Bible Believers' Newsletter #102
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
We greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate your fellowship. A special welcome to our new subscribers.
This newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
God bless you all is my sincere prayer. . . Brother Anthony
I John 1:7 says, "If we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all unbelief in His revealed Word".
Christians are Light-bearers to a darkened world. A world of such Darkness, it may be felt. Some of the darkest places, spiritually speaking, are denominational churches. Bible believers know that the Gentile churches end in apostacy like Israel's denominations ended in apostacy. And as Israel crucified his own Messiah, the Gentiles are crucifying Him unto themselves a second time.
Darkness speaks of religion which is "a covering" for sin and shame. Light scatters Darkness. The only covering, the only hiding Place acceptable to God is under the shed blood of the innocent One. And the one way to access that bloody covering is to walk in the Light God is fulfilling NOW.
To paraphrase I John 1:7, "Unless our lives are written epistles of the Word God is fulfilling now, we are not and cannot come under the blood of Christ (or be born-again), neither can we share truly Spiritual fellowship with genuine Christians".
Darkness speaks of ignorance and uncertainty while religion is man-made reasoning. Light speaks of revelation and a clear understanding, which is faith, and the secure knowledge of a certain outcome that comes only from the PRESENT Truth. The mind of Christ in you.
We need to search the Scriptures daily, rightly dividing the Word of Truth, in order to recognize OUR day and ITS Message and see that part of the Word living through us. We need to find the Light God is shining for OUR day.
Matthew 2:1-7, 'When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the reign of Herod, wise men came from the east to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He born King of the Tribe of Judah? for we saw His Star in the east, and have come to worship Him".
Alll Jerusalem was filled with speculation while King Herod was troubled by these sayings, and demanded of the religious leaders, where the prophets had said Messiah should be born.
And they told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea: for the prophet Micah wrote, `Bethlehem, isn't just an insignificant Judean village, for out of it will come a Governor, Who shall rule My people Israel'."
Then, when he'd privately called the wise men, Herod inquired of them diligently when the Star had first appeared'.
That Star the wise men followed for two years was not moon-glow. It was the Shekinah, the Logos or Angel of the Covenant that led the children of Israel as a Cloud by day and a Pillar of Fire by night. Ezekiel called It "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord". It traveled, from the east to the west, just like the Gospel.
The Bible tells us that in the end-time this Light would reappear or "be restored" in the west, traveling back east to gather Israel from bondage a second time. Malachi and Jesus said "Elijah the prophet will come and restore the heart of the children to the Light of their Apostolic fathers" (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11).
Zechariah said "It will be Light in the evening time" -- in the west or setting of the sun. In a day of compromise, the faith has been lost once again, not by Roman martyrdom this time; Protestant neglect to earnestly contend for the apostolic faith has caused their return to religious bondage. Like Israel they were made free, but backslid into religious bondage again (Zechariah 14:7).
Isaiah foretold how at this time, "Darkness would cover the earth, and gross darkness would cover all peoples" (Isaiah 60:2).
Light, natural or Spiritual light, shines brightest in darkness as a virtuous woman with her uncut hair, unpainted face and modest feminine attire is like a flower amidst the weeds of painted shorts and jeans-wearing women with cut hair (that signifies they have rejected the authority of God and man). It is the law of contrast.
In Matthew's Gospel, which is addressed primarily to Israel, the disciples asked Jesus, "What will be the Sign of Your second or "parousia" Coming (to Israel)?" Jesus explained that under the manifestation of the Sixth Seal that Sign will be the supernatural Cloud or Shekinah (like that which would received Him into heaven -- Acts 1:9-11). His "parousia" will NOT be His physical return but the Light of His revelation to the 144,000 elect Israelites and signifying the Word coming to wreak vengeance on their enemies -- His enemies -- prior to His glorified physical return to step out on their ashes after all life has been destroyed in Armageddon.
Jesus went on to say that following the future destruction of the Temple (by Roman General Titus), Israel will experience tribulation throughout the 2,000 years of the Gentile dispensation (under the manifestation of the Six Trumpets). He explained how those days will have to be "shortened" for His elect New Testament Church who will be translated, otherwise all flesh would be destroyed in Armageddon and this "shortening of days" commences at the revelation of the Seven Seals. That is when "time is no more". His tarrying to mediate for the ignorance of the Church Age saints ends with the close of the Laodicean Church Age., and the revelation of the Seven Seals brings us "that which is perfect" -- the fullness of the Word -- and "does away" with intercession for "that which was in part" which was needful only so long as the Book was sealed.
The Laodicean Church Age ended in 1963 when Christ fulfilled Revelation 4 and 5 and claimed the Book of Redemption, opened the Seals and revealed them to God's elect by the Message of the angel to that Age, William Branham. This "finished the mystery of God" and introduced Christ's second or "parousia" Coming to the Church (Revelation 10:1-7).
During "the shortening of days" -- shortened by the end of His Mediatorial work -- Jesus said false Christs would arise, falsely claiming they are anointed to expound the Message of His Prophet, William Branham. Paul foretold that as Jannes and Jambres impersonated Moses, these will falsely re-present or teach the end-time Message. Like Judas, these are make-believers who walked with the prophet, pretending to follow the Message but are without the faith, and their folly will be manifest to all of God's elect.
In the Message denominations are another group who are unbelievers in the end-time Message of God's Prophet. Like Israel in the days of His flesh, these are their own interpreters of God's Word. They believe in the second Coming, but as Israel rejected their Elijah (of Malachi 3:1), these have rejected their Elijah (of Malachi 4:5-6) and are looking for the third or second physical Coming of Messiah to destroy Rome and establish the Millennium. But this is the restoration of Kingdom of Israel with Jesus Christ and the elect Church in the Throne after Armageddon (Revelation 3:21).
The unbeliever is actually expecting a Man to descend from heaven in a Cloud. But Jesus said every eye shall see Him. His second or "parousia" Coming is universal. No man can appear universally. And Jesus said "Do NOT look for a man, look for LIGHT or revelation of the Word. The same Son-Light that shone in the East at the dawn of the Church will be restored in the West or evening-time of the Gospel. And where you find that living Body-Word, there you will find God's elect gathered" (Matthew 24:23-27; 17:11; Malachi 4:6).
The evening Light of Christ's parousia gathers His Gentile Bride in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Next its revealed to Israel via the ministry of two Hebrew prophets under their Seventh Trump (Matthew 24:30-31; Revelation 11:1-19; Zechariah 4; 12-14:9).
And we're so thankful for God's Star-Light that's been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit in these last days. That we have the privilege of declaring His end-time Message, and of assembling for worship, having this blessed assurance: that someday Christ is taking His Church Home.
As Christians, we're thankful to be the Light-bearers of THIS age; ready to manifest the promised Word for OUR day, knowing that from the beginning, God allotted His Word to every Age. As we look back upon the Word, we see there was an anointing in each of those Ages to fulfill their part of that Word. There's a Word allotted to this Age. And the Holy Spirit is here now, on earth, seeking hearts to manifest and vindicate the promised Word for this day.
These wise men said, "We saw His Star in the East and have come to worship Him." In other words, we've seen the Sign prophesied for THIS age in which we live.
I wonder, my Brother or Sister, have you seen His Star in the West in these last days? It appeared publicly above Brother Branham on June 16, 1933, before a crowd of 5,000 when he was baptizing 500 in the Ohio River, and a Voice from heaven said, "As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming".
The Sign of Christ's "parousia" manifest above Tucson, Arizona on February 28, 1963 as foretold in Matthew 24, Acts 1 and Revelation 1. Tucson is the same latitude and altitude in the Western Hemisphere as Jerusalem in the Eastern Hemisphere. This Cloud was 26 miles high and 30 miles across. The revelation of the Seven Seals between March 17 and 24, 1963, brought Christ back to earth in Word form (I Corinthians 13:10). This was His "parousia".
By the grace of Almighty God, wise men in this day have seen His Star in the west, and have come out of Babylon and her harlot daughters to worship Him. It shall be Light in the evening time, the path to Glory you will surely find.
Speaking of wise men, a subscriber wrote reminding me Christmas is actually a pagan festival. Quoting Encyclopaedia Britannica, "Christmas on December 25th is first known to be celebrated in Rome in the second quarter of the 4th century. . . In the United States traditional Christmas customs were at first suppressed (as in England under the Commonwealth) because of the Puritan objections to them as pagan in origin, but since the middle of the nineteenth century the celebrations have increasingly become popular and commercialized" (1965 V 5, Christmas, William Benton, p. 214).
God's first Bible is the stars. And God always declares His plans in the heavens before He does anything on earth. The magi watched the stars for movement, then searched the Scriptures for its meaning. They were the Medes and Persians who became Mohammedans.
Daniel the prophet was their master when Judah was captive in Babylon. And he'd taught them all the things of God. He told them "there'll be a stone cut out of the mountain without hands that will smash the Gentile kingdoms, and will rule the earth."
They watched and worshipped their God by fires at night. One night while they were up there studying, a visitor appeared in the great constellation. They'd never seen a Star just standing there. Of course, they could find nothing in their own writings so they went back to Daniel, and read, "There's coming a stone -- a star out of Jacob shall rise out of Israel."
They knew something was taking place. And the wise men said, "We have seen His Star in the east." They were in the east when they saw It, in Babylon which is east of Jerusalem. Two years later they were in the west saying, "We have come to worship Him."
Scripture says, "They came to a young child," not a baby. They had to travel two years by camel from beyond the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. That's why Herod slew all the children from two years old.
Nowadays, men take the Roman Catholic church's conception of when Jesus was born. According to Scripture, He could not have been born on the twenty-fifth of December, because there's several feet of snow in Judea in that time. The shepherds could not have been out on the hills. I'd be contrary to nature. And Jesus came according to nature. Jesus was born in Spring time.
Jesus was born in April or May. He was a Lamb. That's why He was born in a barn; then laid in a manger or feed bin. Lambs are born outside in barns, in straw, and not in a house. When He was taken to Calvary, He was led like a sheep. Go to a slaughter house; they use a goat or something to lead the sheep; a sheep has to be led. In every way, He was typed by nature, so He had to be born when lambs are born. And that's in April.
But Rome worshipped the sun-god, whose birthday was between the twenty-first and the twenty-fifth of December. The Roman circus celebrated the S_U_N god's birthday. Christianity was mixed into Romanism at Nicea. They said, "Let's call it the S_O_N of God's birthday, and then we can all agree."
It's always a compromise of Truth. And today we find out that all of our holidays are polluted. The commercial world has everything in such a tangle and mess. But in this hour of darkness in which we live, Christians should be holding forth the Light and truth of Christmas. Lightning splitting dark, angry skies, proves that there can be light in the time of darkness.
The birth of Jesus Christ had to be at that dark time, when there was a murderous king, to fulfill prophecy spoken hundreds of years beforehand, "In Rama, Rachel weeping for her children, and they were not." When God speaks a Word by His prophet, no matter how long It lingers, It must come to pass, because It's a seed. Jesus said the Word of God is a seed that a Sower sowed, and must bear Its fruit in Its season. So this murderous king had to be on the throne at that time, to kill those children.
As Jesus was becoming a complete baby ready to be born, the king's commandment began the great persecution. And the time is coming when the fullness of the godhead is to be manifested in the Sons of God. Modern Herods, Rome's Protestant surrogates, are forming a Council of Churches to try to stop this by another persecution, exactly as it was then.
Herod ordered all men to register for the taxation census in their birthplace, not knowing he was working in harmony with God's plan. How many priests might have cursed Herod at that time. How many said in their heart, "If we could get hold of him, we'd do so-and-so." Not knowing it was working according to God's plan.
Today, we sometimes curse communism, or the planned destruction of our once Christian society, by legislation against morals, family values, surrender of national sovereignty, or destruction of our economic base in order to accommodate the godless NWO. But it's working exactly in God's hand to take Babylon off this earth.
If those ministers in His day had just read and studied that Word, they'd have known that had to happen. These things, that happened down there to this little couple may have seemed strange to them, but it was all working together for good.
In this hour of Darkness, let your Light shine before all men and lift up your heads for your full redemption draws near.
In Philippians 2:12 Paul admonished us, ". . . work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." The word "work" means perform, accomplish or achieve, and this great prophet is really not speaking of "salvation" but of their election. He is encouraging the Philippians to "study to know that they are approved of God", or born-again, thus "making their election and calling sure" (II Timothy 2:15; II Peter 1:10).
In other words II Corinthians 13:5, "Examine yourselves, whether you are really in the faith; prove your own selves. Knowing that unless Jesus Christ is in you, unless you are reprobates".
Paul is instructing us to PROVE whether it is the one and only understanding of God's unchanging thoughts as declared by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began, or the letter and sincere learning without the Spirit. The vast majority of so-called Christians have even less than this, believing man-made traditions of denominations which never had any basis in Scripture. Others a little more up-to-date, recognize God sent the prophet William Branham in our day and have learned the letter of his Message, but because they are not born-again and are very likely sitting under a pastor who has never been born-again, they too are without the Spirit.
It is commendable to have recognized God sent a prophet to the Laodicean Church Age, to believe and have learned what his Message says . . . but what does it MEAN. Have you taken It back to the Bible from Genesis to Revelation?
If you see these things but believe we are still living in the Laodicean Age, imagine Christ is still a Mediator, that the "rapture" has not yet begun, do not see that Christ's "parousia" Coming was in 1963 and that He is here now, or if you tolerate unregenerated Jews or women preachers in the pulpit, assume it is acceptable to God that women cut their hair, go mixed bathing, paint their faces and wear clothes that pertain to a man, that homosexuality is acceptable or that men may wear uncut hair, go mixed bathing, smoke and drink . . . then you are believing sin, and if your pastor tolerates any of these things he lacks the evidence of the new birth.
The enemy of God and man has been very patient biding his time wherein he will take absolute control of this earth. "And all the world will wonder . . . and everyone but the elect of God will do homage to the Beast (who will be the Devil-incarnate Pope and his Roman church). America and the union of Protestant churches will enforce this idolatrous supplication" (Revelation 13:4, 8, 13).
We imagine such a thing could never happen in America, Australia, Canada, Great Britain or any Commonwealth countries because we are protected by our Constitutions, Bills of Rights, etc., but careful researchers have been discovering the Talmudic deception in these statutes, acts and charters. Not only were they drafted by devious men whom we honor but who were very often traitors. Such documents may not be interpreted by common sense language but must be understood under the conventions of International law and ancient statutes and precedents in law dating back to the foreign treaties enacted by European sovereigns and the Roman Catholic church.
Do you see how the natural types the Spiritual? God's Word may not be interpreted by modern reasoning or by denominational traditions but must be understood according to the mind of God revealed through the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. In other words, God's Word is consistent with no shadow of turning from His first prophet, Adam, to the last prophet. This is why He sent William Branham in these last days to restore the apostolic faith.
Sure, God "winked" at the ignorance of the Church Age saints. He was a Mediator then. He's not "winking" now. And He requires every Word. Just as part-Word and a Mediator has been done away since the perfect interpretation of the Word has come, and Christ is not Judge, applying the Absolute of the fullness of the revealed Word, so the Constitutions we thought were "by the people and for the people" will very soon be the certificates of enslavement of every individual living under a Western democracy (so-called).
Foreign Treaties are the supreme law and over rule constitutional law. The ancient treaties of the monarchs and the Vatican are all in effect plus the more recent foreign treaties with the United (or Jewnited) Nations. The trap is set. Soon it will be sprung.
Why? How? Because we let our minister or kind old priest "do" our religion for us and did not "earnestly contend for the apostolic faith". And because we allowed unregenerated politicians with dual nationality, women politicians and politicians who represented the political parties of every persuasion that are controlled lock, stock and barrel by the International Money-Power to "manage" and sell-out our liberty, our economies and our sovereignty, and send the cream of our young men to fight wars they planned and provoked to multiply their wealth and power, and eventually bring about the enslavement of the nations under one world government of a non-elected non-representative elite posing as God's "chosen people". And they are chosen by God. For utter destruction.
Over the past two years the Newsletters have endeavored to direct you to the One Friend Who will stand beside you when, in the very near future all else -- father, mother, sister, brother, neighbor -- forsake you. That Friend in the revealed Word of God united with you by faith, which is a clear understanding. We have sought to demonstrate how the denominational churches are ALL apostate and know it not, and how they are uniting with Rome to bring on the great tribulation. And how Modern History records the prophecy of Daniel 2, being the record of bloody wars, deceptions and theft wrought upon the human race by the rivalry between the Roman false church and the monetary and political corruption of the self- styled Jew whose chief people control the Vatican and whose polluted blood flows through the veins of all the Royal Houses of Europe.
Bible Believers' web site has set forth everything you need to see these things in God's Word, in historical and current events. You must take these things and prove them until you understand clearly and with such confidence you know it is truth and not psychology.
Over the holiday season, spare a little time to "work out your own salvation". A rich selection of Teaching Sermons, transcripts of Radio Broadcasts, Books and Newsletters is available on our web site. And for those who are secure in the faith but need a clearer understanding on the long-term traps that have been set in the constitutions of American and the British Commonwealth nations I commend you to new research by The Informer, "Fallacy & Myth of the People being the Sovereign -- And that the Constitution was for the Common Man" and, "??"Australia -- a Colony of the City of London". nl102.htm
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