Bible Believers’ Newsletter 895
“We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . .”
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; thanks for joining us in fellowship around God’s Word.
This week’s news concerns the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268, Papacy, Jewish propaganda by the Judaeo-Roman church which will shortly confirm an agreement with the banksters (Daniel 9:27) and is promoting their Climate Change HOAX, the situation in Syria and activities the US “image unto the beast”.
Our main article, “Hybrid Religion, or THUS SAITH THE LORD?” shines Light upon Old Testament traditions that persist in Christian Churches in the circle of Brother Branham’s Message and other misunderstandings.
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.
US & Israel Conducted ‘War Games’ in Vicinity Russian Plane Crash Location
November 2, 2015 — Startling new revelations show that both the US and Israel were conducting war games in the Arava desert when Flight 9268 dropped off the radar, shortly before breaking up in mid-air and crashing in the Sinai, Egypt. The photo (below) shows what could be shrapnel inside a door to rear fuselarge possibly from an internal explosion. I suggest this image is intended to divert the world from the plane’s remote hijacking, and that chatter about the Saudis is a further distraction—on one hand to misdirect the public, on the other to allow Russia to infallably identify the culprit.
Air forces from around the world have gathered deep in the Arava desert in the south of Israel for the past week and a half to take part in the largest aerial exercise in the history of the Israeli Air Force. The “Blue Flag” exercise, which is continuing through November 3, pits the Israeli Air Force, the United States Air Force, Greece’s Hellenic Air Force and the Polish Air Force against a fictional enemy state, the captain in charge of all IAF exercises told The Times of Israel Thursday night. Full story: maps. images and video. It is alleged Britain and Egypt are complicit in a Saudi attack on Russian airliner; British coverup to save Saudis.
Comment: Russian source—Saudi Intelligence responsible for airline bomb. An American infra-red satellite detected a heat flash seconds before the Russian plane fell from the sky, suggesting there was some sort of explosion on board. Russian tabloid LifeNews claimed to have obtained the results of a forensic medical examination that allegedly stated that the passengers “in the tail section of the liner died because of so-called blast injuries.” According to the broadcaster, they were diagnosed with burns of over 90 percent, with experts noting particles of metal and aircraft covering piercing the bodies of the deceased. The people in the front part of the plane died from different causes, including blood loss, shock, open head injuries and multiple fractures, it added.
However TASS news agency cited Russian and Egyptian experts as saying that they failed to find any blast-related trauma during their preliminary examination of the bodies of the victims. “There were no signs of an explosion impact found during the preliminary examination,” the source said. One of the Egyptian experts also told TASS that “there were no signs of external impact” found on the bodies. Captured ISIS leaders in Iraq have confessed to receiving military and intelligence support from the United States.
The MetroJet disaster was no accident. Viktor Yung, a director general of Metrojet, said, “from the moment since the events took a tragic turn, the crew became incapacitated,” adding, there was not “a single attempt to get in touch (with air traffic control) and report the situation on board.”
The Russian aircraft went down south of Wadi el Arish, the River of Egypt which is the border of Israel, very close to Israel’s main signal intelligence facility, Unit 8200, located on Kibbutz Urim. Computer hacking is the main function of the Israeli operatives stationed at Unit 8200 on Kibbutz Urim. By blasphemous pretense, the Israelis who are not Israelites, presume to declare the Divine will from the teraphim of Unit 8200’s “rows of satellite dishes that covertly intercept phone calls, emails and other communications” as if they were Urim and Thummim. This Israeli spy facility would have had the ability to monitor and communicate directly with the aircraft’s navigation system—without the knowledge of the crew.
[Carmi] Gillon suggested that today a terror organization could take over a jet plane and “achieve something like 9/11” without fielding any flesh and blood attackers – Carmi Gillon, former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, “The double-edged sword of cyber warfare,” Times of Israel, June 24, 2015.
“Cyberspace enables the attack of another nation state in offensive action, even reaching victory without leaving any fingerprints, even if it is suspected. We are already there; we are not talking about some distant future. We have experienced this in Israel’s day-to-day actions against its enemies” – Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Ibid., Times of Israel, June 24, 2015 (bollyn.com). Now, what about MH317, MH370, and AirAsia Flight QZ8501?
Yes to the Rediscovery of the Jewish roots of Christianity. No to anti-Semitism
October 28, 2015 — Baron David de Rothschild, the chairman of World Jewish Congress, along with 150 leaders of world Jewry flew to Rome on October 27, 2015 to discuss the on-going Al-Aqsa crisis, Russian airstrikes in Syria, Iran’s threat to Israel, and counter delegitimization of Israel, and of course the pro-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) with the help of the Vatican.
Next day, the group joined Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate declaration, [exonerating Jewish culpability in Jesus’ execution, allegedly] drafted by [Jewish Jesuit the late Malachi Martin [for] the Second Vatican Council and promulgated by the Marrano Jew Pope Paul VI on October 28, 1965. The document forbids the good Christians from believing several dozens of anti-Jewish parables mentioned in the New Testament.
The WJC’s conference in Rome and meeting with pope have become an annual ritual. In addition, there is the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee, which has been meeting in Rome on annual basis since 1984. Since the establishment of the Zionist entity in Palestine, every pope has visited the entity as an ‘obligatory’ duty.
No pope has ever visited Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution though the country has more Christians than Israel. In 1999, Iran’s president Ayatullah Muhammad Khatami met Pope John Paul II in the Vatican. The Pope broke protocol by receiving the Iranian cleric at the Holy Door of his Papal Chamber. Next month, Iranian president Sheikh Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Italy on the Italian president’s invitation. During his 2-day visit, Rouhani will meet Pope Francis. It would be interesting to see, how far Francis discusses Jewish “concerns” with Rouhani.
Anyone, who has followed Jorge Bergoglio’s love for Jews and Dirty War in Argentina or accused of being a member of ‘child abuse cult’ by the ITCC, shouldn’t be surprised. He, as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, co-authored a book with Rabbi Abraham Skorka, on Judaism and Roman Catholicism. Skorka says that Francis commitment with Jewish people is total.
Organized Jewry declared Francis being among the top 50 American Jewish leaders in 2013. Francis, like his predecessor Benedict XVI, a Zionist double agent, believes Holocaust denial is ‘intolerable’. However, Francis went further to please his Zionist masters by declaring, Inside every Christian is a Jew.
Baron David de Rothschild (worth $10 billion) is a French citizen but lives in Israel. The notorious anti-Islam French Charlie Hebdo magazine is owned by one of his cousins Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: Christianity has are absolutely NO “Jewish roots”.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemns Obama’s Actions on Syria
November 03, 2015 — The UN headlined, “Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretary-General) and Peter Maurer (ICRC) on the world’s humanitarian crises—Media Stakeout (Geneva, 31 October 2015).” The 23-minute news-conference video there included him saying (13:50): “I believe that the future of Syria, or the future of the peace talks, . . . should not be held up by an issue of the future of one man. I believe that it is up to the Syrian people who have to decide the future of President Assad.”
This assertion by the UN Secretary General directly contradicts the repeatedly stated position of US President Barack Obama, who insists that Assad must be removed from office and promptly be replaced by someone whom the President of the United States finds to be acceptable to serve as Syria’s leader — that this be done even before the war against ISIS is won. (Is Obama perhaps hoping that ISIS will help Obama to take down Assad? Is he perhaps actually viewing ISIS as being an ally?) . . . The UN Secretary General is here implicitly blaming all of this—lots of blood and misery—on US President Obama, and (in the Spanish newspaper interview) on the “many Western countries” who ally with him and have joined with him in demanding regime-change in Syria . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca williamblum.org
Russia’s Military Intervention in Syria has changed ‘Middle East Dynamic’
October 31, 2015 — In one month of bombing ISIS and other terrorists in Syria, Russia flew around 1,400 sorties, destroying over 1,600 targeted sites—including 249 command posts, 51 training camps, 131 ammunition and fuel depots, and 786 field bases, according to General Staff Col. Gen. Andrey Kartapolov.
Air strikes killed 28 “most odious” terrorist leaders, he added. Syrian ground forces liberated over 50 towns and villages, comprising about 350 sq. km. ISIS losses are massive, their forces in disarray, “complete victory” not yet achieved. Much work remains. Terrorists are clearly on the defensive—pummelled by Russian air power and Syrian ground forces.
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The US is invading Syria (first with bombers, and now even with its first troops) to overthrow Syria’s elected President, whom even Western-allied polling shows still to be supported by a majority of Syrians. When America’s ally the Qatari regime, which funds al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Syria), hired a polling firm in 2012 to survey Syrians, the finding was that 55% of Syrians wanted Assad to remain as President. Then, as I reported on 18 September 2015, “Polls Show Syrians Overwhelmingly Blame US for ISIS,” and those recent polls were from a British firm that has ties to Gallup.
Vladimir Putin’s remarks at the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club are the remarks of a humanitarian political leader, the like of which the world has not seen in my lifetime. Compare Putin to the corrupt war criminal in the White House or to his puppets in office in Germany, UK, France, Japan, Canada, Australia, and you will see the difference between a criminal clique and a leader striving for a humane and livable world in which the interests of all peoples are respected.
In a sane Western society, Putin’s statements would have been reproduced in full and discussions organized with remarks from experts such as Stephen F. Cohen. Choruses of approval would have been heard on television and read in the print media. But, of course, nothing like this is possible in a country whose rulers claim that it is the “exceptional” and “indispensable” country with an extra-legal right to hegemony over the world. As far as Washington and its prostitute media . . . are concerned, no country counts except Washington. “You are with us or against us,” which means “you are our vassals or our enemies.” This means that Washington has declared Russia, China, India, Brazil and other parts of South America, Iran, and South Africa to be enemies.
This is a big chunk of the world for a bankrupt country, hated by its vassal populations and many of its own subjects, that has not won a war since it defeated tiny Japan in 1945 by using nuclear weapons, the only use of such terrible weapons in world history.
As an American, try to imagine any known American politician, or for that matter any professor at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, or Stanford capable of giving an address to an educated discussion group of the quality of Putin’s remarks. Try to find any American politician capable of responding precisely and directly to questions instead of employing evasion . . . (Paul Craig Roberts).
Congresswoman: US Effort to oust Assad ‘Illegal’: CIA backing Terrorists
October 31, 2015 — The Kremlin’s move to step in on behalf of Bashar al-Assad along with Vladimir Putin’s open “invitation” to Washington with regard to joining forces in the fight against terrorism effectively let the cat out of the proverbial bag.
That is, it simply wasn’t possible for the US to explain why the Pentagon refused to partner with the Russians without admitting that i) the government views Assad, Russia, and Iran as a greater threat than ISIS, and ii) Washington and its regional allies don’t necessarily want to see Sunni extremism wiped out in Syria and Iraq. Admitting either one of those points would be devastating from a PR perspective . . . US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is out calling Washington’s effort to oust Assad both “counterproductive” and “illegal” . . . Full story: youtube.com. US Syria policy ‘absurd, ridiculous’ State Department ‘running out of ideas’. Is this how World War III will start, Joel Skousen preparing for nuclear war, not rapture.
The Pentagon’s Law of War Manual
November 3, 2015 — The new US Department of Defense Law of War Manual is essentially a guidebook for violating international and domestic law and committing war crimes. The 1,165-page document, dated June 2015 and recently made available online, is not a statement of existing law as much as a compendium of what the Pentagon wishes the law to be.
According to the manual, the “law of war” (i.e., the law of war according to the Pentagon) supersedes international human rights treaties as well as the US Constitution. The manual authorizes the killing of civilians during armed conflict and establishes a framework for mass military detentions. Journalists, according to the manual, can be censored and punished as spies on the say-so of military officials. The manual freely discusses the use of nuclear weapons, and it does not prohibit napalm, depleted uranium munitions, cluster bombs or other indiscriminate weapons.
The manual might have more properly been titled A Manifesto for Total War and Military Dictatorship.
The manual is an expression of the incompatibility of imperialist militarism and democracy. In the 25 years since the liquidation of the USSR, and especially over the 14 years since the launching of the so-called “war on terror,” the United States has been almost perpetually at war, seeking to offset its economic decline by threats and military violence around the world.
The same government that orchestrated a coup led by fascists in the Ukraine, that backs a military dictatorship and repression in Egypt, and that supports mass killings and destruction in Gaza can hardly be expected to remain true to the rule of law and democratic principles at home. . . Full story: Part I
The most menacing passages of the Pentagon’s Law of War Manual concern its relationship to other areas of law. According to the manual, the law of war is separate from and supersedes all other bodies of law, including international human rights treaties and the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights. This is nothing less than a formula for martial law, military dictatorship and the suspension of the Constitution.
Citing a legal treatise entitled “Military Law and Precedents,” the manual states that the law of war can supersede the Constitution: “‘On the actual theatre of military operations,’ as is remarked by a learned judge, ‘the ordinary laws of the land are superseded by the laws of war. The jurisdiction of the civil magistrate is there suspended, and military authority and force are substituted.’ Finding indeed its original authority in the war powers of Congress and the Executive, and thus constitutional in its source, the Law of War may, in its exercise, substantially supersede for the time even the Constitution itself . . .” (p. 10, emphasis added).
With the entire world declared to be the “battlefield” in the “war on terror,” this is a formula for the Pentagon to impose military dictatorship on all of Planet Earth. Full story: Part II
The DOD’s Air Sea battle plan envisions a crushing first strike against the Chinese mainland, using a level of force so overwhelming as to prevent any possibility of retaliation by the Chinese military.Part III
Comment: “I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb [the separation of civil and ecclesiastical powers], and he spoke as a dragon . . . And he does great wonders, so that he makes nuclear fire come down from heaven on Hiroshema and Nagasaki in the sight of men”.
USAFRICOM Instrument of ‘Imperialist Peace-Keeping’ in Sub-Saharan Africa
November 03, 2015 — A military exercise by 5,400 troops from various African Union (AU) member-states in South Africa is aimed at the creation of a continental-wide African Standby Force (ASF) designed to engage in peacekeeping and stabilization projects.
“The troops are being drilled to be part of the new 25,000-strong multinational force, which will be mandated to intervene in African countries rocked by genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes. It is expected to be fully operational by early 2016. The force will be made up of five brigades formed by Africa’s economic groupings including the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), East African Community (EAC), North African Regional Capability (NARC), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Southern African Development Community (SADC). Its logistics headquarters will be located in the Cameroon city of Douala after an agreement was signed to that effect last week.” (The Southern Times, Namibia, October 26, 2015).
These efforts require a tremendous amount of financial and material resources. In addition, defining which states are in need of intervention, and under what circumstances, will without a doubt, become a highly politicized process.
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Foreign control, rape and pillage by NATO, AFRICOM and corporations.
US Supercarrier ‘sunk’ by French Submarine in Wargames
March 6, 2015 — According to French MoD website (that is no longer online, even if you can still find a cached version of the article titled “Le SNA Saphir en entraînement avec l’US Navy au large de la Floride”), the Saphir submarine has recently taken part in a major exercise with the US Navy off Florida. The aim of the exercise was joint training with US Carrier Strike Group 12 made by the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, several Ticonderoga cruisers or Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and a Los Angeles-class submarine, ahead of operational deployment. This the 30-year-old Saphir proceeded to do. Along with most of the escorting warships. Full story: news.com.au
Comment: Despite this ignonimous ‘defeat’ the US Navy is provoking Beijing in South China Sea (wsws.org).
US on Road to Third World
October 30, 2015 — On January 6, 2004, Senator Charles Schumer and I challenged the erroneous idea that jobs offshoring was free trade in a New York Times op-ed. Our article so astounded economists that within a few days Schumer and I were summoned to a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, DC, to explain our heresy. In the nationally televised conference, I declared that the consequence of jobs offshoring would be that the US would be a Third World country in 20 years.
That was 11 years ago, and the US is on course to descend to Third World status before the remaining nine years of my prediction have expired.
The evidence is everywhere. In September the US Bureau of the Census released its report on US household income by quintile. Every quintile, as well as the top 5%, has experienced a decline in real household income since their peaks . . . If more accurate measures of inflation are used (such as those available from shadowstats.com), the declines in real household income are larger and have been declining for a longer period. Some measures show real median annual household income below levels of the late 1960s and early 1970s . . . these declines have occurred during an alleged six-year economic recovery from 2009 to the current time, and during a period when the labor force was shrinking due to a sustained decline in the labor force participation rate . . . when discouraged workers are included among the measure of the unemployed, the US unemployment rate is currently 23%, not the 5.2% reported figure . . .
Finance is the only sector of the US economy that is growing . . . finance is not a productive activity. It is a looting activity . . . extraordinary financial concentration and reckless risk and debt leverage have made the financial sector a grave threat to the economy . . . The economic and social infrastructure is collapsing, including the family itself, the rule of law, and the accountability of government.
The collapse of the Soviet Union was the worst thing that ever happened to the United States. The two main consequences of the Soviet collapse have been devastating. One consequence was the rise of the neoconservative hubris of US world hegemony, which has resulted in 14 years of wars that have cost $6 trillion. The other consequence was a change of mind in socialist India and communist China, large countries that responded to “the end of history” by opening their vast under-utilized labor forces to Western capital, which resulted in the American economic decline that this article describes, leaving a struggling economy to bear the enormous war debt.
It is a reasonable conclusion that a social-political-economic system so incompetently run already is a Third World country. Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
Violence is the defining Hallmark of the US
November 03, 2015 — It brought to mind that punishment has become a primary feature of American, indeed Western, society. A baker in Colorado was punished because he would not bake a wedding cake for a homosexual marriage. A county or state clerk was punished because she would not issue a marriage license for a homosexual marriage. University professors are punished because they criticize Israel’s inhumane treatment of Palestinians. Whistleblowers are punished—despite their protection under federal law—for revealing crimes of the US government. And children are punished for being children.
But not by their parents. Police can slam children around and seriously injure them. But parents must not lay a hand on a child. If a child gets spanked, as everyone in my generation was, in comes the Child Protective Services Gestapo. The child is seized, put into “protective custody,” and the parents are arrested. The CPS Gestapo receives a federal bonus for every child that they seize, and they want the money . . .
As society has made it possible for kids to prevail over parents, the kids think this right also applies to teachers, school administrators, and School Resource Officers, psychopaths with police badges who maintain discipline with force and violence. The kids quickly discover, as Shakara discovered in her encounter with Ben Fields, that whereas parents are constrained from using corporal punishment, School Resource Officers are not. Shakara’s desk was overturned as she sat in it. She was slammed onto the floor, dragged across the floor and handcuffed. Any parent who did that would be facing jail time . . . 17,000 American public schools have a police presence. All common sense has long departed . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: “Home of the brave and the land of the free”?
Pope Ponders Paganism
Not since the rule of Emperor Constantine, during the Roman Warm Era, have pagan gods been [knowingly] tolerated in Rome.
Before Constantine, Romans [like the Hindus] worshipped 12 main gods including Apollo (the Sun), Diana (the Moon), Flora (the plants), Uranus (the sky), Ceres (the crops), Gaia (the Earth) and of course Bacchus (wine), Venus (love) and Mars (war). Some of these gods demanded tribute and sacrifice.
Christianity, the worship of one forgiving God, slowly absorbed or eliminated its pagan rivals. The Popes in Rome came to lead a Catholic empire of [nominal] Christians. In modern times, the old Greek/Roman goddess, Gaia, has been resurrected by the world green movement.
Pope Francis seems to seek an alliance with the nature worshippers. Unfortunately the Green wolf will never lie down with Christian lambs.
Christians promote care for humanity especially the weak and the poor. The Gaia worshippers have subordinated humans to “nature” and their attitude to other humans ranges from contempt to deep hatred. Under their extremist Agenda 21, the priests of Gaia would sacrifice humans by restricting their access to land, oceans, food, minerals and energy, and then concentrate the survivors in soul-destroying dormitory cities and food factories. Greens want all descendants of Adam
and Eve expelled from our Gardens of Eden.
Christians generally value individual freedom and private property. The Green priesthood will not rest until there is a world government in which there is no private property and all humans are numbered, controlled and planned. They are using climate alarmism to achieve these goals. Full story: NOTHING must be signed in Paris We Must Defend Our Access to Energy – it is threatened in Paris. Every living thing needs access to energy—food, light and warmth. The UN is plotting to limit our access to energy.
Comment: Bloomberg New Energy Finance produces an annual guide to investment in renewables in its Global Trends in Clean Energy Investment (October 2015). Subtitled, “Annual Clean Energy Investment Overview,” it contains several charts that show quarterly trends in clean energy investment and funds in circulation, as well as clean energy indices.
One revealing chart is headed, “New Investment in Clean Energy in Europe.” It covers the period from the beginning of 2004 to the third quarter of 2015 and shows that new investment in clean energy peaked at $US34.1 billion in the second quarter of 2011 and since then has fallen steadily and dramatically.
Clean energy investment in Europe in the latest quarter had fallen to $US5.8 billion, the lowest level since 2004. If current trends continue, it will continue to fall to levels not seen since the early years of the last decade. Trends in the US are also interesting. US investment in clean energy peaked in the third quarter of 2011 and have since fallen 27 per cent.
The only reason investment in clean energy has remained roughly steady over the past four years is because of a dramatic increase in China, the world’s largest manufacturer of solar panels and wind turbines. Most of China’s production is exported. While Western nations have committed to substantial emissions cuts by 2020, China has said it will continue to increase emissions until 2030. China is now the world’s largest CO2 emitter.
The area of manufacturing that has seen the most dramatic rise in recent years is power storage, effectively battery technology, for use in a range of devices from submarines, to cars to smartphones. The problem with this is that batteries simply store electricity for later use, energy that often comes from coal-fired power stations.
The Modern-Day Implementation of the Brezhnev Doctrine
October 27, 2015 — Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 15 October 2015, in particular the financing of international funds, and of the Leaders’ meeting on the Western Balkans route of 25 October 2015, and preparation of the Valletta summit of 11 and 12 November 2015. (Transcript) – UKIP Leader Nigel Farage. Full story: youtube.com
Europe, the Dying Continent
The world has underestimated depth of the plan for World War III, to be fomented by using the differences the agentur of the Illuminati stir up between Political Zionists and the leaders of the Moslem world. The war is to be directed in such a manner that Islam (the Arab World including Mohammedanism) and Political Zionism (including the State of Israel) will destroy themselves while at the same time the remaining nations, once more divided against each other on this issue, will be forced to fight themselves into a state of complete exhaustion physically, mentally, spiritually and economically.
What has been overlooked is the fact that Political Zionists are the citizens of the once Christian world whose alien-controlled governments regard non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israel as an ally. Can any unbiased and reasoning person deny that the intrigue now going on in the Near, Middle, and Far East is designed to accomplish this devilish purpose? So you see, the ongoing Muslim invasion of the once Christian England and Europe is not accidental but a strategic plan.
Full story: youtube.com
Is The Pentagon is using ‘Migration’ as a weapon to weaken and destabilise Europe? One of the aims of the CIA’s Arab Spring is to send masses of Moslems to Europe. Do NOT neglect to watch this video.
Comment: God had given Judah abundant prosperity during Ussiah’s reign of 52 years, that His goodness might lead the people to loving obedience, just as in Northern Israel He had restored prosperity during the brilliant reign of Jeroboam II, with the same gracious design. Israel was only hardened in pride by prosperity, so was soon giver over to ruin. Isaiah comes forward at this point to warn Judah of a like danger. Moreover, in the reigns of Ahaz and Zedekiah Israel and Judah came into conflich with the Asiatic empires. The prophets were now needed to interpret God’s dealings, that the people might recognize His righteous judgment as well as His merciful longsuffering.
Likewise the Lord God had given Israel’s antitype, the United States of America 52 years of prosperity following the revelation of the Seven Seals to enable the wise and foolish virgins to prepare for the end of the Gentile dispensation and for the iniquity of the Amorites to come to the place of no repentance.
Israel’s encirclement of al-Aqsa ‘nearly complete’
November 1 2015 — Despite claims it is seeking to calm tensions in Jerusalem, Israel is intensifying activities to encircle the al-Aqsa mosque and strengthen its control over the holy site, a group of Israeli archaeologists warned last week . . . Full story: jonathan-cook.net
Comment: Israel’s endless war on Palestine continues unabated—pitting one of the world’s most powerful militaries against defenseless youths, children, women and others joining their liberating struggle.
State terrorism rages against courageous freedom fighters, an apartheid rogue state operating mercilessly, victims blamed for its high crimes. On Saturday, another Palestinian youth died, murdered by Israel in cold blood, alleging another stabbing attempt, fabricated like most others—during what Israeli authorities called a “violent riot,” what Palestinians call resisting tyranny. They alone were injured during the incident, no Israelis.
Palestinian medics were blocked at gunpoint from aiding the victim, forced to leave. A witness told Maan News he saw multiple live rounds fired at a “young man . . . far from the main street.” He threatened no one. Soldiers removed his body to an unknown location. Journalists witnessing what happened were assaulted, ordered out of the area. As of Sunday morning local time, the Palestinian death toll stands at 72, including 12 children, two infants and a pregnant woman, other female fatalities included in the overall total—everyone victimized by Israeli viciousness . . . (Stephen Lendman). Is Israel America’s friend, or Amertica’s Enemy? God will will take care of the Israelis with Zechariah 14:1-2.
The Jewish Peril and the Catholic Church
The Catholic Gazette, February 1936
That there has been and still is a Jewish problem, no one can deny. Since the rejection of Israel, 1,900 years ago, the Jews have scattered in every direction, and in spite of difficulties and even persecution, they have established themselves as a power in nearly every nation of Europe. Jacobs, in his Jewish Contributions to Civilization, glories in the fact that without detriment to their own racial unity and International character, the Jews have been able to spread their doctrines and increase their political, social and economic influence among the nations.
In view of this Jewish problem, which affects the Catholic Church in a special way, we publish the following amazing extracts from a number of speeches recently made under the auspices of a Jewish society in Paris. The name of our informant must remain concealed. He is personally known to us, but by reason of his peculiar relations with the Jews at the present time, we have agreed not to disclose his identity nor to give any further details of the Paris meeting beyond the following extracts which, though sometimes freely translated, nevertheless substantially convey the meaning of the original statement (Editor’s Note).
“As long as there remains among the Gentiles any moral conception of the social order, and until all faith, patriotism, and dignity are uprooted, our reign over the world shall not come. We have already fulfilled part of our work, but we cannot yet claim that the whole of our work is done. We have still a long way to go before we can overthrow our main opponent: the Catholic Church . . .”
“We must always bear in mind that the Catholic Church is the only institution which has stood, and which will, as long as it remains in existence, stand in our way. The Catholic Church, with her methodical work and her edifying and moral teachings, will always keep her children in such a state of mind, as to make them too self-respecting to yield to our domination, and to bow before our future King of Israel. That is why we have been striving to discover the best way of shaking the Catholic Church to her very foundations. We have spread the spirit of revolt and false liberalism among the nations of the Gentiles . . . to persuade them away from their faith and even to make them ashamed of professing the precepts of their Religion and obeying the Commandments of their Church.”
“We have brought many of them to boast of being atheists, and more than that, to glory in being descendants of the ape! We have given them new theories, impossible of realization, such as Communism, Anarchism, and Socialism, which are now serving our purposes.”
“The stupid Gentiles have accepted them with the greatest enthusiasm, without realizing that those theories are ours, and that they constitute our most powerful instrument against themselves . . . We have blackened the Catholic Church with the most ignominious calumnies. We have blackened her history and disgraced even her noblest activities. We have imputed to her the wrongs of her enemies, and have thus brought these latter to stand more closely by our side. So much so, that we are now witnessing, to our greatest satisfaction, rebellions against the Church in several countries.”
“We have turned her Clergy into objects of hatred and ridicule, we have subjected them to the contempt of the crowd. We have caused the practice of the Catholic religion to be considered out of date and a mere waste of time . . . And the Gentiles, in their stupidity, have proved easier dupes than we expected them to be. One would expect more intelligence and more practical common sense, but they are no better than a herd of sheep.”
“Let them graze in our fields till they become fat enough to be worthy of being immolated to our future King of the world.”
“We have founded many secret associations, which all work for our purpose, under our orders and our directions. We have made it an honor, a great honor, for the Gentiles to join us in our organizations, which are, thanks to our gold, flourishing now more than ever. Yet it remains our secret that those Gentiles who betray their own and most precious interests, by joining us in our plot, should never know that those associations are of our creation, and that they serve our purpose.”
“One of the many triumphs of our Freemasonry is that those Gentiles who become members of our lodges, should never suspect that we are using them to build their own jails, upon whose terraces we shall erect the throne of our Universal King of Israel; and should never know that we are commanding them to forge the chains of their own servility to our future King of the World.”
“So far, we have considered our strategy in our attacks upon the Catholic Church from the outside. But this is not all. Let us now explain how we have gone further in our work, to hasten the ruin of the Catholic Church and how we have penetrated into her most intimate circles, and brought even some of her Clergy to become pioneers of our cause.”
“Apart altogether from the influence of our philosophy, we have taken other steps to secure a breach in the Catholic Church. Let me explain how this has been done.”
“We have induced some of our children to join the Catholic body, with the explicit intimation that they should work in a still more efficient way for the disintegration of the Catholic Church, by creating scandals within her.”
“We have thus followed the advice of our Prince of the Jews, who so wisely said: ‘Let some of your children become canons, so that they may destroy the Church.’ Unfortunately, not all among the ‘convert’ Jews have proved faithful to their mission. Many of them have even betrayed us! But, on the other hand, others have kept their promise and honored their word.”
“Thus, the counsel of our Elders has proved successful.”
“We are the Fathers of all Revolutions—even of those which sometimes happen to turn against us. We are the supreme Masters of Peace and War.”
“We can boast of being the Creators of the REFORMATION!”
“Martin Luther yielded to the influence of his Jewish friends, and again, by Jewish authority, and with Jewish finance his plot against the Catholic Church met with success.”
“Thanks to our propaganda, to our theories of Liberalism and to our misrepresentations of Freedom, the minds of many among the Gentiles were ready to welcome the Reformation. They separated from the Church to fall into our snare. And thus the Catholic Church has been very sensibly weakened, and her authority over the Kings of the Gentiles has been reduced almost to naught.”
“We are grateful to Protestants for their loyalty to our wishes—although most of them are, in the sincerity of their faith, unaware of their loyalty to us.”
“We are grateful to them for the wonderful help they are giving us in our fight against the stronghold of Christian Civilization, and in our preparations for the advent of our supremacy over the whole world and over the Kingdoms of the Gentiles.”
“So far, we have succeeded in overthrowing most of the Thrones of Europe. The rest will follow in the near future.”
“Russia has already worshipped our rule. France, with her Masonic Government, is under our thumb. England, in her dependence upon our finance, is under our heel; and in her Protestantism is our hope for the destruction of the Catholic Church. Spain and Mexico are but toys in our hands. And many other countries, including the USA, have already fallen before our scheming. But the Catholic Church is still alive . . .”
“We must destroy her without the least delay and without the slightest mercy.” [As prophesied Revelation 17:12 – 18:20].
“Most of the Press in the world is under our Control; let us therefore encourage in a still more violent way the hatred of the world against the Catholic Church. Let us intensify our activities in poisoning the morality of the Gentiles. Let us spread the spirit of revolution in the minds of the people.”
“They must be made to despise Patriotism and the love of their family to consider their faith as a humbug, their obedience to their Church as a degrading servility, so that they may become deaf to the appeal of the Church and blind to her warnings against us.”
“Let us, above all, make it impossible for Christians outside the Catholic Church to be reunited with that Church or for non-Christians to join the Church; otherwise the greatest obstruction to our domination will be strengthened and all our work undone.”
“Our plot will be unveiled, the Gentiles will turn against us, in the spirit of revenge, and our domination over them will never be realized.”
“Let us remember that as long as there still remain active enemies of the Catholic Church, we may hope to become Masters of the World . . . [nevertheless] the future Jewish King will never reign in the world before the pope in Rome is dethroned as well as all the other reigning Monarchs of the Gentiles upon earth.”
[The Jewish Peril and the Catholic Church from The Catholic Gazette, February 1936, of the Catholic Missionary Society of England quoted from speeches delivered in a series of secret Jewish meetings in Paris. A few weeks later, the Parisian weekly, Le Reveil du Peuple, published a similar account, adding that the statements had been made at a recent convention of the B’nai-B’rith (a Secret Jewish Masonic order into which no Gentile is admitted). In the 1950’s it featured in the newsletter Alerte!, Vol. 28 of the “Advocates of Our Lady,” of Chicago, Illinois. and was reprinted as The Secret Jewish Plot Unveiled, by the Christian Book Club of America, 1992, Palmdale, California, pages 2,3 & 6.
The publishers fail to recognize that the Roman Catholic church as prophesied by Jesus Christ is a creation of Jewry for the destruction of the faith (Revelation 2:2, 6, 9, 13, 15, 20-24; 3:9)].
Hybrid Religion, or THUS SAITH THE LORD?
The purpose of teaching is to enable the elect to recognize his day and it’s Message in the present time and in Scripture so as to establish him in his place in the Body of Christ. Preaching on the other hand, is for correction by the revealed Word of God to enable an elect to pattern his life according to conduct, order and doctrine of the apostles and prophets. Today we will focus upon correction since many Christians are misled in their understanding by reasoning the meaning of Scripture to suit their personal situation or denominational traditions even though they have THUS SAITH THE LORD of a prophet. And many churches follow Pentecostal ways knowing it was the Pentecostals who rejected and crucified Christ afresh unto themselves (Revelation 3:17-20).
We will draw our context from these three Scriptures:
Galatians 4:8-11, “When you did not know God, you were enslaved to gods [such as the trinity] that don’t even exist. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you backslide to the weak and beggarly rudiments to which you desire to be enslaved all over again. You observe days and months, festivals and years, [and lay hands on the sick]. You make me fear that my ministry has been wasted on you”.
Colossians 2:20-23, “If you truly died with Christ and were set free from worldly religion, why, as if you still belonged to the world, do you submit to regulations, (Don’t touch this! Don’t taste that! Don’t handle the other! Which all perish with the using), after human traditions and doctrines? [Why follow blind leaders of the blind to observe the Lord’s Supper as if it were His breakfast or lunch (I Corinthians 11:27-32)]? Such rules have an appearance of wisdom in promoting rigorous devotion, humiliation and unsparing severity of the body but are of no value in checking fleshly indulgence”.
Titus 1:13-14, “Rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; not giving heed to Jewish fables, and the commandments of men, that turn from the truth”.
There has been a tremendous carryover of Jewish and denominational religious traditions into the circle of this Message. One might have expected that after two thousand years and Christ’s second or (Gk.) ‘parousia’ Coming that these pre-Christian elements would be done away, particularly after the revelation of the Seven Seals because the Bible has become a new Book (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:1-7). But no, these elements persist along with guesswork, even in the circle of this Message.
A precious long-time subscriber wrote: “A rabbi traveled from Israel to Xxxxxx to tell a Message minister that he cannot pray in the temple”!! “That’s right! I’m sure he had other business to attend Stateside besides explaining prayer to a Message minister. This religion is all screwed up. So tangled!!! Disgusted am I”.
The rabbi said “many Jew’s may disagree that the principle of peace on earth will only be realized when Jew’s themselves administer worship of God in His Temple, on Temple Mount in Jerusalem.” It was said . . . “at that time all nations on earth will be blessed.”
The rabbi should read Isaiah 14:14-14, Daniel 9:27; 7:11-12, Ezekiel 38-39, Revelation 17:11-19 and 21:5-6.
This is a disgraceful report. There is no temple in Jerusalem, and when the third temple is built it will be a blasphemy and “abomination of desolation” (Daniel 9:25; Matthew 24:15) because “Christ became a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building [but the Word of God born of a virgin to fulfill Scripture and play the part of Adam’s KINSMAN Redeemer]” (John 2:19; Hebrews 9:11; 10:5-10).
Like the Tabernacle in the wilderness, Israel’s stone Temple is abolished. The blood of bulls and goats ceased when, as the antitype of Israel’s animal sacrifices, Jesus Christ paid sin’s price. Like the two goats He both died and carried our sins far away (Leviticus 16). Then God sent General Titus to destroy His Temple thus terminating the animal sacrifices.
Were that Message minister a Christian he would know that he IS a member of the Body of Christ and a pillar in the temple of the living God (I Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19; II Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:21-22; Revelation 3:12). I know of only one minister and his circle in this Message who would corresponds with non-Semitic Israeli rabbis, and allows them behind his pulpit to promote Zionist errors?
The laying on of hands is a carryover from the Old Testament where a penitent sinner indentified with his sacrifice by laying hands and confessing his sins on the head of the animal whose innocent life was about to be die in the stead of his own guilty life. You will recall that the nation of Israel was a wayward and willful people “without faith, confined under the Law, kept under restraint until the faith was revealed” (Galatians 3:23).
But “We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, being justified by faith alone” (Romans 5:1). Not by shaking hands, not by water baptism, not with shouting, not with speaking in tongues, or any other sensation.” Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, not laying on of hands. “While Peter spoke these words at the house of Cornelius, the Holy Ghost fell on them that heard the Word”.
Brother Branham said, “I believe that Jesus Christ redeemed you from a life of sickness just as He redeemed you from a life of sin. If the Old Covenant had healing in it, the old atonement of the blood of lambs, and goats, and heifers had healing in it, how much more is this better Covenant got healing in it from the Blood of God’s own Son, Jesus. Now, you’re already healed, every one of you. But the only reason that you can’t accept it, maybe, is that you want to go through a routine of laying on of hands. That’s all right. But that doesn’t heal you. You’re healed by your faith in a finished work that God did for you at Calvary. Your healing comes through that” (Led by the Spirit, #59-0407).
“Gentiles, the Gospel that’s given to them is a faith Gospel, not a works at all. See? Like I said last night. When the Holy Ghost fell at Pentecost, when they went down to the Jews (Acts 19:5), they had to lay hands on them that they receive it. And when they went down to the Samaritans, they had to lay hands on them. But when they come to the Gentiles at Cornelius’ house, “While Peter spoke these words . . .” No laying on of hands . . .
The Syrophenician woman, Greek actually what she was, when Jesus said to her, said, “It’s not meet for Me to take the children’s bread and give it to the dogs.” She said, “That’s true, Lord; but the dogs under the table eats the children’s crumbs.” He said, “For this saying, the devil’s left your daughter.” Say good things then. Say something good about somebody. Talk about Jesus. Say something loyal, something real. That’s the way to get rid of devils. He never prayed for the girl. He never said one thing about her being healed; He just said, “For this saying, for this saying . . .”
Hattie Wright, the other day, she didn’t ask for nothing. She was just setting there, but she said the right thing, which pleased the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit spoke back and said, “Hattie, ask anything that you will, whatever you got and you want. Find out whether this is real or not. Ask anything (the healing of her little crippled sister setting there all drawed up; ten thousand dollars to keep her from digging on them hills over there; the youth restored to her well run-down body); whatever you want to ask, you ask it right now. If it don’t come and give it to you right now, then I’m a false prophet.” That’s something, isn’t it?
Jesus said, “Say to this mountain . . .” And you’ve heard about what’s been taken place; that’s the ministry that we’re entering into. [The third pull]. We’re way up the road now. Soon the coming of the Lord Jesus. And we’ve got to have rapturing faith in a church that can be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye to go out, or we’ll not go. But don’t worry, it’ll be there. It’ll be there. And when the power of this church rises, it’ll bring its brethren; the power of that church rises will bring its brethren; the power of that church will bring the other brethren; then there’ll be a general resurrection. We’re looking forward to it” (COD, p. 410:17-18).
Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” That’s the difference between Israel the visible blood of substitutes and Christians under the unseen Blood of the Lamb of God?
Now, look at Jairus. He said, “Come, and lay Your hands on her.” That was his faith. That was a Jew. They were taught laying on of hands.
The Roman, he didn’t want it. He said, “I’m not worthy for You to come under my roof. Just speak the Word.” He said, “I’m a man under authority. I’m a centurion, and I have a hundred men under me. And they have to do everything I tell them. If I tell one to go and another one to come, they do just as I tell them. I have my power and authority over them.”
And what was he saying to Jesus? “I recognize You to be God in flesh.” That’s right. “I recognize that every disease and every sin is in Your power.” Hallelujah. “It’s under Your jurisdiction. You can speak to it. That’s all You have to do, and every devil will mind You.” Amen.
He turned around and said, “I’ve not seen that kind of faith in Israel.” But said, “Go your way, as you have believed, so be it unto you.” And the boy was healed (Raising Jairus Daughter, #56-0731).
Now remember, it’s not the hands of the preacher that heals the people; laying on of hands was a Jewish tradition. With us Gentiles it should be faith in the spoken Word, but we have to fall away from faith back to traditions of laying on of hands, and so forth (Be Certain of God, #59-0708E).
In Hebrews 5:14 – 6:1-3 Paul instructs us, “Solid food is for the mature person, whose faculties have been trained by practice to discern good and evil. Therefore leaving elementary teachings about Christ, let us press on to maturity; not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of instruction on baptisms, and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permits”.
That was two thousand years ago and if we are born-again in Christ’s end-time Bride, we have been restored to the apostolic faith by the ministry of Brother Branham, so let us step forth in faith.
“When we ordain these ministers by laying on of hands . . . we do not believe that gifts comes by laying on of hands. We believe that laying on of hands is a sanction to what we’ve already seen. See? It’s a “amen.” See?
When they laid hands upon Timothy and upon those brethren, they had noticed in them men was the gift. Remember, “stir up that gift, which was [already] in you, come from your grandmother Lois” (II Timothy 1:5-6). And they seen this in Timothy; and therefore, the elders laid hands upon him, ordaining him, not put hands upon a man that nothing has ever been showed forth. You see? And they just asked the blessings . . . So we don’t impart spiritual gifts; we only recognize them and lay hands upon them to sanction them, that we believe that God has done such things for the people” (The Indictment, p. 4:24-25).
I visited a Message Church in a certain country on a number of occasions, and after every service the same aged Pentecostal Sisters would come down to the front with the ‘jerks’ and stammering in tongues asking the minister to lay hands on them and pray. Fifty years have passed since the death of God’s prophet and in every church I have visited recently the same people ask for prayer and the laying on of hands after service.
This is not faith. Faith is taking God at His Word, thanking Him that “It is done,” and looking forward in expectation of His answer. As Brother Branham explained, “The Word is a Seed (is that right?) that a Sower sowed in the ground. And every Seed will bring forth of its kind. If you need salvation, the Seed’s here. If you need healing, here’s the Seed in the Word. The Word of God is a Seed. Put it in your heart. Don’t dig it up every morning to see if it’s sprouted, put it in there and leave it there. It’s God’s business to bring forth the harvest. You just leave it there; water it by faith and praise every day thanking God for it” (God revealing Himself to His People, #50-0813E).
The Christian walk is by faith. In one place where I ministered Muslims would bring their sick and demon-oppressed along after service for healing because they knew neither Allah nor their Imam could help but they knew that Jesus Christ is the Healer. I was always surprised at the local ministers who angrily shouted at the Devil in a somewhat theatrical manner. Whether they did this to encourage faith in the patient, I don’t know. I thought it strange, but by grace the Lord restored the patients from their distress.
God is our Father, and manifest in Jesus Christ He is our Brother. We commune with Him just as we speak with our fellow human beings. He is not hard of hearing, so there is no necessity for us the raise our voice. The PART-WORD Laodicean or Pentecostal Church is now fifty-two years behind us yet many churches in the circle of this Message have not pressed into the faith, many are far more emotional and religiously theatrical than the Pentecostals ever were.
In some Churches I have served, the pastors constantly shout loud “hallelujahs”, “amen,” or “praise the Lord.” This is not how we converse with our Brothers and Sisters, and seems an artificial and sincerely wrong manner in which to address Brother Jesus. Now if you listen to Prophet’s recorded Messages you will not hear him appeal to the congregation to constantly shout loud hallelujahs, amens, and praise the Lords. Nor will you hear the congregation with hands raised heavenward punctuating every thought with hallelujah, amen, or praise the Lord.
It is a mistake to constantly ask a congregation, “Can you say Praise the Lord,” as if you were moving the psychology of a union or political gathering. What if some of the Brethren do not understand or disagree with what appears to them an error? They will hardly feel at liberty to say “No, this is not correct,” or to request further clarification. I feel it would be far more helpful to ask the Brethren, “Do you see what I am saying”? “Do you understand”? Or, “Are you following”?
We are all endeavoring to bring each individual into a clear understanding of “the common faith” which they can see for themselves in their own Bibles. We are not looking for “Yes men,” we want each individual to THINK for him or herself and to speak up without feeling intimidated and state that they are not catching the revelation, or to say that what has been presented seems to them to be error. There is no sense in having an outward show of harmony among the congregation if many are confused within.
One of Brother Branham’s criticisms of the Pentecostals was that they were too sensual and emotional. They had an anointing of the Holy Spirit on their flesh and mortal spirit, but too few of their souls were baptized into Christ by a clear understanding of “the present Truth,” the Word for their day.
I used to minister in a Christian colony in a Muslim country, but just as there is still a tremendous carryover of Jewish and denominational religious traditions into the circle of this Message, there was a tremendous carryover of Islam among the different Christian denominations in Montgomery Walla. At dawn each morning loud speakers would deliver, say, a fifteen-minute Baptist message. This would be followed by the Catholics, Anglicans, and so-forth, according to a roster they had negotiated. Whilst this may be a good Muslim tradition, I felt it was not something Christians should emulate.
God placed each and every person on free moral agency to choose what to believe and how he should live his life; it is an imposition to blast Church services upon people outside the Church. If they wanted to hear the service they would come into the meeting place and listen. Jesus was not a showman. If other religions make a nuisance of themselves let us not contribute to the cacophony. “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” Remember the ‘golden rule’ (Matthew 7:12).
From the Garden of Eden the Message was only to the elect of Adam’s race. In every dispensation the Message can only be apprehended by faith, and only the elect possess faith. Therefore, there is no profit to be gained by making a public nuisance of church services. Many of the churches I have served have public address systems, but most of the smaller assemblies have no need of such equipment.
The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Hindu cult encouraged “free sex” and miscegenation “as it was in the days of Noah” (Matthew 24:37) and employed kundalani yoga to take over the minds and bodies of its victims (in preparation for perdition). Satan has introduced this form of brain-washing and mind-control into anti-Christian religious cults such as the “Toronto blessing” (so-called), “holy [sic] laughter,” and Pentecostal impersonators like the false prophet Benny Hinn who “slays people in the Spirit”. . . but what spirit? Many men, and women, too, impersonate the Pentecostal Revival or Laodicean Church Age, but that ended in 1963 when Christ opened and revealed the Seven Seals. The Kundulani images are not dissimilar to the ‘tree of life’ of Kabbalistic Jews (left): a mystical diagram delineating the various stages of emanations in the descent from G_d to man but in actuality it is Satan’s “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”.
Hebrews 13:4, “Let marriage be honourable among all and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” Fornication is illicit sexual union: intercourse between the unmarried and all violations of the seventh Commandment of Exodus 20:14.
Brother Branham explained, “Jesus said in Matthew 19:9, “Whosoever putteth away his wife and marries another, except it be for the cause of fornications, commits adultery; [and who marries her which is put away commits adultery.” The difference between fornications and adultery, the word could be applied either way. But to make it clear what he was talking of there, a woman that’s unmarried cannot commit adultery, because she has no husband to commit adultery against. It’s uncleanliness for her. She has to confess that to her husband before they are married if she’s did that. If not and her husband finds it out later, he has a right to put her away, because she took a false vow. For the Bible . . . or ritual says. “Be it well known to you (I have it in mine) if any couples are joined otherwise than God’s Word does allow, their marriage is not lawful. I will require and will charge you both as you’ll surely answer in the day of judgment when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, if either of you know any impediment why you should not be lawfully joined together, do you now confess it.” There you are. See?
So fornication is what a girl, when she lives unclean, that’s fornication, ’cause she has no husband. But when she’s married, and then when she lives like that, she commits adultery against her husband.
A woman come not long ago, and she said, “Oh, I’ve confessed all that.” She was nervous, and had a breakdown, and said, “I confessed all that to God.”
I said, “You have to confess it to your husband. It wasn’t God that you committed adultery against; it was your husband.” That’s right.
And if a man marries a woman and she has lived unclean before she marries him, and then she comes to him, if they’ve been married ever so long, and then she comes to him and says, “Honey, I want to tell you something. I did run out with another man; I never told you,” Jesus said he has a right to put her away and marry another, because they’re not married in the beginning, ’cause she falsely told a lie against him” (COD, p. 401:Q91).
The natural woman types the Spiritual woman, the Church. Her body is given to her as a sacred trust from God, and by her adultery the first Eve marred the whole human race. Only the woman holds the sacred virtue of virginity to bring forth life that only God Himself can give. And only the Body of Christ can bring forth eternal Life by the Holy Spirit, for the Life must pass through the Body.
Brother Branham said, “She must not defile that virtue. If she even does something wrong, she must confess that to her husband before he takes her; and make it right. Just the same as the church that was married to the Law has to come also before Christ, before the second marriage [or new birth]; she has to confess that. If she doesn’t and she lives with her husband for ten years and then confesses it, he has a right to put her away and marry another woman. That’s the Scripture. Fornication is unclean living.
“Joseph, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost” [Matthew 1:18-20]. He was minded to put her away privately (See?), after he’d already engaged to her. When you are engaged to her, as far as God’s concerned, you’re married to her” (The Invisible Union of the Bride and Christ, p. 13:6 – 14:1).
“Balaam got Israel to commit fornication. Do you know that physical fornication is the very same spirit that lies in organized religion? I said that the spirit of fornication is the spirit of organization. And all fornicators will have their place in the Lake of Fire. That is what God thinks of organization. Yes sir, the whore and her daughters will be in the Lake of Fire” (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 206:4).
Israel was tribal and the natives are tribal yet today, but Christians are NOT tribal. Brother Branham said, “Listen, in the Shungi tribe of South Africa, if a young girl . . . when she’s woman and she hasn’t got married, she has to take off her tribal paint and come down into the city to the compounds. She’s not there no more; there’s something wrong with her. And before she’s married, she’s tested for her virgincy. If she be found guilty, she has to tell the man that done it, and they’re both killed together. What if we did that in America? Who’d be living? There you are. Heathens in their morals are cleaner than we—supposed-to-be Christians . . . godlier” (Sign of Time, #58-0520).
Christians descended from every nation, tribe and tongue of Adam’s race, are born the second time into the Family of God the Word and are not “tribal” but are bound to their word as individual Brothers and Sisters of the last Adam. “When a man proposes marriage and the woman says “Yes,” as far as God’s concerned, you’re married to her” (Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ, p. 14:1). God is only as good as His Word and He expects you to honour your word as the evidence of spiritual virginity. Should the woman break her word and marry another she is an adulteress for no woman can have two living husbands (Romans 7:1-3).
Deuteronomy 22:13-21, “If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, and give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth [the tokens of] the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate: and the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hated her; and has spoken against her, saying, I found not your daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city . . .”
This ninth commandment is a supplement to witness-bearing generally, and especially false witness treated in the sixth commandment of chapter 19:15-21, and to the eighth commandment of chapter 22:1-12 that has to do with possessions since the woman is regarded as the property or possession of the husband. So the ninth commandment progresses from judicial witness-bearing to the social declaration, and slander in respect to a case both disgraceful and a dangerous scandal against the parents and the first-born brother as head of the family. If however, the matter was true, and the tokens of her virginity be not found, the woman shall be stoned. Thus God delivered his wife Israel into the hands of her lovers for the destruction of the guilty and chastisement of the nation (Ezekiel 25); even so will He destroy the adulterous Great whore and her (once Protestant) harlot daughters (Revelation 2:20-24; Revelation 17:1 – 18:20; 19:19-21).
These regulations, imperatively needful in the then situation of the Israelites, show God’s wisdom and goodness in the management of a people so perverse.
It is the mark of the purified Christian that he avoids not only evil itself, but also the very appearance of evil. To the Christian nothing can be a matter of indifference; the actions he performs, either honour or dishonour the Name of the Lord. Acts 15:20, 28-29 and 21:25 instructs us, “abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood” . . . it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things . . .”
How tenderly the inspiration of the Holy Spirit dealt with men’s consciences in contrast with the hard-hearted legalism of certain Judaeo-Christians in verse 1, “who taught the brethren, and said, Except you be circumcised after the manner of Moses, you cannot be saved.” The whole assembly at the Council in Jerusalem found the Gentile Church exempt from any further exactions of the Law of Moses and that they be required to abstain only from the four things James had already specified. No sabbath day observance, and no “tokens of virginity“! This resolution was recognized as not only dictated by human wisdom, but as divinely inspired by the Holy Ghost. And the command was not intended for the Judaeo-Christians until such time as their attachment to the Mosaic ordinances had abated through revelation.
The banns (or proclamation) of marriage were once a legal requirement for Christian weddings and should be restored, as must instruction in the Biblical doctrine of marriage, divorce and remarriage. Neglect of such instruction has ruined countless lives “unequally yoked together with unbelievers,” or ignorantly united with unconfessed fornicators. Your intention to marry is publicly announced by your minister on three Sundays in the three months before the wedding. They must be read in your own church, and/or town council as well as in the church where the ceremony is to take place.
Because of the separation of church and state banns or equivalent notice by publication is not required before marriage in most US states. The purpose of banns is to enable anyone to voice any scriptural, moral or civil legal impediment to the marriage, so as to prevent marriages that are invalid. Such impediments would include a pre-existing marriage that had not been dissolved, unconfessed fornication, a lack of consent, the couple’s being related within the prohibited degrees of kinship, natural or spiritual miscegenation (marriage and Divorce).
This is the proper way in the Christian Church; it replaces the unseemly Jewish custom of what is to Christians public fornication and the demeaning untrustworthy witness of a blood-stained rag preserved in perpetuity. The bann permits the private objection by witnesses discreetly presenting their protest to the couple, church and others with decorum and in a good spirit so that they may be refuted or reconciled and the matter settled as Joseph intended to put away his wife Mary. Such announcements and objections should not be left to a public spectacle on the day in which the marriage is solemnized.
It has come to my notice that this somewhat disturbing Jewish tradition, without so much as a hint of authority in the doctrine of the apostles and prophets, has been carried over into the twenty-first century in the circle of this Message in certain churches in the third world. I know someone whose virgin wife was stolen from him because he avoided fornication before their marriage was solemnized but in more than thirty years of ministry I have never heard of this Old Testament practice in Christendom. I have not found this teaching mentioned in the tens of thousands of Message quotes I possess; it is definitely not found in the “Scripture Concordance to the Sermons of William M. Branham.” I have never heard this practice mentioned by any of the seven “angels” to the Church through the past two thousand years, and when Brother Branham restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God he omitted any mention of this Jewish custom which is as dead as Levitate marriage to the wife of the deceased.
Hybrid religion! Religion and religious works are man-pleasing and not faith. God is marrying a virgin to His W_O_R_D, not a denominational harlot. Scripturally, a bastard is one born of adultery or incest, and bastards are not in the election.
Deuteronomy 23:2, “A bastard shall not enter into the congregation [or election] of the Lord; even to his tenth generation [i.e. forever] shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord”. That was under the Law, and Christ came to magnify the Law. How much more severe is it now?
In his sermon “Condemnation by Representation,” p. 15:5 – 16:6 the Prophet said, “Hybrid faith. It’ll read Hebrews 13: it says, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” And then the hybrid faith comes in: “Well, in a certain way, He’s the same yesterday, today and forever; but He’s not . . . He can’t heal today, ’cause that’s out of His program.” But genuine faith will say He is the same. It’s not hybrid. It’s not all churched up with theology of man, not mule religion: man’s word and God’s Word mixed together.
Like the perverted vine, Jesus said it wasn’t so at the beginning. And it isn’t so at the beginning. God wanted every seed to bring its kind. And we hybreed anything; we ruin God’s program.
You take a flower. The original flower, a violet is blue, or white. Leave it alone, it’ll go back to white. You have to keep breeding it up all the time. God makes things different. He likes it different. And hybreeding is such a dangerous and damnable thing till it ruins God’s plan, it ruins the human race.
God even said in Deuteronomy that a bastard child would not even be permitted into the congregation of the Lord for ten generations. That’s how bad adultery is: ten generations: ten times forty: four hundred years before a hybrid . . .
A woman that’s married to a man, or a man married to a woman that’ll cross the lines of holy wedlock, and bring in a illegitimate child, the generations will not come into the Kingdom of the Lord . . . Deuteronomy 23:2.
All right, it won’t come in—a illegitimate child, he or his generation, or his generation, or his generation; even though they’re trying like Esau, weeping to find a place, it takes ten generations. Forty years is a generation. Can you see this damnable, corruptible world is ready for judgment? So evil, cross up—cross up what God has joined together.
A woman live unclean to her husband; husband live unclean to his wife and bring a hybrid child. Oh, some woman’d say, “Oh, isn’t he beautiful, great big tall fellow.” That’s the same thing maybe Eve thought. She brought a hybrid child, and the hybrid child was Cain; and through Cain come giants. It’s always been the cursed of the Lord: hybrid. Stay away from it: hybrid religion. Don’t mix it”.
Now we shall read Hebrews 12:5-11 and what Brother Branham has to say in “An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages,” p. 354:1-2: Let us examine the first phrase, “as many as I love.” In the Greek the emphasis is upon the personal pronoun “I”. He does not say as many would feel He should say, “As many as love ME”. No sir. We must never try to make Jesus the OBJECT of human love in this verse. No! It is the MANY that are the LOVED ONES of God. It is HIS love, in question, NOT ours.
So once again we find ourselves glorying in His salvation, His purpose and His plan, and we are confirmed even more strongly in the truth of the doctrine of the Sovereignty of God. Even as He said in Romans 9:13: “Jacob have I loved.” Does it now obtain that since He loved ONLY the MANY, is He therefore in a state of complacency, awaiting the love of those who have not drawn nigh Him? By no means is this so, for He declared also in Romans 9:13, “Esau have I hated.” And in verse 11 the Spirit boldly calls out, “For the children not being born, neither having done any good or evil, THAT THE PURPOSE OF GOD ACCORDING TO ELECTION MIGHT STAND, not of works, but of Him that calleth.” This love is “Elective Love.” It is His love for His elect. And His love for them is apart from HUMAN MERIT for it says that the purpose of God stands in election which is exactly opposite to works or anything man has in himself. Because “BEFORE THE CHILDREN WERE BORN” He had ALREADY said, “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
And now He says to His own, “As many as I love, I REBUKE AND CHASTEN.” To rebuke is to reprove. To reprove is to ‘expose with a view to correction.’ Chasten does not mean to punish. It means to “discipline because the subject’s amendment is in mind.”
This is exactly what we find in Hebrews 12:5-11, “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children. My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him; For whom the Lord loveth, He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons . . .”
Leadership, p. 37:359, “They that cannot stand chastisement are bastard children and not the children of God.” See, they’re worked up on the emotion. See, these seed that I talked about awhile ago, that soul wasn’t there to start with. It was anointed with the Spirit, and he done all kinds . . . And when your spirit’s anointed . . . It’s a real, genuine Holy Ghost, and you could still be a devil”.
In II Thessalonians 2:10-12 Paul said: “With all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they have said no to the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe the falsehood, so that all who have not believed the truth but have taken pleasure in unrighteousness may be condemned”.
Do you want to be a bastard by hybrid religion of THUS SAITH THE LORD poisoned with what you know will please your heathen friends and neighbours, or a child of the King? You are on free moral agency so the decision is yours alone. nl895.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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