Bible Believers' Newsletter 274
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we especially welcome to new subscribers.
This week we are considering the Real Evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost which is particularly confronting since Messrs. Clinton, Bush, Blair, Howard and other political leaders of the (once) Christian world are found naked of the Blood of Jesus Christ, bankrupt of His faith, blind to His Word, miserable, wretched, and ignorant of their nadir. In concert with the whole Jew-controlled system for manipulating public perception, these ruthless, systemic liars have murdered millions of innocent Muslims simply to maintain or advance their standing with the 'hidden hand' of the City of London that regards each of these men as 'useful idiots'. Read John 8:44.
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. . .
FBI Admits: No Evidence Links 'Hijackers' to 9/11
After seven months of non-stop declarations by US government spokesmen that there exists solid proof tying 19 Muslim men to plotting the September 11 terrorist attacks, FBI Director Robert Mueller has now admitted quite the opposite.
That 19 Muslim men who have apparently disappeared have been named as the hijackers is not in doubt. What is in doubt is whether those 19 men were actually plotting anything, either individually or together.
In an April 19 speech delivered to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Mueller said that the purported hijackers, in his words, 'left no paper trial.' The FBI director stated flatly: 'In our investigation, we have not uncovered a single piece of papereither here in the United States or in the treasure trove of information that has turned up in Afghanistan and elsewherethat mentioned any aspect of the September 11 plot.'
Mueller made this claim despite the fact that in the immediate wake of the September 11 attacks, a variety of US officials and media sources speciously announced, almost instantaneously, that there was firm evidence not only that these 19 Muslim men were agents of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda 'network' but that they were indeed the individuals who hijacked the doomed flights on September 11.
Mueller seems to forget that early government and media reports loudly hyped 'discoveries'letters and other documentsin the luggage and personal belongings of the presumed hijackers which "proved" that they were on a 'mission for Allah,' etc., etc. (The Washington Post, April 30, 2003).
Comment: Clear proof of the apostasy of the United States and her boot-licking allies. The crime trail of kosher lies leads through the White House to the City of London.
It's Just a Show
It's not as if Israel is the only place putting on show news. The American woman soldier supposedly rescued by gallant troops develops amnesia and can't remember the incident. NASA spokesman Ron Dittmore refuses to accept that insulation foam caused the Columbia explosion and he "resigns" just as NASA is about to sell the conclusion that the foam was the culprit after all. . .
In Israel, so much of this snake oil has been sold over the past decade that certain circles have become more than a tad cynical. Take the bombing of Mike's Place by two British Moslems; one whose suicide bomb conveniently fails disappears into the bloody mist. Turns out both bombers were well-to-do and reportedly apolitical British subjects. Somehow they ended up in Damascus where they experienced a sea change in values.
We travel to Iraq where 'human shields' are embarrassing America. But it's a show. It turns out the CIA were supplying a good portion of these shields and they relayed vital information on the location of Saddam's most valued buildings. . .
And how handy that Mitzna just resigned and his party is on the verge of naming Rabin murderer Shimon Peres as its interim chairman. That would be just fine with Sharon who could bring his bosom pal Peres into his government.
Full story: Barry Chamish
When US goes from Orange to Red Alert
On March 16, 2003, Sid Casperson, the director of New Jersey's Office of Counter-Terrorism said, "If the nation goes to red alert, which is the highest in the color-coded readiness against terror, you will be assumed by authorities to be the enemy if you so much as venture outside your home".
On February 14, 2003, an article appeared in The Washington Post saying that if the nation goes to red alert, parents will be forbidden to pick up their children from school. Reportedly, the Nashoba regional school district in Massachusetts sent letters to parents telling them that during a red alert, parents would not be allowed to pick up their children and that the children will be bused to a secret location that cannot be disclosed to parents!
Comment: Another psyop. Chutzpah! In the US, Goyim have replaced Pavlov's dogs as Al Pacino and Kim Basinger brag in the movie, People I Know.
Civilian Troops on Our Streets
May 18, 2003 Civilian soldiers in Australia's Reserve Army will undergo specialized training to form a new force to meet the growing domestic threat of international terrorism. . . Controversially, they are expected to be allowed to carry weapons.
News of the move came as the Federal Government continued its warnings about the dangers of terrorists targeting Australians in several Asian countries, while US intelligence services confirmed they had information of an impending attack. Full story: smh.com.au Comment: More chutzpah in the dim eyes of dumbed Goyim!
The US has a population of 290,871,741; it has a public debt of $6,470,224,627,226.04; it has increased on average at $1.13 BILLION-A-DAY since September 2002, that equates to $22,244.25 for every man, woman and child in America.
How much longer can this go on before the banksters call a halt?
Squeeze on Natural Health Products? Genocide?
Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the equivalent of the FDA in the USA, recently ordered a recall of over 1,369 products manufactured by Pan Pharmaceuticals. The company supplied 75% of Australia's complementary healthcare products such as nutritional supplements in the form of vitamins, minerals, omega oils, and herbal products. Pan also supplied a range of over-the-counter and other drugs, sold under various brand names by other companies.
Comment: If multinational drug companies are allowed to control the manufacture and sale of all life sustaining natural health products they will control all life as Rockefellers control all education, media, WHO, TGA and this corrupt, potentially genocidal Australian government. Full story: ahha.org dr-rath-foundation.org mercola.com cureforSARS.net
Russia prepares Mock Nuclear Attack on US & UK
Moscow's Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports that Russia's strategic bombers and nuclear submarines "will deliver hypothetical nuclear strikes on the US and Britain, while locating and destroying aircraft-carrier groups of the US Navy." . . .
The paper said the exercises are taking place because, "Russian military leaders have learned a lesson from the Iraq war, and intend to show the US and its allies their determination to repel any potential threat coming from the West." . . .
Though Russia's military has been considerably downsized since the end of the Cold War . . . Sometime during the 90s, Russia attained nuclear superiority over the US. While Russia's large, strategic nuclear weapons have remained in parity with the US, Russia's tactical nuclear arsenal has been estimated to include between 20,000 to 40,000 weapons.
At the same time Russia has continued its nuclear buildup, the US has virtually destroyed its arsenal of tactical nuclear warheads. Under orders from the Bush administration, the US has also been moving to further reduce the US strategic arsenal. Currently, the nation's most modern fleet of ICBM, the MX missiles, are being destroyed.
The Russian military exercises show a desire by the Russian military to deal with the huge technological lead US conventional forces have, demonstrated by Operation Iraqi Freedom.
According to Nezavisimaya Gazeta, the Russian exercises "will be linked with destroying the US satellite group in order to neutralize the NAVSTAR global navigation system, the Keyhole optoelectronic intelligence satellites, and the Lacross radio-locating intelligence satellites."
The paper said these maneuvers, "Under actual conditions of a war this would 'blind' the Pentagon and prevent the US using high-precision weapons against Russian military groups." . . . The maneuvers are of a "global scale."
Full story: pravda.ru newsmax.com
Comment: Practice for the soon-coming invasion of the United States prophesied by Brother Branham.
America threatens to move NATO after Franks Charged
May 18, 2003 America's top military officer has warned that NATO may have to move from its Brussels headquarters after an attempt to bring war crimes charges against General Tommy Franks, the commander of coalition forces in Iraq, in the Belgian courts.
General Richard Myers, chief of the US general staff, intervened in the row with Belgium after American officials expressed fears that Belgian war crimes laws would expose NATO officers to the risk of arrest. Full story: telegraph.co.uk guerrillanews.com
Pope (anti-Pope?) Paul VI at the UN
On October 4, 1965, wearing the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest, Caiaphas, Paul VI addressed the UN, calling it "the last, best hope of mankind," and according to Catholic author Piers Compton, "propagated the social gospel so dear to the heart of revolutionaries, without a single reference to the religious doctrines that they found so pernicious." Once photos of Paul VI wearing the breastplate of Caiaphas circulated, Abbe de Nantes of France challenged him, and the breastplate was never seen in public again.
The late traditional Mexican priest, Fr. Joaquin Saenz y Arriaga, wrote: "Paul VI knows very well what this 'Breastplate of Judgment,' the Ephod signifies; he knows its origins in the ritualistic dress of the Ancient Covenant [i.e. the Old Testament]; he is not ignorant of the fact that Masons today use it as a distinctive mark of their high priest".
The late writer William Strojie wondered whether Paul VI wore the breastplate of Caiaphas because, as Caiaphas was condemning Christ to death and handing Him over to the (Roman) worldly powers, he was attempting to condemn the Church (the Mystical Body of Christ) to death, by handing it over to (the United Nations) worldly powers.
In November 14, 1964, he gave the Papal tiara "for the poor:" likewise, he gave his pectoral cross and fisherman's ring to UN Secretary General U Thant, who sold them to a Jewish businessman in the Midwest. (Rama Coomaraswamy, The Destruction of Christian Tradition). Compton notes that the pair was purchased for $64,000 and some of the gems were later seen adorning a Hollywood actress. Full story: realnews247.com
Setting the Record Straight
Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser wrote: "This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among Jews as well as Christiansthat Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is, of course, a fallacious impression . . . Judaism is not the religion of the Bible" (Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser, Judaism and the Christian Predicament, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967, p. 59).
Rabbi Moshe M. Maggal, wrote: ". . . you will notice the great difference between the Jewish and Christian religions. But these are not all. We consider the two religions so different that one excludes the other . . . we emphasized that there is no such thing as a Judeo-Christian religion . . . There is not any similarity between the two concepts" (Rabbi Maggal, President, National Jewish Information Service, letter, August 21, 1961).
So what is the nature of the "Jewish" god? It is not the God of the Hebrew Bible as we have just seen by their own admission. They have no need of the concept of God as they have "killed off God" a long time ago.
James Yaffe comments: "And so it seems we must agree with Rabbi Richard Israel, who writes in Commentary's Symposium on Jewish Belief, "[The current discussion on] the Death of God will cause Jews to ask, 'So what else is new?'. . . The Jewish funeral was a much more private affair. We buried Him [YHWH-God] quietly and in the middle of the night" (James Yaffe, The American Jews, New York, Random House, 1968, p. 161).
James Yaffe's statement was made in response to a statement made by Rabbi Sherwin Wine of the Birmingham Temple: ". . . the whole concept of God is outdated; Judaism can function perfectly well without it."
If the self-styled "Jews" have "killed-off God", then what sort of "god" do they serve? The Jewish God is the "Jew" himself as the Jewish Kabbalah puts it: "The Jew is the living God, God incarnate: he is the heavenly man. The other men are earthly, of inferior race. They exist only to serve the Jew. They are the cattle seed."
In the following quote we learn to understand this "Jewish" idea of their "god" as it applies today: "The Jewish people as a whole will be its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy, and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this new world order the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property, and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands." (Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx, 'La Revue de Paris', p. 574, June 1, 1928).
Real Evidence of the Baptism of The Holy Ghost
What a privilege it is to be able to access the Word of God, to read and understand the heart-thoughts of our Creator. This is an astounding privilege, considering the majority of humanity from time immemorial has been able to observe Him only in nature. Millions today, privileged to own the Bible and attend church, do not know the reality of the creative Word, or how its Promises may be appropriated. Sadly, they love the Lord with all of their heart, study their Bibles and attend fellowship yet abdicate their right to the Kingdom through lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).Were we to 'count our blessings,' the baptism with the Holy Ghost could not possibly be the 'second,' but would have to be the 'third' blessing:
God's Word is not their Absolute since clever teachers have compromised their destiny with man-made interpretations against the Word. Like Israel, they have forgotten that God is His Own Interpreter; they don't believe His prophets, no matter how thoroughly vindicated. "Let God's Word be true and every man a liar" (Romans 3:4).
Let us examine whether we own "the faith once delivered to the saints," or cling to a substitute "so close as would almost deceive the very elect if that were possible?" Notice Jude agrees with Malachi and Paul when he says, 'the' faith was delivered once. It can't be otherwise: Christ is not divided, and God has only one unchanging understanding to impart (Malachi 3:6; Galatians 1:6-12; Ephesians 4:5; Hebrews 13:8; Jude 3). Paul was so sure of his inspiration, he declared that if any man, even himself, changed what he had already prophesied in the Name of the Lord, he was accursed of God (Deuteronomy 18:20-22; Galatians 1:6-12).
We know we are Christians if our understanding agrees with God's Word for this hour, and we see it living through us.
The faith delivered to the apostolic fathers is the original and only faith: secondary revelation is not of God. Let's not cast away our opportunity for eternal Life. "Receive a man's preaching with an open mind then search the Scriptures, whether it is Life . . . or death" (Acts 17:11; I Thessalonians 5:21).
We can only be a Christian by being born into the Family of God. Until we are born again we are not in the Family of God and will never understand or 'see' what the Bible means (John 3:3). Until we are born again God is not our Father, and Jesus is not our Brother; in reality, we're just church members and not Christians at all.
How can we be sure we are born again? With our eternal destiny in the balance we must not be deceived by self assurance. No matter how dedicated we may be, if we've believed unto some psychology, and not eternal Life, we are deceived. And Christians cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God (Matthew 24:24; John 10:1-5).
There's no denomination, and hardly a religion that doesn't promise peace of mind based on absolute confidence in their tenets of belief. Each claims to be God's spokesman with a 'direct line' to heaven. Some of their people are so positive one feels inadequate in their company. They have creeds that would shake your conscience, their testimonies of what God has done in their ranks make you wonder if you speak with Him 'long distance!' But those who imagine emotion and worldly abundance are indicative of God's approval have a 'crossed line.' Job would not fall for the psychology of their flowery bed of ease.
He is a good God, and we're all here on free moral agency so He will give us the desire of our hearts: the Bible promises all of these things to the wicked (Psalms 73:12). If we are truly born again, our peace transcends feelings and material blessings and our rest is sure, being founded on the Absolute of Bible faithunderstanding God's promised Words for our dayand seeing them coming to pass in our life despite natural circumstances.
Each denomination preaches a different interpretation of the Word but faith is the only interpretation of God's Word, and there is only one faith. So either they are all deceived, or at best one group has the Truth with Eternal security, and the rest have error and plausible psychology.
Jesus promised Spiritual peace and rest so there has to be an infallible evidence of the genuine baptism with the Holy Ghost, or new birth, which cannot be impersonated. Many church-goers certain of their Christianity, are actually deceived, spiritually sick and even lost, because they lack discernment by the Spirit (I Corinthians 11:29-30).
We need to have a clear understanding what the new birth is; how we receive it, and the definite evidence, then "examine ourselves, whether we are in the faith? Knowing ourselves that Christ is in us unless we are reprobates" (II Corinthians 13:5).
We're going to contrast what the church says, with what the Bible teaches concerning the true Evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost.
Several zealous groups prove to their satisfaction that the evidence of the new birth is observing the seventh day as a sabbath.
The word sabbath means 'rest', and according to the Bible it is not a 'day' but a 'place' (Isaiah 28:8-13; Matthew 11:25-30; Hebrews 4:1-11). Under Moses' Law Israel received a natural rest in a natural land where the whole Nation could observe the seventh day as a perpetual memorial of the rest of God.
God promised Abraham's natural seed natural rest in a natural placethe Promised Land. The same God promised Abraham's Spiritual Seed a Spiritual Rest in a Spiritual Placein Christ Jesus. The Seal of God is receiving the Holy Spirit, or new birth, It is not keeping a day (Acts 2:38; 19:2-6; Galatians 4:9-11; Ephesians 4:30; 1:13-14).
The sabbath was a sign or token between God and the Twelve Tribes in Israel only. It had nothing to do with us Gentiles spread over the earth, and because of time zones the sabbath can only be observed in one 'place'the Promised Land. Any Hebrew living outside the Promised Land today, is living outside the Will and Word of God, and outside the Covenant he believes he has.
In Deuteronomy 28, Moses prophesied Israel would turn from God and be spewed out of the Land. The ten northern Tribes were carried away by Shalmanasser of Assyria and the "times of the Gentiles" commenced after God raised up king Nebuchadnezzar to expel the southern Kingdom of Judah and Benjamin from the Land. Their return since World War II is a sure indicator that our Gentile dispensation is almost over: God is ready to take His Church Home for the Wedding Supper and reveal Himself to Israel for a brief space. The "times of the Gentiles" end with Armageddon, soon after Israel catches their 'parousia' and the Kingdom is restored to Israel in the Millennium (Acts 1:6). God does not deal with the Law-keepers outside the Promised Land. Since their borders were restored and the State of Israel reconstituted, God is calling Israel back to her 'place' to fulfill her destiny and be "born in one day."
God deals with Israel as a nation, not as individuals. As a nation Israel is identified with the Land. She was not to be reckoned among the Gentiles and cannot observe the sabbath day outside her own borders. "You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of the gates which the Lord your God gives you: but at the place which the Lord your God shall choose to place His Name, there you shall sacrifice the Passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you came out of Egypt" (Deuteronomy 16:5-6). God only meets man under the shed blood of an innocent lamb, and under the Old Covenant He chose Jerusalem as the "place" where He would meet Israel under the Blood. Every adult male was obliged to assemble for the annual Feasts of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles, in the place God chose to put His Name. In Jerusalem, under the blood of the lamb: "There they crucified Him." Outside the Land, Israel cannot come under the blood of His Covenant.
Since Calvary and Pentecost the Law is magnified. Christians recognize the Lamb was Christ; the "Place" God chose to put His Name is under the Blood of the Lord Jesus. We meet Him not in any natural countryour sabbath is twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in a Spiritual "Place"the mystic Body of Christ. We enter our rest not by observing a day but by One Spirit we are baptized into that "Place" (I Corinthians 12:13-14).
Revelation 1:10, "I was in the Spirit in the Lord's Day and heard behind me a great Voice, as of a trumpet." Sunday is not "the Lord's Day," for John was caught up in the Spirit where he witnessed a series of visions over a period of two years. Throughout the Book of Revelation, John represents the end-time Bride who will not see death. In the flesh, John was on the Isle of Patmos, but in the Spirit he was caught up into the Day of the Lord, also known as Jacob's Trouble. This is a dispensation during the Tribulation following the close of the Gentile days of grace and the translation of the Bride when God returns to Israel. Being caught up in the Spirit into this yet future time, John turned around to look behind him, as it were, at the history of the Church from its foundation in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
Sunday is neither "the Lord's Day" nor a sabbath, and there is no commandment to treat Sunday as a sabbath. Although Christians customarily meet on a Sunday in honor of the Resurrection because it is the eighth day which is the first day again and speaks of Eternity.
Those who attempt to reintroduce a sabbath day deny the Resurrection and the Coming of the Holy Ghost with the Seal of God, or new birth, which is the sabbath of Rest for the children of God. Sabbatarians blindly testify they are under neither the blood of bulls and goats nor the Blood of Christ.
Other denominations claim, 'the evidence of the new birth is water baptism.' Some sprinkle or pour water on the head of babes and infants "in the Name of the Father, and in the Name of the Son, and in the Name of the Holy Ghost." The priest then makes the sign of a cross on their forehead whilst 'godparents' and parents promise to raise them according to denominational traditions. This is neither Scriptural nor is it baptism which is immersion.
In Acts 2:38-39 Peter said, "Repent and be baptized everyone of you whomsoever the Lord our God shall call in the Name (not Titles) of the LORD JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins and you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost," or new birth. By faith Peter knew that the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is Lord Jesus Christ. So did Jesus (Luke 24:47), Paul (Acts 9:5,17; 22:8,16) and all the saints until the time of the First Nicaea Council where the Roman Catholic church was organized.
If every candidate must have this revelation and repent of their sins we can't baptize infants! Should babies repent for their parents? Have you ever met a baby with a clear revelation of the Lord Jesus Christwho He is and what He has achieved? Peter said, "There is no salvation in water baptism: salvation comes through faith." Children of Adam's race that die before the age of accountability are 'saved'with or without water baptism (I Peter 3:21).
It was not necessary for the 'church' to baptize those thousands of Mexican and Indian babies before they murdered the 'little pagans.' Have you ever read the history of Spanish 'Christianity' in the New World? Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubborn pursuit of dogma against the revealed Word of God as iniquity (I Samuel 15:23). Most people go down under the water a dry sinner and rise up a wet sinner. We're born again by one Spirit, not one water. Regeneration is by faith, it's a revelation. Were one baptized a thousand times, and in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, without faith they would still be lost
Another group preaching regenerational water baptism baptize in the Name of 'Jesus' only, and that is wrong also. 'Jesus' is a common name like Tom or Bill and there are almost as many Jesus'. But there is only one LORD JESUS CHRIST, and that is the Name of Jesus, it is the Name of Christ, it is the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Acts 4:12)
Peter knew there was no salvation in water baptism. Immersion symbolizes the Spiritual cleansing of our sinful soul of sin by the death of our old nature in the same way in which the Flood cleansed the Earth of sin in the days of Noah. Peter taught it is faith in the Word"the answer of a good conscience towards God," or revelation alone that washes away all past sin (or unbelief) from men's souls (Romans 6:1-11; I Peter 1:22-25; 3:21). Light on the Word does not replace your soul any more than Noah's Flood replaced the earth: it banishes the fog of unbelief.
How can a baby have the prerequisite for water baptisma clear understanding of the Wordfaith? Where do we find the idea of 'godparents' before the Roman Catholic church? Not in God's Word. Parents, priests and ministers, particularly those without faith for themselves, are in no position to speak in behalf of another, even if it were possible
Without a revelation of the godhead and baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ as He commanded, we can never understand His Word (John 3:3; Acts 2:38-39; 4:12; I Corinthians, 12:4). We must obey God before proceeding, or we'll never understand what He's trying to reveal to us in these teachings, and become just one more critic, who has rejected the Holy Spirit. God's prescription for receiving the baptism with the Holy Ghost was given by Peter on the day of Pentecost. It has not changed, and the Church Peter pastored observe it to this day. But the Roman Catholic church has never had a true revelation of godhead, nor have they ever baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ as Jesus and Peter commanded.
Some denominations say, 'You've got to belong to our church or you won't make it'. If that's their idea, they don't have the Holy Spirit to preach you into the Body of Christ
The Life must come through the Body. We can only receive the Holy Spirit through our eyes or our ears: He enters in Word Form by faith. If you are not born again, and not fellowshipping with genuine saints then your soul cannot be quickened. Run for your life to the living Body Word"where the fresh carcass is, there the eagles will gather."
There's more to Christ than joining church. That's a good start but you can't 'join' Christ, you have to be born into Him. We all want to be loved and appreciate the right hand of friendship, but it's the Word that counts. Don't be deceived by that atmosphere of 'love' among the congregation. Christian Scientists will out-smother you with the fruit of the Spirit any day of the weekand deny the deity of Christ. If they can't receive the Word they're bastards, and their Father isn't God. Jesus said so (Matthew 24:24; John 10:1-5; Hebrews 10:8). "Study to show yourself approved of Goda workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word, discerning what part of the Word God is fulfilling now" (II Timothy 2:15).
Many church folk overflow with the "fruit of the Spirit," and that's good, but give them the Word-test. If they can't receive the Word for their hour you know they haven't received the Spirit, because the Word is the Spirit in another Form. The only way God can enter us is in Word Form, by Faith (or understanding). No matter how abundant the fruits of the Spirit, if a person can't receive the Spirit when it's presented, you know He wasn't in the Word to begin with. They might be sincere but they are deceived.
"If any man has not the Spirit of God he is none of His" (Romans 8:9). Jesus never said, "By the fruits of the Spirit you shall know them. . ." He said, "By their fruits you shall know whether they have been born again" and their fruits is the Word of the season. Let them try to prove their fruits by the Doctrine of Luther or the Baptist: no matter how sincere they are, you know they're impersonating the Message for another season. Their fruits or teaching is for a previous season or harvest. Our fruits declare the Life of the Spirit in our soul and should reflect what God is doing now(Psalms 1:3; Matthew 7:15-20; John 15).
The evidence of the new birth is faithnot the fruits, or even the Gifts of the Spirit. Without faith, a clear understanding of the Will and Word of God for our day, we cannot do His service (Hebrews 11:5-6)
Denominations gauge spirituality by works and hold material success as the evidence of Divine approbation. Some actually preach a 'prosperity gospel.' Paul imprisoned without his only coat would not pass their test for Spirituality.
Churches have become so rich from bequests, etc., over the centuries, their wealth has become a snare. The Church's commission is to 'preach the Gospel, baptize in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and watch God confirm it with signs following.' Today there is barely a church which knows the present Truth. Few believe in scriptural water baptism. Some don't believe divine healing, let alone have a revelation who the Lord Jesus is. They're so busy doing God a service He never asked them to perform they can't spare time to "wait upon the Lord" for Spiritual enlightenment
God never instructed His Church to organize into denominations. He never told ministers to prepare themselves in Bible school. He gave no command to build hospitals"the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much"speak the Word! It was not the Holy Spirit or Baptizer that authorized the church to build schools, orphanages, and retirement villages. Worthy causes for individual Christians so led, but not God's Will for His ministers or His Church
Like the hiss of the Serpent, it sounds so reasonable. But it's out of the Will of God and is death (II Thessalonians 2:10-12). 'Works' programs are not the evidence of God's Presence; otherwise Rotary International, the Boy Scouts and Buddhists would hold a monopoly on the baptism with the Holy Ghost. The Evidence is righteousness, which is imputed by faith, not works. If the people and their ministers had faith, they would be "about their Father's Business," not worldly activities unauthorized by God. 'Works' is faith expressed
Some groups don't believe the baptism with the Holy Ghost is available today, decrying it as a nonexistent 'second blessing.' Others teach quite falsely one is 'born again when they believe' and subsequently 'baptized with the Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.'
- JUSTIFICATION by grace through faith,
- SANCTIFICATION through the Blood, and
- BAPTISM with the HOLY GHOST which is the new birth.
Without the baptism of the Holy Ghost we are empty, "as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal" (I Corinthians 13:1). "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body. . ." (I Corinthians 12:13). Though we believe with all of our heart, without the baptism of the Holy Spirit we can be as lost as lost can be. With the Holy Spirit it is impossible to be deceived on the Word revealed for our Agethe revelation of which is the Holy Spirit, or new birth.
'Eternal security' is generally misplaced because it is misunderstood. Eternal security is the new birth, not simply justification, or even justification and sanctification, although that is a wonderful experience of the Holy Ghost. Nobody was ever born again when they believed. The Devil believes, and he's not born again. The new birth comes by faith or understanding which follows after believing (Acts 19:2; Ephesians 1:13).
Many people justified by faith will ultimately be lost. Justification by faith is not the evidence of the new birth today as it was in Luther's day. It is the "firstwork." All eight souls in Noah's ark were justified by faith as evidenced by the fact they were saved by water, but three were subsequently lost. Look at Israel who followed Moses! They were all justified by faith yet only two of the adults who left Egypt with Moses were "saved," the others were eternally lost. Take "righteous" Lot and his family: they were all justified by faith and "saved" from Sodom's fate, but his wife was later lost and Lot and his two daughters ended in disgrace.
Many godly folk who are justified and sanctified will be lost. Take the example of those who followed Moses, or Judas Iscariot. Judas was a minister chosen by Jesusjustified by faith and baptized (John 4:1-2). Judas was sanctified, Jesus said so (John 17:12). Judas' ministry of the Supernatural was no less than the other 81 original apostles Jesus sent forth (Matthew 10:1; Acts 1:17). But Judas failed to go to Pentecost for the new birth, and I'm persuaded this is where too many believers fall short today. We are justified or sanctified, or both, but stop there without being born again! We must die to ourselves and go all the way to Pentecost.
The new birth (which is the baptism of the Holy Ghost), is a revelation. The difference between the wise and foolish virgin is the presence of the Holy Spirit. Both were justified by grace through faith, sanctified and holy, but only the wise had the Oil of the Holy Spirit. They were all "saved" but only the wise were born again with the evidence of the revelation for their hour. Only the wise virgin will be in the glorious Millennium; the foolish will need to appeal their case as it were, before Christ and his wise virgin Bride at the White Throne Judgment.
How come the foolish are holy and saved but not born again? It's because they were slothful in searching Scripture to discover their day and its Message. Very probably their minister never sought to own the "present Truth" so they never had opportunity of being born again, or receiving the Spirit. If they had the opportunity and rejected It, they are lost (Hosea 4:6; Mark 16:16; John 3:18).
Some teach that speaking with other tongues is the 'initial evidence' of the baptism with the Holy Ghost. So if the pope of Rome has the 'initial evidence;' does that make him their brother? In the Charismatic movement they all speak with tongues; the movement arose from Vatican II! What is this spirit that speaks with tongues but can't agree with the Word? It's not the Holy Spirit, who is not the author of confusion and guides into all Truth (Amos 3:3; John 16:13-15; I Corinthians 1:10; 14:33). Tongues are no evidence of the new birth.
Which Scripture says speaking with tongues means you have the Holy Spirit? It's not in your Bible: Jesus and Paul taught otherwise. Devils also speak with other tongues, and how are you going to tell the difference? Any tongues message just quoting the Bible did not come from the Holy Ghost Who said "don't use vain repetitions as the heathens do." When God speaks, He gives a specific Message to edify, forewarn and build up the Body in faith.
According to the Bible, the evidence of the Holy Spirit or new birth is a life manifesting a clear understanding of the Word revealed for your age (John 14:26; 16:13-14). The evidence of the Holy Ghost is not speaking, it is faith: hearing what the Spirit is saying for your day.
"Faith comes by hearing!" Read what Paul says in Romans 10! The genuine evidence of the new birth is a clear understanding of the Word for your day, not the Word for the days of Luther, Wesley, Spurgeon or the Pentecostals. That's Church history which is already fulfilled and written, we have to be the epistles of the Word God is fulfilling now.
Revelations 1-3 is a prophecy of the Gentile dispensation, or the Seven Church Ages, and the antitype of the seven sabbaths of the Hebrew's Pentecostal Feast found in Leviticus 23:9-21. Self-righteous types who imagine themselves wise virgin and consider the foolish virgin lost should note verse 22 which speaks of a "remnant" of the harvest. The foolish virgin are indeed "saved," indicating the self-proclaimed 'wise' are neither virgins to the Word, nor "wise," because the elect cannot be deceived on the Word as these are. In every age, the rest, sabbath or new birth was apprehended by faith"Hearing, or understanding the Message of the major apostle or 'angel' to that dispensation."
The Bible never said, "Repent and be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking with other tongues." The Bible says, "About three thousand souls that gladly received the Apostles' doctrine, were added unto them" (Acts 2:38-42). Again in Acts 4:4 and 13, "Many of them which heard (or understood) the Word believed . . . and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus."
According to Jesus, the true evidence one has been baptized in the Holy Spirit is that "He guides them into all the revealed Word and shows them things He will bring to pass in their age so they have peace and rest" (John 16:13). That is, hearing what the Spirit is saying (Revelation 2:7,11,17,29, etc.,).
The New Birth, which is the baptism with the Holy Ghost, is a revelation. A life manifesting a clear understanding of the Word for the hour is the only evidence for the new birth. We cannot be written epistles of the Anglican hourit's over; likewise the Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal times have all been written in the lives of the saints who made up those parts of the Body awaiting the resurrection from the dead.
How can God make us written epistles of the present Truth, if we don't believe the Word He is fulfilling now? Or don't have faith to understand it? Without faith, how can "the mind of Christ be in you or in me"? His mind is His thoughts and that is His Word. A life lived by His Word is God's thoughts expressed in us. If our lives are not written epistles of what Jesus is doing now, we are not in His Body. This should be obvious. (I am not speaking of elderly saints who might be baptized into that part of the Body which was made up in the Laodicean Church Age, commonly known as Pentecost).
The evidence of the Holy Spirit is the Life of Christ on display. He is the I Am now, not the I Will Be in the millennium, or the I Was in Sardis, Philadelphia or Laodicea. What He did in those days is not what He is doing in this day. We must walk in the Light as He is in it. If we are His children, we will hear His Voice today, we won't be deceived by a stranger. However many "Gifts of the Spirit" we claim, no matter how big our "work" is, if we preach contrary to the Word for this hour, we are a deceiver, and not of God.
The gifts of the Spirit can all be impersonated. So can the fruits of the Spirit and the five-fold ministry (Matthew 7:15-29). But the Word must go together line upon line, Word upon Word, precept on precept, without contradiction from Genesis to Revelation. That cannot be impersonated.
If there is such a thing as an "initial evidence" of the baptism with the Holy Ghost, it is justification by grace through faith. This is a portion of the Word or Holy Ghost, the first step toward regeneration. In the early days of the Reformation, because 'the' faith had been lost when Rome martyred the saints, God granted the new birth to the Sardis Age saints on the basis of this revelation alone.
Peter said, "Repent and be baptized everyone of you, whosoever the Lord our God shall call, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit if you continue in the faith." If the early apostles and the Bible declare Acts 2:38-39 the 'initial evidence,' we'd better follow this doctrine. Did you notice God Promised"you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost." In Luke 24:47 Jesus said, "Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in My Name among all nations."
Luther's dispensation ended when God added another line, in the further revelation of sanctification. What gave the new birth to the Lutherans, Anglicans, Presbyterians and whatevermore was insufficient in the Age of Philadelphia. God was building His Body by adding Word upon Word. The new birth (or baptism with the Holy Ghost) was only granted to souls who were written epistles, manifesting the Portion of Word, (or Holy Spirit), revealed for their Age.
Under the Old Covenant God manifest His Presence with Israel by appearing to their high priest as the Shekinah or Pillar of Light when he entered the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. For forty years after Calvary God no longer appeared in the Most Holy yet the Temple worship continued in vain because those priests never told the people, "God isn't here!" Perhaps they thought like their denominational cousins today, "That was just for the days of Moses, or David . . . The Holy Spirit that speaks in tongues, heals the sick, raises the dead, and prophesies was only for the days of the apostles!" The Holy Spirit was not in their religion.
He's without the camp today. Worshipers impersonating Sardis and Philadelphia Ages are in Laodiceamiserable, naked, blind, wretched and know it not: two hundred and fifty years and three dispensations behind what Christ is doing now; following their traditions, unaware the Shekinah has moved (Revelation 3:14-22; 18:1-4). Although the word church means the 'separated or called-out ones:' these are separated from nothing. Once the Methodists believed in holiness, today they are no more than the world with God's Name on it.
The Methodist, Baptist, Nazarene, Brethren, Pilgrim Holiness, and myriad other sects left over from the Philadelphian Age failed to recognize their dispensation close. Like the denominations before them, they persecuted any who dared leave the darkness of their denominational prisons to walk into the Light God was in. When Laodicea began in 1906, "Pentecostal" was used as a term of derision, like "Methodist" and "Baptist" in the previous Age; but a glorious reproach to those saints privileged to bear it.
The new birth in Laodicea came when the revelation of the restoration of the Gifts was added to justification and sanctification. The Gospel of Wesley and the saints of his Age could not preach the godliest into Christ in Laodicea as that part of the Body was fulfilled. The evidence of the new birth was a life lived by faith in the Word for Laodicea. The present I Am, not the historic I Was.
God added a further portion of Himself in this dispensation, the seventh and final Church Age and the close of Christ's ministry of intercession. He was only a Mediator so long as the Bible was sealed. At the end of Laodicea, after all Seven Church Ages were fulfilled, God anointed His prophet William Branham to restore the Church to the Fullness of the Word. Today the evidence of the new birth is a perfect understanding of the Word with the Life of Christ on display.
'Do you mean to say Martin Luther was not born again?' Luther was born again. This mighty saint of God was the "angel" or major apostle to the Sardis Church Age. What he preached was Life, the new birth or the baptism with the Holy Ghost to the saints of his Age. We must have the revelation of Justification, but by itself Justification will not place one in Christ today, so don't try to impersonate the Sardis Age.
'Did John Wesley have the Holy Ghost?' Wesley was a Spirit-filled man of God, and the "angel" or Messenger to the Philadelphian Age. His Message of Scriptural Holiness added to Justification built the Body of Christ in the Philadelphian dispensation.
'What about Branham, was he baptized with the Spirit?' He was the prophet-messenger to Laodicea whose ministry restored the faith by which Christ and the saints will judge the world. But the revelation which placed William Branham in the Body will not work today. Pentecost is over; all Seven Church Ages are over. The Seven Seals have been revealed, the perfect interpretation of the Word is come, so that which was in part is no longer sufficient to give the new birth as Christ is no longer a Mediator for an imperfect understanding of His Word (I Corinthians 13:10; I John 1:7).
It is absolutely imperative we know and understand God's Word teaches that the Feasts of natural Israel were types.
The whole of the Gentile dispensation is the antitype of the Pentecostal Feast (Leviticus 23:9-21). It commenced with Pentecost, represented in the Old Testament by the last six days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread when the saints held and understood the common faith pure and undefiled. Then there were seven sabbaths, Seven Church Ages or baptisms with the Holy Spirit, followed by our present holy convocation.
As the church grew, it attracted a mixed multitude. Not all were elect. It "left its first Love," Christ the Word, in the Ephesian Age (Revelation 2:4), suffered the "deeds" of nicolaitanism through Smyrna, enshrined them as "doctrine" in Pergamos where the Roman Catholic church organized and brought almost one thousand years of Dark Ages upon the world through Thyatira. The last three Ages encompassed the Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of false worship.
From Pentecost and throughout all seven Church Ages, Christ held the Office of Mediator. Initially He interceded in behalf of the early saints on account of their ignorance of the Word and the influence of Jewish myths and traditions. By about AD600 when Gentiles became the majority, the faith had been mixed with Jewish ritual (Passover, incense, holy water and the reintroduction of the Israelitish high priest in the Pope). Many purely pagan ideas also entered (like the trinity; ancestor worship, deification of dead 'saints,' the introduction of images, idols, altars, burning candles, Christmas, Easter, etc). The Dark Ages began: soon the saints would be martyred by the false church, and 'the' faith within their hearts, would be lost.
Provided they were living the Light revealed for their age Christ received that revelation and baptized them into the Body, placing their ignorance and hybrid religion under the blood. He continued as Mediator so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals or until the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was redeemed. Then it was time to fulfill Revelation 4, 5, and 10:1-7. It was time to commence our holy convocation that completes the Pentecostal Feast with the resurrection of the Bride.
When the Twenty-four Elders advertised for a kinsman redeemer Jesus came forward to claim His Rights from the hands of God. He took the Title Deed to earth forfeited by Adam, tore open the Seven Seals and revealed the Mystery of Redemption to the "angel" of Revelation 3:14. Then God's prophet unfolded the mystery of who is in the Body and how they were redeemed. This revelation calls Christ's end-time Bride out of every denomination into the Fullness of the Word, for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation.
Jesus is relying upon you and me to relay this prophecy because only those who hear and answer this call can be born-again in this day (Revelation 10:8-11).
So there were Seven Church Ages, each with a messenger whose Message was the baptism of the Holy Ghost and eternal Life to those who received it by faith, but death to those who rejected it. A portion of God's Word (or Spirit) was allotted to each Age. All the elect were predestinated by God's foreknowledge to receive it and became the manifestation of that Word in their day.
These seven different baptisms of the Holy Ghost during the Church Ages were like the manna that brought life to the children of Israel during their journey to the Promised Land. Each could only manifest its portion of the Life of Christ in its day. Like manna, when served on a subsequent day it brought spiritual sickness and death. Your denomination cannot disclose this truth without owning it is impersonating the Word for a day gone by. Denominations cannot be ruled by the Word but serve man-made organizations administering multinational institutions and are not free to serve the Living God as the Spirit leads. Consequently, those within these walled cities are bound by contractual obligations to governments and unscriptural church businesses.
Let's see what the gates of hell are against. They're not opposed to denominations. Governments recognize them all, and Satan is head of every state. The world recognizes our denominationsall of them and Satan is the god of this world. Jesus said the gates of hell are against Spiritual revelation like the present living Truth 'Christ is here now!' They do not oppose garnishing the tombs of Luther, Wesley, or Branham.
The baptism with the Holy Ghost manifests a different portion of Word in each Age. Unless we are walking in the Light as Christ is in it, we are not born again and cannot receive the genuine baptism with the Holy Spirit. Christ is the living Word! That's why we can't be born-again by theology taught in Bible school. What worked in Grandma's day will confuse and lead you from God today, making you two-fold more a child of hell.
Since we have the Fullness of the Word, Christ's Bride is maturing in the unity of the faith to reflect the Word, not a creed. The evidence of the new birth or baptism with the Holy Ghost is being under preeminence to the Word God is fulfilling now (John 5:19; Ephesians 5:24; Revelation 22:17-19).
During the Church Ages the saints were constantly disputing with God. They said, "You are a trinity, I believe in the holy Roman Catholic church, the communion of saints." God said, "I Am One Person, One God, One Lord, the trinity is pagan. . . I do know Who and What I am; Rome is the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth; communication with the dead is spiritualism; if you can speak with them they're not saints, not under the Blood." But as their go-between, Christ reconciled His Elect with God.
The Church Age saints said, "We baptize in the Name of the Father, and in the Name of the Son, and in the Name of the Holy Ghost" changing those three Titles into three names to justify their trinity of gods. God said, "My One redemptive Name is LORD JESUS CHRIST. In vain do you baptize for remission of sins . . . teaching for Doctrine the commandments of men." As their go-between whilst the Book was sealed, Christ reconciled the ignorance of His Elect with God the Word.
When the unfolding of the Seven Seals revealed Christ, the Fullness of the Word, that which was in partthe seven portions of Word or Spirit which birthed the Church Age saints, was done away along with Christ's Mediation (I Corinthians 13:10).
The evidence of the new birth today is perfect faith. Notice, Mr. Unbeliever and Mr. Critic, I said perfect understanding, not all faith. Jesus will be revealing Himself throughout Eternity. The end-time Bride is one in agreement with God, as Jesus prayed in John 17:21-26by perfect faith. With faith there can be no disagreement between us and God. Faith is Oneness. We don't need a Mediator, for the mind that was in Christ is now in us. I hope you see It (Amos 3:3).
I trust the Lord Jesus is unfolding these things to your understanding. I realize they are contrary to everything ministers and Bible students have been taught. The Bible spoke of a time when every church and every minister would be found to be in error. As you verify these things in your own Bible, you will recognize this is God's Grace to you.
If the Church had actually been preaching THUS SAITH THE LORD all these years there would have been no need for Christ to be a Mediator. He was a Mediator because the saints were not in agreement with His Word. For 500 years true Christians were known as Reformers. But the Bible says nothing about "reforming God's Word:" His Word never changes. It was Roman Catholic beliefs and their system of worship which was being 'reformed.' The Reformers were trying to return to the resolutions established after the First Nicaea Council of AD325 where the Roman Catholic church organized.
The Bible taught a restoration of the Word which had become lost to the peopleburied under man-made creed and tradition (Joel 2:25; Acts 3:19-26). We must find God's prophet, as His Word comes only to a prophet. We can't be restored to the original and apostolic faith unless we receive the revelation this man was commissioned to restore in our day (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11).
Before the Seventh Trumpet Angel calls Israel to recognize their Atonement the Bible promised a prophet with THUS SAITH THE LORD to call His Bride out from all man-made traditions into Oneness with the Word in the agreement of faith. Once the Word was restored, "that which was in part was finished," the days of ignorance were over, and Christ was no longer a Mediator.
Don't reject the Holy Spirit for the sake of denominational approval. The cry in the last Church Age is to admit "I am wrong". Let's be God-pleasers like Enoch, not men-pleasers like the denominational believers (Revelation 3:14-22).
Let's all lay aside our denominational differences with the Bible (sin), and each other (pride,) which so easily beset us and run with patience the race that is set before us, searching what God's Bible promised He would do in this day and walk in the Light of the present Truth.
The hour is desperately late. Bible believers see these things clearly in God's Word; please share this Message with others through the life you live, your computer modem, fax, the postal system, your Bible studies and preaching. When you see Light or revelation vindicated in your Bible, step into it and watch as more Light unfolds. God richly bless you.
Pass it on . . . please send this article to someone you know
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.