Bible Believers' Newsletter 297
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we thank you for gathering together for fellowship around the unchanging Word of God.
A report from The Hill says the number of attacks on US forces in Iraq has increased to about 30 a day. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said, "We need more troops. We need more special forces. We need more marines. We need more intelligence capabilities".
Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said, "If we have to, we just mow the whole place down, see what happens. You're dealing with insane suicide bombers who are killing our people, and we need to be very aggressive in taking them out".
The US needs much more intelligence! The only "insane suicide bombers" are US invaders. If the US/Israeli occupation army GETS OUT OF IRAQ, pays reparations for cold-blooded murder, destruction of property, loss of profits from a decade of illegal bombings and the blockade, then humbly asks forgiveness, the attacks will stop.
If America does not retreat she will hasten the last of seven visions God showed Brother Branham in 1933: "I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America". Yes, we live near the end of the Fourth Seal whose pale horse and rider go into perdition. This week we shall complete our study of the First Seal.
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.
All Pakistanis to leave Rome
When the Pope declared all Pakistanis must leave Italy, there was such uproar from their community he made a deal. He would debate with a member of their community, and if the Pakistani won, they could stay. If the Pope won, they would leave. Realizing that they had no choice, they chose a fine young lady named Asma to represent them.
As a Christian she would "not teach or usurp authority over a man," so Asma asked for one condition to the debate: neither side should be allowed to talk. The Pope agreed.
On the day of the debate, Asma and the Pope faced each other for a full minute before the Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers. Asma looked back at him and raised one finger. The Pope waved his fingers in a circle around his head. Asma pointed to the ground where she sat. The Pope pulled out a wafer and a glass of wine. Asma pulled out an apple.
The Pope stood up and said, "I give up. This woman is too good. The Pakistanis can stay".
An hour later, the cardinals were all around the Pope asking him what had happened. The Pope said, "First I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity. She responded by holding up one finger to remind me that there was only one God".
"Then I waved my finger around me to show her that God was all around us. She responded by pointing to the ground and showing that God was right here with her".
"I produced the wine and wafer to show that God absolves us of sins. She pulled out an apple to remind me of original sin. She had an answer for everything. What could I do?"
Meanwhile, the Pakistani community had crowded around Asma. "What happened?" they asked. "Well," said Asma, "First he said to me that the Pakistanis had three days to get out of here. I told him that not one of us was leaving. Then he told me that this whole city would be cleared of Pakistanis. I let him know that we were staying right here".
"Yes, yes . . . and then???" asked the crowd. "I don't know," said Asma, "He took out his lunch, and I took out mine!"
Jew accused of German Genocide
Warsaw, October 23, 2003 Poland is seeking the extradition from Israel of an elderly Polish-born Jew on charges of genocide for the deaths of German prisoners in a communist camp he commanded after the Second World War.
The suspect, Solomon Morel, 83, is accused of causing the deaths of more than 1,500 inmates at the end of the war . . . He is accused of keeping German prisoners and Nazi collaborators in barbaric conditions, subjecting them to torture, beatings and starvation . . . Polish historians generally agree that the communist government imprisoned 100,000 Germans, mostly civilians, who were deemed threats to the state. At least 15,000 died due to ill-treatment and the rest were freed by 1950. Full story: thescotsman.co.uk overthrow.com
Rabbis attacked by Armed Settlers
October 28, 2003 Rabbis from the peace group Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) were attacked by five armed settlers. Some of the men had their faces covered when they threatened to attack the rabbis with clubs . . .
Rabbi Arik Ascherman, executive director of RHR, was beaten by a settler as he went to show solidarity with Palestinian villagers who were preparing to harvest their olives. Full story: aljazeera.net
Russia ready to vaporize the Jewish State?
. . . then kick America out of the Eastern Hemisphere's oilfields!
Rest assured that the American-Israeli Harpoons are nuclear, and the Zionists have every intention of using them on Tehran and Damascus if they think they can get away with it. Dangerous people do dangerous things in dangerous times, and there is nothing more dangerous that a pack of religious fanatics with their backs to the Mediterranean, facing the imminent destruction of Zion. The Israeli economy is in tatters, Jewish migrants are fleeing Israel in droves, and the Zionist host [America] is fast running out of spare cash and free weapons.
Russia has known all about Israel's nuclear forward planning for many months, and the only question the Kremlin faced was which deterrent to pull out of its vast nuclear arsenal and deploy in the Middle East. At the same time, Russia was equally determined to send very strong signals to America: signals also designed to make the Zionist crusaders think long and hard before they took any more aggressive action against the former Soviet republics and North Korea . . . Australia obsequiously offered to send a gunboat. But then Australia always offers to send a gunboat when a lowly clerk in the White House snaps his or her fingers. Full story: joevialls.co.uk
Comment: The prophesied Russian invasion of mainland USA moves closer.
Mahathir denies Bush Rebuke
October 26, 2003 Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has accused US President George W. Bush of lying when he told reporters that he had rebuked the Malaysian leader for his remarks. [That Jews control the world].
"If he can tell a lie about the existence of weapons of mass destruction and go to war because of it, I'm not surprised he is prepared to lie about what he said to me". Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir has said a call by some Jewish groups for a boycott of Malaysia amounts to blackmail. Full story: news.bbc.co.uk
Kuala Lumpur, October 30, 2003 The United States . . . Senate moved to put an injunction on $1.2 million in military aid to Malaysia. . . Full story: japantoday.com
US develops Lethal New Viruses
October 29, 2003 A scientist funded by the US government has deliberately created an extremely deadly form of mousepox, a relative of the smallpox virus, through genetic engineering.
The new virus kills all mice even if they have been given antiviral drugs as well as a vaccine that would normally protect them. The work has not stopped there. The cowpox virus, which infects a range of animals including humans, has been genetically altered in a similar way. Full story: newscientist.com
GATS and the return to Serfdom
Think about that. Almost all nations have relied on elected parliaments, Congress, prime ministers and presidents to set the rules. Not any longer. GATS has deliberative bodies, which "balance" the interests of citizens and businesses.
By the end of 2003, when GATS is final and binding on Australia, Article VI.4, also called The Necessity Test, will kick in. Then, national parliaments and regulatory agencies will be demoted, in effect, to advisory bodies. Final authority will rest with the GATS Disputes Panel to determine if a law or regulation is, "more burdensome than necessary".
The words 'Free Trade' mean absolutely no restrictions on trade between the countries that sign the agreementno quarantine restrictionswhich means no protection against disease getting into our own food production or for our forests and native or domestic animalsno tariff protection for jobs in Australiano protection against imported parasites or pestsno protection against sickness and disease in people, animals or plant life. Full story: gats.com.au
Ban on Health Supplements
Government now believes it has the power to override your rights. You may not use health supplements, vitamin and mineral supplements, such as vitamin a, b, c, d, or e or minerals such as iron, zinc or magnesium. . . Essential vitamins and minerals for human consumption are about to become difficult, or impossible to package, or purchase over the counter . . .
There are moves by multinational drug companies to buy up, or destroy small privately owned packers and distributors of essential vitamins and minerals, part of a world-wide attempt to control all health supplements and through the control of supplements, control the state of wellness of your body and the health of all people in the world.
The best we can expect, if we allow this program become reality, can be seen from the proposals of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (started in 1963, a joint effort between the UN and the WHO). Codex plans to place strict limits on all health supplements, limiting them to strengths well below the normal daily requirement by the human body.
Full story: saveoursupplements.com.au
The First Seal Part III
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".
The horses of the heroes of Roman triumphs were white. And Satan, having bruised the heel of the woman's seed, went forth in feigned triumph to conquer the Seed of Christ with "the deeds of the Nicolaitanes" which Jesus hates. He determined to conquer the laity by organizing the Church under a hierarchy of human government thereby usurping the Headship of Jesus Christ over His Body the Church.
In assuming headship over the church, Satan is impersonating Christ whose triumph is not fully manifested until it is extended to Israel through His two witnesses (Revelation 14:1-4; 19:1-6). At that time in the vision Christ will appear victorious on a white horse of righteousness, followed by the victorious real Salvation Army riding on white horses to execute the judgment signified in Revelation 10:1-4 at the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19:11-21).
As the antichrist spirit impersonating Christ rides a white horse without having attained, but dishonestly pursuing victory by means of deception, he is a bluff. His bow was the deeds of the Nicolaitanes but without arrows it was bluff or psychology until those deeds became enshrined in "the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes" at the First Nicaea Council where the Roman Catholic church organized in the Pergamean Age (Revelation 2:15).
Pergamos means "thoroughly married." Politics and religion were united under Emperor Constantine when the Roman state married the false church and the Babylonian religion was officially joined to the First Church of Rome. The offspring of that unholy union has been the (once) Protestant churches, the most horrible hybrids the world has ever seen, for they have drunk to the full the cup of Rome's abominations and filthiness of her fornication, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men. Natural Serpent's seed types spiritual Serpent's seed. Truth is not in them, but all the evil ways of Cain (the first hybrid) are.
There at the First Nicaea Council the beast that rose up from the sea, and was mortally wounded as Imperial Rome, was restored to life and power as the Holy Roman Empire. As a material nation Rome had suffered much depletion and would soon fail as a world power; it mattered not now, for her religious empire would keep her on top of the world governing all nations from within whereas from external appearances she would be seen to exist only in the records of ancient history (Revelation 17:8).
Further evidence that the white horse rider had not achieved the victory he boasted is the fact that he was uncrowned until the First Nicaea Council where a crown was given to him. He was made pope and received many crowns, for he became vicar of heaven, earth and purgatory. The saints crowned Jesus at the close of the Laodicean Church Age in 1963 when He claimed the Title deed to redemption so that when He appears on His white horse "on His head are many crowns" (Revelation 5:8-14; 19:12). Whereas Satan's crown was only the wreath or garland of laurel, olives or oak given as a symbol of victory or reward, the victor's crown of Christ is made of gold signifying He is Deity (Revelation 14:14).
The First Seal also appears in Matthew 24:4-5, "Jesus answered and said, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come [in the strength of] My Name, saying, I am Messiah, and shall deceive many" Israelites. Matthew's Gospel was directed to Israel which rejected Jesus Christ but subsequently received many false messiahs from "Jewry"Bar Cochba, Sabbatai Sevi, who told his followers that in 1666 he would reveal himself and rule from Jerusalem as Messiah of the world, and Rebbe Schneerson of New York whose resurrection is said to be imminent, are three of many "Jews" who have declared themselves to be Messiah.
The antichrist spirit has worked through all four Gentile world empires to destroy Daniel's people and Christ's Church. Nations and denomi-nations without God's Word have always sought to destroy those who love and understand it. Thus Rome has always been the enemy of God and His people. When Jesus was born, Rome's deputy was Herod the Great. This king of Judea was of Idumean descent and Israel is ruled by Idumeans to this day (Josephus, Ant. xiv. 1, 3; Malachi 1:1-4; Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24).
The Idumeans were conquered and brought forcibly to Judaism by John Hyrcanus. Thus the Herods, though aliens by birth were "Jews" in religion, and made religion an engine of state policy and a lever for elevating themselves and their secular kingdom. For this end Herod adorned the temple with more splendor than Solomon.
Thus a descendant of Esau tried still to steal the forfeited blessing back from Jacob (Genesis 27:29, 40), in vain setting up an earthly kingdom on a professed Jewish basis to rival Messiah's spiritual kingdom even as it was being forerun by John the Baptist. To this day Esau's descendants have not ceased trying to steal the birthright from natural Israel, and Abraham's promise from the Church. Doubtless this Edomite self-styled "Jew" Herod, working behind the mask of Rome, in executing the high priest (John Hyrcanus II) and degrading the theocracy as a tool of his ambition, hoped to establish what would one day become an independent kingdom, and eventually Satan's one world government. His race of self-styled Jews has all but accomplished this today, working within Jewry and behind Rome.
Brother Branham typed the collapse of the prophesied covenant the "Jews" will make with Rome (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:9-18) and the conversion of the 144,000 Israelites after their return to Israel with Jacob's failed attempt to bribe Esau following his conversion on the way home to Canaan. He explained: "the Jew will try making this covenant with Rome, and their money proposition . . . Esau didn't need his money; neither does Rome; she's got the wealth of the world in her hands . . . it didn't work. But . . . Israel in that time of trouble, when he was Jacob . . . a Man came down. Jacob got his arms around Him, and Jacob said, "I'm not going to leave You. You can't go. I'm going to stay right with You. I want things changed here." That's that hundred and forty-four thousand, that money-scheming bunch, and things like that. When they see the true genuine Thing to get a hold of, there stands Moses, and there stands Elijah. Amen. They'll wrestle with God until one hundred and forty-four thousand of the tribes of Israel are called out" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, 428:5-429:1).
Herod ordered the deaths of all males, from two years of age and under, in and about Bethlehem, the foretold birthplace of the expected Messiah. Josephus does not notice this, probably both because of his studied reserve as to Jesus' claims, and because the slaughter of comparatively few infants in a village seemed unimportant in comparison to his abounding deeds of atrocity.
Macroblius wrote subsequently (in AD410) that "when Augustus heard that among the children whom Herod ordered to be killed Herod's own son (Antipater) was slain, he remarked, 'It would be better to be one of Herod's swine than Herod's sons'," punning on the similar-sounding Greek terms for son and swine, hus and huios. Herod being a self-styled "Jew," his swine, being unclean, were safe from death, while his sons were not.
Josephus records what illustrates the Scripture account of the massacre of the innocents; "Herod slew all those of his own family who sided with the Pharisees in looking forward to a change in the royal line" (Josephus, Antiquities XVII. 2. 6). And it has been thought that he used the opportunity of building the temple to destroy the authentic genealogies of the priesthood. As Matthew says, "Herod privately called the wise men and inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared." So Josephus says, "An Essene, Menahem, foretold when Herod was a boy that he should be king. Accordingly when he was in full power he sent for Menahem and inquired of him how long he should reign. . . " (ibid, XV. 10. 5). Herod's keenness to establish his dynasty, jealousy of any rival, craft, hypocrisy, cruelty, recklessness of any sacrifice to gain his object, appear as vividly in the Scripture narrative as in Josephus.
The wise men's question, "Where is He that is born king of the Jews?" was precisely one to excite Herod's jealousy. For Herod was not a born Jew, much less born king of the Jews, but an Idumean alien, made king by the anti-Israelite world power, Rome. Unimportant as the event seemed to the world, the murder of the innocents was the consummation of his guilt before God, and places him among the foremost of Satan's foretold representative adversaries of the Lord and His Church (Jeremiah 31:15; Revelation 12:1-5), answering to the Pharaoh who oppressed Christ's type, Israel, murdering the male children in the nation's infancy in order to stifle the nation's first beginnings; but in vain, for God secured the nation's exodus from Egypt by the tyrant's overthrow, just as subsequently He saved Jesus and destroyed Herod, and in due time "called His [antitypical] Son out of Egypt" (Matthew 2:15). Herod's death and Jesus' birth therefore must have been at least four years before the era known as AD.
In AD70, as Daniel 9:26-27 and Matthew 24:15-22 prophesied, after the Jews with wicked hands had crucified and slain their Lord and Messiah, the white horse rider of Revelation, then embodied in Titus, prince of Imperial Rome, destroyed Jerusalem and the temple.
Daniel 9:26, "After threescore and two weeks [of 360-day years] Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself: and the people of the [Roman] prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined".
Matthew 24:15-22, "When you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand): then let them which be in Judaea flee to the mountains: let him who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: neither let he who is in the field go back to take his clothes. And woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! But pray that your flight is not in the winter, or on the sabbath: for then will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be [throughout the Gentile dispensation to the consummation, [or as Daniel wrote, "to the end of the war desolations are determined"]. And unless those days are shortened, there should be no flesh saved [for the translation of the Bride]: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened".
Under Constantine, Imperial Rome created the Roman Universal church as the Establishment form of Christian religion throughout the Empire. The deeds of the Nicolaitanes began to be enshrined in the doctrine of men or church dogma, and the antichrist spirit now became embodied in a triple-crowned pope. As he grew in power and influence through the Gentile dispensation, Satan changed the emphasis of his work. In the centuries in which he was accumulating spiritual power over the laity (Nicolaitanism) it was signified by the white horse of deception. Its second stage was signified by the red horse of enforcement by torture and martyrdom throughout the Dark Ages: as the Vicar of Christ and head of the universal false church, he usurped political power. The reformation followed wherein God raised up great teachers to free His people by expounding Scriptural Truth, and riding his dark horse, Satan exercised his control of demonic power through the Roman church, for to reject the Holy Spirit is to receive the Spirit of antichrist. And even one word contrary to the faith is the kingdom of Satan.
We live in the days of Satan's pale horse ride to perdition. God is allowing him to bind the tares together by the threefold cord of spiritual, political and demonic powers. Soon Satan will be cast down from the heavens to incarnate the pope who will try to destroy the Bride of Christ. She will suffer, but she will endure. Fear not those things that are coming upon the earth for "having loved His own who were in the world, He loves them to the end" (John 13:1).
Throughout the Gentile dispensation Satan has been implanting the mark of the beast in the forehead of all that receive his dogma, and in the right hand of those who serve his church. After our translation he will make a covenant with the "Jews" who rule over the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the commerce of the world (as Dr. Mahathir bin Mohammed astutely observed at last week's APEC Conference). Once he has those matters under his power he will break his covenant and force the mark of the beast on pain of death as he did throughout the Dark Ages (Revelation 13:15-18).
Daniel 9:27, "And he shall confirm a covenant with the many for one week: and in the midst of Daniel's seventieth week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate" (Isaiah 14:12-23; Revelation 19:19-21).
Satan's Trinity of evil power manifesting in his pale horse began with the deeds of the Nicolaitanes. Those deeds became legislated at the First Nicaea Council into the dogma of a church headed up by a pope who is the prophet to the false word making him the false prophet whose edicts would be enforced militarily. Satan will finally incarnate Rome's pope as the beast, and the eighth Roman ruler who is deified (Revelation 17:11). Crowned with all cruel powers of seven deified Caesars this Pope will demand worship at the inauguration of the new temple in Jerusalem, but he will go into perdition (Revelation 17:8-11; 19:20; 20:10).
The proposal to construct a new temple in Jerusalem is of Satan and not of God. Those who promote its construction are of Satan and not of God. The Temple of the living God is Jesus Christ and His Bride, the New Testament Church. The only people seeking to rebuild on Temple mount are apostates, "for the temple of God is with men" (I Corinthians 3:16; Revelation 21:3, 14).
Revelation 16:13-16, "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, doing signs, that go forth upon the kings of the whole inhabited world, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, that he walk not naked, and they see his shame. And they gathered them together into the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon".
These verses (in parenthesis) in our Bibles describe Satan's works and God's judgments under the Sixth Trumpet and Sixth Vial or between the end of the First World War to the present day under the manifestation of the Fourth Seal. Trumpets have to do with wars and God's chastisement of Israel and their "Jewish" impersonators and tormentors, while Vials are temporary judgments on the nominal church to separate the foolish virgin from Satan's false church.
Current events, the Teaching Sermons and the Message all show us that the great river Euphrates is no longer a line of defense between the kings of the East and Christendom. Apostasy has prepared the way of the kings of the East: what the apostate churches have not achieved spiritually the "Jew's" United Nations and the ungodly Trinity of "Jew"-controlled United States, Britain and Australia are accomplishing naturally to ensure hatred and division between East and West by fomenting anti-Muslim friction to hasten World War III from the present phony war to bloody engagement, for the motto of their master Lucifer is, "Ordo Ab Chao", a Latin phrase meaning 'Order Out Of Chaos.' His goal is the visionary idea expressed by George Bush I: "That desire for freedom from tyranny inspired the world and still does. Look on the back of any dollar bill and you'll see it. The Great Seal of the United States bears the motto, 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' meaning a 'New Order of the Ages'" (Parade Magazine, July 2, 1989).
"Those who wish to be ignorant and free
believe what never was, and never shall be."
Protocol VII. 4 says, "The principal factor of success in the political is the secrecy of its undertakings: the word should not agree with the deeds of the diplomat".
More correctly, it translates to a "New secular (or worldly) order of the ages," an order of science and knowledge to build Satan's Eden as opposed to Christian faith and a new heaven and new earth regenerated by the Lord.
The pope out of the United States will deceive everyone on the face of the earth whose names were not written under the Seven Seals from the foundation of the world. Satan has used Rome's denominational daughters to pull the wool over the eyes of those who would be His sheep. Neither Humanism, Communism, Buddhism, nor Islam displays a "form of godliness," or could entice to deceive even a nominal Christian. Daniel and Jesus said that with the money of the "Jews" and that covenant, Papal Rome is the beast that will rule the world. "Dreadful and terrible, and exceedingly strong, it had great iron teeth: and devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet: it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and had ten horns" of the restored Holy Roman Empire (Daniel 7:7,19-26; Revelation 13:1; 17:12-18).
Meanwhile, in that same parenthesis and unbeknownst to the world, Christ has come as a thief through the seventh angel's Message. When the seventh angel pours out his Vial into the air, the Gentile dispensation will have ended. His Vial will separate and purge the foolish virgin during the tribulation, and Satan will ride to perdition. nl297.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.