Bible Believers' Newsletter #634
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our main Article in this Newsletter is the first installment of a review of Revelation chapter four, which for the benefit of some of new subscribers is upheld both by Scripture and quotations from the Message of God's Prophet, William Branham. I pray the Lord impresses upon you the extreme lateness of the hour and the humbling grace with which He has blessed you through the Message considering millions imprisoned in the world church system have no conception their worship is in vain and their church apostate.
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
Vatican promises to open Wartime Archives
May 25, 2010 — Vatican archives for the entire period of the Second World War, when the Church has been accused of failing to do enough to help the Jewish people, will be opened soon for scholarly research. Cardinal Walter Kasper, head of the Council for Christian Unity, also warned that cutting itself off from its Jewish roots for centuries weakened the Church so badly that it could only offer a "feeble" resistance against persecution of the Jews.
He said that Israel without the Church was in danger of becoming "too particularistic and reclusive", but that the Church without Israel was "in danger of losing its historical grounding and becoming ahistorical and Gnostic." He added: "Judaism and Christianity need each other and therefore are dependent on each other". . .
This month Cardinal Kasper, a theologian and linguist, was honoured in the US for "extraordinary" achievements in interfaith dialogue. The American Jewish committee presented him with the prestigious Isaiah Inter-religious Award at its annual meeting in Washington DC. Full story: timesonline.co.uk
Comment: The Roman church has "Jewish roots," Christianity has no historic of present association with Jewry except as victim of Jewish pogroms. Indeed the word "JEW" was in no Bible in any language prior to the latter part of the eighteenth century and this new word has a contradictory meaning to the two words it has replaced.
Roman Catholicism "without Israel was "in danger of losing its historical grounding and becoming ahistorical and Gnostic" because the two must consummate the agreement prophesied in Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 17:11-18, without which the plan for Lucifer's totalitarian one world government will not come to fruition.
"Judaism and Christianity need each other and therefore are dependent on each other." Nonsense. Judaism is the antithesis of Yahweh Torah and of Christianity. Judaeo-Roman Catholic church and Edomite Judaism "need each other and therefore are dependent on each other."
Why would "democratic" Germany—of all countries—want to keep the Adolf Eichmann files, detailing the years of the so-called holocaust, sealed? After all it is "democratic" Germany that persecutes and prosecutes free holocaust research more than any other lobby-controlled country. It is "democratic" Germany that insists the fantastic story of six million "gassed" Jews is true. Non-believers face prison sentences up to life in Germany. Why then would Germany want the Eichmann files sealed? There answer is: these files, if opened, would expose the holocaust Germany declared sacrosanct, a BIG LIE.
The same tactic applies to sealed Vatican archives for the years of the so-called holocaust. Hundreds of Catholic ministers who performed pastoral care at the Auschwitz camp reported every detail to Rome. globalfire.tv/nj
Von Braun: Illuminati Plan for E.T. Deception
May 26, 2010 — Dr. Wernher Von Braun was privy to work on anti gravity propulsion vehicles. With access to NASA's secret programs, von Braun apparently began to see the "big picture" regarding the true goals of America's space program and how the military-industrial complex was manipulating it according to a secret, hidden agenda. . . He said a secretive transnational power, already in existence, would move to permanently take control of this planet through a hoaxed alien invasion from outer space.
According to von Braun, space based weapons, later known as the "Star Wars" program, were to be promoted as a "shield" against the Russians. Then, as a defense against 'rogue' nations. Then, as protection against asteroids and meteors. Finally they would be presented as a safeguard against an extraterrestrial threat. . .
According to von Braun, all of these rationales would be lies. These space-based weapons would be useless against nuclear suitcase bombs available even in 1974, as well as chemical, viral, bacterial and biological terror weapons. More importantly, von Braun told Rosin, we already had the technology to build anti-gravity vehicles and entire transportation systems which did not require so-called 'fossil' fuels. Instead, they used "beams" of energy, eliminating all pollution. . .
Full story: henrymakow.com
Comment: This confirms disclosures by Dr. "Peter Beter" in the '70s covered in several Newsletters. Along with climate change this was among the HOAXES postulated in "Report from Iron Mountain." Enter these KeyWords in the "Search this Site" window on our main page.
Victory in Sight
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 form the blue print and provide 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 exposes the incompetence, corruption and treachery in the judiciary. Full story: rightsandwrong.com.au Indictment Plaintiff's Affidavit Notice of Motion Defendant's Submission Plaintiff's Reply Notice of Understanding and Intent and Claim of Right
Comment: For almost 3 decades, since the passing of the infamous, duplicitous and unlawful Credit Consumers Act 1981, the banksters of the City of London have been stealing and killing and destroying. Since 1996, Dr. Wilson has been trying to sever the variable interest rate component from loan contracts, because certainty of terms is one of the eight essential elements for the creation of a contract. Brother John has been unlawfully imprisoned for months at a time and 'the City' has attempted to have him certified mentally unsound.
First Ethnic Statistics ever published in France reveal 54% of Babies born in Paris are Black
May 24, 2010 — In France, ethnic statistics are forbidden. But they left a flaw in their system: drepanocytosis is a genetic illness that only affects Blacks. Today, a map showing the "risk population" for drepanocytosis has been published: thus, the "Black population".
This is the first time ever that we have such ethnic statistics in France. And the results are. . . alarming. This only counts for BLACKS. . . Arabs are the other half. . . Full story: eutimes.net
Comment: This is the manifestation of Jesus' prophecy in Matthew 24:37. Multiculturalism is miscegenation, which is a accursed of God and a universal repetition of the original sin (Genesis 1:11; 6:1-4). Professor Kevin MacDonald of California State University, Long Beach, finds that Jews have been the foremost advocates of immigration in England, France, and Canada, and that Jewish groups were the most vocal opponents of independence for Quebec. Australian Jews led the effort to dismantle the "white Australia" policy, one reason for which was cited in an editorial in the Australian Jewish Democrat: "The strengthening of multi-cultural or diverse Australia is also our most effective insurance policy against anti-Semitism. The day Australia has a Chinese Australian Governor General I would feel more confident of my freedom to live as a Jewish Australian." Like Earl Raab writing about the United States, this Australian Jew is prepared to sacrifice the traditional culture, people, and identity of Australia to specifically Jewish interests. It would not be surprising if such an openly expressed objective did not have the opposite effect from that intended, and increase anti-Jewish sentiment.
Speaking before a special meeting of the Emergency Council of European Rabbis in Budapest on January 12, 1952, Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovich said concerning progress towards their NWO, ". . . We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter-racial tensions, forbid the whites to mate with whites. The white women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the white men with black women. Thus the white race will disappear, for mixing the dark with the white means the end of the white man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory . . ."
Corporal Klinger and the Barney Frank Brigade
May 26, 2010 — While some might scoff at the idea of transgendered soldiers ever serving in the Armed Forces, the transgendered are an essential component of the so-called LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) community pushing repeal of the military’s homosexual exclusion policy. Don't forget that the Obama Administration has already claimed credit for the first openly transgendered appointee to the federal bureaucracy—a man/woman at the Commerce Department named Mitchell/Amanda Simpson. . . While it is tempting to think that the only damage that would be done would be the turning of our once-feared military into a global laughingstock, there are important national security and health implications to the homosexualization of the Armed Forces. . . Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: "As it was in the days of Lot" (Luke 17:28-30).
Gulf Oil Gusher Conspiracy Coverup
May 27, 2010 — Was this disaster just an accident, or were other more sinister forces at play in order to further cripple society toward a more manageable population size? Ominous midnight symbolism. BP's "live" feed caught in an obvious short loop shows further evidence of cover-up. Full story: pesn.com bp.concerts.com
Everything about this Year's Bilderberg Conference!
May 28, 2010 — "Sovereign states' legal systems and political establishments entail numerous obstacles to oligarchic globalism, but the coordination of corporate practice—establishing a global cartel which embraces all economic sectors—makes it possible to circumvent these restrictions. On this point, the Bilderbergs (also called "The secret world government" and "the Quisling factory") constitute a threat to civilized society". . . participants' mouths seems to be sealed with Seven Seals . . . complemented by an almost complete media blackout, in that the mainstream media neglects to mention that Bilderberg meetings take place.
All of the Bilderberg construction is inherently undemocratic, and thus a threat to basic values of "the enlightened Western country with transparency in government, in politics, press freedom and deeply embedded democratic rights". . . the most important Bilderberg participants over the years has been democratically elected leaders, who have abused the trust of their constituents by attending Bilderberg meetings behind voters' backs without having to stand up after the meetings and inform what obligations they have incurred as a result of their participation. . .
Knights of Malta and the Society of Jesus were present when the plans for today's EU was hatched. EU citizens were lured into the community under the promise of "freedom and prosperity" (much of which has also manifested itself in practice) while the iron hand in the form of continuous centralization of power and undermining of civil liberties would remain hidden until it was become an irreversible fait accompli, and too late for EU citizens to prevent.
Henry Kissinger will be absent from this year's meeting because he fears arrest. Only Jesuit intervention of senior Irish power men prevented him finally being collected in Ireland for his extensive criminal record. . . Full story: nyhetsspeilet.no
Throne of Mercy and Judgment
Before we study "The Revelation of the Seven Seals" let us examine Revelation chapter four and review teachings vital to comprehending the present Truth: Redemption is Over, Christ's Mediation, The Rapture and the Second Coming, and Christ's Parousia to we Gentiles, all thoroughly supported by Scripture but may be unfamiliar to new subscribers. However in this article, they will be supported by quotations from the Message of God's Prophet, William Branham. Newcomers to his Message are admonished to study the main articles of Newsletters #627 to #633, and confirm their understanding with God's unchanging Word from Genesis to Revelation in order to build faith in the present Truth based on the foundation of the apostles and prophets.
Haggai 2:6-7, "Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, in a little while, and I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come. . ."
The arrival of the true Temple in which we are pillars metaphorically shook the world, and Israel under the rule of Edomite Jewry (to whom He was not sent) rejected Messiah, but we Gentiles desired Him. In Hebrews 12:26-28, Paul condenses Haggai 2:6-7 and Haggai 2:21-22, implying it was one and the same shaking, beginning at His first advent and finished at the second. The present Spiritual shaking of this end-time Message will be confirmed by a universal convulsion in nature.
John was the covenant prophet foretold in Isaiah 40:3-4 seven hundred and twelve years before he was born. From the age of nine he lived in the wilderness free from denominational influences, and when he commenced preaching at the age of thirty he did not promote his ministry with signboards or announcements in the synagogues, but clad only in sheepskin walked out of the desert into the Jordan calling for repentance and baptism. This was when "the high places were made low, and the low places were made high."
John was so humble and his Message so simple the denominations dismissed him and could not recognize the significance of his Message which shook Israel who did not perceive it, for God had blinded their eyes and sealed their ears that they should not see (Isaiah 29:10-12). But the elect did receive It. "When John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said, Who warned you Serpent's seed to flee from the approaching judgment? Bring forth fruits that befit repentance, and do not presume to say to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I assure you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham." (His power and liberty are not limited by hereditary right. He may reject them as spurious children of Abraham; and on the other hand He is able to transform Gentiles of Adam's race to genuine children of Abraham by faith (Romans 9; Galatians 3:26-29).
"The axe is already laid to the root of the trees [for the spiritual world and mankind are made of those two trees which had their roots in Eden. The punishment of the spurious descendants of Abraham had begun and will descend upon all unfruitful trees, or trees of a bad kind (Matthew 7:15-21)]: therefore every tree that fails to bring forth good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. Whereas I baptize you with water for repentance: He who comes after me is so far superior to me, I am not fit to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with Fire. The winnowing fan is in His hand, and he will thoroughly purge His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the granary, but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable Fire" (Matthew 3:7-12).
At the end of the Gentile dispensation, the Gospel preached by the fourth 'Elijah,' Brother Branham, is shaking a world seemingly oblivious to its call and immune to his Message, but since the 'parousia' Coming of the Bridegroom it is shaking the elect fruit out of Mystery Babylon to be filled with His Spirit (Matthew 25:5-6). Quoting Hebrews 12:26 he said, "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven." Once more God will shake the earth and with it shake everything loose that can be shaken. Then He will renovate it. Just last March, 1964, that Good Friday earthquake of Alaska shook the whole world though it did not unbalance it. But God was warning by a world tremor what He will soon do on a greater scale. He is going to blast and rock this sin-cursed world, my brother, my sister, and there is only one place that can stand that shock, and that is in the fold of the Lord Jesus. And I would beseech you while God's mercy is still available to you, that you give your whole life, unreservedly to Jesus Christ, Who as the faithful Shepherd will save you and care for you and present you faultless in glory with exceeding great joy" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 323).
Chapters one to three of the Book of Revelation contain God's Messages to the Church. The whole Church was complete when the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was born-again in Revelation three since His end-time Bride predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word by the revelation of the Seven Seals was fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary and does not require mediation for ignorance (I Corinthians 13:10), so His Mediation was fulfilled before the revelation of the Seals. From chapters four to nineteen the modern state of Israel is restored in Palestine (Matthew 24:32-35) where the Lord will reveal the Seven Trumpet mysteries to 144,000 elect Israelites. Chapters nineteen to twenty-two deal with Israel's revelation of Christ's 'parousia' Coming, the return of the Church as a glorified Bride adorned for her Husband, the final disposition of sin and the renewed heavens and earth.
Revelation 1:9-13, "I, John, your brother and companion in the tribulation [of the Gentile dispensation (Matthew 24:21-29)], and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island of Patmos on account of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day [which will commence when Israel's Seventh Trump signals the end of the Gentile dispensation with the sinking of Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300-400 mile section of earth]; and I heard behind me a loud Voice like a trumpet saying, Write what you see in a book, and send it to the seven churches—to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamos and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea. Then I turned to see whose Voice was speaking to me, and [behind me, back in the Church Ages of man's day which was past] I saw seven golden lampstands [signifying the Bride drawn out from each Age, which were all fulfilled], and in their midst stood One like the Son of man (Daniel 7:13; Revelation 14:14), dressed in a robe that reached to His feet, and girt [like a judge] about the chest with a golden girdle." He is no longer in the office of Son of God mediating for the ignorance of the PART-Word saints, for the last saint predestinated the Church Ages has been born-again (Daniel 7:1-10; John 5:27).
Brother Branham said, "He wasn't in His priesthood now [as Son of God and Mediator]. John went all the way over into the Lord's day and saw Him coming as the Judge. . . John 5:22, "For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son." That right? He is the Judge, the Supreme Judge. And John shows that He wasn't in the day of His prophecy, as a prophet, neither was He plumb out into the days of His kingship, but He was in the day of the Lord as a Judge. Now, how many knows that the priest having his girdle, his string around his waistline meant he was in service? Anyone who reads the Testament, who knows the Old Testament, knows that. When a priest is girded around here, he's in service; he's a servant. But He was girded up here: a Judge" (The Patmos Vision, p. 103, 169-170. See Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David and Christ's Offices of Prophet, Priest and King typed in the Old Testament for an explanation of Christ's offices in the different dispensations).
Brother Branham said that in Revelation chapter four John represents the entire Church taken up because when the last saint was baptized into the Laodicean part of the Body the entire Church is redeemed, as Christ's end-time Bride was fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary. Thus, redemption is over. Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride because the Book was sealed until Christ opened and revealed it to "the Seventh Angel" after the Laodicean or Pentecostal Church Age terminated in apostasy "and knows it not" (Revelation 3:17-20; 10:4, 7). During his captivity on Patmos (AD95-96), John was caught up in the Spirit to a time in our near future and in a succession of visions saw and heard William Branham (1909-1965), the angel of Revelation 1:1 expound the Seven Seals as the Lord revealed their mystery to him in 1963 (Revelation 6:1-17; 8:1; 10:1-6; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11).
Revelation 4:1-2, "After all Seven Church Ages were fulfilled [in Revelation 2-3], I saw that the Door of grace remained open in heaven [for Christ's end-time Bride]: and the first Voice [of Revelation 1:10, 12] which I heard speaking to me loud and clear like a trumpet said, Come up here through the open Door [following Brother Branham into the Presence or Shekinah], and I will show you what must take place hereafter. Immediately I was raptured in the Spirit: and saw a throne in heaven, and One seated on the throne." This "One" who holds the Title Deed to everything Adam had forfeited is "the Ancient of days," made flesh to play the part of KINSMAN Redeemer for Adam and his race, claims redemption's rights in Revelation 5 and has "proclaimed the day of vengeance of our God" through Brother Branham's ministry, indicting Rome and the world which has rejected grace (Isaiah 61:2; Revelation 14:9-11; 17:1; 22:6-10, etc).
Revelation 4:1-2 was fulfilled when Brother Branham was caught up from Sunset Mountain into a constellation of the theophanies of the Church Age messengers and the four living creatures on about March 9, 1963 as foreseen in visions recounted to his church the previous December (see Newsletters #632 and #633). We must follow him into the Presence by the mysteries of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals and the unwritten spoken Word of Revelation 8:1 (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 327:1).
The Tabernacle and its services patterned after Moses' heavenly visions were ordained to illustrate God's plan of redemption and the way back into His Presence in the form of a play acted out in simplicity the meek would receive by revelation, but whose literal interpretation would stumble the exalted learning of the wise and prudent. So when reading Scriptures such as Daniel 7:13; Revelation 1:4; 4:8, 11; 5:5-9 and 13, we should not imagine there are two gods, for Jesus Christ is the beginning of the One Person of God creating Himself a part of creation. Thus Leviticus 16 describes the annual day of atonement and how God cleansed the Temple sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the priesthood and of the nation. However, the blood of bulls and goats could not remit but merely covered the sins of the year past pending Messiah's propitiation for the sins of the world. There were two goats: one was made sin and slain, while the other was presented alive before the Lord and led into the wilderness to carry their sins away. The two goats represented the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ who bore our sins upon Himself to Calvary and carried them far away to a place of no more remembrance. Literalist Seventh Day Adventists believe one goat is Satan.
The intellectual Israelite hierarchy and their Edomite impersonators took the literal meaning of the play, crucified Messiah, and after 2,000 years they are determined to build another temple despite Isaiah 66:1-2, and mature adults spend their days examining dumb heifers in search of one hair that is not red, imagining this is the will of God! "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad." The theological presumptions of intellectual nicolaitanes pontificating over psuedo-Christian Establishment and renegade churches have driven men from the simplicity of Gospel faith to reunion with Rome and union with Judaism, as if the insanely literal theories of Unitarianism, trinities, transubstantiation, and false baptisms in three Titles devoid of revelation were not sufficiently carnal in themselves.
Now Jesus Christ is "Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the Lord God who is, and who was and who is coming, the All-mighty" (Revelation 1:8; 17; 2:8). It is He who is seated "with His Father in His throne" (Revelation 3:21). Jesus Christ is the One Person of God who declared, "All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth" (Matthew 28:18; John 13:3; I Corinthians 15:20-28). He is the only "One" seated on the throne (Revelation 4:2).
Speaking of the Church Ages Jesus said, "The Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son: that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son does not honour the Father who sent Him. I assure you absolutely, He who hears My Word, and believes on Him who sent Me, has eternal Life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto Life. I assure you absolutely, The hour is coming, and now is, when those who are dead in sin and trespasses shall hear the Voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live [through new birth during the Church Ages]. For as the Father has eternal Life in Himself; He has granted the Son to have eternal Life in Himself; and given Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of man [in this our day]" (John 5:22-27). So much for Jehovah Witness speculation (II Corinthians 3:6).
Brother Branham said, "Now, God, when He is enthroned, He is then Judge. Is that right? When does the judges judge? When he comes to his judgment seat, a throne" (Revelation Four, Part II, p. 623:214). The scene in Revelation chapter four is set about ten days before the Seals were revealed to the Church in Jeffersonville, the Seven Church Ages are over and Christ is no longer in the office of Son of God and Mediator, but Son of Man enthroned as the Supreme Judge. "He who sat upon the throne was to look upon as jasper and sardius stone [Reuben and Benjamin, the first and the last, Alpha and Omega], and a rainbow that looked like an emerald encircled the throne" (Revelation 4:3; 15:3). An emerald is green, the colour of life. Jesus is the All-mighty, and the covenant sign of this rainbow is not the vertical half bow we see on half of the Earth lit by the natural Sun; the horizontal rainbow of the full circle of seven colors representing all Seven Ages is the glory of the Lord covering the throne, the elders and the four living creatures which represent Spiritual Israel, the Church (as once they represented natural Israel), because Christ is in His Church. The glory of God is Jesus Christ, and the glory of Jesus Christ is His Church.
Brother Branham said, "When John saw Him here [in Revelation four] . . . the day of redeeming was over. It was all over, so he seen Him back in His original condition, an amber colour" (ibid, p. 620:196). "And all this from hereafter . . . will take place on earth after the rapture of the church. See, after the rapture. This is going back now to pick up Israel. After . . . the Ages of the Church . . . The Church never appears again [in the Bible] until Revelation the nineteenth chapter when she returns with Her Bridegroom. Praise God for the wedding" (Revelation Chapter Four Part I, p. 560:58-63).
Revelation 19:7, "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come [to pass], and His wife has made herself ready [for the Wedding Supper]." The marriage is our new birth or Spiritual redemption which takes place on earth.
"We go to the wedding supper, not to the marriage. "Fill your flesh. . . self, of all the flesh of mighty men," 'cause "the marriage of the Lamb has come." But the rapture is going to the Wedding Supper. When the Word here unites with the person, and they two become one, and then what does it do then? It manifests the Son of man again, not the church theologians, the Son of man. The Word and the Church becomes one. Whatever the Son of man done, He was the Word, the Church does the same thing" (William Branham, Proving His Word, p. 44:236).
The rapture is the threefold PROCESS Paul described in I Thessalonians 4:14-18. It commenced in 1963 with the "shout" of Brother Branham's Message calling those who are virgins to Christ the Logos or Word of God, to come out from Roman Babylon and her harlot (once) Protestant daughter churches to meet the heavenly Bridegroom in His 'parousia' Coming and be filled with the Spirit (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4). "The Voice" is Christ, the Archangel over the seven earthly angels, whispering His secrets in the heart of His beloved to place the Message from Genesis to Revelation and bring her to maturity "in the unity of the faith" (Ephesians 4:13). "The Trump" will call the resurrection of the Church Age saints and "the manifestation of the living Sons of God" (Romans 8:19).
The PROCESS called the "rapture" commenced in 1963 after the close of Laodicea when Christ opened the Seven Seals. The opening of the Seven Seals was signified to His Prophet in a vision three months beforehand, in fulfillment of which he was caught up into the Shekinah formed by the theophanies of the seven angels at the opening of the First Seal in March, 1963 while on a hunting trip with several brethren as explained in Newsletter #632 (Is This the Sign of the End, Sir? p. 43:7; Seals, p. 559:5-6; Is Your Life Worthy of the Gospel, p. 4:13; Unveiling of God, p. 50:336; Choosing a Bride, p. 29:3; What is the Attraction on the Mountain, p. 22:143-148; Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ, p. 42:3). Christ came "as a thief in the night" and forty-seven years later the world knows nothing about it. This enables us to understand what the Prophet meant when he said, "Oh, and notice, John, being taken up immediately after the Church Age, was a type of the raptured Church. Immediately after the Church Age is over, this Laodicean Church Age, then comes the rapture. The Church goes up like John did into the Presence of God. Oh, that just winds my soul around. Caught up, at the rapture of the Church. And it said. . . This place, [chapter four of] the Book of Revelations was written (See?), at the end of the Church Age". . . When the Church Ages ceased, He left the earth and moved up into the heaven and called His Redeemed up with Him" (ibid p. 572:125; Part II, p. 593:42).
The second Coming of Christ is not the physical (Gk. 'erchomai') return of the glorified Jesus in the office of Son of David to step out on the atomic ashes of the wicked for the Millennium, but the unseen 'parousia' Coming of Christ the Logos or fullness of the anointed Word through the mouth of His Prophet by the revelation of the Seven Seals to bring His end-time Bride into perfect oneness under preeminence according to His prayer in John 17:21-26. We know Him by faith, not by sight. After our translation He will reveal Himself to Israel in the same manner as Son of man.
Christ came "as a thief in the night" between the Sixth and Seventh Vials, post-World War II when sovereignty was declared for Israel and former imperial colonies. "Demonic spirits" from Imperial and Papal Rome and her pope or false prophet were gathering the world's leaders to Armageddon (Matthew 24:32-35; Luke 21:29-33; Revelation 16:13-16). The PART-Word Saints are finished and sealed away in the uncapped pyramid representing the Seven Church Ages. Their organizations have been apostate since 1963 and "knoweth it not." They will continue preaching their false salvation messages into the tribulation. Christ has come, the rapture commenced forty-seven years ago; the world church system knows nothing about it, and will be just as ignorant when the Gentile dispensation has ended and Christ has taken His Bride Home for the Wedding Supper.
Brother Branham said, "What a far cry from reality is this church age in which we live. And one day soon these men that even now purport to speak for the church will be rising up in the ecumenical move to place a living antichrist as head of their organization which deposes the Lord and we will find Him (Christ) outside the church saying, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me (Revelation 3:20). . ." (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 296:2).
"Yes, there He stands, the Lord of Glory. Once as the Father, He was surrounded by the angels, the archangels, the cherubims, and seraphims and the whole host of heaven, crying, "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God of Hosts." Such was His holiness that no man could approach unto Him. But now we see Him in the Church, sharing His own holiness with us, until in Him we have become the very righteousness of God (Ibid, 297:2).
The Voice John — you — heard in Revelation 4:1 is the Voice of Revelation 10:4, and Ezekiel 1:27-28. Brother Branham said, "After the Church Ages was over, and everything was come ready, made ready the setting of the fourth chapter here, the Church Ages was done. He had done left the earth. You see? Remember, the Voice that spoke to him, behind him, in the seven golden candlesticks [Revelation 1:10, 12), the work was finished. And now that same Voice was speaking up in heaven. What was it? He had done redeemed His people. His earthly work was finished, and He was in glory, calling to John, "Come up hither." Amen. . ."
Through the Seven Church Ages Christ was in the midst of the Lampstands in the South. When the Church goes up, Satan will come down and both he and the Lord will be dealing with Israel represented as the table of shewbread in the North. Isaiah 14:12-13, "How you have fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how you are cut down to the ground, who did weaken the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the North".
"Never forget this, that God promised great shakings and great and mighty works. Now, write this on your notes that you're writing (See, see?), that what man calls mighty and great, God calls foolish. And what man calls foolish, God calls great. Don't forget that (See?); don't forget it. That'll help you along in the years to come, because we're looking for something greater all the time. And we're receiving greater all the time, but the peoples of the world don't know it. Neither did they know it in the days of Noah; neither did they know it in the days of John, in the days of Jesus, in the days of the apostles, in the days of Irenaeus, any of those days; they never knew it. . . Remember, the world is getting the hardest shake its ever had, right now, the church world" (Revelation Chapter Four, Part II, p. 599:76, 81).
This "shaking" is among the elect, it is the 'third pull' of Brother Branham's ministry that flies over the heads of the non-elect. You were caught up into the Spirit and began to see things. After you recognized the very Word of God was Eagle Food, you left the other thing. You've been formed into the living image of the living God. You heard from your theophany. "If this earthly body be dissolved, we have one waiting."
Brother Branham said, "I want you to notice that this was not a throne of grace no more. There the blood had been gone, and the sacrifice was back again, and they had been accepted, and the blood was off the mercy seat. And it was now a judgment seat, because thunders and lightning issued off of it. Is that right?"
"Remember, it was like Mount Sinai. When Moses went on Mount Sinai, what happened? Thunder, lightning. And even if a cow, or a calf, or a sheep, or anyone even touched the mountain, it must die. The Bible said, "So great was the quake that even Moses feared it. . . Said, "Take off your shoes here; you're on holy ground." Joshua the great warrior, was to take the children over and divide their inheritance, could only come halfway up the mountain."
(Like the PART-Word Church, which was completed and sealed into its divisions of the Body, Joshua could not cross over to the Capstone (as illustrated in our diagram). Only the Messenger to the new Age could pass from the revelation for his day into the Light for the new dispensation He was to introduce. And we can only enter the Capstone through the fullness of the Word, who is Christ, the Son of man introduced by the Message the Prophet received when he was caught up into the breach between the Church Ages and the Capstone revelation of the Seals).
"Here stood Moses up there with the colors of God, flashes from lightnings and emeralds around him, watching them commandments be written. Standing in the Presence of God, that Voice speaking back out, "Moses, where are you? Take off your shoes; you're on holy ground." A judgment seat, it was now, nothing could stand there but the redeemed. Sinner could not approach it at all (it's finished), the judgment seat. All right" (Revelation Chapter Four, Part II, p. 622:208-211).
Revelation 4:5-7, "Out from the throne issue lightnings and thunderings and voices: and before the throne burn seven lamps of Fire, which are the seven Spirits of God. Also before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal: and around the throne, on each side were four living beings full of eyes before and behind. The first living being was like a lion; the second like an ox, and the third had the face of a man, and the fourth, like a flying eagle".
The "seven lamps of Fire" represent the Spirit of the Lord sent forth in different measures to anoint the angels and their Messages which baptized the saints into their part of the Body in seven consecutive Church Ages, their lives reflecting the Token of the virtue predominant in their Age (as illustrated on the diagram). All seven Church Ages being fulfilled they are back before the throne, which, in the absence of blood, is no longer a Mercy Seat, but a Judgment Seat upon which Christ sits as Judge.
Do you see the hopeless situation of the non-elect denominational worshippers under the spirit of Laodicea? They declare, "I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing," but have no idea that spiritually, they are "wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked of the Blood of Christ".
The "sea of glass" was the pattern for the brazen laver in which the sacrifice was washed before being offered. In Revelation 15:2 it is "mingled with Fire" as the 144,000 elect Israelites are being purged through the Great Tribulation and baptized into Christ, but in Revelation four it is clear, signifying the Church Age saints have been redeemed.
The heavenly temple was the pattern after which Moses built the Tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, Solomon built the Temple in Jerusalem, and Christ is building His Church as Paul explained in Hebrews 9:23. But when Jesus died, the temple veil rent, and not only a high priest, but whosoever will can have that same anointing of the Shekinah Glory, walk a life holy unto the Lord, and approach the very Presence of God, through the Blood of Jesus Christ to intercede for others. The seven Spirits of God reflected the Light of God for the Age from the Throne of God through the seven angels to the seven golden lampstands or saints whose testimony is reflected into the brass laver to the world.
God first dwelt alone in the heavenly tabernacle, His Throne was a Judgment Seat because "Judgment must begin at the house of God" (I Peter 4:17). Moses represented the pattern in the earthly tabernacle where God dwelt alone between the cherubim above the Judgment Seat in the Holy of Holies, where all Israel gathered to find mercy under the shed blood. The Shekinah departed that Mercy Seat before Nebuchadnezzar conquered Judah and settled on the true Tabernacle six hundred years later. "The Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son" (John 5:22). God's Judgment Seat said, "Whoever is not with Me is against Me; and whoever is not gathering with Me scatters. I tell you therefore: every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men: but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; [another Mercy Seat]; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit [when He comes to dwell in the heart of His Bride] will not be forgiven, either in this age, or in the age to come. [Judgment Seat]. Either make the tree and its fruit to be good; or hold both the tree and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit" (Matthew 12:30-33).
God's patience is constantly strained, calling sinners to come to be reconciled to Him, and judgment is becoming more and more imminent as the Light that once shone from the heavens, shone on earth through the Shekinah, then the Shekinah was made flesh and dwelt among men, redeemed us by His Blood and came into the Church by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and "whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit [in the heart of His Bride], will not be forgiven".
As we learn from Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, His threefold purpose from eternity was to reveal Himself to the people, which He could not do as the unseen Jehovah God who covered all space, time and eternity. First He expressed the fullness of Himself in Christ in order to identify Himself with the human condition. Secondly, through this revelation He sought to bring "the fullness of the godhead bodily" into a people He might live in and have the preeminence to lead His Body of believers, His Bride, and express Himself through them. And thirdly, to restore the Kingdom to its proper estate where He walked with His people in the cool of the evening before it fell in unbelief.
God's threefold purpose for men made in His image was revealed from the heavenly Temple and replicated in the earthly Tabernacle built by Moses, both were shadows and types of the perfect man. As shown on the above diagram, the Temple was approached by the outer court of the congregation gathered under the shed blood on the brazen altar of sacrifice. Passing through the sea of glass where the ashes of the red heifer were made a waters of separation, the believer is "sanctified, being cleansed with the washing of water by the Word [or revelation], that Christ might present to Himself a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish; being holy and faultless" (Ephesians 5:26-27). And finally, through the riven veil of Christ's flesh without condemnation into the very Presence of God in the Holy of Holies (Romans 8; Hebrews 9).
The Tabernacle and Temple were mere shadows and types to instruct Israel of God's plan to reflect Himself in men made in His image as eternal spirits or redeemed souls and after the likeness of His nature and character. The Lord Jesus takes His abode in the temple of our body by three stages of grace through faith. God is love and He chose man's heart for His Throne room. He revealed His will but placed us on free moral agency to choose to reciprocate His love, or to demur. Satan chose man's head for his totalitarian control tower to beguile him into helpless submission by the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. God enters through our outer court, invited by a clear understanding of His revealed Word and redemptive work in Christ, not catechism, creed and church traditions. By this revelation coupled with repentance not only are we forgiven, we are justified by grace through faith as if we never made those mistakes. Perhaps the most simple example of saving faith is when we recognize the true oneness of the godhead through water baptism in that "The Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost" is LORD JESUS CHRIST, and in obedience to Matthew 28:19 we "and are baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, with the promise we will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost [or new birth]. For the promise is to as many as the Lord our God shall call" (Acts 2:38-39). Of course, if you have not been called by God you will ignore His command.
Having thus appealed to God for a clear conscience, He will begin to reveal His requirements for a holy walk, whereby we sanctify the spirit of our mind by bringing the five senses of our body (see, taste, feel, smell and touch) and the five senses of our mortal spirit (conscience, memory, imagination, reasoning and affection) subject to His Word, receiving correction as He reveals our errors in ignorance of the requirements of His unchanging Word. This is called sanctification. The Lord has now entered the antitype of the sanctuary.
Next we must tear down the veil of self-will between the holy place, before God can convert our soul and take His abode and the Holy of Holies of our heart. When we come into oneness with His Word for our day, and see that part of the Word living through us, this is our assurance that we have become a written epistle of the present Truth known and read by all men. nl634.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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