Bible Believers' Newsletter 449
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
After forty-six years of law enforcement Jim Schwiesow opines: "Unquestionably President Bush did everything in his power to contribute to the disaffection and dissatisfaction of the people . . . and he did nothing to dissuade them from their ever-increasing anger with their elected Republican representatives. What did he care, they were close to an election and he had two more years to dink with the fate of the nation. In his mind this was their misfortune and his good luck. He reasoned that the Democrats were more attuned to his quest for one world governance, so he opted to throw his lot in with the opposition. I would imagine that as time passes many of the losing Republicans, who were sold out by Mr. Bush, would most likely come to the inescapable conclusion that they were played for suckers, big time".
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. Like the caribou, the horn or president of the United States is "deciduous" and regularly replaced. As the animal in the vision has 42 inch horns, the United States will have 42 presidents. George W. Bush is its 42nd President.
I believe this animal signifies the United States, Brother Branham killed it with one shot in that he accurately foretold the utter destruction of the US. Whereas caribou horns normally have panels, those in the vision had spikes measuring exactly forty-two inches. The ten horns on the beast that rose up from the sea will give their authority and economic strength to Rome and her United States image for precisely forty-two months (Revelation 13:1; 17:12-13; Daniel 2:41-44).
The Holy Roman Empire (800-1806) was Germany's First Reich, a continuation of the Roman Empire in Europe. It started in the lands ruled by Charlemagne (Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, eastern France, Northern Italy and western Poland).
The Second Reich (1871-1919) was the German Empire ruled by the Hohenzollern dynasty in Prussia and Brandenburg, under which the "Iron Chancellor," Otto Von Bismarck, united Germany. The Jew-dominated Weimar Republic (1919-1933) followed World War I.
Hitler established the Third Reich (1933-1945), which is so called because he thought that under his leadership Germany could reunite the old Holy Roman Empire. Hitler was premature, a patsy for the 'hidden hand'.
German Prime Minister Angela Merkel takes the presidency of the EU in January, 2007, from which the corporatist Fourth Reich (of the rich) is rising with Rome's blessing. George II is forming its image by merging the US with Canada and Mexico in the North American Union under the blessing of the Rockefeller WCC. We live in interesting times.
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.
10,000 Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews Protest outside 'Israeli' Consulate, NYC
November 9, 2006 Over ten thousand anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews participated in a protest sponsored by the Central Rabbinical Congress outside the "Israeli" consulate on 2nd avenue in New York City. Photo Slideshow: True Torah Jews.
Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006
New countries have moved ahead of some Western democracies in the fifth annual Reporters Without Borders Worldwide Press Freedom Index, issued today, while the most repressive countries are still the same ones. "Unfortunately nothing has changed in the countries that are the worst predators of press freedom . . . and journalists in North Korea, Eritrea, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Burma and China are still risking their life or imprisonment for trying to keep us informed . . ."
The United States (53rd) has fallen nine places since last year, after being in 17th position in the first year of the Index, in 2002. Relations between the media and the Bush administration sharply deteriorated after the president used the pretext of "national security" to regard as suspicious any journalist who questioned his "war on terrorism". . . (US extraterritorial possessions rank 119th).
France (35th) slipped five places during the past year, to make a loss of 24 places in five years. The increase in searches of media offices and journalists' homes is very worrying for media organisations and trade unions. . . Full story: rsf.org
HAARP Defensive Economic Warfare
Before the events of September 11, 2001, the thought of American Military being given the authority to shoot down American civilian airliners loaded with passengers over US territory was inconceivable. Now this and many other measures are necessary for the safety and security of the nation.
The attacks were aimed not only at people, government and military but also on the economy, which in the long run could harm the entire world. Extreme measures were taken to minimize the initial damage to an already fragile economy: closed US markets, a surprise interest rate cut of half a percent prior to the markets opening, an extended share buyback program for companies. These measures didn't stop the initial five-day decrease on the Dow of 14.3%, the NASDAQ, which lost over 16%, and the S&P 500 lost over 11% . . .
Luckily on Monday September 24 within the first half-hour of the US markets opening a massive geomagnetic storm increased the positive ion ratios while at the same time decreasing the negative ion ratios to levels I have not seen since the beginning of SuperForce.com in January 2000. . .
SuperForce.com has shown with a special ion ratio algorithm capable of predicting these expected ion ratios months in advance that ion ratios also have a major influence on stock market mentality in that increased positive ion ratios generally reflect increased stock markets, while increased negative ion ratios coincide with decreasing markets. Positive ions cause irrational behavior (greed) and negative ions lead to level headed decisions (caution). . .
As HAARP was congressionally initiated I would recommend that the United States Congress, Senate and President consider limitations to the use of HAARP for events such as the Presidential election. I showed in a paper that the polls leading to the election indicated that 24% of the US Presidential Vote was swayed by the Ion Ratios on different days (I don't suspect HAARP was used during the Election 2000). To have the power to control the Ion Ratio so it is in your candidate or political party's favor, the day of the election or the months leading to the election when polls influence people is not a fair way of conducting an election. . . Full story: superforce.com
Jews Petition US President against Zionist State
The origins of modern-day Zionism trace back to the late 19th Century, but the first major milestone toward the creation of a Jewish state happened in 1917. Great Britain was looking for all the friends she could find in what was then called "The Great War." That year the United States was drawn into that war with the deliberate help of President Woodrow Wilson. But that same year, Russia was removed from the war against Germany by the Bolshevik Revolution. So the Allies were still under great pressure; and in order to enlist the growing power of the Zionist movement on the side of Britain, the famous Balfour Declaration was announced. Lord Balfour announced that Britain would look with favor on the creation of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. Most Americans were too preoccupied with news of the war to think long about the Balfour Declaration in Britain; but soon after the war ended, a major protest was published against the plans of the Zionists. On March 5, 1919, readers of the New York Times saw a long PETITION on page 7 with the headline:
"PROTEST TO PRESIDENT WILSON AGAINST ZIONIST STATE"
Nowadays if we saw a headline like that, most of us would probably pay little attention. We would assume that it was the work of the Arabs and turn the page; but that 1919 protest was presented and signed exclusively by Jews. And these were not some small splinter group of malcontents, they were a galaxy of Jewish stars in American politics, education, law, business, medicine, journalism, banking, as well as prominent rabbis; people like Congressman Julius Kahn of California who headed the list; Henry Morganthau, Sr., ex-Ambassador to Turkey; Simon Wolf, former consul to Egypt; Max Senior, former president of the National Conference of Jewish Charities; Professor Morris Jastrow of the University of Pennsylvania; Adolph Ochs, publisher of the New York Times; Lessing Rosenthal, Chicago attorney; Dr. Julius Rosenstein, surgeon at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco; L. H. Kampner, mayor of Galveston, Texas; I. W. Hellman, president of the Union Trust Company in San Francisco; and many others.
The PETITION begins, quote:
"As a future form of government for Palestine will undoubtedly be considered by the approaching Peace Conference, we, the undersigned citizens of the United States, unite in this statement setting forth our objections to the organization of a Jewish State in Palestine as proposed by the Zionist societies in this country and Europe."
The petitioners felt that they were, quote: "voicing the opinion of the majority of American Jews." To back that up, they pointed out, quote: "The American Zionists represent, according to the most recent statistics available, only a small proportion of the Jews living in this country, about 150,000 out of 3-1/2 million."
As their source, they cited the 1918 edition of the "American Jewish Yearbook" in Philadelphia.
The PETITION goes on to sound not only a protest but a series of warnings. The signers did sympathize with the concept of, quote: "A refuge in Palestine or elsewhere." They felt that this would be a good thing purely as a haven for Jews living under oppression; but they were bitterly opposed to the Zionist demands for, quote: "Reorganization of the Jews as a national unit to whom now or in the future territorial sovereignty in Palestine shall be committed."
The Jews who published that PETITION against a Zionist State 60 years ago turned out to be prophets. Like most prophets, their warnings went unheeded; but for more than three decades events in the Middle East have been acting out their warnings in flesh, blood, and tragedy. I can do no more than highlight a few points from the anti-Zionist PETITION, which is long and detailed, but history demands that we be aware of the efforts of the anti-Zionist Jews to turn aside tragedy, deep tragedy. They pointed out that the Zionists were demanding, quote: "A home not merely for Jews living in countries in which they are oppressed, but for Jews universally. No Jew, wherever he may live, can consider himself free from the implications of such a grant."
From a practical standpoint, my friends, they pointed out that tiny Palestine could not hold all the Jews then living in the world. The 6 to 10 million in Russia and Romania alone would have produced hopeless overcrowding; but beyond that, they objected to what they termed "political segregation." They felt it was both undemocratic and dangerous to Jews themselves the world over. They worried, quote: "All Jews repudiate every suspicion of a double allegiance; but to our minds, it is necessarily implied in, and cannot by any logic be eliminated from, the establishment of a sovereign state for the Jews in Palestine."
They added that, quote: "As a rule, those who favor such a restoration advocate it not for themselves but for others. Those who act thus and yet insist on their patriotic attachment to the countries of which they are citizens are self-deceived in their profession of Zionism."
They were worried that Jews themselves would be torn internally by pressures for double allegiance, and they were concerned that this would play into the hands of those who considered Jews, quote: "Aliens in every land, incapable of true patriotism, and prompted only by sinister and self-seeking motives."
Quoting Sir George Adam Smith, an authority of that day on Palestine, they also foresaw the bloodshed to come, quote: "It is not true that Palestine is the national home of the Jewish people and of no other people. It is not correct to call its non-Jewish inhabitants Arabs, or to say that they have left no image of their spirit and made no history except in the great mosque; nor can we evade the fact that Christian communities have been as long in the possession of their portion of this land as ever the Jews were."
The PETITION also says, quote: "The claims to various sections of this undefined territory would unquestionably evoke bitter controversies. To subject the Jews to the possible recurrence of such bitter and sanguinary conflict, which would be inevitable, would be a crime."
Finally, they concluded with the words: "We do not wish to see Palestine, either now or at any time in the future, organized as a Jewish State."
But, my friends, the Zionists were successful in thwarting this appeal by prominent American Jews. Israel became a nation in 1947, and the predicted bloodshed began immediately. Israeli terrorism by Menachem Begin and others caused Palestinian blood to run red in the streets. Palestinians became refugees in their own land, and the borders of Israel began expanding. Soon there was nothing left of what had been called Palestine.
The Middle East war plan, which the Russians halted in May 1979, involved the Zionists in alliance with the Bolsheviks. The Russians are determined to end the threat of nuclear war; and after 30 years of Israeli history, they have concluded the same thing about Zionism as about Bolshevism. They are convinced that there will be no peace in the world for Jew, Moslem, or Christian so long as Zionism exists. . . Long ago Russia's new rulers discovered that Zionism and Bolshevism had common origins. These origins involved the ROTHSCHILDS, but others are involved also, so they are now following the trail of satanic power towards its origins . . . they are hoping to strike at the very head of world Satanic power.
Full story: peterdavidbeter.com "Communist" Goals (1963)
Comment: The modern state of Israel was established by non-Semitic political Zionists for the sinister purpose set forth in Theodor Herzl's book, A Jewish World Colony. As foretold by Daniel (2:36-45; 9:27) and Jesus (Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:8), Israel will be ruled by Gentiles from 606BC to the consummation. The illegitimate state will nonetheless work for the good of 144,000 elect Israelites since God cannot deal with them outside the land. After the end of our dispensation He will anoint two Hebrew prophets now in Israel to separate an election of Israelites from the self-styled Jews as Zechariah, Isaiah and Malachi foretold.
Depopulation and the American Mutts
. . . 40-50 million American children removed from the bodies of American women in the last 3.5 decades . . . under the guise of progressive rights for women. Do you not think there is a limit to genocide, or do you think genocide is only definable by lobbyists, politicians, women's organizations, and/or the United Nations and their "partners?" This happens to be one of the largest mass graveyards in human historyand that's just the US graveyard. Wouldn't you love to know how many babies have been eliminated worldwide? Wouldn't you love to know the real reason why? Try depopulation on for sizethe depopulation mandated by the United Nations, women's organizations, and environmentaliststhe groups tied to their financial teeth to foundation money, or in translation, global elitesand that depopulation will not include lowering the numbers of global elites. That is a guarantee.
So, the next time you hear about your school children learning about multi-culturalism, be not fooled. America is depopulating as we speak, and once the baby-boomers have been made sick enough to die, and the secularists continue to rule with Socialistic fists, America will be very, very unpopulatedminus the selected and genetically desired working class chosen by the elites to work for slave wages. Full story: newswithviews.com newswithviews.com
Comment: Revelation 6:8, "Behold a pale horse: the name of its rider was Death, and Hades followed him closely. . ."
Brother Branham said, "Women out there with your painted up fingernails, a fifty dollar coat wrapped around you, and a hundred dollar dress on; you can't kneel down. Today it's a dishonor, almost, to see a big family any more. Yes, sir. They'd rather pay a hundred dollars for a little snotty nosed dog and pack it around, and give it the love of a mother, and practice birth control, than to have children . . . hang around the barrooms, and drink, and play cards, and run around all afternoon in your husband's car. Why, it's a disgrace. The greatest honor a woman can do, outside of coming to Christ, and being loyal to her husband is to have a baby".
You were once so free,
Adorned in truth
But the Hidden Hand
Has taken its toll.
Has darkened your soul.
They say we are
Yet our leaders preach
Nought but hypocrisy
By taking millions
From the poor
To finance weapons
Of destruction and war.
The youth today
Has turned irate.
In the scourge of drugs
Across the land
Has been stripped away,
Replaced by fear.
The American Dream,
It's just a lie.
Chin up, my friend,
No need to cry.
Any means can justify.
Oh, tell me please,
Just tell me why
That any means
Corruption and lies.
It's been prophesied
We're going to fall.
The handwriting is
Across the wall.
Look up, Young Bride,
The End is near.
Oh, don't you hear?
With your steeples tall,
Reaching blindly out
To hear God's Call.
The Television Evangelist,
Dressed in purest white,
His heart casting shadows
Of deepest night.
He says God hears
And answers your call
If from your pocketbook
You will withdraw.
Look up, Young Bride,
The hour is late,
The Lamb of God
No longer mediates.
Any means can justify.
Oh, tell me please,
Just tell me why
That any means
Corruption and lies.
It's been prophesied
We're going to fall.
The handwriting is
Across the wall.
Look up, Young Bride,
The End is near.
Oh, don't you hear?
I had a dream
That life on Earth
Was not what it seems.
The lamb lay down
Beside the lion.
The hungry children,
They ceased their crying.
Swords and guns,
Weapons of War
Into ploughshares made.
They were no more,
And Man was at peace
With Himself and the Land.
Prepare yourself, Young Bride,
The Time is at hand.
Until that Precious Day,
Brother Stephen Fluharty
The Bride will not go through the Tribulation
Man's day is at its end and the day of the Lord is dawning as a night of thick darkness, both natural and spiritual, following earthquakes that will sink Los Angeles, split the mount of Olives and call the resurrection of the sleeping Church Age saints at the second crucifixion of the Word of God as at the first.
Isaiah 13:9-10, "Behold, the day of the Lord comes, pitiless, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the earth a desolation and destroy its sinners out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations shall not give their light: the sun shall be dark at its rising and the moon shall not send out its light".
The judgment of Babylon as head of four Gentile world empires that would rule Israel is a type of the great judgment of the Roman world empire at the consummation that will precede the restoration of the kingdom to Israel in the Millennium (Acts 1:6; 3:21-25; II Samuel 7:11-17; Amos 9:11). As the blessings of God to the overcomers accumulate through the Church Ages, the false worship, persecution of God's people and arrogance of the Rome embraces and magnifies the evil character of the previous three Gentile world empires (Daniel 7:7-8, 19-28; 11:32-37; Revelation 17:1-6; 18:5-14, 24).
Isaiah was speaking of Armageddon and the consummation, which will bind Satan throughout the Millennium as his subjects will be in the grave until the general resurrection, and he cannot influence a glorified saint (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 19:20; 20:1-5, 10). He first mentions the darkening of the stars because the Hebrews reckoned the natural day from sunset when the sun withdraws its rays, without which the moon and stars lose their shining, then both day and night are robbed of their light. This phenomena will attend the opening of the Sixth Seal and the blast of the Seventh Trumpet as earthquakes sink Los Angeles and divide the mount of Olives, destroying the Dome of the Rock and igniting the simmering World War III (Joel 2:10; Zechariah 14:4-5; Revelation 11:13, 19; 16:18-21).
In the Spiritual, the darkened Sun represents a wrathful Christ whose rejected Light is withdrawn from we Gentiles; the bloody Moon signifies the apostate church whose lives should reflect the Son-Light of their day (I John 1:7) but will shortly kill all who refuse the mark of the beast. The Stars of heaven represent the sons of Adam written in the Book of Life and given free moral agency to determine their destiny like Adam and Eve. Here they signify non-elect and fallen sons. Stars also type God's messengers or ministers as in Revelation 1:16 and 2:1; I Corinthians 6:1-3; II Corinthians 2:14; Hebrews 2:5-9; II Peter 2:4; Jude 6, 13. In this vision they are fallen angels.
Ideally "the stars of heaven" signify the progeny of Adam or nominal sons of God (Genesis 6:2) of whom Jesus Christ is the Bright and Morning Star. At the close of the dispensation of the Law, "A great sign appeared in heaven portending things to come; a woman [Spiritual Israel, the true Church] clothed with the sun [the Son-Light of God's revealed Word], with the moon [Law] under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars [the twelve Apostles whose Light led the elect Israelites from the Law to grace]: and being pregnant with the Christ-child, she screamed in the pangs of her labour, in anguish for delivery. Suddenly there appeared another sign in heaven; a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads [Imperial Rome]. And his tail [the false tale with which Rome's Edomite King Herod and the Jewish religious leaders deceived the JudeansIsaiah 9:15-16] swept the third part of the stars of heaven [the Semitic children of Israel], and cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born" (Jeremiah 31:15-17; Matthew 2:1-18).
"And she brought forth a man Child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her Child was crucified, dead and buried, [but on the third day He rose again according to Psalm 16:10 and was] caught up to God, and to His throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days" during the ministry of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ (Revelation 12:1-6).
This prophecy was fulfilled in the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and brings us to the Day of Pentecost where the Church or Kingdom of God was born and the Gentile dispensation begun, during which the apostasy of unrepentant Israel would deepen under the chastisement of the first Six Trumpet Judgments (Revelation 9:20-21). The dispensation of the Law and God's dealings with Israel as a nation ended when "Messiah was murdered although He was blameless and His Kingdom unrealized" (Daniel 9:26a). Revelation 12 outlines the ministry two Hebrew prophets will deliver to 144,000 elect Israelites. In one verse Jesus states what will happen, and in the following verse or two explains how the prophecy will come to pass.
The Gentile dispensation lies hidden between verses 6 and 7; between Daniel 9:26 and 27, and also within Isaiah 61:1 and Zechariah 13:7. Here God turns to we Gentiles "to call out a people for His Name," a Bride for Messiah. This dispensation is summarized in verses 10-12 and Israel's prophecy resumes in verse 7 at the close of our dispensation of grace occasioned by the completion of the Bride and the apostasy of the nominal church. Satan is cast down to earth, while the Woman's Seed-Church is "caught up to meet her Lord in the air" and God returns to purge Israel in the great tribulation of Daniel's Seventieth Week (9:27). 144,000 born-again Israelites as well as the different groups of the "saved" whose names remain in the Book of Life will by martyred by the apostate church as the Jewish denominations martyred the Christians (Matthew 16:24-26).
Revelation 12:7-11, "And there was war in heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, but they were defeated. So the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
In a vision Jesus "foresaw Satan falling from heaven like lightning" (Luke 10:18). The power of the Church restored to pre-eminence, and with the "third pull," upset the whole kingdom of Satan, and he was cast out of the holy places.
"And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ is come: for the accuser of our brethren, who accuses them day and night before our God has been thrown down. For the Church Age saints have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death" (Revelation 20:4).
This marks the opening of the Sixth Seal and the sounding of the Seventh Trump, which end the Gentile dispensation and herald the manifestation of the Sons of God to appropriate faith for translation grace during the resurrection of the Church Age saints. This Trumpet calls Israel to her Day of Atonement by revealing the mystery of the previous Six Trumpets by the ministry of two Hebrew prophets. Thereafter Rome and her daughters will turn upon Spiritual Israel in the "squeeze," and we will become a hunted and persecuted little group reliant solely upon the spoken Word for survival. Not one hair of our heads will be harmed, and after we are taken Home the persecution will fall upon the foolish virgin. The remnant of the woman's seed is no longer a Gentile but a Hebrew Church of 144,000 blood Israelites, none of whom will be a Jew, led by the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4, Matthew 24:31, and Revelation 11.
If you are a Jew and you are in Adam's race, run to the Lord Jesus Christ without delay, because according to the Bible, Jewish encyclopedias and historians, you are almost certainly a non-Semitic Gentile. Your day of redemption is now . . . or never. Besides, if you are a blood Israelite you have no redemption outside the Promised Land.
Revelation 12:12-14, "Rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell therein. Woe to the earth and the sea, for the Devil has come down to you with raging anger, because he knows that his time is short1. And when the dragon found himself cast down to earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man Child. But to the woman were granted two wings of a great eagle [two Hebrew prophets anointed with the Spirit that endued Moses and Elijah], that she might fly to her retreat in the wilderness, away from the Presence of the Serpent, where she feeds upon their ministry which reconfirms the new covenant in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week" (Daniel 9:27a).
"The wilderness" is a metaphor for a place of seclusion; it is not a natural desert. The true Church is "in the wilderness" now, separated from Rome and her denominational daughter churches; separated even from many Message congregations but feeding on the unfailing Body Word of the Son of man. How can the people of the Dragon find us? How will they locate 144,000 elect Israelites in Jerusalem? They won't be in a synagogue, mosque or denominational church. As Israel in Goshen was protected from Egypt's plagues before the exodus, Christ's end-time Bride is secure in the spoken Word between the lines in Scripture till the Sixth Seal opens at the Seventh Trumpet; then she is protected by the "third pull." The 144,000 will be secure until the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, protected by the "third pull" of their two prophets (Revelation 11:5-7). Revelation 12:12-17 outlines, and Revelation 13:1 15:8 explains in detail how God will separate 144,000 elect Israelites from the Jews, and how Rome will break her covenant with the Banksters and martyr Israel's prophets. Then "all Israel will be born-again in one day" and martyred from that time and the consummation, so fulfilling the sixfold purpose of Daniel 9:24.
Revelation 12:15-17, "And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood (of troops) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ".
At the close of the dispensation of the Law, Satan's false theology cast down Shem, "the third part of the stars of heaven" (Revelation 12:4); and at the end of the our dispensation, the "power and signs and lying wonders" of the god of this evil age will cast down Ham and Japheth, the other two parts of the stars of heaven (Revelation 13:4-7, 11-13).
Brother Branham said, "Notice how beautiful the Scriptures tie themselves together in every age. Notice now. And when the church world would not have the Word of God to rule over them, they accepted a murderer, Barabbas. What did this do? It exalted Satan, the god of this evil age, to the place that's he always wanted. Now, listen. For Satan is not spoke of as a god of any other age but this age. He wasn't spoke of the god of the age of Noah. He wasn't spoke of the god of the age of Moses, the god of the age of Elijah, but this evil age he is the . . . Oh, don't miss it. He is the god of this evil age worshipped by millions and billions of people, and they don't know it.
But let's let the Scripture uncover him this morning, and let's see, then you'll know. Let the Scripture, as in the meetings of discernment when the Holy Spirit gets among His Word and He calls out this man and says, "You have no business living with this other woman. What did you do that for ten years ago when you run off with that man's wife?" What's He doing? Uncovering him, exposing Satan that's got the man bound, or the woman living with some other woman's husband, or the sins that they've done, the things that they have done. What does it do? Expose him.
The doctors take instruments and try to find what's wrong. They can't do it. We can't tell. But then, the Holy Spirit comes out, and reveals what he is, and exposes him. See? That's what the Word of God is. It is a Light that shines in darkness. And when you take a noise in the room, it sounds mysterious. A bunch of something working, and you don't know what it is, turn on the light. Quickly, crickets, roaches, they are children of the darkness. And when the light flashes, they scatter away. "They went out from us, because they wasn't of us," the Bible said. See? They cannot live in the Light of the Word, for the God of heaven has sent His Light in this last days that He might lighten the path for His children, that they might not walk in darkness and stumble, but they might walk in the Light of the shining of Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen.
Notice, Satan is not called the god of any other age but this age. It was his ambition to be like God from the very beginning. . . Let's go back here to Isaiah 14:12 and 14. Notice.
"How art thou falling from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cast down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: . . . [Sons of God, now] . . . and I will set also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:"
It was Satan's ambition to be worshipped like God. He took two-thirds of the stars of heaven, ascended hisself above those stars, and preached to them, and deceived two-thirds of them. You see it? All right. Notice, that's his ambition. And now he is ready with his careful selected, educated bride by his own knowledge (See?), all painted up in his deceit of big buildings, and big denominations, and paints of knowledge, and theology, and smart, and intellectual, and educated, to deceive the whole world and become a god (that's what he's done), all heading up into the person of the antichrist, which is already crowned the vicar of God by his worldly-loving, scientific bride, all dressed up in pomp of intellectual, religious education. She is made religious like him, and by his own interpretation of the Word of God as he did Eve . . .
The day we are living is called in the Bible, the day of man, man's day. This is not God's day. God is not the god of this earth; the Bible says He isn't; He's the God of heaven. But this is not God's day; this is choosing day. Either live for today and die; choose God and live; and God is the Word. And the Word is the Word manifested for the hour and the day. . .
"What do you call it the man's day for?" you would say. It's the day that the works by the knowledge of man is glorified. Look what all the brag of the Communists. Somebody try and get somebody to the moon. God's trying to get somebody to heaven. See? But look how they're spending millions, and billions, and trillions of dollars in a wasted effort. When they get there they ain't going to find nothing. What's the matter with them? I don't care about the moon. I want to pass the moon so fast I won't even see it, just keep going higher. I want to pass the milky, white way, go on, just keep going. Yes.
And the world today is dedicating themselves to the knowledge which came by Satan; and man's day is glorified, not by the Word of God, but by the knowledge that he has. Now, think; let that soak in . . . and think. His works are exalted above God's Word and manifested works. The wisdom of Satan which he give to Eve at the beginning. . . Now, listen, don't miss this. The wisdom of Satan is exalted to the throne of worship in man above the vindicated Word of God for the hour. Our churches proves that by their seminaries, schools of learning, that's learnt more than God's Word knows about it, they think. And there, Doctor So-and-so, and teacher So-and-so, and professor So-and-so has exalted their own knowledge, so-called, from Satan, truth above the vindicated promise of God made clear right before them. And men fall for it. See?
His scientific achievements trying to prove God's Word wrong. . . Just think of that. Man's theology, explains God's Word to the people and makes It of no effect again like he had it in the denominational age when Jesus appeared on the earth. Jesus said, "You hypocrites, you by your tradition [That's their interpretation.] has took the Word of God and made it of no effect to the people." And that's the same thing they've done today. It doesn't have the effect.
Notice, they, the people, exalt him above all that's called God. Don't II Thessalonians say they would do it? And the authority of a denominational church, the people believing that denomination more than they believe God, and God is the Word, they'll believe their denominational creed above the Word, which exalts him above all that's called God. And there's only one God; and that's the Word. All that's called God. . . So he as God, sets in the church of the God, proving that he is god, because he's got the people worshipping him. God is the Word. And he exalts himself above all that's called God. And there's only one God, and that God is the Word. See? And all that's called god is. . . The god of this age has exalted himself above the true, vindicated Word of God (that's St. John 1. See?)above all that's called God so that he as God, sets in the temple of God with authority (Look.); and he is praised for it. Oh, let the people, God, see that deception. He is praised for it and solemnly believed by the people of this evil age. Now, do you see the god and his servants of this evil age? (God of this Evil Age, p. 16:74-88).
Isaiah 14:12-15, "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, who humbled the nations! For you said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the cloud [i.e. the Shekinah); I will be like the most High. [And as the Shekinah-cloud was connected with the temple, "he as God sits in the temple of God" (Daniel 11:36-37; II Thessalonians 2:3-12)]. Incarnate as the eighth deified head of Rome but ruling from Jerusalem as head of the antitype, Mystery Babylon, Lucifer will be seated on the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north when he usurps the dedication of the fourth temple and forces the mark of the beast (Revelation 17:4-11). Yet you will be brought down to sheol, to the sides of the pit."
So God will end the Gentile dispensation in unbelief as He ended the dispensation of the Law, but three and a half years remain for Israel to repent and receive the blessing of Abraham under the ministry of their two prophets, and seven years of tribulation for the entire world (Romans 11:32, 15).
Amos 5:7-10, "You who pervert sweet justice to bitter wrong, and trample righteousness and fair play under foot, seek Him who made the seven stars of the Pleiades and Orion, who turns thick darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night: who calls forth the water from the sea and pours it out as rain upon the land: The Lord is His Name. With blinding speed and violence He brings destruction to flash forth on the strong, so that destruction comes upon the fortified city. They hate honest judges who reprove in the gate, and they abhor prophets who speak the truth".
In the day of the Lord Israel must repent, or perish. Orion was the precursor of the tempests, which are here threatened, for Isaiah represents Christ coming in judgment. The terrible Judge is also portrayed in the constellation of Taurus the bull whose shoulder securely supports the seven stars of Pleiades or "congregation of the elect" who are free from judgment (Isaiah 9:6; Revelation 1:16; 2:1). The Pleiades are said to usher in spring, which is resurrection time for the Bride of Christ. This is the witness in the stars, and both Testaments (Isaiah 34:2-8; 24:21; Jude 14-15).
We live under the Seventh Seal. There is silence in heaven for the Lord Jesus has descended with the Church Age saints to unite with His end-time Bride by the "Shout" of Brother Branham's Message and His Voice in our hearts bringing us to maturity in the unity of the faith by placing the Message in context with Scripture from Genesis to Revelation so we will know and come under preeminence to the unfailing Body Word for the manifestation of the Sons of God (Revelation 8:1-5; 10:1-7; Matthew 24:22-28; I Thessalonians 4:14-16). It is the revelation of this Message of Christ's 'parousia' Coming that "shortens the days for the sake of God's elect, preserving us from the slaughter of the tribulation."
This silence in heaven is the holy convocation or fiftieth day of the Pentecostal Feast, a place or dispensation unknown to the denominations. The hour is so late and silence so brief, that even now the seven angels or portions of the Spirit of God that anointed the Church Age Messengers and returned back before the Judgment seat at the end of Laodicea (Revelation 4) stand ready to reveal the Seven Trumpet mysteries to Israel's prophets. And in this pantomime of temple ritual, Christ our High Priest stands before the golden altar offering the incense of the Message with the revelation of the Church Age saints to make it perfect and acceptable to God. Soon He will fill his censer with fire from the altar of sacrifice, and cast it into the earth to produce the earthquake at the opening of the Sixth Seal and the sounding of the Seventh Trumpet as Brother Branham signified when he spoke the earthquake that struck Alaska on Good Friday, 1964.
Matthew 24:29-30, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days [the Gentile dispensation] the sun will be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven [grace and mercy have ended]: "he who is filthy shall be filthy still" and his name will be blotted from the Book of Life (II Thessalonians 2:10-12; Revelation 13:8; 17:8), and the powers of the heavens will be shaken [casting Satan and his angels out from heavenly places]: then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven [the Supernatural Cloud signifying Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel] and [after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week] all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, when they understand the significance of the sign of Christ's 'parousia' in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send his angels [the Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11] with the sound of the Great Trumpet (Isaiah 27:13; I Thessalonians 4:16; I Corinthians 15:52; Revelation 11:15), and they shall gather together his elect [Israelites] from the four winds [war and strife], from one end of heaven to the other".
The Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet will cause an upset of nature at the second crucifixion of the Word that ends the Gentile dispensation as occurred on the first Good Friday that terminated the Hebrew dispensation. Matthew 27:45-52, "From the sixth hour [9.00 am to noon] there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour [noon to 3.00pm] . . . and when Jesus had cried again with a loud voice, He yielded up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose".
Revelation 6:12-17, "When He had opened the Sixth Seal, I saw a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth, and the full moon looked like blood [when seen through volcanic ash from the Pacific ring of fire and other volcanoes that will erupt]. The stars of heaven fell to the earth as when a fig tree, shaken by a violent wind, casts her unripe fruit [the non-elect Israelites and Gentiles whose day of grace is past]. . . For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand"?
Under the Sixth Seal Israel will be purged and delivered. Isaiah 34:1-8, "All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the skies will be rolled up as a scroll [for all names have been declared on earth; the Gentile dispensation and man's day are over]: and all their host shall fall down as leaves fall from the vine, and as a rotten fig falls from the fig tree. For My sword has finished its work in the heavens [casting out Satan and his angels]; watch now as it descends to Judgment on the Edomite Jews, the people of My curse" (Malachi 1:1-4; Romans 9:13).
Brother Branham warned, "Total annihilationit could start at any time . . . That's how they throwed the world out of its bounds in the days Noah, when they built the pyramids, the sphinx, and so forth. We couldn't build it today if we had to. Gasoline power, electric power won't build it. But atomic power will. So they could turn it loose, and shock the world from its orbit. And it being hot went out and caused moisture that covered the whole earth. This time He's going to blow it into the sun. Just exactly, scientifically, right across the center the way God said it would happen. Here it is now. We're at the end time. And men are still unprepared" (Fellowship through Reconciliation, #55-0605).
Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be today." But for those who are prepared He has designed a threefold process whereby they may escape the wrath to come. It's called the rapture, or "transportation" through transformation of our corruptible body to incorruption, and from this mortal to immortality, whereby "Death is swallowed up in victory." It has been tested and proven.
There have been three raptures in the Old Testament:
Genesis 5:24, Enoch, our type
II Kings 2:11, Elijah
Acts 1:9, Jesus Christ
There has already been one in the New Testament, and two more remain:
Matthew 27:50-53, the Old Testament saints
I Thessalonians 4:14-17, the Bride of all ages
Revelation 11:11-12, the two witnesses to Israel
Our rapture commenced in 1963 with Christ's return and the "Shout" of the Prophet's Message, followed by "the Voice of the Archangel" in the heart of the Bride as she grows to maturity for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation after the "Seventh Trump." These Scriptures promise the rapture of Christ's Bride:
I Corinthians 15:12, 21, 51-54
Philippians 3:8-11, 20-21
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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.