Bible Believers' Newsletter #219
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
May the Lord Jesus Christ Who knows His Own bless you in fellowship with Him.
Its a magnificent day today, practically anywhere but in Bethlehem or Ramallah -- two Palestinian towns with large Christian minorities who need our prayers -- in Afghanistan where innocent Muslims need our prayers, and other places beseiged or threatened by the "Jew"-controlled forces of the US, Britain, Israel and other colonies of "the City of London" prosecuting their one world government agenda.
A file on the Church Website lists several dictatorial US Presidential Executive Orders. Two of these unconstitutional Executive Orders will be of particular interest to readers:
E.O. 13010 -- Seizure of the "Critical Infrastructure." Seizure of computer systems, the Internet, satellite systems and telephone and communications systems, by the federal government. Empowerment of US Armed Forces to perform the functions of government in event of national emergency.
E.O. 10995 -- Seizure of the communications media.
According to a radio report, large media concerns seek to have web sites licensed and to enforce a controlled one-way flow of information as with TV, radio and print media. The suggestion was to have internet service providers provide unlimited bandwidth inward but minimal or expensive outward bandwidth.
I am reporting these matters to encourage those who are interested to order a CD of Bible Believers' Website for their library now.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. 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. Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony
Unholy Alliance: Christianity & the NWO Part IV
In Rev. Moon's biography he claims Jesus appeared to him, sadly explaining His failure, and anointing Moon as the true Messiah. Moon's teachings place everyone on the level of christ, if they espouse his doctrine. Serious Christian, and secular citizens must question:
1. Are Moon and CIA associations with leading evangelicals really that important?
2. Should one be concerned about the exchange of large sums of money between ministers and organizations affiliated with Moon?
3. What exactly is being "bought" with this money?
4. Is the Unification Church just another 'denomination', or is it something much more sinister. . .? Full story: rense.com
Barbara Olson's 'Phone Call' from Flight 77
March 27, 2002 -- This is a story about a little white lie that bred dozens of other little white lies, then hundreds of bigger white lies and so on, to the point where the first little white lie must be credited as the "mother of all lies" about events on 11 September 2001. For this was the little white lie that first activated the American psyche, generated mass loathing, and enabled media manipulation of the global population.
Without this little white lie there would have been no Arab Hijackers, no Osama bin Laden directing operations from afar; no "War on Terror" in Afghanistan and occupied Palestine. Clearly the lie was so clever and diabolical in nature, it must have been generated by the "Power Elite" in one of its more earthly manifestations. Perhaps it was the work of the CFR, or the Trilateral Commission? Full story: homepage.ntlworld.com
Congresswoman Cynthia A. McKinney
March 28, 2002 -- Authorities tell us that the world changed on September 11. As a result, university professors must watch what they say in class or be turned in to the "speech" police. Elected officials must censor themselves or be censured by the media. Citizens now report behavior of suspicious-looking people to the police. Laws now exist that erode our civil liberties. Americans now accept these infringements as necessary to win America's New War.
America, the world's only superpower, is stifled in its ability to defend human rights and democracy abroad because it has failed the fundamental test at home.
Full story: truthout.org
God's Chosen People?? NOT!
March 31, 2002 -- The mighty US tax-funded Israeli army has taken over Palestinian TV channels in Ramallah and is now broadcasting hard core pornography. It started last night and is continuing (3:45pm Easter Sunday). Is this is how Israel plans to stop suicide bombers and build healthy neighborhood relations?
Comment: Such action displays the sub-sewer filth of hateful Talmudic inspiration. Jesus said in harvest time the seed of all men would be known by its fruit. These non-Semitic anti-Semitic genealogically nondescript 'zwur' are the planting of the Enemy.
Inside the Gaza Strip
In this series we place the blame where it belongs, on the Warmaker factions that control the American government and the Zionist press in America. The killing must be stopped at home in the USA, for this is its source. Read how this can be done in the final instalment of "Inside the Gaza Strip". Full story:whtt.org
The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict
According to "Jews for Justice in the Middle East," like all other colonial enterprises . . . Zionism was based on a total disregard of the rights of indigenous inhabitants. As such, it is morally indefensible. All subsequent crimes -- and there have been many on both sides -- inevitably follow from this original injustice to the Palestinians.
Given the damage that has been done to the Palestinian people, Israel's obligation is to make whatever amends are possible. Among these should be assisting the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the entire West Bank and Gaza with its capital in East Jerusalem. Israel should not object to this state and, in addition, should help with its foundation via generous reparations. Besides being the right thing to do, this would stop the sporadic acts of violence against Israel, as the Palestinians' legitimate desire for their own state would be realized. Moreover, all laws that discriminate against non-Jews living in Israel should be repealed.
For a free booklet, write Jews for Justice in the Middle East, PO Box 14561, Berkeley CA 94712 USA. Full story: cactus48.com cactus48.com
China Warns of Disaster if Arafat Harmed
Beijing (Reuters) March 31, 2002 -- China's Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan warned Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres in a phone conversation on Sunday of disastrous consequences for the Middle East if Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was harmed.
Xinhua news agency quoted Tang as urging Israel to withdraw immediately from Palestinian territory. Full story: nytimes.com
London, March 31, 2002 -- Lord Ian Gilmour, Britain's former Secretary of State for Defense, writing in today's edition of The Observer said, "Ariel Sharon has never wanted peace with the Palestinians and never will, he only wants their surrender and expulsion." Full story: observer.co.uk
Washington, March 31, 2002 -- US President George W. Bush has signed a UN resolution for some of Israel's terrorist activities in Palestine to cease by having Israel withdraw from newly occupied areas.
This resolution is not signed in good faith. Apparently, the US government intentionally made certain that there was no set date for Israel's withdrawal. . .
Israel's ambassador to the UN noted that US officials have told Israel's leaders that there is no timetable whatsoever as to when Israel should withdraw.
Israeli Rabbi: "We Need Vatican's Support"
March 15, 2000 -- Israeli Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Rabbi Michael Melchior, the leader of the Meimad religious party, met John Paul II today to ask for the Vatican's support in Mid-east peace efforts. Israel will look to give the Vatican a key role in an inter-religious dialogue with its Muslim neighbors, but also realizes that the Vatican will dominate the political and diplomatic level. Rabbi Melchior said that Israel however must have the Vatican's support. "I have come to Rome to meet with the Pope and let him act as a mediator with my Palestinian interlocutors". Full story: focusonjerusalem.com
Souls Under the Altar -- Part I
Psalm 99:1, "The LORD reigns; let the nations tremble, He is enthroned upon the cherubim; let the whole earth shake".
That prophecy will come to pass literally at the end of the Gentile dispensation. When the Fourth and Fifth Seals end concurrently, the earthquake that sinks Los Angeles and splits the mount of Olives will be "such as was not since men were upon the Earth" (Revelation 16:18). Perhaps next Easter.
We have seen how the four cherubim that guarded the way to the Presence of the Tree of Life in Eden also guarded the Ark in the Tabernacle and in Solomon's Temple, and how they will guard the New Jerusalem throughout eternity. We saw also how they type the four Gospels that guard the way to the Acts of the Holy Spirit in the Apostles and every Christian under the first four Seals, for we can only enter the Presence through faith in the Gospel of OUR salvation, the Word for OUR day.
Irenaeus, who was the disciple of John's student Polycarp and the angel to the Smyrnean Church Age, regarded the four living creatures or cherubim united in one as representing the fourfold Gospel. Both were the chariot of God bearing Him into all lands guided by the Spirit, intertwined with wheels within wheels of coincidences and variations, full of eyes, discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart: omniscient; knowing what is, what was, and what is to come. In their spiritual antitype the Gospels reveal the Savior under a fourfold aspect.
When Ezekiel saw these living creatures they were journeying for the ark of God was on earth, rolling on wheels, as Israel moved from camp to camp through the wilderness and into the holy of holies in Solomon's earthly Temple. Israel's mistake was to reject the Chief Corner Stone when God's true Temple was anointed. They could not recognize It because they sought It by the works of the Law and not by faith. Hebrews 10:5, "Wherefore when He came into the world, He said, 'Sacrifice and offerings of bulls and goats cannot satisfy You, so You have prepared this body of Mine for Me to lay as a sacrifice on Your altar." It was God's grace to provide a Sacrifice, a Kinsman Redeemer with Whom we can identify by faith.
When John saw the cherubim they had completed their journey having come into their foreordained position in the heavenly temple. The Ark was stationary and encircled by an emerald-colored rainbow. Before it stood the four living creatures, the seven lamps of Fire, the twenty four elders and the angels or theophanies of the saints, because the Church Ages are over and they had all been received. And although the first resurrection and translation of the living Bride are yet future redemption is over
In Revelation 4 the twenty four elders cast their crowns before Him, and in Revelation 5 the whole company of the redeemed give all blessing and honor and glory to the Lamb. Simultaneously the denominations of today rejected the Capstone, the Head of the Corner which is Christ the fullness of the Word; like Israel of old they are seeking it by works and the PART-Word of a day gone by (Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11; I Peter 2:7).
The first three Gospels are called synoptic because of the similarity of their main outlines and because the main aim of each is to confirm by an independent witness and often from a different perspective, facts recorded in the previous Gospel (Matthew 18:16). These three mainly describe Jesus' ministry in Galilee. He was reluctant to walk in Judea lest the "Jews" kill Him before the appointed time (John 7:1).
The fourth Gospel, that of John, deals primarily with Jesus' ministry in Judea. It was written in Ephesus long after the previous three and shortly after the fall of Jerusalem in AD70 which commenced the Lord's coming in judgment upon the "Jews" for the wickedness of Calvary (Matthew 24:15-21; 27:25).
The lion-like creature denotes Christ's kingship as Lion of the tribe of Judah. Matthew presumes his readers are familiar with Judean usages and localities because He wrote for Judeans, reporting facts of Christ's appearing in Galilee less known there and omitting the ascension as known to most of his readers. He appeals to their prophets continually and selects facts suitable for Judeans: the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy of Jesus' descent from Abraham and David and His legal title to Solomon's throne; Matthew demonstrates that Christ's teaching was the revelation and substance of which the Law was but a shadow and type. The wise men, according to Balaam's prophecy of the "sceptre to arise out of Israel," sought "the king of the Judeans."
The climax of the three temptations is Satan's offer of the kingdom. Jesus held to God's Word and refused Satan's offer. Very soon the pope of Rome will refuse the Word and receive the kingdom from Satan (John 5:43). Rome and the "Jews" have made their agreement because the pope must rule the NWO from Jerusalem. Satan understood this when he inspired the Talmud and The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
The sermon on the mount has the sententious tone of an authoritative king. Since the Jews for whom Matthew writes looked for Messiah's kingdom, seven parables illustrate its true nature. Jesus' claim of exemption from tribute, recorded in Matthew 17:24-27 alone marks Him Son and Heir of the kingdom. And Matthew closes with His universal dominion (Matthew 28:18-20).
The Judeans were anticipating the restoration of the kingdom of Israel here on earth (Acts 1:6) with Messiah in the Office of Son of David. The kingdom of Israel will be restored in the Millennium (Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 2:44). The Judeans failed to understand that Messiah had first to fulfill the Office of Son of man and Israel's Kinsman Redeemer; Son of God to redeem and marry the Church Age saints; and Son of man to marry His end-time Bride, redeem the 144,000 elect Israelites, and execute judgment. Boaz was His Old Testament type. Meanwhile, from Pentecost to the consummation, the kingdom was in heavenly places, a kingdom of faith, invisible owing to the veil of mortal flesh. Jesus called it the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of God because His Own kingdom will be here on Earth, beginning with the Millennium.
Matthew's Gospel guarded the Eastern approach to the Presence for the saints under the First Seal. From Pentecost to the end of the Pergamean Church Age in AD606 the Church consisted primarily of Hebrew converts from the Law.
The ox or calf-like creature represented by Mark's Gospel typifies patient toil (I Corinthians 9:9,10). Mark's picture of Christ is homely, earnest, minutely graphic, full of action rather than discourse, and suited to the Roman practical character, it reminds us at once of Christ's ministry of unceasing toil and the laboring sacrifice of the saints under the Second Seal during the Thyatira Age.
This was the first predominantly Gentile period. Therefore Mark provides explanations of Judean customs (Mark 7). Mark's Gospel was abounding in works rather than dialogue, and had fewer Old Testament references than Matthew who wrote for the Judeans. Rome ruled Christendom with an iron hand throughout the Dark Ages of Thyatira.
Luke, also writing for Gentiles, describes the facts less familiar to them which occurred after the resurrection in and about Jerusalem. His Gospel was typed by the cherubim with a man's face denoting human sympathy and the excellency of man's intelligence and wisdom over the other life forms that have dominion over the Earth. It was this nature that empowered the saints of the Sardis and Philadelphia Ages under the Third Seal.
Like Cornelius and the converts of different nationalities in his house, Luke was not an Israelite, not even a 'British' Israelite. Luke was a Gentile of Antioch where the first purely Gentile Church was established and where the saints were first called "Christians" (Acts 11:26). His Gospel presents the lowly humanity of the Son of man's conception, His birth, and childhood; and traces Him to Adam, the common father of all men of Adam's race whether from Shem, Ham or Japheth. Philippi was probably the centre whence he circulated his Gospel among the Greek Churches.
The eagle denotes the high, soaring heavenlies. And John's Gospel, say the fathers, is 'the Gospel after the Spirit,' as the others are 'after the flesh.' In the prologue and elsewhere, Christ's characteristic aspect is His Divine glory breaking forth the brighter amidst the darkness of the "Jews'" opposition. Each of the four Gospels, whilst recognizing the Lord's other aspects, has one aspect prominent; and the four combine in one harmonious whole, joined by a spiritual not a mechanical unity.
This Gospel, represented by the cherubim with the face of an eagle, guards the way back to the Presence of God under the Fourth Seal that covers the Laodicean and Omega or Bride Age when God sent His Prophet William Branham. He did the work of an evangelist until Laodicea ended in apostasy, when anointed with the spirit of Elijah, he fulfilled his prophetic calling, and his voice still speaks (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:21-23; Revelation 10:7).
It is appropriate that John's Gospel should deal primarily with Jesus' ministry in Judea for in the Laodicean Church Age the Promised Land was restored to Israel in unbelief. John's chief aim is to set forth Jesus as the incarnate Word and everlasting Son of God, a truth which even in his day certain gnostics had begun to impugn as did the false Trinitarian and Oneness doctrines in the days of William Branham. By his more concentrated reference to the godhead John composed a doctrinal supplement to the synoptists.
Presaging the end-time Bride of Christ restored to the apostolic faith and under pre-eminence, John's thought and feelings became so identified with His Lord's that his style reflects that of Jesus' deeper and especially spiritual discourses, which John alone records. John lives in the unseen, spiritual, rather than the active world. He types the end-time Bride who is now "caught up in the Spirit" and seeing "things that are to be" (Revelation 4:1-2).
In John's Gospel, Jesus' adversaries are all called "the Jews:" residents of Judea without distinction as to race or religious belief, the nation by the time of writing having become through continued resistance to the truth identified with their hierarchical chiefs, Jesus' opponents; whereas in the synoptic Gospels several classes of opponents are distinguished, "Pharisees," "scribes," "lawyers," "chief priests," etc.,
How like today! Jesus' adversaries are all called "Christians" when in fact their religious doctrines are Judaeo-Christian, and many, including their largest denomination, are in fact "Jewish" fronts.
After Jerusalem's fall, John lived among the Gentiles, regarding the Judeans as no longer the people of God, and Ephesus took a chief place in Christendom. It contained a large Church, a synagogue of zealous "Jews" and the famous heathen temple of Diana. Its commercial position on the sea linking East and West adapted it as an admirable centre for the diffusion of Gospel truth.
This picture of Ephesus is emblematic of Laodicean conditions today, particularly in the United States which straddles East and West. Civilization today is a mixed multitude of disparate races and colors, tongues, customs and religions, from which God commanded His people, "Be separate, touch not the unclean thing". Paul the angel to Ephesus said, God will conclude the Gentiles in apostasy as He concluded the Hebrews.
These four living creatures, like the four Gospels of Living Word, guard the way back to Eden's Paradise and the Tree of Life which is the Presence of the Living God. The first judgment seat was in the garden of Eden, the second was over the Ark between the cherubim in the tabernacle , and the last judgment seat will be at the Great White Throne upon the Earth. For heaven is God's throne and Earth is His judgment seat (Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49). As Eden contained the Tree of Life, the Ark contained the Word of God and typed the incarnate Christ Who will occupy the Great White Throne. Those who embrace Him by faith become the Paradise of God incarnate of the Tree of Life living in the midst, in their soul.
The Seventh Seal was opened a generation before the close of the Fourth Seal which will mark the end of the Gentile dispensation. It warned the end-time Bride to escape her denominational walled cities before their destruction as Matthew 24:15-20 warned the primitive Church to escape Jerusalem a generation before its destruction. An eagle, God's prophet, and revealed all Seven Seals, finishing the mystery of God for the Bride and restoring the apostolic faith. The revelation of the Seventh Seal is calling the wise and foolish virgin out from all man-made systems for, "Where the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together" (Matthew 24:28). We are the generation that will manifest the Sons of God. Jesus is gathering His Children Home, and Satan is gathering his children to Armageddon thence to perdition.
Under the Fourth Seal the rider on his pale horse of creeds, mixing the knowledge of good and evil, Light and Darkness, Life and Death, gathers his mixed multitude of Protestants, Catholics, Jews, atheists, agnostics, Hindus, Muslims, etc., from the four corners of the world to make war with Israel's 144,000 elect (Revelation 7:1-8; 12:16-17). The Seventh Seal shows the Bride the rider's name is "Death." He is Satan who leads his followers to perdition. After our translation he will be cast down to Earth and revealed to the world under the Sixth Seal veiled behind the pope "in his day," which is the great tribulation (Isaiah 28:14-22; Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:8).
In John 19:15, the "Jews" cried out . . . "We have no king but Caesar." This will be so until the consummation. The king of the Jews will indeed be the real pope of the universe, the patriarch of the international church. And most "Jews" will become Roman Catholic.
In the midst of the Six Seal, when Rome begins to force the mark of the beast, Christ's 'parousia' will be revealed to 144,000 elect Israelites symbolically riding from glory upon His white horse of the pure unadulterated Word and followed by the saints upon white horses of vindicated Truth. He has a Name written on His thigh, and His Name is called "The Word of God' -- "Life" (Revelation 19:13-16; John 6:63; Zechariah 12-14; William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 41).
In Revelation 12:7-11 Satan is cast out of heaven, "There was war in heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceived the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, 'Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.' And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."
During the Church Ages these New Testament saints were faithful unto death (Revelation 20:4) but when Satan is cast down there will not be a single Christian on the face of the Earth. Then he turns his wrath upon the foolish virgin, the Fifth Seal Israelites, those who have been good and kind to the Bride and those who refuse the mark of the beast. These will surrender their lives in order to preserve their place on the Book of Life, and salvation (Matthew 16:25). Israel's 144,000 will also be martyred.
Revelation 12:12-17; "'Therefore rejoice, O heavens! You citizens of heaven, rejoice and be glad!' (Christ's glorified Bride in the kingdom of God -- Galatians 4:26; Hebrews 12:22-23). 'But woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the Devil has come down to you, in great anger, knowing that he has little time'. And when the dragon found he was cast down to Earth he persecuted the woman who had given birth to the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, (the Old and New Testaments) that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, (Israel) where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (The first three and a half years of Daniel's Seventieth Week when two Hebrew prophets reveal their Seven Trumpet mysteries). And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood (multitudes of troops) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the Earth helped the woman, and the Earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wrath with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (the 144,000 elect Israelites in the latter half of Daniel's Seventieth Week).
The pale horse signifies death personified in the absolute power of the Roman Catholic church whose adherents, having rejected the "midnight cry" to come out of Babylon have taken the mark of the beast with the subsequent removal of their names from the Book of Life (Revelation 17:8).
Revelation 13:1-2, "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority" (Daniel 7:3-8).
This speaks of the reappearance of the Holy Roman Empire, the last successor to world hegemony from Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Imperial Rome. Its resurrection began when the Treaty of Rome (March 25, 1957) instituted the European Economic Community, since transformed into the European Union. This followed the Jubilee of the Pentecostal Revival in Azusa Street in 1906, and this year was America's last opportunity for national repentance. The Vatican was the driving force behind a Europe without boundaries which does not deny its 'Christian' roots. The pope entrusted this project to the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God. Its flag is a blasphemous misinterpretation of Revelation 12:1.
Revelation 13:3-8, "And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death and his deadly wound was healed: (at the First Nicea Council in AD325 when Imperial Rome became papal Rome); and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon (Lucifer, the god of Talmudic "Jews," apostate Christendom, and one world government advocates), which gave power unto the beast (Rome and the soon-to-be incarnate pope): and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty-two months. (That's the first three and a half years of Daniel's Seventieth Week -- Daniel 9:27). And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His Name (substituting Titles by calling Him "Father, Son and Holy Ghost"), and His tabernacle (which is in the heart of the saints but which he makes Vatican City today and will make the new temple at Jerusalem), and them that dwell in heaven (by making them intercessors and calling upon ignorant people to pray to these dead saints). And it was given unto him to make war with the living saints, and to overcome them (throughout the Church Ages): and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (The totalitarian New World Order of the Roman Catholic church which Satan promised to Jesus if He would take the mark of the beast -- Matthew 4:8-9). And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world".
Revelation 13:11-17 describes how Rome rules the United States of America which is the image of Imperial Rome in her political form and of Papal Rome in her (once) Protestant churches. As I write this Newsletter, America is "speaking like a dragon, and exercising all the power of Rome" (as witnessed by her imperial aggression in Afghanistan and Palestine), causing the earth and them who dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (However America will not force the mark of the beast until after the close of the Gentile dispensation when Rome's pope is incarnate by the Devil). And he does great wonders, so that he makes (nuclear) fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men". Which is precisely what the President Bush has threatened against Iraq.
According to Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 17-19, Rome will rule the world until the consummation. For the chief priests who were anointed of the Lord prophesied, "We have no king but Caesar." Revelation 17:1-5 portrays the Roman church riding on or controlling the scarlet colored beast ruling over "many waters" (all nations and tribes).
Revelation 6:9-11, "And when Jesus had opened the Fifth Seal, I saw under the sacrifice altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held: and they cried with a loud voice, saying, 'How long, O Lord, holy and true, before You judge and avenge our blood on them that live on the Earth'? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants (the two prophets of Zechariah 4:14 and Revelation 11:3-4) and also the complete number of their brethren who are to be killed (the 144,000 elect Israelites) should be killed as they themselves have been martyred".
The first thing we notice about the opening of the Fifth Seal is that there are no cherubim. This will be a stumbling block to those who do not believe in the rapture and translation of the living Bride at the end-time because it demonstrates that the first resurrection of the sleeping New Testament saints and the translation of the living saints has come to pass. The temple of the Holy Spirit is in the heart of the saints, and as we saw in Revelation 5, the angels, which are the theophanies of the saints, are already in heaven at this time symbolically with the four cherubim.
As Paul said, "You know that the four cherubim are preventing Satan from incarnating the man of sin, but he will be revealed to the sinners after the close of the Gentile dispensation. And although the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, the horse rider called "Death" and Satan will not incarnate the pope until the four cherubim are taken out of the way when the Holy Spirit which is the Presence of God dwelling in His Bride leaves this Earth in the translation of the Bride" (II Thessalonians 2:6-7).
Earth is God's footstool or judgment seat. But so long as the Bride of Christ in present it is a Mercy seat because the Bride is the Blood of Christ by the baptism of the Holy Ghost as the Life is in the blood (Galatians 3:26-29). So when the Blood of Christ is lifted in the translation of the living Bride, nothing can restrain Satan or God's wrath, but the spoken Word of Israel's two prophets.
These souls under the sacrifice altar are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Yet because they had been spiritually blinded by their rabbis they were unable to know and recognize the New Covenant in the blood of their Messiah but diligently held to what they knew of the Law and the Prophets, rejecting the Talmud which makes the Word of God of no effect, and were martyred for their testimony. The 144,000 elect, on the other hand, will be "those who keep the Commandments of God (NOT the Talmud which denies them all), and have the testimony (or revelation) of Jesus Christ" (in a new birth -- Revelation 12:17).
Although most people have been brainwashed into believing "Jews" are Israelites and Hebrews, this is a lie. "Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a 'Jew' or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew" ("A brief History of the Terms for Jew" 1980 Jewish Almanac p. 3). Almost all "Jews" have no Semitic blood and are certainly not related to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by blood or by faith. The Bible and every encyclopedia make this plain, if you understand the history of Israel and Judaism. "Jews" are the generally either non-Semitic descendants of Esau who are the enemies of Israel and of Adam's race, or Gentiles who style themselves "Jews". (For a comprehensive understanding, study all sermons in the series, Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent).
Under the Fifth Seal God allowed grace to Hebrews who were Israelites martyred for the testimony which they held because Israel's blindness in rejecting Messiah made a way for we Gentiles to enter the kingdom of heaven. The Fourth and Fifth Seals end simultaneously. The Fourth Seal runs from the start of the Laodicean Church Age in 1906 to the close of Gentile dispensation. The Fifth Seal commenced at the death of Christ on Calvary and it ends at the close of the Gentile dispensation when God begins to restore Israel's spiritual vision.
The souls saved under the Fifth Seal are the Israelite equivalent to the foolish virgin saved from Pentecost to the close of the Gentile dispensation. The foolish virgin are Israelites and Gentiles who are justified by grace through faith and sanctified, so that their names remain in the Book of Life but who were not born-again, either because they too were blinded by ministers who did not possess the PRESENT Truth that gave the new birth to the saints of their age, or because of their own lack of diligence in "proving all things and holding fast that which is good" (Acts 17:11; I Thessalonians 5:21).
These souls under the altar can not be Christians for they lack "the testimony of Jesus Christ." Rather than saying, "forgive them, Lord," they cry out for vengeance -- eye for eye, tooth for tooth, and life for life.
When the Fourth and Fifth Seals close, the Sixth Seal opens under which God turns back to Israel, removing their blindness. So it is after the close of the Gentile dispensation that God acknowledges their cry. He explains that there are yet two Hebrew prophets and 144,000 elect Israelites who will be martyred after "a little season" (of three and a half years). Only then will He pour out His wrath upon the "Jews" and Rome "in whom was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth" (Revelation 18:24).
This verse confirms my statement earlier in this series that the Roman Catholic church was organized by apostate Jews. Their worship mimics the temple worship and their pope impersonates the Israelitish high priest. Brother Branham instructed us that until AD606 the churches comprised mainly Jewish converts. We have seen this confirmed by Matthew's Gospel which was written for Judeans and is the antitype of the cherubim with the face of the lion of the tribe of Judah. But also by Revelation 2:9, and Matthew 23:29-35 which show that the same race of people would control the Roman church in the end-time, whose names are not on the Book of Life:
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets'."
"In so saying you accuse yourselves that you are the children of those who killed the prophets. And you are following in their steps, filling up the full measure of their evil. You serpents, you seed of serpent's, how can you escape the damnation of hell?"
"Wherefore I will send you prophets (like Peter, Jude, Paul, John, and the two witnesses), and wise men, and inspired writers: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them you shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, slain by you in the temple between the altar and the sanctuary. Truly all the accumulated judgment of the centuries shall come upon this lineage".
If these are guilty of the blood of Abel then are they of the race or lineage of Cain, the physical serpent's seed.
The Fifth Seal ends because the Holy Spirit has departed in the translation of the Bride and Earth has become a judgment seat. There will never be another Gentile "saved." All whose names remain on the Book of Life will die a martyr's death, and only the 144,000 elect Hebrews who are Israelites can receive the fullness of the Message of their two witnesses, because like the end-time Bride, they were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary.
When the Fourth and Fifth Seals close the Gentile dispensation ends. Jerusalem, where our Lord was crucified, will Spiritually be called Sodom and Egypt. Sodomites are the only class of people described in the Bible who would broadcast pornography on commandeered Palestinian TV as the Israeli government is doing now. Israel's persecution of the Palestinians is far harsher than any hardships the ancient Egyptians exacted upon the Hebrew children. Surely Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is a modern Pharaoh who knows neither Joseph nor Moses, and genetically, is unrelated to the children of Israel. How accurate is God's Word with respect to the abominations daily committed by 'God's chosen people' whose Torah-denying Talmud regards all but their tribe as "human cattle" and states, "Even the best of the Gentiles should be killed" (Soferim 15, Rule 10). As it was in the days of Noah, the seed of the righteous has just about run out. nl219.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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