Bible Believers' Newsletter 322

"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.

In this issue we present Brother Bruce Porteous who hosts a prophecy group on the internet and presents an astute article on the likely military defeat of the United States and Britain in Iraq, baring deployment of the "bomb" and the consequent collapse of the world economy. Our commentary follows referencing the prophecies of Brother Branham and Habakkuk, whose name means "embrace," for his prophecy speaks of these last days wherein God is embracing His elected (Ephesians 1:10).

In a second Article we discuss the transforming power of God's spoken Word that will shortly change the New Testament saints in the atoms. Their theophany bodies and ours are now on Earth, waiting for the sounding of the Seventh Trump. Each longed to live into the time when God would glorify Christ's end-time Bride without death.

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

Your brother-in-Christ,
Anthony Grigor-Scott


Wendy goes to Syria!

I just got back from a fabulous trip to Syria . . . reports film producer Wendy Campbell.

The Zionist Jews are already re-building the Third Temple offsite somewhere in the Jewish state of Israel, which they plan to re-locate to the original site of the first two temples in Jerusalem—on top of the Temple Mount where the Al Aqsa Mosque currently sits. The Zionists are waiting for the right moment to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque of the Dome of the Rock, which is the third most holy site of the Muslim world, and then re-locate the temple they are currently building off-site. We were informed about this endeavor by a top-level Syrian businessman during our trip over dinner.

According to him there are many Zionist organizations whose sole purpose is to realize this event. Apparently this is common knowledge in the Middle East, yet Americans are certainly not aware of it. This makes it even clearer why Sharon's visit to the Al Aqsa Mosque in September 2000 with 1,000 troops . . . a deliberately provocative act by Sharon to show that he was stepping up the timetable to realize the Zionist dream of rebuilding the Temple on the site of the Al Aqsa mosque, heralding a NEW WORLD ORDER with Jerusalem as the capital of the world.
Full story: exposingisraeliapartheid.com


Lunar Eclipse May 4 for Asia, Australia and Europe

A total eclipse of the Moon will occur on Tuesday, May 4. This will be the third such event within a span of less than a year's time, the two previous lunar eclipses having occurred during 2003 on May 15-16 and November 8. This will be a sky show reserved primarily for those living in the Eastern Hemisphere.

North America will miss out on the entire show, as the Moon will be below the horizon during midday and afternoon hours. Weather permitting, some Europeans will have a chance to see the very end of the event.

The very best viewing region for watching this eclipse will fall over across western Asia, much of the Indian Ocean and the eastern two-thirds of Africa. The entire eclipse will be visible from this region. Full story: space.com


Former Dutch PM says US is Rogue State

April 23, 2004 — Former Prime Minister Dries van Agt said (in tv-news Nova—video only in Dutch) that the Dutch government should bring back its troops from Iraq as soon as possible, not because of the danger but because they are participating without any UN mandate in an illegal occupation. He also said that the US and Israel 'repeatedly and seriously' breach international law and calls the US a rogue state. He said Bush's support for Israel is 'irresponsible and unjust'. Soon the Dutch government and parliament will have to decide whether the troops will remain in Iraq or not.
Full story: radio.weblogs.com


Economic Collapse to follow Military Defeat

By Bruce Porteous

24 April, 2004 — Why has the war in Iraq turned out to be such a mess? What was originally envisaged to be a short campaign, in which the Iraqis would welcome the "liberators," has now developed into a political, strategic and military disaster.

The Iraq war has evolved into a quagmire that has now become impossible for the USA and Britain to extract themselves from, without suffering defeat. This article will discuss the implications of this coming defeat of the Anglo-Saxon alliance and the impact that this will have on the world and the global economy.

The defeat of America and Britain will have a far greater impact on the geo-political landscape than the defeat of the USA by North Vietnam. It will literally mean the end of the Anglo-Saxon dominance of the world, and see the re-allegiance of international power blocs.

The invasion and occupation of Iraq has stirred up worldwide hatred towards America and Britain greater than ever previously experienced. From Japan to Europe, America and Britain are being blamed for the mess in Iraq and for provoking Muslim fundamentalists into supporting terrorism. Nowhere is this hatred towards the USA greater than in the Middle East, where the invasion of Iraq has successfully unified Muslim hatred towards America.

As a consequence of invading Iraq, the survival of the same Middle East regimes are now threatened, especially that of Saudi Arabia. In Afghanistan, the Taliban and al-Qaeda remain undefeated, and are now gearing up for another offensive, which will make it difficult for the depleted American and British forces to resist. The rise of Muslim fundamentalism is spreading like a bushfire throughout the Middle East, and is threatening the existence of the American military bases around the Persian Gulf. American dominance of the Persian Gulf has given it an enormous strategic influence in securing the access and movement of oil, and its effect on world commerce. Without the American military presence to protect the passage of Middle East oil through the Gulf, the lifeblood of the economies of Asia and Europe are threatened.

The cost of fighting the war in Iraq and Afghanistan is having an increasingly negative impact on the American and UK economies. This is not obvious to the average citizen so far, as consumers benefit from loose monetary policy and low interest rates. However, both the USA and UK governments are running increasingly large and unsustainable deficits that as the costs of continuing the war rise will have dire consequences. The war, along with the war against terrorism, is draining resources from both economies, making them less able to compete globally with other industrial nations.

The recent IMF report on the implications to the global economy of America's reckless economic policies, and failure to correct the imbalances caused from their twin deficits makes frightening reading.

The continued deterioration of America's trade and current account deficits is requiring the USA to borrow ever increasing amounts of capital from overseas. While recently this has caused a little firming in the dollar against other main trading currencies, it is only putting off the day of reckoning to when interest and capital repayments to their creditors become unsustainable. Rising interest rates in the USA and UK will have a negative impact on their economies, increasing the size of government deficits, severely depressing consumer spending (especially in the over-heated property market), and affecting corporate profitability. There will follow a decline in their GNP, reducing government income, and causing government budgets to spiral out of control.

The defeat of America and Britain in Iraq will have serious economic and political implications for both countries. One of the consequences will be a switch in the payment of oil from dollars to euros by the oil producing countries. This will have a disastrous effect on the value of the $US, which will plummet in value against the Euro and other currencies. The Euro will replace the dollar as the world's reserve currency, making the heavily indebted United States currency worthless. A worthless currency will prevent America being able to attract the continued inflow of capital to sustain its enormous deficits. Rather, there will be a massive outflow of capital, as America's lenders try and recover their investments before they become worthless. Even worse, the total collapse of the dollar will make it impossible for America to finance its massive external debts, forcing the country into bankruptcy, and total economic collapse.

The collapse of the American dollar and economy will have major implications on the global economy. It will especially cause real difficulties to the Japanese economy, and threaten to bring about the collapse of the Japanese banking system. It will make it increasingly difficult for the Japanese Government to service its massive government debt. Other Asian economies will also be badly affected, especially China, which has large and unsustainable debt levels. The entire world will be thrown into a serious global depression.

America and Britain will be blamed throughout the world for the collapse of the global economy. They will be blamed for their consumer-driven greed, debt-financing extravagances; their disregard for protecting the environment, and their arrogant foreign policies, such as defying international law by illegally invading Iraq.

The end of the dominance of the Anglo-Saxon alliance will see a turning point in history. The only global power with the economic capacity to fill the power vacuum that will follow an economic collapse of the USA will be the newly formed United States of Europe. Europe will be less affected by the collapse of the American economy than elsewhere, and will be in a better position to lead the global recovery because of the size of their domestic economy.

The United States of Europe will replace the USA as the engine economy for the world, with the euro replacing the dollar and becoming the internationally accepted reserve currency. This group of nations, under a single political head, and in partnership with the Catholic Church, will enforce many regulations upon the Western world, in an effort to protect the world's environment from further exploitation, and to regulate the right of capital to exploit people and the environment to an greater extent than the EU today regulates the lives of Europeans.

The entire world will turn against the Anglo-Saxon people in a way few can imagine. They will be held accountable for the troubles they have bought upon the entire world. The USA and UK, along with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Britain will be held accountable for their massive overseas borrowings—their creditors will demand their money back, or will seize control over their assets. The collapse of the dollar, and currencies linked to the dollar, will bring incredible poverty and hardship on our people. Many will die from starvation and disease. Most economic activity will grind to a halt. Law and order will break down. A state of anarchy will prevail.

To bring about law and order out of the chaos that will exist, the United States of Europe will take over the administration of our countries. Those who survive the economic collapse, the starvation, wide-spread disease, and break-down of law and order, will be subjected to the authority of the government of this new EU super state. Our people will become enslaved to the dictatorial rule of their administrators, like the people of Europe under Nazi occupation.

The Bible talks about a time of great catastrophe, called the "Great tribulation" to come upon our people (Matthew 24:21-22; Daniel 11:40-45; 12:1; Luke 21:19-36). It is also referred to as the time of "Jacob's trouble" in Jeremiah 30:3-7. Jesus Christ taught that in this time, unless these dreadful days are shortened, no flesh would be saved (Matthew 24:22). These days are fast approaching. (Bruce Porteous  groups.yahoo.com).

Comment: These days have been shortened—for God's elect—by Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming with the oath: "there should be no further delay in judgment upon the world systems and the consummation of this evil age" (Isaiah 61:2; Habakkuk 2:3; Hebrews 10:37; Revelation 10:6). The Message of God's prophet William Branham was the "shout" of Matthew 25:6, I Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 10:7 and 18:4, calling out the wise and foolish virgin and "shortening the days" by lifting the wise into the secret rapture of His Church.

As the barbarians who illegally invaded Iraq are daily proving, "the rider of the pale horse is Death, and hell followed with him".

Leventria Beria, head of the KGB in Russia in 1933, while speaking to students at Lenin University, stated: "By psychopolitics our chief goals are effectively carried forward. To produce a maximum of chaos in the culture of the enemy is our first, most important step. Our fruits are grown in chaos, economic depression and scientific turmoil."

The Depression paved the way for the revolutionary take-over of the US government as the 'terrorist' attacks of 9/11 are doing today. Institutions in the US similar to the London School of Economics had been training the revolutionaries of state socialism for years, and on Roosevelt's inauguration, and using him as a front, they seized power through one hundred days, implementing a series of carefully prepared measures (including the confiscation of all gold, the only 'money' with any 'value') under cover of a national 'crisis' brought about by closing all the banks.

So with the benefit of hindsight we see these events were episodic and carefully planned by the 'hidden hand.' For as F.D. Roosevelt said, "If something happens in politics, you can bet it was planned that way."

In 1957 Brother Branham said, "America doesn't want the Gospel, (You know that); we just might as well admit that. This Anglo-Saxon people is finished; that's all. There's no more Gospel that America will receive. Oh, you get a few stragglings now and then; but just as the Gospel, it's over. And you can't even preach to them, can't talk to them. They won't believe nothing. See? They just got their own hardheaded ideas, and they're set, and the next thing for this nation is judgment. She's going to have it too. It may be through depression; it may be through an atomic bomb; it may be through a great plague, a disease or something; but she's ready. It's a-coming; thousands times thousands will fall" (Hebrews, p. 87.4).

Brother Branham said, "When God sends forth a message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, He then withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God." But that Voice will be quiet in the wilderness somewhere, hid away" (Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100).

The Anglo-Saxon civilization is approaching the end of its usefulness to the 'hidden hand' who have worked from within and behind the scenes since the time of William the Conqueror. The world economic collapse will follow the earthquake that sinks Los Angeles, devastating much of California, and Russia's invasion of mainland United States—a far more serious defeat than seems probable as a result of the Zionist-directed folly in Iraq.

The prophet Habakkuk indicted the world system in these days of the end-time Judaeo-Roman church empire with her United States and (once) Protestant image. We know this vision and prophecy applies to the judgment of these last days because he speaks of the soon-coming Millennium when "the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."

The character in which the world-power becomes an object of the judgment is set forth in the three sentences that fully describe his hubris, namely Habakkuk 1:7, "his justice and dignity proceeds only from himself;" Habakkuk 2:4, "his proud soul is puffed up and is not upright;" and Habakkuk 1:11, "he is guilty, whose power is his god."

In Hegelian terms the 'hidden hand' controls both sides of any conflict they have precipitated, in order to bring about their predetermined outcome. So today we find minions of the "Jews'" empire of the City of London have ensured their surrogates, Britain and her colonies—the USA, Australia, etc., fell into the Zionist trap, becoming their 'fall guys' and cannon fodder to provoke Muslim fundamentalists into supporting terrorism until a hot World War III is inescapable. Meanwhile, their Roman Catholic church stands on the sidelines to pick up the pieces and rule the first stage of their one world government . . . until it is their turn for destruction.

Turning back several pages we can read the history of the near future in Daniel 11:37-40, "he shall magnify himself above all . . . and honour the God of raw power—a god his fathers never knew—honoring him with lavish gifts (like gold, silver, foreign aid, armaments, oil and free trade agreements), and claiming his help has brought success against the strongest defences, honoring those who submit to him, appointing them to positions of authority and dividing the land to them as reward. And at the time of the end the king of the south will attack him again . . ." and the world moves on to Armageddon.

Can you recognize Rome and her US image?—"exercising all the power of the first beast before him, and causing the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed" (Revelation 13:12).

The sovereign insolence of self-glory, which in pure arrogance puts itself in the place of God as judge upon earth, is the cause of the judgment: thereby all the temporal manifestations of that which is opposed to God, from the tower of Babel (Genesis 11) until its Judaeo-Roman antitype in the time of the end are judged.

Israel of the flesh is the object of the Divine judgment, as well as the world-power and all whose names are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life (Revelation 13:8; 22:11). Spiritual Israel, just by faith, has been separated and born-again. Christ's Bride has been translated while the 144,000 elect Israelites are or have been martyred.


Ryongchon – Nuclear Trigger for American Conscription?

South Korean "official" accurately announced the shocking level of damage only one hour after the blast, long before the North Koreans could even reach Ryongchon's ground zero.

Before you young Americans rejoice at having avoided conscription, be warned that the Zionist Cabal has one giant trump card left up its sleeve, which under more normal circumstances only madmen would use. If push comes to shove, one day in the not-too-distant future, a lone 'North Korean Missile' might arc up into the stratosphere, its apogee carefully tracked and recorded by the radars of every nation bordering the Pacific Ocean. The missile will appear to have been launched from North Korea, and will be tipped with exactly the kind of 25 Kiloton 'dirty' atomic warhead the North Koreans are accused of building.

While the world holds its collective breath, the warhead will reenter the atmosphere and descend onto an area of significant population density on the American West Coast. Hollywood will be spared because it is the headquarters of Zionist propaganda, and San Diego will be spared because of the US Fleet. My best guess is San Francisco, and then you, my naive young conscript, will finally believe. You will eagerly rally round the flag and demand to be drafted, and your demand will be met. Then in the fullness of time you will travel far away from America, and finally get blown into a pool of your own blood, in a paddy field next to the River Tigris in southern Iraq. Full story: joevialls.altermedia.info


Comparative Deaths in the WTC Disaster

After having written that 4,000 Jews were warned not show up on 9/11 for work at the WTC and only 1 Jew died (who was a visitor from out of state) [actually a passenger on one of the planes – Ed.] I received this e-mail from a reader.

Question: "I was thinking about the 4,000 Israelis who weren't present at the WTC, and it occurred to me, has anyone asked how many Arabs were in the WTC when it was attacked? They have offices there too, don't they? It seems to me that if a large number of Arabs were killed that day in any of the attack sites; it would really look bad for our "traditional enemies"—wouldn't it? Anyway, I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on the subject. Thanks, Tim"

Answer: Tim, there were 570 Muslims lost in the attack on the WTC on 911 according to Fox News.
Full story: tidbitsnews.com


Swallowed up by Life


Writing to Christians at Corinth on the transforming power of the spoken Word Paul said, "We do not become dispirited, even though our outward man is wasting away, yet the inward man is being progressively renewed day after day. For our light momentary affliction is ever more and more abundantly achieving for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease. Since we look not to the things which are seen, but to the things which are not seen: for the things which are visible are worldly and temporary; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle is dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this present body we groan, earnestly desiring to put on and be covered by our celestial body like a garment which is our heavenly dwelling, so that by putting it on we [our soul] may not be without a body. For while we are still in this tabernacle we groan under the burden—weighed down, depressed and oppressed; not that we want to [die] put off the natural body [which is the clothing of the soul] but be further clothed [in a glorified body], so that our dying, mortal body might be swallowed up by Life. Now He who has prepared and made us fit for this very thing is God, Who also has given us the Holy Spirit as a guarantee" of the fulfillment of His promise (II Corinthians 4:16 - 5:5).

The world is going to be repopulated by creation, not sexual desire or lust. "That's the reason Jesus had to come through the woman to bring it back to its original beginning again, without sex desire. He's virgin born. But, hallelujah, there will come a time where it won't be any more sex, but God shall call His children from the dust of the earth, back like they were in the original. Not through any woman, but through the molding of the clay and the cosmic lights and the petroleum; He'll create again like He did Adam at the first time" (William Branham. Marriage and Divorce, 30:201).

Paul was speaking of our "angel," the celestial or theophany body of the elect souls foreknown as believers, or manifestations of their part of the Logos (II Corinthians 3:2-3). These souls comprise the Lamb's Book of Life or genealogy of Jesus Christ and are eternal with Him being attributes of the Logos. In appearance a theophany may be likened to "film positives" of the glorified forms of His elect (Genesis 1:27; Romans 8:28-30). The celestial or theophany body of every New Testament saint was always in the Presence of the Lord (Job 1:6; Revelation 5:10-13), but since the revelation of the Seven Seals they are now here in our presence in a dimension withheld from our sight (Zechariah 14:5; Mark 8:38; I Thessalonians 4:14; Jude 14), waiting for the last Bride Age saint to complete the Body so God can glorify their part of this Earth.

"Therefore the theophany, if you have died and entered into that theophany, what happens? The theophany comes to the earth to pick up the redeemed body. And if you're here in the air, you take the body to meet the theophany, (there you are), caught up and go to meet the Lord in the air" (William Branham, Who is this Melchisedec, 20:110; I Thessalonians 4:14-17).

Spirits don't die. God takes His man but never His Spirit. And the Devil takes his man, but never his spirit. Every time someone dies whose name was never in or has been removed from the Book of Life there is another demon. This is why, despite man's good intentions, this world cannot become a "better place" until Satan and his angels, for whom the lake of Fire is prepared (Matthew 25:41), are bound during the millennium by virtue of the fact that his subjects will all be in the grave and only the glorified elect, who are immune to sin, sickness and death, will be on Earth.

"A devil is helpless if he isn't in a body somewhere. See? He's just a spirit in the world until he's in a body, and then he can torment us" (William Branham, Exhortation on Healing #51-0501). Souls are spirits and they require a body in order to manifest or express themselves. The souls of the lost are not clothed with a celestial body and become demons. This explains why they will inhabit the body of animals, make men mad (Mark 5:1-16), possess unrepentant men like Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4), and Spiritually blind dealers in iniquity like Israel (Psalm 69:1-28; Jeremiah 5:21) and now the Gentiles (Romans 11:32).

Evil spirits will invade and occupy a weakness in any living thing, whether that defect be in the Machiavellian nature of a characterless equivocating mind as in the popes and men like Ariel Sharon, George W. Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard, or a debilitated body in which they can materialize as cancers, infections and diverse diseases attributed to "germs" which although not scientifically proven make good advertising copy.

Evil spirits can influence the elements for Satan is "the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:2). Mark 4:29, "Jesus rebuked the storm." "Winds" signify 'war and strife,' and "doctrines of demons" (Revelation 7:1; Ephesians 4:14).

John 13:36 – 14:4, "Simon Peter said to Jesus, Lord, where are You going? Jesus answered him, where I am going you cannot follow Me now; but you shall follow Me afterwards".

"Peter said, Lord, why can't I follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake. Jesus answered him, Will you lay down your life for My sake? Truly, I tell you, the cock shall not crow, till you have denied Me thrice".

"Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in Me [because I am God manifest in flesh]. In My Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also".

Jesus went away to prepare a dwelling place or glorified body for each of the PART-Word saints from Pentecost to Laodicea by mediating for their ignorance of the Seven Sealed mystery of God so that they could be changed into the image of the glory of the Lord and conform or develop into the "film positive" of their theophany which will materialize into their glorified body—Church Age by Church Age—after the sounding of the Seventh Trump.

Once the names of the PART-Word saints were complete at the close of the Laodicean Church Age, Jesus returned to earth with every one of those theophanies—together with the theophanies of the living saints and those whose souls would constitute the end-time Bride—the revelation of the Seven Seals through His prophet, William Branham drawing us all into the unity of the faith and transforming those theophanies into the perfect bodies He went away to prepare.


Ephesians 1:9-14, "Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of times [or Seven Church Ages] He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth—in Him: in Whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of His own will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the Word of truth, the gospel of your salvation [or Word for your hour]: in Whom also, having believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Who is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, [our glorified bodies] to the praise of His glory" (Romans 8:22-23).

As Brother Branham said, "A theophany is something that you could not see. It could be right here now, yet you cannot see it. It's just like, well like television, that's in another dimension. Television. . . People are moving right through this room now singing; there's colors also, but your whole being is only subject to five senses. And you are only subject to what the sight has been limited to see. But there is another dimension that can be seen by a transformation by television."

"Now, television does not manufacture a picture. A television only channels it into a circuit, and then the television screen picks it up. But the picture's there to begin with. Television was here when Adam was here. Television was here when Elijah set on Mount Carmel. Television was here when Jesus of Nazareth walked the shores of Galilee. But you're just now discovering it. They wouldn't have believed it back there. You'd have been crazy to have said something like it. But now it's become a reality. And so is it that Christ is here. The Angels of God are here. And someday in the great millennium to come it'll be just more real than television or anything else, because they are here" (Who is This Melchisedec? 12:58-59a).

Not only does our theophany body originate in heaven but we learn from II Corinthians 5:2 that it comes down from heaven to Earth. And in verse 4, in the figure of a garment, that our longing is not that we should put off and lay aside our earthly garment and put on another but for a transformation in which the earthly body will not be laid aside in death, but the heavenly will be thrown over it without the destruction or death of the original so "that mortality might be swallowed up by Life".

In these Scriptures we see how the longing of Christians in every Age was to live until the transformation of the body without death. So in actual fact, Paul spoke of the Capstone Bride who will not see death but change in the atoms (Romans 8:22-23; I Corinthians 15:51-54; I Thessalonians 4:17).

Brother Branham said, "But, and if the people won't walk in His perfect will, He does have a permissive will He'll let you walk in. Notice, He permits it all right, but He will make it work out for His glory in His perfect will."

"Just like in the beginning, it was not God's perfect will for children to be born on the earth through sex. No, sir. God created man out of the dust of the earth, breathed the breath of life into him, and he become a living soul. He took from that man a helpmate and made a wife to him. That was God's first and original will. But when sin came in and did the thing that it did, then He permitted man to marry a wife legally and have children by her. "Multiply and replenish the earth then, if that's the way you're going to do it." But, you see, it never was His perfect will."

"Therefore, all these things that had a beginning have to have an end. All sin has to come to annihilation. All sin has to be done away with. Therefore, in the great millennium when the resurrection comes, we will not have to be reborn again by our fathers and mothers, but God, like He did in the beginning will call man from the dust of the earth and his helpmate with him. That's right. That's the way He did it at the beginning".

"So therefore, God never changes His mind about anything, but He will permit you to go on. Now, this is a long ways around to get to what I want to say here about this, but I want you to understand it. See? God will permit you to do something and even bless you in doing it, but still it isn't His perfect will" (Does God Ever Change His Mind about His Word? p. 18:92-94).

It was not God's perfect will for Adam's race to be born by sex but by a continuation of His spoken Word and through fellowship with the Holy Spirit called the Tree of Life that later manifest in the virgin-born flesh of Jesus Christ—spoken by an Angel and received by Mary's faith. Adam's race should have multiplied and matured from sinless flesh to the image of our theophany through Divine fellowship watering the Word to make the revelation live to our glorification without sin or death.

Speaking of Jesus Christ, Brother Branham said, "He was that Seed that Eve should've produced. Do you get it? He was the Seed that Eve was to produce, but she hybrid it by disbelieving God's Word. So He was that Seed, and the only way that Life could be, in the reproduction of Life, Life had to come through that Seed, and that Seed had to die in order to spread out the Life. Can't you see it? That's why the Water was given: to water the Seed."

"The Holy Spirit that was in the Garden of Eden was to water the Seed. Man wasn't made to die; he's made to live, but hybreeding brought death. She hybrid. Now, you deny the Serpent's seed. Then I'll ask you, "What's these funeral services about?" She's hybrid. Every one of us are hybrid from the original. That's the reason we're constantly dying. But (oh God) there's a germ of Life come from the real Seed, that God's proved It was His Seed; He rose Him up again. See? That through that Life that's going over the original Seed like was given to Eve over His real church, it's bringing forth Life again through the birth, through the womb of His Bride. See?"

"Oh, it's rich and glorious. I give a little time to study so it'll sink in."

"He is that Seed. He is that Seed that was produced by the Word of God. "Be it unto me according to Thy Word." There's the Seed (See?), taking the Word. See?" (The Spoken Word is the Original Seed, 24:2-5).

The foolishness of preaching identifies and germatizes the Seed of God, Christ's Bride foreknown from the foundation of the world and written in the Lamb's Book of Life. "My sheep receive My Word". The new birth comes by hearing, receiving, and acting on the Word for your hour.

Mortal life is in the blood. As we discussed in Newsletter 319, the constituents that our glands secrete into sperm come from the blood of our father. Our mother provides the ovum or "egg," but it has not one speck of the mother's blood in it and is infertile until germatized by the product of the father's blood—his sperm—causing the ovum to produce a body.

The only cleansing, healing stream in natural life is its blood but once man fell from the Word all nature was sold unto death and the blood of an innocent One had to be shed to restore man to the Word on which he could feed and fellowship to eternal Life. Spiritual Life is in God's Word which has true sanctifying power that eradicates sin, sickness and death.

I Corinthians 15:40, 47, 49-50, "There are also celestial bodies and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. . . The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. . . And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption".

The glory of our terrestrial body that was conceived in sin and shapen in iniquity is quite another thing to the glory of our theophany body which has been in the Presence of the Lord from eternity waiting for our soul to be manifested here on Earth and make its predestinated decisions so that it can discover its true identity and conform to the image of its glorious "film positive" (Matthew 18:10; Revelation 5:11).

Spiritual Life is in our theophany or Word form body "not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" whence it descends down (II Corinthians 5:1-5), as Paul and John describe the New Jerusalem—which is God's elect—"whose builder and maker is God" (Hebrews 11:10,16; Revelation 21:1-3).

Jesus Christ was sown in a natural body of flesh and blood to bear the image of the earthly. As our kinsman Redeemer He must necessarily be a facsimile of the first Adam. After death He was raised a Spiritual body of glorified flesh and bone. Blood, the fount of natural life, was replaced by a Supernatural theophany in which He preached to the lost souls in prison.

Luke 24:38-39, "Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me, and see; for a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have".

Jesus said flesh and bones, not "flesh and blood," for blood is the conduit for the spirit of mortal life of the animal and corruptible body (Genesis 9:4). "Flesh and bones" imply the identity of the individual but with the changed nature of his resurrection body wherein the eternal Life of the glorified body is not neither mortal spirit nor corruptible matter (blood), but incorruptible Word (theophany) which is "the image of the heavenly". For "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption" which are "swallowed up by Life". nl322.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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