Bible Believers' Newsletter 302
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A New Underground Railroad
Some soldiers would rather desert than return to Iraq . . . Service members know the consequences of going absent without leave . . . maximum penalty of five years confinement, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and a dishonorable discharge. The maximum penalty for desertion in a time of war is death. Yet some . . . are going AWOL or deserting to avoid returning to Iraq . . . 3,800 soldiers deserted in 2002. . . In 2001, 5,065 deserted and 4,966 were returned.
Full story: nuvo.net
The Sixth Seal
The elect of natural Israel is God's servant, the Church is His Son. God deals with all Israel simultaneously as a nation but receives their gifts only in the place He has chosen to put His Name, Jerusalem, in the Land of their rest. Outside that Land anyone claiming Moses' Law and the Old Covenant is an outlaw with no Covenant relationship to God.
God is not the author of confusion. He made a conditional Covenant which Israel broke. Longsuffering, He persevered with the nation through judges, kings and prophets, finally sending His Son whom they killed. When Israel had crucified Messiah, God turned to us Gentiles to take from us a people for His Name, a Bride.
Brother Branham said, "From the time God made the promise to Abraham (Genesis 12:3), to the time of Christ being rejected by the Jews in AD33, according to Galatians 3:16 and 17, and according to Usher's Chronology of the Hebrews, the power of God was with the Jews exactly 1954 years. God dealt with the Jews 1954 years according to the chronology of the Jews and according to Galatians 3:16 and 17. I have many more Scriptures, but just give that. Then after they rejected Christ, He turned to the Gentiles to take a people for His Name . . . Acts 15:14."
"Now, counting the time, we find that we have exactly seventeen years left, and we will have the same span of time given to us as God dealing with us in the power of the Holy Spirit since AD33 until 1977, (mathematically that should be 1987 Ed.) the same span of time of 1954 years. God deals with us the same as He did with the Jews. See? How about that?"
"Now, mark down in your book a little Scripture here I want to give you. Leviticus 25, begin with the 8th verse. God calls a jubilee every forty-ninth year; the fiftieth year was the jubilee. We know that. We understand that. From the first jubilee of Leviticus 25:8, 1977 will be the seventieth jubilee, making exactly 3,430 years. Jubilee means the going up, the release" (William Branham, The Seventy Weeks of Daniel, p. 131:195-197).
The Gentile dispensation will close with a cosmic catastrophe at the end of the Fourth Seal just as the four hundred and eighty-seventh year of the last 490-years of Israel's dispensation ended with an upset of nature when they crucified Messiaha type (Exodus 10:21-23; Daniel 9:24-26; Matthew 27:45-51).
When Gentile self-styled Christians "crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh" upon a Roman cross of creed and tradition, heaven and earth will be shaken, Los Angeles will sink beneath the Pacific along with 1,500 x 300-400 miles of California. The Mount of Olives will be torn asunder. Once again the sun and the moon will refuse to shine and there will be no further mercy for anyone. The 144,000 elect blood Israelites in the Promised Land, are already redeemed in Christ on Calvary, and they know it not (Acts 3:23; Revelation 22:11; Zechariah 13:7-9).
The Sixth Seal begins its manifestation at the close of the Fourth Seal. About forty-days after the end of the Gentile dispensation when we who are alive and remain will have manifested that we are the Sons of God, and Christ's Bride of all Ages will be translated (Romans 8:19; I Thessalonians 4:17). Under this Seal God regrafts Israel into Christ, the root of King David's father Jesse, and Israel's King in whom the Gentile Bride trusted and found rest (Isaiah 11:1-16; Romans 15:12; Revelation 22:16).
Romans 11:7-32, "This is the situation: all Israel has not found the favor of God for which they sought; but an election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded as it is written, 'God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear, to this very day' (Isaiah 29:10; 6:9-10; Matthew 13:14). King David [a type of Christ] spoke of this when he said, 'Let their good food and other blessings trap them into thinking all is well between themselves and God. Let these good things become a stumbling block to rebound on them. Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, and let them walk bent-backed forever with a heavy load'."
(In 1963 Brother Branham said, ". . . our gold is . . . We've done spent it. We're broke. We don't have any money; and we're only living off of a past reputation."
"That's what the church is doing today: the church, not the Bride. The church is living off of a past reputation it got back yonder under the ministry of the Lion time. "We are the church, we are the mother church; we started . . ." That's right. See? It's living off a reputation . . ."
"This nation is living off a past reputation of what the forefathers were (See?), and that's the reason we think we'll be saved. God never respected Israel on what they was, what they had been; what they was then . . ." (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 505:6 506:3). Psychology, not fundamentals and reality.
Paul's prophetic Words now also apply to the United States and the once Christian world rushing headlong into the great tribulation: stumbling blindly against the God of Israel and the Israel of God to serve their mutual foe, the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled "Jews." Whereas Semitic Israel is blinded for the duration of the Gentile dispensation, once this is fulfilled the self-styled "Jews" who impersonate them will be left shipwrecked with the rest of the unconverted Gentiles, having squandered their day of grace.
Did you say, "God bless America!"? I think not. God's Prophet said America received her last call for national repentance in 1956, the jubilee of the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles that began the Laodicean Church Age (Condemnation by Representation, p. 6:47). If you are a mathematician you might add one more jubilee to 1956.
While Brother Branham was in Los Angeles for the International Convention of the Full Gospel Businessmen in April, 1965, he prophesied the earthquake that will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation, sinking Los Angeles. He asked his son, Billy Paul Branham, "Where are you standing?"
"In front of the May Company, downtown Los Angeles," replied Billy.
At this Brother Branham made a prophetic statement" "Billy," he said, "I may not be here, but you won't be an old man until sharks will swim right where you are standing" (Pearry Green, The Acts of the Prophet, p. 119).
Billy Paul Branham was born on September 13, 1935. A lifespan is 70-years, and he is 68 as I speak, so there can't be many moons before he is "an old man".
In Matthew's Gospel which is addressed to Israelites Jesus prophesied, "The generation that sees Israel restored to statehood shall not pass until all six written Seals described in Matthew 24 are fulfilled." He emphasized this point by adding, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away," or change (Matthew 24:34). In Hebrews 10:37, Paul confirms the fact this time is fixed, "Yet a little while, and He who shall come will come, and will not tarry." As the youngest male Hebrew to see Israel restored in 1948 would have been born in the same year as Billy Paul Branham, Gentile days are numbered, and it is later than many think or dare imagine).
"Does this mean that God has rejected Israel forever? Certainly not! But through their fall, and to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their failure the riches of the Gentiles; how much greater a blessing the world will share when Israel also receives Christ? [This will bring Millennium blessings]! For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I lay great stress on this and remind the Judeans about it as often as I can so that if possible I may provoke them to want what you Gentiles have and in that way save some of them."
"For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but the resurrection of a dead people to eternal Life? For if the firstfruit [Abraham and the patriarchs] is holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root is holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, so now you, too, receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing with them the rich nourishment of the root and fatness of the olive tree. Do not boast against the branches that were broken off. Remember. you are important only because you are now a branch of God's [Bride] Tree, and that you don't support the root, but the root supports you."
"You may well say then, 'The branches were broken off, so that I might be grafted in'."
"Take care, remembering that those Hebrew branches were broken off because they did not believe in Jesus Messiah, and you are there only because by grace through faith you do believe. Don't be haughty, but humble and grateful: for if God did not spare the natural branches in their self-confident unbelief, He won't spare you either."
"Consider therefore how God is both kind and severe. He is very hard on those who disbelieve, but very gracious to you if you continue in the faith. But if you don't, you too will be cut off. On the other hand, if Israel discontinues their unbelief, they will be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. For if God was willing to take you who were so far away from Himbeing part of a wild olive treeand graft you into His own cultivated olive tree: how much more ready will He be to graft Israel back into their original estate?"
"I want you to understand this Divine mystery, brethren, so that you will not be wise in your own conceits how partial blindness has happened to Israel, but this will endure only until the last elect Gentile is baptized into the Body. And then all 144,000 elect Israelites shall be saved: as it is written, 'There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins' (Jeremiah 31:33-40; Daniel 9:24, 27)."
"As you can see they are enemies of the Gospel for your sakes. And their hatred has resulted in God giving His gifts to you Gentiles. Yet concerning the election, they are beloved because of His promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable. For as you were once disobedient rebels against God, when Israel refused His gifts, you obtained mercy through their unbelief: and now they are the rebels, but someday soon they will share in God's mercy upon you. For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy upon all".
The Gentiles at the end of time are the antitype of Esau who despised and sold his birthright to Jacob merely to satisfy his immediate lust. Jacob fled to a far country as Israel has dispersed following the destruction of Jerusalem. Since Calvary us Gentiles have possessed the birthright but are now trading God's blessing to the self-styled "Jews" by mortgaging the destiny of our nations to borrow worthless fiat currency to feed worldly lusts. We've removed the ancient landmark, trodden down constitutions and surrendered parliamentary governance to "Jewish" judges and lawyers serving the alien BAR, opening our borders to strangers who despise us and can never assimilate or contribute. We've mingled our seed with the Serpent and our material wealth not pledged to Shylock is controlled by the Catholic church of whom nominal Christianity is Satan's spawn.
The scant buoyancy floating the submersible US dollar will crash-dive when Los Angeles and Florida sink, taking world trade and the monetary system into the abyss. And after Russia has invaded mainland United States, Christendom, like Esau, will sell her birthright to the anti-Christ church of Rome in order to restore peace. Then church and state will be reunited, and Rome in covenant with the self-styled "Jews" to refinance the US dollar and restore international commerce and financial infrastructure to preserve their material wealth and power, for neither can buy-out the other to attain world hegemony.
When Jacob was returning to Canaan he feared Esau and tried to buy him off, sending the animals and servants ahead of his wives and their children. But Esau like Rome was immensely wealthy and could not be bought so the brothers came to an accommodation. But before their meeting Jacob had separated from his entourage as Zechariah foretold Israel will separate from their carnal and self-styled fellow-travelers. He met God face to face and prevailed to become a limping prince with God with a new name as Israel will prevail with God until 144,000 are regenerated to walk a new walk under their new name of "Christian".
Wall Street crooks of the City of London antitype Jacob before conversion while denominational Gentiles under Rome antitype Esau who despised the Birthright. These "Jews" hold the world's paper wealthfiat money, mortgages, stocks and shares, futures options, bonds, derivatives, certificates of deposit, reinsurance, securities for commercial and international loans that will become a liability if world monetary, financial and economic systems crash. With Rothschilds, Rome holds the gold of the world.
According to Isaiah 28:18, Daniel 9:27 and this type we see in Jacob and Esau, Rome and the Edomite self-styled Jews will reach an accommodation which Rome will break in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week when she presumes to have the upper hand.
Never ever forget that Satan and his children here on Earth always control both sides of the Hegelian dialectic. Behind the scenes the same people control both the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church, Judaism, the apostate nation of Israel, the Empire of the City of London and Communism. So when Rome breaks her covenant, forces the mark of the beast and tries to oust the Money Power, the "Jews" and the Black Nobility (who are themselves self-styled Jews) will ally with Communism which is Judaism. They will bomb the Vatican and United States from the face of the Earth then gather the world for the slaughter at Armageddon, the third of three major revolutions planned along with three World Wars to yield world hegemony to Lucifer's children. And blood will flow to the horse bridles for two hundred miles (Revelation 14:20).
Revelation 6:12-17, "And I looked when Christ opened the Sixth Seal, and behold, a great earthquake took place; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of heaven fell to the Earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs, when being shaken of a mighty wind. The heaven departed as a scroll rolled up together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the chief captains, and the great men, and the rich men, and the [physically] strong men, and every bondman and free man hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains; and say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of their wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?"
This Scripture answers to Matthew 24:29-31. As the Sixth Seal opens and the Seventh Trumpet sounds, the Sun of Righteousness has ceased shining His heavenly Light, the "whole moon" or apostate churches confederate under Rome will not reflect His glorious revelation, and the stars fall from heaven as Satan with his denominational luminaries is cast down (Isaiah 34:4; Revelation 12:8-9; William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 357:1).
When Satan and his demons descend, these great men and churchmen so terrified by this supernatural invasion, will seek to conceal themselves from the face of God and the wrath of the Lamb, and from this present life, transformed into an invasion of the terrible beyond, a beyond they picture as more endurable in reality than the life they now live.
The Sign of Christ's parousia will appear over Israel in the Eastern hemisphere as it appeared for us over Arizona at the same latitude in the Western hemisphere. And although its import is unrecognized by the world, two prophets will be endued with the portion of Spirit that anointed Moses and Elijah and commissioned to gather together the elect of Israel from war and strife and minister atonement by revealing the Seven Trumpet mysteries. Once the 144,000 have been sealed with the Holy Spirit, the various classes of the "saved" will mourn, realizing they have missed the 'rapture' and must surrender their lives in martyrdom in order to maintain their place in the Book of Life.
Revelation chapter seven is in parenthesis. It describes the sealing of the 144,000 after the martyrdom and public resurrection of their prophets (Revelation 11:7-19). As in Revelation 10:1 where Christ placed judgment on the beast and his image and prevented their union until the translation of the Bride (II Thessalonians 2:6-8), the imprecatory prayers of the martyred Fifth Seal Israelites against the beast from the earth, the beast from the sea and all unsealed people although heard cannot be answered until the 144,000 are sealed with the Spirit (Revelation 7:1-3). Armageddon follows.
After this preview, John who represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation has the consolation of seeing the Bride of all Ages already before the throne of God, clothed in His righteousness, joyously waving palm leaves emblematic of victory and saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb" (Revelation 7:10-12; 12:10; 20:4). This antitypes Christ's entry into Jerusalem amidst the palm-bearing multitude at the beginning of the wheat harvest; palm fronds were waved at the feast of Tabernacles when Israel gave thanks to God for the ingathered fruits at harvest end. Whereas the original typical feast was to commemorate Israel's 40-years dwelling in booths or tabernacles in her wilderness pilgrimage before she was gathered into Canaan, here it signifies the completed harvest ingathering of elect souls for the millennium through the thousand years in which man has labored against sin.
The 144,000 once born-again will be martyred under the Sixth Seal. The church will suffer the tribulation for purification, her reprobates killing those who refuse the mark of the beast (Rome's Trinity dogma) as reprobate Jews slew the early Christians. But the Bride who has endured tribulation through all Ages is exempt from the judgments of God's wrath under the Sixth Seal as Israel in Goshen was exempted from the plagues that befell Egypt. And as John foresaw in the vision, she will resurrect and is translated under the Sixth Seal almost three and a half years before Israel is sealed. Christ's Bride does not go through the tribulation.
The Sixth Seal is the judgment Seal in which the foolish virgin and other classes of the "saved" will be sifted, proven and purged through martyrdom. And the elect 144,000 Israelites purified in "Jacob's Trouble" following reconfirmation of God's new covenant by their two witnesses of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11.
The sin for which Israel must be punished is summed-up in Isaiah 50 which prophesies how "the Lord came to His own and His own received Him not" (John 1:11). It was as if a stranger with no rights had come. The servants each went their own way; He called and no one answered Him (Isaiah 65:12; 66:4). But His coming in the form of a servant did not excuse Israel for rejecting Him as weak and powerless. Here seven hundred years prior to His advent He declares that He is still able to do at that time what He did when He appeared in majesty before the eyes of Israel, when the nation did not dare to refuse Him. "At My rebuke I dry up the sea . . . and I clothe the heavens with blackness, and make sackcloth their covering" referring to the black cloud over Mount Sinai that veiled God from the people. (Sackcloth of hair or Cilesian cloth (cilicium) was a dark, coarse fabric made of the "hair" of Cilician goats and used for tent-making by men such as Paul, a Cilician himself. It was also worn in mourning or humiliation).
All nature is to be purified, and the cosmic balance upset since the time of the Flood restored for the millennium. Lava will burst forth and melt the mountains, destroying all trace of man's past, burning the wicked with unquenchable fire and leaving them neither root nor branch (Malachi 4:1-3; Matthew 3:12; Revelation 19:20). The increasing frequency and severity of earthquakes today are the birth pains of Earth in travail for renewal. Earth will be cleansed by tribulation in the wrath of Almighty God (Isaiah 13:6-11).
"And we know that the time is near at hand. We see the world in a quivering, shaking condition, knowing that the atoms will soon be burning, and "the heavens will be on fire"as the apostle Peter said"and will burn with fervent heat". The atoms of the earth will catch fire soon. There'll be a relay, and there'll be not even dust left of the people" (William Branham, Conference with God, #61-0410). nl302.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.