I received a question from a brother overseas regarding Revelation 10:7.
The Bible revelation gradually unfolds over time. The same is the case for brother Branham. Here is the first mention of a sealed book.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel 12:4)
Daniel chapter 12 is where we find the first discussion of a sealed book. The context is that Daniel has received various revelations that are in symbolic fashion and he is unsure of their meaning. He makes the request to receive an explanation for them. Then this is the response he receives.
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. (Daniel 12:9)
So, Daniel requested to receive an understanding.
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? (Daniel 12:8)
And he was informed that he would not receive one, but that an understanding would be given at the end time. Now, an understanding of what? If you read the preceding chapters of Daniel you can understand it has to do with the world empires, redemption and the final deliverance for the kingdom of Messiah to be set up. This is indeed “the mystery of God” regarding the redemption of man. Within this mystery are many mysteries, but they all come back to the ONE MYSTERY of the SEALED BOOK.
We find this SEALED BOOK again in Revelation 5.
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? (Revelation 5:1-2)
Now we find the book is not merely sealed, but it is sealed with SEVEN SEALS. And only the Lamb is worthy to open the BOOK. The Lamb’s work pertains to redemption and this book is tied to redemption, based on Daniel 9-12. This is the BOOK OF REDEMPTION that is sealed up. What is sealed up? It was hidden from Daniel’s understanding.
Now, if this revelation came to a prophet, but was hidden, how can this revelation come to the elect again? It has to come through a prophet.
When is the SEALED BOOK to be opened? Daniel 12:9 says the time of the end. Notice the next verse in Daniel.
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. (Daniel 12:10)
It says the WISE will understand. What will they UNDERSTAND brother? They will understand when the sealed book is opened. There should be a period of time for this to go around the world and reach to the hearts of people so they can understand and be purified and made white.
Revelation 10 we see A MIGHTY ANGEL CLOTHED WITH A CLOUD, etc. In Daniel 12 we have another description.
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. (Daniel 12:7)
This is just a partial description of the man clothed in linen that appeared previously. Below is the full description.
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. (Daniel 10:5-6)
Daniel describes the man in his own words and John describes the Angel in his own words, but the description are so similar.
In Daniel 12 the man clothed in linen says it is sealed until the time of the end. Now, in Revelation 10 that same man comes down from heaven with an open book. The same one that sealed it to Daniel came down with it opened. He screams with a loud voice, obviously, seeking to communicate what is in the opened book. [As a side note: 1 Thessalonians 4:16 says “the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout (the message)] When he cries with the loud voice seven thunders utter their voices. Seven angels met bro. Branham and it was a loud thunder that took place. The seven thunders were sent to communicate what was in the open book. But when God reveals a certain thing it says he does so through his servants the prophets. So it would take a messenger sent from God with a message to reveal what was in the open book. And the revelation of the mystery of God (the sealed book of redemption) comes to give us an understanding and purify us and make us white. Now, we are carrying this same message around the world to find that last elected one.
Now, regarding Revelation 10:7, it cannot be the trumpet angel because this messenger is clearly bringing a revelation. He is not merely blowing a trumpet to make a loud sound, but he is communicating a revelation of the open book MYSTERY. Revelation 11:15 is the seventh trumpet angel. God is not repeating himself regarding the seventh trumpet angel. They have two distinct works, Revelation 10:7 says he through his voice the mystery is finished and Revelation 11:15 is telling us that the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Messiah. One is completing the revelation (giving an understanding) hidden from Daniel and the other is the actual winding up and final act of redemption.
If there are follow up questions to this let me know. I’m very pleased to continue on.