Bible Believers' Newsletter 832
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we welcome you to fellowship in God's unchanging Word. Your brother-in-Christ
Did you see the blood moon, on April 15? By the time it had risen over the range it was a plain yellow moon in partial eclipse from my home.
Our main article this week establishes a number of Scriptures to confirm and that the earthquakes in Los Angeles and Jerusalem, like the close of the Gentile dispensation and the Day of the Lord, will be coincidental. Meanwhile our news articles concentrate on the "squeeze" presently being applied politically, economically and financially, spiritually and psychologically upon all people throughout the world. But perfect love casts out fear and reveals "things that are to come".
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.
Russia's Euros-for-Oil Plan threatens Dollar's Reserve Currency Status
April 18, 2014 Russian state-controlled oil producer Gazprom said its preliminary moves to sell gas for euros instead of dollars was moving forward. In e-mailed comments reported by Reuters, Gazprom chief Alexander Dyukov said that 95 percent of those under contract with the company were ready to make the switch.
Dyukov made sure to highlight that this move to sell oil for euros instead of dollars was simply Gazprom doing what was necessary to protect the company from potential US sanctions. It was not a policy set by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Regardless, this latest effort by Gazprom may mark a seemingly slight but significant change in Moscow's recent assault on the US dollar's reserve currency status . . .
Earlier this month, Andrei Kostin, president and chairman of the powerful Russian VTBBank, said that much of Russia's oil industry was ready to switch from the dollar to the Russian ruble as payment for exports. He said that Russia's biggest oil producer, Rosneft, as well as the state-owned defense company, Rosoboronexport, were among those companies willing to boycott the dollar. Reuters reported that three oil importers from China and Japan said they had been asked by Gazprom to pay for the oil in other currencies than the dollar. Two said they were still considering the proposal. The third said it had paid in euros in the past and did not see doing it again as a problem.
"It is time to change the entire international financial system that considers the dollar the key reserve currency," Kostin told Platts. "The world has changed. [China's] yuan and [the Russian] rouble have to take their place in international transactions," he added . . .
Europe also appreciates the carrot. European interests have been working for years to internationalize the euro and expand its reserve currency status. However, the euro's share of global reserves dropped sharply after the Greece crisis even though it has now recovered for three consecutive quarters.
If even a portion of Russia's oil transactions were consistently priced in euros, it would be a massive boost to the euro at the dollar's expense.
Russia appears to be dangling reserve currency status in front of the European financial powers. Will Frankfurt and Brussels make a deal with Putin? The Bible says they will, so don't expect a huge response by Europe to confront Putin. Instead, expect Russia and Germany to work out their differences while dividing up Europe in the process . . . [Daniel 2:43] Full story: thetrumpet.com
Comment: It appears that the geopolitical chessboard might have America the big loser when the petrodollar no longer rules. Russian President Putin is currently seeking to set the precedent to trade in roubles. As America's chief creditor, China along with Russia is leading the revolt to overthrow the US dollar as the standard international currency. Europe usually gives into US demands but needs Russia's natural gas piped in more than it does America's war with Russia. Obama's latest war drumming rhetoric and negative sanctions simply may not stick. The US government's long history of violating others' human rights justified by its own inflated sense of entitlement and exceptionalism appears to be rapidly catching up, and soon American citizens may be joining the rest of the world paying a very heavy price for the sins of its leaders.
Mass Marketing Campaign for World War III
April 16, 2014 The establishment has begun a new mass marketing campaign for World War III, equating Vladimir Putin with Adolf Hitler.
The fact that the current crisis in Ukraine was instigated by a US-backed coup which toppled a democratically elected government has been conveniently forgotten. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: While there can be no comparison between Adolf Hitler and Barak Obama, Hitler being a patriot who raised his nation from the Great Depression to the highest standard of living of any nation while seven million starved to death in the impoverished and unemployed USA. Hitler retrieved Germany from the clutches of Jews who invaded from the east and set up the illegitimate Weimar Republic whereas Obama is himself a Jew, an alien groomed as the puppet who will lead America into the coming depression that will be worse than the Great Depression and destroy national harmony.
Like Hitler Vladimir Putin is a patriot engaged in reviving Russia after a century of murderous Jewish tyranny including the bloody slaughter of over 66 million Russians.
Russia was conquered by Huns from Khazaria, now Ukraine. They originated in Lower Mongolia and converted to Talmudic Jewry in AD740; now known as Ashkenazim, Khazars, Jews or Israelis. Russia conquered Kiev and later Itil, but Khazaria survived until the middle of the twelfth or thirteenth century. Khazar Jews fought a further 1,000 years from without and within Russia until 1915, when financed by their Wall Street kinsmen; they invaded from the East Side of New York City and conquered Russia. With their motto 'never forgive, never forget' they took revenge for the Tsar's support for Abraham Lincoln and his refusal to allow a privately-owned Rothschild central banking system; they brutally murdered the Romanovs then slaughtered or starved 66 million Russians with venom such that the murderers had to wade through rivers of blood.
The present situation in the Ukraine contrived and funded by Jewry through their US puppet state indicates that a strategy for the reconquest and re-communization of Russia is in effect and that the 'never forgive, never forget' "enmity" God put in hearts of these sons of Cain against the sons of Adam is such that they will eventually unleash their "Samson Option" resulting in the annihilation of Vatican City State, continental United States, and the consummation of life as prophesied by Ezekiel, Daniel and Jesus Messiah.
Having expelled the Jew's Weimar Republic, Germany stood before the conquest of Europe by Judaeo-Communist Russia and the Talmud's objective of global hegemony. So in World War II Hitler found himself in a pincer movement flanked by Judaeo Russia on the East and the otherwise surrounded by 'Allies' of the colonies of the Jews' City of London. Despite this, Germany was victorious until the United States colony entered the war, but prior to his election to the presidency Jewish Traitor FD Roosevelt had been preparing America for war. History is planned. (See The Thirteenth Tribe).
The lives of Adolf Hitler and the German people were sacrificed to preserve the world from Lucifer's Judaeo-Communist and Judaeo-Roman totalitarian one world government for a lifespan.
New Madrid Fault and Other Things
April 13, 2014 I have been watching that sinkhole in Jefferson parish (county) Louisiana for more than a year. The United States government in its infinite wisdom has stored 18.8 million barrels of butane and propane in salt caverns adjacent to a cavern used to store nuclear waste. Methane and Hydrogen Sulfide are naturally filling up nearby salt caverns. The combination of butane, propane, Hydrogen Sulfide and nuclear waste are all a Hollywood script writer would need for a dirty bomb. This is an area where a sinkhole is swallowing up trees into its ever expanding lake.
Louisiana is on the Mississippi river and is directly south of the New Madrid fault zone. Historically, America's largest series of quakes were the four on the New Madrid fault that occurred in the nine weeks from December 16, 1811 to February 7, 1812. Two of those quakes reversed the flow of the Mississippi river. The Mississippi is the fourth longest river in the world . . .
The New Madrid fault zone is in the center of the US so earthquakes in that area could disrupt water, natural gas, and sewer and oil lines in addition to the electrical power grid.
The US has 2 nuclear power plants near fault lines in California and 11 near the New Madrid zone. Full story: therebel.org
Comment: "Nations are breaking; the world is falling apart. Fifteen hundred mile chunk of it, three or four hundred miles wide, will sink hundred--or maybe forty miles down into that great fault out yonder one of these days, and waves will shoot plumb out to the state of Kentucky. And when it does, it'll shake the world so hard that everything on top of it will shake down" (William Branham, p. 25:145).
Former Australian Foreign Minister confirms Israel Lobby Controls Australia's Foreign Policy
March 14, 2014 In my series of extended essays entitled "The War on White Australia" I described how Jewish activism was pivotal in ending the White Australia policy and initiating the mass non-White immigration that is rapidly transforming that nation. In addition, I showed how Jewish activism was instrumental in establishing multiculturalism as the ideological and legislative basis for social policy in Australia. Recently I explored the Jewish role in pushing for the enactment and extension of laws banning speech deemed contrary to their interests. Given the profound impact of Jewish ethno-politics on the Australian nation, nobody will be surprised to learn that Jewish influence also extends to the determination of Australia's foreign policy.
Former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr recently confirmed that this is indeed the case, observing that Australia's foreign policy (particularly with regard to the Middle East) was being virtually dictated by organized Jewry. Carr, Australia's Labor Party foreign minister from March 2012 to September 2013, made his comments while promoting his new book "Bob Carr: Diary of a Foreign Minister." Speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Carr hit out at the "pro-Israel lobby in Melbourne," saying it wielded "extraordinary influence" on Australia's foreign policy during his time in Julia Gillard's cabinet. As The Guardian reported:
Asked about the comments by the ABC's 7.30 he said: "Certainly they enjoyed extraordinary influence. I had to resist it and my book tells the story of that resistance. . . It needs to be highlighted because I think it reached a very unhealthy level."
Asked how the lobby achieved this influence he said: "I think party donations and a program of giving trips to MPs and journalists to Israel. But that's not to condemn them. I mean, other interest groups do the same thing. But it needs to be highlighted because I think it reached a very unhealthy level.
Following Carr's comments The Jerusalem Post sourly noted that: "John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, who wrote a 2007 book alleging that the 'Israel lobby' has a stranglehold on US Foreign policy, have an Australian cousin: former foreign minister Bob Carr."
In his book Carr chronicles a bitter political fight in late 2012 with then-prime minister Julia Gillard over how Australia would vote in the 2012 UN General Assembly vote to recognize the Palestinians as a non-member state.
Gillard [was] opposed, while her political rival at the time Kevin Rudd, and Carr himself, were in favor. Rudd, according to a report of the book in The Guardian, went to Carr to talk about the vote.
"How much of this is about money, I asked him," Carr wrote. "He said about one-fifth of the money he had raised in the 2007 election campaign had come from the Jewish community."
Carr concluded that "subcontracting our foreign policy to party donors is what this involves. Or appears to involve."
As in the United States (where Jews contribute much larger percentages of money in federal elections), Jewish money exerts a dominating influence over Australian politics, which practically guarantees that both sides of politics are willing to put the Australian Defense Forces (and Australian taxpayers) to the service of an ethno-nationalist state in which Australia has no economic or strategic interest. Jewish academic and activist Dan Goldberg notes that: "The annual report of the Australian Electoral Commission always includes Jewish names and Jewish-owned companies donating large sums to both sides of politics." Full story: therebel.org
Comment: See how heavily the spirit of Laodicea weighs down Australia.
Karen Hudes: Banker Suicides, Bitcoin and the Global Renaissance
March 27, 2014 World Bank Whistle blower Karen Hudes joins Gary Franchi in studio for a revealing look at world affairs examining the recent rash of Banker Suicides, Bitcoin, the currency war, Crimea, and the coming Global Renaissance based on the Power Transition Model Full story: youtube.com
Harry Reid behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch
April 11, 2014 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), whose director was Sen. Harry Reid's (D-Nev) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.
"In 2012, the BLM and the US Department of Energy . . . Final Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement assessed the impact of utility-scale solar energy development on public lands in the six southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah" . . . "[Reid] and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert," he wrote. "Reid has been one of the project's most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada" . . .
The BLM's official reason for encircling the Bundy family with sniper teams and helicopters was to protect the endangered desert tortoise, which the agency has previously been killing in mass due to "budget constraints" . . . "Reid is accused of using the new BLM chief as a puppet to control Nevada land (already over 84% of which is owned by the federal government) and pay back special interests. BLM has proven that they've a situational concern for the desert tortoise as they've had no problem waiving their rules concerning wind or solar power development. Clearly these developments have vastly affected a tortoise habitat more than a century-old, quasi-homesteading grazing area. . ." Full story: infowars.com
Comment: Further to last week's report, we see corruption in privileged places. Mainstream Media lies about Federal Standoff. The Bundy affair is the tip of the iceberg to what's coming. New rules of engagement. Divide and conquer. As prophesied, race war is on the cards for the USA. This is the "squeeze," en route to you, Christian.
A Day of His Presence
Revelation 12:1, "A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars".
Joel 2:30-31, "I will show portents in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come".
These scriptures refer to the beginning and ending of the Gentile dispensation, the ingathering of Christ's Bride of all Ages, followed by the birth of Israel through revelation in a day of His Presence in Jerusalem and Zion, and the judgment of Israel's enemies.
In Revelation 12:1-7, "A great portent appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: she was with child and cried out in the anguish of her delivery." This woman represents the primitive Church that has crossed over from the Law into the glorious Light of the S_O_N which the moon had foreshadowed as a schoolmaster to bring the Israelites to Christ that they might be justified by faith" (Galatians 3:23-25). The twelve stars upon her head signified the twelve apostles (Matthew 19:28).
"Then another portent appeared in heaven; a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads. [The dragon is Satan working behind Imperial Rome because the crowns are on the heads of her seven deified Emperors]. And his tail [or the Talmudic tale "which makes the Word of God of none effect" (Matthew 15:3, 9) deceived and] drew [Israelites] the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered for to devour her child as soon as it was born. [This was Herod the Great, the Edomite King of the Roman province of Judea, who sought to kill Jesus, the baby son of David and rival to the throne]. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up [from the Mount of Olives] to God, and to His throne. And the woman [or New Testament Church] fled into the wilderness [before Rome's General Titus besieged Jerusalem (Matthew 24:1-3a, 15-22)], where God has a retreat prepared for her [in Pella of Jordan] that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days."
We must understand that these six verses between Revelation 11:19 and 12:7 are a parenthesis describing the birth of the Church and its transition from Law to grace. Revelation 11:1-19 will take place two thousand years later in "a day of His Presence" following Revelation 12:7. "And [at the close of the Gentile dispensation] there was war in heaven: Michael [who is Christ] and His angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels".
Whereas man strives for unity by employing education, psychology, political persuasion and military force to organize men into nations, denominations, tribes and unions, which is a Babel of vain confusion, God never changes His mind about His Word, and although the righteous line has almost expired physically and spiritually, He will find, woo and win that last elect despite their situation, and draw them by grace through faith to conform to the likeness of His only begotten Son without condemnation in His Presence.
Jewish Prime Minister of (then) Great Britain, Benjamin Disraeli, rightly stated "all is race; there is no other truth, and every race must fall which carelessly suffers its blood to become mixed" (Tancred, p. 106). Disraeli would never have mandated the genocide of Adam's race by miscegenation under the euphemism 'multiculturalism'forced upon us "as it was in the days of Noah" by those God set at enmity with the seed of the first and also the last Adam (Genesis 1:1; 3:15; 6:1-4; Matthew 24:37).
"No man will treat with indifference the principle of race. It is the key to history, and why history is often so confused is that it has been written by men who are ignorant of this principle and all the knowledge it involves. . . Language and religion do not make a racethere is only one thing which makes a race, and that is blood" (Benjamin Disraeli, Endymion p. 249-250).
What a rebuke to apostate churchmen and politicians of today who promote what is accursed of God in order to assuage imposters at enmity with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. As typed after the expulsion from the Garden of Eden God will only meet the sons of the first Adam as brothers under the Blood of their KINSMAN Redeemer, the last Adam. When we meet Him in a second birth by grace through faith in the "present Truthwhat Jesus is doing now" we become His Blood Brothers and Sisters (II Peter 1:12; Galatians 3:26-29). Jesus Messiah cannot redeem the impersonators of Cain's accursed race with whom He has no kinship (Genesis 4:11-16).
In Joel 2:28 God said, "It shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men will dream dreams and your young men shall see visions. And also upon the slaves and handmaids in those days I will pour out My Spirit" (Galatians 3:28).
May I remind you that in his important Message, "Sirs, is this the Time," three months before the revelation of the Seven Seals that six of the Brethren attending that service shared spiritual dreams concerning the Seals, and Brother Branham recounted a vision the Lord had shown him the previous Saturday week that tied them all together, a shadow of the six written Seals interpreted by the seventh unwritten Seventh Seal. Brother Branham recounts this experience in 1965 in his Message "And Knoweth it Not".
Here the word "prophesy" does not so much imply the prediction of future events but to declare the revelations of God, and each elect will be the medium through which the revelation is shared. Bearing in mind this refers to Christ's end-time Bride "after" Brother Branham's ministry has "restored all things . . . and finished the mystery of God" this is precisely what the heavenly Voice commanded us after we take the Book from Christ and become one in the faith. Revelation 10:8-11, "You must prophesy again [or share the revelation] before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings".
Just last week a Sister wrote on preaching to her husband. I replied, this is not permissible, however you may 'testify' for as Brother Branham said, "Just as soon as the candle's lit, go tell everybody how you got your candle lit. And maybe they'll get lit off of you. See?" Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17 and Revelation 10:8-11 are three witnesses of the Scripture.
If you compare Joel 2:29 with Acts 2:18 you will note that whereas Joel said "the slaves and the handmaids," the Hebrews who interpreted the Greek Septuagint between 285 and 247BC from which Peter was reading could not comprehend how slaves could possibly partake of the same Holy Spirit as freemen and Israelites, so they made them "God's" slaves and "God's" handmaids. However under the New Testament socio-economic distinctions between the saints are abolished and we are Brothers and Sisters in Adam's race with equal eternal Life.
"Afterward" refers to the promise of the "former rain" of the Holy Spirit in verse 23 that began to be poured out upon all flesh from the fiftieth day of the Feast of Pentecost; Jesus called this "the promise of the Father" (Luke 24:49). It refers to "the last days" or two thousand years of the Messianic Age of reconciliation and redemption that will be concluded with the outpouring of a former (or "teaching") rain upon Israelites in the Land of the Covenant through the ministry of the two Hebrew witnesses, and a latter (or "harvest") rain upon us for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation, commencing in the month Nisan.
When the Promise of the Father was brought to Israel in "the last days," she was so bound with denominational chains she could not receive the revelation although God manifested and vindicated His promise publicly. Romans 11:7-10, "Israel has failed to obtain what it sought; the elect obtained it but the rest were hardened. As it is written, God has given them the spirit of stupidityeyes that do not see and ears that do not hear, to this very day in 2014. [Like Isaiah 29:10] David said, "Let their table become a snare and a trap, a stumblingblock and a retribution to them: let their eyes be darkened, so they cannot see, and bend their backs forever" (Romans 11:7-10; Psalm 69:22-23).
Isaiah 28:8-13, "For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so there is no place clean. [As it is today when the table of the Lord is contaminated with old manna and denominational fables, and smokers, drinkers and people who steal and lie take the Lord's Supper]. Who does Isaiah think he is to speak with us like this? To whom will he explain the Message? Are we babies just weaned from the milk, just drawn from the breasts and barely old enough to talk? He repeats everything over and over again, one line at a time, and in such simple words!" [Like the Hebrews in Paul's day Hebrews 5:12 6:3 and many in the circle of this Message today. Last week we contacted 4,500 denominational ministers, not one of whom was even curious about the Message and our eYearbooks. I expect their attitude was "Who are these upstarts and by what authority do they approach us seeing they have no part in the world church system?" Even so the incarnate Word is made manifest amongst His people again in "greater [more] works," and denominational headquarters do not want to know.
"For with stammering lips and other tongues will the Lord speak to this people [as He has over 2,000 years]. To whom He said, This is the rest you shall give to the weary; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear" (Isaiah 11:10; 30:15; Matthew 11:28-29). "So He will spell out His Word again, repeating it over and over in simplicity whenever He can; yet they will stumble and fall backward over His simple, straightforward Message, and be broken, snared, and taken".
As the natural rain falls upon the wheat and the tares without distinction the great abundance of this heavenly gift will fall upon "all flesh," just and unjust to (Gk.) 'phaneroo' manifestly declare the nature of the seed in the soul (Matthew 5:45; Luke 8:11; Hebrews 6:7-9) as Daniel and Jesus foretold: "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand" (Daniel 12:10). This latter outpouring will take place in the Day of the Lord from the close of the Gentile dispensation. "Then he that is unjust will remain unjust: and he who is filthy will continue as he is, and he that is righteous and he that is holy will continue in righteousness and holiness" (Revelation 22:11).
Eight hundred years before His advent the Lord spoke through Joel concerning the Church and the 144,000 elect Israelites in the very end of "the last days." When Brother Branham was baptizing in the Ohio River in July 11, 1933 the Pillar of Fire manifest over him in the form of a star and a Voice said, "As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming." His ministry was to restore Christ's end-time Bride to the faith of our apostolic fathers, and reveal the mystery of the voices of the Seven Thunders or fullness of the Messages of the seven angels to the Church Ages which is the mystery of the unwritten Seventh Seal that delivered the fullness of the Word which is Christ (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7). Hence His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming was through the mouth of His Prophet (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:1-4). Christ is present with and in His end-time Bride as He could not be with the Church Age saints including Brother Branham, until the Seals were broken. And the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D formnot the glorified Jesus of Nazareth whose precious feet will not touch this earth until the millennium. That will be His second return in the office Son of David with the glorified saints of all Ages, a physical or (Gk.) 'erchomai' Coming.
In Joel 2:25 we read, "I will restore to you [make good or replace] the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, My great army which I sent among you".
For images aligned with right margin: The devastation wrought by the four phases in the life of this insect are an allegory that illustrates Satan's destructive actions against Christ's Church as he rode the four horses of the apocalypse through the first Four Seals of Redemption to devour Christ's Bride Tree, the second Eve, the Church, transforming himself from the antichrist spirit after Pentecost to his incarnation in the last pope, "that man of sin, the son of perdition" in Daniel's Seventieth Week (II Thessalonians 2:3; Daniel 7:20-25). Beginning in Rome on its white horse the 'palmerworm' usurped spiritual power through nicolaitanism and set a clerical hierarchy between God and the laity "which Jesus hates;" becoming pope he received a triple crown signifying dominion over heaven, earth and 'purgatory' (Revelation 2:6; 16). As the palmerworm he devoured the fruit, brotherly love, and substituted dogma for God's Word which is Balaamism. At the First Nicaea Council in AD325 where church and state were united and Satan's Judaeo-Roman Catholic church was organized he substituted a trinity of gods for the One Person of God, and baptism in three Titles for baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:1-17; 6:1-2).
Riding his red horse under the Second Seal he took peace from earth, and as the swarming locust devours the leaves or joy of fellowship he martyred scores of millions of Christians who refused his mark of the beast, the Babylonian trinity. Almost a thousand years of ignorance produced the Dark Ages in England, Europe and North Africa in the Thyatira Church Age, 606-1520 (Revelation 2:18-29; 6:3-4). Under this Seal Satan garnered political power and the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806) was established.
Satan changed to his black horse for the Third Seal and as the Cankerworm (or crawling locust) he devoured the bark, selling indulgences for the forgiveness of future sins after the pattern of the Jews' Kol Nidre Vow and gathered demonic power. The Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of false worship commenced under this Seal and the Lord anointed Martin Luther to reveal the foundation of the faithjustification by grace through faithwhich awakened the world to the truth of God's Word in the Sardis Church Age, 1520-1750 (Revelation 3:1-6; 6:5-6). Next John Wesley, the angel to the Philadelphian Church Age (1750-1906) added scriptural holiness or sanctification (Revelation 3:7-13).
Under the Fourth Seal Satan changed to his pale coloured horse. "[The second] death and hell follow with him." En route to perdition he will incarnate that man of sin and rule the world. This was the Laodicea Church Age (1906-1963) in which the gifts of the Spirit were rediscovered; ending in apostasy, it put Christ out from its conventicles when it rejected the revelation of the Seven Seals which is Christ the fullness of the Word (John 1:1, 14; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 3:17-22; 6:7-8). This Seal also encompasses the Bride Age or holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal Feast. As the 'caterpillar' Satan sucked the life out of the Bride tree leaving just the stump, but Joel had prophesied that God would even restore the root and gather together all of those predestinated from the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:10). "Whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified" (Romans 8:30).
To Israel also this nation of locusts is the fourth beast of Daniel 7, healed of her mortal wound by transformation to Papal Rome and standing upon the sand of the sea signifying her oppression of Israel and expressing the nature of the previous three beasts (Genesis 22:17; 32:12; Romans 9:27; Revelation 13:1-10). Here the Seven Trumpet judgments upon Israel struck throughout the Gentile dispensation by God's "great army" come into view, typed by the plague of locusts that "laid waste God's vine and barked His fig tree, leaving its trunk and branches white and bare" and all other trees [or nations] "withered." The vine and fig tree represent Israel, as the olive tree on Roman coins signified Judaea which that locust nation attacked in four stages as the Palmerworm (or chewing locust), the (swarming) Locust, the Cankerworm (or crawling locust), and the Caterpillar (or consuming locust). However Rome united with Jewry for the crucifixion of Messiah, and according to Romans 11 it was in this stage that the elect Israelites were baptized into Christ while those apostate branches of the olive tree were broken off for the burning and the elect Gentiles were grafted into the root of the same tree.
Through the "teaching rain" delivered by Brother Branham, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 and the seventh angel of Revelation 10:7, Jesus has "restored" all of the revelation perverted, lost and devoured by Rome. When our "harvest rain" begins to fall Israel's "teaching rain" will also fall, and after the first resurrection and translation the two Israelite prophets of Zechariah 4, Matthew 17:1-8; 24:31 and Revelation 11 will bring "the Law of Moses . . . with the statutes and judgment" to the remembrance of 144,000 elect Israelites (Malachi 4:4), exposing the wickedness of its antithesis, the Babylonian Talmud "that makes the Word of God of none effect" (Matthew 15:3, 9), by this means and from selfish motives the Pharisees, priests and Levites deceived the Judeans, causing them to reject and murder their Messiah (Matthew 27:25; John 11:47-53). Israel's end-time Prophets will be anointed with the Spirit that endued Moses and Elijah and after rehearsing Moses' Law they will expound the Seven Trumpet Judgments by placing the past two thousand years of the nation's history in context with scriptural types and unfolding the words of the prophets. Hereby they will "restore all things which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21), which is Christ, the fullness of the Word.
After Rome breaks her covenant with the Jewish banksters and begins to force the mark of the beast, Israel's prophets will be assassinated, "and their dead bodies will lie in the streets of Jerusalem that is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt where their Lord was crucified. And men from the peoples and kindreds and tongues and nations will gaze at their dead bodies for three and a half days and refuse to let them be entombed. And those that dwell upon the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment [by plaguing their enemies as Moses plagued the Pharaoh who knew not Joseph and as Elijah mocked and slew Jezebel's priests of Baal. And those in Zion and in Jerusalem will escape as those in Goshen were spared]. And after three and a half days the Spirit of eternal Life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those who saw them. The two heard a loud Voice calling to them from heaven saying, "Come up here." And they ascended in a cloud up to heaven in the sight of their enemies" (Revelation 11:8-12).
Now we come to some revealing Scriptures. Joel 2:30-32, "And I will show portents in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call" (Romans 8:28-30; I Peter 1:2; Revelation 7:3-8).
We are all familiar with Acts 2:19-20 where Peter quoted these verses on the Day of Pentecost. In Matthew 3:11-12 John the Baptist said that Jesus Messiah "shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with Fire: whose [winnowing] fan is in His hand [to separate the wheat from the chaff], and He will thoroughly purge His floor [the judgment seat of this earth], and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
Joel, John the Baptist and Peter were speaking of two Comings of the Spirit two thousand years apart; a "former rain" and a "latter rain", one in grace and one in judgment. When you hear, recognize and act upon the Word for your day this revelation is God's Holy Fire that purges past sin from your soul. Sin is unbelief in God's revealed Word, and you cannot be a sinner and a believer. He who rejects the revealed Word of the hour has rejected the baptism with the Holy Ghost and is condemned (Isaiah 10:17; Titus 3:10-11; Hebrews 6:4-8). The Day of the Lord will come upon him as a thief. "Demonic spirits [are right now] working miracles . . . gathering them to Armageddon and the battle of that great Day of God Almighty" (Revelation 16:14-16).
The day of Calvary saw "Portents in the heavens above" when the darkness of God's wrath upon Israel for crucifying their Messiah covered all the land of guilty Israel from noon until 3.00pm (Matthew 27:25, 45-46) and the earth quaked. God ceased dealing with that nation, and on the fiftieth day of Pentecost He extended grace to "whomsoever will" of Adam's race and sounded Israel's First Trumpet: "blood, fire, and vapors of smoke" filled the city when "God's great Army" under Roman General Titus breached the walls and the light of the moon became red as blood when it fell upon the pools of blood in the streets.
God vindicated the Words of Joel, John the Baptist and Peter as His own. Brother Branham said the Jews and even genuine Israelites "laughed and made fun of it, and they went to judgment [Matthew 12:32]; and the city was burned, and they eat one anothers' children [Leviticus 26:29; Deuteronomy 28:53, 57; Jeremiah 19:9; Lamentations 2:20]. And today they're a scattered people throughout all the world, showing the Holy Spirit still remains the Word of God to bring this Word to make it live" (The Indictment, p. 24:165-166).
Here in 1963 Brother Branham said the Israelites are "scattered throughout the world" contrary to the presumption of most in the circle of this Message who believe they have returned to Israel since 1948. However "for fear of the Jews" who occupy Israel they will not return until the start of Daniel's Seventieth Week after Israel has been utterly defeated, forever disarmed, and there has been a mass exodus of Edomite and Khazar self-styled Jews (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:12-13; 49:17; 65:9-10; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:3, 8; 31:8; Ezekiel 28:24-31; 36:24; 37:14-22; 39:27-28; Joel 3:1; Hosea 6:1-3; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31, etc).
The Gentile dispensation will close after the second crucifixion at the blast of Israel's Seventh Trumpetwithout interval between the "portents in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke" and "the great and dreadful Day of the Lord." These signs of God's wrath at the end of the Gentile dispensation will manifest in a planetary convulsion (Hebrews 12:26) as the whole earth is thrown from its axis at the sinking of Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 - 400 mile segment of earth's crust, sends tidal waves around the world, igniting volcanoes, sinking mountains and islands, cleaving the Mount of Olives, and igniting the brief 'hot stage' of World War III that will see both Israel and the United States defeated and briefly occupied. The sun will be turned into darkness, volcanic activity on the moon will turn it to blood, the stars will be obscured, and Satan and his host will be cast down to earth.
This will be "the day of vengeance of our God [proclaimed by Brother Branham's ministry]; to comfort all [144,000 elect Israelites] that mourn; to grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn their atonement in Zion, to give them a laurel wreath of overcoming victory and the oil of joy instead of ashes of mourning, and clothe them with the spirit of praise instead of a heavy, burdened and failing spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness planted by the Lord to His own glory" (Isaiah 61:2-3; Zechariah 12:8 13:9).
Amos 8:8-14 describes earthquakes in the United States and in Israel that will throw earth from its axis in the Day of the Lord, causing "the sun to go down at noon, and darken the [whole] earth in the clear day" as the land of the Covenant was darkened at the first crucifixion. It mentions Israel's mourning and also speaks of "the famine for hearing the Words of the Lord" that commenced in 1963 at the close of the Laodicean Church Age and has cursed Israel for 2,000 years (II Timothy 4:3-4; Revelation 3:17-20). Ezekiel 32:7 describes these heavenly portents preceding a theophanic Cloud (Heb.) 'anan' over the Mount of Olives on earth, while Matthew 24:29-31, Mark 13:24-31 and Luke 21:25-28 mention in addition Israel's Seventh Trumpet and the anointing of the two witnesses after the close of our dispensation and grace.
I see this phenomena as identical with "pillars of [the] smoke" of God's wrath in Joel 2:30 announcing the Day of the Lord which Peter calls a "vapour of smoke" in Acts 2:19 (as in Revelation 15:8), and with the Pillar of Cloud in Zechariah 14:5, Acts 1:11 and Revelation 1:7 signifying Christ placing judgment on the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 4:6-14) at His second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel and the casting down of Satan in Revelation 12:7. These Scriptures as well as Isaiah 29:6 and Revelation 16:18-19 show clearly that the earthquakes in the United States and in Israel will be coincidental.
Brother Branham said, "There'll be a ministry that'll show great wonders (Joel said so), but there'll be no time for redemption. It's all over. The Lamb's done took His Book, and redeemed is over. As Jesus first preached and was rejected and then went and haunted those that were in there, preached to them that were in prison and could not repent, no time for salvation, that same ministry will have to repeat again. What if that could be the Third Pull to the eternal lost? . . . But remember . . . The Bride is sealed in with Christ. The last member has been redeemed. Sixth Seal has produced itself [or been revealed]. The Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth [in W_O_R_D form]. The Lamb come and took the Book out of the right hand of Him and set down and claimed what He owned, what He had redeemed [Revelation 5:5-8]. That right? It's always been that Third Pull. . . Oh think, people could go right on preaching, thinking they're getting saved, believing they're doing right, believing their organizations are growing (Sure.), and not even a ray of hope. . . we have come to that hour. Door's closed, gone. Already the Book is in His hand. Think of it" (Souls that are in Prison Now, p. 31:206, 347-349).
Right now the "squeeze" is being applied to the general public. When they squeal loud enough the political, social, business and religious establishment will look for a weak minority on which to redirect the energy of their anger, and that will be you my Christian Brother and Sister.
Joel 2:32 states that "it shall come to pass, that all who call on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call." Only those to whom the Lord is revealed can call upon Him in worship, "For without faith it is impossible to please Him" (Hebrews 11:6), and at this time He will be revealing Himself exclusively to 144,000 elect Israelites of the blood of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Land of the Covenant (Revelation 7:3-8), not non-Semitic self-styled Jews because Obadiah 17-18 states "there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau." Deliverance will be in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem because this was the place where every adult male Israelite was required to assemble before the Lord three times in each year. Here the Lord provided Abraham with a lamb when he was about to slay and offer his Son Isaac; here Solomon built God's Temple and the blood of the typical lamb, and of the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world was shed and offered. Deuteronomy 16:5-6, "You must not sacrifice the Passover in any of your local towns, which the Lord your God will be giving you: but at the place which the Lord your God will choose as the dwelling place of His Name, there you will sacrifice the Passover at sundown, at the time of your exodus from Egypt." Here God dwelt enthroned in His sanctuary with His people, and where His Name is known, and like Goshen in Egypt, Zion and Jerusalem will be the only place free from the plagues spoken by the 'third pull' of Israel's two witnesses. These are not to be confused with the plagues of the Seven Trumpets, five of which are fulfilled and we live in the time of the Sixth Trumpet waiting for the Seventh.
We have been speaking of a day of the Presence or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming the Son of man to Israel through dreams and visions, the unrecognized sign of the Cloud on the Mount of Olives, and the ministry of Israel's two witnesses in the Day of the Lord. The manifestation of these things and the actual coming of the Day of the Lord are described in chapter 3. nl832.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.