Bible Believers' Newsletter 430
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Last week 299,119,597 US citizens (and 25 million illegal aliens) celebrated another Independence Day anniversary, but were these United States ever free or independent? The United States is a belligerent government under the International law of nations, a corporation, not a country, and the people therein are enemy subjects who have never been sovereign; and since 1787, unless they were the wealthy landed aristocracy with perhaps a Crown grant, neither were their forebears.
What will be the "state of the union" this time next year? Will the Russian invasion of the USA be a fait accompli?
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.
Bombs Bursting in Air
"The star-spangled banner does not fill me with pride: it fills me with shame. That flag symbolizes sorrow and corruption to me right now," writes Cindy Sheehan. "The flag represents so much lying, fixed elections, profiting by the war machine, high gas prices, spying on Americans, rapid erosion of our freedoms while BushCo literally gets away with murder, torture and extreme rendition, contaminating the world with depleted uranium, and illegal and immoral wars that are responsible for killing so many. A symbol that used to represent hope to so many around the world now fills so many with disgust."
Full story: truthout.org
Our Lost America - A Collection of Quotes
With great sorrow, at the age of 82, I have seen our America descend spiritually, socially and economically into nothing - a nation now despised worldwide. As a Jew who is familiar with The Harold Wallace Rosenthal Interview (1), and The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (2), I was hoping our Jewish community would divorce itself from the Zionists who highjacked our religion years ago and uses it as a shield to operate behind. Unfortunately, now it's too late, we are heading towards WW3 and probable annihilation of our 'civilization.'
I am not very proficient at writing, so I am enclosing a small collection of quotes, to illustrate to the younger generation what a beautiful America we used to have.
Very respectfully, Binjamin Herzel
Full story: rense.com Comment: A gentleman after our own heart.
Have You been Hornswoggled?
The people of the United States actually have two national flags: one for our military government and another for the civil. Each one has fifty stars in its canton and thirteen red and white stripes, but there are several important differences.
Although most Americans think of the Stars and Stripes (above left) as their only flag, it is actually for military affairs only. The other one, meant by its makers for wider use (peacetime), has vertical stripes with blue stars on a white field (above right). You can see this design, which bears civil jurisdiction, in the US Coast Guard and Customs flags, but their service insignias replace the fifty stars.
The US government hasn't flown the civil flag since the Civil War, as that war is still going on. Peace has never been declared, nor have hostilities against the people ended. The government is still operating under quasi-military rule.
Today the US military flag appears alongside, or in place of, the state flags in nearly all locations within the states. All of the state courts and even the municipal ones now openly display it. This should have raised serious questions from many citizens long ago, but we've been educated to listen and believe what we are told, not to ask questions, or think or search for the truth.
The Founding Fathers were state Citizens, not "US citizens". Unbeknownst to most people, the class termed "US citizen" did not exist as a political status until 1866. It was a class and "political status" created for the newly freed slaves and did not apply to the people inhabiting the states of the union who were at that time state Citizens.
The rules that apply to "US citizens" may be different than the rules that apply to "state Citizens," and that the rights of one are not the same as the other. For example, the "state Citizen" is NOT required to have a driver license to legally use their car to go to the store to buy food or to attend their place of worship, the "US citizen" is required to have a license to do the same thing. Full story: state-citizen.org biblebelievers.org.au biblebelievers.org.au
A Subscriber Writes
The battlefield where the Devil has amassed his greatest forces and is thrusting his deadliest armies is the surrender of our national sovereignty and independence, and the creation of global government! Yes, Martha, the Devil has targeted the United States for destruction, and he is using our own political leaders to do his diabolical work!"
I think what you are saying here, is that the battle is against our own political leaders, who have surrendered our national sovereignty and independence in order to make way for the creation of global government. It might strike you as it does me that this is an odd thing to say. The normal expectation is that a surrender occurs after a battle, when one side concedes that it has lost.
Odd, but substantially true in this case. The one thing you leave out, a fact of the highest importance is that our government has been captured by a criminal gang of aliens with the intention of destroying the traditional America, the America distinguished by the Constitution of the United States. This unspeakable crime has been substantially accomplished with the enthusiastic cooperation of America's indigenous money elites and their satellites, and with the mindless cooperation of at least three-quarters of the citizens of the United States.
The sad fact is that America is a pushover. And, indeed, it has been pushed over in a spectacularly brief passage of time, with hardly a peep of objection from anyone. We have thrown away our Constitution of which we have been so proud, and we have trashed our integrity along with it!
Paramilitary Secret Police kidnap, detain, torture Bilderberg Investigators
Ottawa, June 29, 2006 Three Canadian citizens who visited the Brookestreet Hotel in Ottawa to observe members of the Bilderberg Group earlier this month were kidnapped, detained without charge and suffered the ordeal of a marathon interrogation session and psychological tortureincluding threats to "cut off the arms" of one of the victims . . .
Alex Jones, who himself had been detained and interrogated for 15 hours at the hands of Canadian immigration the previous day. . . Full story: propagandamatrix.com
California, July 6, 2006 Reports of hundreds of fish that have been floating up over the last several days . . . They've been spread out throughout the Bay Area from San Leandro to the Lower South Bay area . . . More than 1,000 fish have washed up so far, including sturgeon and striped bass. Full story: hisz.rsoe.hu Comment: Sulphur?
Supernova Fears Grow
June 21, 2006 Russian Atmospheric Scientists have become increasing alarmed at the growing number, and strangeness, of the Cosmic Blasts that are continuing to assault our Earth and creating storms of almost unprecedented magnitude. The latest of these massive storms hit the Pacific Island nation of New Zealand wreaking horrible damage upon those people, and as we can read as reported by the Deutsche Presse-Agentur News Service in their article titled "Storms black out New Zealand's biggest city. Full story: thebirdman.org
Comment: To quote the Prophet, "the world is again falling apart".
Self-driving Golf that would give Herbie a run for its Money
June 30, 2006 German car giant Volkswagen has turned fiction into reality by unveiling a fully automatic car which really can drive itselfand at speeds of up to 150mph . . .
The GTi has electronic 'eyes' that use radar and laser sensors in the grille to 'read' the road and send the details back to its computer brain. A sat-nav system tracks its exact position with pin-point precision to within an inch . . . in an age when rapidly advancing technology and the Big Brother State is increasingly taking responsibility away from the driverwith the onward march of electronic speed limiters, collision avoidance systems, cruise control, satellite navigation, and pay-as-you-drive road tollingthe self-driving robot car is not such a distant prospect. . . And many of the elements which make up its engine will be making their way into showroom cars within just a few years . . . Full story: dailymail.co.uk
Questions from Africa and America
Question: How can Brother Branham be the angel of Revelation 1:1 that explained the mystery to John? This is one of your quotes in the Sixth Vial:
"Between the Sixth and Seventh Vials Brother Branham the angel of Revelation 1:1, shows John, who represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout this Book (as Ezekiel represented Israel and Judah in chapter 4 of his Book), how the nominally Christian world having forsaken its vows of separation, would become impotent like Samson, and that God will gather those who trouble us to the place of vengeance (II Thessalonians 1:3-10)".
Answer: In the flesh John was on the Island of Patmos in about AD95-96, while in the Spirit he was "in the Lord's day," which is yet future, witnessing events that would not be revealed until our day and after the Seventh Trumpet ends our dispensation (Revelation 1:9-10).
Daniel 12:4, 9 and Revelation 10:4, 7 tell us the Bible which is sealed to "the time of the end" will be revealed "in the days of the Voice of the Seventh Angel." According to Revelation 1:1, God revealed these secrets to Jesus Christ when He opened the Book. Jesus did not know these things during the days of His flesh (Matthew 24:36); and they could not be known until the end of the Laodicean Church Age (Revelation 4:1 5:7; 6:1). Once He had opened the Book Jesus revealed its contents to the angel of Revelation 1:1 who was William Branham, the angel of Revelation 3:14; 10:7; 22:6-10, etc., and the only man to whom these mysteries were revealed. His ministry "finished the mystery of God".
As John was the only man to whom the angel revealed the mysteries, he signifies Christ's end-time Bride who are the only people for whom the seventh angel revealed the mystery.
Question: What has the corruption and violence of Israel to do with the grand conspiracy overtaking all who dwell upon the earth, and how does this reflect God's plan?
Answer: Regarding the criminal state of Israel we must bear in mind Romans 8:28, "all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose." We should also remember Daniel and Jesus prophesied that Israel would be ruled by non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Gentiles throughout the "times of the Gentiles" which began with Judah's defeat by king Nebuchadnezzar and continues through the present day unto the consummation of all life on earth (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2, 8).
God deals with elect Gentiles as individuals, redeeming one here and one there throughout our dispensation, but with Israel as a nation in the Homeland where every elect Israelite will be born-again on the same day (Isaiah 66:8). So the state had to be restored in the Promised Land before He could "set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of Israel and Judah" (Isaiah 11:11-12). God knew it would be restored by impostors as Daniel and Jesus foretold. Thus all things work together for the blessing of God's 144,000 elect Israelites as they do for His elect Gentiles.
In 1948 non-Semitic Zionists stole the land from its Semitic Arab and Hebrew inhabitants who were killed or evicted. The impostors named the new country Israel so it is a land to which blood Israelites could return. Many returnees have been persecuted by the occupiers; still, their kinsmen will also return as Jerusalem is the one place where God will meet Israel under the blood of the lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Exodus 23:14-17; Deuteronomy 16:1-6; Joel 2:32; Zechariah 14:4-8).
Once born-again, this 144,000 will be martyred by Zionists and their Judaeo-Catholic church. The Illuminati believe they are impersonating Bible prophecy to deceive the inhabitants of Earth who will receive their false Messiah "who comes in his own name" and yield them world hegemony. However, they are fulfilling Scripture as antichrist and ignorance will not excuse their dupes: there is no justification for usurpers of the land or Israelis and other Gentiles serving their fraudulent purposes. This conspiracy will end in Armageddon.
Looking beyond the circumstances to the Promise we see God fulfilling His Word. However it happened, the Promised Land has been reclaimed in the name of Israel. There God will deal by faith with an election of blood Israelitesnot Jewsthrough the ministry of two Hebrew prophets in the office of Moses and Elijah.
That Truth which is Ordinarily Never Spoken
The Book of Genesis records the beginning of sin and of faith, loss and the promise of redemption. It speaks of man's fall from grace and the ensuing beginnings of two races: one descended from the Serpent through Cain, the other from Adam through Seth, and the "enmity" God set between them. Cain's race corrupted Adam's line by miscegenation and idolatry, and would have annihilated the kingdom that was to be Christ's had God not allowed them to cause the Great Flood.
The Tree of Knowledge always destroys innocence as we see when we follow the natural and spiritual lineage of the Serpent, which produced mighty men of renown from Cain to the present daypopes, scholars, engineers, scientists, kings and presidents. In contrast, Adam's believing children are a humble people; it was unbelieving Ham's incest with his father's wife that reproduced the Serpent's seed on this side of the Flood.
Ham's son Cush reintroduced pagan worship or spiritual Serpent's seed from the old world. This was the worship of father, son and spirit, three gods who were all equal. Cush was deified as Baal, Moloch, Zeus, Hermes, etc., and his son Nimrod as Tammuz, Bacchus, Apollo, etc., Cush knew about the coming seed of the woman so he introduced a woman and her seed. When Nimrod died, his wife, Semiramis, deified him and made herself the mother of the son and also the mother of the gods as the Roman church have deified Mary, claiming she was without sin and was the Mother of God. Semiramis called Nimrod "Zeroashta" which means, "the woman's promised seed." Nimrod hybridized the sons of God with the daughters of man, established a hybrid religion of reasoning by adding to and taking from God's Word, and built a tower by which knowledge he believed his followers could escape a repetition of God's judgment upon future sin. Like Eve, Nimrod served the Tree of Knowledge which corrupted innocence.
Brother Branham wrote, "Babel is the original name for Babylon. It means confusion. It was literally started by Cush, the son of Ham, but was brought to a kingdom of power and grandeur under his son, Nimrod, the mighty hunter. Nimrod, according to the Genesis eleven account and also according to profane history, set out to accomplish three things. He wanted to build a strong nation, which he did. He wanted to propagate his own religion, which he did. He wanted to make a name for himself, which he also accomplished. His accomplishments were so monumental that the kingdom of Babylon was called the head of gold amongst all world governments. That his religion gained prominence is proven by the fact that Scripture identifies it with Satan completely in Isaiah 14 and in Revelation 17-18. And by history we can prove that it invaded the whole world and is the basis for every system of idolatry, and the theme of mythology, though the names of the gods differ in various sections of the land according to the language of the people. That he made a name for himself and his followers goes without saying, for as long as this present age goes on (until Jesus reveals Himself to His brethren) he will be worshipped and honored, though under a different name from Nimrod, and in a temple slightly different from the one in which he was originally adored" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, page 182:1).
Since the days of Nimrod the world has been controlled by a small number of family dynasties and religious institutions usurping the authority of God and subjecting their fellow men to servitude. The dynastic system was initiated by strongmen such as Nimrod who conquered all nations from Assyria to Libya to forge a hereditary kingdom, and established a universal religious system wherein he was the supreme deity. A religious caste holds the people subject to their supreme authority and in conformity to the establishment. The Babylonian religious system is now universal although the majority of its followers serve it in ignorance, satisfied with a second-hand religion of vain repetition without faith or understanding.
According to Ezekiel 38:5 and Daniel 11:42-44, those nations once ruled by Nimrod's Babylon will soon be crushed by Mystery Babylon the Great. The forces of her United States image are already drafting their campaign.
Because they are "fugitives and vagabonds in the earth, and those who recognize their true identity would kill them," Satan and his children work in darkness under another name and in a different occupation (Genesis 4:14). The children of God on the other hand, walk in the Light of the present Truth and speak plainly as a witness to all (Matthew 5:13-16; I John 1:7). We are not men pleasers, neither do we seek to gather proselytes to the Cause and have no need to employ false flag operations and 'front' organizations.
Paul admonished, "Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth" (II Timothy 2:15). If we rightly divide the Word of Truth we will recognize our day and its Message and identify prophecies already fulfilled so we do not impersonate the Word for a day gone by, and discern the blind leaders and deceivers and their blind followers from those who are in the faith.
The Babylonian socio-economic caste system within the subjected mass is universal. No longer chattel slaves, they are enslaved to wages and taxation by usury and inflation because the banksters create credit out of thin air which they loan at interest. Without inflation there would be no wage and salary increases from which to pay interest to the usurers. Fractional reserve banking, like the Trinity, was devised in Babylon.
Babylon was the first of four Gentile world empires, and her religion, banking system, and parasitical imperialistic militarism prevails to the present day. That her design is not inspired of God is certain from the fact Babylon was Satan's earthly headquarters whence his worship spread throughout the earth (Genesis 11:1-9; Isaiah 14:4). God is a separator. He separated Noah and his family from the old world and renewed the Adamic Covenant, but Ham's sin culminated in Nimrod's Babylon. God separated Abraham and made a nation of his seed, but Babylon defeated Israel and Judah by idolatry and militarily, taking her best and brightest citizens captive seventy years. During the Captivity they absorbed the Babylonian system of law, commerce and religion. The new dynasty of Pharisaism (now called Judaism) supplanted the Hebrew faith of Yahweh Torah, Babylon remained the centre of Jewish scholarship for seventeen hundred years and the authority of the Talmud has usurped the Law and the Prophets to this day (Matthew 15:1-9).
After the Medes and Persians defeated Babylon her priest-king fled to Pergamum where he re-established his kingdom. The Babylonian kingdom prospered in Satan's care but after several generations the monarch died without an heir and willed his kingdom and priesthood to Rome. Julius Caesar received the kingdom physical and spiritual and in AD63 became Pontiff Maximus. Emperor Gratian refused to wear the purple robe and assume the title Pontifex Maximus, determining first and foremost to be an orthodox Christian emperor.
God called His Church out of Pharisaism but in the Pergamean Age the Babylonian religion was hybridized with nominal Christianity by the organization of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic system of false worship at the First Nicaea Council in AD325. Influenced by the monks of Mount Carmel, a college of the Babylonian religion originally founded by the priests of Jezebel, Damasus bishop of Rome took the title Supreme Pontiff in AD378. Thus the head of the Babylonian order became ruler of the Roman Catholic church Jesus calls "Mystery Babylon the Great." Satan had united Rome and Babylon in one religious dynasty and the Babylonian rites were introduced into nominal Christianity.
Babylon stole innocence from the post diluvian world. Babylon perverted the faith delivered by Moses and the prophets so that Israel crucified her Messiah, and in these last days she has overcome the New Testament denominations causing them to crucify unto themselves the Son of God afresh. The book of Revelation foretells the end of sin and death in the lake of Fire with fresh beginnings in a renewed heavens and earth. Chapter 18 describes two Babylons: Rome will be destroyed by atomic power and her children cast into a lake of Fire, while the earth will swallow Hollywood beneath the Pacific with Los Angeles. This brings us to the soon-coming judgment of the false church.
Ancient Laodicea formed a trivium where three roads converged and met just as the United States of America forms the point where religion, politics and demon power converge in the image of the Roman beast. Like ancient Judah the United States' administration, laws, morals and religion have been taken captive by Babylon.
Frequent earthquakes finally caused ancient Laodicea's complete abandonment. The Muslim Seljuk Turks who conquered Asia, renaming it Turkey after them, destroyed the city which is now a scene of utter desolation. In the apostasy of the modern Laodicea Church Age, friendly Muslim nations have been forced into World War III, long-planned by a people who are neither Muslim nor Christian nor Hebrew. Preying upon the beliefs of billions of carnal believers, these impersonators who do not believe, plan to act out Bible prophecy with the objective of usurping world hegemony, little realizing they are fulfilling God's Word to the letter.
Although Paul had not seen the Christians at either place his letter to the neighboring city of Colosse was designed for Laodicea also (Colossians 2:1-3; 4:16). It tells Laodicea "in whom" to find "hidden all the treasure of wisdom and knowledge" whereas she thought she had all sufficiency in herself, "because you say I am rich . . ." The preaching of the gospel at Ephesus (Acts 18:19-19:41) inevitably resulted in the formation of churches in the neighboring cities, especially where Hebrews were settled; and there were Hebrews in Laodicea. It became a Christian city of eminence, the see of a bishop and a meeting-place of councils. Paul prayed earnestly in behalf of Ephesus and Laodicea that they might be delivered from Judaizing teachers, who blended Eastern theosophy and angel worship with Jewish asceticism and observance of new moons and Sabbaths, professing a deeper insight into the world of spirits and a nearer approach to heavenly purity and intelligence that the simple gospel afforded (Colossians 2:8-9; 16-23).
The Emperor Nero who martyred Paul was a proselyte to Judaism and ordered the murder of thousands of Christians in Rome (Gittin 56a). One of Nero's descendants was Rabbi Meir who enlarged and updated the Babylonian Talmud. Emperor George II is a Jew responsible for the deaths of thousands of nominal Christians with millions more to perish in the six years following the expiration of his second term.
As Laodicea was the last of the seven Churches, a circular letter to these (the Epistle to the Ephesians which was without individual salutation), upon reaching this city, arrived at its final destination just as "the faith once delivered unto the apostolic saints" (Jude 3) restored by the ministry of Brother Branham, the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7, marked the end of the seven Church Ages and time to gather the precious sheaves. "God having made known to us the wisdom and insight of His will according to the purpose which He set forth in Christ: a plan to be brought to completion in the dispensation of the fullness of times (or Church Ages), to bring all things together in unity in Christ, both those who are in heaven, and those who are on earth to be with Him in Christ forever" (Ephesians 1:9-10; 4:13; I Thessalonians 4:14-18).
Like Paul's circular letter, the Gospel has travelled the world from the East to the West and is now ready to return to its starting point in Jerusalem where it will be reconfirmed to Israel in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Daniel 9:24, 27; Zechariah 4; Revelation 11:1-13). Furthermore, the "letter" or cannon of the Holy Bible determined at the Council of Laodicea in AD363 was restored as "Spirit" at the end of the Laodicean Church Age. Do you see the type and antitype? We are at the very end of the Gentile dispensation. Brother Branham's ministry has gathered the remnant into the Capstone for union with the resurrected Church Age saints and our Homecoming after the Earthquake sinks Los Angeles.
As the history of ancient Pergamum typed the Pergamean Church Age, so the history of ancient Laodicea types the now apostate Laodicean Church, and Rome types the United States. Laodicea was originally called Diospolis (in honor of the Roman god Zeus) and then Rhoas, but afterwards Laodicea, from Laodice, the wife of Antiochus II, king of Syria, who rebuilt it. Washington D.C. was originally called Rome, and old Rome was originally Saturnia, "city of Saturn," the Roman god of fertility whose Saturnalia was appropriated by the Romish church and renamed Christmas.
Laodicea was one of the richest commercial centres in the ancient world as the United States is the wealthiest nation in the modern world, yet both were spiritually bankrupt. Laodicea was especially noted for its banking, its manufacture of a unique black woollen material, and for a medical school famous for an eye salve made from Phrygian stone. It was such a wealthy city, that although overthrown by an earthquake in AD62 in the reign of Nero, it quickly recovered from its own resources and soon assumed its pristine glory as will Laodicean United States after the soon-coming earthquake.
Hot springs at Hierapolis, a short distance to the north, sent steaming waters into the streams that flowed southward. Those waters were still lukewarm when they reached Laodicea, typifying the Laodicean Church Age whose lukewarm lack of commitment and compromise with the world were condemned by the Absolute who calls Himself the "Amen".
As God called Abraham out of Babylon and promised to make him the father of faith to a Spiritual nation and Royal priesthood called and chosen out of all nations and tongues of Adam's fallen race (Genesis 12:1-3), He is now calling Abraham's promised Seed out of Mystery Babylon the Great into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:1-4; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:47-56).
Brother Branham said, "There is coming a time upon, in this nation, to where this nation is going to exercise all the power that the beast had before it, which was pagan Rome when it become papal Rome, see, that this nation will do that" (Look Away to Jesus, Page 6:45).
Revelation 13:1-8 describes Imperial Rome as a beast or power that rose up out of the sea (which symbolizes multitudes of people). This dominant world power was mortally wounded and in political decline but in AD325 she organized the Universal Church and revived as Papal Rome. This union of the state with the false Church has ruled the world ever since and will rule the New World Order unto the consummation (Daniel 2:40-45).
Revelation 13:11-18 speaks of another beast that arises from the sparsely populated earth and forms an image to her Roman type. The antitype is the United States of America in union with the apostate (once) Protestant churches. Like Rome the United States began as a secular republic, but transformed herself over time into a violent imperialist power that is now uniting church and state.
John, who represents Christ's end-time Bride, "saw a second wild untameable power rise up out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb (representing freedom of religion before church and state powers are united) but it spoke with a fearsome voice like the dragon (Rome). And exercised the full power of the first beast with his approval, requiring the inhabitants of earth to worship the first beast, who's deadly wound was healed."
The earthquake followed by Russia's invasion of the United States will inflict a mortal wound upon the image like that which smote its Roman type. Then the Protestants will confederate and agree with Rome; non-Christian religions already have offices in the Vatican. Through this inter-faith agreement the Pope will restore peace and form a bulwark against Judaeo-Communism. Thereafter the United States will be beholden to and controlled by the Roman Dragon, which in league with the international banksters, will refinance a collapsed dollar.
"The United States does great wonders, so that it makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (atomic and hydrogen bombs by means of which) he will deceive the whole world, commanding them to make an image to Romea totalitarian world government. It will be empowered to inaugurate this new incarnation of the Roman world power and cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand (signifying willing service in fealty to Rome), or in their foreheads (signifying acceptance of Trinitarian doctrine): and that no man can buy or sell unless he has the mark of the beast's name, or the number of his name. This calls for Spiritual discernment. Let him who has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six".
Rome was a type of the United States of America. After ousting the monarchy Rome became an oligarchic republic with all power concentrated into the hands of the patricians, an aristocratic class of wealthy land holders as in the early American Republic. A republic is a state in which the supreme power rests in the people and their elected representatives as opposed to one governed by a king or a dictator. Res publica is a Latin phrase, literally meaning "public thing" or "public matter".
Beginning with the Constitution's adoption, America has been a republic. But the dominant trend has been to make it into a representative democracy as well, also known as a democratic republic, although the Constitution itself was partly a reaction against democracy. In states like Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, the situation was becoming far too democratic for the moneyed aristocracy that had, since the American Revolution, refused to share power with ordinary men.
The causes of the American Revolution were many, but for the moneyed class there were three principal aims. They sought self-government to rule the colonies themselves and to further their own interests. They sought to protect the institution of slavery, which had been endangered by a ruling against it in the case of James Sommersett, a slave brought to England by his master on a business trip and kept in custody on board a ship in 1772. He applied for and was granted a writ of habeas corpus by Lord Mansfield who ordered him discharged, saying that no law of England sanctioned slavery. And land speculators like George Washington sought to seize more native American Indian land, which had been outlawed by Britain.
In order to win the American Revolution this predatory elite needed help. Their own rhetoric about freedom and equality led to widespread demands for universal suffrage. In other words, the people began demanding democracy. Even the slaves (white and black alike) demanded their freedom and the right to vote.
After the British were defeated a centralized, national government was seen by George Washington and company not as a method of extending freedom and the right to vote, but as a way of keeping control in the hands of the rich. Several anti-democratic provisions were written into the US Constitution. Slavery was institutionalized. The Senate was not to be elected directly by the people; rather Senators were to be appointed by state legislatures. The President was not to be directly elected by the voters, but elected through an electoral college. And the Supreme Court was to be appointed. Only the House of Representatives was elected directly.
The Constitution left the question of who could vote in elections to each individual state. In most states only white men who owned a certain amount of property could vote. So, on the whole, the first federal government that met in 1789 was a republic with only a whisper of democratic representation. Thus the American people really lost their republic when the Constitution was implemented without ratification by the people. US Courts have frequently told Americans, "You are not party to the Constitution, thus your demand for Constitutional Rights is moot." (Some good reading on the false basis for the US Constitution can be found in the writings of 1870s Boston lawyer, Lysander Spooner).
However, the early federal government was not very powerful and in state after state it became easier for white males to qualify to vote so that over time America became a democratic republic by stealth. At the national level the major steps toward democracy can be marked by amendments to the Constitution, principally the Seventeenth Amendment, which took effect in 1913, making senators elected directly by the voters rather than being appointed by the state legislatures. Although there are now no longer any voter-qualification impediments in the United States the will of the people does not prevail because of the influence of the banksters and lobby groups controlled by the hidden hand.
The military reforms of Gaius Marius produced a trained professional army with standardized equipment open to all classes without qualification and with the promise of land grants upon retirement. These reforms transferred loyalty to the generals, rather than to the Roman state and was an important step toward the Roman Civil Wars and empire.
The Roman Republic ended when Julius became dictator. A dictator is a ruler whose word is law. In Rome when a dictator was created all inferior magistracies ceased. Caesar's dictatorship lasted one year. His murder by Brutus ended the Roman Republic, which became Imperial Rome, an Empire with Emperors. His nephew and adopted son, Octavian, became Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire, which succeeded the Republic.
Likewise there was a further unravelling of the concept of America's Republic when President Lincoln put Congress under the Executive Branch in 1861. Congress adjourned sine die (with no date to reassemble) in January of 1861 and without a quorum. Southern congressmen were absent and Lincoln ordered Congress to convene in the summer of 1861, making congress subservient to the President. Then F. D. Roosevelt put the Supreme Court under the President (Executive Branch) in 1938 by way of the Erie Railroad casechanging public law to public policy. Thus, with FDR, the President became 'Emperor'.
Brother Branham called F. D. Roosevelt's fascist presidency "a preliminary dictatorship that destroyed the American Constitution." And he called the ten kingdoms that will unite to support and later destroy Rome ten "dictatorships" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, page 219:7).
"Under that Sixth Seal, these two hundred thousand spiritual demons, started in Rome, GermanyHitler. Notice, over in the Bible they received power as kings, but wasn't crowned. A dictator's not a crowned king, just receive power as a king. Oh, the Spirit of God is moving through me now (you know?) just saying something; I don't know how to say it, nor what to say and maybe I'd better not" (Feast of Trumpets, p. 23:173-174). Brother Branham was doubtless referring to the dictatorial forty-second US President who has become a law unto himself whilst imposing "democracy" on his enemies out of the barrel of a gun.
Our bankster-controlled Hegelian sham democracies are placing all nations under elected dictatorships they can control from behind the scenes by the political party system. Brother Branham called democracy "all sails and no anchors." People fail to realize that so long as we have political parties there can be no democracy because the party machine is reliant upon the banksters, and representatives are reliant upon bankster-controlled parties for preselection. Thus democracy is an oligarchic mechanism to appease the people by allowing them to choose their slave-masters. The Oligarchs manipulate economic and social structures to keep their subjects striving to maintain and improve their material circumstances, never allowing these to reach a point where independent thought, creativity and altruism may prosper.
In 1961, the Lord showed Brother Branham a vision wherein he shot a caribou with forty-two inch horns and afterwards, a silver tip grizzly bear. The caribou is the North American rein deer. "Rein" has the same meaning as reign, rule, govern or control. A "deer" is to a cud-chewing animal with deciduous horns. A "horn" in Bible symbolism is a power like a king or a dictator. The US "horn" is "deciduous" in the sense that the President has a limited term and is then replaced. George II is the forty-second "horn".
(President Grover Cleveland served two terms in the late 19th century. When he began his first term in office he was the 22nd President. Benjamin Harrison defeated him in the next election and became the 23rd President. When Cleveland defeated Harrison in the next election and took office for his second term he was still only the 22nd individual since George Washington to hold the office of President. Taking this fact into account, George W. Bush is the 42nd President of the United States).
42 is a number connected with Antichrist (Revelation 11:2; 13:5).
42 Generations from Abraham to Jesus.
42 stages of Israel's wanderings mark their conflict with the will of God.
42 Kings from David to the Babylonian captivity.
42 Emperors in Rome till the institution of Papal Rome (by the reckoning of some).
42 Presidents of the USA to the close of the Gentile dispensation or democracy.
The truth which is ordinarily never spoken reveals that very much of the history, religion, science we are taught to perceive as truth and the foundation of our identity and relationship with the world is a lie.
Cornwallis revealed to Washington during his surrender that "a holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown." Cornwallis went on to explain what would seem to be a self contradiction: "Your churches will be used to teach the Jew's religion and in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. (That is, the Empire of the City of London as confirmed by the Council on Foreign Relations and its affiliates Ed). All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye on the Grand Architect of Freemasonry" (Jonathan Williams, Legions of Satan, (1781). Also see monie, verona and Conspiracy Scholar's Nook).
The Treaty removed the colonies as a liability and obligation of the king who no longer had to ship material and money to support his subjects and his colonies, but retained financial subjection through debt owed after the Treaty. His heirs and successors still reap the benefit of the king's original venture while debt is now being created at millions of dollars a day. A new war was declared when the Treaty was signed. The king wanted his land back and he knew he would be able to regain his property for his heirs with the help of the world banksters.
On November 27, 1781, just six weeks after the capitulation of Yorktown which concluded the Revolutionary War, the king addressed Parliament: "But I should not answer the trust committed to the sovereign of a free people, nor make a suitable return to my subjects for their constant, zealous, and affectionate attachment to my person, family and government, if I consented to sacrifice, either to my own desire of peace, or to their temporary ease and relief, those essential rights and permanent interests, upon the maintenance and preservation of which, the future strength and security of this country must principally depend." The determined language of this speech, pointing to the continuance of the American war, was echoed back by a majority of both Lords and Commons.
On December 12, the House of Commons moved the adoption of a resolution declaring: "That all farther attempts to reduce the Americans to obedience by force would be ineffectual, and injurious to the true interests of Great Britain."
What were the true interests of the king?
Why, the gold, the silver and the copper.
The new war was to be fought without Americans being aware that a war was even being waged; it was to be fought by subterfuge with key personnel placed in key positions. The first two parts of A Country Defeated in Victory explain how this was done and name some of the main players. Every time you pay a tax you are transferring your labor to the king, whose heirs and successors are still receiving interest from the original American Charters.
As the Marian reforms enabled Julius Caesar to seize power as dictator, ending the democratic republic and opening the way for Empire, the emergency powers of F. D. Roosevelt and subsequent Presidential Orders have enabled George II to become dictator and a law unto himself ('fronting' for the 'hidden hand').
The Congressional Record of 1933 quotes Congressman James Beck: "I think of all the damnable heresies that have ever been suggested in connection with the Constitution, the doctrine of emergency is the worst. It means that when Congress declares an emergency there is no Constitution. This means its death . . . But the Constitution of the United States, as a restraining influence in keeping the federal government within the carefully prescribed channels of power, is moribund, if not dead. We are witnessing its death-agonies, for when this bill becomes a law, if unhappily it becomes law, there is no longer any workable Constitution to keep the Congress within the limits of its constitutional powers."
The truth which is ordinarily never spoken: "The USA was empowered to bring totalitarian one world government into existence, and cause all who do not serve this image of Rome to be killed" (Revelation 13:15). nl430.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.