Bible Believers' Newsletter 316

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Please welcome guest contributor, Thomas Nunn, who from his childhood has felt a calling yet "kicked against the pricks" and came to Christ the hard way. He first learnt of Brother Branham in the barber shop of Brother John Davis who continually played William Branham's Message on reel-to-reel tapes and preached Acts 2:38 to his customers. Brother Nunn persisted with denominational interpretations of God's Word that led to sin and disgrace and it was not until 1995 that He found God in His Word.

Falsified Bible codes and Elijahs' mantles aside, God has a true gematria of which Brother Nunn has been a student over many years. And although he lays no claim to special revelations or infallibility he does not copy existing gematria but waits upon the Lord, taking the written Word as expounded by the spoken Word for his inspiration and Absolute. Although we are not expected to march in lock-step, I feel true believers will find a blessing in his work.

Whilst we are speaking of numbers there is continuing confusion within the circle of the Message concerning Daniel's Seventieth Week which is yet future, for Messiah was "cut off" after the "threescore and two weeks." Since then no "prince" has covenanted with Israel; the "sacrifice and the oblation" has not been restored, and the week of seven years has not yet commenced so "the midst of the week" is also future. Neither can the covenant be broken in the midst of the week of seven years when the Gentile dispensation is not yet fulfilled.

However the Seven Seals are revealed and "the time is at hand" for mercy to end and God's wrath to strike men. Our first two news articles declare that the present occupant of the office of "the prince who shall come" is drawing Rome closer to sealing his covenant with the self-styled "Jews" and establishing one world government, and for a bankrupt USA to fulfill her role as Rome's image (Revelation 13:11-18).

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be proven personally in your own Bible.

Your brother-in-Christ,
Anthony Grigor-Scott

Chief Rabbis meet the Pope

January 16, 2004 — Chief Rabbis Yona Metzger and Rishon LeTzion Shlomo Amar are holding a historic meeting today in the Vatican with Pope John Paul II. The official topic of the 25-minute meeting will be the increasing number of anti-Semitic acts in Europe. The Pope, 83 and not in good health, is said to be "troubled" at the revival of such sentiment among Catholics in Europe. Vatican sources said that he would express to the Chief Rabbis his "solidarity with the Jewish people and their right to live in peace." He will also speak out against terrorism. Full story:

Comment: Perhaps this explains why N.S.W. Premier Bob Carr and Opposition leaders, senior politicians in France, Germany, and the US (i.e. H.R. 3077), have raised self-righteous chorus against this mental disease developed by rabbis and elite "Jews" to strike fear and hatred into the hearts of their power-base "lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted" and assimilate with Christians and the human race (Isaiah 6:9-10; 55:3; Matthew 13:15). Non-Jews accused of contracting this man-made virus (exclusively designed to infect non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled "Jews") were shot in Stalinist Russia. Search Jews, anti-Semitism on and"

Constitution Restoration Act of 2004

March 12, 2004 — Ignorant barbarians in Washington are pushing a law through Congress that would "acknowledge God as the sovereign source of law, liberty [and] government" in the United States. What's more, it would forbid all legal challenges to government officials who use the power of the state to enforce their own view of "God's sovereign authority." Any judge who dared even to hear such a challenge could be removed from office.

The Constitution Restoration Act of 2004 is no joke; it was introduced last month by some of the Bush Regime's most powerful Congressional sycophants. If enacted, it will effectively transform the American republic into a theocracy, where the arbitrary dictates of a "higher power"—as interpreted by a judge, policeman, bureaucrat or president—can override the rule of law.

The Act—drafted by a minion of television evangelist Pat Robertson—is the fruit of decades of work by a group of extremists known broadly as "Dominionists". . . Full story:

Comment: Judaeo-Jesuits are crafting the US/Protestant image to the Judaeo-Roman beast of Revelation 13 and 17.

Myahudi Monsters Maul Madrid

The attack on Madrid's railway occurred 911 days after the 9/11 attacks on the WTC and Pentagon—September 9, 2001—March 11, 2004. Only instruments of the City of London could have planned and executed this black op.
Full story:

Comment: Islam is innocent. Besides in 1938 Evelyn Waugh assured us all that, particularly in this Roman Catholic season of self-denial, "The better sort of Ishmaelites have been Christian for many centuries and will not publicly eat human flesh uncooked in Lent—without special and costly dispensation from their bishop." (Myahudi is Swahili for "in the Jewish manner").

DARPA raises another Hydra-head

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San Francisco, February 27, 2004 — When retired Adm. John Poindexter left government service last year, it was widely believed that his misguided scheme to collect private data on US citizens was gone for good, too. (See Newsletters 253 and 284).

It was an illusion. The work persists, only now Congress farms it out to various government agencies [like NSA]. Full story:

God did not create Evil, Cold or Darkness

All previous attempts to explain how the process works have failed. Since no-one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a priest?"

Sir, the basic law of physics says matter can neither be created nor destroyed, and yet you in spite of that believe in "spontaneous generation" of the entire physical universe! Spontaneous generation of vermin was disproved centuries ago. Talk about straining out the gnat and swallowing the camel! Sir, biogenesis is "observable science" as you say—life has only been observed to come from other life of like kind—and yet you apparently still believe that that is exactly what happened—in spite of science—that life somehow came from non-life. . . Full story:

Numerology in the Message

By Thomas Nunn

Our God is a precise and orderly God who created an orderly universe. This physical cosmos is governed by mathematical as well as Spiritual laws. Scores of mathematical constants can be proven scientifically and verified biblically. Even the value of pi has been calculated from the Hebrew Bible to an accuracy that measures the circle of the earth to within 25 yards!

All matter in the universe has been assigned a number. Every atom and molecule is defined by its atomic number. The ocean waves and the wave-length of light and sound possess specific numeric values. For instance, the difference between the colors "red" and "blue" is the length of a light-wave and can be expressed as a number. The difference between the note middle C on a piano—F, G, or A—is the frequency or number of vibrations of the note per second.

God's Word declares that even the hairs of our head are numbered! The DNA in your hair can be expressed as a number unique to yourself! Our omniscient God has numbered the dust of the earth, the stars of the sky and measured the universe with a handspan (Genesis 15:5; Isaiah 40:12).

Our ineffable God was pleased to assimilate a system of numerological patterns in the Hebrew and Greek texts of scripture that undeniably demonstrate His Supernatural authorship of the Bible. These number patterns remain constant and intact throughout the whole Bible in spite of the Holy Spirit's use of forty major different authors to write His Word over 35 centuries.

This phenomenon in scripture is called numerology which is simply "the study of numbers" and the meanings assigned thereto. Biblical numerology is absolutely nothing to do with the occult practice of the same name and is sometimes called theomatics. I like to call this line of study Biblical numerics because that's what Brother Branham called it, and to differentiate it from the false system of occult numerology. There are more than sixty references by the Prophet to the meanings of God's numbers.

Hebrews, Chapter Three, p. 90:15: "There's not another piece of literature written anywhere that can do that. And mathematically, and geographically, and every way; there's not a Book in the world wrote like the Bible; there's nothing. The numatics of the Bible is perfectly in harmony; just even chapters, and punctuations, and everything is perfect".

End Time Seed Sign #62-0319: "Three is the number of perfection. We all know that. Three is God's number in His numerology. God is known by His numbers.

Brother Branham stated emphatically that the number of a man's name or the name of a church has a direct bearing on its character.

Smyrnaean Church Age, p. 204:98: "Now, the church name is associated with the nature of its character. Did you notice the Smyrna meaning "bitter"? And you notice each one of the church now . . . the church name has something to do with the character of the church. I could say something here; but I'd better not, 'cause you'd get me wrong. See? Your name does too. You might not know it, but it does. Oh, yeah. You say now, "It's numerology." No, it's not. When Jacob was born, they called him Jacob, which was "supplanter;" but when he wrestled with the Angel, God changed his name to Israel, "a prince." Is that right? Saul was "Saul of Tarsus," a mean fellow; but when he come to Jesus, he's called, "Paul." Simon's name was "Simon;" when he come to Jesus, he was called Peter, "a little stone." Oh, yes, sir. . . Your name . . . has an impression upon your character".

Thyatirean Church Age, p. 292:29: "Find out that your name has a bearing on your life". Three times Brother Branham exhorted those who had a child named Elvis or Ricky to change the name of the child, even if they just called him number 1 or number 2. He said "If you knew the numerology of those names you would change the name of your child." His advice to change the names was grounded on the numerology of those names, not the meaning or even the interpretation of the names, which had bad portents, but the numerology of those names. So if numerology is important to knowing something about names and the bearing they have on our character, then it behooves us to be informed of biblical numerics.

End Time Evangelism, p. 20:112: "Ricky's all right. [i.e. the singer Ricky Nelson]. I just don't like the name. That's right. But you look that up in numerology, you'd rename your child. Yes, sir. Now, Ricky or Elvis, or something like that, oh, mercy. . . They didn't have those names [in times] gone by, it has to come. This is the age for it to be here. That's exactly right".

Brother Branham admonished us to study the letters, the numbers and the numerology of the name of God's messenger:

Modern Events are made Clear by Prophecy, p. 38:255: Watch the Messenger to Abraham's group. [and Christ's Bride is Abraham's group, elect and called out from the church in Sodom, so this is a specific command to watch the prophet]. Watch the numbers, letters, and the numerology of his name. You say, "There's nothing in a name. Don't you never let anybody tell you that".

Here are two specific admonitions to the Bride:

Now most Message believers know the number of letters in the name Branham is seven, but few know anything about the numerology of his name even though the prophet said we should watch the numerology of his name.

Abraham and His Seed after Him, #61-0423: "You say that's numerology. The Devil's got one, that's right, and God's got one. Everything the Devil has, he patterned it off of God. Exactly right!"

It was God Who devised the numerology of names, not the Devil: he just copied God's system! Should we remain ignorant of God's system of numerology because Satan has impersonated it as he has imitated God's church? Believers often seem to be ignorant of the very things with which God has told us to familiarize ourselves. 99% of "Message believers" (so called) know nothing about numbers in Scripture, while the prophet said, "God is known by His numbers".

I once shared this quotation with a brother who firmly resisted it, saying, "God is not known by His numbers, He is known by His Word!"

Truly, God is known by faith in His Word and a new birth. But the prophet also said, "God is known by His numbers." That, too, is faith. In other words He witnesses to His Word and His Person in numbers.

I agree with the brother that God is known by His Word, but if the numbers of God point to and agree with His Word, surely they are testifying: "My Word is truth!" God reveals Himself by "many infallible proofs." He makes Himself known by His numbers as Bible numerics are perfect and agree with His Word. God deploys numbers to speak to us so we can use them as a tool to confirm His Word to edify the Brethren, to instruct the unlearned, and confound the skeptic.

God did not give us Bible numerics for guidance or as a substitute for His Word. We must never use any of His gifts as a kind of "ouija board," or allow the stars or even the gifts of the Spirit to divert us into an emotional state that would detract from the Absolute of His Word.

As God's numbers are given us as a further means of confirming His written Word, we should not allow ourselves to be discouraged from applying His true system of numerology because of the existence of a forgery. Should one remain ignorant of the gifts of the Spirit simply because some fundamentalist denominations reject them all as Satanic? Or cease Church attendance because Satan has denominational imitations? You won't throw your money away because there's a fake $100 bill out there somewhere, or discard your old King James Bible because there are a host of modern language translations. No! So if God devised numerics and has a numerology let us each profit by its study.

baptism, 1933I first became interested in the study of numerics because of one simple question. I asked God why it was that when the Angel of the Lord appeared at the baptismal service in the Ohio River on June 11, 1933 and spoke to Brother Branham, He was seen as the Prophet was baptizing the 17th person? Why not the 7th, 10th or 3rd penitent? What was so special about the number 17 that it featured so prominently in his ministry? I had been studying numbers in scripture long before I came around Message preaching.

As I pondered my question I reached one logical conclusion. If this is a perfect Message and truly THUS SAITH THE LORD, then all the numerics in the written Word of God's Bible will apply to the spoken Word as well. That was over five years ago. What I found truly amazed me, and I'm still learning! The study of numbers in the Bible has been a deep well for me, a refreshing fount of fascinating, stimulating revelation.

In this paper I will endeavor to share certain truths about the number and the letters and numerology of the name William Marrion Branham, the messenger to Abraham's end-time group. I will also disclose truths hidden in particular numbers as they pertain to the Message and provide an index to the meanings of some numbers to assist you in your own studies.

Biblical numerology is a study founded on the assignment of a "gematria" or numeric value to a name, word or text in scripture based on the ancient numerical values of the Greek and Hebrew letters. There has been extensive study by many Bible scholars over the years. Most renowned perhaps, are E.W. Bullinger and Ivan Panin. Another good source of reference for gematria is, however I lay no claims to infallibility and I have drawn upon many and varied sources for my understanding on this subject which I find both encouraging and rewarding.

This study has established that God has assigned specific meanings to particular numbers and factors associated with certain words and passages of scripture and disclosed the meanings of those numbers. The prophet regularly made reference to the meaning of certain numbers such as, 5, which is the number of grace, or 3, which signifies completion, 7, which stands for perfection, 40 which indicates probation or testing, and 50 which is the jubilee.

You will remember, dear reader, that I began this line of study with one simple question? Why was it the 17th person? I consulted various Bible scholars to consider their definitions as to the meaning of the number 17.

I found only one such scholar, and not a Message believer. He said the number 17 is a very special number in scripture and that it carries the same meaning as 7 as it is the seventh prime number. [Prime numbers carry a hidden meaning which is the same meaning as the number of their order in the list of primes.] This scholar said that 17 also carries the meaning of 8, as its "sum" is eight. [The sum of a number is the value of its digits: 1+7=8].

Numbers can also declare a meaning from their appearance or arrangement. For instance, 17 portrays the number 7 [perfection] standing before the number 1 [God.] As a prime number, 17 is divisible only by itself, so it speaks of single-minded worship of the one true God in His perfect order, or indivisible spiritual perfection before God. And its sum [8] portrays eternity—new birth and perfection of spirit—because this figure has neither beginning nor ending and initiates a new series (after seven).

This Bible scholar's most striking statement was: "17 is a number that is always present in scriptures in relation to the vindication of a prophet." And what did the seventh angel say?

This day this Scripture is Fulfilled, p. 19:153-154: Then consider. Now, I ask you at this hour, you people here at Jeffersonville, in 1933 the Supernatural Light that fell down yonder on the river that day when I was baptizing five hundred in the Name of Jesus Christ (I was about a twenty-year-old boy). What did It say, Jeffersonville? What was It at the foot of Spring Street there, when the Courier Journal (I think it was the Louisville Herald) packed the article, and it went plumb across the Associated Press, plumb into Canada. Dr. Lee Vayle cut it out of the paper way up in Canada in 1933. When I was baptizing my seventeenth person under this Witness (and you know the rest of the story), and when I was standing there baptizing that seventeenth person, a Light come down from heaven, a shining down above there like a star falling from heaven. A Voice said, "As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first Coming of Christ, your Message shall forerun His second Coming into all the world." This day this Scripture is fulfilled".

I also discovered that in scripture the number 17 is associated with the appearance of an angel. There are 17 angelic appearances to men listed in the Word. Joseph had his first vision, vindicating him as a prophet at the age of 17. And tradition states that God vindicated Daniel, David, and Mary at 17. David's giant-killing is recorded in the seventeenth chapter of the Book of Kings. Rain vindicated Noah seven days after God closed the door of the ark on the 17th day of the fifth month. It grounded on the 17th day of another month. The 17th Book of scripture is Esther which speaks of the vindication of a bride. When a prophet is vindicated the number 17 is always in evidence.

I see a remarkable presence of 17 in William Branham's life and ministry! The first instance being the above mentioned day of June 11, 1933 when the Pillar of Fire visibly appeared above the Prophet in form like a star as he was about to baptize a young man named Edward Colvin. Hundreds of witnesses heard a Voice from heaven declare his commission. Many were filled with such holy dread, they ran to the water in their Sunday best, confessing their sins and begging to be baptized. Other instances of 17 in the prophet's ministry include:

    •17 religions opposed Brother Branham when God healed a blind beggar in Calcutta.

    •The revelation of the Seven Seals was delivered in 10 Messages over 7 days 17 days after the Pillar of Cloud manifest publicly over Sunset mountain on February 28th.

    •Photographs of the Cloud in the May 17th edition of Life Magazine.

    •His most frequently preached sermon, "Hear Ye Him" was recorded 17 times. His text was Mathew 17!

    •After he preached the revival in Durban, South Africa, 17 busloads of people who had been healed followed 17 truckloads of discarded crutches, wheel chairs, stretchers and other aids, singing "Only Believe".

    •Brother Branham pastored his tabernacle for its first 17 years without pay.

    •His prophetic ministry is foretold in Mathew 17, Luke 17 (in 17 verses, 21-37), Revelation 10:7 [17], and Luke 1:17.

    •The latitude and longitude of his birth place are 37o North by 85o [5x17] West. 37 signifies the spoken Word.

    •As a young boy Brother Branham was shot and lay dying in a hospital. The doctor said, "My boy, you have three minutes more to live. Your heart is beating 17 times a minute."

    •Even the stars witness 17 as gematria for a vindicated prophet. The 17th brightest star is Fomalhaut, the mouth of Piscis Austrinus, the fish that receives the outpouring of water from Aquarius. The fish types the Church and the mouth of the Church is God's prophet-messenger to the age.

With these things in mind let us now study the letters, numbers and numerology of Brother Branham's name as he admonished: "Watch the numbers, letters, and the numerology of the messenger's name. You say, "There's nothing in a name." Don't you never let anybody tell you that".

To determine the "gematria," of a person's name we apply the numerical values associated with the Hebrew, Greek or English alphabets. Biblical numerics appear to work only in these three languages in which the Message of God was originally delivered.

The values assigned to each English letter are as follows:

A=1 J=10 S=100
B=2 K=20 T=200
C=3 L=30 U=300
D=4 M=40 V=400
E=5 N=50 W=500
F=6 O=60 X=600
G=7 P=70 Y=700
H=8 Q=80 Z=800
I=9 R=90  

So then "William" is equal to 619, "Marrion" is equal to 340, and "Branham" is equal to 192. Taking the sum of numerical values of each name:

William is 6+1+9=16, the number of Divine love, and 1+6=7, the number for perfection; Marrion is 3+4+0=7; and Branham is 1+9+2=12 and 1+2=3, the number for completion. Adding the three single digit sums of his three names we have 7+7+3=17, the number for the vindication of a prophet!

Now if we add up the sums of the values for the three names, we have 16+7+12=35 which is 5x7 or grace and perfection. And if we take just 16+12 as in William Branham we have 28, which is the number of life.

"William" means valiant protector, or defender. [It is also said to be the "will" of "I-AM"]. This name alone counted to 619. 619 which is spoken as 600-and-19. 600 is the warfare of the elect and 19 is faith. So 619 is "the good fight of faith." These digits add up to 16, the number of Divine love. Faith works by love.

619 also carries the "hidden meaning" of 114 as it is the 114th prime. 100 is the number of the elect and 14 is salvation. So 114 is salvation of the elect. But since 619 is a prime, this meaning of 114 for 619 is "under the surface and not readily visible." This testifies that the prophet's fight of faith was to deliver a love message that only the elect would see unto salvation.

"Marrion" means bitter, or a man of sorrows. Testimony to the hard trials he endured for his God. This name has a value of 340. The factors of which are 2x2x5x17. 17 shows up again in the middle name. Factored as 20x17 we see 20 as the number of hope vindicated.

In appearance, 340 is 34 followed by a zero. 34 is 2x17 or Christ vindicated followed by a zero which always represents the seed foreknown in the mind of God.

We say this number as 300-and-40. 300 is completion of the elect [i.e. 3x100], 6x50 is the jubilee of man, or 12x25 which signifies God's government and grace magnified. So 300 speaks of the body of Christ in its state of heavenly perfection. Plus 40 which is trail and probation. So 340 speaks of the trials and troubles sent to prove and bring the elect to perfection as indicated by the meaning of Marrion [bitterness].

The gematria of William and Marrion=619+340=959. 959 is 7x137. 7 is perfection and my studies indicate 137 points to the message of the hour. 137 is gematria for the Hebrew phrases "Elohi Amen," the "God of Truth," "like the Angel of the Lord," and in Greek, "the seventh." It is the sum of 100 for the elect and 37 which is recognized as signifying the oracle of the Lord or spoken Word. In science 137 is a mysterious constant associated with elotromagnetic energy and is called alpha. 137 is the alpha to science and the Elohi Amen or omega to the Hebrews. Alpha and the omega, the oracle of God or Word of the hour!

I understand 959 in this instance as signifying the "Elohi Amen" or the final Message of the hour is perfect. THUS SAITH THE LORD. It also signifies the perfection of the Messenger through trials for the messenger and his Message are one as God and His Word are one.

The Prophet was a warrior in 619 (William) who fought a bitter battle in 340 (Marrion), and overcame. Birth Pains, p. 2:4: After preaching "Abraham Restored," on February 11, 1961, for the Full Gospel Businessmen's breakfast at Long Beach, California, a young Baptist shook his hand and began speaking in tongues. A French woman said, "That is not an unknown tongue." Then a man from the back of the auditorium declared himself an interpreter of French for the United Nations and passed him a note with an identical English interpretation: "Because thou hast chosen the narrow path, the harder way, thou hast walked of thine own choosing, thou hast picked the correct and precise decision. This is My way. Because of this momentous decision, a huge portion of heaven awaits thee. What a glorious decision thou hast made. This is that which will give and make come to pass the tremendous victory in the love Divine"

"Branham" is a derivative of Abraham which means "father of nations." Branham has a value of 192. . . [2x2x2x2x2x2x3]. This is interesting because Brother Branham's father changed the spelling of his family name from Branam to Branham by adding an "h" in the fifth position; "the messenger to the Abraham group" had his name changed precisely like Abraham by the addition of "h" in the 5th position of his name which is grace by faith.

The letter "h" has a value of 8, which stands for eternity and new birth. It has the sound of the breath of life, and God breathed the breath of Life into the name of Branam. This name change was made by his father before William Branham was born so he had no part in it. This reveals election and the sovereignty of God Who wrote our names in the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the world. Our name change, our new birth, was predestinated before we were born, even before the foundation of the world.

"Branham," with the additional 8 adds up to 192, or 1+9+2=12, and twelve is the number of Divine government or theocratic perfection. "8" signifies eternity as it is the only digit without beginning or end, and commences a new series. Brother Branham's name changed from that of a rebellious sinner to that of a God-ruled man. And the sum of the digits 1+2=3=completion.

The sum of the letters in the name "Branam" was 184, and 1+8+4=13 is the number of rebellion. The Power of Transformation, p. 42:307: "I come out of a bunch of cutthroats and gunfighters, and most of them died with their boots on: drunks and bootleggers, and everything else, out of Kentucky. My mother a half Indian, and I have got nothing to brag on. I can't brag on my family tree". Factored in with the other numbers of his two first names using the old spelling, the sum of each name would be 7+7+4=18, a number that has to do with man's carnal nature from his first birth, and which signifies judgment [2x9] instead of 17 for vindication or 1+7=8 and eternal Life from a second birth. For we are all conceived in sin and shapen in iniquity and the reward of rebellion is death.

The sum of gematria for the original spelling, William Marrion Branam=16+7+13=36. This signifies the enmity of the flesh. 36=6x6 and the sum of its digits is 666 so it represents a carnal impersonation and falls one short of 37, the number for the spoken Word of God. William Marrion Branam=619+340+184=1143 the sum of which is 9 signifying judgment.

With the added "h," the gematria for William Marrion Branham=619+340+192=1151, changing its sum from 9 and judgment, to 8 and eternal Life. The determining characteristic of the name was transformed from rebel to ruled, from judged to vindicated, from death to Life, and from the carnal impersonator to the vindicated oracle of God. 1000 is God's army; 100 is election; 50 is jubilee, and 1 is God (Revelation 19:11-16).

1151 is the 190th prime and has to do with faith [19] brought to perfect lawful order [10]. 51 is 3x17, completion of vindication, and the sum of its digits is 8 for "eternity."

Branham has a value of 192, which is 26x3. 192=8x24, or new birth and heavenly worship. Factored as 4x48 it signifies deliverance under the Fourth Seal by the Message of an eagle. 48 is gematria for the English word eagle which is a type of God's prophets. In Hebrew 48 is gematria for the ram's horn (shofar) which is also a type of the prophet's Message, and Brother Branham was the prophetic messenger to the Eagle Age of deliverance, sounding the final gospel trumpet to the final Church Age (Revelation 4:7; 6:7-8).

Factored as 12x16, 192 is divine love and heavenly government; as 6x32, 6 is the number of man while 32 signifies covenant—Brother Branham was a covenant prophet. 2x96 displays two classes of men: 6 is fallen seed and 9 is the seed lifted to God as fruit. The fruitful and the fallen are distinguished by the revelation of Jesus Christ, the sword of the Word. The mystery of the two seeds of men through the original sin was given to the man whose name counted to 192.

This glimpse at the numerology of the prophet's name suggests that his Message could have come only from God. Let us now consider the letters of his name.

Modern Events made Clear by Prophecy, p. 37:250: "We have never had a messenger down in Sodom before whose name ended with an h-a-m till now. We've had a Spurgeon, a Wesley, a Luther, and everything else, but never an international messenger whose name ended with h-a-m before. That's right. See? G-r-a-h-a-m, six letters, G-r-a-h-a-m, Billy Graham, that noted evangelist. . . Look at Oral Roberts to the Pentecostal denomination. When was there ever one like that? . . . Now, look at the messengers. Look at the time we're setting, never was a time in history. Look at the same signs that He promised would be given to each group. Look where they're at: same, exactly, positionally, setting right in order. Nature, the world, everything, setting right exactly to the time".

We all know about the "three messengers"—Billy Graham, Oral Roberts and Brother Branham—as foretold in Luke 17:28-30 and Genesis 18. Graham with only 6 letters, the number of man, brought a message from man. Branham with 7 letters delivered a perfect Message from God.

The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 119:6: "You always have to make it run in threes. Fours is wrong: threes: threes, sevens, tens, twelves, twenty-fours, and forties, and fifties, in those unbroken numbers. . . God runs His Messages in numerals of the Bible in those numbers. And you get something that flies off of one of those numbers, you'd better watch. It won't come out right on the next things. You have got to bring it back here to where you start from".

Billy Graham's name contains 11 letters for the 11th hour call to labor for the Husbandman. This number speaks of chaos and confusion. So we see an 11th hour message of grace by man that culminates in chaos and confusion. Billy Graham's message of repentance has traveled full circle from protesting Catholicism back to Judaeo-Roman ecumenism. It swept and garnished the church world but failed to lead it into the baptism with the Holy Ghost which is the new birth and eternal Life. Now the demons of all seven Church Ages have returned to take residence in denominational churches that are eight times worse than ever they were and God has spewed them out of His mouth (Revelation 3:14-16)!

Oral Roberts' name contains 4+7=11 letters. As a young minister he asked Brother Branham, "Would God answer my prayers for healings." The Prophet said, "Yes. But don't you do it. God sent you to preach". And although the Holy Ghost was received by some, his ministry was worldly and resulted in chaos and confusion.

William Branham's name contains 14 letters, the number of salvation. His full name, William Marrion Branham, contains 21 letters, the number of adoption.

The suffix "ham" means father. Billy Graham and William Branham are fathers of a message to their group. But Oral Roberts did not father or found his movement. The first person to proclaim, "speaking with other tongues is the evidence of the Holy Ghost" was Charles Parham who laid hands on 17-year-old Agnes Ozmond on December 31 1900. [Note the alpha-omega in her name.] Sister Agnes fell into a trance and for three days spoke only in a tongue that was later identified as Chinese, and she could only write in Chinese characters! So the father of the modern Pentecostal movement was Charles Parham with another 6 letter surname. The sum of the letters in Charles Parham's name is 13, showing the message of Pentecost ends in Laodicean rebellion (Revelation 3:17-20).

The original name William Branam had 13 letters which is rebellion whereas William Branham has 14 letters which is salvation. Were it not for the name change, the Prophet would have had a six letter name and his full name would be have 20 letters instead of 21. The number 20 is only hope while 21 is completion of perfection or adoption.

Brother Branham spoke in terms of numerology with references to other names. The most obvious are Elvis and Ricky, but he also mentioned Les.

Corinthians Book of Correction, p. 13:78-80: Even a lot of preachers trying to justify this "Elvis Presley, which is nothing in the world but a modern Judas Iscariot. Judas Iscariot got thirty pieces of silver. Elvis Presley got a million dollars and a fleet of Cadillacs, but he sold out. He was a Pentecostal believer and sold out his birthright to become a rock-and-roll, and is inspired of the Devil. And I don't pull any punches on it. No, sir. And a modern Judas Iscariot."

"And then even the ministers trying upbuild that kind of a thing. And Elvis Presley saying, "Yeah, I trust God for all my success." How would a living, holy God ever give success to vulgarity. And a devil demonized thing?"

"That's absolutely been one of the greatest hindrances that this nation has ever been seen, is a guy like Elvis Presley, who has sent millions of souls to hell by his old dirty, filthy rock-and-roll stuff. Certainly, I don't have any apology at all. If you can believe me to be God's prophet, remember there is an incarnated devil. Absolutely".

Hebrews, Chapter Six, Part II, p. 225:371: "Look at Elvis Presley, a 1947 version of Judas Iscariot, joins the Assemblies of God, Pentecostal, speaking in tongues for the Holy Ghost, and sent more souls to torment than all the bootleg joints there's been in the last fifty years. Perverted the mind of little teenage children all over the world, till little girls would grab off their underclothes and throw it on the platform, and him to autograph, so vulgar that they won't show him on the television from his waist down, the way he. . . his body. (The Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues for evidence.) Oh, brother, if the Holy Ghost was there, It wouldn't act like that. You know better than that. Certainly not. God loves cleanness and purity and holy".

Elvis=5+30+400+9+100=544 which adds to 13, the number for rebellion.

(The Feast of Trumpets, p. 36:279-280: "Remember, the Bible said there was an image made unto the beast. And this United States has always been number thirteen. It started with thirteen states, thirteen colonies, thirteen stars, thirteen stripes; number thirteen and always a woman. She appears in the thirteenth chapter of Revelations. At first he was a lamb: meekness, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and so forth; and then he received power and spoke with all the power the dragon had before it. What is it? What was the dragon? Rome. See, had a mark, a image of the beast to raise up against the real Church of God . . ." Rebellion!)

The factors of 544 are 17x32, two positive numbers; 17 is vindication and 32 is a covenant of grace. 500 is the kingdom of God yet 44 is the travail of the flesh added to the kingdom grace.

Elvis was a Pentecostal, but that did not satisfy him, he wanted fame and wealth, so he sold out in the spirit of Judas. He admitted to impersonating the actions of people under the anointing with sexual overtones. There are at least 91 Message quotes about this tongues-talking one-time Pentecostal believer. And there are reports of girls jumping up out of wheel chairs at his concerts!

He is called the king of rock and roll. Near Bethlehem his 10-foot statue stands before the Elvis Inn. A group of near-naked Jewish women danced before it on the 25th anniversary of his death. When the King of kings came to Bethlehem there was no room at the inn, yet when the king of rock and roll came in the spirit of Judas Iscariot they built an inn in his honor!

Presley=70+90+5+100+30+5+700=1000, or 193x8. 8 speaks of eternity or new birth: Elvis set out on the right path but sold out, and as a Judas, his name was blotted from the Book of Life. The 193 is the 44th prime so we see 44 again, groaning and dissatisfied with the things of God, such murmuring as prevented the children of Israel from entering the Promised Land. 1544 shows a groaning against submission to the faith and a new birth and reflects the sum of the gematria for Elvis which 13 for rebellion. 44 is the Hebrew gematria for blood and speaks of the first birth.

Ricky was another name that Brother Branham warned against because of the gemetria. Ricky=90+9+3+20+700=822. 822 as we would say it is eight-hundred-and-twenty-two. In the lives of Ahab, Korah and Jeroboam, 22 stood for rejection of the judgment Light. So 22 is to reject the Light. 800 is the value of the letter omega and a number associated with the Bride. So 800 plus 22 is to "reject the omega Light of the Bride" which is the revelation of this end-time Message (John 3:18; Malachi 4:5-6; Acts 3:23; Revelation 22:18-19).

822=2x3x137. 137 is a number associated with the Message of the hour, the spoken Word for God's elect, and 6 is the number of man factored in with it. So a "Ricky" would be a person who adds the ideas of man and his own interpretations to the revealed Word.

Leadership, p. 29:190: "What a rebuke to Christianity. We're supposed to represent God and eternal Life. There's only one form of eternal Life, and that's God. He alone has eternal Life. And we are products of His, because we're genes of His Spirit. Then we should conduct ourself, women and men, like the Bible said for us to do, not Jezebels of the street, and Rickies of the organization; but Christian gentlemen, sons and daughters of God, borned of the Spirit of God, manifesting the Light in our days and scattering It".

Modern Events made Clear by Prophecy, p. 38:255: "Don't ever call your child "Ricky," or "Elvis," or something. Elvis means "cat," Ricky means "rat." See? When you say. . . That's exactly right. So, "Les," or something, don't you never call one of your children that. If it is, change it right quick, people. Don't you never . . . You just. . . If you believe me to be God's servant, don't tack that name on that poor child. See? No, sir, give him another name besides that. My. I oughtn't to have got off on that, 'cause I'm off of my subject, but I said it and it's all over. . . you don't know when you say it. See?"

Sardisean Church Age, p. 342:62-64: God showed Brother Branham a vision of little kitten on a silk pillow that purred as he stroked it. He looked at the pillow and it said, Pentecostal cat. And Something said, "Now rake its fur up the other way if you want to see what he's made of." When he raked its fur back, those eyes stuck out, and it was a monster standing there spitting as hard as it could. Just rake his fur back a little bit and tell him his baptism in Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is of the Devil and the Catholic church, and watch his true nature.

A cat is loving and gentile—when you agree with him—but if you rub him the wrong way (by telling him the truth) he'll turn on you like a monster. The cat is also an arrogant creature that appears prim and proper, but left in an alley to fend for itself he is nothing but a self-centered, carnal creature that cares about nothing except feeding its natural lust. Rock 'n rollers called each other "cool cats." So the nature of "Elvis the cat" is to secretly desire something for the flesh, while giving the appearance of propriety.

Ricky means rat! His nature is to eat garbage! And like the crow he is a type of the hypocrite, happy to feed on corn or carrion, God's Word or denominational creeds. Rats spreads disease as denominational ministers spread the seed of discrepancy, adding to and taking from the pure Word of God. Rats type denominational preachers who reject the pure Word for garbage.

Elvis=544=groaning against the kingdom; Ricky=822=rejecting the Light of his Message.

Brother Branham stated emphatically that the number of a man's name or the name of a church has a direct bearing on its character. Even the name of a nation has a direct bearing on its character. Take for example the United States:

The United States of America was founded upon rebellion by Jewish and Roman treachery against its lawful ruler. An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:3: In the last of seven consecutive visions, Brother Branham "heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America". Death! This appears to be the gematria of its initials.

USA=300+200+1=501, or 3x167. 3 is the number of completion and 167 is the 39th prime number [disease] which is 3x13 or completion of rebellion. Hidden under 167, as we say "one-hundred-and-sixty-seven," is 100 or the elect, and 67 which, I believe signifies waiting on the Lord. [The prophet's flight 67 was delayed while he prayed for the son of a widow, and Nehemiah found 67 priestly robes waiting when the walls of Jerusalem were re-built]. Thus 167 speaks of an election waiting on the Lord but beneath the surface, a nation in complete rebellion against God.

Revelation Chapter Four, Part III, p. 661:87: "America is the prostitute of the nations. That's exactly what she is, and she's going to be worse than ever now. She's coming to her end. The Bible speaks of her doom".

United States=568+606=1174 which we say as "eleven-seventy-four." 11 is chaos and 74 is the gematria for the Hebrew word for "witness" so 1174 may be interpreted as a chaotic witness. 1174 factors to 2x587. 2 is Christ Jesus, and 587 is [the 107th prime, which I find signifies either natural serpent seed or the seed of discrepancy which is spiritual serpent's seed. Could 1174 signify that when the Holy Spirit of Christ falls in the end-time, the nation will manifest the life of the seed that was planted—Christ, or anti-Christ?] We say 587 as five-hundred-and-eighty-seven, 500 is the kingdom of God plus 87 which is 3x29; 3 is completion and 29 is departure. Does this signify a complete departure from the kingdom of God, through adding to and taking from His sovereign Word? Romans 11:32, Revelation 13:11-18 and 22:18-19 assure us it does. The digits of the sum of America's gematria is 1+1+7+4=13=rebellion.

The Feast of Trumpets, p. 36:279-280: "Bible said there was a image made unto the beast. And this United States has always been number thirteen. It started with thirteen states, thirteen colonies, thirteen stars, thirteen stripes; number thirteen and always a woman. She appears in the thirteenth chapter of Revelation. At first he was a lamb: meekness, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and so forth; and then he received power (with the Patriot Acts and Homeland Security – Ed.) and spoke with all the power the dragon had before it. What is it? What was the dragon? Rome. See, had a mark, an image of the beast to raise up against the real Church of God".

Trying to do God a Service without It being His Will, p. 23:136: "America. . . I don't even pray for it. How can I pray for it, and it won't repent under the mighty powers of God demonstrated before it, and denying, and closing the doors to it, and walking away? I commit it to God. And she's going further away, and now she's going to sink. Just watch what happens".

United States of America=568+606+66+149=1389, or as we would say, "thirteen-eighty-nine." 13 means rebellion and I believe 89 as the 24th prime represents worship in spirit and truth, So 1389 signifies rebellion against the revealed Word which is the unforgivable sin (Hebrews 6:6-8). If we said the number as one-thousand-three-hundred-and-eighty-nine we would see 1000, the army of God; 300, the work of the Holy Spirit, and 89, worship in Spirit and truth, or we might see 38, the number of bondage inserted into a 19, the number for faith. There are many ways to look at a number THAT'S WHY WE TAKE THE NUMBERS BACK TO THE WORD AND TO THE MESSAGE! We interpret them by the Absolute of God's unchanging Word and not private fancy!

Whether we examine the destiny of the United States by Scripture, the prophetic words of Brother Branham, or gematria, her outlook is terminal.

Let us consider the gematria on two other names: Hope and Meda, Brother Branham's two wives who represent the Laodicean and end-time Brides.

Hope Branham adds up to 335 which is 5x67, grace with 67, waiting on the Lord like the Church Age saints, who without us cannot be glorified. The name Meda adds up to 50, the number of jubilee. How appropriate. Meda Branham=50+192=242. 200 is associated with rapture, and 42 has to do with the incarnation, God in man [6x7] together as ONE. So 242 is the number of the bride coming together as one unto Jesus her Lord! We meet Him in the air.

The name of a church also has a bearing on its character and Brother Branham disliked Branham Tabernacle being the name of his church which he said should properly be Jesus Christ's Tabernacle.

The Unpardonable Sin, p. 33:240: "If you want to take that name of mine off the front out there . . . Just call it anything you want to. I . . . don't make any difference. You can just call it "church," if you want to. It don't have to be a "Branham" Tabernacle. Branham has nothing to do with it, not at all, not a thing. They just put my name up there because the deed was in my name there and they nailed it up. And I went down there and worked during the depression, and they brought their tithes in . . ."

On tape Brother Branham made no mention what he would prefer the church to be named, but he did say you can "just call it anything you want to," or just call it "church".

The Branham Tabernacle=213+192+387=792. 700 is the work of God in the elect through Seven Ages. 92=4x23. 23 is death and 4 is either deliverance or the weakness of the flesh. We see a mixed group, and the Prophet always said that every congregation is made up of three kinds of believers—believers, make-believers, and un-believers.

Branham Tabernacle is 192+387=579. 500 is the Kingdom of God with 79 added, which I find to be associated with testimony or a witness.

The Tabernacle=213+387=600. 600 has too many fascinating factors to delineate at the end of this paper but they may be summed up as the warfare of the elect or the good fight of faith.

Just plain "Church"=412. 400 is deliverance of the elect and 12 is the government of God. The names of Brother Branham's home church display its character—a witness to the kingdom fighting the good fight of faith.

I hope this study has been a blessing that has awakened you to the rich treasures hidden in Bible numerics. In part two I describe the meanings of Bible numbers. You may request this by e-mailing the author[unfortunately Brother Thomas Nunn went to the Lord several years ago]. nl316.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.

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