Friday, January 19, 2018

The Investigation Judgment

Bible Believers' Newsletter 1008

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now . . ."
ISSN 1442-8660
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are so pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.

Android PhoneIf we project timelines from the news, Scripture, the Message of the hour and our feature article "The Investigation Judgment," they form what navigators call a "cocked hat" over the chronological co-ordinate where the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trump and Seventh Vial manifest. This point will witness the termination of the Christian dispensation of grace with the sinking of Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 - 400 mile segment of earth's crust. We understand from Revelation 3:17-20 and II Timothy 3:1 – 4:4 that the Pentecostals put Christ out of their assemblies when they rejected the revelation of the Seven Seals which brought Him back to earth in W_O_R_D form. Certainly they are rich materially and in need of nothing, but spiritually they are bankrupt of faith, naked of the Blood, and know it not (Romans 11:32).

Jesus said, "In My Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you [by interceding for the ignorance of the Church Age saints while the Bible was sealed]. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." He came again "as a thief" between the Sixth and Seventh Vials; His Presence has been with us for fifty-five years. He has received and baptized the wise virgins into His Body." Soon cometh the earthquake.

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

Tillerson unveils 'New' US Syria Plan: 'Assad must Go!'

January 17, 2018 — Confirming that the US military presence inside Syria had little to do with fighting ISIS, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled in detail today the real US strategy for Syria: overthrow of the Assad government . . . Tillerson vowed that the United States military would continue to occupy Syrian territory until three conditions are met:

First: [US proxy mercenary] ISIS must be destroyed.
Second: Assad must go.
Third: Refugees must be returned to Syria.

President Trump is set to out-neocon the neocons with this foolish and destructive policy. The showman is shown to be nothing but a fraud.

Full story: ronpaulinstitute.org

William BranhamComment: The Syrian government stated that the new American-organized [border] force "represents a blatant assault" on Syrian sovereignty and has referred to the US as an illegal occupying force. It also referred to members of the SDF and new American "border force" as "traitors" . . . the United States, GCC, Israel, and NATO have determined that the feasibility of destroying the Syrian government in the same manner as in Libya is becoming less and less plausible by the day. Plan B, however, is the partitioning and the "Federalization" of Syria into several independent countries or one country with several "autonomous" zones headed by a weakened central government incapable of maintaining power and steering the ship of state.

The move to create a "border force" is no more than an attempt to solidify the borders of "Kurdistan" in Syria and a possible "Sunnistan" in the east. These plans are not reasonable solutions to a crisis, they are imperialism pure and simple and they have existed for decades. Not only Syria's allies but the American people must oppose this plan as well (activistpost.com). This is the Bernard Lewis (Yinon) Plan for the Balkanization of the Middle East unveiled to the Bilderberg Conference in 1979).

The latest move will not only intensify the civil war in Syria but bring the US into direct conflict with Russia and Iran, which back the Assad regime, and Turkey, which regards the YPG as a direct military threat.

USA: A Different Strategy for a Different Ambition

January 9, 2018 — I have just read through the new United States National Security Strategy released by President Trump in December 2017. There have been many comments on it, most of them focusing on the hostility in the document towards Russia and China but also some question of what the Strategy is. Well, after reading page after page of delusions, bombast, bragging, bullying, lies, fantasies and deep-seated megalomania, you discover that there is no strategy. They don't have one. The only use that document has is as irrefutable evidence that the government of the United States is what they like to call a Joint Criminal Enterprise intent on seizing control of the world for its sole interests. Fortunately, they have, apparently, no idea how they are going to achieve that goal except through war, war, and more war, and if that doesn't work some more war until they collapse from exhaustion, like a mad, rabid dog.

But it's clear who they are afraid of and so show their weakness. China and Russia make them nervous. And, if I were an adviser to the government of Pakistan, I'd say "watch your back, more trouble is coming." Other nations that still have a backbone, the usual list, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran, the defiant ones, are like an itch they can't scratch, and the written scowls in this document are meant to make them shake in their boots but only make you laugh. And, oh, for the rest of the world, it's, "Do what you're told, make us money, don't get in the way, and keep your mouth shut, but love us, love us, love us, make sure you love us" . . .

But with their rising economic power based to a large extent not only on its own resources but the exploitation of the resources of the western hemisphere, the war with Spain, seizure of The Philippines and Hawaii, and the bankrupting of Britain, France and Germany and the Ottomans in the First World War, the United States saw its way towards global power and has never abandoned its ambitions even though its achievement meant the misery of its people and all those peoples who had to suffer its actions.

To make America great means to reduce every other nation to its vassal. The very idea is a repudiation of the international law. The Charter of the United Nations, in its preamble states . . . Full story: journal-neo.org

Comment: US President Donald Trump has publicly vowed to relaunch all-out economic warfare against Iran by no later than mid-May unless the European powers join Washington in unilaterally rewriting the civil nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world's great powers (wsws.org).

Trump Administration set for More Hawkish Position on Nuclear Weapons

January 10, 2018 — Jon Wolfsthal, special assistant to Barack Obama on arms control and non-proliferation, has seen a draft of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and is concerned that the development of new weapons will mean armed forces commanders might see them as 'more usable.' One new weapon is a submarine-launched Trident missile with a smaller warhead than usual . . . earlier drafts of the document had been even more extreme, with plans for the development of hyper-glide missiles that could travel at speeds of up to 25,000kph, being dropped.

"What I've been told by the people who wrote the thing was what they were trying to do was to send a clear deterrent message to Russians, the North Koreans and the Chinese. And there is pretty good, moderate but strong language that makes clear that any attempt by Russia or North Korea to use nuclear weapons would result in a massive consequence for them and I think that's actually moderate, centrist and probably very much needed."
Full story: thenational.ae

Comment: Administration officials are now said to both be hard at work acquiring smaller, more "usable" nuclear weapons, and radically changing the rules of engagement with respect to a US nuclear first strike, so that such attacks are more possible in the future . . ." news.antiwar.com

'Fractures, Fears & Failures:' World's ruling Elites stare into the Abyss

January 18, 2018 — Next week . . . 2,500 bankers, hedge fund managers, corporate CEOS, government officials and celebrities descend once again on . . . Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF) . . . The Bloomberg Billionaires Index published last month established that the fortunes of the world's wealthiest 500 billionaires . . . rose 23 percent over the past year, making them $1 trillion richer than at the end of 2016 . . . obscene amounts of wealth keep rolling in, with the Dow closing at 26,000 Wednesday, recording its fastest ever 1,000-point rise.

Yet the principal report issued as the basis for the four days of meetings and closed-door discussions presents a picture of a global ruling elite living in mortal fear that growing economic and social crises, and, above all, the threat of world war and social revolution, may rob them of not only their fortunes, but their heads as well.

Titled "Fractures, Fears and Failures," the WEF's 2018 Global Risks Report includes subheads such as "Grim Reaping," "The Death of Trade," "Democracy Buckles," "Precision Extinction," "Into the Abyss," "Fears of Ecological Armageddon" and "War without Rules" . . . The report was drafted in conjunction with a survey conducted among nearly 1,000 banking and business executives, government officials and academics, which found that 93 percent of them feared a worsening of confrontations between the major powers in 2018. Fully 79 percent foresaw a heightened threat of a major "state-on-state" military conflict . . . The fears of global war are well-founded . . . This year's gathering at Davos . . . will be overshadowed by the attendance of Trump . . . The world capitalist economy . . . is beset by "unsustainable asset prices . . . elevated indebtedness . . . and continuing strains in the global financial system . . ." Full story: wsws.org

Is Bitcoin a Reaction to US Dollar Hegemony?

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January 18, 2018 — national economies seem to have begun the process of protecting themselves . . . dumping dollars for other goods of value also with ordinary individuals as a result of global technological growth and increasing access to the Internet . . . The US dollar is the world's most dominant reserve currency. The planning and financial rules . . . are decided in the United States for the benefit of Washington . . . reflected in the creation of the petrodollar, the abolition of the gold standard . . . financial crisis of 2008 . . . with the precise aim of prolonging American domination of the global economy, artificially propping up an unsustainable financial system.

The practical consequences of this unsustainability have led over time to thoughts of a practical alternative, both to escape from the domination of the dollar and to re-anchor the economy to real value . . . especially urgent for countries with a large amount of dollar-denominated debt, or where they face the prospect of being excluded from the SWIFT international payment system.

. . . Iran and Venezuela, but also Russia and North Korea, have resorted to alternative methods to operate in the global economic space. Washington's political decision in 2012 to remove Iranian banks from SWIFT immediately set off alarm bells for several countries . . . An alternative payment system was thus born in 2015, christened the Cross-Border Interbank Payments System (CIPS) . . . a backup system should the Americans seek to exclude from SWIFT recalcitrant countries . . . Venezuela . . . has announced the creation of a crypto state currency based on the value of oil and supported by barrels of oil worth over five billion dollars . . . Even North Korea is said to operate in bitcoin . . .

Technology has facilitated this strategy of decentralization against the center that is London and Washington, the financial heart and primary cause of manifold global problems. Firstly, the possibility of the unlimited printing of dollars has distorted global economies, inflating stock markets and causing national debts to grow out of control. [ISIS and Al-Nusra smuggle USD billions into Syria under IRC logos]. Even the gold markets are manipulated by virtue of the abundance of easy money and such ponzi-scheme tools as derivatives and other forms of financial leverage . . . the dollar is depreciating in relation to some more tangible assets. But gold continues to be corralled by parallel financial mechanisms and other financial instruments created for the sole purpose of manipulating the financial markets on which the common man depends in search of modest gains. As with others, the gold market suffers from the combine power of the US dollar, centralized financial institutions and market manipulation. Entities such as the FED (and their owners), criminally colluding and working with private banks, hedge funds, rating agencies and audit companies, have made immense wealth by driving the world into a debt scam that has stripped normal citizens of their future . . . An anonymous, decentralized and technologically reliable system could be exactly what Washington's geopolitical adversaries have been looking for to end the US-Dollar hegemony. Full story: globalresearch.ca

Facebook & Google Outline Unprecedented Mass Censorship at US Senate Hearing

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January 18, 2018 — Behind the backs of the US and world populations, social media companies have built up a massive censorship apparatus staffed by an army of "content reviewers" capable of seamlessly monitoring, tracking, and blocking millions of pieces of content . . . the technology giants have created an all-pervasive system of censorship in which machines, trained to collaborate with the CIA, FBI, and other US intelligence agencies, are able to flag and block content even before it is posted. . . The content of Thursday's testimony points the far-advanced preparations for the establishment of police state forms of rule.
Full story: wsws.org

Ursula Haverbeck

The Pope's WW3 Warning: the World is at 'The Very Limit' of Nuclear War

January 18, 2018 — The Pope made the comment as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, and the statement comes just after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the US state and highlighted the risk of possible unintended nuclear war with North Korea. [Is this another US false flag]?

. . . stockpiling nuclear weapons is against the teaching of the Catholic church . . . even for the purpose of deterrence.

As reporters boarded his plane bound for Chile, Vatican officials handed out a photograph taken in 1945 that shows a young Japanese boy carrying his dead brother on his shoulders following the US nuclear attack on Nagasaki . . .
Full story: shtfplan.com

Germany's 'Nazi Grandma' given Jail Term for Holocaust Denial

November 29, 2017 — 89-year-old Ursula Haverbeck, and her late husband were members of the Nazi party during the Second World War. The pair founded a now-banned education centre and she has written for a right-wing magazine where she has argued that the Holocaust never happened.

Haverbeck was initially sentenced to eight months in jail in 2016 after she claimed Auschwitz was not a concentration camp, in a letter to the mayor of the German town of Detmold. But after giving the judge and prosecutors leaflets entitled "Only the truth will set you free" during the appeal session she was given ten additional months of imprisonment. Her overall sentence was reduced to 14 months.

She has been convicted on five other occasions for similar charges of incitement of racial hatred, but she has remained free as her lawyers appealed.

Her lawyers plan on taking the case to a top regional court for a final appeal against the jail term. Full story: bbc.com


The Investigation Judgment

As Revelation 14 began with a prolepsis viewing 144,000 elect Israelites standing triumphant with the Lamb having overcome the beast and his image by grace through faith, Revelation 15 begins with another heavenly sign showing seven angels with seven plagues that execute God's wrath upon non-elect Gentiles after the close of their Church Age. Revelation 15:1, "And I saw another (Gk.) 'semeion' sign (supernatural portent) in the heaven, great and marvellous, [translated "miracle" or "wonder" in Revelation 12:1, 3; 13:13, 14; 16:14, and 19:20], seven angels having a commission to fulfil the seven last plagues; for in them God's fierce indignation is finished".

Before God does anything of great moment under the New Testament He makes an announcement in the heavens by a sign in the sky (Psalm 19:1-6), then a Seal opens and a mystery begins to unfold to His anointed messenger. As the angel to the Church Age preaches its Message the Gospel Trumpet declares a spiritual war, then a Judgment Trumpet strikes Israel with natural war for refusing to repent and receive the Gospel. A Church Age opens and the angel's Message pours a plague upon the non-elect, "a temporary judgment" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 126:4-5).

The churches that rose up out of the Pentecostal Revival began to denominate around 1909 just before three angels flew in mid-heaven crying, "Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth," by reason of Three Woes that will strike the earth in World Wars I, II, and III as pains for regeneration prior to the millennium (Matthew 24:8; Romans 8:19-23; Revelation 8:13; 9:12, 11:14, 15). In Newsletter 1004 CIA Director Mike Pompeo implied that the US would attack North Korea this coming March. And with "full spectrum dominance" the united States has plans to invade Russia, China and Iran, so we are very close to the end of the dispensation of grace, to the 'hot stage' of World War III, and Armageddon seven years thereafter.

The Prophet called the era from about 1909 to the end of our dispensation "the Investigation Judgment" (Ibid, p. 400:6; A Paradox, #64-0418B, par. 208). He qualified this by citing the worldwide visitations of Billy Graham representing Baptist and fundamental churches, Oral Roberts representing the Pentecostals, and William Branham revealing "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever . . . by discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart as it was in the days of Lot." At that time God and two created men visited Abraham and investigated the cities on the plain before "raining fire and brimstone from heaven and destroying them all" (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, p. 16:69, 155; Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 4:12). Billy Graham is now 99, Oral Roberts passed away in 2009, and William Branham in 1965. I think we can safely say that "the investigation judgment" is about over, let's get ready for the Fire-falling time. Separate yourself from all sin. Separate yourself from anything that pertains to the world. "Don't love the world or the things of the world".

Jesus said, "great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights [Brother Branham added, flying saucers, all kinds of things in the air], and great signs shall there be from heaven" (Luke 21:11). And Joel prophesied, "And I will show wonders in heaven above, [Brother Branham added, flying saucers and everything], and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke" (Acts 2:19).

The Prophet said, "You see these little pockets going through the air, they call "saucers," so forth . . . "Hear all these people come up missing?" You say, "Don't hear from them; they're standing there, and they're not there."

"That's the way the Rapture is going to be. One of them will drop right down, and this terrestrial body will take on a celestial body.
And they'll be . . . hide, hair, or bones left; it'll be transformed in a moment of time, dropping right out of space and taking that Home (I Corinthians 15:35-54). We see all this going on now, and the Pentagon wondering about these lights, and mystic lights, and everything they're seeing in the sky. You seen they had one here in the paper at Jeffersonville this week, and so forth, "a mystic light." So, oh, they don't know what that is. But listen, little children, It's going to pick you up, one of these days. See? See? Don't worry."

"Remember, Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Sodom."

"What happened just before Sodom? God came down with some angels, and they had an investigation judgment . . . It's doing the same thing today. [Billy Graham and Oral Roberts preaching to the churches in Sodom] . . ."


"Why, after a while, the Church, when It can stay in that place, and every seed has been brought to its spot, they'll be gone. They won't know what happened to them. One will be going one way. See? One will be going over to the pastor's house, and one will be going here, or down there, and, the first thing you know, they're not there. For Enoch which was the type, "God took him, and he was found not." Come down to investigate! The continuity, how the Enoch translation, a type . . . (Christ is Revealed in His own Word, 15:68-69).

Clour of February 28, 1963Brother Branham called them "investigating judgment angels." They appear as "mystic Clouds" of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1) like the Pillar of Cloud that manifest publicly over Flagstaff (Isaiah 11:10) Arizona on February 28, 1963 then caught up Brother Branham from Mount Sunset on March 8, 1963 to complete the constellation of themselves (Daniel 7:13; Revelation 1:14; Matthew 26:64). Following the trumpet judgment on Israel at the close of each Seal the non-elect church members had to submit to the ordeal of jealousy wherein they would imbibe the curse of their vows to Christ the Word their espoused Husband to discover any evidence of infidelity (Revelation 22:18-19). The vial, (Gk.) 'phiale,' a bowl or goblet having more breadth than depth, of God's wrath was drunk to distinguish and separate the righteous foolish virgins to the Word from the great whore's denominational harlot daughters. Unlike Israel's trumpets, these plagues are not sent forth as chastisement with a view to repentance and correction, but as judgment upon those who have obstinately refused to return, and as strokes upon those who, professing themselves to be Christians, are wilful, hardened, and deliberately hostile to Christ and His true Church. Under the plague of the Seventh Vial, the beast and his image will be stoned with "great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of one hundred pounds" (Exodus 9:18-25; Leviticus 20:10-13; Deuteronomy 22:21-25; Revelation 11:19).

Revelation 15:2-4 is a parenthesis: "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and those who were victorious over the beast and over his apostate (once) Protestant US image, and over the number of his name, standing beside the sea of glass, holding the harps of God." [So the annual three billion plus USD gifted by US Goyim to the modern faux Israel state of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Israeli Jews is funding those in league with the Judaeo-Roman church whom "God set at enmity with Adam's race" (Genesis 3:15; 27:39-41; Daniel 9:27; Malachi 1:1-5; Romans 9:13).

TabernacleThe brazen altar and the laver stood in the forecourt of the tabernacle. The laver was cast from the polished copper looking glasses offered by devout Israelite women who renounced the instrument of personal vanity for the sake of the higher beauty of holiness. The laver was a reservoir for water drawn into its base where the priests washed their hands and feet in nearing the altar and entering the sanctuary, on pain of death. The animal victims were washed in the same water before being offered on the brazen altar. Every worshipper entering the Presence must be sanctified by the washing of water by revelation of the Word (Matthew 3:15; Romans 12:1; Ephesians 5:21-27), for the Word of God is a mirror wherein we see ourselves and God's image reflected and is the means of sanctifying or cleansing (II Corinthians 3:18; James 1:23-25; Exodus 30:18-19; 38:8). In Revelation 4:6, "the water in the laver before the throne was as clear as transparent crystal" showing that the Church Age saints are all redeemed, Christ's mediation for PART-Word is fulfilled, and Redemption is Over. Predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word, Christ's end-time Bride was fully redeemed in Him on Calvary: His entire Body is now "raised up to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:6).

Solomon's molten sea before the mercy seat of the earthly temple was made of captured copper. The twelve oxen supporting the laver represent the twelve tribes of the priestly nation which cleansed itself here in the person of its priests to appear holy before the Lord. The "holy water" used in the ordeal of jealousy (Numbers 5:17), and in consecrating the Levites by purifying and sprinkling, was probably from this laver (Numbers 8:7), typing the true and efficacious sprinkling of Christ's blood on the conscience (Hebrews 9:9, 14, 27; 10:22; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 5:26). The purification of the priests typed the baptism of water and of the Spirit by those who are made kings and priests unto God (John 3:5; Revelation 1:5-6; 5:10). Not to be so washed entails loss.

From the diagram we see the Holy Spirit shone His Light from the Throne through the sevenfold Spirit lighting the seven stars under pre-eminence in His right hand, the angels to the seven lampstands or Church Ages. Their PART-Word shone the Light for their age into the laver. When John saw the laver in Revelation 4:6 the angels were back before the Throne, which is now a judgment seat. The water was clear as crystal signifying the Church Age saints were all washed and baptized into His Body. "Unless a man is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" (John 3:5).

"Faith comes by hearing, and understanding by the Word of God." We follow the Light reflected in the laver to justification by grace through faith and plight our troth by baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We advance from the Court to the Holy Place by sanctification; washed and sanctified, we are baptized into Christ's Body by the Word for our day and enter the Holy of Holies, separated from the world and walking in that Light (I John 1:7; II Peter 1:12).

In Revelation 15:2-4 the laver is mingled with Fire of the Holy Spirit purging the 144,000 tribulation saints taking victory over the beast and his image by martyrdom. "And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are Your works, O Lord, God the Almighty; just and true are Your ways, You King of the nations. Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your Name? For You alone are holy: for all the nations shall come and worship before You; for the righteousness of your judgments is manifest".

Here 144,000 elect Israelites confess our Lord Jesus Christ is indeed "Lord God the ALMIGHTY." As Abraham's new name meant "Father of the nations," his promised Seed and heir Jesus Christ is "Lord God the Almighty, the King of nations, the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ" (Jude 4). There is no trinity.

Israel's two prophets will show the 144,000 how the nation fell from Moses and the Prophets to Babylonian paganism, then devised the Babylonian Talmud that "makes the commandment of God of none effect" (Matthew 15:6), then murdered Messiah. They will then expound two thousand years of history under the Seven Trumpet judgments throughout the Christian dispensation, but the revelation will not quicken their souls until after the death, resurrection and ascension of their prophets. Revelation 14:6-11 showed us that Israel will be justified, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost, "So He might sanctify and cleanse the nation [in one day] with the washing of water by the Word" (Ephesians 5:26; I Corinthians 10:1-6), then sealed by blood in Revelation 15:2-4.

Moses and the Israelites' song of triumph (Exodus 15:1) has its antitype in the saints' "song of Moses and of the Lamb" (Revelation 15:3). "For Messiah Jesus, not the papal beast ruling one world government, is the King of nations" (Jeremiah 10:7). As Moses was leader of the Israelites under the Old Testament, Jesus is "the Captain" of those who conquer through Him (Romans 8:37-39; Revelation 12:11) in the antitype of the passage through the Red Sea under the Pillar of Cloud which was Israel's baptism (Exodus 15:1-21). Isaiah 12:1-6 foretells the song of the redeemed after the antitypical second exodus and deliverance at the Egyptian Sea.

"Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you alone are holy: for all nations (Psalm 22:27-31; Isaiah 66:23; Jeremiah 16:19) shall come and worship before you; for [the righteousness of] your judgments is made manifest".

Under the revelation of the Sixth Seal Brother Branham explained, "the Sixth Seal . . . was for a threefold purpose . . . The first thing was that the sleeping virgins had to go through the tribulation period for purification. She had to be purged of her sins of unbelief and rejecting the Message . . ."

"Now, she's not the Bride, but it's the church, the pure people that didn't have the opportunity, maybe, to receive the Message, or in some way that they were blinded by these false prophets, and they didn't get a chance . . . and God knows their heart, and here they're purged during this time."

"You notice that another purging time; that's for Israel when she gathers. That's the second fold. God purges Israel in the tribulation period. Out of the millions that'll gather there, there'll be a selected one hundred and forty-four thousand, and they will be purged also. God's purging Israel."

Notice, there is a whole earth to be purged . . . the moon, stars, and all nature will be purged . . . The earth is renewing herself, being purged, getting ready for the millennium . . . everything that's got any filth in it is to be purged during the Sixth Seal" (Ibid, p. 575, 1-4; Matthew 27:25).

Because Revelation 15:2-4 was a parenthesis, verses 5-7 should be read after verse 1, they pertain to the Seven Vials that have been poured out on nominal Christians after the close of each Church Age. "After these things [in the parenthesis describing the martyrdom of the foolish virgins and others whose names remain in the Book of Life, and 144,000 elect Israelites in the second half of the Week] I . . . [your name here] . . . looked again and saw the (Gk.) 'naos,' tabernacle of witness or Holy of Holies in the heaven [containing the Ark of the testimony and the tables of God's Law. God's faithfulness in avenging His people with judgments on their foes is about to be set forth on the strength of this perpetual witness of His presence among His people. And there came out from the temple the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in linen pure and glistening [to signify the righteousness of these judgments], and girt about the breast with golden girdles [as judges]. [As we have already stated, these plagues are poured out on those who have refused to return, or have rejected the sanctuary, the tabernacle of witness, which the Lord pitched among men, and who have refused, like obstinate builders, the Capstone which has become the head of the corner]. And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden vials full of the anger of God, who lives forever and ever."

Verse 8, "And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished".

As in the wilderness (Exodus 40:34-35), and as at the dedication of Solomon's temple (I Kings 8:10-11), the tokens of God's presence filled the temple, so it is now, but with a difference: it is smoke, not cloud, which is the symbol of God's presence. "As Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole Mount quaked greatly," (Exodus 19:18). This vision most nearly corresponds with that of Isaiah 6; there the prophet beheld the vision of God; His train filled the temple, and the house was filled with smoke; a Message of judgment was given to the prophet; it declared that the sin of the people had reached a climax: they had trifled with convictions, and henceforth the words of God's servants would harden rather than awaken them. "Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes . . ." till the desolating judgments had fallen. A type of Revelation 15:7-8 and the condemnations in the letters to each of the angels to the Church. The days of warning are over: the plagues which now fall will fall on those who have trifled with convictions: the sanctuary which was opened as a refuge is now closed (Revelation 9:13-14): none can enter till the plagues have descended. The time has come when the judgments of God fail to stir the conscience which has been deadened by sin; the day when the gracious influences towards repentance was felt has passed. The word that has been spoken is about to descend in judgment).

Did I hear someone say "Los Angeles"? Brother Branham proclaimed, "The Day of vengeance of our God" (Isaiah 61:2b), "And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done" (Revelation 16:17). The New Testament saints may enter the temple, let the first resurrection and translation of "we who are alive and remain" commence. nl1008.htm

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Revelation Chapter 14 – Israel's Regeneration and Martyrdom

Bible Believers' Newsletter 1007

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Android PhoneOur feature article, "Revelation Chapter 14 – Israel's Regeneration and Martyrdom," is set in the latter half of Daniel's Seventieth Week where we find the nation of Israel, all 144,000 of them, born-again and accounted seated in heavenly places in the Presence of and fellowship with the Lamb pending imminent martyrdom for the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. The battle of Armageddon is waiting in the wings. Please do not skip studying the contents of some very important links in the main article of this Newsletter.

In addition to this week's news stories which describe ongoing examples of US belligerence which confirms the apostasy of the Christian churches (so-called), we submit a wonderful testimony from Brother Boyd Reneau, and a brief article elaborating on the Rapture and body change.

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

'A Strange Coincidence': US Spy Plane circled near Russian Base during Massive Drone Attack

January 9, 2018 — The Russian military in Syria thwarted a massive drone attack at the Khmeimim air base and Russian Naval point in the city of Tartus on January 6, intercepting 13 heavily armed UAVs launched by terrorists . . . noting . . . a US spy plane spotted in the area . . . during the time of the attack. Russian Ministry of Defense . . . demonstratively pointed out that the technology used in the attack was telling. Advanced training in engineering in "one of the developed countries" would be necessary to program the principal controllers and bomb-release systems of an aircraft-type combat drone, the Russian statement stressed and added that "not everyone is also able to get exact [attack] coordinates from the space surveillance data." Full story: zerohedge.com

John 16:13-15 Manifest: soon comes the Earthquake ending the Gentile Dispensation

"When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth: for He will not speak on His own account but will say whatever He hears, and He will make known to you what is to take place. He will glorify Me: for He will take what is Mine and declare it to you. Everything the Father has is Mine: therefore I said, that He will take from what is mine and declare it to you".

Monday January 8, 2018 at 18:42 I received this email from our Brother (and contributor to our Newsletter), Boyd Reneau:

> I had a strange dream about a week ago . . . I was walking by the sea side and did not realize when I had entered the sea and it had covered me, but the water was clear, clear as crystal, I could see way out to the horizon to the bottom of the sea in living colour. Other people were there and even houses or little buildings. Blissful hardly describes the heavenly feeling I experienced. I was breathing just as I normally would on land and there was no upthrust as when you are in a normal body of water. Habakkuk's words, "The Earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" is the only thing that comes to mind. Perhaps it could signal a glorious time ahead for Christ bride, what do you think?.

I replied: Your strange dream seems to be an assurance from the Lord that whatever should transpire in Belize, you are vouchsafed.

Tuesday January 9, 2018 4:48 PM I have received this email from our Brother:

> A 7.8 earthquake just struck east of Belize City. A tsunami warning is in effect and if any waves are coming our way it will be in about an hour's time (10:30 PM local time)

> I'm calling the brethren and we are trusting the Lord to see us safely through. Keep us in prayer.

Comment: About two hours after the quake, the center said the threat had passed, withdrawing all tsunami advisories connected with the quake. The tremors were felt in Belize's capital, Belize City, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever." His grace was upon us as His people and it was extended to the countries around. I heard on the news a major hotel was cracked as a result of the quake and I am sure other buildings sustained damages that will be determined in daylight hours. An initial check shows our house intact and I have not heard anything negative from the brethren.

We had to leave home for a higher sturdier place in case possible incoming waves were higher than expected. We have never been in such a situation before and we live less than a mile from the seaside, we had to get higher to safety as many others in the city. Emergency shelters were opened sometime around 9:45pm.

The Scripture I believe I was led to read just before we prayed as a family was Psalm 89:8-9, "Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you. You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them".

That was a blessing all by itself. Thank you for praying and sending the request to several of the brethren—we bless the Lord our God for all His goodness. He stilled those waves so even the 3ft to 5ft waves predicted did not lift themselves up to our shores. He is granting our requests to build much greater faith for that hour that will very soon be upon us which is the manifestation of the sons of God. Glory to His Name.

US Winks, Israel Bites? The Escalation Scenario. The War on Iran is 'On Hold'?

January 4, 2018 — The war on Iran project . . . on the drawing board . . . since the mid-nineties . . . "In early 2003 . . . the Army had already begun . . . an analysis for a full-scale war with Iran . . . US and British planners conducted a Caspian Sea war game . . And Bush directed the US Strategic Command to draw up a global strike war plan for an attack against [non-existent] Iranian weapons of mass destruction [Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program nor is there any evidence that they were trying to develop one. Like Saddam's fictitious Weapons of Mass Destruction, "Iran's nukes" are largely a myth created to justify nonstop US-Israeli aggression . . .

Iran has no nukes, no nuclear weapons program, and no sinister nuclear project aimed at blowing up Israel or the United States. It's all 100 percent bunkum conjured up by the same propagandists in the establishment media who concocted the mobile weapons labs, the yellowcake uranium, the aluminium tubes, curveball and the myriad other cockamamie fabrications that preceded the invasion of Iraq.

It's also worth noting that "Forty-five US military bases encircle Iran, with over 125,000 troops in close proximity" and that both Republican and Democratic presidents have repeatedly expressed their support for regime change in Tehran. Moreover, the vast majority of Senators and Congressmen have frequently expressed their contempt for Iran while supporting covert activities to destabilize the government or punish the people. Ideally, Trump and his lieutenants would like to replace the Islamic clerics who currently rule Iran, with a puppet like the Shah who privatized oil production, ruled the country with an iron fist, and faithfully followed Washington's diktats to the letter.

CIA logoThe Shah's reign of terror lasted a full 40 years during which time his CIA-trained secret police, the SAVAK, rounded up and tortured millions of innocent Iranians who were then systematically subjected to "whipping and beating, electric shocks, extraction of teeth and nails, boiling water pumped into the rectum, heavy weights hung on the testicles, tying the prisoner to a metal table heated to a white heat, inserting a broken bottle into the anus, and rape." This is how the United States brought freedom and democracy to the people of Iran under the Shah. Check it out] . . .

US foreign policy is to encourage America's allies "to do the dirty work on our behalf" . . . [but] Israel and the Zionist Lobby . . . Netanyahu and the Presidents of the 52 Major Jewish American Organizations are leading President Trump, like a puppy on a leash, into a major war with Iran . . . Trump has swallowed this fantasy wholesale and is pushing our nation toward war . . . (James Petras, Global Research, October 27, 2017) . . . US military controls Israel's Air Defense . . . Israel would not be able to act unilaterally against Iran . . . war on Iran, were it to occur would be a joint US-Israeli endeavour . . .

US hegemony is threatened in the broader Middle East Central Asian region. The structure of alliances and "cross-cutting coalitions" in 2018 does not favour a US-led military operation against Iran . . . While a conventional war on Iran is currently on hold, the US has indelibly opted for nonconventional warfare including destabilization, economic sanctions, infiltration, cooptation and regime change . . . its longtime strategic option of inducing its closest allies including Saudi Arabia and Israel to "wage war on its behalf" . . . a first strike tactical nuclear weapons attack is still "on the table." So are intelligence . . . recruitment of hired "jihadist" terrorists, the funding of insurgencies . . . a panoply of nonconventional weapons systems including electromagnetic, chemical and biological weapons). War is a criminal undertaking which is supported by the US media . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: Should Israel and the US attack Iran shortly before earthquakes sink Los Angeles and divide the Mount of Olives, I doubt Russia and China will need to aid Iran's. Rather Israel will be utterly defeated as Zechariah and Jesus Christ prophesied, and Russia will invade and briefly occupy mainland USA as Ezekiel, Jesus, and Brother Branham prophesied. Retired army major general and incoming Liberal senator Jim Molan has raised concerns over the US capability to help Australia in the event of a military crisis. The united States is the image unto the beast" of Revelation 13:13-18. Syrian pro-government activists viewed the visit of the [US proxy] Free Syrian Army as another attempt by Washington to destabilize the situation in Syria and reignite the war that slowed down after the de-facto defeat of ISIS.

The 'Rapture'

Three is a witness. We find three raptures in the Old Testament: Enoch (Genesis 5:24), Elijah (II Kings 2:11), and Jesus Christ who had to die and then rapture for He is the Keystone between the Old and the New Testaments (Matthew 27:45-53). The first rapture in the New Testament was Lazarus (John 11:43-44), the second will be the catching away of the Bride (I Thessalonians 4:12-18), and the third will be the two witnesses of Revelation 11:11-12.

Enoch, one man called out from the seventh generation from the first Adam and translated types Christ's end-time Bride called out from Laodicea, the seventh generation from the last Adam, and translated (Jude 14). Clearly Cain was not Adam's son else Enoch would be Adam's eighth generation.

The rapture is the threefold PROCESS as Paul expounded in I Thessalonians 4:16-17, "Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a Shout, and with the Voice of the Archangel, and with the Trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." In actual fact, represented by John the revelator, every member of Christ's end-time Bride was accounted caught up in Revelation 4.

The Lord descended from heaven upon Mount Sunset in the Coronado State Forest, forty miles north east of Tucson on March 8, 1963 with the Book of Redemption open in His left hand, "and cried with a loud Voice, as when a lion roars" (Revelation 10:1-6). The "shout" was Brother Branham's Message: "Behold the Bridegroom, come ye out [from your man-made denominational church] to meet Him [without the camp]"  (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4). "Jesus came from Heaven with ten thousands times ten thousands of His Saints, and the Bible says that "the Heavens was empty for the space of a half hour" (I Thessalonians 4:14; Jude 14; Revelation 8:1). Where is this big fellow, God, then? See? He's in Christ!" There is NO trinity in your Bible (The Sardisean Church Age, p. 348, 96).

The 'rapture' is a revelation that separates Christ's end-time Bride from the things of the world by unfolding the mystery of the seven unknown thunders which are the mysteries contained in the Seven Seals. It is these divinely revealed mystery truths that literally turn the hearts of the children to the faith of their Pentecostal fathers as they receive the "shout" of the Message of the Prophet of Malachi 4:5, 6b and Revelation 10:7. This is the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 rousing the virgins from denominational slumber to "make themselves ready for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the sky, dressed in the righteous works of the saints" (Revelation 19:7-9). This Message is Christ Himself—the fullness of "the Word spoken by the mouth of ALL God's holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:23; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7).

The second stage of this process is the "Voice of [Christ] the Archangel" speaking within their heart to confirm the Message from Genesis to Revelation and bring them to maturity in "the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation" (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19).

The third stage is the Seventh Trump that will mark the close of the Christian dispensation of grace and call the resurrection of the Church Age saints— dispensation by dispensation while "we who are alive and remain" manifest by the 'third pull' that we are the Sons of God, not as a public display, but for our necessities and to built faith for translation grace.

Jesus said "no man knows the day nor the hour," He did NOT say no man could know the year, month or week in which His coming was to be completed. Leviticus 23:4-21 informs us of the month and week, as does Matthew 27:50-53, our type. On Nisan 14 (which will be March 30 in 2018), "Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many".

Rome and her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches will soon "crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame," ending the dispensation of grace (Hebrews 6:6). This blasphemy will be marked by "a great earthquake such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great" (Revelation 16:18) at the manifestation of the Seventh Trump, Sixth Seal and Seventh Vial, expounded at length in Newsletters 1004-1006 in which we have pointed to what we understand will be the year. Three days later, that is, on Nisan 16 (which in 2018 will be April 1, the first day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal Feast), the resurrection of the Church Age saints will commence.

Christ's end-time Bride will quickly become a hunted and persecuted little group warning friends and loved ones to renounce and refuse "the mark of the beast" which is trinitarianism. However at this time, "there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken" (Luke 21:25-26). The churches being organised and experienced in crisis and emergency relief but oblivious to spiritual realities, and the nations under martial law, we will be reported to civil authorities. In our type, "many of the saints which slept will arise . . . and appear to many" (Matthew 27:53).

After the Church Age saints have put on glorified flesh, one will appear to you; your recognition of that individual will "raise faith in you to change in the atoms and be caught up together with them in the Clouds, to meet the Lord in the air . . . when the Day of Pentecost has fully come" again.


Revelation Chapter 14 – Israel's Regeneration and Martyrdom

Revelation 13:13-14: "The united States worked great wonders, raining [nuclear] fire down from heaven [upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki] in the sight of men. By such wonders it is allowed to work in the presence of the [Papal Roman] beast, transcending the common course of nature, it deceives those who dwell on the earth, bidding them to make a [Protestant] image to the beast which had the wound by a sword, and yet lived".

This development will unite the nations behind a Vatican-led federation to rescue the capitalist system from takeover by the Eastern Bloc following the failure of the USD upon the sinking of Los Angeles, much of California, offshore devastation, the brief 'hot stage' of World War III, Israel's utter defeat, the invasion of mainland USA and collapse of the global economy. as prophesied by Moses, Daniel and Jesus, Rome in covenant with the Jewish international banksters will very soon refinance the USD with gold backing and rule one totalitarian world government unto the consummation.

"When the Bride is translated to glory the tribulation period sets in upon the sleeping virgin for three and a half years while Israel is getting its prophecy; then [in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week] tribulation sets in upon Israel: the battle of Armageddon destroys all things. Then the Bride returns with the Groom for the millennium reign of a thousand years; after that comes the White Throne Judgment followed by the new heavens and new earth and the New City comes down from God out of heaven. Eternity and time blend together" (COD, p. 1,160:Q392).

Papal keysRevelation 14 follows Revelation 13:15-18: "And [the united States] had power to give life to this World Council of Churches, so that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause those who would not make obeisance to the image of the beast to be killed. And it causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to be marked in their right hand [indicating servitude], or in their foreheads [signifying receipt of trinitarian dogma]: so that no man might buy or sell unless he has the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name [VICARIVS FILII DEI, which means substitute for Christ, or in place of the Holy Spirit]. Here is wisdom. Let he who has understanding count the number of the beast [5 + 1 + 100 + 1 + 5 + 1 + 50 + 1 + 1 + 500 + 1 = 666] for it is the number of a man [the Pope]; and his number is six hundred threescore and six".

NATO logo"At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken (Isaiah 28:18; Daniel 9:27; 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 17:11-17). Rome and her allies then send their troops [NATO and the Black Nobility's 'coalition of the willing'] to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Jews Israelites. But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the Coming of the Son of man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth [(Zechariah 12:1-8; Revelation 11:18)]. With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000 (Zechariah 12:9 – 13:9). Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life" (Genesis 45:5). Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 41).

Throughout the Book of Revelation John represent's Christ's end-time Bride receiving the revelation of the unsealed Book from William Branham, "the seventh angel" and prophet of Revelation 10:7, the sole person to whom Jesus revealed the mystery of the Sealed Book (Revelation 1:1). So wherever you read "I," replace it with your name as a member of Christ's end-time Bride who will not see death.

Revelation 14:1, (your name here . . . . . "turned away from the beast and his image (in Revelation 13:14-18); my attention was drawn to a new vision. And, lo, the Lamb standing on the Mount Zion, and with Him a hundred and forty-four thousand chosen [blood Israelites (Revelation 7:4)—not a self-styled Jew among them] having His Father's Name [singular] written in their foreheads" signifying adoption (Revelation 7:3-4). As in Matthew 28:19, Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38-39, His Name is "LORD JESUS CHRIST." God is One Person, there is no trinity.

Revelation 14 is set after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week and the sealing of the 144,000 elect Israelites. Jeremiah 31:33-34, "This shall be the [New] Covenant that I will make with the house of Israel . . . says the Lord, I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be My people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they will all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, said the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more".

Isaiah 66:1-10 implies that God will disregard Israel's third (Hebrews 10:11-25). Israel's non-Semitic first Prime Minister David ben Gurion proposed would be a "UN shrine of the prophets [presumably including Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Herbert W. Armstrong, Benjamin Creme, Menachem Mendel Schneerson] to serve the federated union of all continents" the same abomination as that planned by Vatican II (Look Magazine, January 16, 1962; Amos 3:3). For "The heaven is His throne, and the earth is His footstool [on which I set My feet overruling all of its affairs according to My will, and the place of His rest]," and in the millennium the 144,000 will themselves be His Temple as is His Bride today. Likewise in the renewed heavens and renewed earth an external temple will no longer exist (Revelation 21:22-23).

I Corinthians 3:16, "Don't you know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?"

In John 4:21-24 Jesus said, "An hour is coming when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father . . . But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth [revelation]: for such people the Father seeks to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth." Since Calvary and the Day of Pentecost external ritual and ceremony, from persons void of faith and virtue, destitute of true piety, was no more worthy in His sight than the material temple.

Israel CrestIsaiah 66:5-10, "Listen to the Message of the Lord, you who stand in awe of His Word: your brethren who hate you and spurn you for My sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified that we may see your joy, but they shall be confounded. Listen, a thunderous Voice from the city, a Voice from the temple, a Voice of the Lord rendering recompense to His enemies. Before Zion travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child [the regenerated Israel of God—all 144,000 of them]. Who ever heard of such a thing? Who ever saw its like? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Shall a nation be born in one day? for as soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery? says the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? says your God. Be joyful with Jerusalem and rejoice for her, all you who love her. Be exceedingly glad with her, all you who mourn over her" (Revelation 11:18-19).

Also in Revelation 14:1-5 we see the 144,000 sealed pending martyrdom. Verses 2-5, "And I heard a Voice from the heaven, as a Voice of many waters [multitudes], and as a Voice of great thunder," the voice or revelation of these born-again Israelites is now "the mind of Christ" (I Corinthians 2:16; Colossians 1:27). As in Revelation 4:5 God spoke to His church through seven measures of His Spirit anointing seven men whose "voices (plural), speaking with thunder and lightning" anointed the saints predestinated to their Age, the voices of the new-born Israelites speak as one "Voice which I heard as the sound of harpers harping with their harps. And they sing as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the elders," [the Old Testament saints and Christ's glorified Bride of ALL Ages in heaven (Revelation 7:9-10)]. When the true anointed of God speak, it is the Voice of God, and to reject its Message is to remove the lampstand. The song is new only in comparison with Moses' song of redemption for it is, in truth, as old as God's eternal purpose. They sing in anticipation of martyrdom certain of sure victory over Satan's trinity, the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet (Revelation 13; 15:2-3; 16:13).

"And no one on earth was able to learn the song but the hundred and forty-four thousand that were bought from the earth [as only their names were written in the Lamb's Book of Life]. These are they who were not defiled with women [—Rome and her (once Protestant) harlot daughter churches]; for they are virgins [to the Word]. These are they who follow the Lamb whithersoever He may go. These were bought from among men, being a first fruit unto God and the Lamb. And no falsehood was found in their mouth: for they are blameless".

Israel is our servant nation, the 144,000 are the Bride's attendants, typed by the eunuchs who served the king's harem (Matthew 19:12). Unlike Christ's Bride they cannot pass the Life through the Body so their number is precisely 144,000. The eunuchs were the keepers of the bridal chambers. Notice that they do not sit in the throne but are before the throne. They are not in the bride but they will be in the glorious millennial reign.

Verses 6-11 form a parenthesis wherein we encounter the three angels to the Reformation of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic system of false worship. "And I saw another angel flying in the mid-heaven, having the everlasting Gospel, to declare glad tidings unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and tribe, and tongue, and people, saying with a great voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and fountains of waters." This was Martin Luther announcing the final judgment by the eternal Gospel: the just shall live by faith alone.

"And another, second angel followed saying, Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen, that great city, who gave all nations to drink of the wine of the rage of her fornication [idolatry]." This was the angel John Wesley who restored scriptural holiness in the Church, which requires separation from the things of the world unto Christ the Word without distraction (I Corinthians 7:34-35).

"And another, third angel followed them, saying with a great voice, If anyone worships the wild beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead, or in his hand, he also shall drink of the wine of the anger of God, which is poured out undiluted [by grace and hope] into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever: and those who worship the wild beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name have no rest day or night. Here is the endurance of the [Israelite] saints who keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."

The third angel was William Branham (1909-1965) whose ministry "restored the faith once delivered to the saints" (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11; Jude 3), "finished the mystery of God" (Amos 3:7; Romans 16:25; Revelation 10:7), and introduced Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming "as a thief" (Matthew 24:3b, 27, 30, 37, 39; Revelation 3:3; 10:1-4; 16:15). He revealed the mysteries of the Seven Thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It is these divinely revealed 'mystery-truths' that literally turn the hearts of the children to the apostolic faith. His Message warned the wise and foolish virgins to come out of Babylon, and be filled with the Spirit to escape the mark of the beast.

Justification by grace through faith, sanctification, and the baptism with the Holy Ghost will transform the 144,000 into "written epistles" of the Word for their day atone with the faith of Jesus Christ.

Throughout seven Church Ages the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals: in consequence "our knowledge was fragmentary and our ministry imperfect" (I Corinthians 13:9). As mediator, Christ the Son of God received the Word for the Age and "winked at this ignorance" of the fullness so that an election could be born-again. The Reformation of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic system of false worship ended in 1963 when Christ fulfilled Revelation 4, 5, and 10:1-7, "loosed the Seven Seals" and revealed their mystery through His prophet, William Branham. The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form in the prophetic office Son of man as King of kings and Judge (John 5:27). "Since that which is compete, the fullness of the Word has come, that which was fragmentary—PART-Word and Christ's mediation—was done away" (I Corinthians 13:10), and Redemption is over. Christ's end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites, being predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word by revelation of the Seven Seals or revelation of the Seven Trumpet mysteries have no need of mediation and were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary.

When the last Trumpet sounds the harvest will be complete, the Day of the Lord will commence the vintage to try, sift and purge 144,000 elect Israelites in "the time of Jacob's trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 12:10; Zechariah 13:7b-9; Malachi 3:2-6; Revelation 6:11; 12:12-17), thereafter judgment will smite His enemies and theirs (Revelation 13:8; 19:19-21).

Verses 12-13 follow verse 5, as verses 6-11 are in parenthesis and describe how the elect 144,000 must persevere to endure martyrdom and not yield to the mark of the beast. "Here is the perseverance of the Israelite saints, who keep the Commandments of God [not the Talmudic traditions of men that make the Word of God of none effect (Matthew 15:1-9)], and the faith of Jesus".

Revelation 13:7-13, "And the [Satan-incarnate] Papal beast was allowed to make war with the Israelite saints and to conquer them: and authority was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all who dwell on earth, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, will worship him. If any man has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints".

"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth [the American buffalo signifying the united States]; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like the dragon. He exercises the full authority of the first beast in his presence, whose deadly wound was healed. He works great miracles, makes atomic fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and forces the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast".

Revelation 14:13, "I heard a voice from the heaven say, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth: Yea, said the Spirit, they are indeed blessed in dying as martyrs "for the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus Christ" they shall enter their rest" (Matthew 27:25; Revelation 6:11).

Verses 14-20 describe the martyrdom of the 144,000 elect Israelites. Brother Branham helps us to place these events chronologically.

"And I saw, and beheld a white cloud, and sitting upon the cloud was one like [Messiah Jesus] the Son of man, having upon His head a golden crown of victory [the hour of conquest is at hand] (Psalm 21:3; Daniel 7:13-14; Matthew 26:64; Revelation 19:11-21). As the Lamb on Mount Zion in verse 1 Christ was standing; here as the Warrior King He appears seated on the white cloud to execute judgment on the world, and in His hand a sharp sickle to harvest the vintage".

Joel 3:12-14, "Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: go in and tread, for the wine press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near, in the valley of decision".

Revelation 1:7, "Behold, He comes with clouds; and EVERY eye shall see Him, and they also who pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen."

"He is coming. Jesus is coming. God is coming. The Prophet is coming. The Priest and King is coming. The ALL in ALL is coming. Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen. He is coming. He is coming in clouds, Clouds of glory as when He was seen upon the Mount of Transfiguration, and His garments were shining as the power of God enfolded Him."

Matthew 17:1-8, "After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves, and He was transfigured before them: and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with Him".

Three is a witness: Peter, James and John represent the 144,000 elect Israelites while "Moses and Elijah" type two Hebrew prophets with the same enduement (Zechariah 4:12-14; Matthew 24:31; Revelation 11:3-12) who will separate them from among their brethren who return to the Land of the Covenant in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week after the mass exodus of Jews to their homelands of Khazaria, Lower Mongolia, etc., following Israel's utter defeat in the brief 'hot stage' of the ongoing World War III.

"Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. [Three denominations]? While he was speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a Voice out of the cloud, said, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased; hear Him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were much afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus alone".

Israel's two prophets will be martyred by the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church after she abrogates the covenant with the Jewish banksters in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Daniel 9:27; 12:7; Revelation 11:3-12).

"And EVERY eye shall see Him. That means this is not the Rapture." [The rapture is the threefold PROCESS explained by Paul in I Thessalonians 4:16. It commenced after the Lord opened the Seven Seals, descended with the Book open in His hand on March 8, 1963, and revealed its mystery through His Prophet between March 17 and 24, 1963 (Revelation 10:1-7). The "Shout" was the Prophet's Message (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4). The "Voice of the Archangel" is Christ whispering His amours in the heart of His Bride and placing the Message from Genesis to Revelation to bring her to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:52). This is where Christ's Bride is today, fifty-five years after the commencement of "the silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" (Revelation 8:1). The "Trump" will sound the close of the Gentile dispensation, herald the first resurrection and call Israel to their feast of Trumpets]. This is when Christ comes to take over His rightful place as World Ruler. This is when those who have pierced Him with their creeds and denominational doctrines shall mourn, and all the people shall wail in terror because of Him Who is the Word. Christ's Bride will have been resurrected and translated to the Wedding Supper for almost seven years when EVERY Eye sees Him. At this time the rapture will be past history.

"This is the revelation story of Zechariah 12:9-14. Zechariah prophesied this about 2,500 years ago. It is just about to take place. Listen. "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me Whom they have pierced . . ."

This will be Israel's belated recognition of Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming toward the end of the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week shortly before Armageddon. "What we have read in Revelation and in Zechariah come right after the tribulation. The Church of the first-born does not go through the tribulation."

"At that time it says that God is going to pour out His Spirit upon the house of Israel. It is the same Spirit that was poured upon the Gentiles in their day. "And they shall look upon Me Whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and they shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart . . ." and each one of the houses apart when He comes in clouds of glory at His Second Coming. Those Jews that pierced Him shall see Him as it says in another Scripture, "Whence did You get those wounds?" and He will say, "In the house of My friends." Not only will it be a mournful time for the Jews who rejected Him as Messiah, but it will be a mournful time for those left of the Gentiles who have rejected Him as the Saviour of this day."

"There'll be weeping and wailing. The sleeping virgins will be wailing. They represent the church that refused to get oil (symbol of the Holy Spirit) in their lamps (symbol of the body or holder of the oil) until it was too late. It wasn't that they were not good people. They were virgins and that signifies a high moral order. But they didn't have oil in their lamps so they were cast out where there was wailing and gnashing of teeth . . ."

"The Bride will be taken off the earth. She will be caught up before the great tribulation to meet her Lord in the air. For three and one-half years while the retributive wrath of God is poured out, she will be in the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then will He return, leaving His Bride in "His Father's house," while He makes Himself known to His brethren" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 36–42).

Verse 15-16, "And another angel forth came out of the temple (Revelation 10:1-2; 11:1, 18-19), crying with a great voice to Him who sat upon the cloud, Send forth Your sickle, and reap: for the hour is come to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And He who sat on the Cloud cast His sickle over the earth; and the earth was reaped".

There is a difference between the vintage and the harvest. There is an autumn gladness about the harvest: there are tokens of judgment in the vintage. It is not the sharp sickle alone which is required: the winepress, the winepress of God's wrath, is called into use. "An angel from the (Gk.) 'naos' or sanctuary calls to the Son of man [it is time] to reap the harvest. Then another angel came from the sanctuary (Revelation 11:18-19) which is in the heaven, he also having a sharp sickle".

"And another angel, who has authority over fire; came out [NOT from the sanctuary but from the altar], where the blood of the sacrifice was poured, beneath which covering "the souls of non-elect Israelites martyred under the Fifth Seal for the Word of God and the testimony which they held cried with loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true do you not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth" (Revelation 6:9-10). "The vintage, the hour of vengeance, has come!" Significantly the angel to whom this cry is addressed comes forth from the Temple, for "judgment must begin at the house of God" (I Peter 4:17), and it is fit "to recompense tribulation to the troublers of Israel" whose blood is now to cover the earth (Exodus 23:22; II Thessalonians 1:6; Revelation 14:20).

"And he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, Send forth your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for her grapes are ripe [for punishment] (Joel 3:13; Matthew 13:39-41). And the angel swung his sickle into the earth, and gathered the clusters of the vine of the earth [of wicked and earthly men, whose vine is the vine of Sodom, for her grapes are fully ripe; their wickedness very great, their iniquity full, the measure of their sins filled up; they are fitted for destruction and ripe for ruin] (Deuteronomy 32:32-43; Ezekiel 15:2-5; Joel 3:13).

Verses 19-20, "And the angel cast in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God because its grapes are not what God looked for considering its careful culture, but "wild grapes" (Isaiah 5:1-30). And the winepress was trodden [in the vineyard] without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs".

"How striking it must've been. Think of it. The Messiah. Why did they fail to see Him? Because their very leaders that ought to have knowed Him, that ought to have been versed in the Scriptures, that ought to have been understanding of the Scriptures, they belittled this Man and said, "He's an illegitimate child to begin with." We wouldn't believe that. Years later we don't believe that; we would die for the purpose to say that He was a virgin born Son. And it'll come to pass someday that the very things that we see Jehovah doing today, men in the ages to come, if there is, will die for the thing that we're talking about today. You'll have to do it when the mark of the beast comes on, and they're not allowed to preach the Gospel this way" (This Day this Scripture is Fulfilled, p. 8:65). nl1007.htm

Pass it on . . . please send this article to someone you knowBrother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Power of the Spoken Word

Bible Believers' Newsletter 1006

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now . . ."
ISSN 1442-8660
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we wish you a Happy and blessed New Year in 2018. We are pleased to see your smiling face.

Android Phone We are looking forward to the close of the Gentile or Christian dispensation, to the manifestation of the Sons of God, our change in the atoms and translation to the Wedding Supper in the air. This will require us to exercise the 'third pull' by "The Power of the Spoken Word," and this is the title of our main article. Following Newsletters 1004 and 1005 we provide additional information demonstrating the power of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska which was "spoken" by Brother Branham. The Prophet declared it was "beginning of the sign of time" Jesus promised in Matthew 24:3b and 30, an evidence assuring us of the vastly more powerful earthquake that will sink Los Angeles and a huge section of earth's crust.

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

Of Billionaires, Fiscal Paradises, the World's Debt, & the Victims

January 2, 2018 — Bloomberg's Billionaires Index covers only the 500 richest people . . . they have increased their wealth by 1 trillion dollars in just one year. Their fortunes went up by 23% to top a comfortable 5 trillion dollars (the US budget is now at 3.7 trillion). That obviously means an equivalent reduction for the rest of the population, which has lost those trillion dollars . . . the amount of money circulation remains the same; no new money has been printed to accommodate the 500 richest billionaires! . . . China has now surpassed the US, with 594 billionaires . . .

The Institute for International Finance estimates that at the end of 2017 the global debt—private and public—would have reached a staggering 226 trillion dollars, more than three times global annual economic output . . . Globalisation is obviously rewarding capitals, not human beings. Well, this is having an impact on politics, and not the best one. There is everywhere an increasing number of losers, especially in rich countries, also because of technological development, and shift in consumption . . .
Full story: human-wrongs-watch.net

Israel & Palestine: the Maps tell the True Story

Palestine
The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with. The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

How does a defensive action result in the total conquest of someone else's lands? The answer is that it does not. Israel is the aggressor. The maps of Israel then and now prove it . . . Another claim that Israel likes to make is that Palestine never really existed to start with. "How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to" Golda Maier PM, March 8, 1969. "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed" June 15, 1969.

"The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina"  (Exodus 15:14).

"Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times" (Isaiah 14:29, 31).

"Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompense? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompense upon your own head" (Joel 3:4).

And again, the maps tell a different story . . . The History of Palestine—Jews Israelites and Arabs do NOT have a thousand year history of animosity! . . . [note Google's YouTube has deleted some videos] . . . Full story: whatreallyhappened.com

Comment: One year after the ides of Nisan, likely in 2018, a mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Israeli Jews from Palestine will allow genuine sons of Jacob to return to the Land of the Covenant for their redemption without "fear of the Jews" (Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:6-16; 27:13; 49:17; Zechariah 14:2; Matthew 24:29-31, etc).

Syria 2011 all over again? Watch as Kurdish, Islamist Groups call for a Violent Uprising in Iran

December 30, 2017 — In Syria in 2011, peaceful protesters calling for economic and political reforms had their peaceful protests hijacked by armed Muslim Brotherhood [CIA, MI6, Saudi Arabia] fanatics who fired upon security forces, allowing for the protests to descend into a civil war. The same is now occurring in Iran . . . violence has been agitated by imperialist shills who are spreading fake news that the protests are about regime-change in Iran . . . details of a colour revolution descending can also be read here . . . this truly bares resemblance to what occurred in Syria in 2011.
Full story: fort-russ.com

Comment: While Russia strives to move Syria on from a stage of war and bloody anarchy to one of peace, stability and reconstruction—by inviting all parties to next month's Sochi conference to agree a roadmap including a new constitution and presidential and parliamentary elections—the US and Israel are drawing up plans to detonate the region and plunge it into new wars on the pretext of confronting the Iranian threat . . . White House later confirmed the existence of the agreement . . . the coming year may prove to be a frightening one for the US and its Israeli ally . . . try their luck . . . outcomes will definitely not be to their liking. For the region is changing—and fast (raialyoum.com).

Lethally shooting around 20 or Iranians through New Year's day, including at least one policeman, suggests foreign interference . . . around 27 percent of the new hash tags against Iran are generated by the Saudi government . . . Israel's dirty hands are involved . . . so-called People's Mujahedin of Iran . . . CIA-supported group calls for toppling the Islamic Republic violently.

Will mainland USA be invaded and briefly garrisoned in the first quarter 2018? (William Branham, The Handwriting on the Wall, #58-0101, p. 11:84-91; #58-0309, p. 19:152-155).

The Quad: US searches Edge of Asia for Allies to contain Beijing

December 28, 2017 — The so-called Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad)—a coalition of sorts counting the United States, India, Australia, and Japan as members. Promoted by familiar corporate-financier funded policy think tanks, the Quad is being portrayed as a step past Washington's ill-fated "pivot to Asia" to address its waning power in the region . . . including US efforts to undermine, overthrow, and replace with obedient client regimes the governments of several ASEAN states including Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia . . .

Another component was a series of artificial conflicts the US manufactured and then served as mediator in resolving surrounding the ongoing South China Sea territorial dispute. ASEAN collectively refused to become involved, and even supposed claimants in the dispute—Vietnam and the Philippines—have drifted away from the hardline approach proposed by the US to confront Beijing . . . The final component of America's pivot to Asia was the proliferation of terrorism sponsored by Washington's closest allies in the Middle East. This included a 2015 bombing in Bangkok . . . and the sudden appearance and spread of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) in the Philippines . . . Without the Quad, the US will have to search even further for partners in its quest for Asian primacy. With the UK signalling interest in sending warships around the planet to assist the US in provoking the Chinese off their own shores, perhaps Asia-Pacific will be relabelled once again . . . to Anglo-Pacific, and the Quad replaced by an Anglo-American Duo . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca

Will a War with North Korea be Our Political Leaders' Greatest Regret?

December 27, 2017 — We are now on the verge of another unnecessary war—this time with North Korea . . . nuclear security expert Scott Sagan predicts one million people could die on the first day—a figure that exceeds the death toll of the entire Rwandan genocide. Even more worryingly, Russia and China are making military preparations, suggesting that a Korean war could quickly escalate into a world war.

Despite this horrific scenario, President Trump continues to ratchet tensions by issuing bombastic threats and overseeing provocative military exercises. He is increasingly keen to launch a "preventative" strike, and there are multiple indications that he plans to do so within the next three months unless North Korea agrees to denuclearize. At the same time, he is forbidding diplomacy, blocking any possibility of a peaceful solution to the crisis . . . war could be inevitable if Trump remains in power. Government leaders therefore have an ethical obligation to remove him from office before he fulfils his dream of using nuclear weapons. Impeachment, however, is no longer a viable solution—the impeachment process takes several months, whereas Trump is reportedly looking to drop the first bomb by March . . . Full story: commondreams.org


The Power of the Spoken Word

In 1954 the Lord showed Brother Branham a vision in which his local council would resume some of his land to widen the road. God said, "When you see the surveyor peg out a new boundary moving your gate, that will be the sign that you are to move westward".

As you may have discerned, these symbols signified the approaching end of the Laodicean Church Age, when the broad road that leads to destruction would take in the Pentecostals, and the gate or place of God's judgment and entrance into the Kingdom would move once again (Matthew 7:13-14; Deuteronomy 16:1-12; Revelation 3:20).

When that vision came to pass eight years later, the Prophet told his wife, "It's time now, honey, we must turn west".

On December 22, 1962, two days after that vision, while he was standing in his bedroom one morning, he went into the Spirit of the Lord, and saw some tiny little birds sitting in a bush in the form of a pyramid. They flew eastward and a flight of doves arrived from the west, flying east in pyramid formation. God wanted Brother Branham to be conscious of the fact that he would be in the desert near Tucson picking a burr off his clothes, looking back to his church in the east when this vision came to pass. No sooner had the doves flown out of his sight than he turned back west: there was a blast of thunder and he saw seven Angels come to him in the form of a pyramid—signifying that all seven portions of the Spirit that had anointed the seven Church Age messengers would anoint him to unfold the mystery of the Seven Seals. God said, "Turn westward and go to Tucson. You will be forty miles northeast picking a bull header off your clothes when this vision is fulfilled."

Brother Branham related this vision to his congregation on December 30, 1962, in his recorded sermon, Sirs, is This the Time?

Body of ChristA constellation is made when fixed stars appear to form a separate and specific grouping, usually named with reference to the outline enclosing them. For instance, the Big Dipper, or the Bear. In Revelation 1:16 and 20 the seven angels are signified as stars. In his vision, these seven stars formed a pyramid-shaped constellation representing the capstone that was never placed on God's second Bible, the Great Pyramid at Giza. It was never placed for it represented Jesus Christ the fullness of the Word, the Stone that the Hebrew builders and Laodicean churches rejected (Romans 9:33; 11:32; I Peter 2:6-10).

Brother Branham's ministry was to "Restore the apostolic faith" (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11), and to "Finish the mystery of God" (Revelation 10:7), or as Paul said, "When that which is perfect [the fullness of the Word] is come, that which was in part [PART-Word and a Mediator] will be done away" (I Corinthians 13:10). The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ, placing the Capstone that finishes the Building back to earth in W-O-R-D form. Since then the fullness of the Word has been incarnating Christ's end-time Bride when she sees it, to finish the Building in reality.

So we see that the pyramid-shaped constellation formed by the angels was an equilateral figure in which every angle and side was identical. It spoke of perfection when the loose ends of revelation, left unfinished through the death of the Church Age messengers, were gathered up by the Prophet and tied together by the revelation of the Seven Seals.

At the start of January 1963, Brother Branham and his family relocated from Jeffersonville to Tucson, Arizona. One morning he was awakened by the Lord and told to climb up into Sabino Canyon. Kneeling alone with hands upraised, he asked God to show him the meaning of the pyramid of seven angels. Suddenly a sword was in his hand and a Voice said, "This is the King's Sword. Fear not. This is the Third Pull, and the vindication of your ministry".

Then on February 28 the Supernatural Cloud prophesied in Daniel 7:9, Matthew 24:3b, 30 and Revelation 1:14 manifest in Arizona's usually cloudless skies. This Cloud was a public witness and "the sign of the end-time" announcing that Jesus Christ would open and reveal the Seven Seals which would bring about His second or unseen (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming (Psalm 19:1-6; Daniel 12:4, 9).

When Brother Branham left Jeffersonville, tradesmen commenced the work of refurbishing his Tabernacle. This work was scheduled to take six weeks after which he had planned a series of meetings to teach on the Seven Seals of Revelation.

Pillar of Fire above Brother BranhamBrother Branham loved hunting and arranged with friends to take in the javelina pig season, which ran from March 1 to 10, before his Jeffersonville meetings. However after preaching "Doors in a Door" in Tucson on February 23 their plans were unexpectedly postponed when he received a three-page telegram from Mr. Ted Kipperman, a Jew in partnership with a Catholic named Ayers who was married to a Jewess. These two unbelieving photographers had been engaged by a Baptist critic, the Rev. Dr. Best, to take his photograph threatening to skin Brother Bosworth in the auditorium of the Rice Hotel in Houston on January 24, 1950. Six photographs of Dr. Best waving his fist at Brother Bosworth turned out to be blank. God would not allow the photographers to dishonour his aged servant. The seventh photograph portrayed Brother Branham overshadowed by the Shekinah or Pillar of Fire that appeared above his head as he spoke. Ezekiel called it "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord." The telegraph was a deep apology by the Jewish photographer and an appeal to Brother Branham to intercede for his sister's son who was to be executed. So Brother Branham drove to Houston where he entreated the governor in behalf of the boy and his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

On March 4 at a prayer meeting convened by the prison chaplain, long time friend Raymond Hoekstra, he preached "The Absolute." Immediately after service he and Brother Norman drove 1,100 miles back to Tucson for the remainder of the Javelina hunting season. The hunting party pitched camp on March 6 and Brother Branham shot his javelina the following day, March 7. Then on March 8 as he sat on Sunset Mountain picking a goat head from his trouser leg when a "blast" went off as seen in the vision.

Now both of these photographers had published insulting remarks about Brother Branham's ministry, calling him a 'hypnotizer.' Whilst the upshot of the debate was that God honoured Brother Bosworth's witness and Dr. Best's folly was manifest before thousands. Many from his own denomination testified to having received God's healing during the meetings that week. At the conclusion of the debate when Brother Branham took to the platform to close the meeting in a good spirit, the Shekinah appeared above his head and displayed in the image.

God used the unbelieving Dr. Best and the two photographers as witnesses to photograph the Pillar of Fire, develop the film and have it scientifically examined, certified authentic and registered for copyright. He turned their unbelief to His glory. Mr. Kipperman asked and obtained Brother Branham's permission to reproduce and sell copies of this by now famous photograph for a fair price. When he was found to be overcharging by some two hundred percent, Brother Branham stopped him from selling at his meetings.

"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. "Now here was Mr. Kipperman pleading with God's Prophet, William Branham, to intercede in his behalf for the lives of his family. "Strike not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm." By the grace of God and the Spirit of Christ in His prophet, their death sentences were commuted to imprisonment. When Brother Branham preached "The Absolute" in Brother Hoekstra's Tabernacle that night he said, "I knew that those children were facing death, I thought if something would happen to those children I would never forgive myself for not coming here to give my opinion, and doing all that I could to help this mother and father of these children, and to do all that I could for the saving of their lives. And Houston is a memorable place to me. . . Mr. Ayers, Mr. Kipperman, the night that the camera proved that I wasn't telling anything that was wrong: it was truth. And when the mechanical eye of the camera caught the . . . reality, the Christ that we preach and so love was with us, that He promised to be with us. And the camera took His picture" (John 13:3).

William BranhamUpon Sunset Mountain forty miles northeast of Tucson, and having already shot his pig, Brother Branham directed his companions to a place where they should find some pigs he had spotted. Climbing a vantage point he sat down to rest, and plucking a bull header off his trouser leg he realized he was in the vision but seeing a herd of hogs on the mountainside opposite he threw down the bull header, shouting, "I'll get them, I'll hang a piece of paper on this ocotillo to let you know which way to go, and we'll get Brother Fred."

He set off for the other mountain running as hard as he could when a sudden blast shook the whole country. He thought he's been shot, but there before him stood a constellation of seven Angels. When he met the brethren, they asked, "What was that?"

He replied, "That was the vision [I reported in Jeffersonville on December 30, 1962 in the sermon, Sirs, is This the Time?]. I'm returning home, for THUS SAITH THE LORD, God is going to unfold those seven mysteries that have been sealed in the Bible for all of these years".

The seven portions of the Spirit returned to the throne of God as signified in Revelation chapter four, and the mercy seat became a judgment seat. The elders were calling for a Kinsman Redeemer to claim the Title Deed to redemption and open the Seven Seals. God was about to anoint His Prophet to stand in the breach (see diagram) between the finished PART-Word divisions of the Body and the Capstone, to faithfully declare the revelation of the Seven Seals as Christ inspired it to him so that His end-time Bride could cross the chasm to their place in the Capstone of the fullness of the Word without a Mediator. For "it shall come to pass, that every soul, who will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people" (Acts 3:23).

Leaving Tucson on March 13, 1963, he returned to Jeffersonville where he delivered the revelation of the Seven Seals from March 17 to 23—ten days after the visitation of the angels on Sunset Mountain on March 8, and seventeen days after the heavenly sign (that appeared to the public on February 28)—God revealed them to Christ Who revealed them to Brother Branham under the seven successive anointings of the Spirit as signified by the vision and visitation of the seven angels. And when John was caught up in the Spirit in the Lord's day he looked back and saw Brother Branham expounding these visions and wrote the Book of Revelation (Revelation 1:1, 11).

As John foretold in Revelation 3:14-22, the churches of Laodicea rejected the revelation of the Seals—which are Christ, the fullness of the Word—and put Him to an open shame outside their doors.

pyramid-shaped rock cur out by the WhirlwindOne year later, Brother Branham returned to Sunset mountain in the Coronado Forest for another javelina hunt, and on March 25, 1964 while walking in a westerly direction (toward the future) with his friend Banks Wood, God told His Prophet, "Throw up a rock, and say to Mr. Wood, 'THUS SAITH THE LORD, you'll see the Glory of God'" (Jeremiah 51:63-64; Revelation 18:21).

As Moses held his staff in faith over the Red Sea Brother Branham's action in throwing up the rock as the Lord had commanded caused a vortex as it fell, symbolizing the whirlwind that would manifest. The following day whilst the party were in camp, it came down and blasted pyramid-shaped rocks from the mountainsides which cut the tops off trees about three or four feet above his head. It made three big blasts, and fifteen brethren ran over asking, "What was that?"

Brother Branham said, "Judgment is striking the west coast." God shook the whole world, warning what He will do on a greater scale, when two days later, on March 28, 1964 an earthquake nearly sunk Alaska (William Branham, What is the Attraction on the Mountain? p. 22:143-148; Luke 19:40).

Lest any should underestimate the power of the 1964 Alaska earthquake, it was reported in the Virginian Pilot (November 12, 1967) that it actually moved mountains. It temporarily raised the level of the Mississippi River, and sent a seismic wave as far as the Antarctic! "The Commerce Department's Coast and Geodetic Survey—more than three years after the Good Friday disaster—is still gathering data on the effects of the strongest earthquake ever recorded on the North American continent," states this Associated Press story.

Some of its findings are incorporated in a technical report issued by the Environmental Science Services Administration. It said some Alaskan mountains subsided because of the quake, that the sea floor in one area rose as much as fifty feet and a seismic wave was recorded in the Antarctic twenty-two and a half hours after the quake.

"This giant wave", the report said, "had travelled 8,445 miles at 430 miles an hour. The earthquake caused one hundred thirty-one deaths and more than $750 million in damage not only in Alaska but along the US Pacific coast as well".

Here are some findings from the report: "The mountains on Kodiak Island and the Kenai Peninsula and the Chugach Mountains near Prince William Sound subsided seven feet or more. Earlier surveys revealed that some Kenai Peninsula Mountains shifted laterally about five feet".

"The ocean floor rose in an area 480 miles by 127 miles with the highest upheaval fifty feet—the biggest ever recorded—between Kodiak and Montague Islands. Shock waves oscillated the water as far away as Key West, 3,968 miles distant. Surges of water began along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas between thirty and forty minutes after the quake" (Edgar Cayce on Prophecy, by Mary Ellen Carter, p. 68; ISBH 0-446-34223-8).

This earthquake warned of the massive earthquake Brother Branham prophesied will sink Los Angeles: "Fifteen hundred mile chunk of it three or four hundred miles wide will sink maybe forty miles down into that great fault out yonder one of these days, and waves will shoot plumb out to the state of Kentucky. And when it does, it'll shake the world so hard that everything on top of it will shake down" (William Branham, A Thinking Man's Filter, p. 25:145).

Brother Branham said, "this big earthquake happened in Alaska [on Good Friday March 27, 1964, as a token of the earthquake that will sink Los Angeles] and that would be the beginning of the sign of time" (The Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ; Matthew 24:3b). The fracture began in the Aleutian Islands; scientists interviewed on television traced a 1,500 x 300 - 400 mile segment of earth's crust that will sink beneath the Pacific.

Presumably the New Madrid Fault Line parallel to the Mississippi River will become active, dumping waters from the Great Lakes through the State of Kentucky and forming a large inland sea all along the present Mississippi River—sinking much of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, portions of Georgia and Texas.

Furthermore the Prophet said, "I think that England would be sunk someday beneath the ocean. . ." (William Branham, Recognizing Your Day and Its Message, p. 26:147). And, "here on the (Florida) coast, which we know will someday go beneath the ocean, and there won't be a stone left upon another. . ." [as when the Lord destroyed the Temple in AD70] (William Branham, Christ is Identified the Same, #64-0415).

"Nature is groaning. Everything seems to be out of cater. The sun doesn't shine like it used to. Science tells us that the world is bulged out so many feet in the middle and that's making the ocean more shallow in the center and deeper towards the north pole and the south pole. . . [I received an interesting YouTube from a Brother promoting the flat earth theory. If this is so I am unsure how "the ocean [can be made] more shallow in the center and deeper towards the north pole and the south pole"]? The stars are not in their orbits as they should be, and everything seems to be out of cater. It's all waiting, groaning for that day of perfection, when our Lord Jesus shall come and perfect everything that's imperfected" (William Branham, A Prophet like unto Moses, #59-1120; Watchman What of the Night, #60-0722).

Now although Brother Branham was a vindicated covenant prophet with THUS SAITH THE LORD, his is not a lone voice when it comes to these matters. In 1937, seventeen year old Joe Brandt recorded this series of visions he saw when he was hospitalized following a fall from his horse.

"For some time it has been known scientifically that a good portion of the coast of California is just a shell that projects out over the water like a shelf. It is known that one can go out from the shoreline a short distance on the California coast and then it just drops off, there seeming to be no bottom. The largest part of California is washed out underneath. There are only upright supports holding the coastline of California. Scientists inform us that the coastline of California is moving northwest at the rate of two inches a year. This places a great strain on the San Andreas Fault which extends from lower California to Palm Springs, near San Bernardino, then over to Palmdale and extending up to the San Francisco Bay area and to Point Arena. All this land west of the fault is moving every year. The stanchions or supports cannot move, as they are part of the ocean bed, making it necessary for them to incline or tip".

"One day these supports will tip enough that they cannot bear the weight of the land. This will be at the time of a great earthquake. The west side of the San Andeas fault will break off and slide into the sea." (Mark Hazlewood, Blindsided, Planet X Passes in 2003, Earthchanges, p. 83).

This is pretty much agrees with Brother Branham's THUS SAITH THE LORD. When I was ministering in Holland back in about 1987, Pastor Harry van der Stel told me he had seen a television interview with the captain of a Russian submarine who said he had taken his vessel many miles inland beneath the city of Los Angeles, and that the whole of the coastline was hollow and supported only on pillars of rock that rise from the ocean floor.

In Newsletter 221, speaking of the great spasms of nature at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, we wrote: "This convulsion of nature, will be induced perhaps by a planetary alignment, a conjunction with the tenth or twelfth planet which passes between Earth and the Sun over about 90-days, inducing Earth's crust to slip over its molten core as it passes, so that the stars appear to fall to earth or prostrate themselves, and instantly flash freezing all life in the new location of the poles. The most accurate calculation for Planet X and its latest co-ordinates point to its next passage in Springtime, or May, 2003. As this planet glows red, when it eclipses the Sun it will cause the Moon to appear blood red". We went on to quote the Sixth Seal of Revelation 6:13-17.

It has since been brought to my attention that Planet X, which has been diligently sought by many notable astronomers over the centuries, remains very much a hypothesis. Here is a sample of some negative comment: starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov, http://www.badastronomy.com, zetatalk.com.

However, the details of Newsletter 221 remain generally unchanged, there will be a planetary realignment, seemingly without the elusive Planet X. Even so, the Sixth Seal will open with natural catastrophes that include earthquakes greater than any since man has walked this earth (Revelation 16:18-21) and tidal waves (Luke 21:24). At the close of the Sixth Seal, earth's crust will break up like Humpty Dumpty after his fall, and fresh lava will resurface the planet. Let's read what the Prophet has said:

"Anyone knows that the world, positionally, everything's setting in order for His coming: "Earthquakes in divers places; the moon is spurting out red blood, or red volcanic all over it, covering it." As Jesus said, watch for that sign in the last days: "sea a roaring, men's hearts failing for fear, and perplexed of time, distress between the nations" (William Branham, The Presence of God Unrecognized, p. 16:113).

"The hour is come when God will destroy them that destroy the earth. . . The world is. . . trying to bring forth a new world for the millennium where all this sin is purged out . . . The Sixth Seal lets her go! Brother, the earthquakes burst open, and the stars shake; volcanics will come forth, and the earth will renew itself. New lava will break forth from the center of the earth, and she'll crumble all around and around and around when she spins out in yonder" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 439:1-440:2).

"The wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. All your scientists, and you people who are depending on some great scholarship or something another telling you how to split an atom, it can't give you Life. There's nothing can give you Life but the spoken Word of God. It's the only way that Life can come is through His spoken Word".

"That's all right, to know how to split a atom; I wish they'd never found it out. It had to happen to burst these big holes in the earth to let that lava come forth and rejuvenate this world again to make a new earth, where righteous will walk out upon the dust of the wicked, where sin will be forgotten. Everything has a way of renewing itself. And man who was given to live on this earth, by his own wisdom, taking the Tree of Knowledge instead of the Tree of Life, he'll destroy the earth God gave him to live on. But those who are still on the Tree of Life will come to a new heavens and a new earth where there is no sickness or death. Light, Light, Lord, send us Light." (William Branham, There is a Man here that can Turn On the Light, p. 17:95-95).

"Moscow, could direct their missiles, guided by the stars and radar, could land that bomb exactly on Fourth Street in Louisville if they wanted to. That's right. And we can stand out there in the sea somewhere, on our ships, and direct one right straight on the capital of Moscow if we want to. What would happen, my brother, if that great missile turning would take place, and this country would receive a shake? At the same hour we'd turn loose the same things and shake it to the other side. And we're living on a little, bitty, tiny, thin crust, anyhow, when the earthquakes have eat around and eat around until it's like hollowing out an egg. If she'd make one big burst and this eight-thousand-miles-thick of lava would spurt into the air, it would do exactly what God said would take place" (William Branham, The Second Coming of the Lord, p. 9:48).

"I saw the United States as one smouldering, burnt-over place. It will be near the end. . . President Franklin D. Roosevelt took America to England's tea party. That's right. Germany never picked on us." [Neither did the Palestinian Arabs and Hebrews whose land we stole and gave away to those non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Mongolian so-called "Jews"; Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Rhodesia, Belgian Congo, South Africa, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, the Sudan, Bosnia, Serbia, and scores of other nations the United States and other "Jewish" surrogates have "picked on" since World War II].

"Women, given the right to vote, elected President-elect Kennedy—by the woman's vote, the wrong man, which will finally be to full control of the Catholic church in the United States; then the bomb comes that explodes her." Brother Branham blames it all upon "hybreeding" (William Branham, Hybrid Religion, p. 6:4-6; 21:7; Genesis 3:1-15).

"I believe, one of these glorious days, when this united confederation of church goes together, and the new pope is brought out of the United States and put over there according to prophecy, then they'll form an image like unto the beast. And I tell you, the true Church of God will be driven together. The real, true believers out of Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Nazarene, Pilgrim Holiness, whatever they'll be, will go together cemented by the love of God, that'll make the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ, all the believers. And agnostics and shallow-minded will be cast to one side; they'll go right on into the confederation of churches" (William Branham, The Acts of the Holy Spirit, p. 12:87). "Not only will the world systems crumble, but the very earth will be shaken and then renovated for the millennial reign of Christ" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 320:3).

From these quotations we understand that the process of earth's self-refurbishment for the millennium will commence with earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis at the end of the Gentile dispensation and that the redness of the moon will be caused by volcanic dust in the atmosphere. But God always lets man destroy himself, as he did at the time of the Flood. The catalyst to the annihilation of all life and the obliteration of man's works will once again be nuclear warfare, throwing earth off its axis as it did in the days of Noah. Earth will spin out, but this time it will return to its correct axis in relation to the sun.

Whatever causes the natural sun to "go down at noon" cannot be an eclipse (Amos 8:9). Nor can there be an eclipse when the natural moon is full, as it will be at the time of the earthquake that marks the close of the Gentile dispensation and as it was at the first crucifixion. Isaiah 24 prophesies this period of judgment which will culminate in the destruction of all evil and the physical restoration of all things in a new heavens and new earth.
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Pass it on . . . please send this article to someone you knowBrother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.
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