Bible Believers' Newsletter #486
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This week Brother F. F. Bosworth presents a further witness of the healing power of Almighty God in the ministry of Brother Branham. His testimony was first published in "The Voice of Healing" in 1950. The news items in this issue contain some important background concerning the unfolding of Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. And, this week there have been earthquakes, and as I write, 28 volcanoes are erupting "in divers places" as dispersed as Mount Etna, Mount Saint Helens, and Huila in Colombia. There are 85 Active Volcanos listed in the world. Meanwhile, a global dust storm on Mars which began in late June refuses to die down. Clouds of dust are now visible in mid-sized backyard telescopes.
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
Christian Evangelism - Threat to Jewish Survival?
July 20, 2007 – Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, in Rome for meetings with Vatican officials, issued the following statement: "We are extremely disappointed and deeply offended that nearly 40 years after the Vatican rightly removed insulting anti-Jewish language from the Good Friday liturgy, that it would now permit Catholics to utter such hurtful and insulting words by praying for Jews to be converted. This is a theological setback in the religious life of Catholics and a body blow to Catholic-Jewish relations. It is the wrong decision at the wrong time."
"It appears the Vatican has chosen to satisfy a right-wing faction in the Church that rejects change and reconciliation."
ADL noted that in 1959, Pope John XXIII removed the term "perfidious Jews" from the controversial Good Friday Latin Mass. In the 1970 Missal of Paul VI, which is currently used, the prayer for the conversion of Jews was replaced by a positive prayer recognizing the Jews' eternal covenant with God, a principle to which Pope John Paul II was deeply committed.
Full story: adl.org
Comment: Chutzpah Mr. Foxman! Pope John XXIII, alias Angelo Roncalli, was a Jew (The Broken Cross by Piers Compton, p. 59), as was Pope John Paul II, alias Karol Jozef Wojtyla. The Judaeo-Roman church was organized by Jews as an anti-Christ front at the Hegelian dialectic of the First Nicea Council. It is the right-wing God in Isaac and Moses (Genesis 3:15; 4:14; 27:41), in Amos 3:3, in Matthew, John and Jesus Christ (Matthew 23:33-35; John 8:44; Revelation 2:9; 3:9; 18:24) "that rejects change and reconciliation".
A notice appearing in The Australian Jewish News (Melbourne Edition, Volume 62 #43, p. 9) stated emphatically: "CHRISTIANS have to make a choice—either retain their present belief system and be antisemitic or form a partnership with the Jewish people. . . As long as Christians keep Jesus as God, they will be antisemitic because that belief must lead them to believe that those who reject Jesus reject God. . ."
If Mr. Foxman read the Old or New Testament, history or any Jewish encyclopedia, he would know Jews are generally not Semitic, and that "the Jews' eternal covenant with God" is Malachi 1:1-4; Isaiah 34; 63. His Jewish-controlled news media daily affirms the anti-Semitic aggression of Jews throughout the world.
July 26, 2007 – Today, the conflict continues. It matters to us all, whatever faith we hold. As organized Jewry and the ADL hate laws agenda gains political and social power, its ability to silence Christianity—and other systems of "idolatry"—will increase. If one group can be silenced and imprisoned, so can others. The USA's great miracle is astonishing, unprecedented freedom borne from our forebear's Christian convictions. It's up to us to preserve the liberty of their just laws. This liberty crucially makes space even for the most unpopular beliefs. . . Full story: rense.com
Comment: Daniel 9:26-27, "After threescore and two weeks of years Messiah shall be murdered although he is without guilt: and the armies of Roman General Titus that shall come will destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with an overwhelming military overthrow, and desolations are determined unto the end of the times of the Gentiles [which will be the consummation of all life] (Daniel 7:19-26). And Rome shall confirm a treaty with the Judeans for one week of years: and in the midst of the week he will cause the sacrifice and the oblation [the Jews have restored] to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate" (Matthew 23:38; Revelation 14:10; 19:20; 20:10).
Rome's action declares the seed of her forthcoming breach of treaty with the International Jews, and Judaeo-Communist retaliation in the nuclear destruction of Vatican City (Revelation 18).
In Mr. Foxman's Bible, Jeremiah, Daniel and Jesus Messiah state Judea will be ruled by a non-Israelites from the time of the Captivity to the consummation of life on earth. This establishes that the so-called Jews ruling Israel today are Gentile impersonators and confirms Isaiah 9:16.
Case Law and the Lord God
This statement was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee, by school Principal, Jody McLeod.
"It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country. Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. (The curse of an honest man - Ed)! As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it "an alternate lifestyle," and if someone is offended, that's OK.
I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex." If someone is offended, that's OK. I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a "viable! means of birth control." If someone is offended, no problem. . .
I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess "Mother Earth" and call it "ecology."
I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as "simple minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment."
However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to Bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated.
This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical. Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments.
Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical. . . I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression. For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's," and refrain from praying at this time.
However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM,in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel free to do so. As far as I know, that's not against the law — yet."
One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray. They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box! The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America — the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under GOD."
Somehow, Kingston, Tennessee Remembered what so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion. Praise GOD that HIS remnant remains! JESUS said, "If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER".
The True Story of 9/11
July 22, 2007 – Most Americans weren't aware of the threat of Islamic fundamentalism before the "terrorist attack" on September 11, 2001. Where did the radical Islamic movement come from? When did it begin? The modern-day Islamic movement originated in 1977 when the CIA began funding the rebel organization trying to destabilize the communist government that ruled Afghanistan. . . Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Intelligence (the ISI), and the CIA recruited Moslem soldiers from Islamic countries, and paid them to fight the Soviet invasion. The men were trained in terrorist tactics, they were given copies of the Koran and told about the importance of Islamic Jihad. In an effort to insure the success of the effort to promote radical Islam, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) paid $51 million to have Islamic text books printed that stressed the importance of Jihad, and killing Infidels. . .
I don't believe Zbigniew Brzezinski was concerned about the Soviet threat because he understands the conflict between the US and the USSR is contrived to divert attention from our true enemy, the CFR and TC Globalists who want to end the sovereignty of our nation. I believe Brzezinski planned the current conflict in the Middle East because he wants to bankrupt the United States, and create a world government. . . Did the CFR - TC create the Islamic terrorist movement to justify their effort to monitor and control the American people? . . Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: Here is a further indication the "satire," Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace was in fact "the revelation of the method."
General Sir Richard Dannatt, chief of general staff says "Britain is almost running out of troops to defend the country or fight in military operations abroad." In the looming catastrophe the West will have only the nuclear option; Rome will rule.
Is Javier Solana going to speak for EU at UN?
July 21, 2007 – Great Britain may soon surrender its permanent Security Council seat at the UN to the European Union's Javier Solana. . . Since October 1999, Solana has headed European foreign and military policy. He also serves as Secretary General of the European Union Council of Ministers. Also, since November 20, 1999, Solana has headed the Western European Union, a ten permanent member military federation. That was to have been a "temporary" one year stint, but I cynically note that the "year" has lasted a very long time and that job is still in existence. Solana uses the WEU job for holding military-industrial confabs that might not be as non-controversially available to him in other venues. Since assuming his initial EU governmental roles, his powers have steadily grown. He now is playing an obviously prominent role in "global governance" as well. . .
Solana's first EU positions, apart from the rotating jobs he held before taking over NATO in December 1995 were, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers of the European Union; Office of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, were created by the EU Council of Ministers in December 1998 with the curiously numbered Europa codified Section 666. His job is indexed at Europa under that number. As many who have followed my previous writings about Dr. Solana (he holds a University of Virginia physics doctorate) know, after receiving these powers he used his Western European Union seat to propose even more, also curiously named and numbered "Recommendation 666". . .
Full story: newswithviews.com
In his article published in The Taipei Times (February 21, 2006), CFR president Richard Haass (Rhodes scholar) wrote that "Globalization implies that sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but that it needs to become weaker. . . States must be prepared to cede some sovereignty to world bodies if the international system is to function. . .Necessity may also lead to reducing or even eliminating sovereignty when a government, whether from a lack of capacity or conscious policy, is unable to provide for the basic needs of its citizens. . . This could occur if a nation falls into chaos, and on NBC Nightly News, July 20, 2007, Haass said that Gen. Pervez Musharraf may soon fall from leadership in Pakistan. Haass said he hoped the Pakistani military (thesis) would compromise (synthesis) with the secular civilian leadership (antithesis) to take on the religious extremist Muslims in Waziristan of northwest Pakistan, which is becoming a haven for al Qaeda. Is this the power elite’s model — military and secular versus religious? Or does the power elite know the Muslim backlash to such action would throw the nation into chaos, requiring international intervention? The power elite goal of world government is often pursued by taking actions that create chaos (e.g., Yugoslavia, Iraq, etc.) to require or maintain foreign intervention, which undermines national sovereignty. . . Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: Brother Branham said, "When we see all the eastern and middle eastern powers, when we see the eastern and western world again uniting, see them two feet in Daniel's vision. See? It's just repeating again, and it's a revival of the old Roman empire, coming up as certain as I'm standing here. It's true. It's time for Daniels to rise. It's time for people who will purpose in their heart that they'll live true to God, and to the Holy Spirit, and to the principles of the Bible, regardless of what the rest of the world says" (Handwriting on the Wall, p. 13:90).
Bush Threatens Attacks in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 19/26, 2007 – An ambush of a military convoy that killed 17 troops near the Afghan border Wednesday pushed the death toll in a series of attacks to at least 101 Pakistanis in the past five days — and brought President Pervez Musharraf, according to a local newspaper headline, to a "Moment of Truth."
The Bush administration, after publicly demanding that Musharraf rein in militants linked to al Qaida, on Wednesday threatened to launch attacks into Pakistani territory if it sees fit. "We certainly do not rule out options, and we retain the option especially of striking actionable targets," said White House spokesman Tony Snow. "But it is clearly of the utmost importance to go in there and deal with the problem in the tribal areas". . .
A large Pakistani military operation in the tribal regions, coupled with American officials' calls for action, could lead many Pakistanis to believe that Musharraf is acting as a US surrogate, said analysts and officials in Islamabad. That in turn, they said, would make it easier for radical Islamists to legitimize terrorist attacks as strikes against a Western conspiracy to control an Islamic state.
"The US lawmakers are absolutely oblivious of the ground realities," said Gul, the retired general. But, Gul said, Musharraf's political base has been badly shaken recently — by the controversial suspension of the Supreme Court's chief justice, and then the mosque raid — and he might bend to American pressure to launch large-scale military strikes in the border region. . . Full story: mcclatchydc.com truthout.org truthout.org
Peshawar, July 20, 2007 – The wave of violence that has gripped Pakistan in recent days spread to new parts of the country and featured more ferocious tactics Thursday, with suicide bombers targeting a mosque, a police academy and a convoy of Chinese engineers in attacks that killed more than 50 people.
The strikes yielded the highest single-day death toll since the government stormed the Red Mosque in Islamabad last week. More than 120 people died during the standoff at the mosque, and more than 160 have been killed in the attacks that have followed.
The severity of the violence has stunned Pakistanis. . . Full story: truthout.org
The Crash of 1929: Are We on the Verge of a Repeat?
July 26 2007 – [A senior adviser to President Bush] said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors ... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." - Ron Suskind, "Without a Doubt," New York Times
News flash: The American economy is a hyperreality engineered by Ph.D.s working hand-in-hand with colluding media multinationals, political officials and some of the biggest names in business — and the banks that invest in them. In other news, greed is still good. . .
The recent implosion of the subprime housing market — in which people with little or no significant savings of their own are offered huge loans for little or no money down for houses often but not always located in fast-track developments — shares similarities with the junk bond burnout of the 1980s. . . same scam, different name. But this time the outlook is worse. For one, the subprime housing implosion has been a disaster for the market as a whole. . .
For those who don't know how hedge funds work, consider the casino table favorite known as craps. . . naked shorts are a final confirmation that hyperreality has been with us as long as the Bible. They are virtual transactions, ones that never actually occur. . . Throw in the fact that Rupert Murdoch is set to take over the Wall Street Journal, the paper of record for these subjects and scams, and you have more of the same reality programming. . . Full story: alternet.org
Keep the Internet Tax Free!
In 1998 congress passed the Internet Tax Freedom Act to promote commercial, educational and informational potential of the Internet. The Act stopped Federal, state and local governments from taxing Internet access, bit taxes, bandwidth taxes and email taxes.
The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2007 will stop the necessity of having to continue to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act which has gone on now since 1998. The Act is due to expire this November. Several Senators have proposed to extend the Tax Freedom Act permanently. Let them know you agree and Sign the Petition.
Microchips mulled for HIV Carriers in Indonesia's Papua
July 24, 2007 – Lawmakers in Indonesia's Papua are mulling the selective use of chip implants in HIV carriers to monitor their behaviour in a bid to keep them from infecting others, a doctor said Tuesday.
John Manangsang, a doctor who is helping to prepare a new healthcare regulation bill for Papua's provincial parliament, said that unusual measures were needed to combat the virus. . . Full story: breitbart.com
Comment: Subterfuge. An "unusual measure" that cannot "combat the virus".
As it was in the Days of Noah
"Lady Blue" was moored at the jetty. Safely, as ever. The river currents were gentle. Always calm. But tonight there was fear in the air. The earth was still shaking. This had never happened before. All day this had been going on.
Lightning was still leaping from earth to sky. There was a fiendish crackling. Scary.
Throughout the country, top scientists were being asked, "What does it mean? Could old Noah Lamechson be right, after all?"
The experts, true to character, spoke soothingly to the public, "Yes, it is unusual. But there's quite a plausible explanation; in fact, we're having a high level conference about it tomorrow."
Twenty-eight days later, the world was dead. Rain was pouring, blowing and crashing from the heavens. Volcanoes expelled deadly fumes. Skyscraper-high waves, whipped up by screaming hurricanes, clawed at the mountains.
"Lady Blue", her mast ripped off, was being rocketed forever under water, in a fast-moving current of suspended mud and sand. This was "Lady Blue's" first and last voyage under the earth. She stopped suddenly. The rubble continued to pile above her. Recently she was found — fossilised. Miners ran into her, as they dug deep inside the earth. I'll mention that discovery again soon.
SHIPS COVERED BY MOUNTAINS
Have you heard about these? The buried remains of large, well-formed boats or ships, have been found in a number of places, actually — either in solid stone or at remarkable depths underground.
In Switzerland, for example (B. Fregoso, De dictis factisqi Memorabilibus Collectanea. Medoliani, 1509, np). Also in Russia. (P.J. Strahlenberg, A Historico-description of the Northern Part of North and Eastern Europe and Asia. London, 1738, p. 462; 405). And in Africa. (General Literature and Miscellaneous Communications: no 17 "Ship Discovered in the Earth in Africa", 1818, QJI Lit. Sci. Arts. Lond, vol. V, p.150).
The Swiss discovery occurred in 1460 when miners were digging for metals in the canton of Berne. The ship was buried 100 feet deep inside the mountain. They also unearthed an anchor of iron. But what horrified these miners more than anything else was the bizarre sight among the ship's timbers of the bones and skulls of forty men.
WARNINGS - AND SKEPTICISM
You know, as humans we are notoriously skeptical of warnings. It seems we have an ingrained reluctance to believe messengers of doom, as we like to call them. Can you imagine the uproarious laughter when that crazy eccentric Noah Lamechson first told his fellow citizens that he was preparing a survival vessel?
And why? Because there was soon to be global destruction — by water!
"Oh, come off it!" Can you hear the scientific gurus mocking? "Everyone knows there's not enough water on earth to do that."
"Anyway, we have boats," you hear others soothing their peers. "We can save ourselves."
THE UNEXPECTED STRIKES
And then it happened.
The tilting of the planet's axis occurred suddenly, bringing terrific stresses upon the earth's surface, enough to shatter and dislocate it beyond description. The whole globe shuddered. Whatever the catalyst, it was of TITANIC POWER.
The same external force that tipped the earth over, generated high speed ultra-vibrations within the earth. It disrupted the designed balance within the earth, unleashing a literal thermonuclear meltdown. Huge amounts of water were encased under the earth's granite crust. Now this water began heating rapidly, the heat adding to pressure, which added to heat, and more pressure. And in a matter of minutes something had to give. The pressure build-up became enormous. And the earth's granite crust exploded. The waters, under super-pressure, began to rip the earth apart at the seams.
A CRACK APPEARS
At first, there appeared a microscopic crack, which grew in both directions. At the speed of about 2½ miles a second, following the path of least resistance, the crack began to move around the earth. It encircled the globe in about eight minutes.
Under great pressure, other cracks were opening up. As these great cracks joined, fire spat out of the earth. In these brief eight minutes the earth was ripped into continents. They were not separated at this time, but simply ripped apart at the seams.
Eruptions would have begun where the granite crust was thinner, probably in the Pacific area.
With the sudden rupture of the granite crust, the stresses and friction would have been enormous.
The tilting of the earth's axis generated a devastating earthquake.
The original extent of this "great deep" is indicated by the depth of the disturbed layers of the earth today. The earth's stratified layers are, on average, about half a mile (one kilometer) deep.
Some oil fields which have filled these basins have a depth of over 3 miles, while the deepest sediment filling these holes has been measured at 10 miles (16 kilometers). These basins, before the Big Event, were filled with vast amounts of water.
The earth is believed to have had an enveloping canopy, just as Venus and Jupiter do today. This canopy (transparent, in this case) shielded the earth from deadly comic rays, as well as moderating a sub-tropical climate from pole to pole. Now, with the radioactive balance under the earth disturbed, violent energy was released. Vast amounts of water were suddenly heated to over 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Under enormous pressure, the water exploded through the granite crust. It was expelled at such force that narrow jets shot 70 miles into the sky. The first hot jets of water would have shot against the canopy. They ripped open holes or windows in the canopy. As the book of Genesis puts it, "the windows of heaven were opened."
The sides of those holes began to collapse.
Soon the entire outer canopy began to disintegrate.
The result: sudden, violent temperature changes. In certain areas, due to the lines of force at the earth's magnetic poles, the canopy would disintegrate as blocks of ice. But universally it would descend as rain. The collapsing canopy poured down in such volume and force, the result was disastrous. This condensing mass of extra water made it possible for torrential rain to fall continuously over the entire earth for six weeks non-stop.
It was at this time that these waters entered our present oceans.
COLOSSAL TIDAL WAVES
And since the daily rotation of the earth was now disturbed, the planet's waters were set into excessive tidal action. Moved by inertia, tidal waves rushed up over the land.
The water that would soon cover the earth was coming from three sources:
the underground basins
the firmament canopy
and thousands of new volcanoes
SHIPS AT SEA
So, as the Deluge sweeps over the land, some ships head out to sea, to escape the carnage.
But — BIG surprise — they are overwhelmed. And the weight of a mountain is piled over them.
And now to Naples, Italy. In the 16th century, after an earthquake split open a mountain, another large ship was found — again, inside the mountain.
Now down to Peru, in South America. About the year 1540, near Callao, Spanish miners were following a vein of gold and silver. And there, deep underground, they were startled to come upon an ancient ship (P. Cieza de Leon, La Cronica del Peru: Part One. Seville, 1553, pp. xxxii and 367)
Ovid likewise speaks of ancient ship anchors found on the tops of the highest mountains. I have seen some myself, at thousands of feet above sea level. It's absolutely true!
Well, it is probably needless to say that if such a devastating event DID occur in our past, then all our conceptions of the history of this earth will have to be revised.
The fact is, there are racial legends worldwide, concerning such an event, in which the stark terror of men and women still lives on. The screams as they stampede to higher ground. A single, small group of survivors, who repopulate the planet.
This is the most widespread and deeply rooted tradition on earth. These global traditions make it crystal-clear that this Great Deluge was no mere Mesopotamian flood.
As many a scientific researcher has found, legends tend to be based on a core of fact. Many an archaeological find has been made from the clues found in such legends. It's not only racial memory. Geological, paleontological and archaeological evidence for this event is embarrassingly abundant.
Could our present scientific establishment be wrong? Could there really have been such a cosmic global disaster as the Great Flood? And was this an re-shaping event far greater than we can ever conceive? (beforeus.com).
Gifts of Healing Plus
By F. F. Bosworth
For more than thirty years during great evangelistic campaigns, I have overworked, praying for the sick and afflicted. During fourteen years of this time, we conducted the National Radio Revival during which we received about a quarter of a million letters, most of them containing prayer requests from sick and suffering people who could not have recovered without the direct action of the Holy Spirit in response to the "prayer of faith". We have received multiple thousands of unsolicited testimonies from those who have been miraculously healed of every bodily affliction I know anything about, including leprosy. To God be all the glory because these results are impossible to anyone but Him. As a result of these miracles, many thousands have been joyfully converted, whom we would have missed had we not preached the healing part of the gospel once a week in all our evangelistic campaigns.
Because this healing ministry has required labor beyond human strength, we have prayed, oh so earnestly, for God to raise up more laborers to help in this so greatly neglected phase of the ministry. And during the past few years, I have often wept for joy over God's recent gift to the Church of our beloved brother, William Branham, with his marvelous "Gift of Healing." This is a case of God doing "exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20), for I have never seen or read of anything to equal the healing ministry of William Branham.
AN ANGEL APPEARS
On May 7th, 1946, an Angel who had spoken to Brother Branham in audible voice at intervals from his childhood down to the present time, finally appeared to him, and among other things told him that Christ's Coming was near at hand. And the Heavenly Messenger said: "I am sent from the presence of Almighty God to tell you . . . that God has sent you to take a gift of healing to the peoples of the world".
On page 1291 of the Scofield Bible, Dr. C. I. Scofield, D.D., in his footnote on Angels says: "Though angels are spirits (Psalms 104:4; Hebrews 1:14), power is given them to become visible in the semblance of human form (Genesis 19:1 and many other Scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments). In Exodus 23:20, God said to Moses: 'Behold I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way and to bring thee into the place I have prepared'. And in Genesis 24:40, we read, 'The Lord . . . will send His Angel with thee, and prosper thy way'."
This is exactly what God has done for Brother Branham. He does not begin to pray for the healing of the afflicted in body in the healing line each night, until God anoints him for the operation of the Gift, and until he is conscious of the presence of the Angel with him on the platform. Without this consciousness, he seems to be perfectly helpless.
TWO SIGNS GIVEN
Now notice that God not only sent an Angel to be with Moses, He also gave him two perfect miracles as signs and proofs to the people that God had appeared to him and commissioned him, under divine guidance, to be their deliverer (Exodus 4:1-31). The first sign was that of Moses' rod becoming a serpent, and the second sign was that of putting his hand in his bosom and having it become "as leprous as snow," etc. God said to Moses, "It shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, they will believe the voice of the latter sign" (Exodus 4:8). In the last three verses of this chapter we read that when these two signs were repeated "in the sight of the people, the people believed. . . and they bowed their heads and worshipped".
Just so, in addition to sending an Angel to be with and to prosper Brother Branham, He has also given him two perfectly miraculous signs which have served to raise the faith of thousands of the humanly incurable to the level where the "Gift of Healing" operates.
The first sign: When the Angel appeared to Brother Branham, he told him how he would be able to detect and diagnose all diseases and afflictions; so that when the gift was operating, by taking the right hand of the patient he would feel various physical vibrations or pulsations which would indicate to him the various diseases from which each patient was suffering. Germ diseases, which indicate the presence and working of an "oppressing" (Acts 10:38) spirit of affliction can be distinctly felt. When the afflicting spirit comes into contact with the gift it sets up such a physical commotion that it becomes visible on Brother Branham's hand, and so real that it will stop his wrist watch instantly. This feels to Brother Branham like taking hold of a live wire with too much electric current in it. When the oppressing spirit is cast out in Jesus' Name, you can see Brother Branham's red and swollen hand return to its normal condition. If the affliction is not a germ disease, then God always reveals the affliction to Brother Branham by the Spirit. This first sign usually raises the faith of the individual to the healing level; but if not, the second sign does.
The second sign: The Angel told him that the anointing would cause him to see and enable him to tell the sufferers many of the events of their lives from their childhood down to the present time. He even tells some their thoughts while they are coming to the platform or before they came to the meeting. I heard him say recently to a mother bringing her little girl, "Lady, your child was born deaf and dumb; and as soon as you discovered she could not hear, you took her to the doctor." And then Brother Branham told the mother exactly what the doctor said. The mother said, "That is exactly right." The great audience hears all this over the public address system. Brother Branham actually sees it enacted and pushing the microphone away so the audience won't hear it, he tells the patient any un-confessed and un-forsaken sins in their lives which must be given up before the Gift will operate for their deliverance. As soon as such persons acknowledge and promise to forsake the sin or sins thus revealed, their healing often comes in a moment before Brother Branham has time to pray. These statements by the Angel are verified in the Branham meetings nightly before the eyes of thousands.
Thus the great audiences witness nightly over and over again three distinct types of miracles. The first two do not heal the sufferers, but only serve as signs to raise the faith of the afflicted to the level where the "gift of healing operates for their deliverance." Of course, these two miraculous signs are possible only while the anointing of the Holy Spirit is upon Brother Branham for this purpose.
MORE THAN "GIFTS OF HEALING"
No doubt a few Christians here and there, during the Church Age, and some at the present time have been endowed with the "Gift of Healing" which is listed among the nine spiritual gifts in the 12th Chapter of I Corinthians, each of which is defined as "The manifestation of the Spirit" (I Corinthians 12:7-11). There should be laymen in every church thus endowed.
But Brother Branham is a channel for more than the mere gift of healing; he is also a Seer as were the Old Testament Prophets. He sees events before they take place. I asked him, "What do you mean? How do you see them?" He replied, "Just as I see you; only that I know it is a vision." Just as clearly as one sees material things around them, Brother Branham, while in prayer during the day, sees in vision some of the principal miracles before they take place. He sees some carried in on ambulance cots, or sitting in wheel chairs, and can describe how they look and how they are dressed, etc. While being shown these miracles in advance, he usually becomes, for the time, unconscious of things going on around him. Not once during the more than six years since receiving the gift have these revelations failed to produce prefect miracles exactly as he had already seen them in vision. At these times he can say with absolute certainty, "Thus saith the Lord," and he is never wrong. He told me that he simply acts out what he has already seen himself doing in the vision. The success of this phase of his ministry is exactly 100 per cent.
LOOKING AT THE UNSEEN
When the gift is operating, Brother Branham is the most sensitive person to the presence and working of the Holy Spirit and to spiritual realities of any person I have ever known. Under the anointing which operates his spiritual gifts and when he is conscious of the Angel's presence, he seems to break through the veil of the flesh into the world of spirit, and seems to be struck through and through with a sense of the unseen. Paul wrote, "We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (II Corinthians 4:18).
Paul's words here indicate that we are now living in two worlds at the same time — the world of sense, and the world of spirit. The world of spirit surrounds, enspheres, and interpenetrates the world of sense. Both worlds occupy the same space at the same time. The material realities which we see with our natural eyes exist in the midst of the far better realities which are unseen by the optic nerve. The Scriptures teach us that the superior "eternal" realities encompass us now. What sights might every one of us see at every moment of our existence, at every turn of our path, had we anointed eyes with which to see them! "The seen" exists in the midst of "the unseen," the "temporal" in the midst of the "eternal".
Paul says, "He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit." While filled with the Holy Spirit, our soul and God's Spirit are blended into one in the same way that the ocean and the bay are one because the ocean flows into the bay. Then it is that the glorious spiritual realities gain the ascendancy and become the most dominant. We see truth and spiritual realities through God's eyes. At such times future events seem to be present like a preview of a coming motion picture attraction. Jesus said that, "The Spirit will show you things to come".
MIRACLES SEEN IN ADVANCE
During a Fort Wayne meeting a lady came into the healing line carrying a child which was born with a club foot which with its leg was in a plaster cast. The moment Brother Branham saw them, without stopping to pray for the child's healing, he said to the lady, "O, yes, will you do what I tell you to do?" The lady answered, "I will." Then he said to her, "Go home and get that cast off, and when you come back tomorrow night, bring the child, and she will have a perfect foot." The microphone carried these words to all in the great audience. It took them more than an hour that night to get the cast off. When the lady brought the child the next night, the child had a perfect foot and was wearing a new pair of little white shoes and was walking. The doctor X-rayed the foot and found it perfect. I asked Brother Branham the next day why he passed the lady and the child through the healing line without praying for the healing of the child. He answered, "It wasn't necessary, for in a vision in the afternoon I saw the child healed." It would make this article too long if I should relate many other cases much more wonderful in detail than this case. This phase of his ministry alone would furnish matter for a book.
In the 5th Chapter of St. John, Jesus says, "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. . . The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise, for the Father loveth the Son and showeth Him all things that Himself doeth." What did Jesus mean? Of course, Jesus was a Seer as were the Old Testament Prophets. He saw His miracles before they happened. He saw the man which had an infirmity 38 years who could not get into the pool when the Angel went down and troubled the water. Jesus came to him and said to him, "Take up thy bed, and walk." Jesus saw Lazarus raised from the dead before He performed the miracle. He said to Nathanael, "Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee" (John 1:48). He saw where the ass colt was tied without being there. He said to two of His disciples: "Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him" (Mark 14:12-16). And the indwelling Christ is now perpetuating His works through human instrumentality according to His promise for this age: "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also. . . because I go to the Father, and whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son" (John 14:12-13).
THE PULL OF FAITH IS FELT
In the case of the woman who touched the hem of Jesus' garment and was made whole, Jesus said, "I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me" (Luke 8:46). When this became known, we read in Mark 6:55-56, that "Whithersoever He entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought Him that they might touch but the border of His garment: and as many as touched Him were mode whole." Thank God that same virtue is still flowing from the indwelling Christ into the bodies of the sick and afflicted, and they are made whole.
The two sign miracles which God manifests through Brother Branham to raise the faith of those in the healing line to the right level, are given also to raise the faith of the afflicted in the audience to the same level. This faith draws the same virtue from the indwelling Christ who is operating the gift, and heals those sitting in the audience. It makes no difference whether it is your diseases being supernaturally diagnosed, or the person's in the healing line, the signs are the same, and have the same effect on those sitting in the audience. Why should the signs be repeated for each individual who has already seen them? Moses did not repeat his two signs for each individual Israelite. A thousand could witness the demonstration and be caused to believe at the same time. Faith at the right level in any part of the great audience pulls on the virtue in the indwelling Christ, who is operating the gift; and this can't take place without Brother Branham knowing it. He feels it as distinctly as you would if I should pull on your coat, and knows the direction it is coming from; and he even points out the individual whose faith is touching Christ.
One time in the Louisville meeting, while he was praying for the sick on the platform, he felt a steady pull of faith from the audience, and as soon as the pulling ceased, he pointed in that direction and said, "A lady right back there has just been healed of a cancer." And she was.
While reading the Scripture to another audience, he stopped and pointed to a man he never saw before, and said to him, "Brother, your faith has just now healed that running cancer between your knee and your ankle." The cancer dried up on the spot.
While praying for those in the healing line in a Flint meeting, he stopped and pointing up toward the second gallery to his right, said, "I have just now had a vision of a lady dressed in a blue suit wearing a striped waist. She has just been healed of a cancer." The woman sprang to her feet and with great joy said, "I am the lady." Her faith did for her in the second gallery what faith was doing for those on the platform.
A young lady who was born with her eyes crossed and who was attending Bible School in Fort Wayne during the meeting there said to Mrs. Bosworth who was back at the book stand, "I can't see how I can ever get into that healing line, there are so many." Mrs. Bosworth said to her, "You won't need to. You just sit back here and ask God to lift your faith to the healing level, and you will pull from the gift the healing virtue." She did this, and during the service Brother Branham stopped and pointed in her direction and said, "A young lady way back there was just now healed of crossed eyes." Her eyes have been straight ever since.
A young lady was carried into the meeting on a cot. She was dying of leukemia. Both at Johns Hopkins and at the Mayo Clinic she was told that everything possible had been done and that there was no hope of her living. Her mind had begun to give way. I slipped off the platform to her cot and told her to be praying that God would lift her faith to the healing level and that it would either operate the gift or pull Brother Branham down to her. I watched her lips moving in prayer and all at once Brother Branham felt the pull of faith, jumped off the platform and went to her cot, prayed for her, and said, "In Jesus' Name arise from your cot, receive divine strength and be well." She obeyed and with hands uplifted and with tears of joy and worship flowing down her cheeks, she walked back and forth before all the people and down the aisles. Her sister told me afterwards, "My sister is wonderful".
In the great Fair Park Auditorium at Dallas, Texas, one night when the orchestra pit was full of stretcher and wheelchair cases, while Brother Branham was busy praying for those in the healing line, he kept feeling the pull of faith from his right which finally stopped. When he got through with those he was dealing with, he pointed to a man on a cot in the orchestra pit, and said to him, "Man, get up, you have been healed about five minutes." He got up praising God. His wife came to him and they threw their arms around each other and wept for joy together. He had been brought from Chicago in a dying condition with his lungs being eaten up with cancer. He was healed and came to the next meeting in Ft. Wayne a few days later to give his testimony. He has attended two other meetings since. I could go on and on reciting many pages of similar healings of those healed while sitting or lying on stretchers in the audience without Brother Branham ever touching them. All were healed in Peter's shadow without his touching any of them.
NO HARD CASES
There is no such thing as a hard case with God. A lady from Greece who had no opening in her throat entered the prayer line. She could not swallow a single drop of water or any kind of food. As soon as Brother Branham prayed for her she drank a glass of water and ate a candy bar. A night or two later in that same meeting nine deaf and dumb mutes came in the prayer line and all nine were healed.
Those born blind received their sight. After praying for one totally blind man, Brother Branham said to him, "Walk to the pulpit and put your finger on that preacher's nose." He walked straight to the minister and pulled his nose, causing the audience to laugh.
A very noted missionary from Palestine in the last stage of T.B. was brought from Yakima, Washington, in an ambulance to the Civic Auditorium in Seattle, Washington. The government paid his plane fare home. When he was commanded, in Jesus' Name, to rise and be well he did so, and two days later he was doing manual labor around his home.
Just as an altar-call or invitation to sinners follows an evangelistic sermon, so after the supernatural diagnosing and healing of those in the prayer line, the invitation is now being given to those in the audience who are prepared to accept their healing.
The healing of one at a time on the platform is only preliminary to the main healing service. It is only an object lesson sermon so to speak to all in the audience who need the benefits of the healing part of the Gospel.
Just as a hundred sinners may respond to the invitation of an evangelist and experience the still greater miracle of the new birth en masse, so it was amazingly demonstrated a few days ago in the Louisville meeting that the sick can be healed en masse by the gift of healing. Brother Branham ventured on this procedure there, inviting those on cots, those in wheel chairs, and the crippled to be brought forward first, and then those who could walk on their crutches and those suffering with cancer and other diseases to come toward the front and stand behind the stretchers and wheel chairs. As they began to surge forward, their faith began to pull on the healing virtue in the gift, and the healing demonstration was beyond anything yet witnessed in a Branham meeting. While on their way forward, Brother Branham pointed rapidly to one after another saying, "Christ has healed you." The people threw their prayer cards into the air, threw down their crutches and those who could not stand or walk sprang to their feet, some of them jumping and praising God for joy. The demonstration was beyond description. One boy in a chair who could not stand or walk, l saw him spring to his feet praising God. A few minutes later, I motioned to him and asked the crowd to make way and let him through to the platform. He walked to the microphone and fairly preached to the weeping audience. The gift operated for mass healing just as it had already done in the healing line where they were healed one at a time. The wife of the pastor of the Church of The Open Door phoned me the next morning that several members of their church were healed in this mass healing service the night before.
SINNERS SURRENDER EN MASSE
And the best of all, sinners are thus brought under conviction for sin and want to be saved. In Romans 15:18-19, Paul speaks of making "the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God. . . from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum." I have seen as many as thirty thousand sinners in a single day stand to their feet in tears to give their hearts to God. No wonder Jesus said, "Into whatsoever city ye enter—heal the sick that are therein".
INVITATIONS FROM ACROSS THE SEA
Quoting Psalms 68:18, the Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 4:8, "When He ascended on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men." The news of this divine gift to the Church, in three short years has traveled around the world, and many urgent calls are coming from foreign lands and from missionary stations across the seas. Many of these have recently come from various sections in Africa. Some sufferers have been flown over the waters from other countries to the United States to be healed. When Brother Branham visits mission fields I believe there will be the greatest spiritual awakening the Church has witnessed since the first century.
Before closing, I feel that I must say to those who read these lines but who are unable to attend a Branham Meeting, that this need not hinder you too from being healed. Thousands have been miraculously healed through their own prayer. God desires your healing more than it is possible for you to desire it. Jesus died to make it possible. Calvary makes everything which God has promised your personal property. "Every whit whole" is God's will proved and demonstrated to multitudes. Our healing literature together with the "prayer of faith" has brought healing within the grasp of many thousands. A continuous stream of unsolicited testimonies are still coming to us from our radio friends and their acquaintances. My book, "CHRIST THE HEALER," now in its seventh edition (250 pages), contains and explains clearly the Bible truths which have set multitudes free from all manner of humanly incurable bodily afflictions when there was no one present with the gift of healing, not even an elder to pray the prayer of faith. They were healed by simply believing and acting on the Scriptures concerning the healing of their body, in the same way that sinners believe and act on the Scriptures concerning the healing of their soul. My booklet entitled "The Christian Confession," which shows what our affirmations should be for obtaining all redemptive blessings, is working wonders. Its truths, practiced, will bring about the fulfillment of God's promise to heal or to do anything else which He has promised in the Bible.
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in other countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.
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