Thursday, June 22, 2017

Let's talk about Jesus

Bible Believers' Newsletter 979

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us again in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.

Android PhoneToday we will devote ourselves to remembering the faith, love and holiness whence we have lapsed, and in true humility and sorrow with lively conviction before God, earnestly desiring pardon and renewal, do again "the first works" love made us do in order to regain our first love (Revelation 2:4-5; 3:15). Our study centers upon Christ's proposal to His invisible marriage union announced by Peter on the Day of Pentecost, and Jesus Christ, the mystery of God revealed. Our English is confirmed in Greek and Hebrew so please dedicate time and prove all things in your own Bible, for "the just shall live by faith".

LeviathanThe 'squeeze' is becoming more pronounced as the Judaeo-Roman Universal church, the Black Nobility, City of London and Judaeo-Capitalism (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 13:1-10; 17:1 – 18:20) tighten their grip on the nations until they "fall like over-ripe fruit" into Judaeo-Communist hands (Revelation 16:13-16; 17:16-20; 19:11-19) for Armageddon. The most obvious symptoms are the overt apostasy of (once) Christian churches, the dishonesty of the best politicians money can buy to privatise national wealth and subdue nations by an economical conquest, the rape and rapine of defenceless states reminiscent of the Bolshevik blood bath of Russia by the (once) Protestant US "image unto the beast" (Revelation 13:11-18), false flag black ops and thought control by "fake news," death of print media, thought control by suppression of free speech, censorship and universal spying on telecommunications.

Big Brother is watching you in public places and recording your movements, purchases, email and 'phone communications in private places. So many laws have been enacted, wherever you are and whatever you do you are in breach of pending police state law.

Other news items reveal how the US image unto the beast and neo-Roman Empire regular forces and their terrorist proxy armies, having invaded Syria, are indiscriminately killing innocent civilians in order to divide and conquer the nation into the Balkanised 'Greater Israel' envisaged by the Oded Yinon-Bernard Lewis plan en-route to invading Iran, and a pre-emptive nuclear attack upon Russia and China. God's Word prophesied the utter defeat and abandonment of the modern Israel state of the self-styled, and the invasion of mainland USA. When men reject the revealed Word of God, their names are removed from the Book of Life and they become lower than brute beasts that have no soul.

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

Who is Interfering in US Politics? Russia or Israel?

Mason Washington
June 20, 2017 — Part of the ineffable reality of American democracy as Helen Thomas—American reporter, author, and longtime front row member of the White House press corps—once observed, is that "you cannot criticise Israel in this country and survive." Thomas was subsequently obliged to step down from her job as a columnist for Hearst News after a rabbi and independent filmmaker videotaped her outside the White House calling on Israelis to get "out of Palestine." It is equally true that while the imposing United States Capitol Complex on the left is theoretically the seat of the US government, it is in fact in the building at 251 H St. North Washington—the soon to be dramatically expanded American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) headquarters—where much of America's domestic and foreign policy is determined (The US Congress: a Metonym for AIPAC).

This unmentionable reality was highlighted by a recently published article in The Duran, which reported that during an interview on The Late Show by host Stephen Colbert, Oliver Stone remarked that Israel had far more influence over U.S. elections than any of the surmised influence Russia may have had. When Stone referred to the alleged and yet to be substantiated Russian interference: "Israel had far more involvement in the US election than Russia, why don't you ask me about that?" . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

US Backed YPG Kurds are ethnically cleansing Arabs from Raqqa, & World is Silent

June 15, 2017 — The Race for Raqqa is over, and the US-backed "Syrian Democratic Forces," the majority of which are comprised of the Kurdish YPG militia, are on the verge of capturing Daesh's self-declared "capital." The operation is proceeding at a lightning pace after the Pentagon and its proxies carefully squeezed the terrorists for months, but it must also be said that the rapid battlefield "successes" are also due in part to the Kurds cutting a deal with Daesh . . . a documented fact reported by Sergey Surovikin, the commander of Russia's forces in Syria, who told the media just last week that:
    "According to available reliable information, in early June ISIL terrorists entered into collusion with the command of the Kurdish armed units, which are part of the Democratic Forces Union, left the populated localities of Tadia and al-Hamam located 19 kilometers southwest of Raqqa offering no resistance and headed toward Palmyra" . . .
US white phosphorus fire
Reports have come out that the US is supporting the SDF-YPG through the illegal use of white phosphorus, which is a banned chemical weapon. Combined with the heavy and indiscriminate airstrikes being carried out against the city, 160,000 civilians have been forced to become refugees and flee their homes as internally displaced people. This works out to more than half of the city's pre-war population of 220,000, and it confirms what independent journalist and associate editor at 21stcenturywire.com Vanessa Beeley told RT just recently about how the US is making no attempt whatsoever to protect civilians. In fact, it can be cynically suggested, the large-scale population exodus taking place in Raqqa is actually a deliberate ethnic cleansing of the majority-Arab population of the city on a much larger scale than any of the similar crimes that the Kurds have been accused of before . . . what's happening in Raqqa right now is the large-scale ethnic cleansing of the city's majority-Arab population through chemical weapons and indiscriminate bombing in order to create the on-the-ground conditions for "legitimizing" the expansion of the Kurds' "federalized" statelet (the "second geopolitical 'Israel'"). The Mainstream Media is holding back from openly announcing the obvious in a frail attempt to obscure its grand strategic plans until the day arrives when they're undeniable, but also of course out of the self-interested pursuit to avoid being implicated in worsening the Immigrant Crisis . . .
Full story: globalvillagespace.com  intpressnews.com

Comment: It's been 30 years since Iran has fired missiles at targets outside of its own borders. Iranian missile launch into Syria against ISIS puts US in precarious position . . . based on successive US aggressions inside Syria, the Pentagon is probing both Syrian and Russian defences, testing their level of patience, perhaps in the hope that either Syria or Russia might retaliate . . . Washington . . . simply not able to dictate facts on the ground in Syria.

In 2012, the Defense Intelligence Agency, then under the direction of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, warned that the US strategy would give rise to "a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria."

Flynn went further in a 2015 interview when he said the intelligence was "very clear" that the Obama administration made a "wilful decision" to back these jihadists in league with Middle East allies . . . the neocons want the Trump administration to continue violating international law, which forbids military invasions of sovereign countries, and keep the bloodshed flowing (consortiumnews.com).

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter become the Gatekeepers

December 8, 2016 — News that Google, Microsoft, and Facebook will collaborate to censor their definition of terrorism on their collective networks signals Orwellian times to come. New EU legislation, hints at McCarthyism in America and Europe, and the proven collusion in between Silicon Valley and governments should signal a counter-revolution. Here's a look at why.

Facebook, a DARPA, CIA, Information Awareness, Dept. of Defense, National Security Agency, Dept. of Justice, Dept. of TreasuryA couple of years ago my colleagues and I helped uncovered a Ukraine "kill list" supported by NATO, the British Embassy in Ukraine, and by neo-Nazis bent on condemning pro-Russians in the Ukraine civil war. The so-called "Peacekeeper" movement was traced to NATO servers in 2015. Since that time we have all witnessed a dizzying barrage of lies, propaganda, and a controlled message of unprecedented scale. WikiLeaks revelations from the Clinton and Podesta files showed the world the depth of collusion, graft, and draconian measures on behalf of the elites in control of western society. Google and the others as tools of the security machine cannot be controverted. And now the same people who tried to buy the presidency of the United States, who fuelled the Arab Spring, ISIL, the refugee crisis, the economic crisis, and endless war, they're out to close the gates on a billion free people. Twitter's blog post from yesterday gives us the underpublicized announcement ...

For those users of these networks who are not so aware, this disguised censoring apparatus probably seems as harmless and positively idealistic as Google's "Do no evil" dogma from bygone years. Disguised as an anti-terror collaboration, this latest Orwellian move by the establishment is nothing of the kind. WikiLeaks' Julian Assange explains the extraordinary role of Google, Google Ideas, and other contravening evidence here, on the WikiLeaks site. For those who may remain unconvinced, Assange laid out how Google's Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas Director Jared Cohen, helped plan for just such collaborations as we see today . . .
Full story: journal-neo.org

Comment: Read the full article, especially the link to Julian Assange's excellent and informative interview, and click on CIA/NSA's Facebook logo.

The 'Squeeze'

June 13, 2017 — It almost certainly entails the use of algorithms and machine learning to censor content. With this sort of automated takedown process, the companies instruct the algorithms to behave in certain ways. Given the economic and reputational incentives on the companies to avoid fines, it seems highly likely the companies will go down the route of using hair-trigger, error-prone algorithms that will end up removing unobjectionable content . . . Full story: UK and France propose automated censorship of online content

June 5, 2017 — The last vital truth-telling space, threatened if content is censored or controlled . . . wants a free and open Internet eliminated by getting rid of FCC legal authority to enforce Net Neutrality rules—adopted in 2015 . . . If current rules are abandoned, ISPs no longer will have to treat all web content equally . . . Full story: Net neutrality's days are numbered: Trump and Theresa May want Internet freedom curbed

May 4, 2017 — The UK government has secretly drawn up more details of its new bulk surveillance powers—awarding itself the ability to monitor Brits' live communications, and insert encryption backdoors by the backdoor.

In its draft technical capability notices paper [PDF], all communications companies—including phone networks and ISPs—will be obliged to provide real-time access to the full content of any named individual within one working day, as well as any "secondary data" relating to that person . . . The Home Office ran a short public consultation earlier this year on a code of conduct for government snoops. Full story: UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on Internet, phones & backdoors

Let's talk about Jesus

Exodus 20:1-3, "Then God [(Heb.) Elohim] spoke all these words, saying, I am the LORD [(Heb.) YHWH "the self-existent One"] your God" [(Heb.) Elohim]. This applies to all mankind, showing that the reasonableness of the Law is founded in our eternal relation as creatures to our Creator, and our mutual relations to one another.

This applies specifically to the Israelites:
"who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage."

This applies to all mankind and is the First Commandment:
"you shall have absolutely no other gods [(Heb.) Elohim] besides Me."

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 is an exposition of the First Commandment and Deuteronomy 6:4, "Hear, O Israel! The LORD [(Heb.) YHWH "the self-existent One"] our God [(Heb.) Elohim] is one LORD [(Heb.) YHWH "the self-existent One"]. This to the Israelite (and every true Christian) is the quintessence of his faith. Verse 5, "And you shall love the LORD [(Heb.) YHWH "the self-existent One"] your God [(Heb.) Elohim] with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might."

Jesus declared, "This is the first and great commandment" (Matthew 22:36-38; Mark 12:28-30; Luke 12:27; Ephesians 4:5).

Our Lord Jesus Christ was an Old Testament Prophet, and the four Gospels are primarily Old Testament history recording what He said and did under the Old Covenant. The New Covenant could not come into force until after the death of the Testator (Hebrews 9:16-17), and the New Testament Church was not inaugurated until the Day of Pentecost—fifty days after Calvary (Acts 2:2).

Each of the Old Testament prophets was filled with the Holy Spirit. I Peter 1:9-11, "The prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you enquired and searched diligently as to this salvation, inquiring what Person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when It prophesied the sufferings of Christ, and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in these things which now have been declared to you by those who have preached the Gospel to you by the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven—things into which the angels desire to look".

A Word is a thought when it is expressed in speech, and God's Word is Absolute (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; Matthew 24:35); God's thoughts are eternal for He is unchangeable in both essence and behaviour. God is infinite in His abilities so He as God must be omniscient. If He is omniscient He is not now learning, nor is He taking counsel even with Himself, nor is He at any time adding to His knowledge. If He can add to His knowledge, then He is not omniscient. He IS omniscient. He is not now thinking and He has never had a new thought about anything because all His thoughts He has always had and always will have, and He knows the end from the beginning because He is God. THUS THE THOUGHTS OF GOD ARE ETERNAL. THEY ARE REAL, and will come to pass in their designated, decreed season and time.

God means "object of worship" thus before creation the Eternal Spirit was alone with His eternal thoughts and as there was nothing to worship Him He was only potentially God. Time and creation began when He expressed the fullness of His eternal thoughts as the (Gk.) Logos which means "thought in speech" or concept, translated 'word' in our English Bibles. Were we watching over the banisters of heaven we would have seen the Logos as the Shekinah, an amber Pillar of Fire Ezekiel 1:28 calls "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord".

In John 17:5-6 Jesus said, "Now, O Father, glorify Me in Your own Presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was. [As Emmanuel begotten in flesh] I have manifested [(Gk.) phaneroo—made what was previously hidden and unseen actual and visible], Your Name [YHWH "the self-existent One" as Jehovah-Saviour, (Deuteronomy 4:35, 39; Isaiah 44:24; 45:21-22)] to the men which You gave Me out of the world: Yours they were, and You gave them Me; and they have kept Your Word".

Jesus Messiah is the Word or Logos manifest in virgin-born flesh as the last Adam to fulfil the part of KINSMAN Redeemer for the first Adam and his seed on Calvary. The Logos is the glory Jesus had with the Father before the world was; it is the One Person of God beginning the process of condescending to flesh as the last Adam—Jesus Messiah the Author and Beginner of the NEW CREATION of God-men—to redeem an election from the first creation (II Corinthians 5:16-21; Galatians 6:15; Colossians 1:12-23; Revelation 3:14).

I John 1:1-2, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word [(Gk.) Logos] of [eternal] Life [(Gk.) zoe]; (For the Life [(Gk.) zoe] was manifested [(Gk.) phaneroo], and we have seen It, and bear witness, and show you that eternal Life [(Gk.) zoe], which was with the Father [as a thought], and was manifested [(Gk.) phaneroo] to us)".

John 1:1-3, 10-14, "In the beginning was the Word [(Gk.) Logos], and the Word [(Gk.) Logos] was with God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity—as the sum of His eternal thoughts], and the Word was God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity]. The same was in the beginning with God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity—as the sum of His eternal thoughts]. All things were made by Him; and without Him nothing was made that was made . . . He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But to as many as received Him, He gave power [Gk.) exousia, authority] to become the Sons of God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity, re-born by faith in "the present Truth" for their day into the NEW CREATION of God-men], even to them that believe on His Name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh [sexual desire], nor of the will of man, but of God [who's will is His revealed Word]. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth".

I Timothy 3:16, "Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity] was manifest [(Gk.) phaneroo] in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." The Son, the Man, was not eternal but begotten. John 3:16 says, "He is the only begotten Son".

The greatest revelation is the Supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the ONE Person of God manifest in flesh. The Bible is the story of God unfolding Himself or changing His form from the Holy Spirit ALONE with His eternal thoughts to their manifestation of in the flesh of His glorified Family as we have quoted from the Hebrew, Greek and English. John 1:18, "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him" [(Heb.) exegeomai—unfolding His character and nature in virgin-born flesh]. Please review The Creation of God and His One Eternal Purpose.

Godhood/GodheadNow there cannot be an eternal Father because father is the title or office of one who has begotten, and until His first Son Adam was formed and "became a living soul" on the seventh day God was only potentially a father (Genesis 2:7; Luke 3:38). Likewise there cannot be as eternal sonship, the Logos was God's Son. There is eternal godhood or godhead, but not an eternal sonship because a son is begotten, therefore he has a beginning. When God appeared to Abraham in Genesis 14 "He was without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life" (Hebrews 7:3). As the Man Jesus He had "as was supposed" both father and mother being born of the virgin Mary in about 4BC; so He had a time He began, and a time that died, and now He is alive evermore.

So who was Jesus' Father? Matthew 1:18, 20, "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows. When His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Ghost . . . the Angel of the Lord appeared unto Joseph in a dream, saying, fear not to take Mary as your wife: for that which has been begotten in her is of the Holy Ghost".

The Judaeo-Roman church and her (once) Protestant harlot daughters teach that 'God the Father' was His Father! Well, if 'God the Holy Spirit' and 'God the Father' are two persons, Jesus has two fathers and He is illegitimate and disqualified from being the Saviour. The fact is, as Jesus explained to the elect Samaritan prostitute at the well, "God is one Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth" (John 4:24).

God is one Spirit; He is not two spirits and one Man. The Devil is one spirit, I, my soul, is one spirit, as is each and every human being; God is the "Holy Spirit." Holy Spirit is WHAT God is and forever will be. "Father" is a Title or office He received when His first son, Adam was formed (Luke 3:38). "Son" is a Title or office He received when Mary gave birth to the Word delivered by the Angel Gabriel. Baby Jesus was "the beginning or the creation of God [Himself]" as part of creation, the first God-man in the new creation of God-men (Revelation 3:14). Jesus was not the beginning of God's creation, which was the universe, mountains, rivers and trees.

Matthew 28:18-20, "Jesus spoke to His disciples on the Mount of Olives just before His assumption, saying, ALL power is given unto Me in heaven and on earth." Then where is this big Fellow God? There cannot be two ALL-Mighties. "Because ALL power is given unto Me in heaven and on earth, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you all the days, even to the end of the age." Jesus Messiah, the ALL-Mighty, was and is the Holy Ghost manifest in flesh who will be with and in His saints to the consummation.

Ephesians 2:20, "The Body of Christ is built upon the foundation of the [unchanging faith] of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone." And every revelation must be established by two or three witnesses of the Scripture, but as you search the Scriptures and you will not a single instance where even one person was baptized in the Titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Now Luke accompanied Jesus on the Mount of Olives along with the other disciples (Luke 24:47-53; Acts 1:1-13). In his record of the Great Commission Jesus said, "That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but you are to remain in the city of Jerusalem, until you are endued with power from on high." Now Jesus' Name is not "Father, Son," and/or "Holy Ghost".

Before Jesus led Peter, James and John up upon Mount Transfiguration He told Peter His Church would NOT be built on the scholarship of "flesh and blood" but on the Rock of Spiritual revelation from Above, and promised Peter that he would give him the keys of revelation from Above to unlock His Kingdom. The apostle Peter was also on the Mount of Olives when Jesus "was taken up into heaven" (Acts 1:1-13), and after the inauguration of the Church it was Peter who led the saints from the upper room and declared "let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ".

"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do [to be saved, we've murdered our Messiah]?"

"Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you [Israelites], and to your children [Israelites], and to all that are afar off [Gentiles], even as many as the Lord our God shall call [both Israelites and Gentiles]. And with many other words he solemnly testified and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then those who gladly received his word were baptized: and that day there were added about three thousand souls"
(Acts 2:1-41).

It was Peter whose ministry unlocked the Kingdom to the Samaritans, "they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 8:14-17), and it was Peter who turned the Keys of faith to unlock the Kingdom to Gentiles in the house of Cornelius "and commanded them to be baptized in the Name of the Lord" (Acts 10:34-48).

The sole prescription for the remission of past sins—that is unbelief in the revealed Word of God—is obedience to Peter's revelation, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost".

If you are not baptized in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ you are not "baptized in the NAME (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" as Jesus commanded.

Scriptural Water Baptism according to recorded History:

Jesus' baptismIf you have any false ideas that history can prove water baptism otherwise than in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I advise you to read the histories and find out for yourself. The following is a true record of a baptism which took place in Rome AD100 and was reproduced in TIME Magazine, December 5, 1955. "The deacon raised his hand, and Publius Decius stepped through the baptistery door. Standing waist-deep in the pool was Marcus Vasca the woodseller. He was smiling as Publius waded into the pool beside him. 'Credis?' he asked. 'Credo,' responded Publius. 'I believe that my salvation comes from Jesus the Christ, Who was crucified under Pontius Pilate. With Him I died that with Him I may have Eternal Life.' Then he felt strong arms supporting him as he let himself fall backward into the pool, and heard Marcus' voice in his ear—'I baptize you in the Name of the Lord Jesus'—as the cold water closed over him".

Right up until the truth was lost (and did not return until this last age—that is from the First Nicaea Council in AD325 where the Judaeo-Roman Universal church organized under pagan Emperor Constantine and "Them which say they are Judeans, and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan" (Revelation 2:9) till the turn of the 20th Century) they baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. But it has come back. Satan can't keep the revelation down when the Spirit wants to give it.

Yes, if there were three Gods, you might very well baptize for a Father, and a Son, and a Holy Ghost. But the revelation given to Peter was that there is one God and His Name is Lord Jesus Christ, and you baptize for one God and only one. That is why Peter baptized the way he did at Pentecost. He had to be true to the revelation which was, "Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus, Whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ." There He is, "The Lord Jesus Christ".

If Jesus is both Lord and Christ, then He (Jesus) is, and cannot be else but "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" in one Person manifested in the flesh. It is not "God in three persons, blessed trinity," but One God, one Person with three major Titles, with three offices manifesting those Titles. Hear it once more. This same Jesus is "both Lord and Christ." Lord (Father) and Christ (Holy Spirit) are Jesus, for He (Jesus) is both of them (Lord and Christ).

"The triune and trinity formula was not uniformly used from the beginning, and up until the third Century, baptism in the Name of Christ only was so widespread that Pope Stephen, in opposition to St. Cyprian, said that baptism in the Name of Christ was valid. But Catholic missionaries, by omitting one or more persons of the Trinity when they were baptized, were anathematized by the Roman Church. Now the formula of Rome is "I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost" (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition., Vol. 3, p. 365-366).

"Everywhere in the oldest sources, it states that Baptism took place in the Name of Jesus Christ" (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 3. p. 82).

"Whoever has received this sacrament bares indelible to all eternity the mark of Christ" (Ibid, Vol. 3, p. 84).

"The early church always baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus until the development of the Trinity doctrine in the 3rd Century; afterward they were baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" (Canney Encyclopedia of Religion, p. 53).

"Persons were baptized at first in the Name of Jesus Christ, or 'in the Name of the Lord Jesus.' Afterwards, with the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, they were baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."

"It must be acknowledged that the formula of the threefold name does not appear to have been employed by the primitive Church, which, so far as our information goes, baptized 'in' or 'into' the name of Jesus, or Jesus Christ (or the Lord Jesus), without reference to the Father or the Spirit" (Canney Encyclopedia of Religions, p. 53).

"The true doctrine of the sacrament of baptism is not taught by the Roman Church. Baptism given by heretics in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost with the intention of performing what the Church performs, is not true baptism" (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 259).

"Catholics acknowledged that Baptism was changed by the Catholic Church" (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 263).

The New Catholic Encyclopaedia on page 59 states that until the 11th Century, baptism throughout Christendom was by immersion according to Acts 2:38 and elsewhere in the Bible, and that it was not until after AD325 that sprinkling in three Titles was practiced.

"The original form of words were into the Name of Jesus Christ, or Lord Jesus. Baptism into the Trinity was a later development" (Dictionary of the Bible by Scripture, Vol, 1, p. 241).

"Christian Baptism was administered using the words "in the Name of Jesus." The use of a Trinity formula of any sort was not suggested in the early Church history. Baptism was always in the Name of the Lord Jesus until the time of Justin Martyr when Triune Formula was used" (Hastings Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol. 2, p. 377-378, 389).

"Name was an ancient synonym for "Person" (Numbers 1:18; Acts 1:15). Payment was always made in the name of some person referring to ownership. Therefore one being baptized in Jesus' Name became His personal property. "You are Christ's" (ibid, Vol. 2, p. 377 on Acts 2:38).

"The early Church always baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus until the development of the Trinity. Afterward they were baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost" (Hastings Dictionary of the Bible, p. 83).

It has been customary to trace the institution of the practice to the words of Christ in Matthew 28:19, but the authenticity of this passage has been challenged on historical as well as textural grounds. It must be acknowledged that the formula of the threefold name, which is here enjoined, does not appear to have been used by the primitive church, which so far as our information goes, baptized "in" or "into" the Name of Jesus, or Jesus Christ, or the Lord Jesus, without any reference to the Father or the Spirit" (Ibid, p. 88).

"The original form of words were into the Name of Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus. Baptism into the trinity was a later development" (Scribners Dictionary of the Bible, Vol. 1, p. 241).

"The term "Trinity" was originated by Tertullian [c—AD160-220], a Roman Catholic Church Father" (New International Encyclopedia. Vol. 22, p. 477).

"The term Trinity was used by Theophilus of Antioch in AD180" (Encyclopedia America, International Edit. Vol. 27, p. 116).

The Trinity doctrine of the Catholic church is this:

"We worship one in trinity, but there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. The glory equal—the majesty co-eternal." The doctrine is not found in its fully developed form in the Scriptures. Modern theology does not seek to find it in the Old Testament. At the time of the Reformation, the Protestant Church took over the doctrine of the Trinity without serious examination" (New International Encyclopedia, Vol. 22, p. 476).

"The doctrine of the Trinity did not form part of the Apostles' preachings, as this is reported in the New Testament" (International Encyclopedia, 1st Edit. Vol. 18, p. 226).

"No record of the Trinitarian formula can be discovered in the Acts of the Apostles" (New International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 396).

"The Catholics made this statement concerning their doctrine of the Trinity to defend the dogma of the assumption of Mary in an article by Graham Green: 'Our opponents sometimes claim that no belief should be held dogmatically which is not explicitly stated in the Scripture but the Protestant churches have themselves accepted such dogma as the Trinity for which there is no conformity in the Gospels'" (Life Magazine, October 30, 1950, Vol. 29, No. 18, p. 51).

Scriptural Water Baptism according to Church Leaders:

Martin Luther, "Baptism is a Greek word and may be translated 'Immerse.' I would have those who are to be baptized, to be altogether dipped".

John Calvin, "The word 'baptize' signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion . . . was the practice of the Primitive Church".

John Wesley, "The Bible term, 'Buried with Him by baptism' alludes to the ancient manner of baptizing by immersion".

Wall, "Immersion was in all probability the way in which our blessed Saviour, and for certain, the way in which all early Christians were baptized".

Brenner, "For the first thirteen hundred years, baptism was an immersion of the person under water".

Stoudza, "The verb 'baptize' has only one meaning. It signifies to plunge. Baptism and immersion are identical. To say baptism by sprinkling would be to say immersion by sprinkling".

Jeremiah, "The ancients did not sprinkle the candidate, but immersed him".

Whitfield, "It is certain that the word 'buried' in the text, Romans 6:4, alludes to the matter of baptizing by immersion".

The True Oneness of the Godhead:

God revealed His Attributes in the Old Testament which would later identify Him in Messiah:
    Jehovah-Jireh - the Lord our Provider (Genesis 22:14; Matthew 14:15-21).
    Jehovah-Rapha - the Lord our Healer (Exodus 15:26; Matthew 4:23).
    Jehovah-Nissi - the Lord our Banner (Exodus 17:8-15; Revelation 19:11-16).
    Jehovah-Shalom - the Lord our Peace (Judges 6:22-24; Luke 19:38).
    Jehovah-Raah - the Lord my Shepherd (Numbers 27:17; Matthew 26:31).
    Jehovah-Tsidkenu - the Lord our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6; Romans 10:4).
    Jehovah-Shammah - the Lord is Present (Ezekiel 48:35; Revelation 21:3).
    Jehovah-Saviour - the Lord Jesus Christ, Kinsman Redeemer for Adam and his race (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7; Matthew 1:21-23).
Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. None of the Old Testament saints at any time implied a trinity from these Titles.

"Jehovah," means "the Self-existent One," not two or three. This one Lord of the Old Testament Who was many things to His people finally became our Saviour, manifesting all of these Attributes in "Jesus," Whose Name means "The Self-existent Saviour." "You shall call His Name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21 and Isaiah 45:15, 21). The great Jehovah became our Saviour, and all God's fullness dwelleth in Him.

In the Old Testament, a new revelation on the Name of God or a different appearance (as in the burning bush) did not mean another God, but merely the One God revealing Himself to man. What better way could there have been for God to reveal His true nature and love for man than to prepare Himself a "body of flesh" to dwell among men (Hebrews 1:1-3).

Jesus is Prophet, Priest and King, Son of man, Son of God, Son of David, and Son of Abraham, not three persons or gods, but three distinct Offices reflecting dispensation claims at different times from His birth to the Millennium. We believe in three—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost—manifestations or dispensation claims of One God (Isaiah 41:4; Revelation 1:8, 17-18).

Trinitarianism is Unscriptural Babylonian Paganism; the Mark of the Beast that will be forced in the Tribulation (as in the Dark Ages):

Small wonder Trinitarianism leads to Confusion. "The chief and fundamental difference between Judaism and Christianity is that the former is committed to pure and uncompromising monotheism and the latter subscribes to the belief in the trinitarian nature of the divine Being—to the unconditional monotheism of Judaism the doctrine of the Trinity is profoundly objectionable, because it is a concession to polytheism or, at any rate, an adulteration of the idea of the one, unique, indefinable, and indivisible God."

"The revolutionary feat of early mosaicism was the complete break with the cults of the many deities and the unconditional and unreserved espousal of the only God. God is one as a unity of oneness that cannot be divided" (Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, Judaism and Christianity: the Differences; Jonathon David Publishers, 1943, p. 15).

(That author is mistaken, Christianity does not believe in the "trinitarian nature of the divine Being," and Judaism is Pharisaic so it does not follow Moses and the prophets but the Talmud and the Kabbala. As such it is pantheistic rather than "uncompromisingly monotheistic." Jesus Messiah was "Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us" Matthew 1:23).

"The word Elohim is one of the more general words for God and is plural in form. This is what is usually known as the plural of 'majesty or eminence', or the plural of 'fullness or greatness'." It is not uncommon in the East to use the plural to express the idea of the singular in an intensified form. The singular of Elohim means strength, power, or might, and the plural is simply an intensifying of the singular meaning. There is no idea of making God more than one by the use of the plural form Elohim" (Ralph E. Knudsen, Christian Beliefs, 1947, p. 26).

"By far the most frequent form used by Old Testament writers is the plural Elohim, but they use it regularly with singular verbs and adjectives to denote a singular idea" (The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, p. 1254).

"The plural form of Elohim has given rise to much discussion. The fanciful idea that it referred to the Trinity of persons in the Godhead hardly finds now a supporter among scholars. It is either what grammarians call the plural of majesty, or it denotes the 'fullness of divine strength, the sum of the powers displayed by God'." Colossians 2:9-10 states, "For in Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power" (Dr. William Smith, Dictionary of the Bible, p. 216).

"In this very ancient (Syriac Peschito) Version which is believed by good authorities (Gwilliam, Boners, and others) to represent a text much older than that of the Greek manuscript from which our English New Testament was largely derived, 'the Name of the Lord Jesus Messiah or Christ' appears in all four readings given." Acts 2:38; 8:16, 10:48, 19:5. This would indicate that there was a uniform mode of baptism in the early church, namely the Lord Jesus Christ (William Phillips Hall, A Remarkable Discovery, p. 70).

The Uniqueness of the Son of God:

Comprehension of the godhead can only be attained when one realizes the uniqueness of the marvellous Personage depicted in the Gospels as the Son of God. The Trinitarians have succeeded in convincing much of the world that the Son of God is an eternal second person of the Godhead. This Sonship, however, was neither eternal nor does it refer to a second Person. In simple terms, the Son of God is the expression used to describe the vessel that God ordained to manifest Himself in. To repeat: The term used to describe this Man, or shall it be said this flesh that God dwelt in, is the Son of God. Whenever and wherever you find the expression, "Son of God," it is speaking of the Man, Jesus Christ.

This marvellous creation was as much man as He was God. He was a Divine fusion of Deity and humanity. Through Him, God was made flesh and became a Kinsmen Redeemer. No revelation is more fundamental to the understanding of the Godhead, the Mediatorship of Jesus Christ and even our position as redeemed sons and daughters of God.

Where and when did this Son of God come into existence? Notice the Words of Paul to the Galatians as he describes this Son of sons: "God sent forth His Son, made of a woman" (Galatians 4:4). Thus the Son of God was made of a woman just 2,021 years ago. Don't fail to see His humanity.

In Luke 1:35 when the angel came to Mary with the announcement of the miraculous birth she was soon to have, He described the Son in a most revealing way: ". . . therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God."

Who then was this Son of God? The angel said that He was that holy thing which was soon to be born to a virgin named Mary. That baby, that flesh, that man-child, was called the Son of God.

The Son of God is never mentioned in the Old Testament except in a prophetic sense. He is never mentioned because He did not exist except in the mind of God as One who was to come. No Scripture speaks of an eternal son; the begotten son is familiar to all. In John 14:10, Jesus clearly explains who He is, "Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The Words that I speak to you I speak not of Myself: but the Father who dwells in Me, He does the works." What could be clearer or more directly stated. Our Father, condescended and revealed Himself in His Son, a man born of a virgin. A God and a man. A God-man. Jesus said, "He that has seen Me has seen the Father." To see the Son is to see the Father. To know the Father is to know the Son.

The Bible is the story of the eternal Spirit unfolding Himself (His thoughts) through the Word to the Flesh of His Family. So when God says "us" He is speaking of Himself and the Logos or Word, which is the expression of His eternal thoughts. Understand this marvellous concept and the mystery of the Godhead becomes wonderfully clear (Genesis 1:26-28; John 1:1-3,14).

Jesus said, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last" (Revelation 22:13). He is "the Beginning of the creation of God," the Word made flesh, the first God-man just 2,000 years ago (Colossians 1:18; Revelation 3:14), and the end or last of the creation of God is the fullness of Christ reproduced in the New Testament saints who will be vindicated in the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation during the first resurrection.

"No man can say that Jesus is the Christ but by the revelation of the Holy Ghost" (I Corinthians 12:3).

The warnings and promises of Leviticus 26 like the blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience in Deuteronomy 27-30 show "the goodness and severity of God: on Israel which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness: otherwise you also shall be cut off" (Romans 11:22). Only the other day a Brother said to me, I believe Israel's "eye for an eye, and a life for a life" is barbaric, but this remains God's unchanging Law. Where there is sin there must be restitution. If a chicken is killed or one hundred dollars is stolen, that fowl or money must be replaced with an identical substitute chicken or hundred dollars. This is justice and plain common sense, or would be if the missing chicken or money was your own.

So when Eve brought death into the world as the consequence of her sin, and sin is unbelief in the revealed Word of God which was instructing the pair to partake of faith in God's Word manifest as the Tree of Life, not intellectual wisdom from Lucifer manifest as the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; that life could only be restored if an identical innocent and acceptable life was substituted as restitution in its stead. Thus we have the Law of the Kinsman Redeemer. The only acceptable life that could substitute for the stolen chicken was another identical bird. A canary or an eagle would be unacceptable. And the only acceptable substitute life for Adam's race was the Life of another sinless son of God. God never changes His mind, and His Word is His mind expressed. Today He requires "an eye for an eye and a life for a life." Either we die to our own life and its worldly desires to receive Christ's Life in us by faith, or surrender our soul to Satan and lose our life.

"Whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the Gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also will the Son of man be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels".

In the Spirit John was translated into Lord's day and he heard the Voice of the Lord Jesus as a trumpet announcing His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming saying, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last [not a second or third person, but the only Person]. I am both Alpha and Omega, [before I reveal myself as the mystery of God, I want to let you know who I am]!" (Revelation 1:10-20).

The greatest of all revelations is the Supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. You can't get to first base until you believe that. That's what Peter said, "Repent of your previous ignorance and unbelief, then see the Deity and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and then you're ready to enter into the Spirit." The first thing you have to know is the Deity of Christ. "I am Alpha and Omega! I am from A to Z, there's no more but Me. I was at the beginning, I'll be at the end. I'm He that was, which is, and shall come, the Almighty." Think of it! That's what the trumpet said.

The first of all revelations is the Supreme Deity of Jesus Christ. You must know who He is when you hear the Voice. The same Voice that sounded on Mount Sinai, the same Voice that sounded on Mount Transfiguration, the same, "One like the Son of man" Daniel 7:13; Matthew 26:64; Mark 14:62; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 4:1; 10:3-6, 8-11; 18:4. nl979.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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Saturday, June 17, 2017

City of Refuge

Bible Believers' Newsletter 977

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.

Android Phone What a week for news, President Trump has pulled America out of the Paris Agreement of the bankster's Climate Change HOAX. Good news! The Saudi, Israeli and US regional presence constitute the epicentre of local and global state terrorism—supporting not combating its scourge, but encouraging it to further US aims for unchallenged global dominance in establishing the one world order Lucifer offered to Jesus Christ. The only true beacons of hope for the peoples of the Middle East are the contrarian affirmations of the Palestinian hunger strike, the Rouhani electoral victory, and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement attempting to increase economic and political pressure on Israel to end the occupation and colonization of Palestinian land and Syria's Golan Heights. The fact such developments are ignored or condemned by the Jewish POTUS and dominant political forces in the West should alert us to gathering storm clouds in that tormented region and elsewhere and the soon fulfilment of Isaiah 6:9-13; 13:6-16; Joel 2:2; Zechariah 14:1-2 and Revelation 16:19.

The Dönmeh Jews who rule Saudi Arabia bribed the US to protect their terrorist centre (despite domestic austerity, poverty and an economic crisis); in return Jewish POTUS Trump now recognizes the Saudis as allies and not terrorists as he did on the hustings and he carried a letter from King Salman to the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Jewish President Netanyahu stating, "Whatever you decide for Palestine, we agree." Three Jewish peas in a pod. Not one word about Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for almost forty-days, hundreds of whom were hospitalised. Not a word on Gaza and the siege.

The 2017 Bilderberg conference is in session from June 1-4 at Westfields Marriott Hotel in Chantilly, Virginia. Perched ominously at the top of the conference agenda this year are these words: "The Trump Administration: a progress report." Will the president be put in detention for tweeting in class? Held back a year? Or told to empty his locker and leave? If there is one place where a president could hear the words "you're fired"! it's Bilderberg.

Our main article in this issue requires careful study and a full reading of the hyperlinks because we more precisely defining some of the "loose ends" in order to assist believers distinguish Scriptural revelation and historical truths from politically correct hypocrisy and comfortable words of deception.

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

The Damnation of Confederate Memory

Magen David
June 1, 2017 — The Confederate Flag, statues and memorials of the South are being removed; behind this insolence are the self-styled Jews of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti Defamation League of B'nai B'rith whose forefathers purchased, transported, auctioned and worked both Negro and white slaves throughout the New World. Twelve US Presidents owned slaves. The first was George Washington and the last was Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln was not among that twelve while James Buchanan might be included. Jewry's objectives are to erase the history of their predominance in the slave trade and project their guilt upon the diminishing white population in the USA, aided by their control of media and entertainment, congressmen and Senators. Full story: realjewnews.com

If Police charge Catholic Archbishop, we're in Uncharted Territory

May 31, 2017 — As Victoria Police deliberate whether or not to lay charges against Cardinal George Pell, they are also weighing up whether to prosecute a potential world leader. This bold notion is not purple media prose. It is simply stating the facts. Cardinal Pell strenuously denies the allegations made against him.

The Ballarat-born 75-year-old is potentially the pope in waiting. All it takes is for Pope Francis to die suddenly, and one of the 120-odd Cardinals will be the next pope. It could be Cardinal Pell . . . head of the Vatican secretariat for the economy. Effectively he is the third in charge of the 1.2 billion-member Catholic Church. The Cardinal has diplomatic immunity as a Vatican official, and Australia has no extradition treaty. In the modern era, laying serious or criminal charges against a Cardinal-Archbishop has not been done in free and democratic nations where immunity could apply.
Full story: abc.net.au

Comment: Questioned on radio when Archbishop of Sydney this man had not the foggiest notion why women are to be under subjection and forbidden to minister or handle the Word of God in public although it is clearly explained by Moses and Paul in Genesis 1 – 5 and I Timothy 2:9-15.

Manchester Saga: Cui Bono?

May 31, 2017 — Paris, Brussels, Nice, Berlin, Manchester, Kabul, Sydney, Port Arthur, Boston, Madrid, London, New York, Bali . . . record the role of "massive casualty producing events" in the roadmap to a police state. "The established consensus is that the role of a government is to protect its people. That myth has to be sustained. The media's role is to ensure that the truth does not trickle down to the broader public".

Such events planned and staged by intelligence agencies, undercover military, 'useful idiot' patsies and puppets in high office are operations associated with the City of London, Vatican and Black Nobility in pursuit of global Hegemony under Lucifer, the g_d of this world. Full story: globalresearch.ca21stcenturywire.comglobalresearch.catruepublica.org.ukwsws.orgtheconservativetreehouse.com

Comment: Draw close to Christ, remembering "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:10-19).

Shifting the Blame: how US made Iran Responsible for 9/11

May 29, 2017 — On 9 March 2016, a US civil court ruled that Iran must pay to some victims of the 9/11 attacks $10.5 billion in fines . . . this precedent could become the start for such preparation, if neither of America's Iran-hating 'allies,' Israel and/or Saudi Arabia, can be induced to invade.

President Trump, on May 20th, advanced toward the possibility of invading Iran, a long way, when he announced a record-shattering $350 billion sale of US-made weapons to Saudi Arabia, and the White House said "This package of defence equipment and services support the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian threats" . . .

The US government has and hides massive reams of rock-solid evidence that leaders of the Saud family, which is the royal family who own all of Saudi Arabia, not only were the top funders of Al Qaeda and of the 9/11 attacks, but continued afterward being the world's top funders of not only Al Qaeda but also of many of the other jihadist groups that accept and follow Al Qaeda's leadership.

If Trump were sincere, then, he would instead publicly expose the fraud that US foreign policy has been based upon, and he would expose the historical record, which proves that the US should be protecting Iran and its allies from the Saudi-led fundamentalist-Sunni war against Iran and against all of the world except Sunni-allied Israel and except Sunni-ruled countries. Russia and China and India would then become also US allies, and the possibility of a globe-annihilating nuclear world war, WW III, would immediately plunge. Hundreds of trillions of dollars that will otherwise be spent on preparations for WW III would then go instead toward constructive expenditures. But something prevents American Presidents from doing any such thing as that. Apparently, America's long war to conquer Iran, Russia, and China, must go on, no matter what. The 9/11 attacks kicked it into high gear.

First, the US punished Afghanistan for 9/11. Then, the US punished Iraq for 9/11. Then, the US court said that Iran somehow was the nation guilty for 9/11. Then, the US President said that Iran is 'the number one terrorist state.' The stage is set. But after an intermission, what will the remaining acts be? Has the script been written for what is to come? [Yes, by Ezekiel in 587BC - Ed]. Does anyone know how the play that started on 9/11 will end?

All that can be concluded from the evidence thus far is that the Sauds did 9/11 with inside-job cooperation from George W. Bush, and that afterward, a country uninvolved in it—Iraq—was invaded and destroyed, and another country uninvolved in it—Iran—has recently become fined for having caused it. Full story: strategic-culture.org

Comment: By Trumped up diplomacy in the Middle East the current Jewish POTUS confirms Genesis 3:15, Ezekiel 38-38, and Revelation 13:11-18.

What is Trump's Middle East Doctrine and how China, Russia and Iran are dealing with It

May 30, 2017 — As one can easily see, the American objective in talks with regional allies is to find a common strategy that can guarantee a semblance of victory in Syria. With Assad's army pushing more and more against the terrorists, thanks to the forces freed by the Astana accords, it is easy to foresee that the Jordanian and Iraqi borders will be attractive targets for Damascus. The northern border, controlled in part by Turkey, is currently frozen in terms of movements and will be discussed in future negotiations; it is difficult to see any military effort to change the situation.

Trump's journey to the Middle East has thus had the goal of boosting the sale of weapons, the confidence in the US as an ally, and the organization of a strategy in Syria.

The intention is to create an Arab NATO that can coordinate key events in the region more easily than can the current international coalition. The plan envisaged is essentially that of employing all resources available to prevent Assad from controlling the borders between Syria and Iraq and Syria and Jordan, effectively freezing the situation in Syria. Washington's desperate wish is to prevent a union between Syria, Iraq, Iran and Hezbollah, for such would spell the creation of a Shiite arch that is clearly opposed to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar and Turkey . . .

Beijing intends to rebuild Syria at the end of the conflict, and the same intentions will likely extend to all those countries needing money and funding following years of war. The Chinese idea is to intervene economically to revitalize the region once the wars are over, something that will happen sooner or later. Moscow's leadership role from a military point of view continues to expand in co-operation with Iran and Egypt. In Syria we know of the massive Russian presence, but in Iraq there is coordination with Moscow in terms of information sharing, and the same with Egypt in Libya. Russian armaments and specialists are at the disposal of these countries for the purposes of defeating terrorism, but also as a means of expanding the Russian presence in the Middle East and North Africa.

Summing up these situations, it is easy to imagine how Iran intends to drive the Shiite arc in the Middle East, with guaranteed economic support from Beijing and a military umbrella courtesy of Moscow, consolidating a region that has been living in chaos for decades.

Beijing, Moscow and Tehran are faced with the ultimate challenge of resisting the foreign intervention of powers aligned with the United States by ending the Syrian quagmire through diplomatic and military efforts. If this operation can be accomplished in a relatively short period of time, it may be that neocon-Israeli-Wahhabi efforts will vanish into nothing . . . Tehran, Beijing, and Moscow are struggling to extirpate the seeds of hatred from the region in order to give a radiant future not only to their peoples, but to all nations that want to be part of a new world order based on mutual respect and dialogue, not imposition and strength . . . A victory for Assad and Syria today is a defeat for the American-Israeli-Saudi war machine and a triumph for the future the evolving multipolar world. Full story: strategic-culture.org

Comment: Ezekiel 38 and 39 are on the near horizon.

Trump in Riyadh – a Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

May 22, 2017 — Of course there can be other interpretations of Saudi Arabia's militarization than the one advanced here. But none of this could possibly lead to a new, wiser Western relationship to the Middle East . . . There is not a shred of evidence that the US has learned any lesson from those 100 years or, in particular, since 10/7—the commencement of the war on Afghanistan and the wars that followed.

For Syria and Iran, there can be nothing positive in any of the above—while there certainly is for both ISIS and Israel—the latter supporting terrorism in various ways and places and being allied with Sunni rather than Shia . . . read the statement by a Israeli minister about the desirability to kill Bashar al-Assad and continue with the destruction of Iran. Since this minister has not been fired by Netanyahu it must be perceived as official Israeli policy.

So for genuine peace, the post-Obama rapproachement between the US and Saudi Arabia/Gulf States is a bad omen in that it still builds on divide-et-impera, confrontation and military dominance rather than diplomacy and mutually beneficial cooperation in the long term. US/NATO and their allies in the region have learned no lessons from failed wars, destroyed countries and cultures, millions upon millions of dead and suffering people, the growth of terrorism thanks to Western policies and the now 16 year old War on Terror—and therefore there is nothing new, constructive or hope-inducing . . .

Future generations in the Middle East and in the West will pay a huge price. And even though much of what has been described above may seem to signal strength, every bit of it points in one direction: the dissolution of the US Empire and in its wake, the more slow disintegration of NATO and the EU.

The West works vertically on short-sighted, continued destruction and therefore employs military means above all—permanent confrontation and exceptionalism. The rest work horizontally with constructive visions—such as the Silk Road and Silk Belt that send more attractive, inclusive signals to the Middle East—by civilian means such as infrastructure, education, cultural exchange and mutual economic benefits . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

Truth has become Un-American

May 23, 2017 — Clearly, Russia hasn't interfered in the US presidential election or invaded Ukraine [like the USA - Ed], and does not intend to invade Poland or the Baltics. Russia let go the Soviet empire . . . Stalin's buffer against another Western invasion. The Warsaw Pact had no offensive meaning . . . as misrepresented in Washington . . . How can Lavrov work out an accommodation . . . when Washington intends to dominate or isolate Russia? Lavrov and Russian media organizations do not always show awareness that it is not Washington's intention to accommodate other national interests.

It cannot be otherwise for these three reasons:
  1. The budget for the US military/security complex is the largest in the world . . includes not only the Pentagon's budget but also the budgets of 16 US intelligence agencies and the Department of Energy . . . the military/security complex has annually the power and profit from $1,000 billion. An empire of this sort just doesn't give up and go away because some president or some part of the electorate want peace. The "Russian Threat" is essential to the power and profit of the military/security complex . . .
  2. The neoconservatives, who control both US foreign policy and the Western media's explanation of it, are mainly Jews of Zionist persuasion. Some are dual Israeli-US citizens. The neoconservatives believe that the collapse of Soviet communism means that History has chosen the United States as the socio-politico-economic system, and that the US government has the responsibility to assert the hegemony of America over the earth . . . If you are the indispensable nation, every other nation is dispensable. If you are exceptional, everyone else is unexceptional . . .
  3. Israel controls US Middle East policy, Israel uses its control to have Washington eliminate obstacles to Israel's expansion. So far Israel has achieved the overthrow of . . . Iraq, . . . Syria, . . . demonization of Iran in the hope that sufficient demonization will justify war.
Russian journalists don't understand that Washington could not care less about facts. Washington desperately needs an enemy, and Russia is the enemy of choice. The Chinese government seems to think that Wall Street and US corporations are too dependent on the cheap Chinese manufacturing labour, which keeps the US system fuelled with profits, to jeopardize these profits by going to war.

By underplaying the risk of war, Russia and China fail to mobilize world opposition to Washington's recklessness and, thereby, enable Washington's move toward war . . . Trump's problems originated in his goal of normalizing relations with Russia. Hillary is the brute who intended to worsen the relations. Putin is a democrat, not an authoritarian.

That peace with Russia and China would undermine the justification of the $1,000 billion military/security budget, and that the military/security complex is the American government, is too much truth for most writers to state. Truth is the most rare element in the Western world, and we will not be permitted to have much of it much longer. Increasingly, truth is difficult to find. Soak it up while it is still available. Full story: paulcraigroberts.org

Comment: A Morning Consult poll published on April 28th showed . . . the US 'news' media are widely distrusted . . . Democrats there were far more trusting of the media than were Republicans . . . (In any country where the news media can't reasonably be trusted, and this must include any [Rothschild/Reuters/Associated Press and the CIA] stenographic press, no real democracy is even possible) . . . American politics is two imaginary 'realities,' both controlled by the same aristocracy: the Republicans' 'reality,' and the Democrats' 'reality' . . . dominated by the same lies . . . essential to supporting the entire oligarchy, and they mainly concern international relations (strategic-culture.org).

FBI warned MI5 in January the Manchester Bomber was planning an Attack on Britain

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May 28, 2017 — UK security chiefs were warned in January that Salman Abedi was planning an attack in Britain . . . the FBI told MI5 that Abedi was part of a North African Islamic State cell plotting to strike a political target in the UK . . . MI5 investigated but 'nothing came of it' and he slipped down the pecking order. It will pile further pressure on MI5 to reveal when and how it became aware of Abedi, and why UK spies decided he did not pose a significant threat to British security . . . Abedi's Muslim peers warned cops multiple times about Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi five years ago . . . Full story: dailymail.co.uk

Comment: Another false flag black op to alienate and convoke hatred against Muslims in the build-up to the 'hot stage' of the ongoing World War III planned in 1871 along with World Wars I and II. Salman Abedi was the unwitting patsy Big Brother allowed to execute the Manchester event—a common pattern of 'terrorist attacks' in Berlin, Paris, Nice, London, New York and in Westfield/Marriot properties worldwide. Once again passports and IDs were mysteriously discovered.

Jewish President Donald Trump & the Truth about the Wailing Wall

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September 17, 2015 — Ernest L. Martin asserts a controversial claim in his book, "The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot," that the Ophel Mound is the site of the First and Second Temples and what is called the Temple Mount today was in fact the Roman Fort Antonia . . . after studying the words of Josephus concerning the Temple of Herod the Great, which was reported to be in the same general area of the former Temples, he then read the account of Eliezer who led the final contingent of Jewish resistance to the Romans at Masada which stated that the Roman fortress was the only structure left by AD73. "With this key in mind, I came to the conclusion in 1997 that all the Temples were indeed located on the Ophel mound over the area of the Gihon Spring".

From these conclusions Martin produced his book in which he asserted that the Temples of Jerusalem were located over the Gihon Spring and not over the Dome of the Rock. He wrote: "What has been amazing to me is the vast amount of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian records that remain available from the first to the sixteenth centuries that clearly vindicate the conclusions I have reached in this book of research." Full story: youtube.com. "Locating Solomon's Temple" by Norma Robertson.

US$350 Billion Arms-Sale to Sauds cements US-Jihadist Alliance

May 22, 2017 — The intensifying US-jihadist alliance will be bad news for the governments that have been fighting consistently against jihadists (who are supported by the Sauds), such as Russia in Chechnya and Syria. The Saudi regime will now be able to stand behind the US-backed Al-Qaeda-led forces in Syria that are fighting to overthrow and replace Syria's existing government, which is backed by Russia . . . this plan really is the center-piece for fulfilling Trump's campaign-promise to restore American manufacturing. Thousands of new American workers will need to be hired in order to make the weapons that will be used to further destroy Syria, Yemen, and other countries where the public resist becoming ruled by fundamentalist Sunnis and Sharia law, such as the Saud family prefers. Russian Television (RT) has reported extensively about this, and on May 19 even reported bombings by the Sauds' regime against a Shia town inside Saudi Arabia itself . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: When all other sources of economic growth appear tapped out, there is always the military-industrial complex coming to the rescue of US GDP with the sale of arms and equipment to the world's biggest purchaser of weapons . . . The US once Protestant image unto the beast is materialising from the printed Word of Revelation 13:11-18.

China is on the Path to Global Technology Dominance

March 24, 2017 — Our Chinese colleagues were paying for everything via AliPay on their smartphones. In awe of the smart technologies on display at PayPal, Google and Dolby sound studios, we were blown away by Huawei, where 40 per cent of its 170,000 staff are working on pure research, and the foundations being are being laid for roll-out of 5G across the whole of China by 2020 . . . China's digital payments market is today 50 times larger than that in the US . . . the Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is by far the fastest in the world. Or lithium battery development. Or 3D-printed blood vessels made from stem cells . . . the list goes on . . . As long as China is governed by engineers, I reckon this breakneck transformation will shock, intimidate and challenge us for decades to come. And I suspect Americans will respond the way they know best—as lawyers. Full story: scmp.com

Comment: There are no "decades to come" . . .

Scofield Bible—the Book that made Zionists of America's Evangelical Christians

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October, 2015 — Since it was first published in 1909, the Scofield Reference Bible has made uncompromising Zionists out of tens of millions of Americans. When John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), said that "50 million evangelical bible-believing Christians unite with five million American Jews standing together on behalf of Israel," it was the Scofield Bible that he was talking about.

Although the Scofield Reference Bible contains the text of the King James Authorized Version, it is not the traditional Protestant bible but Cyrus I. Scofield's annotated commentary that is problematic. More than any other factor, it is Scofield's notes that have induced generations of American evangelicals to believe that God demands their uncritical support for the modern State of Israel.

Central to Christian Zionist belief is Scofield's commentary (italicized below) on Genesis 12:3: "'I will bless them that bless thee.' In fulfilment closely related to the next clause, 'And curse him that curseth thee.' Wonderfully fulfilled in the history of the dispersion. It has invariably fared ill with the people who have persecuted the Jew—well with those who have protected him. The future will still more remarkably prove this principle."

Drawing on Scofield's rather tendentious interpretation, Hagee claims, "The man or nation that lifts a voice or hand against Israel invites the wrath of God."

But as Stephen Sizer points out in his definitive critique, Christian Zionism: Road-map to Armageddon? "The promise, when referring to Abraham's descendants, speaks of God blessing them, not of entire nations 'blessing' the Hebrew nation, still less the contemporary and secular State of Israel."

Notwithstanding this more orthodox reading, The New Scofield Study Bible, published by Oxford University Press in 1984, intensified Scofield's interpretation by adding, "For a nation to commit the sin of anti-Semitism brings inevitable judgement."

"Sustained by a dubious exegesis of selective biblical texts," Sizer concludes, "Christian Zionism's particular reading of history and contemporary events . . . sets Israel and the Jewish people apart from other peoples in the Middle East . . . it justifies the endemic racism intrinsic to Zionism, exacerbates tensions between Jews and Palestinians and undermines attempts to find a peaceful resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, all because 'the Bible tells them so'."

In his 2008 book, The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary State, Jonathan R. Adelman describes the crucial support Israel receives from Christian fundamentalists as "totally fortuitous." That assertion is belied, however, by the incredible career of the man who wrote "the Bible of Fundamentalism."

Two years after Scofield's reported conversion to Christianity in 1879, the Atchison Patriot was less than impressed. Describing the former Atchison resident as the "late lawyer, politician and shyster generally," the article went on to recount a few of Scofield's "many malicious acts." These included a series of forgeries in St. Louis, for which he was sentenced to six months in jail.

Being a "born again" preacher did not preclude Scofield from becoming a member of an exclusive New York men's club in 1901, either. In his devastating biography, The Incredible Scofield and His Book, Joseph M. Canfield suggests, "The admission of Scofield to the Lotus Club, which could not have been sought by Scofield, strengthens the suspicion that has cropped up before, that someone was directing the career of C.I. Scofield."

That someone, Canfield suspects, was associated with one of the club's committee members, the Wall Street lawyer Samuel Untermeyer. As Canfield intimates, Scofield's theology was "most helpful in getting Fundamentalist Christians to back the international interest in one of Untermeyer's pet projects—the Zionist Movement."

[The Jew Untermeyer bribed President Woodrow Wilson; payment was nomination of Jew Louis Debitz Brandies to the Supreme Court. Untermeyer was instrumental in preparing the Federal Reserve Banking law in 1910, and financing Scofield's Reference Bible. He purjured himself before a Senate investigation and in 1933 declared war on Germany and an economic boycott of German goods, declaring they would starve them to death].

Others have been even more explicit about the nature of Scofield's service to the Zionist agenda. In "Unjust War Theory: Christian Zionism and the Road to Jerusalem," Prof. David W. Lutz writes, "Untermeyer used Scofield, a Kansas City lawyer with no formal training in theology, to inject Zionist ideas into American Protestantism. Untermeyer and other wealthy and influential Zionists whom he introduced to Scofield promoted and funded the latter's career, including travel in Europe."

On one of these European trips, Oxford University Press publisher Henry Frowde "expressed immediate interest" in Scofield's project. According to a biography of Frowde, although the OUP publisher was "[n]ot demonstrative in his religious views, all his Christian life he was associated with brethren known as 'Exclusive.'" The "Exclusive Brethren" refers to the group of Christian evangelicals that, in an 1848 split in the Plymouth Brethren, followed John Nelson Darby, the Anglo-Irish missionary generally considered to have been the most influential figure in the development of Christian Zionism, and a major influence on Scofield.

Had the Scofield Bible never been published, American presidents influenced by Christian Zionism such as Truman, Johnson, Reagan and George W. Bush might have been less sympathetic to Israeli demands, and consequently more attentive to US interests. Moreover, the American people could have been spared the pseudo-Christian rants of John Hagee, Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell, not to mention the lucrative End Times Rapture "prophecy" peddled by Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye.

But it is the people of the Middle East who have been most affected by an expansionist Israel emboldened by the unswerving allegiance of Christian Zionists led to believe that Scofield's words are God's will. Not least among the many victims of the Scofield Bible are 5 million Palestinian refugees whose right to return is fervently opposed by America's Zionized Christians. Thanks to their indoctrination by Scofield's unholy book, they believe that Palestine belongs not to the Palestinians—many of whom are Christians—but exclusively to "God's chosen people" . . . Full story: washingtonreport.me

Comment: With the wide use of this "helpful" aid the American churches have silently become synagogues. We now have Baptist Jews, Methodist Jews, Church of God Jews, Catholic Jews and many Protestant Jews throughout America. We are aliens in our own country because of false religion. A recipe for humanity's extinction is if it believes the most gigantic lies, but refuses to see the Truth and even acts upon the lies. History has proven this.

Brother Branham said, "Brother Kidson gave me one was a Scofield Bible, now, not because that I agree with Mr. Scofield in his notes . . . I just don't take Scofield Bible because I believe that . . . That was one of my first Bibles, and I just learned to read it like that and I just keep the same Bible. Which, if I would have had the Thompson Chain, it would have been much better" (A Paradox, p. 5:33).

City of Refuge

After the fall God cursed the Serpent and transformed him from an upright man-like beast of the field with legs to a snake on his belly. This is the 'missing link' scientists cannot see because they dismiss God and His Bible for hypotheses of evolution and extraterrestrial colonisation counter to the laws of physics. God "put enmity" between the Serpent's natural and spiritual seed and the offspring of the first and the last Adam (Genesis 3:1-19; Ezra 9:12; I Thessalonians 2:14-16; I John 1:12). God introduced polygamy and decreed a woman's desire be restricted to her husband whom she must obey as he bears the responsibility for her actions (Genesis 3:16; Numbers 16; Job 14:1; 15:14; Romans 7:1-7; I Corinthians 1:1-16; 7:2; 14:34-35; II Corinthians 11:1-4; Ephesians 5:21-24; I Timothy 2:8-15). "And [in consequence of the adultery that caused the fall] Adam called his wife's Name Eve, because she was the mother of all living" (Genesis 3:20).

Genesis 3:1 – 4:15 states that Eve was the mother of both Cain and Abel, yet Cain "was begotten of that wicked one" (Matthew 23:13-36; John 8:40-44; I John 2:13-14; 3:12; Jude 14; Genesis 5:18) whereas "Adam was the son of God" (Luke 3:38). "And Adam knew Eve his wife [who was already impregnated by the Serpent in chapter three]; and she conceived, and bore Cain [meaning 'possession'], and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord." Despite the curse upon the Serpent and the ground, and woman's loss of co-equality, Eve persisted in her delusion that the carnal knowledge she received from the Devil-incarnate Serpent had borne the Christ-child, fulfilling God's command to "be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth"  (Genesis 1:28). She knew his half-brother was conceived by her husband and not by the Word of the Lord so she named him Abel which means 'vanity' or 'transitory breath'.

"And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: for God, said she, has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew" (Genesis 4:25). She does not say God had given her 'another' seed—that would have been Christ, for He is given. This son, Seth, was appointed instead of Abel. She recognizes her son that came by Adam; she does not now recognize Cain for he came by the serpent. When she says ANOTHER SEED instead of Abel, she is saying that Cain was different from Abel, for if they were of the same father she would have had to say, "I have been given some MORE SEED." Since three sons were born from two acts by Adam, you know that one of those three was not fathered by Adam. In truth Eve had in her womb two sons (twins) from separate impregnations with Cain's conception sometime previous to that of Abel's.

"And she again bore his brother Abel. Now Abel [having the revelation of the original sin and redemption by the vicarious death of a near kinsman typed by the lambs God slew in his parents stead (Genesis 3:21)], was a keeper of sheep [dedicated to preparing an acceptable sacrifice as Christ's Bride is dedicated to "rightly dividing the revealed Word of God" that her life might be a written epistle of "the present Truth" pleasing to God], but Cain, [like his father the Serpent], was a tiller of the ground." Oh, Cain was religious, but without faith he sought acceptance by his own works.

By reasoning Cain offered to God the produce of his hard work, and by faith Abel brought the best of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord received Abel and his offering but He rejected Cain and his offering. Cain was ropable and his face fell. And the Lord said, If you do well will you not be accepted? And if you disobey, sin is waiting to overcome you, and you can conquer it.

When Cain asked Abel for the revelation behind sacrifice he understood that Adam was not his father, he was without the birthright and absent the Book of Life, which is the genealogy of the first Adam, thus he had no kinsman Redeemer as Jesus Messiah was the last Adam, He is not the last Cain. Reasoning that by preserving the 'family secret' he should attain to the birthright, Cain rose up and killed Abel.

[Let's talk about reasoning which is contrary to faith. Brother Branham taught us, "Faith has to rest itself, not upon the shifting sands of man's reasoning. Faith is based on the solid Rock of God's Word. Faith rests right on God's Word".

the greatest battle ever fought"If the Lord has said so, then that settles it. It doesn't shift about. Men how sometimes they can explain anything so real and paint the picture so real, but yet faith will never look at that if God's Word is contrary to it. It'll track straight to God's Word . . ."

Now, his reasonings was correct, scientifically correct, but where he made his mistake was not looking into the Word of God . . . No matter what science says, what reasoning says, if it's not based on the Word of God, I'm sure sorry for the person that listens to it. So therefore, faith can't rest on reasoning. It rests on God's Word, what the Lord has said" (Jairus a Secret Believer, #55-0604).

"You cannot accept it by an intellectual thought. That's intellectual. Your minds will reason, but faith does not reason. If you got intellectual faith, then that's just a reasoning faith" (Faith by Experience, #58-0325).

"Wisdom will reason, now. But faith don't have no reasoning. It does nothing but hold to the Word. It holds the promise" (Wisdom versus Faith, 62-0401)]. This diagram illustrates the greatest battle you will ever contest, that of your soul against the senses of your mortal spirit and corruptible flesh. Reasoning—wisdom against faith is the mark of the beast.

"Who then will have the power of infallibility [i.e. THUS SAITH THE LORD] which is to be restored in this last age, for this last age is going to go back to manifesting the Pure Word Bride? That means we will have the Word once again as it was perfectly given, and perfectly understood in the days of Paul. I will tell you who will have it. It will be a prophet as thoroughly vindicated, or even more thoroughly vindicated than was any prophet in all the ages from Enoch to this day, because this man will of necessity have the capstone prophetic ministry, and God will show him forth. He won't need to speak for himself, God will speak for him by the Voice of the sign. Amen" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 329; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 10:7).

"In the days of Noah" Enoch warned of the destruction of Life by water. As Jesus prophesied these conditions have replicated—population explosion, free love, apostasy, miscegenation (i.e. multiculturalism), constant evil imaginings implanted by lewd media, television and other 'entertainments,' corruption and violence. William Branham was sent to warn us of the consummation by nuclear fire (Genesis 5:18-27; Matthew 24:32-44; Hebrews 11:5-7; II Peter 3:1-12). As Enoch was translated before the Flood we will be translated before the fire, so Enoch types Christ's end-time Bride.

Noah's Flood came as no surprise, it had been preached for four generations. When Enoch was 65 he begat Methuselah and received a prophecy that the judgment of the flood would be withheld so long his son lived; from that time "Enoch walked with God." His son's name reflected the prophecy: 'muth' means "death" and 'shalach' means "to bring" or "send forth." Thus Methuselah signifies, "When he is dead it [the Flood] shall be sent." And the flood came in the year that Methuselah died. Methuselah was 187 when he begat Lamech, and lived 782 years more. Lamech had Noah when he was 182. The Flood came in Noah's 600th year. 187 + 182 + 600 = 969, Methuselah's age when he died.

Methuselah's long life was emblematic of God's longsuffering mercy in forestalling the coming judgment. God's prophet introduced Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming fifty-four years ago, yet so late in the day men who claim to be Spirit-filled want to wear short pants when the Prophet said it is effeminate and shameful: sodomy is a curse of our day (Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30). Instead of "walking with God" they occupy themselves with unclean movies, worldly associations from their sinful past and devise reasons why they should view TV when the Prophet said Christians should not have a television in the house. "Having the form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof": where is the leading of the Spirit (II Timothy 3:5; LIFE, #58-0519; Be not Afraid, #61-0311)?

Matthew 4:4, "Jesus did not reason, He told Satan: It is written, Man shall live by . . . every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." Surely the election is off if in this late hour we reason in favour of sin against THUS SAITH THE LORD by a vindicated covenant Prophet]!

"And the Lord asked Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper? And God said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood cries to Me from the ground. And now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand; when you till the ground, it will not henceforth yield to you her strength; you shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth".

Israel was an agrarian economy and Israelites were a rural people who's cycle of Temple festivals centred around planting, springtime and harvest. The murderer Cain was also a farmer, and Bauer, the original name of the Rothschild family means peasant or farmer which may explain why non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews demean farming and disdain those who work the land. But they are not farmers and Palestine was not the ancestral home of the Khazar and Ashkenazim Jews.

"And Cain said to the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. You have banished me from my farm, and from Your face I shall be hidden; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth; and whoever finds me will kill me. And the Lord said to him, On the contrary, if anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain so that none who found him should kill him".

Satan's vicarious offspring Cain and mischlings are Cainites "at enmity" with Adam's race. The embodiment of evil, Cain stood to be killed as a murderer: during the coming tribulation the foolish virgin, other groups of the "saved" and 144,000 elect Israelites will be killed for their righteousness. The foolish virgin are so-called because they are slothful and dilatory, "so study to make your calling and election sure" (II Peter 1:10).

From time immemorial it was an established practice that the nearest relation of a murdered person was bound to demand satisfaction from the author of his death which explains why Cain became a fugitive in fear for his life (Genesis 4:14; 27:45; II Samuel 14:7, 11). Although a natural and intelligible principle of criminal jurisprudence, it is liable to many great abuses; the chief of these evils being that the kinsman who was the avenger of blood (Heb. 'goel,' from the verb gaal, "to be near of kin," "to redeem"), who is bound in duty and honour to execute justice, will often in the heat of passion or under an impulse of revenge, fail to examine into the circumstances of the case, to discriminate between the premeditated purpose of the assassin and the misfortune of the unintentional homicide. In order that this law might be guarded against abuse, Moses appointed six cities of refuge (Exodus 21:13; Numbers 35:13; Deuteronomy 19:1, 9) in different parts of the country, and every facility was afforded the manslayer that he might flee to the city nearest him for safety. Into the city of refuge the avenger durst not follow him. This arrangement applied only to cases where the death was not premeditated. The case had to be investigated by the authorities of the city, and the wilful murderer was on no account to be spared. He was regarded as an impure and polluted person, and was delivered up to the goel (Deuteronomy 19:11-13). If the offence was merely manslaughter, then the fugitive must remain within the city till the death of the high priest (Numbers 35:25). If found outside of a city of refuge it was the right and duty of the Avenger of blood to slay the murderer.

Sanctuary was provided for Gentile "strangers" (Heb.) 'ger' and Israelites (Numbers 35:15; Joshua 20:9). In antithesis to Moses, the Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 57a states: "For murder, whether of a Cuthean (non-Jew) by a Cuthean (non-Jew), or of an Israelite by a Cuthean (non-Jew), punishment is incurred; but of a Cuthean (non-Jew) by an Israelite, there is no death penalty".

A city was surrounded with open pasture-grounds (commons), such as the forty-eight cities which were given to the Levites (Numbers 35:2-7). Thus the Levites were scattered among the tribes to keep alive among them the knowledge and service of God. Thence they went up by turns to minister in the Temple at Jerusalem and the religious instruction of the people in the country generally was left to the heads of families, until the establishment of synagogues following the Babylonian captivity.

Israel's priestly system was a shadow and type of the Body of Christ. The priests all prefigured the Great Priest who offered "one sacrifice for sins . . . once for all" (Hebrews 10:10, 12). There is now no human priesthood for all born-again believers are "kings and priests unto God" (I Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6). As priests we have free access into the Presence of the Lord and offer up the sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving from day to day. There were six of these cities of refuge, three on each side of Jordan nearly opposite each other: Kadesh, Shechem, Hebron on the west of Jordan; and Bezer, Ramoth-gilead, and Golan on the east, each in half a day's reach of oneanother. The regulations concerning these cities are given in Exodus 21:12-14, Numbers 35:9-34, and Deuteronomy 19:1-13.

The roads to the cities of refuge were required to be always kept in good order (Deuteronomy 19:3). According to the Talmud they were to be forty-eight feet wide, and provided with bridges and sign-posts bearing the words 'Mekeleth, Mekeleth,' "refuge, refuge" where roads diverged.

Golan, was a city of refuge in the territory of Manasseh. This land belongs to Rothschilds' although it is Syrian territory unlawfully occupied by non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Israeli Jews. Contrary to Moses and the Prophets they give refuge to the premeditated murderers — Daesh, ISIS, Al Nusrah, Al Qaeda, members of the IDF, Shin Bet, Navy and Air Force, Russian Oligarchs and other criminals who have invaded or committed capital crimes in Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, South Africa, Nigeria, Australia, the united States or Palestine and may not be extradited to face the law.

Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin was also a city of refuge. As a rule the Israelites did not change the names of the towns they found in Palestine so this town may be regarded as deriving its name from the goddess Anat. On the other hand the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews slaughtered and expelled native Hebrews and Palestinians, renamed, destroyed and obliterated their villages, towns and cities or planted forests like those named after Australia's Prime Ministers Sir Robert Menzies, John Howard, and Bob Hawke, and former governor-general, Sir Zelman Cowen.

By limiting the time of the offender's banishment to the death of the high priest, an honour was put upon that sacred office. The cities of refuge all being Levites' cities, and the high priest being the head of that tribe, and consequently having a peculiar dominion over these cities, those that were confined to them might properly be looked upon as his prisoners, and so his death must be their discharge, as it was at his lawsuit that the delinquent was imprisoned, and therefore the suit expires with the party.

This agrees with Newsletter 976 where Paul explained in Romans 7, "The woman who has a husband is bound by the Law to her husband as long as he lives; but if the husband dies she is freed from the Law concerning her husband. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive: but if her husband dies, she is free from that Law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress."

In a similar way you Israelites have become dead to the Law, you Catholics have become dead to your dogma, you Protestants (so-called) are dead to Judaeo-Roman creeds and traditions, you Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists have become dead to the former spiritual husbands of your soul through new birth or baptism into the Body of Christ, that you may belong to Another, to Him who has been raised from the dead in order that you may bring forth fruit for God. Idolatry is adultery spiritually speaking, and one who claims to be a Christian while still serving that old Catholic, denominational, Muslim or Hindu husband is an adulteress, claiming more than one living husband.

The Law concerning these cities of refuge was designed both to raise and to encourage the expectations of those who looked for redemption in Israel, which should be to those who were convinced of sin and in terror by reason of it, as the cities of refuge were to the man-slayer. Jesus Christ is our City of Refuge for the innocent. "For there is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1). "The Name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe" (Proverbs 18:10).

Hebrews 6:17-18, "God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath: that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast . . . And being found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the Law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death" (Philippians 3:9).

The six cities of refuge bring to mind the six days on which the Lord sent natural manna from heaven to sustain the children of Israel seven days through their forty years in the wilderness. Jesus told the Judeans, "Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and are blotted from the Book of Life and lost. I am the living Bread that came down out of heaven: if anyone eats of this Bread, he shall live forever: and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh." Through six Church Ages Spiritual Israel lived on the revelation of this Bread of Eternal Life "precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little" till the angel to the seventh Age gathered together "that which was in part" and "finished the mystery of God".

The BreachInstead of preaching last week we listened to Brother Branham's 1960 sermon, "The Ten Virgins and the 144,000 Jews Israelites." He taught this before his exposition of the Laodicean Church Age because as Jesus explained in Matthew 25:6, His second or 'parousia' Coming would be after Laodicea had rejected its Message, was apostate and knew it not. In 1963 Laodicea ended, Christ came, and the Prophet received his 'Elijah' anointing to reveal the mysteries of the Seven Thunders. His Message was the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 calling the wise and foolish virgins "OUT of Babylon" to meet Christ the fullness of the Word. Only the wise will come into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation.

Israel's natural manna fell fresh every morning, Sunday to Friday. It tasted like honey but unless eaten that day it bred worms and putrefied, but on the sixth day Israel gathered a double quantity suffice for the sabbath on which no manna fell, and the manna did not spoil (Exodus 16:23-30). They crossed Jordan into Canaan on Nisan 10 and were circumcised. "The Lord told Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. They ate of the old corn of the land on the day after Passover . . . the manna ceased on the Day of Pentecost, and they ate of the first fruit of the land of Canaan that year" (Joshua 5:1-13).

Our spiritual antitype is the rain of the Holy Spirit that falls upon the just and the unjust but the overcomer must feed his soul on "the hidden manna" of spiritual food in due season which is "the present Truth" (Revelation 2:17; II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). Our end-time Message is sweet as honey in the mouth, but bitter once we receive its revelation, because we must then live above the reproach of the Word with the Token on display (Revelation 10:9). Having crossed into the holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal feast we must be fully circumcised from PART-Word manna that required mediation, creed and tradition, and free in the liberty of Christ.

Having crossed the metaphorical Jordan we see the church is as dead as Pharaoh's charioteers floating face down in the Gulf of Aqaba. I Corinthians 13:10, "When that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away." Now we are "eating of the Tree of Life, [Jesus Christ] in the midst of the paradise of God" (Revelation 2:7) growing to maturity pending the latter rain for the manifestation of the Sons of God.

A great measure of truth was lost through the Church Ages where men compromised God's Word. The seventh angel does not compromise but gathers up all these loose ends, and in the days of his voice which is sounding louder now than ever it did in his lifetime will accomplish God's hidden purpose as previously announced to His servants, "that in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both the glorified Old Testament saints who are already in heaven, and the New Testament saints" (Ephesians 1:10). The revelation of the unwritten Seven Thunders finished the mystery of God: we must find and understand those mysteries.

Ohio River baptismWhen Brother Branham was baptizing the seventeenth penitent in the Ohio River in 1933, the Pillar of Fire manifest over his head and an audible Voice from heaven said, "As John the Baptist was sent to introduce Christ's first Coming and close the Old Testament, your Message will gather together the loose ends of Scripture and introduce His second Coming as the fullness of the Word." Then in 1963, Jesus Christ the Mighty Angel descended from Heaven clothed in a Pillar of Cloud with a rainbow, the sign of a Covenant, over His head, and placing one foot in judgment on the beast of papal Rome, and one foot in judgment on its (once) Protestant US image He swore "That there should be [(Gk.) Chronos] time no more"  (Revelation 10:6).

The revelation of these unwritten Seven Thunders will gather the Bride into the unity of the faith for the great translation. I pray the Lord has revealed, enlarged upon and clarified some "loose ends" in this Message.

When I mentioned Brother Branham's sermon, "The Ten Virgins and the 144,000 Jews Israelites," you must have noticed that I changed the title from 'Jews' to Israelites. God's Absolute is the revelation of His written Word in the Holy Bible, not the "letter [only] but the Spirit: for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives eternal Life" (II Corinthians 3:6). Brother Branham's Message is the spoken Word which we are instructed to prove against two or three witnesses of the written Word. Not to prove Brother Branham's understanding, but to verify that our understanding of his Message is in concert with the mind of God from Genesis to Revelation.

Brother Branham spoke in colloquial or vernacular, hometown common English, however a minister teaching the revelation of His Message must be more circumspect by using precise language particularly in respect of modern words such as 'Jew.' This word is not found in the 1611 King James Authorised Version or any other Bible in any language prior to the late 18th Century, and the meaning of this modern word is contrary to the diverse meanings of the two words it has replaced. As Brother Branham explained, ethnically he is an Irishman, but by nationality he was an American. One of the original words was 'Judahite' meaning a blood descendant of the Tribe of Judah; the other original word was 'Judean' meaning any resident or citizen of Judea regardless of race or religion. According to their books the definition of the modern word "Jew" changes as expedient.

I know many of you believe Jesus and His disciples were Judeans, however they lived in a different country called Galilee separated from Judea by Samaria; only Judas Iscariot (of Kerioth) in Judea could have been a Jew in the true sense of the acronym. It seems ten were Benjaminites while Jesus and Judas Iscariot were Judahites.

It is highly provable that the bulk of the Jew's ancestors never lived in Palestine at all, which witnesses the power of historical assertion over fact. When asked the question, "Who is Israel? – Who is a Jew?" the Israeli Government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) answered thus: "The term Israelite is purely Biblical. An Israeli is a citizen of Israel, regardless of religion. A Jew is a person anywhere in the world born to a Jewish mother, or converted to Judaism, who is thus identified as a member of the Jewish people and religion." Notice that the lineage of the non-Semitic, self-styled Jews is matriarchal as it can be traced back to Eve whereas the lineage of blood Israelites is patriarchal and may be traced through the Book of Life to Adam. Note also that Jews themselves clearly imply that the term "Israelite" and "Jew" are separate and distinct and that Jews have no relation whatsoever with the Biblical Noahic bloodline. Under the heading "A Brief History of the Terms for Jew," the 1980 Jewish Almanac states on page 3: "Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an Ancient Israelite a 'Jew' or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew".

Today, to trace anyone's descent to ancient Palestine would be a genealogical impossibility. The Jewish racial myth flows from the fact that the words 'Hebrew,' 'Israelite,' 'Jew,' 'Judaism,' and the 'Jewish people' have been used synonymously to suggest a historic continuity, but this is a gross misuse. The descriptive name Judaism was never heard by the Hebrews or Israelites; it appears only within modern Christianity. The English abbreviation, 'Jew,' is recent and does not correspond to anything denoted by the Aramaic, Greek or Roman terms for 'Judahite' or 'Judean,' which were in use during the lifetime of Jesus. In fact, according to Reporting Guidelines for the Australian Press Council, General Press Release No. 49 (issued June 1982) with reference to the word "Race" as applied to Jews. "The Press Council wishes to alert editors to a common mistake. There is no "Jewish race." Judaism is not a race but a religion. There are Caucasian Jews, Ethiopian Jews, Negro Jews, Mongolian Jews, Oriental Jews, Indian Jews, Mexican Indian Jews, Semitic Jews and so on—terms defining both racial origin and religion. The Council asks all editors and sub-editors to watch for this error . . ."

During Christ's lifetime, no persons were described as "Jews" anywhere. This very important FACT is supported by sound theology, suppressed historical truth and science. When Jesus was in Judea, it was not the "homeland" of the ancestors of those who today style themselves as "Jews." Their ancestors never set foot anywhere near Judea. They existed at that time in Asia, their true "homeland," and were known as Chazars, or Turkish Mongols. Banned author Douglas Reed, in his superbly researched classic, "Controversy of Zion," writes: "No authority, Judaist or other, would support the claim to blood decent from Judah for the so-called Jews of today." In fact, the Palestinians would have more claim to the racial description, 'Semite,' than any within modern Jewry who are of Eastern-European stock and trace their lineage back to the ancient Asiatic kingdom of the Chazar".

Here is a paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox: and anthropological fact, many Christians may have much more Hebrew-Israelite blood in their veins than most of their Jewish neighbours" - Alfred M. Lilienthal: "What Price Israel".

The World Book omits any reference to the Jews, but under the word Semite it states: "Semite . . . Semites are those who speak Semitic languages. In this sense the ancient Hebrews, Assyrians, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians were Semites. The Arabs and some Ethiopians are modern Semitic-speaking people. Modern Jews are often called Semites, but this name properly applies only to those who use the Hebrew Language. The Jews were once a sub-type of the Mediterranean race, but they have mixed with other peoples until the name 'Jew' has lost all racial meaning."

Despite Brother Branham's warning: "like the Dutchman, you take me for what I mean, not what I say, really," most people in the circle of this Message take him for what he "says" rather that what he "means." Like Moses, Jesus and Paul, he emphasised the distinction between non-Semitic self-styled Jews and the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Philippians 3:5). The word "Jew" does not equate with Israelite, Hebrew or Semite, and according Jewry's own statistics and encyclopaedias, about 92% of all 14,500,000 Jews are Ashkenazim ("Publications showing the Jews to be Khazars and Not Israelites"). Jesus called them Serpent's seed and imposters (Matthew 23:33-36; John 8:44; Revelation 2:9; 3:9).

Those who do not study carefully believe the Israelites have returned to the modern state of faux Israel but your Bible prophesies two Hebrew witnesses will gather them from the Middle East and North Africa to the Land of their Covenant after the close of the Gentile dispensation (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31). Luke 21:24, "Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled." The Israelites dare not return at this time "for fear of the Jews" who like Herod the Great have US/NATO, Australian and other forces engaged in the attempted genocide of the children of Jacob in Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, etc.

If you love the Lord and wish to make your calling and election sure you must study the "History of God's Holy Bible and the so-called Jews" which traces the history and meaning of this new word "Jew," and the two words it has replaced. "But if anyone will be ignorant, let him be ignorant" (I Corinthians 14:38).

The Jewish Encyclopedia: "Khazars, a non-Semitic, Asiatic, Mongolian tribal nation who emigrated into Eastern Europe about the first century, who were converted as an entire nation to Judaism in the seventh century by the expanding Russian nation which absorbed the entire Khazar population, and who account for the presence in Eastern Europe of the great numbers of Yiddish-speaking Jews in Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Galatia, Besserabia and Rumania".

The Encyclopedia Judaica (1972): "Khazars, a national group of general Turkic type, independent and sovereign in Eastern Europe between the seventh and tenth centuries C.E. during part of this time the leading Khazars professed Judaism . . . In spite of the negligible information of an archaeological nature, the presence of Jewish groups and the impact of Jewish ideas in Eastern Europe are considerable during the Middle Ages. Groups have been mentioned as migrating to Central Europe from the East often have been referred to as Khazars, thus making it impossible to overlook the possibility that they originated from within the former Khazar Empire".

Encyclopedia Americana (1985): "Ashkenazim are the Jews whose ancestors lived in German lands . . . In the late 1960s, Ashkenazi Jews numbered some 11 million, about 84 percent of the world Jewish population."

The American Peoples Encyclopedia: . . . "In the year AD740 the Khazars were officially converted to Judaism. A century later they were crushed by the incoming Slavic-speaking people and were scattered over central Europe where they were known as Jews.

Proof that God's covenant is with the biological descendents of Jacob/Israel and not non-Semitic Ashkenazim.

Jeremiah 33:23-26, "Moreover the Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, Have you not considered what these people have spoken, saying, The two families which the Lord has chosen, He has also cast them off? Thus they despise My people, no longer are they a nation in their sight. Thus says the Lord: If My covenant for day and night stand not, and if I have not established the fixed ordinances of heaven and earth, then I would reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But I will cause them to return, and will have mercy on them".

Proof that in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week Israel's two witnesses will gather the biological descendents of the twelve tribes of Israel back to the Land of the Covenant, following the mass exodus of non-Semitic Ashkenazim from Israel.

Genesis 49:1-28, "Jacob called his sons and said, Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the end of days. Gather yourselves together and hear, you sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father . . . All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them, and blessed them; he blessed each one according to his own blessing".

Proof that in the near future God will gather the biological descendents of the twelve tribes to the Land of the Covenant, not one of them an Ashkenazi Jew. And in the end of Daniel's Seventieth Week an election 144,000 elect Israelites will enter Jesus Messiah, their true City of Refuge as prophesied in Isaiah 66:8; Daniel 12:1; Zechariah 12:10 – 13:9; Revelation 7:1-8; 14:1-5; 19:1-9. nl977.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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