Bible Believers' Newsletter #321
"We focus on the present Truth -- what Jesus is doing now . . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and thank you for gathering together with us to fellowship in the Word.
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Woodward shares War Secrets
April 18, 2004 -- Journalist Bob Woodward calls his new book, "Plan of Attack," the first detailed, behind-the-scenes account of how and why the president decided to wage war in Iraq.
It's an insider's account written after Woodward spoke with 75 of the key decision makers, including President Bush himself.
. . . two days before the president told Powell, Cheney and Rumsfeld had already briefed Prince Bandar, the Saudi ambassador.
"Saturday, January 11, with the president's permission, Cheney and Rumsfeld call Bandar to Cheney's West Wing office, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Myers, is there with a top-secret map of the war plan. And it says, `Top secret. No foreign.' No foreign means no foreigners are supposed to see this," says Woodward. . . Woodward told 60 Minutes that Bandar has promised the president that Saudi Arabia will lower oil prices in the months before the election - to ensure the US economy is strong on election day.
Full story: cbsnews.com
Phoenix, April 19, 2004 -- Most offensive wars are fought for money and power. Some are being spun to the public as being waged in the name of some higher moral principle. None are. All offensive wars are inherently immoral. The Iraq invasion is a case in point. It is the best example yet of our New World Order motto - "perpetual war for perpetual commerce."
About 20,000 mercenaries prove Iraq war is about $Money$! Full story: truthinmedia.org
US Troops driven from Najadf after Heavy Fighting
Baghdad, April 21, 2004 -- US Marines in Fallujah have had their rations cut to two meals a day and the Army of the Mahdi paraded today in Najaf with a captured US Humvee as the Iraq situation continued to go against the Jewish occupational govt. . . Full story: rep-am.com
At a sprawling desert camp in southern Iraq, U.S. soldiers sleep in trucks and Humvees because Iraqi merchants are afraid to deliver tents to them. . . A temporary water shortage was remedied, but the camp still has only six portable toilets for the 2,500 troops because the company that provides them is reluctant to travel the highway." Full story: greenwichtime.com
Since Sunday, all 1st Marine Division camps have rationed food, said spokesperson 1st Lieutenant Eric Knapp. Some bases are down to one hot meal a day while others are still serving two. . . Full story: iol.co.za
New Reports on US Planting WMDs in Iraq
Basra, April 12 (MNA) -- Fifty days after the first reports that the US forces were unloading weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in southern Iraq, new reports about the movement of these weapons have been disclosed.
Sources in Iraq speculate that occupation forces are using the recent unrest in Iraq to divert attention from their surreptitious shipments of WMD into the country.
An Iraqi source close to the Basra Governor's office told Mehr News (MNA) new information shows that a large part of the WMD, which was secretly brought to southern and western Iraq over the past month, are in containers falsely labeled as containers of the Maeresk shipping company and some consignments bearing the labels of organizations such as the Red Cross or the USAID in order to disguise them as relief shipments. . .
A professor of physics at Baghdad University also told the MNA correspondent that a group of his colleagues who are highly specialized in military, chemical and biological fields have been either bribed or threatened during the last weeks to provide written information on what they know about various programs and research centers and the possible storage of WMD equipment.
The professor also said these people have been openly asked to confirm or deny the existence of research or related WMD equipment. A large number of these scientists, who are believed to be under the surveillance of US intelligence operatives, have claimed that if they refuse to comply with this request, they may be killed or arrested on charges of concealing the truth if these weapons are found by the Bush administration in the future. Full story: Search google
Tom Bearden Fears the Use of Scalar Weapons
The same tired model is responsible for none of our Electrical Engineering departments understanding and teaching longitudinal Electro-Magnetic (EM) wave technology and scalar interferometry - none have been developed openly (that is not true clandestinely, of course). The same tired old model also keeps us from rapidly developing and deploying EM systems that freely extract and use energy from the vacuum. It keeps the power meter on one's house, keeps the gas pump meter on one's automobile at the service station, keeps everyone burning all that hydrocarbon fuel and building great nuclear reactors polluting the planet with radioactive wastes "in storage", keeps the poisoning of the planet going due to the byproducts of combustion etc., but it also keeps that trillion dollars or so per year going to the great cartels controlling the energy business. Simply setting up a $40 million program for our sharp young grad students and post docs in the area of energy from the vacuum, would solve the world energy crisis permanently in two years. But very powerful interests do not wish that at all, and those interests largely influence and control the scientific funding as to how it shall be spent and what it can even be spent upon. Full story: rumormillnews.com  cheniere.org
Comment: Brother Branham said, Benjamin Franklin proved the world is full of electricity, but one must work by nature's laws to harvest and govern it.
Live Film Footage of United Airlines Flight 175's Long Range Approach to World Trade Center
As any airline pilot will confirm independently, the 'reverse feel' on a Boeing 767 travelling at 575 mph is so high that the controls feel like lead, and simply cannot be moved as quickly as you see in the film without overwhelming hydraulic assistance, which can be provided only by the automatic flight director. The pilots themselves cannot disengage the 'reverse feel' placed on the controls, because it is an integrated feature designed to stop the pilots accidentally injuring passengers by imposing extreme "G" forces at high speeds. In turn this reveals the obvious: If qualified airline captains are incapable of flying a Boeing 767 in this manner, then it is completely out of the question for a bunch of "Arab Terrorist Hijackers", who failed their basic Cessna training courses in Florida. Put bluntly, this is the only known footage of United Airlines Flight 175 that completely destroys the government myth about 'Muslim fanatics' allegedly taking over American commercial jets. The [permissible] short clips showing Flight 175 just before impact do not allow time for such detailed analysis, but this long attack profile certainly does. Full story: joevialls.altermedia.info plaguepuppy.net
Quake to hit LA 'by September 5'??
April 15, 2004 -- Russian-born University of California at Los Angeles professor Vladimir Keilis-Borok says he can foresee major quakes by tracking minor temblors and historical patterns in seismic hotspots that could indicate more violent shaking is on the way. And he has made a chilling prediction that a quake measuring at least 6.4 magnitude on the Richter scale will hit a 19,300-square-kilometre area of southern California by September 5. . .
The UCLA team - made up of US, Japanese, Canadian, European and Russian experts in pattern recognition, geodynamics, seismology, chaos theory, statistical physics and public safety - says it has developed algorithms to detect earthquake patterns.
The experts predicted in June an earthquake measuring 6.4 or higher would strike within nine months in a 496-kilometre region of central California, including San Simeon, where a 6.5-magnitude temblor struck December 22, killing two people.
In July, they said they predicted a magnitude 7.0 or higher quake in a region that included Hokkaido by December 28. The September 25 quake fell within that period.
Now they predict a major quake will hit an area that stretches across desert regions to the east of Los Angeles, home to around nine million people, including the Mojave desert and the resort town of Palm Springs, which lies near the notorious San Andreas fault. . .
Another seismic expert, University of Oregon professor Ray Weldon, was scheduled to present findings to the conference that appear to support Keilis-Borok's research by saying the San Andreas fault is about to enter a new and violent period of shaking. Full story: smh.com.au
Comment: There may well be a significant earthquake in California by September 5, but "the greatest earthquake since men were upon the earth" will take place around Nisan 14.
Intercession for infirmities: Mediation for Reconciliation
Psalm 110:4, "The LORD has sworn, and will not repent: You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek".
After Jesus Messiah overcame and ascended on High, He inherited the great High Priestly office and Royal dignity of His Father, Melchisedec. And in the new heaven and new Earth when former things have all passed away, He will take upon Himself a new Name and that Name will be the Name of the Bride also (John 5:43; Revelation 3:12).
As the Israelitish high priest alone of the priests was anointed on the head or crowned with oil in consecration (Exodus 29:7; Leviticus 21:12; Psalm 133:2) whereas the anointing of the ordinary priests was limited to a sprinkling of themselves and their robes, Christ is anointed with the fullness of the Spirit without measure (Daniel 9:24; John 3:34; Acts 10:38) and from Him the Spirit in measure flows by faith upon His brethren (Romans 12:3; I Corinthians 12:7-11; Ephesians 4:7; Revelation 1:4; 3:1; 5:6) who are joint-heirs and a kingdom of priests with Him (John 1:16; Revelation 1:6).
Israel's high priest represented the whole nation as a "kingdom of priests" (Exodus 19:6) as Messiah mediated for His elect Church and none other. In other nations the priesthood was dissevered from every other class, but in Israel Levi held the priesthood rightfully belonging to all, and only temporarily delegated to one tribe and family as representing the whole nation (Numbers 8:5-22). This trust was delegated to Levi until all the children of God could exercise it suitably. Christianity has since restored the suspended relation of God's people as all king-priests unto God (I Peter 2:9). United in new birth to Messiah, Spiritual Israel forms a heavenly kingdom of priests as natural Israel was charged to be God's earthly kingdom of priests among the nations but disobeyed His command.
Clearly then, the office of high priest was not designed to prolong the temporary annual cycle imposed upon Israel under custody of the Law but to reach a specific, glorious conclusion. However, because of Israel's unbelief in Messiah the nation has remained imprisoned by the Law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
The Work of our High Priest likewise, was toward a predetermined and glorious end. His mediation throughout the seven Church Ages was a temporary measure until the Seven Seals on the Bible were broken and their mystery revealed to perfect His end-time Bride. Sadly, most Gentiles - even within the circle of this end-time Message - refuse the Light of the present Truth, preferring imprisonment in familiar ignorance and the consolation of a Mediator, whose intercession for PART-Word - unbeknownst to them - ceased in 1963. Soon Christ's intercession for healing, sickness, sorrow, persecutions, reproaches and other infirmities will also end, overtaken by the Millennium rest.
When God's people have all been reconciled, "The Lord will be King over all the Earth. In that day there shall be one Lord - and His Name alone will be worshipped" (Zechariah 14:9). This is confirmed by I Corinthians 15:28, "When all things are subdued to God, then the Son will also subject Himself to the Father Who put all things under Him, so that God may be all in all - that is, everything to everyone, the supreme, indwelling and controlling Factor of life". (See also I Corinthians 15:45,47,54; II Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 2:14).
Christ's intercession was in a general sense for transgressors. Isaiah 53:5,12, "He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. . . He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors" (Luke 23:34). His prayer of compassion was for self-destroying sinners. His pleading as Advocate is for His believing people, claiming their justification as a matter of right, on the grounds of His righteousness. I John 2:1, "We [who walk in the Light of the present Truth] have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous One" (I John 1:7; Romans 8:33-34; Hebrews 7:25).
There are no blessings outside Christ's atonement to redeem our soul and heal our body.
(1) Christ bore our transgressions and iniquities to Calvary;His ministry as High Priest is also twofold:
(2) He was chastised in order that we might obtain peace, and with the lashes that wounded Him we are healed and made whole.
(1) As the compassionate representative of universal manhood He intercedes for the infirmities of all who come to Him according to their faith. Without regard to our religious affiliation or whether we be children of Adam or of Cain, "He can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities" and intercede.
(2) As Mediator He interceded to reconcile His elect, believing people alone, as long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. John 17:9, "I do not pray for the world, but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours".
In order that we can properly understand Christ's High Priestly office today we must distinguish the continuing from the general sense of intercession, separating the genuine needs of all men from the more particular role of mediation in behalf of His elect necessitated by their ignorance of those portions of His Word once hidden under the Seals. We must recognize that since the revelation of the Seven Seals "the mystery of God is finished . . . and the Word spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the world began has been restored". Therefore we have the fullness and perfect interpretation of the Word and Christ is no longer a Mediator for PART-Word (Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7).
Men do not need a mediator in order to be "saved" else the Old Testament saints would all be lost. Every soul in Adam's race is born "saved" from his mother's womb because their names were written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world when in God's great thinking Jesus was crucified to redeem those names (John 1:29; I John 2:2). When manifested on Earth their decisions will determine whether they receive or reject that salvation so rich and free and their names remain in the Book. We Christians are not the "saved," we are the "born-again" whose names are in the Lamb's Book of Life whence they can never be removed. Christians required a mediator for ignorance, but only until the Seven Seals were revealed.
A mediator is one who intervenes between two persons who are at variance with a view to reconcile them. II Corinthians 5:17-21, "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them; and has committed to us the Word of reconciliation. Now we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you in Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him Who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him".
As a kingdom of priests we New Testament saints are mediators between sinners and God to reconcile them with the mind of Christ by sharing the present Truth which is the revelation of this end-time Message (Revelation 10:8-11).
Although the word mediator is not found in the Old Testament, Job proclaimed the necessity of a mediator to humanize God 1,500 years before He came. The "daysman" in Job 9:33 stood between and "laid his hand upon both" the litigants when there was no arbiter to whose authoritative decision both God and I are equally amenable. The God-Man Jesus Christ is such a Mediator on a level with both (I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 8:6; 9:15; 12:24). Such a mediator must be at once divine and human, divine, that His obedience and His sufferings might possess infinite worth, and that He might possess infinite wisdom and knowledge and power to direct all things in the kingdoms of providence and grace which are committed to His hands (Matthew 28:18; John 5:22,25-27); and human, that in His work He might represent man, and be capable of rendering obedience to the Law and satisfying the claims of justice (Hebrews 2:17-18; 4:15-16), and that in His glorified humanity He might be the Head of a glorified Church (Romans 8:29).
The word mediator is found six times in the New Testament - Galatians 3:19-20; Hebrews 8:6; 9:15; 12:24; and in Hebrews 6:17 as a verb "mediated by an oath" - "Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, interposed as mediator between Himself and us with an oath" (Genesis 22:15-18). Jesus Christ is Abraham's Seed, the embodiment of God's mediating oath, "a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec," coming between the two parties to remove their differences (Psalm 110:4).
Galatians 3:18-20, "If the inheritance is of the Law, it is no longer of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. What purpose then does the Law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and the Law was appointed through angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not of one contracting party, but God is one".
The covenant made with Abraham in Genesis 15 was unconditional because there was only one contracting party without angels or Moses as go-betweens such as the Law had. The Law had a mediator, therefore there were two parties to that covenant. As His own representative God gave the blessing directly, first by promise to Abraham, then to Christ as His Seed by actual fulfilment.
Clearly then, the Law with its mediator cannot be God's normal way of dealing. He acts singly and directly; He would bring men into immediate communion, and not have them separated from Him by a mediator as Israel was separated by Moses and the legal priesthood (Exodus 19:12-24; Hebrews 12:18-24). The New Testament also has a Mediator, yet Jesus is not a mediator separating the two parties as Moses did but God Himself incarnate in Man, for "in Christ dwells all the fullness of the godhead bodily" (Colossians 2:17).
Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. I Corinthians 8:6, "For us there is only one God, the Father, Who is the source of all things, and made us to live for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom are all things, and through Whom we live." But those who are not born-again do not have God as their Father, for He only becomes our Father through redemption in Christ (Ephesians 2:10). There is no Trinity.
Christ's Mediation for ignorance was over once the Seals were opened and their mystery revealed, otherwise He would be an intercessor for the Jews' many religions but He is the High Priest of our profession. Our profession or confession is: God sent us a prophet in these last days whose ministry restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God in order to separate an election that would grow into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the great translation. This we know and we believe. This is our profession.
On the foundation of this confession I believe Jesus Christ will guide His elect into all truth and understanding of mysteries they do not properly comprehend. However, He cannot draw the denominational mind, the Judaistic, Hindu or Muslim mind into His confidence because the foundation of their confession is unbelief in the Prophet and his Message which is the mark of the beast or potentially so, and an impenetrable barrier to the Light of the Holy Spirit.
Muslims often have no confidence in the prayers of their imam for healing and visit a Christian Church confident that effectual fervent prayer to Jesus Christ will heal their disease. And He does heal them on the basis of their confident profession. On this basis, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever cannot guide denominational people into the present Truth because their profession is unbelief in a prophet, unbelief in the true oneness of the godhead, and unbelief in Scriptural water baptism for remission of past sins with the promise of the Holy Spirit or new birth.
This explains how, on the basis of their profession, our High Priest can be touched by any human being in need of healing, whether from the race of Adam or Cain (Hebrews 3:1; 4:14-15). However, such compassionate intercession has nothing to do with His office as Mediator which was fulfilled when the last elect predestinated to the Laodicean or final PART-Word Age was born-again, and Christ opened the Seven Seals.
As Moses and Aaron mediated only in behalf of the children of Israel in relation to the Law and ordinances and NOT for the mixed multitude that accompanied their journey, or for the preponderance of unbelievers and make-believers among their own, Jesus Messiah mediated only for elect believers in the present Truth during the Church Ages.
Jesus died once for all of Adam's race, but in particular for His Bride, atoning for all sin, and "is able also to save to the uttermost [or regenerate] those who come to God by Him, seeing He ever lives [and is High Priest] to make intercession for them" (Hebrews 7:25), and for them alone.
Since the Seven Seals have been opened and the "letter" of their mystery published in many languages for all with ears and eyes to discover, Christ is no longer a Mediator for ignorance of God's Word because these hidden things are now unveiled and there remains no secret mystery on which to intercede. Nevertheless the "Spirit" only reveals these mysteries to the anointed ears and eyes of an election within the circle of the Message of His end-time prophet. The earnest prayers of those who have entered the Presence can touch Him for a deeper understanding but He cannot help outsiders whose aim is to justify their error and unbelief by confirming denominational creed and traditions substituted for His Word and not at all to gain an understanding of the mysteries.
A high priest is one who stands in the Presence of God and makes intercessions. This was the office of the Israelitish high priest who went beyond the veil once each year on the day of atonement. But concerning faith in the prophetic Word and election a high priest can intercede only for the Word of the hour as there cannot be more than one covenant simultaneously in effect.
Hebrews 5:1-2, "For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act in their behalf in things pertaining to God, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way or err, since he himself is also liable to moral weakness and physical infirmity".
The high priest is a man like ourselves who understands the weakness of the flesh and is fit and ordained therefore to estimate mildly, feel leniently or moderately towards and make allowance for his brethren in the faith who are ignorant, not perfectly understanding what they believe of the present Truth. This excludes those whose ignorance is based on resistance to Spiritual knowledge and illumination, for no sacrifice was appointed for wilful sin committed with a high hand; for such were to be punished with death. All other sins, namely, ignorances and errors such as Paul's past blasphemy and persecution of the saints (I Timothy 1:13), were confessed and expiated with sacrifices by the high priest.
This class of individual is further qualified by the expression "out of the way" which implies one who is not deliberately and altogether wilfully erring, but deluded through the fraud of Satan and their own carnal frailty and thoughtlessness. And "infirmity" of soul signifying moral weakness which is sinful, makes men capable of sin, and requires expiation by sacrifices. This kind of "infirmity" Christ did not have; He had the "infirmity" of body whereby He was capable of suffering and death and is therefore qualified to have compassion on us.
If He is the same yesterday, and today, and forever: what He did under the Old Testament to the woman who touched the hem of His garment in faith, or blind Bartimaeus by the roadside crying, "You Son of David, have mercy on me," He will do today. However, this has nothing to do with His past office as Mediator.
In John 5:19-27, spoken when He was in the prophetic office of Son of man, Jesus said, "I assure you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do: for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does: and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead, and gives life to them; even so the Son gives Life to whom He will. For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son: That all should honour the Son, just as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son does not honour the Father Who sent Him".
"The hour is coming, and now is, when the [Spiritually] dead shall hear the Voice of the Son of God: and they who understand shall live eternally. For as the Father has Life in Himself; so has He given the Son to have Life in Himself" according to God's law or reproduction (Genesis 1:11).
Son of God was the office of 'parakletos' or Advocate that Jesus would hold following Pentecost while the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals and He would mediate for the ignorance of the Church Age saints, receiving their revelation of the Word for their day and making allowance for their inability to come to maturity on the basis of PART-Word by placing their ignorant errors in the sea of God's forgetfulness.
He continued prophesying: "And has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man". Now He is speaking of the holy convocation or fiftieth day just before the close of the Gentile dispensation when the revelation of the Seven Seals has brought Him back to Earth in Word form, and with the Presence of the fullness of the Word He is no longer a Mediator for PART-Word in the office of Son of God, but as Son of man He is Judge.
We can only be assured of true revelation and share it with others, particularly those who are not thoroughly proficient in the Message, as we minister from the Holy Bible in the vernacular. This is the pattern of ministry followed by the prophets and inspired preachers of both Old and New Testaments, the manner of William Branham's ministry, and the form he admonished us to emulate. Men of God wrote the Bible as inspired by the Spirit, but in their own Words. They did not string together quote upon quote of dead prophets as some cobble together quotations from Brother Branham's dubious grammar and misplaced words, confusing themselves and the hearers. Unless we take the Message back to Scripture to confirm our revelation then share it in our own words we will misplace the pieces of God's Spiritual jigsaw and have the cow eating grass from the top of a tree.
People want to hear what we understand in our own words, not decipher a jumble of third party quotations. It matters not what Brother Branham said: what matters is what he meant! II Corinthians 3:6, "God has also made US able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives Life".
It is because of disobedience to this clear instruction of Brother Branham and all the prophets and apostles (Acts 17:11; Romans 3:4; Galatians 1:8-9; I Thessalonians 5:21; I Timothy 2:15; Revelation 22:18-19) that we find ministers compassing land and sea to peddle Message trash of man-made doctrines based on the "letter" of the Message without the "Spirit" of God as we discussed in Newsletter #309. However, for the benefit of Message believers I submit some quotations in which Brother Branham plainly states Christ is no longer a Mediator.
First I wish to remind you how God commissioned Brother Branham in 1933 by an audible Voice from the Shekinah manifest above him as he baptized the seventeenth of hundreds crowding the banks of the Ohio River, saying, "As John the Baptist fore ran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second [or 'parousia'] Coming." Therefore either Brother Branham failed to fulfill his charge and is a false prophet, or Christ has come and is now no longer Son of God and Mediator, but Son of man and Judge as the Gospels and Epistles foretold.
The Revelation of the Seven Seals is replete with quotes such as:
"He'd been on His mediatorial work back here. But remember, these Seals are ready to be opened, and the Lamb came from the sanctuary . . . Wait till we . . . take that one-half hour that is silent; the sanctuary's smoking; there's no more intercession; the Sacrifice has left; it's a judgment seat. There's no Blood on [the mercy seat] . . . for the Blood covered Lamb has walked away [from the altar of sacrifice]. . . Remember in the Old Testament? As long as the blood was off the mercy seat, it was judgment, but as long as the blood was on there, there was mercy. But when the Lamb walked away, that did it . . . His intercessory days were over, the mediatorial days. That's when this Angel's first stand here . . . and time [or delay while He mediated for the Church Age saints] shall be no more" [i.e. Revelation 10:1-6] (p. 97:4-98:8).
. . . The elder called Him "a lion," because He had been a Lamb, an Intercessor, a bloody Lamb, but now He's coming forth as a Lion. His days of intercession are over. . ."
"Now, watch real close. This is something you must get. Now, He had been doing His mediatorial work making intercessions for the believer. For two thousand years . . . Now He is stepping forth . . . to break the Seals and reveal all the mysteries to the seventh angel. . . the Lamb comes forth now from being a Mediator . . . when His work is done as an Intercessor" (p. 99:1-5).
. . . And He's come from Eternity, and He ceased to be a Mediator. . . He has stood back there and done mediator work . . . 'til every one [of the elect predestinated to be be born-again in the days of PART-Word - I Corinthians 13:10] that's been put in the [Lamb's] Book [of Life] has been redeemed and is finished . . ." (p. 100:6-101:2).
. . . He comes from here at this last Seal. He's no more Mediator; He's King now. And what does He do? If He's a King, He has to have subjects, and His subjects are those [Church Age saints] that He has redeemed [through His mediation for their ignorance of the Word and the end-time Bride predestinated to be born-again by the fullness of the Word so they will not need a Mediator and were fully redeemed in Him on Calvary]; and they cannot come before Him until He takes the rights of redemption. And now, He walks forth from a Mediator, where death put us in the grave, He comes forth with the rights. Amen. . ." (p. 105:4).
"He leaves the throne to be an Intercessor as a slain Lamb to be a Lion, King, to bring the world to judgment who has rejected His message. He's not a Mediator" (p. 107:2).
Conduct, Order and Doctrine of the Church:
". . . everything will be finished for the Gentile church when the Bride is taken from the earth. The Spirit of God leaves the earth: "He that's filthy is filthy still; he that's righteous is righteous still; he that's holy is holy still." In other words the sanctuary becomes smoky, where the Attorney stood to plead the case."
"Christ leaves the sanctuary; His day of mediation is over. [That took place in March, 1963 when the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was redeemed]."
"The rapture comes; [NOT the first resurrection, but the "Shout" of the Message, followed by maturity as "the Voice of the Archangel," Christ, places the Message from Genesis to Revelation so that we are not standing on the "letter" of Brother Branham's words but on the revelation of his Message confirmed from Genesis to Revelation, waiting for the "Trump" that will call the first resurrection]."
"He leaves the sanctuary, goes forth and takes the Book of Redemption, and claims everything He redeemed. There's no more mediatorial work. How many understand that? I have it on one of the Seals . . . that Christ comes forth to claim His mediatorial work" (p. 1032:173).
These quotes should be sufficient to confirm the Prophet's teaching that Christ's Mediation is over. But until we can see the revelation in God's Bible we cannot be positive that ours is the right revelation. A DOS version of Scripture Concordance to the sermons of William M. Branham (sorely in need of revision) is available for download, and this revelation has been discussed in depth in Newsletters #285-#303; the teaching sermons Redemption is Over; Son of Man, Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David; Christ's offices of Prophet, Priest and King Typed in the OT; and Christ's Mediation. nl321.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 in other countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.