Preparation #52 The Lamb of God

November 21, 1999

Brian Kocourek

 

PREPARATION 53-1111 E-93 Brother, I feel good. I just got to quit. I was just getting warm now, so I believe I could preach a little while right now, just getting straightened out now. I'd like to get you over in Revelations, the Lamb coming. But I'll do that some other time. God bless you. The time gets away so quick.

 

This morning I would like to examine this one thought that brother Branham did not quite get into, and that is the Lamb of God as seen in the Book of Revelations. Now, the 1st time we see any mention of the Lamb in the book of Revelations is in the 5th chapter when the seals are broke. But in order to understand the scene that is taking place in chapter 5, we must first go Chapter 3 and verse 20 and read up through chapter 5. Let's open our Bibles and go to the 3rd chapter and read now through the 5th to examine this scene and understand when it is to take place.

 

Revelations 3:20-22 I want you to notice that this scene is taking place here on earth. It is the end-time, Christ has been rejected and He's on the outside of the church knocking.

 

JEHOVAH JIREH 1 64-0402 E-64 He's here now. He's... We're here, a few days ago, celebrating the resurrection of Him, that God raised him up; we testified; we sing it; And He might appear and do something that He did, just like He did before His resurrection; we call it a fortuneteller, a devil, a Beelzebub, shut it out from the church. What do we do that for? Has to fulfill the Scripture, that in the Laodicean age, the Word, which was Christ, was put on the outside, knocking at the door trying to get some cooperation from somewhere, come in and make Hisself known.

 

Now, notice then, we see chapter 3 end with Christ rejected and put out of the church. Now we go to Revelations and continue to read in the 4th chapter.

 

Revelations 4: 1-5 Now what are these sev3en spirits of God, certainly God is One, not seven. Now, remember the word of means what? Out from! So these are seven spirits which had their source in God. Coming forth from God. To do what? To minister.

 

Revelations 5: 6 (read) We see that these 7 spirits are the eyes of the lamb. Now this should have some significance. Because you see with your eyes. The eyes take in what is happening around you and sends a message back to the brain, which is the center of the intelligence. Therefore, these 7 spirits are the channel in which God uses during a certain period of time to bring feedback to the lamb. Now, let's go back to chapter 4 and continue.

 

BREACH.THE 63-0317E {287} And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes... (We just explained it.)... which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth to all the earth. (See, Seven Church Ages, the seven messengers that kept that fire burning. See?

 

Revelations 4: 6 - (read) REV CHAP 4, PT.3 "THRONE OF MERCY" 61-0108 155 All right, the 6th verse now if we get into it, "Seven lamps." And before the throne... was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and around about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. Oh, my. Look at this. "Beasts full of eyes, full of eyes before and be..." Now, wait. All...... before the throne... was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne were four... and around the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. Now, the "sea of glass." You that's going to... I'm... This ain't very much of a symbol here, but I want to erase this for a minute. Now, now, we want to study here just a little bit. The sea of glass is symbolized in the old temple, for Moses was commanded of God to build the temple on earth like he saw it in the heavens. Everyone knows that. All right. And let me just draw a little bit here now. Say, here was the ark in the Old Testament. All right, the next thing, that was called holiest of holies. And the next place here was the altar, which was called holy place. And right before here was the sea of brass, it's called. In other words, it was a place where the sacrifices--sacrifices was washed--was washed here before they was received on the altar, at the brass altar, or the brazen altar where the sacrifice was burned.

159 Now, we want to watch this now where the--where it was. And now--now, in--this sea of glass was before the throne and before the holy place. Just... Now remember, the seven golden candlesticks set here like this, and come in a laver. See? Now, that's the one reflects the light from the holy place out to here. Now, if you... You don't have to write this down 'less you just want to, but that's... I got something else here I drawed out myself, that I wanted to get to you on. But now (You see?), this was called the sea of brass; it wasn't quite that big; it was set over more or less positionally in the temple. It was set along about like this here, was the sea of brass; it was a laver made out of brass where they washed the sacrifices. Before the sacrifices was burnt or accepted, they had to be washed. Oh, wouldn't that make a sermon right now. Oh, my. Wouldn't that--wouldn't that just... It just strikes me: "washed." Before any sacrifice is received to God, it's first got to be washed. How? Not emotionally, but washed by the Word. Now, we could go back and get where this Jewish rabbi... When I was preaching on that sermon of the waters of separation, the red heifer, waters that kept up, that they were made a waters of separation... And before we can ever come to God with true faith, we first got to come by the waters of separation. Yes, sir. You've got to come by what? The Word. Oh, let me just see if I can talk this so that you'll, every one, will get it. Now, put on your spiritual thinking. Take off the war bonnet and put on your spiritual thinking now, 'cause here comes something. "Washed before it can be received at the altar," must first be washed by the waters of separation.

162 Now, turn with me right quick to Ephesians 5, just hold your place and go back just a few pages back to Ephesians the 5th chapter and the 26th verse. That he might sanctify and cleanse it... (The church, he's speaking of.) Listen, here it is. Get it now. That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of the water by the... [Congregation says, "Word."--Ed.] (Hm.)

168 Then every worshipper that ever gains access into this has to come by the Word.

 

Revelations 4: 6-9 (read) QA HEBREWS PART 3 57-1006 320-683 Now, these four beasts of Revelations, if you notice them, every place... (You Bible readers, and which the man is going to listen to this tape recording...) Those four beasts, they had four faces: one had a face like a man; the other one had a face like an ox; and the other face was like an eagle; and the other face was like a lion. And they never went backwards; they couldn't go backwards. How many remembers the old book of Revelations when they taught it years ago, when I took about two years here on the Book of Revelation? A lot of the oldtimers do. Look, they could not go backwards, because every way they went they were going forward. If they went this a-way, they was going like a man; if they went this a-way, they was going like a lion; went this a-way, they was going like an eagle; if they went this a-way, they was going like an ox. See, they couldn't go backwards; they were going forward all the time.

320-686 Now, those four beasts... Now, to quickly get this, 'cause I don't want to stay too long on this. But the four beasts... The "beast," in Bible represents "power." And you notice these beasts were not out yonder in the lake or in the sea somewhere coming up, but they were at the throne of God, and they were worshipping God. Those "four beasts" means "four powers" that come up out of the earth, and those four powers was the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; one don't contradict the other one. And one of them, the... As the Gospel goes forth as a lion, it's stern, it's bold; the Gospel is brave like a lion, and it's a king like a lion. If it goes towards a man's face, it's cunning and shrewd like a man. If it goes the eagle, it's got the swift wings and the high heights. It... See what I mean? If it goes like the ox, it's the work horse that can pull, the work ox that pull the--the--the burden of the Gospel. The four beasts was the four powers, which were Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the four Gospels that ring out in the Presence of God. That was...

321-688 If you noticed, they had eyes in front and in the back. They--they... Everywhere it went, it reflected. They seen everywhere they were going. And that's the power of the Gospels as it goes out; it can... It's got the shrewdness of a man; it's got the swiftness of an eagle; it's got the--the--the--the power, the pulling power, the burden-bearer like an ox; it's got the--the sternness and the boldness of a lion. See, it's the four Gospels, which are the four powers of the Revelations the 4th chapter. All right, now the next...

 

FIFTH SEAL THE 63-0322 344-3 {75} the four beasts represented as the--the twelve tribes of Israel, as it watched, and finding their natures and taken that same nature and bringing it to each one of those four Gospels, exactly, was exactly the same. One talked to the lion, the other one to the--the ox, and the other--the four Gospels. There it is. The four Gospels is the protection of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Revelations 4: 10-11 (read)

 

Revelations Chapter 4, Part 2. "24 ELDERS" 61-0101 292-3 What does a elder mean? If you take the word "elder"; it means "the head of a city or the head of a tribe." An elder, "the head of something." Like Brother Neville right now is an elder to this church. What is he? He's the head of this local body. Now, how many was they? Twenty and four, twenty-four elders. Is that right? Now... Oh, my. Who was it? The twelve apostles and the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve patriarchs.

 

MATTHEW 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

 

LUKE 22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye [shall] not [be] so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. 27 For whether [is] greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? [is] not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. 28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. 29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; 30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

 

Revelations 5: 1-6 (READ) notice this Lamb comes forth from among the throne, not on it yet. But from the midst or presence of the throne coming forth from the midst of the four Gospels. Now, let's see what He does.

 

Revelations 5: 7 (read) Notice there is One Who is On the throne, but the Lamb is not yet on this throne. But He (the Lamb) takes this book which is not open, from the hand of this One Who is on the Throne. That One is God Himself. The Lamb, which is Jesus the Son of God takes the sealed book out of the hand of the Father, God and opens it.

 

JOHN 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. And of course every Christian knows that Jesus is the Lamb of God which was slain before the world even began according to Revelations chapter 13, for Jesus said "for this purpose came I into the world."

 

Revelations 5: 8-13 (read) Now notice that all that were there in this triumphant hour knew that there was One on the Throne and that He was a different One than the Lamb Who stood before the throne.

 

SOULS.IN.PRISON.NOW_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-22 SUNDAY_ 63-1110M

25-1 John looked around, and there was no man in heaven, no man on earth, nobody, no Angel, nothing could take the Book or to loose the Seals or to even to look on It. No man was worthy. John said he wept bitterly. Then an Angel came to him, said, "Weep not, John, for the Lion of the Tribe of Judah has prevailed, and He's worthy."

And John looked to see a Lamb--or see a Lion, and what did he find? A Lamb, and it was a bloody Lamb, a Lamb that had been slain. How long? Since the foundation of the world. The Lamb came forth, walked up to Him that had the Book in His right hand, and received the Book, climbed upon the throne and set down. That's it. It was over. When? When the seals was revealed. When the last one that was... Everything that He had redeemed, there was nothing... He come to redeem. Said, "Why didn't He redeem them forty years ago, two thousand years ago?" See?

 

SOULS.IN.PRISON.NOW_ JEFF.IN V-2 N-22 SUNDAY_ 63-1110M 25-3 Their names were on the Book of Life, in that Book. And He had to stand here, because it was God's purpose to redeem them. Their names were put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world. The Lamb was put there with it to be slain. Here come the Lamb that was slain, come back to make intercessions. Watch Him. There'll be a lot of impersonations, a lot of everything else, but there was really somebody was going to be saved, for he--the church was predestinated to...?... Without spot or wrinkle, she's going to be there; and the Lamb died for that purpose. And then when the last name on that Book was redeemed, the Lamb came forth and took the Book. "I'm the one that did it."

25-5 The Angels, the cherubims, the four and twenty elders, the beasts, everything, uncrowned themselves, and fell down before the throne and said, "Worthy art Thou." John said, "Everything in heaven and earth heard me hollering, 'Amen'," screaming, hallelujahs, praises to God. The scream went up. Why? Their names was in that Book to be revealed, and the Lamb had revealed it. The Lamb had redeemed it, but He could not come forth until every name was revealed, and that was taken place under the Sixth Seal, before the Seventh broke. Then the...?... Then the Lamb came for what He'd redeemed. He come to claim what He had redeemed.

 

 

 

REV CHAP 5 PART 2 61-0618 129 The 6th verse, well, part of the 5th, the elder in the 5th verse was right when he said, "Behold, a Lamb." But when he looked around, he saw a Lion. It was a Lion instead of a Lamb. But then what was it? His mediator work was done, mediatorial. He was quit being the Mediator at the end of the church age to become the Lion of the tribe of Judah; His mediator work was done. And He was to become a Lion, which was the Judge. Now, and He took... when He took the Book out of the hand... Now, remember, when a man went to redeem (Don't forget it, now.), when a man went to redeem, he took men with him and went to the city gate, being the elders, and there he--he--he announced his purpose of being there. That's what he did. He went to the gate, said, "I'm here for to claim myself as a kinsman redeemer and to this inheritance, and I'm here making myself known before these elders of the city." See?

 

Revelations 5: 14 => 6: 1 (READ) Now we see Him open the seals. Now, we don't have time to go into this, this morning, but when the 6th seal was opened we see the beginning of the earth pains and the woes which have come upon the earth, and beginning of the judgments upon the earth. And during this time the 7th seal is opened sealing in the Elect keeping them from the judgments. And in chapter 8 we see after the seventh seal is opened then begin the plagues and the last 7 vials which represent the wrath of God are poured out on the earth.

 

Revelations 10: 1-7 (read) Now who is this One that comes down? To understand how there is Two, and each one having His own throne, let's look to the scripture again. In Revelations 5: 6 -7 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. So then what happened? What happened to this book that is now opened?

 

In REVELATIONS 10: 1 -3 & 7 " And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a Cloud: and a rainbow was upon His head, and His face was as it were the sun, and His feet as Pillars of Fire: 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. And He cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when He had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. ... but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets." The first things I wish to point out here is that the mystery of God will be finished when this scene unfolds. In other words, until this scene happens God and Godhead will continue to be a mystery. But, when this happens, then the mystery is done away. Secondly, this scene begins with a descent of this Mighty angel who brother Branham called the angel of the Covenant, none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. From The Breach pg. 74 he says, " And when the seals are broken, ( Rev 5) and the mystery is revealed, down comes the Angel, the Messenger, Christ, setting His foot upon land and upon sea with a rainbow over His Head. Now, remember, this Seventh Angel is on earth at the time of this coming."

 

Thirdly, you will notice He comes clothed with a cloud and a rainbow over His head. In Life magazine we have a picture of this Cloud which formed His Wig which is part of His clothing and if you hold the picture up to the light, you will see a rainbow over His head because there is a photo of a rainbow on the reverse side of the page and by light we can see the revelation ( rainbow). A wig is an ornament for the head pointing to or bringing the attraction to the head. It also represents a Judge, being a white wig. We see also that His face was so brilliant it shown forth as the very Sun itself. And His feet as the Pillar of Fire. Fourth, He came down with an open book. And then He cried with a loud voice as when a lion roareth. And Fifth, we find this happening at the time when the seventh angel is here on earth. Now let's just examine these five points.

 

The scene begins by a descent. So Who came down if Jesus took the book and then sat down. Brother Branham said from, THE FIRST SEAL 63-0318, "Notice now, the Holy Spirit and the revelation and Christ is: the Holy Spirit is Christ in another form. That's right. Notice, it is a Lamb that opened the Book, and the Lamb is Christ; and Christ is not seen anymore from then, but He is seen in the Book of Revelation, the 19th chapter, coming on a white horse Now keep this in mind because brother Branham said, that the lamb is not seen again until Revelations 19. Again we find in pg. 25 of SOULS IN PRISON He said, "And John looked to see a Lion, and what did he find?--a Lamb, and it was a bloody Lamb. A Lamb that had been slain. How long?--since the foundation of the world. The Lamb came forth, walked up to Him that had the Book in His right hand, and received the Book. Climbed upon the Throne and sat down. That's it. It was over. When?--when the seals was revealed. And again in, pp. 34 WHO DO YOU SAY THIS IS? "John, looking to see a--a lion, he saw a Lamb that had been slain, a--a bloody Lamb come forth and took the Book, climbed upon a Throne and set down. "

 

So we see here that the Lamb took the book in Chapter 5 ( He opened the book and then He went and climbed up and sat down on the Fathers Throne. Now, remember, If we do not see the Lamb which is the body from chapter 5 until 19, because He is on the throne, then Who came down in Revelations chapter 10? I believe it is the same one we see in 1 THESSALONIANS 4: 15 - 18 which tells us that the Lord Himself shall descend with a shout of which brother Branham said, "the shout is a Message going forth". So which Lord came down? "The Lord said unto My Lord." So then, which one came down? Which one are we speaking of Here? The Father or the Son? Our answer is in verse 14. 1 Thessalonians 4: 14 Even so they which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. Now, is this telling us God brings with Jesus or is it saying God brings with Himself.?

 

Remember, in Revelations chapter 10 we are told that when this mighty Angel which brother Branham called Christ in the form of the Holy Spirit comes down, notice He comes with a loud voice which is a shout. And this Loud voice sounds like a lion. We find over in the Book of Amos that this is the voice of God Himself. Amos 3: 7 - 8 " Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret ( Mystery) unto His servants the prophets. The Lion hath roared, who will not fear? The Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophecy" So we see the scripture tell us that it is the Voice of God that comes forth in the shout with a loud voice. And this loud voice sounds like the roar of a lion, bringing fear to all who hear it and yet it is also a prophetic voice as stated here in the book of Amos. So by now we must understand that it is God Himself and not the Son of God who comes at this time to Reveal the Mystery of Himself. That is where so many have fallen short in this Message. They do not know who has come down. And that is because they do not understand Godhead. You ask them who came down, and they will tell you the Lamb. But the Lamb is on the throne until He is again seen in Revelations chapter 19. So who came down? You will find the answer in Ephesians chapter one as well. It is The Father of Glory.

 

REVELATION 21:1

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

 

REVELATION 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

 

REVELATION 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation [was] jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.

 

Revelations 21:10-27 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred [and] forty [and] four cubits, [according to] the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones. The 1st foundation [was] jasper; the 2nd sapphire; the 3rd, a chalcedony; the 4th an emerald; The 5th sardonyx; the 6th sardius; the 7th chrysolite; the 8th beryl; the 9th a topaz; the 10th a chrysoprasus; the 11th a jacinth; the 12th an amethyst. And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

 

The Twelve stones in the Breastplate of Judgment

Exodus 28:17-30 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, [even] four rows of stones: [the first] row [shall be] a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: [this shall be] the first row. And the second row [shall be] an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings. And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes. And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold. And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. And thou shalt put the two wreathen [chains] of gold in the two rings [which are] on the ends of the breastplate. And [the other] two ends of the two wreathen [chains] thou shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put [them] on the shoulderpieces of the ephod before it. And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border thereof, which [is] in the side of the ephod inward. And two [other] rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the [other] coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod. And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that [it] may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy [place], for a memorial before the LORD continually. And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.

 

Isaiah 14:12-17 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?

 

EZEKIEL.28:12-19 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone [was] thy covering (embellishment), the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets (tamborine) and of thy pipes ( a jewelers term for a socket or cavity) was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never [shalt] thou [be] any more.

 

Breast Plate And Urim (Lights) Thummim (perfection or integrity)

1

Sardius,

Topaz

Carbuncle

2

Emerald

Sapphire

Diamond

3

Ligure

Agate

Amethyst

4

Beryl

Onyx

Jasper

 

The covering of Lucifer

1

Sardius, translucent red-brown

Topaz colorless quartz

Diamond hardest: rainbow stone 7 colors

4

Beryl

Onyx

Jasper,

2

Sapphire blue, clear, hard

Emerald

Carbuncle a deep red garnet

 

sard ( srd) n. 1. A clear or translucent, deep orange-red to brownish-red variety of chalcedony. Also Called sardius . [Middle English sarde from Old French from Latin sarda perhaps from Sards Sardis, an ancient city of western Asia Minor]

 

topaz ( tpz) n. 1. a. A colorless, blue, yellow, brown, or pink aluminum silicate mineral, often found in association with granitic rocks and valued as a gemstone, especially in the brown and pink varieties. b. Any of various yellow gemstones, especially a yellow variety of sapphire or corundum. 2. A light yellow variety of quartz.

 

diamond ( d-mnd, d mnd) n. 1. An extremely hard, highly refractive crystalline form of carbon that is usually colorless and is used as a gemstone and in abrasives, cutting tools, and other applications. 2. A figure with four equal sides forming two inner obtuse angles and two inner acute angles; a rhombus or lozenge.

 

Beryl ( brl) n. 1. A transparent to translucent glassy mineral, essentially aluminum beryllium silicate, Be 3 Al 2 Si 6 O 18 , occurring in hexagonal prisms and constituting the chief source of beryllium. Transparent varieties in white, green, blue, yellow, or pink are valued as gems. [Middle English from Old French from Latin bryllus from Greek brullos from brullion from Prakrit veruliya from Pali veuriya perhaps akin to Tamil veiruor viar to whiten, become pale] ber ylline ( --ln, -l n) adj.

 

onyx ( nks) n. 1. A chalcedony that occurs in bands of different colors and is used as a gemstone, especially in cameos and intaglios. [Middle English onix from Old French from Latin onyx from Greek onux nail, onyx; See nogh- in Indo-European Roots.]

 

jasper ( jspr) n. 1. An opaque cryptocrystalline variety of quartz that may be red, yellow, or brown. [Middle English jaspre from Anglo-Norman from Latin iaspis iaspid-from Greek iaspis from Persian yam from Arabic yab from Hebrew yp from Akkadian ap]

 

sapphire ( sfr) n. 1. A clear, hard variety of corundum used as a gemstone that is usually blue but may be any color except red. 2. A corundum gem. 3. Color The blue color of a gem sapphire. adj. 1. Made of or resembling a gem sapphire. 2. Color Having the color of a blue sapphire.

 

emerald ( mr-ld, mrld) n. 1. A brilliant green to grass-green transparent variety of beryl, used as a gemstone. 2. Color A strong yellowish green. adj. Color 1. Of a strong yellowish green.

 

carbuncle ( krbngkl) n. 1. A painful localized bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that usually has several openings through which pus is discharged. 2. a. A deep-red garnet, unfaceted and convex. b. Obsolete A red precious stone.

 

Third Row that was left off of Lucifer's breastplate. Notice the third row. Three is perfection, and is also the number of God.

 

The 7th Stone) ligure ( lgyr) n. 1. A precious stone of ancient Israel. legure or leshem. In Hebrew it is a word that is foreign to Hebrew and was picked up by Moses and used in the language. In our modern translation we would call it Jacinth or Zircon Theophrastus, a writer around 372 to 287 BC describes this as a stone for engraving seals: and has an attractive power like amber. ( It has been used as the point of seal engravers and is difficult to polish) The jacinth being amber in color and its color of amber, as Thephrastus pointed out has an attractive power like amber. It has the electric attractiveness of amber. It was often used for seals.

 

The 8th Stone) Agate agate ( gt) n. 1. A fine-grained, fibrous variety of chalcedony with colored bands or irregular clouding. = shbuw or Shebo, Again the Hebrew word is shebho which is a foreign word to the Hebrew language which was adopted into the language by Moses. It is a variety of chalcedony. It is a beautiful stone with bands of color running through it. There are many legends that surround the agate because it was among the first stones to be considered precious among man. According to legend the agate had a quality about it which made the wearer more agreeable and persuasive and gave him favor with God. It also gave him strength and helped him to rest. The people of summeria used agates for axe heads, one of which is in the american Museum of natural history in NY city. It is a red stone with bands of white and black running through it.

 

The 9th Stone) Amethyst amethyst ( m-thst) n. 1. A purple or violet form of transparent quartz used as a gemstone. 2. A purple variety of corundum used as a gemstone. 3. Color A moderate purple to grayish reddish purple. [Middle English amatist from Old French from Latin amethystus from Greek amethustos a- not; See a-1 *methustos intoxicated( from methuskein to intoxicate) (from methuein to be drunk (from the belief that it was a remedy for drunkenness)) (from methu wine) or achlamah, the word amethystos means not drunken. It is purple in color. The historian Pliny said the Greeks called it Methystos because it resembles the grape. The legends pertaining to this stone were that those who wore it thought it quickened the intelligence of the wearer, and protect him from disease and harm because the last part of the Hebrew word Achlamah is chalam which means to be healthy and strong or restore to health.

 

Notice the first stone in the missing row has to do with the making of seals, so we can say it has to do with the seals, and the second stone missing has to do with the Mercy of God and it's main attribute is rest, or relaxation. Now, consider that the first has to do with the seals and the second has to do with relaxation, and now the third stone missing from the third row has to do with the grape which stands for the stimulation of revelation.

 

Therefore we can see that Satan is void of revelation, rest and relaxation because he has rejected mercy, and therefore without revelation and without rest he has nothing to do whatsoever with the 7th seal.

The Seventh Seal 63-0324E {249} Now, why? Let us prove it. Why? It is the secret that no one knows about. John was forbidding to write about it, even, even write a symbol about it. Why? This is why there was no active in--activity in heaven; it might give away the secret. Do you see it now? If it's so great it must be included, because it's got to happen, but when the seven thunders... Now, notice, when the seven angels come forth to sound their trumpets, there was one thunder. When Israel was gathered, there was a trumpet. When time shall be no more, the last trumpet... One thunder, but here is seven straight thunders right in a row: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, that perfect number. Seven thunders in a row, uttered not... making just--just one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, straight. Then heavens couldn't write that. Heavens can't know about it, nothing else, because there's nothing to go on. It's a relaxing time. It was so great till it's kept secret from the Angels. Now, why? If Satan should get ahold of it, he might do great damage. There's one thing he don't know. Now, he can interpret anything he wants to, and impersonate any kind of a gift (I hope you're learning.), but he can't know this. It's not even written in the Word. It's a total secret. The Angels, everything shut up. If they made one move it might give something away, so they just shut up, quit harping; everything stopped. A...

{255} Seven, God's perfect number, Seven [Brother Branham knocks six times on pulpit--Ed.] just right down the row. Seven thunders uttered straight together like they're spelling out something. Notice, at that time, John started to write, and He said, "Don't write it." Jesus never spoke of it. John couldn't write it. Angels know nothing about it. What is it? It's the thing that Jesus said even the Angels of heaven didn't know nothing about it. See, see? He didn't know it Himself, said only God would know it, but He told us when we begin to see these signs coming up... (Now, you getting somewhere? All right.) Notice, we can see these signs coming up. See? If Satan could get a hold of it...

{258} If you want something to happen... Now, you'll have to take my word for this. If I'm planning on doing something, I know better than to tell anybody about it. Not that that person will tell it, but Satan will hear it. See? He can't get it in my heart there, as long as God's got it closed up with the Holy Spirit, so it's between me and God. See? He don't know nothing about it until you speak it, then he hears it. And I'll try... I'll people I'll do a certain, certain thing, and watch the devil cut off every wheel he can to get there (See?), to beat me to it. But if I can get the revelation from God and just don't say nothing about it, then it's different. Remember, Satan will try to impersonate. He will try to impersonate everything that the Church will do. He's tried to do it. We've noticed it through the antichrist; but this is one thing he cannot impersonate. There'll be no mimics to this (See?), 'cause he don't know it. There's no way for him to know it. It's the third pull. He just knows nothing about it. See? He doesn't understand it.