Bible Believers' Newsletter 285
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
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In Trees of Life, the main Article in our last issue we discussed the seven dimensions, citing evidence to illustrate how Satan and his angels have been ascending to take over our three dimensions since Pentecost. And how this infestation is approaching its climax since the Gentile denominations have all been apostate following their rejection of the revelation of Jesus Christ in the Seven Sealed mystery God unfolded by Brother Branham after the close of Laodicea.
Denominational people must cross into the present Truth, succumb to demonic forces, or surrender their lives to martyrdom by their own church during the tribulation since they are not now protected by the full armour of God and are without the sword of the Spirit, which is the present Truth from the Word of God for the battle in this day.
Since the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963, we have been living in the uniting time wherein Jesus Christ is descending from the seventh dimension, and our Church Age brethren are descending from the sixth dimension to put on glorified bodies so they can appear to us in three dimensions, to raise our faith to receive grace that will change our bodies into glorified form without death that we may transcend this material and mortal realm to be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.
We cannot yet see those saints who have gone before us but the living saints are now appearing to us, and by revelation we see who they are, although we may know them only through e-mail. But since we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word of God (Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7), the 'Word test' identifies who is in the present Truth and a believer; who sees the letter only and is a make-believer; and who sees nothing at all and is an un-believer.
In this issue we will examine the first eight verses of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. This Book unfolds the mystery of God and unites the whole Bible. Our guest contributor is Pastor Don Parnell of Fairborn Community Tabernacle in Ohio, writing on the significance of the imminent appearance of Mars. Brother Parnell grew up in the Message which He has studied from childhood and often attended the Branham Tabernacle with his family when the Prophet was ministering.
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.
Mel Gibson's film, The Passion, will cause some long-postponed controversy, particularly with its scheduled Easter release. Click to download a trailer from his website compatible with Windows Media Player, Real Player, or Quick Time.
Media Player: melspassion.com
The weaving of the sacred Ephod garment for the uniform of the High Priest has been completed. The Temple Institute has also completed the complicated task of joining the ephod to the remembrance stones, and affixing the breastplate.
Comment: Christ and His Bride is the Temple of the living God, a Body of born-again believers before whom all must bow to worship, not a building made by human hands! Mark well the unregenerate devils within the circle of this Message who, having sold their souls to Satan, hiss like the Serpent, persuading Christ's Bride to surrender her place by His side to the Seed of Cain and of Satan.
Revelation 3:9, "I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Judeans, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved YOU".
I Peter 2:9-10, "YOU (Bride) are a Chosen People, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him Who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous Light: who in time past were not a people (i.e. Gentiles), but are now the (Chosen) People of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy". Full story: templeinstitute.org
Temple Mount Terrorists want to lay Cornerstone
Jerusalem, August 7, 2003 The Temple Mount Faithful, led by Gershon Salomon, has asked the police to allow the group to hold a symbolic cornerstone-laying ceremony for the rebuilding of the Temple this Thursday . . . even if they do not get permission to visit the mount, they said they still intend to hold their prayer session at the mount's Mughrabi Gate entrance. Full story: haaretzdaily.com
Comment: Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone laid by the unbelieving temple Builders on Calvary's cross almost 2,000 years ago.
I Peter 2:4-7, "You are coming to Christ as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, you also, as lively stones, are built up a temple, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore Isaiah 28:16 says, Behold, I lay in Zion a Chief Corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on Him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore who believe, He is precious: but to them who are disobedient, the stone which the Builders disallowed, the same is made the Head of the corner."
The most backslidden denominational person knows that Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone of God's Temple. Woe to the unregenerate end-time Message Judas that would support the pagan rantings of such non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled "Jews" seducing nominal Message-believers into supporting their blasphemous Talmudic hallucinations. "Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." (II Corinthians 3:11; Romans 9:29-33; 12:30-33; Ephesians 2:20).
US Supreme Court rejects Ten Commandments Case
August 5, 2003 The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on the order to remove the Ten Commandments from the Alabama State Judicial Building. Now that the stay is lifted and the order to remove is in place, Chief Justice Roy Moore has been given fifteen days to remove the Ten Commandment, or else.
But . . . because the Chief Justice will not obey this order, he may well be found in contempt of court and jailed or fined. (In the order handed down today, the Eleventh Circuit Court anticipates Moore's refusal to comply and threatens a $5,000 per day fine to be levied against the Chief Justice in his official capacity). . . There are other possibilities as well. . .
Full story: visionforum.com
Comment: Lurking unseen are "Jewish" lawyers Morris Dees and Richard Cohen for the Jewish 'front' organization the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The Great Numbers Game
Livor mortis is bright red in cases of hydrocyanide poisoning. Many large piles of corpses have been shown repeatedly since the war to falsely condemn Germany, but it has NOT even been claimed once that any of the corpses were RED in color. (Friedrich Paul Berg, Nazi Gassings Never Happened)! In 1945, the advancing Soviet army seized all of the official records of the SS camp system located at Oranienbaum north of Berlin. These records, which became public after the fall of the Communist system, are the monthly reports of all the camps from 1935 through to the beginning of 1945. Every month, the camp commandants made full reports to the camp administration headquarters. These reports were also sent by radio to Berlin and duly intercepted by British Intelligence listening posts. These written reports contain the monthly figures of all inmates in the camps; those who entered, those who died and those who were transferred. The reports were broken down by age, sex, ethnic origins and the offense for which each inmate was incarcerated. Since Auschwitz is the camp singled out as the "Death Camp," the following figures taken directly from the original German documents paint a picture contradicting the common belief.
Records of the German Reichsbann or State Railway System, now in the German State Archives in Koblenz, Germany, dovetail precisely with the official SS camp records and fully support these figures.
British Intelligence intercepts, specifically from Auschwitz, also support the official German records which show with great clarity that there were indeed massive death tolls of all classes of inmates at the camp but that almost all of them were caused by raging typhus epidemics and none by gassing.
- Total Jews in Auschwitz: 1941-1944 173,000
- Total number of inmates in Auschwitz: 1940-1944 334,785
- Total deaths by typhus in Auschwitz: 1941-1944 103,429
- Total Jewish deaths by typhus in Auschwitz: 1942-1944 58,331
- Total non-Jewish deaths by typhus in Auschwitz: 1940-1944 45,207
- Deaths by natural causes: 1940-1944 4,354
- Total transferred from Auschwitz: 1940-1944 121,513
- Total number Jews transferred from Auschwitz: 1941-1944 100,743
- Total number of inmates executed: 1,616
- Total Jews executed: 114
When the SS evacuated the Auschwitz work camp at the end of December, 1944, they left a large number of prisoners behind. Many of these were too old or too sick to travel and they were left in their barracks, guarded by a Polish militia that had been raised earlier by Hans Frank, the head of the Government General (as occupied Poland was termed by the Germans). With the approach of the Soviet army in early 1945, these Polish guards indiscriminately attacked the barracks with the prisoners inside, using hand grenades and machine guns.
Although exact figures are not available, several existing Soviet military reports put the death toll between 7,000 and 10,000. Former members of the Polish militia have claimed that many of the dead were shot down by Russian troops as they attempted to exit the liberated camp. Full story: tbrnews.org biblebelievers.org.au
BIS/IMF and Israel/US have Persuasive Ways
Verifiable claims state the US Embassy and others in Indonesia had advance knowledge of the explosion inside the Marriott Hotel, and took avoidance measures. Sky News has a man in Jakarta who interviewed hotel senior management, then reported, "Hotel bosses said staff and guests had been evacuated before the blast, which happened during the busy lunch hour".
Every country has a central bank which controls their monetary system. If a country is not doing the will of the international bankers who own or control these generally private corporations, they can simultaneously sell that country's currency to bring it to heel. The real reason for the Asian Financial Crisis in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Korea was that they wanted to maintain their economic sovereignty. The bank which oversees all of the world's central banks is the Bank for International Settlements. According to Bill Clinton's mentor, Dr. Carroll Quigley, who wrote Tragedy and Hope:
"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole . . . The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds' central banks which were themselves private corporations" (Joan Veon, The United Nations, Global Straitjacket, p. 182).
The bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta this week, like the Bali bombing, might be a gentle signal to the government of Indonesia, which is planning to exit their International Monetary Fund program later this year, to 'please reconsider'. Once the IMF, World Bank and BIS are empowered to take a greater hold over international currency markets, nations will lose economic sovereignty.
Terrorist events are planned and executed to change laws and further integrate the world. Was this another micro-nuke from Israel's Dimona nuclear facility in the Negev desert like that used in the Bali bombing (249)?
Full story: joevialls.co.uk
Cheney's Energy Task Force
Washington Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that documents turned over by the Commerce Department under court order as a result of Judicial Watch's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit concerning the activities of the Cheney Energy Task Force, contain a map of Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as two charts detailing Iraqi oil and gas projects, and "Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts." The documents, which are dated March 2001, show "Potential Suitors" for Iraqi Oil at a time in 2001 when there couldn't legally be such suitors because of the sanctions.
Full story: judicialwatch.org judicialwatch.org
A Chance to see Mars
By Donald Parnell
The Lord Jesus reveals prophecy in the heavens before we see it come to pass on earth (Psalm 19:1-6). William Branham said, "Here is the plan of it: the first thing happens, there is an announcement in the heavens first" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 124:4).
August 7, 2003 (AP) Never again in your (or my) lifetime will the Red Planet be so spectacular. This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars, an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.
Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years but it may be as long as 60,000 years. The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification, Mars will look as large as the moon to the naked eye.
Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August, Mars will rise in the east at 10.00pm and reach its azimuth at about 3.00am. But by the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30am. That's pretty convenient when it comes to seeing something that no human has seen in recorded history.
So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month. Share this! No one alive today will ever see this again. Full story: urbanlegends plus.maths.org
Comment: Mars is known as the Red Planet. Edom is also red, and Edom is Jewry. Communism is red, and as the rabbis declare, "Marxism is Judaism." As God raised up Nebuchadnezzar to destroy apostate Judah, He has raised up Communism to destroy the apostate Judaeo-Roman Catholic church which Jesus described as a "woman dressed in purple and scarlet" riding upon or controlling "a scarlet colored beast."
"The great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads" is the revived holy Roman empire that will rule the coming totalitarian new world order, persecuting the 144,000 elect Israelites and all of the "saved" unto death when the physical and spiritual Serpent's seed engage in all out war against the seed of Adam and of God (Genesis 27:39-41; Daniel 11:33 12:13; Revelation 12:7-17; study the series, Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent).
Rothschilds bear the title "Guardians of the Vatican Treasury." The Vatican Treasury, of course, holds the imperial wealth of Rome. Imperial wealth grows in proportion to its victories in waras the Jesuit empowerment Regimini militantis ecclesiae implies, the Church-at-War is more necessary than the Church-at-Peace.
According to H. Russell Robinson's illustrated Armour of Imperial Rome, Caesarean soldiers protected themselves in battle with shields painted red. Since the soldiery is the State's most valuable resource (the Council of Trent admitted this in preferring the Jesuits to all other religious orders), it is easy to understand why the red shield was identified with the very life of the church. Hence, the appropriateness of the name Rothschild, German for "red shield." The appointment of Rothschild gave the black papacy absolute financial privacy and secrecy. Who would ever search a family of orthodox Jews for the key to the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church? I believe this appointment explains why the House of Rothschild is famous for helping nations go to war. It is fascinating that, as Meyer Rothschild's sons grew into the family business, the firm took on the title Meyer Amschel Rothschild und Sohne, which gives us the notariqon MARS. Isn't Mars the Roman God of War, whose heavenly manifestation is 'the red planet'? There is powerful cabalah here, and there's hardly an acre of inhabitable earth that hasn't been affected by it in some way (T. Saussy, Rulers of Evil, p. 160-161).
Now you know why the insignia of today's Salvation Army (so-called) is a Red Shield, and you know its real commander-in-chief.
Mars was the god of war in Roman mythology and was considered to have fathered Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome. Originally, Mars was a god of farmland and fertility. The month of March, the beginning of the Roman growing season, was named after him. Since ancient times, the area enclosed by a bend in the Tiber River has been called the field of Mars.
The United States of America is the image to the beast of Imperial Rome as the (once) Protestant churches are the image to the beast of Papal Rome. The land known today as the District of Columbia bore the name "Rome" in 1663 property records; and the branch of the Potomac River that bordered "Rome" on the south was called "Tiber" (Scharf, History of Western Maryland, Baltimore (1882), p. 27-30; Catholic Encyclopedia (1902), Daniel Carroll).
Firstly, everyone should try to see this sign in the heavens. Secondly, we all know that Mars is the god of War and that Earth is catching up with Mars in the orbital cycle! This is a prophecy, and as the Prophet told us, there is a Third World War coming. Earth is catching up with the fulfillment of prophecies, and "as it was in the days of Sodom," the war is in the 'air'! The two planets will be closest together this month, showing the upcoming spirit of war and how the god of war, (Satan) will influence the night-time or great tribulation of the Earth.
The Bride understands who she is . . . Now the heavens declare that our revelation is tugging, pulling the prophecies to fulfillment as it moves the god of War into its position. This is how the Earth is to be cleansed for the millennium, and it is being declared in the heavens!
The planet Mars will be the brightest in the sky next to the Moon (which types the Bride). Mars will overtake all other planets in the night (tribulation period). However, the Bride will not be overtaken by the god of War as she will pass through the veil when Mars comes close to her and tries to devour her Light. The Bride will not worship the beast as she is in the Lamb's Book of Life and will go to the wedding supper. Mars will take over all other planets and complete the night cycle of destruction by war in the tribulation period.
Science does not know the last time this happened in the heavens. If you want to know the truth of the matter, this orbit came into cycle about 4,000 years ago when the Earth was destroyed by nuclear war following Noah's ministry. The god of War brought havoc to Earth in that day, and "as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the Coming of the Son of Man!"
Mars will be easy to spot! The god of War will influence the revived Holy Roman Empire and her pontiff. He will use the military might of America and overtake the Middle East. The influence of the Devil as the god of War will culminate in the battle of Armageddon; Mars kills everything before the Millennium. Only the brightness of the Bride will remain beyond his influence.
And may I say that the last statement in the Press report is so true! No one alive today will ever see this phenomenon again. The battle of Armageddon will wipe off the whole face of the earth and send most of them into the other dimensions until after Christ's thousand-year reign. Yes, we are very close! Even the heavens are declaring God's handiwork as He moves us to the Wedding Supper and permits the god of War to ravish the earth.
Author: Brother Don Parnell Fairborn Community Tabernacle
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
John 12:20-26, "There were certain Greek proselytes to Yahweh Torah among the Israelites that came up to Jerusalem to worship at the feast of the Passover: and they approached Philip who was of Bethsaida in Galilee and desired him, saying, Sir, we wish to see Jesus [who may at that time have been in a part of the temple to which Gentile proselytes had no access]".
Philip came and told Andrew his fellow townsman, and together they told Jesus. But Jesus answered them, saying, the hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified".
[They would like to see Me would they? Yet a little while and the middle wall of partitionthe Lawthat keeps them out from the commonwealth of Israel will be broken down, "and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, shall draw all men unto Me." Then they shall see Me glorified as they could not imagine now. As it was His death and resurrection to which He sublimely and delicately alluded. And lost in the scenes of triumph which this desire of the Greeks to see Him called up to His imagination, He gives no direct answer to their petition for an interview but sees the cross which was to bring them gilded with glory. For these men from the West who come to the cross of the King, represent at the end of Christ's life, what the wise men from the East represented at its beginning when they came to His manger].
"Most assuredly, I say to you, except a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone: but if it dies, it produces much grain".
[The necessity of His death is here brightly expressed, and its fruit, Life from the dead, so beautifully portrayed by imagery from the vegetable kingdom. Jesus doubtless spoke these Words to explain that His death would be the hour of His glorification, and to sustain His own Spirit under the agitation which was coming over it in anticipation of that death].
"He that loves his life will lose it; and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal Life".
[God became Man in Christ to show by example that the fruit of death is eternal Life if that death was preceded by the self-renunciation of worldly pleasures to give pre-eminence to the Word and will of God by faith. A life lived by the Word is the Word expressed so that God and the soul that is joined together with Him is one Spirit (I Corinthians 6:17). Conversely, self-preservation proceeds to self-destruction. So the very utterance of this principle on this occasion served to sustain His own Spirit in the double prospect to which He had just alluded].
"If anyone serves Me let him follow Me; and where I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves me, him will My Father honour".
Jesus claims the same absolute subjection and honor to Himself as He yielded to the Father. As shown by the law of reproduction, His glorification will be multiplied in the glorification of the true Churchthe revelation of Jesus Christ made manifest in the individual Members of His Bride.
When His disciples asked, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" Jesus said, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons which the Father has put in His own hands" (Acts 1:6-7). "No man knows that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only" (Matthew 24:36).
But after His death, burial, resurrection and ascent to Glory He received from God this Message of His incarnation into His multiplied grain Body through the Ages of mediation for PART-Word"precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, and there a little," until His end-time Bride with the fullness of the Word matures into the unity of the faith unto the stature of the perfect Man to share a thousand years of peace at His Coming again in the restored kingdom of Israel.
So although the Book of Revelation speaks of our Lord's deity, it prophesies the future revelation of Himself manifest in the members of His Body during seven Church Ages that were to come, culminating in this present Bride Age. It foretells the history of the increase of the grain of wheat that fell into the ground and died in order to reproduce itself in the Bride Tree, and the time of the harvest.
Revelation 1:1-2, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel [William Branham] to His servant John , who bore record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw [in the visions]".
The word "angel" means messenger; this angel was William Branham the prophet-messenger to the Laodicean (or Pentecostal) Church Age, the only man to whom the Lord Jesus delivered the revelation first hand. John represents the end-time Bride caught up in the Spirit into the Lord's Day in a series of visions wherein he saw and heard Brother Branham revealing these mysteries as Jesus opened the Seven Seals and unfolded their mysteries to him from March 17, 1963 until his death in 1965.
We know this "angel" was the prophet-messenger to the Laodicean Church Age because the Book was sealed to the time of the end and "in the days of the Message of the seventh angel the mystery of God would be finished" (Daniel 12:4, 9; Acts 3:21; Revelation 10:1-7). We know when "the mystery of God was finished" since we have it on audio cassette, CD and in transcripts. Therefore we also know precisely when "the time of the end" began and these Scriptures were fulfilled.
At the conclusion of the visions their mediators appear once more to tie the whole back to the initial blessing promised to those who "read aloud and all those who hear and understand the Words of this prophecy, and keep those things that are written therein: for the time is at hand" to reveal those mysteries in their season and impart the Abrahamic blessing to the saints as succeeding Church Ages unfold their peculiar mysteries (Revelation 1:3). There was a different portion of Word revealed to each Age as the Body grew. Now after the Seals have been opened and revealed to John, who signifies Christ's end-time Bride, the angel tells us not to re-Seal the Book because God has commanded us to unite with and declare its Message "to many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings" (Revelation 10:8-11). As the mystery of God was finished by this revelation, Death the rider of the pale coloured horse are in the land and we are nearing the consummation of the natural order, and a curse rests on any that would add to or take from it (Revelation 22:17-19).
Revelation 22:6-10, "The angel [William Branham] said to me . . . [insert your name] . . . These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants [the New Testament saints] the things which must shortly take place. Behold, I am coming quickly: blessed is he who keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this Book."
"Now I . . . [insert your name] . . . saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, see that you do it not: for I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of them who keep the Words of this Book: worship God. And he said to me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this Book: for the end of the Gentile dispensation is near" when, like Esau, they will come to a place of no more repentance (verses 11-12).
Such was the Presence of the Supernatural in Brother Branham's ministry, this Scripture was fulfilled when misguided followers of the Message confused the seventh angel of Revelation 19:10 and 22:8 with the Covenant Angel of Revelation 1:17 impersonated in His Church. Among themselves they had actually worshipped the prophet causing him to suspend his ministry and leave the field until such time as they repented.
Revelation 1:4, "John to the seven Churches which are in Asia: Grace to you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne".
This is a form of describing the unchangeable nature of Jehovah, the "I Am" or self-existing One of Exodus 3:14 is here revealed in the Coming Son. Jesus was the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee; He is the High Priest of our profession; and is to come as King in the Millennium. His Adversary and impersonator in Revelation 17:8 "was, and is not; and will ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is".
Jesus fulfills three major Offices or dispensation claims like Father, Son and Holy Ghost: on earth He was Son of man the Prophet; in Glory He is Son of God the Priest, and He will return for the Millennium as Son of David, Israel's King. In Revelation 15:3, Israel's purged and regenerated 144,000 acknowledge Him as "Lord God Almighty," and "King of saints"what He is now to His end-time Bride.
The "seven Spirits which are before His throne," are seven portions of the One Spirit of God that inspired the messengers to preach the present Truth to quicken the Church Age saints predestinated to only PART-Word and a Mediator. But it took the fullness of the Spirit on the fullness of the Word to reveal the mysteries of the Seals and introduce Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to us.
This Book was sealed to the time of the end when it would be revealed to Christ's end-time Bride and only to her as it is written for a prophetic class of people, an election predestined to grow into the unity of the faith, manifest the Sons of God, and change in the atoms without death. Peter said, "every soul who will not hear the Prophet Jesus sends with the fullness of the Word spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the world began shall be utterly destroyed from among the people," or cast into the tribulation (Acts 3:21-23; Malachi 4:6; Revelation 22:17-19).
So, if you are in the faith you may give them the 'Word test' and discern whether they are believers, make-believers, or un-believers. If they are His sheep, they will receive the present Truth and correction. Christ is no longer a Mediator, we live in the days of the Absolute when nothing can be added to or taken from the perfect understanding of the revealed Word of God.
Worldly denominational churches have put out so much of the Spirit or Word that Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches will shortly unite against the Word as happened at the First Nicene Council and they will also reunite with the State to force Rome's totalitarian one world government.
The Passion is the culmination of film maker and Traditional Catholic Mel Gibson's artistic work. The Zionists are creating quite a stir because this film is uniting Protestants and Catholics and opening the eyes of Christians everywhere to the horrors of World Zionism. Leading the charge are their most sinister Zionist political organizations including the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Southern Poverty Law Center. With related groups they operate as satanic tools to destroy Christian culture, promoting abortion, homosexuality, prostitution, hedonism, gambling, miscegenation, tasteless art, immoral or amoral entertainment and anti-Christian practices abhorrent to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, pervading homes and polluting minds.
Since Rome's daughters are returning under her wing, are her Tribal controllers here employing a Hegelian controversy to direct the misguided zeal of nominal Protestants to serve their evil purposes in the prophesied concession to reunion with Rome? Is this what the Anglican church that installs homosexual bishops calls 'unity in diversity'?
Those Churches in Asia Minor were typical of seven future Church Ages of the Gentile dispensation which is the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal feast with its seven sabbaths. The Churches named ceased to exist perhaps eighteen hundred years ago. Revelation 4, 5 and 10:1-7 promised Christ's return immediately after the apostasy of Laodicea and He did not return when the Church in Laodicea closed its doors. However after the end of the Laodicean Church Age in 1963, the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to Earth in W_O_R_D form.
God 'winked' at denominational guesswork during the Church Ages when Christ was a Mediator, receiving the revelation of the Word for the hour and placing ignorance under the Blood. Since "that which is perfect," the fullness of the Word has come through the revelation of the Seven Seals, Christ is no longer a Mediator (Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7).
Christ is building His Church on faith: as He told Peter: Spiritual revelation of the Word, not "flesh and blood" guesswork. Were church attendance, making sacrifices, prayer and worship all God required He would have been unjust to have condemned Cain, to reject Israel after Calvary, and to anathematize the Roman Catholic church.
He is building His Church on the doctrine or understanding of the apostles and prophets, which is the mind of Christ. Faith does not change, and the true Church of Jesus Christ manifesting the demonstrated power of the Holy Ghost does not change. Jesus said, "He that believes on Me the [same] works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to My Father" (John 14:12). That confirms Mark 16:15-18 which some say is not inspired.
Not only will the Church do the same works Jesus did, they will do more, because He has gone to the Father and sent us another Comforter: Himself in the form of the Holy Spirit, who will never leave us but will multiply the works He once did in One Man through the many-membered Body of His Bride. The "greater works" is speaking Life through the Body by virtue of the fact Jesus was raised for our justification, and "more" Supernatural signs and wonders now manifest "in all the world".
Revelation 1:5-6, "Grace to you and peace . . . from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince [or ruler] of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen".
Jesus was the faithful witness because He spoke only what He heard from the Father without respect of persons and was a martyr to His testimony. The Father confirmed the truth Jesus taught in Words with signs following, and justified His testimony in that He raised Jesus as the first begotten to eternal Life from among the dead (Psalm 2:7).
When Adam crossed the time line and the Life line to redeem his wife, God came Himself in the flesh of Jesus Christ to loose us from our sins and redeem us by the blood of God. Jesus was not a second or third person but the One Person of God manifest in flesh to take away the sins of the world, something natural lambs could never do since they are not kin to man and have no soul that can come back upon a man.
What was the blood of God? It was not the blood of Mary but His manifested Word. We are loosed from our sins and this earth by the revealed Word of God, baptized into Christ, and made kings and priests to His God and Father, Who is our God and Father. Whatsoever we bind or loose on earth by faith in the revealed Word, God will confirm: bind or loose in heaven, because we have the mind of Christ which is the Word of God and It shall not return to Him void but accomplish that for which it was sent.
We have discussed "He which is, and which was," now let us examine "He which is to come." Revelation 1:7, "Behold, He comes with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, even they who pierced Him: and all kindreds of the Earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen".
The "Even so" is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew "Amen," meaning 'So may it be,' and indicating that in Christ the middle wall of partition has been broken down, so there is neither Gentile nor Judean in Christ for we are all One.
This Coming is universal. But no man can appear universally. This is the Christ's 'parousia' Coming in Word form before the eyes of faith or understanding to three different groups of people at three separate times. This is not an atmospheric cloud but a Cloud of Glory: the Shekinah or appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord that overshadowed Jesus on mount Transfiguration.
The first group who "see" Him is the Bride of Christ. We "see" Him in the "shout" of the Message of God's prophet which awakens and calls the wise and foolish virgin out from worldly denominationalism and quickens the wise virgin to eternal Life (I Thessalonians 4:16; Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4). We see Him by faith and not by sight. We do not see His glorified physical Being until the Wedding Supper in the Air. His precious feet will not touch this Earth until after the destruction of all life, then the saints of all Ages will return with Him for a thousand years of peace (Malachi 4:1-3).
Three and a half years after the first resurrection and translation "they who pierced Him," the 144,000 elect Israelites will "see" Him by faith, not by sight, when they catch the revelation of Zechariah 12:9 13:9. "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem . . . And one shall say to Him, What are these wounds in Your hands? Then He will answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of My friends . . ."
Once the elect Israelites have been born-again the foolish virgin and other classes of "the saved" will realize they have missed the full atonement, and along with the 144,000 must surrender their lives in martyrdom by the false church in order to retain their part in the Book of Life.
The final revelation in these first eight verses confirms the greatest revelation of all and the object of this Book, namely that Jesus of the New Testament is Jehovah of the Old manifest in flesh to redeem Adam's fallen race. Revelation 1:8, "I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty".
Christ is the Logos at the Beginning, and the Logos at the End. The unchanging I Am of Exodus 3:14; Malachi 3:6, and Hebrews 4:12. The end of our dispensation and day of our redemption is at hand, the apostolic faith has been restored. Jesus Christ is the mystery of God revealed. nl285.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.