Bible Believers' Newsletter 296
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
American poetess Emily Dickinson wrote in secret and lived in seclusion, seldom leaving her home or even the privacy of her room. Her aim was to sanctify her life to Christ but when the theories of speculators like Charles Darwin became fashionable, her intellectual reason stole her intellectual belief and she became a secular recluse. Her sad experience is reflected in this untitled poem which expresses the aimless wanderings of the majority of nominal Christians who like Miss. Dickinson, are without faith and without hope today.
Those dying then,
Knew where they went
They went to God's Right Hand
That Hand is amputated now
And God cannot be found
The abdication of Belief
Makes the Behavior small
Better an ignis fatuus
Than no illume at all
Praise God for the prophet who brought us Light in the evening time. God's hand is not shortened and His arm is revealed in the opening of the Seven Seals. Emily Dickinson did not find God, but He can be found in His Word and His appearing is its manifestation; so prove all things, hold fast that which is good, for without a clear understanding of your day and its Message it is impossible to please God.
In this Newsletter we will study God's throne guards that have defended the Presence from the insidious attacks of Satan and his children throughout the Gentile dispensation.
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.
Mahathir: the Status of Islam in the Modern World
Having read Dr. Mahathir's speech I agree with everything he said except the holocaust baloney. He said nothing that any reasonable person could regard as antisemitic. The sycophants and jelly fish that fly to the Jew's defense merely prove the correctness of Mahathir's words.
It is a model of moderation and reason . . . a speech to Muslims on how their religion has degenerated into squabbling sects that eschew science and technology. It is a speech that decries suicide bombings and asks for benevolence toward those non-Muslims who offer peace treaties. There is much wisdom in this reformer's jeremiad. He has been the victim of selective quoting out of contextthe old liar's trickin order to make him appear as a "rabid anti-Semite."
Just to show how crooked they are, it should be noted that the Zionist media omitted all mention of the following gracious statement from point #42 in the Prime Minister's speech: "Even among the Jews there are many who do not approve of what the Israelis are doing."
The Malaysian leader spoke frankly to an international gathering of his co-religionists, as Judaic leaders do at their gatherings. The Prime Minister is correct in his observations about Judaic supremacy: no other religion may speak freely; only the rabbis may speak freely. Hence, the Judeo-Western censure against Mahathir bin Mohammed for daring to utter truths about the power of Judaism in the world proves his point: Habent sua fata libelli.
What the Judaic West is dictating to Malaysia is the fiat that even in a conference called for Muslims by Muslims, the speaker's orations must first be vetted by a rabbinic censor. In other words, the Malays are little more than colored children who must be led by the hand by the Grand Rabbis in the direction the rabbis deem correct. Any defiance is met with thundering denunciations from the divinely-instituted Bush White House.
Rabbi Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a seasoned liar, declared that the Malaysian leader's speech will lead to violence against Jews. Cooper would have to know, if he read the text of the speech, that Dr. Mahathir was counseling precisely the oppositein favor of brain over brawn and in opposition to terrorism and violence.
But Rabbi Cooper also knows that the AP and the rest of the Establishment media would not counter his lie, but instead amplify it. The best antidote to this Zionist liars' carnival is to distribute the actual text of the speech in question (Michael Hoffman). Full story: Full text of Speech John Howard plays the Jews' game Mahathir affirms Jewish arrogance Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri joined standing ovation
Jews in Support of Malaysian PM's Comments
As a Jew myself (but opposed to Zionism) I need no encouragement from Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammed to observe what should be obvious to the blatant eye: Namely that Jews effectively rule US foreign policy and thus determine to a great extent the conduct of most countries. If an empirical observation is defined as "anti Semitism", then this would apply also to any other empirical observation, whatever its nature. When I say "the sun shines today", it would also amount to "antisemitism" and you will find people dispute whether the existence of an undetermined number of clouds, sometimes hiding the sun, invalidate the proposition. So it is with the proposition that Jews control the world. Surely they do not control every single action; surely it does not mean that every Jew participates in the "control". But for all practical purposes the proposition holds. The very fact that a mere statement of this type causes outrage in the chancelleries of the most powerful nations (while the death of half a million children in Iraq between 1990 and 2001 has not), the fact that dozens of nations could change by 180 degrees their opinion of what Zionism is (in 1975 they adopted a UNGA resolution that Zionism is a form of racism whereas after the demise of the Soviet Union they simply, and without any arguments rescinded that resolution), the fact that to obtain US credits one country after the other takes up diplomatic relations with the State of Israel and shows great "sympathy" to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, the fact that in order to be voted into the Congress, an American must demonstrate his or her allegiance to the State of Israel, all of these and many more facts demonstrate that the Jews indeed have the power referred to by the Malaysian PM.
This observation has nothing to do neither with the exotic Protocols of the Elders of Zion nor with esoteric interpretations of the Talmud. It is based on publicly available evidence and has little to do with conspiracy theories. Why Jews wield such power is again another question. Perhaps because Jews emphasize so much education, perhaps because Jews feel solidarity with each other and care much more for their "nation" than many others.
Mahathir has neither asked to discriminate against Jews, let alone to kill Jews. It is shameful to equate him to the Hitlerites. He urges Muslims to fight Jews by adopting modern methods, technology and educate themselves, in other words to surpass Jews in excellence. What's wrong with that? By this he is doing service to the Muslims (over 1 Billion people) and to humanity. Jews must know their place and content themselves with influence derived from their small number. Jews must learn some humility. . . (Elias Davidsson) His New Career
Traces of Poison
Soon after the poisoning of Acre and Gaza, Ben Gurion launched a crash project to develop "a cheap non-conventional capability" in 1955. Why the rush? As Cohen reports, Munya Mardor, the founder of Israel's Weapons Development Authority (RAFAEL), says that Ben Gurion was "evidently concerned that we would not meet the deadline he had set, worrying that the enemy would have such capability and we would have nothing to deter or retaliate." It turned out that the rush was to meet the deadline for the Suez Tripartite Aggression of 1956. Ben Gurion was prepared to bomb Egypt with biological weapons if his campaign failed . . .
In addition to the numerous press and human rights reports, convulsing poison gas victims in Khan Younis were filmed by the American filmmaker James Longley, in a documentary that "pushes the viewer headlong into the tumult of the Israeli-occupied Gaza." Longley compiled a 43-page document of interviews with 19 gas victims, their relatives, nurses and doctors.
With this background, it seems a mockery of justice to dispatch hundreds of inspectors to destroyed workshops and private homes in Iraq, while huge tons of weapons of mass destruction are staring them in the eye in Israel. Perhaps the 10 million people in 600 cities around the world who demonstrated against the war on Iraq on 15 and 16 February were trying to point out this irony in refusing this war. Some placards said so in clear terms. Full story: Israeli warfare methods
A Serious Look at the Powerful Jewish Lobby
October 16, 2003 For decades Israel has violated well established precepts of international law and defied numerous United Nations resolutions in its occupation of conquered lands, in extra-judicial killings, and in its repeated acts of military aggression.
Most of the world regards Israel's policies, and especially its oppression of Palestinians, as outrageous and criminal. This international consensus is reflected, for example, in numerous UN resolutions condemning Israel that have been approved with overwhelming majorities.
"The whole world," United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan recently said, "is demanding that Israel withdraw [from occupied Palestinian territories]. I don't think the whole world . . . can be wrong." Full story: rense.com
Comment: The same dangerous hypocrite also said, "A world government can intervene militarily in the internal affairs of any nation when it disapproves of their activities".
Press Conference with Dr Mustafa Barghouthi
October 16, 2003 Between the 29th of September 2000 and the 14th of October 2003, 2,654 Palestinians have been killed. Of this figure, 493 were childrenone in every five killed was a child aged 17 years or younger. 47,000 have been injured. Of this, 2,500 will be permanently disabled, 500 of who are children. 100 children have lost their eyes due to being shot with rubber bullets. 279 people have been killed by Israeli assassinations132 were civilian bystanders and of this 32 were children and 25 were women.
In October 2003, Israeli occupation forces reinvaded Rafah (Gaza Strip) leaving 8 people dead; 114 destroyed refugee shelters; 117 damaged buildings; 120 demolished houses; and 1,240 homeless. One of the youngest killed was 15 year old Sami Salahshrapnel ripped his head off his body. This recent attack on Rafah has brought the total number made homeless in Rafah, since the start of the second Intifada, to 7,523. In the whole of the Gaza Strip, 11,987 have been made homeless.
There are now 482 Israeli military checkpoints across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, dividing the West Bank into 300 clusters and Gaza Strip into 4 pieces. The checkpoints have resulted in 82 Palestinians dying because they have not been allowed to pass through to access medical care. Of this figure, 27 were children. 52 women have given birth at checkpoints resulting in the deaths of 17 new-born babies. Together with closures and checkpoints, curfews have imprisoned more than 2 million people in their homes. Full story: Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi View pictures palestinemonitor informationclearinghouse.info
Comment: "We had a great nation; but she is now rottening and crumbling and shaking and giving away, and trying to tax people to get money to send over yonder to buy friendship with our enemies. They're throwing it back in our face. One world war, two world wars, and still moving on to a third one" (William Branham, This Day this Scripture is Fulfilled, p. 18:7).
What country receives the lion's share of US aid? Which people conceived Communism and Nazism, planned, financed and managed both sides in World Wars I and II? Who is the enemy that rules America, and throws US Aid back in her face in the form of bribes and threats to Congressmen and Senators? . . . and was behind the coup of 9/11?
The Missing Wings
A clear and very definite distinction must be drawn between two aspects of any forensic or criminal investigation: What did not happen and what did happen. The foregoing analysis shows as clearly as we can state the case, that no Boeing 757 struck the Pentagon that day . . .
The main burden of this article has been to demonstrate conclusively that the debris found outside the Pentagon is inconsistent with the impact of a Boeing 757 or any aircraft of comparable dimensions. In particular, in the absence of some agency (possibly unknown to physical science) that removed the wings, there is no way to avoid the conclusion that the wings (and therefore the aircraft) were never present in the first place. In this case, no Boeing 757 struck the Pentagon building on the morning of September 11, 2001. Full story: physics911.org
Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy, buy One get One Free
In these times, when we have to race to keep abreast of the speed at which our freedoms are being snatched from us, and when few can afford the luxury of retreating from the streets for a while in order to return with an exquisite, fully formed political thesis replete with footnotes and references, what profound gift can I offer you tonight?
As we lurch from crisis to crisis, beamed directly into our brains by satellite TV, we have to think on our feet. On the move. We enter histories through the rubble of war. Ruined cities, parched fields, shrinking forests, and dying rivers are our archives. Craters left by daisy cutters, our libraries.
So what can I offer you tonight? Some uncomfortable thoughts about money, war, empire, racism, and democracy. Some worries that flit around my brain like a family of persistent moths that keep me awake at night. Full story: Arundhati Roy Liberating Iraq
The New Great Game
Today, the Americans are still there and many of the tents have been replaced by concrete buildings. Bush has used his massive military build-up in Central Asia to seal the cold war victory against Russia, to contain Chinese influence and to tighten the noose around Iran. Most importantly, however, Washingtonsupported by the Blair governmentis exploiting the "war on terror" to further American oil interests in the Caspian region. But this geopolitical gamble involving thuggish dictators and corrupt Saudi oil sheiks is only likely to produce more terrorists. Full story: New Great Game
The First Seal Part II
"Godliness with contentment is great gain." So do not strive for high office, prestige or wealth "for those whose desire is to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and total loss. For the love of money is the root of all evil: it is through this craving that some have strayed from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows . . . fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal Life" and "keep all of God's precepts beyond reproach until the appearing [Gk. 'epiphanaea' brightness, shining forth] of our Lord Jesus Christ [as in the first and second "pulls" of Brother Branham's ministry]: which in His times [after the seven Church Ages (Ephesians 1:10; Revelation 4:1; 10:6)] He will make known the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords; Who alone possesses immortality [in His own essence, to be out of whom is death (I John 5:11-12), dwelling in unapproachable Light (John 1:4); whom no man has seen, or can see: to whom be honour and dominion forever. Amen" (I Timothy 6:1-16).
Testifying before the elders, Christ fulfilled His duty as Kinsman Redeemer so that when He came forth at the Seventh Seal He was no longer our Mediator, but our King whose subjects are His redeemed. As the Holy Spirit manifest visibly in flesh as the Son He alone had immortality to impart eternal Life (John 5:26). We His Brothers could not come before Him until He had claimed the Scroll or Title Deed to redemption. Then we crowned Him King of kings and Lord of Lords by our revelation; and He sat down in the Judgment Seat surrounded by the horizontal rainbow or Shekinah as Judge of all who have rejected His Message (Revelation 4, 5).
The Bible is the story of the invisible God changing His form or unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts into the glorified and visible flesh of His Family for fellowship throughout eternity. As Jesus Christ is "the beginning of the creation of God" 2,000 years ago, His Bride is the continuation of the same creation (Hebrews 2:10-12).
The seventh unwritten Seal is the exposition of the six written Seals which was hidden under Old Testament symbols. It is the mystery of the Seven Thunders John was forbidden to write. Taking the Scroll from the hands of God, Jesus broke the Seals and revealed them to Brother Branham. He signified them to John, representing Christ's end-time Bride caught up in the Spirit into the Lord's Day (Revelation 1:1, 10; 10:1-7).
Zechariah 14:7 and Matthew 24:27 speak of the 'epiphanaea' or appearance of Christ in the shining forth of "Light [on the Word] in the evening time:" the same Light that rose in Jerusalem in the East was restored in the West at the 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man just before the close of our dispensation (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11). He is Alpha and Omega, the unadulterated Word at the beginning and the fullness of the Word at the endthe Kingdom of God that comes not by observation, but is a revelation in you (Matthew 24:23-27; Luke 17:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:16a).
The ministry of the seventh angel is to preach the Seven Seals Christ has opened, and reveal their mystery to those with eyes that can see and ears that can hear the "shout" of the 'rapture'.
Revelation 6:1-2, "I saw when the Lamb opened one of the Seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a Voice of thunder, 'Come.' And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given to him: and he came forth conquering, and that he might conquer".
These four living creatures are God's throne guards that have kept the way to the Tree of Life since He stationed them at the Eastern gate of the Garden of Eden. When God abode in the Tabernacle in the wilderness they were represented by the four head tribes: Judah, with Issachar and Zebulon defended the East; Reuben, with Simeon and Gad protected the South; Ephraim, with Manasseh and Benjamin guarded the West; and Dan, with Asher and Naphtali protected the North (Numbers 2:3-31).
"The hanging of the gate of the outer court was needlework of blue . . . and their pillars were four" (Exodus 27:16; 38:18-19). The natural types the Spiritual and in the New Testament where "The temple of God is with men" the four pillars at the entrance are Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and their Gospels (Revelation 21:3, 14).
Revelation 3:12, "He who overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the Name of My God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new Name."
"He says that these in the Bride will be made pillars in the temple of God. But what is the temple of God? Jesus spoke of His body as being the temple. It was. It was the temple of God. But now that we are His Body, the true church is the temple of God by the Holy Ghost within us. Now He is going to make the overcomer a pillar in that temple. But what is a pillar? A pillar is actually a part of the foundation for it holds up the superstructure. Praise God, that puts the overcomer right in with the apostles and prophets, for it says in Ephesians 2:19-22, "Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the Lord: in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit."
Yes, verse 22 says that we are built together with them. Everything went through the Door (Jesus) and is a part of that body or temple. Now when God puts a man in the temple as a pillar and makes him a part of that foundation group what is He doing? He is giving him the revelation of the Word and of Himself, because that is exactly what the apostles and prophets had. Matthew 16:17. There he is in that Word. There he stands. No one can get him out" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 315:4).
Revelation 21:22, "And I saw no sanctuary therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the Holy Place and Holy of Holies of it." The Bride entering the four pillars became one with the temple of the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb, sealed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew represents the apostle, Mark represents the pastor, Luke represents the teacher, and John represents the evangelist and prophet. The Gospels of these four pillars of the faith were signified in Revelation 6 as four living creatures under whose anointings the Gentile Church is sealed into Christ. In the Spirit you will recognize how the unique nature of these five offices of ministry predominated in particular Church Ages under the first Four Seals as the Gospel traveled from the East to the West.
The only entrance into the Presence of the Tree of Life or Kingdom of God is to be born-again by one Spirit through the Gospel Message for your day (John 3:3). Matthew's Gospel guarded the approach from the East, symbolized by the living creature with the face of a Lion, the emblem of Judah. It was this living creature that announced the First Seal; thereunder the elect of Pentecost, Ephesus, Smyrna and Pergamos (which ended in AD606) were redeemed. The messengers to these three Church Ages, that comprised predominately Hebrew converts, were Paul, Irenaeus and Martin.
Brother Branham taught us that Satan began his incarnation from the antichrist spirit to the false prophet or Pope of Rome under the First Seal when the church was Jewish. And that after the Gentile dispensation He will be cast out of the heavens and incarnate the Pope of that church they established and who is thereafter called the beast (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 204:3). Then his people, bound by his power, will be given the strong delusion to believe the lie and be damned by it (II Thessalonians 2:1-12; Revelation 13:1-8; 17:1-11). The Gentile churches will do the killing after the New Testament saints go Home, just as the Hebrew churches committed the slaughter after the Old Testament saints went Home.
If you have studied the teaching sermons and previous issues of this Newsletter you will be familiar with my emphasis on the fact that the Roman Catholic church was organized by apostate "Jews" at the Hegelian set-up of the First Nicaea Council where Athanasius championed the Babylonian Trinity, changing the Romanized names of its gods to Father, Son and Holy Ghost as a thesis against the antithesis of Arius' Unitarian theory. Both doctrines were heretical. The objective of the Council was not to establish Truth but to paganize and destroy Christianity by establishing an official form of Roman Christianity under the State that would proscribe and stamp out genuine Christianity and Christians. This was the demonic purpose of the "Jews" and the political objective of Emperor Constantine. Rome was the sole Superpower of that day as her United States image is in this day. Satan and his children seek world hegemony behind any 'front'.
Satan is a deceiver. The Serpent's seed always works under another name and in a different occupation. The Roman Catholic church was at no time Christian. Talmudic Judaism and Roman Catholicism are Babylonian forms of pagan worship veiled in Biblical allegory and illustrated with Mosaic or Christian symbols. In the Pergamean Church Age, Satan's seat, which had relocated to Pergamum following the defeat of the Babylonian empire, moved once again, to Rome, where it is at this day (Revelation 2:13). The priest king Attalus III died without an heir in 133BC, having willed his kingdom to Rome, and in 63BC Julius Caesar became Pontiff Maximus of the Babylonian Religion.
In AD375, Gratian, who ruled from AD367-383, refused to wear the robe and assume the title Pontifex Maximus, determining to be an orthodox Christian Emperor. And in AD382 he ordered the great pagan ceremonies and sacrifices no longer defrayed at government expense (Cambridge Medieval History, Vol. I). According to Stevens' History it was when Gratian refused the title that Damasus, Bishop of Rome, through the influence of the monks of Mt. Carmel, a college of Babylonian religion originally founded by the priests of Jezebel, took the title Supreme Pontiff in 378, so that the head of the Babylonian order became ruler of the Roman church. Thus Satan united Rome and Babylon in one religious system as the Babylonian rites were introduced (Edward Gibbon, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire). Clearly, and despite claims by the Roman hierarchy, there were no prior popes other than Roman emperors such as Constantine.
In AD380 Theodosius' Edict was issued just after he was baptized by the First Roman Church. (The fifteen penal laws which this emperor issued in as many years deprived evangelicals of all right to the exercise of their religion, "excluded them from all civil offices, and threatened them with fines, confiscation, banishment and even in some cases with death." Luther asked, "How could the emperor gain the right to rule my faith?" And we are headed in this direction today). "We three emperors, will that our subjects steadfastly adhere to the religion which was taught by St. Peter (who was never in the City of Rome) to the Romans which has been faithfully preserved by Tradition (of Noetius and Callistus and Praxeas) and which is now professed by the pontiff, Damasus of Rome, and Peter, bishop of Alexandria, a man of apostolic holiness according to the institution of the Apostles, and the doctrine of the Gospel, let us believe in the one Godhead of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, of equal majesty in the Holy Trinity. We order that the adherents of this faith be called Catholic Christians; we brand all the senseless followers of the other religions with the infamous name of heretics, and forbid their conventicles assuming the name of churches. Besides the condemnation of divine justice, they must expect the heavy penalty which our authority, guided by heavenly wisdom, shall think proper to inflict" (Schaff's Nicene and Post-Nicene Christianity Vol. I, p. 142 b. Theodosius' Edict Enc. Britannica. p. 380 Vol. XIII "Heresy").
There is no record of a miracle being attributed to St. Augustine nor one performed by Damasus, but wonderful signs followed in the life of St. Martin of Tours, the "angel" to the Pergamean Church Age. He laid hands on the sick and they recovered, cast out demons, raised the dead, and were it not for the fact that he had such power with God, he too, would have been burned at the stake at the request of Damasus like many of his fellow bishops.
Martin was born in Hungary; however his life work was in France where he labored in and around Tours. He was the uncle of St. Patrick of Ireland whose real name was Sucat. The Light was moving westward and as it did so the percentage of Gentile converts was growing.
Guarding the way from the West was the Gospel of Mark, symbolized by the living creature with the face of an Ox, the emblem of Ephraim. This living creature announced the Second Seal which covered the period of the Thyatira Church Age (606-1520). The messenger was Columba who preached the pure Gospel and with his fellow workers spread the Light over the whole of Scotland, into Ireland and over Northern Europe. Like Patrick and Martin, Columba remained free from State patronage and withstood the church of Rome. Instead of attacking other religions his disciples taught the Truth, believing it was weapon enough to accomplish God's purpose.
Thyatira was the period known as the Dark Ages whose injustices began in the Pergamean Church Age by the persecutions and burnings of Augustine of Hippo (AD354-430), who having rejected the Holy Spirit, legalized murder. Augustine set forth the precept that the church ought and must use force if necessary to bring her children back into the fold, and that it was in harmony with the Word of God to kill the heretics and apostates. In his controversy with the Donatists he wrote . . . "It is indeed better that men should be led to worship God by teaching than that they should be driven to it by fear of punishment or pain, but it does not follow that because the former course produces the better men, therefore those who do not yield to it should be neglected. For many have found advantage (as we have proved and are daily proving by actual experience) in being first compelled by fear or pain, so that they might afterwards be influenced by teaching, so that they might follow out in act what they have already learned in word . . . whilst those are better who are guided aright by love, those are certainly more numerous who are corrected by fear. For who can possibly love us more than Christ, Who laid down His life for the sheep?"
"Yet after calling Peter and the other apostles by His words alone, when He came to summon Paul, He not only constrained him with His voice, but even dashed him to the earth with His power; and that He might forcibly bring one who is raging amidst the darkness of infidelity, to desire the light of the heart, He first struck him with physical blindness of the eyes. Why therefore should not the Church use force in compelling her lost sons to return? The Lord Himself said, 'Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in.' Wherefore if the power which the Church has received by divine appointment in its due season, through the religious character and faith of kings, be the instrument by which those who are found in the highways and hedgesthat is in heresies and schismsare compelled to come in, then let them not find fault with being compelled" (Nicene Fathers, Vol. 4 p. 642).
Neander, Mosheim and Waddington's church histories state that "the maxim which justified the chastisement of religious errors by civil penalties, even to burning was established and confirmed by the authority of Augustine and thus transmitted to the following ages" (Chambers Encyclopedia, 1894, Vol. I p. 405 "Augustine").
In Schmucker's "The Glorious Reformation" it states that by the year 1850, the Roman Catholics had killed over 68,000,000 people (68 millions) who dissented from the dogmas and traditions of Callistus and Noetrus who were the earlier Roman Catholic Church fathers. (The "Retractiones" of Augustine took back much of his earlier interpretations of Scripture). Sixty-eight million, over 100,000 from Ireland, hundreds of thousands of Indians in South America, thousands of people of India whom Xavier and his Jesuits destroyed, in fact, it was death everywhere because of Augustine's sanctioning the edict of Honorius and Arcadius.
Brother Branham said that the Gentile body of the Church became the majority in Martin Luther's Age prior to which most nominal converts were "Jewish" (William Branham, Revelation Chapter Four, Part II, p. 630:263-274). Satan's seat was in Rome and throughout the Dark Ages the Roman Catholic church was primarily "Jewish." This adds further Light on Revelation 2:9 where our Lord says, "I know the blasphemy of them who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." Brother Branham said, "Here is a verse that will bear considerable thought, not only because it is most peculiar in its contents, but also it is virtually repeated in an age that is over a thousand years later." Revelation 3:9, "I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie."
"To begin with, the word, Jews, does not describe the religion of the Jewish people. It refers only to the people of Judah and has the same precise meaning if I were to say I am Irish born. These people were saying that they were actually Jews, real Jews by birth. They were liars. They were not Jews by birth and they weren't Jews by religion."
"If all this is true, what were they? They were a deceived people who were already part of the church. They belonged to the false vine" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 19:5).
This helps us understand Rome's peculiar desire to conquer Jerusalem in the days of the Crusades, and to rule it today. Satan and the "Jews" were the motivating force because Christians and the Christian Church have really no fascination for Jerusalem or Israel.
There were many crusades by the first church of Rome that had as their object to take the city of Jerusalem from the Turks. They captured it but most of the crusaders did not know the location of the sacred spots in the city. One encyclopedia report says one crusade thought the heathen temple that had been built on the rock dome was the old temple. They knew little about the authentic data in the Holy Scriptures because the Roman church did not allow them to be read. They did not know about the Tomb of Joseph of Aramathea "near at hand" and possibly never knew which hill was Calvary.
Guarding the way to the baptism with the Holy Spirit from the South was the Gospel of Luke, symbolized by the living creature with the face of a Man, the emblem of Reuben. Man is the most intelligent creature and under this anointing God inspired the greatest works of Christian literature and teaching. "Never has its preachers and teachers been matched and never will they be. The Spurgeons, Parkers, McClarens, the Edwards, Bunyans, Meullers, Brainards, Barnes, Bishops, all came from this era. They preached, taught and wrote the Word. They glorified His Name" (ibid, 309:3). This living creature announced the Third Seal which covered the period of the Sardis and Philadelphia Church Ages whose messengers were Martin Luther and John Wesley.
Jewish authorities are well aware of the two phases of Luther's ministry: that wherein he wrote his Jesus Christ was Born A Jew, filled with sympathy for their long unbelief which he laid on the unsympathetic attitude of the Roman Catholic church. Luther's study of the Talmud became the dividing line. His second and last phase was one of warning against the self-styled Jews as destroyers of Christianity and of Christians. After Luther became conversant with the Talmud, their deception of himself, and the psychological imposition of their exile and wretchedness upon Christians (as they prosecute the hoax of the holocaust today), and the ritual cursings of Judaism, he declared that a person who condones such blasphemies partakes of them.
Following Martin Luther's early Reformation of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic system of worship, Rome began the Counter Reformation in which they attempted without success to purify the church "in head and members," from the pope down. According to Pope Adrian VI, "We frankly acknowledge that God permits this persecution of the church on account of the sins of men, and especially of prelates and clergy. . . We know well that for many years things deserving of abhorrence have gathered around the Holy See; sacred things have been misused, ordinances transgressed, so that in everything there has been a change for the worse. . ." (The World Book Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 876 "Counter Reformation").
With the founding of the Society of Jesus in 1534 by the Jew Ignatius Loyola and fellow Marranosa further signal that the Roman Catholic church is controlled by "Jews" intent on destroying Christianity by working within what the world regards as 'the church'the anti-Protestant Counter Reformation became an established fact. But as Satan raised up his hordes of free thinkers, as the (Jesuit) originators of Judaeo-Communism rose up, as liberal theologians spread their filthy wares, God raised up mighty warriors of faith.
Guarding the way back to Eden's paradise from the North is the Gospel of John, symbolized by the living creature with the face of an Eagle, the emblem of Dan. The Fourth Seal ends the redemption of the Church and covers the Laodicean Church Age which ended in 1963 and this present holy convocation we call the Bride Age where the prophet messenger under this Seal, the late William Branham, restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and introduced Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming.
The Holy Spirit leaves the earth in the saints when they are gathered Home at the close of the Fourth Seal. There are no throne guards to introduce the Sixth Seal under which the whole nation of Israel will be born-again in one day (Isaiah 66:8; Romans 11:25-26)all 144,000, under the ministry of the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11.
God has allowed Judaeo-Communism, "the king of the North," Gog and Magog, to rise up as His tool to destroy the apostate Church and her once Protestant image, and bring on Armageddon. This is Esau/Edom who, when he learned that his father Isaac had given his blessing to his brother Jacob who had already purchased his birthright, swore he would destroy Israel. Isaac prophesied of Esau, "You shall live by your sword, and shall serve your brother; but when you gain the dominion, you shall break his yoke from off your neck" (Genesis 27:39-41; 3:15). And Esau/Edom assimilated and intermarried natural Israel under the edict of John Hyrcanus, the fourth of the Maccabees from Mattathias (135-105BC).
According to The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (1977 p. 589; and Encyclopaedia Judaica 1971, Vol. 6, p 378) "Judah Maccabee's son, John Hyrcanus, conquered the whole of Edom and undertook the forced conversion of its inhabitants to Judaism.
Josephus, the Jewish historian, informs us that: ". . . Hyrcanus . . . took Medaba . . . Samega, and the neighbouring places, and, besides these, Shechem and Gerizzim, and the nation of the Cutheans, who dwelt at the temple which resembled that temple which was at Jerusalem . . . Hyrcanus took also Dora and Marissa, cities of Idumea, and subdued all the Idumeans; and . . . they submitted to the use of circumcision, and the rest of the Jewish ways of living; at which time therefore this befell them, that they were hereafter no other than Jews" (Antiquities of the Jews, Bk. 13, ch. 9, I).
In an article on "Edom", the Jewish Encyclopedia (1925 edition), has this statement: "[In 163BC] Judas Maccabeus conquered their territory for a time. They were again subdued by John Hyrcanus (about 125BC), by whom they were forced to observe Jewish rites and laws. They were then incorporated with the Jewish nation, and their country was called by the Greeks and Romans, "Idumea." With Antipater began the Idumean dynasty that ruled over Judea till its conquest by the Romans . . . From this time the Idumeans ceased to be a separate people . . ."
So a hundred years before Christ, Judah was inhabited by Edomites and native Israelites both of whom were followers of Talmudic Judaism, seemingly the breach between Jacob and Esau was healed. But the Edomites proved to be a discordant element. And in 37BC, Herod the Great (74-4BC), an Idumean or Edomite married to Mariamne, a Maccabean, became at the age of 36, undisputed ruler of Judea. The Pharisees gained ascendancy over the Sadducees, and there were many Edomites in the population at the time of Christ.
The treacherous Edomites feigned to defend Jerusalem against the Romans (AD66-70). "Just before the siege under Titus 20,000 Idumeans were admitted into Jerusalem and filled it with bloodshed and rapine" (A.R. Fausset, The Critical and Expository Bible Cyclopaedia, p. 185 "Edom"). More than a million inhabitants of Judea died and 97,000 were taken captive. An unknown number had fled either before or during the siege.
This is the last mention in history of the Edomites as a people. Yet Bible prophecy indicates that Edom would be an enemy of Israel in the latter days, and we find that their only connection to a present-day people and religion is with the so-called Jews and Rabbinism, or Judaism. And as the Edomites are accursed of God, we may assume their disappearance from historical records was intentional, for we have seen them steal or assume the identity of another race. It is noteworthy that the policy of the Illuminati is always to act under another name and a different occupation. If we can find out who and where these Edomites are today, we will discover who the Jews are today.
A glance at the Encyclopedia Britannica or any Jewish encyclopedia under "Statistics" will reveal that the Jews of today fall within two main groupsthe Sephardic and the Ashkenazi Jew.
The Sepharvaim are also known as "Spanish Jews" and descended from the Canaanites who colonized Carthage. Following its sack by Rome, they adopted this name for deceptive purposes and constitute 5% of world Jewry today.
The Ashkenazim are the "East European Jews" found in Poland, Russia, Germany and Western Asia, and constitute about 90% of the so-called "Jews" in the world. The remainder include some blood Israelites however the majority of the twelve tribes including most of the 144,000 of God are not included in the statistics since they continue to live among the Muslim people of the former Babylonian and Assyrian Empires (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:12-13; 49:17; 65:9-10; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:3, 8; 31:8; Ezekiel 28:24-31; 36:24; 37:14-22; 39:27-28; Joel 3:1; Hosea 6:1-3; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31, etc).
The most eminent scholars and historians of Jewry agree that most Ashkenazi Jews come from the Khazars. According to The Jewish Encyclopedia, (Vol. V, (1904), p 41), the Khazars are "A people of Turkish origin whose life and history are interwoven with the very beginnings of the history of the Jews in Russia . . . Historical evidence points to the region of the Urals as the home of the Chazars".
Ashkenazi Jewish author and historian, the late Arthur Koestler agreed that the large majority of Jews are of Khazar and not Semitic origin. "That their ancestors came not from the Jordan but from the Volga, not from Canaan, but from the Caucasus; . . . and that genetically they are more closely related to the Hun, Uigur and Magyar tribes than to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" (The Thirteenth Tribe, p. 17).
Historian H.G. Wells states, ". . . the Idumeans (Edomites) were . . . made Jews, . . . and a Turkish people (Khazars) were mainly Jews in South Russia . . . The main part of Jewry never was in Judea and had never come out of Judea" (The Outline of History, 3rd Edition., p. 494). According to The Jewish Encyclopedia (Vol. IV, (1905), p. 3), the original stock of the Khazars came from the land of Edom.
The Jewish Encyclopedia tells us that "Edom is modern Jewry". This witness from the 1905 edition records the connection between modern-day Jews and the race of Edom: "Some anthropologists are inclined to associate the racial origins of the Jews, not with the Semites, whose language they adopted, but with the Armenians and Hittites of Mesopotamia, whose broad skulls and curved noses they appear to have inherited" (The Jewish Encyclopedia, (1905), Vol. X, p 284).
These non-Semitic "Jews" are the enemies of Israel who will rule that nation to the consummation (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24). Not only do they have dominion over natural Israel as Isaac prophesied, but through the 'City of London' they rule apostate Christendom. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir has said what all world leaders know but "for fear of the Jews" will not say: "Jews" promote wars in the name of 'democracy,' 'the war to end all wars,' or the 'fight against terrorism'.
Israel's legitimate high priesthood ended with the life of the excellent John Hyrcanus, and together passed the theocracy or Divine government of Judea and its oracle by Urim Thummim, to be followed by a profane and tyrannical monarchy, first of the Asamoneans or Maccabees, and then of Herod the Great, the Idumean, till the coming of the Messiah (Josephus, Antiq. B. III. ch. 8. sect. 9).
God deals with Israel as a nation. He will not restore the kingdom to Israel until after the close of the Gentile dispensation. Paul explains in Romans 9 and 11 that since Pentecost He has been dealing with individuals from all nations in Adam's race. We have shown from history and geography, by the words of Brother Branham, and the characteristics of the Living creatures that from Pentecost to the Sardis Church Age the churches were primarily Jewish, and it was not until the Gentiles came into the majority that a purge of the Babylonian system of worship became possible.
We have also shown how this Roman church was that design of apostate "Jews" trading on the political objectives of Emperor Constantine to cause him to be their very "useful idiot." It might also be shown that many of the popes, including Pope John Paul II, have been non-Semitic self-styled "Jews".
When Israel recognizes their Jesus they will realize it was their forefathers who killed Him. But He will comfort them by explaining, "Don't be angry with yourselves, for God sent Me before you to preserve the life of My Church. When Reuben betrayed Joseph and Judah sold him to the Ishmaelites, this established My beautiful type because Joseph married a Gentile wife. And when you rejected and sold Me, I married a Gentile wife. Such types were necessary to ensure that there would be a Gentile Church elected for redemption under the first Four Seals of Revelation. Soon I will take My wife Home: then I will reveal Myself to your 144,000 little Benjamins born while I was with the Gentiles". nl296.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.