Bible Believers' Newsletter 447
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we welcome our new subscribers.
Please uphold one of our senior Message ministers in prayer for his healing as the Enemy threatens to steal him from family and friends. At a time when the "squeeze" is soon to fall upon his Church as it will suddenly strike all believers worldwide, whether saint or foolish virgin, the Lord knows our Brother's congregation is going to need his counsel.
The powers-that-be are bent on provoking fear by the climate change myth that follows AIDS, Y2K, "peak oil," SARS, WMD in Iraq and now Iran, Al Qaida, 9/11, 7/7, wayward asteroids, water shortages and war upon the abstract noun "terrorism" hoaxes. News reports say Britain has engaged Al Gore to frighten little children with this bogeyman Sir Nicholas Stern is presently peddling worldwide coupled with "carbon trading credits" to ensure every man, woman and child in the developed world pays for the air they breathe, and after the hucksters have scammed their commissions for marrying polluters to non-polluters, things will remain as they were except for the diversion of money.
This racket is a psyop to manipulate the TV-lobotomized majority by the ill-found fear of yet another "unknown," indicating dysgenics and auto genocide of the once Christian West. Longtime students of our Church Website and subscribers to this Newsletter will recall such swindles posited by The Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace" prepared by the Hudson Institute in the '60s. But we are not supposed to possess memory recall.
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.
Major Step Forward for World Police Force taken in
Afghanistan as NATO will command 12,000 US Forces
"Arbitrary Power has seldom or never been introduced into any Country at once. It must be introduced by slow degrees, and as it were step by step, lest the people should perceive its approach"Philip Dormer Stanhope, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield; House of Lords, 1737
At the 50th anniversary of the founding of NATO, it was warned that NATO troops could go anywhere in the world despite national sovereignty. At a time when North Korea has the nuclear bomb and while discussion for a global auto-making alliance is in the news, NATO in Afghanistan will now take over some 12,000 American troops-bringing the total troops there to 31,000. Putting US troops under foreign command began with Democratic President Bill Clinton. Now it is occurring under President George Walker Bush. This major NATO step towards implementation of the New World Order followed the 60 Minutes report that Henry Kissinger "is back" and regularly advising both President GWB and VP Cheney on a monthly basis.
The characteristics of a totalitarian regime were once suggested by Inonescu:
- a compulsory ideology,
- a monolithic party,
- a monopoly of communications,
- a monopoly of all means of armed combat,
- a centrally directed economy and
- a terrorist political police.
In A Study of Future Worlds, Professor Falk wrote in 1975 that "WOMP (World Order Models Project) accepts as self-evident the need to reorient American public and elite opinion; hopefully, this country can be encouraged to play a less domineering global role and to share its wealth and income with the world community on a far greater scale." He added: "To achieve this (better world order), central institutions would have to be equipped with police capabilities while national institutions would be substantially deprived of military capabilities."' Under the policy of gradualism, a creditor's New World Order is now openly being assembled and is implementing a World Police Force. No knock home raids will apparently be part and parcel of this new regime.
"The first thing and the last thing to remember is that collectivism is, by its essential nature, coercionfirst by fraud but at last by force . . . Collectivism is . . . nihilism; resolute to destroy even the shadow of the God it claims does not exist; equally resolute to regulate man into mindless conformity with what the 'experts' tell him he ought to want. Collectivism is 1984 made flesh." E. Merrill Root (Eric A. Samuelson, Conspiracy Scholars' Nook).
Bush moves toward Martial Law
October 27, 2006 Public Law 109-364, or the "John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007" (H.R.5122), which was signed by the commander in chief on October 17, 2006, in a private Oval Office ceremony, allows the President to declare a "public emergency" and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to "suppress public disorder."
President Bush seized this unprecedented power on the very same day he signed the equally odious Military Commissions Act of 2006. In a sense, the two laws complement one another. One allows for torture and detention abroad, while the other seeks to enforce acquiescence at home, preparing to order the military onto the streets of America. Remember, the term for putting an area under military law enforcement control is precise; the term is "martial law". . .
The law also facilitates militarized police round-ups, detention of protesters, so called "illegal aliens," "potential terrorists" and other "undesirables" in facilities already contracted for and under construction by Halliburton. . . On September 19, a lone Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) noted the 2007's Defense Authorization Act contained a "widely opposed provision to allow the President more control over the National Guard [adopting] changes to the Insurrection Act, which will make it easier for this or any future President to use the military to restore domestic order WITHOUT the consent of the nation's governors". . . Full story: signs-of-the-times.org
Comment: "If anything happens in politics, you can bet it was planned that way." 9/11 was planned years in advance, as was the invasion of Iraq and just about every other major event the world has seen. All of history is pre-planned with the objective of Satan's totalitarian one world government, or the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
Although the United States has signed treaties guaranteeing “freedom of travel,” if Uncle Sam gets his way, beginning January 14, 2007, US citizens will require permission to leave-or-re-enter the United States. Full story: hasbrouck.org
Brother Branham said, "There'll be a time where there'll be a boycott. For the mark of the beast must come. You'll either belong to the confederation of churches, the beast like it is in Rome, or you won't worship at all. That's what the Scripture says" (Hear His Voice, #58-1005M).
All Libyan Pupils to get Laptop and Web Access
October 12 2006 Libya could become the first country to provide every school-age child with a laptop computer and internet connection under a scheme supported by the UN Development Programme. In a £134m deal with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), an American non-profit group, Libya will acquire 1.2m computers with internet connection.
Computer scientist Nicholas Negroponte, who founded the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is chairman of OLPC, which aims to provide laptops for children in developing countries . . . OLPC has also reached tentative purchase agreements with Argentina, Brazil, Nigeria and Thailand. . . OLPC was initially funded by technology companies, including Google and eBay . . . Full story: mathaba.net
Comment: Satan is the prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2). This is a scheme supported under the UN Development Programme. Can you see how the power of the micro-computer and the internet can unite a diversity of non-Christian beliefs, persuasions, ideologies and cultures under submission to one world dictator with a triple crown?
GAO Chief warns Economic Disaster Looms
Austin, October 28, 2006 David M. Walker, the comptroller general of the United States warns . . . The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to correct it.
There's a good reason politicians don't like to talk about the nation's long-term fiscal prospects. The subject is short on political theatrics and long on complicated economics, scary graphs and very big numbers. It reveals serious problems and offers no easy solutions. Anybody who wanted to deal with it seriously would have to talk about raising taxes and cutting benefits, nasty nostrums that might doom any candidate who prescribed them . . . Full story: yahoo.com
Striking the US where it Hurts
October 19, 2006 If America ever goes to war with China, say, over Taiwan, then America should be prepared for the following "acupuncture points" in its anatomy to be "punctured". Each of the vital points can bring America to its knees with a minimum of effort.
I Electro-magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack
China and Russia are two potential US adversaries that have the capability for this kind of attack. An EMP attack can either come from an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a long-range cruise missile, or an orbiting satellite armed with a nuclear or non-nuclear EMP warhead. A nuclear burst of one (or more) megaton some 400 kilometers over central United States (Omaha, Nebraska) can blanket the whole continental US with electro-magnetic pulse in less than one second.
An EMP attack will damage all electrical grids on the US mainland. It will disable computers and other similar electronic devices with microchips. Most businesses and industries will shut down. The entire US economy will practically grind to a halt. Satellites within line of sight of the EMP burst will also be damaged, adversely affecting military command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR). Land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles will be rendered unserviceable in their silos. Anti-ballistic missile defenses will suffer the same fate. In shorttotal blackout. And American society as we know it will be thrown back to the Dark Ages. . . America is in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter of the "great game," and it is behind in points . . . Full story: atimes.com atimes.com
Comment: These articles further elaborate the prophecies of Brother Branham and support the 70s and 80s intelligence of Dr. Peter Beter.
Iran sounds an Awful Lot like Iraq
October 29, 2006 Four weeks ago, Congress enacted and President Bush signed the Iran Freedom Support Act, a resolution very much in the spirit of the 1998 Iraq Liberation Act. It mandates sanctions against any country aiding Iran's nuclear programs, even those to which that country is legally entitled under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
The new law got virtually no coverage in the congressional rush to adjourn and amid the controversy surrounding e-mails between Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) and teenage boys serving in the House page program. It has been overshadowed since by North Korea's explosion of a nuclear device and the world's debate about how to respond.
But if the confrontation over Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program ends in warinitiated by this administration or the nextyou can bet this law will be cited as proof that Congress was on board all along. Full story: truthout.org
Religion and World Government
October 23, 2006 The Rockefellers funded the establishment on December 2, 1908, of the Federal Council of Churches, co-founded by Rauschenbusch (Baptist) and Harry Ward (Methodist). In Congressional testimony, July 1953, former top Communist Party official Manning Johnson testified that for many years Ward "has been the chief architect for Communist infiltration and subversion in the religious field," in seminaries, divinity schools, churches, and in religious organizations. The Federal Council of Churches would become the National Council of Churches, part of the Socialist-dominated World Council of Churches.
The Catholic Church underwent dramatic changes with the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s. And on December 7, 1965, Vatican II document, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, was published and pronounced: "It is our clear duty to strain every muscle in working for the time when all war can be completely outlawed by international consent. This goal undoubtedly requires the establishment of some universal public authority acknowledged as such by all and endowed with the power to safeguard on the behalf of all . . ." Then on March 26, 1966, Pope Paul VI wrote Populorum Progressio calling for "a new juridical order" and stating: "Who can fail to see the need and importance of thus gradually coming to the establishment of a world authority capable of taking effective action on the juridical and political planes?. . . Delegates to organizations, public officials, gentlemen of the press, teachers and educators all of you must realize that you have your part to play in the construction of a new world order." Full story: newswithviews.com newswithviews.com
Sabbath and the Creation of God
The Pharisees accused Jesus Messiah of breaking the sabbath and making Himself equal with God (Mark 2:23 3:12; Luke 5:1-11; John 5:1-18) yet He was the unrecognized Lord of the sabbath manifest in virgin-born flesh to redeem Adam's fallen race (John 1:3; Hebrews 1:10). The week was ever divided into seven periods as in the seven millennia during which earth was prepared for human habitation, the twice seven years of Jacob's service for Leah and Rachael (Genesis 29:27-28), and the seven days as in the account of Noah sending forth the dove (Genesis 8:10, 12). "The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath," and when God rested on the seventh day He blessed and sanctified it as a day of rest for man's bodily welfare, refreshment of spirit and blessing to the soul (Genesis 2:2-3).
The Divine rest was not one of twenty four hours for God's sabbath continues and His work also continues. When the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill Him because He had done good works on the sabbath He said, "My Father is working still, and I am working" (John 5:17). The sabbath does not entail a cessation of all work but of servile and unnecessary work. God rested from His work of speaking His creative Word once that work was complete; thereafter, He was busy in fellowship with His children, revealing His perfect Will, and following the Fall, preserving and redeeming them that they may partake the Divine nature and mature into the stature of the perfect Man.
The famous archaeologist George Smith discovered an Assyrian calendar that divides every month into four weeks, and the seventh days are marked out as days in which no work should be done. Before the Law was given to Israel mandating sabbath day observance the sabbath was recognized in the double portion of manna promised on the sixth day in order that the pilgrims might rest on the seventh (Genesis 16:5, 23). There is however, no record of mandatory sabbath day observance until the Lord ordered Israel (not Jews) to observe it as a sign that it is He who has set them apart from the world as His Church or 'separated ones' (Acts 7:38; Exodus 19:17) to live holy lives (as taught in Newsletter 441; Exodus 31:12-18).
The "Church in the wilderness" fell at Kadesh when Israel rejected God's grace and Abraham's promise and the unbelievers were blotted from the Book of Life (Numbers 14:26-34; Psalm 95:10-11). Moses marched them to Mount Sinai where God put Israel under the curse of the Law to chastise and train the nation in obedience preparatory for the advent of Messiah. The rigid demands and merciless justice of the Law condemned sin but provided no remission for the penitent, yet when Messiah did come the nation clung in unbelief to their substitute animal sacrifices, and like denominational Christians today who reject His second or 'parousia' Coming in preference for their substitute creeds, Israel's works were without faith.
Whilst for their health's sake all men ought to rest one day in seven, only Israel was commanded to observe a particular day, and since their sabbath is determined by sunset and sunrise it cannot be observed outside the Promised Land and the covenant is without effect. The primitive Church at first kept both the sabbath and Sunday, but when Judaizing Christians wished to bring genuine saints under bondage to the Law and Jews became their open antagonists, sabbath observance ceased and Sunday alone was set aside for assembly (Colossians 2:16). Christians have no commandment to observe the sabbath, Sunday or any day as more holy than any other (Galatians 4:9-11). Isaiah 42:21 prophesied that Messiah would "magnify the Law, and make it honourable" as Christ expounded in His sermon on the mount (Matthew 5 7), confirming Israel's Spiritual deafness and blindness, and in Matthew 11:25-30 explained that under the New Covenant the sabbath will be an eternal rest for the soul not possible under the Law.
The natural rest Israel observed was a shadow "magnified" under the New Testament. The weekly sabbath was expanded from one day in seven to twenty-four hours for all seven days unto eternity as the labour of seeking God's righteousness by self-works is replaced by faith in Christ's one work on Calvary (Hebrews 10). The sabbatical year which secured rest for agricultural land continues to be observed by wise and righteous men of the land (Leviticus 26:32-36). The judgment upon Judah for violating this law was the Babylonian Captivity, "To fulfill the Word of the Lord by Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfill threescore and ten years" (II Chronicles 36:21). And there were precisely 70 sabbatical years in the 490 years between Saul's accession in 1095BC and Joachim's deposition by Nebuchadnezzar in 606BC.
The sabbatical year has also been magnified in each Church Age as the new Message of the angel to the succeeding age rebuked and corrected the errors into which the immediate past age had lapsed, called for repentance and brought further revelation to restore and instruct the Body to press on the upward way. The seven sabbatical years or Church Ages of the Gentile dispensation typed by Israel's Pentecostal feast have all passed: we live in the holy convocation of the fiftieth day at the end of the Gentile dispensation, counting the days, weeks and months to the seventh Trump and that day of sweet release following the "squeeze" and the manifestation of the Sons of God, when we will be changed in the atoms to meet the Lord in the air. In that glorified form we shall ever be with the Lord.
The jubilee secured rest and restoration for the body politic. In natural Israel the jubilee prevented the accumulation of land and wealth in the hands of a few, and at regular intervals legally raised families and individuals out of destitution to competency, fostered family feeling and reminded all that Jehovah was the Supreme Landlord under whom their tenure was held, and the Lord God of Israel, who could not therefore become lasting servants to anyone else. The present world condition wherein resources, banks, science and technology, education and communications are controlled by a few mostly unknown Black Nobility families united to replace political and religious beliefs with laws of their own invention and enslave world population by money comprising debit notes payable to themselves, illustrates the nearness of the grand Jubilee and restoration of the Kingdom to Israel (Acts 1:6).
At a Washington dinner in honor of Robert McNamara as retired head of the World Bank, David Rockefeller made the following statement:
"The world that we have worked to construct is threatened. The gravity of this moment, when Mr. McNamara and others are about to leave their posts while a new administration re-examines American foreign aid policy, is great. If we are going to save the international institutions we have put in place, the moment is now or never, for the struggle between the old guard and the new is going far beyond the struggle for capital appropriations. It is going to endanger the new world order which we have based on the alliance between Wall Street and Washington."
"While we men of firms and banks organize international channels of economy and raw materials, the government is now building its own diplomatic and economic bridges between Washington and foreign governments. By our methods, our governments contribute to the stability and economic growth of the world, our multinationals benefit, and when it is necessary, they contribute their political support. Now radical conservatives are attempting to destroy all that in seeking first and foremost to serve the national interests of the United States" (Roger Rusk, The Other End of the World, p. 206).
Mr. Rockefeller was distinguishing between totalitarian world government by his oligarchy of plutocrats and corporations, and totalitarian world government by a Judaeo-Communist state such as his tax exempt foundations had financed in Soviet Russia, whose "Bolsheviks" had gradually been deposed following the assassination of their kinsman Josef Stalin. Rockefeller brought them to the US and assisted their rise to bureaucratic power. Too late he discovered them in competition with his strategy: having usurped the reins of power over the US Administration they were transforming America into a totalitarian state. Senator Joseph McCarthy exposed their underground works, Brother Branham prophesied the outcome, and Dr. Peter Beter explained their machinations in his Audio Letters. Those whom Peter Beter called "Bolsheviks," we now call Neo-cons.
The United States was once a separated people like Israel, which in its apostasy was taken over by the treacherous and accursed Edomites who were forcibly assimilated with Judea although the Lord God had set "enmity" between them: even Messiah dared not walk openly "for fear of the Jews" (Genesis 3:15; Matthew 23:33-35). Like her type, the United States in its apostasy forcibly assimilated and came under dominion to the same people whom God set at "enmity" with them (Genesis 27:39-41), and Jesus' children dare not speak openly "for fear of the Jews".
Erica Carle writes, "Those who wish to establish a new world order to destroy our national sovereignty and independence are merely followers of a destructive concept that has become the dominating idea controlling their minds and their lives. They are group dependent. They are not Truth seekers or independent thinkers. They are weak charactered subservient followers who need to be involved in group goals to give them identity. They are cowards who dare not face the future unless it is totally planned and systematized. And they are bullies who gang up to tear down whatever is not according to the concept that controls them. In government they are untrustworthy workers who use any advantages to work against those they are supposed to serve. Elite does NOT define them" (Sociocrats are not Elite or Liberal).
Both Paul (Galatians 4; Colossians 2:14-23) and Jesus (Matthew 21:33-46; John 8:31-37) distinguished God's nature-born servant nation, "brought forth in iniquity and conceived in sin," from Sons born of His Spirit. I John 3:8-10, "Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for His seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the Devil: whosoever does not righteousness is not of God, neither he who loves not his brother" (Hebrews 6:4-6). The Church which believed in the resurrection of Messiah very soon came to be distinguished from those who observed the "letter" of the law without the Spirit and bitterly denied the resurrection by the fact one attended synagogue on a Sunday in honour of the resurrection and eternal Lifethe eighth day signifying the eternity of a never-ending cyclewhile the other attended synagogue on a Saturday (Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 16:2).
Nominal Christians who observe the sabbath day are ignorantly denying the resurrection of Messiah and the coming of the Holy Spirit for regeneration.
It was not, as some say, the Roman Catholic church that began honoring the resurrection on the first day of the week rather than observing the sabbath day: Peter, Paul and the early saints were not Roman Catholics. The Roman Catholic system of false worship was not organized until the First Nicaea Council in AD325, hundreds of years after their death at the First Nicaea Council in AD325, and Roman Catholic doctrine is abhorrent to the Gospels and epistles they wrote.
In their missionary journeys outside the Promised Land, Paul and his companions attended synagogue on the sabbath as we read in Acts 13, 16 and 17, simply because this was the common rest day on which believers under the Old Covenant would assemble. There the apostles could preach the Gospel of the second exodus to call God's elect out from apostate Yahwism and Pharisaism into the Body of Christ the God-Prophet, a Mediator like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-18), by the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Since the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963, God has been calling His elect out from the apostate (once) Christian denominations into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation by the Message of a Prophet revealing Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever, with the same Pillar of Fire, same miracles and same Messianic sign (Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 4:12). The Word that declared the first exodus from a natural land of bondage to a natural land of rest declared the second exodus from a spiritual condition of sanctification by Law into the liberty of new birth and grace by the Spirit. In this day the Word that declared the second exodus also declared the third exodus, bringing God's elect from the temporal blessing of the baptism with the Holy Ghost back into the eternal land of the Millennium and the great hereafter.
When God divided His work of speaking creation into six portions He rested on the seventh dispensation. His rest from speaking a natural creation continues but His work also continues in a new phasespeaking preservation and redemption to His elect children. Thus, "when Christ had opened the Seventh Seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" because the fullness of the Word or Logos of God had already been expressed by His holy prophets and the ministry of the seventh angel was to gather the loose ends of unfinished revelation into a contiguous unity of the fullness in the context of history to show the Bride her position in time and her place in God's Word, and reveal prophetic mysteries to be fulfilled prior to the Millennium.
Acts 3:19-25, "Repent . . . and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the [seven] times of refreshing shall come from the Presence of the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, who before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things (Malachi 4:5-6), which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began [that is, the fullness of the Word which is Christ (as in I Thessalonians 4:14-16), NOT the glorified Man, Jesus]. For Moses truly said to the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like me; Him shall you hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you (Revelation 22:17-19). And it shall come to pass, that every soul, who will not hear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people." (That Prophet was Jesus Christ who foretold the prophetic ministry of William Branham that would forerun His second or 'parousia' Coming. His Voice spoke from heaven in 1933 when Brother Branham was baptizing in the Ohio River: "As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming"). Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that followed after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham: And in your Seed (singular Galatians 3:16) shall all Gentiles be blessed".
Revelation 10:7, "In the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound his Message, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has already declared through His servants the prophets".
There has been no physical creation since man, not even extra terrestrials. Even Jesus Christ who is the beginning of God creating Himself a part of creation in the form of His glorified Family less than 2,000 years ago was expressed as the Logos manifest when time began (John 17:5; Revelation 3:14). John 1:10-11, "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came to His own nation, and His own received Him not," for they saw in Him merely a man. God's work of speaking His physical creation has finished, and for the past six thousand years His work has been manifesting the creation foreseen in His eternal thinking into material form, and preserving and redeeming those He foreknew as laying down their free will as a sacrifice in order that they may perform His will. Even the new heavens and new earth will not be new creation but old creation renewed in conformity with God's perfect will and original conception in eternity.
Heaven has been silent since the opening of the Seven Seals because Christ and the sleeping Church Age saints, who are manifested Word, came down from heaven with the "Shout" of the Message that will bring His end-time Bride to maturity with "the Voice of Christ the Archangel" in her to speak the Word for the 'third pull' in the manifestation of the Sons of God following the earthquake at Israel's Seventh Trump (I Thessalonians 4:14-16; Jude 14; Revelation 10:1-7). Once the Bride is under pre-eminence and in speaking condition the Trump of God shall sound.
The Bible is the story of the redemption of souls by the threefold process of justification, sanctification and the baptism with the Holy Spirit or new birth, not their replacement by a new soul. God is redeeming this earth by the same process. It was justified and its past sins washed away in baptism by the Great Flood; it was sanctified by the Blood of Christ which fell on Calvary, and will receive its baptism of Fire for renewal following the White Throne Judgment. Earth will split asunder when it flies toward the sun; fresh lava will cover its surface and the hydrogen and oxygen of its oceans will separate, sending flames thousands of miles into space. In addition to this natural fire, the Fire of the Holy Ghost will annihilate Satan and his demons, leaving a renewed heavens and earth for God's redeemed.
One of our Sisters wrote to say she is looking forward to attending a regimental ball at the invitation of a handsome young soldier who is not in the faith. In joyous anticipation she had purchased the fabric from which her gown would be made to present as the most beautiful belle of the ball. When the Holy Spirit called her to consult God's Word first, she chose to sacrifice this worldly pleasure in order that she might display the Token of the Life of Christ in the beauty of inner holiness and remain in her sabbath (Romans 12:1-2).
Our sabbath is for Spiritual edification and growth into the image of Christ, and since "the mystery of God is finished," we rest from unnecessary works like presuming to interpret God's Word. As God said, "Remember the sabbath," we "Take the little Book out of the Angel's hand, and eat it up" to become one with the revelation of the Message, having "the Voice of the Archangel" in us to "prophesy the Message again about many peoples and nations and tongues and kings" in this holy convocation or sabbath of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal feast just before the close of the Gentile dispensation (Exodus 20:10-11; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 10:8-11; Leviticus 23:15-21).
Deuteronomy 5:22 states, "These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the Fire, surrounded by cloud and thick darkness, with a great Voice: and He added nothing more" (Deuteronomy 12:32). Whence came the Babylonian Talmud, which Jesus said "makes the Word of God of no effect" (Matthew 15:1-9)? This so-called Oral Torah is not inspired by God but "something more" added by disobedient, unbelieving men.
Of the revelation of the Seven Seals which Paul called "That which is perfect" (I Corinthians 13:10), Jesus said, "Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he who keeps the revelation of the prophecy of this Book," that is, the Message of the seventh angel, William Branham, who said, "Seal not the understanding of the prophecy of this Book: for the time is [now] at hand" as "the mystery of God is finished" and Christ's end-time Bride is called to the marriage supper of the Lamb by the revelation of his Message (Revelation 19:9), which is the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6, the "Shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 and the confirming Voice from heaven of Revelation 18:1-4 (Revelation 22:6-7, 10). The "Time" or delay whilst Christ interceded for the ignorance of the Church Age saints "is no longer." His work as Mediator is fulfilled for the opening of the Seven Seals unveiled the perfect interpretation of the Word (Revelation 10:6).
Revelation 22:16-19, "I Jesus have sent My angel William Branham (Revelation 1:1; 3:14) to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star".
Now in the unity of the faith (Ephesians 4:13; John 17:21), "the Spirit and the Bride speak the same Word, Come. And let him who hears say, Come. And let the thirsty come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of Life without price. For I warn everyone who hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book, If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are described in this Book: and if anyone takes away from the Words of this Book of prophecy, God will take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are described in this Book".
When God had delivered His Message to Moses, "He added nothing more." And the Lord instructed Joshua, "Be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the Law, which Moses My servant commanded you: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left that you may prosper wheresoever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you will prosper, and have good success" (Joshua 1:6-7). And when Christ had delivered His Message through Brother Branham, He instructed His end-time Bride not to add to or diminish from THUS SAITH THE LORD of His Prophet.
Brother Branham saw the Bible in a vision on August 7, 1957, and a hand came down and turned the pages to Joshua 1. Like Joshua we must be strong and very courageous and keep walking in the Light, for everywhere we tread and overcome is our possession. "Unless we suffer with Him we cannot reign with Him. You have to suffer to reign. The reason for this is that character simply is never made without suffering. Character is a victory, not a gift. A man without character can't reign because power apart from character is Satanic. But power with character is fit to rule. And since He wants us to share even His throne on the same basis that He overcame and is set down in His Father's throne, we have to overcome to sit with Him. And the little temporary suffering we go through now is not worthy to be compared to the tremendous glory that will be revealed in us when He comes. Oh, what treasures are laid up for those who are willing to enter into His kingdom through much tribulation" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 117:1).
God's rest was the satisfaction of completing the spoken Word, which He declared, "very good" (Genesis 1:1 2:3) then He rested from that labour and watched as the Word manifested what He had said (Genesis 2:4-17). As the Old Testament sabbath of natural rest sealed the first creation in innocence, so the New Testament sabbath of Spiritual rest by the baptism of the Holy Spirit seals the creation of God-men in perfection by the regeneration of our soul (Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 9:12). The Father's rest after creation was a type of Christ's rest. Hebrews 10:12-18, "after Jesus had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, He sat down on the right hand of God; anticipating until His enemies are placed as a footstool for His feet. For by a single offering He has forever perfected those who are sanctified. And the Holy Ghost testifies this is so: for He had said before (in Jeremiah 31:31-34), This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord, I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them; and their sins and iniquities I will remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin"just rest in Christ's finished work as we grow to maturity in the Son-Light of the end-time Message for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
The Bible is the story of God unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts into the flesh of His glorified Family. John 1:18, "No man has seen God at any time because God is an invisible Spirit; the only begotten Son who is at one with the Father has made known His character and nature." Colossians 1:15, "Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the first begotten of every creature".
I John 1:1-4, "We are writing to you about the Word of Life: He was from the beginning, we have heard Him, and we have seen Him with our eyes and touched Him with our hands. Yes, the Life was manifested, and we saw and bear witness to it, and proclaim to you that eternal Life which was with the Father, and has been manifest to us. Again I say, we are telling you what we have seen and heard, that you too may enjoy fellowship along with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing to you that your joy may be full".
If Christ is in you the Token of the Life of Christ must be on display.
In His creative thinking, before anything was made that was made; God foresaw every man and woman that would ever be formed from the dust of the earth. In His foreknowledge He saw your stature, color of eyes, and hair. If you are His elect you were an attribute in His image, part of His Spirit. By His foreknowledge of the decisions we would make, "God chose us in Christ, the Logos, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love" (Ephesians 1:4). Likewise, He rejected those He foreknew would refuse to conform to the image of His Son and fall for the Devil's lie. Thus, before the children were born, God was able to say, "Jacob have I loved, and Esau have I hated." But each of us had to be manifested on earth in our designated and decreed season and time determined by the free choice of our parents foreknown to God, and then take our own decisions with His Word when it is presented to us since it would be unjust of God to make arbitrary decisions that would determine our destiny.
So the first man foreknown of God from the foundation of the world is the second man of flesh and blood with five senses. Those foreknown as His elect have their place in the Lamb's Book of Life whence they can never be removed and their part of the New Jerusalem. Those whose names remain in the Book of Life at the end of their days are the "saved," whereas those whose names are removed from, or as descendants of Cain were never in that Book of Life, are the lost. The world cannot become a better place prior to the millennium because spirits do not die, so whenever someone dies whose name is not now or was never in the Book of Life, there is one more demon in the world. But in the millennium the bodies of Satan's children will be in the grave, and with no bodies in which to manifest, the glorified bodies of the saints being immune from torment, the Devil and his angels will be powerless until the general resurrection.
Now we see whence demons come and how they have multiplied through the influence of Lucifer who once stood at God's right hand but misused his free moral agency, being uplifted in his heart. We are not insinuating the pre-existence of souls but explaining the consequences of man's free moral agency and how God being omniscient and infinite foreknew all things. He is not now learning, nor is He taking counsel even with Himself, nor is He at any time adding to His knowledge. Yet His visions of foreknowledge must come to pass, some to honour, and some to dishonour.
When a dying saint begins to break into the sixth dimension and sees and speaks to loved ones who have gone on before him, he is seeing the theophany or image of their glorified material body God foresaw in Genesis 1:26-28. This is the body that returned to earth at the opening of the Seals and will put on a glorified material body in its likeness at the first resurrection, a body not born of woman but created by God.
When the last saint predestinated to the PART-Word divisions of the Body was redeemed in 1963, Christ rested from His Mediatorial work in the office of Son of God and returned in the office of Son of Man to reveal Himself to His end-time Bride as King of kings and Judge, then Israel. The jubilee is the crowning of the sabbatical system, the ultimate fulfilment of "the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21); the grand Jubilee or release and remission ushered in by "the trump of God;" "the regeneration" (Matthew 19:28) which signals "the redemption of the purchased possession" (Ephesians 1:13-14) or full adoption (Romans 8:19-23) of our Pentecostal Jubilee.
Peter was speaking to Hebrews, but his Message was addressed to Spiritual Israel, "And all the prophets from Samuel and those that followed after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. You [Church] are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, And in your Seed (singular Galatians 3:16) shall all the Gentiles be blessed" (Acts 3:24-25).
II Samuel 7:11-17 promised the "sure mercies of David" to his "Seed" (singular), with "rest from all His enemies in a kingdom and throne that shall be established forever" (Isaiah 55:3; Daniel 2:44; Acts 13:34). The Kingdom will be restored to Israel in the Millennium where Jesus Christ shall reign as David's greater Son with the Church as His Queen. Then in the renewed heavens and renewed earth, the "saved" will worship God throughout eternity in the visible form of His glorified Family, Jesus Christ and His Bride, the New Testament Church. Together we are the creation of God. nl447.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.