Bible Believers' Newsletter 338
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it's great to have you with us.
The US now controls strategically-located Iraq, with the Mideast's second-largest oil reserves. American garrisons that guard the oil fields and maintain this "democratic" puppet regime face a simmering guerrilla war that will increasingly brutalize and corrupt occupation forces and sap her purse. With half of all US ground combat forces tied down in and around Iraq, the Russian invasion of mainland USA will be the cake walk "Great Satan" expected but did not find in Iraq.
George II and his court have alienated the world and turned Iraq into a terrorism generator as planned by the 'hidden Hand' to foment implacable global hatred and chaos from which they can carve a depopulated new world order. The US imports little oil from the Mideast or Central Asia but by playing the ace of invincible muscle George's Khazar court has defended its limp-wristed, oversold dollar, warning 'Oil sales in Euros are a National Health Hazard,' and assured global hegemony by seizing the primary oil sources for Europe and Japan. Thus she controls the economies of her main commercial and potential military rivals ahead of impending oil shortages exacerbated by the surging economies of China and India. But as the Russians and the CIA know perfectly well, reserves of oil in the mantle of the earth are infinite. (See also The Deep Hot Biosphere (1999) by Walter Contreras Sheasby. Also Abiogenic petroleum origin, and The Mystery of Eugene Island).
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US Patent #6,754,472
July 1, 2004 Microsoft has succeeded in patenting the human body as a computer network. US Patent #6,754,472 was issued to the company on June 22nd, 2004 as "A method and apparatus for transmitting power and data using the human body." The plan is to use the conductive ability of skin to transmit data and to create what is called a personal area network or PAN, which will interface the body with cell phones, pagers, and even hand-held computers by means of infra-red or radio signals. Properly set up, a person could type using their forearm as a keyboard. Full story: economist.com
Abstain from Blood - Acts 15:29
Moscow, July 12, 2004 Russian scientists from the Technological Academy of Voronezh said that they have developed a revolutionary technique for producing milk, yogurt, chocolate, and coffee from some of the seven tons of blood that is loosed daily from a local meat packing company. The scientists claim that all of these blood products taste exactly like the real food but contain unique proteins that are digested twice as fast as egg proteins. Full story: pravda.com
Global Taxes are back, watch your Wallet
In July, Inter Presse News Service reported that a top UN official was preparing a new study that will outline numerous global tax proposals to be considered by the General Assembly at its September meeting . . .
In 2000, the UN General Assembly approved a "Millennium Declaration" that committed the world body and its member nations to a sweeping list of objectives, particularly in the area of assisting "developing" nations. Among them were five specific goals, to be achieved by 2015, aimed at reducing poverty, improving children's health and fighting AIDS around the world . . .
Using the Millennium Goals as the excuse, the United Nations is set to once again begin considering specific methods to extract wealth from citizens of the United States and other first world nations for "redistribution" to the citizens in the less developed, poorer third world. Among the schemes being contemplated are:
E-mail tax, a tax on fossil fuels (Carbon Tax), Currency Transaction Tax (CTT), International air transport tax, Aviation Fuel Tax. Full story: Center for Individual Freedom
Cancer Epidemic caused by US WMD
"Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."Henry Kissinger (Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POW's in Vietnam).
August 13, 2004 A growing number of US military personnel who are serving, or have served, in Iraq or Afghanistan has become sick and disabled from a variety of symptoms commonly known as Gulf War Syndrome. Depleted uranium (DU) weapons have been blamed for many of the symptoms. . .
One of the first published researchers of Gulf War Syndrome, Dr. Andras Korenyi-Both, told AFP that 27 to 28 percent of Gulf War veterans have suffered chronic health problems, more than five times the rate of Viet Nam vets and four times the rate of Korean War vets. . . Korenyi-Both is not an expert on DU but has written extensively about how the fine desert sand blowing around Iraq and the Arabian peninsula provides an ideal vehicle for toxins, increasing the range and effect of atomic, biological and chemical (ABC) agents. The dust "destroyed our immune systems," he said. . . The absence of any detectable Iraqi ABC agents during the 2003 invasion of Iraq narrows the potential factors for delayed illness or disability among veterans to prewar vaccinations and DU.
While the number of disabled vets from previous wars is decreasing by about 35,000 per year, since the "war on terror" began in 2001, the total number of disabled vets has grown to some 2.5 million"more than ever before," . . more than half a million veterans of the 14-year-old Gulf War I era are now receiving disability compensation. During this period, some 7,035 soldiers are reported having been wounded in Iraq.
With 518,739 disabled "Gulf War I era veterans" currently receiving disability compensation . . . the number of veterans disabled after the war is more than 73 times the number of wounded . . . from the entire 14-year conflict with Iraq.
Full story: thetruthseeker.co.uk sfbayview.com
Senator John Kerry's Royal Lineage
August 15, 2004 Burke's Peerage has now completed much of the research on Senator John Kerry. This research proves that he is definitely more royal by blood than any former American President, including General Washington (related to 12 of the 25 British Dukes and the late Queen Mother) and both Presidents Bush (related to Queen Elizabeth II, 20 of the 25 Dukes and numerous European Princes).
The above clearly illustrates the fact that every maternal blood line of Mr. Kerry makes him more royal than any previous American President. Harold Brooks-Baker, director, Burke's Peerage stated today that, "because of the fact that the Presidential candidate with the most royal genes and chromosomes has always won the November Presidential election, the coming election, based on the previous 42 (President Grover Cleveland had two non-consecutive terms of office) Presidents, will go to John Kerry." Full story: burkes-peerage
Comment: These families belong to the Black Nobility for whom the ends justify the means:
Harvard President and physicist James B. Conant, who developed poison gas in World War I, was brought into the Manhattan Project by the father of presidential candidate John Kerry, who served at a high level in the Manhattan Project and was a CIA agent.
Conant was chair of the S-1 Poison Gas Committee, which recommended developing poison gas weapons from the radioactive trash of the atomic bomb project in World War II. At that time, it was known that radioactive materials dispersed in bombs from the air, from land vehicles or on the battlefield produced very fine radioactive dust which would penetrate all protective clothing, any gas mask or filter or the skin. By contaminating the lungs and blood, it could kill or cause illness very quickly.
They also recommended it as a permanent terrain contaminant, which could be used to destroy populations by contaminating water supplies and agricultural land with the radioactive dust. The first DU weapons system was developed for the Navy in 1968, and DU weapons were given to and used by Israel in 1973 under US supervision in the Yom Kippur war against the Arabs.
The Phalanx weapons system, using DU, was tested on the USS Bigelow out of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1977, and DU weapons have been sold by the US to 29 countries.
Military research report summaries detail the testing of DU from 1974-1999 at military testing grounds, bombing and gunnery ranges and at civilian labs under contract. Today 42 states are contaminated with DU from manufacture, testing and deployment. Full story: sfbayview.com
Salim Lone attacks US Policy on Iraq
August 24, 2004 Rafael Epstein interviewed Salim Lone who was chief spokesman for Sergio Vieira de Mello, killed in a suicide bombing last year, and head of News Division at the United Nations. Since retiring he has become a staunch critic of US policy in Iraq.
Salim Lone: I think as far as the Iraqi Government is concerned, this two or three week crisis has shown that Iyad Allawi is really incapable of grabbing hold of basic policy for his country. . . This man has been in exile for decades. He's worked very closely with the CIA. He is not the right person to have been made the Prime Minister of the interim government.
For Allawi to continue the American policies is a huge blunder because these policies have exacerbated the crisisevery month it gets worse. . . I don't agree with you that there is no possibility of another force going in . . . especially those who opposed the war, like France, Russia, Germany, China, etc., and even the Muslim countries . . .
If the US agreed to have its troops replaced by a genuine multilateral troop contingent, there is a chance that this group of countries who have some standing with the insurgents in Iraq could be persuaded, and you wouldn't need, by the way, 150,000 troops. If the UN-sanctioned multilateral force, not including the Americans and the Brits, was there, they would not be there primarily to fight with Iraqis. They'd be there to try to help the Iraqis organize themselves. . .
Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: A fascinating scenario in view of Bible prophecy, if the aggressor nations were to leave Iraq and be replaced by a UN force that included some of the above named countries.
Knights of Columbus to President Bush
In a nauseating display of moral cowardice and mental illness on the part of Conservative Catholics, Masonic secret society member George W. Bush appeared before the national convention of the Knights of Columbus and instead of being jeered and chased out of the convention center in Dallas on August 3, was given repeated standing ovations and chants of "Four More Years!" from thousands of Catholics, among whom were two ranking cardinals . . .
Full Story: revisionisthistory.org
What is He doing Now? Part I
What is Jesus Christ doing now? And how will believing people understand unless they are constantly in the Word to recognize His program and office for this day? Daniel said "the wise shall understand, but the wicked will continue to do wickedly." Wickedness is unbelief in the revealed Word of God.
I Peter 1:2-5, "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father [and justified by His grace through your faith], through sanctification by the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ [(Exodus 24:6-8) or rebirth into the new covenant of (Hebrews 12:24; 9:16-28)]: Grace to you, and peace, be multiplied".
In II Peter 1:2 we learn that "grace and peace are multiplied to us through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord." The pyramid diagram of the Body of Christ illustrates how grace and rest have multiplied through the Ages as we became more intimately acquainted with the revelation of God in Jesus Christ. This added assurance in His ever-present unmerited favor raises our confidence that "all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose".
To this end God sent His prophet William Branham to reveal the fullness of the Son of man and draw us into perfect union with the Word by understanding. His Message finished the mystery of God and showed us things that are to be from the close of the Laodicean Church Age to the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation; the Millennium, White Throne judgment and the new heavens and new earth; replacing doubt and fear with faith and rest. Doubt and fears arise through unbelief and ignorance in the Absolute of God's unchanging Word revealed personally to you.
I Peter 1:3-5, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again [there's your second birth] to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, ["If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building of God . . . in my Father's house are many mansions"(II Corinthians 5:1; John 14:1-2)], and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept [guarded and preserved] by the power of God through faith for [full] salvation ready to be revealed in the last time".
We are garrisoned by the power of God through our faith, for full deliverance from the enemy and ultimate translation; a faith to be unveiled (Gk. 'apokalupsis') or made known "in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel" (Revelation 10:7).
Thus supernaturally guarded, "Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for His seed [the revealed Word] remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God" (I John 3:9). Not only is this full deliverance to be revealed to the end-time Bride in the days of the unfolding of the end-time Message following the death of the prophet, it will manifest in the "third pull" and in our translation.
One cannot own faith, which is a clear understanding of God's Word and sin, for sin is unbelief in that revelation. This faith is to be disclosed by the apokalupsis or unveiling of the Word in "the last time." Ephesians 1:10, "In the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven (Hebrews 12:22-23; Revelation 5:8-12), and which are on earthin Him".
"In the dispensation of the fullness of times" (plural): after all seven Church Ages are fulfilled and those seven portions of the Spirit that anointed the messengers to the Church Ages ascend to stand before the throne of God as prophesied in Revelation 4:5, then descend back to earth as the fullness of the Spirit to present Jesus Christ, the fullness of the Word, as foretold in I Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 10:1-4 and 18:1-3.
I Corinthians 13:10, "When that which is complete has come, [Christ, the fullness of the Spirit manifest in the fullness of the Word], then PART-Word [and Christ's Mediation for ignorance of the fullness] shall be done away" along with all imperfect denominational worship, because God will no longer be "winking at the times of this ignorance, but commanding all men everywhere to repent, for this is the appointed day in which He is judging the world in righteousness by Christ, the fullness of the Word" (Acts 17:30-31; Isaiah 61:2). Christ's mediation is over.
This "appointed day" of "proclaiming the day of vengeance of our God" dawned in March, 1963. And Paul prophesied of its prospects:
Romans 8:18-19, 23, "I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly awaits the manifestation (Gk. 'apokalupsis' or unveiling) of the Sons of God. . . And like the rest of creation, we who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan within ourselves, waiting for the full adoption, the redemption of our body".
This will be the completion of Ephesians 1:10, the gathering together of we who are alive and remain on earth, with "the dead in Christ who resurrect first".
I Peter 1:6-7, "You greatly rejoice in the keeping power of this end-time revelation, though now for a little while, if it is necessary, you are grieved by various trials: that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honour, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ"His 'apokalupsis' "in the last time".
As the children of Israel camped around the tabernacle guarding the way to the Presence of God, "The Angel of the Lord [your theophany] encamps round about those who fear Him, and delivers them" (Psalm 34:7). For God's Word is in you as it was in the Ark, and it must be protected.
Completed salvation by the guarding, delivering power of perfect faith was revealed through the Message of the three-fold rapture "in the last time," at the parousia or appearing of Christ the Word. The revelation of the Seventh Seal brought Christ back to earth in Word form to incarnate His Bride by faith so she can give Him glory in the manifestation of the Sons of God.
I Peter 1:8-13, "Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see Him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: receiving the end [or earnest] of your faiththe salvation of your souls. [New birth (John 14:20; Ephesians 4:30)]. This salvation was something the Old Testament prophets did not fully understand. Though they wrote about it, they had many questions as to what it could mean and wondered what the Spirit of Christ within them was meaning when it foretold the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that should follow."
(The "glory" which follows the "grace" of Calvary is Christ bringing many manifested Sons to the Father (Romans 8:18-19, 23; Hebrews 2:10)].
"To whom it was revealed, these prophecies would not take place in their life time, but centuries later, in ours. These are the things which have now been plainly announced to all of us by those who have preached the gospel in the power of the same Holy Ghost sent down from heaven to speak with these angels [the Old Testament prophets] who could not unfold the revelation. Now you can look forward soberly and intelligently to the end for more of God's grace that is to be announced at the revelation ('apokalupsis') of Jesus Christ," by faith, not by sight.
When? "In the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, when the finished mystery of God" brings forth the Headstone shouting, "By Your Grace alone"! (Zechariah 4:7; Revelation 5:8-14). The Stone that caps the pyramid is Christ incarnate in His end-time Bride.
I Peter 1:10 informs us that the Old Testament prophets did not clearly perceive the difference between the "sufferings" and the "glory" of Christ (Colossians 1:24; Hebrews 12:1-13). They did not foresee the time-space of seven Church Ages between the "Cross" and the "Crown" (Romans 11:25).
Christ is Prophet, Priest, and King. But He cannot operate three offices or dispensation claims simultaneously. As Son of man He was and is again Prophet; as Son of God He was Priest, and as Son of David He will be King.
The Law and ordinances of worship in the Tabernacle and Temple as well as their design acted as a "schoolmaster" (Galatians 3:24) to teach God's elect the way of return into His Presence. And as Revelation is a Book of Old Testament symbols, we must refer to the Torah in order to understand the meaning of these symbols in the last Book of the New Testament.
On Mount Sinai God delivered two directives to Mosesthe Torah which showed why man by himself cannot come to God, and the Tabernacle and Ordinances which demonstrated or acted-out "the way".
In the vision on Mount Sinai, Moses saw a series of symbols: the Tabernacle and its furniture, cherubim, seraphim, etc., Note, there is no temple in either the old heaven or the new (Isaiah 66:1; John 2:19; Acts 7:48-49; I Corinthians 3:16-17; Ephesians 2:21-22; Hebrews 10:5; Revelation 21:22; William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 344:3; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 258; 315:4). These symbols are like a star chart by which ships navigate by night, like a series of lighthouses, a wiring diagram, or map directing the traveler to observe particular landmarks, and they show us the way Home to God in the Holy of Holies.
Those with faith will recognize and understand the import of these Old Testament symbols in Revelation, and follow them "to the general assembly and Church of the firstborn, who are written in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect" (Hebrews 12:23).
Christ as Prophet:
Hebrews 9:26, ". . . Now once in the end of the (Old Testament) ages Christ has appeared (Gk. 'phaneroo' or been manifested) to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself".
As Son of man He has appeared, a past manifestation in flesh to suffer the sacrifice of Himself.
He carried His own Blood within the veil as an atonement and cleansing of the sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints. Romans 3:25, "God sent Jesus as a propitiation (mercy seat or satisfaction) by His blood through faith, to declare God's righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over or remitted the sins that were previously committed" under the Old Testament. Jesus was the real Passover Lamb whose own blood was painted on the Cross that the Angel of Death might pass over all who were accounted in Him on Calvary.
The blood of Christ, which was a cleansing of the sanctuary from the PAST sins of the saints under the Old Testament, is a constant cleansing for the New Testament saints, "since He ever lives to make intercession for us" (Hebrews 7:25). Not intercession for ignorance of the Word, or for sin, which is unbelief in the revealed Word, but for mistakes that we make.
When two of Aaron's sons not being consecrated in their hearts and apparently inebriated, placed profane fire on the altar of incense, God smote them dead with the holy Fire of the Shekinah. Moses commanded Aaron's two surviving sons not to mourn, because a priest of the Lord must not be defiled with death, or depart from the tabernacle whilst anointed lest the Lord smite them also, but to complete the ritual by consuming the remainder of the people's offering in quarters set aside for the purpose in the holy place (Leviticus 10).
The priests must bear the iniquity of the congregation, but it was only possible to do so by a strict observance of the Divine appointment since the sacrifice could have no inherent efficacy (I Peter 2:9; Matthew 4:4). In receiving the people's sacrifice and undertaking to make expiation for sins, the priests acted in a mediatorial capacity. By eating the sin offering for the whole congregation the sins of the people were laid on the priests, to be taken away by them. They must both sprinkle the blood and eat the flesh, without so doing the sacrifice was imperfect and the sin remained.
This episode demonstrated that it was possible that the priesthood, even the high priest, could advertently or inadvertently become unclean. And we find that when Caiaphas and all the priesthood became unclean, the whole nation was cut-off from communion with God "until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in" (Romans 11:25-27). Meanwhile, in the absence of an atonementor rather in the presence of an atonement refusedthe whole nation remains in their sins.
The blood did not save them; it only cleansed what FAITH had already saved. The blood was the evidence of an innocent life taken in substitution for the life of the sinner. Leviticus 10 shows that the law of the sin offering hinges upon the treatment of the blood, and not upon the fact that the flesh was offered for all the congregation (Leviticus 4:19, 12). For the life is in the blood. And the evidence of an acceptable life surrendered had to be sprinkled back then (Exodus 12:13) as the Token of the Life of Christ must be displayed today.
Christ as Priest:
Hebrews 9:24, "Christ has not entered into the holy place made with hands, which is a copy of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear (Gk. 'emphanizo'to exhibit or show Himself as the evidence of our righteousness, or plead His Blood) in the presence of God for us".
As High Priest, Jesus tarried through seven Church Ages, making intercession for ignorance in behalf of the Church Age saints that they might receive the "earnest" though not immediately the inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14).
Christ was NOT interceding for the foolish virgin or the unbeliever any more than Aaron was interceding for the mixed multitude that accompanied Israel (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 125:6-126:3; 132:5-6).
Throughout the Church Ages Jesus was in the office of Son of God, Mediator, 'Parakletos,' Advocate, or Counsel for the defense (I John 2:1; John 14:16; 15:26; 16:7; Hebrews 5:10). He is not a second or third person other than God, He is the fullness of the nature and character godhead or Deity manifest bodily to pay sin's price (Colossians 2:9). In John 14:18 Jesus tells us that the Comforter is Himself in the form of the Holy Spirit.
In flesh He was with His disciples. However, "it is expedient that I go away" but I will return in the form and office of the Holy Spirit, then I will be with you, even be in you to continue the ministry I "began to do and teach" (Acts 1:1): "to reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment, and to guide you into all truth. In a little while you shall not see Me because I go to the Father, but shortly thereafter you shall see Me for I will be with you, even in you to the end of the world" (John 16:7-33; Matthew 28:20).
Hebrews 7:21,24-25, "Those Hebrews became priests by man's command, but He with an oath by God who said, The Lord has sworn and will not relent, You are a priest forever [i.e. with everlasting Life] after the type of Melchisedec. By the strength of this solemn promise Jesus has become the Guarantee of a better [or everlasting] covenant. And there truly were a succession of Hebrew high priests, because death prevented them from abiding in their priesthood. But because He ever abides in life, His priesthood is unchangeable, not passing to a successor. Consequently He is able to completely save them who come to God by Him, the perpetuity of His priesthood enabling Him to carry through the salvation which He has commenced" (II Timothy 1:12).
Christ's Mediatorial Priesthood lasted only so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. He was an intercessor only until the last saint predestinated to the Ages of PART-Word was baptized into the Laodicean part of the Body. In other words, until the Laodicean Church Age is fulfilled.
Revelation 8:1-2, "When Christ had opened the Seventh Seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. . ." Heaven is silent because Christ's Mediation ended when Laodicea ended. After the joyful worship of Revelation 5:8-14, Christ and the saints descended with the "shout" of Brother Branham's Message, and heaven is empty for the space of about half an hour (I Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 14).
Although we might be led to imagine that as High Priest, Christ stood before the golden altar for two millennia interceding in respect of particular sins of individual saints, this is an allegory to open our understanding and direct us to holiness, redemption, and into God's Presence. It is not Jesus the Man, but the living Word that intercedes and fulfills what It has said (Isaiah 55:11). When the Church Age saints identified with the Word for their Age God received their faith, and His grace placed their ignorance of faith lost in Roman Martyrdom or not yet revealed and traditions added, under His Blood, and they were born-again.
Now that we have the fullness, He will only receive "that which is perfect," or complete. PART-Word and mediation is "done away." Revelation 22:17-19 confirms that the Laodicean Church Age is over and Christ is no longer a Mediator: "The Spirit and the Bride (in the same mind and judgment) say, Come! And let him who hears [be likewise and] say, Come! And let he who thirsts come. And whoever desires let him take the water of Life freely. For I testify to everyone who hears the prophecy of the Words of this Book (i.e. Brother Branham's Message): if anyone adds to the revelation, God shall add to him the plagues that are written in this Book: and if anyone takes away from the revelation of the Words of this prophetic Book, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, and from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this Book".
During the Church Ages the Spirit and the Bride were not in agreement, which is why Christ was a Mediator. We now have the perfect interpretation of the Bible through the revelation of the Seven Seals and as we both say the same thing we have no need for intercession.
Christ as King:
Hebrews 9:28, "Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear (Gk. 'optomai' visibly) the second time without sin [neither as a sin offering nor as a priest bearing-away sin], for completed salvation".
The sign of His 'parousia' coming with clouds of glory as Son of man, King of kings and Judge has physically appeared (Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). But as Son of David, the Word will become visibleGod in flesh again, ruling Israel during the Millennium on His Own throne.
We have mentioned three Greek words with reference to the appearance of Christ in Hebrews 9:24-28:
In verse 24, "Christ has not entered into the holy place made with hands, which is a copy of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear (or show Himself Gk. 'emphanizo') in the presence before the face of God for us" as our high priest."
"Not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place every year with blood of another."
Verse 26, "He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world: but now, once in the end of the (Old Testament) ages, He has appeared (Gk. 'phaneroo' or manifested Himself in flesh in the office of Prophet) for the sacrifice of Himself to put away sin."
"And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment."
Verse 28, "So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who look for Him He will be seen physically and visibly (Gk. 'optomai') the second time glorified and without sin to bring in completed salvation," and the Millennium.
For a fuller study of the meaning and application of these Greek Words in the New Testament please review "The Parousia of I Thessalonians 4:16".
He comes in three Sons' Names:
In the Gospels Jesus is called by four Son's names. As Son of David He is Heir to the throne; as Son of Abraham He is Heir to the royal grant; as Son of man He is Heir of the earth, and as Son of God He is Heir of all things. We are concerned with four dispensation claims in three Sons' names: Son of Man the Prophet and Sacrifice, Son of God the Mediatorial Priest, Son of man the Prophet revealed in WORD form, and Son of David the King.
Israel's denominations failed to see the Son of Man and Son of God dispensation as today the Gentile denominations fail to see the 'parousia' dispensation of the Son of man.
They saw the salvation of us Gentiles their prophets had foretold, but did not place it as a separate dispensation. He had to be the Prophet sacrificed to redeem Adam, and then He had to be High Priest and intercede for His Kingdom in order that He could have a Kingdom over which He could reign. Without His intercession none of the saints from Pentecost through to the close of the Laodicean Church Age could have been born-again.
The Gentile denominations fail to see the present dispensation and Christ's return in WORD form in the prophetic office of Son of man, to impart the fullness of His Life in the Token with grace for translation faith to His end-time Bride gathered from both good and bad, from off the highways and out of the hedges, and compelled to come to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. When the invitation offered by grace is received by faith, our previous life is placed in the sea of God's forgetfulness (Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24).
There are also three time periods which is where we will resume this subject in our next issue. nl338.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.