Bible Believers' Newsletter 359
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is really good to see you again.
Thanks for gathering for fellowship around the unchanging Word of God, and please continue to remember me in prayer and follow the links and Scripture references in the Newsletter.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Major Tectonic Shift in Progress
January 12, 2005 Most likely it indicates a strong earthquake is in final preparation, and deep crustal resonant harmonic energy is surfacing along the Pacific and North American Plate boundary. The high priority level warning encompasses the San Andreas Fault . . . Full story: syzygyjob.net
January 15, 2005 A moderate 5.6 earthquake hit the Krakatoa volcano region in Indonesia on Saturday . . .
Full story: rumormillnews.com
The Coming Wars
January 17, 2005 "This is a war against terrorism, and Iraq is just one campaign. The Bush Administration is looking at this as a huge war zone," the former high-level intelligence official told me. "Next, we're going to have the Iranian campaign. We've declared war and the bad guys, wherever they are, are the enemy. This is the last hurrahwe've got four years, and want to come out of this saying we won the war on terrorism" . . .
The President's decision enables Rumsfeld to run the operations off the booksfree from legal restrictions imposed on the CIA. Under current law, all CIA covert activities overseas must be authorized by a Presidential finding and reported to the Senate and House intelligence committees. (The laws were enacted after a series of scandals in the 1970s involving CIA domestic spying and attempted assassinations of foreign leaders). "The Pentagon doesn't feel obligated to report any of this to Congress" . . . civilians in the Pentagon want to go into Iran and destroy as much of the military infrastructure as possible" Full story: newyorker.com
The wars [on terror] are obviously a ruse to convert the national debt into vast wealth for the elitists, (Why are we not buying our oil from Canada for $45 per barrel, but instead, stealing it from the Iraqis at a cost of around $1,100 a barrel? When the number of barrels of Iraqi oil that we have imported is divided into the $300 billion we have spent on the war so far, the number comes to about $1,100 per barrel. From an accountant's standpoint, this doesn't seem like a very good deal. Who's getting the $1,100 per barrel? Certainly not the Iraqis; the money is going to Haliburton, Ratheon, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin, (among many others). Where is the $1,100 a barrel coming from? Why it's coming from continuing loans to the Government by the Federal Reserve. Where does the Federal Reserve get all this money? Why, they invent it, (the term counterfeiting comes to mind).
Who's responsible for paying back the billions and billions of funny money that the Government is spending, and the interest accrued on that funny money? The very poor and the ultra rich pay no tax. As a result, the middle class!
Full story: financialsense.com
Disaster to follow Coming Defeat in Iraq
January 16, 2005 The defeat of Britain and America in Iraq will not only mean losing control of the Persian Gulf and Middle East oilit will also mean the end of the Anglo-Saxon world dominance of the last 200 years . . . followed by the collapse of their debt-ridden economies, the withdrawal of their military bases circling the globe, and the total collapse of their social and domestic economies. . . It will result in dramatic changes to international strategic alliances . . . Europeans will be forced to accept the authority of a central leader (as per the new EU Constitution) to create a unified government to deal with the implosion. The Euro by default will replace the dollar as the world's reserve currency, propelling the United States of Europe as the new international Super-State. Full story: groups.yahoo.com
Comment: The rise of a revived Holy Roman Empire to absolute dominion over one world government will be precipitated by earthquakes and a Russian invasion of the United States.
Israel to kill in US, Allied Nations
January 15, 2005 Israel is embarking upon a more aggressive approach to the war on terror that will include staging targeted killings in the US and other friendly countries, former Israeli intelligence officials told United Press International.
The Israeli statements were confirmed by more than a half dozen former and currently serving US foreign policy and intelligence officials in interviews with United Press International. Full story: upi.com
How Long, O Lord, Holy and True
Revelation 8:1, "When Christ had opened the Seventh Seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour." His heavenly work of mediation for the ignorance of the PART-Word saints being completed, having claimed the Title Deed to His inheritance and opened the Seals, Christ returned to earth with ten thousands of His saints as prophesied by Enoch, "To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all who are ungodly among them of all the ungodly deeds they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts, whose mouths speak great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage" (Jude 14-16).
Now Christ would speak on earth by the Voice of the seventh angel, and heaven would be silent until the Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 11:15-17), Sixth Seal (Revelation 14:13-14), and Seventh Vial manifest (Revelation 16:17).
Revelation 10:1-7, "I saw another mighty Angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and the rainbow was upon His head, and His face shone like the sun, and his brazen feet were like pillars of fire: and He had in His hand a little Book open: and He set His right foot on the sea, and His left foot on the earth, and shouted with a loud Voice like the roaring of a lion: and when He had shouted, seven thunders spoke their Message distinctly. And when they had spoken, I was about to write their Words when I heard a Voice from heaven saying, Seal up the Words of the seven thunders, and do not write them."
"Then the Angel I had seen stand upon the sea and upon the earth raised His hand to heaven, and swore in the Name of He who lives forever and ever, who created heavens, and all they contain, and the earth and all it contains, and the sea, and all that it contains, that there should be time no longer: but in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has declared to his servants the prophets".
These Scriptures were fulfilled when Christ returned to earth with the unsealed Book open in His hand. At that time He placed judgment on the beast that rose from the sea, the Roman Catholic church, the final embodiment of the Gentile world empire, and on its image that raised up out of the land, the United States of America and her World Council of (once Protestant) Churches. Then He declared "there should be time no longer".
Isaiah 61:2-3, Christ has returned "to proclaim the day of vengeance of our God (upon the beast from the sea and its image from the earth, to incarnate His end-time Bride, and) to comfort all who mourn (Israel's 144,000 after they receive the atonement Leviticus 23:23-32; Zechariah 12:10-14). To grant them consolation and joy (when they recognize their King and His Queen), to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified".
Christ has returned in the office of Son of man, the Angel of the Lord or Messenger of the Covenant (Malachi 3:1; Revelation 10:1-6) and revealed the mystery of the Seals through the Voice of the seventh angel. This revelation initiated the threefold process of separating a Word Bride from the world and bringing her to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4; I Thessalonians 4:16). The rapture commenced at this point, March, 1963.
When He declared "there should be time no longer," He was stating that all seven sabbaths or Church Ages of tarrying in intercession for the PART-Word members of the Body ended when the last saint foreknown to Laodicea was born-again prior to the fulfillment of Revelation 4 and 5. Now there will be no further delay in restoring Israel to God and the kingdom to Israel in the Millennium which will be the antitype of the seventh day of the feast of Tabernacles.
Isaiah 61:4-11, "And they shall build the ancient ruins, repairing cities long ago destroyed though they have lain desolate for many generations. . ."
Daniel 12:4, 9 and Revelation 10:6-7 confirm that the end-time began at the close of Laodicea and the opening of the seven-sealed Book. But we wish to know where we are now in relation to the end of the Gentile dispensation. God allotted no certain time to us Gentiles but seventy weeks of years were determined to Israel and Jerusalem after which the Millennium will begin. The sixty-ninth week expired at Calvary and God ceased dealing with Israel as a nation except in judgment, extending His grace to "whomsoever will." The final week of years, and the last half-week in which He is to reconfirm His new covenant to Israel will commence at the close of our dispensationthat is, at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trump. But how close are they?
When Messiah was cut off, Israel was blinded so the nation could no longer recognize that Jesus was their Messiah. Brother Branham said, "then the Gospel and grace age came to the Gentile . . . and God pulled one from here and there and here and there, and put them away under the messengers . . . He sent forth the first messenger, and he preached, and the Trumpet sounded . . . declaring war."
"Trumpet always denotes war . . . the angel came on earth, the messenger of the hour, like Luther, like any of the messengers that we've talked of. . . He arrives, and a Seal opened, reveals; a Trumpet sounds, war declared, and away they go. And then the messenger dies. God seals away this group . . . and a Plague falls upon those who rejected it. See? And then it goes on, then they organize . . ." (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 420:4-5).
"There's Seven Churches, Seven Plagues, Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets. Now, a Trumpet represents war, a Seal, a mystery unfolding; and a Plague is what follows every war."
"And by God's help, and with the book of history, I can prove to you that we're living at the Seventh Trumpet, for the Seventh Plague, and the Seventh Seal to be opened, and the Seventh Vial to be poured out" (The Seven Church Ages, p. 4:28-29). We are to prove all things. If it is Scriptural it will agree with history. Not the lies in our school books, but proven historic fact.
Christ was revealed in PART-Word to we Gentiles during the redemption of the Church under the first four Seals, and to the end-time Bride in His fullness through the seven thunders which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. His fullness will be revealed to Israel through their feast of Trumpets which will be preached by two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 under the Seventh Trumpet and Sixth Seal.
Our Seven Thunders revealed seven distinct mysteries that explain how Christ wooed His Bride from the world to Himself, and Israel's feast of the Seven Trumpets will unfold seven different mysteries explaining God's chastisements upon His servant nation since Calvary with a view to their correction.
The Seals represent Spiritual revelations and new birth to God's SonsAbraham's Seed who are Spiritual Israel (Galatians 3:27-29). These revelations for new birth were broadcast by the Gospel Trumpet of one messenger in each of the Seven Church Ages. "If a trumpet gives an uncertain sound who will prepare for battle? So likewise, unless you speak in the common tongue words easily understood, how will the hearers know what you mean" (I Corinthians 14:8-9).
Brother Branham said, "Each Church Age had its messenger. We know that. Paul was the first messenger. And when the first Trumpet sounded, and the first Seal was torn loose . . . what did he do? Declare war. On what? The orthodox church for not believing the Messianic sign that Jesus had produced to them. Why, they should have known it. They should have known Him."
"Remember Paul came at the end of the age. All messengers came at the end of the age. It's at the end-time when these things are brought forth."
"Paul, knowing the Scriptures, and knowing that Jesus was Messiah, he blasted those synagogues from place to place with the Scriptures and was put out of every one of them, till finally he shook the dust from his feet and turned to the Gentiles."
"What was it? Sounding of a Trumpet, an angel messenger standing there with the Word . . . And Paul with the unadulterated interpretation of God's Word, blasted every one of those synagogues. Cost him his life" (Sirs, Is This the Time, p. 33:1-5).
Every messenger came at the end of an age as Paul came at the end of Pentecost, sounding his Gospel trumpet as a rebuke to those who had organized away from the previous Message and correcting their error, then blasting forth the Message for the new Age.
If a minister or Brother is not preaching the present Truth, or if the hearers are slothful and neglect to "prove all things, hold fast that which is good," and labor not to "walk in the Light as God is in It," they are preaching or hearing an "uncertain sound" that cannot take them beyond justification and sanctification to the new birth. A plague is poured out on these non-elect church members to distinguish the foolish virgin from the false church. This was typed by the ordeal of jealousy in Numbers 5:11-31 and Jesus revealed the antitype in the Seven Vials of Revelation 15-16.
Israel's national blindness will remain until Christ has taken His Church Home for the Wedding Supper in the Air. Having shut their ears to the Gospel Trumpet of grace, natural Israel and its impersonators were plagued with judgment: seven Trumpets of wara war they had declared on God the Word (Matthew 27:25). John 3:18, "He who believes on Messiah is not condemned: but he who believes not is condemned already." Because God honors the faith of the patriarchs, "all Israel will be saved." But "they are not all Israel, who are of Israel," and He "visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Him, showing mercy (under the Fifth Seal) to thousands of them who love Him and keep His commandments" but have been blinded by rabbis who receive from the Talmud what the Torah has condemned (Exodus 20:5; Ezekiel 18:19-23).
Since Israel is God's timepiece (Daniel 9:24-27) and the Seven Trumpets are seven wars, by God's grace we could identify the first six wars in the history books. That would show us how close we are to the Seventh Trumpet and the going Home of the Bride.
When he was preaching the First Seal, Brother Branham mentioned plans to arrange another week of meetings to preach the Seven Trumpet mysteries, but the Lord would not permit it for they have nothing to do with us Gentiles. "I knelt down before God to pray. And He revealed to me that those Seven Trumpets sounded under the Sixth Seal, and I've done preached it. Supernaturally, see? It's the hand of God, the whole thing. It pertains to Israel; and we picked it up under the Sixth Seal . . . the persecution of the Jews" (Recognizing Your Day and Its Message, p. 8:37).
Brother Branham did not expound the Seven Trumpets under the preaching of the Sixth Seal but he preached them Supernaturally when he identified the Seven Seals in Matthew 24. The disciples had asked Jesus three questions that covered a span of 2,000 years: when will the temple be destroyed; what will be the sign of your 'parousia' Coming, and what will be the sign of the end of the ages? Writing from the Hebrew perspective, Matthew outlined how the Trumpets would plague Israel with natural war for not hearing the certain sound of the Gospel Trumpet through the Church Ages. Their rabbis would keep them blind and deaf to the Gospel Trumpets by false tales as Rome's priests and Protestant ministers have stopped the ears of their congregations from hearing the Gospel trumpets and the present Truth of the shout of I Thessalonians 4:16.
Under the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, two Hebrew prophets like Moses and Elijah will expound these Seven Trumpet mysteries to Israel, doubtless from Exodus and the history booksnot tales of a holocaust but factual truth. That will thin down the crowd, and contribute to their deaths.
Paul preached the first Gospel trumpet whose Message brought grace to the elect, but war upon Israel. Quoting Revelation 8:7, Brother Branham said, "When the very First Trumpet sounded, blood, fire, hail, and everything scattered the ground. God was bringing Israel out of spiritual Egypt back into his homeland" (The Feast of the Trumpets, p. 19:147). On the day of Pentecost Peter announced it when he said, "these are not drunken as you suppose, but this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: THUS SAITH THE LORD, it will come to pass in the last days that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh . . . and I will show signs in heaven above and on the earth beneath; blood, fire and vapours of smoke . . ." (Acts 2:16-19).
This was the antitype of Exodus 9:23-26, "Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire ran along upon the ground; and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt. It was terrible beyond description; never in all the history of Egypt had there been a storm like that. All Egypt lay in ruins. Everything left in the fields, both man and beast, were killed and the crops were destroyed and every tree shattered".
However, in Revelation 8:7 the plague falls upon the inhabitants of the Roman Province of Judea and destroys their prosperity. "The first Trumpet angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled in blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up."
The "third part" refers not to a fraction but signifies Israel and its interests. In Revelation 12, the Dragon, Satan, drew a third part of the stars of heavenIsrael, Abraham's natural Seedand cast them to earth by the false tales of their rabbis. The first four and the Sixth and Seventh Trumpets are directed specifically against the "third part," that is, Israelite interests. The "fourth part" speaks of the lost (Jeremiah 15:2f; 24:10; 29:17f; Ezekiel 5:12, 17; 14:21; Revelation 6:8; 13:7-8, 15-18; 19:21).
Josephus records the first of these Trumpets as Rome's siege of Jerusalem, when the Jews ate their animals, the grass and bark off the trees, even their own children. When Titus breached the city wall the temple was torched, and God's six angels, each with a slaughter weapon in his hand, led the legions on a bloody rampage as prophesied in Ezekiel 9 (Matthew 24:15-21).
Since the Seven Trumpets all sound in New Testament times, the fourth Gentile world empire of Imperial and Papal Rome is God's agent of chastisement on Judah, as Nebuchadnezzar was His servant under the first Gentile world empire, and Judaeo-Communism will be His servant to destroy Rome and her image (Revelation 17; 18). Sweet revenge, confirming the statement of US Chief Rabbi Stephen Wise who identified Marxism-Communism as Judaism.
The king of the 200,000,000 demons loosed from the river Euphrates under the Sixth Trumpet was Lucifer, the horseman of the first four Seals (Revelation 9:13-21). As an anti-Christ spirit in the first two Church Ages, he inspired a clerical hierarchy by "the deeds of the nicolaitanes" to usurp over spiritual authority by alleging entitlement to special privileges like those who claim they are Jews and chosen of God when they are neither Israelites of the flesh nor elect in the spirit (Revelation 2:1-11). In the third Church Age (AD312-606) Satan organized the Roman Catholic church at the First Nicaea Council (AD325) where the "deeds of the nicolaitanes" became "the doctrine of the nicolaitanes" and he received a triple crown as the false prophet or pope of Rome (Revelation 2:12-17; 6:2).
Revelation 17:8, "The beast that you saw was, and is not; and will ascend out of the bottomless pit (unlike the true Church, it is not the substance nor even the shadow of God's eternal Word and Absolute Truth but a conflation of carnal reasonings like the trinity, baptism in three Titles by sprinkling and pouring, a meadiatrix, purgatory, the papacy, non-meat eating days, celibate priests and confession, all of which are against the Word. Everything contrary to the Word is without foundation in the mind of God and fifth dimensional); and goes to perdition (which means total losscomplete annihilation of even its memory): and those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is".
One pope dies and he "is not," but through the dogma of apostolic succession another takes his place and he "yet is."
The church was predominantly Jewish until Thyatira, the Dark Ages. Having gathered spiritual powers to his church which he united with the state at the First Nicaea Council, Satan changed to a red horse, and supported by Roman legions rode forth to force his mark of the beast, the Babylonian trinity and baptism in three Titles, at sword point through almost a thousand years, gathering supreme political power to his church. Even kings had to submit to its decrees and scores of millions of dissenters were martyred (Revelation 2:18-29; 6:4).
Under the Third Seal of redemption Satan mounted his black horse, and selling prayers for the dead, church offices and even forgiveness for future, uncommitted sins, he marshaled demon power. But the Spirit of God raised up a standard of revelation in Sardis and Philadelphia, the first two Church Ages of the Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of false worship.
The third and final stage of the Reformation took place in the Laodicean Church Age under the Fourth Seal. "The seventh angel" was William Branham, a prophet whose ministry revealed "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever" by "discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart as it was in the days of Lot" (Hebrews 4:12; Luke 17:28-30; Genesis 18)restoring sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, making the lame whole, casting out demons, raising the dead, healing infirmities, and restoring the apostolic faith. Then, at the close of Laodicea He finished the mystery of God," introducing Christ's second or parousia Coming by the revelation of the Seven Seals which brought Him back to earth in Word Form (Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7).
Under this Seal the rider was identified by the name "Death." When Christ comes on His white horse "He is called Faithful and True and His Name is called the Word of God," Life. Already fallen from heaven and riding to perdition on a pale, sickly green-colored horse, Satan was given the key to the bottomless pit under the Fifth Trumpet (Revelation 9:1). Bound by superstition and theology, his followers become the demonic incarnation of baseless doctrines from the bottomless pit. At the close of the Fourth Seal when Gentile days are over, Satan will incarnate the pope of Rome for the great tribulation under the Sixth Seal. He will be the beast incarnate by the king of the demons from the bottomless pit after Christ, incarnate in His end-time Bride, manifests the Sons of God. A beast signifies power: this beast will be the eighth Roman emperor to be deified and worshipped as God (Revelation 9:11; 17:9-11).
In the Millennium where earth's inhabitants will be manifested Word that has been redeemed, renewed, glorified and made immune from evil influence or physical harm, Satan will be sealed in the bottomless pit because his subjects will be in the grave, so he will be without authority or power until the general resurrection (Revelation 20:1-3).
Respect for what little Word the Roman Catholic church taught coupled with the fear-induced discipline of her creeds and traditions bound the 200,000,000 demons that were loosed under the Sixth Trumpet of World War II. "God created the Devil. God created every fallen angel there is . . . that was their choice, not His" (C.O.D., p. 81:137). But how did these 200 million souls become demons?
As Satan is not a Creator he cannot create demons or make himself a body like Jesus, so he takes control of the body, mind and soul of those he has deceived. One day soon he will incarnate himself in "that man of sin, the son of perdition; who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (I Thessalonians 2:3-4).
The Seals explain how the Dragon has built his kingdom in New Testament times, transforming Imperial Rome to Papal Rome. Beginning as an antichrist spirit he deceived a following and then organized his universal false church in union with the superpower of that day. He has not changed his methods: the present-day image of that superpower, the United States, will soon unite with the image of Rome, the World Council of (once Protestant) Churches, to force the mark of the beast as he then did beginning with his red horse ride after he became the false prophet or first pope. In AD607 Boniface III became the first bishop of Rome to be called Pope. The red horse rode through the Thyatira Church Age (606-1520) under the Second Seal, "And power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword" (Revelation 6:3).
In the inaugural speech of his second presidency, George Bush II stated that the aim of this administration will be to "spread freedom throughout the world." But we know from Orwell's newspeak that "freedom" is code for "serfdom" and that George II's intention is to "spread freedom" by firing depleted uranium out of the barrel of a gun as the false prophet spread Catholicism, which is the mark of the Beast, at the point of a sword. Under the Sixth Seal the Dragon and his angels will be cast down to earth and he will incarnate the pope, to be known thereafter as the Beast (Isaiah 14; Revelation 12:7).
The Dragon is Satan in Imperial Rome, the false prophet is the pope, a key stage in Satan's incarnation, and the Beast is Papal Rome. Brother Branham taught how these 200 million souls became demons through the three stages of Satan's incarnation in New Testament times, under Rome, the fourth and last Gentile world empire. At this point it would be well to remember that God is concerned with redeeming two groups of Israelites:
Spiritual Israel: Abraham's predominantly Gentile seed through the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Galatians 3:27-29), and
Natural Israel: 144,000 blood descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Our mutual enemy is Rome, the last world empire before the Millennium when the kingdom is restored to Israel with Christ as King and the Bride of all Ages as His Queen.
Revelation 12:3, "The Dragon's tail (or the tales of false prophets who had deceived Judah into Judaism) drew the third part of the stars of heaven, (Abraham's natural seed), and cast them to the earth: (in other words, through false religion, their names were removed from the Book of Life): and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered, to devour her child as soon as it was born." At that time Judea was a Roman Province, and Herod her king was an Edomite, or physical Serpent's seed like a great many Jews since Judah's ruler, the Maccabee John Hyrcanus, forcibly assimilated the Edomites in 123BC. Herod and his kinsmen were aware of the prophecies that foretold Messiah would be king of the House of David and also when he should appear. They sought to destroy the child in order to preserve the Herodian dynasty. It was because the Jews sought to kill Him that Jesus did not reside or openly walk among Jewry but "in Galilee of the Gentiles" (Isaiah 9:1-3; Matthew 4:12-17; John 7:1).
As King Herod was subordinate to Caesar Augustus it was under Roman rule that he slew all of the boy children from two years old and younger, hoping to slay David's greater Son. And when the Jews condemned Jesus to death they required prior authority from Pontius Pilate the Roman governor of Judea before his murder could proceed.
As Brother Branham explained, under Imperial Rome the Dragon led the Judeans to forsake Yahweh Torah for the Babylonian beliefs of Pharisaism, nowadays called Judaism, and to reject Messiah. Today the Dragon who has deceived the sleeping virgin, causing them to confederate in a World Council of Churches, rejecting the Word and Christ's second Coming for the mark of the Beast (Amos 3:3; Revelation 13:12).
Under Papal Rome as the false prophet, which is popery, Satan was responsible for millions of souls who forsook God's Bible for dogma, "crucifying to themselves afresh the Son of God." Also under Papal Rome, but with totalitarian world power, the Beast will soon kill all who refuse to receive his mark in their right hand, which signifies unquestioning service to his will, or in their foreheads, which is to receive Roman Catholic dogma of the Trinity, etc., (Believe on the Lord and Questions; also called Thy House, #61-0808).
Between the Sixth and Seventh Vial, John, who types every member of Christ's end-time Bride, "saw three unclean spirits (plural) like frogs come out of the mouth (singular) of the Dragon, the Beast, and the false prophet (which are a trinity of offices of one person, just as Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three offices of one Person). For these are three demonic spirits that look back to the First Nicaea Council as frogs always look backward; spirits which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, working miracles to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty." The kings of the earth look to the Holy Roman Empire for headship, and the (once) Protestant churches are uniting in ecumenism because they all look back to Nicaea, its so-called Apostle's Creed and baptism in three Titles. The miracle is their reunion (Revelation 16:13-14).
Praise the Lord; Jesus has given us authority over unclean spirits (Matthew 10:1; 16:19; Mark 16:16-18). The three unclean spirits that drive the whole world to Armageddon are the three great "isms" in the world of politicsFascism, Nazism, and Communismas revealed to Brother Branham in the third of seven consecutive visions of 1933. God said, "The first two will be swallowed up in Communism. Watch Russia, watch Russia. Keep your eye on the King of the North. They'll all wind in Communism out of Russia, and it will destroy Catholicism".
These unclean spirits were there all the time, but they did not manifest until between the Sixth and Seventh Vialsjust before the Seals were opened to finish the mystery of God. Since World War II the spirit of Laodicea, which means "people's rights" or communism, has replaced any vestige of the Absolute in Rome's theology by substituting humanism in Vatican II (1962 1965). Rome is most definitely "the habitation of demons, and hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird" . . . and her daughters with her.
By March, 1963, Christ had been put outside the (once) Protestant churches, which are being bound in the World Council of Churches in fellowship with Rome. As Paul foretold, the Day of the Lord cannot come until the apostasy of Christendom.
Satan has certainly been busy, but God is not slack concerning His promises. During this period He restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and introduced Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming by the ministry of the seventh angel. For the past forty-two years Christ has been calling His people out of darkness into the Light restored in the evening time, while the unbelievers and make-believers are being bound in ecumenical unions ready for the burning (Matthew 13:30), to return to the bottomless pit by following the sign that says, "lean to your own understanding." Reasoning against the revealed Word of God is the mark of the beast. These are the deceived people Jesus spoke of in Revelation 17, "whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world." They are the descendants of Cain, and the lost of Adam's race. Meanwhile, Christ's Bride is growing to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
Satan began binding people on this side of the Flood when Nimrod brought the other cities under tribute to Babylon. Today Satan's instrument is still Babylon, Mystery Babylon. The 'Hidden Hand' of the Black Nobilitydynasties that ruled the Holy Roman Empire, International Banksters or "merchants" who use the Roman Catholic Church for their political ends, Judaeo-Communism and the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church itself are all the children of Babylon striving with their siblings to bring the whole world under tribute to them.
Under the Sixth Seal only those whose names were written in the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the world will not be deceived. And since the Gentile dispensation will be past, the number of names will be 144,002all blood Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Once these names have been sealed into Christ, Satan and his fifth dimensional group who are not the manifested Word of God will be sealed up in the bottomless pit. Then the Millennium will come where "earth shall be filled with the knowledge and the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14).
In his vision between the Fourth and Fifth Trumpets John, you and I, saw an eagle flying between heaven and earth as between the Sixth and Seventh Trumpets Brother Branham stood in the breach between the putrefied world of Laodicea and the Capstone revelation by which it is judged. We all "heard the him shout, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three Trumpet angels, which are yet to sound" from Laodicea to commencement of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Revelation 8:13).
Note the last three Trumpet Judgments are followed by World Wars that impact all of the inhabitants of earth, Israelite and Gentile. Only those with the Seal of God are immune from harm.
Brother Branham said, "The earth has just went through some great birth pains. And the church is going through some birth pains. It had to go through birth pains 'fore it could give [birth to a renewed earth and a glorified Bride Ed] . . . Each one of the prophets, [Luther, Wesley and Brother Branham, whose Messages of justification, sanctification, the baptism with the Holy Spirit and restoration Revelation 14:6-12 Ed], when they came into the world, it was a birth pain to the church. The world has went through a First World War, a Second World War, and now it's ready for a Third World War. And it's in birth pains again. [These three woes or birth pains to the world take place in Israel's three last Trumpets]. But there's only one thing that can bring peace, and that's Christ" (Who do You say This Is? p. 12:59).
"Now, this is the third angel's message to the world . . . it's going forth now in this day. This is the flying of the third angel message, if you're a Bible reader" (Revelation 14:9-12).
"There were three woes followed it. The first one happened in World War One. Second one happened in World War Two. You see what we're going in now. (World War III). All right. We're at the end of the road."
"Now, let's get this on our mind . . . Positionally, we are bound to be at the end age. How long? I don't know; no one does" (The Mark of the Beast, p. 4:30-32; Birth Pains, p. 15:3-4).
As a woman travails in birth, the world is in birth pains now, her birth pains or three woes occur in three World Wars which are the last three Trumpets. As the pains of justification, sanctification and the baptism with the Holy Spirit brought you to a new birth, this earth undergoes three woes before it is born anew. The first two of those wars are in the past, whilst the third has already been initiated and is waiting upon the seventh angel to pour out his Vial, then a great Voice from the throne will declare, "It is done!" Earthquakes will sink Los Angeles, split the Mount of Olives and destroy the Dome of the Rock, igniting the "hot" stage of World War III (Revelation 16:17-19).
Brother Branham said, "The old has to be done away with so the new can be born; just like a seed has to rot away in order to give new life. And how the pains, birth pains, struck the world in World War I. She had a terrific pain, because they had poison gas and so forth that almost could destroy the world. And in World War II she struck another harder pain; they had blockbusters and also an atomic bomb. She cannot stand another labor pain. With these missiles and things today, one more war will throw her out into space, for she will now be delivered, and there'll be a new earth. The Bible said there will be" (This Day This Scripture is Fulfilled, p. 4:28).
How many months remain? We know the hour is terribly late because as we learnt in the teaching sermon, Redemption is Over, Christ's end-time Bride and the 144,000 were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary because we both receive the fullness of the Word and do not require an intercessor. Brother Branham related how God demonstrated this to him in the vision of the Alpha Bride and the Omega Bride restored to the original seed Word. Read his sermon, "The Masterpiece," because you were represented in that vision, the Voice of the seventh angel shouting,"Stay in line with the Message!" as it spoke to me through the Brother last week.
There is nothing you need to do, and nothing you can do to produce the Supernatural. Just stay in line with the revealed Word, and it will manifest its promise in its season. John 15:4-7, "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches: He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done for you".
If you are born-again you are in the image of God like Adam at the beginning, and if you have this revelation that you are the Word manifest in your flesh as Jesus Christ was the Word in His flesh, albeit virgin-born, you can speak the Word as Adam spoke the Word, and it will come to pass. You are only asking for what you are. God told Brother Branham who was the firstfruits of those who are Christ's at His parousia Coming, "If you will be sincere and get the people to believe, nothing will stand before your prayer". nl359.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.