Bible Believers' Newsletter 865
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased that we can meet for fellowship in the "present Truth" of God's unchanging Word. Your brother-in-Christ
Ecclesiastes 7:26-29, "I found more bitter than death the woman, who is snares and nets at heart, and whose hands are like chains: he who pleases God will escape her; but the sinner will be ensnared by her. Behold, this is what have I found, says the preacher, step by step I searched for the conclusion. What my heart sought continually, I did not find: one man among a thousand I have found; but a woman among all these I have not found. Only this have I found, that God made man straightforward; but they have sought out many means to follow their own downward path." As the Prophet said, "the woman is made so she can deceive and be deceived." He also said, "A good woman is a jewel in a man's crown. She should be honored. One of the best things that God could give a man was a wife. Besides salvation, a wife is the best thing if she is a good wife".
Our main article this week begins a timely and fresh look at our series on the Book of Zechariah. The Lord willing, this will be followed by studies of other prophets of the Old Testament who foretold events scheduled to be fulfilled in the next thirty-one months. Our objective is to co-ordinate complementary prophecies of Scripture with the Message of the hour and real time. Our study will commence with the first and second of Zechariah's apocalypse of eightwe have ninesuccessive uninterrupted visions and then proceed through the remainder of his Book.
This week's news items are as usual illustrative of what William Branham and John the revelator called "things that are to be," or "Things which must be hereafter [the seven Church Ages of PART-Word and Christ's mediation]" (Revelation 1:19; 4:1). Such prophesies are guide stones the Lord has provided to enable us to recognize our day and its Message and establish our position in the "present Truth" and then rest without fear or favour.
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.
Grandmaster Putin's Golden Trap
November 23, 2014 Putin is not shouting about it all over the world. And of course, he still accepts US dollars as an intermediate means of payment. But he immediately exchanges all these dollars obtained from the sale of oil and gas for physical gold! . . .
Not so long ago, British scientists came to the same conclusion reached by the US Geological Survey a few years ago. Namely: Europe will not be able to survive without energy supplied from Russia. Translated from English to any other language it means: "The world will not be able to survive if oil and gas from Russia is subtracted from the global balance of energy supply."
Thus, the Western world, built on the hegemony of the petrodollar, is in a catastrophic situation . . . it cannot survive without oil and gas supplies from Russia. And Russia is now ready to sell its oil and gas to the West only in exchange for physical gold! . . . Since Russia has a constant flow of dollars from the sale of oil and gas, it will be able to convert these dollars to buy gold at current gold prices, depressed by all means by the West. This equates gold price, which had been artificially and meticulously lowered by the Fed and ESF many times . . . via artificially inflated purchasing power of the dollar through market manipulation . . .
Right now the West spends much of its efforts and resources to suppress the prices of gold and oil. Thereby, on the one hand to distort the existing economic reality in favor of the US dollar . . . and on the other hand, to destroy the Russian economy, refusing to play the role of obedient vassal of the West.
Today assets such as gold and oil look proportionally weakened and excessively undervalued against the US dollar. It is a consequence of the enormous economic effort on the part of the West. And now Putin sells Russian energy resources in exchange for these US dollars, artificially propped by the efforts of the West. With these dollar proceeds Putin immediately buys gold, artificially devalued against the US dollar by the efforts of the West itself! . . .
China recently announced that it will cease to increase its gold and currency reserves denominated in US dollars . . . Using the mechanism of active withdrawal from the market of one artificially lowered by the West financial asset (gold) in exchange for another artificially inflated by the West financial asset (USD), Putin has thereby started the countdown to the end of the world hegemony of petrodollar . . .
The West can spend as much of its efforts and resources to artificially increase the purchasing power of the dollar, lower oil prices and artificially lower the purchasing power of gold. The problem of the West is that the stocks of physical gold in possession of the West are not unlimited. Therefore, the more the West devalues oil and gold against the US dollar, the faster it loses devaluing Gold from its not infinite reserves . . .
The main principle of the world petrodollar model is allowing Western countries led by the United States to live at the expense of the labor and resources of other countries . . . based on the role of the US currency, dominant in the global monetary system (GMS) . . .
Led by Russia and China, what the BRICS are doing now is actually changing the role and status of the US dollar in the global monetary system. From the ultimate means of payment and asset accumulation the national currency of the USA is turned into only an intermediate means of payment, by the joint actions of Moscow and Beijing. This interim payment is intended only to exchange for anotherand the ultimate financial assetgold. Thus, the US dollar actually loses its role as the ultimate means of payment and asset accumulation, yielding both of those roles to another recognized, denationalized and depoliticized monetary assetGOLD!
Traditionally, the West has used two methods to eliminate the threat to the hegemony of petrodollar model in the world and the consequent excessive privileges for the West:
One of these methodscolor revolutions. The second method, usually applied by the West, if the first failsmilitary aggression and bombing. But in Russia's case both of these methods are either impossible or unacceptable for the West ... Full story: gold-eagle.com
Comment: An interesting response to criticism of this article was published in the newspaper "The View."
I believe the sinking of Los Angeles, the demolition of es Sakhra, the dome of the Rock and the Muslim invasion of Israel at the close of the Gentile dispensation will ignite the 'hot stage' of the present World War III. The US dollar, monetary systems and global economy will collapse. Utterly defeated, I believe Israel will cease to be a military power and the mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews will enable Israelites to return to the Land of their Covenant for redemption in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. The Prophet said the United States will be defeated, invaded and briefly occupied by Russia.
The Prophet said, "When the tribulation comes, the Spirit (Holy Spirit) goes back to its Maker, and you go with It. No matter how religious you are, it won't go unless there's Something in there to take you . . . For our nation is not secure. We've thought we were. So did the Babylonian Kingdom think so, but all the time there was a wicked nation working. And there's been a wicked nation working, until now we know that they're ahead of us, and we're at their mercy" (William Branham, The Handwriting on the Wall, #14:7, p. 12:97, 107).
"The church system of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant in coming together will control the whole wealth of the world system and force the whole earth into its religious trap, or will kill them, by refusing them the privilege of buying and selling whereby they would make a living [Revelation 13:15-18]. This will be accomplished simply, for the harlot's daughters are all but gone back to her. In the meantime, Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper. At the right time, the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper [such as COMEX and Exchange-traded funds (ETF's)], and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance [Daniel 9:27), and the harlot church will take over the whole world" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 314:1).
"The Catholic Church is the only religious institution that can enter into diplomatic relations and that interests itself in international rights, acting through the Holy See, an international sovereign subject of singular characteristics" (Monsignor Pietro Parolin, Undersecretary for Relations with States, 2007). 'n amazing quote in which the undersecretary unwittingly confirms the Roman Catholic Church as being the whore of Babylon! It is the only religious institution that can have diplomatic relations with the 'kings of the world'. Amazing! Also, the inhabitants of the earth have certainly been made drunk with the false teachings (wine) of the Catholic Church. Not only are there over a billion Catholics deceived by her teachings but the (once) Protestant churches hold to Catholic false doctrines, the trinity of gods, false baptism in three titles, sprinkling and pouring instead of immersion, organized religion under committees of men, false Apostles' Creed (so-called), christening, confirmation, godparents, Christmas and Easter, etc.
The papacy is so influential and powerful that nearly every major country consults her before making major policy moves. "Her large diplomatic corps maintains relations with more than 100 nations" (US News and World Report, October 30, 1978, p. 24). And in 2011, she had diplomatic relations with 178 countries; only about 20 remain for her to have full union with the whole world.
New G20 Financial Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to confiscate Bank Deposits and Pension Funds
December 2, 2014 On the weekend of November 16th, the G20 leaders whisked into Brisbane, posed for their photo ops, approved some proposals, made a show of roundly disapproving of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and whisked out again. It was all so fast they may not have known what they were endorsing when they rubber-stamped the Financial Stability Board's 'Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution,' which completely changes the rules of banking.
Russell Napier, writing in ZeroHedge, called it 'the day money died.' In any case, it may have been the day deposits died as money. Unlike coins and paper bills, which cannot be written down or given a 'haircut,' says Napier, deposits are now 'just part of commercial banks' capital structure.' That means they can be 'bailed in' or confiscated to save megabanks from derivative bets gone wrong.
Rather than reining in the massive and risky derivatives casino, the new rules prioritize the payment of banks' derivatives obligations to each other, ahead of everyone else. That includes not only depositors, public and private, but the pension funds that are the target market for the latest bail-in play, called 'bail-inable' bonds.
'Bail in' has been sold as avoiding future government bailouts and eliminating too big to fail (TBTF). But it actually institutionalizes TBTF, since the big banks are kept in business by expropriating the funds of their creditors.
It is a neat solution for bankers and politicians, who don't want to have to deal with another messy banking crisis and are happy to see it disposed of by statute. But a bail-in could have worse consequences than a bailout for the public. If your taxes go up, you will probably still be able to pay the bills. If your bank account or pension gets wiped out, you could wind up in the street or sharing food with your pets . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Whereas governments should hold a moritorium on home mortgage interest to ensure national security, stability and prosperity, the savings and compulsory superannuation/pension funds of John and Jane citizen, along with their savings deposits have been sequestrated by statute to meet the gambling losses of Jewry's international banksters.
Anatomy of a Riot
December 1, 2014 A giant black young punk who attacked a cop was shot to death, and practically all over the world, distraught individuals demanding justice from cockeyed courts and safety from killer police lamented his passing by committing a variety of criminal acts, with the tacit encouragement of both government and government-controlled media . . . The YouTube video that shows the victim stealing cigarillos and bullying the owner of the store who wanted him to pay for them is all you need to know about Michael Brown, a hoodlum who attacked a cop and paid for it with his life. Certainly, he was no blameless victim unjustifiably murdered by a crazed cop motivated by racist hatred . . .
There are really two issues at work here, colliding at cross purposes. The first is the practice of blacks feeling righteous about their persecution and lashing out without any thought about the consequences of their actions. But the second and more serious issue is about the epidemic of police violence throughout the United States and the world.
This change in the basic attitude of police toward the public seems to come on the heels of the training of US cops in Israel, which has resulted in the ramping up of hair-trigger violence against the public, the epidemic of police shootings of innocent people and pets, and the failure to prosecute law enforcement officials and politicians who have crossed the line and committed rapes and murders, but then are not fairly punished for their crimes . . .
The mixing of two things makes it impossible to distinguish one from the other: wanton police violence vs. berserk black crime. Why the eager orgy of violence, why the trigger happy response by cops? Two different things that must solved separately . . . more than a century of Jewish-controlled media have convinced you to trust your enemies and distrust your friends (which is the essence of the teaching of the Frankfurt School of sociology that has destroyed and is destroying family structures throughout the world). Your enemy, I'm sorry to tell you, is your government, and by trusting it, you have forfeited your well being and your life . . .
Although it has never happened, law enforcement needs to focus on the out of control white collar crime engineered from the very top of the political food chain that deprives people of their livelihood. The recent failure of the corrupt government in Washington to investigate all the stolen money and corrupt practices of bankers has done far more harm and killed far more people than these FBI-fantasy terrorists could ever hope to kill . . . Full story: therebel.org
Comment: From the link to "The Frankfurt School" you will recognize the script followed by your government and mine to groom nations and individuals throughout the world for a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity . . ."
The New York Times reported that during the Obama administration "police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft." The parallels of the US and Nazi Germany policing methods are too similar to ignore. A retired Philadelphia police captain, Ray Lewis who joined Ferguson Protesters told Al Jazeera:
For one, I want to give the residents of Ferguson the knowledge there are some police that do support them. The second thing, I want to try to get a message to mainstream America that the system is corrupt, that police really are oppressing not only the black community, but also the whites. They're an oppressive organization now controlled by the one percent of corporate America. Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries (globalresearch.ca).
Brother Branham prophesied a race war in the United States as a legacy of Communist adulterer and plagiarist minister, Michael (alias Martin Luther) King. "I don't think the Holy Spirit's agreeing with him at all on that. It's got the people all worked up in a bunch of ballyhoo . . . Them precious people will die down there like flies. Starts a revolutionary, both white and colored will fight again and die like flies. And what you got when it's all over? A bunch of dead people" (The Third Exodus, p. 24:1-2; And Knoweth It Not, p. 37:2).
Resurrecting Israel did 9/11. All the Proof in the World
Isser HarelSpymaster of the Israeli Intelligence Services. Director of Mossad and Shin Bet from 1952-1963.
In 1979, twenty-one years before September 11, 2001, Isser Harel predicted with uncanny accuracy the events of 9/11 to Michael D. Evans, an American supporter of Zionist extremists of the Jabotinsky sort.
On September 23, 1979, Evans visited Harel at his home in Israel and had dinner with him and Dr. Reuven Hecht, a senior adviser to then Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
In an editorial entitled "America the Target", published in the Jerusalem Post of September 30, 2001 Evansa Khazar Jew masquerading as a Christianasked Harel about Arab terrorism and if it would come to America. Harel told Evans that Arab terrorists would likely strike the "tallest building in New York City" because it was a "phallic symbol." The fact that 9/11 was planned by the Mossad through the admittance of Isser Harel is well documented and appears in a book written by Michael Evans. (Belief Net, 7th Paragraph). Full story: whale.to
Comment: Brother Branham said, "Our nation is not secure. We've thought we were. So did the Babylonian Kingdom think so, but all the time there was a wicked nation working. And there's been a wicked nation working, until now we know that they're ahead of us, and we're at their mercy" (The Handwriting on the Wall, #14:7, p. 14:107).
John F Kennedy praises Adolf Hitler
November 27, 2014 Were truthful history taught in our schools and institutes of higher learning we would know that Hitler sought peace, not war, and freedom from the banking cartel of the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic international Jews (so-called) of the City of London whose corrupt Babylonian fractional reserve system of usury controls the world as necessitates and profits from all wars; the so-called "Jews' harvest."
Hitler was forced into World War III by 'the City' as Russia is now being forced into the 'hot stage' of World War III by the United States which is a colony of 'the Empire of the City of London.' Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin and Eisenhower were all Jews, traitors to their nations, and to the human race. There was no holocaust of six million Jews in each of World Wars I and II, and the extermination of six million Jews claimed in the Jewish-ruled USSR was in face the slaughter of 66 million nominal Christians. Full story: youtube.com
A Kiss of Peace: Pope Francis receives Symbolic Gesture from Patriarch
November 29, 2014 In a fraternal gesture Pope Francis asked for the blessing of Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, who marked a historic moment in ecumenical dialogue by kissing the head of the Bishop of Rome . . .
After celebrating Mass in Istanbul's Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, the pontiff went on to pray Vespers with Patriarch Bartholomew in honor of the November 30 feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, who is the patron and founder of the Orthodox Church. Special texts were written explicitly for the Pope's visit.
Once the Pope finished giving his address, he asked the patriarch for a favor: "to bless me and the Church of Rome." He then bowed to receive the blessing and was embraced by the Patriarch, who traced the sign of the cross on the pontiff's head and kissed it.
"With this evening we are now in the ecumenical moment of brothers who pray together," Fr. Lombardi said, noting how the Vatican is looking forward to the common declaration that will be signed by both Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew tomorrow morning . . . Full story: catholicnewsagency.com
Comment: All of the churches organized by man are uniting under the church of Rome against Christ the Word and His Bride, the one true Church restored to the apostolic faith through the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 17:11.
MH17: What is the Joint Investigation Team . . . Why is Malaysia Excluded?
December 3, 2014 In the framework of the 4-country agreement signed on 8 August between Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia, information on the progress and results of the investigation of the disaster will remain classified . . . At the moment, Malaysia is not in the joint investigation team. We are merely, a participant . . .
a major piece of legislation introduced into the US Congress H.Rep. 758 refers to the downing of MH17 allegedly by Russia and pro-Russian separatists as a potential casus belli, which could be used to justify military action against the Russian Federation. Whereas Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a civilian airliner, was destroyed by a Russian-made missile provided by the Russian Federation to separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, resulting in the loss of 298 innocent lives; (See full text of H.Rep. 758, 113th Congress, November 14, 2014) . . .
Independent analysts as well as OSCE monitor Michael Bociurkiw have rather mentioned no signs of a missile could be found on the wreckage, only machine gun-like holes, evidence which corroborates the Spanish air traffic controller's testimony who claimed Ukrainian fighter jets had shot MH17 down. Eyewitnesses on the ground have also told the BBC Russian service that they saw Ukrainian fighter jets next to MH17 before it crashed. The report was censored by the BBC. (You can view it and read the transcript in this article: Deleted BBC Report. "Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shot Down MHI7", Donetsk Eyewitnesses).
It poses a serious problem that Ukraine is part of an investigation into an incident for which it is a suspect, when the main victim, Malaysia, is excluded. The investigation should either include all the suspects as well as the victims or none of them. But most importantly, Ukraine should not lead an investigation into a crime for which it is a suspect . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: As with World Wars I and II, Vietnam and Pearl Harbour 'the City of London' and its puppets, the US, Australia and Belgium have arranged a false flag to justify the "hot stage" of World War III, which the bankrupt West will lose.
We need to talk about Sandy Hook HOAX, False Flag Black Op
December 1, 2014 Independent Media Solidarity is a loose knit group of independent journalists that have come together to tackle the issue of Sandy Hook. We are normal people with normal lives, who have families, children, and jobs. Although many of us haven't physically met each other, we are united. All we seek are answers to the many inconsistencies. But most importantly, we just want the truth made available to all who might seek it.
Over the past two years, efforts to explain and expose the Sandy Hook event may seem to have slowed down. We never slowed down.
Full story: youtube.com
Comment: American citizens, people worldwide and over US$100 million scammed!
Eric Holder announced Exit after FBI told Truth about Sandy Hook Hoax
September 26, 2014 Truth always triumphs over deceit. Moralmatters finds it very "interesting" that Eric Holder announced his Attorney General exit following the very recent FBI 2012 report disclosing that there were no murders in Newtown, Connecticut. Hence, could it be that this big government [FBI] entity has broken ranks with the massive federal government propaganda machine and its kowtowing corrupted mainstream media? This apparent reality (perhaps) illustrates that Attorney General Eric Holder and his wicked cabal comrade, aka Obama, have lost extensive control over their cabal de facto government.
Consequently, the political demise of the criminal White House ID fraud is marching forward to full exposure. This Moralmatters author has no doubt that aka Obama will be completely exposed for the criminal ID fraud he and his enablers have perpetrated [Proverbs 26:23-28]. Full story: moralmatters.org veteranstoday.com printarchive.epochtimes.com
Rights Groups go to High Court to end Demolitions of Terrorists' Homes
November 28, 2014 Eight Israeli human rights organizations on Thursday petitioned the High Court of Justice against the state's policy of demolishing the homes of terrorists, which they say constitutes a form of collective punishment that violates international law and could in some cases be a war crime . . . Full story: haaretz.com
Zechariah's First and Second Visions
Pharisaism is Judaism: before the apostle and prophet Paul was born-again he was a fanatical Pharisee trying to do God a service without it being His will. Acts 9:1-5, "Still breathing out threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, Saul went to the high priest requesting of him letters to synagogues at Damascus, that if he found any Christian men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem." [The euphemistic subterfuge Birkat Ha-Minim "blessing" the Heretics: "let there be no hope for the wicked and for Christians"a pattern for Revelation 13:15-18]".
"But as he was nearing Damascus, suddenly a brilliant Light from heaven encircled him! He fell to the ground and heard a Voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me? And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks".
One who persecutes God's elect is persecuting God Himself and will be judged. As He told Abraham: "I will bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you: and in you shall all Gentile nations [of Adam's race] be blessed" (Genesis 12:3). Paul would see that "God and the soul that is joined together with God is One Spirit" (I Corinthians 6:17) for Abraham's Seed was Jesus Messiah so Christians are Abraham's seed by the new birth which is the baptism with the Holy Ghost (Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:26-29), thus he who blesses us will be blessed and he who curses us will be cursed.
Brother Branham said, "Now we can see why there were two vines, one true and one false, [a tiny true Church, and an immense false church (Luke 12:32)]. Now we can see why Abraham had two sons, one after the flesh (who persecuted Isaac) and one after the promise. Now we can see how that out of the same parents two boys came forth as twins, one knowing and loving the things of God, and the other knowing much of the same truth, but not of the same Spirit, hence persecuting the child that was elect. God did not reprobate for the sake of reprobation. He reprobated for the sake of the elect. ELECT CANNOT persecute elect. ELECT CANNOT harm elect. It is the reprobates that persecute and destroy the elect. Oh, those reprobates are religious. They are smart. They are of the Cain line, the serpent seed. They build their Babels, they build their cities, they build their empires, and all the while calling on God. They hate the true seed, and they will do all they can, (even in the Name of the Lord) to destroy God's elect ones. But they are needed. "What is the chaff to the wheat?" No chaff, no wheat. But at the end, what happens to the chaff? It is burned with fire unquenchable. And the wheat? Where is it? It is gathered in His garner; it is where He is."
"Oh elect of God, beware. Study closely. Be careful. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Rely upon God and be strong in His might. Your adversary, the Devil, is even now going about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Watch unto prayer and be steadfast. This is the end time. Both the true and false vine are coming into maturity, but before the wheat matures, those ripened tares must be bound for the burning. See, they are all joining the World Council of Churches. That is the binding. Soon the garnering of the wheat will come. But right now the two spirits are at work in two vines. Come out from among the tares. Start to overcome that you may be considered praiseworthy for your Lord, and fit to reign and rule with Him" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 359:1-2).
We aspire to be found praiseworthy as workmen with no cause to be ashamed, and having rightly divided the Message of Truth our first conviction on hearing and believing God's Word is a need to repent of our shortcomings and past unbelief. After the Judahites had returned from exile and rebuilt Jerusalem and its walls, the Lord said through His prophet Haggai, you have resettled in straitened circumstances: restore My Temple and I will bless you with good seasons and bountiful harvests. Two months later His prophet Zechariah called Judah to repentance: "The Lord was fervently angry with your fathers [evinced in the destruction of their city, His Temple, and their captivity]. Thus says the Lord of hosts; return to Me, and [as a consequence] I will return to you. Do be not like your fathers [who were refractory], to whom the former prophets loudly proclaimed: Thus says the Lord of hosts, return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds: but they did not hear, or heed Me, says the Lord."
"Your fathers perished [as foretold and their fate ought to warn you]. [I grant] you may say, the prophets are also dead; but My Word endures so beware lest you share their fate. My Words and My statutes overtook and punished your fathers so they repented and said, As the Lord of hosts decreed to do to us for our evil ways and deeds, so has He dealt with us" (Zechariah 1:2-6).
The Church Age fathers and our prophet William Branham are long dead, but his Words will overtake us for good or evil, so let us "work the works of God while it is day: because night comes at the close of the Gentle dispensation when no man can work." Let us not, like Saul before his conversion "kick against the pricks and persecute Christ" by getting out of step with the Message of the hour. Ours is not religion, habit and duty, but the heartfelt depth of faith in action following the Spirit of Truth who guides us into all truth and shows us things to come. Thus there is little purpose in reading these Newsletters unless your heart is right with God as you will grieve the Holy Spirit.
The foundation of Christ's true Church has always been a clear revelation of the present Truth followed by obedience not sacrifice (which is for disobedience). Jesus' nine beatitudes of Matthew 5:3-12 invite us to look into our own heart and examine our attitudes that we may be blessed like the Judahites when they paid heed to Haggai, sanctified themselves and set to the work so that in four years the House of God was rebuilt (Ezra 6:15). I find this interesting because about four years after Israel's twelve tribes return to the Land of the Covenant the Millennium Temple, which is the 144,000 elect Israelites themselves, will be complete, and they will seal their testimony in Judaeo-Roman Catholic martyrdom when they denounce her pagan trinity of gods.
The visions of Haggai and his contemporary, Zechariah, encompass both the re-construction of King Solomon's Temple by Zerubbabel and the re-instruction of the millennium Temple by "the two anointed ones who stand by the Lord of all the Earth" for the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel. These will be the Israelite (not Jewish) prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 endued with the Spirit and power that rested upon Moses and Elijah as they call to remembrance the Law of Moses for all Israel with its statutes and judgments, and demonstrate by expounding the prophecies of Scripture fulfilled over 2,000 years of the Gentile dispensation that the Law was but "a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, [as the Law] can never with those sacrifices which they continually offered year after year make the comers thereto perfect" (Malachi 4:4; Hebrews 10:1). These prophets will introduce Jesus Messiah manifest in glorified flesh whose throne and dominion is on Earth, while as the eternal Spirit God's throne is in heaven (Isaiah 66:1; Revelation 3:21).
Much understanding of Zechariah is gained from the parallel passages of his predecessors prior to the Captivity, removing any uncertainty found in his words, for a good deal of what was future to them is to Zechariah, being a prophet of the restoration like Brother Branham (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11) and Israel's two witnesses (Malachi 4:4; Acts 3:21-23), either past or present. So it is impossible to explain any of the glowing delineations of Zechariah and Haggai concerning a future state of Israel's deliverance and enlargement as having been fulfilled in the return from Babylon for they pertain to the millennium. However their immediate design was to encourage the people and their religious and civil leaders, Joshua and Zerubbabel, in their work of rebuilding the temple after the interruption caused by the Samaritans.
As the Lord Jesus spoke to Brother Branham one Sunday morning in June, 1933 and said that the coming of the Lord was drawing nigh but that before He came seven major events would transpire and revealed seven major continuous visions; so in the night of February 15, 519BC He revealed eight visions to Zechariah, each closely connected and revealing an orderly progress in the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel (Zechariah 1:7 6:15). Both our Lord Jesus Christ and Brother Branham (who I believe is the interpreting angel of Revelation 1:1 and Zechariah 1:9) appear to and speak with Zechariah in his visions as they appeared to and spoke with John on the Island of Patmos. After His earthly work the mystery of God was shown to Jesus who gave it to one man, William Branham, after the close of the Seventh Church Age (Matthew 24:36; Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 1:1; 10:4-7); like John, Daniel, and Ezekiel, Zechariah was caught up in the Spirit into the Day of the Lord, and looking back through time I understand he saw and heard Brother Branham reveal elements of "things that are to be".
The first vision sets forth the evident need of divine intervention in behalf of the people with the strong assurance that it shall be vouchsafed. The second indicates one result of this intervention will be the expulsion of Israel's foes. The third promise, great enlargement and absolute security in the millennium under Messiah. The fourth exhibits the remission of sin, the cause of all the previous troubles, through Christ's vicarious death. The fifth is a counterpart to the fourth by promising the positive communication of God's Spirit and grace which secures sanctification as well as justification. The sixth is the curse on a scroll, recorded against sin flying over Judah and ultimately the whole earth; this will extirpate the impenitent by the fearful curse of God upon all sinners of whatever class. The seventh, the woman in the ephah signifies wickedness and Babylonian idolatry which will cease from the elect Israelites in the Day of the Lord. The eighth shows the accomplishment of everything promised by the first vision. The executors of God's judgment go forth from Jerusalem's sanctified mountains of brass upon the heathen persecutors and do not stay their hands until God's Spirit is completely satisfied. The eighth vision shows the union of the Priesthood and Kingship in Jesus Messiah, and reveals the conversion of the Gentile Church in the days of the Branch to His Wife, Israel's Queen.
The First Vision
Zechariah 1:8-17, "I received a vision at night wherein I saw a Man mounted upon a red horse that was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen; and behind Him were bay, tawny, and white horses. I asked, what are these my lord? And the angel that talked with me said, I will show you what these are. And the Man who stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are those whom the Lord sent to patrol the earth. And the [riders] answered the Angel of the Lord who was standing among the myrtle trees, We have patrolled the earth, and the whole earth remains at rest. Then the Angel of the Lord answered and said, O Lord of hosts, how long will you not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which you have had indignation these seventy years"?
"And the Lord answered with gracious and comfortable words to the angel who talked with me. Then the angel that was speaking with me said, Publicly proclaim, Thus says the Lord of hosts; I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion, and I am vehemently displeased with the nations that are at ease: for while I was but a little displeased they afflicted them beyond My intentions. Therefore thus says the Lord; I have returned to Jerusalem with compassion: My house shall be rebuilt, says the Lord of hosts, and the measuring line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem. Proclaim moreover, Thus says the Lord of hosts; through prosperity My cities will be spread abroad; and the Lord will once more comfort Zion, and again choose Jerusalem. Again loudly proclaim, Thus says the Lord of hosts: My cities shall again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will once again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem".
The Man riding the red horse in Zechariah 1:8, 10 and 12 is "the Angel of the Covenant" incarnate in created flesh as when He appeared to Abraham (Genesis 18:1) and to Hagar (Genesis 16:7), wrestled Jacob (Genesis 32:24) and appeared to Gideon (Judges 6:11-24). Genesis 22:11, Exodus 3:2, Malachi 3:1 and many other Scriptures reveal God manifest in One created Man before His incarnation in the virgin-born Jesus Christ (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; I Timothy 3:16). This confirms Matthew 24:36, "No man, not the angels of heaven, but only My Father knows the day and hour of the end of the world [and My second 'erchomai' return]".
The colour of the horse symbolizes the purpose of its Rider, namely wrath and bloodshed to be inflicted on the foes of Israel (as Satan, the rider of the red horse in Revelation 6:4 slaughtered the saints from Pentecost to Pergamos). The myrtle that once grew on the hills about Jerusalem and on the Mount of Olives hereafter grows in what was a wilderness. Not stately like the cedar, the lowly though fragrant myrtle signifies the Old Testament Church of the Judahites in their affliction as a result of the Captivity (Isaiah 41:19; 55:13). The Angel of the Lord standing among them in the depression intercedes with Jehovah for Israel and is a guarantee for her safety, lowly though she now is. Behind the first Rider are horsemen sent to exact judgment against the nations, their ultimate victory over the world indicated by the rearguard of white horses (Revelation 19:11-14).
Zechariah enquires of his guiding angel, "O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said, I will show you what they are." But the Angel of the Covenant answers, indicating that everything the interpreting angel says comes from Him as its source and is therefore THUS SAITH THE LORD. "These are they whom the Lord has sent to patrol the earth." Otherwise these are sent to counterwork and destroy the four Gentile world empires.
The riders' report that the Gentile world is dwelling in serene repose, untroubled by any foe, is disturbingly contrary to Judah's expectation of a massive convulsion of nature based on Haggai 2:6-7, "Thus says the Lord of hosts; Once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations [Messiah] will come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts." But of course this vision was shut up and sealed to the close of the Laodicean Church Age when its mystery would be revealed to us through the angel to the Seventh Church Age, then to Israel by their "two witnesses" (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4-7).
Neither the Judahites nor the riders in judgment foresaw the Gentile dispensation and Christ's 'parousia' Coming to us before Haggai's earthquakes; or Christ's 'parousia' to Israel before His physical return with the glorified saints of all Ages to restore the Kingdom to Israel. They could not contemplate Israel remaining under Gentile dominionas it is and will befrom Nebuchadnezzar's conquest to the consummation of life (Daniel 9:27), or imagine that the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel would remain unfulfilled until almost 2,600 years later when Israelall 144,000 of themis born-again in one day then martyred for their Christian faith by the reprobate church (Matthew 27:25; Revelation 6:13; 7:1-8; 14 and 15).
Peace in the world means persecution for the Israelites. I Thessalonians 5:3, "When they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." Brother Branham said, "I've sent a persecution here and a persecution there, and I've run the Jews [he means Israelites] and drove them as hard as I could. And they've drove back in. Many Jews in the United States (which they won't escape from) has already received the Holy Ghost. But I've got all of the hundred and forty-four thousand [Israelites] standing there [in Israel] that's going to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost" (COD, p. 97:235). The announcement of peace will herald Daniel's Seventieth Week, "the time of Jacob's trouble" and the great tribulation (Jeremiah 30:7; Isaiah 14).
Knowing it will bring consolation and hope to the Judahites, the Angel of the Lord intercedes with the Lord as He would in the days of His flesh (Matthew 26:39, 42; John 8:28) showing that Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three dispensation claims or offices of the One Person of God): "How long will you have no mercy on Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah"? The Lord communicates His answer directly to the guiding angel, whom I believe is Brother Branham, who gives His answer to Zechariah. The seventy years of Judah's desolations (Jeremiah 25:12; Daniel 9:2) are past. Although the people have been restored, the population was small, the land largely a waste, they remained in a depressed state, and there was no sign of the violent convulsions of nature expected upon the heathen world.
They were anticipating the restoration of the Kingdom; little realizing that in 500 years Israel would murder her Messiah and suffer seven times more for her sin through 2,000 years of the Gentile dispensation. That is "How long"! Then grace will end for the world as when "God's voice shook the earth [after Israel went from grace to the Law]: now He has promised [in Haggai], Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, "Yet once more," signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made [creeds, catechisms, and ritual], that those things which cannot be shaken [faith in His unfailing promises] may remain. Since we have a Kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and awe: for our God is a consuming Fire" (Hebrews 12:26-28; Daniel 2:44; Haggai 2:5-9).
In order to be understood by all, the communicating angel is ordered to pronounce the immutable "THUS SAITH THE LORD, I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion. And I burn with vehement anger at the heathen in their state of carnal security, overconfident in their power and prosperity, but mainly because they have exceeded the chastisement I ordered upon Judah in love with a view to correction, to evil-entreating them for their own pleasure." Consequently the Lord declares He has returned to Jerusalem with mercies. All hindrances will be removed, the Temple will be restored, and the whole city shall pass under the surveyor's measuring line for building. Furthermore the communicating angel is commanded to publicly proclaim "THUS SAITH THE LORD, the prosperity shall overflow to the other cities throughout Judah in assurance God has by no means renounced His original purpose in choosing Jerusalem for His habitation".
When the red horses returned from the conquest of Babylon the Judahites had "rest" under the Medo-Persian and Greek empires which were kindly disposed. And did you note a future "measuring" foreshadowed in verses 16 and 17 by the rod of the Message of the two prophets of Zechariah 4, Matthew 24:31 and Revelation 11:1-4? This will separate 144,000 elect Israelites"those who worship in the Sanctuary of the Temple" and "raise up children to Abraham" as "lively stones" in His millennium Temple.
The objective of this first vision was to demonstrate that God's love is elective love and to encourage the dispirited Judahites that although there was no present appearance of the blessings promised in Haggai 2, yet these blessings were vouchsafed. Zechariah revealed the riders of God's righteous judgments on the ungodly nations, and like his predecessors looks down the whole vista of the future and outlines landmarks that do not exhaust the prophecy in one period but wrap up long cycles of historical development in terse, pregnant sentences.
The Second Vision
Zechariah 1:18-21, "[Having sunk down in meditation after seeing my first vision] I raised my eyes and saw four horns, and I asked the angel who was speaking with me, What are these? And he answered, These are the horns that have [past tense] scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem."
"Then the Lord showed me four craftsmen [skilful destroyers or warriors], and I said, What are these coming to do? He answered, These are the horns which have scattered Judah to such extent that no one could lift up his head, but these [skilful destroyers] have come to rout them and to cast down the horns of the Gentiles, who lifted up their horn against the land of Judah to scatter it".
A horn signifies a kingdom or national power and these four horns represent four successive Gentile world empires God would raise up to chastise and discipline the Israelites throughout "the times of the Gentiles" from Judah's defeat by "Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant" in 605BC to the consummation of life early in our twenty-first century (Luke 21:24; Daniel 9:27; Hosea 6:1-3). God represented the four horns to Nebuchadnezzar in the interpretation of his dream in Daniel 2 (explained in chapters 7 to 12 and Revelation 17). The four skilful destroyers or warriors sent to rout and cast out the four horns are the succeeding three horns, while the fourth is a "Stone cut out of the mountain without hands that will smite the image in the days of the ten toes of the feet that mingle themselves with the seed of men ["as it was in the days of Noah" (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 6:1-4)]. In the days of these ten kingdoms the God of heaven will set up a Kingdom that will never be destroyed, but will break in pieces and consume them all, and it shall stand for ever" (Daniel 2:42-45).
This unfolds the first vision in which the Lord is shown with the Medes and Persians, having taken the Babylonian empire and slain King Belshazzar, at rest among the myrtle trees on bloodied war horses. "God's anointed shepherd, King Cyrus of Persia" extended this rest to the Judeans as prophesied two hundred years beforehand (Isaiah 44:28; 45:1). Behind them in the vision, that is to say in the future, stand three hosts of skilful destroyers or warriors who will rout and cast out the remainder of the enemies of God and Israel: Greeks, Romans, and the Stone cut out of the mountain without hands which answers to the Stature of a Perfect Man, the white horses of the first vision and the Rider and His followers on white horses in the vision of Revelation 19:11-21 (where Brother Branham makes another appearance):
"I . . . . (insert your name here, because throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride, the only group to whom the Message of the angel, Brother Branham, is revealed) . . . . saw heaven opened, and beheld a white horse whose Rider is called Faithful and True; in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of Fire, and on His head are many crowns with a Name inscribed which no one [of worldly understanding] knows. He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, clad in fine linen, white and pure, followed Him upon white horses. Out of His mouth issues a sharp Sword with which to smite the nations: and He will rule them with a rod of iron [at the White Throne Judgment]: and He treads the winepress of the furious wrath God Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has a Name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS".
In Revelation 6:8 Satan had the name "Death" wrote on him; Christ's got Life wrote on Him. Those with Him are on white horses also, and they are called "the chosen before the foundation of the world." Amen. And they are faithful to the Word. Amen. Whew, I like that one. Called "chosen before the foundation of the world" and then faithful to the Word by their choosing, all stimulated with new wine and oil just riding right along, coming down to meet Him" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 322:5; John 6:63).
"Then I saw an angel standing in the Sun; and he proclaimed with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in midheaven, Come gather for the great supper of God; to feast on the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, small and great."
In Ezekiel 39:17 God says, "And you son of man, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD, speak to the birds of every feather, and to every beast of the field: Assemble yourselves and come, gather from every quarter to the great sacrificial feast that I am preparing for you upon the mountains of Israel, at which you shall eat flesh, and drink blood." This Angel standing in the Light of "the Sun of righteousness with healing [resurrection and translation power] in His beams" (Malachi 4:2; Ephesians 1:19-20; Revelation 19:17) is the fullness of the Spirit that veiled behind Brother Branham after Christ opened the Seals. Thus he was "the firstfruit of those who are Christs at His 'parousia' Coming . . . and if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy: and if the Root is holy, so are the branches [you and me]" (I Corinthians 15:23; Romans 11:16). His ministry revealed "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8), doing the SAME miracles and "discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart . . . as it was in the days of Lot" (Hebrews 4:12; Luke 17:28-30; Genesis 18). This was the LAST sign Jesus promised us Gentiles before the close of our dispensation.
Brother Branham said, "The Bridegroom call will come right through this, when the Son of man will come down and come in human flesh to unite the two together. The Church has to be the Word; He is the Word, and the two unites together, and to do that it'll take the manifestation of the revealing of the Son of man. Not a clergyman [i.e. Brother Branham] . . . Do you see what I mean? See, it's Son of man, Jesus Christ, will come down in human flesh among us. [The Angel of Ezekiel 1:28 and 43:2-3 is the "Mighty Angel" of Revelation 10:1-4 and 18:1 veiled behind "a son of man" to reveal "the Son of man"] and will make His Word so real that it'll unite the Church and Him as one, the Bride, and then she'll go Home to the wedding supper. Amen. She's already united (See?); we go to the wedding supper, not to the marriage. "Fill your flesh . . . self, of all the flesh of mighty men, 'cause the marriage of the Lamb has come" [(Revelation 19:7-18)]. But the rapture is going to the wedding supper. When the Word here unites with the person, and they two become one, and then what does it do then? It manifests the Son of man again, not the church theologians, the Son of man. The Word and the Church becomes one. Whatever the Son of man done, He was the Word, the Church does the same thing" (Proving His Word, p. 44:236).
This vision of the "Angel standing in the Sun" is Ephesians 1:10, the end-time equivalent of the vision of Revelation 12:1 which portrayed the elect Israelites who constituted the inaugural saints of the New Testament Church having crossed over from the Law into grace. The Law that was represented by the Moon which reflects the light of the Sun as "a shadow of good things to come," is now under her feet and the true Church is crowned with apostolic faith signified by twelve stars over her head. Stars reflect the Light of the Sun in its absence and the Church is clothed in the Light of the ascended S_O_N.
In Matthew 13:39-41 Jesus said, "The harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels [or messengers to the seven Church Ages]. As therefore the tares are gathered [first in ecumenical councils such as the World Council of Churches, the charismatic movement, inter-faith groups, etc,] and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth His angels, [Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley, and William Branham] and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity".
Brother Branham explained, "An Angel is coming to bring the separation, the segregation between the right and the wrong. And no one can do that but the Angel of the Lord. He's the One that's going to tell which is right and which is wrong. God said He will send His angels at the last times. Not angels down through here, but angels at the last time, and would gather together. We know that this is the coming harvest time now. Now, and angel is actually interpreted a "messenger." And we see that there is seven angels . . . through the Church Ages . . ."
"Notice who He said that the sowers were, and also what the Seed was. One, the sower was He, the Son of God, who went forth sowing Seed. And an enemy came behind Him, which was the Devil, and sowed the seed of discrepancy, behind the sowing of the right Seed. Now, friends, that has happened through every Age since we've had a world. Exactly. All the way from the beginning, it started the very same thing."
"Now, He said, "The Seed of God, the Word of God . . ." Jesus said in a certain place, that the Word is a Seed [(Luke 8:11)]. And every seed will bring forth of its kind [(Genesis 1:11; Matthew 5:45; Hebrews 6:7-8)]. And now, if the Christian, the children of God, the children of the Kingdom has become the Seed of God, then they must be the Word of God, the Word of God manifested in the Age that they're living in, for the promised Seed of that Age [i.e. "the present Truth" (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7)]. God gave His Word at the beginning, and each Age has had its Seed, its time, its promises . . ." (The Seed of Discrepancy, p. 5:19-21).
As Paul prophesied in Ephesians 1:10, "In the dispensation of the fulness of times [seven Church Ages] He might gather together in One all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth." As required by Psalm 19, the sign of this event was shown to the world on February 28, 1963 before the fulfillment of Scripture. It was the Shekinah in the form of the Pillar of Cloud signifying Christ's imminent 'parousia' Coming. The seven portions of the Spirit that anointed seven earthly angels or Church Age messengers were gathered as the fullness of the Spirit over Sunset Mountain on March 8, 1963 when Christ opened the Seven Seals and caught up His Prophet into a constellation of the seven stars, angels, seraphim or theophanies representing God's stone Biblethe Great Pyramid Enoch builtwhich is the Word; when the photographs are turned to the right they portray Jesus Christ wigged as Judge looking down upon the world (Revelation 1:16, 20; John 5:27; Daniel 7:9; Revelation 1:14).
This signified the "Mighty Angel," Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Lord fulfilling Ezekiel 1:28; 43:2, Revelation 10:1-4, and 18:8. It was the fullness of the Spirit that would veil itself behind the sin-born flesh of William Branham as it had veiled itself behind the created flesh of Melchisedec in Genesis 18, and the virgin-born man in the Gospels to reveal Jesus Christ. Seven portions of the Spirit revealed PART-Word to the Church Age saints, but only the fullness of the Spirit could unveil the fullness of the Word, hence Brother Branham said, "The Elijah of this day will be Jesus Christ" (Trying to do God a Service without it being God's Will, p. 33:212; God of this Evil Age, p. 38:170; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 360:5-7; 464:5; 466:5; The Pergamean Church Age, p. 282:320; Demonology, p. 44:21-22; Why I am against Organized Religion, p. 34:194-223).
The Elijah of I Kings 18 slew the prophets of Baal, the enemies of God and Israel in the time of the latter rain following the evening sacrifice in the days of King Ahab and his domineering pagan Queen, Jezebel. He prophesied: "dogs will lick Ahab's blood. . . and eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel; the members of your family who die in the city will be eaten by dogs, and those who die in the country will be eaten by vultures" (I Kings 21:17-26). This established the type for Revelation 19:17 showing that it is the prophetic ministry of William BranhamMatthew 25:6, I Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 14:9-11 and 18:1-3the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, that will invite the birds and beasts to eat the sacrifice of the enemies of God and Israel in the days of the latter rain after the evening sacrifice of the 144,000 is received. Brother Branham expounds this in "The Revelation of the Seven Seals" p. 325:1 330:4. Jezebel, that dominating woman, represents the apostate world church system, "MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS [her (once) Protestant daughters (Revelation 2:20-24)] AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH [like Islam]" under whom the apostate United States (and her allies) will soon submit. Daniel and Jesus foretold the Judaeo-Roman Catholic false church will rule the world in league with the blooded military of a (once) Protestant United States of America, killing all recalcitrants and dissenters (Daniel 7:15-27; Revelation 17:1-6; 13:15-18).
Her Ahab and head of this Jezebel religion will be the Devil-incarnate pope, the eighth Roman Emperor to deify himself (Isaiah 14:13-14; II Thessalonians 2:3-12; Revelation 17:10-11). By delivering their kingdoms into his hand as champion against Judaeo-Communism the kings of the earth (the Black Nobility and NATO) will make him a counterfeit "king of kings" and usurper of Christ as implied by his title, VICARIVS FILII DEI (Revelation 16:13-14; 17:12-14). And you want to be a Roman Catholic??? This Scripture speaks of Armageddon and the consummation of life.
"Then I saw the beast [Rome and reprobate humanity] and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered to make war against [Jesus Christ "whose Name is called The Word of God"], the One mounted on the horse, and against His army. And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet [or pope] who wrought miracles in his presence, by means of which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast [trinitarian worship] and those who worshipped his image [the (once) Protestant churches]. These two were cast alive into the lake of Fire burning with brimstone. And the rest [of humanity] were slain with the Sword that issued from the mouth of the One mounted on the horse. And all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh".
God called Nebuchadnezzar "My servant" (Jeremiah 27:6) and sent him to chastise blasphemous Judah when it followed the Northern Tribes into trinitarian worship. His grandson the secondary king Belshazzar set Eastern propriety at naught, introducing women, even concubines and sensuality at his feast, and whose crowning guilt was to profane the vessels of God's Temple to be instruments of revelry to himself, his princes, wives and concubines, drinking out of them in honour of his gods, thus persecuting Jesus. To mark the inseparable connection of sin and punishment "the same hour" God wrote his doom on the wall and "skilful destroyers" of the Medes and Persians took the kingdom and slew Belshazzar (Daniel 5; I Thessalonians 5:3-7).
"Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem" were already scattered and Judah was a province of Persia at the time of Zechariah's vision. Israel is mentioned, not to indicate the Northern Kingdom which God dispersed two centuries earlier, but to identify those of the restoration as people of the Covenant. It was Persia, now known as Iran, that released the Judahites, returned the Temple treasures that had been carried to Babylon, and helped fund the restoration of God's Temple. This is of no consequence to the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews in their enmity against the genuine Semitic Iranians (Genesis 3:15). Alexander's Greek empire succeeded the Medo-Persians and was in its turn supplanted by Imperial Rome. Her political and military power waned but "her deadly wound was healed" (Revelation 13:3) when Emperor Constantine united the Roman state with the remnants of the apostate First Church of Rome established by the apostles Junius and Andronicus. Constantine backed the union by force and the spirit that motivated pagan Rome now inspires false Christian Rome. The fourth empire never went out of existence; it just changed in its outer texture. Papal false Christian Rome now controls by religion even more ably than when pagan Imperial Rome controlled by the pure iron of force.
After the close of the Gentile dispensation the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church and her (once) Protestant daughters will reunite with the statethe apostate United States (and other colonies of 'the City of London')which is "the image unto the beast" of Imperial Rome. Whereas God raised up Nebuchadnezzar to destroy Judah, He has raised Judaeo-Communism to destroy the false church and the United States. This will precipitate Armageddon and the consummation of Life.
The four horns have scattered the Israelites, who must not be confused with their impersonators, the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Edomite and Khazar Jews of Europe and America. Scripture informs us all twelve tribes dwell primarily in the environs of the Muslim lands of the ancient Assyrian Empire (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 12:14, etc,). One should never conflate Jews with the descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: the Bible, history, and their most eminent scholars prove that "Jew" is a modern word found in no Bible prior to the latter half of the eighteenth century. Its meaning is contrary to the two words it has replaced, and Jews are seldom Judahites, Judeans, or even a Semitic people.
This is confirmed by Matthew 24:31. After the close of the Gentile dispensation "The Son of man will send His angels [the Hebrew prophets (of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11)] with the great sound of the [Seventh] Trumpet (I Thessalonians 4:16; I Corinthians 15:52), and they will gather together His [144,000] elect from the four winds [the war and strife that have scattered them] from one end of heaven to the other [under the dominion of the four Gentile world powers]." Contrary to the understanding of the majority of believers in the circle of this Message, the Israelites have NOT yet been "gathered together" to the land of the Covenant "for fear of the Jews." According to Jesus in Matthew and the Scriptures delineated above they will not return until after the CLOSE of the Gentile dispensation.
Brother Branham said, "National force ["skilful destroyers"] put [the nation of] Israel in her homeland [whose citizens call themselves 'Israelis' because they know they are NOT Israelites but impersonators]. National force ["skilful destroyers"] will put the church in the World Council of Churches. But the power of God will put the people in the Bride. The world forces this way, and the world forces that way, but God forces upward, the Spirit of God, which is the Word of God"My Word is Spirit and Life will put the Bride in her place," 'cause she'll recognize her position in the Word; then she's in Christwill put her in her place. No national force will do it. But the national force did drive Israel to the homeland. The national forces of the [Rockefellers'] Council of Churches will drive every organization into it, but the power of God will raise the Bride into glory, out of it" (Recognizing your Day and Its Message, p. 34:192; 1980 Jewish Almanac, p. 3).
"We Jews, we are the Destroyers and will remain the Destroyers. Nothing you can do will meet our demands and needs. We will forever destroy because we want a world of our own" (Maurice Samuels, You Gentiles, p. 155; Benjamin Franklin; Genesis 3:15). These "skilful destroyers," of apostate (once) Christian nations are presently persecuting political Islam, forcing innocent people into World War III against political Zion with the objective of bringing both under submission to their god Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. I believe World War III has been ongoing at least since 9/11 but has not yet reached the "hot stage" which will be precipitated by the earthquakes prophesied by Haggai, Zechariah, Jesus Messiah and others, sinking Los Angeles, cleaving the Mount of Olives and demolishing the Dome of the Rock at the close of the Gentile dispensation and the start of Daniel's Seventieth Week. The military blueprint for this war was determined in 1871. After "the world sitteth still, and [is again] at rest" Rome will break her covenant with the self-styled Jewish banksters, then Judaeo-Communist Russia will annihilate both the United States and Vatican City State, and Armageddon will set in.
This vision carries forward the assurance given in the first vision by explaining the provision God has made for repelling the foes of elect Israelites of the Old Covenantfrom the Captivity to the close of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Hebrews 10:30-31, "God has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will recompense, says the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God". nl865.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.