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William Branham claimed to have had a vision describing the need to travel west and meet with five angels. Five, according to Branham, had a significant meaning in the spiritual realm—since the English word for "grace" had five letters. So he travelled west.

But in later telling this spiritual event revolved around seven angels, not five. And according to Branham, these seven angels instructed him to return to Jeffersonville, Indiana, to receive the "revelation of the seven seals." During the meeting, Branham claimed that each of these seven angels met him in his room each day, and that he knew absolutely nothing about the sermon on the day prior. This description of seven angels (not five) continued until a magazine article describing a mysterious cloud was handed to him.

After several sermons, and now having a photograph of a cloud, Branham started to claim that he was standing directly underneath the cloud when it had drifted overhead. In fact, he claimed that he watched this cloud being formed as the seven angels broke through the earth's atmosphere directly overhead.

This event was supposed to have happened during his javelina hunt in the mountains of Arizona. And though Branham did travel west to hunt, he arrived prior to hunting season. Before the season started, Branham was asked to travel to Houston, Texas to help create support for a photographer's stepson who was in prison and had been sentenced to die. Ironically, that photographer is the same person who took the other iconic photograph used in the following of William Branham: the "halo" picture. More curious is the story behind the stepson, a homosexual transvestite living with a prostitute who engaged in a three-party orgy which resulted in the sodomy and death of a real estate agent in his office.

Branham preached a sermon entitled "An Absolute" in Houston, describing his upcoming hunting trip and pleading for the audience to sign a petition for a Governor's pardon of the two murderers. According to Branham, the hunting trip was upcoming, and his agenda was to return to Arizona to hunt javelina hogs until it was time to return home to Jeffersonville for an upcoming meeting.

There's just one problem: This Houston sermon was given on March 4, 1963, and the cloud had already passed through Arizona on February 28, 1963!

The cloud was formed at Vandenberg Air Force Base. According to research, the most likely cause of the formation was due to a T.H.O.R. missile detonation — which commonly produced clouds similar to the one displayed in the Life magazine. It floated from west to east over 320 kilometers north of Branham's hunting location, and was sighted several times along the northern part of Arizona in the evening of February 28, 1963. Vandenberg AFB later announced that they had been secretly conducting missile tests for an extended period of time.

The location does not match — Branham was out of state. The timing does not match; Branham claimed to have seen the cloud in the morning instead of in the evening. And the hunting season that year did not begin until March 1st, creating an impossible situation.

James McDonald carried out research to testify in the United States Senate on behalf of Unidentified Flying Object researchers in the United States. His investigation is key to the identification of the origin of the cloud, and because this situation proved to have been caused by humans instead of Martians, McDonald abandoned research on the mysterious cloud in Arizona.

With his abandoning study, followers of William Branham use the lack of investigation as proof of the unknown. Not knowing that McDonald was on his way to becoming an outcast in his peer group, they assume McDonald was a top scientist whose only purpose was to study this cloud. Sadly, McDonald was unable to prove the existence of little green men, and ultimately committed suicide after humiliating himself in the United States Senate chambers.



Simplified Timeline
Interactive timeline of events
Vandenberg AFB Launch Dates
Examination of the Cloud with Hoffman's Painting

William Branham and James McDonald
A Logical Refutation of Branham's Message
Information On The Transvestite Murder On Death Row

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Branham's statements about going to Houston first:

Brother Fred Sothmann, I know he's here. And I'm pretty sure Brother Norman is here. We was up... I had to go to Houston about getting that little boy saved from the electric chair. And then I went back and I went hunting up there with the brethren. And that morning, I was standing there picking cockleburs, or--or what they call goatheads there, burrs off of my trouser leg. And the blast did just exactly the way It said it. Is that right, Brother Fred? And I--I--I must have jumped way off of the ground. And just above me was the Angels of the Lord that sent Message back, for me to come here to break these Seals. Why here, why at the tabernacle? Why didn't I do it there? Because I had made a promise to my church and to God, that any new Message would come from this tabernacle, recorded from here. And He was helping me to keep my word, to stay back here to do it. And then immediately I went back again.
Branham, 63-0623M STANDING.IN.THE.GAP

‚Äč I was going hunting with a friend, not knowing what was going to happen.

And someone called me, the one that criticized me about that picture of the Angel of the Lord, the one that took it. I had to go to Houston about his son, for he was going in the death row and was going to be killed in a few days. And he met me in there and throwed his arms around me, said, "Think, the very man that I criticized comes to save my only son!" The humane society give me what they call an oscar, or whatever you want to call it, for saving a life.

Then we went back, I went up in the mountain to hunt. There, Brother Fred and I, one morning when I walked out, and I--I had already got my javelina, and I looked and seen the place where they went. I said, "Brother Fred, go over on that mountain early in the morning now, about the break of day, and I'll get on the other one. I won't shoot at the hog, won't kill him. But if they start over this way, that herd, I'll shoot in front of them then run them back."
Branham, 65-0725E

And Raymond Hoekstra had already wrote me several times, but you know, I had planned after that meeting to go on a hunting trip with Mr. McAnally and them. And I thought, "Well, if I let them kids die and don't put my effort forth, I'll never be able to go hunting again."

So I said, "All right, I'll come." I come over to Houston , had the meeting, and course the... they never killed them, they just... they give them life. And that's what they wanted them to do, just give them life. So that's about twenty-one years, I guess, in--in Texas.

So then, and going back, I went up in the mountain and I went with Brother Fred Sothmann. He's here somewhere. Brother Fred, where you at? Right here. Brother Fred Sothmann, Brother Gene Norman; one day, the second day setting there, the Angel of the Lord came right down into the camp where we was at, and begin to tell about their children and things they were doing.
Branham, 65-1127B TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT IT BEING GOD'S WILL


Branham's accounts of the cloud and vision:

Now, I have had many things to happen in my life, but I never had anything like that. I went into a trance. I don't know the interpretation. I've never had anything like it in my life. But, before me, it seemingly that I realized that it was a vision, and I was in the vision. But I was talking to my son, Joseph. Which, he was not in the room at the time. But somehow, just as it struck me, I was talking to Joseph. And I — I looked up. And kind of in the shape of a pyramid, standing before me, was little, small birds, something like a half-inch long. They were, up at the top, on the limbs, there was now, you... say, three or four. Then, next, next limb had maybe eight or ten. And down at the bottom, had fifteen or twenty. And they were little warriors, because their feathers was beaten, and looked like they were trying to talk to me, saying something. And I was in the West, seemingly around Tucson, Arizona. And the birds were looking East. And I was listening close. Was trying to say, looked like they were trying to tell me something. And they had little feathers, was all been beat up, and things. They were pretty well battle-scarred. Then, all of a sudden, one bird begin to take the other one's place, jumping like that. And the — the little birds swiftly left, flying eastward. And when they did, from that came a larger bird, more like doves, with a pointed wings. And — and — and they come in a swarm, and swiftly, more swift than what the little birds was, flew eastward. And I still in my... the two consciences together, I knowed I was standing here, and I knowed I was somewhere else. See? And I thought, "Now, this is vision, and I must learn what this means." And no more than the second group of birds come by, I looked to the West. And looked like in the form of a pyramid, like two on each side, with one in the top, came five of the mightiest Angels I ever seen in my life. Such a terrific speed, I never seen. Their heads back, and Their pointed wings, just sailing quickly! And the power of Almighty God struck me, in such a way, till It lifted me plumb from the ground, all the way from the ground, up.

I could hear Joseph still speaking. And sound like the sound barrier breaking, that — that a great roar went off, way in the distance, to the South. And when I was lifted up... And there was such a terrific speed of the Angels! And I — I can just see Them right now, see, as — as They were coming, in that shape like that, just sweeping right into me. I'm not dreaming, now. No. I was right there, wide awake as I am now. See? But here It come. And They were so terrifically fast, till I thought, when It lifted up... I heard that explosion, like, or like a blast that went out, like a sound barrier. And when it did, I thought, "Well, this must mean that I'm fixing to be killed, see, in a blast of some sort." And — and I just... While I thought on those things, I thought, "No, it wouldn't be that. Because, if it was a blast, it would have got Joseph, too. Cause, there he is, still talking, thinking I'm there. I can hear him. It wasn't that." Now, this is all still in the vision. It wasn't... See? It was in the vision. And then, all at once, as I realized I had been... They were around me. I couldn't see Them, but I had been brought into this constellation of a pyramid of Them, inside this constellation of — of Angels, of five. And I thought, "Now, death Angel would will be one. Five would be grace." I was thinking that. I thought, "Oh! It's — It's coming with my Message. That's my second climax. They're coming to bring me the Message from the Lord." And I screamed out with all my might, as loud as I could, "O Jesus, what would You have me do?" And when I did, It just — just went away from me.
62-1223 THE.REPROACH.FOR.THE.CAUSE.OF.THE.WORD

But, it shook the earth. And when it did, I was still looking westward. And way off into Eternity, I saw a constellation of something coming. It looked like that it might have been little dots. There could have been no less than five, and not more than seven. But, They were in the shape of a pyramid, like these messengers coming. And when it did, the Power of Almighty God lifted me up to meet Them. And I can see It. It's never left me. Eight days has gone, and I can't forget it, yet. I never had anything to bother me like that has. My family will tell you. I could see those Angels, those shaped-back wings, traveling faster than sound could travel. They come from Eternity, in a split, like a twinkling of an eye. Not enough to bat your eye, just a twinkle, They were there. I didn't have time to count. I didn't have time no more than just look. Mighty Ones, great, powerful Angels, snow white; wings set, and heads. And They were, "Whew-whew!" And when it did, I was caught up into this pyramid, a constellations. And I thought, "Now, this is it." I was numbed all over. And I said, "Oh, my! This means that there will be a blast that will kill me. I'm at the end of my road now. I mustn't tell my people, when this vision leaves. I don't want them to know about it. But, the Heavenly Father has let me know now that my time is finished. And I won't tell my family, so they'll worry about me, 'Because, he's fixing to go.' And these Angels has come for me, and I'll be killed pretty soon now in some kind of an explosion." Then it came to me, while I was in this constellation, "No, that isn't it. If it would have killed you, it would have killed Joseph." And I could hear Joseph calling me. Well, then I turned again. I thought, "Lord God, what does this vision mean?" And I wondered. And then it come to me, (not a voice) just come to me. "Oh! That is the Angels of the Lord, coming to give me my new commission." And when I thought that, I raised up my hands, and I said, "O Lord Jesus, what will You have me do?" And the vision left me. For almost an hour, I couldn't feeled.
62-1230E IS.THIS.THE.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR

? Knowing nothing about it, a blast come forth, and here come seven Angels from Eternity. I said, "Lord, what would You have me do?" It wasn't told. I may have to go, first, to find out. I don't know. Might not even be that. I don't know. I'm just saying, "What if it is?" If it's Scriptural, that sounds very close to it. Don't you think so? [Congregation says, "Amen." — Ed.] Look. Then, look, the capstone was not interpreted. See? "Get west, and come back." Or, is it this, it's these seven Angels in this constellation that came to me?
62-1230E IS.THIS.THE.SIGN.OF.THE.END.SIR

Good evening, to Houston. I certainly deem this a great privilege, of being here again tonight in Houston. It's been many years since I've had the privilege of being here. And I've been setting, listening tonight to each of these speakers.
63-0304 A.ABSOLUTE

? Brother Fred Sothmann, I know he's here. And I'm pretty sure Brother Norman is here. We was up... I had to go to Houston about getting that little boy saved from the electric chair. And then I went back and I went hunting up there with the brethren. And that morning, I was standing there picking cockleburs, or — or what they call goatheads there, burrs off of my trouser leg. And the blast did just exactly the way It said it. Is that right, Brother Fred? And I — I — I must have jumped way off of the ground. And just above me was the Angels of the Lord that sent Message back, for me to come here to break these Seals. Why here, why at the tabernacle? Why didn't I do it there? Because I had made a promise to my church and to God, that any new Message would come from this tabernacle, recorded from here. And He was helping me to keep my word, to stay back here to do it. And then immediately I went back again.
63-0623M STANDING.IN.THE.GAP

? I was going hunting with a friend, not knowing what was going to happen. And someone called me, the one that criticized me about that picture of the Angel of the Lord, the one that took it. I had to go to Houston about his son, for he was going in the death row and was going to be killed in a few days. And he met me in there and throwed his arms around me, said, "Think, the very man that I criticized comes to save my only son!" The humane society give me what they call an oscar, or whatever you want to call it, for saving a life.

? Then we went back, I went up in the mountain to hunt. There, Brother Fred and I, one morning when I walked out, and I — I had already got my javelina, and I looked and seen the place where they went. I said, "Brother Fred, go over on that mountain early in the morning now, about the break of day, and I'll get on the other one. I won't shoot at the hog, won't kill him. But if they start over this way, that herd, I'll shoot in front of them then run them back."
65-0725E WHAT.IS.THE.ATTRACTION.ON.THE.MOUNTAIN

? And Raymond Hoekstra had already wrote me several times, but you know, I had planned after that meeting to go on a hunting trip with Mr. McAnally and them. And I thought, "Well, if I let them kids die and don't put my effort forth, I'll never be able to go hunting again." So I said, "All right, I'll come." I come over to Houston , had the meeting, and course the... they never killed them, they just... they give them life. And that's what they wanted them to do, just give them life. So that's about twenty-one years, I guess, in — in Texas. So then, and going back, I went up in the mountain and I went with Brother Fred Sothmann. He's here somewhere. Brother Fred, where you at? Right here. Brother Fred Sothmann, Brother Gene Norman; one day, the second day setting there, the Angel of the Lord came right down into the camp where we was at, and begin to tell about their children and things they were doing.
65-1127B TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT IT BEING GOD'S WILL

What if that was the breaking of that Seal? What if that was the Angel that sent forth there, that blasted (almost) me off of the ground, the other day, standing back there, when three witnesses are standing close. That I told you before I went, "There would be an explosion that would almost send me up." And I was caught up by seven Angels, and come eastward. The thing like to shook me from the ground. Is that right, Brother Norman, Brother Fred Sothmann, who was standing with me when it happened, above Tucson? And the — the... Setting, picking the burrs off of my clothes, exactly what the vision said. And it was south of... towards Tucson. If that's right, raise up your hand, Brother Fred, Brother Norman. There they are. Stand up on your feet, so the people can see that you were there, a witness. I never heard anything like it, in my life. And, immediately, they didn't hunt, the rest the day. I begged Fred, the next morning. He don't know this. I begged him to go out hunting, kept saying, "Do it. Do it." But He said, He told me back there, "He won't do it. You're going East, right now." And them seven Angels! The first blast, she opened.
63-0318 THE.FIRST.SEAL

Now, notice, remember the vision of the constellation? Charlie, I... Here you are. Something going on, I told you, this week that you... It's been all around you, but I wonder if you noticed it. Remember the constellation of the vision of the Angels when I left here to go to Arizona? You remember, "What Time Is It, Sirs?" Do you remember that? Notice, there was only one great burst of thunder, and seven Angels appeared. Is that right? One burst of thunder, seven Angels appeared. And I saw the Lamb when He had opened the First Seal, and I heard as it was a voice of a thunder, and one of the four beasts said, Come and see. Notice, one thunder, seven messages that's been sealed up and cannot be revealed until the last day, at this age. See what I mean? Now, have you noticed the mysterious parts of this week? That's what it is. That's what it's been. It's been, not a human being, a man; it has been the Angels of the Lord. Notice, there's witnesses of three setting in here, that a week ago (a little over a week ago) I was up way back into the mountains, nearly to Mexico, with two brethren that's setting here, picking cocklebur — or sand burrs off of my trouser leg, and a blast went off that almost, looked like, shook the mountains down. Now, that's right. I never told my brethren, but they noticed a difference. And He said to me, "Now, be ready. Go east." Here's the interpretation of that vision. See? "Now, to let you know, Brother Sothmann has not got the game that he went after." We was trying to get it for him. And He said, "Now, tonight, for a sign to you, he isn't going to do it. You must consecrate yourself at this time for the visitation of these Angels." And I felt beside myself, you remember. And I was in the west; the Angels was coming east. And as they come by, I was picked up with them (You remember that?), coming east. And Brother Fred in here tonight is a witness, and Brother Norman. As we went down, I almost persuaded that man to stay and get his game. Is that right, Brother Sothmann? Yeah, there he stands right there. I persuaded... but yet, He said, "He won't do it." I never said nothing, went on. Something setting by the side of the tent the day that... You remember, Brother Sothmann, that I, as soon as some things was being told that I put you and Brother Norman... Where's Brother Norman? Back there. Put them under oath that they wouldn't mention what was taking place. Is that right? Did I turn around and walk away from that tent, like that? Is that right? Because this is what it was, exactly what it was, and knowing that I couldn't say it till it happened to see if the people would understand it. And did you notice that one Angel, I said in there, was a strange Angel? He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. You remember that? They were in a constellation — three on a side and one on top. And the one right next to me here, counting from the left to the right, would've been the seventh Angel. He was brighter, meant more to me than the rest of them. You remember, I said he had his chest out like that, and was flying eastward. You remember like that? And I said, "It picked me up, lifted me up." Do you remember that? Here it is. The one with the Seventh Seal, the thing that I've wondered all my life. Amen. Them other Seals meant a lot to me, of course, but, oh, you don't know what this has meant.
63-0324E THE.SEVENTH.SEAL

? Now, do you see it? The Truth of God's vision, the seven Angels, bringing me from the west. They were coming from the west, coming back east, bringing here for this message tonight. Oh, my. Now, the voice of that great thunder and the mission that was brought here has been revealed that it — and proven that it was of God. Just think now. I knew not these Seals, and they been revealed this week. Did anybody think of that? Of those seven Angels, being This, being the message that was coming forth, them Angels bringing me back here for that? Remember, the seventh messenger was... The seven messengers was... The noted one to me, the seventh Angel, it seemed more to me than any. Now, see, they were standing like this (Now, we just want you to notice.), and I was standing here, and I was watching those other... See, one... First bunch of little birds, feathers all beat down. You remember them? And they all flew eastward. And the second bunch were brighter, bigger birds, looked like doves, pointed wings; they flew eastward: first pull, second pull. Then the next was Angels. And as — I was standing right there, and this explosion left, and I was looking this way, towards the west, and they come and just picked me up in there, and I went plumb out of my knowing. And the one of them coming was the one that looked so strange to me, was the one on my, be to left where I entered the constellation at, but counting from the left to the right, it would've been the seventh Angel (See?), coming across.
63-0324E THE.SEVENTH.SEAL

? And now, we are grateful to God for what He has showed us. I've been setting in the room up there for eight days, and the message that I have just got through explaining to you, many of you here will understand, and I promise that there was something going on, spiritual, all the time, that I was sure you were missing it, and here's what it is: It's the absolute a-vindication of this interpretation of the Scriptures being sent of God, because before we even went into it, and I left to go west, the Lord showed me a vision one day about ten o'clock one morning, and I come and explained it here that I had seen it, didn't know what it was; it was a constellation of seven Angels. We'll remember that. You'll get it on the tape, called, "What Time Is It, Sir?" Well now, that is exactly what you're seeing now. The seven Angels... I was in the west. You remember the little bitty messengers; they went east. The second messengers, the doves (little bit larger bird), they went east. And now, I looked... They was with me all the time. That was that first and second pull. Now, the third came from the west sweeping forward with great terrific speed, and they picked me up. That was coming back east with the mystery of these Seven Seals, just like it said in — in Junior Jackson's dream that the Lord let me interpret for him there. On the inside of that pyramid, there was white stone that wasn't written on. That's the reason I had to go west to connect with these Angel's message to come back here to reveal it to the church. You remember, I said, "The next things that happen will be here at the church." That's just exactly. Another thing, I want you to notice what taken place, And if you're listening to the tape of the "What Time Is It, Sir?" you will notice that one Angel was very notable to me. The rest of them just was — seemed ordinarily; but this Angel was a noted Angel. He was to my left in the constellation in a form of a pyramid. And you remember, it was in the pyramid where the mysterious white rock was not written on. And the Angels took me into that pyramid of themselves, the mysteries of God known only to them. And now, they with the messengers that come to interpret that pyramid or that message of the secret of these Seven Seals which lays with inside the pyramid. Now, the Angel was to my left, would really be the last, or seventh Angel, if we would count them from left to right, because he was on my left, me looking to him towards the west, him coming towards the east would be on the left side, so that would be the last angel's message: very notable. You remember how I said he had his — kind of his head back, and his great sharp wings, and how he flew right to me. Now, that is this Seventh Seal. It's still is a notable thing. And we are... We don't know what it is as yet, because it's not permitted to be broken. But now, each one of you in the meeting has noticed that what a meeting it's been. Everybody just seemed to be right on the end of their seat, and everybody standing around here at one and two o'clock in the afternoon waiting for the doors to open to get up here in the front, standing around the walls, cramped limbs, and everything. What is it? It's been the Holy Spirit sending down these messengers, and they have been revealing it to us. And then notice how it's dovetailed with the Word, exactly. And then to let you all know that this is truth, He foretold it about — about two months now, or more, before it ever happened, that when I went west, not knowing it, come back here with the interpretation as He has given it. Now, remember, in the vision, He never told me one thing in the vision when He took me up. I was scared, afraid I was going to die, be killed in an explosion. You see, they could not do it. The interpretation come just as I had need of it; that was in the room. And I gave it out just as He give it.
63-0324E THE.SEVENTH.SEAL


Now, you kids, let's just... Let's have a little word of prayer. Lord Jesus, we are grateful for this time, to know that we're assembled here, the young and old, and the middle-age. And we have assembled, this side of Eternity, once more to speak about You and about the things that pertains to everlasting Life. And these young ones setting in here tonight, some of them are graduating, some has already graduated. But I realize, Lord, something that happened just a few hours before that great shock, or great blast, had taken place in the mountain up there, north of Tucson, when the Angels of the Lord came down. I remember what was said, and — and especially about the young people. I pray Thee, Lord, to help us to understand. And may I be able to say something to these young folks, tonight, that will help them along the journey. For, Lord, we all need that help at this time.
63-0601 COME.FOLLOW.ME

? Brother Fred Sothmann, I know he's here. And I'm pretty sure Brother Norman is here. We was up... I had to go to Houston about getting that little boy saved from the electric chair. And then I went back and I went hunting up there with the brethren. And that morning, I was standing there picking cockleburs, or — or what they call goatheads there, burrs off of my trouser leg. And the blast did just exactly the way It said it. Is that right, Brother Fred? And I — I — I must have jumped way off of the ground. And just above me was the Angels of the Lord that sent Message back, for me to come here to break these Seals. Why here, why at the tabernacle? Why didn't I do it there? Because I had made a promise to my church and to God, that any new Message would come from this tabernacle, recorded from here. And He was helping me to keep my word, to stay back here to do it. And then immediately I went back again. And, now, I didn't know at the time, that they were taking pictures of that, scientists was, as the Angels lowered themselves from Heaven, to bring the Message. And you remember, I said the One on the right side of the constellation had, kind of, His chest back, and His wings. You remember me saying that, all of you? [Congregation says, "Amen." — Ed.] And how that I watched Him? He was very distinctive from the others. And I didn't know they were taking a picture of It, 'cause immediately I hurried East. But going back home to Tucson, there It was all through the papers that had been seen almost nationwide, or plumb into Mexico, and all the Western States, and I think the Courier over here. It was on the Associated Press. How many saw, "A mysterious cloud in the sky"? You see the hands. And now the Life magazine picked it up. And I have the — the article here this morning, in the Life magazine, of to show. Now here It is, the same time I was there. See the pyramid of the Cloud ? I was standing just below this. And there, see the distinctive Angel on the right-hand side? See the pointed wing of It? Just exactly what was said. And here it's in the view of Mexico and different places from where they took the picture. Now, this scientist here is trying to — to get all the information about the picture, that he can, about the people who has the picture. He is studying it. Now, he says here that it would be impossible for it to be a cloud , because moisture doesn't go over about, I'd say, about six or eight miles high, something like that. When we go overseas we usually fly nineteen thousand feet, and we're above the storms then. But this cloud , according to this article here of this scientist, is twenty-six miles high. It would be miles and miles beyond moisture. And he said, checking the area, and now, you know I... How many remembers that I told you, "It sounded like the sound breaker on a plane"? Remember? [Congregation says, "Amen." — Ed.] But there was no plane in the district. The book says so here. They've checked it. There were no one, no planes up there. And, besides, it couldn't... That fog behind a plane is nothing but broken-up air, moisture, 'cause it sucks through this unit, as a jet. As it's pulling itself, it breaks the moisture in the air. It can never get rid of it, as long as there's a jet, because it's got to... That's what it propels on, and it's the moisture scooting out from it. But here it is, miles above where there could be moisture, and no planes in the district. And It couldn't be moisture up there, and hung up there that day. It's thirty miles across it, twenty-six miles high. You see? Just as the same it was that picture there, when I told you, "The Angel of the Lord looked like a Pillar of Fire," years ago, before It was ever took; God makes science recognize that It's Truth. And here, of the prophecy that was given, God make science testify that It's the Truth. Now where do we stand? I want to keep this, for I — I may speak to a friend of mine, that's present this morning, to — to write those Seven Seals. He might want to use this for it. And so you have a copy of it, why, if you get one, hold it for reference. See? Now he is wanting to find out, but what good would it do to go to tell him that? He would laugh at it. See, he would just merely laugh. So don't cast our pearls like that. But we know, the Church knows, and God knows that it's the Truth. And then while I was praying on this subject, of wondering what would happen to me, and you know where I was at? North of Tucson, east of Flagstaff; just exactly, positionally, where I told you, months before it happened, I'd be standing. And exactly according to this paper here, and of papers and this magazine, and our own testimony, exactly where it taken place. God is perfect and cannot lie, and it will come to pass. You remember on the tape: Sirs, What Time Is It? I'll quote it over. "Remember, something is fixing to take place, major." And now It's made the whole nation testify to It. Every newspaper on the Associated Press, and one of our leading magazines, and everything else, testifying about Him, and it ain't all over, yet. But what a privileged people, a — a privileged people that's Christian, to know that in this dark hour, when there's no hopes according to sciences, and atomic bomb waiting for us. And no hopes in our organizations, ever getting together, they are consolidating with the mark of the beast. And when all of our hopes that way is gone, in our economy, of our Christian fellowship amongst the organizations. It's heading up into Catholicism, which will be a mark of the beast in the confederation of church. But, and those who love God and are looking for a reality, that the very God Who made the promise in the Bible, spreads it before our face; and makes the church, and the people, and science, and magazines, and everything, recognize that He is still God and can fill the promises. What a time!
63-0623M STANDING.IN.THE.GAP

? So I — I went over the hill this way, and cut, started, run up the hill. And I just run along, in a little, what we call, a dog trot. And all of a sudden, the whole country just rung out. I never heard such a terrific blast! Just shook, and the rocks rolled. And I felt like I — I must have jumped five feet off the ground, looked like. It just — just scared me. I thought, "Oh, my!" I thought I had gotten shot. That somebody... I had on a black hat. I thought they might have thought was a javelina running up the mountain, somebody had shot me. It went so loud, right on me, like that. Then, all at once, Something said, "Look up." There It was. Then He told me, "It's the opening of those Seven Seals. Turn home." So, here I come. I met Brother Fred and Brother Norman, about a hour later, when I found them. They were excited and talking about it. There it is. And science says that it's impossible for — for any kind of a — a mist or anything get that high, fog, vapor. See? It'll only go just... I wouldn't know. I — I... We, when we go overseas, we travel nine thousand feet. That's above the storms. That's approximately about four miles. And say, let's say, maybe it's fifteen miles till you can't get no more vapor. But this is twenty-six miles, and she hung there all day. See? They don't know what It is. But, thank the Lord, we do. Thank you, Brother Hickerson. I'll keep it on my desk in there. And when we write the book, why, then we can have it.
63-0630E IS.YOUR.LIFE.WORTHY.OF.THE.GOSPEL

Like the March 17th, the March issue of the Life magazine, you seen that circle of Light in the skies, thirty miles high, twenty-seven miles across. Why, moisture is only about nine miles high, and they can't even make up what it was. 32 And right standing beneath that, a man that is sitting right present now, was right standing there by me, when seven Angels come down from God, visibly standing right there, and told me about the end time, and these revelations and things of the Book of Revelation, the Seven Seals, and said, "Return home, and one by one will bring the Message." That, that's right. And It went right up, and begin to turn white as It went up, on up; and a blast that shook the mountains, till rocks, size of a — of a — a bucket, fell out of the mountains, like that. 33 And nothing was around. Even the newspaper said they checked to see if there was a sound breaker, or a plane, or something. There was nothing, no planes up, nor nothing. Besides, a plane breaker could not do that. 34 And then it was foretold it would be that way, six months before it happened, six months. And there It was. And the science searching it today, right there in Tucson and different places, they can't understand what was that up there. Then if you'll get the magazine and look, you can even see the shapes of Their wings is still in there as They're going up, the seven Angels. And we know that these things are correct, friends. Oh, if there ever was a time that the church ought to be in deep sincerity, it should be right now. Now! ?
63-1128M TESTIMONY

Brother Fred went out there and there was no hogs. He waved at me and I seen. I went down in a canyon, some big chasms, the sun was just coming up. I come around the other side of the hill, not thinking nothing about the prophecies. Set down, waiting, resting; I thought, "What happened to those hogs?" I picked up my... Set down like Indians do, you know, cross-legged. I looked on my overall leg, and there was a bullheader. I picked it up. And I said, "That's strange! Here I am, about forty miles northeast of Tucson. There's my little boy Joseph sitting there waiting for me." And as I started to look, I seen a herd of hogs come out about a thousand yards from me, up on a mountain, I throwed the bullheader down. I said, "I'll get them. I'll go get Brother Fred, and I'll hang up a piece of paper to let know which way to go, on this ocotillo here, and we'll get Brother Fred." And I started up the mountain, running as hard as I could on the other side. All of a sudden, I thought somebody shot me. I never heard such a blast; it shook the whole country. And, when it did, standing before me was seven Angels in a cluster. ? I met Brother Fred and them, a little after. Said, "What was it?" I said, "That was it." "What are you going to do? "Return home. For, THUS SAITH THE LORD, the seven mysteries that's been hid in the Bible all these years, these denominations and everything, God is going to open those seven mysteries to us in the Seven Seals." There was that circle coming up from the earth, like a mist forming. When It did, It went plumb up into the mountain, begin to circle on westward, from the way It come. Science found It after a while, thirty miles high and twenty-five miles across, just exactly in the circle of the pyramid.
65-0725E WHAT.IS.THE.ATTRACTION.ON.THE.MOUNTAIN

Watch what's taken place. Walking along, not just by yourself, man along with you. See a cluster of Angels come from the Heavens, shake the whole earth, just stand there. And the newspapers write it up; when it's predicted months and months beforehands would take place. There He stood there, and said, "The time is at hand, return back. Open the Seven Seals of mysteries that's been hid all through the reformations and things, bring it out." Then comes preaching Serpent's Seed, and all these things like that. And what does the clergy do? Instead of saying... "Why, Luther said this or such." They just... They'll never see it. See? But what a privilege it is for us who believe; to walk in the Presence of God, every day.

Stand there and see a whirlwind come out of the sky. It blowed a mountain half in two, standing there where we was at; cut the top of trees off and things like that. And a blast of Word come out and shook there three times, said, "Watch it go to the West Coast." Went right over there and shook down Alaska. And coming right down the West Coast now. Just exactly. Day before, I took a rock and throwed it up in the air, and said, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, 'The hour is here, judgments will start into the earth. Earthquakes and everything will be taking place. And all the West Coast will be shook and so forth.'" Look how perfect. Day by day, everything just exactly the way He said. How can we turn back, brethren? Let us keep our faith towards Him.
64-1227 WHO.DO.YOU.SAY.THIS.IS


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