Thursday, July 30, 2009


Bible Believers' Newsletter #592
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660

We welcome you to fellowship once again in the mighty Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We have previously reported on Brother John Wilson's crusade against corruption. Once again he has been incarcerated by the MoneyPower who control the world. Please remember him in prayer, asking God to uphold and use him for His glory.

Getting the sheep into the slaughter pen is a task Satan's useful idiots have been working at for six thousand years. Their methods include unbelief, ridicule, ostracism and manipulation by fear. Some notable psyops include the cold war, polio, Y2K, SARS, avian flu, swine flu, AIDS, hole in the ozone layer, Moon landing, global warming, nuclear winter, CO2 in the atmosphere, vaccination, Nazism, Communism, fractional reserve banking, inflation, recession, depression, financial crisis, "danger" of protectionism, peak oil, 9/11, 7/7, Port Arthur and many other massacres, bombings, holocausts, WMD in Iraq, pretence of a nuclear Iran, police thuggery, judicial corruption, assassination, military adventure and constant propaganda spread by alien-controlled media, entertainment and education to manipulate the perception of the non-thinking masses.

Throughout this unconscious-obedience training the sheep are being sheared by the banksters while their freedom of being, thought and expression is clipped by increasingly restrictive and draconian legislation under the puppet governments of our captive nations. Fortunately Christians only live once under the dominion of the god of this evil age.

Too many of us gain only an intellectual understanding of the present Truth, because we skim through the Newsletter and rest upon reasoning without following the links to the full story and proving all references in our main article. Please make your calling and election sure. Jesus promised, "The Truth shall make you free".

We invite you to welcome our guest contributor, Brother Boyd Reneau who has written on "Restoration," comparing the present Truth, with Scriptural shadows and types from the past. We appreciate Brother Boyd's depth of study, Biblical knowledge and clear revelation. I know you will blessed by his offering.

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


Swine Flu: What I Believe
July 22, 2009 – "I believe one of the goals of the swine flu vaccine is depopulation. Perhaps it is the goal of a swine flu epidemic as well, whether bio-warfare or hype around a flu season".

These days, I keep remembering my sense of urgency leaving the Bush Administration in 1991. . . As my efforts to find ways of reengineering government investment in communities failed to win political support, Washington and Wall Street moved forward with a debt bubble and globalization that was horrifying in its implications for humanity. Overwhelmed by what was happening, I estimated the end result. My simple calculations guessed that we were going to achieve economic sustainability on Earth by depopulating down to a population of approximately 500 million people from our then current global population of 6 billion. . . To me, we had to have radical change in how we governed resources or depopulate. It was a mathematical result. . . Sir James Goldsmith had warned of the consequences of GATT in 1994. He described the process under way, involving the loss of land and livelihood for 3 billion people, ". . .This is the establishment against the rest of society".

As trillions of dollars were shifted out of America by legal and illegal means to reinvest in Asia and emerging markets and to build a global military empire, we left a sovereign nation economic model behind. Finally, the expense and corruption of empire resulted in bailouts of $12-14 trillion, delivering a new financial war chest to the people leading the financial engineering. Now we have exploding unemployment, an exploding federal deficit, an Inspector General for the TARP bailout program predicting that the ultimate bailout cost could rise to $23.7 trillion and a Congressional Budget Director who is concluding that we can no longer afford the social safety net.

That is, unless you change the actuarial assumptions in the budget—like life expectancy. Lowering immune systems and increasing toxicity levels combined with poor food, water and terrorizing stress will help do the trick. Review the history of vaccines rushed into production without proper testing and peer review - it is clear about the potential side effects. In addition, a plague can so frighten and help control people that they will accept the end of their current benefits (and the resulting implications to life expectancy) without objection. And a plague with proper planning can be highly profitable. Whatever the truth of what swine flu and related vaccines are, it can be used as a way to keep control in a situation that is quickly shifting out of control.

In short, an epidemic can be used to offset the inflation of capital with increasing deflation of the value and income of labor and continual demand destruction. It is a great deal of time and money spent on something that will not help build a real economy. The disinformation and control opportunities are profound. They keep the slow burn going. It is the next, meaner face of "the establishment against the rest of society". . . Full story: Catherine Austin Fitts, (former Managing Director, Dillon Read &Co. Inc., Former Assistant Secretary of Housing, Federal Housing Commissioner, under President, George Herbert Walker Bush).

Comment: On July 13, a World Health Organization Global Alert headlined, "WHO Recommendations on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Vaccinations" suggests that universally mandated [vaccinations] are coming. It stated that on July 7, the pharmaceutical industry-dominated Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization held an "extraordinary meeting in Geneva to discuss issues and make recommendations related to vaccine for the pandemic (H1N1) 2009."

There is no pandemic. Yet WHO said the virus "is considered unstoppable," . . . "new technologies are involved in the production of some pandemic vaccines, which have not yet been extensively evaluated for their safety in certain population groups. . ." WHO "recommendations" are binding on all 194 member countries in case a pandemic emergency is declared under the 2005 International Health Regulations Act and April 2009 WHO pandemic plan.

It's crucial to understand that these vaccines are experimental, untested, toxic and extremely dangerous to the human immune system. They contain squalene-based adjuvants that cause a host of annoying to life-threatening autoimmune diseases. They must be avoided, even if mandated. . . Full story:


WHO will be Killing You?
July 25, 2009 – World Health Organization Facts & Rumors:

1. An "informal" [i.e. illegal] clinical trial of the Avian Flu vaccine on about 200 Polish vagrants resulted in 11 immediate deaths and an additional set of 20 later deaths (approximately 15% of the test population). The doctors and nurses involved were charged with murder (Fact. 2008).

2. Approximately 3.500 Chinese children died in an Avian Flu vaccine experiment (Rumor, 2008).

3. The Philippine High Court convicted WHO of involuntarily sterilizing over 3 million Philippine women through the use of vaccines (Fact).

4. The WHO in 1985 documented that one of it's primary goals for the use of a sterility vaccine disguised as a smallpox vaccine was to "eliminate 150 million excess Sub-Saharan Africans" (Fact, 1985-ongoing).

5. The WHO 5-shot vaccine programs for tetanus in third world countries in South and Central America caused the involuntary sterilization of millions of women (Fact, ongoing).

6. Monsanto's MON 810 corn causes sterility according to studies published by the Austrian Government (Fact, 2009). . . Full story:

Comment: The oral Sabin Polio vaccination of the WHO is killing African children by the thousand ( See Protocol 10:20.


The Dark Years are Here
July 14, 2009 – Starting in the next 6 months and culminating in 2011-12 the world will experience a series of tumultuous events which will be life changing for most people in the world. But 2011-12 will not be the beginning of an upturn in the world economy but instead the start of a long period of economic, political and social upheaval that could last for a couple of decades. . .

Empires are built on theft pillage, slave labour and finally money printing. . . The US dollar became the reserve currency of the world when the US was strong economically. But as the US economy started to weaken in the 1960-70’s the US government found a much better method for maintaining a strong economy. It started to print paper that it sold to other nations or exchanged for goods and services. For almost 50 years this has been the most clever way ever devised of maintaining the living standards of an economically deteriorating nation without even having to spend any resources on building an empire. It is a Ponzi scheme . . . Every single sector of the real economy is deteriorating whether it is production, unemployment, corporate profits, real estate, credit defaults, construction, federal deficits, local government and state deficits etc. And what is the government doing about it. They are doing the only thing they know which is to print more money. This is total lunacy! How can any intelligent person believe that printed pieces of paper can solve an economic catastrophe? . . Full story:


Rule by Fear or Rule by Law?
February 4, 2008 – Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the federal government has assumed the authority to institute martial law, arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and noncitizen alike), and detain people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of "an emergency influx of immigrants in the US, or to support the rapid development of new programs".

Beginning in 1999, (three years before 9/11, showing the continuity of leadership behind the Clinton, George II, and Sotero administrations – Ed), the government has entered into a series of single-bid contracts with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United States. The government has also contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars, some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly to transport detainees. (See photograph).

According to diplomat and author Peter Dale Scott, the KBR contract is part of a Homeland Security plan titled ENDGAME, which sets as its goal the removal of "all removable aliens" and "potential terrorists". . . Full story: San Francisco Chronicle p. B - 7.

Comment: Is this what happens to recalcitrants who refuse their 'flu shot?


Brother John Wilson is in Silverwater Jail!!!!!!
For over a decade, subscriber Dr. John Wilson has taken court action seeking to have judges, government and banks obey the law. As his Website explains:

"The banks have corrupted parliaments and courts in order to achieve their seemingly invincible position. Through the parliaments, banks have set in place legislation which forms the blue print and provides the means to realize their goal.

However, such legislation can only be enforced through the courts where, if justice were to prevail, bad laws would be vetoed and rejected in fair trials or tribunals. That is why the banks have to have dominance over the courts. They do this by firstly controlling the judges and secondly eliminating juries—thereby removing any possibility that the judges may "do right" or that the people may exercise their will.

But there is a chink in the banks' armour—an Achilles' heel. There is a way to smash the banks by proclaiming a simple truth which the banks have swept aside in the implementation of their practice of issuing loan contracts.

The truth is in the meaning of the word, "variable," as found in the Oxford English Dictionary. "Variable" means "uncertain" and "certain" means "not variable." For contracts to be valid under the common law, there must be "certainty of terms" as an essential element. Therefore, all loan contracts in which the banks have incorporated variable interest rates are invalid. Those loans are illegal and the banks are common law criminals.

The judges know this and are concealing this serious offence. This website RightsandWrong, exposes the incompetence, corruption and treachery in the judiciary.

Magna Carta says, "To no one will we sell, to no one will we deny or delay, Right or Justice." Unless the banks can be defeated, such noble principles are gone and the people, having no rights, are merely slaves".

The other day I received the following information by email:

Police came to arrest John on Thursday July 16, the first officer went away after John asked to see a warrant and told him he was trespassing. The police replied, "We don't need a warrant we are the police." A couple of hours later they came back in force. As John was videoing the goings on, they started on the screen door with a crowbar, after damaging the screen door and going to start on the main door, John told them to hold off and he will open the door, he put the camera down and opened the door, they proceeded to attack him, they had him on the ground, one had him in a head lock another jumped on his back and had his knees compressing his chest so he could hardly breath, John said that he thought that he was going to die, the policeman on top of him said, "That will teach you." Photo shows John Wilson's graffiti on his former dental surgery.

And all this without a warrant and no charge. Are they acting under a new law??? The Mental Health Act?. . . so they put him in Silverwater Jail, the hearing is set down for the August 26, and to keep him out of circulation they are going to hear it with a camera link-up with Silverwater Jail, they won't let him have any paperwork to defend himself in court. How is that for a totalitarian police State!!! John has applied for bail, but he thinks that since they want him out of harm's way the chances of getting bail are slim, beside the fact that the Police are acting like terrorists, breaking every law that you can think of, trespass, break and enter, assault, robbery, (they stole his camera with all the evidence).

Since John will be out of action until at least the August 26 for any updates email John Bauskis. John has asked me to try and organize a peaceful protest at Parramatta Local Court on August 26, all carrying the Australian flag, and wearing tee shirts with "Trial by Jury is Democracy" or appropriate slogan, now this is our last chance to fight for our Rights.
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Comment: Hebrews 11:3, "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear".

God's Word is Spirit in a form we can receive by faith (revelation). We are born-again through a clear understanding of His unchanging Word for the hour in which we live, what Peter called "the present Truth." We are commanded to "walk in the Light He is fulfilling now," not to impersonate the Word for a day gone by. God is only writing letters of the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now."

Intentional corruption of language, whether it be the Word of God or the words or men is deceit and fraud. Incarnate in the man-like creature called the Serpent, Satan beguiled and vicariously seduced Eve by subterfuge, misquoting God by adding one word, "surely," enticing her to reason against faith. Those who pervert language, be they judges, legislators, or banksters establish the Words of Jesus Messiah, "You are of your father the Devil, and love to practice his evil desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and a hater of truth, because there is not one iota of truth in him. When he lies, he expresses his nature: for he is a liar and the father of lies".


European Court Ruling spells an End to Water Fluoridation.
May 10, 2009 – Fluoridated water must be treated as a medicine, and cannot be used to prepare foods. That is the decision of the European Court of Justice, in a landmark case dealing with the classification and regulation of 'functional drinks' in member states of the European Community. (HLH Warenvertriebs and Orthica (Joined Cases C-211/03, C-299/03, C-316/03 and C-318/03) 9 June 2005).

Functional drinks are those products that have two different purposes—for example, nutrition and exerting a positive effect on some medical condition. They include 'near-water drinks with added minerals' and, in view of the properties claimed for fluoridated water by fluoride advocates, it must be classified as a 'funtional food', and therefore falls within the scope of the relevant legislation.

The Court ruled that, where two different sets of rules appear to apply to a product, medicinal legislation must take precedent, and the product must be regulated as a medicine. It emphasised that medicines regulators in member states do not have the power to exercise discretion on the classification of such dual-function products. The repeated refusal of the British and Irish Regulators to recognise fluoridated water as a medicinal product is therefore an unlawful misuse of their powers, and one that requires immediate reversal.

But the ruling also has an equally profound implication for export trade in processed foods and drinks. The Court stated that even if a functional food product (or a food containing it) is legally marketed as a food in one member state, it cannot be exported to any other member state unless it has a medicinal licence. So any company making a consumable product using fluoridated water in its preparation or as an ingredient cannot now export that product to any other state in the EC, even if their product is permitted in their home state.

The economic implications are enormous. Not only does the ruling ban the use of fluoridated water for all retail catering and wholesale food processing in the UK and Ireland, it also prohibits such trade from these states to other member states of the EC.

But it goes much further than even this, because if British and Irish processed foods from fluoridated areas cannot be exported to the EC, this prohibition must also apply to the importing of such products into EC member states from any other country that practices water fluoridation. The decision effectively bans all processed food products from countries such as the USA, Australia and New Zealand, unless they can be positively proven to have been prepared using only water that was not fluoridated. Full story:


Worst Case Scenario
July 21, 2009 – The torture debate in America got real three weeks ago. . . the whole nature of the torture debate changed irrevocably when an American soldier from Idaho named Bowe Bergdahl somehow fell into the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan. . .

If the Taliban decide Bergdahl has information they want, they can waterboard him until he talks. They can compress his body and cover him with insects, they can rob him of sleep and deny him food, they can beat him and slather his body with his own waste, they can shove sticks into his rectum, they can rape him, and they can murder him. They can hand him over to representatives of another government and have him whisked away to some far-flung dungeon where "enhanced interrogation" has an even darker and more savage definition. For sure, they can deny him due process of any kind and never, ever, ever, ever let him go home again. . .

[The apostate USSA] set the table in such a way that torture is a positive action that saves lives, but videotapes are right out? . . . every American so-called Christian who has defended the practice [of torture] can appreciate the lesson: we reap what we sow. Full story:


By Brother Boyd Reneau

David, a man after God's own heart who would fulfill all His will, was Israel's second king but God's first choice as shepherd of His people Israel. David was so dearly beloved that Messiah's millennial title is Son of David. Saul the son of Kish, chosen by the people as their first king, symbolized many of the kings who would follow in unbelief and disobedience to the Word of the Lord. King Solomon, David's own son through Bathsheba, though wise and great in many respects, and to whom God twice appeared, provoked the Lord to anger with his many strange (Heb. 'nokriy' or Serpent's seed) women and the high places he built to their heathen gods, assuring judgment upon Israel. But because of His great love for David, God promised He would rend Israel in two after Solomon's reign and preserve Judah to fulfil the Messianic prophecies (Genesis 49:10; Numbers 24:17). So it was that in the days when Solomon's son Rehoboam was Judah's king the Word of the Lord came to pass (I Kings 11:9-11).

The ten northern tribes of Israel rebelled against the House of David and made Jeroboam their king. Fearing his kingdom would re-unite with Rehoboam if they went up to sacrifice at the House of the Lord in Jerusalem, Jeroboam took counsel and made two golden calves which he set up for the people to worship. One at Dan in the far north and the other at Bethel in the south a mere 12 miles from Jerusalem. And it became a great sin, for the people worshipped the idols at these two places, moving God to anger against them (I Kings 12:25-33).

II Kings continues the denunciation of its leaders and the recital of Israel's demise begun in I Kings. God judged and gave Israel over to the Assyrians because of their persistent idolatrous worship (II Kings 17:21-22; Trinitarianism). Judah would subsequently suffer judgment at the hands of God, exiled to Babylon because she did not learn from Israel's error but followed the sins of Manasseh whose reign epitomized the wickedness of Judah's kings (II Kings 21:1-16; Jeremiah 3; Ezekiel 23). And although Josiah was a good king whose reign saw the revival of Mosaic worship, it was not sufficient to turn away God's wrath. The basis of God's judgment was the Mosaic Covenant as described in Deuteronomy.

Many of the kings fell far short of the glory and the precepts of the Word and led their nation in rebellion against the Lord. Because Israel broke the Law by worshipping at the high places of the heathens; God called upon mount Ebal to testify against them; thus putting into motion the curses of the Covenant (Deuteronomy 27:13-26; 28:15-68). There is a recurring theme of divine judgment because people fail to see the severity with which God deals with disobedience.

As William Branham the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 said, "God always sends warning before judgment," as we see repeatedly in the history of Israel. God's prophets solemnly warned the nation and urged them to repentance, and the judgments were withheld in short periods of contrition or carried out "according to the Word of the Lord" when repentance was not forthcoming. Seeking to save His people, God demonstrated His sovereign might and power by granting victory to a foreign nation in order to chastise them with a view to correction, and by the establishment or overthrow of their king.

The twenty-two year reign of Ahab and his wicked wife Jezebel was an exceptionally dark period in which Israel's spiritual life plunged to new depths. In this crisis God sent Elijah the Tishbite. His ministry had a profound effect on Israel and his many miracles honoured and glorified the Lord, confirming Jehovah alone was God in Israel. He restored the nation to God and to the Covenant they had offended. Such seminal episodes in the Old Testament become shadows and types of future events to take place in the New. Elijah's ministry of restoration was a perfect shadow of what has transpired in our day and set the type for the great restoration of the elect Israelites at the end time (Malachi 4:5-6; Acts 3:19-23).

In I Kings 17:1 Elijah told Ahab "As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there will be neither dew nor rain these years except by My word." The drought came to pass as prophesied and Elijah turned eastward to a brook Cherith where ravens brought him bread and meat morning and evening until the brook dried up. After this God told him to go to Zarephath "For I have commanded a widow there to sustain you." At the gate of the city he met the woman gathering sticks and called her to fetch him a drink of water. But as she was going to get the water he added, "And please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand." She replied, "As the Lord your God lives, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and see, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and prepare it for me and my son, that we may eat it and die. And Elijah said to her, Fear not, go and do as you have said: but first bake me a little cake, and bring it to me, and after bake for yourself and your son. For THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, the barrel of meal shall not be spent, and the cruse of oil shall not fail until the Lord sends rain upon the earth" (I Kings 17:8-14).

What a situation confronted this widow; she was gathering two sticks symbolic of the cross, to prepare one last meal for she and her son before they starve, but this man told her to make him a cake first, then bake for herself and her son. O how God makes demands of us when it looks humanly impossible. But subscribers to Bible Believers' Newsletters are admonished and know the importance of "Saying the right thing to God." She never expressed dismay at the inconsiderate nature of his request; nor asked why his church was not leading the relief operation. No such thing, because in her heart she was perhaps thinking, "Sir, I perceive you are a prophet," whereas he knew Something had struck her heart and that she was the woman of whom the Lord had spoken, for as she turned in obedience to make that little cake for Elijah, "THUS SAITH THE LORD" thundered forth and the 'third pull' sustained the widow, Elijah and her house for three and a half years.

Great things happen when we are certain of God, put Him first, endure hardship as a good soldier of Christ, and wait until He provides for our need. Yet the creation of the meal and oil was not the only miracle that widow witnessed. When her son became sick and died she took him to Elijah, who stretched himself three times upon the child and cried unto the Lord that the soul of the child would come into him again. The Lord heard his prayer and the child was restored to life much to the rejoicing of his mother, who acknowledged, "the Word of the Lord in the prophet's mouth is truth. And after many days, the Word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year saying, Go show yourself to Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth" (I Kings 18:1).

Throughout the land the impact of the drought was severe. So serious was the shortage of feed for the livestock that besides his honoured servant Obadiah, the king himself also searched for pasture in hopes they would not lose all the horses and mules (I Kings 18:5-6). They went their separate ways and Obadiah encountered Elijah. From their exchange we learn Ahab was intent on capturing and slaying Elijah. Not only had he searched throughout the land of Israel, he had pressed the neighboring kingdoms to extradite Elijah should he be found within their borders; and when they said, "He is not here," he bound the kingdom under oath that they had found no trace of him living (I Kings 18:10). But Obadiah was instructed, "Go tell Ahab, Behold Elijah is here".

Though King Ahab may have been fuming, he could not touch Elijah; nor could he intimidate the prophet with his, "Are you the one who troubles Israel?" Calmly and resolutely Elijah said, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house in that you have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and have followed Baalim".

In calling for a drought throughout the land, it was the Lord who had inspired the Word as judgment on apostate Israel. In Leviticus 26:1-5, 18-19, God told the people "You shall make no idols nor graven images, neither rear up a standing image, neither shall you set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God."

"If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and do them; then I will give you rain in due season; your land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing season will extend until the vintage season, and the vintage season will extend until the sowing season, so you will eat your bread to the full, and dwell safely in your land. And if you will not listen to Me, then I will punish you sevenfold more for your sins . . . I will make your heaven as iron and your earth as brass".

Ahab was so mired in sin he could not see this severe drought was God's response to his wrongdoing and the wickedness of his wife in leading Israel to serve false gods and bow before idols. Elijah however issued a challenge to Ahab: "Now therefore send and gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, and the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of the groves who eat at Jezebel's table" (I Kings 18:19). The nation was to be confronted with its sin a trial that would vindicate the righteous, condemn the guilty and turn an estranged people back to their God. The altar on which Israel had formerly offered to God had been torn down, but the stones remained. So Ahab sent messengers to all Israel and he assembled the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel.

Elijah demanded of the people, "How long do you halt between two opinions? If the Lord is the true God, then follow Him, but if Baal is, follow him!" The people answered not a word so it is not hard to discern their culpability. Then Elijah said, "I am the only prophet of the Lord who is left, but the prophets of Baal number four hundred and fifty. Let them provide two bulls for us, then let them choose one of the bulls for themselves, cut it up, lay it on the wood, but set no fire to it. I will do the same to the other bull and place it on the wood, but I will not set it on fire. Then you will invoke the name of your god, and I will invoke the Name of the Lord. The god who answers with fire, he will be the true God." The people liked the challenge and all responded, "This is well spoken."

The drama of the great mount Carmel showdown heightened as the false prophets invoked the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, "O Baal, hear us." But there was no sound or response as they danced about the altar they had made. Then at noon Elijah mocked them (I love this brother, sister—he mocked them)! "Yell louder. After all he is a god; either he is talking, or he is taking a trip. Perhaps he is sleeping and needs to be awakened." So they yelled louder and mutilated themselves with swords and spears until their bodies were covered with blood. Throughout the afternoon they were in an ecstatic frenzy, but there was no sound, no answer, and NO response".

Such taunting must have infuriated those prophets, who received no response from their god. Elijah's mocking was intolerable, but if their god had power to create lightning and thunder, he could readily send fire to consume their bullock. These charismatic preachers, teachers and prophets, were exhausted from dancing, hoarse from shouting and speaking in tongues, and cut and bloodied all over from their desperate but futile attempt to solicit an "amen," or even a puff of smoke from their god. "They prophesied until the time of the evening sacrifice, [about three in the afternoon]. But still there was no voice; nor any answer, nor any recognition".

In His magnificent and royal dignity, God instructed His prophet to rebuild the altar. Elijah bade all the people to approach him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord that had been torn down. He took twelve stones corresponding to the twelve tribes of Israel, not ten stones representing the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom, but all twelve emblematic of Israel's revival. Although the nation was then divided, Elijah looked to the time following the Gentile dispensation when the nation will be re-united (Ezekiel 37), and with those twelve stones he "built an altar in the Name of the Lord." Then he instructed his helpers to dig a trench around the altar. He set the wood in order, cut the bullock in pieces and laid them on the wood, and commanded four barrels to be filled with water and poured on the offering and on the wood; not once, not twice, but three times, until the trench was filled. The people as it were held their breath.

"Then, at the time of the evening sacrifice, Elijah approached the altar and offered a simple but profound prayer: "O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your Word. Hear me, O Lord, and answer me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God and that You have turned their heart back again. Then fire from the Lord fell from the sky and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood, the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw this, they fell face down to the ground and said, "The Lord is the true God! The Lord is the true God!" Then Elijah, seizing the moment to offer a 'cherem' sacrifice, told the people: "Take the prophets of Baal! Let not even one of them escape!" So they took them, and Elijah led them down to the Kishon Valley and executed them" (I Kings 18:36-39).

Elijah did not pray for the king to repent, but "that this people will know that You are the Lord God who has turned their hearts back toward Him." The showdown was over. God had won. Elijah was His vindicated Word Prophet. The people fell on their faces and worshipped, acknowledging, "The Lord is the true God! The Lord is the true God!"

Then when Ahab went up to eat and drink Elijah went up to pray. His prayer for rain—unlike his prayer before all Israel—was private, on the top of Mount Carmel with his face between his knees. Elijah ordered his servant to look toward the sea, to see if the rain was yet coming. Six times the servant was sent to look, only to return as there was no rain in sight. Then the seventh time he announced a small cloud the size of a man's fist emerge from the sea which Elijah recognized as the first-fruit of an abundant rain from God.

It is important to note that Israel's sin invoked divine judgment—God ceased to give rain. Elijah was instructed to announce this to Ahab before the drought began (I Kings 17:1). But when God commanded Elijah to appear before Ahab in chapter 18, He says nothing of the rain until after the confrontation on Mount Carmel; after Israel's heart has been turned back in allegiance to God; after the nation proclaimed the Lord to be God, and after the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal had been slain. Not until then did Elijah declare that the Lord will send rain. God is sovereign, He will only withdraw the drought after Israel has repented and burnt all bridges to retreat. The confrontation on Mount Carmel was designed to turn Israel away from her idolatry and back to God in order that He might restore His Covenant blessings.

There is one more thing we would like to mention before typing Elijah's ministry to our day and that is the final scene of his supernatural catching up to heaven in a whirlwind. A truly dramatic end to an exceptional service on earth. II Kings 2:1-15, "When the Lord was about to take Elijah up into heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha left Gilgal. Elijah appealed to Elisha, stay on here, for the Lord has sent me to Bethel. But Elisha said, As sure as the Lord lives and you live, I will not leave you. So they went on to Bethel".

Elijah revealed that the Lord had also sent him to Jericho and finally to Jordan and told Elisha not to follow him, but Elisha insisted "As the Lord lives and you live, I will not leave you." When they reached the Jordan Elijah took his mantle and struck the waters, and much to the amazement of the sons of the prophets who followed afar off, the river parted and they both went over on dry ground. Then the great prophet bade the one anointed in his room to ask a petition of him. Elisha asked for a double portion of the Spirit that was upon Elijah. Elijah said it was a hard thing he asked, "nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so".

Gilgal, which means "rolling," was the first camp of Israel east of Jordan. Here Joshua set up twelve stones from the dry river bed as a memorial after their miraculous crossing the river on dry land (Joshua 4:19-20); and here all males born in the wilderness were circumcised preparatory to their possession of the land. And Lord said to Joshua, "This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you," and they kept the Passover at Gilgal which became a campaign base for the conquest of Jericho and for several other military expeditions against the inhabitants of the lands Joshua conquered. Here Messiah, the Captain of the Host of the Lord, met Joshua who worshipped Him, and after its daily compass of Jericho the Ark of the Covenant returned to Gilgal.

Bethel, which means "the House of God and the gate of heaven," was where the Patriarch Jacob dreamt of a ladder standing on the earth whose top reached to heaven and the angels of God ascending and descending on it. At the top of the ladder stood the Lord Jehovah in His descent incarnate as "the beginning of the creation of God," the virgin-born flesh of the seed of Jacob. Here at Bethel God promised that He would give the land to Jacob and his seed which would be as the sand of the earth, "and in your Seed [who is Jesus Messiah] will all families of the earth be blessed. And here Jacob vowed he would surely give a tithe to the Lord" (Genesis 28:10-22).

Jericho, presented formidable opposition as a city fortified behind walls of unrighteousness. Its defeat was accomplished by the Word of the Lord, which commanded Joshua to have all the men of war compass the city once, for six days, and in a quick march seven times on the seventh day in which the priests would blow with their trumpets. And when they made a long blast with the ram's horn and the sound of the trumpet was heard, Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the walls fell down flat and the city was taken. Doesn't this bring to mind all those great stories and epic events we have read in the Bible?

Jordan was the scene of several miracles. Elisha would perform two miracles there. He healed Naaman by having him dip seven times in its waters, and he made an iron axe head borrowed by one of the "sons of the prophets" swim to a piece of wood he cast into the water (II Kings 5:14; 6:6). The third "Elijah," John the Baptist, baptized unto repentance in the Jordan and washed the sacrificial Lamb of God before He was offered in order "to fulfill all righteousness," then in a vision he saw the heavens open and the Spirit of God in the form of a dove descend and rest on the Lamb. And when Jesus' enemies sought to capture him, He took refuge in Bethabara at Jordan where He had been baptized (John 10:39-40). Jordan signifies separation or death (to self), so before his catching away, God lead Elijah through these stations of Israel's conquest.

There on the other side of Jordan the Shekinah in the form of a chariot of Fire and horses of Fire parted them and Elijah was taken up into heaven by a whirlwind. Elisha saw it and cried, "My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof. He rent his own clothes in two and took up Elijah's mantle which fell as he was taken up. Taking the mantle of Elijah, he smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he had smitten the waters, they parted and Elisha went over." The sons of the prophets reverenced Elisha but did not perceive that a double portion of the Spirit was upon him as he had requested.

The events played out in the Old Testament days of Elijah would repeat in a nation that was her antitype, and in a world exhibiting the spirit of apostasy and idolatry evident in the days of king Ahab.

America was founded by the Pilgrim Fathers fleeing religious oppression in England to a land where they could freely serve God. The blessings of the Almighty were great; the Gospel of Jesus Christ was preached and missionaries reached out to other nations. The United States has become the greatest nation on the face of the earth, and like Solomon's Israel she became the wealthiest of nations with a governmental system and civil liberties once considered the best in the world, but as Israel had her Ahab with Jezebel behind him, America had her JFK with the Jezebel of Judaeo-Rome behind him.

The Laodicean Church Age opened with an outpouring of the Spirit in the Azusa Street Revival of 1906. God was restoring the revelation of Spiritual gifts in the Church, but as worship tended towards the gifts rather than the Giver an erroneous doctrine arose declaring, "speaking with unknown tongues is the initial evidence of the Holy Spirit or new birth." Scriptural sanctification and separation from worldly trends and pursuits gave way to an affinity to popular fashions, music, careless language and unchaste behaviour, which became inculcated into church life. Unlike the previous Church Ages that opened with the Spirit falling upon one man, the "angel" or messenger to the new dispensation, thence through a revelation of his Message to the elect of that Age, Laodicea opened with an outpouring upon all flesh, hence the appellation "Pentecost" as believers anticipated the "latter rain." However it was not until forty years after the start of Laodicea that the messenger to the Age received his Commission, and in May, 1946 spearheaded the great post war healing revivals. The "former or teaching rain" did not fall until Brother Branham received his "Elijah" anointing at the close of Laodicea to reveal the Seven Seals that restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and called the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her Protestant daughters into the unity of the faith in preparation for the "latter rain" when it falls at the end of the Gentile dispensation. The great miracles anticipated by the Laodiceans will be performed in Israel by the two Hebrew (not Jewish) prophets of Revelation 11 during the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week.

In the type, the scene in Israel opens with Elijah telling Ahab "There will be no rain these years until I call for it." Amos 8:11 gives us a clear understanding of the type of drought and famine facing the world in the time leading up to the end. "Behold the days come says the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, BUT FOR HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD."

So though the gifts of the spirit were on display, there was no Word to guide men into ALL Truth. The fact God has sent a famine is proof positive that His Word of the greater Covenant has been violated. The false doctrines of the Judeo-Roman Catholic Church and her once protestant daughters are idolized along with the gifts, and worship due God alone rendered to His Enemy. This famine is more dire than most conceive because material wealth is presumed to be God's signature of approval: material blessings have disguised Laodicean apostasy and souls are unconsciously imprisoned in denominational jail houses not knowing they will be dispossessed of all upon death. Many have blasphemed the Holy Spirit by attributing to Satan the Works of God in their midst.

In such a time God sent a gift of healing to the US and the entire world to gather the outcasts from "the highways and hedges; heal the maimed and halt," and open and turn blind eyes from spiritual darkness unto Light, and from the power of Satan unto God. This took place in the humble ministry of Brother William Branham, whom the Lord told to first "do the work of an evangelist" in order to attract believers by His miraculous works to receive the 'third pull' of his ministry, the spoken Word Message of the Seven Seals. Elijah's ministry of the supernatural in the Old Testament was truly a type of the tremendous demonstration of the Spirit in this fourth "Elijah." Even his critics such as Ern Baxter admit, "Branham never once made a mistake with the Word of knowledge in all the years I knew him" (New Wine, December 1978, p. 22).

Across denominational walls, hundreds of thousands were healed in campaigns around the world, and practically all of the "big name" gospel preachers were inspired by one of those "tent meetings." But by the jubilee of the Azusa revival in the middle of the 20th century, rather than walking in the liberty of the Spirit the Pentecostals had taken the broad road that leads to destruction, and America like Esau was in bondage, having come to the place of no more repentance. The land of the free and the home of the brave was now a scene of moral and spiritual impurity. Her federal government put God out of its judicature and bureaucracies, banned prayer in schools, sanctioned the abortion of over fifty million babies and sponsored deceptive communistic programs to destroy family values, take women out of the home, and usurp the authority of men. Hollywood's filthy "entertainment" of extreme violence, raw sex, pornography, drugs, drunkenness, fornication, devil worship and every kind of lust and unclean living has polluted the world, and that city will sink (Revelation 18:21-24). meanwhile the nation's wealth has been replaced by staggering debt of trillions of dollars.

America has religion—lots of it—but no righteousness. O they loved the healings and the miracles that took place in the ministry of God's prophet, and William Branham became a household name; but the Word he preached was too strict and offended the Laodiceans (Matthew 11:6). As in the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, men appreciated water being turned into wine, and the multiplication of loaves and fishes, but when Jesus said "Except you eat My flesh and drink My blood, you have no eternal Life," even His seventy disciples turned away. "This is a hard saying, they murmured, who can bear it."

Doctrine separates the elect from the non-elect. Hosea 6:5-6, "I hewed them by the prophets; I slew them by the Words of My mouth: and My judgment breaks forth as the light. For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings".

People do not see the parallel similitude of the Lord's great ministries past, present and future. But God had great things in store for His people. Jesus said, "I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; but unto none of them was Elijah sent, save to Serepta, a city of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow" (Luke 4:25-26).

God was sending His prophet to an elect Gentile who was a widow signifying in type that the husband or old nature over her soul was dead. Although unbelief is universal, nothing can hinder God. All the important sermons Brother Branham preached were also recorded, which was unusual in the days of primitive wire recording equipment. They constitute the great storehouse of Spiritual Food that will sustain the saints until the "latter rain". And without THIS Food, no one can be born-again in this day.

"When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue fails for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water" (Isaiah 41:17-18). Jehovah-Jireh is ever the same, He provides a way to deliver and sustain His people.

After the Laodicean Church Age ended in apostasy, the "Elijah" anointing came upon Brother Branham at the time of the evening sacrifice (Zechariah 14:7). Vatican II was in progress employing the spirit of 'ecumenism' to entice Rome's harlot daughters back to the mother church, and the anointed ones at the end time were prophesying and shouting their false doctrines like the wild frenzy at Baal's altar. Pentecostals were impersonating every gift of God's vindicated messenger, "but like Jannes and Jambres, their folly will be manifest to all men." And Satan, personified as Death, is riding His pale horse and hell follows on the broad road to perdition. Men who had no real knowledge of God would critique the prophet; noting his grammar was poor and his theology worse. Ministers on his own team have said that so long as he stayed with divine healing he was great and his ministry popular but once he began teaching and expounding what they considered unscriptural doctrines, his popularity began to decline.

"Behold, you despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you" (Acts 13:41).

In this hour of apostasy the Lord did something that brought silence in heaven (Revelation 8:1). Having veiled Himself behind His prophet He discerned the thoughts and intents of the heart, restored sight to the blind, hearing and speech to deaf mutes, healed the crippled and infirm, cast out demons and raised the dead to reveal Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Luke 17:28-30), and at the time of the evening sacrifice the Lamb loosed the Seals and opened the Book of Redemption, revealing its mystery through His servant "Elijah".

"In the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God as declared to His servants the prophets should be finished" (Revelation 10:7). His Message "finished the mystery of God" and the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form (Revelation 10:1; I Corinthians 13:10). These divinely revealed mystery-truths literally turn the heart of the children back to the faith of their apostolic fathers (Malachi 4:5-6). When the revelation of the Seven Seals called Christ's end-time Bride out of Babylon to meet the Bridegroom, the Church Age saints were made up. Brother Branham's end-time Message is Christ, whose perfect revelation will draw His Bride into the unity of the apostolic Faith. By this revelation in our hearts we crown Christ as Lord and King of kings, as we are those kings who will reign with Him on the earth.

Quoting selectively from the false Bible written by Zionist stooge Cyrus Scofield, Brother Branham declared, "The greater mysteries revealed and expounded are as follows:

1. The mystery of the Kingdom of heaven. That's the one we are talking on now, Matthew 13:3-15.

The second mystery is the mystery of Israel's blindness during this Age: Romans 11:25 with the context.

The third mystery is the mystery of the translation of the living saints at the end time of this Age: I Corinthians 15 and also Thessalonians 4:14-17.

The fourth mystery, of the New Testament church as One Body, composed of both Jews and Gentiles: Ephesians 3:1-11, Romans 16:25, and also Ephesians 6:19, Colossians 4:3.

The fifth mystery is of the church, as the Bride of Christ: Ephesians 5:28-32.

The sixth mystery is of the living Christ, same yesterday, today and forever: Galatians 2:20 and Hebrews 13:8, many places like that.

The seventh mystery is of God, even Christ, as the incarnate fullness of the Godhead, embodied in Whom all Divine wisdom and godliness is restored to man. (The eighth mystery, the mystery of the processes by which godlikeness is restored to man I Timothy 3:16, was omitted).

The ninth mystery is the mystery of iniquity found in II Thessalonians and so forth.

The tenth mystery is of the seven stars of Revelation 1:20. We just been through that. The seven stars are the seven churches, the seven messengers, and so forth.

And the eleventh mystery is mystery Babylon, the prostitute: Revelations 17:5-7.

That is some of the mysteries that this angel is supposed to wind up—ALL the mysteries of God. And the other—May I say this with reverence, and not referring to myself, but referring to the Angel of God.

The serpent's seed, that's been a hidden mystery all through the years.

The grace straightened out, not disgrace, but real true grace.

No such a thing as an eternal burning hell. You'll burn for millions of years, but anything that was eternal had never beginning or end, and hell was created—all these mysteries.

The mystery of the baptism of the Holy Ghost without sensation, but the Person of Christ performing in you the same works that He did.

The mystery of water baptism, where the extreme trinitarianism has brought it into Titles of Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and the mystery of the Godhead being fulfilled in the baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ according to the Book of the Revelation, that the church in this time was to receive. There are some of the mysteries.

The Pillar of Fire returning back. Amen. That's the thing that is supposed to take place, and we see it.

Oh, how we could go on naming the mysteries. Seeing that Pillar of Fire that led the children of Israel, the same one that struck down Saul on his road down to Damascus. And the same One, coming with the same power, doing the same things, and revealing the same Word, staying Word by Word with the Bible" (Is This the Sign of the End Sir? 31:1 – 32:4).

Few counted God faithful and believed that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Fewer still gave of their substance to his cause and fulfilled the Word He gave. But God is true and faithful and what the Locust, the cankerworm, the caterpillar and the Palmerworm had eaten, He has restored, sending the hidden manna from above.

The last sign Jesus promised we Gentiles before the end of our Dispensation was the Son of Man revealed "As it was in the days of Lot" (Luke 17:28-30). Bible students know that before the fire fell on Sodom, God veiled Himself behind the flesh of a created man, visited Abraham His elect and discerned the thoughts and intents of Sarah his wife. She was purged and their bodies renewed to receive the promised son. After two thousand years, a vindicated dispensational Word prophet has delivered the one Message ordained to cleanse, perfect and change the living saints into glorified form. As with Jezebel, the false church sought his life and will shortly pursue the true people of God wherever they are. The battle continues, and the Mount Zion showdown draws nigh between the few members of Christ Bride and the multiple millions of the World Council of Churches.

When Elijah thought he alone had survived, God said "I have reserved seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal nor kissed him." But how many really believe the revealed Word of God for this day? How many have made their calling and election sure? Ministers who were great names years ago and once supported Brother Branham have turned their backs and wrapped themselves in the Babylonish garment of Rome's trinity of false gods. Others have wives who cut their hair, wear men's attire, lead song service and even preach. Which Message were they reading or which sermons did they hear? Some ministers even host unregenerate sinners like Christ-denying non-Semitic Jewish rabbis to peddle their trash before Message believers (so-called). They count the pleasures of sin greater riches than the reward of Almighty God. Rather than receive the counsel of the Spirit to buy of Him gold tried in the purifying Fire of His righteousness, they seek the approval of men and the gold wedge of Rothschild in Lucifer's coming World Order.

Whereas the preachers and teachers of Elijah's day could not bring down fire from heaven, denominational ministers at the conference of the Greater Chicago Ministerial Association could not face Brother Branham with the Bible in that showdown or at any other time in his ministry. The Pillar of Fire accompanied the Prophet throughout his life; the Angel of God told him, "If you get the people to believe you, and be sincere when you pray, nothing shall stand before your prayers, not even cancer." On the banks of the Ohio River whilst baptizing in the presence of thousands, a Light appeared over him in the form of a star, and a Voice said, "As John the Baptist forerun the first Coming of Christ, your Message will forerun His second Coming".

In 1946 at the same hour Israel was putting forth leaves of statehood, the Angel of the Lord appeared to explain Brother Branham's unusual life and said that God had commissioned him to take a gift of healing to the world (Matthew 24:32-34). The healings and miracles of his ministry outnumber those recorded in Scripture. When confronted by a hostile Baptist minister in 1950, the Shekinah appeared as a halo over Brother Branham's head in vindication of his ministry. The Sword of the Spirit will slay the wicked and all unbelievers, whose names have been blotted from the Book of Life. The Prophet was vindicated long before his great "Elijah" ministry began. At Sunset Mountain seven angels appeared, which were the seven portions of the Spirit that anointed the Church Age messengers, making the fullness of the Spirit that would crown his prophetic ministry, for the Spirit of "Elijah" in this day is the Lord Jesus Christ.

As Elijah was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind and his mantle fell upon Elisha in token of a double portion of the Spirit, a prophecy came forth after Brother Branham had addressed a Full Gospel Business Men's breakfast in February 1961:

"Because thou has chosen the narrow path, the harder way, thou has walked of thy own choosing. Thou has picked the correct and precise decision, and it is My way. Because of this momentous decision, a huge portion of heaven awaits thee. What a glorious decision thou has made. This in itself is that which will give and make come to pass the tremendous victory in the love divine".

As heaven consists of the Word, the "huge portion of heaven" was the fullness of the Spirit to introduce the second or 'parousia' Coming of Jesus Christ, who is the fullness of the Word!

Elijah typed Christ whilst Elisha types the Bride of Christ for after Jesus was taken up into heaven His mantle of the Holy Spirit came back upon her as a double portion of the Spirit that was on Elijah fell upon Elisha. Jesus said, "He who believes on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and more than these shall he do; because I go to My Father" (John 14:12). And when the unbelieving children mocked Elisha saying, "Go up, you bald head; go up [like Elijah] you bald head," those souls in prison were removed from the Book of Life, and our ministry is largely preaching to souls in prison now. But our double portion of the Spirit is the new birth and the body change and translation without death.

Christ's end-time Bride cannot be bothered with fickle-minded denominational "sons of the prophets" who doubt the power of God supposing the Spirit of God had taken up Elijah and cast him upon some mountain or into a valley, or believe Brother Branham will resurrect and preach in a tent or fly around the world picking up the Bride for the "rapture." Such people lack rapturing faith for translation grace in this hour.

When Elisha returned from his master's translation, the men of the city besought him, saying "the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees, but the water is bad, and the ground barren. And Elisha said, bring me a new cruse and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went forth to the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said THUS SAITH THE LORD, I have healed these waters; henceforth they shall cause neither death nor miscarriage" (II Kings 2:19-21).

The waters of Life have been restored, purged of the death-bringing traditions of men to ensure we receive a live birth, receiving those "exceeding great and precious promises by which we might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that in the world through lust." The fulfillment of these promises will transport us into the sixth dimension and the Wedding Supper in the Skies where we will be reunited with the saints of all Ages crowned with the Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.

"And God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:4). nl592.htm


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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Great is the Lord, and Greatly to be Praised

Bible Believers' Newsletter #591
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.

Please welcome our guest contributor, Brother Boyd Reneau. His offering of praise in joyous worship is a fit response to our revelations on being "Predestinated unto the Adoption of Sons by Jesus Christ to Himself." Brother Boyd's previous writing was "Dystopia! Now is the Last Chance to get Your Future Right," but that was in 2005: we have had almost five years in which heed his admonition, so how many circuits of the Sun remain for God's elect—one, two, or . . . ? "To day if you will hear His Voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness".

As some of you will know, we have released a self-starting PowerPoint Presentation called "The Second Coming of Christ" illustrating Scripture God fulfilled in the ministry of William Branham (1909-1965) and explaining Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming which he introduced as John the Baptist introduced His first Coming. The Presentation incorporates film of Brother Branham's "Chicago Convention," and accessible from the same CD, the video "Footprints on the Sands of Time," plus the contents of Bible Believers' Church Website.

As subscribers zealous for the Lord and conscious of the extreme lateness of the hour will, you assist in God's harvest by helping us to reach out with this important CD before the "squeeze"? When national and world economies worsen and the prophesied depression sets in, people seeking work, food and shelter will have no chance to seek "the one thing needful." If you can send US$3.00 cash towards postage we will mail two CDs, one for you to study and copy for friends and loved ones, and one for you to pass to a minister in this Message or in the denominations. Our address is Bible Believers' Church, Currabubula, NSW 2342, Australia.

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 coming Government Debt Default
July 20. 2009 – Under the current monetary system there is no limit to how much debt a government can take on, provided that the debt is denominated in its own currency. The reason is that the central bank stands ready, willing and able to be the bond-buyer of last resort, and the central bank's pockets are infinitely deep (there is no limit to the amount of new money that the central bank can create). . . At the point where the currency has lost almost all of its purchasing power the surreptitious default would essentially be complete because any debt denominated in this currency would be almost worthless.

But . . . it could, at some stage during the process, become politically more feasible to default directly on a large chunk of the outstanding debt. The reason is that hyperinflation would destroy the economy as well as the currency, and would thus inflict large losses on almost everyone, whereas directly defaulting on the debt would only inflict large losses on the holders of government debt. In the US case it is not hard to envisage the Administration being faced in the future with the following choice: default on all Treasury debt except for the debt held by US government trust funds, or plunge into hyperinflation and wipe out the values of all bonds and all monetary savings. Given that the bulk of the aforementioned Treasury debt is held by foreign governments, a direct default will potentially be the natural choice of the politically astute. . . Full story:

Comment: Rothschild's Goldman Sachs UK is dividing £14 billion in bonuses between 29,400 staff, while Goldman Sachs US paid out an astonishing $4.7 billion in bonuses and compensation in the first three months of this year, an 18 percent increase over the first quarter of 2008. It also raised $5 billion by issuing new shares almost immediately after releasing its first- quarter results. Taken together, the numbers show that Goldman essentially borrowed a $5 billion salary payout for its executives in the middle of the global economic crisis it helped cause, using half-baked accounting to reel in investors, just months after receiving billions in a taxpayer bailout.


TARP Watchdog says Treasury lacking Bank Data
July 19, 2009 – The top watchdog over the financial bailout package said the Treasury Department is rejecting 'common sense' by not requiring banks receiving billions of dollars in government money to say how they are using the money. In a report to be released on Monday, Neil Barofsky said banks that have received money from the $700 billion bailout package passed last year are able to indicate how they are using taxpayer money and that Treasury should require banks to be more transparent. . . Full story: Bernanke does not know which foreign banks were given half a trillion! What can you expect when Michele Bachmann (R. Minn) calls the Obama administration a "total gangster government"?


The World in a Coin
This sample of the first "test" currency from the international project for a new virtual global currency, given the draft name, "United Future World Currency—Eurodollar". . . The final name and symbol for the new currency will be decided in a competition for children in 1,000 schools throughout the world . . . Although the initial aim is to unite the United States of America with the United States of Europe, it will also be open to other Countries. The first test issue:

OBVERSE the "Number 1" icon is repeated five times, representing the five continents. The border inscription reads "Unity in Diversity" and includes the first issue date of 2009.

REVERSE: the Tree of Life, with five leaves symbolizing local tree species that grow in the five continents. The border inscription reads "United Future World Currency". Full story:

Comment: Since Christ is the Tree of Life who refused to receive one world government when it was offered by Satan, who is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which tree do you believe the test world currency represents? What do the pentagrams signify to the occult world planners?


Orders revoked for Soldier challenging Obama's Legitimacy as President
July 14, 2009 – A US Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office. His attorney, Orly Taitz said, ". . . It means that the military has directly responded by saying Obama is illegitimate—and they cannot fight it. Therefore, they are revoking the order!"

Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook said, ". . . any order coming out of the presidency or his chain of command is illegal. Should I deploy, I would essentially be following an illegal [order]. If I happened to be captured by the enemy in a foreign land, I would not be privy to the Geneva Convention protections. . . "He said the vast array of information about Obama that is not available to the public confirms to him "something is amiss. . . " Full story: and another case,

Comment: Orley Taitz has found Obama has 140 addresses and 39 different SS numbers while the SS number he uses was issued in Connecticut where he has never lived and shows he is 119 years of age. No wonder this Kenyan with Indonesian nationality will not show his birth certificate. Listen to this! Anyone falling under any obligation emanating from a bill signed into law by President Obama should file suit demanding proof that Obama is really a US citizen.


The Rise of a revived Holy Roman Empire
Richard Rozoff, who wrote the main article in Newsletter #586, exposes the "hidden hand" of the City of London in the rise of a revived Holy Roman Empire as a 'front' to again send Goyim to kill Goyim, especially Christians, and deploy the Judaeo-Roman Catholic false church to destroy the credibility of Messiah so "the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass (direction), anxious for an ideal, but with out knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement that will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time" (William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game, p. xv-xvi).

As Illuminus F. D. Roosevelt admitted, history is pre-planned: "If something happens in politics you can bet it was planned that way," or as his kinsmen boast, "By way of deception, thou shalt do war"! Operation Unthinkable was decided 64 years ago, and until today you knew nothing about it. It is later than you think.

July 12, 2009 – When the post-World War II German states, the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, West and East Germany, respectively, were united in 1990, it was for many in Europe and the world as a whole a heady time, fraught with hopes of a continent at peace and perhaps disarmed.

Despite US pledges to the last president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would not move "one inch" eastward, what German reunification achieved was that the former German Democratic Republic joined not only the Federal Republic but NATO and the military bloc moved hundreds of kilometers nearer the Russian border, over the intervening years to be joined by twelve Eastern European nations. Five of those twelve new NATO members were republics of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union itself, neither of which any longer exists.

Far from issuing in an era of disarmament and a Europe free of military blocs—or even of war—the merging of the two German states and the simultaneous fragmentation of the Eastern Bloc and, a year later, the USSR was instead followed by a Europe almost entirely dominated by a US-controlled global military alliance. . . Full story:

July 15, 2009 – A British document from the months preceding the surrender of Nazi Germany in May of 1945 and the subsequent Potsdam Conference of July 17 – August 2 called "Operation Unthinkable: 'Russia: Threat to Western Civilization'" was declassified and made public in 1998. A photocopy of the Joint Planning Staff of the British War Cabinet report identified by the dates May 22, June 8, and July 11, 1945 is available for viewing on the website of Northeastern University in Boston:

"The overall political objective is to impose upon Russia the will of the United States and the British Empire (two colonies of the Empire of the City of London – Ed). . . "A quick success might induce the Russians to submit to our will. . . That is for the Russians to decide. If they want total war, they are in a position to have it."

A few years ago a Russian appraisal of the document would state "This was the groundwork for the notorious Operation Unthinkable, under which World War II was to develop immediately, without interim stages, into a third world war, with the goal of ensuring the total defeat of the Soviet Union and its destruction as a multinational community." [1] The total defeat of the Soviet Union and its disappearance as a multinational community in fact occurred in 1991.

The British wartime document consistently refers to the then Soviet Union as Russia, incidentally, and as such suggests plans not only for war but for a change of political system and a vivisection of the sort seen later in a post-war—that is, post-World War III—Russia. . .

Two of the fundamental purposes in launching the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance in 1949 were to base nuclear weapons, on which the US had a monopoly at the time of the bloc's founding, in Europe and to rearm Germany as a military bulwark on the continent and for use abroad.

Anyone still in thrall to the notion that NATO was planned as a defensive alliance against a Soviet military threat in Europe would do well to recall that:

The Warsaw Pact was formed six years after and in response to NATO, especially to NATO's advance into Germany.

The Warsaw pact, already long moribund, officially dissolved itself in 1991. Eighteen years later NATO still exists without any pretense of a Soviet or any other credible threat.

In the past decade alone it has expanded from 16 to 28 member states, all of the twelve new ones in Eastern Europe and four of those bordering Russian territory.

During the same ten year period it waged its first air war, against Yugoslavia, outside the bloc's own defined area of responsibility and its first ground war, in Afghanistan, a continent removed from Europe, half a world away from North America and nowhere near the North Atlantic Ocean.

That NATO officially expanded into the former Warsaw Pact by admitting the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland at its fiftieth anniversary summit in 1999 while in the midst of its first war, the 78-day bombing onslaught against Yugoslavia—ten years after the end of the Cold War—is an irrefutable retroactive indictment of its true nature and purpose since inception.

The bloc continues to maintain nuclear warheads in Europe, including on air bases in Germany, with long-range bombers and missiles able to deliver them. NATO recently renewed the commitment to its nuclear doctrine, which continues to include the first use of nuclear weapons.

The world's largest and only surviving military bloc, one which now takes in a third of the planet's nations through full membership or various partnerships, was born out of the last days of World War II in Europe. It's fundamental purpose was to unite the military potential of the countries of the continent's west, north and south into a cohesive and expanding phalanx for use at home and abroad. Victors and vanquished of the most mass-scale and murderous conflict in history—Britain, the US and France and Germany and Italy—were gathered together under a joint military command.

If the transition from WW II to a far deadlier, because nuclear, WW III was averted, an argument nevertheless exists that the Second World War never ended but shifted focus. As an illustrative biographical case study of the seamless adaptation, the New York Times ran a reverential obituary three years ago from which the following is an excerpt:

"Gen. Johann-Adolf Count von Kielmansegg, a German Panzer division officer during World War II who became commander in chief of NATO forces in Central Europe during the height of the cold war, died on May 26 in Bonn. He was 99. . . By the start of World War II, he was commander of a Panzer, or armored, division. In 1940, he took part in the German invasion of France, sweeping around the Maginot line's obsolete fortifications in eastern France and rushing to the English Channel. After fighting on the Russian front, he joined the General Staff in Berlin. Restored to tank duty, he fought the American Army in western Germany. . ."

It would be intriguing to learn what Count von Kielmansegg thought at the end of his nearly century-long life about the return of his homeland to the ranks of nations sending troops to and waging war against others both near and far.

It would prove equally edifying to hear whether he thought that his career as a military commander ever truly changed course or rather pursued a logical if not inevitable path from the Wehrmacht to NATO.

Lastly, it doesn't seem unjustified to believe that the Count might at the end of his days have been proud of a Germany that had become the third largest exporter of weapons in the world, one which has arms agreements with 126 nations—over two-thirds of all countries—and that had troops deployed to war and post-conflict occupation zones in at least eleven countries at the same time and would soon, at this year's NATO summit, use its army at home again. . .
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Understanding the Use of Thermite on 9/11
July 20, 2009 – The evidence is now clear. Large amounts of Thermite/Thermate were placed in towers (WTC 1, 2 and 7) and were responsible for cutting the core columns, slicing the trusses and beams, and pulverizing the concrete in the floors. . . The chips of Super-Thermite and balls of previously molten iron in the dust and rubble are solid evidence of the use of Thermite. When the use of Thermite/Thermate in the destruction of the World Trade Center is understood, the entire scam is revealed. The three towers did not fall due to airplane crashes caused by Islamic terrorists; they were demolished by Zionists working with the owners and lease-holders of the towers: Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy. . .
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Comment: What about the attack on the Pentagon? The Highest Treason Substantiated, Parts 1–5, evidence not seen.


Wind Turbines Generate Lunacy
July 19, 2009 – Britain's Global Warming Religion sends them off the "deep end," America soon to follow . . . It would be hard to beat the sad gullibility with which the media last week reported the plans of Lord Mandelson and our Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband to cover our countryside and sea with 10,000 more huge wind turbines. According to one newspaper, it would need "an area of only 70 square miles to generate Britain's total power requirements".

Well, no, actually. To meet our peak demand of 56 gigawatts of electricity would require 112,000 turbines covering 11,000 square miles, or an eighth of Britain's entire land area.

Another newspaper solemnly reported that a new study shows that "a well-placed turbine could make enough energy to power 825,000 homes." Well, no, actually. The figure for a single 2 megawatt turbine would be just 825 homes, meaning that the newspaper was only 1,000 per cent wrong.

Even more alarming than the media's credulity is that of the ministers themselves, in seriously trying to pretend that their £100 billion dream of building three giant turbines every day between now and 2020 has the faintest practical hope of being realised, let alone that it would serve any useful purpose to do so. . . Full story:

Comment: The new ice age predicted in the '70s has been so slow in coming it morphed into global warming. When global warming did not take place "climate change" was devised, and when that did not happen the language was downgraded to carbon pollution, carbon footprint, and a carbon-free economy (i.e. extinction). There is no energy crisis—no oil shortage beyond Machiavellian legislation and the spin of alien-controlled media. These absurdities flow endlessly: what the liars are about is the de-industrialization and impoverishment of the West, massive world depopulation and the return to serfdom whereby a Satanic elite imagine they will be secure in Lucifer's totalitarian one world government your political leaders are striving to build over your dead body (Revelation 6:8).


Great is the Lord, and Greatly to be Praised
By Brother Boyd Reneau

Isaiah may have seen many visions, but Scripture attributes only one to this great prophet. He is in the court near the altar in front of the Temple when a mighty earthquake shakes its foundations, and in the Holy of Holies, which has no veil, he sees our Lord God represented as an Eastern monarch, attended by seraphim as His ministers of state, and with a robe and flowing train that fills the temple (Revelation 6:12; 11:1-2, 19; John 12:41). Isaiah's vision is the same as that seen by Micaiah 140 years earlier (I Kings 22:19). This is our Lord Jesus Christ, the seraphim are incense burners and represent the seven angels to the Church Ages, while His train, a badge of dignity in the East, is the Bride of all Ages. Jesus is the glory of God and the Bride is His glory and His temple, thus "the earth is full of His glory" (I Corinthians 15:7; Ezekiel 40-44; Daniel 9:24; Revelation 21:22).

Not until the Seven Seals were revealed could we truly appreciate the significance and our part in this tremendous vision of Isaiah 6:1-4: "I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and His train filled the temple. Above it stood the Seraphim, each one had six wings; with two he covered his face [in reverence] with two he covered his feet [in humility] and with two he flew [in service]. And one cried to another, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts: the fullness of the whole earth is His glory." And the posts of the door (or foundations of the earth – Revelation 16:18-20) moved at the voice of the one calling, and the house was filled with smoke."

Isaiah sees beyond the end of the Gentile dispensation and as you will have noticed, Messiah is the Ark in the Millennium Temple (Isaiah 11:9; Jeremiah 3:16; Habakkuk 2:14; Ephesians 1:23; Revelation 5:13) and Isaiah represents the 144,000 elect Israelites who have a clear vision of Messiah, the Millennium Temple and grace. Sadly they are unable to share this revelation with their non-elect kinsmen who see only the wrath of an angry God (Isaiah 6:9-13; Daniel 12:10-12; Zechariah 14:6-8; Revelation 11:15-19; Newsletter #549).

Three centuries after Isaiah Ezra declared: "You alone are the Lord: You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is thereon, the sea and all that is therein. You preserve them all; and the host of heaven worships You" (Nehemiah 9:6; Revelation 5:11-14).

Such is the splendor and glory of the Lord God. The energy of His creative Word brought forth a stupendous creation with perfect order and beauty; in the case of Earth, from a formless void to a bountiful beautiful paradise, so that every form of creation to the highest order of sinless creatures worships Him in fullest glory. That in itself expresses most vividly the absolute sanctity of worship, and the great esteem of honour and praise due to the Almighty God our Great Creator.

In John 4:24 Jesus said, "God is a Spirit: and they who worship Him must worship in Spirit and truth" (for the Father seeks such to worship Him). So God made man in order to reveal and express the attributes of His glorious Self and so fulfil His purpose of being in us. He is our Creator and our Redeemer, Saviour, Healer, Restorer, Comforter, Deliverer, Warrior, King, Lover of our souls, Prince of Peace and so many other marvelous relations. But not until there was an earnest yearning for those offices to intercede in response to desperate human needs could God manifest His true nature and character, and gather glory and Lordship to Himself. as His people in sublime worship, thank and praise His holy Name, rejoicing in His deliverance and the gracious provision in all their necessities.

Praise and a joyous celebration of His presence in our midst is intrinsic to the Christian experience so that one cannot serve God without giving thanks and rendering glory to His matchless Name.

"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His Presence with singing. Know that the Lord He is God: it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful to Him, and bless His Name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations" (Psalm 100).

No saint can enter His gate except with a thank offering to give. The same God who said in Isaiah 65:17, "Behold, I create a new heavens and a new earth . . ." also said "I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is afar off, and to him that is near, says the Lord: and I will heal him" (Isaiah 57:19).

After crossing the Red Sea, all Israel praised God for His mighty act in delivering them from their enemies by making a path through the sea. "Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, "I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously: the horse and rider He has thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song; and He has become my salvation: He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him" (Exodus 15:1-2).

The very thought of a congregation of over two million souls on the shores of the Red Sea singing a triumphal song to God is exalting, a fitting offering of praise worthy of the great King and a foretaste of the excellent praise of Christ's Bride foretold in Revelation 7:9-12:

"After this I beheld a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds, and people, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm branches in their hands; and they shouted with a loud voice, "Salvation to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb."

"And all the angels [or theophanies of Christ's Bride already together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus – Ephesians 2:6)] stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and the four living creatures, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory and wisdom, and thanksgiving and honour and power and might, be to our God for ever and ever. Amen"!

O brother, sister that is so inspiring, it can catch you up into the Spirit in the Lord's day (Revelation 4:1). As the Prophet would say, "I feel religious. Hallelujah!" Throughout the history of His people, God has kept His worship and praise inviolate, saying ". . . My glory will I not give to another neither My praise to graven images" (Isaiah 42:8).

When Abraham walked this earth, he built no cities, only altars on which to offer sacrifice. And as the savory smoke of his sacrifice went up, the blessings of God came down. Of that great Patriarch and Friend of God the Bible says, "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God" (Romans 4:20).

This is the standard by which God measures every man to gauge the virtue of unchanging love and undying devotion to the Lord expressed in sacrificial lives of praise and glory to His holy Name. In Romans 5:1-5, Paul says:

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation produces patience; and patience character, and character hope: and hope does not disappoint; for God's love is poured out into our hearts by the Holy Ghost which has been given to us".

What a wonderful thing to have peace with God; He is not angry with us anymore because we are justified by faith and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. But Paul makes clear that we are also to glorify God in tribulations and mentions the fruits of such worship.

In our part of the land, some houses, especially those made of wood, and because they are very old or have been poorly constructed, are called "dry weather houses" since it is only in dry weather that can one reside in relative comfort, for as soon as the rains start, nearly everything inside is drenched and when it starts drying out, the stench of mold and mildew is stifling. Some professing Christians are like "dry weather houses," they sing and rejoice when the going is good, but as soon as troubles and trials appear their wonderful testimonies dim, then disappear, and like Israel in the wilderness, their songs of thanksgiving and praise change to complaint and murmuring in reproach to God. "You have brought Me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices: but you have burdened Me with your sins and wearied Me with your iniquities" (Isaiah 43:24).

God is always seeking true worshippers whom He can bless and reward, like the faithful servants who doubled their talents from two and five to four and ten respectively. The TOKEN, which is a Christ-like life in us, must be on display at all times and under all circumstances. God is especially glorified when we offer the sacrifice of praise under adverse conditions or whilst sustaining Enemy fire.

I Peter 1:3-7 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for you who by God's power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (Can you say, "Revelation 10:7")? In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, you may be distressed by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith being far more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may prove to be for praise and honour and glory, at the revelation of Jesus Christ".

What a blessed Word, and truly what great rejoicing we can indeed have seeing the consummate Word that has been revealed in our time. Though afflictions, trials and temptations come, that's when we truly enter the Hall of Fame of the Faithful in Christ Jesus. That's when we become more like the FAITHFUL WITNESS Himself as we look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2).

God so ordained singing as an important part of worship to Him that He delivered His people many times purely on the basis of their devout adherence to this principle.

"David commanded the chief of the Levites to organize the singers into an orchestra with musical instruments; psalteries and harps, and cymbals to raise sounds of joy. . . Moreover, Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music was selected to direct the music because of his skill. . . And David dressed in a robe of fine linen, and also the Levites who were carrying the Ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the leader of the music with the singers" (I Chronicles 15:16, 22, 27).

On that day David danced before the Lord girded in a linen ephod, as the Ark of the Covenant was returned to its place in the prescribed manner, the Levites bearing it on their shoulders over their hearts with staves as Moses commanded by the Word of the Lord.

What an absolutely joyous occasion that was. "After the burnt sacrifices and peace offerings were made, David blessed the people in the Name of the Lord, and dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. . . On that day for the first time David began the custom of using choirs in the Tabernacle to sing thanksgiving to the Lord by Asaph and his brethren. Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His Name, make known His deeds among the people. Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him, talk of all His wondrous works, glory in His holy Name: let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord" (I Chronicles 16:2-3, 7-10).

Such powerful praise reaches the very throne of God. Like true Christian confession in which one cannot speak words the heart repudiates so in true worship the heart must believe, and its rejoicing is a manifest token that its resolute rest is in the power of Almighty God. It is the Spirit of God that searches the heart and knows who has surrendered his life and have His Life and will living through them. When every chamber of the heart is so filled with His Presence, each of its strings move by the Spirit in vibrant frequency a melody sweeter than psalms or harps in praise worthy of acceptation, gladdening the heart of the Lord.

In earlier times, David's sweet and skilful playing of the harp, drove to flight the demons troubling king Saul. So there is a work of grace and power in artful praise to our God that gives glory only to the Lord.

I Chronicles 24 describes how the sons of Aaron were divided into twenty-four courses and chapter twenty-five explains how the singers and musicians were divided by lot into twenty-four courses:

"They were all under the direction of their father in music in the House of the Lord, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthum and Heman" (I Chronicles 25:6).

So when a great multitude of the enemies came against Jehoshaphat, he sought the Lord, proclaiming a fast throughout all Judah to ask God's help through intercessory prayer. The Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel, a Levite, one of the sons of Asaph. And He spoke saying . . . "THUS SAITH THE LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; FOR THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS, BUT GOD'S . . . You will not need to fight in this battle, just hold your place, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord who is with you . . .

And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord to worship Him. And the Levites of the sons of the Kohathites and the sons of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a very loud voice. . . And when Jehoshaphat had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and those who should praise the beauty of holiness as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for His mercy endures forever. And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the sons of Ammon, Moab and mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were smitten" (II Chronicles 20:1-22).

Praise the Lord. What a marvelous deliverance was wrought from their enemies as His people sought Him in faith: after hearing THUS SAITH THE LORD they worshipped and praised "the beauty of holiness." O God that is heavenly. But do notice, all the elements must be present for the power of God to move on behalf of His people. The need of the people was great, but as prayer was addressed to the Lord for His help; "THUS SAITH THE LORD" raised the unseen substance of faith to such a height, the glory of His praise rang out on high, then the Lord worked His wonder against their enemies.

All this happened to a people under a Covenant sealed with the blood of bulls and goats. What can a people under a better Covenant expect? The everlasting Covenant sealed with the blood of the great Shepherd of the sheep! Surely something more wondrous than mortal minds could ever grasp or conceive.

In Ephesians 5:18-19 Paul commanded the Church, "Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord".

Colossians 3:16, "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord".

As it was in the Old Testament so is it in the New, the Church has a direct command to worship the Lord and sing praises to His Name. The power of a truly spirit-filled and enthusiastic song service is a great blessing in the worship of Almighty God; singing lifts the spirit before the preaching or teaching of God's Word and kindles the deepest feelings of devotion. Like a down-pour of rain after a hot dry spell, singing saturates and refreshes the soul, the lips utter praise, holy hands are lifted without wrath or doubt in surrender, waving in tribute to our God.

The heart and soul so thoroughly anointed with His Presence utters exultation and renders purest worship with glory in the highest, to the One True God, our Lord Jesus Christ. That is the ultimate purpose of the service—to praise the Lord. O what spiritual blessings we reap as we follow His command in doing that which is right. Now like a thoroughly plowed field the heart is ready to receive the seed of the Word, which builds us up in our most holy faith as we pray in the Holy Ghost. That Word also casts out sickness and disease right where you are seated in the Presence of God.

Speaking of His sacrificial death for the redemption of our souls, Jesus said, "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down His life for His friends." Conversely, there can be no greater tribute of love to our worthy Redeemer than as Paul said: "I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God" (Romans 12:1-2).

Again in Hebrews 13:15 we have this wonderful Word, "Through Christ let us continually offer up the sacrifice of praise to God, which is the fruit of our lips that confess His Name [to others]".

The soul that cannot worship in that manner—continually praising God with the fruit of the lips, knows not God and is far removed from the kingdom. We call to mind the Words of our Lord in Mark 12:30 when He said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all our mind and with all your strength." It is not a part-time rendering of praise we offer, as God has not given us an incomplete sacrifice, salvation or redemption. Like the man who sold all he had to obtain the field of great price, we divest ourselves of all, to ensure wholehearted service and worship of our God and King.

Psalms 33:1-3; 81:1-4; 92:1-2 and a host of other Scriptures testify to the glory and wonder of singing and praise to God. Who other than the blessed God of heaven could have inspired the beautiful Words penned in Psalm 48:1-2:

"Great is the Lord,
and greatly to be praised,
in the City of our God,
in the mountain of His holiness.
Beautiful for situation,
the joy of the whole earth,
is mount Zion on the sides of the north,
the city of the great King".

What saint's heart has not been warmed and blessed singing a wonderful olde Englishe chorus such as this:

"Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy O Lord,
Thou art worthy to receive glory, glory and honour and power;
For Thou hast created, has all things created,
Thou hast created all things
And for Thy pleasure they were created
Thou art worthy O Lord".

Or a rousing:

"I shall not, I shall not be moved,
I shall not, I shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that's planted by the water
I shall not be moved".

The joy of the Lord is my strength and is ever the oxygen that fuels my every motion and activity. When I hear folk speak of the song service as dull and lifeless, I know instinctively that "Birth" has not taken place. I was at an assembly recently where they were singing "Hold the Fort." I was right at the door and I barely heard them, I'm sure their singing did not even reach the ceiling. In contrast, when they sang "Happy Birthday" for a member, they sang loudly and with gusto. The Scripture is right, "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." In many instances song services are dull because many of the members sing half-heartedly, if at all. All too often it is obvious many don't have their mind on the service and are not concentrating on what is being said. Sometimes preaching that treats sheep as goats destroys the spirit of worship and wrecks the congregation.

At other times the whole congregation may be lifeless with the exception of one or two born-again saints who are deemed odd birds by the congregation with their desire to lift up their voices in praise to God. Too often whole churches just go through song service barely displaying the "mechanics," let alone the "dynamics." Words are mouthed with little thought to their inspiring Message. Paul said, "I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also" (I Corinthians 14:15). Otherwise it is just sounding brass or tinkling cymbals

Because music has such a tremendous effect on the lives of men, it is imperative sacred music and singing to the Lord is not contaminated with the perverse lyrics, vain repetitions and sensuous carnality of the secular beat of a worldly church. As surely as God destroyed two of Aaron's sons for offering strange fire before Him, those who profane His holiness will not escape damnation. Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold and commanded all his councilors, rulers, sheriffs, princes, judges and everyone in the provinces, "when the band strikes up, you are to fall down prostrate and worship the golden image." We are all familiar with Daniel 3:5. Satan, in cunning subtlety—ever trying to rob God of the glory and praise that is His due—devised another golden calf scheme that debased men and turned them into idolaters. But Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego would not bow to the image, and God vindicated their faith in His Word, making them non-combustible and impervious to the heat and flames, and Christ met them as the "fourth Man" in the fiery furnace.

Many of today's "Contemporary Christian Artists" so-called, employ the sackbut and dulcimer and all kinds of music to take to themselves glory and honour due to the Lord. Neither they nor their vile and abominable offerings are the subject of this talk: two verses of Scripture from Psalm 50:22-23 will be sufficient reprimand: "Consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you to pieces and there be none to deliver. He who offers a sacrifice of praise honours Me: to him who orders his way aright, I will show the salvation of God".

In Colossians 1:9-14 Paul prayed on this wise: "From the day that we heard of your faith, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all Spiritual wisdom and understanding and live in a way worthy of the Lord and to His entire satisfaction, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the cheerful exercise of unlimited patience and perseverance, with thanksgiving to the Father who has qualified you for your share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins".

"We are delivered from the power of darkness and have been transferred into the Kingdom of His dear Son"—if such a Scripture cannot be punctuated with a resounding "Amen" or an ecstatic "Hallelujah" we are a corpse in the hearse, not treasure in an earthen vessel. These are reactions of the eternal attributes of God. I believe He has made it easy for us to believe, and as we bask in His glory and talk of all His wondrous love and power, His Presence sustains and replenishes our soul like an artesian well, constantly springing forth the waters of Life.

Another important admonition for singing in Church is found in Colossians 3:16: "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord".

So, besides praising God we also teach and admonish one another with hymns and spiritual songs. O how wonderful the Lord is. That then is a ministry all by itself. And like all things, the more we practice, the easier and more efficacious our ministry will become. And persecution will come upon us, as it came to Paul and Silas who were thrown in jail, because singing praise to God was not just "something they did in Church on Sunday" but part of their everyday life in Christ, so "at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and the prisoners heard them" (Acts 16:22). They were NOT ashamed of the Gospel of Christ or the fetters that held them bound. Then as now, "the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believes. . . to the Judean first, and also to the Greek".

An old saint who loved the Lord maintained a frequent acclamation of "glory," or "praise the Lord" during the preaching. He was very poor and had no shoes; one day the pastor said, "Brother, I know you love the Lord, and love to shout His praise because He means so much to you, but if you will just hold your peace in this service, we'll buy you a fine pair of shoes to wear next service. The preaching started and all was quiet for a while, but as the richness of the Word came forth, the silence was broken with "Shoes, or no shoes, praise the Lord! Shoes or no shoes, glory to God"! That's just how it is when one is truly born of the Spirit, he cannot restrain the praise and hallelujahs! "Rejoice in the Lord always and AGAIN I say Rejoice"!

"When the Lord was making His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the throng spread their garments in the way, those who went before and they those who followed cried, "Hosanna, to the Son of David: Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest"! But when the chief priests and the Scribes noticed the wonderful things that He did, and the children shouting in the Temple, they were indignant, and some of the Pharisees among the multitude said to Him, Master, rebuke your disciples. But He answered, I tell you if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out".

Such is the attraction and compelling glory of Jesus. Some held their peace when they saw the marvelous works He did veiled behind the flesh of Brother Branham, revealing the Son of man, "the same yesterday, and today, and forever," but I praise God. Like others who have become partakers of the divine nature, I am one of the "goodly stones" cut from around the world and perfected for God's Temple, crying "Grace, grace unto it" in thankful praise for the precious work He has done and continues to do in my life.

After the Last Supper, knowing His betrayer would confront Him, Jesus sang a hymn of praise with His disciples and went to Gethsemane to meet His Enemy in the greatest battle ever fought. The strategy of worshipping God before engaging the Enemy held steadfast: He overcame the world of His mortal senses to became Lord when He chose the will of the Father over the allure of mortal life. Then He defeated His Enemy on Calvary, and won the victory of eternal Life over death when He rose from the grave.

Christians today should note what is written in Hebrews chapter two, how Jesus was made a little lower than the angels—our theophanies—to taste death for His kinsmen of Adam's race who have also been made lower than the angels, that we should overcome through our faith in Him. Paul recalls the great salvation of which we are partakers, and how God bore witness with signs and wonders and miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost, placing all things, including the world to come, in subjection under Jesus' feet. And now we see Jesus crowned with glory and honour as He says in verse 12, "I will declare Your Name to My brethren, in the midst of the Church I will sing praise to You." This all but stole my breath when I first understood it means that Jesus, the Son of David and Captain of our salvation, like Asaph, David's choirmaster, is leading "the general assembly and church of the firstborn, who are written in heaven" in the ultimate expression of praise and worship to God "the Judge of all".

Colossians 1:16-17: "For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him: and He is before all things and by Him all things consist".

Here is where Believers of all ages have lived—in the Presence of God—their lives a sweet perfume, pouring forth the fragrance of love and adoration to the Father of glory. Jesus' life blood washed and made us clean, clothing us in the righteousness of God. There are hardly sufficient tongues to sing all His praises, yet with heartfelt desire, we sing, clap our hands, and worship in holy ovation to the King of kings. Proclaiming "He is the blessed and only Potentate, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Who only has immortality, dwelling in the Light to which no man can approach; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen!" (I Timothy 6:15-16).

In Revelation 5 we enter a scene of greatest Spiritual drama. John, who represents you and I, the end-time Bride who will not see death in the flesh, wept much after a strong Angel advertised for One who is Worthy to open the Book in the right hand of He who sat on the throne, and to loose its Seven Seals. John wept because no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the Book, neither to look thereon.

Revelation 5:5-14: "And one of the Elders said to me, Weep not: Behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah the root of David, has prevailed to open the Book, and to loose the Seven Seals. And I saw, standing midway between the throne and the four Living creatures, and among the elders, a Lamb as it had been slain having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the sevenfold Spirit of God sent forth into all the earth. He came and took the Book from the right hand of Him who was seated on the throne, and when He took the Book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each of them having a harp, and golden vials full of incense, which are the prayers of saints. And they sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the Book, and to open its Seals, because You were slain, and by Your Blood You have ransomed us to God out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation. And made us a Kingdom and priests to our God, and we shall reign over the earth."

"Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, and the living creatures and the elders, and they numbered ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory and blessing."

I'm so glad that I can say I'm one of them.

"Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all therein, saying, "To Him who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honour and glory and dominion forever and ever." And the four living creatures said, "Amen," and the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped". nl591.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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