Bible Believers' Newsletter #148
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
God bless you , I trust you have had a great week and managed to overcome your self and the outside world by faith in the Word and prayer.
This week we shall review the first four Seals of Redemption.
Thanks to an alert subscriber who "proves all things and holds fast that which is good," I must apologize. In Newsletter #146 I republished an item from a usually reliable news source supposedly quoting Al Gore's book, Earth in Balance. It appears this was a misquote has been circulating since at least June 2000.
Clearly, everything presented in this Newsletter should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ . . . Anthony Grigor-Scott
The First Four Seals
Genesis 3:14-15, "The LORD God said unto the Serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all domestic animals, and above every living creature of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; It shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel."
When Adam followed his wife from Eternity into time, he forfeited his dominion to Satan, and the whole of creation became subject to the law of sin and death. As Lucifer was the leading Cherub and God's right hand before the Fall, the Serpent as head and representative of the beasts was Adam's right hand. He could reason and converse intelligently and although there is no such thing as evolution, he was the upright, "missing link" between man and the animals, so close to man, that his seed could and did mingle with the woman and cause her to conceive.
As Lucifer lost his pre-eminence and will one day be annihilated, the Serpent became subject to death like the rest of creation and lost pre-eminence among the animals when God cursed and cast him upon his belly, in the dust beneath their feet, replacing his facility for speech and fraternity with the hiss of opprobrium and innate revulsion.
God placed enmity between the Serpent and the woman, and between Cain's generation and Adam's race. Jesus Christ, the Head of Adam's race, bruised Satan, head of the physical and spiritual Serpent's seed, when He paid sin's price to redeem Adam for He was approved in that God raised Him from the dead. Judas Iscariot the spiritual Serpent's seed, other make-believers and unbelievers hinder Christ, holding Him back by the heel. Judas took his own life and is lost, showing the destiny of the physical and spiritual Serpent's seed is separation from God.
Lucifer fell trying to usurp Michael's rightful place, and with his followers, is cursed with annihilation in the lake of Fire. Likewise the Serpent fell trying to usurp Adam's rightful place, and is cursed to go upon his belly through Eternity whilst God is restoring Adam to his rightful place of dominion over all living things as symbolized by the four Cherubim that introduce the first four Seals of Redemption. Four is the number of Earth. Earth is the throne of Michael Who became Jesus Christ, the last Adam. God is redeeming all nature under that Man.
Jesus said, "as the days of Noah were, so shall also the ("parousia") Coming of the Son of Man be" (Matthew 24:37). As God inspired the predestinated clean and unclean beasts into Noah's ark, He also inspired the wise and foolish virgin into salvation in Christ. Only so many clean, and so many unclean animals were loaded onto Noah's ark. When the last animal was aboard, God shut the door. Likewise a specific number of wise and foolish virgin were predestinated to each Church Age. When the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was baptized into that part of the Body, Christ's mediation for the ignorance of the Church Age saints was finished. Redemption was over: He claimed the Book of Redemption, and opened the Seven Seals.
The sovereign God Who sealed the "saved" inside Noah's ark after seven days also sealed the PART-Word Body of seven Church Ages. When Brother Branham expounded Ephesians 4:30 he said, "Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you (PART-Word saints) are sealed unto the day that the Book of Redemption has been revealed, and the Redeemer comes to claim His possession."
While the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals, only PART-Word was revealed to these true hearts, and because they were ignorant of the revelations hidden under the Seven Seals they were in disagreement with God Who is the Word. That was why Christ could not fully redeem the Church Age saints at Calvary. And why they needed a Mediator or Go-between to make peace with God. On the other hand, those predestinated to be born-again after the revelation of the Seven Seals do not require a Mediator as we have the fullness of the Word (I Corinthians 13:10). The end-time Bride who will not see death, and the 144,000 elect Israelites who will be martyred were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary 1970 years ago.
"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the seventeenth day of the second month, (the same day that the ark was sealed), all the fountains of the deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the rain was upon the earth for forty days and forty nights" (Genesis 7:11-12). And on March the seventeenth, 1963, the very day that last predestinated saint was sealed into Laodicea, the Blood left the Mercy Seat and Christ left the sacrifice altar. He claimed the Book of Redemption, tore open the Seven Seals and began to reveal them through His prophet. The windows of heaven were opened and the Former Rain began. It will fall for forty years to finish the mystery of God and restore the wise virgin to the apostolic faith (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7; Acts 3:19-21).
William Branham was the prophet who stood in the breach between "that which was in PART", and "that which is perfect", introducing our Messenger, Christ. He placed judgment on the beast from the sea (Rome) and the beast from the earth (America and the Protestant churches). And following his instructions, we take the unsealed Book from Him and become one with It in order that we may declare with authority Its revelation to nations and their rulers (Revelation 10:1-11).
The First Seal manifested from the day of Pentecost throughout the Pergamean Church Age where the Roman Catholic church was organized at the First Nicea Council of AD325. Impersonating Christ, the anti-Christ spirit began his ride on a white horse. He was given a triple crown, signifying jurisdiction over heaven, hell and purgatory, and as he gained spiritual authority over the masses the "deeds of the Nicolaitanes" became entrenched in liturgy and traditions as "the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes". The Greek "Nikao" means "to conquer" and "laos" means "the laity". So "Nicolaitane" means to conquer the laity by establishing a hierarchy between man and God.
This Seal was revealed by the Cherub with the face like a lion. His anointing upon those redeemed under this Seal was faith, virtue (or moral strength), and knowledge to understand God's Word -- the nature of Jesus Christ Himself.
In the Bible a beast represents a "power" so the color of the four horses Satan rides signify the nature of the anti-Christ spirit under that Seal, as the different faces of the Cherubim signify the nature of the living creature God is imparting to his saints. Under the First Seal Satan gained spiritual authority over the masses. He consolidated this with political power under the Second Seal, and with demonic power under the Third Seal. This trinity of evil attributes consolidate in "the beast" when Satan is cast out of heaven incarnates the pope under the Fourth Seal.
The Second Seal encompassed the Thyatira Age wherein the oppression of Rome's absolute power sunk Europe into almost a thousand years of ignorant superstition historians call the Dark Ages. With State backing and a Papal tiara, Satan was a political superpower astride his red horse and went forth killing all who would not receive the mark of the beast -- his Trinity doctrine and false baptism in the Titles, "Father, Son and Holy Ghost". This Seal was revealed by the Cherub with the face of an ox.
The ox is a beast of burden that selflessly gives of itself, dying to its own desires to faithfully accomplish its duty. Abused, it reviles again not but redoubles its effort to serve its master. Under this Seal the saints were anointed with the nature of temperance -- self-discipline and control to overcome temper, differences and indifference, prejudice, hatred and all adversity.
The saints of the Sardis and Philadelphian Church Ages were redeemed under the Third Seal which was revealed by a Cherub with the face of man. These were the days of the great Bible expositors who protested Rome's deception and cruel hypocrisy, leading the world to enlightenment in the Protestant Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of false worship.
This Seal commenced at the end of the Dark Ages where Rome's word was law. With absolute but demonic power, her popes humbled and deposed kings, martyred 68 million Christians, and billions perished spiritually through her false teachings. The Catholic priest, Martin Luther, was the most noted and successful of the early reformers. Grieved by Rome's arrogant refusal to repent of her corruption and blasphemy, he made his stand when the "Jew", John Tetzel, sold "get out of jail free cards" called "Papal Indulgences" to remit future sins. Those so disposed might now sin confidently with a "clear conscience".
This Satanic inspiration is behind the Jews' Kol Nidre (Nedarim 23a-23b). Recited each year in the synagogue on the eve of the Day of Atonement. It allows all future obligations, oaths or pledges made in the coming twelve months to "be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and void, and made of no effect" provided the "Jew", in making his commitment simultaneously revokes it in his heart. This allows him to lie, subvert, cheat, etc., with a free conscience.
The nature of the "Jew" assumes prominence in Rome under the black horse. The Platonic Academy attempted the Talmudic strategy of Maimonides (who had harmonized Biblical Judaism with Aristotle) by harmonizing pagan philosophy with Christianity. The Khazar Lorenzo Medici (the Magnificent), was lord of the Academy. Through his influence with Pope Innocent VIII his son Giovanni (Leo X), became Pope on March 11, 1513, was ordained a priest on the 15th, made a bishop on the 19th of the same month, and reigned until December 1, 1521.
Leo X, fanned the Reformation by sponsoring the great Renaissance of paganism, and filled the Platonic Academy and salons of Rome and Florence with "Jews" expounding Talmud and occult Cabala. The Jewish Encyclopedia calls Leo "the humanist . . . favorably inclined toward the Jews, whom he employed not only as physicians, but also as artists and in other positions at his court. The beginning of the Reformation influenced his action in the controversy between Reuchlin and Pfefferkorn which he sealed in such a way as not to give any encouragement to those who demanded reforms in the Church". Throughout the Western (once) Christian world today, governments emulate Pope Leo.
The sincerely converted "Jew" Pfefferkorn, who aired the infamies of the Talmud, was opposed by the Catholic renegade Reuchlin, dupe of the head of the Jewish community of Rome, and the pro-Jewish Medici Pope. Pfefferkorn was silenced, and Reuchlin was not tried for heresy.
Martin Luther entered the picture, first as a darling of the Jews, when he wrote the drooling Jesus Christ Was Born a Jew in which he blamed the Roman hierarchy for non-conversion of the "Jews", saying "they called Jews nasty names" and asserted that he "welcomed them to his heart". This is a picture unpainted by Catholic or Protestant sources. And we are never told that he found the "Jews" who had encouraged him to break with Rome were Judaizing his own followers. After he read the Talmud introduced to him by a really converted Jew, Luther became wise and wrote The Jews and Their Lies and such terrible speeches as make Papal utterances almost pale by comparison.
Every effort was made to corrupt and Talmudize the church from within, while Jewry worked to wreck it from without. "The hotheads among Jews," says Cecil Roth, the Jewish historian, "expected to end Christianity and supplant it with Talmndism, but when Luther nailed his theses on the Wittenberg Cathedral door, he nailed the Jews back in the ghetto", and Popes eager for Christian faith and morals were elected in place of the pro-Talmudic "humanist" Medici popes.
Deschamps points to the Cabala to explain the craze for magic in Western Europe that spilled over from the Second Seal, "that science of demoniacal arts, of which the Jews were the imitators," and undoubtedly in any comprehensive review of the question the influence of the Jewish Cabalists cannot be ignored. Groups of occults like Gilles de Rais (1404-1440) who sold their souls to the Devil had recourse to the abominations for which his name remains infamous. Frightful invocations, loathsome debaucheries, perverted vice in every form, sadistic cruelties and horrible sacrifices. Hundreds of children disappeared; little boys and girls were put to death with the most inhuman tortures.
Eliphas Levi, declares that "the Jews, the most faithful trustees of the secret of the Cabala, were almost always the real masters of magic in the Middle Ages" (Dogma et Rituel de la Haute Magic, II, p. 220, 1861). He suggests that Gilles de Rais took his monstrous recipes for using the blood of murdered children "from some of those old Hebrew books on magic, which, had they been known, would have sufficed to hold up the Jews to the execration of the whole earth" (Histoire de la Magic, p. 289).
Voltaire, likewise attributes the magical blood-rites practiced in the sixteenth century to Jewish inspiration: "It was ordinarily Jews that were made use of for magical operations. This ancient superstition comes from the secrets of the Cabala, of which the Jews called themselves the sole depositaries. Catherine de Medicis, the Mardchal d'Ancre, and many others employed Jews for these spells" (Voltaire, Henraide).
This charge of black magic recurs all through the history of Europe from the earliest times. "Demonology in Europe was in fact essentially a Jewish science, for although a belief in evil spirits existed from the earliest times and has always continued to exist amongst primitive races, and also amongst the ignorant classes in civilized countries, it was mainly through the Jews that these dark superstitions were imported to the West where they persisted not merely amongst the lower strata of the Jewish population, but formed an essential part of Jewish tradition" (Nesta Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, p. 79- 80; Talmud -- Berakhoth 6, and Hullin, 143-144).
Under the Third Seal Satan rode upon a black horse selling faith, prayer and remission of sins, the staff of Spiritual Life, as one trades wheat or barley, the staff of natural life, to acquire the wealth of the world. The black power was graphically portrayed by the "Jew" Ignatius Loyola and a group of Marranos ("Jews" who pose as Christians). He organized the black-robed Jesuits or Society of Jesus, a military religious order whose Superior-General is known as the Black Pope. Their Oath is the basis of other orders like the Knights of Malta, Knights of Columbus, Rhodes Scholars, and the Freemasons -- all founded on the "Jew's Cabala". They compass land and sea to make converts, establishing forces, gathering intelligence, favor and influence in the highest echelons, and build schools and universities where they mold the minds of young cohorts.
But a Voice in the midst of the Cherubim commanded Satan, "See you hurt not the oil and the wine". This was the Lamb speaking through the Reformers. Oil represented the Holy Spirit and Wine signifies revelation which stimulates the soul (as natural wine excites the mortal spirit).
The Fourth Seal was revealed by a Cherub with the face of an eagle. This bird can fly higher and see further than his fellows and represents God's prophets. It began with the Laodicean Church Age to which God sent the prophet William Branham to finish the mystery of God and restore us to the apostolic faith. "For the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10). It ends in the Battle of Armageddon at the consummation of the Ages where Christ comes from heaven on a white horse with the vindicated Word of His resurrected saints. His name is called the Word, Life (John 6:63; I John 5:12). Satan rides on a pale horse to perdition with his army of mixed creeds and denominations (Revelation 4:8; 19:11-21). His name is Death and the grave follows with him. "And they are given authority (through the Black Nobility, the Roman church and the power of America and the (once) Protestant image to the beast -- Revelation 17:11-17; 13:12-15) over the fourth part of the Earth, to kill with sword, and with famine, and with spiritual death, and with the wild, untamed beasts of the Earth."
The prospect facing all those looking forward to entering the coming New World Order or Great Tribulation is warfare and violence, famine and the mark of the beast, and degraded men lower than animals.
God gave Rome a thousand years in which to repent during the Dark Ages or Thyatira Church Age when Satan rode his red horse. He promised that Rome's future Protestant daughter churches who would share her spiritual fornication will be cast into the same bed, unless they repent (Revelation 2:19-24; 6:3-4; 17:1-5; 19:20). A bed in Scripture signifies a church, a World Council of Churches. Rome had destroyed all churches and murdered the saints who disagreed with her FALSE doctrine. She had no daughter churches at that time: this was prophecy.
God gave the Protestant churches the same warning through the Message of Brother Branham but they put Him outside the door and must receive judgment under the Sixth Seal then be cast into the lake of Fire (Revelation 3:17-20; 18:4; 19:20). Revelation 2:23, "And I will kill her (once Protestant) children with death (or eternal separation by annihilation in the lake of Fire); and all the churches shall know that I am He Who searches deep within men's hearts and minds: and I will give unto every one his just deserts."
"The apostle James showed us the course sin takes. James 1:14-15, "Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin, and sin when it is finished, brings death." Now that is a picture of exactly what was happening in the Church Ages. As sin started in nothing but a feeling, so the death to the church started with the simple, little noticed deeds of the Nicolaitanes. From the deeds it went to a doctrine. From the doctrine it embraced the power of the state and the introduction of paganism. Now in this age it goes to its own prophetess (teacher) and so it travels on until it will find itself in the lake of Fire, for that is exactly where it is going to end up, in the second death" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 227).
Ahab and Jezebel type Constantine and Rome. Both formed a union of church and state for political expediency and that union caused idolatry to overrun the true religion.
"When Ahab married Jezebel for political reasons he sold his birthright. You join up with an organization and you sell your birthright, brother, whether you want to believe it or not. Every Protestant group that ever came out and then went back sold their birthright, and when you sell your birthright, you're just like Esau -- you can cry and repent all you want, but it won't do you any good" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 228:4).
"When Ahab married Jezebel he allowed her to take the State money and erect two huge houses of worship of Astarte and Baal. . . And when Constantine and the church married he gave the church buildings, and set up altars and images, and organized the hierarchy that had already been shaping up."
"When Jezebel got the power of the state behind her she forced her religion on the people and killed the prophets and priests of God. It got so bad that Elijah, the messenger to his day, thought he was the only one left; but God had 7000 more that hadn't bowed the knee to Baal. And right now out there amongst those denominations of Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, etc., there are some that will come out and come back to God. . . Here is that prophetess called Jezebel and she is teaching the people. And her teaching is seducing the servants of God and causing them to commit fornication. Now fornication means 'idol worship.' That is what its spiritual meaning is. It is an illegal union. Ahab's union and Constantine's union were both illegal. Both committed spiritual fornication. Every fornicator will wind up in the lake of fire. God said so" (Revelation 19:20; 21:8; William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 225-231).
I Kings 20 describes how the first Elijah foretold the destruction of Israel and types recent American history. God twice defeated Syria, because their king, Ben-Hadad, had blasphemed. Defeated the second time and trapped, Ben-Hadad pleaded for mercy. King Ahab called him "brother", and saved his life and restored him to his people. Under the Law, Ben-Hadad should have been stoned because the Lord had "appointed him for utter destruction" (or cherem).
Ahab types America today. It was settled by true believers seeking freedom from persecution by Rome, the Anglicans, and Jewish corruption. By God's grace and despite their corrupt and treacherous "Jewish" Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt who were "trading with the enemy", America and the Allies defeated the armies of the Holy Roman Empire led by Germany in two World Wars planned in the nineteenth century by self-styled "Jews".
In his Private Papers, Chief Rabbi Stephen Wise records how in 1910 he told a New Jersey audience, "On Tuesday Mr. Woodrow Wilson (Wolfsohn) will be elected governor of your State; he will not complete his term in office as governor; in November 1912 he will be elected President of the United States; he will be inaugurated the second time as president".
History does not "just happen". History is meticulously planned by instruments of Satan to produce a predetermined outcome. God's Plan and the outcome of all history is foretold in His Bible (which records the past, present and future warfare between the physical and spiritual Serpent's seed and the children of Adam).
After Paul Warburg's Federal Reserve System had been in operation three years i.e. 1913 to 1916, President Woodrow Wilson summed up the economic situation in the United States of America as follows: "A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credits. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men . . . We have come to be one of the worst ruled; one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments, in the civilized world . . . no longer a government by conviction and the free vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." Modern so-called "democracy" really means an elected dictatorship!
When the countries of the Western World were plunged into the economic depression of the 1930's. . . President Franklin D. Roosevelt said: "Sixty families in America control the wealth of the nation . . . One-third of the nation's population is ill- housed, ill-fed, and ill-clad . . ." I intend to drive the money changers from the Temple."
Instead, upon taking office he declared the United States bankrupt, and without the knowledge or consent of citizens, this Illuminatus and Communist signed Senate Document 43, which states, "The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called ownership is only by virtue of government, and use must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State." America is legally a communist state already and knows it not (Revelation 3:17). The Illuminati insignia which forms the Great Seal of the United States, has appeared on the back of the U.S. one dollar bill since 1933. So who controls the United States?
On President Wilson's watch during World War I, "Jews" from the United States financed the Bolshevik Revolution and invaded Russia. During and after World War II under "Jewish" Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower, the US built huge factories and heavy industry in Russia (at tax-payer expense), revealed atomic secrets, and even gave the Soviets plates so they could print US genuine currency! "And the very seed of the Devil has been planted into the hearts of the people . . . Hollywood, (is) how it got into the people. . . She is invaded, and the spirit of communism has taken over" (William Branham, The Invasion of the United States, 26:205- 207).
As God's prophet foretold Israel's destruction when Ahab failed to slay His enemy and formed an alliance with Ben-Hadad, in 1933 and 1954 God's prophet foretold the destruction of the United States for the same cause.
"This United States (made) . . . the same mistake, when it united with Russia back yonder, at the time they was about ready to have war, and bound ourselves together with Russia. And now you see what we got, don't you? They got our airplanes and all of our secrets, and our atomic bombs and everything laying over there to blow it back at us. Same thing goes by spiritual" (William Branham, The Invasion of the United States, 13:98).
"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" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 322:3).
In the spiritual, Ahab's wife, the pagan Jezebel, was a Sidonian, perhaps a Canaanite and physical Serpent's seed. She established the Phoenician idolatry on a grand scale at her husband's court, maintaining at her table 450 prophets of Baal and 400 of Astarte and she slew the prophets of Jehovah (I Kings 16:31-32; 18:19, 13; II Kings 9:7). Elijah was forced to flee for his life (I Kings 19:1-3).
The church went from organization to denomination, hence to false teaching. Now the Protestant daughters are returning to the mother church. So Jezebel types the denominations of today and she was united with the State, Ahab. Church and State will unite in America to form an image to the Roman Catholic beast.
Under the Fourth Seal, Satan gathers together his denominational children for Armageddon (and the lake of Fire) as Jesus explained in the parable of the wheat and the tares (Matthew 13:30, 41). Next Jesus revealed the Seven Seals to call the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters.
The tares are gathered by Vatican II and bound in the Charismatic impersonation of the Pentecost, speaking with tongues and exercising gifts of the Spirit without the Spirit. They are bound in ecumenism and man-made unions like the Judaeo-Communist National Council of Churches. This was born in 1908 as the Federal Council of Churches out of the Marxist-controlled Methodist Federation for Social Service founded in 1907 by "the Reverend" Harry Ward, "the most ardent pro-Bolshevik cleric in this country" (Committee on Un-American Activities Investigation of Communist Activities in the New York City Area, part 7, p.2170). In 1950 the FCC changed its name to the National Council of Churches, and in 1948 the NCC gave birth to the illegitimate World Council of Churches which will become the image to the Roman Beast, killing those who refuse to serve the Fourth Reich of the Holy Roman Empire (NWO) or receive her dogma (Revelation 13:11-15).
"Here is some illumination. If Satan is behind the Jews who are hailing the Christians into court, then the Jews are not of God's religion but the Devil's. Their gathering is also of the synagogue of Satan. And if the Roman Catholic Church killed the multitudes of believers in the Dark Ages, yes and in all ages, then they are of the Devil and belong to Satan, also."
"And if you think this shocking, just wait until the prophecy of Revelation 13 is fulfilled. It is strikingly true that the United States of America is in that chapter. The very number thirteen is a symbol of this nation. It started with thirteen colonies. Its flag has thirteen stars and thirteen stripes. And there is her destiny in the thirteenth chapter. In this image that is mentioned in this chapter will be found all the wickedness of the beast that was before it. As the beast rose at the Nicene Council, so the image will come out of the World Council of Churches with all ungodly and Satanic power to vent the anger of the devil upon the true vine of God. It will be a repeat performance of all diabolical cunning and cruelty" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 131:2-3).
Jezebel taunted Ahab for want of kingly spirit in not taking what he wished -- Naboth's vineyard."Don't you govern Israel? I (the real monarch) will give you the vineyard of Naboth." So she wrote in Ahab's name to the Jezreelite elders, and sealed the letters with his seal. And to her they wrote the announcement that they had stoned Naboth for blasphemy. Elijah then prophesied to Ahab that where the dogs licked Naboth's blood, they would lick the blood of the king. And of Jezebel he said, "the dogs shall eat her by the wall of Jezreel. And those of your family who die in the city the dogs shall eat, and those who die in the field shall be eaten by vultures" (I Kings 21:1-29).
The first Elijah revealed Ahab's sins and commanded the church and State to repent and return to the Word. But they did not repent. A perfect type of our Elijah whose Message finished the mystery of God, indicted the churches, and called the wise and foolish virgin to repent and turn back to the apostolic faith. But most will not repent and are bound in denominational prisons now (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7; 18:4). As Paul said, "She (the church) who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives" (I Timothy 5:6).
Our Elijah prophesied the doom of the church and State. After Rome breaks her agreement with the "Jews" and slays righteous Naboth for blasphemy, (a type of Rome martyring the 144,000 elect Israelites), both America and Rome will be blasted from the face of the Earth by Judaeo-Communist Russia and the Word of Brother Branham's prophecy will slay God's enemies and feed them to the beasts of the field and to the birds of the air.
Revelation 19:11-18, "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war. . . And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in the blood of His enemies: and His Name is called The Word of God (Life). . . And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, (the Word), that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His vesture and on His thigh a Name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an angel (Brother Branham, OUR Elijah) standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great."
The first Elijah thought he was the only one with the Spirit. And when our Elijah was on Earth he must often have felt he was the only one who had not bowed to Roman dogma. For it was not until about 1977, twelve years after his death, that the saints began to be sufficiently mature to recognize the revelations in the seven thunders which distinguish the Bride's Message from the PART-Word that regenerated the Church Age saints under the first four Seals.
The redemption of the Church Age saints under the first four Seals fulfilled Revelation chapters 2-3 and was accomplished through the ministry of seven earthly angels, Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Luther, Wesley and Branham -- with Christ's mediation. Our Messenger is another mighty Angel Who descended from heaven with a Shout, Voice and Trump after Laodicea ended as a move of the Spirit (I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 10:1-7). Since the revelation of the Seven Seals we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word and need no Mediator (I Corinthians 13:10). We are caught up in the Spirit into the heavenly court before the throne of God to see things that must take place after the Church Ages (Revelation 4:1-2). We are the generation who will manifest the Sons of God. We are the token of Satan's defeat in that we will be glorified without death. nl148.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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