|God signifies His Truth consistently in
different media so even a fool should not err therein. He
displayed It first in the stars, erected It as the Great
Pyramid, then wrote It in paper and ink we call the Bible
(Have Not I sent Thee? 62-0124; Paradox, 64-0418B). In
our today lesson we'll speak on many things but our topic
will be the Great Pyramid at Giza.
Our text is Jeremiah 32:20, "God has set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and have made Yourself a Name, as at this day."
The Bible is the Book of Life, the Book of Redemption for Adam's race and the Title Deed to the inheritance we forfeited. It tells how God redeemed the saints in each Age, from the first couple in Eden to the 144,000 elect Israelites, and how at the White Throne Judgment we will judge the world by Christ, granting the different groups of the "saved" into eternal Life, and casting the lost into the lake of Fire.
The Bible is the story of God changing His Form from the eternal Holy Spirit alone with His thoughts to the manifestation of those thoughts in the glorified flesh of His family. It is fitting that we see this represented in the Great Pyramid. Its missing capstone represents the rejected Christ and His rejected end-time Bride who will be under pre-eminence as He was, to manifest the Sons of God. Its open coffer signifies He is risen, and the various passageways and chambers explain the story able minds of mathematicians and intellectuals have sought for centuries to understand.
The word "god" means "object of worship" and Jesus told us that to be pleasing and acceptable to God, we must worship Him in spirit and in Truth. That is, whole heartedly by revelation, having the mind that was in Christ in us. For true worship isn't singing and shouting "Hallelujah's," but having the Token Life of Christ on display all the time. Our lives are to be written epistles of the PRESENT Truth, read and known by all men. So we can only worship or serve God as we understand His Word. And He made a way.
As a result of Eve's deception and swift redemption by Adam, the human race separated themselves from God's Presence. But He made a way back through the shed blood of an innocent Kinsman as revealed in the symbolism of the Garden after the fall with four cherubim guarding the Altar in the East. Also in the heavenly Temple from which Moses patterned the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and Solomon built the Temple. These motifs are repeated throughout the Book of Revelation, in our new birth, and the three kinds of believers.
Confronted by this great cloud of witnesses we are without excuse. Job and Moses, Paul and Brother Branham, wrote how nature declares redemption by marking God's appointed times of meeting in the heavenly bodies and in her cycle of birth, death and resurrection.
Brother Branham said that if we follow Bible types we won't make a mistake as they all foreshadow the same story. God employs these symbols over and over again so that His people will recognize His Voice. When God revealed the Seven Seals to His Prophet, Brother Branham, He used the symbolism of the Pyramid and the Temple.
Picturing the Temple in our minds we see the place of the Presence or Holy of Holies in the West. East of the vail in the Sanctuary stood the Altar of Incense, to the North was the Shewbread, and on the Southern side stood the seven Lamps of Fire representing seven portions of the Spirit that anointed the seven stars or Church Age Messengers to Illumine the Message of Life to the saints of their day. Eastward and surrounding the Sanctuary the people worshipped.
Now Brother Branham's ministry was two-fold. His Message was first to restore the apostolic faith (Malachi 4:5-6), then to introduce the second Coming of the Fullness of the Word -- Christ's parousia (Acts 3:23; I Corinthians 13:19; Revelation 10:7). In the visions and dreams Brother Branham recounts in Messages like Sirs, Is This The Time, The Seven Seals, This Day This Scripture is Fulfilled, What is the Attraction on the Mountain, and And Knoweth It Not, we view the Southern side of the pyramid extending East and West with the capstone representing the Fullness of the Word.
The seven heavenly anointings make up the fullness of the Spirit when the Word of the star Messaengers is aligned in a constellation they form a conjunction or pyramid of Light from three lamps East, and three West of one central lamp on the seven-branched Golden Lampstand.
In restoring the revealed Word Brother Branham retraced the Gospel Light from the East through the Seven Church Ages to the Presence in the West. Here he met with seven portions of the Spirit shortly before their work of quickening part-Word was completed at the end of the Laodicean Church Age, and they left this earth as we read in Revelation 4:5.
He returned East from Tucson to Jeffersonville where he was inspired to preach the Seven Seals to his people as successive anointings of the Spirit came upon him in a seven-fold manner. A partial anointing of the Spirit was not sufficient to quicken the Fullness of the Word which is why the Church Age saints could only speculate on the meaning of the Seals. If you are familiar with the visions you'll understand how the mystery was within the constellation of the angels, and was the seven-fold voice of God that John was forbidden to write (Revelation 10:1-4).
In another vision, Brother Branham was interpreting writing on the sides of a pyramid mountain that represented the Church Age saints written by the washing of water by the Word, or faith. It showed him go Westward and open the top of the pyramid to reveal a white granite stone with no writing, emblematic of the Seven Thunders or unwritten Word God would declare through the mouth of His Prophet. He said, "I stood there a little bit till the Holy Spirit revealed it. I said, "The entire Bible, as much as has been revealed to men through justification, sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the baptism in Jesus' Name, and all these things has been revealed, but there is secrets that's hid inside, because the Bible's sealed with Seven Seals. I must go there to find it."
"That morning when those seven Angels came down and blasted the earth and rocks flew every way, seven Angels stood there and said, "Return back to Jeffersonville from where you came from, for the Seven Seals of the seven mysteries will be opened."
"Here we are today, we're understanding serpent's seed; in a few days, if God willing, we'll understand the correctness of marriage and divorce and all these things that God's opened, every Seal, the mysteries, since the foundation of the world, and we've been enjoying the Presence of His blessings" (This Day This Scripture is Fulfilled, 21:172-180).
In the Seals he said, "If you're listening to the tape of "What Time Is It, Sir?" you'll notice that one Angel was very notable to me. The rest of them just 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 were the messengers that came to interpret that pyramid or that message of the secret of these Seven Seals which lays with inside the pyramid." (That is, the unwritten Word uttered by the Voices of the Seven Thunders).
(Brother Branham was in the West looking North at the Pyramid, or pyramid formed by the seven Lamps of Fire in the Southern side of the sanctuary, typing the angels or portions of the Spirit that anointed each of the Church Age messengers).
"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 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. We don't know what it is as yet, because it's not permitted to be broken" (Seals, 578:1-2).
The understanding didn't break to his followers until about twelve years after Brother Branham's death as he'd predicted in his 1977 statements. By that time the Bride began to realize she was not a part of Laodicea and started to separate from the Pentecostals and their Message. She began to see that her Messenger was not William Branham who was the angel to the Seventh Church Age. Her Messenger was Christ Himself (Revelation 10:8-11).
Sadly, the Book is still sealed to most people in Message circles. They haven't the faintest notion what It's all about. And like the disciples of John the Baptist encountered by Paul at Ephesus, these good people are following the Prophetic forerunner and often rejecting the Word He introduced.
They've learned the dead letter of the Message, but not having met the Author, they know not what It means. They are like sightseers and scientists who climb through and study the pyramid instead of standing back and reading the witness of the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World standing today.
We must be Word upon Word, line upon line, each dispensation blending into the next.
There we are, back at our symbolic Great Pyramid. The photograph illustrates some remaining outer limestone casing.
Proponents of the Supernatural inspiration of the Great Pyramid have been legion. We are taught by the Prophet William Branham that the Great Pyramid was designed by the Great Architect of the Universe and its builder was none other than His prophet Enoch.
According to Dr Joseph Seiss, "It has been ascertained and clearly demonstrated that there is in the measures, pointings, form, and features of that great primeval monument . . . a massive and indestructible stone memorial of a complete and faultless knowledge of the structure of the universe, of the exact and physical sciences both terrestrial and cosmical, a determination of a perfect system of weights and measures scientifically conformed to what the Opifex Mundi (Creator of the World) fixed in things when he fetched a compass round the worlds and weighed the hills in balances. Scientific investigation on the part of different men competent to the task have made it clear that there is built into that edifice a record of the heavens at the time of its erection which gives its age by astronomy in full accord with all external indications and evidences; also a record of the size, form and weight of the earth and its relation to and distance from the sun, the true length of the solar year, the number of years in the precessional cycle, the average temperature of the habitable world, together with the multitudinous cosmical facts and mathematical formulas and proportions no better told by sciences now existing among men" (Joseph Seiss, Gospel in the Stars, 175).
The Great Pyramid was God's Absolute that would preserve a great wealth of knowledge for the generations born after the Flood. For instance, the constant pi, which more than a thousand years after the Flood the Egyptians did not know. It reveals the shape of the earth, its size and distance from the sun and that the Poles were flattened. None of the later pyramids reveal such perfection of mathematical and architectural skills as The Great Pyramid.
Brother Branham said, "just before the antediluvian destruction and the flood time . . . they had a greater civilization than we have today. I believe that they had control of atomic power. I think that's what shook the world from its orbit. . . . And we're taught and know that the world stood upright. But they had such mechanical and such science till they could build a pyramid, sphinx, so forth, that we couldn't reproduce today. We have no machinery to lift those blocks that far, 'less it would be atomic; gasoline power won't do it, and electrical powers won't do it. But it was another age much smarter than our age" (End-Time Evangelism, 13:73)
The average weight of each block was 6 tonnes, (almost three times the average weight of the stones used in the Great Pyramid), and the largest stone in the Castle weighed 30 tonnes. His only mechanical aid was a small lewis that would not support one ton.
Because of his reclusive nature, no-one learned how he lifted and maneuvered the giant coral blocks. No machinery is up to the task. They were convinced he knew the secret of how the Pyramids of Egypt were constructed. He explained that, "All matter consists of individual magnets, and it is the movement of these magnets within material through space that produces measurable phenomena" (Colin Wilson, From Atlantis To The Sphinx). He must have known how to produce and use radio waves to control magnetic polarity.
Altogether there are 80 pyramids in Egypt, 100 in the Sudan, still more in China, South America, and even Australia. The most famous in Egypt are the step, "bent" and Great Pyramids. It is commonly held that these pyramids illustrate an evolution in engineering sophistication. Scientific knowledge encoded in the Great Pyramid has only begun to be fully understood in the past two centuries. I rather suspect they illustrate a degradation of engineering skills from the time of the construction of the Great Pyramid to the more recent pyramids.
Before the Eiffel Tower, the Great Pyramid was the world's tallest building. It stands 481 feet and its masonry is twice the volume and thirty times the mass of the Empire State Building. It covers 13 acres, an area large enough to hold the cathedrals of Florence, Milan and St. Peters, as well as St. Pauls and Westminster Abbey. It measures 756 feet along each side at the base and is estimated to have contained 2,300,000 blocks of stone. The largest measure 30 feet in length, and weighed 880 tons. All of its stones laid end to end would stretch two-thirds of the way around the equator.
While being the oldest structure, the Great Pyramid is the most accurately oriented, its sides being aligned true North, South, East and West with such accuracy navigators can swung a compass. The Great Pyramid is only three minutes deviant, and Raymond Capt claims this is due mainly to subsidence. Modern man's best effort, the Paris Observatory, is six minutes off true north. Architects and engineers who have studied the Pyramid's structure contend we could not build this structure today, indicating man is in a state of entropy.
The "pyramid is so geographically set in the center of the earth, till there's never a shadow around it, no matter where the sun is" (Perseverant 62-0729). Of course at sunset the Great Pyramid does cast a shadow, but not on its own sides which are slightly convex. Each side represents a segment of the Northern Hemisphere, or a quadrant of 90 degrees. Its apex corresponds to the North Pole, and its perimeter to the equator in perfect scale.
Isaiah 19:19-20 says,"In THAT DAY there will be an ALTAR to the LORD in the MIDST of the land of Egypt, and a PILLAR at the BORDER thereof to the LORD. And IT shall be a SIGN and a WITNESS to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He shall send them a Savior, and a Great One and He shall deliver them."
The Great Pyramid will be standing "in that day," when the Seventh Trumpet announces the great and dreadful day of the Lord and two prophets go forth to introduce the parousia of Israel's Savior Who will deliver them according to their faith. The word "IT" conveys the idea that the "altar" and "pillar" are one and the same object.
The gematria of Isaiah 19:19-20: also identifies the Great Pyramid as God's special revelation. Gematria is the science of finding meaning in the numerical value of words and was used by Ivan Panin and others to demonstrate the Supernatural inspiration of Holy writ. Having no numerals, the Hebrews designated the letters of their alphabet with a numerical value. Thus every word has the numerical value of the sum of the value of its letters. The sum of the value of all Hebrew characters in the these verses is 5449, the height in inches of the Great Pyramid!
In Job 38:4-7, Earth is compared to a building. "Where were you when I laid the FOUNDATIONS of the Earth? Declare, if you have understanding. Who laid the MEASURES thereof, if you knowest? or who stretched the LINE upon it? Whereupon are the FOUNDATIONS thereof fastened? or who laid the CORNER STONE thereof; When the MORNING STARS sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?"
Job well knew that the Earth spins on its axis in its orbit around the sun and has no foundations (Job 26:7). However the Earth was represented in the mathematics of the Great Pyramid which IS built upon four foundation stones. The Pyramid HAS a Capstone or chief corner-stone, but it was not until Brother Branham introduced the Capstone in 1963 that "the Sons of God Shouted for Joy."
Revelation 5:8-12, "And when Jesus had taken the Book, the four beasts and twenty-four Elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, 'You are worthy to take the Book, and to open the Seven Seals: for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and have made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth'."
"And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne (these are the Sons of God), and the Living Creatures and the Elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, 'Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing'."
Those of you who are familiar with the Questions and Answers on the Seals will recall the Holy Spirit stopping Brother Branham and correcting him on one of his answers. These are the New Testament saints God saw from the foundation of the world rejoicing in the revelation that placed them into the Body of Christ (Seals 501:4).
Like all Scripture, the Great Pyramid has a compound revelation. In the natural it represents God's footstool, this earth. In the Spiritual it is His future dwelling place and throne in His elect.
Ephesians 2:20-22, "We are built upon the FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS, Jesus Christ Himself being the CHIEF CORNER-STONE; In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a HOLY TEMPLE in the Lord: In whom we also are builded together for an HABITATION OF GOD through the Spirit."
Only the pyramid can represent God manifested in the saints of all Ages, the New Jerusalem. No other architectural form has a "chief corner stone" which is reproduced by the building it completes as the Bride reproduces Christ. "All God was He poured into Christ, and all Christ was He poured into His Church" (John 17:20-23). Being five-sided, it has no place in the building but as the chief corner-stone or Capstone to whose angles the whole building is fitly joined together.
Israel rejected that Stone for which they could recognize no place until the building was completed. He became a "Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offense" to them (I Peter 2:7-8; Romans 9:32-33). The capstone of a pyramid has five sides and five corners, the chief of which always points heavenward. Anyone falling upon it would be "broken" or injured, and were it to fall on anyone, it would grind him to powder (Matthew 21:42-44).
"The Stone which the builders refused is become the Head Stone of the Corner" (Psalm 118:22). Soon the Building will be completed and God will send two prophets to "turn away ungodliness from Jacob" by introducing the Capstone and the Building, his King and Queen, and change his name to Israel (Romans 11:26).
We've said that God's first Bible is written in the stars. Genesis 1:14-18 informs us the sun, moon and their offspring, the stars, are for signs warning us of things to come and for instruction how we must walk in Light and not be confused by the secret things of the darkness that surrounds them. Check the Hebrew. Isaiah 40:26 and Psalms 147:4 inform us they were named by God Himself. Read these verses at home.
Job 26:13, "By His Spirit He has garnished (or decorated with a summons and warning) the heavens; His hand has formed the crooked serpent." Job 38:31-33, "Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Can you bring forth Mazzaroth (the Zodiac) in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons? Do you know the ordinances of heaven? can you set the dominion thereof in the earth?" The silent summons and warning of the stars witness to all the world (Psalm 19:1-4).
Paul taught that the stars silently witness God's Attributes and expectations, declaring His glory. Romans 1:18-20, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is made evident in their consciousness; for God has shown It to them. From the creation of the world His invisible character and nature have been clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse."
Adam was indued with innate science which was passed down to Seth, preserved in the Pyramid by Enoch and rekindled on this side of the Flood. This explains how Egypt sprung forth spontaneously as a sophisticated civilization.
After the Fall, God made known to Adam His purposes concerning the Serpent and its seed, and the woman and her Seed -- the Gospel and the mystery of redemption. Nothing of the New Testament is "new". It was all written in the Stars from the beginning of time and revealed to God's holy prophets since the world began. Man is in a state of entropy from the superior being he was created, to the perversion Satan has been developing since the Fall.
Our prophetic forefathers were not primitive apemen. They knew and loved God. They wrote books recording the prophecies and wisdom revealed to them and explained the Gospel in the Stars aeons ago.
Luke 1:67-70, "John's father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 'Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed His people, (that's Adam's race), And has raised up an horn (or power) of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, WHICH HAVE BEEN SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN'."
You can read down to verse 79 when you get home. Notice Zechariah declared God's redemption an accomplished fact before Messiah was born? The birth of his own son was vindication enough because John was to forerun Messiah. That's the faith we must have for our own body change. The ministry of Christ's second forerunner, the late William Branham, is its vindication.
Peter rebuked the Israelites for their unimaginable ignorance of the prophetic Word God revealed by His prophets from the beginning of the world. How was it they could fail to recognize when Messiah should come and how He should be crucified by His own people?
Acts 3:17-23, "Brethren, I know that through ignorance you killed Messiah, as did also your rulers. But those things, which God before had shown by the mouth of all His prophets -- that Christ should suffer -- He has so fulfilled. So repent, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing (the new birth) shall come from the Presence of the Lord; And He shall send Jesus Christ, who before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began."
God has had prophets since the beginning of the world, and all the prophetic revelation from Adam must be restored before Christ's parousia. This means one final prophetic ministry to the Gentiles because the Word of God comes only to a prophet and this man would restore "all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began." That's the Fullness of the Word which IS Christ. And that was His second or "parousia" Coming through the mouth of the late William Branham in WORD Form.
"For Moses truly said unto the fathers, 'A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto Me; him shall you hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people'."
Of that forerunner, Jesus said, "Elijah truly shall first come and restore all things spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the world began" (Matthew 17:11). That's why, when Jesus opened the Seventh Seal, "There was silence in heaven." The Fullness of the Word had already gone forth by the mouth of all God's Holy Prophets since the world began. Not one Word could be added to or taken from that which is already perfect. Praise God!
Those who fail to receive the Message will fail to receive Christ. Those who add to the Message will be cast into the tribulation and those who reject and take from It commit the unpardonable sin and will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Outside the Message of this hour there is no possibility of becoming a Christian. No way!
Jude 14-15, "And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, 'Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him'."
And in our day the mystery of God is finished. In other words, His plan of redemption is fulfilled in the restoration of the Fullness of the Word which is the return of God's Presence in Word Form. That's right, we're on our way back to the garden of Eden. Very soon that Presence will be manifested in the glorified flesh of His saints. Then we will change and be caught up with them to meet our glorified Lord in the Air.
Sanchoniathon and other ancient historians inform us that the seven vowels in the earliest alphabet were "so arranged as to express the places of the seven visible planets in the Zodiac" at the time when the alphabet was completed. The twenty-five letters and the twelve zodiac signs were superimposed, with the vowels unevenly spaced to represent the planetary positions at that time. Thus the alphabet records "an exact notation of the actual condition of the heavens at an ascertainable date, which can occur but once in many thousands of years, and that date is the seventh of September, 3447BC" (Joseph Seiss, Gospel in the Stars p.23, 174).
Even if he is out by a day or two, a finished astronomical science as well as writing were already completely developed in Adam's lifetime and these astronomical facts and chronologies were preserved in the Great Pyramid.
The Word sphinx derives from the Greek "sphiggo" which means "to bind closely together" and signifies to Christians the circle began with the Christ's conception by the eternal Word and it ends by taking the Offspring of that Word back into eternity with Him.
The Great Pyramid has been called "the Bible in stone" because its passageways and chambers reveal geometrically, in line and symbol, the profound spiritual truths of the plan of redemption. Silent geometry reveals a remarkable witness.
When earth had its water baptism, the Flood only washed away past sin. Sinful Ham was in the ark with the remnant, so as man entered the post-diluvian world symbolized by the pyramid he was under the Dragon star, sign and dominion of Satan, on the Descending Passage and bound for the Pit. However, about a quarter of the distance down the Descending Passage we encounter an Ascending Passage, indicating a separation from sin and representing God's dealings with Israel in the Exodus and under the Law until Calvary.
The elevation of this narrow upward passageway is 26 degrees 18' 9.7". The ceiling is so low one must stoop, indicating the Law was based upon works of obedience that no man could satisfy.
Its covering stone is gone as if violently blown-out from beneath when Paradise emptied-out at His resurrection. Nowadays, the traffic is downward with no return. "Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him" (Hebrews 10:38). Those who commence the journey and draw back in unbelief commit the unforgivable sin.
From the mouth of the Well Shaft, a horizontal passageway leads to the Queen's Chamber which may represent the dimension wherein the Israelite "souls under the (Sacrifice) Altar" and other groups of the "saved" -- those remaining on the Book of Life being justified and sanctified but not filled with the Spirit. These await the general resurrection when they will appeal at the White Throne Judgment. The position of the Queen's Chamber almost directly under the Ante Chamber to the King's Room further identifies it with the "saved" when we extend a time line downwards, for when the Seventh Trumpet sounds, the elect enter the King's Chamber and salvation ends.
Daniel 7:11-12, "I beheld then because of the voice of the great Words which the horn (Rome) spoke: I beheld even till the beast (or Devil-incarnate Pope) was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time." (Till after the Millennium when they would be resurrected and judged in the bodies in which they had sinned).
The Grand Gallery terminates at a Great Step beyond which, a level floor under a low passageway takes one to the Ante Chamber of the King's Chamber. Known as "Enoch's circle," the Ante Chamber is 10 feet long by 42 inches wide, by 12 feet high. Here we met the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7 who stood in the gap or breach and introduced us to the King (God's Only Provided Place of Worship, 33:217). Just before the passageway to the King's Chamber two granite beams cross the chamber, suspended just below the ceiling, one above the other, 52 inches above the floor.
Brother Branham said, "The great pyramid, you who study that, points to the END TIME, the one that Enoch made. The zodiac, it started off with a virgin, the first coming of Christ. It's ending up with Leo the lion, the second Coming. It's at hand" (Fellowship Through Reconciliation 55-0605).
The revelation of the Seven Seals was the commencement of the end time (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4, 7). Within the Ante Chamber, just before the entrance to the King's Chamber the wall contains grooves for a portcullis whose granite door was lowered to seal the Chamber. Jesus said, "While the foolish virgin went to buy, the Bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with Him to the Marriage; and the door was shut" (Matthew 25:10). As it was in the days of Noah, the door to the King's Chamber, like the door to the ark, will be shut by God from Above (Genesis 7:16).
Brother Branham said, "did you know that men who are sons of God are amateur gods? How many ever knew that? How many knows that Jesus said so? The Bible, Jesus said, "Did not your Law say itself that you are gods? And if you call them gods..." Which, God said in Genesis 2 that they were gods, because they had full domain over the dominion of the world. He gave him dominion over all things. And he lost his godship; he lost his sonship; he lost his domain; and Satan took it over. But, brother, we are waiting for the manifestations of the sons of God, who'll come back and take it over again. Waiting for the fullness of time, when the pyramid gets up to the top, when the full sons of God will be manifested, when the power of God will walk out, (Hallelujah!), and will take every power that Satan's got away from him" (Adoption 114:76).
The floor from the Great Step to the King's Chamber is the same polished red granite from which the King's Chamber is constructed indicating we are walking in way of the Lord. We're at the top of the pyramid now, coming to maturity, and waiting for the earthquake to call the resurrection of the sleeping saints and the manifestation of the Sons of God. We're in the Ante-Chamber waiting on the King. He's just a little higher in another Dimension.
When Brother Branham was taken beyond the curtain of time, he said, "Oh, where is Jesus? I want to see Him."
The people replied, "HE IS JUST A LITTLE HIGHER. Someday He will come to you. You were sent as a leader, and when God comes, He will judge you according to your teaching." (The bema judgment).
I ask, "Does Paul and Peter have to stand this judgment also?"
The answer was, "Yes." (Beyond the Curtain of Time, 61-0305).
The King's Chamber is situated on the fiftieth level of masonry. Fifty speaks of the Pentecostal Jubilee of returning to the unity of the apostolic faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Those in the denominational walled cities can not come out in the Jubilee. They stayed in Laodicea beneath the Great Step (Feast of Trumpets, 14:106; Future Home, 44:371-383).
The King's Chamber is so called because it was imagined to have been built to contain the body of the Pharaoh as men supposed that the Queen's Chamber was for her interment. However this Chamber contains only a lidless, empty Coffer cut from one solid block of red granite, unadorned but polished within and without.
Alluding to the Great Pyramid as a type of the Body of Christ, Brother Branham said, "Father God, I pray that today, as the door's still open, the people are coming from the east and west, north and south, gathering in. Great signs are happening . . . O God, we're near the end."
"And the Great Pyramid that Enoch built, the last chamber's gone through, ready for the King's chamber now, the Coming of the Lord right in the top for the keystone. All the calendar of astronomy points right straight; the stars are declaring it, as they did at the first time. When the wise men looked up and saw the stars, they said, "There, the great King's coming." Now, the stars are pointing again" (The Ark, 22:172-173).
Brother Branham said, "God wrote in the pyramids. If you study them, watch the ancient histories and wars, how they were built before the antediluvian destruction" (Adoption 104:22).
Mathematicians and scholars have measured the Pyramid to determine past wars and future events, seeing in the infallible mathematical and astrological measurements of the structure a chronography with the scale of an inch for a year. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus asks, "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?" Or lengthen his years by gaining one cubit of time (Matthew 6:27).
The Greek word for "stature" indicates a measure of time, not a measure of length. Jesus was not giving the formula on how to make NBF stars. I believe we have measured time in this study of the Great Pyramid -- but dispensations rather than dates. I'll stand on the things God has revealed from His third Bible, I don't wish to mix natural, scientific wisdom in the Pyramid with Supernatural application of the prophetic Word.
God conceived of the pyramid to preserve the natural wisdom of the ancients safely through the Flood and used it also to signify His incarnation in the glorified form of His saints. Satan has taken and perverted this symbol to represent his dominion over a kingdom of this earth which he usurped from God and man at the Fall.
Satan displays his perverted version of this symbol in the badge and insignia of the Illuminati, the Scottish Rite Royal Arch Free Masons, and Great Seal of the United States of America.
The words printed above the Pyramid, Annuit Coeptis, mean "He has smiled upon our endeavors." "He" is commonly misunderstood to be the Christian God. The word for "God" in Latin is Dues. It stands to reason that if the designers of the seal had meant "God", they would have said God. The "He" doing the smiling is certain to be the Masonic symbol of the "all seeing eye" of the god Osiris peering through Pythagoras' triangle signifying science, not spirituality. On the scroll underneath the Pyramid is the inscription Novos Ordo Seculorum which translates to "New secular order of the ages," an order of science and knowledge as opposed to Christian faith.
The back side of the Great Seal shows an eagle clutching a group of 13 arrows in its right claw, and an olive branch in its left. There are 13 leaves and 13 olives on the branch and above the eagle is a necromantic star formed by 13 five-pointed stars. The number 13 stands for just a wee bit more than the thirteen original states of the Union, and has long had a sinister reputation, being the number of people in the Supreme Council of the Jewish Illuminati. This insignia was adopted by the US Congress as the reverse of the Seal of the United States on September 15, 1789.
The obverse side of the Seal bears the Eagle, which is used as the Official Seal and Coat of Arms of the United States of America. It is also shown on the reverse side of the one dollar note. The appearance of this insignia of the Illuminati on US dollar notes in 1933 meant that the followers of Weishaupt regarded their efforts as beginning to be "crowned with success," and that they totally controlled the US Government.
A man accepted into the temples was a man twice-born or re-born. The Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection. The bird on the original Seal was not a wild turkey or an eagle but the phoenix, the ancient symbol of human aspiration towards universal good. The beak is of a different shape, the neck is much longer, and the small tuft of hair at the back of the head leaves no doubt as to the artist's intention. The Eagle on the Seal has nine tail feathers and either 32 or 33 feathers on each of its two wings. The nine tail feathers represent the nine unknown men in the innermost circle of enlightenment in the "Great White Brotherhood" or Illuminati, and the nine degrees in the New York Rite of Freemasonry. The 32 on the right side represents the 32 degrees in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and the 33 on the left side are emblematic of the honorary 33rd Degree.
Franklin gave his approval to the Phoenix, saying that a wild turkey had good character and was a fowl with a marked aversion to the color red. He was bitterly disappointed when told the bird was intended to represent an eagle. He remarked that an eagle was a bird of prey and lacked the respectable qualities of the wild turkey.
William M. Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals; various teachings (1947 - 1965)
Also see:- The Great Pyramid - Reflections in Time