Bible Believers' Newsletter 773"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
Pope Benedict XVI has returned to fallibility confirming "there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death" and that our Lord is unchanging ALL-mighty, eternal, omnipotent, and omniscient. Prophecy is being fulfilled. Our contributing author Barry Chamish reports on Israel's "prisoner X" affair concerning allegedly 'suicided' Mossad spy and dual Israeli-Australian citizen, while our Main Article is a Scriptural study of Brother Branham's "Tent Vision" which has to do with eternal Life, the imminent termination of the Gentile dispensation, first resurrection and glorification of Christ's Bride.
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
Palestinians Disqualify US as Peace Broker
February 22, 2013 The Israeli Prime Minister's Office released the official blue, red and white logo that will be on all documents and signs during Obama's visit late in March . . . "Unbreakable Alliance" written in English and Hebrew under combined Israeli and US flags . . . Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestinian veteran peace negotiator and member of the executive committee of the . . . PLO, Israel's partner in signing the defunct Oslo peace accords, said the first–term Obama administration "have just managed to buy more time for Israel" to "create facts on the (Israeli–occupied Palestinian) ground."
"Our experience has been really tragic with this American administration," which "started with such high hopes and tremendous promises," but "they backed down so quickly it was incredible," she added, to conclude: "The US has disqualified itself as a peace broker." Therefore, "there are no plans to celebrate" Obama's visit to Ramallah, because "they haven't forgotten the part he played" in aborting the PLO's efforts in 2011 to win the United Nations' recognition of Palestine statehood as a full member and in opposing its UN recognition as a non–member observer state the next year, according to Shlomi Eldar in Al-Monitor on February 14. Still, to make a bad situation worse, Obama will convey the same message to Abbas during his upcoming visit, because "our position has not changed" neither to Palestinian statehood nor to Palestinian national reconciliation according to US State Department spokeswoman Olivia Nuland on February 19.
Obama will visit on the backdrop of a two–year old simmering Palestinian–US political crisis, which potentially could explode in the aftermath of his visit.
The US subscription to the UN recognition of Palestinian statehood would establish irrevocably the prerequisite to make or break the only viable "two–state solution" for the almost century–old conflict, because it would confirm the 1967 borders as the basis for such a solution and, consequently, will for sure defuse the time bomb of the Israeli illegal settlement enterprise in the Palestinian occupied territories and pave the way for the resumption of negotiations. However neither Obama nor the US is forthcoming and they continue to "manage" the conflict instead of seriously seeking to solve it. Earlier this month, Israel in an unprecedented move boycotted the UN Human Rights Council because a year–long investigation by the council produced a report urging that "Israel must, in compliance with article 49 of the 4th Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions. It must immediately initiate a process of withdrawal of all settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories." The report stated that about 250 settlements were established in the Israeli–occupied Palestinian West Bank where 520,000 settlers live now, which the report said could be subject to prosecution as possible war crimes. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: This war flag heralds Israel's upcoming defeat and termination as a military force as prophesied in Zechariah 14:1-2 and Revelation 16:18-19 along with the invasion and occupation of mainland USA.
EU working on New Mideast Peace Plan
January 13, 2013 The European Union is working on a detailed plan meant to restart Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and establish an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital, Yedioth Ahronoth quoted Israeli diplomatic sources as saying. The plan will set a clear timetable for a discussion on all core issues over the course of 2013. It will likely be presented in March after a new Israeli government is formed.
According to the plan, Israel and the Palestinians will enter peace negotiations after a brief interval. The plan will likely also include a demand to freeze settlement construction.
The initiative is promoted by the British and French foreign ministers, and has the support of Germany. Efforts are being made to internationalize the plan: The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton is examining the possibility of making the plan an all-European proposal. Similar efforts have been made in a Quartet meeting in Amman, Jordan, where the EU's representatives have asked to discuss their proposed peace plan. However, the US requested to delay the discussion until after the Israeli elections and the Obama inauguration. . . Full story: ynetnews.com
Comment: Come, Lord Jesus.
Ben Zygier's Affect
By Barry Chamish
February 23, 2013 The bizarre case of Prisoner X is a security and moral disaster for Israel. Incredibly, it solves one issue. How could a ten man Mossad assassination team be so thoroughly exposed? Peres: Yigal Amir will Rot in Jail February 12, 2013 President Peres visits prisoners, says one prisoner in particular will never be forgiven.
On January 19, 2010, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, one of the founders of Hamas's military wing, the Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades, was assassinated in a hotel room in Dubai. The event is attributed to the Mossad to the extent that Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan? Dubai's Police Chief? said that Interpol should issue a red notice to approve the arrest of Meir Dagan, back then the Mossad's Director.
[It turns out that one of the planners of the hit, an Israeli-Australian, for reasons not thoroughly analyzed, got on a plane and sought immunity in Dubai. Yes, Zygier turned himself over to the Arabs, forcing Israel to kidnap him from Dubai and return him to Israel. What a movie that would make].
Dubai's police success was the result of a regretful Ben Zygier approaching them and coming clean. He was given immunity in exchange for the data he provided on the assassination. Subsequently, he went underground, was caught by the Mossad two months later, brought to Israel, and jailed in the X-Wing of the Ayalon Prison in complete secrecy, to the extent that he was provided with a fake identity.
[For three years Zygier was unknown to Israelis because of a gag order placed on the media].
Until yesterday, a court ruling by Judge Hilah Gerstel, President of the Tel Aviv District Court forbad Israeli media to publish details of the affair.
[But this past February 12, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), aired a documentary that exposed Zygier's incarceration and hinted at his murder 10 months later. The gag order was overcome and the Knesset finally acknowledged the Zygier affair].
Yesterday, the affair was acknowledged by the Knesset and today even images from the X-Wing cell were published by local tabloids.
[Zygier was incarcerated in a supposedly suicide-proof cell which previously housed the patsy for the Rabin murder, Yigal Amir. One day he was visited by an attorney, Avigdor Feldman. He turned down a plea bargain deal and the next day he hanged himself in his suicide-proof cell].
"He wanted to clear his name," said Feldman, who'd presented Zygier with a possible plea-bargain deal. "He was very rational and focused. He did not seem suicidal." Feldman wouldn't reveal the terms of the plea bargain, but he said Zygier had felt that it burdened him with crimes he didn't commit.
[The consensus is that one of Zygier's roles was to collect legitimate Australian passports for the Mossad. Passports are a huge deal in the Mossad and I have something to contribute:
In 1979, Michael Oren and I were drafted into the Israeli army on the same day, arrived at the Bakkum Induction Center on the same bus, and became really good buddies in the two days we waited until we were assigned separate units. I ended up a sand-eating drudge and he got the best the army could offer, induction into the Mossad.
Michael looked tall, blond and Gentile, so he was given a press card from the Kansas City Star, and toured Middle Eastern capitals as a journalist, not for Kansas, but for Israel. After our service ended, we met and, while I could only describe a bland time in the military, he described his tours of Iraq and Syria, the risks of being discovered, looking down on the Galilee from the Syrian POV, and, I remember this point most clearly, how good the food was in Damascus. Needless to add, he is now Israel's ambassador to Washington.
ABC's documentary director Jason Katsoukis first discovered Zygier in a false passport front].
The source put him on the scent of three dual Israeli-Australian citizens, who, according to the source, worked for a Mossad-owned shell company operating in Europe; the company's business was selling electronic equipment to Iran and others.
"The story was that Mossad was recruiting Australians to spy for them using a front company in Europe," he told The Guardian. "It all seemed too good to be true."
To Katsoukis' surprise, "What I was told seemed to check out. The company did exist."
[Half the Dubai hitmen carried Australian passports and this led to a serious diplomatic row with Israel. At any rate, the passport issue became the preferred Israeli pretext for Zygier's demise].
Semi-formally, Israel claims that Zygier had met with Australian Intelligence and gave them secret details about Israel's use of Australian passports, to the extent that he was also accused of being a double-agent. Israel claims that on December 15, Zygier hanged himself.
[For the conventional story, read the original ABC report. But know, ABC missed a whole other side of Israel. Start with the peculiar fact that on the day the ABC piece was broadcast, look at the activities of a scared President. He runs to Zygier's cell:
President Shimon Peres visited the Ayalon prison in Ramle on Tuesday morning. He spoke to prisoners and toured some of the prison's facilities for education and rehabilitation.
During the tour Peres spoke about the prisoners who may appeal to him for a presidential pardon. For one prisoner in particular, Yigal Amir, there will never be a pardon, he said. . . Full story: israelnationalnews.com
[Now look at the reactions of my readers]:
Surprise, surprise, Shimon Peres 'happened 'to visit the Ayalon Prison. I am sure Peres cares so much about prisoners, doesn't he. No connection whatsoever with this case, of course.
I wonder what that poor man from Australia discovered about Shimon Peres, why Peres had to 'terminate' him. I also wonder why his family did not look for him from Australia. Really strange. maybe they were threatened if they did. I bet you Peres had something to do with the Australian who 'committed suicide.' Why else would he go visit Ayalon? Covering his tracks again?
Look at the timing too. The article appeared in Australia the same day Peres visited the jail. Some coincidence, isn't it. New evidence unearthed. The cat's out of the bag and Peres is getting nervous. It is a sure thing. It is the old syndrome. . . They will always go back to the scene. . .
[So now we know Shimon Peres is worried enough about this Australian story coming to light that he felt it necessary to go to Ayalon in person, to discuss the issues with the big honchos there].
"Ben Zygier was the son of Geoffrey Zygier, the executive director of the Victoria Jewish Community Council and one of the leaders of the Melbourne Jewish Community. "
The guy came from a prominent Melbourne family, was highly educated, went to Jewish schools in Melbourne, was a lawyerno dummy here. He obviously figured something out they didn't want him to know, whatever it is.
The M.O. is typical of Peres: a visit, ostensibly for a noble cause, but in reality for selfish or treasonous interests.
And look what the Guardian reports:
"In the immediate aftermath of ABC's claims, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the Israeli prime minister's office had called "an emergency meeting of the Editors Committee . . . to ask its members to co-operate with the government and withhold publication of information pertaining to an incident that is very embarrassing to a certain government agency."
[Hmm, which agency, I wonder: could it be the PRESIDENCY? I would put that one on top of my list after Peres's visit to the prison. What else did the 'presidency' do that it has to be ashamed of itself? Do I have to remind you of the many crimes committed by a certain sitting president, crimes done under ultra secret cover, supposedly? Could this hapless fellow have discovered yet another crime committed by this usurper of a president?
Isn't it truly extraodinary? The government disappeared a citizen of both Israel and Australia, imprisoned him absolutely incommunicado for years and 'suicide' him, then kept that quiet for more years, prohibited the media from reporting any of it and enforced it by cold fear of unspecified government reprisal and whom does Attorney Bombast threaten with imprisonment? The MK's who told the people the truth about their government's resort to pure, unvarnished fascism.
So I think it is a moral obligation to expose this story to the Israeli public. After all a Jewish man died in jail, a helpless victim of cruel jailers, whether by suicide or murder, most likely murder, let's remember that].
A generation ago, murdering a snitch for the greater good was the accepted philosophy of the ruling Labor Zionists. But Israel has changed. We won't put up with sending our son to a Jewish governmental organization that murders him. If he was a rat, then he'll be tried like anyone else and a court will sentence him for being a squealer. Zyglier was 34 when he died and had two young children. They don't have their father because Labor lives on in the internal security agency, the Shin Bet, in the filth of the Forensic Institute, in the Mossad. They were all in on Zygier's demise, whether by his own hand as claimed by Israel, or whether his hand was shoved, as believed by everyone else.
[Read my, Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin, to get the full picture:
Reaction to]: Another source who is familiar with the incarceration process said the Shin Bet security service is responsible for security detainees, adding that the "Prison Service has almost no control" over the cells in the isolated wards, "despite the fact that the Prison Service is legally responsible for the prisoners." It's a situation whereby there is a prison inside a prison.
[Was predictable, even though the writers were surely, Right Wing Israelis].
The man was fine according to his lawyer the day before he died. He was INTERROGATED BY THE SHABAK the day he died. In retrospect, even if we dislike the thought, why should Jews overseas continue to support a State that is led by a group of self serving criminals?
[Those who read Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin were undoubtedly impressed by the evidence that Shimon Peres cooked up the Rabin murder hand in hand with Shabak Chief Carmi Gillon. And who whitewashed the Rabin autopsy by denying the findings of every single doctor and nurse who had treated him? Why coroner Dr. Yehuda Hiss! Three years ago, Hiss was head of the Israeli Forensic Institute]:
An autopsy was conducted by the Israeli Forensic Institute which issued a death certificate listing the cause of death as asphyxiation by hanging in the name of Ben Alon. Also found was a second Australian passport in the name of Ben Alon.
[Hiss and phoney suicides have a lively history]:
On April 14, 1998, 47 year old Alisdair Sinclair, was stopped by customs officials at Ben Gurion Airport on his way out of the country after a six day stay. They found 9,000 Deutsche marks in a false bottom of his hand bag and he was arrested without charge. The police thought the false bottom suggested something illegal though hiding a large amount of money is a legitimate means of thwarting theft.
[At the airport police station, Sinclair was found strangling on his shoelaces. He was rushed to hospital and pronounced dead. From there his body was transferred to the Abu Kabir Institute For forensic Medicine and straight into the paws of Dr. Yehuda Hiss, who conducted an autopsy which concluded that Sinclair had killed himself. . . On May 13, another autopsy was conducted, at the University of Glasgow and guess what? The hyoid bone at the base of the tongue was missing and so was the heart. Both were removed by Dr. Hiss. But why?
[And then there is the Mossad]:
I hear that some group wants Peres to try to get Pollard out. Are they that stupid? That is what Peres wants the least.
[Rafi Eitan, Jonathan Pollard's Mossad handler who threw him to the dogs, defends the mortal treatment of Zygier]:
"Former senior Mossad official Rafi Eitan said, Friday morning, that there may be more people in the Israeli prison system whose identities are not known. Interviewed on Israel Defense Forces Radio regarding the case of Prisoner X, later identified as Australian-Israeli Ben Zygier, the former minister of pensioners' affairs explained, "We live in a country in a continuous war, requiring the use of this method. There may be more Prisoners X in the country" Full story: israelnationalnews.com
[What Eitan doesn't get is we Israelis have changed for good. But you're still running our show].
Peres: Yigal Amir will Rot in Jail
February 12, 2013 President Peres visits prisoners, says one prisoner in particular will never be forgiven.
Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess: a Courageous Hero for Peace
August 17, 2012 "My coming to England in this way is, as I realize, so unusual that nobody will easily understand it. I was confronted by a very hard decision. I do not think I could have arrived at my final choice unless I had continually kept before my eyes the vision of an endless line of children's coffins with weeping mothers behind them, both English and German, and another line of coffins of mothers with mourning children" (Rudolf Hess, June 10, 1941).
I do not propose to argue about charges that are concerned with the internal affairs of Germany, with which foreigners have no right to interfere. I make no complaints about statements, the aim of which is to discredit and dishonor myself and the entire German people. I regard such statements coming from enemies as confirmations of our honor. It has been my privilege to serve for many years under the greatest son to whom my people have given birth in its thousand years of history. Even if it were possible for me to do so, I would never wish to wipe this period of service out of my life. It fills me with happiness to know that I did my duty toward my people. I regret nothing. Whatever men may do to me, the day will come when I will stand before the judgment seat of the Eternal: to Him I will give an account of my actions, and I know that He will pronounce me innocent" (Rudolf Hess' last statement before the International Military Tribunal in Nüremberg, August 31, 1946).
When World War II ended, Germany was in total ruin. But it was to get even worse. Within a few years 15,000,000+ Germans and ethnic German civilians were cleansed, with 9,000,000+ murdered by starvation and disease. This was deliberate allied policy. . . Up to 1,700,000 German prisoners of war died while under United States supervision. These killings were supervised by the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. General Eisenhower prohibited German people from sharing their rations with detained German soldiers. [How did Eisenhower who was General Douglas MacArthur's secretary, became the Supreme Allied Commander? Especially when General MacArthur felt Eisenhower was incompetent. How within 45 months did he bypass hundreds of officers with higher rank? Here are his unbelievable military promotions, with help from the (Jewish) warmonger Bernard Baruch: March 11, 1941Colonel, October 3, 1941Brigadier General (1 Star), March 28, 1942Major General (2 Stars), July 9, 1942Lieutenant General (3 Stars), February 11, 1943General (4 Stars) and December 20, 1944General of the Army (5 Stars). Eisenhower was a 1915 West Point graduate, while there he was known as, The Terrible Swedish Jew. Ike sure did live up to his first nickname] . . .
"The enemy of peace has laid its soul to bear by what it did to Rudolf Hess for the last 46 years of his life. Then, 24 years after his murder, they cunningly try to erase him from history, by having his remains exhumed, cremated and scattered at sea. This vengeful overreaching has lifted the veil and shown us the evil we are dealing with. Thank you Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess for having lived your life with honesty and dignity. By doing this, you made the parasitical warmongers show their demonic hand to us all. You are, and will remain throughout history, a courageous hero for peace".
Full story: rudolfhess.net.
Comment: Please educate yourself and read the full story. These images show Germany at the end of the nineteenth century, the beautiful civilization destroyed by the puppet colonies of the 'City of London,' Britain and the United States in servitude to the international banksters when Hitler left the gold standard. It is interesting to note Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on Nisan 14 (Good Friday), 1865. On February 25, 1927, the McFadden Pepper Act signed into law made the Federal Reserve's power over US monetary policy perpetual. Only an act of Congress can dissolve Federal Reserve Banks.
BBC in Dock for Manipulating Evidence and Providing Biased Coverage 9/11
February 22, 2013 On February 25 . . . Three hours of detailed 9/11 evidence is to be presented and considered in a court of law where the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will be challenged over the inaccurate and biased manner in which it has portrayed the events and evidence of 9/11.
Over the last 16 months, BBC has been challenged strongly by individuals in the UK over two documentaries they showed in September 2011 as part of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, namely "9/11: Conspiracy Road Trip" and "The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 Ten Years On." Formal complaints were lodged with BBC over the inaccuracy and bias of these documentaries, which, according to 9/11 activists, was in breach of the operating requirements of BBC through their "Royal Charter and Agreement" with the British public.
This document requires BBC to show information that is both accurate and impartial. These complaints were supported by the US-based educational charity Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), which submitted detailed scientific evidence to BBC to buttress the complaints. The evidence focuses in particular on the confirmed free-fall of WTC 7 and NIST's 2008 admission of this fact. In addition, over 300 AE911Truth petition signers supported these complaints by sending letters to BBC, requesting that BBC show this evidence to the public.
Not a single mainstream media has acknowledged the court case. And it is highly unlikely that the proceeding will be the object of unbiased coverage. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The ABC has aped and continues to mimic the City of London's BBC propaganda on 9/11, and NATO attacks on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Mali and elsewhere, with Iran, China and Russia in their crosshairs.
Iran sentences Four to Death in Biggest Bank Fraud Case
February 18, 2013 Iran Judiciary has handed down death sentence to four people convicted of involvement in the biggest embezzlement case in the country's banking history.
"The president of Bank Melli branch in Kish was slapped with life imprisonment and former deputy minister Khodamorad Ahmadi was sentenced to 10 years in prison," Mohseni-Ejei, who is also Iran's attorney general, added. Other defendants were handed down sentences varying from flogging to paying cash fines and being barred from public office, he said. The defendants stood trial for misappropriating a total of USD2.6 billion of funds by using forged documents to obtain credit from banks to purchase state-owned companies. . .
Full story: presstv.com
Comment: What's that? You want a bailout for gambling away other people's money? What we'll do instead is hear your confession, then terminate your life. Will Rothschild, Goldman Sachs, Rockefeller, et al be next on the gallows?
US: Worst Place to Live
February 22, 2013 The greatest nation on earth (© US politicians & media) is exposed as among the worst in the West . . . on all life indicators, why China steams ahead, plans for Land of the Tax Free, + the proud record the States share with Lesotho, Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland. Seek truth from facts with Belle Isle: Detroit's Game Changer author Rod Lockwood, Chair of Chinese Intl. Affairs Barry Naughton, The Personality and Well-Being Lab Director Dr. Ryan Howell, Political Science Professor Joseph Cheng, and Fox host Bill O'Reilly. Full story: rt.com
The Tent Vision
John 1:1, 11-14, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . He came to His own, and His own received Him not. But those who received Him He empowered to become the sons of God, that is, those who believed in His Name: who owe their birth neither to human blood, nor to fleshly desire, nor to human design, but to God. And the Word became flesh, and pitched His tent among us, and we beheld His glory [the real Shekinah], such glory as of an only begotten Son from the Father, full of grace and truth". This is the transcript of a vision wherein the Angel appeared to Brother William Branham in December 1955 with my comments bolded in  brackets (127 Voice Magazine Vol. IV, No. 3 March, 1956). The Capstone of the Seven Thunders is formed in the "little room" of Brother Branham's tent vision. The Lord said, "I'll meet you in there; that'll be the third pull. This will not be a public show like Pentecost [Laodicea] had it." Looking at a diagram of the Great Pyramid we see the "little room" that is the prophet's chamber just before the "King's Chamber" which we enter by the 'third pull' of the opening of the Word or revelation of the Seven Seals. As on the day of Pentecost when a hundred and twenty were in one mind secreted in a little room, He meets you in the little room of faith in your heart as "the Voice of the Archangel [Jesus Christ]." (See Newsletter 633, God Hiding Himself in Simplicity Part II).
Do you remember Brother Branham's prophecy of the "tent vision"? God told Noah He would convert Japheth so he could dwell in the tents of Shem, or come under the covering of His revealed Word (Genesis 9:27). You might question, why is Ham not mentioned? Are his children excluded from God's elect? By no means, but Ham's incest with his father's wife, who was in Cain's lineage, reproduced the Serpent's seed this side of the Flood, and his blessing was marred as God cursed his firstborn, Canaan (Genesis 9:18-25). Ham's other sons, Mizraim (Egypt), Phut (Libya), and Cush (Ethiopia), were not cursed, and many of their descendants (for example, Ephraim, Manasseh and their tribesmen, Simon of Cyrene, Alexander, Rufus, and the Ethiopian Eunuch) are among the saints of God. [Ezekiel 3839 and Daniel 11:43 count these nations with Judaeo-Communism in opposition to the Judaeo-Roman Church ruling in Israel in Daniel's Seventieth Week, doubtless as the result of the ongoing aggression of US-NATO nouveau-Roman Empire. But that is another subject].
To this day Noah's prophecy has continued to unfold the creation of God and His one eternal purpose and plan (Ephesians 1; Romans 8:28-30) expounded by Brother Branham in "Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed." When mercy ends at the close of the Gentile dispensation God will finish His tent after the resurrection and body change of Christ's Bride of all Ages with 144,000 elect Israelites "born in one day" after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Isaiah 66:8; Ezekiel 39:22-19; Daniel 12:1; Zechariah 3:9-10; 12:9 13:9). God promised Abram all families of Adam's race will be blessed in his Seed, Jesus Messiah, and He changed his name to Abraham which means "father of the Gentile" or non-Israelite Adamic nations (Genesis 12:3; Genesis 17:5). These natural Israelites however, will be servants not Sons.
Faith is the gift of unmerited grace. Character is not a gift, but a victory that must be won and developed in the individual by overcoming life's trials through faith aimed at attaining His righteousness. Character is the product of right decisions and the determination to follow through regardless of self-sacrifice and suffering. Jesus wants to share His millennial throne with us on the same basis as He overcame and is seated in His Father's throne in the heavens. There are no short cuts: we too must overcome in order that we may sit with Him in His glory. This is the promise to overcomers in Laodicea and His promises are cumulative to all Ages (Revelation 3:19-21). The temporary suffering we endure now is not worthy to be compared to the tremendous glory that will be revealed in us when He comes. Oh what treasures are laid up for those who are willing to enter His kingdom through much tribulation (Matthew 16:24-26; Revelation 7:9-17).
Jesus Messiah and His followers have always been persecuted. Firstly by apostate Israelites and the non-Semitic anti-Semitic Edomite and Canaanite majority, who since the eighth century have been supplemented by non-Semitic anti-Semitic Khazars; secondly by Imperial Rome and since the fourth century by the anti-Christ Judaeo-Roman Catholic false church. Jesus foretold our tribulation would commence in the Ephesian Church Age when Roman legions invested Judea, and continue until there is a blackout of the Word and complete apostasy culminating in the great tribulation of Daniel's Seventieth Week:
In response to their question, "When will the temple be destroyed?" Jesus told His disciples the tribulation will commence: "When you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet stand in the holy place." So when they saw the Roman legions surveying Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives the Christians fled to Pella in the Jordan valley. "Then shall be great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days are shortened, there should be no flesh saved [for the translation]: but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened" (Matthew 24:1-3; 15-22; COD, p. 720:164).
The Ephesian Age saints were looking for Daniel's prophecy in Matthew 24:15 to come to pass, and their lives were saved. Today's saints are expecting Daniel's prophecy of the Kingdom of God to be fulfilled: "Whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mix themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cling one to another, even as iron will not join together with clay. And in the days of these kings the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom [gathered by Brother Branham's Message], which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever" (Daniel 2:43-44). Eisenhower (iron) represented the United States and Khrushchev (clay) represented Judaeo-Communist Russia. His alleged shoe-banging incident occurred in 1960 at the 902nd Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly held in New York, confirmed "iron will not mix with clay." The revelation of this Message is "shortening the days" by calling Christ's end-time Bride OUT from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters to maturity in "the unity of the faith" for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. We will not enter the great Tribulation.
Revelation 21:3, "I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle [tent or dwelling] of God is with men, and He will [pitch His tent or] dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God".
The verb "dwell" is taken from the Gk. 'shenoo' or "pitched His tent" which John also applies to God's dwelling with His people. It was chosen in allusion to the Shekinahor glorious indwelling Presence of Jehovah behind the Veil in the Holy of Holies in the tent or tabernacle of witness and witnessed by Israel's high priest on the Day of Atonement until just before king Nebuchadnezzar defeated Judah, but not since. It pointed to the incarnation in confirmation that the Bible is the story of God erecting His tent in Jesus Messiah of the tribe of Judah, and stretching it over all of the children of Adam who receive the Logos in His Name, thus becoming the Sons of GodHis elect and chosen people (John 1:12).
Jesus prayed that God might pitch His tent in YOU as He dwelt in Him. John 17:20-22, "I pray not for these alone, but also for those who will believe on Me through their Message; that they may all be one; as You, Father are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that You have sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one".
We become one with God through what Paul called "the common faith" (Titus 1:4). I Corinthians 1:10, "I beseech you, brethren, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment".
Galatians 3:26-29, "For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Judahite nor Gentile, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." (See Spreading God's Tent).
When Israel refused the Light God shone in Jerusalem we Gentiles and our kings came to His great Light. But succeeding generations have failed to keep on walking in the Light God continues to unfold because they neglect to establish a personal relationship with Him, and after the initial revival is past they substitute organization and human leadership for the Headship of the Spirit, and man-made traditions eventually shut out or blind them to the Light. Such was the fate of the Church of England which rejected the Light God shone through Wesley's Message. Such was the fate of Israel whose spiritual blindness to God's Light will persist "until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in." If only they had read to the end of Isaiah 9.
It was God Himself who came to Jerusalem (Isaiah 47:4). Isaiah 59:20-21, "The Lord will come to Zion as her Redeemer and to Israelites who turn from apostasy. And this is My promise to these born-again converts, says the Lord; My Holy Spirit that is upon You [Messiah, as their progenitor and ideal representative of Israel's descendants], and My Words which I have put in Your mouth shall not depart from Your mouth nor from the mouth of Your children, nor from the mouth of Your grandchildren, says the Lord, henceforth forever." And they will become receivers of truth through both eyes and ears and testifiers of it through their lips like Christ's end-time Bride today (Revelation 10:8-11).
Isaiah 60:1-3, 12, 14 says, "Arise, shine, [Zion (Isaiah 59:20)]; for thy Light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy Light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising . . . the nation and kingdom that will not serve Zion shall perish . . . they shall come bending unto thee; and all who despised you shall bow down to the soles of Zion's feet." He is NOT speaking of the restoration of Jerusalem that now is, of Israel's return from Babylonian captivity or from the diaspora, but of Jerusalem's enlargement to 1,500 miles foursquare upon a Mount Zion 1,500 miles high in order to receive the "daughters of Zion"the Gentile Church born of the Light first risen upon Zion and old Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. This is the fulfillment of Genesis 9:27; the children brought to Zion are not the ten tribes she has lost but full-grown children she has never known, for this is the millennium, and "the City [is] that which comes down from God out of heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband".
According to Isaiah 49:17-23 the countless children are the mainly Gentile Body of Christ converted to the Lord whilst Zion was forsaken and repudiated by her husband, put away as punishment with a view to correction, NOT divorced. These children are Spiritual Israel, Christ's "seed" (53:10) who received the "Spirit" of the prophecies that natural Israel with the "letter only" refused and chose death.
God further unveiled this prophecy in Isaiah 49:21-23, where Zion ponders in her heart, "Who has born me these? I was bereaved and barren, exiled and put away; who has raised these grown-up children for me? Behold, I was left alone by my Husband; whence came these?"
"Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up My hand to the Gentiles, and raise My standard to the peoples: and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; you shall know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me".
Through twenty centuries Gentile kings and queens nurtured heavenly Zion's unknown children in love and reverence, and with their wealth and power watched over them with protective carefulness and encouraged the propagation of the faith.
Jerusalem or Zion that now is has been repudiated and forsaken by God her Husband since five years before the Desolations, which began in 589BC, and Israel will be ruled by non-Semitic Gentiles unto the consummation as she is at this day. That is, throughout "the times of the Gentiles" as Daniel 9:27, Jesus in Luke 21:24, Ezekiel 10:18, 43:2 and Revelation 7:2 confirm. In "the time of Jacob's trouble" Zion will learn it was "Jerusalem that is above" that bore her children of every nation, tribe and tongue of Adam's race by the spoken Word while she was forsaken and childless.
These are not children Jerusalem had lost but children she had never known before. If they were the returning Israelites she would have recognized them, but they are Gentile Spiritual Israelites. In Revelation 7:1-8 the Israelite apostle John immediately identified each of 144,000 elect Israelites by their tribal dress, but when he saw the Bride of all seven Church Ages in Revelation 7:9-17, which is the same vision Zion saw, he too was unable to identify the Gentile saints arrayed in white robes, drawn from every nation, tribe and tongue.
Isaiah 54:1-3, "Sing, O barren woman, you who did not bear; break forth to a loud and joyful song, Jerusalem, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the deserted woman than the children of she who has a husband, says the Lord. Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations: spare not, lengthen your tent cords, and strengthen your stakes; for you shall break forth on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited".
In Genesis 22:16-18 God promised Abraham, "By Myself have I sworn, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son: [I will not withhold My only begotten Son, so] that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your Seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your Seed shall possess the gate of His enemies; and in your Seed shall all the nations of the earth [or Adamic Gentiles] be blessed; because you have obeyed My voice." Abraham's Seed of Promise is Jesus Messiah, and His seed "multiplied as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is on the sea shore" is Christ's Gentile Bride, Spiritual Israel.
The elect of every nation, tribe and tongue find Life under the covering of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacobthe tent of God's Word made flesh. As Brother Branham explained, God will assemble this tent or tabernacle on earth during the first resurrection and complete the structure of the tent vision in the body change and glorification of "we who are alive and remain" after the manifestation of the Sons of God. Malachi 4:2 prophesied our glorification: "For you who fear My Name the Sun of righteousness will arise with healing in his beams; and you will go forth and leap as calves from the stall."
The strengthening of Zion's tent stakes indicates the greatly enlarged dimensions of God's tabernacle since the middle wall of partition between Israelite and Gentile was broken down in Christ (Ephesians 2:14), and the fact the tent it is no longer to be that of a sojourner. When Ezekiel described the Ark and the four living creatures, they were journeying on wheels (Ezekiel 1). John saw the same vision at the end of the Laodicean Church Age after the last PART-Word saint was redeemed and redemption was over. Christ's end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary because we were predestinated to be reborn by the fullness of the Word, so we have no need of a Mediator for ignorance of the Word. In Revelation 4 and 5 the Ark having reached its heavenly destination is stationary, Christ's Mediation is fulfilled and the Mercy Seat is now a Judgment Seat surrounded by the redeemed elect of all Ages.
"The seed of Zion shall inherit the Gentiles" (Isaiah 54:3; 49:6, 12, 18sqq). New Jerusalem shall possess all nations and not merely control their lands by expelling the inhabitants by force and Law but takes possession of the inhabitants themselves. By grace through faith and the love of God in Christ, the Seed of Abraham will grant the 'saved' into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment. Thereafter His Spiritual offspring, the elect of every nation, tribe and tongue born of the "heavenly Jerusalem" will rule the renewed earth for He is King of kings, and Lord or lords. (See Gathering the Nations to the Sun that rises upon Jerusalem). The seed of Zion are Abraham's Gentile seed by the baptism with the Holy Ghost (Galatians 3:29), not the seed of sinful men conceived in bondage to the Law and employing Talmudic loopholes to evade its requirements; Jesus Messiah repudiates Jerusalem that now is as "Sodom and Egypt, where He was crucified".
Galatians 4:22-31, "It is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to desire, while the son of the freewoman was born on account of God's promise. Now this is an allegory: these women indicate two covenants, one from Mount Sinai bearing children into slavery under the curse of the Law, which is Hagar. This corresponds to the present Jerusalem in slavery with her children. Our mother is the heavenly Jerusalem, which is free and no slave to Jewish laws."
"This is what Isaiah meant when he prophesied, Rejoice, O childless woman; break forth into loud and joyful song, [New] Jerusalem, you who never before bore a child: for I am going to give you many childrenmore children than the slave wife [natural Israel] has."
Do you see how God distinguishes between Jerusalem and Zion that now is and the heavenly Jerusalem and the new Mount Zion that will come down from God out of heaven (Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:2)?
"Now you and I, dear Brothers and Sisters, like Isaac, are children of God's promise to Abrahamonly we were born the second time of the Spoken Word. So we who are born of the Holy Spirit are persecuted now by [Jewish Supremacists who would bring us under bondage to their fraudulent Noahide laws and Holocaust religion whereby they conspire to supplant the atonement of Yeshua Ha Maschiach, God's sinless kinsman Redeemer, and under their Talmudic traditions which make the Law of Moses and the testimony of God's vindicated prophets of no effect. True Spiritual Israel is today persecuted by] fleshly [non-Semitic] Jewish impersonators as Isaac was persecuted by Ishmael."
Thus the Bible is the story of a racialist but colour-blind God changing His form or unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughtsthrough the spoken Word, to their manifestation in the glorified flesh of His Family, of whom Jesus Messiah is first bornthe beginning of God creating Himself a part of creation (Revelation 3:14). There was no light or darkness, no atoms or molecules, stars or planets, just the eternal Spirit alone with His eternal thoughts. He was lonely and longed for fellowship, but His Word, "which is forever established unchangeable in heaven" declares, "two cannot fellowship unless they are in agreement," so in order that he might have the fellowship He yearned, His children would have to share His faith and His character (Psalm 119:89; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; Amos 3:3).
The Creation of God:
1). This diagram represents the eternal Spirit, Jehovah (the self-existent One) who is Elohim (the sum of all deity). Jehovah is the one Person of God. It is not the circle, but the dots in the circle that are God. They represent His eternal thoughts, which are the Attributes of Himself—what He is and forever will be. In eternity, God was alone with His thoughts. There were no Seraphim or Cherubim, no angels, no Lucifer, no light or dark, atoms or molecules, just God alone with His thoughts. He was neither the Father nor was He the Son. He was only potentially Father until his first son was born; and only potentially the Son until those Attributes were manifested (Colossians 2:9). Indeed, since God is an object of worship and there was nothing to worship Him, He was only potentially God.
2). You see, election is based on God's foreknowledge of the choices of all men, before the Logos was expressed. All that voluntarily manifest His will, which is His Word for their day, prove to be His elect because by expressing His Life their lives become the Token of His Life on display. They are His Attributes foreknown and crucified in Christ on Calvary in God's great thinking and can never perish, but have everlasting Life since they were foreknown in Christ, the Logos before He was made flesh.
Romans 8:20-30, "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, He also called: and whom He called, He also justified: and whom He justified, He has also glorified".
3). The first creation and manifestation "in the beginning" was God when He expressed Himself in the Logos, which was the Son of God. Having the appearance of Light, it was the Shekinah Jesus described when He lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour is come; glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You: as You have given Him authority over all mankind, that He should give eternal Life to all You have given Him. Eternal Life is knowing You the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You gave Me to do; now glorify Me, Father, with the glory which I had in Your own Presence before the world existed. I have manifested Your Name . . ." (John 17:1-6).
Do you see what Jesus meant when He told the Pharisees, "Before Abraham was, I Am" (John 8:58)? He is God expressed as the Logos, the Fire that spoke with Moses from the burning bush, the same Pillar of Fire and Cloud that have appeared and been photographed in our day. God is Light. Were you leaning over the banisters of heaven with eyes of Supernatural seeing, you would have witnessed a small Light forming. This was the Logos or complete thought of God, the sum of deity, beginning to express Himself in creation and time.
4). God thought of Himself as male and female—the feminine part is the soul of His elect foreknown before there was a world but created at the point of your natural birth. Now since you were conceived in sin and born into a world under Satan's dominion, you are part of this world whose nature ruled your body and mortal spirit so that your soul lay dead in sin and trespassers until it was quickened by agreement with the Word for your age and reunited with its Husband and Redeemer (Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:1-3). Now it is bringing your spirit and body subject to the Word.
When God formed the first Adam his wife was in him too, so God put him to sleep and took a rib from his side and separated the feminish traits from his mortal spirit to make the byproduct, Eve (Genesis 2:18-24; 5:1-2).
John 8:31-35, "Jesus told the Judeans who believed on Him, If you continue in My Word, then are you My disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free . . . Whoever commits sin is sin's servant. And a servant does not remain in the house forever: but the Son abides forever".
A servant who has 'joined' your house may be dismissed, but a son 'born' into the family abides forever.
Galatians 4:30-31: "The Scriptures (Genesis 21:10) tell us God instructed Abraham to cast out the slave [natural Israel] and her son: for the son of the slave shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman [spiritual Israel]. So, brethren, we are not slave children obligated to the Jewish laws, but children of the free woman, acceptable to God being Abraham's seed by the baptism with the Holy Ghost through our faith" (Galatians 3:24-29).
Thus God cast out His servant nation Israel till the last elect Gentile is born of "Jerusalem that is Above and free from the Law." His dealings with us Gentiles will end in Gentile apostasy as His dealings with Israel terminated in their apostasy (Romans 11:32). Christ has come back to earth in W_O_R_D form "as a thief in the night" through a prophetic ministry that "restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and proclaimed the day of vengeance of our God." Christ will return to Israel in W_O_R_D form through the Message of two Hebrew prophets to fulfill the six-fold purpose of Gabriel's instructions and complete Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Speaking to Hebrew believers in Matthew 24:27 Jesus said, "As the lightning flashes from the East and shines to the West, so will the [parousia] Coming of the Son of Man be." The Light of the Word that arose over earthly Jerusalem in the East has traveled around the Earth and was restored in the West through the ministry of William Branham, the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6.
Zechariah 14:6-7 foretold, "It shall come to pass in that hypocritical day of uncertainty, that the Light [of faith or understanding in God's unchanging Word] shall not be clear, nor dark: but it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be Light." THUS SAITH THE LORD the evening time Light will lead Christ's elect to Glory.
We live in the evening time of God's grace and of the Gentile dispensation. Spiritual darkness covers the Earth and gross Spiritual darkness covers the people of natural Israel. After the Lord has gathered Zion's unrecognized children, "countless as the stars of heaven or the sand of the sea shore" (Genesis 22:17), the Light that appeared to Moses in the bush, led the children of Israel through the wilderness, was nailed to Calvary's cruel cross, and will one day overshadow New Jerusalem, will be confirmed to Israel a second time by their Hebrew prophets and received by 144,000 elect Israelites in old Jerusalem. (See Newsletter 412).
Hebrews 9:21-24, "Moses sprinkled blood on both the tabernacle and all the vessels of service." [The tent signifies the Spiritual covering of the God of Shem; the Old Covenant looked forward to the New under which the saints receive their inheritance which is eternal Life. The "vessels of service" represent the saintsthe golden menorah is Christ's Bride of all Ages, and the twelve loaves of showbread is the 144,000 elect Israelitesall forever before the Lord in the sanctuary of Shem's tent (Genesis 9:27), because "salvation comes through the Judahites" (John 4:22). The preparation of the Law, shadows, types and prophecy run back in unbroken succession to Abraham, Shem, Noah, and even to the very gates of paradise lost in Genesis 3. Islam's counterclaims aside, this is one of the most convincing evidences of Christianity as the final unfolding of the mind of God, and is implied in Brother Branham's "tent vision"]. "Indeed, under the Law almost everything is purified by blood, and without the shedding of blood is no remission. [But the blood of bulls and goats could not remit sins]. So it was necessary that the copies of the heavenly things should be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these." You and God's entire elect are the "heavenly things" and the "better sacrifices" speak of the one sacrifice of our kinsman Redeemer manifold in its effects and applicability to many]. "For Christ has not entered into a sanctuary made with hands, which are types of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the Presence of God in our behalf".
The court without the sanctuary or Holy Place signifies first three dimensions of this physical world we contact with our ten natural senses, and is to be "given over to the Gentiles" at the end of grace; thereafter Rome will tread Jerusalem underfoot. The fourth dimension is the channel of communication with the spirit world, God, Satan, and his evil host. The fifth dimension is where the sinner and the unbeliever go when their time on earth is finished pending the general resurrection and judgment. The sixth dimension is where the Christian goes at death, and God is in the seventh dimension.
Brother Branham explains these things: "Now, you're going to have to read between the lines. Now, you know, the Bible is written, the Message is not altogether right on the letter, but it's between the lines. Did you know that? You know, any love letter is written the same way. My wife write me a letter when I'm overseas. And she said, "Dear Billy, I'm setting here tonight. I'm thinking of you." And she goes ahead tell me about different things. Now, she puts that on theon the page, but I can read right between the lines. I know what she's thinking, 'cause I love her; she loves me. And I know what. . . [So when the Prophet says, "Say what the tapes say," he is not encouraging us to "vain repetitions" but to express the logos or revelation of his Message"].
And the Bible said, "I've hid these things from the eyes of the wise and prudent, and will reveal them to babes such as will learn" (Matthew 11:25). So there's no need of trying to get a scholarship to know God. You have to get in love to know God. That's right! Your scholarship does, it's all right; it's fine; it helps you a lot. And I'm not trying to say anything against scholarships to support my ignorance. But I'm trying to say this, friend; that no matter how much scholar you are, you've got to know Him to have Life. See? Now, it's written between the lines lot of times.
When we get our big tent up out here somewhere, we'll take plenty of time and go through them 'in-between the lines.' Watch the resurrection thing how it moves in there, just beautifully. Just get in love with Him and He will reveal it to you. And then, I noticed that. . .
You know what God did to Abraham and Sarah there? I'll tell you what He done. He turned them back to a young man and woman again? "Oh," you say, "Brother Branham, that's ridiculous." But He did. He turned them back to a young man and woman. . . I can just imagine Abraham walking around; he said, "Sarah, dear, you know what? You know that your hair's turning blacker all the time."
I can hear her say, "Abraham, you know, you're not as stooped in the shoulder as you was. You're coming up." In a few days, they were back to about twenty-five years old a piece. That's right. That's what they did. See? You have to admit this, now scholars. I know that didn't go so good, but listen. . . Watch what He did. They take a journey from there, from the place where they were at there at the fields of Sodom and the slime pits. Measure it on your map and see how far it is to Gerar: about three hundred miles. It's a long ways down there. Quite a journey for an old man a hundred years old, and a little ninety year old grandma, going down, isn't it?
And you know the strange thing it was, when they got down there, Abimelech, the king down there with all those beautiful Philistine girls, he was hunting a sweetheart, and he fell in love with Sarah, grandma . . . That's what the Bible said he did. He fell in love with Sarah, thought she was the most beautiful thing he'd ever saw, a hundred year old woman: Grandma, a little dust cap, you know. And he feel in love with her and said, "That's who I've waited for." Ridiculous!
She was a beautiful woman. God had turned her back like He's going to you and I someday. Hallelujah! Don't worry about gray hair and getting old. Hallelujah. "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one waiting." He proved by Abraham, the father of the promise, what He'd do for all of his children. And we're Abraham's seed. That's right.
You say, "Oh, Brother Branham, they just lived longer then." They did? The Bible said a few verses before that, "They were well stricken in age." They were old. Grandma. . . Did He turn them back? Sure He did.
Lookafter years they were. . . Isaac was about twenty years old, Sarah died, or maybe a little older. Sarah died and Abraham married another woman and had, I believe, nine boys besides the girls. Glory.
Oh, I know you think I'm crazy. Maybe I am, but let me alone. I feel good this a way. I got a hope this way, where I didn't have no hope the other way. Amen. Don't worry, grandmother, that won't hurt.
You remember, the day that dad taken you down, grandpa, and married you? Beautiful little thing, you remember it, dad, how pretty she looked? You remember how strong he looked? One day you noticed the gray coming in his hair, and his wrinkles in his face, and them beautiful eyes of yours, looked like a dove when he married you, they're fading away, but don't worry. Don't worry. God let you grow like a rose until it's complete and its buds just right, then when the petals goes to dropping, remember, that's a picture in His mind. Watch what you'll be in the resurrection.
What happened? When you got to a certain age, about twenty-five years old, you begin to failing, begin to getting gray, begin to failing. You wasn't the man you used to be, dad. That's right. And after while you found yourself old now, and shaken, and wrinkled. What is it? Death set in. Death set in.
But when Jesus come, He come to destroy the works of death. In the resurrection death will be forgotten of what you was, and why, you're growing eating this food, and it's building you up to a beautiful young lady or man. That's what you'll be in the resurrection. God's only painting the negative picture. And we live in the negative. But when it's developed to the positive. . . Amen. What's you scared about? Amen.
We're the Seed of Abraham. We got the promise. And God promised it. And the time of the promise is drawing nigh. Amen.
I feel like traveling on. . . (Amen). Do you get it? Oh, my. What was it God given this food for as a little boy and little girl, them little rosy cheeks, coming up, and that beautiful black or blond hair, whatever it is . . . You say, "In the resurrection will I still be a brunette?" Yes, sir, you will.
"Well, if I was a blond, will I be a blond?" Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Resurrection don't mean recreation. It means bringing up that what fell down. Amen. When you were. . . Mother, when you were twenty-five years old, you was a beautiful young lady. You're falling all the time, crumbling. You're going down. But the resurrection means, bring you right back, what you was at your best. Hallelujah. It was God bringing you up to that time; then He said, "All right, Satan, there you are." You can take that body, but you can't destroy that Life. Hallelujah" (Jehovah Jireh, #56-0224).
In the beginning when the Angel of the Lord first appeared unto me, and told me how I was to minister; that I would see a Light, would hear a Voice speak, would have visions which a minister brethren of my own denomination said were of the devil. My church brethren said my theology was wrong, because the days of visions and miracles were over.
They did not know that God had promised in the Bible that He would visit the earth with Angels, Prophets, miracles, signs and the wonders as He does at the junction of every age. There are seven different junctions, and we are at the last junction before the millennium.
I decided to do as the Lord had told me, and I began to minister as He led. I realized that there are three dangers a minister must watch. Popularity, women, and money. So in 1946, I made a promise to the Lord that if the time ever came that I had to put a stress on money, I would leave the field. I promised to serve Him as long as the meetings paid their way; but if they ever began to go behind, I would quit and go home.
For nine years the Lord met every need without it being necessary to pull for money. Then in 1955, in each of three of my great meetings; the income fell far short of expenses, and others stepped in to make up the large deficit. Following the last days of these meetings, my wife, and son, and little girls arrived at the cabin where I was staying. It was two o'clock in the morning, and I told them to go to bed, and I went out on the mountain side, knelt and cried out to God. I had to leave the field. Three times in succession the meetings had to be underwritten by others. This was not my promise to God. I promised God when the meeting began to go behind, that I would quit and go home. I had to keep my promise. When I returned to the cabin, my wife saw that I had been crying and asked, "Billy, what is the matter with you?" I couldn't bring myself to tell her I was leaving the field of divine healing services, so I said, "Oh, it's all right." As we drove from California eastward, I tried to tell the family, in Arizona, again in Texas, and across the country; finally telling them as we were nearing home at Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Billy Paul said, "Daddy, I am sure you won't live, there is something in the Bible that Paul said, "Woe, unto me if I don't preach the gospel" I said, "Son, I never said I'd quit preaching the gospel. That I intend to do as long as I live, if God would keep me so I can. I mean to quit the field of healing evangelism." Billy Paul asked, "You intend to give up those great meetings overseas, and elsewhere because of money? God didn't tell you to do that, that's your own promise." I answered, "But a man of honor will keep his word. I made a promise to God, and I must keep it."
The next morning, my wife and I rose early; and I was sitting on the side of the bed holding my head with both hands. I said to my wife, "Well, Honey, today I'll go to see Jess Mitchel and ask him if he'll give me back my old job with Indiana Light and Power Company, patrolling the lines." Suddenly, I looked across the room and saw two small children coming toward me, pulling a little cart having two old wooden wheels. The children were dark complected with black hair and eyes, almost naked; they looked like little Mexican children. I could hear my wife walking in the room, and I said, "Honey, don't you see them; that's what I mean by poor little children." [Here and in the next paragraph Brother Branham was speaking of a vision concerning meetings planned for Mexico. He reports their fulfillment in Shepherd of the Sheepfold #560403. I believe there is a compound message indicating the closeness of the end of Laodicea and the nearness of the teaching rain of the Revelation of the Seven Seals in the following two paragraphs].
As I went deeper into the vision dimension, I walked away from my wife, and went to where I met Minor Arganbright. He said, "Brother Branham, the prayer cards are all given out, and we have made a way to get you in and out the meeting." Someone was with Brother Arganbright, and as I went past them I came into the outdoor arena filled with a vast audience of people, they were dark complected like the little children. Speaking to them, in my place was someone else. I asked a man standing by me who was the man speaking. He answered, "They put him there." I asked, "Who are they?" Just then a man speaking in my place dismissed the audience, and everyone started leaving. I cried, "Oh, that's not right, where is the altar call?" A man came and said, "That's all right, Brother Branham, we're taking up the offering." And I asked, "Since when did the offering become more important than the altar call?"
There are thousands of souls that could be won for Christ and he is dismissing them. [The former] Rain began to fall, and I said, "Now look, it's beginning to rain and all those souls are going out and may not come back." The man replied, "Oh, you are to speak to them this afternoon." And I asked, "What time did he announce for me to speak?" He answered, "At just anytime." "Just anytime!" I cried. "There won't be a dozen people here." And then to my right side behind me, a kind tender voice, though stern asked, "Was not our Lord left with twelve, when thousands left Him, after He began to tell them truth"[II Timothy 4:1-4-5].
I saw a hand move out in front of me, from my right side, and as it did, I seemed to go into still another higher dimension. I could no longer hear Meda, my wife, in the room. I was standing by the side of a beautiful lake, and I never saw such clear water in my life [revelation the "water of Life" of Revelation 22:1; John 4:10; 7:38this Message]!
When I first went into the ministry, nine years ago, I had seen a vision, and I was catching fish; but the fish had big white and black spots on them, they didn't look right [to a fisher of men]. But now in this vision I saw the clear water and great beautiful rainbow trout [Capstone Bride], and the lake was extremely large. All around stood hundreds upon hundreds of ministers catching fish. I said, in my heart, "I am as good a fisher as they are, or even better than they are." I wanted to catch the large beautiful fish and began to prepare my line [sermon] and lure [bait of the first and second pulls, Birth Pains p. 5:4; Does God Ever Change His Mind about His Word, p. 37:191)].
Then to my right side behind me came the same Voice of the Angel of the Lord, who had spoken to me since I was a child, saying, "I will teach you how to fish, but you must keep quiet, don't say anything about it." I answered, "I will." He said, "Fasten on your lure." This I did, then He said, "Now to catch those big fish you have to go out in the deep water." [Revelation]. I swung my cast with all my might and the line [sermon] went out its full length [from Genesis to Revelation]. He said, "That was good." As the lure sank almost to the bottom of the clear water, he said, "Now, first, pull easy and get the attention of the little fish [foolish virgin and denominational believers the ministers were catching. Seals 563:3]; then pull faster and pull the lure away from them and the big fish will take after it when they see the little fish catching up [to the revelation]. Remember to keep still and don't say anything about this to anyone. For the third pull, set your line tight [the straight line of God's Word and THUS SAITH THE LORD], and you are ready for the catch." I said, "I understand."
All ministers began coming around me saying, "Brother Branham, we know you can catch fish." I replied, "Oh yes, I know how to do it." Then I began to explain to them the exact method told me by the Angel of the Lord. I got so excited trying to show the ministers how to fish that I jerked the lure [gift] completely out of the water [of Life causing carnal impersonations], catching a fish about the size of the lure. It seemed as though the skin of the fish was stretched tight over the lure. I wondered how I would ever get it off.
The Angel of the Lord walked from behind me on the right side, and came directly in front of me. I have always seen the same one. A tall man, strong, the size of a 200 pound man, large arms, dressed in a white robe, bare feet, dark hair. [High Priest, Christ]. He looked me straight in the face and said, "Just what I told you not to do, you did." I thought this was the end of me now, and He said, "The first time I told you to pull slowly and to keep quiet about it was when I made known to you diseases of the people when they would put their hand on yours. Your second pull when I told you to pull faster and to keep quiet about it, was when I gave you visions to know secrets of people's hearts, and as you predicted what I told you, I did just what I said to you. Instead of keeping quiet about these things you got on the platform and made a public show of these divine gifts. Look what you have caused, a lot of carnal impersonation." I started weeping loudly, I said, "I am sorry, Sir, that I did that."
[The first and second 'pulls' were a public showsignposts to vindicate or prove the commission and to attract the attention of believers for a Message that would come (As I was with Moses, 20:153-154)].
My line was piled all around my feet, and I had the lure [gift] in my hands, and as I was crying, I began pulling the line [Message] through my teeth, trying to straighten it out. Then He looked at me sternly and said, "Don't get your lines tangled up in these kinds of times." I said, "I will try not to get it tangled any more times, kind sir!"
Then I seemed to go into still another higher dimension, and the fishing line I had in my hand turned into a shoe string about half an inch in diameter, and I was holding a [Pentecostal] baby's shoe [the 'milk' of Pentecostal doctrine (Hebrews 5:12-13)] with eyelets about 1/8 inch in diameter. I was trying to put this 1/2 inch shoe string through one of the 1/8 inch eyelets, and I had broken many threads in the shoe string. The Angel of the Lord was standing in front of me and He asked, sternly yet kindly, "What are you trying to do?" And I answered, "I am trying to lace the shoe." And He said, "You are using the wrong end of the string." I looked down at the other end of the string and noticed it was reduced and bound with a metal tip that would easily go through the eyelet. I said, "Oh, I'm sorry, Sir, I didn't notice that I was using the wrong end." He said, "You can't teach babies supernatural things, without causing carnal comparison" [Hebrews 5:12].
Then I felt myself go into another still higher dimension. [The Prophet types the Bride constantly going into a higher dimension as the sevenfold Spirit came upon him in increasing measure when the Lord unfolded the Seals and revelation deepened, the four increases in revelation pattern after Ezekiel 47:1-5)]. I was standing in the air in the largest tent I have ever seen in my life. I was above the people with the platform down below me. I had just finished preaching and had made the altar call; there were hundreds upon hundreds of people standing with their hands up in the air weeping. I was trying to make my feet go down to where they were, but I remained up in the air. A real kind hearted, pleasant looking man stepped up before the people and said, "Dear friends, while our Brother Branham is taking a moment's rest [I Corinthians 15:52; Malachi 4:2] from his marvelous altar call, we will form the prayer line to the right. A prayer line formed completely around the inside of the tent, and out into the street and down the street as far as I could see. Inside the tent, I saw a canvas stretched about four feet high with a gate in this canvas fence. [The tent is the Body of Christ, the fence is the veil of flesh or three dimensions of this world that prevent us from seeing the faster dimensions, and the gate is the entrance into the sixth dimension by the body change].
Inside this fence sat a little square wooden room. [This could mean many things: the little room in which the Lord would confirm the Prophet's "New Commission" (Speak to this Mountain, #59-1123), the room in which he studied prior to delivering the Seals as Brother Branham says in the Seals (578:4; 563-564:2; 577:2), and the "third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed . . . the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals to reveal the hidden Truth that's been sealed in the Word. Do you see it" (Anointed Ones, p. 57:262)? We meet the Lord in the Word of the hour; this end-time Message is Christ in W_O_R_D form (I Corinthians 13:10). The "little room" is typed by the Holy of Holies where the Lord met the Israelite High Priest on the Day of Atonement; it types the human heart where "the voice of the Archangel" whispers His secrets to His wife, placing the Message from Genesis to Revelation to bring us to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (I Thessalonians 4:16)]. A lady [church?] was standing at the gate of the canvas fence taking the name and prayer card of a lady laying on a wheeled stretcher. Behind the stretcher was a man on crutches, and the lady took his name and card also. And a strong man came out and pushed the lady on the stretcher through the gate of the canvas fence and through a door, into this little wooden room.
I heard the familiar swishing sound made by the Light, that accompanies my ministry; and I saw it go from me to the little room. The Angel of the Lord was still standing by me in the air. He said to me, "I'll meet you in there" I saw His hand point to that little room. He added, "This is my third pull." I said, "I do not understand this." And He replied, "In there I will meet you."
I watched and saw a sick lady coming out a door on the opposite side of the little room. She was off the stretcher pushing it. The lady [church?] was there to get her testimony, on a tape recorder; and asked what happened in the little room, and she answered, "I don't know." Then out came the man carrying his crutches. The lady [church?] asked him what happened in the little room, and he answered, "I don't know." ["Go to them that sell and buy for yourself" (Matthew 25:9)]
And the Angel of the Lord said, "This will not be a public show. Is it not written in the Scriptures, of our Lord's Words, "when thou prayest enter into thy closet, and when thou has shut the door pray to thy Heavenly Father which is in secret and thy Father which seeth thee in secret shall reward thee openly. Be not as the hypocrites that make their public show of things, but go into your secret closet." Then the Angel of the Lord and I descended into the little room. What he said to me there, I will have to keep a secret the rest of my life" [i.e. the Seven Thunders which are the mysteries of the Seventh unwritten Seal revealing the Six written Seals] (127 Voice Magazine Vol. IV, No. 3 March, 1956).
In Shepherd of the Sheepfold #560403 Brother Branham said, "And as went along, I said, "Now, Lord, I know there'll be a lot of money mixed up in this, but naked came I into the world and naked shall I return (See?), and You help me." And by God's grace, it's been wonderful. And so I said, "If You ever go to failing me where you have to beg for money or put strain on offerings, I come in off the field." And I did when I failed six thousand dollars, or fifteen thousand dollars, rather, in California. And the . . .
I got home, and the next morning He appeared to me in a vision and told me, as you've read. Just watch how that happened. I didn't know it was Mexican children that come walking down, as you've read the vision. I said it was just dark children. I was supposed to go to Arizona during that time and set up a tent. And there I was going to have in the vision this little place on the side just as He had told me and how to do it, where I would not be in the presence of the people. You . . . The microphone coming out, talking all about it. . . [Brother Branham is indicating "the days of the Voice of the seventh angel," not the days of the seventh angel but after his death. This will be the "Voice of the Archangel""the Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ" (Trying to do God a Service without it being God's Will, p. 33:212), placing the Message from Genesis to Revelation to bring the Bride to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and translation]. He said, "This will not be impersonated" [Because it is a revelation]. So then, when it would set on the side. But then you could hear it . . . [in your heart by revelation of the voice of the Archangel]. But the people is what operates that gift [faith]. It's not me; I have nothing to do with it. It's just yielding myself, and you do the operating of it yourself. Your faith is what does it. And that's where then when all the faith begin to come, now you can just imagine what it does to you. And I can just stay for a few. But when I get it fixed up and arranged in that manner, I can take hundreds times hundreds of them each night. And the Lord will do the exceeding abundantly. You just mark that down."
Brother Branham said, "Go into the prophet's chamber and watch them seven steps. Where did the guard meet the challenge to bring the comer into the presence of the king at the top of the steps? Was in the seventh step. There shows that we've got to come again with that same Spirit that was on John. He introduced the Messiah; he was greater than all the prophets; he introduced it."
The Lord said, "Don't try to explain that." Said, "This is the third pull, but I'll meet you in there" (Seals, 560:1 562:5; 268-289). The Third Pull is the opening of the Word which takes us into the Tent. We have to meet him there in the Spirit in order to receive the revelation, enter into the rapture and glory, because Brother Branham is the angel of Revelation 1:1 to whom Jesus gave the revelation, and Brother Branham gave the revelation to John, and since the Bible was sealed until after the close of the Gentile dispensation, John represents Christ's end-time Bride.
Ultimately the Tent Vision signifies the completion of the Stature of the Perfect Man, Christ's facsimile, His Body, His Bride: all God is He poured into Christ, and all He is He poured into His Church (Ephesians 4:13), the first resurrection and glorification of the Church Age saints, the manifestation of the Sons of God and glorification and translation of Christ's end-time Bride. Acts 7:44-49 explains the tent vision perfectly.
Brother Branham said, "But I'm trying to say this, friend; that no matter how much scholar you are, you've got to know Him to have Life. See? Now, it's written between the lines lot of times. When we get our big tent up out here somewhere, we'll take plenty of time and go through them in-between the lines. Watch the resurrection how it moves in there, just beautifully. Just get in love with Him and He will reveal it to you" (Jehovah Jireh #56-0224).
The flat top "big tent" of the Church Age saints has been finished since March 8, 1963Ephesians 4:30; Revelation 5:7-9and the Capstone is down for those of Christ's end-time Bride who are born-again. The rest of humanity is in the breach. And we have had almost fifty years 'chronos' time for the "Voice of the Archangel" to "go through them in-between the lines" to bring the little tent of Christ's Capstone Bride to maturity in the fullness of the Word for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. And Brother Branham will meet us in the tent as He will be among the Church Age saints who "rise first. Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord".
Brother Branham said, "Oh! Well, I believe we ought to call him out somewhere to a little special place and have an adoption."
Now, when the father in the Old Testament, understood that his son was come of age, and had been seasoned out unto adoption. . . Unto . . . They're borned a child, but, they're a son right then. But then they'll never be no more than just a child, just an ordinary son, until they mature and show what they are [i.e. manifested Sons of God]. Then he calls him out then . . .
Then he takes them out to a certain place, the father does, and he sets him up on a high place like this, and he has a ceremony, and they all come around. And he said, "I want everyone to know that this is my child, and I adopt my son. And I want anyone to know, from henceforth, that his name. . . I dress him up, a special dress on him. And I want you to know that his name is just as good on any check as my name is. He's my child; I adopt him into my family, although he's been my son since he was born. Since he received the Holy Ghost, he's been My son. But now I'm going to place him positionally in authority. What he fires is fired, what he hires is hired [The 'third pull' (Matthew 16:19; 17:20)].
"And verily, verily, I say unto you, if you say to this tree, if you say to this mountain, Be moved, and don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you've said will come to pass, you can have what you've said." See? There you are; there you are. See? "He's my son." How many knows that the adoption, that they adopted the son after he'd proved to be a . . . Everybody ever read the Bible, placing a sons" (Adoption, Part II, p. 54:187-191).
In another place the Prophet explained, "We cannot receive the promised Son that's promised us today in these bodies that we live in; these bodies are sin.
This first conscience controls this body with see, taste, feel, smell, and hear, and it's just got us all scrupled up; we reason and everything else. But that new body that comes from this borned again (not this first conscience, [your corruptible flesh] it'll pass away). . . It's that inside something that lives. Everybody understand it say, "Amen."
It's not this outside see, taste, feel, smell, and hear. It isn't. It's subject to death and will die, but the inside part of you [your soul], down in here, inside, that is the person that cannot die. See? And that's the person that the new life starts from, from this new birth; and it builds another person in the image of this person you are, around that life. You get it?
So potentially it's in here, and what is it? The Word promised before the foundation of the world. And around there, this only reflects the negative; that will reflect the positive, the Word. See? And the translation of the Bride will be the same thing. The Word that's in you, the body will materialize around that Word, and the same thing did by Sarah.
When that old body that she had, that first body, it had to be changed in order to produce a son. You get it? That body could not do it. This body cannot do it, so it'll have to be changed the same way to receive the Son" (COD, p, 1114:246-250).
Speaking of the 'third pull' in the Bride, Brother Branham said, "Now, that great gift. . . Others I tried to explain and say how it was done. This can't be explained. Just wait. It will not be in operation so perfectly now. Wait till that Council of Churches brings on that persecution; that's when it'll happen. That's the reason I come back among you to pray for the sick. I have never had but one thing that He ever told me in my life that I know that hasn't happened yet, that some sort of a building or a tent where there'd be a little building setting, and I'd have to go into that and pray for the sick (Malachi 4:1-2; Revelation 22:2). That hasn't happened yet as far as I know. That's the only thing that I know" (His Unfailing Words of Promise, p 17:138). nl783.htm
This is the transcript of a vision wherein the Angel appeared to Brother William Branham in December 1955 with my comments bolded in  brackets (127 Voice Magazine Vol. IV, No. 3 March, 1956).
The Capstone of the Seven Thunders is formed in the "little room" of Brother Branham's tent vision. The Lord said, "I'll meet you in there; that'll be the third pull. This will not be a public show like Pentecost [Laodicea] had it." Looking at a diagram of the Great Pyramid we see the "little room" that is the prophet's chamber just before the "King's Chamber" which we enter by the 'third pull' of the opening of the Word or revelation of the Seven Seals. As on the day of Pentecost when a hundred and twenty were in one mind secreted in a little room, He meets you in the little room of faith in your heart as "the Voice of the Archangel [Jesus Christ]." (See Newsletter 633, God Hiding Himself in Simplicity Part II).
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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 overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.