Bible Believers' Newsletter 385
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Please welcome another new guest contributor, our friend from Belize Brother Boyd Reneau, whose sweet love for the Lord has conferred several gems of revelation we have all shared through this Newsletter. Boyd writes on the lateness of the hour, signs and "the tremendous victory in the love Divine" made possible by Brother Branham's decision to choose the narrow path, the harder way, like Moses, Jesus Christ and Paul.
We are living in the harvest time when every plant is coming to maturity to reveal the life of the seed that was sown (Matthew 5:45; 13:24-30; Hebrews 6:1-8). An intriguing sign of the times is the mysterious base being constructed by the USA in Israel with a completion date of August, 31, 2005. While the world hastens Satan's Eden and Dystopia, our destiny is Utopia in the eternal Land of the Millennium.
We are approaching the climax between Red Communism, the Black Nobility and the purple of the Roman Catholic churchthree factions of the same 'hidden hand' brought into controlled conflict to wrest world hegemony from the rightful Heir. We shall soon see Russia attack and successfully invade the United States. Yet her prize will quickly pass to the Judaeo-Catholic church as Scripture says Rome will rule to the consummation. By the authority of her "franchise" over religions, world peace will be restored. In alliance with International Jewish Finance and the Black Nobility she will be crowned queen of heaven, mistress of the world and empress over a New World Order (Daniel 7:19-27; Revelation 17:1-6).
After three and a half years, Rome will break her agreement with the Jewish banksters who, together with the Black Nobility, will hate the whore and transfer their allegiance to Judaeo-Communist Russiabecoming Gog, the chief ruler of Magog who will 'nuke' Vatican City State and the United States of America, thereby precipitating Armageddon.
Meanwhile, Western leaders rev-up proxy-terror attacks on their citizens and hatred against innocent Islam to force World War III to the "hot" stage.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Attempts to smear Rense.com as 'Anti-Semitic' Continue
Not a week goes by that we don't receive threats or intimidation at the hands of those who would impose a fascist silence over news or editorial commentary of which they disapprove. From email harassment to telephone threats, there is no shortage of neo Brown Shirt, book-burning freedom-hating enemies of our besieged Constitution, the Bill of Rights and YOUR right to be informed and to entertain alternative viewpoints on ALL subjects. That, after all, is what true journalism is all about.
The issue is ZIONISM and how it has hijacked Judaism and the nation of Israel and is using them as worldwide geopolitical tools of suppression, control, massive manipulation, spying, bribery, blackmail, influence-peddling, and God only knows how many other things. No, Israel is not the only nation that is engaged in such endeavors but it is certainly up near the top of the list in terms of brilliance, sophistication, ruthlessness and results.
Zionist Israel is, in fact, now among the top five arms merchants on the planet and many of its huge sales of advanced and deadly technology are made to America's sworn enemies. The irony of much of the arms and technology export business in Israel is that it is being paid for and underwritten with US taxpayer money via the never-to-be-repaid 'loan guarantees' our rubber stamp Congress has given the Zionist state for many decades.
As is well-known by most scholars and students of Middle East history, Zionists have used Judaism and Jews for their own devices for centuries. As the brilliant Jewish scholar, Lenni Brenner, has documented beyond doubt (51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis), Hitler's government offered ALL Jews safe passage out of Europe in 1942 in exchange for a few million dollars. When top Jews went to the world Zionist headquarters in Switzerland and informed its leaders of the offer and requested the funds, they were turned down on the spot. The Zionists told the Jews that many Jews had to die during the war to guarantee them the leverage to force the creation of the state of Israel after the war. Zionist-Third Reich collaboration is one of the darkest of all WWII secrets. For nearly a century, Zionism has hidden behind the brilliant tool of immediately assaulting anyone who dares criticize Zionist Israel or Zionist Jews AND Zionist Christians as being 'anti-semites.' This technique has been extremely successful . . . until the last few years when it began to exposed as the contrived device it is, used by Zionists to dominate critics, generate fear and shut down debate. (Read Jewish author, Lenni Brenner's first book, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators on-line).
The majority of people who visit this site condemn such clear and transparent efforts to restrict freedom of speech, inquiry, and intellectual consideration of the facts of history. Radical Zionists are the new Brown Shirts, book-burners and censors. And they have nothing to do with millions of Jews of good faith and pure heart.
Full story: rense.com conspiracypenpal.com conspiracypenpal.com
Comment: Edward Mortimer, presently Director of Communications for UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, praised "Zionism in the Age of the Dictators in the 2/11/84 London Times.
"Zionism," Mortimer wrote, "started from the assumption that anti-Semitism was inevitable and even in a sense justified so long as Jews were outside the land of Israel."
"It is true that only an extreme lunatic fringe of Zionism went so far as to offer to join the war on Germany's side in 1941, in the hope of establishing "the historical Jewish state on a national and totalitarian basis, and bound by a treaty with the German Reich." Unfortunately this was the group which the present Prime Minister of Israel chose to join."
(Yitzhak Shamir, Prime Minister, 1983-84/86-92, was a leader of the 'Stern Gang' when it tried to ally with Hitler. He is an elder statesman in Israel's ruling Likud Party. In the 1930s and 40s, several Likud leaders, followers of Vladimir Jabotinsky's "Zionist-Revisionism," proclaimed themselves totalitarians).
"That fact gives an extra edge of topicality to what would in any case be a highly controversial study of the Zionist record in the heyday of European fascism by Lenni Brenner, an American Trotskyist writer who happens also to be Jewish. It is short (250 pages), crisp and carefully documented. Mr. Brenner is able to cite numerous cases where Zionists collaborated with anti-Semitic regimes, including Hitler's; he is careful also to put on record the opposition to such policies within the Zionist movement."
"In retrospect these activities have been defended as a distasteful but necessary expedient to save Jewish lives. But Brenner shows that most of the time this aim was secondary. The Zionist leaders wanted to help young, skilled and able-bodied Jews to emigrate to Palestine. They were never in the forefront of the struggle against fascism in Europe."
Armageddon: Zionism's Diabolical Goal
Many Christians throughout this land feel the same . . . They have organized a Temple Mount Foundation to raise money to help Jewish terrorists destroy the Muslim mosque. I talked with several, including Terry Reisenhoover of Oklahoma, and the Reverend James DeLoach of Houston's Second Baptist Church.
The Rev. DeLoach visited in my apartment in Washington, and was proud to tell me he had raised and spent tens of thousands of dollars to defend Jewish terrorists charged with assaults on the mosque. He was pleased to relate that he had entertained, in his Houston home, Jewish terrorists charged with assaults on the mosque. He was also pleased to relate that he had entertained, in his Houston home, Jewish yeshiva students who were studying how to slaughter animals, to be used as sacrifice inside the temple they hope to build . . .
Christian Zionists, or dispensationalists, give Israel total support because they think there has to be an Israel there, a placenot for Jews, but for the battle of Armageddon, which they actually believe must occur. It's part of the required steps, they believe, that will lead to their Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ.
Because of their scenario, they make a cult of the land of Israel. Full story: proliberty.com
Comment: These delusions are contrary to the Old and New Testaments. The second Coming of Christ was the fullness of the Word (Acts 3:21-23; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:1-7). When the glorified Man from Galilee returns He will come back with the saint of all Ages to step out on the ashes of the wicked after Armageddon has destroyed all life on earth (Isaiah 13:9; Daniel 2:44; Malachi 4:1-3). The revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 brought Christ back to earth in WORD form. Messiah is here NOW. This initiated the threefold process of I Thessalonians 4:14-18 and I Corinthians 15:50-58 we call the "rapture" as foreshadowed by Moses in Genesis 5:23. Christians will be translated almost seven years before Armageddon.
The natural always types the Spiritual: 2,000 years ago Jews and non-elect natural Israelites were blinded by false teaching called "the traditions of the elders (or Babylonian Talmud) which make Moses and the Prophets of no effect." Consequently they refused the ministry of John the Baptist, the "Elijah" of Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3, and looked for a Talmudic make-believe military Messiah who would subjugate Rome and give Judah world hegemony.
Now dominated by Cainites as foretold in Genesis 27:39-41 and Malachi 1:4 and confirmed by statistics in every Jewish encyclopaedia, the non-elect of natural Israel are about to achieve Talmudic world hegemony through their surrogates: the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church, Black Nobility, and Judaeo-Communism.
Their anti-type non-elect of Spiritual Israel: nominal Christians so-called, are now dominated by spiritual Cainites, and apostate as prophesied (Revelation 2:9; 3:9; II Thessalonians 2:1-4; Revelation 3:17-20; 18:1-4). Having rejected their "Elijah" of Malachi 4:5-6, they too are anticipating the wrong Coming, and as the Hebrew denominations forced their mark of the beast upon the primitive Church at the point of a Roman sword, these Gentile denominations will force their mark of the beast upon believing Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob at the point of a Roman sword (Jeremiah 30:7; Revelation 12:7-17; 13:11-18) . . . then Armageddon.
Anyone condoning animal sacrifices in this day is a blasphemer who knows not Moses or the prophets. Animals are not kin to man. Jesus Messiah was the true Lamb of God sacrificed once by "all Israel" 2,000 years ago. Read Leviticus 28; Isaiah 53 and Zechariah 11-13.
Explosions in London: Highly Suspicious Circumstances
Fox News has carried a report from AP saying that Scotland Yard had prior knowledge. Israeli News is reporting that "The Israeli Embassy in London was notified in advance, resulting in Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remaining in his hotel room rather than make his way to the hotel adjacent to the site of the first explosion, a Liverpool Street train station, where he was to address and economic summit".
The warning contradicts the fact that the original explanation of a power surge went out for an hour or more. They knew it was an attack but put out a false explanation. Plus why did Netanyahu get a warning and the victims didn't? Full story: prisonplanet.com stewwebb.com prisonplanet#2 rense.com abcnews.go.com antiwar.com thesimon.com biblebelievers.org.au
Ex-Mossad Chief calls for World War after London Attack
July 7, 2005 The multiple, simultaneous explosions that took place today on the London transportation system were the work of perpetrators who had an operational capacity of considerable scope. . . We are faced with a deadly and determined adversary who will stop at nothing and will persevere as long as he exists as a fighting terrorist force. . .
Comment: This man knows the facts. But declare war against Israel?? Full story: jpost.com whatreallyhappened.com whatreallyhappened.com
Chemtrails A Meeting
- The operation is a joint project between the Pentagon and the pharmaceutical industry.
- The Pentagon wishes to test biological diseases for war purposes on unsuspecting populations. It was stated that SARS is a failure as the rate of mortality was intended to be 80%.
- The pharmaceutical industry is making trillions on medications designed to treat both fatal and non-fatal diseases given to populations.
- The bacteria and viruses are freeze-dried and then placed on fine filaments for release.
- The metals released along with the diseases heat up from the sun, creating a perfect environment for the bacteria and viruses to thrive in the air supply.
- Most countries being sprayed are unaware of the activities and they have not consented to the activities. He states that commercial aircraft flying are one of the delivery systems.
- Most of the "players" are old friends and business partners of the senior Bush.
- The ultimate goal is the control of all populations through directed and accurate spraying of drugs, diseases, etc.
- People who have tried to reveal the truth have been imprisoned and killed.
- This is the most dangerous and dark time that I have experienced in all of my years of serving this country.
Full story: carnicom.com Carnicom.com
Comment: Revelation 6:8; 16:17; Protocol 10:19 inoculation of diseases.
Dystopia! Now is the Last Chance to get Your Future Right
By Boyd Reneau
I Timothy 6:13-16, "In the Presence of God who gives life to all things, and of Jesus Christ, who witnessed a good confession before Pontius Pilate, I charge you to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which will be manifested in the proper time by the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality, dwelling in unapproachable Light whom no man has ever seen or can see. To Him be honour and dominion forever. Amen."
As the splitting of the atom releases a vast resource of natural power, breaking the Bread of Life imparts a superabundance of Supernatural faith in the heart of God's elect: revelation that saves to the uttermost, and brings the saints to maturity in the unity of the faith. Unlike uncontrolled natural power that causes men to explode in self-importance, and then implode in folly, the authority of faith produces character under preeminence, ensuring we grow up into the perfect image of Christ.
Philippians 1:6, "He who has begun a good work in you will bring it to completion in the day of Jesus Christ".
All of God's works are great and wondrous, but one of the greatest things God does is to vindicate His Word, bringing it to pass. His loves to do that to show He is God, and it blesses the hearts of His people knowing they are standing on His unchanging Word of Promise. We believe His Word because He said so: when it comes to pass, it shows His superintendence over all time, history, and in the affairs of men, proving the infallibility of His foreordained and predestined will.
The Hebrews Eleven Hall of Fame and a host of other Scriptures show God is meticulous, and how in ages past He has stood by His Word and delivered all who dared believe Him. In Old Testament times when His people were few in number He suffered no man to do them wrong. He reproved kings for their sakes saying, "Touch not My anointed and do My prophets no harm" (Psalm 105:12-15). Today His people are far less numerousstill He suffers no man to do us harm and rebukes kings for our sakes.
In studying Scripture to identify our place in prophecy we find ourselves at the climax of world history. From the day of the promise to the present the world has never been in the estate it is in right now. Political power is again uniting with and doing the bidding of Religious power, and they will fully intertwine with Demon power to exert all the power of the Beast in Satan's One World Government. The signs are all around us. Jesus forewarned that at the time of His 'parousia,' not five cities only, but the whole world would be in a Sodom condition. This sign is visible all around us. He said, "As it was in the days of Lot, so will it be in the days when the Son of Man is revealed" (Luke 17:28).
Judges condone same-sex marriage and the moral depravity of this generation. A dedicated 24-hour 'Gay' television station broadcasts its perversions. Six thousand years of sin heaped up in the West will not escape the wrath of the righteous Judge when He cleanses the Holy of Holies and casts Satan down to earth.
In Noah's day "the wickedness of man was great, and the intention of all human thinking was continually evil . . . and God looked upon the earth and saw how degenerated it was; for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth, and the earth was filled with violence." Those exceedingly violent conditions of Noah's day have repeated, and men do whatever is right in their own eyes regardless of God's Word. Message believers wear shorts, expose themselves to mind-controlling TV programs, and disregarding God's command against miscegenation, mingle with the Serpent's seed, taking wives of whomsoever they choose, eating, drinking, planting and building Satan's Eden on Earth.
Prophetically, God's great grace has been revealed to the Church. Brother Branham, His end-time prophet-messenger was the angel to the Seventh or Laodicean Church, the last Age in which the Book remained sealed, and as Son of God, Christ mediated between God and His elect. Brother Branham's ministry restored the Apostolic Faith that led us across the breach between the Church Ages into the fullness of this present holy convocation or fiftieth day we call the Bride Age. For as John the Baptist introduced Christ's first coming, Brother Branham's Message introduced His Second Coming as Son of Man, King of kings and Judge.
"Having a form of godliness but denying the power of revelation," the denominations have fallen into a backslidden Laodicean condition, while the Bride has "the true sayings of God" which are THUS SAITH THE LORD.
Last week I asked a young minister if he was having Bible study or a prayer meeting that night; he said "neither of the two, tonight we will study the manual What Nazarenes Believe." Such is the state of our denominational cousins. In a crucial hour like this, instead of going deep into God's holy Word, they honour Jezebel by studying the Doctrine of the Nicolaitanes.
Rather than seeking out the unsearchable riches of Christ to secure His treasures in their earthen vessels, and embracing this vast kingdom the Father's good will has given us, they heap to themselves teachers having ears, wanting to hear a Frank Sinatra type gospel and live life 'their way.' Evidently coming alive again in Christ is not a possibility in those circles. But Message believers tossed about with winds of conflicting doctrines are also experiencing soul desertification because they are still not anchored to the tie post of the soul.
They don't learn from others who share the vision and revelation for this hour, nor encourage one another to seek the Lord for those things He has determined His Church must have. Asynchronous learning is not possible. Dreams of worldly possessions or things of a religious flavour have no appeal to the Body of Christ in this hour. Stirring up the gifts God has placed within and the blessings that naturally flow from investing one's talents is admonished, but once the gifts are stirred and the power of newfound faith becomes evident, it offends the people.
One minister I know taught that the names all those born (the first time) after 1963 were not on Lamb's Book of Life but that they could be brought in by the Ministry of Reconciliation. Now the Bride has had the ministry of reconciliation since the day of Pentecost, but no names can be added to that Book. That would preclude God's omniscience. Besides, the Lamb's Book of Life is the genealogy of the Logoswhose Attributes were and will always be eternal Life.
God is transforming a people by perfect faith to receive the Promised Son. Like Abraham and Sarah before they received the son of their promise, our bodies will have to be changed before we can meet the Son of our promise. The global breakdown is not just in the religious systems, the political, cultural and social aspects of society are in the same pot. The economic interdependence of the world today will mean collapse, and the collapse will be global. The United States Supreme Court last week voted 5:4 to allow local governments and cities to resume American homes and lands for corporate development if they deem it economically advantageous for the community: one further piece of legislation to increase the insecurity of those who are going to be caught in the great tribulation.
My country of Belize is a member of the British Commonwealth and our laws are based on British Common Law but we have seen incipient regression. Our Parliament, once based on the Westminster System of Government, has morphed into the Worstminister System where the lesser of two evils is elected in a two party dictatorship.
Our population is small and fragmented. People are generally non-productive, disorganized, and fail to take responsibility for their own future with too many dependent on handouts and favours from political bosses. So in spite of an abundance of God-given wealth and natural resources, most people are becoming poorer and poorer.
Ongoing government policies of excessive privatization in the brine of Globalization agendas have seen national assets like power, telephone and water services disappear into foreign hands. The Senate is presently conducting hearings into the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars from the coffers of Social Security to friends and cronies of the government.
Despite studies being conducted on ways to alleviate poverty, the policies prevailing over the last half-century have undermined the very foundations of the nation's future. The main evidence for this is an unsustainable national debt incurred for the benefit of private interest groups within the country. Belize today consists of "protected areas"reserves for Jaguars and howler monkeys, and a world heritage sitebut its human inhabitants are abandoned, marginalized and well on the way to extinction. Government seems to act like the directors of an offshore entity, passing resolution after resolution to advance private overseas interests. It matters not which political party is in power or which reform committees are set up. After all the workshops, seminars, debates, symposiums or awareness campaigns, the status quo remains unchanged.
The paradox is that from an age of total spiritual and moral declinethe most perverse of all agesChrist is calling a Bride. There is an abundance of Spiritual food in the storehouse for the eagles. "Iron sharpens iron, and the sparks fly as the dullness of the blade is replaced by a razor-sharp edge." This is no time for moping around; "If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small" (Proverbs 24:10). Men are always to pray and not faint, we must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
We rest on God's unchanging Word as our absolute, confident it will certainly bring to pass exactly what was spoken. Moses' rod contained neither laser beams when it turned into a serpent nor atomic energy when the Red Sea parted, it signified Moses' resolute obedience to stand upon God's Word. And God brought His Word to pass.
When Herod the king stretched forth to vex the Church he killed John's brother, James, and because it pleased the people, he imprisoned Peter. But the Angel of the Lord came upon Peter and a Light shone in the prison. Smiting Peter on the side he said, "Arise quickly," and the chains fell from off his hands. "Put on your sandals and clothes, and follow me." After they passed through the first and second ward, the iron gate leading to the city opened as if by remote control and the angel delivered Peter safely onto the street (Acts 12:1-10). However, when Herod made his great oration and received praise from the people that his was the voice of a god and not a man, God's assassin was on the scene to make an example of him. The Bible said the angel of the Lord smote the king insomuch that his flesh began to rot even before he gave up the ghost (Acts 12:23). Such is the fate of those who give not God the glory. The Lord knows how to deliver his saints and reward His enemies to their face.
Through Isaiah, God said Babylon will not be re-inhabited; yet in the early 1990's a team of Japanese builders contracted to transform the ancient city into a tourist site. Desert Storm erupted, then ten years of cowardly bombing by the US and Britain until the second unjust Gulf War confirmed Isaiah 46:10, "My counsel will stand, and I will do all My pleasure".
The family of God is a supernatural people. We have each received a Supernatural birth by the Spirit of God (John 1:12-13; 3:3-12; I Peter 1:23). Supernatural healing is the children's bread. We have the Mind of Christ and meditate on whatsoever things are pure, just, of good report and things that are of praise and virtue.
"We are written in God's handwriting . . . Our tears are in His Bottle and in His Book" (Psalm 56:8; 55:12-18). "The hairs of our head are numbered and not one will be lost" (Luke 12:7).
Our footsteps are ordained of the Lord from the womb to the last mile of the way. For we are a Supernatural people hid in Christ with God. "Touch not the unclean thing and you shall be My Sons and Daughters says the Lord Almighty" (II Corinthians 6:17).
Our God is a great and awesome God: "He remembers His covenant forever, the Word which He commanded to a thousand generations." From the first Adam, through the time loop to eternity on the other side, and He repays His enemies to their face. We must never allow strangers to enter our glorious Pentecostal feasts and spoil us with false teachingsprecepts contrary to the Word, and doctrines of devils.
God likens Himself to a dove but He is also the great Jehovah Eagle who causes the dew to fall on the petal of the flower and tender herb glistening in the morning sun. He caused the raging flood to sweep away an entire world. He is the Prince of Peace but as the Captain of the Lord's host He is a Man of War. John heard that the Lion of Judah had prevailed to take the Book and loose the Seven Seals, and being turned saw a Lamb as it had been slain. Such great power and authority was clothed in humility.
He thunders and the pregnant cows bring forth calves. But when He speaks today do you tremble at His Word, or is it a light thing as it was with Israel of old and as it is with the denominations of this day? We must take heed and receive the Word with all readiness of heart, proving all things. In so doing we will be able to give a ready answer to those who inquire of the faith within our heart. The liberty, which we have as believers, is precious. Our Salvation is free but it was never cheap. We are redeemed not with corruptible things like silver and gold but by the precious Blood of the Lamb. Once in Old Testament times there was no open vision and the Word of the Lord was precious. Today since the mystery of God is made known by His Spirit, how much more are we to revere and serve our matchless King? Saints, make no alliance with anything contrary to the faith. Today Ichabod is written on all the walls throughout the world.
The world boasts of and trusts in its riches as Psalm 49:11 says, "Their inward thought is that their houses will continue forever. . . they call their lands after their own names." But our boast is in the Lord. We are that City made without hands, whose Builder and Ruler is God.
I recently read Part 2 of a series on "Mental Health, Education and Social Control," in which Dennis L. Cuddy, PhD. referred to Edgar C. Bundy's "Collectivism in the Church," published in January, 1958. Part 1 of that 2-part series began with a list of statements such as: "If you believe that parents should teach their children right and wrong, then you are mentally ill . . . If you believe in the great doctrines of the Christian Church as contained in the Bible, then you are mentally ill . . . If you prefer American Sovereignty to World Government, then you are mentally ill." Regarding these statements, Bundy said: "So say the various self-appointed guardians of the world's health, the Mental Health fanatics. . . This group constitutes one of the most dangerous universal brain-washing brigades which has yet appeared on the scene of human activity."
According to the standards of this paper every believer is considered insane. And if nominal Christians were killed in heathen lands for preaching what was often a nominal gospel, (others with certain signs and gifts of the Spirit manifest) we must expect that they will try to silence the preaching of the Word for this hour, turn on and persecute the Bride. We are on the threshold of the "squeeze," the adrenaline is pumping.
California experienced over a thousand minor quakes in the last two weeks with four or five larger ones. Scientists say the "big one" will occur in the next 30 years. But Brother Branham said Los Angeles will sink just after "the earthquakes begin to jerk and bound" (The Rapture, p. 39:191). Although some debate what "begin to jerk and bound" may mean, I understand the Boxing Day earthquake of 2004 "jerked" Earth off its Axis. We are right in line with prophetic time.
In II Timothy 1:8-10, Paul brought this revelation to the Church "Do not be ashamed to bear witness to our Lord, or about me His prisoner, but share my suffering for the gospel by virtue of the power of God, who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not because of our own works, but by virtue of His own purpose and the grace which He gave us in Christ Jesus before the foundation of the world. And now it has been realized through the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who has rendered death ineffectual, and unfolded Life and immortality to our understanding through the Gospel".
The appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ as the fullness of the Word in this end time has abolished physical death for His end-time Bride, as He revealed the way back to the Tree of Life without intercession through the revelation of the Seven Seals. Man's fallen condition would not have prevented him from immortality if he had access to the Tree of Life. Genesis 3:22-24, "The Lord God said, Behold the man is become as we are, knowing good and evil, what if he also partakes of the Tree of Life and lives forever? Therefore the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden, and sent him to farm the ground whence he was taken. And God placed cherubim east of the Garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way of the Tree of Life."
Jesus Christ is the Tree of Life, and the way back to the garden and Presence of God. God drove Adam out of the Garden and from the Presence of the Tree of Life to cultivate the ground whence he was taken, and as the earth had borne him, so now it must nourish him; and as he had his physical origin from her, now he must serve her. Spiritually his mother was Jerusalem which is above: when all of her children are glorified and Earth is redeemed, we will all come down from God out of heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband.
The cherubim and the flaming sword or Shekinah guarded Paradise, defending it and the Tree of Life from the approach of sinners as they subsequently guarded the appearing of God's Presence over the Mercy Seat of the Ark and the Covenant within, typing God in Christ who was overshadowed by the Shekinah and guarded by two angels. With their banishment from the garden of Eden, Paradise disappeared from earth, or was at least guarded against our return, indicating that it must be preserved and permanently guarded until the consummation when sin should be destroyed through judgment and death abolished by the Conqueror (I Corinthians 15:26). Then the Tree of Life shall revive in a fruitful and multiplied form in the Heavenly Jerusalem upon a renewed earth where we shall see His face (Revelation 22:1-5).
The cherubim are watchers guarding God's throne and the place of His Presence. Through the Bible they symbolize four living creatures that signify the nature of the four head tribes of Israel which camped about the Tabernacle in the wilderness to guard the way to the dwelling place of God. In both the Hebrew and Gentile dispensations, but particularly the former, they signify the two witnesses, Moses and Elijah as seen in the vision on mount Transfiguration, at the tomb of Jesus, by Daniel and Zechariah (Matthew 17:1-8; John 20:1-18; Daniel 12:1-7; Zechariah 4; Revelation 11:1-13). In the Gentile dispensation they signify the four Gospels that keep the way to the baptism with the Holy Spirit or new birth and the Presence of the Lord, as they can only be passed by faith.
Paradise and the Tree of Life were present with Israel so long as they possessed the Ark of the Covenant. Israel followed this unseen Paradise in their journey through the wilderness. It went before them into battle and was the center of their worship. Numbers 10:35-36, "When the Ark set forward, Moses said, Arise, O Lord, and let Your enemies be scattered; make them that hate You flee before You. And when it rested, he said, Return, O Lord, to the countless thousands of Israel". Paradise and the Tree of life were in the Ark in Word form.
When the Ark was taken the glory of Israel departed (I Samuel 21-22). And the vision of Ezekiel 10 foretold the departure of the "glory of the Lord" from Jerusalem's temple. The probable destruction of the physical Ark in the burning of Solomon's temple (II Chronicles 36:19) meant that there was no Ark in the Holy of Holies of the second temple: an altar stone slightly raised from the floor signified Christ, the Stone the builders rejected, on which the high priest sprinkled the blood of bulls and goats on the day of atonement.
In Revelation 11:19, after earthquakes defining the end of the Gentile dispensation sink Los Angeles and split the Mount of Olives, "the temple of God in heaven will open, and the Ark of His Covenant will be seen in the Holy of Holies" as there is no veil. This signifies the return of God's Presence with favour to Israel. However, the Mercy Seat will be a Judgment Seat with Jesus Christ enthroned, for the Glory of Israel is her rejected King.
The Shekinah that manifested as a Pillar of Fire and Cloud was also a sign of God's Presence as it guarded the Divine glory from profane entrance and the gaze of sinful men, for beholding God brings death and it is through death that eternal Life is attained to (Exodus 33:20; Psalm 16:11; 17:15; I John 3:2). So the Tree of Life was veiled by the Shekinah. Yet Christ's end-time Bride will not see death in the flesh.
New Jerusalem is the Bride of Christ, God's dwelling place, where the throne guards are walls built of the lively stones of 144,000 elect Israelites, also typed as eunuchs of a king's harem for they are the Bride's personal servants and protectors (Revelation 14:1-5). Above the City shines the Shekinah.
The throne guards prevented man's access to the Tree of Life in the Paradise of Eden until Christ's sacrifice on Calvary made it possible to release the blessing of Abraham on the day of Pentecost. For it was impossible to attain immortality on the evidence of any righteousness a man possessed or goodness he had done. But when Christ arose triumphant from the grave, the glorious anthem cried, "Lift up your heads, O gates, and be raised, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in." When Christ arose the Old Testament saints entered in with His resurrection to the heavenly temple, following the type when David reclaimed the Ark from the Philistines and the priests bore it in triumphal procession to the tabernacle reared on Zion (Psalm 24:7-10; II Samuel 6:12-17).
To fulfill His promise to Abraham which He swore with an oath, God sent back the Spirit of Jesus Christ that we may be converted and our sins blotted out in the times of refreshing from the Presence of the Lord. And in these last days He has sent Jesus Christ whom the heaven had to receive until the times of the restitution of all things, which God had spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
Since the revelation of the Seven Seals Christ has been here on Earth incarnating His end-time Bride for we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with our resurrected brethren in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Therefore we must have immortal Life in our flesh prior to the translation, for flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. The Presence of our Lord has removed all obstacles, and by virtue of His grace and sanctifying power which make us holy, He is bringing His elect into perfect harmony with His Word, and Life.
Glory to God, our sentence of death has been abolished. In God's foreknowledge we were crucified in Christ before the world began so that on Calvary we passed from life unto death, and when Jesus raised His mortal body to glorified immortality, we were raised in Him. Since then, the elect souls of Seven Church Ages have received the Word for the day in which they lived in the holy union of a new birth, falling asleep in the flesh pending the first resurrection. But as Abraham knew the Lord as El Shaddai, and received strength that overcame the power of mortality, transforming himself and his wife, Sarah, to the prime of life, Christ's end-time Bride will know her Groom in the power of His might and by virtue of the transforming attributes of Zoe, she will be changed in the atoms to glorified flesh like His own glorified body, and after a short but powerful ministry we will unite with our resurrected brethren and meet Him in the air.
Immortality in the flesh by the awesome power and grace of God: the very thought should rejoice every redeemed soul. We are going Home to the kingdom of our Lord and Saviournot through the door called death but through the glorious entrance called Life, ministered unto us abundantly.
In the time of the "squeeze" now at hand, the love of many will wax cold. Christ's Bride will be forsaken by family and friends as Jesus was forsaken and denied even by His disciples. In those days "no man will dare join himself to this little despised and rejected flock" for there will be no impersonating the "Third Pull." Brother Branham said, "Watch the third pull then. It'll be absolutely to the total lost, but it will be for the Bride and the Church".
In Mark 10:32-45, Jesus went before His disciples who were awestruck at His courage in advancing toward Jerusalem and certain death, but feared for their own safety. And Jesus began to elaborate how He would be delivered into the hands of the chief priests and scribes who will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Roman government; how He would be mocked, and whipped and spat upon and executed, and rise again the third day. Singularly explicit as this announcement was, they could not receive His prophetic words which were so contrary to the denominational Judaic interpretation of an "unsuffering" Messiahmuch as it took many of us a long time to see the revelation of Christ's 'parousia' Coming which was so contrary to the expectations of our denominational churches (Luke 18:34).
It appears that after the reproof given them in Mark 9:33-37 (when they were disputing over who should be the greatest in the kingdom of Messiah), that James and John pressed their mother to ask Jesus to do her sons a royal favour. Doubtless discerning the thoughts and intents of the three of them, Jesus turned to James and John and caused them to utter their petition in front of everyone.
Prompted perhaps by the recent promise to the Twelve "of thrones to sit on, when the Son of man should sit on the throne of His glory" (Matthew 19:28), they ask Jesus to assign to them the two places of highest honor in the coming kingdom. "one on Your right hand, and the other on Your left hand." This might have seemed not unreasonable since one of the two usually sat next to Jesus at meals, while the other was one of the favored three.
"But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink from the bitter cup of sorrow that I must drink, or to undergo the baptism of suffering with which I must be baptized?" The object of this question seems to have been to see how far those two men were capable of the dignity to which they aspired, based on the principle that he who is able to suffer most for His sake will be the nearest to Him in His kingdom. They sincerely professed their willingness to follow their Master to any suffering He might have to endure. And James was the first of the apostles so honoured (Acts 12:1,2); while John, after enduring all the persecutions to which the primitive Church was exposed by the Jews, lived to be a prisoner on the Isle of Patmos "for the Word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ."
"Then Jesus said to them, You will indeed drink of the cup that I drink; and with My baptism you will be baptized; but to sit at My right hand or at My left is not Mine to grant. Those appointments have already been reserved by predestination by My Father." In this case on the basis of "office" foreshadowed by the Ark, as we have discussed (Matthew 20:23; 17:3; Exodus 25:17-22).
The noble saints of the Church Ages suffered martyrdom in their millions: they continue to suffer martyrdom. Last century 66 million mainly nominal Christians and saints were martyred under Judaeo-Communism, and Satan's children have deadly plans for the whole world in the next eight years. But through the fullness of His Word, God has made a way of escape for us, His Word Bride.
We who make up the end-time Bride are encircled by unseen holy Fire. Paul cautioned those who impersonate Christians by an unworthy partaking the sacraments in the Lord's Supper that they eat and drink damnation to themselves. When the children of disobedience and the synagogue of Satan oppose us, mad at the Word, they secure their place in outer darkness and the lake of Fire.
As Enoch walked with God and pleased Him we share his testimony in this hour (Amos 3:3). "The Spirit and the Bride say, Come, and let he who hears say, Come, and let he who is athirst come . . ." all in perfect harmony.
Revelation 22:16, "I Jesus have sent My angel to testify unto you these things in the churches, I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." This came to pass, from 1963 to 1965, and the Voice still speaks. Throughout the Book of Revelation this angel was the prophet William Branham. Where do we stand my brother, my sister? The hour is indeed later than we think or dare imagine. I Peter 4:7, "The end of all things is at hand: therefore be sober and watch unto prayer." Our Melchizedek, the Most High God will shortly serve us bread and wine at the meeting in the sky.
The whole creation is in travail waiting for us to reach maturity for the manifestation of the Sons of God. Planets like stars after sunset shine "light in the evening time," a natural symbol of the Supernatural Light of our evening-time Message foretold by Zechariah. We rejoice for we are the City Abraham sought, whose builder and ruler is God, and because the Holy Ghost is fully vindicating His Word by bringing to pass that great promise in us, for our Church Age brethren cannot be glorified without us.
Brother Branham spoke these words: "Historically speaking. The first two thousand years, the world order came to a climax, and God destroyed the world with water. You know that? Then it came forth as a new world. And the second two thousand years, it came to its end again and God sent Jesus. Is that right? This is the end of the next two thousand years, 1954. "And the Gospel," Jesus said, "the work would be cut short (for what?) the elect's sake, or no flesh would be saved," it would be so wicked. So we're at the end time. And then the seventh, in type, is the millennium, a thousand years."
"As God labored six thousand years. . . We know that a thousand years. . . One day in heaven is a thousand years on earth," II Peter. See? Now, and God built the world in six thousand years. And the Church labored against sin now for six thousand years. And the seventh thousand, God went to rest, and rested the seventh, and now a type of the millennium. The Church will live here on earth, right here, in body form for a thousand years without sickness, sorrow, trouble, or death, that great golden age coming in now. . . I like that song. 'Oh, the earth is groaning, crying for the day of sweet release, when our Jesus shall come back to earth again.' I like that. Sin and sorrow, pain and death of this dark world shall cease in a glorious reign with Jesus of a thousand years of peace. The Bible said they ruled and reigned with Christ a thousand years, a millennium."
"Now, this third Angel's message, just before the coming of the Lord when the seal and the mark was put on, there's going to be a great roundup" (The Mark of the Beast, p. 4:33-34).
Now is the last chance to get your future right. The great round began in 1963. "All things are being gathered together in one in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are in earth," we shall never depart from His Presence.
Revelation 22:12-14, "Behold I come quickly: and My reward is with Me, to recompense every man according to his doings. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they who do His commandments, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the City." nl385.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.