Bible Believers' Newsletter 398
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A sad, sad day for Pakistan with earthquakes in diverse places. Over 33,000 people have died, at least 51,000 are injured and a million have been made homeless. Overall, about four million people in Pakistan and India require assistance.
Across the earthquake-affected area, tens of thousands of people have spent the past five nights in the open. Sheltering from the rain, they have been burning the ruins of their homes to keep warm. Remember these people in prayer, particularly those who are our Brethren.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whoever 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.
Towards a One World Government
Through lies and obfuscation, Bilderbergers are desperately trying to foist onto the unwilling world population a totalitarian One World Government, a single global currency and a syncretic universal religion.
Those of us who care deeply about the future of politicsdomestic and internationalcannot afford to ignore the fact that the grimly political One World Government is no longer merely a shadow subculture. It has, in fact, emerged as the dominant force in world affairs. Full story: vheadline.com
Articles of Impeachment
President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. . . Full story: votetoimpeach.org
Clearing the Baffles for 9/11
The clearing of the baffles by senior officials of the Bush and Clinton administrations in preparation for their defining moment of a "new Pearl Harbor" has resulted in the virtual destruction of America's ability to adequately collect intelligence and honestly analyze its importance. The corridors of the FBI, NSA, DIA, CIA, State Department, Treasury, and other agencies are littered with the broken careers and dead bodies of dedicated intelligence and law enforcement officers. There are a number of cases in which career and conscientious intelligence and law enforcement officials have abruptly lost their jobssome for showing undesirable independence and free thinking, others for merely knowing too much about who knew what and when about 9/11.
The neo-cons have done to the US Intelligence Community what Hurricane Katrina did to the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. America has never been weaker. Rather than creating a "New American Century," the neo-cons have created a new global "Dark Age" of fear and constant war. Full story: thetruthseeker.co.uk
Comment: If you read between the lines you will see the identity of the unseen hand behind the chutzpah of haughty, blasphemous self-confident Gog, who will lead Magog, after Rome breaks her agreement with the banksters.
Rabbi Dov Zakheim and the 9/11 Conspiracy
In a document called "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century" published by The American Enterprise's "Project for a New American Century," System Planning Corporation (SPC) International executive, Dov Zakheim, called for "some catastrophic and catalyzing eventlike a new Pearl Harbor" being necessary to foster the frame of mind needed for the American public to support a war in the Middle East that would politically and culturally reshape the region. A respected and established voice in the intelligence community, his views were eagerly accepted, and Dov went from his position at Systems Planning Corporation to become the Comptroller of the Pentagon in May 2001. Perhaps not so coincidentally, it was an SPC subsidiary, TRIDATA CORPORATION, that oversaw the investigation after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. . . Full story: thetruthseeker.co.uk
Comment: Rabbi Zakheim is not exactly your ordinary Arab terrorist, is he? Like Pearl Harbor, 9/11 was no surprise. As FDR was wont to say, "If something happens in politics, you can bet it was planned that way!"
The Police State is Closer than You Think
October 8, 2005 President Bush claims the power to set aside habeas corpus and to dispense with warrants for arrest and with procedures that guarantee court appearance and trial without undue delay. Today in the US, the executive branch claims the power to arrest a citizen on its own initiative and hold the citizen indefinitely. Thus, Americans are no longer protected from arbitrary arrest and indefinite detention. Full story: informationclearinghouse thenewamerican.com
Bush will veto Anti-Torture Law after Senate Revolt
Washington, October 7, 2005 The Bush administration pledged yesterday to veto legislation banning the torture of prisoners by US troops after an overwhelming and almost unprecedented revolt by loyalist congressmen. . .
The late-night Senate vote saw the measure forbidding torture passed by 90 to nine, with most Republicans backing the measure. Most senators said the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal and similar allegations at the Guantanamo Bay prison rendered the result a foregone conclusion.
Full story: informationclearinghouse.info
Comment: Imagine America without a "born-again" President! Foreign nations would not be bombed into Democracy with DU, or their citizens tortured into "freedom".
Colditz Camps Plan for ASBO Families
Entire families would be confined without trial in 'Colditz-style' camps under draconian new laws being drafted as part of Tony Blair's drive to restore 'respect' in British society.
The Mail on Sunday has learned that so-called 'neighbours from hell' will be placed in 'sin bins' policed by private security guards with powers to detain residents and impose curfews.
The Prime Minister is also examining plans to confiscate the homes of parents whose children are accused of persistent anti-social behaviour under the controversial measures proposed by Downing Street 'Respect Tsar' Louise Casey. . .
Full story: community.channel4.com
Comment: This government rejection of the Holy Spirit is the cause of, not the solution to the problem. The world has gone insane with men like Tony Blair, a pharaoh who knew not John Wesley, in the vanguard.
A Sad but Holy God withdraws His Hand from America
This is a poem written by Judge Roy Moore who was sued by the you-know-whose ACLU for displaying the Ten Commandments which condemn them, in his courtroom foyer. He has been stripped of his judgeship and now they are trying to strip his right to practice law in Alabama.
America the Beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.
Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a babe
before he leaves the womb.
Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.
You think that God's not angry,
that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgments come?
Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine,
Choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain.
How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide?
From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray.
If we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way:
We've kept God in our temples,
how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.
Then God will hear from Heaven
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.
We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges
who throw reason out the door,
But, America the Beautiful,
if you don'tthen you will see,
A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee.
Be Ye therefore Perfect
Genesis 17:1, "When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk before Me, and be ye perfect".
Abraham was to walk in the Presence or before the face of the Lord as a upright man entirely in accord with truth and fact, "Showing his faith by his works or walk . . . Faith without works is dead" (James 2:18,20).
At seventy-five and childless, God promised, "I will make you a great nation" (Genesis 12:1-3). Still childless ten years later, he paid heed to the expedient of Sarai and took to wife Hagar her maid. She bore him Ishmael, and then despised her mistress, imagining her son would be the beneficiary of God's promise. It seems Abram was content to believe likewise, and for a long time God left him without a fresh revelation, neither did He correct His servant's self-delusion and the new revelation could only be introduced when Abram began to be concerned about the revelation Hagar had conveyed to him (Genesis 16:12).
In this state of uncertainty and doubt it is revealed to him that Sarah will bear the child of promise (Genesis 17:21). We see in the conception and birth of Ishmael a further indication that the seed of God is not a biological conception of nature but of promise, pointing to the virgin birth of Messiah and the new birth of His Bride from every kindred and nation of Adam's race. So much for the "wisdom of the world" (I Corinthians 1:19-20). "For if inheritance is of the Law, it is no more of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise" (Galatians 3:18). Thus the folly of British Israelite/Christian Identity theory is made manifest.
Presumption is sin. Eve anticipated God by self-works, hoping to become "as God," thereby causing a delay of four thousand years until Messiah, "the beginning of the creation of God," should appear. Moses took matters into his own hands when he slew the Egyptian soldier and he delayed Israel's exodus by a generation. Thus thirteen silent years expired from the birth of Ishmael to the reconfirmation of the Covenant in Genesis 17. During this long period of expectation and temptation God disciplined Abraham's faith so that he should wait upon Him for the interpretation of His Word, not seek Talmudic or denominational loopholes from his wife whose haste delayed the promised son, Isaac.
Hebrews 12:5-8, "Despise not the chastening of the Lord or faint when you are rebuked of Him: for the Lord disciplines those He loves and punishes every son whom he receives. It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you receive no correction, such as all sons share, then you are you are bastards and not God's sons".
But the Brother or Sister who can stand and take their whipping and still say, "Lord, I love you," knowing that tribulation produces patience waiting for the meeting in the air, and that endurance develops a tried character, and character begets hope, such hope as does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. God chastens us to ensure "we will not be condemned with the world" (Romans 5:3-5; I Corinthians 11:29-32).
When Abram was ninety-nine God revealed Himself with the new Name of El Shaddai, the Almighty all-sufficient One and renamed Abram, which means "exalted father," Abraham, which means "exalted father of many nations," or "father of the Gentiles," for when He reconfirmed He also magnified the covenant.
The ground on which the new names are given to Abram and Sarai lies in the fact that God revealed Himself to Abraham under a new name, El Shaddai, the omnipotent God with power to do wonders, to create new things in the old world, and the very center of His wondrous deeds is the new birth, in which we receive a new name, which is the new Name of God (Revelation 2:17; 3:12), and of which circumcision is the typical sign.
God gave Abraham the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness of the faith He had recognized in him "that he might be the father of all who believe even though they are not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed to the Gentiles also . . . for the promise that he should be heir to the world was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith" (Romans 4:11, 13).
El Shaddai is manifest as Jesus Christ, the Word, the Life, the fountain of Living water, yesterday, and today, and forever. Like John the true believer leans on His breast and nurses from Him strength, Life, joy, peace, and like the ninety-nine year old father-to-be, we just believe and rest in this holy convocation at the end of which we will receive new bodies like Abraham and Sarah in order to meet our promised Son.
God promised Abraham and his natural seed "the land wherein you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan"not Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The token of God's covenant with Abraham was an eighth day sign signifying the commencement of a new cycle, a sign in the male organ that imparts natural life.
Every man child was to be circumcised in his foreskin on the eighth day; uncircumcised slaves were to be circumcised after purchase, and Ishmael and his descendants were also included in this covenant sign. Furthermore, Canaan has fallen in the same measure to the Arabians as descendants of Abraham as it has to the seed of Isaac (Galatians 4:25), and actually been in their possession for longer periods of time.
Christians are not circumcised in their foreskin but in heart and ears, for eternal Life is not biologically inherited but by comes from hearing and understanding the revealed Word of God by grace through faith (Romans 10:17). For individual Christians the eighth day is when God's own Life passed through the Body of Christ by a Brother or Sister, to quicken their soul to the Voice of God and circumcise their desires from the world and the things of the world. On our eighth day we cease to be "strangers and foreigners, and become fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God" when we are sealed into the Promised Land of the Body of Christ and enter an eternal rest from self-works (Ephesians 2:19).
Abraham's Seed is Messiah. Through Spiritual circumcision we too become Abraham's seed and joint heirs with Him in all things according to the promise (Galatians 3:29). Ephesians 1:22-23, "God has put all things under His feet, and made Him supreme Head of the Church, which is His Body, the fullness of Him, the Author and Giver of all things everywhere" (Romans 8:17).
What is the elect Church of all Ages? Together we are the fullness of Jesus Christ manifest in His many-membered Body. All God was He poured into Christ, and all Christ was He poured into His Church (John 17:21-26).
In these last days God sent William Branham, the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 to restore us back to the faith of our apostolic fathers: back to the faith of Abraham's Royal Seed, Jesus Christ. That Seed is the Holy Spirit in the heart of Christ's Bride who holds to God's unchanging Word. It is the "Shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16, the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 and Revelation 18:1-4, and the Message we carry to pass eternal Life to others (I Peter 1:22-25; Revelation 10:8-11).
The Gentile world from which Abraham and Sarah were separated was in a Sodom condition. Can you see how this Hebrew couple type Christ's end-time Bride? Lot and his family type the foolish virgin living in Sodom, where seeing and hearing their righteous souls were vexed from day to day with the unlawful deeds of the Sodomites. Now do you see why the Prophet told Christians, "Get that television set out of your house!" Are you are still watching TV, and vexing your righteous soul daily?
One of our Brethren rejoiced saying, "Unlike Lot's wife, the Bride doesn't even have the desire to turn back. Thank God for sending the Prophet".
Shortly after they received new names indicating their new nature and prospects, a type of our new birth, three created men appeared and Abraham bowed himself to one Man who veiled God and discerned the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah's hearts by the Messianic sign (Hebrews 4:12). The same sign identified God veiled behind the virgin-born Jesus, and in these last days behind the flesh of His prophet, William Branham, a sinner saved by grace (Luke 17:28-30). Two men departed and preached a basic salvation Message to the church in Sodom like Billy Graham and Oral Roberts, but God remained with the elect.
God discerned the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah's hearts, raising their faith to believe, "in one year you will meet your promised son." By faith Isaac was born as one from the dead (Romans 4:18-21; Hebrews 11:11-19), and by faith we have been born the second time from one who was dead and now is alive forevermore (Revelation 1:18).
Isaiah 53:10, "When His soul has been made an offering for sin, then He shall have a multitude of children, many heirs: He shall live again, and the will of the Lord shall prosper in His hand".
Abraham's body was as good as dead and Sarah's womb was dead yet El Shaddai renewed and caused them to bring forth their promised son, Isaac. Jesus Christ was dead and buried, yet El Shaddai raised Him in a glorified body and a multitude of children who were dead in sin and trespasses have been born the second time to do the will of the Lord.
God's requirement for Abraham's seed under the New Testament is also perfection, and more so. In Matthew 5:48 He said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect".
Our Lord Jesus here speaks not of degrees of excellence, but of the kind of excellence which was to distinguish His disciples and characterize His kingdom. When therefore He adds, "even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect"He refers to that full-orbed glorious completeness which is in the great Divine Model, "your Father which is in heaven".
Perfection is the realization of an ideal brought to its end or conclusion, finished and wanting nothing necessary to completeness; that which is perfect: consummate human integrity and virtue of men, full grown and mature in the image of God.
Hebrews 6:1-4, "Let us leave behind the elementary doctrine of Christ and advance toward perfection" or accomplishment, "not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permits. For it is impossible to restore to repentance those who have once been enlightened, have tasted the heavenly gift, and become partakers of the Holy Ghost . . ."
The armor of God only protects the front of a man. God's elect cannot retreat; they must advance or stand their ground. Luke 9:62, "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." Those who look back are not elect. Like Esau they have held the birthright or Gift in their very hands, and despised it; or like the unbelieving Hebrews at Kadesh-Barnea, have tasted the good Word of God manifest in the fruit of the land and disbelieved God's promise by considering their insufficiency to achieve the victory in their own might, and like Judas and the seventy apostles who had part in the Supernatural ministry, have turned their backs upon the Word.
These borderline believers all committed the unpardonable sin. And having crucified the Son of God again on their own account by rejecting and exposing Him to public shame such apostates are blotted from the Book of Life and it is therefore impossible for them ever to repent again (Hebrews 6:5-6; 12:16-17).
Christ is already perfected, "God laid on Him the iniquity of us all." We are made perfect by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, which is the new birth. "He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5-6). If by one Spirit we are baptized into the Body of Christ, we too are made perfect (I Corinthians 12:13; I John 3:9).
Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation awaiting those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Because, "When I see the Blood, I will pass over you" (Exodus 12:13).
Hebrews 10:1-2,14, "While the Law foreshadowed the promise of good things to come without expressing them in reality, it can never make perfect those who continually approach with the same sacrifices year after year. Else would they not have ceased to be offered if the worshipers cleansed once for all, would no longer have any desire to sin? . . . For with a single offering Christ has forever perfected those who are sanctified".
We are not made perfect by the Law and works, but by grace through faith alone. Works follow perfection or new birth showing that faith has taken effect, making us written epistles of the Word by which we were regenerated by manifesting the Life of that part of the Body.
In God's sight every Christian is perfect, for "Those whom God predestinated He also called: and whom He called, He also justified: and whom He justified, He has also glorified" (Romans 8:30). It is already spoken. He is waiting for the entire Bride Body to step into that Word.
The Capstone Bride completes and perfects the Body of Christ as illustrated by the Great Pyramid. Ephesians 4:11-16, "He has given some to be apostles and others to be prophets, some evangelists, some pastors, and teachers; to equip or perfect the saints for the work of ministering toward the building up of the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God that brings completeness of character and personality, to a perfect man, tending towards the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: so that we may no longer be like children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine that springs from human craftiness and ingenuity for devising error; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the Head, into Christ, from whom the whole body joined and knit together by every joint with proportionate power for each individual part to effect the development of the body for the upbuilding of itself in love".
We will be in "speaking conditions" for the third pull once the entire Body has been baptized into Christ and is complete and therefore perfect, for you and I are individual members of one Body which is incomplete without every one of us. Without the last member of the Capstone Bride the PART-Word saints cannot be made perfect, or glorified because we are all of one Body whether we be Hebrews or Gentiles (I Corinthians 12:12-31).
We live in the Age of the full adoption which is the redemption of our physical bodies, just waiting for the last hair to recognize its position and come to its place. Then the Seventh Trumpet will sound, the latter rain will strike the world, and every seed will declare the life that has been sown while the Body manifests that we are the Sons of God.
The number fifty is sacred as shown from the feast of Weeks or Pentecost: seven sabbaths that typed our Seven Church Ages plus the fiftieth day or holy convocation in which we live. Fifty is the number of jubilee and deliverance from labors, release from debt and possession of joy so that neither fasting nor bending the knee was decreed for those days, for this is a symbol of the great assembly in the Sky for which we long.
1956 was the jubilee of the Pentecostal Revival that began in Azusa Street, Los Angeles, in 1906, initiating the Laodicean Church Age that ended in 1963 with the opening of the Seven Seals (Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-7). That should make 2006 the year of jubilee for the going up of the Gentile Bride and Christ's return to Israel; when they go out of bondage. Our Pentecostal jubilee was introduced with the shout of the Message, followed by the Voice of the Archangel in the heart of the Bride placing the Message from Genesis to Revelation and bringing us to maturity in the unity of the faith. We await the Great Trumpet at the end of our dispensation that will call the resurrection of the sleeping saints, the manifestation of the Sons of God, and Israel to their Atonement by the feast of Trumpets (Matthew 24:31) in the latter rain.
The latter rain for we Gentiles will be the former rain and Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel (Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23; Zechariah 14:8; James 5:7).
The latter rain falls at the end of March or early April to bring the seed to maturity for harvest. Our jubilee year will pattern after the first crucifixion on Nisan 14 and the resurrection of the Old Testament saints beginning on Nisan 16. Israel's atonement and jubilee (Zechariah 12-14 and Revelation 11:7-13) will take place three and a half years later. That is, six months from second Passover in the month Zif (May) to the seventh month Tishri plus a further three years to the martyrdom of Israel's two witnesses and the atonement or regeneration of the 144,000 elect Israelites.
Brother Branham said, "Now, we find this life holds all kinds of evils; so therefore, the life that is to come won't have it. This one has lust, and sickness, death, because what is it? It's not the house that He's gone to prepare. This is a pesthouse. . . that's what you're living in! A pesthouse is where they put all the diseased people. Well, that's just what sin done to us: put us in an earthly pesthouse. . . they wouldn't let anyone else come in the pesthouse, because there was all kinds of germs flying around in there; and the people will take these germs and be sick themselves. And sin brought us into the devil's pesthouse".
"Oh, but the other one is called My Father's house. I'll go and prepare a place for you, take you out of this pesthouse and deliver you unto My Father's house." Amen. . . He's gone to prepare a place, a perfect place, where no evil exists, no sickness exists, no old age exists, no death exists. It's a perfect place calling you to that perfection, and you have to be perfect to get there. The Bible said so. Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father in heaven is perfect." And it's a perfect Kingdom, so it must be a perfect people come; because you have to stand and be married to a perfect Son of God; and you must be a perfect Bride. So how can you do it through anything else but the perfect Word of God, which is the Waters of separation that washes us from our sins. Amen. That's right. The Blood of Jesus Christ. . . Think of it. The dripping, bloody Word (Amen.), the Blood, the Word of God bleeding Blood to wash the Bride in. Amen. Yes, sir. She stands perfect, virgin, unadulterated; She never sinned in the first place. Amen. She was trapped into it. See? There's the Father's house that He's gone to prepare."
"This one come by sex and from the fall and must fall with the fall. No matter how much you patch the old thing up, she's going to fall anyhow. She's done, because she's doomed; because God said so. She's finished. God is going to destroy it. He said so . . ." (Things That Are To Be, 19:61-63).
Therefore all of man's good works and attempted obedience to the Law cannot bring him to perfection. "It is not of him that wills nor of him that runs, but of God who shows mercy" (Romans 9:16). Jesus said, "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you" (John 15:16).
Messiah not only chose you, He ordained that you should be perfect. And you will be so, for God's Word does not return to Him void but accomplishes His purpose and prospers. "He who has begun a good work in you will bring it to completion in day of Christ Jesus". nl398.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.