Bible Believers’ Newsletter 924
“We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . .”
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God’s unchanging Word.
Today we present Part IV of our teaching “Jubilee” wherein Brother Branham provides us with some specifics as to timing. So down on your knees for revelation, and if you have any corrections or suggestions on the subject we will be pleased to consider what you have to share. We covet your assistance and prayers.
Remember, your country whichever it is, is entering planned bankruptcy; economic screws are being tightened worldwide as the “powers that be”—who know not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel—press the Goyim into their totalitarian one world government. You will either learn to discipline your life or extremity will be imposed with military precision. We have entered the hour in which the foolish virgins are discovering their lamps have insufficient oil to penetrate the gloom; the wise scarcely suffice and “those that sell” peddle “the letter only”.
Ministers and brethren who followed the Prophet’s Ministry for decades are falling away “like rats” as he spoke of preachers who go to Los Angeles. “It’s a graveyard for them. Good men go there and die like rats.” Like the Buddhists, Boy Scouts, Baptists and Muslims, brethren have rejoiced in brotherly kindness with the anointing on their body and mortal spirit but never walked alone in the Spirit with Jesus Christ.
Since the opening of the Seals the call has not been to gather unbelievers out of Darkness into Christ but to call misguided believers out from denominational Darkness “into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.” It is that late. If you are a pastor you had better tend to your own flock—few are born-again.
Please send a copy of our newsletter to Christian friends within or without the circle of this Message. Some of the virgins may be foolish because you or I have not shared the revelation of the “present truth” . . . what Jesus is doing now.
If you have spreadsheet skills and are able and willing to construct a spreadsheet ranging over BC and AD years in which a change of year will change the whole range so as to reflect jubilees please contact me and we will define the parameters.
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.
Americans: A Conquered People: The New Serfs
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Former US Asst. Sec. of Treasury for Economic Policy
May 23, 2016 — In my opinion, the American people will remain serfs until they wake up to Revolution. Today Americans exist as a conquered people. They have lost the Bill of Rights, the amendments to the Constitution that protect their liberty. Only those with power were safe. In America today anyone not politically protected can be declared “associated with terrorism” and taken out by a Hellfire missile from a drone on the basis of a list of human targets drawn up by the president’s advisers. Due process, guaranteed by the US Constitution, no longer exists in the United States of America . . .
The United States government has unaccountable power. Its power is not accountable to US statutory law, to international law, to the Congress, to the judiciary, to the American people, or to moral conscience. In the 21st century the war criminal US government has murdered, maimed, and dislocated millions of people based on lies and propaganda. Washington has destroyed seven countries in whole or part in order to enrich the American elite and comply with the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony.
Americans live in a propaganda-fabricated world in which a brutal police state is cloaked in nice words like “freedom and democracy.” “Freedom and democracy” is what Washington’s war machine brings with sanctions, bombs, no-fly zones, troops, and drones to countries that dare to cling to their independence from Washington’s hegemony.
Only two countries armed with strong military capability and nuclear weapons—Russia and China—stand between Washington and Washington’s goal of hegemony over the entire world. If Russia or China falter, the evil ensconced in Washington will rule the world. America will be the Anti-Christ. The predictions of the Christian Evangelicals preaching “end times” will take on new meaning.
Russia is vulnerable to becoming a vassal state of Washington . . . Both Russia and China are infected with Western worship that creates a vulnerability that Washington can exploit. Delusions can result in inadequate response to threat.
All of Europe, both western, eastern and southern, the British Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Japan and other parts of Asia are vassal states of Washington’s Empire. None of these allegedly “sovereign” countries have an independent voice or an independent foreign or economic policy. All of Latin America is subject to Washington’s control . . . The repeal of Glass-Steagall deregulated Wall Street . . . Americans are a conquered people . . . Unable to stop the lawlessness of their own “democratic” government, Americans plea for help from abroad . . . change in America cannot be produced by elections or be achieved internally through peaceful means. Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
Comment: In AD96 Jesus declared the United States will be the image unto the Roman beast (Revelation 13:11-18).
Will the November US Presidential Election bring the End of the World?
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Former US Asst. Sec. of Treasury for Economic Policy
May 24, 2016 — “We have been watching for nearly a month a steady buildup of American and NATO forces along Russia’s borders—on land, on sea and in the air. There has been nothing like this on Russia’s borders, such an amassing of hostile military force, since the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.”
So concludes America’s leading Russian expert, Professor Stephen Cohen (Princeton and New York University). Professor Cohen asks if Washington is sleepwalking and needs to wake up or whether Washington has gone crazy and intends war.
Pepe Escobar advises Washington to “beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war.”
Escobar reports that recently the Rand Corporation, “essentially a CIA outpost,” concluded that “Russia could overrun NATO in a mere 60 hours, if not less.” On the level of nukes and missile systems, Russia is four generations ahead of the US military/security complex, which is mainly interested in inflating profits with cost overruns. US weapons systems are simply outclassed.
[In 1958 Brother Branham said, “Russia . . . according to our own science is five years ahead of us. And when we’re caught up in five years, they’ll be ten years farther the other way” (Handwriting on the Wall, #58-0309M)] . . . Russian high command is concerned with the Russian government’s low-key response to Washington’s aggression . . . Stephen Cohen and Alastair Crooke, a former British secret agent . . . have noticed that the Russian military . . . are putting pressure on President Putin to eliminate those in the government who are willing to compromise Russia’s independence in order to gain acceptance by Washington . . . Washington is miscalulating by seeking unipolar hegemony and, thus, is forcing Putin into the camp of the nationalists who value Russia’s sovereignty more than Western acceptance . . .
If Trump becomes US president, there is some possibility, perhaps, that the neoconservatives will cease to dominate US foreign and military policies. Should this turn out to be the case, the Russian nationalists might ease their pressure on Putin to remove the Atlanticist Integrationists from the government . . . no matter what you think of Trump, if you vote for Hillary you are definitely voting for the end of the world. Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
The Real Energy Deniers
May, 2016 — Today’s massive global human population owes its existence, prosperity and comfort to our economical and reliable energy supplies, particularly the hydrocarbon fuels—oil, coal, and gas. The world supports more people with fewer famines; and those with access to abundant reliable energy supplies have stabilised their populations and contribute most to caring for nature, culture and the poor. And the carbon dioxide recycled by the usage of hydrocarbon fuels is greening the world and adding to food supplies as native and farmed plants flourish in the warm, moist, carbon-rich atmosphere.
This long history of energy progress is now under threat from strong forces using any environmental alarm to deny human access to efficient energy . . . their energy-destroying policies will reduce global prosperity and population . . . Some see that as a desirable goal . . . Full story: carbon-sense.com
Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte: Catholic Church ‘most hypocritical institution’
May 23, 2016 — “I will lecture until June 29 the sins of the Catholic Church and whether or not you are still relevant,” Philippines’ president-elect Mr. Duterte told reporters in Davao City, where he is the incumbent mayor . . . he once chided Pope Francis for holding up traffic when the pontiff visited capital city Manila. About 80 per cent of the Philippines population are Catholic. It has the largest Catholic concentration of any Asian country . . . Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: Brother Branham said, “there’s three isms, Communism, Fascism, and Nazism. They’ll all wind up out of Russia in Communism, and destroy Catholicism” (Voice of the Sign, #23:5, p. 14:116; Revelation 16:12-15; 17:11-18; 18:4-20).
Jubilee Part IV
“Religious people put Paul in chains. The very finest of churches that day was what put him in chains. If it just wasn’t the Constitution of the United States, they’d do the same thing today. That’s right. Just wait till she’s broke a little more” [Revelation 13:15-20].
“And a serpent grabbed him through the hand. Now, watch. Paul didn’t fear. He said, Jesus Christ said, ‘If they take up serpents, it shall not harm them.’ So he walked over here, shaked him off on the fire; turns around and walks over to get some sticks and put back on the fire; turned hisself around and warmed his back, and turned around this way and warmed his hands. The natives said, ‘Why don’t he die? Why don’t that man die? He ought to drop dead?’ But Paul was so full of the Holy Ghost (See what I mean?), so full of the Holy Ghost until the poison wouldn’t poison him.”
“Oh, brother, give me a church full of the Holy Ghost. God will do in one year what all theology has failed to do in two thousand years. You wait till the anointing of the church really strikes home to that faithful the little [Capstone] remnant. After the doors of the Gentiles is closed, oh, God will anoint a church then. “He who’s filthy, let him be filthy still. He who’s righteous let him be righteous still, and he who’s holy let him be holy still.” And God will anoint the church with the power of God, and things will be taken place. Not only that then, but He’s doing it now” (COD, p. 145:201-203).
Brother Branham was speaking of the manifestation of the Sons of God in the year of Jubilee after the end of the Christian dispensation and grace. In “The Seventy Weeks of Daniel” he said, “The Gentile church is in the end of the Laodicean Age. If . . . the Jews are in their homeland, already there, and the Gentile apostasy has already taken place, and we have a President like we have, we have a nation that’s broke up like we have, we have atomic bombs hanging in the hangers, we have a church that’s lukewarm, we have a church of people that’s pulled theirselves together, we have a ministry that patterns the ministry of Jesus Christ for to catch the Stone when He comes, what’s left to happen? It might be at any minute. There isn’t nothing else left. We’re at the end time. Oh, glory! I don’t know whether I’m going to be able to get into that jubilee or not, but I just want to get part of it to you anyhow.”
“We’re waiting for that Stone . . . Now, a striking statement if you want to put it down. Listen close, please. This is my last comment, next to it. I got a little bitty thing here just after this, a little note I want to speak about. Now, rest just a moment and listen close. Give you something that’s striking to go right in on this. See? There’s not even a width of a knife blade between the end of this age and the coming of Christ. Everything . . . There’s nothing else left. Is Israel in her homeland? We know that. Are we in the Laodicean Age? Has the Message of this Pentecostal age went forth to try to shake the people back to the original Pentecostal blessing? Has every messenger come through the age just exactly the same thing? Is the nations against nations? Pestilence? Is there a famine in the land today, the true church driving hundreds of miles seeking to hear the Word of God? Not for bread alone, but for hearing of the Word of God, there come famine. Is that right? Why, we’re living right in the middle of it right here now. See where we’re at? We’re waiting for that Stone.”
“A striking statement: from the time God made the promise to Abraham—don’t miss this—from the time God made the promise to Abraham, Genesis 12:3, to the time of Christ being rejected in AD33, by the Jews, according to Galatians 3:16 and 17, and according to Usher’s (U-s-h-e-r-s) Ussher’s Chronology of the Hebrews, the power of God was with the Jews exactly 1954 years. God dealt with the
Jews [Israelites] 1954 years according to the chronology of the Jews [Israelites] and according to Galatians 3:16 and 17 [1921BC + AD33 = 1954 years]. I got many more Scriptures, but just give that. Then after they rejected Christ, He turned to the Gentiles to take a people for His Name. You want a Scripture on that, the place? Acts 15:14″ [also Isaiah 11:10-11; 54:1-5; 56:7; Amos 9:11-12; Malachi 1:11].
“Now, counting the time, we find that we have exactly (listen) seventeen years left, and we will have the same span of cronoV (chronos) time given to us as God dealing with us in the power of the Holy Spirit since AD33 until 1977, the same span of time of 1954 years. God deals with us the same as He did with the Jews. See? How about that?”
“Now, mark down in your book a little Scripture here I want to give you. Leviticus 25, begin with the 8th verse. God calls a jubilee every forty-ninth year; the fiftieth year was the jubilee. We know that. We understand that. From the first jubilee of Leviticus 25:8, in 1977 will be the seventieth jubilee, making exactly 3,430 years. Jubilee means the going up, the release” (The Seventieth Week of Daniel, p. 107:159, 195-197).
30 Jubilees x 49 = 1470 years from Leviticus 25:8 to Calvary
40 Jubilees x 49 = 1960 years from Pentecost, leaving 17 years to 1977
70 Jubilees x 49 = 3430 years
Seventeen stands out very prominently as a significant number. It is not a multiple of any other number, and therefore it has no factors. Hence it is called one of the prime (or indivisible) numbers. What is more, it is the seventh in the list of the prime numbers. The series runs 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, etc. [0 and 1 are not generally recognized as prime numbers].
In like manner seventeen being the seventh of the series, it partakes of and intensifies the significance of the number seven. Indeed, it is the combination or sum of two perfect numbers—seven and ten—seven being the number of spiritual perfection, and ten of ordinal perfection. Contrasted together the significance of these two numbers is clear; and when united in the number seventeen we have a union of their respective meanings, viz., spiritual perfection, plus ordinal perfection, or the perfection of spiritual order.
We see a beautiful illustration in Romans 8:35-39 which concludes the first great division of that all-important Epistle, and sums up the blessings of those who are dead and risen in Christ. First we have a series of seven, then a series of ten. The seven are marked off by being put in the form of a question, while the ten are given as the answer to it.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
- Or distress,
- Or persecution,
- Or famine,
- Or nakedness,
- Or peril,
- Or sword?
as it is written, For Thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that,
- Neither death (1),
- Nor life (2),
- Nor angels (3),
- Nor principalities (4),
- Nor things present (5),
- Nor things to come (6),
- Nor powers (7),
- Nor height (8),
- Nor depth (9),
- Nor any other creature (10),
shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Thus is set forth the spiritual and eternal perfection of the believer’s standing in Christ.
By forming the conclusive answer to the question, and giving us the positive assurance (though in a negative form), it seems as though the number ten is of more weight than seven when thus used together. It is so in II Chronicles 2, where, in verse 7, Solomon sends to Hiram for a cunning workman, and seven particulars are specified; and in verse 14 a man is sent and his qualifications are enumerated in ten particulars. A more important illustration will be found in Hebrews 12:18-24, and many other examples.
As the result of our investigations in numbers, 153 = 9 x 17, we see in this number all judgment (9) exhausted for the people of God (17) in the person of their Surety.
The number seventeen (not the word merely) has a significance of its own, and therefore an importance which must be taken into account wherever it appears in the Word of God by itself or as a factor. It forms a great factor in the number 153. (See Number in Scripture).
As I understand Brother Branham, the first cycle counted from Israel’s entry into Canaan when Moses was alive and the tribes of Reuben, Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh took possession of their inheritance east of the River Jordan (Numbers 32:33) so that this was the first Sabbatical year. The year Moses died and Joshua entered the land was long ago determined by Bishops Ussher, Lloyd, Nicholas Toinard and William Wiston as 1451BC. We generally use Ussher’s chronology except for the dates for the birth, baptism and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. After seven years of conflict with the Canaanites, the land had rest from war at the close of 1445BC [Nisan 1451 – 1444 = 7], then Joshua in Gilgal gave Judah and Joseph their allotments. Early 1444, the tabernacle was moved to Shiloh and the land west of the Jordan was divided among the remaining seven tribes and the men from the two-and-a-half tribes east of the Jordan returned home. Until this, Israel had lived off the crops of the Canaanites, volunteer crops and supplies from the eastern two-and-a-half tribes (Joshua 24:13). Israel’s tillage thus began in 1444.
Thirty jubilees after their entry into the Promised Land Israel murdered Messiah; now forty jubilees since redemption in Christ ended has brought us to the seventieth jubilee and the consummation of the Gentiles. Brother Branham said, “I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along with divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium” (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4).
Revelation 3:10, “Because you have kept the Word of My patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” This verse is not a declaration that the true Church will go into and through the tribulation. If it meant that it would have said that. But it said, “I will keep thee from the hour of temptation.” This temptation is exactly like the temptation in Eden. It will be a very inviting proposition held up in direct opposition to God’s commanded Word, and yet from the standpoint of human reasoning it will be so very right, so enlightening and life-giving as to fool the world” [II Thessalonians 2:11]. Only the very elect will not be fooled [Revelation 13:8]. The temptation will come as follows. The ecumenical move that has started on what seems such a beautiful and blessed principle (fulfilling Christ’s prayer that we all might be one) becomes so strong politically that she bears pressure upon the government to cause all to join with her either directly or through adherence to principles enacted into law so that no people will be recognized as actual churches unless under direct or indirect domination of this council. Little groups will lose charters, privileges, etc., until they lose all property and spiritual rights with the people.”
“For example, right now unless the local ministerial association approves in many, if not most cities, one cannot rent a building for religious services. To become chaplains in the armed services, hospitals, etc., it is now almost mandatory to be recognized as acceptable to the trinitarian ecumenical groups. As this pressure increases, and it will, it will be harder to resist, for to resist is to lose privilege. And so many will be tempted to go along, for they will feel it is better to serve God publicly in the framework of this organization than not to serve God at all publicly. But they err. To believe the Devil’s lie is to serve Satan, even though you may want to call him Jehovah. But the elect will not be deceived.”
“Furthermore, the elect will not only be kept, but as this move becomes the “IMAGE ERECTED TO THE BEAST,” the saints will be gone in the rapture. And this little delightful, winsome movement that started out in fellowship at Ephesus will become the monster of Satan that defiles and deceives the whole world. For the church system of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant in coming together will control the whole wealth of the world system and force the whole earth into its religious trap, or will kill them, by refusing them the privilege of buying and selling whereby they would make a living. This will be accomplished simply, for the harlot’s daughters are all but gone back to her. In the meantime, Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper. At the right time, the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper, and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world” (Ibid, p. 313:2 – 314:1).
In calculating jubilees one must remember Israel was an agrarian economy, thus God’s appointed times of meeting with His people necessarily followed the harvest of the land, typing the harvest of souls. This harvest of the field is dependent upon the annual cycle of the S_U_N as the harvest of souls follows the dispensational cycle of the S_O_N. Since the Great Flood the years are no longer composed of twelve 30-day months so Israel’s calendar was necessarily adjusted every second or third year by extending the twelfth month; nowadays by the addition of a thirteenth month, otherwise God’s compulsory annual feasts would not fall on the appointed seasons.
We follow the S_O_N’S prophetic years of 360 days and duration rather than succession of years and chronological dates: to kairoV (kairos) seasons or dispensations—definitely limited portions of time in which to grasp ‘opportunities’ by making the right decisions, rather than with cronoV (chronos) time, the course of time in general. But to establish datum posts we will commence our study with a day-by-day timeline from the birth of the Israel nation.
Brother Branham was speaking of 1977 as the sum of a duration of jubilee years, not the product of a succession of years and chronological dates which is why he said “I predict, I do not prophesy.” He provided the ‘clue’ but he was not permitted to directly explain the ‘third pull,’ which can only be known by revelation. We will consider chronos time in connection with Israel’s early years and God’s ideal for the nation. The sacred mathematics behind all of these times and seasons that God gave Israel through His prophet Moses have been in existence from the foundation of the world and did not spring up at Mount Sinai, for “the Word of God is forever settled in heaven” and since He is omniscient He can never change His ways (Psalm 119:89; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8).
Day 1, Nisan 1, 1491BC, New Year’s Day in Israel’s sacred calendar, Exodus 12:2, “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Day 10-14, Exodus 12:2-6: On the tenth day each man shall select a yearling male lamb for his paternal family, confine it four days to prove it is without blemish, then at twilight on the fourteenth of the month the whole congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs. A type of Jesus Christ who on His triumphal entry into Jerusalem was proclaimed “the Son of David” and implored “save us now.” His authority was questioned from Tuesday to Friday but proven by many parables. He was betrayed by Judas Iscariot, arrested and arraigned before the high priest, denied by Peter, questioned by the Sanhedrin, condemned to death by the whole congregation of Israel, found innocent by Pontius Pilate, yet crucified on the fourteenth of the month.
Day 15-21, Exodus 12:29-51, the first Passover meal initiated the seven days of Unleavened Bread “It came to pass the self-same day that the Lord brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.” In Exodus 13:1-10, Moses prophesied that on Nisan 15 (the following year, God intended that) Israel observe their second Passover meal and the first day of their feast of Unleavened Bread on the border of the Promised Land. Deuteronomy 1:2 states “It is eleven day’s journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir [Edom] to Kadesh-barnea [the boundary of Judah].” There the adult Israelites disbelieved God’s Word and were blotted from the Book of Life; not until forty years had passed would the new generation observe the feast of Passover in Canaan (Joshua 5:9 – 6:11).
Had Israel journeyed to the border of the Promised Land from Sinai in eleven days they would have crossed the Jordan to Jericho on Pentecost one-year after their arrival at Mount Sinai as God had intended.
Day 16, Leviticus 23:9-14, the feast of Firstfruits and the first day of the feast of Weeks or Pentecost.
Day 21, Exodus 13:17-21 and Numbers 33:1-8. It appears that the Israelites having passed through the Red Sea spent the holy convocation of the seventh day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread in Arabia (Exodus 2:15; 3:1, 12; Deuteronomy 1:2; Isaiah 11:15-16; Galatians 4:25).
Day 45, Exodus 16:1-36, when Israel reached the wilderness of Sin on the fifteenth day of the second month (Iyyar) they murmured and God sent manna and quail.
Day 61, 1491BC, Exodus 19:1, “In the third month after the children of Israel had gone forth from the land of Egypt, the same day they came into the wilderness of Sinai.” Mount Sinai is located in the Land of Midian, which is in Saudi Arabia and not as indicated on the map in your Bible, in the Sinai Peninsula which is in Egypt today as it was then (Exodus 2:15; 3:1; 12; Deuteronomy 1:2; 2:5; Isaiah 11:15-16; Ezekiel 35:2; Galatians 4:24-25). Now Moses ascended the mountain where God instructed him to command the people to sanctify themselves three days. Scripture indicates that God’s intent was to initiate a Pentecostal Jubilee of liberty to the children of Israel but because of their sin they received the Day of Atonement.
Day 64, Exodus 19:10 – 24:8, God recited the Ten Commandments then Moses wrote the statutes and judgments and read “the Book of the Covenant in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the Lord has said will we do, and be obedient. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the Covenant, which the Lord has made with you concerning all these Words”.
Day 65-104, Exodus 24:9 – 32:29. The holy convocation of the fiftieth day of Pentecost is always the sixty-fifth day of the sacred year. From Day 64 to Day 71 “the glory of God” covered the Mount and on the seventh day Moses ascended into the Cloud and remained 33 more days in the Mount to receive the stone tables of Law and testimony and then descended to discover that Israel had broken its Covenant and was worshipping a golden calf.
Day 106, Exodus 32:30 – 34:2, 28. Moses ascended the Mount for a further forty days to hew two more tables of stone upon which God would engrave the Ten Commandments.
Day 146-147, Exodus 34:27-35, Moses descended and his face shone with the glory of God. The following day he began requisitioning materials from which to fabricate the Tabernacle and appointing master craftsmen chosen by the Lord.
Had Israel honoured God’s Covenant at Pentecost there would in theory have been no Day of Atonement, but the Lamb had to be killed and sin’s price met before He could impart His Life to the new creation of God-men. As Paul explained in Hebrews 11:39-40, “The Old Testament saints, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise [of eternal inheritance sealed by Christ’s sacrifice until His resurrection, having remitted their accumulated sins by cleansing the sanctuary with His own Blood]: God having provided some better thing for us [than they had in this world—remission of sins, regeneration and perfection in this life through new birth by faith of Jesus our KINSMAN who redeemed us all on Calvary] that apart from us they should not be made perfect [regenerated, glorified and complete]” (Hebrews 12:1-2, 23; 9:15, 23; Romans 8:29-30). “When the Day of Pentecost was full come . . . having taken, and by wicked hands crucified and slain” Messiah, Israel rejected the Day of Pentecost a second time.
Day 361, Nisan 1, 1490BC. “And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up” and dedicated (Exodus 40:1-2, 17, 34; Numbers 1:1; 9:15-23). The Lord signified His abode by the Pillar of Fire as He would at the dedication of Solomon’s Temple (I Kings 8:11), at the baptism of His new Temple, our Lord Jesus (Matthew 3:16-17), at the inauguration of His Body the Church (Acts 2:3), and as He will over New Jerusalem in the renewed heavens and renewed earth (Revelation 21:23-24).
Day 410, Iyyar (second month) 20, 1490BC. The Pillar of Cloud was raised from the Tabernacle and Israel commenced a forty-day journey (Numbers 10:11).
Day 413-420, Numbers 10:33-36; after three day’s journey the Israelites complain about manna and the Lord sends quail thirty days (Numbers 11). Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses’ black second wife. The Lord smites Miriam with leprosy and the camp does not move for seven more days (Numbers 12); in total a 40-day delay to God’s intended program.
Day 425, God intended Israel to cross over into the Promised Land on Pentecost morning, departing Mount Sinai on Iyyar 20 and arriving on the Sivan 1, the anniversary of their arrival at Sinai the previous year. We know this because “eleven days” (Deuteronomy 1:2) is a precise number. This leads us to speculate three day’s sanctification before crossing the Jordan (as in Exodus 19:14-16, and ultimately Joshua 3:1-5; 4:19), exactly one year after the Sinai Covenant.
Day 450, Sivan (third month) 30, 1490BC Joshua sent twelve elders to spy out the land for forty days (Numbers 13:1-24).
Day 491, Spies return with an evil report (Numbers 13:25-33). The Lord God decrees, “Your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses are wasted in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you shall know My breach of promise.” Israel then presumed to enter the Promised Land and was defeated by the Amalekites and Canaanites (Numbers 14:1, 25, 33-34, 40-45).
Day 541, Tishri 1, 1490BC. Feast of Trumpets, later Civil New Year’s Day, Ross Hashanah (Leviticus 23:23-25; Numbers 29:1-6).
Day 550, Tishri 10, 1490BC. The Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16; 23:26-32; Numbers 29:7-11). On this day jubilee was proclaimed every 49 years (Leviticus 25:8-55; 27:17-24). Jubilee cycles were intended to commence from this date, but because of unbelief they were delayed forty more years until 1451BC (Numbers 14:33-34).
Day 555-562, Tishri 15, 1490. The Feast of Tabernacles commemorates the journey from Egypt to Canaan wherein Israel dwelt in tents and recalls with thanks the produce on the trees when they had entered Canaan. The Eighth day of the feast was a special Sabbath, signifying eternity in the renewed heavens and renewed earth (Exodus 23:16b; 34:22b; Leviticus 23:33-36, 39-43; Numbers 29:12-38; Deuteronomy 16:13-15. These calculations are based upon Scripture and the 360-day prophetic calendar.
The unbelieving adults that came out of Egypt in the exodus on Nisan 15, 1491BC perished over forty years in the wilderness because they had rejected the Holy Spirit at Kadesh-barnea. The new generation of Israelites crossed over Jordan to the Promised Land on Nisan 10, 1451BC (Joshua 3:12-17; 4:19). God said, “Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the Lord” (Leviticus 25:2). “The children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on Nisan 14 at evening in the plains of Jericho. And they ate of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the Passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day. And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land and parched corn in the selfsame day . . . they ate the fruit of the land of Canaan [not manna] that year” (Joshua 5:9-12).
Interjecting you will recall Paul’s warning, “Never forget that although our fathers were all under the Cloud, and all passed through the sea, and as followers of Moses were baptized in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank of the spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. Nevertheless God was displeased with most of them; for they were overthrown in the wilderness. These things occurred as examples for us that we may not lust after evil as they lusted” (I Corinthians 10:1-6).
Taken in conjunction with figures Brother Branham revealed we see these borderline believers as a shadow and type of those who “came OUT of her” but did not “come into the unity of the faith” (Revelation 18:4; Ephesians 4:13). “Once enlightened having tasted of the heavenly gift and made sharers of the Holy Ghost, they felt how good the Word of God is and the mighty powers of the world to come,” and having followed the Message in this ‘third exodus’ right up to the border of the eternal land of the millennium whither we are destined, they disbelieved God’s Promise (Hebrews 6:4-6).
30 Jubilees x 49 = 1470 years from Leviticus 25:8 to Calvary
40 Jubilees x 49 = 1960 years from Pentecost, leaving 17 years to 1977
70 Jubilees x 49 = 3430 years
1977 + 40 years =
Forty is universally recognized as an important number, both on account of the frequency of its occurrence, and the uniformity of its association with a period of probation, trial, and the chastisement of sons, and of a Covenant people). It is the product of 5 and 8, and points to the action of grace (5), leading to and ending in revival and renewal (8). This is certainly the case where forty relates to a period of evident probation. But where it relates to enlarged dominion, or to renewed or extended rule, then it does so in virtue of its factors 4 and 10, and in harmony with their signification. (See Number in Scripture).
God declared a sabbath for the land for the remaining six months of “that year” from Nisan 10, 1451 to the beginning of the Civil New Year on Tishri 10, 1451 wherein the land was to lay fallow—its spontaneous produce common property of the poor, the stranger, cattle and wild game. Israel was at liberty to consume the abandoned storehouses and to pick the ripening wheat crop but not to sow until the commencement of the New Civil Year. Thereafter they could plant and harvest Tishri-to-Tishri, commencing Tishri 1451BC. Every seventh year was a sabbatical year running Nisan-to-Nisan (March or April). The year of Jubilee was announced at the close of the Day of Atonement in the forty-ninth year of the week of years. This fiftieth year ran from Tishri 10 (September or October) that year to Tishri 10 in the first year of the succeeding sabbatical cycle of forty-nine years. These weeks of years commenced when the children of Israel entered Canaan in 1451BC (Leviticus 25:1-22). The forty-ninth year of the first Cycle was Nisan 1, 1404BC to Nisan 1, 1403BC, and the first Jubilee (or fiftieth) Year was Tishri 10, 1404BC to Tishri 10, 1403BC.
This diagram (copyright©E.C. Gedge) illustrates how the fiftieth or jubilee year is not cronoV (chronos) time but kairoV (kairos) time that overlies the calendar years from Tishri 10 in forty-ninth year (four months and twenty days) to Tishri 9 (seven months and ten days of the first year of the next cycle forty-nine year. The red band at the foot of the forty-ninth year indicates that it is a sabbatical year from Nisan 1 to Nisan 1. All years in the forty-nine year cycles run from Nisan 1 to Nisan 1. Our Pentecostal Jubilee will be the waving of Christ’s end-time Bride as two wheaten loaves baked with leaven in the manifestation of the Sons of God while the Church Age saints are being resurrected in their glorified bodies prior to our translation.
Brother Branham’s end-time Message is our “former” or “teaching rain,” the “midnight cry” of Matthew 25:6, the “shout” of I Thessalonians 4:16 that called us OUT from Rome and her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches to meet the Bridegroom (Revelation 10:1-4; 18:4) and be filled with the Spirit. The elect wise and non-elect foolish virgins each heard the call, recognized truth and came out. Like philanderers the foolish virgins are not wholly separated unto Christ. James 4:4, “You [spiritual] adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
“The old man” is not dead, he is dominant: they are adulteresses. “The Voice of the Archangel” Jesus Christ can’t whisper His amours to a paramour. Worldly pursuits and sinner companions preponderate over the soul, allowing no intimacy with Jesus.
The “former rain” of the “shout and Voice of the Archangel,” is Christ’s love-making, communicating intimate secrets that will draw two hearts into one mind. When the Seventh or Great Trumpet sounds the “latter” or “harvest rain” will strike the world; it will fall upon the just and the unjust, sinner and saint, bringing the seed sown into men’s hearts to manifest what has been planted, cultivated, and watered. All decisions will have been made: “He who is unjust will be unjust still: he who is filthy will be filthy still: the righteous will be righteous: and he who is holy will remain holy” (Revelation 22:11). Christ’s end-time Bride will manifest that they are the Sons of God, and the foolish virgins will be martyred.
Brother Branham said, “Now, there will come another year of Jubilee and that, we’ve had it just about this time. If you noticed, Pentecost has been falling in America for about fifty years, somewhere on that time. Just about fifty years ago Pentecost begin to fall. Now, what’s happening, the church is receiving the Seven Sealed Book of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” of the Seven Seals and not one tenth of them can receive it.”
[Not so many as a tithe of Message followers are able to receive the revelation of the Prophet’s Message].
“But when you begin to see the year of Jubilee, where we don’t have to fuss and strain and pull like this, but we’re already secured in Christ . . . What a beautiful story . . . I want to get these Seventy Weeks of Daniel and tie it right in here, and show it where it takes it to the Pentecostal Jubilee, and brings it right back with those Seven Seals to opened here just before we go, and show that it’s at the end” (Revelation, Chapter Five, #II, p. 779:181-182, 216; The Feast of the Trumpets, p. 29:226-246).
Students of the Message understand that Christ’s end-time Bride was accounted caught up with the sleeping saints of all Ages at the close of Laodicea (Revelation 4:1). Being predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word by the revelation of the mysteries of the Seven Thunders we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary and do not require mediation for ignorance of “that which is perfect [or complete]” (I Corinthians 13:10). We were each present in our angel or celestial body—the theophany of our glorified likeness as witnesses to the heavenly transaction when Christ claimed the Title Deed to redemption and opened the Seals (Revelation 5:5-12).
The Jubilee for Christ’s Bride is a Pentecostal Jubilee: by grace through faith we received our Day of Atonement in Christ as Attributes of the Logos or Word and are accounted crucified in Him on Calvary (II Corinthians 5:13-21; Colossians 3:3-4). “Jesus Messiah was delivered for our offences, and raised again for our justification” (Romans 4:25). He paid the supreme penalty: as Attributes of the Word we were in Him then; we paid for our sins in Christ on Calvary and when He was justified and raised we were justified and raised in Him. “And as it is appointed once to die” there is no double jeopardy (Hebrews 9:27). He who is born-again is free from sin. Oh, you will make mistakes, but you will not sin because sin is unbelief in the revealed Word of God, and you are the Word for your age manifest (I John 1:7).
I John 3:6, 9, “Whosoever abides in Him does not sin: whosoever sins has not seen Him, neither known Him . . . Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for His seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” (I Peter 2:21-25).
Romans 8:1-3, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the Law of sin and death. For what the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” Hence you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done (John 15:7). nl924.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.