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Here is a (not so brief) outline of the thunders and what webelieve (with the words of the scripture and prophet to back it up) will be transpiring in regards to the thunders of the book of Revelation. Keep in mind, that webelieve these thunders entails quite a bit, as far as what they tie into, and wewill try and be as succinct as possible. This WILL be rather lengthy, but thorough as we have been over this many many times, especially in the past 2 years. If your view or concept is different, perhaps you would like to email what you see and we can compare notes.

*** Let's take the first step and look at the scripture in question as a springboard:

Revelation 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and [his] left [foot] on the earth,

Revelation 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as [when] a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

Revelation 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

Revelation 10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

Revelation 10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

*** Let's look at the sequence of the scripture. The "book" was already open when the thunders uttered their voices (vs 1 and 2). John was forbidden to write what was uttered and was asked to not pen them down. Once these thunders uttered, there was an angel (same one) that lifted his hand to heaven (so he is on the earth at this time) and swore that "there should be time no longer".

*** We understand by the Message that Angels do NOT preach the gospel and another word for Angel is Messenger. In verse 7, which everyone
that follows this Message is very familiar with - it was 'in the days of the Voice of the 7th Angel', but what did we see? A man. A prophet. Man is always and has always been God's agent. (quote can be provided, but I am sure you are familiar with it) It was not sent through mechanical means (tapes) but is supposed to be preached in the power and DEMONSTRATION as Paul taught (I Cor. 2:4).

*** Now, let's go to what the prophet had to say regarding these thunders, starting with a very familiar text in the Church Age Book about WHO is going to reveal these thunders:

Now 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 the Pentecostal fathers. Exactly so.

*** The pattern has been set. Malachi 4/Rev 10:7 is going to reveal the thunders and no one else. Anyone who thinks they will reveal the thunders, spits right in the face of Christ (the Word) and crucifies to themselves the Son of God afresh by accepting the words of some denominational theorization and lying words of man versus the Word that was given through the prophet. It doesn't matter who it is. I realize this is kind of strong, but the consequences of false doctrine and impersonation carry a heavy penalty.

*** Moving on, let's look at the some of the aspects that come with the thunders and what they will produce:

128-2 {75} And then there's coming forth seven mysterious thunders that's not even written at all. That's right. *****And I believe that through those seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith; because what we got right now, we--we wouldn't be able to do it.***** There's something we've got to step farther; we--we can't have enough faith for Divine healing hardly. We've got to have enough faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth, and we'll find that after a while, the Lord willing, find where it's written.

142-1 {166} But think, now he wrote this, but when he started to write those other seven thunders, he said, "Don't write it." He'd been commissioned to write everything he seen. But when these seven thunders over in Revelations 10 uttered, he said, "Don't write them at all." *****They're mysteries. We don't know what they are yet; but my opinion they'll be revealed right away. And when it do, it'll give faith for that rapturing grace for that Church to move out.***** We just move through everything that we know of; through all the dispensations we've watched everything. We've seen the mysteries of God. We've seen the appearing of the--of the great gathering together of the Bride in the last days, but yet there's something in there that we just can't lighten ourself with. There's something another.

*** This is one area that Bro. Branham pointed to regarding the thunders giving rapturing faith for the Church. I will move on to a couple more points that Bro. Branham indicated those thunders would produce, which is the New Name:

158-3 {283} And Jesus, His Name on earth was Redeemer, Jesus. When He was on earth, He was the Redeemer; that's true. But when He conquered death and hell, and overcome them, and ascended on high, He received a new Name. That's the reason they holler the way they do and don't get nothing; it'll be revealed in the thunders. See?

*** Notice in the above quote where Bro. Branham DISTINGUISHED the name of Jesus to that Name that He took on when He ascended on high. Some say it is "The Lord Jesus Christ" or "Jesus in a new way", but that rubs against the above quote and this one here:

"And I will write my NEW Name upon him."
My New Name. When ALL becomes new, then He will take upon Him a new Name and that Name will be the Name of the bride also. ***** What that Name is, none dare conjecture. ***** It would have to be a revelation of the Spirit given so conclusively that none would dare deny it. But no doubt He will leave that revelation to the day when He desires to give that Name forth. Suffice it to know that it will be more wonderful than we could ever imagine.

*** With this established, let's move on a bit with the SLEEPING Bride (Bride of past ages) raising up again:

253-2 {182} The--the Bride hasn't had a revival yet. See? There's been no revival there, no manifestation of God to stir the Bride yet. See? We're looking for it. It will take those seven unknown thunders back there to wake her up again. He will send it. He promised it. Now, now, watch. Now, she was--she was dead.

*** Next, at the sounding of those thunders, Christ's intercessory work is OVER:

283-5 {35} And now, notice that there's something wrong somewhere in the churches. And I think it's the denominational systems that's twisted the people's minds and so forth until they don't know how to do it. That's right. But we're promised that it would be revealed.
And now, these Seven Seals that this Book is sealed with, and those Seven Seals... Now... ***** And then after these Seven Seals are completed, we find in Revelations 10 there was seven mysterious thunders that John was commissioned to write but then forbidden to write those. And at the time of those thunders, we find Christ, or the Angel come down with a rainbow, and put His feet on the land and sea and swore that time had run out at that time.

283-7 {38} And then we find--find out that in the revealing of the Seals that the--the Lamb had left His mediatorial work as an Intercessor and had come forth now to claim His rights, all that He had redeemed by His death.*****

*** The below quote is rather interesting how Bro. Branham ties a 'Spoken Word Creative ministry' to the thunders:

304-1 {179} Now, we had him coming last night with his great sword to kill. We find out that he gets killed with the Sword too, the sword of the Word. God's Word, sharp, two-edged sword slays him, puts him right down. ***** Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory.
He will be slayed by the Word that proceeds from His mouth; it's sharper than a two-edged sword. They could call for a hundred billion tons of flies if they wanted to. Amen. Whatever they say's going to happen
*****, because it's the Word of God coming from the mouth of God. Amen.

*** I haven't seen any in the Message so far with this type of ability, but I do recall a promise given to the prophet (of all people) about going into a little room (did I have to say that?)... but I will leave that one alone for now. :D

*** Below outlines what Bro. Branham saw - and there are ministers brave enough, in this Message, to declare they know what those thunders are? Are we following the wrong prophet?

567-1 {322} Now, what this great secret is that lays beneath this Seal, I do not know. I don't know it. ***** I couldn't make it out. I couldn't tell it, just what it and just what it said. But I know that it was them seven thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times, and it unfolded into something else that I seen.
Then when I seen that, I looked for the interpretation that flew across there, and I couldn't make it out. That's exactly right, friend. See? The hour isn't quite yet for it, but it's moving into that cycle.
***** See? It's coming up close. So the thing for you to do is to remember that I speak to you in the Name of the Lord: Be prepared, for you don't know what time something can happen.

*** The prophet couldn't make out the interpretation (during the preaching of the Seals), so my question still remains: If the prophet didn't know, then how would anyone else know? Does the Word 'not always' come to the prophet?

568-2 {335} "When will it be, Brother Branham?" I cannot tell you. I do not know. ***** But one of these days, if we never meet again on this earth, we're going to meet yonder at the--at the judgment seat of Christ. And you'll find out that in that room, the revelation coming from God (just like all the rest of them has), that them... One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn't revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn't even written. ***** So we're at the end time; we are here.

*** Judgment seat of Christ...? "In that room"?! How intriguing... Please excuse me. :D

*** Below is a very good quote regarding the sequence of the mysteries being revealed first and THEN the thunders being revealed:

72 Well, the interpretation of that, of course, was given here at the church before it come to pass... That the--the time is now, that I believe that the full revelation through the age of Luther, Wesley, and John Smith, Alexander Campbell, and different ones that preached on the Bible... And then we got over in the Bible and showed that there would be a--a seventh angel's Message. ***** And at the sounding of the seventh angel's Message, all the mysteries of God would be made known. Then come seven mysterious thunders. *****

*** I will jump to 1965, where Bro. Branham came back to Jeffersonville for the express purpose of teaching on the trumpets, vials and plagues:

16 ***** Now, in doing this, I have come here for the purpose of teaching the last vials, last seven vials, and the last seven trumpets, and the last seven thunders of the Book of Revelations, tying them together in this hour that we're now living to follow the opening of the Seven Seals, the Seven Church Ages. ***** So we couldn't get room to do it, so I--I hope that soon as I can, we'll can get a place sufficient for that either here, or in Louisville, New Albany, or either put up a tent, so we can just stay as long as the Lord leads us to do.

*** In 1965 (later) - we will find that the thunders still were not in season:

149 But we've got one of the most dreadful times to go through that ever laid before human beings. Now, I'm just waiting for the hour and when we can get--everybody can get a chance where you can get off from work and spend a few days, and we can get set up somewhere where I can speak on those plagues and things that's to fall in the days, and throw about two or three weeks together, and bring that together, if the Lord let's me live to do it and will inspire me to do so. ***** See how those things will be dropped in and those thunders, then you'll find out what that man and them people has been dreaming about and all these things there; it'll come to pass. See? You'll notice what them revealed, that great thunder a-coming forth out of the--out of the skies. Now... Of course, the whole bunch of you, you know that I know what that--what that means. You see? And... But let's just wait till the time comes (You see?) for it to...?... Now... And it'll be more in season. *****

*** Last one on here, though I could go on and on:

It was in the end-time period that the seven thunders of Jesus came forth.
Revelation 10:3-4,
"And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not."
***** What was in those thunders no one knows. But we need to know. And it will take a PROPHET to get the revelation because God has no
other way of bringing out His Scriptural revelations except by a prophet.

*** I realize that there will probably be some that come back with this quote here:

1161-Q-395 395. Have the seven thunders which equals seven mysteries already been revealed? Were they revealed in the seven Seals, but are yet--but are yet not known to us as the thunders yet?
No, they were revealed in the seven Seals; that's what the thunders was about. They was to reveal... The seven thunders that had uttered their voices and no one could make out what it was... John knew what it was, but he was forbidden to write it. He said, "But the seventh angel, in the days of his sounding, the seven mysteries of the seven thunders would be revealed." And the seventh angel is a messenger of the seventh church age. See?

*** There are several things to consider when looking at these two quotes, for instance, in the quote, I have no doubt that the thunders were revealed in the Seals. Bro. Branham saw the whole thing, HOWEVER, part of it went by in an unknown tongue and he couldn't make it out, but would be revealed at another time when it was more in 'season'. Or some might come back with other quotes that 'seemingly' contradict all the OTHER quotes and scriptures that I have outlined
here, but remember the words of Isaiah:

Isaiah 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue (Kentucky English) will he speak to this people.

*** Remember, there certainly is a promise coming: From the west shall rise a White Horse Rider and he will not speak as he did before... he will COMMAND.

33-2 "Then, all of a sudden," said, "you turned around." Said, That'd be the third time you spoke, but the second time you said, 'I'll ride.'" And said, "You didn't speak like you did; you commanded."

*** Remember also, Angels don't preach the gospel, men do, and that 7th Angel will be on the earth at His coming:

74-2 {40} Now, you see, I'm just not making that up. That's what... It's THUS SAITH THE LORD. I'll read it to you out of the Book: the sounding of the seventh angel's message, the mystery of God should be finished that's been declared by His holy prophets. That's the prophets who has wrote the Word. At the sounding of the seventh church age, the last church age, all the loose ends that through these church ages have been probed at, will be wound up together. And when the Seals are broke and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ, setting His foot upon the land and upon the sea with a rainbow over His head. ***** Now remember, this seventh angel is on earth at the time of this coming. *****

This is just hitting it from top level and more will be added to this study as time progresses. We certainly had better get to Goshen (the revealed Word of the Hour
(the mysteries)).

Questions can be directed to: Bro. Garold MacGraw

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