Bible Believers' Newsletter #601
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As far as I know no country is presently on the gold standard. The Gold Standard is a trap since the total amount of gold that has ever been mined is an estimated 142,000 metric tons. Assuming a gold price of US$1,000 per ounce, or $32,500 per kilogram—the value of all the gold ever mined would be around $4.5 trillion, far less than the value of circulating money in the US alone. A return to the gold standard, if combined with a mandated end to fractional reserve banking, would result in a significant increase in the current value of gold, which may limit its use in current applications.
There is so little gold and most of it is in the hands of Rothschild-Vatican interests: Rothschilds do not loan physical gold. Perhaps the best monetary system is "Social Credit" which was trialed in Alberta, Canada. The value of a nation's currency should be supported by the assets and productivity of the nation with money introduced as credit, as Alaska distributes national wealth from oil revenues, rather than debt, usury and fiat money.
Government leaders owned by the MoneyPower are borrowing their nations into penury, creating new debt to pay old debt. Big business, blinded by the love of money no longer upholds the national interest, and since governments have embraced interdependence, "globalization" and "Free Trade" (which is not free at all), productive economies have been expatriated for short term gain and (once) developed nations can no longer trade out from the Sloth of Despond. Having sold their gold reserves at the bottom and with no productive economy, they have insufficient substance to stabilize their currencies.
The MoneyPower has the Goyim trapped in Talmudic law—UCC and BAR. Third World nations that exchanged resources for debt have been reduced to hewers of wood and carriers of water. While the First World having sold the national estate—water, air and sea ports, electricity, roads, railways, telecoms and other hard assets for beads and mirrors of credit money created out of thin air, and seduced by the "Climate Change" hoax—will soon be charging for the air we breathe via the black magic of a Carbon Credits ponzi scheme.
On the mat and out to the count, all nations are putty in the hands of the MoneyPower. The soon-coming earthquake will sink the US dollar with Los Angeles, and on its knees this godforsaken world will implore a Rothschild-Vatican partnership to install one world government and refinance the US dollar with gold backing. By the guns of America and their gold they will rule every nation because all currencies will be valued against a new gold-backed US dollar. Once the dominant US and subservient economies have been restored to prosperity, Rome will break her covenant with the banksters. In response the Judaeo-Khazar Black Nobility will side with Judaeo-Communist Russia and bomb Vatican City State and the USA from the face of the earth: then Armageddon will set in.
Our main article encourages readers to ensure they are in Covenant Relationship with the Lord God. Once the earthquake has sunk Los Angeles one Nisan 14, the whole world with the exception of 144,000 elect Israelites, will "find no place of repentance, though they seek it carefully with tears" (Hebrews 12:17).
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
Quake Toll 1,100, set to worsen: UN
October 2, 2009 – The second earthquake which struck near the Indonesian island of Sumatra is causing panic as rescue workers struggle in heavy rain to find survivors. Wednesday afternoon's 7.6-magnitude quake toppled buildings and led to fires in Padang, home to nearly 1 million people on the coast of Sumatra, leaving the city largely without power and communications.. . . Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: Scientists say earthquakes in Sumatra will weaken the San Andreas fault. Full story: sciencedaily.com
'Shallow Quake' behind Samoa's Tsunami
September 30, 2009 – Scientists say the tsunami that devastated the islands of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga was the result of a shallow rupture in the earth's crust. . . "The earthquake had a magnitude of about 8, which corresponds to a rupture within the earth that may be 200 to 300 kilometres long, with a depth of 100 to 200 kilometres, with one side of the fault moving four to seven metres relative to the other," Dr. Gary Gibson, a senior seismologist at Environmental Systems and Services in Melbourne said. . . the energy released in the earthquake was approximately one-thirtieth the size of the Boxing Day 2004 earthquake near the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. "This meant that a devastating tsunami could be produced locally, but it was unlikely to seriously affect countries on the boundary of the Pacific" . . .
Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: USGS said a 5.1-magnitude quake hit 165km NNE of Hihofo, Tonga, and another 4.9-magnitude jolt was recorded 155km SSW of the Samoan capital, Apia, today, October 2.
Super Typhoon to tear Filipino Homes apart
October 2, 2009 – The "super typhoon" approaching the Philippines is strong enough to tear apart homes and people should seek refuge in strong structures, Mr. Nathan Cruz of the government weather station warned today. . . as millions of Filipinos were struggling to recover from tropical storm Ketsana, which killed at least 293 people as it pounded the Manila and surrounding areas on Saturday with the worst flooding in four decades, affecting more than 3 million people.
Typhoon Parma, packing maximum winds of 195 kilometres per hour and gusts of 230 kilometres per hour, is approaching the northern Philippine province of Aurora and its effects may be felt by dawn on Saturday. Full story: abc.net.au
FBI and CIA False Flag Ops
Former FBI Agent in Charge of Operations in Los Angeles, Dallas and Memphis, Ted Gunderson, is interviewed and fingers the FBI, CIA, US Presidents and their Administrations as having planned and executed black ops around the world which were subsequently blamed on Muslim terrorist organizations [like the mythical al Qaeda]. But take care because the objective of this interview may be to implicate deceased CIA agent, Osama bin Laden and nineteen innocent Muslim patsies not involved in the 9/11 attacks, some of whom have never traveled overseas. Full story: eclipptv.com
Drones and Dishonor in Central New York
September 30, 2009 – The drones are coming. . . Drone surveillance covers the US/Mexico and US/Canada borders. In Gaza, the Israeli Air Force uses them to assassinate Palestinians. In its overseas wars, the US military has come to depend on drones to assassinate humans while bombing vehicles and buildings. Drones preying on Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan are piloted from Creech Air Base in Nevada. Beginning this November, Reapers will also be piloted from Central New York. . .
Besides being indiscriminate, aerial warfare is cowardly. Think about the various devices of aerial maiming and massacre (napalm, white phosphorus, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, cruise missiles). For decades, aerial warfare has been the weapon of rich, powerful, high-tech nations bullying poor, weak, low-tech nations. Apart from a steely will to resist, these latter nations have few defenses. So corrupted now is any notion of military honor that our war-besotted culture no longer even thinks about a "level playing field." Seldom are warplanes used to defend a nation from attack or from threats to its sovereignty. Generally warplanes—robotic or not—are the aggressor, the violator of others' sovereignty.
Drones raise cowardice to new heights. Unlike World War II bombardiers or pilots of other pre-robotic aircraft, drone pilots take no risk. Anti-aircraft artillery will never reach them. They shoot goldfish in a goldfish bowl. The various branches of the service use aerial weapons imagery—invariably phallic—to recruit gutsy, often idealistic, kids. In time, many of them learn the hard way enlisting has little to do with defending their country, defending "freedom" or spreading "democracy."
Many fail to come home intact. Few find glory, few find honor. Some then realize that only corporations—the institutional mirror image of drones—profit from war. Full story: truthout.org
Privatization of Local Police and Sheriffs Underway?
September 28, 2009 – Yesterday, a convoy of twelve 'blacked out' Mercedes Benz SUV's were brought into town. They were already painted with Hardin's colors and 'Hardin Police Force' was already painted on them! Hardin's sheriff's department will no longer be in operation after the month of October. During October, the Sheriff's Department is to train this new security force in all the logistics of running the town of Hardin. If you go on the American Police Force site, you might notice that the logo they use is actually a Russian logo. . . Earlier this month, in an interview in regards to this Hardin prison and the training center that they are planning to build, we were told that seventy five percent of the security officers that were to be trained would be 'international'.
This private security force is already patrolling the town. They had several people stopped yesterday. Also, it appears that they are building some type of heavy duty gate at the entrances of our town. . .
Full story: fourwinds10.com ronpaulforums.com
Comment: Our Brother, retired Sheriff Jim Schwiesow wrote: Apparently true to a point, this town built a private prison some time ago thinking that they would make a fortune by incarcerating federal inmates. They were unable to secure a contract and the facility sits empty. They have in desperation offered to keep the gitmo terrorist prisoners, it appears that this private security agency Wackenhut of Iraq fame—or notoriety—has secured a contract to operate the facility. Don't know if their responsibility extends beyond the prison, but doubt it. I have found nothing to indicate that the office of sheriff will be eliminated. See: examiner.com michellemalkin.com faultlineusa.blogspot.com
Robocops come to Pittsburgh
September 28. 2009 – This technology has been deployed in Iraq as an "anti-insurgent weapon"—it could easily be used as a torture tool.
Pittsburgh police demonstrated the latest in crowd control techniques on protesters when they used "sound cannons" to blast the ears of citizens near the G-20 meeting of world economic leaders. . . Sonic weaponry is now being deployed domestically to put a chill on free speech. We're told this is the "humane" way to deal with protesters, but it's really just a convenient way to suppress citizens without the messy aftereffects of having to explain bullet holes to reporters. A bunch of protesters complaining about ruptured ear drums doesn't make for dramatic news. . . Full story: truthout.org
More Lies, More Deception
September 25. 2009 – The G-20 ministers declared their meeting in Pittsburgh a success, but as Rob Kall reports in OpEdNews.com, the meeting's main success was to turn Pittsburgh into "a ghost-town, emptied of workers and the usual pedestrians, but filled to overflowing with over 12,000 swat cops from all over the US."
This is "freedom and democracy" at work. The leaders of the G-20 countries, which account for 85% of the world's income, cannot meet in an American city without 12,000 cops outfitted like the emperor's storm troopers in Star Wars. And the US government complains about Iran.
The US government's complaints about Iran have reached a new level of shrillness. On September 25 Obama declared: "Iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow." The heads of America's British, French, and German puppet states added their two cents worth, giving the government of Iran three months to meet the "international community's demands" to give up its rights as a signatory to the non-proliferation treaty to nuclear energy. In case you don't know, the term "international community" is shorthand for the US, Israel, and Europe, a handful of arrogant and rich countries that oppress the rest of the world.
Who is breaking the rules? Iran or the United States?
Iran is insisting that the US government abide by the non-proliferation treaty that the US originated and pushed and that Iran signed. But the US government, which is currently engaged in three wars of aggression and has occupying troops in a number of other countries, insists that Iran, which is invading and occupying no country, cannot be trusted with nuclear energy capability, because the capability might in the future lead to nuclear weapon capability, like Israel's, India's, and Pakistan's—all non-signatories to the nuclear proliferation treaty, countries that, unlike Iran, have never submitted to IAEA inspections. Indeed, at this very moment the Israeli government is screaming and yelling "anti-semite" to the suggestion that Israel submit to IAEA inspections. Iran has submitted to the IAEA inspections for years.
In keeping with its obligations under the treaty, on September 21 Iran disclosed to the International Atomic Energy Agency that it is constructing another nuclear facility. The British prime minister Gordon Brown confused Iran's disclosure with "serial deception," and declared, "We will not let this matter rest."
What matter? Why does Gordon Brown think that Iran's disclosure to the IAEA is a deception. Does the moronic UK prime minister mean that Iran is claiming to be constructing a plant but is not, and thus by claiming one is deceiving the world?
Not to be outdone in idiocy, out of Obama's mouth jumped Orwellian doublespeak: "The Iranian government must now demonstrate through deeds its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law."
The incongruity blows the mind. Here is Obama, with troops engaged in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan demanding that a peaceful nation at war with no one demonstrate "its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law". . . Full story: opednews.com
Nuclear Nightmare in the Middle East
September 29, 2009 – Your editorial (Time to come clean, 26 September) states "Iran's cat-and-mouse game with nuclear inspectors hands a propaganda victory on a plate to Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli premier who has made little secret of his air force's preparations for a long-range strike".
This "propaganda victory" is easily demolished by relevant facts which you fail to mention. Fact: Israel has not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Fact: Israel has had nuclear weapons for at least 30 years. Fact: Israel has done and still does its best to conceal the existence of these weapons. Fact: as recently as 18 September Israel refused a request from the IAEA to open its nuclear plants to inspection. Fact: an unprovoked Israeli attack on Iran would be a violation of the UN charter and a war crime.
And please don't claim that Iran's as-yet ambiguous nuclear activities are a provocation. What Israel most fears from Iran is not a nuclear threat to its territory, but a nuclear threat to its own nuclear domination.
That western powers dangerously demonise Iran is one tragedy. That newspapers uncritically imitate them is a worse one. . . Full story: guardian.co.uk
US Nukes Agency pushes New Bomb Production Nightmare in the Middle East
September 30, 2009 – Despite statements by US President Barack Obama that he wants to see the world reduce, and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons, the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration continues to push forward on a programme called Complex Modernisation, which would expand two existing nuclear plants to allow them to produce new plutonium pits and new bomb parts out of enriched uranium for use in a possible new generation of nuclear bombs. . .
"The main purpose of the Complex Modernisation programme is to maintain nuclear production capacity for the US" . . . Full story: truthout.org Comment: Do we have a hypocrit in the White House?
Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder
Finally, the no-holds-barred, 100% true story of Barack Obama's use and sale of cocaine; his homosexual affairs and the December 23, 2007 murder of Barack Obama's former lover and choir director of Obama's Chicago church of 20 years, Donald Young, just days before the 2008 Iowa Caucus. This searing candid story begins with Barack Obama meeting Larry Sinclair in November, 1999, and subsequently procuring and selling cocaine, and then engaging in consensual, homosexual sex with Sinclair on November 6th and again on November 7, 1999. You'll read in riveting detail how Sinclair, in 2007, repeatedly contacted and requested that the Obama campaign simply come clean about their candidate's 1999 drug use and sales. You learn how the Obama campaign, David Axelrod and Barack Obama used Donald Young (the homosexual lover of Barack Obama) to contact and seek out information from Sinclair about who he had told of Obama's crimes and actions. You'll read how the Obama campaign used internet porn king Dan Parisi and Ph.D. fraud Edward I. Gelb . . .
Full story: amazon.com Comment: Luke 17:28-30.
Covenant Relationship – Part IV
The Hebrew word for covenant means "to divide" or "cut a victim in two," the covenanting parties then pass between the two parts of the carcass and swear, might their body be as the dead beast should they break their oath.
Thus when the Lord God covenanted with Abram in Genesis 15 He instructed him to take a heifer, a she goat and a ram, each three years old, a turtle dove and a pigeon. He divided the animals and laid the two halves on the ground signifying that the Old Covenant was a shadow of the New and that they would agree with one another from Genesis to Revelation, and from dispensation to dispensation. He did not divide the birds which were for an atonement: one bird was decapitated and its blood sprinkled upon the living bird which was then set free as Christ was crucified and His Blood sprinkled upon His Bride as a type of the baptism with the Holy Spirit setting us free from sin and uncleanliness (Matthew 3:16).
Abram first divided the heifer and she goat representing she, the church, then the ram representing He, the Royal Seed of God's Word was slain to call out of the Gentiles a people—not for the name of her denomination but for His Name, and to restore an election back to the original faith, the Word of God (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11). In John 14:12 Jesus said, "The works that I do, [not the works that the church does] will you do also."
"And when birds of prey (evil spirits, denominational fallen angels) swooped down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. And when the sun had gone down, a deep sleep overcame him (signifying death and showing that God's Covenant, like Calvary, was unconditional by grace through faith without any input by the sinner, and that God would keep His Covenant ensuring Abraham "a prefect walk before Him"); and a horror of great darkness took hold of him (signifying the total separation of unrepentant sinners from God). And God said to Abram, Know with certainty that your descendants will be aliens in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve their oppressors four hundred years. (Israel is God's timepiece). And I will punish that nation and afterwards they shall come out with great substance. (And they did). As for you, you will join your fathers in peace; you will be buried in ripe old age. (God's unconditional promise). "But in the fourth generation they shall come back here: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full."
"When the sun had set and dense darkness had come, there appeared a smoking furnace, (signifying the Lake of fire, the destiny of every unrepentant sinner) and a burning lamp (the Shekinah of God's Presence) passed between those pieces" confirming His Covenant.
In Jeremiah 34:17-20 the prophet foretells the destruction of Jerusalem and God invokes the curse of Abraham's Covenant upon the Covenant-breaking Judeans who neglected to grant release in the year of Jubilee. "THUS SAITH THE LORD, you have not obeyed Me in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour. So I proclaim to you a liberty to the sword, to pestilence, and to famine; and I will make you a consternation to all the kingdoms of the earth. I will give the men who have transgressed My Covenant who have not kept the Words of the Covenant which they made before Me, when they cut the calf in two, and passed between its parts—the princes of Judah, the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, the priests, and all the people of the land, who passed between the parts of the calf—I will even give them into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their lives. Their dead bodies shall be meat for the birds of the air, and the beasts of the earth".
This curse fell upon the Israelites of Judah, and it falls on their impersonators who although hypocrites with no hope of Covenant blessings, are bound to the oath. God has not forgotten the curse of His Covenant with Abraham and His Seed, Jesus Christ, and the curse which is repeated in Revelation 19:17-18 (Ezekiel 39:17) will fall upon the impersonators of His Christian offspring although they are hypocrites with no prospect of Covenant blessings.
Strictly speaking a covenant is an agreement between two parties, but since man cannot negotiate a mutual deal with his sovereign God, the Covenant on God's part is one of gratuitous promise, an act of pure grace requiring man's acceptance of and obedience to its conditions as the consequence of the grace he has experienced and the end which God designs to His glory, not that this is a meritorious condition attached to the Covenant for the promise is of unconditional grace.
This helps us to understand Galatians 3:19-21, "The Law was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator [Moses]. Now a mediator is not an intermediary of one party, but God is one party." This shows us that Jesus Christ the righteous, the Mediator under the New Covenant, is the One Person of God who made the Promise to Abraham and manifest in virgin-born flesh fulfilled the part of our kinsman Redeemer, then became Mediator through the Church Ages when the Book was sealed so that those with only PART-Word might receive eternal Life by grace through faith and "walk perfectly before Him . . . in love" (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). "Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? God forbid: for if the Law had been a power to give eternal Life, righteousness would indeed be by the Law." But righteousness and redemption is by grace through faith alone without legal conditions, and our Mediator being at the same time the Covenanting Party who made the promise brings men into communion by our invisible union in the common faith whereas the Law interposed a mediator and conditions between man and God, bringing condemnation and death, or as Brother Branham would say, "the Law condemns and puts you in prison but it cannot get you out".
Fortunately the Law was given only to Israel but the promise was confirmed four hundred years beforehand when God said He would manifest in Abraham's Royal Seed who is Jesus: "God in Christ" (Galatians 3:17; II Corinthians 5:19; Isaiah 9:6). As the last Adam Jesus represented the first Adam and all of His race (I Corinthians 15:22, 45-47; Galatians 3:28-29), bearing in Himself "all the fullness of the Godhead bodily" (Colossians 2:9-10), and when His redemptive work has reached its conclusion with all things reconciled to God and all anti-Christ, anti-Word and anti-Life opposition destroyed, the first God-man who presently exercises "all power in heaven and on earth" as a material manifestation of God (I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:14; I John 1:1-5) will transfer the heavens as a realm made entirely subject with no opposing force, where the eternal Spirit can rule with majesty serene and undisturbed, while placing Himself along with His Kingdom on earth under subjection. Then the true oneness of God shall be fully manifest as "all in all" and the "saved" will worship God throughout eternity in the manifestation of His glorified Family—Jesus Christ and His Wife (I Corinthians 15:24; Zechariah 14:9).
For the benefit of any reader who may desire to observe sabbath days and other elements of the Mosaic Law, the curse of the legal Covenant of Sinai was introduced as a "schoolmaster [on account of Israel's unbelief] to bring the nation to Jesus Messiah that it might be justified by faith and reborn in one day" (Galatians 3:10, 24; Isaiah 66:8). Thus the Law is a parenthesis between the promise to Abraham and its fulfillment in His promised Seed, Christ (Galatians 3:17). "The Law was added because of transgressions until the promised Seed [singular] should come concerning whom the promise was made" (Galatians 3:19). It was given in order to show sins in their true light and bring to man's consciousness his great need of grace, having fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:20; 4:15; 5:13, 20; 7:7-9). Hence the language of the Law was specific and "the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the Law shall live by it" (Romans 10:5). But whereas God was stipulating specific requirements as one might teach children the first principles of the Word of God, repeating "precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line," men with impure hearts and carnal minds read between the lines to find exclusions and devise loopholes in the Law which they compiled as its antithesis, the Talmud. However God had made another Covenant with David that defined his lineage as that through which the promised Seed of Abraham should come (II Samuel 7:12-17; Psalm 89:2; Isaiah 11:10). Now as God's Covenant with Abraham found its fulfillment in Christ, so also did the Covenant of the Law, for Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law for us that He might be "the Lord our righteousness . . . the end of the Law for righteousness to every one who believes" (Jeremiah 23:6; Romans 10:4; I Corinthians 1:30; Matthew 3:15; 5:17; Isaiah 42:21; 45:24-25).
The blessings of Abraham's grace Covenant to Abraham and His Seed singular were promised to Abraham in recognition of his faith (Genesis 17:7; Romans 4). The lineage to the promised Seed ran exclusively through Abraham's natural seed, but the blessings were apprehended by every man and woman of faith in Adam's race. Romans 9:6-8: Thus it is "not as though the Word of God had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel, belong to Israel: neither are they all the seed of Abraham, because they are his descendants: but, In Isaac shall your seed be named after you. This means that it is not his physical descendants who are the children of God: but the children of the promise are reckoned as his seed." And the promise is by faith unto election (Galatians 3:26-29).
Now there are two Covenants, the Old and the New, and God cannot recognize Abraham's natural seed who have been blind to the faith for over two millennia and deal with them in redemption until the fullness of the Gentile dispensation comes to pass (Romans 11:25). But when that time comes the Lord will deal only with the descendents of the pure blood of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. All other lineages will be excluded on that day as the Word of the two Hebrew witnesses of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 calls an election of 12,000 blood Israelites from each of the twelve tribes who return to the Promised Land in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Revelation 7:4-8; Jeremiah 3:18; 23:5-8, etc).
Isaiah chapters 60 to 62 speak of the return of the twelve tribes to the land of Israel for their redemption in this time and declare the glory to be bestowed upon the nation when the Kingdom is restored, and how, in the renewed heavens and earth that follow the millennium the nations of the redeemed will bring their glory into new Jerusalem where the 144,000 Israelites will reside. "Arise, My people! Let your Light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Darkness as black as night shall cover the Gentiles, but the glory of the Lord will shine from you. All nations will come to your Light; mighty kings will come to see the glory of the Lord upon you.
Lift up your eyes and see! For your sons and daughters are coming home to you from afar. . . I have reserved the ships of many lands, the very best, to bring the sons of Israel home again from far away . . . for the Holy One of Israel, known around the world, has glorified you".
But the year of blessing and salvation to Israel is the day of God's vengeance upon the heathen and the enemies of Israel, predominantly the Serpent's seed offspring of his blood brother Esau. As Isaac prophesied over Esau in Genesis 27:40-41, "You will live by your sword and serve your brother; and it will come to pass when you have the dominion, that you shall break Jacob's yoke from off your neck. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob." If you have been following the news over the past four thousand years you will know that in the present day Esau is daily murdering his brother Israel by the proxy armies of the colonies of the empire of the 'City of London'.
Jacob and Esau were brothers as the Bride of Christ and the great whore were sisters, and as Esau had no respect to the birthright but marred his inheritance by marrying two Serpent's seed women, the false church has despised her birthright by marrying Rome's Babylonian religion at the First Nicene Council, bearing a hybrid religion whose denominational offspring cannot breed back to the Word of the last Adam any more than Esau's physical offspring can breed back to the first Adam. And as Esau's perpetual retribution against Israel became a permanent resistance against God manifest in idolatry, the spirit of revenge in the false church for the grace received by God's elect will yet see her led by Satan incarnate, killing all who refuse to do her obeisance. And like Esau, the impenitent false church is reprobate concerning the faith.
From the approach to the Promised Land to the days the kings, Edom opposed Israel (Numbers 20:14-21; I Samuel 14:47; II Kings 16:6; here "Syria" should be "Edom"). When Israel and Judah declined, Edom "broke Israel's yoke from off his neck" as foretold by Isaac, reconquered its lost cities and invaded southern Judah (II Kings 8:20-22; II Chronicles 28:17). Edom also joined the Chaldeans when Nebuchadnezzar defeated Jerusalem and called for the Temple to be razed (Psalm 137:7), hence the denunciations against Edom in Obadiah, Jeremiah 49:7-22, Ezekiel 25:12-14, and 35 – 36. During the Babylonian Captivity, the Nabateans drove the Edomites out of their country, who upon that seized the land of Simeon and Southern Judea as far north as Hebron so that "Idumea" came to mean the region between the Arabah and the Mediterranean. Then following the Captivity, the returning Benjamites found their inheritance also occupied by Edomites and relocated to new land in "Galilee of the Gentiles".
In 130BC, John Hyrcanus, Judah's high priest defeated and forcibly assimilated the Edomites who "were hereafter no other than Jews" (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, XIII, 9:1). An editor's footnote on this page quotes the ancient historian, Ammonius, "The Idumeans were . . . subdued by the Jews [i.e. Judahites] and compelled to be circumcised, and to unite into one nation, and be subject to the same laws, they were called Jews." In 37BC the Roman Senate decreed Antipater, an Idumean, procurator over all Judea. His son was king Herod the Great who attempted to assassinate the infant Jesus to recover the blessing Esau had forfeited and prevent the reign of the House of David, so you will appreciate why "Jesus lived in Galilee: for He would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him." Just before the siege under Titus 20,000 Idumeans were admitted into Jerusalem and filled it with bloodshed and rapine, and with the Jewish-Roman Wars (AD66-73) the nation of Edom ceased to exist as a settled state.
Because Edom was included in the Judean community, the Idumeans formed a part of the "Jewish" nation and the kings were of Edomite descent, just as the land of Palestine is called Idumea in Ezekiel 35 and 36. But Jesus knew who He was as did Paul who distinguished himself from Jewry, as "Of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the Law, a Pharisee" (Philippians 3:5). Neither of these men were "Jews," indeed to call Jesus a Jew is tantamount to calling Him Serpent's seed and accursed of God (Matthew 23:33-35). Yes, I know what Brother Branham said, but he spoke in the vernacular and the common people heard him gladly, however he was not using that word as doctrine but leaving it to the elect to discern, otherwise his own life and the Message may have been cut short.
So when Ezekiel 35 and 36 declare that Esau/Edom, the most hateful and bitterest of all the heathen shall be utterly destroyed (Heb. 'cherem') and that those who were then rejoicing over Israel's calamities must themselves become a spoil without any prospect of recovery, it is using the words Edom and Seir figuratively of the non-Semitic anti-Semitic self-styled Jews who have occupied Judea since the Captivity.
Isaiah 63 describes Christ as the righteous Judge (Numbers 24:17-19; John 5:27) riding out of Edom, that is out of Judea in "the time of Jacob's trouble," for Palestine was called Idumea in His day, as "spiritually it is called Sodom and Egypt" today, and remains Idumea, as Daniel and Jesus prophesied it will be ruled by Gentiles unto the consummation (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24).
In Daniel 9:26-27 God foretells another covenant to be agreed in the near future between two groups of Gentiles in which: "The people of the prince [pope] that shall come [out of Rome] will make a covenant with the self-styled Jews [of the 'City of London'] for one week (the last of Daniel's Seventy Weeks): and in the middle of the week he will cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease, [which the self-styled Jews will have restored following the demolition of the Dome of the Rock], and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate [by forcing his Judaeo-Catholic mark of the beast, Trinitarianism], until the consummation, when the decreed end is poured upon the desolator".
In 1963 when the US dollar was still convertible into gold Brother Branham said, "After the church is taken away, Rome and the Jews will make a covenant with one another. The Bible said they would, with the holy people. And now notice, they'll make it, because why? This nation is going to be busted, and the rest of the world that's on the gold standard is busted. You know that. If we're living off of taxes, [treasury] bills due for forty years from now, where are we at? There's only one thing can happen. That's to call in the currency and pay off the bonds; and we can't do it. Wall Street owns them, and Wall Street's controlled by the Jews; the rest of it's in the Vatican, and the Jews has got the rest of it in Wall Street with the commerce of the world" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 168:5).
"Just looking at it in the natural standpoint, which may be a million miles off, I do believe that right there in that money. . . "The love of money is the root of all evil." And I believe that right along in there will start the ball a-rolling.
Now, the Catholic church back there from charging for mass and so forth, holds the wealth of the world. You remember, the Bible said she was rich, and how she was. And remember, not only just on one nation, she's rich on every nation there is under heaven. She reaches out. She has the money. Now, what they don't have, Wall Street has which is controlled by the Jews.
Now, and you remember he got the money. When Jacob returned, last night we find out, and become Israel, he really had the money, but his money wouldn't buy him nothing (See?) to Esau. Esau had it too, [the Babylonian Talmud called Rome "Esau," but Brother Branham said], see both anti[-Christ impostors] . . . See, just as perfectly.
Now, watch here. I said they might want to consolidate together on the money, and the Roman power take the Jewish power of money, breaking the covenant" (ibid, p. 505:2-5).
Isaiah 63:1-6, asks the rhetorical question, "Who is this who comes from Edom in crimson-stained garments from Bozrah? He that is glorious in His apparel, marching in the greatness of His might?
It is I announcing your vindication and salvation, mighty to save.
Why is your apparel red and your clothing stained like one who treads in the wine press?
I have trodden the winepress alone; and from the nations there was none with Me. In My wrath I will tread them like grapes and their lifeblood shall be sprinkled on My clothing, and I will stain all My raiment. For the day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come. I looked, but there was no one to help; and I was appalled that there was none to uphold: so My own arm brought Me victory, My own indignation upheld Me, and I executed vengeance unaided. And I will tread down the nations in My anger, I will make them drunk in My fury, and pour out their lifeblood on the ground".
Jesus Messiah is portrayed as coming from executing judgment on Edom—the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews—"a radically corrupt people, that is to have no share in the Messianic salvation" (Hengstenberg, History of the Kingdom of God; Clark translation) who hate Israelites with venom (Genesis 27:41; Ezekiel 35:11). The subject here is the dissolution, by the 'parousia' Coming of Christ as prophesied by Moses (Numbers 24:19-19), of the "Jewish" nation, represented here by Bozrah, Edom and Seir. This judgment upon the Edomite "Jews" is God's righteous vindication of true Israelites following their revelation of His 'parousia' as Son of man, for it is not until He has raised up the tabernacle of David by the rebirth of Israel in one day that He takes possession of Edom, executing their destruction (Amos 9:11-12; Psalm 110:5-6; Revelation 14:1-5), followed by "the day of vengeance of our God" on all unbelieving Gentiles as described in verses 3-6 which is inseparably connected with Israel's jubilee, "the acceptable day of the Lord" whose belated recognition they will mourn, having rejected the Atonement for 2,000 years (Joel 3:13; Isaiah 61:2; Zechariah 12:10 – 13:9; Revelation 14:14-20; 19:13-15, 18, 21). As there can be no true grace without justice, the 144,000 elect Israelites must pass through the fire of affliction and become purified (Malachi 3:2-6); for the same reason heathendom, whose iniquity is full, must show that it has fallen under Divine justice, for grace is not the toleration of evil.
The fact that the Lord treads the winepress alone is indicative of universal apostasy (Revelation 13:4-8; 17:8), even the false church assists Him not. This is anomalous with past experiences; when the Lord executed judgement through the nations. As He used Medo-Persia to punish Babylon, Assyria to judge Israel, and Babylon and Rome to punish Judah He will employ Judaeo-Communist Russia to destroy Judaeo-Catholic Vatican City State and her Protestant image, the United States of America. No nation is prepared to assist in the judgment on Edom, that is, the modern state of Israel, because Edom's judgment is the judgment due upon every nation, and every nation supports her iniquity. Therefore He will smite them all with the Sword of the Word that proceeds from his mouth (Revelation 19:15, 21).
Isaiah 63:1-6 is Revelation 19. "It is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompenses [under the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet] for the controversy of Zion" (Isaiah 34:8). Isaiah 34:4-5 describes the casting down to earth of Satan and his host which, as explained in Newsletter #600, is his expulsion from the mind and soul of God's elect by their revelation of the fullness of Christ's 'parousia Coming in power to restore the Kingdom to Israel. Satan's exposure by Israel's revelation of the Trumpet mysteries confines him to "Idumea," that is, to Jewry (Revelation 12:8-9).
Isaiah 34 prophesies judgment on all nations beginning with Idumea, the 'multicultural' state of non-Semitic modern Israel. The Lord summons all nations to hear his address, because all nations are complicit in "the controversy of Zion." Being man-pleasers without a revelation, their politicians are "grumblers, malcontents following their own passions, whose loud mouths give vent to arrogant remarks, while they flatter to one's face to gain advantage" (Jude 16). They blindly identify with the Edomite Jews who have sought to usurp the Divine election and coveted the Promised Land, which is Jehovah's possession, reckoning the injury to their ancestor Esau while disregarding the Covenant revelation and God's grace despite the sins of the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Ezekiel 35:10).
"Draw near, O nations of the earth, to hear, and listen you peoples! Let the whole world and all its fullness hear, the world, and its offspring. For the Lord is enraged against all the nations, and His indignation is upon all their armies: He will utterly destroy (Heb. 'cherem') and has devoted them to slaughter." Like the Edomite and Khazar imposters, they will be cast out, unburied, so that their stench shall mount up and whole mountains will be washed away by their blood when God's intentions, beginning in heaven (verses 1-2), are enacted here on earth. First upon Edom, "and their land shall be saturated with blood, and their soil saturated with fat" in the consummation of Armageddon after Satan is cast down at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 12:8-9; 14:18-20).
Adam's children without Covenant relationship had better redeem the time, because when Los Angeles sinks beneath the Pacific the Gentile dispensation will be over, and the Lord will begin calling 144,000 elect Israelites, not Jews or Israelis. From that time the only way the non-elect of Adam's race can maintain their name on the Book of Life will be martyrdom. Billions of names will be removed from the Book and those souls will be as lost as those of Cain's race whose names were never in the Book of Life. nl601.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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