doing His work of Grace through
the ages, till the new heaven and new earth". This Book
that John saw was first sealed and he saw it later
unsealed. This Book
is the finished written story (Word). This book was different then
other Bibles wrote in history for it was the competed story.
And because it was complete, It is the title deed with the
subscription (redemption's plan) therein to the new world coming.
John the Revelator was looking into the future at That Book (King James Version Bible)
that had seven mysteries unveiled. John was
looking at a finished prophecy, In the FIRST SEAL Brother Branham says, "You see the Book
actually was planned and written before the foundation of the world.
This Book, the Bible was really written before the foundation of the world.
These scripture next
are not speaking about
adding to the KJVB like God's reformers, prophets, and other great men of God have done down through the ages, but
is speaking about wrongfully
adding to the finish Prophecy, which is our New King James Version Bible.
REVELATION 22:18-19For I testify unto every man
that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If
any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto
him the plagues that are written in this book: And if
any man shall take away from the words of the book of
this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the
book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the
things which are written in this book.
Compiling these last 3 paragraph together we see, there is
a physical written story, and that it is a complete written story, and it is now (as It was before the foundation of the world)
a finish physical written story.
How that Book was Written
REVELATION 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that
sat on the throne a book written within and on the
backside, sealed with seven seals.
The Book (scroll) in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne
had writings within and writings on the backside. On the
inside, were the finished writings for the church
Yet, on the backside were more writings. The writings
of this whole book were hid under Seven Seals
(more later in the paragraph "Seals Are Christ" below). The BOOK was what
was written on the backside (outside).
It was the conclusion of the inside.
B And when I looked,
behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein; And he spread it
before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein
lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
Our New Book (Bible)
The Bible we read today is not like the King James Version
Bible written in the 1611. It has been changed, corrected,
and updated. Since 1611, according to Daniel Wallace a
noted Greek scholar and professor of New Testament at
Dallas, Texas USA Theological Seminary, "the KJVB
of 1611, has undergone three revisions, incorporating
more than 100,000 changes." His critics take him to task
by claiming he is wrong, and that the KJVB has undergone
only 421 changes. However, every KJVB scholar agrees
that it has undergone changes, some claim the word meanings
has changed, while some strangely claim all the changes
has not alter the meaning. Their argument goes on. We
know that Brother Branham believe the Scofield (1909
publication revised in 1917), of the KJVB
was the best Bible, it related and interpreted the Bible
most accurately in its side-foot notes, which he often used.
publicly quoted from the Greek, Hebrew, Vatican,
Lamsa (1933), and other Bible translations. But after the
revelations of the Seven Seals (March 1963) in GOD'S POWER TO
TRANSFORM 1965, Brother Branham said this, But since the opening of those Seven
Seals, of them Angels just behind the mountain yonder,
This has become a new Book. (end quote) In this last age the
KJVB would become a new or different Book from how we knew it before.
We are going to pause and write a little Bible history next, that we might know
that God does the same in all ages.
Martin Luther's Bible
Martin Luther's New Testament translation was first
published in September 1522. The translation of the
entire Bible into German was published in 1534. Luther
worked on refining the translation of his German Bible
up to his death in 1546. Luther used the original Greek,
and not the Vulgate, which is the official Latin translation
used by the Catholic Church. To help him in translating,
Luther make forays into the nearby towns and markets to
listen to people speak. He wanted to ensure that common
folks could comprehend his translation (there many books
wrote about his translation work).
However, Luther had a low view of the books of Esther,
Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation. He called the
Epistle of James "an epistle of straw," because he
found little in it that pointed to the saving grace
of Christ. He also had harsh words for the book of
Revelation, saying that he could "in no way detect
that the Holy Spirit produced it." Luther
added word, change the meaning of certain words from
the earlier translations meanings. He basically wrote the Word as the
Spirit of God for that age directed him.
John Wesley's Bible
John Wesley's, translation of the New Testament, verse
by verse, are unimaginable in details. The fact that he
would have time in his busy life to write a Bible is
a paradox. The 1755 Bible was release as: "The New
Testament with Notes, for Plain Unlettered Men who know
only their Mother Tongue." Like Martin Luther he wrote
his own Bible from the Greek and other translations
according to the light of his day. John Wesley Bible
was called the "Wesley New Testament" Not to be
confused with Wesley Study Bible that is now used
widely in the Methodist organization.
There are big doctrinal different between Wesley's translation and the
King James Version translations because Wesleyans
translation was for another age.
Reviewing Martin Luther's Bible of the 5th church age,
and John Wesley's Bible of the sixth church age,
brings us to an interesting observation. That no
historical written Bible can stand alone as the
infallible Word unless there is a
interpretation by a Messenger from God. This comparison
also brings us to another observation, that there is allotted certain writings for each age.
And the completed King James Version Bible was not for Luther
or the Wesleyans people it was for the people of the consummation.
When Brother Branham said (thousands of times) stay with the Word
what he was saying was "stay with what I said the Word is".
In humility, he did not say such, but common sense will tell you
if your following a Word Prophet that's what you are doing. Brother Branham
message is INDEED our Absolute. All we have to do is find his real Message.
Seals Are Christ
It is difficult to write about the written letter
of the Word and the spiritual revelation of the Word
simultaneously, but we are going to try in the
next couple of paragraphs (this tract is directed toward
the physical written Word from which all scripture revelation must originate). The "Revelation of
The Seven Seals" (March 1963), is
as said, the spiritual revelation of the Word. When the Seven Seals were opened
(March 1963 ) the Spirit of God
when forth to make known the mysteries (the Seals had already been open spiritualy before the
foundation of the world, in John's vision ...etc). The spiritual understanding
of the finishing of the seven mysteries was given to God's prophet at
that time. But spirit form alone is not God's
plan. We are called to accept the physical works of Christ in every way. The real message
is those Seven Thunders, Revelations chapter 2 and 3, physically sounding all together again at one time
during the days of the last church age messenger.
In March of 1963 the Seventh Seal was not physically known (Brother Branham clearly stated such several times).
The Seventh Seal which contain the Seven Thunders was still yet to sound, so it could not have been a future spiritual event. For the spiritual
had already happen in March 1963. So, it is not as some claim, the
Seven Thunders are hid in the 1963-1965 recordings. Common sense will tell you that it cannot be hid somewhere
for private interpretation, that would bring contradiction to Revelation 10:7 and, II PETER 1:20 Knowing this first, that
no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. The answer to finding Brother Branham message is simple,
it's the BOOK.
ANOTHER POINT To talk of Brother Branham's personal mistakes
and comparing those to Old Testament prophets is 1. misunderstanding of what the Holy Ghost dispensations is, 2.
misunderstanding of where Brother Branham message is, 3. Often demolishing the faith
that believers have in the
message. To claim your following a Word prophet and then state
that he made mistakes proves your lacking common sense.
The BOOK was not released or made known till the end.
THE SEVENTH SEAL ...and there's one thing that I cannot interpret,
because it's in an unknown language. But I was
standing right there and looked right straight at
it, and this is the third pull coming up. And the
Holy Spirit of God... Oh, my. That's the reason all
heaven was silent. (end quote) Brother
Branham would spend rest of his life translating
what he had seen in the vision (what each Angel had spiritually revealed to him).
He knew it, but "how"
to interpret it was unknown to him in March 1963. He would
find the words. We believe the "silent in heaven",
mentioned in the preaching of the Seventh Seal has
several meanings, the real reason might be, the BOOK
is the part of the King James Version Bible that John saw, and that Brother
Branham also knew, and that heaven would holds that
mystery from the Bride till the very end.
Inside and Outside Writing
We should observe the difference
of the inside and outside writings of the King James Version Bible. We
found in the message over and over again before March
1963 (Seven Seals sermons) that Brother Branham said the
writings of the KJVB were not complete, and something new would be written. After March
1963, he made the point
that the Word has already been written and nothing could be added. He was obviously
referring to the inside writings.
Opposition Quote ?
We know what Brother Branham said in all the quotes
on this subject (we study this subject for years). We will
look close at one of them to see that Brother
Branham was hiding the Truth from the public, by not saying what people
were thinking that he was saying.
WHY IT HAD TO BE SHEPHERD 64-1221
And He's the same, yesterday,
today, and forever, the Word. Amen. Believe Him in this day, the fulness
of the Bible.
When those seven mysteries... Back through
those seven church ages, there were seven hidden mysteries.
I'm writing a book of it. And a great theologian said to me
not long ago, said, "Brother Branham..." See how Satan will
try jerk you off the road? He said, "Brother Branham, you
know what? I believe the Lord will reveal to you what we're
to do next. Is to... ONE.) It'll be some great secret
that's hid in there under these Seven Seals."
I said, "No, that isn't it, brother."
He said, "It'll be something that's not even written in
the Word." I said, "No. No. You forget, TWO.) 'Whosoever shall
add one word, or take one Word away.'" See, it's already
in there, THREE.) but the reformers has failed to see it;
they didn't live long enough to see it. End quote.
ONE.)A secret is indeed a mystery revealed. What Brother Branham was saying
is this, the secrets or the mysteries is going to be apart of the KJVB
not some subject apart from the Bible. If one take the quote "as it sounds" one would
have to falsely say there was no mysteries of the Message revealed.
TWO.)He said, we cannot add to the Bible
for It's already wrote. It is easy to believe that Brother Branham was referring to the 1611 traditional King
James Version Bible. But the Word he was speaking of was the finish complete prophecy
wrote before the foundation of
the world (as explain above). It is as simple as this, was John forbidden to write the Word?
If you answer no, then that's contrary to scripture (Rev 10:4). If you answer yes, then you must
say the KJVB is not
complete with-out those writings.
THREE.)The Word of God does not come to a reformer
in a millions years. Other words, they didn't live till
a prophet came on the scene. It sounds like Brother Branham is saying,
if the reformers
had each lived they would have automatically came to the Truth, but that is
not correct. See how easy it is for the human mind apart from simplicity to miss the whole subject.
When we look close at all the "same as above" similarity quotes we realize we have drawn
conclusion that are not consistence with the message.
We got the perfect BOOK which together gives
us a perfect and complete King James Version Translation. When the physical Word is correctly
received then ones spiritual
revelation of that Word becomes perfect with God.
Brother Branham clearly states in the same above quote, WHY IT HAD TO BE SHEPHERD 64-1221
And He's the same, yesterday, today, and forever, the Word. Amen. Believe Him in this day, the fulness
of the Bible. When those seven mysteries... Back through
those seven church ages, there were seven hidden mysteries.
I'm writing a book of it (End quote) ..that he is writing a Book that has 7 mysteries revealed. A person would
have to be blind to not see that the BOOK has seven mysteries or seven messages.
Here is a short list of quotes
where Brother Branham in different ways referred to the BOOK and his Revelations of the Seven Seals as the same thing.
I HAVE HEARD BUT NOW I SEE 65-1127E
FUTURE HOME 64-0802
MAN RUNNING FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD 65-0217
ONE IN A MILLION 65-0424
SPIRITUAL FOOD IN DUE SEASON 65-0718E
THE GOD OF THIS EVIL AGE 65-0801M
CHRIST IS REVEALED IN HIS OWN WORD 65-0822M
EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH AGE BOOK.
We believe Brother Branham was hiding what was going on. For he knew, what
a ocean wave it would create. He was also quiet because the Lord told him
not to tell folks what was going on.
It is amazing that we have miss such an easy thing to
see, for what writings in history contains seven
unveiled thundering messages and
upon the revelation of that writings our King James Version Bible's education
is total transformed.
Since the beginning all major prophets have come according to pass
writing of themselves and always
wrote more Light for their age (again in-line with those pass Holy writings). This has been God's plan all alone.
Nothing is strange here, this is that middle of the road we
mentioned in the first paragraphs. Spiritual darkness is everywhere but here in the middle of the road.
We are not interpreting the
message according to our knowledge of the King James Version Bible neither are we following a
prophet with faith unconnected to writings. The truth
is, without the BOOK we are the most mix up church that
ever was. Many believers will not admit this truth for they are in Laodicea.
Thank God for a prophet who knew all this and
spend his last years seeking to find inspiration in
his preaching/healing/discernment ministry to unveil the
Truth and finish writing the mysteries for the finishing of the KJVB.
My conclusion is, the Seven Seals are the Seven Thunders, the Seven Thunders are the
Seven Message. We find these Seven Message in 1.)Revelation chapter 2 and 3, HIDDEN because they
were not wrote. And again in
2.)An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, REVEALED because they were wrote.
We know many message believers accept the BOOK because
Brother Branham say it was his book. That is not good
enough, to really believe the BOOK is to have at least
some understanding of its content. We know many message
folks accept the BOOK, so our purpose was not to convince
anyone but to show it's important. However, most believers
blindly applied the BOOK to their chosen portion of the
prophet's recordings, while never understanding the BOOK's full
doctrine, and thereby are found
in scripture error. Where is that two part redemption Book that had
writing on the inside and on the outside that upon the
understanding of the outside we can know the inside?
We believe it is a physical Book (like the Lamb's Book of Life) in the hands of Christ
in glory who is waiting with that finished
title to claim the
physical earthly. It is as real as the stars of the zodiac.
We believe Brother Branham knew his weak human abilities.
He knew as a man he had made many vocal mistakes. And
desire to give the church a perfect understanding of
his ministry. He knew his recordings would be written,
even heard differently from what he desired. From the 2001
release of the Message Software Info base to the 2003
release of the same there were over 4,000 corrections made,
including adding missing gaps to previous editing's all
done by failing humans (see
Table 2003/help/hints for confirmation to this statement).
If "Jesus tarries His coming" for 100 more years,
corrections will be made on what's already been corrected (hearing and reading).
But not the CHURCH AGE BOOK. Brother Branham knew all these things and left us a
written Absolute of God's Word for our day.
In case you are doubting Brother Branham message, you should not be
after reading this tract. The whole religious Christian church world
has no scripture authority. Unbelievers whom try to correct Brother Branham
with their views of the KJVB can not be taken seriously. Many continue going from Bible translations to the
next new Bible translations getting deeper and deeper into spiritual darkness (that's just
the church groups that are still looking to the written Word for guidance ...most denominational church groups
have already gone into total apostasy).
Thanks for your time in reading this tract. We left
out many good points, and did not include certain quotes
and explain their meaning, because our purpose was
to keep focus toward the exaltation of the BOOK. Lords
will, we will revisit this tract in the future to write
additional simple clarifications. We believe the complete collective
recordings of Brother Branham reaches towards the same revelation as
the BOOK. Yet, we should honestly acknowledge that the BOOK doctrine on many subjects
reach far different spiritual measures than what's on the recordings.
On page 156-3 in the BOOK Brother Branham makes it all so plain...
Now I did not cover it all. That would take a separate book, but by the help
of the Lord we will get many sermons and tapes and messages on all of these
points to help you to understand and dovetail all Scripture. So indeed
the recorded sermons are to bring further enlightment only to the BOOK. The WORD Of GOD is of no
private interpretation. God have MERCY on those who
believe they have the right to judge, sort, and accept
message by their understanding of the KJVB. How foolish can people be? And also the
others, who have made selective quotes by Brother Branham their message.
We cannot rightfully claim that the Word only comes to a prophet
and then correct him with anything other than his own final conclusion. We can not claim Brother
Branham is a prophet revealer of the printed Word and still claim he did not bring us an
Absolute understanding with the printed Word.
It is strange that some folks reject the fact that Brother Branham could write
Scripture and at the same time tell the world that Brother Branham was the greatest prophet of all the 66 writers
of the Bible.
Multitudes are turning away from the message because
of ministerial blindness. Ministerial blindness is due to intellectual message education. We study
the individual quotes to fit our opinion. If one claims Brother
Branham as their prophet they are following Brother Branham (as he followed Christ). Those that divert
to the KJVB to distance themself from Brother Branham in times of pressure needs to study this tract.
Common sense has
become a rare blessing to a few.
It has been my life's greatest blessing to be inspired of God to endow canon law to Brother
Branham's "An Exposition Of The Seven Church Age". God forever bless you. In His grace, Brother James.
INTRODUCTION BY WILLIAM BRANHAM FROM PAGE 9 OF THE CHURCH AGE BOOK
Though this volume will concern itself with various major doctrines (such as the Godhead,
Water Baptism, etc.) found in Revelation, chapters One through Three, its main theme is the
setting forth of a detailed study of the Seven Church Ages. This is necessary in order to
study and understand the rest of the Revelation, for out of the Ages come the Seals, and
out of the Seals come the Trumpets, and out of the Trumpets come the Vials. Like the first
burst of a Roman candle, the Church Ages come forth with a mighty initial illumination,
without which there could be no further light. But once the brilliance of the Seven Church
Ages is given by Divine revelation, light upon light follows, until the whole of the
Revelation opens wide before our wondering eyes; and we, edified and purified by its
Spirit, are made ready for His glorious appearing, even our Lord and Saviour, the One
True God, Jesus Christ.
LAST PARAGRAPH BY WILLIAM BRANHAM FROM THE CHURCH AGE BOOK
Not for one moment do I bring a message to the people that they may follow me, or join
my church, or start some fellowship and organization. I have never done that and will
not do that now. I have no interest in those things, but I do have an interest in the
things of God and people, and if I can accomplish just one thing I will be satisfied.
That one thing is to see established a true spiritual relationship between God and men,
wherein men become new creations in Christ, filled with His Spirit and live according
to His Word. I would invite, plead and warn all to hear His voice at this time, and
yield your lives completely to Him, even as I trust in my heart that I have given my
all to Him. God bless you, and may His coming rejoice your heart.
Eagle Christian Church ' P.O. Box 1510 LaVergne, TN 37086 USA
Pastor James Tidwell