Bible Believers' Newsletter 301
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it's great to see you again.
In this editorial I wish to speak on 'Net Censorship. Without notification and apparently on the false pretext that we mail 'spam,' aol.com has apparently "blacklisted" our e-mail and delivery of your FREE weekly Bible Believers' Church Newsletter. This ban appears to apply to their subsidiaries world-wide and smaller Internet Service Providers who "piggy back" their bandwidth.
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Brother Edgar Steele, a subscriber and occasional contributor, has experienced the same deceptive form of censorship, commenting frankly in his own Newsletter. And there is a grave suspicion among some webmasters that most spam, particularly pornography and viruses, is generated in behalf of certain large players in the telecommunications and media industry seeking to manipulate a call for net censorship, or "thought control," for political purposes associated with the push to impose totalitarian one world government.
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On another matter, I need to identify, correct, and apologize for errata in Newsletter 300 in which we inadvertently republished a hoax (since deleted) that falsified chapter 9, verse 11, from the Koran which says, "But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, they are your brethren in faith; and we make the communications clear for a people who know" (MH Shakir translation).
We also misquoted the Bible, making Bilhah Rachel's handmaid when she was Leah's maid (Genesis 29:29), and described Revelation 13:8 as Revelation 13:18 and transposed it and Revelation 17:8. Fortunately for me, there is no purgatory.
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"The Eye of God" Picture from Space
According to the Hubble Telescope site, this particular picture is the Helix Nebula, which is about 650 light years from earth. It is said to be the nearest planetary nebulae to earth. A planetary nebula is gas around what used to be a star much like our sun. The photograph is not just from the Hubble telescope, but also a composite of data from Kitt Peak in Tucson, Arizona. Full story: truthorfiction.com
Comment: Luke 21:25, "there will be signs in the sun and in the moon, and in the stars" like the present solar flares and ejaculations.
Exploding the Myth of Church-State Separation
The word "separation," "church" or "state" is not found in the First Amendment, or in any other founding document for that matter.
In fact, the entire "constitutional separation of church and state" is a recent fabrication of activist judges who have ignored the Constitution's clear meaning.
Indeed, says US Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, in the November issue of WND's Whistleblower magazine, "There is simply no historical foundation for the proposition that the Framers intended to build the 'wall of separation' [between church and state]." Full story: worldnetdaily.com
Coming soon illegal to criticize Government Policy!
November 24, 2003 It will soon be illegal to criticize government policy if Tony Blair gets his way!
Wide ranging new emergency legal powers to deal with the aftermath of a large terrorist attack in Britain are being considered by the Home Office. The measures could potentially outlaw participation in a protest march, such as last week's demonstrations during President Bush's state visit, making it, in effect, a criminal offence to criticize government policy . . . Curfews could be introduced and detention of individuals and groups could take place without charges being made. . .
Full story: bnp.org.uk
How hard will the Dollar Fall?
New York, November 20, 2003 Though Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday the huge US trade deficit can shrink without crippling the dollar, and US financial markets along with it, analysts warned a dollar plunge can't be ruled out. (Euro:US$=100:122 Ed.). Full story: money.cnn.com
Recipe for Terror
With the death toll of US soldiers having exceeded, in just seven months that of the first three years of Vietnam it is worth asking if even these figures are the full truth. Many of those who have joined the military in Iraq, do not hold American passports, but were, broadly, promised that they would be given them on return, for their efforts against the 'war on terrorism.' According to Dr. Rokke, should they die, their deaths are not factored into 'US' casualties. Further, Mazen Dana, the Award winning Reuters camera man, shot dead by US troops whilst filming outside Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison in Augustwith full permission and press accreditation from the US Authorities in Baghdadtold his brother Nazmi, a chilling tale days before he died.
"Mazen told me by phone few days before his death that he discovered a mass grave dug by US troops to conceal the bodies of their fellow comrades killed in Iraqi resistance attacks . . . He also told me that he found US troops covered in plastic bags in remote desert areas and he filmed them for a TV program. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Meanwhile an alleged 1,700 US soldiers have deserted their posts in Iraq and 7,000 have left due to psychological troubles and other illnesses. . . Full story: japantoday.com
Congress passes Penalties against Syria
Washington, November 20, 2003 Congress passed legislation Thursday to impose economic penalties against Syria, reflecting broad agreement among lawmakers that Syria has been a detriment to the fight against terrorism in the Middle East and Iraq. Full story: foxnews.com
Pentagon Plan to provoke Terrorist Attacks
August 07, 2003 This column stands foursquare with the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense, when he warns that there will be more terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization at large . . .
And how can we and the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense, be so sure that there will be more terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization at large? Because these attacks will be instigated at the order of the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense. Full story: melbourne.indymedia counterpunch
Continuous Attacks on Palestinian Ambulances
Nablus, November 21, 2003 At Za'tara checkpointNablus, 1.30 pm on Monday the 17th of November, Morayad Mahmoud Saleh, a Palestinian Medical Relief Member of Staff, was traveling in an ambulance with an International member of Staff. The purpose of the journey was to carry out a field visit to a patient. Israeli soldiers and border police stopped the ambulance; physically and verbally threatened the members of staff, searched the ambulance and then proceeded to damage it. Despite holding the ambulance for four hours, they gave no reason for their actions.
Full story: palestinemonitor.org
Our Race will rule undisputed over the World
The most popular book among the Jewish community here in Melbourne at the moment is Candle of Light by Thomas L. Fielder (a Jew) . . . On page 39 Dr. Fielder mentioned to my surprise, a member of my family, and I am quoting one paragraph here in full as it explains world events today VERY clearly: . . My readers will find it hard to believe the following example of the ambitious, ruthless mind-set of the Talmudic Zionist philosophy.
This address of Rabbinovich was published in the US Publication 'Common Sense', and re-published in the September issue of the Canadian Intelligence Service. Rabbi Rabbinovich speaking to an assembly in Budapest, Hungary on the 12th January 1952 stated: "We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia or Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our control commission will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter-racial tensions, forbid the Whites to mate with Whites. The white women must co-habit with members of the dark races, the white man with black women. Thus the White race will disappear, for mixing the dark with the white means the end of the White Man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory. We shall embark upon an era of ten thousand years of peace and plenty, the Pax Judaica, and OUR RACE will rule undisputed over the world. Our superior intelligence will enable us to retain mastery over a world of dark peoples." end quote.
This monumental book is probably the most important historical/philosophical book in the history of Australia. After reading it, I understood for the first time in my life our government, and how the Zionists are holding all political power in Australia via finance and debt. Only after reading this book I understood why our health is being destroyed and our individual freedoms have disappeared.
Former Zionist Melbourne,
Victoria, Australia Full story: rense.com biblebelievers.org.au
Dar Al-Hayat, November 29, 2003 There is one thing that puzzles me: You are apparently a Semite. And you know very well that the Russian Jewsthe Ashkenazimwho control Israel and the United States are not Semitic. But you and all Arabs, who should know better, allow the weaponization of the Jewish term, "anti-Semitism."
You Semites never use this term to characterize those who hate and murder you. The genuine anti-Semites are the Zionists, to whom you have granted the exclusive use of this weapon. You even allow them to accuse you of "anti-Semitism" as they practice the vilest form of it against you, and you never object! . . .
The Jews use the term for two good reasons: First, it suggests that they are in fact Semitic, which serves to justify their invasion and occupation of Palestine . . . where they have no roots? . . . Full story: english.daralhayat.com
The Fifth Seal
Three months after their exodus from the land of Egypt, Israel came to Mount Sinai in Arabia where God commanded Moses, tell the children of Israel, "IF you will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then you will be a special treasure to Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine: and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation" (Exodus 19:5-6).
There was absolutely no difference between the descendants of the Gentiles, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and any other son of Adam outside God's promise to their father Abraham in recognition of his faith. Romans 4:13, "For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his Seed [singular], through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. [The blessing of Abraham is not earned through fleshly works in keeping the Law (which no man has accomplished in 3,500 years since Sinai] "but through the righteousness of faith." Neither is it inherited by natural procreation but after a Word birth by grace through faith in God's promise.
Abraham's faith Seed, Jesus Messiah, is Heir of the world and Christians are joint heirs with Him through our faith vindicated of God in a new birth (Romans 8:17). Thus Paul repudiates Talmudic Judaism that promotes works without faith and proclaims "Jews" blessed above all men because they were present at Mount Sinai. The Mosaic Law and covenant were given to Hebrews who were Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and not to "Jews," ninety-five percent of whom are non-Semitic. There was in fact no "Jew" present at Mount Sinai.
Brother Branham said, "If Paul makes it, I will too, because I preached the same thing he did, without compromising on one Word." This verse manifests the folly of blinded Israel and Message believers blinded by a Judaizing "seducing clergy spirit, workings of devils, hypocrisies in the church, heady, high-minded (wisdom. You see? smart, intelligent) . . . having a form of godliness but denying the revelations, the power and the working of the Spirit, from such turn away" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 191:6). The blessing of Abraham was to God's promised faith "Seed" (singular)Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:16-29)and not by the Law or attendance at Sinai.
God's covenant at Mount Sinai, that He would make Israel a nation of priests, holy and separated from the world, was conditional"IF you will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant." Israel neither obeyed the Voice of the Lord nor keep God's covenant for even one month. Before Moses had descended the mount they were worshiping an idol!
Now a priest is one chosen of God and the property of God. He is holy unto the Lord in order that he can "come near" to offer gifts to and receive gifts from God (Numbers 16:5,40; II Chronicles 26:18; Psalm 141:2; Hebrews 5:1-4; Revelation 8:3). ALL Israel was originally chosen as a kingdom of priests to us Gentiles, hence Israel was God's servant nation to minister to us. By obedience to His covenant, Israel was to receive Divine protection and blessings in all of her undertakings, thereby enticing the Gentiles to jealously desire to serve the same God. Her national life was to be a "Light" to draw us to Him, but Israel did not observe God's Law and sought to make the promise of blessings her own exclusive right by outward works without faith. Three thousand five hundred years since Sinai, and today's "Jews," Esau's descendants who impersonate the children of Israel in their endeavour to steal back the birthright, hold the same attitude, but they are twofold more the child of hell than Israel, making Moses and the prophets void by replacing God's Holy Word with their Babylonian Talmud.
Upon hearing the Voice of the Lord declare the Ten Commandments from Mount Sinai, Israel renounced the obligation of national priesthood through their dread of coming near to God's holiness. Exodus 20:18-19, "All the people witnessed the thunderings, and lightnings, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when they saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off. Then they said to Moses, 'You speak with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die'."
God accepted Israel's renunciation of the priesthood. Deuteronomy 18:16-18; (also 5:24-28), "According to all you desired of the Lord your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the Voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great Fire any more, lest I die.' And the Lord said to me, Well have they said all they have spoken. I will raise them up a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My Words in His mouth; and He shall speak to them all that I shall command Him".
Thus Jesus Messiah would replace the nation of Israel as Priest to we Gentiles (Isaiah 49:1-6; Hebrews 4:14 10:12). In the meantime, Moses became the mediator between God and Israel; the Tribe of Levi was separated from Israel, and the Aaronic priesthood became the temporary depository of all Israel's priesthood until the true antitype of Jesus Messiah.
An election of 144,000 blood Israelites (Revelation 7:1-8) from among those who return to Israel and receive the ministry of their two prophets during Daniel's Seventieth Week (Zechariah 4:11-14; Revelation 11:1-12) "shall be named the priests of Jehovah, the ministers of our God" (Isaiah 61:6). Thus shall Israel resume the priesthood in the Millennium together with the elect Old Testament saints and the true Church of elect Hebrews and Gentiles (Isaiah 66:21). Their ministry will be to serve Christ and His Bride of all Ages as eunuchs serve in the harem. Revelation 14:4-5, "These are they who were not defiled with women [or churches]; for they are virgins [to Christ the Word]. These are they who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no deceit: for they are without fault before the throne of God".
Isaiah 62:1-2, "For Zion's sake will I not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns [as originally covenanted (Exodus 19:6; Isaiah 49:1-6)]. And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called by a new Name, which the mouth of the Lord will name." They will be "Christians".
All of God's saints are called to be priests to God. I Peter 2:5, 9, "You also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ . . . you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people; that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of Darkness into His marvelous Light." Thus "God's chosen people" is, as ever, Spiritual Israel of the faith, not natural Israel of the flesh and works (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 475:2).
We have previously seen how in the Garden of Eden the cherubim were to direct man to the Throne of God, but after the Fall and until Pentecost they were to restrict access. We have also seen how the four head tribes of Israel were their antitype, stationed around the Presence of God to keep the way holy. But instead of guiding Gentiles to the Light, they emulated the cherubim after man's expulsion from Eden, preventing access. And when Christ opened the Fifth Seal, we see the Israelites are themselves without the Light, without the nature of the living creatures and without Christ. Job 4:8, "Those who plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same."
Three thousand five hundred years ago God chose Israel for the sake of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to minister Spiritual Light to us Gentiles. The nation rejected this priesthood, broke God's covenant, bound themselves in chains of sin, and imprisoned themselves in Darkness. God anointed Jesus to proclaim Israel's jubilee or release from sin and its hire. In all that Isaiah 61 says of healing the poor in spirit, releasing the prisoners, rejoicing those who mourn, and of rebuilding what was laid waste, he is prophesying the end of former miseries and the old covenant which was conditional, and building in its stead a new unconditional, "everlasting covenant" (Acts 15:13-18). Israel rejected Messiah and liberty but they will recognize the new covenant during the time of "Jacob's trouble," in "the day of vengeance of our God" that was proclaimed by Brother Branham.
"God's chosen people," His "royal priesthood and holy nation" was ever Spiritual Israel, however, since Pentecost, Spiritual Israel has been the elect Church made up of both Israelites and Gentiles. Any minister who would seek to elevate natural Israel, with whom God has not dealt with unto salvation since Calvary, is a deceiver. From such turn away and run for your eternal Life to the Words of God's Holy Bible and His vindicated prophet, William Branham.
Romans 4:14-17, "For IF they who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: because the Law works wrath: for where no Law is, there is no transgression. [In other words the promise is NOT by the Law. I Timothy 1:9-10, "the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine"]. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to ALL the seed [of Abraham's Royal Seed, Jesus Christ, whether Israelite or Gentile]; not to that only which is of the Law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us ALL, (as it is written, I have made you father of the Gentiles) . . ."
At the Council in Jerusalem James explained how God's chosen people is in fact the Bride of Christ taken predominantly from among the Gentiles. Acts 15:14-17, "Simon Peter has just explained [in verses 7-9] how God visited the Gentiles in the House of Cornelius at the start of the Church (Acts 10), to call a people for His Name, a Gentile Bride. To this agree the Words of the prophets; as it is written, 'After this I will return, and will rebuild the House of David, which has fallen down; and I will rebuild its very ruins and I will set it up again [or restore 144,000 elect Israelites to the Promise I made with the Fathers (Daniel 9:27)]: so that the rest of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentile [Bride], upon whom My Name has been invoked' [become and one with Christ through the invisible marriage union], says the Lord, who does all these things'." First God would call out a Gentile Bride for His Son (Genesis 9:27; Isaiah 11:10; 54:1-5; Amos 9:11), secondarily He will return to Israel during Daniel's Seventieth Week and reconfirm the Abrahamic Covenant their forefathers had rejected (Daniel 9:27).
"Jews" and the power elite misuse the Word of God by promoting the "chosen people" myth to advance their claim to world hegemony as the pope misuses Scripture to justify his claim to power and kings once claimed a divine right to rule. Their attitude is the Judaeo-Jesuit mantra "the ends justify the means," the amoral "whatever it takes".
God told Noah He would bring Japheth under the covenant with Shem. Genesis 9:27, "God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." When God foresaw how Israel would sacrifice to demons and abominations He told Moses, "I will hide My face from Israel . . . for they are a perverse generation, children in who is no faith. They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; they have moved Me to anger with their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy with those who are not a people; [i.e. Gentile Christians, His "chosen people"] I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. For a fire is kindled in My anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. I will heap disasters upon them; I will spend My arrows upon them . . ."
As the prophets foretold, Israel murdered Messiah, Abraham's promised Seed (Isaiah 53; Daniel 9:26; Zechariah 13:1-6). Acts 13:27, "For those who dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath have fulfilled them in condemning Him".
Echoing the prophetic Words of MosesIsaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel foretold how the Lord would pour out upon Israel the spirit of deep sleep, closing their eyes and ears to His Word. But Paul in accordance with Daniel's prophecy declared their spiritual slumber would last only until the Gentile dispensation was fulfilled. Then "all Israel [not all "Jews"] shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob" (Romans 11:25-26; Daniel 9:24; William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 474:3-4).
"All Israel" speaks of two groups of blood Israelites. The former in consideration under the Fifth Seal are those non-elect blood Israelites whose eyes were blinded to the Gospel by the false teachings of apostate rabbis but who believed and obeyed the TorahNOT the Talmudand were martyred during the Gentile dispensation for their stand on the Law and the Prophets (Revelation 6:9-11). The latter are the elect 144,000. These will be born-again under the Sixth Seal, then martyred by the false church and the self-styled "Jews".
Revelation 6:9-11, "When Christ opened the Fifth Seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God, and on account of the testimony which they held: and they cried with a loud voice, saying, 'How long, O Lord, holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?' And a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them, that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellowservants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed".
These martyrs were non-elect blood Israelites who did not receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior for their Spiritual vision was impaired by denominational traditions, but kept the Law as best they could from Calvary, destruction of the temple and the diaspora, holding their testimony more precious than mortal life. The last of these martyrs will seal their testimony in their own blood during Daniel's Seventieth Week.
At the close of the Gentile dispensation when Israel's blindness is removed, these Hebrews martyred for their Old Testament faith from Calvary to that point in time will acknowledge the justice of God in applying His unchanging Word which requires "eye for eye, tooth for tooth, and life for life," and cry out for Old Testament vengeance: "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?"
These Fifth Seal non-elect Israelite martyrs had no sacrifice on the altar in Jerusalem, and were ignorant of the Sacrifice on the altar in the heavenly tabernacle during the Gentile dispensation. He was there, and He heard their prayers but He could not "avenge their blood" until the Sixth Seal elect Israelites had been born-again and martyred. These under the Fifth Seal were blinded to the Gospel in order that Christ could turn from Israel to us Gentiles to take out a people for His Name, a Bride. But before Christ could marry the Gentile Bride He had first to fulfill the part of Israel's kinsman Redeemer as Boaz had to redeem Naomi before he could marry his Gentile bride (Hebrews 11:39-40). Posthumously they catch this revelation as the Fourth and Fifth Seals close and the Sixth Seal opens, and are promised white robes signifying salvation (for these souls are not yet washed in the Blood of the Lamb), and that they will be granted in to eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment. The full number of their "fellow servants" will be complete when Israel's two prophetic witnesses are martyred in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Revelation 11:7).
The Sixth Seal will signal the end of the Gentile dispensation with the sinking of Los Angeles and 1,500x3-400 miles of California when the Seventh Trumpet summons "their brethren," the 144,000 elect Israelites, to the feast of Trumpets whose mysteries will be revealed by two Hebrew prophets anointed with those portions of the Spirit that inspired Moses and Elijah.
The 144,000 will confess God's justice after they are born-again and then martyred for refusing the mark of the beast by keeping the Commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ (Revelation 12:17).
Revelation 15:2-4, "I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with Fire: and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of saints. Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your Name? For You alone are holy. All nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments are understood".
The souls of these Fifth Seal martyrs are figuratively under the brazen altar of sacrifice in the outer court, for the blood of sacrifices was poured out at the foot of the altar of burnt offering and their lives are acknowledged as having been sacrificed "for the Word of God, and on account of the testimony which they held." Had they surrendered the worldly desires of mortal spirit and flesh to receive the Life of Christ already sacrificed for them "they would be accounted dead and their life hid with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:3; II Corinthians 5:14-15). Figuratively, their souls would then be under the golden altar of incense that pertains to the Holy of Holies.
This explains why John, who signifies the end-time Bride of Christ throughout the Book of Revelation, wrote, "I was given a reed like a measuring rod: and the angel [Brother Branham] stood, saying, 'Rise, and measure the temple of God [Gk. "naos," the holy of Holies and the Holy Place], and the [golden] altar [of incense], and them that worship therein [i.e. the 144,000 elect Israelites who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life]. But leave out the court which is without the temple, and do not measure it; for it has been given to the Gentiles: and they will tread the holy city under foot for forty-two months" (Revelation 11:1-2).
At this point in time the Outer Court represents the Book of Life. But the sacrifice for sin has risen from the altar: redemption was over in 1963 when Christ opened and revealed the Seven Seals (Revelation 4 5). Those in the Outer Court will either worship the beast and his image or, if their names, although not written in the Lamb's Book of Life remain in the Book of Life, they will retain their salvation but they will be martyred (Matthew 16:25; Revelation 13:8, 15).
The Fifth Seal is confirmed by Matthew 24:9-13, "Then shall they deliver you [Fifth Seal non-elect Israelites] up to tribulation and kill you: and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and hate one another. Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because iniquity will abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved".
God is gracious and merciful, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Each soul in Adam's race is accountable to the measure of His exposure to righteousness. Hence the foolish virgin, all who die before the age of accountability, those who have been good and kind to the Bride, those who refuse to receive the dogma or serve the beast, Israelites under the Fifth Seal, and all whose names remain on the Book of Life are the "saved," and they will be granted in to eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment. However those who have seen and refused the revelation for their day have committed the unpardonable sin in rejecting the Holy Spirit and Life (Ezekiel 18:4; John 3:18; 6:63; Hebrews 6:6-8). Their names have been removed from the Book of Life, and they are lost. nl301.htm
Homework: Please read Overview The Fifth Seal by William Branham.
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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.