Bible Believers' Newsletter 260
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we welcome you to fellowship in God's Word.
The world today is facing a psyop intended to entice us Goyim ('human cattle') to fight our way into the slaughter pen of the United Nations' one world government.
Abraham Lincoln warned Americans, "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of our country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the republic is destroyed. The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency, and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government, and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saving immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master, and become the servant of humanity".
Follow the bloodlines if you want to identify who controls what, and understand their ultimate objectives. Follow those dynasties back through history to identify the money power. The Thule Society and the Order of Skull and Bones (which are both represented on the Committee of 300), share the same logoa variation of which was adopted by the SS, and is now used by the USMC Scout Snipers. Perhaps the reason why Australia's Prime Minister Mr. John Howard is smugly confident there will be no legal action in the event of an invasion of Iraq without UN sanction is because he is confident that . . . it will not take place. Is Mr. Howard a partner in this psyop, or a 'useful idiot' with no control over a conspiracy that will go wrong?
The Talmudists have us Goyim chasing our tails again with the help of their international media and the good guy/bad guy play of the Bilderberger, Trilateral, CFR and RIIA actors who rule in France and Germany, the UK, USA, and Australia.
For the first time, almost the entire UN is united in opposition to the US Administration. Both sides appear adamant and confrontational, while the media is playing-up the US as a tyrant seducing the rest of the world and, for the first time ever, to favor the position of the United Nations as the good guys and the United States as the ogre who wants to abuse and oppress poor Third World nations.
Could this be an insidious means of persuading Americans to resign their sovereignty to the dictatorship of the UN world government? Those in control of the US Administration, the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, other One Worlders, Banksters, et al, feigning capitulation to the demands of the United Nations: the organization they created and dominate?
The world would heave a sigh of relief, believing that at last, and for the first time, the United Nations has prevented a war, and eternally thankful, with even the United States of America willingly capitulated to their successful program for peace.
Once again we are being presented with a typical Hegelian dialecticfollow the "Jew"-controlled United States, or submit to the "Jewish" UN criminal organization. Our choices are the Illuminati 'right,' or the Illuminati 'Left'.
Addressing the Bilderberg Conference Henry Kissinger said, "Today Americans would be outraged if United Nations troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all people of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world government." (Henry Kissinger transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the Swiss delegates at Evian, France, May 21, 1992).
I Thessalonians 5:2-3, "But the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, 'Peace and safety;' then sudden destruction will come upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."
Henry Kissinger has attended most of the Bilderberg Conferences, and is also a long-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Trilateral Commission. One wonders was he prescient, or is he part of the Plan, like numerous Australian politicians who, a decade before the staging of the Port Arthur Massacre 'black op', publicly stated 'it would take a massacre in Tasmania before gun control could be imposed on Australians'.
With many nations possessing Scalar technology, one wonders whether the earthquake that sinks Los Angeles will, like Noah's Flood, be precipitated by evil men.
Brother Branham said, "During the time that God was going to punish the unbeliever, He made a way for the believer: the same thing He does each time. In the days when He was going to destroy the world by water He made a way of escape for Noah. In the days that He was going to drown Egypt He made a way of escape across the sea for His people. How God makes His way. And where there is no way, He is that Way."
"We realize that we're facing one of the greatest hours that history has ever known. It isn't exactly the warhead with the bright shiny missile with a head on it that we should be afraid of; it's the churches we should be afraid of. It's the hour that we're living that we should watch" (William Branham, Spiritual Food in Due Season, p. 7:41-42).
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. . .
Shuttle Disaster: the Hand of God?
February 1, 2003 (Reuters) Disbelief deepened as newscasters reported the shuttle crash on the sabbath was first heard over a town in Texas named Palestinea bitter irony lost on no one.
And wouldn't you know, in an interview published by Israel's Foreign Ministry, (their late NASA astronaut) Col. Ilan Ramon (who participated in Israel's infamous 1981 bombing of Iraq's nuclear reactor and the bombing of Lebanese civilians) declared, "I'm the son of a Holocaust survivor. I carry on the suffering of the Holocaust generation. . ."
Comment: Somewhat 'precious' since "Jews" constituted only about 5% of the general camp populations.
Full story: washingtonpost.com nytimes.com counterpunch.org
Iraq: World's First Scalar War?
Was US space shuttle Columbia struck a debilitating preemptive blow to Anglo-American plans for a Middle-East takeover?
Psychological warfare tactics were to the fore in continuing pre-conflict skirmishing over the planned US-UK invasion of the Middle-East. This time the blow was devastating, as the Columbia ran into an electromagnetic 'wall,' in the sky over Texas . . .
Longitudinal Wave Interferometers, or 'Tesla howitzers,' use longitudinal electromagnetic waves to accomplish true action-at-a-distance.
These are the weapons Khrushchev spoke of 40 years ago, when he declared: "We have a new weapon, just within the portfolio of our scientists, so to speak, it is so powerful that if unrestrainedly used, it could wipe out all life on earth. It is a fantastic weapon" (Nikita Khrushchev, address to the Presidium, January, 1960).
These are also the weapons referred to in 1997 by Defense Secretary William Cohen, when he said: "Others are engaging in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter climate, set off earthquakes or volcanoes remotely, through the use of electromagnetic waves . . . So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations . . . It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our efforts".
Full story: gulufuture.com 184.108.40.206 sickofdoctors.addr.com worldnetdaily.com
Star Wars Activated?
Enron was a front for "Star Wars" technology. I'm talking Tesla's invention. Controlling the earth's energy . . . On my Site is an animation illustrating the Matrix . . . There is an electrical grid over your head!
Here is an official document showing military concepts for the use of this technology. It is entitled "Weather as a force multiplier: Owning the weather by 2025".
A number of methods for modifying the ionosphere have been explored or are proposed, these include the injection of chemical vapors [chemtrails]. Concepts to explore include increasing the basic efficiency of the thunderstorm, stimulating the triggering mechanism that initiates lightning such as that which struck Apollo 12 in 1968. . .
The link between HAARP and chemtrail activity was established after the confirmation of barium contaminated rainwater and snow samples collected after observed aerial sprayings. As one of the key patents for the HAARP technology, US Patent #4,686,605 proposes the "release of large clouds of barium" to enhance its performance, it's believed that HAARP is now up and running on a global scale.
Robert Fisk on the Ugly Face of War
January 26, 2003 To Fascist-led, militaristic, communistic USA, a war in Iraq promises to give control over the oil price to 'new Iraq' and its sponsors, with Saudi Arabia losing its capacity to control prices by altering productive capacity.
Does Tony (Blair) have any idea what the flies are like that feed off the dead?
But George Bush and Tony Blair and Dick Cheney and Jack Straw and all the other little warriors who are bamboozling us into war will not have to think of these vile images. For them it's about surgical strikes, collateral damage and all the other examples of war's linguistic mendacity. Full story: independent.co.uk
Hans Blix and Kofi Annan's Jewish Connections
The Judisk Kr÷nika, (November 4, 1985), in its exposÚ of famous Swedish personalities having a Jewish background writes that Hans Blix "got his Jewish ancestry through his father Gunnar Blix, a well known nutritional physiologist. The mother of Blix the Elder came from the [Jewish] family of learning, Lamm".
In his political career Mr. Blix was one of the top figures in the extreme pro-Zionist liberal party, "Folkpartiet," a party whose leadership has been filled by major Zionist activists.
Mr. Kofi Annan is married to Nane Annan, who comes from the top capitalist circles in Sweden, and her Jewish ancestry may be traced back to the early 19th century. . .
Another, chief weapons inspector, the Swede Rolf EkÚus, was also revealed as having direct links to the Zionist state of Israel. Full story: abbc.com
The FBI Says, Count the Mosques
". . . As part of the 'effort,' Newsweek has learned, Mueller's top aides have directed chiefs of the bureau's 56 field offices to develop "demographic" profiles of their localities, including tallying the number of mosques . . ."
"Field offices learned of the new project earlier this month when they received a six-page questionnaire that, in a section headlined VULNERABILITY, asked about the number of mosques in their communities. When FBI executive assistant director Wilson Lowery Jr. briefed congressional staffers on the project last week, and explained that mosque tallies would be used to help set investigative goals, "there were a lot of eyebrows that went up," said one of those present. The approach raised concerns that the FBI was engaging in a new form of religious 'profiling.' "It's frightening to hear that this is actual policy," said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American Islamic Relations. "This just shows how they are viewing every Islamic community in the country with suspicion".
Comment: In the nineteenth century it was determined that World War III should be fought between political Zionists and Islam. Full story: msnbc.com
Dutch-Israeli Military Historian Martin van Creveld
Martin van Creveld, an internationally known and controversial professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, foresees only extreme developments for the appreciable future. The methods by which Israel is currently combating the Intifada are doomed to failure. The chances for peace and the founding of a Palestinian state are visibly diminishing. A conversation with a pessimist, who, as he himself says, is reviled in his own country . . .
I regard a total Israeli defeat as unavoidable. That will mean the collapse of the Israeli state and society. We'll destroy ourselves . . .
We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets, and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force . . .
Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen, before Israel goes under. Full story: yourmailinglistprovider.com de.indymedia.org
Look Deep, Go Inside, and Hit a Home Run
The US intends to shatter Iraq "physically, emotionally and psychologically" by raining down on its people as many as 800 cruise missiles in two days.
The Pentagon battle plan aims not only to crush Iraqi troops, but also wipe out power and water supplies in the capital, Baghdad.
It is based on a strategy known as "Shock and Awe", conceived at the National Defense University in Washington, in which between 300 and 400 cruise missiles would fall on Iraq each day for two consecutive days. It would be more than twice the number of missiles launched during the entire 40 days of the 1991 Gulf War. . . They are looking to send a message to the rest of the world that no one can resist the might of the US. This is the culmination of a legacy of military humiliation suffered by the US. . . They needed their Pearl Harbor, their provocation, and on 9/11 they got it. All they need from Bush is the green light and they'll go. The message will be, "We had to do something to show the world that no one can get away with what happened on 9/11".
Comment: Revelation 13:11-13.
Full story: stratiawire.com blackcommentator.com smh.com.au wjz.com defensegroupinc.com
An E-mail from Russia
Russia, January 30, 2003 This most likely will not be reported in the Western media, or if it is, it will be distorted . . .
One hour ago, all programming was interrupted for the announcement that in the event of war in the Middle East, the Russian Federation will go to war on the side of Iraq. A general mobilization is in progress, and a recall of non-essential personnel in potentially hostile nations is underway.
The announcement stated that this is "a move, on the part of the Russian Government to block the plans for an aggressive war in the Middle East, or elsewhere. It is the hope of the Government that the threat of general war, against an equal and equally armed opponent, will forestall what is seen by the majority of the civilized world as a blatant act of aggression on the part of the United States and on the behalf of Israel".
The announcement was made by Defense Minister Ivanov. A statement by President V.V. Putin is expected within a few hours.
The same announcement called on all of America's allies to bring pressure to bear on the United States and its administration to halt what is obviously "an economically and politically motivated attack on a defenseless and already prostrate foe". It went on to state that while Russia has no substantial interest in the region, and has no enmity toward the United States and its people, it is impossible for a civilized nation to sit idly by and allow such unprovoked and unwarranted acts.
Because of the timing of the announcement, it is expected that an aggressive action, on the part of the United States and its allies is imminent.
I realize that many of you who will be reading this will question the motives of the Russian Federation in this course of action. No one particularly cares for Saddam Hussein, certainly not here. The Russian Federation is not seeking a war with the United States. In the past eleven years, Russia has gone out of its way to be accommodating to the United States, and has repeatedly stated, and proven, that we want to be a friend of the United States. This is not an act against America, or the American people. It is a stand against what the entire world sees as naked aggression. I hope, as does everyone here, that sane heads will prevail, and that the Bush administration in the United States will see reason. Israel is not worth the price of a Third World War . . ."
Comment: Read The Invasion of the United States
Churchmen press for More Illegal Immigrants
Washington, January 23, 2003 In a rare joint statement, US and Mexican Catholic bishops called on President Bush on Friday to resume negotiations to reach a sweeping immigration agreement with Mexico.
The religious leaders, who represent some 150 million members of the faith in the two countries, also urged American Catholics to welcome undocumented immigrants in their parishes and to lobby Congress and the White House to grant them amnesty. . . US bishops also support a similar benefit for immigrants from the Philippines.
The Catholic Church recognizes Latino immigrants as a source of potentially millions of new members. "The church has grown tremendously because of the influx of Hispanic Catholics," . . .
Full story: Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2003.
Comment: "As it was in the days of Noah . . ." (Genesis 6:1-4; Matthew 24:37).
Courts split on Internet Bans
If a person goes to prison for using a computer and the Internet to commit a crime, can he be barred from using the Internet after the sentence is served? . . .
His successful appeal means not only that he will be allowed to use the Internet after release from prison, but that sentences prohibiting Internet use were invalid for other offenders, too. The ruling has resulted in modified sentences for at least seven other people in the region, who were originally prevented from using computers while on supervised releasea term that can refer to probation or pretrial release. Full story: nytimes.com
The Tie Post of the Soul
In order that we may have no doubts as to who we are in the world and fully recognize our position in the kingdom of God, we shall consider once again the office of Mediator, its purpose and duration under the Old and New Covenants, and separate the curse of the Law from the blessings of grace.
A mediator is an impartial go-between who arbitrates in the event of a dispute between contracted parties and makes a binding decision with the intent of removing differences and restoring harmony.
Galatians 3:6-9, "Abraham's trusting faith was accounted to him for righteousness. So you can see from this example Abraham's real children are they who have faith in God. Moreover the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, foretold the Good News of a Savior long beforehand to Abraham, saying, 'In you shall all the Gentiles [in Adam's race] be blessed' (Genesis 12:3; 17:5; 18:18). And so it is that those who are in the faith share the same blessing with faithful Abraham".
God's covenant with Abraham is all of grace and is attained only through faith, not by works of the Law. The nation of Israel has not yet attained to the blessings of Abraham's grace covenant, and although Abraham could not comprehend the full import of prophecy contained within the promise, God foretold in Genesis 12 how we Gentiles would be the first partakers of His blessing to Abraham [because Israel would seek to apprehend it by the works of the Law rather than the hearing of faith engraving His will in their hearts]. So the children of the flesh are not Abraham's heirs but the children born of faith through Abraham's Royal Seed, Christ Jesus, inherit the promise.
Only those who are of the faith, whose lives are manifesting the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing noware Abraham's seed. Galatians 3:10-11, "For all who are depending upon the Law to justify them by obedience to its rituals are under the curse and doomed to destruction; for it is written, 'Cursed [Heb. 'cherem'] is everyone who does not unfailingly abide in all things written in the Book of the Law.' So it is evident that no man is justified by the Law in the sight of God: because, 'the just shall live by faith' (Habakkuk 2:4). And the Law rests not upon faith but on worksfor it declares, 'The man who does the things prescribed by the Law shall live by the actual and entire performance of all of them,' [and not by faith]" (Leviticus 18:5).
There is a difference between Law and grace. Every man endeavouring to live by the Law is condemned by the Law and is unrighteous in the sight of God. The Law was conditional and no man has ever satisfied its demands. God's covenant with Abraham preceded the Law, and is unconditional, resting not upon self-works but upon trust in God's grace that enables one to manifest by faith the revealed Word of the hour.
Galatians 3:13-14, "Christ has redeemed us [i.e. Israelites and Gentile proselytes under the old CovenantGalatians 4:5] from the curse of the Law's condemnation, He being made a curse in our behalf: for it is written, 'Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree' (Deuteronomy 21:23): that the blessing of Abraham may come on the Gentiles through their receiving the atoning death of Jesus Christ [not through the Law as proselytes]; that all ([Israelites and Gentiles] might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith".
People who were stoned for adultery, blasphemy, sacrificing their children to Moloch, or some other heinous offense, were then, for far greater ignominy, publicly hung upon a cross or stake, but lest they defile the holy land, they were not left to hang over night. In that Jesus Christ was also "hung upon a tree" the epithet applies to Him.
The Law, the great barrier which had excluded the Gentiles, was done away in Christ. Once God had atoned for the Old Testament saints and the elect of Adam's race, the blessing of Abraham could be realized in the new birth of us Gentiles (Hebrews 11:39-40). Thus united in one Body we both gain access through the Spirit to the Father (Galatians 3:2; Ephesians 2:14-18).
Galatians 3:15-18, "Brethren, even in human terms a testimony made by one man to another, once it is written down and signed, cannot be changed or made void. [And the giving of the Law made no change to God's sworn covenant either. Whilst its realization was postponed, the substance remained in force]. So when God made his promises to Abraham and his Seed [and Heir] He did not say, 'And to seeds,' as if referring to many persons; but, 'And to your Seed' [singular\, which is Messiah (Genesis 3:15; 17:8). So that the Covenant, that was confirmed before by God to Christ, the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect."
If the inheritance comes by the Law then it no longer comes "of promise." The Law made the "promise" void to those who sought it by works and not by grace through faith. "But God has freely granted it to Abraham solely by virtue of His promise." And that excludes any possibility of virtue via the Law.
Galatians 3:19 "What then is the object of the Law" [if the inheritance is not to come by the Law but remains "of promise"]? The Law was added on account of transgressions that aggravated the Lord, Who moved Israel into an entirely different and more distant relationship than existed in the Covenant of promise given to the patriarchs. The Law involved the exercise of severe disciplines that brought transgressions to light in order to awaken a conviction of sin in the heart of the Israelites and make them realize their need of a Savior. The limitation of its binding force continuing only, "till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator"Mosesat the request of the Israelites themselves (Exodus 20:19; Deuteronomy 5:5; 18:15-22).
On account of transgressions Israel was given the Law on a lower level of dignity than the Covenant of promise was given to Abraham who was justified and called "the friend of God," because his faith was accounted for righteousness, and God made His promise personally (Romans 4; James 2:23). Moses on the other hand received the Law through a delegation of angels. And as Israel's mediator he received the tables of the Law from God and brought them down to the people "in the hand."
Galatians 3:20 "Now a mediator is not a mediator of a single party, the very concept of mediation presupposing at least two parties, but God is one." God stood alone and dealt with Abraham singly and directly using no mediator or go-betweens like angels or Moses.
The very idea of mediation presupposes at least two parties between whom the mediation is carried on. It was in the nature of a contract between two partiesGod on the one hand, and Israel on the other, and was only valid so long as both parties fulfill the terms of the contract. Since it is contingent upon this condition it is not absolute. But God, the Giver of the Abrahamic promise, is one party. Unlike the Law, the promise is absolute, unconditional and dependent solely upon God's decree. There are not two contracting parties; there is nothing in the nature of a stipulation. The Giver is everything and the recipient nothing. The blessing was given directly, and without a mediator such as the Law had, firstly by promise to Abraham wholly of grace through faith, then to Christ Jesus Abraham's Seed by actual fulfillment.
Galatians 3:21-22, "Is the Law then contrary and opposed to the promises of God? God forbid: for if a Law had been given which could confer spiritual Life, then righteousness should certainly have come by the Law. [And justification proceeds from works and not faith]. But on the contrary, Scripture has concluded all under sin's dominion, [because no law can impart revelation and spiritual Life], so the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe," not as a reward for carnal works after the "letter" of Scripture as in observing the rigors of the Law, Matthew 28:19, or William Branham's Message without the faith).
Paul proceeds to explain how the Law was a schoolmaster to lead men to faith whereby we become the Sons of God through putting on Christ Jesus. The Law which was given because of Israel's transgressions had only a temporary validity that expired with the overcoming of the Heir on Calvary. In Christ men are free from the yoke of the Law and the dominion of sin, for those born of Him are sons of Abraham and joint heirs in the promise (I John 3:1-10; 5:17-18).
The Law with its mediator is not God's usual way of dealing. He acts singly and directly: He would bring man into immediate communion and not have him separated from Him by a mediator as Israel was by Moses and the legal priesthood (Exodus 19:12-24; Hebrews 12:19-24).
From Pentecost to the close of the Laodicean Church Age the New Testament also had a Mediator, yet Jesus was not a mediator separating two parties like Moses did, for "in Him dwelt all the fullness of the godhead bodily;" He was "the beginning of the creation of God," the first God-man. Jesus was the "daysman" for whom Job yearned, who "lays his hand upon both" the litigants in token of his power to adjudicate between them to manifest or reprove, to whose authoritative decision both God and man are equally amenable (Job 9:33). His role as Mediator was to draw us nigh unto God (John 12:32; James 4:8).
Prophesying of Christ, Psalm 110:4 says, "The Lord has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec" (Hebrews 5:10; 7:11, 15, 21). Jesus Christ was "after the similitude of Melchisedec" in that He too was God manifest in flesh and blood. Both were God-men, and without sinone a created, the other a virgin-born Man. And by virtue of eternal Life their ministry could continue without change.
The last Adam was the perfect mediator since He represented equally both God and the first Adam, and His Bride was in Him on Calvary since we are Attributes of the Word, as we were potentially in Adam since we are the multiplication of his genes (I Corinthians 15:45,47). Since "the mystery of God was finished" through the revelation of the Seven Seals, Christ's mediatorial Office has ceased. "That which is perfect, [the fullness of the Word], has come," enabling His end-time Bride to "attain oneness in the unity of the faith and the comprehension of the full and accurate knowledge of the Son of God, that we might reach a truly mature manhood: the completeness of personality and character which is nothing short of the measure of Christ's own perfectionand the completeness found in Him" (Revelation 10:7; I Corinthians 13:10; Ephesians 4:13). Thus will Christ's petition in the Garden of Gethsemane be answered (John 17:20-26).
From Ephesians 4:13 and I Corinthians 10:13 we learn it was the lack of perfect knowledge while the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals that necessitated Christ's Mediation for the ignorance of those predestinated to be saints.
A mediator only arbitrates between parties to an existing agreement. Hence we see Moses, and subsequently Aaron and the high priests that succeeded him, mediated only between the parties of the Old CovenantGod on the one hand, and Israel on the other. They did not intercede for the Egyptians, for the mixed multitude who followed with them, for the Moabites, Edomites, Canaanites or any peoples in the lands through which they passed. They interceded exclusively between the two parties who were in covenant relationship.
Moses and the high priests who mediated for Israel under the Old Testament type Christ Who mediated for the Church Age saints under the New Testament so long as the Book was sealed with Seven Seals (Hebrews 7:1 - 8:13). Christ was only a mediator for those God foreknew would be born-again. He was only mediating for His brethren, God's elect (John 6:39; Romans 8:23-39). Today, the five-fold ministry is not sent to the sinner, to the make-believer or to the un-believer, "but to bring to maturity in the faith those who are already saints, and to edify those who are in the Body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12). The mixed multitude that tags along behind Christianity was always without a Mediator.
The penalty for unbelief was death. It still is (John 8:24). The Old Testament mediators did not intercede for sin or unbelief in the Covenant, but for inadvertent mistakes made by the people and the nation. And Christ interceded only for those who recognized their day and became written epistles of its Message, placing their ignorance under the blood.
Many people believe that Jesus Christ was a Mediator for sin and for sinners. This is an error with no basis in Scripture. Those outside God's Covenant were without a mediator. This is not to deny that multitudes of these good folk are "saved" and will be granted in to eternal Life by the saints at the White Throne Judgment. However we must understand that the "saved" and the "saints" are two different groups. Both are in Adam's race and therefore in the Book of (natural) Life from the foundation of the world, but the saints are God's elect, His Family whose names are also in the Lamb's Book of (eternal) Life whence they may never be removed, for this is the record of all those who have God's own Life. If your name is in this section of the Book you were in Christ on Calvary, you paid for your sins in Him, were raised justified in Him and are even now seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 5:14-21; Ephesians 2:5-6).
Brother and Sister, this is the tie post of the soul. When you can see yourself crucified in Christ from the foundation of the world, you will never move from that revelation. This will hold you steady and true to that Word outside of which regardless of what you do, you're still lost (Romans 8:34-39). This is the eternal security of the saints which is fully explained in the eight-part teaching, Redemption Revealed.
Many believe Jesus Christ is mediator for people of all races. This too is an error with no basis in Scripture. Jesus Christ is the last Adam, the kinsman Redeemer for the first Adam and potentially all of his seed. He is not kinfolk to Cain and his lineage that are not in Adam's race, and therefore not in (Adam's) Book of Life.
I Timothy 2:4-5, "God our Savior desires all men [in Adam's race] to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the Truth. For there is only one God, and only one Mediator between God and men, the God-man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time".
Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected Spiritual understanding or faith [you have rejected the Holy Spirit], and I will also reject you. . ." (John 3:18). No true believer is any stronger and spiritually healthy and alive than his knowledge of and adherence to the pure Word of God, rightly divided, as seen by multitudes of examples in the Old Testament.
God's Word is His expressed thoughts. His thoughts are eternal and they are real. As our lives identify with His revealed Word for our day and not the "letter" of the Message only, we become one in faith through agreement with the mind of God as Jesus prayed. Christ's mediation was to bring the predestinated Church Age saints into unity with Himself and the Father through Spiritual knowledge, which is faith; for so long as the Bible was sealed, their faith was imperfect or in part (I Corinthians 13:9-10). Jesus recognized and received the revealed Word for their hour, and "winked" at their otherwise imperfect knowledge of revelations not yet restored, or sealed for an appointed time.
II Peter 1:1-3, "Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, [but only] to those who have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, for His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that are requisite to eternal Life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to share His own glory and virtue".
Mediation under the Old Covenant terminated if the high priest should become ceremonially unclean, or when the Law was fulfilled in Abraham's Seed, Messiah. These circumstances transpired simultaneously when Israel murdered Messiah. Matthew 27:50-53, "When Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, He surrendered His mortal spirit. Immediately the curtain of the Holy of Holies was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked and the rocks split. The graves were opened; and many bodies of the Old Testament saints who had fallen asleep arose, and came out of their tombs in glorified flesh after His resurrection . . ."
This scene is about to repeat at the second crucifixion, with the imminent close of the Gentile dispensation and the resurrection of the sleeping New Testament saints.
Christ's mediation ended when the last saint predestinated to the "PART-Word" Body of the Church Age Bride was born-again. Revelation 4 and 5 were fulfilled: the bleeding Lamb advanced from the sacrifice altar, took the Book from the hands of God, tore open the Seven Seals, descended from heaven with the open Book, and revealed its mysteries to His end-time Bride through His prophet William Branham, as symbolized in Revelation 10:1-7. This commenced "the time of the end" (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4-6) and began the three-stage process of a "Shout, Voice and Trump," called the rapture (I Thessalonians 4:16). Christ does all three as He descends.
The "Shout" is the Message Jesus revealed through His Prophet from March 17, 1963, calling the wise and the foolish virgin out from Rome and her (once) Protestant image (Revelation 1:1; 18:4; Matthew 25:6). "The Voice of the Archangel" is Christ whispering His secrets in the heart of the end-time Bride bringing her to maturity in the unity of the faith by identifying the Message from Genesis to Revelation. The "Trump" calls the first resurrection of the sleeping New Testament saints and the manifestation of the Sons of God among the end-time Bride prior to the Wedding Supper, and summons Israel's elect to their feast of Trumpets. The "Trump" marks the end of the Gentile dispensation with a mighty earthquake that sinks Los Angeles, and splits the Mount of Olives.
Through the revelation of the Seven Seals, Christ's end-time Bride has THUS SAITH THE LORD, the perfect interpretation of the Word. We need no go-between for the Spirit and the Bride speak the same Word (Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7; 22:10-19). Christ is no longer a Mediator for ignorance. As the Gospel and Epistles foretold, His Office changed from the Lamb to the Lion, from Son of God and Mediator to Son of Man, and Judge (John 5:27; Revelation 5:5). nl260.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.