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The tragic circumstances of the shootings at Columbine High in Colorado was not happenstance but the outworking of Rockefeller manipulation of the world's education system.
This week we address the issue of dress. How should a Christian be clothed? We present insight on NATO aggression in Serbia, sodomy, comments on gold and insuffciency of "truth" as evidence.
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You shall Keep My Statutes
In Leviticus 19:19, God told Israel, "You shall keep My statutes." And if we follow that word "statutes" to its roots, it means "that which is engraved, carved or unalterably ordained in nature and fixed by God." Or as a Freemason would say, "You shall not deviate one hair's breadth either to the right of to the left from the strict path of virtue".
Israel was taught to abhor everything that was unnatural or unholy, so Moses continues to cite examples of behavior contrary to the unchanging engraved Word of the Lord. Leviticus 19:19-29, "You shall not cross breed your cattle: you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed: neither shall you wear clothes made of linen and wool.
If a man seduces a bondmaid betrothed to another, the matter shall be investigated and they shall be punished but not killed because she was not yet released. And he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD at the entrance of the tabernacle. And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the LORD for his sin which shall be forgiven him.
When you have come into the land and planted all kinds of fruit trees, then you shall count the first three crops as uncircumcised or defiled. In the fourth year the entire crop shall be devoted to the Lord in praise. But in the fifth year it shall be yours to eat.
You shall not eat anything with the blood: neither shall you use magic, nor predict events by the stars. You shall not shave your head in the tonsure, or clip the edges of your beard.
You shall not cut your flesh nor tattoo yourselves in connection with funerary rites: I am the LORD. Do not prostitute your daughter lest the land becomes full of wickedness." And he recites a series of unnatural acts contrary to the unchanging Word of the Lord.
God clearly set forth His requirements for mankind, and for the uninstructed heathen, nature teaches what is natural and good. God is reflected through nature for it is his holy creation.
I Corinthians 11:13-16, "You be the Judge: is it right for a woman pray to God with cut hair? Doesn't even nature itself teach you, that uncut hair is humiliating to a man? But if a woman has uncut hair, it is a honorable, for her hair is given her for a covering. If anyone wishes to dispute this, faith is not known by debate but by revelation in all the churches of God."
Romans 2:14, "For when the Gentiles, who don't have the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, they are a law unto themselves". If your motive and objective are right, although you have never been instructed in the Word, you may see the revelation of right and wrong by observing nature. By keeping these statutes, you become a law to yourself because you are walking in His Word.
I've been laying a foundation for Deuteronomy 22:5, "A woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD your God."
The distinction between the sexes is natural, being established by God in their creation. And their creation is the manifestation of His infallible and unchanging Word. Creation is the expression of God's Attributes, which is Himself. Genesis 1:27, "male and female He created them", and any confusion of that distinction only leads to perversion and the infraction of the laws of God.
When women and men cross-dress or follow popular fashions that are in actual fact cross-dressing, they are clouding the distinction between the sexes. Deuteronomy 22:5 demonstrates the unnaturalness of the man (husband) as the original creation having to obey the voice of his wife, the derived man (or byproduct) which produced the original sin. Thus the woman is distinguished from the man in her dress.
God's wrath reveals itself from heaven against every perversion of the sexes, in the disturbing results of that wide-spread and ever spreading female domination, and in male servitude.
Romans 1:26-27, "For God gave them up to vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was appropriate."
Brother Branham taught us that homosexuality has increased because woman have made themselves so common. Their immodest dress shows every shape of their form and their morals have become so low that some men no longer desire them. That sin started because ministers looked the other way when sin walked into their church and fathers failed to discipline their sons and daughters. God will hold those men responsible for breaking His image.
Man is made to rule over his wife in love, not to be a wimp! Man is made in the image of God for the glory of God, and the woman is made in the image of man for the glory of the man. God will judge the man who breaks that image by permitting his wife to domineer him.
Paul says, "keep the ordinances AS I delivered them to you". Or as Moses said, "You shall keep God's statutes." I Corinthians 11:3-5, "But bear in mind, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Every man praying or prophesying, having uncut hair dishonors his Head, who is Christ. But every woman who prays or prophesies with cut hair dishonors her head, who is her husband: for that would be the same as if she were shaven." In other words, an adulteress.
Uncut hair is a sign that a woman is separated to her husband and under his authority. And he is therefore her covering, bearing her responsibility upon his own shoulders. A woman who cuts her hair signifies she has rejected the authority of God and man. God does not receive her prayer and her husband can put her away and marry another: she has dishonored him as if she had committed adultery.
God established a natural order or hierarchy: God, Christ, man, woman, children. And when we break God's order, society spins out of control as it has today. Were the Sun, moon and stars to get out of equilibrium, the natural world would collapse. We must each find our place in the Word and our position in the Body, and stay in it. When we modify the ordinances Paul delivered, we are adding to and taking from God's Word which is Life and peace, perverting it to death.
God said every seed must bring forth of its own kind (Genesis 1:11). He gave every seed its own body (I Corinthians 15:38) and a seed in the Bible is the Word of God. Each manifested Word must bring forth the kind of life God spoke it to be. If it's a man it must be manly and bring forth the fruit of masculinity, taking the responsibility over his wife and family. Ruling them well and also providing and caring for them. If a woman, it should express that kind of a nature - keeping herself wholly devoted to nurturing her own family and husband, being a mother and wife, pleasing him, being his glory, not trying to make some other man look at her. I appreciate the modesty of the Moslem women. You won't catch them by the eye. They still know how to look the other way.
We are the reproduction of God's spoken Word. If we don't produce the Life of the Word spoken in the beginning, we are a perversion and not His Word. And He can not redeem anything that is not His Word.
We are each actors, but the only role that will win Christ is that which He ordained for man or for woman. We can pervert that role and win an Oscar, but we'll lose Christ and eternity. Let your yes be yes and your no, no. Let your Light shine so that others may clearly see Christ in you. Changing masks or roles is folly. It is unnatural, causing confusion, and it is sin. If you are a woman, dress like a woman is supposed to dress. If you are a man, don't dress like the pox doctor's clerk.
It is equally abominable for a woman to wear clothing that pertains to a man as it would be for a man to dress in women's clothing. It's as unnatural and evil as boiling a kid in its mother's milk (Deuteronomy 14:21). Can you imagine a man dressed in woman's clothing going to war (as in Deuteronomy 20)?
Zephaniah 1:8, "And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD'S sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel."
The outer garment was a four-cornered cloth with a hole for the head, and tassels or fringes with a blue ribbon as a reminder of the commandments (Numbers 15:38-39). Hence, strange clothing was accounted a mark of apostasy, serving to please the customs of foreign heathen nations and as perverted as wearing clothes pertaining to the opposite sex.
The more wealthy a man becomes, the more he indulges in such vanities to manifest his pride beyond the bounds of moderation. In this way the rich upbraid the poor, bringing contempt upon them. It isn't sufficient for them to be clothed for their comfort, and by adding ornaments and splendor, they show by their superfluous abundance that they alone are worthy of such display, while others are shamed and made bare. Such absurd affectation is damned.
Jesus expresses much the same sentiment in Matthew 11:7-8: "As the multitudes departed, Jesus began to say concerning John, "What did you go to the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? What did you go out to see? A man clothed effeminately? Behold, those who wear sissified clothing are in kings' houses."
John was no moral weakling. The people who proved too weak for the test that awaited them were compared to papyrus reeds that grew to fifteen feet on Jordan's banks where John baptized, and bent with every breeze. John was inflexible on his Doctrine, telling king Herod to his face, "You are living in adultery".
Many prophets lived in the king's court where they dressed in fine robes and prophesied in the Name of the Lord words they knew would please the king. John had nothing to gain from his prophesying except the approval of God. Righteousness.
Jesus said, "take no thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?"
But clothe you with what? What is God's dress sense?
Brother Branham said Christ's Bride is to be dressed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Word for the hour. She'll be washed in water by the Word, clothed by wearing His righteousness. She won't be known after the flesh -- what she can say or do -- but by the Life of Christ, the Token on display.
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat, or drink, or with what shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:28-33).
Amen! The Christian is to be dressed in "His righteousness".
Paul said, "Women should adorn themselves in modest apparel, with reverence and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (as becomes women professing godliness) with good works" (I Timothy 2:9-10; 5:10).
Women should dress modestly with decency and propriety so as to reflect the Spiritual character of Christ, not to advertise their physical attractions or wealth. Braided hair interwoven with gold, pearls and expensive clothes portray a caricature of the worldly nature of wealthy women.
What people should note in Christians is not the outward show of apparel but character. "Henceforth we know no man after the flesh but discern the spirit within".
Fine clothes are external accessories that do not grow from faith and hide what is inside. Character is real, clothes are a mask. Like Jesus, Paul wanted women to be seen for the righteousness of their consecrated inner life like the beauty of a lily which comes from within the plant.
I Peter 3:3-6, "Let women's beauty not be dependent upon outward adorning of coiffure, gold jewelery, or fashionable clothing; But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the unseen soul united and delighting in a clear understanding of the revealed Word which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit which is so precious in the sight of God. For this kind of deep beauty was seen in the holy women of old, who trusted God and had no sensual desires. They did not usurp their husband's authority by imitating his dress. They subordinated themselves to their own husbands as secondary and dependent on them, like Sara who obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you are if you obey in faith, being anxious for nothing."
A woman's proper attire is modesty, rather than expensive garments and excessive artificial adornment. In Isaiah 3:18-24, God says He will remove these vanities from the Bride. A woman serves God as she obeys her husband (Genesis 3:16) knowing by faith that because she is in the will of the Lord, He will provide all things needful through Christ to her husband who is her head. This is His natural and ordained protocol.
God has spoken an innate natural order in all creation. We call it instinct. No one teaches the newborn babe to suckle its mother's breast, it's an instinctive value wrapped in every little package. And little girls are a by-product of God's spoken Word who was the man Adam. Unlike almost all the other females in creation, who are descendants of God's spoken Word, the woman is beautiful and the man is plain. She is made so she can deceive and be deceived. The lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life focus upon women. A bad woman is a powerful weapon in Satan's hands.
Woman is made to bring forth life and is a type of the creation of God Himself: Jesus Christ and His elect Church -- which is eternal Life that will one day be manifest in glorified flesh. Like His Church, the sacred duty of womankind is to sanctify herself and to preserve her virtue for her husband, to reproduce holiness in new life, and to serve him as the Church serves Christ in prayer, and to honor her husband who is her head as the Church honors the Word Who is her Husband.
So you be the judge. Is it not dishonorable for a woman to pray if she cuts her hair? She signifies she has rejected the authority of her husband and therefore of Christ and God. You judge whether it is appropriate for a woman to go mixed bathing, dress in shorts or slacks, jeans or revealing clothes? Jesus said, "He who looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart" (Matthew 5:28).
In the parable of the marriage of the king's son, each invited guest received an identical garment. Rich man, poor man, beggar man or converted thief, it made no difference, each was given an identical garment by the Holy Spirit when they entered the Door. The invitation is the Gospel, the dress is the Life of Christ on display through the baptism of the Holy Spirit or new birth, the marriage has been in progress throughout the Gentile dispensation, it is the invisible union or new birth on earth between the true Church and Christ. The wedding supper is yet to come and will be in another heavenly dimension (Matthew 22:1-14).
That is how God wants men and women to be dressed. Not expressing what we have gotten by the work of our hands or business acumen, but what He has accomplished and given us by grace through faith. bb990426.htm
NATO's Real Target: Russia
You don't have to be a paranoid Russian nationalist to understand NATO's geopolitical strategy. All you have to do is read the "NATO Review" of Spring 1999 which I found sitting on a magazine shelf in my local public library. In it are the communiques released by NATO regarding its new Strategic Concept, mandated by the Heads of State and Government at their summit meeting in Madrid in July 1997. The Review states that the Alliance is now "ready and with a full range of capabilities to enhance security and stability for countries in the Euro-Atlantic area in the 21st century, including through cooperation and partnership."
While NATO has been expanded to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, nations close to the Russian border, the key concept in NATO's expanded mandate is that of "partnerships" which offer military and political cooperation with nations far beyond the North Atlantic treaty area. Indeed, NATO is busy solidifying its partnerships with Ukraine, which borders Russia, and the nations of the Southern Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, once part of the Soviet Union. We read in the Review: "Increased regional cooperation is gaining momentum, and we fully support the Alliance's work with Partners to develop a political-military framework for NATO-led Partnership for Peace operations, which is intended to be finalized, in tandem with the Strategic Concept, in time for the Washington Summit."
Anyone who plays chess -- and the Russians are masters at the game -- can see what NATO is doing creating military-political partnerships around a weakened and unstable Russia. NATO has to prove to its partners that it has the muscle and the will to impose its hegemony over a possible adversary, such as a Russia taken over by rabid nationalists or communists or spinning into chaos. Russia still has an arsenal of nuclear missiles, making it potentially a very dangerous country. That is why victory over Yugoslavia is absolutely essential if NATO is to represent the strength and resolve of the western powers. Russia will be a much tougher nut to crack than Yugoslavia, and if NATO cannot crush small, defenseless Yugoslavia, what chance will it have of crushing Russia?
Russia is the target because it is the world's largest country with the world's largest untapped natural resources. Its present weakness presents the west with a rare opportunity to impose its control over that vast country, which will have to be broken up into smaller more manageable states. All of this may take World War III to accomplish, but that's what world wars are supposed to do: remake the map of the world.
NATO is the military arm of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) internationalists. It does not represent the will of the American people or even the United Nations. That is why it circumvented both Congress and the United Nations Security Council. Russia and China sit on the Security Council, and they would have vetoed the assault on Yugoslavia. Congress, of course, is no great problem. It has long abdicated its role as the body that declares war. In fact, Congress has not declared war since 1941 when it declared war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor. And the Senate has not even confirmed the new treaty obligations inherent in NATO's Strategic Concept.
What we actually have now is arbitrary, illegal, unconstitutional rule by the CFR elite and their minions in the Clinton administration. They will lead us into World War III because it is only in the extreme conditions of an all-out war that vast and permanent political changes can be made nationally and internationally. Bombing Belgrade was the first salvo in this new world war which in the end may lead to the dismemberment of the world's largest nation. And NATO expects to do it with the help of the Moslems within the Russian federation, which is another reason why it backs the Moslem Albanians over the Christian Serbs.
The NATO Review tells us: "Stability in the Southern Caucasus is of great interest to Alliance member countries and to NATO as a whole, as demonstrated by Secretary General Javier Solana's visits to the region in 1997 and again last autumn. . . . Azerbaijan has intensified its cooperation with NATO over the last few years and developed a Partnership course at the Military Academy in Baku. The country will also host a meeting of the Atlantic Policy Advisory Group with partner countries in May 1999."
No wonder the Russians are worried. But NATO has been clever enough to create a NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) to encourage cooperation in such fields as civil emergency planning and defense-related environmental projects. This agreement reminds us of the Hitler-Stalin pact, which was meant to lull Russia into believing that Hitler had no ill intentions against the Soviet Union. It also reminds us that Napoleon tried to conquer Russia and failed, and Hitler tried and failed.
As Malachi Martin observed in his book, "The Keys of This Blood", the Transnational-Internationalists are in an all-out, no holds barred struggle for world hegemony, and that once that hegemony is achieved, "our way of life as individuals and as citizens of nations; our families and jobs; our trade and commerce and money; our educational systems and our religions and our cultures; even the badges of our national identity, which most of us have always taken for granted -- all will have been powerfully and radically altered forever."
For those who think that the civilized gentlemen and ladies of the CFR and the State Department, who ordered bombs to be dropped on Yugoslavia, are incapable of getting us involved in a world conflagration, I can only draw attention to the civilized trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace who, in 1908, discussed what it would take to change the thinking and attitudes of a nation, and they decided that it was war. What followed were two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, and a host of smaller wars. Yesterday's peaceniks have become today's rabid warmongers. Go figure. (By Samuel L. Blumenfeld http://www.WorldNetDaily.com April 21, 1999. Also author of "Is Public Education Necessary?" and seven books on education). nl070.htm
Isaiah 3:9, "The look on their faces betrays their guilt; and they boast their sin is that of Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have condemned themselves."
Justice Michael Kirby declared that for the past 30 years he has been living in a homosexual relationship with another man. Our law is supposed to be interpreted by the Bible. This judge of the High Court lent the dignity of his high office to promoting legalization of homosexuality around the country without disclosing his interest to the public.
Dr. Kerryn Phelps, a GP who appears regularly on Channel 9, is believed to be leading the battle to head the NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), in what could be a major shift of image for the conservative body. Dr. Phelps, mother of two, married her gay partner, schoolteacher Jackie Stricker, in a quiet private ceremony in the United States.
Dymocks national book store chain in Australia, managing director, Keith Perkin, faxed Scott Balson, author of "Murder by Media," on February 12, 1999 to advise his book has been banned from all Dymocks' stores.
"Even if that is in fact the case (that the book contained the truth about the slanderous articles which the establishment 'reporters have written over the last three years'), we have been advised that truth alone is not a defence to defamation actions in Australia."
Swiss Abolish Gold Standard
GENEVA (AP) - "Swiss voters approved a new constitution Sunday that eliminates the traditional requirement for the country's currency to be backed by gold."
. . . I think there is a link between the depressed price of gold and the inflated price of stocks. On one hand, stock prices have been continuously rising (the effect of stimulated demand), and on the other hand, the price of gold has been falling.
. . . the government plans to use 1,300 tons of gold -- half the Swiss National Bank's 2,600 tons of reserves -- to underpin the currency. It plans to sell some of the current reserves to finance a proposed $5 billion foundation to aid victims of genocide, war and natural disasters. The foundation is unrelated to Swiss banks' settlement last year with Holocaust survivors, but would be open to Holocaust-related projects.
Back to fundamentals. The stock you may now be holding could easily be worth zilch by January 2000 -- or maybe not. On the other hand, gold has intrinsic value -- regardless of the psychological whims of people. And if the going ever gets "tough" -- like in a major economic downturn, then gold could find itself a favoured store of value again. (Geir Moulson Associated Press) http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2559215430-0b2
Dresdan: Bundesbank president Mr. Hans Tietmeyer expects the central bank to reach a "sensible agreement" with the German Government on the sale of International Monetary Fund gold to relieve the debt burden on the world's poorest nations. His comments suggest that the Bundesbank, which has so far resisted the sale of part of the IMF's gold, may have softened its opposition. Finance Minister Mr. Hans Eichel said on Saturday the German Government was warming to the idea.
France, Britain, the US, Canada and Japan have expressed support for selling 5 million to 10 million ounces of the IMF's gold, which could depress gold prices, already hovering near their lowest level in 19 years." (Bloomberg)
Brother Branham prophesied: "the church system of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant in coming together will control the whole wealth of the world system and force the whole earth into its religious trap, or will kill them, by refusing them the privilege of buying and selling whereby they would make a living. This will be accomplished simply, for the harlot's daughters are all but gone back to her. In the meantime, Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper. At the right time, the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper, and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world." (Seven Church Ages, 314.1).
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Brother Anthony Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister. He has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in various countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to minister in your church.
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