Bible Believers' Newsletter 326

"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.

Daniel prophesied that Rome, the fourth and final Gentile world empire will rule to the consummation, and Jesus described the United States as the image of Rome in the political realm. After Rome shook off her hereditary monarchy she became a republic, and under Sulla a dictatorship. As Imperial Rome was finally destroyed from within by an influx of freed slaves and inassimilable aliens granted citizenship, like the Jews of whom Seneca declared "The customs of this accursed people have grown so strong, that they have spread through every land."

After the thirteen American colonies' fought for independence from their hereditary monarch, they became a republic, Benjamin Franklin warned, "There is a great danger for the United States of America, this great danger is the Jew." Freed slaves and inassimilable migrants like the Jews were given citizenship, and in the tracks of "preliminary dictator" F. D. Roosevelt's wheel chair (Revelation 13:11-13) George II has demolished the US Constitution as Sulla had emasculated Rome's Constitution, and to secure his objectives enacted legislation that paves the way for American dictatorship under the Sixth Seal as foretold by Jesus and Brother Branham.

Referring to the seven consecutive visions God showed him in 1933 Brother Branham said, five of the visions have come to pass perfectly, two more remain: the rise of the Roman Catholic church with dictatorship over the United States, and "the last and seventh vision wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters and smoke all over the land of America. God said it would happen just before the Coming" (Adoption, p. 98:219; The Invasion of the United States, p. 25:203; Jezebel Religion p. 8:33-38; The Third Exodus, p. 19:5-6; The Feast of the Trumpets, p. 23:170-174; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 322:2-3).

Sulla invaded Rome as the 'hidden hand' that pulls the Texan's strings invaded New York and Washington DC on 9/11. Both men having obtained power by a coup maintained it by violence, terrorism, bloodshed, cruel war of implacable hatred against their enemies at home and abroad, and propaganda designed to strike fear in the hearts of men. To illustrate:

Washington (AP) May 25, 2000 — US officials have obtained new intelligence deemed highly credible indicating al-Qaida (sic) or other terrorists are in the United States and preparing to launch a major attack this summer, The Associated Press has learned.

Of most concern, the official said, is that terrorists may possess and use a chemical, biological or radiological weapon that could cause far more damage and casualties than a conventional bomb . . .

Despite that, the official said there was no immediate plan to raise the nation's terrorism threat level from yellow, or elevated, to orange, or high. . . Unnamed sources also assert that if we don't eat our green vegetables we get neither ice cream nor grow curly hair.

These reports are a psyop: propaganda. But since al Qaeda is a myth created by Richard Clarke and the CIA, these are very real threats. al Qaeda and other terrorists are in the United States preparing to launch a major attack this summer! George II's puppetmasters are impatient over his slow progress in bringing their World War III to the 'hot' stage as indicated when they showed their ace card of US barbarism to inflame Islam which is refusing their provocation to arms.

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

Your brother-in-Christ,
Anthony Grigor-Scott


The Religious Warrior of Abu Ghraib

May 20, 2004 — Saving General Boykin seemed like a strange sideshow last October. After it was revealed that the Deputy Undersecretary of Defence for Intelligence had been regularly appearing at evangelical revivals preaching that the US was in a holy war as a "Christian nation" battling "Satan", the furore was quickly calmed . . .

Boykin . . . was at the heart of a secret operation to "Gitmoize" (Guantanamo is known in the US as Gitmo) the Abu Ghraib prison. He had flown to Guantanamo, where he met Major General Geoffrey Miller, in charge of Camp X-Ray. Boykin ordered Miller to fly to Iraq and extend X-Ray methods to the prison system there, on Rumsfeld's orders.

Boykin was recommended to his position by his record in the elite Delta forces: he was a commander in the failed effort to rescue US hostages in Iran, had tracked drug lord Pablo Escobar in Colombia, had advised the gas attack on barricaded cultists at Waco, Texas, and had lost 18 men in Somalia trying to capture a warlord in the notorious Black Hawk Down fiasco of 1993. Full story: guardian.co.uk  Israeli agents believed involved in Abu Ghraib  Fisk


Pre-9/11 World Trade Center Power-Down

April 23, 2004 — Did the World Trade Center towers undergo a deliberate "power-down" on the weekend prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks? According to Scott Forbes, a senior database administrator for Fiduciary Trust, Inc.—a high-net investment bank which was later acquired by Franklin Templeton—this is precisely what took place. Forbes, who was hired by Fiduciary in 1999 and is now stationed at a UK branch office, was working on the weekend of September 8-9, 2001, and said that his company was given three weeks advance notice that New York's Port Authority would take out power in the South Tower from the 48th floor up. The reason: the Port Authority was performing a cabling upgrade to increase the WTC's computer bandwidth. . . Forbes wrote: "Without power there were no security cameras, no security locks on doors and many, many 'engineers' coming in and out of the tower." Full story: 69.28.73.17


John Doe #1, et al v Donald H. Rumsfeld, et al

There is no doubt that the panic generated by the false "War on Terror" is already being used to coerce people into accepting "preventative medical treatment", that in a more sane world they would instantly refuse. Most profitable by far for the pharmaceutical multinationals backing the Bush Dynasty are inoculations forced onto service men and women by legislation.

Taking the dreaded "Anthrax Shots" as an example, the manufacturer makes a net profit of $18.00 out of every single individual, a figure that has to be multiplied by 2.4 million to get a true feel for multinational profit margins.

It is a harsh fact that the Anthrax vaccine being forcibly administered to service men and women today is the same as that included in the deadly Gulf War "cocktail" inoculations of 1990-1991. . . one British military doctor stated that in her view, 99% of the problems could be sourced back to the anti-bacteriological warfare "cocktail" inoculations, and anti-nerve gas tablets forcibly administered to military personnel in the Gulf region at that time.
Full story: joevialls.altermedia.info


Murder Inc.

December 13, 2003 — The Israeli role is supposed to be hush-hush, but not only Hersh, in his New Yorker article, but also a British reporter in The Guardian have confirmed the Israeli role. That will win a lot of hearts and minds in the Arab world. About the only government they hate worse than ours is Israel's.

The idea is to hire some of the worst of the worst—members of Saddam's old secret police—to infiltrate the resistance and finger key players for the American murder squads. Thus, we climb in bed with the very people our boy president likes to moralize about—those dreaded evildoers. Only now they will be evildoers on our payroll instead of Saddam's. Only now, instead of bringing democratic values to Iraq, we will show the Iraqis we are just as good at murder as Saddam.

If you are one of those superpatriots who like to wrap themselves in the American flag while you watch Fox News, don't be shocked. We did exactly the same kind of things during the Vietnam War. I used to have, now and then, a bloody Mary or several with a CIA man who had run the infamous Phoenix Program in Vietnam.

There, the South Vietnamese would finger members of the Viet Cong, and we would snuff them. Of course, my friend said in his cynical way, if the quota for the month was 50, the South Vietnamese fingered 50; if it was 500, they found 500. How many of the thousands we murdered were actually Viet Cong and how many were innocent Vietnamese, nobody knows, except perhaps the South Vietnamese who were involved. The number of people we murdered ranges from 21,000 (an official figure) to 47,000.

Another friend of mine, on loan to the CIA from the Green Berets, paid Nung mercenaries $5 for each Vietnamese head they brought in. They brought them in by the croaker sack full, but of course a severed head can't tell you if the person who used to wear it was a Viet Cong or just a poor farmer the Nungs happened upon. After all, they hated all the Vietnamese without regard for ideology.

The same thing will happen in Iraq. Our paid evildoers will finger people they have a personal grudge against or, if they are smart, innocent Iraqis actually on our side. That way our death squads will endear us to the Iraqi people just as the Israeli death squads have endeared them to the Palestinians. Full story: lists.indymedia.org

Female lawyer proves Iraqi women are pack-raped by Americans: This was not only true of Abu Ghraib, she discovered, but was, as she put it, "happening all across Iraq". (URL to explicit images of this wickedness is in the source code).


Berg beheading: No way, say Medical Experts

May 22, 2004 — American businessman Nicholas Berg's body was found on May 8 near a Baghdad overpass; a video of his supposed decapitation death by knife appeared on an alleged al-Qaeda-linked website (www.al-ansar.biz) on May 11. But according to what both a leading surgical authority and a noted forensic death expert separately told Asia Times Online, the video depicting the decapitation appears to have been staged.

"I certainly would need to be convinced it [the decapitation video] was authentic," Dr. John Simpson, executive director for surgical affairs at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, said from New Zealand. Echoing Dr. Simpson's criticism, when this journalist asked forensic death expert Jon Nordby, PhD and fellow of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, whether he believed the Berg decapitation video had been "staged", Nordby replied: "Yes, I think that's the best explanation of it." Full story: atimes.com  kavkazcenter.com

May 15, 2004 (Reuters) — James Raxton, a CIA officer from the "Psychological Action Department" made the surprising declaration on CNN that the video of Nick Berg's execution is a fake: a montage he did together with two officers from MOSSAD. Three hours after that shocking declaration James Raxton made a retraction and has been dismissed by the reason of dementia.

May 21, 2004 — Photocopiers and digital cameras store an encrypted signature to identify the unit that made the video. This digital signature is totally unique to each device and is more unique than a fingerprint.

Today new pictures were released of prison torture at Abu Ghraib prison. But not just still pictures. Today video was released showing prisoners being tortured by Americans. Apparently Kodak film experts, Kodak Park, in Rochester, New York have compared the digital watermarks of the torture video and the beheading video and have determined that one of the cameras used in the Nick Berg beheading is THE SAME CAMERA that took the prison torture video. If this turns out to be true then there is NO DOUBT that Berg was killed by Americans at Abu Ghraib prison. Full story: marc.perkel.com


Forgotten Christians—Not all displaced Palestinians are Muslims

May 24, 2004 — Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" is playing to full houses in the Syrian capital Damascus. Watching it here turns out to be much the same as watching it on opening night in New York—customarily rowdy moviegoers observe a reverent silence, the usual sound of candy wrappers is replaced by sobbing and gasping, and, at the end of it all, the audience files out of the theater in silence and contemplation. Many of those watching the movie on this occasion are Palestinian Christian refugees whose parents or grandparents were purged from their homeland—the land of Christ—at the foundation of "Israel" in 1948. For them the movie has an underlying symbolic meaning not easily perceived in the West: not only is it a depiction of the trial, scourging, and death of Jesus, it is also a symbolic depiction of the fate of the Palestinian people.

"This is how we feel," says Zaki, a 27-year old Palestinian Christian whose family hails from Haifa. "We take beating after beating at the hands of the world, [read Israel- Ed.] they crucify our people, they insult us, but we refuse to surrender." Full story: amconmag.com

Now they've destroyed Rafa Zoo. The butchered ostrich, the petrified kangaroo cowering in a basement corner, the tortoises crushed under the tank treads—all were held up as evidence of the pitiless nature of the Israeli occupation. And Israeli troops fire on Funeral as Rafah tries to bury its dead.


The Pharisees were a Religious Sect in Judea

The chief sects among the Jews at the time of Christ were the Pharisees, the Sadducees and the Essenes, who may be described respectively as Formalists, Freethinkers, and Puritans. A knowledge of the opinions and practices of the Pharisees at the time of Christ is of great importance for entering deeply into the genius of Christian teaching.

The word Pharisee means "separated," and they were separated from God by their man-made traditions of self-righteousness that became the Babylonian Talmud which makes the Word of Moses and the prophets of no effect to them (Mark 7:13). To understand the Pharisees is by contrast an aid to understanding the spirit of uncorrupted Christianity.

Rabi Louis Finkelstein, head of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, in the Foreword to his First Edition of his classic "The Pharisees, The Sociological Background of Their Faith", states: "Judaism . . . Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes in name . . . the spirit of the ancient Pharisees survives, unaltered".

The fundamental principle of the Pharisees, common with all orthodox modern Judaism, is that by the side of the written Law regarded as a summary of the principles and general laws of the Hebrew people there was said to be an oral law to complete and to explain the written Law, given to Moses on Mount Sinai and transmitted by him by word of mouth. However this commentary was unknown until about the time of the "Captivity." The first portion of the Talmud, called the Mishna or "second law", contains this oral law. It is a digest of the Jewish traditions and a compendium of the whole ritual Law, and came at length to be esteemed far above the sacred text.

"The Talmud . . . is the legal code which forms the basis of Jewish religious law and is the textbook used in the training of rabbis" (Rabbi Morris N. Kertzer, "What is a Jew," published as a featured article in Look Magazine, June 17, 1952). While it was the aim of Jesus to call men to the Law of God itself as the supreme guide of life, the Pharisees, upon the pretense of maintaining it intact, multiplied minute precepts and distinctions to such an extent that the whole life of the Israelite was hemmed in and burdened on every side by instructions so numerous and trifling that the Law was almost if not wholly lost sight of. These "traditions" as they called them, had long been gradually accumulating. Of their trifling character innumerable instances are found in the Mishna. Such were the washings before they could eat bread, and the special minuteness with which the forms of this washing were prescribed; their bathing when they returned from the market; their washings of cups, pots, brazen vessels, etc.; their fastings twice a week (Luke 18:12); such were their tithings (Matthew 23:23); and such, finally, were those minute and vexatious extensions to the Law of the sabbath, which must have converted God's gracious ordinance of the rest into a burden and pain (Matthew 12:1-13; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 13:10-17).

A leading aim of the Redeemer was to teach men that true piety consisted not of forms, but in substance, not in outward observances, but in an inward spirit. The whole system of the Pharisaic piety led to exactly the opposite conclusions. The lowliness of piety was, according to the teaching of Jesus, an inseparable concomitant of its reality; but the Pharisees sought mainly to attract the attention and excite the admiration of men (Matthew 6:1-7,16; 23:5-6; Luke 14:7-11). Indeed the whole spirit of their religion was summed up, not in confession of sin and in humility, but in a proud self-righteousness at variance with any true conception of man's relation to either God or his fellow creatures.

With all their pretense to piety, they were in reality avaricious, sensual and dissolute (Matthew 23:25; John 8:7). They looked with contempt upon every nation but their own, praying "Thank God I was not born a woman, or a Gentile" (Luke 10:29). Finally, instead of endeavoring to fulfill the great end of the dispensation whose truths they professed to teach, and thus bringing men to the Hope of Israel, they devoted their energies to making converts to their own narrow views, who with all the zeal of proselytes were more exclusive and more bitterly opposed to the truth than they themselves (Matthew 22:15).

The Pharisees at an early day secured the popular favor, and thereby, acquired considerable political influence. This influence was greatly increased by the extension of the Pharisees over the whole land and the majority which they obtained in the Sanhedrin. Their numbers reached more than 6,000 under the Edomite Herods. Many of them must have suffered death for political agitation. In the time of Christ they were divided doctrinally into several schools, among which those of Hillel and Shammai were the most noted. A cursory perusal of the Gospels is sufficient to show Christ's teaching was thoroughly antagonistic to the teaching of the Pharisees, and He denounced them in the bitterest language (Matthew 15:7-8; 23; Luke 11:37-54).


Nature and Soul


Many people say what the Bible says without understanding what it means. They are baptized in the Titles Father, Son and Holy Ghost instead of in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19), which is Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38-39; 4:12; Colossians 3:17, etc). They recite the Lord's Prayer without realizing that it was not meant as a form of words to recite but as an instruction is how to pray. They turn the Lord's Supper into His breakfast or His lunch, and take Matthew 26:26-28 literally believing they are eating His very flesh, yet cannibalism is unlawful, they know, and drinking His actual blood, which also is forbidden (Genesis 9:4-6; Exodus 20:13; Acts 3:29).

As the saying goes, "Hell is paved with good intentions." But the justified shall live in God's sight by their faith.

In Exodus 20:4, "God said, you shall not make for yourself a carved image—or the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or on the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth." Then in Exodus 25:18 He said, "You shall make two cherubim of beaten gold in the two ends of the mercy seat".

Although certain Christian cults take the second Commandment to imply it is sinful to represent Jesus in art, God was not contradicting Himself. Like the Muslims these good people just don't understand what God meant. The Commandment is not a restriction on art but a prohibition on the crafting of idols for worship.

In John 21:20-23, "Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, (the one who had leaned around at supper to ask Jesus, Lord, which of us will betray you?) And Peter asked, What about this man? Jesus replied, If I want him to live until I return, what is that to you? You follow Me."

"So the rumor spread among the disciples that that disciple would not die. But that is not at all what Jesus meant. He only said, If I want him to live until I come, what is that to you"?

There is no contradiction in God's Word. By the Holy Spirit we take Him not for what He says but compare Scripture with Scripture to understand what He means. A failure to apply this rule to all men, including William Branham, leads many in the circle of the Message into sin. They have the "letter" of what the tapes say but lack the "Spirit" to discern what they mean.

Although Jesus, Moses, Isaiah, Paul, William Branham and every other prophet had THUS SAITH THE LORD, we must comprehend what they meant, not learn the words that they spoke. "Vain repetitions" lead ministers and their congregations into a carnal interpretation of God's Word. I speak from personal experience because I once used to minister by cobbling together a series of Brother Branham's quotes without taking "what the Prophet said" back to the written Word from Genesis to Revelation to understand what he meant.

Let's revisit the muddy waters of those who believe the heresy of "Two Souls" whereby they hypothesize the elect are born with a 'seed' or germ of God in their soul. Quoting Ezekiel 18:4 they proclaim, "the soul that sins will surely die" presuming that when the elect are born-again their old soul dies and that 'seed' is quickened into a new, sinless replacement soul. This and its associated teachings are unscriptural mumbo jumbo based on a misunderstanding of the "letter" of what the Prophet said without the "Spirit" of God to discern what he meant.

Satan deserves full credit for being a "good adversary". In the garden of Eden Satan deceived Eve by adding of just one word, "surely," to what God had said. In these last days Satan has deceived Two Souls believers by misinterpreting just one word, "nature".

Before we explain this word "nature" let us apply Scripture to erode the sand on which the fanciful change from one sinful soul to a different, sinless entity has been argued. First and foremost the Bible tells the story of the redemption of souls, not their replacement. And from Ezekiel 18 we learn that the penitent, sinful soul shall indeed live and not die. In His first step toward glorification God justifies the sinful soul by its faith in His Word and repentance. And as an evidence this experience is true demands the public witness of Scriptural water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of past sins. Clearly, the instant those sins are remitted the soul is not merely forgiven, it is just. The second step is to make that soul conscious of His requirements and of its own shortcomings so that it may be "be transformed by the renewing of its mind. For without holiness no man shall see God" (Romans 12:2; Hebrews 12:14). God has not justified, cleansed and hallowed that soul only to annihilate and replace it with another being. Sanctification is the warrant of the "saved!" There is no higher calling for most people since the next step prior to glorification is reserved for His elect, and that is the baptism with the Holy Spirit or new birth that seals us to the day of our physical redemption.

The 'seed' or 'germ' in the soul of the elect whereof the Two Souls people speak is the revealed Word of God received by hearing and understanding the Word of the hour by the foolishness of preaching. Our understanding or faith purges the soul of sin or unbelief and brings it to new Life in Christ as confirmed by Luke 8:11, Romans 10:17 and I Peter 1:22-25.

One who has never heard or read the Word for their day, which is the seed or germ of eternal Life, cannot receive the new birth. A permanently blind deaf and dumb mute can be "saved" but he can never be born-again because the seed Word of God can only be communicated through the natural senses they lack. The seed of God produces our second birth as the seed of man produced our first birth.

Two Souls believers have confused the natural birth with the Spiritual birth as they have confused the death of the natural body with spiritual death of the soul. The first birth and death apply to the physical life of the body; the second birth and death concern the spiritual life of the soul. Before "the soul that sins" can die its earthly body must first be raised in the general resurrection and stand before the White Throne judgment, and then cast into the lake of Fire with its soul. The death of the soul is the second death (Revelation 20:14-15).

I Corinthians 15:46, "The spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterwards the spiritual".

Human beings consist of a body, a mortal spirit and a soul. Animals have a body and mortal spirit but lack a soul since they are not human and are not made in the image and after the likeness of God. All three elements are necessary to make a human being. This is why still born babies are only potentially human and have no part in salvation or the kingdom of God. There is no preexistence of souls and they were only a body without either mortal spirit or soul.

The Book of Life is Adam's genealogy or family tree compiled in the foreknowledge of God before there was a world. Before time began, before the first molecule was created, God knew everything that ever would be. He knew Adam and you and me. He knew what we would eat for breakfast, and how many breakfasts we would eat. Way back in eternity He foresaw how many offspring Adam would have and He noted the personal decisions each would freely make to determine their destiny. The Book of Life records the name of every soul that will ever be born in Adam's race. It is the record of our first birth with the nature of the world through father and mother. No names can ever be added to this Book for that would preclude the omniscience of God. However, the vast majority of names will be removed from the Book. These, along with the physical Serpent's seed whose names were never in this book, are the lost.

With the exception of the saints, every soul that was ever on the Book of Life must stand before Jesus Christ and His elect at the White Throne judgment. Those whose names have been removed will be cast into the lake of Fire and annihilated. Those whose names remain in this Book are the "saved" who will be granted into eternal Life. We see here the foundation of justice wherein one is judged by a jury of one's peers rather than a lone judge or magistrate (Daniel 7:9-10; Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:21-22, 26-32; I Corinthians 6:2-3; Revelation 3:21; 20:11-15).

Within the Book of Life a brief chapter or division called the Lamb's Book of Life records God's foreknowledge of His Family—those souls that will be born the second time through Jesus Christ the last Adam. This is the Book of God's redeemed from which no names can be added or removed. It is the inventory of lively stones that form the foundation, wall, gates, and streets of New Jerusalem, the City of the Living God Jesus has gone away to prepare, a City not made with human hands, eternal in the heavens. Each stone is a living witness to the nature and character of God by its choosing, shining forth His glory in one harmonious amber Shekinah so that there is no need of the sun or moon to shine in it.

At the Fall man surrendered earth's dominion to Satan until the jubilee so death reigns in each of us because we were conceived in sin, born in iniquity and subject to the world. Our bodies are of the earth and the so-called Adamic nature on our mortal spirit is also worldly because the senses of our flesh (sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell) and spirit (conscience, reasoning, memory, affections and imagination) only enable us to contact the natural, material world of which we are part, and that is under Satan's governance. Until faith quickens our soul to the Word of the hour it lays dead in trespasses and sin, and subject to the natural, worldly desires of our ten senses. As long as we love the world and the things of the world the love of God—His own Life by new birth—is not in us.

I Corinthians 15:44, "[the resurrected dead were] sown a natural body and raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body." God's law of reproduction states that every specie brings forth after its own kind so our birth into the first Adam's family gave us a spirit of nature, a spirit of this world, a spirit of the god of this world in a body that could not live forever and we must be born-again by the last Adam in order to receive His Holy Spirit and eternal Life into our soul.

A "nature" is the sum of spiritual and physical qualities and propensities which make up the essential features and elements of character. It is the intrinsic disposition, inherent tendency or character of a person, object or being.

The nature of a Christian is to have the Token on display. The nature of a dog is to bark at strangers, eat almost anything and bury bones. The nature of your car might be a reluctance to start. The nature of a mule is stubbornness.

A nature is not a soul as Two Soul's believers assert but as Brother Branham and the Bible teach, the soul is the nature of the spirit that controls the flesh. Until our soul is born-again or quickened into union by agreement with the revealed Word for our day, our lives cannot become written epistles of that part of the Word, but is ruled by our mortal spirit and flesh whose desires are worldly. And since Satan is the Prince of this world his nature is the ultimate ruler of that unregenerate soul.

When our soul agrees with the present Truth—what Jesus is doing nowit repents of its old worldly ways and identifies with every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. In union with the Word it is cleansed of its sinful past, it dies to the worldly desires of the spirit and corruptible flesh, and brings them subject to God's Word. Our old soul, quickened to eternal Life, now has a new nature because our mortal spirit has been transformed by the renewing of our mind. Whereas the old nature of that spirit was to lie and cheat, lust and hate, the new nature is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, etc.,

The soul reflects the nature of the spirit that is on it: the nature of the world or the nature of the Holy Spirit. Whereas the spirit and flesh each have five senses, the soul has only one—faith or unbelief in the revealed Word of God. The unregenerate soul is ruled by the nature of the spirit which is the nature of this world. The regenerated soul is ruled by the Word of God that transforms the mortal spirit which reflects the nature of Christ and brings the flesh subject to the Word. It is the nature on our old soul that changes, not the soul itself.

Let's read some quotes by William Branham:

Is Your Life Worthy of the Gospel, p. 28:139: "If you are born again, your entire nature is changed. You are dead to the things you once thought".

The Unfailing Realities of the Living God, p. 11:76: "Now, the Holy Spirit will not misbehave itself in one person, and behave itself in another. It'll make each person come into its character because it's a Spirit that leads you. It makes you subject to its nature. You don't bring it subject to your nature; it makes you subject to its nature. And the Holy Spirit makes you live and love to do it. Oh, how you love to give up the things of the world when the Holy Spirit comes in. How it cleanses you and washes you, and puts a desire in you to follow Him, and a thirst and a hunger for more of it, just bathing yourself. He brings realities".

You must be Born Again, p.21:83-84: "If you're born again and have a new Parent, then you've got a new nature. The old nature's dead, and you have a new nature. You once were going one way; now you're going another way. You once were going in this a-way, down, now you're going this a-way, up. Your affections are set on things above: a new affection. You don't love the things of the world no more; your affection's of God. You don't care what man says, how they laugh at you and say you're old model, or whatever it is like that, you don't care, because you're born from above and your affections are set on things above. God's not ashamed of you, and you're not ashamed of Him. That's right. . . Read the 11th chapter of Hebrews right here . . . why people in that day . . . how they wandered about in sheepskins in deserts, and destitute, and everything else, of whom the world's not even worthy of. Read it; it'll be good for you. And you can see there, what happens to people when their nature is changed."

(These Old Testament saints were not born-again, and according to Two Souls teaching had therefore not received a new soul. But they were baptized with the Holy Ghost and their nature had changed from the nature of the world to the nature of the Holy Spirit now ruling their soul).

"Now, what kind of a nature have you got then, Brother Branham? His nature. If I had my father's nature, then I'd do the things my father did. But now that I'm born again . . . your Father is God, and you're born in the family of God, you seek those things that pertain to God. That's right. Then you are God's child. Your nature is God's nature".

Now no man can have his father's soul, but he could have the nature of his father.

Souls that are in Prison Now, p. 8:44-47: "that soul is what God's a working on, (see), if He can only get that nature of that spirit to agree with Him, then that nature dies. The nature and the love of the world dies and the things of the world are dead (see?); because if you love the world or the things of the world, the love of God is not in you. . . so this nature has to die, and the nature of God comes and lives in you. And God is the only thing there is that never did begin or never can end."

"So therefore He has partnershipped you, and taken this man, earthly, and this eternal Spirit and put it together. . . That's why we're baptized into His Name that we might come forth in His Name, in His death, in His resurrection, that we rise again testifying to the world that we have new Life, that the old man is dead. We buried that first nature. See, that first nature is gone, and now we are the nature of Him. He lives in us, and we don't do our own will; we do His will. We don't think our own thoughts. The mind is what thinks. The mind that was in Christ Jesus is in every believer. See? . . ."

Romans 7:1-6 is a prophecy for the Church in every age, especially in these last days when the apostate denominations are dead to us, and we are reunited with Christ the fullness of the Word. It is also as a teaching on marriage and divorce. Let us consider the Spiritual marriage of Christ and His Bride which the natural marriage of a man and woman types.

"Don't you know, brethren, (for I speak to those who know the Law), how the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives? For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he lives; but if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband dies, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man."

"Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the Law through the body of Christ; that you may be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit to God. For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bring forth fruit to death. But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in newness of Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter".


Our first birth was associated with nature and therefore with death. The first husband or ruler of our soul was the nature of the world, and as we have read, that first husband must be dead in order that we may be married to Christ, the Word.

When we hear Christ's proposal of marriage and separate from that old husband, our Adamic nature that tricked us into fornication with the world, and take the Name of Jesus Christ in water baptism, we are justified by grace through faith. But separation or divorce from that old nature will not permit us to remarry so long as it lives. Every speck of him has to die.

Sanctification by the Blood of the Word cleanses us of our worldly desires, transforming us by the renewing of our mind, which is our spirit, and training us in ways that will please our espoused.

Finally a clear revelation of the present Truth brings the Holy Ghost into our heart with the Pillar of Fire that burns out and annihilates that old worldly nature that once ruled our soul, uniting us with the Word of the hour. This is the invisible union of the Bride with Christ.

You can't sit on the fence; you're going to be filled with something. You can't be a human being without being filled. Soon all those without the Seal of God will be forced to take the mark of the beast, or be killed. When this day of grace has ended men without the nature of Christ will be forced into that decision.

Don't imagine that you can be popular with the world and accepted by mainstream or Message denominational people if you declare the revelation of the present Truth. And if you hide your Light under a bushel aren't you ashamed of Christ? And if the wedding band of His nature is not on display, making your yes mean "Yes," and your no an unequivocal "No," won't He be ashamed to call you His Wife?

Paul displayed the nature of Christ when he said: "I am innocent of the blood of all men because I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God" (Acts 20:26-27). Are you innocent, or are you guilty of the blood of your denominational acquaintances?

In order to be born-again or married to Christ, the fullness of the Word, that old husband of PART-Word and denominational creed must be dead. Christ will not marry an adulteress or denominational harlot to the Word. You must be loosed from the law of that old husband by his death as the Law had to be dead to the Hebrew converts.

Deuteronomy 16:5-6, "You may not sacrifice the Passover (or worship the risen Christ) within any place of assembly which the Lord your God has given you: but at the place which the Lord your God shall choose to place His Name in, there you shall sacrifice the Passover" or worship.

Or as we paraphrase I John 1:7, "Unless we are walking in the Light of the present Truth—the Word for this day—we are not and cannot come under the Blood and be born-again, or even share true Spiritual fellowship with those who are genuine Christians".

Paul taught the early Christians that in order to be married to Christ their old husband or ruler, the Law, had to be dead to them. And today, no Christian can worship in Spirit and in Truth, or find Spiritual fellowship with an Anglican, Lutheran or Presbyterian because their churches are impersonating the Light Christ was in during the Sardis Age (1520-1750); neither can one identify with Methodists or Baptists who are impersonating the Light Christ shone for the Philadelphian Church Age (1750-1906), nor with the Pentecostals who are impersonating the Light of the Laodicean Church Age (1906-1963) which has apostatized and like Israel, put Christ out when He came "as a thief in the night" (Revelation 3:17-20).

Christians nowadays can't worship according to the traditions and Scriptures where Christ met believers in days gone by. Those places in the Word have been fulfilled. We must meet Him on the ground of Scriptures He is fulfilling without the camp in this day. God can't make us written epistles of the Word for a bygone day; He can only express the present Truth.

Amos 3:3, "How can two walk together unless they are agreed on the Word"?

After He had overcome in Gethsemane but before He surrendered to the Jews, Jesus prayed, "Not for the world, but for those whom You have given Me out of the world, for they are Yours. . . Neither do I pray for these alone, but those who will believe on Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me".

Those who are Jesus' sheep will receive His Word; those who dispute the revelation after the first and second admonition are not able to receive it because they are not His sheep. God's love is corrective. If you have the love of God or new birth you will live and declare His Truth without fear or partiality because His Spirit is united with your soul which reflects His nature so the Token or evidence of the Life of Christ is on display. nl326.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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