I would like to begin these special comments with a quote from:
“The World is Again Falling Apart”, Shreveport Louisiana, November 27, 1963. Page 27: Para 168-170 To paraphrase, God’s Prophet was speaking about Abraham receiving The Word and any true born child of God receiving God’s Word. He said we were like Abraham and counted anything contrary to The Word as if it was not. Then Brother Branham said, “God's obligated to meet you on the basis of them promises. Outside of them promises, He can't meet you, because you done cut yourself off from Him.”
And this is where I have based my ministry on from the very beginning. That is preaching the revealed vindicated promises from Malachi 4’s Seven Sealed, Seven Thunder message.
On the message, The Unveiling Of God, June 14, 1964am, Page 29 Par. 183-184 Now, that’s, the Word, the Word was brought forth; then It was written out; then It was put behind and still veiled; for God was always in that Word. Amen. He's the Word always. He was in that Word. That's the reason that Word had to be veiled.
Oh, brother, sister, are you catching it? Look. Don't you see? It's been veiled through these ages according to what God said, and It would be opened in the last days; those seven seals would be broke, and the full thing would come into view of the people, what's took place all along. The hour of the seventh angel's message, all the mysteries of God should be made known in that Elijah, in this last hour: how that Christ is put out of His church as Son of God; how He's revealed as Son of man again; how that the church is to be put in order, and everything for the last day, and no creed, no denominations, just absolutely the Word living in the individual. "I'll take one and leave one. I'll take this one and leave that one." See? It's just... There's no strings, no denominations, no bindings or nothing; it's the heart with God and Him alone. See?
Page 36 Par. 243, 245 So now we are invited into Him to be partakers of all that He is. We're invited into Him, which is hid to unbelievers by the veil of human flesh. See? They know that Glory; they read of It, It's in the Word here, of the Glory of God and things like that; it's just a word to them. To us it's a manifestation. See? It is no more a word; it's a reality. Amen.
Now, it isn't just a written Word to us; it's a reality. We are in Him. Now, we're enjoying Him; now we behold Him; now we see Him the Word manifesting Himself. It's hid out there, because why? It's veiled in human flesh. See?
Page 40-41 Par. 273-280 Everyone, they was always come to me, said, "Brother Branham, them seven thunders that the voice thundered, and he said 'Write it not (See?), but close it up,'" said, "that'll be seven thunders that will be revealed in the last days? See, seven thunders that'll tell us?" Now, don't that sound real good? See? But watch what you're talking about when you say that. He said, "See that you write it not." See? These seven thunders uttered their voices (See?), and He said, "Don't write that (See?), but It's to be sealed up in the Book until the last days."
Now, someone has been, many has been saying to me, and theologians said, "Brother Branham, if the Lord God..." Said, "If--if with your experience that the Lord has given you for His people," humbly saying this, said, "you'd be eligible to write a--a Bible yourself, your Word that God has manifested."
I said, "That might be true." See, he was trying to catch me. See? And I said, "But, you see, I couldn't do that. "He said, "Why couldn't? You have all the qualifications."
I said, "But, you look, one word cannot be added or taken away." See?
And he said, "Well then, them seven thunders (You see?)," said, "wouldn't them seven thunders blasting out, won't that be a revelation be give to some man?"
I said, "No, sir, it would be adding something to It or taking something from It." It's all revealed in there, and the seven seals opened up the revelation of what that was. See?
He's still in the Word. You see, you can't get out of that Word. It won't leave the Word. And God's Spirit will never leave that Word. It'll stay right with the Word, blinding some and open the eyes of others. It'll always do that.
"Ye are written epistles, read of all men," or, "You are our..." Translate that, turn it around this way (See?), just turn It around, "You are epistles that has been written," 'cause you can't add nothing to It, "that's read of all men." "Manifested Word of God," in other words.
And Peter and John, to show it, when they went up there, they perceived they were ignorant and unlearned; they had no education, but they taken notice they'd been with Jesus. See? They were ignorant and unlearned, but they were written epistles (See?), read that they had been with Jesus, 'cause Jesus was manifesting Himself through them, Christ veiled in their flesh, manifested, made alive, like He was in Moses
On the message “Spiritual Food In Due Season”, 7/18/65, Brother Branham spoke about the Seven Thunders and Seven Seals on the back of the book (Revelation 10:3,4,7). He made this statement concerning the seven sealed mysteries on the back of the book.
Page 13 Par. 83 Then back out there at the beginning of the Seven Seals, when those seven Angels come down in that pyramid form, stood there, and told me to return back here and speak on those Seven Seals. He'd be with me. He showed me what they were, the lost things. I always thought it was sealed on the back of the Book and it'd be something wasn't wrote in the Book; but it turned out that it was made known that He cannot do that. It isn't something that's written in the Book... It's something that's been hid in the Book. "For whosoever shall take one Word from It or add one word to It..." So it is a mystery that's been in the Book in these seven church ages. Each one of them produced a--a mystery, all about water baptism, and these other things that they've fumbled about so long.
On the Message “This Day This Scripture Is Fulfilled” 2/19/65 Volume 3 number 8 Page 23, And I went in and looked in my little book; there it was. And that next morning at ten o'clock, setting in there in my room there about ten o'clock, the Angel of the Lord came down and He said, "Go to Tucson. You'll be northeast of Tucson and there'll come seven Angels in a cluster that will shake the whole earth around you." And said, "It'll be told you from there."
How many remembers that here, way before it happened? There's men setting right here in this building tonight was standing right there when it happened, and said the Seven Seals of the hidden mysteries of the entire Bible would be open and fulfill Revelations 10, that in the seventh angel's Message these things should come to pass. This day this Scripture is fulfilled before our eyes. This day this Scripture is fulfilled.
Page 24-25 And I stood there a little bit till the Holy Spirit revealed it. I said, "The entire Bible, as much as has been revealed to men through justification, sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the baptism in Jesus' Name, and all these things has been revealed, but there is secrets that's hid inside, because the Bible's sealed with Seven Seals. I must go there to find it."
That morning when those seven Angels come down and blasted the earth and rocks flew every way, seven Angels stood there and said, "Return back to Jeffersonville from where you come from, for the Seven Seals of the seven mysteries will be opened."
Here we are today, we're understanding serpent's seed; in a few days, if God willing, we'll understand the correctness of marriage and divorce and all these things that God's opened, every Seal, the mysteries, since the foundation of the world, and we've been--enjoy the Presence of His blessings. That is true. This day this Scripture...
It was the Angels of God returning back after their Message. This day that prophecy has been fulfilled in our midst. This day this Scripture has been fulfilled.
Watch. Seven Seals has been opened, the whirlwinds to the west coast. Now, don't miss it like they did back yonder. Now, our attention a little closer to our day.
On the message “Events Made Clear By Prophecy” 8/1/65, Volume 12 number 3, Page 23 Par. 129, Friends, this is the fulfillment of Malachi 4, St. Luke 17, St. John 15, oh, so many, Revelations 10, so many prophecies that can be pinned exactly to this day. And also in the Book of Mark and in Matthew...
Page 31 Par. 165 The Pledge
Now, with one accord, let's stand and say, I now accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Healer. [Congregation repeats) And by His grace, from this hour henceforth, O God, let no unbelief ever enter my heart , for I have seen the prophecy of this day fulfilled. I believe that Jesus Christ is alive and here now, confirming His Word of this hour. The prophecies that was written of Him has now been fulfilled in our midst. He is my Saviour , my God, my King, my All-in-all.
So after making that pledge the Holy Spirit was revealing to me the following experiences under the inspiration of the fulfillment of the prophecies written of him:
Elias Is Already Come,
The Shout of the King is in The Camp 12/26/65
The Seven Thunders are the Seven Voices of the Seven Church Ages 9/20/74
Joel 2:28: And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
On the message “Why Are We Not A Denomination” 9/27/58 Page 35 Par. 168, 178, Now, the Bible did say, "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy." Now, what does the word "prophesy" mean? Look it up. It's to "tell something, under inspiration," or "foretell something.
Now, the word "prophesy" does not mean to teach. The "prophesy" means to either "tell an experience, under inspiration," or "foretell something that's fixing to take place. And we know that there was prophetess in the Old Testament. They never could speak out in the building, speak out in the church, in the congregation, as a teacher. But, see, Anna and many of them in the temple, they were prophetesses, and Miriam was a prophetess or something like that. She had the Spirit on her; that's true; but she had her limitations of place. Women can be prophetess today, absolutely; but not teachers, and so forth, behind the platform here. If you do, you make--you make the Bible contradict Itself. The Bible can't say one thing here and another thing over here. It's got to say the same thing all the time or It isn't the Word of God. See? So, "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy," means that they shall either "foretell" or "testify." Now, you look that up, and you get the Bible dictionary and see if that isn't right. "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy."
I then proceeded to do that. Since December 26, 1965 to this very day. I have prophesied or told my experiences under inspiration. With that in mind, I would like to share with you some special video messages that were preached in 2004.
On the message “The Anointed Ones At The End Time” 7/25/65, Volume 5 number 3, Page 61 Par. 262
Notice the very day when this messenger, not when he starts on the, but when he begins to declare his Message. See? The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying; Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed. No more... There's no more higher order to reveal the Word than prophets. But the only way the prophet can be a-vindicated is by the Word. And remember the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals to reveal the hidden Truth that's been sealed in the Word. Do you see it?
Brothers and Sisters, by God’s grace Sister Coleman and I were privileged to come out of Laodicea in 1961 and come into this Glorious end time message of Malachi 4. We were privileged to be there from 1961 to 1965 and hear Brother Branham impart the revealed Word to God’s Bride.
Sister Coleman and I were there the night Brother Branham brought the message “Events Made Clear By Prophecy” It was during that message that we were asked by God’s Prophet to stand and pledge back to God. So to all our friends I wanted to share with you the pledge we made and the recognition that by God’s grace we have earnestly contended for the faith and henceforth from that day lived in the reality of that pledge.
So therefore, by faith I began to prophesy that Elias has already come, The Shout if the King is in the Camp-12/26/65 and 9/20/74-The Seven Thunders are the 7 Voices of the Seven Church Ages. I was telling my experience under inspiration and was foretelling what was fixing to happen as spoken and promised by the message of Malachi 4.
And so I spoke, under inspiration, concerning the three phases that Brother Branham spoke of on The Second Coming of The Lord, 4/15/57, Page 13. “When that time come, when the church finds its brotherly love, when the church finds its holy decency, when the church finds its place in Christ, it'll call to the other members of the body, "Come and rejoice with us." God wants the church to love Him.”
I told my experience under the inspiration of this message, First Phase-Brotherly Love-Brotherly Kindness-6/9/74, and 6/29/74 And of Some Have Compassion”, Second Phase-Holy Decency, Seven Thunder Inspiration. And then the promise of the Third Phase-Place In Christ-Adoption Time.
Just recently in our Penn Harris Meetings of 2006, at our first service on 6/27/06 I prophesied under inspiration that we are changing from the glory of the second phase to the glory of the third phase. The promise of Revelation 22:17 is becoming a reality to that Bride as spoken by Malachi 4.
REV 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
God Richly Bless You is My Prayer
Brother Joseph Coleman