The Amber Light
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The English word “amber” has been in use since the 1500’s, and is the color between yellow and orange. The name is derived from fossilized tree resin known as amber. If you were sitting at a campfire, the color of the flame would likely be amber. The area of a fire close to the fuel source may appear white or blue, and if you were burning plastic, perhaps purple or green.
Why is this important?
William Branham said that the light that followed him was amber. This is important because the prophet Ezekiel says he saw “a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.”
If the light William Branham saw was amber, then it could be the same light. But was the light that William Branham saw really amber?
In his own words, William Branham said the light was “yellowish, green”, “yellowish-looking green”, “goldish-green”, “greenish yellow”, and “green”. William Branham also said that “jasper and sardius stone” created the color amber if you mix them together.
The Color of Amber
The color between yellow and green is either lime or chartreuse, not amber. Sardius stone (also called carnelian) is a brownish-red gemstone. Jasper, a form of chalcedony, can either be red, yellow, brown or green. If you mixed sardius and jasper (any color), you would at best come up with something dark as sardius is brownish-red.
While the light William Branham saw was greenish yellow, it was not amber, and is not the same color as that mentioned in the book of Ezekiel.
Is this a lie?
William Branham also said, “Mr. Lacy, here, which is the head of the FBI, the best fingerprint, and--on the--that there is in the United States, and 'course, we believe, in the world. He had it for several days. He said it looked like an amber light, through the violet rays and things that he was putting it through.”
This final statement is simply not true. Why?
- Mr. Lacy was not the head of the FBI. He was not even an FBI employee.
- You can’t tell color from a black and white negative.
So the light William Branham saw was not amber. Perhaps what he really saw was the limelight.
- Ezekiel 1 King James Version (KJV)