Bible Believers' Newsletter 432
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel.
300 innocent civilians have been killed, 1,000 injured and 500,000 displaced by Israeli aggression in Lebanon. One reader notes, "During the Great War (1914-1918) the Arabs were welcome to participate in guerilla warfare against the Turks on behalf of Great Britain. The Arabs blew up railroads and ambushed their Turkish overlords . . . the naive Arabs counted on the "word of honour," which has no place in British diplomacy. Arab guerilla warfare in favour of the British was then totally legal, honorable and sanctioned."
"The fact that Israel was created on Arab soil without the consent of a single Arab is disturbing. Today Arabs are fighting for their homeland and naked survival in the same way as they fought ninety years agothe only difference being that now they called terrorists, condemned by the "international community" and left to bleed against US-Israel hardware".
Douglas Reed wrote, "In those years the little state misnamed "Israel" proved to be something unique in history. It was governed, as it was devised, set up and largely peopled, by non-Semitic Jews from Russia, of the Chazar breed. Founded on a tribal tradition of antiquity, with which these folk could have no conceivable tie of blood, it developed a savage chauvinism based on the literal application of the Law of the Levites in ancient Judah. Tiny, it had no true life of its own and from the start lived only by the wealth and weapons its powerful supporters in the great Western countries could extort from these. During these years it outdid the most bellicose warlords of history in warlike words and deeds. Ruled by men of the same stock as those who wielded the terror in Poland and Hungary, it daily threatened the seven neighbouring Semitic peoples with the destruction and enslavement prescribed for them in Deuteronomy of the Levites".
"It did this in the open belief that its power in the Western capitals was sufficient to deter the governments there from ever gainsaying its will, and to command their support in any circumstances. It behaved as if America, in particular, was its colony, and that country's deeds conformed with that idea. Within its borders its laws against conversion and intermarriage were those of the much-cited Hitler; beyond its borders lay a destitute horde of Arabs, driven into the wilderness by it, whose numbers rose through childbirth to nearly a million as the eight years went by. These, and their involuntary hosts, were by repeated raid and massacre reminded that the fate of Deir Yasin yet hung over them too: 'utterly destroy, man, woman and child . . . leave nothing alive that breatheth'. The Western countries, its creators, murmured reproof while they sent it money and the wherewithal of the war which they claimed to fear; thus, like Frankenstein, they created the destructive agency which they could not control."
"Based on fantasy, the little state had no real existence, only the power to spread unease throughout the world, which from the moment of its creation had no moment's true respite from fear. It began to fulfill the words of the ancient Promise: 'This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven. . . who shall be in anguish because of thee'" (The Controversy of Zion, p. 510).
The leopard has not changed his spots since Mr. Reed wrote those words in 1978. Romans 9:6, "It is not as if the Word of God had failed. For they are not all Israel, who are of Israel".
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.
Crisis Centre puts Tsunami Death Toll above 200
Indonesia, July 18, 2006 Rescue workers have warned they fear many more people may be buried under the rubble left in the wake of the tsunami, which hit the shore yesterday afternoon after an undersea earthquake hit off the coast of densely-populated Java.
The head of the crisis centre at Indonesia's health ministry Rustam Pakaya said the figures were compiled from six districts across Central and West Java provinces. "According to our data, 201 have died, 295 are injured and 125 are missing" . . . Full story: abc.net.au
A Brief History of Israel
July 16, 2006 This is to give some perspective on one of the players in the current conflict Israel. This is just a smattering of highlights of news stories that don't seem to get much play in the US. It's just 6 months in the life of Israel. I think it is important to remember that after Israel killed a family on a beach in Gaza their first reaction was to deny it. Then they tried to pin it on Hamas. After the shrapnel evidence revealed that they were indeed behind it, they reluctantly admitted guilt. I believe that fits the pattern of how they operate and speaks to their character. The current Gaza situation was not started by a soldier being captured. They are not a country that, in my opinion, represents our values but rather one we generally oppose.
Full story: dailykos.com
Feb 1, 2006 Israel halts tax payments to Palestinians Feb 3, 2006 Confirmed: Israelis kill 15-year-old inside Lebanon Feb 5, 2006 Israel tab for West Bank settlements $14B Feb 14, 2006 U.S., Israel Consider Plan to Starve Hamas Feb 17, 2006 Chertoff's Sweetheart Deal For Israeli-Owned Carnival Cruise Cruise Line Feb 26, 2006 Two killed, including a child, in Israeli re-invasion of Balata Refugee Camp Feb 26, 2006 Destruction of Voice of Palestines building. Reporters without Borders indignant at that new act of war against Palestinian media Feb 26, 2006 Israeli company stops petroleum supplies to Palestinian lands Mar 2, 2006 Israel gives military free rein Mar 2, 2006 Israeli Defense Minister: Israel will take 20% of remaining Palestinian land Mar 3, 2006 Syria flays Israel for 'nuclear dumping' Mar 3, 2006 Unrest after Israeli church attack Mar 3, 2006 Israel threatens to assassinate the future Palestinian Authority prime minister Mar 11, 2006 Israel deploys nuclear arms in submarines Mar 11, 2006 Documents reveal Labor-Likud plans for West Bank Mar 13, 2006 Israeli Soldiers Assault Family with Special Needs Mar 13, 2006 Israeli Government Threatens to Eliminate Haniya Mar 14, 2006 Israeli Police Assaults Venezuelan's Ambassador at Al-Aqsa Mosque Mar 18, 2006 Bread shortages loom in Gaza Mar 18, 2006 AP Erases Video of Israeli Soldier Shooting Palestinian Boy Mar 20, 2006 Britain condemns Israel over fatal shooting of a child Mar 20, 2006 Food runs low in Gaza after Israel closes key crossing Mar 22, 2006 "Israeli Human Rights: Starving the Palestinians" Mar 27, 2006 Israel's anti-Arab parties Apr 3, 2006 Israeli Wall in the West Bank: Post-Occupation Strategy to Deny Sovereignty to the Palestinian State Apr 3, 2006 UN aid workers: Gaza on verge of disaster Apr 4, 2006 Israel Fires Missiles into Abbas' Compound Apr 10, 2006 Israel to boycott inquest into death of British peace activist shot in Gaza Apr 10, 2006 Israel to boycott diplomats who meet Hamas officials Apr 11, 2006 Israeli military stands by its policy on shelling populated areas Apr 11, 2006 Israel rejects Hamas long-term truce: official Apr 14, 2006 U.S. blocks UN draft pressing Israel to end attacks Apr 14, 2006 Report: Hamas will recognize Israel Apr 15, 2006 Israel escalates threats to invade Gaza Strip Apr 19, 2006 High Court okays completion of separation fence around Jerusalem Apr 20, 2006 Israel Fires 400 Rockets on Gaza in 2 Days Apr 21, 2006 Israel Preparing to Retake Gaza Strip Apr 21, 2006 Israel completes half of West Bank barrier Apr 23, 2006 Jerusalem police stop Armenian pilgrims from attending Easter ceremony Apr 27, 2006 Israel nixes Abbas's peace summit bid May 1, 2006 Israeli forces ban Palestinian patients from treatment May 1, 2006 3-Year-Old Child's Skull Crushed at Israeli Checkpoint May 2, 2006 Israeli soldiers accused of raping 11-year-old May 3, 2006 Israel Marks Independence Day with $1.7 Billion Budget May 3, 2006 Irish MP slams EU "hypocrisy," calls for suspension of EU-Israel agreement May 8, 2006 U.N. Report: Jews are Terrorists, Not Palestinians May 9, 2006 Pain of Hamas boycott worse than feared for Gaza's people May 9, 2006 Report: Israel responsible for PA collapse May 12, 2006 Majority of Israelis Want Govīt to Encourage Arabs to Leave May 14, 2006 Palestinians restricted from living with families in Israel May 15, 2006 Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two International Peace Activists In The Head at Bil'in May 16, 2006 Olmert denies humanitarian crisis in Gaza May 20, 2006 Olmert denies humanitarian crisis in Gaza May 21, 2006 Israel expands settlements May 22, 2006 Israel frees (some) Palestinian funds May 22, 2006 Israel to boycott racism conference May 22, 2006 Israel's economy leaving Palestinians far behind May 23, 2006 U.S. group warns of humanitarian disaster in Gaza May 23, 2006 Amnesty International slams Israel May 24, 2006 Israel is now booming as a result of shutting down its competition, the Palestinian economy May 24, 2006 Olmert says Israel will draw own borders May 28, 2006 Israeli jets strike Palestinian bases in Lebanon May 30, 2006 Palestinians: IDF chopper attacked rescue workers May 31, 2006 IDF razes toilets of Palestinian cave dwellers in West Bank Jun 1, 2006 British war crimes lawyer denied entry Jun 2, 2006 Israeli troops kill 2 Egyptian officers Jun 5, 2006 Israel Jails Hundreds of Sudanese Refugees Jun 10, 2006 Palestinians killed on Gaza beach by Israeli gunboats Jun 11, 2006 Israel introduces new travel restrictions Jun 12, 2006 Israel steps up threats against Palestinian PM Jun 12, 2006 Israel plans new homes in West Bank settlement Jun 12, 2006 Book links Begin to 1952 plot to kill then-German Chancellor Adenauer Jun 14, 2006 Israeli spy network in Lebanon uncovered Jun 15, 2006 Lebanese man confesses to killings on behalf of Israel Jun 18, 2006 Huge rise in number of houses IDF is razing during arrest ops Jun 19, 2006 Hamas, Fatah edge toward compromise on Israel Jun 24, 2006 Israeli Troops Launch Incursion in Gaza Jun 27, 2006 Israel won't let Abbas out of Gaza Strip Jun 28, 2006 Israeli warplanes buzz palace of Syrian President Bashar Assad Jun 28, 2006 Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Christian tourists in Jerusalem Jun 28, 2006 Israel bombs Islamic University in Gaza: witnesses Jul 1, 2006 U.S. to pay $48 million to cover damages to Gaza power station Jul 2, 2006 Israel's Infrastructure Warfare Jul 3, 2006 IOF storm Palestinian hospitals, wreak havoc in civil society institutions Jul 3, 2006 Israel drafting special laws for "non Jews" Jul 8, 2006 Israel rejects Palestinian call for truce Jul 10, 2006 Israel bars Palestinian Americans for first time since 1967 Jul 12, 2006 Israelis use unprecedented type of projectiles on Palestinians Jul 12, 2006 Israel is using 'chemical ammunition'
New Massacre in Lebanon by Israeli Terrorists
Michael Theodoulou and Christian Henderson in Beirut Lebanon last night warned it faced "real annihilation" by Israel who had dramatically escalated the violence of its campaign after Hezbollah rockets hit the city of Haifa. "We are facing a real annihilation carried out by Israel," Information Minister Ghazi Aridi said after an emergency cabinet meeting. "Israel is using internationally prohibited weapons against civilians."
He did not elaborate on the weapons allegedly used. But Lebanese media reports said Israel had used phosphorus incendiary bombs and vacuum bombs, which suck up the air and collapse buildings. The reports were not confirmed. Large swaths of Beirut were covered in fine white dust from the barrage. Around the Hezbollah compound in the southern districtknown as Dahiyahentire blocks were littered with heaps of rubble and twisted metal, as fires raged. . . Full story: scotsman.com photostory
Israel Prepares to Invade Syria
July 15, 2006 As to be expected, the story about a Hezbollah drone hitting an Israeli warship was tweaked this morning to fit the emerging agenda. Senior Israeli army officers said Saturday that the rocket which hit an Israeli missile boat off the Lebanese coast Friday night was an Iranian-built radar-guided C-802, reports the Bangkok Post.
How Israel mistook an aircraft rigged with explosives for a missile, as the Associated Press reports, is not explained. However, blaming Iran certainly fits the picture, as both Israel and the United States are trying to drag Iran and Syria into Israel's invasion of Lebanon and thus widen the conflict, as planned.
In a Market Watch article provocatively entitled Bush Points Finger at Hezbollah, Syria, we learn that our ruler, attending a globalist confab in St. Petersburg, Russia, has blamed Syria for Israel's invasion. Full story: kurtnimmo.com
Of Tragedy and Hope
Since the Fall, Satan has been incarnating a worldwide empire that presents as the acme of wisdom, power and beauty. Meanwhile the Holy Spirit has been incarnating a kingdom whose beauty is holiness recognized outwardly by the Token of the inward Life of Christ on display.
We live in the closing hours of Satan's hallucinatory Eden of lust and pride whose citizens small and great are "the cowardly, and apostates and those who in practicing abomination have made themselves abominable, and murderers and fornicators, and sorcerers and idolaters, and all liars, who shall have their time in the lake of fire: which is the second death".
Soon the Lord will return His hand upon Israel's 144,000 "little ones:" blood brothers born of the same Father while He was in a far country to receive for Himself a kingdom, as Benjamin was born of Israel and Rachel during Joseph's absence in Egypt. He will return to a nation occupied by alien impersonators who persecute His "little ones." A nation in covenant with death, whose refuge is lies and whose covering is falsehood rather than the blood of the lamb (Isaiah 8:14-29).
This will be the time of "Jacob's trouble," the crisis of tribulation when those "little ones" wrestle with God until they yield and receive their new birth in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Their adversary, the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews, are presently raising the animosity of the world against Israel, setting conditions for the tribulation when all nations will come against Jerusalem, ending in Armageddon.
Jeremiah 30:3-11, "the days are coming says the Lord, when I will restore the captivity of My people Israel and Judah, and I will bring them back to the land which I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. These are the Words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah."
"Thus saith the Lord: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see, can a man bear a child? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his loins, like a woman in labor? Why has every face turned pale?"
"Alas, that day is great! There is none like it: it is the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. And it shall come to pass in that day, says the Lord of hosts, that I will break the yoke from off their neck, and I will burst their bonds, and Serpent's seed (Heb.) shall no more serve themselves of them: But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them (i.e. Jesus Messiah). Therefore fear not, O Jacob My servant, says the Lord; nor be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save you from afar, and your posterity from the land of their captivity; Jacob shall return, and enjoy peace and security, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with you, to save you, says the Lord. I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have scattered you, but of you I will not make a full end: but I will chasten you in just measure, and will by no means leave you unpunished".
Zechariah 12:1-8 announces a threatening prediction that will distress Israel prior to deliverance. In order to assuage doubt and build faith as to the fulfillment of the prophecy, Jehovah reminds Israel that He is not an absentee landlord but the ever-present Sustainer of His creation, daily stretching forth the heavens and laying the foundations of earth, which, were it not upheld by His almighty power, it would wander from its orbit into ruin. There are no restraints upon His ability continuously to mold the thoughts and intents of the heart in order to accomplish His purposes through men.
The country of Judah like her capital will be a cup of trembling to the invaders but the burden will overcome and injure them as one who has overrated his own strength in lifting a stone too heavy for him suffers injury. All the nations of earth will unite in the siege against Judah and Jerusalem.
Whereas after Calvary and throughout the Six Trumpet Judgments under the Gentile dispensation God appeared to have closed His eyes to Israel's chastisement He now opens wide his eyes to see and provide for the needs of Israel while smiting her foes with blindness so they destroy themselves (II Kings 6:18; Zechariah 14:12-13).
Psalm 87:2, "The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob." When the chiefs of countryside see their blinded enemy smitten with insanity and repulsed by the metropolis they are assured that the Most High who dwells in Jerusalem will also save them, and in consequence of this trust in the Divine election they consume their foes on every hand as a torch burns up a ripe sheaf.
God chooses the weak to confound the mighty, that all human glorying may be set aside. Thus because of her meek acknowledgment of dependence on Jerusalem, subordinate to Jehovah's aid, the Lord first saves the tents of Judah, weak and insecure, spread over the open country in order that the fortified capital may not lift itself above the defenseless land.
Jehovah will exalt the inhabitants of Jerusalem to a degree of strength far exceeding anything in their past experience. Then the stumbler who can scarce hold himself up, much less attack a foe, shall become a hero like David; and even David's house shall exceed its highest fame of old, and become like the Angel of the Lord, that peculiar manifestation of God who once marched at the head of the armies of Israel, and led Brother Branham.
In the following verses Israel is seen standing alone in their relation to Him whom they rejected, and meditating upon the character of their great crime. One thought occupies all minds, one feeling pervades all hearts. Each tribe, family and individual separates to weep in silence and solitude over the grievous infliction. This is Israel's Day of Atonement when they afflict their souls in mourning for their murder of Messiah (Leviticus 23:27-32; Psalm 51).
Brother Branham deals with these verses in An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages (pp. 36-42) where He speaks of the coming God, Jesus Christ:
Revelation 1:7, "Behold, He comes with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also who pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen."
He is coming. Jesus is coming. God is coming. The Prophet is coming. The Priest and King is coming. The ALL in ALL is coming. Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.
He is coming. He is coming in clouds, clouds of glory as when He was seen upon the Mount of Transfiguration, and His garments were shining as the power of God enfolded Him. And every eye shall see Him. That means this is not the Rapture. This is when He comes to take over His rightful place as World Ruler. This is when those who have pierced Him with their creeds and denominational doctrines shall mourn, and all the people shall wail in terror because of Him Who is the Word.
(This is not the physical return of the glorified Jesus, for His precious feet will not touch this earth until the Millennium when He returns with the glorified saints of all Ages and steps out on the atomic ashes of the wicked (Isaiah 13:9; 51:6; Daniel 2:44; Malachi 4:1-3). On that day there will be no one on earth to "see" Him (Nahum 1:5; Zephaniah 3:8).
Revelation 1:7 speaks of three groups of people. The "every eye" group is the Bride who see Him with the eyes of faith or revelation of the Word for the hour. Three and a half years after our translation "those who pierced Him":
John 19:33-37, "When the soldiers came to Jesus, and saw that He was dead already, they did not break His legs: but one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and there came out blood and water. And he who saw it bore record, and his record is true: and he knows that he tells the truth, in order that you might believe. For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, 'A bone of Him shall not be broken' (Exodus 12:46; Psalm 34:20). And again another Scripture said, They shall look on Him whom they pierced".
Zechariah 12:10, "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for His firstborn".
Note the change of person in the quotation"Him whom," for "Me whom." In John's Gospel the evangelist is speaking of Messiah, while in Zechariah it is Messiah who is speaking of Himself.
There is a preliminary mourning at the crucifixion. Luke 23:46-48, "When Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit: and having said this, He gave up the ghost. Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the multitudes who assembled to see the sight, when they saw what had taken place, returned home striking their breasts." But the real fulfillment began when the multitudes at Pentecost were "pricked in their heart" (Acts 2:37).
The third group who will "see" Him will be the foolish virgin and other classes of the saved when they realize they have missed the translation and in order to maintain their names in the Book of Life, and their salvation, will have to surrender their lives in martyrdom. "And all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him".
As I have said, this is not the visual (Gk. 'optomai') sighting of the glorified Man but of the sign of Christ's Presence (or Gk. 'parousia') Coming signified by the Pillar of Fire or cloud of glory. A manifestation similar to the Shekinah or Pillar of Cloud that appeared over Arizona for the Bride on February 28, 1963, will appear over Israel in the near future (Matthew 24:3, 30).
Christ's 'parousia' or second Coming to Israel will be the revelation of His invisible arrival and subsequent Presence with His elect in WORD form as it is for we Gentiles. Throughout the Seven Church Ages the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals, and because the saints had only PART-Word, Christ was a Mediator for their ignorance of the whole. The revelation of the mystery of the Seven Seals in 1963 brought Christ back to earth in WORD form through the spoken Word of His prophet, William Branham, for Christ is the fullness of the Word.
Likewise, Christ will return to Israel in WORD form through the Message of two Hebrew prophets. Christ's 'parousia' is not to be confused with the physical return (or Gk. 'erchomai') of the glorified Man, Jesus Christ of Nazareth Matthew 24:23-31).
Brother Branham continues, "This is the revelation story of Zechariah 12:9-14. Zechariah prophesied this about 2500 years ago. It is just about to take place. Listen. "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced. . ." Now, when is the Gospel returning to Israel? When the day of the Gentiles is finished. The Gospel is ready to go back to the Hebrews. Oh, if I could just tell you something that is about to happen right in this our day. This great thing that is about to happen will carry over to Revelation 11 and pick up those two witnesses, those two prophets, Moses and Elijah, turning the Gospel back to the Hebrews. [That "great something" is Christ's parousia in the former or teaching rain to Israel, which will be the latter or harvest rain to the Gentile Bride]. We're ready for it. Everything is in order. [In the same manner] As the Hebrews brought the message to the Gentiles, even so the Gentiles will take it right back to the Hebrews and the Rapture will come.
(The Message came to we Gentiles after the close of Israel's dispensation when the Hebrew denominations were apostate, having crucified the Lord of glory. It will return back to the Israelites after the close of the Gentile dispensation when our denominations are apostate, having crucified the Son of God afresh unto themselves. Then Christ's Bride will be persecuted by the apostate church as the early Christians were persecuted by the apostate synagogues).
Now, remember what we have read in Revelation and Zechariah. Both come right after the tribulation. [Brother Branham is speaking of the birth of Israel in one day after the first three and a half years of Daniel's Seventieth week]. The Church of the First-born does not go through the tribulation. We know that. The Bible teaches that.
At that time it says that God is going to pour out His Spirit upon the house of Israel. It is the same Spirit that was poured upon the Gentiles in their day. [By the former or teaching rain: "Faith comes by hearing and understanding the revealed Word for your day," making your life a written epistle of that part of the Word]. "And they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and they shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart . . ." and each one of the houses apart when He comes in clouds of glory at His Second Coming. [This will be the fulfillment of the second purpose of Gabriel's sixfold instructions to Daniel regarding his Seventieth Week: "To make an end of sin," or unbelief in the revealed Word of God Daniel 9:24].
Those Jews that pierced Him shall see Him as it says in another Scripture, "Whence did You get those wounds?" and He will say, "In the house of My friends." [This will be the fulfillment of the third purpose of Gabriel's sixfold instructions to Daniel regarding his Seventieth Week: "To make reconciliation for iniquity," or doing what you know is wrong Daniel 9:24].
Not only will it be a mournful time for the Hebrews who rejected Him as Messiah, but it will be a mournful time for those left of the Gentiles who have rejected Him as the Savior of this day.
There'll be weeping and wailing. The sleeping virgins will be wailing. They represent the church that refused to get oil (symbol of the Holy Spirit) in their lamps (symbol of the body or holder of the oil) until it was too late. It wasn't that they were not good people. They were virgins and that signifies a high moral order. But they didn't have oil in their lamps so they were cast out where there was wailing and gnashing of teeth. . ."
"The Bride will be taken off the earth. She will be caught up before the great tribulation to meet her Lord in the air. For three and one-half years while the retributive wrath of God is poured out, she will be in the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then will He return [through the Message of two prophets], leaving His Bride in "His Father's house," while He makes Himself known to His brethren. [This will be Christ's parousia Coming by revelation in the office of Son of man to regenerate the 144,000 elect Israelites in one day]. At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Jews. But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the Coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth (Revelation 11:18). With the enemy repulsed . . .
(How is "the enemy repulsed"? By Russia bombing Vatican City State and mainland USA after Rome breaks her agreement with Israel and the Jews in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, because the banksters will side with Judaeo-Communist Russia. The Lord revealed this to Brother Branham in the last of seven consecutive visions in 1933. The enemy will also be repulsed by an earthquake at the visible physical resurrection of Israel's two prophets. Then Rome will begin to force the mark of the beast and 144,000 will flee to the cleft of the Rock (Revelation 11:1-11).
Daniel 12:1-9 is a variant of the vision that appeared on mount transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8). Here we see Moses on the Old Testament side of Christ who stands on the River of Life (or in another dimension above the elect) and Elijah on the New Testament side of the river. Christ explains that after three and a half years their revelation of Israel's Seven Trumpet mysteries, which were erstwhile sealed, will be complete and themselves martyred. This agrees with what Christ has revealed to us in Revelation 12:7-17 and 13:1-9.
Daniel 12:10-13 tells us Rome will ban the animal sacrifices Jews will have restored immediately after the earthquake has destroyed the Dome of the Rock at the dispensation change, and establish herself as a new desolating abomination to be worshipped (Revelation 11:1-3; 13:4-18). It also provides a timeline for the outcome of the prophetic ministry in the new birth of the elect Israelites who "endure unto the end" (Matthew 24:13; Revelation 13:10).
After the midst of the Week ". . . Jesus . . . presents Himself to the 144,000. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life." Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them.
Why did the Jews reject Jesus? God was in it all. It was the only way that He could bring out the Gentile Bride. He died on the cross to preserve the life of the Gentile Church.
Now these 144,000 are not in the Bride. In Revelation 14:4 they are called virgins and they follow the Lamb wherever He goes. The fact that they have not defiled themselves with women shows that they are eunuchs (Matthew 19:12). The eunuchs were the keepers of the bridal chambers. They were attendants. Notice that they do not sit in the throne but are before the throne. No, they are not in the Bride, but will be in the glorious millennial reign.
(Israel is God's servant nation, not the Bride of Messiah. These 144,000 elect cannot be in Christ's Bride because the marriage, our new birth, takes place during the Gentile dispensation, and "Israel is blinded until the Gentile dispensation is fulfilled" (Romans 11:25). There are individual Israelites in Christ's Bride, but the nation will be born in one dayall 144,000 of them).
We then see that when these last of Israel have been joined in love to the Lord, and the enemy has been destroyed [in the battle of Armageddon], God will prepare His holy mountain, His new Garden of Eden for the Bride and His and her attendants [the 144,000 elect Israelites] for the thousand year honeymoon upon the earth. As Adam and Eve were in the garden and did not finish out the thousand years, now Jesus our last Adam and His Eve (True Church) will fulfill all the plan of God.
Oh, how the Bible repeats itself. The scene of Joseph and his brethren is about to be repeated, for Jesus is coming [to Israel] soon.
. . . there is one more thing I want to bring to your attention about this end time. You recall that as Joseph stood before his brethren when Benjamin was not with them he spoke through an interpreter though he knew the Hebrew well. He spoke to his brethren in another tongue. Did you know that the first Gentile Age (the head of gold, Babylonian Age) went out with a message in tongues written on a wall? This age is going out the same way. The abundance of tongues in this day is a further proof that the Times of the Gentiles is over and God is turning back to Israel.
He is coming soon. The Alpha and Omega, the Prophet, Priest and King, the All in All, Lord God of Hosts, is coming soon. Even so Lord Jesus, the One and Only True God, come quickly! nl432.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.