Bible Believers' Newsletter 641
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and welcome.
We are reviewing "The Revelation of the Seven Seals" Christ inspired to William Branham, the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7 in March, 1963. If you are new to our fellowship we encourage you to review the series from Newsletter #627 to the present and invite you to request our free PowerPoint presentation, "The Second Coming of Christ".
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
Obama moves away from 'Freedom of Religion' toward 'Freedom of Worship'?
July 19, 2010 — Since the initially strong language on religious freedom used in President Obama's Cairo speech, presidential references to religious freedom have become rare, often replaced, at most, with references to freedom of worship. A purposeful change in language could mean a much narrower view of the right to religious freedom. Does this change of language indicate a change of policy?
Language matters when it comes to defining freedoms and limits. A shift from freedom of religion to freedom of worship moves the dialog from the world stage into the physical confines of a church, temple, synagogue or mosque. Such limitations can unleash an unbridled initiative that we have only experienced in a mild way through actions determined to remove of roadside crosses, wearing of religious T-shirts and pro-life pins as well as any initiatives of evangelization. It also could exclude our right to raise our children in our faith, the right to religious education, literature or media, the right to raise funds or organize charitable activities and the right to express religious beliefs in the normal discourse of life. . . Full story: catholic.org
Berg seeks Special Prosecutor to investigate Obama
July 16, 2010 — Former Pennsylvania Assistant Attorney General Philip Berg filed for a Petition for Rehearing En Banc under the False Claims Act of 1863 in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The filing is an appeal to Case 08-cv-01933RWR, stemming from Berg v Obama, 656 F.Supp. 2d 107 (D.D.C. 2009); order on June 9, 2009 dismissing Berg's case and a September 21, 2009 Memorandum and Order denying Relator's Motion for Reconsideration.
This Qui Tam case is based on the False Claims Act of 1863 (31 USC § 3729-3733 [generally referred to as the "Lincoln Law"] which allows people not affiliated with the government to file law suits against people who commit fraud against the government. Berg chose that filing because of the nature of the false claims which are affirmations by Barack Hussein Obama that he's a citizen of the United States even though he cannot, or will not, produce evidence that he is—since Berg believes Obama knows he's not. The basis of Berg's lawsuit is that a fraud was perpetuated on the People of the United States by Obama when he ran for, was elected to, and fraudulently held, the office of US Senator from Illinois. Berg pleads for and demands the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations of election fraud against Obama. The special prosecutor's job would be to determine whether or not grounds exist to prosecute the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for fraudulently representing himself as a citizen of the United States and seeking and holding political offices he could neither constitutionally seek nor hold. . . Full story: jonchristianryter.com
The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom – Part III
New Eugenics and the Rise of the Global Scientific Dictatorship
July 5, 2010 — War, genocide, persecution and human degradation are directly the result of decisions made by those who control the apparatus of power, whether the power manifests itself as intellectual, ecclesiastical, spiritual, militaristic, or scientific. The most malevolent and ruthless power is that over the free human mind: if one controls how one thinks, they control the individual itself. The greatest human achievements are where individuals have broken free the shackles that bind the mind and let loose the inherent and undeniable power that lies in each and every individual on this small little planet. . .
Through all of human history, tyrants have used coercive force and terror to control populations. With the Technological Revolution, elites increasingly have the ability to control the very biology and psychology of the individual to a point where it may not be necessary to impose a system of terror, but rather where the control is implemented on a much deeper, psychological, subliminal and individual biological manner. While terror can prevent people from opposing power for a while, the scientific dictatorship can create a personal psycho-social condition in which the individual comes to love his or her own slavery; in which, like a mentally inferior pet, they are made to love their leaders and accept their servitude...
[Bertrand] Russell explains that eugenics plays a central feature in the construction of any world government scientific dictatorship, stating that, 'Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton'. . .
In a 1962 speech at UC Berkeley, Aldous Huxley [said] . . . if you can get people to consent to the state of affairs in which they are living—the state of servitude—if you can do this, then you are likely to have a much more stable, a much more lasting society; much more easily controllable society than you would if you were relying wholly on clubs, and firing squads and concentration camps. . .
That inequality is derived from human biology—from genetics; it is a 'human fact.' It just so happens that elites who propagate this ideology, also happen to view the masses as intellectually inferior; thus, there can be no social equality in a world with a technological intellectual elite. So eugenics must be employed, as the UENSCO paper explains, to address the issues of raising human welfare to a manageable level; that the time will come where elites will need to address the whole of humanity as a single force, and with a single voice. Eugenics is about the social organization and control of humanity. Ultimately, eugenics is about the engineering of inequality. In genetics, elites found a way to take discrimination down to the DNA. . .
We seem to be increasingly unwilling to accept what we view as imperfection in ourselves and others. As health care costs skyrocket, we are coming to accept a bottom-line, cost-benefit analysis of human life. . . If gene or drug therapy is substituted for improving our workplace or school environments, our diets and our exercise practices, how close is this to eugenics? Significant social changes are expensive, however. If eugenics means making reproductive decisions primarily on the basis of social cost, then we are well on that road. . . Not only was the field of genetics born of eugenics, and heavily financed by the same monied-interests that seek social control; but so too was the field of population control. . . Population is seen as an environmental issue because the larger the population, the more resources it consumes and land it occupies. In this concept, the more people there are the worse the environment becomes. Thus, programs aimed at controlling population growth are often framed in an environmentalist lens. There is also a distinctly radical element in this field, which views population growth not simply as an environmental concern, but which frames people, in general, as a virus that must be eradicated if the earth is to survive. . .
'[Julian] Huxley believed that eugenics would one day be seen as the way forward for the human race,' and that, 'A catastrophic event may be needed for evolution to move at an accelerated pace. . ." Richard Tren, President of Africa Fighting Malaria, said that, 'In the 60 years since DDT was first introduced, not a single scientific paper has been able to replicate even one case of actual human harm from its use.' At the end of World War II, DDT was used on nearly every concentration camp survivor to prevent typhus, and the 'widespread use of DDT in Europe and the United States played vital roles in eradicating malaria and typhus on both continents.' Further, in 1979, a World Health Organization (WHO) review of DDT use could not find 'any possible adverse effects of DDT,' and said it was the 'safest pesticide used for residual spraying and vector control programs'. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca. (Related: Dysgenics or Eugenics)?
Comment: Restriction on the use of DDT is for the purpose of eugenics. The author presents the alternative of slavery to the power elite or freedom by human genius and works. But salvation does not lie in intellectual works and technology so either option means servitude to Rome and Satan, for the grace of God and the Word of His Prophet is denied.
Agenda 21 Exposed
Now many of the goals and concepts behind 'sustainability' do not sound bad at all. Tyranny and government oppression is never marketed as such in the open—one always must have publicly admirable goals in order to justify any agenda that a regime is trying to promote. . .
The United States was founded on the principles of natural law codified in our Constitution, which formed and guaranteed a republican form of government. . . where the rule of law governs above the whims of mankind. Great philosophers such as John Locke saw that the sole purpose of civil government was the protection of private property from theft by larger groups of people. . . However, the creation of this supergang known as government created great dangers as well, and could be more harmful than any gang if it exercised arbitrary powers. That is why the founders established very limited powers to the central government . . . codified in the United States Constitution. . .
Democracy, on the other hand, is the rule of the majority, not the rule of law. The United States was not set up as a democracy as our founders despised democracy because it undermined the very reason for the foundation of civil government: the protection of private property. Benjamin Franklin said, 'Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.' In a democracy, if 51% of the people vote to steal from 49% of the people, they can do so (and regularly do). . . While our elected officials are elected in a democratic fashion, they are constrained by the rule of law—the United States Constitution, which gives them limited powers to violate the private property rights of others. . .
Unfortunately, our republic is being destroyed. Individual rights, as guaranteed by the United States Constitution, are being mocked and dismissed by our public school system. Instead of teaching the true history and intent of our country’s Founders, public education has become the most useful tool to justify corrupt Supreme Court decisions which ignore the framer's intent, and treat the document as a living, breathing entity which can be changed at will by the same government it is supposed to be constraining. . .
In order to get people to give up their natural rights, you have to redirect their focus on something greater than themselves. . . The Report from Iron Mountain . . . discussed the challenge of controlling the masses in times of peace. The answer involved creating a series of new wars against ideas, instead of actual nation-states . . . The most intriguing idea generated in the report was the ability to mobilize people to confront an environmental crisis by convincing them that if they did not act in submission to their government in support of these goals they risked their own lives and the lives of future generations. Such language pervades UN Agenda 21. In the Report from Iron Mountain they even suggest deliberately polluting the environment or making up a fake crisis in order for people to submit to a more powerful government. . .
Why would multinational corporations be promoting sustainable development? Believe it or not, they are the biggest beneficiaries of enhanced government powers, because they most directly control the government through the big money campaign contributions to elect these officials. Did you ever wonder why members of both political parties were rushing to bail out Goldman Sachs, when 90%-plus of the population were against it? Follow the money. . .
Socialism is the lie spoon-fed to the masses, like the ideals of democracy, sustainability, and manmade climate change, to get people to go along with the corporatist takeover of their property rights. This is what we are fighting. It is 'We the People', as individuals and small business owners, against global multinational corporations who promote the sustainability agenda to increase control and corporate profits, making the average person dependent on these same corporations and the state itself. Full story: agenda21isevil.com. Watch "Agenda 21 for Dummies Depopulation," and "NWO Depopulation Plans Exposed, Agenda 21 Club of Rome EnvironMentalism".
Comment: Democracy is not possible in a party political system because banksters control political parties, and usurers are the enemy of God and man. "The mystery of lawlessness is already working" imposing Hegelian sham democratic government on the nations by colonial troops of the 'City of London'.
The neo-Malthusian "climate change" hoax foisted upon the US Government in the Club of Rome's 1972 tract, "The Limits to Growth," was followed in 1980 by the CFR, Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission, and Rothschild-controlled IMF as the "Global 2000 Report to the President," and "Global Future: A Time to Act" goes back at least to H. G. Wells (1866-1946). These plots for global depopulation and "Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace" feature in previous Newsletters and Teachings.
Iranian Scientist offered $50 Million by CIA and Mossad to Lie to YOU about Iranian Threat
July 15, 2010 — Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri, 32, claimed he had been offered $50 million by the US to remain in America and 'spread lies' about Iran's nuclear work. He repeated that he was kidnapped in 2009 when on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and taken to the US. The scientist also said Israeli agents were involved in interrogating him. . . 'Americans wanted me to say that I defected to America of my own will to use me for revealing some false information about Iran's nuclear work,' Amiri told reporters at Tehran's International Imam Khomeini Airport. 'I was under intensive psychological pressure by CIA. . . the main aim of this abduction was to stage a new political and psychological game against Iran. . . Israeli agents were present at some of my interrogation sessions and I was threatened to be handed over to Israel if I refused to cooperate with Americans'. Full story: sott.net
Netanyahu: U.S. Easily Manipulated
July 17, 2010 — A recently-revealed tape has shown Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, discussing ways to undermine the Oslo Accords and calling the United States "easy" to manipulate.
The video was filmed in 2001, apparently without Netanyahu's knowledge, during a meeting with Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. It aired on Friday night on Israel's Channel 10. "I know what America is," Netanyahu said. "America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. They won't get in the way."
Netanyahu also spoke extensively about undermining the Oslo Accords, the agreement signed in 1993 which set a framework for future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. . . Full story: aljazeera.net. Be sure to follow the links and watch the video mondoweiss.net which has English subtitles. What is clear from the Ben-gurion Scandals—How the Hagannah and the Mossad Eliminated Jews is the racialist hatred of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Zionist Jewry toward the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Genesis 3:15), particularly those in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and other parts of the ancient Assyrian empire, expressed through puppet colonies of 'their City of London,' mainly Britain and the USA. This file also contains some impossible propaganda. It is interesting to add that the US Flag appears to be patterned after the flag of the City's British East India Company.
Two State Hypocrisy
Quoting Genesis 12:3, "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed," a minister wrote: How blind and stupid are America's leaders. According to our "pulpiteers," America can only be blessed by helping the bandit "Israelis" whom they call Israel?
If Israelis are the descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Israel, why does the United States lead the world in the number of prisons; more natural disasters in last 15 years than in all the previous years combined; the largest debtor nation in the world, a dumbed-down educational system, (relative recent survey showed America ranked 47th in world in education, especially in areas of math and science), a bankrupt economic system existing only by use of fiat money which will eventually entirely collapse, another generation of lost insecure youth addicted to recreational drugs, a "mad" society (more people today taking "meds" that do not benefit the psyches of the desperate souls addicted to this toxic type approach in their efforts to obtain mental health).
This doesn't appear to me to be the characteristics of a "blessed" nation, especially so in the last few decades.
". . . The current argument for creating two states is simply another attempt to carve out a Jewish state, called Israel, where Jews have by law superior rights to non-Jews. It involves ethnic cleansing, segregation, and racism; it is definitely not a formula for lasting peace.
American support of a racist, apartheid state is contrary to what we Americans profess to believe. . . Americans claim to endorse equal rights of citizenship everywhere in the world, except Israel". Full story: Daniel McGowan, Professor Emeritus at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, executive director of Deir Yassin Remembered, an organization seeking to build a memorial in Deir Yassin, a former Palestinian-Arab village near Jerusalem, to commemorate a massacre there on April 9, 1948, in which 107 villagers were killed by forces from the Irgun and Lehi paramilitary groups).
Comment: An astute observation. Non-Semitic so-called Israelis are the sworn enemy of the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (See Genesis 27:39-41; Jewish Encyclopedias, Josephus and contemporary historians). Goes to show the churches are apostate and cannot be led by the Holy Spirit. No wonder, for the past 47 years, Christ has been calling the wise and foolish virgin OUT from Rome and her once Protestant harlot daughter churches (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4).
The Rothschild's Demon in Israel
An evil force has been put into place in Jerusalem and has spread throughout Israel, in preparation for . . . the seat of the anti-Christ. For if we are to believe that the anti-Christ is to have his seat on the Temple Mount, then we must come to grips with some truths not being preached today.
The non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews are pawns manipulated by their kinsmen in Satan's end-game mastered by the Talmudic subterfuge of the followers of Sabbatai Zevi and Jacob Frank, most notably Rothschilds who would be kings of this world and to whom one may trace the modern Illuminati, Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, RothIsm, Zionism, Communism, Nazism, and the anti-Semitic state of racist, Marxist Israel.
After the close of the Gentile dispensation "The Lord shall extend His hand yet a second time to recover the remnant of blood Israelites [not Jews]" (Isaiah 11:11; Jeremiah 3; Romans 8:28-33; 11:25-31). Full story: thephora.net
Planetary Triple Play makes Special Appearance Venus, Saturn and Mars will be visible after Sunset in Western Sky
June 2, 2010 — If you live in the northern hemisphere, go out any night this week an hour or so after sunset and look at the western sky to catch a planetary triple play starring Venus, Saturn and Mars. . . The first thing skywatchers will see—weather permitting—is the brilliant planet Venus, slightly north of west, in the constellation Gemini. Look for Gemini's twin first magnitude stars, Pollux and Castor, just above Venus. As the sky gets darker, the planet Mars can be spotted to Venus' left as it appears in the constellation Leo very close to the bright, first magnitude star Regulus. Further still to the left will be Saturn shining in the western part of the constellation Virgo. . . in the first week of August, the planets will be crowded into a 7-degree angle, and Mars will now be to the left of Saturn in Virgo. Venus, too, will have moved into Virgo. Full story: msnbc.msn.com
Comment: Apologies for this late posting. Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. To the naked eye it will look as large as the full Moon. This will culminate on August 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off Earth. Be sure to watch the sky on August 27 at 1230hrs. It will look like the Earth has two Moons.
The Third Seal
I John 5:7-8, "There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, [Christ] the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are One. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one [live birth]".
Modern Pentecostals are the Laodiceans—materially rich and in need of nothing, but for all their exuberant joy and confusion of tongues they are Spiritually bankrupt, naked of the Blood, and blind to the apostolic faith, as prophesied by our Lord Jesus. Laodicea means "people's rights," or communism, and today at the end of the Gentile dispensation of grace, our world, overshadowed and oppressed by the spirit of Laodicea, is on the cusp of the lawless age of Aquarius. Soon that lawless one, exposed to us through the revelation of the Seven Seals, will be revealed to the world, coming as Satan's man with great power, pretended signs and lying wonders, deceiving those who are to perish under the strong delusion of revival and reformation of church and state (II Thessalonians 2:8-12).
The Pentecostal Message of the baptism with the Holy Spirit completed the reformation of the Roman Catholic system of false worship begun by justification by grace through faith in the Sardis Church Age and complimented by sanctification in the Philadelphian Church Age. So when the Message to Laodicea baptized the last member of the Body predestinated to be born-again of PART-Word, Christ's mediation was fulfilled. And when the Laodiceans rejected "the Revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave Him [after His ascension] to show to His servants things which must shortly come to pass and which Jesus sent and signified by His angel [William Branham] to His servant John," they put Christ outside the church(Revelation 1:1; 3:20).
A different measure of Spirit-quickened Word was allotted to each Church Age. So long as the Bible was sealed, Christ received the Word for the Age and interceded for the ignorant errors of His elect so that the Laodicean saints were justified, sanctified and baptized in the Holy Spirit. The Prophet explained, "You can be sanctified without being justified, and you can be justified without being sanctified. You can be sanctified without receiving the Holy Ghost. It's exactly. The disciples in John 17:17 was sanctified and given power to cast out devils and still didn't have the Holy Ghost. See? Sure. Had to go up to Pentecost and wait till the Holy Ghost come. That's where Judas showed his colours. See how that spirit worked its way through justification and sanctification, but when it come to the end, he showed his colour. (See)? That's right" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 251:9).
The Reformation ended before the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 so when Christ descended with the open Book He swore by Himself that there should be "time no longer" (Revelation 10:1-6): judgment would not be delayed by further intercession. Thus, despite their noble intentions, nothing will be accomplished by those seeking to impeach Marxist usurpers such as president Obama and Australia's Prime Minister Gillard (against whom charges of treason have been brought), or pleading II Chronicles 7:14, because the Lord is about to smite the Earth with a curse by casting down Satan to incarnate "the [papal] lawless one, that man of sin, the son of perdition" (Malachi 4:6; II Thessalonians 2:3, 8; Revelation 12:7-13).
Because the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals the focus of ministry throughout the Church Ages was the justification of those predestined to be born-again of PART-Word through Christ's mediation, so when the last Laodicean saint was born-again the first three chapters of Revelation and Christ's mediatorial work were fulfilled. Redemption was over because His end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites are predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word, thus we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary and do not require mediation. We are born of the unadulterated faith once delivered to the apostolic saints plus the mysteries of the Seven Thunders in Revelation 10, which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals, while Israel will be born-again through the revelation of their Seven Trumpet mysteries. Thus the focus of ministry today is redemption revealed—how Christ has redeemed His Bride in each Age, and who they are.
'Judas showed his colours' by not going up to Pentecost to receive the Holy Ghost; and in rejecting this end-time Message the world church system is "crucifying to themselves the Son of God afresh, and exposing Him to open shame" (Hebrews 6:6; Revelation 3:17-20). We are not living in the days of the Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of worship, but in the time of the restoration of "the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints" and the capping of the pyramid of the stature of the perfect Man with the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication (Jude 1:3; Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:1-11; Romans 8:19; Ephesians 4:13).
Like the apostate Hebrew denominations, the Gentile denominations by their traditions have made the Word of God of no effect to their congregations, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men (Matthew 15:1-9). This is why there are no denominational revivals, and why, as Brother Branham said when delivering the Third Seal, "The Bride hasn't had a revival yet. See? There's been no revival there, no manifestation of God to stir the Bride yet. See? We're looking for it. It will take those seven unknown thunders back there to wake her up again. He will send it. He promised it" (ibid, p. 253:3). And about a decade later the revelation gradually began to open to the believers.
Brother Branham placed great emphasis on the simplicity of God in the second or 'parousia' Coming of the Lord "as a thief in the night" to waken the wise and foolish virgin and steal His Bride away to the Wedding Supper in the Air. He explained how this Coming, although universal, would be in such a simple manner that only an election would recognize it through believing and understanding (not believing and memorizing) the simple Message of the humble prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7. And that although he would be thoroughly vindicated by the same signs that identified Jesus as God's Messiah, he would be rejected by denominational people whose absolute was their traditions and not God's Holy Bible.
"Now, it didn't say He'd secretly come, but the rapture will be a secret. So if that was so secret when He come [the first time], how much more will the rapture be unknown. See? Directly they'll say, "Well, I thought we were supposed to have a rapture and all this judgment upon the earth." He said, "It's already taken place, and you didn't know it" (ibid, p. 238:5).
Jesus chose seventy ministers and sent them forth in pairs "as lambs among wolves" to forerun His campaign. They returned rejoicing that even demons were subject to them in His Name, but when He shared the revelation of His Message they were unable to receive it, and like the Pentecostals, "walked with Him no more" (Luke 10:1-23; John 6:53-67). The 'second pull' of Brother Branham's ministry was the Messianic sign of Hebrews 13:8, "discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart," (Luke 17:28-30). This is how he described a breakfast meeting where he was invited to address the Greater Ministerial Association of Chicago:
"Look in Chicago, greater Chicago, when them three hundred preachers setting there. . . The Lord told me that night what they was going to do. They had a trap set for me. And I went and told Brother Carlson; I said, "You'll not have it in that hotel. You'll have to take it to another place, and it'd be a green room.
And I said, "They got a trap set for me. Why, Brother Carlson? Are you afraid to tell me why, you and Tommy Hicks?" They dropped their head. I said, "Tommy, why don't you go speak?"
Said, "I couldn't do it."
I said, "I thought you said you'd do me a favor." I said, "Last night the Lord told me, 'You're going down there today, and you find out you're not going to get that building. You're going to another building. Dr. Mead will be setting on this side, that colored man and his wife that sings will be setting right here and so forth, where they'll all be setting. There'd be a Buddha priest there." And I said, "Now, find out. They got it against me because I preach the water baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. They got it against me because I preach the Serpent's seed, and against the evidence that every man speaks with tongues has got the Holy Ghost and things." I said, "Come down and watch God."
Sometime that afternoon, they called up Brother Carlson and he said. The guy that let him have that and paid a down-payment on it said, "We have to cancel, because the manager said he'd already promised it to a band for that morning."
And they couldn't have it. So we went out to the Town and Country. And Brother Carlson said, "There's one thing, you brethren might disagree with Brother Branham, but he's not scared to say what he believes. He told me these things would happen just exactly the way they are. Now, here he is. Let him speak for hisself."
I just took the Scripture, "I'm not disobedient to the heavenly vision," as Paul said. I said, "You've got it in for me for water baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ. Better than three hundred of you introduced yourself as Doctor So-and-so and Doctor So-and-so." I said, "I haven't even got a grammar school education, but I challenge any man here to bring your Bible. That was the quietest crowd you ever heard. I said, "What's the matter, if you can't support it, then keep off of my back." That's right. A lot of howling when they're around the corner, but come face to face with the issue it's different. That's right.
Them men went out. Tommy Hicks said, "I want three hundred of those tapes to send to every trinitarian preacher I know of." Them men shaking my hands said, "We'll come down to the Tabernacle and be baptized over." Where they at? Excuses. "I can't do it; my denomination won't let me do it." "I married a wife." "I bought a yoke of ox, I bought a piece of ground; I got to go look at it." See? Some of those things like. . . Excuses, is that right? Is that life worthy of the Gospel? If the Gospel's right, let's sell out everything we've got and live for it. Be a Christian. Yes, sir. Amen. Notice now as we close.
[Seventy ministers asked to be rebaptized in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and not one of them followed through on his commitment to Christ].
But their excuses is their creeds and their denominations. It's like a tree. I was looking at Brother Banks the other day. I had a pine tree I planted when I first moved up there about, oh, about fifteen years ago or better. And I let the branches grow out on the pine tree, and we couldn't get the mower back under there. And there wasn't a sprig of grass anyhow. And I went out there and took a saw, and sawed them limbs off until that pine tree was way up here where you could walk under it with a mower; and the prettiest bunch of grass you ever seen is under it now. What was it? The seed was there. It had to get the light. See, see?
And as long as the denomination, your excuses, try to shadow that seed that you know actually lays there, you're taking the part of Lot. Throw them things away and let the Gospel Light shine in upon there, the power of Jesus Christ. Yes. Keeping the Light off of it will keep it from living, for if the Light ever gets to it, it will spring forth to Life. That's the reason the people say, "Don't go to some of them kind of meetings." They're afraid some of the Light will strike one of their members" (Is Your Life Worthy of the Gospel, p. 47:232-239).
Revelation 6:5-6, "When the Lamb had opened the Third Seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see. And I looked and saw a black horse; and he who sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a Voice in the midst of the four living creatures say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see you hurt not the oil and the wine".
The third living creature guarding the way into the Presence by the baptism of the Holy Spirit was a cherub with the face of a man, which in the New Testament was Dr. Luke's Gospel, and the Voice was the Holy Spirit, Christ, on the Throne. Man is the most intelligent of all creatures, and under the Third Seal God raised up godly men of supreme intelligence: great scholars and teachers full of the Holy Spirit who became the reformers of the Roman Catholic system of false worship following her violent and bloody excesses of the Dark Ages which were not completely put down until the mid-nineteenth century. Neither before nor since has the Lord raised such highly gifted Christian savants. Under this Seal, Lucifer added demonic power to the spiritual and political power he gained over mankind riding his white and red-coloured horses. The Third Seal covers the Sardis (1520-1750) and Philadelphia (1750-1906) Church Ages, the ministry of whose angels, Martin Luther and John Wesley turned Satan's world upside down. Luther's main Message smote Satan's Roman church a mortal blow from which she has never recovered. He is best known for restoring the foundational doctrine of the Bible, "justification by grace through faith" alone, against Rome's wicked dogma of "earning righteousness by works," which is to make God man's debtor. If human works can justify a man before the Lord, Christ died in vain. Hebrews 11:6, "Without faith it is impossible to please God: for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
The virtues manifest in the saints born under the Third Seal confirm Zechariah 4:6-7, that the Church of the Living God overcomes not by works of human might nor power but by grace through faith in God's Spirit. Thus while Satan unleashed the demonic force of his Roman Catholic false church, which Jesus called "the synagogue of Satan," the token of the Life of Christ in the elect of the Sardis Age (1520-1750) manifest in "patience." In the Philadelphia Age (1750-1906), his demonic forces wrought a century of revolution throughout Europe and in the United States as weak rulers lost confidence in themselves and yielded to various demands from their rivals. Such compromises by rulers, or rapidly improving social conditions create a revolution of rising expectations, and if changes fail to keep pace with expectations, the people lose faith in their rulers and succumb to the allurements of revolutionary leaders.
The Industrial Revolution in the Philadelphian Church Age changed the basic nature of Western society from rural to cold and impersonal urban life, where most lived and worked under harsh conditions. The close relationships between employers, who felt some responsibility for their workers became impossible in the large factories. Most factory workers were desperately poor and illiterate, and migration from rural areas caused severe overcrowding in extremely unsanitary conditions that led to outbreaks of disease. Moral conditions deteriorated to ungodliness, encouraging theft, drunkenness, prostitution, infidelity, an explosion of illegitimate births, infanticide, and "rebellion, which is the sin of witchcraft" (I Samuel 15:23).
Mammon became god and in time the export of capital by the banksters of the 'City of London' to finance importers in other countries, mines and plantations, construction of railways and the export of locomotives and rolling stock, became far more important than the export of British manufactures, until today their demonic power of usury has overcome the governments in every nation; if not by the declining quality of character and leadership, then by bloody rebellion.
Although Sunday schools have existed since the 1500s, the present-day Sunday school movement started in Gloucester, England, by the publisher Robert Raikes when in 1780 he launched his "Ragged school." He sought to aid the children of the poor in his community both Spiritually and socially by teaching them reading, writing, and inculcating Christian principles. The great missionary age of Philadelphia spread Sunday schools to all parts of the world.
In contrast to the conditions prevailing throughout the Philadelphian Church Age, the virtue of the saints of this Age was "godliness." John Wesley's Message added the revelation of Sanctification or Scriptural holiness to Luther's Message of Justification. What a contrast to Roman Catholicism, which Jesus foresaw as a "woman arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her forehead was a Name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. [In contrast to Israel's high priest who bore "HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD" on his forehead]. And the woman was drunken with the blood of the saints, even with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when John the Divine saw her, he was incredulous."
During his lifetime Wesley could have acquired vast wealth; but he did not. His favorite saying on the subject of money was, "Get all you can, save all you can, and give all you can." How strange it would be for Wesley to come back and see the denomination that bears the name of Methodist today. They are rich—vastly rich. But the life and power of John Wesley is missing. Wesley never did desire to build a work upon a denominational or sectarian basis. Though he was an Armenian in his beliefs, he did not want to separate himself from brethren on the grounds of doctrine. He was a good candidate for James: He based his eternal life on faith and works, or the living of the life—for works is faith expressed—rather than simply accepting a creed or a doctrinal statement. John Wesley died at the age of 88 having served God as few men would dare to even think they might, and in his Age missionaries delivered the Gospel throughout the world.
To bring the Words of I Kings 18:21 into the context of the New Testament, "Elijah came to all the people, and said, How long will you limp between two opinions? if the Lord is God, follow him: but if the Baal, then follow the Roman Catholic church and her (once) Protestant harlot daughters." See Matthew 25:1-13 and Revelation 18:1-4.
Having ridden through rivers of human blood, Satan changed to a black horse which signifies the Dark Ages in which he separated the people and kings from their wealth. Wheat and barley are the staff of natural life, whereas Jesus is the Bread of Spiritual Life through prayer and "the foolishness of preaching the whole counsel of God." The Roman Catholic church was charging for prayer (mass), and Novenas. (A nine days' private or public devotion in the Catholic Church to obtain special graces). The novena is permitted and even recommended by ecclesiastical authority, but still has no proper and fully set place in the liturgy of the Church. It has, however, more and more been prized and utilized by the faithful. Four kinds of novenas can be distinguished: novenas of mourning, of preparation, of prayer, and the indulgenced novenas (the extra-sacramental remission of the temporal punishment due, in God's justice, to sin that has been forgiven, which remission is granted by the Church in the exercise of the power of the keys, through the application of the superabundant merits of Christ and of the saints, and for some just and reasonable motive), though this distinction is not exclusive). Now you know where to obtain release from the mythical purgatory for real money.
This is a Satanic money racket, for Jesus Christ "is the expiation for our sins; and not for ours only but for the sins of the whole world" (I John 2:2). But Roman Catholics, being unbelievers do not accept Him as "The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5), and pay their church which can neither forgive nor forget sins.
In 1517, a "Dominican monk, named John Diezel, or Tetzel, the son of a goldsmith of Leipsic" declared: "Indulgences avail not only for the living but for the dead." Pope Boniface VIII had enacted this doctrine two centuries before; but, [Jewish] Pope Leo X [known as Leo the Khazar] was now using it and Tetzel to restore the empty coffers of the Vatican. And, Tetzel went on to make particular application of the dogma of indulgences. "Priest, noble, merchant, wife, youth, maiden, do you not hear your parents and your other friends who are dead, and who cry from the bottom of the abyss: 'We are suffering horrible torments! A trifling alms would deliver us; you can give it, and you will not?'"
Tetzel then delivered these chilling words. "At the very instant that the money rattles at the bottom of the chest, the soul escapes from purgatory, and flies liberated to heaven. Now you can ransom so many souls, stiff-necked and thoughtless man; with twelve groats you can deliver your father from purgatory, and you are ungrateful enough not to save him! I shall be justified in the Day of Judgment; but you—you will be punished so much the more severely for having neglected so great salvation. I declare to you, though you have but a single coat, you ought to strip it off and sell it, in order to obtain this grace. . . The Lord our God no longer reigns, he has resigned all power to the Pope" (J.A. Wylie, History of Protestantism, Volume 1, Book 5, Chapter 8, p. 400-402).
II Peter 2:3, "Motivated by greed, they will exploit you with false words: from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep".
These indulgences were sold by Tetzel in the form of a letter: "May our Lord Jesus Christ have pity on thee, N. N., and absolve thee by the merits of His most holy passion. And I, by virtue of the apostolic power which has been confided to me, do absolve thee from all ecclesiastical censures, judgments, and penalties which thou mayest have merited, and from all excesses, sins, and crimes which thou mayest have committed, however great or enormous they may be, and for whatsoever cause, even though they had been reserved to our most Holy Father the Pope and the Apostolic See. I efface all attainders of unfitness and all marks of infamy thou mayest have drawn on thee on this occasion; I remit the punishment thou shouldest have had to endure in purgatory; I make thee anew a participator in the Sacraments of the Church; I incorporate thee afresh in the communion of the saints; and I reinstate thee in the innocence and purity in which thou wast at the hour of thy baptism; so that, at the hour of thy death, the gate through which is the entrance to the place of torments and punishments shall be closed against thee, and that which leads to the Paradise of joy shall be open. And shouldest thou be spared long, this grace shall remain immutable to the time of thy last end. In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. . . Brother John Tetzel, Commissioner, has signed it with his own hand" (ibid, p. 403-404).
At that time, Luther was a university professor, preacher, and confessor; since he still ignorantly held allegiance to the Church of Rome. "One day, as he sat in the confessional, some citizens of Wittemberg came before him, and confessed having committed thefts, adulteries, and other heinous sins. 'You must abandon your evil courses,' said Luther, 'otherwise I cannot absolve you.' To his surprise and grief, they replied that they had no thought of leaving off their sins; that this was not in the least necessary, inasmuch as these sins were already pardoned, and they themselves secured against the punishment of them. The deluded people would thereupon pull out the indulgence papers of Tetzel, and show them in testimony of their innocence. Luther could only tell them that these papers were worthless, that they must repent, and be forgiven of God, otherwise they should perish everlastingly" (ibid, Chapter 9, p. 408).
These dupes of Rome had actually purchased indulgences for uncommitted sins they lusted to commit in the future. Luther differed more widely with the Church of Rome than he was aware of. He wrote, "The Papacy is a general chase led by the Roman bishop to catch and destroy souls" (The Babylonish Captivity of the Church).
Oil typifies the Holy Spirit (Leviticus 8:12; Zechariah 4:12; Matthew 25:3-12), whereas wine symbolizes the stimulation of Spiritual revelation with joy and song and reverence as the fermented fruit of the vine excites the mortal spirit. If the stimulation is generated by true revelation, it must be THUS SAITH THE LORD according to the written Word from Genesis to Revelation. I have been in churches where the congregation spoke and sang in the Spirit, but rejected the revelation of water baptism when it was presented to them. I was told "The Word divides, while the spirit unites," yet God's Word is Spirit in a form we can receive by faith (Romans 10:14-17). In another church the congregation were so stimulated they were running round and around the aisles, yet the pastor was a felon and not in the faith. Other churches build doctrine by adding quote upon quote to justify polygamy and replacement rather than redemption of souls. Others actually divided the Seven Thunders, nominating seven ministers to evoke the seven virtues of II Peter 1:1-8. Still others look forward to the return of God's prophet to preach a campaign of tent meetings, while one actually purchased an aeroplane and hired a pilot (since deceased) to fly the resurrected prophet around the world gathering the saints for a hardly secret rapture. Without exception these people were "stimulated" by "a zeal of God . . . but not according to knowledge" (Romans 10:2).
On the day of Pentecost God fulfilled Joel 2:28 by pouring out His Spirit upon those in the upper room, and subsequently upon thousands who gathered to hear the new-born saints (Acts 2). This was the vindication of Isaiah 28:11-12, "With stammering lips and another tongue will God speak to this people, to whom He said, This is the rest you shall give to the weary, and this is the refreshing. Yet they would not listen." This is confirmed in Acts 3:19, "Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the Presence of the Lord".
Isaiah was prophesying the "Place of God's rest," which is in Christ (Isaiah 66:1). "This is the rest [or true sabbath] and this is the refreshing with stammering lips and another tongue"—not a drunken surfeit of the grape, or glossalalia—but the "former rain" regenerating and refreshing the soul with an outpouring of the "new wine" of His Spirit. The Bible does not imply that on the day of Pentecost the new-born saints spoke to the assembled multitude in unknown tongues. They spoke in their native Galilean and "every man heard them speak in his own language" (Acts 2:6).
A sister wrote after her pastor "preached on the Holy Spirit and said many good things. I still have a question about what Brother Branham called the "true Baptism of the Holy Spirit" So many people profess it in several different ways. Some think you need to speak in tongues, others say you need to "feel" something, others say you only believe this Message of truth, but I see no real manifesting of what Jesus Christ did no matter what others say".
Brother Branham said, One of the mysteries that the angel to the Seventh Church Age is supposed to wind up is "The mystery of the baptism of the Holy Ghost without sensation, but the Person of Christ performing in you the same works that He did" (Is This the Sign of the End-Time Sir, p. 32:1). And whenever he used the expression, "the true Baptism of the Holy Spirit," He pointed to our coming under preeminence to the revealed Word of God. This was how the Reformers were correcting the Church under the Third Seal.
Jesus said, "This is the work of God, that you believe on Him whom He has sent" (John 6:29). And in Brother Branham's Message, Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, to which every one of his sermons point, he explained God's threefold purpose is:
to express the fullness of Himself bodily in Jesus Christ
to have the preeminence by Jesus Christ in His Body of believers
to restore that which was lost to Eden.
The evidence of the true baptism with the Holy Spirit, which is the new birth, is that by your clear revelation of the Message of the angel to your dispensation your life becomes an epistle of his Message, known and read by all men. The Message of this day will not reflect the PART-Word Message of any of the seven Church Age Messengers—Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley, or William Branham, but the Angel of the Lord, Jesus Christ, the fullness of the Word whom Brother Branham introduced (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7).
The Body of Christ is Spiritually redeemed or born-again under the first Four Seals of the Book of Revelation, and physically redeemed under the Seventh Seal. Concerning the Third Seal, Jesus said, "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places" (Matthew 24:7). And between 1520 and 1906 there were scores of wars and revolutions as you may see in this list or wars. Major famines over this time killed tens of millions of Chinese and Indians, and about 750,000 potato-eating Irish. Influenza, cholera, typhus, dysentery, tuberculosis, scurvy, small pox and bubonic plague were common in England and Europe under the Third Seal. The 1,390,000 lives lost in major earthquakes over this period are not many more than the death toll in one or two years today in the latter end of the Fourth Seal. nl641.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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