Bible Believers' Newsletter 258
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, may He prosper your house in health and faith this year.
Throughout his ministry Brother Branham condemned America as representative of the Western (once) Christian world for the increasingly immoral and ungodly attitudes and behaviour of her people. Christendom is apostate having rejected grace and put Christ to an open shame outside the churches that bear His Name; it is returning to the yoke of Babylonian law under Rome and the Talmud.
Brother Branham was not alone in observing America's backsliding. Israel's war criminal Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stated, "We Jews control America, and they know it." David Meyer's current Last Trumpet Newsletter concurs.
In 1944, Julius Streicher observed: "The influence of the Jewish spirit" today dominates the United States of North America. "The influence of the Jewish spirit" is what drove the American people into the disaster of the First World War, and forced them again in this Second World War to sacrifice enormous amounts of its blood. "The influence of the Jewish spirit" will destroy the New World, unless a Savior appears to rescue it from the abyss before which it stands.
The common sense truth of such statements confirms Brother Branham's prophecy, "the world is going insane." The treacheries of 'the enemy within' have been witnessed in the sinking of the SS Lusitania, the attack on the USS Liberty, Pearl Harbour, the Waco and Port Arthur massacres, the Oklahoma bombing, the bombing of the WTC and missile attack on the Pentagon, the Bali bombing, a fraudulent War on Terrorism, and Homeland Security, all planned and executed by 'the City of London' that controls America and the (once) Christian West, and would rule the world.
There is much speculation about when or if Mr. Bush will launch his crusade against Iraq. Advertisements on US TV against SUV (4WD) vehicles that gulp 'Arab' oil, like Australian TV ads warning people to 'beware of terrorists,' and 'suspicious circumstances,' can only be calculated to inflame Muslim sensibilities. Australian Special Forces have had all leave canceled and are being readied for action this March. In Israel word has it that the US will invade Iraq around February 21-22 and many Israelis want OUT!!! Others speculate 'the powers that be' plan an attack at Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, in San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium (which seats over 70,000), to enthuse those of us who are dragging our feet to rally behind their latest war.
Other reports say tens of thousands of Mexicans are poised to flood across the border, and that armed Chinese troops on motorized maneuvers many miles north of the border may be employed by the Bush administration to impose Martial Law. Oh, dear!
But it's Oil stupid, and the flagging US dollar down 5% in relation to the A dollar, plus the moribund economy. Different regions of the world peak in oil production at different times. The US peaked in the early-1970s. Europe, Russia and the North Sea have also peaked. However the OPEC nations of the Middle East have not yet peaked, and within a few years whoever controls them effectively controls the world's oil, and, in essence, human civilization as a whole. Two of the nations that will peak last are Saudi Arabia and Iraq, both of which will not peak until the middle of the next decade. Saudi Arabia contains 25 percent of all the oil on the planet. Iraq contains 11 percent of all the oil on the planet.
Science and the oil industry have confirmed that there is very little oil left to be found, certainly not enough to make a difference in this grim picture, a picture which goes a long way toward explaining the events of 9/11 and since.
The likely effects of hitting the downslope of production, simply stated, are war, starvation, and economic recession. We already are experiencing the effects of diminishing oil supplies as evident in the threatened US invasion of the Middle East. The US will be importing 90 percent of its oil by 2020 to hold even current demand, and access to foreign oil has long been officially declared to be a vital national interest justifying military intervention. Probable actual physical shortage of all liquid hydrocarbons worldwide won't appear for about 20 years, especially if the deepening recession holds down demand. But people are coming to appreciate that peak is imminent, and what it means. Some places like the US will face shortage sooner than others. The price is likely to soar as shortage looms, which itself may delay peak.
If the US does invade there will likely be a repeat of Vietnam with many years of fruitless struggle in which the US will be seen as a tyrant and an oppressor, killing all those Arabs. It can't hope to subjugate the place in perpetuity as the people don't surrender easilyas the Palestinians have shown. So when the US has finally gone, Russia and China will likely be welcomed there to produce whatever is left in the ruins.
The majors are merging and downsizing and outsourcing and not investing in any new refineries because they know full well that production is set to decline and that the exploration opportunities are getting less and less. Who would drill in 10,000 feet of water if there were anywhere else easier left? But the companies have to sing to the stock market, and merger hides the collapse of the weaker brethren. The staff is purged on merger and the combined budget ends up much less than the sum of the previous components. Besides, a lot of the executives and bankers make a lot of money from the merger. (See Colin Campbell on Oil). In hindsight "peak oil" was another BIG LIE the same mob who told the previous BIG LIE, and the BIB LIE before that, ad infinitum.
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. . .
Your Brother in Christ
December 17, 2002 Rabbi Boteach describes the 'Jews into soap' hoax as if it were a Christian miracle. A rather quaint one-sentence summary of 2,000 years of history.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (national talk radio host): We are talking about Jews being persecuted, slaughtered . . .
Donahue: I agree with you.
Boteach: . . . massacred, turned to bars of soap (ph) because of 2,000 years of Christian anti-Judaism.
Full story: msnbc.com
Time Magazine Survey
When last I checked a Time Magazine Survey that questions, "Which country poses the greatest danger to world peace in 2003," a total of 152,620 votes had been cast for the following rogue states:- North Korea 8.9%, Iraq 10.9%, and the United States 80.2%. This proves that you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Full story: time.com
'Terrorism' Alerts based on Political Need not Fact
January 2, 2003 Intelligence professionals say privately the Bush administration is engaging in "hysterics" with multiple terrorism alerts that have little or no basis in fact. The alerts, instead, are part of a carefully scripted White House campaign to keep terrorism on the minds of American voters along with public approval ratings of administration handling of the stalled war on terrorism. . . "It's a fishing expedition." Full story: american-blue.com
America Killing its own Soldiers
Depleted uranium is making all wars nuclear.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the United States would be detonating nuclear shells to poison its own soldiers and the surrounding civilian populations with radioactive isotopes" Dr. Helen Caldicott, Metal of Dishonor.
For the past decade, America's leaders have fought to prevent depleted uranium (DU) ammunition from being declared a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations, despite knowing that exposure to this poisonous substance guarantees cancer, birth defects and a host of other lethal health hazards. Despite tens of thousands of Gulf War veterans in bad health that many have blamed on DU and many veterans of the conflict in Yugoslavia now urinating uranium, the politicians and generals have refused to ban this deadly substance because it is simply too effective a weapon. And they continue to deny appropriate health care to US military veterans who have suffered because of it.
Now a new invasion is set to unfold in the one place in the world where depleted uranium contamination is worstsouthern Iraq. American soldiers will be sent into battle with inadequate protections against a proven health hazard that will almost certainly doom them to lives diminished by a variety of cancers caused by uranium 238, which means they may transmit these illnesses to their family and friendsand birth defects to their childrenwhen and if they return home. . .
Full story: rense.com rense.com rense.com rense.com chugoku-np.co.jp
Rocket Fuel Toxic found in Lettuce
Oakland, January 2, 2003 Perchlorate, an ingredient in rocket fuel which impairs the thyroid's ability to take up iodide and produce hormones, has contaminated almost 300 drinking water sources and farm wells in California and sources in at least 15 other states. This new information is found in test data and documents obtained by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit environmental research organization with offices in Oakland and Washington, DC. Contamination has affected the Colorado River from near Las Vegas to the Mexican border. The river is the primary or sole source of irrigation water for farms in California, Arizona and Nevada that grow most of the lettuce sold in the US during winter. Eating lettuce or other vegetables grown in fields irrigated by the Colorado River may expose consumers to a larger dose of toxic rocket fuel than is considered safe by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)". Full story: ens-news.com
ADL loses $10.5 Million Defamation Suit
Denver A federal jury has awarded a Colorado couple $10.5 million in their defamation lawsuit against the Colorado chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.
The 12-member jury in US District Court sided with plaintiffs William and Dorothy Quigley of Evergreen, in their defamation lawsuit against the Denver-based Mountain States chapter and its area director, Saul Rosenthal.
The jury on April 28 awarded the Quigleys damages, mostly punitive, of $10.5 million, a figure that astonished defendants and plaintiffs alike . . . Full story: jewishaz.com fpp.co.uk gooff.com
Control of Free Speech on the Net
December 10, 2002 Dow Jones is disappointed at the decision of the High Court of Australia to dismiss its appeal in ongoing defamation proceedings commenced by Joseph Gutnick. The result means that Dow Jones will defend those proceedings in a jurisdiction which is far removed from the country in which the article was prepared and where the vast bulk of Barron's readership resides. Full story: dowjones.com
Bush's Master Plan for the Internet
January 3, 2003 President Bush and his Machiavellian minions will no longer put up with you roaming free into dangerous territory on the internet. You need to be corralled, electronically tethered, kept away from sites promoting conspiracy theoriesin other words, information the corporate media, the official US Ministry of Disinformation, does not want you to read or see. It's now increasingly obvious the Bushites want to lock us up in a hermetically sealed informational box and throw away the key. All the information they consider worthwhile will be pumped in through a one-way hole. . . Enter Dubya's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board . . . Full story: counterpunch.org news.com
William Branham on the Evils of Multiculturalism
Now the east and the west have come together, and civilization has clashed together, and it's brought in one of the most ridiculous, uncivilized conditions that the world has ever seen or dreamed of. . . I am trying to . . . warn the people, constantly, that we are at the end time.
What can we do? There is no hope in anything no more, only in Christ. Just remember that. Christ is the only Stay we have. Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah" (William Branham, He Careth for You, p. 3:16-17; Matthew 24:37).
God's Word strictly forbids us from permitting the Serpent's seed from purchasing and taking residence in Christian lands lest we intermarry and emulate their pagan worship, sodomy, rape, adultery, drugs, violence, murder, robbery, usury, horoscopes, magic arts, sorcery, fortune-telling, etc., (Deuteronomy 7; Amos 3:3; Nehemiah 9:2; II Corinthians 6:14-18).
Covenant Sacrifice and the People of God
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits"whether they are teaching the present Truth or quoting the letter of the Message without the faith (Matthew 7:15-16).
"The thief comes to seek and devour and destroy, but I am come that you may have life and have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).
God made His covenant with Abraham in recognition of his faith to the intent that his seed should obey His statutes and be blessed, thereby drawing all the Adamic nations to Him and making Abraham "the father of the Gentiles" as his new name implies (Genesis 17:5). However, Abraham's natural seed has become "a sinful nation, a people bent-backed beneath their load of iniquity. Their parents were evildoers too. Born to be evil they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they have become utterly estranged" (Isaiah 1:4).
At the very threshold of the Mosaic dispensation stands the sacrifice of a Pascal lamb connected with the redemption of Israel, which is in many respects typical and anticipatory, of all the other sacrifices. But there was one sacrifice that even under the Old Testament required no renewal. And this was when God had entered into covenant relationship with Israel, and Israel became the "people of God." Then Moses sprinkled "the blood of the covenant" on the altar and the people (Exodus 24:1-9). Yet the privileges of the Mosaic covenant were conditional upon Israel's obedience. It was a covenant the nation abrogated weeks before God had completed communing with Moses on Mount Sinai.
Israel never obeyed God's Law but devised 'loopholes' to justify sin and persecuted and killed His prophets. Haughty and overtaken with hubris, instead of shining God's Light to we Gentiles, they despised us and became the children of darkness by marrying into Cain's accursed seed. "They are not all Israel, which are of Israel" (Romans 9:6).
One seed, Abraham's faith Seed Jesus Christ humbled Himself unto death to fulfill God's Word, prophesying, "I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me." Israel lifted Him up on Calvary's cruel cross and then God raised Him from the dead to justify Adam and all of his seed who have the faith of Abraham.
The first Adam and father of Shem was the manifested spoken Word of God, yet without one drop of Semitic blood. The last Adam redeemed the first and whosoever of the blood of Shem, Ham, and Japheth would receive salvation through His blood. He was also God's manifested spoken Word, and without one drop of Semitic blood.
Jesus Christ is Abraham's promised Seed (singular) and He possesses the Birthright and all covenant blessings. The promises and blessings of God all belong to this Royal Seed who redeemed Adam, Abraham and potentially all of their seed from the curse of Moses' Law from Mount Sinai. Since the day of Pentecost 2,000 years ago Abraham's seed is every soul in Adam's race who is born of Jesus Christ whether from the lineage of Shem, Ham, or Japheth (Romans 4:1-17; Galatians 3:7-29).
In Deuteronomy 4:25-40, Moses prophesied backsliding Israel would not live long in the Promised Land but be scattered by God among the surrounding nations because of their persistent apostasy. Not until Israel is gathered back into the Land during the time of the tribulation "in the latter days" will God remember the covenant which He swore to their fathers "if they turn to the Lord God for help, and obey His Voice." The Mosaic covenant was conditional. This prophecy foreshadowed Daniel's Seventieth Week and the coming ministry of Israel's two prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 after the close of the Gentile dispensation. This prophecy eliminates British Israel theory.
Israel violated the solemn oath they had sworn to God and He will chastise their disobedient children under the seven Trumpet judgments until the consummation, but He has not forgotten His oath to the fathers. And when the fullness of the Gentiles has come in He will reveal Himself to Israelnot from New York, London, or Warsawbut Mount Zion, and "turn away ungodliness from Jacob" (Daniel 9:24, 27; Romans 11:25-32). Thus any Israelite living outside the Promised Land is outside God's covenant with the fathers.
God is no respecter of persons: "the soul that sins will surely die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son . . . but if the wicked will turn from all of his past sins, and keep all of My statutes, and do what is lawful and right, he shall live and not die. None of his transgressions shall be mentioned: in the righteousness he has done he shall live" (Ezekiel 18:20-21; Psalm 50:15-23).
We are dealing here with two covenants. One is to Abraham and his Seed Jesus Christ, and His Spiritual offspring from all Adamic nations; and one to Abraham's natural seed in the nation of Israel alone. By Moses, Israel came under the curse of the Law of sin and death. Christ has made us free that the righteousness of the Law might be fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. Out of love and respect for "the fathers," Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, God will honor His oath to a remnant of Israel during Daniel's Seventieth Week.
The Abrahamic covenant predates and encompasses the Mosaic and includes every soul in Adam's race born the second time through Jesus Christ (Genesis 17:1-8; Exodus 6:1-8; Isaiah 59:20-21). Herein the self-styled "Jews" leave themselves bereft of hope being unrelated to "the fathers" by blood, and certainly not by faith or even belief. In majority they are either non-Semitic Gentiles who have squandered their time of redemption over the past 2,000 years of our dispensation while they impersonated Israel, or else they are physical Serpent's seed whose names were never in the Book of Life since they are unrelated to the first Adam whose kinsman Redeemer has no relation to them and they are without redemption.
The life is in the blood. If we are not in Adam's race we can have no redemption in Christ. The Bride is the blood of Christ by the baptism of the Holy Ghost because the Life was released by the Blood of the covenant Sacrifice.
Aside from the lamb of the Passover Israel's other sacrifices all rested on the covenant sacrifice on Mount Sinai (Psalm 50:5). These were either sacrifices of communion with God or else they were intended to restore that communion when it had been disturbed or dimmed through sin and trespass.
The sacrifices in communion with God were the burnt and the peace offerings. While the sin and the trespass offerings were offered for communion with God. However "without shedding of blood there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22) so every service and every worshiper had to be purified by blood as evidence of an innocent life substituted for their guilty life, with the mediatorial agency of the priesthood called in to bring them near to God, and to convey the assurance of acceptance.
God deals with Israel as a nation, one more reason why any Hebrew claiming the Mosaic covenant while living outside the Promised Land is a hypocrite outside the covenant he claims. God deals with us Gentiles as individuals. Israel has been without God since they rejected the Holy Spirit and murdered Messiah (Psalm 50:20). And since the destruction of the Temple in AD70 they have been without even the ritual shadow of substitutionary sacrifices and the intercession of a priesthood which, prior to Calvary, could restore lost communion. According to the Psalmist, God will gather elect blood Israelites to whom the covenant pertains, not "Jews," and reprove them for 2,000 years of spiritual blindness in not recognizing that these sacrifices were but a type of Messiah's atoning Work, and for their carnal attitude to these animal sacrifices they imprudently felt they were 'giving' to God rather than acknowledging His gifts of sacrifice with thanksgiving, and honoring their vows to Him. The victim once offered, belonged to God, hence they who feasted upon it were guests of the Lord.
Psalm 50:22-23, "This is your final opportunity before I tear asunder you Israelites who have forgotten Godand no one can help you then. True praise is a worthy sacrifice that honors Me. Those who walk in My ways will receive the salvation of God".
Many fine folk within the circle of this end-time Message are misled by Judaizing wolves in Christian clothing; blind pastors quote the prophetic letter but their fruits are not the revelation of its Message. Israel's priests and Levites, Scribes and Pharisees quoted the letter that foretold Christ's first advent, but without the Spirit they led Israel to crucify Him. Some ministers trade on their personal association with God's Prophet yet seventy-one of the original apostles chosen and ordained by Jesus Christ Himself were spiritually blind. His most trusted associate and treasurer, Judas, betrayed Him to death. Well did Paul state, "Henceforth know we no man after the flesh! Stop evaluating men by their reputation among others in the church, or by outside appearances. Although once we mistakenly thought of Jesus Christ in that way, yet henceforth we no longer know Him according to the flesh" (II Corinthians 5:16).
The only significance the nation of Israel has for Christians is as a signpost, for it is God's timepiece by which we can gauge the nearness of the end of the Gentile dispensation and Daniel's Seventieth Week. And the only significance of "Jews" and Judaism to we Christians is, broadly speaking, in the prudence of identifying those who are your declared enemies. While the people are not of "the fathers" or the Book, neither is this religion of "the fathers" or of the Book. Reading their writings and the Book we find them sworn enemies of Israel and all Hebrews, of Moses and all prophets, of God and all of Adam's race and the curse is upon any Message minister who would promote their anti-Semitic evil and welcome their apostates behind his sacred desk. Thus saith William Branhamand the Lord!
To illustrate this point I will quote from a recent article by the Temple Mount Faithful(?) which deluded souls imprisoned in denominational walled cities within the circle of this Message will swallow hook, line and sinker, because they have the letter without the Spirit, since they refuse to "search the Scriptures daily . . . and prove all things".
January 12, 2003During his recent visit to Italy, President of Israel, Moshe Katzav, asked the Prime Minister of the Vatican, Cardinal Angelo Sudano, to prepare a list of all the Temple treasures, vessels and Judaica that are being held by the Vatican. . . . The major importance of this request is the fact that the Vatican holds the Temple Menorah of pure gold which, together with other holy vessels from the temple, was stolen by the Romans and taken to Rome in 70 CE.
After the destruction of the Temple and the Israeli kingdom, the Roman emperor, Titus, who destroyed the temple, built a triumphal arch in Rome which portrayed the Menorah and other vessels from the Temple in Jerusalem. The arch shows Israel captives carrying the Menorah and the vessels in Rome. The fact that the Menorah and the holy vessels were taken to Rome and later, when the Roman Empire became Christian, the Menorah and the vessels were placed in the basement of the Vatican, has passed down from generation to generation of the Jewish people. During the exile the holy Menorah and the vessels remained at the focus of the memory of the Jewish people. Their dream was that one day soon they would recover all of them from the Vatican and return them to Jerusalem which would indicate the beginning of the rebuilding of the Temple and the redemption of the people and land of Israel. (End quote).
This article is a mix of lies and truth that contain only one point of interest to Christians.
Exposing chutzpah: According to II Kings 15:30 the last king of Israel was Hoshea who murdered his "friend" king Pekah. Assyria conquered the Northern kingdom in 721BC and transported its subjects to surrounding nations where they remain to this day, mostly as Moslems (Isaiah 11:11; 24:14-15; 27:13; Hosea 11:10-12). The Northern kingdom lasted 241 years, seven months, and seven days, and was extinct more than 860 years before Titus was born!!
The kingdom of Judah was conquered and Jerusalem taken by Babylon in 587BC. Its last king, Zedekiah, died in captivity the following year. Thereafter Judah became in turn a province of Persia, Greece and Rome which will rule unto the consummation (Daniel 2:1-45). According to Daniel 9:27, Israel, Jerusalem and 'temple mount' shall be "overspread with abominations and desolate, until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured out upon the desolate" (Luke 21:24).
Choose you this day whether you will follow Baal and his Temple Mount Terrorists, or the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of the vindicated prophets Moses, Isaiah and Daniel, the God Who raised Jesus Messiah from the dead; the God of the prophet William Branham, or follow the false anointed ones at the end-time (Matthew 24:24)?
Ezra, Nehemiah, Ezekiel, Obadiah, Malachi, Maccabees, the Gospels and Jesus' refusal to dwell among them, clearly inform us that through miscegenation with the Edomites and CanaanitesJudeans, along with their Edomite royal family and much of the priesthood, had become predominantly physical Serpent's seed centuries before Titus was born.
Eventually the land passed back to the Semitic Arabs and Hebrews who lived in harmony for centuries until it was stolen back by Rothschild's Canaanite and Edomite tribesmen in 1948.
Genesis 27:23, "God told Rebekah, The sons in your womb shall turn out to be two rival nations. One will be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger".
There was hostility between these two "nations" even before their progenitors had left the womb because "God has set enmity between the seed of the Serpent and the seed of Adam" (Genesis 3:15). If you doubt that "enmity" is still there, read your newspapers and history books. Study how the seed of the Serpent has created wars amongst Adam's people, how it demands world hegemony, and how it mistreats the citizens of Palestine, Syria, Iraq, all Christian and nominally Christian peoples; the native Russians, Germans, Afghanis, and Americans today, as if we were 'human cattle' to be culled at their pleasure.
Some within Message circles believe contrary to the Bible and Brother Branham that the physical Serpent's seed all perished in the Flood. But, if the Serpent in his present form still crawls upon his belly; women still bear naturally in pain and sorrow and men still earn their living by the sweat of their brow, then the Serpent's seed is also present now.
By foreknowledge God knew that Esau would have no respect to the birthright as he would marry Serpent's seed women and destroy the inheritance of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Genesis 25:46, "Rebekah told Isaac, I am tired of living because Esau has married Hittite women: if Jacob takes a wife of the Serpent's seed, such as these local girls, I will have lived a wasted life!"
Two last comments on chutzpah. No one can state as a 'fact' that the golden menorah and vessels were 'placed in the basement of the Vatican'. And although Christianity has spread throughout the Roman Empire, no one should imply as a 'fact' that the Vatican or Roman Catholic church is now or ever was Christian. The Roman Catholic church was organized by apostate "Jews" and is now controlled by apostate "Jews" who include the present Pope and his Marrano Jesuits.
Now for the Truth: The return then of these treasures to Jerusalem 'would indicate the beginning of the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem and the redemption of the people and land of Israel'. Israel is God's timepiece, the true Protestant Church is "the people of God," for as the writer of this article has observed, neither the people nor the Land of Israel are redeemed: they are trodden down by the seed of the Serpent in their midst.
Soon Judaeo-Rome will relocate to Jerusalem to rule the new world order. Rome will very likely restore or replace the temple furniture and vessels in a temple they will subsidize, just like Babylon under Persian rule helped fund the restoration of the first temple. Bible prophecy and types confirmed this. And when the temple is dedicated, a Devil-incarnate pope will officiate as Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jesus, John and Paul have foretold.
The one point of interest to Christians in this article is that it is further indication of the lateness of the hour for Israel is God's timepiece . . . for Christians.
Carnal, blood-thirsty Temple Mount Terrorists! Superstitious Branhamites! God needs no temple made with hands. Jesus Christ and the saints of all the Ages are the Temple and dwelling place of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! Jesus Christ is the true Ark in Whom God and man are united as signified by the golden box of shittim wood. Whilst the golden Menorah typed the elect Church from Seven Church Ages (Revelation 1:12-20).
Everything a minister teaches, whoever he isor claims to bemust match with Scripture in continuity from Genesis to Revelation. Some blind pastorsnot rightly dividing the Word of God, and never having been born-again, promote these "Jews" as "the people of God" when the very word 'Jew' is an abbreviation for "Judean" meaning a resident of Judea regardless of race or religion. While its altered contemporary meaning is a deliberate deception by these non-Semitic descendants of Esau and their kin who harvest the superstitious ignorance of nominal Christians (with open hands) and Muslims, while assaying to steal back the birthright and blessing as Isaac prophesied.
Genesis 27:39-41, "Isaac said to Esau, Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above. By your sword shall you live, and serve your brother; and when you have the dominion, you will break his yoke from your neck. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob".
The "people of God"His chosen peopleare Abraham's seed by the baptism with the Holy Ghostnot denominational believersbut born-again saints in whose lives God is writing the present Truth. God's children are not apostate Israelites, and certainly not "Jews," but those born of His Spirit. Would the omniscient God choose a predominately Gentile Word Bride, if Christ-rejecting Israel were His chosen people?
II Corinthians 6:14-15, "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion has Light with darkness? What harmony can exist between Christ and Satan? Or how can a Christian be partner with one who does not believe?"
Brother Branham warned us, Jacob was "a type of the Jew now. He's a money snatcher. I don't care how he gets it; he will get it. He will skin you alive to get it. You know that. He's a little shyster. . . Boy, don't deal with him. He will get you" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 426:6).
I am persuaded that many in our midst are religious but not truly spiritual. Their faith is paralyzed "for fear of the Jews" (Esther 8:17; John 7:13; 19:38; 20:19). Administrators, politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen worldwide are afraid of and controlled by the "Jews," else the US would not have embraced the Bible-denying Talmudic Noahide laws?
I suspect certain vagabond "Jews" have crept unawares into the circle of this Message (Galatians 2:4-6; Jude 4-16). If the Church at the first crucifixion types the Church at the second crucifixion there is a Judas is our midst today and He's sold out the Message which is Christ. Judas was the only disciple who was a Jew. Brother Branham said there are many Judas's today.
If you are truly born-again, you are one of God's chosen people under the Blood of the unconditional covenant Sacrifice. Anyone outside the Body of Christ is not in the new covenant as any Israelite outside the Land is not in the old conditional covenant. They may well be "saved," but they are not numbered among "the people of God".
Brother Branham said, "Make-believers, deceiverstrying to find some fault with God and His Word. That's the Judas' . . . . . highly educated sometimes and when a great showdown comes between the Word and their creed they sell out to their denomination just exactly like their forerunner did, Judas. Judas sold out to his denomination, sold Jesus the Word to his denomination and betrayed Jesus Christ after he claimed to be a part of it".
"Ministers sometimes claiming to be servants of Christ, and when the Word is thoroughly identified to be vindicated for that daythat it is the Message of the hourthey'll sell out their popularity to their denomination just exactly like Judas did, betray Jesus to the Pharisees and the Sadducees. That spirit doesn't die. Some of them are highly talented people . . . Deceiving the world; they are organizers. They are prosperous, successful, and smart in worldly wisdom. They're ninety-five percent on the Word . . . so was Eve. . ." (William Branham, Three Kinds of Believers, p. 29:219-244).
Don't be ashamed of Christ in this last generation that will ever be on earth. It is sinful, adulterous, perplexed, and full of putrefied sores. Everything that was once decent has become indecent. The nations have been divided and conquered by banksters, and the best politicians their money could buy to establish the totalitarian one world government Satan offered Jesus Christ if He would become his sycophant and worship him.
If you are a Christian, don't be afraid to identify yourself with the people of God.
If, as these Modern-day Judas' preach, "Jews" are God's chosen people, why has God promised to convert Israel to Christianity in one day? Surely it would be more logical to convert Christians to Judaism. If the "Jews" are His own special people, why did Jesus, Peter and Paul rebuke and try to convert them? If "Jews" are God's people, surely we should convert to what they believe. In light of what these Judas' teach, presenting Talmud-toting anti-Christ rabbis in their pulpits, they should be 'converting' misguided Christians to Judaism, which teaches that Jesus, the illegitimate son of a Hebrew prostitute and a Roman soldier is now boiling in hot excrement (Talmud, Gittin 57a, footnote #4).
As Jesus explained to the Samaritan prostitute, "the time is coming when it will be of no consequence where men worship, but how they worship, (and this eliminates Roman Catholicism from the Kingdom). True worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth" (John 4:20-24). So "the people of God" are the elect of Adam's race who know Him by faith.
In Hebrews 3 and 4 Paul tells how Israel, when they were "the people of God" on their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, constantly hardened their hearts against Him as Pharaoh had hardened his heart. God was grieved with that generation and angrily swore that they should not enter into His rest. Yet there remains a rest or sabbath for "the people of God"not in Canaanbut in Christ. Paul spoke of "a better covenant which was established upon better promises" than that of Moses which God promised the House of Judah and the House of Israel, but they judged themselves unworthy of eternal Life until after the Gentile dispensation is fulfilled (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:26-27; 37:11-28; Acts 13:46; Hebrews 8:5-13).
Israel became "the people of God" when God fulfilled His promise to Abraham (Genesis 15; Exodus 6:1-8; Deuteronomy 4:37; 10:15). Yet the benefits of the natural covenant were conditional upon national obedience and foreshadowed a better and unconditional spiritual covenant. But when the nation rejected the new covenant, God turned from Israel to "whomsoever will" obey from Adam's raceindividuals descended from Shem, Ham and Japheth.
As Peter explains, "To you who believe, Christ is precious: but to the disobedient, the stone that was rejected by the builders of the temple has become the Cornerstone, the most honored and important part of the building. A Stone of stumbling and Rock of offense, to those who stumble because they disobey and disbelieve God's Word, as the rejecters were predestined." Peter tells the born-again elect Hebrew exiles scattered throughout Asia, "You who in the past were not a people are now the people of God." (I Peter 2:7-10). Paul spoke likewise to the Gentile Church in Ephesus (Ephesians 4:16).
Jesus said, "I am the Vine, you are the branches," and Paul explained how the natural branch of Israel has been cut off from the Root of the Vine on account of their unbelief and the elect Gentiles grafted in . . . for a time (John 15:5-6; Romans 11:11-32).
Israel is out of communion with God until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in for they know not Christ. The sin and trespass offerings were done away when Jesus lay down His Life and the veil of the temple was rent from the top to the bottom. Israel's communion will only be restored by faith through the ministry of two prophets. Then the whole nation, all 144,000 of them, will be born-again in one day of national atonement (Isaiah 10:3,17; 24:21-23; 30:26; 61:2; 66:8; Ezekiel 39:22; Daniel 9:24,27; Zechariah 3:9-10; 12:1 - 14:9).
The most joyous of all sacrifices was the peace offering which was the offering of completion and continual communion with God. It types the Lord's Supper where all partake of the common elements in a communion sacrifice from which praise and thanksgiving naturally flow (I Corinthians 10:16-18). It always followed all of the other sacrifices and was an occasion of happy fellowship with the Covenant God, in which He condescended to become Israel's Guest at the sacrificial meal, even as He was always their Host. Thus it symbolized the spiritual truth expressed in Revelation 3:20, in which Laodicea has rejected God's Word, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any individual hears My voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will feast with him, and he with Me".
In peace offerings the sacrificial meal was the point of main importance like the memorial of the Lord's Supper today. It is this sacrifice which is so frequently referred to in the Psalms as the grateful homage of a soul justified and accepted before God (Psalm 51:17; 54:6; 116:17-18). The Septuagint frequently calls peace offerings the "sacrifices of praise" and by employing the same language, Paul identifies Jesus Christ as the Antitype of this sacrifice, "By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually;" and again, "We have an altar from which those who serve and worship in the tabernacle have no right to eat" (Hebrews 13:10-15).
In the oblation accompanying peace offerings, leavened bread was required. This could not be burnt upon the altarnevertheless it must be presented to the Lord for a heave offering as many things in a man's daily life cannot, from their nature, be directly appropriated to the service of God; yet all must be sanctified by being presented before Him.
After His baptism the Spirit of God had driven Jesus into the wilderness where He fasted forty days and forty nights, like Moses and Elijah on Mount Sinai (Exodus 43:28; I Kings 19:8), but unlike the children of Israel, without sin. His first desert temptation had been in the gray of breaking light, when to the faint and weary Looker the stones of that arid wilderness seemed to take fantastic shapes, like the bread for which His faint body now craved. And being hungry, the spirit of the Devil tempted Him to turn these stones into bread, but Jesus overcame with the Word of God. Satan next carried Him to Jerusalem and placed Him on the lofty tower of the temple porch before the holy place overlooking the altar of sacrifice upon which every day a priest was stationed to watch, as the pale morning light passed over the hills of Judea far off to Hebron, to announce it as sunrise. This was the signal to prepare for the morning sacrifice which was only to be slain after the morning light had lit up "the whole of the sky as far as Hebron," yet before the sun had actually risen upon the horizon.
The priest having just departed, Jesus stands on the watch-post as the morning light spreads over the land. In the Priests' Court below Him the morning-sacrifice has been slain. And as the massive temple gates slowly swung on their hinges, a three-fold blast from the silver trumpets of the Priests seemed to waken the City, as with the Voice of God, to the life of another day. It is the "third hour," corresponding to our nine o'clock.
"Now descend Ye," says Satan, "Heaven-borne, into the midst of the priests and people. What shouts of acclamation will greet Your appearance! What homage of worship will be Yours"! This is the strong delusion held by denominational people today who anticipate His visible physical (Gk. 'erchomai') return in the clouds of heaven when His invisible (Gk. 'parousia') Coming was (past tense) in Word form through the mouth of a prophet signified publicly in the heavens by the Shekinah or Cloud of glory over Arizona on February 28, 1963 (Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7).
Turning their backs on Jerusalem's temple and all the familiar prejudices of nationalism, morality, culture, religion and other restraints, they stand upon the summit of that great mountain, which is Satan's totalitarian new world order of Daniel's Seventieth Week that shall become a plain before the Stone the builders rejected (Daniel 2:44; Zechariah 4:7).
Unveiled as far as eye can see, Jesus views this world of the immediate future in all its material splendor. "I will deliver all of this to You if You will fall down and worship me," says His Adversary.
High above this moving scene of grandeur and man-made beauty arched the deep blue of God's heaven, and brighter than the sun, which now poured its light over the sheen and dazzle beneath, stood out the fact: "I must be about My Father's business. . . Be gone, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve."
The office of Satanic Messiah Jesus here declined will be accepted by the Pope of Rome. But the final realization of Satan's empire, caused by the alienation of man from God, will be only temporary (Revelation 17:10). "Jesus was manifested that He might destroy the works of the Devil," abolish his kingdom and set man free from his dominion (I John 3:8-9; I Corinthians 15:23-28).
The worshipers at the morning service may have gathered chiefly to join in the prayers "at the time of incense" (Luke 1:10) which no doubt coincided with the third hour of the day, or 9:00 a.m. This may explain how on the day of Pentecost such a multitude could so readily "come together," to hear in their various languages "the wonderful works of Godseeing it was the third hour," when they would all be in the Temple (Acts 2:15).
Our gathering by Brother Branham's Message is the time of incense in these last days. Revelation 8:1-5, "When Christ had opened the Seventh Seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels of the Presence to whom were given seven trumpets. And another Angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and much incense (Seven Thunders Revelation 1:1; 10:1-7) was given unto Him, that He should offer it with the prayers of all of the saints upon the golden altar that stood before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, rose up before God out of the Angel's hand. And the Angel took the censer, and filled it with Fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake".
This will be the time of the great earthquake. As it was at His crucifixion at the end of the Hebrew dispensation an earthquake will signal the end of the Gentile dispensation. The sun will become black, and volcanic dust will turn the moon blood red. Mighty waves will roar as tsunamis sweep the oceans. There will be distress among nations and men's hearts will fail them for fear of nuclear warfare (Matthew 27:50-53; Revelation 6:12-17; Luke 21:24-25). Three days after the earthquake, the resurrection of the Church Age saints will begin, accompanied by the manifestation of the living Sons of God.
"The night was not divided into hours in Bible times; it was divided into watches. There were three watches. Now, the first watch started from nine until twelve; the second watch started from twelve to three, and the third watch of the night was counted from three to six. Now we have three, three three's, which is a nine: imperfect number. Then we come back to the seven for the rapture, which will take place I believe between six and nine o'clock some morning. For the trumpet of the Lord shall sound . . . . . " (William Branham, The Rapture, p. 26:127).
Israel's first Pentecost at Mount Sinai was also a type of judgment. Exodus 19:16-18, "On the third day (of sanctification) there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that the people in the camp trembled . . . and the whole mountain quaked gently". This time God will not only shake the earth, but also the heaven" (Hebrews 12:26-29).
"The March, 1964 Good Friday earthquake of Alaska shook the whole world though it did not unbalance it. But God was warning [us] by a world tremor what He will soon do on a greater scale" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 323).
The Pentecostal Feast of Weeks commenced on Nisan 16 with the resurrection of Christ, God's firstfruit and our Head. It will be completed with the resurrection of the Church Age saints and the translation of the Living saints at the close of His parousia to us Gentiles "when the day of Pentecost has fully come".
According to unanimous Hebrew tradition, universally received at the time of Christ, the day of Pentecost was the anniversary of the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai which the Feast of Weeks was intended to commemorate. Thus, as the dedication of the harvest, commencing with the presentation of the first omer on the second day of the feast of Unleavened Bread, was completed in a thank offering of two wave-loaves at Pentecost, so this memorial of Israel's deliverance appropriately terminated in that of the giving of the Law. Likewise the Passover sacrifice of the Lord Jesus may be said to have been completed in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and the giving of the "better law, written not in tables of stone, but on the fleshy tables of the heart . . . with the Spirit of the living God." For, as the worshipers were in the Templeprobably just as they were offering the wave lambs and the wave bread, the multitude heard that "sound from heaven as of a mighty rushing wind," which drew them to the house where the apostles were gathered, there to hear "every man in his own tongue, the wonderful works of God." And on that Pentecost day, from the harvest of firstfruits, 3,000 souls added to the Church were presented as a wave offering to the Lord.
Throughout the manifestation of the Sons of God in the forthcoming Pentecostal jubilee, Christ's end-time Bride will be waved before the Lord like the wave loaves whose leaven is emblematic of our sin-born corruptible flesh, which glancing back to the original sin is "the works of the Devil." However, the end-time Bride, under pre-eminence to the Word, and every One, will demonstrate before the Father that the Son of God has "destroyed the works of the Devil," and prove to all of groaning creation that in Christ our Covenant Sacrifice we have overcome the world and death. nl258.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.