Bible Believers' Newsletter 429
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are delighted that you have joined us for fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Our main article in this issue features some questions that will encourage you to examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith. This is our opportunity to check up and ensure we can check out! Please follow the links in the news items and our main article, and be sure to send a copy of this Newsletter to other believers and friends.
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.
Southern San Andreas Fault waiting to Explode
London, June 21, 2006 The southern end of the San Andreas Fault near Los Angeles, which has been still for more than two centuries, is under immense stress and could produce a massive earthquake at any moment. . . Yuri Fialko, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at La Jolla, California, said that given average annual movement rates in other areas of the fault, there could be enough pent-up energy in the southern end to trigger a cataclysmic jolt of up to 10 meters (32 ft). "The observed strain rates confirm that the southern section of the San Andreas Fault may be approaching the end of the interseismic phase of the earthquake cycle," he wrote in the science journal Nature. A sudden lateral movement of 7 to 10 meters would be among the largest ever recorded.
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake that destroyed San Francisco in 1906 was produced by a sudden movement of the northern end of the fault of up to 21 ft. Full story: reuters.com
Melting Glaciers alter Earth's Surface, spur Quakes, Volcanoes
June 9, 2006 Imagine the surface of Earth as a giant trampoline that accumulated a slab of ice over the winter, and you can get a sense of what a growing number of scientists say is in store for the planet as glaciers keep melting.
Once the trampoline's ice turns to water that drips over the edges in the warm days of spring, the concave elastic slowly rebounds to its original flat shape. That's how Earth responds as glaciers retreat, and the consequences promise to be . . . interesting.
The reason is that one cubic meter of ice weighs just over a ton, and glaciers can be hundreds of meters thick. When they melt and the water runs off, it is literally a weight off Earth's crust. The crust and mantle therefore bounce back, immediately as well as over thousands of years. That "isostatic rebound," according to studies of prehistoric and recent earthquakes and volcanoes, can make the planet's seismic plates slip catastrophically, and cause magma chambers that feed volcanoes to act like bottles of shaken seltzer.
"It's unavoidable that glacial retreat will induce tectonic activity," says geoscientist Allen Glazner of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Full story: truthout.org truthout.org
Morgellons Weird 'Alien' Bug hits USA
Over 1000 people in Texas, Florida and California are saying that they are suffering from a nasty new skin complaint, but doctors are telling them they are 'delusional'. . . Victims feel like bugs are crawling under their skin. They have little blue fibers, and black specks and white threads coming out of their skins. Under the skin, those fibers are connected to what appears to be a cluster of fibers or in some instances, parasitic looking organisms. . .
Full story: schmoo.co.uk www.cbs47.com rense.com
America invaded by Aliens!
Most American people really do not know what this is all about or what is soon to happen in our land. This is the beginning of a planned revolution as blueprinted and orchestrated by the masterminds of the Illuminati Great Conspiracy. Before I continue with this thought, I must first point out that it would be both unscriptural and intellectually dishonest to condemn an entire race of people. There are some honest Hispanic people and those of other races who have entered this country legally and have followed proper procedure. There are those who are productive, honest, and most importantly, good Christians. . .
The Illuminists need a revolution in the United States to produce instability and a social cataclysm that will change everything forever and bring forth a quantum leap into a new world order. We know that the US Government purposely allowed many millions of illegal aliens to enter the country and settle . . . Our Congress began to move against them with laws that threaten to make them felons and to face deportation. It was understood in advance that there would be a massive uprising which would start as peaceful protests and eventually become violent riots. . .
Full story: lasttrumpetministries.org
Comment: This is the fulfillment of Matthew 24:37 and the replication of the original sin on a global scale . . . "as it was in the days of Noah." This is the Illuminati's diabolical plan to induce universal hatred and anarchy for their third major revolution which will become Armageddon. The huge waves of refugees artificially generated by the Illuminati are using innocent people as pawns. India is being invaded by thousands of refugees from Sri Lanka; Australia has accepted 19,000 refugees from Somalia, more from other African nations, and is begging to bring in tens of thousands from refugee camps in Pakistan and Burma. Parliamentarians without Christ are falling over one another to open wide our borders on "humanitarian" and "Christian" grounds not realizing that their unscriptural populist stance is playing right into the hands of their hidden masters.
Not only are these deliberately displaced refugees pawns of the elite, so are the citizens of the United States, Australia and the European countries upon which they are being imposed. As a Sister from Nigeria wrote, "By the Grace of God we are heaven bound. All this are just temporary".
The Council on Foreign Relationsoften described as a "shadow government"issued a comprehensive report last year laying out a five-year plan for the 'establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community' with a common 'outer security perimeter?'
Roughly translated, in the next few years, according to the 59-page report titled "Building a North American Community," the US must be integrated with the socialism, corruption, poverty and population of Mexico and Canada. "Common perimeter" means wide-open US borders between the US, Mexico and Canada. As Phyllis Schlafly reveals in Whistleblower: "This CFR document asserts that President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin 'committed their governments' to this goal when they met at Bush's ranch and at Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005. The three adopted the 'Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America' and assigned 'working groups' to fill in the details. It was at this same meeting, grandly called the North American Summit, that President Bush pinned the epithet 'vigilantes' on the volunteers guarding our border in Arizona." Full story: worldnetdaily.com
On May 10th the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported the US Government was informing Mexico of the exact locations of the Minutemen. President Bush made it clear to Mexican President Fox that stationing National Guardsmen on the border was "not militarization of the border" but the appeasement of "certain Americans who are beginning to ask too many questions"! According to Phyllis Schlafly's column (April 12, 2006) the Los Angeles Times has reported a video produced by George II to win the hearts of Mexican voters in which he is seen waving a Mexican flag and describing Texans as foreigners in Mexico's native land.
US Secret Gun Deal: 200,000 AK-47s Missing
Pentagon has secretly shipped tens of thousands of small arms from Bosnia to Iraq in the past two years, using a web of private companies, at least one of which is a noted arms smuggler blacklisted by Washington and the UN. But though the weaponry was said to be for arming the fledgling Iraqi military, there is no evidence of the guns reaching their recipient. Full story: truthout.org
America Freedom to Fascism
Cannes Aaron Russo's incendiary political documentary which exposes many of the governmental organizations and entities that have abridged the freedoms of US citizens had its international premiere at Cannes and won a standing ovation. The event, which was held on the beach and filled to capacity, was open to the public and drew a crowd of people who stood along the boardwalk to watch the film.
Through interviews with US Congressmen, as well the former IRS Commissioner, former IRS and FBI agents, tax attorneys and authors, Russo proves conclusively that there is no law requiring citizens to pay a direct tax on their labor. His film connects the dots between money creation, federal income tax, voter fraud, the national identity card (which becomes law in May 2008) and the implementation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to track citizens. Neither left nor right-wing in perspective, the film concludes that the US government is taking on the characteristics of a police state.
The international audience at Cannes as well as the European media has been fascinated by Russo's fiery diatribe against the direction America is heading. View Trailers: freedomtofascism.com
Keeping Iraq's Oil in the Ground
June 14, 2006 World oil production today stands at more than twice the 15-billion a-year maximum projected by Shell Oil in 1956and reserves are climbing at a faster clip yet. That leaves the question, Why this war?
Did Dick Cheney send us in to seize the last dwindling supplies? Unlikely! Our world's petroleum reserves have doubled in just twenty-five yearsand it is in Shell's and the rest of the industry's interest that this doubling doesn't happen again. The neo-cons were hell-bent on raising Iraq's oil production. Big Oil's interest was in suppressing production; that is, keeping Iraq to its OPEC quota or less. This raises the question, did the petroleum industry, which had a direct, if hidden, hand, in promoting invasion, cheerlead for a takeover of Iraq to prevent overproduction? Full story: alternet.org
The Proposed Iranian Oil Bourse
The proposed Iranian Oil Bourse will accelerate the fall of the American Empire.
A nation-state taxes its own citizens, while an empire taxes other nation-states. The history of empires, from Greek and Roman, to Ottoman and British, teaches that the economic foundation of every single empire is the taxation of other nations. The imperial ability to tax has always rested on a better and stronger economy, and as a consequence, a better and stronger military. One part of the subject taxes went to improve the living standards of the empire; the other part went to strengthen the military dominance necessary to enforce the collection of those taxes.
Historically, taxing the subject state has been in various formsusually gold and silver, where those were considered money, but also slaves, soldiers, crops, cattle, or other agricultural and natural resources, whatever economic goods the empire demanded and the subject-state could deliver. Historically, imperial taxation has always been direct: the subject state handed over the economic goods directly to the empire.
For the first time in history, in the twentieth century, America was able to tax the world indirectly, through inflation. It did not enforce the direct payment of taxes like all of its predecessor empires did, but distributed instead its own fiat currency, the US Dollar, to other nations in exchange for goods with the intended consequence of inflating and devaluing those dollars and paying back later each dollar with less economic goodsthe difference capturing the US imperial tax. . .
Full story: news.goldseek.com
Comment: What do serial wars have to do with gold and the dollar?
What does the Federal Reserve System (FED) do?
Why doesn't CNN or 60 Minutes explain this?
Who owns the huge reserve of gold stored in the sub basement of the FED of New York?
Who really controls the FED? Full story: whtt.org
Russia shifts Part of its Forex Reserves from Dollars to Euros
June 9, 2006 On Thursday, June 8, Russia became the latest in the list of countries that shifted a part of its Central Bank reserves from the dollar. Sergei Ignatyev, chairman of the Central Bank, said that only 50 percent of its reserves are now held in dollars, with 40 percent in euros and the rest in pounds sterling. Earlier it was believed that just 25-30 percent of Russia's reserves were held in euros, with virtually all the rest held in dollars.
Russia's gold and foreign currency reserves have grown rapidly over the last few years in tandem with high oil and gas prices. As MosNews has reported earlier, Russia currently has the world's fourth-largest reserves, after China, Japan and Taiwan, and it looks to overcome Taiwan by the end of the year, with reserves growing by $5-6 billion monthly.
Full story: mosnews.com
Unreported: the Zarqawi Invitation
June 9, 2006 They got himthe big, bad, beheading berserker in Iraq. But, something's gone unreported in all the glee over getting Zarqawiwho invited him into Iraq in the first place . . . ? But you can't have a war president without a war. And you can't have a war without enemies. "Bring 'em on," our Commander-in-Chief said. And Zarqawi answered the call. Full story: truthout.org
Comment: "By Way of Deception Thou Shalt Make War".
Data on Nuclear Agency Workers Hacked: Lawmaker
Washington, June 10, 2006A computer hacker got into the US agency that guards the country's nuclear weapons stockpile and stole the personal records of at least 1,500 employees and contractors, a senior US lawmaker said on Friday.
The target of the hacker, the National Nuclear Safety Administration, is the latest agency to reveal that sensitive private information about government workers was stolen . . .
Earlier this week the Pentagon revealed that personal information on about 2.2 million active-duty, National Guard and Reserve troops was stolen last month from a government employee's house.
That comes on top of the theft of data on 26.5 million US military veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs has said. Full story: abcnews.go.com
Holocaust-era Archives to open?
A commission of eleven nations is expected to vote to open Holocaust-era archives. Representatives of the countries that oversee the former Nazi files met Tuesday. Germany recently agreed to open up the archive, which contains 50 million files and is administered by the Red Cross. Full story: jta.org
Anoint Your Eyes with Eye Salve that you may See
Matthew 4:23-25, "Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in the synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing all manner of sickness and infirmity among the people. So His fame spread throughout Syria: and they brought Him all the sick with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics and paralytics, and He healed them. And great multitudes followed Him from Galilee, Decapolis, from Jerusalem, Judea and from beyond Jordan".
Brother Branham's ministry paralleled that of our Lord. In revealing Jesus Christ, his first and second "pulls" attracted multitudes wherever he went. People appreciated the blessings of healing and rejoiced in sincere worship, but as it was in the days of Jesus' ministry, few received the revelation of the Message.
Luke 17:26-30, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."
Life goes on as usual. People are oblivious to the fact we live "in the days of the Son of man" or that God sent Billy Graham and Oral Roberts to the church in Sodom and the covenant prophet William Branham to His elect (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7). God veiled Himself behind the flesh of this sinner saved by grace and revealed Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, and today and forever by the Messianic sign of Hebrews 4:12 "discerning the thoughts and intents of people's hearts . . . as He did in the days of Lot;" raising the dead, restoring sight to the blind and introducing Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming. "Willingly ignorant, they walk after their own lusts (as it was in the days of Noah and Lot), saying, 'Where is the promise of His 'parousia'? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation" (II Peter 3:3-5).
I have decided to publish this response to an email disputing elements of the revelation as an exercise for us to review our own understanding of God's unchanging Word. A precious Brother wrote, "For the sake of the truth please explain":
There are some who propagate the teaching that redemption has been over since the year 1963. There are a great many others who deny this fact.
This Church is now at the climax of twelve years of persecution and two years of litigation by a people who deny facts. The first among those who teach this doctrine was our Lord Jesus Christ in chapters four and five of the Book of Revelation. Brother Branham also taught this revelation, which Christ's end-time Bride "prophesies again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings" (Revelation 10:8-11; Matthew 7:14).
Our teachings, "Redemption is Over," and "Christ's Mediation," explained how His end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites were each fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary but that the Apostolic and Church Age saints could not be fully redeemed on the Cross because so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals they would have only PART-Word and imperfect faith. Consequently their understanding was unacceptable to God as it included "Jewish fables and commandments of men that turn from the truth having backslidden from their first love" in the Ephesian Age (Titus 1:14; Revelation 2:4). These PART-Word saints required a go-between to stand in the breach and mediate between themselves and a jealous God who will only receive His own Word with nothing added to or diminished from it.
When the last of the saints predestinated to the PART-Word divisions of the Body was born-again in the Laodicean Church Age, the blood came off the Mercy Seat in the heavenly tabernacle and it became a judgment seat as described in Revelation 4. The seven portions of the Spirit that had anointed the "angels" to the seven Church Ages, their Messages, and those whose lives became written epistles of the Word for their day, returned to the throne of God where they stood as lamps of Fire.
When the elders called for a kinsman Redeemer in Revelation 5, Jesus advanced from the altar of sacrifice where the body of the Lamb of God slain to take away the sins of the world lay for 2,000 years as a memorial while as High Priest and Mediator in the Office of Son of God, Christ interceded for the errors of the PART-Word saints, receiving the Word for their Age and placing their ignorance under the Blood or in the brazen sea of God's forgetfulness, which is crystal clear in Revelation 4:6, indicating that the last of the PART-Word saints who required mediation had been manifested on earth, or born-again.
Proven worthy to claim the Book redeemed with His own Blood Jesus broke the Seven Seals that had concealed the mystery of God from the foundation of the world. Then in Revelation 10:1-7 He descended with the Church Age saints in WORD form through the mouth of the seventh angel Brother Branham in the "Shout" of the end-time Message, which is the fullness of the Word: Christ the Logos (I Thessalonians 4:14-16; Jude 14-15; Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10). As the prophets foretold, the "end-time" commenced when Jesus opened the Seven Seals (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 5; 6; 10:4).
Christ is the mystery of God revealed. As the image and glory of her Husband, His Bride the true Church is the mystery of Christ revealed in redemption (I Corinthians 11:7; Ephesians 5:23-32). Thus the Bible is the story of God changing His form or unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to their manifestation as the members of His glorified family: Jesus Messiah and His Gentile Bride. The Book once sealed but now open in the hand of the Redeemer is the revelation of Himself for it is the Book of Redemption and contains only the names of those born of the Logos.
In God's foreknowledge all of these saints were redeemed from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). He could not fully redeem the Church Age saints on Calvary because they were predestinated to be born the second time while the Book was sealed, and knowing only PART-Word, were in disagreement with the fullness and required a mediator. Through the revelation of the Seven Seals Christ's end-time Bride has the perfect interpretation of the Word"that which is perfect" or completeand have no need for a Mediator. So when Christ returned through the revelation of the Seals He was no longer in the office of Son of God and Mediator (John 5:25-26) but Son of man and Judge (John 5:27). There was no more blood on the heavenly throne, and redemption was over.
The Brother wrote: "Brother Branham taught that when the Blood leaves the Mercy Seat the world will witness the outpouring of the wrath of God, which is presently restrained by the presence of the Blood. If the Blood of Jesus Christ was removed from the Mercy Seat, it would cause complete separation of the worshiper from God".
Our Brother overlooks the fact that the Life is in the Blood, and the Bride is the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost (Galatians 3:27-29). During the dispensations of PART-Word the saints were under the blood by virtue of a go-between who interceded for their ignorance of the fullness. Now the last part of the Body is the head or intelligence; Christ's end-time Bride is the Capstone that completes the Body. We are growing to maturity in the unity of the faith under pre-eminence to our Husband, the Word. "The Voice of the Archangel" is in us for the "third pull" in the manifestation of the Sons of God to endue us with rapturing faith for the great translation.
The PART-Word saints were under the Blood, and displayed the measure of the Life of Christ manifest to their Age: "faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, and brotherly kindness"as explained in II Peter 1:1-8. Now we have the Token which is the Life of Christ in us. The Blood was the evidence that the Life had been surrendered in sacrifice but that Life has come back upon Christ's Bride, and the Token on display in Christ's end-time Bride is the evidence that the Life of Christ is living in us.
"Thus saith the Lord, heaven is My throne, and the Earth is My footstool: where is the house that you build unto Me? And where is the place of My rest?" (Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49).
Matthew 11:27-30, "All things are delivered to Me by My Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and He to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him. (It is impossible to know one without knowing the other because Jesus is the Father manifest in flesh as He is the beginning of God creating Himself into His new creation of God-menI John 2:23; 4:15; Revelation 3:14). Come unto Me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light".
Heaven is God's throne, while Earth is the place of His judgment and Christ's domain. The place of His eternal Sabbath and "House" is Jesus Christ and the Bride of all Ages. Christ's Bride is the Blood of Christ that makes Earth a Mercy Seat. Our presence is withholding the wrath of God and the Great Tribulation. When the resurrection of the sleeping saints is complete and we are changed in the atoms and caught up with the rest of the Body to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the sky, God's wrath will fall. The Holy Spirit leaves Earth in the form of Christ's Bride and comes back to anoint the two Hebrew prophets to Israel when Earth is His Judgment Seat.
John 5:26-27, "as the Father has Life in Himself; He has given to the Son to have Life in Himself; and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man".
I Corinthians 15:25-28, "Jesus must reign, till He has put all enemies under His feet (or judged the worldMatthew 19:28; 25:31-46; I Corinthians 6:3; Revelation 20:11-15). The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For God has put all things in subjection under His feet. But when He says all things are put under Him, it is clear that God who put all things under Him is excepted. And when all things are subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject to God who put all things under Him, so that God may be utterly supreme".
The Brother wrote: Each attribute of God's plan of Redemption, such as the Kinsman Redeemer, the High Priest, the Intercessor, the Mediator, the Sacrifice upon the Mercy Seat, the Throne of Grace would become void. This would cause the breach or chasm to re-occur between God and man, which the condescending of God (through Jesus Christ) had bridged.
The sacrifice was not upon the Mercy Seat in the Holy of Holies but upon the altar of sacrifice in the Outer Court. This Earth is the throne of grace so long as Christ's Bride is present. The breach re-occurred in 1963 at the close of the Laodicean Church Age. That was Revelation 4 and 5. Since there was no more blood on the Mercy Seat in heaven and Christ was now Judge and not a Mediator, Brother Branham stood in the gap or breach between the Church Ages and the Seals to receive and deliver the fullness of the Word that would enable Christ's end-time Bride to cross that chasm back to God by perfect faith.
We expounded the revelation of the Breach in three parts: Part I The Kinsman Redeemer, Part II Standing in the Gap, and Part III Crossing the Chasm as Sons of God. While in Newsletters 290 294 we expounded Revelation 4 and 5.
The Brother wrote: By doing away with the Intercession of the Blood of Christ you would do away with numerous gifts and promises given to the Church. For example, Salvation, Grace, Perfection, Divine healing, and free moral agency, would all be gone.
The Blood of Christ was only an evidence that the life had been given, it could not intercede; it was the Word that interceded in response to faith in the Word for the hour (Isaiah 55:11). The other speculations do not merit address.
He went on to say: The following appendix poses pertinent questions based upon Brother Branham's Message concerning the Blood and Redemption as it applies to us today. Please note the date of many of Brother Branham's statements, especially those which are quoted after March, 1963.
Our well-meaning Brother composed sixteen irrelevant questions and proceeded to answer them incorrectly with thirty pages of misplaced quotes from Brother Branham's Message. In trying to unlock the Message by the Message he has fallen into a trap common to so many sincere ministers who have heard the Voice of the seventh angel, I know because I have been in this dilemma. The Message is the key given to Christ's end-time Bride to unlock the Bible, not the Message. We are commanded by Isaiah, Jesus, Paul and Brother Branham, to take the Message back to Scripture from Genesis to Revelation so that we understand what it "means," not learn what it "says" (Isaiah 8:20; Matthew 4:4; Acts 17:11; Romans 3:4; Galatians 1:8-9; I Thessalonians 5:21, etc).
Our Brother has learned the "letter" of the "Shout" of the Message but that just makes him responsible before God. He is not an unbeliever because he has come out of Babylon. He is among the virgin aroused from denominational slumberland and is justified and sanctified; but without a clear revelation of the Message there is at this point no evidence that would identify him among the wise virgin.
We should not create doctrine by quoting Brother Branham's words unless we have taken them back to the Scripture for the understanding the Spirit inspired to the Prophet. We must remember also that the prophets often did not comprehend their inspired Message but knew only that they were delivering THUS SAITH THE LORD (I Peter 1:10-12). From the transcripts of his sermons it is clear Brother Branham did not fully understand everything he had spoken under inspiration until the very end of his ministry.
Isaiah would not have understood how the nation of Israel could be born in one day (Isaiah 66:8). Zechariah did not know that under the Sixth Seal radiation will consume the eyes, tongues and flesh of those who fight against Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:12). John was caught up in the Spirit into the day of the Lord, which follows the opening of the Sixth Seal at the sounding of the Seventh Trumpet, and he looked back and reported upon Brother Branham's ministry in 1963-1965, yet he could not possibly have understood what God was revealing to him in those visions and is probably still questioning what a "Ricketta" might be.
Our Brother has read the Message as if it was describing future events when his quotations embrace prophecies that came to pass 43 years ago. He is faithfully reciting the "letter" but without the Spirit he is out of fellowship since he is not walking in the Light as God is in it, having misplaced or as Brother Branham said, "mislocated" the Scripture, as Israel and the Church at the end of their dispensations mislocated the first and second Comings of Christ.
In teaching and preaching from the "letter" of the Message without entering the same Spirit as the Prophet we overlook God's command to Brother Branham not to explain the "third pull" or opening of the Word as this would invite carnal impersonations of the Message. As He withheld the eyes of Mary, and those who walked with him on the Emmaus road from recognizing the risen Lord (John 20:14-16; Luke 24:13-16), God restrained His prophet from explaining the minutiae of the "third pull." Since its revelation is "hidden between the lines" one cannot intellectually find or pass the Life by preaching the "letter" quote upon quote. Thus Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables but expounded the revelation to His disciples privately (Matthew 13:10-13; John 16).
1. Are we under the Blood or are we not?
If we are born-again we are "under the Blood." But the Blood of Jesus Christ like the blood over the lintels of the Israelites was the evidence of a sacrifice made and received in faith by those dwelling under that sign. The heavenly temple after which the earthly tabernacle and temple were patterned was a schematic diagram whose symbols illustrate the Book of Revelation and direct those to whom their significance is revealed back across the chasm to God. Like the parables of Jesus these earthly signs possessed heavenly meanings so that the signs were not to be read literally but understood as shadows and types by men of faith.
To say we are under the Blood is not to imply that there exists a deposit of Christ's Blood but that the benefits of His sacrifice have been applied to us "Life for life." The blood of Jesus was the spoken Word of God made manifest.
2. Will the Blood remain on the Mercy Seat as an Intercessory, as long as Satan, the accuser is present before the Throne?
The Brother has misquoted The Revelation of the Seven Seals, page 305:3, which says: "as long as the Intercessor is still on the throne, Satan can stand there and accuse." The Body of Jesus is on God's throne which was once sprinkled with His Blood. However, as there is no blood on that Mercy Seat Christ is no longer an Intercessor and it is now a Judgment Seat where Jesus is seated in the office of King of kings and Judge.
3. Has the Church Age ended and the rapture already happened?
The Church Age ended and the rapture commenced in March, 1963.
4. Has the resurrection already taken place? Has the "time appointed," (as described by Brother Branham) the time Christ "calls" for His Queen, and "He claims His possession," already happened?
In the sense that Christ does all three"Shout, Voice and Trump"as He descends in WORD form with the sleeping saints in theophany or Word form bodies, and heaven has been empty for the space of half an hour, the threefold PROCESS of the resurrection has already advanced to its second phase wherein the Voice of the Archangel is in His end-time Bride.
In expounding Ephesians 4:30, ". . . grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the day of your redemption," Brother Branham explained that that day was in March, 1963 when Christ claimed the Book of Redemption and revealed it to His Bride. This is the "shout" of the Message by means of which He has called His Queen (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16). When she receives the revelation she has heard her Name called from the Lamb's Book of Life, recognized her place in the Word and her position in the Body.
The day of redemption was in March 1963 when Christ redeemed the Book, fulfilling Revelation 5:7 by taking possession of all the New Testament saints including the 144,000 elect Israelites. Since then He has opened the Seven Seals and revealed "who's" Names are written and "how" He redeemed them in each Age (Revelation 6:1-8). So the focus of our ministry is no longer on preaching "justification" as it was throughout the Church Ages, but "Redemption Revealed."
Those who are not in the Spiritual cycle of the "shout and the Voice of the Archangel" will have no part in the physical translation or body change following the "Seventh Trumpet" and the manifestation of the Sons of God.
Trying legalistically to define the "letter" which is a shadow of good things to come into the very image of those things is doctrinaire and causes confusion rather than edification.
5. Has the last Gentile been saved? Has the change of dispensations occurred, from the Gentile back to the Jews? If the Blood has been removed from the mercy seat why hasn't the wrath of God fell upon the earth, i.e. the literal opening of the 6th seal, and the tribulation period?
The Brother is confusing "salvation" with election and new birth. Every child of Adam is born "saved" from his mother's womb because the last Adam died to redeem the first Adam, and all of his seed were potentially in him in the Garden of Eden (I John 2:2). To use our Brother's terminology, every child of Adam is "under the Blood" until the age of accountability and thereafter unless or until he comes to the place of no more repentance through the injudicious exercise of his free moral agency like Esau.
There was no change of dispensation from the Jews and there will be no change of dispensation to the Jews. The dispensation for Jews who are in Adam's race is right now, for they are Gentiles. After the Gentile dispensation the Lord will turn back to Israel to call an election of 144,000 from among those who are blood Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not to the Jews.
Christians are the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, and so long as we are on Earth, God's footstool remains a Mercy Seat. When the Bride is taken Home, it becomes His Judgment Seat.
6. If the "last one" had "come in," in March 1963, (after the Seals were opened) why would Brother Branham say in 1964, "He's setting at the right hand of God TONIGHT doing His mediatorial work"?
The answer is in the next three sentences the Brother neglected to quote: ". . . And when that last soul is saved that was redeemed and seen and knowed by God before the foundation of the world, when that last soul's saved, that closes the Book. Then the Lamb comes out and takes the Book out of the right hand of Him that sets upon the throne. Then He's coming then. He's coming to the earth."
Brother Branham was explaining what took place thirteen months before he ministered this sermon in 1964, and forty-three years before the Brother wrote these questions.
In each of the quotes our Brother lists the Prophet was explaining what was fulfilled in 1963. Christ's mediatorial office ceased when the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was baptized into that part of the Body, then He came for His Queen who does not require mediation.
7. If the "last one" has come in, why did Brother Branham claim to still be searching for that "last one" in sermons preached after March 1963?
The Prophet was speaking of the last member of Christ's end-time Bride, not the last member of the PART-Word saints.
8. If Christ had to remain as an Intercessor until every name had been manifested on earth, (which we understand was by being born, . . . a baby becomes a living soul when it takes its first breath . . . ) has there not been one elected seed born since 1963?
We should not understand this as the physical birth by woman through sexual generation to natural life but of the soul being born or spiritually quickened to eternal Life through faith by the Man. Brother Branham was typing the natural birth with the Spiritual as John typed it in I John 5. He was speaking of the earthly manifestation through re-generation of those whose names were written in the Lamb's Book of Life, not our existing manifestation on earth as names written in the Book of Life, which as Paul explained, precedes the Spiritual birth (I Corinthians 15:12-58).
If Christ were to remain an Intercessor until the last person in Adam's race was physically born of woman He would be a Mediator throughout the tribulation.
9. Why would Brother Branham print in the Church Age Book, "His present office . . . ; now" is the High Priest? (Remember, Brother Branham personally edited this book for 5 years . . . then distributed it Dec 4, 1965.)
When John was on the Island of Patmos, and when Brother Branham was preaching the Church Ages for the second time, Christ was in the office of High Priest. However, as we read on we learn that His mediation had to be fulfilled before He could reveal the mystery of the Seven Seals to His Prophet. When He came forward to answer the elders' call for a kinsman Redeemer, His role changed from the bloody sacrificial Lamb to the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, and from High Priest and Mediator to King of kings and Judge as foretold in Revelation 4 and 5. That was fulfilled in 1963 before the revelation of the Seals.
10. If there is no Intercessor or High Priest, (because the Blood has been removed) has the gift of healing been done away with? Has the apostolic age ceased? If the apostolic age is over, why did Brother Branham insist it had not, in 1964?
Christ was a Mediator for the ignorance of the PART-Word saints whilst the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. He did not intercede for the gift of healing or for the apostolic age. And by the way, Jehovah-Rapha was healing the faithful for four thousand years before the Blood of Christ was created, and Jesus sent forth seventy apostles some years before it was shed.
I Corinthians 13:10, "When that which is perfect or complete has come, which is Christ the Logos or fullness of the Word, then PART-Word and mediation for ignorance of the fullness will be done away".
The revelation of the Seals brought Christ back to earth in WORD form, and as the prophet explained, "We now have the perfect interpretation of the Word," so there is no requirement for mediation among those who have received the Spirit, particularly if they have the gift of the fivefold as distinct from a one fold ministry.
11. Is it possible to separate any of the attributes from the Seven Redemptive Names of Jehovah, manifested through Jesus Christ? Can we do away with parts of the 7 compound redemptive names? Is He no longer Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord's provided sacrifice for salvation, and Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord that heals all our diseases? Why would Brother Branham say the 7 compound names STILL apply to Him in November of 1963?
Unbelief can deny Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8.
12. If the Blood does not apply to the Bride after 1963, why did Brother Branham say it "perfects the Bride" in 1964? How will the Bride now be perfected without the Blood?
The Blood was the evidence that the natural life of the innocent Sacrifice had been received in substitution for the sinful life of the penitent sinner. Unlike the natural lamb this Victim had a soul with eternal Life. By faith it could come back to slay your soul's husband-part, which is the nature of Satan, and quicken the soul of the penitent to eternal Life in an invisible union of Spiritual marriage or new birth. This Life that was released by the shedding of Jesus' Blood perfects the Bride. Without a Mediator it could not perfect the PART-Word saints because they only had access to PART of the Life so long as the Book was sealed, but they identified with the bloody sacrifice and as High Priest Christ received their faith in the Word for their day and placed their ignorance under the Blood, or "winked" at it as a father ignores certain immaturities in a child, for the Body was still growing into the Head or Capstone where it is today.
13. How does a believer have the Token without first accepting and applying the Blood Atonement?
He doesn't, does he? However the atonement took place 2,000 years ago. Christ's natural Blood fell upon the ground and returned to the elements. In the antitype of the atonement of Israel's first Passover, His blood cleansed the heavenly sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints, but this is a pantomime or play by which God's children can understand the cruelty of sin, and the penalty that it cost to rid sin from our lives. (See Brother Branham's 1953 sermon by the same title).
Our Brother is trying to apply a literal interpretation to symbols and shadows as if they were the substance they represent. Blood is a chemical that conducts the spirit of natural life throughout the body and cleanses it of physical impurities. Blood cannot cleanse the soul of sin. Blood is a natural substance whereas your soul is a spiritual being that cannot be touched by blood. The Blood of Christ is an earthly evidence of the substitutionary sacrifice of an acceptable natural life which released the Spiritual Life of His soul or Holy Spirit to unite as one or atone the penitent believer by his faith in a new birth through three steps of grace typed by water, blood and the mortal spirit of natural birth. Through faith in the all-sufficient voluntary sacrifice of Jesus' natural life our soul is justified by grace, and as we grow in the faith, our mind, which is the womb of the spirit, is cleansed by the washing of water by the Word, or revelation"Ooh, I should not cut my hair, paint my face and wear clothes that pertain to a man.""Aah, I had better dress like a man, cut out mixed bathing, smoking, drinking, and gambling; provide for my family and take headship over my wife."
We are sanctified by the cleansing power of the Life of Christ through faith as natural Blood cleanses our natural lifea further step by grace through revelation. The third step of grace is a further step in faith wherein we recognize and become a written epistle of the Word for our day, which is the new birth and perfection.
14. If there is no provided place for intercession after March 1963, why did Brother Branham point us to "one provided place" after the Seals were open? Can we be "born again without the Blood cleansing us"?
The Blood was shed 2,000 years ago. Accept it by faith.
In each of the nine dispensations within the Pentecostal feast that types the Gentile dispensations, the sabbath or new birth was produced by recognizing and becoming a written epistle of the present truth (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7).
15. Why did Brother Branham tell us the Church Age had not ended, and mercy was not over if the Blood has already been removed from the Mercy Seat?
Our Brother has not taken the Prophet's Message back to the Bible to unlock the meaning of the written Word. Instead, he is trying to create doctrine from the "letter" of the spoken Word in contradiction to Scripture and the Prophet's instructions.
All seven Church Ages are over. However, the world remains in Laodicea, or in a Laodicean condition (Revelation 3:17-20), because the only way of escape is by one Spirit baptizing the individual into the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the Pentecostal Feast.
16. Wasn't free moral agency for every mortal born, just as it was for Adam and Eve? If the Blood has been removed, then there is no choice to be made, therefore there is no free moral agency?
Our precious Brother is without the mind of Christ because he has not obeyed the Word of God "who has made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter is death to us and to our congregation, ensuring that without intervention they will not be among the wise virgin, for the Spirit gives eternal Life".
Now that we have the perfect interpretation of the Word of God we should not be struggling intellectually to revive Laodicea by trying to "work out" the "letter" of THUS SAITH THE LORD, but "anoint our eyes with eye salve" by taking the spoken Word back to the written Word "that we may see" to enter the sabbath of the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the Pentecostal feast. nl429.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.