Bible Believers' Newsletter 412
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, may He bless our fellowship.
Another week has passed, bringing us another Newsletter shining Light in the evening time, and drawing us closer to the epoch of the greatest natural catastrophe since the Great Flood in the days of Noah. Earthquakes and tidal waves will move all things and not the Earth only but also heaven and whatsoever is not sealed in Christ Jesus.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Alaska Volcano near Eruption
January 11, 2006 The Augustine Volcano in Alaska could erupt in hours or days, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The level of concern color code is now orange, which indicates it could erupt at any time.
Recent observations indicated the volcano is producing new magma and a thermal camera measured steam temperature from one of the vents at 750 degreeswell above the average temperature. Seismic activity also increased this week. The only color code more serious than orange is red, indicating the volcano is already erupting or is expected to at any time.
Full story: worldnetdaily.com
The Holocaust® as a Mechanism for Suppressing the Truth
It is now, and only now, that we find out that this second largest mass extermination of human beings in the 20th century did occur in what was formally the greater German Reich. But, the victims were not Jewish concentration camp inmates, and there were not six million murdered during a war, but rather the victims were 9.3 million German civilians and prisoners of war murdered by the Allies after Hitler was dead and after "peace" was declared. . . This real holocaust cannot be denied. For, unlike the holocaust we all grew up hearing about, the numbers are not inflated. . . Full story: louisbeam.com
The CIA's Dangerous Failures in Iran
Philippe Gelie plumbs James Risen's new book State of War, The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration, for revelations that the CIAfar from protecting the US and its citizensin the great tradition of the Keystone Cops, gave Teheran plans to make the bomb, destroyed its own Iranian network, ignored its own informants about the absence of WMD in Iraq, allowed Afghanistan to revert to narco-state status, and more. . . Full story: truthout
Comment: These were not failures, but design. I suspect the disinformation contained within these truths was cunningly crafted to guide the perplexed into believing that 9/11 really was a foreign attack on the USA, and that Iran really is aiming at becoming a nuclear force.
Levees blown say Eyewitnesses Media ignores Them
January 9, 2006 Eye witnesses are starting to come forward, some only a block away from the 17th Street Canal levee break, saying they heard a loud, powerful explosion right before water starting gushing in, as they ended up in a matter of minutes floating down stream on their rooftops. Full story: rense.com
New Ohio Law allows Cops to request ID
January 11, 2006 Ohio Republican Gov. Bob Taft on Wednesday signed a bill into law passed by the state legislature with barely a word of dissent. Supporters of the state's security measure, which takes effect in 90 days, say it's a tool the state can use in fighting terrorism. Full story: foxnews.com
US opening some Private Mail in Terror Fight
Washington, January 10, 2006 US officials are opening personal mail that arrives from abroad when they deem it necessary to protect the country from terrorism, a Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday.
News of the little-known practice follows revelations government approved eavesdropping on US citizens without judicial oversight after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which sparked concern from civil liberties advocates and some lawmakers, who called for congressional hearings. Full story: cnn.com
The Witchcraft of the Narnia Chronicles
Very soon our children here in the United States and elsewhere in the world are going to experience a bewitching and a deceptive occult indoctrination. On December 9th, 2005, a new Disney movie was released entitled "The Chronicles of Narnia." The movie is based on the book by C.S. Lewis entitled The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It is a sad fact that mainstream "Christianity" esteems C.S. Lewis as a great "Christian" author and his writings as edifying with profound themes of "Christian" teachings. The C.S. Lewis books can be found in "Christian" bookstores everywhere, and even Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family organization is offering and promoting the works of C.S. Lewis. These same books, however, can also be found in occult bookstores everywhere!
As a former witch, astrologer, and occultist who has been saved by the grace of God, I know that the works of C.S. Lewis are required reading by neophyte witches, especially in the United States and England. This includes The Chronicles of Narnia, because it teaches neophyte, or new witches, the basic mindset of the craft. Isn't it strange, though, that many "Christian" churches and organizations have used The Chronicles of Narnia as Sunday School curriculum?
When I saw the release date of this new movie, I was not surprised. December 9th is the 13th day before the witches' quarter-sabat of Yule. The full cold moon is midway between the release date and the sabat of Yule. The waxing moon is also directly on the equinox on the release date of the movie. This is far too precisely occultic to be coincidental, and the producers of the movie no doubt consulted upper-level witches regarding the perfect day to have the "Chronicles of Narnia" open. . . Full story: lasttrumpetministries.org
Vatican Muscling in on Jerusalem
January 07, 2006 In a statement whose arrogance and contempt he seemingly could not see, the Vatican's legal advisor in Israel, David Jaeger, told an international conference in Haifa Tuesday that Jerusalem was too important a city to leave in the hands of either "Palestinians" or Jews. . .
(Comment: This is axiomatic for those with ears to hear and eyes to see).
Ironically the Vatican, which claims to be spiritual home to one billion of the world's Christians, rejects the biblical stipulation granting everlasting possession of ancient Canaan, inclusive of Jerusalem, to the Jewish people.
(Comment: There is not a single Christian who calls the Vatican "Home." Rome is the enemy of Christ as Jews are the enemy of Israel. There is no stipulation in all the pages of Holy Writ granting Canaan and Jerusalem to the Jewish people. On the contrary, Jerusalem was made the capital of the Israelite nation, and Canaan their Homeland).
Since 1947 it has sought to have Jerusalem internationalized, confident that with Rome's massive global constituency the pope will be able to exercise substantial control over the city. Jaeger is historically on solid ground when he says the Palestinian Arabs should have no say over Jerusalem. The city has never been an Arab capital and the "Palestinians" have no historic or national rights to it (or to any other part of Israel's biblical homeland).
(Comment: This is untruthful. The city was founded as Jebus by the Canaanite tribe of the Jebusites. It came into the hands of Israelites, not Jews, under King David in about 1048BC. It has been under Gentile dominion from 606BC to the present day, and will remain so unto the consummation of all life on earth (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:1-2, 8).
Instead of being obsessed by delusions of earthly grandeur which are aberrations of Scripture, the journalist is encouraged to seek Jerusalem that is Above and is the Mother of all who will be born in the heavenly Zion).
The Jews, by contrast, have venerated the city as their holiest site for over 3,000 years. Israel is the only nation that has ever had Jerusalem as its capital. During centuries of exile, Jews everywhere prayed daily to return to Jerusalem in order to be able to once again worship their God in this place.
(Comment: That is the prayer of hypocrites. When Israel was given the liberty to return to Jerusalem in 536BC they refused, preferring to pray long-distance from Babylon. God cursed them seven times more for their iniquity (Leviticus 26:18). Since those additional 2,520 years of worldwide dispersion and expropriation of Israel's capital expired in 1948 and 1967, the Israelites still refuse to return. Meanwhile the Jews are returning to Germany. But Jerusalem is the only place where God met Israel under the Blood of the lamb, and where He will meet Israel under the Blood of Messiah on their day of true Atonement (Joel 2:32; Zechariah 13:6-9). But these things have nothing to do with the Jews who are the historical enemy of Israel and Jerusalem).
Jerusalem is described in the New Testament as the "City of the great King," referring to Jesus of Nazareth who also bears the title King of the Jews.
(Comment: Pontius Pilate named Jesus King of the "Judeans" or residents of the Province of Judea regardless of gender, race or religion. Scripture calls Jesus "the King of Israel," meaning the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacoban entirely different race to most Judeans. The City of the Great King is the City of David, King of Israel; his greater Son Jesus Messiah is the Great King of Israel. Herod was King of the Jews).
The book of Revelation, foretelling Jesus' return to Jerusalem, calls Him the Lion of the Tribe of Judahi.e. He remains Jewish.
(Comment: Jesus was never "Jewish" but a Hebrew and Israelite of the tribe of Judah. Were He Jewish He could not be the kinsman Redeemer for Adam's fallen race. As an infant the Jews sought to kill Him as they had killed all God's righteous prophets from Abel to Zechariah (Matthew 23:33-35). This was why Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt, and why they later dwelt in Galilee of the Gentiles among the Benjaminites whose land had been stolen by the Jews whilst Benjamin was captive in Babylon).
In recent history, it has only been while under Jewish administration that Jerusalem has flourished and that protected access to all of its holy places (including Christian and Muslim sites) has been guaranteed.
(Comment: This is untruthful. The journalist speaks of conditions that prevailed for almost two thousand years prior to the establishment of the Jewish state, when Semitic Hebrews who were Israelites and Semitic Arabs lived together in harmony whether their religious belief was Yahweh Torah, Judaism, Christian, Islam, Druse or whatmore).
Between 1949 and 1967, when the Arab kingdom of Jordan occupied the eastern part of the city, the rights of Jews and Christians to visit their holy places was restricted, sometimes denied. The Jewish Quarter of the Old City was left to rot, its synagogues sacked and burned.
Despite this, the Vatican believes it should have a say that could deny the right of the Jewish people to keep their beloved capital in their hands.
Comment: Christians have no "holy places," and although the Talmud and both Testaments of the Bible foretell Rome will rule Earth from Jerusalem, we support none of her claims but suggest the Journalist confront the Jewish hierarchy in league with the Vatican to employ the prophecies of Scripture to their own ends. Full story: jnewswire.com
Gathering the Nations to the Sun that rises upon Jerusalem
God has a Plan and His Adversary and ours has a counter plan, and while the unregenerate and babes in Christ can hybrid God's Message into plans of their own, they become variants of Lucifer's plan, so close to the faith as would deceive the very elected if it were possible. But once the elect is exposed to the revelation he sees the Light and repents of his error.
God's Plan and Message are perfect and can never change while Lucifer's plan is in constant flux, and since he has no Absolute, the ends justify the means. Whereas God's Plan is based on love that entails the voluntarily service to another by bringing one's own senses subject to internal principles for the benefit of the other, Lucifer's plan is based upon external laws imposed with the objective of alluring, deceiving or forcing others into his service.
God's plan is to manifest His Attributes in the material form of His glorified Family, a Royal House of priest-kings ruling over a global kingdom ordered by the Light of His Divine Life in them. He created this finished Plan in His great eternal thinking before time and material creation began. Then it was the Kingdom of heaven, but as His thoughts are eternal and they are real, in the fullness of time its Capital, New Jerusalem, will come down from God out of heaven as a bride adorned for her husband, and the Kingdom of Heaven will become the glorified Kingdom of God ruling over all the kingdoms of this Earth.
As New Jerusalem was created in God's eternal thinking consistent with an eternal Plan to display His eternal Attributes it is an eternal City of whose substance the present Jerusalem is merely a shadow. The New Jerusalem is not built of masonry but of God's Attributes of love expressed in the glorified flesh of the saints of all Ages. Metaphorical "lively stones" selected out of every nation, tribe and tongue of Adam's race throughout the world and shaped over 6,000 years through the free will offering of their lives dead to worldly lusts and desires as a service to God and His Word for their hour. This City is Himself manifest in His elect. It is the Lamb's Book of Life, the fruit of the resurrected Messiah (Isaiah 53:8-12; 65:23).
Although the Lord wrote an unchanging specification for each individual stone, its qualities, function and position in the City, its wall, streets, river and parkland, no stone was arbitrarily hand-picked or worked from a rough ashlar into due form. Each stone was selected, worked into due form, and polished to perfection for its unique place by the foolishness of preaching God's spoken Word that declared its purpose in His Plan; and yielded by its own choosing to conform to the Master Plan and Specification.
Over the past two thousand years each elect, precious stone was made ready and laid to rest in the field. When the last stone is perfected, God will raise up the Church Age stones in order to fulfill His promise to Abraham (Matthew 3:9) and bring the building together for the meeting in the Air. By God's grace through individual faith, each stone will perfectly fit its own peculiar position without the sound of any tool of iron, knit together in love to compliment, strengthen and edify the whole (I Kings 6:7; Ephesians 4:11-16).
When you recognize your day and it's Message, you have heard your name called from the Lamb's Book of Life. Not Sue or Melvin, but your part of the Word specifying your position in the City, and the measure of the lively stone you are predestinated to become.
New Jerusalem is the mother of every saint, the mind of God where we were conceived and foreknown because of our own choosing. This City is the creation of God where He dwells in the glorified flesh of His Family. Its King and Queen, Jesus Messiah and the New Testament saints are His living Temple before which the "saved" will worship God throughout eternity (Revelation 3:12; 7:15-17; 21:22-24). New Jerusalem will be God's only provided place of worship because the Name of the City, Jehovah-Shammah, "the Lord is there," is also the Name of their King and His Queen for we are that City. Her foundations, walls and gates, our throne and temple guards, administrators and servants, are the Old Testament saints and the 144,000 elect Israelites regenerated after the Marriage ceremony in the time of Jacob's trouble.
Israel is God's servant nation. A servant is one who obeys His master's commands. Speaking with His disciples who would become the first Christians, Jesus said, "No longer do I call you slaves or servants, for the servant does not know his master's plans; I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you" (John 15:15; 16:13). Contrast our situation with God's servants and you will see they haven't the faintest notion what God has done, or what Jesus is doing now. Grace wrought by faith from within is incomprehensible to those who know only the strong force of external law. Jesus said, "the servant or slave does not abide in the home forever: but the Son continues forever" (John 8:35). And there we see the difference between the Book of Life and the Lamb's Book of Life.
Brother Branham said, "Not one Scripture spoke of the Lord presently compiling a record of names. That is indeed so. However there is a Scripture pointing to a future compilation. It is in the eighty-seventh Psalm. This Psalm speaks of the Lord writing up the names of all those born in Zion. On no account can it be presumed that God has to wait until the end of ages or that period of time dealing with Zion in order to know who all might be born in Zion. Again, that would preclude omniscience. Surely He knows who all comprise that number. But what is it? Is it not simply the revised roll wherein God simply places in a new record those names which remained after the second resurrection and pertained to Zion?" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 285:2).
The various classes of the "saved," those non-elect whose names have remained in the Book of Life (which records the offspring of the first Adam) will be granted into eternal Life by the saints at the White Throne Judgment. These are the citizens of the nations that will populate the renewed heavens and renewed earth outside the City tithing of their increase to Zion "the mountain of the house of the Lord established in the top of the mountains, and exalted above the hills" (Psalm 87:1-7; Isaiah 4:3-4; Joel 3:17; Revelation 20:9,11-13; 21:27; Micah 4:1). On no account are these God's elect. Our names constitute the Lamb's Book of eternal Life (which records the offspring of the last Adam) whence no name can be removed.
Isaiah 60:1-5, "Arise, shine Jerusalem, for your Light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Behold, darkness will cover the earth, and gross darkness the people of Israel: but the Lord will arise over you Jerusalem, and His glory shall be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your Light, and kings to your dawning radiance. Lift up your eyes and seeall the nations are gathering themselves and coming to you; they are your sons coming from afar, and your daughters carried on the hip. When you see your eyes will light up with joy, your heart shall thrill and rejoice; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you".
Almost 100 years before Nebuchadnezzar invaded Jerusalem, Isaiah saw a vision of the Sun of righteousness rising over New Jerusalem as the Shekinah of the Logos that once manifest in the flesh of Messiah, then preached "beginning in Jerusalem" (Luke 24:47). This is the City Abraham sought. Throughout eternity this "appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord" will overshadow heavenly Jerusalem manifest on Earth so that "the City has no need of the Sun or the Moon to shine on it, because the God's glory illumines it and its Lamp is the Lamb" (Revelation 21:23).
In a mixed metaphor the prophet overlays present, earthly shadows with the substance of God's heavenly Plan realized on Earth. As he explains, the Light of God in Christ would first dawn over natural Jerusalem when Israel was apostate, and the yet unenlightened Gentile world in spiritual darkness. John 1:11, "He came to His own race, but His own received Him not for gross [Talmudic] darkness covered the people of Israel".
When the tribe of Benjamin returned from the Captivity in Babylon they found their own land had been stolen by the Edomites during their absence, and they were forced to relocate. In 109BC John Hyrcanus forcibly assimilated the Edomites into the Israelite population, culture and religion of Judea, hence the enmity between Jews (or residents of Judea) and Israel's kinsman Redeemer (Josephus, Antiquities, XIII, 9:1; XV, 7:9; Genesis 3:15). So Jesus did not live among the Jews, who sought to kill him as an infant, but in Galilee of the Gentiles with the Benjaminites, the remnant of Napthalim and Zebulon whose people had been deported by the Assyrians, among Phoenicians, and the Gentiles transported into that land.
Speaking of his neighbors, Jesus said, "the people who sat in darkness have seen a great Light; and for them who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned" (Matthew 4:12-17). The spiritual condition of the people has worsened since Isaiah 9:1-2 was written, and the defeated Israelites who then "walked" are now represented passively "sitting" in darkness. But Light unfolded from the Law and the testimony of the prophets (Isaiah 8:20) into a great Light, becoming clearer and brighter and more widely extended (Isaiah 9:1-7), as the Prince of Peace born of the house of David ministered chiefly on the border land of this depressed part of Israel, near the Gentiles rather than in Jerusalem. For Jesus was both "the Light to lighten the Gentiles and the Glory of His people Israel".
"The common people heard him gladly." Galilee's very debasement made it feel its need of a Savior, a feeling unknown to the self-righteous Jews even 2,000 years later (Matthew 9:10-13). In my experience it is generally more fruitful to minister among the less privileged and well-to-do whose needs cannot be met by natural means than among the highly educated worldly-wise who feel they have everything and can fall back upon material means.
Isaiah 9:11-16, "The Lord shall set up the adversaries . . . and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still. For the people did not repent and turn to Him who smote them, nor seek the Lord of hosts. Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, the lofty palm branch and the lowly rush, suddenly, in one day (Isaiah 66:8). The ancient and honorable elder is the head entrusted with leadership, while the prophet who presumes leadership but teaches lies, is the tail. (Instead of leading the people forward as the head, as the vilest part of the animal he is leading them backwards). For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and those who are led of them are destroyed".
It is always the most trusted leaders who deceive a complacent people who "sit in darkness," satisfied with the second-hand religion of a kind old priest who "does their religion for them," instead of turning "to the Law and the testimony of the prophets" to personally "prove all things, hold fast that which is good." Without a hands-on personal relationship with the Word, God's Sun Light cannot warmly embrace, soften and enlighten our soul.
The darkness of a second-hand religion was well-put by Brother J. C. Philpot when he wrote withdrawing his ministry from the Church of England on March 28, 1835:
"Thus, with perhaps a few and rare exceptions, the Clergy of the Church of England, whether Orthodox or Evangelical, correspond to that description given by the Holy Ghost, Micah 3:11, "The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money, yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? None evil can come upon us." And need we wonder if, "as is the priest, so are the people?" The congregation of the High church, or Orthodox clergy, as they proudly call themselves, consists, with possibly a few exceptions, of none but open sinners, self-righteous Pharisees, and dead formalists. In this "congregation of the dead" the blind lead the blind, and all their weekly confessions, absolutions, prayers, praises, services, and sacraments as they will one day find, but one continual mockery of the blessed God, who requires of His worshipers that they "should worship Him in spirit and in truth." Of those who sit under the ministry of the Evangelical clergy, the greater part in no wise differ from "the congregation of the dead" described above, being attracted thither by the superstitious charm of the Parish Church. Of the remaining part, there may be a few seeking souls who range over these barren heaths, until fairly driven from them by starvation, or brought off by tasting the green pastures and still waters of gospel grace under an experimental minister. The rest are mere formalists, with an evangelical creed in their heads, but without any grace in their hearts; or, if the minister be a high Calvinist, such "twice dead" doctrinal professors as never felt the plague in their hearts, never had their consciences ploughed up by the law, never loathed themselves in their own sight, and never "plunged in the ditch till their own clothes abhorred them." Humble, lowly, contrite souls, who are deeply acquainted with the workings of grace and of corruption, whose consciences have been made tender, and who have landmarks of the dealings of God with them, cannot long continue where they have fellowship with neither minister nor people. And, indeed, so opposed is the whole principle and practice of the Church of England to the work of grace upon the souls of the elect, and "to simplicity and godly sincerity," that a minister who is not a hypocrite or a formalist, must, when he has reached a certain point in Christian experience, either flee out of her or awfully sin against the convictions of his own conscience. He may remain in her as a presumptuous dead Calvinist; he may take the highest tone of doctrine, and preach Sunday after Sunday about assurance of personal salvation; but if once he describe the work of the Spirit on the soul he must, at a certain point, either come out of her or, by remaining, contentedly within her pale, manifest himself a hypocrite in experience, of all hypocrites and of all hypocrisies the most deceiving and the most awful. Can a man, for instance, who has known the work of regeneration in his own soul, and whose conscience is made tender by the blessed Spirit, go on long to lie unto God by thanking Him for regenerating infants? Can he who has been sprinkled with the blood of Christ, and been fed with His flesh, continue long to give the elements of His body and blood to the unbeliever, the self-righteous, and the ungodly? Can he who has tasted the covenant of grace, and experimentally entered into the everlasting distinction between the sheep and the goats, go on long to mock God by declaring at the grave's mouth of every departed unbeliever, swearer, and drunkard, that he is a "brother," and is "taken to be with God?" Notions in the head, however correct, doctrines, however high, a presumptuous confidence of salvation, however loud and lofty, may suffer a man thus to trifle with the living Jehovah. But a tender conscience, a godly fear, and a trembling sense of God's holiness and majesty, such as the blessed Spirit works in the soul, must sooner or later bring a man out of this awful mockery".
"From this worldly and unholy system I now secede; and blessed be the Name of God Most High, who has poured Light on my eyes to see these abominations, and given me, I trust, a small portion of that faith of Moses whereby "he was willing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season." For sooner far would I die in a workhouse, under the sweet shinings-in of the eternal Comforter, and His testimony to my conscience that I am born of God, than live and die in ease and independence, without following Jesus in that path of trial and suffering which alone leads to eternal Life".
Israel refused the Light God shone in Jerusalem: we Gentiles and our kings came to His Light. But succeeding generations fail to keep on walking in the Light God continues to unfold because they neglect to establish a personal relationship with Him, and after the initial revival is past they substitute organization and human leadership for the Headship of the Spirit, and man-made traditions eventually shut out or blind them to the Light. Such was the fate of the Church of England which rejected the Light God shone through John Wesley's Message. Such was the fate of Israel whose spiritual blindness to God's Light will persist "until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in." If only they had read to the end of Isaiah 9.
It was God Himself who came to Jerusalem (Isaiah 47:4). Isaiah 59:20-21, "The Lord will come to Zion as her Redeemer and to the Israelite converts of apostasy. And this is My promise to these born-again converts, says the Lord; My Holy Spirit that is upon You (Messiah as their progenitor and ideal representative of Israel's descendants), and My Words which I have put in Your mouth shall not depart from Your mouth nor from the mouth of Your children, nor from the mouth of Your grandchildren, says the Lord, henceforth forever." For they are to be both receivers of truth through eyes and ears and testifiers of it through their mouth like Christ's end-time Bride (Revelation 10:8-11).
Isaiah 60 is not speaking of Jerusalem's restoration, of Israel's return from Babylonian captivity or from worldwide dispersion, but of the enlargement of Jerusalem in order to receive the Gentile converts to the Light first risen in that city 2,000 years ago. It is the fulfillment of Genesis 9:27, and the children brought to Zion are not those she has lost but the full-grown children she has never known. This is the Millennium.
According to Isaiah 49:17-23 the countless children are the Body of Christ consisting primarily of Gentiles converted to the Lord whilst Zion was forsaken and repudiated by her husband and put away as punishment with a view to correction, but not divorced. These children are Spiritual Israel, saints who received the "Spirit" of the prophecies natural Israel refused for the "letter" without the Spirit, and death (53:10).
In Isaiah 49:21-23, Zion ponders in her heart, "Who has born me these? I was bereaved and barren, exiled and put away; who has raised these grown-up children for me? Behold, I was left alone by my Husband; whence have these come?"
"Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up My hand to the Gentiles, and raise My standard to the peoples: and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me".
Jerusalem or Zion is forsaken of God, her Husband, from the time of the Desolations which began in 589BC to the Millennium. That is, throughout "the times of the Gentiles" as confirmed by Ezekiel 10:18; 43:2; Revelation 7:2. Only then will she learn that it was "Jerusalem that is above" that bore her children for her while she was childless; children begotten by the spoken Word of God.
These are not children Jerusalem had lost but children she had never known before. If they were the returning Israelites she would have recognized them, but they are Gentile Spiritual Israelites. In Revelation 7:1-8 the Israelite apostle John quickly recognized each of 144,000 elect Israelites by their tribal dress, but when he saw the Bride of all seven Church Ages in Revelation 7:9-17, which was the same vision seen by Zion, he too was unable to identify the Gentile saints drawn from every nation, tribe and tongue, and was equally confused by their strange dress and appearance as was Zion.
Through twenty centuries Gentile kings and queens have nurtured heavenly Zion's unknown children in love and reverence, and with their wealth and power watched over them with protective carefulness and encouraged the propagation of the faith.
Isaiah 54:1-3, "Sing, O barren woman, you who did not bear; break forth into a loud and joyful song, Jerusalem, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the deserted woman than the children of she who has a husband, says the Lord. Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations: spare not, lengthen your tent cords, and strengthen your stakes; for you shall break forth on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited".
The elect of every nation tribe and tongue will find Life under the covering of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. As Brother Branham explained, God will assemble this tent or tabernacle on earth during the first resurrection and complete the structure of the tent vision in the body change of the living saints after the manifestation of the Sons of God. Malachi 4:2, "For you who fear My Name the Sun of righteousness will arise with healing in his beams; and you will go forth and leap as calves from the stall."
The strengthening of Zion's tent stakes indicates the greatly enlarged dimensions of God's tabernacle since the middle wall of partition between Israelite and Gentile was broken down in Christ, and also the fact that it is no longer to be the tent of a sojourner. When Ezekiel described the Ark and the four living creatures, they were journeying on wheels (Ezekiel 1). John sees the same vision after the last of the PART-Word saints is redeemed at the close of the Laodicean Church Age when redemption is over. Christ's end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary because we were predestinated to be reborn by the fullness of the Word, so we have no need of a Mediator for ignorance of the Word. In Revelation 4 and 5 the Ark is stationary, having reached its heavenly destination, and its traveling days are over. Christ's Mediation is fulfilled and the Mercy Seat is now a Judgment Seat surrounded by the redeemed elect of all ages.
"The seed of Zion shall inherit the Gentiles" (Isaiah 54:3; 49:6 ,12, 18 sqq). New Jerusalem shall possess all nations, and not merely control their lands by expelling the inhabitants by force and law, but she will take possession of the inhabitants themselves by grace through faith and the love of God in Christ, the Seed of Abraham. His Spiritual offspring, the elect of every nation, tribe and tongue born of the "heavenly Jerusalem" shall rule the renewed earth, for He is King of kings, and Lord or lords. The seed of Zion are Abraham's seed by the baptism with the Holy Ghost (Galatians 3:29), not the seed of sinful men conceived in Jerusalem now in bondage to the Law and Talmudic loopholes that enable hypocrites to claim the Law whilst evading its requirements.
Galatians 4:22-31, "It is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the freewoman was born only after God had specifically promised he would come. Now this is an allegory: these women indicate two covenants, one from Mount Sinai bearing children into slavery under the curse of the Law, which is Hagar. It corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But our mother-city is the heavenly Jerusalem, which is free and no slave to Jewish laws."
"This is what Isaiah meant when he prophesied, Rejoice, O childless woman; break forth into loud and joyful song, Jerusalem, you who never before bore a child: for I am going to give you many childrenmore children than the slave wife has."
"Now you and I, dear Brothers and Sisters, like Isaac, are children of God's promise to Abrahamonly we were born the second time of the Spoken Word. So we who are born of the Holy Spirit are persecuted now by Jewish Supremacists who would bring us under bondage to their fraudulent Noahide laws, their false Holocaust religion whereby they conspire to supplant the atonement of Yeshua Ha Maschiach, God's sinless kinsman Redeemer, and traditions of the Talmud which make the Law of Moses and the testimony of God's vindicated prophets of no effect. True Spiritual Israel is today persecuted by fleshly Jewish impersonators as Isaac was persecuted by Ishmael".
"But the Scriptures say that God instructed Abraham to cast out the slave and her son: for the son of the slave shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So, brethren, we are not slave children obligated to the Jewish laws, but children of the free woman, and acceptable to God being Abraham's seed by our faith".
Thus God cast out the nation of Israel until the last of His Gentile saints is born of "Jerusalem that is Above and free from the Law." His dealings with us end with the apostasy of the Gentile denominations as His dealings with Israel terminated in the apostasy of their denominations. But Christ has come back to earth "as a thief in the night" in WORD form through a prophetic that has "restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and proclaimed the day of vengeance of our God." Christ will return to Israel in like manner through the ministry of two Hebrew prophets to fulfill the six-fold purpose of Gabriel's instructions and complete Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Quoting Jesus for Hebrew believers, Matthew 24:27 says, "As the lightning flashes from the East and shines to the West, so will the [parousia] Coming of the Son of Man be." The Light of the Word that arose over earthly Jerusalem in the East has traveled around the Earth and was restored in the West through the ministry of William Branham, the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6. Zechariah 14:6-7 foretold, "It shall come to pass in that hypocritical day of uncertainty, that the Light (of faith or understanding in God's unchanging Word) shall not be clear, nor dark: but it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be Light". THUS SAITH THE LORD will lead Christ's elect on the path to Glory.
We live in the evening time of God's grace and of the Gentile dispensation. Spiritual darkness covers the Earth and gross Spiritual darkness still covers the people of natural Israel. After the Lord has gathered Zion's unrecognized children, countless as the stars of heaven or the sand of the sea shore (Genesis 22:17), the Light that appeared to Moses in the burning bush, led the children of Israel through the wilderness, was nailed to Calvary's cruel cross, and will yet overshadow the New Jerusalem, shall be confirmed to Israel a second time by their Hebrew prophets and received by 144,000 elect Israelites in Jerusalem. nl412.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.