Bible Believers' Newsletter 727
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word. Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
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In this issue we present two important videos in our News section plus Part II of our Study, The Fifth Trumpet.
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
NIV, RSV & ASV Bible Versions are FAKE
June 29, 2011 Adventist lecturer Walter Veith demonstrates how recent translators beginning in the early 1800's with Westcott & Hort, two non-Christian Anglican ministers fully steeped in the Alexandrian philosophy that "there is no perfect Bible" and with a vicious distaste for the King James Version and its Antiochian Greek Textus Receptus diverted to the Judaeo-Roman Catholic text. Thus began the mistranslations that are the modern Bible versions, all of which are seriously skewed by recent theologians who's Universalism denies the Supreme Deity of Jesus Christ. Like most English Bibles, the Old Testament in our King James Bible is the counterfeit Masoretic text begun more than 500 years after the Crucifixion by unregenerate Jews claiming to be successors of the Scribes, and first published in 1427, we still possess the 285BC Greek Septuagint read by Jesus and Paul. Full story: youtube.com
State Sponsored "Pre-emptive Murder": US and Israeli Targeted Killings
March 14, 2012 International law permits justifiable self-defense. Targeted killings are prohibited, especially premeditated ones like America and Israel repeatedly commit for reasons other than claimed. These incidents constitute cold-blooded murder. US drone killings and rampaging death squads, as well as Israel's deplorable history and latest ritual slaughter highlight the issue. International law prohibits anticipatory self-defense. . . No matter. For America and Israel, it's official policy. Alleged national security reasons are cited. Nearly always they're spurious. . .
In fact, America lawlessly waged multiple post-WWII wars. All were illegal aggression. None were justified for any reason. It's equally true for Israel. Today, both nations represent clear and present dangers. Operating extrajudicially, they endanger humanity. . . Throughout its history, Israel employed the tactic. In fact, it began during the Mandatory Palestine period when Jewish terrorist groups targeted Jews, Brits and Arabs. Future Prime Ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir were involved . . . typical Mossad, whether by car bombs, shootings, poisoning, slit throats, or other means. Targets get no reprieves.
Assassinations, including US citizens, didn't begin under Bush and Obama. CIA operatives used them for decades. . . The Agency acts as judge, jury, and executioner. Imperial Rome had its praetorian guard. The CIA works the same way as a private unaccountable army. It operates extrajudicially against targets ranging from alleged terrorists to heads of state. . . Constitutional protections no longer apply. Unilateral executive authority replaced them. Planet earth is America's battlefield. Since last year, drone attacks killed at least three US citizens abroad.
The FAA Reauthorization Act authorizes up to 30,000 unmanned homeland aerial vehicles (UAVs) by 2020. They'll be used for spying and who knows what else. Not only will privacy rights be compromised, so will life and liberty protections. This army in the sky will be used repressively against everyone.
Full story: globalresearch.ca
The MEK's Useful Idiots
March 08, 2012 If you are a Muslim American who is appalled by US foreign policy, most specifically its penchant for invading Islamic countries in a bid to change their regimes, and you make the mistake of saying something to that effect on the phone or writing about your concerns in an email, there is a good chance that the FBI will come after you. You will in short order find yourself with a new friend who is a Muslim just like you and who shares your frustration with American foreign policy. At a certain point he will reveal his affiliation with a certain overseas group that is interested in obtaining revenge for all the Muslims who have been killed or injured by the United States. He will suggest that doing something about the problem would be neither sinful nor really wrong, and he will hint that he has access to the weapons or bombs that could be used for a revenge attack. You take the bait. The bomb or gun is a dud and the new friend turns out to be an FBI informant. Another 'terrorist' is arrested and sent to jail for 20 years. End of story. Americans who are not Muslim should be concerned by the repeated entrapment of so-called terrorists, first of all because the process reveals that our private communications are no longer very private. Second, the law enforcement use of a planted informant to encourage and enable someone to commit a crime used to be illegal. It is not so anymore.
Many of the terrorism cases are not related to actual terror but rather to what is described as material support. It is interesting to read what exactly the United States Code states. . . The US military and the CIA have in the past recruited MEK agents to enter Iran and report on nuclear facilities. Other MEK agents, recruited and trained by Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, have recently killed a number of Iranian nuclear scientists and officials. The group appears to have ample financial resources, and it is generally believed that at least some of the money comes from Mossad. The MEK is able to place full-page ads in major US newspapers and is also known to pay hefty speaker's fees to major political figures who are willing to speak publicly on its behalf. The group claims to want regime-change in Iran to restore democracy to the country, an odd assertion as it itself has no internal democracy. Full story: antiwar.com
Syria: Western Deception over Regime Change unravels. NATO prepares War
March 8, 2012 The Western governments' and mainstream media's narrative of a one-sided humanitarian crisis in Syria is rapidly unwinding to reveal a self-serving deception to justify a re-run of Libya-style NATO conquest. In reality, it is the Western powers and their Israeli and Arab henchmen who are fueling a humanitarian crisis and creating the conditions for all-out war.
The latest crack in the Western façade over Syria comes in the form of leaked correspondence from Western private intelligence firm Stratfor, which reports that US-led NATO Special Forces have been operating inside Syria alongside armed opposition groups. Stratfor . . . can be viewed as a private wing of the Pentagon. The document, disclosed by Wikileaks, cites US military sources discussing a campaign of destabilisation against the Syrian government of Bashir Al Assad, involving training opposition groups and deploying guerilla tactics, including assassinations. In other words, discussing a scenario that approximates to what is actually happening in Syria.
Most of the weaponry supplied to the oppositionists is reportedly emanating from Israel. French and British Special Forces, such as Britain's SAS and SBS, are believed to have been on the ground in Syria for several months directing the armed opposition. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: A very good friend of ours comes from Syria, and he runs a cafe here [in the USA]. His relatives still live over there and he visits them regularly. He took us to dinner the other day to explain what is really going on over there.
He said that people are happy with the government, and it's a great place to live because they pay NO tax, have a great grain trade with other countries such as Italy, and the government sells the bread back to the people for one third what they paid for it!
He said that they do not have any DEBT, (obviously they are not yet controlled by the Rothschilds. . .)
He also said that what we are seeing in the media all the time focuses upon the separatist rebels being stirred up by Mossad and the US who are supplying them with misinformation, propaganda and weapons to attack and overthrow the government.
That is the only thing they focus upon, so as to create disunity and eventually topple the government so that another puppet can be put in charge and the UN/central bankers can come in.
Will Netanyahu defy Obama on Iran?
March 9, 2012 With the exception of Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the remaining Republican candidates for presidentMitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrichhave all indicated they are ready to hand that blank check to Netanyahu and, in exchange, would surely appreciate any help that he can give in pushing Obama out of the way.
Indeed, Netanyahu must now be pondering whether he can take out two troublesome birds with one stone, with an Israeli bombing attack devastating Iran's nuclear program and simultaneously creating enough international chaosespecially soaring oil pricesto ensure that Obama doesn't get a second term.
I've been told that Netanyahu is as frightened over what Obama might do in a second termwhen he won't have to worry so much about the Israel Lobbyas Prime Minister Menachem Begin was in 1980 over the prospect of Jimmy Carter getting reelected . . . Carter traced the Israeli opposition to his reelection to a "lingering concern [among] Jewish leaders that I was too friendly with Arabs". . . Full story: consortiumnews.com
Comment: Israeli threats of war on Iran are not aimed at eliminating a nuclear bomb or even the imagined "thought crime" of building one. This would appear to strengthen the impression generated by Joe Brandt's 1937 spiritual dreams that Obama will win a second term.
God is not mocked: for what Man Sows, that shall He also Reap
January 14, 2012 The United States is ruled by an alien element of whom Brother Branham said "He's a money snatcher. I don't care how he gets it; he will get it. He will skin you alive to get it." In the last of seven major continuous visions "I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America." This video explains how the sinful United States has earned its upcoming conquest and occupation and eventual annihilation by His servant Russia. It also reveals why modern Israel will be completely defeated through her war-mongering against Iran, causing a mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will make a way for their descendants to return without "fear of the Jews" to the land of their Covenant. You don't believe me? Read Zechariah 14:2. Full story: youtube.com
Another Hidden Secret in Obamacare 'RFID Chip Implants'
May 26, 2011 This new Health Care (Obamacare) law requires an RFID chip implanted
in all of us. This chip will not only contain your personal information with tracking capability but it will also be linked to your bank account. And..... get this, Page 1004 of the new law (dictating the timing of this chip) reads and I quote: "Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment." It is now the law of the land that by March 23rd 2013 we will all be required to have an RFID chip underneath our skin and this chip will be link to our bank accounts as well as have our personal records and tracking capability built into it. . .
HR3200 section 2521, P. 1001, paragraph 1. The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the 'registry') to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that"is or has been used in or on a patient; and is"a class III device; or "a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining."
What exactly is a class II device that is implantable? As you saw earlier, it is the device approved by the FDA in 2004.
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: . . .
Republican Congressman Ron Paul from Texas, states on his website:
"Buried deep within the over 1,000 pages of the massive US Health Care Bill (PDF) in a "non-discussed" section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521—National Medical Device Registry, and which states its purpose as . . . He quotes that part of the law and then goes on to say: "In "real world speak", according to this report, this new law, when fully implemented, provides the framework for making the United States the first Nation in the World to require each and every one of its citizens to have implanted in them a radio-frequency identification microchip for the purpose of controlling who is, or isn't, allowed medical care in their country". . . Full story: polidics.com
Comment: And as the system develops it will be a means whereby you are forces to become a Judaeo-Roman, or serve its will and that of its image which is making these laws as per Revelation 13:15-18, the alternative being death.
Christians have no Right to wear Cross at Work, says Government
March 10, 2012 In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross. It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work. . . Full story: telegraph.co.uk
US Military turns up the Heat on Rioting Mobs
March 12, 2012 A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowherethis wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week. . . The effect is so repellant, the immediate instinct is to fleeand quickly . . . the "Active Denial System" beam, while powerful and long-range, some 1000 meters, is the military's "safest non-lethal capability" that has been developed over 15 years but never used in the field.
It was deployed briefly in Afghanistan in 2010, but never employed in an operation. . . The system ray is 95 gigahertz, a frequency "absorbed very superficially. The beam only goes 1/64th of an inch (0.4 millimeter), which "gives a lot more safety. . . Full story: smh.com.au
The Fifth TrumpetPart II
Revelation chapter 7 is a parenthesis between the Sixth and Seventh Seals describing the workings of God's Word upon Israelites and Christ's Bride of all Ages under the first Six Seals. It shows us that "the mystery of iniquity [or lawlessness, coming from the great river Euphrates to MYSTERY BABYLON] was already at work [in the forth beast of Imperial Rome: but] the Holy Spirit that now holds back [Gk. 'katecho' or restrains the advent of Antichrist] will detain him until the He is taken out of the way in the resurrection of the sleeping saints and the translation of Christ's end-time Bride" at which time Satan will be cast down to earth to incarnate "that man of sin, the son of perdition" (II Thessalonians 2:3-7).
Revelation 7:1-3, "After the symbolic representation of the first Six Seals I . . . (insert your name here because the Bible was sealed until "the days of the Voice of the seventh angel," so John signifies you, Christ's end-time Bride, to whom it is speaking) . . . saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding [(Gk.) 'krateo' seizing to hold in their power] the four winds of the earth [war and strife], that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor against any tree. And I saw another Angel [Christ] ascending from the east, having the Seal of the living God: and He cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt [(Gk.) 'adikeo' wrongfully harm] the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads" (Matthew 24:30-31).
"The four angels" are the horse riders that went forth in succession from the day of Pentecost taking spiritual power under the First Seal, political power under Second Seal, demon power under the Third Seal, incarnating Satan under the Fourth Seal and riding to perdition (Revelation 6:2-8). Under the Fourth Seal we see the mysterious ending of World War I at Christ's command in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 to seize and hold the four winds to prevent the premature consummation of life. This will occur in the near future when the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jewsonce again ruling Russiaexercise their long boasted "Samson Option" which will lead to the consummation of life in Armageddon as foretold in Ezekiel 39 39, Daniel 9:11, and Revelation 17:11-18 18:20, and 19:13-21.
Israel says they have nuclear missiles aimed at cities all over Europe, which they curiously and insanely regard as 'hostile,' this being the preferred choice of target of the Israeli Air Force. Israel routinely calls the USA 'anti-Semitic' . . . During an interview with Alan Hart, the then Israeli Premier Golda Meir twice stated that Israel was prepared to destroy the whole world with nuclear weapons if Israel ever faced military defeat. . . Israeli military historian and strategist Israeli Professor Martin Levi van Creveld declared, "We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that this will happen before Israel goes under." This nuclear blackmail is patterned after the work of the Jews in Bolshevik Russia in Juri Lina's film 'In the Shadow of Hermes'.
This is NOT the vengeance for which righteous non-elect Israelites martyred throughout the Gentile dispensation for their Mosaic faith protest from beneath the altar of sacrifice in the Fifth Seal: "How long, O Lord, holy and true, do You not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes [indicating eternal Life] will be given to every one of them [by the saints at the White Throne Judgment]; and it was said, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants [the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11] and their [144,000 elect] brethren who must be killed as they were, is fulfilled" (Revelation 6:9-11). No, their cry was for justice against such as these Serpent's seed imposters whom Moses and the Israelites were commanded: "utterly destroy and save alive nothing that breathes" (Deuteronomy 7:2; 20:16).
Israel's blindness will be removed under the Sixth Seal by the revelation of their seven Trumpet mysteries during the "little season" in which the Fifth Seal martyrs are told to rest. And they will rest apprised of the grace of Jesus Messiah toward them for eschewing the lewd traditions of the Talmud "which makes the Word of God on none effect" (Matthew 15:1-9), holding unto death their testimony and the Word of God. Under the manifestation of the Sixth Seal in "the time of Jacob's trouble" they will see "that Wicked one revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and destroy with the shining forth of His ['parousia'] Coming [to Israel in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week after the 144,000 elect Israelites are born-again as a nation in one day]" (II Thessalonians 2:8; Isaiah 66:8).
We must have a clear understanding of the original sin and understand that there are two distinct races of men on this earth and recognize that God set "enmity" between Cain, the seed of the Serpent and his progeny, and the seed of the woman, Jesus Messiah and the descendants of Adam whom He died to redeem. Cain's race is accursed of God and without redemption since Jesus Messiah is the last Adam, He was not the last Cain who has no kinsman redeemer (Genesis 3:15; Leviticus 25:25; Ruth 3:9).
Before the Seven Seals were recorded in the Book of Revelation they were written. Jesus prophesied the Third and Fourth Seals in Matthew 24:7-8: "Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." The "sorrows" arising under the Fourth Seal and Fifth Trumpet (Revelation 6:7-8; 9:12), the Fourth Seal and the Sixth Trumpet (Revelation 11:14), and the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 6:17-17; 12:12-17) were prophesied in Revelation 8:13: "And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through part of the sky where the sun reaches the meridian, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to worldly men [whose portion is in this life] by reason of the other voices of the Trumpet of the three Trumpet angels, which are yet to sound"! It is upon these ungodly men that Israelite martyrs under Fifth Seal imprecated cherem for the glory of God (Revelation 6:10). "Yet to sound" shows that the first four trumpets have already manifested before the woes, the first of which manifests under the Fifth Trumpet.
The word "angel," is supported by none of the oldest manuscripts which say "eagle": the living creature that introduced the Fourth Seal of Spiritual redemptionnew birthfor the Laodicean and end-time Bride, which was "like a flying eagle" (Revelation 4:7; 6:7-8). The living creature with the face of an eagle which commenced its flight in 1906 will fly until the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet sound the close of the Gentile dispensation.
These three woes are World Wars I, II and III which produce Earth's birth pains to purge and sanctify herself for the Millennium. As Brother Branham explained, in her first pain Earth was struck with aerial bombing and poison gas in World War I; in World War II carpet bombing, incendiaries, and firepower from tanks wrought greater pain. As I speak US and NATO forces have irradiated Yugoslavia, much of Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Libya, parts of Pakistan, Japan and the West Coast of America following the Fukushima black op. Genetic engineering and chemical farming is destroying whole ecosystems, and scalar weapons like HAARP manipulate thought and weather, causing droughts, floods, volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. Following a brief World War III Armageddon will strike Earth with biological and nuclear warfare, fracturing her crust and throwing her toward the Sun. Her oceans will explode sending flames thousands of miles into space and fresh lava will cover her surface.
These three wars were conceived by Albert Pike who designed a plan for world conquest and wrote of it in a letter to Mazzini dated August 15, 1871. Pike's plan for the Illuminati was as simple as it has proved effective. He required that Communism, Nazism, Political Zionism, and other International movements be organized and used to foment three global wars and three major revolutions (Revelation 16:12-16). The First World War was to be fought so as to enable the Illuminati to overthrow the powers of the Tsars in Russia and turn that country into the stronghold of Atheistic Judaeo-Communism. The differences stirred up by agentur of the Illuminati between the British and German Empires were to be used to foment this war. After the war, Judaeo-Communism was to be built up and used to destroy other governments and weaken religions (Isaiah 14:12).
World War Two was to be fomented by using the differences between Fascists and Political Zionists. This war was to be fought so that Nazism would be destroyed and the power of Political Zionism increased so that the sovereign state of Israel could be established in Palestine. During World War Two, International Judaeo-Communism was to be built up until it equaled in strength that of united Judaeo-Christendom. Then it was to be contained and kept in check until required for the final social cataclysm. Can any informed person deny the Jews Roosevelt and Churchill put this policy into effect?
World War Three is to be fomented using the differences the agentur of the Illuminati stir up between Political Zionists and the leaders of the Moslem world. The war is to be directed in such a manner that Islam (the Arab World including Mohammedanism) and Political Zionism (including the State of Israel) will destroy themselves while at the same time the remaining nations, once more divided against each other on this issue, will be forced to fight themselves into a state of complete exhaustion physically, mentally, spiritually and economically (Protocol 4:19). Can any unbiased and reasoning person deny that the intrigue now going on in the Near, Middle, and Far East is designed to accomplish this devilish purpose?
After World War Three, those who aspire to undisputed world domination will provoke the greatest social cataclysm the world has ever known. We quote his own written words taken from the letter catalogued in the British Museum Library, London, England: "We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time" (William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game, p. xv-xvi. This strategy is corroborated by Dr. Dennis L. Cuddy PhD. in 'The Power Elite's use of Wars and Crises').
Christ will restrain His Adversary from igniting Armageddon until He has sealed the 144,000 elect Israelites and they have been martyred by the Judaeo-Roman beast. "After [the vision of Israel's elect] I . . . (insert your name) . . . looked and there was a great multitude which no man could number, out of every nation, and tribe, and people, and tongue [of Adam's race], standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands." This is Christ's redeemed and glorified Bride of all Ages who overcame in the great tribulation throughout the Gentile dispensation, the same period of tribulation under which the Israelite martyrs were exposed under the Fifth Seal and which will continue to the consummation (Revelation 7:9-17; 1:9; Matthew 24:21-22).
Revelation 8:1-2, "And when he had opened the Seventh Seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stand before God; and to them were given seven Trumpets".
Heaven is silent because "the mystery of God has already been declared to His servants the Prophets [and is hidden in your Bible" (Revelation 10:7). However, "The secret things belong to the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever" (Deuteronomy 29:29). Addressing the Israelites, Peter said, "Heaven must receive Christ until the times of restitution of all things, which God has [already] spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began," which is Christ the fullness of the Word (Acts 3:21). Christ's Mediation in the office of Son of God, (Gk.) 'Parakletos,' Advocate or Mediator for ignorance of the fullness of the Word ended in Revelation 4 when the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again and the Lamb left the altar of sacrifice (Revelation 5:5-8). Without blood the Mercy Seat became the Judgment Seat, then as "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" Jesus claimed the Book, tore open its Seals and descended in the prophetic office of Son of man (John 5:27) wherein he is King of kings and Judge with "the little Book open" (Revelation 10:1-2; I Thessalonians 4:14-16). It is a "little Book" for although many are called, few are chosen.
So "heaven is silent for the space of half an hour" while Seven Thunders utter their voices. The thunders never uttered from the heavens; they uttered from the earth to reveal the Message to Brother Branham. A thunder is the Voice of God (John 12:28-29) and these Seven Thunders were the Voices of the seven portions of the Spirit that anointed the Church Age messengers; they are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals which contain the complete plan of redemption from Genesis to Revelation. It is these Divinely revealed mystery truths that will literally turn the hearts of the children to their apostolic fathers (Sirs, is this the Time, p. 38:6; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 227:1). The Seven Thunders are now sounding on earth in "the Voice of the seventh angel" which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 that has "finished the mystery of God." So whilst the late William Branham was the seventh angel (Revelation 1:1; 10:7) the Voice is Jesus Christ, and we live in the days of the Voice.
Infirmity of the flesh kept the Church Age messengers from completing their Messages; as the Prophet explained, they left many "loose ends" of incomplete revelations that could not tie the Word together seamlessly from Genesis to Revelation. The Seven Thunders revealed these mysterious truths and enabled the Prophet to place the Scripture in context with two thousand years of history and show us things which must be after the Church Ages (Revelation 4:1).
During this silence in heaven the angel William Branham, who guides us (signified by John), reappears from chapter 7 and "much incense is given to him [by Christ (Revelation 1:1)] that he should offer it with the revelation of ALL members of Christ's Body." This "incense" is the revelation of the Seven Thunders, which is "the Voice of the seventh angel" to His end-time Bride for without us the Church Age saints cannot be resurrected and glorified (Hebrews 11:40). Christ's Body that was His Word at the beginning of the Gentile dispensation must be restored to His Word at the endHe is not the PART-Word in-between. There is "silence in heaven" until the last member of His end-time Bride called out from man-made religion makes herself ready for the Marriage Supper dressed in THUS SAITH THE LORD of the "much incense" of evening Light (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27) and offered back to God (Romans 15:16; Revelation 8:3-5). When "the Shout and the Voice of the Archangel" are both fulfilled the "silence in heaven" will be broken by the Seventh Trump as the angel casts the fire of the altar into the earth causing earthquakes that sink Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 400 mile segment of earth's crust, and cleave the mount of Olives (Matthew 25:6-7; Zechariah 14:4; Revelation 6:12; 11:15-19; 16:18-19; 18:4, 20-24).
Revelation 8:6, "And the seven angels which had the seven Trumpets prepared themselves to sound." After the destruction of the second Temple the feast of Pentecost became primarily the feast of Revelation and is known as the Period of Counting, a period of semi-mourning because of the repeatedly dire calamities that befell Israelites and their imposters, the self-styled Jews. Trumpets called Israel to war and summonsed the congregation to assemble (Numbers 10:1-10). These Angels of the Presence or sevenfold Spirit that anointed the Church Age Messengers are the living Word of the curse for disobedience to their Message, bringing the judgment of Law on Israelites for refusing to "bow the knee before [their antitypical] Joseph," Jesus Messiah, in response to the announcements of His Coming delivered by His forerunners, the angels of their day. The Trumpets have been manifesting since the Day of Pentecost but because intellectual and atheistic rabbis promulgating sin by teaching the Babylonian Talmud contrary to Moses and the Prophets, shut their eyes and stopped their ears of Israelites to God and His Word. The mystery of the Seven Trumpets will be revealed to Israel by two Hebrew prophets anointed with the Spirit and endued by the authority of Moses and Elijah.
Brother Branham said, "Each Church Age had its messenger. We know that. Paul was the first messenger. And when the First Trumpet sounded, and the First Seal was torn loose . . . what did he do? Declare war. On what? The orthodox church for not believing the Messiac sign that Jesus had produced to them. Why, they should have known it. They should have known Him."
"Remember Paul came at the end of the Age. All messengers came at the end of the Age. It's at the end-time when these things are brought forth."
"Paul, knowing the Scriptures, and knowing that Jesus was Messiah, he blasted those synagogues from place to place with the Scriptures and was put out of every one of them, till finally he shook the dust from his feet and turned to the Gentiles."
"What was it? Sounding of a Trumpet, an angel messenger standing there with the Word. . . And Paul with the unadulterated interpretation of God's Word blasted every one of those synagogues. Cost him his life" (Sirs, is This the Time, p. 33:1-5).
The Trumpets run in parallel with the Seals and inflict the plagues of the Law upon Israel for rejecting the grace offered by the angel's Messages under the Seals as the Vials separate the foolish virgin from the false church through the ordeal of a plague. Brother Branham said, "You know, in the last days there is supposed to be them plagues repeat again. And remember, an adulterer in the Bible time, his penalty was death by stoning. The unbelieving church will be stoned to death with hailstones, was once God's way of punishment. He'll stone this unbelieving world, this adulterous generation. He'll stone it from heaven with hailstones weighing a talent apiece, which is a hundred pounds. The adulterous church will die; the adulterous world will die under the punishment of God, under stoning, like He did in the beginning. Get right with God, church. That's what we all must do: turn back to God" (Ashamed, p. 25:182; Revelation 16:21).
The first four Trumpets concern God's judgments upon Israel while He is dealing with His Church under the first four Seals of grace. Under the Fifth Trumpet the torment of judgment falls upon "ALL men who do not have the Seal of God in their forehead." The Sixth Trumpet is a judgment upon the Israelites, while the Seventh Trumpet calls Christ's Bride of all Ages to the Wedding Supper in the Air, Israel's elect to their atonement, the various groups of the "saved" to purging, and the remainder to the pit of the abyss pending the general resurrection.
Revelation 8:7, "The first angel sounded, and hail and fire mixed with blood, were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up." A generation after Calvary, Pentecost and Paul's Message to the Ephesian Church Age wherein the Lord had gleaned the elect Judahite remnant into the Church, the First Trumpet judgment struck Judea as foretold in the parable of the marriage of the king's son (Matthew 22:7). All who were sealed with the Holy Ghost paid heed to Jesus' warning and escaped (Matthew 24:15-21). Josephus records the First Trumpet as Rome's siege of Jerusalem; the Judeans ate their animals, the grass, the bark off the trees and even their own children. And Titus breached the city wall, the temple was torched and God's six angels controlled by the Writer with the ink horn, the sealing Angel or Holy Ghost, each with a slaughter weapon in hand led the legions on a bloody rampage as prophesied in Ezekiel 9.
Paul preached the first Gospel trumpet whose Message brought grace to the elect but war upon Israel. Quoting Revelation 8:7 Brother Branham said: "When the very First Trumpet sounded, blood, fire, hail, and everything scattered the ground. God was bringing Israel out of spiritual Egypt back into his homeland" (The Feast of the Trumpets, p. 19:147). On the day of Pentecost Peter announced it when he said, "these are not drunken as you suppose, but this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: THUS SAITH THE LORD, it will come to pass in the last days that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh . . . and I will show signs in heaven above and on the earth beneath; blood, fire and vapours of smoke . . ." (Acts 2:16-19).
This was the antitype of Exodus 9:23-26, "Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire ran along upon the ground; and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt. It was terrible beyond description, never in all the history of Egypt had there been a storm like that. All Egypt lay in ruins. Everything left in the fields, both man and beast, were killed and the crops were destroyed and every tree shattered." In Revelation 8:7 the plague fell upon the inhabitants of the Roman Province of Judea and destroyed their prosperity. "The first Trumpet angel sounded [from about AD33 to 606 when most Christians were converted Israelites], and there followed hail and fire mixed with blood, and they were cast upon the earth [Judea]: and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of trees [those among the Jews who exalted themselves] was burnt up, and all green grass [human prosperity (Isaiah 40:7; I Peter 1:24)] was burnt up."
The "third part" refers not to a fraction but signifies Israel and its interests. In Revelation 12, the Dragon, Satan, drew a third part of the stars of heavenIsrael, Abraham's natural Seedand cast them to earth by the false tales of their rabbis. The first four and the Sixth and Seventh Trumpets are directed specifically against the "third part," that is, Israelite interests. The "fourth part" speaks of those whose names are in the Book of Life or the Lamb's Book of Life (Revelation 6:8; 13:7-8, 15-18).
Since the Seven Trumpets all sound in New Testament times the fourth Gentile world empire of Imperial and Papal Rome is God's agent of chastisement on Judah, as Nebuchadnezzar was His servant under the first Gentile world empire, and Judaeo-Communism will be His servant to destroy Rome and her image (Revelation 17; 18). Sweet revenge, confirming the statement of US Chief Rabbi Stephen Wise: "Some call it Marxism I call it Judaism".
Revelation 8:8-9, "The Second Trumpet angel sounded [from about 606 to 1520], and something like a great mountain [empire] ablaze with fire was cast into the sea [or populated world]: and the third part of the sea became blood. And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships [churches] were destroyed [thoroughly corrupted]".
Imperial Rome in the West was at its nadir but Papal Rome was at the start of its ascent to universal power in 606. In the same year Mohammad retired to his cave, beginning the apostasy in the East. The great mountain represents the kingdom of Darkness tossed into the sea of nations as Papal Rome evangelized her empire at the point of a sword and her tyranny brought the Dark Ages upon her Kingdom. Israelite Christians were martyred and their churches corrupted when the mark of the beast, Rome's trinitarian dogma, was enforced (Jeremiah 51:25, 45; Amos 7:4; Revelation 17:16; 18:8-19).
Revelation 8:10-11, "The Third Trumpet angel sounded [from 1520 to 1906], and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters [Churches]; and the name of the star is Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter".
The "great star" is the Papacy which instead of shining with heavenly light as a star, was exposed by the Reformers as a torch lit with man-made earthly fire smoldering with the smoke and glare of false dogma. Until the Thyatira Church Age Christian congregations had consisted primarily of converted Jews and Israelites. Hereafter Gentiles predominated and Jews began to be expelled from Christian lands along with Marranos discovered through the various inquisitions. Jewry founded the Jesuits in 1534 to recover control of the Vatican, persecute Israelites dispersed throughout Europe, counter Protestantism and"rivers and fountains of waters [of Life]"so those who came to drink of the sweetness of the Gospel were unable because of Judaeo-Roman Catholic bitterness and also Protestant persecution after Luther discovered the treachery of Jewry. Whereas the source of refreshment for natural life was made sweet when the Tree of Life was added to the bitter waters of Marah (Exodus 15:22-25), here the source of Spiritual Life and refreshment was embittered.
Revelation 8:12, "And the Fourth Trumpet angel sounded [from 1906 to the close of the Gentile dispensation], and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and no Light shone for the third part day and night".
Under the Fourth Trumpet we see Israelites abandon God's Word: the dispersed among the Gentiles assimilate as Muslims, members of apostate denominational Christianity or Jewish cults, but more often lovers of money more than lovers of God, political Zionists, Judaeo-Communists, humanists, feminists, capitalists or some other fanaticism that has obscured the S_O_N Light even on Israel's true part in the promises of God whom they have rejected, and the understanding of their Quazi-Christian churches and pseudo-Christian ministers is likewise darkened (Isaiah 28:14-29).
Revelation 8:13, "And I looked, and heard an eagle flying through part of the sky where the sun reaches the meridian, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the Trumpet of the Trumpet three angels, which are yet to sound!
In 1954 Brother Branham placed this Scripture in the context of time when he said the Message to the Laodicean Church Age (1906-1963), which was the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the warning to come out of Babylon was "the flying of the third Angel Message [of Revelation 14:9-11], if you're a Bible reader. There was three woes followed it. The first one happened in World War I. Second one happened in World War II. You see what we're going in now [a brief World War III then Armageddon]. All right. We're at the end of the road" (Mark of the Beast, p. 4:30-31).
In 1961 he said, "I'd like you to write down Revelations 14:6 to 12. That's the three last angels, three angels; after the seven last angels there were three special angels come forth, did you notice that? And now, I want you to notice, them three last angels. . . The first angel, (that's Revelation 14:6 to 12); the first angel had sounded the Trumpet of the Gospel, and had the everlasting Gospel to preach to all the world. The second angel kinda preached a holiness Gospel (See?), because he said that the church had committed fornication. And the third angel roared out to escape the mark of the beast."
"Watch. The first angel, at the Reformation, Luther preached the Gospel. Second angel, Wesley, Sanctification. The fornication, he straightened up of the church. But the third Message, the Pentecostal Message should be, the true Messenger warning them to escape the mark of the beast, saying, "Whosoever receives the mark of the beast, the same will drink the wrath of God poured out without mixture into the cup of indignation, be poured out upon the people." That's the very Message today, the third angel, the third Message, the last Message. The Lutheran Message of justification, the Wesleyan Message of sanctification, and the Pentecostal Message of the Seal of God: escape the mark of the beast; come out of them big walls of Babylon; be sealed into the Kingdom of God."
"Notice, the very next verse, the thirteenth verse, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." What's the next? Armageddon. Church is gone then after the third angel's Message. We was preaching the other day in the Church of them angels, and giving the seven last angels, and the angel's Message. And this special anointing come of those three Ages, those three last angels" (Mark of the Beast, #61-0217).
Revelation 9:1-6, "THEN the Fifth Trumpet angel sounded [from about 1906 to 1918], and I saw a star that had fallen to the earth from heaven, to whom was given the key to the pit of the Abyss. He opened the pit of the Abyss, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace, so that the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit. Out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power like the power of scorpions of the earth [which sting but do not kill]. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the Seal of God in their foreheads. Those demons were permitted to torture them for five months, but not kill them, and their torment was like that of a scorpion, when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death, and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will flee from them. In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lion's teeth; their scales were like iron breastplates, the drone of their wings was as the roar of many horse-drawn chariots charging into battle. They have tails with stings like scorpions, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails. They have as king over them the angel of the pit of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek Apollyon." (Image shows WWI French soldier wearing an early gas mask).
As stated previously, Satan fell from grace when he beguiled Eve yet he has not been cast down to Earth and still enters the Presence to accuse the Brethren. However he suffered significant reverses during the Reformation of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic system of false worship where Martin Luther restored the revelation of Justification by grace through faith in the Sardis Church Age, to which John Wesley added Sanctification or Scriptural holiness by the cleansing Blood of Christ through faith in the Philadelphian Church Age, to which the Seal of the Holy Ghost was added in the Laodicean Church Age where the Sun/S_O_N was at it meridian.
The Fifth Trumpet is set under the Fourth Seal in the early years of the Laodicean Church Age, which was the final stage of the Reformation. It commenced with the 1906 Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles. William Seymour, the son of freed slaves from Louisiana, was the vessel God chose to initiate the revival. He first came to Los Angeles after being invited there to preach in a Negro church but he was kicked out because of his doctrine. Undaunted, he started to hold home prayer meetings, and when crowds reached into the hundreds he held meetings in the streets. At last he located a building at 312 Azusa Street which he was able to rent for eight dollars a month. The first meeting in the Azusa Street church took place on the Sunday before the earthquakea somewhat skeptical report in The Los Angeles Times said:, "the pastor had come here from Texas and they were waiting for a sign from God." Three days later the most sinful city in western America was essentially destroyed by an earthquake. The following Sunday tens of thousands turned up at that church. (See Newsletter 402).
Within three years the Pentecostal movement began to denominate, restricting the Leadership of the Spirit and forsaking the liberty that is in Christ. The smoke of intellectual reasoning arose from the pit of the abyss, darkening the S_O_N-Light and the air or Fourth Dimension where we contact the supernatural, God or Satan, who is the prince of the power of the air. Out of the smoke of confusion in Laodicea came demons with the anesthetizing drone of locusts, which rather than devouring everything edible, torment the souls of all without the Seal of God, Gentile or Israelite (as indicated by the Hebrew and Greek in verse 11), burning yet numbing their conscience like scorpions which hurt but do not kill.
Laodicea was the final Age wherein any one in Adam's race with a revelation of the "present Truth" for their day and Christ's mediation for their ignorance of the fullness could be Sealed until their redemption from the grave (Ephesians 4:30). But Laodicea was "lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot" and ended in apostasy in 1963.
Please note that in Luke 10:17-20, "The seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us through Your Name." And Jesus said to them, "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nonetheless rejoice not that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven." Those who are sealed with the Spirit have power over these infernal "locusts" which had breastplates not of righteousness through revelation but of the iron of Roman Catholic dogma by the god of force. These arrogant, unrepentant spirits were not authorized to act against human prosperity (grass) of the earth, nor against anyone with Spiritual Life but to spiritually torment those who have not received the baptism with the Holy Spirit under the Fourth Seal.
Revelation 9:7 harkens to Joel 2:4 which also prophesies the approaching day of the Lord and the rise of Papal Rome under the Fourth Seal and Fifth Trumpet with its intellectual deceiving spirits whose face seems harmless but whose sting comes from the false prophet behind (Isaiah 9:15). The king of these demons is Satan, the Adversary of God and man whose key of unbelief has loosed the demons of Imperial Rome and the three previous Gentile world empires. In Revelation 17:8-11 they will ascend out of the pit of the Abyss and incarnate the pope.
The name of the king given in both Hebrew and Greek demonstrates he rules over ALL who come under the influence of his demons (John 8:34; Romans 6:16). While natural locusts have no king (Proverbs 30:27) these are ruled by the king of anarchy, called "the mystery of iniquity [lawlessness]" in II Thessalonians 2:7. This spirit of lawlessness has destroyed natural authority in the home, church, feudalism, monarchy, aristocracy, democracy and social mores (II Timothy 3, 4) to bring the world under Judaeo-Communism, which Jesus called "Laodicea" which means egalitarianism, people's rights, which is communism and will follow the pale horse rider to perdition.
We spoke of Ezekiel 9 which foretold the slaughter of Christ-rejecting Judeans by General Titus a generation after Calvary ended the Dispensation of the Law; and if you return to those remarks you will see the Lord is now restraining Rome, her anti-Christ daughter churches and forces led by atheistic self-styled Jewry mentioned Revelation 7:3; Ezekiel; Revelation 6:8; 17:11-18 – 18:20, and 19:13-21 from the universal slaughter of Christ-rejecting Gentiles and the consummation of life until He has sealed the 144,000 elect Israelites. nl727.htm
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