Bible Believers' Newsletter #153
"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.
In less than two weeks we will know whether Mr. Bill Clinton is indeed the last US President. He only needs a national emergency, like a banking crash, to legally dismiss Congress and retain power. Will he hand over the keys to the White House to Mr. George W. Bush and will the significance of the forty-second Presidency be that it was the straw that publicly broke America's sham "democracy"?
Our guest contributor, Kerry Spencer-Salt, is a barrister and independent political commentator with allegiance to no political party or religious organization. Editor of The National Watchman, he aims to disseminate independent political information. What he says has its spiritual antitype. It is later than we think.
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. . . Anthony Grigor-Scott
Pope gets Congressional Gold Medal
Rome, January 8, 2001 -- Pope John Paul II joined a select list which includes George Washington, Bob Hope, Winston Churchill and Mother Teresa when a delegation of U.S. Senators and House members presented him with the Congressional Gold Medal. "May your influence be as strong in the 21st century as it was in the 20th century," House Speaker Dennis Hastert said. . ."
Comment: Mr. Speaker, you are prophetic. Papal influence in the 21st century will be ABSOLUTE.
Full story: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010108/ts/pope_prize_dc_1.html
A Global Court of Injustice
January 8, 2001 -- In July of 1998, 120 nations met in Rome and voted to endorse an international criminal court. According to its own terms, when the treaty is ratified by 60 nations, it will be capable of exerting universal jurisdiction over every human being on the planet.
This type of criminal court has been on the wish list of the United Nations since 1947 . . . they intend to utilise the vast power of such an entity to enforce a host of treaty obligations, including human rights, economic and environmental provisions . . . On December 31 . . . the Clinton administration signed this treaty and sent a message to the entire world . . .Full story: http://www.InsideTheWeb.com/messageboard/mbs.cgi?acct=mb1075995
Christian Belief Treated as Insanity
Philadelphia January 4, 2001 (AgapePress) -- Officials at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, allegedly had student Michael A. Marcavage involuntarily committed to a state mental hospital after he initiated a Christian response to a blasphemous play performed on campus.
Comment: This may be a preview of what happens to all Christians under the coming UN agenda. Everyone must be "tolerant" . . . unless their views differ from the Judaeo-communist UN agenda which does not include God.
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A Matrix of Dreams
The National Watchman does not own a TV. However, at the homes of friends, I saw a video called 'The Matrix'. But for The National Watchman nothing is as it seems; and the message of 'The Matrix' said more than the movie aficionado would suspect.
'The Matrix' is set in a future world where machines have taken over. The only use of mankind is as heating elements, an energy source for machine survival. Thus men are born and bred for cocoons where they hibernate until death, connected to the machine city as the energy source of their host.
To keep these 'plug-in' personages passive they are connected to a virtual world. They walk around in present day but the 'present day' is a computer program in cyberspace. This is 'The Matrix'.
The machines are not however the only sentient survivors of the future.There are a few unplugged humans and they have gathered in a city called Zion; a city we never get to see. We know of it however as there are a few intrepid souls, whom we will call 'Walkers', who wander in their protective craft or ship, the Nebuchadnezzar, in the city of machines.
From the Nebuchadnezzar, within the machine city, the Walkers can connect into the Matrix, walk around it and meet the virtual inhabitants.They can never be like the other inhabitants however as they know it is not real.
The Walkers are aware of 'The Matrix' and its false reality; but they do not have the power to destroy 'The Matrix'. Nevertheless they can cause trouble. But their real mission is to prepare the way and ultimately to find the One who does have power to destroy 'The Matrix'. They seek the Holy One.
However it is not as easy as just walking; the Walkers have adversaries in 'The Matrix' called Sentinels who also know 'The Matrix' is only a computer program. But they have sold themselves to the machines for special privileges and have been programmed with special operative skills; their job is to destroy the Walkers. And death in 'The Matrix' means death in real life.
Now a Matrix aficionado might feel the above needs further clarification but for our purposes it is sufficient. Did you notice the fundamental theme and its real origins?
Upon reflection we find that there are Walkers in the world who can see it is but an illusion. They come from Zion and seek to prepare the way for and to know and reveal the will of Holy One.
Is this not a straight-out grab from the Holy Bible? Is it not true that the prophets (Walkers) recognize the false reality of the world, and like John the Baptist or William Branham, prepare the way for the Holy One who will have the power to destroy the world? Like the Walkers, the ancient prophets have understanding from another world which they seek proclaim to people and to which they ultimately will return. The other World is Zion; it is the City of God.
And more similarities: the God of the prophets, the Creator God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, provided special places of safety for His prophets like Joseph, Moses, Jonah and Elijah. Daniel lived in the world as Prime Minister in the courts of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Oh!, the Walker's ship was called the Nebuchadnezzar, wasn't it!
And in ancient times were there not other people who understood there was coming a Holy One Who could destroy the world; and therefore sought to destroy Him? Did not Herod kill all the boy children hoping that the Holy One might be among them? Was not John the Baptist beheaded by Herod; was not Herod a Sentinel of The Matrix?
So it would seem that the movie's producers are telling us something although even with the above knowledge it is not what we would expect.
The question I intend to answer is "What is your Matrix?" What is it that binds you to a world of illusion that prevents you from seeing and living in Zion. When asked the location of the Kingdom, did not Christ answer, It is in the midst of you"!
What then is your computer program that creates your "Matrix' which keeps you going to Zion? The answer is that it is your dreams. As individuals and as a nation we live on dreams. Let us explore some of them.
There is the credit card dream. In this young people get everything they like where once we had to work and save. Status is measured not by your wealth but in what you possess; substance is traded for image; reality is traded for a dream.
There is the dream that free love is actually free and no one gets hurt (except the unmentioned aborted babies and a few others; none get VD in 'The Dream'). And after free love, the reality of a permanent, lifetime happy family is traded for the excitement of the dream of 'the affair'.
And then there is a dream that is called a 'career'. Oh, you have a 'career', you say. Wrong! Just ask all the bank employees involved in the never-ending branch closures. They now know that the career was only a dream to get commitment for free; it is cheaper than wages. Today bank clerks know that all they ever had was a 'job'. (Except for those still employed. But their turn will come; they will probably all leave their 'Job' with large credit card bills run up courtesy of 'The Career Dream').
Nationally the dreams are just as plain, just as sick, but never questioned. There is the dream that we can keep on running up the national debt because we are 'the Clever Country'. There is the dream called the ' consumer society' where all you have to do is 'consume' to be a useful citizen.
And then there is the dream that the economy is controlled by 'Interest Rates'. Academics and politicians are mesmerised by it; whole financial papers are dedicated to analysing the 'Interest Rate'. It is apparent stupidity to the point of farce.
There was Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock's great dream that somehow sending a video to Arabia would stop illegal immigration. Did any one ask how the illegals would get to see it? We cannot expect them to queue up at the local video store for this latest hot release. Perhaps it is showing to packed houses in Baghdad at the moment!
The greatest stupidity of all is that people can accept such inanity from anybody, let alone a representative of government. But then they would have to come out of their dreams. In the push for a republic, they had the dream of "independence from a foreign Monarch". The reality is the words of the Constitution: words like Section 70a that allowed the political parties to transfer all power from the Governor to themselves at their discretion.
Oh, and there is the dream call 'multiculturalism' that states that if we mix the races we will eliminate racial conflict and that (against the lessons of all recorded history) there will be 'Strength in Diversity'. There is the dream that if we arm and train our Indonesian neighbours they will love us for it and not invade us. There is the dream that the two party system gives choice and not dictatorship.
Australia is not alone, as all countries run on dreams. The South African President said that the high rate of AIDS in his country was caused by poverty -- good dreaming -- bad reality. The reason that there is more AIDS in South Africa is that immorality is embedded at a cultural level; in simple terms the black African, like the homosexual, is promiscuous. AIDS is not spread in the money supply but in semen.
There are even 'international dreams'. In the 'global warming dream', cites the only (scientifically recorded case) of a heavier than air gas rising 35,000 feet above sea level in from the Northern Hemisphere, crossing the equator and travelling all the way to the South Pole to destroy the ozone layer.
And there is of course El Nino and her sister La Nina which 'control' our weather. Even in the midst of their debauchery, the Romans would have had enough sense to know that El Nino and La Nina were 'weather gods'. But under the dream of science and masses of distorted facts, the TV regularly discusses these 'weather gods' before you as you worship before the lounge-room shrine. (But if you see Brother Branham as God's prophet, you will know that he said, 'Christians don't have a television set' -- Matthew 6:22-23). At least the Romans knew they were pagans.
Today's senior politicians are modern Herods, the politicians are Pharisees and the media is your false prophet. This is why the Sentinels of this world spend time creating dreams for us. They do so at the direction of the Master in order to keep you under control. In 'The Matrix', programs controls the hibernaters. In our world of illusion and madness programmed dreams control us.
It is no coincidence that George Lucas's film company is called DreamWorks. It is not without meaning that advertising spends millions upon millions telling you to "LIVE YOUR DREAMS". Why did the governments, both Federal and State, assist so readily Rupert Murdock, effectively 'giving away' the Sydney Showground, to create a glorified theme park under the pretence of a film studio?
At home parents put their children in front of the television to experience a humanist world of sex, violence, corruption, drugs, perversion, prostitution, materialism, self-indulgence, fantasy . . . and, all the while, the ads blare out 'share the feeling', 'get that feeling', 'live for the feeling' -- a theme persistent throughout modern music, movies, magazines, novels etc. Everywhere we're being enticed to feel. Not think, just feel.
Why do you think that the Sentinel Robert Carr, Premier of New South Wales, spent $ 3 billion on the Olympics, millions of dollars on New Year's Eve fireworks, and opened the hotels to 24-hour trading for both events?
Was it not to create 'The Dream' in which you live. The dream that says we are a happy, vibrant country. Things have just never been better, never been better, never been better, never been better.......
'The Dream' can of course only create problems; it cannot solve them. It can grow only a degrading reality. In 'The Dream' we can spend 3000 million dollars to have a two week Olympic party but we cannot find 10 million for the hospital system; eventually some one must pay for the dreams.
So how do the dreaming Sentinels solve the problems. They cannot, so they cover them up. In Rome it was called 'bread and circuses'. Today we are far too sophisticated for that. Those who are burnt out by 'The Dream' are fed 'titty-tainment', minuscule pensions and pushed out into other dreams.
A drug problem is only the physical manifestation of a once run virtual reality. Drug problems are solved by establishing drug galleries, and allowing people to carry drugs. It does not take much to understand why politicians today are involved with and sponsor the drug czars and the drug industry through legislation and regulation.
The reason the Goods and Services Tax (GST) does not apply to gambling is that the casinos are where ethnic drug czars launder their money. A GST on gambling would represent a direct 10 % tax on the drug profits. The Australian Customs Service is hampered and has been wound down to allow easier entry of drugs into the country. It will eventually be privatised; purchased by the drug barons with their non-taxable profits from the politically endorsed gambling industry.
Dreaming after the Dream is over is to be allowed and will be promoted; the only thing forbidden is to awake.
Dreaming has been the tool of the Sentinels since the birth of time. The prophets of Israel understood this, "I have heard what the false prophets have said, "I have dreamed, I have dreamed". These prophets prophesies lies in My Name. . . yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart. They cause My people to forget My Name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour and thus they forget My Name but remember Baal. The false prophets have dreams but the real prophets have My Word (but it shall be spoken faithfully)." (Jeremiah 23:25-28).
Dreaming is the process which Christ's disciples identified was the means whereby the god of this world separates people from the Holy One, the Body of Christ. "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid from them that are lost. Those in whom the god of this world has blinded (by dreams?) the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." (II Corinthians 4:4).
It was dreaming that John spoke of when the stated, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the eyes, the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world" (I John 2:16). Your lusts are your dreams, the outcome of tity-tainment and the globalised television diet for a degenerate mind.
Blinded by dreams we seek to find hope in weather gods, politicians, any thing or any word -- as long as we do not need to face the reality of what we have become as individuals and as a nation.
The purpose of this commentary is to prepare the way, to open your mind for thoughts and understandings that are coming. It is to bring you to the understanding that the only reason that you will not accept the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW -- is that you are unwilling to abandon your dreams.
"The media prophecies falsely, the politicians bear rule by this means and My people love to have it so" (Jeremiah 5:31).
The reality is that one day 'reality' comes home to roost. The pensioner who died from lack of hospital facilities is the one who paid today for 'The Dream' in which we choose to live. One day, were time to go on, that pensioner will be you or your mother or your wife. We must each pay for 'The Dream'. Your turn is coming.
Today there are many people who are trying to AWAKEN you from 'The Dream'. They are trying to tell you the time is coming when it will not be other individuals, like the pensioners who will pay for 'The Dream'. Payment will not be in the future where you can foolishly imagine that in inadvertent malice, it will be paid by another. As horrifyingly repugnant as it may be to us as individuals and as a nation, we must finally face reality. For Australia, and the world, it can no longer be 'business as usual'. We've just about come to the end of national endurance; the piper is hammering at the door. He has his hand out, demanding to be paid, now!
No, one day you will not be able to discount the unneeded death as an aberration. No, the time is coming when the nation shall pay for 'The Dream'; you will pay with the nation.
As in days of old, the unchanging God has sent us a prophet in our day with a way of escape (Amos 3:7). His Message was the 'shout' of I Thessalonians 4:16 which awoke the wise and foolish virgins of Matthew 25:1-13, calling them out of mystery Babylon the great and her (once) Protestant daughter churches into the Word where there is salvation and Life (Revelation 18:4; II Thessalonians 2:1). Don't reject this reality for the illusion of "Peace, peace" for there will be NO peace until the Millennium (Daniel 9:26; Revelation 12:15-17; 19:19). (Kerry Spencer-Salt may be contacted at E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.rockroll.com.au/watchman). nl153.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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