Bible Believers' Newsletter 1011
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now . . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we appreciate your company and welcome any questions, suggestions or corrections.
Our feature article, "This Abrahamic Age," demonstrates scripturally how God's unconditional promise to Abraham who is the father of us all, was a shadow and type of the fulfilment of God's unconditional promise to Abraham's royal seed, Christ's Bride of all ages, Israel's Queen. The many examples we cite show us how very close we are to receiving new bodies at the completion of Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming without death as Abraham and Sarah were changed in the atoms without death. Our news items are both important and edifying; their common thread is the corruption and terminal decline of apostate (once) Christian societies, with the emphasis: "judgment must begin at the House of God; and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them who obey not the Good News?"
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.
The Franco-British 'Entente Cordiale'
January 30, 2018 — Unnoticed in the Western world, the renewal of the Lancaster House Treaty by London and Paris creates a super "Entente cordiale" which is far more immersive than the Treaty of 1904. It participates in the re-institution of a bipolar world, and will inevitably provoke the exit of France from the European Union and the return of tension between Paris and Berlin . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: This is serious news, and Dynamic Security Threats and the British Army. Russia is in the cross-hairs for the short term, hence the US mainland will be invaded in the very near term as Brother Branham prophesied in 1958 (Handwriting on the Wall, #58-0309, P. 15:121).
Trump, the US Version of Gorbachev
January 30, 2018 — [T]he policy of the United States since the fall of the Soviet Union has been a combat between two schools of thought. On one side, the partisans of prosperity, and on the other, the partisans of imperialism. Money or Power. This cleavage exists within each party, Republican and Democrat. However, time flies, and the United States is now on the edge of inner collapse. As of now, Donald Trump finds himself in the uncomfortable position of Mikhaïl Gorbachev . . . The Rearmament Act of 1995 and the strategy of Pentagon's new map . . . implemented in the Greater Middle East from 2001, are now on their last legs. While the United States concentrated the greater part of its resources on the destruction of the Muslim world, other countries were developing, including Russia and China. Today, the US armed forces are no longer the strongest armies in the world.
This is what President Donald Trump and General James Mattis, his Defense Secretary, admitted in the National Security Strategy statement during his speech on 17 January at Johns Hopkins University. Even though they did not explicitly state that they had been overtaken, they posited that it was an absolute priority to "re-establish [their] comparative military advantage," which basically admits the same . . .
US armament is certainly produced in huge quantities, but it is obsolete compared with that of Russia and China. [As the Prophet foretold in 1958 (Handwriting on the Wall, #58-0108, p. 14:107)]. US engineers are no longer able to produce new weapons, as demonstrated by the failure of the F-35 programme. At best, they cobble together bits of old machines and present them as new aircraft . . . Whichever way we look at the problem, the United States army is a paper tiger and there is no hope of reforming it either in the medium or the long term—and there is even less chance that it will once again eventually overtake its rivals Russia and China . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Sabre-Rattling, Nuclear Threat – or an Even More Devastating War?
February 1, 2018 — Sabre-rattling about nuclear Armageddon is just a smoke screen, a deviation manoeuvre to hide a much worse atrocity . . . a set of atrocities by which the World Economic Forum (WEF) crowd will most likely never be touched. Trump, for the moment, is the best salesman and mouthpiece the Deep State could muster for their ploy . . . In Davos Trump's speech was so simple, it was even catchy: America will always be first; and each one of you, addressing the statesmen in the crowd, he said, should do the same for your country. Then we can work together. This sounds like a complete anti-globalist declaration. The world is now to believe that globalization—which most of the universe has woken up to understand is a disaster—is over, a thing of the past. Another smoke-screen to let the corporate machine push harder to globalize the last corner of Mother Earth . . .
From 2008 to 2016 Obama was the ideal liar with credibility . . . Obama managed to leave the Presidency with seven active wars (he inherited two) . . . tens of thousands of innocent people were assassinated or maimed—all extrajudicial killings. That was the Peace Man at the time. The Donald is, indeed, of a different breed . . . needed by his masters for the next at 4 years . . . crying wolf along with nuclear sabre-rattling . . . so that a much more sinister war can be developed, advanced and rapidly expanded.
The dark elite that pulls the strings . . . has . . . no intention in destroying themselves, 'their' planet, along with their properties, their fiscal paradises, castles, yachts and casinos . . . the western all dominating central banks. The new feudals . . . sombre masters of the universe . . . have . . . a quieter war in mind . . . like an octopus with many tentacles operating simultaneously around the globe. If one tentacle fails, the others will do its job, until the damaged one has recovered . . . hardly anybody targeted can escape . . . more than 100 secret Pentagon—CIA controlled biological weapons labs around the world . . . investigating the links between DNA groups and bio weapons, targeting Russia and possibly . . . East Asian populations, with emphasis on China . . . to drastically reduce world population. Almost any bio-disease strain can be implanted into GMO seeds . . . Monsanto tested a GMO wheat in India that rendered infertile . . . poor women, the untouchables . . . It is possible . . . that climate modifications are already ongoing in Africa . . . in strategically situated Somalia and Ethiopia . . . in Afghanistan . . . in California . . . in the Caribbean Gulf area.
Privatization of water is another weapon of the monster . . . in parallel . . . in South Africa—intestinal diseases and child mortality increased in townships. After Nelson Mandela . . .
Digitization of money and the economy . . . every value is electronic, the tangibility of hard work and physical output, the production of labour, is worth only what smart 'digits' will allow . . . another tentacle . . . all-embracing propaganda, controlled by six Zion-Anglo media giants that control some 90% of the news the west receives 24/7 . . . When none of the other tentacles do their illegal job radically enough, then comes the traditional killing machine, enhanced Regime Change through Colour Revolutions . . . false flag assassinations, NATO or mercenary invasions, planted "civil wars" . . . our western leaders . . . are all corrupted, bought . . . helping the minuscule elite to dominate all . . . what the [the Jews'] (Plan for a New American Century) openly declares as the hegemon's ultimate goal . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Trump considers a "bloody nose" strike on North Korea. US imperialism has a long history of concocting events to justify war—such as the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident that was used as the pretext for direct American military intervention in Vietnam, [Indonesia, Latin America, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Palestine, Syria . . .]
In his first year as president, Donald Trump handed over decision-making power to "his generals" and as expected, this resulted in more "warfare, bombing and deaths" in his first year than the Obama era. There has been "an almost 50 percent increase of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria during Trump's first year in office, leading to a rise in civilian deaths by more than 200 percent compared with the year before." Trump has also broken the record for special forces, now deployed in 149 countries or 75 percent of the globe. So much for 'America First.'
The US' military is spread across the world, including several dangerous conflict areas that could develop into an all-out war, possibly in conflict with China or Russia. It comes at a time when US empire is fading, something the Pentagon also recognizes and the US is falling behind China economically. This is not unexpected considering that one year ago President Trump sought an inaugural parade that put tanks and missiles on display.
Supremacy of the Spectacle and Political Theatre. Fomenting Engineered Perspectives
February 1, 2018 — Western politicians have lost all legitimacy as representatives of their electorates. Regardless of the political party that they claim to represent, pre-scripted agendas prevail in matters of importance. Core issues of war and peace are submerged beneath lies and disappeared.
Spectacles and political theatre mask widespread poverty and the looting of public coffers. The agenda of permanent warfare and predatory economic models is unspoken but continuous. Perception managers engineer public support for the toxic (shadow government) agendas. Unelected deep state actors seek to obliterate truth from the public sphere. Presumably, an informed public would negate the toxic agendas, but those who profit from war and misery are aware of this.
North Korea is not a threat to us. The US led war on Syria was never about combating terrorism. That is not my opinion, that's the President's strategic judgement (David Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs). Russia is not a threat to us either. In every instance of post 9/11 warfare, target nations have been falsely presented as being threats, and the resultant warfare has been catastrophic, a genuine holocaust.
Debbie Lusignan, host of Sane Progressive demonstrates in the following episode that beneath the political theatre, both US parties share the same toxic shadow government agenda. The Russia Gate threat, for example, is baseless. There is no evidence to prove Russia's interference in US elections (see 10:14-14:16 of the video) . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Why America's Bad Choices can lead to a Shooting War with Turkey in Syria
February 1, 2018 — There are more than ten US military bases in Syria, violating all manner of international norms. According to the media, the Kurds are excellent fighters by virtue of their ability to fight Daesh. But looking at the situation more honestly, the collusion with Daesh by the US and allied countries in the region is evident, in particular Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE's involvement. The provision to Daesh of healthcare, weapons, logistics, intelligence, financial, and diplomatic support has never been lacking over the years . . . American and Israeli politicians and Generals have openly stated that it is not convenient to fight Daesh if this ends up benefitting Assad.
The Kurdish area in Syria is divided between the areas east and west of the Euphrates. The canton of Afrin is under Russian protection, both on the ground (Russian military police were present in Afrin until a few days ago) as well as in the air. The Kurdish area to the east of the Euphrates, which connects to Iraq, openly seeks independence, is under American control, and obviously threatens Syria's territorial integrity . . . the result of an American strategic Plan B devised by Brookings in 2009 that continues to give hope to the neocons in Washington . . .
Washington has its back against the wall, forced to defend a Kurdish ally against a key member of NATO, in the forlorn hope of retaining some significance in the Syrian picture. The weakness of the American position will lead to them abandoning their Kurdish ally to its fate at the hands of Moscow and Damascus, who will have all the necessary leverage with the Kurds to get what they want for the good of Syria. There are already rumours of Syrian army troops entering the town of Afrin at the invitation of the Kurds. The Kurds are denying it, but we will see how long they can resist Erdogan, who finds the road before him clear to force Washington to break with its Kurdish ally if a shooting war among NATO allies is to be avoided.
We can only imagine the thoughts and impressions in the chancelleries in much of the world as they observe Moscow's diplomatic adroitness, able to secure the territorial integrity of Syria at the expense of two NATO members opposed to Assad. Full story: strategic-culture.org
Devin Nunes and the USS Liberty
February 2, 2018 — Yes, the subject of the quote is Devin Gerald Nunes, the Republican member of the US House of Representatives from California's 22nd congressional district in the Central Valley, but the act of courage for which he is being praised is not the creation of the now-famous four-page [FISA] memorandum concerning the nefarious actions of the FBI and the US Department of Justice under [Jewish] President Barack Obama. Rather, the quote is from dissident retired CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, in reference to the remarks that Nunes made as he pinned a Silver Star on long-retired Navy Petty Officer Terry Halbardier on May 27, 2009:
"The government has kept this quiet I think for too long, and I felt as my constituent he needed to get recognized for the services he made to his country" . . . Intercepted Israeli communications indicated that the goal was to sink the Liberty and leave no survivors. Warplanes and torpedo boats had already killed 34 and wounded 174, when Halbardier slid over the Liberty's napalm-glazed deck to jury-rig an antenna and get an SOS off to the Sixth Fleet. The Israelis intercepted the SOS and broke off the attack immediately. In effect, Halbardier prevented the massacre of all 294 onboard . . . [Jewish] President Lyndon Johnson called back carrier aircraft dispatched to defend the Liberty lest Israel be embarrassed, the start of an unconscionable cover-up, including top Navy brass, that persists to . . . Senator John McCain's top-brass father, Admiral John McCain, was a leader of the cover-up . . .
Author Phillip F. Nelson, in the dedication portion of his 2017 book, Remember the Liberty . . . Terry Halbardier's heroic action was finally recognized with a Silver Star forty-two years after the attack . . . delay was the direct result of Lyndon B. Johnson's determination to cover up not only the incident itself, due to his own cowardly actions, but also Israel's direct responsibility . . . Of the hundreds of medals awarded as a result of the attack on the Liberty, this was the first one that even mentioned the fact that it was Israel which attacked the ship . . . in our occupied country these days that it takes great courage for an American politician not only to produce the sort of memo that Nunes has produced, but also to utter the smallest word . . . critical of the treachery of the Jewish-supremacist state of Israel and of our sold-out leaders. Full story: dcdave.com
Heroin Addiction in America spearheaded by the US-led War on Afghanistan
February 3, 2018 — In his 2018 State of the Union Address, president Trump expresses concern regarding both the opioid crisis as well as the dramatic increase in heroin addiction in America, without analyzing the underlying causes . . . "In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses: 174 deaths per day. Seven per hour . . ." The unspoken truth is that the surge in heroin addiction in America has been spearheaded by the US led invasion of Afghanistan . . . Afghanistan under US military occupation produces approximately 90% of the World's illegal supply of opium . . . production of opium in Afghanistan registered a 49-fold increase since 2001. In 2017 . . . [it] reached 9,000 metric tons.
The Taliban government—with the support of the United Nations—implemented a successful ban on poppy cultivation. Opium production . . . declined by more than 90 per cent in 2001 . . . to a meagre 185 tons. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The CIA is the world's largest drug dealer. Opium and its derivatives helps fund its black ops and money-laundering turnover keeps the 'too big to fail banks' solvent.
This Abrahamic Age
Hebrews 9:26 – 10:18, "Now once in the consummation of the Old Testament dispensation Messiah has been (Gk.) 'phaneroo' manifested to reveal His true character by putting away sin by means of His sacrifice [and having taken the place of the guilty He became answerable for their transgressions]. And as it is appointed for all men once to die, but after that certain judgment [which He will administer (Matthew 25:31)]: so it is that Christ was offered to bear the sins of many once, and only once for all men of every age to exhaust the penalty of death incurred by all, and will (Gk.) 'optomai' appear [and be seen] a second time [by all mankind in the vision of Revelation 1:7 = 19:11-16; Daniel 7:13-14; Zechariah 12:9-14; Matthew 24:30; 25:32; 26:64; Mark 14:62; John 19:37; Acts 1:11], not carrying any burden of sin, but "separate from sinners" (Hebrews 7:26) to bring the full adoption to those who are assiduously and patiently waiting for and expecting Him" (Revelation 6:9-11; 14:1-5, 12 – 19:21).
"For the Law having a shadow of good things to come [in the New Testament], instead of expressing those things, can never by offering the same sacrifices continually year after year make those who approach its altars perfect. Were it otherwise would they not have ceased to be offered? Since the worshippers having once been cleansed would no longer have any guilt or consciousness of sin. But these annual sacrifices are a fresh reminder of sins to be atoned for. Because the blood of bulls and of goats is powerless to take sins away. [And animals have no soul that can come back upon the penitent elect whereas the soul of Jesus Christ came back as the Holy Spirit. Thus God's law of redemption requires a life for a life, and only a sinless near KINSMAN can meet redemption's price]. Hence when Christ entered into the world, He said, Sacrifices and offerings You have not desired; instead you have prepared a body for Me to offer: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have taken no delight" (Colossians 1:24).
"Then He said, Behold, I have come [to fulfil the Law]" (Matthew 5:17), "to preach" (Mark 1:38), "to call sinners to repentance" (Luke 5:32), "to send a sword and to set men at variance" (Matthew 10:34-35), "to do the will of Him that sent me (John 6:38-39), "I am sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matthew 15:24), "I am come into this world for judgment" (John 9:39), "I am come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly" (John 10:10), "to save what had been lost" (Matthew 18:11; Luke 19:10; I Timothy 1:15), "to save men's lives" (Luke 9:56), "to send fire on the earth" (Luke 12:49), "to minister" (Matthew 20:28), "as the Light" (John 12:46), "to bear witness unto the truth" (John 18:37).
Make certain your Saviour obtains what He has aimed at in your case, and do the will of God. Besides the covenant of God with man through Christ's blood, there was a covenant made with Jesus. Isaiah 53:10, "When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hands . . ."
"After stating, "Sacrifices and offerings You have not desired, but instead you have prepared a body for Me to offer: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin [although all are offered according to the Law] You have taken no delight. Then Jesus said, "Behold, I have come (in the volume of the Book [Psalm 40:6-8] it is written of Me, to do Your will, O God. He annuls the former order [as a means of expiating sin], so that He may establish the latter order. And in accordance with this divine will we are sanctified through the offering made once for all of the Body of Christ. Yet every priest stands at his altar of service ministering daily and repeatedly offering the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: whereas Christ, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down on the right hand of God, waiting from that time until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet (I Corinthians 15:23-27). For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. The Holy Ghost also bears witness to us: for after saying, "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, I will put My laws upon their hearts, and inscribe them on their minds," He adds, "Their sins and iniquities I will no longer remember. Now where there is absolute remission of these things there is no longer any offering for sin".
These "shadows and types" of the Old Testament church help us to recognize the various stages of development in the New Testament Church. Quoting Brother Branham, "God interprets His Own Word . . . Cain said, "I am religious. I am a lover of my Maker. I offer to Thee this fine altar. I offer to You this sacrifice. I built all these things up, Lord, because I love you." Abel said the same thing. Now it's the one that's vindicated, the one that's proven. And God come down and received Abel's sacrifice, because by revelation he had struck the true channel of God that was accepted."
"Now watch that Cain spirit come down through the Scripture to this very last day. Just as fundamental as Abel. Look at the prophet Balaam and the prophet Moses. Both of them with seven altars, Jehovah's altars, blood on each one; and not only that, but rams on each one. In numerology, exactly the right number, seven, "perfect," seven rams. Just exactly alike, both altars . . . But who did God vindicate? See? The one that was in His Word. Fundamental doesn't mean too much; it's the revelation of God" (God's Only Provided Place of Worship, p. 14:84-86).
Quoting the Prophet, "The church just got started out of Egypt, on its feet a few days, and . . . Satan come along with his discrepancy in the person, the second Cain, which was Balaam, and he sowed discrepancy amongst them. We know that's right. That Balaam, the teaching of Balaam, that "we're all the same, we serve the same God you do," fundamentally, he was right, because he offered a sacrifice that God offered; seven rams, seven bullocks on seven altars, and prayed to the same God just as perfect as Moses did down in the wilderness, just exactly the same. But they were not the same! Foreshadowing to us what would come to pass [in the Pergamean Church Age where the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church organized (Revelation 2:14)]. There was, again, Cain manifested in the person of Balaam. And there was God manifested in the person of Moses, interpreting His Words through a human being, making Hisself known, His promise, through a human being. And the discrepancy raised up. So did it do it in the time of Judas, there he come with his discrepancy . . . Judas and Jesus was exactly a figure of Cain and Abel . . . Cain was the seed of discrepancy. And so was Balaam . . . He was borned to be a sower of discrepancy" (The Seed of Discrepancy, p. 11:55-56, 61-62)!
Judas was "the son of perdition" (John 17:12), and when Satan is cast down to earth incarnate in Rome's last pope "that man of sin will be revealed [as] the son of perdition; who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (II Thessalonians 2:3-4; Revelation 17:11).
The antichrist spirit is a religious spirit, so close to Christianity that, if it were possible, it would deceive the very elect. Cain and Abel were half-brothers, Esau and Jacob were brothers; the non-Semitic Israeli Jews impersonate Semitic Israelites as if they were brothers, Judas and Jesus were brothers in the same church. All of the seeds, good and evil, were sown in Genesis. God called Abram in Genesis 12:1-3: "Go forth from your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you: and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you will be a blessing: and I will bless those that bless you, and curse him that curses you: in you shall all families of the earth be blessed".
In John 15:16 and 19 Jesus said, "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you . . . If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world and I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you".
It's not you choosing God, it is God choosing you. Ephesians 1:3-6, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed elect individuals with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: in conformity with the fact that He has chosen us in Him [from the collective mass of men (Genesis 1:27-28)] before the foundation of the world, that we should be consecrated [with His holiness], unblameable in His sight and irreproachable before Him in love on His part [to which we had no claim], having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, in accordance with the purpose of His will, so that we might be to the praise and commendation of His glorious grace, so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved".
Christ is the foundation on which He would build us as His spiritual house in union with Himself, and as our Head, communicate his influence and grace as members of His Body.
In John 17:24 Jesus says, "You loved Me before the foundation of the world." God's plan for our redemption in Jesus was set in eternity before His work of creation began. I Peter 1:20 asserts, "Jesus Messiah was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but manifest at the consummation of the Old Testament dispensation to pay the wages of sin for all men of Adam's race." When "Jesus was crucified from the foundation of the world in God's thinking, each elect was in Him as an Attribute of the Logos" (Revelation 17:8). Eternity "has neither beginning of days nor end of life" (Hebrews 7:3).
As in a natural romance so in the spiritual; immediately upon the revelation of being called and chosen one separates from old friends and indecorous ways. It was certainly not you who chose God, for when He called, your life and ways were against Him as when He called Adam who had already forfeited his dominion and ours by taking his sinful wife back to Himself, and the guilty couple was hiding their shame.
God called Abram, "Go from your country, and your kindred and your father's house, to a land that I will show you." But Abram presumptuously took his heathen father so God delayed his departure until after Terah's death. His worldly nephew Lot was a hindrance and ended in disgrace. As Christians we must live separated, simplified lives before the Lord, for we are pilgrims and strangers in this world journeying to the eternal land of the millennium by God's unconditional covenant with Abram that is entirely by grace through faith and predates the Law.
Back in Genesis 14 when Abram overcame Chedorlaomer and the kings, God in theophany served him bread and wine, a type of the Lord's Supper reserved for New Testament overcomers. Genesis 15:1-6, "After these things the Word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward [those who have fought, having the revelation of God for their Shield, will possess Him for their Reward, not merely as their Rewarder]. And Abram said, Lord God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to Me you have given no seed: and, one born in my house is my heir. [It was not distrust that answered the promise with a question but eagerness to accept the assurance, and ingenuous utterance of difficulties in the hope of their removal]. And, the Word of the Lord came to him, saying, This will not be your heir; but he that shall come forth out of your own loins shall be your heir. And He brought him outside, and said, Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall your seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and God reckoned it to him for righteousness".
Abram had exposed himself to dangerous reprisals by his victory over the confederate eastern raiders. In the reaction following the excitement of battle, dread and despondency seem to have shadowed his soul. Up to this time he had received only general promises of offspring, and of Canaan being the possession of his seed; but years were passing by, and the fulfilment of his hopes remained distant as ever. Also by the war with the Elamite king he had made for himself powerful enemies; and though the immediate result was fortunate, yet many Canaanite nations may have witnessed with displeasure so remarkable an exhibition of the power and energy of an 'immigrant.' And thus the time had come when the patriarch needed and obtained more formal assurances, first, of the bestowal upon him of offspring (Genesis 15:1-6), and, secondly, of the future possession of Palestine (Genesis 15:18-21).
In Genesis 15:7-18, "God told Abram, I am the Lord that brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit. [Just as He brought us out of the world that His Love might be fulfilled in us]. Abram asked, Lord God, How will I know that I shall inherit it? And God told him, Take a heifer of three years, and a she goat of three years, and a ram of three years, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. [Abram fetched the animals required, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but he did not divide the birds. [By his readiness to perform God's command, as a practical proof of his faith; what God did with the animals so arranged was a practical declaration on God's part that He reckoned this faith to Abram as righteousness. Abram took all of these, and when the unclean birds of prey came down upon the carcases, he drove them away".
This types Christ's end-time Bride, Abraham's royal Seed casting out demons and unbelieving spirits that would defile and devour the revelation of the Sacrifice or end-time Message. The natural seed failed because it held to Law instead of the Word of grace and latterly denominational traditions that add to or take from the mystery of God revealed (II Timothy 4:4; Revelation 3:20; 22:18-19).
Abram received the assurance of his inheritance by means of a ceremony with which he was familiar. In most ancient languages men are said to cut a covenant, because the most solemn formula involved bisecting the victims. The severing of the bodies, as explained in Jeremiah 34:18-20, set forth the penalty of perjury, and was usually accompanied by the imprecation upon the covenant-breaker of a destruction as complete as that which had befallen the slaughtered animals as the contracting parties pass between the rows. The number three is sacred, and denotes the perfection of the victim in point of maturity. This was the sign Abram sought. The addition of two birds raised the number of victims to five, showing our Abrahamic Covenant is wholly of grace.
Jesus gave His Blood at Calvary that we might receive remission of our sins and healing of our body. The heifer (Numbers 19:17; Hebrews 9:13), the she goat (Leviticus 4:27-31; Numbers 15:27) and the ram (Leviticus 16:3-5) collectively symbolise redemption through cleansing, reconciliation, remission and acceptance. The pigeons (Leviticus 12:6; 14:1-57) represent healing and purification. Isaiah 53:4-5, "Surely He has borne our sicknesses, and carried our sorrows: yet we regarded Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our well-being fell upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed".
Having prepared according to God's appointment, Abram set himself to wait for the sign God might give him. "And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and a horror of great darkness fell upon him. And God told Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they will afflict them four hundred years; I will judge Egypt, whom they shall serve, and afterward they will come out with great substance. And you shall go to your fathers in peace and be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they will come back to Canaan: when the iniquity of the Amorites [Serpent's seed inhabitants of Canaan] is full. And when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, [death, the grave and after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27)], and a burning lamp [the Logos "the Light of the world"] passed between those pieces".
[Had the patriarch passed through the blood of the sacrifices, which represented Jesus Messiah, His Blood would have been on his seed who violated the covenant. But Abram slept throughout this transaction and was bound to nothing but the obedience to faith. He had asked a sign, and God was pleased to give him a sign by which He bound Himself, typing the Covenant entered in our behalf when God "loosed us from our sins in His own Blood" (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:7, 14; Revelation 1:5; 5:9) by the only-begotten Son, who passed through between God and us. All who believe have, like Abram, a sign or pledge in the gift of the Spirit, whereby they may know that they shall inherit the heavenly Canaan (Acts 2:38-39)].
Brother Branham explained, "Israel had to linger under Egyptian captivity until the iniquity of the Amorites was full. Then Moses led a natural exodus to conquer the land of the Amorites. Meanwhile we are waiting for the iniquity of the Amorite denominations [spiritual Serpent's seed] to be filled in "the squeeze" after the Fourth Seal before the Bride of Jesus Christ can take her spiritual exodus to our Promised Land. "In My Father's House are many mansions." We don't have to go and fight like they did, It's already prepared. "If this earthly tabernacle is dissolved, we have one already waiting".
"And the organizations lived lusciously, lived as a branch grafted into the real vine of Christianity, but it's still bearing its original fruits: women, half-dressed; men intellectual and denying the power of the Spirit. But, it's lived under the name of a Christian church. It's a grafted vine. But the Husbandman is coming by now to prune that vine, as He said He would do. All those that don't have the fruit is cut off and throwed into the fire and consumed."
"There was a pharaoh who raised up, who did not know Joseph, and that was the . . . beginning of the exodus. And when that thing begin to form, under a political power, began to form, God began to get ready. The iniquity of the Amorites was fulfilled. The time that He promised Abraham was fulfilled, and the time of deliverance was at hand."
"And God permitted a pharaoh to raise up, who knew not Joseph, and Raamses was born. And right after Seti come Raamses. And Raamses was that one who knew not the blessings of Joseph. And he didn't know what the spiritual side was. He was only a political genius, that could take Ethiopia and all the rest of the countries, under military might. All he knew, was the military might." [Like the US image unto the beast (Revelation 13:11-18)].
"I think, if any man was spiritual, could see what's taking place now. We're getting a pharaoh who knows not freedom of religion. When our president [Kennedy] took his office (from 1961 until his assassination in on November 22, 1963), he would not swear to that, that he believed in freedom of religion" (The Third Exodus, p. 19: 113-121).
"We've lived the time out, the time of the rapture is at hand, and we're looking for a rapturing faith that can pull the Church together and give it some supernatural strength, that can change these bodies that we live in. When we see a God that can raise the dead off the floor or out of the yard, and bring him back to life again and present him before us, when we see a God who can take a cancer that's eat a man to a shadow and raise him up to a strong healthy man, that ought to give rapturing faith to the people. When that Light flashes from the sky, and the trumpet sounds, the Body of Christ will be quickly gathered together, and changed in a moment and taken into the Heavens. Yes, there's got to be something like that happen. And our schools of theology can never produce that, yet intellectually they are alright. But you've got to meet that Light! You've got to find that Something" (Why Cry, Speak, p. 9:49).
God's unconditional promise was to Abraham who is the father of us all, and to his elect seed, so we find justification in his son Isaac—called and named before he was born (Genesis 17:19), grace in Jacob for Esau despised the birthright, and perfection in Joseph. Under the first four Seals the Church of God's elect with His unconditional promise of spiritual redemption was justified by grace through faith, sanctified by the Blood, baptized with the Holy Spirit, and in this Abrahamic age of the completion of Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming under the Seventh Trump we will all come to perfection in glorified flesh".
In this Abrahamic age Christ descended upon Sunset Mountain, Arizona on March 8, 1963. Our promised rapture has been in PROCESS for fifty-five years. All of the visions promised before our translation are fulfilled, redemption is over, and when the Seventh Trumpet calls the resurrection of our Church Age brethren and the manifestation of the Sons of God for us, (Gk.) 'chronos' "time will be no longer".
He said, "The iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. It'll come, one of these days. Let them destroy themselves. Civilization, knowledge, perverts God's Word to suit their own taste. Every denomination does the same thing. Satan then preaches his own gospel of knowledge in his own church."
"There is only two classes of people spoke of in the New Testament. "The children of God, and the children of the Devil." Did you know that? You want to put a Scripture down for it? I John 3:10, if you want the Scripture. I'm reading it right here, got it wrote out. All right. All right.
"In Ephesians 2:2, they are called, "The children of disobedience." Like Eve was, disobedient to God's Word. The children of obedience, and the children of disobedience, have nothing in common."
"Then how can the Bride of Christ associate in a denomination, when one is disobedient and the other obedient? How can one, be the Word; and the other one, perverted word? How can a prostitute and a clean woman walk together in agreement (Amos 3:3)? They can't do it. They have no fellowship at all. "Come out from amongst them!" It's of the Devil. It's the mark of the beast. Heading right into it now; all denominations. I don't care who's it is."
"God is taking, not a denomination, "a people for His Name." A denomination won't receive these Truths. It'll take an individual person that can see God, look at His Word and believe It, and belong to no organization; but live for God, not for his organization, the intellectual wisdom of some bishop or something has taught it. That's right" (The God of this Evil Age, p. 29:133-136).
Eternal Life is without beginning and without ending. Therefore you didn't receive it in church. Romans 8:28-30, "We know that all things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew He also predestinated to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren [in the new creation of God-men]; and whom He predestinated, these He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified".
You did not stumble upon the revelation of His unchanging Word, you are elect, an Attribute of the Logos foreordained to fulfil your purpose to His glory. Now as the Tree of Life Jesus had His theophany before He was born of the virgin Mary. He was the Person of Melchisedec, and the Man with whom Jacob wrestled. He was the incarnate God, and in that form He knew all things. John 17:5, "Glorify Me, Father along with Yourself and restore Me to the glory which I had in Your Presence before the world existed." Like Adam and Abram, we bypassed our theophany to be tempted and tested and overcome the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life—women, money, and popularity. We have no recollection of our existence in God's eternal thinking, or when He (Heb.) 'bara,' created out of nothing all men and women before He (Heb.) 'asah,' made from existing material, and (Heb.) 'yatsar, formed Adam from the dust of the earth (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:19).
Job 38:4-7, "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who set its measurements, since you know? Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its foundations sunk? Or who laid its corner stone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy [when they recognized their day and its Message]?"
In Genesis 17, "the Lord appeared to Abram, and said, I am the Almighty God; walk before Me, and be perfect. [How? By grace through faith]! And I will make My covenant between us, and multiply you exceedingly." God changed his name to Abraham, and Sarai's name to Sarah. He promised to multiply his seed and make him a father of many nations with all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession. He promised that at ninety years of age his barren wife Sarah would bear Isaac, and commanded the circumcision of every male at eight days, "as a token of the covenant betwixt Me and you . . . And the uncircumcised man child whose foreskin is not circumcised shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant." The Old Testament is a shadow and type of the new. In this Abrahamic age Christian men and women are spiritually circumcised in heart and ears from worldly, unchristlike thoughts: circumcised by the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 severing the rude excrescence of denominational iniquity from our soul (Revelation 17:5; 18:4) that we may live separated, simplified lives before the Lord with the Token of His Life on display.
By his 'third pull' Abraham called into being those things which are not as though they were. For that ancient man and wife to bear children their bodies had to be renewed without death; rejuvenated grandma Sarah was so beautiful kings desired her (Genesis 20:1-34; 26:1-11), and Abraham begat six sons (and possibly daughters) after Sarah's passing. They walked by faith and Abraham looked to God to fulfil His promise. What a beautiful type for today since we are the children of Abraham, "groaning to be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God in new, glorified bodies" (Romans 9:21). If you are a Christian dead in Christ you are Abraham's Seed, and an heir according to God's promise (Romans 4:18-25; Galatians 3:26-29).
Believing God and counting those things which are not as though they were—not staggering in unbelief but persuaded that He Who made the promise is able to keep His Word—will see us change in the atoms and translated into the sixth dimension without death. Abraham worshipped the same God veiled behind the flesh of a created Man discerning the thoughts and intents of Sarah's heart before the destruction of Sodom. He was identified by the same sign in Matthew 9:1-8, John 1:42 and 4:16-29 veiled behind the flesh of the virgin-born Messiah. And in this Abrahamic age we have been visited by three men "as it was in the days of Lot": Billy Graham and Oral Roberts ministered to the churches in Sodom while William Branham, a sinner-saved-by-grace, veiled the fullness of the Word to reveal "Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, and today, and forever" casting out demons, restoring sight to the blind, speech and hearing to deaf mutes, raising the dead and "discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 13:8; 4:12).
Abram waited twenty-five years for the arrival of his promised son when Sarah, who was barren from her youth, bore Isaac. Brother Branham said, "But Abraham, the Bible said, believed God and counted those things which were not, as though they were. He didn't take consideration his own body dead, nor the deadness of Sarai's womb. He just never staggered with unbelief, but was strong giving praise to God, for he was persuaded that He Who made the promise was able to keep the promise. Amen" (#57-0106, Jehovah Jireh). Christ's end-time Bride is waiting for the Coming of our Promised Son to be completed, for the manifestation of the Sons of God and our translation to that meeting in the air. To the natural man both promises are impossible, but we believe God and rest in His Word.
Brother Branham said, according to I Thessalonians 4:13-16 "there's three things that has to happen before the Lord Himself appears . . . a shout, a voice, a trumpet, has to happen before Jesus appears . . . Jesus does all three of them when He's descending. A "Shout," what is a "shout?" It's the Message going forth first, the living Bread of Life bringing forth the Bride . . ."
"The first thing comes when He starts descending from the Heaven, there's a shout. What is it? Is a Message, to get the people together. A Message comes forth, first. Now, lamp-trimming time, "Rise and trim your lamps" [Matthew 25:1-13) [the Voice of the Archangel]. What watch was that? The seventh, not the sixth. The seventh, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh. Rise and trim your lamps." And they did. Some of them found they didn't even have any Oil in their lamp. See? But it's lamp-trimming time" (The Rapture, p. 27:129-130, 141).
In delivering the Seventh Seal the Prophet said, "Now, now, do you notice on the opening of this Seventh Seal, it's also in a threefold mystery . . . it is the mystery of the seven thunders. The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery. It'll be right at the Coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return . . . No wonder, it wasn't even written. You see, they hushed; nothing take place then. Angels don't know it; nobody knows when He's coming. There'll be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time (Revelation 8:1; 10:1-6).
. . . it won't be knowed till that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the hour that it's supposed to be revealed in . . . there was some reason that God let this seven voices be thundered, because it must come (See?) . . . We find that Christ, the Lamb took the Book in His hand, and He opened that Seventh Seal. But you see, it's a hidden mystery. No one knows it. But it's right along with what He said: no one would know His Coming; they also would not know about this seven thunder mystery. So you see, it's connected together" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 575:5 – 576:3).
This was fulfilled on Sunset Mountain on about March 8, 1963, and in the Revelation of the mystery of the Seven Thunders which was the revelation of the Seven Seals preached from March 17, 1963 to the death of the Prophet.
"The next thing is a resurrection of the sleeping Bride; the ones died, back in the other ages [to raise us up again as the Old Testament saints appeared to many in Old Jerusalem], they're caught together. And the trumpet, the Feast in the heavens, in the sky . . ." (The Rapture, p. 32:154).
In this Abrahamic age we're waiting for the last spiritual Trump! The last physical Trump is the pharaoh who knows not Joseph occupying John Kennedy's seat in the White House.
In this Abrahamic age we have:
spiritual circumcision. The 'third pull'.
A body change without death.
Abraham's unconditional grace covenant.
An unblameable walk before God in Christ.
Physical and spiritual Serpent's seed.
The world in a Sodom condition.
God veiled in flesh.
We believe God and count things that are not seen as though they are.
Perfection and glorification under the Fourth Seal. nl1011.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.