Bible Believers' Newsletter 1020
"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.
Today we continue our study, "The Friend of the Bridegroom." The theme of our current news articles is reminiscent of Jeremiah 51:7, "Babylon has been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunk: the nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are mad." The fourth and terminal Gentile world empire and apostate Christendom is maddened by the golden cup of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. "Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe to them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!"
At the terminus of the Christian dispensation the blind are leading the blind into the "deep ditch" and "narrow pit" that is Rome. As it was in the days of Noah, the world is falling apart again.
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 End of International Law?
April 10, 2018 — Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sergueï Lavrov: Over the last few years, Washington has been promoting the concept of 'unilateralism.' International Law and the United Nations are supposed to bow to the power of the united States.
This concept of political life is born of the History of the united States—the colonists who came to the Americas intended to live as they chose and make a fortune there. Each community developed its own laws and refused the intervention of a central government in local affairs. The President and the Federal Congress are charged with Defense and Foreign Affairs, but like the citizens themselves, they refused to accept an authority above their own.
Bill Clinton attacked Yugoslavia, blithely violating Internal Law. George Bush Jr. did the same by attacking Iraq, and Barack Obama by attacking Libya and Syria. As for Donald Trump, he has never hidden his distrust of supra-national rules. Making an allusion to the Cebrowski-Barnett doctrine, Sergueï Lavrov declared: "We have the clear impression that the United States seek to maintain a state of controlled chaos in this immense geopolitical area [the Near East], hoping to use it to justify the military presence of the USA".
The United Kingdom also seem to feel quite comfortable with breaking the Law. Last month, it accused Moscow in the 'Skripal affair,' without the slightest proof, and attempted to unite a majority of the General Assembly of the UN to exclude Russia from the Security Council. It would of course be easier for the Anglo-Saxons to unilaterally rewrite the Law without having to take notice of the opinions of their opponents. Moscow does not believe that London took this initiative. It considers that Washington is calling the shots . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: The Jewish regime of the apostate 'rogue' united States is "the image unto the beast" (Revelation 13:11-15).
'Let's start by destroying US Chemical Weapons': Russia responds to Trump's Plea to 'End Arms Race'
April 11, 2018 — Maria Zakharova, spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, reminded President Trump that the US still hasn't got rid of its chemical weapons stockpile . . . After signing the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1997, the US pledged to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile—the second biggest in the world—by 2012. After repeatedly missing the deadline, it now promises to do so by 2023. Russia, which once owned more chemical weapons than any other state, declared itself free of them in 2017. Image: Mustard gas-filled 155mm projectiles at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado. © Reuters Full story: on.rt.com
US Dropped Plague-Infected Fleas on North Korea in March 1952
April 3, 2018 — There is a great deal of misunderstanding between the people of the United States and North Korea. This is largely due to the lack of information the average US citizen has about the suffering endured by Koreans during the Korean War, including war crimes committed by US forces.
While US forces carpet bombed North Korea, bombed irrigation dams, and threatened nuclear attack, their most controversial action was the use of bacteriological or biological weapons during the war . . . Only in February 2018 was a full documentary report on the US use of germ warfare during the Korean War, prepared and written by mostly West European scientists 66 years ago, released online in easy-to-read format . . . the dropping of plague-infected human fleas on a single small village . . . includes a US cover-up about Japan's use of biological weapons in World War II, and testimony from a Marine Corps colonel about how the US conceptualized its germ warfare campaign . . . Full story: medium.com
Comment: Jesus Christ also considers the Jew-controlled USA the "exceptional country" as disclosed in Revelation 13:11-18.
'Moderate Rebels' evacuated from Ghouta
April 7, 2018 — Take a good look at this photo and observe closely the two men on the far left, one carrying the kalachnikov and the other with the headgear. How do you tell a [US-UK-NATO recruited, trained, armed, paid and commanded] 'moderate rebel' (sic) of Ghouta from one of the ordinary residents of Ghouta? All you need to do is contrast the good health and clothes of the first lot with the emaciated bodies and rags of the second lot. The Syrian Arab Army has just discovered that Irbine, an area in the liberated Ghouta, holds stocks of foodstuffs and a hospital that is very well equipped. However, the UN and Humanitarian NGOs have given assurances that it was the 'regime' that was starving the population to death and denying it access to health care . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: These cuthroats represent one of many proxy armies of the Jewish-ruled united States, a truly 'exceptional' Christian nation that rejected its last opportunity for national repentence in 1956/7. "The last vision was wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:3).
The Truth about the Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria
April 8, 2018 — The banksters of the City of London are obviously behind this black op . . . Resident Trump serving the Deep State in this conveniently planned war to defend US/UK/NATO funded, armed and paid ISIS, Daesh, al Qauda, al Nusrah, etc. . .
Full story: youtube.com
April 14, 2018 — (Sergei Lavrov’s response to the Salisbury incident: There is regress. We are not seeing any progress. We have not yet received any official inquiry from London on the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter. In turn, we officially notified the Brits that we will be ready to answer their inquiry if they formulate it on the basis of their own commitments under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) that requires that an official inquiry is sent in such cases to the competent bodies of the country that is suspected of the crime that has been committed. Such an inquiry has not been sent.
Moreover, a spokesman of the United Kingdom in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons started asking our representative why we are bringing the Chemical Weapons Convention into this conversation . . .
April 8, 2018 — His master's voice (or how an obedient dog goes to war). The pretext used in this trumpeted false flag was announced by Nikki Haley at the UNSC on March 12th, almost one month ago! . . . Trump probably did not realize that he was told to threaten only Syria and not Russia and Iran. Although, who knows, maybe the rabidly psychopathic Neocons who now run the White House actually did tell him to bark up Russia and Iran too . . . tonight, yet again, we are headed for war, a war in which Israel will use the USA as its "attack pit-bull" in pursuit of its narrow regional interests (topple Assad, trigger a war with Iran) and thereby put all of mankind at risk.
As Israel Shahak put it so brilliantly: this is a case of "think locally, act globally." And the once proud West now silently obeys his Master's voice.
April 8, 2018 — Opinions outside China range from being nonplussed, to claiming it is the most important news in modern financial history, but you would have to search far and wide in Eurangloland (NATO, EU, Israel, Australia and New Zealand) and its heavily censored and suppressed media, to see for yourself . . . Hitler called it the Big Lie. Eurangloland learned from a master [whom] Moses commanded the Israelites to "slay utterly," and [whom] Jesus Christ identified as Cain's race of liars who are absent the Book of Life (Deuteronomy 7:2; John 8:44). The Petro-yuan is the newest weapon for the China-Russia-Iran anti-USD Alliance.
The attack Israel is reported to have carried out in Syria, during the early hours of Monday morning, badly aggravated tensions on the northern front. Israel won't say it is indeed behind the overnight strike in Syria, but admitted in the past of attacking the T-4 air base . . . (haaretz.com).
Donald Trump in defense of US/NATO/Russia mercenaries ISIS with propaganda threat to invade innocent Syria in response to US-Israeli false flag gas attack and proven lies, youtube.com
Comment: The end of the Christian dispensation is imminent, signified by unprecedented tectonic activity prophesied by Isaiah, Ezekiel, Joel, Zechariah, Jesus Christ, Paul and William Branham. The belligerent US is preparing war on Russia, but with faux Israel, the united States, Australia's east coast and New Zealand devastated and NATO in a shambles, America's "war hawks" won't have a leg to stand on. Russia will take the war to mainland USA with altruistic common sense and peaceful intent. After Christ's Bride of all ages is resurrected and translated Satan will be cast down incarnate in the Pope who will assemble a federation of world religions, and in covenant with Jewry refinance the US dollar and restore peace.
The sovereign City States of the Vatican, London and Washington are desperate to ignite the 'hot stage' of the ongoing World War III before matters escape their control. While Second Passover this year will be Saturday, April 28 – 29 and "the Day of Pentecost will be fully come" Sunday, May 20, I expect thirteen months "preaching to the total lost," intensification of 'the squeeze,' and a hastening toward depression worse than the Great Depression unleashed by the unprecedented concussion of nature "shaking not the earth only but also heaven," collapsing the US dollar and the global economy overnight.
Dr. Chris Busby on the Skripal Russia Poisoning
April 6, 2018 — Dr. Busby worked for several years at the famous Wellcome Research laboratories in Beckenham, London as a Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Chemistry. His job, at the basic level, was to help determine the structure and origin of pharmaceutical compounds. He is an expert in this area. He also carried out similar work at Queen Mary College London for his first PhD. and synthesised complex organic chemicals. From that, he relates that the synthesis of a specific small organic chemical like the supposed Novichoks is not very difficult. Most synthetic organic chemists could knock up small quantities of the 234 compound, given the structure. There is no way that the compound that was detected in the Skripal attack could be traced to a Russian laboratory (or any laboratory) by any lab unless the lab already had a sample known to come from the Russian laboratory (or the source laboratory) . . . Full story: youtube.com
Coming Financial Crisis will be much worse than Great Depression – Investor Peter Schiff
April 7, 2018 — "The bad news is, we are going to live through another Great Depression and it's going to be very different . . . in many ways, much much worse than what people had to endure during the Great Depression," Schiff said, as quoted by ZeroHedge. "This is going to be a dollar crisis."
According to Schiff, the US Federal Reserve is propping up the markets to urge people to spend more, but in fact, the wealth created is a bubble. "It's actually doing damage. If you create a bunch of phony wealth, and people end up spending money that they otherwise would have saved, you are undermining economic growth," he said. In January, Schiff predicted that "the economy is going to blow up like a bomb" because of the Federal Reserve policy, but President Donald Trump will be to blame.
"Unfortunately, that's what Trump has inherited from Obama. But it's not even really just Obama, it's the Federal Reserve. It's the monetary policy that has been passed like a baton from Clinton to Bush to Obama and now to Trump. And we're near the end of the game and unfortunately, Trump's gonna be the fall guy. This thing is all gonna collapse while he's president," Schiff said. The tax cuts will give the Democratic Party a reason to blame the collapse all on Trump and the Republicans, the investor added. Full story: rt.com
Comment: Precisely what Brother Branham prophesied in 1933: "When God sends forth a Message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing" (Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100).
Dept. Homeland Security compiling Database of Journalists & 'Media Influencers'
April 6, 2018 — The details of the attached Request for Information [Media Monitoring Services], however, outline a plan to gather and monitor the public activities of media professionals and influencers and are enough to cause nightmares of constitutional proportions, particularly as the freedom of the press is under attack worldwide. And "attack" is not hyperbolic.
As part of its "media monitoring," the DHS seeks to track more than 290,000 global news sources as well as social media in over 100 languages . . . for instant translation into English. The successful contracting company will have "24/7 access to a password protected, media influencer database, including journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc." in order to "identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event."
"Any and all media coverage," as you might imagine, is quite broad and includes "online, print, broadcast, cable, radio, trade and industry publications, local sources, national/international outlets, traditional news sources, and social media."
The database will be browsable by "location, beat and type of influencer," and for each influencer, the chosen contractor should "present contact details and any other information that could be relevant, including publications this influencer writes for, and an overview of the previous coverage published by the media influencer." One aspect of the media coverage to be gathered is its "sentiment" . . .
Full story: forbes.com
Comment: 'The squeeze' tightens.
US Visa Applicants to be asked for Social Media History: State Department
March 30, 2018 — In a broad expansion of the information gathered from applicants for US visas, the federal government is proposing to collect social media identities from nearly everyone who seeks entry into the United States, according to a State Department filing on Friday. The proposal, if approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), would require most immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants to list all social media identities they have used in the past five years. The information will be used to vet and identify them, according to the proposals, which would affect about 14.7 million people annually . . . Full story: reuters.com
Comment: Certainly the united States and Nigeria have been vetting applicants for visas via the CIA's Google and FaceBook since at least 2015. This is an element of 'the squeeze'.
Will America accept Defeat or Challenge Russian Bear & Chinese Dragon
March 28, 2018 — Russia introduced China to Syria during the war when the Chinese navy arrived in the Mediterranean and reached the shores of Tartous and Lattakia to send a message to America and its allies that the monolithic dominance of the world was over.
There are thousands of Chinese jihadists who fought with ISIS and al-Qaeda and Beijing was concerned, willing to see all these killed in Syria. Cooperation between the Chinese and the Syrian intelligence services was established. Damascus has a unique and a very rich bank of information about foreign fighters many countries in the world would like to have access . . . Washington is . . . refusing to give up on the crown of world domination . . . ready to fight against the "axis opposing the US" using other means outside Syria . . . expelling Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions on China and Iran . . . defeat in Syria is obviously very painful . . . the world no longer believes in the US's military muscles . . . two potential countries, less arrogant and willing to create alliances rather than bullying weaker countries: Russia and China . . . gathering more allies against the US axis . . .
Putin did not declare war on America but extended his hand and tried to build friendship . . . But Washington saw in Moscow the potentiality to recover in a couple of decades and worked on slowing down the process or interrupting it . . . the US started to pull to its side many countries of the ex-Soviet Union which have declared independence and include these in NATO and in the European Union surrounding Russia.
China, which includes cheap labour and can clone any commercial or military technology, like Russia has perceived America's fear of its rapid economic development and wealth. Thus, the Chinese-Russian rapprochement was mainly created by the aggressive US policy towards the two countries . . . because the American concentrate exclusively on military muscle when dealing with the World . . . aware of their naval superiority and know that China needs the sea for its commerce and for its supply of energy.
China started to protect itself by setting up the Eurasian political and economic Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in June 2001 with the goal also to focus on economic initiatives, increase military and counter terrorism cooperation with intelligence sharing. This Cooperation includes about half of the World's total population and the states (including five nuclear states) of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Iran, India and Pakistan—and rejected Washington's and Tokyo's request to be observers only . . .
Full story: ejmagnier.com
Comment: The united States is "the image unto the beast" (Revelation 13:15-18).
'Big Brother' in India requires Fingerprint Scans for Food, Phones & Finances
April 7, 2018 — India has collected biometric data on most of its 1.3 billion residents, to be used in a nationwide identity system called Aadhaar, meaning "foundation" . . . government has made registration mandatory for hundreds of public services and many private ones, from taking school exams to opening bank accounts. India's program is in a league of its own, both in the mass collection of biometric data and in the attempt to link it to everything—traffic tickets, bank accounts, pensions, even meals for undernourished schoolchildren . . .
Full story: nytimes.com
The Friend of the Bridegroom, Part II
The Bridegroom chose a loyal friend to prepare His earthly Bride for their wedding. He would accompany her throughout the betrothal and help her to "make herself ready," clothed in the Word for her day (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7; Revelation 19:7). He acts as an intermediary, the confidant of both in the interest of the Bridegroom. He was charged with the preliminaries of the marriage, he arranged the contract, acted for the Bridegroom during the betrothal, arranged for and presided at the festivities of the wedding itself. It was a position of honour relative to that of the Bridegroom Himself, given to his chief friend who then rejoiced in His joy.
John the Baptist was "the friend of the Bridegroom" who introduced Jesus Messiah to Israel. His ministry was rejected and the Messiah was crucified by the wicked hands of those He came to redeem. Thereafter He ceased dealing with the Israel nation, and from the Day of Pentecost He began "to take out a people for His Name from Adam's race." Nevertheless, for fifteen hundred years the Church was composed of mostly Israelite converts. Throughout the Church Ages God sent seven earthly angels whose Messages baptized the elect of each Age into their position in the Body. These seven men fulfilled the duties of "the friend of the Bridegroom" during the dispensations in which the Book was sealed for Christ is only marrying a virgin to the W_O_R_D.
Gentile numbers grew in the Thyatira Church Age, becoming the majority in Sardis; the Light increased throughout the Reformation until Laodicea ended in apostasy in 1963, and knows it not fifty-five years later (Romans 11:32; II Timothy 3:1 – 4:4; Revelation 3:17-20).
The mystery of the trinity is the central doctrine of Judaeo-Roman Catholicism upon which all the other teachings of that church are based (Handbook for Today's Catholic, p. 16). If the Judaeo-Roman church was to prevail in enforcing her doctrines on Christendom, all opposition to the Trinity doctrine must be eliminated. Among the principal obstructions to Rome's political ascendancy—three Germanic tribes that adhered to Arianism were "plucked up"—the Heruli (AD493), the Vandals (AD534) and the Ostrogoths (AD538) for rejecting the "Little Horn" or Pope by refusing to take Rome's "mark of the beast," Trinitarianism (Daniel 7:8, 20, 24; Revelation 17:11-18). Like Trinitarianism, Arianism is heretical, and although it believes in only one God it denies the Deity of Jesus Messiah (John 3:36; Newsletter 687).
Prior to their destruction, Emperor Justinian issued a decree in AD533 appointing the Bishop of Rome head over all Christian churches in both the Eastern and Western divisions of the Empire. But this edict could not be enforced until the Arian Ostrogoths, who were in control of Rome, were "plucked up." Jesus prophesied that Rome and her apostate (once) Protestant daughters will again force the mark of the beast "and that no one might buy or sell, save he that had the mark of the beast, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (Revelation 13:15-18).
Estimates vary from 50 to 150 millions killed by the Roman Catholic Church. Who with any knowledge of the persecutions of the Waldenses, the ravages of the Duke of Alva, the fires of Smithfield; the tortures of Goa, the crusades, the massacres, and the inquisitions could doubt that Papal Rome "made war with the saints and prevailed against them?" I urge you to read Foxes' Book of Martyrs which contains much information concerning the persecutions of Rome in its pursuit of absolute mind control. As we noted in Newsletter 1019 until the Sardis Church Age, the congregations were nearly all Israelite or "them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." So when we apply these statistics to Rome, we should recognize from the Hegelian dialectic of the First Nicaea Council that the Judaeo-Catholic church was a Jewish 'front' designed to destroy the faith.
II Timothy 3:1, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come" (II Peter 3:3; Isaiah 2 – 4). "The last days" refers to the end of the Messianic age of redemption and completion and the personal (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming of the Lord to His Bride (Matthew 24:27, 37, 39; I Corinthians 15:23; I Thessalonians 4:16); then after our translation, to the 144,000 elect Israelites. I Timothy 4:1 foretold in what manner the falling away from the faith would reveal itself through the Church Ages, he now announces the outward immorality which would be coupled with this falling away within the outward visible form of apostate Christianity and the church, which are no more than the world with God's Name on it. This once future prophecy is now in full force in the world church system which is "materially rich and in need of nothing, but spiritually bankrupt of faith, wretched and pitiable, blind to God's Word, naked of the Blood, and knows it not" (Revelation 3:17-20).
"For men shall be lovers of 'I, me, and myself,' covetous, noisy self-asserters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, for whom nothing is holy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the miraculous authority of God's Word: turn away from such people."
"For of this sort are those who work their way into households and captivate silly women burdened with sins and swayed by diverse impulses, ever learning, and never able to come to the revelation of the Truth—Christ the Word. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the revelation and "say what the tapes say": men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men [when we have departed], as theirs also was . . . and [in the time of the squeeze] all who live godly will become a hunted and persecuted little group . . . But evil men and imposters will wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
"You, however, must continue in what you have learned and proven in God's unchanging Word, knowing from whom you have learned it; and that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God, and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."
II Timothy 4:1-5 brings us to Laodicea: "I charge you in the Presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the Message; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but to satisfy their own desires they will gather up teachers that will tickle their ears; and they shall turn from listening to the truth, and be turned unto fables. But keep your head, watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry."
This compound prophecy was God's command to His Prophet, William Branham, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5, 6b and Matthew 17:11, the seventh angel of Revelation 10:7 and "friend of the Bridegroom." Early one morning the Lord told him to climb up into Sabino Canyon. Praying with outstretched arms, a sword struck his hand; it had a pearl handle (wisdom) with a guard of gold (deity); the blade shone like silver (redemption) and it was feather-edge sharp (the Word Hebrews 4:12). And he thought, "Isn't that the prettiest thing?" Just fits my hand. Then a Voice shook down through there that rocked the rocks, said, "It's the Sword of the King." Then he came out of the vision. Later, the Angel of the Lord revealed it was the Word in the hand. It's for your ministry: the Seven Seals will be opened and "the mystery of God will be finished."
His evangelism spearheaded the post World War II healing revival around the world, revealing "Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever," discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:13; 13:8; Luke 17:28-30), casting out demons, restoring sight to the blind, making cripples whole and raising the dead. Like Jesus' early ministry its purpose was to establish a following of believers who would attend his latter meetings and witness His prophetic Message that would reveal the mysteries of the Seven Thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It is these divinely revealed 'mystery truths' that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers.
On March 8, 1963 the Prophet was on Sunset Mountain when there was a blast of seven thunders and he was caught up in the Pillar of Cloud formed by the theophanies of the angels to the Seven Church Ages, he being the seventh. Christ fulfilled Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-6, and I Thessalonians 4:13-16a. The Laodicean Church Age and Christ's mediation for ignorance of the fullness of the Word were fulfilled (I Corinthians 13:10). Redemption was over and he was told to return to Jeffersonville where the Lord would unfold The Revelation of the Seven Seals meaning we are in "the time of the end" (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:6). Since "The mystery of God is finished," we are "no longer children, tossed to and fro, and carried by every denominational wind, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive." THUS SAITH THE LORD makes the folly of seducing clergy spirits manifest and brings us to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
John 5:26-29, "For as the Father has Life in Himself; so has He granted the Son to have Life in Himself and has given Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of man, King of kings and Judge." It is later than you think or dare imagine: "Awake you sleepyhead, arise from the dead and Christ shall give you Light (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27-28). See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil".
Christians are "written epistles" of "the present Truth" . . . what Jesus is doing now (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7) which is the Message of the angel ordained to your day; nothing else can quicken your soul to eternal Life and baptize you into the Body of Christ. This diagram shows that there are nine unique baptisms with the Holy Ghost, and that the revelations are cumulative from dispensation to dispensation, so are the blessings and condemnations. What baptized one into the Body of Christ in, say the Sardis Church Age, cannot bring new birth to the elect of a subsequent dispensation.
When the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again there was a breach between the Church Ages of PART-Word and the revelation of Jesus Christ, the mystery of God revealed. Since the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 it is IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to be baptized into Christ by the PART-Word Messages to the Seven Church Ages (I Corinthians 13:10).
Brother Branham was "the friend of the Bridegroom" who restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, defined the duties of Christ's earthly end-time Bride by expounding "Conduct, Order and Doctrine in the Church," and introduced her heavenly Bridegroom. "The marriage of the Lamb has come to pass and His Wife has made herself ready" for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in His Father's house (John 14:1-3). The heavenly antitype of the traditional seven-day Israelite wedding feast will occupy the seven prophetic years of Daniel's Seventieth Week wherein a prophet with the anointing that endued Moses will bring the Law, statutes and judgments to the remembrance of 144,000 elect Israelites as prophesied in Malachi 4:5. God will only receive His Word (Exodus 20:18-19; Deuteronomy 4:1-13; 18:15-22).
The Law was read at the feast of Tabernacles in the sabbatical year: Deuteronomy 31:10-13, "Moses commanded Israel, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of Tabernacles, when all Israel is come to appear before the Lord your God in the place which He shall choose, you shall read this Law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and the (Heb.) 'Ger' stranger that is within your gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the Words of this Law: and that their children, which have not known anything, may hear, and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as you live in the Land which you are about to cross Jordan to possess".
The Old Testament presents a shadow whereby we can foresee, recognize and vindicate good things to come in the New Testament. The second delivery of the Law in Deuteronomy types Brother Branham's second delivery or restoration of the Paul's Gospel to the Bride Age saints (Malachi 4:6b; Matthew 17:11; Jude 3) with strict orders not to walk in the precepts of the denominational fathers or be contaminated with their idols—creed and traditions that make the Word of God of none effect (Matthew 15:9; Galatians 1:8-9). God spoke mouth to mouth with Moses, Jesus Christ and Brother Branham but since Exodus 20:18-19 He will no longer speak to the Israel nation mouth to mouth. The 144,000 Israelites will receive a second prophet anointed with the Spirit that endued Elijah, who, with their 'Moses,' will guide them through the prophecy of Leviticus 26:14-46 to reconcile God's chastisement of the nation against 2,500 years of history and plant the Seed of truth that will blossom to the revelation of Jesus Christ and new birth in one day in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Isaiah 66:8; Zechariah 12:9 – 13:9).
In Genesis 45, Joseph, a type of Christ, hid his Gentile wife and their two children in the palace before He revealed himself to his brethren. They signify the Pentecostal and Capstone Bride, the "two wave loaves" of Leviticus 23:17. "Jesus is Alpha and Omega, the Word at the beginning and the Word at the end," not the PART-Word that required mediation in-between. We will be in the Palace when Jesus makes Himself known to his brothers. His blood brother Benjamin born during his absence in Egypt types the 144,000 elect Israelites who were born during Christ's absence with us Gentiles.
Redemption was over when the last Laodicean Age saint was baptized into Christ. His end-time Bride is already united, for we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary: we go to the Wedding Supper, not to the marriage. We are predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word through the revelation of the Seven Seals (Revelation 10:7). And we do have today, by God's help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with divine vindication. "Then that which is in part is done away with. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child; but when I become a man, I put away childish things" (COD, 1,005:57). Amen! We do not need mediation for ignorance.
Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride. Revelation 1:1, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him, to show His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel [William Branham] to His servant John." We know this is so because the Bible was sealed from before creation to "the time of the end" when it was revealed to the seventh angel, Brother Branham, who revealed it to His Church from March 17–24, 1963 (Revelation 10:7).
"Caught up in the Spirit into the Lord's Day, which is yet future, John heard a great Voice behind him [in man's day]" (Revelation 1:10). With both feet planted firmly on Patmos Island from AD95-96 John saw, heard and spoke with Brother Branham as he unfolded the mysteries from 1963–1965 and led John through the Revelations as Christ opened the Seals. John signified the revelation in Old Testament symbols. As the revelation was disclosed to Brother Branham after the end of Laodicea we know that these mysteries are exclusively for Christ's end-time Bride; none else can receive them. When you recognize the mysteries, that is God calling your name from the Lamb's Book of Life.
Revelation 4:1-2, "After the Laodicean Church Age ended (Revelation 3:22), "I . . . . (insert your name as a member of Christ's end-time Bride) . . . . saw and beheld a door still open in heaven; and the first voice which I heard as a trumpet talking with me (Revelation 1:10) said, "Come up here, and I will show you things that must be after [the Church Ages]. And immediately I was in the Spirit: and beheld a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the Throne." At this point every member foreknown in Christ's end-time Bride—even those not yet conceived—were present in theophany when Jesus claimed the Book of Redemption and opened the Seals (Revelation 5:11-14).
The threefold PROCESS of the 'rapture' began in 1963 (I Thessalonians 4:16). God has been calling the wise and foolish virgins OUT from the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church and her denominational and independent daughter churches for fifty-five years (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4). The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form and as Moses stood in the breach when Israel broke her blood Covenant and entered into idolatry and fornication (Exodus 32), Brother Branham stood in the gap when the Church Ages were fulfilled and introduced us to Christ the Archangel and fullness of the Word by the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6. "Behold the Bridegroom; come out to Meet Him!" The Pentecostals and denominations impersonating previous Moves of the Spirit had put Christ out and rejected His second Coming precisely as the Israelite denominations had rejected His first Coming (Romans 11:32; Hebrews 6:6; Revelation 3:20). The Prophet's Message was the "Shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 and Revelation 18:4, "Come out of Babylon and be filled with the Spirit." Today the only way one can cross the chasm from death to eternal Life, glorification and translation without death is by becoming a "written epistle" of his end-time Message which is Christ, the fullness of the Word.
The "Voice of the Archangel" is Christ in the heart of His Bride, whispering His amours by placing the Prophet's Message from Genesis to Revelation to bring her to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:50-52).
The Capstone was never placed on the Great Pyramid because it represents Jesus Christ, who said, "Have you never read in the scriptures, The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner: this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes" (Matthew 21:42; Psalm 118:22; I Peter 2:7). The Capstone is the fullness of the Word, "a living stone rejected by the Gentile denominations, but chosen of God, and precious in His sight, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house and holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."
Christ's end-time Bride is forming the Capstone and will manifest that we are the Sons of God. In 1964 Brother Branham said, "I fell into a trance. And, when I did, there was Somebody with me. I didn't see the Person. It was just a Voice. And as I looked this way, He said, "The Bride will come in view for preview."
And I looked, coming to me, and I seen the most prettiest bunch of clean-dressed women I ever seen in my life. But each one of them, looked like, was dressed different. They all had long hair. And they were longer sleeves and skirts, and so forth. Young women, they looked kind of, I'd say, about maybe twenty . . .
But, when this Bride, She was looking right at the One was talking to me, and I, standing together. Her eyes, She was the cleanest, sweetest-looking people I ever seen in my life. Look like it could have been a dozen, or more . . . I don't know how many was abreast, but there just in a group of them. And She passed by, sweetly, with a air. And Her eyes up, watching, as She passed by. Oh, She was beautiful! I looked at Her, and as She passed by. He said, "That's the Bride."
"Now we will review the churches." And they come. I noticed them coming up. And when they come up, each one, look like, got worse. I never seen such a filthy bunch in my life.
And when He said, "Next," I heard a noise. And It said, "Next," said, "here comes the American group."
Now, I am an American, but this made me sick. I am not eloquent enough, in a mixed audience, to say what was taking place. I . . . And you'll have to read between the lines. But when the women were coming, the leader of them was a witch. She had a great long nose and a great big mouth. And all of them was dressed with some kind of lower clothes down here; but the top just had a strap, that, just a little, about a half-inch strap that moved up and went around them like this. And each women had something on a order . . .
Many of you, years ago, used to remember when we used to cut that paper, you know, newspaper, and make an old fly-bush? How many remembers it? You know. Why, I think they use it in carnivals, you know. Hanging down like that, fringed paper, lace paper.
They had something holding below them, like this, holding below them. All this part was exposed.
And each one had hair cut up real short, and frizzy-looking things all over it like that, real short-cut hair; and full of makeup. Absolutely nothing but looked like street prostitutes (I Corinthians 11:16).
And they were walking with this paper, and, the vulgarity! Now, the paper was what was holding in front of them. But when they passed the review stand, in the back of them . . . And to see the way they were going on, in their foremost and their back part, and how they were acting!
I said, "Is that the Church?"
And there she went. And they were singing this here twist-and-roll songs, you know, or ever what you call, going down, singing that and going by.
I said, "Is that the Church?" And I was standing there, and in my heart I was crying.
And, this witch, to my notion it's nothing else in the world but she is that World Council of Churches, leading them right straight down the road where she was going (Revelation 21:8). They went off to the left, and disappeared in chaos; still beating this music and making real funny sounds, and shaking their bodies, one side and then the other side. And then, like that, carrying on like that, walking.
And I just started to bow my head, and He said, "Wait, the Bride must come again."
And I looked, and here they come again. And they passed by, a sweet-looking little ladies. They was all looking right at me, as they passed by. And I noticed each one was dressed different. And one in the back had kind of long hair hanging down, and had it rolled around like this; might have been German or something like that. And I watched them.
And then as they started leaving, two or three of them, in the back, kinda get out of step, and I was going to holler at them. And they was trying to get back in step again. And I seen them, just the vision just fade out and change, from me . . .
Did you notice? The Bride come in view twice; the first Seed and the second Seed, both of them exactly the same One. And the reason they were dressed in different parts, She'll come from all nations, it'll make up the Bride. Each one had long hair, and no makeup, and real pretty girls. And they were watching me. That represented the Bride coming out of all nations. See? She, each one represented a nation, as they marched perfectly in line with the Word. See?
And, then, [as the Friend of the Bridegroom] I have to watch Her. She'll get out of step with that Word if I don't watch, when She is passing by, if She gets by. Maybe it'll be my time, when I'm over, see, when I'm finished, or whatever it is.
What? They was getting back. Trying their best, and was getting back, just get in line; 'cause, they was looking out somewhere else, watching about that church that just went out into chaos. The front ones, never. The back ones, just two or three of them, was kind of stepped out a little bit to the right-hand side, and looked like was trying to get back in line as they went by. They was just past me, oh, far as here to the wall, past me. And I was standing there. And then I just seen it all move out and leave.
But, you notice, the church only came into view once, each nation, the church. But the Bride church come in twice. See, see what it was? The Seed fell in the ground at Nicaea. That was the original Seed. And She's come through the process of these denominations, which only comes in existence once. But the Bride returns back again in the last days. "I will restore." See, the Masterpiece is brought up. That's the reason She was in view, reviewed, the second time. She was reviewed the first time, then she was reviewed the second time. And She was perfectly, the second time, like She was the first time. O God, have mercy! Hurry, hurry, hurry, Life, get in the Grain, right quick! Uh-huh.
All others never appeared no more. They went out, never to come back again. But the Bride came back, 'cause She was Alpha and Omega. God, the great Sculptor, has made Him a Masterpiece, for It is a piece of His first Masterpiece. Like He made in the Garden of Eden, and took a piece from, and made another piece and that was marred and fell, now He's been all this time building it up again. And He brought forth this Masterpiece . . . That part that was smitten, was in order to bring back again that Masterpiece, again.
So, the Masterpiece and the Son of God, the Masterpiece and the Bride, and It's a piece of Him, which must be the fulfilling of the Word. The Word has been fulfilled, and we're ready for the Coming of the Lord" (The Masterpiece, p. 33:187-199).
This vision showed the fruit of John the Baptist "the friend of the Bridegroom" who introduced Messiah to Israel. Three and a half years after John's death his ministry "turned the heart of his former disciples, the apostolic fathers to the children of God, the primitive Church, sons and daughters, not servants like the Israel nation" (Malachi 4:5, 6a). And we see the fruit of Brother Branham, "the friend of the Bridegroom" whose ministry "turned the heart of the children or Capstone Bride back to the faith of their apostolic fathers" (Malachi 4:5, 6b). As he said, "Maybe it'll be my time, when I'm over, see, when I'm finished, or whatever it is." In other words He is saying this is the time of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trump as they march up into the sky, already called and chosen—sealed away. There won't be one extra one!
Speaking of the Seventh Trump in I Thessalonians 4:16-18 Brother Branham called this "the sign of time" of Matthew 24:3b, c, 30-36, which will be marked by the sinking of Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 - 400 mile segment of earth the land area of the State of Queensland, Australia, the eruption of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the subsidence of mountains and islands, and tsunamis sweeping the oceans as Jesus foretold (Isaiah 13:6-13; Haggai 2:6-7, 21-22; Luke 21:25; Hebrews 12:26-29; II Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 6:12-17; 16:18-21; 18:21-24)
The last time Brother Branham ministered in Los Angeles, California, He said: "Women, I want you to look in the mirror, and look what God requires a woman to do. And see in God's mirror, not in your church mirror now, in God's mirror; and see if you could qualify, in your life, the spiritual Bride of Jesus Christ" (Deuteronomy 22:5; I Timothy 2:9-15; I Peter 3:1-6, etc).
"Ministers, think the same. Do you cut corners here, to save somebody's feelings over yonder and they'll put you out of the church? If you are feeling that way, my dear brother, let me warn you, in the Name of Jesus Christ, flee from that right now."
"And, lady, if you can't measure up to the qualification of a Christian, not as a nominal Christian; but in your heart, and your life is patterned exactly like God's marriage certificate here says it has to be."
"And, church member, if your church isn't like that, can measure up to God's qualification of His Word, get out of it and get into Christ."
"That is solemn warning. We don't know what time, and you don't know what time, that this city one day is going to be laying out here in the bottom of this ocean."
"Oh, Capernaum," said Jesus, "thou who exalted into heaven, will be brought down into hell. For, if the mighty works had been done in Sodom and Gomorrah, it'd have been standing to this day." And Sodom, Gomorrah lays in the bottom of the Dead Sea. And Capernaum is in the bottom of the sea."
"Thou city, who claims to be the city of the Angels, who has exalted yourself into heaven, and sent all the dirty, filthy things of fashions and things, till even the foreign countries come here to pick up our filth and send it away, to your fine churches and steeples, and so forth, the way you do. Remember, one day you'll be laying in the bottom of the sea, your great honeycomb under you right now. The wrath of God is belching right beneath you. How much longer He will hold this sandbar hanging out over that? When, that ocean out yonder, a mile deep, will slide in there, plumb back to the Salton Sea. It'll be worse than the last day of Pompeii. Repent, Los Angeles."
"Repent, the rest of you, and turn to God. The hour of His wrath is upon the earth. Flee while there's time to flee, and come into Christ" (Choosing a Bride, p. 34:225-232). nl1020.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.