William Branham preached a series of sermons in March 1963 on the Seven Seals of the book of Revelation, and said that each seal identifies a religious disturbance. This article is one in a series of studies on the Seven Seals - you are currently on the topic that is in bold:
William Branham preached a series of sermons in March 1963 on the Seven Seals of the book of Revelation. He had told his congregation on December 23, 1962 of a major vision that was coming. In his sermon on the Seventh Seal, he tells the story of how this vision was fulfilled while hunting in Arizona, and how he received an angelic commission to preach about the Seven Seals.
The Loose Ends
William Branham refers to a few special topics repeatedly during the Seals that he calls “loose ends” that his ministry "tied up" in preparation for the coming rapture:
Other Doctrines Repeated Constantly in the Seven Seals Series
Other topics of continuity between the seals include:
William Braham also brought confusion to a number of scriptures with these incompatible doctrines:
The Elijah Ministry
William Branham spent a significant part of the Seven Seals teaching on his own ministry as Elijah:
The Christ Branham Movement
These doctrines culminated in a few radical statements that have created the “Christ Branham” movement.
Fred Sothmann, who hunted with William Branham when he said he received his commission to preach the Seals, also believed that William Branham was greater than Jesus Christ. Fred listened closely to William Branham’s Seventh Seal, and understood that since only God the Father knew the contents of this Seal (remember that even Jesus did not know the hour or day) then William Branham must be God the Father because he alone knew the contents of the Seventh Seal.
Revelation or Plagiarism?
William Branham said, "To the best of my revelation that was give to me by God and foretold that it would be done, this is the Truth of the four horse riders to the best of my knowledge." 
The problem is that William Branham plagiarized large portions of his sermon on the Seven Seals from the works of Clarence Larkin, a Baptist Theologian. We have provided evidence of this in each sermon article.
During these sermons, however, he did admit to reading the works of the Adventist Church, acknowledged the visions of the Mormon Church, and disclosed that he was a Mason.