Bible Believers' Newsletter #518
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In a week in which a censored Pentagon Report confirms George II and his Administration lied to justify a case for colonies of the City of London to attack Iraq, as former Administrations lied in order to justify aggression against Vietnam, it seems appropriate that we read II Timothy 3-4.
Paul foretold that in the Messianic age, "perilous times shall come, for people will love only themselves and money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of those who are good; treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding a form of religion but strangers to its power. From such turn away!"
He went on to describe the false ministry "who worm their way into people's houses and captivate idle women laden with sins and swayed by all manner of impulses, forever following new teachers and never able to reach a knowledge of the Truth. As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these men resist the Truth, men of corrupt mind and counterfeit faith. However, they will not go far, for their folly will be obvious to everyone, as was the sin of Jannes and Jambres".
Paul outlined some of his trials since becoming a Christian and concluded, "All who will live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. . . the time is coming when men will not endure sound doctrine, but to satisfy their own desires they will gather teachers who tickle their ears, and turn away from the Truth to fables".
This came to pass when the Laodicean Age ended and Brother Branham's 'third pull' commenced (Revelation 3:17-20). In this Newsletter we will further define Christ's major offices, and what Jesus is doing now!
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
For centuries the Vatican has been pushing its "replacement" doctrine which states that the Catholic church has replaced Israel as "the New Israel". . . That deal to have the Vatican come into Israel and take over these properties and to "control and dominate the Old City of Jerusalem" already exists and has been fully documented and reported in the world's media.
The end goal of the Vatican is to seize control of the Old City of Jerusalem out of the clutches of the state of Israel. To that end they have a secret agreement with Israel which obliges Israel to respect the "extraterritorial" claim to their physical presence in the city. . . There is ample proof in the public record to prove that a secret deal was done with the Vatican by two Israeli government representatives, Yossi Beilin and Shimon Peres. . . Full story: joelbainerman.com
Still Unanswered 9/11 Miracles
February 19, 2008 – Americans are not quite ready to look into the Pandora's Box of 9/11 because the implications are truly breathtaking and staggering but as each shocking abuse of power of the Cheney/Bush regime is revealed to America ~ the public becomes more open to the possibility of a monstrous deception beneath the unanswered 9/11 miracles.
If one accepts the "Official Version" of the events that occurred on 9/11 or in the days leading up to it, one must conclude that a series of miracles occurred ~ suggesting factitiously the hand of higher powers. . . Full story: blogs.salon.com
India under New Pressure on Iran
March 7, 2008 – As the Iran issue threatens to turn critical, New Delhi is faced with a serious challenge from its policy of promoting a "strategic partnership" with Washington. . . India had been under pressure to play such a role in the first "pre-emptive" war as well. . . The latest pressure has come in the form of a demand for New Delhi signing a US-India Logistics Support Agreement (LSA), . . under which the two countries would provide logistic support to each other's military. . .
Full story: truthout.org
Comment: Divide and conquer.
UK to Hand Sovereignty to EU without Referendum
March 6, 2008 – Britain's MPs voted yesterday to deny the public a referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Union's substitute for the Constitution that failed in 2005 after being defeated by Dutch and French plebiscites. . . Commentators and activists fighting the issue have called the vote yesterday in the House of Commons the effective end of British sovereignty. . . Full story: lifesitenews.com
Scientists disclaim Role of CO2 in Global Warming
March 8, 2008 – The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change held in New York City March 2-4 was attended by an impressive list of over 500 people. . . at most 52 scientists wrote the IPPC’s report, of which only 4 or 5 endorsed its highly politicized findings. Yet, the IPCC repeatedly gives the impression that hundreds, if not thousands of scientists endorse their conclusions. This is completely false. While many other scientists do endorse it, it is certainly not a consensus. Compared to this, every one of the 23 NIPCC’s scientists and economists who authored the report released at the conference endorsed it. Likewise, most, if not all, the 100 scientists at the conference endorsed the NIPCC’s conclusions. . .
There was an undercurrent during the conference about the sun that was hinted at during many of the talks. The sun should have entered Solar Cycle 24 in 2007, when it becomes much more active, but is so far dead quiet. This hasn't been seen since the 17th and 18th centuries during what is called the little ice age. The temperature dropped several degrees during that time and was accompanied by crop losses, famine and pestilence. Thankfully, no one expects it to get that bad, but we could be entering another cooling cycle, like what occurred between 1945 and 1975. Both the southern and northern hemisphere’s have had the coldest winter in decades, and in some regions this winter has broken all records. . .
Although it is far too early to say with any certainty what will happen, the prospect terrifies the global warming alarmists. They have long known that it could happen and is probably behind why the alarmists have changed the name from man-caused global warming to man-caused climate change for the past several years. That way, no matter what happens, the alarmists can try to convince the world that man is still at the root of the problem and we must turn to global governance to save the world. Hopefully, the world will see through the scam. Full story: newswithviews.com
"Future dangers will not come from the same source [communism]. The ideology will be different. Its essence [climate alarmism and environmentalism] will, nevertheless, be identical—the attractive, pathetic, at first sight noble idea that transcends the individual in the name of common good, and the enormous self-confidence on the side of its proponents about their right to sacrifice the man and his freedom in order to make this idea a reality". . . Full story: lewrockwell.com
Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David
There is a dearth of righteousness in the world: greed and self-seeking rather than service and the commonweal are the motivation of too many public faces, laws are framed to favor the guilty; morals are perverted; churches are apostate and know it not; there is no certainty even in preparing for a career as knowledge is often redundant as it is being taught and employment opportunities may be expatriated tomorrow. Material security is threatened as inflation, predicted to become hyperinflation, devalues fiat currencies and depression threatens to devalue real property. Instead of measures to protect the commonweal, our puppet governments strive to preserve banking interests whose fraudulent fractional reserve system is the root of all evil. Society has rejected the Absolute, their only constant" seems to be more change. Isaiah said, "When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him." In this gloomy hour in which there is no clear distinction between day and night, right or wrong, in either church or society, God sent the certain Light of THUS SAITH THE LORD in the evening time (Zechariah 14:7).
We are at the end of the Gentile dispensation—no one will be "saved" during the tribulation. Jesus said when the Seven Seals were opened there would be no further delay for intercession as all seven Church Ages of PART Word would be fulfilled (Matthew 25:1-13; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 10:6; 18:4). Let us have our lamps trimmed and filled with oil so we can see where we are walking in the Word. In response to the midnight cry of Malachi 4:5-6 all ten virgins will "come out" of Rome and her harlot (once) Protestant daughters, whose destiny is the lake of Fire (Revelation 2:21-23; 19:20; 20:5, 10, 15). All ten virgins are "saved"; the five wise are born again and will be translated before the tribulation while the "foolish" will be cast into "outer darkness" but granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment. The elect 144,000 of Israel were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary.
Luke 17:30: "As it was in the days of Lot, so will it be in the day when the Son of man is being revealed." To reveal is to make known a secret, and Jesus promised the mystery of God should be finished by the Seventh Angel's Message, to call His Bride out of Babylon. Not in the days of Luther's Message, or Wesley's, or what the Pentecostals had (which was only the restoration of the Gifts). However, at every dispensation change the majority is so bound up in church traditions it is impossible for them to recognize the Light for the new Age, being convinced that their tradition has all of God. It has always been that way and only the elect minority will see it. Paul saw this at the very start of the age of grace, and said that, as a nation, Israel was blind spiritually, but that a remnant of individuals, according to the election of grace, would catch the revelation and enter into Christ (Romans 10-11). As Isaiah foresaw Israel at the end of their dispensation, with "eyes that see not, and ears which hear not," Jesus foretold the Pentecostal or Laodicean Church Age would be "blind and know it not," for God has concluded them both in apostasy (Isaiah 6:10; Romans 11:32; Revelation 3:14-22).
"Jesus was in the world and the world which was made by the Word knew Him not. He came to His own and His own received Him not. But as many as received the faith were transformed or born again by God's creative Word" (John 1:10-13). The same Creator manifest in flesh said, "The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live." He was speaking of the regeneration of the Church Age saints through understanding the Word for their day and by virtue of His Mediatorial work in behalf of their ignorance of its fulness. Christ was a mediator until the Seven Sealed Book was opened and "the mystery of God finished in the days of the Voice of the Seventh Angel" (John 5:19-26).
On the day of Pentecost and in each succeeding Age, the evidence of the new birth has been "hearing" with anointed ears what the Spirit was saying to the Elect Church for that Age—not "speaking with tongues of men and of angels" (Acts 2:41; Romans 10:13-21; Galatians 3:2; Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22). How else can we receive God's Word except by the understanding of faith, which comes by "hearing" what God is saying. Like Samuel and Elijah we need to be quiet, escape the noise of the world and listen for the still small Voice of inspiration.
Notice Jesus has been speaking of the Son of God dispensation. It is essential we recognize Jesus has three Offices: Son of Man, Son of God, and Son of David. In other words, He is Prophet, Priest, and King. To this all denominations agree, but like Israel, the teachers fail to understand that He does not, indeed CANNOT exercise all three offices simultaneously.
When the Syrophenecian woman implored Jesus as Son of David to heal her daughter she was ignored as His Office at that time was Son of man, the prophet. By faith Israel will "see" Him as Son of man at His 'parousia' Coming after the Gentile day of grace, not until the Millennium when He restores the Kingdom to Israel will His Office be Son of David. Besides, as a Gentile she had no claims on Him as Son of David, but when she called Him "Lord," He acknowledged her faith, for He was Her Lord (Matthew 15:21-28).
We must say the right thing to God, for there will be no answer if our words are not mixed with faith. For instance, there is no promise of remission of past sins and new birth for those who are baptized in the Titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as their testimony is not mixed with faith. Concerning water baptism Peter said, "it is not the washing of the body that saves us, but the answer of a good conscience toward God by the revelation that we are justified by grace through faith without works" (I Peter 3:21). We have no reason to expect an answer from God when we pray in the Titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, because Jesus commanded us to pray in His Name, and the Name (singular) of those three Titles is Lord Jesus Christ. When that little woman became desperate and said the right thing to God, faith answered her request.
Son of Man, Son of God and Son of David are three different and distinct OFFICES or dispensation claims of One Lord Jesus Christ. But this does not make Him three persons anymore than the Titles, Offices, or dispensation claims Father, Son, and Holy Ghost make God three different persons. Three people in one god makes three gods or language has lost it meaning, making Christians infidels as Mohammedans and "Jews" imagine we are. These three Titles Father, Son and Holy Ghost refer to God above His people under the Law, God with His people in the days of His flesh and God in His people since Pentecost.
Both Isaiah 9:6 and Matthew 28:19 said Messiah would be known by three major Titles, Offices, or dispensation claims: "Wonderful Counselor," the Holy Ghost or parakletos; "Mighty God or Everlasting Father;" and "Prince of Peace" or Son. But the compound redemptive NAME (singular) of these three Titles, Offices, or dispensation claims is Lord Jesus Christ. That is why we baptize, pray, marry, praise, bury, and live in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38-39; 4:12; Colossians 3:17). In the days of His flesh Jesus was not Priest, neither was He Judge, nor King; He was Son of man "the Prophet of Nazareth," the Sacrifice foretold by Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-18; Matthew 21:11; Hebrews 1:1-2).
The Levites were ministers of the earthly sanctuary under the temporary covering of the blood of bulls and goats. There could be no intercession without blood on the Mercy Seat above the Ark in the Holiest which was built after the vision of a pattern God showed Moses on the mount. As Christ Himself was to be the Sacrifice, His precious Blood an atonement and cleansing for sin, He could not possibly have been a Priest in the days of His flesh before His Blood had been shed to cleanse the heavenly tabernacle of the sins of the Old Testament saints, for "without shedding of blood is no remission of sins," thus no priestly ministration and no resurrection of the Old Testament saints.
In the days of His flesh He could hardly have been Judge. Jesus said, "I judge no man . . . I came not to judge but to save the world" (John 8:15; 12:47). Neither was He King but a Prince. He had not yet overcome (Matthew 26:36-42), until He completely redeemed the Church Age saints through the centuries in which He was High Priest and Mediator for the Elected and claimed the Book of Redemption or Title Deed to all He had redeemed, He could not be King. He could not fully redeem the Church Age saints at Calvary as the Book was sealed and what faith they had would be lost through almost a thousand years of Roman Catholic martyrdom, so He had to intercede for their ignorance or error in the Word. A king has to have a kingdom, Christ had to intercede for His kingdom in order that the Church Age saints could be Spiritually born into It (John 14:1-4; Revelation 1:6; 11:15) and the non-elect receive their salvation. Throughout the Seven Church Ages His body lay as a memorial on the sacrifice altar until His Mediatorial Work was finished. Once the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was baptized into the Body, the Mercy Seat became a Judgment Seat (Revelation 4), and when the elders advertised for a kinsman redeemer, the bloody Lamb advanced from the outer court into the Holy of Holies, took the Book, tore open its Seven Seals, and as Lion of the Tribe of Judah He became King of kings and Judge when the saints crowned Him by their revelation (Revelation 5:8-14). Now there is a Man enthroned in heaven, but Christ's Throne and His Kingdom will be on earth.
It may be helpful if you close your eyes and visualize Revelation 4 and 5 as we rehearse what we have covered thus far. Please study God's Word to prove these things for yourself. From the foundation of the world, the Book was closed and sealed with Seven Seals so that the Church Age saints had only PART-Word. Jewish fables and pagan myths began to be introduced by the non-elect; later the Catholic church was organized in union with the Roman state and martyred over 68 million Christians who refused her creeds. Now, since the Seals have been broken and the mystery of God is finished, the folly of Rome and her harlot daughter churches is manifest. But we know Son of man, Son of God, and Son of David are three different Offices, and three separate Titles of One Lord Jesus Christ, describing His Work in three dispensations over two thousand years and into Eternity.
Satan has blinded the eyes of over 99% of church-goers. And men who spent a lifetime studying, teaching and writing on Scripture imagine Jesus somehow exercises these three Offices simultaneously, and make Father, Son, and Holy Ghost three persons. They have not realized these are also three Offices or dispensation claims of One God, not three persons. They have no understanding of the creation of God (in which Jesus is firstborn of many sons). "But without faith it is impossible to please Him" (Hebrews 11:6).
Israel has been apostate for two thousand years and knows it not. They worship God in the Office of the Father because they have been struck blind by theology contrary to God's prophetic Word, which they crucified when it manifest in flesh in the Office of Son of man. Of Israel Jesus said, "In vain do you worship Me" (Matthew 15:9).
The church of this world still worships God in the Office of Son of God, the one Mediator and High Priest between God and men. However, since the opening of the Seals He is no longer a Mediator and has returned in the prophetic Office of Son of man to reveal their mystery. And as Son of man He is King of kings and Judge (John 5:27). Of the denominations in this day, Jesus said, "You are naked of the Blood, Spiritually bankrupt, blind to My Word, wretched and miserable." In short, you too are apostate (Revelation 3:17-20; Romans 11:32).
We must recognize these different Offices and Titles describe distinct works of God. We must know and understand what he is doing NOW, "for if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the Battle?" We can learn a great deal from an examination of some of His Old Testament Titles or Offices. For instance:
Jehovah—the self-existent One
Jehovah Jireh—the self-existent One will provide
Jehovah Nissi—the self-existent One is my Banner
Jehovah Rapha—the self-existent One is my Healer
Jehovah Shalom—the self-existent One is our peace
Jehovah Shammah—the self-existent One is there
Jehovah Tsidkenu— the self-existent One is our righteousness
Neither Jew nor Gentile have at any time debated or considered these seven Titles imply seven persons in one god, or seven gods, and Jesus fulfilled each one. Many more Titles and Offices such as El Shadii—the breasted One describe WHAT God is doing at a particular point in time. Only the spirit of strong delusion in the closing years of the Gentile dispensation would lead God-fearing Bible students to suppose Jesus, the self-existent Saviour could be a second or third person of God (Isaiah 45:15, 21-22). God is our One and only Saviour, beside Him there is no other. Were they to truly acknowledge Jesus is Emmanuel, or GOD with us, they would surely understand this series of Titles or Offices describes the duties in which He is engaged at a particular point in time. Isaiah 35:8, "even the most stupid traveler shall not err in the way".
In John's Gospel Jesus explained to His disciples that though He was with them physically, the time would come when the world would see Him no more, but they would not be without consolation. "I will return in another form, and at that day you will know I am WITH you, and also IN you".
This promise began its fulfillment on the Day of Pentecost when He returned in Spirit form. In the form of flesh He could be present only so long as His disciples were gathered together in one location. But as Son of God, the Holy Spirit, He could be with and IN every one of His saints in Spirit form, wherever they were 24 hours a day, through faith or understanding of the Word (John 14; Galatians 3:2,14; I Peter 1:22-25; I John 3:9).
As Son of God He was Mediator between God and men from Pentecost to the end of the Laodicean Church Age. When Revelation 4 and 5 were fulfilled He answered the call for a Kinsman Redeemer, claimed the Title Deed to everything Adam had forfeited, and tore open the Seven Seals, revealing HOW He had redeemed the New Testament saints in each Age.
In Matthew 24:36, Jesus told His disciples there were many things even He did not know, and in Acts 1:6-8 He said it was not needful at that time for them to know when the Millennium should commence, for the Gospel must first be preached as a witness to the Gentiles before the end. Thirty years later He revealed the future two thousand years of Church history to John in symbols on the Isle of Patmos, instructing him NOT to write the Seventh Seal, which is the revelation of the previous Six Seals disclosed by the voices of the seven thunders of Revelation 10:3-4. Thunder represents the Voice of God which spoke through each of the seven Church Age Messengers.
Turning our Bibles to the first three chapters of Revelation, we discover Jesus did NOT immediately reveal all things to the early Church. Pentecost did receive the most important of all revelations—that of the Supreme Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ—which became lost under Roman dogma, but not the mystery of the Seals and future Church history. And during the Seven Church Ages, the Word was given in seven parts. Seven different measures of the Spirit anointed seven major apostles or "angels" through two thousand years to deliver a portion of the Word to the saints of each Age. The Message or "letter" of each was a prophecy to the "churches" (plural) of each dispensation. Those who "heard what the Spirit was saying to the elect church" for their Age were born a second time when they "heard the Voice of the Son of God," and passed from death unto Life, whilst the nominal church without faith to "hear" the revelation, came under condemnation by the "letter" only (John 6:24).
This confirms our understanding of John 5:24-26: "The hour is coming and now is, when those dead in sin and trespasses shall hear the Voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father has Life in Himself; so has He given to the Son to have Life in Himself." From Pentecost to Laodicea, it was the revelation of the Voice of the Son of God that baptized the saints into the Body, receiving their revelation of the Word for their day, and interceding for their ignorance of "that which was in part".
Our FIRST birth brought us into the world physically; spiritually we were born dead in sins (Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:6). Jesus said, "My elect hear My Voice, and a stranger they will not follow . . . And all the Father has given Me will come." Only the elect can receive the Word for their Age.
As we have explained in elsewhere, from Pentecost until the close of the Laodicean Church Age, Christ was in the Office of Mediator—Priest, Advocate, or Son of God, interceding for the ignorance of the elect so they could be born again. First, in behalf of the elect Israelite converts on account of traditions which often interfered with the purity of their faith because the New Testament expounded by Paul had not been widely shared. And second, as Gentiles began to be in the majority, the church fell away from the Word: the FALSE church martyred the saints and pure faith was lost. So Christ interceded for the ignorance of the saints from Pentecost through the Seven Church Ages.
Like Israel before it, the Gentile dispensation ends in apostasy. However, God promised a RESTORATION of the faith. This RESTORATION of the W-O-R-D was Christ's Supernatural Coming. (In the Greek text of your Bible, this word is, 'parousia,' meaning "arrival and subsequent Presence"). This RESTORATION is necessary because the Church Age saints cannot be glorified until first we come to the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the sons of God. Jesus said He would build His Church on the rock of Spiritual revelation of the Word, or faith (Matthew 16:13-20). That faith was LOST in the blood of the martyrs of the Roman Catholic church. As the understanding of the Word is to be restored and the Word of God must come to a prophet, the Messenger to the Seventh Church Age was the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7.
"Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord; and he shall turn the hearts of the apostolic fathers to the elect children, and the heart of the elect children to their apostolic fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse" (Malachi 4:5-6).
"But in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he has declared to His servants the prophets" (Revelation 10:7).
The second Coming is the W-O-R-D, NOT the flesh Man from Galilee. Christ the WORD came through the mouth of God's Prophet and the church rejected Him in unbelief because they were looking for the M-A- N, which will be His THIRD Coming. How can they receive Christ without faith to believe His Word? They love their illusion of the historical Jesus but despise His unchanging Word because it condemns their sin. Those who cannot receive the Word of God are NOT His children (John 10:1-5; Romans 8:6-8; II Corinthians 4:3; Hebrews 12:8).
Jesus showed Peter, James and John a vision of His second physical return, preceded by Moses and Elijah whose ministry will restore the 144,000 elect of Israel. His third Coming or second physical return will be after the consummation, when He steps out on the ashes of the wicked with the saints of all Ages for the Millennium, as prophesied in Malachi 4:1-3.
When Peter asked when the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 should come, Jesus replied, "This Elijah shall come at the end of the Gentile dispensation before these things you've just seen in the vision come to pass, and he will restore all things which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. Before I turn to Israel, faith in the Word, which will be compromised through the Seven Church Ages, must be RESTORED to perfect the Gentile Bride for the manifestation the sons of God and the Resurrection." Jesus then identified John the Baptist as the Elijah of Malachi 3:1 who had already fulfilled his part of the Scripture, sealing his testimony with his own life (Matthew 17:1-13; Acts 3:21).
The Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 did not preach another gospel, for there is only one Gospel; nor did he add to Scripture, but by the spoken Word he revealed what was hidden within the written Word. His ministry is clearly described by Joel, Malachi, Matthew and Revelation as restoring "the" one and only faith, once delivered to the saints.
His Commission was to gather all the loose ends of doctrine not completely understood by the Reformers and reveal the history of the Seven Church Ages concealed under symbols in the Book of Revelation. As Christ was the only one "worthy to read the Book, or even to look thereon," this could only occur after the last saint predestinated to the Seventh Church Age was redeemed or baptized into the Body, thus fulfilling His ministry of Mediation. Can you see that Revelation 4 and 5 could not be fulfilled until all Seven Church Ages had come to pass?
Once the Church Ages were over, and they are, Christ opened the Book which has been sealed from the time of Daniel the prophet and revealed the perfect interpretation to the "angel" to the Seventh Church Age who delivered the full Counsel of the Lord for His Church (Revelation 1:1; 3:14; 10:7). Because the Word has been sealed with Seven Seals, through the Ages the New Testament saints had only "part" of Christ the anointed Word. Now since the Seals are open the mystery is revealed, we have the perfect interpretation of the Word as Christ is here.
I Corinthians 13:10 is fulfilled: "When that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away." There is only One "Perfect," which is Christ the Word, and the Word comes only to a prophet. So "a" son of man, a servant in the person of the angel to the Laodicean Church Age, revealed "the" Son of man, Christ the fullness of the Word. The Son of man is not "part" of the Word, He IS the complete Word. Jesus is not a second or third "part" of God, He IS Emmanuel—the fullness of God with us. So in rejecting the Seventh Angel's Message, the churches ALL rejected Christ, fulfilling Revelation 3:20, crucifying unto themselves the Son of God afresh, and they know it not.
Do you begin to understand more clearly how I have been trying to explain that the second Coming was NOT the Word in the physical form of Jesus, neither was it Spirit in the Office of the Son of God. It was in the form of the SPOKEN WORD of God's Prophet, revealing the Son of man again. His precious feet will not touch this earth until the Millennium. "Blessed are they that have not seen, yet have believed."
"Oh, Brother, what about Zechariah 14:4, 'His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives . . .?'"
That is a symbol for Israel as Revelation 10:1-4 is a symbol to us Gentiles. The second Coming is Spiritual, it is the Word in the Office of "Son of Man," uniting with His Bride to fulfill John 17:21-23 and Ephesians 4:13 for the manifestation of the sons of God. His THIRD Coming (or second physical return) will be the flesh Man in the Office of Son of David.
ALL FOUR GOSPELS speak of the 'parousia' "Coming of the Son of man," and the "revealing" (Greek 'apokalupsis', meaning disclosure) of the Son of man at the end of the Gentile dispensation. NONE of these prophesies refer to the physical return of the Man Jesus. The physical Coming takes place when He steps out on the ashes of the wicked after ALL life has been destroyed. The second physical Coming is when He leaves His Father's Throne, or heaven, to take up His Own Throne on earth for the Millennium in the Office of Son of David when the kingdom of Israel is restored.
The second Coming at the end of the Gentile dispensation is the WORD. It is not the Man from Galilee but Christ the Word, first revealed through a vindicated prophet revealing Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever, by the unmistakable Messianic sign of Hebrews 4:12: "discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart . . . as it was in the days of Lot" just before the Gentile cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. Through this ministry God raised the dead, restored sight to the blind, and performed more miracles than recorded in all the Bible, proving Jesus lives (John 14:12).
Just as there is no Trinity but One God with three Offices or dispensation claims, can you see it is not a second or third Christ but the SAME Jesus who returns at the end of the Gentile dispensation, with another Title, another Office, another dispensation claim before Fire falls and destroys this Gentile civilization? Like Israel, the church proves it is not following the Word when it fails to recognize He is no longer a Mediator in the Office of Son of God and has returned as Son of man; it is following its own ideas instead of the Word.
He came as Son of Man to redeem His Bride, Son of God to intercede for the Church Age saints, Son of Man to incarnate the living saints in the Rapture and will return with His saints as Son of David for the Millennium.
John 5:26-28, "As the Father has Life in Himself; so has He given the Son to have Life in Himself; and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man. Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear His Voice, and . . ." He goes on to speak of the general resurrection and White Throne Judgment at the end of the Millennium. But do you see that the end of the Age He is no longer Son of God, the Mediator and priest? He changes His Office to Son of man once He has redeemed the PART-Word saints and comes back as Light on the Word to bring His end-time Bride into perfect oneness and indict the world. Now He is King of Kings and Judge.
Once the Seven Seals are revealed, Christ is no longer a Mediator for ignorance. As on Mount Sinai, once the full Word or Commandment is delivered He becomes Judge (John 5:27; Romans 4:15; 5:13; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 4:5). Christ had to return to His prophetic Office in order to restore the apostolic faith, reveal the Seals, indict the world of sin, then execute Judgment under the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet, reconfirm His new Covenant to Israel and reveal Himself the same yesterday, and today, and forever through their two witnesses.
II Timothy 3 and 4 describe conditions in society and in the church in the end-time. Daniel was told to seal the vision and prophecy UNTIL the time of the end, so the end-time commenced in 1963 when Christ revealed the Seven Seals. The Gospels also foretell the lawlessness of the end time. As in the days of the Judges of Israel every man does what he deems right in his own sight without regard to God or His Word.
Jesus described the Coming of the Son of man as "lightning" in a hypocritical day that is "neither light nor dark." A time of lawlessness with no Absolute, no right or wrong, but said "in the evening time, just before total apostasy, it will be Light." When Paul met Jesus on the Damascus Road He was Light. He has returned in this end time as the Light of seven days—the Fullness of the revelation (Luke 17:22-24; Isaiah 30:26; Zechariah 14:7; Revelation 10:1-7). God is Light, the second Coming is not a Man but Light. The same Light of revelation which shone in the East in the morning of the Gospel has been RESTORED in the West with the same faith as a witness against Christ-rejecting Gentiles. The unveiling of the Seventh Seal brought Him back to earth in WORD form.
Continuing His prophecy, Jesus likened the days of the Son of man to the days of Noah, inviting us to compare current conditions with those that caused God to grieve placing man in flesh. Instead of man having dominion over the animals, the animal, his own flesh, took dominion over man through lust. The sons of Adam immorally cohabited and interbred with the daughters of Cain. God never forgave this sin and destroyed the world. Jesus said miscegenation between the seed of the Serpent and the seed of Adam would repeat at the end of the Gentile dispensation. He foretold advances in science and engineering, huge population increases and building developments "as it was in the days of Noah." At such a time, He said the Son of man will be revealed. And notice, once again, despite all the warnings and preaching, there has been no repentance, and people will continue in sin until atomic fire destroys them all.
As Enoch's translation, Noah's deliverance and the utter destruction of the Gentiles were the vindication of their Message. The translation of the Bride and utter destruction of the Gentiles will be the vindication of God's Message for today. Jesus also compared end-time conditions with Sodom and Gomorrah (Luke 17:28-37), and promised that in the last days the Son of man will be revealed to Abraham's royal Seed, the elect Church called-out and separated from the world. From this type in Genesis 18, we learn the Church will receive no further witnesses after the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6.
God veiled behind the flesh of a created man and revealed the secrets of Abraham and Sarah's hearts, proving He was the Word (Hebrews 4:12). Veiled behind the flesh of the virgin-born Jesus He identified Himself by the same sign at the end of the Law, when Israel was apostate and knew it not. As He is no respecter of persons He promised to reveal Himself by the same sign at the end of the Gentile Age when the church is apostate and knows it not.
As it was in the days of Lot, homosexuality is rampant and openly accepted by today's society. Three messengers were promised: the last messenger to our dispensation was the angel to the seventh Church Age with a prophetic ministry of restoration to call out the elected, while two others ministered a salvation message to the nominal church in Sodom.
God declared Himself to His elect at the end of the Gentile dispensation, veiled behind the flesh of the prophet William Branham, a sinner saved by grace, revealing Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever, by discerning the thoughts and intents of people's hearts. He finished the mystery of God, from the Serpent seed in the garden of Eden to Satan's incarnation in that man of sin at the close of the dispensation, and restored the faith. Like Lot down in Sodom, the denominations have had their own messengers—Billy Graham and Oral Roberts.
Christ's Coming was signified in the heavens by a mysterious cloud above Tuscon, Arizona on February 28, 1963. A hundred and fifty independent photographs were taken, many of which appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. Scientific articles were published in encyclopaedia and books on meteorology (Daniel 7:9; Matthew 24:29-30; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). God revealed this to Brother Branham by vision prophesied several months before the phenomenon. Miles above the atmosphere, this was no natural cloud, but a Supernatural Light scientists have to this day been unable to explain. The Son of man was revealed or made known through the ministry of the William Branham by the same signs which vindicated Him in the days of His flesh. The dead were raised on many, many occasions, the blind received sight, the deaf heard and the lame walked. This was not done in secret but before congregations of half a million. After one meeting in Durban, South Africa, council workers removed seven truck- loads of discarded cots, wheelchairs, crutches and other aids from the meeting place, a race track, the only venue that could accommodate the numbers.
God has always veiled Himself behind the flesh of men. Jesus came to reveal and make known the Father, not to make Himself known. And Brother Branham was sent to reveal the Son of man, not to promote himself. Not once did the sign of Hebrews 4:12 fail to reveal Christ in the Office of the Son of man, the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
Actions speak louder than words. Denominational people say, "We're looking for the Coming of Christ." But their actions prove otherwise. They are even looking for the wrong thing. Their real objective is to add members to their denomination. But there are people, one here and one there, as Jesus said in Luke 17:30-37, who are looking for the Coming of the Lord. These verses speak of the end-time Bride being called out of "her," the church and into "Him," the Word. Denominations believe they speak of the first resurrection. He only reveals Himself to those who understand, and only the elect have faith or understanding. Only the elect are called out of dead creed and tradition to gather around the carcass of the Living Body Word of the Lord Jesus and be caught into a channel of revelation like Job. When the inspiration struck his heart he said, "I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand in the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God" (Job 19:25-26).
Noah, Job, Abraham, the woman at the well and saints in every age saw Him when His promised Word was vindicated. Today, God is calling His people out from every denomination into oneness with the Word for the manifestation of the sons of God. But before we can come into Christ the Word, we must come out of the Babel of denominational confusion—for how can two walk together except they be agreed on the Word? Christ is not uniting with a denominational harlot, she is going to be burned. Christ is marrying a pure virgin without spot or blemish. He's gathering His people for the translation, two are in a bed—a church, spiritual resting place—He'll take one and leave one, two are working in the mission fields, He'll take one and leave one, two are grinding—preparing to preach the Bread of Life, He'll take one and leave one. Where is He going to take them? Where the eagles are gathered together, around the fresh Word, the restored Jesus Christ.
Do you believe the God Who promised these things has done them? You do if you're a Bible Believer—Bible Christian—not a denominational. The old Methodists, Baptists, and real, genuine Pentecostals in their Ages longed to see these things. We believe that the Word was made flesh. And we believe the Word is made flesh in His Bride by the vindication of His Presence in these last days to confirm His Word.
Men and women, can you see how close we are to the going away? You who've put off the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, perhaps relying upon some sensation, the assurances of some old minister, or trusting some gift you have that Satan can impersonate, yet lack the real Spirit in you to go all the way in God's promises. How can a man who claims to have the Holy Ghost deny one Word of this Bible, being "not right?" He can't do it!
No matter how religious you are and how many churches you belong to, if that genuine Holy Ghost is in you (which is this Word manifested), you will see the Message and the hour, because it's the Holy Ghost that does it. But the inspiration has to quicken it to you. No matter how much water you pour water on the ground, if there is no seed in there, there is nothing there to bring forth.
The Elect of God saw it in Noah's day, Moses' day, Jesus' day, the apostolic day, Luther's day, Wesley's day, and in the Pentecostal Age, because they were foreknown as being on the earth when the inspiration was poured out for their day. Now while the inspiration is being poured out to gather the Bride together, only the Elected will see it. Jesus said, "I thank You, Father, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and revealed them to babes such as would learn".
Once inspiration strikes and you have the revelation, the gates of hell can not prevail against It. Are we living in a modern Sodom and Gomorrah? Is history repeating itself? It was a Gentile world that was destroyed by fire then. Jesus said in Luke 17:28-30, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be when the Son of man is being revealed" or made known! John the Baptist, Malachi, Jesus and Peter said, "The heavens and the earth which are now are reserved for fire" (II Peter 3:7).
Things that were hidden throughout the Church Ages are now revealed. God promised it and if He doesn't honor His Word It's no better than a man's. He is His Own interpreter. He said, "A virgin shall conceive," and she did. He said, "Let there be light," and there was. We are not living in Luther's Age, Wesley's Age, or the Pentecostal Age, we live in the evening time when the Bride is being called out. Jesus said He would return as Son of man in this day and He has. He is here NOW, Christ is here in WORD Form.
It was hard for Catholics to see Luther; for Luther's followers to see Wesley's dispensation, and for Wesley's group to see the Pentecostal Age. Now it is hard for the Pentecostals to see OUR day. And if it's hard for the Pentecostals to see our day, it is almost impossible for Baptist, Methodist, Anglican and other denominations two or three dispensations behind God's Word, to come out of Babylon into the glorious Light of the present Truth. It has always been this way, because the Spirit is poured out on an elected Seed, and that only. The Bible others can't see it. Revelation foretold Christ would be put out of the church in this Laodicean Church Age. He was, now they are "naked, poor, miserable, blind and know it not".
Before the foundation of the world Jesus said, "Let there be," and there was. "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. But as many as did know Him, to them he gave the power to become the sons of God." The very Creator Himself later said, "Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming when all that are in the grave will hear the Voice of the Son of man, and shall come forth." The very God Who said "Let there be Light," said "The Voice of the Son of man would wake those that are in the grave." It has to happen in its season.
Now He is Son of man, not Son of God. He is the same Person, but in a different Office, for a different work.
The Son of Man is the Word, the Seventh Angel's Message is the Son of man—Revelation 10:1-7. In Revelation 1, which is the end of the Age, we see one like the Son of man standing in the midst of the seven lampstands. The symbol is likened to the Son of man as Judge, girt about the breast with a golden girdle, not as Son of God and Mediator, and symbolizes the elect Church drawn out of all Ages. This is Jesus—impersonated in the flesh of His Church. I Corinthians 6:2, "Don't you know that the saints will judge the world"? The finished Body has grown into the measure of the stature of a perfect Man, the Fulness of the Word, fulfilling Malachi 4 and other Scriptures that promised a restoration of the Word in this day. The Bride and Groom will be one when the Seventh Trumpet sounds the fullness of the Gentiles and announces the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
Jesus came as Son of man to redeem His Bride, as Son of God to mediate for His Bride while the Book was sealed, and is now Son of Man—the fulness of the Word again, uniting with His Bride for the resurrection, the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation. He will return with the saints of all ages for the Millennium, in the Office of Son of David.
Once again, God bless you Brethren as you receive this Word with all readiness of mind, then search the Scriptures. Like Job, we are in the hour of crisis. If you have a genuine revelation, like Job, you will hold onto it although friends and those dear ones scoff and scorn your Jesus. If the church has rejected this revelation because it condemns their creeds, they will reject the Word in you because the Life of Christ on display brings them into condemnation.
Have patience, pray and study your way through the centuries of learning and darkness into the Light of the Presence of the Son of man. Once you are united with Him, pass the faith to some poor soul ship-wrecked on life's boundless ocean. There IS Life, there IS hope, there IS a God who HAS come a second time to impart His Life to His Bride. Since the Seventh Seal has been opened He will not tarry. Be patient, meet your outstanding debts, get your life in order, and the inspiration will come. bb920428.htm (abridged)
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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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