Bible Believers' Newsletter 1056
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are always happy to have your company to fellowship in God's unchanging Word.
"Modern Events are Made Clear by Prophecy – Where are We? is the self-explanatosry title of our main article and explains why we cover current affairs. If we keep abreast of the times, with the unfolding revelation of Brother Branham's Message, we will recognize our place in "the present Truth" of the Word. In Genesis 18:9-14 God told Abraham to inform Sarah "our bodies will be renewed, and in one year from now you will embrace a son" (Desperation p. 24:105; Respects p. 22:142). Such Old Testament scriptures are shadows and types of God's unequivocal promises to Christ's end-time Bride. One of these days we will be able to say within ourselves, "within one year our bodies will be renewed and we will embrace our Promised Son".
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.
US caught helping ISIS Commanders escape from Taliban Prison in Afghanistan
January 27, 2019 — A large number of prisoners, all of them senior members of Daesh (also ISIS or ISIL) [which is the CIA's al Qaeda] terrorist group, broke out of a Taliban prison in northwest Afghanistan after US troops helped them escape through a covert operation . . . According to Tasnim dispatches, American forces operating in Afghanistan carried out a secret military operation in the northwestern province of Badghis two weeks ago and helped the Daesh inmates escape the prison . . . 40 Daesh ringleaders, all of them foreigners, were transferred by helicopters after American troops raided the prison and killed all its security guards . . . Full story: tasnimnews.com
Comment: The US is the image unto the beast (Revelation 13:11-18).
Netanyahu's Election Bombing may lead to Battle: Syria & Hezbollah have Fingers on the Trigger
January 26, 2019 — Israel has attacked Syria many times during the last seven years of war imposed on Syria . . . to provoke the "Axis of the Resistance" inside Syria, but has refrained from infuriating Hezbollah in Lebanon . . . the most recent Israeli attack has pushed Syria and its allies beyond tolerable limits . . . Assad and Hezbollah's Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah will both be running any future battle against any Israeli aggression when the decision to engage will be taken . . . IRGC-Quds Brigade General Qassem Soleimani asked President Hassan Rouhani "to avoid answering this thug (Trump) who is beneath your level" and to allow him (Soleimani) to respond to Trump's provocations of Iran . . . Soleimani's style is different from Netanyahu's. He doesn't have a twitter account; . . . Soleimani is patient but he can be expected to respond to provocations sooner or later . . . Full story: ejmagnier.com
Comment: The utter defeat of the modern state of faux Israel prophesied in Isaiah 6:9-12; 13:6-16; Joel 2:2; Zechariah 14:1-2; Revelation 16:19, etc., is more than one year away.
Russia, China, India and Iran: the Magic Quadrant that is changing the World
January 25, 2019 — At the height of the US unipolar moment, [Jewish President] Bill Clinton was leading a country in full economic recovery and the strategists at the Pentagon were drawing up plans to shape the world in their own image and likeness. The undeclared goal was regime change in all countries with unapproved political systems, which would allow for the proliferation of US-made 'democracy' [sic] to the four corners of the earth. Clearly Eurasian countries like Russia, India, China and Iran were on top of the to-do list, as were countries in the Middle East and North Africa . . . The bombing and destruction of Yugoslavia was the final step in the assault on the Russian Federation following the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact. [The Jew] Yeltsin represented the means by which Western [Jewish] high finance decided to suck all Russia's wealth, privatizing companies and plundering strategic resources [as they have done in Australia, the US and other countries] . . .
While India and China continued their economic growth, and Russia and Iran grew to become regional powers that were difficult to push around, the US continued its unipolar rampage, bombing Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq after having earlier bombed Yugoslavia, as the Pentagon devised light-footprint operations in the Middle East with the help of the Saudis, Israelis, Brits and French, who aided and armed local jihadis to wreak havoc. First Tunisia, then Egypt, and finally Libya . . . warning signs were apparent to all regional powers, from China and Russia to India and Iran . . . US destabilization around the world had to be contained, with particular focus on Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa . . . The final straw was the coup d'état in Ukraine, as well as the escalation of provocations in the South China Sea following the launch by the US of its so-called "Pivot to Asia." Russia and China were thus forced into a situation neither had thought possible for the previous 40 years: the joining of hands to change the world order by removing Washington from its superpower dais.
Soon there will be a breaking point . . . economically . . . changing the denomination in which oil is sold . . . which will shift the balance of global power to the East after more than 500 years of domination by the West. Full story: strategic-culture.org
Comment: The US is the image to the beast of Imperial Rome as the (once) Protestant churches are the image to the beast of Papal Rome (Revelation 13:11-18). In the US global power play for control over the world's energy industry, control of Venezuela's oil and gas reserves with sales in US dollars will empower the US to lower the oil price and cripple the economies of Russia and Iran (– Ed). One day the US will force trinitarianism on pain of death. Then Russia, once again under Judaeo-Communism, will 'nuke' Vatican City State and the United States, igniting Armageddon and the consummation.
The Democrat-controlled House followed the Senate yesterday in passing legislation forbidding the president from withdrawing from NATO and affirming undying US support for the outdated Cold War alliance. Is NATO really about defense? Or is it a jobs program for the military industrial complex (Permanent War)?
In the past, the US tried to overthrow Chavez, it attempted to starve Venezuela, to make its medical system collapse, then to assassinate Maduro. It produced a 'deficit' of food, even toilet paper. It ordered its lapdogs in Latin America to antagonize the Bolivarian revolution. Now, in the latest development, the regime in Washington has simply hand-picked its favourite traitor inside the socialist republic of Venezuela—a treasonous cadre named Juan Guaido . . . and trying to stage a Syrian scenario with 'government in exile' in Caracas (globalresearch.ca).
Local polling shows 86% of Venezuelans oppose military intervention, 81% against US sanctions (grayzoneproject.com).
In truth, Washington's motivation is the fact that according to The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)—Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves on Earth—more than Saudi Arabia and accounting for nearly a quarter of all OPEC production. The US doesn't necessarily need this oil in terms of energy—but in terms of maintaining a US-led unipolar international order—controlling or crippling nations with large amounts of hydrocarbons prevents the emergence of a multipolar world nations across the developing world seek, led by re-emerging global power—Russia—and newly emerging global power—China . . . (landdestroyer.blogspot.com).
(Jewish President) Trump's decision—coupled with threats of military intervention and the freeze of Venezuelan assets in the US—confirms the criminal nature of US foreign policy not to mention the complicity of the Western media, which has upheld the legitimacy of Trump's decision . . . presidential succession procedures in Venezuela are identical to those in the US. And Trump has taken the decision to ignore a constitutional procedure which is largely based on the US Constitution. Trump's endorsement of . . . Juan Guaido is to Venezuela what (Jewess) Nancy Pelosi [Speaker of the US House of Representatives] is to the United States . . . (globalresearch.ca).
After listening since 2016 to the American presstitutes complain, without providing a mere scrap of evidence, of Russia meddling in US elections, a person would think that the last thing Washington would do would be to meddle in other countries' elections . . . Clearly, Guaido is in Washington's pocket or Washington would not have chosen him.
Maduro, like Chavez before him, has committed the unpardonable crime of representing the Venezuelan people instead of American corporate and financial interests. Washington simply does not tolerate Latin American governments that represent Latin American people . . . So, now Venezuela has two presidents. One elected by the people, and one appointed by Washington. How long before Washington does this to Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Turkey, India? (paulcraigroberts.org).
2019: the Beginning of the End
January 4, 1919 — For ten long years, the world's central banks have dragged everyone along for one last attempt at scaling Mount Credit . . . As we head into 2019, we're expecting to see a lot more volatility and even more losses as reality once again steps back into vogue. It . . . was only kept away for a while with monetary Botox administered by self-delusional bankers and politicians unable to face their many failures directly . . . any recovery built on a foundation of cheap credit will not only end but end badly . . . Because how dire it might be to end a 40 year long, very ill-advised credit bubble, we are 99.98% certain central banks will fight tooth and nail to keep it going. Meanwhile, the ecological world continues to hurtle toward complete disaster . . . Full story: strategic-culture.org
Comment: [This explains the agreement between Rome and Jewish banksters of the City of London, the refinancing of the US dollar with Vatican gold, Rothschilds being "Guardians of the Vatican Treasury" (Encyclopedia Judaica, Vol. 2, p. 497) and the coming union of church and state in the USA.
"The bifurcation of the global economy . . . stemmed firstly from America's geo-political financial sanctions regime and the consequent attempts by targeted states to de-couple from the dollar sphere. 'War hawks' surrounding the President are now inventing 'tech crimes' . . . to up-the-ante against China, Russia and its allies . . . to re-set the entire power-balance between America versus China and Russia. The obvious and inevitable consequence has been . . . de-dollarization . . . the US seems prepared to burn-down its reserve-currency status to 'save' itself . . . and to hobble China's rise. And while burning down dollar-hegemony, the Administration is burning its own 'global order' too: attenuating it from 'global'—down to a reduced sphere of US tech and security allies, facing China and the non-West" (strategic-culture.org; Daniel 2:40-44; 7:19-17; 9:27; Revelation 13:11-18; 17:11-18).
London Gold Fix Closed – Sign of Drastic Changes for World Financial System
March 23, 2015 — The . . . gold standard was created by Rothschilds in the XIX century. After the Napoleonic wars the family got hold of major part of European gold, so the gold standard made it fabulously rich guaranteeing stable demand for the precious metal. Rothschilds did not sell to central banks or treasuries of other countries . . . they granted gold credits. The First World War put an end to the functioning of gold standard mechanisms. In 1919 they created London Gold Market Fixing Ltd. (LGF) to control the world gold market. The Bretton Woods system disappeared in the 1970s. Gold stopped being a monetary metal to become a normal commodity. In 2003 N. M. Rothschild left gold fixing . . . By that time there were many frauds and manipulations affecting the functioning of the market . . . they decided to go into the shadows . . .
Rothschild-controlled media did its best to hush it all up . . . information on tungsten operations hit the pages only ten years after the fact was discovered. Rothschilds and Rockefellers (are the leading shareholders of the US Federal Reserve System). Gold is what the Rothschilds are after, while the Rockefellers rely on the dollar—the world currency the Federal Reserve System issues. The correlation of forces (between [them] is defined by the balance between the dollar and gold . . . the gold has been greatly underestimated . . . lowering the gold price to automatically strengthen the dollar . . . [using] different shady and criminal schemes to buy . . . [at] the lowest price possible. LGF functioned to carry out this task . . . Central banks and treasuries were the main sources, especially the US Treasury. According to official data, there are 8,100 tons of gold stored in Fort Knox. Former congressman Ron Paul, who is very critical of US financial authorities, believes that the probability is even lower than 1% . . . The storage has not been audited for sixty years now . . . They say Chinese banks and companies will become the leading actors of 'gold fixing with broad participation.' If so, the gold price will rapidly climb. Full story: strategic-culture.org
Comment: This correlates Daniel 9:27, Revelation 18:9-13 and Brother Branham, and shows how Rothschilds and Rome are joined at the hip.
Assange takes Legal Action to force Trump Administration to reveal Charges against Him
January 23, 2019 — Lawyers for Julian Assange have filed an urgent application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington D.C., to direct the Trump Administration to unseal the charges it has secretly filed against Mr. Assange. Assange's lawyers are also asking the Commission to compel Ecuador to cease its espionage activities against Mr. Assange, to stop the isolation imposed on him and to protect him from US extradition. The urgent request is in the form of a comprehensive 1,172-page application for "precautionary measures" directed to the international body which monitors compliance of the US and Ecuador with their binding legal obligations . . . Full story: popularresistance.org
The Sun's Milankovitch Cycle
November 6, 2018 — Professor Valentina Zharkova is one of the few who correctly predicted solar cycle 24 would be weaker than cycle 23—only 2 out of 150 models predicted this. Her models have run at a 93% accuracy and her findings suggest a Super Grand Solar Minimum is on the cards beginning 2020 and running for 350-400 years. The last time we had a little ice age only two magnetic fields of the sun went out of phase. This time, all four magnetic fields are going out of phase.
Even if you believe the IPCC's worst case scenario, Zharkova's analysis blows any 'warming' out of the water. Lee Wheelbarger sums it up: even if the IPCC's worst case scenarios are seen, that's only a 1.5 watts per square meter increase. Zharkova's analysis shows a 8 watts per square meter decrease in Total Solar Irradiation (TSI) to the planet. Forget the arguments, debates and attempts to win over Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) alarmists—and just prepare. Full story: youtube.com
A Milankovitch cycle is a cyclical movement related to Earth's orbit around the Sun. There are three of them: eccentricity, axial tilt, and precession. These three cycles combine to affect the amount of solar heat that is incident on Earth's surface and subsequently influences climatic patterns.
The path of the Earth's orbit around the sun is not a perfect circle, but an ellipse. This elliptical shape changes from nearly a perfect circle to more of an ellipse and back due to the gravitational fields of neighbouring planets (particularly the large Jupiter and Saturn). The measure of deviation from a circle is called its eccentricity. The larger the eccentricity, the greater its deviation from a circle. Thus, in terms of eccentricity, the Earth's orbit undergoes a cyclical change from less eccentric to more eccentric and back. One complete cycle for this kind of variation lasts for about 100,000 years.
We know the earth is spinning around its own axis, which is why we have night and day. However, this axis is not upright. Rather, it tilts at angles between 22.1 degrees and 24.5 degrees and back. These angles are measured between the angle of the axis to an imaginary line normal (perpendicular) to the Earth's plane of orbit. A complete cycle for the axial tilt lasts for about 41,000 years. Greater tilts mean that the hemispheres closer to the Sun during summer will experience a larger amount of heat than when the tilt is less. In other words, regions in the extreme upper and lower hemispheres will experience the hottest summers and the coldest winters during a maximum tilt.
Aside from the tilt, the axis wobbles like a top. A complete wobble cycle is more or less 26,000 years. This motion is caused by tidal forces from the Sun and Moon. Full story: youtube.com; nature.com; youtube.com; youtube.com; youtube.com
Comment: Like the average churchgoer, the public prefer to pay the Devil his ransom rather that "prove all things and hold fast that which is good" (I Thessalonians 5:21). As many money-loving 'climate scientists' (so-called) are willing to sell their soul for filthy lucre as there are ministers willing to compromise God's unchanging Word for their denominational meal ticket. For years we have exposed the banksters HOAX of anthropological ozone layer depletion-global cooling-global warming-climate change, supposedly caused by increased CO2 in the atmosphere when the health of man and the planet requires far higher levels of atmospheric CO2. Professor Valentina Zharkova explains why this is and confirms with scientific certainty that a "Super" Grand Solar Minimum or Maunder Minimum is certain, unavoidable, and that it will decrease global temperatures for the next thirty years after 2020. Sounds like this will be the Great Tribulation!
Green Energy Vandals
January 29, 2019 — For decades now we have watched green energy dreamers destroy backbone industries. Their incessant attacks on hydro-carbon energy have vandalised our electricity grid, damaged heavy industry, bloated power costs and made blackouts inevitable . . . We should be building new coal-fired power stations on established coalfields near existing transmission lines. However Green worshippers prefer to scar the hills with wind towers, plaster the flatlands with solar panels, and waste money on spider-webs of new roads, transmission towers and power lines . . . No industry has escaped their lethal green shackles . . . Further reading: New Coal Powerplants Worldwide; destroy an electricity Grid; War on Carbon Fuels; Wind Power Ridley
Vladimir Putin on Religion and Western Civilization
December 28, 2016 — Many Euro-Atlantic states deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western civilization. In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied—national, religious, cultural, and even gender identities are being denied or relativized. There, politics treats a family with many children as juridically equal to a homosexual partnership; faith in God is equal to faith in Satan. Many people in European countries are actually ashamed of their religious affiliations and are frightened to speak about them. Their leaders then try to force this model onto other countries. I am deeply convinced that this leads to the degradation and primitivization of culture globally, including deeper demographic and moral crises in the West. Full story: godandscience.org
Modern Events are Made Clear by Prophecy – Where are We?
Very early on Sunday morning Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary and other women who were with them came to Jesus' sepulchre with spices prepared for a permanent embalming. They found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, and upon entering saw that the body was missing; two angels addressed them saying, "Why do you seek the living among the dead. He is not here, but is risen, as He told you in Galilee . . . and they remembered His words." Returning from the Sepulchre they recounted these events to the eleven and their associates, who did not believe them.
Peter ran to the sepulchre and discovered that Jesus' glorified body, having entered the sixth dimension, had passed through the linen bandages without disturbing them, "and that the napkin which had been about His head was wrapped together in a place by itself." Later in the day Jesus fellowshipped unbeknownst with Cleopas and an unnamed disciple on the road to Emmaus, a journey of about seven and a half miles, so they probably conversed for more than three hours.
After explaining what they had discovered in Jerusalem, Jesus said, "O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded to them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself," proving that modern events are made clear by prophecy. When their eyes were opened at table, they knew Him, and He vanished out of their sight" (Luke 24:12-44; John 20:1-9).
Before the Lord can do anything of great moment He must declare it in the heavens. When God said of the celestial luminaries, "let them be for signs," He meant that they should be used to signify something beyond and additional to what pertains to their nature such as the regulation of time and seasons (Genesis 1:14-16). Psalm 19:1-4, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and their expanse shows His handiwork. Day after day pours forth speech, and night after night declares knowledge. There is no speech nor are there words, where their voice is not heard. Their Message reaches through all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun" (Romans 10:17-18). Thus the wise Gentiles from the east were led for two years by the star to the infant King (Matthew 2:1-11). Now Christs' end-time Bride has been led to the west by this heavenly Sign that announced His second Coming.
The Gospel is chiefly the story of the Serpent and the Cross—the doctrine of the fall and degeneracy of man through the subtlety of "the dragon, that old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceives the whole world" signified by the star Draconis (Revelation 12:1-13; Job 26:13; Psalm 74:12-14; 91:13; Isaiah 24:1; 27:1). The stars that shine in the nocturnal heavens seem to the untutored to be scattered entirely without order, confusedly spread over the face of the sky, yet they hold evangelical truths.
God must also send a vindicated prophet with warning and a way to escape the judgment; He sent us William Branham (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Revelation 10:7). Four scriptures confirm that God always sends a prophet before He does anything of great moment, Genesis 18:17; Jeremiah 23:32, Daniel 9:22, and Amos 3:7. Brother Branham made quick reference to a number of prophecies that came to pass in the days of our Lord:
Zechariah 11:12 (Matthew 26:15). "He was sold with thirty pieces of silver".
Psalm 41:9 (John 13:18), "He was betrayed by His friends".
Zechariah 13:7 (Matthew 26:31), "forsaken by His disciples".
Psalm 35:11 (John 19:11), "accused by false witnesses".
Isaiah 53:7 (Luke 23:9), "dumb before His accusers, never opened His mouth"
Isaiah 50:6, (John 19:1), "He was scourged"
Psalm 22:1 (Matthew 27:46), "He cried at the cross, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"
Psalm 22:16-18 (Luke 23:34), "They pierced My hands and My feet . . . All My bones they stare at Me. They divide My garments among them".
Isaiah 9:6 (Luke 2:11), "Unto us a child is born"
Isaiah 7:14 (Matthew 1:23), "a virgin shall conceive"
Psalm 22:7-8 (Mark 15:29), "mocked by His enemies, supposed to be His friends; His enemies, the church"
Psalm 34:20 (John 19:36), "not a bone was to be broken, but they pierced His hands and His feet"
Isaiah 53:12 (Luke 23:33), "died with malefactors"
Isaiah 53:9 (Matthew 27:57-58), "bruised, and buried with the rich brother"
Psalm 16:10 (Acts 13:35), "He was resurrected from the dead. David said so, "I will not suffer My Holy One to see corruption, neither will I leave His soul in hell".
Malachi 3:1 (Matthew 11:17), "John the Baptist was His forerunner"
Genesis 22:1-14 (John 3:16), "And all of the types He might have went to! Even to Isaac being the type of Him upon Mount . . . upon the mountain where his father Abraham took him"
Ancient events were made clear by prophecies fulfilled in their days. Malachi 3:6 states, "I am the Lord, I change not," as confirmed by Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever." Therefore, Modern events are also made clear by prophecy because as we have shown, the Lord must first display a sign in the sky and send a vindicated prophet before He can do anything of great moment.
I see we have a number of converted Muslims in Church. According to Islamic tradition, the Quran is the literal word of God as recited to Islam's prophet Muhammad without issue through the angel Gabriel. They do not understand that the Angel Gabriel is the Angel Michael, who is Jesus Christ.
Muslims claim that both the Old and New Testaments have been changed, and that the Bible is no longer trustworthy. Manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments dating many centuries before the birth of Mohammed and the rise of Islam are displayed in well-known museums across the world. Anyone can compare the Bible we have today with these manuscripts and see that it has not been corrupted. Mohammad himself believed the Bible that existed in his day was authentic (Surah 3:3; 4:162-163; 5:58-59; 6:154-157; 9:111; 21:7, 48-50; 35:31; 40:69-70; 46:12; 46:29-30).
When a Muslim claims the Bible has been changed, I suggest that he is unconsciously blaspheming by accusing God that He is a liar by not keeping His promise to protect His Word (Psalm 119:89; Matthew 24:35); and that He is impotent, being unable to preserve His holy Word.
[Sheikh Prof. Dr. Yusuf 'Abdullah al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian Islamic theologian based in Doha, Qatar, and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars once famously said: "If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn't exist today." The death penalty for apostasy [which the non-Muslim world would regard as 'enlightenment'] is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence (Bukhari 9.84.57)].
In point of fact God wrote His Bible in three forms. Concerning His first Bible, Psalm 119:89 says, "O Lord, Thy Word is settled in heaven." This agrees with Matthew 24:35, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will not pass away." The Koran states that the Psalms of David are inspired of God, and that Jesus was a prophet therefore His Words are THUS SAITH THE LORD. God's first Bible is Mazzaroth, the constellations of the Zodiac which are written in the stars, therefore this Bible cannot possibly be changed without unbalancing the entire universe.
Many modern events have been made clear by prophecy of which Genesis 6:1-4 is a shadow and type: "It came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God [Adam's race] saw the daughters of men [Cain's race] were beautiful and they co-habited with all they chose. And the Lord said, My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh: yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after the Flood, when the sons of God co-habited with the daughters of men, who bore them children, who became giants of whom so many legends are told".
Matthew 24:37, Jesus said concerning the antitype: "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall also the (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man be." The revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 brought the Son of man back to earth in W_O_R_D form, and the curse of miscegenation, approved by apostate churchmen and self-seeking politicians under the deceptive euphemism "multiculturalism," is genocide to Adam's race. And "as it was in the days of Noah" over the past hundred and twenty years world population has increased from one to 7.7 billions and the besetting sins of the scientific and technologically advanced antediluvian civilization have repeated in our highly developed civilization as made clear by prophecy.
In Genesis 18 Moses recorded in shadow and type: how three created men visited Abraham who worshipped one Man as Elohim, the "self-existent One," not three. He proved He was the Logos or Word by discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart, the Messianic sign by which the disciples identified Jesus (Hebrews 4:12). This was not Jesus Christ who was yet to be born of the virgin Mary. He prophesied when their promised son Isaac would be born. The other two messengers went into Sodom and preached a basic salvation Message to the non-elect.
In Luke 17:28-31, Jesus prophesied concerning the antitype: "As it was in the days of Lot . . . so will it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, let he who is on the housetop and his stuff in the house not come down to take it away: and he who is in the field, let him likewise not return back".
Beyond dispute the world is in a Sodom condition. And as it was in the days of Lot God has sent three messengers. Billy Graham and Oral Roberts preached to the churches in Sodom while God veiled Himself behind His Prophet, William Branham, a sinner saved by grace, and revealed "Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever" by the Messianic sign (Hebrews 13:8; 4:12).
God can do nothing of great moment without displaying a sign in the heavens, and sending and vindicating a prophet with warning and a way to escape the judgment. He promised to send the 'Elijah' of Malachi 4:5, 6b and Matthew 17:11 to restore the hearts of His children to the faith of their apostolic fathers for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation before the consummation by fire from heaven (II Peter 3:10-11). This man was William Branham (1909 – 1965) who was the 'angel' or messenger to the Laodicean Church Age (1906 – 1963).
Brother Branham said, "The Laodicean Age began around the turn of the Twentieth Century, perhaps 1906. How long will it last? As a servant of God who has had multitudes of visions, of which NONE has ever failed, let me predict (I did not say prophesy, but predict) that this age will end around 1977. [Laodicea ended in 1963 when Christ claimed the Book of Redemption, opened the Seven Seals and descended upon Mount Sunset with the open Book in His raised left hand (Revelation 5:5:5-8; 6:1; 10:1-4)]. If you will pardon a personal note here, I base this prediction on seven major continuous visions that came to me one Sunday morning in June, 1933. The Lord Jesus spoke to me and said that the coming of the Lord was drawing nigh, but that before He came, seven major events would transpire. I wrote them all down and that morning I gave forth the revelation of the Lord. The first vision was that Mussolini would invade Ethiopia and that nation would "fall at his steps" [Daniel 11:43] . . . the vision also said that Mussolini would come to a horrible end with his own people turning on him. That came to pass just exactly as it was said.
The next vision foretold that an Austrian by the name of Adolph Hitler would rise up as dictator over Germany, and that he would draw the world into war. It showed the Siegfried line and how our troops would have a terrible time to overcome it. Then it showed that Hitler would come to a mysterious end.
The third vision was in the realm of world politics for it showed me that there would be three great ISMS, Fascism, Nazism, Communism, but that the first two would be swallowed up into the third [under the Sixth and Seventh Vials [Revelation 16:13-21]. The voice admonished, "WATCH RUSSIA, WATCH RUSSIA. Keep your eye on the King of the North."
The fourth vision showed the great advances in science that would come after the Second World War ["as it was in the days of Noah"]. It was headed up in the vision of a plastic bubble-topped car that was running down beautiful highways under remote control so that people appeared seated in this car without a steering wheel and they were playing some sort of a game to amuse themselves.
The fifth vision had to do with the moral problem of our age, centering mostly around women. God showed me that women began to be out of their place with the granting of the vote. Then they cut off their hair, which signified that they were no longer under the authority of a man but insisted on either equal rights, or in most cases, more than equal rights. She adopted men's clothing and went into a state of undress, until the last picture I saw was a woman naked except for a little fig leaf type apron. With this vision I saw the terrible perversion and moral plight of the whole world.
Then in the sixth vision there arose up in America a most beautiful, but cruel woman. She held the people in her complete power. I believed that this was the rise of the Roman Catholic Church, though I knew it could possibly be a vision of some woman rising in great power in America due to a popular vote by women.
The last and seventh 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 Seventh Church Age, p. 321:2 – 323:3).
God's second Bible planted the revelations of the witness of the Stars firmly in the center of earth's land mass on the border between Upper and Lower Egypt. Equal amounts of land are contained in each of the quadrants drawn off its four corners. Its height of 454 feet is the same as the average height above sea level of all land on earth. The sides of the Great Pyramid are concave at the bottom. Their curvature conforms to the curvature of the earth's surface so if you could draw a circle extended from any two adjacent corners it would equal the circumference of Earth at the Equator.
This brings us to Isaiah 18 and 19 that describe the gathering of the children of Jacob/Israel from exile in the now Muslim lands of the ancient Babylonian and Assyrian Empires in North Africa and the Middle East in Daniel's Seventieth Week. Isaiah 19:19-21, "In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar [or monument] at the border thereof to the Lord. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they will cry to the Lord because of the oppressors, and He shall send them a Saviour, and a great One, and He will deliver them. And the Lord will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day and do sacrifice and oblation; they will vow a vow to the Lord, and perform it"
This "Pillar" is the Great Pyramid of Giza built under direction of the Prophet Enoch before the Great Flood. The entrance marks the end of the Deluge and the first tragic era 1656-1657AM (the year of the world), 2355-2354BC. This descending passage pointed to Alpha Draconis that crossed the meridian below the Pole in 2170BC and it ends in the pit. "The Dragon, that old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceives the whole world" (was signified by the North or Pole Star four to six thousand years ago, and is still a very important aid to navigation; however sin threw earth off its axis at the time of the Flood. Lucifer was once God's right hand man to fellowship, and chief among "the angels which kept not their first estate" in the Word of the hour and in the Book of Life (Jude 6; Revelation 12:9).
God's third Bible also presents the story of God unfolding Himself or changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the flesh of His glorified Family. Jesus Christ is the beginner and firstborn in the creation of God less than two thousand years ago; He is the Capstone and "head of the corner" (Matthew 21:42; Revelation 3:14). Again the actors in this great play are God and Satan, each building his own kingdom. God is incarnating His "little Flock," Christ's Bride, by His Spirit and Satan is incarnating his immense herd by his seductive spirit.
Christ has pregnated His Bride to impart His character by faith—Word upon Word, "line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little," Church Age by Church Age—"until we all come into the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of the perfect Man," prepared for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation.
Satan has been incarnating his church by wisdom against the faith—"so close it would almost deceive the elect if it were possible." He impersonates this end-time Message within the circle of those called out from organized religion. They quote the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and obey the strict legalism of sanctification, but without a revelation of his Message they fail the Word test, substituting wisdom for faith which is Balaamism and the mark of the beast, forming an image to the beast serving their learning and his wisdom.
Enoch's Bible in stone portrays "New Jerusalem," the Kingdom Christ is building—His golden City, the Lamb's Book of Life transformed into the deified flesh of His spotless Blood-washed elect who will rule the renewed heavens and renewed earth; the face of God the "saved" without the City will worship throughout eternity. Our diagram places the Church Age saints in the Body chronologically and by the Word for their day. Paul called these saints from Pentecost to Laodicea the fruit of "that which was in part"—PART Word supplemented by Christ's intercession for ignorance of "that which is perfect"—Christ the fullness of the Word. Denominations organized after their revivals continue to exist as the Holy Spirit is gathering and binding them ready for the burning (Matthew 13:30, 38-42; Hebrews 6:8). Living Laodicean saints will die before the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trump and Seventh Vial manifest at the close of the Christian dispensation.
Jesus, the antitypical Pascal lamb of Leviticus 23 was crucified on Friday evening, Nisan 14, AD30. Saturday Nisan 15 was a holy convocation and the first day of the week of Unleavened Bread. On Sunday Nisan 16 Jesus Christ was waved before the Lord as a sheaf of the firstfruits of the whole barley harvest. His acceptance consecrated the whole harvest of Old Testament saints (Romans 4:25; Hebrews 11:38-39); this was also the first day of the feast of Weeks. The fiftieth day was a holy convocation and the Day of Pentecost when Christ's Church was inaugurated.
From our diagram we see that the primitive Church commenced under the last six days of Israel's feast of Unleavened Bread. Leaven signifies sin, which is unbelief in the revealed Word of God; bread represents Christ the Word on which our soul feeds by faith (Matthew 4:4; John 6:51). Jesus told Peter He would build His Church on the rock of faith from Above; the double base line on the diagram represents the foundation of the Church on "the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints" (Jude 3). Although small in measure because the shadows and types were not yet revealed to Paul and John, they held the faith pure and undefiled from AD30 to 53 when the Church "left her first love, Christ the Word" (Revelation 2:4).
The seven sabbaths or forty-nine days of Israel's feast of Weeks type our seven Church Ages, defined and divided by seven baptisms with the Holy Spirit that quickened "the present Truth" delivered by the seven angels to the Church. Because the Bible was sealed from the foundation of the world, and the faith in the hearts of the saints was lost when they were martyred by the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church, Christ received His elect according to their revelation of the Word for their day and as Mediator in the priestly office Son of God He "winked at their ignorance" and baptized them into the Body.
When the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was born-again Christ's mediation was fulfilled and redemption was over, the Pentecostal or Laodicean churches "were apostate and knew it not, having put Christ without the camp" (Revelation 3:15-20).
The breach of promise or divorce between "Christ the Headstone" and the Body meant that all who were not baptized into the Laodicean Part of the Body were outside Christ, quite possibly "saved," but unregenerate.
In Revelation 4 we find the seven portions of the Spirit back before the Throne and without Blood the Mercy Seat is now a Judgment Seat whence come lightnings and thunderings and voices. Now redemption is to be revealed to show who the saints were and how they were redeemed by "the present truth" in each Church Age. Hereby we can know which parts of the Body are made up, avoid the denominational error of impersonating the Word for a day gone by, recognize our day and become written epistles of its Message.
The Voice of the Seventh Angel is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16, the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 awakening the sleeping virgins and calling the wise and foolish "out of Babylon" to meet their Bridegroom. A life lived by a clear revelation of His Message is the Key to unlocking the mystery of God, entering into the unity of the faith and baptized into the Capstone of the Body made up of "the lively stones" of Christ's end-time Bride. As indicated by our diagram the mass outside the Capstone of the fullness of the Word will enter the great tribulation in Daniel's Seventieth Week and become atomic ashes.
The Capstone is down for all who have been baptized into Christ by His end-time Message. The rest are "materially rich and in need of nothing not knowing that Spiritually they are wretched, pitiable, bankrupt of faith, blind to the Word and naked of the Blood" (Revelation 3:17).
If you keep abreast with current affairs, familiarise yourself with the Prophet's Message and the Bible promises for our day you will recognize your place in the Word as modern events are made clear by prophecy coming to pass, reinforcing your stand and confidence in "the present Truth" . . . what Jesus is doing now. nl1055
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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.