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The Mark of the Beast – Part I

December 31, 2010

Bible Believers’ Newsletter 666

“We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . .”
ISSN 1442-8660

We greet you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and extend our warm welcome new subscribers and visitors.

In this final Newsletter for 2010 we commence a fresh teaching in which we trace the mark of the beast from the garden of Eden to the present day. We begin with a little preaching to stress the admonition of Jesus, Paul and Brother Branham that we, “not be yoked unequally with unbelievers,” an antitype of Deuteronomy 22:10: “You shall not plow with an ox and an ass together,” and Amos 3:3: “How can two walk together when they are separated by sin”?

Since we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word, which is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, we must apply it to our life to examine whether our motives and objectives are truly Spiritually determined by the Husband of our soul, or governed by the worldly senses of our mortal flesh and spirit? For in their race Satan and the children of this world are more shrewdly dishonest than the children of Light (Luke 16:8). This, coupled with the apostasy of the churches, explains why the world is led by educated, well-dressed reprobates—smooth operators not to be underestimated.

Were you to meet Satan incarnate you would esteem him the finest man who ever wore shoe leather. Do not underrate him or his children. They will look you in the eye, call you Brother, gain your confidence, and destroy you. Brother Branham said, “have no dealings with them, they will skin you alive.” Separate yourself behind the revealed Word of God, and rest assured He will not leave you nor forsake you in 2011.

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


FEMA urges all Americans to prepare for Earthquakes or Other Disasters

Chicago, December 17, 2010 — Thursday marked the 199th anniversary of one of the largest earthquakes to ever strike the United States. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign is encouraging all Americans to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters by making a New Year’s resolution to “Resolve to be Ready” in 2011.

The earthquake took place in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ), which is the site of several of the largest historical earthquakes to ever strike the continental United States and remains a significant risk today. On December 16, 1811 the first of these quakes struck what is now the location of Memphis, Tennessee, at a level 9 intensity—and the impacts were felt as far away as Washington and Ohio. By the time the final quake occurred on February 7, 1812 in New Madrid, Missouri, the shaking had forced sand to erupt at the surface, triggered landslides and caused large areas to be uplifted or dropped down in elevation. Since then, communities along the NMSZ have experienced explosive growth in both population and infrastructure. Another series of earthquakes with the magnitude of the 1811 earthquakes could prove catastrophic to the region. . . Full story: tristate-media.com

Comment: Does FEMA know something we are not supposed to know? FDR assured us “If something happens in politics you can bet it was planned that way.” With this in mind, read the first comment on this article from the latimes.com.


The Gulf Stream and the Next Ice Age

Although this video is propaganda promoting the global warming hoax and the nonsense regarding anthropogenic climate change, it contains an excellent explanation of how the Gulf Stream works, or used to work before the BP catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Full story: topdocumentaryfilms.com

Comment: The disruption of the jet stream and gulf stream was caused by BP. youtube.com pakalertpress.com rense.com


Global Eruption rocks the Sun

December 13, 2010 — On August 1, 2010, an entire hemisphere of the sun erupted. Filaments of magnetism snapped and exploded, shock waves raced across the stellar surface, billion-ton clouds of hot gas billowed into space. Astronomers knew they had witnessed something big.

It was so big, it may have shattered old ideas about solar activity. . . “We see that solar storms can be global events, playing out on scales we scarcely imagined before”. . . Full story: science.nasa.gov


Gov. Jesse Ventura proves 9/11 Cover-up

December 18, 2010 — Confirmed sources in the Nigerian government tell us, in order to keep former Vice President Cheney out of prison for crimes involving Nigeria, $500 million in bribes have been promised, negotiated by former President George H.W. Bush. Now, only a day later, Cheney faces possible charges, so many charges they can only be imagined, for planning the Pentagon attack on 9/11.

TV host, Jesse Ventura, former Navy Seal, former Governor of Minnesota, on a one hour documentary on prime-time American television, makes an open and shut criminal case tying Cheney, Rumsfeld and officials throughout the government with complicity in the planning, execution and subsequent cover-up of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. . . Jesse Ventura proved something startling to most, suspected by some. He proved that, at some point in our past, 10 years or more, we don’t know, our government was overthrown. Full story: Youtube veteranstoday.com Building 7


National Hero solves September 11, 2001 Air Disaster Mysteries

My interested has remained high as my college classmate, [USNA 71] was the Captain of AA77 which was vaporized over the Atlantic 45 minutes prior to the unmanned aerial vehicle that killed another USNA alum, Captain Gerald DeConto whose window the object flew into. I felt strongly on 9/11 it was an inside job, and by 9-12-01 I knew with a moderate degree of certainty that it, in fact, was. . .

When our paths crossed on 12-6-06 David Hawkins said something to the effect of “finally.” I asked what he was referring to and he said that he had been looking for an airline pilot or a fighter pilot from the US who had knowledge of the true Hollywood production of 9/11 for distribution by the mainline media and was open to working together at Hawks CAFE. He said he felt like it was his birthday. I told him to think of it more like Christmas because I wasn’t an either/or pilot, I was both. . . Full story: airline-whistleblowers.org captainsherlock.com


9/11 WTC Biggest Gold Heist in History: $300 Billion in Bars

December 18, 2010 — Where did it all go? Did it finish up in Israel, like the German gold stored for “safekeeping”? Where did the gold from Fort Knox end up? And the gold substituted by Tungsten? Full story: snardfarker.ning.com

Comment: Brother Branham said, “Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper [fiat money and credit created from thin air]. At the right time the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The [Edomite] Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world” (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 314:1).

“With this great power the church systems will persecute the true Bride. This image will try to keep the Bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But before the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches the true Church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord. God will catch away His Bride for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. . . And so on and on went that spirit and one day it will become truly incarnate in a man who will head up the World Council of Churches, just as we have been saying. And by his gold (remember Judas held the bag) he will control the whole world, and that antichrist system will own everything and try to control everybody. But Jesus will come back and destroy them all with the brightness of His coming. And their end will be the lake of Fire” (ibid. p. 377; 379).


The High Cost of doing God’s Work

December 15, 2010 — Goldman Sachs received tens of billions of dollars in direct and indirect succor from the Fed. Thanks to these spectacularly large taxpayer-funded bailouts, Goldman was able to continue ‘doing God’s Work’—as CEO Lloyd Blankfein infamously remarked—like producing billion-dollar trading profits without ever suffering a single day of losses.

Thanks to the Fed’s massive, undisclosed assistance, Goldman Sachs managed to project an image of financial well-being, even while accessing tens of billions of dollars of direct assistance from the Federal Reserve.

By repaying its TARP loan, for example, Goldman wriggled out from under the nettlesome compensation limits imposed by TARP, while also conveying an image of financial strength. But this ‘strength’ was illusory. Goldman repaid the TARP loans with funds it procured days earlier from the Federal Reserve. Then, over the ensuing months, Goldman recapitalized its balance sheet by selling tens of billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities to the Fed.

And the public never knew anything about these activities until two weeks ago, when the Fed was forced to reveal them… Secret bailouts do not merely benefit recipients; they also deceive investors into mistaking fantasy for fact. Such deceptions often punish honest investors, like the honest investors who sold short the shares of insolvent financial institutions early in 2009. . .
Full story: economicpolicyjournal.com

Comment: Goldman Sachs and the Fed are both Rothschild, nes pas?


Sex, Lies, Iran, Israel, Wikileaks

December 18, 2010 — The strongest and most vocal opponent of a new 9/11 investigation is Julian Assange of Wikleaks. If any individual outside the US government were to be named as most complicit in a 9/11 cover-up, it would be Julian Assange.

Everything since then, the news about Iran and, especially Wikileaks: all subterfuge. When former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinsky cited Wikileaks on a PBS interview, televised nationally, as the work of an intelligence agency, Israel never reported it or responded. Instead, they attributed Brzezinski’s quote to Gordon Duff of Veterans Today.
Full story: youtube.com Veterans today.com.

Comment: Meanwhile, homosexual PFC Bradley Manning remains in solitary confinement despite not having been tried or convicted of any crime.


UN mulls Internet Regulation Options

December 20 2010 — The internet truly is the last bastion of free speech that has yet to be taken over by corporate or political forces and censored, at least in the US. But the United Nations (UN) is now considering working towards establishing an international governing body to regulate internet content, which would eventually eliminate online freedom of speech. . . Full story: itnews.com.au

Comment: Now do you see the objective of the ‘City of London’s MOSSAD and CIA, and the function of shabbos Goy Julian Assange?


The Australian Constitution

This thirty minute video applies not just to Australia but to every country under English law and Jewish banking. In fact, it exposes the evil destroying and subjugating the world to debt slavery and reveals the way out of the global financial crisis and into prosperity. This very important to those who own homes and shows the treason of your State and Federal Representatives who have sold you into debt and tax slavery under the international banksters.
Full story: thecrowhouse.com


The Mark of the Beast – Part I

Genesis 1:27-28, 31, “God created (Heb. bara out of nothing) man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; [not “a” man, but Adam’s entire race] male and female. And God blessed them [after their creation], and said, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth [when you are made flesh], and subdue it [in the millennium where there will be no further “multiplying”]: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” Since we were created in His image, we were spirit—theophanies, like the Logos later made flesh. Being omniscient He visualized our ideal dominion over the birds of the air, the fishes in the sea, and the beasts of the field, and said to the Logos in which we were Attributes—a part of Him “without beginning of time nor end of life”—accounted justified, redeemed and glorified, “Let us make (Heb. asah: fashion from existing material) man in our image,” transforming Spiritual thoughts to physical, material beings on earth to be tested by sin that they may overcome and prove they are Attributes, worthy to be redeemed and placed as Sons of God. “And God saw that all He had made was exceedingly good”.

Before speaking His creative Word and even before He expressed the Logos by which all things were made God foreknew His trusted right-hand man Lucifer would betray Him by hybreeding His immutable Word with human reasoning from “Spirit and Eternal Life” (John 6:63) to death, causing the fall of Adam’s race and by miscegenation with the Serpent, produce Cain’s mutant race which is not from the Logos and irredeemable.

Ezekiel 28 says of Lucifer, “You seal the full measure of the stature of the perfect man [as it were], full of wisdom and complete in beauty. You have been in Eden the garden of God; clothed in every precious stone, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, wrought in beautiful settings of gold from the day you were created. I appointed you to be the anointed guardian cherub. You had access to the holy mountain of God, you walked amidst stones of fire [like “the paved work of sapphire” under the feet of Christ, the theophany of the God of Israel (Exodus 24:10, 17)]. You were perfect [wholesome, unimpaired, innocent, complete and entirely in accord with truth and fact] in your ways [conduct, course of life and moral character] from the day you were created, until iniquity was found in you”.

Sin originated in heaven in the foreknowledge of our omniscient God, then Lucifer the overshadowing cherubim, Adam and his race, and Cain and his perverse race were manifest on earth to determine their own destiny by exercising their free moral agency, and what God had declared “exceedingly good” became corrupted through sin to death.

The descendants of Adam and the banished Cainites remained separated for a time, and type the Church and the World. The Cainites, with the restlessness of men alienated from God, were forever striving to transform the land of their exile into Satan’s Eden instead of longing for a renewed heavens and renewed earth, and ceaselessly trying by intellectual cunning to palliate the curse rather than apprehend the mind of God and overcome by faith (Genesis 4:7). Condemned to wander, they were first to build a city where they could settle comfortably upon the cursed earth. To this very day Cain’s people bare the mark of the beast, reasoning against the revealed Word of God by human wisdom. Oh, they worship the One true God and are religious, but “without faith it is impossible to please God: for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).

Cain’s descendants are physical Serpent’s seed whose genealogy stems from the Satan-incarnate Serpent, a giant man-like beast that seduced Eve and fathered Cain who is not in Adam’s race and thus without a KINSMAN Redeemer.

God’s Word calls for a total separation from unbelief. From the garden of Eden the seed of discrepancy—wisdom versus faith—has been the mark of the beast. Brother Branham and Jude warn us to separate ourselves from those of Adam’s race who are spiritual Serpent’s seed.

Brother Branham said, “Satan will make you all kind of promises, but he has nothing to give you, because he don’t have nothing. He don’t have no salvation. What is Satan? Anything contrary to the Word. He doesn’t have salvation. He doesn’t have Light. His kingdom is darkness; the end thereof is death. Darkness and death is Satan’s kingdom. “Brother Branham, repeat it again. What is Satan’s kingdom?” Anything contrary to the Word of God.

Now, that’s cutting, but it’s time for cutting. See? The branch, the tree, if it’s going to bear, must be pruned. It’s time. [Matthew 25:6; II Corinthians 6:14-18; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4].

Anything contrary to the precepts of God, the Word of God, is not God. What is it? What is sin? Righteousness perverted. What is death? Life perverted. What is the kingdom of Satan? Anything that’s setting something to take the place of the Word, anything, any teaching. One word, just one word. You might believe every bit. Eve believed every bit of It to that one Word. That one Word’s all she needed to disbelieve. That one Word is all you need to disbelieve” (Oneness, p. 11:55-57).

Jude 3-6, 11-15, “Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about the salvation we have in common, I found it necessary to write appealing to you, to earnestly contend for the faith which was once and for all delivered to the saints. For certain people foreordained to condemnation, style themselves Christians: ungodly persons, who pervert the grace of our God and deny the Lord Jesus Christ our only Master and Lord.”

“So I desire to remind you, though you were once fully informed, that God who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels that did not abide in the present Truth of His unchanging Word, but fell by reasoning, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. . . Woe to them! For they walk in the way of Cain, and have surrendered to the error of Balaam [by substituting wisdom for THUS SAITH THE LORD (Revelation 2:14)] for reward and perished in Korah’s revolt [against Moses’ THUS SAITH THE LORD as many today are perishing in revolt against Brother Branham’s THUS SAITH THE LORD].”

“These are blemishes in your love feasts . . . [like chemtrails]—clouds without water, carried along by winds [of human reasoning against the revealed Word]; fruitless trees in harvest time, twice dead, uprooted [from the Book of Life]; wildly raging waves of the sea [which will not exist in the renewed earth], casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars for whom the blackness of darkness is forever reserved. In the seventh generation from the first Adam Enoch prophesied of these saying of his vision, “I see the Lord coming [in the seventh generation from the last Adam] with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which in their godlessness they have committed, and of all the harsh words these godless sinners have spoken against Him”.”

Who are these godless sinners? What are their “ungodly deeds and harsh words”? Murderers, liars, thieves, politicians and car salesmen are certainly in the minority. They include deluded God-fearing men such as Caiaphas, his priests and elders, Roman popes, cardinals, bishops and priests, denominational ministers purveying the traditions of men that make the Word of God of no effect, and their denominational followers—Pharisees, Sadducees, Roman and Orthodox Catholics, (one time) Protestants, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah Witnesses and many in the circle of this Message preaching and believing “the letter without the Spirit” and ridiculous inventions. Every one a sincere clean-living law-abiding citizen trying to do God a service absolutely contrary to His revealed Word and on his road to perdition or at least the tribulation because his service is based upon human reasoning without faith and he is sincerely wrong. They bear the mark of the beast; Jesus, Peter, Jude and William Branham called them souls imprisoned in everlasting chains of darkness pending the judgment day.

Does this THUS SAITH THE LORD of Brother Branham and Jude mean anything at all? Do you seriously believe there are not dire consequences if you as a “hearer of the Word, are not a doer also” (James 1:23)? God will not override your free will, but if you are born-again neither will He suffer you to persist in such iniquity, “returning like a dog to the carnal reasoning you KNOW to be denominational vomit, and as a sow to its intellectual wallow,” without severe chastisement as in kindness the good shepherd breaks the leg of a constantly truant sheep to make it follow the Master to clear waters and green pastures rather than trespass onto denominational badlands. You are bringing a reproach upon the Word and Body of Christ which may cost your life (I Corinthians 5:5; 11:27-33). As natural Israel was commanded to separate from the nations, Spiritual Israel, the Church, is commanded to separate from the denomi-nations. “You [spiritual] adulterers and adulteresses,” says James 4:4, “don’t you know that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” If, on the other hand you are not born-again and not elect He will let you as a manpleaser continue “to crucify the Son of God unto yourself afresh, and put Him to an open shame” until your name is removed from the Book of Life, or you perish in martyrdom during the great tribulation at the hands of the false Christian friends you seek to please. If you are in doubt read Revelation 13:15-18, and I John 3:12, “And why did Cain murder Abel? Because his own deeds were evil and those of his half-brother were righteous.” In other words, the “enmity” God placed between the righteous and unrighteous seed was the sole cause of the murder (Genesis 3:15).

In the days of His flesh our Lord did not fail to recognize the seed of the serpent in those denominational sinners whose contradiction He endured. “O generation of vipers,” He cried, using a phrase which had already issued from the lips of John the Baptist (Matthew 3:7), “how can you, being evil, speak good things” (Matthew 12:34)? By these words He clearly designates the Pharisees as a brood of “that old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world”  (Revelation 12:9). Yet again He exclaims: “You Serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of Hell” (Matthew 23:33-35). For being the Serpent’s seed they must share the Serpent’s fate.

God’s Word calls for a total separation from unbelief. Esau was a gentleman in comparison to his deceitful mother’s-boy brother. But Jacob esteemed the birthright and sought to serve God whereas Esau despised the birthright, sought to please man and married into the Serpent’s seed. He took the mark of the beast and like worshippers in today’s apostate churches “knew it not” when his name was removed from the Book of Life. “Our ministry of reconciliation” is not achieved by making friends with the mortal spirit and corruptible flesh of sinners which will perish with the world, but by delivering “the Word of reconciliation” to their inner man, then departing like the salesman who has the order, lest Satan revive unbelief through intellectual sophistry. Leave God’s Word to strive with Satan in their soul; if they are elect they will receive His Word; if after the first and second admonition the Word for the hour is rejected, they are subverted in sin and condemned of themselves (II Corinthians 5:18-19; Titus 3:9-11).

The natural and spiritual Serpent’s seed worship the Creator but have no promises from the Covenant-keeping God in which to rest. He came to Israel as “a the personal confirmation of His Covenant and as a Light to guide the nations to Him, to open the blind eyes [of His elect], to bring captives out of prison, and those who sit in darkness out of the houses of bondage. I am the Lord [Jesus Christ, Jehovah-Saviour]. That is My Name, and My glory I will not give to another”  (Isaiah 42:5-8; Deuteronomy 6:4; Acts 2:36; 4:12).

From the very beginning we had Christ, the Tree of Life, and Lucifer, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The fruit of one was faith unto eternal Life, while the fruit of the other was knowledge and reasoning: anarchy unto damnation. The gift of knowledge in this life is fraught with peril: for our great task here is to learn the lesson of absolute dependence upon God, and entire submission to His will. It was the vision of knowledge which filled the breast of our mother Eve with impious aspirations, and made her listen to the Tempter when he bade her hope to be “as God.” And it is an ominous fact, that, the first inventors of the arts and sciences were not the descendents of believing Seth, but of the deist and accursed murderer Cain (Genesis 5:9-26).

Deism is a philosophical belief based solely on reason and observation of the natural world, that accepts the existence of some form of Divine Being who created the universe, and then abandoned it, assuming no control over life, exerting no influence on natural phenomena, and giving no supernatural revelation. It sees no need for doctrinal governance or precise definition of the nature of the Deity and refutes the deity of Jesus Christ whom it considers first an angelic nature that became man, and attained to divinity through his life on earth. Many of the Founding Fathers of the United States were deists heavily influenced by Enlightenment philosophies. Theism is a philosophical belief in the existence of a divine reality distinct from creation. Theism is simply the opposite of atheism. Whatever this god (or gods) may be is irrelevant to the definition of theism as a word on its own, so that every religion is theistic but knowledge without revelation is death.

Brother Branham said, “The Tree of Knowledge produced clever men; men of renown. But their ways are the ways of death. God’s people are simple but spiritual minded, leaning toward God and nature, calmly tilling the soil, caring for truth rather than wealth. The seed of the Serpent has brought tremendous commerce, wonderful inventions, but with it all comes death. Their gunpowder and atomic bombs kill in war; and in peace time their mechanical inventions, such as the car, kill even more in a time of peace than do the inventions of war destroy in times of trouble. Death and destruction are the fruits of her labors.”

“But the [seed of the Serpent] are religious. They believe in God. They are like their father, the devil, and their ancestor, Cain. Both of them believed in God. They go to church. They mingle with the righteous as do tares mingle with the wheat. In so doing they corrupt and produce a Nicolaitane religion. They spread their poison in every effort to destroy the seed of God even as Cain killed Abel. There is no fear of God before their eyes” (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 107).

Apart from instituting marriage, instructing man to approach God through the sacrificial blood of an acceptable substitute, and the command that he earn his bread by the sweat of his brow, the Lord left him to seek His will by revelation but man did what was right in his own eyes free from the magistrate’s sword in the ungoverned society into which Marx, Engels and Lenin promised Communism would evolve. But this experiment, like the disastrous and ongoing global experiment of Marxism demonstrates that sin is not eternal but ephemeral, tending to entropy, chaos and devolution rather than evolution.

“Thus the fitness of man for a condition of extreme liberty, and the worth of a trust in the innate justice supposed to lie at the bottom of the human heart, have been already tested by the Creator. Modern philosophers are urging a repetition of the experiment; but the history of the times of old proves the fallacy of their views. For the wickedness of man became great: all flesh corrupted its way upon the earth, and the earth was filled with violence. And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man (Luke 17:26)” (G. H. Pember. Earth’s Earliest Ages, p. 108:3).

I know many of you yearn for face-to-face fellowship with Brethren of like precious faith which is often not available. If we consider the two races we find that despite the fact Cain and Abel both worshipped God, Cain’s worship was blasphemous because he offered the service of his hands and intellect without faith which denied the need for our sacrificial Substitute, Jesus Messiah. Since the revelation of Jesus Christ, Adam’s race has compromised and accepted Cain’s intellectual religion so that every individual, church and religion not walking in the Light of the present Truth is without faith and abomination to God together with their prayers, Bible-studies, and devotion (Revelation 18:4). As it was in the days of Noah when the election was found in just one man, Enoch, the natural and spiritual Serpent’s seed are uniting against the Word so that we are few and true fellowship precious. Do not be discouraged for this is the way Jesus said it must be (Matthew 24:37). You may feel your testimony is ineffectual and compare our “little flock” with the antichrist churches when you should identify our situation with Bible prophecy, remembering how Noah witnessed for a century without a single convert. Remember also that your witness is not simply with the prospect of finding the last elect, it is an indictment to those who having rejected the Message of the hour have taken the mark of the beast: souls imprisoned now—spiritually dead while physically alive, for it is “proclaiming the day of vengeance of our God” (Isaiah 61:2b; Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 17:1-5; 22:17-19).

As it was in the days of Noah contemporary man hopes to be so completely lord of the elements by scientific discoveries as to be independent of God, so that “no secret can be hidden from him” (Ezekiel 28:3) in the natural world, which is the only world that self-willed fools recognize. Paul prophesied, “because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie,” which Brother Branham said is the same lie Satan told Eve, that “knowledge would make her as God, who loves us so dearly we will not surely die.” And look at the fools worldwide who have fallen for the hoax of anthropogenic global warming and are prepared to surrender six thousand years of labouring against sin and submit to global taxation by Rothschild’s IMF under the delusion atmospheric carbon dioxide is endangering the planet, when a far higher percentage would be a boon to all life on earth.

“Whenever Scripture lifts the veil, and allows us a momentary glimpse of the Kingdom of Darkness, we behold a community, malignant indeed, but perfect in order and government, and thirsting for the subjugation of the human race. For the empire of Satan cannot be completely organized till men be as obedient to demons as demons are to the rebel principalities and powers, and these last again to their great prince. And so, the denizens of the air are not merely stirring up an aimless revolt against God, but would fain annex the whole of our world to their own orderly dominion” (ibid. 153:3).

The mark of the beast began in Eden when Satan incarnate the Serpent who seduced Eve to bear his vicarious son, the mamser and first murderer, Cain, who is not in the genealogy of Adam’s race and accursed of God as are his descendants. He was a child of Satan who sought to usurp the kingdom of Michael, who is Christ, by ‘ethnic cleansing’ through miscegenation which is genocide to Adam’s race, because the offspring are not in the Book of Life, which is the genealogy of Adam, and irredeemable. We learn from Genesis 6 that by the time Noah was five hundred years of age the whole world was overspread by natural or spiritual Serpent’s seed. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. . . as a righteous man whose Adamic lineage was unimpaired, and he walked with God” (Genesis 6:8-9).

The work of the beast had made “the whole earth corrupt in God’s sight, and filled with violence. . . for all humanity [was beastly] having perverted their way. And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of humanity, for through them the earth is filled with violence; behold, I will destroy them with the earth”.

The Prophet said, “Watch the spirits that come up out of Genesis and begin to raise up, watch that real classical, high classical church worship. Look at it back yonder in Cain; look at it today. Comes right down in, moves on down through into the Pharisees. And there’s two sects of them: Pharisee and Sadducee. See, moves right on out, and look at it today in Catholicism and great moves like that, great beautiful places.”

“But look at Abel with the little lamb (See?), just a common. . . Look at it in the days of Jesus. Look at it all the way down through the Scripture as you move it up, see how it is. We’re living right then in that day that when God has called His church all the way down through, that little streak, little red streak that’s come right down through the Bible all the way of the Blood-washed people” (C.O.D., p. 78:118-119).

Six thousand years later the children of the beast have imposed miscegenation under the subterfuge of “multiculturalism” upon the once Christian nations, ‘ethnic cleansing’ as Jesus foretold in Matthew 24:37. On January 12, 1952, one of their own announced, “We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter-racial tensions, forbid the whites to mate with whites. The white women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the white men with black women. Thus the white race will disappear, for mixing the dark with the white means the end of the white man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory” (Captain William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game p. 104-106). The apostasy of our churches is such that so-called Christians who are not yet natural Serpent’s seed are spiritual Serpent’s seed, “without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots” (Jude 12; Revelation 20:14). Yet all things work together for good to those of Adam’s race who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose regardless of the colour of their skin.

Naturally man is increased with goods and has need of nothing, while Spiritually he is wretched and miserable, poor, blind to the faith, naked of the Blood, and knows it not. The United States Supreme Court, for the first time in its history, became devoid of Protestant representation with the confirmation of Jewess Elena Kagan; simultaneously the Claremont School of Theology (founded in 1885 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church) when analyzing the future of American religion concluded at its 2010 Theology After Google Conference that “technology must be embraced” for Christianity to survive! They have taken the mark of the beast “and know it not.” The know nothing of Amos 3:7, Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 17:11, Revelation 10:7 and the ministry of God’s vindicated prophet, William Branham. It is Jesus Christ we must embrace by faith, not knowledge of technology!

God sent us a prophet to restore the faith of our apostolic fathers by the revelation of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals and call the wise and foolish virgin out of EVERY denominational and non-denominational church into the unity of the faith that we may grow to maturity into the image of the perfect Man, Jesus Christ, for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.

When just at the summit of blasphemous self-glorification, “The Lord will come with Fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of Fire. For by Fire and by His sword He will plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord will be many” (Isaiah 66:15-16). Then He will cast these self-deceivers with the Satan-incarnate false prophet or Beast into the pit (Revelation 16:17-21; 19:20; 20:10). nl666.htm


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The Seal of God

December 27, 2010

Bible Believers’ Newsletter 665

“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. An especial welcome to our new subscribers.

If you will be in Africa this Christmas we encourage you to attend the Holy ConvocationConvention hosted by Spoken Word Tabernacle in Makurdi, Nigeria, from December 23 – 27.

An Iranian woman, Mrs. Sakineh Mohammedi Ashtiani, a confessed adulteress who helped a man kill her husband received 22,588 Signatures on a petition to save her from stoning. Meanwhile Pastors Youcef Nadarhkani, sentenced to be hanged, Behrouz Sadegh-Khanjani (likely to receive the same sentence) and eight brethren imprisoned for converting to Christianity have received only 5,773 signatures on their petition. One of our subscribers has not signed the petition. Is it YOU? If so, please click the link above and demonstrate your brotherly love.

We have received some encouraging news regarding Pastor Nadarkhani and hear God is continuing to move in Iran with new believers being baptized in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and churches being planted as they learn God’s Message to restore His people to “the faith once delivered to our apostolic fathers.” Brother Branham’s sermons, “The Seventieth Week of Daniel,” “Discerning the Lord’s Body,” and “Spiritual Amnesia” may be read at peygham.net in Farsi.

Our main Article illustrates the Supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ who has visibly made known the invisible God from Genesis to Revelation. Christ was the Messenger of the Old Covenant as well as the New, and all of the manifestations of God in the Old Testament—the Shekinah and human appearances—were made in the Person of the Divine Son, making the true Oneness of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob indisputable.

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


Richard Holbrooke represented the Worst of the Foreign Policy Establishment

December 14, 2010 — Holbrooke got his start in the Foreign Service during the 1960s in the notorious pacification programs in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam. This ambitious joint civilian-military effort not only included horrific human rights abuses, but also proved to be a notorious failure in curbing the insurgency against the US-backed regime in Saigon. This was an inauspicious start in the career of someone Obama appointed as his special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan to help curb the insurgency against those US-backed governments. Full story: truth-out.org

Comment: Good riddance to bad rubbish! Read on to discover the sordid career of this Machiavellian Zionist Jew pursuing violent, failed and immoral policies to the detriment of Adam’s race.


Wikileaks is Zionist Poison

Part I — October 28, 2010 — Disinformation is defined as ‘misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals.’ It is used by governments to mislead and brainwash their citizen populations, instigate wars, and blackmail foreign regimes. It is the ultimate instrument of the media. The most effective disinformation is that which is comprised of falsehood as well as facts. Wikileaks, founded by Julian Assange, fits this description perfectly, right down to the letter. Seemingly overnight, it has become one of the biggest ‘whistle-blowing’ agencies in modern history. In reality though, it is one of the biggest disinformation projects in modern history, and it may be the most dangerous because it is masquerading as an organization of truth. The information released by Wikileaks isn’t new; it isn’t groundbreaking; it doesn’t hurt the US as much as people think, it’s fractional really; and it is overloaded with as much propaganda as the day-to-day Zionist media is. This propaganda is benefitting someone. And that someone is the illegal usurping entity of Israel. Even the Israeli government itself thinks so. . . Full story: maskofzion.com

Part II — December 15, 2010 — Not since Zionist warmonger Barack Obama’s ‘ascension’ to the US presidency, has there been such a hysteria in the anti-war/anti-Zionist community as there is with Julian Assange and his organization, Wikileaks. . . Wikileaks is no whistleblower. Assange is no hero. And the leaks, which have been hailed across the globe, aren’t even leaks. Wikileaks isn’t just toxic Zionist poison, it is a full-blown US-Zionist intelligence operation. . .

The questions are simple: If the Zionist entity isn’t behind Wikileaks, how did its officials know it wouldn’t become the subject of international media scrutiny? If Wikileaks wasn’t protecting the Zionist agenda, why would Israeli officials intransigently say their illegal occupying entity remained unharmed after the leaks? And if in fact Israel is operating Wikileaks, then the Zionist media’s depictions of Assange and his crew as whistleblowers are monstrously false, aren’t they? Logic and common sense should guide all to the blatant, blue and white six-pointed-star-shaped answers. . . Wikileaks’ largest success however, has been its coopting of the worldwide activist network, totally blinding it from seeing its function as the archer for every target that the Zionist entity considers an enemy. . . Full story: maskofzion.com


Wikileaks ‘struck a Deal with Israel’

December 7, 2010 — In this dirty war by states around the globe against transparency and openness . . . in the world of politics, sadly, things are never as innocent as they appear. According to new revelations, Assange had allegedly struck a deal with Israel before the recent ‘cable gate’, which may explain why the leaks ‘were good for Israel,’ as the Israeli prime minister put it.

A number of commentators, particularly in Turkey and Russia, have been wondering why the hundreds of thousands of American classified documents leaked by the website last month did not contain anything that might embarrass the Israeli government, like just about every other state referred to in the documents. The answer appears to be a secret deal struck between the Wikileaks ‘heart and soul,’ as Assange humbly described himself once, with Israeli officials, which ensured that all such documents were ‘removed’ before the rest were made public. . . Full story: indybay.org 1917 Espionage Act If We Lose our Internet Freedoms because of Wikileaks, you should at least know why youtube.com youtube.com youtube.com farsnews.com

Comment: Given the corporate media’s cohesive and structured relationship to US intelligence, not to mention the links of individual journalists to the military-national security establishment, the issue of a MOSSAD-CIA sponsored PsyOp must necessarily be addressed. “By deception thou shalt do war.” Wikileaks is a psyop of ‘the City’ to advance their objective of totalitarian one world government which includes the control and communication of knowledge to craft perceptions.


The Abdication of the West

December 9, 2010 — ‘Thanks to Wikileaks, everyone here in the Mañana Republic of Mexico now knows just how much bullying and arm-twisting the administration of Barack Obama in the United States applied to various countries around the world so that they would (and did) sign up to the Copenhagen climate accord. Without that pressure, nothing at all would have happened at Copenhagen this time last year, and ‘the Process’—the interminable round of flatulent annual climate conferences in exotic locations at taxpayers’ expense—would have tipped into the gulch forever. . .’

How did this monstrous transfer of power from once-proud, once-sovereign, once-democratic nations to the corrupt, unelected Secretariat come about? The story begins with Sir Maurice Strong, an immensely wealthy UN bureaucrat from Canada who, a quarter of a century ago, established the IPCC as an intergovernmental, political body rather than as a scientific body precisely so that it could be maneuvered into assisting in the UN’s long-term aim, reiterated at a summit of senior UN officials this May by Ban Ki-Moon himself, of extinguishing national sovereignty and establishing one world government. . . Full story: sppiblog.org


Life in the Third Reich and the Political World

July 26-August 16, 2002 — World War II was conducted as a war of genocide against Germany, to kill the maximum number of Germans, while destroying the German economy for all time. The bombardment of German cities resulting in the deaths of more than a million women and children make that policy clearly evident. This war was a many millionfold bloodbath, caused by a small group of Judeo-Anglo-American capitalists, their lackeys and stooges, on behalf of their gold and their money. Today, the archives are open. The truth is known! One needs only to make the effort to track down this secret story, according to Honore de Balzac, for this is where the real causes of war appear.

The “Cold War” temporarily spared the German people from total annihilation, but our elected “representatives” in the Bundestag work openly to dissolve the German folk, and to replace us with a multi-cultural society, a multi-national state on German soil. Thus will the victors, who conducted genocide against Germany in war, achieve their final goal.

In order to conceal and cover up the real background and causes of the war against Germany, every means is used against Hitler and the Third Reich: defamation, criminalization, the falsification of history and outright lies. It is alleged that the ‘democracies’ had to defend themselves against Hitler’s plans to ‘conquer the world’. This is absolute nonsense, shameless calumny and lying atrocity propaganda, which is also spread by postwar German politicians and the Jewish-owned mass media. The entire political establishment of today is determined to conceal the truth about Hitler-times. Patriotic Germans who reveal the truth are thrown in jail, despite the ‘guarantee’ under Article 5 of the German constitution which states that everyone is free to express his opinions. . . Full story: thenewsturmer.com


The Seal of God

As an Old Testament scholar educated under the renowned Gamaliel, Paul the angel to the Ephesian Church Age, wrote in Hebrews 1:1 – 2:8: “Long ago God spoke to our fathers in the prophets [through dreams, visions, inspired revelations, and even face to face], but in these last days—the Messianic Age of redemption and completion under the New Testament—in His Son, whom He has appointed Heir of ALL things and through whom He created the world. As the reflection of God’s glory and the true expression of His Being He sustains the universe by His almighty Word. And when He had effected our cleansing from sin, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”

“He became as much greater than the angels [or prophets] as the Name He inherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels [or prophets] did God ever say, “You are My Son, this day have I begotten you”? Or, “I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to Me a Son”? And when He again brings the first-born into the world, He will say, “Let all the angels of God worship Him” (Deuteronomy 32:43 Sept.; Job 38:7; Psalm 89:26-27; 97:7-9; Revelation 3:14; 5:11-12). In contrast to Messiah His messengers are subordinate servants, changeable and impermanent like the natural elements of wind and flaming fire. But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Your Kingdom. You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your companions.”

“God also called Him “Lord” when He said, “Lord, in the beginning You founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands (Psalm 102:25-27; Colossians 2:16): they shall perish; but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment; and like a mantle you will fold them up, and they will be changed: but You are the same, and Your years will never end.” But to which of the angels [prophets or messengers] has He ever said, “Sit at My right hand, until I put down your enemies as a footstool beneath your feet”? Are not all angels [even we who are flesh and blood] ministering spirits sent for the assistance of those who are to inherit salvation”?

“We must therefore pay more careful attention to the truth we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For if the Message declared by angels was always vindicated, and every transgression and disobedience received a just retribution; how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation. It was declared at first by the Lord; it was confirmed to us by those who heard Him; then it was corroborated by God with signs and wonders, and with various miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost distributed according to His will”?

“For He did not submit the new heavens and new earth to the control of angels, but one, [the prophet David], testified in Psalm 8:4-6, saying, “What is man, that You even bother with him? or the Son of man, that You care for Him? For You made Him only a little less than God; then crowned Him with glory and honour, and gave Him dominion over the works of Your hands: and put all things in subjection under His feet” (as confirmed in Matthew 28:18 and I Corinthians 15:25, 27).

The word “angel” means “messenger,” and you are a messenger of good news or a messenger of bad news. Hebrew mal’ak refers to a messenger, angel or theophany (Strongs 4397) as in the Angel of the Lord, Angel of God, and Messenger with reference to the pre-incarnate manifestations of Christ. And you are ambassadors for Christ, God speaking through you as angels of the Covenant, messengers of the resurrection to this sinful world, bringing others back to the Name of Jesus Christ Who is the Tree of Life that stands in the paradise of God (II Corinthians 5:18-21; Revelation 2:7).

In these chapters, Paul was magnifying Jesus, the Messenger of the Covenant as more than just a prophet, for in the Old as well as in the New Testament He is called “God” and “Lord.” Peter told the multitude in Acts 2:36, “Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ”.

Angels that are Supernatural beings are God’s servants, like Israel, whereas Jesus Christ and His mystic Body, the Church, are His Sons and Daughters. The Book of Revelation was shown to John by the earthly angel to the Laodicean Church Age. Revelation 1:1-2, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him, to show to His servants things which must shortly take place; and He made it known by sending His angel [Brother Branham] to His servant John: who bore witness to the Word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, and to everything that he saw in the visions on Patmos Island”.

The Supernatural angel, celestial body or theophany of God’s Sons and Daughters is “always in the Presence of our Father in heaven” (Matthew 18:10) as we are eternal Attributes of the Logos which is the mind and theophany of God who does not see our dying, sin-born body, but our glorified form (Romans 8:30).

In his “The Incarnation of the Logos,” Tertullian (AD160-230) wrote to the Greeks, “. . . God made this universe by His Word and reason and power. Your philosophers [e.g. Zeno and Cleanthes] also are agreed that the Artificer of the universe seems to be Logos—that is, word and reason. . . We also lay it down that the Word and reason and virtue, by which we have said that God made all things, have Spirit as their substance. . . This Word, we have learnt, was produced [prolatum or spun off] from God, and was generated by being produced, and therefore is called the Son of God, and God, from unity of substance with God. For God too is Spirit. When a ray is projected from the sun it is a portion of the whole sun; but the sun will be in the ray because it is a ray of the sun; the substance is not separated but extended. So from Spirit comes Spirit, and God from God, as light is kindled from light. . . This ray of God . . . glided down into a virgin, in her womb was fashioned as flesh, is born as man mixed with God. The flesh was built up by the Spirit, was nourished, grew up, spoke, taught, worked, and was Christ”.

Whatever his destiny, these words bear the Seal of God as a clear revelation of the true Oneness of the godhead and the Supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Brother Branham’s calling was to “restore the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints” in order to separate Christ’s end-time Bride from the world that “we all come into the unity of the faith—for the manifestation of the Sons of God—and the translation.” As Attributes of the Logos, we were ‘prolatum,’ or spun off Christ when the Holy Spirit was taken form His side on Calvary. Thus we are of the same substance, not separated but extended, so that Christ’s Bride is the continuation of the Creation of God in Christ and Eve was of the same substance as Adam, not separated but extended.

These precious revelations make us certain of our identity and inscribe our souls with the Imprimatur or Seal of God, which is the Token confirming that we are His Sons, and that the Bible is the story of God unfolding Himself or changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to their manifestation in the form of His glorified Family: Jesus Christ and His Bride of all Ages. In this form the “saved” will worship God manifest and visible throughout eternity.

Brother Branham’s revelation of the Logos, which subsequently manifest in the virgin-born Jesus Christ, was common with Tertullian who repudiates the notion that the ‘mixture’ in any way agrees with Rome’s ‘immaculate conception’ (so-called). This heresy claims God fertilized Mary’s ovum, making Jesus sinful flesh like herself, a ‘tertium quid’ or third thing, neither human no divine and not His “Holy One” of Psalm 16:10. We see the double status, the human and Divine not confused but conjoined in the first God-Man, towards which the born-again saints are growing (Ephesians 4:1-16; Romans 7). The Spirit in Christ went about its own business in deeds of virtue, works and signs, while the flesh under preeminence to the Spirit endured its own sufferings, hungering, thirsting, weeping, and in the end it died.

Speaking of the first resurrection and the body change and translation of “we who are alive and remain,” Brother Branham said concerning our celestial bodies, “Angels are ministering Spirits, usually [they] come in the form of lights” (Angel of the Lord, #55-0502). “You see these little pockets going through the air they call “saucers,” so forth. . . Well, we better leave that alone. “Hear how these people come up missing?” you say. “Don’t hear from them; they’re standing there, and they’re not there.” That’s the way the rapture’s going to be. One of them would drop right down, and this terrestrial body will take on a celestial body. And they’ll be hide, hair, or bones left. It’ll be transformed in a moment of time, dropping right out of space and taking home that. . . We see all this going on now, and the Pentagon wondering about these lights, and mystic lights, and everything they’re seeing in the sky. You seen they had one here in the paper at Jeffersonville this week and so forth, a mystic light saw. Oh, they don’t know what that is. But listen, little children, it’s going to pick you up one of these days (See, see?); don’t worry” (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, p. 15:68).

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). One man who did lean to his own understanding, was Judas Iscariot. . . He walked face to face with Christ, just like Eve did in the beginning. He had seen the vindication; he had looked God in the face, like Eve did in the cool of the evening. Eve looked at Christ in the cool of the evening in the garden. And Judas had set in the cool of the evening in the garden of Gethsemane and many places, and had looked at the same Christ; had heard Him teach, prove Himself by the Word, vindicated to be the prophet that Moses said would be raised up, and told them in the Scripture Who He was, and all about it. They had seen it proved by God, that He was, and then he leaned to his own understanding” (Lean Not unto Thy Own Understanding, p. 25:171).

In order to receive the Seal of God, we need to purge our minds of the quicksand of “Jewish fables,” pagan dogmas and cunning devices of the politico-religous beast, and establish our hearts on the immoveable foundation of the apostles and prophets that we may identify with who and what Jesus Christ really is, and restored to fellowship, communicate with Him as Adam and Eve before the Fall. The promise to the overcomer in the Ephesian Church Age was, “to partake of the Tree of Life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7) and the blessings to Christ’s Bride are cumulative, thus we have been restored to the capstone revelation, the most important revelation of Godhead in the whole Bible: that JESUS IS GOD, HE AND THE FATHER ARE ONE: THERE IS ONE GOD, AND HIS NAME IS LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Genesis 2:9, 16-17, “The Lord God caused every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food to sprout out of the ground; the Tree of Eternal Life, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil [which were not vegetation and did not spring from the ground] were in the midst of the garden. The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely partake: but with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, you shall not commune: for in the day that You partake thereof you shall surely die”.”

Neither Eternal Life nor a Knowledge of Good and Evil grows on trees, so these trees are symbols signifying the theophany of Christ, and the angel Lucifer. The Tree of Life was not Jesus the Man who was not yet born, but it was Christ the Logos and theophany of God in human form who communed with Adam and Eve in the garden. I John 5:11, “This is the evidence: God has granted us eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son.” It is no other place. I John 5:12, “He who has the Son has Life; and he who does not have the Son of God does not have eternal Life.” Now since the evidence cannot change, be taken from or added to, the Tree in the garden has to be the theophany of Jesus. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My Blood [or communes with Me] has Everlasting Life.” Communion with the Lord brings mutual understanding, agreement in the faith and new birth, which is the Seal of God—the greatest blessing there is in this world—Christ in you the hope of glory. So the Lord’s Supper and footwashing may only be partaken by those who are genuinely born-again and living above the reproach of the Word.

John 8:12, “Jesus said, I am the Light of the world: he who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.” Over a billion Muslims believe in Jesus but like Jehovah’s Witnesses and Unitarians they see Him as just a prophet born of a virgin-born 2,000 years ago, yet He created and has been in the world from the beginning. Blinded by Talmudic denominationalism, the Jews blaspheme Him as an upstart when He has revealed Himself to man from Genesis to Revelation. Over a billion Roman Catholics and hundreds of thousands in their (once) Protestant daughter churches believe but see Jesus as a lately sprung up second or third person of God, when His theophany was in the garden of Eden Tree of Life.

In Genesis 12 the Lord spoke to Abram by inspiration and commanded him, separate yourself “Out of your country . . . and from your kindred, and from your father’s house.” Abram obeyed, and when his party had traveled as far as Shechem in the land of Canaan, “The Lord appeared to Abram [in a vision], and said, I give will this land to your seed: and Abram built an altar to the Lord, who appeared to him”.

As “no man has seen God at any time,” it was “the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, who made Him known [to Abram]” (John 1:18). In His Angel, celestial or theophany body Christ has “declared” the invisible Holy Spirit since the garden of Eden.

Now Abram’s wife Sarai being barren gave her maid Hagar to Abram to wife, but when she conceived Sarai despised and dealt harshly with her so the pregnant woman fled into the desert. Genesis 16:7-12, “And the Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the desert, along the road to Shur. And [discerning the thoughts and intents, proving He was the Word (Hebrews 4:12)] asked her by name whence she came and whither she was going. And she said, “I am running away from my mistress Sarai.” And the Angel of the Lord said, “Return to your mistress, and submit to her authority. And I will greatly multiply your seed into a great nation. Yes, you are pregnant, and your baby will be a son, and you are to call him Ishmael [God hears], because the Lord has noticed your harsh treatment. He will become a wild ass of a man; his hand will be against every one, and every one’s hand against him; and he shall live adjacent to his kindred.”

“So Hagar called the Name of the Lord who spoke to her, “The God who looked upon me,” for she said, “Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing Him”?”

When Isaac was about fourteen years of age Sarah saw Ishmael mocking her son so Abraham gave Hagar provisions and sent them into the desert where they were perishing. Genesis 21:17-18, “But God answered the lad’s cries; and the Angel of God called to Hagar from heaven: “Hagar, what troubles you? Fear not; for God has heard the lad’s voice where he is. Rise up, raise the boy, and hold him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation”.

The Angel of the Lord is the Lord, who is God and the Angel of God who was our Lord Jesus Christ in theophany.

Genesis 22:1-2, 11-18, “Following these things, God tested Abraham’s faith, He called, “Abraham”! And He replied, “Here I am.” And God said, Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I indicate to you. . . And the Angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham”! And he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Lay down your knife, do not harm the lad in any way: for now I know that you revere God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son from Me. Then Abraham noticed a ram caught by his horns in a bush; so he took the ram and sacrificed it, for a burnt offering, instead of his son. Abraham named the place Jehovah-Jireh; as it is said to this day, “In the mountain of the Lord it shall be provided.” And the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham out of heaven a second time, “I the Lord have sworn by Myself, because you have obeyed Me and have not withheld even your only son, I will bless you, and multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your Seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in your Seed [singular] shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed My Voice”.”

Because of His faith in God’s promise that a great nation would spring from his only son, Isaac, Abraham was prepared to sacrifice the lad knowing God must save or raise him up again to realize His promise. Therefore the Angel of the Lord, who is the theophany of God, swore by Himself that He would sacrifice His only begotten Son, Abraham’s promised Seed “in whom all nations of the earth shall be blessed” which would be Himself, the Angel of the Lord, incarnate in virgin-born flesh. “Abraham rejoiced to see the day of Messiah bringing redemption and resurrection: by revelation he saw it coming, and was glad” (John 8:56).

Acts 3:25-26, “You are the heirs of the prophets, and of the covenant that God gave to our fathers when He said to Abraham, “And in your Seed [singular] shall all the families of the earth be blessed. God having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you [Israelites] first, as each of you turns from his iniquities.” Abraham’s promised Seed was the Angel of the Lord incarnate in the virgin-born flesh of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 3:8, 16, “In anticipation that God would justify the Gentiles through faith, the Scripture foretold the Good News to Abraham, in the promise, “In you shall all nations be blessed. . . Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your Seed [singular], which is Christ”.

After deceiving his father Abraham, in order to steal his brother Esau’s blessing, Jacob fled toward Haran and his uncle Laban. On the first night he slept with a stone for his pillow, and the Lord appeared to him in a dream and confirmed His promise to Abraham, saying, “In you and in your Seed shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Rest assured I am with you, and will protect you wherever you go, and will bring you back safely to this land, for I will not forsake you until I have done everything I have mentioned to you.” The following morning Jacob dedicated his stone pillow as a memorial and promised to tithe a tenth of his increase to the Lord (Genesis 28).

After working for his uncle Laban for fourteen years, “The Angel of God spoke to Jacob in a dream, saying, Jacob: and he said, “Here I am.” And the Angel said, I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and made a vow to Me: now arise, leave this land, and return unto the land of your birth” (Genesis 31:11-13).

So the Angel of God is the theophany of God that later manifest as our Lord Jesus Christ, who is Himself the Lord.

Exodus 13:21, “The Lord moved before Israel by day in a pillar of a Cloud, to lead them on the way; and at night in a pillar of Fire to give them light so they could travel by day and by night.” Exodus 14:19-20, “The Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved the pillar of Cloud around behind them and stood between the people of Israel and the Egyptians”.

Nehemiah 9:7-15 summarized many of these Old Testament manifestations of Christ in theophany: “You are the Lord God who chose Abram, brought him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and changed his name to Abraham. You found his heart to be faithful to You, and made a Covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, and did fulfill Your promise for You are righteous, You saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heard their cry by the Red sea; You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh and all his servants on all the people of his servants, and on all the people of his land because You knew they acted insolently against them. So You made a Name for Yourself as it is this day. You divided the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of it on the dry land; and cast their persecutors into the depths, as a stone into the mighty waters.”You led them in the day by a pillar of Cloud and in the night by a pillar of Fire, to provide light in the way in which they should go. You came down upon mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, giving them right ordinances, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: and made known to them Your holy sabbath, commanding them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses Your servant: and gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, and brought forth water out of the rock for their thirst, and told them to go in and possess the land which You had sworn to give them”.

I Corinthians 10:1-4, “I want you to know, brethren, that although our fathers were under the Cloud, and all passed through the sea; and all as followers of Moses were baptized in the cloud and in the sea; and all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that Spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ”.

Zechariah 12:8, “In the day of the Lord, the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and the weakest among them will be as mighty as David; and the house of David like God, like the Angel of the Lord before them”.

From Exodus, Nehemiah, Zechariah and I Corinthians we learn that the Angel of the Lord and the Lord are one, of whom the Pillar of Cloud and the Shekinah are visible representations of “the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord” (Ezekiel 1:28). And the Angel of God is the same as the Lord God Almighty, who is the Logos or theophany of God who became embodied in human flesh, crucified, resurrected and returned to heaven—our Lord Jesus Christ.

Exodus 3:2-6, “The Angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in a flame of Fire out of the midst of a bush: and when he saw that the bush burned but was not consumed, he went over to investigate. Then the Lord God called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, “Moses! Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” And Moses covered his face; for he was afraid to look upon God”.

Acts 7:29-31, “Forty years after Moses had fled Egypt and become an alien in the land of Egypt the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in the desert near mount Sinai in the Flame of a burning bush. When Moses saw it he marveled at the sight, and as he approached to look at it closely, the voice of the Lord called out to him, “I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Moses trembled and did not dare to look”.

The Messenger or Angel of the Lord was the Lord God Himself who revealed Himself as our Lord Jesus Christ. John 8:58, “Jesus said to the Judeans, “Truly I assure you, before Abraham was born, I am”.

Irenaeus (AD130-200), the angel to the Smyrnean Church Age, wrote: “Wherefore, as I have already stated, no other is named as God, or is called Lord, except Him who is God and Lord of all, who also said to Moses, “I AM THAT I AM. And thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: He who is, hath sent me unto you” [Exodus 3:14]; and His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who makes those that believe in His Name the sons of God [John 1:1]. And again, when the Son [as the Shekinah or Pillar of Fire in the burning bush] speaks to Moses, He says, “I am come down to deliver this people” [Exodus 3:4-8]. For it is He who descended and ascended for the salvation of men. Therefore God has been “declared” through the Son, who is in the Father, and has the Father in Himself—He who is, the Father bearing witness to the Son, and the Son announcing the Father [John 1:18; 5:36-37; 14:9-11; Matthew 3:17]. As also Esaias says, “I too am witness, he declares, “saith the Lord God, and the Son whom I have chosen, that ye may know, and believe, and understand that I am”  [Matthew 12:17-21] (Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book III, Chapter 6:2, in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. I, p. 419).

Brother Branham said, “The Angel of the Lord, that was with Moses in the burning bush, [was] made manifested in Jesus Christ . . . Then He said, “A little while. . . I come from God; I go to God. . .” returned back in the form of the Holy Spirit in a Pillar of Fire again. . . Now you say, “Brother Branham, was that what struck Paul down? Was a Light. Nobody else saw it but Paul. And it said, “Saul, Saul, why persecute thou Me?”

He said, “Who are you, Lord?”

He said, “I’m Jesus.” Is that right? He said, “I come from God and go to God.” When He was on earth He said, “I was the I AM that was in the bush.” So then, you see, “the works that I do, shall you also” (Queen of the South, #58-0613).

Numbers 22:20-22, God came to Balaam at night and said, If the men come to call you, rise up and go with them, but only do the Word that I bid you. So Balaam rose in the morning, and saddled his ass and went with the princes of Moab. And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and the Angel of the Lord [who is our Lord Jesus Christ in theophany] stood in the way as his adversary. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him”.

Pillar of Fire, Houston, 1950Brother Branham said, “Now, I want to ask you something. Just a second ago, a different feeling come to you, that you knowed that Something is present here beside your brother. A real sweet humble feeling’s come to you. Why? I saw that Light come right down over you. And that’s what it is. [He was referring to the photograph of the pillar of Fire like a halo over his head taken at Houston, Texas, on January 24, 1950]. “How many saw the picture of that, let’s see your hands? I think they got some here. They should have. It’s in Washington, D.C., copyrighted. Now, that’s what it is. God’s ho—yes, there, the lady has one right there. The Angel of the Lord Who led the children of Israel, Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, that struck that lady just now. She be witness. Something come to her as she just witnessed. Such a feeling, it even brought tears to your eyes. Now, that’s Him (Blind Bartimaeus, #57-0301).

This is supported by Zechariah 3:1-2, “The [Lord] showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. But the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan; the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! I have decreed mercy to Joshua and his nation; they are like a burning stick plucked from the fire”.

In a similar confrontation, “when Michael the Archangel, contending with the Devil, disputed about the body of Moses, He did not venture to pronounce a reviling judgment upon him, but said, “The Lord rebuke you” (Jude 9; II Peter 2:11; Deuteronomy 34:6). Jesus Christ, the Archangel or Chief Messenger of the Lord is Michael, which means ‘Who is like God,’ and Christ is “the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His Person, upholding all things by the Word of His power” (Hebrews 1:3). When Satan incarnate in the pope of Rome restores peace after the brief World War III, the world will marvel at Rome and worship the beast, saying “Who is like the beast” (Revelation 13:4)?

Christ is Israel’s Prince (Isaiah 9:6; Daniel 9:25; Acts 3:14-15; 5:30-31; Revelation 1:5) whom Joshua worshipped as “the Captain of the Host of heaven” (Joshua 5:13-15; Revelation 12:7-10; 19:11-16). He has contended with the Gentile world empires, of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece (Daniel 5; 10:13, 20-21), and Rome (Daniel 12:1) for over 2,500 years as Michael the Archangel .

As the Son of Man, King of Kings and Judge, Michael will summons the second or general resurrection, “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt”  (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; Matthew 25:31-46; I Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 20:7-15).

Judges 6:20-23, “The Angel of God told Gideon, “Place the meat and the unleavened cakes upon this rock, and pour the broth over it.” He did so and the Angel of the Lord touched the meat and the unleavened cakes with the end of the staff, and Fire rose up out of the rock and consumed them. Then the Angel of the Lord vanished from his sight. When Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the Lord, he said, alas, O Lord God! for I have seen the Angel of the Lord face to face. And the Lord said, Peace be to you; fear not: you shall not die”.

In Judges 13:17-18, “Manoah asked the Angel of the Lord, “What is Your Name so that we may do You homage when your Message comes to pass”? He replied, “Why do you ask My Name, seeing it is secret, [wonderful, incomprehensible, extraordinary]”? This is precisely what Isaiah 9:6 said we would call the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Angel of the Lord was His theophany.

In Genesis 48:15-16, Jacob referred to God as “The Angel who continually redeemed me from all evil.” He was speaking of Jesus Christ, for only as our virgin-born Kinsman Redeemer who was crucified from the foundation of the world in God’s thinking could God manifest Himself as our Redeemer (Revelation 13:8; Isaiah 43:3, 11; 44:6, 24; 45:15, 21-23; 63:7-9).

Isaiah 44:24, “Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb, “I am the Lord that makes all things; that stretched forth the heavens alone; that founded the earth by Myself“.” There was no Trinity when our Lord Jesus Christ created the universe (Colossians 1:15-19), and there is no Trinity today since Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jehovah-Savior, Jesus of the New. Jesus Messiah was the Messenger of the Old Covenant as well as the New, and all of the manifestations of God in the Old Testament—the Shekinah and human appearances—were made in the Person of the Divine Son (Exodus 23:20-21; Hebrews 11:26; 12:26).

Malachi 3:1-3, “Behold, I send My messenger [John the Baptist], and he shall prepare the way before Me (Isaiah 40; Matthew 11:7-14): and the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His Temple (Matthew 26:61; John 2:19; Acts 6:14), even the Messenger of the Covenant, in whom you delight [Jesus Messiah]: behold, He is Coming, says the Lord of hosts [speaking of His first (Gk.) ‘erchomai’ Coming to redeem His people]. But who can endure the day of His Coming? [for Messiah would come, not, as they expected, to flatter the theocratic nation’s prejudices, but to subject their principles to the fiery test of His heart-searching Truth (Matthew 3:10-12), and to destroy Jerusalem and the theocracy after they had rejected Him (Matthew 24:2-3a; 15-29). His mission covers the whole of the “last days” or Messianic Age of Israel’s seven Trumpet Judgments (Luke 12:49-53): the process of refining and separating the godly from the ungodly begun during Christ’s stay on earth will include His second or (Gk.) ‘parousia’ Coming to gather Israel in Daniel’s Seventieth Week, and continue until the White Throne Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46)]. And who shall stand when He appears [in the second half of the Week, “the time of Jacob’s trouble” when 144,000 elect Israelites recognize His ‘parousia’ (Daniel 12)]? for He is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap (Zechariah 13:9; Matthew 3:10-12; I Corinthians 3:13-15): and He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver (Isaiah 1:25; Daniel 12:10), that they may present offerings of [praise, self-dedication and thanksgiving as Christians live, signified by observing the Lord’s Supper and footwashing] in righteousness to the Lord” (Psalm 4:5; 51:19).

This separating process is going on right now in the life of each Christian, and when the last elect is separated from the ungodly, the Gentile dispensation will end.

Nowhere in the Old or New Testaments of the Holy Bible is there the faintest hint that God might be a trinity, which is the religion from ancient Babylon that has been imposed upon the world by Satan and his dupes. The prophets of the Old Testament were eye witnesses to the preincarnate Jesus Christ, and the angel Irenaeus, like Paul, had a clear revelation of the true Oneness of God and His activities in the Old and New Testaments:

“Wherefore also John does appropriately relate that the Lord said to the Jews: “Ye search the [Old Testament] Scriptures, in which ye think ye have eternal Life; these are they which testify of Me. And ye are not willing to come unto Me, that ye may have Life” [John 5:39-40]. How therefore did the Scriptures testify of Him, unless they were from one and the same Father [as He], instructing men beforehand as to the advent of His Son, and foretelling the salvation brought in by Him? “For if ye had believed Moses, ye would also have believed Me; for he wrote of Me;” [John 5:46, saying this,] no doubt, because the Son of God is implanted everywhere throughout his writings: at one time, indeed, speaking with Abraham, when about to eat with him [Genesis 18:1-8]; at another time with Noah, giving to him the dimensions [of the ark, Genesis 6:14-22]; at another; inquiring after Adam [Genesis 3:9]; at another, bringing down judgment upon the Sodomites [Genesis 18:16-33]; and again, when He becomes visible, and directs Jacob on his journey [Genesis 32:24-30], and speaks with Moses from the bush [Exodus 3:2-6]. And it would be endless to recount [the occasions] upon which the Son of God is shown forth by Moses. Of the day of His passion, too, he was not ignorant; but foretold Him, after a figurative manner, by the name given to the Passover; and at that very festival, which had been proclaimed such a long time previously by Moses, did our Lord suffer, thus fulfilling the Passover [Exodus 12:1-17]. And he did not describe the day only, but the place also, and the time of day at which the sufferings ceased, and the sign of the setting of the sun, saying: “Thou mayest not sacrifice the Passover within any other of thy cities which the Lord God gives thee; but in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose that His Name be called on there, thou shalt sacrifice the Passover at even, towards the setting of the sun” [Deuteronomy 16:1-7] (Irenaeus, Against Heresies Book IV, Chapter 10:1, in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. I, p. 473).

In “An Answer to the Jews,” Tertullian wrote, “But if the Christ,” say they, “who is believed to be coming is not called Jesus, why is he who is come called Jesus Christ?” Well, each name will meet in the Christ of God, in whom is found likewise the appellation Jesus. Learn the habitual character of your error. In the course of the appointing of a successor to Moses, Oshea the son of Nun [Numbers 13:8] is certainly transferred from his pristine name, and begins to be called Jesus [which means “Jehovah is salvation” Numbers 13:16]. Certainly, you say.”

“This we first assert to have been a figure of the future. For, because Jesus Christ was to introduce the second people (which is composed of us nations, lingering deserted in the world [Genesis 12:3; 17:5; Isaiah 49:6; Ephesians 2:11-12] aforetime) into the land of promise, “flowing with milk and honey” (that is, into the possession of eternal Life, than which nought is sweeter); and this had to come about, not through Moses (that is, not through the Law’s discipline), but through Joshua (that is, through the new law’s grace), after our circumcision with “a knife of rock” [Exodus 4:25] (that is, with Christ’s precepts, for Christ is in many ways and figures predicted as a rock [Exodus 17:6]); therefore the man who was being prepared to act as images of this sacrament was inaugurated under the figure of the Lord’s Name, even so as to be Named Jesus. For He who ever spake to Moses was the Son of God Himself; who, too, was always seen (John 1:18]. For God the Father none ever saw, and lived [Exodus 33:20]. And accordingly it is agreed that the Son of God Himself spake to Moses, and said to the people, “Behold, I send mine angel before thy”—that is, the people’s—“face, to guard thee on the march, and to introduce thee into the land which I have prepared thee: attend to Him, and be not disobedient to him; for he hath not escaped thy notice, since My Name is upon him” [Exodus 23:20-22]. For Joshua was to introduce the people into the land of promise, not Moses. Now He called him an “angel,” on account of the magnitude of the mighty deeds which he was to achieve (which mighty deeds Joshua the son of Nun did, and you yourselves read), and on account of his office of prophet announcing (to wit) the Divine will; just as withal the Spirit, speaking in the person of the Father, calls the forerunner of Christ, John, a future “angel,” through the prophet: “Behold, I send mine angel before Thy”—that is, Christ’s—“face, who shall prepare Thy way before Thee” [Matthew 11:9-19]. Nor is it a novel practice to the Holy Spirit to call those “angels” whom God has appointed as ministers of His power. For the same John is called not merely an “angel” of Christ, but withal a “lamp” shining before Christ: for David predicts, “I have prepared the lamp for my Christ” [Psalm 132:17]; and him Christ Himself, coming “to fulfil the prophets,” [Matthew 5:17] called so to the Jews. “He was,” He says, “the burning and shining lamp” [John 5:35]; as being he who not merely “prepared His ways in the desert” [Isaiah 40:3], but withal, by pointing out “the Lamb of God” [John 1:29, 36], illumined the minds of men by his heralding, so that they understood Him to be that Lamb whom Moses was wont to announce as destined to suffer. Thus, too, (was the son of Nun called) JOSHUA, on account of the future mystery of his name: for that name (He who spake with Moses) confirmed as His own which Himself had conferred on him, because He had bidden him thenceforth be called, not “angel” nor “Oshea,” but “Joshua.” Thus, therefore, each name is appropriate to the Christ of God—that He should be called Jesus as well (as Christ)” (Tertullian, An Answer to the Jews, Chapter IX, in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. III, p. 163-164).

As you may have discerned from the above quotation, Tertullian, who lived in the Smyrnean Church Age, was creeping into error of Trinitarianism. The two vines within the framework of the church were drifting further apart with an increased bitterness toward the true vine on the part of the false. Death was not only the seed of the false vine but even in the true vine there was a creeping paralysis and impotence because they had already drifted from the unadulterated truth of the first few years after Pentecost; and no true believer is any stronger and spiritually healthy and alive than his knowledge of and adherence to the pure Word of God, as seen by the examples we have taken from the Old Testament.

In this exercise we have demonstrated the Supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ from Genesis to Revelation, and that baptism for the remission of sins is therefore in the compound redemptive Name of He who is the Sole Person of God.

Since the mystery of God is finished and we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word the ignorances God “winked at” during the Church Ages when Christ was Mediator will keep you from receiving the Seal of God today. “You must do your utmost to show yourself as one approved of God, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, correctly discerning the Word of Truth” (II Timothy 2:15). nl655.htm


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Realization of Joel

December 9, 2010

Bible Believers’ Newsletter 664

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Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. May the Lord bless you.

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Last week we noted that Joel’s prophecy is addressed to Israel and applies principally to Daniel’s Seventieth Week and the tribulation under the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet (in which time the foolish virgin will be chastened and purged under the Seventh Vial). However, as Peter informed the multitude of the day of Pentecost, it also identified the commencement of “the last days,” and the Gentile dispensation. This week we revisit the “Realization of Joel,” a teaching first delivered in 1995, revealing how Israel’s Feast of Tabernacles type man’s journey on earth.

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Letter from a Space Cadet

Thank you very much for the update on the situation of our brethren in Iran. Last night we had a prayer service, seeking The Lord’s help for our fellow saints.

I was reading in “The Seventy Weeks of Daniel” (page 121:150) where Brother Branham was referring to an article in Look Magazine speaking of the “Jews . . . returning back, them Jews from down in the other nations . . . them planes went down there to pick up these Jews way down in Iran . . .”

He said “now them’s the true Jews that never had an opportunity. Now brother, there’s your 144,000.” And he further distinguished them saying “They were the ones that wasn’t this Wall Street crooked bench. No Sir! It was the real Jews”. What Brother Branham was saying is that these were not so-called Jews at all, but genuine Israelites.

So it is easy to see how our brethren would be attacked in Iran and persecuted and imprisoned. True Israelites are also there and whether elect Bride (Israelite or Gentile), or elect of the 144,000; the Light of this present Truth will make them recognize who they are and they will cleave unto the Lord and that portion of the Body they belong to. Satan will do all in His power to oppose, but the battle is The Lord’s and as Gideon said long ago
“The Sword of the Lord and of His Bride”.

Our Message will mean nothing to the Israelites. What will illuminate them will be the Message of their two witnesses when the rumour spreads. Iran has the largest number of Jews (and whoever they are) they have no interest in returning to Israel “for fear of the [self-styled] Jews,” having witnessed how the Iraqi Israelites were deceived and how the Semitic Israelites are mistreated by non-Semitic Israelis in Israel.

Those are powerful and wonderful scriptures quoted and I agree that God is working His Will and divine purpose in Iran at this time as the time draws close for the New Wave Offering for the Gentile Saints and the final Ingathering of Israel’s Elect through the two Witnesses of Revelation 11. Comment: See codoh.com.


The Gulf Blue Plague – Depopulation??

Gulf Blue PlagueA self-replicating synthetic life form bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome has been developed to improve the flow of gas and oil from the wellhead by a process called Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR). This completely synthetic genome has absolutely no natural DNA and is injected into the well to produce byproducts such as surfactants and carbon dioxide that improve the flow of oil, allowing a greater percentage of oil to be recovered out of the well. It has a lethal effect upon natural animal and vegetable life, resists antibiotics and has the ability to function in any cell in which it is introduced. Its DNA is artificial and it is this synthetic DNA that takes control of a cell and is credited with being the building block of life. This is the first self-replicating synthetic bacterial cell thanks to its computer-generated DNA. Full story: #1 #2 #3 #4 This is a follow up on our report in Newsletter #647. For further information visit youtube.com and search for “Gulf Blue Plague”.

Comment: Medical authorities suggest we may be reaching the end of antibiotics as bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant. Brother Branham said, “Let me pass something, here quickly, as our time’s a going. Listen, did you know the Bible predicts that in the last days, that there’ll be a germ warfare? That diseases will break out upon the people. . .” (God’s Provided Way of Healing, #54-0719A). “How we thank Thee, that in this great hour, that when all hopes of mortal life has finished. . . Atomic bombs are laying in hangers, hydrogen bombs, sickness and diseases, germ warfare. . . O God, and everything the way it is, knowing that the Bible said that man would actually rot in their flesh. . . But that Angel was given commission, “Don’t you touch any of those! Don’t you come near those who has the wine and the oil. Don’t touch those who has the Seal of God upon their forehead” (God’s Provided Way of Approach to Fellowship, #60 0709).


AIPAC ordered Bush to attack Iran

December 5, 2010 — A highly placed source within the White House and CIA confirmed, in an interview, that the invasion of Iran was scheduled for 2006 but planned in 1999. . . It was always Iran, Iraq was simply a door.

“The Iraq invasion was a ‘done deal’ in 1999, but not as you thought, to steal oil and bilk billions, that was all gravy. Iraq, the entire Bush presidency, had one purpose, to remove Iran from the picture. . . As for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Rosen told me of their spy operations many times, but nobody needed telling, they were more than obvious to all of us. . . Spying, nuclear secrets passed to Israel, this was common place. . . It isn’t just that AIPAC is said to receive information, it is that it came from top administration officials.”

“9/11 was planned as early as 1999 or before, to be executed as soon as the Bush team was in place. . . there was never serious discussion about terrorism or Al Qaeda or bin Laden. The administration didn’t believe false intelligence, it created it. . . There was never a discussion of a serious terrorist threat against the United States. These guys would have fallen off their chairs laughing themselves to death. It was all a joke to them, 9/11, the Iraq invasion, all of it. . .”

“Orders? From where?”

“All of it, all foreign policy issues, were out of AIPAC, they ran everything in the Bush administration. That was the whole point of it. We never were told why we had to destroy Iran only that it had to be done. Nobody ever asked why. Nobody ever believed Iran had a credible nuclear program and, eventually, we were all very certain they never would. There was never an issue about Iran being a threat or not. There was never an issue or motive of any kind. These were orders, plain and simple, the administration that will come into office in 2001 will be tasked with destroying Iran, tasked by AIPAC who will control all key position in the administration”. Full story: veteranstoday.com. Also see wake-up-america.net and wake-up-america.net.


Rulers of Russia

Immediately after the 1917 communist-inspired revolution in Russia the Bolsheviks established a government composed of various councils and boards. The first pages of this book give a summary of the composition of the boards and councils by nationality of the members. Beginning on page 7, this book lists the names and nationalities of each of the various board or council members. Publication of the list terminated the author’s career in English journalism.
Full story: traditioninaction.org

Comment: Reading these pages you will recognize this strategy well-proven in Russia has been employed in the USSA with devastating success. That Land is no longer free, and you know the names. . . Like Judea, England, and Russia before her, the United States has assimilated the Edomites. “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18).


The Truth about Afghanistan

The US led invasion and military occupation has served to protect the lucrative Golden Crescent drug trade, which has resulted in billions of dollars of revenue accruing to corporate syndicates, organized crime and Western financial institutions. It has also contributed to destroying Afghanistan’s agricultural base. From the outset of the US led occupation, the introduction and imposition of genetically modified seeds by US aid agencies has contributed to destabilizing and ultimately destroying the agricultural cycle.

The US supplied Afghanistan with genetically modified wheat together with appropriate types of fertilizer to be used with the GM wheat, which was said to be high yield drought resistant. The donation of GM wheat granted in the form of aid, however, has led to destabilizing the small peasant economy because the GM wheat varieties could not be reproduced locally in village nurseries. In 2002,
famines which were barely reported by the media, swept the country. . .

The UN estimates that for 2006, the contribution of the drug trade to the Afghan economy is of the order of 2.7 billion. What it fails to mention is the fact that more than 95 percent of the revenues generated by this lucrative contraband accrues to business syndicates, organized crime and banking and financial institutions. A very small percentage accrues to farmers and traders in the producing country.

“Afghan heroin sells on the international narcotics market for 100 times the price farmers get for their opium right out of the field” (US State Department quoted by the Voice of America (VOA), 27 February 2004). Based on wholesale and retail prices in Western markets, the earnings generated by the Afghan drug trade are colossal. In July 2006, street prices in Britain for heroin were of the order of £54 Sterling, or $102 a gram.

Based on the structure of British retail prices for heroin, the total proceeds of the Afghan heroin trade would be of the order of 124.4 billion dollars, assuming a 50 percent purity ratio. Assuming an average purity ratio of 36 percent and the average British price, the cash value of Afghan heroin sales would be of the order of 194.4 billion dollars.

The IMF estimated global money laundering to be between $590 billion and $1.5 trillion a year, representing 2-5 percent of global GDP (Asian Banker, 15 August 2003). A large share of global money laundering as estimated by the IMF is linked to the trade in narcotics. . . From this standpoint, geopolitical and military control over the drug routes is as strategic as oil and oil pipelines. . .

So there you have it, the invasion of Afghanistan had nothing to do with the Taliban, or freedom and democracy it was all about building the pipeline and taking control of the heroin trade and you can see who benefits from the heroin trade. I have brought this to all political parties in Australia and nobody will admit or address the issue of Australia sending our troops to Afghanistan for the above purpose of supporting the illegal drugs industry. . .
Full story: scribd.com


Argentina: Targeted by World Government – Danger over ‘Patagonia’!

October 21, 2010 — Patagonia is the name of the southernmost region of Argentina comprising the provinces of Río Negro, Neuquén, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, together with their Chilean counterpart regions on the Pacific Ocean side of the Andes Mountains. This article highlights the growing signs that this South American Region has been targeted by the Global Power Elite and will be lost by both Argentina and Chile. The Elite plan, in fact, can be traced back to over a century ago. No surprise when you consider that Patagonia has incalculable wealth—oil, gas, minerals, food, water, fish, grains, cattle. . .

Since the founding of International Zionism by the Russian Jew León Pinsker (whose main writing was ‘Self-Emancipation’) and Viennese lawyer Theodor Herzl, these founding fathers of Zionism thought in terms of creating TWO Jewish States: one in Palestine (finally imposed by force in 1948 by Zionist terrorist groups, notably Irgun Zvai Leumi, Stern Gang and Hagganah, with the support and abetment of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union), and the other in Argentina. Pinsker called the former the ‘ideal State’ (i.e., in Palestine which they claimed as a Jewish homeland), and the latter as the ‘practical state’ (i.e., in Argentina). In his seminal book founding the militant International Zionist Movement, called ‘The Jewish State’, (published in 1896), Herzl wrote a chapter that carries the eloquent title of ‘Palestine or Argentine?’ in which he says (the highlighting is ours), ‘Which shall we choose, Palestine or Argentine’? . . . Argentina is, by its nature, one of the richest countries in Earth, with an immense territory, scarce population and moderate climate. The Argentine Republic would have the greatest Interest to cede to us a part of its territory. The infiltration of Jews that is presently taking place these has not been to their liking, naturally, and we will have to explain to Argentina the radical difference that exists with the new Jewish emigration.’ Clearly, we are confronted with a plan reaching back many, many years, that is being engineering with patience, diligently, with a sense of opportunism, flexibility and astutely.

But that was all back in 1896. . . let’s fast-forward to our present-day. . . [the plot thickens]. Full story: asalbuchi.com.ar


WikiLeaks ‘struck a Deal with Israel’ over Diplomatic Cables Leaks

December 7, 2010 — We should obviously all support WikiLeaks and its founder and spokesperson, Julian Assange, who has just been arrested in Britain, in this dirty war by states around the globe against transparency and openness. But in the world of politics, sadly, things are never as innocent as they appear. According to new revelations, Assange had allegedly struck a deal with Israel before the recent ‘cable gate’, which may explain why the leaks “were good for Israel,” as the Israeli prime minister put it. . . Full story: indybay.org


The Charade of Israeli-Palestinian Talks

December 6, 2010 — The official line is that the Arab states are pleading for US military aid to defend themselves against Iran. True or false, the claim provides interesting insight into the reigning concept of democracy. Whatever the ruling dictatorships may prefer, Arabs in a recent Brookings poll rank the major threats to the region as Israel (88 percent), the United States (77 percent) and Iran (10 percent).

It is interesting that US officials, as revealed in the just-released WikiLeaks cables, totally ignored Arab public opinion, keeping to the views of the reigning dictators.

The US gifts to Israel also include diplomatic support, according to current reports. Washington pledges to veto any UN Security Council actions that might annoy Israel’s leaders and to drop any call for further extension of a settlement freeze. Hence, by agreeing to the three-month pause, Israel will no longer be disturbed by the paymaster as it expands its criminal actions in the occupied territories.

That these actions are criminal has not been in doubt since late 1967, when Israel’s leading legal authority, international jurist Theodor Meron, advised the government that its plans to initiate settlements in the occupied territories violated the Fourth Geneva Convention, a core principle of international humanitarian law, established in 1949 to criminalize the horrors of the Nazi regime. . . Full story: truth-out.org WikiLeaks suggest Iran is winning and Israel is losing


“If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign

Washington, December 6, 2010 — DHS has worked with its federal, state, local and private sector partners, as well as the Department of Justice, to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign and Nationwide SAR Initiative to communities throughout the country—including the recent state-wide expansions of the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign across Minnesota and New Jersey. Partners include the Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Amtrak, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, sports and general aviation industries, and state and local fusion centers across the country.

In the coming months, the Department will continue to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign nationally with public education materials and outreach tools designed to help America’s businesses, communities and citizens remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the country safe.
Full story: dhs.gov

Comment: Alien-controlled Big Brother is turning the Goyim into Sayanim “and they know it not” (Revelation 3:17-20). In 2001 this FBI flyer listed several groups the ‘hidden hand’ deems potential domestic terrorists “attempting to influence the US government or population to introduce political or social change by engaging is social activity.” YOU, John citizen, are the terrorist in the land of the free (sic).


Forced Abortions and Mass Sterilization needed to save the Planet

These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology—informally known as the United States’ Science Czar. In a book Holdren co-authored in 1977, the man now firmly in control of science policy in this country wrote that . . . Full story: zombietime.com


Realization of Joel

Looking at the Feast of Tabernacles in Leviticus 23:33-44, not so much the natural festival as its Spiritual antitype, we find that the first six days of this feast represent six-thousand years in which man has labored against sin. The seventh thousand-year day will be the Millennial honeymoon of the heavenly Bridegroom and His earthly Bride attended by the Old Testament saints and 144,000 elect Israelites. The eighth day speaks of eternity after the general resurrection and white throne judgment. We will now look at the spiritual fulfillment of the feasts of the seventh month through the eyes of the prophet Joel.

We will take our text from Exodus 10:12-15 which foreran Joel’s experience
of the locust plague and is also reflected in the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets of Revelation 9.

Exodus 10:1-20, “And the Lord said to Moses, Go in to Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the hearts of his servants, that I might show these My signs before him: and that you may tell in the ears of your son, and your son’s son, what I have wrought in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am the Lord”.

“So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD of the Hebrews, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? let My people go, that they may serve Me. Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow will I bring locusts into your territory. And they shall cover the face of the earth, so that no one will be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of what is left, which remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat every tree which grows up for you out of the field: and they shall fill your houses, the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians—which neither your fathers, nor your fathers’ fathers have
seen, since the day that they were on earth to this day. And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.”

“Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, How long shall this man be a snare to us? let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God: do you not yet know that Egypt is destroyed”?

“So Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh: and he said to them, Go, serve the Lord your God: but who are the ones that are going”?

“And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast to the Lord.”

“And he said to them, The Lord had better be with you when I let you and your little ones go! Beware, for evil is before you. Not so: go now you who are men, and serve the Lord; for that is what you desired. And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.”

“And the Lord said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left.”

“So Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.”

“And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the territory of Egypt: they were extremely severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be after them. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left. So there remained nothing green in the trees, or on the plants of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”

“Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you. Now therefore please forgive my sin only this once, and entreat the Lord your God, that He may take away from me this death only.”

“And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the Lord. And the Lord turned a very strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea. There remained not one locust in all the land of Egypt. But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go”.

May the Lord add His blessing to the reading of His Word.

When God delivered Israel from natural Egypt He smote that land with plagues but Israel, living separately in the district of Goshen, was not affected. Very soon, the Gentile dispensation will be fulfilled and God will once again separate Israel from captivity to man-made theology in spiritual Egypt like Jewish fables, and from physical exile in the Islamic countries of the ancient Assyrian empire. God deals with Israel as a nation. Consequently He deals with them only in the Promised Land, the one place where their covenant is in effect. Once again He will pour out His wrath on Christ-rejecting Gentiles from which the Land of Israel will be spared.

There God will deal with Israel by two Hebrew prophets with the offices or anointings that were upon Moses and Elijah of old. Consequently their natures will reflect the natures of those prophets and they will perform the same miracles, only in the spiritual sense. For instance, we’ve just read how God sent an east wind upon Egypt with a plague of natural locusts—so dense there was darkness in the land, and they devoured all natural food. This time He has sent a plague of spiritual locusts: demons borne by winds of false doctrine from the East and such darkness the SON Light was obliterated creating a Spiritual famine. Thus Israel has been apostate for over two thousand years, blinded until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in. Finally the Gentile churches are spiritually blind and wretched as Jesus foretold. “The herb of the field, the fruit and every green thing in the trees” has been devoured. Anything with Life, belief in God—prayer, praise, Bible study and Church attendance has been devoured by unbelief.

There were two trees in the garden of Eden—Christ and Lucifer—the Tree of Life and the tree of intellectual reasoning about good and evil. John the Baptist laid the ax to the root of all trees of religious knowledge, calling the elect of that day to repent and come out from the denominations of Herodians, Pharisees, Scribes, Essenes, and Zealots, so trees represent spiritual principles. And once again demons, spiritual locusts with heads like horses, have eaten the Spiritual food: sound teaching or doctrine is devoured, and men have turned from truth to fables. Once the last predestinated saint is baptized into Christ, God will return to Israel and the rest of the world will be in spiritual darkness that can be felt.

Praise the Lord for sending us a prophet whose Message restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and is calling God’s own out from bondage to a world church system Jesus calls “a den of demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a refuge for every filthy and detested bird”—speaking of this spiritual locust plague—Satan being ruler of the power of the air (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7; 18:4).

Now let us turn to Joel’s prophecy. The unprecedented crisis in which the nation is engulfed is likened to a plague of locusts. But as we’ll see, this locust army of the Lord that devastates Israel is spiritual!

“The Word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. Hear this, you elders, and give ear, all you inhabitants of the land. Has anything like this happened in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell your children about it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

That which the Palmerworm (or chewing locust) has left the (swarming) Locust has eaten; and what the swarming locust has left the Cankerworm (or crawling locust) has eaten; and what the cankerworm has left the Caterpillar (or consuming locust) has eaten.” [This is the same insect in four stages of its development. In the New Testament it is symbolized by the four horses ridden by Satan in Revelation 6].

“Awake, you drunkards, and weep; and wail, all you drinkers of wine, for the new wine is cut off from your mouth.” For a nation [of locusts] has come up against My land, strong, and without number, his teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the jaw teeth of a great lion. He has laid My vine waste, and barked My fig tree: he has stripped it bare, and cast it away; the branches are made white. Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.”

[As we have taught, a betrothal is a marriage (Deuteronomy 22:23; Matthew 1:19). Here the virgin dresses in sackcloth of mourning in contrast to the usual gaily-colored embroidered robes she wore for her wedding, and wails for a husband snatched from her by death].

“The grain offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the Lord; the priests, the Lord’s ministers, mourn.” [The morning and evening offering of corn and oil and wine could not be offered on account of the dearth caused by the locusts. Hence the appeal to the alcoholics, who would normally have escaped reality through drink, but because of the plague they are sober, for the vine has been stripped of her grapes so there is no new wine or skins to contain it. There is likewise no wine for the drink offerings, and no corn meal for the meat offering of the priests in behalf of Israel].

“The field is wasted, the Land mourns; for the grain is ruined: the new wine is dried up, the oil fails.” [Corn, wine and oil were the principal crops of the Palestinian farmers, celebrated in the Old Testament as generous gifts of God, and essential for the temple ritual. The priests and the personified country therefore lead the mourning, which the laity of Jerusalem ought to follow because according to these symbols, they are out of fellowship with God].

“Be ashamed, you farmers; wail, you vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field has perished.” [Wheat was the most desired grain; barley was the diet of the poor. They type the revealed Word and prayer which are the Spiritual staple of saints. But now there are no cereals to sell, or seed to sow for the next season, and the economic consequences to the farmer are devastating. This famine is not for food but for hearing the Word of God and speaks of apostasy. Israel would fail to attend Passover and identify with the Sheaf of the firstfruits of the grain harvest, Jesus Christ, Who was waved before God and raised for our justification. Hence they have perished during the drought of the Pentecostal Feast or Gentile dispensation through lack of knowledge].

“The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languishes; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.” [The locust plague is connected with a drought (Joel 1:18-20). Israel is shriveled and barren. The prophets lament for there will be no “goodly branches” waved before the Lord at the Feast of Ingathering, no harvest of souls (Isaiah 16:10; Amos 5:16-27)].

“Gird yourselves, and lament, you priests: wail, you who minister before the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, you who minister to my God: for the grain offering and the drink offering is withheld from the house of your God.” [You are under obligation to your God and called to intercede because the meat and drink offerings are suspended so Judah enjoyed no prospect of harvest merrymaking. Joy is overwhelmed by sorrow in men’s hearts, for instead of prosperity was poverty and Spiritual devastation as they could not attend the final compulsory feast to the Lord with their hands empty or offer an offering and heaviness in their hearts].

“Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.”

[Only in exceptional distress was sackcloth worn day and night (I Kings 21:27). The priests and all Israel were summoned to the temple for a night of prayer and supplication. In view of the fact that the grain and drink offering has ceased, a symbol of oneness and communion with God (verse 9) typing the Lord’s Supper, Joel urges the priests to intensify their lament as prelude to a public service of humiliation and mourning. The one compulsory fast in the Jewish cycle of feasts is the mourning of the Day of Atonement. All Israel will observe this mourning for the crucifixion of Messiah before they can celebrate with joy the Feast of Tabernacles or Ingathering—all 144,000 of them.

All Israel must meet in the place God chose to put His Name. Not London, New York or Warsaw but Jerusalem, where the blood of the Lamb was shed (Revelation 11:8), God’s only provided place of worship (Deuteronomy 16:2, 5-6)].

“Alas for the day! for the day of God is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Is not the food cut off before our eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?”

[The locusts have eaten up the products that would eventually have fed Israel who had to look on, powerless to prevent it. Faithfulness has been devoured by spiritual insects—demons. This famine is not for food but for hearing the Word of God (Amos 8:11). Joel is prophesying the apostasy in Laodicea at the close of the Gentile dispensation. How black will be the night, for Israel has been apostate for 2,000 years; now the Gentiles are apostate (Romans 11:32).

It had been impossible for the nation to celebrate the festivals of Unleavened Bread, and therefore Firstfruits. With their Savior rejected, there could be no Harvest].

“The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered. How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.” [If the sheep and oxen are in desolate lament, ought not the children of Israel to join in unison? “the whole creation groans and travails in pain together with man until now . . . waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God” (Romans 8:19-22) and the restoration of Eden’s rest].

“O Lord, to you will I cry: for the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and a flame has burned all the trees of the field. The beasts of the field also cry out to You: for the water brooks are dried up, and fire has devoured the open pastures.”

[The prophet at last turns to God in prayer. Like David, Israel will come to call on upon God as their shield and high tower. “As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say to me, Where is your God? When I remember these things, I pour out my soul: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday”  (Psalm 42:1-4).

“Blow the Trumpet in Zion and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord is coming, for it is at hand:” [The calamities that befall Israel in the Seven Trumpet judgments answer their rejection of Messiah when they declared before Pilate’s judgment seat, “His blood be on us and on our children”  (Matthew 27:25), typed by the first Passover when all Israel laid hands on their lamb and killed it (Exodus 12:3-6).

Ezekiel 33:1-4, “Again the Word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a local man, and set him for their watchman: if when he sees the sword come upon the land, he blows the trumpet, and warns the people; whoever hears the sound of the trumpet, and does not take warning; if the sword come and take him away, HIS BLOOD SHALL BE UPON HIS OWN HEAD”.

The blood of Messiah has been on Israel’s head since they refused John the Baptist’s warning, and they have rejected the Gospel Trumpet in each of the Seven Church Ages (Revelation 8-9).

Amos 3:6, “Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be judgment in a city, and the Lord has not sent it? Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he reveals His secret to his servants the prophets”.

Zephaniah 1:14-18, “The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter; there the mighty men shall cry out. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fortified cities, [denominations] and against the high towers [on the city walls where watchmen scanned the horizon for approaching enemies, and ministers searched the prophecies to prepare God’s people with warning and a way to escape judgment impending on the ungodly].

I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the Fire of His jealousy: for He will make speedy riddance of all those who dwell in the land.

[Yes, the Seventh Trumpet will sound in Zion, signaling the end of the Gentile dispensation, the Day of the Lord, calling the manifestation of the Sons of God and the first resurrection, and anointing two prophets to preach the Seven Trumpet mysteries to Israel].

Joel 2:2 “A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains: a people come, a great and a strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there be any such after them, even after many generations.”

[The locust-demons have utterly obliterated the Light or revelation of God’s Word. Now God who smote Israel’s enemies in the days of Moses, the judges and kings, will smite His servant nation. These demons are incarnate as Israel’s enemies. Under the Fifth Trumpet we find they have a king over them, a fallen star from the bottomless pit. “How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer?” (Revelation 9:1; Isaiah 14:12). And if we go on to Revelation 17:8 we find he is the spirit that incarnates the Pope to rule the world. Then under the Sixth Seal we find his “locust” subjects or demons, move from the ecclesiastical to the natural realm in the persecution of the Jews in World War II. Ezekiel, Daniel and Zechariah foretold that when the day of the Lord comes, Jerusalem will be attacked in World War III.

Malachi 3:2-7, “But who may abide the day of His Coming? and who shall stand when He appears? for He is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall sanctify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may be fit to offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness [or Spiritual Light]. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.”

“And I will come near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against the adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien from his right—because they do not fear Me, says the Lord of hosts. For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

“Yet from the days of your fathers you have gone away from My ordinances, and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you said, “In what way shall we return?” [The answer is, of course, by faith and the mourning of atonement. When God has sifted and refined Israel, only 144,000 will return to Him. (Psalm 97)].

Joel 2:3, “A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is like the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness, surely nothing escapes their destruction.” [Fire is associated with judgment and the day of the Lord. The Refiner’s Fire is not so much natural as the Fire of the Holy Ghost which cleanses the heart of the 144,000 elect Israelites by faith (Psalm 50:3; Zephaniah 1:18; and Malachi 3:2-3).

“Their appearance is like tiny horses; and they run as fast. See them leaping on the tops of mountains. Their noise is like the sound of rumbling chariots, the roar of fire sweeping across a field, or like a strong army set in battle array.” [Joel is gradually developing a picture of the military invincibility of God’s great army. He compares the noise of the locusts as they came foraging across the hills towards Jerusalem, with the noise of chariots. And their feeding with the crackling of a fire in stubble. Sinister overtones of the burning of the chaff, thorns and briars after the harvest on that great and dreadful Day. Like a countless army they seem to march in regular battalions, prepared to fight].

“Before them the people writhe in pain: all faces are drained of color.” [Such is the apprehension and alarm the locust army evoke from their victims].

“They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks: neither do they push one another; everyone marches in his own column: and when they lunge between the weapons, they are not wounded. They run to and fro in the city; they run on the wall, they climb into the houses; they enter at the windows like a thief.”

[Onward comes the irresistible onslaught of this disciplined army. As if impelled by one common instinct, they move as one body, crawling over everything before them, in one straight front. The locust army floods through open windows or over the walls of the city—nothing can keep them out. These demon “locusts” loot and forage where they will. Brother Branham often preached this as a compound to demonstrate the invincible army of the Bride of Christ under pre-eminence to the Word in the Day of the Lord].

“The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. And the Lord shall utter His voice before His army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes His Word: for the Day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?”

[Earthquake and cosmic convulsions become part of the day of the Lord Who spoke to Brother Branham from a whirlwind. All efforts to check the irresistible locust army are to no avail because Jehovah leads them in judgment on His servant nation as He led Nebuchadnezzar to destroy Jerusalem and the temple, and carry its people captive. Israel is powerless in the face of His wrath, helpless before the onslaught of His forces of final retribution.

Now, not only have the crops failed but the sun, moon and stars no longer give their Light—speaking of Christ, the Gentile church and its dignities. A universal apostasy.

Israel is blinded until the fullness of the Gentile dispensation (Isaiah 29; Matthew 13: 10-17; Romans 11:21). Soon, like Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, their eyes will be opened. Not to a metaphysical reality of horses and chariots protecting the prophet Elisha against his enemy (II Kings 6; Ephesians 1:18-19) but to the revelation of the Seven Trumpet mysteries. Israel will recognize the hand of God behind these demons in chastisement for their rejection of Messiah].

“Now, therefore, says the Lord, turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning: rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and He relents from doing harm”.

[Joel issues a call to fast: not in a doctrinal system or temple ritual but in an intensely personal sorrow. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit—a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise” (Psalm 51:17). It is to the revelation and the mourning of atonement that Joel is calling Israel in which the whole nation of 144,000 elect will be born in one day.

Zechariah 12:8-14 “In that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he who is feeble among them in that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be like God, as the angel of the Lord before them.”

“And it shall be in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour on the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they will look on Me whom they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall grieve for Him, as one grieves for his firstborn.”

“In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land shall mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David apart, by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; All the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves”].

Joel 2:14, “Who knows if He will return and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him—a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God?” [When there was harmony between Jehovah and His people it was revealed in harmony between the people and the land, resulting in good crops. A blessing in the form of a meat or cereal offering and a drink offering would signify God had restored the land, making the offerings possible. Restoration would also be a sign of the renewed Covenant—and Communion].

Deuteronomy 7:13, “And He will love you, and bless you, and multiply you: He will also bless the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your land, your corn, and your wine, and your oil, the increase of your cattle, and the flocks of your sheep, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you”.

This is Israel’s baptism with the Holy Ghost, the Spiritual birth of the 144,000:

Joel 2:15, “Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, and the bride from her dressing room.”

[This is the Seventh Trump marking the end of the Gentile dispensation, and calling Israel to the Jubilee by faith via the Feast of Trumpets and Atonement by the ministry of the two witnesses under the anointings of the Spirit that rested upon Moses and Elijah. Their Message will first restore Israel to the foundation of the Law and prophets, then unfold the Seven Trumpet mysteries of Revelation 8-9, revealing the history and purpose of God’s chastisement of Israel the past 2,000 years, and their part in the Word.

The orders for a special service of fasting and lamentation are repeated from Joel 1:14, then explained in greater detail. Israel is to gather at the temple. All shareholders in the Covenant must be present. The entire community stands under the shadow of divine judgment—as on that first Passover, not even the youngest members of the Covenant people are exempt from attending. Even a bridegroom, normally given compassionate leave from military and other public duties must attend (Deuteronomy 24:5). At this desperate moment there is no place for normal human joy. The atmosphere of mourning must pervade every quarter in hopes Jehovah will heed the concerted pleas of His servants, and turn away His wrath].

“Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar.” [The place in Zerubbabel’s temple where the priests stood to engage in lamentation and to perform their intercessory ministry (II Chronicles 4:9), where Zechariah was murdered (Matthew 23:35), and the place where Ezekiel (who was both prophet and priest) saw the abominable sight of twenty-five men worshiping the sun (Ezekiel 8:16). Judah’s idolatry caused their jealous God to depart the temple and send Nebuchadnezzar’s army to destroy both it and the city, and to deport its citizens. Thus began “the times of the Gentiles”.
Joel here prophecies the end of the Gentile dispensation the return of His Presence, and grace to Israel in Daniel’s Seventieth Week, although “the times of the Gentiles” continue to the consummation.

Joel suggests a plea on the same basis as Moses:

Deuteronomy 9:24-29, “You have been rebellious against the Lord from the day that I knew you. Thus I prostrated myself before the Lord: forty days and forty nights I kept prostrating myself, because the Lord had said He would destroy you. Therefore I prayed to the Lord, and said, “O Lord God, do not destroy Your people and Your inheritance whom You have redeemed through Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand. Remember Your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; do not look on the stubbornness of this people, or on their wickedness or their sin: Lest the Egyptians should say, Because the Lord was not able to bring them to the land which He promised them, and because He hated them, He has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness. Yet they are Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out by Your mighty power and by Your stretched out arm”].

Joel 2:17, “Let the priests say, “Spare Your people O Lord, and do not give your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over and taunt them, saying, Where is your God?” [Disloyal and faithless though they and their forefathers have been, yet they regard themselves as the Covenant community and under Jehovah’s patronage, and they appeal to Him Who is able to alter the situation and is predisposed to hear Israel’s appeal and intervene as their Covenant partner.

Joel’s plea with Israel in verses 15-17, to honor their Covenant responsibility is matched by Israel’s plea to God to honor His Covenant obligations to His servant nation].

“Then the Lord will be jealous for His land, and pity His people. The Lord will answer and say to His people, Behold, I will send you grain, and new wine and oil, and you will be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations: but I will remove far from you the northern army, and will drive him into a barren and desolate land, with his face toward the eastern [Dead] sea, and his back toward the western [or Mediterranean] sea, and his stink will come up, and his foul odor will rise, because he has done monstrous things. Fear not, O Land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do marvelous things”!

The locust plague that befell Egypt at the time of Israel’s deliverance were a natural type of the spiritual plague we’re examining, and from which God will separate and deliver His servant, Israel, by another “Moses” (Exodus 10:19). The locust’s native country is the southern deserts of Arabia, Egypt, and Libya, so the “northern army” does not indicate the direction whence the locust plague comes but his native land. The term means “Northerner,” or “Northlander,” like the Assyrian and Babylonian armies who are a type and forerunner of all Israel’s end-time foes: Russia, which will support the Muslims who will invade following the devastation of the Al Aqsa Mosque, and Rome, which will occupy and rule the New World Order from Jerusalem and from whom God will at last deliver His people, as He did from Sennacherib (II Kings 19:35).

Joel’s plague of locusts symbolize the evil spirits God employs to bring Israel back to Him. From the Hebrew perspective they rule the Gentile world powers that have dominated Judea from Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion and captivity of Judea to the consummation. From the Christian perspective they are Imperial and Papal Rome. Historically and prophetically, Israel’s enemies have come from the north and in the end-time Daniel cautioned Israel to beware of the king of the north, which is Russia.

To a people at last sensitive to their obligations under the Covenant comes the assurance that God will cease to subject them to the ridicule of the heathen (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24; Romans 11:25)].

Joel 2:22, “Fear not, you beasts of the field: for the open pastures are regenerating, and the tree bears its fruit, the fig tree and the vine yield their strength. Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for He has given you the former rain in appropriate measure, and He will cause the rain to come down for you—the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month (Nisan).

[After the mourning, the promise of gladness. To the drought-stricken countryside (1:17-20) the rain brings new life. The cry of the wild beasts is answered, the brown scorched pastures will be verdant green once more. The trees (1:16,19) are to be rejuvenated and fruitful.

The autumn, former, or teaching rain normally began in October/November following the Feast of Tabernacles, moistening the ground to germinate the new grain. The latter rain of March and April brings the seed to maturity for the harvest.

“Rain” signifies the Holy Spirit. Our former rain was Brother Branham’s Message restoring the apostolic faith and baptizing the Bride into the Body of Christ by quickening the Seed of the Fullness of the Word in us. Our latter rain will be a further baptism during the manifestation of the Sons of God—after the Gentile dispensation. The seed must be planted before the Harvest rain which will grant the Bride grace for translation faith and the full adoption. It falls “in the first month,” Nisan, when the first resurrection of the New Testament saints will commence. Simultaneously, Israel’s former rain begins as the two witnesses of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 begin to minister].

Joel 2:24, “And the winnowing floors [on the hill tops, where the wheat of God’s Word was spread over the threshing floor and rightly divided by the oxen loosening the grain so the winds of doctrine could scatter the chaff and separate the stalks for the burning] shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.” [Grapes and olives were trodden in troughs cut out of the rock to extract the juice which flowed into vats. These happy scenes made all the previous toil worthwhile].

“So I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, My great army which I sent among you. [God would make up for the years when locusts ravaged the crops—or evil spirits stole away Israel’s revelation—by an especially good season when a Moses and Elijah would preach Messiah’s parousia, and all Israel will be born in one day]. And you shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied [on the fullness of the Word] and praise the Name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you: and My people shall never be ashamed. And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and My people shall never be put to shame”.

[In view of their national mourning over the rejection of Messiah, God’s attitude toward them has necessarily changed, and He acknowledges His part in the Covenant with His land and His people. (Leviticus 26:3-46 encapsulates Israel’s history of disobedience in the Land, including the destruction of Jerusalem and Captivity by Nebuchadnezzar and the destruction and dispersion under Titus, to the national repentance and new birth of the 144,000 after their restoration to the place of the Covenant. The renewed harmony (conditional upon Israel’s obedience to the Covenant) is symbolized by His blessings upon the tokens of grain, oil and wine (Deuteronomy 11:12-15).

The promise of plenty to eat falls with little impact on the ears of an affluent community, but to a community that had struggled against famine and economic hardship and had seen pests destroy the result of laborious toil, it was the promise of life Itself. And indeed it was, for you see Israel who had been apostate 2,000 years and without Christ (the Bread of Life), is quickened by the oil of the Holy Spirit and received in joy with the wine of revelation.

The insects had been the dire instruments of divine wrath for the people’s sin. Now that they have repented, Jehovah will turn against the locusts and drive them out of His Land. Now Judah has repented, there is no place in His Land for the locust army. They were doomed like the Assyrians of old.

“And it shall come to pass that after Israel is delivered from the invasion, I will pour out My spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.”

[Since the Fall, direct communication from God to individuals by dreams and visions was a great and rare blessing. Since Israel rejected the Voice of God on Mount Horeb, His Word has come first-hand only to His prophets. Therefore, when the ordinary people heard in their own tongues ordinary men and women declare the wonderful blessing of regeneration they had received, they understood what Peter meant when he said, “This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel.” For this was the earnest of the extraordinary spiritual blessings that await the true restoration of Israel in Daniel’s Seventieth Week.

After Israel’s plagues and spiritual drought during the times of the Gentiles, the Holy Spirit will be poured out on all flesh. The latter rain for the end-time Bride is poured out at the same time as Israel’s former or teaching rain begins to fall. The planting time is over for we Gentiles. Harvest time has come when the wheat is mature, declaring the life of the seed that was planted, and the pure Word will be gathered into God’s garner for the Wedding Supper. But that which bore thorns and briars will be burnt together with the chaff and husks of the false church, and the vintage of Israel will be harvested and crushed in the great tribulation. God is no longer dealing in grace with the Christ-rejecting Gentiles but is reconfirming His New Covenant to once-blinded Israel.

Jeremiah 31:27-34, “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and the seed of beast. And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them, to pluck up, to break down, and to throw down, to destroy and to afflict; so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the Lord.”

In those days they shall say no more, “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man who eats the sour grapes, his teeth shall be set on edge. Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My Covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; after those days, says the Lord, I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they will be My people. No more will every man teach his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more”.

This is the new birth to the 144,000. According to Jesus the evidence of this Covenant is that the Holy Spirit brings His Word to our remembrance and guides us into all truth (Isaiah 54:13; John 16:13)].

Joel 2:30, “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the Coming of great and the terrible day of the Lord.”

[These natural signs had a spiritual antitype at the end of the Law and will also have a spiritual antitype at end of man’s day. At Calvary the morning sun became black, and when the Gentile dispensation ends at the opening of the Sixth Seal there will be the great Los Angeles earthquake, “and the sun will become black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon will look like blood” through lunar volcanic activity. Luke said, “Men’s hearts will fail them for fear (on account of the cosmic disorder, earthquakes and tidal waves), and for dread over things which are coming on the earth (atomic warfare): for the powers of heaven shall be shaken,” casting Satan down to earth (Revelation 6:12; 12:7-12; Luke 21:26)].

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, among the remnant whom the Lord calls” [the “whosoever” are the 144,000 elect Israelites].

[Salvation is only in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem. Grace is ended and God is revealing to the 144,000 how they were redeemed at Calvary. We get the picture in the first three verses of Revelation 11 where the rod of the fullness of the Word revealed to the Bride is metaphorically applied to the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies which are now open to all of God’s elect by the Blood of Christ, but from which Gentiles are excluded, the full number of their elect having been gathered to harvest home, where the revelation of God’s two prophets guide the 144,000. All who fail to come into that secret place which was but the pattern of things in heaven, and where the high priest entered but once a year, will be destroyed with the world.

Hebrews 9:6-11, “Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second the high priest alone enters once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the errors of the people. By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy of holies was not yet opened while the first tabernacle was still in use. It was a type, for under the old system both gifts and sacrifices were offered which cannot make perfect the conscience of the worshipper—for the old system dealt only with certain rituals: what foods to eat and drink, various washings, and carnal ordinances about this and that imposed until the time of reformation. But Christ came as a high priest of good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is, no part of material creation”.

Hebrews 10:14-20, “For by one offering he has perfected for ever those who are sanctified. But the Holy Ghost also witnesses to us: for after He had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord, I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them. Then He adds, their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”

“Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter into the holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh”.

To worship in Mount Zion, God’s abode, is closely connected with the right to dwell in the Land. Yes, God will only be dealing with Hebrews from the Tribes of Israel, dwelling in the Land of the Covenant and faithful to the testimony of Moses and the prophets.

Obadiah 17-21, “But on mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle them, and devour them; and no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau; for the Lord has spoken it. The south shall possess the mountains of Esau; and the lowland shall possess Philistia. They shall possess the fields of Ephraim and the fields of Samaria. Benjamin shall possess Gilead. And the captives of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, as far as Zarephath. The captives of Jerusalem, who are in Sepharad shall possess the cities of the south. And saviors shall come to mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s”.

The theme of total desolation is an application to Edom of the fate of all the nations (Obadiah 15; Isaiah 34:1-15; 63:1-6). There were no survivors among the Judean refugees of 587BC whom the Edomites mercilessly handed over to the Babylonian forces (verse 14). The life of a Judean was held so cheap that the hope of Judah’s destiny was degraded into currency for drunkenness and debauchery].

Joel 3:1, “For, behold, in those days, and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat and will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and also divided My land.”

[“Jehoshaphat” means “Jehovah has Judged.” The Valley of Jehoshaphat is, “the valley of the Lord’s judgment”—in verse 14, “the valley of decision.” This gathering of the non-elect Gentiles is for their purging or punishment under the Sixth Seal. We are in Daniel’s Seventieth Week.

Zephaniah 3:8, “Therefore wait for Me, says the Lord, until the day I rise up for plunder: My determination is to gather the nations to My assembly of kingdoms, to pour out on them, My indignation all My fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy.” (See also Ezekiel 38)].

Joel 3:3, “And they have cast lots for My people; and have given a Hebrew boy as payment for a harlot, and sold a Hebrew girl for wine, that they may drink. Indeed what have you to do with Me, O Tyre, and Sidon, and the five small divisions of Palestine? will you retaliate? Beware, for I will return your retaliation on your own head. Because you have taken My silver and My gold, and have carried My precious treasures to your heathen temples. You have sold the children of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, who took them away to their own land. Behold, I will restore them to their own land and sell your sons and daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the Lord has spoken it.”

[This slavery is repaid an eye for an eye].

Joel 3:9-13, “Proclaim this among the Gentiles; “Prepare war, conscript your mighty men, muster your troops: beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, “I am strong.” All nations assemble yourselves. And cause your mighty ones to come down, O Lord. Let the heathen be gathered to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there I will sit to judge all the heathen round about.”

[In the midst of Daniel’s Seventieth Week 144,000 Israelites will receive the revelation that gives them the new birth. Their prophets will be slain, and the elect 144,000 hunted down like dogs by the apostate church and Marranos. Then Armageddon will set in].

“Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow with the wickedness of man.’

[The drought is over, and for the 144,000 elect Israelites, the darkness caused by the demon locust plague has been eliminated by the Light of Revelation. The rains have fallen upon all flesh, bringing the seed that was sown in each to manifest whether it is wheat or weeds. There is to be a universal harvest. The “valley of decision” is the wine press of the great tribulation (Isaiah 13:4; Revelation 14:15, 18-20).

Mark 4:29, “When the grain ripens, immediately He puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come”.

Joel 3:14, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision”.

I don’t believe all nations will be physically gathered to one geographic location, but recall how Moses stood the children of Israel in the valley flanked by mount Gerazim and mount Ebal and read the blessings of obedience or disobedience to the Law. They were faced with a decision. Valleys carry runoff from the rain; the latter rain upon all will declare the life of the seed that was planted or “make known its decision.” The whole world must come to this place.

The valley of Jehoshaphat or “judgment” becomes the valley of “decision” (Zechariah 14:1-9). This is the time when men of Israel make their final decision. It is the time of Christ’s parousia to the 144,000. It is the time when the “saved” of all nations and kindreds who failed to die to their desires to receive the full Spirit will accept martyrdom in order to maintain the testimony of Jesus Christ and their names on the Book of Life (Revelation 12:17). It is the time of Revelation 19:11-21.

Revelation 19:11-15, “I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.[This is a war of revelation]. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns [He is crowned by the revelation of the saints of every Age]; and He had a Name written, that no man knew, but He himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood [the blood of His enemies]: and His Name is called “The Word of God.” And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean [our clothing is His righteousness, we are a Word army, the real Salvation Army]. And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword [the Word], that with It He should personally smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God”].

Joel 3:15, “The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, [the place of the Holy of Holies] and utter His voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the refuge for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel. [Not Australia, Russia, or the USA, but Israel].

So shall you know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and strangers not born into the Kingdom will not pass through her any more.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine for the abundance of vines, and the hills shall flow with milk because of abundant flocks and herds yielding milk plentifully through the richness of the pastures, and all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water; and a fountain shall flow from the house of the Lord and water the valley of acacias” which grow only in arid regions, implying that even the arid desert shall be fertilized by the blessing from Jerusalem. Ezekiel 47:1-12 describes the waters issuing from the threshold of the house as flowing into the Dead Sea, and purifying it. Also in Zechariah 14:8 (Amos 9:13; Revelation 22:1-5) the waters flow on one side into the Mediterranean, on the other side into the Dead Sea, near which Shittim was situated.

According to Deuteronomy 7:12-16, good crops were dependent upon harmony between God and His people. So abundant is this blessing following the restoration of the 144,000 that in the Millennium the mountains will flow with wine from the presses, and hills previously barren through drought will become lush pastures that produce milk abundantly. The skies will water the once dry streams, while waters of Life from the Temple will flow to Acacia valley with newness of Life.

[Although it can boast of the abundant waters of the Nile, by comparison with Israel], “Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness for his violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will acquit them of the guilt of bloodshed, whom I had not acquitted: for the Lord dwells in Zion. bb951101.htm


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Word for an Age

December 3, 2010

Word for an Age

Bible Believers’ Newsletter #663

“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 so pleased you could join us in fellowship around God’s unchanging Word in this ever-changing world.

Brother Branham said, “America doesn’t want the Gospel—you know that—we just might as well admit that. This Anglo-Saxon people is finished; that’s all. There’s no more Gospel that America will receive. Oh, you get a few stragglings now and then; but just as the Gospel, it’s over. And you can’t even preach to them, can’t talk to them. They won’t believe nothing. See? They just got their own hardheaded ideas, and they’re set, and the next thing’s for this nation is judgment. She’s going to have it too. It may be through depression; it may be through an atomic bomb; it may be through a great plague, a disease or something; but she’s ready. It’s a-coming; thousands times thousands will fall” (Hebrews, p. 87:4).

Further to the letter we sent this week informing you as to the situation of our incarcerated Iranian Brethren, I am advised our Brother, Pastor Behrouz Sadegh-Khandjani will be charged with the capital crimes of apostasy, blasphemy, and contact with the enemy. A conference is scheduled between his attorney and the prosecutor. Please continue to uphold all ten incarcerated Iranians in prayer and ask the Lord to oversee the conference.

When you read our Newsletters, please visit the links and prove the Scriptures we give. And please feed your soul on the teaching sermons, books and other Christian resources on the Church Website. Reinforce your faith for the hour is coming when the religious authorities will unite with the government in your country, and if you are a genuine Christian, or even a foolish virgin, you will face worse persecution than the present plight of our Iranian Brethren.

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


Words of Encouragement for Our Incarcerated Iranian Brethren

December 1, 2010 — I would like to share with you my experience and testify what had happened here in my country Malawi, I strongly believe that our God is able to deliver our Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and all the believers. He is the same God who freed us from prison. It was on 18 September 1989 when we were taken to prison by Malawi Congress Party officials.

During Dr. Kamuzu Banda’s regime people were missing mysteriously and many were killed. It was politically motivated, the ones who were accusing us were politicians with influence as well church leaders in denominations. This hatred came when many people were leaving their denominations and believed Bro. Branham’s Message. They reported the matter to police that we were rebels who wanted to overthrow Dr. Kamuzu Banda’s government so that they can open treason case, their aim was to kill us. We were 17 in total, 5 brothers and 12 sisters including my wife and our six-months-old daughter. They took our property, they were telling people that they will not see us again.

When Dr. Banda had heard about it, he was very angry with these politicians. He ordered the police to release us and we were released on 5 January 1990. Dr. Banda knew Bro. Branham and his Message when he was in University of Indiana USA.

We saw the hand of God, brothers around the world were praying for us, but sad part of it some of our brothers and sisters when they heard that we were taken to prison started throwing away the Message books in bushes and mountains, they were griped with fear. But we had made up our choice to die for Christ, we were so anointed that we could not fear death.

Soon after our release the Officer In Charge of Police who had threatened to shoot me with a gun suddenly died on sofa seat while waiting for a cup of coffee at his house and most of the politicians who took part, died on different car accidents the very same year 1990. God demands respect to His servants. He is the same God Yesterday, Today and Forever, I believe He will release our dear Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from prison.

Lunzu Bible believers Church, Malawi,
Pastor Enoch Kapesi


World at a Boil with War and Economic Crisis

November 27, 2010 — When government and the Fed abandoned the gold reserve standard on August 15, 1971, they knew where this would all end up, but they did so in their march toward a world financial order and world government. After that historic date there would be no return to sound money until the system was totally purged. We have heard the call for almost 40 years of the amalgamation of nations for the interest of all. Individual countries must sacrifice their interests for the entire global economy. this is why the Fed has deliberately accommodated monetary excesses since then.

China just injected $2.3 trillion into their economy to spur domestic demand and create jobs. The result has been funds flowing into the stock market, real estate and the general financial sector, which has created a misallocation of funds and leaping inflation. . . we have to deal with corporate fascist Keynesianism, which believe it or not is being called radicalism even in mainstream circles of economic and monetary management. They are finally realizing that the Fed has inflated markets worldwide. In addition, it has long been a government and Fed policy to manipulate securities markets worldwide and provide finance as well. The insider trading the Justice Department is pursing is an example, as well as the JPMorgan Chase/HSBC silver manipulation cases. As we said, next comes naked shorting and front running. Let’s hope somehow we can bring these sociopath criminals to justice and at least for a time have an honest system. . .

In the US, aggregate household net worth is $12.2 trillion lower today than it was three years ago at its pre-depression peak, a horrible decline of 18.5%, all in order to bring about the conditions to implement world government. That is about $100,000 per household. That money is never coming back nor is what was once known as the American dream and way of life. Baby boomers see it coming and denial is grudgingly becoming acceptance. The ratio of household net worth to disposable personal income has gone from 639% to 472% and it is still plunging. The savings rate, out of fear has risen from minus 0.5% to 5.5%, but still has to double from here to help get the economy going again. At the same time the Fed and Treasury are telling Americans to take on more debt. Homeowners equity has collapsed below $7 trillion from $13.5 trillion, making the situation worse—employment is off 7.5 million and full-time jobs are off 10 million, the worst numbers in 11 years. Real unemployment is 22.5%.

If QE2 is terminated at $600 billion watch out, because the economy will head straight into a great dark pit. All the numbers we see are signaling a strong need for more than $600 billion. . . Debt is being restructured and it won’t last. Who wants to live in depression for 30 to 50 years, while bankers get richer and more powerful? . . We have little or no protection from the crooks on Wall Street and in the banking establishment. . . Full story: theinternationalforecaster.com

Comment: Mayer Amschel Rothschild said, “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.” By March 2011 the Fed will own more IOUs from Uncle Sam than China, Germany and Brazil combined. Our central bank is subsidizing the growing cost of our massive indebtedness. The Fed is buying more and more, longer maturity government debt (truth-out.org).

“When God sends forth a message and tells the people, and they don’t receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you’ve seen something; you just wait after while. You haven’t seen nothing” (William Branham, Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100; Revelation 6:8).


Drug given to Guantanamo Detainees akin to ‘Pharmacologic Waterboarding’

December 1, 2010 — The Defense Department forced all “war on terror” detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison to take a high dosage of a controversial antimalarial drug . . . The US military administered the drug despite Pentagon knowledge that mefloquine caused severe neuropsychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and anxiety. The drug was used on the prisoners whether they had malaria or not. . . there were no preexisting cases where mefloquine was ever prescribed for mass presumptive treatment of malaria.

All detainees arriving at Guantanamo in January 2002 were first given a treatment dosage of 1,250 mg of mefloquine, before laboratory tests were conducted to determine if they actually had the disease . . . That dosage is five times higher than the prophylactic dose given to individuals to prevent the disease. . . It belongs to a class of drugs known as quinolines, which were part of a 1956 human experiment study to investigate “toxic cerebral states,” as part of the CIA’s MKULTRA mind-control program. . . malaria is nonexistent in Cuba. . . “Giving detainees toxic doses of mefloquine has mind-altering consequences that may be permanent. Without access to medical records, which the government refuses to release, the use of mefloquine in this manner appears to be grotesque malpractice at best, if not human experimentation or ‘enhanced interrogation’. . . Full story: truth-out.org

Comment: These innocent pawns were shanghaied at random and will be silenced before the black operation is exposed. The only “terrorists” are the ‘City of London’ and their blooded colonial troops. Islam was drawn into the 1871 plan for World War III which was loosed by the Tavistock Institute and other agencies of the ‘City of London’ against the abstract noun “terror.” Since abstract nouns are resourceful and as elusive like Osama bin Laden who has been dead for almost a decade the war will be perpetual. But under the Fourth Seal the rider of the horses was exposed as Satan; he personifies Death, and hell follows with him (Revelation 6:8; 20:13-14), so the end is nigh.


Wikileaks, a Touch of Assange and the Stench of AIPAC

November 27, 2010 — Wikileaks is an intelligence operation to weaken and undermine the American government, orchestrated from Tel Aviv, using dozens of operatives, dual citizens, some at the highest authority levels, spies for Israel. Through leaking carefully selected intelligence along with proven falsified documents, all fed to a controlled press, fully complicit, Wikileaks is, in fact, an act of war against the United States. . .

If dual citizens who make up much of the Pentagon’s leadership are working with Israel or AIPAC to formulate Wikileaks, as seems to be the case, then the upcoming leak will serve a pro-Israeli agenda . . . Full story: veteranstoday.com

Comment: Whatever the case there can be no liberty without transparent and truthful government. There is substance to these leaks. The ‘City of London’ having accomplished its objective appears about to silence its “useful idiot.” WikiLeaks website is down, and Mr. Assange said to be close to arrest. By way of deception Zionists are training bloggers to generate for disinformation as it was in the days of Noah“, and “as it was in the days of Lot,” 22-year old Pfc. Bradley Manning awaiting court martial as primary suspect in leaking the documents is a homosexual getting his own back on the US military and the world. As Brother Branham forewarned, we are confronted by
the madness of a lost society.


Pope’s Comment on Condom may be Sign

Vatican City, November 28, 2010 — Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV, saying male prostitutes who use condoms may be beginning to act responsibly. It’s a stunning comment for a pontiff who has blamed condoms for making the AIDS crisis worse.
The pope made the comments in an interview with a German journalist published as a book entitled “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times”. . .

In the 1960s, the Vatican itself condoned giving contraceptive pills to nuns at risk of rape by fighters in the Congo to prevent pregnancy, arguing that the contraception was a lesser evil than pregnancy. . . Full story: thecitizen.co.tz

Comment: Jesus called homosexuals “whoremongers” (Gk. ‘pornos’), an abomination to God. As if it were needed, this is another sign that the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church is NOT Christian but fulfilling Luke 17:28-30 (Genesis 18).


Word for an Age

Jesus Christ is the culmination of the world’s history, His appearance on earth terminated the old world and accomplished the first phase of God’s threefold purpose, which was to reveal the fullness of His character and nature in One Man under preeminence. This He could only accomplish by becoming a Son of man Himself. The second, is being realized by a clear revelation of the first in this Messianic Age wherein God is receiving the preeminence in Christ’s Body of believers, that He might live and express Himself in them also. After this is accomplished in His Bride and their 144,000 Israelite servants He will commence the realization of His third purpose which is to restore the Kingdom to its foreordained estate in a renewed heavens and earth as Brother Branham explained in Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed“.

Jesus Christ is the first God-man. 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 in the flesh of His glorified Family, Jesus Christ and His Bride, in whom the “saved” will worship God throughout eternity. The Book of Revelation, which is the revelation of Jesus Christ, expounds the supreme Deity of Jesus Christ: “I am He that was, and which is, and shall come, the Almighty.” He is the Judge, the Priest, the King, the Eagle, the Lamb, the Lion, the Alpha, the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Father, Son, Holy Ghost, the ALL IN ALL. There He is, the Author and Finisher. Worthy is that Lamb! He proved His worth as He bought our salvation by Himself. Today He stands in all His power and all His glory with all things committed to Him as King of kings and Judge. His Person stands alone, and the fullness of His Work admits of no repetition.

Jesus is the Life-giver whom Peter thrice denied on fateful Friday’s early dawn and was nowhere to be seen at Calvary, but receiving God’s Own Life just fifty days hence he fearlessly “lifted up his voice” and eloquently addressed the assembled thousands with bold conviction and authority, supporting himself by the Words of Israel’s prophets.

Acts 2:16-21, “This is what God spoke through the prophet Joel; It will come to pass in the last days [or Messianic Age, the succession of times (Ephesians 1:10; Revelation 2-3) of redemption and completion under the New Testament, plus the time of Jacob’s trouble for Israel (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 6:12 – 7:8; 11:1 – 15:4)], that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your youths will see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams, and on male and female slaves [who are devoted to My service] I will pour out My Spirit and they will prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath; blood, and fire, and clouds of smoke. The Sun will be turned into darkness, and the Moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord arrives. And it shall be that whosoever calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved [in martyrdom for refusing to take the mark of the beast, thereby preserving his name on the Book of Life].” Then in verses 36, and 38 Peter reveals the one and only compound, redemptive Name of the Lord, and it is NOT “Jehovah”!

The Day of Pentecost was the commencement of but a partial fulfillment of the prophecy of Joel 2:28-32. It foretold two thousand years of natural warfare upon natural Israel under the seven Trumpet Judgments (and of course the self-styled Jews who impersonate them): “on Earth, bloodshed and vast conflagrations.” And at the close of the Gentile dispensation, earthquakes sinking Los Angeles and cleaving the mount of Olives, and above, eclipses of the Sun and Moon, which volcanic activity will turn to blood, heralding the “great and dreadful day of the Lord” (Joel 2:31; Malachi 4:5).

Joel’s prophecy is addressed to Israel and applies principally to Daniel’s Seventieth Week and the tribulation under the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet (in which time the foolish virgin will be chastened and purged under the Seventh Vial). Peter deviates slightly from the Hebrew in order to identify the commencement of the Messianic Age or “last days” with “the pouring out of God’s Spirit upon ALL flesh”—not solely upon an election of the natural seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and Gentile proselytes to Yahweh Torah—“For there is no distinction [with respect to eternal Life] between Judahite or Gentile, bond or free, male or female: for all are one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed [by the baptism with the Holy Ghost], and heirs according to the Promise” (Galatians 3:28-29). This inaugurated the Gentile dispensation wherein the Spirit of the Lord is not sprinkled in drops upon drips as the Judaeo-Roman priest sprinkles, but a full baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire that kills that old worldly nature and quickens the soul to eternal Life (Matthew 3:11-12). But as this holy Fire baptizes ALL flesh, sinner and saint, It converts or It will consume, for “he who rejects this baptism [has committed the unforgivable sin and] is condemned already” (John 3:18). The antitype of the Pentecostal Fire in this day of grace will begin to fall on “great and dreadful day of the Lord” after the close of the Gentile dispensation (Isaiah 10:17; Joel 2:31; Matthew 3-11-12; 13:40-42; Acts 2:20; Hebrews 6:8; Revelation 16:14).

“The last days” like the “shout, voice and trump” of the rapture, is not a single point in time but rather a prolonged period encompassing a succession of dispensations and is consequently a PROCESS of development as prophecy unfolds God’s threefold purpose. This is confirmed by Isaiah 2:2, Micah 4:1, and in Hebrews 1:1-3, “Long ago God spoke in many different ways to our fathers in the prophets, but in these last days He has spoken to us in His Son, whom He has appointed Heir of ALL things and through whom He created the world. As the reflection of God’s glory and the true expression of His Being He sustains the universe by His almighty Word. . .” By the grace of God the ministry of William Branham revealed the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 enabling us to place God’s Word in the context of history to see those prophecies which have been fulfilled and to recognize our day and its Message: the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now.

In Acts 2:16-18 Peter applies Joel 2:28-29 to identify the commencement of the “last days” with the outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost; he applies Acts 2:19 and Joel 2:30 to the Trumpet Judgments that sound upon Israel from the start to the finish of the Gentile dispensation, and Acts 2:20-21 and Joel 2:31-32 to the final judgments and purging of 144,000 elect Israelites, the foolish virgin and other classes of the ‘saved’ non-elect and this earth prior to the Millennium. Peter revealed that all power in heaven and on earth will be wielded by Jesus Christ until the second death following the White Throne Judgment when God makes His enemies His footstool and declares the supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. This anguished realization caused the Israelites to cry out, “Men and Brethren, what must we do to be saved? [We have murdered our Messiah]” (Hebrews 1:32-36; Psalm 110:1; I Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 20:11-15)!

Now you will understand what Joel meant when he said the former and latter rain shall come together in the last days (Joel 2:23). Moving now to this end-time, Brother Branham said, “[This is] the day that God has poured out His Spirit from on high, great signs and wonders are to accompany the ministry of this day. This is when the former and latter rain are falling together. And we know that there’s supposed to be great signs and wonders, which in many great denominations this is turned down” (Things That are to Be, p. 4:14). His ministry restored the former or “teaching” rain once delivered to the apostolic saints (Jude 3) through mysteries of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. The latter or “harvest” rain will sweep the world at the end of the Gentile dispensation and denominational tares bound by the Holy Spirit in ecumenism, inter-faith and charismatic groups will unite against Communism and Christians will be forbidden to minister or publicly express the true faith, like our Brethren incarcerated in Iran, and anyone in France, Germany and other European countries who dares expose the Jews and their BIG LIE of the holocaust, will be hunted and persecuted. When that ‘squeeze’ sets in you will see the Lord manifest Himself in the ‘third pull’.

The federation of churches will claim, “Whoever believes that Jesus Christ is the second (or third) person in the godhead is a Christian.” But the Bible says, “No man can say that Jesus is the Lord but by revelation of the Holy Ghost” (I Corinthians 12:3). One is not born-agan by memorizing Scriptures or by emotion. He must posses a clear revelation of the present Truth personally proven from Genesis to Revelation.

If you are a child of God in the Word of God, you cannot deny one Word because you are a written epistle manifesting that you are the Word for your day, known and read of all men. This is why Jesus said, “the elect of God cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God” (Matthew 24:24). According to Genesis 1:11 there can be no such thing as the evolution of species because “everything must bring forth of its own kind, whose seed is in itself” (Genesis 1:11). So how can faith, which is a clear understanding of the Holy Spirit in Word form cause you to believe anything contrary to God’s Word? God is not building a church organization. Organized religion like Judaeo-Catholicism and Anglicanism is not ordained of God and is nothing but the world with His Name on it. Like a mule, the Bible-denying Apostles’ Creed (so-called), written centuries after the death of the original apostles, it is a hybrid or perversion of God’s Word so instead of being His Spirit and eternal Life” (John 6:63), it is death. God is not counting bottoms on seats and huge church meetings, but hearts in the Gospel. He is building a Kingdom that is NOT of this world, rather than an earth-bound church organization.

At the close of the Hebrew dispensation the ten tribes of Israel were dispersed in exile among the Gentiles, while the remnant of Judahites and Benjaminites had assimilated the Edomites, who are physical Serpent’s seed, and Yahweh Torah had been perverted into many denominations whose beliefs “made the Word of God of no effect to them” (Matthew 15:9). So when Messiah appeared his Message contradicted this Talmudic perversion of the Law and Prophets and they killed Him. God washed Israel off His hands and turned to we Gentiles for the next two thousand years. Now Christendom has ended in apostasy as foretold in Romans 11:32, “God has concluded them both in unbelief, that He might have mercy on all.” Thus He has been calling “His people,” not every church member OUT from Rome and her (once) Protestant harlot daughters into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation by Brother Branham’s Message, which is the “midnight cry” of Matthew 25:6 and the “Shout” of I Thessalonians 4:16 confirmed by the heavenly Voice of Revelation 18:4.

God is building His Kingdom, the Body of Christ, by the Word, Word upon Word, and as a sperm fertilizes an ovum in the womb of a woman and that little egg begins to develop by multiplying cells, it does not add a human cell then the cell of a chicken, then the cells of a fish or cow; it brings forth human cells after its parents, there is no hybreeding or evolution of species. So the Christian will not believe Jesus is the Christ and mix that with a Catholic trinity, baptism in three Titles and the worship of dead saints such as Mary and Peter, His new birth and growth will by the Word, Word added to Word.

When Israel was journeying to the Promised Land God fed them fresh manna every day and there was no sickness unless they ate manna from a previous day. He sent Spiritual Food in due season to the angel of each of the Church Ages which rebuked and corrected the denominational traditions that had grown like leaven, corrupting the Message to the previous Age, then delivered the Message for the new Age. No leaven is to be found among us, just the pure unadulterated Word, which was made flesh in Jesus Christ and is transforming us into Word.

diagram illustrating the Body of ChristHow is the Body going to grow up unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ if we do not advance beyond Martin Luther’s doctrine of Justification by grace through faith (Romans 4:5-6)? The Lutherans, Anglicans and Presbyterians ran well in their day, but when God added the further revelation of His Word, that “without holiness no man shall see God” (Hebrews 12:14), church organization hindered them from pressing into Wesley’s Message of Sanctification. For the Body was rising again —“precept upon precept; line upon line” (Isaiah 28:10) in the Reformation of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church which martyred sixty-eight million Christians and led the world into almost a thousand years of Dark Ages. But the Philadelphian Church Age eventually denominated like the Sardis Church Age before it, and today’s Baptist, Methodist, Nazarene and Pilgrim Holiness denominations, as tombstones, memorialize the dead as the Spirit moved on to add a further measure of Word in the restoration of the Gifts of the Spirit and those predestinated to the Laodicean Age received the revelation that “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today, and forever.” He still speaks with other tongues, heals the sick, prophesies, reveals the Word of wisdom, Word of knowledge, and so forth. The elect left their dead denominations to walk in the Light as Jesus was in it, that is, the present Truth, or they were put out. The Pentecostals represent the last Move of the Spirit in the Church Age, and it was the Laodicean Church Age that ended in apostasy and put the Son of God without the camp where He is being crucified today as Israel expelled and crucified the Son of man two millennia before (II Timothy 4:3-3; Revelation 3:17-20). The churches had apostatised in 1963 when the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form.

The apostasy of the denominational church is represented on the diagram as the breach of fellowship or gap between the end of Laodicea and the second or ‘parousia’ Coming of Christ, the Capstone, that was also rejected and unplaced on the typical Great Pyramid of Giza built by Enoch, who was called out from the seventh generation of the first Adam before the world was destroyed by the great Flood. Christ is the “Chief Corner Stone” that was rejected by the builders (Isaiah 8:13-15; Romans 9:32-33; I Peter 2:1-8). The “shout” of Brother Branham’s Message is calling Christ’s end-time Bride out from Laodicea, the seventh generation from the last Adam, to make up the Capstone that will complete the pyramid of Christ’s Kingdom and Body for the first resurrection and translation before fire from heaven destroys this present world.

diagram illustrating the Body of ChristNow the Capstone is on the Pyramid. The Revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form to incarnate His end-time Bride. Hebrews 11:39-40, “All of the PART-Word saints, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise of resurrection: God having provided some better thing for us, [translation without death] that without us they can not be glorified.” As in the story of Lazarus the elect beggar and the rich young ruler who tried to buy Eternal Life by carnal good works without the sacrifice of faith in obedience, the denominational churches of this day build orphanages, kindergartens, schools, homes for the aged, hospitals and holiday camps—“presuming” to do God a service which is not His will (Deuteronomy 18:20). These may be vocations for Christians, but God commanded His Church to preach the Gospel and baptize in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ: we are not to add to His Word. Laodicea means “people’s rights” or Communism, a spirit that has conquered the world for Satan whose worldly church system is promoting Karl Marx’s “social justice.” There will be no justice before the consummation of life on earth and Christ’s millennial reign as Son of David. Prior to that time the world will become vastly more wicked until Satan is cast down to rule his New World Order incarnate in the Pope (Genesis 6:1-13; Daniel 12:10; Matthew 24:37; II Thessalonians 2:3; Revelation 12:7-13; 17:8, 11). Christians don’t want God’s Justice; Israel received God’s Justice under the Law which has condemned them ever since; we want His Mercy. Thus there is a chasm between the denominations and God that can only be crossed by the baptism with the Holy Spirit. God’s prophet Brother Branham stood in the breach and revealed the Seven Seals, by which faith His end-time Bride is called out of Laodicea and the world and into Christ. Because the rich young ruler made the wrong choice when confronted with the fullness of the Word he became a lost soul in chains of Darkness while he lived, and many souls are imprisoned now by the leaven of man-made creed and traditions, by the Word for an earlier day, and by a knowledge of the “letter” of this Message without a revelation by the “Spirit” to understand what it MEANS (Matthew 19:16-24; Luke 16:19-31).

There is a Word for each Age. God’s Word is the Holy Spirit in a form we can receive by faith, and faith is a clear understanding of the revealed Word, the Logos of the rhema. Romans 10:17, “Faith comes by hearing the Word of Christ” who is called God in John 1:1; 14:9; 20:28, Romans 9:5, Titus 2:13, Hebrews 1:8, and I John 5:20, etc.

You must realize it does not matter what Jesus, Brother Branham, the apostles and prophets, myself or even your good pastor say if you do not understand what is MEANT, and having proven that from Genesis to Revelation in your own Bible, see that revelation is living through you in Token of the Life of Christ on display. From the garden of Eden there has been a unique measure of Spirit allotted to each dispensation, and the baptism with the Holy Ghost, which is the new birth, is only available to those whose lives become written epistles of the Word allotted to their day. You cannot serve God if your life is acting out the Word for the days of Moses, John the Baptist, Methodists or Pentecostals. What brought Light and Life in those days is Darkness in this day. We must walk in the Light as He is in the Light, not impersonate the Light for a day gone by, for the saints predestinated to be born of that Light are made up and their bodies are in the grave pending the first resurrection.

Just one Word misconstrued by Eve caused six thousand years of the sickness, suffering, war, death and sorrow. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). And, “I Jesus have sent My angel [William Branham] to testify these things to you. . . If any man diminish aught from the Book of this prophecy, God will take his part out of the Book of Life” (Revelation 22:16, 19).

In the garden of Gethsemane Jesus overcame the desires of his corruptible flesh and mortal spirit, giving preeminence to the Will of the Father so that His one supplication was “That where I am may they be also [through the unity of the faith”] (John 17:21-24; 14:1-4). Jesus was at one with the mind of the Spirit who was once alone with His thoughts, and He was lonely, so in His great thinking He created His glorified Family, elect by His foreknowledge of how each of us would decide when confronted by the will of the Father. And Jesus one prayer was for our eternal fellowship with us through our agreement in the Word. How dearly we should desire He who said these comforting Words after the Lord’s Supper, “Let not your heart be troubled [concerning my imminent departure]: you have full trust in God, consequently trust also in Me [for I am one with the Father and returning to Him, so faith in God and faith in Christ are inseparable, and the glorification of the Son is the glorification of the Father” (I John 2:23; John 13:31-32)]. In claiming the same trust and reliance on Himself as on the Father, Christ makes Himself equal with God as in John 5:17-30 and Philippians 2:6. Hence there is no addition of faith in Christ to faith in God, nor a transfer of trust, but simply the concentration of our trust in the unseen God—who out of Christ is a mere abstraction—upon the visible incarnate Son, in whom this trust becomes real, concrete, and effective.

Having taken leave of the Father’s dwelling place on earth, hereafter “the Jews’ house” (Matthew 23:38; Psalm 63:9), the disciples like their Lord were now strangers on earth with no abiding place, but Jesus assured them: “In My Father’s House are many dwelling places [an allusion to the Temple with its numerous chambers (I Kings 6:5-6, 10)]: if it were not so, I would have told you [Martin Luther commented, “So if the Devil and his tyrants hunt you out of this place, you shall still have room enough”]. I go to prepare a place for you. [Christ went to Calvary to prepare a place for His disciples by His atoning death, resurrection and ascension]. And although I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again [raised for your justification (Romans 4:25)], and receive you to Myself [by the baptism with the Holy Spirit]; that where I am, there you may be also [seated in heavenly places—the Word for your Age (Ephesians 2:6; I Peter 1:12; I John 1:7)]. And you know whither I go, and you know the way [that of self denial that God may have the preeminence (John 14:6)]”. nl663.htm


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