Bible Believers' Newsletter 039
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
We greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate your fellowship.
We are now applying some of the basic revelations God has shown us to unfold His Word and confirm our place therein, and to expose the workings of the Evil one in the children of disobedience. God bless you as you prove these things and hold fast that which is good.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent
Once again I greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please turn your Bibles to Deuteronomy 7:1-4 for our first text as we unfold a little more of the mystery of "Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent".
Deuteronomy 7:1-4, "When the Lord brings you into the Promised Land, he'll cast out the following seven nations, all greater and mightier than you are: the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And when the Lord God delivers them to you; you shall smite and utterly destroy them; you shall make no covenant nor show mercy to them: Neither shall you intermarry with them nor let your sons and daughter marry their sons and daughters for they will turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, to destroy you suddenly".
God's Word is Spirit and It is Life. All of His creation is Spirit manifested into the material world through His creative Word. And His law of reproduction states that "everything bring forth of its own kind, whose seed is in itself." Cain and his race are not God's manifested Word but a hybrid of the Serpent and Eve. Therefore they are not on the Book of Life and without a Redeemer. Can you see why they absolutely hate the sound of the Name, "Lord Jesus Christ"?
Jesus Christ is the second Adam. He is the sinless near Kinsman of the first Adam and died to redeem Adam and all of Adam's seed who were potentially in Adam. Jesus Christ did not die to redeem Cain or any of his race because they are not the seed of the first Adam and Jesus can not redeem them, because He is no kinsman of Cain.
Is it any wonder we read in Genesis 3:15 that God placed "enmity," that's hatred, between Adam's race and Cain's race? Whereas Cain's people, by deception, control the material wealth of the world, they have no inheritance in this world or the next.
Now in our second Scripture, Deuteronomy 28:15, God is speaking to His servant Nation, Israel, expounding the blessings for complete obedience to His Word such as we've just read. "It shall come to pass, if you will not hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, to observe to do ALL His commandments and His statutes which I command you this day; that all these curses shall come upon you, and overtake you".
As we know, Israel failed to obey all of God's commandments. For a start, they did not destroy the Serpent's seed people in their land, and today, those people are destroying Israel.
Brother Branham said, "The world is going insane." The uninformed "Joe citizens" must wonder why everything is so out of order, why politics are upside down, why the once Christian West who own and control the world's resources and who developed its industries and invented its technologies, is bankrupt, and after apparent victory in two World Wars, why we are the tail instead of the head.
Who is the head? There's so much confusion concerning the nature of world and local events, because people don't truly believe the prophecies of God's unchanging Word, the Holy Bible, which foretold that from 1914 there would be no peace on earth until the Millennium, before which Armageddon destroys all life (Matthew 24:8).
The Bible foretold the disobedience and feral nature of so many of today's youth whom the Prophet calls "atomic fodder". These are the product of unbelieving parents and apostate churches upon whom the wrath of God will pour because of that iniquity. A degradation of morals, homosexuality, destruction of marriage and family life was foretold. False teachers, lying prophets and deceiving spirits in the churches and treacherous self-serving politicians were also predicted. Bible readers know God will soon turn back to Israel, but also that Israel will be killed.
Surely it's plain to see that God has raised up certain men, even nations, for destruction, and others for glory. Nations are the offspring of men as Israel is the continuation of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: it preserves their characteristics and is heir to their Promises, while Edom is the extension of Esau and his attributes, and inherits his curse. For God said, "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated".
Clearly there is an element of race in Scripture, for "the life is in the blood!" This must be since the original sin produced a race of people uncreated by God, a people wholly unrelated to Adam and therefore not on the Book of Life. One should be careful not to marry into Cain's race. Before they were even born, God by foreknowledge declared, "Jacob have I loved; Esau have I hated".
It's important that we have some understanding of racial destiny as prophesied in God's Word. Unless we understand that each race is acting-out or fulfilling its destiny foretold in Scripture, we can never recognize that beneath the apparent disorder of world politics, a Divine order is causing all things to work together for good to them that love God. Conversely, "I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me" (Deuteronomy 5:9).
Those with faith (or a clear understanding of God's Word) will not try to recreate the "good times" of the '60s and '70s nor attempt to have revival among the churches, which would be futile. Those days will never return. World conditions, living standards, and the economy will continue to deteriorate, because we're at the end of the world system. All of man's systems must come to an end and will be burned with fire before God's Millennium can come.
This is God's Word. Prove it! Read II Timothy 3, 4, Revelation 3:17-20, 19:19 - 20:5, and Matthew 24. Accept that God's Word says that we have come to the end, so you won't waste your emotional strength and material resources trying to go back to the past. Then learn what God promised He would do in His children in this day, and how He's made provision to take us from the world before destruction.
We need to match Bible prophecy with historic fact or actuality in order to identify God's living Word. For instance in Malachi 4:5-6 we read, "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse".
In these two verses we have several prophetic facts which sinners mistakenly attribute to John the Baptist:-
1) Elijah the prophet will come before the tribulation.
The historical reality is that 2,000 years have passed since John the Baptist, and the great and dreadful day of the Lord or end of the Gentile dispensation is yet future. So John the Baptist was not this Elijah!
2) The prophet will turn the heart of the fathers to the children.
The fathers were the Patriarchs of the Old Testament but they died long before John's day. Had John fulfilled these Words of prophecy in his lifetime a resurrection of the Patriarchs would be required. Furthermore, John would have denied the Law of Moses and all the prophets who came after the Patriarchs.
The fact is that nearly four years after John's death, after Calvary and Pentecost, John's ministry resulted in the hearts of the apostolic fathers turning to the children born of God's Spiritboth Israelite and Gentile.
3) Elijah will restore the heart of the children to their fathers.
This part of Malachi's prophecy cannot possibly pertain to John because it speaks of a ministry restoring the apostolic faith which was revealed after his death. Had this been John, he would have denied the Law and the Messiah he foreran, and restored the pre-Mosaic teachings of the Patriarchs.
The historic fact is that John was the Elijah of Malachi 3:1, "My messenger, shall prepare the way before Me: and the Lord, Whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His Temple, even the Messenger of the [New] Covenant, in Whom you delight." John was not the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 who would restore "ALL things that God has spoken by the mouth of ALL His holy prophets since the world began"the fullness of the Word which is Christ, "before the great and dreadful day of the Lord" (Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7).
John could not 'restore' the fullness of the Word which was "sealed with Seven Seals to the days of the voice of the seventh angel in the time of the end" (Daniel 12:4, 9 and Revelation 10:4-7)?
According to Jesus, John restored nothing. On the contrary, John "laid the ax to the root of all trees" or denominational teachings of Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians, Essenes, Zealots, etc.,
4) After the heart of God's children is restored to the apostolic faith, tribulation plagues will smite the earth and all on it with their curse.
This Elijah was not John, because 2,000 years have passed and God has not yet smitten the earth with a curse "as He did in the days of Noah".
Now we know the Israelites were looking for Messiah to overthrow the Romans and restore the throne of David. That will precede the millennium and the THIRD Coming or the second physical return of the glorified Christ when with the glorified saints of all ages He steps out on the atomic ashes of the wicked (Isaiah 13:9-16; Malachi 4:1-3; II Thessalonians 1:6-10). Israel wanted a General but God sent them a Baby according to His Word.
In John 1:19-26 the Pharisees asked John if he was the Christ. When he said "No" they asked, "Are you the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6?" Again he said, "No". They asked, "If you're not Messiah and you're not the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, who are you"? John replied, "I'm the Elijah of Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3".
John knew who his place in the Scripture and his Commission as did the angel who spoke told his father, Zacharias, "You shall call his name John. . . He will go before God in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." The Holy Spirit identified John as the Elijah of Malachi 3:1 whose ministry would posthumously also fulfill the first part of Malachi 4:6.
Before God can do anything of great moment, He must first signify it in the heavens (Psalm 19:1-5), and reveal It through a prophet (Amos 3:7). So before God can end the Gentile dispensation, he has to send a prophet. And according to the Scriptures we've just read this prophet will do two things: first he'll RESTORE the apostolic faith; secondly, he'll "finish the mystery of God" concealed under the Seven Seals of the Book of Revelation.
Whoever the prophet is, he'll come from America, because Zechariah 14:7 and Matthew 24:27-28 foretell the same SON-Light that rose in Jerusalem in the East will be restored in the West or evening-time just before our Dispensation sets. He will come to a morally depraved Gentile civilization like Sodom and Gomorrah. His ministry will reveal Jesus Christ veiled behind flesh by the Sign that revealed God in the virgin-born Son of man and in a created Man in the days of Lot (Luke 17:28-30; Genesis 18; Hebrews 4:12).
We know God will vindicate this prophet by discerning the thoughts and intents of people's hearts "as it was in the days of Lot"raising the dead, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind, and casting out demons.
If we can match Bible prophecy with historic fact or actuality we've identified God's living vindicated Word and are bound to receive and prove His prophet's Message from Genesis to Revelation to ensure we have the mind of Christ in us. There are many articles on Bible Believers' Website you may study in conjunction with the Bible. I believe that prophet was the late William Branham.
We will match Bible prophecy with historic fact to discover just who is Esau/Edom today!
The Edomites are the descendants of Esau who married Serpent seed women thereby committing genocide on the seed of Adam, Abraham and Isaac. Otherwise Esau might have continued their lineage as the firstborn son, but he marred his birthright. According to the Book of Jasher and the Haggadah (Av. Zar.3a), Esau slew Nimrod and stole the coats of skins God had made for Adam and Eve and which Noah is said to have preserved in the Ark. Escaping his pursuers, Esau fled to his father's house, wearied, exhausted from the fight and ready to die through grief he came before Jacob, and to preserve his life from the sword of the king's men, Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of red lentils. Thus not only did this profane man disregard God's ability to fulfill His Promise to Abraham and his seed but through intermarriage with the seed of Cain he would have ended the Adamic race through his branch of the family had he not also married an Ishmaelite.
Esau's perverse race has imposed miscegenation upon the whole world by the imposing miscegenation under the Talmudic subterfuge 'multiculturalism,' which is the repetition of the 'original sin' on a global scale "as it was in the days of Noah" (Genesis 6:1-4; Matthew 24:37).
Had Esau the faith of his grandfather Abraham, he would have known that as possessor of the birthright, "all the king's horses and all the king's men" could not have killed him. God's promise had to pass through Esau so long as he respected the birthright. And, my Brother or Sister, if you are truly born of the Word of God for THIS day, Satan cannot slay you physically because God has promised He will translate the end-time Bride. She will not see death in the flesh, but change in the atoms. So against all hope, believe in hope and hold fast to His Promise.
Maccabees I and II, two of the extra canonical books in the Catholic Bible relate the history of many successful revolts against the Romans by the noble Maccabee family who ruled Idumea for about one hundred years. According to The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (1977 p. 589; and Encyclopaedia Judaica 1971, Vol. 6, p. 378) "Judah Maccabee's son, John Hyrcanus (109BC), conquered the whole of Edom and undertook the forced conversion of its inhabitants to Judaism (Josephus., Ant. XIII, 9,1). Thenceforth the Edomites became a section of the Jewish people".
A hundred years before Christ, Judah was inhabited by Edomites and native Israelites who were both followers of Talmudic Judaism, seeming to heal the breach between Jacob and Esau. But the Edomites proved to be a discordant element. And in 37BC, Herod the Great (74-4BC), an Idumean or Edomite whose wife Mariamne was a Maccabean, became at the age of 36, undisputed ruler of Judea. The Pharisees gained ascendancy over the Sadducees, and there were many Edomites in the population at the time of Christ.
The Edomites participated in the defence of Jerusalem against the Romans during Titus' siege (AD66-70). According to The Jewish Encyclopedia (1904, Vol. V, p. 41), "Immediately before the siege of Jerusalem 20,000 Idumeans appeared before Jerusalem to fight in behalf of the Zealots who were besieged in the Temple." More than a million inhabitants of Judea died and 97,000 were taken captive. An unknown number had fled either before or during the siege.
What is fascinating is that this is the last mention in history of the Edomites as a people. Yet Bible prophecy indicates that Edom would be an enemy of Israel in the latter days, and we find that their only connection to a present-day people and religion is with the so-called Jews and Rabbinism, or Judaism. As the Edomites are accursed of God, we may assume their disappearance from historical records was intentional, for we see that they stole or assumed the identity of another race. An interesting observation is that the policy of the Illuminati is always to act under another name and a different occupation. So in order to find out who and where these Edomites are today, we must discover who the Jews are today.
A glance at the Encyclopedia Britannica or any Jewish encyclopedia under "Statistics" will reveal that the Jews of today fall within two main groupsthe Sephardic and the Ashkenazi Jew.
The Sepharvaim are also known as "Spanish Jews" and descended from the Canaanites who colonized Carthage. Following its sack by Rome, they adopted this name for deceptive purposes and constitute 5% of world Jewry today.
The Ashkenazim are the "East European Jews" found in Poland, Russia, Germany, Western Asia, the United States and Israel; they constitute about 90% of the "world Jewry" (so-called). The remainder include genuine blood Israelites among whom 144,000 are elect of God.
The most eminent scholars and historians of Jewry agree than most Ashkenazi Jews come from the Khazars. According to The Jewish Encyclopedia, (Vol. V, (1904), p. 41), the Khazars are "A people of Turkish origin whose life and history are interwoven with the very beginnings of the history of the Jews in Russia . . . Historical evidence points to the region of the Urals as the home of the Chazars." Curiously the nation of Khazaria has disappeared from the atlas and history books.
Ashkenazi Jewish author and historian, the late Arthur Koestler agrees that the large majority of Jews are of Khazar and not Semitic origin. "That their ancestors came not from the Jordan but from the Volga, not from Canaan, but from the Caucasus; . . . and that genetically they are more closely related to the Hun, Uigur and Magyar tribes than to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" (The Thirteenth Tribe, p. 17).
Historian H.G. Wells states, ". . . the Idumeans (Edomites) were . . . made Jews, . . . and a Turkish people (Khazars) were mainly Jews in South Russia . . . The main part of Jewry never was in Judea and had never come out of Judea" (The Outline of History, 3rd Edition., p. 494). According to the Jewish Encyclopedia (Vol. IV, (1905), p. 3), the original stock of the Khazars came from the land of Edom.
The Jewish Encyclopedia tells us that "Edom is modern Jewry." This witness from the 1905 edition records the connection between modern-day Jews and the race of Edom: "Some anthropologists are inclined to associate the racial origins of the Jews, not with the Semites, whose language they adopted, but with the Armenians and Hittites of Mesopotamia, whose broad skulls and curved noses they appear to have inherited" (The Jewish Encyclopedia, (1905), Vol. X, p. 284).
When we speak about the racial mixtures that brought about the Jews of today, we must highlight events surrounding the captivity of Judah which included some from the tribes of Benjamin, Levi and Simeon taken by Nebuchadnezzar to Babylon. At the same time Edom was put under Babylonian rule, causing some Edomites to be brought to Babylon along with kindred races from Sidon and Tyre (Jeremiah 27:2-7).
When the Medes and Persians overthrew Babylon, Cyrus issued an edict (538BC) allowing Judah to return and rebuild the temple (Ezra 1:1-5). However, only 50,000 returned to Palestine (Ezra 2:64-65). Many preferred to remain in Babylon, having intermarried with Babylonians and Edomites and adopted their religion and lawthe Babylonian Talmud, synagogue and rabbiswhich became the foundation for Pharisaism in the time of Jesus and practiced today under the present name "Judaism." Queen Esther said, "many of the people of the land became Jews. . ." (Esther 8:17).
The historian Josephus, writing for the instruction of Greeks and Romans and falsely regarded as a traitor to the Jews, coined the term "Judaism" in order to pit it against Hellenism (the civilization, culture, customs, manners, science poetry, that had spread from Greece). The Jews themselves, who detested Josephus and refrained from reading his works. Hence term "Judaism" was unknown to the Jews until comparatively recent times.
Although called "Jews," an abbreviation for "Judeans," the people were a hybrid of Canaanites, Babylonians, Edomites, Hittites, Judahites, etc., They migrated to other lands over the centuries, but retained their identity as "Jews" or so-called Judahites and brought with them the religion of Babylon. These racially mixed "Jews" were among the 50,000 who returned to Jerusalem (Ezra 2:62; Nehemiah 7:64; 13:3).
Let us recognize that the original meaning of the word "Jew" did not signify a race of people or a religion, it signified ALL peoples who lived in a geographic area called Judea, except for the Romans. In the days of Jesus, it is probably true that most of the residents of Jerusalem were Edomites, for with the exception of Judas, Jesus chose His disciples from Galilee (Acts 2:7). Jesus returned to the Capital to fulfill the prophecy that His enemies, the Canaanite Jews, would crucify Him.
The words "Jew" and "Judean" had a geographic import until after the death and resurrection of Jesus. The only people who held the name "Jew" were those who rejected Jesus Christ, and whose descendants still do. bb980916.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in other countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.