Have the Seven Thunders Been Revealed Yet?

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Have the Seven Thunders Been Revealed Yet and If So What Are They?

Revelation 10:1-4  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:  2  And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,  3  And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.  4  And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

The revelation of the seven thunders was not even written in the Bible. It is a hidden secret. At the same time, it cannot be outside of the Bible because you cannot add to or take away from it. As we have shown in previous articles the seven thunders are a part of the Seventh Seal. There are those that state the seven thunders are not yet revealed. Even though the seventh angel of Revelation 10:7 has given forth his message and “the mystery of God is finished” these preachers are proclaiming that the seven thunders are a future event. Some leave it open and say they do not know what it is and others state that the seven thunders are actually seven men that will be anointed to bring a short quick work of rapturing revelation to the Bride. Both of these viewpoints miss the plain order of the Scriptures and what Brother Branham told us about them. 

In the above Scriptures, we read the order of events with Revelation 10. First, the Mighty Angel descends from heaven with an open book. This shows that just prior to this time the seven seals were taken from the book of redemption. Once that seventh seal is broken the Mighty Angel comes down with that open book and he begins to scream out a message. A Might Angel speaks of a Mighty Messenger that came down from heaven to reveal a message. As soon as he opens his mouth to explain everything seven thunders utter their voices. It is the seven thunders that actually reveal to John the mysteries that are contained in the book sealed with seven seals. John starts to write, is forbidden to do so and is told to seal it up. Just as Daniel was informed the book was sealed in his day, John was informed that in his day the book was still sealed. It had not as yet been opened. Therefore, for they are mistaken who proclaim that the seven seals were broken in 96 AD when John witnessed the event by vision. It was still sealed in John’s day. Daniel 12 holds the key to that and shows us that it is only at the time of the end that it will be opened and then revealed. 

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First, the Lamb opens the book and then the Mighty Angel descends with that open book to reveal it. When that Mighty Angel comes down he begins to cry out and seven thunders utter their voices. It is in Revelation 10:7 that we find that the seventh angel (angel means messenger and can literally be understood as a pastor) finishes the mystery of God that was sealed to Daniel and John. 

Here is the clear Bible order of events. 

  1. The Lamb opens the seven-sealed book in 1963
  2. The Mighty Angel descends with an open book and cries out
  3. Seven Thunders utter their voices revealing the mystery hidden in the open book
  4. John hears it and is forbidden to write, it is sealed until the time of the end
  5. it is in the days of the voice of the seventh messenger that the mystery of God is completed
  6. that book is then given to John, who stands as a type of the true church, and he is to eat it and prophesy again to the nations

The thunders do not come after the seventh angel. They come before and are the means of revealing the hidden mystery of God. Let’s look at what Brother Branham writes in the Seven Church Ages book. 

Now this messenger of Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Malachi 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the seven seals. It will be these Divinely revealed “mystery-truths” that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers. Exactly so.

-An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages (7 AGES Ch 9 – The Laodicean Church Age), Rev. William Marrion Branham

It is crystal clear that Brother Branham’s ministry revealed the mystery of the seven thunders in Revelation 10, which are the revelations contained in the seven seals. It doesn’t say that the mysteries are partially revealed, or that only six seals are revealed. It says all seven seals. It is these mystery-truth that turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers. So, if the Seven Thunders mysteries are not revealed then the Bride is not turned back to the Apostolic Fathers’ faith.

395. Have the seven thunders which equals seven mysteries already been revealed? Were they revealed in the seven Seals, but are yet—but are yet not known to us as the thunders yet? No, they were revealed in the seven Seals; that’s what the thunders was about. They was to reveal… The seven thunders that had uttered their voices and no one could make out what it was… John knew what it was, but he was forbidden to write it. He said, “But the seventh angel, in the days of his sounding, the seven mysteries of the seven thunders would be revealed.” And the seventh angel is a messenger of the seventh church age. See?
64-0830E – Questions And Answers #4
Rev. William Marrion Branham

It cannot get much clearer than that, “in the days of his sounding, the seven mysteries of the seven thunders would be revealed.” It’s already revealed. So, then what specifically are the seven thunders?

Above we see two things; first, the seven thunders are the revelations contained in the seven seals. Second, we see that there are seven mysteries OF the seven thunders. Let’s look further into how Brother Branham explains the seven thunders.

And Those, blasting, the other morning, that shook me plumb till I raised up in the air, as high as this building, that constellation of Angels, seven Angels in the form of a pyramid. Is that them Thunders that’s coming forth? Could it be?
62-1230E – Is This The Sign Of The End, Sir?
Rev. William Marrion Branham

Since this is preached in December 1962 we can say that he is speaking of the seven angels that are to meet him and saying “could that be the thunders that are coming forth?”

Is that really them Seven Thunders, fixing to utter out something, that the little group that is gathered together will receive a Rapturing Faith, to go in the Rapture when He comes?
62-1230E – Is This The Sign Of The End, Sir?
Rev. William Marrion Branham

He is referring to the seven angels meeting him out in Arizona in the future and says “Is that the seven thunders?” What about after meeting the seven angels? How does he refer to them? 

We’re—we’re in teaching, and you can realize what a great strain it is on me (See?), because if I teach anything wrong, I’m going to have to answer for it. See? And so I must not take what anyone says; I must—it must be inspired. And I believe that the Seven Angels who’s holds these seven thunders will grant it.
63-0317M – God Hiding Himself In Simplicity, Then Revealing Himself In The Same
Rev. William Marrion Branham

He is bringing up that he will be going into the Seven Seals now and if he is going to speak about them then it must be inspired and therefore “the seven angels who hold these seven thunders will grant it.” Taking the whole picture we can see that the seven angels are the seven thunders who utter their voices and are the ones who communicate the revelation to the seventh messenger. Those seven thunders reveal the seven mysteries contained in the seven seals.

Some people say, serpent’s seed, Godhead, etc. are contained in the seven thunders mysteries and Brother Branham was preaching those things years beforehand. However, I want you to notice that he says that these mysteries were probed at and now this book has become a new book to me. He entered into his ministry as a prophet to reveal these mysteries in 1963 and it is at that time that all these things that were probed at becoming crystal clear. 

I just referred to you last night two or three times, Revelations 10:1-7 (See?): “And in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel’s message, the mystery of God would be revealed and finished.” And there’s only one thing left when this Seven-sealed Book is open, then the entire mystery of God, why, we probed at through years, and according to the Scripture then when there was no way to understand it until this day, because it’s been hid. We’ve seen the symbol, what it was symbolized by, but it could not be correctly revealed until the last day. See? Now, then we must be there at the—at the end time.
63-0319 – The Second Seal
Rev. William Marrion Branham

Now, it’s hard to say this. It’s—it’s very hard, because speaking to people who feel the same way I do, and the way I have been for many years. But since the opening of those Seven Seals, of them Angels just behind the mountain yonder, This has become a new Book. It’s the things that’s been hid, is being revealed as God promised in Revelation 10, He would do it. And we are the privileged people that God has chosen, of the earth, that we might see and understand these things; which is not some mythical, fleshly mind of a person trying to make it up. It’s the Word of God made manifest, proven, that It’s right.
65-0911 – God’s Power To Transform
Rev. William Marrion Branham

Another point that is often made is the people that say the Mighty Angel came down in 1963 are wrong because it is obvious that the pillar of fire was with Brother Branham since he was a small boy, in 1933 at the Ohio River, etc. So, the Mighty Angel obviously came down before 1963. I certainly agree that the Son of Man ministry was in effect prior to 1963 and that Brother Branham told us even in 1958 that his ministry was to “declare Him, that He is here.” However, it is a fact that the seven seals were not opened in 1933 or 1958. They were opened in 1963, therefore, the Mighty Angel descended at that time with an open book. This does not mean that the pillar of fire was not with the prophet, that Christ was not here before that, but in 1963 he came down with an open book. If the book was not opened in 1933 then he could not have descended with an open book in 1933. Therefore, this descent with an open book is a unique event connected to the finishing of the mystery of God. Just as the pillar of fire was with Moses even in the land of Egypt, but he descended upon the mount in a unique way in the giving of the Law. 

Exodus 19:9  And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.

God says that he is going to come unto Moses in a unique way. Not in the pillar of cloud or pillar of fire, but in a thick cloud. This was unique because he was about to give them the Ten Commandments written in stone by the finger of God. God was there present with Moses and yet he as telling Moses that he would come to him in a different way. 

This is exactly how the Lord came down with Brother Branham. Certainly, the pillar of fire was with him, but now Christ was going to come down in the form of the Mighty Angel, the white-wigged cloud, which was accompanied by the seven angels thundering forth a message to Brother Branham. 

In conclusion, it is very clear that the seven thunders mystery has been revealed in the days of the voice of the seventh messenger in order to finish the mystery of God. The book of redemption was claimed by our Lord Jesus Christ and he has sent and revealed it through his messenger in order to prepare a Bride for the rapture and wedding supper.

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Jason DeMars

Brother Jason DeMars, is an author, preacher and a missionary that plants churches in the Middle East. He travels extensively to the Middle East, but resides full time in Crystal, Minnesota where he lives with his with Amy and two daughters, Avery and Mina.
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