Bible Believers' Newsletter 771
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
What a fascinating week this has been with the prophetic news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI noted last year in Newsletter 710, and as we discuss in the first news item this week. End-time prophecies are certainly being fulfilled.
Our main article is Standing in the Gap in which we demonstrate how Israel's natural festivals type the dispensations of the sowing, cultivation and harvest of souls in God's flower garden where His elect are brought to maturity and perfection by the choices they make, overcoming through trials and temptations by the Word of God and prayer whereby they acquire faith and reflect the character of Jesus Christ. It places natural Israel as God's servant nation who "abide not in the house forever, but the sons and daughters abide forever."
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
The Time is at Hand
February 12, 2013 Pope Benedict XVI's resignation came like a bolt from the blue overnight. And the weather around the Vatican was eerily appropriate, with lightning striking St. Peter's Basilica, one of the holiest Catholic sites, on the same day that Pope Benedict announced he would be stepping down . . . "The bolt is hitting a lightning rod to the side of the cross . . ."
He will step down as head of the Catholic church on February 28 . . . The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII in 1415, to help resolve a dispute between the three people who claimed to be the Pope. The Vatican hopes to have the new pope installed before Easter . . . Full story: dailymail.co.uk
Comment: "Before Easter," March 29, the anniversary of the first crucifixion! Might this lightning be a sign (Psalm 19:4; 97; Romans 10:18) or portent of Revelation 8:5 and the second crucifixion (Hebrews 6:6) at the close of the Gentile dispensation, when Satan will be cast down to earth and incarnate "that man of sin, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (II Thessalonians 2:3-4; Revelation 12:7-9; Isaiah 14:12-14)? Revelation 17:11: "And the beast that was, and is not, [a succession of popes], even he is the eighth, and is of the seven [Roman emperors who deified themselves], and goes into perdition" (Revelation 19:20; 20:10).
Revelation 8:5 "And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake".
The Judaeo-Roman Catholic priest St. Malachy who prophesied the secession of pontiffs from Celestine II (1143-1144)"to the end of the world" saw a vision in which the Holy Spirit revealed each future pontiff by his character, geographic or physiological attributes, or his coat of arms (Jon Christian Ryter).
According to the prophecies of Daniel 9:27, Revelation 13 and 17:10-18, the last pontiff will be the Devil-incarnate pope who will covenant with the Jewish banksters. Rothschilds bear the title "Guardians of the Vatican Treasury" so whoever is the new pope he will certainly covenant with the International Jews as foretold, to refinance the US dollar with gold backing. Brother Branham said, "The church system of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant in coming together [after the close of the Gentile dispensation] will control the whole wealth of the world system and force the whole earth into its religious trap, or will kill them, by refusing them the privilege of buying and selling whereby they would make a living. This will be accomplished simply, for the harlot's daughters are all but gone back to her. In the meantime, Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper. At the right time, the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper, and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world . . ."
"Now remember, it was Imperial Pagan Rome that fell by the sword. But she was healed of her death stroke when she joined to the nominal Christian church of Rome and incorporated paganism and Christianity, and thereby became the Holy Roman Empire which was to endure until Jesus came and destroyed her. But Rome is not going it alone. Her daughters are right with her and she will take over absolute authority by the World Council of Churches."
"This may seem farfetched to some but actually it is very plain for all to see because right now the churches are controlling politics and at the opportune time will manifest exactly how great is that control. This ecumenical move will end up with Rome at the head even though the people did not envision it that way. This is so because in Revelation 17:3-6 it states that the whore, Mystery Babylon is seated on the beast. She is controlling the last or fourth empire. This Roman Church is doing that. With the world church system under her Rome will be controlling, and this image (church system) will be obedient to Rome because Rome controls the gold of the world."
"Thus all the people have to belong to the world church system or be at the mercy of the elements for they cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast in the hand or head. This mark in the head means that they will have to take the doctrine of the world church system which is trinitarianism, etc., and the mark in the hand which means to do the will of the world church. With this great power the church systems will persecute the true bride. This image will try to keep the bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But before the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches the true church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord. God will catch away His Bride for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb . . ."
"Remember, while Jesus was upon earth so was Judas. Each came from a different spirit, and upon death each went to his own place. The Spirit of Christ later came back upon the true church, and the spirit of Judas came back upon the false church. It is right there in Revelation 6:1-8 . . . See how that Judas spirit came back as a rider on a white horse. It was white. So close to the real, just as Judas was so close to Jesus. A crown was given to him (white horse rider). How? That spirit was now in the leader of the Nicolaitane system and he was a triple crowned pope who sat as God in his temple, calling himself the vicar of Christ. If Vicar of Christ means 'instead of Christ' or 'in place of' or 'on behalf of God' then the pope was calling himself the Holy Ghost, or deposing the Holy Ghost, acting for Him. That was the Judas spirit in him doing that. See how he conqueredgoing forth conquering and to conquer. Christ did not do that. The only ones that came to Him were already predestinated by the Father. So on and on went that spirit and one day it will become truly incarnate in a man who will head up the World Council of Churches, just as we have been saying. And by his gold (remember Judas held the bag) he will control the whole world; that antichrist system will own everything and try to control everybody. But Jesus will come back and destroy them all with the brightness of His Coming. And their end will be the lake of fire" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 314:1, 376:1, 378:1).
As Christ's end-time Bride is on earth manifesting that we are the Sons of God, Satan will be incarnate on earth "speaking great things and blasphemies . . . and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life" (Revelation 13:6-8).
It seems Malachy made only 111 predictions so that John Paul II's successor, "Gloria Olivae," Benedict XVI should be the final pope. It appears the Benedictines devised pope 112 to dissociate their order from the "Beast":
In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit 'Petrus Romanus,' qui pascet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis ciuitas septicollis diruetur, & Iudex tremêdus iudicabit populum suum. Finis. In English:
"In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End" (Revelation 14:8-11; 18:7-20).
It is interesting to note that the first and the last popes in the prophecies of St. Malachy, Celestine II and Benedict XVI both abdicated, and that Benedict's abdication on February 28, 2013 will coincide with the jubilee or fiftieth anniversary of the heavenly sign that appeared over Prescott, Arizona on February 28, 1963 and featured in Life Magazine, May 17, 1963, heralding Christ's imminent second or parousia Coming.
The 'Heathen Chinee' call 2013 "the year of the serpent"! Indeed, "The Time is at Hand," O Bless God; for the Pentecostal Jubilee, the sinking of Los Angeles, the cleaving of the Mount of Olives, the first Resurrection, the 'hot stage' of the ongoing World War III, and the return of Blood Israelites to the Land of the Covenant. Amen and Amen.
Brother Branham said, "I believe, one of these glorious days, when this united confederation of church goes together, and the new pope is brought out of the United States and put over there according to prophecy, then they'll form an image like unto the beast. And I tell you, the true Church of God will be drove together. The real, true believers out of Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Nazarene, Pilgrim Holiness, whatever they'll be, will go together and cemented by the love of God, that'll make the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ, all the believers. And agnostics and shallow-minded will be cast to one side; they'll go right on into the confederation of churches" (Acts of the Holy Spirit, p. 12:87).
Apostate Jews organized the Judaeo-Roman Catholic state church in conjunction with emperor Constantine (Revelation 2). Catholicism is the worship of the Baal, the Sun god, as illustrated in the monstrance which represents the Sun and contains a crescent Moon into which the round host is placed in sexual union. Apostate Rome devised and clandestinely controls Islam, whose crescent moon and star represents the Sun and the Moon in sexual union, Allah being the ancient Moon god. The Islamic eight-pointed stars on the mosaic in St. Peter's Basilica, like the obelisk, spire and minaret, Masonry's point within a circle and the entwined triangles of Rothschild's crest that besmirch the flag of modern Israel, exemplify the same sexual fetish as Islam's crescent moon and star which depict the conjunction between the Sun and the Moon which conceived al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat, the three daughters of Allah the Moon god. Since Vatican II the Judaeo-Roman church has publicly displayed lewd sexual and fertility symbols from ancient Egyptian and other pagan religions as well as an inverted or a bent cross.
Evergreen Aviation admits to Chemtrails Contracts with USAF
February 9, 2013 Evergreen Aviation, [a CIA front company], one of the worlds largest private aviation companies admits to weather modification service on their own website. . . But far more effective than that technology is the HAARP project in Alaska. This uses VLF (very low frequency) energy pulses bounced off the ionosphere to create extreme weather conditions anywhere in the world they wish to direct it. The Earth has a fundamental resonant frequency of 7.83 hz. anything that operates at that frequency risks disturbing all aspects of the earth. Weather, earthquakes, etc. It depends upon the amount of power produced. HAARP produces 1.7 gigawatts.
. . HAARP can create nuclear-sized explosions without radiation! . .
1961-62: "USSR and USA create many electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) in the atmosphere. 300 megatons of nuclear devices deplete ozone layer by about 4%." Hmm, ozone layer depletion was intentionally created by both Russian and American governments by nuclear detonations? . .
1968: "Moscow scientists tell the West that they have pinpointed which pulsed magnetic field frequencies help mental and physiological functions and which frequencies do harm". . .
1974: "United Nations General Assembly bans environmental warfare". . . This means that this Weather Warfare technology has been fine tuned for 24 years.
1974: "High frequency experiments at Platteville, Colorado, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and in Armidale, New South Wales [near this Church]. These experiments heated the 'bottom side of the ionosphere". . .
1996: "HAARP planners to test the earth penetrating tomography applications by modulating the electroject at ELF frequencies. . ." Full story: aircrap.org
Comment: Video evidence of chemtrails in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and worldwide. Study the complete timeline.
North Korea's nuclear test this week has provided US President Barack Obama and other colonies of the 'City of London' with the excuse to strengthen its missile offence systems around China and provoke its ally North Korea by a UN Security Council session in which delegates agreed to pursue a resolution tightening sanctions.
For over two decades 'the City' has deployed nuclear war upon Iraq, Afghanistan, Serbia, Pakistan and Libya, and daily threatening Iran and Syria with the same deadly dose, while terrifying the world with the psyop regarding the threat of nuclear proliferation. Nuclear weaponry is passe, and vastly overpowered by scalar technology such as HAARP which by generating earthquakes, hurricanes, blizzards and tsunamis is destroying the planet (Revelation 11:18).
It Has Happened Here in America: The Police State is Real
February 7, 2013 The Bush regime's response to 9/11 and the Obama regime's validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States. So much unaccountable power has been concentrated in the executive branch that the US Constitution is no longer an operable document.
Ironic, isn't it, that the president of the United States now murders his political opponents just as Saddam Hussein murdered his. How long before critics move from the no-fly list to the extermination list? Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
Whether a person believes the official story of 9/11 which rests on unproven government assertions or believes the documented evidence provided by a large number of scientists, first responders, and structural engineers and architects, the result is the same. 9/11 was used to create an open-ended "war on terror" and a police state. It is extraordinary that so many Americans believe that "it can't happen here" when it already has happened here. We have had a decade of highly visible evidence of the construction of a police state:
Additional reading: The legal analysis in the URL below written by seasoned attorneys shows that Obama is a tyrant. The point made by the attorneys is too clear to be debatable americanthinker.com. Comment: We no longer have a democracy in America, instead we have the totalitarian grip of money and media, both in the hands of Jewry, which decides who will live and who will die brothernathanaelfoundation.org
Ironic, isn't it, that the president of the United States now murders his political opponents just as Saddam Hussein murdered his. How long before critics move from the no-fly list to the extermination list? Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
CSIROh! Climate of Deception? . . . Or First Step to Freedom?
I've written to many of the people whose behaviours, opinions and/or claims are discussed in this report and whose core claim is that human CO2 caused Earth's latest modest cyclic global atmospheric warming that ended in 1998. Most have responded. All have failed to provide empirical scientific evidence and logical scientific reasoning for the basis of their core claim. All seemed reluctant to address my questions adequately. They failed to meet my reasonable need for integrity, reassurance and understanding.
For the past six months, the Galileo Movement's Project Leader, Malcolm Roberts, has been preparing a Management Consultant's Review of the CSIRO's 'The Science of Tackling Climate Change,' at the request of ABC presenter Steve Austin.
Malcolm's review progressively uncovered ever more disturbing insights into CSIRO and the global warming industry. His investigation eventually led to the inescapable conclusion that Australia's national governance is threatened. A summary of the investigation can be downloaded here (CSIROh!), with the full investigation available separately on that page.
"In a democracy, government is formed by the people to serve the people. Today, government has turned the tables and controls people so we serve government."
At start of federation our country had the world's highest standard of living. Our constitution has been bypassed by both parties. As John MacRae says: typical Aussie works every week from Monday to Thursday smoko to pay taxes, fees, rates, levies to various levels of government. We get to keep what we earn for 1.6 days and use that to pay for mortgages, food, clothes, transport, education, entertainment, holidays . . . Full story: Political SCAM exposed
Symbols of an Alien Sky and Science set Free
December 7, 2012 David Talbot reconstructed the ancient sky: just a few thousand years ago a gathering of planets appeared as towering forms close to the earth, provoking spectacular electric discharge formations above our forebears. Cultural history seems fragmented and contradictory, but as this introductory episode demonstrates there are also levels of deep agreement between the cultures. According to David Talbot, these "archetypes" allow for a radical reinterpretation of both human and planetary history. Competing regional symbols are aspects of "one story told around the world".
Presented in Newsletter 746, this film provides illumination on Scripture, history and the expositions of Brother Branham.
Biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and 10 books, Dr. Rupert Shellacked "sets science free" from insubstantial accepted dogma in part one of The Tipping Point, his address to the conference ELECTRIC UNIVERSE 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 3-4, 2013. See also part two.
Many scientists like to think that science already understands the ways of the natural world. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. The impressive achievements of science seemed to support this confident attitude. But recent research has revealed unexpected problems at the heart of physics, cosmology, biology, medicine and psychology. Full story: thunderbolts.info
Comment: Science is "intellectual phase locking" which "fixes" results of experimental errors such as the oxymoronic "latest values of the physical constant" whereas God's Holy Bible is Absolute. If you catch the concept toward the end of part two you will recognize the power of faith and Spirit over time and matter. And remember, "No matter how paranoid you are, what 'they' are actually doing is worse than you can possibly imagine" Ralph J. Gleason (1917-75).
Paris women allowed to wear Trousers after Two Centuries
February, 4 2013 The 214-year-old law, which formally prohibited women from wearing trousers in Paris, has been revoked. . . The archaic law, which dates back to November 1799, demanded women ask police for special permission to "dress as men" in Paris. The other option was to risk being arrested. . . The law picked up an amendment back in 1892 and 1909, which allowed women to wear trousers "if the woman is holding a bicycle handlebar or the reins of a horse" . . . Full story: rt.com
Comment: Deuteronomy 22:5, "The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the Lord your God".
Obedience: Testimony from a Pastor in Andhra Pradesh, India
February 7, 2013 "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts" (Psalms 139:23).
Since I started living my life for Jesus, it has been a journey, and journeys are exciting and adventurousbut also filled with obstacles and challenges. My prayer life has helped me to stay close to God through a lot of that, even when I wasn't sure whether or not God was hearing me. What I have learned through each challenge is that the answer is God always hears me and knows what is on my heart more than I ever could.
"By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going" (Hebrews 11:8)
I find myself easily getting absorbed by my own expectations for my life. Unfortunately, a lot of what other people expect of me gets included in that, too. I get this idea in my head that in order to be satisfied, I have to be comfortable. I even start to feel that I deserve to be comfortable. Comfortable with my job, my housing situation, at church, in relationships with people, and the list goes on. When I get in comfort mode, I lose sight of the urgency that so clearly exists of how important it is to spread God's Word to everyone in the world.
But I'm learning that God did not call us to live a comfortable life. He told us that life worth living for Him is going to be hard, and that we need to take risks in His Name. He said people will even be offended by the Gospel. But with that comes the amazing gift of eternal Life given by God through the sacrifice He made by sending His Son to crucified on the cross.
A year ago, things in my life felt like they were falling apart. In James chapter 2 of the Bible, it says to be joyful through trials because through them we gain perseverance. But I didn't feel like that was happening. I realized that my trials were a result of my selfishness instead of a result of my obedience to God.
I finally began to pray about the tugging I was feeling from God. I knew I needed to obey. But I found out I should not lean on my own expectations because as long as I am trusting in Him, he will make my paths straight. That comes right out of the Bible. It doesn't say that he's going to tell me what my path is; just that it will be straight if I trust him.
Since I have been obeying God in that decision, life has still been hardbut good things are coming out of it. All the hardships I've experienced have only brought me closer to Him and deeper into His greater purpose for me to be a witness to others of the way Jesus loves so that they would come to know Him, too. Do you ever feel like Abraham in Hebrews 11:8? Maybe you do or maybe you're not sure. Ask God to make His desires the desires of your heart. Take the risk, and obey God. You'll discover it wasn't a risk after all, but instead that it was a necessary step in His plan in your life that you will NEVER regret. God's love for us has no limit. His love humbles us and causes us to be thankful.
In Romans 2:4 we find a life changing verse: "God's kindness leads you toward repentance".
In other words . . . as we pray and receive God's love, we begin to change. We become sorry for our sin. We become more disciplined to live the Spirit-filled Life.
God's kindness changes us and teaches us obedience to God. Our job is to obey (I Samuel 15:22).
Strength to Obey
Remember that the word 'repentance' means to change your mind. Today, choose to change your mind about some aspect of the way you have been living. Take a moment and praise God for His love and kindness right now, and confess your sins to Him. He forgives you.
Now identify one area of your life that needs to change. Trust God to give you the strength to turn from your sins, believe Him and obey Him!
Sometimes we find ourselves praying, "Please help me stop lying," or "please help me stop sinning." We need to lift our eyes from ourselves onto the Lord. Scripture teaches us to believe in God's power, not our own. So consider praying:
Lord you are true, honest and good. Your honesty lives in me; therefore I believe that today you will change me. I cannot lie because you live in me. It is by faith in God, not ourselves, that we live the Spirit-filled Life. We encourage you to pray in the Spirit and allow God to make you a holy, true, hard working, loyal, trustworthy person.
Join those who pray and believe in God's strength working in them (II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:1-2).
Faith in Him
The Bible says, "Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6). Write down your responses to the following questions:
Where is my faith in God the weakest today? Why?
What can I do today to start believing God in this area of my life?
What actions do I need to take in order to "earnestly seek God" in my life right now?
Standing in the Gap
Most ancient civilizations were agrarian economies and Israel was no exception, so naturally her prosperity, even her survival was contingent on the disposition of the elements. But the God of Israel is also the Lord of nature who promised that if the people hearken to His voice He will bless them in the city and in the field, increase their livestock and fill their storehouses as witness to the nations and to cause them to seek after Him (Deuteronomy 28:1-10; Amos 9:13).
In return for the obedience of faith God said, "I will give you rain in due season, and the land will yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach to the vintage, and the vintage shall reach to the sowing time: and you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely" (Leviticus 26:1-13). Sadly, Israel consistently violated the Covenant from the time of Moses' attendance on God as with His Own finger He inscribed the original tables of the Law, till they murdered Messiah God and He turned from the nation for two millennia, smiting it with the Trumpet judgments.
The natural types the Spiritual, even in the pyramid-like diagram with the breach between the Church Body of Part-Word saints separating Christ's end-time Bride predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word as represented by the Capstone: Israel's natural blessings were secured by Spiritual obedience to God's Word and natural Israel types Spiritual Israel. In the first Exodus when Israel organized against God's promised Word at Kadesh Barnea it came under judgment and He smote the adult Israelites from the Book of Life, then bound the nation under the curse of the Law of sin and death and would have destroyed them all and begun a new nation from the loins of Moses had not Christ in Moses stood in the gap and interceded with God at the top of Mount Sinai.
The second Exodus followed after apostate Israel murdered Messiah. His enemies were "blotted out of the Book of Life" and the Holy Spirit called the Church out of Pharisaism (nowadays known as Judaism) into the liberty of the Gospel then turned His back on the Israel nation "until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in" (Romans 11:25). Now when the Gentiles rejected His second Coming in 1963, Brother Branham stood in the gap to call His Bride out of those apostate Churches, for all seven Church Ages were fulfilled and their saints are sealed unto their physical redemption so there is no possibility anyone can be born-again under the ministry of PART-Word in this day since Christ is no longer a Mediator for ignorance of the fullness. Today in the third exodus the Prophet has departed yet "the Voice of the seventh angel" calls across the gap: "Come out of Babylon and be filled with the Spirit".
Israel lived by the cycles of Sun and Moon so that sabbaths and appointed times of meeting with the Lord were determined by sunrise, new moons, seedtime and harvest. Natural Israel had seven annual feasts:- Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles, and in Leviticus 23:3 God ordained a weekly sabbath, rest or holy convocation on the seventh day.
The key to Israel's lunar-solar calendar was the sighting of the new moon but a new moon will sometimes be obscured by cloud and is seldom visible to the naked eye until it is 24 hours old. Hence there were some definite vagaries in assigning the first of the month and the Hebrew calendar required confirmation of the new moon by two or more witnesses. This also explains why Jesus said, "Watch, [even in the land of the Covenant], you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes" (Matthew 25:13). And why Brother Branham said, Jesus did NOT say no man could know the year, month or week in which His coming was to be completed (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4).
The Hebrew sacred year began with the Passover. It signaled a new beginning, both in the course of the year and in the life of the people as separated from the nations (Numbers 23:9). And the antitype must be separated from the denom-inations: God's Word calls for a total separation from unbelief. Passover commemorated the solemn circumstances under which Israel commenced national lifeits exemption under the blood of the lamb from the plague of death on Egypt's first-born and its Exodus in prepared haste such as to deny them time to leaven their bread (Leviticus 23:1-8).
On the Nisan 10 each house would separate a lamb or kid of the first year without spot or blemish and the head of every household would kill his lamb in the evening of Nisan 14, which in 2013 falls upon March 29 (Leviticus 23:5; Exodus 12:1-14). This was a type of Calvary when the high priest and head of the house of Israel slaughtered the Lamb of God in fulfilment of these scriptures. Jesus came to His own who received Him not but cried, "His blood be on us, and on our children" as it is to this day (Zechariah 13:6-7; Matthew 27:20-25).
The Judaeo-Roman Catholic church impersonates Passover as the pagan festival Easter, named after Nimrod's wicked wife Semiramis, deified as Astarte, Ishtar, and worshiped as the Virgin Mary; they call Nisan 14 'Good Friday.' Israelites painted the lintels of their door with the blood of the lamb but Christ is the Door to the sheepfold, the true Passover Lamb Who died in our stead, exempting Spiritual Israelites under His blood, that is, Christians, from the plague of spiritual death which falls on all who reject their Kinsman Redeemer (John 10:7-11; 14:6). Thus Israel rejected the real Passover, the first compulsory feast that preceded even the sabbath, and Christ turned to us Gentiles to take out a people for His Name, a Bride (Psalm 2:8; Amos 9:12; Malachi 1:11); but one Nisan 14 very soon the Gentiles will crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh and the Lord will turn back to deal with Israel in Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Israel's day commenced in the evening so that after the Pascal lamb was slain, dressed and cooked as darkness descended on Nisan 14, it was served with unleavened bread as the first meal on Nisan 15, a holy convocation that began the feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days, the seventh day was also a holy convocation (Leviticus 25:6-8). Unleavened bread signified Christ, the Word-Bread from heaven unleavened by sin, which if a man partake he shall have eternal Life as represented in the Lord's Supper (John 6:47-63; Revelation 22:17-19).
On Nisan 16, the third day after the Passover, the sheaf of the firstfruits [firstripe and preeminent] of the barley harvest was waved before the Lord by the priest to be accepted for the believer (Leviticus 23:9-14). The firstfruits of everything of the earth, man and beast, was sanctified and presented to the Lord with thanksgiving. By this act, Israel consecrated the whole of the harvest to the Lord, and was only permitted to use it when they received it back as a gift from Him. The wave sheaf prophesied Christ's resurrection on the third day (Psalm 16:10; John 2:19). As Moses raised the brazen serpent before the Lord in the wilderness showing sin was judged, Jesus was lifted up on the Cross as "the Lamb that takes away the sin of the world" (Numbers 21:8-9; John 1:29; 3:14-15). He was waved before the Father and accepted in that God raised Him from the dead for our justification. Like the firstfruits of the harvest the acceptance of the first-born Son consecrated the whole of His elect, but we are only able to partake the eternal Life of "Christ the firstfruits" when we receive the Holy Spirit as a Gift from Him (Acts 2:38; 10:45; Hebrews 6:4).
The remaining six days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (indicated by the double lines at the foundation of the pyramid of Christ's mystic Body) represent Pentecost where the saints received and held "the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints" undefiled by the leaven of Jewish fables and human reasoning (Titus 1:14).
"But every man in his own order [rank, or Church Age]," Jesus the firstfruits of the Old Testament saints that slept and were resurrected after Him, and the New Testament saints who are Hisright nowat His second or parousia Coming (I Corinthians 15:23). We receive the Bread of Life as the Gift of the Holy Spirit in new birth and ourselves become loaves, the finished product of the corn of wheat that fell into the ground. Soon there'll be another resurrectionthe New Testament Church will be raisedand we which are alive shall be changed in the atoms to meet Christ in the air.
The Sheaf Wave Offering and resurrection of the Firstfruits began the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost. Whereas the former festival marked the absolute beginning of the grain harvest with barley, the Pentecostal Feast marked its completion with the reaping of wheatthe noblest of grains and its waving as bread. It foreshadows the Gentile dispensation which is separated into nine divisions beginning with the last six days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which represented the original Church of Pentecost that understood and held the pure Word of God undefiled by leaven. Seven rests or sabbaths followed, representing seven different baptisms of the Holy Ghost or new birth by seven distinct revelations of PART-Word that distinguish the Seven Church Ages, and finally, the holy convocation of this present day wherein "the mystery of God is finished," the apostolic faith is restored, and God's elect are called out from all man-made systems into oneness with the fullness of the Word (Ephesians 4:11-17). It is called a holy convocation because unlike the Church Age saints who presumed to interpret God's Word, we do no servile work because we have the true sayings of God, Who sent us a prophet with THUS SAITH THE LORD, and finished the mystery of God in the revelation of the Seven Seals.
As we study the types in Leviticus 23:15-22, we discover that in the fiftieth day after the presentation of the Wave Sheaf offering, "a new grain offering of two loaves of two tenth deals of fine flour baked with leaven" was to be waved before the Lord. Wheat crushed, ground and sieved produces fine flour and speaks of the firmness of Christian character formed by overcoming the fiery trials and temptations with mature faith in the Word of God and prayer like Jesus Christ (Hebrews 13:8; Romans 5:1-5; 8:28-39; I Peter 1:2-11; 4:12-19). We "rejoice in our sufferings for our Brethren, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in our flesh for His Body's sake, which is the Church" (Colossians 1:24) as we are beaten and refined into fine flour. One loaf represents that which is perfectmade manifest in His living Bride, the other represents the Church Age saintswho manifested that which was in PART, back in the days when Christ was a Mediator, and although they are leavened, when waved "they shall be holy to the Lord".
Christ's end-time Bride under pre-eminence to the fullness of the Word by her revelation of the Seven Seals will be waved before the Lord at the manifestation of the Sons of God in behalf of our brethren who fell asleep since Pentecost. We are all one body and without us the sleeping saints cannot be made perfect, that is, glorified. Together we are the finished product of grain prepared for food and waved before the Lord. Prior to our glorification the Church is represented as two loaves baked with leaven because we are yet in our sinful flesh, which having overcome we "shall be holy to the Lord".
Because of the Eve's sin, all are born in sin, shaped in iniquity, and come into the world speaking lies. On account of the leaven we cannot be offered on the altar which proves the true Church will NOT go through the Tribulation, but because Christ is accepted we are accepted. When we change in the atoms this corruptible flesh will put on incorruption, mortality will put on immortality, and we will lose the leaven.
Three times in the year every adult male Israelite must present himself before the Lord in the place He chose to put His Name. For Israelites claiming the Old Covenant of Moses that place is Jerusalem, which God ordained for His sacrifice. God only meets man under the shed blood of the Lamb (Deuteronomy 16). Although Moses' Covenant is truly fulfilled(Jeremiah 31:31-34), anyone claiming to be under the old Covenant and not living in Israel has no part with God under the Law.
Those three Feasts of meeting were: Passover and Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. Israel rejected the Feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread when they sacrificed their Messiah, the real Pascal Lamb. That made void their temporary covering of animal blood and disqualified the Israelitish high priest as go-between or mediator with God. And having rejected the New Covenant in the Blood of Adam's Kinsman Redeemer, Israel cannot participate in the Pentecostal Feast which became the Gentile dispensation and the building of Christ's Church.
In the Bible, trees symbolize people and nations. Israel's last Feast was the Feast of Tabernacles, or Ingathering at the end of harvest when fruit, vintage, and olive were gathered. John said, "the axe is laid to the root [or spiritual principles that sustain the life] of the trees [people or nations]: therefore every tree which does not bring forth good fruit [godly character] is hewn down, and cast into the fire" (Luke 3:9). Jesus applied John's Words to the fruitless "fig tree [Israel (Hosea 9:10; Matthew 21:19)] planted in His vineyard, [the house of Israel (Isaiah 5:7)]" which had borne no fruit in the six months of John's ministry or the two and a half years of His own; then the gardener replied prophetically, "In this year also I shall dig about it and fertilize it [with the Word of God], and if it bear fruit, well and good: but if not, you can cut it down" (Luke 13:6-9).
Alas, Israel rejected grace, murdered Messiah God and "the fig tree dried up from the roots" (Mark 11:20), killed by the denominational toxin of Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians, Essenes and Zealots "teaching for doctrine the commandments of men" (Daniel 9:26; Matthew 15:9). Following Calvary God turned from the Israel nation to Adamic individuals of faith, for God's promise to Abraham was not to His offspring through natural procreation in Isaac, Jacob and the twelve tribes, but to One Seed of promise, "And to your Seed, which is Christ. And the [curse of the Law] which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot invalidate a Covenant previously ratified by God so as to annul the promise. For if the inheritance is by the law, it is no longer by promise: but God has given it to Abraham by promise" (Galatians 3:16-18).
Thus Israel's fraudulent denominational teachings have rendered the Israel nation spiritually blind for two thousand years "until the fullness of the elect Gentiles is baptized into Christ . . . then [when our denominations have blinded Gentile eyes] the Deliverer will come out of Zion [not New York, Amsterdam, London, or Moscow] and turn away ungodliness from Israel [in Daniel's Seventieth Week]" (Romans 11:25-26; Daniel 9:24, 27). The last opportunity for elect Israelites to receive grace will be to attend and fulfill their third compulsory agrarian festival, the feast of Tabernacles.
If the firstfruits of the Gospel sowing is the harvest of the true Church, the Feast of Tabernacles typifies completion of that final and universal harvest of souls in "gleaning [after] the harvest" for the "saved" non-elect foolish virgin and other martyrs (Leviticus 23:22) whom we will grant into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment following the millennium and general resurrection. The wise virgin who are the true Church, will be translated, and the Church Age saints will resurrect before the Tribulation period when God turns back to Israel.
The Feast of Tabernacles will be Israel's final opportunity to receive redemption and the Covenant is of no effect outside the land of the Covenant. Only 144,000 blood descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will be elect (Ezekiel 37, 48; Revelation 7:1-8). The descendants of any MRS. Abraham, MRS. Isaac, or MRS. Jacob not in the patriarchal blood line are disqualified. The leaders of the self-styled Jews knowing most are not in Adam's race but that they are related to Eve make the iniquitous claim that "a Jew is one born of a Jewish mother." However Israel is not a matriarchy and barely any Jew is an Israelite so this is scripturally and scientifically false.
Before the elect Israelites can attend the Feast of Tabernacles they must hearken to the Feast of Trumpets (Leviticus 23:23-25). The natural feast on the first day of the seventh month was a holy convocation; its antitype will be a witness from God by two prophets in the spirit and power of Moses and Elijah bringing to remembrance His dealings with Israel from their calling out from Egypt on the first Passover to the fiftieth day of the first Pentecost when Moses delivered "the [curse of the] Law God commanded on Mount Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments" (Malachi 4:4). This was also His Covenant of marriage with the nation whose adultssmitten from the Book of Life since Kadeshimmediately breached. The prophets will announce that the glad sabbatic month has begun and the great Day of Atonement is at hand. Jesus said their Message will gather the elect Israelites from the four winds [or 'hot stage' of World War III] and their exile in the Muslim lands of the ancient Assyrian Empire to the land of the Covenant for the Day of Atonement when "the nation[all 144,000]is born in one day" (Zechariah 4; Matthew 24:31; Isaiah 66:8), and then martyred (Matthew 27:25; Revelation 6:11; 7:3-8; 14:12 19:20).
Two is a witness as in the prophecy of Matthew 17:1-8 which will be fulfilled by Israel's two witnesses. After the 'Moses' reviews Israel's history from the Exodus to Calvary, the 'Elijah' will expound its history from Calvary to the present explaining how rejection of the Gospel through two thousand years of the New Covenant was a spiritual war against God which brought natural war upon that nation and their Edomite, Canaanite and Khazar impersonators under Seven historical Trumpet judgments according to the Law to which they clung (Revelation 8:6 9:21; 11:14-19; Deuteronomy 4:10-12).
This revelation will not be quickened to the elect Israelites till the beginning of the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week after the martyrdom and visible resurrection of their two witnesses witnessed worldwide (Revelation 11:7-12). Then they will recognize the second or 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man to Israel in W_O_R_D form came through the mouth of the two prophets, and the significance of the Pillar of Cloud that appeared over the Mount of Olives three and a half years previously, and mourn the ignorance of their forefathers who crucified and blasphemed Him for over two thousand years (Zechariah 12:10 13:9; Luke 23:34; Revelation 1:7). This will be their Day of Atonement. "And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Your ways, You King of saints. Who will not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your Name? For You only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before You; for the righteousness of Your judgments according to the Law is manifest" (Revelation 15:3-4).
The Day of Atonement on the tenth of Tishri was Israel's only prescribed fast. It marked the complete removal of all the sins of the nation which stood between them and God, hindering complete restoration to His favor. The sin of the whole nation, all 144,000 of them, is removed by their new-birth, when by faith they recognize Messiah and mourn. Once born-again and martyred the Israel nation will qualify to enter the seventh and eighth days of the Feast of Tabernacles.
The Feast of Tabernacles occupied a week from the fifteenth to the twenty-second of Tishri. The first day was a holy convocation, and the eighth, or "great day of the Feast," was a holy convocation. The first six days of the Feast signify six thousand years in which man has laboured against sin since Eve shattered the holy convocation of divine fellowship following Creation. When Adam took Eve back to himself he forfeited his dominionOUR dominionto Satan; his offence enabled sin and death to reign (Romans 5:17). No man has lived one full day, which to the Lord is as a thousand years (Genesis 2:17; II Peter 3:8). The seventh day will be the millennium or sabbath, the thousand-year honeymoon of the heavenly Bridegroom and His earthly Bride as King and Queen over the kingdom restored to Israel, whilst the eighth day will be eternity and the renewed heaven and renewed earth when "the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea".
Now it is frequently said by cults and those with a carnal understanding of Zechariah 14:16-21 that whoever does not keep the Feast of Tabernacles will be lost, and that animal sacrifices will continue through eternity. However, "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, says the Lord" (Isaiah 11:9; 65:25).
"It shall come to pass, that everyone that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up [to tithe from year to year from the sufficiency of a year in a year] to reverence the King, the Lord of hosts [our Melchisedec, Jesus Messiah], and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles".
This verse is simply a striking method of depicting the entrance of Gentiles into the kingdom of God. They could not possibly "go up to the feast" personally but may do so by representatives.
"But if any of the families of the earth does not go up unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, there will be no rain upon them. And if the family of Egypt does not go up and present themselves, there shall be no rain upon them, but there shall be the plague with which the Lord will smite the nations that do not come up to keep the feast of Tabernacles. This shall be the punishment consequent on sin to Egypt, and all nations that do not go up to keep the feast of Tabernacles".
Rain is mentioned as one of the principal blessings of God, without which the harvest will be unfruitful; there will be no increase from which to tithe, and no joy. Even the Nile is dependent upon rain at its source.
"In that day the bells of the horses shall be inscribed, HOLY TO THE LORD [like the crown of the high priest]; and the pots in the Lord's house shall be like the bowls before the altar, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holy to the Lord of hosts: and all who come to sacrifice may take of these, and boil in themand there shall not be any more Canaanites, that is, physical Serpent's seed, in the house of the Lord of hosts in that day [as abound in this day]".
This emphasizes the holiness of the new world wherein everything profane shall become holythe pots used for boiling sacrificial flesh and every pot in the city and throughout Judah will be as holy as the sacred receptacles for the blood of victims so that there will be nothing under the ban, eliminating the necessity for the Levitical priesthood (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:6-13).
The other compulsory annual feasts, Passover and Pentecost, are not specified because their antitypes having come, the types are done away. But the Feast of Tabernacles will be commemorative of Israel's sojournnot merely forty years in the wilderness, but more than twenty-seven hundred years in the wilderness of unbelief. On this feast Jesus made His triumphal entry to Jerusalem (Matthew 21:8), a pledge of His return to His capital to reign. "As it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and turn away ungodliness from Jacob: so all Israel shall be saved: for this is My Covenant to them, when I take away their sins" (Romans 11:26-27; Daniel 9:24). It was on the "last and great day of the feast of Tabernacles or Ingathering at year's end that Jesus stood in the temple and cried, if any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink" (John 7:37). And on this eighth day of the antitype of the feast the saved non-elect of "all the nations" will enter eternity.
Zechariah 14:16 is set after the millennium, general resurrection and White Throne Judgment in the antitypical eighth day of the Feast, which will be eternity in the renewed heavens and renewed earth. This is confirmed by Revelation 21:23-27: "The City has no need of the Sun or Moon to shine upon it, for the Shekinah glory of God illumines her and the Lamb is her Light. And the [seventy] nations (Exodus 1:5; Deuteronomy 32:8) of the saved [non-elect without the City] shall walk in her Light: and the kings of the earth bring [the tithe of] their glory into her. Her gates shall not be shut at all by day: for night shall not be there. And they shall bring the glory and the honour of the nations into her. And there shall in no wise enter into her anything common, neither one working abomination nor a lie: but they who have been written in the Lamb's Book of Life."
Brother Branham, the angel with the Seventh Vial in Revelation 16:17 showed John the wicked world-city of Papal Rome under the figure of a harlot. We know John represents you and me because the Prophet revealed the Seven Seals for Christ's end-time Bride after the close of the Laodicean Church Age and Christ's mediation. In Revelation 22:1-5, he shows us the City of God under the figure of His adored Bride, His true Church New Jerusalem, the perfected union of heaven and earth in Spiritual communion. To the unrighteous, God's wrath is a "devouring fire," to His elect; it is the Light of grace and love.
"Brother Branham [the angel of Revelation 1:1 and 22:6-11] showed me a river of water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and the Lamb through the middle of her street, and on either side of the river was a tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, each kind yielding fruit according to its month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations."
As the kings depart after tithing the increase of their national produce, each will take a leaf and give it to his fellow king as a memorial of the healing that brought eternal peace between nations as we take the Lord's Supper in remembrance of Christ who brought peace and reconciliation between man and God. Here and in Revelation we read the kings of the earth and the nations of the saved will tithe throughout eternity to Jesus and His Bride as the twelve tribes tithed to Levi. Brother Branham said, "Never take the place of God's eternal tithe and offerings" (Demonology, p. 91:73). "God loves a cheerful giver" (II Corinthians 9:7; Philippians 4:14-19).
He said, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God." Have you ever witnessed that to be the truth? Put God first. Pay your tithes first. Pay everything first. Pay God. Pray first at morning. Pray all through the day. Give God the first place in everything, you'll be a witness" (Witness, p. 21:190). In Malachi 3:8-12 God promised blessing to those who tithe and a curse to those who rob Him.
"Correctly, tithes is to go to the minister . . . tithings are to go for nothing else. I know people take their tithes and give them to a widow woman. That's wrong. If you've got anything to give the widow woman, give her, but don't give her God's money. That's not yours in the first place. That's God's" (COD, p. 680:Q161).
Revelation 22:3-5, "And no longer will anything be cursed [for the ban of Mosaic food laws is done away within the realm of glorified nature as it was under the Gospel" (Acts 10:9-16; I Corinthians 6:13; Colossians 2:14, 16, 20-23). There will be no more Heb. 'cherem' or anathema because the nations are holy (Zechariah 14:11, 16). The Bride alone shall eat the fruits of the Tree of Life and change their diet every month as promised to the overcomer alone (Revelation 2:7)]: "and the throne of God and the Lamb shall be in her; and His servants shall serve Him: and they shall see His face; and His Name shall be in their foreheads. And night shall not be anymore; and they shall have no need of lamp light, and sunlight; because the Lord God shall shine upon them: and they shall reign forever and ever".
Returning to our subject, "Standing in the Gap".
As Isaiah 40:3, Malachi 3:1 and Luke 1:17 promised John the Baptist would forerun Christ's first Coming, so Malachi 4:5, Matthew 17:11, Revelation 3:14 and 10:7 promised William Branham would forerun His second Coming and "stand in the breach for the people with a little flock that God will give him. He'll come in the last days. God said so. He'll be a sign to this Gentile nation that her time is no more . . . when he appears on the scene, "the time is at hand."
"As soon as John's ministry was finished, Messiah showed Himself. As soon as this great one to come in the last days finishes his ministry, the Messiah will show Himself. It'll be so. "The time is at hand" (A True Sign that's Overlooked, p. 29:180-182).
Revelation chapter five is actually the Breach between the Church Ages and the Seals. The Church Ages are finished and there is no further delay for mediation for the ignorance of PART-Word because the saints predestinated to that Body of PART-Word are all born-again (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4, 7; 4-5), so the Church went up after Revelation chapter three and does not return until the nineteenth chapter. The Church misses the tribulation (William Branham, Revelation of the Seven Seals p. 70:5). Christ's end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary and redemption is over. The diagram shows Revelation 5:13-14 is the same scene as Revelation 10:6, so the "end-time" began in Revelation 5 when our Kinsman Redeemer claimed the Title Deed from Him that sat upon the throne, opened the Seven Seals and returned as Judge in Revelation 10:1 with the Book open.
The revelation of the Seven Thunders disclosed who was sealed in the earthen vessel of the PART-Word Body of the Church Age saints, and how they were redeemed in each Age. The ministry of the seventh angel gathered up these mysteries, and endued by Jesus Christ the fullness of the Spirit which was the "Elijah" of this day, he introduced the fullness of the Word, which is Christ Himself.
In Revelation 5:8-14 (Daniel 7:13-14) we hear the theophany of every redeemed creature worship our Kinsman Redeemer, crowning Him King of kings and Lord of lords by their harmonious revelation because redemption is over. The Book of Redemption is open and about to be revealed on earth to call Christ's living end-time Bride to recognize their day and its Message at His unseen 'parousia' Coming (I Corinthians 15:23; I Thessalonians 4:16).
Now that we can see our Pentecostal Jubilee, the end of the Gentile dispensation and our full redemption are imminent "the time is at hand." Since the revelation of the Seven Seals we no longer strive to work out the meaning of God's Word and whether we are in the faith or if some denomination is closer to the truth. We are secure in Christ—not by church loyalty or psychology but because "the mystery of God is finished" and we have THUS SAITH THE LORD.
Ephesians 4:30 says, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption." In other words, take care not to grieve the Holy Spirit until the Book of Redemption is revealed and the Redeemer comes to claim His possession.
The Redeemer has claimed His possession; He came down from heaven clothed with a Cloud and with the rainbow over His head. How can we grieve the Spirit when we are on His side of the gap baptized into the Capstone with the perfect interpretation of the Word and divine vindication? The apostolic faith is restored and "the mystery of God is finished"; we know which Scriptures are fulfilled, and what Jesus is doing NOW. We have recognized our part of the Word and confirmed our position in the Body from Genesis to Revelation and we see that part of the Word living through us we know we have crossed the gap into the Capstone with "no condemnation" (Matthew 24:24; John 10:1-5; Romans 8:1, 33; Hebrews 10:2; I John 3:9; 5:18). nl782.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.