Bible Believers' Newsletter #563
"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.
In Newsletter #548 I made reference to a vision the Lord showed Brother Branham in 1961 wherein he shot a caribou with forty-two inch horns, and afterwards a silver tip grizzly bear. The vision came to pass, confirming its deeper symbolism will also be fulfilled. I said, "I have long believed this animal Brother Branham saw in the vision and later shot signified the total number of US presidents to the end of the Gentile dispensation".
According to media terminology there is now a 44th President in the White House, however he is in fact the 43rd individual to be president. In Newsletter #430 I explained: President Grover Cleveland served two terms in the late 19th century. When he began his first term in office he was the 22nd President. Benjamin Harrison defeated him in the next election and became the 23rd President. When Cleveland defeated Harrison in the next election and took office for his second term he was still only the 22nd individual since George Washington to hold the office of President. Taking this fact into account, George W. Bush was the 42nd President of the United States.
Referring to Bullinger's "Number in Scripture" I wrote, 42 is a number connected with Antichrist (Revelation 11:2; 13:5).
42 Generations from Abraham to Jesus.
42 stages of Israel's wanderings mark their conflict with the will of God.
42 Kings from David to the Babylonian captivity.
42 Emperors in Rome till the institution of Papal Rome (by the reckoning of some).
42 Presidents of the USA to the close of the Gentile dispensation.
42 churches that agreed to sponsor a series of Brother Branham's meetings but unbelief overcame them all so that he had no sponsoring churches.
And here will be:
42 months during which God will deal with 144,000 elect Israelites through the ministry of two Hebrew prophets.
I also spoke of dictatorship. Whatever takes place, the US Constitution is "broke a little more" as Brother Branham said it would be; there is a fearsome depression on the way as he prophesied, and an imposter in the White House. But whoever was elected would be president of a nation that committed the unforgivable sin in 1956/7, the year America rejected her last opportunity for national repentance. On the downward slope since, her future is one of global brutality as the image to the beast of Imperial Rome to force the mark of the beast for Papal Rome, which is her pagan trinity doctrine.
For many years now, the United States has been practicing for this prophetic role of infamy. She is cold motherless broke, with no productive industry whereby she can produce her way into the black. Soon Los Angeles and much of California will sink, eliminating some 25 percent of GNP, collapsing the dollar and world economy. Russia will invade and briefly occupy the mainland, throwing the nation and the world into Rome's totalitarian one world government which will pay handsomely for the mercenary services of the blooded US military.
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
The Problem with Obama. . .
January 22, 2009 – A "New Beginning," or . . . Same Stuff, Different Color? The more things "change," the more they stay the same.
On 20th January, a major part of America's citizenry celebrated the arrival of Barack Obama as the new president of the United States, with his promise for "Change" and his proposal for "hope instead of fear." The breaking of racial barriers in the land of the Ku Klux Klan, where until the 50's and 60's mixed marriages between blacks and whites were illegal and would land you in jail in Southern states like Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Arkansas (and yet hypocrisy and ignorance made millions of Americans feel "outraged" at the 1935 Nazi Nuremberg Racial Laws!), mark a turning point in US history symbolized by the reborn spirit of Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln and the Kennedy's.
America's present joy with its new president is shared by the overwhelming majority of global public opinion, not so much because of the optimism Obama's arrival inspires, but rather because of the relief that Bush's and Cheney's departure gives. Naturally, Obama has a daunting task before him, but he personally has the support of the better part of his people who seem ready to make great sacrifices to overcome gigantic economic, financial, banking, military, political, diplomatic and social disasters Obama inherits from the Bush Era.
So far, so good.
However, the problem with Obama is not Obama himself, a mostly unknown and inexperienced American politician. The problem with Obama is the very powerful group of key officers and aides that surround the new president, which one is led to believe were not freely chosen by Obama; rather, they seem to have been imposed upon Obama by the New World Order Power Structure that for many decades wields control over the United States, and without whose complacency, agreement and support Barack Obama would probably have never made it outside of the political borders of his home state of Illinois. . . Full story: asalbuchi.com.ar
BUSH Legacy: Sellout
January 16, 2009 – Fearing the North Slope oil find might trigger a "black gold rush" like the Oil Creek "oil rush" during the Civil War, with potential to collapse the wholesale price of oil worldwide, lobbyists for the Seven Sisters and the oil industry-financed environment movement petitioned Truman to create a wildlife habitant where oil drilling would be banned.
Just as the global banking cartel controls the price of money and the availability of credit by manipulating the fractional reserve to expand and contract the economy at whim, the fossil fuel cartel control the retail prices of all of the world's fossil fuels by manipulating the futures market to expand and contract the supply of crude oil, natural gas and, at the pump, gasoline and home heating oil. . .
The seabed regulations have created a bizarre regulatory regime which is antagonistic to commerce, exploration and investment. L.O.S.T. treats the ocean's "unowned" seabed resources as property of the United Nations. The same happens with mineral wealth in the seabeds of the protected marine reserves. . . under the seabeds in the Pacific Remote Islands is the world's largest oil and natural gas reserves. Preliminary estimates suggest the oil and natural gas reserves under the Pacific Remote Islands Monument will dwarf the combined reserves under the North Slope or Alaska and the Arabian Peninsula. . . Clearly, the purpose of nationalizing 335 thousand square miles of the South Pacific seabeds was to place thousands of miles of unowned seabeds off limit by preventing entrepreneurial oil speculators from tapping into some of the richest oil and natural gas properties in the world. . . Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: This monstrous, systemic fraud by Mammonite political and business leaders, and Lucifer's United Nations helps us understand how US 'diplomats' offered the Taliban government of Afghanistan US$43 million taxpayer dollars to build oil and gas pipelines, saying, "either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs" (Inter Press Service, November 15 2001), then together with her sister colonies of 'the City' and NATO, the US initiated war to steal the land.
The Rockefeller family, which owns a controlling interest in the Seven Sisters (that evolved into ten oil companies then slowly began merging back into the original Standard Oil (under the name Exxon-Mobil in order to exercise more global clout): Mobil, Exxon, Chevron, Standard Oil of New Jersey, Standard Oil of Ohio, Amoco, Sunoco, Conoco, Texaco, Atlantic Richfield, and British Petroleum [now known as BP America]) has, throughout most of its tainted history, been very conscious of the public's perception of the Rockefeller name since that perception has never been good. The Seven Sisters and Royal Dutch Shell actually own, in partnership agreements with the Arab nations, a piece of almost every oil well in the Mideast, in what is now called Russia, and in the South Pacific with the People's Republic of China. A secret agreement was signed between Exxon/Mobil, Texaco/Amoco and the People's Republic of China almost two years ago to "farm" what is believed to be the largest untapped oil reserve in the world in the South China Sea around the Pacific islands America won from Japan in World War II. Those islands: Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnson Atoll, Kingman Reef, Nassau Island and Palmyra Island were abandoned by the Clinton-Gore Administration. When residents on those islands petitioned Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to re-establish American sovereignty on them, Albright refused to recognize their "American" status. When the Clinton Administration renounced American claims to the islands, the People's Republic of China claimed sovereignty of over 300 thousand square miles of the South China Sea—precisely where these massive oil deposits were discovered over 20 years ago. Immediately after this occurred, the People's Republic of China announced a joint IPO with Exxon/Mobil and Texaco/Amoco. Now, in addition to the Seven Sisters being in bed with Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria and our tepid pseudo-allies in the Gulf States, we now learn that the Seven Sisters are also in bed with our most dedicated enemy (and most recent "trading partner" who dumps trillions of dollars of slave labor goods in America every year and trades the balance of payments for weapons systems which they have promised to use to destroy us in a nuclear firestorm when they are sufficiently armed).
Since a growing number of Americans are beginning to realize that American and European oil cartels own a major interest in the Mideast oil fields, do oil companies—whose foundations control the education curriculum of every university they endow—have a growing need to paint Islam as a religion of peace? You bet your life they do.
Full story: jonchristianryter.com
Kitties are worth more than Babies
January 9, 2009 – "Take some kittens, some tender little moggies in a box," said Jamal, a surgeon at the Al Shifa, Gaza's main hospital, while a nurse actually placed a couple of blood-stained cardboard boxes in front of us. "Seal up the box, then jump on it with all your weight and might, until you feel their little bones crunching, and you hear the last muffled little mew." I stared at the boxes in astonishment, and the doctor continued: "Try to imagine what would happen after such images were circulated. The righteous outrage of public opinion, the complaints of the animal rights organisations. . . "The doctors went on in this vein, and I was unable to take my eyes off those boxes, sitting at our feet.
"Israel trapped hundreds of civilians inside a school as if in a box, including many children, and then crushed them with all the might of its bombs. What were the world's reactions? Almost nothing. We would have been better off as animals rather than Palestinians, we would have been more protected." At this point the doctor leans towards one of the boxes, and takes its lid off in front of me. Inside it are the amputated limbs, legs and arms, some from the knee down, others with the entire femur attached, amputated from the injured at the Al Fakhura United Nations school in Jabalia, which resulted in more than fifty casualties. . .
A little earlier I'd been involved in a conversation with Dr. Abdel, an ophthalmologist, regarding the rumours that the Israeli Army had been showering us with non-conventional weapons, forbidden by the Geneva Convention, such as cluster bombs and white phosphorous. The very same that the Tsahal Army used in the last Lebanese war, as well as the US air force in Falluja, still violating international norms. . . There's no doubt that using this weapon in Gaza, a strip of land concentrating the highest population rate in the world, is a crime all on its own. . . What he finds inexplicable is the total lack of eyeballs. . . Instead, we see Palestinian corpses coming into the hospitals without eyes at all, as if someone had removed them surgically before handing them over to the coroner. . . Full story: alor.org
Comment: Israeli Zionists are dehumanised pawns of the 'hidden hand' used to create implacable hatred essential to their plans for the "hot stage" of a brief World War III.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
February 7, 2007 – Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian and senior lecturer at Haifa University. He's also Academic Director of the Research Institute for Peace at Givat Haviva and Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies. Pappe is an expert on Israel and Zionism and the Palestinians' Right of Return to their homeland, is considered "an honourable academic with integrity and conscience," and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Council for Palestinian Restitution and Repatriation (CPRR), an organization declaring that "every Palestinian has a legitimate, individual right to return to his or her original home and to absolute restitution of his or her property". . .
In his preface, Pappe writes about the "Red House" in Tel-Aviv that became headquarters for the Hagana, the dominant Zionist underground paramilitary militia during the British Mandate period in Palestine between 1920 and 1948 when the Jewish state came into being. He details how David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, met with leading Zionists and young Jewish military officers on March 10, 1948 to finalize plans to ethnically cleanse Palestine that unfolded in the months that followed including "large-scale (deadly serious) intimidation; laying siege to and bombarding villages and population centres; setting fire to homes, properties and goods; expulsion; demolition; and finally, planting mines among the rubble to prevent any of the expelled inhabitants from returning."
The final master plan was called Plan D (Dalet in Hebrew) following plans A, B, and C preceding it. It was to be a war without mercy complying with what Ben-Gurion said in June, 1938 to the Jewish Agency Executive and never wavering from later: "I am for compulsory transfer; I do not see anything immoral in it." Plan D became the way to do it. It included forcible expulsion of hundreds of thousands of unwanted Palestinian Arabs in urban and rural areas accompanied by an unknown number of others mass-slaughtered to get it done. The goal was simple and straightforward—to create an exclusive Jewish state without an Arab presence by any means including mass-murder.
Once begun, the whole ugly business took six months to complete. It expelled about 800,000 people, killed many others, and destroyed 531 villages and 11 urban neighborhoods in cities like Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. The action was a clear case of ethnic cleansing that international law today calls a crime against humanity for which convicted Nazis at Nuremberg were hanged. So far Israelis have always remained immune from international law even though names of guilty leaders and those charged with implementing their orders are known as well as the crimes they committed.
They included cold-blooded mass-murder; destruction of homes, villages and crops; rapes; other atrocities; and massacres of defenseless people given no quarter including women and children. The crimes were suppressed and expunged from official accounts as Israeli historiography cooked up the myth that Palestinians left voluntarily fearing harm from invading Arab armies. It was a lie covering up Israeli crimes Palestinians call the Nakba—the catastrophe or disaster that's still a cold, harsh festering unresolved injustice.
. . . in 1949 were labor camps where thousands of Palestinian prisoners were held under military rule for forced labor for all tasks that could strengthen the economy or aid the military. Conditions in them were deplorable and included working in quarries carrying heavy stones, living on one potato in the morning and half a dried fish at noon. Anyone complaining was beaten severely, and others were singled out for summary execution if they were considered a threat. Life outside prison and labor camps wasn't much better. Red Cross representatives sent their Geneva headquarters reports of collective human rights abuses including finding piles of dead bodies. . . Their places of worship were profaned and schools vandalized. Those still with homes were robbed with impunity by looters in broad daylight. They took everything they wanted—furniture, clothing, anything useful for Jewish immigrants entering the new Jewish state. . . Palestinians, fed up with Fatah betrayal, democratically elected a Hamas government in January, 2006 foiling Israeli efforts to assure their complicit allies would again prevail. When they didn't, Israel denounced the results, never accepted Hamas as a peace partner, refused to negotiate with them in good faith, and acted ever since in bad faith to destroy Hamas and punish the Palestinian people for their "wrong" choice. That's how things always work under rules of imperial management practiced by the US and its Israeli partner complicit in their collective attempt to destroy a democratically elected government misportraying them as "terrorists" to get the West to go along and the public to believe it. . .
Now there's the further threat of one Palestinian faction facing off against the other. On one side is the besieged Hamas-led government already in tatters from months of harsh sanctions and daily Israeli assaults. On the other are corrupted Fatah forces loyal to PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas acting as a quisling proxy comprador enforcer for Israeli and US imperial interests for everything he stands to gain selling out his people for crumbs handed him and his cronies. They're being armed to the teeth to do it, and George Bush announced he's helping further by transferring $86 million to Abbas while starving Hamas and most Palestinians. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Moses spoke the truth (Genesis 3:15). So did Louis Marshall when he stated, "Zionism is but an incident of a far reaching plan, It is merely a convenient peg on which to hang a powerful weapon".
"Israel is engulfed once more with righteous fury that translates into destructive policies in the Gaza Strip. This appalling self-justification for the inhumanity and impunity is not just annoying, it is a subject worth dwelling on, if one wants to understand the international immunity for the massacre that rages on in Gaza. It is based first and foremost on sheer lies transmitted with a newspeak reminiscent of darker days in 1930s Europe. Every half an hour a news bulletin on the radio and television describes the victims of Gaza as terrorists and Israel's massive killings of them as an act of self-defence (Ilan Pappe, January 3, 2009).
The Mystery of Divine Government
Genesis 2:16-17, "The Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die".
John 6:63, "It is the Spirit that makes alive, the flesh is of no avail; the Words I have spoken to you are Spirit [in a form you can receive by faith], and they are eternal Life." But the man forsook the obedience of faith, thus:
Galatians 3:22, "The Scripture has all men imprisoned under sin, so that the promise might be given to them that believe by faith in Jesus Christ".
The Divine government will be inspired government by agreement of faith, not by Law. "The Law is not made for an honest man but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for sodomites, kidnapers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine." The Divine government is for a justified people living in a just world. We will have a foretaste of Divine government when we exercise the 'third pull' in the manifestation of the Sons of God. "And it shall come to pass that before they call I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear" (John 17:21-26; Isaiah 65:24).
Paul was the prophet to whom God revealed the New Testament; everything Paul enjoined is based solidly on the Law of Moses and the Old Testament prophets, magnified and written by revelation in fleshy tables of the heart. Paul challenged his critics, "If anyone ever had reason to hope that he could save himself, it would be I. If others could be saved by what they are, certainly I could: circumcised the eighth day, not a so-called Jew but a blood Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, persecuting the Church; as to righteousness under the Law, blameless. But all these things that I once thought eminently worthwhile I regard as excrement in order that I may put my trust and hope in Christ" (Philippians 3:4-8).
Anyone who is impersonating elements of the Law—such as sabbath day observance which denies Jesus' resurrection—is condemned by God (Galatians 4:1-11; Colossians 2:8 – 3:17; Hebrews 4:1-11). The Law was given to Israel alone as a curse for no man can keep the Law and those under the Law are under sentence of death (Leviticus 18:5; Nehemiah 8:29; Galatians 3:10-12). For under the Law no one is just before God, and "the soul that sins shall surely die" (Ezekiel 18:4). Justification is by grace through faith in Adam's kinsman Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
John 8:34-36, "Everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not continue in the house forever: but the Son remains forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed".
Israel is God's servant nation, but throughout the Gentile dispensation individual Israelites have had the opportunity of becoming His Sons. Galatians 4:5, "Jesus came to purchase the freedom of those who were imprisoned as slaves under the Law so that they may be placed and recognized as God's Sons".
John 1:11-13, "Jesus came to His own nation, and Israel received Him not. But to those who did receive him and believed on His Name, He granted authority to become children of God, who owe their birth neither to human blood, nor physical urge, but to God".
But why? Because all men are "born in sin and conceived in iniquity," so no man can be justified by the works of the Law (Hebrews 10:38-39).
Remember, the Law was given to Israel alone after they had committed the unforgivable sin of despising God's grace by rejecting the Holy Spirit at Kadesh-Barnea. Instantly the names of those adults were blotted from the Book of Life, and they are lost (Numbers 13-14; Psalm 95:7-11; John 6:49; Jude 5). In face of the sure penalty that befell those who spurned God's grace, whose posterity have suffered under this curse for nigh 3,500 years, will you also despise grace? "Now that you have found God, (or rather, now that God has found you), how can it be that you want to return to the weak and beggarly elements of useless religion, as slaves once more (Deuteronomy 15:12-17)? You observe days, and months, and festivals, and years. You make me fear I have laboured over you in vain" (Galatians 4:8-11).
You should realize the Law cannot be observed outside Israel. Paul called you "Foolish!" Asking, "Who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was so graphically presented as crucified? Let me ask you one question: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith? Have you gone completely insane? If trying to obey the Law never gave you eternal Life in the first place, do you think that trying to obey it now will bring you to perfection without the Spirit" (Galatians 3:1-3)?
Isaiah 42 speaks of two servants of Jehovah, old Israel who failed Him, and new Israel, Jesus Messiah, through whom "He will magnify the Law and make it honourable"—not the Torah, whose end Messiah became when God "forgave Israel all of their trespasses, canceling the bond that stood against them with its legal demands, and took it out of the way when He nailed it to His cross" (Colossians 2:14; Matthew 5:17-48).
Jesus said it is given to us as His disciples to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven. One such mystery is the sovereignty of Divine government that has imprisoned all men in unbelief and determined Israel's Spiritual blindness during the Gentile dispensation. Romans 11:25, "Lest you Gentiles become wise according to your own conceit and boastful, I do not want you brethren to be ignorant of the mystery of the hardening and Spiritual blindness that has come over Israel with respect to the Gospel, until the full number of elect Gentiles is baptized into the Kingdom of Heaven".
The nation of Israel was blinded by the carnal interpretations of their priests and rabbis, and although God deals with Israel as a nation, and all Israel will be born-again in one day, the elect nation is restricted to 144,000 blood Israelites physically descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob because God will be honouring the Covenant He has made with the Patriarchs, not the mixed multitude who have stolen the Name and heritage of Israel for political and material advantage.
Isaiah 59:1-19 explains that it is not that the Lord is impotent and unable to come to the aid of Israel, or that he has not heard their cries, but that sin has separated the nation from God. Their hands are the hands of murderers, their fingers drip with iniquity, their lips speak lies and there is no justice in their mouths so that their inward corruption reveals itself outwardly. He compares the Israelites to poisonous serpents who produce poisonous eggs, and to spiders that draw a poisonous web from their inward corruption. Thus the works of the Israelites are positively ruinous, and deadly.
The Law has not made an unrighteous people righteous, or just in His sight. They can only be justified by grace through faith in Jesus Messiah. The folly of the nation whose Talmudic hubris claims they are their own collective Messiah will soon be manifest when thousands of them perish like dogs paying sin's price, yet fail to resurrect in order to redeem their kindred (Kethuboth 111a, note 52; Psalm 16:10; Ezekiel 5:2, 12; Zechariah 13:8-9; Revelation 9:15, 18; 16:19).
Speaking in Romans 11:26-27 of the immediate future in this day when the iniquity of the Amorites—cursed since the First Nicea Council—is full once again, and Israel enters the Blessing of Abraham's promise long held by the Church, Paul quotes from Isaiah 59:20-21: "The Redeemer shall come from Zion to those in Jacob who turn from sin, says the Lord. As for Me, this is My Covenant with them, says the Lord; My Spirit that is upon you, and My Words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed, from henceforth and for ever, says the Lord," concerning Israel's new birth by the spoken Word of their two prophets.
Isaiah 27 also deals with Israel's redemption in the day of the Lord. It describes the present gathering of worldly powers for the brief "hot stage" of World War III, which will be Ezekiel 38 and 39, at the sounding of the Great or Seventh Trumpet (Isaiah 27:13; Matthew 24:31; I Corinthians 15:52; I Thessalonians 4:16). This will call genuine sons of Israel and Judah to gather to the Land of the Covenant for their redemption—mainly from the countries of Assyria and Egypt, signified by the "fleeing serpent" or swift-flowing Tigris, the "crooked serpent" of the meandering Euphrates, and "the stream of Egypt" or Wadi el-Arish (Isaiah 11:11-16; Ezekiel 34:4, 16). However there are a great many internal enemies within Israel, imposters Isaiah calls "thorns and thistles," which, like those in church circles that "bear thorns and briars" and are presently being gathered in cults and clans such as the ecumenical and charismatic movements, and World Council of Churches ready to be burned, have no part in God's Covenant with the Fathers (Matthew 13:40-42; Hebrews 6:8).
The naming of Jacob and Israel here, as in Ezekiel 37, signifies the reunion of all twelve Tribes (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11; 19:23-24; 27:13; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 39:27; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:8; Matthew 24:31, etc). We are very close to the hour.
The greatest reproach to an Israelite is to be exiled from the land of the Covenant. Such excommunication is the most severe punishment Jehovah inflicts upon the people of Israel (Deuteronomy 4:25-40; 28:36 63-68; 29:28). With "His rough breath" of judgment He blew Israel and Judah into exile for chastisement and purification (Isaiah 27:8-9). He does not exterminate Israel as He exterminates His enemies.
This "purging of the iniquity of Jacob" will lead to the fulfillment of the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week and the birth of the nation in one day—all 144,000 of them (Daniel 9:24; Isaiah 66:8; Romans 11:26-27).
Romans 11:28-32, "As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes [that you may receive the grace of God in "the blessing of Abraham" or new birth – Genesis 28:3; Galatians 3:14]: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance," or irrevocable (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). Clearly, if the Abrahamic Covenant with Abraham's natural seed is abrogated, it is of no effect to his Spiritual Seed, and Paul's preaching is without force. As Levi was accounted as paying tithes in Abraham (Hebrews 7:9), and the elect of God are accounted as having paid sin's price in Christ on Calvary, rising justified in Him (Romans 4:25) and seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 5:13-18; Ephesians 2:6), the elect blood Israelites are partakers in the gifts of their fathers. Conversely, the non-Semitic self-styled Jews, who are unrelated to the fathers, have no part in the Covenant. All Jews who are in Adam's race and elect of God will be in the Church with all other Gentiles. Romans 9:6, "Not as though the Word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel." In other Words, only the elect of God can receive the Word of God.
"For as you Gentiles were disobedient to God in times past when the Word was revealed to you through creation (Romans 1:19-21) but have now received mercy because of Israel's disobedience: now Israel has been disobedient so that through the mercy you are presently enjoying they also may obtain mercy. [Ultimately through the apostasy of the Church]." I suspect many teachers would understand, "Now Israel has been disobedient so that through the mercy you are presently enjoying they also may obtain mercy . . . and apply Romans 11:11: "being provoked to jealousy of your faith through the mercy you have received," forgetting God deals with Israel as a nation, and only after "the full number of elect Gentiles has been baptized into Christ," confirmed by the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, Seventh Vial and Seventh Trump calling Daniel's Seventieth Week of tribulation, will Israel obtain mercy. Israel will be blind until some time beyond that point, and will be born under the revelation of her Seven Trumpet mysteries, not by Brother Branham's Message of the Seven Seals. "For God has shut up or imprisoned all men under disobedience, that He might have mercy upon all."
Romans 5:12, "Through Adam's disobedience [in taking Eve back to himself (Leviticus 21:9) thereby forfeiting his dominion to Satan] sin entered the world, and death through sin; and so death passed on to all men, because all have sinned." As all are "born in sin and conceived in iniquity," all men are shut up together under disobedience, for God is no respecter of persons in Adam's race, whether they be Israelites or Gentiles. And although God shows His mercy to "whomsoever will" in Adam's race, at least sufficient for salvation, His mercy is generally not accepted because it requires men to bring the five senses of the body—sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch; and the five senses of their mortal spirit—conscience, memory, affection, imagination and reasoning, under submission to the revealed Word of the hour, and by yielding to nature under the dominion of Satan rather than disciplining their senses to a soul united with the Word, men exclude themselves from the Kingdom, and even salvation. God is not an arbitrary judge and has placed each of Adam's descendants on the basis of free moral agency, to do or to refuse. Being omniscient He knew by foreknowledge before there was a world how each of us would choose and thereby determine our own destiny, and so each of us is predestinated (I Peter 1:2).
Peter, Paul, Jude and Brother Branham called those who have rejected the present Truth, souls imprisoned now. Like Esau, they are spiritually dead while physically alive, having crossed from mercy to judgment with no possibility of repentance because their names are blotted from the Book of Life. There are three groups of people on this earth. First are those who are elect according of God's foreknowledge. Their lives are written epistles of the Word for their day, known and read by all men, which is the Token of the Life of Christ on display. Their names were written in the Lamb's Book of Life, which is the genealogy of Jesus Christ for they are born of the spoken Word. As Attributes of the Logos they are eternal Life and can never be removed. These are the saints of the Old Testament, the New Testament Church, and 144,000 Israelite martyrs of the tribulation. These have genuine "eternal security," being sealed to the day of their physical redemption and glorification by the baptism with the Holy Ghost which is the new birth.
Secondly, various classes of the "saved" whose names remain in the Book of Life, which is the genealogy of Adam, will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment by Jesus Christ and the New Testament saints (I Corinthians 6:2). These include the foolish virgin, who are justified and sanctified, but not born-again. It is possible for one to be justified and not sanctified, sanctified without being justified, and both justified and sanctified and ultimately lost. Being foolish these virgin are not born-again either because they were slothful, and having neglected to "search the Scriptures daily, proving all things personally, and holding fast that which is good" received a second-hand religion from Brother Anthony or their pastor. Or perhaps their pastor is a good man who believes the "letter" of the Prophet's Message without a revelation of what it means, and the "foolish" virgin, "ever learning—to say what the tapes say—are never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth" (II Timothy 3:7).
Others of Adam's race who will be among the "saved" include live-born children who die before the age of accountability. Still-born or aborted children were never on the Book of Life because in order to be a human one must possess a body, mortal spirit and a soul, and they were never more than a body. Israelites martyred for their testimony of Mosaic faith under the Fifth Seal from Pentecost to the close of the Gentile dispensation will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment although they did not believe Jesus was the Messiah (Revelation 6:9-11). Even heathens whose moral principles cause them to prefer martyrdom to accepting the mark of the Beast in their forehead, which is Rome's trinitarian dogma, or the mark in the hand, which signifies doing the bidding of Roman and her (once) Protestant or US image. Those who have been good and kind to the Bride will also be among the "saved" (Revelation 13:15-18; Matthew 25:31-46).
Thirdly are those of Adam's race whose names have been removed from the Book of Life. These people are lost together with Cain's descendants, whose names have never been in the Book of Life since they are not in Adam's race. These are born lost since Jesus Messiah is the last Adam, He is not the last Cain.
Galatians 3:15-24, "Speaking in terms of human relationships, no one annuls a person's last will, or adds to it once it has been ratified. Now the promises were made to Abraham and his Seed singular. It does not say, And to seeds, plural; but refers to one, And to your Seed, which is Christ. This is the point: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, cannot invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to annul the promise. If the inheritance is by the Law, then it is no longer by promise: but God has given it to Abraham through a promise."
"Why then was the Law given? It was added because of transgressions, [to show sins in their true light], until the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and the Law was ordained through angels by means of a mediator. Now a mediator does not appertain to one party acting alone, and concerning the unconditional promise, God is one party who stood and acted alone and used no mediator".
So in delivering the curse of the Law, which is conditional, Moses was a mediator between two parties—God and Israel, but the promise was without a mediator. And in this present holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal feast, Christ's Bride is without a Mediator and must stand alone on her faith in the promise, and speak the Word in the manifestation of the Sons of God, to put on grace for translation faith.
"Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not: for if a law had been given which could make alive, righteousness would proceed from it with the same effect as the promise, and then righteousness would be by the Law. But the Scriptures insist we are all sin's prisoners, and the power to give life was denied the Law so that the promise of escape is given only to those who believe by faith in Jesus Christ."
The Law is itself righteous, but its function is to expose sin and condemn the guilty to imprisonment unto death with no power of reprieve. The Law can sanctify those who abide in it, but this is by merit of works and has no power to make men just, because justification is a free gift of God by grace through faith alone (Romans 5). Therefore those without faith remain sinners, shut up under the dominion of sin unto death which is the curse brought upon all men who are without Christ, and those trying to obtain righteousness by observing the works of the Law are doing despite to faith.
"But before faith came, we were confined under the Law, kept under constraint until the faith should be revealed, so that the Law served as our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, in order that we might be justified by faith." The Law was given only until such time as the Seed should come to whom it was promised. And the objective of "shutting up" all men under sin in consequence of which the Law could not make alive was so that the promise should be given by faith to this Seed as the firstfruit of promise since the promise was only to Jesus Christ and to others through Him as their kinsman Redeemer (I Corinthians 15:20, 23; Colossians 1:18; Galatians 3:16; Hebrews 2:10). So the inheritance is now attainable for sinful men by grace, but only through justification by faith in Jesus Christ.
God is sovereign. His Divine government is administered by grace through faith to Sons who know the mind of the Lord so "that before we call, He will answer; and while we are yet speaking, He will hear". nl563.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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