Bible Believers' Newsletter 867
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Today we continue our study of the Book of Zechariah, and our news events include what appears to be a false flag/black op in Sydney's CBD wherein three lost their lives.
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.
Historic Speech in Damascus sends Shockwaves around the World
December 13, 2014 Last week Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of Veterans Today delivered an Historic Keynote Address at the International Conference on Combating Terrorism and Religious Extremism held in Damascus, Syria. This speech is sending shock-waves around the World . . .
Duff explained that what is going on in Iraq and Syria with ISIS is not Terrorism, it is simply CRIME. That is, it is the works of an international Crime Cabal which has gotten control of the American Congress. Yes, this is a large Organized Crime problem that must be understood at its simple root cause.
Duff identified this Crime Cabal as Israeli and pointed out that this is Worldwide Crime on a scale never experienced before.
Duff explained how the illegal Supreme Court Decision of Citizens United made it possible for an Israeli-American Organized crime magnate now operating out of Macao, Sheldon Adelson to essentially buy control of both Houses of Congress in the last election and being able to bring Congress under control of this International Crime Syndicate which specializes in human trafficking and narcotics.
Duff also identified American Generals McInerney and Vallely as being involved in organizing Daish along with Senator John McCain.
He also pointed out that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel [who has just resigned] was the one that prevented the American bombing of Syria in response to the False-Flag gas attack at Aleppo, Syria.
This keynote address delivered by Gordon Duff was historic because for the very first time ever a Top Intel and Security Consultant publicly explained how the problem with ISIS/Daish is not terrorism but is Crime. He clarified that ISIS/Daish is a result of Criminal Behavior of an Israeli-based International Crime Syndicate which essentially bought control over the US Congress during the last election.
Here is Gordon Duff's keynote speech which was historical and is now sending shock-waves around the World.
It should now be clear to everyone that the creation of ISIS/Daish occurred not because of Terrorism, but because of the undue influence exercised on the American Political system by this Israeli based Crime Syndicate in which a faction inside the American Congress, Military and Intel has been manipulated into supporting the creation of ISIS/Daish.
It is easy to imagine why Duff's frank disclosure in his keynote address that the real problem on the ground in Iraq and Syria is Crime and the handy-work of an international Israeli Crime Cabal immediately changed the tone of the conference, and is now sending shock-waves around the World.
This is the first time ever that these issues have been clarified for the Syrian Security Services and Military as well as to Intel, Military and Diplomatic representatives from all over the World.
In days and weeks to follow it is expected that such an Historic disclosure based on hard Intel will change the scope and tone of the discussion about what is really going on in Iraq and Syria on the ground and how a worldwide criminal enterprise is behind it . . .
No criminal Cabal or conspiracy this large can exist without utmost secrecy, which no longer exists thanks to Duff's keynote address and complete disclosure . . . Thanks to Duff the Jig is about up for this International Israeli linked Crime Cabal, some have identified as the International Zionist Crime Cabal (IZCS) which has formed an alliance with the Bush Crime Cabal (BCC) which is now being completely identified all over the Worldwide Internet. It is now realized by many that the BCC was formed when Bush I ran the Assassination of JFK and rose to power, able to deeply embed his operatives in the CIA, the Military, Congress, the Department of Justice and the Judiciary.
Now if anyone doubts that ISIS/Daish was set up under the Money Power of the International Zionist Crime Cabal (IZCS) [note the cabala] operating out of Israel which has now gained Control of the US Congress, consider this. All ISIS/Daish wounded are taken to Israel for medical treatment, all expenses paid and those that can be are returned to Iraq or Syria to attack, torture, murder and asset strip innocent civilians, pretending to be Islamic Terrorists. This is all done in order to create mass confusion and to empower those governments that exist off the spoils of pushing solutions to their synthetic terrorism which is really nothing more than a massive Organized Crime Operation to make money and accrue more power. How do we know that the Criminal cabal has truly gained control over the US Congress? We now have actual specific evidence which has uncovered the Crime Cabal's control over Congress through the use of large bribes and threats of assassination . . .
And the worst of all this is the ability of the Crime Cabal to use American Generals and a sitting US Senator to start up and run ISIS/ISIL/Daish. This is truly disgusting but there is actually even more to this story. Because the honest faction of the US Military is now targeting some ISIS positions, what we actually have now is a Secret American Civil War being fought in Iraq. And now China has offered military help to the Iraqi government. Unless John McCain is stopped in his rise to become Chairman of the Armed Service Committee, he may be able to exert serious pressure and be able to push America into another War in Iraq (maybe Syria, Iran and the Ukraine too) and his actions could trigger a nuclear WW3 with the Russian Federation and President Putin who has just about had enough . . . Full story: veteranstoday.com
Comment: Resting from the MH370 and MH317 false flag/black flag ops, Australia has experienced what appears to be another staged or false flag/black event right in Sydney's CBD incriminating protagonists in the long-planned World War III and other "Muslim terrorist" false flags worldwide. The gunman shot one and police shot him and one of his hostages. The media have compared it to the 1985 Port Arthur Massacre in Tasmania allegedly by the CIA in which thirty-five were killed and innocent Martin Bryant imprisoned without trial and his wealth expropriated.
Role of 9/11 in justifying Torture and War: Criminalization of the US State Apparatus. Senate Report on CIA Torture a Whitewash
December 11, 2014 We all know by now that the 9/11 official narrative is a fabrication. The official 9/11 story is that Osama bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks. Lest we forget, bin Laden was hospitalized in a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi on September 9, 2001.
9/11 was used as a pretext, a casus belli to wage an illegal war against Afghanistan. What we are dealing with is the criminalization of the US State apparatus.
Jihadists were not behind the 9/11 attacks. The evidence points to a conspiracy at the highest levels of US government including the involvement of the intelligence apparatus . . .
Nobody is to be held responsible. The report is in essence a political whitewash . . . The fact that torture has been routinely applied since the establishment of the CIA under the Truman presidency, extensively applied in Latin America, Africa and South East Asia, is casually dismissed . . . Every single administration since the end of World War II has endorsed the practices of torture . . . Today's legal system in America has all the essential features of an inquisitorial order, which supports torture and provides a green light to CIA atrocities . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
The Russian Roadblock: Bilderberg vs. Putin
December 10, 2014 Daniel Estulin, the foremost (non-member) expert on Bilderberg, reported in June 2012 that the "top headache" for the Bilderberg participants at that May 2012 meeting was Russian President Vladimir Putin because of his "opposition to war in Syria and Iran," his "belligerence with respect to US bases encircling Russia," his "insistence on maintaining state sovereignty intact," and his plans for another natural gas pipeline to Europe (South Stream) that "could turn into a major victory for Russia" at the expense of competing plans (the Nabucco pipeline) backed by Bilderberg members . . .
Estulin noted a Bilderberg "campaign to delegitimize Putin," financed by "some very angry and powerful Anglo-American elites." Present at that 2012 conclave were top executives from Royal Dutch Shell (CEO Peter Voser and Chair Jorma Ollila) and BP (CEO Robert Dudley). Also present was then-Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, now US Secretary of State . . .
Interestingly, Daniel Estulin further reported that at the May 2012 Bilderberg meeting, ". . . one European Bilderberger openly admitted [that] 'Putin is by far the most formidable opponent in the world stage to our plans.' What makes [the] Bilderberg position that much more difficult is Putin's moral position in 'protecting and promoting its [Russia's] national interest'."
In other words, Putin had done nothing wrong, and the Bilderberg participants knew it. But he is in the way of "our plans," whatever those may be. Full story: counterpunch.org
Comment: Russia's rouble resumed its free fall Tuesday as oil prices—the country's main source of revenue—continued to slide and an extraordinary move by the Russian Central Bank failed to halt the currency's steady fall. "The situation is critical," Central Bank Deputy Chairman Sergei Shvetsov said, as Russia faced its worst financial crisis since a debt default in 1998. "Even in our worst dreams we could not have imagined a year ago that something like this was possible" (usatoday.com). Fifteen Russian billionaires lost a total of $8.65 billion in 48 Hours. Jewish-ruled Saudi Arabia is flooding the market with enough cheaply produced oil to all but bury Russia's oil industry!
Two-thirds of Russia's foreign currency earnings come from oil exports, which finance half of its annual budget. Forecasts now project Russia will fall into recession next year . . .
December 13, 2014 Fiction: After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over . . . it's just getting started. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: Fact: Instead of heeding the warning from God's Prophet, Hollywood's Mammonite Jews are out to make a buck. The sinking of Los Angeles, Hollywood, and a 1,500x300-400 mile segment of earth's crust beneath the ocean will be far worse than the movie, moving earth from its axis with tidal waves washing Islands and coastlines around the world. Scores if not hundreds of millions will perish on that day (Revelation 16:18-20; 18:21-24).
The Mammonites have an incorrect date in the trailer if the earthquake takes place next year. I feel next year will begin global depression and 2016 the earthquake ending the Gentile dispensation with the destruction of the Dome on the Rock igniting the "hot stage" of the ongoing World War III which will see Israel and the United States defeated, the collapse of the US dollar, all other currencies and global economic collapse. We shall see.
'Prescient' Jewish war criminal Henry Kissinger, speaking at Evian, France, on 21 May 1992 stated: "Today Americans would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or PROMULGATED, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government" . . .
His forebears caused the atomic reaction that brought the Great Flood and he appears to confirm they have planned the sinking of Los Angeles by an "outside threat from beyond [the US], whether real or PROMULGATED" by the 'hidden hand'.
Chinese Academic: China using Jewish Model to take over US & West
November 25, 2014 Indian business students read Mein Kampf, westerners Machiavelli and Sun Tzu. The Chinese? They study Jewish tribal evolutionary strategy.
"Do the Jews Really Control America?" asked a top Chinese newsweekly newspaper recently.
"That's what the data shows us. It is undeniable from my perspective." Professor Xu Xin told the IB Business Times when asked this question at a Jewish study group in late October. "They run your media, univerisities and much of your government."
The professor and his colleagues are so convinced that the Jews run the west, particularly, the US, that they've conducted a study to see "how the Chinese can follow suit and match Jewish success running western institutions."
"Yes I think it is obvious that Jews control western world. They tell you who to wage war on, who to fight, who to support and how to spend your money. This is what we Chinese want to understand when we study Jewish dominance and hegemony of west." Professor Xu Xin stated in the recent IB interview . . .
"There are literally so many instances of how you have fallen for Jewish tricks. Hitler was the last person to openly contest Jewish rule and look how he is viewed. He is hated because of what Jews taught you with their films and books. We Chinese are amused at how gullible white men are. We want to find the same way to shape your thoughts. This is why we study them (Jews) . . ."
The Chinese recognise the world's wealth is still in Americans' pockets and Americans are in Jews' pockets.
Although this would rightly be seen as alarming in other contexts, it is seen as academic study here in China. In China, where Jews are widely perceived as clever and accomplished, they are meant as compliments. Scan the shelves in any bookstore in China and you are likely to find best-selling self-help books based on Jewish knowledge. Most focus on how to make cash. Titles range from 101 Money Earning Secrets From Jews' Notebooks to Learn To Make Money With the Jews . . ." Full story: europeanknightsproject.com
No autism in never-vaccinated Children
"I have not seen autism with the Amish," said Dr. Frank Noonan, a family practitioner in Lancaster County, Pa., who has treated thousands of Amish for a quarter-century. "You'll find all the other stuff, but we don't find the autism. We're right in the heart of Amish country and seeing none, and that's just the way it is."
In Chicago, Homefirst Medical Services treats thousands of never-vaccinated children whose parents received exemptions through Illinois' relatively permissive immunization policy. Homefirst's medical director, Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, told us he is not aware of any cases of autism in never-vaccinated children; the national rate is 1 in 175, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We have a fairly large practice," Eisenstein told us. "We have about 30,000 or 35,000 children that we've taken care of over the years, and I don't think we have a single case of autism in children delivered by us who never received vaccines. "We do have enough of a sample," Eisenstein said. "The numbers are too large to not see it. We would absolutely know. We're all family doctors. If I have a child with autism come in, there's no communication. It's frightening. You can't touch them. It's not something that anyone would miss."
Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, a Florida family practitioner with ties to families who homeschool their children for religious reasons, told Age of Autism he has proposed such a study in that group. "I said I know I can tap into this community and find you large numbers of unvaccinated homeschooled," said Bradstreet, "and we can do simple prevalence and incidence studies in them, and my gut reaction is that you're going to see no autism in this group" . . . Full story: whale.to
Comment: Many complimentary links.
In 1660 the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a statute saying, "The Observance of Christmas having been deemed a sacrilege, the exchanging of gifts and greetings, dressing in fine clothings, feasting and similar satanical practices, are hereby FORBIDDEN, with the offender liable to a fine of five shillings.
Opposition to the observance of Christmas continued just past the second half of the Nineteenth Century. An article in the December 26, 1855 edition of the New York Daily Times stated:
"The churches of the Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists were not open on December 25 except where some mission schools had a celebration. They do not accept the day as a holy one, but the Episcopalian, Catholic and German churches were all open. Inside they were decked with evergreens."
The Puritans knew the truth about Christmas and regarded it as a pagan holiday. It would be good if all believers followed their example. Christmas is not "the foundation of the apostles and prophets" upon which Christ built His Church.
The Bible is God's complete and final revelation to man, and it tells us everything we need to know for our spiritual lives (II Timothy 3:16). We don't have to go outside the Bible for anything. God's Word tells us how we're to worship, how we're to give money for the support of the Lord's work, how to evangelize the lost, how to observe the Lord's Supper and everything else pertaining to the Christian life. But not once in the Bible does God tell us to celebrate Christmas! We're told to remember the Lord's death, but nowhere are we told to celebrate His birth.
God's people are supposed to be Bible people. We are supposed to live by the teaching of the God's holy Word. So the very fact that Christmas is never mentioned in the Bible is sufficient reason for us not to have anything to do with it. But that's not all.
Christmas started with the sun worshipers in the time of Nimrod, the man who supervised the building of the tower of Babel. And that's another reason why I don't celebrate Christmas. Thousands of years before Jesus was born, heathens in every country observed December 25th as the birthday of a god who was called the sun-god. Semiramis, the widow of Nimrod, was his mother. She claimed to be the queen of heaven. And she had a son who was supposed to have been born on December 25th; his name was Tammuz.
According to all the heathen religions of that time, Tammuz had a miraculous birth; and for centuries his birthday was celebrated with feasts, revelry and drunken orgies. The heathen celebrated Tammuz' birthday according to the very example he set for them. He was the world's greatest lover of women, strong drink, dirty jokes and other sensual fun. It is said that he loved everybody and that everybody loved him. And it was on December 25th that all the pagan religions celebrated the birthday of Tammuz, the son-god.
This is all clearly brought out in Alexander Hislop's great book, "The Two Babylon's." Any reputable encyclopedia will also verify these facts.
"Christmas was NOT, according to many authorities celebrated in the first centuries of the Christian churches as Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons rather than their birth. A feast was established in memory of the birth of the Saviour in the FOURTH CENTURY. In the Fifth Century the Western Church (Roman Catholic) ordered it to be celebrated forever on the day of the old Roman feast of the birth of Sol. The holly, mistletoe, the yule log and the wassail bowl are of pre-Christian times. The Christmas tree has been traced back to the Romans. It went from Germany to Great Britain" (Encyclopedia Americana).
"Christmas (i.e., the Mass of Christ) was not among the earliest festivals of the church" (Encyclopedia Britannica).
After Constantine became Emperor of Rome, he forced all the pagans of his empire to be baptized into the Church. Thus pagans far outnumbered true Christians.
Since the church worshiped the Lord Jesus as the Son of God, when the 25th of December rolled around and the pagans wanted to worship Tammuz, their sun-god, Constantine knew that he would have to do something. So he had the church combine the worship of Tammuz with the birthday of Christ, and a special mass was declared to keep everyone happy. Thus pagan worship was brought into the Christian church and called "Christ-mass".
The exchanging of gifts, the Christmas tree, the singing of carols and Santa Claus are all pagan origin. These all crept into the church during or after the Fourth Century.
After Constantine became the Emperor of Rome he forced all the pagans of his empire to be baptized into the Church. Thus pagans far outnumbered true Christians.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the famous English preacher of Nineteenth Century, said:
"We have no superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas . . . we find no scriptural word whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Saviour; and consequently, it's observance is a superstition, because (it's) not of divine authority . . . probably the fact is that the 'holy days' (were) arranged to fit in with the heathen festivals . . . how absurd to think we could do it in the spirit of the world, with a Jack Frost clown, a deceptive worldly Santa Claus, and a mixed program of sacred truth with fun, deception, and faction."
Zechariah's Fourth Vision
In the third successive vision of Zechariah's apocalypse the Lord laid a sure foundation for the glowing assurances and promises contained in his first and second visions by revealing the fact of divine forgiveness. Sin had been the cause of all of Israel's previous troubles, and its continuance would bring them all back (Matthew 12:43-45). Hence the need and value of the great truth expressed in the dramatic form and rich symbolism of this his fourth vision.
Zechariah's expansive and unambiguous revelation of the universality of the Messianic dispensation is apparent even on a perfunctory assessment of his visions which saw the Kingdom of Israel enlarged by the union of myriads of Christians from every Adamic family (Isaiah 2:1-4; 65:18-19; Micah 4:1-5), with the boundaries of the Old Covenant enlarged until they are coextensive with the limits of the habitable earth (Zechariah 6:15; 8:20-23; 9:10; 14:9-16). He foresees the sacred inscription on the crown of the high priest, HOLINESS TO THE LORD, that proclaimed his entire consecration to the priestly function, engraved hereafter even on the bells of the horses in token of the fact all creation is to be holy in communion with He who is Most Holy.
Zechariah's Fourth Vision
Zechariah 3:1-5, "The interpreting angel [William Branham] showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord [as mediator interceding in behalf of Jerusalem], with Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. But the Lord said to Satan, I reject your accusations, Satan; I the Lord [who now and habitually] choose Jerusalem [through election (I Peter 1:2)] rebuke you: Jerusalem (Zechariah 2:12) is as a burning stick plucked out of the fire."
"Now Joshua was standing before the Angel of the Lord clad in filthy garments, [representing the abject state of the priesthood and people at the return from Babylon]. And the Angel said to those ministering before him, Remove the filthy garments from him. And turning to Joshua he said, I have removed the iniquity [of that land (verse 9)] that was upon you, and I will clothe you with high priestly festal robes of "beauty and glory" [dignifying imputed righteousness]. And I said, Let them put a clean turban [emblematic of purity and forgiveness] on his head. So they put a clean turban on his head, and dressed him in garments while the Angel of the Lord stood by [presiding over and approving the ceremony]."
In these first five verses Joshua the high priest of the restoration of the Temple stands before the Angel of the Lord opposed by Satan. And there was no denying the truthfulness of Satan's accusations, but Joshua is forgiven, and instead of damning the office of Israel's high priest and mediator, the iniquities he bears in behalf of Israel are forgiven and placed on Satan's accountnot because Joshua or Israel is innocentbut in the sovereign grace and purpose of God's elective love. Had the Lord cast off Judah entirely as He did Israel and recalled His grace promised to the patriarchs, there would be no room for Messiah to appear in accordance with the ancient prophecies, for the confessed sins of Israel sufficed to secure their final rejection from God and thus eliminate the prospect of a blessing for all families of Adam's race.
Jerusalem is as "a firebrand plucked out of the burning" as Amos prophesied when he foretold how the Lord would "sift the house of Israel among all nations as one shakes a sieve, yet not the least elect grain will fall to the earth, but all the sinners who boast, "God will not harm us[we are g_d's chosen people"]will die by the sword of God's Word during the great tribulation (Revelation 19:15). In that day the Lord will restore the fallen tabernacle of Davidthe whole house of Israelnot Jewryas the millennium temple of David's greater Son, Jesus Messiah, built of 144,000 elect and precious living stones, 12,000 from each tribe. . ." (Amos 4:11 9:15).
Amos prophesied to the Northern kingdom as Zechariah prophesied to the southern kingdom which will be reunited for their common destiny under Christ and His Bride in the millennium. It is interesting to note both prophets are distinguished in their insight into the moral and spiritual meaning of the Mosaic dispensation as "the shadow and type of good things to come and not their very image" (Hebrews 10:1), illustrating Paul's statement: "the Law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith [not works, as Judaism and Judaeo-Catholicism teach]" (Galatians 3:24).
The former prophet draws from an allusion to the Coming Messiah and the angels to the Seven Church Ages in God's first Bible, "The Gospel in the Stars." In Amos 5:7-8 he says, "[By your carnal misapplication of the Law and pagan idolatry of the golden calves set up in Bethel and Dan and astrology under the same principle as Rome's images and icons] you turn justice into an image of bitter wrong, trampling righteousness under foot! Seek Him who made the seven stars [Pleiades] and Orion, and turns darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night: who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the surface of the earth: The Lord is His Name." Like the Romans, they were worshipping natural types in creation instead of the Creator in His antitypes.
Zechariah draws upon Israel's high priest and his assistants who minister in the Presence at the Altar of Incense before the Holy of Holies to portray their antitype, Jesus Messiah and the Messengers to the seven Church Ages whose ministries manifest the mystery of God revealed in Israel's glorified King and His Queen whom Israel must recognize in His 'parousia' Coming to them and "anoint the Most Holy Place" (Daniel 9:24) in order for the nation to be born again in one day. And in the last six verses the high priest swears that the priesthood is restored to the repatriated Judahites as a token of the coming Branch whose ministry will remove sin once and for all and restore the Kingdom to Israel.
Zechariah 3:6-10, "The Angel of the Lord solemnly charged Joshua, THUS SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS; If you will walk in My ways, and keep My precepts, then you will also judge [Israel] My house [to ensure its sanctification], and guard My courts [from idolatry and ungodliness], and I will permit you to enter and depart My Presence in the sanctuary among the attendant priests [typed by the Seraphim] in the discharge of your priestly duties."
The Angel of the Lord addresses both Joshua and his associates who minister in the Holy Place because they are shadows and types of Jesus and His messengers to the coming Church Ages whose ministry would complete the days of grace and mediation and introduce Messiah's second or 'parousia' Coming as King of kings and Judge in the office of Son of man; first to we Gentiles, thence to Israel in "the time of Jacob's trouble." If you do not understand why He was once a Mediator, that He has not been a Mediator since the opening of the Seven Seals in 1963, and why we as His end-time Bride and after us our 144,000 Israelite servants neither have nor will require a mediator, you are admonished to study "Christ's Mediation".
"Listen and take heed, O high priest Joshua, you and your colleagues seated before you: for they are significant men [who type the seven angels to the coming Church Ages (Isaiah 8:18; 20:3; Ezekiel 12:11)], while you, Joshua type My Servant, Messiah, the BRANCH [or offshoot of the almost extinct house of David (Isaiah 11:1; 53:2; Jeremiah 33:15; Ezekiel 34:23-24; Zechariah 6:12)]. In Ezekiel 17:22-24 the Lord having described the house of Judah as the once "high cedar" plucked up by the roots and left to wither and die, declares that He will take from its topmost boughs [the house of David], "a tender twig," and plant it in Mount Zion where it shall take root, and grow, and spread, until it commands universal admiration so every tree of the field acknowledges its superiority and every fowl of heaven seeks its shelter.
The monarchy which under David and Solomon stood like a majestic and wide-spreading tree now lies in ruinsits huge trunk cut down, mangled, burned. But from the stump there should come a slender shoot, which in the course of time (from lowly, unpretentious and uncompromising origins) should grow up into a mighty monarch of the forest, putting out limbs and foliage under which whole nations should collect themselves.
The term "Branch" does not refer to a limb in the sense of one upon many on the same tree but one shoot that springs up from the root, and which, though small at first, becomes a tree of wonderful qualities. Brother Branham often spoke of grafted branches, citing the example of an orange tree into which lime, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin and other citrus branches are grafted. These he likens to denominationsall are grafted into the Vine but each bears its own fruitthe Anglican bears more Anglicans, the Baptist more Baptists, and Pentecostals multiply Pentecostals, whereas when the Tree puts forth a new branch it bears Christians"written epistles of the present Truth!" Jesus said, "Let them grow together until the harvest," at which time they will be known by their fruits, or revelation! "The reapers are the angels," and the seven angels or sevenfold Spirit of God that anointed the messengers to the seven Church AgePaul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham, each with a measure of the Spirit which together brought the fullness of the Spirit in these last days. Hence Brother Branham said, "The Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is to come according to Luke 17:30. The Son of man is to reveal Himself among His people: not a man, God. But it'll come through a prophet" (Trying to do God a Service without it being His Will, p. 33:212). And He will reap by the Prophet's Message or "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6, which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians confirmed by the heavenly Voice of Revelation 18:4 calling the wise and foolish virgin out of the vine and into the Root!
He said, "And when I got off the platform, this great leader raised up, he said, "You didn't mean that," he said, "we know that we're all grafted in." Well, that is true that we are grafted, stump grafted, that's right; but not in the Vine, grafted" (ibid, p. 4:31). Jesus was the "Root and Offspring of David," and we have to be grafted into that Root, not into the branches of Lutheran, Wesleyan, Pentecostal or any other Church Age, but into Christ the Capstone. "The stone which the builders rejected, has become the Head of the Corner [or five-sided Capstone signifying grace (Zechariah 4:7)] this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes" (Matthew 21:42)!
"He will be the Foundation Stone of the true Temple, [a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens (Ephesians 2:20; Hebrews 9:11; I Peter 2:6)] upon that One Stone shall be seven eyes ["which are the sevenfold Spirit of God sent forth into all the earth" as the anointed Messages of seven Church Age Messengers bringing new birth to the elect of each Age (Revelation 5:6)]: behold, I will engrave its inscription [and reveal its mystery in the days of the voice of the Seventh angel (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4, 7)], and by this revelation [through the ministry of Israel's 'Moses' and 'Elijah'] I will remove the iniquity of the land [of Israel] in one day. In that day, you will all live in peace and prosperity, each with his own home to which he can invite his neighbours to share millennium blessings under his vine and under his fig tree".
Like Zechariah's first three visions, his fourth encompasses over 2,500 years from Judah's return from captivity to restore Jerusalem and rebuild Solomon's temple to the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel in the millennium; almost the duration of "the times of the Gentiles".
Brother Branham explained, the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to Earth in W_O_R_D form as Paul taught in I Corinthians 13:10: "When the fullness of the Word is come, PART-Word and mediation for ignorance will be done away." As it is! The Seventh Seal capped the pyramid after the Laodicean Church Age signifying redemption is over and the pyramid of the elect Church and Body of the Lord is completed. His end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites foreknown to receive the fullness of the Word were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary. Unlike the PART-Word saints our new birth does not entail intercession; when the last of His end-time Bride recognizes her place in the Word and takes their position in the Body, we will all go Home.
Brother Branham said: Zechariah 3:8-9, "Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that set with thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth My Servant [Christ] the Branch. For behold the Stone that I will lay before Joshua; upon . . . One Stone shall be seven eyesseven eyes: behold, I will engrave the engraving thereon, saith the LORD of hosts . . . I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day." Now, let's turn over to Zechariah 4:104:10. Listen.
"For who has despised the day of small things?. . . [God in simplicity. See?] . . . for they shall rejoice, and . . . see the plummet in the hands of Zerubbabel with those seven; these are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth".
The seven eyeseyes mean seeing. Seeing means prophetsseers. This Lamb had seven horns, and on each horn had an eyeseven eyes.
What is it? Christ and His Bride. Seven Church Ages, out of there was seven prophets that went forth, seven seers, eyes. So the last one must be a seer. All right (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 102:2-6). It is the pyramid Enoch built, the Bible in stone, Christ's Kingdom that Zechariah saw in his fourth vision.
Zechariah saw the same visions the Lord showed to John when he was caught up in the Spirit into the yet future Day of the Lord, but with different symbols because in his day the Temple in Jerusalem was God's chosen place of worship under the blood of natural lambs, whereas John saw the visions at a later stage of their development when God's chosen place of worship is under the Blood of the risen Lamb and the Temple is our Lord Jesus in "Jerusalem which is above and is free, which is the mother of us all" (Deuteronomy 16:2; Galatians 4:26). This is the vision Christ's end-time Bride is seeing now, Revelation 5:6: "Between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I . . . . (your name here) . . . . saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." So the interpreting angel of Zechariah 3:1 who led he and John to understand their visions has to be the angel to the seventh Church Age, because the mystery of God was sealed to the time of the end, which was the close of the Laodicean Church Age when Christ opened the Seals, and Brother Branham was the one man to whom Jesus revealed these things (Revelation 1:1; 10:4-7; Daniel 12:4, 9).
Before Christ opened the Seven Seals Brother Branham recounted the Spiritual dreams of a number of Brethren concerning the five-sided Capstone, including the dream of Methodist minister Brother Junior Jackson, and he said, "I dreamed a dream," and there it was [shown to Brother Branham as a vision]. I just set still. And I listened and watched [as the Lord replayed Brother Jackson's dream in a vision]. He said, "I dreamed that there was a great big hill, like out in a field where bluegrass, or something was." And said, "Up on top of this hill, where the water had washed away the soil, there was a top rock up on top of the hill; like the top of the mountain. It was rock, no grass. And where the water had washed down, it had cut some kind of readings on these stones, and you were standing there interpreting this reading on these stones." And said, "All of it. . ." And here's the way he put it, said, "The brethren from Georgia, and from all around, we were all standing together, listening to you interpret that mysterious writing on those stones . . . that mountain."
[That was the revelation of the letters to the Seven Church Ages manifest as "written epistles known and read of all men" in the "lively stones" of the Church Age saints who made up the body of the pyramid].
And said, "Then you picked up something, like from the air, something like a wrecking bar, or a crowbar," wasn't it, brother? Something like that, a wrecking bar, real sharp, and said, "How you done it, I don't know." And said, "You struck the top of that mountain, ripped it around, and lifted the cap of it off. It was in the shape of a pyramid. And you ripped the top of it off." Now, that was months and months and months before the pyramid message ["The Stature of A Perfect Man October 14, 1962] was preached. And said, "Beneath that was white stone, granite, and you said, 'The sun, or the light, has never shined on this before. Look in on this. Watch this'."
"And that's right, because in the formation of the world, the world was formed before there was light. We all know that. God moved upon the water, and then in the beginning He spoke for light. And naturally, down under there in the age that formation was, that light had never come upon that stone" (Sirs, is this the Sign of the End-Time? p. 14:8 15:1).
The natural types the Spiritual: he is speaking of the Capstone of the pyramid, the mystery of God, the unwritten Seventh Seal (Revelation 8:1) or mysteries of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 sealed from the foundation of the world to the time Christ claimed the Book of redemption and shone the Light on their mystery through His Prophet (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:1-7).
The Prophet continues, "You notice, the writing that was on the rocks; I was interpreting it for them. They were elated. That's the mystery of God that's been not understood for years. Could that be that? And then notice. In some mysterious way, we picked up out of the air a sharp tool that opened up the top, and in there was white granite, but it wasn't interpreted. There was no letters. I didn't interpret that, Junior. I just looked at it, and said to the brethren, "Look on this," and that's fulfilled tonight. While they were studying that, I slipped towards the west. What for? Maybe to understand the interpretation of what's written in the top of this. Could it be?" (Sirs, is this the Sign of the End-Time? p. 47:6, December 30, 1962).
It was, and Brother Branham announced that in two or three days he and his family would be relocating west to Tucson where he would wait upon the Lord for the interpretation of the mysterious Seven Thunders which is the unwritten Word of the Seventh Seal that unveils the mystery of the Six Written Seals and brought back the fullness of the Word in the 'parousia' Coming of the Headstone.
One morning in January, 1963, shortly after he had relocated to Tucson, Brother Branham looked from the window of his apartment to a distant spot in the Catalina Mountains, and heard the Angel of the Lord say to him, "Go there." At about 8.30 that morning he entered the canyon, drove up as far as he could, and set out on foot. He found himself in Sabino Canyon "up where the eagles were flying"; there in the midst of some jagged rocks he felt the Presence of the Lord and knelt down. Praying holding his hands out to God up on top of that mountain, a Sword dropped into his hand with a pearl handle and a blade about three feet long glistened in the Sun. Then a Voice that shook the canyon said, "This is the King's Sword." Later the Angel of the Lord revealed it was the Word in the hand. This was the "crowbar" or "sharp tool" that opened the revelation of the unwritten Seventh Seal that caps the pyramid.
If you read the following pages of the Seals Book you will find Brother Branham states repeatedly that Christ is no longer a Mediator, and he quotes Daniel 7:10, "the judgment was set and the books were opened." Christ's intercession for ignorance of the fullness of the Word is over, because all those predestinated to be the PART-Word members of His Body have been sealed. Hence Brother Branham titled this teaching, "The BREACH between the Church Ages and the [Revelation of the Seven] Seals." A breach is a breaking of covenant as in the violation of a marriage contract, and when the last saint was baptized into the Laodicean part of the Body, Christ found the nominal church "lukewarm" in its affection (Revelation 3:14-20; II Timothy 3; 4). This diagram illustrates the Body at the end of Laodicea but before the Seven Seals were unveiled; their revelation is the sole path whereby Christ's end-time Bride may cross the chasm into the "door open in heaven" to form His Capstone Bride. "And it only is to be revealed at the last day when this actual Seal is broken. Broken to who? Not to Christ, but to the Church. Notice, now. Oh, my, that just makes me tremble. I hope that the Church truly understands it. (See what I mean?), you people. I'm going to call you Bride. (See?) That you'll understand it" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 139:7).
He speaks thus because the Church has been called and sealed as per the diagram, and his Message is Matthew 25:6-7, the third exodus calling the Bride OUT of Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches to meet the Bridegroom. "At midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom; come OUT to meet Him"! Then all those virgins [both wise AND foolish] arose, and trimmed their lamps".
This is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 confirmed by the heavenly Voice of Revelation 18:4 by means of which the virgins trim their lamps of the carbon of Judaeo-Roman creed and ritual that they may walk in the Light of the "present Truth." Satan is the prince of the power of the air, which is essential to all natural life and a type of the fourth dimension through which we contact the spirit world and receive spiritual Life or death to our soul. Satan's children make a carnal impersonation by claiming there is too much carbon in the atmosphere when there is no carbon in the atmosphere but 0.0037% carbon dioxide, the essential building block of all life. The whole of creation would benefit were there a far higher percentage of CO2 in our atmosphere, but these Mammonites are the children and servants of the pale horse rider, whose name is Death (I Timothy 6:10; Revelation 6:8).
Now please compare the situation of us Gentiles and indeed the world at the end of the Laodicean Church Age with apostate Israel in the days of Zechariah. Had grace and election not embraced Israel by restoring Joshua, their mediator, there would have been no room for Messiah to appear in accord with the ancient prophecies, for the confessed sins of Israel had been sufficient to secure their final rejection from God and thus eliminate the prospect of a blessing for all families of Adam's race. Likewise the Gentile Church was apostate "and knew it not" (Revelation 3:17-20) as the Israel nation has been for 2,000 years (Romans 11:25). Since Christ was no longer a Mediator there is no way His end-time Bride could have been born-again to complete the Body had God not ordained Brother Branham to stand in the breach, and no way for Messiah to return to Israel.
Speaking of the seven angels, seraphim, theophanies or constellation of the seven stars of the Pleiades that type the messengers to the seven Church Ages, Brother Branham described how on March 8 he was caught up into the constellation signified by the Shekinah or Pillar of Cloud that appeared publicly on February 28, 1963 as "the sign of Christ's [second or 'parousia'] Coming" (Psalm 19; Zechariah 3:8-9; Matthew 24:3; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7, 16, 20). These photographs were published in the May 17 issue of Life Magazine. "And did you notice that one Angel, I said in there, was a strange Angel? He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. You remember that? They were in a constellationthree on a side and one on top. And the one right next to me here, counting from the left to the right, would've been the seventh Angel. He was brighter, meant more to me than the rest of them. You remember, I said he had his chest out like that, and was flying eastward. You remember like that? And I said, "It picked me up, lifted me up." Do you remember that?"
"Here it is. The one with the Seventh Seal, the thing that I've wondered all my life. Amen. Them other Seals meant a lot to me, of course, but, oh, you don't know what this has meant. . ." (ibid, p. 560:4 561:1). "And the Earth was en-lightened with His glory" (Revelation 18:1). Three days after the earthquake that will end the Gentile dispensation this Angel will be seen "ascending from the east, having the Seal of the living God" in the sign of Christ's 'parousia' Coming "and His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives" (Zechariah 14:4; Ezekiel 43:2; Matthew 24:30-31; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). "And the SUN of righteousness will arise with regeneration and resurrection in His beams [first to Christ's Bride of all Ages, then]. . . to en-Lighten Israel with His glory through the Message of two Hebrew prophets" (Zechariah 4; Malachi 4:2; Revelation 7:2-8; 11:1-12; Ezekiel 1:28; 10:4).
You too, little Bride, have been caught up into that constellation of angels or Word, that formed and capped the pyramid, for throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end time Bridenot the Churchthe Bride. The Church was finished before the Seals were revealed. Revelation 4:1-2, "After this I . . . . (insert your name) . . . . saw, and behold, a door was open in heaven: and the first Voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show you things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the Spirit: and beheld a throne set in heaven, and One [not three] sat on the throne."
Having been "enlightened or [illuminated] with His glory" by the Seventh unwritten Seal which is the revelation of the previous six written Seals, you trimmed your wick, entered into and became one with the five-sided stone of Zechariah 3:9, Christ the Capstone, "the living Stone, disallowed by men, but chosen by God, and precious".
Aren't you glad that you can say, "I'm one of them"!
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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.