Bible Believers' Newsletter 788
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are very happy to meet you once again in fellowship around God's unchanging Word. Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
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In this week's Newsletter we continue our study of Revelation 19 with some explanation of the Brother Branham's Seventh Vial which we touched upon last week, a general explanation of the Seven Vials and Revelation chapter 15.
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
Russian Lawmakers pass Anti-gay Bill overwhelmingly in Lower House
June 11, 2013 A bill that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality won overwhelming approval Tuesday in Russia's lower house of parliament. Hours before the State Duma passed the Kremlin-backed law in a 436-0 vote with one abstention, more than two dozen protesters were attacked by hundreds of anti-gay activists and then detained by police . . .
The measure is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values instead of Western liberalism, which the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church see as corrupting Russian youth and contributing to the protests against Putin's rule. . . Russia decriminalized homosexuality in 1993, but anti-gay sentiment remains high. . . Full story: ctvnews.ca
Comment: This commonsense move could save Russian society. Not doing this has transformed the Western world into an image of Jerusalem (Revelation 11:8).
Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: 'Owning the Weather' for Military Use
June 6, 2013
Environmental modification techniques have been applied by the US military for more than half a century... HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, operating from the outer atmosphere and capable of destabilizing agricultural and ecological systems around the world.
Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report, "offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary," capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes: "Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally . . . It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather . . . and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of [military] technologies". . .
There are several mainstream explanations on weather and climate change, none of which fully explains, within their respective terms of reference, the highly unusual and erratic weather occurrences, not to mention the human toll and devastation, which have led to the destabilization of entire agricultural and eco-systems. Needless to say these explanations never address the issue of climate manipulation for military use . . .
The unusual climatic occurrences in the US and Western Europe have been extensively documented. However, what the news media has failed to underscore is that a number of unusual and dramatic climatic changes have occurred in recent years in countries which are identified as possible targets under the US Administration's pre-emptive war doctrine.
Weather patterns in North Korea, for instance . . . Cuba . . . Iraq, Iran and Syria . . . Afghanistan . . . While there is no proof that these weather occurrences are the result of climatic warfare, Phillips Geophysics Lab, which is a partner in the HAARP project provides a course for military personnel at Hanscom Air Force Base in Maryland, on "Weather Modification Techniques." The course outline explicitly contemplates the triggering of storms, hurricanes, etc., for military use.
Weather manipulation is the pre-emptive weapon par excellence. It can be directed against enemy countries or even 'friendly nations' without their knowledge. Weather warfare constitutes a covert form of pre-emptive war. The manipulation of climate can be used to destabilize an enemy's economy, ecosystem and agriculture (e.g. North Korea or Cuba). Needless to say it can trigger havoc in financial and commodity markets and can potentially be used as an instrument of "insider trade" for financial gain. It has the ability of destabilizing a country's institutions. Concurrently, the disruption in agriculture creates a greater dependency on food aid and imported grain staples from the US and other Western countries.
The Bush administration has stated that it reserves the right to attack these countries preemptively, with a view to ensuring the security of the American homeland. Washingtonas part of its nuclear posture reviewhas threatened several countries including China and Russia with pre-emptive nuclear strikes. One would assume that the same targeting of rogue states exists with regard to the use of weather modification techniques". . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The HOAX of climate change is a cover for HAARP experimental weather manipulation as in Australia.
Nuclear Bombs Phony as the Moon Landing
Why a 4 400 kg heavy Atomic Bomb with only 61 kg of Uranium-235 did not function 1945 and does not function today . . . or ever! No need to be afraid of Israel's 400 nuclear bombs because they will NOT work!
"Look at Afghanistan. In more than ten years, the armed forces of the United States and their puppet "coalition partners" have been unable to defeat a rag-tag people's army of cave-dwellers and primitive tribesmen armed with weaponry less effective than was used in World War I (no tanks, no planes, no heavy artillery, no poison gas and so on), in a land-locked country which receives no significant outside assistance.
When the Executive Department of the General Government declares, as it has today, that nameless, faceless bureaucrats can order the assassinations of Americans, anywhere in the world, on the basis of the mere suspicion that the targets are somehow allied with "terrorists" or other "enemies," and no other department of the General Government or the States at any level of the federal system challenges that declaration, then America has degenerated into a politically putrescent state beyond mere "authoritarianism." This condition constitutes a species of legal nihilism with which, heretofore, only monsters such as Caligula were associated" (Edwin Vieira).
The Nuclear Bomb Hoax TV Fakery and PSYOP. Nuclear bombs do not exist! Propaganda as phony as the Moon landing. The Jesuits at Hiroshima were unaffected by either the blast or radiation. Full story: heiwaco.tripod.com
Comment: One more BIG lie and HOAX like the Moon Landing, Holocaust of six million Jews in WWII, 9/11, and Climate Change. So much for the chutzpah of the Cold War MAD pysop, beligerent Israel's nuclear stockpile, and the dangers of Iran's non-existent nuclear bomb! In any event such primitive technology has been superseded by HAARP.
Meet Your New Boss: buying Large Employers will enable China to dominate 1000s of US Communities
June 6, 2013 China is voraciously gobbling up real estate and is establishing economic beachheads all over America. If China continues to build economic power inside the United States, it will eventually become the dominant economic force in thousands of small communities all over the nation. . . And it is important to keep in mind that there is often not much of a difference between "the Chinese government" and "Chinese corporations." In 2011, 43 percent of all profits in China were produced by companies that the Chinese government had a controlling interest in . . .
China seems particularly interested in acquiring energy resources in the United States. . . China is actually mining for coal in the mountains of Tennessee . . . . . China has been most interested in our oil and natural gas.
And pretty soon China may want to build entire cities in the United States just like they have been doing in other countries . . . a Chinese company . . . has purchased 200 acres of land near the little town of Milan, Michigan. . . to construct a "China City" that has artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens.
China is on the rise and America is in decline . . . read the following list of facts . . . "40 Ways that China is beating America" . . . Full story: theeconomiccollapseblog.com. Now read this.
Philippines' Taal Volcano growing more Restless
June 13, 2013 Restive Taal Volcano in Batangas province showed heightened activity after at least nine volcanic quakes were recorded around it in the past 24 hours, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). . . these quakes were monitored from 7.00am Tuesday to 7.00am yesterday. Phivolcs recorded seven volcanic quakes in a previous 24-hour observation period. Despite the increased activity, Reniva said there is nothing to worry about" since tremors below 10 are still within the "normal parameters" of a volcano under Alert Level 1. . .
Full story: theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com
9/11 HOAX: A Tower Structure cannot destroy itself from the Top
Engineers that believe structures collapse from top because they saw it on television will not accept engineering principles to the contrarythat it is physically impossible. Simple people have less capacity to avoid being fooled by the authorities or professors or terrorists and thus fall victims to pure propaganda. No structure or tower bottom section can be destroyed by gravity from above initiated by local structural failures caused by a plane crash and fire.
In order to fool the public the US terrorists asked Hollywood to produce a movie showing the WTC towers being struck by planes and collapsing (sic) from the top down, etc., The terrorists broadcast this 'live on TV' assisted by US media, when the WTC complex was destroyed from bottom up. As the rubble would reveal how the towers were really destroyed from bottom up, the area was fenced off and false pictures also of the rubble were published.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, is supporting the US terrorists and will not review the below information. In the decade since the 9/11 attacks, the FBI's intelligence program has tripled in size, and FBI analysts work around the worldfrom the war zone in Afghanistan to the White House Situation Roomto help cover up the Truth about 9/11. However, a simple fact remains . . . Full story: heiwaco.tripod.com
Comment: This page is censored at Wikipedia [.gov???]. Another BIG lie like the Moon Landing, Holocaust of six million Jews in WWII, Atomic bombs, and Climate Change.
Science proves NASA faked the Moon Landings
NASA evidently knew they needed ten times more fuel/energy or ten times more efficient rocket engines to go to the Moon and because neither NASA nor US military experts could not produce it . . . they faked it (to impress the USSR experts who were laughing all the time). Same with the Shuttle or all transports from the International Space Station, the Mars Science Laboratory and all of it. Imagine the amount of money NASA has stolen from US tax payers since 1961. Listen to what experts summarize:
"A significant factor contributing to the difficulty (of space travel) is the energy which must be supplied to obtain a reasonable travel time. A lower bound for the required energy is the kinetic energy K = ½ mv² where m is the final mass. If deceleration on arrival is desired and cannot be achieved by any means other than the engines of the ship, then the required energy at least doubles, because the energy needed to halt the ship equals the energy needed to accelerate it to travel speed, etc.," Full story: heiwaco.tripod.com, youtube.com, and biblebelievers.org.au.
Comment: Another BIG lie 9/11, Holocaust of six million Jews in WWII, Atomic bombs, and Climate Change.
Pastor Behnam Irani
Brother Jason DeMarrs has informed us that Pastor Behnam Irani who is imprisoned in Iran for his faith has advanced hemorrhoids and is bleeding every day, and a skin disorder that causes pain if he spends even five minutes in sunlight. He also has a slipped disc in his back and walks with a limp. Despite all this, and being confined with murderers and violent drug dealers he faces these terrible circumstances with joy knowing God is with him, comforting him at every turn.
Please sign this petition for his release.
Revelation 19 Part III
Revelation 19:5-10, "And a voice came forth from the throne saying, Give praise to our God all His servants, and those that fear Him, the small and the great. And I . . . [insert your name as a member of Christ's end-time Bride raptured in the Spirit by the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 which is the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6, the Message of God's Prophet, William Branham (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7), to see things that will transpire after Laodicea ended in 1963 (Revelation 4:1)] . . . heard as a voice of a great throng, and as a voice of many waters, and as a voice of strong thunders, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord our God the All-ruler has assumed the Kingdom. Let us be glad and exult, we will give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come to pass, and His wife prepared herself. And to her was given that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of the saints. And he said to me, Write, Blessed are they who are called to the Supper of the Lamb. And he said to me, These are the true Words of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he told me, Take heed you do it not: I am a fellowservant, and of your brethren that have the witness of Jesus: worship God: for the witness of Jesus is the Spirit of the prophecy".
In the proleptic vision of Revelation 19:1-10 the saints are praising the Lord for the righteous justice of His judgments executed in the destruction of two Babylons in their recent past but in our near future. One is Los Angeles, 'The City of the Queen of the Angels' portrayed in Revelation 18:21-24, with Hollywood of the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews. The sorceries of her magical arts fostered by the deceptions and seductions of fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is idolatry, have seduced and corrupted the nations. Her perverse entertainments, lying propaganda and disinformation has deceived the great and elite whom she has made her merchants, 'stars' abettors and brokers in fornication. Whom do men idolize; is it Jesus Messiah, or the stars of stage and screen, sport and business, who "have their part in the lake of Fire, which is the second death" (Revelation 21:8)? The other Babylon is the Great Judaeo-Roman Catholic Whore of Vatican City State and her (once) Protestant harlot daughter churches indicted in Revelation 17:1 18:20, 24, whose nuclear destruction will be arranged by the Khazar-hybridized "kings of the earth," the Black Nobility of European and English Royalty who will side with Judaeo-Communist Russia after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week after the Vatican abrogates her agreement of Daniel 9:27 with the international Jews.
The penalty for blasphemy was stoning: Los Angeles will be stoned beneath a 1,500 x 300 400 mile segment of earth's crust when she sinks under the Pacific, at which time "a great hail out of heaven will fall upon men, every stone about one hundredweight: and men will blaspheme God because of the plague of the hail." Rome will also be stoned (Leviticus 24; Revelation 6:16-17; 16:18-21). The penalty for whoredom, fornication and adultery was to be burned; Rome and those who receive the mark of the beast and those who worship his imagethe Jewish Rockefeller's World Council of Churches in union with the US state (Leviticus 21; Revelation 14:11; 18:8-20; 19:20; 20:14).
Revelation 19:5-21 describes the conclusion of the Seventh Vials of jealousy under which the two Babylons will be destroyed. The angel who pours out the Seventh Vial is William Branham (Revelation 15:1; 16:17; 17:1; 18:17; 21:9) for this is the judgment decreed upon all who reject His Message warning them to come out of Babylon and her harlot daughters and be filled with the Spirit (Revelation 18:4).
Revelation 14:6-12 brings to remembrance the Messages of the three last angels to the Church. "And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven, having an everlasting Gospel to declare glad tidings to them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and tribe, and tongue, and people, Saying with a great voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and fountains of waters." This man Martin Luther was the angel to the Sardis Church Age (1520 1750); his Message restored the fundamental revelation of all scripturejustification by grace through faith (Hebrews 10:38).
"And another, second angel followed, saying, Fallen, fallen is [Judaeo-Roman Catholic] Babylon the great, who gave all the nations to drink of the wine of the fierceness of her fornication." This man John Wesley was the angel to the Philadelphian Church Age (1750 1906). The emphasis of his Message was scriptural sanctification, for "without holiness no man shall see God" (Hebrews 12:14).
"And another, third angel followed them, saying with a great voice, If any one worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark in his forehead, or on his hand, he also shall drink of the wine of the anger of God, which has been poured out undiluted into the cup of His wrath; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of holy angels, and in the Presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascends into ages of ages: and they have not rest by day nor by night, who worship the beast and his image or receive the mark of his name. Here is the endurance of the saints; here are they who keep the Commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." This man William Branham was the angel to the Laodicean Church Age (1906 1963); his Message restored the apostolic faith (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11) and introduced the second or 'parousia' Coming of our Angel, Christ, to His end-time Bride (Revelation 10:1-7).
In both Testaments the first occurrence of the word "Alleluia" stands in connection with judgment. The judgment for which the glorified Wife of Jesus Christ and our 144,000 Israelite servants praise God is the fulfillment of the antitype of Israel's Ordeal of Jealousy to discover the false church. Brother Branham explained, "It is even as most accurately set forth in Psalm 69 that it is the wicked or unrighteous rejecters of Christ and the destroyers of His people [the Edomite so-called Jews and Pharisees] whose names are removed. As Israel (chosen people of God) in majority forfeited their rights in the Book of Life by rejecting Jesus, so the majority of the Gentile church will also come into condemnation with the resultant removal of their names from the Book of Life by rejecting the Word and thereby entering into the world ecumenical movement which is the image erected unto the beast" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 274:1-2).
A betrothal is a marriage and nominal Christians claim to be the Bride of Christ, but marriage is a binding contract and God requires us to honour our Word with one another as to Him. When a man proposes marriage and the woman says "yes," they are married. Christians will ask the Lord's blessing, customarily witnessed by family and well-wishing friends, and meet state requirements before consummating their union. Should the woman change her mind and marry another she shall be called an adulteress, for a woman may have only one living husband (Romans 7:1-3).
A woman serves God as she obeys her husband (Genesis 3:16; I Peter 3:6), and God expects those who claim to be the wife of Christ to obey His Word, and every one. As a man is head of his wife and takes her responsibility upon his shoulder so Christ is head of the Church and we obey the Word in every thing. The spirit of jealousy enters when a covenant has been agreed and corruption and secret unfaithfulness is suspected. "Suspicion" is the death blow to all loving intimacy, and in the Old Testament when a man was suspicious of his wife but unable to produce witnesses as required by the Law (Numbers 35:30; Deuteronomy 19:15) or other evidence of her guilt, there was a trial of jealousy.
Numbers 5:11-14: "The Lord told Moses, Speak to the children of Israel and say, If any man's wife goes astray and acts unfaithfully against him so that another man has intercourse with her, even though the affair be concealed from the eyes of her husband and she is undetected though she is defiled, there being no witness against her since she was not caught in the act; [If she were the penalty was death (Leviticus 20:10)]; still, if he becomes suspicious and is jealous of his wife because she really is defiled; or if the same doubts trouble his mind even though she has not defiled herself".
A man who is jealous of his wife should warn her before two or three witnesses, "speak not with so and so," exemplified by the approbation and condemnation in Christ's letters to the Church Ages. In each Age three kinds of believer claimed Jesus as their Husband; His wise virgin Bride, the make-believer or foolish virgin, and the un-believing false church. There are three witnesses in heaventhe Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost and three witnesses in earth. All three witnesses of grace are required to bear a new born child of God: justification by grace through faith followed by water baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, sanctification by the Blood cleansing and disciplining mind and body, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost quickening the soul to a clear understanding of the "present Truth." In each Age Jesus distinguished the foolish virgin from the false church by the trial or Ordeal of Jealousy called the Seven Vials.
These truths which were lost through Roman Catholic persecution over almost 1,000 years of Dark Ages were gradually restored in the Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of false worship elaborated in Revelation 14. This discipline does not accord with the false charity and traitorous toleration of evil taught in contemporary churches which compromise the integrity of God's Word for worldly popularity and the hypocrisy of political correctness imposed by His enemy. A little flirt with the worlddenomination, TV or movie here, inconvenient joke there: she may still consort with her husband, Christ, the priest, and partake of the heave offering, the revelation of the Word of the hourHis holy portion. She is not disfellowshipped. But if she secretly went aside with the other man, remaining time enough to suffer defilement, she may neither consort with her husband nor partake of the heave-offering. She may have received strange seed of denominational discrepancy and not Christ the original Seed and eternal Life (Luke 8:11; Revelation 22:18-19).
He may then make her drink the Vial on the evidence of one witness, or on his own evidence. If she admits uncleanliness, she is put away. If she declares she is clean, she is taken to the eastern gate where the priest lays hold on her garments and loosens her hair prior to shaving for any to behold she is shamed. Cut hair was the mark of a prostitute or adulteress; a woman who cuts her hair signifies she has rejected the authority of God and man (I Corinthians 11).
Since the revelation of the Seven Seals the denominational fig leaves of religious creed and tradition are rent; those beneath that shadow are naked before He with Whom they must deal and will be made to drink of Rome's plagues unless they repent come out of Babylon (Malachi 4:5-6; Acts 3:21-23; Revelation 18:4, 6).
Revelation 3:17-19 describes the spiritual condition of the church world today. "Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing [unrepentantno admission of uncleanliness]; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel you to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent".
This is checking-up time! Laodicea was weighed in the balance and found wanting. Beware the king of the North. We live in the days pending the Seventh Vial or investigation judgment of those who claim they are Christ's but will miss the rapture. This judgment is to separate the foolish virgin from the "flirters" with denominational harlotry. Whereas the foolish virgin will enter the tribulation and be martyred by the false church, they will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment, but the false church will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 2:20-23; 14:9-13; 19:20).
Since Revelation 10:1-7 where Elohim descended and unveiled the Logos in the Seven Seals, "time is no more." There will be no more Ages and no further delay for intercession since Christ is no longer mediating for ignorance He is judge. Those who fail to receive the fullness of His atonement cannot come under pre-eminence to the Word and must drink the Seventh Vial in this final trial, and all who fail this ordeal will have their names removed from the Book of Life.
We have had seven Church Ages, each with a Message which was the Gospel of their salvation whereby Christ sought to make love to she who called herself His wife. But in every Age she who was not elect refused to consummate her solemn marriage vow in holy union with the Word for her day; and as King Ahasuerus put Queen Vashti away Christ put her away and called another dispensation. It is as when Moses charged God's people at Mount Gerazim and at Mount Ebal where the blessings of God's Love in the revealed Word became a curse when rejected; even so His grace in the Messages of the seven angels to the Church once rejected became the curse in the Vials (Deuteronomy 27; Revelation 1-3; 15-16).
As the letter without the Spirit is death, "the pure river of water of Life, proceeding clear as crystal out of the throne of God and of the Lamb" freely given without money and without price to "whosoever will" becomes a curse to "those who were once enlightened, and tasted of the heavenly Gift, and made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and tasted the goodness of the Word of God and the powers of the world to come, and have fallen away; for they repeat the crucifixion of the Son of God afresh to themselves and expose Him to public shame" (Revelation 22:1 and 17; 22:14-15, 18-19; Hebrews 6:4-6).
The foolish virgin have insufficient Oil or Holy Spirit to give the new birth, either because they never encountered the Word for their day because their pastor, not being born-again himself did not have the revelation and could therefore not deliver the quickening Spirit within the Word. Or they were dilatory, did not "prove all things" and were content with a second hand religion whereby their pastor "did their religion for them" so that they had the Word for the hour without the Spirit. According to Matthew 25, the foolish virgin will be cast into the tribulation with the unfaithful, unbelieving false church, and because they neglected to fully drink of the pure waters of Life, they too must drink of the Vial.
Let's see what happened to the natural woman under the law:
Numbers 5:15-17, "Then the man shall bring his wife to the priest along with an offering for herthe tenth part of an ephah of barley flour; he shall not pour oil or place frankincense on it, since it is an offering of suspicion, an offering for bringing iniquity to remembrance. [The offering placed in her hands, was a tithe of one day's food, symbolizing her life or character, so no oil or frankincenseHoly Spirit and prayer was added to it]. And the priest shall bring her and present her before the Lord: and he shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle, and put it into the water".
Dust from the ashes of the blood and offerings was gathered from the floor where only the holy walk of the priests had trod, and mixed with water from the laver in which the priests washed their hands and feet before ministering before the Lord, making the water holya waters of separation and of judgment (Ephesians 5:26).
In the New Testament antitype when a Seal opened a mystery of God unfolded and the angel to the Church delivered the revelation or Spiritual food for that day or dispensation. This started a spiritual war sounding a Trumpet of judgment upon Israel, which having crucified the Lord is excluded from communion "until the full number of Gentiles is born-again," and judged. Then God takes His messenger with the elect of that Age, lays them asleep and pours out a Viala temporary judgment to separate the non-elect make-Believers from the un-Believers. A new Church Age opens and the cycle repeats.
Shall we look at some scriptures and see what happens to the non-elect church when grace is not received?
Revelation 16:17-19, "The seventh angel poured out his Vial into the air [cleansing the heavenly sanctuary to receive the Bride for the Wedding Supper]; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done! [The Seven Vials of the seven angels are fulfilled (Revelation 11:19; 15:8)]. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great [that is sinks Los Angeles and a huge section of earth beneath the Pacific]. And the great city [Jerusalem] was divided into three parts [in accordance with US Resolution 181 of 1947 finally imposed in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week], and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon [Vatican City State] came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the CUP OF THE WINE OF THE FIERCENESS OF HIS WRATH under the Seventh Vial".
Revelation 18:4-9, "And I heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her, [Babylon the great and her daughter churches] My people, that you do not partake of her sins, and receive of her plagues [Vials], for her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. [See what kind of character she brought in her hand]. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled, fill to her double (Revelation 17:1). How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues [Vials] come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning".
This is the prospect for nominal Christians after the end of grace. At every dispensation change so-called Christians who opposed themselves (like Israel and the so-called Jews who receive the Trumpet judgments) were made to drink the Vial. Their blood was upon their own heads (Acts 18:6; Hebrews 10:28-29) and the names of the unbelievers were excised from the Book of Life, eternally separated and dead to Christ as a stoned adulteress is dead to her husband.
The Vials contain the curse of the condemnations in the Messages to the churches.
Numbers 5:21-24, 28, "Then the priest shall make the woman swear an oath of the curse, saying, The Lord make you a curse and an oath among your people, by making your thigh [or generative parts] to rot, and your belly [womb] swell; and the curse-bringing water shall go into your stomach, to make your abdomen swell and your thighs rot: And she shall say, Amen, amen".
"And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and wash them off into the bitter water. [Thus the water and the Word become one, so that when the woman drinks, she and the water and the Word become one, as in the Lord's Supper (I Corinthians 11:27-34) and Revelation 10:8-11 where the Bride becomes one with the Word]. And the Voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again, and said, Go and take the little Book which is open in the hand of the Angel [Christ] who stands [in judgment] on the [Judaeo-Roman beast that arose from the] sea and upon [the US World Council of Churches, her image that arose from the] earth. And I went unto the Angel, and said to Him, Give me the little Book. And He said Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make your belly bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little Book out of the Angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said, You must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings"].
"And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causes the curse: and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter [to bring guilt to Light]. And if the woman is not defiled, but clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed".
The Ordeal of Jealousy is a trial to determine innocence or guilt and the natural types the spiritual. This is how God distinguished the "saved" foolish virgin from the desolate false church at the end of each Age and temporarily judged the false church. In Revelation 15 and 16 we see a preview of the revelation Israel will see in her 'parousia.' When she recognizes her King she will see His Queen the true Church with Him, and her revelation of the temporary judgment of the Vials will enable 144,000 to discern the elect Church from the make-believers and the un-believing false church that has persecuted them and Israel throughout the Gentile dispensation and will ultimately martyr elect Israel and the foolish virgin (Revelation 6:11; 13:15-18).
Let's expound Revelation 15 directly from the Book. Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents the end-time Bride who will not see death. Here he sees a vision like Revelation 12:1-3 signifying how God's wrath will be satisfied in the Seven Vials.
"And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God." [Clad as judges with golden girdles about their breasts the Church Age messengers each have a Vial full of God's anger to purge the foolish virgin who neglected to receive the fullness of the Word for their day, and condemn the false church which Jesus calls "the synagogue of Satan" (Revelation 2:9; 3:9)]. Both claim to be His Bride].
First we meet the redeemed 144,000 in the parenthesis of Revelation 15:2-4. "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God." The "sea of glass" is the brazen laver cast in the wilderness from the copper looking glasses of the Israelite women. Here the priests washed their hands and feet before ministering before the Presence. In Revelation 4:6 it was clear "like unto crystal" indicating the Church Age saints were all "washed" and redeemed in the days of Christ's intercession. For there is no blood on the altar and the holy Fire on the laver in Revelation 15 indicates God is purging the 144,000 of Revelation 7:1-8 under the Seventh Trumpet judgment by the unbending rod of Revelation 11:1 whereby they receive grace by washing their robes.
The scene is set in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. "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".
After God delivered Israel through the Red Sea, Moses led them in song, praising God. Here the 144,000 are delivered from spiritual bondage, and as earth swallowed and destroyed the armies of Pharaoh, God will repel the armies of Rome and her allies who come to destroy all God-fearing, Word-abiding Israelites. With the enemy repulsed, Jesus comes and presents Himself by revelation to the 144,000. This will be Israel's 'parousia' for the Kingdom will not be restored to Israel until the Millennium. "Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your Name? for You only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before You; for Your judgments are made manifest".
Oh my! 144,000 are born in one day. God's justice in the Trumpet judgments on Israel is understood. They see how the blood of Christ was on the hands of their forefathers; the transgression has been finished, they have made an end to sins, and are making reconciliation for iniquity (Daniel 9:24; Matthew 27:25).
Following this assurance of the parenthesis of Revelation 15:2-4, the remaining verses continue the vision of the first verse reviewing the Church Age messengers in judgment on the non-elect in their respective dispensations. This mystery of the Vials poured out in each Church Age is revealed to Israel to enable them to distinguish the True Bride, their Queen, from the foolish virgin and the evil false church.
"And after [Israel has made "reconciliation for iniquity" in their own blood] I looked, and saw the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony [(Gk.) naos or sanctuary with its Holy Place and Holy of Holies] in heaven was opened: and seven angels clad in pure and white linen, their breasts girt with golden girdles and having the seven Vials came out of the temple".
Revelation 11:19, "The temple of God in heaven was opened and there was seen in His temple the ark of His Testament: and there were lightings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail".
These symbols are revealed after the seventh Vial is poured out in Revelation 16:17 and they signify the start of Daniel's Seventieth Week at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trump, and Seventh Vial, however Israel will not see the revelation until three and a half years after at the start of the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week in Revelation 11:13 and 14:1-5. Only priests could lawfully enter the sanctuary, and the high priest alone could enter the Holy of Holies once a year on the Day of Atonement or Cleansing of the sanctuary. Since Calvary the veil has not separated the Holy from the Holy of Holies and as we see in Revelation 11:19 the way is open to all True Israel. Revelation 15:5-6 confirms that it has been opened throughout the Gentile Dispensation, and now, 2,000 years later as the vail of Jewish tradition is rent, Israel's blindness is removed (Isaiah 6:10; 28:19; Romans 11:25) and the 144,000 see Jesus Christ as the Ark of God's Testimony or Covenant with Israel by their revelation of His second or 'parousia' Coming.
The Ark was the sign of God's grace toward and Presence with Israel and typed the Deity and humanity of Jesus Messiah, so it is not a wooden box they see here but their Kinsman Redeemer with nail scars in His hands and wounds on His brow as He presents Himself to Israel by revelation before again stepping forth to assume a physical relationship to man as "the Son of David, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and Bridegroom of the Gentile Bride" in the Millennium (Zechariah 12-13).
The Temple of God in heaven must not be understood as literal but for what it represents. The seven Vials were poured out by the Message of each angel in their Age; like the blessings and cursings of God's Message by Moses in Deuteronomy "they will not return to God void but will accomplish that which He purposed" (Isaiah 55:11).
Any exposition of Revelation 16 is primarily a history of what has been, except for the manifestation of the Seventh Vial to separate the foolish virgin from the unfaithful denominational harlots. Revelation 18:4, "And I heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her My people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues [the Seventh Vial]".
Brother Branham was the angel with the Seventh Vial (Revelation 17:1; 21:9; 22:7-9).
The Seventh Vial completes the Trial of Jealousy when it is poured out at the Seventh Trump that breaks the silence in heaven of Revelation 8:1 releasing the plagues on Rome and her harlot daughters. Revelation 16:17-18, "And the seventh angel poured out his Vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done! And there were voices, and thunders, and lightings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden Vials full of the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever. And the temple [of God in heaven] was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled".
The presence of the living creatures in Revelation 15:7-8 is set in the first Church Age and confirms that the Vials are all poured out under the first four Seals, for the Fourth Seal terminates as the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trumpet and Seventh Vial manifest. Revelation 15:8 is fulfilled at Revelation 16:17 when Brother Branham's Seventh Vial if poured out in the spiritual dimension called the air at the close of the Gentile dispensation three days before the beginning of the First Resurrection and the manifestation of the sons of God and fifty days before Jesus meets His Bride in the sanctuary cleansed when the Seventh Vial is poured.
Here the smoke is not incense but Divine Fire of consuming judgment because in every Age, the sacrifice was rejected. Christ could only intercede while there was blood on the mercy seat and the Sacrifice altar, however the revelation comes to us and to the 144,000 long after the sacrificial Lamb has been enthroned as Lion of the Tribe of Judah. There is no intercession, the throne is one of judgment (Revelation 4 and 5); the smoke signifies the glory of God in His justice in punishing the wicked in answers to the cry of the souls under the altar (Revelation 6:9-11).
As we are all one Body the Church Age saints cannot be made perfect without us, so no man could enter the Temple before Los Angeles sinks under the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trumpet and Seventh Vial, and the two loaves of the resurrected saints and "we who are alive and remain" are waved and glorified.
Glory! Home we go to be with Jesus. Proving the Bride does not go through the Tribulation. The Seventh Vial of jealousy, like the previous Six Vials, is to separate the foolish virgin from the faithless false church.
When Moses dedicated the Tabernacle of badger skins (Exodus 40:33-38), and when Solomon dedicated the Temple of stone (I Kings 8:1-11), the priests were not able to minister until the cloud was taken up. And the Israelites journeyed not until the cloud was taken up.
During the Church Ages, when the first six Trumpets were manifesting, Israel could not enter the Presence. But once the Cloud is lifted (II Thessalonians 2:7; Revelation 7:2), which is the physical catching away of the Bride, the Feast of Trumpets will be preached and Israel will commence her journey to the West. (bb880424.htm) nl788.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 overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.