Bible Believers' Newsletter #141
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
We greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate your fellowship.
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This newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Finding Hope at Home
The decline of government schools lies in stark contrast to the bright ray of hope offered by the rising star of homeschooling. . . it frees your family from the shackles of socialist government education, and educates your children in conformity with your family's religious and moral values. The homeschool movement is producing its first wave of graduates, and they are getting into the best universities and colleges . . .
Full story: http://www.InsideTheWeb.com/mbs.cgi/mb1075995 http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/2000/10-23-2000/vo16no22_homeschool.htm
LONDON, October 11, 2000 -- At least 50 million children in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union live in poverty and are exposed to levels of tuberculosis usually associated with the Third World. The depressing statistics are a consequence of IMF/World Bank austerity measures, a legacy of the kind of "democracy" the New World Order has ushered into Eastern Europe.
THIS Year's October Surprise
How on schedule this series of dramatic events has occurred, almost as if it had been scripted by some third rate Hollywood hack. Hours after the two US presidential candidates proclaimed their undying fealty to Israel in a formal debate centered largely on foreign policy, Israelis responded to rock-throwing Palestinian youths with helicopter gunships and rocket attacks on Palestinian villages.
On the surface, this is a war over religion, and thus by definition not amenable to mediation, negotiation, or even rational discussion. Below the surface it is the Hegelian dialectic for WW III, and the dynamics of American politics permit only a single response from US politicians. Malaysia's Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir said, "In a uni-polar world, you can no longer opt to go to the other side; there is only one side. If you don't submit to that side, then, of course, you will be punished." (EIR January 22, 1999). And our (once) Christian West is being dragged into war in the Middle East because they have rejected knowledge (Hosea 4:6).
Joe Vialls, the man who suggested that Martin Bryant was not the assassin at Port Arthur asks "Is the USS Cole in Aden is another USS Liberty?" His suspicion is that the USS Cole was actually attacked by Israel using a "Popeye" "smart" weapon with the goal of bringing the US into the present dispute and motivating it to attack the Arabs.
The mystery currently surrounding two militant Arabs standing to attention in a small rubber boat seconds before self-destructing against the hull of the USS Cole, is no mystery at all. There was no rubber boat and there were no militant Arabs present.
The Navy now say the explosion occurred nearly two hours after the destroyer was moored to a fuel dock
Full story: http://vialls.homestead.com/cole1.html insidetheweb
Jewish Waffen SS Killing Unarmed Palestinians
For accurate news updates from Palestine and feature articles on the gross atrocities of a barbaric nuclear power against a people with no army, no air force and no navy, shooting unarmed Palestinian children with hypersonic bullets, visit these links:
Speaking of this present time Micah 6:16 says, "Israel has kept the statutes of idolatrous Omri, and all the works of wicked Ahab, and walks in their counsels; God will give Israel up for destruction, and Jerusalem's inhabitants for derision: and they shall bear the reproach of their fellow-countrymen."
Following on last week's Newsletter and in view of the ongoing fighting between Israeli tanks and rocket-launching helicopter gunships against Palestinians, often children armed with sticks and stones, I feel it timely that we examine our own selves to expose and cast out those old religious spirits which have brainwashed us in times past.
The present conflict has little to do with the Israelis or the Palestinians, and it is simmering world-wide. These people are mere pawns in the game of a super-wealthy elite intent on invoking World War III between Political Zionists and Islam. They are depending upon the cleverly indoctrinated perception among nominal Christians that Israel is sacrosanct, and that the "Jews" are God's chosen people, to ally their nations to that side, and the sense of gross injustice and religious fanaticism to gather the rest of humanity to defend the honour of Islam.
In this game, Political Zionism is the thesis, Islam is the antithesis, whilst Roman Catholicism will be the synthesis. However, although Romanism will appear to be the "winner" in the outcome of World War III, stay tuned, they too are but a pawn in this game. The elite use this Hegelian sleight of hand to create revolution and wars, including World Wars I and II. Hitler, Churchill, Stalin, and even the oh-so-confident President Franklin D. Roosevelt, were mere pawns in their game. The hidden hand of the elite is always behind the scenes, acting under a different name and in a different occupation, manipulating all parties into controlled conflict to produce an unexpected yet predetermined outcome.
Islamic peoples are being agitated or provoked throughout the world. Even in China there is Moslem unrest and bombings. And "Jews", their minds twisted and perverted by Talmudic delusions, seem ever-willing marionettes of their self-styled and kindred benefactors, unaware that even the best of them are, in military-speak, to be "wasted" in the Grande Plan for the brave new world of the elite. They are all made to be what Karl Marx classified, "useful idiots".
The religious and racial hatred that is being deliberately stirred-up will divide the world into two camps with their backers. The outcome of this planned conflict will present the world with the irresistible alternative of peace through the false Christ of Rome's pope, and Roman one world government. However, the Bible calls this New World Order the great tribulation because the hidden hand (with their other hand) will be laying the groundwork for their coup de grace, the destruction of Rome and all religions in a major revolution, and the introduction of the pure Luciferian religion.
Christians cannot be brainwashed. We are Blood-washed. God sent us a prophet in these last days to finish the mystery of God and restore us to the one and only faith (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7). In order to expose the Devil's lie and cast out these religious spirits sent to cause strong delusion for nominal Christians, we will review Isaiah 1-4. Please follow me in your own Bibles as I will not be quoting every verse.
In these chapters, Isaiah speaks of our day and the dispensations that follow. People are often taught that the Old Testament has been done-away, but there is more Scripture yet unfulfilled in the Old Testament than there is in the New?
Christianity is the reality of which the Law and the prophets were a shadow. One of the greatest delusions ever, seeks to identify Christianity with Judaism under the oxymoron "Judaeo-Christianity", and in deference to Israel. However Christianity is the kingdom of God that began to be preached after Israel apostatized from his unwavering Old Testament foundation and rejected Messiah.
The Old Testament pointed to the atoning work of Jesus Christ and as the early disciples repeatedly explained, Jesus is the fulfillment of these ancient promises. Clearly, Christianity is the Israel of God as He intended It should develop (Galatians 6:15-16; Ephesians 2:8-22; I Peter 2:9-10). Judaism on the other hand, like David's new cart, was always contrary to the Law and the prophets. Judaism is Talmudism which is Pharisaism that Jesus condemned as voiding the Word of God (Mark 7:13). "Orthodox Judaism . . . distinctly admits the absolutely binding force of the oral Law" or Talmud (The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 8. p. 402).
The Talmud, more than any other literature, so defined Judaism that Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser admitted, "Judaism is not the religion of the Bible." (Judaism and the Christian Predicament, 1966, p.159) It is the Talmud that guides the life and spirit of the Jewish people.
The next religious spirit I wish to vanquish is that which reverences "Jews" as the "chosen people of God" whereas it is an incontestable fact that the Word "Jew" did not come into existence in any language before the year 1775. The "Jews" are a mixed race of the Edomite, Canaanite and Hittite (or Khazar) bloodline of Cain, and various Gentile races. "Jew" is the generic word behind which Esau has disguised himself to infiltrate the Israel community, assume Jacob's identity, and steal his birthright. Israel, and not the "Jews", was chosen by God to live a holy life and so be a Light to the Gentiles that the blessing of Abraham may come upon us through faith in Jesus Christ.
God's Chosen People is His elect -- principally the Bride of Jesus Christ who are joint heirs with Messiah, "a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation". Natural Israel is God's servant nation whom Jesus Christ and His (primarily) Gentile Bride will rule throughout eternity.
Finally I wish to dispel the religious myths regarding Israel and Jerusalem and their significance to the Chosen People, the Church or Bride of Jesus Christ in the end-time. That is, now.
The Book of Isaiah begins with God's vision describing Judah and Jerusalem in our day. "Alas, a sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, estranged themselves, and provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger." God complains that even domestic animals know and appreciate their owner but Israel neither knows nor cares (Isaiah 1:1-4).
The children God has nurtured have rebelled against Him. Rebellion is as the act of witchcraft (I Samuel 15:23; Galatians 5:20-21). According to the Law, a father had the right to bring a rebellious son before the elders and recommend he be stoned. God stoned Sodom and Gomorrah, and He will stone our rebellious Sodomite civilization (Deuteronomy 21:18-21; Revelation 16:19).
Foretelling the immediate future, God declares that because of disobedience, Israel will become ruins, and his cities burned. His citizens are physical Serpent's seed, and not the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- or even Adam! Indeed rare is the Israelite who is Semitic and a Hebrew of the pure bloodline of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! Such a tiny remnant among the population, God likens them to a watchman's shanty in the field after harvest. Or a pimple on a pumpkin.
Morally, God regards present-day Israel as Sodom and Gomorrah (Isaiah 1:9-10; Revelation 11:8), accusing them of the same sins, as discussed in a recent Newsletter.
Their Talmud permits "unnatural connection" to a "Jew" and sodomy with a neighbor's wife (Sanhedrin 58b). It states that Adam had sexual intercourse with all the animals in the Garden of Eden (Yebamoth 63a); that a "Jew" may have sex with a child as long as the child is less than nine years old (Sanhedrin 54b), and "When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing" (Kethuboth 11b); "if she is three years and one day she may be betrothed by intercourse, if she was younger than this age, intercourse with her is like putting a finger in the eye" (Niddah 44b 45a).
God regards Israel's sacrifices and religious festivals "vain oblations" as even those few Israelites who are related to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- less than 5% of so-called "Jews" according to "Statistics" in the Encyclopaedias Britannica and Judaica, and the Universal Jewish and Jewish Encyclopedias -- are without faith to comprehend that those sacrifices and festivals were but temporary shadows of future realities. Blind Freddy can see they weren't even instituted until Sinai, and Jesus Christ has since taken away the sins of the world.
God calls Jerusalem "a harlot inhabited by murderers. Having evicted the Law and righteousness, her leaders are rebels, and their companions are thieves." Here God is speaking of this day because He proceeds to describe the restoration ministry of the Moses and Elijah and Zion's redemption, which follow after the Gentile dispensation; and then the destruction of sinners before the Millennium (Isaiah 1:24-28; Malachi 3:2-18). If God so regards Jerusalem and her modern leaders, then that religious spirit causing so-called Christians to fawn over Israel and Jerusalem is not of God. If you are of God you will know that Christ's Bride is the Israel of God, and the New Jerusalem that will descend from God out of heaven as a Bride adorned for her Husband.
Let us consider some of those against whom God has recorded this complaint -- the inhabitants of Jerusalem, leaders of Israel and their companions. "many liberal and secular Jews exhibit nearly the same chauvinism and racism as believers in the Talmud, by their embrace of the ideology of Zionism: "Secular. . . Israeli Jews hold political views and engage in rhetoric similar to that of religious Jews. . . For religious Jews, the blood of non-Jews has no intrinsic value; for Likud (political party of Begin, Shamir and Netanyahu) it has limited value. . . Most foreign observers do not realize that a sizable segment of the Israeli Jewish public holds these chauvinistic views. . . The world view of Likud politicians, enthusiastically supported by followers, is basically the world view of religious Jews; it has undergone significant secularization but has kept its essential qualities" (Israel Shahak and Norton Mezvinsky, Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel, Pluto Press, London, 1999, p. 11-16).
We are admonished to "prove all things". Let's prove whether the Word of the Lord God of Israel spoken almost 2,800 years ago is infallible, by comparing God's rebuke in Isaiah 1:21-23 against the curriculum vitae of some modern-day "princes" of Israel and their companions:-
Menachem Begin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ytzhak Shamir, David Ben Gurion, Golda Meier, Yitzak Rabin, Ehud Barak, Chaim Weizmann, Theodor Herzl. For an in-depth record as to the character of Israel's "princes", see http://www.crosswinds.net/~christianparty/jewishmassacres.htm
Israel and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles until the consummation. These Gentiles are essentially the self-styled "Jews" and their coming Roman rulers. The Hebrews descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will be Spiritually blind until three and a half years after the Gentile dispensation has ended and the Bride has been translated (Isaiah 6:10-13; 42:18-25).
How can we declare ourselves "Christ's Bride filled with the Holy Spirit" when we allow Rabbis over these blinded people and open enemies of Christ who believe, "even the best of the Gentiles deserves to be killed", into our pulpits? (Rabbi Shimon ben Yohai, Jewish Encyclopedia article on "Gentiles", also see Mechilta, Beshalach 2). As I write, Israeli occupation troops are killing Semitic Palestinians with impunity because Talmudic brain-washing has paralyzed the nations with their racist holocaust cult. They disdain them as "Gentiles". Even so-called Christian fundamentalists blindly believe in the maxim: "Israel, my country, right or wrong." But if the blind lead the blind they will both end up in Roman Catholicism (Proverbs 23:27; Revelation 13:8; 17:1-5). Never can Christians be accused of being anti-Semitic, we are PRO-Semitic.
Israel and Jerusalem have only one significance to Christians and that is as an indicator of prophetic time. Israel is God's time piece because in Daniel chapter 9 God limited seventy 360-day years to Israel, the last seven of which will be fulfilled after Jesus had taken His Church Home.
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, (that's Israel's Seventh Trumpet which will mark the end of the Gentile dispensation and signify that after almost 2,000 years, God is again with Israel), and they shall come who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem" (Isaiah 27:13; 11:11-12; Zechariah 8:7-8; 10:10-12).
Whence come those Hebrew descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Do they return from Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, France, Britain, Australia or America? No! Israel's enemy, the "Jews", live in those are nations. The Diaspora of Israel were not "Jews", they were Hebrew Israelites who will return primarily from the lands into which their forefathers dispersed over the past 2,800 years, not from Europe or America. I believe most of these Israelites are Moslems today.
As all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28), the resolution of the planned conflict between the Political Zionists and Islam in Roman Catholicism may draw them to Jerusalem in hopes of a more perfect relationship with God in Roman Catholic false Christianity; or in the restored Israelitish sacrifice. Whatever the case, all who are foreknown as among the 144,000 elect Israelites will return to Jerusalem and receive Jesus Christ as Messiah through the ministry of God's two Hebrew prophets to Israel.
According to an article titled "Am-ha-erez" by S. Bialoblotzki in the Jewish Encyclopedia, the common people of Israel "encountered only the most brutal repulsion" from the Pharisees, but when they became Christians they found "welcome and affection" (Mark 12:37).
God deals with Israel only in the Promised Land where he is bound to assemble before the Lord three times each year on His holy mountain. This is God's only provided place where Israel can worship under the blood of the lamb. The ministry of His two prophets will gather Israel from the East and West, from the lands afar, and out of all man-made traditions, to mount Moriah, and into the Revelation of their King and His (essentially Gentile) Queen.
Before his death Jacob/Israel prophesied, "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; (that is, Messiah, the Son of David in the Millennium); and unto Him shall the gathering of His fellow countrymen (born of Him) be (Genesis 49:10). "And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the Highest Himself shall establish her" (Psalm 87:5).
After Israel's redemption (in Daniel's Seventieth Week following the close of the Gentile dispensation), Isaiah considers the Millennium. "It shall come to pass in the days following the consummation, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and the elect of all the goyim or Gentiles shall flow unto it" (Isaiah 2:2; 27:13; 66:20; Daniel 2:35; Micah 4:1-5). Wars will cease and all military training will end. The "middle wall of partition" is clearly demolished (Ephesians 2:14-15).
In his dream, King Nebuchadnezzar saw "The iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold (signifying the four Gentile world empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Imperial and Papal Rome), crushed as small as chaff of the summer threshing floors and carried away by the wind: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and covered the whole earth" (Daniel 2:35). When he interpreted the king's dream, Daniel called this mountain the kingdom of God because it shall consume all other kingdoms, even their memory, and will stand forever, covering the entire earth.
This Pyramid mountain whose length and breadth and height will be 1,500 miles (Revelation 21:16) will commence its rise when the Seventh Trumpet sounds the Pentecostal Jubilee and the mount of Olives splits asunder (Zechariah 14:4-5). However it will not attain to its stature until after the Millennium when earth is renewed and its surface completely changed by its baptism with the Holy Ghost, and also natural fire such that there will be no more sea (Revelation 22:1).
I believe the millennium will be a learning experience for the elect of God. "And the Gentiles shall say, Come, let us go up the mountain of the LORD, to the Temple of the God of Israel; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will obey them: for in those days the world will be ruled from Jerusalem" (Isaiah 2:3). We have certainly discovered how to "be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth", Satan taught us that. We need to learn God's way to subdue the earth and have dominion over our fellow creatures so that their respect is through confident affection for their husbandmen, not fear of man. There will be only a thousand years before we must judge the sinners of the previous six thousand years in righteous judgment.
Isaiah 2:5-8 condemns Israel of this present day, declaring God has forsaken and rejected them because they are filled with teachings from the East, meaning the Babylonian Talmud: certainly the most hate-filled book of blasphemy, racism and immorality ever published; and with spiritualists who communicate with demons, soothsayers like the Philistines, who practicing magic as taught by the Cabbala. Zechariah 13:1-2 confirms spiritualism will be prevalent among the "Jews" when the state of Israel is restored in unbelief.
Isaiah also condemns Israel for entering into treaties with "strangers". The Hebrew word for this class of stranger is "nokri" and it includes Canaanites, Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites who were strictly taboo with no rights or privileges in the Israel community. Such people are called "Jews" today, and constitute the bulk of Israel's present population (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24).
Can you imagine Israel, who under the Old Covenant were not to be numbered among the Gentiles, participating in an association like the United Nations which was set up and is controlled by elite "Jews"? Or having treaties with Britain, the USA or any other nation under the dominion of their elites? The Israel of God would find their strength in His right arm. Little wonder Isaiah castigates present-day Israel for their reliance upon vast material wealth, invincible military might, and the worship of countless idols.
In the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week when Israel's 144,000 elect see Christ's "parousia" they will ask: "Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? Who is this in kingly apparel, marching in the greatness of His strength?"
Messiah will respond, "It is I, the One Who speaks in righteousness, proclaiming My vindication and your salvation."
"Why are your clothes so red, as if from treading grapes in the winepress?"
"I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people no one was there to help Me: I trod My foes in My anger and trampled them in My wrath. It is their life blood that you see on My clothes, and I have stained all My raiment. For the day of vengeance has come for Me to avenge My people from the hands of their oppressors. The Jubilee year of My redeemed is come. I looked but no one came to help them; I was amazed and appalled that there was no one to uphold truth and righteousness: therefore I executed vengeance alone. My own arm brought Me victory; and My wrath upheld Me. I crushed my so-called countrymen (the non-Semitic anti-Semitic genealogically nondescript self-styled "Jews" God calls Edomites), and made them drink of the cup of My wrath until they were intoxicated, and I spilled their lifeblood upon the ground" (Obadiah 1-21; Malachi 1:1-5).
The 144,000 elect pure blood Israelites respond, "I will speak of the loving-kindnesses of the Lord, and praise Him for all He has done, I will rejoice in His great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he has granted in accordance with His mercies, and His love. For He said, 'Surely they are My people, sons who will not deal falsely with Me again'. And He became their Savior. In all their afflictions He was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them: in His love and pity He redeemed them; and He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old."
"But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit: therefore He became their enemy, and personally fought against them. Then Israel earnestly remembered those days of old when Moses, God's servant led His people out of Egypt, and they cried, 'Where is He Who brought our fathers up out of the Red Sea with Moses and the other shepherds of his flock? Where is God Who put His Holy Spirit within their midst (Micah 6:4)? Where is He Whose mighty power divided the sea when Moses lifted up his right hand, and established God's reputation forever? Who led them through the bottom of the sea? Like fine stallions racing through the desert, that they never stumbled? Like cattle grazing in the valleys, so the Spirit of the Lord gave them rest. You so led Your people, Lord, as to make for Yourself a magnificent reputation."
"Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of Your holiness and Your glory: where is the love for us that You used to show -- Your power, Your mercy and Your compassion? Where are they now, are they restrained and withheld from us? Surely You are still our Father, even if Abraham does not know us, and Jacob/Israel disowns us: still You would be our Father, our Redeemer from ages past."
"O Lord, why have You made us able to err from Your ways and allowed us to harden our hearts to reverential fear of You? Return to bless us for Your servants' sake, the tribes of Your heritage. How briefly we possessed Your sanctuary at Jerusalem: our adversaries have trodden it down. We have become to You as though we were a heathen nation who never called You 'Lord'."
Speaking through the prophet Micah, God says that He will abandon Israel to their enemies until the end of the Gentile dispensation. Then He shall feed an elect 144,000 Hebrews who are Israelites, but not necessarily "Jews". And when Israel draws strength from his own resources, God will destroy all their weapons and demolish their defenses, their witchcraft and their idols, then pour out His vengeance upon the heathen in Armageddon (Micah 5:1-15). This speaks of the time of "Jacob's trouble" after the earthquake sinks Los Angeles and splits the mount of Olives: when God will cause 144,000 to cease trusting in man. He will refine them with the fire of tribulation, and separate them from the world and the things of the world on the threshing floor of Onan where David offered sacrifice and where the Temple was built (Isaiah 2:10-22; Revelation 6:12-17).
Isaiah chapter three further confirms that the prophet is speaking of present-day Israel in these prophecies because the conditions are those foretold by Paul in II Timothy 3 and 4 as predominating in the era following the opening of the Seven Seals. And Jerusalem is brazen-faced, sinning openly before the Lord and boasting that their sin is as the sin of Sodom (Isaiah 3:8-9).
Ezekiel 16:49-50, "The iniquity of your sister Sodom was pride, laziness and too much food, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. And they were haughty and worshiped idols before Me; therefore I removed them as I saw fit."
Are you aware there are synagogues that minister specifically to homosexuals? The leader of the militant homosexual activist group "ACT-UP" is angry Jewish homosexual, Larry Kramer. Four of their members started "Queer Nation" which gains publicity by staging homosexual "kiss-ins" at public events. The influential homosexual activist group "GLAAD", the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, was founded by homosexual playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein. The Jewish Poet Allan Ginsberg, hailed by the liberal, Jewish-controlled media, as a genius was a notorious pederast. Most prominent authors in the feminist movement are Jewish women because Jews control the publishing industry and Jewish women hate the Patriarchy taught in both the Old and New Testaments (Isaiah 3:12). The list goes on. Who is the vanguard applauding homosexuality and championing "rights" the Torah calls "abomination"? -- is it not "Jewish" lawyers, activists, actors and entertainers, publishers, politicians, bureaucrats, TV and movie studios? Walt Disney must be turning in his grave since Michael Eisner transformed his company into what seems to be "adult Disney"!
Isaiah 3:16-26, "Next God will judge the haughty Jewish women who mince along on their high heels, necks stretched forth, noses in the air, tinkling bracelets on their ankles, with wanton eyes that rove among the crowds to catch the glances of men. Therefore God will send a plague of scabs to ornament their heads, making them bald as one caught in harlotry or a wife in adultery, and they will be suffer the indignity of being stripped naked and ravished (Zechariah 14:2). No longer shall they tinkle with self-assurance as they walk. In that day the Lord will strip away their artful beauty and their crescent head ornaments, their necklaces and bracelets, and the spangled face veils. Gone will be the scarves, the short stepping chains, the perfume boxes and earrings, the signet rings, and nose jewels. The festal robes, the cloaks, the ornate combs and handbags. The hand mirrors, and the fine lingerie, turbans and vails. Instead of the fragrance of sweet perfume,they shall stink of rottenness; instead of a sash they shall use a rope; and instead of well set hair, baldness; instead of a fine robes they'll wear sackcloth; they will be scorched by the heat of the sun so that all of their beauty will be gone; all that will remain to them will be shame and disgrace. Their husbands shall die in battle, and Jerusalem, like those women, ravaged, shall cry in the dust of the ground, being ruined and desolate."
These natural daughters of Zion type the denominational churches of this day. For they love the world and the things of the world. They believe they are rich and in need of nothing when Spiritually they are wretched and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked, and like their type in Isaiah 3, know it not. Hence the Lord sent a prophet in this day by the name of William Branham whose ministry restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and advised humility before the Lord and simplicity of faith (Revelation 3:14-22; 10:7; 18:4; Matthew 25:6).
Jesus says to His own, "As many as I love, I REBUKE AND CHASTEN." To rebuke is to reprove. To reprove is to "expose with a view to correction". Chasten does not mean to punish. It means to "discipline because the subject's amendment is in mind." This is exactly what we find in Hebrews 12:5-11, "And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children. My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of Him; For whom the Lord loves, He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father chastens not? But if you are without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live? For our earthly fathers chastened us for a few years as they thought best; but He for our sure profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness. Now no discipline brings joy but seems grievous, but afterwards it results in a quiet growth in grace and character."
Isaiah chapter four further confirms the prophet is describing the immoral ungodly conditions of natural Israel today, the Spiritual separation of Christ's Bride from Church Age impersonators, and her cleansing by the Holy Ghost and Fire of this end-time Message. The escaped Bride will manifest the Sons of God. After that, a remnant from Israel will be purified. In verses five and six he describes the New Jerusalem situated on the fifteen hundred mile-high mount Zion crowned by the Pillar of Cloud and Pillar of Fire in a renewed heavens and renewed earth that follows the White Throne Judgment at the conclusion of the Millennium.
God sent us a prophet in this day so that we could recognize our place in the Word and our position in the Body. Those who will manifest the Sons of God and be translated to the Wedding Supper in the Sky know who they are. They know they are the Bride of Christ, the Chosen lineage, the royal priesthood, the holy nation, Israel's Queen, the New Jerusalem that will come down from God out of heaven anointed by the joy of their servants, natural Israel. We rejoice to see the day when Israel says, "Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord" because that will be Christ's parousia to Israel when they will recognize their King and His Queen, and the nation will be born in one day.
With this revelation in mind, plus the Scriptures we have expounded to show that natural Israel and Jerusalem continue in sin and desolation until they are finally destroyed in Armageddon, don't permit some renegade "Jew" or unregenerated Christian to persuade you there is any merit for us in natural Israel, their enemy the "Jews", or Jerusalem. Keep looking up, for your redemption draws nigh. nl141.htm
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Brother Anthony Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister. He has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in various countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to minister in your church.
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