Friday, April 25, 2008

The Creation of God and His One Eternal Purpose - Part V

Bible Believers' Newsletter #524
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In this, the tenth anniversary issue of Bible Believers' Church free weekly Newsletter, we declare there is no possibility of "peace on earth, goodwill toward men" for almost the next decade. Jesus "came not to bring peace on the earth, but to separate His elect and the saved from the lost by the sword of His Word":

"I have come to bring division, to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's foes will be of his own household. He who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross, and follow Me, is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life shall lose it: and he who loses His life for My sake shall find it" (Matthew 10:34-39).

The immediate world outlook is inflation, depression, and "killing by war, famine, disease and by wild beasts" (Gk. 'therion') — metaphorically, brutal, bestial men, reprobate concerning the faith (Revelation 6:8). Prepare yourself Spiritually; provide for your home materially and be watchful in every thing. We are entering times of lawlessness when only criminals and the ungodly can buy or receive "justice," and the worldly church system in league with the 'hidden hand' is the 'therion' of the pale horse ridden by Satan. Revelation 13, 17 and 18 identify the beast, his image and their companions in your country.

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


US Food Riots much closer than You Think
October 23, 2007 – Up until the 1980s there was a system that stored a lot of grain in elevators around the country. At one time, a whole year's harvest of grain was stored that way. But since taxpayers were paying to store it, certain urban politicians engineered the movement of that money from providing a safety net or backup for their own food supply in order to give the money to various other social welfare things. So now, nothing is stored. We produce what we consume each year and store practically none of it. There is no contingency plan. . .

It's likely too late for the government to do anything to prepare for such an event, so it probably won't do any good to try to lobby them for a solution. . . They're more concerned with urban political issues and helping (or invading -ed) other countries than they are about preserving the security of their own food supply. . . Full story:

The global food crisis reached the United States yesterday as big retailers began to ration sales of rice in response to bulk purchases by customers alarmed by rocketing prices of staples. Full story:
America's Role in Haiti's Hunger Riots
Fertilizer Price Hikes are Pinching Farmers
Why More Food is not the Answer
Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops

Comment: The government IS doing something "to prepare for such an event" by helping (or invading other countries). "Such an event" is intended. Massive world depopulation and anarchy are the NWO agenda.


Chemtrails, Morgellons, Weather and Mind-Control, Depopulation
Futuristic engagement systems and techniques such as holographic projection, noise and gravity fields, biomedical operations, psychological operations, military deception, and information attack are all possible. These innovative indirect means are discussed in the classified C2 and Information Attack white papers. As a complement to those indirect techniques, this paper focuses on target engagements that use direct attacks with lethal and nonlethal power.(58)

Did you catch that? What do they mean by "biomedical operations," "holographic projection," "noise and gravity fields," or some of the other terms? These terms have to do with classified information about "getting into the head" of a person, and command and control (C2). Modern attacks on C2 degrades the enemy’s ability to make the best decisions and makes them change their decision without them realizing that they were ever manipulated.(59)

There is a saying: life mirrors art. Let’s go back to the original chapter we discussed. If the aerosol operations described in "Weather As a Force Multiplier" are just sci-fi, military daydreaming, then why are there charts within that document than can only be described as spray schedules? These charts tell the reader exactly which substances will be sprayed and during which years. . . Full story:

Comment: Brother Branham called this "Satan's Eden".


Twelve Answers to Questions No One is bothering to ask About Iraq
April 20, 2008 – Can there be any question that, since the invasion of 2003, Iraq has been unraveling? And here's the curious thing: Despite a lack of decent information and analysis on crucial aspects of the Iraqi catastrophe, despite the way much of the Iraq story fell off newspaper front pages and out of the TV news in the last year, despite so many reports on the "success" of the President's surge strategy, Americans sense this perfectly well. In the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, 56% of Americans "say the United States should withdraw its military forces to avoid further casualties" and this has, as the Post notes, been a majority position since January 2007, the month that the surge was first announced. Imagine what might happen if the American public knew more about the actual state of affairs in Iraq—and of thinking in Washington. So, here, in an attempt to unravel the situation in ever-unraveling Iraq are twelve answers to questions which should be asked far more often in this country. . . Full story: Petraeus Promotion Ensures Future for Bush War Policy


Great Flood proven by Mayan Calendar
Joseph Scaliger (1540-1609), a scholar of immense ability . . . rightly recognised that the calendar as it now stands, i.e. the Gregorian Calendar which was introduced in Europe in 1582, and which he heavily criticised, was a somewhat cumbersome apparatus with which to reconstruct the chronology of past events. Its very complexity lent itself to mistakes, whilst its inherent inaccuracies lent themselves to yet further inaccuracies. So he decided to solve the problem, and his solution was as ingenious as it was simple. Instead of an event being said to have occurred at such a date in such a year BC or AD, it would henceforth be said to have occurred on a certain numbered day.

From which point in time should this day count begin? The answer was obvious. It should begin from Day 1 of the Creation. But when did Day 1 occur? Well, Scaliger (partially) solved the problem by turning his attention to the three basic units upon which virtually all workable calendars are based, namely, the Solar Cycle, the Metonic Cycle and the Roman Indiction.

In simple terms, the Solar Cycle is completed every 28 years, the Metonic Cycle every 19 years, and the Roman Indiction every 15 years. Scaliger realised that there must obviously be points in time when all three cycles begin and end together, so, noting carefully the age of each cycle at the moment when he began his calculations, he counted the years backwards until he came to that year when all three cycles began together. And that was the year 4713 BC.

Simple arithmetic then told him that the three cycles would only meet together in time every 7980 years (this figure being the product of 28 x 19 x 15), and given that they had begun together in 4713 BC, the period, which he named the Julian Period in honour of his father Julius, would not end until the close of the year AD 3267 (Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1985 ed. Vol. 15. p. 463).

This was an excellent and broad base upon which to build his system of chronology, and for convenience's sake Scaliger counted 1st January 4713 BC as Day 1, building up his chronology from there. However, the fact that the three cycles (Solar, Metonic and Roman Indiction) began in the year 4713 BC will hold a certain significance for creationists, for Genesis is quite clear on the matter when it tells us that, apart from their light-giving properties, the solar system and its backdrop of stars were created so that we could measure by them times and seasons, days and years. In other words, God had created a gigantic clock, and what more natural than that the Creator should start that clock ticking, as it were, at a setting that would measure the age of the universe as well as the more mundane passing of the seasons here on earth?

But, before we recklessly assume that Scaliger had all unwittingly stumbled across the true date for the Creation, we must remember that Scaliger based his calculations on the present values of the Solar and Metonic Cycles, or at least the values of these cycles as they stood in the year 1582/3. Creationists should be painfully aware by now that values today may not necessarily be the values of the past. This is constantly argued by creationists in refutation of the uniformitarian hypothesis. Much damage, disruption and mayhem has occurred which will undoubtedly have altered those values to an extent we can only guess at. On a local (planet earth) level, we have had the global Flood of Noah and other geological disasters to alter the rotation of the earth and hence the lengths of the day and year. The moon has suffered local catastrophes of its own affecting no doubt the length of the lunar month, and the universe in general has degenerated noticeably in its values during the past six thousand years or so simply through the inexorable workings of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. . .

Now, the Maya instituted a day count exactly like that which Scaliger devised in order to solve certain chronological and genealogical problems that they had come across whilst reconstructing their own ancient history. The unnerving aspect of this from the modernist point of view, however, is the fact that the Maya perfected their day count some six hundred years or more before Scaliger was even thought of. . .

If we correlate the Mayan day count with that of Scaliger, we find that the Mayan Day 1 began on Julian Day 584283 (Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1985 ed. Vol. 15. p. 474), which equals in our terms 10th August 3113 BC (I make that a Thursday) for the start of the Mayan day count. Now, the significance of this lies in the fact that although the Mayan concept of time was cyclic, they nevertheless knew that the world-destroying catastrophe that had closed the previous age was brought about by water, and that their own age had begun after that catastrophe. In other words, they looked back to the Flood as the close of the old age and the beginning of the new. And it is here that their day count takes on an immense significance. Scaliger's day count, we remember, took him back to the year 4713 BC, and it is more than probable that this corresponds roughly to the year of the Creation. The Mayans, however, did not begin their day count from the Creation, but from the Flood, and this event was set in their chronology, not Scaliger's, in the year 3113 BC, and subtracting 3113 from 4713 leaves us with a 1600 year period between the two dates for the Creation and the Flood, a period of time which corresponds remarkably closely to the 1656 year period set out so precisely in the Genesis record. Little wonder that this information is precluded these days by a cursory dismissal of Mayan mathematics and astronomy. If I were a modernist, I'd dismiss it too!

. . . not only did our ancient forebears look back, in pre-Christian times, to their descent from patriarchs that are named in the Table of Nations, but they also held that the earth was of recent creation and that it had once suffered a Flood. And they knew all this without any recourse to the book of Genesis, of which they were entirely unaware. In all, their records constitute a rather formidable body of evidence. (Bill Cooper, After the Flood pp. 124-129).

Comment: Of course "the day of creation" was "in the beginning" — perhaps trillions of years before the six days each of a thousand years in which God prepared earth for the habitation of life.

In his article, "The Significance of the Year 2012 Explained" Richard Lowe discusses the Mayan Calendar which ends in 2012. "During early 2001, the Sun's solar cycle was completed and the Sun switched magnetic poles, so the Sun is due for another cycle in the year 2012. Well, who cares if the Sun flips again? it flips every 11 years so why should the next flip be any different? The solar cycle of 2012 is more significant than any other for several reasons:

During this time the two biggest planets in our solar system, Saturn and Jupiter, will be in line with each other. The gravitational effects of the two planets on the Sun will cause it to wobble during it's pole shift. This can have huge effects on the magnitude of the Coronal Mass Ejections the Sun will be tossing into space. . . Since opposites attract, the Sun, along with it's gravitational influence from Saturn and Jupiter, may cause the Earth to switch magnetic poles too! With the magnetic field of the Earth switching in a matter of minutes, there can be huge disruptions in the Earth's geological and ecological system. It can cause mass earthquakes and volcano eruptions all over the world. After it's all done, compasses will point South, the Sun will rise in the West and set in the East.

The most far fetched possibility and probably the most catastrophic is the phenomenon called "polar wander." Polar wander is a result of the Earth's outer crust shifting at a rapid rate. The magnetic poles stay put but Antarctica becomes the equator and the tropics become the North Pole.

The final event that will occur on December 21, 2012 will be at 11:12 GMT. . . and it happens every 25,800 years. At that time our Sun will line up directly with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. . . Full story:

Brother Branham said, "something's fixing to happen one of these days, something similar to that, when the five planets, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus, and so forth comes into their. . . They never have did it. Oh, they claim maybe twenty-five thousand years ago, but who was back there to know it?" (Communion, p. 14:74). The natural types the Spiritual: thirteen months later the seven stars of Revelation 1 formed a pyramid-shaped constellation, the Laodicean Church Age ended and Christ returned in the Office of Son of man according to Scripture.

Moon's gravitational attraction makes the ocean tides and at 5,000ft below sea level the pressure of salt water is 2182psi so it also distorts earth's crust. Thus, prior to the Great Flood there would have been no major earthquakes. We anticipate massive earthquakes that will sink Los Angeles, much of California, and split the mount of Olives, with volcanic eruptions throughout the Pacific ring of fire, and on the Moon. Full story:


Augustine was no Saint
Christianity arrived in Britain during the first century AD. The notation that Augustine brought Christianity to Britain is pure myth. He came here as the representative of the Pope and persuaded the Saxon kings to submit to Rome. There were mass baptisms all over the country as the Saxon people followed the example of their leaders. Then in 601 he went to Wales, expecting the same success, but was disappointed. The Welsh already had the true faith, given to them by the early church, and they did not need any new innovations from Rome.

Augustine demanded that the Britons should accept all the doctrines of the Roman Catholic church, although he offered them time to do it in piecemeal fashion, without converting to Roman Catholicism all at once. When they refused, he instigated the Saxon army to attack the monastery at Bangor-is-y-coed, killing 1200 monks and scholars [in AD604]. . .
Full story:

From that day on there existed an animosity between the Britons (Welsh) and the papacy that was to ferment throughout the early to late Middle Ages, only to culminate in the eventual expulsion of the papal authority from the realm of England under king Henry VIII, who was significantly himself of Welsh Tudor stock. But the early ascendancy of the Saxons meant that all recorded history of Britons was consigned to oblivion as far as historians and chroniclers were concerned, with only Roman, Saxon and, later, Norman accounts of events being taught and promulgated in schools throughout the land. . . Full story:

Comment: The Roman Catholic church organized in the Pergamean Church Age (312-606) and took Europe into the Dark Ages in the Thyatira Church Age (606-1520).

In his book, After the Flood, Brother Bill Cooper says: "We are presented with the simple question as to why a two thousand year recorded history has been so pointedly ignored by modern scholars. Why is it that the history of Britain is an entirely blank page before the year 55BC in any conventional modern history book when such an easily accessible and informative record is at hand? Could it have anything to do with the fact that the Britons traced their ancestry in these pre-Christian records back to patriarchs that are known to us from the Genesis record but of whom the Britons should have known nothing in their pre-Christian culture if what the modernists have always told us was true? . . . there is much else besides regarding the histories and genealogies of other European peoples that is also ignored but which likewise verifies the Genesis account.


The Creation of God and His One Eternal Purpose - Part V

We are studying the new creation—of God Himself—not a second or third person, manifest in the glorified flesh of Jesus Christ and His Bride, who are the fullness of His glorious Attributes. Jesus Christ is the beginning of the creation of God Himself. As the Logos manifest in flesh the fulness of the "divine nature" or godhead dwells bodily in Him (Revelation 3:14; Colossians 2:9). This why Brother Branham said, "The greatest of all revelations is the supreme Deity of Jesus Christ".

As the first Adam was formed with his wife in him, Jesus Christ was begotten with His Wife in Him. As Attributes of the Logos, she came from the same source and is eternal with Him. Whereas He was the Word pre-manifested in theophany as the Tree of Life, Melchisedek, etc., (Genesis 2:9; 14:18) before He was flesh, we bypassed our theophany and came first into flesh to be tested by sin and proven as Attributes. Clearly, the Bible is the story of God unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the flesh of His glorified Family—Jesus Christ and His Bride. This is God's one eternal purpose.

In this form He will be worshipped by the "saved" throughout eternity because we are God manifest. In this form also, the glorified 144,000 New Testament Israelites and Old Testament saints will serve Him. Together with their King and Queen, they are the elect of God that constitute the New Jerusalem. The root meaning from the Hebrew term for "city" means "to keep watch," and implies that the leading object of gathering into towns was for security against marauders. The Shekinah will watch over New Jerusalem, which will rule the "saved" non-elect dwelling around the circumference of the renewed earth, worship the new creation of God, tithe of their increase, never entering into the holy City.

Jerusalem means "vision or foundation of peace" as indicated by the Scripture and double line of faith upon what the City is built. True eternal security, inner peace and rest derive from the revelation you have heard your name called from the Lamb's Book of Life, from which it can never be erased. John 5:24, "I assure you, He that hears My Word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has eternal Life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed out of death into Life." Jesus was not speaking of the "letter" but what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To the elect and Word-born Church, it is new birth, to the nominal church it is rebuke and correction.

Author Bill Cooper wrote, "It is commonly thought in this present age that nothing is worthy of our belief unless first it can be scientifically demonstrated and observed to be true. This idea, known today as empiricism, has been around since the 1920s, and says basically that nothing is to be taken on trust. and that anything which lacks direct corroboration must be discarded from mankind's fund of knowledge as simply not knowing. Not surprisingly, a special case was made by those who had thought of the idea for including the Bible in this great process of deselection, and it was assumed without further enquiry that nothing in especially the earlier portions of the biblical record could be demonstrated to be true and factual. This applied particularly to the book of Genesis. There all was relegated, by modernist scholars at least, to the realms of myth and fiction, with very little of its contents being said to bear any relevance at all to 20th-century man. Not even a moral relevance was granted. In other words, we were solemnly assured in the light of modern wisdom that historically speaking, the book of Genesis was simply not worth the paper it was written on" (After the Flood, p. 10).

Intellectuals try to reason with the "letter" that can be seen, and with material substance that may be heard, touched, smelt or tasted, or reasoned by mathematics, whereas "Faith is the confident assurance of the actual existence of things hoped for, the conviction of unseen realities. . ." tested by the Word (Hebrews 11:3).

Brother Branham said, "Have you ever noticed how Satan hates two books of the Bible more than all others? Through liberal theologians and pseudo-scientists he is always attacking the Book of Genesis and the Book of Revelation. In both of these books we find Satan's origin, his awful ways and his destruction. That is why he attacks them. He hates to be exposed, and in those books he is exposed for exactly what he is. Jesus said about Satan, "He has no part in Me and I have no part in him." The Devil would like to prove that different; but he cannot, so he does all he can to destroy confidence in the Word. But when the church disbelieves Satan and believes the Spirit's revelation of the Word, the gates of hell cannot prevail against her" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 14:4).

The first Eve was deceived and beguiled by the Serpent when she let Satan misinterpret one word. Genesis 3:1-4, "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Hath God said, "You shall not eat of any tree of the garden"? And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but God said, "You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die." And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die".

According to Revelation 22:17-19, the last Eve will say only what the Spirit says. She will neither add to not take from Brother Branham's THUS SAITH THE LORD, for this Book is the complete revelation of Jesus Christ whom the Seven Seals brought back to earth in W-O-R-D form at the end of time. Unfortunately the foolish virgin in our ranks, being justified and sanctified by faith in God's unchanging Word but not born-again, have received the hiss of the serpent by adding human reasoning to the "letter" of the prophet's Message.

Brother Branham said, "Like the Dutchman, you take me for what I mean and not what I say." So we understand that when he said, "Say what the tapes say. Say what the visions say," he did not intend us to parrot the "letter only" but to filter his Message through God's unchanging Word from Genesis to Revelation just as we follow the apostolic saints and filter the Words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19 through the whole Bible, obeying what He meant, not what He said, and baptizing in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Brother Branham said, "I only work by revelation; the revelation has to be the Word. If it isn't according to the Word, then it's a wrong revelation." Yet fine people within the circle of this Message echo the hiss of the Serpent when they reason, "Hath God said" there is no Two Souls; or no Return Ministry? "Hath the Prophet said" the word 'parousia'? that the Seven Thunders are revealed? or that the Laodicean Church Age has ended? The answers to all these questions are found in the Bible, whose mystery was unlocked by the "shout" of the end-time Message.

We will now consider two other groups: the non-elect "saved," whose names were not in the Lamb's Book of Life, but are in the Book of Life and who will be our subjects in the Kingdom; and those whose names have been blotted out from the Book of Life and are the "lost".

Brother Branham said, "As Israel (chosen people of God) in majority forfeited their rights in the Book of Life by rejecting Jesus, so the majority of the Gentile church will also come into condemnation with the resultant removal of their names from the Book of Life by rejecting the Word and thereby entering into the world ecumenical movement which is the image erected unto the beast. . ."

"You have a perfect type of that in Israel leaving Egypt. They came out about two million strong. ALL escaped through the sacrificial blood. ALL were baptized in the Red Sea; ALL came up out of the water enjoying Holy Spirit manifestation and blessings; ALL ate angel food; ALL drank of the rock that followed them. Yet except for a very few they were naught but carriers for the children who should follow them and go into Canaan land. All Israel is NOT Israel. And all but a tiny minority had their names blotted out of the Book of Life."

(Moses led Israel out of Egyptian bondage in the first exodus; Paul led the Church out of apostate Israel in the second exodus, and the "Shout" of Brother Branham's Message is calling Christ's end-time Bride out from the apostate church in the third exodus — I Thessalonians 4:16; Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4).

"We have the same right today in the church. Names are going to be blotted out of the Book of Life. No names will be blotted out of the Book of Eternal Life for that is another record though contained in the Book of Life. THIS IS THE RECORD: GOD HATH GIVEN US ETERNAL LIFE, AND THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON. HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE (ETERNAL) AND HE THAT HATH NOT THE SON HATH NOT LIFE (ETERNAL). And those who have that Life were in HIM before the foundation of the world. THEY WERE CHOSEN IN HIM BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. That GREAT ROYAL SEED, Jesus Christ, was planted (He died) and that life that was in Him came up through the wheat plant and is reproducing itself in multitudes of wheat seeds having the same life in them, and being like the Original because by Spirit they are original" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, pp. 274:2; 284:1-2).

As in the previous Church Ages, there are three kinds of believers within the circle of this end-time Message. There is the elect believer who was represented as an Attribute of the Logos in Christ on Calvary; their names are in the Lamb's Book of Life. There is the non-elect make-believer of Adam's race, whose name remains in the Book of Life and who is "saved" and will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment, and there is the un-believer whose names have been removed from the Book of Life, or being physical Serpent's seed were never in the Book of Life, and are the LOST.

It should be clearly understood by everyone in the circle of this Message that very few of our number are elect. That is most of our number are not in the Lamb's Book of Life because God foreknew they would not exercise the zeal required to "search the Scriptures daily, whether their understanding of the Message is so" (Acts 17:11). As Brother Branham said, Not only are they not elect and in the Lamb's Book of Life, but "All but a tiny minority [will have] their names blotted out of the Book of Life."

Don't look for the foolish virgin in churches outside this Message; most of those you'll see are "denominational harlots" of Revelation 17:5. Now is the hour to "give diligence to make your calling and election sure" by "studying to show yourself approved of God, rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (II Peter 1:10; II Timothy 2:15).

Mankind is not evolving but has been devolving since the Fall. This ought to be obvious owing to the inexorable workings of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. And God having redeemed an election has set aside a group who are the "saved," and consigned earth, its creatures and the works therein to be returned to the elements by fire as Scripture informs us from Genesis to Revelation.

Brother Bill Cooper wrote, ". . . we must first allow that many of our preconceptions regarding ancient man are mistaken. It is commonly supposed, for example, that the nations of the world became aware of the God of Genesis only after they were evangelised by Christian missionaries. Only since the translation of the scriptures into their own language, it is assumed, did they become conscious of the Creation and the God who created it. It is further supposed that early pagan man can have had no concept of a divinity higher than that of an idol, because it is impossible to come to a knowledge of the one true God without that knowledge being given through the direct revelation of His Word, and so on. Popular thought seems never to have considered the possibility that pagan man was indeed aware of God and of His attributes and power, and that this awareness had existed and flourished for centuries without any recourse at all to the scriptures. So it is with something of a surprise that we meet with exactly that, a profound knowledge and appreciation of an eternal and almighty Creator God, His fatherhood of the human race and His infinite attributes in the writings of various historians in the ancient world and amongst the teachings of the earliest philosophers. It is of the utmost importance that we familiarise ourselves with this truth . . ."

"So profound was the concept and knowledge of God amongst certain pagan peoples in the ancient world, and in particular the Greek and Roman worlds, that a controversy eventually arose and was to rage for many centuries between those who propagated and preserved that knowledge of God as the Creator, and those who sought to destroy it by attributing the creation of the universe to purely natural forces. The marked similarity between that pagan controversy and the controversy that rages today between creationists and evolutionists is surprising and we . . . must understand something of the sheer profundity of the pagan philosophical concept of the one true God. We meet with it in places as distant from each other as the world is wide, and among cultures as socially and politically diverse as those of ancient Greece and China. For example, it is from the writings of the Taoist Lao-tzu, who flourished in the China of the 6th century BC, that the following profound statement concerning the existence and some of the attributes of God is taken:"

'Before time, and throughout time, there has been a self-existing being, eternal, infinite, complete; omnipresent ... Outside this being, before the beginning, there was nothing.'
"It was clearly from no copy of Genesis that Lao-tzu could possibly have derived such an awareness of God. But then as other pagan philosophers from different cultures altogether were to add their convictions to that of the Chinese sage Lao-tzu, (and that takes no account of all those who lived before him), it becomes immediately obvious that no such copy was necessary. It would seem that, contrary to most of the assumptions of modern psychology on the matter, the knowledge of God is in fact and indeed innate within the human soul. It is a built-in awareness that may well be awakened and perfected with the reception of God's Word, but it is certainly something that exists quite independently of a knowledge of scripture. That is not to say that it was admitted to or proclaimed equally by all men in the ancient world. Many, of course, denied it just as they deny it today. . ." (ibid pp. 15-17).

In Romans 1:17-32 Paul traces the devolution of humanity from the knowledge of the revelation of God to wilful ignorance through the conceit of human wisdom. He demonstrates that unlike the animals, man has innate conscience "Showing that what the Law requires is written in their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them" (Romans 2:13-16).

Romans 1:17-25, ". . . the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. On the other hand, God's indignation is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness; because whatever can be known regarding God is plainly recognized and known among them; for God has shown it to them." Paul is speaking of the knowledge of God through creation which preceded the development of heathenism. This external revelation in the creation proclaims God's wisdom and goodness (Romans 1:20). Then also there is the innate internal revelation to the reason and conscience of every man (Acts 17:22-29; Romans 2:15; John 1:9). This nature-given faith is confirmed and completed by a Spiritual revelation of God's Word and in the Person and completed work of the risen Christ which exhibits God's Attributes of justice, holiness and love.

The revelation of God's indignation from heaven in penal righteousness upon Israel in the Law of sin and death preceded the revelation of His grace in justifying righteousness through the Gospel as the power of God for salvation (Matthew 3:16-17; 16:13 – 17:13). The complete revelation of ungodliness appeared at the New Testament revelation of grace when the world's guilt reached its climax in the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

However the revelation of wrath poured out in the seven Trumpet and Vial Judgments is progressive as well as historical, in opposition to which the progressive revelation of the righteousness of salvation in the Gospel acquires its perfect clarity and significance through the unveiling of the seven Church Ages and Seals. Because spirits do not die, "the wicked will do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand," so the world cannot become a better place before the Millennium when Satan is bound. However, "the wise shall understand," and although our numbers have diminished with each passing age, "grace and peace have been multiplied unto us through the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord," as we grow into the unity of the faith and put on the divine nature.

"Ungodliness" is the absence of reverence for God, whereas the "unrighteousness of men" is the corresponding iniquity against God's laws in the lives of men universally who withhold the revelation of His Word.

"From the time of the creation of the world His invisible Attributes such as His eternal power and divine nature, have been made visible and understood through the things that are made. So they are without excuse: because although they had knowledge of God they did not honour Him as the one true God (in opposition to the false gods whom the heathens worshipped), or render the praise and thanks due to Him. Instead, they indulged in futile thoughts, reasonings and speculations, and their senseless minds were darkened".

Omnipotence reveals the Attributes of God "through the things that are made"—His works; and worship has its root in the feeling of dependence on the Supernatural power of the Almighty (Genesis 17:1; Exodus 6:3). The invisible becomes visible not to the eyes, but as something known and perceptible to reason. The pagan knowledge of God through the revelation of Him in His works, although only partial and fragmentary, is sufficient to leave those who possess it with no ground on which to excuse ignorance and designed neglect of God. The world was not ignorant of God at the outset; its ignorance is the result and punishment of its great sin of neglect. They lost even their imperfect knowledge because they did not raise it to faith through the labour of the heart (Matthew 13:12). Choosing to devise vanities (Acts 14:15) rather than to retain God in their knowledge their foolish hearts and minds became Dark, losing what little Light they once owned. They were not wanting in worship, but "worship in Spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). This was the beginning of heathendom as idolatry traces back to sin, which is unbelief in the revealed Word of God.

"Claiming to be wise, they became foolish and exchanged the glory of the immortal God into images of mortal man, and birds, and animals, and reptiles."

The assumption of wisdom is always associated with alienation from the truth of God. Their folly was in proportion to their boast of wisdom, for there can be no greater folly than to worship a beast rather than God (I Corinthians 1:19-25; 3:19; 8:1; Proverbs 16:18).

Having abandoned the contemplation of God's real glory communicated through the Spiritual contemplation of the creation, later manifested to Israel in the Shekinah in exalted moments of vision, and which was finally unveiled to we Gentiles in the righteousness of Christ for faith—men universally exchanged God's glory for idols; Israel for the lewdness of the Babylonian Talmud, and Christendom for hedonism, narcissism, nihilism and humanistic materialism which is Judaeo-communism.

Brother Branham writes: "Historians such as Wilkinson and Mallett have proven conclusively from the ancient documents that at one time all the peoples of the earth believed in ONE GOD, supreme, eternal, invisible, Who by the Word of His mouth spoke all things into existence, and that in His character He was loving and good and just. But as Satan will always corrupt whatever he can, we find him corrupting the minds and hearts of men so that they reject the truth. As he has always attempted to receive worship as though he were God and not the servant and creation of God, he drew worship away from God to the end that he might draw it unto himself and so be exalted. He certainly did accomplish his desire to spread his religion throughout the whole world. This is authenticated by God in the Book of Romans, "When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, until they became vain in their imaginations, and through darkness of heart accepted a corrupted religion to the extent that they worshipped creatures and not the Creator."

"Remember, Satan was a creature of God (Son of the Morning). Thus we find that where once truth was disseminated amongst men, and all held to that one truth, there later came a day when a vast group turned from God and spread a diabolical form of worship around the world. History bears it out that those of the tribe of Shem that stood with the unchanging truth were in solid opposition to those of Ham who turned away from truth to the devil's lie" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 183:1).

"Therefore God also gave them up in the lusts of their own hearts to such impurity as dishonoured their own bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed throughout eternity. Amen".

Idolatry is spiritual adultery and leads to moral whoredom (Numbers 25; Ezekiel 23). Thus heathen worship is connected in various ways with the practice or even the worship of lust, and their bodies already dishonoured by natural lewdness, lost their dignity as temples of God and are degraded into instruments of sensual lust (I Corinthians 3:17; 6:15-20). God withdrew in retribution for their moral condition, and by this judicial act allowed them to walk in their own ways. Since without God's Spirit they will be unable to control the lusts of their heart, they will be delivered over to a still worse moral condition as the sins of the mind become sins of the flesh (Psalm 81:13; 147:20; Acts 14:16).

Romans 1:26-32, "For this cause God gave them up to shameful passions. Their women exchanged natural functions for unnatural, and the men forsook their natural relationships with women and burned in their lust one for one another; men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the recompense due to their error. And as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, so God gave them over to depraved thoughts, to practice that which is indecent, because they have been filled with all manner of wickedness, fornication, covetousness, malice; crammed with envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, malignity; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without conscience, fidelity, natural affection or pity. While knowing God's decree—that those practicing such things deserve to die—they not only do them but give their approval to those who do them".

When Israel exchanged the truth of God for a lie, the Lord destroyed that kingdom and scattered the people. When Judah did likewise, He razed the temple, destroyed the City and exiled the créme of the people captive to Babylon. There they exacerbated their apostasy by superimposing the philosophy of the Babylonian Merchantile Code over Yahweh Torah to create Pharisaism which is Talmudism or Judaism. This caused them to crucify Messiah, and God turned to we Gentiles, "to purify (not replace) our souls by faith," and "take out of them a Bride for His Name" (Acts 15:7-15; Isaiah 11:10). Since then they have been overcome by their mortal enemy and peddle filth throughout the world.

When Rome exchanged the truth about God for a lie, God gave them up to the lie of sexual lusts. This is graphically illustrated in the prominent exposure of homosexuality and pederasty within the Roman priesthood. During his United States tour this week, Pope Benedict XVI apologised to some of their victims. ABC Radio National's Religion Report questioned whether the Pope will apologize to victims when he visits Sydney for World Youth Day, and named some ex-priests guilty of abusing hundreds, one of over a thousand boys.

The anointing for Brother Branham's Elijah ministry was withheld until the conditions foretold in Luke 17:26-30, II Thessalonians 2:3-12, and II Timothy 4:4 were fulfilled. He indicted the whole world for exchanging the truth of God for a lie, and His Message is calling the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters into the unity of the faith before God smites earth with a curse. Today the world is immersed in sin, and as punishment for exchanging the truth of God for a lie, He has given them up to desecrating the temple of their own bodies. People paint, pierce, tattoo and parade their flesh. Australia has an openly homosexual judge, the United States has Slick Willy, the reputedly depraved George I and II, vice president Cheney and his lesbian daughters, and an alleged lesbian is campaigning for president, "as it was in the days of Lot".

Sin is punished by sin, as virtue is rewarded by virtue. Yet God's judicial abandonment has not taken away the free moral agency and responsibility of these deviants who have been carried away by their own corrupt nature which has overridden the Law of Life. They have regressed from wicked passions to wicked acts, and from these to wicked characters in whom the inclination for what is good is extinguished; and from these, to wicked maxims.

Apostasy from Christianity is worse than heathenism. Whereas heathen corruptions were produced and sanctioned by the heathen mythology and idolatry, Christian nations are corrupt in spite of and in direct opposition to Christianity, which raises the highest standard of virtue, and acts continually on the world as a purifying power. The moral and spiritual state of the world signifies the end of grace, which will take place when the last Gentile predestinated to Christ's Bride has heard their name called from the Lamb's Book of Life and taken his or her place in the Word.

The Lamb's Book of Life is the record of God's foreknowledge of the offspring of the last Adam, Jesus Messiah. It occupies a section in the Book of Life of the first Adam and is the record of the elect of his race whose souls have been quickened or born a second time by the Word of God. These are Attributes of the Logos who were accounted crucified in Christ on Calvary. This Book was compiled from the foundation of the World and contains only names. Since they are Attributes of the Logos, not one of these names can be removed, and none can be added (Revelation 22:18-19).

The Book of Life is the record of God's foreknowledge of the natural offspring of the first Adam. It contains only names and was compiled at the foundation of the World. No names can be added to this Book, but by the consummation of life at Armageddon the vast majority of names will have been blotted from the Book, and their owners will ultimately be cast into the lake of Fire, which is the second death, the annihilation of the soul.

Those with the opportunity of election are they who hear the Word for their hour. Those who refuse it reject the Holy Spirit, which is the "unforgivable sin" resulting in the removal of their name from the Book of Life. Those who do not attain to the high calling of election but maintain their status as justified and sanctified are "foolish virgin" and "saved."

Denominational teaching of salvation is good psychology and good for business, however, it exchanges the truth of God for a lie. In God's foreknowledge, the last Adam was slain as KINSMAN Redeemer for the first Adam, the sum of whose offspring were potentially in Adam when God formed him from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7). God's law of redemption requires a near kinsman to satisfy the outstanding obligation of his relative with an identical substitute, which in this case called for the surrender His own life to save the lives of Adam and his seed (I John 3:8; Leviticus 25; Ruth).

The denominational presumption is fourfold:

They imagine the "lost" can be "saved" whereas only those whose names were written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world are "saved." Because they are in Adam's race these were all born "saved" from their mother's womb; they remain "saved" so long as their names are in the Book of Life and will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment.

John 1:29, "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." Potentially He could remit the sins of the totality of Adam's race alone, as His blood was not shed for those who were never in the Book of Life. But ultimately His blood could only be applied to believing penitents in Adam's race.

John 19:28-30, "Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. . . said, It is finished". See I John 3:8.

I John 2:1-2, "My little children in Christ, (not Jews), I write these things that you sin not. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world" of souls in Adam's race. We may trust this Advocate who although righteous Himself is the Agent accomplishing the propitiation or expiation that exists in His Person which comprises the High Priest and the Sacrifice. This propitiation is universal without exception, for "the whole world [of Adam's race] lies in wickedness" (I John 5:19).

They confuse "salvation" with new birth, overlooking election and the distinction between the nine dispensations within the Gentile dispensation, and the fact that there are three steps by grace through faith to "eternal security" which is the new birth (Ephesians 4:30).

The first step once they have received a revelation of the true oneness of the godhead and Christ's propitiation is the confession of past unbelief and baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of past sins as a public testimony of justification by grace through faith.

The second step is that they should forsake their former ways and live according to His every Word. Sanctification is the constant washing of water by an ongoing revelation of God's Word, cleansing us for Scriptural holiness as we receive correction. So long as one's name (or soul) is sanctified it will remain "saved" in the Book of Life, and be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment.

The third step in grace is the new birth. Very few people take this third step, either because they are dilatory and slothful, or because they never encounter what Peter called "the present Truth." God is only writing epistles of the Light He is manifesting now (I John 1:7; II Peter 2:12). He revealed a particular measure of Word and Spirit to each Age by the Message of the "angel" to the Age. These Messages in their fullness are called "the Seven Thunders" or seven Voices of God to the New Testament saints. "He authorised as many as recognized their day and whose lives manifest its Message to become the Sons of God" (John 1:12).

They teach that all can be "saved." It is important you recognize that Adam's kinsman Redeemer cannot redeem the Serpent's seed because He is not their near kinsman. Those born in Cain's lineage were never in the Book of Life. Like the mule or the liger they are not part of God's creation, and since God cannot redeem or "buy back" what was never His they are born "lost." Their leaders are aware of this, which explains why they are at "enmity" with Adam's race (Genesis 3:15), why they hate Jesus Messiah and could not contemplate Him as their Redeemer.

They teach that the only means of salvation is by justification and sanctification through faith in Christ. But what of those in Adam's race who have never encountered the Word of God, much less the Word for their hour? What of the billions who lived before there was a Jesus Christ. Are these all "lost"? Our gracious God has made provision whereby many will be justified by their works (Matthew 25:31-46; I Corinthians 3:15; I Timothy 5:24; Revelation 14:13):

The Israelites under the Fifth Seal retain their names on the Book of Life by surrendering their life in martyrdom for their testimony of Moses and adherence to the Law. God allowed their denominational leaders to blind them to Old Testament prophecy (Jeremiah 31:31-34) so that we could receive grace in under the New Covenant. The elect Israelites received Messiah and were born-again; these non-elect, justified by their faith in the Old Covenant will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment (Exodus 20:6; Matthew 24:9-11; Revelation 6:9-11).

Those who have been good and kind to the Bride retain their names on the Book of Life by virtue of the fact that in honouring Christ's Wife they have honoured Him, thereby justifying and sanctifying their names under the blood by His grace (Matthew 25:31-46).

Those who will be martyred during the tribulation for refusing to take the mark of the beast or to serve Rome's will, thereby retain their names on the Book of Life—Buddhists, Muslims, Hindu. Baptist, come who may. God honours their moral stance (Revelation 13:16-18).

And, of course, all live births in Adam's race that die under the age of accountability are "saved".

Brother Branham was asked a question about time of Daniel's Seventieth Week when God has returned to Israel: "Is it true that every Jew born since Christ that came into the world is to be saved"?

He replied: "No. Nothing will be saved, only those whose names were put on the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world, Jew or Gentile. See? That's all; the Book holds that mystery, and the Book is only unfolding it now, not each one's name, but what the mystery of the Book is while it's calling those names" (The Exposition of the Seven Seals, p. 473:2-3).

No one will be "saved" by grace through faith during the tribulation as this is "the day of vengeance of our God" (Isaiah 61:2; 63:4; Ezekiel 43:10). Millions of the "saved" will be LOST as their names are blotted from the Book of Life. Whereas the foolish virgin are justified and sanctified by grace through faith before grace ends, others who retain their names on the Book will preserve their salvation by "works" as martyrs for the truth of God (Matthew 16:25; James 2:18).

The 144,000 elect Israelites will not be "saved" during the tribulation. Being in Adam's race they were born "saved" and were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary because they are predestinated to receive the fullness of the revealed Word like Christ's end-time Bride. On the other hand, the saints from Pentecost to Laodicea could not be fully redeemed on the Cross because the Book was sealed to the end of Laodicea and as they possessed only PART-Word they required Christ's mediation for their errors through ignorance of the fullness in order to be born-again.

Soon the new creation of God Himself will be complete, then He will gather all of His Attributes in clouds of glory. And after the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the Sky we will take dominion over earth and its creatures, build and inhabit, plant and eat the fruit of our labours through a thousand years of peace. Then comes the general resurrection and we will judge and rule the nations "with a rod of iron," thereafter we shall rejoice in the completion of God's one eternal purpose in the new heavens and new earth. nl524.htm


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Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Creation of God and His One Eternal Purpose - Part IV

Bible Believers' Newsletter #523
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Millennium Bug or Y2K was a psyop to ensure the world was wired for Rothschild's global electronic monetary system, a draconian Big Brother control mechanism more terrifyingly effective than British redcoats. The worldwide monetary crisis and planned collapse of the world's fiat monetary system—inducing inflation, deindustrialization, unemployment, depression, poverty, homelessness, war, famine, disease and death worldwide; and within the inassimilable multicultural demography of our apostate once homogenous Christian nations, division, hatred, anarchy and death—is the fruit of the "peace offensive" launched by Khrushchev in 1956 which put the "bourgeoisie to sleep," so that the final take-over of the entire world by the Judaeo-Communists would succeed through the element of surprise.

1956 was the jubilee year of the Laodicean Church Age, the year in which the United States rejected her last opportunity for national repentance. "And while the Bridegroom tarried through the Church Ages, they all slumbered and slept"; since His return, the foolish virgin have come out of Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches, and is now in the circle of this Message, asleep behind the pulpit or in the pews.

The planned monetary collapse and worldwide depression is intended to decimate the middle class, whose intellectual and material independence (like private ownership of hand guns), is viewed as a threat by the international criminals who desire world hegemony. Monetary collapse is intended to force "a global level playing field" wherein all but a tiny elite are returned to serf-like submission by the masters of the universe.

After the earthquakes sink Los Angeles and much of California, which is the world's seventh-largest economy, the US dollar will fail. With the US militarily exhausted, already defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan, Russia will invade mainland USA. United with other religions, Rome will intervene and restore peace, and as Russian occupation forces withdraw the whole world will implore her then Devil-incarnate pope to take the presidency of one world government. Rome will refinance the dollar with gold backing and the nation will return to prosperity like ancient Laodicea following a devastating earthquake.

In view of the likely degradation in the economic, financial and security situation wherever you live, and as a precaution, families might act now to set aside a stock of non-perishable foodstuff (without the knowledge of children, neighbours, or anyone outside the home). Residents of the United States may recall that at the time of Y2K it became a criminal offence for homes to maintain more than two week's supply of food. Don't show, don't tell.

Because of the earthquake he had prophesied, Brother Branham warned Christians decades ago that they should move from California. I suggest that Brethren living on the eastern seaboard of Pacific and perhaps also the Indian Ocean should move to higher ground before this time next year. Pay up any lingering debts, pray up, and keep the Token on display.

I encourage you to review Brother Branham's sermon, "Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed," which is the essence of the last Book of the Bible—the unveiling of God in Jesus Christ—and will compliment what we have presented in The Creation of God and His One Eternal Purpose. The transformation is being accomplished by grace through faith in God's revealed Word.

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


It's Our Currency, but it's Your Problem
The US money center banks. . . are all deemed to be too big to fail. But . . . Goldman Sachs is using about $US40 Billion of equity as the foundation for $US1.1 TRILLION of assets. That comes to a "gearing" of 27.5, which is the same as saying that were $US40 Billion of its loans to go sour, then Goldman Sachs would have lost ALL its capital. Over at Merrill Lynch, which is now the most leveraged, $US1 TRILLION of assets is placed on a foundation of around $US30 Billion of equity. That's a "gearing" of 33.3, which is the same as saying, that should about 3 percent of its loans go sour Merrill Lynch would be stripped bare of its capital. There are no safety margins here at all.

The US money center banks are cardboard houses. If they had to take their "balance sheets" to the marketplace to seek credit, they would be summarily refused. . .

US manufacturing base takes up a mere 9.9 percent of total employment. If the gargantuan and grotesque US military-industrial complex is subtracted, as it ought to be as sheer economic waste, what would remain are those still employed in the US civil and private economy. In reality, genuinely productive employment in the US economy is much lower than 9.9 percent. . . Any comparative analysis places the US in the third world category in real physical economic terms. What identifies a modern nation today is the gearing between industrial capacity and the percentage of the workforce employed there. . . REAL capital cannot be consumed with impunity. Once it is gone, it no longer exists. As an economic power, the US is done.

In the three months to January, world trade in goods rose at annualised rate of 0.2 per cent over the previous three months. The equivalent growth rate in the three months to October 2007 was 6.9 per cent. Note the difference between these two quarterly numbers. From 6.9 percent to only 0.2 percent in the following quarter. Three months more of this and global trade will be in free fall.

This is an excerpted quote from US House of Representatives member Ron Paul: Total US government obligations are $US 53 TRILLION, while total net worth of US households is just over $US40 TRILLION. The country is broke. This statement by Mr Paul is fully authoritative. He has been on various House of Representatives finance and banking committees for decades, so he knows. What this means in basic accounting terms is that the assorted levels of US government have so loaded the US civil economy with debts that even the forceful expropriation of the full net worth of all Americans will not be enough to bring the US back to a state of solvency. Further, this overhang of debts only deals with official US government debt. The private debts of Americans are not included at all in Mr Paul's calculation. All these private debts have to be added on top.

The general US media is an amazing system. Over the last three months or so, it has managed to reduce its coverage of the ongoing fighting in Iraq between the US occupation forces and the Iraqi resistance to only three percent of its national coverage. That includes print, television and radio news, according to reliable US media watching organisations. Iraq coverage has been replaced with Obama and Hillary.

With more than 730 military bases spread across the world, as recorded by the renowned historian Chalmers Johnson, the US is a de-facto global empire. These US bases are still expanding regardless of the failing wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. During President Bush's presidency, NATO itself has added seven new members—Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, bringing the number of US NATO allies to 26. While the US economy is caving in behind him, President Bush has rolled out not only his two wars but also vastly extended his alliance and global bases system. America's ongoing reliance on imports of foreign capital is continuing. Though the current account deficit shrank in the fourth quarter, it was still 5.3 percent of US GDP last year. This continuing military buildup is a strategic move counteracted by the backwards pull of the US financial and economic recession. It is a geo-political and geo-strategic absurdity. It is the strategy of assured future collapse. . . this is the turning point around the vast pivot which was the US economy. This pivot is now crumbling. The most important centre point of the post WW II world has been undone. After this false lull, there are tumultuous events ahead financially, economically and geo-strategically

The US banking system has poisoned the well from which the US Treasury borrows by selling international lenders American subprime waste paper. These lenders are facing losses which are climbing ever higher. The Bank of China, hardest hit among the country's big banks by subprime exposure, has reported that it held $US5 Billion in US asset-backed securities at the end of 2007 and booked $US1.58 Billion in losses and markdowns on the holdings. China's Industrial & Commercial Bank reported holdings of $US23 Billion in US subprime paper at the end of 2007 and booked $US400 million in losses. Suffice it to say that Chinese banks are not keen to keep loading up on US debt paper.

In Shanghai, China's benchmark CSI 300 Index recently plunged 5.1 percent to its lowest point in eight months. The index has slumped 30 percent this year on Chinese concern that a housing crisis would push the US economy, China's biggest export market, into recession. This is the way that the US economic recession is spreading like waves right across the world's stock markets, causing losses which are already in the $US TRILLIONS for investors globally. That, of course, will have its own effects inside all these economies. Falling stock markets are always economically contractionary.

With the Asian nations most exposed to the internal US consumer markets, the US contraction will occur in Asia to a near matching degree. For several of these nations, this will be enough to knock them into real economic recession. Of course, with these Asian nations having rolled into their own recessions, they will buy less as their imports diminish. This too will be a form of economic backwash from the US recession wave. No nation will be immune, the entire world economy faces an economic downswing.

As the economic wave sweeps across the globe, it is certain that those with the reserves in hand will be using parts of these reserves to sustain their own economies during the downswing. This simple fact makes it certain that Asian economies will periodically engage in selling waves of US Dollars. They will try to time these sales during periods of temporary US Dollar strength. But that, in turn, means that any upturn in the US Dollar will be capped by this Asian selling. The US Dollar simply cannot win.

On Monday, March 24, Iran's Foreign Minister announced that his country has officially applied to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security grouping of nations dominated by China and Russia which has morphed into a form of anti-NATO alliance. Iran would never have made this official announcement had in not known in advance that it had the approval of both Russia and China.

Geo-Strategically, this simply means that if and when Iran joins the SCO, then it has acquired two enormous and powerful allies in full military terms. The first is Russia, with a nuclear armament sufficient to be equal to that of the US. The second is a greatly modernised China with its own vast armed forces. In this alliance, it will be China and Russia calling the shots diplomatically and/or militarily. Iran will be the very junior partner. But the important point here is that with Iran as a member of the SCO, any US future attack upon Iran has become void. . . In practical terms, the futile US military enterprise is all over, unless the Bush Administration is prepared for a global war.

President Bush traveled to Moscow last week as a "supplicant," having insufficient military and strategic means in hand to retrieve the drastic situation inside Iraq. The US military occupation of Iraq is right on the verge of full military failure. The US Force on the ground there has utterly exhausted itself and it cannot for much longer be maintained logistically. President Putin knows this. So do the Chinese who stand right behind him. Arriving in Russia, President Bush will discover the real cost of a policy which has left the US in an impossible worldwide position.

Mr Bush faces a parallel situation to what President Gorbachev faced in 1991—withdraw or collapse. . . For example, the US Army has worn out about 40 percent of its equipment through use or battlefield destruction. It would take at least $US240 Billion to simply restore the US Army in terms of equipment to the state it was in before the March 2003 attack on Iraq. . . What was not clearly known until these past two weeks was that the US ground force was now actually losing its battle in Iraq and had in fact begun the processes of withdrawing. The US Army is now in a full retreat.

Inundated with losses (and the write-down has only just begun), the Bush Administration will see a truly massive contraction in tax revenues from the US financial sector which will arrive right on the US Treasury's bottom line. Facing this, the US Treasury still has to send a climbing tidal wave of money over to the Pentagon to pay for the Bush wars.

Woe to all the Western companies which have established export goods factories in China. They will soon be reporting not only falling earnings back to their headquarters but even losses as both the US economy and the general world economy slow towards the global recession. And the Chinese recession will come on top of that. This is the point at which the Chinese political powers that be will start making use of the huge foreign exchange reserves that China now holds. These total $US1.64 TRILLION in the economic "war chest" and China will use them to sustain its own internal economy once the Chinese economy really begins its dive into a deep recession.

Toyota has already stopped making cars in two factories in the US. The general Japanese economy is following in train. . . while much of the so-called "developing world" is on the verge of collapsing into food riots, an amazing NINE PERCENT of the total population of the US are now relying on "food stamps" to eat. This in the "richest" nation on earth.

The global credit expansion which is now imploding despite desperate efforts of central bankers and treasurers everywhere is, of course, devastating the world's so-called "real economies." What better proof of this could there be than the simple fact that the World Bank met last weekend to deal with the spectre of political unrest in 33 nations brought about by the high cost and growing scarcity of FOOD? Or the fact that almost one in ten Americans is dependent on food stamps? The "soup kitchens" of the 1930s are reappearing everywhere, and there is not enough "soup" to go round. . . .
Full story: © 2008 - The PrivateerIssues 600 and 601.

Comment: I do not expect the US dollar will collapse before earthquakes sink Los Angeles, wreaking global devastation, at the end of the Gentile dispensation. In face of this global catastrophe the persecution of the wise and foolish virgin who warn friends and loved ones of the tribulation and of the mark of the beast is assured. Authorities worldwide will introduce marshal law, citizens will rally and churches unite for disaster relief. A successful Russian Invasion of the US mainland will follow perhaps six weeks after the earthquake.


Forecast: Big Quake likely in California
Los Angeles, April 14, 2008 – New calculations reveal there is a 99.7 percent chance a magnitude 6.7 quake or larger will strike in the next 30 years. The odds of such an event are higher in Southern California than Northern California, 97 percent versus 93 percent. "It basically guarantees it's going to happen," said Ned Field, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey in Pasadena and lead author of the report. . . More than 300 faults crisscross the state, which sits atop two of Earth's major tectonic plates. . .

The analysis is the first comprehensive effort by the USGS, Southern California Earthquake Center and California Geological Survey to calculate earthquake probabilities for the entire state using newly available data. Previous quake probabilities focused on specific regions and used various methodologies that made it difficult to compare. . . For the Los Angeles Basin, the probability is . . . 67 percent. There is no past comparison for the Los Angeles area.

Of all the faults in the state, the southern San Andreas, which runs from Parkfield in central California southeast to the Salton Sea, appears most primed to break, scientists found. . . Full story:

Comment: Brother Branham prophesied, "Thou city, who claims to be the city of the Angels, who's exalted yourself into heaven and sent all the dirty filthy things of fashions and things, till even the foreign countries come here to pick up our filth and send it away, with your fine churches and steeples, and so forth the way you do; remember, one day you'll be laying in the bottom of this sea. Your great honeycomb under you right now. The wrath of God is belching right beneath you. How much longer He'll hold this sandbar hanging over that, when that ocean out yonder a mile deep will slide in there plumb back to the Salton Sea. It'll be worse than the last day of Pompeii. Repent, Los Angeles. Repent the rest of you and turn to God. The hour of His wrath is upon the earth. Flee while there's time to flee and come into Christ" (Choosing of a Bride, p. 35:5).

"A prophecy that I made about 1935 . . . said: "The time would come that the sea would weep it's way into the desert." Look what'll take place. If that thousands of square miles falls down into the lava of the earth and slides in, there'll be millions die at one time. And that'll cause such a tidal wave. . . Remember, plumb up into the Salton Sea is a hundred or two hundred feet lower than the sea level. That water will probably come almost to Tucson with that tidal wave coming across there. And the sea shall weep its way into the desert" (Trying to do God a Service, p. 6:25).


Why Washington plays 'Tibet Roulette' with China
'Eurasia is home to most of the world's politically assertive and dynamic states. All the historical pretenders to global power originated in Eurasia. The world's most populous aspirants to regional hegemony, China and India, are in Eurasia, as are all the potential political or economic challengers to American primacy. After the United States, the next six largest economies and military spenders are there, as are all but one of the world's overt nuclear powers, and all but one of the covert ones. Eurasia accounts for 75 percent of the world's population; 60 percent of its GNP, and 75 percent of its energy resources. Collectively, Eurasia's potential power overshadows even America's.

'Eurasia is the world's axial super-continent. A power that dominated Eurasia would exercise decisive influence over two of the world's three most economically productive regions, Western Europe and East Asia. A glance at the map also suggests that a country dominant in Eurasia would almost automatically control the Middle East and Africa. With Eurasia now serving as the decisive geopolitical chessboard, it no longer suffices to fashion one policy for Europe and another for Asia. What happens with the distribution of power on the Eurasian landmass will be of decisive importance to America's global primacy'. . .

It's about global hegemony, not democracy. It should be no surprise when powers such as China are not convinced that giving Washington such overwhelming power is in China's national interest, any more than Russia thinks that it would be a step towards peace to let NATO gobble up Ukraine and Georgia and put US missiles on Russia's doorstep "to defend against threat of Iranian nuclear attack on the United States."

The US-led destabilization in Tibet is part of a strategic shift of great significance. It comes at a time when the US economy and the US dollar, still the world's reserve currency, are in the worst crisis since the 1930's. . .
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Kings of the East: Why China is the REAL Master of the Universe
The dire warnings from the International Monetary Fund this week that the West now faces the largest financial shock since the Great Depression, while the Asian economies are still powering ahead, simply underlines our vulnerability in this new world order. The desperately weakened American dollar appears to be on the verge of losing its global dominance, in the same way as sterling lost it a lifetime ago. . .

Last month, an Indian company, Tata, bought up what was once the cream of British manufacturing—Jaguar and Land Rover. . . The Malaysian company Proton owns Lotus. Indian company Tata owns Corus, once British Steel, as well as Tetley Tea. . . In Lubumbashi, the capital of the Congo's copper-rich region Katanga, the Economist reported "a sudden Chinese invasion." Troubled Angola recently shunned Western financial aid because of the amount of Chinese money pouring into it, in return for commodities.

Canadian authorities were recently alarmed to find the Chinese interested in exploring the Arctic Ocean, in a bid to get a share of the minerals beneath the thawing icecap. In eastern Siberia, Russians worry that China is by default taking over their empty land. . . Full story:


Watermelons and Eco-Idiots
"The princes of business and industry and the earls of the ecology fabricated global warming as a devise to redistribute the wealth of the world . . ."

It is not likely the IPCC, the eco-idiots behind the global warming scare tactics, and the watermelon bureaucrats who are using climate change to implement totalitarian controls over the people of the world, are going to do anything soon to rectify the situation. With carbon dioxide classified as a hazardous pollutant, the watermelons will soon see the doomsday prophecies of Paul Ehrlich come true, as greatly reduced levels of carbon dioxide bring about massive food shortages as crop yields are radically reduced because carbon dioxide—the food crops eat—has been dramatically curtailed by federal regulation, and the air quality over the largest industrial centers will have become so bad respiratory illness will become world's deadliest and most prevalent killer. In the end, the lunatic rantings of the eco-idiots will become fact.

Because the nations themselves chose to believe the eco-idiots and agree to limit the natural production of carbon dioxide, the world will no longer be able to support its population because the food those crops need to produce in abundance—Co2—was outlawed as the cause of global warming. Given time, mankind would also have found a way to outlaw the most corrosive element in nature, too. That element causes food to spoil and iron to rust. That element, of course, is oxygen. Full story: Be sure to read all three parts


The Creation of God and His One Eternal Purpose - Part IV

God's one eternal purpose is now being achieved by faith in His revealed Word—transforming His secret unseen thoughts to sensible reality that you can see with your eyes and handle by your hands, taste, smell and hear in fellowship. God is love, and His thoughts are the glorious Attributes of what He is, so in order to be loved and worshipped, He placed man on free moral agency that he may choose to reciprocate and reflect His likeness in mutual love, becoming His glory and eternal Life, or desist and cease even from memory.

God is accomplishing His purpose, in a threefold way:

First, by revealing the fullness of His nature and character bodily in Jesus Christ, the Perfect Man, born of a woman that He might identify Himself with us and qualify as kinsman Redeemer for Adam's fallen race to restore an election from "few days, and full of trouble" to an eternity of peace (Job 14:1; Revelation 21:1 - 22:7).
Second, to reproduce the stature of the Perfect Man in His Body of believers whose sin-born flesh is a continuation of the first Adam, that He might have preeminence in His Bride whose soul is the continuation of the last Adam, who is the beginning of the new creation of God. This last Eve will obey her Husband in every thing (Ephesians 5:21-33), that He might express Himself in His Family of God-men in the manifestation of the Sons of God.
Third, to restore the Kingdom to its rightful position of fellowship in His Presence whence it fell when the first Adam crossed over the time line and the Life line to redeem his fallen Eve (Romans 5:12-21). That is, to be worshipped throughout eternity in the form of New Jerusalem, His glorified Family, Jesus Christ and His Bride in the midst of the paradise of God.
Hebrews 11:3, "Faith is the confident assurance of the actual existence of things hoped for, the conviction of unseen realities. . . By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:1, 5-6).

Paul again defines faith in I Corinthians 2:9-16, "According to Isaiah 64:4, No eye has seen, nor ear heard, neither has the human heart conceived the things God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For among men who knows a person's thoughts, except his own inner spirit? Similarly, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. And we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that comes from God, in order that we may know the things which God has freely given us. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Holy Ghost — interpreting Spiritual truths to spiritual persons. But the natural man does not receive the things of the divine Spirit: for to him they are folly, and he cannot understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The Spiritual man, on the other hand, judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ".

God being perfect wishes to display His Attributes, which are His thoughts, not my thoughts or your thoughts, in order to gather glory (adoration and worship) to Himself alone. Matthew 4:4, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." Since a Word is a thought when it is expressed, we must offer to God the sacrifice of His thoughts, giving thanks in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 2:5; 4:8, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus [and] whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things".

God is accomplishing His one eternal purpose by grace through faith unmixed with man's interpretations. This means that every son and daughter of Adam who encounters the Word for their day has the opportunity by the exercise of their free moral agency to be one of the Attributes in the glory of God before the world was—before the Logos was expressed by the great eternal Spirit who was not yet God since none of His creative thoughts were manifested to worship Him as God and existed only as foreknowledge (John 17:5).

Psalm 147:10-11, "The Lord takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, and hope in His mercy." God is God. He seeks to gain glory to Himself, and will not share His glory with another. We must offer back the sacrifice of His thoughts by faith, not the works of our own mind and hands which are vain imperfections.

Once God dwelt alone with His thoughts; now He is transforming His thoughts from Spirit into the glorified material form of Himself in the many-membered Body of Jesus Christ, Husband and Wife, who are one in the Logos as Jesus prayed in John 17:22-26 (I Corinthians 12:4-27; Ephesians 5:20-33). His eternal thoughts are the Attributes of what He is: Spiritual genes of His loins so to speak, and eternal Life unless and until hybrid unto death (John 6:63; Revelation 22:18-19).

His gene is Spirit and it is eternal Life (John 6:63). Jesus said, "the seed is the Word of God" (Luke 8:11; Isaiah 55:11). His Word is Spirit in a form we can receive by faith. However, God chose to first manifest the natural gene that would fall, and secondly to manifest that which is Spiritual, the Lord from heaven, to redeem earthy man. That seed cannot fall (Matthew 24:24; John 2:19; 6:39). Even before "the beginning" the Sons of God existed in His thinking. Job 38:4-7, "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you have insight. Do you know who determined its dimensions, and who did the surveying? Upon what were its foundations sunk, or who laid the Capstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy at the revelation of the Seven Thunders"?

In God's foreknowledge Christ was slain for the sins of the world, and before there was a star or an atom the Sons of God were written in the Lamb's Book of Life (Ephesians 1:4; Revelation 13:8). Those names can never be removed because that Book is "for ever settled in heaven," and was "sealed to the time of the end." Since Christ has claimed the Book, opened its Seven Seals and revealed them through "his angel" William Branham, "the mystery of God is finished" (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 1:1; 3:14; 4; 5; 10:1-7). Christ is the mystery of God revealed, and as His Bride was eternally in Him, the mystery is who they are, and how He redeemed them in each Age of the Gentile dispensation.

Since the revelation of the Seven Seals, the members of Christ's end-time Bride know their name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. When a Church Age saint received the revelation of his Thunder, which was the Voice of God calling his name from the Lamb's Book of Life by the Message to his Age. All seven Church Ages are over; in this holy convocation we have received the revelation of all Seven Thunders. That revelation interpreted in your life is the manifestation of the Name of God, which is the Token of the Life of Christ on display in you, the evidence of your new birth.

The Lord raises His children as we raise our children, with reward for good behaviour and chastisement for missing the mark of the high calling. Since the Fall He has seldom appeared openly, but veiled Himself in shadows and types. Even when He was on the platform with Brother Branham the congregation could not see Him, yet His Presence was manifestly known, and those who reached out in faith touched Him and were touched by Him. When the children of Israel sinned He placed them under the Law, which defined sin and found everyone guilty (Romans 5:13, 18, 20). This justified chastisement with a view to correction, enabling God to manifest His Attributes of love, mercy and redemption to His elect in the propitiatory death and victorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. And us being justified by grace to offer our life a living sacrifice by faith. It also enabled God to manifest His Attributes of justice and wrath upon recalcitrant sinners.

Hebrews 10:1, "For the Law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. . ."

So if "the Law is spiritual," containing the shadow "of future good things," let us strip off the veil of the letter spread over it and consider its naked and true meaning. The Hebrews were commanded to furnish the Tabernacle as a type of Christ's Bride that they might be able by means of sensible things to announce beforehand the image of divine things. For the pattern which was shown to Moses in the mount, to which he was to have regard in fashioning the Tabernacle, was a kind of diagram showing the way back to the Presence where God dwells, which we now perceive more clearly than through types, yet more darkly than if we saw the reality. For we cannot yet in our present condition bear the sight of pure immortality, just as we cannot bear to look upon the rays of the sun. Israel beheld the patterns of things in the heavens, of which Christ's Bride is the as yet unfinished image of the heavenly order, the true tabernacle "whose builder and maker is God," and will be manifest in the resurrection.

Galatians 3:24-25, "Wherefore the Law was a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster".

Being made in the Image of God (living souls) man needed to receive that which was according to His Likeness; which was the Word being sent down into the world to perfect the character of His elect, to save penitent sinners and condemn unbelievers. He first took human form, disfigured as it was by many sins, in order that we, for whose sake He bore it, might be able again to conform to the divine Likeness. For we are truly fashioned in the likeness of God only when we re-present His features in a human life, like skilful painters, impressing them upon ourselves as upon canvas, learning the path which He showed us. And for this reason He, being God, was pleased to put on human flesh, so that we, beholding as on a blueprint the divine Pattern for our life, should also be able to imitate Him who painted it. For He was not one who, thinking one thing, did another; nor, while He considered one thing to be right, taught another. But whatever things were truly useful and right, He both taught and did. Under grace the saints are being disciplined for incorruption, for the Bible is the story of God changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the flesh of His glorified family.

In the technical sense, a pattern is something in conformity with which a thing must be made; in an ethical sense, it is a dissuasive example of ruinous events which serve as admonitions or warnings to others; or an example to be imitated, such as the lives of the worthy heroes of faith in Hebrews 11; in a doctrinal sense, it is a type, for instance, a person or thing prefiguring a future person or thing like the glorified Son of David, the Son of man revealed in Brother Branham's ministry, New Jerusalem and the Bride of Christ.

So God took from Himself the substance of the creatures formed, and the pattern of things made, and the type of all the adornments in the world. Being infinite, God knew all things from the beginning. And these, His eternal thoughts are the Attributes of what He is, expressed as Words; and the Words manifested His thoughts in material form. At the translation you will find out that heaven is not somewhere else; it's right here in another dimension faster then this. Matter is Spirit slowed down; thus when Christ opened the Seventh Seal, "the Lord came with ten thousand times ten thousands of His saints . . . [and] heaven was empty for the space of half an hour" (Jude 14; I Thessalonians 4:14; Revelation 8:1; 10:1). They are present now in another dimension; the veil of flesh prevents us from seeing them.

If you are born-again, you are now seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, the Logos once manifest in flesh. Indeed, if you are elect of God you have been seated in heavenly places—which is the mind of God—from eternity, because before the foundation of the world, before the Logos was expressed, you were foreknown in Christ on Calvary; thus you are an eternal Attribute of the eternal Spirit we call God, and can no more be lost than God can be lost. It was on the strength of this revelation that Adam laid down his life to redeem Eve.

God knew you before time and material creation came into being, and placed your name on the Lamb's Book of Life. First you were His creative thought in which form you existed eternally. Then, when you were born-again, you, your soul, was expressed as His Word; now as you mature in the faith you manifest the Word which is God (II Corinthians 3:2). This is illustrated by Psalms 139:15-16, "My substance was not hid from You, when I was made in secret, and intricately fashioned in utter seclusion. Your eyes saw Me before I was formed, and My members were all written in the Lamb's Book of Life, and fashioned in continuance, when as yet there was none of them".

Brother Branham commented: this gives us the knowledge that the thought was there in His mind, and that thought was eternal and had to be expressed. So when Adam was formed of the dust of the earth and his spiritual being created by God, then Adam became God's thought expressed, and those eternal thoughts were now manifested.

Down through the centuries we could go. We find a Moses, a Jeremiah, a John the Baptist, and each one of these were God's eternal thought expressed in its season. Then we come to Jesus the LOGOS. He was the perfect and complete THOUGHT expressed and He became known as the Word. That is what He IS, and forever WILL BE.

Now it says that "He has chosen us IN HIM (Jesus) before the foundation of the world." That means that we were right there WITH Him in the mind and thoughts of God before the foundation of the world. That gives an ETERNAL quality to the elect. You can't get away from that (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 150:1-3).

In the beginning God dwelt alone with His thoughts, and He was lonely. He will never be lonely again, for His thoughts are being made manifest. And you are hearing this sermon or reading this Newsletter because God is fellowshipping with you as the Attributes of His thinking made manifest and putting on His likeness as you conform to the faith. So you, by taking thought, cannot add one cubit to your stature. You cannot come to the Lord by your works. It is God, who shows mercy, and "All the Father has given Me will come to Me: no man can come except My Father draws him."

Romans 8:29, "God's elect are predestinated to be conformed to the image of his Son." That is, to be His sons after the pattern, model, or image of His Sonship is reproduced in our character and nature.

Enoch, whose name means "dedicated," was "the seventh from [the first] Adam;" the number conveying the idea of divine completion and rest, while he was himself a type of perfected humanity. "Enoch walked with God three hundred and sixty-five years and was not for God took him." Enoch who was called out of the seventh generation from the first Adam was a type of Christ's end-time Bride called out of the seventh Church Age or generation from the last Adam. Like Enoch, she will be translated without death. And the elect of all Ages will fulfil that complete day of a thousand years walking with the Lord as Enoch lived a complete year of three hundred and sixty-five days.

However, all are not Enochs, and as a mixed multitude followed Moses in the first exodus, a mixed multitude has come out of Babylon in the third exodus. God is separating His people by declaring the difference between revelation and man-made interpretation, to thin-down the crowd by unveiling Himself in those who are His Attributes, thus exposing those who only think they are. The revelation of the mysteries of the seven thunders is awakening the Bride while it passes over the heads of those who are not elect.

The Holy Spirit used Brother Branham to speak in colloquial English as He caused Jesus to speak in common or 'koine' Greek in order to separate the intellectuals from those with discernment of Spirit and revelation. For instance, Brother Branham frequently said, "the Jews this," or "the Jews that" because this is what our English Bible says, just as it says "come" without distinguishing between a 'parousia' and an 'erchomai' coming. However, there was no such word as "Jew" in any Bible until the mid-eighteenth century, and the meaning of this new word "Jew" is the antithesis of the words it replaced, so when Brother Branham said "Jew," he invariably meant "Israelite."

Teaching calls us to be particular in the use of language since we are endeavoring by the grace of God to "rightly divide" the Message of the Prophet so that the saints will have a clear understanding of what he meant rather that the "letter" of what He said. Brother Branham did not mention the term 'parousia' Coming; he employed the English "Coming of the Son of man." However, those with the Spirit and maturity will discern Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming in the Office of Son of man from His second physical return or 'erchomai' Coming in the Office of Son of David. (See Newsletter #518). Thus revelation by the Spirit of God will separate elect from non-elect.

Here are two illustrations from the ministry of our Lord Jesus:

Jesus spoke in parables in order to thin-down His crowd. Matthew 13:10-17, "The disciples came, and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables? He answered, To you it is granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For to him who has [faith] more will be given, and he shall have superabundantly: but whosoever has not will be deprived of whatever he has. This is why I speak to them in parables: because they look and see nothing; they listen and neither hear nor understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: You will listen and listen but not understand at all; you will look and look, and never see at all. For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they hear poorly, and their eyes they have closed so that they may not see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and return to Me to heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For I assure you, That many prophets and righteous men have longed to see what you see and did not, and to hear what you are hearing and did not" (II Timothy 3:7; I Peter 1:10-12).

Jesus told the seventy apostles, "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you cannot have eternal Life in you" (John 6:53). He didn't explain it, because it was a revelation. And reasoning among themselves, they said, "This is a hard saying, who can comprehend what He means"? And without a revelation they deserted Messiah.

In another place He commanded His disciples to baptize in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Yet there is no record of any baptisms in three Titles according to the "letter without the Spirit" until two centuries after the death of the apostolic saints. Scriptural water baptism has only even been in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and unless you were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ you have not been baptized in the NAME (singular) of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Here again, we see the Lord thinning-down the crowd by revelation.

The evidence of the Holy Ghost is your ability to receive the Word—not some system—by a clear understanding.

Once Jesus had overcome and made His decision in the Garden of Gethsemane the anointing left Him. He went to the Cross as a man, but also as God for He was the Logos of Jehovah expressed in flesh. Like the first Adam, He expressed Himself as male, the Husband, but His Wife was IN Him then, and if the Groom is the Word the Bride is the Word. So it is true that I was born of a virgin 2,000 years ago. God made me pay for my sin in Christ on Calvary, so when He looked down upon His Son, He saw both male and female. It was all redeemed in that one body, because God did not separate the Bride from the Groom until Jesus cried with a loud Voice, "It is finished! Into Your hands I commend My spirit." And as His spirit expired, His soul departed with the Holy Spirit from which God is forming His Bride. He returned to theophany and preached to the souls in prison, vindicating the Old Testament prophets and saints across the chasm in paradise. His body was interred in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathaea, and resurrected on the third day in glorified form for our justification (Romans 8:33-34).

As a Christian you are not only forgiven, you are justified. Romans 5:1 says, "Being justified by your revelation you are in harmony with Christ the Word." Justified does not mean forgiven, it means you are righteous, as though you never sinned in the first place. When you were born-again the old union of your soul in fornication with the nature of the world, which is the nature of Satan, the god of this evil age, was annihilated (Romans 7:1-6). It died, you were released from the rule of that old de facto husband and the Bridegroom bore your shame on Calvary. He took your place in death because you were predestinated to be His Bride before the foundation of the world.

That Word was judged once and paid the supreme penalty, and you were predestinated in Him so you can never be judged again, "for it is destined that men die only once" (Hebrews 9:27). John 5:24, "He who hears My Word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has eternal Life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed out of death into Life".

You were not physically in Christ, nor was your soul in Him as there is no pre-existence of souls, but you are eternal with Him because before the foundation of the world, God saw you IN Christ crucified. By foreknowledge you were accounted in Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, predestinated in Christ, and came from the same source—His eternal thoughts— which are the Attributes of Himself (II Corinthians 5:13-21). Then you were born of the spoken Word for your day, and became the manifestation of His expressed thought as you acted out the revelation in your life.

The same Word that spoke of the Groom also speaks of His Bride, so she will manifest everything that was promised of Him, even to raising herself from the dead, because this is written in His Word (John 2:19; 6:39). If we are God's children, we are His eternal Attributes and eternal Life. And because God is the only Eternal Life there is, we were in Him from the beginning; and when the fullness of the Logos was manifest as Jesus Christ, we were part of Him then.

When you can see yourself in Christ on Calvary, nothing can shake your faith, because that is the tie post of the soul. Outside of that, regardless of your sincerity, self-sacrifice and good works, you are lost. If you can see this revelation you will know you have been in the Logos from eternity. You are not forced to believe and you will not wonder, because faith dissolves all doubt and banishes confusion.

Men make a grave mistake and forego faith when they take the Bible and Brother Branham for what they "say," rather than for what they "mean" (Matthew 18:16: II Corinthians 3:6). This practice has led many to imagine God is somehow three persons, and to baptize in three Titles when they have no Scriptural support for this heresy that was mandated by the First Nicea Council of AD325 and enforced on pain of death.

In these last days men are teaching a melange of quotes from Brother Branham's sermons by which they claim to expound what they imagine to be hidden mysteries. They are in fact delivering the "letter" of THUS SAITH THE LORD coupled with the spirit of strong delusion, causing sincere, often fanatical persons with itching ears to accept their second-hand religion and be damned by it because they received not the love of the Truth (Acts 17:11; II Thessalonians 2:10-12).

The Prophet's Message was sent as the Key to unlock eternal Life from the Bible. God's ministers are preaching end-time revelation from His Bible, not conjuring up "hidden mysteries" by reciting tea leaves of the "letter".

I was speaking with a minister who wants to translate more Messages into his mother tongue. This is not the way. Besides which the world is falling apart, and it is far too late to organize the logistics. The Scriptural way is to receive a clear revelation of the present Truth and deliver it to the people from the Bible in their own tongue. They can "prove all things" from Genesis to Revelation personally in their own Bibles and "hold fast that which is good. The elect will then spread the Light by the acknowledged authority of the written Word of God.

Millions of dollars and forty-three years have been spent translating and printing the "letter" of the Message: multitudes quote it verbatim, yet very few English-speaking believers have the revelation of what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

By way of illustration, this diagram signifies the Eternal Spirit before creation alone with His thoughts. He is not the circle, He is the dots in the circle which represent His eternal thoughts. These are His Attributes and express His nature so that men may know, adore and glorify Him by growing into His Likeness. The fulness of His eternal thoughts was manifest as the Logos in theophany as the Tree of Life in the garden of Eden, and as Melchisedek; then crucified in the virgin-born Jesus Messiah who was the fulness of God's nature and character expressed bodily in one Man. His elect, each written epistles of the Spirit in measure, are therefore accounted crucified in Christ on Calvary.

Brother Branham spoke of these Attributes as the seed, germ, or gene of God. He also spoke of a nature and a soul. Some mistakenly equate these five terms, and taking the "letter without the Spirit" hypothesize that God's elect are born from mother's womb with the seed, gene or germ of God dormant in their heart. Quoting Ezekiel 18:4 they proclaim, "the soul that sins will surely die" and presume that when an elect is born-again the soul that sinned is annihilated and the dormant seed quickened into a sinless, spanking new replacement soul. Jesus was sent to restore souls to fellowship through new birth, not to replace them. Had they taken the spoken Word of the Message to the written Word of the Bible as instructed they would never have conceived such fantasy.

The "seed" is the incorruptible Word of God for OUR day received by faith through the foolishness of preaching to quicken our soul to Life in Christ (Luke 8:11; I Peter 1:22-25). When we were born from mother's womb, we were unable to speak let alone hear and understand the revealed Word of God. The Bible explains how our near Kinsman is redeeming that which was lost, NOT replacing it with something else.

Your soul is you; your body is the temple in which YOU dwell, and your mortal spirit is the energy that powers your body and mind. Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26, "To him that overcomes I will give to fellowship with the Tree of Life (Jesus Christ), in the midst of the paradise of God. . . The soul that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death." Hebrews 9:27, "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." The first death is the death of the body; the second death is that of the soul in the lake of Fire after the White Throne Judgment. As both are yet future the Two Soul theory is implausible (Ezekiel 18:4, 20; Revelation 20:14-15).

This heretical doctrine commonly known as "Two Souls" originated in the Babylonian Talmud which Jesus said, "Makes Moses and the prophets of no effect" (Matthew 15:9; Isaiah 8:20). And the letter of the Message without the Spirit can cause you too to be blotted from the Book of Life, and after the judgment die the second death (Revelation 22:18-19). Two Souls theoreticians will recognize their roots in the Babylonian Talmud, Zohar, Cabala and related pagan teachings:

As the famous medieval poet and philosopher Rabbi Judah Halevy explains in Kuzari, "Jewish people constitute a separate entity, a species unique in Creation, differing from nations in the same manner as man differs from the beast or the beast from the plant . . . although Jews are physically similar to all other men, yet they are endowed with a "second soul" that renders them a separate species" (Zimmer, Uriel, Torah-Judaism and the State of Israel, Congregation Kehillath Yaakov, Inc., NY, 5732 (1972), p. 12).

The Cabalistic tradition of Judaism as it relates to the divine origin of the Jews and the lower level of Gentiles is explained by Rabbi Jacob Agus:

"It is axiomatic in Cabalistic writings that the higher souls of Jewish people are derived from the divine pleroma (totality of divine powers)—the realm of Sefirot (emanations)—whereas the souls of all other nations are derived from the "shells." Rabbi Hayim Vital does not exempt converts from this rule (Aitz Hayim 7, 10, 7; Aitz Hadaat, Bemidbar). The "Tanya" of Rav Sheneur Zalman was written for the general public. Its view of Gentile souls is in Chapter 6. The Zohar follows the same line, save that in the Midrash Haneelam; we note a certain effort to account for this difference. Before Adam sinned, he possessed the higher soul; after his sin, only his animal soul remained. Thereafter, the divine soul comes only to those who are preoccupied with Torah, entering the body of the Jewish male at age thirteen" (Rabbi Jacob Agus, Meta-Myth: The Diaspora and Israel Zohar Hodosh, Bereshit 18b-19a, Midrash Hane'elam. Etan Levine [ed.], Diaspora: Exile and the Jewish Condition, New York, Jason Aronson. 1983. p. 139). There is the doctrine of Two Souls.

Christians should not be deceived into believing that when Jews speak of the Torah they mean the five Books of Moses. They do not. They refer to its antithesis, the Babylonian Talmud.

Isaiah 53:10-11 exposes the heresy of Two Souls: "It pleased the Lord to bruise Messiah; He has put Him to grief. When His soul is made an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the will of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the fruit of the travail of His soul, and be satisfied: by His knowledge shall My righteous Servant (Jesus Messiah) justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities." Having borne our iniquities and carried away our sins as foreshadowed by the two goats in the ritual of Israel's day of Atonement, He has "by one offering sanctified and perfected forever" His new and living Temple made without hands, eternal in the heavens (II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 9:8-14; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:16). Having atoned with His innocent life Messiah cannot now lay any accusation against God's chosen souls whom He has justified (Romans 8:28-39; Hebrews 10:14)?

It is Christ whose "soul was made an offering for sin." Were it possible for us to offer our soul for sin with the surety of a replacement we would be performing a program of self-works like Israel, making void God's grace by faith (Romans 9:30-33; Galatians 2:16; 3:2, 5, 10).

Galatians 3:26-29, "For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. . . And if you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Thus a second soul cannot derive from one's birth by a woman in the righteous lineage, or Cain would have had a spare. And not even by coition with a Jewess as implied by section 4B of Israel's unscriptural Law of Return (5710-1950), or Esau, Dathan, Korah, the Israelites who disbelieved at Kadesh, Judas Iscariot and those who were complicit in murdering Messiah all would have been elect of God. Quite apart from this, the social structure of Israelites and Christians of the Old and New Testaments is patriarchal.

No one was ever born with Abraham's seed of faith, which comes by hearing and understanding the Word of God for your hour (Romans 10:17). God's children are not born of human intimacy but through faith in His revealed Word. "Abraham's seed" is the baptism with the Holy Spirit, which is the new birth.

In summary, the seed, germ or gene of God is His thought, which when expressed becomes a Word, the revelation of which imparts His Spirit and eternal Life. It becomes the Husband and one with our soul through the unity of the faith, and as "grace and peace are multiplied in us through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, we become partakers of the Divine nature" and manifest His Attributes, growing into the stature of the Perfect Man (II Peter 1:3-4).

A "nature" is the sum of spiritual and physical qualities and propensities which make up the essential features and elements of character. It is the intrinsic disposition, inherent tendency or character of a person, object or being. The nature of a Christian is to have the Token on display. The nature of a dog is to bark at strangers, eat almost anything and bury bones. The nature of your car might be a reluctance to start. The nature of a mule is stubbornness.

A theologian would classify the Two Souls heresy as a form of Manichaeism, a dualistic cult that postulates two natures have existed from the beginning: light and darkness. The realm of light lived in peace, while the realm of darkness was in constant conflict with itself.

A nature is not a soul as Two Soul's believers assert but as Brother Branham and the Bible teach, the soul is the nature of the spirit that controls it. Until your soul is born-again or quickened by agreement into union with the revealed Word for your day, your life cannot become a written epistle of that part of the Word, but is ruled by your mortal spirit and flesh whose desires are worldly. And as Satan is the Prince of this world his nature ultimately rules that unregenerate soul.

When your soul agrees with the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now—it repents of its old worldly desires and identifies with every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Now in union with the Word, cleansed of its sinful past and dead to the worldly propensities that once ruled as its de facto husband, it brings your mortal spirit and corruptible flesh subject to God's Word. That old nature is dead! Your old soul quickened to eternal Life, is now putting on the "Divine nature" of its new Husband, Christ the revealed Word, who is taking dominion over and transforming your mortal spirit by the renewing of your mind. Whereas the old nature of that spirit was to lie and cheat, lust and hate, the new nature is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, etc.,

Your soul reflects the nature of the spirit that is on it — the nature of the world, or the nature of the Holy Spirit. Whereas the spirit and flesh each have five senses, you, your soul has but one, faith or unbelief in the revealed Word of God as you determine by the exercise of your free moral agency. Your unregenerate soul was ruled by the nature of your mortal spirit, which is the nature of this world, and Satan is the god of this evil age. Your regenerated soul is ruled by the Word of God that has transformed the mortal spirit which now reflects the nature of Christ and brings your flesh subject to the Word. It is the nature on your soul that has changed; you are still the same old soul.

The relationship established from Genesis to Revelation between male and female, husband and wife, is clearly seen where the soul, which is feminine in designation submits to and mirrors the nature of the spirit or husband to which it has yielded dominion. The feminine or wife is to be submissive and obey her husband in every thing for she is his glory, or his shame, reflecting his nature and character.

All souls come from God, even the souls of the Serpent's seed. Only the souls of Adam's race are written in the Book of Life, which is the genealogy of Adam, and have a kinsman Redeemer. Jesus Messiah is the last Adam; He was not the last Cain. Because of the fall, you, your soul was born into a house of corruptible flesh—a living spirit (Genesis 2:7) born dead in the sin of Eve and the trespasses of Adam, and ignorant and unlearned like your mortal spirit and baby flesh. What you learn will develop your nature. Initially this will be the experiences of the five senses of your body—sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell, and the five senses of your mortal spirit—conscience, imagination, memory, reasoning and affection as they communicate a second hand account of their contact with the world.

Depending upon your family nurture, cultural, educational and socioeconomic circumstances, these experiences can range from wholesome and good, even godly, to evil, and the communications from true to false What you accept or reject will impose a sound or unsound nature on your soul, with a bearing on your future decisions as you exercise your free moral agency, forming your character and determining your destiny as a son of Adam. Too many of the wrong decisions will ultimately lead you, as it led Esau, Judas Iscariot and Caiaphas, to that place of no more repentance, and your name will be blotted from the Book of Life as spiritual Serpent's seed, whereas the correct decisions will sanctify and maintain your name on the Book of Life, and when you appeal at the White Throne Judgment you will be granted into eternal Life.

None of this second-hand religion imparted by the worldly experiences of the ten senses, no matter how wholesome and godly, can quicken you your soul to eternal Life, for they are all "works" like Israel's Law. Faith alone, and faith in the present Truth, can quicken you to eternal Life (John 6:63; I John 1:7). The Spiritual Light of understanding revealed to you personally from the Father Above will kill that old worldly nature of enslavement to the desires of the mortal spirit and corruptible flesh, the "old man" that was in fornication with your soul. That old de facto husband is DEAD; now you are united with your new Husband, the Lord from heaven (Romans 7:1-6; I Corinthians 5:13-21; Colossians 3:1-11). You will not come under judgment but have passed from death unto Life as you are elect of God and your name was always in the Lamb's Book of Life.

God's one eternal purpose is to have the preeminence of a people in whom He can reproduce the stature of the Perfect Man so that in the manifestation of the Sons of God, what you say He will do, because you have the mind of Christ. nl523.htm

Homework: Please review Nature and Soul and Thy Seed shall inherit the Nations.


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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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