Bible Believers' Newsletter 1055
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
I pray you enjoy our feature article "God's Three Bibles" which agree on the way to God and the way back to God making you know and love Him more dearly. Please read slowly and carefully, proving the Scripture references and Message quotes to consolidate what was taught in Newsletters 1053 and 1054. You must always prove what a minister preaches by two or three witnesses in your own Bible, and confirm your understanding of Scripture by two or three witnesses in Scripture. Too often we take Brother Branham at His word without proving what he has said in the Scripture of Truth. To illustrate my point, the Prophet said "There was Noah and Enoch preaching at the same time" (The Junction of Time, p. 5:32, 34). "Just like Noah, watching Enoch. When Enoch went up, Noah knowed that the storm was close" (#62-0210, The Revelation that was given to Me). "We're watching just as Noah watched Enoch, and knowed immediately after Enoch come, the judgment was going to strike the earth" (#60-1124, It is I). "But Enoch went home without dying. And when Noah seen Enoch go, he knowed it was time, start on that ark. That's right. That was Noah's sign, when Enoch went home" (The Revelation of Jesus Christ, p. 64:398).
No, it was not! Enoch lived for 365 years and was translated in 987AM, 69 years before Noah was born, and 670 years before the first rain drop fell. I am not criticizing the Prophet but cautioning you against dilatory or slothful conduct as by receiving a second-hand religion you may become a foolish virgin (Acts 17:11; I Thessalonians 5:21).
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.
Global Economy on the Brink
January 23, 2019 — When profits and asset prices (stocks, bonds, derivatives, currency exchange, futures) . . . turn down, debt service cannot be repaid . . . causing investor confidence to slide. Real investment, employment, and household incomes collapse, the real economy is dragged down . . . exacerbates the collapse of financial asset prices and precipitates a mutual feedback of financial and real economic collapse . . . financial markets began to deflate in 2018 . . . the real . . . global economy is slowing rapidly . . .
In February 2018 the first early warning appeared for financial markets. Stocks plunged in the US, Europe and even China . . . temporarily recovered . . . Then oil and commodity futures prices collapsed by 40% . . . Stock markets followed . . . 30-40% in US, China, Europe . . . currencies—Argentina, Turkey, Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa—all fell precipitously . . . housing prices from the UK to Australia to China to New York began to implode . . . January 2019 stock markets recovered . . . in . . . long term global bear market . . . unsustainable debt and pending crisis have started to become real . . . defaults . . . follows asset markets' decline and slowing profits . . . Sears default . . . JCPenney . . . General Electric Corp., slouching toward default . . . selling off its best assets . . . to pay its excess debt . . . Scores of energy companies . . . in US shale oil and gas . . . on the brink . . . deepening troubles at Deutschebank . . . Italian banks, and UBS in Switzerland . . . Greek banks. In Japan . . . trillions of dollars in non-performing bank loans . . . then there's China, with more than $5 trillion in bad loans held by local governments, by shadow bankers, and by its state-owned enterprises that the China central bank and government keep bailing out . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Sydney house prices fell by 11.4% or $100,000 for the median house price in 2018, projected to increase to 25% in 2019.
The Use of Terrorism according to John Bolton
January 22, 2019 — After having taken back from Daesh the State they had promised, straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, the United States now intend to recuperate some of their mercenaries in order to make use of them in a different manner. National Security Advisor John Bolton has designed new goals, new partners and new methods. Since this new system is secret, we know about it only insofar as parts of the plan have already been implemented . . . The most immediate of the targets of this terrorist alliance should be Iran, with whom Afghanistan shares a long frontier, hard to defend. Full story: voltairenet.org
Israel, Licensed to Kill
January 23, 2019 — During the seven years of war against Syria, Israel continually intervened in secret, lending airborne support to the jihadists in their attempts to overthrow the Republic. Since the end of 2018, Tel-Aviv has changed its tactics, and is now proceeding with vast bombing operations which they no longer bother to hide. Their goal is to hit Iranian targets, with the tacit agreement of Russia. However, these Iranian targets seem to be no more than anecdotal. Simultaneously, Israel, having reached an agreement with the leaders of Hamas which it finances publicly via Qatar, continues to wage its war against the civilians of Gaza. [Israel has financed Hamas since Prime Minister Menachem Begin – Ed].
Israel has officialised attacks against military targets in Syria, and has warned Syrian authorities not to exact vengeance . . . This is a message to the Russians, who, together with Iran, are enabling the survival of Assad's power structure . . . Nobody questions the 'right' of Israel to attack a sovereign state in order to impose the government it ought to have, after eight years during which the USA, NATO and the Gulf monarchies tried to demolish it with Israel, as they did in 2011 with the State of Libya.
No-one is scandalised by the fact that these Israeli aerial attacks, on Saturday and Monday, caused dozens of deaths . . . The US decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal . . . [Israel] has 200 nuclear weapons pointed at Iran . . . nothing of this in our medias . . . nothing about the victims caused by the Israeli attack in Syria, there are those, much more numerous, visited on the Palestinians by the Israeli embargo in the Gaza Strip. There, due to the blockade decreed by the Israeli government on international funds destined for health facilities in the Strip, six hospitals out of thirteen. . . were obliged to close down on January 20 because of the lack of fuel for the production of electrical energy . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: The European Union decrees sanctions against Syrians who seek the reconstruction of their homeland (voltairenet.org).
The Great Game of Military Bases in Africa
January 18, 2019 — Created in 2007 on the findings of an Israeli study, AFRICOM (US Command for Africa) has never yet managed to install its headquarters on the continent. This structure carries out anti-terrorist operations from Germany, with the support of France in the region of the Sahel. In return, US and French transnational companies conserve a privileged access to African prime materials.
Camp Lemonnier, the huge US base from which the Horn of Africa Joint Task Force has been operating since 2001 is situated in Djibouti. The Task Force is composed of 4,000 specialists in top secret missions, including targeted assassinations by commandos or killer drones, particularly in Yemen and Somalia . . . There is also a Japanese and a French base in Djibouti, which house German and Spanish troops. A Chinese military base was added in 2017 . . . an economic presence to which the US and other Western powers oppose a growing military presence . . . . rich in minerals, coltan, uranium, gold, oil . . . these countries are exploited by transnational companies based in the USA and France, increasingly afraid of the competition from Chinese companies who offer African countries much more favourable conditions.
The attempt to halt the Chinese economic advance by military means, in Africa and elsewhere, is beginning to fail. Probably even the sewing machines, donated to Djibouti by Italian soldiers for the refugees, are 'made in China'. Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: One of the consequences of the successive ends of the bipolar and unipolar world is the re-establishment of colonial projects. One after the other, the French, Turkish and English have publicly declared the return of their colonial ambitions. We still need to know what form they will adopt in the 21st century [but consider Revelation 17:11-18].
Israel's Top Commander finally spills Secrets of 'Invisible War' in Syria
January 14, 2019 — For years Israel denied allegations that it had a role in funding and weaponizing the anti-Assad insurgency in Syria, and more often military officials responded "no comment" even when confronted with overwhelming evidence of Israeli weapons documented in al-Qaeda linked insurgents' hands, but this all changed in a new British Sunday Times interview with outgoing Israeli army commander Gadi Eisenkot, who has finally confirmed the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) supplied weapons to rebels across the border "for self-defense," and further perhaps more stunningly, has admitted to long waging an "invisible war in Syria" that involved "thousands of attacks".
The interview constitutes the first time that any current top Israeli military or government official has fully acknowledged sending anything beyond "humanitarian supplies," such as medical aid to Syrian militants seeking to topple the Assad government; and yet it still appears the country's military chief is slow playing the confirmation, only acknowledging the IDF provided "light weapons"—even after years of reporting has definitively uncovered an expansive Israeli program to arm dozens of insurgent groups and pay their salaries, including known affiliates of al-Qaeda in Syria.
This comes after the Syrian government has for years accused Israel of partnering with the west and gulf countries, such as the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey of funding and weaponizing an al-Qaeda/ISIS insurgency as part of covert regime change operations aimed at Damascus and its allies Iran and Hezbollah. Since then, countries like Qatar have come forward to reveal just how vast their covert role in fuelling the Syrian war really was, which we covered in our story, In Shocking, Viral Interview, Qatar confesses Secrets behind Syrian War. Full story: zerohedge.com
Comment: Israel's Messiah told the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Edomite Jews, "You are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of lies" (John 8:44; They are liars to this day).
Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil
Your teachers, church ministers and your nation have taught you lies from the cradle to the grave.
The author of this book is Gerard Menuhin, son of the famous American-born violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who, though from a long line of rabbinical ancestors, fiercely criticized the foreign policy of the [non-Semitic] state of Israel and its repression of [Semitic] Palestinians in the Holy Land.
Have you ever asked yourself why the world won't come to rest? [Read Genesis 3:15]. Why your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents had to die in wars that never should have occurred in the first place? This book holds the answer . . . Behind the scenes; events are controlled by a coterie of ethnic puppet masters who work their marionettes in high places out of public view. How did this world get to the dark place it is today? Who could have stopped it and what can we do today?
The book consists of three sections. The first section concerns Adolf Hitler, and the real causes leading up to the outbreak of WWII. The second section enlarges on the activities of the real culprits, provides a historical overview of their progress, their nature, their power over finance and the media, and the methods by which they achieved it.
The third section concerns the First and Second World Wars (what the author refers to as "the Second Thirty Years War"), their conception, funding and inescapable continuity; current laws against freedom of expression, and the evolution of the Orwellian state; the importance of US support for the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War, and [Judaeo-]Communism's significance in the plan; the true origins of the enemy; Palestine's occupation and its fate as an example of our common fate; plus much more.
The text is interspersed with "Memos from Today" that emphasize its relevance by citing current events. Hundreds of quotes are included from a wide range of authoritative sources, original and translated. The last pages comprise conclusions and predictions. Full story: Free download pdf
Comment: This .pdf file of the book is very important and easy reading; a valuable guide to perplexed lovers of Truth.
Jewish CIA Covert Operative William Barr nominated by Trump for Attorney General
January 19, 2019 — Why was Barr chosen, given his shocking and deeply criminal/cover-up kingpin background? Was Trump duped by Deep State enemies, who have placed another predator into his administration with the power to destroy his presidency? Or has Trump co-opted and turned Barr, in the hopes that Barr will do Trump's bidding? Why would Barr ever turn against his own Deep State cronies? . . .
For reasons known only to him, Trump has surrounded himself with bad actors, too many to count. Mike Pence (long-time Bush loyalist), John Bolton, H.R. McMaster, etc. etc. Trump's cabinet has been in constant flux, with many shakeups underway. But William Barr is an entirely different level of criminal. What next? Will Trump invite Dick Cheney to his administration? Bring back Henry Kissinger? Is Trump being a genius, or is he a dupe and/or a sell-out . . . ? Full story: globalresearch.ca
What is Your Citizen Score?
So far, the "Citizen Score" has been tested in 40 different Chinese cities. The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness—or otherwise—of its 1.3 billion residents. But is it happening in the apostate (once Christian) nations of the developed world? Everything you do, everywhere you go and everything you own is recorded and stored . . . somewhere . . . Full story: wired.co.uk
Eliminating Women from the Human Race
January 3, 2019 — Stephens College, America's second oldest women's college, has recently issued an email in which it announces changes to its admissions policies. Beginning in the fall of 2019 the formerly all-female institution will begin allowing transgenders to enrol.
Men who are transitioning to female will have the same status and privileges as naturally born females; however, females who are transitioning to males will have to pack their bags and leave at the end of the semester. The college will help them transition to another institution . . . The College will also continue to admit and enrol students who were born female but who identify as non-binary, meaning students who experience their gender identity as falling outside the categories of man and woman. The College will no longer admit or enrol students who identify as non-binary but who are transitioning to male" . . . Full story: christianpost.com
The Bible and the Pleiades
As a geocentrist, I come in contact with a great many sceptics. That should surprise no one . . . throughout history there have been many things that science has "proven once and for all," at least in the mind of those who know a little science. As related in the book Geocentricity, the Right Reverend John Wilkins (1614-1672) argued that the Bible should not be taken literally in its scientific pronouncements because Psalm 19:6 says that the sun is hot. According to that Anglican Bishop, science has proven that the sun is not hot, that it was merely a mirror, reflecting the light from the lake of fire. Likewise, from before the days of Wilkins, through the time of the mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), it was widely argued in Europe that the Bible should not be believed because it makes of the earth a special place. Although Euler himself did not believe it, back in those days popular science had "proven" that the sun, moon, planets, and stars were inhabited; so God had no reason to make of the earth a special place. Today Mormonism and Adventism still believe that.
In the above examples, people placed their faith in the pronouncements of "modern science" instead of in the Words of the Scriptures; and in each case "modern science" was proven wrong . . . So it is that we take up the nature of stars as presented in the Holy Bible, the nature of the Pleiades star cluster in particular . . . Full story: geocentricity.com
Comment: Well worth reading, particularly by those who see literal reality in ancient metaphors.
God's Three Bibles
Psalm 19:1-2, "The heavens declare the glory of God . . . day unto day . . . and night unto night".
Speaking of Revelation 8:1, when Christ opened the Seventh Seal His Prophet Brother Branham said, "And Jesus comes from Heaven with ten thousands times ten thousands of His Saints, and the Bible says that "the Heavens was empty for the space of a half hour." Where is this big fellow, God, then? Uh-huh. See? He's in Christ. Sure!" (The Sardis Church Age, p. 348:96; Isaiah 6:1; Zechariah 14:5; Mark 8:38; Colossians 3:4; I Thessalonians 4:14; II Thessalonians 1:7; Jude 14-15).
In the Fourth Seal (p. 322:4-5) he said, "Riding on a white horse . . . Christ is gathering His heaven-born subjects, saints . . . Christ has got "Life" wrote on Him . . . and those with Him are on white horses also, and they are called "the chosen before the foundation of the world," [Romans 8:28-29; John 15:16] (Amen.) and they are faithful to the Word. Amen . . . Called, chosen before the foundation of the world, and then faithful to the Word by their choosing, all stimulated with new wine and oil just riding right along, coming down to meet Him . . ." (Revelation 19:11-14).
Genesis 1:26; 5:1; 9:6 and I Corinthians 11:7 declare Jesus Christ is the expression of the Logos and glory of God, the mystery of God revealed. His wife, the Church, was taken from His side on Calvary in the form of the Holy Spirit to declare His image and glory as woman was taken from man to be His glory through obedient service to him (Genesis 3:16; Ephesians 5:24).
In Genesis 15:5 God told Abram, "Look now toward heaven, and count the stars, if you are able to number them: and He said, Your seed shall be too numerous to count".
Abraham's Seed is Jesus Christ, "in whom shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed My voice" (Genesis 22:18). "And Jesus shall see His seed . . . [the fruit] of His travail of soul, and be satisfied: by their revelation My righteous Servant will justify His elect; for He will bear their iniquities" (Isaiah 53:10-11; Romans 4:25).
By grace we are the host of heaven declaring the glory of God.
Psalm 19:1-4 "the firmament [expanse of the heavens] proclaims the work of God's hands. Day after day they pour forth speech, and night after night they communicate knowledge. There is no speech nor is there language where their voice is not heard. Their instruction has gone out through all the earth [written in the stars, line upon line, precept upon precept (Isaiah 28:10) expounded by His apostles and prophets and revealed in due season as "the present Truth . . . here a little and there a little"]. As God built His dwelling place—Jesus Christ and His Bride of all Ages—"their Words [like the stars] have expounded the Gospel to the end of the world".
In Malachi 3:16-18 God's elect are likened to the stars as heaven's jewels: "We shall return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him".
Satan deceived the non-elect stars or "angels" of the Old Covenant "and cast them down to earth" (Revelation 1:20; 12:3). And when the Sixth Seal manifests at the sounding of the Seventh Trump and the pouring out of the Seventh Vial, "the sun will be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars [false ministers and their deceived believers] shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken." Such Scriptures as Isaiah 34:4, Matthew 24:29, Revelation 6:13-14 and 12:8-9 in our written Bible spell out God's "Word that is forever settled in heaven" (Psalm 119:89; Isaiah 40:8). Note the seven stars were under pre-eminence in Christ's right hand, the Light of these angels built and caused the Pleiades constellation or Church to radiate the glory of Jesus Christ.
These verses declare that Heaven and earth can change only as they fulfil what is prophesied by the Gospel in the stars (Matthew 24:35). In Marriage and Divorce, p. 14:91-93, Brother Branham said, "everything "in the beginning" was running in perfect order and harmony with God, nothing was out of cater. Everything in heaven is still in order; all the stars, the galaxies, the solar system, everything is perfectly in order. One of them move, it would interrupt the whole program . . . One interruption spoils the entire program! Now, when human beings was running in continuity with God, with one man and one woman, this woman sinned and it throwed the whole earthly program out of continuity with God".
Leftist tree-huggers and "greenies" see the glory of God simply in nature alone, but the moral attributes of Deity, and His manifestations in moral government are pre-eminently His glory; the sun, moon and stars are merely arbitrary natural "signs, for seasons, and for days and years" that rule our three dimensional existence (Genesis 1:14-18). However these natural signs direct us to spiritual revelations, dreams and visions in the fourth dimension to the glory of God and to "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not [yet] seen" in the sixth and seventh dimensions (Hebrews 11:1), which through His incarnation as the Sun of righteousness, the Church, like the Moon, reflects His glory in His absence and the stars shine His Light "as written epistles known and read of all men," OR as illegitimate church members who become black holes that will annihilate themselves, or be cast down to earth.
Psalm 19:4-6: "God has set a tabernacle or moveable dwelling place in the heavens for the sun [the most illustrious and useful of all the heavenly bodies] which as the Sun of righteousness, the Bridegroom of the Church, leaps out of the chamber where He has slept, suddenly and unannounced, rejoicing as a radiant hero on His path of conquest and glory. [Like the sun, He will run His daily course as a strong man, unwearied until the whole earth is "filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14)].
"His going forth is from one end of the heaven, and His circuit [on a constant course from east to west completes the journey] to the other end of it: all that lives is daily animated by the quickening influence of his vital warmth." Thus the grace of God shining through the Gospel of Christ became to men what the sun is to the earth, the Light of the world; though things may be hid from the light of it, yet not from its heat, so forcible and penetrating is Christ in the administration of the Gospel, to all to whom it comes with power, it enlightens their minds, quickens their souls, warms and causes their hearts to burn within them, rising upon them with healing in His wings. For "the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword . . ." (Hebrews 4:12) and nothing is hidden from its quickening influence" (also Romans 10:13-18).
As the Natural types the Spiritual, Christ's Bride has followed the Gospel Light from the east to His Presence west in the unveiled Holy of Holies (I John 1:7; II Peter 1:12). Visualize the sanctuary; its Golden Lampstand in the South represents the Church explaining why as the seventh and last Angel who would "finish the mystery of God" the Prophet had to travel south and west from Jeffersonville and be caught up into the constellation of the Pleiades or seven sisters, showing us his Message would complete "that was in part" the glory of Christ the Fullness of the Word vindicated by the Pillar of Cloud. He was fulfilling six prophetic dreams and one vision enunciated in "Sirs, is this the Sign of the End-Time?" The Gospel "Light that came out of the east was restored in the evening-time" (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27). The Spoken Word of the unwritten Seventh Seal was Brother Branham's "third pull" introducing the second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man (I Corinthians 13:10; Hebrews 11:39-40; Revelation 8:1). Brother Branham easily recognized the seventh angel because it was his own theophany.
God's first Bible was written in the heavens. How foolish and unreasoned is the Muslim who cites the Koran to declare the Bible has been corrupted when "God's word is [forever] settled in heaven" (Psalm 119; 89) and we have the original tongues. Scholarly consensus dates the Qumran Caves Scrolls from the last three centuries BC and the first century AD, six to nine hundred years before Mohammed was born: they concur with the Bible we read today, and it agrees with "The Witness of the Stars" (Newsletter 469).
The pre-Israelite Arab prophet Job who lived after the Flood but before Abraham understood the Witness of the Stars (Job 9:9; 38:31-32); he spoke of "Acturus [the Great Bear] with his sons," "the bands of Orion [Christ], the fleeing Serpent" and "the sweet influences of the Pleiades" as did Amos 5:8, Jesus in Revelation 1:16 and 2:1 and the apostles and prophets for they represent the Church Ages and their angels. We likewise read of "Mazzaroth" with its seasons," the decans or stopping places of the Zodiac, twelve signs which show the way to God and the way back to God written on the heavens to be seen and read of all men (II Kings 23:5).
God transcribed His Bible in three media. He first described His Bible in the constellations or alignments of the stars of heaven which began to materialise in the natural realm as He expressed the Logos in the spiritual realm "in the beginning" (Genesis 1:1), billions, even trillions of years ago. He formed man from the dust of the earth, then He formed the lower animals. It was not until after He had finished the whole of creation that He made woman, a by-product taken from Adam's side. In theophany He spoke with Adam in an audible voice, and walked with him in the cool of the evening. But since the Fall God's communion with man has rested more on the unseen inspiration of faith, on spiritual dreams and in visions.
As man was made to be immortal this timeline of the antediluvian patriarchs will be of interest to you:
Ten is one of the perfect numbers, and signifies the perfection of Divine order. The first decade is the representative of the whole decimal system, because the whole system of numeration consists of so many tens, of which the first is a type of the whole. Completeness of order, marking the entire round of anything, is, therefore, the ever-present signification of the number ten. It implies that nothing is wanting; that the number and order are perfect; that the whole cycle is complete. Noah completed the antediluvian age in the tenth generation from God.
(Here is the Timeline of the Genesis Patriarchs. Biblical history according to A.M & B.C. dates. AM stands for Anno Mundi – Latin: "in the year of the world." BC stands for "before Christ." AD stands for Anno Domini – Medieval Latin: "in the year of the Lord").
Adam lived to 930 years of age—fifty-six years after the birth of Noah's father Lamech, and one hundred and twenty-seven years before Noah was born.
Enoch lived for 365 years and was translated in 987AM, 69 years before Noah was born, and 670 years before rain first fell, so you can imagine the unbelief that confronted Noah from his birth and for six hundred years. Hebrews 11:7, "By faith Noah, being warned by God about events as yet unseen, took heed and devoutly constructed an ark for the salvation of his family; by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith".
Herein Noah is a type of Christ's end-time Bride in that we have been looking for the body change since Christ opened the Seals. Over the past fifty-five years He has "thinned down the crowd" as those with "the letter" but without "the Spirit" fell away when human calculations and literal understandings failed to transpire. The Lord God has been trying our faith, sifting believers from un-believers and make-believers; "by the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him" as many long-term Message believers became critics and scoffers, kindling "the squeeze" (II Peter 3:3-4).
Methuselah is the longest lived of any man. He outlived his son Lamech by five years and died in 1656AM, the year of the Flood, just before the rain fell. Methuselah means "when he is dead it [the rain] will be sent".
Lamech who lived 777 years died in 1651AM—just four years before the Flood.
Genesis 5:32: "And in his five hundredth year Noah began to begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth" the ancestors of our postdiluvian race. Japheth was the eldest (Genesis 10:21), and Shem, who did not reach a hundred years of age until two years after the Flood when Noah was six hundred and two (Genesis 11:10) was the youngest. But Shem is put first, because on him the covenant was entailed, according to Genesis 9:26 where God is called "the Lord God of Shem." To him the birthright was given, and from him both Christ the Head, and His Body the Church, would descend; therefore he is called Shem, which signifies "a name," for in his posterity the Name of God should remain until He whose Name is above every name should come out of his loins. Thus in putting Shem first, Christ was in effect put first, who in all things must have the pre-eminence.
Enoch is our type—one man called out from the seventh generation of the first Adam (Jude 14). Seven signifies spiritual perfection:
- Adam. His first born son Abel was murdered without offspring. The father of Abel's half-brother Cain was the Serpent (Genesis 3:4, 13; Romans 9:10; John 8:44; II Corinthians 11:3-4; I Timothy 2:14; I John 3:12).
- Enoch "had the testimony that he pleased God and God translated him." Had Cain been Adam's son Enoch would have been the eighth generation.
Christ's end-time Bride is a tiny minority called out of Laodicea, the seventh generation from the last Adam.
By inspiration embodying pure science, mathematical and astrological knowledge, prophetic chronological and scriptural prescience we do not yet possess, Enoch built or designed God's second Bible, The Bible in Stone, on the boundary of Upper and Lower Egypt (Isaiah 19:19-20)—the geographical centre of all land surfaces on Earth—"East of the Garden of Eden whence the Lord God drove out the man" (Genesis 3:24) as depicted in the plan of the Tabernacle and especially the Holy of Holies adorned with cherubim, palm trees, open flowers, blue, purple and scarlet, emblematic of our restoration to eternal Life in Edenic paradise. Brother Branham said, "God made the world's headquarters in the Garden of Eden in Egypt, right at the east end of the Garden was the headquarters" (Satan's Eden, p. 7:41). Speaking of Seth's descendants, Judahite historian Flavius Josephus wrote from confused popular tradition which I have corrected according to Scripture. "They also were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom which is concerned with the heavenly bodies, and their order ["The Witness of the Stars"]. And that their inventions [discoveries and revelations] might not be lost before they were sufficiently known, upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the violence and quantity of water, and at another time by the force of fire, they made a pillar of stone and inscribed their discoveries on it to exhibit those discoveries to mankind. Now this remains in the land of Siriad [Egypt] to this day" (Antiquities of the Jews, I, 2:3).
Ham Cush and Nimrod perverted the mystery of God's first Bible to idolatry at Babel. "Babel" is composed of two words, "bab" meaning 'gate' and "el," meaning 'god.' Hence, "gate of god." (The related Hebrew word, "balal" means "confusion"). The tower was an astronomical observatory and temple of secret wisdom containing a representation of the Zodiac which had degenerated into star worship. Rather than "reaching unto heaven" it was a means of maintaining contact with God, like the minaret of a mosque or the steeple on a cathedral erected "to the glory of God" while "elevating the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes which Jesus hates" (Genesis 3:5; Revelation 2:6, 9, 15) and subordinating men to feed from the Tree of the knowledge of Good and evil.
The Bible is the story of God changing His Form from the eternal Holy Spirit alone with His thoughts to the manifestation of those thoughts in the flesh of His glorified family. It is fitting that we see this represented in the Great Pyramid. Its missing capstone represents the rejected Christ and His rejected end-time Bride—under pre-eminence as He was—to manifest the Sons of God. It's open coffer signifies He is risen, and the various passageways and chambers explain the mystery able minds of mathematicians and intellectuals have sought for centuries to understand.
Like all Scripture, the Great Pyramid has a compound revelation. In the natural it represents God's footstool, this earth. In the Spiritual it represents the future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride.
Ephesians 2:20-22, "We are built upon the FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS, Jesus Christ Himself being the CHIEF CORNER-STONE; In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a HOLY TEMPLE in the Lord: in whom we also are builded together for a HABITATION OF GOD through the Spirit."
Only the pyramid can represent New Jerusalem, God manifest in the saints of all Ages. No other architectural form has a "chief corner stone" which is reproduced by the building it completes as the Bride reproduces Christ. "All God was He poured into Christ, and all Christ was He poured into His Church" (John 17:20-23). Being five-sided, it has no place in the building but as the chief corner-stone or Capstone to whose angles the whole building is fitly joined together.
Israel rejected that Stone for which they could find no place until the building was completed. He became a "Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offense" to them (I Peter 2:7-8; Romans 9:32-33). The capstone of a pyramid has five sides and five corners, the chief of which always points heavenward. Anyone falling upon it would be "broken" or injured, and were it to fall on anyone, it would grind him to powder (Matthew 21:42-44).
It was long supposed that the sun of our solar system was stationary, around which circled the planets and comets. We now know that it is circling, with all the members of our solar system, around the star Alcyone, the central point in the universe and the central star of the Pleiades (the seven angels and the seven Church Ages) to which the apex of the pyramid pointed at midnight 2170BC (about 1472AM). This was about 184 years before the Flood in 2354BC = 1656AM and about 84 years before the birth of Noah's firstborn son, Japheth.
Psalm 118:22 (Job 38:4-7), "The Stone which the builders refused is become the Head Stone of the Corner." When recognized by the last member of Christ's end-time Bride the Building will be complete and God will send two prophets to "turn away ungodliness from Jacob," introduce his King and his Queen, the Capstone and the Building, and change Jacob's name to Israel (Romans 11:26).
The Great Pyramid represents the Earth that now is: a perfect prophecy in stone, its passageways aligned with heavens which are now.
When earth had its water baptism, the Flood only washed away past sin. Sinful Ham and his wife were in the ark with the remnant, so as man entered the post-diluvian world symbolized by the pyramid he was under Alpha Draconis, the Polar Star and the dominion of Satan—on the Descending Passage, and bound for the Pit on 1656AM = 2354BC (Serpent's Seed, p. 26:194-205; Future Home, p. 62:513; COD, p. 1092:143). However, about a quarter of the distance down the Descending Passage we encounter an Ascending Passage, indicating a separation from sin and representing God's dealings with Israel in the Exodus and under the Law until Calvary.
The elevation of this narrow upward passageway is 26° 18' 9". The ceiling is so low one must stoop, indicating the Law was based upon works of obedience no man could satisfy. The three girdle stones through which one must pass in order to advance up the ascending passage represent the experience of justification by grace through faith, Scriptural holiness, and the baptism with the Holy Spirit under the Law as under grace.
The corbelled Grand Gallery continues upward at the same angle, representing Pentecost and the Seven Church Ages. Its corbelled walls are formed by seven successive overhanging courses of masonry at an elevation of 26° 18' 9" and although the way is strait and narrow, it is no longer necessary to stoop (Newsletter 621).
Christ's Church was finished when His mediation was fulfilled because redemption and all seven Church Ages are over; Jesus is just waiting for the last members of His end-time Bride to recognize their day and its Message and take their place in the Body. Being predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word by revelation of the Seven Thunders we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary as were the 144,000 elect Israelites who will receive the fullness of the Word by revelation of the Seven Trumpets. Revelation 1 – 3 deal with the PART-Word saints of the Seven Church Ages who required Mediation for their ignorance of the fullness of the Word while the Book was sealed. All of them were born-again before Christ opened the Seals and each member of His end time Bride was caught up in Revelation 4:1-2 (Gabriel's Instructions to Daniel, p. 9:41). All were present in theophany when Christ claimed the Book and loosed its Seals. Therefore Revelation 4 – 19 concerns Israel; [Israel and the Church appear in Revelation 19 – 22 (Revelation of Jesus Christ, p. 13:24)]. After Revelation 5 (Gabriel's Instructions to Daniel, p. 15:70-71; 70:135; 25:114), Revelation 6:1 – 19:21 unfold the mystery of the Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets, Seven Vials, Three Woes, the woman in the sun, and the casting out of the Red Dragon to Christ's end-time Bride, and to introduce Israel's King Jesus with His Queen, the Bride of All Ages, to our 144,000 attendants thereby fulfilling the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's instructions to Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27; The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel, p. 70:134-136; Seventieth Week of Daniel, p. 114:193).
The start of the Grand Gallery represents the beginning of the Christian dispensation around AD30. The total length of the Grand Gallery is about 1881 pyramid inches, showing that the birth of Brother Branham in 1909 is at the entrance of the Prophet's Chamber in the Pyramid.
The Prophet enters the Prophet's Chamber in 1909 and years later the Lord reveals to him His Message. The Great Step is the "little introduction plank" Brother Branham mentions (God's only Provided Place of Worship, p. 33:217). The Great Step starts at 1909 at point 'A'; rises to 1946 at point 'B.' [Remember the Jewish people was declared a nation [at Lake Success by the UNSCOP Committee on May 6 (UN docs. A/C.I/P.V.46-57 (May 6-13)] on May 6, on 1946, and the Angel of the Lord appeared to me on May 7, 1946 at Green's Mill, Indiana . . . come into the room where I was at, a Man walking. He didn't have wings; He was just a big man, had a white garment down to His feet. And He said that I was born to pray for sick people. And I told Him I was uneducated, illiterate, and I wasn't able to go. He said I'd be praying for kings and monarchs, and Message around the world, a Message that would bring the second Coming of Christ was near . . . THUS SAITH THE LORD, I said, America made her final decision in 1946. Watch, since then. She's gone, and there's nothing left but judgment and chaos (The Handwriting on the Wall, #58-0309)]. The oncomer of the Church Ages is led by the prophet into the Prophet's Chamber at point 'C,' around 1977 (1909 +68). The distance of 68 inches under the Great Step is included twice: it is included in the 1881 inches of the total length of the Grand Gallery and included in the Great Step.
Speaking of the jubilee the Prophet refers to God's second Bible, the Great Pyramid of Giza built by Enoch before the Flood, mentioned in the Old and New Testaments: "Go into the Prophet's Chamber," (or Ante-Room before entering THE KING'S CHAMBER), "and watch the seven steps" (in the corbelled arch of the GRAND GALLERY) "where the guard (prophet of Revelation 10:7) met the challenge to bring the comer into the presence of the King in the Seventh Step" (The Feast of Trumpets, p. 15:112). The GREAT STEP signified the RAPTURE at the end of the Seventh Church Age (Revelation 4:1-2).
The top of this step is on the 50th course of masonry, which represents the jubilant JUBILEE ["the going up, the release" (Seventy Weeks of Daniel, p. 115:197)]. This step is some three feet high. In going up THE GRAND GALLERY, each inch represents a year. At the end we come to this Great Step. This was the year of Brother Branham's birth. [Brother Ungren] personally talked with him about this. Thirty-six inches up the face of the Great Step is the plane of the Second Advent. This was several months before his commission by the Angel in the cave at 14-mile road. It is on this step that a guard meets the oncomer of the Church Ages. This guard helps the person up the three foot step to the fiftieth course level. This guard would represent the end time eagle-prophet who has the Rapture Message to lift a believer up to the King's level.
Brother Branham speaks of the end time eagle-prophet in his Message the Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride: "There is another measure, the pyramid that proves it. This, being this a way, would answer exactly Enoch's sign in Egypt, the Pyramid (Isaiah 19:19-20) . . . Enoch, before the antediluvian destruction, when justification was coming in, he brought forth a sign, and in this Pyramid is seven steps going to the King's Chamber. Watch on the Seventh Step, if you ever studied the dimensions of the Pyramid, what comes out to take the oncomer, to introduce to the King. Watch whose station that is standing there, and you'll see the day you're living, in the Pyramid" (Future Home, p. 44:371-373).
On this 50th course level we come to the Prophet's Chamber. To enter this closet (the Ante-Chamber) one must stoop down. Inside is a Granite Leaf, its amber-colour represents the Pillar of Fire. A figure projects an inch from its face; this is called "THE BOSS" as it is the key to understanding the lineal measurements of the galleries in the Pyramid of one pyramid inch to the year, and therefore the mysteries of the Great Pyramid or Bible in Stone, as the Seventh Seal is the Key to understanding God's printed Third Bible, for Christ is the mystery of God revealed (John 1:1, 14; Revelation 10:7).
From Egyptian hieroglyphics in "The Book of the Dead" Brother Ungren learned the message of this figure called the "Boss." It represents a full loaf of wheat bread "baked with leaven as firstfruits to the Lord," (Leviticus 23:17) waved before Him as a consecration dedicated to God "when the Day of Pentecost has full come [again]." We who are alive and remain must change in the atoms to rid the leaven of sinful flesh and be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Thus the loaves are crowned by a nimbus or halo signifying the hill of sunrise, a new day had dawned. Also incorporated in the figure is a rainbow signifying the Coming of the Son of man, the glory of God (Matthew 24:37; Revelation 10:1), who is the Alpha and Omega. The New Testament would be written in Greek: Enoch was inspired to form the BOSS on the granite leaf before the Prophet's Chamber guarding the way to the King's Chamber with the Greek letters Alpha and Omega that signify "Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever" (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). It projects one pyramid inch from the Granite Leaf and is offset from the center by one inch to show there is an imperfection, because the cross would never have been had Satan not rebelled, bringing the fall of himself and mankind (Pastor Morris R. Ungren, The Mount of God, The Story of the Great Pyramid, p. 12-15).
Our English word pyramid is from the Greek 'pyramis' (pl. pyramides), a wheaten cake. It is said that this word 'pyramis' was used to describe these ancient Egyptian structures because they reminded the Greeks of pointy-topped wheaten cakes. The Egyptians had a conical bread loaf called 'ben-ben,' which was also the word for the capstone of a pyramid or the tip of an obelisk—'ben-benet,' named after the 'benben' stone, the sacred icon in the temple of Heliopolis, the oldest centre of the sun cult.
Pentecost types the harvest of the firstfruits of the Gospel sowing, the true Church of both Israelites and Gentiles. Soon the pointy-topped wheaten cakes, (Gk.) 'pyramides,' will be ready for the Master, and while the Church Age saints resurrect we who are alive and remain will manifest that we are the Sons of God and be translated before God turns back to Israel in the Tribulation (Leviticus 23:17-21; Newsletter 1022). By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ these "lively stones" are being transformed into the glorified flesh of His Bride.
Let us tie our discoveries to God's third Bible of paper and ink "the present Truth" for our day, commencing with Leviticus 23:5.
"The fourteenth day of the month Nisan at twilight is the Lord's Passover" [the Friday on which Jesus Christ was crucified for our redemption]. "The fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. In the first day you shall have a holy convocation [or sabbath of rest]: you shall do no servile work therein. But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord: the seventh day is a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work".
In the antitype "Jesus Christ [the Tree of Life] is the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever; this bread which He gives for the life of the world is His flesh . . . life for Life" (John 6:51). Jesus instructed us to eat or feed upon the Word of God from the Tree of Life—not a banana (Matthew 4:4; Revelation 10:9). Eve fed upon lies from Satan the "Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil" incarnate in the Serpent—not an apple (Genesis 3:3-6; John 8:44).
On Sunday the sixteenth, the third day after the Passover, the sheaf of the firstfruits of the barley harvest was waved by the priest. By this act Israel consecrated the whole of the harvest unto the Lord, and was only permitted to use it when they received it back as a Gift from Him. This wave sheaf represented Jesus Messiah who was made sin and lifted up on the Cross before all Israel (Numbers 21:8-9; Matthew 27:25; John 11:49-52; Galatians 3:13-14). As Moses lifted up the Serpent in the wilderness showing sin was judged, Israel condemned Jesus Who was waved before the Father and found innocent and sinless in that God raised Him from the dead for the justification of all who come to the Father by faith in the Son (Romans 4:25). The first fruits of harvest were considered the choicest and their acceptance consecrated the whole of the harvest.
Jesus was the firstfruit of the Old Testament saints who rose after His resurrection (I Corinthians 15:20; Matthew 27:50-52). As the first God-man in the new creation (II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15; Revelation 3:14) Jesus is the firstfruits of the New Testament saints who came back with Him at His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming as Son of man and Judge "compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses" [image left] who will rise Church Age by Church Age in the first resurrection (John 5:27; I Corinthians 15:23; I Thessalonians 4:14; Hebrews 12:1; Jude 14; Revelation 8:1). You have received the Gift of the Holy Spirit by becoming one with "the present Truth" (II Peter 1:12); the 144,000 elect Israelites will be born-again in one day when they receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit by the revelation of their Seven Trumpet mysteries (Isaiah 66:8; Revelation 15:2-4).
The last six days of the feast of Unleavened Bread began on Sunday, Nisan sixteen and typed the brief span of the primitive Church (AD30-AD53) when the saints understood and held the apostolic faith—small in measure—but pure and undefiled by the leaven of human reasoning (Jude 3). Seven rests or sabbaths followed, representing the seven different baptisms of the Holy Ghost, or new births that differentiate each of the seven Church Ages. We become one with the Bread of Life or finished product of the wheat as the gift of the Holy Spirit in a new birth. Soon there will be another resurrection: the sleeping New Testament saints will be raised while we who are alive and remain are waved as two loaves baked with leaven in the manifestation of the as yet unglorified Sons of God; then we shall be changed in the atoms to meet Christ in the air.
All three Bibles tell the same story; we have shown God's First Bible in His Second and Third Bibles, now let us illustrate his Second Bible in His Third Bible.
Those uncouth figures and outlines of men and monsters usually scribbled over celestial globes and charts "declare the glory of God," these universal signs unfold the eternal mind of God to an election He foreknew and chose to live with Him throughout eternity. These are signs pointing us to the way of holiness, Truth and Life. Day after day and night after night they silently declare His secrets, past, present and future to every man everywhere. These stars and their scribblings tell the working of two spirits, the God of love, and His Adversary the god of the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life; each building a kingdom, the one by grace through faith, the other by the force of whatever it takes, for "the ends justify the means".
God hides in plain sight from the wise and prudent and reveals Himself in simplicity to elect babes. The Great Pyramid represents Christ's Bride of all Ages: we are New Jerusalem, His dwelling place that comes down from God out of heaven prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband, displaying the Token of His Life in us. In "The Stature of a Perfect Man" Brother Branham expounded II Peter 1:1-8 to explain how in each dispensation "when the enemy came in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord raised up a standard against him," imparting a predominant virtue in token of the Life of Christ by the Message of His angel as "their strong rock and defence" for that Age.
Revelation 21:10-21, "He carried . . . . [insert your name] . . . . in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great [pyramid] city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God: and her Light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; and had a wall great and high, and had TWELVE GATES, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the TWELVE TRIBES of the children of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates . . . And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, 144,000 cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel".
These verses take us back to the Great Pyramid representative of New Jerusalem, the future home of the heavenly Bridegroom and the earthly Bride. The photograph above portrays one of 144,000 original outer limestone casing stones that formed the Pyramid's "strong rock and defence" against the Great Flood that came upon it and destroyed the world that then was. They signify our elect Israelite attendants, 12,000 from each Tribe (Revelation 14:1-5); the foundations of New Jerusalem's City wall will be beautified with the birthstones of their twelve Tribes like the Urim Thummim on Aaron's breastplate.
The panes in this window beside the front door of Brother Branham's home in Tucson simulate the colours of the stones of the Urim Thummim. The Prophet said, "this place is not for me, but someday it will be a memorial to my ministry".
In a vision, Brother Branham was interpreting writing eroded over aeons into the rocky sides of a pyramid-shaped mountain. This represented the Six written Seals and the Church Age saints whose lives were epistles written by the washing of water by the Word of faith (Ephesians 5:26). It showed him going westward and opening the top of the pyramid mountain to reveal a white granite stone with no writing, emblematic of the mysterious Seven Thunders of the unwritten Seventh Seal, which is the revelation of the previous six written Seals that God would declare by the mouth of His Prophet. He said, "I stood there a little bit till the Holy Spirit revealed it." Then I said, "The entire Bible, as much as has been revealed to men through justification, sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the baptism in Jesus' Name, and all these things has been revealed, but there is secrets that's hid inside, because the Bible's sealed with Seven Seals. I must go there to find it".
"That morning [March 8, 1963] when those seven Angels came down [upon Mount Sunset] and blasted the earth and rocks flew every way, seven Angels stood there and said, "Return back to Jeffersonville from where you came from, for the Seven Seals of the seven mysteries will be opened."
"Here we are today, we're understanding Serpent's seed; in a few days, if God willing, we'll understand the correctness of marriage and divorce and all these things that God's opened, every Seal, the mysteries, since the foundation of the world, and we've been enjoying the Presence of His blessings" (This Day This Scripture is Fulfilled, p. 21:172-180).
When Moses was confronted with a difficult decision he entered the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle where the Lord spoke with him lip to ear. Following Moses' death the high priest could consult the Lord on difficult matters of discernment by consulting the Urim Thummim. Our Urim Thummim is God's printed Self which perfectly matches "The Witness of the Stars" and "The Bible in Stone," for Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever," and although "Heaven and earth will change according to prophecy, His words will not change" (Matthew 24:35). When we have a difficult judgment to make, the answer can be found in God's Bible as unfolded by the Message of the Seventh Angel which "restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God" by two or three witnesses consistent from Genesis to Revelation for by the grace of God we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. nl1055.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.