Saturday, December 31, 2016

High Cloud Ring of Mystery

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    Bible Believers' Newsletter 955

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Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we appreciate each of you, our readers and subscribers. We thank you for feeding your soul from the Church Website this past year and look forward to your fellowship in 2017.

To see the old year out and the New Year in, contributing author Jonathan Gray reports how a chemical evolution theorist found that the parity code in DNA proves DNA was designed and created to maintain accurate copies and avoid changes in the information it carries and thus "reproduce its own kind forever" (Genesis 1:11, 24, 25).

We have some important items of current news, please read the links. Our feature article, "High Cloud Ring of Mystery," shows how, through oversight many have missed the wood for the trees. We must recognize—and soon—that believing the Message without recognizing and becoming written epistles of its revelation is the mark of a foolish virgin.

May our Lord Jesus Christ be your special portion this year (Revelation 10:8-11; 19:7-9).

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

Crashed Russian Jet Fragments pulled from Black Sea

December 26, 2016 — A Tupolev Tu-154 plane of the Russian Defense Ministry with 92 people on board crashed into the Black Sea near the city of Sochi on December 25, 2016. The plane was carrying members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, Russian servicemen and journalists, and Yelizaveta Glinka (known as Doctor Liza), Spravedlivaya Pomoshch [Just Aid] International Public Organisation director, to Russia's Hmeymim air base in Syria. Fragments of the plane were found about 1.5km from Sochi coastline. On Monday, a nationwide day of mourning for the plane victims, red and white carnations piled up outside the Moscow office of the Alexandrov Ensemble. One singer who did not get on the plane for personal reasons said he was devastated at the loss of so many talented colleagues.

Soloist Vadim Ananyev said he had received condolences from all over Russia and from abroad. "We were loved all over the world, never mind the political situation," he said. Full story: images and commentary

Comment: May God bless these noble Russian officers and gentlemen.

Russian Ambassador's Murder justified, even praised across the West

December 23, 2016 — In the week leading up to the brazen, cold-blooded murder of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara, Turkey, the United States repeatedly and publicly threatened 'retaliation' against Russia for allegedly 'hacking' the 2016 US presidential elections. During the same week, Syrian forces backed by Russian airpower and Iranian ground support finally ended the occupation of the northern city of Aleppo by armed militants who invaded in 2012. The inevitable liberation of Aleppo was accompanied by apoplectic hysteria across Western political, policy and pundit circles calling for everything from additional sanctions on Russia to threats against the lives of Russians . . .

War criminal ObamaThe New York Daily News in an article titled, "Assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was not terrorism, but retribution for Vladimir Putin's war crimes," connects the dots plotted out by papers like the Washington Post. It bluntly states:
    The image of an assassin standing over the dying body of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov is a shocking one—but not a surprising one.

    As Vladimir Putin's man in Turkey, Karlov was the public face of that murderous dictator's war crimes around the globe and of oppression at home. Andrei Karlov is the human embodiment of policies that deployed bunker busters to kill babies, sent fighter planes on scorched earth bombing runs that destroyed a whole city, aided Syrian madman Bashar al-Assad in his campaign that has killed hundreds of thousands, and even ordered attacks on UN aid workers. Full story:
Comment: The "murderous dictator" is homosexual Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Obama; the USA-NATO, CIA, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Australia, et al, their air forces and leaders that recruit, train, arm, fund, direct, protect and supply these proxy armies are responsible for the killings, bombings in Syria and around the world ( . . . read it all).

Last week saw a story on Herschel Grynszpan and his assassination of the German Ambassador to France in 1938. Last Wednesday saw the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov. The story of Grynszpan cannot be a 'coincidence' . . . Kabala?

Neither the Money Power nor Rome is willing to release global hegemony. The dastardly murder of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov, the deaths of the Alexandrov Ensemble, the shootdown of MH17 and a Russian airliner, the Ukraine coup, and false flag black ops around the world, were clearly orchestrated from the same office. The DNC and Clinton websites were not 'hacked' by anyone: this was an internal 'leak.' Obama's insinuation of Russian interference in the presidential election betrays his confidence in the dumbing-down and brainwashing of US citizens. This thorough analysis of computer data accompanying a joint statement released on October 7 by the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence ridicules Jewish president Obama's nullifies allegations accusing Russia of interfering with US elections and is actually an attack upon President-elect Donald Trump.

NATO Weaponry and Personnel in East Aleppo

December 28, 2016 — Huge stockpiles of weaponry and ammunition, many with NATO markings, were discovered in East Aleppo when the Al-Nusra militants, a local branch of Al Qaida, were pushed out of the city by Syrian forces . . . NATO personnel were . . . allowed to leave with the militants on the buses provided according to the agreement, to spare NATO the embarrassment . . . before they left they executed more than hundred Syrian soldiers and hundreds of civilians. We found their bodies. This is all documented . . . The news in Europe is a real problem because they report exactly the opposite of the real facts in Syria. We were able to liberate around 100.000 civilians who were held hostage by terrorists in Aleppo. A lot of them were taken hostage for more than four years . . . Full story:

Obama puppetComment: Syrian authorities have provided the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) with evidence of mustard gas use by militants in Aleppo province ( When Obama entered the White House on 20 January 2009, there already was a plea in the pipeline from the Syrian government for urgently needed food-aid to address the all-time-record drought there that had decimated Syrian agriculture. Obama's Administration never even answered it. Well before the Arab Spring demonstrations in 2011, Obama was hoping for turmoil in Syria and the overthrow of Assad—lots of starving Syrians would be just the thing. The drought was in all probability induced by HAARP to clear the road to Russia.

Revelation 6:8, "Behold a pale horse: his rider is named Death, and Hell follows with him. And power was given to them over the worldly part of the earth, to kill with sword and with hunger and with death and with brutal, bestial man, savage, ferocious men of the earth." This is the fruit of apostate 'Christendom' . . . thanks to the Liar-in-Chief.

'Countering Disinformation & Propaganda Act' now Law

December 23, 2016 — Today, I have signed into law S. 2943, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017." This Act authorizes fiscal year 2017 appropriations principally for the Department of Defense and for Department of Energy . . . continues many critical authorizations necessary to ensure that we are able to sustain our momentum in countering the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [cease recruiting, arming, training, directing, funding and feeding them - Ed] . . . more flexibility in countering cyber-attacks and our adversaries' use of unmanned aerial vehicles" [Obama's specialty] . . . the "Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act" passed in the Senate [on December 8 was], quietly inserted inside the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. And . . . now Law.

The first priority is developing a whole-of-government strategy for countering the foreign propaganda and disinformation being waged against us and our allies by our enemies . . . Second . . . train local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, media organizations, and other experts outside the US government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques . . . Full story:

Comment: Signed, the Liar in Chief. And the USA's CIA organs such as NY Times, Facebook, Washington Post and partners George Soros' Open Society Foundations, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, Google, the Omidyar Network (

US abstains as UN demands End to Israeli Settlements

December 24, 2016 — The United States Friday allowed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction to be adopted, defying extraordinary pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government in alliance with President-elect Donald Trump.

The Security Council approved the resolution with 14 votes, with the US abstaining. There was applause in the chamber following the vote, which represented perhaps the final bitter chapter in the years of antagonism between President Barack Obama's administration and Netanyahu's government. In an intense flurry of diplomacy that unfolded in the two days before the vote, a senior Israeli official had accused the United States of abandoning the Jewish state with its refusal to block the resolution with a veto . . . Full story:

Comment: The realization of UN Resolution 181 is near to hand. With the US abstaining, the Security Council unanimously passed the resolution, which also calls for the limiting of the Jewish state to the borders it had before the 1967 war. This is in strict accord with Old and New Testament prophecy. I suspect that in a matter of months the Israeli state will be utterly defeated, and the mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews will enable the descendants of Jacob to return to the Land of their Covenant for redemption. I expect Jewish Obama will still be president in April when mainland USA is devastated, subsequently defeated and briefly occupied.

Zionist False Flags in France Exposed

December 26, 2016 — What Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson won't tell you about 9/11, 7/7, Paris, Nice, Berlin, et al attacks is that these extraordinarily coincidental false flag psyops were planned by the "state of All-Judaan" and executed by Jewish-ruled US-NATO in the Judaeo-Roman Talmudic war for global hegemony. Cooperating in the short term, Rome will recover her Empire in North Africa and the Middle East while Israel's neighbours will be destroyed for a Greater Israel. Mid-term Rome will rule from Jerusalem over Judaeo-Communist Eurasia in the east and the Judaeo-Catholic West (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:11-15). The rupture of Revelation 13:14-18 and 17:11 – 18:20 will see Russia re-communised, the US mainland and Vatican City State annihilated, followed by the consummation.

Why do ISIS/Al Qaeda spare countries (Jewish-ruled USA, Israel, Britain, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) supposedly fighting them on the ground and only target those supplying them with intelligence, money and weapons to do their work in the Middle East (Belgium, Holland, Germany, France, and Italy)? Full story:

Comment: By carefully and critically examining the available evidence and official narrative, this Berlin truck attack hoax can be quickly exposed.

Rare Russian Books on Jewish Ritual Murder Court Cases

September 18, 2016 — The English translation of "A Memorandum on Ritual Murders" by V.I. Dal is now available. It includes a new bibliography and two chapters taken from G.G. Zamyslovsky's book "The Murder of Andrei Yushchinsky".

Unknown to most, the reality of Jewish ritual murders has been repeatedly proven in modern court proceedings according to modern rules of evidence. This happened in Russia many times during the 19th and 20th centuries, far removed from any medieval obscurantism. One of the most famous trials occurred in the Russian town of Velizh in the early 19th century after the mutilated and exsanguinated corpse of a little Christian boy had been found in a forest. Although the Jewish culprits would eventually be acquitted, the ritual nature of the murder was firmly established. This trial is described in detail in this book, along with many other cases of ritual murders perpetrated by inhuman sadists from the fanatical Jewish sect of the Hasidim. This book constitutes a valuable historical record of the Jewish ritual murder question from the 19th-century Russian perspective.

"A Memorandum on Ritual Murders" was written in 1844 by V.I. Dal, a famous and highly respected Russian linguist, and close friend of Alexander Pushkin. Dal's mammoth explanatory dictionary of the Russian language is still in print. In addition to describing the Velizh trial and over 130 other cases of Jewish sadistic atrocities, Dal quotes passages from the Talmud which justify murders of Christians, and provides accounts of baptized Jews about rites and practices of their former brethren . . .

Dal told the truth here because no one could censor him. In Czarist Russia, one could speak freely on this subject, which is no longer the case in the present-day "democratic" Russian Federation. Full story:

Scientist forced into a U-Turn

By Jonathan Gray © 2016 all rights reserved
"We've made an awful mistake!" Dismay was in Dean's voice. "A student has knocked our theory to bits!" Dr. Dean Kenyon, Professor of Biology (Emeritus) at San Francisco State University, was one of the leading chemical evolution theorists in the world. He co-authored "Biochemical Predestination," which claimed:

1. that the evolution of life was inevitable . . .
2. that proteins to produce living cells were formed directly by forces of attraction between their parts . . .
3. that proteins are just formed together (self-assemble) in chains, directly from amino acids, without any DNA assembly instructions.

His theory was accepted with enthusiasm by the evolutionary scientific community. But just five years after publishing, Kenyon suddenly had serious doubts. It began when one of his students asked, "How could the first proteins have been assembled without the help of genetic instructions?" (i.e. Proteins were the necessary information to build the first cell).

Then DNA came into the picture. This would prove fatal to Kenyon's molecular evolution theory. Kenyon confesses, "The more I conducted my own studies, including a period of time at NASA-Ames Research Center, the more it became apparent there were multiple difficulties with the chemical evolution account. And further experimental work showed that amino acids do not have the ability to order themselves into any biologically meaningful sequences. The more I thought about the alternative that was being presented in the criticism, and the enormous problem that all of us who had worked on this field had neglected to address, the problem of the origin of genetic information itself, then I really had to re-assess my whole position regarding origins" (Unlocking the Mysteries of Life).

What he now had to address was this: What was the source of the biological information in DNA?

"If one could get at the origin of the messages, the encoded messages within the living machinery, then you would really be onto something far more intellectually satisfying than this chemical evolution theory" (Ibid.)

The astonishing fact is that inside every microscopic-sized cell, machines work together to accomplish specific jobs and are shepherded by other specially shaped machines to precise locations where they are needed.

Learning this, Kenyon exclaimed, "This is absolutely mind-boggling, to perceive at this scale of size, such a finely tuned apparatus, a device, that bears the marks of intelligent design and manufacture!"

Observable Evidence of a Master Designer

This is observable evidence of thoughtful, programmed designing by some Superior Mind. Evidence of intelligently organized patterns. Music in genes: Something else. Did you know this? It was recently discovered that DNA is linked to music! If you like music, but think that you can't carry a tune, you may be wrong. Respected geneticist, Susumo Ono, believes he's discovered music in genes—particularly human genes, fish genes and rabbit genes. Susumo is a researcher in DNA. He asked himself: If we were to assign a musical note to each chemical on the DNA strand and string those notes together and play them, what would DNA sound like?

So he did this—and the result was amazing. He discovered musical patterns of notes that again reveal intelligence.

Susumo Ono was so astonished that he took his findings to musicians. And musicians, in turn, were astonished to hear echoes of Bach, of Schubert, of Mozart in DNA music. Using the same formula for converting DNA into music, Dr Ono worked backwards and translated Chopin's funeral march into chemical symbols. It came out cancer!

Skeptics naturally point out that these strands of DNA produce only a string of single notes; it is the musicians who fill in the rhythm and the harmony. But the bottom line is this: Whichever way you look at it, the PATTERNS of single notes testify to intelligence as the source of DNA. Certainly it is not from a blind, accidental force in nature.

Identical to Written Language

But there's more, much more. Scientists at Bell Laboratories conducted studies on the mathematical language in the DNA molecule. And what did they find? Its mathematical pattern is identical to that of conversational language.

Concerning DNA, Charles Thaxton states: "A structural identity has been discovered between the genetic message on DNA and the written messages of a human language." (Charles Thaxton, "A New Design Argument," Cosmic Pursuit 1, no. 2, Spring 1998).

Hupert Yockey explains: "There is an identity of structure between DNA (and protein) and written linguistic messages. Since we know by experience that intelligence produces written messages, and no other cause is known, the implication, according to the adductive method, is that intelligent cause produced DNA and protein. The significance of this result lies in the security of it, for it is much stronger than if the structures were merely similar. We are not dealing with anything like a superficial resemblance between DNA and a written text. We are not saying DNA is like a message. Rather, DNA is a message. True design thus returns to biology" (Hubert P. Yockey, "Journal of Theoretical Biology").

Since there is no doubt in anyone's mind it takes intelligence to write a language, it is evident that it took intelligence to write the DNA code.

Intelligently Designed 'sentences' impressed from the Outside

Professor Dean Kenyon was asked if DNA comes in intelligently designed 'sentences'.

INTERVIEWER: "And is it true that when scientists peer into the microscopic world of DNA, they find not mere random arrangements, but well-written 'instruction books'?"

KENYON: "Yes. Masterpieces of immense intricacy and subtlety."

INTERVIEWER: "And you argue that these biological 'sentences' in DNA could not have arisen merely by material means, as evolutionists suggest?"

KENYON: "No. Just as the chemistry and physics of ink and paper do not determine the order of symbols in a printed text, but that order must be impressed on the ink from the 'outside,' so also the order of the bases, or sub-units, in DNA [adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine, or A, T, G, and C as commonly represented] is not determined by the known chemical tendencies of these individual sub-units, but instead appears to have been impressed from the 'outside' on the sub-units to create just those sequences that make biological sense.

The fantastic complexity and orderliness of the DNA code—condensed into an incredibly tiny size—suggests the work of a brilliant intellect rather than chance processes. It suggests that much thought has gone into their design—just as human beings use intelligence to design and construct computers, Jumbo jets, space craft and other intricate equipment. If radio signals were to be received from outer space, they would be understood as evidence of an intelligent source. Why then should we not regard the message sequence on the DNA molecule as prima facie evidence of an intelligent source?

Designed not to Evolve But that is not all! Gene code letters have built in error protection! Genes store information in long strings of DNA, in the form of chemical letters, called A, T, C and G. So that genes can be accurately copied, each gene consists of two parallel strands of DNA held together by links between the code letters of one strand and those of the other strand.

The two strands are not identical. That is, A's do not link to A's, and so on. Instead, they are complimentary. A's always link to T's; C's always link to G's.

Dr. Donall Mac Donaill of Trinity College, Dublin, studied that pattern of linkages between letters. And he found that they form a parity code similar to computer codes, to minimise mistakes during the electronic transfer of information. (Heatseekers Review, September 18, 2002).

Now is the moment of truth. No one would be so naïve as to believe modern electronic parity codes could have evolved by chance. They were carefully planned by software designers. The parity code found in DNA is further evidence the genetic code was deliberately created. It also reminds us that DNA is designed to maintain accurate copies and avoid changes in the information it carries. This means it was designed to NOT evolve. But rather to reproduce its own kind forever (Genesis 1:11, 24, 25). Come to think of it, wouldn't that make evolution scientifically impossible?

High Cloud Ring of Mystery

Recent issues of this Newsletter have emphasized the importance of maturing from believing Brother Branham's Message to understanding and receiving its revelation by the Spirit in the continuity of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation.

Some might ask, "Does this matter?"

Yes, insofar as it can distinguish a wise virgin from many foolish virgins! All are earnest contenders: some for the apostolic faith, others for what they sincerely believe is that faith based upon "what the tapes say," or what God's Holy Bible says. In his "Essay on Criticism" Alexander Pope wrote, "to err is human; to forgive, divine," and each of us is at times sincerely wrong so we need to check, double check, and "trim our lamps" because we live under the Seventh Vial of the antitype of Israel's Ordeal of Jealousy in Numbers 5. You who are God's House will be established in strength by faith in His Word before Los Angeles sinks. Others will submit in the 'squeeze' or suffer martyrdom. A dress rehearsal is now taking place to program the unrighteous self-righteous.

Speaking of the Smyrnean Church Age the Prophet said, "Death was not only the seed of the false vine but even in the true vine there was a creeping paralysis and impotence because they had already drifted from the unadulterated truth of the first few years after Pentecost and no true believer is any stronger and spiritually healthy and alive than his knowledge of and adherence to the pure Word of God, as seen by multitudes of examples in the Old Testament. Organization was growing apace, confirming and augmenting the death of the membership, for Holy Ghost leadership was deposed and the Word was replaced by creeds, dogmas and man-made ritual" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 113:1).

Carnal men and women fully versed in the "letter" of the Message, some former believers—even ministers without the "Spirit," have built an armoury against you who have not prepared your soul but squandered God's grace. Remember Revelation 3:17-20? Some are trying to do God a service without it being His will; the weapons of their warfare are carefully designed to shake your memory, affection, imagination, reasoning and conscience, and plant doubt in God's prophet and his Message, stripping what little faith you possess. They will succeed unless you yield so that God can establish you in the strength of His Word by faith which is a clear understanding.

God commanded His prophet not to explain the 'third pull' or the mysteries of the Seven Thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals—still "hid from the wise and prudent [in the Spoken Word of the Seventh Seal] and revealed unto babes"—the Prophet's verbal expression was eminently suited to camouflage. In illustrating these points we will show that the Cloud made two appearances, one of which fulfilled his vision, showed the end of the Laodicea Church Age and the second or 'parousia' Coming of Christ in the prophetic office Son of man, King of kings and Judge.

> The Cloud: Many people focus on the scientific explanation, or lack thereof, surrounding the cloud. These issues pale in comparison to the real issue: Are William Branham's accounts of the cloud's formation credible? And if they are not, then where does that leave a person with respect to William Branham's overall credibility?

Because he was deeply concerned about the confused claims published by who neither understand nor believe the heavenly sign, the pastor wrote:

> Also of importance is the issue of the difference in dates pertaining to the Cloud's appearance and WMB's hunting trip.

Science Magazine, 19 April, 1963Brother Branham must have been home in Tucson on February 28, 1963 preparing for his hunting trip, unaware of this public appearance of "the sign of Christ's imminent 'parousia' Coming," Daniel 7:9, Revelation 1:14 and 10:7. Dr. James E. McDonald of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona wrote: "Approximately 175 letters have now been received from persons who observed the stratospheric cloud. Correspondence with those who indicated that they had taken photos has led to a present total of 85 photographs from 35 different localities in Arizona and New Mexico (Stratospheric Cloud over Northern Arizona; and Status of Investigation of the Northern Arizona Stratospheric Cloud of February 28, 1963). Daniel 7:10-14; Zechariah 14:4-5, Matthew 24:3, 30-31 and Luke 21:24-33 foretell a similar public sign over the Mount of Olives after the end of the Gentile dispensation. It will announce Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel heralding the "Kingdom of God" on earth for which His disciples sought before their re-birth (Acts 1:6). We go to "the Kingdom of heaven" for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the Sky (Revelation 19:9).

An article in Life Magazine (May 17, 1963)—"High Cloud Ring of Mystery" over Arizona—caught Brother Norman's attention while visiting and he borrowed the magazine. When Brother Branham came by the following Sunday to take the Normans to dinner, he recognized the Cloud as that into which he was caught up from Sunset Mountain where he was hunting with Brothers Gene Norman and Fred Sothman on about March 8, 1963. He borrowed the magazine and reported his discovery to the Church on Saturday, June 1, 1963 in his sermon "Come, follow Me," p. 2:13-16. Also see "Standing in the Gap, p. 21:82; June 23, and "Is Your Life worthy of the Gospel? p. 1:6-7, June 30.

This Cloud appeared twice, and Brother Branham could not have known of its appearance on February 28 or these photographs before May 26. Let us discern the logos from Brother Branham's rhema:

Come, follow Me, p. 2:13-16; June 1, 1963: "When I come [to Tucson], one thing, was by a vision, that [the Lord showed me in Jeffersonville on December 22, 1962 in which] I was standing above [about forty miles northeast of] Tucson up here when a blast went off. Brother Fred was there [but Brother Branham was alone picking sand burrs from his trouser legs] when it went off. [Brother Branham is speaking of the fulfilment of Revelation 10:1-4 on March 8, 1963 when he was hunting with Brothers Sothman and Norman at Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest]. And they [anonymous members of the public] took that picture [of the Cloud on February 28], you know, in the sky. And I didn't think much about it, never noticed it [until I saw "Life" magazine]. So it begin to impress me somehow the other day. And Brother Norman, Norma's father here, told me, said, "Did you notice this?"

"And just as I looked [at the magazine], right there was them angels just as plain as they could be, setting right there in that picture. You see? I looked to see when it was, and it was time, same 'bout day or two before or, day or two after I was up there [in Sunset Mountain]. I looked where it was at: northeast of Flagstaff [200 miles nor'-nor'-west from Tucson as the crow flies], or Prescott [165 miles nor-west from Tucson as the crow flies], which is below Flagstaff. Well, that's just where we was at (See?), just exactly." [Yes, "you was at" Tucson preparing for your hunt [in March] whereas the Cloud was 200 miles nor'-nor'-west of you as the crow flies in February]!

"Twenty-six miles high; why, vapour can't go for over four miles high, or five, moisture, any kind of fog or anything. You see? Planes fly at nineteen thousand. That's to get up above all the clouds. You see? And nineteen thousand is about four miles high. This is twenty-six miles high and thirty miles across it, and in the shape of the pyramid, if you've looked at the picture [of the Cloud that appeared over Prescott and Flagstaff on February 28, 1963]."

"And on the right-hand side, as I told you I noticed, outstanding, that Angel, there He is, chest out, wings back, coming right in, just exactly the way it was. I never noticed it when they first . . . There's been so many things. [In the Seventh Seal the Prophet explains the last angel was his own theophany]".

Standing in the Gap, p. 21:82; June 23, 1963: "And now, I didn't know at the time, that they were taking pictures of that, scientists was [on February 28], as the Angels lowered themselves from heaven to bring the Message. And you remember, I said the one on the right side of the constellation had His—kinda chest back, and His wings . . . You remember me saying that, all of you? And how that I watched him? He was very distinctive from the others. And I didn't know [until about May 26] they were taking a picture of it, 'cause immediately [after the Cloud of Revelation 10:1-4 manifested on March 8] I hurried east [to the Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana, but probably not before March 10 or 12]. But going back home to Tucson, there it was all through the papers that had been seen almost nationwide or plumb into Mexico, all the western States. And I think the "Courier" over here . . . It was on the Associated Press. How many saw a mysterious cloud in the sky? Let's see the hands. And now, the "Life" Magazine picked it up. And I have the article here this morning in the "Life" Magazine there, of the show . . . Now, here it is, the same time I was there. See the pyramid or the Cloud? I was standing just below this. And there . . . See the distinctive Angel on the right hand side? See the pointed wing of it? Just exactly what was said. And here's interview of Mexico and different places from where they took the picture. Now, this scientist here is trying to get all the information about the picture that he can, about the people who has the picture. He's studying it".

The Lord Jesus opened the First Seal nine days after this public sign appeared over Flagstaff on February 28. He daily unveiled the revelation of the Seals to His Prophet "in the little room" at Brother and Sister Wood's Jeffersonville home where he was praying and studying. He delivered the rhema of their logos from March 17 to 24, 1963 in absolute ignorance of the appearance of the Cloud on February 28, photographs or media interest, until May 26. Were news of the Cloud noised abroad at that time, "Life" Magazine would have published it before May 17, or not at all.

In spite of the Judaeo-Catholic church and the truly exceptional imagination of some Brothers, angels are the theophanies of human beings, without wings. Brother Branham was referring to the swept back appearance of the Lord's beard in the Cloud as it 'flew' eastward. In Malachi 4:2 we read, "Unto you who fear My Name will the Sun of righteousness [Jesus Christ] arise with healing [restoration and glorification] in His wings [His beams are likened to the outstretched wings of a bird]; and the righteous will go forth [rejoicing] as calves released from the darkness of the stall to frisking and leaping for joy in spring pastures" (Isaiah 30:26; Jeremiah 30:17; Revelation 1:16). The evening-time Light is restoring and building faith in us for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Joel 2:25; Zechariah 17:7; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; 24:27-28; Ephesians 1:17-23; Revelation 10:7; 18:1).

The glory of the Lord represented in this Cloud is made up of the theophanies of the seven angels and their converts, including you and every member of Christ's end-time Bride who was also present in theophany when the Lamb claimed the Book (Revelation 5:8-14). Redemption is over, and since we were predestinated to be reborn of the fullness of the Word, we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary. This is "that great Cloud of witnesses . . . the general assembly and Church of the Firstborn who are written in heaven" (I Thessalonians 4:13-14; Hebrews 12:1, 22; Jude 14).

Is Your Life worthy of the Gospel? p. 1:6-7, June 30: "I'd say 8:00 o'clock or 9:00 [on March 8, 1963], wouldn't you think something like that, Brother Fred; maybe 9:00 o'clock, something? I run over on this side quickly to keep the javelinas from seeing me. They're wild boar, you know, and they're pretty scary."

"So I went over the hill this way and started to run up the hill, and I just run along in a little what we call a dog trot; and all of a sudden the whole country just rung out. I never heard such a terrific blast. Just shook and the rocks rolled. And I felt like I must've jumped five feet off the ground, looked like. It just scared me. And I thought, "Oh, my . . ." I thought I'd gotten shot, that somebody . . . I had on a black hat. I thought they might've thought it was a javelina running up the mountain, somebody had shot me. It went so loud right on me like that. Then all at once something said, "Look up." There it was. Then He told me, "It's the opening of those Seven Seals; turn home." So here I come".

I expect you now recognize that the pillar of Cloud appeared to the public over Prescott 165 miles nor'-west and Flagstaff 200 miles nor'-nor'-west of Tucson in the evening from around 1840hrs MST on February 28, 1963 to fulfil the requirement of Psalm 19:1. And that the same Cloud appeared a second time to the Prophet and only to him forty miles north east of Tucson between about 0900hrs and 1000hrs MST mid-morning on March 8, 1963 to fulfil his vision of December 22, 1962.

It is the Rising of the Sun, p. 1:8-9; April 18, 1965: "Realizing that our time is limited here, especially for those friends who are listening in by this telephone, I would like to call your attention this morning to a picture that some time ago was taken by the camera of a vision that I had [received on December 22, 1962 and recounted on December 30] here at the Tabernacle [in the sermon, "Is This the Sign of the End, Sir?"] of leaving Indiana to [relocate to] Arizona, where I was to meet in the form of a pyramid, seven Angels. Not knowing what would happen, later when I got there, thinking it was the end of my life, that no one could stand the blast . . . (And I'm sure all of you are acquainted with the story). And then in Sabino Canyon one morning like this [at about 8.30am in early January 1963, soon after relocating to Tucson], while in prayer, there had been a sword placed in my hand and said, "This is the Word and the Sword of the Word."

Later [on March 8, 1963] the Angels appeared as was prophesied [in the vision of December 22, 1962]. And at the same time, [actually without his knowledge on February 28] a great cluster of Light left to where I was standing and moved thirty miles high in the air and around the circle, like the wings of the Angels, and drawed into the skies a shape of a pyramid in the same constellation of Angels that appeared.

It is essential to discern the logos from Brother Branham's rhema as he frequently conflates the two visitations of the Cloud. Whilst the appearance of the Cloud on February 28 was a public testimony, his assumption from Mount Sunset into the glorious Cloud of God's Presence on March 8 was seen and experienced by himself alone as on the Day of Atonement Israel's high priest entered the Presence alone and only he saw the Shekinah in the Holy of Holies.

CloudThe main photograph in Life Magazine was taken over Flagstaff; the small pictures were taken from Prescott, Phoenix, and Winslow, a circumference of roughly 200 miles centered at Prescott. As the Cloud was twenty-six miles high and thirty miles across it would have been overhead wherever one was in that circle. Several months later Brother Branham reminded us that God always signifies major events in the heavens before they take place (Genesis 1:14; Psalm 19:1-5). He also said. "Did you notice before the Seven Seals were revealed, the great mysterious Light showed forth in the heavens up here above Tucson where we were."

The Shekinah manifest as the Pillar of Cloud on two occasions and at two different locations. The first occasion was on February 28 when it appeared for a public witness seen by thousands and noted by scientists and the media unbeknownst to the Prophet until May 26. The second occasion was over Sunset Mountain when Christ opened the Seven Seals "(Is Your Life worthy of the Gospel," p. 3:13) when Brother Branham was physically caught up into the "great a Cloud of witnesses," showing the Church Ages and Christ's mediation for ignorance were fulfilled. The "constellation" or alignment of the angels' Messages of PART-Word and PART-Spirit signify "that which is perfect [or complete]" and we must "look away [from the messengers] to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith" (I Corinthians 13:10; I Thessalonians 4:14; Hebrews 12:1-2; Revelation 4:1-8; 6:1; 18:4). His assumption confirmed his "new commission" and he was told to return to Jeffersonville where the Lord would reveal the mystery of the voices of the Seven Thunders, which is the revelation of the unwritten Seventh Seal expounding the mystery of the six written Seals. Underestimating the Prophet's hunting prowess I reckoned this had occurred on March 9, 1963, however I later learned that his eldest daughter, our late Sister Rebekah Smith, had said that the correct date was March 8. No one but the Prophet himself saw this manifestation of the Shekinah, which he later 'recognized' from photographs of its visible public manifestation taken eight days previously.

Revelation 6:1, "And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the Seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come". does not believe, but questions: "Is William Branham Credible? . . . The Scientific Explanation is: On February 28, 1963, a thrust assisted Thor rocket was launched from pad 75-3-5 at Vandenberg Air Force base in California carrying a Keyhole 4 military surveillance satellite. The rocket started to veer off course and was intentionally destroyed at an altitude of 146,000 feet at 1:52pm . . ."

Be this as it may it is irrelevant because the "blast" or single "thunder" of Revelation 6:1 and the Cloud into which Brother Branham was caught up according to the vision and dreams disclosed to the Church in December 1962 manifest not on February 28, 1963 but on March 8, unseen by anyone but God's Prophet.

On January 26, 1963, before the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International Convention in Phoenix the Lord spoke through his prophet expressing His complete displeasure with them and their system, "like so many others, they were now just another organization" (Revelation 3:17-20). After stating the Lord's anger, he was whirled around by the Holy Spirit in two circles, and as he left the platform he cried with a loud voice, "Come out of her My people"!

Within moments the international directors were summoned to a hastily arranged executive session. There nineteen men passed a motion stating that "No longer would William Branham be invited as a speaker to FGBMFI functions." The motion passed seventeen to two. Following the passing of the motion, Carl Williams and Clay Sonmore (both executive vice-presidents of the FGBMFI) tendered their resignations if this motion was left to stand and remain on record. In deference to them as persons whose resignations might make waves, the motion was rescinded and removed from the record.

Even though most of these men re-voted to remove the motion from the record, they remained convinced that the ministry of this Prophet should be curtailed and effectively side-lined. From that day they despised the Word of the Lord. They murmured against the Prophet that God sent to the church of Laodicea. On February 28 the Lord Jesus Christ appeared in the heavens wigged as a judge looking down upon Phoenix, and the Pentecostal church along with the Seven Church Ages ended on March 8. William Branham was vindicated (Investments), like Micaiah in the days of the 400 prophets of Jezebel (I Kings 22).

Hebrews 10:30-31, "We know Him who said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and also, The Lord will judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God".

Pillar of Fire above Brother BranhamAfter preaching "Doors in a Door" in Tucson on February 23 Brother Branham received a three-page telegram from Mr. Ted Kipperman, a Jew in partnership with a Catholic named Ayers who was married to a Jewess. These photographers were engaged by the Baptist critic Rev. Dr. Best to take his photograph threatening to skin Brother Bosworth in the auditorium of the Rice Hotel in Houston on January 24, 1950. Six photographs of Dr. Best waving his fist at Brother Bosworth were blank. God would not allow the photographers to dishonour his aged servant. The seventh photograph portrayed Brother Branham overshadowed by the Shekinah. The telegraph was a deep apology by the Jewish photographer and an appeal to Brother Branham to intercede for his sister's son who was to be executed. Brother Branham postponed his hunting trip and flew to Houston where he entreated the governor in behalf of the boy and his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

Then on March 4, Brother Branham preached "The Absolute" at a prayer meeting convened by the prison chaplain, his long time friend Raymond Hoekstra and immediately after the service he and Brother Norman drove 1,100 miles back to Tucson for the remainder of the Javelina pig hunting season which ran from March 1-10. The hunting party pitched camp on March 6 and Brother Branham shot his javelina the following day, March 7, and was picking a goathead from his trouser leg as shown in the vision when the "blast" went off on March 8.

"The Road to Sunset," an article published in the June 1992 issue of ONLY BELIEVE magazine discusses the Cloud photographed on February 28, 1963 and details the hunting trip in March; the "blast," his union in the cloud of angels, and his new commission. nl955.htm

Pass it on . . . please send this article to someone you knowBrother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Word: the Logos and the Rhema

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    Bible Believers' Newsletter 954

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
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Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we anticipate 2017 will prove a supernaturally seminal year for all those gathered on the bosom of the River.

I hear so many people say, "Brother, are you in the Message?" And they all have different ideas of what the 'Message' is. It's not whether you're in the Message, or the Message is in you—that isn't the point. The question is, "Are you in Christ?"

If you're in Christ you have the baptism of the Holy Ghost; you've heard His Logos, His understanding of the Message and your hope of glory. Do you see the difference? Many believe and can quote the Message page and paragraph, but only the elect will hear His voice, receive the Holy Ghost and not be confused.

Further to the feature articles in our two previous Newsletters—"What the Tapes Say," and The Ten Virgins"—we reinforce their thrust with today's main article, "Word: The Logos and the Rhema" by Brother Alfred Raa Olson (1927 – 2002), a minister, author and disciple of God's Prophet, William Branham. Please take your time to read this carefully so you will be sure to distinguish the "letter only" of God's unchanging Word from the mind of the "Spirit".

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

Questioning Christian (sic) participation in Aggressive Warfare

Jesus Messiah
December 21, 2016 — 102 years ago this Christmas Eve something happened in the early months of the "War to End All Wars" that put a tiny little blip of hope in the historical timeline of the organized mass slaughter that is war. The event was regarded by the professional military officer class to be so profound and so important (and so disturbing) that strategies were immediately put in place that would ensure such an event could never happen again . . . British, Scottish, French, Belgian, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, German, Austrian, Hungarian, Serbian and Russian clergymen from church pulpits in those Christian nations were doing their part in fomenting a decidedly un-Christ-like patriotic fervour that would result in a [genuine] holocaust that destroyed four empires [as planned], killed upwards of 20 million soldiers and civilians, physically wounded hundreds of millions more and caused the psychological and spiritual decimation of an entire generation of young men whose spiritual care was supposed to be the responsibility of those clergymen.

". . . and the ones who call the shots won't be among the dead and lame; and on each end of the rifle we're the same"  — John McCutcheon.

Christianity, it should be remembered, began as a highly ethical pacifist religion based on the teachings and actions of the nonviolent Jesus of Nazareth (and his pacifist apostles and followers). Christianity survived and thrived despite persecutions until it became the largest religion in the Roman Empire by the time Constantine the Great became emperor and usurped the religion into becoming OK with homicidal violence. Since then, the nations that profess Christianity as their state religion have never allowed the mainline churches to truly exercise the radical peacemaking of the original form of Christianity as Jesus had taught.

So, contrary to the ethical teachings of Jesus, most modern Christian churches have not been active resisters to its particular nation's imperial aspirations, its nation's aggressive wars, its nation's war-makers or its nation's war profiteers. Instead, the church has, by and large, become a bloody instrument of the satanic in support of whatever sociopathic warmongers and sociopathic corporations are in power . . . Full story:

Comment: What the author and the world call "the Church" Jesus calls "the synagogue of Satan" (Revelation 2:9; 3:9). The Judaeo-Roman synagogue will soon accede to the proposition Israel's Messiah refused, and the synagogue nailed Him to the Cross (Matthew 4:8-10).

Liberation of Aleppo: Regional Turning Point. Setback for US-Led Aggression

President Al Assad
December 21, 2016 — In late 2016, at the cost of many young lives, Syrian forces took back the eastern part of the city of Aleppo, occupied by NATO and Saudi backed terrorists for more than four years . . . the most serious setback for the 15-year long Washington-led aggression on the entire region. An effective recolonisation of the region has stretched from Afghanistan to Libya, under a range of false pretexts. Invasions and proxy wars have been backed by economic sanctions and wild propaganda. But this great war of aggression—called the creation of 'New Middle East' by former US President George W. Bush—has hit a rock in Syria. The massive proxy armies bought and equipped by Washington and its regional allies the Saudis, Turkey, Qatar and Israel, have been beaten back by a powerful regional alliance which supports the Syrian nation.

The endgame in Aleppo involves a handful of foreign agents—US, Saudi, Israeli and others . . . The US in particular is keen to secure their release, because their presence is further evidence of the foreign command of what was claimed to be a 'civil war' . . . Resettlement and reconstruction is already underway, and army reserves have been called up to defend the city . . . As Syrian forces smashed the al Qaeda lines, the trapped civilians streamed out. They published video of long lines of people leaving east Aleppo and finding relief, food and shelter with the Syrian Arab Army. Tired and relieved, they told their stories to anyone who cared to listen. Russia and Iran gave many tonnes of food, clothing, blanket, and shelter aid. By contrast, western countries generally gave nothing and the terror groups rejected all aid from the Syrian alliance... Full story:

Comment: Since the late nineteenth century we have seen the slow unfolding of a reciprocal clandestine covenant typed in Genesis 32-33, noted by Isaiah, revealed to Daniel in Judah's sixty-eighth year of captivity, elaborated by Jesus Messiah in Revelation 13, 17-19 and expounded by William Branham (the Prophet of Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 1:1, 3:14; 10:7, etc,). We are seeing the restoration of the Roman Empire of the Middle East and North Africa in exchange for the Land of the Covenant, West Asia (greater Israel), and Russia as surety for refinancing the world systems enabling one world government.

"With the world church system under her Rome will be controlling, and this image (church system) will be obedient to Rome because Rome controls the gold of the world. Thus all the people have to belong to the world church system or be at the mercy of the elements for they cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast in the hand or head. This mark in the head means that they will have to take the doctrine of the world church system which is trinitarianism, etc., and the mark in the hand which means to do the will of the world church. With this great power the church systems will persecute the true Bride. This image will try to keep the Bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But before the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches the true church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 377).

Syria's Victory at Aleppo: Turning Point in Struggle against Neo-Colonialism

December 21, 2016 — Today the Russian Ambassador in Turkey was slaughtered by a terrorist at an art gallery in Ankara . . . the assassin was "unlikely to have acted alone" . . . The atmosphere of rabid Russophobia prevailing, even at the United Nations, created a climate so conducive to violence that it would not be an exaggeration to assert that the pervasive Russophobia actually enabled the murder. The assassin shouted: "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!"

On December 5, 2016, as a result of the Russian-Chinese veto, the UN Security Council failed to give authorization to inflict on Syria the pulverizing slaughter that the Security Council had authorized against Iraq (Resolution 678) and Libya (Resolution 1973). The former colonial powers, Britain, France, and currently the US, then sought a UN General Assembly Resolution to vilify the Syrian government's resistance to becoming a servile colony of the former colonial dictators of the Middle East oil spigot . . . it carries no legal power of enforcement, although it serves propaganda purposes of the vengeful and hypocritical former dictators of the Middle East.

Although during the December 9, 2016 General Assembly's adoption of L.39 the US representative stated that "every hospital in Eastern Aleppo had been attacked," no mention was made of the "moderate rebels'" lethal attack on a Russian hospital in Aleppo, which murdered Russian medical personnel and injured numerous Russian staff. The "moderate rebel" murderers had, obviously been provided with the coordinates of the hospital, which facilitated the direct strike. Are Russian lives of no value? No mention was made of the coalition's (America, British, Australian) repeated airstrikes on September 19, 2016, which murdered at least 60 Syrian soldiers and disrupted the ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia . . . Full story:

Comment: Ten Massive Fake News Stories Western Media has been feeding you on Aleppo.

'Newspeak' and Duplicity of Mainstream Journalism

December 22, 2016 — Mainstream media journalism, has descended into truly toxic levels of printed and broadcast disinformation. One can now virtually count on the fact that what is being said on any topic of political significance, will be a carefully scripted trotting-out of government and corporate propaganda . . . what George Orwell called 'Newspeak' . . . witnessing one event and describing it as quite another event . . .

It must be obvious to most of us by now that Russia, via Putin, is being held responsible for pretty much everything which is no longer working well for [Judaeo-]Western engineered neoliberal/neocon globalism. In fact, the stream of accusations against Putin's Russia have descended into . . . farce . . . not backed by any factual evidence . . .

BBC reports that returning pro Assad Syrian army troops are raping and murdering the civilian population . . . thousands are trying to flee the massacre going on night and day at the hands of Assad's army, supported by Russia and Iran . . . based on fictitious information concocted and spread about by paid-off insiders, hired to tell lies at ten a minute . . . to protect the geopolitical interests of the West. As if to officially rubber stamp this fact, the US Senate recently introduced a bill attempting to ban any story line which might contradict such 'official' version of events . . . Especially those surrounding the defeat of ISIS and the liberation of Aleppo which had been occupied—and virtually starved out—by ISIS terrorists for the past four years.

Attempts to silence truth are a direct attack on free speech . . . endemic in Westminster and Washington . . . The propaganda machine works best when nobody looks the reality in the eye. They are simply puppets, singing the hymns that NATO, the EU and USA wants the world to hear . . . Full story:

Comment: The NATO campaign against freedom of expression. NATO first attempted to silence . . . the truth about the attacks of 11 September 2001 . . . those who contested the official version of the 'Arab Springs' and the war against Syria . . . the coup d'état in Ukraine. Now NATO is behind the accusations by a pseudo-NGO that the people who campaigned for Donald Trump are Russian agents.

Egyptian Minister for Home Affairs confirmed five men had been arrested taking photos to be posted on Facebook . . . two children, covered in blood, were playing the role of the children of Aleppo who had, so it was claimed, been injured by Russian bombings . . . Full story:

Sensible communication—according to President Trump

General Flynn is getting ready to rock the world of US intelligence and override all post 9/11 reforms. This would put an end to the obsession with secret prisons and targeted assassinations and mark a return to the true nature of intelligence: making sense of and anticipating developments around the world. General Flynn's Proposals to Reform Intelligence

Word: The Logos and the Rhema

Based on the book by Alfred Raa Olson
"I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth thee" (Job 42:5).

In I Corinthians 1:21 the Bible teaches "it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe." With the vocabulary of our speech we go forth proclaiming the Good News—"Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour." Those who have ears to hear what the Spirit has to say, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, shall be saved.

William BranhamThe ministry of William Branham has gone forth in these closing hours of time just before Jesus returns for the glorious millennium: this ministry was promised by our Lord, to "finish the mystery of God" and "restore all things" for the Rapture of His Church. Jesus testified the vast majority of people always rejected God's prophets, or misinterpreted their Message. Those associated with the Message Brother Branham brought are no exception. They reiterate his words by quoting the "letter" of the Spoken Word books, as those in previous times quoted the letter of prophets before him, without understanding what the Spirit was saying through them. When matters of doctrine arise, instead of searching the Scriptures, as the Bible instructs (II Timothy 3:16), people typically respond "I'm going to stay with what the prophet said!" Few perceive the God he preached. Had they heard what he said, their hearts would have been restored to the faith of the Pentecostal fathers (Malachi 4:5-6), which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ laid out by the apostle Paul (I Corinthians 3:10-11), himself a prophet. And they would diligently search the Word to "prove all things . . ." (I Thessalonians 5:21).

Many believers of this last day Message, like those who claimed to follow Moses, Jeremiah, Daniel, Paul, Luther, or Wesley, are preoccupied with the words and speech of William Branham, in their zeal to be 'in the Message.' That they have lost sight of the foundation of our faith in the Scriptures, "which are able to make thee WISE unto salvation" (II Timothy 3:15). The baptism of the Holy Ghost, Christ dwelling in you in the Form of the Holy Spirit, is the Seal of God's promise He will return for you.

The evidence that you have received the Holy Spirit is "WISDOM" in the Word God promised for YOUR day, and seeing it manifesting in your life. For if the Spirit of Jesus Christ dwells within you, it will quicken your mortal body to every Word in God's Bible by the Message for your day, as it did in the saints of previous Ages. For if Christ does dwell within you, you cannot deny what He wrote in His Gospel, the Scriptures. But these preachers have not had their hearts back to the truth in the Gospel of Christ. Instead, they repeat only words and speeches, not perceiving the Message of Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.

William Branham said, "Like the Dutchman, take me for what I mean, not for what I say; one word contrary to the Bible is the kingdom of Satan." If your heart has been turned back to the truth of the Word, you will not just repeat his sayings, but compare them from Genesis to Revelation to discern consistent 'MEANING,' lest you "darken counsel by words without knowledge" (Job 38:2).

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Brother Branham taught God wrote three Bibles we know as "the Word."

The Gospel was first declared in the stars, a witness to the ancient world of our Lord's first Coming, the purpose for His suffering and to His Coming again. According to ancient astrologers, the Zodiac began with Virgo, the Virgin, and ended with Leo, the Lion. Our Lord Jesus Christ came born of a virgin and will return as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. This is but one of many examples which prove "the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth His handywork"  (Psalm 19:1).

ZodiacWhen people meet me in Chicago, I often take them to visit the planetarium. Visitors to the planetarium sit in a circular auditorium in soft, cushioned chairs, which lay back so you can look up at the ceiling. The lights are turned off, and a machine in the center of the room projects images onto the ceiling, each representing a star or planet. A narrator explains what the sky looks like tonight. He can also show us how the heavens looked two thousand years ago, about the time that Christ was born. He can show you where each star will be tomorrow night, or ten years from now, or even a hundred years from now. Those who study the stars even know what the heavens will look a thousand years from now. God's unchanging Word the Holy Bible says the righteous shall shine as the stars. They declare God's predestination, nothing is hidden from Him. He knows the path our lives will take, for He's omniscient, knowing the very thoughts going through our minds, even the hairs on our head are numbered. God knows all of our tomorrows. By foreknowledge He knew I would be saying these things and chose me in Christ Jesus, writing my name in the Book of Life before time began (Revelation 17:8).

All nature is ruled by the heavenly bodies and testifies to the accuracy of God's Word. Throughout the Scriptures, situations in nature were used to illustrate God's ways. Jesus spoke of His impending death, saying, "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit" (John 12:24).

Jeremiah compared the man who trusts in the Lord to a tree: "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit" (Jeremiah 17:7-8).

Even the seasons give testimony: spring brings forth life; summer is youth; fall older age; and winter is death. But after winter, comes spring—the resurrection. Birth, life, death, resurrection—all nature is governed by the heavens.

Sphinx and Great PyramidThe second Bible was built of stone by Enoch as a witness before the Flood. The Great Pyramid sits geographically in the center of the earth so the sun never casts a shadow around it and types Christ and His Bride. Notice how it is broad at the base and constantly narrows as it nears completion, like the elect Church which becomes increasingly in the minority as it nears the Capstone. The great pyramid and its unplaced capstone with the all-seeing eye of God is 'The Great Seal' of the United States and has never been used for sealing, and rarely for any other purpose, aside from its reproduction on the US one dollar bill. The pyramid is represented by thirteen rows of masonry, (thirteen is the number of woman), and above this, is the capstone surrounded by the Shekinah. The capstone has always been a mystery, like the "Seven Thunders" of Revelation 10, nothing has ever been revealed, and without it, the pyramid could not be finished. It speaks of another Stone, rejected, elect and precious—the Seven Sealed revelation of Jesus Christ—without which the Church cannot be made complete.

For the instruction of those who are wise, the Great Pyramid is a prophecy that the same Light which shone in the East, would be restored in the West, to Seal and complete that which He has begun: He is Alpha and Omega. Latin mottos above the Great Seal announce: "He has Favoured Our Undertakings" and under it, "A New Order of the Ages."

God wrote His third Bible on paper for the educational age and neither one contradicts the other. The Scriptures are often referred to as "the Word." We use various terms in referring to the Word. For example, we speak of the 'written Word;' the 'revealed Word,' the 'living Word;' and the 'restoration of the Word.' To some, this last reference to God's Word seems inappropriate, because restoration means, to "return to an original state of being," as one might reconstruct an historic building that was in decay. We know the Word of God is "the same yesterday, today, and forever;" that it can never change or pass away, but must manifest what was spoken in its designated season and time. Therefore it may be said, there can be no restoration of the Word, rather a restoration of understanding or faith in the Word. Instead of speaking about a restoration of the Word, we shall consider restoring the elect Church, back to the Word. The difference is one of semantics. Jesus referring to Malachi 4, said: "Elijah truly shall first come and restore all things" (Matthew 11:17). Peter said Jesus could not return the second time, "until the restoration of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began," so it is the Word which is to be restored (Acts 3:21). Not that the Word has failed, or that another gospel will be proclaimed. Jesus said: "Heaven and earth shall pass away [or change], but My words shall not pass away [i.e. change]." Man failed and changed, not God the Word. God miraculously preserved His Word intact through years of persecution. It is not the "letter," but the SENSE of the Word, or "faith," which was lost and required restoration.

The New Testament, as you know, was originally written in Greek. Now I don't know much Greek but I know a man who teaches Greek at a seminary near Chicago. Perhaps he thinks I'm a fanatic with my questions about the Greek New Testament, but he's always willing to see me and explain. I appreciate that. The Greek language is far more precise than English, with more words giving finer distinctions in meaning. Take for example, the word "love." Two Greek words: 'Agape' and 'Phileo' are both translated "love," however they have entirely different meanings. The Greek 'parousia' is a present participle meaning 'arrival and subsequent presence' is translated "come," as in the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; 'erchomai,' also means to come, go, or enter but is used only in the present and imperfect tenses. Debate and confusion often arise where two different Greek words are translated by one English word.

Looking up "word" in our concordance, two Greek words: 'Logos' and 'Rhema,' are translated "word." Rhema means word or words as utterance or speech. Let me illustrate from Scripture: "every idle Rhema [word or utterance] that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matthew 12:36). Brought before Pilate to answer accusations: "Jesus answered him to never a Rhema [word or utterance]; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly"  (Matthew 27:14). In II Corinthians 12:4, Paul describes "How he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable Rhema, [words or utterance], which is not lawful for a man to utter." John 8:20: "These Rhema [words or utterance], spake Jesus in the treasury as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on Him for His hour was not yet come."

Logos is an expression of thought: a concept, an idea, the reasoning behind the Rhema. Galatians 5:14 says: "For all the Law is fulfilled in one Logos [concept, thought], even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." In John 5:24 Jesus says, "Verily, verily I say unto you, He that heareth My Logos, [concept or thought], and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto Life." And in John 8:43, "Why do ye not understand My speech? Even because ye cannot hear My Logos [concept or thought]."

This next example, found in the tenth chapter of Acts, is probably one of my favourites. There was a certain devout man in Caesarea called Cornelius, who feared God, but did not know the way of salvation. He gave alms to the poor and did good things but he was not born again, and he was a Gentile. An angel appeared to him one day and told him to send his servants to Joppa to find one Simon Peter and bring him back. So Cornelius sent his servants to Joppa. In the meantime Peter had seen a vision; a sheet came down from heaven "wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of the earth . . . And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean: And the voice spoke unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call thou not common" (Acts 10:12-15). Gentiles, you see, were considered to be unclean. As soon as the vision was over, there came a knock on the door, and it was the servants of Cornelius. They took Peter back to where Cornelius had gathered his whole household: his mother, father, sisters, brothers, slaves and servants, etc., to hear what Peter had to say.

Peter began to preach Christ unto them. And "While Peter yet spake these Rhema, [words or utterance], the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the Logos [concept or thought]." I thought they ALL got the Holy Ghost. But it doesn't say that. They all heard his speech, his Rhema, the spoken words, but only those who caught the Logos, the concept or idea behind what he had said, received the Holy Ghost. Do you see the difference?

We can hear a man preach, listen to his tapes, and read books. We can all hear speech or read words, as Cornelius' household listened to Peter. But we've got to catch the Logos, or thought behind what is spoken or written. Many believers today are saying, "we'll say just what the prophet said, or quote the Scriptures." Beware! You can quote a prophet, the Bible, or any other book word-for-word, and still not say what the speaker or author has said. Let me quote a Scripture: When Jesus was brought before Pilate, the high priests wanted to find some reason for putting Him to death and needed an accusation to bring against Him, but could find no witnesses. At last, there came two false witnesses. One said, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days'" (Matthew 26:61). The man had heard Jesus' speech, but did not catch the thought behind what Jesus had said. He wasn't talking about the Temple in Jerusalem: Jesus was talking about His own body—"Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up" (John 2:19). This witness had heard Jesus Rhema but had not heard the Logos. Do you see the difference?

Nicodemus came to Jesus by night, wanting to know the ways of the Lord. He was a Pharisee, yet he knew that Jesus was a man sent from God. Jesus told him, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). Nicodemus did not understand: "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?" Jesus answered, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit" (John 3:4-6). Nicodemus heard the Rhema, the words Jesus spoke. But he didn't catch the thought or Logos behind what He had said. [Oh, I hope you're getting the Logos behind what I'm trying to share with you]. The Bible says, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith" (Revelation 2:7). ". . . for the letter [Rhema or Gramma] killeth, but the Spirit giveth Life" (II Corinthians 3:6). The Spirit has to reveal to you the thought or concept behind what is being said.

I went to college for a few years. Before I had graduated, however, I met my wife and we were married: I had to quit school and find a job to support us. I remember an incident in advanced math while I was still in college. One day the instructor wrote some equations on the blackboard—they were, I think, algebraic equations. Well, he explained the first one, and when he had finished, he turned around. There we were scratching our heads with blank expressions. He looked at us and said, "You didn't get it. Did you? You haven't been doing your homework, have you? I'll explain it again." So he went through the equation again and explained each portion of it. When he had finished, he turned around to find us still scratching our heads with blank looks on our faces. "You still didn't get it did you?" And he explained it one more time part-by-part. Suddenly, I caught the idea behind what he was saying: the thought or concept behind the equation. Now that's what we Christians need to do—make sure we have the thought behind what is being preached or written, as regards the things of the Lord.

Sometimes, I go to France to preach. Now I don't know French, and one day I was trying to talk with a Frenchman, and he spoke very little English. I was trying to explain something and the more I tried to make him understand what I was saying, the more confused he became. I was trying hand signals, anything I could think of to make him understand. After quite some time, when I was about to give up, his face suddenly changed; it was almost as if a light had come on: he caught my Logos—the thought behind what I had been saying.

Suppose each of us was a missionary preaching to sinners in different parts of the globe. In preaching to the unconverted church-goer, the best place to start bringing the plan of salvation is Acts 2:38. We have to show them who the Lord Jesus Christ is, and their need to repent of their sins and be baptized in the NAME of the Lord Jesus Christ, that they might receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Now, one of us might go to Germany and be speaking in German. He may be using an illustration of some type to emphasise their need to repent, accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and be baptized in His NAME. Another on a Pacific island would employ different words and illustrations, and a language understood by those people. Another might serve in a third country and use different words, illustrations, and Scriptures. No matter how we went about it, each is presenting the concept in Acts 2:21-38. Like chicken: you can boil it, you can fry it, you can stew it, or you can grill it, no matter how you cook it, it's still chicken! The situation is much the same with us Christians as we learn the things of God. Whether we hear a preacher, listen to tapes or read Brother Branham's sermons, we must get the thought behind what is spoken or written. And we can't "say what the prophet said," unless we have the Logos behind what he was saying. Amen!

Theologians today are unsure what language Jesus actually spoke. For the moment let's presume He spoke Galilean, the language of the common people. After His death and resurrection, the apostles wrote what He said, as well as things that happened, and they wrote it in Greek. Twelve or fourteen hundred years later, it was translated into English. Not long ago, I was in Bangladesh preaching in English with an interpreter. Just imagine—from Galilean to Greek, from Greek to English, then into Bengali. It's a wonder anyone knows what original the story was. You can tell someone a story and let them pass it on. By the time it returns, it's often a different story altogether. But "God watches over His Word:" He watches over the Logos. Those in Bangladesh, who were predestinated, caught the same thought and as came forth when Jesus preached it two thousand years ago. Do you see that?

Years ago people used to debate the issue of water baptism. "Should we be baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost?" some asked. "No, we should be baptized in the NAME of the Lord Jesus Christ!" others said. They argued back and forth until they got the thought behind it—the Logos. "Lord Jesus Christ" IS the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Without the Logos there was confusion.

Revelation 22:18-19 says we cannot add or take away one Word from Scripture—the "word" here is Logos. You cannot add a single thought, because the Bible is the complete revelation of Jesus Christ. You can add a Rhema or utterance: there are many words written in italics to indicate they are not in the original, and have been added to make grammatical sense. Words are sometimes added because there's no English equivalent. The Bible is God's thoughts, or Logos, expressed in writing (Rhema); and although the various translations use different words we cannot add one Logos. Unless the Holy Ghost reveals it personally, we can never get the Logos in the first place.

The Bible says, "All should be taught of God." Now you're either taught of God, or you're not taught at all. You can go to college or Bible school to learn many different things, but you cannot go to school to learn God. You either learn from Him or you don't know Him at all. I'd like to quote here from I Corinthians 2:9-16: "As is written, eye hath no seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ."

In other words, we don't know what another person is thinking. He can say one thing and think another. Only the spirit within the person knows what he is thinking. Likewise, no man can know what God thinks, but the Spirit of God. When the Spirit of God indwells you as the Holy Ghost, you have the mind of Christ, and you understand His thoughts.

I John 2:20, 27: "But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things." The unction is the Holy Ghost. "But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him." Though a man preaches the Gospel, the Holy Ghost must take what was said and reveal the thought behind it. Do you see that? The revealed Word is the Logos, the concept made known unto you. Praise the Lord! That puts all preachers on the same level. God is neither helped nor hindered by our vocabulary, or eloquent speech. Paul said, "I came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God." Regardless of our words, God takes what is said, and reveals the thought behind them by His Spirit. Otherwise we could never hear it. We have got to get the Logos of God. We can receive nothing unless it is given from Above.

Our Lord Jesus prayed in John 17:21, "that they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thou hast sent me." On the day of Pentecost that prayer was answered! God sent the Holy Ghost, Which is Himself, "and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost" (Acts 2:4), making the oneness between God and man! Jesus Christ comes into the believer, by the baptism of the Holy Ghost, doing the same works as when He was yet with them.

Jesus said, "My sheep hear my Voice." Because those listening all heard His Rhema did not mean they were "His sheep." One day, Jesus said to His disciples, "Who do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets." They all had different ideas who Jesus was. Then He said to them, "But who do YOU say that I am? Simon Peter answered, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus replied, Blessed art thou Simon bar-Jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 16:13-17). No matter how well a man can preach, or express himself, Christ is building His Church on the rock of God revealing the Logos personally to you. Amen! We all hear different concepts and different ideas, but those who hear the Logos from God, hear the same thing. Amen! Paul asked, "Is Christ divided?" The Corinthians knew more than many in this day: He is NOT divided. By one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body. And if we are baptized into the Body and His Spirit dwells in us, we will hear His voice and be hearers and doers of His Word (James 1:22). Everyone with the Holy Ghost will hear [or understand] the same thing.

After Paul was converted on the Damascus Road, he didn't go to Jerusalem to confer with men, but spent three years in the desert where God could reveal His Word or Logos without human influence. When Paul met with the apostles in Jerusalem, they all had the same revelation. Those with ears to hear believe alike by the same Logos; there is one God, and everyone who has the Holy Ghost receives the same Logos or concept.

I am hearing among Christians today, a variety of "requirements" to be in the rapture. People say, "Brother Olson, we're trying to make the rapture. And I say, "Brother, the rapture cannot take place without me, because I'm sealed unto it."

God's one requirement to be in the rapture is that we are sealed with Holy Ghost. If we are sealed by the Holy Ghost, we are sealed unto the day of redemption. Only the elect can be born again. When we're sealed we're a finished work and He has to take you. Once we've been sealed, we obey His Word: not so we might be accepted—we are already accepted and we want to please Him. Law says if you do certain things, you will be accepted; Grace says because we are accepted, we desire to do the things which please Him.

Now you may disagree, but it seems many of these 'requirements' for making the rapture were without revelation—Rhema without Logos. The "rapture" is a revelation—the threefold PROCESS Paul described in I Thessalonians 4:16 bringing you into oneness or agreement with God by putting on the mind of Christ. It commenced in 1963 with the revelation of the Seven Seals—the perfect interpretation of the Word with divine vindication—bringing Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form. "Since that which is Perfect [or complete, Christ the fullness of the Word] has come that which was in PART-Word [denominational creed and guesswork and Christ's mediation for ignorance] has been done away" (I Corinthians 13:10). The rapture is the separation described in Luke 17:22-36, II Thessalonians 2:1 and Revelation 18:4 calling us out of the world "into the unity of the faith" (Ephesians 4:13), for "the manifestation of the Sons of God" (Romans 8:19) and the translation (I Corinthians 15:50-55).

Faith is the separator—a clear understanding of the Word—knowing the Logos rather than learning the Rhema. The rapture is the second Coming of the Lord, we would all agree on that. The Greek word for "Coming" is 'parousia,' which refers to 'the arrival and subsequent Presence' of the Word as the Son of Man, NOT to His millennial Coming as Son of David. The second Coming is "as a thief in the night," so it is a mystery. It is also 'universal,' and clearly cannot be His second physical return when He returns as Son of David WITH the saints of all Ages for a thousand years of peace.

According to the Rhema, the 'parousia' or second Coming is the Logos of the FULNESS of the Word—Christ, incarnating His Bride by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, or new birth. Separating His people from the churches through faith in the FULNESS of the Word. Luke 17:34-37, "there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left: Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other one left. And the Disciples said unto Him, WHERE TO LORD? And Jesus said unto them. Wheresoever the Body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together." He did NOT say, "To the Wedding Supper," did He? This is the rapture, NOT the translation, spiritually catching up the LIVING Bride in the revelation of the FULNESS of the Word, which brings Her into Oneness with the Word under preeminence for the manifestation of the sons of God.

The baptism of the Holy Ghost or new birth is Oneness with the Word: it is a revelation. The rapture is a revelation. If we are going to receive glorified bodies at the end of the Gentile dispensation, we've got to have 'rapturing faith.' Rapturing faith does not mean technically understanding how God manifests the saints in glorified flesh. Rapturing faith is simply a clear understanding in the Logos, not Rhema, of the end-time Message of Revelation 10:1-7 and Malachi 4:5-6. What is this? It is the faith of the apostolic fathers restored in this last day, plus the mystery of the Seven Church Ages and the Seals. This placed the Church in history and identified the true and false churches—the Church of God, and the churches of Satan. It shows what part of the Word is fulfilled already and therefore what part God is fulfilling in His elect today. 'Rapturing faith,' is oneness with the FULNESS of the Word. The revelation of the Seven Seals "finished the mystery of God" making our oneness with God possible without a mediator for ignorance.

People say, "You've got to have the resurrection power in you." Or "You've got to have perfect love. You've got to have the love of God, Agape love, in you." If the Logos of the Word God is fulfilling today, YOUR part of the Living Body Word of God is in you, His resurrection power is in you now. Paul spoke of it in Ephesians 1:3-17-20. 'Agape,' the love of God, is the new birth. The "love of God" is Jesus Christ, "the hope of glory" who enters into you by the spiritual marriage union of the Bride and Christ. What the Holy Spirit has joined together: "neither death, nor life, nor angels, or principalities, or powers, nor things present, or things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate you from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord".

Faith is a revelation. If you have a clear revelation of the present Truth and can see it coming to pass in your life that is the evidence of the new birth. The love of God is in you, and you are already in the rapture. You don't have to prove it to anyone: you can't, because they'd have to receive the Logos from God before they could understand. If the same Spirit which raised up Jesus Christ from the dead is dwelling in you, it will quicken your mortal body to every Word, and the Life of Christ will be on display.

If you're truly born again, there is not one thing you need do to be in the rapture, or Jesus Christ died in vain. Don't be provoked by carnal folk who challenge you to prove you have 'Agape' by fleshly comparison with the charitable works of the world church system. If after the first and second admonition they cannot receive the faith, just walk away from them, "if our gospel is hid, it is hid to them that are lost" (II Corinthians 4:3).

Adolph Hitler once said, "If you repeat something often enough, people will believe it." He was right. The best way to paralyse faith is to let men persuade you you've got to get this, do that, or you'll never make it. The old Devil will always tell you what you lack, but he'll never tell you how to get it. "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." Men who imply you don't have it without proving their point in God's Word are sowing doubt.

Preaching in the negative destroys faith. Brother Branham talked about the time when the angel appeared to him and said, "If you can get the people to believe, nothing will stand in the way of your prayers." If ever you were in his meetings, you know he would testify to what the Lord has done. He would generate faith. The people saw and heard God do great and wonderful works. POSITIVE! They would think, "He's no respecter of persons, what he has for done others, surely He will do for me." He would then challenge their faith by saying, "I challenge you. If the Lord will reveal what your problem is, will you believe He will grant you the desire of your heart?" What can preachers do but challenge people to have faith in God? Christ is NOT divided. There might be differences of opinion; there might be groups which argue; there might be brethren who say, "We believe one way, and he believes another." But Christ is NOT divided. The elected will eventually believe the same thing, for His sheep hear His Logos.

I recall hearing a man preach years ago. He said something very good. He said, "Do you know what wisdom is? Wisdom's taking the mysterious and deep things of God and making them so simple a fool can understand them. Do you know what foolishness is?" He asked. "It's taking the simplicity of the Gospel and making it so complicated nobody knows what's being said."

I remember after Brother Branham had finished preaching the "Seals" and the "Church Ages," and all those different revelations. They were so plain and simple; we wondered how we'd missed them all these years. THAT WAS WISDOM!

On the other hand, let me tell you about a friend of mine who is a Doctor of Divinity. I hadn't seen him in years when he came to Chicago to preach, and I had the opportunity to hear him. Well, I want to tell you this man had one of the largest vocabularies I'd ever heard, with theological terms for every expression and situation. He is a gifted and eloquent speaker. After service all the people said, "Oh that was such a wonderful service. Wasn't it beautiful? Have you ever heard such wonderful speech?" But most had no idea what he'd been talking ABOUT, and were embarrassed to say, "I didn't get his point," because someone else might think they were not very spiritual. He took the simplicity of God's Word and presented it with such complex terminology, he caused confusion. THAT WAS FOOLISHNESS!

We see so many different interpretations of the Word. Even among those who listen to Brother Branham's tapes and read his sermons, there are different opinions as to what was actually said. Many are saying we have to agree, we've got to have unity. THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN, the Body of Christ unites when each individual member hears His voice through the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Those sealed with the Holy Ghost heard the Logos: they are "one" in the unity of the faith. In every Age the saints of God were baptized into the Body by coming to the unity of the faith or Logos for their Age.

Paul told the early churches "heresy" must come (I Corinthians 11:19). In Greek, heresy means 'sects.' Different groups and ideas MUST come so those who are approved of God might be made manifest. If you think it's bad now, wait: It will get worse. It has to be that way. However, the elect cannot be fooled: they have unity in the Word (Logos), and will not be confused by different ideas that come along! The non-elect are and will continue to be confused by those God has raised to bring confusion.

Think for a moment: if the Devil wanted to deceive you, what do you think he would do? If he told you to go and rob or swear, or commit adultery, you'd know right away that was Satan. But when the Devil comes, he's usually 99%—almost 100% right! What he says is mostly truth. In Matthew 16:6-12, Jesus said, "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees." Leaven is likened to corrupt doctrine; a little sin eventually affects the whole lump. It takes just a small amount; it would almost deceive the very elected, IF that were possible.

I hear so many people say, "Brother, are you in the Message?" And they all have different ideas what the 'Message' is. It's not whether you're in the Message, or the Message is in you—that isn't the point. The question is, "Are you in Christ?" If you're in Christ you have the baptism of the Holy Ghost; you've heard His Logos, which is the understanding of the Message. Do you see the difference? Many believe the Message and can quote it by page and paragraph. Only the elect can receive the Holy Ghost; they hear His voice and will not be confused.

Pillar of Cloud February 28, 1963 preceding Revelation 10:1-4 on March 8, 1963We hear it said so often, "the evidence of the Holy Ghost is to receive the Word for THIS day." Not everyone who believes Brother Branham's preaching receives the Logos. One says, "I believe Brother Branham was a prophet. I believe the 'Church Age' Messages. I believe the 'Seals.' I believe the Cloud appeared; I believe all this." Then another brother says, "I believe Brother Branham was a prophet, I believe the 'Seven Church Ages' Message, I believe . . . etc., but I don't agree with the first brother. I see it this way." Somewhere another brother says, "Hold on, Brothers—I love you and all that, but you're both wrong. I believe Brother Branham was a prophet (remember the Devil believes too! He knows the Message better than you and I). I believe this, that and the other . . . But you're both wrong. This is the way it is . . . ."

Then people stop and say, "Wait a minute, who IS right? They're either all wrong, or one is right and the others are wrong. How do I know who's right and who's wrong?" And how do you know if what I am saying is right? You can't know unless the Lord shows you.

There are so many different ideas; so many have the Rhema without the Logos—the letter without the Spirit. Many were in Brother Branham's meetings, but only the elect heard it right. Brother Branham did not have a formal education. But although his grammar may have been limited, the elect heard God's Logos. God was not restricted by his choice of words. Education is an accumulation of knowledge without faith.

In America today there are men with only a few years of schooling, who head large corporations. It thrills me in this day of specialization and high tech, to see God chose an unlearned man to reveal His mystery of His Word This proves God does not require our intellectual accomplishments. Either we get it from Him, or we don't get it at all.

How do we know, then, who is right? How do we even know if Brother Branham preached the truth? "Well," you say, "there were signs and wonders." How do you KNOW there were signs and wonders? Were you there when that Cloud appeared? Did you see all those things happen? How do you know? You say, "The signs and wonders prove what he preached was truth." Many have signs and wonders—and not all preached the truth! Back in the sixties, it was Oral Roberts. Then, there was Kathryn Kuhlman. People would come into her services, just to see what she had to say, and they'd be healed. I knew a "Jesus Only" man who visited her service out of curiosity. He had a heart condition and the Lord healed him in her service, though he himself was not prayed for. Others had signs and wonders also. Signs and wonders are not proof Brother Branham preached the truth.

According to the Scriptures, Aaron had a breastplate, called the Urim and Thummim. The breastplate hung in the temple, its twelve stones are said to be the birthstones of the Patriarchs. If a man had a vision, a dream or a revelation, he would tell it before the Urim and Thummim. If it was of the Holy Ghost, a light or rainbow would flash, vindicating it as truth. However, if the light did not appear, it was wrong.

The Bible is our Urim and Thummim; every revelation is already within its pages. The Greek for "revelation" means to 'unveil' or 'uncover.' Brother Branham's Message is the 'revealed Word' which finished the mystery of God, veiled under symbols in the Apocalypse, or the Revelation of Jesus Christ, uncovering Jesus Christ, the Logos of God. The prophet simply preached the Logos veiled in the Rhema. Brother Branham proved each Seal by Matthew 24. They may have been hidden, but they were already there. As we listened to him preach those Seals, the same thing happened to us, as happened on the Emmaus road—the Lord drew nigh and opened our understanding. Beginning with Moses and the prophets, He drew back the veil and uncovered the Logos, just as "the Message" does. Amen! These things were always there.

And so you say, "What happened, Brother Olson? How come there are so many divisions—so many different concepts and ideas?" I'll tell you why. It is because some believers are making the Rhema of Brother Branham's Message their Urim and Thummim. Not comparing it with Scripture to find the Logos, they've veiled Jesus Christ once again, in the Rhema of the Message.

Only God's Word is infallible. 'Infallible' means something that can never fail. Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away [or change] but My Logos shall not pass away [change]" (Matthew 24:35). Amen. We can only know the truth by applying the Word test, the Bible test.

We talk about "the Word." Do you know "the Word" is a Title? "Father" is a Title. A Title is a word that describes or identifies a person or thing. Son, Holy Ghost, I Am, Alpha and Omega, are all Titles. The Title itself is not God, but an Office which identifies certain attributes which reveal His nature. God was expressing Himself in Christ who is the whole concept, the Logos or idea of God, made flesh.

In the Scriptures, the Logos is likened to a seed: "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever" (I Peter 1:23). "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit" (John 3:6). Therefore, until you have been born again of the Spirit, the seed of God is not in you: God is not your Father. Adam's seed and the serpent seed are both corruptible: the seed of God, which is the Word or Logos, is incorruptible. We are born again when we receive incorruptible seed, or Logos, through the spoken Word or Rhema, whereby God imparts His Life through faith in Jesus Christ, the Logos, and we put on a new nature.

James 1:21: "receive with meekness the engrafted [the Greek 'emphutos,' means 'implanted'] Logos which is able to save your souls." In other words through preaching the incorruptible seed, which is Christ, the seed of God is implanted in us through faith, and we are born again.

The Bible is God's thoughts (Logos) put in written form (Rhema). Everyone who's been born again is filled with the Holy Ghost, which is the Spirit of Christ expressing Himself through the believer by manifesting the Logos for his day. We act like Him and do as He would do, because the Holy Spirit expresses the nature of Christ through our faith.

The Bible says that in the last days there will be a famine—not for food or water, but for the hearing of the Word. In this day and age, the Gospel is being preached more than it was at any other point in history: Christian stations preach the Gospel over radio and television. It is recorded on cassette, and printed as literature. The famine, you see, is not for the preaching of the Rhema, but for hearing the Logos. You see the difference? Only the elected can hear His Logos, and because the non-elect are offended it cannot often be shared.

When you listen to Brother Branham or some preacher, you hear his Rhema. Jesus said, "Why do you not understand My speech [Rhema]? Even because you cannot hear My word [Logos]" (John 8:43). They all heard His Rhema, but we must have the Holy Ghost to understand the Logos. The Holy Ghost reveals to us the thought behind the words. Mark 16:19-20: "after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven and sat on the right hand of God [meaning absolute authority]. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Logos . . . [not Rhema] . . . with signs following."

The Lord confirms the Logos! He stands behind His Word.

We talk about vindication. We call Brother Branham a vindicated prophet. God confirmed the Gift He gave the man through the signs and wonders that followed him. In Ephesians 4:7-8: "But unto every one us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore He saith when He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."

Now, the MAN is not the Gift. The OFFICE of the man is the Gift of Christ. When God vindicates His prophets, He is confirming to others the Office of prophet, or the Gift of Christ that is in the man. God did not vindicate the words of the man, William Branham. He vindicated His Own Words (Logos) expressed through the prophet.

How do we distinguish between Brother Branham's words, and the Word of the Lord? When a prophet pronounces something in the Name of the Lord, or says something is THUS SAITH THE LORD, he is saying the thought was not His own, but God expressing Himself through his lips. Our test, or Urim and Thummim is the Bible. Anything a genuine prophet speaks in the Name of the Lord, must line up with the Bible, then it is THUS SAITH THE LORD. If what a man says does not line up with the BIBLE, it is just the words of the man. A genuine prophet will NEVER fail the Word test.

In his sermon, "He Cares, Do You Care?" on July 21, 1963, Brother Branham cautioned "be careful what you're listening to. See? There's so much of it that it's just the human side . . ." God uses human frailty to bring forth a divine Message, we must discern what the Spirit is saying (Logos) through the words (Rhema) of the man ("... the human side").

"The Word," or Jesus Christ in the Form of the Holy Ghost, comes to every believer, or he couldn't be a believer! That's what makes you one with the Word—a Word believer or Word Bride. But we receive it SECONDARILY, for "The Word is FIRST revealed to the prophet."

Amos 3:7 says, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets." Before God can bring judgment or destruction, He reveals His counsel or plan to His prophets in advance as a warning to the people, providing an escape to those who hear and obey.

Brother Branham was a prophet, and he had open visions. Open vision is the sovereignty of God over which Brother Branham had no control. He waited on the angel to come and rest upon someone before God would give him a vision. Brother Branham said to me one time, "Brother Olson, I have to go by faith. I can go into a congregation and we'll have a healing meeting, I don't know if the angel will come or not. I have no control over it. HE has control over me. By faith I believe if I go in His Name, He'll be there." When he went in His Name the angel came, because God honoured His faith. God stands behind the Gift, not the man. When Brother Branham had a vision it was the sovereignty of God. He could say, "Your name is so-and-so, you live here, etc.," and it never failed, because it was the grace of God. Visions come under a certain anointing; preaching requires another anointing. They are two different operations or manifestations of the Holy Spirit. How many times after preaching, did we hear Brother Branham say, "I'm going from one anointing into another, and the people don't understand what that's like." Then he would wait for that change of anointing.

The Bible says Balaam was a prophet. Balak wanted him to curse Israel, but as a prophet of God, he could not do it! He got up to prophesy evil but he prophesied good, because the Gift or Office of prophecy was the sovereignty of God. He couldn't help himself! So in order to gain Balak's reward, He taught them error when he preached. Like modern preachers who know there is no such thing as a Trinity or baptism in three Titles, but for the sake of denominational reward, will twist the Rhema and cause the congregations to believe the lie. Don't claim Brother Olson said Brother Branham taught error—I'm using the example of Balaam to show you the difference between administrations. As a prophet, Balaam could not prophesy to curse Israel; but as a preacher he could teach contrary to the Word and bring the people into idolatry by departing from Exodus 34:14-16, ". . . thou shalt worship no other God etc." This illustrates that the gift of a prophet is a separate manifestation of the Spirit distinct from the operation of a Gift to teach. They are not the same thing. Balaam was a prophet; his prophetic Gift was the sovereignty of God over which he had no control.

When Brother Branham received a revelation, or Logos, it was up to him to faithfully preach what God had revealed. The same is true of your pastor; when the Lord reveals something, or uncovers the Logos, he's responsible to preach it. The Holy Ghost takes his words, and reveals the thought behind them. We must be careful not to look to the man but to the Gift of God in the man.

Brother, the Bride of Christ will not be deceived. She hears His Logos and knows how to apply the Urim and Thummim, or Word, proving everything that is preached from Genesis to Revelation, which is the complete revelation of Jesus Christ. If it's in the Word it was always there: we must not add one idea, thought, or concept to what lies within its pages.

The apostles were anointed of God. Paul was ordained of God to write the New Testament, and lay the foundation or basis upon which our faith rests. "Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." It's already there and always has been. Through the Dark Ages the faithful were martyred and the faith was lost, but the foundation was always there. In the last days, God sent a messenger to restore us back to the original foundation. Malachi 4:5-6 says the spirit of Elijah would turn the heart of the children back to the faith of their Pentecostal fathers.

It says he'll "turn their HEARTS." In Greek as in Hebrew the word "heart" signifies the seat of intellect—the mind, purpose, intention, knowledge, understanding and insight of a person. We read, "out of the abundance of the heart" (Matthew 12:34); "to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart . . ." (Mark 12:30); "Why reason ye in your hearts?" (Mark 2:8); "Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts" (as the Holy Ghost did though Brother Branham, Luke 9:47). In Luke 21:14 it says, "Bear it, therefore, in your heart for a purpose . . ." Luke 24:38 says, "Why do thoughts arise in your heart?" You see? The heart is the intellect, your mind. That's the real you. Malachi 4 is to RESTORE our understanding or knowledge, to agreement with the faith of the Pentecostal fathers. After Brother Branham had finished preaching, I looked up my Bible and knew what Paul had been talking about, I knew what Peter had been saying, and what John meant, because I was turned back in my understanding and intellect to the faith of the apostolic fathers.

Now brother, if you've never been turned back in your heart, no matter how well you know the Message and profess to believe, you've missed it. We must have the same faith they had in the beginning. Paul said, "If our Gospel be hid, it is hid from those who are lost"—"other foundation can no man lay." It was already there when Brother Branham came. God's messenger was not sent to deliver a new gospel, but to RESTORE our faith to the original foundation laid in the early church.

It says in the last days there will come a great falling away, people will not endure sound doctrine, and shall turn away from the truth and be turned to fables. "The last days" is the Messianic Age of redemption and completion; it runs from Pentecost to the consummation. We live in the end of the last days, Laodicea and the world church system having ended in apostasy in 1963.

There was no apostasy during the Dark Ages. Churches did not meekly accept dogma; the saints were faithful unto death at the hands of Rome. In order for you to apostatize you must have something to fall away from. Lutherans could not apostatize in their Age, they weren't restored back. Methodists couldn't fall away in their Age, they were not restored. But at the end of the Pentecostal Age, God sent a prophet and "finished the mystery of God," to restore His people back to the faith of the fathers. They did run well, but the Pentecostal denominations and those of other Ages, all rejected the messenger and His Message, fulfilling Revelation 3:20; the Gentile churches end in apostasy.

The "falling away" or apostasy could not take place until first the faith was restored back to its original foundation. God permits it, all who will fall away, will fall away. It's also happening today in "Message" circles. Only those with the Seal of God will remain steadfast. With the Holy Ghost you will believe the Word, and it will hold you. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. The Message is, "Come out of Babylon and be filled with the Spirit!" Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.

There is only ONE Message. I John 1:5: "This then is the MESSAGE which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is LIGHT, and in Him is no darkness at all." The Message is Spiritual LIGHT, faith, or revelation of the Word on which Christ said He would build His Church. Zechariah 14 describes how the denominational Ages culminate in apostasy: "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Light shall not be clear, nor dark: but it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at the evening time it shall be Light".

Proverbs 4:18: "But the path of the just is the shining Light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." After the centuries of Dark Ages, the people saw Light. When Luther preached "the just shall live by faith," the Light began to shine. Wesley followed with sanctification and that Light grew brighter. Pentecost, with the baptism of the Holy Ghost shone more of the same Light, a Light to lighten the Gentiles. The Holy Spirit working through Brother Branham caused that Light to shine brighter still. Today as in every Age, the Message is Jesus, the Light of the world. As in every Age, its greatest enemies are those who claim to be the household of faith but who are impersonating the glare of an Age gone by, NOT walking in the Light Jesus is manifesting.

Judas Iscariot was chosen by the Lord Jesus Himself. One of the twelve apostles Jesus sent forth saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand: heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead . . . etc." Judas was said to be 'in the Message,' for his day, but he betrayed the Word and never made it to Pentecost!

In the Eternity to come, in that Holy City, the New Jerusalem, "there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever".

Dear Christian, "He that is of God heareth God's Words" (John 8:47). "And ALL Thy children shall be taught of God" (Isaiah 54:13): being ONE WITH THE WORD proves whether you are of God and Spirit-filled. No other criterion. "It's Christ [the Word] in you the hope of glory".

Why don't you stand up now and say out loud, "I CHOOSE JESUS CHRIST!"

Jesus Christ the same—yesterday and today, and forever is the Message and the spiritual food for today. If you believe on Him and obey His Word, He will lead you into that way everlasting and open your understanding. "If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus" (Ephesians 4:21). nl954.htm

Pass it on . . . please send this article to someone you knowBrother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.

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