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Nothing but the Blood of Jesus

August 25, 2016

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Bible Believers’ Newsletter 936

“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; it’s great to have your company.

Our main article this week is “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus,” who is the only haven of rest. Hasten hither if you are His elect where every member of Christ’s end-time Bride has been recognized since the Laodicean and final Church Age ended in 1963 (Revelation 4:1). “Today if you will hear His voice harden not your hearts like Israel in the provocation” (Hebrews 3:15-19; Numbers 14:2, 11; John 6:49). Do not tarry; Gentile days are numbered, evinced by the apostate once Christian nations perpetrating unimaginable evils, primarily upon defenceless individuals and nations.

Churches have extinguished credibility by tolerating sin, promoting a social gospel, public welfare, and forsaking the strict line of God’s unchanging Word. Pulpit delinquency has apostatised and communised congregants into modern Judas’. God will destroy those churches as He razed His temple and the worshippers (Revelation 2:21-23; 18:8-20; 19:20-21; 20:15). The pale horse is riding: today’s news reports the end-time bloodshed of the Goyim by the Goyim for the Mammonites and their g_d Lucifer.

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


War with China and Russia? Washington’s Military Design in the Asia-Pacific

August 24, 2016 — It is important to focus on Southeast Asia and East Asia in a broader geopolitical context. China, North Korea as well as Russia are potential targets under Obama’s “Pivot to Asia,” involving the combined threat of missile deployments, naval power and pre-emptive nuclear war. We are not dealing with piecemeal military endeavours. The regional Asia-Pacific military agenda under the auspices of US Pacific Command (USPACOM) is part of a global process of US-NATO military planning.

US military actions are carefully coordinated. Major military and covert intelligence operations are being undertaken simultaneously in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Asia Pacific region. In turn, the planning of military operations is coordinated with non-conventional forms of warfare including regime change, financial warfare and economic sanctions.

The current situation is all the more critical inasmuch as a US-NATO war on Russia, China, North Korea and Iran is part of the US presidential election debate. War is presented as a political and military option to Western public opinion.

The US-NATO military agenda combines both major theater operations as well as covert actions geared towards destabilizing sovereign states. America’s hegemonic project is to destabilize and destroy countries through acts of war, support of terrorist organizations, regime change and economic warfare.

While, a World War Three Scenario has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military action against Russia and China is now contemplated at an “operational level.” US and NATO forces have been deployed in essentially three major regions of the World . . . “Offensive” military actions using nuclear warheads are now described as acts of “self-defence” . . . In the words of Hillary Clinton, the nuclear option is on the table. Pre-emptive nuclear war is part of her election campaign . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca


Brewing Collapse of the Western Monetary System? German Government warns of an Upcoming Catastrophe, tags Russia an ‘Enemy Nation’

August 23, 2016 — Germany has just warned its citizens of an upcoming catastrophe and urged them to stockpile food, water and money for at least 10 days, to be autonomous and independent until the government has . . . the necessary public safety systems in place—in case of a ‘catastrophe’ . . . A war, an economic and or monetary collapse, or both? . . . the German Bundeswehr (army) has declared Russia as an enemy nation. This is akin to a declaration of war . . . head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’

. . . People who are afraid can be easily manipulated. While buying supermarkets’ shelves empty, they will ask for more police and military protection. That’s precisely what Washington and the EU wants—a militarization of Europe. Germany, being Obama’s chief vassal, is the mouthpiece for the rest of Europe. At the same time, this scare tactic is an indirect warning of a threat of aggression from Russia . . . things do not look good for the US-NATO led West with its EU stooges . . . Erdogan . . . may be abandoning his alliance with Washington, Brussels—and NATO. Russia has asked Ankara to use its Incirlik airbase in the south, close to the Syrian border, currently mainly occupied by NATO, storing some 50 US nuclear warheads and uncountable US fighter jets and helicopters, plus housing at least 5,000 US-NATO troops . . . Turkey’s Prime Minister . . . said . . . Russia could use the base, but denied that any such request has been made by Russia . . . “Pentagon has initiated the transfer of 20 B61-type aviation bombs with nuclear warheads from the Turkish Incirlik air base to the Deveselu base in Romania currently hosting the US missile shield . . .”

. . . Erdogan’s new alliance with Russia, his recently re-established relation with his old friend Bashar al-Assad, Turkey’s supposed closing of her borders to the Islamic State (IS-ISIS-Daesh) at the request of Russia, plus Iran putting her Hamadan base at Russia’s disposal, making Russia, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and (perhaps) Turkey the new axis of stability and maybe peace in the Middle East, is not boding well for the West . . . The area contains an enormous wealth of hydrocarbons and other natural resources—and the new axis threatens to block the Zionist expansion towards a Greater Israel . . . for achieving world hegemony . . .

It is hard to believe that Washington would risk a war with Russia, being well aware of Russia’s superiority in the air, as well as on and under the sea with latest generation technology and nuclear warheads. But the exceptional nation on a declining course, knows no scruples pulling the entire humanity into her self-made abyss.

Another scenario of a world-shaking catastrophe may be financial. Lord Jacob Rothschild . . . refers to ‘unintended’ low interest rates with ‘30% of global government debt at negative yields’ . . . almost unlimited ‘Quantitative Easing’ . . . the Rothschilds are shifting their money gradually away from the dollar into gold and other . . . currencies . . . Is it a hint that the gold standard . . . may return? . . . Russia’s currency is covered twice with the value of gold. China’s Yuan is also fully gold-backed . . . US too has been amassing gold . . . US money circles know that BREXIT may have inspired a mass movement . . . dissolving their pathetic EU-Euro tandem . . .

Returning to the gold standard—may involve a massive devaluation of the US dollar. It would bring down the economy of most countries dependent on the dollar and with large dollar reserves . . . in the United States it would mean debt would be eviscerated, while abroad assets held in US-dollar denominated securities would lose their value. This would apply to most developing countries still almost unconditionally tied to the dollar—especially Africa which holds . . . two thirds of the world’s remaining natural resources. Guess, who may appropriate these resources as payment against fake and fabricated debt? . . .

. . . the value of gold . . . almost entirely in the hands of the BIS . . . itself controlled by the Rothschilds, Rockefellers . . .

Germany, the Obama vassal numero uno that calls out the warning to its people—and by extension to the rest of Europe . . . may have made a deal for a local or new currency to be launched . . . and hopes . . . it may be up to . . . putting the new system with electronic tellers and all on stream.

. . . some of the TBTF banks, in connivance with the FED, would call in their outstanding derivatives . . . 700 trillion dollars to more than a quadrillion. This . . . could break the necks of smaller banks . . . bring down the western world’s financial system, all the while maintaining the dollar hegemony. All or most derivative denominations are in US dollars . . . In July 2016, on the occasion of the 95th Anniversary of China’s Communist Party, President Xi Jinping declared “The New World Order is Finished.” He also evoked the collapse of the US economy and the disintegration of the European Union. No western mainstream media covered the event.

What the West wants to ignore is that there is an alternative to the fraudulent western monetary system—a Russia-China based monetary scheme, totally delinked from the dollar-euro and the western privately owned FED-BIS-Wall Street manipulated system; a monetary structure built according to the value and strength of the member countries’ economies. Instead of illegal sanctions, blackmail, threats and outright financial wars for those ‘unwilling’ to submit to Washington . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca


US invades Syria, and warns Russia

August 23, 2016 — The United States government—which demands the overthrow of the internationally-recognized-as-legal government of Syria—officially announced that America’s military forces in Syria will continue to occupy Syrian land, no matter what the Syrian government says, and will shoot down any Syrian planes that fly over US forces there and that attack them . . .

This means that the US not only is at war against the legitimate government of Syria, but that the US government will also be at war against Russia if Russian forces (which the Syrian government did invite into Syria) defend Syrian forces from attacks in Syria by US forces—forces that are illegally there. These US forces number only 300, of whom 250 were sent to Syria on April 24 to serve as advisors to other illegal military forces in Syria.

The vast majority of the illegal military forces in Syria are jihadists who had been hired by the Saudi government and the Qatari government, and supplied with US weapons, to overthrow the Syrian government. Most of the other illegal forces in Syria are [MOSSAD-affiliated] Kurdish forces, supported by the US government to break Syria apart to create a separate Kurdish state in the majority-Kurdish far north-eastern tip of Syria . . . “the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then [in the summer of 2013] led by General Martin Dempsey, forecast that the fall of the Assad regime would lead to chaos and, potentially, to Syria’s takeover by jihadi extremists, much as was then happening in Libya,” and so Dempsey quit, and Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, was fired over the matter. “The DIA’s reporting, he [Flynn] said, ‘got enormous pushback’ from the Obama administration. ‘I felt that they did not want to hear the truth.'” Full story: russia-insider.com

Comment: The dirty war on Syria will be settled on the battlefield. International law is broken. Powerful nations continue to enjoy impunity for their crimes, and they have no reason to expect that they will be prosecuted. The credibly accused war criminals responsible for war crimes against countries that include Iraq, Libya, and now Syria, will not be prosecuted. International law is selective, and the powerful nations know this. They are repeat offenders and their impunity emboldens them (globalresearch.ca).

The US is AT WAR with Russia in service to Jewry and the Judaeo-Roman false church. Israel will be utterly defeated; the US will be DEFEATED, invaded and briefly occupied.


War-Waging in Jeopardy? Desperation of US Elite & return of Henry Kissinger

President Putin

August 22 2016 — The Neocons’ ferocious and deranged aggressive policy managed to nullify all three Kissingerian geostrategic achievements. In a sense, it has been a fortune for humanity, a proof of the diplomatic ability of Vladimir Putin and a clear indication of the rapacious stupidity of the Clinton/Bush establishment. For a profit, they did sell to Russia the rope to be used to hang them. But now the Anglo-American elite realizes that the group, the mafia, the establishment to whom they gave the car keys, have created a situation of existential danger for their domination. The real economy of the US has been thoroughly weakened by the escalating financial looting, to the point that also their war-waging ability has been jeopardized. And the Elite realizes that Russia and its allies are not going to surrender to the ferocious but hysterical and ineffective assault conceived by the moronic Neocon war criminals. This time will not be a fake coward war like the one against Iraq, or Libya. This time will be a real, nuclear, war. And the Anglo-American elite is ready to start any war against an enemy unable to defend itself, while they are scared to death of a real war in which they could LOOSE.

They realize also that, despite the military adventures and the present expenses allocated for the military, the US is being progressively isolated. They realize that, despite the investments in goebbelsian propaganda, NATO is not the magic bullet they dreamed of. While the real economy of the host country is being bled, The NATO structure is not able any more to fulfil its mission. Its mission being: “Keep the Russian out, the Americans in and the Europeans down”.

The recent development in Turkey has shown, for the first time, that a NATO/US sponsored coup d’état did NOT succeed. Now, Turkey is entering a new political trajectory and a new geostrategic realm. Though it’s difficult to foresee with perfect accuracy what is going to happen, it is clear that a process of progressive disintegration of the Anglo-American control and domination apparatus has started. It could progress very fast and very dramatically. The possibility of Turkey leaving NATO, de jure or simply de facto is being contemplated by many of the most competent observers. An informal military relation with Russia, China (and Iran!) is already a fact. The notorious US network of influence nominally run by Fetullah Gulen is being dismantled not only in Turkey, but in Azerbaijan and, it is expected to be weakened and neutralized in all the Turkic areas, i.e. the Southern Flank of the ex-Soviet Union. These areas were supposed to be the bastion of the “West” against Russia. They are rapidly becoming the opposite. Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: Have you read Daniel 2:40-45? It is taking place right now. Brother Branham said “KEEP YOUR EYES UPON RUSSIA. She’ll all wind up in Communism . . . Remember, it’ll all wind up in Catholicism in the end time . . . at the battle of Armageddon, right over in here when Christ comes Himself” (The Seventieth Week of Daniel, p. 120:219-220).


Is Putin a Zionist Puppet?

President Putin

August 20, 2016 — There is no leader in the world who directly confronts or accuses Jews for the bad things they do. Appearing friendly toward Jews is the policy of virtually every world leader nowadays, certainly every European or western leader. And this is because Jews are without doubt the most powerful group in the world today. At the same time, many of our western leaders know what treacherous backstabbing liars the elite Jews can be. If the tables were ever turned and Jews lost their enormous power—and it appears that is starting to happen—you will hear quite a different tune. When calling someone “Hitler” is met with indifference and mockery, the Jews will have lost a lot of their power.

Most Jews, as we all know, have no time for Christianity and traditional moral values—another good reason for believing that those misguided non-Jews (goyim) who keep bashing Christianity are doing the Jews’ dirty work for them. Without knowing or caring, these rebellious “Anti-Christs” (with their tiresome ‘God is Dead’ slogans à la Friedrich Nietzsche) are acting as agents for the Jews by advancing an essentially Jewish agenda: a Marxist, atheistical weltanshauung that inevitably ends in the impasse of nihilism and despair. They are acting as Useful Idiots for the Jews . . .
Full story: darkmoon.me


Provoking Nuclear War by Media

August 23, 2016 — The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has quietly cleared the late Serbian president, Slobodan Milosevic, of war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including the massacre at Srebrenica . . . truth further demolishes the propaganda that justified Nato’s illegal onslaught on Serbia in 1999.

Milosevic died of a heart attack in 2006 . . . his condition worsened and was monitored and kept secret by US officials, as WikiLeaks has since revealed . . . the victim of war propaganda that today runs like a torrent across our screens and newspapers and beckons great danger for us all . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: Pilger goes on to outline the litany of LIES, dastardly genocide of millions of innocent civilians and the ongoing destruction of civilizations around the globe. If you think this is bad, watch when church and state unite in the exceptional country when it kills all those do not submit to “the image of the beast” (Revelation 13:15-18).


Modern America: the Empire of Lies

August 20, 2016 — The notion that the United States is an empire of lies would be difficult to dispute by anyone who has followed the events of the last decade. It’s a sad fact that today the absolute majority of Washington’s policies along with the foundation of so-called “American democracy” are built upon blatant lies . . . But honestly, what does one expect from the likes of Hillary Clinton if even the Washington Post wouldn’t hesitate to present a video filled with her lies and “shifting positions?” Full story: journal-neo.org


‘Great American Eclipse’ One Year from Today

August 21, 2016 — On Monday, 2017 August 21, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the contiguous United States for the first time since 1979. The track of the Moon’s umbral shadow begins in the Pacific Ocean and crosses the USA from west to east through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Inside the 70-mile-wide path of totality, the Moon will completely cover the Sun as the landscape is plunged into an eerie twilight, and the Sun’s glorious corona is revealed for nearly 3 minutes. Outside the narrow shadow track, a partial eclipse will be visible from all of North America. Full story: usatoday.com  gannett-cdn.com


We thought They were White

Like many African-Americans, I was brought up in a culture deeply infused with propaganda designed to lay the blame for all of the black race’s ills on the white man. It was not until I began looking into the actual history of blacks, whites, and other races in America, that I came to realize that many if not most of the resentment that African-Americans harbor regarding our long history of abuse and exploitation has been intentionally misdirected by those who are most responsible for it, to shift the blame away from themselves as a people onto the white race who they regard as their enemies.

The reality is that the white race had little to do with the slave trade that took our ancestors away from Africa and sold them into bondage in the New World. That crime was committed not by White Europeans, but by Jews who were engaged in transatlantic commerce between the Old World and the Americas where they hoped to establish a New Jerusalem from which to rule the world by way of exploiting all races who were not members of their tribe of “chosen people.” In their efforts to accomplish that goal, the white race has been hoodwinked and manipulated as unsuspecting pawns almost as much as the black race has been.

Blacks have been purposely misled by the Jewish people who, in previous centuries, built their fortunes in the transatlantic slave trade, and who continue to manipulate and exploit us even today. Because most black people make no distinction between Jews and whites, it is easy for the Jews to evade justice and escape the blame for the wrongs that they have inflicted on our people for centuries by convincing blacks that it was the white man who did it. In most cases the vast majority of the white race had nothing to do with slavery or other crimes that have been committed against our people. Whites were and continue to be exploited and manipulated by the Jews, the same as blacks, and their race is even more hated by the Jew, where blacks are simply disregarded by the Jews with indifference, as are other races. We are all simply pawns to the Jews who have no other use for us beyond being a source of profit to them and a weapon that can be used to help destroy whites, who they see as their sworn enemies, by encouraging us to breed with them until there are no longer any whites left . . . Full story: wethoughttheywerewhite.weebly.com


Nothing but the Blood of Jesus

Leviticus 16 types the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ and looks forward to the birth of the Israel nation in one day. It also looks back to the atonement that Day on Calvary when the Old Testament saints, Christ’s end-time Bride and our 144,000 attendants were fully redeemed in Him. On the third day He cleansed the heavenly sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints and resurrected them in glorified bodies; then on the fiftieth day Christ inaugurated His Church (Matthew 27:50-53; Acts 2:1-4). As Israel had been covered by the chemistry of the blood of a natural lamb, the Church Age saints were under the chemistry of Christ’s Blood on the Mercy Seat throughout two thousand years while the Book of Life was sealed and as Son of God He interceded for their ignorance of the fulness of the Word. Now since the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form in the prophetic office Son of Man He is King of Kings and Judge (John 5:27).

When the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again in 1963 there was no more Blood on the Mercy Seat which was now a Judgment Seat; all seven Church Ages were fulfilled along with Christ’s Mediation for PART-Word. Redemption was over; Revelation 4, 5, and 10:1-6 were fulfilled on about March 8, 1963 when Christ claimed the Book, opened the Seven Seals and revealed them through His prophet William Branham between March 17 and 24. And today we do have, by God’s help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. “Then that which is in part is done away with . . . When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child; but when I become a man, I put away childish things” (I Corinthians 13:10-11; COD, p. 1005:57).

Leviticus 16:1, “Now the Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, [Nadab and Abihu], when they had offered incense with strange fire before the Lord which He commanded them not, and fire went out from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord” (Leviticus 6:13; 10:1-3; I Thessalonians 5:17; Hebrews 13:15).

Here the Hebrew word for “strange” is ‘zuwr,’ the same word used to describe the accursed Serpent’s seed people of Cain’s race. Brother Branham likened their presumption to approaching the Presence of the Lord with denominational PART-Word which brings death to the minister and the hearer since “that which is perfect has come”—Christ the fullness of the Word (Revelation Chapter Four, Part III, p. 684:223). The occasion was the eighth day of the consecration of Aaron and his eldest sons to the priesthood, and the joy of the people was rapidly destroyed by anxiety and fear.

Brother Branham said this was not the fire taken from the ever-burning brazen altar of continual sacrificial worship God had lit (The Seven Church Ages, p. 24:186). The heavenly Fire in Leviticus 9:24 consumed the victim, testifying God’s acceptance of the vicarious sacrifice (Genesis 4:4; Judges 6:21; 13:19-20; I Kings 18:38), and turning sin to ashes with it (Isaiah 4:4; Matthew 3:11). Fire, by its pure, penetrating agency, symbolizes the holiness of God which consumes sin as a thing He cannot abide in His Presence, for it is cherem and must be destroyed for His glory (II Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 10:27; 12:29; Revelation 20:14-15). So the Supernatural Fire (Exodus 19:18) of the holy God which had sanctified Aaron’s service consumed his eldest sons.

MenorahIt was this perpetual fire on the altar of sacrifice that lit the menorah or seven golden lamp-stands on the southern side of the Holy Place. The priests continually replenished the reservoir with olive oil and the light from one lamp lit the second lamp and the second lamp lit the third lamp, and so-on showing it was the same Holy Spirit that illuminated the saints in all seven Church Ages.

The very Gospel that saves the humble is death to the presumptuous (II Corinthians 2:16; Colossians 2:29). So before partaking the Lord’s Supper we each examine our own self and tarry one for another to ensure each is at one with the Word and Spirit for our day and with one another as members of one Body. Paul explains in I Corinthians 11:23-34, it is death not to take it, and death to take it unworthily.

Leviticus 16:2, “And the Lord said to Moses, Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time within the veil into Holy of Holies before the Mercy Seat which is on the Ark; lest he die: for _I_ will appear [or manifest My Presence] in the Shekinah over the Mercy Seat”.

This Tabernacle is where_I_dwell among the children of Israel in the Shekinah over the Mercy Seat between the cherubim. Man must not presume to enter My Presence at will, only those who are invited may enter. In John 15:16 Jesus said, “You have not chosen Me, but_I_have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you.” And in Matthew 7:8 he promised, “Everyone that asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened”.

Seven days before the Day of Atonement the high priest took his abode in the Temple where he sanctified, studied and rehearsed the ceremonial routine of his annual ritual with his substitute.

Leviticus 16:3-4, “Aaron shall enter the Holy of Holies with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and the linen undergarments next to his body, he shall be girt with the linen girdle, and attired with the linen turban (these are holy garments) therefore he shall bathe his body in water, and put them on”.

In his daily walk Aaron and succeeding high priests wore the dress of an ordinary Israelite. Brother Branham said, Jesus “dressed just like other men . . . if He was here in a body of flesh tonight, He’d wear a suit of clothes like we have. And His picture there shows He didn’t have long hair, not by no means; He had short hair. But today we shore it on up closer”.

High PriestBut when the high priest officiated in the Temple he wore the garments of glory of the bridal chamber and beauty made from gold, blue, purple and scarlet adorned with an ephod and breastplate, and the hem of his garment was adorned with alternate golden bells and pomegranates, which chimed, “Holy, holy, holy” as he walked before the Lord (Exodus 28). He was a type of our glorified heavenly Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. On the Day of Atonement he put off his garments of beauty and glory and put on pure white linen garments of a suppliant as Jesus Christ our High Priest laid aside the glory of His Person and took the humble form of a servant, for God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34; Philippians 2:7). As he entered the Holy of Holies four times on the Day of Atonement so he had to wash his body five times and change his clothes four times.

Leviticus 16:5-7, “And he shall take from the congregation of the children of Israel two he goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the Tabernacle of the congregation”.

The sin offering for ignorance of the high priest was a covering or atonement for himself and lest his sin should by association contract guilt on the people, making them liable of the penalty (Leviticus 4:1-7).

Leviticus 16:8-10, “And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into a land not inhabited”.

Notice, the two goats, altogether alike in appearance, size and value, and if possible, purchased at the same time, formed two parts of one sin offering. Both represented Jesus Christ. Standing in the northern side of the court between the porch and the altar of sacrifice stood an urn in which were two lots identical in shape, size, and material; the one bearing the inscription “for the Lord,” the other “for the scape goat.” These two goats had been placed with their backs to the people and their faces towards the sanctuary. The high-priest now faced the people, shook the urn, thrust in both hands and drew the two lots, laying one on the head of each goat. The high-priest tied a tongue-shaped piece of scarlet cloth to the horn of the scape goat and another round the throat of the goat for Jehovah, which was to be slain. The goat that was to be sent forth was now turned round towards the people, and stood facing them, waiting, as it were, till their sins should be laid on him, and he would carry them forth into “a land not inhabited”.

Leviticus 16:11: In the presence of the children of Israel after he had taken his bullock, he would put his hand on the head of the bullock and make this confession, “I Jehovah I have committed iniquity. I have transgressed. I have sinned. I and my house. Oh then Jehovah I entreat Thee. Cover over. That is atone for. Let there be atonement for the iniquities the transgressions and the sins which I have committed. Transgressed and sinned before Thee. I and my house even as it was written in the Law of Moses Thy servant for on that day will He cover over for you to make you clean from all your transgressions before Jehovah ye shall be cleansed.” Then he shall kill the bullock of the sin offering for himself and those of the priesthood.

Leviticus 16:12-13: “And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar of incense before the Lord, and two handfuls of finely ground sweet incense, and bring it within the veil. And he shall put the incense on the fire before the Lord, that the cloud of the incense may cover the Mercy Seat that is on the Ark of the testimony [or stone tablets of the Law within the Ark], lest he die.” And every eye was strained towards the sanctuary as, slowly bearing the censer and the incense, the figure of the white-robed high-priest was seen to disappear within the Holy Place. After that nothing further could be seen of his movements.

Leviticus 16:17, “There shall be no man in the Tabernacle (Gk. naos) of the congregation when he goes in to make an atonement in the Holy of Holies, until he comes out, having made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel” (Hebrews 9:7). Jesus was alone in Gethsemane, and alone at the Cross. In Isaiah 63:3 He declares, “I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in My anger, and trample them in My fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon My garments, and I will stain all My raiment.”

High PriestThe curtain of the Most Holy Place was folded back, and the high-priest stood alone and separated from all of the people in the awful gloom of the Holy of Holies, lit only by the red glow of the coals in the priest’s censer. In the first Temple the ark had stood here and the visible Presence or likeness of the glory of the Lord appeared as the cloud of the Shekinah, above the Mercy Seal and between the cherubim; and the high-priest placed the censer between the staves of the Ark. But in the Temple of Herod there was neither Shekinah nor Ark, for the Holy of Holies was empty and the high-priest rested his censer on a large rock, called the ‘foundation-stone.’ He now most carefully emptied the incense into his hand, and threw it on the coals of the censer, as far from himself as possible and waited till the smoke had filled the Most Holy Place. Then, retreating backwards, he prayed outside the veil as follows: “May it please Thee, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, that neither this day nor during this year any captivity come upon us. Yet, if captivity befalls us this day or this year, let it be to a place where the Law is cultivated. May it please Thee, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, that want come not upon us, either this day or this year. But if want visit us this day or this year, let it be due to the liberality of our charitable deeds. May it please Thee, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, that this year may be a year of cheapness, of fulness, of intercourse and trade; a year with abundance of rain, of sunshine, and of dew; one in which Thy people Israel shall not require assistance one from another. And listen not to the prayers of those who are about to set out on a journey. [Who might pray against the fall of rain as the autumn rains, on which the fruitfulness of the land depended, were due at the end of Tishri]. And as to Thy people Israel, may no enemy exalt himself against them. May it please Thee, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, that the houses of the men of Saron [(Acts 9:35) a broad rich tract of land which lies between the mountains of the central part of the holy land and the Mediterranean, which, on account of its situation, that valley was threatened either by sudden floods or by dangerous landslips] may not become their graves.” The high-priest was not to prolong this prayer, lest his protracted absence might fill the people with fears for his safety.

Leviticus 16:14: While the incense was offering in the Most Holy Place the people withdrew from proximity to it, and worshipped in silence. At last the people saw the high-priest emerging from the sanctuary, and they knew that the service had been accepted. Rapidly he took the blood of the bullock from the attendant who had kept it stirring. Once more he entered into the Most Holy Place, and sprinkled with his finger once upwards, towards where the mercy-seat had been, and seven times downwards, counting as he did so: ‘Once’ (upwards), ‘once and once’ (downwards), ‘once and twice’ and so on to ‘once and seven times,’ always repeating the word ‘once,’ which referred to the upwards sprinkling, so as to prevent any mistake. Coming out from the Most Holy Place, the high-priest now deposited the bowl with the blood before the veil.

Altar of IncenseLeviticus 16:15-20: Then he killed the goat set apart for Jehovah, and, entering the Most Holy Place a third time, sprinkled as before, once upwards and seven times downwards, and again deposited the bowl with the blood of the goat on a second golden stand before the veil. Taking up the bowl with the bullock’s blood, he next sprinkled once upwards and seven times downwards towards the veil, outside the Most Holy Place, and then did the same with the blood of the goat. In the antitype these seven stripes of blood signified the Blood of Christ covering the saints of the seven Church Ages of PART-Word with Christ’s Mediation while the Book was sealed. Finally, pouring the blood of the bullock into the bowl which contained that of the goat, and again the mixture of the two into that which had held the blood of the bullock, so as thoroughly to commingle the two, he sprinkled each of the horns of the altar of incense, and then, making a clear place on the altar, seven times the top of the altar of incense. Thus he had sprinkled forty-three times with the expiatory blood, taking care that his own dress should never be spotted with the sin-laden blood. What was left of the blood the high-priest poured out on the west side of the base of the altar of burnt-offering.

By these expiatory sprinklings the high-priest had cleansed the sanctuary in all its parts from the spiritual defilement of the priesthood and the worshippers. The Most Holy Place, the veil, the Holy Place, the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt-offering were now clean, so far as the priesthood and as the people were concerned; and in their relationship to the sanctuary both priests and worshippers were atoned for. So far as the Law could give it, there was now again free access for all; the continuance of typical sacrificial communion with God was once more restored and secured. Had it not been for these services, it would have become impossible for priests and people to offer sacrifices, and so obtain the forgiveness of sins or have fellowship with God. But the consciences were not yet free from a sense of personal guilt and sin. That remained to be done through the “scape goat.” All this seems clearly implied in the distinctions made in Leviticus 16:33: “He shall make atonement for the holy sanctuary, and make atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the congregation”.

Leviticus 16:21-22 Having come out again there remained the live goat and he would go over to the live goat and then he would put both hands over the head of the goat and the high priest would then confess in this way. He would shout out to all Israel gathered around the tabernacle or the temple could hear, “Ah, Jehovah they committed iniquity. They have transgressed. They have sinned. Thy people the house of Israel. Oh then Jehovah cover over. I entreat Thee upon their iniquities, their transgressions, and their sins, which they have wickedly committed, transgressed and sinned before Thee. Thy people the house of Israel. As it is written in the Law of Moses, Thy servant, saying: “For on that day shall it be covered over (atoned) for you to make you clean from all your sins before Jehovah you shall be cleansed.” And while the prostrate multitude worshipped at the Name of Jehovah, the high-priest turned his face towards them as he uttered the last words, “Ye shall be cleansed!” as if to declare to them the absolution and remission of their sins.

Then the priests led the sin-burdened goat out through “Solomon’s Porch” where unbelieving Jews would seek to stone Jesus for blasphemy (John 10:22-42), the deceitful Sapphira would fall down dead, and the apostles would perform many signs and wonders (Acts 5:1-16). Thence they led the goat over an arched bridge to the Mount of Olives, where a man took him in charge for half a sabbath day’s journey to nine such fellows in succession. At last they reached the edge of the wilderness. Here the man tore off half the “scarlet tongue,” and stuck it on a projecting cliff; then, leading the animal backwards, he pushed it over the projecting ledge of rock. The man, now defiled by contact with the sin-bearer, retraced his steps to the last of the ten stations, where he spent the rest of the day and the night. But the arrival of the goat in the wilderness was immediately telegraphed, by the waving of flags, from station to station, till, a few minutes after its occurrence, it was known in the Temple, and whispered from ear to ear, that “the goat had borne upon him all their iniquities into a land not inhabited”.

The blood of the bull and the “goat for Jehovah” had “made an end of reconciling the Holy Place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar” (Leviticus 16:20). But it could do no more, for it “could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience” (Hebrews 9:9). The symbolical representation of this perfecting was by the live goat, which, laden with the confessed sins of the people, carried them away into the wilderness” to “a land not inhabited.” This demonstrates that although confessed guilt was removed from the people to the head of the goat, as the symbolical substitute, yet as the goat was not killed, only sent far away to “a land not inhabited”; under the Old Covenant, sin was not remitted, only put away from the people and stored in the heavenly temple until Christ took upon Himself the burden of transgression, cleansed the sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints, and remitted the mistakes of the New Testament saints, placing them upon Satan.

Thus viewed, not only the text of Leviticus 16 but also the language of Hebrews 9 and 10 which chiefly refer to the Day of Atonement, becomes plain. The “blood,” both of the bullock and of the goat which the high-priest carried “once a year” within “the sacred veil,” was “offered for himself (and the priesthood) and for the errors (or ignorance) of the people.” In the language of Leviticus 16:20, it reconciled “the Holy Place, and the Tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar”; as already explained, it rendered the continuance of sacrificial worship possible on the part of priests and people. But this live scape-goat “let go” in the wilderness, over which the high-priest had confessed, and on which he had laid “all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins,” showed the inherent “weakness and unprofitableness of the commandment. For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did” (Hebrews 7:18-19).

In the Covenant mercy of God guilt and sin were both atoned or “covered up” and removed from the people, but they were not really taken away and destroyed till Christ came; they were only taken into a land not inhabited, till He should blot it out by His own blood. The provision made in the Old Testament was only preparatory and temporary, until the “time of reformation” (Hebrews 9:10) and true forgiveness, remission of sins and with it the spirit of adoption that frees us from the yoke of carnal ordinances, could only be finally obtained after the death and resurrection of “the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). “The blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purifies your conscience from dead works to serve the living God” (Hebrews 9:14; 10:2, 22; Romans 8:1-3). Thus the Old Testament saints “received not the promise: God having provided some better things for us, that they without us should not be made perfect” (Hebrews 11:39-40).

Jesus had to pay the (Heb.) Mohar to purchase us as His Wife, and be “raised for our justification” before He could redeem the Old Testament saints. “For the Law having a shadow of the good things to come . . . could never . . . make the comers thereunto perfect”; nor was it possible “that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins”  (Hebrews 10:1-4). The live goat “let go” every year was a remover of sins which were never really removed in the sense of being blotted out—only deposited, as it were, and reserved till He came “whom God put forth to take the punishment for our sins, using His Blood and our faith as a reconciling sacrifice to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had forgiven the former sins” (Romans 3:25-26). Yet the price had to be paid “Life for life” by our kinsman Redeemer. “Therefore He is the mediator of a New Covenant, so those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred which redeems them from the transgressions under the first Covenant” (Hebrews 9:15).

While the scape-goat was being led into the wilderness, the high-priest proceeded to cut up the bullock and the goat with whose blood he had previously “made atonement,” put the “inwards” in a vessel which he committed to an attendant, and sent the carcasses to be burnt “outside the city,” in the place where the Temple ashes were usually deposited. Then, according to tradition, the high-priest, still wearing the linen garments, went into the “Court of the Women,” and read the passages of Scripture bearing on the Day of Atonement, Leviticus 16; 23:27-32, also repeating by heart Numbers 29:7-11. A series of prayers accompanied this reading of the Scriptures.

These prayers ended, the high-priest washed his hands and feet, put off his “linen” and put on his “golden vestments,” and once more washed hands and feet before proceeding to the next ministry. He now appeared again before the people as the Lord’s anointed in the golden garments of the Bride-chamber. Before he offered the festive burnt-offerings of the day, he sacrificed “a kid of the goats for a sin-offering” (Numbers 29:16), probably with special reference to these festive services, which, like everything else, required atoning blood for their acceptance. The flesh of this sin-offering was eaten at night by the priests within the sanctuary. Next, he sacrificed the burnt-offerings for the people and one ram for himself (Leviticus 16:3); finally he burned the “inwards” of the expiatory offerings, whose blood had formerly been sprinkled in the Most Holy Place. This, properly speaking, finished the services of the day. But the high-priest had yet to offer the ordinary evening sacrifice, after which he washed his hands and his feet, once more put off his “golden” and put on his “linen garments,” and again washed his hands and feet before entering the Most Holy Place a fourth time on that day to fetch the censer and incense-dish which he had left there. On his return he washed once more hands and feet, put off his linen garments, which were never to be used again, put on his golden vestments, washed hands and feet, burnt the evening incense on the golden altar, lit the lamps on the lamp stand for the night, washed his hands and feet, put on his ordinary layman’s dress, and was escorted by the people in procession to his own house in Jerusalem. The evening closed with a feast.

Hebrews 9:22-26, “And almost all things [under the old dispensation] are by the Law purged with blood; and apart from shedding of blood is no remission [or settlement of the debt of sin which requires life for Life” (Matthew 6:12; 18:27, 32)].

Hence the pouring out of the blood on the altar is the main part of the sacrifice. As the sovereign author and proprietor of nature, God reserved the blood to Himself and allowed men to use it only in the way of sacrifices. Leviticus 17:11, “For the [mortal] life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.” As at the first Passover the chemistry of the blood is the token or evidence of the life of an innocent victim surrendered in place of a guilty penetent. And the blood could not be poured out without first slaying the victim, thus Jesus said, “This cup [of red wine made by holy hands or feet] signifies the New Testament [ratified] in My Blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:20).

Christ was the Lamb of God who purged the sin of the world with His own Blood; it was neither Israelite nor Gentile blood, but the created Blood of God spoken by the Angel Gabriel and received in faith by Mary (Acts 20:28; Revelation 1:5; 5:9). God paid the price of our redemption, but God is a Spirit and in that form He could not die or bleed, neither could He be a near KINSMAN to redeem Adam and his fallen race. But through the virgin birth “God manifest in flesh [dissociated with lust, original sin and Cain’s accursed race], was justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world and received up into glory” (I Timothy 3:16).

From Matthew 1:18, 20 and 23 we know that the father of Jesus is the Holy Spirit. Until He formed the first Adam He was not a Father, and He was not a Son until the virgin Mary gave birth to baby Jesus. Jesus was “the fullness of the Godhead with us bodily” (Colossians 2:9) not a fraction of “God who is not a man, that He should lie; neither human that He should change His mind” (Numbers 23:19; Malachi 3:6), and He is not two spirits and one Man. “God is One Spirit: and all who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth” which is the clear understanding of faith (John 4:24). Jesus Christ is the One Person of God manifest in virgin-born flesh to die and shed His Blood for the redemption of the first Adam and his race. As the Holy Spirit fathered both the first and the last Adam, Jesus Messiah is the KINSMAN Redeemer for every Adamite who becomes a written epistle of His Word for his day.

God’s Word comes only to a prophet as II Peter 1:20-21 instructs. Neither Adam, Moses, Jesus, Paul or any vindicated prophet of the Old or New Testament ever taught that God is a trinity. Trinitarianism was introduced into Christendom when pagan emperor Constantine and non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews organized the Judaeo-Roman Universal church at the First Nicaea Council in AD325 (Revelation 2; every encyclopaedia). Every religion including Judaism which is Pharisaism and the antithesis of Yahwism (Matthew 15:9) and Islam which is an offshoot of the Judaeo-Roman Universal church, worships a trinity. The purpose of Vatican II was to unite all false religions for one world government as Jewish author Uri Dowbenko wrote, “I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons has sought after one thing and one thing only. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. That would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling . . .” (Uri Dowbenko, Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy, ISBN 0971004218, p. 213).

Papal keysThis is precisely what Jesus foretold in Revelation 13 stating emphatically trinitarianism is the umbilical cord to Rome, the mark of the Roman beast that will be forced worldwide by the United States’ “image unto the beast” when the apostate (once) Protestant churches unite with the state as Emperor Constantine’s Rome united with the nascent false church at the First Nicaean Council.

Christ’s Bride, the Church, is formed from the Holy Spirit released when the second Adam was put to sleep on Calvary, as Eve was formed from a rib the first Adam was put to sleep. The Church Age saints claimed Christ’s Mediation and His Blood on the Mercy Seat as their Token. The denominationals don’t understand that since He opened the Seven Seals there has been no Blood: the Mercy Seat is now a Judgment Seat and Jesus Christ is Judge. Our Token is the Life of Christ on display in us by our revelation of the fullness of the Word (Matthew 20:28; Acts 4:13; II Corinthians 3:3). As Israel clung to its substitute bulls and goats, the world church system clings to its substitute trinitarian creeds, baptism in three Titles and Judaeo-Roman traditions—ignorance for which Christ is no longer a mediator (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). Hereby they “crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame” (Hebrews 6:6).

Isaiah 66:1, “Heaven is My throne and earth is My footstool [or Judgment Seat].” But as II Thessalonians 2:6-7 explains, the presence of Christ’s end-time Bride restrains God’s wrath by transforming earth from His Judgment Seat to a Mercy Seat because the life is in the blood so we are the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and His Life is living in us (Deuteronomy 12:23; I Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 3:26-29). When Christ takes us Home the Holy Spirit will leave the earth and Satan will be cast down.

In the prophetic symbolical description of Ezekiel’s Temple (Ezekiel 40-46) all mention of the Day of Atonement is omitted; for Christ has come “a high-priest of good things to come . . . and . . . by His own Blood He entered in once into the Holy Place . . . to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:11-12, 26). Ezekiel is laying the symbolical ground plan from which Israel will “reinstruct another temple” (The Seventieth Week of Daniel, p. 103:141) which I understand will be the birth of the nation in one day (The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel’s Visit to Daniel, p. 62:117-142). The Millennium Temple will be the regenerated Israel nation purchased with the Blood of Jesus Messiah that Day on Calvary. nl936.htm


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Invisible, but the Camera saw It

August 19, 2016

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Bible Believers’ Newsletter 935

“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 welcome contributing author Jonathan Gray (www.beforeus.com) whose article, “Invisible, but the Camera saw It” reveals an unexpected clue whereby we know that Moses wrote the Pentateuch, perhaps on clay tablets or velum. It was not committed to memory and transmitted orally. This discovery exposes the rabbinical lie that the Talmud, which they call the “oral torah,” was transmitted by God to Moses and orally transmitted from high priest to high priest, and from rabbi to rabbi until it was finally codified in the sixth century whereupon the Masorettes began the counterfeit Masoretic text of the Old Testament, afterward destroying all other Hebrew texts. If there ever was an “oral” Torah delivered by God to Moses, it was certainly not the Talmud which is the antithesis of the Pentateuch begun during the Captivity and based upon the ancient Babylonian codes.

Please read the full story is our current news and take note of the last item on currency collapse.

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


China Hosts G20 Summit: Innovation, Structural Reform, ‘Towards an Inclusive World Economy’

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August 15, 2016 — The G20 Hangzhou Summit is at the cross-roads of world history . . . China’s task is daunting, but throughout the last and present century, China has shown almost superhuman ability to overcome enormous and virtually insurmountable obstacles, as a result of powerful strategic thinking, great determination, and formidable intelligence. China’s success in restructuring its own economy and society, and ascending to global pre-eminence, is a basis for hope that their win-win approach to the new global economic architecture will prevail and gain acceptance by all participants in the G20 Summit . . .

Among the challenges faced by China, as a nation is the resurgence of a cold-war mentality in sectors of some of the countries participating in the G20 Summit . . . provocative military investments by economies which prioritize profit maximization to the exclusion of all other considerations could precipitate another arms race, and ultimately Armageddon, for it is not possible to ignore the fact that war is one of the most profitable ‘ïndustries’ of all for the miniscule group of arms merchants . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca


America’s Illegal Wars of Conquest. Terrorist Embedded Propagandists, demonizing Target Countries

August 16, 2016 — We know that each illegal war of conquest is prefaced by a Public Relations campaign that demonizes the target country’s leader and its government as it lies about on-the-ground realities. Muammar Gaddafi, for example, was presented to Western media consumers as a lunatic and despot. The Western narratives, however, were contradicted by the fact that he earned broad-based support from Libyans, all of whom enjoyed public services such as free healthcare and schooling, and a high standard of living.

President AssadThe same demonization campaign is being waged against the hugely popular Dr. Bashar al-Assad, the democratically–elected President of Syria. Terrorist–embedded propagandists teach us that he is an evil dictator, who kills his own people, and that “he must go”; however, credible evidence inverts this logic. Henry Lowendorf, a member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council’s Peace and Fact-Finding Delegation to Syria—recently returned from Syria—reports, that, “What we saw (in Syria) goes against everything we read in the United States.”

He repudiates the Western media’s demonization campaign against the government of President Assad and the Syrian Arab Army in these words:

“When you go to Syria, which I did last month, the popularity of the government and the Syrian Arab Army is rampant. It’s not out of some dream fantasy. It comes obviously from the government and the army being the only thing between living a secular life on the one hand and the hatred and violence of ISIS and the various other terrorist groups underwritten by the terrorist Saudis and US and their allies on the other. The refugees who don’t leave Syria do not flee to the terrorist side; they flee to the government side, in huge numbers. So would all of us in similar circumstances. Syrians don’t want their country turned into Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia or any of the other countries the US has liberated”.

The reality is an inversion of the propaganda lies fed to Western audiences. In fact, President Assad must stay, for the sake of civilization, and for the sake of destroying Western-backed terrorism. Each time Empire succeeds in destroying another country, the problem of terrorism worsens—as might be expected. The destruction of Libya, for example, set the stage for the attempted destruction of Syria . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: In “The Tax-Exempt Foundations,” William McIlhany, interviewed Norman Dodd, Director of Research for Congressman Carroll Reece, chairman of a Senate Select Committee investigation into subversive activities of the tax-exempt foundations. Dodd repeated what his investigator Kathryn Casey had found in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (sic) organization’s minutes compiled several years before the start of World War I:

[In the minutes] the trustees raised a question. And they discussed the question and the question was specific, “Is there any means known to man more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people?” And they discussed this and at the end of a year they came to the conclusion that there was no more effective means to that end known to man. So, then they raised question number two, and the question was, “How do we involve the United States in a war?”

And then they raised the question: “How do we control the diplomatic machinery of the United States?” And the answer came out, “We” must control the State Department. Through an agency set up by the Carnegie Endowment every high appointment in the State Department was cleared. Finally, we were in a war. These trustees in a meeting about 1917 had the brashness to congratulate themselves on the wisdom of their original decision because already the impact of war had indicated it would alter life and can alter life in this country. This was the date of our entry in the war; we were involved. They even had the brashness to word and to dispatch a telegram to Mr. Wilson, cautioning him to see that the war did not end too quickly.”

Today, former Secretary of State Killery Clinton is running for POTUS. I [Hillary Clinton] am delighted to be here in these new [CFR] headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.


Trump’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

August 16, 2016 — His August 15 foreign policy address in Youngstown, OH showed he’ll govern as an establishment leader if elected in November—continuing dirty geopolitical business as usual vital to end once and for all. He’ll wage endless wars to “defeat radical Islamic terrorism,” he said—without explaining its US creation and support at least since the 1980s in Afghanistan against Soviet Russia.

Bin Laden was a Pakistani intelligence-recruited CIA asset. Obama didn’t kill him. He died of natural causes in December 2001, widely reported at the time. Earlier mujahedeen fighters are today’s Taliban, Al Qaeda, Nusra Front, ISIS, Boko Haram and similar groups—created, supported and used by America as imperial foot soldiers to do its killing and dying where they’re deployed with the aim of replacing sovereign independent governments with US puppet regimes.

America isn’t at war with “radical Islamic terrorism.” It actively supports it as an instrument of US imperial foreign policy. Obama and Hillary didn’t create today’s deplorable geopolitical landscape. They exacerbated decades earlier policy—begun under Jimmy Carter, continued under Reagan, Bill Clinton, Bush II to today, certain to go on seamlessly under duopoly governance no matter who succeeds Obama. Today’s gravest issue is systemic—neocon infested Washington bent on world dominance, doing whatever it takes to accomplish its objective, color revolutions and wars its strategies of choice.

Will Trump as president change things? No. Will he differ from another Clinton co-presidency? Only by being less likely to start WW III if he follows through on wanting better relations with Russia. If he continues waging imperial wars on the phony pretext of combating terrorism, US/Moscow geopolitical policies will be intractably at odds.

“ISIS . . . operat(es) in 18 countries with aspiring branches in 6 or more for a total of 24, and many believe it is even more than that,” said Trump.

Fact: ISIS operates where US policymakers deploy their fighters, under commanders chosen by CIA and Pentagon officials—recruited, armed, funded and directed by America, NATO, Israel and other regional rogue states.

Fact: The way to defeat ISIS and other radical Islamic groups is stop supporting them. They can’t exist without foreign backing.

Instead of diverging from America’s imperial agenda if elected president, Trump could exacerbate it by belligerence against all nations where he says ISIS exists. He’ll continue drone wars, mostly killing non-combatant men, women, children, the elderly and infirm threatening no one. He’ll maintain Guantanamo (and likely America’s global torture prison network) instead of shutting it down. He’ll introduce ideological screening tests to suspend immigration from certain countries.

He claims wars on Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya were mistakes he opposed after supporting them earlier. He called failure to seize Iraq’s oil fields poor judgment. “In the old days when we won a war, to the victor got the spoils,” he blustered.

He failed to explain all wars violate core international, constitutional and US statute laws without Security Council authorization. US presidents and Congress have no right to wage them without it—especially against nations posing no threat to America or any other countries.

All ongoing US direct and proxy wars are illegal acts of aggression. Trump promised to continue them—justified by pledging to combat radical Islamic terrorism America supports. US war on humanity will continue no matter who succeeds Obama. Prospects for world peace and stability are nonexistent—a deplorable situation threatening everyone.
Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: “Liberalism produced Constitutional States, which took the place of what was the only safeguard of the Goyim, namely, Despotism; [no, hereditary monarchies born and groomed to rule well], and a constitution, as you well know, is nothing else but a school of discords, misunderstandings, quarrels, disagreements, fruitless party agitations, party whims—in a word, a school of everything that serves to destroy the personality of State activity. The tribune of the “talkeries” has, no less effectively than the press, condemned the rulers to inactivity and impotence, and thereby rendered them useless and superfluous, for which reason indeed they have been in many countries deposed. The era of republics become possible of realization; and then it was that we replaced the ruler by a caricature of a government—by a president, taken from the mob, from the midst of our puppet creatures, or slaves. This was the foundation of the mine which we have laid under the GOY people, I should rather say, under the Goy peoples” (Protocol 10:10).


Council on Foreign Relations, its NWO One World Government Agenda

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August 15, 2016 — New World Order propaganda rules and shapes the world. And there’s no more powerful propagator of propaganda that rules and shapes US global hegemony, world events and major geopolitical developments than the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) . . . Since 1940 every Secretary of State but one has been on the CFR and/or Trilateral Commission, and a majority of Secretaries of Treasury have also worked for the shadow government. Multiple CIA directors have been in the CFR. For eight decades nearly every key National Security and Foreign Policy Advisor are/were members. And of course a significant number of US presidents and VP’s have been CFR members. The fact is the Council on Foreign Relations has been controlling US foreign policy for almost a century, and chief among its most obvious agendas has been building and maintaining US Empire’s global unipolar hegemony and military strength at all cost.

Americans are just now starting to realize that the glorious US history taught in our whitewashed schoolbooks has brainwashed multiple generations into wrongly believing America’s always been God’s gift and saviour to humanity and the rest of the world. Tell that to all the darker skinned peoples around the globe who’ve been bombed, raped and murdered, starting on US soil with the Native Americans and kidnapped African slaves and their descendants.

The public is just now finally coming to terms with recognizing that the system’s been rigged against them for a long time. With Hillary’s criminal exposure, presidential elections are blatantly rigged, the two-tiered justice system is horrendously in-our-face rigged, the stock market’s rigged, gold prices are rigged.

The dumbed down education system that extends even to higher learning is rigged, having turned generations of college grads into lifetime indentured servants now unemployed or working minimum wage . . . college grad wages increased only 1.6% in the last quarter century . . . The US meritocracy work ethic that preaches working hard all your life eventually pays off is rigged because the entire Ponzi schemed economy’s been rigged ever since the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. Placing privatized central banksters in charge of the nation’s money supply manufacturing paper fiat out of thin air while charging interests off invisible reserves that don’t even exist has given the elite unlimited power to infiltrate and hijack our government through organizations like the Federal Reserve and CFR that have systematically degenerated our once vibrant democratic republic into a fascist totalitarian police state on the verge of utter collapse . . . the nation so many of us grew up loving has been thoroughly fleeced and destroyed by the treasonous Clinton-Bush-Obama international crime cabal that governs the world employing the same bloody, lawless thuggery as organized crime. Their ruthlessly violent, demonically motivated tactics are one and the same, only the ruling elite and their political and corporate puppets have historically enjoyed a deceptive, undeserved legitimacy not afforded the mafia.

. . . history explicitly exposes the Council on Foreign Relations’ relentless real agenda of one world governance that from behind the scenes is already informally operating, and how its promotion of global warming, global scarcity, global overpopulation, global terrorism, global refugee crises, global war and global economic collapse, all have been covertly contrived, manipulated and engineered by the ruling elite . . . objective is to finalize a cashless, RFID microchipped society under the absolute tyranny and control of an entrenched one world government. As a war machine maker, the Council on Foreign Relations should remain an enemy to every citizen of the world . . . Full story: empireexposed.blogspot.com


America’s ‘Humanitarian War’ against the World

August 14, 2016 — The world is at a dangerous crossroads . . . Under a global military agenda, the actions undertaken by the Western military alliance (US-NATO-Israel) in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Palestine, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq are coordinated at the highest levels of the military hierarchy. We are not dealing with piecemeal military and intelligence operations. Major military and covert intelligence operations are being undertaken simultaneously in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Asia Pacific region.

The current situation is all the more critical inasmuch as a US-NATO war on Russia, China and Iran is part of the US presidential election debate. It is presented as a political and military option to Western public opinion. The US-NATO military agenda combines both major theater operations as well as covert actions geared towards destabilizing sovereign states. America’s hegemonic project is to destabilize and destroy countries through acts of war, support of terrorist organizations, regime change and economic warfare.

US and NATO forces have been deployed in Eastern Europe including Poland and Ukraine. In turn, military maneuvers are being conducted at Russia’s doorstep which could potentially lead to confrontation with the Russian Federation. The US and its allies are also threatening China under President Obama’s “Pivot to Asia.” The US-led airstrikes initiated in August 2014 directed against Iraq and Syria under the pretext of going after Islamic State are part of a scenario of military escalation extending from North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean to Central and South Asia . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: Meanwhile, the Judaeo-Roman Universal church awaits the outcome of this Hegelian dialectic which will result in the world imploring the pope to resolve the misery and take over as president of one world government. Rome will overplay her hand by transforming the US into a Protestant (sic) “image unto the beast” to force her pagan trinity upon mankind which will result in a revolt with the Jewish banksters and Black Nobility allying with re-communised Russia ‘nuking’ Vatican City State and the USA from the face of the earth, followed by Armageddon and the consummation of life.


Uber to use Autonomous Cars in next Few Weeks

August 18, 2016 — In a few weeks, Uber will start using self-driving cars to carry passengers in Pittsburgh, raising the stakes in the fast-track race to deploy autonomous vehicles . . . customers will be able to opt into the test program, which will use autonomous Ford Fusions summoned by the touch of a smartphone. Although other companies are testing self-driving cars on public roads, this is the first time the public will get access to them. The rides, which come with a human backup driver to handle situations that the autonomous cars haven’t seen, will be free to those willing to take part . . . without drivers, the cost of hailing a ride will be cheaper than owning a car . . . Uber also announced a $300 million alliance with Volvo to supply vehicles and technology, and the acquisition of an autonomous big-rig startup in San Francisco as it pushes forward with self-driving vehicles. . . Full story: 10tv.com

Comment: The fourth vision of Brother Branham’s apocalypse “was . . . of a plastic bubble-topped car that was running down beautiful highways under remote control so that people appeared seated in this car without a steering wheel and they were playing some sort of a game to amuse themselves” (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 321:5).


Freedom for Saif al-Gaddafi in Libya

August 18, 2016 — All over Libya millions now hope for the return of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Meanwhile the US/NATO have stepped up their attacks on the country as part of their phony war on the very terrorists they still back. Alexandra Valiente of Jamahiriya News, and Libya 360 calls it the most sophisticated psychological warfare campaign in history. The US has also continued its phoenix program style assassination campaign aimed at supporters of the green resistance and the Libyan National Army. The war in Libya continues but the fact that Saif is now free gives reason for hope that one day all of Libya may be liberated from the terrifying occupation by the Empire of Chaos. Meanwhile in Lebanon Hannibal Gaddafi who was kidnapped by Hezbollah is still being held for a crime he couldn’t possibly have committed since he was only 2 years old at the time of the mysterious assassination of Musa Sadr in 1978. Sadr’s real killers were the Ed Wilson Theodore Shackley “Secret Team.” The world must demand Hannibal’s release. He was finally supposed to be freed last week when the court invented new trumped up charges to hold him . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca


Bayer AG makes Bee Contraceptives

August 13, 2016 — A study just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Biological Sciences), identifies a dramatic reduction in sperm count in bees exposed to two of Bayer AG’s most widely used pesticides—thiamethoxam and clothianidin. They found that those two neonicotinoids, “significantly reduce the reproductive capacity of male honeybees (drones), Apis mellifera. Drones were obtained from colonies exposed to the neonicotinoid insecticides or controls, and subsequently maintained in laboratory cages until they reached sexual maturity . . . the data clearly showed reduced drone lifespan, as well as reduced sperm viability (percentage living versus dead) and living sperm quantity by 39%.”

The study continues: “Our results demonstrate for the first time that neonicotinoid insecticides can negatively affect male insect reproductive capacity, and provide a possible mechanistic explanation for managed honeybee queen failure and wild insect pollinator decline . . . As the primary egg layer and an important source of colony cohesion, the queen is intimately connected to colony performance. Increased reports of queen failure have recently been reported in North America and Europe; however, no studies have so far investigated the role of neonicotinoids and male health to explain this phenomenon” . . .

Bayer AG spreading bee death via its neonicotinoids, and now in a marriage with Monsanto who is spreading toxic effects harming to human embryo cells and much else? It’s beginning to look like someone is out to dramatically reduce life on our beautiful planet. Full story: journal-neo.org


Economic Collapse Confirmed!

July 22, 2016 — This is a tough topic, because people either don’t want to believe it or are not capable because they lack the knowledge to comprehend what is being said. When you understand that our country can only operate based on debt/credit, not physical dollars, you finally see that the USA is a huge Ponzi scheme built on nothing more that our ability to borrow money. Our status as the world reserve currency has allowed us to borrow money that we do not have. The government says that there are 10 trillion dollars sitting in the US Banking system that we can go and easily withdrawal. How can that be true when there only exists 1.4 trillion of real money in circulation (dollars and coins) and more than one half of that is outside the US. This doesn’t include the 10s of trillions more that we owe other countries that have purchased our debt. If our creditors were to all come and ask for their money at one time there would be less than $1 dollar for every $1000 dollars owed. The world economy collapses. All Great empires based on fiat currencies end in this way . . . Full story: youtube.com


Invisible, but the Camera saw It

By Jonathan Gray © 2016 all rights reserved

A German photographer had an order for some portrait studies of a very beautiful girl. To capture her exquisite colouring, he used orthochromatic plates. But when they were developed and proofs made, the girl’s face appeared to be covered with blemishes. The photographer complained to the manufacturer, who took and tested the plates. But the mysterious blotches were found to be the result of outside causes, and not due to any imperfection in the plates themselves.

The subject did not return to view the proofs until two months after her sitting. When she did appear, the photographer was horrified to see her skin scarred and roughened. A few questions cleared up the mystery. Two days after she sat for her portrait, the girl had come down with smallpox. The disfiguring marks were not apparent on her face at the time, but the sensitive orthochromatic plates had detected a change in the skin.

The experience led the photographer to make special studies photographing “invisible” things and in the end he became an expert at detecting forged documents and altered cheques.

You are about to discover some “invisible” (or should I say, some generally unnoticed) “marks” in the world’s oldest document which will show this document in a new perspective. These “marks” are not immediately apparent to most people. You might say that, even though we read them with our eyes, yet they remain, as it were, “invisible” to us. It is only the discoveries of archaeology that have made it possible for us to “see” these “marks” in the biblical Book of Genesis. And these features embedded in the narrative are compelling evidence that Genesis is very, very ancient.

WHAT THE CRITICS CLAIM

There are compelling hints that the Hebrew leader Moses compiled the Book of Genesis some time before 1400BC. But critics continue to point to repetitions in Genesis as proof that many later writers, whom they call J and E and P and D, hashed it together—from oral legends.

Well, if the critic can go into such detail, could it be that he knows something we don’t? After all, there are repetitions, just as he says. Here is one of them: “And TERAH lived seventy years, and BEGAT ABRAM, NAHOR, AND HARAN. Now these are the generations of Terah. TERAH BEGAT ABRAM, NAHOR, AND HARAN.” (Genesis 11:26, 27).

Did you notice that “Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran” is written twice? So do the critics have a point?

Actually, there is some truth on both sides. Those who insist there was one editor are correct. Those who say there were several writers are likewise correct. However, there is some vital information that neither side has taken into account.

A REPEATED EXPRESSION

As you read through the book of Genesis, you may notice a recurring phrase: “these are the generations of . . .”

Genesis 2:4—“These are the generations of the heavens and the earth.”
Genesis 5:1-2—“This is the book of the generations of Adam.”
Genesis 6:9—“These are the generations of Noah.”
Genesis 10:1—“These are the generations of the sons of Noah.”
Genesis 11:10—“These are the generations of Shem.”
Genesis 11:27—“These are the generations of Terah.”
Genesis 25:12—“These are the generations of Ishmael.”
Genesis 25:19—“These are the generations of Isaac.”
Genesis 36:1—“These are the generations of Esau.”
Genesis 36:9—“These are the generations of Esau.”
Genesis 37:2—“These are the generations of Jacob.”

Buried in the text of Genesis, this repeated expression contains a stunning clue, apparently unnoticed, of Genesis’ great age. You see, what we are staring at here is a most ancient writing technique.

GENESIS CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN FIRST WRITTEN, NOT ORALLY TRANSMITTED

Before going further, however, we must dispel the idea that the contents of Genesis were merely handed down orally. In Genesis 5:1 we read: “This is the book of the origins of Adam.” Here the word sepher (translated “book”) means “written account” or “finished writing”.

The Septuagint Version renders Genesis 2:4: “This is the book of the origins of the heavens and the earth.”

The “books” of that time were tablets. “Book” simply means “record.” The earliest records of Genesis, therefore, claim to have been written down—and not, as is often imagined, passed down by word of mouth. This is not to say that word-perfect oral transmission was impossible. Beyond doubt, brilliant intellects were able to accurately memorise information of such importance. But Genesis itself testifies that these records were transmitted in “book” form (Genesis 5:1). It is important to understand also that the very earliest records in our history were incised into baked clay or stone tablets, not to be altered.

SOMETHING VERY ODD

However, back to this recurring phrase “These are the generations of . . .” There is something very odd about this that has puzzled scholars. Why? Because in every case, the main history of the person named is narrated before this phrase occurs—NOT after it. For example:

* ADAM: Adam’s story is given in chapters 2 to 4.

— Then comes “This is the book of the generations of Adam” (Genesis 5:1).

— Then after the phrase “This is the book of the generations of Adam,” we learn nothing more about Adam, except his age at death.

So when we read “this is the book of the history of Adam” it is the concluding sentence of the record already supplied concerning Adam. It is placed AFTER the history of Adam.

Here’s another example:

* JACOB: Jacob’s story appears in Genesis 25:25 to 37:1.

— Then comes “These are the generations of Jacob” (Genesis 37:2).

— But after “These are the generations of Jacob,” we read mainly about Joseph, not about Jacob.

What follows does not talk about Jacob at all!

The expression “These are the generations of Jacob” in Genesis 37:2 obviously has nothing to do with what follows: “Joseph being seventeen years old was feeding the flock with his brothers” (verse 2).

In each case where the person’s name is given, the verses that follow DO NOT give the history of that person at all! And this appears not to make sense.

THE MYSTERY

So what does this phrase “These are the generations of,” mean? If it is NOT an introduction, or a preface to the history of the person named, then whatever is it?

That is the mystery!

FIRST USE IS OUR GUIDE TO ITS LATER USE

It is often a rule in ancient Scripture that the first use of a word or phrase fixes its future meaning. So, when we take the phrase, “these are the generations of” where it is first used, this becomes our guide to understanding the same expression “these are the generations of” when we see it repeated through the Book of Genesis.

Here is its first use: “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created” (Genesis 2:4).

Again, you will notice that it is not placed before, but AFTER the history of Creation already given in Genesis chapter 1. So this phrase is the concluding sentence of the record already written. This means it is the end-title for what has gone before.

Other Books of Moses show this same feature:

• The Book of Leviticus has a simple opening, but the Book’s conclusion is, “These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of Israel in Mount Sinai.”

• In the Book of Numbers the last sentence reads: “These are the commandments and judgments which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho”.

Now to the Book of Genesis. It keeps repeating the phrase “These are the generations”.

What does this word “generations” mean? The Hebrew word for “generations” is toledoth. This means “history,” especially family history. And also the origin of anything, the story of their origin. For example, in Genesis 2:4, “these are the generations of the heavens and the earth” means this is the story of their origin (Gesenius’ Hebrew Lexicon).

So, put simply, the use of toledoth (generations) means “this is the history”, “these are the historical origins of . . .” “these are beginnings of . . .” — signifying family history IN ITS ORIGINS.

It turns out that such end-titles were common practice in ancient times. We might cite, as an example, the Code of Hammurabi, an Eastern king who was contemporary with Terah and Abraham. Here the conclusion is more lengthy and formal than the introduction. It is at the end of his great inscription that he speaks of having written it. He says, “The righteous laws which Hammurabi the wise king established . . . my weighty words have been written upon my monument.”

TITLE PLACED AT THE END

In those very ancient times the prevailing literary method of writing was to provide little or nothing of a preface, but frequently a very formal conclusion. So a title phrase, known as ‘colophon’, tended to be placed at the end of each tablet, or series of tablets.

Today, we place the title at the beginning of a book, but in very ancient times they placed it at the end. The title was the concluding sentence—and pointed back to the report just given. So when we read “these are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created” (Genesis 2:4), it is the concluding sentence of the record already written. It is placed AFTER the history of Creation. It ENDS the section of history about Creation. Immediately after that COMMENCES another section.

Likewise, “These are the generations of Adam” ENDS the section of history about Adam. And immediately after that COMMENCES another section about something else. “These are the generations of Jacob” ENDS the section of history about Jacob. And immediately after that, “Joseph being seventeen years old,” etc., COMMENCES another section.

REPETITIONS ARE LINKS

And that brings us to another very ancient writing technique that shows Genesis to have been written originally on clay tablets. Immediately following the phrase “These are the generations of,” there comes a repetition. And repetitions were used to join the tablets.

Notice this example:

(a) Firstly, in Genesis 10:22-25 the children of Shem are listed: “The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg”.

(b) Then in Genesis 11:10 appears this phrase: “These are the generations of Shem”.

(c) Then in Genesis 11:10-16 the children of Shem are listed again: “Shem begat Arphaxad two years after the flood: And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah: And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: And Eber begat Peleg”.

In the above sequence,
(a) The descendants of Shem who were born during his lifetime are named.
(b) Then comes the end-title: “These are the generations of Shem.” This ends Shem’s tablet.
(c) Then the next tablet begins. And it repeats the end part of the previous tablet (Shem’s tablet) to show that it is the tablet to be read next after Shem’s tablet.

Repetitions, you see, were used to link tablets together.

When the lengthy nature of the writing required more than one tablet (just as today with the pages of letters or books), proper sequence was often achieved by the use of titles and catch-lines. At the start of the next tablet were written the last few lines of the previous tablet.

This very ancient writing technique is precisely what we find in the Book of Genesis. Sometimes we find these strange duplications, when we see a reference to “generations” in the Book of Genesis.

Here is another one:

“And TERAH lived seventy years, and BEGAT ABRAM, NAHOR, AND HARAN. Now these are the generations of Terah. TERAH BEGAT ABRAM, NAHOR, AND HARAN” (Genesis 11:26-27).

So the end of one tablet reads as: “And TERAH lived seventy years, and BEGAT ABRAM, NAHOR, AND HARAN. Now these are the generations of Terah”.

And the start of the next tablet says: “TERAH BEGAT ABRAM, NAHOR, AND HARAN.”

This links two tablets, one to follow the other.

The repetition of the names “Abram, Nahor and Haran,” before and after the “generations” phrase, indicates that they are “catch-lines” and conform to the usual ancient practice. On the first tablet, after the last line, came the first words of the next tablet.

If the critic knew his subject better, he would realise that this charge of “repetition” could be brought against almost every piece of ancient writing. It is characteristic of the style of the time.

Hence Professor Arno Poebel, in commenting on some ancient Sumerian tablets found at Nippur, writes: “. . . the readers of the Bible, moreover, will recognise the quaint principle of partial repetition or paraphrase” (Poebel, Historical Texts. University of Pennsylvania).

We find that, except for the last part of Genesis (the report concerning Joseph in Egypt), every tablet or series of tablets begins with a repetition of facts contained in the previous tablet. This is precisely what anyone acquainted with the ancient methods of writing would expect. And it is further evidence of the faithfulness with which the records have been transmitted to us.

The literary methods evident in Genesis are those of the time of Moses and not of a later date when methods changed. (See experts of recognised international standing, such as Kenneth Kitchen, Professor of Archaeology and Oriental Studies; Dr D. Wiseman, Professor of Assyriology and a Semitist; Professor Alan Millard). By clutching at these repetitions in Genesis in his attempt to discredit it, the poor critic only shows up his own ignorance. Oh, one does feel so sorry for him!

Let’s say it again. Repetitions were deliberate features, inserted to link two tablets.

EVIDENCE OF ITS GREAT ANTIQUITY

1. The phrase “These are the generations of . . .” is the end-piece of a document—and points back to the narrative already recorded.
2. It is in the style of the earliest written records.
3. It habitually indicates the writer or owner of the history.

But the most solid evidence that the Book of Genesis is the very OLDEST—yes, I say OLDEST—of all documents we have on this planet earth, such evidence would fill a book. nl935.htm


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Joel Chapter 3

August 13, 2016

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Bible Believers’ Newsletter 934

“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 together again, just praising the Lord, and it’s good to have your company.

Our first news item is particularly important and should be read thoughtfully so that you understand it. Our main article, “Joel Chapter 3” aligns, correlates and explains many end-time prophecies with time and should be studied reverently so that you understand what you have read.

The hour is so late, we may not have the luxury of constantly repeating these lessons, and because we are all still here we know there are potentially more elect individuals who have not yet encountered what St. Peter called “the present Truth” . . . what Jesus is doing now. Not until they are introduced to the revelation of the hour will they have any hope of escaping their denominational prison house and being born-again. So after you receive your subscription copy of this Newsletter will you please send a copy to some sincere soul?

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

 

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Anthony Grigor-Scott


Great Earthquakes, Sinkholes and Volcanoes shall be in Divers Places

This thirteen minute video is essential viewing as it explains the natural, physical cause of the current phenomenon and shows why the Prophet said “one of these days there isn’t going to be any Florida. She’s going to be sunk.” And when Los Angeles sinks “waves will shoot plumb out to the state of Kentucky, and when it does, it’ll shake the world so hard that everything on top of it will shake down” (Hebrews 12:26). He also said, “I think that England would be sunk someday beneath the ocean.” Under Brother Branham’s Seventh Vial Jesus said, “Every island fled away, and the mountains were not found” (Revelation 16:20; 6:14; Isaiah 24:19-23; Ezekiel 38:20; Nahum 1:5). Full story: youtube.com

Comment: The sinking of Los Angeles will trigger tectonic activity on earth “such as was not since men were upon the face of the earth . . . every island fled away, and the mountains were not found” (Revelation 16:19-20). And lunar volcanic activity will make the “moon as blood.” The Prophet said, “Not to live in a valley in the last days,” and, “Don’t eat eggs,” everything will be poisoned . . . that was the Holy Spirit warning me. And right now, even to our cattle (You see them off the markets,) being sprayed by DDT has set up something in the cow. Notice again, all this hybreeding stuff and things that they’re doing is absolutely decaying the human race” (COD, p. 1181:Q427).

In confirmation recent research by a scientist has suggested there could be an imminent 35-year period of low solar activity that could lead to cooler global temperatures (alethonews.wordpress.com). Hasty decommissioning of coal-fired power generation will ensure depopulation through starvation and hypothermia. Rothschilds and fellow travellers have done their forward research on the sun’s cycle, and planned their ‘climate change’ propaganda accordingly. No wonder they consider us simple fellows Goyim: human cattle g_d created in human form to serve Jews (Talmudic zoomorphism of Bereshith 25a; Kiddushin 66c; Soferim 15, Rule 10). Please educate yourself, the genocidal Jewish war criminal assured us, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way”.


Shootout in Crimea: Russia’s FSB vs Ukrainian Saboteurs

August 11, 2016 — Anyone following Ukraine-related news over the last few days will be aware of reports of Russian troop movements in Crimea, of a shoot out there between the Russian security forces and alleged Ukrainian infiltrators which left several people dead, and of claims that Ukrainian sabotage groups had attempted to infiltrate the peninsula . . . The Ukrainians for their part deny all these allegations, claiming that the whole incident has been invented by the Russians. Western media, predictably enough, is following the Ukrainian line with wild speculations that the Russians have fabricated the whole incident to justify a Russian invasion of Ukraine during the Olympic Games . . . Full story: theduran.com

Comment: Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the attack and called out Ukraine’s ‘President’ Poroshenko for what he really is, a US puppet, as well as warning the US and EU that Russia “will not let such things pass.” Unlike the majority of western leaders, Vladimir Putin means what he says, and says what he means (theduran.com).


Obama vs Trump, Putin and Erdogan: Can Coups defeat Elected Governments?

Donald Trump

August 10, 2016 — “Many of our interlocutors have been purged or arrested” — James Clapper, US Director of Intelligence on Turkish Coup (Financial Times 8/3/16, p. 4).

Washington has organized a systematic, global, no holds barred campaign to oust Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump from the electoral process. The virulent anti-Trump animus, the methods, goals and mass media resemble authoritarian regimes preparing to overthrow political adversaries. Comparable propaganda efforts led to political coups in Chile in 1973, Brazil 1964, and Venezuela in 2002. The anti-Trump forces include both political parties, a Supreme Court judge, Wall Street bankers, journalists and editorialist of all the major media outlets and the leading military and intelligence spokespeople. Washington’s forcible and illegal ouster of Trump is part and parcel of a world-wide campaign to overthrow leaders and regimes which raise questions about aspects of the imperial policies of the US and EU. We will proceed to analyse the politics of the anti-Trump elite, the points of confrontation and propaganda, as a prelude to the drive to oust opposition in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia . . .

Trump has drawn mass support and won elections and public opinion polls by:

(1) Rejecting the free trade agreements which has led major multinationals to relocate abroad and disinvest in well-paying industrial jobs in the US

(2) Calling for large scale public investment projects to rebuild the US industrial economy, challenging the primacy of financial capital.

(3) Opposing the revival of a Cold War with Russia and China and promoting greater economic co-operation and negotiations.

(4) Rejecting US support for NATO’s military build-up in Europe and intervention in Syria, North Africa and Afghanistan.

(5) Questioning the importation of immigrant labour which lowers job opportunities and wages for local citizens.

The anti-Trump elite systematically avoid debating these issues; instead they distort the substance of the policies.
Full story: globalresearch.ca


Washington’s Strategic Defeat: Erdogan trumps Gulenist Coup

August 8, 2016 — For the past decade, the US intelligence agencies operating in Turkey have worked closely with the increasingly influential parallel government of Fethullah Gulen. Their approach to power, until recently, a permeationist strategy, covertly taking over political, economic, administrative, judicial, media, military and cultural positions gradually without resort to elections or military coups. They adopted flexible tactics, supporting and shedding different allies to eliminate rivals . . .

Erdogan was an unmatched political leader with a strategy to retain power and a powerful active mass popular base. The Gulenists had nothing comparable. Erdogan had a superior intelligence and military command which infiltrated and undermined the Gulenists who were totally unprepared for a violent confrontation . . . The Gulenists depended on US support, which totally miscalculated the relations of power and misread Erdogan’s capacity to pre-empt the coup . . . Washington’s failure to bring down Erdogan could have enormous repercussions throughout the Middle East, Western Europe and the United States . . . Erdogan has moved to reconcile relations with Russia and has distanced his ties with the European Union . . .

The failed coup means a major retreat for Washington in the region—and a possible advance for Syria, Iran, Lebanon and Russia . . . Erdogan, temporarily may have defeated a US coup, but history teaches us that new military, political and economic interventions are on Washington’s agenda. Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: God is turning from us Gentiles as witnessed by the failed coup attempt by Jew-ruled Gentile USA upon Dönmeh Jew-ruled Gentile Turkey, and very soon the defeat of Jew-ruled Gentile Israel and Jew-ruled Gentile USA. When that takes place you will know the Gentile dispensation is over and that Christ has returned to the Israelites.


John McCain busted! CIA Recording proves His entire Career built on a Lie

August 10, 2016 — An audio recording has surfaced proving that US Senator John McCain collaborated with the North Vietnamese by recording a “Tokyo Rose”-style propaganda message that was broadcast on North Vietnamese radio in 1969. For many years, American former POWs who were in the “Hanoi Hilton” North Vietnamese prison with John McCain called him a “Songbird” who collaborated with the enemy against his own country. Full story: youtube.com


Partners in Treason

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December 31, 2014 — Crucial to understanding half century of international intelligence. This takes a lot of puzzle out of the ‘puzzle palace.’ As JFK discovered, the CIA is the enforcement arm of the Council on Foreign Relations. Castro is an asset of US Intelligence. Castro-CIA-CFR are partners. 1948 Bogota, Columbia riots, Guatemala overthrow, Iran overthrow. Cuban communist troops protect Western Oil in Africa. US intelligence and military failures are CIA successes in service to the Council of Foreign Relations, the banksters and one totalitarian world government. The enemy is within the United States; could this Hegelian dialectic be Nikita Khrushchev’s “most spectacular peace offensive on record . . . that has put the bourgeoisie to sleep?” In co-operation with the IMF (“Confessions of an Economic Hit Man),” World Bank, UN and other alien agencies that have made traitors of most world leaders, I believe it is. Full story: youtube.com. The Insiders 1979 Trilateral Commission Council on Foreign Relations


Rockefeller, Ford Foundations behind World Social Forum

August 10, 2016 — Most of the participants are unaware that the WSF is funded by corporate foundations including Ford [which has links to the CIA], Rockefeller, Tides [George Soros], et al. Much of this funding is channelled to the WSF organizers under the helm of the WSF International Council . . . you cannot effectively confront neoliberalism and the New World Order elites and expect them to finance your activities . . .

The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Ford, Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Wall Street and Big Oil), etc. with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities . . . The corporations are funding dissent with a view to controlling dissent . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca


Interlocking Agencies conspire to ‘create Terror’: Police ‘create more Terrorists’

August 9, 2016 — Unsuspecting citizens are paying for a nexus of interlocking agencies that conspire to create terror, war, and police-state legislation in a War of Deception that serves to devastate humanity. Without its arsenal of fabricated war pretexts, and its fabricated Fear apparatus, the warmongering oligarchy would be denuded and reveal itself as the mass-murdering terrorist entity that it is.

Most recently, in Canada, Justice Catherine Bruce disclosed the true nature of an RCMP terror plot when she overturned terror convictions against two patsies—John Nuttal and Amanda Korody—who were set up by police operatives to commit a terrorist act for which they would otherwise be totally incapable of performing.

Bruce stated the obvious when she observed that: Simply put, the world has enough terrorists. We do not need the police to create more out of marginalized people who have neither the capacity nor sufficient motivation to do it themselves. The “forbidden truth” is that agencies of Canada’s federal government created a false flag terror event with a view to . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: Newsletter 860. The Church of Satan high priest spills the beans on Police Force & US Military (youtu.be).


Who is Hillary’s Handler?

August 7, 2016 — We saw this first ‘doctor’ or handler during Hillary’s recent freeze-up. You can see Hillary’s handler, who at first glance would not be considered the alpha male of the group, reassure Hillary, speak to her using hypnotic language, and then move the Secret Service Agents out of the way. This handler is not an ordinary SS agent . . .
Full story: dangerandplay.com  theralphretort.com  zerohedge.com  youtube.com

Comment: Has psychopath war criminal Killary’s sin has found her out?


Everyone warning about Clinton is a Target and they are Marked

August 8, 2016 — The Obama Administration has been characterized by not only a lack of transparency on issues that surface, but a deliberate obfuscation to mask true actions and intentions. There are literally no limits to what the man and his handlers will do outside of the law to attain their ends, while simultaneously “crafting” legislation to enslave the citizenry. The fawning, lying press trumpets his victories and quietly spins his defeats: objectivity cannot be maintained by journalists on the government payroll and command.

Hence a sitting American president, a man who should have been hauled off of a stage in 2012 and clapped in irons for treason is able to do whatever he wants. Remember? “Tell Vladimir I’ll have more leeway after the election” . . .

Everybody who criticizes the incoming dictator is marked, make no mistake about it. We still have a little bit of time, but not much, and effects generated need to have substance, not form . . . If Hillary Clinton takes the presidency, it is the end of the United States. Full story: shtfplan.com


Tambov Massacre Prelude to Genocide

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February 5, 2016 — In 1982 while he was engaged in clearing sand from the altar of the Winter Church of the Kazan monastery local ethnographer Boris Sennikov uncovered documents that would severely compromise the public face of the Jewish Bolshevik regime. Documents were the original records concerning the massacre of civilians in Tambov Province . . . It was not until 2004, over a decade after the supposed collapse of Communism, that the Sennikov archive was published as part of The Tambov Rebellion and the Liquidation of Russian Peasantry. The documents also included Red Army orders, correspondence and reports of the use of chemical weapons against civilians. However, given that in 1982 the Bolshevik Government suppressed Sennikov’s find and criminalised Sennikov the published version of the documents are guaranteed to be highly sanitised in favour of the Jewish Bolshevik Regime. Full story: ukrainecrisisanamericandisaster.blogspot.com


CIA Advisor reveals Truth about Gold-backed Chinese Yuan

March 30, 2016 — Jim Rickards, financial threat and asymmetric warfare advisor reveals the truth behind claims of an emergent gold backed Yuan and Rouble to challenge US Dollar dominance globally. What you’re about to discover may shock you . . . Full story: youtube.com


As it was in the Days of Lot

The Australian Football League is to hold a gay homosexual “Pride Match” on August 13. Their Respect and Responsibility Vilification Framework calls for social inclusion of a wide range of groups and promotes player, club and community education programs to counter “vilification,” which it defines as: “Acting towards, speaking in a manner, or engaging in any conduct which threatens, disparages, vilifies or insults a person on any basis but not limited to, a person’s race, religion, colour, descent, national/ethnic origin, special ability/disability, sexual orientation/preference or identities” (p. 7).

As a matter of justice, nobody should be discriminated against on any of these grounds. All people should be respected regardless of their race, or whether they are gay, or religious people, or people with no religion.

This is shameful disrespect for humanity and gross deceit as this “vilification” so-called is chosen by those who of their own free will choose to feel vilified by “taking” offence which cannot be “given.” Clearly the powerful and well organized infinitesimal minority behind this global epidemic do not worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. In discovering their identity we can eliminate the global majority: Christians, Israelites and Muslims whose religions consider these proclivities deviant and abomination to God and discriminated against. Full story: family.org.au

Comment: Don’t drop the ball, sailor!


Joel Chapter 3

Joel 3:1-3 describes in greater detail what has been summarized in chapter two, in particular what will come to pass after God pours out His Spirit upon all flesh under the Seventh Trump, Sixth Seal and Seventh Vial (Joel 2:28). “In those days, and in that time,” the Lord will return the captivity from the nations in which they have been scattered. God’s Bible and His Prophet William Branham stress the fact modern Israel is not peopled by the sons of Jacob but by non-Semitic self-styled Jews and Semitic Arabs. “For fear of the Jews” the children of Israel will not return to the Land of the Covenant before the first half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27-29; Joel 3:1; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 12:14): in the Day of the Lord’s wrath in judgment upon all nations (Isaiah 13:9, 13; Malachi 4:5; Romans 2:5; Revelation 6:17).

Our Absolute is the unchanging Word of God’s Holy Bible. Brother Branham’s Message restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God (Malachi 4:5-6; Jude 3; Romans 16:25; Revelation 10:7), and we must prove his Message by two or three witnesses of scripture to understand what God means rather than proving the Message by itself. Those who quote the spoken Word without taking it to the written Word will invariably fall into error. Citing the paragraph above we note many ministers quote the Prophet against the Scripture when they teach that Daniel’s Seventieth Week is three and a half rather than seven years, and that the Israelites have returned to Palestine since 1948 when it is their enemy, the Edomite and Khazar ‘Jews’ that have stolen the land and name of Israel (Isaiah 63:1-4; Obadiah; Malachi 1:4).

The pagan’s first crime is the scattering of Israel and division of the Land. As part of the peace process Revelation 16:19 says: “the great city will be divided into three parts”—the nation of Israel, Old Jerusalem, a corpus separatum governed by the Judaeo-Roman Universal church, and the nation of Palestine as also prophesied in Zechariah 14:2 and resolved under UN Resolution 181 of November 29, 1948.

Circumstances associated with the unprecedented cataclysm of nature that closes the Gentile dispensation and opens the Day of the Lord will awaken the sleeping saints and cause “all flesh” to manifest the nature of the “seed” planted in their soul by hearing or custom (Luke 8:11; Romans 10:17). Outside 144,000 elect Israelites in Israel there will be no place for repentance: “None of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand” (Daniel 12:11; Revelation 22:11). This is the season when God’s creative Word will manifest by a new wave offering that we are the Sons of God, justifying another cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary to receive us for the Wedding Supper in the air after we change in the atoms. Then Satan will be cast down to earth to incarnate the pope, thereafter called “the beast” (Revelation 17:8, 11; II Thessalonians 2:3, 8-12; Isaiah 14:12-14); and the restoration ministry of Israel’s two prophets will produce their former rain.

God’s judgment on the nations is the means whereby He will return the children of Jacob to the land of the Covenant. Earthquakes marking the end of the Gentile dispensation will sink Los Angeles, divide the Mount of Olives and demolish es Sakhra, the Dome of the Rock, igniting the ‘hot stage’ of World War III (Zechariah 14:4-5; Isaiah 29:6-7; Micah 1:3-4; Revelation 16:18-19). Jerusalem will be overrun by neighbouring Muslims and Russia which will simultaneously attack and invade mainland USA, already crippled by the earthquake that has sunk Los Angeles. Israel’s defeat, disarmament and the rape and rapine of Jerusalem prophesied in Isaiah 13:9-16 and Zechariah 14:1-5 will cause a mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled ‘Israeli’ Jews. Then genuine Israelites no longer welcome in their Muslim host nations will emigrate to Israel in the certain knowledge that deliverance will be found only in Judah and Jerusalem (Revelation 11:1-3). Brother Branham prophesied Russian soldiers will also rape American women and loot American homes which is what happened on a vastly greater scale when America facilitated the invasion of Russia from New York City in 1917 (Isaiah 13:15-16).

Pope Francis IThe world’s religions will confederate under the world’s most trusted man, ostensibly to restore peace after Russia’s defeat and Invasion of the United States.” As Jesus prophesied in Revelation 16:13-16, the world will be divided between the apostate Judaeo-Christian West and the Judaeo-Communist East so this league will be in aversion to Communism. Rome will covenant with Europe’s Black Nobility and International Jewish banksters to refinance the US dollar with gold backing. Under the auspices of the United Nations her then Devil-incarnate Pope will be acclaimed president of one totalitarian world government (Revelation 17:12-18; Daniel 9:27). Brother Branham exclaimed: “I believe, one of these glorious days, when this united confederation of church goes together, and the new pope is brought out of the United States and put over there [Jerusalem] according to prophecy, then they’ll form an image like unto the beast. And I tell you; the true Church of God will be drove together” (Acts of the Holy Spirit, p. 12:87; Why Little Bethlehem, p. 28:148).

Israel’s first Prime Minister ‘insider’ David Ben Gurion, who knew the plans of the World Revolutionary Movement wrote in “Look” Magazine, January 16, 1962: “With the exception of the USSR as a federal Eurasian State, all other continents will become united in a world alliance, at whose disposal will be an international police force. All armies will be abolished and there will be no more wars. In Jerusalem, the United Nations (a truly United Nations) will build a shrine of the prophets [presumably Moses, Jesus and Mohammed] to serve the federated union of all continents; this will be the seat of the supreme court of Mankind, to settle all controversies among the federated continents, as prophesied by Isaiah.” This is a perversion of Isaiah 56:7 as confirmed by Mark 11:17; anyone with the Spirit can see, it is the treacherous ‘insiders’ we elect to re-present our will who are working to bring this satanic conspiracy into being.

Zechariah 14:2: “I will gather all nations to war against Jerusalem.” The Author of the strange work of destruction to separate, sift and prove His elect and take glory to Himself as Jerusalem’s Deliverer is God (Isaiah 45:7; Amos 3:6). “Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” Revelation 11:1-3 states: “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod [of the fullness of the Word]: and the angel [Brother Branham] stood, saying, “Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: they will tread the holy city under foot forty-two months. And I will empower My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy one thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.” The times of the Gentiles is a POLITICAL dispensation that began in 606BC when Nebuchadnezzar took Jerusalem and her citizens captive. It will extend throughout and beyond the Gentile SPIRITUAL dispensation until the consummation of life.

A victorious invader would normally carry his spoils away before dividing them but having no strength Israel will lament: “We have made a covenant with death, and with hell we have an agreement; when the overwhelming scourge passes through it shall not reach us, for we have made lies our refuge, and we have taken shelter in falsehoods” (Isaiah 28:14-22; Revelation 6:8). The spoils will be divided at leisure in the midst of Jerusalem which, after the peace, will become a headquarters for Rome’s NWO and for her church (Isaiah 14:13; Daniel 11:39).

The terms “Israel” and “Judah” are interchangeable in Joel as God reunites all Israel (Ezekiel 37:15-28). Zechariah 13:7-9 prophesied that when God by grace restores His favour to the elect Israelites “two thirds of Israel’s population will be cut off and die, but one third will remain. And I will put this third part into the fire, and refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested: they will call on My Name, and I will answer them: I will say, This is My people: and they will say, The Lord is my God” (Malachi 3:2-5; Ezekiel 5:2-12; Matthew 23:39).

In the midst of the Seventieth Week when the international monetary system and trade return to prosperity Rome will abrogate her agreement with Jewry, and at the dedication of the third temple the pope will sit as God and issue a bull that will enforce the mark of the beast on pain of death (Daniel 9:27; II Thessalonians 2:4-12; Revelation 13:5-10, 15-18). Apostate Jews will become Roman Catholic, Israel’s prophets will be martyred and their dead bodies publicly displayed four days where they fell, then all who refuse the mark of the beast will be hunted down like dogs and killed.

Image of Nebuchadnezzar's dream“In the midst of the Week” after their forty-two month’s prophecy, God will begin to fight Israel’s enemies as foretold by Daniel 2:40-45 (12:1; Zechariah 12:1-4), “And the fourth Gentile world empire shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things: and as iron that breaks all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”

“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom, which will never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation sure”.

The four Gentile world kingdoms were Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome which transformed from Imperial to Papal power at the First Nicaea Council in AD325. Each of these kingdoms worshipped the false trinity of gods reintroduced by Ham after the Flood. Hence Jesus called Rome “Mystery, Babylon the Great,” and her apostate (once) Protestant daughters who “shall not cleave” to Rome, “harlots” (Revelation 17:5). Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles under Rome “until the consummation”.

Daniel 9:27: “The Roman prince [Pope] shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he will cause the sacrifice and the oblation [that Jewry reinstate] to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate” (Revelation 2:20-23; 19:20).

God will hide Himself until He has proven and regenerated His 144,000. “Then [in the second half of the Week] He will go forth and fight against those nations, as He is accustomed to do in a day of battle” (Zechariah 14:3). The prophet here refers to the ancient battles when He intervened that Israel’s enemies might be “destroyed without hand. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace” (Exodus 14:14). As when He opened a passage for the children of Israel and drowned Pharaoh’s army in the Red Sea (also Deuteronomy 1:30; 3:22; Joshua 10:14-42; 23:3, 10; Nehemiah 4:20).

When Rome breaks her covenant with the International Jews and sends her troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Israelites who refuse to take the mark of the beast (Revelation 11:13, 19; 12:15-16), God will end their spiritual blindness to Christ’s ‘parousia’ (Isaiah 29:6-16; Romans 11:25). Then Russia will blast the United States and Vatican City State from the face of this earth, and Armageddon will set in (Isaiah 13:11-16; Revelation 17:1 – 18:20).

Until that time “their eyes will be holden” that they may see but not recognize the sign of His second or ‘parousia’ Coming to Israel. As on the day of Jesus’ resurrection two of His disciples were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus which is about eight miles He joined and taught them unrecognized for three or more hours. “And it came to pass, that as they ate their evening meal, when He took bread, blessed, broke and gave it to them, their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight” (Luke 24:13-53).

Brother Branham said Christ’s second or ‘parousia’ Coming to us Gentiles on Sunset Mountain on about March 8, 1963 (Revelation 10:1-6) was the fulfilment of Matthew 24:26-28. “If they say to you, He is in the desert, don’t go out: In these inner rooms, don’t believe it. For as the lightning flashes from the east and shines to the west; so will the ‘parousia’ Coming of the Son of man be. For wherever the Body Word is, there the eagles will be gathered together”.

“That’s what the attraction is. The predestinated Seed of God who can’t do nothing else but follow It: means more than life to us. Take our lives, but don’t take That. What is the attraction? God, as usual, fulfilling His Word. He’s fulfilling the Word of Zechariah again, the prophet Zechariah, where I read the 9th verse awhile ago, when Jesus entered Jerusalem, riding on a little white donkey, the prophecy was fulfilled that Zechariah said, “Rejoice greatly, O daughters of Zion. Shout, O daughters of Jerusalem. Behold, thy King is coming unto thee; He is just, and having salvation; lowly, riding upon an ass, and upon the colt the foal of an ass.” That’s what the attraction was at Jerusalem, at the religious headquarters.”

“Now, we see a last-day happening! . . . That was the middle age; let’s turn now to the last days. And turn over to Zechariah 14:4 . . . it’s prophesying of His Coming, the last days, so listen close now. This is THUS SAITH THE LORD, It’s the Scriptures. Zechariah 14. Remember Zechariah 9, what It said? And they didn’t recognize It. Now, what is it today? Zechariah 14, speaking of His Coming: “And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives again, which is before Jerusalem on the east, on the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof towards the east and towards the west, and there shall be a very great valley . . .”

“Another earthquake splitting open the earth! If you want to follow out a Scripture here, notice in this 5th verse, it applies that the cleaving of the Mount of Olives is due to an earthquake, and this is confirmed by Isaiah 29:6 and Revelation 16:19. Exactly! What is it? The same prophet told of His first coming, seen His second Coming! Notice, “As in the days of the earthquake.” See what the earthquakes are doing, see the predictions of them?”

“. . . and the Lord your God shall come, and all of His saints with thee. And it shall come to pass in that day, (Hallelujah.) in that day, that the Light shall not be clear, or dark: But it shall be one day . . . which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that in the evening time it shall be Light. (O God!)”

“It shall be Light about the evening time,” same prophet. And the people is blind! What’s the attraction? Let’s read a couple more verses:”

“And it shall be in that day, that the living waters shall go forth from Jerusalem; half of them towards the former sea, and half . . . towards the hinder sea: in the summer and . . . winter shall it be.” (The Gospel going forth both Jew Israelite and Gentile). “And the Lord shall be King over … the earth: in that day and there shall be one Lord, and His Name one”…

“Nations are breaking, Israel’s awakening,
The signs that our prophets foretold; (that
earthquake to the Gentiles to the last day)

The Gentile days numbered, with horrors encumbered;
Return, O dispersed, to your own”
(What is the Attraction on the Mountain, 14:92-99).

Israel crestChrist’s second or parousia Coming to Israel at the end of the Gentile dispensation will be signified by “the sign of the Son of Man in heaven” over the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4; Daniel 7:13; Matthew 16:27 – 17:8; 24:3, 30; Acts 1:11; Revelation 1:7). It will be unrecognized by the Israelites as the sign of His first Coming (Zechariah 9:9) was unrecognized. The ministry of two prophets (Zechariah 4, Matthew 24:31 and Revelation 11) will introduce His Coming but the eyes of Israel’s understanding will be “holden” until the second half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week. And when their elect do recognize His parousia, Israel will be born as a nation in one day (Isaiah 66:8; Zechariah 12:9-14).

Zechariah 14:4mZechariah 14:4: “And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.” A Pillar of Cloud on the Mount of Olives coincidental with the sinking of Los Angeles will mark the Day of the Lord and herald the first resurrection! Of course His precious feet will not touch this earth until He returns with the glorified saints of all ages to step out on the nuclear ashes of the wicked for the millennium. Footprints indicate possession and judgment. Judgment began when the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean or Pentecostal Church Age was baptized into Christ in 1963 and His mediation was fulfilled. The Lamb became the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of kings and Judge, and with no blood on the sacrifice altar the Mercy Seat became the Judgment Seat.

Isaiah 66:1: “Heaven is My throne and earth is My footstool [or Judgment Seat].” But as II Thessalonians 2:6-7 explains, our presence restrains God’s wrath by transforming earth from His Judgment Seat to a Mercy Seat because the life is in the blood so we are the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and His Life is living in us (Deuteronomy 12:23; I Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 3:26-29).

Revelation 10:1-4“Judgment must begin at the house of God [that’s you and me]: and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome of those who do not obey [the present Truth of] the gospel of God” (I Peter 4:17; II Peter 1:12)? Prior to judging the “House of God” He had to display this sign in on February 28, 1963, and send His prophet William Branham to restore the apostolic faith and finish the mystery of God for us (Psalm 19:1-6; Amos 3:7; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7). Revelation 1:1: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him [after His ascension (Matthew 24:36)], to show to His servants [the seven angels to the Church Ages] things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His [seventh] angel [William Branham (Revelation 10:7)] to His servant John”.

Mount of OlivesThe Mount of Olives is the central eminence of a ridge about two and a half miles in length. The highest peak rising 2,723 feet above sea level, overhanging the City from which it is separated only by the narrow valley of the Brook Kidron. Rising 187 feet above Mount Zion, 285 feet above Mount Moriah, 443 feet above Gethsemane (on the western slope of the Mount), it lies between the City and the desert toward the Dead Sea and completely obstructs the view in that direction. Around its northern side wound the road to Bethany and the Jordan. This mountain rendered access from the east to the city and temple difficult and intercepted the morning light and the flowing of the waters in that direction, both of which are mentioned in verses 6-9, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: But it shall be a unique day [or dispensation] which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be Light. And it shall be in that day, that Living Waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former [or Dead] sea, and half of them toward the hinder [or Mediterranean] sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. And the Lord shall be king over ALL the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord and His Name the only one”.

All Scripture has a compound meaning and we live in the hypocritical gray day of apostasy in the Gentile churches which have compromised the faith until there is no clear right or wrong as foretold in Revelation 3:15-16. But in the evening time, just before the close of the dispensation, God sent the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 who restored the transparent Light of understanding once delivered to the apostolic saints. At the dispensation change “Living Waters” will deliver grace for translation faith to Christ’s end-time Bride and anoint two prophets to preach a former rain to 144,000 elect Israelites. “And the Lord shall be King over ALL the earth: in that day there shall be one Lord and His Name the only one”.

Gihon, the only known living spring in the environs of Jerusalem, flows intermittently, only four or five times a day in the rainy season, and once a day in the dry summer season. Solomon was crowned at the spring of Gihon, and rode David’s mule back into the city, signifying that he was king. Will Gihon be sealed, “for Living waters shall go out of Jerusalem” by the ministry of God’s prophets: Light that overcomes all impassable obstacles by the fertile valley of faith, even mountains. Brother Branham said: “If the people get the true revelation of the true church and what she is, what she stands for and that she can do the greater works, she will be an invincible army” (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 15:3).

The regeneration of elect Israelites who recognize and mourn the Day of Atonement their fathers rejected will herald Armageddon. The Millennium will “bring in everlasting righteousness” applied at the White Throne Judgment; then New Jerusalem under the eternal Shekinah of continuous day independent of sun, moon and stars will reign over a renewed earth (Isaiah 60:19-20; Revelation 21:25; 22:5).

Israel’s anointed king David worshipped on the Mount of Olives rejected by his people and usurped by his beloved son Absalom (II Samuel 15:32)—a perfect type of Christ rejected by His people. In his decay Solomon profaned the mountain by building temples to the abominable gods of Moab and Ammon (I Kings 11:7). Good King Josiah defiled the high places Solomon had built (II Kings 23:13), and here “upon the mountain on the east of the city, the glory of the Lord hovered, when it had gone up from the midst of the city” (Ezekiel 11:23). Here the glory of the Lord sweated blood in anticipation of the ordeal He was about to endure in redeeming Israel that had rejected Him. Here also the Angel said, “this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11).

The prominence and position of the Mount of Olives standing between Jerusalem and natural S_U_N light was emblematic of the worldliness that stood between the S_O_N Light, the City and Temple of God. Natural events are SIGNS pointing to Spiritual things; in rending this hill, an enlightened Jerusalem will be prominent and clearly seen by all nations.

Isaiah 11:11-16, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Upper Egypt, and from Pathros [Lower Egypt], and from Cush [Ethiopia], and from Elam [Persia], and from Shinar [Iraq], and from Hamath [Syria], and from the countries bordering the Mediterranean. [Nothing is said about the Ashkenazim who are Gentiles. The day of redemption for those of them who are in Adam’s race is now, before God turns to Israel: or never]. And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

Brother Branham said that “ensign for the nations” was when the First Committee of the United Nations, on which each of the 55 members is represented, held twelve meetings, from May 6 to May 13, 1947, using the facilities for simultaneous translation available at Lake Success on May 6 to determine the make-up of the commission called the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) that would determine the future of Palestine (UN docs. A/C.I/P.V.46-57 (May 6-13, 1947). And “the oldest flag in the world” the [occult] flag [of the House of Rothschild] was raised over Jerusalem [perhaps metaphorically] on May 6, 1947 as an ensign, signal or rallying point to the diaspora.

“The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them. And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall He shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry-shod. And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.” The FIRST return was from Egypt. As He did for Moses, God will remove any obstacle hindering the return. The SECOND return was from the land of Babylon in 538BC. This return is from the diaspora in Daniel’s Seventieth Week (Isaiah 19:23).

Zechariah 4:7 takes up God’s complaint. “Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and He shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, “Grace, grace unto it”

Zerubbabel was commissioned to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem; he typed the Holy Spirit who is to build a new Temple for the Living God: one not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. No obstacle should stand before His task. Even if a mountain must be plucked up and cast into the sea, He will reveal that Temple—Christ and His Bride—to Israel, and thus “remove the iniquity of the Land in one day.” He will reveal this Light to His people in Jerusalem by sending two anointed prophets in the Spirit and power of Moses and Elijah, the Olive Trees of the Old and New Testaments (Zechariah 3 and 4). Their ministry will reveal the Light shone through seven golden lamp stands by seven Church Age messengers which is “the plummet (or judgment line) in the hand’ of the Master Builder. Their ministry is represented by the two new mountain peaks that allow the S_O_N Light to shine upon Jerusalem and Mount Zion. This is Revelation 7:2a and 11:1-4.

Isaiah 40:3-4, “The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth” (Luke 3:4-5). Every obstacle will be removed; even the Mount of Olives shall be split in twain.

The earthquake that sinks Los Angeles (Revelation 18:21-24) will trigger another earthquake at the same latitude on the other side of the globe that will cleave and transform the Mount of Olives into two new mountains (Isaiah 29:6). These will be divided by a wide valley running from Jerusalem eastward, through which certain Israelites will escape the carnage to apprise their kinsmen living in Muslim lands concerning the fulfilment of Zechariah 14:4, the demolition of “the abomination” desolating Temple Mount, and the appearance of a strange Cloud—“the Sign of the Son of man in heaven.” When all Israel sees the revelation in the latter half of the Week there will be “shouts of Grace, grace unto it” as when Governor Zerubbabel laid the foundation of the restored temple (Matthew 24:30; Zechariah 4:7; Ezra 3:10-13).

The earthquake in the days of Uzziah possibly occurred when or resulted from his forcing his way into the temple against the protests of the priests, to offer incense on the golden altar belonging to the Holy of Holies. The antitype will result when the Devil-incarnate “man of sin, the son of perdition” issues a papal bull whereby the United States of America as “the image of the beast” in union with the (once) Protestant churches “forces all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand (signifying submission), or in their foreheads (signifying acceptance of trinitarian doctrine): and that no man might buy or sell unless he has the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (II Thessalonians 2:1-9; Revelation 13:15-18).

The same divinely sent earthquake that swallows up Israel’s foe, opens out a way of escape to God’s people (Zechariah 14:6-9; Isaiah 29:6; 64:1-2; Ezekiel 47:1-10; Micah 1:1-4; Revelation 11:13, 19 and 12:15-16). As God divided the Red Sea to provide an escape for the children of Israel, now He divides the earth.

Zechariah 14:6-9, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Light shall not be clear, nor dark: but it shall be a unique day [of apostasy, spiritual blindness and Christ’s unseen second or ‘parousia’ Coming (Matthew 24:36; Revelation 3:17-20)] which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be Light.”

Laodiceans are in the same spiritual state as Israel at the end of her dispensation. Isaiah 60:1-2, “Arise, shine; for your Light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples: but the Lord will arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you”.

God is separating the uncertain chaotic disorder of denominational darkness as when the Spirit of the Lord moved upon the waters, and said, “Let there be light,” with THUS SAITH THE LORD.

Brother Branham’s evening time Message restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God and introduced “that which is perfect,” Christ the fullness of the Word and “Light of the world” (I Corinthians 13:10; John 8:12). Our 144,000 attendants will see the Light when the revelation of the Seven Trumpet mysteries delivered by their prophets quickens them to a belated recognition of Christ’s second or ‘parousia’ Coming.

“And it shall be in that day, that Living Waters [of the Gospel] shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former [or Dead] sea [Israelites], and half of them toward the hinder [or Mediterranean] sea [Gentiles]: in summer [for the Church Pentecostal jubilee] and in winter [for our Israelite attendants’ Day of Atonement jubilee].” They escape into the bosom of Jesus by the Living Waters and new birth (Daniel 12:5-13). Living waters shall flow from Jerusalem in summer and in winter, unaffected by the seasons like the Spring Gihon. This Latter Rain which anoints the Sons of God for the manifestation of the ‘third pull’ to produce rapturing faith in the Gentile Bride, will be followed by the teaching or Former Rain to Israel through the ministry of ‘Moses’ and ‘Elijah’.

To the desert dwellers of Palestine, the image of a rushing stream, whose grassy margin was overhung by waving trees, is about the most significant that could be used to express a living blessing. Joel 2:21-27 speaks of spiritual restoration in natural types, and Joel 3:18 speaks on millennium blessings. Isaiah 11:11-16 speaks of the remnant of Israelites gathered from the east and from the coasts of the Mediterranean. The vision of Ezekiel’s temple is a motif of Israel’s complete restoration as the millennium Temple will be the 144,000 themselves, the restored Kingdom under David’s Greater Son (Ezekiel 47; Joel 2:21-32).

“In the dispensation of the fullness of [‘kairos’ or opportunity times as distinct from ‘chronos’ or chronological] times, God will gather together in one the full number of His elect in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; even in Him in whom we have obtained an inheritance” (Ephesians 1:10-11). “And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and His Name the only one”.

We are now studying the second half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week. Joel 3:2, “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat.” This is the Valley of Kidron on the eastern side of Jerusalem between the city and the Mount of Olives; here Jehoshaphat defeated Moab, Ammon, and Edom (II Chronicles 20), three nations mentioned in Daniel 11:41. “Jehoshaphat” means Jehovah Judges. “Kidron” means to mourn in sackcloth; here emblematic of Israel’s atonement and the scene of divine judgment “all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him” (Revelation 1:7). “Megiddon” means rendezvous. “Azal” means ‘to join, to separate, hence to select, refuse, or contract.’ In short, decision. This Valley is the place where God’s decision and its consequences are revealed, the theatre of God’s final judgments on Israel’s foes.

The definite mention of the Mount of Olives in Zechariah 14:4, and the fact this was the scene of Christ’s ascension confirms Zechariah is prophesying His unrecognized second or ‘parousia’ Coming to Israel (Acts 1:11) and signals the commencement of the first resurrection of Christ’s Bride three days after the cleaving of the mountain (Zechariah 14:5; I Thessalonians 4:14; Jude 3). This is the one place in the Old Testament where the Mount of Olives is exactly so named although it is alluded to in II Samuel 15:30 as aforementioned. The high place of Tophet on the Mount of Olives foretells Armageddon (Jeremiah 7:30-34), and its southernmost peak is still known as the Mount of Offense, or the Mount of Corruption where Solomon built high places for idols (I Kings 11:7; II Kings 23:13)—abominations that make desolate.

“. . . and I will enter into judgment with all nations in that Valley for My people and for My heritage Israel,” with whom He has a covenant of love, and whom the Gentiles have scattered among the nations, selling boys to buy a harlot, and girls to buy wine—casting lots to divide the spoil in Jerusalem after ‘Moses’ and ‘Elijah’ are slain (Daniel 12:1; Zechariah 14:1-2; Obadiah 11; Revelation 11:7-10). Remember, the evil attributes of all four Gentile empires produce the New World Order under Papal Rome. God’s grievances against the Gentiles span over 2,500 years. During the times of the Gentiles He used these nations to chastise His servant Israel, and His blessings upon the Gentile church were to make Israel jealous. But the nations exceeded their charge, and the churches apostatised and united with the State. Finally they set a man in the temple of God as if he were God, so that “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond” must worship the beast (Isaiah 14:12-14; Daniel 9:27; 11:36; II Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 13:4-8, 17). Thus the iniquity of the Amorites is full. God will not share His glory with another.

Joel 3:4-8, “Yea, and will you dispute with Me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? Will you retaliate? Beware for I will strike back swiftly and speedily; because you have taken My silver and My gold, and have carried into your temples My goodly pleasant things: The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have you sold unto the Grecians, that you might remove them far from their border. Behold, I will restore the remnant whither you sold them, and will punish you for what you have done: I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the Lord has spoken it”.

This is a direct address challenging the nations that managed the diaspora but exceeded their remit. God quickly offers an “eye for an eye” and enumerates the reasons for Divine justice. Tyre and Sidon and the five regions of the Philistines were hostile to God’s people and therefore to God. Historically the Philistines had often plundered Israel (Judges 13:1; I Samuel 5:1; II Chronicles 21:17). Temples were the usual repositories for foreign booty (I Samuel 5:2; 31:10). The Lord’s treasures are not only those of His Temple but of His land as a whole. Their recompense will be what they have done to the Israelites. The Sabeans, from Sheba in Southern Arabia were as far to the southeast as Greece was to the northwest.

Joel 3:9-12 “Proclaim this among the Gentiles; “Prepare war, conscript your mighty men and muster your troops: beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, “I am strong.” All nations assemble yourselves. And cause Thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about”.

Sanctifying for war was done by religious rites (I Samuel 7:8-9). The call is to all nations to prepare themselves for battle and to appear in the Valley of Jehoshaphat or Armageddon (Zechariah 4:2). “Jehoshaphat” means God Judges, so this is the valley of God’s Judgment or Decision. “Decision” means something sharply or clean cut as with the sharp two-edged sword that proceeds from the mouth of Him whose name is called “the Word of God”.

Armageddon demands all possible weapons and warriors; even the weak must volunteer for service. Their adversary, however, is not to be Israel as they suppose, but the God of Israel.

Joel 3:13. “Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down and tread the grapes; for the wine press is full, the vats overflow with their wickedness”.

The nations have been summoned, their armies enlisted, and their false pleas have been heard. The Judge now orders His angels to carry out the sentence. In Palestine, grain harvest is followed by the vintage. The ripeness of the harvest, the fullness of the wine press, and the overflowing of the vats all express metaphorically, their “great wickedness” (Revelation 14:15-20).

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

“Multitudes” implies noisy or tumultuous crowds. Vast multitudes of the heathen are (metaphorically) assembled in the valley—NOT to make their decision but to receive God’s verdict, His decision. God’s enemies are caught in the valley between two mountains. Like Mount Ebal, which represented the curse of disobedience, and Mount Gerazim and the blessings of obedience (Deuteronomy 11:29). Man’s day will end with the Gentile dispensation at the cleaving of the Mount of Olives. What the Adventists term ‘probation’ was fulfilled with the seven Church Ages of PART-WORD and Christ’s mediation for ignorance of the fullness in 1963.

Redemption is over and there is no possibility of escaping God’s verdict upon their decisions of the past. Revelation 22:10-12, “And He said to me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this Book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according to his works”.

Joel 3:15-16, “The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of His people and the strength of the children of Israel”.

Darkness symbolizes judgment, as when sin was judged on the Day of Calvary (Matthew 27:45) then everything in earth and sky begins to crumble (Hebrews 12:27). God’s voice condemns the nations, but is a refuge and stronghold for the 144,000. His Word is creative and though He is longsuffering, it produces what was spoken for those of the faith of Jesus Christ, whilst sinners are accursed. Revelation 19:15, “And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Those who take the sword perish by the sword. The conquering power in the final destruction of the foes of God is no human instrument but by the sword of the Word which has already proceeded from the mouth of all His holy prophets and apostles.

Joel 3:17-18, “Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion My holy mountain: then Jerusalem will be holy, and strangers not born into the Kingdom shall pass through it no more (John 3:3; Revelation 21:27). And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drip with new wine, and the hills will flow with milk, and all the brooks of Judah shall flow with water, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, to water the valley of Shittim”.

Revelation 21:22-27, “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it and the Lamb is the Light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defiles, neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life”.

Streams which usually run dry shall water the Valley of Shittim from the house of the Lord (Ezekiel 47:1-12; Zechariah 14:8; Revelation 22:1) and the desert shall blossom as a rose. The stream from Zion connects the Presence of God in His Temple with the future redemption of nature. This Messianic stream of blessing was probably suggested by the waters of Shiloah (Isaiah 8:6; Psalm 46:4) which flow from the spring Gihon under the Temple mount and irrigate the Kidron Valley for a short distance which is certainly the valley down which Ezekiel’s stream was to flow.

Shittim was the last of the stations in the wilderness, and where Balaam allured the Israelites into the sin of Baal-peor, and from where Joshua sent out two spies to view Jericho and led them across Jordan to Gilgal in Canaan where the penitent Israelites renewed their covenant of circumcision and entered once more into possession of all the privileges of the people of God (Joshua 3:1; 4:20-21; 5:1-12).

Joel 3:19, “Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land”. This is an illustration of cherem or anathema. By punishing the Egyptians and Edomites, who enslaved and betrayed Israel, God declares His servant nation innocent. The enemies of God’s redeemed become His enemies (Genesis 12:3; Zechariah 14:21). Joel 3:20-21, “But Judah shall dwell forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwells in Zion”. nl934.htm


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Joel Chapters 1 and 2

August 5, 2016

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Bible Believers’ Newsletter 933

“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.

Today we will study “Joel Chapters 1 and 2” not so much for the historical context itself as for the types and shadows they established for future events under the times of Gentile dominion over Judah and Jerusalem that would commence almost three hundred years after Joel’s passing and will extend to the consummation of Life. Our study supports what we learned last week: “Visions never Fail”.

Items of current news support the focus of Christian ministry which is “the present Truth” . . . what Jesus is doing 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


Obama’s Second Illegal War on Libya

August 4, 2016 — In 2011, Obama and then secretary of state Hillary Clinton bore full responsibility for the rape and destruction of Libya, transforming Africa’s most developed country into a cauldron of endless violence, instability, turmoil and unspeakable human suffering—the aftermath of all US imperial wars . . .

He’s raped Libya since 2011, new terror-bombing continuing where earlier assaults left off, virtually certain to go on indefinitely, perhaps with varying degrees of intensity, supplemented with US and other NATO special forces on the ground operating covertly. His tenure ends in January. If Hillary succeeds him, perhaps she’ll turn the entire region and beyond ablaze. Full story: globalresearch.ca

Comment: The USA is the image of the beast of Revelation 13.


NY Times met secretly with State Department in 2010 to bury Iraq War Logs

August 3, 2016 — A 2010 correspondence found in the WikiLeaks Hillary Clinton Email Archive reveals that Michael R. Gordon of the New York Times met secretly with US State Department officials prior to the newspaper’s coverage of WikiLeaks’ Iraq War Logs . . . from a private, unsecured server used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State . . .

The purpose of Gordon’s meeting with officials of the State Department was nothing other than damage control . . . making every assurance that his paper would cherry-pick leaked documents to spin coverage in favour of American foreign policy while burying its most criminal offenses.

The hundreds of thousands of documents detailing war crimes in Iraq—now known as the Iraq War Logs—were obtained by WikiLeaks from whistleblower Chelsea Manning . . . makes clear the degree to which the “fourth estate” is completely integrated into the capitalist state . . . total subservience of the so-called “free press” to Washington’s military-intelligence apparatus . . . Gordon, the Chief Military Correspondent for the Times . . . gained notoriety in 2002 after co-writing a story with Judith Miller that put forward the bogus claim that Saddam Hussein was procuring aluminium tubes to further a nonexistent nuclear weapons program. During the first phase of the Iraq War, he was the only journalist embedded with the Allied Command . . . Full story: wsws.org

Comment: In collusion with the Jew-controlled worldwide media the US government is deceiving its citizens and the world.


Human Rights Watch reports US Government Tortured Children

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August 1, 2016 — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released its report, “Extreme Measures: Abused Children detained as National Security Threats.” From my reading of the report, [Jew-controlled] Israel and the [Jew-controlled] US are the two worst abusers. [Jew-controlled] Boko Haram is a distant third. Which country is the worst abuser, [Zionist] Israel or the [Zionist] US?

Taking into account that the US is responsible for the violence in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria that has resulted in torture and detention, if we include these victims in the American total, then the US is the Number One torturer of children. As it is unlikely that Israel could get away with abuse of Palestinian children without Washington’s support, we can add Israel’s abuses to Washington’s total . . . What kind of US government would pay two US psychologists $81 million to help the CIA devise torture techniques? Only a lawless government with no respect for US law and international law . . .

When the [Jew-centric] Democratic National Committee can hire Americans for $50 per night to fill up the empty seats at the Democratic convention, what does that tell you about the price of American integrity? . . . It is Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, who says he doesn’t want conflict with Russia and sees little point to NATO. Yet, the “liberal” media doesn’t miss an opportunity to demonize Trump, just as the presstitutes demonize the peace-seeker, Vladimir Putin . . . Full story: paulcraigroberts.org

Comment: Jew-controlled USA is “the image unto the beast”.


Holocau$t Deprogramming Course

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“The Holocaust is a deeply anchored belief even in people who know very little about it. We can see that not only does disbelief in the Holocaust myth threaten modern Jewish identity as shaped by political Zionism, but for others it brings into question the credibility of those in authority who told everyone it was true: the state, the churches, the schools, and media of every kind. These sources are the same ones people trust and depend on every day for information. If these trusted authorities are wrong about the Holocaust, what else are they wrong about? What other dishonesties are they promoting?” — John Weir, The Holocaust as Myth: Betraying the Public Trust.

“If the Holocaust were unimportant we wouldn’t have around 20 countries on this planet outlawing its critical investigation. In fact, this is the only historical topic that is regulated by penal law. This is proof for the fact that the powers that be consider this topic to be the most important issue to keep under their strict control. Those censoring, suppressing powers are the real criminals—not the historical dissidents they send to prison” — Germar Rudolf, Logic and Reason Can and Will Destroy the Holocaust Establishment.

“The rising flood, particularly on the Internet, that is bringing to the world’s knowledge the spectacular achievements of historical revisionism is not suddenly going to halt its advance or return towards its source” — Robert Faurisson, The revisionists’ total victory on the historical and scientific level. Full story: holocaustdeprogrammingcourse.com

Comment: Please visit the compendium of interviews, statistics, videos, exposes and other evidence. Purge your heart of the LIES you have believed and repent of the cruel arrows of defamation you have fired against innocent Germans and Germany in support of this HOAX begun in the 19th century and perpetrated upon your unjust, unthinking self, making yourself an accessory after the fact. England was conquered in 1688 since when it has been ruled by the sovereign foreign City State of “The City of London” as the united States are ruled by the sovereign foreign city state of Washington D.C.

“Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.” — Benjamin Disraeli Prime Minister of Great Britain


After Brexit, Clexit

August 1, 2016 — Harmful, Costly, Unscientific Climate Treaties should be torn up.

A new international organisation aims to prevent ratification of the costly and dangerous Paris global warming treaty which is being promoted by the EU and the present US administration. “CLEXIT” (CLimate Exit) was inspired by the Brexit decision of the British people to withdraw from the increasingly dictatorial grasp of the EU bureaucracy.

Without any publicity or serious recruiting, Clexit has attracted over 60 well-informed science, business and economic leaders from 16 countries . . . “For the EU and the rest of the Western world, ratification and enforcement of the Paris Treaty (and all the other associated decrees and Agendas) would herald the end of low-cost hydrocarbon transport and electricity, and the exit of their manufacturing, processing and refining industries to countries with low-cost energy.

“For developing countries, the Paris Treaty would deny them the benefits of reliable low-cost hydrocarbon energy, compelling them to rely on biomass heating and costly weather-dependent and unreliable power supplies, thus prolonging and increasing their dependency on international handouts. They will soon resent being told to remain forever in an energy-deprived wind/solar/wood/bicycle economy.

“Perhaps the most insidious feature of the UN climate plan is the “Green Climate Fund”. Under this scheme, selected nations (“The rich”) are marked to pour billions of dollars into a green slush fund. The funds will then be used to bribe other countries (“developing and emerging nations”) into adopting silly green energy policies . . . If allowed to continue as envisaged by the Paris Treaty, this economic recession will become a world-wide depression, and all nations will suffer.

“We must stop this futile waste of community savings; cease the destruction and dislocation of human industry; stop killing rare bats and birds with wind turbine blades and solar/thermal sizzlers; stop pelletising trees and shipping them across the world to feed power stations designed to burn coal; stop converting food to motor vehicle fuel; and stop the clearing of bush and forests for biofuel cultivation and plantations.” “Carbon dioxide does not control the climate. It is an essential plant food and more carbon dioxide will produce more plant growth and a greener globe.” Full story: clexit.net


As it was in the Days of Lot

July 30, 2016 — The Navy has sent congressional notification that it intends to name a new oiler ship Harvey Milk, a US Navy official confirmed Friday to CNN . . . Harvey Milk was a San Francisco politician and gay rights activist . . . the first openly gay California politician to be elected to office . . . Full story: kfor.com


Joel Chapters 1 and 2

Joel is the oldest of the Minor Prophets. He lived in the kingdom of Judah at a time when the temple services, priesthood and other institutions of the theocracy are represented as flourishing. Because no idolatry is mentioned his prophecies were probably made between 870 and 865BC. But the Lord forewarned of apostasy in time to come.

Joel 1:1 – 2:27 is not a prophecy but his experience of an unprecedented plague of locusts and drought which the Lord inspires him to employ as a type of chastisements to come upon Judah from the Captivity to the great and dreadful day of the Lord. The plague is a divine judgment that has desolated the land (Deuteronomy 28:38-39), necessitating suspension of the daily sacrifice. Its antitype would be Israel’s rejection of Messiah and the subsequent destruction of the temple by God’s great army under Titus, causing the sacrifice and oblation to cease, with desolations unto the consummation, for THUS SAITH THE LORD a third temple made by human hands will be blasphemy and is not the will of God (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 23:38-39; Luke 21:24; Acts 7:48; 17:24).

God’s one provided place of worship is under the shed blood of the Lamb. Because Israel is blinded, the one place she knows to meet God is on the Temple mount under the blood of a natural lamb. But God caused that place to be desolate in order to prevent animal sacrifice which was done away in the sacrifice of Messiah. Since Israel rejected Messiah and is unable to sacrifice animals in what was the once appointed place, her people have “died in their sins” for the past 2,000 years (John 8:24).

The desolation of the land required the priests to mourn and summons all inhabitants to unite their hearts in mournful repentance, seeking the sure mercies of God with the removal of the plague and the restoration of fertility (I Kings 8:37-40). In the antitype a revelation of Christ’s ‘parousia’ will cause Israel’s 144,000 to mourn their true atonement leading to joy in the birth of the nation in one day (Leviticus 16; 23:27-32; Isaiah 66:8; Zechariah 12:10 – 13:9).

This visitation of the “nation” of locusts in chapter 1 is a type and foretaste of the devastating “times of the Gentiles,” and “Jacob’s trouble” in the Day of the Lord’s wrath. Natural drought and locust plagues which produce utter desolation and destruction, foreshadow and warn of the effect of a Spiritual drought and accompanying plague of supernatural demons as instruments of divine judgment (Deuteronomy 28:38-39; Amos 8:11). It foreshadowed Israel’s apostasy and the bitter fruit of refusing John the Baptist’s call for the nation to repent and receive her Messiah (Matthew 22:1-14; 23:29-39).

For the present, God will deliver Israel from the plague and amply repair its evils with new blessings, so proving He is their God. For the future still greater things are promised. The Day of the Lord is surely coming but to the elect of Israel it will be a day of salvation, and a day of terror only to their foes. It will break with massive earthquakes sinking Los Angeles and dividing the Mount of Olives, followed by an outpouring of God’s Spirit upon all flesh. This unction will be the latter or “harvest” rain that causes each soul to manifest the fruit of its true nature, and anoints two Hebrew prophets to minister Israel’s former or “teaching” rain in the same season.

Joel 2:28 – 3:21 is set in the time of the Great Tribulation of the seventh month, Tishri, when there should be “joy and gladness” in the sanctuary at the Feast of Tabernacles or Ingathering; celebrations that would be impossible during an agricultural calamity.

These verses foreshadow the new dispensation of grace with the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost and foretell a further outpouring upon Israel after the midst of Daniel’s Seventieth Week. For us Gentiles, the time for “calling upon the Name of the Lord” is during the Pentecostal feast or Gentile dispensation when grace is full and free, before the great and dreadful Day of the Lord. After the Seventh Trump sounds, deliverance will only be to 144,000 elect Israelites in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem. They have missed the Pentecostal feast but will receive their baptism with the Holy Ghost after the midst of Daniel’s Seventieth Week.

Signs symbolized as cosmic disturbances are promised before the end of our dispensation in anticipation of the Day of the Lord. Only then will Israelites return to Jerusalem for deliverance (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27-29; Joel 3:1; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 12:14) and pagan nations will be gathered and judged for their cruelties to God’s servant Israel. Once innocent blood has been vindicated and earth cleansed, (metaphorically by Ezekiel 39:11-16), the Lord will dwell in Zion.

This nation of locusts “laid God’s vine waste, and barked His fig tree, leaving its trunk and branches white and bare” and all the other trees “withered.” The vine and fig tree signify Israel, as the olive tree on Roman coins represented Judaea. This locust “nation” attacked Israel in four stages—as the Palmerworm (or chewing locust), the (swarming) Locust, the Cankerworm (or crawling locust), and the Caterpillar (or consuming locust)—which type the four Gentile world empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. In its Roman incarnation it united with Israel for the crucifixion of Messiah, and it was in this stage, according to Romans 11:7-20, that the elect Hebrews were baptized into Christ, while the non-elect branches of the olive tree were broken off for the burning, and elect Gentiles grafted into the same tree.

Four horses of the ApocalypseIn its Judaeo-Roman Universal church incarnation the locust “nation” has again united with “the blasphemy of them who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan” (Revelation 2:9) whose love of the world and the things of the world is crucifying the Son of God afresh in service to Mammon and Talmudic hopes of global hegemony through Lucifer’s totalitarian one world government.

Since the true Church is Spiritual Israel, heirs of the promises natural Israel rejected, we are being devoured by Rome yet we must bear the fruit of repentance and newness of life or we too will be pruned and cast into the Fire. Satan is shrewd, in AD325 at the First Nicaea Council he transformed Imperial Rome into Papal Rome, uniting the state with his false church, like Babylon, to build a terrestrial kingdom that could claim originality, impersonate Christianity and live off the strength and goodness of the Tree of Life as a grafted branch while bearing her own corrupt fruits.

In its incarnation as Papal Rome this insect had four stages whereby Satan gathered to himself RELIGIOUS POWER as the rider of the white horse, POLITICAL POWER as the rider of the red horse, DEMON POWER as the rider of the black horse, and will become SATAN INCARNATE in the pope on his pale horse ride to perdition (Revelation 6:1-8; 17:11, 8).

When Papal Rome has refinanced the US dollar the United States will unite with the once Protestant churches to “make an image to the beast” (Revelation 13:14-18).

In Scripture, trees symbolize people, nations, and spiritual principles. Luke 21:29-32, “Look at the fig tree [Israel], and all the [Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, etc.,] trees. When they begin to show evidence of revival, you see and know of yourself that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation shall not pass away, till all is fulfilled”.

“The fig tree and all the trees” had their revival in Laodicea. But since they did not carry on to know the Lord and walk in the Light of the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now—and “turned their ears from truth to fables . . . having a form of godliness but denying the revelation . . . God has sent them strong delusion to believe the lie [and three woes] that they might all be damned.” So as it was in the days of Joel there is a drought today, and it is worldwide. In a time of material plenty and obesity it is “not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the Words of the Lord” (Amos 8:11; Revelation 3:17-20).

Joel 1:8, “Lament like a virgin dressed in sackcloth for the husband of her youth.” When a woman is betrothed, her fiancée is known as her husband, lord and possessor (Genesis 3:16; Deuteronomy 22:23-24; Matthew 1:19). Judah is regarded as a young bride mourning for the husband of her youth. Jehovah is the betrothed husband of her early days, whom Zion is called on to grieve because the visible emblems of His Presence, the grain offering and the drink offering, have been cut off since the corn, the new wine and the oil are destroyed at their source by the plague of locusts. Joy withdraws herself and becomes ashamed when the husbandmen and vinedressers look pale-faced upon their desolate land, for there is nothing they can offer to Jehovah so the temple-worship must cease. The daily sacrifice of two lambs, accompanied by the cereal offering and the libation of olive oil and wine was the symbol and expression of fellowship between the Lord and His people (Exodus 28:38-43; Numbers 28:3-8). Thus the priests mourn in the house of the Lord, as sacrifice is impossible, so that there is a practical suspension of the covenant relationship. The stopping of the sacrifice in Jerusalem by Antiochus Epiphanies in 168BC (I Maccabees 1:24-64), and again by the Roman siege of Titus in AD70 (Josephus, Jewish Wars, VI, 2:1), horrified the pious but misguided Jews.

Hence the priests, the ministers of the altar, are called to lament and offer supplications in sackcloth day and night before the Lord for the want of materials for the temple service. They in turn are to call the aged to testify to all the inhabitants of the land that no such calamity had ever before happened (Joel 1:1-2), and “consecrate a fast,” as a service of prayer to the Lord in the absence of the morning and evening sacrifices.

The desolation is so thorough one may well imply the Day of the Lord is at hand considering the devastation it will bring. This visitation was an act of God calling for national repentance and return to Him whom they had forgotten. Fire and flame are common metaphors for severe drought and heat accompanying the plague (Joel 1:19) and the Day of the Lord shall come like the devastation of the locusts but the desolation will be demonic and spiritual.

Most commentaries refer to the locust plague of 1915 in Jerusalem as a vivid description of what must have happened in the time of Joel. “A loud noise was heard before the locusts were seen, produced by the flapping of myriads of locust wings and resembling the distant rumbling of waves. The sun was suddenly darkened. Showers of their excrements fell thick and fast, resembling those of mice. Their elevation about earth was at times hundreds of feet; at other times they flew quite low, detached numbers alighting. ‘In Jerusalem, at least,’ Mr. Whiting said, ‘they inevitably came from the northeast going toward the southwest establishing the accuracy of God’s account in Joel 2:20.’ Tons were captured and buried alive; many were thrown into cisterns or into the Mediterranean Sea, and when washed ashore, were collected and dried and used for fuel in Turkish baths.”

“Mr. Aaronsohn, another witness of the plague in 1915, testifies that in less than two months after their first appearance, not only was every green leaf devoured, but the very bark was peeled from the trees, which stood out white and lifeless, like skeletons. The fields, he says, were stripped to the ground. Even Arab babies left by their mothers in the shade of some tree, had their faces devoured before their screams were heard. The natives accepted the plague as just judgment because of their wickedness” (George L. Robinson, The Twelve Minor Prophets, New York, George H. Doran & Co., 1926, p. 34; B. P. Uvarov, Locusts & Grasshoppers, London Imperial Institute of Entomology, p. 250-261).

As in Romans 8, the beasts of the field suffer the divine punishment of man’s sin, and as if sharing in their distress, the prophet intercedes in their behalf “for fire has devoured the open pastures, and the water brooks are dried up” (Joel 1:18-20).

Joel 2:1-11 describes more fully than in chapter one the misery that was coming upon the land, a harbinger of the great and dreadful Day of the Lord, a more terrible judgment than that of the locusts. He therefore exhorts to repentance, assuring the Hebrews of Jehovah’s pity if they would repent, with the promise of the Holy Spirit in the last days or 2,000 years under Messiah (Acts 2:17-39), and the deliverance of all believers in Him (Joel 3:32).

The sounding of the Trumpet is an anticipation of the fuller prophecy or antitype in this chapter and the Seventh Trumpet of Revelation 11:15-19, “For the Day of the Lord is coming, it is at hand.” In the parallel passage Revelation 9:1-11, we find the demonic locusts “had a king over them, the angel of the bottomless pit—in the Hebrew, Abaddon (“destroyer”), but in the Greek, Apollyon.” And “on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men (Revelation 9:7). From Revelation 17:8-11 we learn that their King is Satan who will incarnate the pope following the end of the Gentile dispensation. So these “locusts” are actually demon-oppressed men. Revelation 13:8 informs us that “all who dwell upon the earth other than the elect 144,000 Israelites shall serve the incarnate pope and thereby worship Satan vicariously.” So we see clearly that the whole world will be against Israel, particularly after the pope breaks Rome’s covenant with the international banksters.

Joel 2:11, calls “the Day of the Lord . . . great and very terrible,” implying the ultimate reference of this prophecy is connected with Messiah’s second Coming in judgment. The natural locusts which darkened the land at dawn when men looked for morning light are likened to a great and powerful people set in battle array before whom “peoples [of all nations, since the day of the Lord will be universal], will blanch.”

Under the metaphor of “fire,” which burns wheat stubble after the harvest, the land is pictured as a Garden of Eden before the line of the plague, and a desolate wilderness left behind it. Since the plague came from the Northeast, to a dweller in Jerusalem, the first wave would appear on the tops of the Mount of Olives as in the invasion of Titus in AD70.

The army of natural locusts is compared to a well-trained army, swarming upon the walls of Jerusalem, neither swerving nor breaking their ranks. Not jostling one another, each one takes his own way not halted by the sword or other weapons held against them. W.T. Thompson describes vain attempts to check locusts in Lebanon in 1845: “We dug trenches, and kindled fires, and beat and burned to death ‘heaps upon heaps,’ but the effort was utterly useless. Wave after wave rolled up the mountain-side, and poured over rocks, walls, ditches, and hedges, those behind covering up and bridging over the masses already killed” (Interpreter’s Bible VI, p. 745).

The locusts ran as horses, upon the wall. They climbed up upon the houses and crawled in at the windows like a thief. Nothing could contain or resist them. “The earth shall quake before them”—in the 1915 invasion under the Fifth Trumpet when the army of locusts was at times so dense, it seemed the earth moved. The sun was darkened by their flights and the stars were obliterated from the sight of man. So will it be after Los Angeles sinks beneath the ocean, and the Mount of Olives is divided by the earthquake, marking the end of the Gentile dispensation. Demons of darkness stand between Israel and the Messages of God’s prophets. Then those who are filthy will remain in that state, for God will only be dealing with the 144,000.

Joel 2:11-14 warns the Day of the Lord soon to come will be worse than the natural locust plague. These locusts represent God’s army of demons, whose leader will soon be cast out of heaven. Nothing can stop their irresistible advance. Nothing breaks ranks; a descriptive image of the irresistibility of God’s wrath in the Day of the Lord when He marshals all forces and methodically pursues His divine end. (In Revelation 9, these demons that persecuted Israel and the unsealed believers under the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets, moved from the political to the ecclesiastical realm through the apostasy of the world church system to destroy Christ’s Bride and force the mark of the beast).

Taking the present natural plague as his type, Joel prophesied the day of the Lord from the Hebrew perspective. It heralds the time of “Jacob’s trouble” in the great tribulation, the rebirth of the nation in one day and then martyrdom under Rome. Brother Branham looked upon the same prophetic Words from the viewpoint of the elect Church and saw the manifestation of the Sons of God under the latter rain. “Oh, not many in number, but what a powerful group that’s got Eternal Life. Said, “They shall run through a troop and leap over a wall.” Yes, the troop of death will have no holders to it. She’ll run right through it, leap over the wall between natural and supernatural, and go into the arms of God, into that great eternity. Lord God, we thank You for this. We know the time is approaching at hand” (Warning then Judgment, p. 29:189; Joel 2:7-9).

He also said, “There’ll be a ministry that’ll show great wonders [the ‘third pull’] (Joel said so), but there’ll be no time for redemption. It’s all over. The Lamb’s done took His Book, and redeemed is over. As Jesus first preached and was rejected and then went and haunted those that were in there, preached to them that were in prison and could not repent, no time for salvation, that same ministry will have to repeat again. What if that could be the Third Pull to the eternal lost?” (Souls that are in Prison Now, p. 31:206).

“. . . it’s going to be used. And everyone knows that, for as certain as the first [pull] was identified, so has the second [pull] been identified; and if you’ll think real closely, you who are spiritual (as the Bible said, “Here’s to him who has wisdom”), the third is properly identified. See? We know where it is. So the third pull is here.”

“It is so sacred that I mustn’t not say much about it, as He told me in the beginning. Said, “This, say nothing of it.” You remember that years ago? It speaks for itself. See? I’ve tried to explain the others, and I made a mistake. This will be the thing that, to my opinion (I don’t say the Lord tells me this)—this will be the thing that will start the rapturing faith for the going away. See, see? Now . . . I must lay quiet for just a little while. Now, remember (and who’s listening to this tape) you might see such a change in my ministry right away, dropping back. . . Not going up, dropping back. . . We’re right at the age now, and it can’t go any further. We have to wait here just a minute until this happens over here to catch up, then the time comes. But it’s thoroughly identified.”

“There’s coming a time in this nation, to where this nation is going to exercise all the power that the beast had before (which was pagan Rome, when it become papal Rome. See?). That this nation will do that. Revelations 13 plainly explains it. The lamb came up out of the earth. The other beast came up out of water, thickness and multitudes of people. This lamb came up where there were no people. A lamb represents religion—the Lamb of God. And remember, it spoke like a lamb; it was a lamb, and then after while it received power and spoke like a dragon and exercised all the power the dragon had before him; and the dragon is Rome always. So don’t you see, Roman denomination, a marked [Revelation 13:15-18] Protestant denomination, an image unto the beast, making a power that’ll force all Protestants like a union? You’ll have to be into this Council of Churches, or you won’t be able to have fellowship, well, it’s practically that way now. You can’t go to a church and preach, ‘less you have a fellowship card or some identification.”

“And now, on persons like ourselves, we’re going to be cut out of all that altogether. That’s exactly, because they won’t be able to do it. It’s tightening; and then when that time comes, and the press comes to a place to where you’re pressed out, then watch (what I am fixing to tell you in a few minutes) watch the third pull then. It’ll be absolutely to the total lost, but it will be for the Bride and the church” (Look Away to Jesus, p. 6:4 – 7:4).

Brother Branham was trying to show the end-time Bride she must come under pre-eminence to the revealed Word before she can do “the greater works . . . for the servant is not greater than his lord; neither is he who is sent greater than He that sent him . . . If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.” Jesus spoke only what He heard by inspiration from the Father, and did only what the Father showed Him by vision (John 5:19-20; 14:10, 31).

We are to have the Token or evidence of the Life of Christ on display. Our lives are to become written epistles of the present Truth. That is why revelation was given. This end-time Message is not some form of do-it-yourself new Christianity but the restoration of the apostolic faith wherein God set a five-fold ministry to bring the saints to maturity, edify and keep them clean. We are required to attend Church, support it by our free-will offerings, edify the Brethren, and provide for the pastor through our tithes.

“Now remember this. Christ in the True Church is a continuation of the Book of Acts. But the Book of Revelation shows how that antichrist spirit would come into the church and defile it, making it lukewarm, formal and powerless. It exposes Satan, revealing his works (attempted destruction of God’s people and the discrediting of God’s Word) right down to the time he is cast into the lake of fire. He fights that. He cannot stand it. He knows that if the people get the TRUE REVELATION of the TRUE CHURCH and what she is, what she stands for and that SHE CAN DO THE GREATER WORKS, she will be an invincible army. If they get a true revelation of the two spirits within the framework of the Christian church, and by God’s Spirit discern and withstand the antichrist spirit, Satan will be powerless before her. He will be as definitely thwarted today as when Christ withstood his every effort to gain power over Him in the desert. Yes, Satan hates revelation. But we love it. With true revelation in our lives, the gates of hell cannot prevail against us, but we will prevail over them” (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 15:3).

This is the invincible army Brother Branham saw in Joel 2:1-11 from the Gentile perspective. It is Christ’s Word Bride in the “squeeze” following the Seventh Trump, manifesting the Sons of God by the “third pull.” She will be a Word Bride, not a do-it-yourself Bride. She will have THUS SAITH THE LORD, or remain silent and do nothing. Each of her members will come by God’s provided way without compromise. There will be no Sisters with cut-hair, no social drinking Brothers, or Sisters who wear clothes that pertain to a man.

Joel 2:7-9; “They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks: neither do they push one another; everyone marches in his own column: and when they lunge between the weapons, they are not wounded. They run to and fro in the city; they run on the wall, they climb into the houses; they enter at the windows like a thief”.

This army will march “Word upon Word, line upon line, and precept upon precept” (Isaiah 28:10; Matthew 4:4). Whilst the denominations trust in intellectual reasoning and guesswork, we rest in the Absolute, being one with the Word as Jesus prayed (John 17:20-26).

When God gave Brother Branham a preview of the Bride they were “the cleanest, sweetest-looking people I ever saw in my life. And the Voice said: That was the Bride, now we’ll review the churches . . . And when they came up, each one . . . got worse. I never seen such a filthy bunch in my life. And it said, Next, here comes the American group.”

“When the women were coming, the leader of them was a witch. She had a great long nose and a great big mouth. And all of them were dressed with some kind of lower clothes down here, but the top just had a strap . . . And each one had hair cut up real short and frizzy-looking things all over it like that, real short cut hair, and full of makeup: absolutely nothing but looked like street prostitutes. And they were walking with this paper. And the vulgarity . . . Now, the paper was what was held in front of them; but when they passed the review stand, in the back of them. . . And to see the way they were going on in their foremost and their back part, and how they were acting. . . I thought, Is that the church?”

“And there she went. And they were singing this here twist-and-roll songs, you know, ever what you call, going down, singing like, going behind. . . I said, Is that the church? And I was standing there. And in my heart I was crying. And this witch. . . To my notion it’s nothing else in the world, but she’s that World Council of Churches leading them right straight down the road where she was going. They went off to the left and disappeared in chaos, still beating this music and making real funny sounds, and shaking their bodies one side and then the other side, and then like that, carrying on like that, walking.”

“And I just started to bow my head, and he said, Wait, the Bride must come again. And I looked, and here they came again. And they passed by, sweet-looking little ladies. They were all looking right at me as they passed by. And I noticed each one was dressed different. And one in the back had kinda long hair hanging down and had it rolled around like this, might been German or something like that. And I watched them. And then, as they started leaving, two or three of them in the back . . . ? . . . got out of step. And I was going to holler at them, and they was trying to get back in step again. And I seen the vision just fade out and change from me. . .”

“Did you notice the Bride came in view twice? The first Seed and the second Seed, both of them exactly the same one. And the reason they were dressed in different parts, she’ll come from all nations; it’ll make up the Bride. Each one had long hair and no makeup, and real pretty girls. And they were watching me. That represented the Bride coming out of all nations. See? She. . . Each one represented a nation, as they marched perfectly in line with the Word. See”? (The Masterpiece, p. 33:189-194).

At the time of Christ’s parousia to Israel, she will catch the vision of “the armies which were in heaven follow Christ upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean” (Revelation 19:14). As the earth trembles before the natural locusts, John who represents Christ’s end-time Bride, “saw, and when Christ had opened the Sixth Seal, there was a great earthquake; (Los Angeles) and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind” (Revelation 6:12-13).

Joel 2:11, “And the Lord will lead His mighty army [with a shout and the Voice of the Archangel (I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 10:3-4)]: for His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His Word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can endure it?”

Though the anger of the Lord is so clearly revealed that men may see His day coming, “Yet even now,” He says, in the time of His ‘parousia’ to us Gentiles, turn with all of your heart, not with just a public show, and “come out of her, My people, that you do not partake of her sins and receive of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).

The Seventh Trumpet calls Israel to assemble for repentance. The whole nation is gathered, from aged men to children and babies. Not even newlyweds are exempt (Deuteronomy 24:5). The northern army that is repelled will be the Russian Federation and Muslim nations named in Ezekiel 38 – 39 whom the Lord will overcome with earthquake and pestilence and blood, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. And travellers east of the Dead Sea will be repulsed by the stench of their rotting flesh (like dead locusts Joel 2:20; Isaiah 34:3; Ezekiel 39:11).

Ezekiel 39:21, 29, “And I will demonstrate My glory among the nations, and all shall see the punishment of Gog and know that I have done it. . . And I will never hide My face from Israel again, for I will pour out My Spirit upon them, says the Lord”.

God incarnate in His Church, Satan incarnate in his denominationsJoel 2:21-27 speaks of the restoration of the land following Israel’s repentance. We will study what Brother Branham said concerning Joel 2:23-27 from the Gentile perspective. He explains, My great army that I sent among you,” was Imperial and Papal Rome as revealed by the first four Seals. “See how that Judas spirit came back as a rider on a white horse. It was white. So close to the real, just as Judas was so close to Jesus. A crown was given to him (white horse rider). How? That spirit was now in the leader of the Nicolaitane system and he was a triple crowned pope who sat as God in his temple, calling himself the Vicar of Christ. If vicar of Christ means ‘instead of Christ’ or ‘in place of’ or ‘on behalf of God’ then the pope was calling himself the Holy Ghost, or deposing the Holy Ghost, acting for Him. That was the Judas spirit in him doing that . . . going forth conquering and to conquer. Christ did not do that. The only ones that came to Him were already predestinated by the Father. And so on and on went that spirit and one day it will become truly incarnate in a man who will head up the World Council of Churches, just as we have been saying. And by his gold (remember Judas held the bag) he will control the whole world, and that antichrist system will own everything and try to control everybody. But Jesus will come back and destroy them all with the brightness of His Coming. And their end will be the lake of fire.”

“But what about the true seed? It will happen just as we have said. The people of God are being made ready by the Word of Truth from the messenger to this Age. In her will be the fullness of Pentecost for the Spirit will bring the people right back to where they were at the beginning. That is “Thus saith the Lord.”

“It is “Thus saith the Lord” for that is what Joel 2:23-26 says, “Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for He has given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, My great army which I sent among you. And you shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the Name of the Lord your God who has dealt wondrously with you: and My people shall never be ashamed”.

“Now it says God is going to “restore.” The Lutheran Age did not restore the church; it started a reformation. The Wesleyan Age did not restore. The Pentecostal Age did not restore. But God has to restore for He cannot deny His Word. This is not the resurrection of the Church; it is the “restoration.” God will take the Church right back to Pentecost of the beginning. Now notice in verse 25 it tells why we need restoration. The locust, cankerworm, caterpillar and palmerworm have eaten all but the root and a small bit of the stem. Now we are told that all these insects are all one and the same in different stages. That is right. They are the antichrist spirit manifested in organization, denomination and false doctrine through the ages. And that poor little root and stalk is going to be restored. God isn’t going to plant a new Church, but is going to bring His original planting back to original seed. He is doing it as stated in verse 23, by the teaching, or “former” rain. Next will come the harvest rain or rapturing faith.”

“Thus at this very moment we are in the complete fulfilment of Matthew 24:24 “insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” And who is it that shall attempt to deceive the very elect? Why, the spirit of antichrist in the “false anointed ones” of this last day. These false ones have already come in “Jesus’ Name” claiming that they have been anointed of God for the last day. They are the false Messiahs (anointed ones). They claim that they are prophets. But are they one with the Word? Never. They have added to it or taken from it. No one denies that the Spirit of God manifesting in gifts is upon them. But like Balaam they all have their programs, make their appeal for money, exercise gifts, but deny the Word or by-pass it for fear that a controversy might diminish their chances for greater gain. Yet they preach salvation and deliverance through the power of God, just like Judas, with a ministry imparted by Christ. But because they are wrong seed, consequently they have a wrong spirit motivating them” (ibid, p. 378:1 – 380:1).

The teaching rain of Brother Branham’s Message has sown the Seed of “that which is perfect,” the fullness of the Word. Joel 2:28, “And it shall come to pass afterward that God will pour our His Spirit upon all flesh” in a latter or harvest rain when every seed that has been sown shall come to maturity and bear its fruit. The mind is the womb of the spirit and as the soul bears the nature of the spirit that is on it, Baptists will manifest the fruit of Baptist teaching, and Buddhists, Pentecostals, Communists, Judaists, Nihilists, Pentecostals, etc., will each bear the life of the spirit they have received (Matthew 5:45; 13:30, 37-43; Hebrews 6:7-8). But Christ’s end-time Bride will manifest by the “third pull” that they are the Sons of God and one with His Word.

From the Hebrew perspective Joel 2:28-32 speaks of the restoration of the Spiritual kingdom to Israel in the millennium (Acts 1:6) by the regeneration of 144,000 elect Israelites. Their former rain will be the teaching ministry of two prophets anointed by the Spirit that endued Moses and Elijah of old. Three and a half years after the Bride has been translated and their prophets have been martyred, Israel will receive its latter rain.

Joel 2:30-31. “I will show wonders in the heavens and on Earth, blood, and fire, and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord” (Isaiah 13:10; Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:22-25; Revelation 6:12-14).

When the Gentile dispensation and grace ends at the opening of the Sixth Seal, heaven will close like a scroll rolling shut. All seeds will have been sown and each will bring forth of its kind in the time of the latter rain. Revelation 22:10-12, “And the angel [William Branham] said to me . . . (insert your name here for throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ’s end-time Bride) . . . Do not seal the Words of the prophecy of this Book [the revelation of the Seven Seals which is the Message of the seventh angel], for the time of their fulfilment is near. [From the sounding of the Seventh Trumpet at the close of the Gentile dispensation] He who is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he who is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he who is holy, let him be holy still. Behold I will come suddenly; and My reward is with Me, to render to each according to his doings”.

Once grace is over there will never be another Gentile born-again. Only 144,000 elect Israelites written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will enter the Kingdom when it opens to them shortly before their martyrdom (Revelation 11:19; 14; 15).

Brother Branham said, “Now where will the Gentile Church be while Jesus is making Himself known to His brethren? Remember that the bride of Joseph with the two children were in the palace, for Joseph had commanded, “Let everyone leave me; put them all out from before me.” So the Gentile bride was hidden in the palace of Joseph. Where will the Gentile Church go in the rapture? Into the palace. The Bride will be taken off the earth. She will be caught up before the great tribulation to meet her Lord in the air. For three and one-half years while the retributive wrath of God is poured out, she will be in the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then will He return, leaving His Bride in “His Father’s house,” while He makes Himself known to His brethren.”

“At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Jews. But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the Coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth (Matthew 24:30 – Ed). With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, “Don’t be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life.” Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them” (Ibid, p. 40:2 – 41:1; Genesis 45:1-8).

Only the Hebrew remnant in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, not New York, London or Budapest, “who call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ” by revelation after the midst of Daniel’s Seventieth Week will be baptized with the Holy Ghost and, although martyred, delivered from the final judgment (Joel 2:32; Matthew 27:25; Revelation 6:11; 14:12; 15:2-4). First will be the manifestation of the Sons of God and the resurrection of the Bride of all Ages.

Brother Branham said, “I believe that the Church of the Living God is moving into a sphere now that’s going to shake the whole world . . . Oh, it’s going to come to pass pretty soon. I’m looking for it to happen in this meeting. I’m wanting it to happen now. That the anointing will strike the whole Church of the living God and she’ll rise to her feet like a mighty marching army! The sick will be healed by a word. The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will be raised up and the power of God will shake the world with the Church of the living God. We’re in the PROCESS of it now” (Speak to this Mountain, #59-1123). nl933.htm


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

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