Bible Believers' Newsletter #230
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We continue our study of Malachi, comparing the ministry of John the Baptist, the Elijah of Malachi 3:1 who foreran Christ's first Coming as the Savior of the world, to the ministry of William Branham, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, who foreran Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming as "the God of judgment". And how close is that judgment? Just this week the US President and his lap dog Prime Minister of Australia, announced plans for the extrajudicial murder of the President of Iraq. British and US bombers have been murdering Iraqi children every week for over a decade.
Our (once Christian) nations are apostate, their leaders the insane servants of the hidden absentee masters of the criminal state of Israel. Daily press reports celebrate their mostly non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli Aggression Forces (IAF) delivering hundreds of powerful explosives from helicopter gunships, jet fighters and tanks upon Palestinian civilians. Their "Jew"-controlled international media applauds this murder as 'good!' Their "Jew"-controlled international media also report how brave Semitic Palestinian men and women without any defense force, desperate after 54 years of illegal Israeli occupation, rape, torture, pillage, intentional maimings and the indiscriminate cold-blooded murder of young and old, deliver home-made explosives by hand. (A strategy introduced by the "Jews"). And they piously denounce them as 'terrorists,' lamenting, 'Wherever is the God of judgment? When will He mete justice on this Palestinian lice?'
The hidden Luciferian masters of the US, Australia and Israel, and leaders and citizens of these countries should have read the rules of engagement before playing 'the Game.' The Law and the Prophets (which the "Jew's" sub-sewer Talmud negates) declare "the God of judgment" will soon annihilate the "Jew's" Hollywood, sinking Los Angeles and 3-400x1,500 miles of California as a millstone beneath the Pacific. He will then slay sixty-six percent of the mainly non-Semitic, anti-Semitic, hate-filled racist, self-styled Jewish bigots infesting Israel, sifting the remaining population for Semitic non-"Jews" who are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob holding the faith of the Fathers (Zechariah 13:8-9).
Only foolish men hasten the God of judgment.
At this time Russia will attack and invade the United States. We are now approaching the abrupt end of the 'peace offensive' planned and announced by Premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1956. Today Russia continues to be under Judaeo-Communist control. In this decade Judaeo-Communist Russia will annihilate the whole of the North American continent. What of Australia and the residue of her non-Christian Judaeo-Christian allies?
"In that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: and all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it" (Zechariah 12:3).
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 by personally confirming all things in God's Bible. . . Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
San Francisco Attorney: Bush Allowed 9/11
San Francisco June 11, 2002 --Stanley Hilton is the S.F. attorney who filed a $7 billion lawsuit in the US District Court on June 3 against President Bush and other government officials for 'allowing' the terrorist attacks to occur.
Among Hilton's allegations: Bush conspired to create the September 11 attacks for his own political gain and has been using Osama bin Laden as a scapegoat. Hilton said he has information bin Laden died several years ago of kidney failure.
Full story: examiner.com fpp.co.uk
9/11: German Intelligence Report
'August 6, 2001 -- Ambassador Ischinger personally notified the President of the United States that information developed by the Bundesamt fur Verfassungsschutz as well as the BND [Bundesnachreichtendienst, German foreign secret service] indicated that an attack by a radical Arab group partially based in Germany was to occur on 10-11 Sept., 2001'. . .The information was 'gratefully received' by the US President who stated at the time that he was also aware of the same pending assaults.
Subsequent to these attacks, the office of the US President, through the US Department of State, made an urgent request to the government of the Federal Republic of Germany that no reference whatsoever should be made to the official warnings given by Ambassador Ischinger. . .
On June 10, 2001, the BND warned the CIA office in the US Embassy to the Federal Republic [of Germany] that certain Arab terrorists were planning to seize American commercial aircraft for use as weapons of destruction against significant American symbols. . .
That the Israeli government was fully aware of these attack is absolutely certain and proven. Diplomatic traffic between the Israeli Embassy in the Federal Republic and the Israeli Foreign Office made it very clear that Minister President Sharon was fully aware of this pending attack and urgently wished that no attempt was made to prevent the attacks. . . Israel believed an attack on the continental United States would so inflame American public opinion that they would permit Israel to 'cleanse' their state of 'Arab terrorists and those who support such terrorists'.
Comment: Some information in this article may have been devised to draw attention away from 'the City.' Full story: overthrow.com rockymountain.indymedia.org
The So-Called War On Terrorism
Washington -- Classified American investigations of the threat posed by Al-Qaeda have concluded that the war in Afghanistan has failed to diminish the threat to the United States and may have increased it, United States officials told the New York Times.
Citing sources at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency, the Times reported on Sunday, the Afghan war might have complicated counterterrorism efforts by dispersing potential attackers across a wider geographic area. . . across the Islamic world -- posing what is now seen as the most serious terrorist threat to the United States, according to the Times.
Comment: As intended by the planners and financiers of World Wars I, II, and III who always work under a different name and in a different occupation. Full story: straitstimes
Documentary of US 'War Crimes' Shocks Europe
Berlin June 12, 2002 -- American soldiers have been involved in the torture and murder of captured Taliban prisoners, and may have aided in the "disappearance" of up to 3,000 men in the region of Mazar-i-Sharif, according to Jamie Doran, an Irish documentary film-maker.
Doran's latest film, Massacre At Mazar, was shown on Wednesday in in the Reichstag, the German parliament building in Berlin, and there were immediate calls for an international commission to be set up to investigate charges made in the documentary.
Andrew McEntee, a leading international human rights lawyer, who has viewed the film footage and read full transcripts, believes there is prima facie evidence of serious war crimes having been committed by American soldiers in Afghanistan. . .
Andre Brie, PDS member of the European Parliament, concerned by reports of ill treatment of Taliban prisoners, said he would be in favour of an international commission looking into "disturbing" questions raised by the film.
The film was due to be screened at the European Parliament in Strasbourg later on Wednesday evening. Full story: iol.co.za theithacajournal.com the-week.com
Australia June 9, 2002 -- The threat of biological warfare looms over us like the third horse of the Apocalypse; the one who represents plague. Australia has increased it's defence spending. . . to enhance our capability to respond to chemical biological radiological and nuclear incidents. . .
Sherman Skolnick: They traced this weapons grade anthrax to American facilities, but then that was dropped in the media because obviously the FBI is not going to finger the White House.
Professor Barbara Rosenberg:. . . the FBI knows the American scientist that's doing this with his colleagues and since it involves the White House nothing's being done.
Sherman Skolnick: Yeah well, those that are tied in with, what I call, the occupant in resident of the white house, his family and his cronies, actually have the exclusive contract to produce the anthrax vaccine. . .
Judith Miller: You know . . . We can make smallpox even more deadly than it was then. We can create anthrax that's resistant to antibiotics. Full story: abc.net.au
Cosmic Deception: Let the Citizen Beware
Space based weapons are already in place -- part of a secret parallel space program that has been operating since the 1960s . . . Space holographic deception technologies are in place, tested and ready to fire. And the Big Media is a pawn, now taking dictation from the right hand of the king. . .
Combine all of this with the current atmosphere of fear and manipulation and there is a real risk of suspending our collective judgment and our constitution. . . War in space, to replace war on Earth, is not evolution, but cosmic madness. A world thus united in fear is worse than one divided by ignorance. . . Full story: disclosureproject.org
Antony Sutton RIP
June 17, 2002 -- Sadly, eminent researcher and conspiracy scholar Antony Sutton, has passed on. He was a technology researcher and journalist who stumbled across some shenanigans whilst at the Hoover Institute studying the Soviet Union's technological capabilities and discovered that there were high 'unofficial' technological exchanges and the Soviets had Western technology that officially they didn't have and that many Russian armaments used by the North Vietnamese against Americans, were built with help from the West. He kept following the trail. He wrote his explosive Wall Street series and then came the packet about Skull and Bones. . . Full story: trineday.com
Malachi 2:17 should be the first verse of chapter 3 as it introduces this fresh subject.
Malachi 2:17-3:1, "You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you ask in feigned surprise, 'How have we wearied Him'?
By saying, Every one who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and that He delights in them; or by asking, 'Where is the God of judgment? Whenever will He come'?
Behold, I will send My messenger, and He shall prepare the way before Me: and the Lord (the God of judgment), Whom you seek, shall come to His temple unexpectedly, even the Angel of the Covenant, in Whom you delight: behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts'."
These doers of evil, like the sorcerers, adulterers, the liars, and oppressors of widows and the less fortunate, the proud, the workers of wickedness, and tempters of God (Malachi 3:5, 15) are not Gentiles as we had no part in the Old Covenant, but sinners of the Jews, for these were all offenses against the Law of Moses. The sinful descendants of these apostates would reject the Angel of the Covenant when He came with salvation, obliging "the God of judgment" to sift the righteous from among their evil offspring by Seven Trumpet Judgments from Calvary to the consummation.
These hypocritical "Jews" outwardly observed the Law but inwardly possessed no faith in God's justice to punish evil-doers. Shallow murmurers, jealous of the prosperity of Gentile neighbors and blind to their own neglect of the weightier duties of the Law like fidelity to their wives (see Newsletter #229), they failed to conceive the prophecies of God's Word, and wearying Him with their impatience, would themselves confront the God of judgment for their injustices. God permits the wicked to prosper in this material realm in order that the works of the pious may perfect faith and build character in hearts centred on eternal things. For all things work together for good to those who love God. The trying of our faith produces patience, and when patience with steadfast perseverance comes into full bloom, the character of man is perfected (James 1:2-4).
The unbelieving "Jew's" of Malachi's day sought a temporal Savior in the form of a General Who would destroy the Persians. The theologians in Jesus' day all thought Messiah would expel the Romans and "restore the kingdom to Israel" in primacy over its neighbors (Acts 1:6). They taught Christ's first Coming according to prophesies describing His Coming in judgment. Their unbelief would not prevent His first Coming, born of a virgin to fulfill the part of Adam's Kinsman Redeemer, however it would bring "the God of judgment" to His temple suddenly in unexpected wrath upon the nation that sought His Coming and whose high priest declared, "His blood be upon us, and upon our people".
The sudden unexpected Coming in judgment actually speaks of Christ's 'parousia.'
God never changes His ways. In the days of His flesh He came first to Israel appearing as the Shekinah over the river Jordan with a Voice from heaven. The Supernatural followed His ministry, discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart vindicating Him as Messiah (Hebrews 4:12). Jesus' rejection was marked 40 years later by sudden judgments upon Judah. Jerusalem was sacked, her temple gutted, and Gospel grace came to we Gentiles.
In the days of His 'parousia' Christ appeared first to we Gentiles in 1933 as the Shekinah over the Ohio River when a Voice from heaven said, "As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming." Brother Branham's ministry in the Supernatural revealed "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today and forever" as God discerned the thoughts and intents of the people's hearts (Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 4:12; 13:8; Genesis 18). The revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 brought Him back to earth in Word form (Acts 3:23; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-7). Only His rejection by the denominations put Him outside the churches (II Timothy 3-4; Revelation 3:17-20).
Forty years later the God of judgment will suddenly smite the whole earth with a curse. It will begin with the sinking of Los Angeles and 3-400x1,500 miles of California. Then He will "turn His hand upon the little ones:" 144,000 elect Israelites, "and it shall come to pass that in all Israel two thirds shall be cut off and die; but a third shall be left. And God will bring the third part through the Fire (of baptism with the Holy Ghost), making them pure as refined silver and as tried gold. They will call on My Name, and I will hear them: I will say, 'These are My people: and they shall say, The Lord is our God' (Zechariah 13:7-9)".
He came first to we Gentiles with mercy and a way of escape, calling the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her harlot daughters. Yet almost no one in church circles knows He has come and that He is present NOW. Like Israel, churchmen anticipate a General to destroy their perceived enemies. They read Scriptures pertaining to His second 'erchomai' or physical return rather than His second or 'parousia' Coming, and scoff at the PRESENT Truth when we explain It to them. II Peter 3:3-4, "First I want to remind you that in the last days there shall come scoffers who will scorn the revelation, saying, 'Where is the promise of His 'parousia' Coming? Where is He? He hasn't come, for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation'."
Spirits don't die. God takes His man but He anoints another man with His Spirit, and Satan takes his men, but never his spirits. So the world cannot become a better place because every time the lost die, we have another demon unable to return to its first estate in the Book of Life. Therefore history repeats itself and the Old Testament types the New as we saw how Malachi 2:17-3:1 types II Peter 3:3-4.
He has come as a thief in the night according to the Scriptures in the office of Son of Man, the God of judgment. His mediatorial office, Son of God, was fulfilled with the close of the Church Ages after which the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Him back to earth in Word form to indict the world and bring it to the judgment. John 5:26-27, "As the Father has Life in Himself; He has granted the Son to have Life in Himself; and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man" (Luke 12:38-40; I Thessalonians 4:16-5:2; Revelation 16:15).
Malachi 3:1 assured the people that the God of judgment would most assuredly come and punish the doers of evil -- however this Coming would be over 2,400 years into the future -- "in the third-day" as Hosea 6:1-3 prophesied. Counting one day as a thousand years we are well into "the third day" from 780BC when Hosea delivered this prophecy.
Four hundred years before Christ, Malachi agreed that the forerunner promised in Isaiah 40:3 should prepare the way for His Coming as Kinsman Redeemer. And Jesus identified John the Baptist as the Elijah who fulfilled this prophecy of Malachi 3:1. John was the angel or messenger who gathered together all the prophecies concerning Christ's first advent as Brother Branham gathered together and expounded the prophecies pertaining to His second or 'parousia' Coming. John typed Brother Branham.
Matthew 11:10-15, "This is he, of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who shall prepare Your way before You'. Truly, among those born of women there has arisen no greater than John the Baptist: yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days when John began baptizing until now, zealous men have sought to seize a place and forcibly press themselves into the kingdom of heaven. For all the prophets and the Law looked forward to the promised Messiah until John appeared as His forerunner. And if you are willing and able to receive the revelation, John himself was the Elijah prophesied to come before the kingdom. If ever you were willing to listen, listen now" (Mark 1:2-8).
"The Lord Whom you seek" refers back to "the God of judgment" in the preceding verse. He came unexpectedly to His temple of flesh and bone anointed and indwelt by God from Jesus' baptism in the river Jordan. Matthew 3:16-17, "When Jesus was baptized, as soon as He came up out of the water, the heavens opened to Him, and he saw the Spirit of God in the form of a dove descend upon Him: and a Voice from heaven, said, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am pleased to dwell in'."
On the first occasion in which Jesus purged the temple of the money changers the "Jews" asked of Him a sign by which His judgment was authorized. John 2:19-22, "And He said, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up'.
Then said they, 'It took forty-six years to build this temple, and you say you can build it in three days'? But He spoke of the temple of His body. After He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered His saying and realized that what He had quoted from the Scripture (Psalm 16:10) really did refer to Him, and that It had come to pass".
Doubtless, most Judeans from the time of Malachi to the days of His flesh understood the temple to be that which had been built by Zerubbabel. Here Jesus was dedicated to God by Mary forty days after his birth (Luke 2:22-24). There again, at the aged of twelve, He discussed with the elders, and His answer to Joseph and Mary when they sought Him with tears, "Didn't you realize I would be here at the temple?" maybe alluded to this prophecy (Luke 2:41-49). We have record of him visiting the temple several other times: when He preached in it, when He was received with loud hosannas, and when He exercised His authority in it, etc.,
Malachi said, "the Lord (or God of judgment), Whom you seek, shall unexpectedly come to His temple, even the Angel of the Covenant, in whom you delight." The title or office of the God of judgment when He comes -- not as judge, but as Mediator -- is the Angel of Jehovah or Angel of the Lord -- incarnate in Jesus Christ to fulfill the role of Kinsman Redeemer and make a way of escape before He returns in judgment without mercy.
God occasionally assumed human form as when He walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening (Genesis 3:8), as when He spoke with Hagar (Genesis 21:16-19), Abraham (Genesis 14:18-20; 18:1- 33), Jacob (Genesis 32:24-30), Moses (Exodus 3:2-6; Acts 7:38), Joshua (Joshua 5:13-15), Gideon (Judges 6:11-23), Manoah and His wife (Judges 13:2-21), Daniel (Daniel 10:5-6, 13, 20; 12:1 6), Peter (Acts 12:7), and in our day, with William Branham. He went before the camp of Israel on the night of the Exodus (Exodus 13:20-22). In Isaiah 63:9 He is called "the Angel of His Presence" or "face of God" with reference to Exodus 33:14-15, so-called because no man can see His face and live, yet the Angel of His face is the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His Person (Ezekiel 1:28; 3:12; Hebrews 1:3). In Him Jehovah's Presence is manifested, and His glory reflected (as the glory of a husband is the character of his wife -- I Corinthians 11:1-15), for the glory of God shines in the face of Jesus Christ.
The Angel of the Covenant is a manifestation of God that, in the fullness of time, came to His new temple, the virgin-born Jesus of Nazareth as mediator of the New Covenant (I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 9:15). All the manifestations of God in the Old Testament, the Shekinah and human appearances, were made flesh in Jesus. The Messenger or Angel of the Old Covenant is also the Messenger or Angel of the New (Exodus 23:20-23; Acts 7:38; I Corinthians 10:4).
"Behold He shall come." But Israel rejected Him when He was "anointed to preach good tidings to the meek, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison gates to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." So He will come to them as the God of judgment during the tribulation, on "the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all 144,000 that mourn in Zion" (Isaiah 61:1-3).
Haggai 2:6-7, 9, "Thus saith the LORD of hosts; yet once, it is a little while (over 2,500 years), and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory (by the invisible union of Christ and His Bride), says the Lord of hosts. . . The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, says the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace." (Also see Joel 2:10-11).
Ezekiel calls New Jerusalem, Jeru-shalom, the city of peace, "Jehovah-Shammah," which means 'The Lord is there' for it is the Attributes of His glorious Being made manifest in the glorified elect of all Ages, crowned with the Shekinah so that there is never any shadow of darkness about its walls (Ezekiel 48:35; Revelation 21:23 - 22:5). New Jerusalem has no temple for we are the temple of the living God (I Corinthians 3:16).
Revelation 21:2-3, "And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great Voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the temple of God is with men, and He will dwell with them and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God".
Hebrews 3:6, "But Christ as a Son over His own House; Whose House are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end".
Hebrews 12:24-29 spells out clearly how those who refuse Jesus Christ the mediator of the New Covenant will answer to "the God of judgment" Who is a "consuming Fire".
Malachi 3:2-7, "But who can endure the day of His Coming? and who shall stand upright when He appears? for He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap".
(Of course no one can abide it -- all life on earth will be destroyed (Malachi 4:1-3; Isaiah 13:9; Revelation 19:20; 20:5, 10). For He is like a blazing furnace fire refining precious metal, and like 'Grandma's lye soap,' He can bleach the most stubborn spots and stains. Soap as we know it was unknown to the ancients; this was produced by pouring water upon the ashes of the salt-wort plant).
"And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, for they will be written epistles of the Word, as in the days of old, as in ancient times".
(In Malachi 3:2 God is the Fire and Clorox Bleach. In verse three He is the Smelter who pours the silver or gold from the dross. "The God of judgment" begins with the priests at the house of God, and He will separate the impenitent from the 144,000 who will see His 'parousia' to Israel in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week and reform.
This is the tribulation. When the priesthood are purified, the offering of the whole nation will be acceptable to the Lord as it was in the days of David. Levi who was separated from the sinful nation represents this 'priesthood' of the 144,000 elect Israelites who are the whole nation that will be cleansed by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and Fire on the day of Atonement in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week).
"At that time I Whom you thought to be far off and slow in judgment will be near, and My punishments will be sudden and certain; I will be My own witness and move swiftly against sorcerers, against adulterers, and liars, against all those who cheat their hired hands, or oppress widows and orphans, or defraud strangers, and do not fear Me, says the Lord of hosts. For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed".
The tribulation judgment will not only be upon the priests but upon the people. The sins enumerated here are sins against Moses' Law, some punishable by death. From the time of Malachi onward to the present day the "Jews" were very much addicted to witchcraft according to Josephus and the New Testament (Josephus, Antiquities, 20.6; Wars of the Jews, 2.12.23; Acts 8:9 13:6; Galatians 5:20; Revelation 9:20-21). This judgment is upon Israel only, to purge 144,000, and will be a swift testimony against sinners after the midst of the Seventieth Week when Rome breaks her agreement with the "Jews".
Talmudic "Jews" consider we non-"Jews" human cattle and accordingly oppress the wages of we "strangers" in contradiction to Moses and the prophets who enjoined the kindest love to the stranger (Exodus 23:9; Deuteronomy 10:17-18; Jeremiah 7:6). The Hebrew word for stranger here is "ger," being a temporary Hebrew inhabitant, a newcomer lacking inherited rights, or a foreigner conceded rights in Israel, but not Serpent's seed.
Although it does not concern Malachi's prophecy at this point, under the Sixth Seal the Gentile foolish virgin are purged for their failure to come to the full atonement. Perhaps they sat under a pastor who believed the Messenger but was a Pentecostal saint and not in the Message, or perhaps he was never born-again; either way his congregation have little opportunity of coming into the faith through his ministry. Possibly they were slothful and neglected to "prove all things" by taking the Message to the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to understand the logos, rather than memorize the rhema (II Corinthians 3:6).
Under the Sixth Seal the whole earth is to be purged to renew herself for the Millennium.
Malachi 3:7, "Though you have scorned My Laws, by living like your fathers did when they brought the Babylonian Captivity upon themselves, yet if you give back to Me in penitence, says the Lord of hosts, I will recompense you in blessings".
"But you say in self-righteous delusion, supposing yourselves to be rich and in need of no repentance, 'What should we return? We have never robbed You'!"
Although Israel's sins are worthy of death, the gifts and callings of God are without repentance, so He will not utterly destroy the nation but show mercy to an election to accomplish His purpose. However, until such time as they are born-again, these Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are yet "sons of Jacob" -- deceivers or supplanters who must overcome by faith in the Word of God and prayer unto a martyr's death, and be re-born as Israel. Jehovah upbraids their ingratitude in that they turn His very long-suffering into a ground for sceptical denial of His coming as a Judge at all.
Meantime, Israel has been under Gentile dominion for idolatry since the times of the Gentiles began when Nebuchadnezzar led the first group of Judeans captive in 606BC, and will continue to the consummation. When Israel rejected and crucified Messiah they became subject to the Trumpet judgments which also continue to the consummation. John the Baptist declared, "Even now the axe is poised to cut down every unproductive tree and cast it into the fire. I baptise you with water unto repentance: but He that comes after me is far greater than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: He shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost, and with Fire: His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will separate the chaff from the grain, storing the grain, and burning the chaff with unquenchable Fire" (Matthew 3:10-12).
Christ's mission from the first advent to the consummation is the process of separating the godly from the ungodly. As God only deals with Israel as a nation in its own land, and as they are blinded until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in (Romans 11:25), they can't be born-again, but individuals will be purged under the Trumpet judgments for rejecting the Message of God to the churches in each Age. Job is the type of Israel. When this refining process is complete and the last of Israel has been joined in love to the Lord and the enemy destroyed, God will prepare His holy mountain, His new garden of Eden, for Christ, His Bride their attendants for the thousand-year honeymoon upon the earth. nl230.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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