Bible Believers' Newsletter #533
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
This issue further explores how the pagan religion of Babylon was transformed into Judaism and Roman Catholicism—mother and daughter reunited to rule Lucifer's one world government during the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, after which they will have a "falling out" and fight to the death in the battle of Armageddon. We take another look at the former and latter rain through Old Testament shadows and types which indicate how they will apply in the immediate future.
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
Why an Income Tax is Not Necessary to Fund the US Government
Can this statement possibly be true? In order to answer this question, Americans must first understand what is the source of the money that funds the government and where it goes. Contrary to the sound bites issued by the two mainstream political parties, the reality of how the system actually works will not only open your eyes, but hopefully stimulate the American people to demand that the thievery underway come to an end.
Where do your "income" tax dollars go? The best place to look for an answer to this question would be a government report, so let's take just one at random. . . Full story: devvy.com
Comment: Devvy Kidd's research of government documents demonstrates how taxpayers ignorantly fund the International Banksters and their wars, and feed the egos of "the City's" puppet politicians who transfer our wealth to our enemies. Last week in Japan, Australia's glib new puppet PM gave $35 million to Toyota; in Indonesia he glad-handed $50 million on top of the existing $1 billion pledge.
The Science of the UN
June 21, 2008 – The United Nations has selected 600 willing people with formal education in science to participate in its series of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ("IPCC") meetings and studies. . .
If the mob rule process of the United Nations worked, many great unsolved scientific questions could be quickly solved. United Nations observers could attend scientific meetings of cancer scientists and determine the causes and cures of cancer. With the "science settled," this scourge could be eliminated. Likewise, Alzheimer's disease, human aging, the origin of the universe, and other great unsolved problems could be solved. The fact is that mob rule does not work in science any better than it works in nations. No scientific question has ever been resolved in this way.
In the present case in which United Nations apparatchiks have proclaimed that human activity is catastrophically warming the planet, the human cost of error is so great than many other scientists have become motivated to individually examine the evidence. Now, a total of more than 9,000 Americans with PhDs in science and therefore professional educational credentials that, on average, equal or surpass the United Nations 600—and a total of more than 31,000 Americans with at least BSc. degrees have signed a petition to the US government specifically rejecting the United Nations claim that human use of hydrocarbon energy is injuring the climate. In fact, the 31,000 scientists state that carbon dioxide released by energy production is actually beneficial to the environment. . . Full story: newswithviews.com
Going Green = $4 per Gallon
June 22, 2008 – Going green (its real name is sustainable development) has led to Orwellian regulations resulting in the destruction of American businesses and the jobs that go with them, including manufacturing and industry; the locking away of American natural resources like oil, timber and minerals, forcing expensive imports; the near abolishment of private property, the bedrock of any economy's source of wealth; and massive invasion of the farming industry to assure it is "sustainable," including the mandated use of corn for the making of ethanol, leading to food shortages and higher prices...
Global warming has been the most convenient threat upon which all of the rhetoric has been based. What it is really leading to is the creation of a new economy based on trading carbon credits. Such policy is really nothing more than a massive redistribution of the wealth scheme designed to force industrial nations to make deals with less developed ones to trade for energy credits and get around severe energy use restrictions. It's what Al Gore trades in order to allow him to claim he has a "zero carbon footprint"—even as he flies around the world in his jets and pays $2000 electric bills on his Tennessee mansion. In the end, the same emissions are released into the atmosphere, but money and power is exchanged from the industrial nations to the less developed. Where is the protection for the environment? Of course there isn't any.
The International Energy Agency just reported the need for an "energy revolution" in which $45 trillion will be allocated to combat Global Warming. What bunk. Global warming is quickly proving to be little more than a natural phenomenon having virtually nothing to do with man. Science has now shown that human-caused CO2 emissions amount to no more than 0.017%—virtually insignificant. More and more scientists—by the thousands—are now expressing their skepticism about the whole global warming theory. . . Going green=sustainable development=the coming dark ages for all of mankind. Americans have only just begun to experience it and they are already feeling loss and a sense of hopelessness.
Full story: newswithviews.com
Catholic Bishop says Protocols of Zion Authentic
March 5, 2008 – A senior bishop of the Lefebvrist Society of St Pius X (SSPX) has endorsed The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious anti-Semitic forgery that enjoys widespread currency in neo-Nazi circles.
Richard Williamson, one of four bishops ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, told The Catholic Herald the document—which supposedly reveals a Jewish plot to dominate the world—was authentic.
He is also on record as saying the Jews are fighting for world domination "to prepare the Anti-Christ's throne in Jerusalem". The SSPX has refused to condemn English-born Bishop Williamson and says it has "no policy" on the authenticity of the Protocols, a Russian Czarist forgery. . . The Society's support for Williamson—who also believes that the Americans planned 9/11—is likely to end any chance of full reconciliation between the SSPX and Rome. . .
In 2000 Williamson endorsed the Protocols on an official SSPX website. He wrote: "God put into men's hands the Protocols of the Sages of Sion . . . if men want to know the truth, but few do". . . In a YouTube video, Williamson is filmed arguing that the Twin Towers were not brought down by aeroplanes but by "demolition charges". . .
Full story: catholicherald.co.uk
Comment: The bishop's views on the Protocols accord with the High Court in Berne, Switzerland, which found the Jews had bribed the primary Judge in the 1935 hearing and reversed his decision on November 1, 1937.
With Declassified US Military Intelligence Reports from US National Archives prepared during World War II concerning the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and the Zionist problem for the United States from pre-WWI to the mid-50's, only declassified 1973, and include reports before the US Senate, as well as British and French intelligence investigations over the same period.
Theodor Herzl's book, Programme for the Jewish World-Colony, recently republished, but better known as The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, did not regard them as a "Russian Forgery." Neither did the decision of the Court of Appeals of Paris on the 22nd of September 1993, nor the High Court of Justice of Budapest in their decision of 14th May, 2004 (monusaron.com). Indeed, the Alliance of the Jewish Religious Associations in Hungary and its director, Gusztáv Zoltai, were made to publish apologies in the press and on television.
Only in Russia after the Jews invaded from New York City, enforced Judaeo-Communism, and murdered 66 million nominal Christians, were the Protocols proscribed as "a forgery," and their possession a capital offence. No one, not even Theodor Herzl, has stated where he obtained "original" documentation from which he wrote his "notorious anti-Semitic forgery".
On the other points the bishop appears to have based his statements on the authority of Daniel, Jesus Christ, and the Babylonian Talmud, which reveal the same "plot"; while in the case of 9/11 he obviously relies on the forensic evidence of qualified experts. It was not possible for two aeroplanes to demolish one building, much less Building 7 and two others, and it was not an aeroplane that struck the Pentagon.
The Former and Latter Rain - Part II
Ahab, son of Omri, was the seventh king of the Northern kingdom of Israel, however he was weak and became a puppet in the hands of his wicked wife Jezebel, whose name means "chaste, free from carnal connection"; but like her antitype, the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church, which Jesus and Brother Branham called "the great whore . . . the mother of harlots," and "Jezebel" religion, her name belied her nature (Revelation 2:20-23; 17:1-8; 18:1-20).
Jezebel was the daughter of Ethbaal, king of Sidon and priest of Astarte, who murdered Pheles his predecessor. A perfect type of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church which is the daughter of Babylonian Judaism that murdered Israel's Messiah. Under Jezebel's influence Ahab introduced the idolatrous worship of Baal the Sun-god, the deified Nimrod, and his consort the Babylonian Moon-goddess Astarte (Ishtar) after which the Roman Catholic festival of "Easter" is named. Astarte is actually Nimrod's deified wife Semiramis who is also worshipped as Venus, Beltis, Diana, Rhea, Cybele, Melissa and Melitta, and whom Roman Catholics ignorantly worship as Mary. The worship of Jehovah was scarcely tolerated and the public mind seems to have halted between the two, Jehovah and Baal, except for seven thousand who alone had not bowed the knee. Unbelief was such that people thought to unite the worship of Baal with that of Jehovah.
How like today? Vatican II was a move in the same direction and tentative attempts at a congress of religions like that of Pope John Paul II at Assisi on October 27, 1986, had occurred in 1893 in Chicago and in Paris in 1900. In June of 1995, an Interfaith Summit Conference was held in San Francisco for the purpose of "uniting the world's religions into a global organization. The United Religions Organization (UR) will be an international, inter-religious organization modeled after and affiliated with the United Nations, cooperating closely with the UN and its organizations to complement its political, diplomatic and social mandates, influence UN policy and support its programs".
Pope John Paul II also predicted that there will be a unity of faith and that all religions will soon worship together:
"Pope John Paul II said yesterday that he is willing to seek agreement with other Christian denominations on the future role of the papacy. The pope made his offer in a 115-page encyclical, 'That They All May Be One,' which is dedicated to the search for unity among Christian churches that split from each other during the past thousand years." The pope made clear he would not accept a symbolic papacy without teeth and that Rome would have to hold the primary place among Christians. He also said a pope should have the authority to make infallible declarations regarding the basic tenets of faith (San Francisco Chronicle, May 31, 1995).
"In the year 360 Julian, a cousin of Constantine, was proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army. Constantine, who had prepared for battle against him, died on the way; this made easier the final victory for Julian and his proclamation as Emperor of the Orient and Occident. The policy of Julian had three principle aims: I. To renew the Pagan belief and to again declare it a state religion of the Empire, so that Rome, which according to his view had declined through Christianity, might return to its old glory. II. To destroy Christianity. III. To concede to Jewry its old positions, from which it had been expelled by Constantine and his sons; even the rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon was to be arranged. . ."
"The famous Jewish historian [H. H. Graetz] said: ". . . Julian paid great admiration to the Jewish religion" and confirms that "the period of government by Julian . . . was a time of highest fortune for the Jews of the Roman Empire. . ."
"Graetz likewise establishes that Julian called the leader of Jewry in the Empire, the patriarch Hillel, literally "his respected friend," and promised him in a personal letter to make an end of the misdeeds committed by the Christian Emperors against the Jews. Further, Julian made all necessary preparations in order to begin the rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem. He addressed a letter to all Jewish congregations of the Empire, in which he spoke in a friendly way of the leader of Jewry in the Empire, the Patriarch Julos (Hillel), as his brother. He promised the abolition of the high taxes laid upon the Israelites by the Christians, guaranteed that in the future none should accuse them of blasphemy, promised freedom and security and promised to have Jerusalem rebuilt at his expense, as soon as he returned victorious from the Persian war. For the rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem Julian commissioned his best friend, Alypius of Antioch, to whom he gave instructions to spare no expense, and commanded the governors of Palestine and Syria, to assist with everything necessary" (H. H. Graetz, History of the Jews cited by Maurice Pinay in The Plot against the Church, 1967, p. 285-6).
The death of Julian in AD363 curtailed plans for rebuilding Solomon's Temple; however, the Jewish Virtual Library boasts of a Hebrew revival in Rome in the centuries which followed:
"During this period there was a revival of Hebrew studies in Rome, centered around the local yeshiva, Metivta de Mata Romi. A number of well-known scholars, Rabbi Kalonymus b. Moses and Rabbi Jacob 'Gaon' and Rabbi Nathan b. Jehil (who wrote a great talmudic dictionary, the Arukh), contributed to Jewish learning and development. Roman Jewish traditions followed those practiced in the Land of Israel and the liturgical customs started in Rome spread throughout Italy and the rest of the world."
The abovementioned Jewish "liturgical customs" which started in Rome somehow were little by little incorporated into what gradually developed into the Roman Catholic Mass. The Catholic Encyclopedia officially defines Catholic liturgy as a carryover from the Mosaic Law: ". . . the word liturgy . . . is used for the public service of the temple . . . the function of the priests, the ritual service of the temple . . . So in Christian use liturgy meant the public official service of the Church, that corresponded to the official service of the Temple in the Old Law."
Reading further we find the startling admission, that the Mass was "a Christianized synagogue service" conducted by "learned elders":
"The Eucharist was always celebrated at the end of a service of lessons, psalms, prayers, and preaching, which was itself merely a continuation of the service of the synagogue. So we have everywhere this double function; first a synagogue service Christianized, in which the holy books were read, psalms were sung, prayers said by the bishop in the name of all (the people answering 'Amen' in Hebrew, as had their Jewish forefathers), and homilies, explanations of what had been read, were made by the bishop or priests, just as they had been made in the synagogues by the learned men and elders (e.g. Luke, iv, 16-27). . . The likeness between the prayers of thanksgiving (ix-x) and the Jewish forms for blessing bread and wine on the Sabbath (given in the 'Berakoth' treatise of the Talmud; cf. Sabatier, 'La Didache', Paris, 1885, p. 99) points obviously to derivation from them."
Little wonder that one Jewish convert to Roman Catholicism made the astounding statement that entering the Catholic Church was not a "conversion" experience for him, but rather a continuation of Judaism. Roy Schoeman, the author of Salvation is from the Jews, confirms as well that the Mass is based on the Jewish ceremonial worship and that Catholic theology is based on the Old Testament!
"As a Jew coming to the Catholic Church, it was natural for me to find the relationship between Judaism and the Catholic Church among the most interesting things in the world. It was obvious to me that for a Jew to enter the Catholic Church wasn't a matter of conversion at all, but was rather simply coming into the fullness of Judaism—into the form that Judaism took after the coming of the Jewish Messiah."
"Although Catholics are aware of this in principle, they often don't think of the Catholic Church as the continuation of Judaism after the Messiah. . . It's everywhere you look. It's obviously in the Sacrifice of the Mass and the way the Mass is prefigured in Jewish ceremonial worship. It's in the role that the Old Testament, Jewish Scriptures have in Catholic theology and the structure of the Catholic Faith" (www.seattlecatholic.com/article_20031215_pr.html).
A listing of parallels between Roman Catholicism and Judaism, which have analogues in the Eastern Orthodox Church as well, presented us with the startling prospect that Roman Catholicism may have been a Judaised form of Christianity from its inception. In the list of traditions below, links to the Catholic Encyclopedia show that the Roman Catholic Church justifies most of its practices by appealing to the Old Testament. Even in cases where the New Testament is cited as justification, these practices are not required under the New Covenant but have their basis in Judaism.
Priesthood (Levitical priesthood/mediators between God and men).
Pope (Jewish High Priest).
College of Cardinals (Seventy elders of Moses/Deuteronomy 17:8).
Confession of sins to priest for forgiveness (Leviticus 5:5).
Daily sacrifice of the Mass (Daily burnt offering/Hebrews 10:11).
Altars for sacrifices
Altar vessels of gold and silver.
Vestments for priests.
skullcap (Jewish yarmulke).
Church buildings for worship (Temple).
Liturgy (service of the Temple).
Sunday obligation (Sabbath observance).
Ecclesiastical Feasts (Jewish feasts).
Works-based salvation (Mosaic Law).
Sacrament of infant baptism (Rite of Circumcision/Talmud).
Wafer-only Communion (Manna/Show Bread).
Sacrament of Confirmation (Jewish Bar/Bat Mitzvah).
Burning of candles and incense (Exodus 30).
Holy water font (The Laver/Exodus 40).
No salvation outside the (Catholic) Church (Gentiles must convert to Judaism to be saved).
The following Roman Catholic traditions were not part of the Mosaic Law but were adopted by the Israelites in their apostasy:
Traditions of men (Mark 7:6-13).
Vain repetitions (Lip service/Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 6:7).
Veneration of saints (Idolatry/pagan gods).
Worship of Mary as Mother of God (Jews worshipped Queen of Heaven/Jeremiah 44).
Statues/images (images on the walls of Solomon's Temple/Ezekiel 8:10).
Demotion of Jesus to Co-Redeemer (Jews' denial of Jesus as Messiah).
Preoccupation with Christ's death rather than resurrection (Jews' denial of Jesus' resurrection).
The above is only a partial catalog of Jewish traditions found in Roman Catholicism. The sacerdotal (priesthood) and daily sacrificial systems alone strongly implicate the Roman Catholic Church as not only a 'front' for apostate Judaism, but as a vehicle for converting nominal Christians, who have no knowledge, to the very religious system that rejected Jesus Christ. "Explanatory Comments on the Methodist Articles of Religion" compares the Roman Catholic teaching on salvation to that preached in Judaism:
"The Catholic perspective on salvation is largely 'Judaised' Christianity. In the days of the Apostles, many Jewish Christians believed that Christians had to follow all the requirements of the Mosaic Law, e.g., circumcision, the system of offerings, going to a priest to have sins forgiven, making sacrifices as atonement for sins, etc. A system that requires some type of 'priest' to act as an intercessor between the layperson and God is known as a sacerdotal system (from the Latin word sacerdote, meaning 'priest')." Jesus called it Nicolaitanism, "which thing I hate" (Revelation 2:15).
In view of the striking parallels between Roman Catholicism and Judaism, it becomes apparent that Roman Catholicism represents, to a remarkable degree, the triumph of the Judaisers at the Hegelian dialectic of the First Nicea Council in AD325 where the Universal Church of the Roman Empire was organized as a counterfeit form of Christianity by apostate self-styled Jews whose works caused papal Rome to become the actual seat or power of Satanic religion (Revelation 2:13; Barbara Aho, Mystery, Babylon the Great: Catholic or Jewish)?
During the Babylonian captivity, the prophet Ezekiel continued to reprove Judah for its apostasy from the God of Israel and her love affair with Babylon. In Ezekiel 23:14-18, the Jews' admiration for the images of rich, brightly attired Babylonian princes, evokes visual images of the elegant processions of the princes of the Roman Catholic Church attired in their rich and colorful vestments:
". . . [Jerusalem] was in fact more debased than Samaria, and increased her whoredoms: for when she saw carvings of men portrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans painted in vermilion, with girdles about their loins, and flowing turbans upon their heads, captains to look to, all of them looking like Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity. When she saw them she longed to give herself to the men pictured, and sent messengers to them in Chaldea to invite them to come to her. And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and when she was polluted with them, she turned from them in disgust. And because she flaunted her harlotries and exposed her nakedness, I also became disgusted with her, as I had become disgusted with her sister, Israel. . ."
Moreover, as Matthew Henry noted in his commentary on this passage, the kingdom of Judah patterned its own worship after the pomp and pageantry of the Babylonians with whom they had become enamored:
"Thus she increased her whoredoms; she fell in love, fell in league, with the Chaldeans. Hezekiah himself was faulty this way when he was proud of the court which the king of Babylon made to him and complimented his ambassadors with the sight of all his treasures, Isaiah 39:2. And the humour increased (verse 14); she doted upon the pictures of the Babylonian captains (verse 15-16), joined in alliance with that kingdom, invited them to come and settle in Jerusalem, that they might refine the genius of the Jewish nation and make it more polite; nay, they sent for patterns of their images, altars, and temples, and made use of them in their worship. Thus was she polluted with her whoredoms (verse 17), and thereby she discovered her own whoredom (verse 18), her own strong inclination to idolatry".
According to Jesus and Paul, Judaism is the pagan Babylonian antithesis of Yahweh Torah, the God-revealed faith of Israel. If you doubt these two men who were prophets, read the Babylonian Talmud on the Church Website and see if you can reconcile it with Abraham, Moses and the Prophets. Jesus said, "In vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-9).
The Anti-Defamation League's Interfaith Affairs Director Emeritus, Papal Knight Rabbi Leon Klenicki, described the reprint of Elijah ben Abraham Benamozegh's (1823-1900) "Noahide" tome, Israel and Humanity, "at once a wide-ranging summa of scriptural, Talmudic, Midrashic, and kabbalistic ideas, and an intensely personal account of Jewish identity. It is also a systematic, meticulously reasoned philosophy of Judaism in its relation to the other religions of mankind, especially its daughter religions, [Roman Catholic] Christianity and Islam".
Like Jesus Christ and Paul, the so-called "Jews" of the present day and Brother Branham revealed that Babylonian Judaism is the mother of the Roman Catholic system of false religion. And if you examine Islam you will see the Babylonian Talmud as indelibly etched in Koranic thought as in Catholicism.
God destroyed the Northern kingdom of Israel when it forsook the pure worship of Jehovah for the Babylonian Trinitarianism of Assyria. This system of false worship derived from the wickedness of Ham who replicated the original sin this side of the Flood. He was the father of Cush, the father of Nimrod who built Babylon. When Judah committed spiritual fornication with the Babylonian Trinity, God brought the nation under Gentile dominion unto the consummation of life on earth. They came under submission to the world empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Imperial Rome, and finally Papal Rome, which will shortly impose Trinitarian worship upon all under pain of death (Revelation 13:1-4, 8, 15-18). Furthermore, they intermarried with and came under the dominion of the Edomites as prophesied by Isaac.
Idolatrous Babylon foreshadowed and spawned a daughter called Talmudic Judaism, and Babylonian-Judaism bore the great whore, Judaeo-Roman Catholicism, which is the mother of harlots, so the history of Ahab and his Jezebel has its antitype in these last days. Brother Branham said, "America is the seat of the Devil": the (City of London's) Ayatollah Khomeini was correct when he called the United States, "the Great Satan," for Jesus said she is the image to the beast of Imperial Rome as the (once) Protestant churches are the image of the beast of Papal Rome (Revelation 13:10-18; 17:5).
Brother Branham typed Ahab with US President John Kennedy, behind whom was the Jezebel religion of Judaeo-Catholicism. In the sixth of seven consecutive visions the Lord showed him in 1933 "there arose up in America a most beautiful, but cruel woman. She held the people in her complete power. I believed that this was the rise of the Roman Catholic Church, though I knew it could possibly be a vision of some woman rising in great power in America due to a popular vote by women." This accords with the abovementioned Scripture. The power Rome was not able to obtain by religious conversion she has gained through political influence. The neocons, for instance, are either Judaeo-Catholics or Pharisees. Sinners, behold your monsters masters under Lucifer's NWO: Judaism and Catholicism are two tentacles of the same golem.
I Kings 16:30-34, "Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord more so than all who were before him. As if following the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat had been trifling, he married Jezebel, the (Canaanite Serpent's seed) daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went on to serve and worship Baal. He erected an altar to Baal in the temple of Baal which he built in Samaria. Ahab also made a grove and so continued to provoke the Lord God of Israel more than all the kings of Israel that were before him. And in his days Jericho, which was accursed of God, was rebuilt".
Thus God sent Elijah to Ahab to curse the land with famine: "As sure as the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, it will not dew nor rain for several years, until I say the Word" (I Kings 17:1).
Brother Branham said, "When God sends forth a message and . . . the people . . . don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God." But that voice will be quiet in the wilderness somewhere, hid away".
The apostolic faith has been restored, the mystery of God is finished; the Message has been rejected; God has taken His prophet off the scene and the long-planned global famine is well-under way, directed by global warming, climate change, ecological, environmental pollution, "peak oil," bio-fuel, genocidal "free trade" schemes and manipulation of fiat monetary systems in the grand conspiracy against God and man with the objective of massive world depopulation and the return to serfdom under Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. Like Ahab, the world church system precipitated this iniquity by committing the unpardonable sin and intensified God's curse by instituting a Spiritual famine for hearing the present Truth. However, the Lord cares for you and as He ordained the ravens to feed Elijah, their service types the five-fold ministry sent to feed the Church in the wilderness. Brother Branham said, "I'll ride this trail once more," and he being dead yet speaks through this ministry, while "the Voice of the Archangel" in the heart of Christ's Bride is placing the Message from Genesis to Revelation to bring her to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
While the nominal church has sunk to the depths of apostasy in the bosom of mother Rome, the Church in the wilderness has preached no revivals. No one will listen: hate legislation against truth and the love of God in league with the controlled media has outlawed her Voice so she remains silent, "making herself ready." But the Message came to a widow when the death of her husband, denominational religion, set her free to believe THUS SAITH THE LORD (Romans 7:1-4).
Few will enter into the Capstone of the Body of the Lord, and the hour is coming in which God promised a former rain and a latter rain; a double portion as when Elijah was caught up into the Shekinah and dropped his mantle. The Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ living in His end-time Bride, while the Elisha will be those who catch the vision of the resurrected Bride and receive a double portion of the Spirit. Zechariah 14:8, "It shall be in the day of the earthquake, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former [or Dead] sea (signifying Israel), and half of them toward the hinder [or Mediterranean} sea (signifying the Gentile Bride): in summer and in winter shall it be." Our latter, gathering or harvest rain will produce Israel's former or teaching rain, and as the rain fertilizes the otherwise barren land, so God's favor will restore the nation of Israel long Spiritually lifeless (Joel 2:23-27; Romans 11:15).
God said there will be a former rain and a latter rain, and in the latter rain, both former and latter would come together: a double portion. Hallelujah! We have seen what the former rain produced at Pentecost and in the calling out of Christ's end-time Bride; how much more powerful will the latter rain be when God pours out His Spirit upon all flesh at the close of the Gentile dispensation and His return to Israel? Signs and wonders will take place when the hunted and persecuted members of Christ's Bride speak the Word, and Israel's prophets repeat the miracles God performed through Moses and Elijah.
I wonder if we are sufficiently impressed with the Word in our midst. Let me give you a thought here. How do we pray? We pray in Jesus Name don't we? Every prayer is in His Name or there isn't any answer. Yet in I John 5:14, we are told, "This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us; and if we know that He listens to us in whatever we may petition, then the requests we ask of Him are assured us."
You ask, "What is the will of God?" There is only ONE WAY to know His will and that is by the WORD OF GOD. Lamentations 3:37, "Who speaks and it comes to pass unless the Lord has ordained it?" There it is. If it isn't in the Word you can't have it. So we can't ask unless it is in the Word, and we can only petition or ask in His Name. There it is again. JESUS (the Name) is the WORD (will). You cannot separate God and the Word. They are ONE. This Word He has left behind on the printed page is a part of Him when you accept it by faith into a Spirit-filled life. He said that His Word was Life. John 6:63b. But that is exactly what He is: John 14:6, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life."
Romans 8:9b, "Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ is none of His." There it is, He is Spirit and He is Life. That is exactly what the Word is; that is exactly what Jesus is. He is the Word. So when a Spirit-born, Spirit-filled man in faith takes that Word into his heart and places it upon his lips, why that is the same as Deity speaking. Every mountain has to go. Satan cannot stand before that man. If the church, way back there in that third age where the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church organized, had only held on to the revelation of the living Word in their midst, the power of God would not have faded as it did in those Dark Ages. And today, when the church returns to the Word in faith, we can say without doubt that the glory of God and the wonderful acts of God will be in her midst again. This the key to the operation of the 'third pull' manifesting by the spoken Word from your lips in the latter rain. No true believer is any stronger and spiritually healthy and alive than his knowledge of and adherence to the pure Word of God, as seen by multitudes of examples in the Old Testament.
Brother Branham said, "One night as I was seeking the Lord, the Holy Spirit told me to pick up my pen and write. As I grasped the pen to write, His Spirit gave me a Message for the church. I want to bring it to you. . . It has to do with the Word and the Bride.
"Here is what I am trying to say to you. The law of reproduction is that each specie brings forth after its own kind, even according to Genesis 1:11, "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, and the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so." Whatever life was in the seed came forth into a plant and thence into fruit. The very same law applies to the church today. Whatever seed started the church will come forth and be like the original seed because it is the same seed. In these last days the true Bride Church (Christ's seed) will come to the Headstone, and she will be the super church, a super race, as she nears Him. They in the bride will be so much like Him that they will even be in His very image. This is in order to be united with Him. They will be one. They will be the very manifestation of the Word of the living God. Denominations cannot produce this (wrong seed). They will produce their creeds and their dogmas, mixed with the Word. This mongrelizing brings forth a hybrid product.
The first son (Adam) was the spoken seed-Word of God. He was given a bride to reproduce himself. That is why the bride was given to him, to reproduce himself; to produce another son of God. But she fell. She fell by hybridization. She caused him to die.
The second Son (Jesus), also a spoken Seed-Word of God was given a bride like as was Adam. But before He could marry her, she also had fallen. She, like Adam's wife, was put to the test whether she would believe the Word of God and live, or doubt the Word and die. She doubted. She left the Word. She died.
From a little group of the true seed of the Word, God will present Christ with a beloved bride. She is a virgin of His Word. She is a virgin because she knows no man-made creeds or dogmas. By and through the members of the bride will be fulfilled all that was promised of God to be made manifest in the virgin.
The word of promise came to the virgin Mary. But that Word of promise was He, Himself, to be made manifest. God was made manifest. He, Himself, acted at that time and fulfilled His own Word of promise in the virgin. It was an angel that had brought her the message. But the angel's message was the Word of God. Isaiah 9:6. He fulfilled at that time all that was written of Him because she accepted His Word to her.
The members of the virgin bride will love Him, and they will have His potentials, for He is their head, and all power belongs to Him. They are subject to Him as the members of our bodies are subject to our heads.
Notice the harmony of the Father and the Son. Jesus never did anything until it was first showed Him by the Father. John 5:19. This harmony is now to exist between the Groom and His bride. He shows her His Word of life. She receives it. She never doubts it. Therefore, nothing can harm her, not even death. For if the seed be planted, the water will raise it up again. Here is the secret of this. The Word is in the bride (as it was in Mary). The bride has the mind of Christ for she knows what He wants done with the Word. She performs the command of the Word in His Name for she has "thus saith the Lord." Then the Word is quickened by the Spirit and it comes to pass. Like a seed that is planted and watered, it comes to full harvest, serving its purpose.
Those in the bride do only His will. No one can make them do otherwise. They have 'thus saith the Lord' or they keep still. They know that it has to be God in them doing the works, fulfilling His own Word. He did not complete all His work while in His earthly ministry so now He works in and through the bride. She knows that, for it was not yet time for Him to do certain things that He must now do. But He will now fulfill through the bride that work which He left for this specific time.
Now let us stand like Joshua and Caleb. Our promised land is coming in sight even as theirs did. Now Joshua means "Jehovah Saviour", and he represents the end-time leader that will come to the church (Brother Branham of Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7 – Ed) even as Paul came as the original leader. Caleb represents those that stayed true with Joshua. Remember, God had started Israel as a virgin with His Word. But they wanted something different. So did the last day church. Notice how God did not move Israel, or let her go into the promised land until it was His own appointed time. Now the people might have put pressure on Joshua, the leader, and said, "The land is ours, let's go and take it. Joshua, you are all through, you must have lost your commission, you don't have the power you used to have. You used to hear from God and know the will of God, and act quickly. Something is wrong with you." But Joshua was a God-sent prophet and he knew the promises of God, so he waited for them. He waited for a clear cut decision from God and when the time came to move, God placed the full leadership in Joshua's hands because he had stayed with the Word. God could trust Joshua but not the others. So it will repeat in this end day. The same problem, the same pressures. Take the example we see in Moses. This mighty anointed prophet of God had a peculiar birth, being born at the right time for the deliverance of Abraham's seed from Egypt. He never stayed in Egypt to argue Scripture with them, nor fuss at the priests. He went to the wilderness until the people were ready to receive him. God called Moses to the wilderness. The waiting was not on Moses' part but because of the people who were not ready to receive him. Moses thought the people would understand but they did not.
Then there is Elijah to whom the Word of the Lord came. When he got through preaching the truth and that group back there that is the forerunner of the American Jezebel group would not receive the Word, God called him off the field and plagued that generation for rejecting the prophet and the message that God had given. God called him to the wilderness and he would not come out even for the king. Those who tried to persuade him to do so, died. But God spoke to His faithful prophet by vision. Out of hiding he came and brought back the Word to Israel. (Typing Brother Branham's ministry - Malachi 4:5-6 - Ed).
Then came John the Baptist, Christ's faithful forerunner, the mighty prophet for his day. He did not go to his father's school, nor the school of the Pharisees—he went to no denomination, but out to the wilderness called there by God. There he stayed until the Lord sent him out with the message, crying, 'The Messiah is at hand.'
Now let us take a Scriptural warning here. Was it not in the days of Moses whom God had vindicated that Korah rose up and withstood that mighty prophet? He disputed with Moses and claimed that he had as much from God to lead the people and that others shared in the Divine revelation as well as did Moses. He denied the authority of Moses. Now the people back there, after they had heard the true Word and were well acquainted with the fact that a true prophet was vindicated of God, I say those people fell for Korah and his gainsayings. Korah was not a Scriptural prophet but the people in great numbers with their leaders went for him. How like the evangelists today with their golden calf schemes like Korah's. They look good to the people as Korah looked good then. They have blood on their foreheads, oil on their hands and balls of fire on the platform. They allow women preachers, let women cut their hair, wear slacks and shorts, and by-pass the Word of God for their own creeds and dogmas. That shows what kind of seed is in them. But not all the people turned on Moses and left the Word of God. No. The elect stayed with him. The same is happening again today. Many are leaving the Word but some are staying with it. But remember the parable of the wheat and tares. The tares have to be bundled for burning. These apostate churches are getting bound closer and closer together, ready for the fires of God's judgment. But the wheat is going to be gathered to the Master.
Now I want you to be very careful here and see this. God has promised that at the end time Malachi 4 is going to be fulfilled. It has to be for it is the Spirit-quickened Word of God spoken by the prophet Malachi. Jesus referred to it. It is just before Christ comes the second time. By the time Jesus comes all Scripture must be fulfilled. The Gentile dispensation will be in its last church age when that messenger of Malachi comes. He will be right with the Word. He will take the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation. He will start at the serpent's seed and carry on to the messenger in the latter rain. But he will be rejected by the denominations.
He has to be for that is history repeating itself from the time of Ahab. Israel's history under Ahab is happening right here in America where the prophet of Malachi appears. As Israel left Egypt to worship in freedom, pushed out the natives, raised up a nation with great leaders like David etc., and then put an Ahab on the throne with a Jezebel behind him to direct, so have we done the very same in America. Our forefathers left for this land to worship and live in freedom. They pushed back the natives and took over the land. Mighty men like Washington and Lincoln were raised up but after awhile other men of such poor caliber succeeded these worthy men that soon an Ahab was set in the presidential chair (John Kennedy) with a Jezebel (the Roman Catholic church) behind him to direct him. It is at such a time as this that the messenger of Malachi must come. Then in the latter rain will come a Mount Carmel showdown (the spoken Word of the 'third pull' against man-made creed and dogma in the manifestation of the Sons of God as when Elijah withstood the four hundred prophets of Baal and the four hundred and fifty prophets of Astarte – I Kings 18:17-46 - Ed). Watch this carefully now to see it in the Word. John was the forerunner of Malachi 3. He planted the former rain and was rejected by the organizations of his day. Jesus came and had a Mount Transfiguration show down (through which He vindicated John the Baptist by revealing Himself as the Word John's ministry had introduced – Matthew 17:1-13 - Ed). The second forerunner of Christ will sow for the latter rain (by restoring the apostolic faith of the former rain - Ed). Jesus (the fullness of the Word - Ed) will be the showdown between the denominations and creeds, for He will come to back up His Word (by the 'third pull' - Ed) and take His bride in the rapture. The first showdown was Mount Carmel; the second was the Mount Transfiguration, and the third will be Mount Zion.
(In Israel when a son born into his father's house came of age, having proven himself worthy he was taken to a public place and formally adopted as one with his father (John 17:21-26 - Ed). Prominently seated and dressed in a special robe, it was pronounced that hereafter his word was equal in authority to that of his father; whatever he said, his father would honour as the obedient youth had proven responsible in honouring his father's word. This "mount Zion Showdown" will be our formal placing as Sons and full adoption, firstly in the vindication of our spoken Word in the 'third pull,' and secondly when our old garment of corruptible flesh is changed to glorified flesh).
The strange behaviour of Moses, Elijah, and John withdrawing from the people into seclusion left many confused. They did not realize that it was because their messages had been rejected. But the seed had been sown, the planting was over. Judgment was next. They had served their purpose as a sign to the people, so judgment was next.
I believe according to Revelation 13:16 that the bride will have to stop preaching for the beast is demanding the mark in the hand or forehead if permission to preach be granted. Denominations will take the mark, or be forced to quit preaching. Then the Lamb will come for His bride and judge the great harlot.
Now remember that Moses was born for a certain work, but he could not do that work until he had received the gifts which would enable him to do the work. He had to go out in the desert and wait there; God had an appointed time. There was to be a certain Pharaoh on the throne, and the people had to be crying for the bread of life, before God could send him back. This is true for our day.
But what do we have in this our day? Multitudes are working signs until we have a generation of sign seekers that know little or nothing about the Word, or a true move of the Spirit of God. If they see blood, oil and fire they are happy; it matters not what is in the Word. They will support any sign, even unscriptural ones. But God has warned us about that. He said in Matthew 24 that in the last days the two spirits would be so close together that only the very elect could tell them apart, for they alone would not be deceived.
How can you tell the spirits apart? Just give them the Word test. If they don't speak that Word, they are of the evil one. As the evil one deceived the first two brides, he will try to deceive the bride of this last day, by trying to get her to hybridize herself through creeds, or just plainly turning from the Word to any sign that suits her. But God never placed signs ahead of the Word. Signs follow the Word, as when Elijah told the woman to bake a cake for him first, according to the Word of the Lord. When she did as the Word said, the proper sign came. Come to the Word first and then watch the miracle. The seed Word is energized by the Spirit.
How can any messenger sent from God believe only a part of the Word and deny some of it? The true prophet of God in this last day will proclaim the whole Word. Denominations will hate him. His words may be as harsh as John the Baptist who called them vipers. But the predestinated will hear and be ready for the rapture. The Royal Seed of Abraham, with like faith as Abraham's will hold to the Word with him, for they are predestinated together.
The last day messenger will appear in God's appointed time. It is the end time now as all know, for Israel is in the homeland. Any time now he will come according to Malachi. When we see him, he will be dedicated to the Word. He will be indicated (pointed out in the Word - Revelation 10:7), and God will vindicate his ministry. He will preach the truth as did Elijah and be ready for the Mount Zion showdown. (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 170:1 – 176:2).
Jesus was the Logos, the Spoken Word of Isaiah 14:7 manifest in the dust of the earth transformed into the food Mary ate. At the age of thirty the Sacrifice was baptized in water and anointed by the Holy Spirit as witnessed by the Shekinah in the form of a dove and a Voice said, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am pleased to dwell in." God was redeeming that part of the earth, that body was the beginning of God creating Himself a part of creation. Only in Christ is He a creation, because God is the eternal uncreated Spirit.
Ours is a natural birth, but by grace through faith we were baptized in water, sanctified by the Word and our soul was cleansed by Holy Fire and regenerated when the Spirit and took His abode and claimed our body for the resurrection as it did His, who was raised for our justification. And "Every one the Father has given Me will come to Me; and he who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out; for I came down from heaven, not to do My will but the will of Him who sent Me. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I should lose nothing of all that He has given Me, but raise it up again at the last day" (John 6:37-39). You are an Attribute of the Logos God redeemed on Jordan's banks and raised on the third day. You are the continuation of the creation of God, for the Bible is the story of God unfolding Himself or changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the flesh of His glorified family through manifested faith in His spoken Word.
After the Millennium the whole earth will have a baptism and be renewed, and the Holy Ghost will come down from heaven upon a fifteen hundred-mile high mount Zion in the form of new Jerusalem, for "the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with us, and we will be His people, and God Himself will be with us, and be our God" (Revelation 21:1-3). We are the daughters of Zion: Jesus and His Bride is "the Mountain of the Temple of the Lord," or "mountain of the Lord's house" and (relatively speaking) mount Zion will be the only mountain in the new heavens and new earth (Isaiah 2:2-4, 12-17; 40:4-5; Micah 4:1-2; Zechariah 14:9-11; Revelation 21:10-27). In the latter rain the mount Zion showdown will be the vindication of God's Word made flesh in His end time Bride in the manifestation of the Sons of God and our translation.
When Elijah confronted Ahab he told him to gather all Israel to mount Carmel with the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of the groves whom Jezebel maintained (typing the beast and its image). And said, "How long will you halt between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him." He asked the people to provide two bullocks. Each party would build an altar, prepare and lay their bullock on the wood, "and call upon the name of his god; let the God that answers by sending fire to receive and consume the sacrifice be God".
Well, the denominational priests called on the name of Baal from morning until noon when the Sun-god should be at his strength; they spoke with other tongues, prophesied, cut their bodies and raved all afternoon until the time of the evening sacrifice (when Christ's Bride will be waved and offered back to the Lord), "but there was no voice, no one answered or recognized their prayers".
It was time for the manifestation of the Sons of God, time for the Elijah of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 to gather the twelve tribes back to Israel and to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. The prophet prepared his altar, laid the sacrifice on the wood, and commanded the people to baptize the bullock and the wood with twelve barrels of water; he then called upon the Lord to vindicate His Word by receiving the evening sacrifice (Revelation 8), and restore the heart of Israel. Then Fire from God came down and consumed the sacrifice, the wood, the stones (Israel) and the dust; it even evaporated all the water in the trench surrounding the altar".
"And when all of the people saw it, they fell on their faces (not on their backs as they do before the Jezebel priests of the Catholic Charismatic movement), shouting, Jehovah is God! Jehovah is God! And Elijah commanded them to kill every one of the prophets of Baal." Then came the latter rain.
I Kings 18:41-46, "Elijah said to Ahab, Get up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink while Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel; and he knelt down with his face between his knees, and said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he got up, looked, and said, There is nothing at all. And he said seven times, Go back. At the seventh time he said, There is a small cloud the size of a man's hand rising out of the sea. And he said, Go up, tell Ahab, Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you. And before long the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel". nl533.htm
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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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