Archive for September, 2011

Overpopulation: the Making of a Myth

September 27, 2011

 


Bible Believers’ Newsletter 706

“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.

Please remember Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in your prayers.

In this Newsletter we touch upon multiculturalism, miscegenation, the BIG LIE of overpopulation, birth control, and an incessant barrage of lies from the invisible world government in its dual aspects of Finance and Communism to manipulate our minds. We must take God’s Absolute as our shield and strong tower, not retreat to human reasonings and emotions in conformity with the current perceptions of unregenerate fellow citizens in empathy with the world under Satan’s dominion.

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


Trader Says Central Bankers want Depression

Sep[tember 26, 2011 — “Governments do not rule the world. Goldman Sachs [i.e. Rothschild] rules the world,” independent trader Alessio Rastani told the BBC Monday morning. “This economic crisis is like a cancer, if you just wait and wait hoping it is going to go away, just like a cancer it is going to grow and it will be too late!”

While we do not know who this trader is, one thing we can be 100% certain of is that he will never appear on CNBC.
Full story: youtube.com


Biggest Losers in Palestine Veto: the American People

September 22, 2011 — If the Palestinian application for United Nations full membership actually takes place Friday and the United States uses its Security Council veto to stop the process, it will be the final step in a predictable and preventable tragedy playing out. . . recognition of statehood carries with it recognition that the state exists within defined space, in this case the 1967 borders. This has enormous significance because those borders include many areas being colonized by the Israelis, as well as East Jerusalem. It means that any Israeli settlement that is on the other side of that border is considered completely illegal and that Israel is therefore a rogue state that is occupying and settling lands belonging to a neighboring state 44 years after the cessation of hostilities.

If the Palestinians are in the United Nations as a full member or even with limited rights, they will have access to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where they can take legal steps against Israel and against individual Israelis. Even though Israel doesn’t recognize the legitimacy of the court, when it reaches the point where no senior Israeli government official, present or retired, can travel without concern over being arrested, it will have a major impact on how Israel sees itself and how the rest of the world sees Israel. The clear depiction of Israel as an occupying power in violation of the Geneva Conventions, to which most of the world’s nations are signatories, would also fuel the Israel divestment campaign, which is another major concern of the Israeli government, and also legitimately so, as it could have a serious impact on the Israeli economy.

Acceptance of full Palestinian sovereignty and statehood by Israel and the United States would give Tel Aviv a genuine negotiating partner and go far toward restoring the reputation of the United States of America, while rejection of it will end the charade forever, eliminating any chance for any kind of viable peace process in the Middle East. And the damage extends beyond that. Saudi Arabia has already warned that the US veto will do irreparable damage to its bilateral relationship with Washington and forever destroy America’s reputation in the Arab world. Full story: original.antiwar.com

Comment: Precisely as Zedekiah prophesied. Mahmoud Abbas has fatally discredited the US as the arbiter of a Middle East peace. In telling the Palestinians there was “no shortcut” to statehood—after they have already waited more than six decades for justice—the US President revealed his country as incapable of offering moral leadership on the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If Obama is this craven to Israel, what better reception can the Palestinians hope to receive from a future US leader?


Obama at the United Nations: the Arrogant Voice of Imperialism

September 22, 2011 — President Obama delivered an empty and arrogant sermon to the United Nations Wednesday, laced with platitudes about “peace” that were designed to mask Washington’s predatory policies. . . The immediate purpose of Obama’s 47-minute address was to supplement a behind-the-scenes campaign of bullying and intimidation aimed at forcing the Palestinian Authority to drop its plan to seek a UN Security Council vote on recognition of Palestine as a sovereign member state.

Washington has vowed to veto any bid for Palestinian statehood if it comes to the Security Council, a move that would only underscore the real character of US imperialist policy in the Middle East and the hypocrisy of its claims to identify with the revolutionary upheavals of the Arab masses.

The speech and Obama’s defense of the veto threat served to accomplish the same purpose, further diminishing the US president’s popularity in the Arab world. According to a recent poll, his favorable rating in the region has fallen from roughly 50 percent when he took office to barely 10 percent, even lower than George W. Bush in his second term.

Obama rushed from the podium at the General Assembly hall to a meeting and joint appearance with Benyamin Netanyahu. The Israeli prime minister praised Obama’s remarks and made it clear that the two are working on a joint strategy to muscle Palestine Authority head Mahmoud Abbas into dropping the statehood bid. It was reported Thursday that there were efforts to get the Palestinian delegation to make an entirely symbolic plea for recognition, while agreeing to postpone any vote until after the resumption of US-brokered negotiations with Israel. . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca


What Libya had Achieved has been Destroyed

September 22, 2011 — While a “pro-democracy” rebel government has been instated, the country has been destroyed. Against the backdrop of war propaganda, Libya’s economic and social achievements over the last thirty years have been brutally reversed:

The [Libyan Arab Jamahiriya] has had a high standard of living and a robust per capita daily caloric intake of 3144. The country has made strides in public health and, since 1980, child mortality rates have dropped from 70 per thousand live births to 19 in 2009. Life expectancy has risen from 61 to 74 years of age during the same span of years. . . A historical reversal in the country’s economic and social development has occurred. The achievements have been erased. . .

War and Globalization are intricately related. The IMF and NATO work in tandem, in liason with the Washington think tanks. The NATO operation purports to enforce the neo liberal economic agenda. Countries which are reluctant to accept the sugar coated bullets of IMF “economic medicine” will eventually be the object of a R2P NATO humanitarian operation. . . The World Bank financed “reconstruction” programs of war torn countries are coordinated with US-NATO military planning. They are invariably formulated prior to onslaught of the military campaign. . .

Libya’s frozen overseas financial assets are estimated to be of the order of $150 billion, with NATO countries holding more than $100 billion. Prior to the war, Libya had no debts. In fact quite the opposite. It was a creditor nation investing in neighboring African countries. . . In a bitter irony, after having stolen Libya’s oil wealth and confiscated its overseas financial assets, the “donor community” has pledged to lend the (stolen) money back to finance Libya’s post-war “reconstruction”. Libya is slated to join the ranks of indebted African countries which have driven into poverty by IMF and the World Bank since the onslaught of the debt crisis in the early 1980s. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: Terrorists R US!


Overpopulation: the Making of a Myth

 

God’s commission to everyone born of Adam’s race is to: “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the Earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living, moving creature on earth”  (Genesis 1:28).

A Brother who attended a function at his granddaughter’s school, told me how wonderful it was to see the different races enjoying one another’s company as they have for six thousand years, but this is no justification for “multiculturalism.” Jesus specifically warned this last generation against this Satanic subterfuge which is a euphemism for miscegenation which was the original sin and along with homosexuality is the besetting sin today that no believer in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob can condone (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 6:1-4; Luke 17:28-30; Genesis 18).

Governments of our apostate once Christian nations have imposed this evil under command of the enemy of God and man who rules the invisible world government in its dual aspects of Finance and Communism. Their announced objective is to provoke a formidable social cataclysm between the different races and cultures, religions and colours all herded together contrary to nature and the revealed Word of God under the pretext of Christian compassion for people who are refugees. Those who are genuine refugees have been made destitute by the invisible world government hunting them out from their homelands in order to steal and monopolize natural resources and impose their innocent prey as a weapon to divide and conquer a new victim—the homogenous developed nations who grant asylum—in the era of planned chaos created when the ‘hidden hand’ collapses the fiat monetary system and global economy.

Human sympathy is not compassion, compassion is doing the will of God.

When Jesus came to the pool at Bethesda “a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, and withered lay waiting for the moving of the water,” Yet Jesus walked past them all to “a certain man” [He had been shown in a vision] who had an infirmity thirty eight years. When Jesus saw him and learned of his faith in attending at the time of healing for so long, He asked, “Do you want to be healed”? The sick man answered, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed, and walk.” And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked.

Jesus came to do the will of God: “I assure you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but acts out whatever the Father has shown to Him by vision” (John 5:1-19). That is compassion. Compassion is THUS SAITH THE LORD, the will of God.

To the invisible government we are serfs—”human resources” whose minds are manipulated by controlled education and media. A Congressional Select Committee investigating the subversive activities of US tax-exempt foundations between 1952 and 1954 found human activities are franchised worldwide as outlined in the editorial of Newsletter 308. Rockefellers have the franchise on education. What we see, read and hear in the media and what is taught in our schools, institutes of higher learning, established as professional standards and practiced by organized religions of all persuasions, is human engineering designed to accomplish the objectives of the invisible world government. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan explained: “One of the leading principles of the mystics was the sacredness and secrecy of self-knowledge and the true knowledge of the gods. This wisdom was, they thought, unfit for, perhaps even dangerous to, the ordinary human mind; or in any case liable to perversion and misuse, and loss of virtue if revealed to the vulgar and unpurified spirits. Hence they favoured the existence of an outer worship, effective but imperfect, for the profane” (Indian Philosophy).

Christians are admonished to “stand fast in the liberty whereby Christ has set us free; and do not submit again to a yoke of servitude” (Galatians 5:1). God sent His prophet William Branham to restore the apostolic faith and finish the mystery of God that we might recognize our day and its Message so that by faith in the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now we will occupy our position in the Body and not seek to impersonate the place of the Church Ages saints of some bygone day. When you have a clear revelation of God’s Word for this hour, and can see that part of the Word living through you, you are born-again of the Life of your Father in heaven, a written epistle of the present Truth known and read by all of your acquaintances. The sacredness and secrecy of self-knowledge and the true knowledge of the one and only God, our LORD JESUS CHRIST, enables you to see yourself in Christ, and knowing your identity, to exercise your authority in Christ over Satan, sin, sickness and the world.

a human beingBrother Branham said, “If you are a son of God, and if I am a son of God, or a daughter of God, we were in God at the beginning. And when Jesus became the Fullness of the Word, then we were in Him, germ form. When He was crucified, we was crucified in His body. When He rose from the dead, we rose with Him. And now, since we have recognized it, now we set together with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. See? If we are sons and daughters of God, we are God’s children; then we’re attributes of God. Then we got Eternal Life. And God is the only Eternal Life there is. Then we were in Him from the beginning. And when Jesus became all that Word, then we were part of Him then. Amen. There you are. When that’s in there, there’s no devil, no powers, no nothing can ever move it. That’s the tie post of the soul.”

“You can be anointed out here in this [mortal] spirit, and desire [memory, reasoning, conscience and imagination], and do all these other things, but when it comes to this tie post to that Word, you’ll never move from there. It’ll hold right steady and true to that Word as it can be. Outside of that, regardless of what you do, you’re still lost” (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, p. 7:28-29).

Christ’s end-time Bride is the Capstone of the pyramid. We are a W_O_R_D Bride, we follow the revealed Word of God—not propaganda of the enemy of God and man, or what our sense of sight, hearing, taste, touch, or smell—conscience, memory, reasoning, imagination, or affection report, which only enable us to contact the material world, but—THUS SAITH THE LORD, faith. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen [heard, tasted, touched or smelled]” (Hebrews 11:1).

Body of ChristEnoch who built the Great Pyramid, the Bible in Stone, knew that the Capstone, the Logos or fullness of the Word would be despised and rejected (I Peter 2:4-8) by Israel’s denominations, and as it is by the Gentile denominations today (Luke 18:8; II Timothy 3:1 – 4:4; Revelation 3:17-20). The stones of Enoch’s pyramid, which represents the Body of Christ, were cut to fit with such precision no mortar was applied. Each stone matches its neighbours so perfectly that even a razor blade cannot pass between them. “Speaking the truth in love, [its antitype, made from the “living stones” of Christ’s Bride of all Ages], is growing up in every way toward Christ who is the Head [Stone] from whom the whole body joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love” (Ephesians 4:15-16). Built on the broad foundation of apostolic faith with Christ as Mediator for the saints’ ignorance of the fullness of the Word while the Bible was sealed, the building narrowed as it rose through the first three Church Ages as faith waned until it was almost totally lost through nigh a thousand years of Dark Ages. The building continued to narrow through the last three Church Ages of the Reformation of the Judaeo-Catholic system of false worship as successively greater measures of faith were required to be baptized into the Body. And when the last saint was baptized into the Laodicean Church Age, Christ’s mediation ended. Then Revelation 4, 5 and 10:1-7 were fulfilled and the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 brought Christ the Logos or fullness back to earth in W_O_R_D form (I Corinthians 13:10).

Revelation 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, said the Lord who is, and was, and is to come.” As the diagram confirms, Christ the Word was the foundation on which His Body is built (I Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:20), and the Capstone that completes the Body (I Peter 2:6-7). He was the fullness of the Word at the beginning and is the fullness of the Word at the end, but He was not the PART-Word inbetween.

The revelation of the Seven Seals capped the Pyramid and the Capstone is made up of Christ’s end-time Bride. So at the opening of the Seals the Body of Christ was complete because although His end-time Bride was not yet born-again we were foreknown in the Capstone of the Body, and like the 144,000 elect Israelites we are predestinated to be born of the fullness of the Word so we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary and have no need for a Mediator for by God’s help the revelation of the Seven Seals brought us the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. Also like the 144,000 elect Israelites, our members are a finite number which explains why most of our ministry (Revelation 10:8-11) is to souls who are imprisoned now (II Timothy 3:1-13; 4:1-4). Hence the Capstone of the pyramid is honed to razor sharpness such that there can be no deviation to the right or to the left from the true path of righteousness, which is faith. To make our calling and election sure our faith must be honed to perfection to display the Token of the Life and faith of Jesus Christ to manifest that we are the Sons of God and operate the ‘third pull’ in a ministry just like His to receive translation grace (John 5:19; Romans 8:19; Ephesians 1:1-20).

Let us therefore apply God’s revealed Word as our paradigm and measuring rod, NOT what satisfies our ten mortal senses which we must bring under submission to the Word, or the approbation of unregenerate mankind. Doubtless every individual in the school assembly was an outstanding natural man or woman. However this apparent idyllic harmony of a diverse group of sincerely misguided nominal Christians was designed to create a strong delusion that people should believe the lie that God loves us all, and He surely won’t destroy a churchgoer. Thus the sleeping virgin are being seduced “as the Serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so their minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ so they should heed one who preaches a Jesus other than the Logos Paul has preached, or receive another spirit, or another gospel [like the gospel of multiculturalism] which was not delivered by Paul” (II Corinthians 11:1-4; Galatians 1:8-9; II Thessalonians 2:11). We are not to be unevenly yoked together with unbelievers (Matthew 25:6; II Corinthians 6:17; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 10:7).

Brother Branham said, “I think of that colored minister who stood down there that day in Shreveport and said, “I never was ashamed of being a black man. God made me a black man, and I appreciate my Creator making me this way. It’s the way He wanted me.” But said, “Today, to see my people acting the way they are, then I’m ashamed I’m a black man.” God bless his loyal heart. Certainly.”

“What good would a white woman want to have a baby by a colored man making him a mulatto child? It’s not sensible. If God wanted a man brown, black, white, whatever color He wanted him, that’s God’s creation. That’s the way he wanted it. He wants white flowers, blue flowers; God’s a God of variety. He likes big mountains, little mountains, deserts, plains, white, black, short, fat, and indifferent. God’s a God of variety.”

“If I was a colored man, or a brown man, or a yellow man, or a red man, I would be just as happy about it. Yes, sir. I sure would. That’s the way that my Maker wanted me and that’s the way I am. Right. Why does man want to tamper with anything for? When man gets into it, he ruins it. Let it alone the way God made it. Let a man be what he is; by the grace of God let him be.”

“But he has to cause great fusses now . . . causing riots, and big fusses, and everything else across the nations, and across the world just because he wanted to stick his head out about something. That’s the ignorance of the man. That’s right; hybrid again. Instead of leaving it the way God wants it, he wants to make his own way. He has to do something about it, you know. He has to make his own self a name. God be merciful to him. It’s a pitiful thing.”

“All right. Now, the Word that God told Eve then Satan come around and admitted that part of that Word was right, but said, “Surely this part’s not right.” (It wasn’t so from the Beginning, #61-0411).

We must not reason against the revealed Word of God. “When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance [determined in Genesis 10] when He separated the sons of Adam [Genesis 10:1, 5, 32; 11; Acts 17:26-27], He did so in order that Israel should posess a land corresponding to its population” (Deuteronomy 32:8; Genesis 1:11; 10; 11:7-9). The Lord God divided and separated men by nations, kindreds, languages, deserts, seas, mountains, cultures, natural charactistics, and temperaments. And we are to remain separate until the Millennium, thence there will be no marrying and no procreation.

Laying aside the commandment of Genesis 1:28 and 9:1 which is far from fulfilled, it was suggested that the problem is not ‘multiculturalism’ but Islam because the world is already overpopulated and Muslims have eight or more children. I replied, if this be so they are obeying God’s first commandment with blessing.

The notion that Earth is overpopulated is unscriptural propaganda disseminated by the invisible world government in its dual aspects of Finance and Communism whose Goal is World Depopulation and Slavery. They are arranged for Muslim immigration into the once Christian nations to serve as pawns and victims of societal unrest when the ‘hot stage’ of the present World War III erupts between political Zionists and political Islamists as planned in 1871.

In truth Earth could easily accommodate seventy five billion people, we just have to use our land more efficiently. In 1984 economist Thomas Sowell postulated the entire world population (then 4.4 billion) could live comfortably in the state of Texas. He wrote “Every human being on the face of the Earth could be housed in the state of Texas in one-story, single-family homes, each with a front and a back yard. A family of four would thus have 6,800 square feet—about the size of the typical middle-class American home with front and backyards.” According to more recent research on the topic, all of the world’s 1997 population (5.84 billion) could fit on the small Island of Bali in Indonesia (Stiefel 1998). In other words, there is no impending spatial capacity to how many humans could live on planet earth, we just have to develop new technologies that will allow humans to survive in any region of Earth. Look at Russia for instance, if Texas can hold 4.4 billion people how many could the entire nation of Russia accommodate? Tens of billions, we just have to design effective technology to make a region as harsh as Siberia habitable to the average person. Australia is an enormous continent, yet it is sparsely populated. There is no reason the Australian outback could not be developed to the point that outback Australia is as densely populated as the Island of Manhattan. Deserted regions of the world could be transformed into thriving cities (youtube.com).

(1 sq. mile = 5,280 x 5,280 sq. feet = 27,878,400 sq. feet. So 268,581 sq. miles = 7,487,608,550,400 sq. feet. For simplicity say 7.5 x 10^12. That divided by 7 x 10^9 is indeed over 1,000 square feet per person. So if we made one giant one-story compound over Texas, land, water, and all, we would each get a 1,000 square foot unit).

With apologies to Elvis Presley, some cattle stations (ranches) in Australia are “what’s bigger than all of Texas!” In a list of countries and dependencies ranked by human population density, measured by the number of human inhabitants per square mile, Macao ranks #1 with 48,003, China #80 with 363, USA #179 with 83, while Australia is #235 with 7.8 based on 2006 statistics.

I should not be too concerned about population density, for the pyramidal New Jerusalem will have an area of 4,500,000 square miles—almost 17 times the area of Texas. If we assume there will be 100 million Old and New Testament saints, population density will be a little over 22 per square mile. And around the circumference of the renewed Earth, which will have no more sea, I expect hundreds if not thousands of billions of the “saved” will live in “their nations” (Revelation 2:26; 12:5; 15:4; 21:24, 26; 22:2).

Further to my response regarding Muslims having large families, I added that Christians generally have large families and the that Bible does not condone birth control (unless the life of the wife would be endangered were she to bear children). The vocation of wife and motherhood is the highest Divine calling of woman. She is to bring life into the world (Genesis 1:28; 2:20-24; 3:16; Proverbs 12:4; 31:10-31; I Corinthians 11:1-15; Ephesians 5:20-23). Outside of salvation there is nothing better that God could give a man than a Christian wife.

On the matter of birth control, here are some quotations from the Message of Brother Branham:

Question: How do you feel about birth control?

Answer: And there is a possibility of it being done in the right way. I’d say it for general. There is so many days in a woman’s life that she’s not fertile. You understand? All right. Why. . .

Now, there’s sometimes a child would kill a woman; if she had a baby it’d kill her. You want to watch that too. See? So just be real careful about that. See? See, that’s bringing life, so what you’re put here on the earth to do.

If your wife is sickly, and a child would kill her, I wouldn’t do it. I don’t think the Lord wants you to do it. And you come to me personally on them things; have it on private interview. Let me talk to you personally (C.O.D., p. 1111:Q359).

Question: Would you endorse birth control?

Answer: No, I can’t endorse it. No, sir. See? (C.O.D., p. 1177:Q421).

“Today, I want you to notice. Jesus spoke of it. Also if you’d like to read it. Jesus made mention that this thing would come to pass (Did you know that?) in His last hours just before His crucifixion. Let’s just read it. St. Luke the 23rd chapter, and just for a moment like a Sunday school lesson, begin with the 27th verse, I believe I got marked out here: Jesus going to Calvary. Listen as I read it. All right, St. Luke 23:27, I believe is where we have it. My note has got it that way. Yes, here it is.”

“And there followed him a great company of people, and women, which also bewailed and lamented him.”

“But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.”

“For, behold, the days are coming, that they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. [Think today; it’s a disgrace for her to have a child. See?]”

“Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall they do in the dry?”

“Speaking of the day that when women wouldn’t no more want children. . . They want a dog or a cat or something like that, but she don’t want children anymore. Why? She’s old Mother Hubbard if she has a child. See? She don’t want. . . That’s the remarks of Hollywood. It don’t want his woman to be an old Mother Hubbard. So she’ll—he’ll have some operation performed to himself, or her, one, that’ll keep them from having children. They don’t want any children.”

“Jesus spoke of it, and what did He say? “At that time they’ll begin to cry for the rocks and the mountains to fall on them.”

“She’ll practice birth control so she can go to parties. She can’t be bothered with a baby nursing her. It’ll disform her. When she’s pregnated, it’ll disform her. She won’t look like she used to. And her husband ignorant enough to let her go that way. She won’t give him a child.”

“Jesus spoke of it. And He said that when they be doing this at that time, “They’ll going to cry again for the rocks to fall on them.” It’s coming of the Lord. They pay great sums of money for cats, dogs to mother. That’s right. She must mother something, because it’s a God-given nature to her” (Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ, p. 18:2 – 19:3).

Yesterday I was listening to the Jewish presenter of The Science Show on our taxpayer-funded national broadcasting system, an important organ for mass public manipulation by the invisible world government in its dual aspects of Finance and Communism. Speaking with a professor of genetics from University College London, on the more senior BBC brain-washing machine, he said: “Okay, let’s now face up to the b-word, ‘balance’, and I must tell you the situation in Australia in the ABC is changed because it used to be a situation where if we had someone saying ‘climate’ we would have, say, 500 different scientists with different aspects of climate science. Then there’s a theory if there was a bit of belligerence that we would have to have a balancing person and there were very few of the critics, numerically there are more working climate scientists than there are critics of the science, far more. And so you could end up with the 1,500 scientists on the one side and one belligerent appearing again and again saying, ‘No, that’s not true.’ What we’ve got now is something where you call the weight of evidence instead. The BBC doesn’t have that, does it”.

Whereas equal time was once given for opposing views—a deception employing Hegelian dialects whereby the strawmen, thesis and antithesis, are brought together in controlled debate to produce a preplanned synthesis that will delude the unthinking majority to see it as a fair, reasonable, democratic and therefore acceptable outcome.

In a blatantly prejudicial explanation of ‘balance’ (with his finger on the scales) the presenter skewed “the weight of evidence instead.” Saying in effect, “We’ll tell you what you will believe.” He was supported by his talent: “objective balance . . . then becomes a disease in broadcast media as a whole and it’s spreading across the world, which is that there is always two sides to every coin, but there aren’t in science.” Unfortunately the example presented as science was the impossibly unscientific lie pushed as ‘climate change’. . . And that happens all the time; climate change, vaccines, GM foods, you name it, it’s always like that, and it drives scientists round the bend, and it’s completely silly. Let’s talk about climate change. I think there is an overwhelming consensus among scientists that climate change is happening. There a slightly less but still overwhelming consensus that it’s due to human activities.” Further disinformation disseminated as ‘science’ in service to the invisible world government in its dual aspects of Finance and Communism.

Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who place darkness as light, and light as darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter”! Small wonder earthlings are so confused on the subjects we have discussed when we are bombarded day and night by lies presented as truth. We must prove all things from Genesis to Revelation: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). nl706.htm


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Zechariah Chapters Ten and Eleven

September 22, 2011

Bible Believers’ Newsletter 705

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

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God’s unchanging Word.

Please take your time studying our main article, Zechariah Chapters Ten and Eleven, and be sure to check the Scriptures. If you should study this or any previous issue of our Newsletter on-line the Scriptures should automatically display as you move your cursor over the reference.

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

 


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US torture room, Abu Ghraib

September 20, 2011 — Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been stripped of legal immunity for acts of torture against US citizens authorized while he was in office . . . Awareness is growing that Bush-era crimes went far beyond mere waterboarding . . . we’re talking about rape and murder here . . . boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling . . . And the Mayor of London threatened Bush with arrest for war crimes earlier this year should he ever set foot in his city. . . Guards at Bagram routinely kneed prisoners in their thighs . . . It went on over a 24-hour period, and I would think that it was over 100 strikes . . . Dilawar had been chained by the wrists to the top of his cell for much of the previous four days . . . the guards were instructed only to chain the prisoner back to the ceiling. . .

The next time the prison medic saw Dilawar a few hours later, he was dead, his head lolled to one side and his body beginning to stiffen. A coroner would testify that his legs “had basically been pulpified.” The Army coroner, Maj. Elizabeth Rouse, said: “I’ve seen similar injuries in an individual run over by a bus.” She testified that had he lived, Dilawar’s legs would have had to be amputated. Despite the military’s false statement that Dilawar’s death was the result of “natural causes,” Maj. Rouse marked the death certificate as a “homicide” and arranged for the certificate to be delivered to the family. The name Dilawar translates to English roughly as “Braveheart.”

Binyam Mohamed was seized by the Pakistani Forces in April 2002 and turned over to the Americans for a $5,000 bounty. He was held for more than five years without charge or trial in Bagram Air Force Base, Guantánamo Bay, and third country “black” sites. “They cut off my clothes with some kind of doctor’s scalpel. I was naked. I tried to put on a brave face. But maybe I was going to be raped. Maybe they’d electrocute me. Maybe castrate me . . . One of them took my penis in his hand and began to make cuts. He did it once, and they stood still for maybe a minute, watching my reaction. I was in agony. They must have done this 20 to 30 times, in maybe two hours . . . I was in Morocco for 18 months. Once they began this, they would do it to me about once a month. . .

“His genitals were mutilated. He was deprived of sleep and food. He was summarily transported from one foreign prison to another. Captors held him in stress positions for days at a time. He was forced to listen to piercingly loud music and the screams of other prisoners while locked in a pitch-black cell. All the while, he was forced to inculpate himself and others in plots to imperil Americans. The government does not dispute this evidence”. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: These and thousands of other innocent civilians suffer so Mr. Rothschild can run oil and gas pipe lines through Afghanistan, and so the CIA can source heroin to fund black ops. See how Satanic a nation becomes when it rejects the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Brother Branham said America rejected her last opportunity for national repentance in 1956/7. He called it “the prostitute of the nations,” and said “I don’t even pray for it.” “Home of the brave and land of the free”? I think not! According to the above image of a bloody US torture room in Abu Ghraib, America has yet to match the depraved bloodlust of Jewish bolsheviks wading through rivers of blood a foot deep slaughtering thousands of Christian ministers and believers in Russia. Read about it here, here, and here (Romans 1:18-32).


Judaeo-Communism: Grinding America Down

September 18, 2011 — In 1992, long before he was appointed to the Tenth District of the Idaho State legislature in 2007, Curtis Bowers was a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. He was asked by a writer friend to attend a meeting at Berkeley sponsored by the Communist Party USA who would be talking about using US public policy to bring down the government of the United States. Fifteen years later Bowers was forced to conclude they had virtually achieved their objective. . . Full story: jonchristianryter.com

Comment: Sixty-one years have passed since Russian delegate to the UN, Dimitri Manuilsky, spoke of “launching the most spectacular peace movement on Record.” The object of this was to be to “put the bourgeoisie to sleep,” so that the final takeover of the entire world by the Communists would succeed through the element of surprise.

This “peace offensive” was launched by Khrushchev in 1956, but passed largely unnoticed because of the dramatic diversion provided by de-Stalinisation. The vital importance of Khrushchev’s speech at the Twentieth Party Congress was that it inaugurated the strategy of “peaceful co-existence” as the means of achieving world-wide Communist dictatorship —an objective which clearly could not be gained by a conventional military confrontation. . . there has been a great deal of Party literature explaining that peaceful co-existence is simply the final strategy of conquest, the outcome of which “will be the triumph of communism throughout the entire world”.

Colonialism, whatever its beginnings, was indeed becoming increasingly benevolent. And anti-colonialism was in its inception an openly declared Communist strategy to bring down European civilization everywhere. . . thus the destruction of the native Africans, according to the Satanic plan to exploit the wealth of Africa in the service of a World Government, is now inevitable unless that World Government is exposed, challenged, and defeated in the little time left before “none dare call it treason”.

Depopulation as a conscious policy emerged in the eighteenth century French revolutions, and re-emerged with the Communist revolution in Russia, China, and elsewhere, and is current in Africa. ‘Decolonisation’ is depopulation on the do-it-yourself principle—currently on view in Nigeria and other African States. ‘Racial’ tensions and conflicts are quite obviously incited and sustained by propaganda, and serve to distract attention from the real conflict in the world, which is cultural. Communism, of course, is not a culture; it is the vehicle for the survival-policy of those ultimately behind it.

The evidence in overwhelming that behind Communist and associated evils there is a self-conscious elite, surviving by appointing its own successors, using war and revolution to keep the population ‘explosion’ at bay until its own power, and hence its survival, is unchallengeable. The attack on religion, morality and the mores of peoples presages what the future holds.

On May 3, 1966, the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alberto Nogueira, issued a statement at a Press Conference. “The African countries, yes; but not their peoples. It is the resources of the African continent which interest not so much the “great powers” as the invisible world government, in its dual aspects of Finance and Communism. The peoples of Africa and of Christian civilization stand in the way of the heart’s desire of the International Conspiracy, so in their millions they must perish to clear the way for the Grand Design.

It should be obvious by now why “the death of Communism” had to be staged. How else could Michael Gorbachev, chief Marxist-Leninist, and agent for the Pharisees of the City of London, be able to base his operations in the world’s chief anti-Communist country? How else would Western leaders consult without alarming their own citizens? How else would the masses be prevented from realizing that the purpose of such consultation is to work out the final details of a Communist world government?

Consider, for example, Gorbachev’s “Churchill” speech of May 6, 1992 in Fulton, Missouri, wherein he called for “global government” under the United Nations; it reads as if it were lifted from the pages of Foreign Affairs (the Journal of the CFR, which it probably was). Consider also the following statements of Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the Communist Party and “President” of the Soviet Union, taken from his speeches and his book, Perestroika. These certainly are well known to the “best and the brightest,” the CFR “wise men”; yet they have either hidden them or have explained them away because they do not comport with the false images of Gorbachev, Russia, and “perestroika” now being foisted on the American public:

• “In October 1917, we parted with the Old World, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving toward a new world, the world of communism. We shall never turn off that road.”

• “We will proceed toward better socialism rather than away from it.”

• “I am now [June 1990], just as I’ve always been, a convinced communist. It’s useless to deny the enormous and unique contribution of Marx, Engels and Lenin to the history of social thought and to modern civilization as a whole.”

• “The concept, the main idea, lies in the fact that we want to give a new lease on life to socialism through perestroika and to reveal the potential of the socialist system. . .”

• “I am a communist, a convinced communist. For some that may be a fantasy. But for me it is my main goal.”

• “Today we have perestroika, the salvation of socialism, giving it a second breath, revealing everything good which is in this system.”

• “We are carrying forth a Marxism-Leninism freed from layers of dogmatism, staleness and short-sighted considerations.”

Gorbachev’s own words and deeds abundantly confirm any sentient being exactly what Anatoliy Golitsyn has said: Gorbachev is no “liberal,” no reformer. He is a dedicated Marxist-Leninist carrying out the Communist long-range strategy of convergence. In his recent essay, “New Priorities for the World,” he declares “it is increasingly clear that the ideological foundations of the Western world are becoming outdated.” Note that it is the ideological foundations of the Western world—not the Marxist world—which are “becoming outdated.”

One evening, during a trip to Moscow early in 1992, as the evening wore on, the wife of my host said, “What if I told you that you will have a black president very soon and he will be a Communist? . . . This is not some idle talk. He is already born and he is educated and being groomed to be president right now. You will be impressed to know that he has gone to the best schools of Presidents. He is what you call “Ivy League.” You don’t believe me, but he is real and I even know his name. His name is Barack. His mother is white and American and his father is black from Africa. That’s right, a chocolate baby! And he’s going to be your President.”

“It’s all been thought out. His father is not an American black so he won’t have that social slave stigma. He is intelligent and he is half white and has been raised from the cradle to be an atheist and a Communist. He’s gone to the finest schools. He is being guided every step of the way and he will be irresistible to America.” She rattled off a complete litany. He was from Hawaii. He went to school in California. He lived in Chicago. He was soon to be elected to the legislature. “Have no doubt: he is one of us, a Soviet.” America would have to be converted to Communism and Barack was going to pave the way. Newsletters 625 and 662, and read The Communist Catechism.


Bahrain: Is Washington preparing ‘Regime Change’ in PR Disaster Kingdom?

September 18, 2011 — The persistence of pro-democracy protests in Bahrain in the face of brutal repression may be giving Washington second thoughts about its unwavering support for the royal rulers of the strategically important Persian Gulf kingdom. Are we about to witness a cosmetic ‘regime change’—not so much for the genuine sake of democratic rights in Bahrain, but more to save Washington’s vital interests across the region?

The tiny island situated between Saudi Arabia and Qatar serves as the base for the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet. The Fifth Fleet, comprising 16,000 personnel and 30 vessels, is a staging ground for US military projection across the Middle East and Central Asia. It also monitors the sealanes of the Persian Gulf through which some 30 per cent of the world’s total supply of traded oil passes every day. . . Apart from the US Fifth Fleet, the US has a free trade agreement with Bahrain, it sells some $20 million in weapons every year to the kingdom, and Bahrain is a financial hub for American and global capital.

Bahrain returned all these favours by lending Washington and its NATO allies diplomatic cover for the military intervention in Libya to oust Muammar Gaddafi. Bahrain, along with the other Gulf monarchies of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, lined up dutifully behind the US/NATO intervention to give it a veneer of Arab approval, and thus head off charges that the aerial bombardment of Libya is a Western imperialist war of aggression. The Gulf Arab monarchies have also performed the same political function of providing diplomatic cover for the US/NATO sanctions and threats of intervention against Syria. . .

The unreformable Bahraini regime thus presents Washington with a thorny problem. Not only is the US government being shown to be on the side of tyrants in Bahrain, but its support of such a regime is exposing a chasm in Washington’s rhetoric about human rights in Libya, Syria and elsewhere across the Middle East. Bahrain may only be a tiny territory, but the reality of state terror and repression against unarmed civilians is blowing a huge hole in the US facade of protecting human rights and democratic freedom. . . We shouldn’t be surprised therefore if the US Air Force is loading gold bullion for the hasty departure of King Hamad to Saudi Arabia. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca


Media Collusion with Bilderberg Group confirms Hidden Agenda

September 15, 2011 — At the European Parliament in Strasbourg in September 12, Gerard Batten MEP, UKIP (London), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group spoke regarding media collusion with Bilderberg Group and confirmed their hidden agenda for one world government. Full story: youtube.com.

Comment: Just about all US Bilderberg members belong to the Council on Foreign Relations. Hardly one person in 1000 ever heard of the Council on Foreign Relations. Why isn’t the CFR in the History Books? bilderberg.org


Carbon Tax

September 18, 2011 — Despite a specific election promise that “There will be no carbon tax”, Australia is about to get a carbon tax mess so complex it takes 19 bills to document it. In an underhand move, they have revealed quietly that all public submissions on these massive bills must be made in just one week . . . just one week to read and comment on over 1,100 pages of legislation. They have also decided to cancel public hearings . . .

The second stage of the carbon battle will start if they manage to force these bills through both houses of parliament. They can still be destroyed before they take effect in June 2012. To do that we need control of parliament to change—by a defection or a by-election. The final stage of the Carbon Tax War (which we hope not to see) will come if these bills become law. Using a number of underhand tricks and many related handouts, the government is trying to ensure that no future government can repeal these bills. Why these Bills should be resisted, rejected and, if needs be, repealed.

Comment: This is extremely important. The Carbon Tax is a Scam of the international banksters of the ‘City of London’ to introduce a carbon currency (or entitlement), and is part of the United Nations’ Agenda 21 to return the whole world to serfdom by restricting individual entitlement to energy. This will destroy industry and bankrupt all nations because without production they will be unable to meet financial obligations. This is part of the program of massive world depopulation and will produce worldwide famine as foretold in the Fourth Seal which opened in 1906 and continues to the commencement of the Great Tribulation (Revelation 6:7-8) because without energy agricultural production will fail. The US is presently introducing “Smart Grid” which enables real time control over energy, water and natural gas, distribution and consumption, on a local, national and global basis. It will monitor and control ALL electrical and electronic products in every household and business using WIFI, and manufacturers are incorporating compatible technology in appliances.


Mel Gibson to make Film on the Machabees

September, 2011 — Traditional Catholic producer-director-actor Mel Gibson has decided to produce another traditional Biblical epic. His subject this time will be the Old Testament hero Judas Machabeus. . . He believes that the story of the Machabees parallels that of the Modern Church, that is, the Newchurch of the New Order, and he thinks that the movie will help force change to that corrupt organization, which has lost the true Faith. . .

Warner Bros. will underwrite the drama that teams Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who will write the script with Gibson’s collaboration. Gibson has first option to direct the film, but will definitely produce it through his Icon Productions banner. The history of the Machabees, father and four brothers, is told in the First and Second Book of the Machabees in the Old Testament. The Machabees led a revolt against those who had shut down the Holy Sacrifice in the second century BC and were fighting against their fellow Jews, sellouts to the Alexandrian pagans. These secular Jews practiced Greek (nude) sports in a gymnasium in close proximity to the Temple. Even the secular Jewish priests became addicted to the games. Many Jews, rejecting their faith, had the marks of circumcision removed to avoid being recognized as Jews in the baths or the gymnasium. As the First Book of Machabees (1:15-16) tells the story:

 

“And they [the Jewish sellouts] built a place of exercise in Jerusalem, according to the laws of the nations [pagans]. And they made themselves prepuces and departed from the holy covenant and joined themselves to the heathens and were sold to do evil”.

 

Even though the Machabees were Old Testament Jews, secular Jews are already condemning the film that tells of their own history. The latest traitor to his own faith is secular Jew, Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. It seems that Hier is far from tolerant himself. The script hasn’t even been written!

Gibson courageously stood up against some two years of constant battering by the likes of the hypocrite Abraham Foxman, of the Sons of the Jewish Covenant (B’nai B’rith). Foxman in fact owed his life to a French Catholic couple who took him in during the persecutions of the Second World War. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Deadline New York]. Even now, it took only a few hours for Abraham Foxman and Rabbi Heir to lash out at the prospect of the film, and to ask Jews to boycott it. Full story: traditio.com

 


9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts speak out, Full-length, Pre-Release

This full length video production by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth is an exhaustive examination of undisputed FACTS, and an explanation of the science which points in only one direction. WTCI, WTCII and WTC7, were brought down by “controlled demolition.”

Watch this excellent video and inform yourself! Listen carefully to the architects, engineers, physicists, and explosive demolition experts explain in the most compelling fashion exactly why these buildings came down. Then circulate to your friends and family.

“We can ignore reality indefinitely, but we cannot ignore the CONSEQUENCES.” Help Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth make the most of the opportunity provided by the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to publicize evidence about the destruction of the three WTC high-rises on 9/11. Full story: youtube.com


Vatican, Lutherans preparing Document on Reformation

September. 2011 — According to the Vatican official on ecumenism, the Church and the World Lutheran Federation are preparing a Joint Declaration on the Reformation, in view of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses. Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, announced this in an interview with the German Catholic agency KNA. In this context, Vatican Radio reported Monday that Benedict XVI wants his Sept. 22-25 trip to Germany to have an ecumenical focus. The Catholic-Lutheran document will ‘analyze the Reformation in the light of 2,000 years of Christianity,’ noted Vatican Radio. ‘The joint commemoration of this anniversary could be the occasion for a mutual mea culpa,’ the report suggested. For Cardinal Koch, ‘a common purification of the memory’ is necessary. . .
Full story: cfnews.org.uk


Zechariah Chapters Ten and Eleven

Zechariah chapter ten is an expansion of the prophecy in the foregoing chapter. The Judahites are called to forsake their teraphim idolatry and petition the Lord in prayer. First there is the promise of rain, which He alone can send in response to faith and fruitful seasons as promised in 9:17. Please follow in your own Bible.

“Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain [in mid-February, which is Spring in Israel]; the Lord makes the thunderbolts and storm clouds and gives everyone who asks rain in abundance with vegetation in every field.”

Rain is a symbol of temporal and Spiritual blessings. We are awaiting the latter rain, a Spiritual outpouring like the former or teaching rain that came upon Israelites on the day of Pentecost and upon Christ’s end-time Bride through the ministry of Brother Branham that restored the heart of those predestinated to be Christ’s end-time Bride back to the faith of their apostolic fathers by the revelation of the Seven Thunder mysteries hidden under the Seven Seals (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:1-7). Brother Branham said the latter or harvest rain will sweep the world causing every soul to manifest the nature of the seed sown therein. The Judaeo-Catholic seed will bear Judaeo-Catholic fruit, Judaeo-Communist seed will bear after its kind: “he who is filthy will be filthy still, and he who is righteous will be righteous still, and he who is holy will be holy still” (Genesis 1:11; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43). Christ’s end-time Bride will manifest that she is the Word for her Age (Romans 8:19), and the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 will be anointed to pour out the former or teaching rain on 144,000 elect Israelites (Joel 2:23; Daniel 12:10).

At the close of the Gentile dispensation an earthquake cleaving the mount of Olives will destroy the Dome of the Rock on Mount Moriah, igniting the ‘hot stage’ of World War III. Then Jerusalem will be invaded, her women raped, homes and businesses looted, and the spoil divided in the city (Zechariah 14:1-2; Revelation 12:15-16). Consequently the Khazars will desert Israel en masse, returning to Poland, Russia, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, USA, and the UK. Jerusalem will be divided between East and West, the Palestinians will establish their sovereign state, and the remnant of God’s people (Isaiah 11:11) [genuine blood Israelites who have remained in exile “for fear of the Jews” will return for their redemption to the land of the Covenant which their sworn enemy (Genesis 27:39-41) has abandoned] and shall not be cut off from the old city of Jerusalem.

Satan will be cast down to Earth to incarnate the pope of the Judaeo-Roman Universal church and great tribulation will envelop a world ruled by Rome and her US image. Russia will invade and occupy the earthquake-devastated US with Los Angeles and much of the west coast sunk beneath the Pacific as Brother Branham prophesied, the antitype of Capernaum which was sunk by earthquake beneath the Sea of Galilee in answer to Jesus’ prophecy (Matthew 11:23; Luke 10:15-16). Under martial law following this global convulsion of nature the wise and foolish virgin will be persecuted for their witness warning familiars and strangers against the mark of the beast, and forbidden by the world church system from conducting services or even praying for the sick without affiliation. (This has been happening for years in the military and US prisons where I had to visit on the coat tails of the Gideons. Now house churches are being required to hold a permit). Quickly we will be made a hunted and persecuted little group with no resources but the Word of God and prayer, causing us to resort to the ‘third pull,’ God’s response to which will elevate our faith to receive translation grace and change in the atoms. Thereafter the Devil-incarnate Pope will unite the Judaeo-Roman denominations and all religions to restore peace and be acclaimed president of one world government.

The call to prayer is contrasted with the idol-worship which had brought judgments on the princes and people. “For the idols have spoken vanity and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd. My anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the he-goats: for the Lord of hosts has visited His flock the house of Judah, and has made them as His goodly horse in the battle. Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together”.

Teraphim were household gods worshipped by Abram’s kinfolk in Mesopotamia (Joshua 24:14). Possession of the teraphim was the equivalent to holding title to the family estate. So when Jacob departed with Rachel, she stole her father Laban’s teraphim (Genesis 31:30-35), small images in human form (I Samuel 19:13-17) used for divination in place of the Urim Thummim alongside the worship of Jehovah (Hosea 3:4). There was a preponderance of diviners and false prognosticators before the overthrow of Israel, and then Judah (Jeremiah 27:9; Ezekiel 22:28). As a consequence the Lord sent them into exile and until the advent of Jesus Messiah they were without a ruler in the Davidic line.

Owing to idolatry the Northern kingdom was dissolved and her subjects dispersed throughout the Assyrian empire where they dwell to this day. When Judah followed Israel into trinitarian idolatry she lost her Davidic king “until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled,” that is, from Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion to the consummation (Luke 21:24). So the people of all twelve tribes were without a true shepherd and came under subjection to heathen governors whom the Lord calls “shepherds” and “he-goats” as they lead the lambs to the slaughter. The Lord punished the he-goats in a military struggle and as in 9:13 He called Judah His bow and Ephraim His arrow; here he calls Judah “His goodly horse in the battle” and “His flock.” The blessings promised in answer to prayer included rulers coming out of themselves—the Maccabees, Judah’s governors and deliverers from Antiochus—typifying Messiah’s future deliverance of the nation, the conquest of their foes, and restoration and establishment of both Israel and Judah in their own land in lasting peace and piety.

“Out of Judah came forth the corner, out of Judah the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.” The word “corner” signifies a governor (I Samuel 14:38; Isaiah 19:13; 28:16). Judah will no longer be subject to foreigners, but from itself will come every one of its rulers. The reference is primarily to the Maccabees, Judah’s governors and deliverers from Antiochus the oppressor, and a type of Messiah. On them will hang all the glory and hope of Israel as on the large ornamental nail built into the wall of oriental tents hung most of its valuable furniture.

Messiah is the Antitype and Corner-stone who stays and binds together the Church of both Judahites and Gentiles. “And they shall be as mighty men, who tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the Lord is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded. And I will strengthen the house of Judah [the southern kingdom], and I will save the house of Joseph [the northern Kingdom], and I will bring them again to place them [for redemption in the land of the Covenant]; for I have compassion upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them.” Judah will not need foreign soldiery as Messiah shall be her battle-bow. They are made Jehovah’s war horse, and so tread down the foe with all His cavalry into the mire (Ezekiel 38:4; Daniel 11:40), which was the chief strength of the Syro-Grecian army (I Maccabees 3:39; 4:1).

In verse 6 Judah and Joseph comprehend the whole House of Israel that is to be completely restored in the land of the Covenant: NOT in 1948 but in the latter half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week, hastening the glorious final consummation under Messiah. Jehovah will hear them and they shall rejoice in the Lord who has given them victory over the foe.

“Then Ephraim shall be like a mighty warrior, and their hearts shall be glad as with wine: their children shall see it, and rejoice; their hearts shall exalt in the Lord. I will whistle for them to gather together, for I have redeemed them: and they shall be many as of old”.

The metaphor is of the shepherd whistling to control his flocks. In Scripture it is always God, as the Great Shepherd who whistles (Judges 5:16; Isaiah 5:26; 7:18, etc.). This is the Good News of Jesus Messiah for Ephraim, and speaks of the restoration of the whole house of Israel in the first half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week. “Their children” speaks of the elect of the northern Tribes as qualified by Isaiah 54:13: “And all your children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of your children”.

Isaiah’s “all” is qualified by John 6:44-45: “No man can come to Me, except the Father who has sent Me draws him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets: And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes to Me.” So Isaiah’s “all” is restricted to an election who recognize their day and its Message, as the blessing or new birth in each of the seven Church Ages was to those with a Spiritual ear to hear what the Spirit was saying to the Churches. Again, Jesus said: “My sheep receive My Word and will not follow a stranger” (John 10:1-5).

The Lord will gather His scattered people back to Palestine (Zechariah 10:10; Isaiah 5:26; Ezekiel 36:11). And the utter downfall of the Northern kingdom, so long before that of Judah, will have removed every political reason for maintaining the ancient disruption, and all the circumstances of this coming time will incline the tribes to coalesce again as one people as foretold in Ezekiel 36:11.

Zechariah 10:9-12, “Though I have sown them among the nations in far countries they will remember Me, and return to Israel with their children” (Ezekiel 37:14). The wide dispersion just before Christ’s first Coming prepared the way for the apostles’ preaching in synagogues throughout the world; and everywhere some Old Testament seed had been sown it was ready to germinate when New Testament Light and heat were brought to bear on it by Gospel preachers. Thus the way was opened for entrance among the Gentiles.

“I will bring them back from the land of Egypt, and gather them from Assyria to the land of Gilead and Lebanon [the former home of the ten tribes on either side of the Jordan], till there is no room for them” because of their increase. This refers to the imminent restoration of the Israelites to the Land of the Covenant in the first half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week. As of old, God gloriously vindicated His people in the passage through the Red Sea, so now He will He make a way through every obstacle that opposes Israel’s restoration (Isaiah 11:11-16; Revelation 16:12). “And I will strengthen them in the Lord; and they shall walk up and down in His Name [Jesus Messiah, the Son of God]”.

These last four verses describe a far greater blessing than the victories of the Maccabees: Spiritual blessings couched in terms borrowed from the old experience of the people. The drying up of the Red Sea, the humiliation of Assyria, and the overthrow of Egypt set forth the removal of all obstacles impeding a Spiritual return to God. Perhaps you have recognized this is being fulfilled daily in the news. The hour is exceedingly late. But 2,000 years before this event takes place Israel would reject her Davidic King Messiah and be rejected herself while Christ calls His Gentile Bride; our dispensation will soon end with the resurrection of the sleeping saints followed by the manifestation and translation of the living Sons of God.

After tracing the distresses of Israel in their apostasy, chapter 9 set forth their deliverance through military conflicts in which “the Lord shall appear above them [because He fights from heaven on their behalf].” The victory of the Maccabees is followed by a substantial increase in population within the dispersed of Israel and among the Judeans, so here in chapter 10 we saw Judah charged to put away idolatry and return to the Lord in repentance and prayer with the promise of millennial blessings. So in our study thus far we have found Zechariah’s prophecies of Judah’s return from the Captivity to Christ’s first Coming fulfilled in history, with glimpses of Christ’s millennial reign as the Son of David.

Chapter 11 concludes the announcement of Zechariah’s first “burden” of God’s judgment upon Israel begun in chapter 9 and presents a marked contrast to the previous two chapters, which were full of encouragement for the Judeans who were reconstructing the temple, for although they speak much of conflict, the Covenant people are represented as victorious. After foretelling Judah’s protection from Alexander, and with a passing glance at Zion’s future King Messiah, the triumphs of the Maccabees and the recovery of their former national strength and prestige, Zechariah proceeds to lift the veil from the final outcome of Jewish obduracy, and it’s terrible results, in order that the faithful should take alarm in time, and earnestly draw near to God that they not be overtaken by the substance of the Divine judgment upon the unfaithful prophesied in the long chapters of Moses (Deuteronomy 28-32).

Zechariah 11:1-3, “Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire [of invasion by Imperial Rome] may devour your cedars. Wail, O cypress trees, for the cedar has fallen, the glory of the trees is ruined: Wail, O oaks of Bashan [in Syria], for the thick forest has been felled! Hear the cries of the shepherds; for their glory is despoiled [in the natural, their flock on which they are dependent]: hear the roaring of young lions [driven by the flames from their favourite lair, the thickets on the river banks known as] the pride of Jordan is laid waste. [In the antitype it is the Temple and Jerusalem that are razed and wasted under the successful siege of General Titus in AD70]”.

In a metaphor, the first three verses symbolize a whirlwind of flame sweeping through the entire land, laying waste to mountain and plain, forests and meadows, and drying up even rivers and streams. Men and beasts—Judah’s civil and religious leaders and those they are supposed to shepherd are overtaken and together raise a cry of despair. Natural Israel had enjoyed peculiar privileges under the Covenant, but neglected the accompanying responsibilities. Amos 3:2-3, “You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities”.

This puts us in mind of the united States of America, the now apostate vanguard of Christendom, and the terminal fate prophesied upon that terrorist nation and rogue state, other colonies and occupied nations for subordinating themselves to the Banksters of the City of London’s Israel, and to Vatican City State. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Israel types the United States. Repeatedly in the course of their previous history God had visited Israel with His rod, but there had always been a recovery. War, pestilence or famine; or they were sold into the hand of their enemies for shorter or longer periods to execute His wrath. But in the end the rod was lifted and sadly they resumed their former condition. Now, however, there was to be a final act of judgment summing up all that had gone before and filling the wrath of God upon obdurate impenitence. Like the last of Brother Branham’s seven major continuous visions which was one “wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America”.

Zechariah 11:4-14, “Thus says the Lord My God; [in pantomime personate Me as Shepherd and] feed the flock doomed to slaughter; whose buyers slay them, and hold themselves not guilty; while those who sell them say, Blessed be the Lord; for I am rich: and their own shepherds have no pity on them. For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of the land, says the Lord: but I will cause every man to fall into the hand of his neighbour and into the hand of his king: and they will turn the land into a wilderness, and I will not deliver it from their hand.”

“So I became the shepherd of the flock destined for slaughter, even the poor of the flock. And I took two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock. In one month I cut off three shepherds. My soul became impatient with them, and their soul detested Me. Then I said I will no longer shepherd you. What is to die, let it die; what is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the remainder eat the flesh of another.”

And during the siege of Titus, parents did their own children according to prophecy (Deuteronomy 28:55; Jeremiah 20:9; Lamentations 4:10). Josephus tells of a certain Mary who, “snatching up her son, who was a child sucking at her breast, she said, “O thou miserable infant! for whom shall I preserve thee in this war, this famine, and this sedition? As to the war with the Romans, if they preserve our lives, we must be slaves. This famine also will destroy us, even before that slavery comes upon us. Yet are these seditious rogues more terrible than both the other. Come on; be thou my food, and be thou a fury to these seditious varlets, and a by-word to the world, which is all that is now wanting to complete the calamities of us Jews.” As soon as she had said this, she slew her son, and then roasted him, and eat the one half of him, and kept the other half by her concealed. Upon this the seditious came in presently, and smelling the horrid scent of this food, they threatened her that they would cut her throat immediately if she did not show them what food she had gotten ready. She replied that she had saved a very fine portion of it for them, and withal uncovered what was left of her son. Hereupon they were seized with a horror and amazement of mind, and stood astonished at the sight, when she said to them, “This is mine own son, and what hath been done was mine own doing! Come, eat of this food; for I have eaten of it myself! Do not you pretend to be either more tender than a woman, or more compassionate than a mother; but if you be so scrupulous, and do abominate this my sacrifice, as I have eaten the one half, let the rest be reserved for me also.” After which those men went out trembling, being never so much affrighted at any thing as they were at this, and with some difficulty they left the rest of that meat to the mother. Upon which the whole city was full of this horrid action immediately; and while every body laid this miserable case before their own eyes, they trembled, as if this unheard of action had been done by themselves. So those that were thus distressed by the famine were very desirous to die, and those already dead were esteemed happy, because they had not lived long enough either to hear or to see such miseries.”

“This sad instance was quickly told to the Romans, some of whom could not believe it, and others pitied the distress which the Jews were under; but there were many of them who were hereby induced to a more bitter hatred than ordinary against our nation. But for Caesar, he excused himself before God as to this matter, and said that he had proposed peace and liberty to the Jews, as well as an oblivion of all their former insolent practices; but that they, instead of concord, had chosen sedition; instead of peace, war; and before satiety and abundance, a famine. That they had begun with their own hands to burn down that temple which we have preserved hitherto; and that therefore they deserved to eat such food as this was. That, however, this horrid action of eating an own child ought to be covered with the overthrow of their very country itself, and men ought not to leave such a city upon the habitable earth to be seen by the sun, wherein mothers are thus fed, although such food be fitter for the fathers than for the mothers to eat of, since it is they that continue still in a state of war against us, after they have undergone such miseries as these. And at the same time that he said this, he reflected on the desperate condition these men must be in; nor could he expect that such men could be recovered to sobriety of mind, after they had endured those very sufferings, for the avoiding whereof it only was probable they might have repented” (Wars of the Jews, VI,3:4-5).

“And I took My staff, Beauty, and hacked it apart, to break the covenant which I had made with all the people. It was broken in that day: and the wretched among the sheep, who were watching Me, knew that it was the Word of the Lord. Then I said to them, If it seems right to you, give Me My wage; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for My wages thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord told Me [not without irony]: Cast it to the potter—a magnificent price so highly esteemed and precious am I in their sight. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter [or image-maker] in the house of the Lord. [Therefore in verse 17 He calls Judah’s priesthood “idol shepherds”]. Then I hacked apart My other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel”.

Picture Zechariah in your mind as he rehearses this pantomime before the people here and there as he moves about the towns and villages in Judah.

Before the consummation of this great act of judgment upon Judah, the Lord determined to make one final effort to save the wretched people and commands Zechariah to act out the ministry of the rejected Jesus Messiah in the office of the Good Shepherd with two staves, to guide, defend, rule and lead Israel and Judah to green pastures and still waters. He seeks to rid them of false leaders and win them to ways of truth and right. The Good Shepherd loves His sheep and when He came He expected that He would be loved and received by them in return, but instead He is despised and rejected by a people who demand His blood and prefer the life of the murderer Barabbas, and Caesar’s heathen rule to that of Messiah their King (Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 27:15-21; John 19:15). His attempt is in vain because of their obdurate wickedness, and results in a mutual recoil. He loathes them, and they abhor Him. Compelled by their ingratitude, He breaks His two staves in token that all is over. Thus Israel is a flock doomed to perish in the Divine judgment, their national inheritance and “the kingdom of God taken from them and given to a nation bringing forth its fruits. And whoever shall fall on this [Cap or Corner] stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it falls, it will grind him to powder” (Matthew 21:33-46). As Judge the Stone falls upon unbelievers who, running against and falling over the Word, make Him a Spiritual offence and stumbling block (Isaiah 8:14; I Peter 2:6-8). They will be spiritually dismembered in individual reprobation as Israel was demolished. Whoever Christ the Stone falls upon in judgment will be ground to powder, reduced to his elements and annihilated (Daniel 2:34-35).

Their buyers who slaughter them are “not guilty” since they are executing what is the righteous punishment of God, as against Jeremiah 2:3 where it appears that Israel was holy and none could injure them without incurring guilt. Their sellers making merchandise of the people and regarding their profits perfectly honest, say, “Blessed be the Lord; for I am rich,” These buyers and sellers are their heathen oppressors. And finally, “their own shepherds, [the civil authorities, priests and scribes who], have no pity on them” and spare them not.

As Christ, Zechariah “fed the flock” or set to guide, feed and defend a people so wicked and hardened that they are already ‘cherem‘ or devoted to slaughter in just retribution for their sinful ways. The passage is analogous to the parable of the wicked husbandman just quoted wherein the Jews, when asked by our Lord what should be the fate of those wicked husbandmen, sealed their own fate and pronounced their own sentence, saying, “They will be miserably destroyed, and the vineyard let out to others, who shall render the fruits in their seasons.”

“In one month [at the terminus of His ministry] Messiah cut off three shepherds,” the aforementioned orders (subsumed in Himself as Prophet, Priest and King) by which Israel was ruled (Matthew 16:21), mentioned in Jeremiah 2:8, 18 as perverters of the nation and the cause of its destruction like their counterparts in Christendom, were “cut off” in the last period of the siege of Jerusalem, when all authority within the city was at an end. Jesus was hailed as Son of David and presented as the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee, while as priest He taught in the Temple (Matthew 21:9-11, 23). When the furious mob, incensed by the “three shepherds” to unthinking hatred against Christ (as today they are incensed against God’s revealed Word, and innocent Islam by false flag terrorism plotted and planned by the same “three shepherds”), gathered before Pilate’s tribunal, shouting: “Away with Him, crucify Him. The Roman governor asked, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered [decisively], We have no king but Caesar” of whom Zechariah, personating Jesus, had said, “I will no longer have compassion on the inhabitants of this land: I will deliver every man into the hand of his neighbour, and into the hand of his king [Caesar]: and they will transform the land into a desert, and I will not deliver them from their hand” (John 19:15; Zechariah 11:6).

These decisive words “cut off the three shepherds” and filled up Israel’s iniquity: “Had I not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty: but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. Had I not accomplished the works among them which no other man accomplished, they would not be guilty: but now they have seen and hated both Me and My Father. They have done this so the Words of their Law might be fulfilled: They hated me without a cause” (Psalm 69:4; John 15:22-25).

After four hundred years without a prophet John the Baptist and Jesus Christ were murdered, since when no prophet has been sent to that nation. Her priesthood was replaced by the priesthood of Jesus Christ to Spiritual Israelites of every nation, tribe, and tongue of Adam’s race, and God sent Titus to destroy the Temple and the Muslims to desecrate Mount Moriah with Al Aqsa Mosque and Es Sakhra, the Dome of the Rock as prophesied by Jesus Christ and (Matthew 24:2) Daniel 9:26. Israel’s King was to have been God Himself but they yearned for a king “born in sin and conceived in iniquity,” whom they could see and touch contact without faith. Their choice was a Hollywood type who was head and shoulders over his kinsmen; he failed. God’s choice was a ruddy-faced little runt named David, a young man of such faith he did not fear to confront and slay the Serpent’s seed Goliath in the Name of the Lord. As the Israelites degenerated spiritually and morally, God chastised them with a view to correction and at the time foretold by the prophets the Lord took human form through the virgin birth as Israel’s King whom Israel repudiated, and “being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God they crucified by wicked hands” (Acts 2:23). Thus Israel was “cut off from her three shepherds,” and from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Do you see the parallel with the apostate churches today who despised and rejected the ministry of Brother Branham which revealed Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, and today, and forever, in the office of Son of Man as foretold in Luke 17:28-30: discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart, restoring sight to the blind, speech and hearing to deaf mutes, casting out demons, making cripples whole, and raising the dead? Do see the reality of “preaching to the total lost”? “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). That was the Messianic sign that revealed Christ the Word veiled behind the created man in the days of Lot, and behind the flesh of the virgin-born Man in the Gospels.

The Good Shepherd renounced His flock to receive the consequences of its fatal rejection of the means of their own deliverance. Accordingly He broke the staff He named “Beauty,” annulling the Covenant He had hitherto laid upon the enmity of foreign nations (Job 5:23; Hosea 2:18; Ezekiel 34:25). In the day it was broken, the “little flock” who gave heed to the Lord recognized the fulfillment of Scripture (John 10:4-5, 14-15; Jeremiah 32:8). After breaking one, and before breaking the other He asked the Jews for His wages, but only if they were willing to acknowledge and appreciate His pastoral care. That He left the matter to their pleasure—if it seems good”—indicates He served them not for money but in obedience to the Divine will. The wages, however, that were due were heartfelt penitence and faith. But they offered thirty pieces of silver, the compensation for a slave who had been killed or the price for which one could purchase a female slave (Exodus 21:32; Hosea 3:21). Such a contemptuously undervalued offer by the flock was more offensive that a direct refusal, and was indignantly rebuked by the Lord (Matthew 27:9-10 which refers to Jeremiah as he was the original author from whom Zechariah derived the groundwork of the prophecy).

Do you see the parallel in Brother Branham’s ministry whereby he indicted the Great harlot of Rome and her once Protestant daughters, commanding the wise and foolish virgin, “Come out of Babylon that you do not partake of her sins, and receive of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4)? When the denominations rejected Brother Branham’s Elijah ministry they “cut off three shepherds”: Prophet, Priest and King. For His priesthood as Mediator in the Office of Son of God was fulfilled at the close of the Laodicean Church Age as confirmed in Revelation 4 and 5, and they simultaneously rejected His Office of Son of Man and His coming Kingship. Brother Branham’s ministry thus “proclaimed the day of vengeance of our God” (Isaiah 61:2; Malachi 4:6; Revelation 18:4).

The Good Shepherd then broke the second staff named “Bands,” signifying the loss of fraternal unity, represented under the disruption of the nation into two hostile entities in the days of Jeroboam of Israel and Rehoboam of Judah, and the severance of the tribes will continue until their reunion and martyrdom in the first half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week (Romans 11:15; Revelation 7:1-8). Now the scene changes, and instead of personating the wise and kind Good Shepherd, Zechariah is told to play the part of a worthless shepherd, or ruling power, and the gentle crooks, Beauty and Bands, are replaced by knives and battle axes. The flock, so far from being fed, guided and guarded, is torn and devoured, and then at last its misguided rulers are smitten and palsied.

We come now to the Gentile dispensation—2,000 years during which God’s Covenant with Israel is breached because to preserve their social standing her shepherds sold Him to Satan incarnate in Judas Iscariot such was their unbelief (Matthew 26:14-16; John 13:2). John 11:47-50, “The chief priests and the Pharisees summoned the Sanhedrin and said: What shall we do, for this Man does many miracles? If we let Him go on this way, everyone will believe on Him: and the Romans will come and take away both our holy place and nation. But one of them, Caiaphas, the high priest that year, said to them, You know nothing at all, you do not understand that it is expedient for you to have one man die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish”.

Zechariah 11:15-17, “The Lord said to me: Take again the implements of a worthless shepherd. For I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for the perishing, nor seek the scattered, or heal the wounded: even the healthy he will not sustain: but the flesh of the fat he will eat, even their hoofs he will tear off [indicating the ferocious greed of the shepherds who will rend the extremities to extract their “pound of flesh”]. Woe to the worthless shepherd who forsakes the flock! The sword shall be upon [the strength of] his arm and [the vigilance of] his right eye: his arm shall be totally withered, and his right eye utterly blinded”.

The “worthless shepherd” will be Satan Himself, cast down to Earth and incarnate in the pope of Rome with whom Jewry will covenant when he restores peace following the brief ‘hot stage’ of the present World War III (Daniel 7:8-11; 8:9-27; 9:27), and the world will acclaim him president of one world government. When Jesus said: “I have come in My Father’s Name, and you receive Me not: if another comes in his own name, you will accept Him,” He was speaking of Israel’s false messiah (John 5:43). In Matthew 24:21-23 He said: “[After the destruction of the Temple there] will be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened [because they will be translated]. Then if any man tells you, Look, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.” Because, as He goes on to explain, His second Coming to the Church, and later to Israel will NOT be the physical ‘erchomai’ return of the glorified Jesus but the ‘parousia’ Coming of Christ in W_O_R_D form.

In Revelation 13:1-8 Jesus identifies the pope of Rome, a man incarnate by Satan whom the whole world will worship as the false messiah. “. . . all the world wondered after the beast. And [vicariously] worshipped the dragon [Satan] for he has given his authority to the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying: Who is like the beast, and who is able to make war against him? . . . And he was allowed to make war on the saints, and to overcome them [in martyrdom]: and power was given him over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. And all who dwell on the earth whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world will worship him.” And in Revelation 17:11 Jesus identifies this beast as “the eighth, and is of the seven [previous Roman rulers who were deified], and goes into perdition”.

Isaiah 14:13-14 identifies Israel’s false messiah as Lucifer, who will usurp the dedication of the Third Temple in Jerusalem and be worshipped as God, “I will sit in the mount of the congregation [of Israel], in the sides of the North: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High,” a prophecy confirmed by Paul in II Thessalonians 2:1-12. “The Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to meet Him [in the Air] . . . will be preceded by universal apostasy (Matthew 25:6; II Timothy 3-4; Revelation 3:17-20; 18:4) and the revelation of that man of sin, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god that is worshipped, so that he seats himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God . . . For the mystery of iniquity is already at work: only the Holy Spirit who now restrains it will do so until He is taken out of the way in the translation of His end-time Bride. Then that Wicked One will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will consume with the Spirit of the Spirit, or spoken Word, and destroy with the brightness of His Coming. . .”

In Luke 19:41-44, Jesus wept over Jerusalem, “Saying, If only you knew that eternal peace was within your reach! But now it is hidden from your eyes. For the time is coming when your enemies will throw up ramparts, and build a trench, and encircle you, and besiege you on every side, and lay you and your children even with the ground; and will not leave one stone upon another; because you knew not the time of your Divine visitation”.

In response to the unanimous pleas of the Jews—“Messiah’s Blood be on us and upon our children”—the ruin of Jerusalem and Judea was overwhelming (Matthew 26:25). To this day they are ruled by worthless shepherds, impersonators sworn to kill the Covenant people (Genesis 27:39-41) and any who disagree with them. God often uses instruments which He afterwards destroys, and He will destroy the children of Cain whom He set at enmity with Adam’s race. How many are “idol shepherds” in the circle of this Message? Foolish ministers with the audacity to invite Christ-rejecting Talmudic rabbis promoting the construction of Jerusalem’s third Temple and the restoration of animal sacrifices to speak from their pulpits. Both of these objectives are patent blasphemy; that is a manifestation of their blindness (Revelation 3:17-20).

What Rome did to Israel Jewry will do to the world in Armageddon. Israeli Professor Martin Levi van Creveld declared, “We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: ‘Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.’ We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that this will happen before Israel goes under.” Golda Meir stated, “If ever Israel was in danger of being defeated on the battlefield, it would be prepared to take the region and even the whole world down with it.” Their international banksters have accomplished this already with their Babylonian fractional reserve system of usury, which is forbidden by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who has provided a way to rid modern Israel of a great many self-styled Jews so that the 144,000 elect Israelites can safely return to the land of their Covenant for redemption. Jesus spelled it out in Revelation 12:15-16.

Wicked rulers are the curse of God upon a wicked nation; not only upon Israel, for the United States, Australia and every nation is being chastised by God, because by placing materialism above Christ we have sold principle, soul and nation to the sons of Cain. Politics ought not to be separated from the one true faith for faith tends to prevent the election of such rulers. Thus “the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now, waiting in earnest expectation for the manifestation of the Sons of God” (Romans 8:19, 22). nl705.htm


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Zechariah Chapter Nine

September 16, 2011

Bible Believers’ Newsletter 704

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

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God’s unchanging Word.

In this issue we continue our study of the Book of Zechariah with an exposition of Chapter Nine.

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Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

Please remember our Brother Youcef Nadarkhani imprisoned in Iran.

He is sentenced to death on the spurious charge of apostasy for converting to Christianity. Although Islam was the family religion he was in fact never a Muslim. The Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Iran has ordered the local court to examine whether our Brother was a practicing Muslim from the age of accountability, which they reckon as 15 years, until the time he became a Christian at the age of 19 years. The re-examinaton will take place on September 25, 2011. Once the matter has been reviewed the case it will be referred back to the Supreme Court for a final decision.


‘Gaddafi’s Billions’ and Financial Terrorism?

September 11, 2011 — The rebels’ Transitional National Council captured the Central Bank of Libya, and announced the sale of 29 tons of gold to “provide citizens with wages.” The new head of the Central Bank Ghassem Azzoz also pointed out that the bank’s assets were fully preserved during the war, nothing has been stolen! Nothing! And nothing has been removed!

It is striking that as it turned out, “the corrupt tyrant” (as the “revolutionaries” had to admit, and this is worth a lot) was not tempted even by a gram of gold owned by the people. Not a gram!

However, knowing about the Colonel what we, friends of Libya, learned about him over the past six months, there’s nothing strange about it. Another thing is surprising. So let’s talk about it. . . Full story: Gaddafi’s billions

Comment: NATO countries stole Libya’s gold and replaced it with paper dinars.

The plundering of Gaddafi’s privacy backfires! Gadaffi was a noble, humble and honest man who lived in a tent. The US image of the beast is even now killing as the Bible foretold. It is later than you think or dare imagine.


NATO’s “Victory” in Libya: Genocide and Rebel Infighting

September 11, 2011 — Desperate to declare NATO’s mission in Libya a victory ahead of the September 19, 2011 deadline on their contrived UN Security Council resolution, already violated in every conceivable manner possible, NATO planes in tandem with NATO special forces obliterated Tripoli ahead of swarms of Libyan rebel troops led by notorious al Qaeda thug Abdulhakim Hasadi (aka Balhaj). Three weeks later, NATO’s proxy Libyan representative, long-time globalist and servant of the West Mahmoud Gibril Elwarfally, touched down at Tripoli’s airport, one of the few enclaves held by rebels in the city, to give the impression that his “National Transitional Council” (NTC) actually controls the capital and therefore the country.

In reality, Gibril (also spelled Jabril) is in control of nothing, apparently not even his own rebel forces, and stunts such as landing in Tripoli are desperate ploys to portray a sense of strength and resolve to garner continued “international support” as NATO’s deadline quickly approaches. Libya’s rebellion, despite the corporate-media’s disingenuous presentation, is divided along tribal and ethnic lines, with most of Libya’s rebels being motivated, not by aspirations for liberal-democracy, but rather by ideological extremism cultivated over the last 30 years by US and British intelligence in the eastern cities of Darnah and Benghazi. As NATO enables these violent ideologues to expand their control over the country, they are systematically committing war crimes including large-scale theft and looting, exiling entire civilian populations from cities, and wholesale genocide. They are also reportedly turning their weapons on one another.

To compound Gibril’s precarious situation, the few fighters he has that are following orders are stretched thin between attempting to hold parts of Tripoli, holding other towns and cities beyond their Benghazi stronghold, and attempting to siege entire cities still standing defiantly against NATO and rebel conquest. The cities of Bani Walid and Sirte, both claimed by rebels as ripe to fall “within hours” have now entirely balked rebel advances, causing many forces to flee with reports that fighters coming back from the front lines are overwhelmed and demoralized.

Despite heavy, and quite obviously indiscriminate bombing by NATO for the better part of two weeks, resistance in these two cities is still fierce enough to keep the rebels well at bay. It is quite apparent that initial reports by Gabril’s “NTC” that only 60-150 Qaddafi fighters remained in Bani Walid, were yet another lie and that the entire city’s civilian population is putting up resistance. The number of “resisters” has gone up piecemeal as the rebel operation drags on, with the number of “Qaddafi soldiers” fighting in Bani Walid well past 1,000 now.

Bani Walid is predominately made of members of Libya’s one-million strong Warfalla tribe, and is decidedly not interested in NATO’s sponsored “Benghazi liberation.” In the wake of NATO’s bombing campaign and special forces entering Tripoli and their setting the stage for looting, torture, and genocide, and after months of reporting on the Libyan rebels’ penchant for war crimes, the London Telegraph has finally admitted in short that the rebels are in fact genocidal racists. In the Telegraph’s article “Gaddafi’s Ghost Town after the Loyalists Retreat,” it is reported that rebels have taken the city of Tawarga, where the entire civilian population was either killed or exiled. . . Full story: landdestroyer.blogspot.com

Comment: May God bless Col. Gadaffi and loyal Libyans fighting to preserve their nation from the Khazar’s hordes.


Lloyd’s sues Saudi Arabia for funding 9/11

September 16, 2011 — A Lloyd’s of London insurance portfolio is suing the Saudi government, Saudi charities and Saudi banks for financing the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On 8th September, Lloyd’s Syndicate 3500 filed suit in the Federal District Court for Western Pennsylvania in Johnstown against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a number of Saudi government-run charities, and two major Saudi banks, demanding at least $215 million in compensation for insurance payments the syndicate made to victims of the 11th September, 2001 attacks. The 154-page suit charged and documented that, without the financial and logistical support of the Saudi government and government-controlled dawas (charities), the 9/11 attacks could not have occurred. . .

The Lloyd’s suit was premised on the argument that, while the costs of the 9/11 attack per se were limited, al-Qaeda had a $35 million-a-year budget that was largely covered by payments from the Saudi Royal Family and allied circles. The suit provided very detailed allegations about the role of the Saudi régime in sponsoring, financing and supporting al-Qaeda over the 13-year period from 1988 through to the 11th September, 2001 attacks. . . Full story: cecaust.com.au

Comment: The Saudi Royal family are Jews.


Larry Silverstein caught Redhanded

Photography shows explosions in WTC Building 7. Full story: youtube.com


Danny Danon: Send African Migrants to Australia

June 30, 2011 — MK Danny Danon (Likud) asked Australian MP Michael Danby on Wednesday to propose, in parliament in Canberra, sending African migrants from Israel to Australia. Danon and Danby discussed the issue during the Australian politician’s visit to Israel for the World Jewish Congress’s International Conference of Jewish Parliamentarians.

“The arrival of thousands of Muslim infiltrators to Israeli territory is a clear threat to the state’s Jewish identity” . . . “The refugees’ place is not among us, and the initiative to transfer them to Australia is the right and just solution. On the one hand, it treats the refugees and migrants in a humane way. On the other hand, it does not threaten Israel’s future and our goal to maintain a clear and solid Jewish majority”. . . Danon said Danby enthusiastically agreed to present the idea to the Australian Parliament . . .

According to the Knesset’s Research and Information Center, there were 35,638 migrants in Israel as of May. Fewer than 1 percent are recognized by the UN as refugees. Some 61% of the migrants—21,748 people—are Eritrean, however, and categorized as members of a “temporary humanitarian protection group” by the UN, because they cannot be returned safely to their home country due to internal strife.

“Since Australia has a policy of accepting refugees and groups under protection, I would appreciate it if you could promote a solution in which Australia would accept those who seeking refuge,” Danon wrote. Full story: jpost.com

Comment: With elected representatives and sayanim like that you don’t need enemies.


Australian Passports: Male, Female and X

September 15, 2011 — Australian passports will now have three gender options—male, female and x. The new category is only for use by intersex people—who are not biologically entirely male or female. Trangendered passport-holders—who have changed gender but not had surgery—will be free to choose either male or female, but will not be allowed to select ‘x’. Australian Senator Louise Pratt, whose partner was born female and now lives as a man, said the reform was a major coup for people who have trouble when going abroad because their appearance does not match their gender. . .
Full story: dailymail.co.uk

Comment: As it was in the days of Lot, so is it in the Australian Parliament.


Zechariah Chapter Nine

Zechariah chapters 9 to 14 foretell the future destiny of the people of the Old Covenant and state how the King of Israel, “despised and rejected,” yields to humiliating and cruel martyrdom by His own people yet overcomes “not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts,” attracting multitudes to His side in penitence and love, and establishing “His dominion from sea to Sea, and from the River Euphrates to the ends of the Earth” (Zechariah 4:6; 9:10). “Caiaphas the high priest said: It is expedient for us that one Man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. He said this not of his own initiative, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation, and not for that nation only, but to gather into one all the scattered children of God [both Israelites and Gentiles]. And from that day on the Jews laid plans to murder Him” (John 11:49-53).

“All the people said, His blood be upon us and upon our children” (Matthew 27:25): they are still paying “life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot—seven times more” according to their Law (Deuteronomy 19:21; Leviticus 26:14-46). And according to Esau’s oath (Genesis 27:41) the Gentile armies of the Jews’ City of London are hunting Jacob wherever he lives in the ancient Assyrian empire in Iraq, Iran, Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria. “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31).

To clarify the language of our post eighteenth century English Bibles Brother Branham said, “Jew just is a name that was give to them after they left, I believe, Nebuchadnezzar over, begin to call them Jews first because the tribe of Judah was taken then and given a name of Jew. Now . . . Because they came down from Judea and they got the name of Jew. But now, Israel is different. Israel and Jew is altogether different. . . Every Jew isn’t an Israelite. No, he’s just a Jew. . .” (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 474:3-4).

At his surrender in 1781 General Cornwallis informed General George Washington, “a holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown.” NOT the British monarchy but the “Crown” of the Jews’ City of London which now rules the United States. “Your churches will be used to teach the Jews’ religion and in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry” (The Legions of Satan, by Jonathan Williams; quoted by Senator Joseph McCarthy in his 1956 speech, “George Washington’s Surrender”). Cornwallis was referring to the Talmudic objective of one totalitarian world government under Jewry espoused by the one world religion of Freemasonry which admits men of all religious persuasions; the one world philosophy of Judaeo-Communism that Jesus called “Laodicea” has since permeated all religions.

Jesus said, “unless those days [of tribulation following the destruction of Jerusalem] are shortened, there should be no flesh saved [for the translation]: but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened [by the revelation of Christ’s second or ‘parousia’ Coming and the translation]. Then [in the days of His ‘parousia’] if any man says to you, Look, Christ is over here, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs [NOT false Jesus’ but false anointed ones], and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that IF it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:22-24).

By the grace of God His elect cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God of which they are written epistles. But the modern word “Jew” introduced into your Bible in the eighteenth century with a meaning contrary to the two words it has replaced has ensured “all religions [including Islam] have been permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they are all under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry.” The NON-elect have been deceived into believing “Jesus was a Jew,” which is blasphemy, and that “Jews are God’s chosen people” when God “put enmity” between their forebears and Adam’s race (Genesis 3:15) and charged Moses and the Israelites to “utterly destroy” them whenever they were found in the land of the Covenant (Deuteronomy 7:2; 20:16-17; Genesis 4:14). They are today a mostly non-Semitic people with no history in the Middle East. And yes, the vast majority in the circle of this Message is deceived and false anointed ones invite antichrist Talmudic rabbis into their pulpits. Cornwallis was referring to the “strong delusion to believe Satan’s lie” and unite with the Judaeo-Roman church to bring an unscriptural false peace on earth before the millennium, and “be damned for not believing the truth” (II Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 13:14).

Pharisaism is called Judaism today. When the legalist hypocrites of Jesus’ day saw His miracles “they took counsel how they might destroy Him. But Jesus knowing this withdrew Himself. Many followed Him, and He healed them all and charged them not to make Him known, that Isaiah’s prophecy might be fulfilled: Behold My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen, in whom My soul delights; I have put My Spirit upon Him: He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will not cry, nor lift up His voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street. A bruised reed He will not break and the smoking flax He will not quench: He will bring forth justice in agreement with truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged, till He has established justice in the Earth, and [Gentiles in] distant lands will await His teaching” (Matthew 12:1-21; Isaiah 42:1-4).

As we reflect on the past we see these chapters place prophecy in the context of history. Zechariah chapter nine foretold the Syrian conquests of Alexander the Great (356-323BC) over a century beforehand, while during the Babylonian Captivity Daniel 8:5-8 foretold the rise of the Persian world power, its defeat by the rising Graeco-Macedonian Empire and its conquest by Rome. After the battle of Issus in 333BC Alexander captured Damascus, which Darius had chosen as the strong depository of his wealth, and this opened all Coele Syria, “the land of Hadrach.” In 331BC he finally defeated Darius, and in 330 he burned Persepolis, the Persian capital. Thereafter Zechariah covers the Lord’s intervention whereby Jerusalem and Judah found favour in the eyes of this great warrior king who conquered the known world by might of arms and blood, then he turns abruptly to another Warrior King who is to conquer by humility and His own Blood shed for many for the remission of sins, and by peace; He will deliver Jerusalem and restore Israel’s Kingdom with universal dominion.

Zechariah 9:1-8, “The burden of the Lord’s wrath will settle permanently upon the land of Hadrach and Damascus [until Syria is utterly prostrate, which was fulfilled under Alexander], for the Lord’s providence extends over the whole earth as well as all the tribes of Israel; and on Hamath which borders thereon, and on Tyre with Sidon [lying in the conqueror’s way on his march along the Mediterranean to Egypt], because it is shrewd and wise in its own eyes. [On expressing his wish to sacrifice in Hercules’ temple in New Tyre on the island, she showed her wisdom in sending Alexander a golden crown, and replying that the true and ancient temple of Hercules was at Old Tyre on the mainland]. Tyre had the greatest confidence owing to her insular position, an immense apparently impregnable double sea-wall and abundant provisions, and heaped up silver like dust, and gold as the dirt of the streets. Yet with all her wisdom she cannot avert her doom: the Lord will dispossess her and smite her bulwark in the sea; and she shall be consumed by fire.”

Though without a navy, by incredible labor Alexander constructed a mole of the ruins of Old Tyre from the shore to the island, and, after a seven months’ siege, took the city by storm, slew about eight thousand with the sword, enslaved thirteen thousand, crucified two thousand, and razed the city.

The Prophet now turns to the Philistines on the coast. “Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid; Gaza also sees, and shall writhe in anguish; and Ekron [the northernmost Philistine city] sees and fears, because her expectation [that Tyre would withstand Alexander, and so check his progress southward through Philistia to Egypt] will be confounded and put to shame; and the king shall perish from Gaza [after a two month’s siege, Gaza was taken by Alexander, ten thousand of its inhabitants slain, and the rest sold as slaves. Betis her vassal “king” was bound to a chariot by thongs thrust through the soles of his feet and dragged round the city], and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.”

“Ashdod will lose its native population and be inhabited by a mongrel race and I will end all that constitutes the pride of the Philistines [i.e. the five originally Canaanite cities which they conquered. The Philistines were a Hamitic people out of Philistim, great-grandson of Mizraim (Genesis 10:14)]. And I will take the blood of idolatry out of her mouth, and the abominable sacrifices from between her teeth: but the remnant [like Hadrach, Damascus, and Tyre, etc.,] will worship the God of Israel, and the Philistine princes with their respective states shall share equally in the communion of Israel as if they were among the “governors” of states “in Judah,” and the [Serpent’s seed of] Ekron shall be like the Jebusites [the original Serpent’s seed inhabitants of Jerusalem who were incorporated with the Israelites but as bond-servants and tributaries (Genesis 9:27; I Kings 9:20-21). The land of the Philistines was allotted to Judah, but was never permanently occupied]”.

Not only will a judgment fall upon the neighbouring heathen, and a remnant of them be converted, but “I will encamp about My house [Israel (Hosea 8:1) as a guard] from the expedition of Alexander marching to and fro]. When advancing against Jerusalem, Alexander was arrested by a dream, so that neither in “passing by” to Egypt, nor in “returning,” did he injure the Jews, but conferred on them great privileges. Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews, XI.8.4-7) accounts for this remarkable fact, by the high priest in his ritual robes, followed by a train of priests and citizens arrayed in white going forth to meet him; Alexander was so impressed by the spectacle that he did reverence to the holy Name on the high priest’s mitre; and when Parmenio expressed surprise at the act, he replied that he had seen in a vision at Dios in Macedonia, the God whom Jaddua the high priest represented, who encouraged him to cross over into Asia and promised him success. Afterwards he entered into the city, offered sacrifice, and heard a recital of the prophecies of Daniel (7:6; 8:3-8, 20-22; 11:1-4) which foretold his victory, in consequence of which he bestowed important privileges on the Jews”.

Through Alexander the Lord began to bring Judah’s foes to judgment. His career exhibited a secular preparation for the new and final form of the kingdom of God on Earth. The aims and results of Alexander’s conquests were far beyond any contemplated by himself even in the most extensive of his far-reaching views. He tore down what others might build up. The humiliation of the Syrian powers and provinces was preliminary to their conversion to the true faith. Their cruel and debasing worship disappeared, the remnant became incorporated within the Christian Church, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians after the Lord’s ascension (Acts 11:26).

The prophet next passes from the immediate future to the final deliverance and millennium to come and makes a sudden transition to the coming of King Messiah (Isaiah 60:18). “And no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with My eyes how Judah was oppressed by her foes.”

Zechariah 9:9-10 is in parenthesis describing a vision: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold [I see], your King, He comes to you: just and having salvation in Himself for you; humble and riding upon an ass and upon a colt the she-asses foal. And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the war horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and He shall speak peace to the Gentiles: and His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River Euphrates to the ends of the Earth”.

The “daughter of Zion” is always Christ’s Bride, while the “daughter of Jerusalem” is the 144,000 elect Israelites. The horse is a symbol of war and judgment while the ass is a symbol of peace. As the first fruit of the harvest of souls Jesus Messiah was waved before the Lord and adjudged to be just as vindicated by His resurrection for our justification, for if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy (Leviticus 23:10-14; Romans 4:25; I Corinthians 15:20-23; II Corinthians 5:14-21). The King is “saved” not for His own sake but for His people, and the blessing therefore is not personal, but extends to His Bride and to all of His subjects. Our king triumphs through suffering and His crown springs out of His cross. He is afflicted and bowed by outward circumstances and inwardly bowed in that He is meek, patient and lowly. That this King should ride not upon a horse but upon the untrained foal of an ass indicates how far He was from worldly splendour and would conquer the world through suffering and dying, then rise from lowliness to might and glory, uniting in Himself the extremes of majesty and humiliation as foreshadowed in David.

Not only will this King extend His reign by peaceful methods, but all the instruments of war will be “cut off” from His people, “and He will speak peace to the Gentiles.” Not that He will teach or command peace, but by the ‘third pull’ of revelation He will speak peace to the elect of all nations of Adam’s race “from sea to sea, and from the River Euphrates to the ends of the Earth” (Psalm 72, Micah 5:5).

What other kings accomplish by force, Zion’s King effects without weapons or armies. He told Pilate, “My Kingdom is not of this world: if My Kingdom were of this world, then My servants would fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but at this time My kingdom is not from here”.

“Surprised, Pilate responded: So you are a king? Jesus answered: You say that I am a king. I was born for this purpose, and for this cause I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice”(John 18:36-37).

Truth and revealed truth is the only weapon this Conqueror employs, yet with it He has built the mightiest empire the world has ever seen, “a kingdom, which will never be destroyed: and the kingdom will not be left to other people, but it will break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (Daniel 2:44).

Luke 23:38, “And a superscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JUDEANS,” bearing witness that despite their unbelief He was their King, and King also of the Gentiles.

Two thousand years have passed since organizational clerics blinded the Israel nation for whom Messiah was the central thought of Scripture from the bloody skins of lambs slain in Eden until with measured determination they murdered God’s Messiah. The history of Israel may be thus seen to constitute successive steps in the development of God’s purpose to bring many sons to glory through a captain of salvation, so “the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of [all] prophecy” from Adam to William Branham and the two Hebrew prophets yet to witness to Israel. In preparation for their ministry in the Spirit and power of Moses and Elijah we find organizational clerics have blinded the Gentiles that Paul’s prophecy might be fulfilled, “Note the kindness and severity of God; severity towards those who have fallen; but towards you kindness, provided you continue in His kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off. . . Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, that Spiritual blindness has come over the Israel nation, until the full number the elect Gentiles have come into the Kingdom” (Romans 11:22, 25).

In Matthew 21:1-11, “When Jesus drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, He sent two disciples, saying to them, Go into the village opposite and as you enter you will find an ass tied, and a colt with her: untie them and bring them to Me. If any one says anything to you, say: The Lord has need of them; and he will send them immediately. This was done so that the Words of the prophet might be fulfilled”:

“Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King is coming to you, riding humble on an ass, a colt the foal of an ass. The disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them; they brought the animals to Him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat thereon. Many of the great multitude spread their garments on the road while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. And the crowds surged ahead and pressed along behind, shouting, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest”! And when He entered Jerusalem, all the city was agitated, saying: Who is this? And the crowds said: This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee”.

“The common people heard Him gladly” whereas the leaders and educated folk whose theologians could recite Moses and the prophets from memory could not recognize the Scripture being fulfilled before their eyes. People who had gathered in Jerusalem from throughout the Roman Empire to attend the feast of Unleavened Bread and Passover could not recognize their day and its Message coming as the real Passover Lamb according to the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9-10. Their false anointed ministers were so confident in their manmade theology they would crucify Jesus Messiah five days thence on the hour, day, week, month and year and in the place foretold by Moses (Exodus 12:3-6; Deuteronomy 16:5-6), Nehemiah 2:1-8, and Daniel 9:25-26.

These people had certainly learned the letter of God’s Word, but teaching for doctrine the commandments of men made it of no effect. The New Testament theologians having followed the same course, fail to recognize that since the revelation of the Seven Seals we now have the perfect interpretation of God’s Word so that Christ is no longer a Mediator excusing denominational error, and almost two billion souls who claim to be Christians are crucifying to themselves the Son of God afresh on a cross of man-made creed and tradition and know it not.

History was in the making, prophecy was being fulfilled, salvation for the world was riding on a donkey. This was the great day for which all of the prophets and saints had yearned. This was the hope of the righteous, many of whom had been martyred for their faith. Three days hence Jesus would shout, “Oy vey to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you tithe mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier aspects of the Law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these you ought to have done without neglecting the others. You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!”

“Oy vey to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and greed. You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and plate so that the outside may be clean as well. Oy vey to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are resemble whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are full of dead men’s bones, and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.”

“Oy vey to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, saying, Had we lived in the days of our fathers we would not taken part in shedding the blood of the prophets.”

“Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up the measure of your fathers. You serpents, you progeny of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell? Therefore I [will] send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from town to town: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachiah, whom you slew between the temple and the altar. I assure you, that all these things shall come upon this [Serpent’s seed] generation [of Cain’s lineage].”

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often have I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not! Behold, your house is left forsaken and desolate [and is no longer God’s House]. For I tell you, You will not see Me again, till you say, Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord”(Matthew 23:23-39).

Whereas everyone in Jerusalem should have been joyously shouting: “Hosanna to Messiah who comes in the Name of the Lord,” the mindless mob sought approval from renowned men who were critics. Howbeit God deals with individuals one-on-one, and true believers are His “little flock” disrespected and scorned by society.

As the Israelites and proselytes had gathered to Jerusalem for the feast of Unleavened Bread, Christ’s end-time Bride has gathered for the holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel’s Pentecostal feast that types the end of the Gentile dispensation (Leviticus 23:16-21). Ours is a seven-course Spiritual feast of the fullness of the Word unveiled by the Seven Seals of Revelation that finish the mystery of God:

 

                They’ve come from the East and West,
                They’ve come from the lands afar,
                to feast with our King, to dine as His guests;
                How blessed these pilgrims are!
                Beholding His hallowed face
                Aglow with love Divine;
                Blest partakers of His grace,
                as gems in His crown will shine.

 

sign of Christ's parousia ComingBrother Branham referred to the Pillar of Cloud that manifest over Arizona on February 28 1963 shown here and on the index page of the Church Website as the sign of Christ’s second or ‘parousia’ Coming (Revelation 1:7, 14; Daniel 7:9; Matthew 26:64; Acts 1:9-11). There was a blast of thunder when the Lamb opened one of the Seals (Revelation 6:1), and “The Lord Himself descended from heaven with a Shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God” (I Thessalonians 4:16). Brother Branham said He does all three as He descends. We have another account of the second or ‘parousia’ Coming of Christ the Archangel in Revelation 10:1-7: “I . . . (place your name here as John represents Christ’s end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation) . . . saw another mighty Angel come down from heaven clothed with a cloud: and the rainbow was upon His head [showing Him to be the Angel of the Covenant from Genesis to Revelation] . . .and He had a little Book open in His hand: [it was closed when He claimed it in Revelation 5:7]; and He set His right foot in judgment on [Rome, the beast from] the Sea, and His left foot on [the United States, the beast from] the Earth. And cried with a loud voice as when a lion roars: and after He had cried the seven thunders uttered their voices”.

The full adoption or bodily redemption had been delayed for two thousand years while Christ interceded for the imperfect revelation of the Church Age saints who had only PART-Word so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. However when the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again Christ claimed the Book; Redemption was over and He announced “there should be time [or delay] no longer.” Now redemption was to be revealed, namely who was redeemed in each Age and how they were redeemed. Thus, “In the days of the voice of the seventh angel when He shall begin to sound his Message, the mystery God has already declared to His servants the prophets should be finished”.

On about March 9 1963 at the opening of the First Seal Brother Branham was caught up from Sunset Mountain into a constellation of angels and told to return to Jeffersonville where Jesus would reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders of Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals.

In Luke 17:28-30 Jesus said the conditions of the days of Noah and the days of Lot would repeat in the day when the Son of man was revealed. As it was in the days of Noah we live in a day of great scientific achievements, engineering projects, immorality, violence and miscegenation between the seed of the Serpent and the seed of Adam now glorified as ‘multiculturalism.’ As Enoch was called out from the seventh generation from the first Adam and translated, we have been called out from the seventh generation of the last Adam and as he was changed in the atoms and translated we await our body change and translation. The wicked abominations of the days of Lot have repeated with homosexuality rampant. Three created men visited Abraham’s group who were separated from Sodom. Two, like Billy Graham and Oral Roberts, preached a basic salvation Message to the Churches in Sodom, while one veiled God, who identified Himself as the Word by “discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). The same sign identified Him veiled behind the virgin-born flesh of Jesus Messiah, and revealed “Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8) veiled behind the flesh of Brother Branham, a sinner saved by grace in whose ministry the dead were raised, sight restored to the blind, demons cast out and cripples made whole.

God has fulfilled a multitude of Scriptural signs and prophecies in this our day, and the denominational people are neither anticipating nor are they interested to learn of these promises written in their own Bibles. Their ministers are too busy with social welfare programs to bother with the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now. Zechariah 9:9-10 has repeated: Christ has returned, performing the same miracles, more abundantly before larger crowds among the Gentile nations. He did not return “lowly, riding on an ass’ colt,” but veiled behind a humble uneducated man, and as Jesus indicted the Pharisees and the Israel nation, Brother Branham indicted and called the wise and foolish virgin out from the Gentile denominations and warned of earthquakes splitting open the Earth, which we will discuss in Zechariah 14.

The last seven verses, which for us are purely historic, prophecy the warlike period of the Maccabees with the promise of deliverance to be accomplished by conflict—the Lord fighting from heaven for the Covenant people, granting them victory and general prosperity. As the four books of the Maccabees are not canonical you will probably not be too familiar with them unless you read the Apocrypha in the Septuagint or a Judaeo-Roman Catholic Bible. They began with a few personal followers, and they ended with a strong and well-organized nation. The struggle lasted for a quarter of a century (168 – 143BC), and notwithstanding the unequal resources of the combatants. the Lord of Hosts made feeble Jews like the sword of a hero, while the mailed warriors of Syria were trodden down like the small stones of a sling.

Zechariah 9:11-17, “As for You also [Ephraim and Judah as in verse 10 and Zion in verse 13, despite your forlorn condition I have mercy in store] for the sake of your Covenant-blood I have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water [an allusion to Joseph signifying the general distress under Seleucid dominion]. Return to the [inaccessible] strong hold [of security], you prisoners of hope [in the Covenant]: even to day do I declare that I will repay double the prosperity you formerly enjoyed; when I tread the bow of Judah for Me, and fill the bow with [the arrow of] Ephraim, and stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and made you as the sword of a mighty man. And the Lord shall appear above them [because He fights from heaven on their behalf], and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning [flashing instantaneous destruction to the foe]: and the Lord God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go forth like [the violent desert] storms of the South. The Lord of hosts shall protect them [as a shield]; and they shall devour [as a lion who eats the flesh and drinks the blood of his victim], and subdue the enemy [contemptuously likened to slingstones or pebbles from the brook]; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls [used by priests to catch the blood of a sacrifice sprinkled on] the corners [and horns] of the altar [indicating this is a holy war]. And the Lord their God shall save them in that day as the flock of His people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, which sparkle as an ensign upon His land. For how great is His goodness, and the beauty which He bestows! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids [indicative of abundance]”. nl704.htm

 


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9/11/11: Orgy of Deception

September 11, 2011

Bible Believers’ Newsletter 703

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

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are pleased you could join us in fellowship.

Today is the tenth anniversary of the false flag black known as 9/11. Small wonder Brother Branham said, “America is the seat of the Devil” (Serpent’s Seed, p. 28:211). The BIG LIES of the aliens of ‘the City of London’ who control this nation are parroted “in your face” by the treacherous sycophant administrators of their colonies and occupied nations worldwide. And their BIG LIES are becoming bigger, more frequent, and more deadly.

If you are not yet “in Christ,” be afraid, very afraid, because unless you are genuinely born-again before the end of the Gentile dispensation is to be marked by the sinking of Los Angeles, you will be cast into the Great Tribulation where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 24:51). There was only ever one way into Christ: that is to become a written epistle of the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now known and read of all men. Faith! You must recognize your day and its Message, and see that part of the Bible living through you.

As intimated in Newsletter 702 our national leaders are in lockstep with Satan and regard citizens with disdain as if we believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus, and the return of Elvis. The planes that struck the WTC had no side windows and were not passenger airliners. According to the 9/11 Commission Report, the flight data recorders or “black boxes” from Flights UA175 and AA11 were not recovered from wreckage in the WTC; yet Michael Bellone and Nicholas DeMasi, who worked extensively in the wreckage of the WTC, stated in the book “Behind-the-Scenes: Ground Zero” that they helped federal agents find three of the four “black boxes.” However, these could not have belonged to United or American Airlines planes as their aircraft did not crash into the twin towers.

According to the 9/11 Commission Report the black box from Flight AA77 was recovered but was too damaged to yield any data. However, it was not American Airlines Flight 77 or any other airliner but a cruise missile that struck the Pentagon. We are told that the black box from United Airlines Flight 93, that supposedly crashed near Shanksville was recovered and that the FBI allowed families of victims to listen to the voice recordings and in April 2006, released a transcript as part of the Zacarias Moussaoui trial. However Flight 93 was reported to have landed safely after the Shanksville crash.

Please welcome our contributing author Henry Makow who has assembled a special report on the cold-blooded false flag black op of 9/11, that convincingly establishes these points as fact, and study all of the links. And please visit Henry’s website henrymakow.com. The world is hoodwinked and blindfolded by those working to establish Lucifer’s totalitarian one world government. These thugs are also pushing the climate change and mythical increase of anthropogenic CO2 BIG LIES to entrap the world into a global carbon currency to replace national fiat currencies debauched by sovereign default and hyperinflation and control a world returned to serfdom.

Do you now understand why Brother Branham counseled the saints they should not have a television set in the home?

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

 


Ten Years later: Who is Osama bin Laden?

September 7, 2011 — At eleven o’clock, on the morning of September 11, the Bush administration had already announced that al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon. This assertion was made prior to the conduct of an in depth police investigation.

That same evening at 9.30pm, a “War Cabinet” was formed integrated by a select number of top intelligence and military advisors. And at 11.00pm, at the end of that historic meeting at the White House, the “War on Terrorism” was officially launched. The decision was announced to wage war against the Taliban and al Qaeda in retribution for the 9/11 attacks. The following morning on September 12, the news headlines indelibly pointed to “state sponsorship” of the 9/11 attacks. In chorus, the US media was calling for a military intervention against Afghanistan.

Barely four weeks later, on October 7, Afghanistan was bombed and invaded by US troops. Americans were led to believe that the decision to go to war had been taken on the spur of the moment, on the evening of September 11, in response to the attacks and their tragic consequences.

Little did the public realize that a large scale theater war is never planned and executed in a matter of weeks. The decision to launch a war and send troops to Afghanistan had been taken well in advance of 9/11. The “terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event” as it was later described by CentCom Commander General Tommy Franks, served to galvanize public opinion in support of a war agenda which was already in its final planning stage. . .

In a cruel irony, while the Islamic jihad—featured by the Bush Administration as “a threat to America”—is blamed for the terrorist assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, these same Islamic organisations constitute a key instrument of US military-intelligence operations in the Balkans and the former Soviet Union.

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the truth must prevail to prevent the Bush Administration together with its NATO partners from embarking upon a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca


Hail to the True Victors of Rupert’s Revolution

September 10, 2011 — “The Middle East is one of the regions with the greatest number of opportunities for UK defence and security companies. Saudi Arabia. . . is the world’s top defence importer, having spent $56bn in 2009. . . a very worthwhile region to target.”

Such are the Cameron government’s priorities following the great “humanitarian” victory in Libya. As Margaret Thatcher once declared, “Rejoice!” And as the bankers and arms merchants raise their glasses, let us not forget the heroic RAF pilots who made Libya ours again by incinerating countless “pro Qaddafi elements” in their homes, cots and clinics, and the unsung stalwarts of the British drone industry at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire who, before and after lunch, provide the information for drone targets so that Hellfire missiles can flatten homes and suck the air out of lungs, a specialty. And cheers to QuinetiQ’s drone testing site at Aberporth and at UAV Engines Limited in Lichfield.

The West’s humanitarian mission is not quite finished. Nearly six months after securing a UN resolution authorizing “the [protection] of civilians and civilian-populated areas under the threat of attack,” NATO is raining fragmentation bombs on civilian-populated Sirte and other “Qaddafi strongholds” where, says a Channel 4 News reporter, “until they cut off the head of the snake, Libyans will not feel safe.” I quote that not so much for its Orwellian quality, but as a model of journalism’s role in justifying “our” bloodbaths in advance.

This is Rupert’s Revolution, after all. Gone from the Murdoch press are pejorative “insurgents.” The action in Libya, says The Times, is “a revolution . . . as revolutions used to be.” That it is a coup by a gang of Muammar Qaddafi’s ex cronies and spooks in collusion with NATO is hardly news. The self-appointed “rebel leader,” Mustafa Abdul Jalil, was Qaddafi’s feared justice minister. The CIA runs or bankrolls most of the rest, including America’s old friends, the Mujadeen Islamists who spawned al Qaeda.

They told journalists what they needed to know: that Qaddafi was about to commit “genocide,” of which there was no evidence, unlike the abundant evidence of “rebel” massacres of black African workers falsely accused of being mercenaries. European bankers’ secret transfer of the Central Bank of Libya from Tripoli to “rebel” Benghazi in order to control the country’s oil billions was an epic heist of little interest.

The entirely predictable indictment of Qaddafi before the “international court” at The Hague evokes the charade of the dying “Lockerbie bomber,” Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, whose “heinous crime” has been deployed to promote the West’s ambitions in Libya. In 2009, Al-Megrahi was sent back to Libya by the Scottish authorities not for compassionate reasons, as reported, but because his long-awaited appeal would have confirmed his innocence and described how he was framed by the Thatcher government, as the late Paul Foot’s landmark exposé revealed. As an antidote to the current propaganda, I urge you to read a forensic demolition of el-Melgrahi’s “guilt” and its political meaning in “Dispatches from the Dark Side: On Torture and the Death of Justice” (Verso) by the distinguished human rights lawyer, Gareth Peirce. . . Full story: truth-out.org


Two Questions on Newsletter 702

Question one: Please I have a question regarding the last Newsletter 702. I cannot verify the following statement contained in the newsletter from the Bible: “By the time God shut Noah and his group into the Ark Satan had conquered the world, and slipped the physical Serpent’s seed Naamah into the Ark along with the spiritual Serpent’s seeds Ham and his wife”.

Answer: Satan conquers by spiritual Serpent’s seed, hybreeding God’s Word by sowing the “seed of discrepancy”—error and deceit—as he sowed “tares among the wheat” (Matthew 13). He also conquers by miscegenation, hybreeding Cain’s race who are physical Serpent’s seed with the children of Adam. This brings genocide to Adam’s race since the offspring of such unions will be sons and daughters of Cain: physical Serpent’s seed, not in the Book of Life which is the genealogy of the first Adam, and unrelated to Jesus Messiah who is kinsman Redeemer to Adam and his fallen race. Jesus is the last Adam, He is not the “last Cain”.

Genesis 6:1-9 is emphatic: Satan had conquered the world by miscegenation, while those in the righteous lineage were in fact spiritual Serpent’s seed because Noah preached for 120 years while erecting his revelation before the very eyes of his hearers without finding a single convert (C.O.D. p. 943:Q242). And this is why most of your testifying bears no fruit.

Genesis 6:4; 9:18-25; 10:15-19 report the physical Serpent’s seed came through the Flood and is reproduced in the vast majority of the human race today. All human, land animal and bird life other than that which was in the ark perished in the deluge and Flood.

We know that Noah, his three sons and their wives were all in the righteous lineage because Genesis 6:10; 8:15-18; 9:8-9 tell us so. The wife Noah took with him in the ark was NOT the mother of his three sons, but the beautiful Serpent’s seed Naamah, Tubalcain’s sister, the last direct descendent of Cain recorded in holy writ, and one of the few women mentioned in Biblical genealogical tables.

The love of a woman can blind almost any man. Either God allowed Noah’s affections to override his revelation, or he was ignorant or deceived as to the lineage of this wife. Scripture had to be fulfilled as Brother Branham explained, typing Noah bringing Ham across in the ark, “there will still be sin [on earth] after the millennium” (Future Home of the Heavenly Groom and Earthly Bride, p. 17:123-124, 513; Serpent’s Seed p. 26:193-211; C.O.D., p. 1092:143). Realizing his dreadful folly Noah was careful not to cause his wife to conceive during the voyage, and after the waters resided he planted a vineyard and drank of his wine in the time of her fertility to ensure he was incapable of fathering children by her.

In those days it was considered a reproach for a woman to be barren, and to take away her reproach within the family, on an occasion when Noah was inebriated she seduced his son Ham, and conceived and bore Canaan (Genesis 9:20-27; C.O.D., p. 1044:230; 1092:143; Serpent’s Seed p. 26:193-211). Hereby the physical Serpent’s seed was reproduced on this side of the Flood and is with us today. Brother Branham said the seed came over in the women, their wives (Serpent’s Seed p. 27:197-198). Naamah was physical Serpent’s seed.

The Prophet said five souls were saved in the days of Noah (Sirs, is this the Time, p. 35:3). Naamah being physical Serpent’s seed, was irredeemable. Ham and Mrs. Ham were spiritual Serpent’s seed, and lost. We know this is so because it through them that paganism was reintroduced from the antediluvian world. That leaves five souls saved.

Question two: Strictly speaking, according to Bro. Branham, the rider of all four horses is Satan’s head demon (Beelzebub?). Still, it is ultimately Satan in control, and as you know, when the Bride goes up, he’s cast out of heaven then incarnates the pope, so at that stage he becomes the pale horse rider.

Answer: Beelzebub (correctly Beelzebul) was Satan Himself. It was actually Baal-zebul, the Ekronite “god of the flies” and the Jews in ridicule changed it to Beelzebul, the “god of dung” (and they made a mistake here also because that should be “zebel;” “Zebul” means dwelling). Satan is the prince or chief of the demons. Beelzebub (correctly Beelzebul) is a name ascribed to Satan by the Jews. This agrees with the Scripture and with Brother Branham.

Satan does not have to be cast out in order to ride the horses; there are in face NO horses. The horse signifies a power as explained in Revelation 6. On his white horse ride from Pentecost through the Ephesian, Smyrnean and Pergamean Church Ages Satan conquered spiritual power. On his red horse ride through the Thyatirean Church Age Satan conquered political power, and on his black horse ride throughout the Sardisean and Philadelphian Church Ages he garnered demonic power. Now, on his pale horse ride which commenced with the Laodicean Church Age in 1906 he is gathering all of these powers so that when he is cast down to earth he will incarnate the pope and rule the New World Order, riding on to perdition, the grave and the second death following with him.

Revelation 6:7-8, “And when Christ had opened the Fourth Seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse. . .” The Fourth Seal opened at the start of the Laodicean Church Age. Fourth Seal is the Spiritual redemption of the Laodicean and Bride Age saints, so when the Gentile dispensation ends, the Fourth Seal also ends. Satan is cast down to earth when the Fourth Seal is fulfilled.

The Prophet said, “Treat me like the Dutchman, take me for what I MEAN, not for what I say.” In this instance you have quoted and followed what the Prophet said, confident in his THUS SAITH THE LORD without taking it back to Scripture to discover what he MEANT. This oversight is common among most of the ministers and Brethren in the circle of this Message. God chose Brother Branham with his strange grammar and oft-confusing manner of expression “to thin down the crowd.”


9/11/11: Orgy of Deception

by Henry Makow PhD

An atrocity such as 9/11 does not require commemoration. It requires justice! The murder of more than 3,000 Americans hasn’t been avenged. Instead, it has been used to justify war and tyranny.

WTC 9/11[In exposing the modus operandi of the Jewish Weimar Republic that usurped and all but devastated Germany following the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II and the allies’ betrayal of the Armistice of World War I, the Jew Josef Goebbels explained: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent [e.g. the Patriot and Homeland Security Acts, airport body scanning, groping, strip searches, and other offensive measures in the US and other colonies of the ‘City of London’] for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State” Ed]. By subterfuge our ‘leaders’ use firemen of FDNY in this snap to spin high treason into a maudlin appeal to patriotism causing the Goyim to recall images of Iwo Jima firmly embedded in the collective subconscious.

For me, the 9/11 Commemoration is a repeat of the original outrage and therefore very painful to witness. The original attack was mass trauma brainwashing perpetrated by a traitor class within America. Now, they’re reinforcing the original programming. It was all designed to justify perpetual war and strip Americans of their civil rights under the bogus pretext of a terrorist threat.

Americans are acquiescing in their own enslavement, and many seem willing to go along. I think the majority know it was an inside job but are afraid to say so. 9/11 is being spun as a mini “holocaust”—a cathartic event that “changed everything.” Illuminati Satanist Lady Gaga is asking the question, “What will you do to remember?”

An atrocity such as 9/11 does not require remembering. It requires justice!

The perpetrators must be exposed and punished. Otherwise, they will continue these false flags in the form of “terrorist attacks,” oil spills, stock crashes, viruses or “natural” disasters. The politicians who wax eloquent about 9/11 are among the main accomplices. You have to admire their ability to lie so brazenly; no doubt it’s a job requirement.

This spectacle demonstrates that we live in a de facto Communist society where the means of production and weapons of mass deception are controlled by the State, a.k.a. the central bankers. Our “leadership” class are traitors who have sold their souls for “success.”

The situation is analogous to the JFK Assassination, where half the people at the funeral had foreknowledge of the hit and participated in the coverup.

THE OFFICIAL STORYLINE

The official 9/11 story has more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese. If this were a free and open society, there would be widespread and genuine interest in addressing the questions. Instead, there is repression, fear and a cover-up.

I’m not going into review the questions again. I refer you to this review of David Ray Griffin’s new book, “9/11—Ten Years Later: When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed”.

I refer you to “9-11 For Dummies—Five Facts Everyone Should Know” which points to the absence of bodies or plane wreckage.

I refer you to 1600 architects and engineers who say the destruction of the WTC was a controlled demolition. WTC owner Larry Silverstein admitted WTC7 was a controlled demolition. Are we expected to believe the Twin Towers weren’t?

9/11 was perpetrated by London-based Illuminati (Masonic) central bankers (Rothschilds, Rockefellers etc.) to advance their centuries-old plan for one-world-government (i.e. tyranny). It was executed by the CIA, Mossad and elements within the US military and covered up by the political and media class who are mid-level gofers. They are accessories after the fact and criminals.

No one within the US Establishment was punished for allowing this mind boggling attack to occur. If it were not an inside job, there would have been hundreds of court marshals and resignations beginning with G. W. Bush’s.

The mass media, whether government or “privately” owned have been discredited as liars and mind control agents. Reporters and announcers are traitors. All three original TV networks were founded by the Illuminati bankers. Fox is no different.

Americans suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. They are hostages who think that if they play along, the Illuminati bankers won’t harm them.

According to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: the people are “accustomed to listening to us only who pay it for obedience and attention. In this way, we shall create a blind mighty force which will never be in a position to move in any direction without the guidance of our agents. . . The people will submit to this regime because it will know that upon these leaders will depend its earnings, gratification and the receipt of all kinds of benefits” (Protocol 10:5).

Sounds like our vaunted freedom is Stockholm Syndrome.

CONCLUSION

Yes, I am sad about 9/11. The murder of more than 3,000 Americans has not been avenged. 9/11 is a litmus test, demonstrating how completely society has been subverted by a satanic cult, the Illuminati.

What remains for people like us? We must uphold the truth in the face of all scorn. But on a personal level, we shouldn’t exhaust ourselves by proselytizing. The truth does not go begging. We’ll share our knowledge when asked. Thus, we can have cordial relationships with everyone, including dupes. We were also dupes once.

We must live our lives as constructively as possible, grateful for the freedom and prosperity we still enjoy. We mustn’t be depressed by the human condition. Eventually the Illuminati will self-destruct. Evil is inherently dysfunctional.

RELATED INFORMATION

Cowardly Wisconsin professors avoid “9/11 Experts” film launch.

This is one of the more shocking documentaries about the attacks of 9/11. Shocking because it’s NOT full of ‘conspiracy theories.’ There is no guess work here as to how or why, 911 IN PLANE SITEsimply revisits the news broadcasts of that day and points out how much of the story simply disappeared as the ‘Official Story’ took shape. It reviews ‘forgotten’ video evidence of that day and points out how much of it contradicts the present view of events.

pilaster on St. John the Divine Cathedral NYCZen Gardner – Occult Trauma Based Mind Control. Do the prescient design sculpted in 1997 on the capital of this pilaster at New York’s St. John the Divine Cathedral (an asset of British Intelligence and closely aligned with their other asset, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith) and the “Great Spherical Caryatid” sculpture (of a female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column) at the twin towers foreshadow the 9/11 “event”?

The 9/11 victims America wants to forget: the 200 jumpers who flung themselves from the Twin Towers and have been ‘airbrushed from history’.

These ‘Establishment’ 9/11 LIES were published by the BBC on August 29, 2011. There is no mention of the participation of CIA, Mossad, MI5, MI6, other intelligence agencies of the ‘City of London’ and privately-owned Israeli security services under cover of the coincidental Global Guardian and Vigilant Guardian joint American/Canadian military exercises.

Comment: A similar false flag black op in Israel would enable the ‘City’ to ignite the ‘hot stage’ of the present World War III. I expect the cleaving of the mount of Olives prophesied in Zechariah 14:4 and resultant demolition of the Dome of the Rock will accomplish this.

Now can you see how the Sixth Vial “poured out upon the great river Euphrates dried up the water that the way of the rulers of the east might be prepared. . . [enabling] demons to go forth to the rulers of the Earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:12, 14)? The pale horse of Revelation 6:7-8 is breaking into a canter across Northern Africa and the Middle East before galloping toward Russia and China. nl703.htm


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Zechariah Chapters Seven and Eight

September 9, 2011

Bible Believers’ Newsletter 702

“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.

Sunday will be the tenth anniversary of that false flag black op we know as 9/11. Where were you when the planes struck the twin towers? I was working behind my computer.

What was your first reaction to the false video replayed ad infinitum? “I said to myself, This is a black op,” and called one of the Brothers who booted up his computer and agreed the destruction of the WTC was almost certainly a black op. Our suspicions have been well and truly confirmed, yet the Establishment continues to blanket our alien-controlled media with lying propaganda, and the best politicians money can buy pursue the City of London’s imperialistic agenda: looting natural resources and slaughtering innocent Muslims to create the enemy cast in the City’s 1871 military blueprint for World War III and world hegemony.

Today I listened to a recording of someone purporting to be Stewardess Betty Ong on American Airlines Flight 11, and someone purporting to be hijacker Mohamed Atta (abc.net.au). I expect long-deceased CIA employee Osama bin Laden will soon release yet another post humus video. Perhaps he will do an Elvis impersonation. Homeland Security claim it has received intelligence [sic] of the likelihood of another terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. However the MOSSAD will likely execute the next false flag black op in Israel! Oy vey!

Is Benedict XVI a Jew? Or is he a Jew? Next we’ll be told there is no tooth fairy, and that Santa Claus is your father! Hold to God’s unchanging hand, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who is present with us now.

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

Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott

 


The PC Brigade kills off Jesus Christ

September 2, 2011 — A decision to use politically correct terms—which do not mention Jesus Christ—for dates BC and AD in the new national history curriculum was an act of Christian cleansing, church leaders said yesterday. The Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, yesterday condemned the move as an ‘intellectually absurd attempt to write Christ out of human history’. . . Full story: dailytelegraph.com.au

Comment: Australia is to remove the birth of Jesus as a reference point for dates in school history books. Under the new politically correct curriculum, the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) will be replaced with BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era).

The Common Era was originally introduced in the Sixth Century and appeared in English as early 1708. Its use is traced back to the Latin term vulgaris aerae and the English Vulgar Era. Use of the CE abbreviation was introduced by Jewish academics in the mid-19th century . . . but both still use the Gregorian calendar and the year-numbering system revolving around BC and AD . . . based on the traditionally reckoned year of the birth of Jesus, with AD counting the years afterwards and BC denoting the years before.


Another ‘Liberation,’ another Unimaginable International Criminal Tragedy

September 3, 2011 — The NATO-‘liberated’ country, after seven months, looks a lot like ‘liberated’ Iraq after eight years.

Queues of cars now wait for petrol in another oil rich country; other queues form, carrying containers for water. The multibillion dollar development of Libya’s vast underground aquifers had been dubbed the ‘eighth wonder of the world. Libya’s water supply infrastructure has been systematically bombed throughout the country.

Shops are without food. All is: ‘absolute disaster,’ according to an eminent legal observer, very familiar with the country. And with electricity largely off, those seeking knowledge as to whether friends and relatives are injured, fled or dead, find the internet and phones dead.

As the injured overwhelm hospitals, many bombed, damaged or without power and pharmaceuticals. No incubators, life support machines or surgery. Another country with a modern, developed infrastructure reduced to the pre-industrial age—with the rebuilding contracts reportedly already being divvied out—in the West. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca


Arab Spring: Revolutions, Lies, and Intervention

August 31, 2011 — The Arab Spring movement also reached all the way to Libya, however, things were quite different as instead of having peaceful protests, opposition forces were picking up arms and fighting the Libyan military. Due to the then-leader of Libya, Col. Mummar Gaddafi, having never truly been a Western puppet, America launched a propaganda war to allow the US-NATO war machine to intervene in Libya on the grounds of ‘humanitarian intervention.’

The question that must first be asked is why the West even wanted to intervene in Libya. The answer is because Libya has Africa’s largest oil reserves and Western oil companies wanted access to them. However, there are also larger economic reasons. Months prior to the intervention, Gaddafi had called upon African and Muslim nations to adopt a single currency: the gold dinar. This would have excluded the dollar as the gold dinar would have been used to purchase goods, thus threatening the economies of Western nations. However, the creation of a gold dinar may have also empowered the people of Africa, something black activists say the US wants to avoid at all costs. . .

There was also geopolitics at work as during the war, Gaddafi ‘vowed to expel Western energy companies from the country and replace them with oil firms from China, India, and Russia.’ This would have effectively excluded the West from ever getting at Libya’s oil. By ousting Gaddafi, the West would be able to have a puppet regime to counter Chinese and Russian moves in North Africa as well as access to Libyan oil.

What many of the media never asked until the conflict was nearing its end was who exactly were the rebels. In the Iraq war, most of the foreign fighters came from Libya and in that, ‘almost all of them came from eastern Libya, the center of the anti-Gaddafi rebellion.’ A Libyan rebel commander even admitted that some of his soldiers had links to Al Qaeda. . .

The hypocrisy of the West ran deep as they found an excuse to intervene in Libya, but not in Egypt, Bahrain, Palestine, or any other location where people were being oppressed by local regimes. However, Western hypocrisy was shown near the outset of the conflict when it was reported that Egypt’s military had begun to ship arms to the rebels with Washington’s knowledge. This clearly shows that supposed arms embargo on Libya was in reality, an embargo on Gaddafi’s forces. . .

The Americans constantly denied that they had boots on the ground, yet, as usual, they were lying. . . Due to the imperialists succeeding in Libya, many are worried that the US-NATO war machine may set its sights on a new target: Syria. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: NATO bombs itself into a country and sets up military bases and doesn’t leave (globalresearch.ca). Bankster’s plan announced by Lindsay Williams and Jonathan May to bankrupt Arabs. This explains how the “greatest depression that ever was” as Bro. Branham put it, may transpire.


Al Qaeda in Syria: Jihadists Wage NATO’s “Humanitarian Wars”

September 2, 2011 — What triggered the crisis in Syria? It was not the result of internal political cleavages, but rather the consequence of a deliberate plan by the US-NATO alliance to trigger social chaos, to discredit the Syrian government of Bashar Al Assad and ultimately destabilize Syria as a Nation State. Since the middle of March 2011, armed Islamist groups covertly supported by Western and Israeli intelligence have conducted terrorist attacks on government buildings and acts of arson.

Amply documented: trained gunmen and snipers have targeted police, the armed forces as well as unarmed civilians. The objective of this armed insurrection is to trigger the response of the police and armed forces, including the deployment of tanks and armored vehicles with a view to eventually justifying a “humanitarian” military intervention, under NATO’s “responsibility to protect” mandate.

There is certainly cause for social unrest and mass protest in Syria: unemployment has increased in recent years, social conditions have deteriorated, particularly since the adoption in 2006 of sweeping economic reforms under IMF guidance. The later include austerity measures, a freeze on wages, the deregulation of the financial system, trade reform and privatization. . . The majority of Syria’s population (including the opponents of the Al Assad government) do not support the “protest movement” which is characterized by an armed insurgency. In fact quite the opposite.

Ironically, despite its authoritarian nature, there is considerable popular support for the government of President Bashar Al Assad, which is confirmed by the large pro-government rallies. . . The role of the US-NATO-Israel military alliance in triggering an armed insurrection is not addressed by the Western media. Moreover, several “progressive voices” have accepted the “NATO consensus” at face value: “a peaceful protest” which is being “violently repressed by the Syrian police and armed forces”. . .

In a Christian village outside of Dara’a, in southern Syria, eye witnesses reported that twenty masked men on motorcycles opened fire on a Christian home while shouting malicious remarks against Christians in the street. According to another ICC source in Syria, churches received threatening letters during the Easter holidays telling them to join Salafi protestors or leave. Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: This is further proof that the lawless (once) Christian nations are now the apostate image unto the beast. Syrian traitors (trained, armed and financed by the Turkish government) have already formed a National Salvation Council dominated by the outlawed [MI6 sponsored] Syrian Muslim Brotherhood (smh.com.au) in consultation with Turkey (the second largest military force inside NATO) and the Pentagon.

The strategy is to give the citizens and subjects of the dictatorships and monarchies in the Middle East people over to the Muslim Brotherhood as their governments are defeated in “humanitarian wars” insinuated by and prosecuted ‘the City of London‘ (deploying NATO forces of their colonies such as Britain, France, Italy, Canada, the USA and Australia, and occupied countries such as Germany, Japan, South Korea and Israel). This is their way of ensuring World War III between political Islamists and political Zionists (fighting with the blood and borrowed funds of nominally Christian nations) proceeds according to the strategy of Albert Pike’s 1871 military blueprint which agrees with Bible prophecy. “Today the Jews rule this world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them” (Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, October 17, 2003).


Australia’s Detention Camps

January 24, 2011 — The FEMA head came to Australia last year (see Part 1) to instruct Australians how to build detention camps for those who reject the UN global government take over when this region becomes the ASEAN Union. Recent Investigations indicate this complex was built by the UN and there’s also one being built in Western Australia—Something that has been kept secret—The IMF banking cartel will take over government as it has in Argentina, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain Ireland, etc. . .

Australian people have been duped and deceived concerning the NWO, UN, CFR, take-over, the corrupt media being under the control of the IMF banking cartel, demonize any whistleblower who raises the warnings as ‘conspirators’.

In this planned attack on Australia, as in all previous take-overs, FIRST the UN coerce the governments which are also corporations to sell public assets into private corporations, and buyers from the US such as Halliburton, Rockefeller, KBR, etc. then squeeze the economy, close banks, take possession of properties, enforce vaccinations, etc.
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The NWO crowd are planning YOUR tomorrow today. Take the KBR train from Adelaide to Darwin to embark for Christmas Island, a great spot to park recalcitrants from within ASEAN. Full story: youtube.com


Global Depopulation: Aggie the Traveling Agrobacterium

The Purpose of this GMO Primer is to demonstrate how genetic engineering endangers not only our food supply, but the very planet itself. These slides illustrate the genetic engineering process—what can happen when a transformed agrobacterium (Aggie) escapes into the wild and woolly plant kingdom, and how, through shedding and horizontal gene transfer, our food supply and health are at risk. . .

There are two very important risks involved in the genetic engineering of our food supply: Contamination of normal crops through shedding (cross-pollination) threatens to eliminate any non-GMO sources of food we have. Antibiotic and/or herbicide resistance and the transgene contained in these plants is horizontally transferred between other bacteria in the environment, as well as eukaryotic organisms, especially when transgenic plants are consumed.

Contamination by Shedding Shed pollen is picked up by insects, birds, or mammals, and carried to other plants. Shed pollen is also carried by the wind and spread to other plants. The transgenes from the plants that shed the pollen and the non-GM plants that receive it and are fertilized, mix together, converting the non-GM plant to a transgenic plant. Plants shed pollen in order to fertilize themselves (self-pollination), or to fertilize other plants (cross-pollination). . .
Full story: authorstream.com


Full-Blown Civil War erupts on Wall Street as Reality finally Hits

September 3, 2011 — Finally, after trillions in fraudulent activity, trillions in bailouts, trillions in printed money, billions in political bribing and billions in bonuses, the criminal cartel members on Wall Street are beginning to get what they deserve. As the Eurozone is coming apart at the seams and as the US economy grinds to a halt, the financial elite are starting to turn on each other. The lawsuits are piling up fast. Here’s an extensive roundup: . . .

First up, this shockingly huge $196 billion lawsuit just filed against 17 major banks on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Bank of America is severely exposed in this lawsuit. As the parent company of Countrywide and Merrill Lynch they are on the hook for $57.4 billion. JP Morgan is next in the line of fire with $33 billion. And many death spiraling European banks are facing billions in losses as well. . . Full story: ampedstatus.org


The Pale Horse Rider, the Pope, and the City of London

Question: If the horseman riding the pale horse is the pope, or whoever is pulling the strings of the Catholic church (ultimately it’s Satan) then do they give the orders to the City of London?

Answer: The rider of all four horses is Satan.

He breached Adam’s race after Eve was beguiled by the seed of discrepancy, spiritual Serpent’s seed (Genesis 3:13; II Corinthians 11:3-4) and seduced in miscegenation with the Devil-incarnate Serpent whose physical seed conceived Cain (Genesis 3:14-16; II Corinthians 11:2; I John 3:12). By the time God shut Noah and his group into the Ark Satan had conquered the world, and slipped the physical Serpent’s seed Naamah into the Ark along with the spiritual Serpent’s seed Ham and his wife.

Again Satan conquered by miscegenation but principally by spiritual Serpent’s seed at Babel until the Lord intervened by “the confusion of tongues” . Centuries later He made promise to Abram and separated him, but his grandson Esau who was spiritual Serpent’s seed intermarried with the physical Serpent’s seed, and from the time of Solomon Israel began to fall to the spiritual Serpent’s seed. God dispersed the Northern Kingdom throughout the Assyrian empire, then Judah fell under thrall to spiritual Serpent’s seed and He sent the nation to exile in Babylon where they adopted and instituted the spiritual Serpent’s seed of Babylonian religion in what we now know as the Babylonian Talmud, but which Jesus called “the traditions of the elders which makes the Word of God of no effect” (Matthew 15:9).

John Hyrcanus, high priest and prince of the Maccabees hired mercenaries, defeated and forcibly assimilated the Edomites in 123BC. In 129BC Ammouius wrote, “The Idumeans were . . . subdued by the Jews [i.e. Judahites] and compelled to be circumcised, and to unite into one nation, and be subject to the same laws, they were called Jews.” Numerically greater and predominantly physical Serpent’s seed, these Edomites “were hereafter no other than Jews” (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, XIII, 9:1). Hence in the days of His flesh Jesus lived in “Galilee of the Gentiles; He would not live in Jewry because the Jews sought to kill Him” (John 7:1). Spiritually, in this day Edomites are apostates of Adam’s race entitled to claim the birthright but proven to be profane persons in spiritual fornication with man-made traditions against Christ the Word (Hebrews 12:16). Physically, they are predominantly Serpent’s seed.

In AD740 Talmudic Jews from Babylon converted king Bulan, and his physical Serpent’s seed nation adopted Judaism by decree. Originally from Lower Mongolia, they migrated to the Caucasus and established the powerful kingdom of Khazaria that fought Russia for 1,000 years until their invasion from the East side of New York City brought final victory in 1917. Meanwhile they had married into the royal and aristocratic houses of Europe, ruled the Vatican and conquered the United States and the rest of the world through subterfuge, usury and the power of the purse. Ezekiel 38 and 39 will be more meaningful once you see that Judaism and the Talmud are the antithesis of Moses and the prophets, and that the souls under the altar are Torah-believing Israelites of the Old Covenant descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not their Talmudic non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled impersonators in covenant with Death (Isaiah 28:14-22; Daniel 9:27; Revelation 6:8).

Here we are at the end of the world, and Satan is again bringing genocide to Adam’s race by miscegenation with the children of Cain as Moses and Jesus prophesied (Genesis 6:1-4; Matthew 24:37), and of course both natural and spiritual adultery.

Yes, I believe Rome and then the Black Nobility are at the top of the ancient pecking order, with Jewry their servant. However, I also understand apostate Jews and Rome organized the Roman Catholic church, and that from around AD1200 these self-styled Jews had intermarried all or most of the noble families of Europe and England and through the breakdown of belief and the rise of philosophies such as communism, and the spread of literacy and education across all classes, even Rome and the Black Nobility now rely as much upon the power of their wealth and martial force as they do upon religion and the law.

On the one hand is the spiritual Serpent’s seed and on the other is physical Serpent’s seed. God set this enmity against Adam’s race to “prove” His elect, and chastise the non-elect with a view to correction, and to destroy the reprobates (Genesis 3:15).

The short answer is: Rome is at the top working hand-in hand with the City and that all three—the Judaeo-Roman Universal church, the Jew’s City of London, and Judaeo-Communism, are actually Serpent’s seed of one kind or both, and while they work together for mutual advantage, each is competing for mastery. Initially Rome will rule one world government by defeating Communism, but when it endeavours to suppress the MoneyPower of City, the Black Nobility will switch their allegiance to Judaeo-Communism, which will annihilate Rome and the United States, (as Brother Branham foresaw). This will lead to the destruction of all life.

The people in all of these groups are either physical and spiritual Serpent’s seed, or useful idiots and thus spiritual Serpent’s seed.


Zechariah Chapters Seven and Eight

I contemplated bypassing Zechariah chapters seven and eight supposing this would be historical and scarcely relevant to Christ’s end-time Bride. But no, human nature does not change and Israel types the Church. Here was a moral warning, a situation not unlike Laodicea wherein the prophet discerns motive and objective and brings correction. And here Zechariah declares the future universal salvation is not restricted to Israel but includes the more numerous Gentiles.

The Israelites have returned from Babylonian captivity to the land of Palestine and God’s prophets Haggai and Zechariah are attempting to encourage them—disheartened as they are by the surrounding perils and by the humble aspect of the temple—to the work of rebuilding as instructed by the Lord. In the midst of their work a delegation sent from Bethel visits to consult with the priests.

Zechariah 7:1-3, “In the fourth year of king Darius, the Word of the Lord came to Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, Chisleu, when the people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-melech and their men, to entreat the favour of the Lord, and to ask the priests of the house of the Lord of hosts, and the prophets, Should we weep in the fifth month, [sanctifying] ourselves by separation [from all defilements], as we have done for so many years?”

This visitation took place two years after Zechariah had received eight major consecutive visions and a direct Word from the Lord, during which time the work of rebuilding the temple had proceeded with the promise of a speedy restoration of the ancient worship in its integrity. Now the people of Bethel who had returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel, having rebuilt their city (Ezra 2:28; Nehemiah 7:31-32) sent delegates to offer sacrifices and beseech the Lord’s favour, and to speak with the priests regarding the propriety of continuing to observe the solemn fasts, especially that commemorating Nebuchadnezzar’s razing of the city and temple on the tenth day of the fifth month.

Zechariah 7:4-7, “Then the Word of the Lord of hosts came to Zechariah, Say to all the people of the land including the priests, “When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month, for these seventy years, was it for Me that you fasted? Was it for Me? And when you eat and when you drink, do you not eat for yourselves and drink for yourselves? When Jerusalem was inhabited and prosperous, with her cities around her, and when the Negev desert in the South and the coastal plain of Shephelah were inhabited, the former prophets (Isaiah 1:16-29; Jeremiah 7:5, 23) warned that this [hypocritical] attitude would surely lead to ruin, as it has”.

Here Zechariah rebukes the delegation and also the priests, “for the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and the people should seek the Law at his mouth: as he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 2:7) but these priests were unable to enlighten the delegates and required instruction in understanding themselves. They had become formal and public worship had become the emptiness of mere ritual which leads to hypocrisy. The delegation was from the remnant of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in Bethel where the golden calves were once set up; Zechariah discerned they were still hypocrites whose prime objective was to receive priestly approval for their religious observance of man-made ritual as a mask for their disobedience. For had they obeyed the Words and warnings of God’s prophets there would have been no occasion to institute these fasts as Jerusalem and the temple would never have been destroyed (Zechariah 7:9-14). It was not sacrifice and fasting God sought, but obedience, without which their fasting was hypocrisy. The fact God was prospering construction of the new temple rising before their eyes should have caused them to rejoice, yet they were prepared to fast and mourn for the old temple destroyed eighty years beforehand.

The priests themselves needed instruction even though the fast upon which they were questioned was not a Divine appointment but had been decreed by man as was the fast of the seventh month which was observed on the anniversary of the murder of Gedaliah and his companions (Jeremiah 41:1-11). It was therefore a matter of supreme indifference to the Lord whether they observed these man-made fasts, or not, just as it was entirely a personal affair whether a man ate and drank or fasted. None of these issues was observed in service to the Lord, and construction of the new temple was progressing, so was it not hypocrisy to mourn? There was in any case only ever one compulsory fast in the ritual of the Old Testament, and that was the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:29), yet today the self-styled Jews observe as many as fourteen annual fasts and “by their traditions transgress and make the Commandment of God of no effect” (Matthew 15:1-9).

Denominational churches today observe annual manmade fasts, feasts and rituals like Easter and Christmas, saints’ days, catechisms, christenings, nicolaitane priesthoods and false baptisms that originated in Nimrod’s Babel with far greater zeal than they apply to “study to show themselves approved of God, as workmen with no need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth” (II Timothy 2:15). Like Zechariah in his day Brother Branham directed the heart of God’s elect to the faith once delivered to their fathers, for the Lord is not satisfied with ritual and cold lectionary preaching, which is what led Judah and more recently the churches of Laodicea into apostasy, and they “know it not.”

Paul had the same experience and declared: “The mystery of iniquity is already at work.” Galatians 4:8-11: “Formerly, when you did not know God, you were in bondage to so-called gods that did not even exist; but now when you know God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you are turning back again to the weak and beggarly rudiments to which you want to be enslaved once more? You observe days and months, festivals and years. I am afraid I have laboured over you in vain.” Paul elaborates further on the subject of manpleasing and bondage in Colossians 2:13 – 4:6: “Let no man judge you in questions of food and drink, or the observance of a festival, new moon, or sabbath-keeping, which are shadows of things to come; but the Body of Christ is the substance that cast the shadow. Let no one defraud you of salvation’s prize, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels based upon delusional visions which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind . . .”

Those religious spirits that imprisoned the souls of the Judeans in the days of Zechariah and Paul have multitudes of souls imprisoned now.

Zechariah answers the delegates’ question and corrects the people: Zechariah 7:8-14, “And the Word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying, Thus spoke the Lord of hosts, Render justice [based on the true facts without regard to personal considerations]; let everyone show lovingkindness [to the unfortunate] and mercy to his brother, and do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the stranger [Heb. ‘ger’], or the poor. Let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart. But they refused to hearken, turned a rebellious shoulder and stopped their ears that they should not hear. They made their hearts like adamant, lest they should hear the Law, and the Words which the Lord of hosts has sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great wrath came from the Lord of hosts. And it came to pass, that as He called out and they did not hear, so they call out and I do not hear, says the Lord of hosts; and I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land they left was desolate, so that no one even traveled through it: and the pleasant land was made desolate”.

Zechariah told the people his instructions were not his personal understanding but “the Word of the Lord.” Overstrained devotion to ritual observances misleads men to lay stress upon mint, anise, and cumin—legalism in dress and conduct rather than judgment and mercy—hence he exposed the hollowness of mere outward fastings then reminded them that the cause of their fathers’ ruin was not inattention to ceremonial observances, but disregard to the commonsense duties of justice and humanity. The Lord requires obedience rather than sacrifice and the obstinate disobedience of Jewry today is evident in their determination to build another temple at Jerusalem. But the disobedience of professed Christians in their adamant refusal to hear the Words of the former prophets, and the vindicated “Elijah” of this day whose ministry revealed “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever—in the office of Son of man discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart. . . as it was in the days of Lot,” will cause Him to “smite the Earth with a curse” and they will perish in the great tribulation (Malachi 4:5-6; Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 13:8; 4:12).

Isaiah 1:4-17 prophesied Judah’s rebellion, the Captivity and desolation, and as Jesus prophesied the moral depravity and religious duplicity of modern Jerusalem (Revelation 11:8), Isaiah also compared Judah to Sodom: “Of what significance is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me? says the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and with the fat of your fatted calves; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or lambs, or he-goats. When you come to appear in My Presence, who required you to trample My courts with these offerings? Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to Me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I am weary of bearing them. Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates: they have become a burden, I am weary of bearing them. When you spread forth your hands [in supplication] I will hide My eyes from you: even though you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood”.

The Lord was fed up with the religious hypocrisy of the Judeans. And today He is similarly vexed with denominational worshippers. Jesus has cried out to this last age, “You have the Word. You have more Bibles than ever, but you are not doing anything about the Word except dividing and hacking it into pieces, taking what you want and leaving out what you don’t want. You are not interested in LIVING it, but debating it. I would sooner you were cold or hot. If you were cold and rejected it, I could stand that. If you would get white hot to know its truth and live it, I would praise you for that. But when you simply take My Word and don’t honor it, I in return must refuse to honor you. I will spue you out for you nauseate Me” (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 340:3). Therefore the Lord must be grieved with worshippers in the denominations that have arisen in the circle of this Message, whose people know the rhema but not the Logos of the Message and parrot, “The Prophet said”! “The Prophet said”! Not understanding what he MEANT.

Isaiah alludes to God’s promise of redemption from sin by the Blood of the Lamb under the New Testament dispensation (Revelation 7:14): “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your ways from before My eyes; cease from evil; learn to do good; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land: but if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken”.

Scarlet was a fast colour which neither dew nor rain nor washing would remove; hence it is used as a metaphor for the fixedness and permanency of sins in the heart of man. No human means will wash them out. No effort of man, no external rites, no tears, no sacrifice, no prayers are of themselves sufficient to wash away that stain.

                  What can wash away my sin?
                  Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.
                  What can make me whole again?
                  Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
                  Oh, precious is the flow
                  That makes me white as snow.
                  No other fount I know,
                Nothing but the Blood of Jesus!

 

Malachi was another straight-talking prophet: “A son honours his father, and a servant his master. If I then am a father, where is My honour? And if I am a master, where is My fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise My Name. You say, How have we despised Your Name? By offering polluted food upon My altar. And you say, How have we polluted You? By thinking that the table of the Lord may be held in contempt: when you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer the lame and the sick, is that not evil? Present that to your [heathen Persian] governor; will he be pleased with you, and show you favour? asks the Lord of hosts. And now, entreat the favour of God, that He may be gracious to us. With such a gift in your hand, will He show favour to any of you, says the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 1:6-9).

That dilatory spirit on the Judeans in the days of Malachi led the Jewish church to crucify the Son of Man four hundred years thence; the same spirit today is leading the Gentile churches to crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh.

We have to say the right thing to God, which means we must have His mind in us. We need to distinguish and correctly place the dispensations of Son of man, Son of God, Son of man, and Son of David if we are to recognize our day and its Message. How can we call upon Him if we do not know whether He is working in the Office of Prophet, Priest, or King, as typed in the Old Testament? Brother Branham said, “Jesus, His Name on earth was Redeemer, Jesus. When He was on earth, He was the Redeemer; that’s true. But when He conquered death and hell, and overcome them, and ascended on high, He received a new Name. That’s the reason they holler the way they do and don’t get nothing; it’ll be revealed in the thunders. See” (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 158:3)?

Zechariah had rebuked the people for their formalistic self-works that brought “great wrath from the Lord of hosts” as the dreadful consequence of disobedience through carnal reasoning against the revealed Word of God, since perpetuated in the Babylonian Talmud by recalcitrant Jews. God did not want them to abandon the activities ordained in His Word but to align their hearts to His revealed will, and as Isaiah said: if when reasoning is concluded they submit to Him, by grace through faith He will transform their desires into the substance of things hoped for. He does not want you to try your best to obey His Word but to trust, obey, and yield soul, spirit and body to Him. There is nothing man can of himself do for the Lord. He wants the preeminence to live through you and accomplish for you. This alone will bring the Token on display whereby His Life is “known and read of all men”.

After urging the Israelites to obedience by the fate of their fathers, Zechariah in chapter eight urges them to obedience by promises of coming prosperity vouchsafed by a decalogue of “Thus saith the Lords.” Naturally, the promises pertain to the ongoing restoration of the nation; spiritually they will come to pass “in the last days” or Messianic age of redemption and completion when the Kingdom is extended to we Gentiles.

Zechariah 8:1-8, “And the Word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and with great fury [against her oppressors] I am jealous for her. Thus saith the Lord; I am returned to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called the city of Truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts (Isaiah 2:2-3) the holy mountain” (Jeremiah 31:23).

The glory of the Lord departed the Temple when Jerusalem yielded to her foes (Ezekiel 11:23). His absence had caused all of Israel’s woes and His return is the one sure pledge of permanent restoration (Psalm 46). The beginning and indispensable condition of all true prosperity is the Presence of the Lord. Now He has decreed His determination to return to Zion, and Jerusalem was certainly the place where Truth was found for God only meets man under the blood of the lamb so that Jerusalem was then God’s only provided place of worship (Deuteronomy 16:2, 16). However the strict fulfillment of this promise must be referred to the Messianic period for the glory of the Lord never returned in the form of the Shekinah and in the bodily form of Messiah—the Logos and Truth of God manifest (John 17:17), His glory was despised and rejected.

The Shekinah will not return to Jerusalem until it manifests unrecognized above the Mount of Olives signifying the end of the Gentile dispensation and Christ’s second or ‘parousia’ Coming to Israel to take residence in the millennium temple of 144,000 elect Israelites after the midst of Daniel’s Seventieth week (Ezekiel 43:1 – 48:35; Revelation 7:1-8; 14:1-5; 15:2-4; 19:1-9). Throughout the millennium, as in the renewed heavens and renewed Earth, the Shekinah will overshadow God’s dwelling place, which is New Jerusalem, His elect called Jehovah-Shammah: “The Lord is there” (Ezekiel 48:35).

“Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with a staff in hand for very age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets”.

The future restoration of Israel is portrayed in all security and happiness. Long life and a numerous progeny were ordinary theocratic blessings as temporal rewards of obedience (Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 7:13-14).

“Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Because this will appear in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days so difficult as to be incredible, should it be unbelievable in My eyes also that I should be able to fulfill My promises because of natural circumstances? says the Lord of hosts.” A great source of unbelief is the limitations men place upon God’s power. Faith is righteousness, sin is righteousness perverted to unbelief in God’s revealed Word.

“Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will save My people [from all lands as far as the Sun shines] from the land of the sunrise and from the land of the sunset; and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness”.

Zechariah proceeds to encourage the Judeans of his day on the basis of these promises. However there is certainly no historical evidence of a general return of the disapora to Palestine and this promise must be restricted to the time of Daniel’s Seventieth Week (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 12:14, etc,). Only then God will reconfirm His New Covenant (Jeremiah 31; Daniel 9:27) through the ministry of the two Hebrew witnesses promised in Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11.

Zechariah 8:9-13, “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Let your hands be strong, you who in these days hear these Words from the mouth of the prophets, since the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be rebuilt. For before those days there was no wage for man, nor hire for beast; neither was there any peace for anyone going out or coming in because of the enemy: for I had set every man against his neighbour. But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, says the Lord of hosts. For I am sowing the seed of peace; the vine shall yield its fruit, and the ground shall give its increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. And as you were a byword of cursing among the heathen, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong”.

To have strong hands is a metaphor meaning “to be of good courage” (Judges 7:11; II Samuel 16:21). In this instance because God is “jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and with great fury [against her oppressors] I am jealous for her” as declared by the prophets Haggai and Zechariah on “the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid that the temple might be rebuilt.” Construction was disrupted by the Samaritans throughout the reigns of Cyrus and Darius, and in the beginning of the reign of Ahasuerus (Ezra 4), so there was great unemployment and insecurity both within the city and in the country where it was no longer safe to farm. But now that the Lord is bringing peace and Judah will prosper, rather than being an imprecatory formula, it will be a formula of benediction among the heathen. The distinct mention of “Judah” and “Israel” here proves there has as yet been no general return of the disapora to Palestine as we commented on verse eight.

Zechariah 8:14-17, “For thus saith the Lord of hosts, As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked Me to wrath, says the Lord of hosts, and I repented not: so have I thought again in these days to do well to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear not. These are the things that you shall do; Speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and justice, leading to peace in your gates. Do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these are things I hate, says the Lord”.

God’s Word is true, just as His threatened chastisements did not fail to befall the nation when their fathers failed to repent, so His blessings are assured so long as Judah obeys his instructions. “For all these are things I hate,” and in conformity to God’s nature, we should love what God loves and hate what God hates.

Zechariah 8:18-23, “And the Word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts, The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love truth and peace”.

Here begins the second “Word of the Lord of hosts” to Zechariah (8:1). And here the prophet answers the enquiry of the delegation from Bethel in Zechariah 7:3 concerning the fast in the fifth month commemorating Nebuchadnezzar’s razing of the city and temple by a reply applying to all of their fasts—the fast of the fourth month in commemoration of the overthrow of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 39:2), the fast of the seventh month in commemoration of the murder of Gedaliah and his companions (Jeremiah 41:1-11), and the fast of the tenth month in commemoration of the commencement of the siege (Jeremiah 52:4)—are to be turned into festivals of joy because the general condition of Judah and Jerusalem will be blessed with such happiness and prosperity as to render fasting inappropriate.

On the day of Pentecost, which inaugurated “the acceptable year of the Lord” or Pentecostal jubilee and release from sin (Isaiah 61:2), ritual fasting including the Day of Atonement was done away, for by one sacrifice for sins Jesus Messiah took away the Law of the Old Testament that He may establish the New Testament of good things to come as witnessed by the baptism of the Holy Ghost which puts God’s laws into our hearts and into our minds and remits our sins so that there is no more offering for sin (Hebrews 10:7-20).

When Israel crucified Messiah the nation rejected its Atonement and the Lord ceased dealing with Israel until the Gentile dispensation is fulfilled (Romans 11:25). We will discover as we progress through Zechariah’s prophecies how the elect of Israel will truly weep, sanctifying one another by separation from all defilements, when they catch the revelation of Christ’s ‘parousia’ Coming to them after the midst of Daniel’s Seventieth Week. “And they shall look upon Him whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn” (Zechariah 12:10; Leviticus 16:29-31; Acts 1:7).

The Holy Spirit will quicken the Message that was delivered by Israel’s “Moses” and “Elijah” “to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion—to give them a laurel wreath instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called oaks of righteousness planted by the Lord for His own glory. And [in the millennium] they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. . .” (Isaiah 61:3-4).

“And the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35:10). Glory!

Zechariah 8:20-22, “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Peoples shall yet come, even the inhabitants of many cities; the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to beseech the favour of the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts: I too will go. And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the Lord”.

Stimulation of revelation! The Lord is emphatic, notwithstanding all past desolations, yet this will come to pass. And peoples, not merely individuals, but entire nations will embrace Christianity, although the general exhortation, “Let us go speedily” leads to the individual affirmation, I too will go.” This is vouchsafed by the preface “Thus saith the Lord.” Just before Christ’s Coming, a sense of the inadequacy of their systems of philosophy and religion grew up among the heathen which disposed them favorably towards Yahwism embraced by proselytes from various parts of Asia who in turn embraced the fulfillment of its prophecies when Christianity was preached to them (Acts 2:5-12, 37-47; 10:34-48; 13:46-48; Romans 11:12-15; Isaiah 60:1-5; 66:23).

“Thus saith the Lord of hosts, In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men of all languages of the nations shall take hold of the skirt [by the fringe and blue ribbon upon it which was a distinguishing badge of an Israelite (Numbers 15:38; Deuteronomy 22:12)], saying, We will go with you [to Jerusalem]: for we have heard that God is with you”.

Prior to Calvary it was necessary for all adult males to assemble in Jerusalem for worship three times in the year: in the feast of Unleavened Bread, in the feast of Weeks, and in the feast of Tabernacles. Hence Zechariah describes the Gentile converts as seeking the Lord in Jerusalem where the blood of the Pascal lamb was shed; no Israelite could conceive of real conversion except one had come under the blood of the lamb (Deuteronomy 16:16). Thus the glorious conversions of Gentile nations throughout all Seven Church Ages of the Gentile dispensation foretold by Israel’s prophets for Israelite ears were presented throughout the Old Testament in harmony with Jewish conceptions.

Zechariah reveals that future universal salvation is not restricted to Israel alone but the nations of the Gentiles as well, and that the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel will lead to the removal of all the fasts that mourn their refusal to heed the Word of God in the past. Revelation 21:4, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away”. nl702.htm

 


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Zechariah’s Eighth Vision and His Command to Prophetic Pantomime

September 1, 2011

Bible Believers’ Newsletter 701

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

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God’s unchanging Word.

In this issue we complete our study of Zechariah’s eight continuous major visions and the Word of the Lord that followed, instructing him to enact a symbolic pantomime to illustrate the when the Kingdom is restored to Israel Messiah will be both King and High Priest, and His Kingdom will embrace an election of Gentiles who are presently a kingdom of priests to God (Revelation 1:6; 20:6; I Peter 2:5, 9; Exodus 19:6; Isaiah 61:6).

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

 


European Banks set Cash Test by IMF Chief

August 29, 2011 — Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s new chief, set off tremors at the Jackson Hole summit over the weekend with warnings that the global financial system is on very thin ice and vulnerable to the slightest shock. “We are in a dangerous new phase. The stakes are clear: we risk seeing the fragile recovery derailed, so we must act now,” she said.

“Banks need urgent overcapitalization. If it is not addressed we could easily see the further spread of economic weakness to core countries, even a debilitating liquidity crisis. The most efficient solution would be mandatory substantial overcapitalization” . . . Full story: telegraph.co.uk


Air-Launched Cruise Missile in American Airlines Livery

9/11 ALCM in American Airlines livery9/11 ALCM in American Airlines liveryAugust 29, 2011 — There have constant rumors the US Air Force has been in a state of near mutiny working behind the scenes to foil one or more additional “false flag” attacks on the USA. Weapons experts who examined the damage to the Pentagon have almost to a man concluded that the 12-foot hole in the Pentagon could only have been caused by an Air Launched Cruise Missile. Could this video be something leaked by USAF insiders to cast further light on the 911 attack? The first image of the missile appears at the 0:38mins on the video, the second, more detailed, appears at 2:05mins. Full story: youtube.com


The ‘Liberation’ of Libya: NATO Special Forces and al Qaeda join Hands

August 28, 2011 — The “pro-democracy” rebels are led by al Qaeda paramilitary brigades under the supervision of NATO Special Forces. The “Liberation” of Tripoli was carried out by “former” members of the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). The jihadists and NATO work hand in glove. These “former” Al Qaeda affiliated brigades constitute the backbone of the “pro-democracy” rebellion. NATO special forces with “boots and the ground” pass unnoticed. Their identity is not known or revealed. They blend into the Libyan rebellion landscape of machine guns and pickup trucks. They are not highlighted in the photo ops.

Special forces composed of US Navy SEALS, British Special SAS Forces and French Legionnaires, disguised in civilian rebel garb, are reported to be behind major operations directed against key government buildings including Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound in central Tripoli.

“The NATO Consensus” which upholds the “humanitarian mandate” of the Atlantic alliance cannot be challenged. The bombings of civilian areas as well as the role of a terrorist militia are either trivialized or not mentioned. . . The criminal invasion and occupation of Libya is not mentioned. The lives of independent journalists in Tripoli who report on what is actually happening are threatened. . . The Libya Islamic Fighting Group was listed by the UN until June 10th as a terrorist organization. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

West Wants to take Control of Libya’s Oil Wealth . . . this is not a revolution. These are NATO trained gunman, and they are al Qaeda related paramilitaries, mercenaries.

They have very little support within civil society in Libya. . . The large majority of the population are against the rebellion, and the only thing that sustains the rebellion, are the NATO bombings. And these are criminal bombings; let’s say what they are. They are in derogation of international law, actions that are criminal in terms of their consequences: the killings of children, the killing of people in their own homes, and this has been well documented.

And what is criminal in this process, is the fact that this war is presented to the media as a humanitarian operation.

Realities are turned upside down. We are told, that war is peace. The lie becomes the truth, essentially that is what has happened. . . neo-colonial, re-conquest of not only Libya, but the whole continent of Africa is contemplated. This implies the militarization of the African Continent with AFRICOM [United States Africa Command]. This is an integral part of the agenda. . . The Libyan Oil Company was a very important state entity, which was there to serve the Libyan people. It was used to finance economic development. It is slated to be taken over and privatized, handed it over to Total, which is the French Oil company and other Western oil companies. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday and Thursday expose the close collaboration between the US government, top American politicians and Muammar Gaddafi, who Washington now insists must be hunted down and murdered. . . The cables have been virtually blacked out by the corporate media, which has functioned as an embedded asset of NATO and the so-called rebel forces that it directs. It is hardly coincidental that the WikiLeaks posting of the cables was followed the next day by a combination of a massive denial of service attack and a US judge’s use of the Patriot Act to issue a sweeping “production order” or subpoena against the anti-secrecy organization’s California-based Domain Name Server, Dynadot. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

The duration of the video Libya Truth is 9:23 minutes (ignore the profanity in the last 30 seconds). NATO’s War on Libya. This favourable draft UN report on human rights in Libya was written before the NATO bombings and invasion.

Gilad Atzon who renounced his Israeli citizenship declares America’s massive support for Israel has cost trillions of dollars and multitudes of lives. It has diminished USA’s moral standing in the world, lessened its domestic freedoms, and exposed it to unnecessary and growing peril.


TR-3B

The pitch black, triangular shaped TR-3B was rarely mentioned—and then, only in hushed whispers—at the Groom Lake facility where he worked. The craft had flown over the Groom Lake runway in complete silence and magically stopped above Area S-4. It hovered silently in the same position, for some 10 minutes, before gently settling vertically to the tarmac. At times a corona of silver blue light glowed around the circumference of the massive TR-3B. The operational model is 600 feet across.

TR-3B Astra US UFOThe TR-3B is Code named Astra. The tactical reconnaissance TR-3B first operational flight was in the early 90s. The triangular shaped nuclear powered aerospace platform was developed under the Top Secret, Aurora Program with SDI and black budget monies. At least 3 of the billion dollar plus TR-3Bs were flying by 1994. The Aurora is the most classified aerospace development program in existence. The TR-3B is the most exotic vehicle created by the Aurora Program. It is funded and operationally tasked by the National Reconnaissance Office, the NSA, and the CIA. The TR-3B flying triangle is not fiction and was built with technology available in the mid 80s. Not every UFO spotted is one of theirs. . . Full story: darkgovernment.com angelsfortruth.com abundanthope.net 4.bp.blogspot.com

Comment: Brother Branham said: “Your young men shall see visions, and I’ll show wonders in the heavens above.” Flying saucers and everything, great distress. And the earth will be shaken with divers—big earthquakes will be coming, and great volcanics will take place, and great troubles and distress between the world. The nations will be trying to find peace with a knife behind their back; they’ll be troubled in everywhere: all these things. And men shall grow worse and worse. . .” (Junction of Time, p. 20:140).


Architects and Engineers: Solving the Mystery of WTC 7

On 9/11, three tall buildings were brought to the ground. Only two of them were hit by airplanes. How did the third building fall? This mini-documentary features architects and engineers associated with http://www.AE911Truth.org who attempt to answer the question. Full story: naturalnews.tv


Cesium Release equal to 168 Hiroshima A-bombs

August 28, 2011 — The amount of radioactive cesium ejected by the Fukushima reactor meltdowns is about 168 times higher than that emitted in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the government’s nuclear watchdog said Friday. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency provided the estimate at the request of a Diet panel but noted that making a simple comparison between an instantaneous bomb blast and a long-term accidental leak is problematic and could lead to “irrelevant” results.

The report said the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant has released 15,000 terabecquerels of cesium-137, which lingers for decades and can cause cancer, compared with the 89 terabecquerels released by the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. . . Full story: japantimes.co.jp


Washington Monument Crack: ‘Is that a Sign from the Lord?’

August 25, 2011 — Television evangelist Pat Robertson suggested on Thursday that a four-foot crack in the Washington Monument caused by Tuesday’s [5.9] earthquake might be a sign from God.

“Ladies and gentlemen I don’t want to get weird on this so please take it for what it’s worth,” Robertson said. “But it seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America’s power, it has been the symbol of our great nation, we look at that monument and say this is one nation under God. “Now there’s a crack in it, there’s a crack in it and it’s closed up. Is that a sign from the Lord? Is that something that has significance or is it just result of an earthquake? You judge, but I just want to bring that to your attention,” he said.

“It seems to me symbolic,” Robinson said. “When Jesus was crucified and when he died the curtain in the Temple was rent from top to bottom and there was a tear and it was extremely symbolic. Is this symbolic? You judge.”
Full story: tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com

Comment: At the National Cathedral the earthquake cast religious statuary to the ground. One Nisan 14 very soon, an earthquake will sink Los Angeles, marking the end of the Gentile dispensation.

In Newsletter 139.htm guest contributor, the late Pastor David J. Meyer explained the Washington Monument as the fertility object of the New World Order . . . This represented the reproductive organ of Baal or Satan and caused a conception, which would bring forth a new child or “era” nine months later. Remember that the Washington Monument is a type of Egyptian architecture known as an obelisk, and a quick check at your local library will prove that it represented the reproductive shaft of the sun-god. Also visit theilluminatiwatch.com.

The Washington Monument is like the Tower Babel, “whose top may reach unto heaven.” And when one considers the occult behind Washington (jesus-is-savior.com, and dcsymbols.com). And also the European Union, which is the revival of the Holy [sic] Roman Empire as foretold by Daniel and Jesus one becomes conscious of the extreme lateness of the hour (thewatcher.co.uk).


Zechariah’s Eighth Vision and His Command to Prophetic Pantomime

The eighth of Zechariah’s major continuous visions takes us back to his first, and employing similar imagery portrays the development of the prophecy to his day with Judgment overcoming Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon in the hands of Cyrus the Persian and Darius the Mede. Here the horses and riders of the scouting parties of his first vision are replaced by the war chariots of four successive Gentile world empires sent to execute God’s judgment upon Judah throughout “the times of the Gentiles.” They do not camouflage themselves in a glen among the myrtles but charge from between mountains of brass, emblematic of Divine judgment. In our study of Zechariah’s seventh vision we discovered, “God makes the wicked themselves the agents of punishing and removing wickedness.” He said in Zechariah 1:15: “I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion, and I am vehemently displeased with the nations that are at ease: for while I was but a little displeased [with Israel] they afflicted them beyond My intentions.” Thus, when God’s agent of chastisement oversteps the bounds of his commission and evil entreats the Israelites he becomes His enemy, and the Lord sends the succeeding Gentile world empire to overthrow and punish His former agent until His anger is satisfied. But the destruction of the Lord’s enemies is the triumph of His friends, and the eighth vision terminates “the times of the Gentiles.” Thereafter the ministry of Israel’s prophets in the first half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week restores an election of 144,000 Israelites to fellowship with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob after 2,500 years of obstinate disobedience and spiritual blindness. Their recognition of Messiah’s ‘parousia’ Coming will coincide with the Devil-incarnate pope’s abrogation of his covenant with Jewry when, at the dedication he will “sit in the new temple of their g_d, showing that he is God,” forcing his mark of the beast, which is trinitarianism. The so-called Jews and Black Nobility will defect to Judaeo-Communist Russia God has raised as His servant to destroy the apostate fourth Gentile world empire of Rome and all life on Earth, heralding the Millennium and Christ’s physical (Gk. ‘erchomai’) return with the glorified saints of all ages for a thousand years of peace.

Zechariah 6:1-8, “And again I lifted up my eyes and saw four war chariots coming from between two mountains, and those mountains were of brass. The first chariot was drawn by red horses, the second by black horses, the third chariot by white horses, and fourth chariot by dappled gray and bay horses. Then I asked the angel [William Branham] who was speaking with me, “What are these, my lord?” He replied, “These are the four winds of heaven that go forth from standing before the Lord of all the Earth. The chariot pulled by the black horses is going into the north country, and the white are going there after them. The grisled or dappled grays are going toward the south country.”

“And the war chariot pulled by the powerful bay horses went forth intent on patrolling throughout the whole Earth. And the interpreting angel said, “Go, patrol the Earth. So they patrolled the Earth. Then he summoned me and said: See those going toward the north country have quieted God’s spirit in the North country”.

Zechariah’s eight major continuous visions and the Word of the Lord took place on the same night. The four war chariots represent the Gentile world empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome that rule over Jerusalem and Judea throughout “the times of the Gentiles” from Nebuchadnezzar’s overthrow of Judah in 606BC to the consummation. The red horses of the first chariot represent the Babylonian empire, the “head of gold” of the image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. The black horses pulling the second chariot represents the Medo-Persian empire, the white horses pulling the third chariot represent the Greek empire, and the strong grisled or dappled gray horses of the fourth war chariot represent the Roman empire.

Here each empire is distinguished by the colours of its horses. In Daniel 7:1-8 and Revelation 13:2, Rome, the beast that arose from the sea represents the consummation of historical Antichristianity, hence it is an indescribably ferocious, powerful and untamable wild beast incorporating the characteristics of the previous three Gentile world empires. Satan’s pale sickly green horse of Revelation 6:8 is likewise the sum of the evil attributes of the steeds of the first three Seals. Gray signifies hypocrisy, and the Judaeo-Roman Universal church is the summit of hypocrisy. The leopard’s agility and swiftness represents Greece, the white of whose horses signifies victory; the bear, which moves by creeping and lays in wait for its prey represents Medo-Persia, whose black horses signify sorrow, famine and death; the lion, which tears the prey with its great teeth symbolizes bravery, might and royalty, and represents Babylon, the red colour of whose horses signifies war and bloodshed.

Not understanding the meaning of these symbols, the Prophet asks Brother Branham, the interpreting angel in his vision, “What are these, my lord”? He replied, “These [horses and chariots] are the four winds [NOT spirits] of heaven that go forth from standing before the Lord of all the Earth.”

Psalm 148:8, “Stormy wind fulfilling His Word.” The agency of the “four winds” is destructive judgment, or as Brother Branham put it, “war and strife,” as seen in Jeremiah 49:36, Daniel 7:2, Matthew 24:31, and Revelation 7:1. Here they are the war chariots, or armies of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome which executed His judgment upon Israel then exact His retribution on the empire they overcome.

Isaiah 45:7, “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things” (Amos 3:6). Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 27:6), Cyrus (II Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-2; Isaiah 44:28; 45:1), Alexander the Great (Daniel 8:5, 21), and Titus (Daniel 9:26; Matthew 24:15), were God’s servants to bring “evil”—chastisement on the Israelites with a view to correction, and retributive judgment upon the Gentile world empires who had “helped forward the affliction [beyond God’s intentions]”.

The black horses of the Medo-Persian empire “go forth into the North country” to punish Babylon, followed by the white horses of the Greek empire who subdue the Medo-Persian empire lying in the same quarter as Babylon, and finally the grisled or dappled grays of the Roman military “go forth toward the South country [of Egypt],” being part of the third world empire ruled by the Ptolemys after the breakup of the Greek empire following Alexander’s death.

“And the war chariot pulled by the powerful bay horses [of Rome] went forth intent on patrolling throughout the whole Earth [their red colour implying the final great carnage” (Ezekiel 39:1-29; Revelation 19:17-21)]. And the interpreting angel said, “Go, patrol the [whole] Earth. So they patrolled the Earth.” The Roman empire will exercise truly universal totalitarian government (Daniel 7:23; Revelation 10:1-4), and is to continue to the consummation of life when it will be destroyed by Judaeo-Communism which Christ has raised as his servant to destroy the false church (Revelation 18:6-20; 19:17-21). Hence the Holy [sic] Roman Empire will “patrol throughout the whole earth,” counterworking Satan’s “going to and fro in the earth” (Job 1:7; II Thessalonians 2:8,9; I Timothy 4:1), in connection with the last awful development of the fourth world kingdom, for “God makes the wicked themselves the agents of punishing and removing wickedness.”

It is transparently obvious the Holy [sic] Roman Empire is busily “patrolling throughout the whole earth” witnessed in the activities of NATO and its US image in Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Japan, and Syria, with Iran, North Korea, China and Russia marked for “humanitarian war” and Hegelian party political sham democracy. There is only one place of safety and that is in “the unity of the faith [in preparation for] the manifestation of the Sons of God [and] the secret, sudden translation [to the] Marriage Supper of the Lamb”.

Then the interpreting angel called aloud to Zechariah, arousing his attention to the intention of the vision and said: “See those going toward the North country have quieted God’s Spirit in the North country.” In Zechariah’s time Babylon alone of the four Gentile world kingdoms had been finally punished; the others had as yet to expiate their sin; today the fourth has still to do so.

God’s Word demands a separation from sin, which is unbelief. In Genesis 12:1-3, “The Lord said to Abram, Go from your father’s country, from your kindred and your father’s house to a land that I will show you: and I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name famous, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and he who curses you I will curse. And in you all families of the earth shall be blessed.” With God’s threefold demand came a threefold promise.

  1. By departing from his country God would lead him to a new land.
  2. By separating from the Chaldean descendents of Shem, he was assured of numerous seed such as would become a nation.
  3. By separating from his father’s house he would receive a personal blessing, and in its wide extension to all the families [of Adam’s race], make his name glorious and establish a contrast between the subjects of the blessing and those who by their enmity draw God’s curse upon themselves. Abram is not only the channel but the source of blessing to all through Adam’s kinsman Redeemer.

 

As Zechariah’s eighth vision is leading to the end of the Gentile dispensation, the destruction of Israel’s foes, and the separation and redemption of 144,000 elect Israelites from their kindred by their rebirth as a nation “in one day,” we understand that the blessing was only to those of like precious faith as Abram, not to his natural seed born as racial Israelites, and certainly not to Jews who are mostly non-Semitic and anti-Semitic unbelievers. This is the prelude to the blessing and curse flowing through and from the Church.

In the last eight verses of Zechariah 6 the Word of the Lord comes to His prophet by inspiration rather than the agency of an interpreting angel in a vision, however this communication takes place in the eighth month of the second year of Darius and on the same night as the eight major continuous visions (Zechariah 1:1, 8). Whereas the eighth vision recalled and revealed the fruit of the first vision, the Word of the Lord instructs Zechariah to enact a symbolic pantomime connecting to his fourth vision to confirm Zechariah’s expansive and unambiguous revelation of the universality of the Messianic dispensation, sketching His humble background and His work in redeeming not only Israel, but Gentiles of Adam’s race (Isaiah 49:6; Haggai 2:7), and illustrating the ultimate office of Messiah the Branch whom Israel awaits will be that of King-Priest.

Zechariah 6:9-15, “And the Word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Receive donations from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, they have arrived from Babylon and this day you are to enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah where they are staying. Accept the silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest; and say, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Behold the Man whose Name is Branch! He shall grow up out of His place and build the temple of the Lord. He shall build the temple of the Lord, and He shall bear the glory [of both offices]; He shall sit and rule upon His throne; He shall be priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between both [offices]. Then place the crowns in the Temple of the Lord to honour Helem [Heldai], and Tobijah, and Jedaiah, and Hen [Josiah] the son of Zephaniah [Josedech], and for a memorial.”

“And those who are far off shall come and build in the temple of the Lord. And when this comes to pass you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. This will come to pass if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God”.

crown and miter of Israel's high priestZechariah is commanded to go to the house of Josiah immediately that night where three delegates sent by the Judeans remaining in Babylon are lodged, there to receive their gift of silver and gold and “make crowns and sit them on the head of Joshua the son of Josedech the high priest.” As illustrated, Israel’s high priest wore a crown above his miter (Zechariah 3:5; Leviticus 8:9). It seems Messiah will wear two distinct diadems forming a composite crown, the silver signifying His office of High Priest and Redeemer, the gold signifying His office of King combined in One Person. As King of kings in Revelation 19:12, Messiah Branch will wear “many crowns,” perhaps one surmounting the other as impersonated by the Papal tiara.

sign of Christ's parousia ComingThis symbolic coronation of Joshua—“Jesus” in Greek and English—meaning “Jehovah is salvation,” is a pantomime to instill in the minds of the Israelites the prophetic fact that this Branch will grow up out of His own land a genuine root shoot from the fallen trunk of David to which the promises had been made. He did not visibly descend from heaven in glory and greatness as the deluded denominational world then and now anticipate, and His first Coming then like His second or ‘parousia’ Coming now was not recognized by denominational circles. Heaven indeed took notice then with the star in the east as now with the Cloud in the west (Matthew 24:27; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). Of Joshua Zechariah said, “Behold, the man”—as a remarkable foreshadow of Messiah of whom Pontius Pilate would echo, “Behold the man” (John 19:5). Joshua represented the promised antitypical King-priest; the promise of Messiah soon to come and be revealed in this twofold dignity when He shall “restore the kingdom to Israel” (Acts 1:6). Joshua, who was not of the tribe of Judah or the House of David, but a Levite, is presented as a type of Messiah and called Branch as if He were present: He will build the Temple, not that then in construction, which is to be completed by Zerubbabel (Zechariah 4:9) and was merely the embodiment and symbol of spiritual truths, but the Spiritual realization of New Jerusalem wherein “the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the Temple” (Isaiah 60:5, 9-11; Haggai 2:7-9; Malachi 3:1; Revelation 21:22-26). The Temple Messiah builds and in which “even He [notwithstanding His lowly origin] shall bear the glory [of kingly majesty]” is the invisible Temple of the universal Church, “a house of prayer for all people” (Isaiah 56:7; Mark 11:17; Ephesians 2:21; I Peter 2:5). Branch will possess the honour and dignity of King and exercise royal authority, and uniting the priesthood in Himself will take such counsel as results in peace (Isaiah 9:6-7; Ephesians 1:8,11; Hebrews 6:17).

Here we see the true union of Church and State in our King-priest Christ, in whom the Aaronic line and the Davidic line both culminate, for He is our high priest after the order of Melchisedec, “priest of the most high God . . . who was as His name means, King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is King of peace” (Hebrews 7:1-2). The historic unions of church and state and the office of priest-king in all four of the Gentile world empires is an impersonation of Messiah as represented in Zechariah’s seventh vision by the two women bearing the ephah of wickedness “to build it a house in the [metaphorical] land of Shinar”.

How Christ-like was Brother Branham behind whose sin-born flesh the fullness of the Spirit was veiled as a son of man to “reveal the Son of man” (Luke 17:30). Like Jesus, he grew up as a root out of a dry ground in lowly humiliation, uneducated, inarticulate and poorly spoken, his father a drunkard and his family impoverished. He was born a prophet, but until the Lord commissioned him to “do the work of an evangelist” he was known simply as a reputable young man and part-time pastor in a rural village as Jesus was a humble carpenter. Like Jesus, Brother Branham prophesied throughout his childhood and early ministry, and his prophecies were fulfilled. But even as each in their ministries performed such works as no other man did and spoke as no other man spoke, at times gathering huge crowds which soon fell away, both were despised and rejected of men. Yet both men were building on the same invisible Temple of grace wrought in the hearts and manifested in the lives of God’s people, and which, like a branch is not quite full-grown. These members vary widely in many respects, but are alike characterized by the indwelling Holy Spirit, the source of their new life and their connection with the Head.

After explaining the meaning of Joshua’s coronation, the Lord proceeds to tell Zechariah the reason why the silver and gold of which the crowns were fabricated, and why they were to be obtained from the delegates sent by Judahites who lived far from their native land. After being placed on the head of Joshua they were to be preserved in the temple as a memorial of the deputies from Babylon and to extend the significance of the pantomime.

“And those who are far off shall come and build in the temple of the Lord.” The Babylonian exiles who assisted in the rebuilding of Solomon’s temple by furnishing the silver and gold—redemption and deity—with which to crown Messiah, type us Gentiles who would constitute the bulk of “lively stones” of which Messiah is building His Temple; who recognize Him as King-priest by grace through faith. “Those who are far off” is the expression Peter used of us on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:38-39), and Paul in Ephesians 2:17; these Scriptures correspond to Genesis 9:27; 17:5, Isaiah 56:6-8; 66:19, and Micah 4:3. So much for British Israel and (so-called) Christian Identity theory. Isaiah 2:2, “In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it”.

The Lord God’s communication with Zechariah is completed in His command to tell the Judeans, “When you see Gentiles being baptized into Jesus Messiah, who is the true Temple of God, this will be My vindication of Zechariah’s ministry.” And when the Judahites asked Jesus, “If you have God’s authority to cast the money changers from the temple, confirm it by showing us a miraculous sign. Jesus replied, Very well, this is the miracle I will perform for you: destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up. . . But He spoke of the Temple of His Body” (John 2:19-21). And you who have been baptized into Christ are “also builded together for a Holy Temple in the Lord through the Spirit” (Ephesians 1:21-22; I Corinthians 3:16). Finally Zechariah was told to inform the Judeans, “You, too, will by lively stones that make up the true Temple of the Lord, IF you will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God”. nl701.htm

 


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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in other countries. He pastors Bible Believers’ tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.

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