Bible Believers' Newsletter #635
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, an especial welcome to our new subscribers.
We continue to lay the groundwork for our review of the Revelation of the Seven Seals in this week's study of Revelation Chapter Four, supported by Scripture and quotations from the Message of God's Prophet, William Branham. Please redeem the time because at the rate at which the children of Darkness are stripping away all of our individual liberties and natural law it is unlikely any of us will have opportunity to repeat this exercise. So study to "show yourself approved of God, a workman who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth." Don't hastily browse through this Newsletter, but study and prove all things in your own Bible until you know that you know that you know you have the mind of Christ on this chapter.
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Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Russia: Afghan Drug Trade threatens World Peace
June 6, 2010 — Deputy Russian Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov recently called Afghanistan's thriving drug trade supported by the US and NATO the "greatest threat to International peace and security."
Not being reported to the American people about the Afghanistan war is that it has nothing to do with their being protected from terrorists, but rather it involves the billions of dollars gained for many of the West's top intelligence agencies (mainly the CIA) from the heroin produced in this region (90% of World's total) that by 2001 the Taliban had virtually eliminated.
Immediately after the US invasion of Afghanistan in October, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) installed one of their main Afghan operatives, Hamid Karzai, as President, who then put into power his brother Ahmed Wali Karzai, who since then has increased heroin production to levels unseen in modern times and resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of Russian citizen.
Viktor Ivanov, the head of Russia's Federal Drug Control Service, Russia's National drug enforcement agency, told parliament in May that it was reasonable to "call the flow of Afghan opiates the second edition of opium wars". . .
"I can name you a lot of politicians in Russia who said that the Americans specially arranged the situation in Afghanistan so that we would receive a lot of drugs, and this is the real aim of their occupation," said Andrei Klimov, the deputy head of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's lower house of parliament. "I'm not sure this is true, but who knows."
One person who definitely knew it was true was German President Horst Koehler, who after returning from Afghanistan last month linked the war with the defense of German economic interests because it was securing free trade routes for the West and had nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism. . . head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, said he has seen evidence that the proceeds of organized crime were "the only liquid investment capital" available to some banks on the brink of collapse last year. . . a majority of the $352 Billion of drugs profits was absorbed into the economic system as a result. . . this past week Obama's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released what they call a "staff discussion draft" of "potential policy recommendations to support the reinvention of journalism" wherein they called for doctrine of "proprietary facts" that would outlaw anyone writing or reporting on anything that happens unless they use the "facts" provided to them by the government. . . Full story: voanews.com
Comment: The subversives, criminals, assassins, drug pushers, liars and apostates are not the nebulous "them" who never heard the Gospel, but the very definite "us." Brother Branham said, "The renegade is the white man. He's the rascal" (Revelation 3:17-20).
Analysts question Korea Torpedo Incident
May 27, 2010 — How is it that a submarine of a fifth-rate power was able to penetrate a US-South Korean naval exercise and sink a ship that was designed for anti-submarine warfare. . ? Full story: washingtonpost.com
Comment: Check the comments and photographs. Another US-'City of London' false flag operation? For starters it has secured renewal of the US Marine base on Okinawa.
Hawaii Elections Clerk: Obama Birth not Here
June 10, 2010 — A college professor who worked as a senior elections clerk for the City and County of Honolulu in 2008 is making the stunning claim Barack Obama was definitely not born in Hawaii as the White House maintains, and that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama does not even exist in the Aloha State. . . "It's like an open secret. There isn't one. Everyone in the government there knows this". . .
"I managed the absentee-ballot office. It was my job to verify the voters' identity". . . "I had direct access to the Social Security database, the national crime computer, state driver's license information, international passport information, basically just about anything you can imagine to get someone's identity," Adams explained. "I could look up what bank your home mortgage was in. I was informed by my boss that we did not have a birth record [for Obama]". . . To date, no Hawaiian hospital has provided documented confirmation that Obama was born at its facility. . . Full story: wnd.com
WHO Advisors received Kickbacks from H1N1 Vaccine Manufacturers
June 6, 2010 — Top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.
Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions. Full story: naturalnews.com
The Christian Fascists are Growing Stronger
June 7, 2010 — Tens of millions of Americans, lumped into a diffuse and fractious movement known as the Christian right, have begun to dismantle the intellectual and scientific rigor of the Enlightenment [i.e. the Illuminati]. They are creating a theocratic state based on "biblical law," and shutting out all those they define as the enemy. This movement, veering closer and closer to traditional fascism, seeks to force a recalcitrant world to submit before an imperial America. It champions the eradication of social deviants, beginning with homosexuals, and moving on to immigrants, secular humanists, feminists, Jews, Muslims and those they dismiss as "nominal Christians"—meaning Christians who do not embrace their perverted and heretical interpretation of the Bible. Those who defy the mass movement are condemned as posing a threat to the health and hygiene of the country and the family. All will be purged. Full story: truthout.org
Comment: The United States is the image to the beast of Imperial Rome as the (once) Protestant church is the image to Papal Rome. When the false church and state unite, this killing machine will force Rome's mark of the beast, the trinity doctrine, as prophesied in Revelation 13:11-18. Christ will call His "little Flock" Home, the world church system will preach its false salvation message into the tribulation, and Rome will rule to the consummation (Daniel 9:27).
Human Experimentation at Heart of Bush Administration's Torture Program
June 7, 2010 — High-value detainees captured during the Bush administration's "war on terror," who were subjected to brutal torture techniques, were used as "guinea pigs" to gauge the effectiveness of various torture techniques, a practice that has raised troubling comparisons to Nazi-era human experimentation. according to a disturbing new report released by Physicians for Human Rights, an international doctors' organization. Full story: truthout.org
Is Israel exempt from International Law?
June 7, 2010 — Jewish "civil liberties" groups, especially the Anti-Defamation League, increasingly enforce their own perverted definitions of crucial moral terms such as love, hate, bias and tolerance. No one seems particularly bothered by their self-anointed right to form moral judgments for society. Today—after Israel's deadly raid on the relief flotilla—we see that the Jewish state rivals ADL in creating its own self-serving definitions. During the raid, a 19-year-old US citizen was shot five times in the face, leg and back of the head from a range of less than 20 inches. The nine slain Turks were shot a total of 30 times. Israel and its US supporters defend all the commandos' actions. Here are some of Israel's skewed terms. . . Full story: truthtellers.org
Comment: "The ultimate lesson about the Liberty attack was that it had far more effect on policies. Israel's leaders concluded that nothing they might do would bring America's leaders to the point of reprisal. America's leaders did not have the courage to punish Israel for the blatant murder of American citizens. It seems clear their American friends would let them get away with almost anything" (Comment of US Under Secretary of State George Ball on the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, 8th June 1967, as quoted by Ambassador James Akins in the documentary "The Loss of the Liberty" featuring the testimonies of survivors of the attack.
Helen Thomas under Siege [distracts Attention from Israel Attack on Flotilla]
June 7, 2010 — "Any comments on Israel," an offscreen voice asks 90 year-old Thomas, and she responded, "Tell 'em to get the hell out of Palestine! Remember, these people are occupied and it's their land. It's not German, it's not Poland's"!
Asked where Jews should go, Thomas said, "Go home to Germany, Poland or the United States. Full story: truthout.org
Comment: Truth, common sense and the Word of God are never popular. Jewish encyclopedias and some of their most eminent historians affirm Israelis generally have no history in the Middle East, no kinship with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Deuteronomy 7:1-3; Zechariah 12:2), no part in God's Covenant with Israel, and no claim to the Promised Land.
The cowardly dismissal of Helen Thomas shows the US colony of the 'Empire of the City of London' has sunk to England's chattel status. Since her overthrow in 1688, British blood and wealth has been dashed on the altar of world hegemony by her alien master, now sacrificing US wealth and making beasts of men as foretold in Revelation 13:12-18.
US Groups joined Haitian Farmers protesting "Donation" of Monsanto Seeds
June 7, 2010 — "We're for seeds that have never been touched by multinationals. In our advocacy, we say that seeds are the patrimony of humanity. No one can control them," said Doudou Pierre, national coordinating committee member of the National Haitian Network for Food Sovereignty and Food Security (RENHASSA), in a recent interview. "We reject Monsanto and their GMOs. GMOs would be the extermination of our people." Full story: truthout.org
Bilderberg 2010 Agenda Leaked
June 4, 2010 — This is the first year that the press have been invited to this truly unique event, and we pledge to make their experience a great one, leading to high levels of press coverage and maximum exposure for Bilderberg. This is the year that Bilderberg truly steps out of the shadows and into the light. Full story: trilever.com. Bilderberg now have their own website.
1. Will the Euro Survive?
2. Development in Europe: Europe's Exit Strategy. . . On Hold?
3. Do We Have Institutions to Deal With the World Economy?
4. Greece: Lessons and Forward-looking Strategies
5. NATO and Afghanistan: The Practical Agenda for the Alliance
6. Iran and Russia: Economic and Financial Threats to the Alliance
7. The Consequences of War Against Terrorism
8. The Influence of Domestic Issues on American Foreign Policy
9.The Outlook for Japan's Economy
10. The Future of the US Dollar: Alternative Scenarios Full story: blacklistednews.com
Four Living Creatures
Ezekiel 1:4-18, "In visions from God I saw a whirlwind coming from the north, and a great Cloud with brightness about it and Fire flashing forth continually; and in the midst of the Fire was Something that shone like polished brass. Out of its center emerged four forms that looked like men, except each had four faces and four wings! Their legs were like those of men, but their feet were cloven like calves' feet, and they shone like burnished brass. Under each of their wings I could see human hands."
"The four living creatures were joined wing to wing, and flew straight forward without turning. Each had the face of a Man in front, with a Lion's face on the right side of his head, the face of a Ox on his left side, and the face of a flying Eagle at the back of his head! When their wings were spread out above, one pair of each touched the wings of the living creature on each side, and the other pair covered his body. Each went straight forward without turning wherever the Spirit impelled them to go."
"Going up and down among them were other forms that glowed like burning coals of fire or brilliant torches, moving to and fro among the living creatures; and out of the Fire lightning flashed. As I stared, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each of the four living creatures. In appearance was like polished amber, each was constructed with a second wheel crosswise inside so they could go in any of their four directions without having to face around. The four wheels had rims and spokes, and the rims were filled with eyes".
These are God's Throne guards who follow Him wherever He goes in space, time and eternity. The eyes speak of their understanding of "the things which are, and the things that will be hereafter" (Revelation 1:19; 4:1), and the vision is set "In the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, when the mystery of God spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began should be finished" (Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7).
Israel's high priest entered the Presence of the Lord God once a year on the Day of Atonement by the blood of goats sacrificed at the door of the Tabernacle exclusively for the sin of the blood descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and a bullock for his sin and that of his fellow priests. Before entering the Holy Place he washed his hands and feet in the brazen laver, then made his annual entry into the Holy of Holies—all of this was a type of Christ's atonement for the sin of His KINSMEN of Adam's race, few of whom were Semitic as Shem was born just prior to the Great Flood, and certainly not for any of Cain's lineage, who are not in the genealogy of Adam, which is the Book of Life, and have no part in salvation.
God's dwelling under tents of animal skins portrayed His desire to dwell in the Spiritual tabernacle of souls created in His image, redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb, clothed in glorified bodies, and reflecting the likeness of his character and nature that He might gather glory to Himself. After Eve fell through unbelief in the revealed Word, Adam forfeited his dominion to Satan by taking her back (Leviticus 21:9). As a consequence we are born in his iniquity and conceived in Eve's lust under the nature of the god of this world and must be re-born without sin by God's Word in order to receive His nature and eternal Life (Psalm 51:5; John 3:5-8).
The ultimate temple of God is man. "All the furniture and everything in the Old Testament was a pattern of what was seen in heaven, patterned back to the human being" (William Branham, Revelation, Chapter Four, Part II, p. 609:144).
In Hebrews chapter nine Paul expounds the antitype of Exodus 40:16-33 to explain how our great High Priest enters this "Spiritual tabernacle" though the outer court of your flesh when you are justified by grace through faith in the created Blood of God (Acts 20:27-28; Revelation 5:1) shed on Calvary, having repented and received baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-19=Luke 24:47-49=Acts 2:38-39). This remits your past sin or unbelief in His revealed Word but the worldly nature that made you sin is still there. Next He proceeds to the private sanctuary of the mind of your spirit where His revealed Word corrects and sanctifies you from ungodly desires.
Psalm 19:14, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer." That worldly nature is still present, and you can still be tempted but He has taken the want of it away.
Finally He is enthroned in your heart by the baptism with the Holy Spirit when a clear revelation of the present Truth and Fire destroys that old nature and you are born-again (Matthew 3:11). Now the Judgment Seat is in you (Mark 9:42) and your life becomes a written epistle of the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now:
"You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart"!
Brother Branham said, "Now you are already resurrected [Ephesians 2:6]. When God raised Him up, He raised you; the Son is just now on you [quickening His Word to Life in you]. And now you're growing into a blossom Life like He was, to be resurrected completely in that last day. Your potentials you have now. Why do you know? Your soul changed, didn't it? Your body come in obedience to It, didn't it? Into obedience to what? A church? The Word, which is the Life. Then you are now resurrected from the dead."
[Now the Bible was sealed from the foundation of the world until the Lord opened the Seals and revealed them to His Prophet, William Branham, as explained in Revelation 1:1; 5; 6; and 10:1-7). Up to that time, the saints from Pentecost to the close of the Laodicean Church Age had only PART-Word: Christ received the revelation for their day, placed their ignorance of the fullness under the Blood, and they were born-again. Prior to the opening and revelation of the Seals in 1963, the godliest ministers, including Brother Branham, preached a measure of error.
A common error in Laodicea was to confuse the soul with human spirit and the spirit the soul. So in 1961 Brother Branham taught, "The soul is imagination, conscience, memory, reason, and affection, is the senses or the attributes, or like the senses of the soul. And the soul is the nature of the spirit that's on the inside, 'cause the soul only puts out an atmosphere of what's on the inside of you. It takes the place of sanctification, the soul is, sets in the same category there" (William Branham, Revelation, Chapter Four, Part III, p. 685:227).
Since the revelation of the Seals we know these five senses pertain to the mortal spirit: the soul has only one (1) sense that determines its destiny—faith or unbelief in the revealed Word. Unfortunately some of the saintliest and most sincere souls in the circle of this Message have accepted what Brother Branham has said, instead of searching the Absolute of Scripture to discover what he meant, and in taking "the letter without the Spirit" became ignorant partakers of Talmudic sin which "makes the Word of God of no effect to them" (Matthew 15:9). I refer to the heresy of "Two Souls" which teaches the sinful soul is replaced by a new and different sinless soul. This stems largely from conflating nature with soul.
You are your soul, and the soul is feminine in designation, which is why it desires to worship something and must come under headship to the Holy Spirit or the evil one. God is redeeming not replacing souls. The soul is the nature of the spirit that has lordship over it (Genesis 3:16; I Corinthians 11:3). As Brother Branham demonstrated, if the husband of your soul is of this world, the nature on your soul is that of the snake; if it is the Holy Spirit it is the nature of the heavenly Dove (The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride, p. 36:86-112; John 8:34; Romans 6:16; 7:23)].
"It is Easter with Jesus and I. It's Easter with you and Jesus, and it's Easter with you, I, and Jesus. We are all—Jesus, you, and I—we're all resurrected together and we will rise at the last day even though our spirits leave our body, even though the bodies rust, may they go to dust, may they be burnt up, may they be in the bottom of the sea—the Bible said an Angel poured out his [Vial] upon the sea and everything that died come up [Revelation 17:16; 18:21]. There's nothing can hide us or separate us from that God that we love so well, that's raised us up together" (It is the Rising of the Sun, p. 44:346-347; Romans 8:28-39).
The fullness of the Godhead dwelt bodily in Jesus Christ since He was God incarnate (Colossians 2:9; John 3:34; 1:1), but we receive the Spirit by measure—a different measure of Spirit and Word was predestinated to build each of nine dispensations from our Pentecostal foundation to the PART-Word Body of Seven Church Ages and its Capstone of the fullness of the Word in this holy convocation of the Gentile dispensation. The Bible in Stone portrays this prophecy by defining these seven invisible steps in seven successive overhanging courses of masonry in the corbelled walls of the Grand Gallery climbed by faith over 2,000 years, reaching the prophet's chamber in this holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of the Pentecostal Feast. Brother Branham said, "Go into the prophet's chamber and watch them seven steps. Where did the guard meet the challenge to bring the comer into the presence of the king at the top of the steps? Was in the seventh step" (The Feast of the Trumpets, p. 15:112). When all of the Church Age saints were sealed to the day of their redemption, Christ's Mediation was fulfilled, but without a Mediator, how could Christ's end-time Bride at the top of the uncapped pyramid be born-again, unless His Prophet Brother Branham stood in the breach after the Seven Church Ages (see diagram below) and revealed the Capstone Revelation by the fullness of the Spirit to reveal Christ, the Logos or fullness of the Word? As John baptized Jesus, when Brother Branham was baptizing 500 in the Ohio River in 1933 before 5,000, the Holy Ghost descended as a star and a Voice from heaven declared, "As John the Baptist introduced My first Coming, your Message will introduce My second Coming" (Luke 3:21-22; Revelation 10:1-7; 8:1; Zechariah 4:7)?
Jesus said, "Except a corn of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit" (John 12:23). Jesus is the Corn of wheat that died on Calvary to redeem His Bride and reproduce His Life in the Church by the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints (Jude 3). But the Ephesian Age (53-170) left its first love, the Word, and was infiltrated by liars usurping the Spirit, working to establish a clerical hierarchy between God and the people (Revelation 2:4, 6). The Smyrnean Church Age (170-312) saw the ascendancy of the self-styled Jews Jesus called, "the synagogue of Satan." As Brother Branham explains, these were neither Jews by birth or religion, and the word "Jew" has nothing to do with race or religion but refers to anyone resident in Judea (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 120). Jesus called these so-called or self-styled Jews in the Ephesian and Smyrnean Church Ages "liars" as He had called their forefathers liars in John 8:44 and exposed their roots in Matthew 23:33-36.
"They were not of the true church, but of the false church because God said "they were the synagogue of Satan." Since they were liars they could make any claim they wished. They could say what they wanted as though it were a fact and then stick to it. And in this case they could be lying with a very powerful thought in mind. Was it not so that the early church was almost if not entirely composed of Jews, making them the original members of His body? The twelve apostles were Jews, [in that they lived in Judea, but neither Jesus nor any of the apostles was a "Jew" in the contemporary sense of this new word; and with the exception of Judas Iscariot who was a Judahite (Acts 1:15-26) the apostles, like Paul, were all Hebrews of the Tribe of Benjamin (Philippians 3:5)] and the later apostles were either Jews or proselytes. Thus for men to swear they were Jews would give them a pre-eminence and a claim to originality. Tell a lie. Stick to it. Never mind fact or history. Just say it and keep saying it to the people, and soon the people will receive it."
[Hence the BIG LIE of three "holocausts," each of six-million so-called Jews in just the twentieth century; fractional reserve banking, global warming; war on the abstract noun "terrorism," bird 'flu, multiculturalism, and so-on. "The seed of the serpent has brought tremendous commerce, wonderful inventions, but with it all comes death. Their gunpowder and atomic bombs kill in war; and in peace time their mechanical inventions, such as the car, kill even more in a time of peace than do the inventions of war destroy in times of trouble. . . But they are religious. They believe in God. They are like their father, the devil, and their ancestor, Cain" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 107:2-3)].
He goes on to condemn the Judaeo-Roman Catholic false vine church: "Now did you catch something there? Isn't that the same spirit right in the church today? Isn't there a group that claims that they are the original and true church and that salvation is found only in her? . . And even her most educated and knowing adherents believe her lies. Satan's synagogue! And if Satan be her father, and he the father of lies, then it is not strange that those in his synagogue are liars also. Consider the thought of blasphemy. These of Satan's synagogue were not blaspheming God in this instance (though that goes without saying) but they were blaspheming the true Church. Certainly. As Cain persecuted and killed Abel because he (Cain) was of that wicked one, and as the dead formal Judaic followers (Jesus said they were of their father, the Devil) tried to destroy the Christians in the first few years of the first age, now this same group (the false vine) is even more strongly attempting to destroy the true believer in the second age. That antichrist spirit is growing" (ibid, p. 120:2-121:1).
In the Pergamean Church Age (312-606) Jesus traced Satan's seat from Babylon to Pergamos, to Rome, thence to the Judaeo-Roman Universal church that organized at the First Nicea Council of AD325 and "holds the doctrine of Balaam." By substituting false teaching for the THUS SAITH THE LORD of his prophecy, Balaam taught the children of Israel to commit natural and spiritual fornication which is idolatry, and the Lord slew 24,000 (Numbers 25; Revelation 18:4). Jesus foretold the Judaeo-Roman church would likewise substitute its reasoning against God's revealed Word as Bible teaching, which is idolatry, and by impersonating the Jewish temple worship with a pope as high priest and a clerical hierarchy beneath him, enshrine "the deeds of the nicolaitanes" as "the doctrine of the nicolaitanes" usurping the Leadership of the Holy Spirit.
The primitive Church cut out from that "great mountain" of Judaic religious oppression multiplied the Life of the Original Seed at its foundation upon the doctrine of the apostles and prophets, but in the first three Church Ages the yield of wheat diminished while the tares multiplied in proportion to the pollution of apostolic faith with "Jewish fables," philosophy, manmade traditions, dogma, Jewish pogroms and Roman martyrdom of genuine Christians who refused to worship their Babylonian trinity of gods. This is evident from the diagram of the "Stone Church" in which it is apparent that in the Thyatira Church Age (606-1520) the faith of the Original Seed fell back into the ground when the Catholic church martyred scores of millions of genuine Christians, sinking Europe into almost a thousand years of spiritual, moral, and intellectual ignorance and barbarity known as the Dark Ages.
Brother Branham said, "Israel had seven church ages. . ." (The Waters of Separation, p:10:1). "Now, just as Israel come in in its beauty, back in the beginning under Abraham, come on down through the patriarchs. And in the day of Ahab it went into the Dark Ages, the darkest age that the church seen. . . And in that time, how that Ahab married Jezebel, brought idolatry into the orthodox church. The same thing, that Protestantism married Romanism in the fifteen hundred years of Dark Ages, in the Pergamos church and come out with idolatry, under the form of Christianity, going on out into lukewarm age that's coming on before us. And we're in it right now. We're in the lukewarm age" (Seven Church Ages, p. 21:161).
Brother Branham is teaching that the nicolaitanism of the Ephesian Age (Revelation 2:6) was Jewish as indicated by their boastful chutzpah in the Smyrnean Age (Revelation 2:9) and Jesus' condemnation of the First Nicea Council in Revelation 2:13-15 in the Pergamean Age, which led to the Dark Ages. Satan is using the same method of the BIG LIE in today's Jewish takeover, leading the whole world into the Dark Ages of the Tribulation for the establishment of Lucifer's global hegemony. This time the consummation will be total, not by water (Genesis 9:15) but by fire (II Peter 3:1-12; Daniel 2).
Follow the Trail of the Serpent. "The first and very important thing that we learn about Jezebel is that she is NOT a daughter of Abraham, nor is her induction into the tribes of Israel one of spiritual admission as was that of Ruth, the Moabitess. No sir. This woman was the daughter of Ethbaal, king of Sidon (I Kings 16:31), who was the priest unto Astarte. He had gained the throne by murdering his predecessor, Pheles. So we see right away that she was the daughter of a murderer. (This certainly reminds us of Cain [and Jezebel was Serpent's Seed]). And the way she became a part of Israel was not through the spiritual channels that God had ordained for Gentile admission; but she came in by MARRIAGE to Ahab, the king of the ten tribes of Israel. Now this union as we have seen was not Spiritual; it was political. And so this woman who was steeped in idolatry did not have the least desire to become a worshipper of the One True God, but rather she came with the avowed intentions of turning Israel away from the Lord."
"Now Israel (the ten tribes) had already known what it was to worship the golden calves, but as yet they were not sold out to idolatry, for God was worshipped and the law of Moses was acknowledged. But from the time of Ahab's marriage to Jezebel, idolatry progressed in a deadly fashion. It was when this woman became a priestess in the temples that she erected to Astarte (Venus) and Baal (sun god) that Israel came to the crisis point of her life."
"With this in mind we can now begin to see what the Spirit of God is setting forth in this Thyatirean Age. Here it is."
Ahab married Jezebel and he did it as a political maneuver to strengthen his kingdom and secure it. That is exactly what the church did when it married under Constantine [and what chagan Bulan did when overnight he converted his nation to Talmudic Judaism]. They both got together for political reasons, though they put a spiritual air to it. Now no one can convince me that Constantine was a Christian. He was a pagan with what looked like Christian trappings. He painted white crosses on the soldiers' shields. He was the originator of the Knights of Columbus. He put a cross on the steeple of Saint Sophia's thereby starting a tradition."
"It was Constantine's idea to get everyone together, the pagans, nominal Christians and true Christians. And for awhile it looked as if he would succeed for the real believers came along to see if they could bring back the ones that had drifted away from the Word. When they saw that they couldn't bring them back into the truth, they were forced to break away from the body political. Then when they did, they were called heretics and persecuted. Let me say right here that we have the very same thing going on right now. The people are all coming together" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages p. 227:2-228:3).
"Up till about the time of AD606 when it come into Thyatira, it was nearly all Jewish converts. But after the Jewish, it dropped over in here to both Jew and Gentile (but mostly Jewish). But when it really come through to the Gentile age, come this side (See?), come Martin Luther, John Wesley, and so forth. See? Now, watch these last three after that dark age, come up to the middle age and passed over. When it comes, watch these outer courts. See: flesh, soul, spirit. See? That outer courts, the flesh. The holy place: Nazarene, Pilgrim Holiness, Free Methodist. See? And then holiest of holy: back into Pentecostal, where it begin at the beginning (See?), back at the beginning" (Revelation Chapter Four, Part II, p. 630:264).
After the long period of the Dark Ages, the corn of wheat germinated in the Reformation of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic system of false worship, putting forth two blades and a stalk in the Sardis Church Age (1520-1750), the tassel and pollen in the Philadelphian Church Age (1750-1906), and the shuck that looked so much like grain in the Laodicean Church Age but was just empty husk. When the green corn formed, the church—stalk, blade and husk that had carried the Life—was dead and dried (Matthew 13:30). The Pentecostal husk opened, rejecting the Word (Revelation 3:17-20) and exposing its new-formed grain to the S_O_N-Light of the "Shout" of Brother Branham's Message calling the virgin out from Rome and her once Protestant daughters to meet the Bridegroom and ripen to maturity as the Capstone "in the unity of the faith" for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7; 18:4; Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19).
Christ's end-time Bride is now in "the Prophet's chamber" waiting for the last of our Brethren to recognize his position in the Word and come to his place in the Body. Then we will enter the King's chamber with its open coffer signifying the resurrection of the sleeping saints and our translation. Were we speaking of the literal Great Pyramid which did not receive its capstone (signifying Israel's rejection of Messiah) it would still be said, "Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord," because Christ's end-time Bride forms the Capstone in the air completing the pyramid in the secret rapture of the Church.
When Israel rejected grace, God commanded Moses to place His Testimony, "the curse of the Law," an omer of manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, within a chest of acacia wood crowned and overlaid with gold within and without. It was His Judgment Seat, but sprinkled with the blood of an accepted sacrifice it was a Mercy Seat signifying God's Presence with and favour toward Israel, typing the humanity and deity of the first God-man and true repository for His Testimony, the Bread of Life, and resurrection from the dead typed by Aaron's rod that budded (John 14:6; Revelation 11:19). Since the Laodicean Church Age ended with the rejection of "the Way, the Truth, and the Life" (Luke 17:28-30; Romans 11:32; II Thessalonians 2:3, 10-12; II Timothy 3:1-4:4; Revelation 3:17-20), Christ's Mediation in the office of Son of God was fulfilled and the Mercy Seat in the heavenly temple became a Judgment Seat whereon He sits in judgment as Son of man. Earth is God's footstool, but as the life is in the blood and we are the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, our presence makes it a Mercy Seat so He cannot "smite the Earth with a curse," until He takes us Home (Malachi 4:6; II Thessalonians 2:6-12; Revelation 12:7-13).
One word or deed against His elect will bring condemnation upon the sinner who will answer in that day when the saints judge the Earth (I Corinthians 6:2-3). Daniel 7:9-10 describes the White Throne Judgment: "I watched as thrones were placed, and the Ancient of days took the Judgment Seat, whose raiment was as white as snow, and His hair like the whitest wool: His throne was a blaze of flames, and its wheels were burning fire. A stream of Fire came from His Presence: thousand thousands [the Bride of all Ages] served Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him [the righteous non-elect who must be judged]: the court sat in judgment and the books [of the sinners] were opened." This is when those whose names are in the Book of Life will be separated from those whose names have been removed, or being physical Serpent's seed were never in the Book of Life (Matthew 25:32-33).
Revelation 20:11-25, "I saw a great white throne, and One seated upon it, from whose Presence earth and heaven fled; and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and the books [of sinners] were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged by what was written in the books [of the sinners], each according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead in them, and every man was judged according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of Fire. This is the second death—the lake of Fire. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of Fire".
In Newsletter #634 we began studying the Throne of Mercy and Judgment. Revelation 4:2-3, 9-11, "Immediately I was in the Spirit: and saw a throne standing in heaven, and One seated on the throne who resembled in appearance a jasper stone and a sardius. And a [horizontal] rainbow that looked like an emerald encircled the throne. . . And whenever the living creatures render praise and honour and thanksgiving to the One seated on the throne, Who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before the One seated on the throne, and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and they cast their crowns before the throne, saying, You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and dominion: for You have created all things, and by your will they were created and called into being".
Verse two says, "ONE" (not two or three but ONE) is seated on the throne. Verse three says, "HE" (NOT they) resembled in appearance a jasper stone. Verse nine says that the living creatures render honour to "HIM" (not them). Verse ten says that the elders fell down before "HIM" (not them). Verse eleven says that they cried, "You are worthy our Lord and God" (not Lords), and that this ONE on the throne was the "Creator," which is Jesus (John 1:3), who is Jehovah-Spirit-God of Genesis 1:1 made flesh.
Ezekiel 1:27-28, I John 1:5-7 and Revelation 1:10-16 all reflect the scene in the vision of Revelation 4:4-5, "Twenty-four thrones surrounded God's Throne, seating twenty-four elders clad in white robes and with golden crowns on their heads. Lightning and thunder issued from the Throne, before which burnt seven lamps for Fire, they are the seven Spirits of God." The twenty-four elders are Israel's twelve patriarchs, and the twelve apostles as John saw in a further unfolding of the vision (Matthew 19:28; Revelation 21:12-14). In the vision of Daniel 7 the Judgment was set and the thrones were placed but not occupied because the patriarchs were in paradise pending redemption, while the twelve apostles were not yet born. John's vision is set in 1963 after the end of the Laodicean Church Age when the seven portions of the Spirit of God having anointed the angels to the Seven Church Ages to deliver "that which was in PART" have returned before the Throne of "that which is Perfect" Jesus Christ, the fullness of the Word who created heavens and earth (I Corinthians 13:10). It is no longer a Throne of Mercy for without the Blood it has become the Throne of Judgment. Christ is no longer in the office of Son of God and Mediator, but Son of man and Judge, "For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son" (John 5:22).
Our testimony of this vision is the iridescent rainbow-coloured Pillar of Cloud that appeared over Arizona on February 28, 1963 in token of God's acceptance of the Church Age saints and His end-time Bride, who, being predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word, was fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary and requires no mediation. This Cloud was the sign of His second or 'parousia' Coming "In the dispensation of the fullness of times to gather together all things in Christ, things in heaven and on earth. In Him we too were made His heritage, as foreordained according to His purpose, who works all things in agreement with the counsel of His Own will: that we who first put our hope in Christ, might be to the praise of His glory" (Ephesians 1:10-12). This token of the Shekinah at the end of the Age confirms Jesus is the Alpha of Genesis 9:13 and the Omega of Revelation 10:1. Having come from the Logos He returned to the Logos (John 13:3). Quoting Jude 14 and Revelation 8:1, Brother Branham said, "And Jesus comes from heaven with ten thousands times ten thousands of His saints, and the Bible said that the heavens was empty for the space of a half hour. Where is this big fellow, God then? Uh-huh. See, He's in Christ. Sure" (Sardis Church Age, p. 348:96). About ten days later Christ opened the First Seal, and like John on Patmos island, Brother Branham was caught up from Sunset mountain into a constellation of the theophanies of the Church Age Messengers, emblematic of the seven Spirits of God lined-up before the Throne. With them in the fullness of the Word were the theophanies of the Bride of all Ages, including those who will not sleep but change in the atoms, for Redemption was over at the opening of the Seals in March, 1963.
Our theophanies were represented by the four (Gk.) 'zoon,' living creatures not (Gk.) 'therion,' or savage beasts, and metaphorically, brutal bestial men, like the beast of Papal Rome that will martyr the two Hebrew prophets of Revelation 11; the image of the beast of Imperial Rome, the United States of America and the (once) Protestant image of Papal Rome in Revelation 13, or the church and state reunited in Revelation 17—forcing the "mark of the beast," which is the doctrine of the Trinity. In Revelation 5:8-9 we "sing a new song [with the elders] saying: You are worthy to take the Book and open the Seals, for You were slain, and have redeemed us out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation [of Adam's race]." Brother Branham said, "Sure it was the Bride, the raptured saints. . . the Lamb had the Book in His hand. He'd done left the Throne of mediatorial grace. See? . . . When the Lamb leaves that seat of the Throne, being a Mediator, He becomes down here [on Earth in W_O_R_D form to incarnate His end-time Bride (I Thessalonians 4:14-16; Revelation 10:1-4)], and the day of redemption for the Church is finished. . . Now, here He comes out, the Lamb, and then the day of redemption is finished, and all that's going to be redeemed is already been redeemed and put on the Book, and He's out here opening the Book. That's right" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 502:3-5).
Ephesians 4:30 said, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed until the day of your redemption." Hold that Word "redemption" (See?), until the day that the Book of Redemption has been revealed, and the Redeemer comes to claim His possession nothing can do it" (ibid. p. 78:3-4).
The Seven Church Ages ended in Revelation 3 with Christ outside the door of denominational creeds and traditions as once He was rejected by the Hebrew denominations. Typed by John who represents, "He who has an ear and hears the present Truth the Spirit is saying to the Church for their day," the elect are caught up in the Spirit in the antitype of the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal feast to see "things that must be after the Church Ages" (Revelation 4:1). We are in the "rapture," which is the threefold PROCESS of I Thessalonians 4:16. We live in the hour of indictment and setting-up of the judgment. The "One seated on the Throne" is the Spirit that was on Earth anointing His angels and elect with seven measures of the Spirit. That same Jesus is now Judge.
God told His Prophet, "Now, there's a third pull coming, but don't try to explain it." Because His mediation for the saints predestinated to hear only PART-Word is fulfilled, and redemption is over. The 'third pull' of his ministry was the revelation of the Seven Thunders of the unwritten Seventh Seal which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals, which will only be fully received by His end-time Bride predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word.
When "the woman was deceived" (I Timothy 2:14), "the Lord God said, Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live for ever, the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground whence he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden, He placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way to the Tree of Life" (Genesis 3:22-24).
The Tree of Life was Christ in theophany and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was the theophany of Lucifer. The four living creatures had a flaming sword guard the way to the Presence of God in the Tree of Life. Adam and Eve could not return under the blood of their sheep skin coats, but one day the Tree of Life would be made flesh, born of a woman, to play the part of our KINSMAN Redeemer and pay redemption's price.
Following Israel's fall from grace, God placed them under the Law and ordinances of the Tabernacle as a sacred play to instruct the nation in the way back to the Presence of God in the Tree of Life. On the Day of Atonement God revealed His Presence to the high priest in the Shekinah above the Mercy Seat between the living creatures, and the twelve tribes camped around the tabernacle to guard the way to the Presence. Judah in the East under the standard of the Lion, with Issachar and Zebulon; on the South side under the standard with the face of Man was Reuben, with Simeon and Gad; on the West side was Ephraim under the standard of an Ox, with Manasseh and Benjamin, and on the North side under the standard of an Eagle was Dan, with Asher and Naphtali (Numbers 10).
Since Pentecost the Throne of God's Presence has been in the soul of His elect. "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body, whether we be Judeans or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit" (I Corinthians 12:13). However, we must pass through His Throne guards in order for the Holy Spirit to have the preeminence to act in us as He did in the apostles. "The four Gospels are the four powers of Revelation chapter four" (William Branham, C.O.D., p. 321:688). Four is the number of the Earth, and deliverance. They do not contradict one another and lead to the baptism with the Holy Ghost, which is "Christ in you, the hope of glory" Colossians 1:27), and the elect respond to the anointing for their Age (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 344:3; 352:4-5).
Guarding the way of the East with the standard of a Lion is the Gospel of Matthew the apostle, addressed primarily to Israelites. Now although there is no Scripture for it, Trinitarians believe there is a God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, but with this testimony they cannot pass the guard in the East, for Matthew 1:18 says, "The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: When his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost".
So Rome's "God the Holy Ghost" was His Father.
Matthew 1:19-20, "Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to put her to public disgrace, resolved to divorce her privately. But while he was considering this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, You son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife: for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Ghost".
Rome's "God the Father" cannot be His Father.
Matthew 1:21-23, "And she will bear a son, and you shall call His Name JESUS [i.e. Jehovah-Saviour]: for He will save His people from their sins. All this took place in fulfillment of what God had spoken through His prophet in Isaiah 7:14, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His Name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us".
One cannot pass through the Eastern gate with Trinitarian doctrine, for Matthew concurs with John 4:24 at the Northern gate that God is One Spirit: He is the Holy Spirit. "Father" is not another god or even a name, but a Title the Holy Spirit received when His first Son, Adam was created. God will not erect His Throne in your heart with a Trinitarian testimony.
Guarding the way of the West with the standard of an Ox is the Gospel pastor Mark prepared for Roman or Gentile Christians. Mark 16:14-18, "Afterward Jesus appeared to the eleven as they sat at table, and chided their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen." As it is today when those with a witness of the Holy Ghost are disbelieved by professing Christians when they present the Promise of this hour.
"And He told them, Go into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature."
There is but one Gospel (II Corinthians 11:4; Galatians 1:6) common to each of the living creatures guarding the way to the Tree of Life. If you cannot pass one of these creatures you will be unable to pass by any of the remaining three.
"He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned." You must be baptized, and there is but One Lord, one common faith or understanding, and one water baptism for the remission of past sins (Ephesians 4:5). And these signs shall follow those who believe".
Now the evangelicals (so-called) claim the Gifts of the Spirit were for another day, the Anglicans recite liturgy, and the Baptists say you must receive their unscriptural baptism and live a good life. But:
"In My Name will they cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." That leaves the evangelicals outside the West gate.
Guarding the way of the South with a standard bearing the face of a Man is the Gospel of Dr. Luke, the teacher, who wrote especially for we Gentiles. Trinitarians approaching from the South testify they are baptized strictly according to Matthew 28:19, "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." But in Luke 24:47 Jesus said, "That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem".
Since Jesus' Name is not Father, Son or Holy Ghost, Trinitarians will be denied entry at the Southern gate.
Guarding the way of the North with the standard of the Eagle, is the Gospel of John, the evangelist and prophet who wrote especially for Christ's end-time Bride in this Eagle Age. Denominationals approach the Northern gate with the social gospel and a humanitarian program, but John 14:12 says, "He who believes on Me, the works that I do shall He do also; and greater works than these shall He do; because I go to My Father".
One cannot enter by the Northern gate with organizational planning and socialism or even a so-called "Apostle's Creed"! But faith: "then if you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask what you will and it will be done for you" (John 15:7).
Until iniquity was found in him, Lucifer, now the Adversary, Satan, was God's right-hand man to fellowship, the cherub consecrated to the Lord by the anointing oil, a type of redeemed man in his ultimate state of perfection: complete, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. God set him over mount Zion, but in ambitious imagination he took the place of God, "under whose feet was, as it were, a pavement of sapphire [while His glory was like] devouring Fire" (Exodus 24:10, 17), and instead of building Michael's Kingdom by guarding and guiding men to fellowship with the Tree of Life, he devised a scheme of deception whereby he might usurp the kingdom. It is now six thousand years since the living creatures stood with a flaming sword guarding the way to the Tree of Life; as the four Gospels under the New Covenant they stand guard with "the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God" preventing the profane but leading the elect to the Tree of Life.
One morning in January, 1963, shortly after Brother Branham had relocated to Tucson, he looked from the window of his apartment to a distant spot in the Catalina mountains, and heard the Angel of the Lord say to him, "Go there." At about 8.30 that morning he entered the canyon, drove up as far as he could, and set out on foot. He found himself in Sabino Canyon "up where the eagles were flying"; there in the midst of some jagged rocks he felt the Presence of the Lord and knelt down. Praying holding his hands out to God upon top of that mountain, a Sword dropped into his hand with a pearl handle and a blade about three feet long glistened in the Sun. Then a Voice that shook the canyon said, "This is the King's Sword." Later the Angel of the Lord revealed It was the Word in the hand.
On February 28, the sign of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming manifest (Matthew 24:3; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). The PART-Word Body of the Church Age saints was complete and Christ's Mediation was fulfilled. About ten days later Christ opened the First Seal and the Prophet was caught up into the theophanies of the seven angels and the four living creatures, which are the Gospel of Christ manifest in the redeemed saints of all Ages (Ephesians 1:10; Revelation 4:1), and commanded to return to his Church in Jeffersonville where the Lord would reveal the mystery of the Seven Seals.
The mysteries of the Seven Thunders in Revelation 10, which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals are the Divinely revealed 'mystery-truths' that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers and finish the mystery of God (Malachi 4:5-6, Revelation 10:7). The Sword in Brother Branham's hand introduced the One who is now taking us back to Eden in the "shout" of his Message, with the "Voice of the Archangel" whispering His secrets in our heart, placing the Message from Genesis to Revelation to bring us into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation following the "seventh Trump."
Tucson is in a valley surrounded by mountains whose names spell out C_H_R_I_S_T. "Sabino," as in Sabino Canyon, is derived from the Sabine, Samnite warriors from the central south of the Italian peninsula who were some of the earliest gladiators who appeared in the Roman games shortly after the defeat of Samnium in the fourth century BC. They fought with the gladius, a twenty-seven inch straight sword, broad towards the handle, designed to thrust and parry rather than to cut and slice, they fought to the death. With a firm grip on the Sword of the Lord in the strong hand of faith in the revelation of the Seven Seals we have through the Sword in Brother Branham's hand, we press forward through the darkness and after a short and powerful demonstration of the Spirit our little hunted and persecuted group will go to be with Jesus.
"Surrounding the Throne were twenty-four elders (indicated by the circle), and on each side of the Throne there were four living creatures: the first living creature was like a Lion; the second, like an Ox; the third, bore the face of a Man; and the fourth was like a flying Eagle" (Revelation 4:4, 6). The four Cherubim, God's Throne guards, are those who are at one with Him, His elect, ultimately Christ's Bride of all Ages who sit beside Him on the Throne and accompany Him wherever He goes (Revelation 3:21)."These are Christians who have come out of the great tribulation [of the Gentile dispensation beginning with their flight from Titus and extending to our flight from "friends, Romans and countrymen" in the time of the manifestation of the Sons of God following the Seventh Trump], and have washed their robes, and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb [earnestly contending for the faith which was once delivered to the apostolic saints (Matthew 24:21-29; Revelation 20:4; Jude 3)]. This is why they are before God's Throne day and night and serve Him in His temple: and why He who sits on the Throne spreads His tent over them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the Sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb who is in the center of the Throne will be their Shepherd, and will lead them to springs of living water: and God will wipe away all tears from their eyes" (Revelation 7:14-17). nl635.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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