Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Renewed Heaven and Renewed Earth

The Renewed Heaven and Renewed Earth

Bible Believers' Newsletter 838

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660

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.

Our main article in this issue is a study on the renewed heaven and renewed earth. In addition we some important news articles, one of which is a five and a half hour video you should be sure to watch.

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

Save Meriam

May 27, 2014 — Meriam Yahia Ibrahim is a Sudanese Christian. On 13 May 2014 she was sentenced to death for apostasy—leaving Islam—although she’s been a Christian all her life. She was given until 15 May to recant, with the implication that her sentence would be annulled or reduced if she did so. Meriam stood firm and refused to recant, so her death sentence was confirmed. Meriam gave birth in prison to a baby girl in the early hours of 27 May. She will be held there until her newborn daughter is weaned, a period of up to two years, then will receive 100 lashes for alleged adultery [for marrying a non-Muslim] before the death sentence is carried out. Her 20-month-old son, Martin, is also in prison with her. . . . She is currently detained in Omdurman Federal Women's Prison along with her newborn daughter and 20-month-old son, Martin. Full story:

Bilderberg Meetings 2014

May 28, 2014 — The 2014 Bilderberg Conference starts today at the heavily fortified, five-star Marriott Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Good News from Bilderberg is that they have invited back the Chinese college professors who attended Bilderberg 2012 but were snubbed in 2013. They also invited another Chinese professor who has worked on his government’s Five Year plan. Hopefully, this rapprochement means we can avoid a military confrontation in Asia. One Bilderberg agenda item is to discuss the recent Russo-Chinese economic alignment and what this means for the Western governments they control. They discuss agenda items until a consensus is reached. Then the participants are expected to carry that consensus back to their home countries.

This is my third annual Annotated Bilderberg Members List. The biographies of the participants tell us a lot about what they are thinking and what their interests are. The published biographies leave off any mention of relations to the Rothschilds.

The Bad News is that their assembled Bilderberg crew is incapable of any real solutions. The Russians announced the sale of the S-400 anti-aircraft system to China which China will sell to Iran. China wants to elevate Iran to that of a protected military ally. They invited the President of Iran to the Russo-Chinese Summit in Shanghai. America and Israel have reached the limits of their respective Empires.

This is the publicly acknowledged list. If others attend secretly, I will publish an update. Another agenda item is that Bilderberg seems to have concluded that you have no right to privacy. . . Full story: Annotated List of Invitees, 2014

Weaponized Agriculture

May 26, 2014 — Recently, an NGO in Russia—the National Association for Genetic Safety—began working closely with the Russian Duma to enact a set of laws criminalizing the introduction of harmful genetically-modified crops as well as withholding information on harmful effects of such crops. Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated he will sign such legislation, saying Russia can grow enough food for itself without genetic engineering it. . .

In the early 1980s . . . the USDA and FDA (apparently at the behest of large agribusiness interests) determined that GMO crops were GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) meaning they were substantially equivalent to existing crops and were . . . Exempted from costly safety testing, a virtual "gold rush" of ag biotech companies and investors ensued to commercialize the first GMO crops. . .

I'd like to share my opinion that GMO crops are a form of "weaponized agriculture." Making foreign countries dependent on externally-supplied GMO seeds leaves them open to the worst sort of extortion and could lead to wars and global instability. Further, having established production and distribution facilities for GMO seed could allow rapid targeting of the agricultural sector of an "enemy" country. Simply having this capacity could create a climate of suspicion and lead to retaliatory measures that could substantially reduce the human population. Full story:

Russia-China Counter-Alliance to US-NATO Aggression

May 26, 2014 — Speaking on May 20 President Xi Jinping called for the creation of a new Asian structure for security cooperation based on a regional group that includes Russia and Iran and excludes the United States. Clearly pointing a finger at the United States he called NATO an outdated thinking of the Cold War. According to him, "We cannot just have security for one or a few countries while leaving the rest insecure." In his speech Mr. Xi Jinping offered an alternative vision for the region based on an all-inclusive regional security framework rather than individual alliances with external actors like the United States. China's proposal to push forward with the ambitious Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific met an especially chilly reception from the US . . . In other words, Russia and China are standing up to the American hegemony and pushing back against the US aggression that the world had witnessed over the last few decades.

This China-Russia alliance should be welcomed as a counter bloc to the failing and desperate Western dominance concentrated in Washington. Ever since the break-up of the Soviet Union, America has imposed its economic model that favours corporations and the financial elite, while squeezing the ordinary people. Any country that refused to bow down to American pressure was attacked militarily under false pretexts of "civil protection" and "national security concerns". Unfortunately regional powers such as Russia and China were unable to prevent America from imposing its self-destructive neo-liberal order on other countries. However, recently China and especially Russia have started to fight back. Russia has averted another disastrous intervention in Syria and has fought back against the Western-backed coup in Ukraine.

Now, with China and Russia closely aligned, the two countries will be able to prevent the US and its Western puppets from further carrying out its economic imperialist agenda. With the European Union crumbling under the weight of Euro-sceptic opinion of the general public, as illustrated by the European election results tonight, the US is losing its closest ally. The EU will have to make a choice whether to continue to be a puppet of Washington, thus risking the wrath of its European citizens and eventually reaching complete self-destruction, or choosing to build closer ties with China and Russia. . .
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Comment: Do you see the Hegelian dialectic between Rothschild and Rothschild? The unavoidable conclusion is that America's wars have not protected our liberty but, instead, destroyed liberty. As Alexander Solzhenitsyn said, "A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny" . . . By overthrowing the democratically elected government in Ukraine, Washington has brought the United States into confrontation with Russia.

Benghazi Terror Cover-up

Obama Janus

May 26, 2014 — House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has discovered an email from the Obama White House to Youtube, issued within hours of the start of the terrorist attack on the Benghazi that shows the Administration contacted YouTube and complained of an anti-Islamic video shortly after the terrorist attack commenced on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya, resulting in the murder of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; US Foreign Information Management Officer Sean Smith; and CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. Issa views the email as an attempt to skew the story from the start, redirecting attention away from the fact of a terrorist incident to the fiction of a spontaneous uprising in response to the now infamous (and poorly done) video entitled Innocence of Muslims.

The email contradicts the White House account repeated by Administration officials, including former UN Ambassador Susan Rice, and the President that the Administration came to believe the incident to be a spontaneous uprising against the video because that is the account given the White House by the intelligence community. Sent at 9:11PM on the very day of the attack, September 11, the White House email proves that the Administration had already concocted the anti-Islamic video account within hours of the start of the Benghazi attack. Meanwhile we know that the Libyan government, the US military leadership, and accounts coming from those on the ground in Benghazi provided the Administration with a steady stream of complementary information before the attack, during it, and after corroborating it to be an attack by an al-Qaeda-aligned group, Ansar al-Sharia. . . Full story:

Comment: We know that al Qaeda is an instrument of the CIA and that anti-Islam/anti-Christian Pastor Terry Jones is a CIA operative, and that the video entitled Innocence of Muslims is based on a book authored by Jewish Judaeo-Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea. Methinks this was a blackop.

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau, in Military Camp

Boko Haram

May 26, 2014 — Renowned Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky declared Saturday that the Nigeria military knew the whereabouts of the most wanted leader of violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, Sheikh Abubakar Shekau . . . Boko Haram was being used as tool for the Western countries to invade Nigeria as they did in other countries to plunder the nation's resources. The cleric alleged collaboration with Nigeria's military authorities, insisting that the activities of the Boko Haram sect was part of covert operations of a section of the West to balkanize Nigeria and plunder the nation's resources. Full story:

Comment: The Shiite cleric is correct.

The Illustrated Protocols of Zion by David Duke

May 20, 2014 — The Illustrated Protocols of Zion is an historical and literary valuation of the original Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. He presents the case that Protocols of Zion could well be titled the Protocols of "Zionism" in that it predicts many of the horrific wars and conflicts right down to the issues in the Israel or "Zion" of today and associated with Zionist power and influence that goes far beyond the borders of Israel.

In this video and his book upon which it is based, he shows that many of the most radical claims of the Protocols are today proclaimed by Zionists themselves around the world such as domination of media, banking, and extensive power and influence in America, the EU and in many governments around the world.

He quotes leading and influential Zionists and Zionist media in showing that many of the most important underlying themes can be documented in historical and contemporary terms. . . Full story:

The Synagogue of Satan 1878-2006

This is a complete review of the world's history from 1878 to 2006. This important video is five and a half-hours of essential self-education and should be stored if you are not ready to view it. It reveals historical events that have never been presented so vividly in this media although much of what is covered has been found in print but cloaked and blocked from circulation. Jewry conquered England from Amsterdam in 1688 and set up the Bank of England in 1694 which is the basis of their international banking structure. Today's world is ruled by the 'Great Sanhedrin' of the City of London. This video should viewed and the matters therein confirmed by all seekers of Truth. Full story:

The Renewed Heaven and Renewed Earth

The following statements present a resume and chronological ordering of the subjects we have discussed thus far and an outline of the areas we will be studying.

Revelation 19:17-21 describes the outcome of Armageddon and the judgment on the beast and the false prophet.

Revelation 20:1-6 describes Satan's incarceration in the abyss and explains that his impotence throughout the millennium is caused by the fact that his subjects are all disembodied and in the grave, while the glorified saints of all ages on earth throughout the millennium will be physically and spiritually impervious to his evil (Isaiah 65:19-25).

Revelation 20:7-10 describes the general resurrection, Satan sentenced before the White Throne Judgment and cast into the Lake of Fire where the beast and the false prophet have been in constant torment a thousand years (Ezekiel 28:18; Revelation 13:8-17; 14:11), and the consumption of his army with "Fire from heaven" (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:9). In Genesis 3:14-15 the Serpent was cursed and his form changed. As a snake he will be present throughout eternity since he is a spoken Word of God. His hybridized offspring, however, is not God's creation and accursed (Heb. 'cherem;' Genesis 4:11; 9:25). God put "enmity" between the Serpent's seed hybrids and the offspring of the first and the last Adam. The names of these hybrids and the fruit of miscegenation with Adam's race were never written in the Book of Life, and being without a KINSMAN Redeemer they are born 'lost.' God commanded Moses to cast a brazen serpent and put it upon a pole indicating that sin was judged (Numbers 21:8-9).

Perhaps you can provide further Scriptural or Message support to show that the physical Serpent's seed are or are not sentenced before the White Throne Judgment.

Revelation 20:11-15 describes the White Throne Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46). There "Jesus will say to them on the left hand, Depart from Me you cursed [of Adam's race], into everlasting fire, prepared [not for you, but] for the Devil and his angels" (Matthew 25:41). "And whoever was not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire".

Revelation 21:1-8 describes a vision revealed to John, that is, to you as Christ's end-time Bride whom he represents. The vision foretells the consummation of the corrupted state of the former heavens and former earth and their renewal by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and with fire and transformation into a new creation just as you, your soul was quickened to eternal Life as a new creation.

Revelation 21:9 – 22:5 features Brother Branham whose ministry "finished the mystery of God" and is an exposition of the vision shown to John in verses 1-8 centered upon the New Jerusalem.

Revelation 22:6-21 is an epilogue by Brother Branham, the angel who veiled Christ from the world and revealed Him to us. He led John who represents the members of Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation and expounded the visions. His final admonition to us is: "Stay in Line" with the Word (Revelation 22:17-19).
New Jerusalam
This drawing shows the ground plan for the "pyramid city" of Isaiah 66:1-2 that Jesus has gone away to prepare. It will descend from heaven once the Lake of Fire has purged and regenerated heaven and earth physically and spiritually.

Revelation 21:1-8, "And I saw a renewed heaven and a renewed earth: for the former heaven and former earth were departed; and the sea is no more. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of the heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband [each soul dressed in the righteosnesses of saints by her revelation of "the true sayings of God"  (Revelation 19:7-9; Jeremiah 23:6)]. "And I heard a great Voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them [as Emmanuel]. And shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, nor shall sorrow, nor crying, nor pain be any more: for the first things are departed. And the one sitting upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said, Write: for these Words are faithful and true (Revelation 19:9; 22:6). And He said to me, "It is done" [as in Revelation 16:17 these Words have come to pass]. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him that thirsts of the Fountain of the water of [eternal] Life [or fellowship with Christ (Isaiah 12:3; 55:1; Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13; John 4:13, 14; 7:37, 38; Revelation 22:17)] freely [or gratuitously]. He that overcomes shall inherit these things [the blessings here before described]; and I will be his God, and he shall be My Son. But to the cowardly [who do not quit themselves like men and so overcome in the good fight but are enslaved by the spirit of fear, not love towards God; and who through fear of man are not bold for God, and "draw back" (Revelation 21:27; 22:15)], and unbelieving [faithless], and abominable (Revelation 17:4)], and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all who are liars, will have their time in the Lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death".

The solemn declaration of a great voice from the throne announces the consummation of the Kingdom of heaven upon earth, "Behold, God's home is now with men." John types you as a member of Christ's end-time Bride for the Book was sealed until "the days of the voice of the seventh angel," William Branham, and not revealed to the Church Age saints. So this vision was your preview of the realization of the Kingdom of heaven on earth as the glorified temple of Jesus Christ and the Family of God as the Holy City descending out of heaven (Isaiah 66:1-2; Acts 7:48-49; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 2:11, 20-22; Hebrews 10:5). Man was created to be the temple wherein God is worshipped and the place of His rest. Heaven and earth will dwell together as husband and wife like Christ and His Church, all meeting in one the glorious plan of redemption. I Corinthians 15:28, "With all things subjected to Him, the Son, too, will subject Himself to the One who put all things under Him, that God may be everything to everyone." So Jesus will not be on His Father's Throne [which is heaven], He will be on His own throne for heaven and earth and God and His elect will be united. God will be in Jesus on the throne, and in you and me, while the glory of His Logos will overshadow New Jerusalem.

In this old earth both Christians and pagans have temples or places of worship, but there is no temple in New Jerusalem for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb (who are One, and we are one in them) are His sanctuary and place of rest. Christ is "the beginning of the creation of God" (Revelation 3:14) and as Eve was not a separate creation from the first Adam but a continuation of the same creation formed from his rib, Christ's Bride is a continuation of Jesus Messiah, being formed of the Holy Spirit that came from His side. So in the renewed heavens and renewed earth God will be worshiped throughout eternity by the "saved" without the City manifest in the form of His glorified Family, Jesus Christ and His wife.

Melchisedec [King of righteousness] King of Salem met Abram after the slaughter of the kings and served him communion and blessed him. Abram gave Him tithes of all and sought His city in Palestine where it will rest on a fifteen hundred mile high Mount Zion. But as Melchisedec was King of "New Jerusalem that is above and is the mother of us all" it was just above Abrams head in a dimension Abram could not see through the veil of flesh.

The Lake of Fire marked the "departure" or "passing away" of the despoiled condition of the "former heavens and earth" which is an affront to God's holiness and must take flight before His Presence "and there was no place found for them" as the renewal pervades everything with His glory (Revelation 20:11). The Lake of Fire is the device God employs to transform them into their antithesis and enables the apokalupsis or unveiling of the "renewed heaven and renewed earth" in all their glory united together by "the Holy City, New Jerusalem, prepared in heaven as a Bride adorned for her Husband." The former heaven and earth cannot co-exist with the renewed heaven and earth any more than law and grace or your unregenerate soul can co-exist with your regenerated soul. There cannot be two natures dominating, "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon" (Luke 16:13; Romans 7:1-6). Before you, your soul can be reborn, its old master, the worldly nature of Satan must die, only then can you be united with your new Husband, Christ the Word. Likewise, his nature must be purged from the heavens and the earth before they can be renewed by the baptism with the Holy Ghost. Although they are sanctified for the millennium by atomic fire and Satan and his demonic host will be bound, they must be annihilated before heaven and earth can be renewed and God be sovereign and everything to everyone. The consummation of Hell and Death (personified) in the Lake of Fire denotes the sudden and complete destruction of evil, its works and even the memory (history) of sin. "Behold, I make all things new"!

II Peter 3:6-13 tells how the world was justified and baptized in the days of Noah. "Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished." Our English word "world" is an ambiguous translation of the (Gk.) 'kosmos' which means neither the planet nor the universe, but the world order. "By faith Enoch [one man called out from the seventh generation of the first Adam] was translated [some years before the Flood] that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had the testimony that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:5-6). Christ's end-time Bride is an election called out from Laodicea, the seventh generation of the last Adam, and with the testimony of Enoch she will be translated without death.

Noah and his family represent those who will go through the tribulation and rise in the general resurrection showing that there will still be sin after the millennium. The earth was cleansed of her corrupt world order and sinners but repopulated by sinners and the physical Serpent's seed. This demonstrates that like the world a man can be justified by grace through faith one day and ultimately lost.

"But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same Word are kept in store, reserved to fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men." Earth will be sanctified for the honeymoon of the heavenly Bridegroom and His earthly Bride by atomic fire and we will step out on the ashes of the wicked for a thousand years of peace (Malachi 4:1-3). The consummation of life will bind Satan and his demons, but the general resurrection of sinners will loose them after the thousand years and they will come against the camp of the saints (Revelation 20:7-9). This shows that a man can be justified and even sanctified yet subsequently lost.

"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works therein shall be burned up . . . Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for renewed heavens and a renewed earth wherein righteousness dwells." This will be the regeneration of heaven and earth by its baptism with the Holy Ghost, its supernatural Fire annihilating evil spirits, germs, disease and anything that is not Word and uniting heaven and earth with God's own Life (II Peter 3:10, 13; Matthew 3:11-12). The oceans will explode, sending flames thousands of miles into space and fresh lava will overflow earth's surface, dissolving everything for miles below the surface the crust leaving no trace of her former history.

Like God's earth, "You must be born-again".

John 14:1-6, "Let not your heart be troubled: I know I have a bad name with people saying this, that, and the other but as you have believed in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's Kingdom are many dwelling places. If this were not so, I would have told you. For I am going away to prepare a dwelling place for you, a glorified Body." (Gk.) 'Hetoimazo' means to make ready, prepare: make the necessary preparations and get everything ready; it is drawn from the oriental custom of sending servants ahead of kings on their journeys to level and make the roads passable. As a voice in the wilderness (of unbelief) John the Baptist foreran Jesus to figuratively "make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley must be lifted up, every mountain and hill cut down, the crooked turns straightened, and the rough places made smooth. The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: THUS SAITH THE LORD" (Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1).

Joseph represented Pharaoh and men ran before his chariot crying, "Bow the knee, Joseph is coming" (Genesis 41:39-45). Likewise Jesus Christ represents God and throughout the Church Ages His angels, Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham ran before Him to prepare the minds of men to give Messiah a fit reception and "bow the knee" to secure His blessings by the baptism of the Holy Spirit for their Age. Brother Branham was commissioned in an audible Voice: "As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming." Yet Jesus prophesied, "God will surely vindicate His elect who cry to Him day and night. He will speedily procure them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will He find the faith on earth" (Luke 18:7-8).

Once we are born-again our soul is one with God, but our old mortal body and spirit must die and be replaced by our glorified mansion from that city of gold. "And when all things are ready, I will come again, and take you to Myself so that where I am, you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going . . . I am the way . . . no man comes to the Father, but by their KINSMAN Redeemer".

Jesus has "gone away to prepare a dwelling place for you, a glorified Body" by interceding for the ignorance of the Church Age saints and providing a way whereby we can overcome trials and temptations, giving Him glory. "God brings tensions into the church, "For every son that cometh to God must be tried, and proven, and tested." He lets sickness strike you. He lets diseases come on you to test you and to prove you, to show the world that you're truly the seed of Abraham. He permits it by His own will. He permits disasters; He permits friends to turn against you. He permits all these things, and turns the Devil loose to tempt you, and he'll do all but take your life. He could throw you on a bed of affliction; he could turn your neighbors against you; he could turn the church against you; he can do most anything, and it's God's will for him to do it. We are taught that it is more precious than gold to us" (William Branham, Possessing the Enemy's Gates, #11:6R, p. 7:32).

The Prophet said, "There is no doubt but what the following words of Paul applied to the mass of Christians wherever they were in the world and in every age. Hebrews 10:32-38, "But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him".

"The mere association of kindhearted people with the true believer might well bring death in return for their kindness."

"Now the Lord God Almighty says, "I KNOW." There He is walking in the midst of His people. There He is, the Chief Shepherd of the flock. But does He hold back the persecution? Does He stem the tribulation? No, He does not. He simply says, "I KNOW your tribulation—I am not at all unmindful of your suffering." What a stumbling block this is to so many people. Like Israel they wonder if God really loves them. How can God be just and loving if He stands by and watches His people suffer"?

"That is what they asked in Malachi 1:1-3, "The burden of the Word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet we say, Wherein hast Thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? says the Lord: yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness".

"You see, they could not figure out God's love. They thought that love meant no suffering. They thought that love meant a baby with parental care. But God said that His love was "elective" love. The proof of His love is ELECTION—that no matter what happened, His love was proven truly by the fact they were chosen unto salvation (because God hath chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth). He may commit you to death as He did Paul. He may commit you to suffering as He did Job. That is His prerogative. He is sovereign. But it is all with a purpose. If He did not have a purpose, then He would be the author of frustration and not of peace. His purpose is that after we have suffered awhile we would be made perfect, be established, strengthened and settled. As Job said, "He puts strength in us" (Job 23:6b). You see He, Himself, suffered. He learned obedience by the things that He suffered. He was actually made perfect by the things that He suffered."

"Hebrews 5:8-9, "Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered; And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him".

"In plain language, the very character of Jesus was perfected by suffering. And according to Paul He has left His church a measure of suffering that they, too, by their faith in God while suffering for Him, would come to a place of perfection. Why did He want this"?

"James 1:2-4, "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing".

"Why does He stand by? The reason is in Romans 8:17-18, "And if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us".

"Unless we suffer with Him we cannot reign with Him. You have to suffer to reign. The reason for this is that character simply is never made without suffering. Character is a VICTORY, not a gift. A man without character can't reign because power apart from character is satanic. But power with character is fit to rule. And since He wants us to share even His throne on the same basis that He overcame and is set down in His Father's throne, then we have to overcome to sit with Him. And the little temporary suffering we go through 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 into His kingdom through much tribulation."

"Think it not strange concerning the fiery trials that are to try you." That is what Peter said. Is it strange that God wants us to develop a Christ-like character that comes through suffering? No sir. And we all have trials. We are all tried and chastened as sons. Not one but goes through that. The church that is not suffering, and is not being tried, hasn't got it—it isn't of God".

Hebrews 12:6, "For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 115:2 – 117:2).

David "found favour before God, and desired to find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. [God disallowed him as he had shed much blood]. But Solomon built him a house. However the most High dwells not in temples made with hands" (Acts 7:46-50). Isaiah 66:1-2: "Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: where is the house that you could build for me? And where is My place of rest? For My hand made all those things, thus all these things came into being, declares the Lord. But to this One will I look, to Him that is humble and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My Word." God's true Temple was built in that Man, and is being extended in men and women like Him. When the Head of the Corner was set at naught He pointed His disciples to the Temple in Jerusalem and said, "There will not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down" (Matthew 24:2). Then pointing to Himself He challenged the Jews and said, "Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up".

Paul distinguished "Jerusalem which is above and is free, which is the mother of us all [born by the promise of God's spoken Word for their day whether Judean or Gentile]" from "Jerusalem which now is and with her children born after the flesh, is in bondage" [under the curse of the Law of sin and death] (Galatians 4:25-31).

Paul explained how the Blood of Christ brought peace between God and us Gentiles who "were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and excluded from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world . . . [and] has made both [Judean or Gentile] one, breaking down the dividing wall of hostility [which was the Law of commandments with its regulations that divided Jew from Gentile—and both from God]. He abolished the Law in His flesh ["and the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom; the earth shook and the rocks split"] that He might create in Himself one new man in place of two, so making peace" (Ephesians 2:12-20; Matthew 5:18; 27:50-51).

Paul addressed the Hebrews citing the exemplary lives of certain Old Testament saints: "All these, though well-attested by their faith did not receive the promised blessing of Abraham, since God had foreseen something better for us, that without us they should not be made perfect" (Hebrews 11:39-40). They were potentially redeemed under the blood of bulls and goats but they could not be resurrected and glorified until the Redeemer died for His Bride. So the last Adam had to surrender His Life to redeem His Wife as the first Adam had to lay down his life in order to redeem Eve.

We are now at the end of the Gentile dispensation, however the Church Age saints cannot be resurrected and glorified until the last member of Christ's end-time Bride is restored to the apostolic faith, and has received the blessing of Abraham by recognizing their place in the Capstone, having the Token on display, and "in speaking conditions" for the 'third pull'.

"Since we [New Testament saints] are surrounded with such a great cloud of witnesses [as the Old Testament saints], let us also lay aside every weight, and the sin that ensnares us so easily, and run with patience the course mapped out before us . . . [You have not come to Mount Sinai] but to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, and to the festal gathering and assembly of the whole church of the firstborn which are written in heaven, to God who is Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect"  (Hebrews 12:1, 18, 22-23; Romans 8:28-33).

Christ fulfilled and magnified the Law which was given after the Promise and because of sin, restricting God's Covenant of promise to the physical seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and excluding the majority of Adam's race by supplanting grace with works. He also changed God's only provided place of worship from "Jerusalem that now is" to grace for every son of Adam wherever he happens to be so long as he recognizes his day and becomes a written epistle of its Message, which is "the present truth"—what Jesus is doing now. His second or parousia Coming will herald our full adoption, the millennium, general resurrection and the White Throne Judgment. "When all things are subdued unto Him, the Son will Himself be subject to Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all" (I Corinthians 15:28), then He will "make all things new"—heaven will descend to earth and earth will become heaven.

By "nailing the Law to His cross" Jesus Messiah took away the "middle wall of separation" between Israelites and Gentiles (Colossians 2:14); this wrought the consummation of Old Jerusalem and religious headquarters on earth. Vatican City, Canterbury, Mecca, Temple Mount, etc. have no part in God's plans which call for a heavenly Jerusalem, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens; a city with no temple "for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it" and Christ's Bride are its pillars, for God lives in us and is worshipped within each (I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 9:11; 12:22; Revelation 3:12; 21:3, 22). This will be the consummation of New Jerusalem as "the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them".

Revelation 3:12, "I will make the overcomer a pillar in the Temple of My God so he will be secure and leave it nevermore. And I will write on him the Name of My God and the Name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem which comes down from heaven from My God, and My new Name".

Acts 15:14-18, "Simon Peter has declared [in verses 7-9 (Matthew 16:19)] how long ago [in about AD41 (Acts 10:9-17)] God concerned Himself with visiting the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His [compound redemptive] Name [Lord Jesus Christ]. Peter's statement is supported by the Words of the Prophets (Isaiah 11:10-11; 54:1-5; 56:3; Hosea 1:10; Amos 9:10-11; Zechariah 9:10; Malachi 1:11) as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the House of David, which is fallen; and I will rebuild its ruins and restore it [under David's greater Son]: that the residue of men might seek after the Lord, even all the Gentiles, who are called by My Name, says the Lord, who reveals His plans foreknown from the beginning of the world and is now bringing them to pass" (Deuteronomy 29:29).

According to Genesis 9:27 the Lord God prophesied that under the new economy His purpose would be that "the heathen" or "Gentiles" should be "called by His Name" [i.e. Christians]. Thus the Bride is a people called out from the Gentiles for His Name. Revelation 2:17, "He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches [true and false]. To him that overcomes I will give to eat of the hidden manna [the revelation of the Word for the hour (II Peter 1:12)], and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a New Name written, which no man knows but he who receives it." The white stone is his witness or revelation that he is married and the new Name is that of his heavenly Bridegroom, for the two are now one (I Corinthians 6:17).

"And the One who sat on the throne (I Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 4:9; 20:11) said, Write: for these Words are faithful and true. And He said to me, "It is done" [or "These Words are fulfilled" as Brother Branham says in Revelation 16:17]. I am the Alpha and the Omega (I John 5:20; Revelation 1:8; 22:13), the beginning and the end." God has vindicated all of His promises concerning redemption; the former things have departed and His promised sinless renewed and eternal world is at hand.

The overcomer will inherit the fulfillment of all of God's promises and there will be no further longing as the substance of his inheritance as expressed in the words, "and I will be his God, and he shall be My Son".

I John 3:2, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is." The antithesis is the "lost" of Revelation 21:8 "who will have their time in the Lake of Fire, which is the second death". nl838.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.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

The Key of the House of David

The Key of the House of David

Bible Believers' Newsletter 837

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660

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.

We have two main articles this week. "The 'Squeeze' is coming upon the Bride" describes the work of the 'hidden hand' and elements within the circle of this Message to bring the 'squeeze' to you and me. Now you must study the links to this article because the enemy of God and man has invested a great deal of effort and money to condemn, ridicule and refute the Prophet and God's Message. Your responsibility to yourself and your duty to God demand that "make your calling and election sure" so that you know that you know that you know that your rest on a clear understanding of God's written Word, not on Brother Branham, your pastor, me or any other man. You can be technically correct yet without faith you will be rejected. Your only opportunity is in this life. Do not waste time but secure the prize of eternal Life.

"The Key of the House of David" is a study on the first resurrection, general resurrection, the millennium, and the White Throne Judgment. This too deserves prayer and careful attention. There are also some important news items and some excellent videos.

We experienced difficulties in sending out Newsletter 836 so we will re-send it with this issue. Should you not receive it, please visit the above link.

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

Who needs the United States? Not Russia and China

May 21, 2014 — Russia and China have just signed what is being called "the gas deal of the century", and the two countries are discussing moving away from the US dollar and using their own currencies to trade with one another. This has huge implications for the future of the US economy, but the mainstream media in the United States is being strangely quiet about all of this . . . Is it any wonder why the mainstream media is dying? If a particular story does not fit their agenda, they will simply ignore it. But the truth is that this new agreement between Russia and China is huge. It could end up fundamentally changing the global financial system, and not in a way that would be beneficial for the United States.

Russia and China had been negotiating this natural gas deal for ten years, and now it is finally done. Russia is the largest exporter of natural gas on the entire planet, and China is poised to become the world's largest economy in just a few years. This new $400 billion agreement means that these two superpowers could potentially enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship for the next 30 years . . . The divide between the East and the West is growing. But the Obama administration has not figured out that we need the East more than they need us.

Right now, the number one US export is US dollars. Our massively inflated standard of living is very heavily dependent on the rest of the world using our currency to trade with one another and lending it to us at super low interest rates. If the rest of the world quits playing our game, our debt-based financial system will quickly fall apart.
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Cracking the "Conspiracy Theories'" Psycholinguistic Code: the Witch Hunt against Independent Research and Analysis

May 21, 2014 — A new crusade appears to be underway to target independent research and analysis available via alternative news media. This March saw the release of "cognitive infiltration" advocate Cass Sunstein's new book, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas. In April, the confirmed federal intelligence-gathering arm, Southern Poverty Law Center, released a new report, "Agenda 21: The UN, Sustainability, and Right Wing Conspiracy Theory." Most recently, Newsweek magazine carried a cover story, titled, "The Plots to Destroy America: Conspiracy Theories Are a Clear and Present Danger."

As its discourse suggests, this propaganda campaign is using the now familiar "conspiracy theory" label, as outlined in Central Intelligence Agency Document 1035-960, the 1967 memo laying out a strategy for CIA "media assets" to counter criticism of the Warren Commission and attack independent investigators of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. At that time the targets included attorney Mark Lane and New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who were routinely defamed and lampooned in major US news outlets.

Declassified government documents have proven Lane and Garrison's allegations of CIA-involvement in the assassination largely accurate. Nevertheless, the prospect of being subject to the conspiracy theorist smear remains a potent weapon for intimidating authors, journalists, and scholars from interrogating complex events, policies, and other potentially controversial subject matter.

As the title of Newsweek's feature story indicates, a primary element of contemporary propaganda campaigns using the conspiracy theory/ist label is to suggest that citizens' distrust of government imperatives and activities tends toward violent action. The "conspiracy theorist" term is intentionally conflated with "conspiracist," thus linking the two in the mass mind. Images of Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh, and Osama bin Laden are subtly invoked when the magic terms are referenced. In reality, it is typically Western governments using their police or military who prove the foremost purveyors of violence and the threat of violence—both domestically and abroad.

In his Newsweek article, author and journalist Kurt Eichenwald selectively employs the assertions of the SPLC, Sunstein, and a handful of social scientists to postulate in Orwellian fashion that independent research and analysis of the United Nations' Agenda 21, the anti-educational thrust of "Common Core," the dangers of vaccine injury and water fluoridation, and September 11—all important policies and issues worthy of serious study and concern—are a "contagion" to the body politic.

In a functioning public, honest academics and journalists would uninhibitedly delve into these and similar problems–GMOs, state-sponsored terrorism, the dangers of non-ionizing radiation—particularly since such phenomena pose grave threats to both popular sovereignty and self determination. Such intellectuals would then provide important findings to foster vigorous public debate. . . Full story:

Too Classified to Publish: Bush Nuclear Piracy Exposed

George II

May 20, 2014 — We have a very solid confirmation on this. Back during the 1980s, Israel showed her inventory of Davy Crockett tactical nuclear warheads to one of our editors, who at the time was a senior NATO intelligence official. These early "micro-nukes" were taken out of US inventory in 1978 and "disappeared" . . . According to a retired FXX agent specializing in Israeli counter intel: The type of nuclear devices used on 9/11 were a modified version of the W-54 nuclear artillery shells that were covertly provided to the Israelis between 1988 and 1998 from US surplus stockpiles illegally exported during the Bush/Clinton era.

Chemical analysis done by DOE Sandi was able to identify the chemical/radiation footprint or fingerprint of the warheads based on samples taken after 911 of the fallout at ground zero. (Editor's note: Nuclear weapon use at ground zero is confirmed from multiple sources)

All plutonium based warheads have a chemical fingerprint that can identify the type of design and where the PU was made and how old it is. This was the 9/11 blackmail on Bush 1 and 2, the illegal transfer of surplus US nuclear weapons to the Israelis and why the continued cover up, along with the stolen gold and stock fraud that was going on Wall Street etc. According to file ENW57.pdf on page 66. (Editor's note: Document received and confirmed)

Only a 2 kiloton device was needed to drop the buildings. A 2 kiloton device will produce a fireball of apx 150 to 200 feet in diameter at over 4,000 degrees Centigrade. Just large enough to melt the I beams of the central core of the building and drop them in place. The light flash would last less than 1 second and primarily be in the UV light range. Overpressure would only be at 60PSI max and directed upwards with the blast. See underground effect.

Fallout would be minimal and located to within ground zero range only. Radiation would drop to acceptable levels within 72 hrs. after the blast. Most fall out was trapped in the cement dust thus causing all of the recent cancer deaths that we are now seeing in NYC amongst first responders. (Editor's note: Consistent with site data) . . .
Full story: Russia Today declares 9/11 was an Inside Job

Comment: Excellent film on 9/11: From Science to Space to Death Metal. The Jews also did Fukushima Sabotage with HAARP and Stuxnet Computer Virus which was made in Dimona Israel. Clinically insane Jewish US President Obama's Plan for World War III

The Globalization of Special Forces

May 20, 2014 — Special Forces have been designed to use military means to conduct unconventional warfare operations, mainly to cause riots and murder political opponents. Washington secretly used them in 78 countries, while denying the very existence of their missions, although their budget exceeds 10 billion dollars annually. The globalization of these forces should enable it to expand its invisible dictatorship . . . Special forces available to the Africa Command (AFRICOM) operate in Nigeria and many other African countries . . . special forces were deployed in Jordan and Turkey to train and lead armed groups for the "secret war" in Syria (as had been done in Libya).

Special Forces are increasingly used in Eastern Europe. Especially to train the neo-Nazis used during the coup in Kiev, as confirmed by photographic documentation that shows Ukrainian neo-Nazis from Uno-Unso trained in Estonia starting in 2006 . . . war will disappear more and more in the eyes of public opinion . . . So it is with the campaign by the White House for the release of abducted young Nigerian girls; while in Yemen, controlled by US special forces, thousands of girl children and young girls from Africa are reduced each year to the state of sex slaves for wealthy Yemenis and Saudis, allies of Washington. . . Full story:  Boko Haram

Chaos in Libya: How the US-NATO War Destabilized North Africa and Now Threatens Europe

May 17, 2014 — "Libya could be a base for Al-Qaeda for any operation to Italy, to Britain, to France, to Spain, to Morocco, to everywhere. Weapons are everywhere, ammunition is everywhere." What would happen if a terrorist attack did occur on European territory, especially when its economy is in decline? With austerity measures imposed on millions of working class people all across Europe, a terrorist attack by al-Qaeda or its affiliates would allow European governments to clamp down on anti-austerity protests in the name of fighting terror. It would be a convenient excuse to do so. Let's hope it does not go that far . . .

If the Libyan government were to lose control of the oilfields, it would disrupt the EU's oil supply and raise prices at the pump. The US and EU's decision to remove Muammar Gaddafi has created a terrorist haven in North Africa. However, Brussels is under Washington's orders, so NATO forces invaded Libya and imposed a new government even though European bureaucrats knew about the political and economic consequences it might have in the future . . . Now . . . former rebels and various terrorist groups from Syria and Iraq enter Libya . . . a dangerous scenario as terrorist organizations expand their operations to other areas of Africa and even possibly Europe.

Brussels obviously knew that there would be consequences of a "humanitarian intervention" in Libya when they collaborated with Washington. They knew how Europe would be affected in the foreseeable future, it was predictable. But they saw political and economic opportunities by removing Gaddafi from power. . . US and its European partners were also concerned with Gaddafi's plan to launch the gold dinar as a single African currency, a clear threat against the dollar and euro hegemony on the African continent . . . the people on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea will suffer at the expense of Western Imperialism and their reckless foreign policies. . . Full story:

Most Ukrainians are against Western Orientation

April 18, 2014 — Press TV has conducted an interview with James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst from Washington DC, to shed more light on the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine and its bearing on US-Russian relations with an approximate transcription of the interview. . . Full story:

Comment: Ukraine is Khazaria.

Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land: Pontiff's planned visit to grave of Zionism's founder branded ‘nauseating' by Palestinians

Francis I

May 20, 2014 — Pope Francis will navigate a diplomatic minefield when he starts a two-day visit to the Holy Land on Sunday. He has already been criticised by Palestinians and Israelis for some of his travel choices. Today, Palestinian activists were scathing about the Pope's plans to make the first visit by a pontiff to the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism . . . "Laying a wreath on the grave of the founder of Zionism, a patently racist ideology that has served to enable and justify the ethnic cleansing of most of the indigenous people of Palestine, is a nauseating, offensive act of complicity that Palestinian civil society cannot but condemn," Mr. Barghouti wrote in an emailed statement. He added that the gesture would "serve to whitewash Israel's occupation and apartheid". . . Full story:

Pope Francis goes Public with support of RFID Chip Implantation

May 18, 2014 — During the Pontiff's weekly general address, he spoke to the crowd about his view on the RFID technology, and assured his many followers that no spiritual harm can come from receiving an RFID implant.

"We have examined the scriptures thoroughly, and I can conclusively say that there's nothing to indicate that RFID Chips are Satanic in anyway. If anything, these devices are a blessing from God himself, bestowed upon humanity to solve many of the world's ills."

He went onto urge his devotees to be open-minded in this era where brilliant new technological advancements are being made every day. The Bishop of Rome explained to those in attendance his excitement over making RFID implantation a mandatory procedure for all employees and residents of the Vatican. . . Full story:

Comment: The mark of the beast today is not an RFID chip but Rome's trinity doctrine as it has been since the First Nicene Council in AD325.

Era of Chimeras: Scientists fearlessly create Bizarre Human/Animal Hybrids

May 19, 2014 — Scientists are creating cow/human hybrids, pig/human hybrids and even mouse/human hybrids . . . every single day in labs all over the western world, but most people have never even heard about it. So would you drink milk from a cow/human hybrid that produces milk that is almost identical to human breast milk? And how would you interact with a mouse that has a brain that is almost entirely human? These are the kinds of questions that we will have to start to address as a society as scientists create increasingly bizarre human/animal hybrids. Thanks to dramatic advances in genetic technology, we have gotten to the point where it is literally possible for college students to create new hybrid life forms in their basements. . . Full story:

The 'Squeeze' is coming upon the Bride

I John 2:18-19, "Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us".

Brother Branham said, "Notice the very day when this messenger, not when he starts on, but when he begins to declare his Message. See? The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying; Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed. There's no more higher order to reveal the Word than prophets. But the only way the prophet can be a-vindicated is by the Word. And remember 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? It is then, in that day when this thing is to take place that Jannes and Jambres, the impersonators, will appear again, just like they did when Moses appeared with the original Word to say it; they appear to impersonate it. Just exactly right. Now, you see what Matthew 24:24 is? See? Anointed ones" (The Anointed Ones at the End Time, p. 57:262).

II Timothy 4:3-4 foretold the Laodicean Church Age would end in apostasy "when nominal Christians would not tolerate wholesome instruction; and to satisfy their own desires gather teachers who will tickle their ears, and turning away from listening to the truth they would wander off to listen to fables".

II Timothy 3:2-9, "Men shall be lovers of self, avaricious, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, uncontrolled, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; retaining a form of godliness but strangers to its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who insinuate their way into households and captivate idle women laden with sins and swayed by various impulses, forever trying to learn and never able to reach a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses so do these men oppose the truth: men of corrupt minds and counterfeit faith; but they shall proceed no further: for their folly will be obvious to everyone, as theirs also was".

The Lord commanded Brother Branham not to present a naked explanation of his 'third pull' which was the opening of the Word and the revelation of the Seven Thunders for unlike the 'public show' of his first and second pulls, the third pull is a revelation in the little room that brings Christ's end-time Bride into the Capstone. The Prophet tried to explain his first and second pulls and in no time ministers not in the faith were impersonating the gifts of God and creating confusion.

The 'hidden hand' working under another name and in a different occupation deploys the Hegelian dialectic to bring diverse groups under their management into controlled conflict to produce their preplanned outcome. In Newsletter 752, "Debunking? The Seventh Angel and His Message" exposed the folly of several erroneous claims promoted by, and certain men in the circle of this Message who disobediently teach by the "letter" of the Message without first taking it back to the Absolute of God's unchanging Word from Genesis to Revelation as we are admonished to learn and understand what it means.

The remarkable industry of these critics of William Branham, the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 17:11 and Revelation 10:7 will supply the positive service of "get[ting] rid of all these here leaches and things a-hanging on, so I can get to the people and tell them what's the truth" (William Branham, Early Spiritual Experiences, #52-0713A) and stir men's hearts to "receive with all eagerness what they hear, then search the Scriptures daily whether those things were so . . . [and] diligently work to make their calling and election sure" (Acts 17:11; II Peter 1:10). On the negative side it will generate indignant uninformed gossip in religious circles among "scoffers, walking after their own lusts": magnified by the controlled media it will militate public opposition for politico-religious objectives as witnessed in the ongoing persecution of a billion Muslims that has already resulted in the deaths of perhaps two million innocent victims, and counting.

Jesus prophesied that the same misguided people who are behind the rapine and slaughter of Muslims (are themselves puppets of the 'hidden hand' and perpetrators of much 'terrorist' activity for which Islam is accused) and will invoke what the Prophet called the 'press' or the 'squeeze' to outlaw true Bible revelation and historical facts, ostracize and eventually martyr genuine believers. While the Lord will not suffer harm to one hair of the head of His saints, the blood of the foolish virgins and other classes of the "saved" and 144,000 elect Israelites will be upon the "children of Darkness" (Revelation 13:11-18).

I do not have the time to answer the apparent contradictions and manifold criticisms which are for a purpose and will "work together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose." Here is a small sample of some of the many misguided criticisms which manifest the folly of these "scoffers" and impersonators.

Response to George Smith
This was explained in point 4. The Cloud

Brother Branham, Tent Overture
This was explained in The Tent Vision

Just another Lie, lying about a Bridge and the Response to Voice of God Recordings
We have not sought an answer to this apparent contradiction, however it matters is NOT "what the tapes say," but what they mean. Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven".

Quick, stop the Tape
This is mockery and an insult to the intelligence of viewers.

Superstitious Mountain
This, too is mockery and I believe the revelation was explained in point 4. The Cloud

My Old Kentucky Home
This is enough to shake your conscience.

1977 are you Ready
More mockery. The Prophet said, "I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along with divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4). This is precisely what happened as the revelation of the Seven Seals began to open to a small number of saints in the mid-seventies. Forty years later it seems very few Brethren have the revelation of the Seals.

The Martian Prophecy
That was not a prophecy. However, travelling at the speed of light, it would take you four minutes to get to Mars from earth [depending on the traffic]. In time Mars can be anywhere from 35 million to 250 million miles away from earth depending upon where earth and Mars are in their orbits. The total journey of the Atlas V 541 spacecraft to Mars was 567 million kilometers (352 million miles) traveling at a relative velocity of 90,922kph (56,496mph). Launched on November 26, 2011 it landed the "Curiosity" Rover on August 6, 2012. At a cruise speed of 36,210 kph (22,500 mph) the journey took 253 days. I seem to recall some news articles claimed the Mars landing was a psyop; the Moon landing has been exposed as a hoax as prophesied by William Branham.

Our Fathers ate Manna in the Wilderness
In faulting Brother Branham these heretics denounce the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Israel's Messiah Jesus, to be a false Prophet by disputing John 6:49, "Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead." In support of this blasphemy they quote Numbers 14:13-20 wherein the Lord God agrees to pardon the people or nation of Israel and to allow the adults to raise up a new generation who will inherit the Land of Canaan, yet none of those sinners whose names have been smitten from the Book of Life would enter Canaan.

Furthermore these teachers deny the Words of the prophets: Moses in Numbers 14:21-45, David in Psalm 95:7-11, Ezekiel 20:15, Paul in Hebrews 3:5 – 4:9 and 6:4-8, and Jude in verse 5.

They have neglected to continue reading through Numbers 14:21-24, "But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord. Because all those men which have seen My glory, and My miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to My voice; surely they shall not see the land which I sware to their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked Me see it: but My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it."

And Numbers 14:28-34, "Say to them, As truly as I live, says the Lord, as you have spoken in My ears so will I do to you: your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against Me, doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, which you said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised. But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness. And your children will wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you shall know My breach of promise".

Consider this wicked and adulterous people who rejected Abraham's grace Covenant for the curse of the Law of sin and death, and who followed Dr. Balaam into a repetition of the original sin in the whoredom of Baal-Peor of whom the Levites smote twenty-four thousand.

Mixed Marriages
This is blasphemy: Deuteronomy 13:1-6, Psalm 105:15; Isaiah 8:20, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8, I Timothy 5:17-20 and Revelation 22:18-19 appear to carry no weight. Such enmity against the written Word of the Old and New Testaments which declare the original sin was miscegenation: Eve committed adultery with the Serpent, who was an upright man-like creature before God changed every bone in his body. Their offspring was the mamzer Cain who was not part of God's creation since He was not spoken Word and Life (John 6:63) but the hybrid of reasoning against faith, which is the mark of the beast. Cain was accursed of God as are his offspring who are not in the Book of Life which is the genealogy of the first Adam and irredeemable as Jesus Messiah is the KINSMAN Redeemer of Adam's race, not the last Cain.

Miscegenation between the descendants of Cain and Adam in the days of Noah so grieved the Lord that He destroyed life in the Great Flood (Genesis 6:1-7). The wife who accompanied Noah in the ark was not the mother of his three sons, but Naamah, a direct descendant of Cain. She seduced his son Ham and bore the mamzer Canaan, the continuation of Cain's race on this side of the Flood.

Jesus prophesied this sin would repeat in the days of His second or 'parousia' Coming (Matthew 24:37). Miscegenation between the offspring of Adam and Cain is genocide to Adam's race; this curse is celebrated worldwide by apostate clergy and vote-seeking politicians as 'multiculturalism'. God's law of reproduction states: "everything must bring forth of its own kind, whose seed is in itself" (Genesis 1:11). The literal translation of The Sixth Commandment from the Septuagint is "You will not mongrelize" (Exodus 20:13).

Contrary to this video, the colour of a man's skin has nothing whatever to do with the Serpent's seed such bigotry cannot be support by Scripture. The races of Sham, Ham and Japheth each embrace men of different colours.

The Ku Klux Klan was founded in Tennessee in the late 1860s by the southern Scottish Rite leadership under Albert Pike and US Rothschild representative August Belmont. It drew its membership from the pre-Civil War Knights of the Golden Circle. Judah P. Benjamin's early role in sponsoring, and protecting both the Knights of the Golden Circle and the Ku Klux Klan offers a crucial insight into the B'nai B'rith and the ADL's later role in fostering the revival of the KKK in the post-World War II period.

Judah Benjamin escaped to England following the defeat of the Confederate secessionist plot. He never abandoned the City of London's commitment to subvert and destroy the Republic, "I have always looked with the utmost dread and distrust on the experiment of emancipation so suddenly enforced on the South by the event of the war. God knows how it will all end!"; "the South is kept crushed under Negro rule"; "I can never consent to go to New Orleans and break my heart witnessing the rule of Negroes and carpetbaggers"; and "nothing is so abhorrent to me as Radicalism which seeks to elevate the populace into the governing class."

Galatians 6:7, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap." God is not author of the confusion and discord sown by these people who have ridiculed His vindicated prophet and have yet to introduce their "more excellent" prophet.

The Key of the House of David

Isaiah 22:22, "The key of the House of David will I lay upon His shoulder; so He shall open, and none shall shut; and He shall shut, and none shall open."

The power over the house is essentially a power of the keys, for the key opens the entrance to the house (or Kingdom), to the apartments and all that is in them. He alone who has the key has the highest power and "the government or burden of responsibility is upon his shoulder" (Isaiah 9:6-7; Revelation 3:7). Christ has this power of the keys in unrestricted measure which His ministers exercise only in virtue of the commission they have from Him. The authority of a father and that of a ruler have a common root in love, for a kingdom is an extension of family.

Papal keysIn Matthew 16:13-19 Jesus gave Peter the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, which verse 18 reveals consist of faith from Above—"the mind of Christ" or a clear revelation of the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now. Thus on the Day of Pentecost Peter unlocked the Kingdom of heaven to elect Israelites who were baptized with the Holy Spirit or new birth through the faith he espoused, followed by water baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:1-41; Luke 17:21). And the Kingdom grew as they turned the keys to admit other elect Israelites into the faith of Jesus Christ, or exclude those who reject the Holy Spirit and faith's invitation.

In about AD37 Philip preached Christ and baptized in Samaria but the Samaritans were not born-again until Peter came and turned the Key. Then in about AD41 Peter received the vision to preach to the congregation in the house of Cornelius (Acts 10); this unlocked the Kingdom to us Gentiles. From that day every Christian Israelite, Samaritan or Gentile possesses "the keys of the Kingdom of heaven and whatsoever he binds or looses on earth shall be bound or loosed in heaven, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against his faith." John 20:21-23, Jesus said to His disciples, "Peace be unto you: as My Father has sent Me [with the Word of reconciliation (II Corinthians 5:17-21)], I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, [as an earnest of what would take place on the day of Pentecost (Luke 24:49)] and said, "Receive the Holy Ghost. If you remit the sins of any they are remitted; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained".

"The key of David signifies that it is Jesus who will bring in the millennium. He who has the keys to death and hell will raise up His own that they may share in His reign of righteousness upon the earth" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 296:4). Today we will consider what Jesus has revealed concerning resurrections and judgment, bearing in mind that throughout the Book of Revelation John represent's Christ's end-time Bride, so wherever he mentions himself you should insert your name.

After I was shown the slaughter of Armageddon that results in the consummation of life and the destruction of Satan's representatives, the beast and the false prophet (Daniel 7:11), to whom he had given his power, throne, and authority, "I . . . [insert your name] . . . saw an Angel descending out of the heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in His hand. And He laid hold on the Dragon, the old Serpent, who is the Devil [Slanderer], and Satan [the Adversary], and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and shut and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be finished: after that he must be loosed a little time" (Isaiah 24:21-22; Daniel 7:12; Revelation 20:1-3).

This Angel is the resurrected Jesus Messiah who was dead and is alive with the keys of Hades and of death (Revelation 1:18). The consummation of life will rob Satan of the power of the keys which he had previously been permitted to employ in loosing plagues upon the earth (Revelation 9:1-21) because his subjects will all be in the grave and he and his demons will be impotent against the glorified persons of the saints in Christ's millennial Kingdom. The abyss forms the pit or deepest region of the realm of the dead and is contiguous to Gehenna, the Lake of Fire which is not ready for receiving its guests other than the beast and the false prophet until after the White Throne Judgment.

Satan is not "bound for a thousand years" with an iron chain but by the consummation of life on earth since Armageddon seals "the rest of the dead" or non-elect in the grave so that "he can deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be finished." The thousand years represents one complete day of God which because of sin and death no man has yet fulfilled (Psalm 90:4; II Peter 3:8). The millennium will be the antitype of the seventh day on which God rested after six days of work speaking His creative Word to prepare earth for man's habitation. On the seventh day He watched as His Word brought forth Adam and the creatures He has spoken, while for the elect of Adam's race the millennium will be our rest following six days labouring against sin. It will be the 'honeymoon' of Christ and His Bride with the Old Testament saints, the friends of the Bridegroom in this purified earth where we will build houses and inhabit them, plant and eat the fruit of our industry. There will be no crying, no anger or wars, and no sickness, old age or death. "The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the bullock, and dust shall be the Serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, says the Lord".

Armageddon will follow the fulfillment of the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel. In the second half of the seventieth week the elect Israelites will recognize Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to them and the nation will be born again in one day, all 144,000 of them (Daniel 9:24; Isaiah 66:8), and God will "bring in everlasting righteousness" for the consummation of life will bind Satan in the bottomless pit—so called because it has no foundation in the Word—and unrighteousness will be done away for a thousand years (II Thessalonians 2:10-12). Whereas Satan will be sealed for a thousand years, Christ was not sealed for a minute; while His body was entombed He entered His theophany and preached to the souls in prison where He vindicated the Old Testament prophets and saints and condemned those who had rejected their Messages (I Peter 3:18-20; II Peter 2:4-9). After thirty-six hours or so He reentered and glorified His body and ascended to cleanse the heavenly Temple of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints which the blood of bulls and goats could not remit. He then descended and raised the elect captive of eternal Life in glorified bodies. Can you say "Amen"? When the enemy is sealed up in the bottomless pit and the glorified saints return for the millennium "earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14).

The premillennial binding of Satan and his followers, personified as Death and Hades is the preliminary condition for the millennial Kingdom (Revelation 6:8). People who deny the demonic nature of sin, believing like evolution it derives from the sensual or material nature of man, are confounded by this Scripture and by the general resurrection wherein all the non-elect of Adam's race will be restored to the bodies in which they sinned, once again loosing and empowering Satan to deceive and deploy his subjects to evil intent.

Revelation 20:4, "And . . . [insert your name] . . . saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was given (Daniel 7:22; Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; Revelation 4:4; 11:16). I also saw the souls of them that had been beheaded on account of their testimony of Jesus, and on account of the Word of God, and who had not worshipped the beast or his image, or received his mark on their foreheads or their hands; and they came to life again and reigned with Christ a thousand years".

These are the members of Christ's Bride of all ages "standing before the judgment [(Gk.) 'bema' or award] seat of Christ. For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of Himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way" (Romans 14:10-14)

II Corinthians 5:8-10, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to what he has done, whether it be good or bad".

"These saints who will judge the world . . . will not come into condemnation; but have passed from death unto Life . . . We know that we have passed from death unto Life, because we love the brethren. He that does not love his brother abides in death. Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal Life abiding in him" (I Corinthians 2:6; John 5:24; I John 3:14-15).

Decapitation, literally "smitten with an axe," was a Roman punishment, although crucifixion, casting to beasts, and burning, were the more common modes of execution. (Jewry revived pagan Imperial Rome's mode of capital punishment with the guillotine in revolutionary France). On account of their testimony of Jesus and on account of the Word of God these who had not worshipped the beast or his image, or received his mark on their foreheads or their hands came out of the great tribulation that commenced in the Ephesian Church Age when Titus invested Judea and will continue until the close of the Gentile dispensation when it will fall upon genuine Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Matthew 24:15-28; Revelation 7:9-17; 13:15-18). This is a largely Jewish persecution against Gentiles. Oh, what about Rome's inquisitions and bloody assizes? Yes indeed, but the Catholic church like Jesuitism and communism is a Jewish device (Revelation 2:9; 3:9). Working under another name and in a different occupation they are presently killing nominal Christians and other perceived enemies in their thousands in unnecessary wars against perceived enemies such as Islam, threats to commodity prices (in particular oil and narcotics which support the US dollar and their Babylonian fractional reserve system of usury), and for the realization of Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. Chief Rabbi of the United States Stephen S. Wise said, "Some call it Marxism—I call it Judaism".

"The mark of the beast" has been since Lucifer incarnate the Serpent in the Garden of Eden by adding the word "not" to God's commandment to assure Eve "You shall not surely die" (Genesis 3:4). The mark of the beast is wisdom or human reasoning against faith; the trinity is the mark of the beast held by most so-called Christians (Revelation 22:18-19).

In Philippians 3:11 Paul says, "If by any means I might attain unto the out-resurrection from among the dead," for which he strove with all his might as a prize to be gained. He expressly informs us "That as in the first Adam all die, even so in the last Adam shall all be made alive. [Not together all at once] but every man in order of his own dispensation: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at His [parousia] Coming . . . [and finally] when he shall have . . . put all enemies under his feet [the "saved" non-elect will be granted into eternal Life (Matthew 25:31-33)] . . . The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death" (I Corinthians 15:22-26). It should be noted from the Greek that whenever the resurrection of Christ or His people is spoken of in Scripture it is "a resurrection from [among] the dead"; and whenever the general resurrection is spoken of, it is "the resurrection of the dead." This distinction is too frequently omitted from our English translations, but in the Greek it is always coupled with the preposition "out of" while references to the general resurrection are without the preposition. In Romans 8:11, "The Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead," and in John 12:9, Lazarus was "raised from the dead."

In Jesus' reply to the Sadducees He distinguished between the general resurrection of the dead, and the resurrection to which some should be accounted worthy to attain. "The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection" (Luke 20:27-38). It follows that if those who are Christ's are to be raised from the dead at His Coming, and if He comes previous to the destruction of Antichrist and to the millennium that this first resurrection must be at least a thousand years before the general resurrection.

Revelation 20:5-6, "The rest of the dead did not come to life till the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years".

There will be about fifty-two days from the close of the Gentile dispensation at the sound of the Seventh Trumpet and manifestation of the Sixth Seal to the body change and translation of Christ's end-time Bride, and no more than fifty-days from the beginning of the resurrection until we are caught up to meet the Lord in the air. The natural types the spiritual: as Israel's Trumpets signify natural warfare our Seals denote spiritual warfare (Matthew 24:6). The Seventh Trumpet will coincide with earthquakes that will sink Los Angeles and divide the Mount of Olives, demolishing the Dome of the Rock and igniting the 'hot stage' of the present World War III with the invasion of Israel described in Zechariah 14:1-5.

Hebrews 12:26-28, "Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. [This unprecedented upset of nature will] signify the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are [man] made, that those things which cannot be shaken [i.e. the Kingdom of heaven which is in you by faith] may remain." The Prophet said, "When you go to get messing in politics, you get them all messed up, like we got it now, look out, war is at hand" (An Exposition of the Seven Seals, p. 136:3).

This is one more war both Israel and the United States will lose. Each nation will be invaded and occupied and Israel will never again be a military power. At no previous time in her history was the United States despised by the peoples of the world as she is today. Spiritually she is accursed of God, having rejected her last opportunity for national repentance in 1956/7; she has long been in a state of moral collapse, governed as she is by corrupt aliens at enmity with the nation and its people, and invaded by legal and illegal inassimilable immigrants; her productive economy is domiciled in the lands of her enemies to whom she is hopelessly indebted, her infrastructure is worn out and failing; her one asset is a powerful military that has been blooded on the invasion and murder of the citizens of defenseless developing nations.

Gog & Magog in the City of London"We shall be priests of God [the fruits of our lips, giving praise to His Name] and of Christ [to whom we will minister as Husband of our soul] and reign with Him a thousand years." Revelation 20:7-10, "When the thousand years are fulfilled, Satan will be loosed from his prison, and come out to mislead the nations which are in the four corners of the earth (Genesis 10:18), Gog and Magog [physical and spiritual Serpent's seed not on the Book of Life], to gather them together for battle: their number is as the sand of the sea. And they marched up over the breadth of the earth and encompassed the camp of the saints and the beloved city: and fire came down from heaven and consumed them. And the Devil who had deceived them was flung into the Lake of Fire and sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever. [Above: Gog and Magog of the City of London].

I John 5:10-12, "He who believes in the Son of God has the witness [of the Holy Spirit] in himself [by revelation]: he who does not believe God has made Him a liar; because he has not believed in the testimony God has given regarding His Son. And the testimony is that God has granted us eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son. He who has the Son has that Life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have eternal Life".

Satan is the author of death. Death puts you in the grave, and as a sinner or unbeliever you go to hell. Death, hell and the grave is Satan's trinity that had held men captive until God manifest in Jesus Christ who is Life. Death put Him in the grave, but rising He conquered Satan's trinity of death, hell and the grave, loosed the saints from the chains of death and raised them captives of eternal Life in glorified bodies. "I am He that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death".

The One Person of God made in the likeness of men conquered every enemy. God alone had power to restore life, and Jesus Messiah was that Immanuel. God manifest in the flesh declared, "All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Therefore I send you as My witnesses to all nations" (I Timothy 3:16; Matthew 28:18-20).

Satan's power of death has been conquered; his only power is the authority you yield IF you listen to his deceit. Death in the non-elect and Life in the resurrected glorified saints is the chain that will bind Satan a thousand years. In the general resurrection life will again overcome death, loosing Satan and his lost souls who were helpless so long as there was no body in which to manifest—now that can be your body IF you yield to his suggestions. You can quit smoking cigarettes or whatever it may be if you say "No" to Satan and resolve to hold to God's unchanging hand. Death is conquered; Satan only has the power you yield to him over your mind and body.

Only the beast and the false prophet are judged at the end of the great tribulation (Revelation 19:20; 20:10). After the millennium "the rest of the dead" will be raised to be judged in the bodies wherein they had lived. Revelation 20:7-10 is a parenthesis; Satan's final attack upon Jesus Christ and the saints cannot take place until after the White Throne Judgment when he and his subjects surround the camp of those granted into eternal Life and the beloved City, which is Christ's Bride and the elect of all ages; "then Fire comes down from God out of heaven, and devours them. And the Devil that deceived them is cast into the Lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever".

Revelation 20:11-15, "And I saw a Great White Throne, and One seated upon it (John 5:22-23), from whose Presence the earth and the heaven fled; and place was not found for them (Matthew 24:35-36; Revelation 21:1-27). And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne; and books [of the sinners] were opened (Daniel 7:10; John 5:28-29). Another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged [by the Bride (I Corinthians 6:1-8) out of the things written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead in it; Death and Hades gave up the dead in them, and each was judged according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death—the Lake of Fire. And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life he was cast into the Lake of Fire".

The first death is that of your mortal spirit and body, the second death is the annihilation of your soul which is your being, the person named in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:14; 21:8). Ezekiel 18:4, 20-23 state, "The soul that sins shall surely die . . . But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed and keep all My statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he has committed shall not be remembered against him: because of his righteousness that he has done he shall live. Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God: rather than that he should turn from his ways, and live"?

Certain brethren mistakenly believe the Talmudic doctrine that "every Jew, whether righteous or wicked, possesses two souls. . . The second, uniquely Jewish, soul is truly a part of G-d above." Also see Newsletters 120 and 438. An element in the circle of this Message has been persuaded that elect Christians possess two souls (but not at the same time). Such teachings "make the commandments of God of none effect to those who follow them" (Matthew 15:3, 6-9). One difficulty with this Pharisaism is that "the second death" follows the millennium, general resurrection and White Throne Judgment, and is the consummation of life in the Lake of Fire, so that this Talmudic hypothesis is impossible.

The physical Serpent's seed were never on the Book of Life and are irredeemable so they cannot appeal at the White Throne and will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Brother Branham adds, "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 come to 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. 274:2; Romans 11:32). Such spiritual Serpent's seed are like Esau and Judas Iscariot whose names once were on the Book of Life but rejected the Holy Spirit and will have to be judged even though they are lost (Hebrews 6:4-8). The various groups of the "saved" whose names have remained in the Book of Life must also be judged and these will be granted in to eternal Life. I believe these are those represented as the army or "camp of the saints" fortifying "the beloved City"—Christ's Bride and the elect of all ages. The names of the "saved" remained sanctified and in the Book of Life justified by grace through faith but judged according to their works or the fruitfulness of their lives. These include:

Live-born children who die before the age of accountability (Matthew 18:10).
The foolish virgin—God-loving people trying to abide in the Word according to what they know of it, and being a help in the work of the Lord (Matthew 25:1-13; John 15:4, 6-7).
Those who have been good and kind and just to the elect of God (Matthew 25:14-23; 34-40).
Non-elect Israelites martyred under the Fifth Seal for the Commandments of God (Revelation 6:9-11).
Men martyred through the ages for refusing on principle to serve the beast or take its mark, and multitudes that never heard the Word of God but lived in accord with nature and the morality of their community (Romans 1:17-20).

Death and Hell—mortality personified in antithesis to Christ's immortality, Satan and all whose names are not written in the Book of Life will have their time of torment in the Lake of Fire which is not altogether natural fire and sulphur but the Holy Spirit and Fire that annihilated the nature of Satan on your soul and will purge and renew the heavens and earth (Matthew 3:11-12). Gehenna will be on this earth when the heavens and earth receive are renewed by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and Fire. II Peter 3:10, "the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." All natural life, insects, even microbes will be destroyed when the rivers and oceans explode, sending flames thousands of miles into space.

Revelation 21:1, "the first heaven and first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." This will change the whole surface of the entire earth. She'll burst and blow to pieces. All the outside, the crust and for hundreds of feet below it, it'll just simply be completely demolished. The atmospheres, the gases that's in the earth now, where they're finding these missiles that can't get through it—a great sphere up in there (way up in some kind of a sphere) that—there's all kinds of gases, they say, and that'll burst. [The Van Allen Belt]? The holy wrath of God will come upon it, and will cleanse it, will change the entire surface" (The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride, p. 23:173).

When we return to the renewed earth "the tabernacle of God will be with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God" (Revelation 21:3). There can be no more sin, no more sorrow on that new ground, because it is redeemed. It belongs to Him and for those He has redeemed out of it.

We must have the keys to the Kingdom in order to turn the keys of Hell and of Death and attain to the "out-resurrection from [among] the dead." This we can do if "we diligently work to make our calling and election sure . . . by studying to show ourselves approved of God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly discerning the Word of Truth . . . and be established in the present Truth" (II Peter 1:10-12; II Timothy 2:15). Then Jesus when brings in the Millennium we will return with Him and step out on the atomic ashes of the wicked for a thousand years of peace. nl837.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.

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