Bible Believers' Newsletter 391
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we extend a warm welcome to our new subscribers.
"Be joyful in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice. Let everyone see that you are unselfish and considerate in all you do. The Lord is present now! Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don't forget to thank Him for your answers. If you do this you will experience God's peace, which is more wonderful than the mind can understand. His peace will keep your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus."
"Finally, brethren, fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about. Keep putting into practice what you have learned from me and seen me do; and the God of peace will be with you".
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 presented here should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
In Christian love, your Brother
US preparing for War in South America?
August 22, 2005 US military is building a new base and conducting secretive operations in Paraguay . . . There are now 500 of our troops there with planes, weapons, equipment and ammunition. Either before, during, or after the coming presidential election we expect the US to intervene or better put, invade Bolivia to control its natural gas reserves.
Paraguay has approved of the troops being there and given total immunity from Paraguayan law and the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. George and the Neocons have threatened to withdraw $24.5 million in aid to Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Paraguay if they didn't grant immunity to the US military. Full story: vheadline.com
Comment: The not so reverend stalwart of George II, Pat Robertson, has retracted his suggestion the US assassinate Hugo Chavez the president of oil-rich Venezuela. We know what he thinks, and his thoughts are not God's thoughts.
Leader of the 'Italian' Jewish Community Calls for Ban on Display of Crucifixes
August 23, 2005 In a statement released last week, Amos Luzzatto, Chair of the Italian Union of Jewish Communities (UCEI) spoke out against the symbols as irreflective (sic) of all members of society. Full story: ejpress.org
Comment: Does this mean that the Israeli flag and Qantas should not fly? Must McDonald's golden arches fall? Is Coca-Cola no longer "the real thing"? And should "Go well, go Shell," go to hell? These symbols are irreflective (sic) of all members of society.
Israel seeks Annual UN Holocaust Memorial Day
United Nations, August 19, 2005 Israel is urging the United Nations to establish an annual international holocaust memorial day . . . An Israeli draft resolution, which it hopes will be adopted by the 191-member General Assembly during its 60th session opening next month, proposes January 27 as a day to commemorate holocaust victims, marking the day in 1945 when Russian troops liberated Auschwitz, the largest Nazi death camp.
More than 30 European countries support Israel's plan, British Deputy Ambassador Adam Thomson said in a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Assembly President Jean Ping made public on Thursday. Full story: haaretzdaily.com
Comment: Why, after almost ninety years are they so reticent about seeking a Memorial Day for the Holocaust of 1919? Why not for t he holocaust in the USSR between the wars, or a Memorial Day for the Holocaust of Palestinians from 1948 to the present and into the future, or for Cambodians, Iraqis, and Afghans? To borrow from the famous Mrs. Beeton, "First catch your holocaust." However, since the British Commonwealth with 54 votes in the UN, the United States and Russian Federation are all Jewish colonies, the outcome of the vote is a foregone conclusion.
Gaza Evacuation should be Americans' Last Straw
August 20, 2005 As I watched the extensive, plainly sympathetic coverage of Jewish settlers being evicted from their Gaza homes, I couldn't help but take note once again of the striking double standard applied by American news media as well as the US government.
I cannot recall any sympathetic coverage of Palestinians being evicted from their homes. No interviews with weeping mothers or fathers. No discussions of whether the evictions were right or wrong. This is obviously a deliberate policy on the part of America's television networks, for after all, they had 4,170 opportunities to report on Palestinian evictions since September 2000. That's how many homes were destroyed, and that, of course, doesn't count the orchards and olive trees bulldozed by the Israeli army or Israeli settlers.
Of course, Palestinians were not evicted by sympathetic soldiers or promised huge amounts of money to relocate. No, they were brutally told to get out of their houses, which were then blown up or bulldozed into rubble by decidedly unsympathetic Israeli soldiers. What little they had was destroyed, and they were offered nothing except verbal abuse by the Israelis and invisibility by the American media. Full story: antiwar.com dailystar.com.lb
Chemtrails, Cell Phones, Climate and Mind Control
Chemtrailing daily is rife and the population is being bombarded with many forms of invisible but highly detrimental radiation. Destruction of crops is but one aspect of this weather control and radiation technology.
Spraying of conductive materials (by drones) was preceded just slightly by the widespread use of cell phones, and it is a fair and reasonable contention that the cell phones are just a cover for the deployment of broadcast towers everywhere, a necessary adjunct to electronic mind control and automated law enforcement.
Electro-sensitivity is being created so that the populace will respond in a predictable way to various forms of broadcast energy being used for control and coercion. There are also implants being used on a broad scale, in places such as veteran's hospitals and certain dental labs, and these are also used for coercion and act as tracking devices. The two Gulf wars were nothing but testing fields for biotech infections that react to electronic broadcast fields.
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Comment: These files confirm what Brother Branham said in 1958: "Russia, according to our own science, is five years ahead of us. And when we've caught up in five years, they'll be ten years farther the other way. God is letting an ungodly nation, letting an ungodly people, that took those Jewish scientists up there, and they are far ahead of us. We're putting our time to wine, women, and big time. And they're working day and night, how to blow us up. . . And the Scripture predicts that Russia will do it (The Handwriting on the Wall, p. 15:121-123).
The Temple of the Lord
Isaiah 66:1-2, "THUS SAITH THE LORD, Heaven is My throne, and Earth is My footstool. What manner of house would you build for Me, and where would be the place of My rest? My hand has made heaven and Earth so all these things are Mine, says the Lord. But I will look favorably upon he who is humble and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at My Word".
When the last saint predestinated to the end-time Bride has been baptized into the Temple of God, which is the Body of Christ, the Seventh Vial of Brother Branham's Message will be poured out into the air for another cleansing of the heavenly tabernacle, casting Satan and his angels down to earth (Revelation 16:17,1; 12:7-13). Simultaneously the Seventh Trumpet will sound the close of our dispensation, calling us to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb, and anointing two Hebrew prophets to minister the feast of Trumpets to an election of Israelites (Zechariah 4; Revelation 11; Matthew 24:29-31).
Jesus said, "The sinful conditions of the days of Noah will repeat at the 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man" (Matthew 24:37). That union of the children of God with Cain's descendants so grieved the Lord that He lifted His protective hand, allowing man to destroy himself. This has repeated in these last days. God and His children are uniting to meet in glory. Satan and his children, en-route to perdition, are uniting to oppose us.
The natural and supernatural realms are uniting, overcome with lawlessness, returning Earth to the chaos that ruled before God separated the waters to form the firmament. Since the natural types the Spiritual, the association of natural winged creatures with the waters in Genesis provides a likely foundation for a thematic continuity between the opening of the abyss and the subsequent casting out of Satan and his angels (Revelation 9:1-12; 12:7); for the abyss was understood as the place of the imprisoned floodwaters; and the waters were conceived of as the abode of God's enemy.
The same general idea is conveyed with the loosing of the four angels from the Euphrates under the Sixth Trumpet of World War II. The four angels signify the spirits of the four Gentile world empires united in the Judaeo-Roman Catholic Church empire which will rule the coming new world order (Daniel 7:6-8, 19-28; Revelation 13:4). Brother Branham explained how the political philosophies of these angels, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, would all wind up in Communism: and they have. Revelation 12:15-17 is another allegorical water figure of this great river of the nations coming together to destroy the 144,000 elect Israelites and the remnant of the different classes of the "saved." But the earthquake of Zechariah 14:4 will cleave the Mount of Olives and destroy the armies of these kings from the East.
The first sentence of Revelation 13:1 should be verse 18 of Revelation 12, "And the Dragon (Satan) stood on the sandy sea shore." But look what he becomes when he is incarnate:
Revelation 13:1-2 "I saw a wild untamable beast rise up out of the sea of nations, having seven heads and ten horns, and ten crowns were upon his horns. [These are the ten nations into which Imperial Rome divided; they became the Papal or Holy Roman Empire and will give their authority to the empire of the beast]. And blasphemous names were upon each of his heads. [In Revelation 12:2-4 the red Dragon, manifest in Imperial Rome, was already crowned when he sought to kill the baby Jesus and deceived Israel with rabbinical false teaching called the Tradition of the Elders or Talmud]. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority." Daniel 7:7, 19 also described this fourth Gentile world empire that rose to power and conquered the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. As a world political power Rome was mortally wounded, but under Constantine, a consummate politician, the pagan worship of the emperor's image gave way to a pagan form of state Christianity and the empire revived from its death stroke and began its transformation into Papal Rome.
In the twenty-first century the Devil-incarnate beast of Papal Rome is rising up out of the sea of the United Nations. Without armed force it will end a brief World War III, and by Papal edict, exercise its authority over the world's religious bodies, restoring "peace".
Revelation 13:3-4, "And all the world followed after the beast in awe [at the miraculous revival of the Roman Empire, her universal authority intact]. And they worshipped the Dragon [Satan] because he had bestowed the beast with his dominion and authority: and they also worshipped the beast, saying, Where is there anyone as great as he? [A parody on the name Michael, which means, "Who is like God?"] Who is able to make war with this omnipotent man?"
Satan and his children have been manipulating the minds of men to override conscience and commonsense, to cause them to subvert and humble themselves to the ungodly state of groveling homage in the ultimate apotheosis of a pope incarnate by Lucifer. The echoes of the vain-glorious vaunts and apotheoses of Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar and the self-deification of Maharajah's, Alexander, pagan and medieval popes before whom their subjects groveled in the dust, are even yet resounding.
I refer to the manner in which we have been educated never under any circumstances to question the so-called holocaust, or the supremacy of the Jew; our Hegelian two-party sham democracies, the hypotheses of gender, racial, intellectual, cultural or religious equality; the 'wisdom' of multiculturalism and miscegenation; 'Arab' or 'Muslim' terrorism; or the fraud of the first Moon landing.
One of our correspondents writes: "Public 'belief' in 9/11 is of absolutely critical importance to the grand-slam pursuit of world domination. For if 9/11 is seen as a hoax rather than an attack on America by 'Arabs', the 'war on terrorism' tanks, having lost all credibility, and with it public support for the ambitious war plans for conquest of the Middle East. 9/11 alone is the foundation on which the entire edifice of war is presently built."
'Political correctness' (so-called), is a denial of truth and reality by the sacrifice of one's mind to manipulation by an "invisible force" that is opposed to God. It is possible in conversation to be diplomatic, to change the subject, to choose your company with discretion or remain silent rather than "give that which is holy unto the dogs, or cast your pearls of wisdom and truth before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you" (Matthew 7:6). So "Speak the truth in love, that we may grow up into the nature and character of Messiah, who is our Head" (Ephesians 4:15). "But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the Law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man who is a heretic after the first and second admonition reject; knowing that he is subverted, and sins, being condemned of himself" (Titus 3:9-11).
II Corinthians 3:12, "Seeing we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech." However, if an individual is unable to receive the revelation of God's Word, just walk away from him. You know the election is off; God's sheep will receive His Word.
Our governments are terrorizing their citizens at the behest of those working to introduce the totalitarian one world government Lucifer offered Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:8-9). The introduction of draconian new laws and repressive security measures is nothing to do with a terrorist threat from without, but the terrorist threat from within our own governments. There has been a silent, bloodless coup throughout the once Christian Western world by what the Protocols call an "invisible force," whose WMD is unbelief in the revealed Word of God as we explained in Newsletter 390 (Matthew 10:28).
What can you do about this? Receive everything you hear with all readiness of mind and then search the Scriptures, the Message and factual sources, to prove whether those things are so, and hold fast that which is truth. Make God's revelation Master of your mind and never let it be compromised by "the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Because of this God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie".
You are not Pavlov's dog or an automaton trained to obey certain commands without thought in return for thirty pieces of silver but a sovereign individual human being with God-given free moral agency and a conscience ordained of God. Romans 2:14-15, "We Gentiles, to whom the Law was not given, practice it naturally, for we are a law unto ourselves who show that what the Law requires is written in our hearts, while our conscience also bears witness, and our thoughts accuse or defend one another".
You are Abraham's seed, and a joint heir with Messiah.
Through the auspices of the United Nations the peoples of the world will implore the Devil-incarnate Pope to assume presidency of a New World Order in accordance with Daniel 9:27: "This Roman prince will confirm a seven-year agreement with Israel: [known as Daniel's Seventieth Week from the destruction of the Dome of the Rock by the earthquake of Zechariah 14:4. As in Ezra 3:1-7, the Jews will restore animal sacrifices on the temple site before the foundation of the third temple is laid, and at the dedication of the third temple after three and a half years] he will abolish and cause the sacrifice and offerings to cease for the remaining three and a half years. As a climax to his abominations he will utterly defile the sanctuary, sitting in the temple of God as if he were God [and force the mark of the beast], until the consummation, and that being determined shall be poured upon the desolate" (Isaiah 14; Daniel 11:36-45; Malachi 4:1-3; II Thessalonians 2:3-12; Revelation 13:15-18).
Revelation 13:5-10, "And the Dragon inspired the beast to speak great blasphemies against the Lord; and granted him authority to exercise his dominion over Earth for forty-two months. And throughout this first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week he blasphemed God's Name, and His temple [Jesus Christ and His Bride] and those who dwell in heaven. (Thereby making himself a god. However, whereas Satan once dwelt in heaven he has already been cast down to earth Revelation 12:7-13]. And he was permitted to make war with the 144,000 Israelite saints, and to martyr them: and power was given him to extend his authority over every tribe and people, and language and nation" (Daniel 7:21-25; Revelation 17:11-13).
"And every one whose name was not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world shall worship the incarnate beast. If anyone has a spiritual ear, let him listen. He who leads into captivity [by false doctrine] shall go into captivity: he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints".
Romans 12:19, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord."
Whereas the persecuting world power will be destroyed, though for a season it may prosper, Christians who are persecuted by the sword will perish by the sword if they resist with carnal weapons as we have seen in the history of the Waldenses and Albigenses, and others who have taken up the sword in their own defense. Like Christ, we are to display the Token in patient continuance with endurance unto death, suffering for wrong without doing wrong in accordance with God's law of retribution (II Thessalonians 1:6-12).
In Revelation 13:6 Jesus prophesies that the beast will blaspheme the revelation of the Word of God and its manifestation in the glorified flesh of the true and living Church, Spiritual Israel, made up of an election from every nation, tribe and language of Adam's race. Christ and His Bride is the Logos manifested, the house or temple of God. Isaiah 56:7; Jeremiah 7:11; Amos 9:11-12; Mark 11:17 and Acts 15:14-17 speak of the house of Davidthat is, Messiahas "the house of God of all nations," in antithesis to the splendid edifice of the Jerusalem's temple made with hands.
As Isaiah 66:1-2; Matthew 11:28-30; Acts 7:44-50; Ephesians 1:22-23 and Revelation 21:22 explain, God's house, tabernacle, temple or dwelling place, is a mystic Body of which Messiah is Head and Christians are the Body.
"God admonished Moses when he was about to make the tabernacle: See that you make all things according to the pattern revealed to you in the mount" (Exodus 25:9; Hebrews 8:5). The man-made tent with its furniture and accouterments were shadows and types to instruct us in righteousness and guide us to a recognition of the substance of eternal realities to which we are to aspire: symbols directing us back into the Presence of God whence Adam and Eve were expelled following the Fall.
The exodus illustrated the "way" back. There were three stages to the journey. Israel left Egypt under justification: by faith they took God at His Word and separated themselves from the Egyptians. Sanctification was represented by their baptism in the Red Sea by which they died to the worldly lusts for the things behind them. Sanctification through the Blood kills all human desires for evil. The third stage was when they crossed over Jordan into the Promised Land to their inheritance. Israel's conquest of the Land and its division among the Tribes is a type of our baptism with the Holy Ghost which placed the saints into their dispensation or division of the Body, where they overcame the tribulations of the world in their day.
When Moses dedicated the tabernacle in the wilderness, God signified His residence by the Shekinah (Exodus 40:34-35). When Solomon dedicated the temple, God once again signified His residence by manifesting the Shekinah (I Kings 8:10-11). On Jordan's shore, God opened the heavens to John and revealed the Shekinah in the form of a dove descending upon His final Temple, Jesus, our Head (Matthew 3:13-17). Some years later, on the day of Pentecost, God took His rest in the Church or Body of Christ, and the Shekinah appeared divided as tongues of Fire upon those in the upper room (Acts 2:1-4; Malachi 3:12; Hebrews 13:8).
The heavenly temple will be filled with the smoke of God's jealous wrath until the last of the Seven Vials has been poured out upon the non-elect church to separate the foolish virgin from the hypocrites. Then the Gentile dispensation will end (Revelation 15:7; 16:17; 11:19). The resurrection of the sleeping saints will commence; the living saints will manifest we are the Sons of God, and be translated to the Wedding Supper in the air.
In the new heavens and new earth there will be no temple structure. Revelation 21:22-27; "For the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its Temple. New Jerusalem has no need of the Sun or Moon to shine in it for the Shekinah of God and the Lamb illuminate it. The nations of the saved shall walk in its Light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Its gates will never close but remain open throughout the endless day, for in the City there will be no night! And the glory and honour of the nations shall be brought into it. But nothing unclean shall enter into it, nor anyone who practices immorality or falsehood, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life" (Revelation 22:14-15).
So the Bible is the story of God changing His form from the Holy Spirit alone with His thoughts to the manifestation of those eternal Attributes in the flesh of His glorified Family. In the new heavens and new earth, God will be worshipped by the "saved" in the form of Jesus Christ and His Bride, the elect Church, which is He the Logos manifested in His Family. We are God's true dwelling place, His holy tabernacle or temple.
In the Old Testament the approach into the Presence in God's dwelling place began at the Outer Court of the tabernacle or temple where Covenant people presented their sacrifice to the priest. They identified with the victim by faith, laying hands upon its head and confessing their sins, emblematically transferring their guilt while the acceptability of the innocent clean animal was transferred to the penitent. Sacrifices for individuals were slain by the guilty. As he cut the victim's throat he would feel its blameless life expire in place of his guilty life; hear the death rattles of its dying breath and see the hot lifeblood pump from its severed throat.
Unbelief in the revealed Word of God is a horrible thing, and whoever you are, the wages of sin is death. No excuses, you are guilty and deserving of death! God's Law demands the life of a sinner, and blood flowed constantly under the Law. But by grace through faith God provided an innocent one who meekly and willingly surrendered its life in substitution for the guilty life of penitents under the Covenant. How thankful those Israelites must have felt, having passed through the reality of that dreadful experience of guilt before the Lord.
Next the offender would watch the priests remove the skin and flay the flesh of the carcass examining it for blemishes, then offer its portions as a burnt offering. If the victim was the Passover lamb, they would have to eat what should have been themselves. What a friend to those under the Covenant is this God who had provided them a sacrifice in substitution for their own life, and would pronounce them justified by grace through faith alone.
The next step toward the Presence in God's abode called Israel to be "a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation." In behalf of the nation or an individual, the priests would enter the Holy Place or Sanctuary. There in the South stood the Golden Candlesticks, representing the Seven Church Ages, the Table of Showbread in the North representing the Tribes of Israel, and in the East but without the veil, Incense belonging to the Holy of Holies. Here priests who were sanctified by the blood interceded before the Lord in prayer for the believers.
Beyond the Veil in the Holy of Holies the Lord manifest His Presence above the Mercy Seat between the Cherubim over the Ark which represented Jesus Messiah and the resurrected and translated saints as signified in the vision on Mount Transfiguration, and typed the Place of God's rest.
Under the Mosaic Covenant, Israel had no means whereby sins could be remitted, for the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sin since they are not kin to man, neither do they have a soul that can come back upon the man. God provided Israel with a temporary covering which had to be renewed on the annual Day of Atonement until such time as Messiah, their kinsman Redeemer should make vicarious atonement in His own blood and the Divine pardon applied by faith.
Until Israel's Atonement was made and received, no man but the high priest could enter into the Presence of God beyond the veil, and only on the Day of Atonement. He was a type of Christ who, being made High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec entered within the veil with His own blood to make a one-time all-sufficient cleansing of the heavenly Sanctuary for the remission of sins.
When Messiah was crucified on Calvary, darkness reigned from noon until three; the veil of the temple rent from the top to the bottom and earthquake tore apart rocks of the mountain. The graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose and came out of the graves after His resurrection and appeared to many in Old Jerusalem. Then on the day of Pentecost, God inaugurated the Church or Body of Christ, the continuation of the last Adam's Body and glorious Temple. We follow our Head and Forerunner beyond the veil boldly without condemnation into the very Presence of God.
The three divisions of the symbolic tabernacle and temple: Outer Court, Holy Place, and Holy of Holies, were man-made shadows and types of the human body, spirit and soul, which once atoned for, cleansed and born anew of the Spirit, become lively stones in the true Temple and image of God on earththe glorified Jesus Messiah and His Bride. We enter God's Presence by recognizing that Jesus Christ of the New Testament is Jehovah of the Old Testament manifest in virgin-born flesh with the created blood of God coursing through His veins. And that He is the Logos made fleshwithout human agencyborn from a borrowed womb and buried in a borrowed grave. We see He was the kinsman Redeemer for Adam's race and like Boaz, Jesus had first to redeem the Israelite (Naomi) before He could marry His beloved Gentile Bride (Ruth).
Jesus came to His own nation which crucified Him. After sixty-nine of Daniel's Seventy Weeks "Messiah was cut off from the living, not for Himself but to redeem an election from Adam's race." When Israel rejected Messiah, God rejected Israel and turned to us Gentiles to call a Bride for His Son from all nations of Adam's race. A generation later "the people of the Roman prince Titus destroyed the city and the sanctuary" as prophesied by Daniel 9:26 and Jesus (Matthew 24:3; 15-21).
With the crucifixion of Messiah, God's true Temple, the purpose of His symbolic temple at Jerusalem, once beautified by the Edomite king Herod, was fulfilled. The Israelites failed to recognize the fulfillment of Haggai 2:6-9 in Jesus Christ: "THUS SAITH THE LORD, In a little while I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; and I will shake all the Gentiles, and the desire of all Gentiles shall come to this temple: and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. All the silver and gold in the whole Earth is Mine says the Lord of hosts. (So do not lament the absence of the ornaments of Solomon's temple or the Shekinah glory which was never in the second temple). The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, (because of the Presence of Messiah, the real Temple of God on Earth II Corinthians 4:6-7) says the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace" (Matthew 11:28-30).
Jesus, "who sat daily teaching in the temple," said, "I tell you truly, that in this place is One who is infinitely greater than the temple. And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath" (Matthew 26:55; 12:6-8).
Referring to God's real Temple, Jesus told the Jews, "Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up" (John 2:19; Matthew 12:38-41). And they did, and He did.
Jesus departed from the symbolical temple saying, "Behold, your house is left to you forsaken of God and desolate, for I tell you, you will not see Me again until you say, Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord" (Matthew 23:39-40).
God sent Roman general Titus to destroy the symbolic temple that through Israel's unbelief had become "the abomination that makes Jerusalem desolate" as foretold by Daniel 9:26 and Jesus (Matthew 24:3, 15). Malachi prophesied to Israel, your brother Esau will assimilate and take dominion over you till the consummation; nonetheless My election lays in your posterity and what Esau builds, God will throw down (Malachi 1:1-5; Genesis 27:39-41; Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24). Thus the building of any subsequent earthly temple will be a blasphemy and an abomination of desolation like the Mosque of Omar and the structure proposed by Israel's Temple Mount Terrorists. The restoration of animal sacrifices will be a stink in God's nostrils, and an affront to Messiah whom the offenders will be crucifying unto themselves afresh.
Jesus said that at the White Throne Judgment, "I will make these of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but lie, worship before your feet, and know that I have loved you" (Revelation 3:9). For through the invisible marriage union, Christ and His Bride are one, and the true Temple and image of God on earth.
Recognizing who Jesus is and what He has done we identify with Him as all Israel laid hands on their symbolic first Passover lamb. And accepting the propitiation made for us with His own Life we repent of previous unbelief and take His Name in Scriptural water baptism for the remission of past sins.
This is justification by grace through faith, the firstwork for the believer, placing us in the equivalent of the Outer Court. Here your body is washed with water by the Word before it is presented as a sacrifice, in public testimony that you have answered the Marriage proposal of the heavenly Bridegroom and betrothed yourself to become a living sacrifice pleasing to Him, dying to the worldly lusts of your five fleshly senses: see, hear, touch, taste and smell.
The second step in consecrating your earthly temple is sanctification by the Blood, God's only cleansing, healing stream. Sanctification is a further step in grace whereby the water of the revealed Word, faith or a clear understanding of the Word of God, which is the Life of Christ, washes the five senses of our mortal spirit: memory, conscience, imagination, affection and reasoning, making our mind holy like the Holy Place of the man-made temple.
Finally the baptism with the Holy Spirit, which is the new birth, cleanses and endues your soul with God's own Life by your complete identification with His will when you recognize your day and its Message and become a written epistle of that part of the Word: read and known of all men. Your soul has to choose between faith and unbelief. Your unity in the faith is the Spiritual marriage union. You are sealed to the day of your physical redemption, for what the Holy Ghost has joined together no man can separate (Romans 8:38-39). When God and man become one, the Presence of God takes residence in the Holy of Holies of the temple of your body, your regenerated soul (I Corinthians 3:16-17).
What remains is the full adoption when your corruptible flesh is glorified and your mortal spirit is replaced with your eternal theophany. Then you will be the flesh made Word as Messiah was the Word made flesh.
At the Seventh Trumpet and climax of the second crucifixion, earth will experience a great birth pain in the greatest earthquake since God formed man from the dust. The Sun, Moon and stars will not give their light as the heavens which separate the supernatural from the natural realm dissolve like a scroll when it is rolled together, and Satan is cast down to earth with his angels. The sleeping New Testament saints will commence the resurrection, while the living Bride manifest that we are the Sons of God before meeting them, changing in the atoms and being caught up with them to meet the Lord in the Air and so forever be with the Lord (Isaiah 34:4-5).
"Before the throne of God, Christ's Bride will serve Him day and night in His Temple in which we are pillars: and Christ will dwell among us. We will never hunger nor thirst anymore; neither shall the sun scorch us with noontime heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the Kingdom will feed us and lead us to springs of the Water of Life: and God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes" (Revelation 7:15-17; 3:12). nl391.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.