Bible Believers' Newsletter 875
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your brother-in-Christ
There are fascinating developments in the news this week. For those with eyes to see, Scripture is unfolding in real time, but there has been silence from our Jew-controlled media. So be sure you follow the links.
The Lord allotted man three score and ten years. And from May 6, 1947 when the First Committee of the UN determined the make-up of the UN Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) to 2017 will be 70 years. Jesus said, "Learn a parable of the fig tree [Israel]; when his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves [as it did on May 14, 1948], you know that summer [and the harvest of figs or birth of the nation of 144,000 elect Israelites on one Day of Atonement after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week] is nigh: so when you [Israelites] see the first Six Seals of Matthew 24:4-31 have come to pass, know that your redemption is at the doors. I assure you, the generation lives to see the modern Israel state established shall not expire through old age, till all these things are fulfilled" (Matthew 24:32-34; Isaiah 66:8). The Gentile dispensation will end at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, so we are very close.
You will have found Newsletter 873 a little confusing on account of my awkward English. This has been revised with words added to identify the Scriptures in time and place so I encourage you to please download and study it once again. Today we will study Zechariah chapter nine which prophesies the victories of the Greek World Empire under Alexander the Great, of the Seleucids who succeeded to the Syrian quarter after his death, and of the Maccabees and the coming Messiah.
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.
Zionazi Defeat now Inevitable
February 09, 2015 The defeat of the international Zionazi crime cabal is now inevitable due to events rapidly unfolding around the world, most notably in the Middle East and the Ukraine. The arrest by Germany last week of a US government official carrying billions of dollars in forged US$100 bills destined for the Ukraine has had enormous . . . repercussions" . . .
There is a G20 meeting going on in Turkey which, according to Russian sources, is part of a series of meetings aimed at being the equivalent of the 1945 Yalta . . . These meetings are discussing a total transformation of the current international architecture including the IMF, the World Bank and the UN. Some national boundaries may also be redrawn, notably in the Middle East, the Ukraine and Korea. There is also a determination to permanently end Zionazi mischief.
The discovery that American State Department officials were supplying forged dollars to both sides of the battle in the Eastern Ukraine has already caused Germany and France to split with the Zionazi regime in Washington DC German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande already met Russia's Vladimir Putin last week without US approval and are planning on another meeting Wednesday . . .
The US official arrested by Germany has spilled the beans on exactly how the Zionazis were orchestrating the civil war in the Ukraine. The Vanguard Corporation, a front for the Federal Reserve Board (according to MI5) has paid mercenaries to kill people on both side of the conflict there so that they would blame it on each other. They also gave money to buy weapons to both sides of the conflict. This is the modus operandi used to destroy Yugoslavia . . . now in operation in Syria and Iraq.
The report of what the Germans discovered in the Ukraine prompted a Japanese government source to tell this writer about a meeting with Agostinho Neto, President of Angola during that country's civil war. At the time Neto showed him a room filled with $5 billion in cash and told him George Bush Sr. had flown it in on a jumbo jet and told him to use it to buy weapons. This event took place at a time when officially the United States was supporting rebels fighting against Neto's "communist" regime . . .
The G20 meeting ending today in Turkey . . . Pentagon sources say that already a secret deal has been reached with the Russians, Turks and Iranians that will allow them to take out the regime in Saudi Arabia and force them to pay heavy financial compensation for all the terrorist activities they have sponsored. The Pentagon will not defend the Saudis who they rightfully suspect were one of the main sponsors (together with US based Zionazis) of the 9/11 terror attacks . . .
In any case, the plan to take down the Zionazis in the Middle East has already begun with regime change in Yemen. Now the Island nation of Cyprus, a member of the EU, has allowed Russia to open military bases there. . . European banks will have a $100 trillion derivative hole in their accounts when the Greek government makes good on its promise to end debt slavery . . . Full story: truth11.com. Previous news from Russia: kauilapele.wordpress.com, and benjaminfulford.net
Comment: Must be getting hot in the kitchen if the Neocons scapegoat the Jewish Saudi Royals; confiscation of Saudi oil might temporarily refloat the petro dollar.
Is Peace or War at Hand?
February 09, 2015 Perhaps Putin's patience is finally paying off. There are reports that Germany and France oppose Washington's plan to send weapons to Ukraine. French president Hollande now supports autonomy for the break-away republics in Ukraine. His predecessor, Sarkozy, said that Crimea chose Russia and we cannot blame them, and that the interests of Americans and Europeans diverge when it comes to Russia. Germany's foreign minister says that Washington's plan to arm Ukraine is risky and reckless. And on top of it all, Cyprus has offered Russia an air base.
We will see how Washington responds to the French statements that European interests with regard to Russia diverge from Washington's. Washington does not recognize any valid interest except its own. Therefore, it has been fruitless for Russia to negotiate with Washington and Washington's EU vassals. To come to an agreement with Washington has required Russia's surrender to Washington's terms. Russia must hand over Crimea, Russia's warm water port, and Moscow must stand aside while the Russian people in eastern and southern Ukraine, the "break-away" provinces, are slaughtered. Russia must support the hostile regime in Kiev with loans, grants, and low gas prices.
That is the only deal Russia has been able to get from Washington, because the EU has supported Washington's line. With French presidents reportedly now saying, "We are part of a common civilization with Russia," Europe is on the road to independence . . . Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
New Video Evidence of America's Coup in Ukraine and What it Means
February 09, 2015 New video evidence has been added to the already-conclusive video evidence which shows that the US Government was the controlling power behind the extremely violent and illegal 18-27 February 2014 Ukrainian coup that overthrew democratically elected and never legally removed-from-power Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
. . . Even after fake 'democratic' elections, it's the same illegal regime in Ukraine that the US imposed at its February 2014 coup, because no nationwide vote has occurred in Ukraine throughout that country's expanse after the American coup; it's still just a rump-Ukrainian Government, not one representing the residents either in Crimea or in Ukraine's far east (neither of which regions participated in Ukrainian elections after the coup)and yet this illegal violent coup-imposed Ukrainian regime (and the US that imposed it, and even the EU that sheepishly backed it) nonetheless demand (against all legalities) that this blatantly illegal US-imposed Ukrainian Government must control those areas, which reject this nazi imposed Governmentthat the residents in the regions that had voted overwhelmingly for Yanukovych don't have the right to self-determination, but must instead accept a coup that goes exactly against, and even has gone so far as to overthrow, the Government for which the residents in those regions had overwhelmingly voted.
This was a violent takeover of the Ukrainian Government, by profoundly racist anti-Russian nationalist Ukrainians, who were in the pay of the US Government. And, it sparked such terror into the hearts of Russians and of Ukraine's minorities (who were especially large a proportion of the Crimean population), so that, first, Crimea broke away and declared its no longer being a part of Ukraine (it would return to Russia, of which it had been a part from 1783-1954, almost its entire modern existence); and, then, starting on May 9th of 2014, a Ukrainian civil war broke out when the US-installed Government of Ukraine actually invaded the regions (other than Crimea) that rejected it; and the United States oversaw and sent even more mercenaries to this extremely bloody ethnic cleansing campaign to get rid of the residents in the specific region (called 'Donbass' and shown in dark purple on this map) of Ukraine that had voted 90% for Yanukovych. . .
The CIA edits Wikipedia articles, and so the title of the Wikipedia article on the coup is '2014 Ukrainian revolution,' not '2014 Ukrainian coup.' Also because of the CIA's editing, the date of Yatsenyuk's official appointment to head the Government is buried, instead of being featured in that article (as it should be) . . .
Obama is treated as if he is a respectable person, while Putin is treated as if he had been the aggressor in all this. But there was once a time when the differences between the US and USSR were ideological, and the US was an authentic democratic nation, and the USSR was an authentic communist dictatorship; and, in that time, and specifically back in 1962, it was the USSR that was seeking to place nuclear missiles near to us (in Cuba), not like now, when the dictatorial US is instead trying to place nuclear missiles near to democratic Russia (inside Ukraine). Did America's major news media, back at that earlier time, think that what the USSR was trying to do to us was tolerable, and should be permitted? Of course not! So: why their double standard now? Or is today's US instead a totally different country, an outright nazi one now, against Russia? Even if Russia were a dictatorship (and it's probably less so than the US now is), what America is trying to do to it is disgraceful. And what the US Government is trying to do to the residents in Donbass is absolutely outrageous, and should be presented to the International Criminal Court for war-crimes trials . . .
America (and its client Ukraine) is the aggressor; Russia (and its client Donbass) is doing what it needs to do in order to defend themselves from the US and its allies: there are 27 of those other nations in the US-run Russia-hating club; it's called NATO, and it needs to be disbanded immediately, because its constructive function ended when the Soviet Union did; and, afterwards, it's just nazi, and is a huge threat against the entire world . . .
Here is Professor Francis Boyle, the most internationally prestigious authority on such matters, summing it all up:
Boyle told RIA Novosti on May 8: "The Ukrainian crisis had been planned as well as the war. There was a war plan, there was a war game. Then it was revised and implemented . . . We are seeing steps now being taken that were planned in advance," Boyle said, adding, "This is all being used as a pretext to bring NATO military forces, as Rasmussen said, by air, sea, and land right up to the borders of the Russian Federation. They are clearly going ahead with this."
Boyle extolled Russia for trying to exhaust all diplomatic means possible to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, and accused the United States and NATO of deliberate escalation.
"So that the US won't be provided with any more pretexts for hostile provocative maneuvers that they are going to take in any event," Boyle asserted . . . "Russian President Vladimir Putin is in a very difficult and dangerous situation and needs to be very careful. The US has already resumed the Cold War with the neo-Nazi coup d’état in Ukraine that the United States sponsored, controlled, and directed," he said . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Talk of "Nazis" is an attempt by the City of London to further milk their investment in "right" Hegelian Professor Karl Ritter whom they employed to devise National Socialism as the antithesis to Rothschild's International Socialism Karl Marx was employed to update as the Communist Manifesto with the objective of bringing both into controlled conflict in World War II. (Ritter's work was continued after his death by the so-called philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche).
I believe we are witnessing preparations for Ezekiel 38 and 39. The United States, Israel and NATO will have their brief World War III in which Israel and the United States will be defeated. Pope Francis, then incarnate by Satan, will restore peace, be acclaimed president of one world government and refinance the US dollar with gold backing. Some years hence Rome will break her agreement with the international Jews; ten European countries will turn upon the US, and Russia will annihilate the United States and Vatican City State as foretold by Jesus.
Global Economic Growth ended in 2000
February 4, 2015 Western governments conceal this fact through debt creation, inflation and clever manipulation of statistical economic indicators. According to Tim Morgan, leading analyst at the London financial brokerage Tullett Prebon, economic growth ended in 2000 and the economy has been shrinking ever since.
Morgan attributes the end of global economic growth to the high cost of fossil fuels. This is because the real economy (which many people confuse with the financial economy) is a direct function of surplus energy. In pre-agricultural times, there was no energy surplus: human beings derived exactly the same amount of energy from their food as they expended acquiring it. With the advent of farming, they managed to produce a small surplus of energy that enabled a small minority to engage in work other than food production . . .
Energy surplus is measured as EROEI (Energy Returned Over Energy Invested), the ratio between the energy produced and the energy consumed in the extraction or production process . . . Morgan is highly critical of politicians who fail to distinguish between the real economy of goods and services and the shadow economy of money and finance. He also feels globalization and rampant consumerism have been extremely damaging to the real economy. The mistake western countries made with globalization was reducing their production without reducing consumption. Instead they increased consumption levels by increasing borrowing and debt. Globalization was extremely beneficial for banks, due to the voracious demand for their product (loans). Meanwhile the diversion of large sums from production to the finance sectoraggravated by consumerism and the rise of consumer debthastened the decline of the real economy . . .
Full story: veteranstoday.com
Comment: Based on Brother Branham's prophecies the global economy is en route to depression.
Palestine's Bid to join ICC on Late Night Live
Monday 9, 2015 At the beginning of this year, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted the appropriate forms to become a signatory to the International Criminal Court. Shortly afterwards UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon confirmed Palestine will officially be a member from April 1st, despite the UN not recognising Palestine as a state. So how do they get around this and what does this mean for the peace process between Palestine and Israel? . . . Audio: abc.net.au
Comment: The end of the Gentile dispensation draws nigh. I should have thought "what constitutes Palestinian territory" was agreed by Israel, the Palestinians and the UN in UN Resolution 181 on November 29, 1947.
Immunity Granted to CDC Whistleblower who admitted covering up Links between Autism and Vaccines
February 5, 2014 In 2004, Dr. William S. Thompson worked on a report for the CDC's National Immunization Program. That report, which ran in the "Pediatrics" medical journal, came to the conclusion that there's no link between vaccines and autism and that no racial group is more likely to be damaged by vaccines. But Thompson said that he and other CDC scientists intentionally fudged the results, manipulating the pool of children they analyzed and limiting the proper number of African-American children from participating . . .
Dr. Hooker has fought against the CDC for more than 12 years, using the Freedom of Information Act to try and gather as much data as he could from the studies that the CDC has published that claim there is no link between vaccines and autism. He has submitted much of the results of his own internal investigation of the CDC data on vaccines and autism to Congress . . . the CDC finally handed over documents so that Dr. Hooker could look at the raw data . . . It took some Congressional pressure . . . to get this information . . .
When comparing cases and controls receiving their first MMR vaccine before and after 36 months of age, there was a statistically significant increase in autism cases specifically among African American males who received the first MMR prior to 36 months of age . . . Childhood Hepatitis vaccines have been blamed by many for the preponderance of autism and other neurological disorders in children, despite no official government-recognized study confirming the longstanding suspicion by parents and advocates. All 50 states require some vaccinations for young children. The CDC childhood vaccine schedule dates back to 1983 and grew consistently through the mid-'90s . . . Full story: freedomoutpost.com
Taiwan Plane Crash a complete HOAX
February 10, 2015 The TransAsia Airways crash is in fact a complete fabrication and a CGI Hoax! The One World Government believes that the people are too STUPID to question . . . captured on, not one, but TWO vehicle dash cams?with only ONE OTHER VEHICLE visible? . . . the female "crisis actor" standing in the middle of the photoin the water next to the downed plane, miraculously appears to have dry hair, even though the plane was upside down in the water. And they looked amazingly calm . . . Full story: beforeitsnews.com vimeo.com
Nanowire-Coated Fabric keeps you warm so Your House won't have to
January 13, 2015 According to the International Energy Agency, indoor heating accounts for almost half of total global energy usage, mainly on heating residential buildings. In a recent study published in Nano Letters, researchers from Stanford University describe a better way to conserve thermal energy. The nanomaterial-coated fabric they created traps heat inside a person's clothing, thereby removing the necessity to heat empty space and inanimate objects, and lowering the cost of household heating to (theoretically) almost nothing . . .
Instead of using rigid metal, the team decided to create a coating using easily bendable silver nanowires that can go on top of everyday clothing . . . For everyday wear, cloth coated with silver nanowires successfully reflects infrared radiation—something humans naturally emit—back into the body. To warm up even more, a person wearing the cloth can give it a charge while sitting at the computer. The movement of electricity from an electrical device across the cloth creates Joules heating, or heat generated while crossing a current . . . it only costs about $1 for enough silver to cover all clothing for the whole body (minus the head and hands, of course) . . . Full story: popsci.com.au
Gold-Plated Nano-particles seek and destroy Cancer Cells
February 06, 2015 "It's colloidal chemistry. By themselves, gold and iron-oxide alloys are benign and inert, and the infrared light is low-power heating," said Carl Batt, Cornell's Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Food Science and the senior author on the paper. "But put these inert alloys together, attach an antibody to guide it to the right target, zap it with infrared light and the cancer cells die. The cells only need to be heated up a few degrees to die" . . . By adding the magnetic iron oxide particles to the gold, doctors watching MRI and CT scanners can follow along the trail of this nano-sized crew to its target.
When a near-infrared laser is used, the light penetrates deep into the tissue, heating the nano-particle to about 120 degrees Fahrenheitan ample temperature to kill many targeted cancer cells. This results in a threefold increase in killing cancer cells and a substantial tumor reduction within 30 days, according to Kirui . . . Full story: kingworldnews.com
Zechariah Chapter Nine
Zechariah chapters 9 to 14 foretell the future destiny of the people of the Old Covenant and state how the King of Israel, "despised and rejected," yields to humiliating and cruel martyrdom by His own people yet overcomes "not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts," attracting multitudes to His side in penitence and love, and establishing "His dominion from sea to sea, and from the River Euphrates to the ends of the Earth" (Zechariah 4:6; 9:10). "Caiaphas the high priest said: It is expedient for us that one Man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. He said this not of his own initiative, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation, and not for that nation only, but to gather into one all the scattered children of God [both Israelites and Gentiles]. And from that day on
the Jews laid plans to murder Him" (John 11:49-53). Brother Branham referred to the Pillar of Cloud that manifest over Arizona on February 28, 1963 shown here and on the index page of the Church Website as the sign of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming (Revelation 1:7, 14; Daniel 7:9; Matthew 26:64; Acts 1:9-11). Then on March 8, 1963 there was a blast of thunder when the Lamb opened one of the Seals (Revelation 6:1), and "The Lord Himself descended from heaven with a Shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God" (I Thessalonians 4:16). Brother Branham said: "He does all three as He descends." We have this account of the second or 'parousia' Coming of Christ the Archangel in Revelation 10:1-7: "I . . . (place your name here as throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride) . . . saw another mighty Angel come down from heaven clothed with a cloud: and the rainbow was upon His head [showing Him to be the Angel of the Covenant from Genesis to Revelation] . . .and He had a little Book open in His hand: [it was closed when He claimed it in Revelation 5:7]; and He set His right foot in judgment on [Rome, the beast from] the Sea, and His left foot on [the United States, the beast from] the Earth. And cried with a loud voice as when a lion roars: and after He had cried the seven thunders uttered their voices".
"All the people said, His blood be upon us and upon our children" (Matthew 27:25); and still they are paying "life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for footseven times more" under their Law (Deuteronomy 19:21; Leviticus 26:14-46). And according to Esau's oath (Genesis 27:41) armies of the Gentile vassal states of the Jews' City of London that rules the world for the Vatican, which is itself Jewish (Revelation 2:9; 3:9) are murdering Israelites throughout Muslim lands of the ancient Assyrian Empirein Iraq, Iran, Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and also in the west. "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Hebrews 10:31).
Clarifying the language of our post eighteenth century English Bibles Brother Branham said, "Jew just is a name that was give to them after they left, I believe, Nebuchadnezzar over, begin to call them Jews first because the tribe of Judah was taken then and given a name of Jew. Now . . . Because they came down from Judea and they got the name of Jew. But now, Israel is different. Israel and Jew is altogether different. . . Every Jew isn't an Israelite. No, he's just a Jew. . ." (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 474:3-4).
At his surrender in 1781 General Cornwallis informed General George Washington, "a holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown." NOT the British monarchy but the "Crown" of the Jews' City of London which now rules the United States. "Your churches will be used to teach the Jews' religion and in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry" (The Legions of Satan, by Jonathan Williams; quoted by Senator Joseph McCarthy in his 1956 speech, "George Washington's Surrender"). Cornwallis was referring to the Talmudic objective of totalitarian Jewish one world government espoused by the one world religion of Masonry that admits men of all religious persuasions; the one world philosophy of Judaeo-Communism that Jesus called "Laodicea" has since permeated all religions.
Jesus said, "unless those days [of tribulation following the destruction of Jerusalem] are shortened, there should be no flesh saved [for the translation]: but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened [by the revelation of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming and the translation]. Then [in the days of His 'parousia'] if any man says to you, Look, Christ is over here, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs [NOT false Jesus' but false anointed ones], and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that IF it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" (Matthew 24:22-24).
By the grace of God His elect cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God of which they are written epistles. But the modern word "Jew" that first entered your Bible in the eighteenth century with a meaning contrary to the two words it has replaced has ensured "all religions [including Islam] have been permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they are all under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry." The NON-elect have been deceived into believing "Jesus was a Jew," which is blasphemy, and that "Jews are God's chosen people" when God "put enmity" between their forebears and Adam's race (Genesis 3:15) and charged Moses and the Israelites to "utterly destroy" them whenever they were found in the land of the Covenant (Deuteronomy 7:2; 20:16-17; Genesis 4:14). Today Jews are a mostly non-Semitic people with no history in the Middle East. And yes, the vast majority in the circle of this Message is deceived and false anointed ones invite antichrist Talmudic rabbis into their pulpits. Cornwallis was referring to the "strong delusion to believe Satan's lie" and unite with the Judaeo-Roman church to bring an unscriptural false peace on earth before the millennium, and "be damned for not believing the truth" (II Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 13:14).
Pharisaism is called Judaism today. When the legalist hypocrites of Jesus' day saw His miracles "they took counsel how they might destroy Him. But Jesus knowing this withdrew Himself. Many followed Him, and He healed them all and charged them not to make Him known, that Isaiah's prophecy might be fulfilled: Behold My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen, in whom My soul delights; I have put My Spirit upon Him: He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will not cry, nor lift up His voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street. A bruised reed He will not break and the smoking flax He will not quench: He will bring forth justice in agreement with truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged, till He has established justice in the Earth, and [Gentiles in] distant lands will await His teaching" (Matthew 12:1-21; Isaiah 42:1-4).
As we reflect on the past we see these chapters place prophecy in the context of history. Zechariah chapter nine foretold the Syrian conquests of Alexander the Great (356-323BC) over a century beforehand, while during the Babylonian Captivity Daniel 8:5-8 foretold the rise of the Persian world power, its defeat by the rising Greco-Macedonian Empire and its conquest by Rome. After the battle of Issus in 333BC Alexander captured Damascus, which Darius had chosen as the strong depository of his wealth, and this opened all Coele Syria, "the land of Hadrach," a prolongation of the Jordan valley between the Lebanon ranges. In 331BC he finally defeated Darius, and in 330 he burned Persepolis, the Persian capital. Thereafter Zechariah covers the Lord's intervention whereby Jerusalem and Judah found favour in the eyes of this great warrior king who conquered the known world by might of arms and blood, then he turns abruptly to another Warrior King who is to conquer by humility shed and His own Blood for many for the remission of sins, and deliver Jerusalem by peace He will restore the Kingdom to Israel with universal dominion.
Zechariah 9:1-8, "The burden of the Lord's wrath will settle permanently upon the land of Hadrach and Damascus [until Syria is utterly prostrate, which was fulfilled under Alexander], for the Lord's providence extends over the whole earth as well as all the tribes of Israel; and on Hamath which borders thereon, and on Tyre with Sidon [lying in the conqueror's way on his march along the Mediterranean to Egypt], because it is shrewd and wise in its own eyes. [On expressing his wish to sacrifice in Hercules' temple in New Tyre on the island, she showed her wisdom in sending Alexander a golden crown, and replying that the true and ancient temple of Hercules was at Old Tyre on the mainland]. Tyre had the greatest confidence owing to her insular position, an immense apparently impregnable double sea-wall and abundant provisions, and heaped up silver like dust, and gold as the dirt of the streets. Yet with all her wisdom she cannot avert her doom: the Lord will dispossess her and smite her bulwark in the sea; and she shall be consumed by fire."
Though without a navy, by incredible labor Alexander constructed a mole of the ruins of Old Tyre from the shore to the island, and, after a seven months' siege, took the city by storm, slew about eight thousand with the sword, enslaved thirteen thousand, crucified two thousand, and razed the city.
The Prophet now turns to the Philistines on the coast. "Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid; Gaza also sees, and shall writhe in anguish; and Ekron [the northernmost Philistine city] sees and fears, because her expectation [that Tyre would withstand Alexander, and so check his progress southward through Philistia to Egypt] will be confounded and put to shame; and the king shall perish from Gaza [after a two month's siege, Gaza was taken by Alexander, ten thousand of its inhabitants slain, and the rest sold as slaves. Betis her vassal "king" was bound to a chariot by thongs thrust through the soles of his feet and dragged round the city], and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited."
"Ashdod will lose its native population and be inhabited by a mongrel race and I will end all that constitutes the pride of the Philistines [i.e. the five originally Canaanite cities which they conquered. The Philistines were a Hamitic people out of Philistim, great-grandson of Mizraim (Genesis 10:14)]. And I will take the blood of idolatry out of her mouth, and the abominable sacrifices from between her teeth: but the remnant [like Hadrach, Damascus, and Tyre, etc.,] will worship the God of Israel, and the Philistine princes with their respective states shall share equally in the communion of Israel as if they were among the "governors" of states "in Judah," and the [Serpent's seed of] Ekron shall be like the Jebusites [the original Serpent's seed inhabitants of Jerusalem who were incorporated with the Israelites but as bond-servants and tributaries (Genesis 9:27; I Kings 9:20-21). The land of the Philistines was allotted to Judah, but was never permanently occupied]".
Not only will a judgment fall upon the neighbouring heathen, and a remnant of them be converted, but "I will encamp about My house [Israel (Zechariah 9:8) as a guard against] the expedition of Alexander marching to and fro]. When advancing against Jerusalem, Alexander was arrested by a dream, so that neither in "passing by" to Egypt, nor in "returning," did he injure the Judeans, but conferred on them great privileges. Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews, XI.8.4-7) accounts for this remarkable fact, by the high priest in his ritual robes, followed by a train of priests and citizens arrayed in white going forth to meet him; Alexander was so impressed by the spectacle that he did reverence to the holy Name on the high priest's mitre; and when Parmenio expressed surprise at the act, he replied that he had seen in a vision at Dios in Macedonia, the God whom Jaddua the high priest represented, who encouraged him to cross over into Asia and promised him success. Afterwards he entered into the city, offered sacrifice, and heard a recital of the prophecies of Daniel (7:6; 8:3-8, 20-22; 11:1-4) which foretold his victory, in consequence of which he bestowed important privileges on the Judeans".
Through Alexander the Lord began to bring Judah's foes to judgment. His career exhibited a secular preparation for the new and final form of the kingdom of God on Earth. The aims and results of Alexander's conquests were far beyond any contemplated by himself even in the most extensive of his far-reaching views. He tore down what others might build up. The humiliation of the Syrian powers and provinces was preliminary to their conversion to the true faith. Their cruel and debasing worship disappeared, the remnant became incorporated within the Christian Church, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians after the Lord's ascension (Acts 11:26).
The prophet next passes from the immediate future to the final deliverance and millennium to come and makes a sudden transition to the coming of King Messiah (Isaiah 60:18). "And no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now I have seen with My eyes how Judah was oppressed by her foes."
The parenthesis of Zechariah 9:9-10 contains a prophecy: "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your own King, [the promised Messiah]; He comes to you just and having salvation in Himself for you; humble and riding upon an ass and upon a colt the she-asses foal. And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the war horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and He shall speak peace to the Gentiles: and His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River Euphrates to the ends of the Earth".
The "daughter of Zion" is always Christ's Bride, while the "daughter of Jerusalem" is the 144,000 elect Israelites. The horse is a symbol of war and judgment while the ass is a symbol of peace. As the first fruit of the harvest of souls Jesus Messiah was waved before the Lord and adjudged to be just as vindicated by His resurrection for our justification, for if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy (Leviticus 23:10-14; Romans 4:25; I Corinthians 15:20-23; II Corinthians 5:14-21). The King is "saved" not for His own sake but for His people, and the blessing therefore is not personal, but extends to His Bride and to all of His subjects. Our King triumphs through suffering and His crown springs out of His cross. He is afflicted and bowed by outward circumstances and inwardly bowed in that He is meek, patient and lowly. That this King should ride not upon a horse but upon the untrained foal of an ass indicates how far He was from worldly splendour and would conquer the world through suffering and dying, then rise from lowliness to might and glory, uniting in Himself the extremes of majesty and humiliation as foreshadowed in David.
Not only will this King extend His reign by peaceful methods, but all the instruments of war will be "cut off" from His people, "and He will speak peace to the Gentiles." Not that He will teach or command peace, but by the 'third pull' of revelation He will speak peace to the elect of all nations of Adam's race "from sea to sea, and from the River Euphrates to the ends of the Earth"a universal Kingdom (Psalm 72; Micah 5:5).
What other kings accomplish by force, Zion's King effects without weapons or armies. He told Pilate, "My Kingdom is not of this world: if My Kingdom were of this world, then My servants would fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but at this time My Kingdom is not from here".
"Surprised, Pilate responded: So you are a king? Jesus answered: You say that I am a king. I was born for this purpose, and for this cause I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice" (John 18:36-37).
Truth and revealed truth is the only weapon this Conqueror employs, yet with it He has built the mightiest empire the world has ever seen, "a Kingdom, which will never be destroyed: and the Kingdom will not be left to other people, but it will break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever" (Daniel 2:44).
Luke 23:38, "And a superscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JUDEANS," bearing witness that despite their unbelief He was their King, and King also of the Gentiles.
Two thousand years have passed since organizational clerics blinded the Israel nation for whom Messiah was the central thought of Scripture from the bloody skins of lambs slain in Eden until with measured determination they murdered God's Messiah. The history of Israel may be thus seen to constitute successive steps in the development of God's purpose to bring many sons to glory through a captain of salvation, so "the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of [all] prophecy" from Adam to William Branham and the two Hebrew prophets yet to witness to Israel. In preparation for their ministry in the Spirit and power of Moses and Elijah we find organizational clerics have blinded the Gentiles that Paul's prophecy might be fulfilled, "Note the kindness and severity of God; severity towards those who have fallen; but towards you kindness, provided you continue in His kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off. . . Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, that Spiritual blindness has come over the Israel nation, until the full number of elect Gentiles have come into the Kingdom" (Romans 11:22, 25).
In Matthew 21:1-11, "When Jesus drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, He sent two disciples, saying to them, Go into the village opposite and as you enter you will find an ass tied, and a colt with her: untie them and bring them to Me. If anyone says anything to you, say: The Lord has need of them; and he will send them immediately. This was done so that the Words of the prophet might be fulfilled":
"Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King is coming to you, humbly riding on an ass, a colt the foal of a she-ass. The disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them; they brought the animals to Him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat thereon. Many of the great multitude spread their garments on the road while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the way. And the crowds surged ahead and pressed along behind, shouting, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest"! And when He entered Jerusalem, all the city was agitated, saying: Who is this? And the crowds said: This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee".
"The common people heard Him gladly" whereas the leaders and educated folk whose theologians could recite Moses and the prophets from memory could not recognize the Scripture being fulfilled before their eyes. People who had gathered in Jerusalem from throughout the Roman Empire to attend the feast of Unleavened Bread and Passover could not recognize their day and its Message coming as the real Passover Lamb according to the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9-10. Their false anointed ministers were so confident in manmade theology they would crucify Jesus Messiah five days thence on the hour, day, week, month and year and in the place foretold by Moses (Exodus 12:3-6; Deuteronomy 16:5-6), Nehemiah 2:1-8, and Daniel 9:25-26.
These people had certainly learned the letter of God's Word, but teaching for doctrine the commandments of men made it of no effect. The New Testament theologians having followed the same course, fail to recognize that since the revelation of the Seven Seals we now have the perfect interpretation of God's Word so that Christ is no longer a Mediator excusing denominational error, and almost two billion souls who claim to be Christians are crucifying to themselves the Son of God afresh on a cross of man-made creed and tradition and know it not.
History was in the making, prophecy was being fulfilled, and salvation for the world was riding on a donkey. This was the great day for which all of the prophets and saints had yearned. This was the hope of the righteous, many of whom had been martyred for their faith. Three days hence Jesus would shout, "Oy vey to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier aspects of the Law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these you ought to have done without neglecting the others. You blind guides strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!"
"Oy vey to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and greed. You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and plate so that the outside may be clean as well. Oy vey to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you resemble whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness within. So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity."
"Oy vey to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, saying, Had we lived in the days of our fathers we would not have participated in shedding the blood of the prophets."
"Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up the measure of your fathers. You serpents, you progeny of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell? Therefore I [will] send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from town to town: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachiah, whom you slew between the temple and the altar. I assure you, that all these things shall come upon this [Serpent's seed] generation [of Cain's lineage]."
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often have I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not! Behold, your house is left forsaken and desolate [and is no longer God's House]. For I tell you, You will not see Me again, till you say, Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord" (Matthew 23:23-39).
Whereas everyone in Jerusalem should have been joyously shouting: "Hosanna to Messiah who comes in the Name of the Lord," the mindless mob sought approval from renowned men who were critics. Howbeit God deals with individuals one-on-one, and true believers are His "little flock" disrespected and scorned by society.
As the Israelites and proselytes had gathered to Jerusalem for the feast of Unleavened Bread, Christ's end-time Bride has gathered for the holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal feast that types the end of the Gentile dispensation (Leviticus 23:16-21). Ours is a seven-course Spiritual feast of the fullness of the Word unveiled by the Seven Seals of Revelation that finish the mystery of God:
They've come from the East and West,
They've come from the lands afar,
to feast with our King, to dine as His guests;
How blessed these pilgrims are!
Beholding His hallowed face
Aglow with love Divine;
Blest partakers of His grace,
as gems in His crown will shine.
The full adoption or bodily redemption had been delayed for two thousand years while Christ interceded for the imperfect revelation of the Church Age saints who had only PART-Word so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. However when the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again Christ claimed the Book; Redemption was over and He announced "there should be time [or delay] no longer." Now redemption was to be revealed, namely who was redeemed in each Age and how they were redeemed. Thus, "In the days of the voice of the seventh angel when He shall begin to sound his Message, the mystery God has already declared to His servants the prophets should be finished".
On March 8 1963 at the opening of the First Seal Brother Branham was caught up from Sunset Mountain into a constellation of angels and told to return to Jeffersonville where Jesus would reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders of Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals.
In Luke 17:28-30 Jesus said the conditions of the days of Noah and the days of Lot would repeat in the day when the Son of man was revealed. And as it was in the days of Noah we live in a day of great scientific achievements, engineering projects, immorality, violence and miscegenation between the seed of the Serpent and the seed of Adam now glorified as 'multiculturalism.' As Enoch was called out from the seventh generation from the first Adam and translated, we have been called out from the seventh generation of the last Adam and as he was changed in the atoms and translated we await our body change and translation. The wicked abominations of the days of Lot have repeated with homosexuality rampant, and three created men visited Abraham's group who were separated from Sodom. Two, like Billy Graham and Oral Roberts, preached a basic salvation Message to the Churches in Sodom, while one veiled God, who identified His Presence as the Word by "discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). The same sign vindicated Him veiled behind the virgin-born flesh of Jesus Messiah and revealed "Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, and today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8) veiled behind the flesh of Brother Branham, a sinner saved by grace in whose ministry the dead were raised, sight restored to the blind, demons cast out and cripples made whole.
God has fulfilled a multitude of Scriptural signs and prophecies in this our day and the denominational people are neither anticipating nor are they interested to learn of these promises written in their own Bibles. Their ministers are too busy with social welfare programs to bother with the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing now. Zechariah 9:9-10 has repeated: Christ has returned, performing the same miracles, more abundantly before larger crowds among the Gentile nations than He did in the days of His flesh. He did not return "lowly, riding on an ass' colt," but veiled behind a humble uneducated man; and as Jesus indicted the Pharisees and the Israel nation Brother Branham indicted and called the wise and foolish virgin out from the Gentile denominations and warned of earthquakes splitting open the Earth, which we will discuss in Zechariah 14.
The last seven verses, which for us are purely historic, prophecy the warlike period of the Maccabees with the promise of deliverance to be accomplished by conflictthe Lord fighting from heaven for the Covenant people, granting them victory and general prosperity. As the four books of the Maccabees are not canonical you will probably not be too familiar with them unless you read the Apocrypha in the Septuagint or a Judaeo-Roman Catholic Bible. They began with a few personal followers, and they ended with a strong and well-organized nation. The struggle lasted for a quarter of a century (168 143BC), and notwithstanding the unequal resources of the combatants. The Lord of Hosts made feeble Jews like the sword of a hero, while the mailed warriors of Syria were trodden down like the small stones of a sling.
Zechariah 9:11-17, "As for you also [Ephraim, Judah and Zion, despite your forlorn condition I have mercy in store] for the sake of your Covenant-blood I have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water [an allusion to Joseph signifying the general distress under the Seleucid dominion]. Return to the [inaccessible] strong hold [of security], you prisoners of hope [in the Covenant]: even today do I declare that I will repay double the prosperity you formerly enjoyed; when I tread the bow of Judah for Me, and fill the bow with [the arrow of] Ephraim, and stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece [i.e. the Seleucid successor to the Greek Empire in Syria], and made you as the sword of a mighty man. And the Lord shall appear above them [because He fights from heaven on their behalf], and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning [flashing instantaneous destruction to the foe]: and the Lord God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go forth like [the violent desert] storms of the South. The Lord of hosts shall protect them [as a shield]; and they shall devour [as a lion who eats the flesh and drinks the blood of his victim], and subdue the enemy [contemptuously likened to sling stones or pebbles from the brook]; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls [used by priests to catch the blood of a sacrifice sprinkled on] the corners [and horns] of the altar [indicating this is a holy war]. And the Lord their God shall save them in that day as the flock of His people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, which sparkle as an ensign upon His land. For how great is His goodness, and the beauty which He bestows! Corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids [indicative of abundance]".
Brother Branham referred to the Pillar of Cloud that manifest over Arizona on February 28, 1963 shown here and on the index page of the Church Website as the sign of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming (Revelation 1:7, 14; Daniel 7:9; Matthew 26:64; Acts 1:9-11). Then on March 8, 1963 there was a blast of thunder when the Lamb opened one of the Seals (Revelation 6:1), and "The Lord Himself descended from heaven with a Shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God" (I Thessalonians 4:16). Brother Branham said: "He does all three as He descends." We have this account of the second or 'parousia' Coming of Christ the Archangel in Revelation 10:1-7: "I . . . (place your name here as throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride) . . . saw another mighty Angel come down from heaven clothed with a cloud: and the rainbow was upon His head [showing Him to be the Angel of the Covenant from Genesis to Revelation] . . .and He had a little Book open in His hand: [it was closed when He claimed it in Revelation 5:7]; and He set His right foot in judgment on [Rome, the beast from] the Sea, and His left foot on [the United States, the beast from] the Earth. And cried with a loud voice as when a lion roars: and after He had cried the seven thunders uttered their voices".
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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.