Bible Believers' Newsletter 275
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we appreciate your fellowship in God's unchanging Word.
This week's news reveals more "signs of the time." On the other hand, our main article illustrates the eternal security of God's elect.
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.
Iraqi-Jewish Expats to seek Compensation
New York, May 16, 2003 In the wake of the war in Iraq, Iraqi Jews in the US and Europe are weighing the possibility of filing class-action suits demanding compensation in lieu of property and assets that they were forced to leave behind.
Prominent members of the Jewish community in New York report that since the end of the war, they have seen a wave of requests from Iraqi Jews seeking an organized appeal for compensation for property and assets confiscated by the Baghdad regime when they left the country in the 1950s. . . It will be important for the Iraqi people and those who shape US policy to recognize the human rights violations suffered by the Jews who lived in Iraq." Full story: haaretzdaily.com
The Jews of Iraq
In his book, "Ben Gurion's Scandals: How the Haganah and the Mossad Eliminated Jews," Giladi discusses the crimes committed by Zionists in their frenzy to import raw Jewish labor. Newly-vacated farmlands had to be plowed to provide food for the immigrants and the military ranks had to be filled with conscripts to defend the stolen lands. Mr. Giladi couldn't get his book published in Israel, and even in the US he discovered he could do so only if he used his own money.
"That is why I established a panel of inquiry in Israel to seek reparations for Iraqi Jews who had been forced [by the State of Israel] to leave behind their property and possessions in Iraq. Jews from Islamic lands did not emigrate willingly to Israel; that, to force them to leave, Jews killed Jews; and that, to buy time to confiscate ever more Arab lands, Jews on numerous occasions rejected genuine peace initiatives from their Arab neighbors. That is why I confronted the Israeli government with the grievances of the Jews in Israel who came from Islamic lands. And that is why I have written my book and this article: to set the historical record straight.
We Jews from Islamic lands did not leave our ancestral homes because of any natural enmity between Jews and Muslims. And we ArabsI say Arab because that is the language my wife and I still speak at homewe Arabs on numerous occasions have sought peace with the State of the Jews. And finally, as a US citizen and taxpayer, let me say that we Americans need to stop supporting racial discrimination in Israel and the cruel expropriation of lands in the West Bank, Gaza, South Lebanon and the Golan Heights."
The Giladis, now US citizens, live in New York City. By choice, they no longer hold Israeli citizenship. "I am Iraqi," he told us, "born in Iraq, my culture still Iraqi Arabic, my religion Jewish, my citizenship American." Full story: ameu.org
Putin orders the Clouds not to Rain on His Parade
Moscow, May 23, 2003 President Putin has ordered fine weather for the St. Petersburg summit and 300th anniversary festivities next week, and it is unlikely to rain on his parade.
Ten aeroplanes will take to the skies, equipped with cloud-seeding agents in an attempt to induce rain away from the city, allowing holidaymakers and visiting heads of state to enjoy dry weather below.
Celebrations of the anniversary of Russia's historic capital and seat of imperial government a week today will be attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors. A weekend of festivities will be attended by President Putin, President Bush, Tony Blair and the leaders of other EU nations. . . Russians take "cloud-bursting" for granted, having enjoyed its benefits over public holidays since Stalin gave the order to research weather control in the 1930s.
Over decades, the observatory in St. Petersburg has developed techniques to dispel clouds, divert hailstorms from harvests, arrest avalanches, disperse fogs from airports and bring rain to drought-afflicted regions . . .
Full story: timesonline.co.uk
Bank Danger Officially Recognized
For the first time Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has publicly alluded to a major bank's massive derivatives portfolio and the threat it may pose markets.
JP Morgan's $28 trillion share of the more than $100 trillion derivatives market makes the bank almost too big to fail, experts said. The No 2 US bank is by far the leader among the handful of banks that dominate the derivatives market. Greenspan warned that troubles like credit rating downgrades at one of the firms could lead to disorder in financial markets. JP Morgan declined to comment on Greenspan's remarks. . . Aside from JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America are the main players in the complex marketplace. Full story: biz.yahoo.com
Outdoing Saddam US-UK 'Absolutely Accountable'
How many readers are aware that according to UNICEF, more than 300,000 Iraqi children are currently facing death from acute malnutritionthat is, twice as many as under Saddam? What does it say of the US-UK occupation that we have managed to double the suffering previously experienced by children under "one of the most sadistic regimes on the planet", as Andrew Rawnsley of the Observer described it? (Rawnsley, 'The Voices of Doom were so Wrong', the Observer, April 13, 2003). And what does it say of the journalists who raged against that sadism that they are silent now?
On May 14, the United Nations UNICEF agency warned that Iraq's childrenincluding nearly 8 percent of all children under fiveare facing disaster:
"We knew going into the war that Iraqi children were poorly nourished," said UNICEF representative in Baghdad Carel De Rooy. "But these findings make clear that not enough is being done to turn the situation around. Instead, it has gotten worse. We know the risks that Iraq's children face, and we know what to do. But we are humanitarian workers, not police. . ." (Reuters May 15, 2003).
An Open Letter to David Horowitz
May 22, 2003 In the first place, you seem to be basing your views about homosexuality upon the incorrect assumption that homosexuality is genetic and unchangeable. This is untrue. Even homosexual researchers have now admitted that there's no such thing as a "gay gene" and that homosexuality is a behavior.
I would urge you to read some of these comments, which have been published by the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). Their comments are available in "The Innate-Immutable Argument Finds No Basis in Science: In Their Own Words: Gay Activists Speak About Science, Morality, Philosophy".
In addition, Exodus International, a national group of ex-homosexuals, has produced a good deal of material on the causes and cures of homosexuality. I would encourage you to access the Exodus International web site for details. Traditional Values Coalition has published a number of Homosexual Urban Legends that explain various faulty information and assumptions presented by homosexual activists. I would encourage you to read these: Homosexual Urban Legends.
Second, homosexual activists are not content to be tolerant of Christians and other faith groups or of our beliefs about homosexuality as a sin and a sexual perversion. Homosexual groups like HRC are determined to silence any opposition to the homosexual agenda. They are working aggressively to impose restrictions on our freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of religionin public, private, and religious organizations. These efforts are typically carried out by imposing speech codes in schools and by passing "hate crime" laws that punish speech and religious expression.
Homosexuals are intolerant of anyone who opposes their agenda. . . It is my hope that you will carefully read the resources I've mentioned to you in this letter and that you will take a principled stand against the spread of sexual confusion in our nation. Our children deserve to be protected from the purveyors of sexual perversion and dysfunction. We do them a disservice by "tolerating" those who wish to prey upon our children and who wish to stifle free speech and religion.
Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
Chairman Traditional Values Coalition Full story: traditionalvalues.org
The Bantu Invasion Begins
May 23, 2003 In 1999, the United States agreed to accept 12,000 Somali Bantu after efforts by the United Nations to resettle them in Mozambique and other parts of Africa failed. The process was delayed by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and subsequent concerns over homeland security, which slowed the resettlement of refugees in the United States to a trickle, according to refugee resettlement officials.
The 12,000 Somali Bantu will be resettled in 50 cities during the next two years. . . The Bantu have had almost no exposure to Western housing. Electricity, flush toilets, telephones; kitchen and laundry appliances are foreign to most Bantu refugees. . . Most Bantu adults are illiterate and will need to participate in an intensive literacy campaign. . . Somali Bantu women have many special needs. Many have experienced female circumcision, rape, a lack of education, high birth rates, and single-parent status. A life of hardship for descendants of slaves . . .
Comment: Organized by a coalition of 'Christian' churches and "Jews"an unscriptural oxymoron (Amos 3:3; Matthew 24:37; Genesis 6:1-4).
"I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter-racial tensions, forbid the whites to mate with whites. The white women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the white men with black women. Thus the white race will disappear, for the mixing of the dark with the white means the end of the white man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory. We shall embark upon an era of ten thousand years of peace and plenty, the Pax Judaica, and our race will rule undisputed over the world. Our superior intelligence will easily enable us to retain mastery over a world of dark peoples". (Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovich, Emergency Council of European Rabbis in Budapest, January 12, 1952). Full story: tucsoncitizen.com capeargus.co.za conspiracypenpal.com The Jewish Century
Liberal Female Pastor elected Head of Presbyterians
A third-generation Presbyterian minister who has built her own church's membership despite declines nationwide and who supports the ordination of noncelibate gays and lesbians was elected Saturday as moderator of her denomination's 215th General Assembly. . .
Andrews said it is her "fondest dream" that the church lifts its ban on ordaining noncelibate gays and lesbians in her lifetime. But she said she did not think this was the year to attempt it. Full story: denverpost.com
Assad doubts Existence of al-Qaida
Kuwait City, May 25, 2003 Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview published Sunday he doubts the existence of al-Qaida, the terror group blamed for the September 11 attacks and recent strikes in Saudi Arabia and Morocco. "Is there really an entity called al-Qaida? Was it in Afghanistan? Does it exist now?" Assad asked according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anba. Osama bin Laden, the Saudi-born Islamic extremist who heads al-Qaida, "cannot talk on the phone or use the Internet, but he can direct communications to the four corners of the world?" Assad said. "This is illogical".
Such speculation is popular among some in the Arab world who say Washington has manufactured or exaggerated the threat posed by al-Qaida in order to paint Muslims as dangerous. . . Full story: washingtonpost.com
It is hard to kick against the Pricks
Matthew 7:21-27, "Not every one that says, Lord, Lord, shall get to heaven; but he that does the will of My Father in heaven. At the judgment many will say, Lord, Lord, haven't we prophesied in Your Name? And in Your Name cast out devils and done many great miracles? Then will I answer, You have never been Mine: be gone from Me, you workers of iniquity."
"All who listen to My instructions and follow them are wise, like a man who builds his house on solid rock: though the rain falls in torrents, and the floods rise and storm winds beat against his house, it won't collapse, for it is build on rock."
"But those who hear my instructions and ignore them are foolish, like a man who builds upon sand. For when the rains and floods come, and storm winds beat against his house, it will fall, and great will be the fall of it."
Jesus told Peter He would build His Church on the rock of Spiritual understanding of God's Word, and that the gates of hell should not prevail against Spiritual revelation: faith (Matthew 16:13-19). Paul wrote, "Doubtless you've heard already that God has given me this special work of showing His favor to you Gentiles. How by revelation He made known to me the mystery; (as I briefly mentioned in one of my letters. I say this to explain to you how I come to understand the mystery of Christ). In ancient times God had not shared this plan with His prophets as now He has revealed it to His holy apostles and prophets by the Holy Spirit . . . through Whom (together with the Israelites) we have access to the Father. Now you are no more strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but fellow citizens with the Old Testament saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the (revelation of the) apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone" from which the whole structure is measured" (Ephesians 3:2-5; 2:18-20).
Faith, if it is faith, is absolute and infallible. It is God's mind in us, and it can never fail. Faith is the one and only understanding or interpretation of God's unchanging Word. This rock on which we stand can never be moved, for it is Christ the anointed Word revealed personally to us.
Faith is revelation from God, not psychology, human reasoning, or even believing, for the Devil believes and trembles. Faith follows belief since it is the understanding of what is believed. Faith is not hope but the cause for hope. The common faith once delivered to the apostolic fathers is the rock and foundation on which Christ is building His Church.
We receive faith by hearing the Word and allowing it to pass through our ears and eyes unhindered by our memory, conscience, imagination, reasoning or affection into our soul where we try it by God's unchanging Word to certify that its message and our understanding are constant from Genesis to Revelation. Only then do we know with absolute conviction this is the faith of Jesus Christ.
Many hear and understand the Word intellectually. Though they have "received the Word with all readiness of mind" and their understanding is correct, it is not faith until they have "searched the Scriptures to prove their understanding" (Acts 17:11). Only then does God confirm the faith to us personally. The foolish virgins are without the Spirit because they are dilatory in their approach to God, their destiny and His Word. We are commanded to give diligence to make our election and calling sure (II Peter 1:10). When storms of doubt, winds of doctrine and floods of disputation assail, how can we know that we know that we know, and having done all, stand on the rock, unless we have "examined ourselves, whether we be in the faith"? A chain is only as strong as its weakest link!
We can't afford to take chances with destiny. There'll be no appeals for election at the White Throne judgment. If the preacher is wrong and we believe him, or if he is correct and our take on what he said differs from what he meant, we will be responsible for our understanding of God's Word and will answer for decisions conditioned thereby. Now is the only opportunity we will ever have to receive correction and to prove that the mind that was in Christ is in us (Hebrews 3:15).
How many believers have mentally accepted William Branham's prophetic vindication without knowing what a prophet is, and without studying and proving his Message? As he is the first Word prophet in almost 2,000 years it stands to reason God entrusted him with an important Message. To treat his Message and his ministry in a casual, Laodicean manner is a sleight to God whose Word comes only to a prophet, and unless or until we identify his Message in the Bible and familiarize ourselves with his ministry we will be without God's Word for our generation. Only when we have proven the Message from Genesis to Revelation to ensure we are in the same Spirit and understanding as the prophet, can we have faith in his Message rather than hope and intellectual trust. Our foundation has to be a clear understanding of the doctrine of the apostles and prophets, not just psychology or wishful thinking.
Remember a billion Roman Catholics love the Lord Jesus and hope for redemption but not one of them is a Christian. The same can be said today of their once Protestant cousins so make sure your faith is the faith of Jesus Christ.
To be confident and secure in the fact we are without condemnation we must personally prove the Message from Genesis to Revelation. How many believers have never read the Seven Church Ages and Seven Seals books, listened to a Message tape or CD, or read the transcripts and taken the Message back to Scripture? We must do this to be sure.
Romans 8:1-2, "There is now no condemnation awaiting those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has freed me from the law of sin and death." "The wages of sinunbelief and misunderstanding in the revealed Word of Godis death; but the Gift of God is eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). Eternal Life is Zoe, God's own Life. If we have God's Own Life we are eternal with God because we always were a part of Him and can no more die or be lost that God can die and be lost and are sealed to the day of our bodily redemption.
I know a Brother who overflows with self-condemnation because his strength is his own intelligence, and his confidence rests in his own ability to interpret God's Word. He has persuaded himself that although he was once born-again he has since blasphemed the Lord and is lost. His self-interpretation is a Scriptural impossibility, yet it is so real to him, his life is hell. His miserable condition stems from establishing himself as the divine interpreter of God's thinking in contradiction with THUS SAITH THE LORD of God's vindicated prophet. Hence his confidence rests upon his mental ability, and not the faith of Jesus Christ. When we reject the truth of God we receive the Devil's lie.
I John 3:20-22, "If our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart condemns us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight." God is greater than his heart but being under condemnation by his man-made interpretations of God's Word he has no confidence toward God.
God knows how to chastise His elect, particularly when through proud ego they choose self-works over grace freely given. We must die to self and learn dependence upon God's way of doing things.
I Corinthians 1:23-29, "When we preach Christ crucified for man's redemption, Hebrews are offended and Gentiles say it's all nonsense. But God has opened the understanding of those called to election, both Hebrews and Gentiles, to recognize Christ is the mighty power of God to save them and the center of His plan for their redemption. This so-called foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest men; and God in His weaknessChrist dying on the Crossis far stronger than any man."
"Notice among yourselves, Brethren, how few of you who are called are wise after the flesh, have big names, wealth, power or nobility. But God has chosen to use ideas the world considers foolish to confound the wise; and the weak things to shame those the world considers wise and great. He has chosen a plan despised by the world, and things which are counted as nothing at all, to bring to nothing those the world considers great, so that no flesh should glory in His presence."
"For it is from God alone that we have eternal Life through Christ Jesus, Who showed us God's plan of salvation. He made us acceptable to God; He made us pure and holy and gave Himself to purchase our redemption. As the Scriptures say, if anyone is going to boast, let him boast only of what the Lord has done".
The Bible was sealed with Seven Seals from the foundation of the world until the time for our full redemption came to hand. Every seer and holy man sought to peer beneath the Seals. No man was worthy to open the Book and understand its contents but the Lion of the tribe of Judah. When He claimed the Book and opened the Seven Seals He revealed their mystery to one man alone, His prophet William Branham, who unfolded it to us in 1963.
This being so, how can we expect to interpret God's Word when Christ alone was worthy to open and reveal the mystery of redemption, and He revealed these things to the man of His choosing? No wonder some people are spiritually sick for not discerning the Body of the Lord.
It is the revelation of Jesus Christ, the mystery of God revealed in one Man, and the mystery of Christ revealed in His Bride. If we have an ounce of the Spirit we should feel constrained to study Brother Branham's Message rather that pit our puny intellect against the mind of God that revealed these things through His prophet.
It is foolishness to the world, but this revelation is Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to His Bride. As a natural bride desires to know her husband physically, Christ's Bride will surely long to know her Husband Spiritually by revelation of the Word. Christ's purpose in returning in Word form is to impregnate His end-time Bride that the two may be one so she can manifest the Sons of God and have His mighty resurrection power transform her in the atoms.
This seems so straight forward, but the wisdom of God is foolishness to men. The one way into Christ is not by intellectual reasoning but through the Message of this one prophet.
Some believers who see the revelation intellectually skip from one revelation to the next, too impatient to search the Scriptures to match their revelation with what Moses and David, Jesus and Paul saw, and anchor their soul on the foundation of the apostles and prophets.
Abraham saw that Melchisedec was "without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of Life . . ." Melchisedec was the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. His Life is timeless, without beginning or end; it is the Gift and promise to us who are in Christ Jesus and without sin. Death is transient, having a point of no more existence.
Revelation 2:11, "He that has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death".
This Message is to comfort us today even as it has comforted our brethren of all the other Ages. Jesus says that the second death will not hurt us. The first death is physical, our body. The second death is spiritual, the destruction of sinful souls in the lake of Fire (Ezekiel 18:4, 20; Revelation 20:14). At the time of the White Throne judgment all souls found in death and the grave will be cast into the lake of Fire as their names are not in the Book of Life.
The unbeliever does not go to an eternal hell and burn there eternally. Hell or the lake of Fire is not eternal because it has a beginning? Matthew 25:41 says, "Everlasting fire was prepared for the Devil and his angels." If it was prepared, then it had a beginning, and it can't be eternal. Of course you might stumble over the word 'everlasting' which means "from the ages to the ages" and has different meanings attached to it. In I Samuel 3:13-14, God told Samuel He was going to judge the house of Eli forever, and that they would offer no more sacrifices "forever" as His priests. And in II Kings 2:27, Solomon thrust out the last descendants of Eli from the priesthood. As that was four generations or so later, clearly "everlasting" does not compare with what is "eternal," or that which had no beginning or end. Here in this case the word everlasting means "to the vanishing point." And that is what happened. They vanished.
Look at the word, "destruction" over in II Thessalonians 1:9, "Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction." 'Olethros,' the Greek word for "destruction," means annihilation. And the word "destruction" does not mean destroying which would infer something going on and on in decay. "Everlasting annihilation" does not mean to keep on annihilating, for that would make the word "destroying," instead of "destruction." It means to destroy to the ending point. End it.
When the Greek word 'aionios' is used in relation to God it means eternal, without beginning or end: ever enduring and never ceasing. And when we talk of eternal Life we mean that which is the Life of God. I John 5:11-12, "This is the record that God has given us eternal Life, and that Life is in the Son. He that has the Son has Life." Only sons of God have Life eternal, the kind that never had a beginning, but always was. You have something in you right now that is eternalwithout beginning or end. It is the Spirit of God. It is a part of God Himself. It is the Life of God. (Read all of Redemption Revealed).
If a sinner is going to go to hell and then suffer eternally as you are going to heaven and eternal bliss, then he has the same kind of Life you have already. He is an eternal sinner, full of the Spirit of God!
There might be those who say eternal life signifies the welfare of the children of God. It is their welfare and enjoyment that is at stake. On the other hand the sinner goes to his punishment, so we can reduce the second death to a matter of punishment and place. If eternal Life means heaven, and eternal punishment means hell that makes eternal Life a matter of geography instead of a Person. Eternal Life is God,the Lord Jesus Christ.
There is only one kind of eternal Life. God has it. If we have God, we have eternal Life in and through Him. That Greek word 'aionios,' eternal, or everlasting, can be applied in various ways, but when it applies to God, He being what He is, it has one meaning. It is the duration of God. You can't apply it like that to any other thing. God alone is eternal, and because He lives, we live with Him.
Now don't let anyone say that I don't believe in a lake of Fire and in punishment. I do. I don't know how long it will last, but it will eventually be removed. In Revelation 21:8, it says that those sinners mentioned will have their "part" in the lake of Fire. But the true interpretation of the word is not 'part' it is 'time.' So the wicked shall be cast into hell (Hades or the grave), and hell into the lake of Fire. Separated from God.
But with the righteous it shall not be so. They have been redeemed by God. They are in His bosom. And they will never come into condemnation. They will never be in that lake of Fire. They can never be lost for He will lose none of them. Not one of the redeemed will be anywhere but where Jesus is (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 133:3-135:7).
One cannot apostatize from a state of grace. A believer under condemnation either has never been born-again, or has never been taught correctly. In either case it is possible he has not received teaching because his intellect is rejecting the Holy Spirit which he sees as rather too elementary and foolish. Apostasy only proves that one has never been born-again, and one who loves the Lord and His Word and is repentant is in the Book of Life and no apostate. His obstinate insistence upon his own religious ideas has allowed Satan to torment him. When he catches the revelation and repents of his religious spirit, Satan will have to release him (Hebrews 12:5-15).
Hebrews 6:4-6 becomes a stumbling block for the believer who chooses a self-righteous, erroneous interpretation contrary to what Paul taught and William Branham expounded, thereby basing eternal Life on his own reasoning contrary to the Word of the vindicated prophet whose ministry restored the understanding of Paul and finished the mystery of Jesus Christ (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7). God's prophets do not err in the Name of the Lord.
Hebrews 6:4-6, "It is impossible for those who were once enlightened by revelation of the Spirit, and have nourished their soul by the heavenly Gift or baptism with the Holy Spirit, and come into a marriage partnership with the Holy Ghost (Mark 10:9), and have understood the good Word of God and the Supernatural powers of eternity, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame".
Paul is teaching that it is impossible for a born-again saint of God to apostatize. Matthew 24:24 and John 10:1-5 confirm this. Once enlightened and born into the family of God, one is quickened to the eternal Life he always had and recognizes he was eternally a part of God.
I Peter 1:23, "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which lives and abides forever." Here again is that word 'aion.' Peter is agreeing with Paul in stating that the revelation that gave you the new birth abides in you eternally. This explains why it is impossible for the Christian to sin or unbelieve the revealed Word of God. Faith and unbelief are mutually exclusive.
Hebrews 10:1-2,10,12-18, "The Law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which Israel offered year by year continually make the comers thereto perfect else they would have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers once purged should have had no more consciousness of sins. . . However under the New Testament we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all . . . this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till His enemies be made His footstool."
"For by one offering He has perfected forever the Old Testament saints who were sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after He had said, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin" because His laws (Word) is engraved eternally in our heart by faith.
The one-time all-sufficient sacrifice of Jesus Christ perfects the saints for eternity and gives them the Holy Spirit or mind of Christ (faith) as a witness their sins are remitted and that they are sealed to the day of their redemption so there is no more offering for sin (Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 9:12).
I John 3:8-9, "He that commits sin is of the Devil; for the Devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the Devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for His seed [or revealed Word] remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." I John 5:18, "Whosoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God discerns and watches over himself, and that wicked one touches him not".
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
There was a season and purpose for Noah's Message, but that time and purpose have been fulfilled: there is no Life in Noah's Message today. There was a time and purpose for Luther's Message which gave new birth to the saints of the Sardis Church Age: that dispensation ended in 1750. There was a season when God added Wesley's Message to that of Luther in order to regenerate the saints of the Philadelphian Church Age. That dispensation ended in 1906 after which Wesley's Message was no longer sufficient to give Life. There was a time and a purpose to the Pentecostal Message that was added to the foundation of Luther and Wesley to bring the new birth in the Laodicean Church Age. That Age ended in 1963 when Christ opened and revealed the Seven Seals through His prophet, William Branham.
We must recognize our day and its Message because there is no Life outside the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing now. We must walk in the Light of our day. No Life can be drawn from the glare of a Light shone in days gone by.
I John 1:5-7, "God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we claim that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we are living in the Light as He is present in that revelation, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin".
This meansunless our Spiritual Light and Life-source of our soul is the present Truth, God's Message for this hour, we are not and cannot be born-again. God is building Christ a Supernatural Body. His Bride is not sex-born like the life that came by our natural parents; she is born of the Spoken Word.
I Corinthians 12:18-20, "God has made the many different parts of our bodies and placed each part where He wants it. What a strange thing our body would be if it were all one part. However He has made many different parts, yet just one body." And our bodies are a shadow and type of Christ's Church which is one Body comprised of different Members called and born-again by nine different portions of the Spoken Word sent forth in nine distinct baptisms of the Holy Ghost to make up the Bride of the beginning, the Bride of seven Church Ages, and this end-time Bride who is restored to the apostolic faith delivered to the saints at the beginning.
The only way into the Body of Christ is to be baptized by the portion of the Holy Spirit revealed to our day. In this day it is the Message of William Branham; this is Christ the fullness of the Word. "It shall come to pass, that every soul, that will not hear that prophet (with the ministry that restores Christ, the fullness of the Word), shall be destroyed from among the people" or cast into tribulation (Acts 3:19-23; Revelation 10:7).
Malachi 4 says that after the Message of this prophet, God will destroy all life on earth. Jesus said anyone adding to this Message will be cast into the tribulation, and anyone diminishing It will be removed from the Book of Life and lost (Revelation 22:18-19).
As God so highly honors the end-time Message of Brother Branham it is hubris that we should regard it so lightly as to impose our own interpretation like Balaam asking God to change His mind? William Branham introduced Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming. His Message is Christ in Word form. If we can't see this we need to pray God for eyesalve.
Thanks to the ministry of William Branham we now have "the true sayings of God" and no longer need to 'work' trying to understand the Bible for "the mystery of God is finished." We are in the holy convocation or fiftieth day of the Pentecostal feast following the end of the Laodicean Church Ages where we rest and make ourselves ready for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb, dressing ourselves in the righteousnesses of saints by "the true sayings of God," neither adding to nor taking from the revelation God delivered through his ministry (Revelation 19:7-9; 22:17-19).
We are not born-again because we are "good" people, or because we love God, but by His grace through our faith in the present Truth. Our new birth is the Gift of God, His promised blessing to Abraham through his Seed Jesus Christ. It has nothing to do with our will, our intellect or self-works. The Gift of God is without repentance (Romans 11:29). Once a person is born-again He is a Son of God and will always be a Son of God. He can never be lost. The worst that can happen should He bring a reproach against the Word is that God will take him from the earth (I Corinthians 5:5; 11:26-32).
We are vessels-in-training to "speak the Word" so before speaking rashly, remember, "Jesus Christ is the Apostle and High Priest of our profession" and build your profession on the rock of revelation: THUS SAITH THE LORD (Hebrews 3:1).
"It is hard to kick against the pricks," and utterly "impossible for those who were once enlightened . . . to crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh and put Him to an open shame". nl275.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.