Bible Believers' Newsletter 371
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and thank you meeting with us around God's unchanging Word.
Pope John Paul II had to die, and in less than one year perhaps even his successor must die because, when Satan is cast out from heavenly places to earth at the Seventh Trump he will incarnate a healthy and robust pope of Rome who will be elected first President of the New World Order Satan offered Jesus Christ in Matthew 4:8-9. Bearing this in mind, and since we are very close to the end of the Gentile dispensation, the death of Pope John Paul II was an imminent event, and like the increasing frequency of earthquakes, an essential end-time sign.
Billy Graham, speaking on CNN's ""Larry King Live" said, the Vatican had invited him six or seven months ago to attend the funeral. . .
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible. . .
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Sun to darken on Day of Pope's Funeral
While in Rome in 1139, medieval Irish priest and Kabbalist St. Malachy saw in a strange vision a long list of pontiffs, each distinguished by a descriptive motto, and who were to rule the Catholic church until the consummation, before which, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood" (Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20).
John Paul II's prophetic motto was "De labore Solis" (eclipse or work of the sun). Karol Josef Wojtyla, whose Papal name numbers 666, was born during a solar eclipse on May 18, 1920. His funeral will take place under a solar eclipse on April 8, 2005.
Listening to the Church Age tapes you will notice that when Brother Branham had finished drawing his diagram on the blackboard (see the inside front cover of "An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages" Ed), the Angel of the Lord came into the room and "went right over on the side of the wall as a Light like that, and drawed those Church Ages by Itself. We all stood there looking at It, watched It draw the first Church Age, the second, third, and fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh" (The Evening Messenger, p. 9:63).
"I drawed it, not knowing that God, a year and six months later was going to vindicate it in the skies by the moon and slip it across the national papers. (See photographs below, ibid p. 358). I didn't know that. I didn't know there'd be a mysterious blackout in the moon to represent this Laodicea Age" (Recognizing Your Day and its Message, p. 6:27).
God always shows a sign in the heavens before He does anything of great moment, then the earthly manifestation vindicates the heavenly sign.
. . . speaking here, in 1963, of the pope . . . making a visit to the holy lands. He'll also come here. And the strange thing, is, a few nights before he left Rome for the first time it ever was in history, the moon came down and went in total eclipse. Just that, what was it? Shadowing off the reflected Light of the Son. In this he spoke to the Greek Orthodox father (Ecumenical Patriarch Athenogoras I Ed); and they're all in agreement, "The pope does this for fellowship, good neighborly fellowship." Which sounds to the natural ear the most wonderful thing could happen. But to the spiritual ear it's darkness. And how that we churches, we Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, and Pentecostals, could ever join into such a mess as that, and knowing our Bible teaches us different, it's a marvelous thing to me, how "Spirit-filled" men can set in places and say, "It feels spiritual to be in such a place." To me it's horrible" (Shalom, p. 5:30-33).
"Matthew 24, mentions signs in the heavens concerning this last day just before Jesus comes. I wonder if you noticed such a sign recently fulfilled as to portray the very truth we have been discussing. That truth is that Jesus has been steadily pushed aside until in the last age He is pushed outside the church. Recall that in the first age it was almost a full orbed church of truth. Yet there was a little error called the deeds of the Nicolaitanes that kept the circle from being full. Then in the next age more darkness crept in until the ball of light glowed less, and darkness covered more of the circle. In the third age it was eclipsed still more, and in the fourth age which was the Dark Ages, the light had all but gone."
"Now think on this. The church shines in the reflected light of Christ. He is the SUN. The church is the MOON. Thus this orb of light is the moon. It had decreased from almost a full moon in the first age, to a sliver in the fourth age. But in the fifth age it began to grow. In the sixth it took a great step of growth forward. In part of the seventh age it was still growing, when suddenly it stopped short, and waned to almost a nothingness, so that instead of light it was the blackness of apostasy, and at the end of the age it had ceased to shine for darkness had taken over. Christ was now outside the church."
"Here is the sign in the sky. The last eclipse of the moon was a total eclipse. It waned to a total darkness in seven stages. In the seventh stage, the total darkness came as the Pope of Rome (Paul the Sixth) went to Palestine to make a holy tour of Jerusalem. He was the first pope to ever go to Jerusalem. The pope is named Paul the Sixth. Paul was the first messenger and this man goes by that name. Notice it is the sixth, or the number of man. This is more than a coincidence. And when he went to Jerusalem, the moon or the church went into total darkness. This is it. This is the end. This generation shall not pass away until all be fulfilled. Even so Lord Jesus, come quickly!" (op. cit., p. 371:1).
That was an eclipse of the Moon, indicating the apostasy of the Church. The funerary sign this coming Friday will be an eclipse of the Sun, indicating God is about to terminate the Gentile dispensation and turn His favor back to Israel.
With reference to the last two popes listed in Malachy's prophecy, a Brother has observed, '"Gloria Olivae" indicates he will be yet another Jew and likely a man of peace, while it appears that his successor, "Petrus Romanus" will be a Roman. Do you suppose this speaks of Rome breaking her covenant with the Jews? There are indications already, that the next Pope will be removed rather quickly, leaving Petrus Romanus and a full manifestation of Satan's Eden'.
The College of Cardinals, after the pattern of which the United States choose their president, is scheduled convene on April 18 to commence proceedings for the election of the next pope.
Historian Michael Hoffman III has presented some astute observations on the pontificate of Pope John Paul II.
Pope attacker 'had Vatican Help'
Rome, (AP) March 31, 2005 The Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II was quoted Thursday as saying Vatican prelates helped him carry out the 1981 attack in St. Peter's Square, but the claim was quickly dismissed by a Vatican cardinal. . . However, in his recently published book, "Memory and Identity: Conversations Between Millenniums," the pope returned to the issue by saying that Agca had been maneuvered by another party. "Ali Agca, as everyone says, is a professional assassin. The shooting was not his initiative, someone else planned it, someone else commissioned him," the pope wrote. Full story: cnn.com
Why the March 8.7 Quake did not cause a Tsunami
When the Eurasian tectonic plate tilted upwards during the 90 second earthquake on 28 March 2005, it created a brand new island offshore Sumatra. We can use this new island to prove that the March quake was real, and also to prove that the fake quake of December 26, 2004, was a nuclear war crime on an unprecedented scale. Full story: joevialls.net
Why Gas costs $3.00 per Gallon
"Five years ago an eye witness confirmed to me that Iraq had so much gas for sale Sadam Hussein's government was selling it to anyone inside Iraq for four or five cents a gallon. Now that we have bombed Iraq into the Stone Age, our prices are on the way to $3.00. And our leaders want to bomb Iran, the next biggest oil producer they can find. How much do you think that will cost us?"
Here's a homey analogy: "Suppose your government kills half the black and white cows in Wisconsin. Do you need a degree in animal husbandry to know what will happen to the price of milk in the supermarket?"
I am sorry to say, it's that simple; and there can be no excuse for the old, tired: "We did not know there would be a cost!" lies we hear from those who wanted the war. >Full story: Why Gas costs $2.00 per Gallon
Before the Fall
April 2, 2005 The recent rally of the United States dollar notwithstanding, the greenback has nowhere to go but down. But the Bush administration is betting that foreign investors will continue to invest huge sums in this depreciating currency. How huge? Last month, the government reported that the United States' deficit in international transactions, mainly trade, reached an unprecedented $666 billion in 2004, a 24 percent increase from the 2003 level and, at 5.7 percent of the economy, about two to three times what most economists consider sustainable.
The administration expects foreigners, mainly Asian central bankers, to keep plugging the trade gap because buying American securities increases their exports. It is also assuming that foreign central banks won't risk the losses in their dollar reserves that would occur if they started shunning dollar-based investments. In brief, the United States is betting that it's too bigin other countries' eyesto fail.
The dollar's current uptick is just a breather in its overall downward trajectory. It's due largely to the United States' higher interest rates, which lure foreign investors away from euros and into dollar-based investments. . .
If the world's central bankers accumulate fewer dollars, the result would be an unrelenting American need to borrow in the face of an ever weaker dollara recipe for higher interest rates and higher prices. The economic repercussions could unfold gradually, resulting in a long, slow decline in living standards. Or there could be a quick unraveling, with the hallmarks of an uncontrolled fiscal crisis. Or the pain could fall somewhere in between. If foreign reluctance to buy Treasury bonds pushed up long-term interest rates, mortgage rates would follow. If the economy is in a housing bubble, as many analysts believe, higher mortgage rates would pop it, with dire results for homeowners' balance sheets and the overall health of the economy. Full story: nytimes.com
The Voice of God, Part II
This week saw the death of Pope John Paul II, so-called Vicar of Christ and Voice of God on earth. Euphoric eulogies echo from diverse corners of a non-Christian Establishment anxious to realize the totalitarian New World Order that Jesus Christ refused (Matthew 4:8-9). This pontificate set aside Rome's purple veil of mock Christianity for a humanism that has drawn all races, cultures and religions together into a Judaeo-Communistic "unity in diversity" of "lesser brethren" willing to do Satan obeisance.
As Msgr. Wojtyla, the Pope pursued the ideal of "religious liberty, collegiality and ecumenism," better understood in terms of the Masonic slogan, "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity," which he has brought about point by point. They proceed from a common source and harmonize perfectly with the philosophic systems where man is king, freed from all of the constraints of God's unchanging Word and, master of his own destiny (Genesis 3:5).
". . . ecumenism . . . is now, increasingly, extended beyond its original borders. Ecumenism today extends to a larger field: it seeks the union of all religions, Christian or non-Christian. On May 19, 1964, Paul VI officially launched a Secretariat for the non-Christians . . . This secretariat played an important role during the last two sessions of the [Second Vatican] Council, favouring false ecumenism, especially concerning Judaism" (Rev. R. Wiltgen, Le Rhin se jette dans le Tibre, p. 169 et. seq).
Some months later, Msgr. Wojtyla declared, "Nostalgia for the unity of Christians makes common cause with that of unity for the whole human race. The new concept of a 'People of God' has made us revise the old truth about the possibility of redemption outside the limits of the Catholic church. This gives rise to the attitude of the church towards the other religions, which is based on the recognition of their spiritual values, humans and Christians together, reaching out to such religions as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism . . . The church wishes to undertake dialogue with the representatives of these religions. And here, Judaism occupies a very special place" (M. Malinski, Mon ami Karol Wojtyla, p. 189).
Brother Branham said how fitting were the characteristics of the city of Laodicea, formerly known as Diopolis (City of Zeus) to represent the Laodicean Church Age. "For example, they worshipped one god, Zeus, who was the chief and father of the gods. This forecast the twentieth century 'one God, father-of-us-all' religious premise that sets forth the brotherhood of man, and is even now bringing together the Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, etc. with the intent that a mutual form of worship will increase our love, understanding, and care of each other. The Catholics and Protestants are even now striving for, and actually gaining ground in this union with the avowed intent that all others will follow. This very attitude was seen in the United Nations Organization when the world leaders refused to recognize any one individual concept of spiritual worship but recommended putting aside all those separate concepts in hopes that all religions become leveled into one, for all desire the same goals, all have the same purposes and all are basically right" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 319:11; Revelation 13:8, 14-18).
"The Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of all mankind" is a theory fundamentally opposed to the teachings of the Bible. God is a Separator (Genesis 1:3; 13:9; Isaiah 8:9-22; Amos 3:3; II Corinthians 6:14-18; Revelation 18:4). He is not the Father of us all and neither are all men brothers (Genesis 3:15). Outside of God's Word, Pope John Paul II forged links with the Trilateral Commission, B'nai B'rith, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, animists, atheists, the Dalai-Lama god-king, Judaeo-Masonic United Nations, Voodoo and Protestant churches, preaching the illusion of peace without Christ, a peace based on mutual silence and equivocation in the presence of the most profound differences, a peace that is but a slogan founded on the quicksand of human will.
This is confirmed by our Lord Jesus Christ, "the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of Rome's fornication. . . And I (your name here . . . .) saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I (. . . . .) wondered with great admiration" (Revelation 17:2, 6).
Paul said, "I fear, lest by any means, as the Serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ" (II Corinthians 11:3). He warned of seducing clergy spirits, workings of devils and hypocrisies in the church in these last days, heady, high-minded, having a form of godliness but denying the revelationsthe power and the working of the Spirit, from such turn away (II Thessalonians 2:2-12; II Timothy 3; 4).
Balaam seduced Israel to commit fornication with Moab. Do you know that physical fornication is the very same spirit that lies in organized religion? I said that the spirit of fornication is the spirit of organization. And all fornicators will have their place in the lake of fire. That is what God thinks of organization. Yes sir, the whore and her daughters will be in the lake of fire.
Isaiah 54:1-5, "Sing, O barren Israel, who has not borne Spiritual children and was put away for unfaithfulness (during the Captivity, and the Gentile dispensation); break forth into singing; cry aloud, you who have not labored with child: for more are the children of the desolate wife (Gentile converts born during your blindness and banishment for adultery with the Talmud against the Word of God, and murder of Messiah), than were the Spiritual children (Old Testament saints) of the married wife" (Israel, before God put her away in desolation).
Speaking on this prophecy in Galatians 4:21-31, Paul contrasts the universal New Testament Church with the Church of the Old Testament legal dispensation, and the shadow of "Jerusalem which now is" under bondage to the Law, with the substance of the promise, "Jerusalem which is above and is free, which is the mother of all of Israel's Spiritual children," both Old and New Testament saints.
"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations: give abundantly the means for enlarging the Church, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes (Genesis 9:27); for you will break forth with increase on the right hand and on the left; and Israel and her Spiritual children shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities of Israel to be inhabited."
This speaks of the exponential increase of Israel's Spiritual children throughout the Gentile dispensation when natural Israel is blind, beset with sin and divorced by Jehovah.
"Fear not; for you will no longer live in shame. The shame of your youthful unfaithfulness as wife of Jehovah (almost from your earliest history), and the reproach of your widowhood will be remembered no more, (Israel's dismissal from God and consequent barrenness of spiritual children throughout the Captivity and the Gentile dispersion Isaiah 49:21; Jeremiah 3:24, 25 31:19; Hosea 2:2-5). For your Maker is your Husband; the Lord of hosts is His Name; He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of the whole earth".
After the "letter," Balaam and Moab worshipped the same God as Joshua and Israel, and fundamentally, the Pope and Rome worship the same God as Jesus Christ and Christians, but the fundamentals are not recognized without the Spirit.
According to "the letter," Jesus said, "On this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." The Catholic church claims that rock was Peter, who was never in Rome. Her denominational daughters claim Jesus was that Rock. Howbeit Jesus said, "Flesh and bloodman, Bible school, books and learning did not reveal who I am but My Father who is in heaven has revealed it, and on this rock of Spiritual revelation from Above I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against Spiritual revelation of the Word, which is faith" (Matthew 16:13-19; I Corinthians 3:9-11; Ephesians 2:20; 3:1-7; Colossians 1:25-27).
Balaam said, "Lot was Abraham's nephew, so we Moabites are your kinsmen. And we offer the same sacrifices to the God of Abraham." Israel listened to this hiss of the Serpent's reasoning, and committed natural and spiritual fornication which God never did forgive. When Pope John Paul II approached our so-called Protestant cousins with the same proposition, they rejected the Voice of God and the present Truth and committed spiritual fornication with her false creed, trinity of gods and a dry baptism.
In these last days God has restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God. As He put away Israel and turned to we Gentiles to take a people for His Name, He has divorced Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches from whom He calling out a Bride (Acts 15:14; Revelation 18:1-4). Like Eve, they have refused His spoken Word which is the original Seed and Life, and received a hybrid seed that predestinates their children to spiritual death as Eve's children, our bodies, are predestinated to physical death (Luke 8:11; Jude 12).
There is a physical womb and there is a spiritual womb. Before a woman can commit the act of physical adultery and receive the seed of some strange man, she must commit spiritual intercourse by receiving the seed of discrepancy into the womb of her mind. Jesus said, "Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart" by entertaining the thought instead of instantly casting it out. The mind is the womb of the spirit, so when we believe Satan's humanistic ecumenical lies, the seed of discrepancy pollutes our soul.
As a man wants a wife who is separated to himself, so Christ's Bride must be a virgin to the Word with not a hint of creed or human reasoning. And as natural Israel was to be separated from the nations, Spiritual Israel, pregnant with the promised Seed natural Israel refused, must be separated from the denomi-nations.
Thus for the Spiritual birth our soul must be justified by grace through faith by a clear revelation of the true oneness of the godhead testified by the washing of our body as a living sacrifice in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38-39). Next our mind must be sanctified by further revelation as a holy womb through which the Seed Word can pass unpolluted by human conscience, reasoning, memory, imagination, affection, or intellectual understanding, to become a quickening revelation in the soul. John 5:24, "He who hears the Voice of God, and believes on Him who sent Me, has eternal Life, and shall not come to the judgment of the great tribulation but has passed from death unto Life".
It is not the last Adam who doubts the Word, for He is the Word; it's the Bride taken from His side after God put Him to sleep on Calvary. It was not the first Adam who doubted the Word, for he was the Word; it was his wife who was taken from his side as a byproduct many years after God had finished creation. If death came by Adam then it came by his Father, God the Word, whose law of reproduction allows no change in specie, for everything must reproduce after its own kind from seed within itself. Death came by the woman who hybrid with the seed of the Serpent. The Spirit-quickened Word in our soul, which is the feminine of God, is Life. When the woman, church organization, hybrid the Word with the hiss of the Serpent it becomes death.
Romans 5:12-14, "As sin entered into the world by one man and death as the result of sin; so death passed upon all men, because all have sinnedfor until the Law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law to transgress. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not personally transgress a positive command like Adam, who is a type of the One who was to come" (in reverse: the trespass of the former brought condemnation and death for concealing Eve's sin and placing its consequences on the whole of nature; the righteous act of the latter brought justification and acquittal by grace through faith, exposing sin and paying its penalty for whomsoever will in Adam's race by taking their guilt upon His own shoulders).
Adam did not sin but committed iniquity by ignoring Eve's sin and taking her to himself in the sure knowledge he was forfeiting his dominion over earth to Satan and condemning all creation to death (Leviticus 24:17-21; Romans 6:23). Thus sin and its consequences spread through the world. However, Adam had the revelation he was the son of God, and as part of God he could no more be "lost" than God could be lost. He knew that some time, somehow, God would have to redeem him, and when He did so Eve would also be redeemed because through the marriage union she was flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone.
I Timothy 2:13-15, "For Adam was first formed, then Eve (the byproduct). And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety".
Paul's revelation was that Adam did not and could not sin for he was the manifested Voice of God "made in the image and glory of God;" whereas his wife was a byproduct "made from man for the glory of the man" (I Corinthians 11:1-16). Paul well knew the original sin manifested Eve's adultery with the Serpent for he says, "In spite of the trial of childbearing through which woman passes (as her portion of the curse, Genesis 3:16), she shall be saved." Moreover, the very curse will be turned into a condition favorable to her salvation is she faithfully performs her part in doing and suffering what God has assigned to her, namely, child-bearing and home dutiesher sphere, as distinguished from public teaching, which is not hers, but man's, "if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety" (I Timothy 2:11-12).
In this home sphere, not ordinarily in one of active duty for advancing the kingdom of God, which contradicts the position assigned to her by God, she will be saved on the same terms as all others, namely, by living faith (just as a man shall be saved, though having to bear his part, namely, the sweat of his brow).
Brother Branham said, "You women, as you serve your husband, you serve God" (Genesis 3:16; Ephesians 5:22-24). "When a woman gets out of the kitchen she's out of her place. Whether she's preaching the Gospel or whatever she's doing, she's out of her place. Man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man. Man is not a byproduct of a woman, but the woman is a byproduct of the man. I know that scorches, but it's Gospel pill that'll open up your spiritual digesting tract, and let the Holy Ghost sweep through and make you a different person, if you'll believe it. Amen."
Together with her husband, woman's active duty in advancing the kingdom of God is to "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).
Eve was still deceived by the Devil-incarnate Serpent nine months after God had confronted the couple and expelled them from the Garden. For when she gave birth to her firstborn she declared, "I have gotten a man from the Lord," and believing he was "the beginning of the creation of God" she called him Cain, which means "acquired one" (Revelation 3:14). "She continued in labor and bore his step-brother, Abel" whose name means "vanity" or "nothingness as a vapor" (Genesis 4:1-2). Eve was still upholding the Serpent's lie above the Words of God and her prophet husband.
In these last days, God has sent the denominational churches "strong delusion to believe the same lie Eve believed:" that we are all His children and God loves us all (II Thessalonians 2:11; II Corinthians 11:1-3). We are not, and He does not.
The last Adam calls Rome "the great whore," and her daughter churches "harlots" (Revelation 17:5). The wife of the first Adam committed whoredom before he could know her, and the espoused wife of the last Adam committed whoredom at the First Nicaea Council before He could take her to Himself in the rapture. So the first Eve was a type of the last Eve.
Jehovah's espoused bride Israel committed idolatry which is spiritual adultery a couple of weeks after entering covenant with Him in the blood of the first Pascal lamb even before Moses returned from Mount Sinai (Exodus 32). And again when they joined themselves in interdenominational worship with Baal-Peor and committed physical adultery with the Moabites at Shittim (Numbers 25). Again in the time of Samuel the prophet, Israel rejected God's Headship of God for a human king like their pagan neighbors (I Samuel 8). Finally, God put away Israel and Judah for whoredom (Hosea 1-2). Finally "all the people" betrayed and murdered the last Passover Lamb, declaring "His Blood [of the New Covenant] be upon us and upon our children" and to this day it is (Matthew 27:25; 23:33-36).
So long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals, Christ was a Mediator for the ignorance of His elect as Aaron had been a Mediator for the ignorant mistakes of the Israelites called out of Egypt (but not the mixed multitude who followed with them). He received the revelation of the Word for their day, placed their ignorance under the Blood and baptized them into His Body. However, since Christ has opened the Seven Seals and revealed them through His prophet, William Branham, "that which was in partPART-Word and theological guessworktogether with His Mediation for imperfect revelation, has been done away for we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word" (I Corinthians 13:10).
Adam's Bride never bore the Life-Child because she left the Word. Jehovah's bride was put away because she rejected His prophet Samuel with THUS SAITH THE LORD, the Word. And Christ's espoused bride, the church, committed whoredom against the Word at Nicaea before He could take her to Himself in the rapture.
Christ's end-time Bride will have to be a Word-Bride with the Voice of God in order to manifest the Sons of God and change in the atoms (I Corinthians 15:50-55). Like Mary, she will have a virgin womb for the Word and say, "Be it unto me as You have said." Because He is the Word, she must also be the Word in order to reproduce His Life in her (Genesis 1:11). As He was physically born from the virgin womb of Mary, she will be born spiritually from the virgin womb of her sanctified mind. "Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one" (Job 14:4).
When the first Adam came to his wife she was already pregnated to death by the corrupt seed of the Serpent. But when Joseph came to his wife, she was pregnant with Life to restore the Word through a human womb. Adam's wife doubted the Word and brought death; Joseph's wife believed the Word "and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us" (John 1:14). The church is pregnant with the seed of discrepancy and death (Revelation 22:18-19). Christ's end-time Bride is pregnant with the Spoken Word, "the true sayings of God," and Life (Revelation 19:7-9; 22:10).
One night as Brother Branham was seeking the Lord, the Holy Spirit told him to pick up his pen and write. "As I grasped the pen to write, His Spirit gave me a Message for the Church. I want to bring it to you. . . It has to do with the Word and the Bride".
"Here is what I am trying to say to you. The law of reproduction is that each specie brings forth after its own kind, even according to Genesis 1:11, "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, and the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so." Whatever life was in the seed came forth into a plant and thence into fruit. The very same law applies to the church today. Whatever seed started the church will come forth and be like the original seed because it is the same seed. In these last days the true Bride Church (Christ's seed) will come to the Headstone, and she will be the super church, a super race, as she nears Him. They in the Bride will be so much like Him that they will even be in His very image. This is in order to be united with Him. They will be one. They will be the very manifestation of the Word of the living God. Denominations cannot produce this (wrong seed). They will produce their creeds and their dogmas, mixed with the Word. This mongrelizing brings forth a hybrid product."
"The first son (Adam) was the spoken seed-Word of God. He was given a bride to reproduce himself. That is why the bride was given to him, to reproduce himself; to produce another son of God. But she fell. She fell by hybridization. She caused him to die."
"The second Son (Jesus), also a spoken Seed-Word of God was given a bride like as was Adam. But before He could marry her, she also had fallen. She, like Adam's wife, was put to the test whether she would believe the Word of God and live, or doubt the Word and die. She doubted. She left the Word. She died."
"From a little group of the true seed of the Word, God will present Christ with a beloved Bride. She is a virgin of His Word. She is a virgin because she knows no man-made creeds or dogmas. By and through the members of the Bride will be fulfilled all that was promised of God to be made manifest in the virgin."
"The Word of promise came to the virgin Mary. But that Word of promise was He, Himself, to be made manifest. God was made manifest. He, Himself, acted at that time and fulfilled His own Word of promise in the virgin. It was an angel that had brought her the Message. But the angel's Message was the Word of God. Isaiah 9:6. He fulfilled at that time all that was written of Him because she accepted His Word to her."
"The members of the virgin Bride will love Him, and they will have His potentials, for He is their head, and all power belongs to Him. They are subject to Him as the members of our bodies are subject to our heads."
"Notice the harmony of the Father and the Son. Jesus never did anything until it was first showed Him by the Father. John 5:19. This harmony is now to exist between the Groom and His Bride. He shows her His Word of Life. She receives it. She never doubts it. Therefore, nothing can harm her, not even death. For if the seed be planted the water will raise it up again. Here is the secret of this. The Word is in the Bride (as it was in Mary). The Bride has the mind of Christ for she knows what He wants done with the Word. She performs the command of the Word in His Name for she has "thus saith the Lord." Then the Word is quickened by the Spirit and it comes to pass. Like a seed that is planted and watered, it comes to full harvest, serving its purpose."
"Those in the Bride do only His will. No one can make them do otherwise. They have 'thus saith the Lord' or they keep still. They know that it has to be God in them doing the works, fulfilling His own Word. He did not complete all His work while in His earthly ministry so now He works in and through the Bride."
"She knows that, for it was not yet time for Him to do certain things that He must now do. But He will now fulfill through the Bride that work which He left for this specific time."
"Now let us stand like Joshua and Caleb. Our promised land is coming in sight even as theirs did. Now Joshua means "Jehovah Saviour", and he represents the end-time leader that will come to the church even as Paul came as the original leader. Caleb represents those that stayed true with Joshua. Remember, God had started Israel as a virgin with His Word. But they wanted something different. So did the last day church. Notice how God did not move Israel, or let her go into the Promised Land until it was His own appointed time. Now the people might have put pressure on Joshua, the leader, and said, "The land is ours, let's go and take it. Joshua, you are all through, you must have lost your commission, you don't have the power you used to have. You used to hear from God and know the will of God, and act quickly. Something is wrong with you." But Joshua was a God-sent prophet and he knew the promises of God, so he waited for them. He waited for a clear-cut decision from God and when the time came to move, God placed the full leadership in Joshua's hands because he had stayed with the Word. God could trust Joshua but not the others. So it will repeat in this end day. The same problem, the same pressures."
"Take the example we see in Moses. This mighty anointed prophet of God had a peculiar birth, being born at the right time for the deliverance of Abraham's seed from Egypt. He never stayed in Egypt to argue Scripture with them, nor fuss at the priests. He went to the wilderness until the people were ready to receive him. God called Moses to the wilderness. The waiting was not on Moses' part but because of the people who were not ready to receive him. Moses thought the people would understand but they did not."
"Then there is Elijah to whom the Word of the Lord came. When he got through preaching the truth and that group back there that is the forerunner of the American Jezebel group would not receive the Word, God called him off the field and plagued that generation for rejecting the prophet and the message that God had given. God called him to the wilderness and he would not come out even for the king. Those who tried to persuade him to do so, died. But God spoke to His faithful prophet by vision. Out of hiding he came and brought back the Word to Israel.
"Then came John the Baptist, Christ's faithful forerunner, the mighty prophet for his day. He did not go to his father's school, or the school of the Phariseeshe went to no denomination, but out to the wilderness called there by God. There he stayed until the Lord sent him out with the Message, crying, 'The Messiah is at hand'."
"Now let us take a Scriptural warning here. Was it not in the days of Moses whom God had vindicated that Korah rose up and withstood that mighty prophet? He disputed with Moses and claimed that he had as much from God to lead the people and that others shared in the Divine revelation as well as did Moses. He denied the authority of Moses. Now the people back there, after they had heard the true Word and were well acquainted with the fact that a true prophet was vindicated of God, I say those people fell for Korah and his gainsayings. Korah was not a Scriptural prophet but the people in great numbers with their leaders went for him. How like the evangelists today with their golden calf schemes like Korah's. They look good to the people as Korah looked good then. They have blood on their foreheads, oil on their hands and balls of fire on the platform. They allow women preachers; let women cut their hair, wear slacks and shorts, and by-pass the Word of God for their own creeds and dogmas. That shows what kind of seed is in them. But not all the people turned on Moses and left the Word of God. No. The elect stayed with him. The same is happening again today. Many are leaving the Word but some are staying with it. But remember the parable of the wheat and tares. The tares have to be bundled for burning. These apostate churches are getting bound closer and closer together, ready for the fires of God's judgment. But the wheat is going to be gathered to the Master."
"Now I want you to be very careful here and see this. God has promised that at the end time Malachi 4 is going to be fulfilled. It has to be for it is the Spirit-quickened Word of God spoken by the prophet Malachi. Jesus referred to it. It is just before Christ comes the second time. By the time Jesus comes all Scripture must be fulfilled. The Gentile dispensation will be in its last Church Age when that messenger of Malachi comes. He will be right with the Word. He will take the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation. He will start at the Serpent's seed and carry on to the Messenger in the latter rain. But he will be rejected by the denominations."
"He has to be for that is history repeating itself from the time of Ahab. Israel's history under Ahab is happening right here in America where the prophet of Malachi appears. As Israel left Egypt to worship in freedom, pushed out the natives, raised up a nation with great leaders like David etc., and then put an Ahab on the throne with a Jezebel behind him to direct, so have we done the very same in America. Our forefathers left for this land to worship and live in freedom. They pushed back the natives and took over the land. Mighty men like Washington and Lincoln were raised up but after awhile other men of such poor caliber succeeded these worthy men that soon an Ahab was set in the presidential chair with a Jezebel behind him to direct him. It is at such a time as this that the messenger of Malachi must come. Then in the latter rain will come a Mount Carmel showdown. Watch this carefully now to see it in the Word. John was the forerunner of Malachi 3. He planted the former rain and was rejected by the organizations of his day. Jesus came and had a Mount Transfiguration show down. The second forerunner of Christ will sow for the latter rain. Jesus will be the showdown between the denominations and creeds, for He will come to back up His Word and take His Bride in the rapture. The first showdown was Mount Carmel; the second was the Mount Transfiguration, and the third will be Mount Zion."
"The strange behaviour of Moses, Elijah, and John withdrawing from the people into seclusion left many confused. They did not realize that it was because their messages had been rejected. But the seed had been sown, the planting was over. Judgment was next. They had served their purpose as a sign to the people, so judgment was next."
"I believe according to Revelation 13:16 that the Bride will have to stop preaching for the beast is demanding the mark in the hand or forehead if permission to preach be granted. Denominations will take the mark, or be forced to quit preaching. Then the Lamb will come for His Bride and judge the great harlot."
"Now remember that Moses was born for a certain work, but he could not do that work until he had received the gifts which would enable him to do the work. He had to go out in the desert and wait there; God had an appointed time. There was to be a certain Pharaoh on the throne, and the people had to be crying for the bread of life, before God could send him back. This is true for our day."
"But what do we have in this our day? Multitudes are working signs until we have a generation of sign seekers that know little or nothing about the Word, or a true move of the Spirit of God. If they see blood, oil and fire they are happy; it matters not what is in the Word. They will support any sign, even unscriptural ones. But God has warned us about that. He said in Matthew 24 that in the last days the two spirits would be so close together that only the very elect could tell them apart, for they alone would not be deceived."
"How can you tell the spirits apart? Just give them the Word test. If they don't speak that Word, they are of the evil one. As the evil one deceived the first two brides, he will try to deceive the Bride of this last day, by trying to get her to hybridize herself through creeds, or just plainly turning from the Word to any sign that suits her. But God never placed signs ahead of the Word. Signs follow the Word, as when Elijah told the woman to bake a cake for him first, according to the Word of the Lord. When she did as the Word said, the proper sign came. Come to the Word first and then watch the miracle. The seed Word is energized by the Spirit."
"How can any messenger sent from God believe only a part of the Word and deny some of it? The true prophet of God in this last day will proclaim the whole Word. Denominations will hate him. His words may be as harsh as John the Baptist who called them vipers. But the predestinated will hear and be ready for the rapture. The Royal Seed of Abraham, with like faith as Abraham's will hold to the Word with him, for they are predestinated together."
"The last day messenger will appear in God's appointed time. It is the end time now as all know, for Israel is in the homeland. Any time now he will come according to Malachi. When we see him, he will be dedicated to the Word. He will be indicated (pointed out in the Word Revelation 10:7), and God will vindicate his ministry. He will preach the truth as did Elijah and be ready for the Mount Zion showdown."
"Many will misunderstand him because they have been taught Scripture in a certain way which they consider truth. When he comes against that, they will not believe. Even some true ministers will misunderstand the messenger because so much has been called God's truth by deceivers."
"But this prophet will come, and as the forerunner to the first Coming cried, "Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world," even so will he no doubt cry out, "Behold the Lamb of God coming in glory." He will do this, for even as John was the messenger of truth to the elect, so is this one the last messenger to the elect and Word-born Bride" (ibid. p. 171:1 176:4).
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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.