What really happened on this day, fifty years ago? Scientists tried to explain it, but they offered no more than a few ideas. Skeptics still try, but they only use the failures of science as their justifications. The only true explanation came from the prophet of God, named William Marrion Branham:
They took the picture, still they don't know what about it. Here sometime ago, everybody saying, "Looky here. This looks like this, and them Angels' wings, how they're folded in there."
One day, turning it to the right, looking, there was Jesus Christ just as perfect as Hofmann ever drawed Him. It was standing there with a white wig on, looking back down towards the earth, showing that He is Supreme Authority. The Heavens declare it, the Bible declares it, the Message declares it, all the same.
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The progression of events that led to the photograph started a few months earlier. At about 10:00 in the morning on December 22, 1962, Brother Branham was in his room in Jeffersonville and a vision of seven Angels in the shape of a pyramid came before him. The power of God lifted him up to meet them, and turned him eastward. He didn’t know the meaning of his vision, but he knew something great was about to happen.
A couple weeks later, he was high in the Catalina Mountains of Arizona, asking the Lord what the vision meant. With his arms in the air, he felt something strike his hand. He opened his eyes to see a beautiful sword, with a pearl handle, a golden guard, and a glistening, razor-sharp blade. A Voice thundered out, “This is the Sword of the King,” representing the Word of God in the prophet’s hand.
The next month, a mysterious cloud spread itself across Arizona for a sign of vindication that God is with his servant, William Marrion Branham.
Brother Branham did not know it at the time, but the cloud was photographed by numerous people in Arizona near the time the Angels met him in the mountains, about 40 miles northeast of Tucson. There, he received the fulfillment of the vision and returned back east, to Jeffersonville, where he would reveal the Seven Seals.
Months later, he saw the picture in the May 17, 1963 issue of Life Magazine and immediately recognized the cloud as the constellation of Angels that met him in the Arizona mountains.
Today marks 50 years since that great day when God gave us one of the most obvious and supernatural signs the world has ever seen.
May 17, 1963 issue of Life Magazine.
Another magazine that published the mysterious picture.