Prophecy

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This article is one in a series of studies on prophecies, particularly those of William Branham - you are currently on the article that is in bold:

Prophecy is the foretelling of future events by a human messenger (prophet) under divine inspiration.

Leo Mercer to Update the Prophecies
By the way, Mr. Mercier and many of them are going to take some of these old prophecies, and dig them out, and revise them a little, or bring them up to date, and put them in papers. (November 13, 1960, William Branham)

During his life, William Branham claimed to have a number of visions and prophecies. This article contains all of William Branham's major prophecies and visions, the first date that they were told by William Branham and whether they were fulfilled or failed. The big question is - Did William Branham make any REAL prophecies?

We have also indicated whether the prophecy was "before the fact" or "after the fact." If the first telling of a prophecy or vision occurred after the prophecied event had taken place, this would be considered an "after the fact" prophecy. In order to be classified as a true prophecy, the prophecy must be publicly recorded "before the fact", that is before the fulfillment of the prophecy occurs.

We invite you to study the prophecies and make your own decision as to whether William Branham was a true prophet or not.

And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)

William Branham's SevenTen Visions of 1933

William Branham tells of a series of prophecies that were given to him in June 1933 by vision that would transpire before the coming of the Lord.[1]. William Branham was very bold with these prophecies, claiming that the visions would be accurate "to the dot" and were "Thus Saith The Lord".[2]. While he states that there were seven visions , he added the Roosevelt prophecy (in 1958); the egg-shaped, driverless car is clearly two prophecies; and he added an additional prophecy in 1964 (that he had never previously told) relating to women electing the wrong man (we assume that he went with seven visions because seven is a much more prophetic number).

In the Laodicean Church Age book, William Branham says, “Now let me say this. Can anyone prove any of those visions wrong? Were they not all fulfilled?” Over 80 years after 1933, we now have the benefit of hindsight in our ability to confirm whether these prophecies were accurate or not.

1 - Franklin Roosevelt

  • Prophecy - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • First time mentioned on tape - Sept. 27, 1958
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - The prophecy was changed over time so that it appeared to have been fulfilled

2 - Mussolini Invades Ethiopia

  • Prophecy - Mussolini will invade Ethiopia
  • First time mentioned on tape - Mar. 26, 1953
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - The prophecy was changed over time

3 - Hitler and WWII

  • Prophecy - Hitler and WWII
  • First time mentioned on tape - Sept. 27, 1958
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - Details changed over time

4 - Three Isms

5 - Egg-shaped Cars

  • Prophecy - The Egg-shaped Car
  • First time mentioned on tape - Mar. 26, 1953
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - Failed

6 - Driverless Cars

  • Prophecy - Driverless Cars
  • First time mentioned on tape - Sept. 27, 1958
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - Unfulfilled

7 - American Morality

  • Prophecy - American Morality
  • First time mentioned on tape - July 19, 1964
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - Failed

8 - Women will elect the wrong person?

  • Prophecy - American Morality
  • First time mentioned on tape - July 19, 1964
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - Failed

9 - Cruel American Woman Leader

10 - America in Ashes

  • Prophecy - America in Ashes
  • First time mentioned on tape - December 4, 1960
  • Timing - Before the fact
  • Status - Unfulfilled

William Branham's recorded sermons are the only source as to the accuracy and timing of these visions. However, William Branham often included facts when describing these prophecies that are historically inaccurate. William Branham stated that he kept a book of his prophecies[4]; however, the contents of this book were never released to the public. It is our understanding that the Branham family has stated that this book has been "lost". However, others have speculated that it was intentionally destroyed because its contents did not support the claims that William Branham made.

Now, in 1933 when we were worshiping over here in the Masonic temple where the Church of Christ stands today, on one April morning before leaving home, I was dedicating my--a car (I got a '33 model car, and I was dedicating it to the Lord's service.), and in a vision I saw the end time. Now, notice how striking this is. Back yonder when I was just a boy, and you can imagine what a 1933 model car looked like--now, what it looked like. And I went over there to the Masonic temple where... Some of you old-timers in here remembers; it's wrote down on an old paper at home. It's already in print and went out around the world. See? That was in 1933. And I predicted that there would be some great tragedy happen to this United States before or by the year of 1977. How many remembers me saying that? Look at the hands. Sure.[5]

We have been unable to locate a copy of the print version of the 1933 prophecies and many speculate that it, in fact, never existed.

Other Prophecies and Visions of William Branham

The Municipal Bridge Vision

The Brown Bear Vision

  • Prophecy - The Brown Bear Vision
  • First time mentioned on tape - April 1, 1962
  • Timing - Before the fact
  • Status - Failed

The Vision of the Meetings in South Africa

The Vision of Marilyn Monroe

Prophecy of the Cloud

The Seventh Angel will be on the Earth at Christ's Coming

The birth of Joseph Branham

  • Prophecy - The birth of Joseph Branham
  • First time mentioned on tape - May 6, 1951
  • Timing - Before the fact (sort of)
  • Status - Not a true prophecy (too ambiguous[6])

1977 will mark the end of the world

  • Prophecy - The world will end in 1977
  • First time mentioned on tape - Nov. 13, 1960
  • Timing - Before the fact
  • Status - Failed (although William Branham did say that it was an "inspired" prediction and not a prophecy)

The Death of Florence Shakarian

New Albany Prophecy

  • Prophecy - New Albany Prophecy
  • First time mentioned on tape - May 1, 1951
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - Fulfilled (but not sure how anyone would consider this a true prophecy since there were no witnesses and it was made after the fact)

Prophecy of the Five Angels

  • Prophecy - The Prophecy of the Five Angels
  • First time mentioned on tape - December 23, 1962
  • Timing - Before the fact
  • Status - Changed from 5 to 7 and, therefore, it never was a prophecy (and no one saw any angels... ever)

Ohio river flood

  • Prophecy - Ohio river flood
  • First time mentioned on tape - July 17, 1951
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - (but not sure how anyone would consider this a true prophecy since there were no witnesses and it was made after the fact)

Destruction of Los Angeles

A Boy Would Be Raised From The Dead

  • Prophecy - A Boy Would Be Raised From The Dead
  • First time mentioned on tape - August, 18 1950
  • Timing - After the fact (there is no hard evidence that this was made in advance)
  • Status - There are serious questions about the fulfillment of this prophecy

The Heavenly Vision

  • Prophecy - The Heavenly Vision
  • First time mentioned on tape - 1945 (in a tract)
  • Timing - After the fact/Changed
  • Status - Failed

Man and the moon

The Destruction of the Vatican

Third Pull

  • Prophecy - The Third Pull
  • First time mentioned on tape - January 1, 1956
  • Timing - After the fact
  • Status - There are serious questions about the fulfillment of this prophecy

World Council of Churches

Don't Eat Eggs

  • Prophecy - Don't Eat Eggs
  • First time mentioned on tape - July 21, 1963
  • Timing - Before the fact
  • Status - Unfulfilled

Plum and Apple Trees

  • Prophecy - The vision of the Plum and Apple Trees
  • First time mentioned on tape - September 8, 1962
  • Timing - Before the fact
  • Status - While William Branham said that this vision was from God, he effectively rejected it in 1965.

William Branham was also vocal about his doctrine concerning the end times, and the future after the rapture of the Church.

Prophecies about William Branham

The following are prophecies that were made about William Branham:


Footnotes

  1. An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, William Marrion Branham, Chapter 9
  2. Once More, November 17,1963
  3. The “ambiguous” school of prophecy has as its foremost member in Nostradamus. Ambiguous prophecies are phrased in such a way as to allow a great breadth of potential fulfillments. In respect of William Branham's prophecies, his classic ambiguous prophecy relates to the "prophesied" birth of his son, Joseph.
  4. Souls That are in Prison Now, November 10, 1963
  5. SEVENTY.WEEKS.OF.DANIEL_ JEFF.IN DA 89-141 SUNDAY_ 61-0806
  6. See reference to ambiguous prophecies above.


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