Bible Believers' Newsletter 465
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The end-times prophecy God revealed through Brother Branham is unfolding at an ever-quickening pace as current events manifest what was spoken. His end-time evangelistic Message was not sent to exoteric pagans but to those imprisoned in esoteric outwardly Christian religion that is actually the "strong delusion that they should believe the lie and be damned" (Revelation 18:4; II Thessalonians 2:11).
We are conscious of Christ's commission that we become one with the revelation of the open Book, and "Prophesy again about many peoples, and nations, and tongues and kings." However, because God's Word is sharper than a two-edged sword It exposes the origin and end of Satan and sinners, a disclosure impenitents intent on covering their sins consider "offensive," even "racialist" (Revelation 10:8-11; 22:10-15). Notwithstanding this, Christ's Wife will be dressed in the pure white linen of uncompromised THUS SAITH THE LORD when the saints of Israel recognize Messiah's 'parousia' Coming.
We are dressing now, but in the vision recounted in The Masterpiece, Brother Branham saw some of the Bride were getting out of step with the Word and he came out of the vision screaming, "Stay in line! Stay in line!" The objective of our main article this week is to call brethren back in line with the Word by more perfectly explaining certain errors into which some have been led by following the "letter" of the Message without the "Spirit," having neglected to place in context with the Scripture from Genesis to Revelation.
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.
US Military attempt Arrest of Vice President Cheney, 3 reported Dead
February 25, 2007 An attempt by Special Forces Troops of the United States Military to arrest American Vice President Cheney shortly after boarding his official plane in Australia has resulted in at least 3 dead and an unknown number of wounded.
These reports state that the United States Air Force, which is in control of the American Vice President's plane, sent an 'urgent' flash message shortly after takeoff from Sydney, Australia, alerting their US Pacific Command Forces through the United States Worldwide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) network, and which is monitored by Russian Military Forces, of the deaths aboard the plane and requesting 'orders'. . .
The concern of the American Military Generals regarding their Vice President stems from his plans to attack Iran, and which in an unprecedented move many of these top United States Generals have threatened a mass resignation. . . as reported by Britain's Sunday Times News Service in their article titled "US generals 'will quit' if Bush orders Iran attack". . .
These disturbing reports coming from America are also coming on the day that Israel has been reported to be seeking the permission of the United States War Leaders to utilize Iraqi airspace for their planned Air Force attack upon Iran's nuclear facilities. . . FSB reports further note the apparent complicity of the American President in the attempt to have the US Military arrest his own Vice President by citing American media reports . . . Full story: whatdoesitmean.com
Comment: A number of US generals perished following their attempts to arrest President Clinton.
Theater Iran Near Term (TIRANNT)
"In early 2003, even as US. forces were on the brink of war with Iraq, the Army had already begun conducting an analysis for a full-scale war with Iran. The analysis, called TIRANNT, for "theater Iran near term," was coupled with a mock scenario for a Marine Corps invasion and a simulation of the Iranian missile force. US and British planners conducted a Caspian Sea war game around the same time. And Bush directed the US Strategic Command to draw up a global strike war plan for an attack against Iranian weapons of mass destruction. All of this will ultimately feed into a new war plan for "major combat operations" against Iran that military sources confirm now exists in draft form. [This contingency plan entitled CONPLAN 8022 would be activated in the eventuality of a Second 9/11, on the presumption that Iran would be behind it].
. . . Under TIRANNT, Army and US Central Command planners have been examining both near-term and out-year scenarios for war with Iran, including all aspects of a major combat operation, from mobilization and deployment of forces through postwar stability operations after regime change" (William Arkin, Washington Post, 16 April 2006).
The 2003 decision to target Iran under TIRANNT should come as no surprise. It is part of the broader military roadmap. Already during the Clinton administration, US Central Command (USCENTCOM) had formulated in 1995 "in war theater plans" to invade first Iraq and then Iran.
"The broad national security interests and objectives expressed in the President's National Security Strategy (NSS) and the Chairman's National Military Strategy (NMS) form the foundation of the United States Central Command's theater strategy. The NSS directs implementation of a strategy of dual containment of the rogue states of Iraq and Iran as long as those states pose a threat to US interests, to other states in the region, and to their own citizens. Dual containment is designed to maintain the balance of power in the region without depending on either Iraq or Iran. USCENTCOM's theater strategy is interest-based and threat-focused. The purpose of US engagement, as espoused in the NSS, is to protect the United States' vital interest in the regionuninterrupted, secure US/Allied access to Gulf oil." (USCENTCOM, emphasis added).
"The US army, navy, air force and marines have all prepared battle plans and spent four years building bases and training for "Operation Iranian Freedom". Admiral Fallon, the new head of US Central Command, has inherited computerized plans under the name TIRANNT" (New Statesman, 19 February, 2007).
"A third plan sets out how the military can both disrupt and respond to another major terrorist strike on the United States. It includes lengthy annexes that offer a menu of options for the military to retaliate quickly against specific terrorist groups, individuals or state sponsors depending on who is believed to be behind an attack. Another attack could create both a justification and an opportunity that is lacking today to retaliate against some known targets, according to current and former defense officials familiar with the plan.
This plan details "what terrorists or bad guys we would hit if the gloves came off. The gloves are not off," said one official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject (emphasis added, WP 23 April 2006).
The presumption of this military document, is that a Second 9/11 attack "which is lacking today" would usefully create both a "justification and an opportunity" to wage war on "some known targets [Iran and Syria]".
Press reports in the Middle East confirm that the planned air strikes are by no means limited to Iran's nuclear facilities. Central Command Headquarters in Florida (CENTCOM) has already selected a comprehensive list of military and civilian targets. Industrial sites, civilian infrastructure including roads, water systems, bridges, electric power plants telecommunications towers, government buildings are part of the assumptions underlying the Blitzkrieg. "A single raid could result in 10,000 targets being hit with warplanes flying from the US and Diego Garcia" (Gulf News, 21 February, 2007, emphasis added).
According to a recent report in the London's Sunday Times (7 January 2007): "Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear "bunker-busters," according to several Israeli military sources".
The Stennis and the carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, already in the region, will soon be joined by the carrier Nimitz (Gulf News, 21 February, 2007).
Confirmed by military sources, some 8500 of US troops are being redeployed from US military facilities in Germany and Italy to Afghanistan and Iraq, both of which border on Iran. One assumes that they are being dispatched to the Middle East war theater in the eventuality that the air strikes will lead into a ground war with Iran. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: A false flag op. in the United States would align the world against Islam and the enemies of Israel. A planned nuclear war of this magnitude would erase US economic woes and indefinitely suspend elections. More likely is an Easter earthquake demolishing the Dome of the Rock, which would align the Islamic nations against Israel.
However as it will be accompanied by simultaneous earthquakes that sink Los Angeles and Florida, all Islam will align against Israel, and Russia will invade the crippled rogue United States fulfilling Brother Branham's prophecy of 1933. "The last and seventh vision was wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America." This invasion will align the world's religions against Communism under the papacy, restoring peace the presidency of one world government ruling from Jerusalem as her prize.
Faulty Chips could cripple US Attack on Iran
February 18, 2007 Have "designed-to-fail" microchips set up United States' naval, air and ground units in the Persian Gulf for a disastrous defeat in Bush's looming showdown with Iran? Has a Wal-Mart mentality, and corporate sleight-of-hand fatally undermined the US war machine with microscopic flaws? . .
Any detonation of Bush's beloved "low yield" bunker-buster, an Iranian nuclear power plant, or shipboard reactor "could deactivate the US Navy," . . along with all other command, control, communications and weapons circuits quietly humming in some forgotten but vital piece of equipment aloft, afloat or alongshore in the Persian Gulf.
To rig the Trojan chips, "pick a frequency that isn't in nature above 23,000 hertz or below 2 hertz" at power levels only you can produce. . . the pressure and wattage, as well as the frequency equivalent to an EMP" would be needed to do melt all those microchips. And that "could only come from a nuclear blast". . . Or a pulse weapon. . . if attacked, Chinese technicians in Iran could make every vulnerable circuit within range "melt when hit by a microwave" tuned to their vulnerable frequency. . .
China has already dramatically demonstrated their capability to fry the best US military microelectronics on or off the planet. Just before North Korea tested a nuclear weapon in a "tiny" underground blast on October 9, 2006 . . America's most advanced reconnaissance satellite was immobilized by Beijing. According to this well-informed source, "We had no warning" of the North Korean test because "the Chinese took down our look down capability" with a frequency-focused EMP. Full story: willthomas.net
The Second Great Depression
February 22, 2007 There's no doubt now, that Fed chairman Alan Greenspan's plan to pump zillions of dollars into the system via "low interest rates" has created the biggest monster-bubble of all time and set the stage for a deep economic retrenchment. Greenspan's inflationary policies were designed to expand the "wealth gap" and create greater economic polarization between the classes. By the time the housing bubble deflates, millions of working class Americans will be left to pay off loans that are considerably higher than the current value of their home. This will inevitably create deeper societal divisions and, very likely, a permanent underclass of mortgage-slaves.
A shrewd economist and student of history like Greenspan knew exactly what the consequences of his low interest rates would be. The trap was set to lure in unsuspecting borrowers who felt they could augment their stagnant wages by joining the housing gold rush. It was a great way to mask a deteriorating economy by expanding personal debt. The meltdown in housing will soon be felt in the stock market which appears to be lagging the real estate market by about 6 months. Soon, reality will set in on Wall Street just as it has in the housing sector and the "loose money" that Greenspan generated with his mighty printing press will flee to foreign shores. . .
Greenspan has successfully piloted the nation into virtual insolvency. In fact, the parallels between our present situation and the period preceding the Great Depression are striking. . . 77 years later, Greenspan has led us sheep-like to the same precipice. . . the US sucked up nearly 60% of ALL GLOBAL CREDIT in one year alone.
Full story: atlanticfreepress.com
Comment: The stock market caught up with the housing downturn in one day's trading.
Monkey Biz: Cancer-Causing Vaccines, Polio & AIDS
The Global Polio Eradication Program, supported by the United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Rotary International, and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is planning to immunize 74 million African children in 22 countries in the coming months.
The purpose is to stem a wild polio epidemic, the epicenter of which is oil-rich Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa.
The vaccine program hit a snag last Fall when Islamic clerics in the predominantly Muslim-populated areas of northern Nigeria claimed the WHO program was a plot by westerners to depopulate the area. Laboratory tests revealed estrogen and other female sex hormones in the polio vaccine, proof that the vaccines were contaminated with substances that could cause sterility.
Furthermore, Nigerian officials became aware of internet reports suggesting the WHO vaccine might be contaminated with HIV (the AIDS virus) and other cancer-causing viruses. African blacks are as suspicious of government vaccines programs as American blacks. . . Full story: conspiracyplanet.com
Comment: African blacks are correct.
World Bank encouraging Deforestation
The World Bank has released a report encouraging the Indonesian government to create vast timber plantations that would damage local ecosystems and livelihood, in order to encourage economic growth. . . Full story: truthout.org
Comment: The Rockefeller/CIA creation of Indonesia is being made bankrupt like all of the former European colonies, and enslaved to 'the City' by usury on insurmountable debt.
Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Crops and Keepers in Peril
California, February 27, 2007 David Bradshaw has endured countless stings during his life as a beekeeper, but he got the shock of his career when he opened his boxes last month and found half of his 100 million bees missing. In 24 states throughout the country, beekeepers have gone through similar shocks as their bees have been disappearing inexplicably at an alarming rate, threatening not only their livelihoods but also the production of numerous crops. . .
A Cornell University study has estimated that honeybees annually pollinate more than $14 billion worth of seeds and crops in the United States, mostly fruits, vegetables and nuts. "Every third bite we consume in our diet is dependent on a honeybee to pollinate that food," said Zac Browning, vice president of the American Beekeeping Federation.
The bee losses are ranging from 30 to 60 percent on the West Coast, with some beekeepers on the East Coast and in Texas reporting losses of more than 70 percent; beekeepers consider a loss of up to 20 percent in the offseason to be normal. . . Full story: truthout.org
Comment: Big buzz off before earthquakes sink California and Florida!
Books to be Lived, not just Read
The Book of Life is the genealogy of the first Adam who is that Book made flesh; it is God's foreknowledge of Adam's race. As Eve was taken out of Adam in the form of a rib she is also written therein. All of Adam's kinsmen, sinners and saints, were written in this Book before the Logos of God was expressed (Revelation 17:8). Genesis 1:26-28 confirms that the full number of Adam's children, male and female, were foreknown in God's great thinking because each of us was potentially in Adam when he existed only in God's foreknowledge.
Because God is omniscient He is not now adding to His knowledge or even taking counsel with Himself: He has never had a new thought about anything because all His thoughts He has always had. God's thoughts are eternal and they are real, so if we are eternal Life our lives will be written epistles of His Word, which is His eternal thoughts expressed. Jesus said, "My Word is Spirit, it is eternal Life" (John 6:63).
God's Word is His Spirit in a form we can receive by faith. "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God" . . . if he possesses eternal Life (Matthew 4:4).
Those whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world are not in Adam's race. They have no kinsman Redeemer and are consequently without redemption since Jesus Messiah is the last Adam: He was not the last Cain. Hence Brother Branham said, if a man cannot receive the revelation of the true oneness of the godhead, Scriptural water baptism, and the original sin, "just walk away from him, you know the election is off." Christians do not argue, for God is known by faith in His unchanging Word. Jesus said, "My sheep receive My Word, a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, for they know not his words" (John 10:1-5).
Titus 3:9-11, "Avoid foolish questions, genealogies, contentions and strivings about obedience to Israel's Law; for they are unprofitable and vain. As for a man who is an heretic and causing divisions among you, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, aware that such a person is subverted, and goes on sinning, and is self-condemned".
You can match these Scriptures with the Prophet's Message in Scripture Concordance to Sermons by William M. Branham, a free menu-driven DOS program. The purpose of his Message is to expound the revelation of the written Word, not to unfold itself by reciting quote upon quote. "For God has made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter kills (as the Pharisees demonstrated with their mishandling of the Law and the prophets, culminating in the Talmud and the murder of Israel's MessiahMatthew 15:9; Acts 2:22-24), but the Spirit gives eternal Life" (II Corinthians 3:6).
Brother Branham identified the destiny of Pharaoh and others whose names were never in the Book of Life with those such as Judas, who are in Adam's race but do not "abide in the Word," resulting in the removal of their names from that Book (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 284:3). The non-elect of Adam's race, whose names remain in the Book of Life retain their salvation and will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment after the general resurrection. However the natural and spiritual Serpent's seed will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15).
Abiding in the Word is our Life-line as it is the expression of God's Attributes we become when His Word, which is Spirit and eternal Life, becomes our life. Jesus did not pray for the world, but for all those who would believe on Him through the witness of His disciples (John 17:9, 20). To redeem is to buy back or recover a possession that was lost or forfeited. God's creation is the manifestation of His spoken Word, which is the expression of Himself, His thoughts or Spirit. And as He can only redeem His own Word we are assured of redemption if our lives are the expression of His Attributes (John 15:1-8).
As all of Adam's offspring were recorded in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, the multitudes whose names were never in this Book are not related to Adam. Since there are only two races on earth, the race of Adam by God, and the race of Cain by the Serpent, those whose names were never written in the Book of Life are physical Serpent's seed and have no kinsman Redeemer.
The Book of Life pertains to the natural birth of the first Adam's offspring through a woman. Job 14:1, 4; 15:14-16, "Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble . . . Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? There is not one . . . What is man, that he should be clean; and he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? Behold, God puts no trust in His saints; and the heavens are not clean in His sight. How much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water?"
On account of the Fall, everyone "born of woman" is "brought forth as the result of (Adam's) iniquity; and conceived as the result of (Eve's) sin or unbelief in the revealed Word of God" (Psalm 51:5). Adam quickly took Eve back to himself so she was saved when she should have been burned along with the Serpent for their awful deed (Leviticus 21:9; Revelation 18:9, 18; Psalm 119:89). When Adam redeemed his wife he voluntarily surrendered his dominion to Lucifer and followed Eve from immortality into death, condemning all of his offspring who were potentially in him.
The last Adam was born of a woman by faith in God's Word without unbelief or human male instrumentality. Like the first Adam Jesus had to redeem His Wife by voluntarily surrendering His own Life. He also had to restore it again before He could take Her to Himself because He had to raise the first Adam and the Old Testament saints, and then intercede for the ignorance of the Church Age saints until the last one was baptized into the Body. The victory of His faith over unbelief redeemed all the elect of Adam's race as we were foreknown in the Logos before it manifest in virgin-born flesh and accounted crucified in Christ on Calvary. There we paid sin's price, and when He raised, He was raised for our justification and we rose in Him and can never come into condemnation (John 5:24; Romans 4:25; 8:28-39; II Corinthians 5:13-21; Ephesians 1).
Eve learned the secret of procreation when she received intellectual reasoning against the revealed Word of God then yielded to seduction by the incarnate Serpent. Instead of waiting for her husband to receive the revelation and reproduce according to the Word of God, she fell to the pride of life, the lust of the eye, and the lust of the flesh; and usurping the office of a prophet she presumed to teach her husband (I Timothy 2:14-15). Eve had to receive the seed of discrepancy or spiritual Serpent's seed of the Devil-incarnate Serpent before she could receive his physical seed.
God's spoken Word is the original seed. It is His Spirit expressed in a form we can receive by faith and the means whereby He can impart His own Life (Luke 8:11; John 6:63). Spiritual Serpent's seed is God's spoken Word hybrid with reasoning, inducing condemnation and death (Genesis 2:17; Revelation 22:18-19). Spiritual Serpent seed is not a "gene" brought through the flood by the wives of Noah's three sons and imparted through the marriage union. Such teaching is the hiss of the Serpent: unadulterated Serpent's seed in the itching ears of silly churches laden with sins, led away with various lusts corrupting their minds from the simplicity that is in Christ as the Serpent beguiled Eve. Spiritual Serpent's seed is false or denominational doctrine.
Christ's victory "destroyed the works of the Devil," however His offspring must overcome by the Word of God and prayer even as He overcame "completing what remains of Christ's afflictions for the sake of His body, which is the Church" (Colossians 1:24). "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, then 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, ibid. p. 117:1).
In order that we may be partakers of the Kingdom, and sit with Him in His throne we must be cleansed of our first birth "by the washing of water by the Word," or faith for a second, Spiritual birth (Ephesians 5:26).
I John 3:9-10, "No one born of God commits sin; for His revealed Word remains in him, and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the Devil are distinguished: who ever does not practice righteousness is not of God, neither he who loves not his brother".
Although our soul is quickened to eternal Life in righteousness and belief by a clear revelation of the present Truth from Above, our flesh and mortal spirit, which are not "in heavenly places in Christ Jesus," remain burdened by the nature of the god of this world, and must be brought under submission to the revealed Word, the Husband of our soul (Romans 8:13-16; I Corinthians 15:31). Therefore, clad in the full armour of God we must take the Sword of the Spirit in the strong hand of faith, and hold it to the throat of the enemy.
Jesus assured Nicodemus, "Unless one's birth is through water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I said, You must be born from Above" (John 3:5-7). Or as Brother Branham explained, "God and the soul that is joined together with God is one Spirit" (I Corinthians 6:17; John 17:21-26).
The Lamb's Book of Life pertains to the second or Spiritual birth of the last Adam's offspring without a woman. It is the genealogy of the last Adam, who was kinsman Redeemer for the first Adam and his fallen race; it is God's foreknowledge of the offspring or race of Abraham's Seed, Jesus Messiah (Isaiah 53:10; Galatians 3:29).
As Adam is the Book of Life, our Lord Jesus Christ is the Lamb's Book of Life. His Wife, the elect Church of all Ages was in that Book from eternity since her members are Attributes of the Logos taken from the side of the last Adam in the form of the Holy Spirit when God put Him to sleep on Calvary's Cross. Also accounted in Christ are the Old Testament saints, who are designated servants and administrators, and the 144,000 elect Israelites who cannot be His Wife since their Spiritual birth takes place three and a half years after the Wedding has concluded; these are dedicated to personally serve Christ's Bride (Revelation 3:9). Every one of Jesus' children was written in that Book before the Logos of God was expressed. Jesus states in Revelation 13:8 that all of the last Adam's children, both male and female, were foreknown, predestinated, chosen and elected before Christ was crucified in God's great thinking because each one was potentially in Jesus Christ on Calvary as Paul makes clear in II Corinthians 5:13-14. Every one of God's elect is accounted as having died in Christ on Calvary as we publicly testify in Scriptural water baptism (Romans 6:1-10). We were in Him, being Attributes of the Logos and a part of God's own Life (Colossians 3:3). Yet not one of us, not even Jesus Christ Himself was manifest, except in God's foreknowledge of which the Logos is the expression.
In very plain language the true Bride of Christ was in the mind of God eternally, though not expressed until each came forth in the designated, decreed season. As each member came forth it became expressed and took its place in the body. Thus this Bride is the literal spoken Word seed Bride. And though she is feminine in designation she is also called the "body of Christ." It is very apparent that she ought to be called that for she was predestinated in Him, came from the same source, was eternal with Him, and is now manifesting God in a many membered body whereas once God was manifested in one member, even our Lord Jesus Christ (William Branham, ibid, p. 152).
The Lamb's Book of Life is a section of the Book of Life. It contains the names of God's elect from the last Adam to Abel to the least of all saints, every one of whom is a child of Adam. Revelation 20:12 speaks of the general resurrection one thousand years after the last member of Christ's Bride has been transformed into glorified flesh at the First Resurrection. All whose names were not in the Lamb's Book of Life will rise in the general resurrection to "appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive good or evil according to what he has done in the body." These will include all those whose names are or once were in the Book of Life as well as all whose names were never in the Book of Life. This will be the judgment of the non-elect of Adam's race, the lost who have become spiritual Serpent's seed and the saved, as well as those who were never in Adam's race and are therefore physical Serpent's seed.
Revelation 20:12, "I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another Book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works".
There is one Book of Life, which is the record of Adam's family tree. All whose names are found in this Book are of Adam's race and will be granted in to eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment. Those whose names are not in the Book of Life will be judged from the books (plural), which record the evil deeds of lost sinners. Some of these are of Adam's race who, like Esau, the unbelieving Israelites who committed the unforgivable sin at Kadesh-Barnea (Psalm 95:10-11), Judas Iscariot, and those unbelieving Israelites who crucified Messiah (Psalm 69:28), found no place of repentance and were blotted from the Book of Life.
Since the Fall in the Garden of Eden there have been two races on earth. One stands in the open while the other is "a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth" who bears the mark of Cain and works under the subterfuge of another name and in a different occupation, "lest anyone recognizing his true identity should slay him." Pharaoh, as we have mentioned, was never in the Book of Life, and therefore not in Adam's family (Exodus 9:16; Matthew 25:41) yet he and his kinsmen were born after the Great Flood, confirming Genesis 6:4, "There were giants in the earth in the days of Noah; and also in the post-diluvian world, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them, these were the mighty men of legend." Their race was accursed from the Garden of Eden and God "put enmity" between them and the offspring of the first and the last Adam, renewing His curse on their offspring after the Flood (Genesis 3:15; 9:25). The enmity is extant so when their true identity was discovered they were driven out and dispersed (Genesis 4:14; 10:18).
Although Eve was the mother of Cain and his race, Adam was not their father and they are not accounted in Adam's race or recorded in the Book of Life. Only the descendants of Adam by his wife Eve through his second, and her third son, Seth, are accounted as Adam's race whose names were all recorded in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world. The separate genealogies for Cain in Genesis 4:16-24; 10:15-19, and for Adam in Genesis 5; 10:1-14; 20-32 distinguish these two races and demonstrate the folly of Israel's "Law of Return." The fundamental law of 1950, article 4b of which states: "A Jew is considered any person born to a Jewish mother or converted according to Halacha." This is a physiological and Scriptural impossibility and the most wicked deception against Jews who are in Adam's race regardless of their gender, and whether they are Gentile or Israelite. Despite the fact that Eve was the mother of both Cain and Abel, the boys were the offspring of two different races, and Cain was not the Seed of Eve's race but physical Serpent's seed (Genesis 1:11). This demonstrates the nonsense of Israel's "Law of Return." Any farmer or animal breeder knows the species or pedigree of offspring is determined not by the female alone but by the stock of both parents. Brother Branham often spoke against intermarriage and hybridizing of any sort, which is miscegenation. And conversion by Halacha (Talmudic law), even if it were God's Word, could not change a physical Serpent's seed into a child of Adam or a one who is not a descendent of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob into an Israelite. This is a deception by worldly leaders devoid of the Spirit seeking material and political advantage at the expense of those they claim to represent, the majority of whom are non-Semitic Gentiles whose day of redemption is right now, before the imminent close of the Gentile dispensation.
Throughout Scripture and in the Doctor's Book, we find children are "begotten" by their father. Matthew 1:2, "Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren, etc.," No woman, not even the Virgin Mary, has "begotten" a child; and in Adam's race the birthright most certainly follows the male (Numbers 36). Intermarriage with Cain's race is genocide to Adam's race, because the offspring will ever be in the lineage of Cain's father the Serpent, a man-like creature before God changed every bone in his body.
Halachic conversion may make one a Jew, but it cannot transform Jews into children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob any more than a child's first "Mass" can baptize them into the Body of Christ, or Roman Catholic dogma can transubstantiate a moon cake to Astarte and wine into the Body and Blood of God. All the Cabbala in the world will not make this work.
Jesus was as clear on this revelation and historic fact as Moses and the prophets before Him. He knew the true identity of the Pharisees as expressed in Matthew 23:33-36 (Acts 7:52): "You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell? Because of this I will send you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barach, whom you slew between the temple and the altar. Truly, all these things shall come upon this race."
In John 8 and Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 Jesus affirmed the revelation expressed by Moses, David, Ezekiel, Obadiah, Malachi and all the prophets when He agreed with the Pharisees who were at enmity with him that they were Abraham's children, but like Esau they could not trace their descent through Isaac and Jacob. He identified them as children of their vicarious father Lucifer, through the Serpent, Cain and Canaan, saying, "he was a murderer of Adam's race in the beginning and who abode not in the truth".
Israel is a post-diluvian people as were the physical Serpent's seed such as Pharaoh and the Canaanites. Moses frequently spoke of them in the Pentateuch as did Joshua and David (Genesis 6:4; 9:18-26; 10:6, 15-19; Deuteronomy 7:1-3; Judges 1:28, etc). Testimony for the existence of physical Serpent's seed on this side of the Flood is borne out in the Hebrew words that distinguish four diverse kinds of "stranger" and the "ban" or 'cherem.'
A great deal of physical evidence, including post-diluvian giant bones, tools and housing are extant; even within the United States. Not only is the physical seed of the Serpent extant, it is far more numerous today than the sons of Adam. Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24:37, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man" (Matthew 24:37). The only difference is that in these days of "political correctness," or subterfuge, the sin of miscegenation has been renamed "multiculturalism," mandated by their United Nations throughout the world, and funded by apostate Gentile governments under directions from the enemy of God and man.
A great deal of confusion within the circle of this Message is caused by ministers repeating verbatim what the Prophet said instead of obeying him and taking His words back to the Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, and saying what He meant. That is, sharing the faith and eternal Life rather than the letter without the Spirit, which brings death. Everything in this teaching can be substantiated in the Message, and you are encouraged to trace the Scriptures back to the Message, using the Concordance.
Some insist there is no physical Serpent's seed on this side of the Flood, but the Bible and the Prophet emphatically state otherwise. Tubalcain's sister, Naamah was Noah's wife, but she was not the mother of his three sons. They protest, "The seed of life comes from the male no Serpent's seed woman could reproduce Serpent's seed offspring by a son of Noah." God says, if she is physical Serpent's seed what other kind could she bear (Genesis 1:11)? Was Ham's son Canaan not physical Serpent's seed? And was Ham not in the righteous physical lineage! Cain and all of his descendants have a soul because their first mother Eve had a soul and could only bring forth human kindred (Genesis 1:11).
Others say it was not God's original plan that humans should reproduce by intercourse between a man and his wife. Yet before the Fall God said, "A man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). Jesus said, "In the beginning and before the Fall, God made them male and female. Because of this a man shall leave father and mother (so before the Fall God ordained a holy sexual relationship between a naked and unashamed man and his wife to transform them into the father and mother who gave birth to the "man and his wife") and he shall cleave to his wife: and the two shall be one flesh! Therefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder" (Matthew 19:4-6). A man and his wife become one first in mind, then one flesh through the act of "cleaving . . . for they are no more two, but one flesh whose seed is in itself, and joined together by God," reproducing fruit after their own kind (Genesis 1:11; I Corinthians 6:16-17).
We have already spoken of Spiritual Serpent's seed, which is the seed of discrepancy or false doctrine, "the lie" of John 8:40-44 and II Thessalonians 2:7-12, and "the mystery of iniquity" of I John 2:21-24. We explained that conversion to Judaism by Halacha, or Talmudic law cannot change one's race; otherwise Jews might become Semitic as they falsely claim, rather than non-Semitic as the Bible and all Jewish Encyclopedias affirm. Ministers in the circle of this Message invent equally egregious claims, asserting "the genes of the Serpent were carried over into the entire human race." If this be so, Jesus Christ has to be Serpent's seed in order to redeem the offspring of Shem, Ham, Japheth and Canaan; Cain and his antediluvian offspring would be His kinsmen, but Adam and the Old Testament saints would be lost. Such carnal reasoning against the faith is a classic example of spiritual Serpent's seed.
Some men teaching the heretical Two Souls replacement theology claim the soul is Serpent's seed and must be replaced. The seed of the serpent is not a soul, neither souls nor mortal spirit come through sexual reproduction. A still-born child has a body through the relationship between father and mother but no mortal spirit or soul. Hence it was never a human being and is not in the Book of Life. Souls and mortal spirits come from God, not from Satan who is not a creator; and not from father's sperm or mother's ovum, otherwise we are supporting Charles Darwin's evolution of species which postulates the spirit of mortal life and human soul somehow evolve from the physical elements and minerals that form the planet. All souls and mortal spirits come from God, but not all souls and spirits are of God. The soul of the physical Serpent's seed is a spirit like the soul of Jesus Christ or the saintliest of us except that it is not associated with the Book of Adam's natural life or Book of God's Spiritual Life. With no tie post to God's creative Word in either the first or the last Adam, it has no part in eternity. The souls of the spiritual Serpent's seed being "without fruit" are blotted from the Book of natural Life, "twice dead, plucked up by the roots . . . to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever".
All the souls in Adam's race are potentially redeemable because they are the continuation of God's creation in Adam, the Book of Life. The souls foreknown as the elect of God are all redeemed because they are the continuation of the last Adam, "the beginning of the creation of God," the Lamb's Book of Life. Whereas the "saved" trace their ancestry to the first Adam in the garden of Eden, the elect trace their ancestry from the Logos through the first Adam in the garden of Eden to the last Adam in the garden of Gethsemane where He overcame. By grace through faith we are Attributes of the Logos and eternal Life and will grant the "saved" into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment.
When Adam crossed from immortality and incorruption into time he forfeited his dominion, making Satan the god of this evil age and bringing the whole creation subject to mortality and corruption. Over millennia the nature of Satan has pervaded the spiritual and natural realms, increasing his influence because spirits do not die. God takes His man, but never His Holy Spirit, and when Satan has taken his man, he leaves his spirit: that lost soul is now a demon he can use to tempt, deceive and torment Adam's children. So the world cannot "become a better place" before Satan is bound for the millennium.
A nature is not a soul or a spirit; neither is it a physical gene or spoken word. A nature is an innate characteristic or propensity. Everything, animal, vegetable or mineral, has a nature. The nature of God is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, etc., the nature of a dog is to be faithful to its master, the nature of ice is to be cold and damp, the nature of the world reflects the nature of the god of this world: malice, envy, greed, lust, deception, murder, etc., Eve's vanity caused the Fall because she chose to bear children by Satan's scientific reasoning, so when Adam redeemed her he forfeited his dominion to Satan who became god of this evil age. Consequently our body is born with the soul dead in sin and trespasses, oppressed by nature of this world, and must be quickened from Above. Had Eve waited for God to reveal the secret of natural propagation through her prophet husband, there would have been no Fall and no necessity for a second birth from Above. Her firstborn would have been Jesus; all in Adam's race would be elect of God, quickened to eternal Life from birth, and Cain and his race would never have existed.
When the spirit of mortal life and the soul enter our body at birth, the body and spirit become conscious of the world and the things of the world. As we grow in understanding and self-confidence we desire to have to satisfy the senses of our fleshsee, touch, taste, hear and smell, and of our mortal spiritmemory, affection, conscience, imagination, and reasoning. Meanwhile, because our soul is under submission to the desires of our ten senses, it is dead in sin and trespasses until it is quickened to the Word for our day. Until we are made alive to the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing now, our soul, like our mortal spirit and body, is serving the nature of the world, which is the nature of Satan. Thus, the first husband of our soul is the worldly nature of Satan.
I John 2:15-16, "Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father [or new birth] is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world with its lusts passes away; but he that does the will of God abides forever".
That old nature ruling the ten senses of your flesh and mortal spirit, which in turn rule your unregenerate soul, has to die before you can be born-again. That old husband must be dead to you before you can consummate the invisible union with the Word of the hour in a new birth.
First you hear the proposal of marriage. "Come unto Me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest [or sabbath] unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).
Quickly you respond to the call, separating to the Word from your fornication with the world and the things of the world. A betrothal is a marriage, so you "Repent, and are baptized for the remission of sins in the Name of your new Husband, LORD JESUS CHRIST, with the promise that if you abide in Him you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to the Israelites and to their children, and to we Gentiles who are afar off, even to as many as the Lord our God shall ever call, both Israelites and Gentiles".
Theologians term the betrothal Justification by grace through faith, for you are not simply forgiven your fornication with the world, your past sins are remitted and you are justified. It is as though you never did those things, for they are placed in the sea of God's forgetfulness never to be remembered any more.
You are looking forward to your wedding day with great anticipation. You put away that old husband, and as you become more acquainted with the nature of your Betrothed, you desire to please the Word. Oh, my, I must not cut my hair or wear clothes that pertain to a man. Or, I must cut out those drinks with the boys. This is called Sanctification. It is a process of putting away or divorce, cleansing your mind for holiness and bringing your body subject by obedience to the revealed Word of God. This will be ongoing throughout your life in this world.
Sometimes you will be tempted and even "backslide." Old habits die hard, but you press on in the strength of the Lord, with your eye focused on the heavenly Promise and not on your earthly circumstances, for the prize is only to the overcomer!
At last the great day arrives when you enter a clear revelation of the Word for your day. The Bible becomes a new Book. The Pillar of Fire burns out the lusts of that old worldly nature that held your soul captive to the desires of your flesh and mortal spirit for the things of the world, and the Holy Spirit unites with your soul. "What God has joined together, let not man put asunder." The wedding band of "agape" has sealed you into Christ to the day of your redemption in glorified flesh. You have the mind of Christ and you are one with the Word, bearing His Life, and pregnant with the Token on display. The marriage is consummated by the baptism with the Holy Ghost which is your new birth.
I Peter 1:22-23, "You have purified (not replaced) your soul in obeying the Truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren. . . being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which lives and abides forever".
Disobedience to the admonitions of Acts 17:11, Romans 3:4, Galatians 1:8-9, I Thessalonians 5:21 and Revelation 22:18-19 has produced many false doctrines as men added quote upon quote of THUS SAITH THE LORD according to the letter of the Message as the denominational churches stand upon THUS SAITH THE LORD according to the letter of Matthew 28:19 in support of their unscriptural Trinity and false water baptism in three Titles. What they have established is that the spoken Word without the Spirit kills as effectively as the written Word without the Spirit.
When you take his Message back to the written Word as Brother Branham instructed you will be in the same Spirit as the Prophet and receive the same revelation. And because you have obeyed the Prophet and the Bible you will not conflate a soul with a nature or entertain unscriptural doctrines. Then, instead of parroting his words, you will "quietly trust yourself to Christ and be always ready to answer in a gentle and respectful manner anybody who asks the reason of the hope that is within us. . . In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; in the hope God may grant them repentance that leads to the acknowledgment of the truth; and that they may escape from the snare of the Devil, after being captured by him to do his will". nl465.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.