Bible Believers' Newsletter 303
"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 God's unchanging Word.
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Proverbs 23:23, "Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding".
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Afghan Poppy Production Doubles
December 11, 2003 Ever wonder why the markets are doing so well? . . . with almost $600 billion in drug money being laundered through Wall Street and US banks, the markets should be improving. According to CNN, opium production in Afghanistan is 36 times higher than at the end of Taliban rule. Not every US policy overseas is a failure. Hamid Karzai controls a few square blocks of Kabul. But CIA-controlled warlords control the real estate that really matters.
Full story: fromthewilderness.com
US bent on World Domination
London, December 12, 2003 Former Government minister Michael Meacher has claimed that the war on terrorism is a "political smokescreen" allowing the US to dominate the world and its oil supplies.
Mr. Meacher, who was environment minister for six years until June, argued in a national newspaper that the US knew in advance of the September 11 attacks but did not act for strategic reasons. It has since made "no serious attempt" to catch al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. . .
Mr. Meacher concluded that the "overriding motivation for this political smokescreen is that the US and the UK are beginning to run out of secure hydrocarbon energy supplies." By 2010, he said, Muslim countries will control as much as 60 per cent of the world's oil production and 95 per cent of its global export capacity. Full story: itv.com
December 15, 2003 The Bush Administration has authorized a major escalation of the Special Forces' covert war in Iraq . . . Its highest priority is the neutralization of the Baathist insurgents, by capture or assassination . . .
. . . According to American and Israeli military and intelligence officials, Israeli commandos and intelligence units have been working closely with their American counterparts at the Special Forces training base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and in Israel to help them prepare for operations in Iraq. Israeli commandos are expected to serve as ad-hoc advisersagain, in secretwhen full-field operations begin . . .
Americans in the field are trying to solve that problem by developing a new source of information: they plan to assemble teams drawn from the upper ranks of the old Iraqi intelligence services and train them to penetrate the insurgency . . . One former Israeli military-intelligence officer summarized the core lesson this way: "How to do targeted killing, which is very relevant to the success of the war, and what the United States is going to have to do." He told me that the Americans were being urged to emulate the Israeli Army's small commando units, known as Mist'aravim, which operate undercover inside the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Full story: truthout.org
Comment: One subscriber asks, "Will Mr. Hussein confess to single-handedly destroying WMD? Psychodrugs can force anyone to admit to anything the CIA wants as torture was employed on the accused at Nuremberg.
"Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein could be offered a deal in which he would give his captors information on how he smuggled some of the weapons of mass destruction into Syria," said the military observer of the Israeli daily Haaretz. "In exchange, he would face life imprisonment and not be executed for war crimes".
Brother Israel Shamir added, "This would save George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair's bacon, following accusations that they lied to their people to justify war. More important, it would accomplish an old wish of Israeli leaders: the US tanks would roll into Damascus. With the conquest of Syria, the next stage of the Middle East subjugation to Israel would be complete, and the road to Saudi oil riches would be open" Full story: Shamir
Look 'Saddam' has no Roots!
December 15, 2003 Here is one blatant, glaring, searingly obvious fact that no one in the media seems to have noticed. Full story: rense.com
They got the Wrong Guy Bush is the Real Criminal
The theatrical apprehension of fallen Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from his pathetic hole in the dirt is a prima facie example of how the American vision of life and the world has become totally twisted. It was the culmination of an unjust war against a defenseless people, this ritual roughing up of a tired old man who was never more than a puppet following the orders of the master manipulators who always planned to do him in when it became convenient . . .
George W. Bushand Bill Clinton and the elder Bush before himkilled many times more Iraqis than Saddam ever did. The 20,000 or so Iraqi innocents who perished in the recent bombing of the Cradle of Civilization were at least ten times more than the number of political malcontents who ran afoul of the murderous machismo of Saddam's inflexible rule, and the utter destruction of this functioning nation-state was certainly something Hussein never contemplated.
What the United States has done to Iraq is something far worse than Saddam Hussein ever would or could have done. Saddam was never a danger to his neighbors; that was all Zionist media spin. The only country in that region that was worried about him was Israel, because he represented an inflexible stumbling block to the expansionist aims of the demonic Jewish state . . .
But the American criminal behavior, you must remember, goes much deeper. For 12 years, America and Britain have bombed Iraq constantly, destroyed its civilian infrastructure, and caused the deaths of a half million children who were deprived adequate medical care and nutrition, all this after more than 100,000 were killed in the first Gulf War, all this after a century of exploitation and mass murder bywho else?America and Britain. Full story: rudemacedon.ca
Rejoice America, Satan is in Custody!
December 15, 2003 The fact that American taxpayers have shelled out billions of dollars to lay hands on Saddam's sad, old moth-eaten carcass (if indeed it's him), is the great crime.
Lately Hussein had been a threat to God's Chosen Real Estate dealers in the Middle East; that is why we expended blood and treasure to bring him down. Otherwise, he was a non-entity. I agree with 70% of Europe: the threat to world peace is Ariel Sharon, Mr. Bush's "closest ally," not a camel jockey from a Third World hellhole. But American suckers think otherwise, and as they jingle all the way to bankruptcy court, they can rejoice in the fact that "we" got Saddam!
Full story: hoffman-info.com, The Saddam Hussein Book
Fortress America: Ben Gurion's ultimate One True Zion
December 14, 2003 The final Zion, or Promised Land, would be determined by raw wealth and power rather than by mere religious symbolism. While intentionally leaking "false Zions" including Australia and Argentina to the media, Ben Gurion and his Zionist cohorts ultimately intended to overrun and capture the Americas. The problem was that back in 1948 they had no real power, and would have been easily overwhelmed by the vast resources of the US Military in particular. So conquest of the "one true Zion" was to be a long drawn-out game, with Zionist lobbies in America gradually eating away at the fabric of society. Then, when resistance in the Americas was eventually undermined to a predetermined level, it would be time to strike militarily. Believe me, that time is now very close. Full story: indymedia.org.uk
Was the Blackout a Military Test?
Wow! Light a candle and read this! "At an under-publicized [Department of Energy] public comment meeting . . . Michael Kane outlined . . . that the August 14th  blackout was . . . due to a multi-faceted military test . . . possibility of Electro Magnetic Pulses . . . HAARP was turned on . . . just 11 minutes before . . . national military drills announced just one day after . . . Canadian border . . . militarized . . . just three hours before . . . National Security Presidential Directive 16 (PD-16) gave the president authority to wage cyber-warfare against other countries, including bringing down their power grids . . . " Full story: prisonplanet.com
There is still another major prophecy about the end-time Elijah. "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse" (Mal. 4:5-6). Here again we see that Elijah came just before the Great Tribulation and Christ's Second Coming. ONLY Mr. (Herbert W.) Armstrong taught the truth about God's family, and how we can be born into that family. . .
THESE CURSES ARE TO COME UPON ISRAEL MAINLY THE AMERICAN AND BRITISH PEOPLES BECAUSE IT HAS FORSAKEN GOD! (The Philadelphia Trumpet Magazine, December 2003, p. 1-2).
Comment: Jesus and Paul taught that impersonators will arise after the real prophet of God has come and fulfilled this Scripture . . . but their folly will be made manifest to every one in Christ. If Mr. Armstrong was the Elijah to Israel he would have been the Elijah of Zechariah 4, Matthew 24:31 and Revelation 11, not the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 whose ministry was to God's "children," us Gentiles, not to Israel who are His "servants." His ministry would have been in Israel, not the United States or any other Gentile land where God's Covenant with Israel is without effect, and he would have been accompanied by a Hebrew with the anointing that was on Moses.
Brother Branham said, "The first thing you know, you get yourself wound in British Israel, and all that stuff, which there's nothing to" (Sign of His Coming, #62-0407).
The Seventh Seal
"In the beginning God created the [material] heavens and the Earth" out of nothing but His spoken Word which is His eternal thoughts expressed, and time began. We can only guess the point of material manifestation and commencement of time but we understand that Genesis 1:1 took place "In the beginning," billions or even trillions of years ago.
Genesis chapters one and two record how God prepared a paradise in which His family could live in peace and harmony with dominion over every living thing on Earth. For six days of about one thousand years God spoke this creation. "Thus the heavens and the Earth were finished, and all the host of them" for the fullness of the Word had gone forth. Yet we learn from chapter two that at the dawning of the seventh day nothing of His creative Word had manifested what was spoken for "the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the Earth, and there was not a man to till the ground".
On the Seventh Day, or "in the dispensation of the fullness of times" there was "silence in heaven" as God rested and watched the fullness of His spoken Word come into manifestation under the anointing of a mist that rose up from the Earth and watered the whole face of the ground, a type of "former" or "teaching rain." And Adam, when he was formed, manifested that he was the Son of God by naming under inspiration every bird and beast that God formed and brought to him.
When man fell in sin his dominion, which was all of nature, fell subject to death with him. And the whole creation has since groaned and travailed in pain together with us who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, waiting for the redemption of our body. But God is faithful and though heavens and Earth shall change or pass away, His Words shall neither change nor pass away but will be fulfilled in their designated and decreed season and time (Matthew 5:18; 24:35).
It was not Adam, God's spoken Word, that fell, but the woman. Eve was a PART-Word by-product of the first Adam and not an original creation of God's spoken Word. Like the Church Age saints who constitute the PART-Word Body of the last Adam, she was made to be the glory of her husband so long as she remained under pre-eminence to his headship. Should she usurp authority over the man as the denominations have usurped authority over Christ the Word, she was deceived and would fall.
When Adam redeemed or took His fallen wife back to himself he forfeited his own life and dominion to Satan and this forfeit has been the sufferance of his offspring. But the life of God's creation comes from His spoken Word so all the souls are His (Ezekiel 18:4; John 6:63). And since all things work together for good to those who love Him and are the called according to His purpose, the Fall provided the opportunity for God to display His manifold attributes like mercy and judgment in salvation to those who believe, that by grace through faith He might redeem the Sons of God and restore us to our dominion and rightful destiny.
Galatians 4:4-5, "But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, to redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons".
Hebrews 11:39-40, "All the Old Testament saints, notwithstanding the glory they derived from their faith still did not receive God's promise to Abraham: God having provided a better covenant for us with the Messianic Gift of the new birth, that they without us should not be made perfect [or redeemed and glorified]".
This oneness with God in Christ was to manifest through the Spiritual regeneration of an election under the Seven Seals of the revelation of nature and character of Jesus Christ in His offspring after our Kinsman Redeemer had redeemed our souls on Calvary. But the Token of the Life of Christ would not manifest immediately, as the New Testament saints were to grow up into Him over two thousand years as He revealed His purpose through seven Church Ages of PART-Word "precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, and there a little" until the climax of this holy convocation in the dispensation of the fullness of those seven times, just before the close of the Gentile dispensation when the mystery of the six written Seals would be expounded in the spoken Word of the seventh unwritten Seal, revealing Jesus Christ incarnate in His Bride.
Ephesians 1:7-12, "In the riches of His grace God has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which from eternity He purposed in Himself: that at the climax of the Church Ages He might gather together His manifested Word, both those in heaven and those on Earth under Christ (Romans 8:28-30; Revelation 5:13): in whom we also were made God's heritage and obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things in agreement with the counsel of His Own will: that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In whom you also who have heard the present Truth, the Gospel of your salvation, and believed, were marked with God's Seal of the Holy Spirit long-promised to Abraham's Seed".
The glorified Jesus Christ is the beginning of God manifesting Himself in the material creation of His own Family (Revelation 3:14). Jesus Christ is not a second or third part of God. Neither is He His own Father. Trinitarian, Pentecostal Oneness and Twoness doctrines are in error. Jesus was the firstborn in a new creation of men born of women and re-born of God's spoken Word, the first of ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of God-men (Daniel 7:10; John 17:17-23; Hebrews 2:9-17; Revelation 5:8-12).
The mystery of God revealed in Jesus Christ is manifest in the redemption of "all things spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the world began." God is redeeming His own Word which is the attributes of Himself. The New Testament saints are part of the eternal Logos and are thereby one with the Word and last Adam as Jesus prayed. The various classes of the "saved" are a continuation of the first Adam only, people who have in some way honored the last Adam, thus maintaining their names on the Book of Life.
The material manifestation of God's first creation in Genesis one and two types the redemption and union of that creation in a new creation with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3) as He expounded through Brother Branham in the revelation of the Seven Seals.
Seven days after God had finished speaking His creation; His first Son became manifest following the mist of a "former" or "seedtime rain" that watered the Earth to bring life to the seed God had already declared. In Adam's seventh generation God sent a "latter" or "harvest rain" to gather Enoch, His elect, purge Earth of sin and save eight souls in Noah's ark, three of whom were subsequently losta type of this present dispensation.
Matthew 24:37 "As the days of Noah were, so shall also the [parousia] Coming of the Son of man be." The world has again reached that climax of sinfulness wherein "every imagination of the thoughts of man's heart is only evil continually" and God is preparing to destroy all life on earththis time by fire.
The Laodicean Church Age was the seventh generation from the last Adam. At the end of Laodicea God sent the prophet William Branham with a "teaching" or "seedtime rain" that has restored the apostolic faith, and finished the mystery of God, to call the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters into maturity in the unity of the faith under the Seventh Seal, for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation at the time of the "latter" or "harvest rain" under the Sixth Seal (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7; Matthew 25:6; Ephesians 4:13).
Under the New Testament God has been redeeming creation (His Word) through six written Seals and transforming His elect into Sons of God begotten again by the Gospel through Jesus Christ (I John 5:1). When Jesus dictated the Seventh Seal John wrote, "When Christ had opened the Seventh Seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" (Revelation 8:1).
Matthew 24 also records the prophecies of the first Six Seals of redemption but when Jesus came to the Seventh Seal, He spoke in parables. As He explained in Mark 4:11-12, "To the elect it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them who are without, all things come in parables: so that seeing they may see and not perceive; and hearing they may hear and not understand; lest they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them." As He spoke in Revelation 2:17 and 19:12, of ". . . a new Name written, which no man knows but he himself." Like the Seventh Seal, it is a revelation through the spoken Word of God's end-time Prophet, Brother Branham.
We are living into the harvest time. The seven angels or portions of Spirit that anointed the Church Age messengers are united in the fullness of the Spirit to reveal the fullness of the Word which is Christ, the Son of man. This Mighty Angel of the Lord is separating the wheat from the tares within the churches as prophesied (Matthew 13:36-41). Yes, even within the compass of this Message, through the "teaching rain" of this Message.
Brother Branham did not add to or diminish from Scripture. God revealed what was already written in the Word. His Message is the Seventh Seal which is the revelation of the previous six Seals. It is the Spiritual perfection and completion of the revelation of Christ that brought rest or sabbath to the end-time Bride, or as Brother Branham expressed it, "Now, notice, when the seven angels came forth to sound their trumpets, there was one thunder. When Israel was gathered, there was a trumpet. When time shall be no more, the last trumpet. . . One thunder, but here is seven straight thunders right in a row: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, that perfect number. Seven thunders in a row uttered not . . . making just one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, straight. Then heavens couldn't write that. Heavens can't know about it, nothing else, because there's nothing to go on. It's a relaxing time" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 503:251-252).
My Brother and Sister, the struggle to "work out" and understand the Absolute of God's Word by man's intelligence is over. We have come out from the denominations and their guesswork. Now that we have the perfect interpretation of the revealed Word of God we rest in the "true sayings of God." As His Bride we are glad and rejoice and give honor to the Lord: for the marriage of the Lamb is come and His wife has made herself ready.
The revelation of the Seven Thunders are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals (Revelation 10:1-4). It is these divinely revealed mystery truths that literally turn the heart of the children to their Pentecostal fathers and have introduced the holy convocation and fiftieth day of the Pentecostal feast or Gentile dispensation (Leviticus 23:21). This is our "relaxing time" because those who are in the revelation of the end-time Message know "who" they are and "how" they were redeemed without a Mediator, because they have heard their name called from the Lamb's Book of Life and are at one with the Word.
The Seventh Seal brought us the certainty of THUS SAITH THE LORD. We no longer run to and fro like the denominational people, "ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth".
The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to Earth in Word form. His second or 'parousia' Coming is a revelation of the spoken Word revealed in the Message of William Branham. I Corinthians 13:10, "When that which is perfect [or completeChrist, the fullness of the Word] is come, then that which is in part [PART-Word and mediation] shall be done away."
John was forbidden to write the words uttered by the voices of the seven thunders. Jesus said, "No man knows the day and hour of My 'parousia' Coming and of the end of the Ages, no, not the angels of heaven or even Myself, but My Father only. But when you see all of these three Signs and six Seals begin to come to pass, know that My 'parousia' and the end of the dispensations are at hand and your redemption is nigh" (Matthew 24:3, 30-36; Luke 21:28).
Luke 8:11, "The seed is the Word of God." We have had six written Seals that no man could open or understand until Christ revealed them through the spoken Word of the seventh unwritten Seal which could not even be guessed as it was not symbolized. This is the "teaching," "seedtime" or "former rain" of Brother Branham's Message (Revelation 10:7; Acts 3:21-23). And under the "latter rain" at the commencement of the Sixth Seal the seed Word of his Message will produce what was spoken in the manifestation of the Sons of God as the seed Word He spoke through six days of creation manifest what He had said on the seventh day.
One of the reasons Jesus forbade John from describing the Seventh Seal in the written Word, even in symbols, was to prevent Satanic and denominational impersonations of His 'parousia' through the ages. And in these last days, to thin down the crowds of make-believers and un-believers as when He said, "Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you have no life in you," and seventy apostles forsook Him.
The revelation of the Seventh Seal is the threefold mystery of the "rapture" whose climax is the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. I Thessalonians 4:15-17, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, we who are alive and remain to the Coming of the Lord shall not precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the Voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and thus we shall always be with the Lord".
The "Shout" is the Message of the Prophet revealing the Seven Seals and calling God's people out from Rome and the (once) Protestant denominations and is the new birth of Christ's end-time Bride (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 10:7; 18:4). The "Voice of the Archangel" is Christ in the heart of the Bride placing and confirming the Message from Genesis to Revelation thereby bringing us to maturity in the unity of the faith (Ephesians 4:13-16). While the "Trump" is Israel's Seventh Trumpet that sounds the close of the Gentile dispensation, calls Israel to their feast of Trumpets which will be the ministry of two prophets, begins the first resurrection among the Church Age saints, and the manifestation of the Sons of God among "we who are alive and remain".
So the threefold "rapture" is the second or 'parousia' Coming of the Lord in the fullness of His Word to incarnate His end-time Bride and bring her to maturity in the unity of the faith which will signal the resurrection of the sleeping saints and enable her to "speak the Word" under pre-eminence. What she says God will do, vindicating they are the Sons of God and that it is time to restore the kingdom to Israel.
Heaven consists of the Word. When Christ opened the Seventh Seal, heaven was empty for the space of half an hour, the brief period of Christ's 'parousia' to us Gentiles. For "the Lord Himself has descended from heaven" with the "Shout" of the Message and placed judgment on the beast from the sea (Rome) and the beast from the Earth (Protestants and America), preventing the union of church and state until the translation of the Bride (I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 10:1- 2; II Thessalonians 2:7).
Jude 14-15, "Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied these men, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment on all, and to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him".
The revelation of Seventh Seal commenced with Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming and it encompasses Daniel's Seventieth Week, the Millennium, the general resurrection and White Throne judgment, and the regeneration of this old earth into a renewed heavens and earth at the consummation of time itself. Thereafter we will shall live here throughout eternity. nl303.htm
Homework: Please read Overview The Seventh 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.