Bible Believers' Newsletter 334
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Lies, damn lies and statistics blot the 600-page gloss by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. A security video shown fortuitously just one day before the 9/11 Commission was due to deliver its cover-up in Washington purports to show four of the hijackers who ended up on the plane that did not crash into the Pentagon, proving the thimble and pea trick still fools most of the people all of the time.
The world is going insane! In a possible admission that running as the 'war' President may not be working for him, chameleon George II is now calling himself a 'peace' President. In George Orwell's Judaeo-Jesuit Newspeak, black is white, Lucifer is God, and peace is war.
George II has signed a new law aimed at encouraging the development of vaccines against biological and chemical weapons. The law paves the way for a $US7.8 billion program, known as Project BioShield, which is intended to speed up the approval process for antidotes. How so? In an emergency, it allows Government to distribute treatments before health authorities have approved them!
George said the move would ensure his country is well prepared. If terrorists strike, they would find that the government took first shot. "We will rally the great promise of American science and innovation to confront the greatest danger of our time." . . . Moi!
Newsweek magazine broke the story on Sunday, July 11, revealing that the Homeland Security Department had requested a detailed analysis from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel on the legal basis for postponing the elections in the event of a terrorist attack on or around Election Day. George II has this power now under Patriot I Act with the expansion of his authority under the War Powers Act (1947), since a declared state of national emergency already exists in the United States.
Working under another name and in a different occupation some perpetually persecuted self-Chosen One has had Citizenship and Immigration Canada ban the Canadian Bible Society from continuing its 50-year tradition of offering the New Testament to new Canadians at citizenship ceremonies (National Post, July 17, 2004).
Some years ago a Catholic priest and Protestant minister were ordered by the Prime Minister's Office not to mention Christ in any prayers they might say at the ceremony commemorating those who died in the Swissair crash off Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. No such restrictions were imposed on the Jewish rabbi, Moslem imam or native spiritualist.
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.
Air Attack on US planned for October 2004?
"The entire Islamic Middle East is now a volatile and tangled trap, and will be set off by the smallest bit of sillinessand will reap many victims of the sinful adventurers. . . Indeed, the White House's 80 years of exclusive rule are likely to become 80 seconds of Hell that will burn to ashes everything that has been built.
"Today we have in our possession long-range smart missiles which can reach many of the interests and vital resources of the Americans and of the Zionist regime in our region. Thus, if the enemies show stupidity and make any mistake towards Iran, it [Iran] will certainly use all the means and capabilities at its disposal."
Thus the Zionist Cabal knows only too well that it is already living on borrowed time. Eighty seconds just happens to be the exact time cycle needed for a complete nuclear event sufficient to transform Tel Aviv and Haifa to glass. The only way to recruit Americans to the flagging cause of Zionism is to first sacrifice a few thousand of them in appalling circumstances on the eastern seaboard of America. Then, and only then, amid the terrifying shock and horror of the dead and the slowly dying, might the American people as a whole be convinced that the real enemy is rather Al Qaeda than EL AL'eda. Full story: joevialls.altermedia.info
Secret Film shows Iraq Prisoners Sodomised
July 16, 2004 Young male prisoners were filmed being sodomised by American soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad . . . Seymour Hersh, who reported on the torture of the prisoners in New Yorker magazine in May, told an audience in San Francisco that "it's worse". But he added that he would reveal the extent of the abuses . . . "The boys were sodomised with the cameras rolling, and the worst part is the soundtrack, of the boys shrieking. And this is your government at war." Full story: news.independent.co.uk
Comment: "As it was in the days of Lot" (Genesis 19:5; Luke 17:28-30).
US sets Sights on toppling Iran Regime
The US will mount a concerted attempt to overturn the regime in Iran if President Bush is elected for a second term. . . It would work strenuously to foment a revolt against the ruling theocracy by Iran's "hugely dissatisfied" population, a senior official has told The Times.
The United States would not use military force, as in Iraq, but "if Bush is re-elected there will be much more intervention in the internal affairs of Iran," declared the official, who is determined that there should be no let-up in the Administration's War on Terror. Full story: avantgo.thetimes.co.uk
War on Terror could cost Billions: Downer
July 15, 2004 [Australia's] Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer has launched the Government's terrorism white paper saying the war could take a generation and cost billions.
Mr. Downer told the National Press Club in Canberra that the campaign is a battle of ideas between democratic principles and militants' vision of an Islamic super-state.
"Who knows what terrorist outrages may lie ahead or how many billions of dollars will have to be spent, before we can safely say that Al Qaeda and its henchman have been contained and eventually defeated?" Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: Alexander Downer and his opposition number present a classic case of the 'Hidden Hand' working under other names and in different occupations to bring George Orwell's "1984" to life by creating hatred of Islam, provoking the long-planned 'hot' phase of World War III. No expenditure of life and money is too great to turn this myth into reality.
Bush Family Eugenics Agenda Documented
A recent British Medical Journal article documents . . . Bush's close connections with Eli Lilly and other pharmaceutical companies . . . It proves that GW Bush's plan to screen the whole US population for mental illness is only the MOST RECENT in a long string of EUGENICS actions perpetrated by the Bush family . . . Full story: iahf.com kmf.org msnbc.msn.com
None of Your Business!
You may not have heard of the American Community Survey, but you will. The national census, which historically is taken every ten years, has expanded to quench the federal bureaucracy's ever-growing thirst to govern every aspect of American life. The new survey, unlike the traditional census, is taken each and every year at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. And it's not brief. It contains 24 pages of intrusive questions concerning matters that simply are none of the government's business, including your job, your income, your physical and emotional heath, your family status, your dwelling, and your intimate personal habits.
The questions are both ludicrous and insulting. The survey asks, for instance, how many bathrooms you have in your house, how many miles you drive to work, how many days you were sick last year, and whether you have trouble getting up stairs. It goes on and on, mixing inane questions with highly detailed inquiries about your financial affairs . . .
Full story: lewrockwell.com
Comment: Information essential for computer-planning the American collective state.
Chip implanted in Mexico Judicial Workers
July 14, 2004 Security has reached the subcutaneous level for Mexico's attorney general and at least 160 people in his officethey have been implanted with microchips that get them access to secure areas of their headquarters. It's a pioneering application of a technology that is widely used in animals but not in humans.
Mexico's top federal prosecutors and investigators began receiving chip implants in their arms in November in order to get access to restricted areas inside the attorney general's headquarters. . . Full story: forbes.com
Taiwan set for Military Exercises, coinciding with Chinese, US Drills
Tainan, July 20, 2004 Taiwan is to practice its first air force freeway landings in 26 years, to be followed by upscale war games, coinciding with Chinese military manoeuvers simulating an invasion of the island, officials and newspapers said Tuesday. Full story: spacewar.com washtimes.com chinadaily.com.cn
France bars Sharon, cancels Visit
French President Jacques Chirac has informed Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon "he is not welcome" in Paris after he urged all French Jews . . . to move immediately to Israel in order to escape what he called the "spread of the wildest anti-Semitism".
French Jewish leaders, who have persistently denounced the growing violence against their 600,000 strong community, rallied against the comments, with Richard Prasquier of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions accusing Sharon of "pouring oil on the fire in an unacceptable fashion".
Full story: aljazeera.net
Comment: Recent anti-Semitic "hate crimes" manifesting in vandalism like graffiti in cemeteries in France, Canada, Australia and the United States have been pinned on the Jews themselves. Like the holocaust they are just another Jewish hoax. To illustrate this point, after two Mossad agents were arrested and jailed in New Zealand this week, there was a fortuitous outbreak of "anti-Semitic outrages" across the country.
Catholic & Jewish figures blast anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism
Buenos Aires, July 8, 2004 In an unprecedented step, Catholic religious leaders have signed on to a statement . . . expressing "total rejection of anti-Semitism in all its forms, including anti-Zionism as a more recent manifestation of anti-Semitism" . . . at the end of the 18th International Liaison Committee meeting between Jewish and Catholic intellectuals and religious leaders in Buenos Aires. . .
The delegates also proposed holding a shared celebration next year for the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, a landmark Vatican document declaring that Jews historically are not liable for Jesus' death and establishing a joint annual memorial for Holocaust victims. Full story: jta.org haaretzdaily.com
Comment: Daniel 9:27, "Rome's pope will make a seven-year treaty with Israel, but after three and a half years he will break his pledge, stop the sacrifice and the oblation they will have restored, and utterly defile the temple, even to the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the Desolator".
Olmert proposes giving up Jerusalem's Arab Suburbs
Jerusalem, June 9, 2004 At least six east Jerusalem Arab neighbourhoods on the edge of the city could be transferred to full Palestinian control as part of a future peace deal Deputy Prime Minister and former Mayor Ehud Olmert admitted to The Jerusalem Post . . . in what is widely regarded as an attempt to test the waters of public opinion on behalf of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Full story: truthnews.com
Comment: Groundwork for the fulfilment of Daniel 9:27; 11:45; Luke 21:24 and Revelation 11.
Four Beasts and the Everlasting Kingdom
The last sign Abraham and Sarah received before their promised son arrived was Jehovah God speaking to them veiled behind the flesh of a created Man. He identified Himself by discerning the thoughts and intents of their heart just before the destruction of Sodom. Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Lot, so shall it be when the Son of man, (not son of Jones), is revealed." And He has revealed Himself by the same sign to Abraham's faith seed, veiled behind the flesh of William Branham, a sinner saved by grace, the last sign Jesus promised us before we meet our promised Son in the air.
In the year following Nebuchadnezzar's death, Daniel saw a Spiritual dream, summarizing the main points in Daniel 7:1-14, and recorded its interpretation in the remainder of this chapter. Although the symbols differed, his dream was substantially the same as what Nebuchadnezzar saw (Daniel 2). Both depicted four Gentile world empires that would hold dominion over Israel until the consummation. However, whereas Nebuchadnezzar had his dream in the second year of his reign when he had just founded his world-empire and saw the world power superficially as a splendid human figure and the kingdom of God as a mere stone at the first, when Daniel has his dream in the first year of Belshazzar, the glory of the world monarchy had begun to fade and he sees the world kingdoms in their inner essence as ravenous beasts of prey lower than human, being estranged from God, and that only in the pyramid kingdom of the Son of man, our representative Kinsman, is the true dignity of man in the image and likeness of God realized (II Peter 1:1-12). So that from the very first the Kingdom of God appears to Daniel superior to the world kingdom.
Nebuchadnezzar's colossal image represents mankind in its own strength, but only the outward man. Daniel sees man's heart spiritually degraded to the beast level, led by blind impulses through his alienation from God. It is only from above that the perfect Son of man comes (Psalms 8:1-9; I Corinthians 15:45-49), and in His Kingdom man attains his true destiny (Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 8:28-33). For without the Divine Spark humanity is impossible and sinks into bestiality (Psalms 49:20; 73:22).
Daniel 7:2-3, "In my dream I saw the four winds of the heaven strive upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another." As diverse as the gold, silver, brass, iron and clay of the world kingdoms of Nebuchadnezzar's dream were distinct in respect of their national characteristics and political tendencies.
"Winds" signify war and strife whose origin is the "four great beasts" or Gentile world powers (Zechariah 6:5; Revelation 7:1). Four is the number of earth and the fact there are four winds indicates the universality of these powers.
The "great sea" is the Mediterranean that borders and signifies the heathen world of nations which overrun and carry away Israel like a flood throughout the times of the Gentiles. That is, from the days of Nebuchadnezzar to the consummation (Isaiah 8:7-8; 17:12-14; Ezekiel 38-39; Revelation 12:15; 17:15). Verse 17 says "these four beasts represent four kingdoms that will someday rule the earth," so metaphorically this is a political sea.
From the Septuagint version of the Old Testament read in synagogues and Jerusalem's temple in the days of Jesus and the primitive church, the Greek word 'therion' means a "wild, untamed beast" but is simply translated "beast" in our English Bible.
From ancient times animals have been regarded as symbols of kings and empires. Each of the tribes of Israel bore the figure of an animal on its standard, and every representative of a tribe could wear his tribal symbol, while a king could elevate the symbol of his tribe to the dignity of a national emblem.
The rank of the lion as king of the beasts and the eagle as the king of birds corresponds to the head of gold, the most precious of metals, and symbol of the first world kingdom. That this description of Nebuchadnezzar's strength and swiftness was familiar to his contemporaries may be seen in Jeremiah 4:7; 50:17, 44; Lamentations 4:19; and Habakkuk 1:8.
An indicated by Daniel 2:38 the king was identified with his realm and therefore regarded as its representative, so here the fate of the first world kingdom is illustrated by various traits from the history of Nebuchadnezzar in Chapter 4:
Daniel 7:4-8, "The first beast was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: as I watched, its wings were pulled off so that it could no longer fly (for its ability for widespread conquests passed away during Nebuchadnezzar's derangement), and was lifted up from (its grovelling bestiality Daniel 4:33) and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man's mind was given to it." So long as Nebuchadnezzar in haughty pride relied on his own strength, he forfeited the true dignity of man and was therefore degraded to be with the beasts. Daniel 4:16: "Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given to him." After the king's malady and restoration the Babylonian dominion exhibited greater moderation and humanity as he became consciously dependent on God (Daniel 4:34-37).
In the final phase of the fourth beast-empire, which is Mystery Babylon fully developed, Rome's priest-king becomes so thoroughly identified with the beast the two become one and Satan is on earth incarnate (Revelation 17:7-11; 19:20; II Thessalonians 2:3-4).
Daniel 7:5, "The second beast (representing the Medo-Persian empire) looked like a bear (which is considered second only to the lion in strength and savage disposition), and it raised up one paw (ready to attack), and it held three ribs (Babylon, Egypt and Lydia) between its teeth: and they said to it, Arise, subjugate many nations".
Daniel 7:6, "The third beast (representing the Greek empire of Alexander the Great) looked like a leopard, but on its back it had four wings of a bird; it also had four heads; and dominion was given to it".
Smaller than the lion, the leopard is swift and cruel, springing suddenly upon its prey. Thus Alexander, king of a small kingdom, overcame Darius at the head of an empire extending from the Aegean Sea to the Indies, and in twelve years attained the rule from the Adriatic to the Ganges. Not by his own might, for how likely was it that thirty thousand men should overthrow several hundred thousand? His dominion was given by God.
According to Josephus, Alexander saw a vision of God dressed as the high priest of Jerusalem, inviting him to go to Asia and promising him success (Antiquities, 11.6). Alexander's army was known for the flashing swiftness of movement and the lightning-like rapidity of its rise and fall. The four heads represent his four leading generals between whom the empire was divided following his death: PtolemyEgypt and Cyprus; SeleucusSyria, Babylonia and Medo-Persia; CassanderMacedonia, Thessaly and Greece; and LysimachusThrace, Cappadocia, plus the northern regions of Asia Minor (Daniel 8:22).
Daniel 7:7-8, "After this I saw a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and exceedingly strong. It devoured some of its victims by tearing them apart with its great iron teeth, and crushed others beneath its feet. It was more vicious and brutal than all of the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. As I was considering the horns, another little horn appeared among them by whom three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots. In this horn were the eyes of man, (a pope) and a bragging, presumptuous mouth" speaking blasphemies (Daniel 7:11,25; 11:36; Revelation 13:5; II Thessalonians 2:3-12).
Daniel was unable to compare this fourth wild, untameable beast with any natural animal. This fourth world empire is "exceedingly more dreadful and terrible" than any of the previous three golems from which it hybrid to crown Satan's earthly dominion, for Rome combines in itself the inexpressibly fierce attributes of the three previous beasts. Iron signifies unyielding firmness and incisive sharpness while the "iron teeth" symbolize its lust for conquest. This one material in the days of the iron legs applies to Imperial Rome. Unlike the previous three beasts Rome was not content simply to secure its prey, but rejoicing in destruction trod down what it could not devour (Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2).
Imperial Rome subdued all things (Daniel 7:23), divided between East and West, then became Papal Rome, the exceedingly terrible feet of iron and clay (Daniel 2:40-44; Revelation 13:15-18). She will kill not only with natural death, mingling the seed of the physical Serpent through multiculturalismmiscegenation with Adam's race; but also spiritual death, by intermarriage with Protestantsmaking the Word of God of no effect by adding the spiritual Serpent's seed of her dogma, ultimately forcing the mark of the beast, her Trinity and false baptism in three Titles, on pain of death (Daniel 11:21,32,34; 12:12; Matthew 16:25; Revelation 14:9-12).
Praise God for the Christian martyrs and great saints like Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham whose witness and ministry has helped divide and fragment the iron of Rome.
"Horns" represent powers or kingdoms (Daniel 7:24; Revelation 13:1; 17:12-17). These ten horns, prefigured by the ten "toes" of Daniel 2:41, are the ten states into which Imperial Rome divided following its fall (the Allmani, Franks, Burgundians, Suevi, Anglo-Saxons, Visgoths and Lombards; and the Vandals, Visgoths and Heruli who "fell" under Papal assaultDaniel 7:20). The eleventh horn that rises up after these established kingdoms is the Papacy which was at first very small but when fully mature is greater than any of the other horns.
"Eyes" signify intelligence (Ezekiel 1:18), so the Devil-incarnate Serpent promised Eve, "if you will rebel against God your eyes will be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil" (Genesis 3:5). Satan will consummate his self-glorification begun at the fall with wisdom against the revealed Word of Godhigh intellectual culture begun with Cain (Genesis 4:17-24; Luke 16:8) and worship independent of God, which is the mark of the beast.
In its final incarnation, the fourth world empire with the eyes and mouth of a man is Satan incarnate in the pseudo son of man under guise of the Kingdom of God, promising the same things as Christ but in reality bestial and severed from God (Isaiah 14:12-14; Revelation 17:11).
Daniel 7:9-10, "I continued looking till the thrones were placed for the elect to whom judgment was given (Daniel 7:10,22; Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; I Corinthians 6:2-3; I Timothy 5:21; Revelation 2:26; 4:4; 5:9-11), and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool: His throne was like the fiery flame, and its wheels as burning fire. A river of Fire flowed from before Him: thousand thousands ministered to Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: judgment was set, and the books were opened"the books of the deeds of sinners upon which basis they will be judged (Revelation 20:12).
Let us remember that God is a Spirit, not a material being. Jesus Christ is a manifestation of the fullness of His attributes in the form of a virgin-born Man. Daniel 7 and Revelation chapters 1, 4 and 5 portray God morphing Himself into material creation in the finished, glorified Body of Christ and His Bride of all Ages. All God was He poured into Christ, and all Christ is He is pouring into His Church. Altogether we like Jesus Christ, are God manifest. The Ancient of days was manifest in the virgin-born flesh of Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:9) to overcome sin and play the part of our Kinsman Redeemer, and from the day of Pentecost He began to declare that fullness, "precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little" into His many-membered Bride as the Body grew (Colossians 2:10).
Not three persons in one God but the One Person of God declaring Himself in Jesus Christ and His Bride as Brother Branham explains in his sermon, "Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed"thousand thousands.
The Ancient of days is the eternal One. John saw Him manifested as one like the Son of man standing in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, with snow white hair. The brilliantly white hair does not signify age but experience, maturity, and wisdom. This was the completed Body of Christ drawn out from all seven Church Ages, reproducing the stature of the perfect Man united now with her Husband: no longer girt about the waist as Son of God and Mediator but about the paps and over the shoulder, and covered down to the foot as Son of man and righteous Judge (Revelation 1:12-18).
Paul portrays the visions of Daniel and John from a different vantage. I Corinthians 15:20-28, "Now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the first fruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His 'parousia' Coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He has put down all rule and all authority and power. For Christ must reign (Matthew 28:18) till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death (Revelation 6:8). For God has put all things under His feet. But when He says 'all things are put under Him,' it is evident that God is excepted who put all things under Him. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to God who put all things under Him that God may be all in all." Then the "saved" will worship God throughout eternity in the form of His glorified Family, Jesus Christ and the elect Church: the New Jerusalem in a renewed heavens and earth.
When Daniel saw his vision the thrones were placed and the judgment was set but the twenty four thrones were not occupied because the twelve New Testament elders had not then been announced (Matthew 19:28). This is the White Throne Judgment but because the first fourteen verses of this chapter are a summary of Daniel's dream, the chronology of events begins with Christ's transition from Mediator to Judge at the close of the Laodicean Church Age in order to bring the world to judgment as John describes in Revelation 4 and 5. Satan must be judged and cast out of heavenly places before the Bride can be translated (Revelation 12:7-10). Then because he is already judged he can be cast into a lake of Fire before the White Throne Judgment (Daniel 7:11; Revelation 20:10).
This is the order of the White Throne Judgment. Jesus Christ is the incarnate Ancient of days seated in the Throne. His Bride is the "thousand thousands" who serve Him and sit in judgment with (I Corinthians 6:2) the twenty-four elders. "Ten thousand times ten thousand" righteous non-elect will stand before them to be judged with the sinners when He separates them as sheep from goats (Matthew 25:32-33).
Although I have not searched the Scriptures I have read that there are eighty-one references to Christ's Coming with clouds. Like John (Revelation 1:7), Daniel saw His 'parousia' Coming in Clouds of glory (Daniel 7:13; Acts 1:9-11), and a kingdom was given Him in Daniel 7:14 as in Revelation 5:7-13. This heavenly transaction took place in 1963. The wheeled throne is the judgment seat "from which proceed lightnings and thunderings and voices; and before the throne is the sevenfold Spirit of God" (Revelation 4:5) that manifest the Bride in each Age, foreknown and pictured as finished when Mediation for the Church Age saints was fulfilled and the Seven Seals were opened in 1963 (Daniel 7:9-10; Revelation 5:8-13).
Daniel 7:11-12, "I watched until the Roman Catholic beast was slain, and his body (the once Protestant harlot church) given to be burned because of the arrogant words which the horn spoke (Isaiah 10:17; Revelation 18:17-20; 19:20). As for the other three beasts, their dominion was taken from them: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time."
Their dominion ends at Armageddon by the destruction of all life for Christ's millennial reign with the saints will be universal. And because his subjects are all in the grave, Satan will be impotent (Revelation 20:1-3). After the thousand years the general resurrection will prolong their lives for the great White Throne Judgment and the final disposition of sin and sinners (Daniel 9:22).
Daniel 7:13-14, "Then I saw one like the Son of man come with the clouds of heaven to the Ancient of days. He was presented and given dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages should serve Him: His dominion is eternal, and His kingdom shall never fall." John explains this in Revelation 4 and 5.
The preceding verses were Daniel's summary of his dream while the remainder of this chapter is the interpretation given him by "one of those standing by" whom I believe was Brother Branham for reasons set forth in Newsletter 121. As the Prophet said, "John (who represents the end-time Bride) is before the elders all through the Seals." And the angel with the "thousand thousand" to whom it was given to finish this mystery of redemption is Brother Branham (Revelation 10:7).
Daniel 7:15-18, "I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body." So his soul was not translated like Paul (II Corinthians 12:1-6), or Brother Branham when he was taken out of his body and taken beyond the curtain of time. Nor was this a vision but a dream in which he saw distinct images while his mind was collected. "I was confused and disturbed by all I had seen so I approached one of those standing by the throne and asked him for THUS SAITH THE LORD on all of these things, and he explained them to me thus:"
"These four exceedingly powerful beasts represent four kingdoms that will someday rule the earth. But in the end the saints of the most High God shall take and possess the kingdom forever and forever".
"Then I asked about the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others in that its power was truly universal (because it rules the NWO): exceedingly dreadful with its iron teeth and brass claws that tore nations apart and trod others under foot. I also asked about the ten horns in his head and the little horn that came up afterward and destroyed three of the ten hornsthe horn with eyes and a mouth that spoke pompous words, whose appearance was stronger that the othersfor I had seen him warring against the (144,000) Hebrew saints and winning (Revelation 11:7; 13:1-7), until the Ancient of days came and opened His court, vindicated the saints and gave them universal government".
Balaam, an Aramean dwelling on the Euphrates at the beginning of Israel's independent history, and Daniel, an Israelite dwelling on the Euphrates at its close, prophetically exhibit to the hostile world powers how the elect of natural and Spiritual Israel will triumph over them at last, though the world powers of the East (Asshur) and the West (Chittim) carry all before them and afflict Eber (Israel) throughout the times of the Gentiles (Numbers 23:8-10,28 24:2-24). Daniel's two Eastern kingdoms, Babylon and Medo-Persia correspond to Balaam's "Asshur;" and his two Western kingdoms, Greece and Rome, to "Chittim." The visions and dreams of both prophets portrayed these four Gentile world powers, differing only in clarity of detail being a thousand years apart.
In Babel, Nimrod founded the first world kingdom and Nebuchadnezzar's world power took up the thread interrupted at the dispersion of Babel. As at Babel, so in Babylon the world is united against God. Thus the first world power becomes the type of the God-opposed world. In the fourth monarchy this God-opposed principle finds its full development in Papal Rome and consummates Satan's evil.
Modern history moves within the Romanic, Germanic and Slavonic nations, and shall so continue until the consummation. The fourth monarchy represents universalism externally in the NWO, and Judaeo pseudo-Christianity internally. East and West meet in Papal Rome which is Babylon fully developed. It is the world power corresponding in contrast to true Christianity which is Spiritual Israel, and is therefore contemporary with it.
Daniel 7:23-25, "Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and tread it down and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another will rise after them and be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and harass the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time" which is the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Jesus expounds these verses in Revelation 13:1-8, where John, symbolizing Christ's end-time Bride sees the vision of the wild, untameable Roman beast that arose out of the political sea having had seven emperors in its Imperial past who deified themselves. In the NWO phase of Papal Rome it is the pope who has deified himself, and the Roman Catholic church ruling the world with her federated (once) Protestant daughters that is full of "blasphemous names"Methodist, Baptist, Anglican, Pentecostal, etc., in substitution for Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; Revelation 17:3). And the aristocratic black nobility of the ten "horns" or kingdoms into which Imperial Rome divided, "receive power as kings" (Revelation 17:12).
"And they worshipped the dragon (Satan) who gave power to the beast: and they worshipped the beast (Rome), saying, who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?" Here Rome is completely identified with the beast of Daniel and Revelation. The whore riding on the scarlet beast distinctly shows her power is the god of force (Satan) and Revelation 13:17 shows she will gain absolute control of the commerce of the earth (through her present league with the self-styled "Jews" and their banksters, globalization, corporatization, privatization, etc., for no man can buy or sell apart from her. This is further confirmed by Revelation 18:9-17 which shows her involvement with kings, princes, merchants, all of whom have to do with Rome and commerce.
After the close of the Gentile dispensation the pope will be incarnate and permitted to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. Through the NWO he is given power over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. All the physical Serpent's seed and the lost will worship him, and in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week he will enforce his Trinity doctrine, which is the mark of the beast.
Daniel 7:25, "He shall speak great words against the most High," in Hebrew 'El Elyon' or 'elyown.' This time of the prophecy is set in Daniel's Seventieth Week where Rome's all-powerful pope will speak blasphemously against the one true monotheistic God of Israel (and true Christians) and eventually force his pagan Trinity of gods. "And shall harass the (144,000 elect Israelite) saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws (Daniel 7:27; 8:25b; 11:36-37): and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time" when Israel's two prophets will have fulfilled their commission (Revelation 11).
These "times" are the stated periods or seasons of Israel's feasts set and determined by God as natural types for Spiritual antitypes, or the interval from one set feast to its recurrence, that is, a year, but also a revelation (II Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 13:8,12-18).
"Laws" are the Mosaic Covenant with its ordinances of sacrifice. As Daniel 9:27 explains, "the sacrifice and oblation" restored by non-elect "Jews" at the beginning of Daniel's Seventieth Week will be forcefully abolished in the midst of week by the pope who will impose his false Trinitarian worship on pain of death.
Daniel 7:26-27, "But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it to the end".
Through the ministry of Brother Branham God has shown us the judgment of the "great whore that dominates the world" (Revelation 17:1 19:20). Rome is even now judged and sentenced. It only remains for her to bring about her own obliteration at the hands of Edomite "Jewry".
Through her natural image, the United States of America, we see the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church 'setting up' the International banksters for financial ruin, while they in turn are 'setting up' Rome for political devastation at the hands of Judaeo-Communism. Yet the same 'Hidden Hand' controls both parties as it holds the political Left and Right in our sham democracies. This is the principle of the Hegelian dialectic.
Daniel 7:28, "Thus ended the revelation of the interpreting angel (Brother Branham), and although his still limited understanding of the prophecy continued to disturb Daniel (I Peter 1:11-12), he kept these concerns to himself".
If Christ has revealed Himself to you by the Messianic Sign of Hebrews 4:12, and you have received the Message of His prophet, take comfort for "Jesus Christ has laid His right hand upon you, saying, 'Fear not, you must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings'" (Revelation 1:18; 10:11). nl334.htm
Homework: Please review Newsletter 121, The Four Beasts and the Kingdom of God and Jerusalem in the Midst of the Nations.
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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.