Bible Believers’ Newsletter 821
“We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . .”
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it’s great to have your fellowship.
Let us turn our eyes to Isaiah 13, his vision of God’s justice and the consummation of the whole world in the soon-coming Day of the Lord in which he saw natural Babylon the Great as a type of “mystery Babylon and Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth,” and God’s judgment of natural Babylon as a type of the destruction of the world system and Lucifer’s universal church system. Through shadows and types we see our place in prophecy, our position in the Body, our proximity to the end of the Gentile dispensation and to Israel’s glorious redemption as a nation in one day.
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.
Media Disinformation: what’s really going on in Ukraine?
January 27, 2014 — You’d be forgiven for knowing very little about the unrest in Ukraine—the violence, the rioting on the streets, the armed protesters storming government buildings amidst plumes of thick black smoke rising from makeshift barricades . . . Viktor Yanukovych’s government forces are certainly guilty of using excessive force against the rioters, and accusations of torture appear to be well-founded and should not be excused. But condemnation is certainly clouded when you consider the level of violence from the rioters. By the same token, when mobile phone users near the scene of the riots received text messages from the state reading, “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass riot” it brought to home just how omnipresent—and ominous—surveillance technology has become.
The problem with the “popular protests against the government and for integration into the EU” narrative is that it omits crucial information regarding the role of the West is fomenting and orchestrating demonstrations such as these; a role which illuminates broader geopolitical objectives in the region and the extent to which intelligence agencies and their offshoot organizations meddle in the affairs of sovereign nations. Understanding the nature of soft power—the use of coercion and bribery—and the subversion and infiltration of grassroots political movements by NGOs and other organizations backed either directly or indirectly by the US government, helps us to more broadly understand why the unrest in Ukraine is reaching such a fever pitch.
The seemingly spontaneous 2004 Ukrainian “Orange Revolution,” sparked by alleged electoral fraud and allegations of voter intimidation, was led largely by a number of grassroots movements tied to political activists and student groups. Many of the groups involved, however, were funded and trained by organizations intimately linked to the US government. The foreign donors of these groups included the US State Department, USAID, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the Open Society Institute and the National Endowment for Democracy.
The candidate who emerged victorious in the wake of these widespread orchestrated protests, Viktor Yushchenko, was not only endorsed by the same institutions which wielded their influence over the protest movements themselves, he was also supported by the International Monetary Fund. A central banker by profession, Yushchenko was a firm advocate of implementing IMF monetary reforms and, equally crucially, an advocate of NATO membership. Before entering into Ukrainian politics he had worked at the US State Department,the Reagan White House, the US Treasury Department, and the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. In short, it’s safe to say that he was a product of Washington, an image only exacerbated by his hostility towards Russia. . .
As the violence on the streets of Kiev continues, already spreading away from the capital, the Russian State Duma recently passed a resolution slamming foreign politicians and other players for interfering in Ukrainian internal affairs in an attempt to escalate the conflict. It’s a marked contrast to the rhetoric emerging from Washington and the EU, both of whom have expressed the possibility of intervening, with the US adopting a stance which hints at another planned “regime change” on Russia’s doorstep.
Perhaps the most damning indictment of the West’s stance over Ukraine and their support for what they refer to as a “pro-democracy protest movement” is the profoundly anti-democratic leanings of the violent protestors at the vanguard of the assault on the Ukrainian authorities. Anyone familiar with the crisis in Syria and the attempts to topple President Assad will be all too familiar with the US’s willingness to get into bed with extremists of the worst possible nature in order to achieve their objectives.
In Ukraine today it appears that very little has changed. Just as the Western-backed Syrian rebels with intimate ties to al-Qaeda were presented in our media as “pro-democracy” organizations, so too are many of those protesting in Ukraine drawn from far-right and fascistic groups such as the opposition Svoboda party, whom John McCain was more than happy to appear on stage with in December 2013 and offer his—and by extension America’s—support. . .
With the geopolitical stakes as high as they are, not least with the potential for a broader NATO influence in the region, it would be wise to view the situation in Ukraine through the wider prism of the global balance of power and all that this entails . . . and by now it should be very clear how little this has to do with vague, idealistic notions of “democracy”, and how much it has to do with regional—and ultimately global—hegemony. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: This would appear to support our comment last week on the omen of the crow and the seagull attacking the doves of peace released from the Vatican by Pope Francis. They are not free or at peace. “The United States exercises Rome’s full authority in its presence [and will soon] force earth and its inhabitants to worship the first beast whose mortal wound was healed” (Revelation 13:12).
Edward Snowden on German TV – US Media Blackout
January 2, 2014 — The interview with Edward Snowden posted in last week’s Newsletter was blocked from US & German television networks. No major news outlets are covering this story and the video is immediately taken down every time it is posted on Youtube. Full story: nextnewsnetwork.com
Comment: After 30 years of silence, the original NSA whistleblower looks back
The Old Testament foreshadows the New
What we read in the Old Testament necessarily foreshadows “things that are to be” in the New Testament and because lost spirits do not die and cannot change their nature after the death of the body they manifest the same works in this day as foretold by our New Testament prophets.
Our study builds upon the revelation of Isaiah 13 given in approximately 713BC one hundred and twenty-six years before Judah’s Babylonian Captivity in 587BC. At that time Judah’s most feared enemy was Assyria, however the Lord prophesied against Babylon which was to become the head of four successive Gentile world powers He would raise to chastise Judah and Jerusalem from Nabopolassar’s conquest in 606BC to the consummation of life (Daniel 9:27). And Isaiah, in that same year saw the Lord’s judgment on Assyria under the walls of Jerusalem, confirming that the world power culminates not in Assyria, but in Babylon, and that Babylon is to execute the judgment of God on Jerusalem (II Chronicles 32:10-23).
Isaiah looked forward to the Day of the Lord and foresaw the judgment of Babylon by the Medes and Persians in 538BC. To Isaiah the future disintegration of Babylon, not yet a world power, and the liberation of the Judeans will be the first step in the judgment of the world therefore he unfolds the Day of the Lord and the Judgment before our very eyes around 2,730 years ahead of the fact.
2,726 years since Isaiah received his revelation Israel mourns in lowly exile still; when shall I see the joys of Jerusalem, my happy home? We are now well into “the third day” and the time of “Jacob’s trouble,” with the Sampson Option of Gog and Magog overhanging the horizon of the non-elect (Hosea 6:2; Jeremiah 30:7; Ezekiel 38 – 39). Be thankful and praise the Lord that you are living in the Golden Age of this present holy convocation pending our Pentecostal Jubilee and home-going; rest in the faith and put on character.
Brother Branham said, you mustn’t question anything to God. “For the footsteps of the righteous is ordered of the Lord.” And every trial is put upon you to prove you. And the Bible said they’re more precious to you than gold. So if God let a few “light afflictions” happen to you, remember, it’s for the correction of you. “Every son that cometh to God must first be chastened of God and tried,” child-trained. There’s no exceptions, “Every son that cometh . . .” And these afflictions are done or brought about to see what attitude you’ll take. See, it’s God on this proving ground. That’s all earth is, is a proving ground, and where He’s trying to prove you”.
“Now, haven’t you had a lot of temptations? Don’t complain about them; rejoice. God’s with you. He’s trying to prove your faith. Look at Job in the Old Testament when He said, “Have you considered My servant Job? A just man, a perfect man, there is none like him on the earth” (Hebrews, 131:68).
Isaiah is commanded to raise the standard of war on a bare treeless mountain so that it can be seen from far away and beckon with the hand summonsing God’s warriors, the Medes, to execute His wrath against Babylon (Isaiah 13:17). Isaiah does not foretell here the Babylon captivity but presupposes the event and the still more future overthrow of the city of Israel’s oppressors. It was now one hundred seventy-four years before the defeat of Babylon. The heathen Medes and haughty Persians rejoicing in their own highness were unconsciously glorifying His majesty. The Babylonians are vividly depicted as hearing some unwonted sound like the din of a host upon metaphorical mountains, and upon trying to discern the sounds can only perceive a tumultuous noise of kingdoms from the Far East. So Isaiah is NOT seeing the Medes, Persians, and Armenians that composed Cyrus’ army because at that time there were Israelites exiled in Media so it could hardly be designated as a far country “from the end of heaven.” These are the kings of the East” (Revelation 16:12), “the weapons of God’s indignation” He will deploy to “destroy the whole earth” in the Day of the Lord.
Isaiah 13:6-13 are the verses of most interest to us: “Wail, for the Day of the Lord is at hand [or near. In Matthew 24:32-34 Jesus said, when you see the Laodicean Israel State established you will know the Sixth Seal (Matthew 24:29-32) and the end of the world (Matthew 24:3c) is near, even at the doors—or "needle-eyes"—the open small side gates as opposed to the closed main gate into a city (Matthew 19:24)]; as a destruction from the Almighty [not mere man] it will come! Therefore all hands will hang limp and helpless [when men recognize that the destruction comes from God Almighty and they abandon all opposition as useless] and through fear every man’s heart will become as weak as water: pangs and agonies will seize them; they will be in anguish as a woman in travail: they will look aghast at one another; their faces aflame [with terror]“.
As Babylon, the Old Testament type was taken by surprise on the night of Belshazzar’s impious feast (Jeremiah 50:43; Daniel 5:30), when Cyrus actually found the gates leading out to the river unclosed as Isaiah 45:1 prophesied 176 years beforehand, in the antitype the world will be overcome by surprise, men’s hearts failing for fear (Matthew 24:12, 30; Luke 21:25-26). I Thessalonians 5:1-3, “As to times and seasons, brethren, you need no writing from me. For you yourselves are aware that the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. When they say, “Peace and safety,” then sudden destruction will come upon them like the birth pangs of a woman in travail, and there will be no escape”.
Brother Branham said, “Isaiah the prophet seen this Sixth Seal open and spoke of it . . . Isaiah starts out with creation; in the middle of the Book he brings John, and at the end he brings the millennium. And there’s sixty-six books in the Bible, and sixty-six chapters in Isaiah. It’s a complete encyclopedia itself . . . 13th chapter . . .”
“Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.” (The land, that’s all of it, brethren. See? Notice).
“For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her lights to shine.”
“And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wickedness of their iniquity; and I will cause the (I don’t . . . I don’t how it’s spelled.) [Congregation says, "arrogancy" – Ed.] (I can’t say it. See?) of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness the terrible”.
“See there, just exactly, Isaiah saw the same thing that Jesus spoke of, that the Seventh Seal reveals, when He’s cleansing the land with tribulations. That’s the tribulation period, this Sixth Seal. Yes, he was a prophet, and the Word of God was made known to him. That’s twenty-seven hundred years ago. . . The whole world as Isaiah here . . . all creation . . .”
“Look at it. Not only here, but the world over, the thing is polluted, and the world, the nature. . . God, have mercy. The whole world in its birth pains, the world is trying; she’s travailing, Isaiah said. What’s the matter? She’s trying to bring forth a new world for the millennium where all the . . . trying to birth a new world for a new people that won’t sin and pollute her. That’s right. She’s in travail.”
“That’s the reason we are in travail. Christ, to bring forth the Bride. . . Everything is travailing and groaning. [Romans 8:18-23]. See, there’s something fixing to happen. And this sixth plague lets her go.”
“Brother, the earthquake burst open, and the stars shake; volcanics will come forth, and the earth will renew itself. New lava will break forth from the center of the earth, and she’ll crumble all around and around and around when she spins out in yonder.”
“And I tell you, one morning when Jesus and His Bride comes back to the earth, there’ll be a paradise of God there that. . . Yes, Sixth Seal’s going to do something. Yes, sir. Truly the whole world is groaning and paining for the millennium age. . . Look what’s falling apart in the world. . . The frame of this world: the iron and the brass and the materials of this earth has been pulled out of it, its framework, for war and industry until it’s just about ready. . . Well, we never had an earthquake till the other day over here in this part of the country . . . She’s getting so thin. They’ve pulled everything out of it. See?”
“Notice, the last verse of the Sixth Seal opened. Those who had laughed at the preaching of the Word, of the vindicated Word of the living God. . . When them prophets that stood there and performed miracles, closed the sun, and everything else, and all down through the age. . . See? They cried for the rocks and the mountains to hide them (See?), to hide them from the Word that they’d laughed at, ’cause they seen Him coming. “Hide us from the wrath of the Lamb.” He is the Word. See? (Revelation 6:15-17) . . . They’d tried to repent, but the Lamb had come to claim His own. See? And they cried to the rocks and the mountains, prayed, but their prayers were too late” (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 436:5 – 441:4).
“Men’s hearts are failing for fear. Everywhere, everybody, they are alarming on the radio, [propagandists like Alan Jones, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh] all the time, “Be ready for a air raid. Take this in; take that in; go down in the basement.” How you going to hide from that? Can’t hide from that. That thing will go a hundred and fifty feet in the ground for a hundred and fifty miles square. Why, the concussion of it would. . . (Revelation of Jesus Christ, p. 633:95).
The language of Isaiah 13:9-13 can only primarily and partially apply to Babylon; fully and exhaustively the judgments hereafter will come on the whole earth. “Behold, the Day of the Lord comes, [it is not only "near," it is "here"], cruel—unsparingly just without mercy—with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the whole earth a desolation and to destroy the sinners out of it.”
Immediately after the tribulation of the dispensation of grace that commenced with the inauguration of the Church on the Day of Pentecost and ceased at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet (Matthew 24:29), “The stars of heaven and their constellations shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in its rising, and the moon shall not shed its light” (Joel 2:10; 31; Acts 2:20; Revelation 6:12; 8:1-5; 16:17-19). As at the first crucifixion which is the type for the second crucifixion, followed after three days by the resurrection of the Church Age saints (Matthew 27:51).
Aside from the natural aspect this prophecy has a spiritual bearing as the Church shines in the reflected Light of Christ. He is the SUN. The Church is the MOON. The STARS—fallen stars—are the ministers or messengers (Isaiah 14:12; while the CONSTELLATIONS are the denominations that align with their doctrines as was the case with Israel under Antiochus Epiphanes IV (Daniel 8:9-10) at the first crucifixion (Jude 1:6; Revelation 12:4).
The darkening of the SUN signifies the end of God’s mercy, Christ having turned from us Gentiles to the remnant of elect Israelites, and the MOON turning to blood signifies the church having apostatized no longer reflects Christ’s glory but has resumed Rome’s long-term edict of “death to heretics” (Revelation 6:2-11; 13:1-18; 14:12 – 15:4; 17:6-15; 18:24).
The Prophet said, “Just as the kingdom of the Gentiles was brought in with King Nebuchadnezzar—vindicated the Gentile race by a prophet [Daniel] who could interpret unknown tongues, visions, dreams . . . it goes out the same way again [with the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 William Branham] . . . Notice, in this last days, Lucifer’s doing the same thing. Can you see it? The Devil doing the same thing, building up a hybrid church—a hybrid, by hybrid members, hybrid by knowledge instead of the Word, by intellectual men instead of borned again men, building an intellectual kingdom that’ll outshine Christ’s little bitty flock. See? What is it that did that? Fallen angels. The Bible said it was fallen angels who listened to Lucifer instead of Christ, who they once belonged to? Is that right? . . .”
“Now, listen close. Fallen angels, what kind of angels? Luther, Wesley, Catholic, Pentecostal who kept not their first estate like the angels did and has fell into organizations like Lucifer’s main hold at Nicaea. . . And what have they done? Organized a great ecumenical association of ministers to make an image unto the beast, as the Bible said, and building a Christian economy that’ll close the doors of this church and others like it. See Lucifer at his work? I’m trying to bring you the threefold revelation or mystery of God. What did they do? Sold out to reasonings of wisdom and education like Eve did, fallen angels did.”
“Wesley was a man of God, but what followed him? Fallen angels got into it. What was the angels first? Created beings of God that fell for Lucifer’s wisdom . . . And you see what they become? Fallen angels. And organizations from man of God who’s went forth to establish truths in the earth, before that truth could go along and proclamate and get on to the real revelation of Christ, fallen angels come in and took it over and made denominations out of it. That’s the reason the revelation of the Seven Seal mystery had to be unfolded. Now, you see it? What they left off . . . If Luther would’ve went on, it’d been here. If Wesley would’ve went on, if Pentecost would’ve went on, what would they’d done?”
“Now, there’s only one thing can happen. There has to be a Message at the end time when there is nothing else can follow it. And now the ecumenical world has set up such a regime that there can be no denomination or no not nothing else follow it. You’re either in it or you’re not in it. The fruit is in the top of the tree, and the Light is shining on that predestinated fruit, and she’s ripening into Christ-like fruit, bringing forth the same mellowness and sweetness and the same Spirit that He had in Him. Hope you see it . . . they sold out to reasonings, sold out to reasonings of denomination. “If I can just belong to this. The mayor goes to this church.” See? “If I can be a Methodist or a Presbyterian . . .” Just look where they’ve gone. I’ve just explained them limbs are pruned off; they’re dead. They’re not connected with Christ anymore [or] they’d be bringing the same life. They’re not connected with it” (Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, p. 71:542-557).
After Jesus had revealed the Six Seals in Matthew 24:4-31 (as in Revelation 6:1-17) He began speaking in parables (Matthew 24:32) because the unwritten Seventh Seal must be personally revealed to each member of His end-time Bride by “the Voice of the Archangel” whispering His secrets to the heart of His Wife. Brother Branham said, “The very day when this messenger . . . begins to declare his Message. See? The First Pull, healing [with the sign in his hand]; Second Pull, prophesying [Hebrews 4:12]; Third Pull, “the ‘third pull’ was the opening of the Word [or revelation of the Seven Seals], the mysteries revealed” (Anointed Ones at the End-time, p. 57:262; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:1-7). That is the unwritten Seventh Seal, which is the revelation of the previous six written Seals.
Speaking of the Seventh Seal he said, “And Jesus comes from heaven with ten thousands times ten thousands of His saints, and the Bible said that the heavens was empty for the space of a half hour. Where is this big fellow, God then? Uh-huh. See, He’s in Christ. Sure” (Sardisean Church Age, p. 348: 96; Daniel 7:10; I Thessalonians 4:14; Jude 14; Revelation 5:11; 8:1). “All heaven is consisted of the Word” (Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 325:2; Luke 17:21).
“Melchisedec was the Word. A theophany is something that you could not see. It could be right here now, yet you cannot see it. It’s just like, well like television, that’s in another dimension. . . People are moving right through this room now singing; there’s colors also . . . Your whole being is only subject to five senses and you are only subject to what the sight has been limited to see. But there is another dimension that can be seen by a transformation by television.”
“Now, television does not manufacture a picture. A television only channels it into a circuit, and then the television screen picks it up. But the picture’s there to begin with. Television was here when Adam was here. Television was here when Elijah set on Mount Carmel. Television was here when Jesus of Nazareth walked the shores of Galilee. But you’re just now discovering it. They wouldn’t have believed it back there. You’d have been crazy to have said something like it. But now it’s become a reality.”
“And so is it that Christ is here. The Angels of God are here. And someday in the great millennium to come it’ll be just more real than television or anything else, because they are here” (Who is this Melchisedec, p. 12:58-59).
Speaking of revelation and typing the natural with the spiritual he said, “Did you know there’s ten thousands of voices in this room right now, literally voices of people that’s coming through the electronic waves of radio? Why don’t you hear them? They’re voices. Is that right? They’re waving right through here now. There’s people, forms, and bodies moving right through this room now. Is that right? Well, why don’t you see them? They’re here, actual voices, like my voice. Well, why don’t you hear it? See, it’s got to strike something first to reveal it. See?”
“Now, do you understand? So just don’t interpret nothing. If God wants you to know anything, He will send it to you (See?); so just be real, real solid now. Hold still. Something has happened. . . If you can understand it, this is that third pull. . . You should’ve caught that the other day . . . remember, there’ll be no impersonation like there was of the other two. See? So that’s as far as you should know [because it must be a personal revelation by Jesus Christ "the Voice of the Archangel.]” Now just remember that you see now there’s something taking place in this room, and there’s something here, there’s . . . There’s actual in this room, Angels, Voice of God (See?), but how do you. . . If you can’t hear the natural voice without something to send it out, [ears] how are you going to hear the spiritual voice [without the Holy Spirit]? (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 460:5-8).”
“This messenger on the earth [Brother Branham] was so inclined with God until when he spoke it on the earth God echoed the same thing out of heaven. [And YOUR 'third pull' will be THUS SAITH THE LORD so that what you speak He will do because you are expressing His mind in you]. What is that fourth verse translation [of Revelation 18:2-3]? What does it mean? God’s Voice speaking to His predestinated people, saying, “Come out of her,” just exactly what the voice was. He’s got people all out in there, all out through Babylon. Come out of her, that you be not partakers of her sins (Yes, sir.), out of that dogma and creeds to the Word made Spirit and Life. Amen” (Why I Am against Organized Religion, p. 39:219).
Matthew 24:3, “As Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately asking:
- When will the Temple be thrown down?
- What will be the sign of Your [second or 'parousia'] Coming?
- And what will be the sign of the end of the world?
The manifestation of the Sixth Seal will be “the end of the world [or dispensations of grace].” And when Christ opened the Seven Seals on March 8, 1963 He swore that redemption was over, when the last member predestinated to the PART-Word Body was born-again in Laodicea; therefore “there should no further delay” because mediation for ignorance of the fullness of the Word is complete as He will deliver “that which is perfect [or complete, the fullness of the Word]” in the “shout” or “midnight cry” of the Prophet’s Message (Revelation 10:1-7; I Corinthians 13:10; Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16). As His end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites are predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word they were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary and do not require a Mediator.
The Prophet said, “The earth is giving birth to a new one. It’s over, and here we are right here at the door. Oh, I tremble. And what must I do, Lord? What else can I do? See? And then, just think of it, seeing that place [Matthew 24:3c] and those precious people.”
“I stood there looking at myself, and I thought, “Oh, God, They can’t miss this. I ought to pushed them; I ought to just reached down in the audience and got them and pushed them.” You can’t do that. “And no man can come except My Father draws him.” But here’s one consolation we have: “All the Father has given Me will come.” But the rest of them depending on those organizations . . . “He deceived all that dwelt upon the earth whose names were not written in that Lamb’s Book of Life, slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 449:6-7; II Thessalonians 2:9-12; Revelation 13:8).
Isaiah 13:11-13, “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their guilt [according to righteousness]; and I will end the arrogancy of the proud and lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.” The sins of Babylon—“arrogancy” (Isaiah 13:11; 14:11), cruelty, false worship (Jeremiah 50:38), persecution of the Covenant people (Isaiah 47:6)—are peculiarly characteristic of our apostate once Christian world since the Laodicean Church Age ended in apostasy (Daniel 11:32-37; Matthew 24:37; Luke 17:28-30; II Timothy 3 – 4; Revelation 3:17-20; 17:3, 6; 18:4, 6, 7, 9-14, 24).
“In consequence of this visitation mortal man shall become as rare in the earth than pure refined gold; and Adam’s race rarer than the pure gold of Ophir because the Lord shall shake the heavens, and the earth will remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger.” Isaiah is speaking of the consummation of life and earth’s purging by fire preparatory to the thousand-year honeymoon of Christ and His Bride (Daniel 9:27; Isaiah 24:18-23; 34:4; Haggai 2:6-7; Hebrews 12:26). The Prophet said, “The atoms of the earth will catch fire soon. There will be a relay, and there’ll be not even be dust left of the people” (Conference with God, #61-0410).
Brother Branham said, “The earth once stood up like this, right, around the sun, equal heat all the way up and down. Up in British ice fields, you can blast down there five hundred feet and find palms. It come suddenly, froze them like refrigeration now. Like your dehydrating, and so forth, and your freeze and deep freezes that keep strawberries and things for years and years and years to come. That’s the same way it was in that time. Quickly there come an antediluvian destruction and flooded the whole earth over . . . atomic powers rocked it out of its orbits, and it froze over and there she laid. See? Dig down and can find them, up around the arctic zones and things, palm trees and so forth. Showed that it was once inhabited, beautifully set up. And now it’s shook back.”
“The earth was without form, and void, and water was upon the deep. The Spirit of God moved upon the waters, said: Let there be light.” God separated then the land and the water, which made the earth. But the whole earth was covered over . . . The atmospheres is filled with hydrogen, and oxygen, and so forth. Then He just lifted [the water] up off the earth and separated it. There was no sea on the earth then. God watered the earth, didn’t even come rains. He watered it through springs and things, irrigation. . .”
“When man blowed it out of its orbit, out to one side, what happened? It throwed it back in the heat down here, and the cold up there. And hot and cold, what accumulates? Feel it here on them windows right now, hot in here and cold outside. See the sweat? And rain is nothing but sweat, perspiration. And water is ashes. And so then when it . . . Then in this great time, it’s leaning back like this now, and He made us a promise, “No more water, but fire this time” [II Peter 3:5-12]. . . They throwed the earth away from the sun, of course, it got cold. If you throw it into the sun, it’ll burn. And just as He destroy it with water and put the bow in the sky, He wouldn’t do it no more, now He give a promise He’d burn it. So there you come where sin and all glamour and all filth . . .” (Revelation, Chapter Four, Part III, p. 658:77-81).
God has been most gracious to you my Brother and Sister for you have heard, tested and received the Message of the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6. “I’ll send Elijah [before the great and dreadful day of the Lord], and I’m going to burn the whole earth, and I’m going to just clean it off, and you’ll walk out upon their ashes.” That’s the millennium; we know that. After the atomic bomb shall blow it from pieces, then the earth will straighten up. And there’ll be a great day here on the earth, and the Church will reign with Jesus on the earth for a thousand years.” (Laodicean Church Age, p.508:75).
“Now, 1914, the world went to a war, and they have never been at peace since: constantly swinging in, swinging in, swinging in; and they’re doing the very same thing yet. And what was they doing? Holding (O God, have mercy.), holding that great thing that I saw in the vision, the whole thing become to destruction, holding the atomic, holding the wars that they don’t destroy themselves until the thing comes to destroy it; until Israel returns back and gets herself together; and then the Message will go to Israel, and she’ll be sealed with that Seal of the Holy Ghost. After the Gentiles is called out the people for His Name’s sake will be called out, which in this age right here they’re called. Then Israel only receives a three-year-and-six-month’s Message” (Ten Virgins, p.445:111, Revelation 7:1-3). nl821.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers’ tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.