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BIBLICAL MYSTERIES

ADOPTION_ JEFF.IN AD.PT.4 SUNDAY_ 60-0522E

42 What's the mystery now? Here's the mystery, watch this. Who is this Fellow making, knowing, the mystery of His will, this Melchisedec? I'm waiting for everybody here, the Bibles still turning. Hebrews, 7th chapter, Paul speaking, same man of Galatians...

For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God... met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

To whom also Abraham gave a part, tenth part of all; first being... interpretation, by interpretation King of righteousness... after that... King of Salem... (Who is this Fellow?)... which is, King of peace;

Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor ending of life;...

IS.THIS.THE.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-11 SUNDAY_ 62-1230E

30-5 Now, let's note a few of these mysteries. And if you want to, write them down. First, I'll take what Scofield says here in Matthew 13. If you would like to--to type some of them down... If you haven't got a Scofield Bible, you might read what he thinks some of the mysteries are.

Now, in the 11th verse:

He answered and said unto them, Because it's given to you... (his disciples)... Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but not to them... but to them it is not given. (The mysteries)

Here's the mystery: A "mystery" is Scripture--is "a previously hidden truth, now Divinely revealed, but which is a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation." The greater mysteries and the great mysteries are:

IS.THIS.THE.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-11 SUNDAY_ 62-1230E

31-1 Number 1. The mystery of the Kingdom of heaven. That's the one we are talking on now, 13... Matthew 13:3-15.

Now, 2nd mystery is the mystery of Israel's blindness during this age: Romans 11:25 with the context.

3rd--3rd mystery is the mystery of the translation of the living saints at the end time of this age: I Corinthians 15 and also Thessalonians 4:14-17.

The 4th mystery, of the New Testament church as One Body, composed of both Jews and Gentiles: Ephesians 3:1-11, Romans 16:25, and also Ephesians 6:19, Colossians 4:3.

The 5th mystery is of the church, as the Bride of Christ: Ephesians 5:28-32.

6th mystery is of the living Christ, same yesterday, today and forever: Galatians 2:20, and Hebrews 13:8, many places like that.

The 7th mystery is of God, even Christ, as the incarnate Fullness of the Godhead embodied, in Whom all Divine wisdom and godliness is restored to man.

9th mystery is the mystery of iniquity found in II Thessalonians and so forth.

The 10th mystery is of the seven stars of Revelation 1:20. We just been through that. The seven stars are the seven churches, the seven messengers, and so forth.

And the 11th mystery is mystery Babylon, the prostitute: Revelations 17:5-7.

THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM

MARK 4:11

11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all [these] things are done in parables:

MARK 4:12

12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and [their] sins should be forgiven them.

MYSTERY OF THE TRANSLATION

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0830M

1112-Q-361 361. Brother Branham, please explain Acts 9 verse 7 and Acts 20--Acts 22nd verse. (Would you get it for me, Brother Neville.) Please explain Acts 9 verse 7.

Now, while he's getting that, I'll see if I can get another one right quick. Are you getting tired? I know you are.

Please explain the mystery of the translation of the Bride. How it will take place and where, the place, the Bride goes. Isn't them lovely questions. That's really nice, I'd just stand here all day...

[Brother Branham answers question 361--Ed.] Just a minute now, verse--verse... Acts 9 verse 7 (Thank you, Brother Neville)--9 verse 7:

And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, and seeing no man.

MYSTERY OF THE SEVEN SEALS

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0830M

1113-238 Now, I know where you're going. See? Now, the next place said that they--vice versa. Now, I--I don't know what taken place there. I just can't tell you, 'cause the next place they heard. One of them, they didn't see it, and the next place, they seen it and didn't hear it. How many has ever seen that before in the Bible? I have, and I can't explain it. See? I... The Lord will have to reveal it to me. I--I told you awhile ago; I have to be honest with you. See? I don't know. I'm sorry. If I--if I can't explain it, I'll be honest enough to tell you I can't. But I--I won't tackle it when--when I don't know.

I can't explain that, for one place it said they saw the Light and never heard the voice, or something like that; and the next place they saw the--heard the voice and never saw the Light. I can't explain it. See? I--I don't know what happened, and I won't know until the Lord reveals it to me; no more than I could tell you about marriage and divorce. I didn't know until He revealed it to me.

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0823M

974-238 And then, when I did that, then--and I went just exactly; and a little bit after that, the Angel of the Lord appeared to me, say, "Go out to Arizona yonder." I heard that blast go off and went there, and what was it? That boy dreamed that dream just exactly right, and the Lord gave the right... Remember, I said, "There's something I'm going there for." And when I went there, it was the mystery of the Seven Seals, that was sealed up on the inside of that mountain of the Lord. Come right back with the opening of the Seven Seals. See?

No, you shouldn't do that. If you want to go, that's up to you. 'Course, I don't... My, I don't care where you go, but just to do that, think the Bride's going to go from there, you're mistaken.

MYSTERY OF INIQUITY

SIXFOLD.PURPOSE.GABRIEL.VISIT.DAN_ JEFF.IN DA 45-88 SUNDAY_ 61-0730E

111 Now, what is another thing that would be known? Look at today at the churches. Here it is. I hope it don't hurt, but I got to tell it. Making...

In that day there will be an antichrist rise. Now, remember, when we get in the Seals, that antichrist rides right out over in those Seals. Daniel spoke of it here, the Prince that would come. He would be cut off, Jesus would, to make reconciliations for the people. But that prince that would stand up, that would cause the abomination to make desolation, that was Rome through Titus; and this time it's a prince coming out of Rome that'll do it. And he will be revealed in the last days (Now, listen.), making himself God, as the Holy Ghost warns us in II Thessalonians the 2nd... Let's just go to it--II Thessalonians, and then you'll have not my word, but God's Word: II Thessalonians the 2nd chapter and the 12th verse. Let's see: II Thessalonians the 2nd chapter and the 12th verse. Let's see. Let's begin above that, the 7th verse.

For the mystery of iniquity does already work:... (This is Paul speaking by the Holy Ghost.)... only--only he whom now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. (Who's "he" here, does anybody know? The Holy Ghost, He that letteth.)

And when--then when--shall that Wicked one be revealed,... (When? Just at the time the Holy Ghost is being taken out, which is fixing to leave right now. What's He leaving for? Taking the Church with Him.)... revealed... (Paul speaking under the inspiration.)... whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (The wicked one, of course.)

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,... ("We are the greatest church." "We have this; we have this. All of you consolidate together." See? "We are the greatest.")... lying wonders,

And with all... of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they receive not of the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God has sent them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie--should believe a lie:

And that they... might be damned who believe not the truth, but has pleasure in unrighteousness.

Do you get it? Oh, my. Now, Paul speaking... The time when the Seal of God is being made known, His Spirit, His Name, His grace, all these other great mysteries that's going forth now, plans for His Church to go in the rapture, the outpouring of the Holy Ghost has done this. That's what He done in the last days.

FIRST.SEAL.THE_ JEFF.IN MONDAY_ 63-0318

129-5 {84} Oh, let's just read a Scripture. You all like to put down some of the Scriptures? Let's take II Thessalonians just a moment and--and look here just a minute. It--it's such a beautiful picture here. I like it. And let's see. Yes, II Thessalonians, and I want the 2nd chapter of II Thessalonians and the--the 7th verse. Let's see. II Thessalonians 2:7. I think that's right. Now, I was writing this down, quivering and shaking.

... the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who... letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

Who? He that letteth. See? See, a mystery... The mystery of iniquity way back in that very first church age here, here's Paul writing, saying that the mystery of iniquity... What is iniquity? Iniquity is something that you know you ought not to do, and you do it anyhow. And Paul said there's such in the earth today, workers of iniquity.

FIRST.SEAL.THE_ JEFF.IN MONDAY_ 63-0318

130-1 {87} For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:... (deceivers, you see, deceiving the people off into something. See?)... only he... (God)... that... letteth will let, until he... (the Church--Christ, the Bride)... be taken out of the way.

And then shall the Wicked one be revealed... (at the breaking of the Seal, at his time. Paul said, "Not in my time, but in the time when he'll be revealed. See?)... whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth... (We're going to get to that after while.)... the spirit of his mouth... (Watch what that is.)... and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan... (him, him, a man)... whose working is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. (See?)

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness... (deceiving people by unrighteousness)... in them that perish;... (not this Bride, in them that's looking for such a thing)... because they received not the love of the truth... (And Christ is the Truth, and Christ is the Word, but they'd rather have a creed.),... that they might be saved.

And for this cause God has sent them strong delusion, that they should believe a--a lie:... (It should be translated there, as I looked in the Lexicon, "the lie," not "a lie"; "the lie," same one he told Eve.)

That they... might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

363-1 LAODICEAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.9

Now I said a moment ago that the false vine came into full fruition in this age. Her fruit would mature and ripen. That is correct. This evil-spirited church, full of iniquity, will be revealed as the mustard seed that grew into a tree wherein lodged the fouls of the air. At her head will be the antichrist, the mystery of iniquity. All this is true. And if this is true, then it must also be true that the Bride Church will mature, and her ripeness shall be an identification with her Lord by means of the Word, and her Head Who will come to her is the Mystery of Godliness, Which indeed is Christ. And as the false church with all cunning and diabolical power made up of political force, physical force and demons of darkness come against this true vine, the true vine with the fullness of the Spirit and the Word will do the very acts of power that Jesus did. Then as she nears her Headstone, becoming like Him through the Word, Jesus will come that the bride and Groom may be forever united as one.

II THESSALONIANS 2:7

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way.

II THESSALONIANS 2:8

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

II THESSALONIANS 2:9

9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

II THESSALONIANS 2:10

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

II THESSALONIANS 2:11

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

II THESSALONIANS 2:12

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

MYSTERY OF THE SEVEN STARS

SEVEN.CHURCH.AGES_ JEFF.IN V-26 N-2 WEDNESDAY_ 54-0512

214 "Right." Everything in the Bible has a meaning to it. See?

... in his right hand seven stars... (Now, He--He's a King.)... and out of his mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenances was like unto the sun shining in his strength.

Now, "Out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword," out of the mouth of This standing there, Christ and the Church as one...

... in His hand He held seven stars.

And you'll see in a few minutes; I want to get to it, let the Bible just speak what it was. It was the seven ministers, one minister to each age of these Seven Church Ages, come out, hold them in His right hand. Amen. There He is. There was seven angels, seven messengers, one to each church. Get it?

There He's standing there.

And out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged Sword:...

What is a sharp two-edged sword? Hebrews the 4th chapter said, "The Word of God is sharper, more powerful than a two-edged sword, even going to the marrow of the bone, and a discerner of the thoughts of the mind." All right.

And when I saw him, I fell on my... I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand on me, saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and I have the keys of hell and death. (That's Jesus. Now, watch.)

Write these things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and these things which shall be hereafter; (All right.)

And the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, are... hand... and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are seven angels of the seven churches:...

SEVEN.CHURCH.AGES_ JEFF.IN V-26 N-2 WEDNESDAY_ 54-0512

214 "Right." Everything in the Bible has a meaning to it. See?

... in his right hand seven stars... (Now, He--He's a King.)... and out of his mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenances was like unto the sun shining in his strength.

Now, "Out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword," out of the mouth of This standing there, Christ and the Church as one...

... in His hand He held seven stars.

And you'll see in a few minutes; I want to get to it, let the Bible just speak what it was. It was the seven ministers, one minister to each age of these Seven Church Ages, come out, hold them in His right hand. Amen. There He is. There was seven angels, seven messengers, one to each church. Get it?

There He's standing there.

And out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged Sword:...

What is a sharp two-edged sword? Hebrews the 4th chapter said, "The Word of God is sharper, more powerful than a two-edged sword, even going to the marrow of the bone, and a discerner of the thoughts of the mind." All right.

And when I saw him, I fell on my... I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand on me, saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and I have the keys of hell and death. (That's Jesus. Now, watch.)

Write these things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and these things which shall be hereafter; (All right.)

And the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, are... hand... and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are seven angels of the seven churches:...

PATMOS.VISION_ JEFF.IN ROJC 69-130 SUNDAY_ 60-1204E

266 Let's see if we got some more good things. The 18th verse, now the 19th verse. John... What happened? When he seen His countenance, the result, he fell at His feet; he just couldn't stand no more; his human life was sapped away; he just couldn't do it. He was a Conqueror; He'd already conquered.

Now, He gives a command, and then we start to end the chapter, the 19th verse.

Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

We took the 20th verse:

The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in the right hand,... are seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are seven angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

11-1 REVELATION.OF.JESUS.CHRIST - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.1

1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John:

2. Who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

3. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

4. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him Which Is, and Which Was, and Which Is To Come; and from the seven Spirits Which are before His throne;

5. And from Jesus Christ, Who is the Faithful Witness, and the First Begotten Of The Dead, and the Prince of the Kings of the Earth. Unto Him That loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood,

6. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

7. Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen.

8. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, saith the Lord Which Is, and Which Was, and Which Is To Come, the Almighty.

9. I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

12. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

13. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

14. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire;

15. And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters.

16. And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

17. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the First and the Last:

18. I am He That liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

19. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

20. The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

58-3 PATMOS.VISION - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.2

5. In His Right Hand Were Seven Stars.

"And He had in His right hand seven stars." Now of course we already know from verse twenty what the seven stars actually are. "And the mystery of the seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven churches." Now we couldn't make a mistake here on any account, as He interprets it for us. These seven stars are the messengers to the seven successive church ages. They are not called by name. They are just set forth as seven, one to each age. From the Ephesian Age on down to this Laodicean Age each messenger brought the message of truth to the people, never failing to keep it the Word of God to that particular church age. Each one held to it. They were steadfast in their loyalty to the original light. As each age pulled away from God, His faithful messenger turned that age back to the Word. Their strength was from the Lord or they never could have stemmed the tide. They were safe in His care, for nothing could pluck them out of His hand, and neither could anything separate them from the love of God, let it be sickness, peril, nakedness, famine, sword, life or death. They were truly yielded to Him and kept by His omnipotence. They were not concerned about the persecution that came their way. Pain and derision was but cause to give glory to God that they were counted worthy to suffer for Him. And in thankfulness for His salvation they burned with the light of His life and reflected His love, patience, meekness, temperance, gentleness, faithfulness. And God backed them up with wonders, signs, and miracles. They were accused of being fanatics, and holy-rollers. They were denounced by organizations and held in mockery, but they kept true to the Word.

64-2 PATMOS.VISION - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.2

THE SEVEN STARS AND CANDLESTICKS

Revelation 1:20, "The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches."

REVELATION 1:20

20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

ADOPTION_ JEFF.IN AD.PT.4 SUNDAY_ 60-0522E

42 What's the mystery now? Here's the mystery, watch this. Who is this Fellow making, knowing, the mystery of His will, this Melchisedec? I'm waiting for everybody here, the Bibles still turning. Hebrews, 7th chapter, Paul speaking, same man of Galatians...

For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God... met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

To whom also Abraham gave a part, tenth part of all; first being... interpretation, by interpretation King of righteousness... after that... King of Salem... (Who is this Fellow?)... which is, King of peace;

Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor ending of life;...

IS.THIS.THE.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-11 SUNDAY_ 62-1230E

30-5 Now, let's note a few of these mysteries. And if you want to, write them down. First, I'll take what Scofield says here in Matthew 13. If you would like to--to type some of them down... If you haven't got a Scofield Bible, you might read what he thinks some of the mysteries are.

Now, in the 11th verse:

He answered and said unto them, Because it's given to you... (his disciples)... Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but not to them... but to them it is not given. (The mysteries)

Here's the mystery: A "mystery" is Scripture--is "a previously hidden truth, now Divinely revealed, but which is a supernatural element still remains despite the revelation." The greater mysteries and the great mysteries are:

IS.THIS.THE.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-11 SUNDAY_ 62-1230E

31-1 Number 1. The mystery of the Kingdom of heaven. That's the one we are talking on now, 13... Matthew 13:3-15.

Now, 2nd mystery is the mystery of Israel's blindness during this age: Romans 11:25 with the context.

3rd--3rd mystery is the mystery of the translation of the living saints at the end time of this age: I Corinthians 15 and also Thessalonians 4:14-17.

The 4th mystery, of the New Testament church as One Body, composed of both Jews and Gentiles: Ephesians 3:1-11, Romans 16:25, and also Ephesians 6:19, Colossians 4:3.

The 5th mystery is of the church, as the Bride of Christ: Ephesians 5:28-32.

6th mystery is of the living Christ, same yesterday, today and forever: Galatians 2:20, and Hebrews 13:8, many places like that.

The 7th mystery is of God, even Christ, as the incarnate Fullness of the Godhead embodied, in Whom all Divine wisdom and godliness is restored to man.

9th mystery is the mystery of iniquity found in II Thessalonians and so forth.

The 10th mystery is of the seven stars of Revelation 1:20. We just been through that. The seven stars are the seven churches, the seven messengers, and so forth.

And the 11th mystery is mystery Babylon, the prostitute: Revelations 17:5-7.

THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM

MARK 4:11

11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all [these] things are done in parables:

MARK 4:12

12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and [their] sins should be forgiven them.

MYSTERY OF THE TRANSLATION

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0830M

1112-Q-361 361. Brother Branham, please explain Acts 9 verse 7 and Acts 20--Acts 22nd verse. (Would you get it for me, Brother Neville.) Please explain Acts 9 verse 7.

Now, while he's getting that, I'll see if I can get another one right quick. Are you getting tired? I know you are.

Please explain the mystery of the translation of the Bride. How it will take place and where, the place, the Bride goes. Isn't them lovely questions. That's really nice, I'd just stand here all day...

[Brother Branham answers question 361--Ed.] Just a minute now, verse--verse... Acts 9 verse 7 (Thank you, Brother Neville)--9 verse 7:

And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, and seeing no man.

MYSTERY OF THE SEVEN SEALS

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0830M

1113-238 Now, I know where you're going. See? Now, the next place said that they--vice versa. Now, I--I don't know what taken place there. I just can't tell you, 'cause the next place they heard. One of them, they didn't see it, and the next place, they seen it and didn't hear it. How many has ever seen that before in the Bible? I have, and I can't explain it. See? I... The Lord will have to reveal it to me. I--I told you awhile ago; I have to be honest with you. See? I don't know. I'm sorry. If I--if I can't explain it, I'll be honest enough to tell you I can't. But I--I won't tackle it when--when I don't know.

I can't explain that, for one place it said they saw the Light and never heard the voice, or something like that; and the next place they saw the--heard the voice and never saw the Light. I can't explain it. See? I--I don't know what happened, and I won't know until the Lord reveals it to me; no more than I could tell you about marriage and divorce. I didn't know until He revealed it to me.

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 64-0823M

974-238 And then, when I did that, then--and I went just exactly; and a little bit after that, the Angel of the Lord appeared to me, say, "Go out to Arizona yonder." I heard that blast go off and went there, and what was it? That boy dreamed that dream just exactly right, and the Lord gave the right... Remember, I said, "There's something I'm going there for." And when I went there, it was the mystery of the Seven Seals, that was sealed up on the inside of that mountain of the Lord. Come right back with the opening of the Seven Seals. See?

No, you shouldn't do that. If you want to go, that's up to you. 'Course, I don't... My, I don't care where you go, but just to do that, think the Bride's going to go from there, you're mistaken.

MYSTERY OF INIQUITY

SIXFOLD.PURPOSE.GABRIEL.VISIT.DAN_ JEFF.IN DA 45-88 SUNDAY_ 61-0730E

111 Now, what is another thing that would be known? Look at today at the churches. Here it is. I hope it don't hurt, but I got to tell it. Making...

In that day there will be an antichrist rise. Now, remember, when we get in the Seals, that antichrist rides right out over in those Seals. Daniel spoke of it here, the Prince that would come. He would be cut off, Jesus would, to make reconciliations for the people. But that prince that would stand up, that would cause the abomination to make desolation, that was Rome through Titus; and this time it's a prince coming out of Rome that'll do it. And he will be revealed in the last days (Now, listen.), making himself God, as the Holy Ghost warns us in II Thessalonians the 2nd... Let's just go to it--II Thessalonians, and then you'll have not my word, but God's Word: II Thessalonians the 2nd chapter and the 12th verse. Let's see: II Thessalonians the 2nd chapter and the 12th verse. Let's see. Let's begin above that, the 7th verse.

For the mystery of iniquity does already work:... (This is Paul speaking by the Holy Ghost.)... only--only he whom now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. (Who's "he" here, does anybody know? The Holy Ghost, He that letteth.)

And when--then when--shall that Wicked one be revealed,... (When? Just at the time the Holy Ghost is being taken out, which is fixing to leave right now. What's He leaving for? Taking the Church with Him.)... revealed... (Paul speaking under the inspiration.)... whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (The wicked one, of course.)

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,... ("We are the greatest church." "We have this; we have this. All of you consolidate together." See? "We are the greatest.")... lying wonders,

And with all... of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they receive not of the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God has sent them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie--should believe a lie:

And that they... might be damned who believe not the truth, but has pleasure in unrighteousness.

Do you get it? Oh, my. Now, Paul speaking... The time when the Seal of God is being made known, His Spirit, His Name, His grace, all these other great mysteries that's going forth now, plans for His Church to go in the rapture, the outpouring of the Holy Ghost has done this. That's what He done in the last days.

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129-5 {84} Oh, let's just read a Scripture. You all like to put down some of the Scriptures? Let's take II Thessalonians just a moment and--and look here just a minute. It--it's such a beautiful picture here. I like it. And let's see. Yes, II Thessalonians, and I want the 2nd chapter of II Thessalonians and the--the 7th verse. Let's see. II Thessalonians 2:7. I think that's right. Now, I was writing this down, quivering and shaking.

... the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who... letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

Who? He that letteth. See? See, a mystery... The mystery of iniquity way back in that very first church age here, here's Paul writing, saying that the mystery of iniquity... What is iniquity? Iniquity is something that you know you ought not to do, and you do it anyhow. And Paul said there's such in the earth today, workers of iniquity.

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130-1 {87} For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:... (deceivers, you see, deceiving the people off into something. See?)... only he... (God)... that... letteth will let, until he... (the Church--Christ, the Bride)... be taken out of the way.

And then shall the Wicked one be revealed... (at the breaking of the Seal, at his time. Paul said, "Not in my time, but in the time when he'll be revealed. See?)... whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth... (We're going to get to that after while.)... the spirit of his mouth... (Watch what that is.)... and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan... (him, him, a man)... whose working is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. (See?)

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness... (deceiving people by unrighteousness)... in them that perish;... (not this Bride, in them that's looking for such a thing)... because they received not the love of the truth... (And Christ is the Truth, and Christ is the Word, but they'd rather have a creed.),... that they might be saved.

And for this cause God has sent them strong delusion, that they should believe a--a lie:... (It should be translated there, as I looked in the Lexicon, "the lie," not "a lie"; "the lie," same one he told Eve.)

That they... might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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Now I said a moment ago that the false vine came into full fruition in this age. Her fruit would mature and ripen. That is correct. This evil-spirited church, full of iniquity, will be revealed as the mustard seed that grew into a tree wherein lodged the fouls of the air. At her head will be the antichrist, the mystery of iniquity. All this is true. And if this is true, then it must also be true that the Bride Church will mature, and her ripeness shall be an identification with her Lord by means of the Word, and her Head Who will come to her is the Mystery of Godliness, Which indeed is Christ. And as the false church with all cunning and diabolical power made up of political force, physical force and demons of darkness come against this true vine, the true vine with the fullness of the Spirit and the Word will do the very acts of power that Jesus did. Then as she nears her Headstone, becoming like Him through the Word, Jesus will come that the bride and Groom may be forever united as one.

II THESSALONIANS 2:7

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way.

II THESSALONIANS 2:8

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

II THESSALONIANS 2:9

9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

II THESSALONIANS 2:10

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

II THESSALONIANS 2:11

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

II THESSALONIANS 2:12

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

MYSTERY OF THE SEVEN STARS

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214 "Right." Everything in the Bible has a meaning to it. See?

... in his right hand seven stars... (Now, He--He's a King.)... and out of his mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenances was like unto the sun shining in his strength.

Now, "Out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword," out of the mouth of This standing there, Christ and the Church as one...

... in His hand He held seven stars.

And you'll see in a few minutes; I want to get to it, let the Bible just speak what it was. It was the seven ministers, one minister to each age of these Seven Church Ages, come out, hold them in His right hand. Amen. There He is. There was seven angels, seven messengers, one to each church. Get it?

There He's standing there.

And out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged Sword:...

What is a sharp two-edged sword? Hebrews the 4th chapter said, "The Word of God is sharper, more powerful than a two-edged sword, even going to the marrow of the bone, and a discerner of the thoughts of the mind." All right.

And when I saw him, I fell on my... I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand on me, saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and I have the keys of hell and death. (That's Jesus. Now, watch.)

Write these things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and these things which shall be hereafter; (All right.)

And the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, are... hand... and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are seven angels of the seven churches:...

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214 "Right." Everything in the Bible has a meaning to it. See?

... in his right hand seven stars... (Now, He--He's a King.)... and out of his mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenances was like unto the sun shining in his strength.

Now, "Out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword," out of the mouth of This standing there, Christ and the Church as one...

... in His hand He held seven stars.

And you'll see in a few minutes; I want to get to it, let the Bible just speak what it was. It was the seven ministers, one minister to each age of these Seven Church Ages, come out, hold them in His right hand. Amen. There He is. There was seven angels, seven messengers, one to each church. Get it?

There He's standing there.

And out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged Sword:...

What is a sharp two-edged sword? Hebrews the 4th chapter said, "The Word of God is sharper, more powerful than a two-edged sword, even going to the marrow of the bone, and a discerner of the thoughts of the mind." All right.

And when I saw him, I fell on my... I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand on me, saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and I have the keys of hell and death. (That's Jesus. Now, watch.)

Write these things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and these things which shall be hereafter; (All right.)

And the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, are... hand... and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are seven angels of the seven churches:...

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266 Let's see if we got some more good things. The 18th verse, now the 19th verse. John... What happened? When he seen His countenance, the result, he fell at His feet; he just couldn't stand no more; his human life was sapped away; he just couldn't do it. He was a Conqueror; He'd already conquered.

Now, He gives a command, and then we start to end the chapter, the 19th verse.

Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

We took the 20th verse:

The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in the right hand,... are seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are seven angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

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1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John:

2. Who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

3. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

4. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him Which Is, and Which Was, and Which Is To Come; and from the seven Spirits Which are before His throne;

5. And from Jesus Christ, Who is the Faithful Witness, and the First Begotten Of The Dead, and the Prince of the Kings of the Earth. Unto Him That loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood,

6. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

7. Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen.

8. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, saith the Lord Which Is, and Which Was, and Which Is To Come, the Almighty.

9. I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

12. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

13. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

14. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire;

15. And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters.

16. And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

17. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the First and the Last:

18. I am He That liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

19. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

20. The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

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5. In His Right Hand Were Seven Stars.

"And He had in His right hand seven stars." Now of course we already know from verse twenty what the seven stars actually are. "And the mystery of the seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven churches." Now we couldn't make a mistake here on any account, as He interprets it for us. These seven stars are the messengers to the seven successive church ages. They are not called by name. They are just set forth as seven, one to each age. From the Ephesian Age on down to this Laodicean Age each messenger brought the message of truth to the people, never failing to keep it the Word of God to that particular church age. Each one held to it. They were steadfast in their loyalty to the original light. As each age pulled away from God, His faithful messenger turned that age back to the Word. Their strength was from the Lord or they never could have stemmed the tide. They were safe in His care, for nothing could pluck them out of His hand, and neither could anything separate them from the love of God, let it be sickness, peril, nakedness, famine, sword, life or death. They were truly yielded to Him and kept by His omnipotence. They were not concerned about the persecution that came their way. Pain and derision was but cause to give glory to God that they were counted worthy to suffer for Him. And in thankfulness for His salvation they burned with the light of His life and reflected His love, patience, meekness, temperance, gentleness, faithfulness. And God backed them up with wonders, signs, and miracles. They were accused of being fanatics, and holy-rollers. They were denounced by organizations and held in mockery, but they kept true to the Word.

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THE SEVEN STARS AND CANDLESTICKS

Revelation 1:20, "The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches."

REVELATION 1:20

20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

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