The Last Invitation
Bible Believers’ Newsletter 840
“We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . .”
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God’s unchanging Word and extend a special welcome to our new subscribers.
Our main article, “The last Invitation,” is an exposition of Revelation 22:6-21 in which the Lord Jesus Himself vindicates the THUS SAITH THE LORD of His faithful Prophet William Branham, the ‘Elijah’ of Malachi 4:5-6 and the seventh angel of Revelation 10:7. These verses are set in the closing days of the Gentile dispensation in which we live, the days of the last invitation or proposal of marriage to the Lamb that went forth in 1963 after the Church Ages terminated in apostasy. Our Scripture illustrates how evil spirits oppress Christians and delude sincere men without their knowledge as Jesus foretold in Revelation 3:15-20 and the prophet Paul explained in II Thessalonians 2:10-11 and II Timothy 3:1 – 4:4.
We are in great anticipation concerning the blessed promises of this Book but if Joe Brandt’s 1937 spiritual dreams are a true guide they appear to be set in 2016 or 2017 because the president’s picture was on the newsstands when he saw Los Angles and other parts of the world destroyed by earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. Jesus prophesied men’s hearts will fail for fear of the convulsion of nature and in apprehension of the nuclear war Obama seems intent on waging against Russia’s President Putin (Luke 21:25-28). Moreover the world is approaching the global depression the Prophet said will be worse than the Great Depression. So we have a great incentive for sanctification and prayer.
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.
Why Ukraine’s Civil War is of Global Historical Importance
June 8, 2014 — The “players” in “The Great Game,” this time around, are, broadly speaking, West versus East; those are the two contending “teams,” of aristocracies. USA is the leading participant on the western side, and has the backing of Europe’s aristocracies via the IMF; and Russia is the leading participant on the eastern side, and has wrangled the backing of China’s aristocrats. The West is far better-funded than the East, and, so, this is a war that the East did not want, and had hoped to avoid, but that has been thrust upon them, by the Obama-initiated coup that took place in Ukraine during late February 2014, and also by the Obama-initiated massacre that occurred in Odessa on May 2nd (the event that immediately sparked Ukraine’s civil war) . . .
Lots of people in southeastern Ukraine, as the bombs are raining down on them from Blackwater (now called ‘Academi’) mercenaries and the Kiev Government, are shocked and enraged that Putin hasn’t sent in Russian tanks, but the Russian leader knows that doing that would be exactly what the propagandists in the West are hoping for, in order to provide a pretext for Western governments overtly to provide troops and materiel to the Kiev central government, and really expand this thing.
As I have formerly documented (see those links), the reason for this operation against Russia is basically to preserve the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. If Putin can hold out long enough, the dollar will collapse and so will the US economy; but it’s probably going to happen anyway, and so the longer that Putin remains “weak” against the US assault, the sooner will come that likely US collapse. This will thus be a war of nerves between Obama and Putin: Obama, to hold off the US collapse; and Putin, to prevent a Russian collapse. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Historian Eric Zuesse wrote: “The “players” in “The Great Game,” this time around, are, broadly speaking, West versus East; those are the two contending “teams,” of aristocracies.” Had he a deeper understanding of history and of the Holy Bible He would have recognized that the contending teams are the Seed of the Serpent (physical and spiritual) against Adam’s race in the East and in the West, because Esau has the dominion, and God set enmity in his heart against the seed of the first and the last Adam (Genesis 3:15; 27:39-41).
The Judaeo-Roman Vatican has the Orthodox church and (once) Protestant denominations pretty much “in the bag.” The Jew intermarried Black Nobility and their City of London have their puppet Obama performing according to script, and the ‘hidden hand’ is holding the Judaeo-Communist ace card until they have “squeezed all they can out of the United States, [and when the beast system breaks its agreement with their international banksters, both Rome and the USA] can dry up and blow away [in a nuclear (real) holocaust according to prophecy]“.
Washington caught again in a Lie
June 8, 2014 — In case you didn’t hear from the presstitute media, Syrian president Assad was just re-elected with 88.7% of the vote. Assad is the “brutal dictator” that Obama claims the Syrian people are trying to overthrow. The vote clearly puts the lie, yet again, to Washington.
Voting was not possible in some parts of Syria where the Washington-backed Islamist jihadists hold sway. Nevertheless, the vote clearly shows that it is Washington and not the Syrian people who want to overthrow Assad. Washington and its British vassal had no choice but to allege, without any proof whatsoever as always, that the election was unfair and unfree.
When Washington puts out massive propaganda about how everyone in Syria wants to overthrow “a dictator” and then the people re-elect “the dictator” by 88.7% of the vote, Washington’s propaganda is exposed. Full story: infowars.com
Do we really need to re-start the Cold War?
June 6, 2014 — A recent CNN Poll found that 29% of Americans think that Russia is a “Very serious threat” to the United States, and that 40% consider it a “Moderately serious threat.” That’s 69% who consider it a “serious threat.”
In 2012, only 11% considered it a “Very serious threat,” and 33% considered it a “Moderately serious threat.” 44% then considered Russia a “serious threat.” The huge surge in fear of Russia—from 44% to 69%—seems to be due entirely to Ukraine. 81% of poll-respondents said that “Russia’s actions in Ukraine are—a violation of international law.” Only 12% said that it’s not. Asked whether “there was any justification for Russia’s actions in Ukraine,” 72% said “No,” and only 17% said “Yes.”
When asked “Do you think it is likely or not that there will be a new cold war,” 48% said “Likely,” and 49% said “Not likely.”
And when asked “Do you worry about the possibility of nuclear war with Russia,” 40% said “Yes,” and 59% said “No.”
The threat feared from Russia is mainly of their troops, who are manning bases for Russian Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), all of which are located inside Russia. By contrast, the US has troops in many countries, which include the following nations where our soldiers are stationed (and this includes ones with missile bases located near Russia): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. We also have some soldiers in other former parts of the USSR: Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
We also have nearly 35,000 troops stationed in Japan, a nation near Russia and that claims ownership of four small Sakhalin Islands and two small Kuril Islands, from Russia.
The United States is, of course, not surrounded by any Russian soldiers at all—not in Mexico, nor in Canada, nor anywhere near this country, except Russia itself near Alaska . . .
This article, “The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy” in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations states: “Even as the United States’ nuclear forces have grown stronger since the end of the Cold War, Russia’s strategic nuclear arsenal has sharply deteriorated. Russia has 39 percent fewer long-range bombers, 58 percent fewer ICBMs, and 80 percent fewer SSBNs than the Soviet Union fielded during its last days. The true extent of the Russian arsenal’s decay, however, is much greater than these cuts suggest. What nuclear forces Russia retains are hardly ready for use. Russia’s strategic bombers, now located at only two bases and thus vulnerable to a surprise attack, rarely conduct training exercises, and their warheads are stored off-base. Over 80 percent of Russia’s silo-based ICBMs have exceeded their original service lives, and plans to replace them with new missiles have been stymied by failed tests and low rates of production.”
Moreover, “Compounding these problems, Russia’s early warning system is a mess.” Furthermore, “Outside experts predict that the actual cuts [in Russia's missiles] will slice 50 to 75 percent off the current force, possibly leaving Russia with as few as 150 ICBMs by the end of the decade, down from its 1990 level of almost 1,300 missiles. The more Russia’s nuclear arsenal shrinks, the easier it will become for the United States to carry out a first strike.”
According to the authors, the assumption by US military planners is that, though there might be a nuclear bomb or two that might hit the US from Russia, the US would emerge stronger after the nuclear conflict than before, and that the only issue left to be resolved is when would be the appropriate time to do this (presumably some time when the ABMs have been installed in as many countries neighboring Russia as possible, countries such as Ukraine). (After all: being located so near, the Russians would have only a few minutes to fire off their missiles in response—they’d be done for.) . . .
As of the year 2013, the US spent $640 billion per year on the military, whereas Russia spent $87.8 billion per year on its military. The US spent 36.6% of the planet’s military budget, and Russia spent 5.0%. There is no reason for the American public to fear Russia, though (because of the constant propaganda) they do.
For the people of the United States to fear Russia is a violation of basic logic, especially considering the US is actually pursuing military dominance of the world, whereas no other country in the world is, or even can. The US percentage of 36.6% of the world’s military budget dwarfs #2 China’s percentage of 10.8%, and especially dwarfs #3 Russia’s 5.0%. #4 Furthermore, Saudi Arabia’s 3.8%, is allied with the US. So is #5 France’s 3.5%. So is #6 U.K.’s 3.3%. So is #7 Germany’s 2.8%. So is #8 Japan’s 2.8%. So is #9 India’s 2.7%. So is #10 South Korea’s 1.9%. “We” spend collectively 57.6% of the world’s total, whereas Russia spends only 5%.
If we assume that we are driving Russia to ally itself with China (a reasonable assumption to make, for Russia’s protection), then both of those countries together are spending 15.8% on “their side,” while the US and its allies are spending 57.4%—and that’s just including the world’s top ten spenders. “We” are then spending 36.6 times as much as “they” are. On a worldwide basis, including all nations, the US and its allies are spending more than 80% of all of this planet’s military expenditures. And yet “we” fear “them” (Russia and China). If our military planners are looking forward to a day when the US can nuclear-destroy Russia with impunity, then creating this fear of Russia will help, not only in order to make America’s public support destroying Russia, but in order to get us to accept some US casualties in a nuclear war from a few Russian missiles that might slip through the ABM net.
The current conflict inside (the former) Ukraine has spiked this fear by the US public, which can help prepare the US public to support a nuclear invasion of Russia. . . The US Government controls the IMF; and, together, they caused the civil war that now ravages Ukraine. While President Obama has never spoken about his having caused this civil war, much less about why he did it, he unquestionably did. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The ‘hidden hand’ of the banksters of the Jews’ City of London, their Empire of the City of London and Judaeo-Christian Church are manipulating innocent Russia as they have manipulated Germany in two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Muslims generally. This is another war for Jew Banksters. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in 2002,
“Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away”.
Those who are walking in the Light of the “present Truth—what Jesus is doing now know from Bible prophecy what Netanyahu was really saying is, “Once we squeeze all we can out of the [Jewish-dominated] United States, [our Judaeo-Roman Catholic church will abrogate her agreement with the banksters of the City of London and its Jew intermarried Black Nobility, Jewry and their Black Nobility will switch allegiance to and re-communize Russia and blast Vatican City State and the United States of America from the face of the earth. THEN] it can dry up and blow away” (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:11-18; 18:8-20).
Now you will understand why, following the sinking of Los Angeles (Revelation 16:18; 18:21-24) and the cleaving of the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4-5; Revelation 16:19) Russia, for the sake of world peace must and will join Islam in the invasion and utter defeat of Israel and invade and briefly occupy the USA. You should also see how, through a federation of the world’s religions under the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church Russia will agree to the establishment of (Lucifer’s) one world government under the presidency of the then Devil-incarnate Pope and graciously withdraw its occupying forces from the United States. You will also understand that Rome and the Jewish banksters will agree to refinance the US dollar with gold backing (much of which was stolen from the Tsar and the United States). And you will appreciate why, after Rome breaks her agreement in the midst of Daniel’s Seventieth Week, Russia, once again dominated by Judaeo-Communism, will not hesitate to blast Vatican City State and the United States of America from the face of the earth. Then it will “dry up and blow away”; Armageddon will set in and Gog the then chief ruler of Russia will exercise their “Samson option” in a real holocaust bringing the consummation of life.
Across America, Police Departments are quietly preparing for War
June 9, 2014 — At first blush, the title of this post could be perceived as somewhat hyperbolic by those who still have an impression of America’s police departments as bastions of safety, designed “to protect and to serve” the population of the “land of the free.” However, said impression would be promptly washed away upon reading an article in today’s NYT which citing Pentagon data, reveals that under the Obama administration, “police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.”
Which begs the question: just who is America’s police force, and by extension the Obama administration, which is behind this quiet militarization of local police forces with weapons that would normally be seen in a warzone, preparing for war against?
And while we already documented America’s conversation to a turnkey totalitarian banana republic (confirmed over a year later by Edward Snowden), behold America’s conversion to a police state . . . Full story: visit links.
NSA Whistleblower: Snowden never had Access to the “Juiciest” Intelligence Documents
June 7, 2014 — NSA spying on Congress, admirals, lawyers . . . content as well as metadata . . . Cheney was running the show. NSA whistleblower Russell Tice was a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration’s use of warrantless wiretapping. Tice told PBS and other media that the NSA is spying on—and blackmailing—top government officials and military officers, including Supreme Court Justices, highly-ranked generals, Colin Powell and other State Department personnel, and many other top officials . . .
He says the NSA started spying on President Obama when he was a candidate for Senate . . . Many of Tice’s allegations have been confirmed by other government whistleblowers . . . NSA has hidden its most radical surveillance operations … even from people like Snowden who had general “Code Word” clearance . . .
Full story: washingtonsblog.com
Apostasy woman Meriam Ibrahim: Appeal hearings begin as release hopes dashed
June 8, 2014 — Sudan’s appeals court is considering the case of Meriam Ibrahim, as she awaits the death sentence for apostasy despite assurances from the country’s government that she would be freed.
Daniel Wani, Ibrahim’s husband, was notified on Thursday that the appeals court is deliberating the case, he told CNN. If the sentence is not overturned, Ibrahim will be subjected to 100 lashes and hanged . . . Wani, who is an American citizen, has asked US officials to expedite Ibrahim’s asylum process in case she is freed. Their family’s lives are likely to be under threat if they stay in Sudan if she is released, he said. . . Full story: independent.co.uk 100 lashes if appeal fails
Did the Vatican create Islam?
January 29, 2011 — Did the Vatican create Islam? According to Alberto Rivera and Jewish Cardinal Bea, “Yes! They more than helped! Has America also helped to propagate terrorism? Full story: youtube.com
Comment: The Prophets Daniel and Jesus prophesied that Rome will rule the Satan’s soon-coming one world government. And Jesus foretold that the United States is “the image unto the beast” of Imperial Rome, and that the apostate (once) Protestant churches are “the image unto the beast” of Papal Rome. (Daniel 2; 7 – 9; 11 – 12; Matthew 24; Revelation 1 – 3; 6; 13; 16 – 19.
Is it a co-incidence that Jewish Cardinal Bea’s first name is Augustine? Brother Branham explained, “The Holy Ghost come to him. But he refused to accept it. Saint Augustine of Hippo, he was the one who passed the verdict that it was all right to kill heretics who disagreed with the Roman church, sanctioning them pagan doctrine, of getting away from the Bible, and establishing a sun god worship. According to Schmucker’s “The Glorious Reformation,” the Catholic church, it throwed the doors wide open for them to kill anything they wanted to then, that denied that pagan church. And from the time of Saint Augustine, about three hundred years after Christ until 1850, the great massacre of Ireland, there was sixty-eight million Protestants killed by the Catholic church” (Christianity versus Idolatry, p. 166-173; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 195:2; Chambers Encyclopedia, 1894, Vol. I p. 405 “Augustine”).
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s decision to choose the name of Francis as pope has profound significance to Muslims regarding Muslim/Christian relations. The Christian Saint Francis of Assisi—for whom he has chosen to be named for the rest of his life—is remembered by Muslims who know their history as a holy man, perhaps the only one (since Jesus) so recognized by Christians and Muslims alike.
In fact, as much as Muslims have saints in the first place, Saint Francis could be considered one of our saints too.
Raised in privilege and renouncing that privilege for the sake of justice, fidelity to God’s revelations and God and God’s creation—to the harsh criticism of friend and family alike—St. Francis’ early life path is achingly close to that of Muhammad. And the events of his later life, particularly his three-week dialogue with Sheikh al-Malik al-Kamel the Sultan of Egypt, had a profound effect on Francis, the Sultan and the Christians and Muslims living then that are still being felt today. That should bring hope to us all (huffingtonpost.com).
Whereas the Franks were barbarians when they captured Jerusalem, Saladin of the Third Crusade recaptured Jerusalem in gentlemanly fashion without loss of life to Christian citizens. St. Francis of Assisi risked his life in the Fifth Crusade by calling directly upon the Sultan of Egypt in an effort to bring peace.
Recent efforts have been made to bridge the gap created by the Crusades. The Second Vatican Council did much to open a dialogue with the Byzantine Orthodox East, and during that time the mutual excommunications of 1054 were lifted. The Papacy of John Paul II has been one of rapprochement. His 1995 encyclical, That All May Be One, called for Christian Unity. In the Jubilee year of 2000 he prayed the traditional Nicene Creed (without filioque) [i.e. without saying that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Son – the Judaeo-Roman and Orthodox churches worship different Babylonian trinities] with Orthodox leaders. His visit to Egypt in March 2000 did much to improve relations with Islam. And shortly afterwards, in Jerusalem, referring to the Crusades as well as other events, he asked God forgiveness for the sins of the Catholic Church. The inaugural Mass of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013 was attended by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the first known time this has ever occurred (jesuschristsavior.net)!
The Last Invitation
Revelation 22:6-11, “And he [William Branham, the angel with the Seventh Vial (Revelation 16:17; 17:1; 21:9] said to me . . . [insert your name as John represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation] . . . These Words are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the spirits of the prophets sent His angel [William Branham] to show His servants [Christ's Bride] what things must shortly come to pass. And behold, I come quickly: blessed is he who keeps the Words of the prophecy of this Book.”
“And it was I John who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel [William Branham] who showed me these things. But he said to me, You must not do that: I am a fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets and of those who keep the Words of this Book: worship God”.
Throughout the Book of Revelation John types Christ’s end-time Bride as will be clear when you recognize that this incident involving John in AD96, was fulfilled by his antitype between May 21 and June 12, 1961. William Branham, who had been ministering in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, from May 15-21 said: “If there’s anything that has been in my heart to do, was to hear those Words of our Lord Jesus at the end of this journey, to say, “It was well done, My good and faithful servant.” And many times I have said I’d like to have been standing there when He said, “Come unto Me”; but I did desire to hear it say, “Well done.” That I did not hear the voice in the original say, “Come unto Me,” back in the times of the writing of the Bible; but I do desire to hear it say, “Well done”.
“And if anything I always wanted to be, and desires of my heart to be, was a true servant to Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. I want my testimony to be clean, clear cut, that I stood, in all my mistakes I yet loved Him with all my heart. And I do that this morning with all my heart.”
“And because of that, it forces me to say I am leaving the ministry, is because that there’s something arose up amongst the people that’s caused me to do it; that is, that I have been taken from my bracket of a minister or a brother and being called Jesus Christ, and . . . that would brand me as an antichrist. And I’ll meet God as a quitter before I would meet Him as an antichrist to take away from Him.”
“I heard of it a few years ago and I thought it was a joke. And I met a couple brethren (which I don’t see neither one of them in the meeting this morning), two or three of them one time in a fishing trip, and they approached me by the subject of saying, “Brother Branham, aren’t you the anointed Messiah, the Christ?”
“And I put my arms around the neck of both brethren, or all of them, and I said, “Brethren, as much as I have tried to be a true servant of Christ, I would not that you would say such a thing as that. And if it would ever be said of me, then I will leave the field with a clear conscience, and you who do that will be responsible for every soul that I would’ve saved during that time (See?), for taking me from the field.” And I thought that ended it.”
“And I heard it a few more times. But it wasn’t so. And the other day in Canada a brother showed me a little ticket of a thing he packed in his pocket, said, “William Branham is our Lord,” baptizing in the name of William Branham. And a little . . . a precious . . . If it’d been an enemy, if it’d been my enemy I would’ve knowed it was a joke. But a precious, darling brother come up to confess his sins and his wrongs and say his faith in me as being Jesus Christ.
And I have got letters at home, and calls from Chicago and different places, asking me if I believe that dogma.”
“And I got all kinds of letters that’s come in the last few days, and calls from different places, and or saying that I was Christ. Brethren, that is a horrible, disgraceful, ungodly lie of the Devil. See, see? I am your brother. Now, that would run any person from the field. That would make anyone that loves Christ run from the very thing.”
“I went to the Lord here not long ago, when I first heard it, about a year ago, and then I went to the Lord and He referred to me to the Scripture that when John came forth a-preaching, that they hadn’t had a prophet on the earth for so many years, until it would . . . They was all amazed in their heart, thinking maybe John was the Messiah [John 1:19-28]. So they went and asked him, and he said that he was not. You read that in Luke the third chapter, fifteenth verse. But that kind of quietened down, so I let it go like that.”
“But then when it come to this, then I knowed that something must be done. And I say this, that the visions and the Angel of the Lord that appeared at the river, if this is to be my last message or last thing to the church, to the world, “Those things are truth, as far as the Angel of the Lord” (Revelation Chapter Five, Part I, Bruised Serpent (June 11, 1961), p. 720:23-32).
The next Sunday Brother Branham began Part II of his exposition of Revelation Chapter Five: “Back in the Tabernacle this morning, and to report good news all around, how that the Lord God has been good to us.”
“Last Sunday while the vision was told, and most all of you was here (about that serpent being killed at the center) . . . [ibid, p. 722:39-41: "A few nights ago, to make it sure, I had a visitation from the Lord. And I seen a precious ones, a babying a serpent which was yellow and black, and telling me right along, and the thing struck me on the leg. But the blood was so rich it didn't take effect on me. And I looked down, and there's where I had been bit before. And I turned quickly with a gun and shot the thing, and it hit it right in the middle of the thing."
"And a brother said. . . I turned with my gun to shoot its head off, and he said, "Don't do that; just pick up the stick laying there by you." And when I turned my back to pick up the stick, it wiggled into some water, just a small puddle of water."
I said, "Well, it can't hurt very much longer now because I believe the brother realizes (the brethren) that what would happen." I said, "It's mortally wounded, so it'll die"] . . . that vision happened word by word within twenty-four hours after it was said here at the platform. It was gloriously how the Lord did. I’ve never seen one of them fail in all my life, and I’m fifty-two years old. Just perfectly, word by word the way it happened. And I feel lots better—lots better.”
“And now, there’s all that I was speaking about, saying about that accusation. Or, not an accusation, it was from honest-hearted, God fearing men, who my ministry had got just a little super—too supernatural, and they had begin to think that I was the Lord Jesus, and started a little doctrine about it. But it was all stopped at once. Thank the Lord for that.”
“And just as soon as I get out of it myself and just let the Lord have it and committed it to the Lord, it was immediately over; within twenty-four hours it was all finished. Left me a little nervous and upset a little bit, but I’ll get out of that after while. Course it was kind of shocking to me, but I’m just doing fine and dandy.”
“And we had great victories this week . . . I tried to live real close to God, and in doing so, then it brings out something like gets the people kinda in a twist till they don’t hardly know what to think” (Revelation, Chapter Five, Part II (June 18, 1961), p. 747:1-6; God Being Misunderstood, p. 600:18). Here Brother Branham explained how, upon committing the matter to the Lord, the misguided persons recognized their error and repented. He went on to explain how his gift of discernment and the continual manifestation of the Supernatural in his ministry, healing the sick and infirm, casting out demons, restoring life to the dead, speech and hearing to deaf mutes, and sight to the blind caused certain profoundly reverent people to mistakenly believe he was Jesus Christ, the One he was sent to reveal and forerun.
Sometimes denominational people unfamiliar with the “present Truth—what Jesus is doing now” would call him a charlatan, a false prophet and an antichrist. Yet his ministry was precisely what Jesus Christ had prophesied for the hour before He unveiled the Seals (II Timothy 4:4-5; Revelation 22:8-9). This was the vindication of Luke 17:28-37: “As it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted and built; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. [This time it will be the nuclear fire now being stoked up by the children of Cain]. So will it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” This was that day and the vindication of the commission he was given on June 11, 1933 as he was baptizing in the Ohio River when the Shekinah manifest in the form of a star, as after John the baptist had baptized Jesus it appeared as a dove, but this time the Voice from heaven said: “As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming.”
“As it was in the days of Lot” when three messengers visited that Sodomite generation, our world is in a Sodom condition. While Billy Graham and Oral Roberts ministered a basic salvation Message to the churches in Sodom God was veiled behind a third man, William Branham, a sinner saved by grace, to reveal “Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever by discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart” as He was identified behind the created Man worshipped by Abraham who was separated from Sodom, and behind the virgin-born Man (Hebrews 13:8; 4:12; Matthew 12:25; John 16:19).
As the Talmud blinded the Judeans to Moses and the Prophets in the days of His flesh (Matthew 15:1-9) denominational traditions and the commandments of men have blinded nominal Christians to the Gospels in this our day (Romans 11:32; II Timothy 3 – 4; Revelation 3:17-20).
“In that day, [OUR day, when Christ is revealed], he who is upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. [Having come to the knowledge of the Truth, act upon it "while it is called Today"]. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed [church, message or resting place]; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women [churches] will be grinding together [in the circle of this Message]; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the [mission] field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answered and said to Him, Where will they be taken, Lord? And He said to them, Wherever the Body [or Bride of Christ] is, there the eagles [or elect] will be gathered together”.
In other words, the elect will be gathered by the Spirit into “the [revelation] of the Words of the prophecy of this Book” while the non-elect surf the ‘net and troll from church to church “gathering up teachers who will tickle their ears . . . ever learning the “letter” of the Message and never able to enter the revelation of its Truth” (II Timothy 3-4). Afterward the wise will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air while the foolish will enter the tribulation and be martyred with the elect Israelites.
Revelation 22:10-11, “Brother Branham said to . . . [insert your name] . . . Seal not the Words of the prophecy of this Book: for the time is near. He that is unjust, let him do injustice still: and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still: and let the righteous work righteousness still: and let the holy, sanctify himself still”.
Revelation 22:11 came into effect when the Seals were opened at the end of Laodicea, placing everyone who was not in the sealed Body of the Church Age or PART-Word saints under judgment in the breach between the Church Ages and the Seals. As the Prophet explained, “See, John left the earth now [Revelation 4:1], Christ had left the earth in the form of the Holy Spirit [Son of God and Mediator] and returned back into [His glorified] body again [Revelation 5:1-7]. Today [1961 prior to the fulfillment of Revelation 4 – 5 when Jesus answered the call of the elders and claimed the Book of Redemption as KINSMAN Redeemer] the body sets there [on the Altar] as a memorial, as a sacrifice. We get into that right on down through the chapter here. But the Spirit of Christ come back to live in the church, to live in us” (Revelation Chapter Four, Part I, p. 571:120).
In their wisdom “the boards of the Branham Tabernacle” sealed up “the Words of the prophecy of this Book” when they censored and did not restore fifteen pages from the transcript of the Seventh Seal till April 10, 1966. The Seventh unwritten Seal is the revelation of the Seven Thunders which is the revelation of the written Six Seals. Without a clear revelation of the Seventh Seal one cannot enter the Capstone that completes the Body, and will be cast into the great tribulation.
There is no more mercy for ignorance of the fullness of the Word since the Lamb took the Book in 1963 for without a Mediator the Mercy Seat became a Judgment Seat and redemption is over. Christ’s end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary because we were foreknown as receiving the revelation of the Seventh Seal and do not require mediation.
The foolish virgin and all without the Capstone and Body of the pyramid number among those who are “filthy still” and will need to appeal to the saints at the White Throne Judgment. The seed of evil is prospered by being brooded over in the delusion that there is an endless time for repentance before the judgment (II Thessalonians 2:11) “developing into a root of bitterness causing trouble by which many are defiled” (Hebrews 12:15). The commission of unrighteousness courses into filthiness and an unhealthy habit of thought and corresponding mode of conduct. Righteousness of faith on the other hand develops through the practice of right-doing into a sanctification of life so that “he who is righteous and holy will remain in that state.” Is there still grace? Yes, but only for the various classes of the “saved,” for Christ’s end-time Bride, and for the 144,000 elect Israelites. The sinking of Los Angeles and the destruction of es Sakhra, the Dome of the Rock at a similar latitude in the eastern hemisphere by earthquakes of a magnitude unprecedented since the creation of man will mark end of grace (Revelation 16:18-19). This will take place at the manifestation of the Seventh Trumpet; and with the exception of 144,000 elect Israelites the world will find no place of repentance (Genesis 27:30-40; Hebrews 12:17).
Since the opening of the Seventh Seal Adam’s sons are limited to the “silence in heaven for about half an hour” in which to receive grace and determine their eternal destiny (Revelation 8:1). In the parable of the sower Jesus instructed His disciples to allow the wheat and the tares to “grow together until the harvest at the end of Laodicea.” As foretold, the tares have ripened and had their revivals first; now the Holy Spirit is gathering them into the World Council of Churches, ecumenical and charismatic bundles ready for a nuclear Armageddon and the Lake of Fire. Paul explained the “impossibility of those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly Gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost [but not born-again] . . . to renew themselves again by repentance . . . for that which bears thorns and briars is rejected and nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned” (Hebrews 6:4-8). This will be so because at the end of the Gentile dispensation the latter rain will fall upon all flesh, quickening the seed sown in each man’s soul to manifest its true nature (Genesis 1:11). The unbelievers will remain in unbelief, the murderers will murder, homosexuals will continue their activities, thieves will remain thieves, Buddhists and Baptists will remain Buddhists and Baptists while Christ’s Bride will manifest that they are the Sons of God, and the ‘third pull’ will elevate faith in them for translation grace to change in the atoms and meet the Lord in the air.
Revelation 22:6-11 is the fulfillment of Revelation 1:1-3: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him, to show unto His servants [His Bride of all Ages] what things must shortly come to pass [in succession]; and He sending signified it by His angel [William Branham] to His servant John [you and me]: who testified of the Logos of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ whatsoever things he saw. Blessed is he that reads aloud [to those who cannot read], and they that hear the Words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written therein: for the [(Gk.) 'kairos'] time is near.”
So we see that the angel to whom Jesus revealed the Book of Revelation had to be the seventh angel whose ministry “finished the mystery of God” because the Bible was sealed from the foundation of the world. God revealed it to Jesus who opened the Seals on March 8, 1963 and revealed them to the Prophet who ministered their revelations from March 17-24 (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:1-7). From AD95-96 John was imprisoned on Patmos Island but in the Spirit he was caught up into the Day of the Lord which will commence at the close of the Gentile dispensation; through the visions he looked back in time over the Church Ages as he saw and heard Brother Branham in 1963 delivering the revelation of the Seven Seals and wrote those things in Old Testament symbols except for the words of the voices of the Seven Thunders.
As we have said, John represents Christ’s end-time Bride because the mystery of the Book was sealed throughout the Church Ages when as priest in the office of Son of God Christ interceded for the ignorance of the Church Age saints on the fullness of the Word. Since the Seven Thunders are revealed He is no longer Mediator but King of kings and Judge.
In Revelation 22:12-13 Jesus speaks affirming what has been reported: “Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to render to each as his work is.” Jesus is coming with recompense, for as Son of man He is Judge. “It is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion” (Isaiah 34:8; 40:10; 61:2b; John 5:27; Hebrews 10:30). “God deems it a righteous thing to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you” (I Thessalonians 1:6). Therefore Jesus appears as Judge because although “No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son [is the Logos] in the intimate Presence of the Father, and His Life has made God visible” (John 1:18).
I John 1:1-4, “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 Logos of eternal Life; (for the Life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show you that eternal Life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us). That which we have seen and heard we declare unto you, that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you, that your joy may be full”.
Revelation 22:13: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Jesus is the One before whom and after whom there is no God. Because He is the “Alpha” He must be the “Omega,” and because He is the “First,” He must also be the “Last.” Because He is the first Life He must also be the last and ideal Life-idea. As the eternal Principle of Life, “the Tree of Life which if a man partake he shall live forever” (Genesis 3:22; Revelation 2:7; 22:14), He must also be the final Goal (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8); and that disposes of Babylon’s pagan trinity of gods worshipped in ignorance by all religions whether primitive or modern.
“Because God has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He has ordained, having furnished proof to everyone by raising Him from the dead” . . . “Blessed are they that wash their robes that they may have the right to the Tree of Life, and may enter by the gates into the City (Acts 17:31; Revelation 7:14).” These robes are the Wedding garment of the baptism with the Holy Spirit “knit together in love” to the Capstone with the THUS SAITH THE LORD of the Prophet’s end-time Message (Ephesians 4:16; Colossians 2:2, 19; Revelation 19:7-9). In Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus prophesied the Judeans would reject the invitation to the marriage of the King’s Son which is the baptism with the Holy Spirit and invisible marriage union of the Bride and Christ. The Lord sent other servants but Jewry, absorbed in material pursuits beat and murdered these Christians, so He sent forth His armies [under General Titus], and destroyed those murderers and burned up their city. Then He said to His servants . . . they who were bidden were not worthy, therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, bad and good, invite then to receive remission of past sins and new birth by grace through faith.”
“And when the King came in to see the guests, He saw there a man who was justified and sanctified but without a wedding garment: and He said to [this Message-believing foolish virgin], Friend, how is it you are here without the baptism of the Holy Ghost? And he was speechless. Then said the King to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen”.
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“Blessed are they that wash their robes that they may have the right to the Tree of Life, and may enter by the gates into the City.” There God will be with His true attribute sons and daughters, where He can fellowship with them in holiness with their eyes blinded to any sin. There’ll never be no more sin from there on. Let us strive hard. Don’t be deceived in this day, but strive to enter in at the gate; for all that’ll be left out, will be whoremongers, lusters. “Whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already.” All outside will be ill-fame women, ill-fame men, and so forth, and only those that are redeemed, and in the Lamb’s Book of Life will enter in at the gate. So strive, friends; don’t be deceived in this last day.”
“This is a great time. Everybody’s got money. Everybody can do this, and everybody can do that. There’s money flowing every way and big cars and everything; there won’t be one of them in that city. There won’t be one car, one airplane. No, it’ll be a altogether different civilization. It’ll be again a civilization, not of knowledge, not of science, but of innocence and faith in the living God.”
“Let us strive to enter into that, for that’s my whole purpose, is to enter into that City someday. And just look back, coming along with me, see everyone of you marching, when we sing, “The saints go marching in. I want to be in that number” (William Branham, Satan’s Eden, p. 23:169-174).
Once again Jesus speaks: “I Jesus have sent My angel [William Branham] to testify unto you these things concerning the churches [true and false]. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Jesus identifies Himself with the messengers of each age. They are in His right hand signifying His preeminence and their authority in the revelation of the Word for their dispensation. Only a life lived by a clear revelation of the Word for the hour—“the present Truth,” what Jesus is doing now—can bring the elect of God out of the world and into full union with Jesus Christ by new birth (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). These messengers are called stars because they reflect the Son-Light to His people in His absence throughout the dark night of sin.
Christians are not those who have ‘joined church’ but those who have been baptized into Christ. There were an estimated 2.2 billion so-called Christians in 2012, however organized religion was never of God and Christ has been calling the wise and foolish virgins OUT from the these churches which have been apostate since the revelation of the Seals in 1963 (Matthew 25:6; I Corinthians 13:10; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 3:17-20; 18:1-4). Genuine Christians are so few in number that Christ called us His “little flock”.
“It is the morning star that is visible when the Light of the sun commences to shine. When our Sun (Jesus) comes there will be no further need of messengers; He will bring us His message of cheer Himself; and as He rules His kingdom, and we live in His presence, the Light of the Word will become brighter and brighter in our perfect day. What else could we desire above Jesus Himself? Is He not everything, even Perfect Everything?” (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 242:1-2).
In Revelation 22:17 “The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let him that heareth say, “Come.” And let him that thirsts come. He that will, let him take the water of Life [gratuitously] without cost.” This takes us back in time to man’s day in the present antitype of the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of Israel’s Pentecostal Feast in which the proposal of marriage mentioned in Matthew 22:1-14 is still open, the last invitation. Not until the last member predestinated to the Bride has been baptized into Christ will we be called His “wife” (Revelation 19:7).
“See, the Bride speaks the same Word as the Spirit. She is a Word Bride proving she has the Spirit. In every Church Age we hear these words, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” The Spirit gives the Word. If you have the Spirit you will hear the Word for your Age, as those true Christians took the Word for their Age.”
“Did you get that last thought? I repeat, every Church Age ends with the same admonition. “He that hath an ear, let him [an individual] hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.” The Spirit gives the Word. He has the truth for each Age. Each Age has had its own elect, and that elect group always “heard the Word” and received it, proving they had the Seed in them. John 8:47, “And he that is of God heareth God’s Words. Ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” They refused the Word (Jesus) and His Words for their days, but the true seed received the Word because they were of God. “And ALL Thy children shall be taught of God [Holy Spirit]” (Isaiah 54:13; John 6:45). Being ONE WITH THE WORD proves whether you are of God and Spirit-filled. No other criterion” (ibid. p. 165:2).
Since the opening of the Seven Seals “the church is no longer the “mouthpiece” of God [II Timothy 3:7]. It is its own mouthpiece [II Timothy 4:3-4]. So God is turning on her [Revelation 17:1-5; 18:4, 16-20]. He will confound her through the prophet and the Bride, for the Voice of God will be in her. Yes it is, for it says in the last chapter of Revelation verse 17 “The Spirit and the Bride say come.” Once more the world will hear direct from God as at Pentecost; but of course that Word Bride will be repudiated as in the first age . . . The Spirit and the Prophet and the Bride will be saying the same thing. And what they will say will have already been said in the Word. They are saying it now, “Come out from among her now and be ye separate.” The cry has gone out. The cry is going out. How long will the Voice cry? We do not know, but one thing we do know, it won’t be long, for this is the last age.” (ibid. p. 340:2; 365:1; Revelation 10:7).
Revelation 22:18-20, “I testify to everyone that hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book, If any one add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this Book [foolish virgin and other classes of the “saved”, if any one take away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Tree of Life [Christ (Genesis 2:9)], and out of the holy City, and which have been written in this Book. [These are the LOST]. He who testifies these things says, [and Jesus says], “Yea, I come quickly”.
“Amen; come, Lord Jesus”.
“On the basis of human behavior alone, anyone knows that where there are many people there is even divided opinion on lesser points of a major doctrine which they all hold together. Who then will have the power of infallibility 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” (ibid. p. 329).
Jesus Christ is the complete revelation of God. He is the sole Person of God manifest in His fullness in virgin-born flesh to fulfill the law of the KINSMAN Redeemer. The last Book of the Bible is “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” that was sealed from the foundation of the world until He fulfilled Revelation 4, 5, and 10:1-4 on March 8, 1963 and revealed the mystery of the Seven Thunders through His Prophet from March 17 to 24, 1963.
I Corinthians 13:10, “When that which is perfect [or complete] is come, that which is in part [PART-Word and Christ's mediation for ignorance of the fullness] shall be done away.” And through the revelation of the Seven Seals “we do have today, by God’s help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication” (COD, p. 1005:57). So if we add to or take away from Brother Branham’s THUS SAITH THE LORD we are without excuse.
Revelation 22:21, “The grace of our Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen”. nl840.htm
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