Bible Believers' Newsletter 477
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Further to our open letter last week you might care to listen to A. C. Griffith speak on "the purpose of chemtrails." In this interview he supports Dr. Peter Beter's advice to the US government that Russia planted nuclear bombs throughout the United States during the '70s, and was directing the weather, as was reported in the case of hurricanes Katrina and Ivan. Dr. Strangelove, alias Satan, has taken over the government of that nation. It is time to leave this insane world; praise the Lord for providing the way.
The focus of our main article this week is on knowing Christ's Bride is God's Chosen People, predominantly non-Semitic Spiritual Israel, born of the King of Judah and Jerusalem which is above and is free from the curse of the Law, Judahites inwardly whose circumcision is of the heart by the Spirit, and not in the flesh by the "letter." We will also describe the breach and the office of mediator through the ages.
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.
Mexica Movement: NOT Hispanic! NOT Latino!
We are Nican Tlaca, the Indigenous People of Canada, US, Mexico, and Central America. We reject the European divisions of our continent. We reject the artificial divisions of our people. We include "South American" Nican Tlaca as our people. We include "South American" Nican Tlaca as our people. Full story: mexica-movement.org
Comment: There you have it; according to Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:8, there will be no peace until Jesus returns in the Millennium. After World War Three is ended, those who aspire to undisputed world domination will provoke the greatest social cataclysm the world has ever known. "We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. . ." Someone is behind this movement. Brother Branham prophesied, "both white and colored will fight again and die like flies. . ." (Third Exodus, p. 24:2). This is one of the purposes of "multiculturalism" (or miscegenation), "as it was in the days of Noah" (Matthew 24:37) occasioned by a lack of Christ.
Path to National Suicide
May 22, 2007 "At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected?"
"I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
So said Abe Lincoln to the Young Men's Lyceum in Springfield. Observing the Senate last week, and looking over the latest figures from the Census Bureau, America is now risking national suicide.
Last week, senators meeting in secret produced a bill to legalize our 12 to 20 million illegal aliens. If a path to citizenship becomes law, nothing will stop the next invasion. As President Bush acknowledges, 6 million tried to breach our southern border in his first five years. One in 12 - 500,000 - had a criminal record. . .
What is happening to us? An immigrant invasion of the United States from the Third World, as America's white majority is no longer even reproducing itself. Since Roe -v- Wade, America has aborted 45 million of her children. And Asia, Africa and Latin America have sent 45 million of their children to inherit the estate the aborted American children never saw. God is not mocked. . .
Addressing the Knights of Columbus in 1915, Theodore Roosevelt warned, "The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities."
In every way possible, Americans have said they do not want to take this risk with their country. Why, then, are our elites taking it? Full story: worldnetdaily.com
Comment: Speaking before a special meeting of the Emergency Council of European Rabbis in Budapest on January 12, 1952, Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovich said concerning progress towards their NWO, ". . . We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter-racial tensions, forbid the whites to mate with whites. The white women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the white men with black women. Thus the white race will disappear, for mixing the dark with the white means the end of the white man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory . . ."
The full text of this speech was originally made available to Common Sense (N.J., USA) by Eustace Mullins and brought to the attention of Captain William Guy Carr by the Canadian Intelligence Service; he published it verbatim in Pawns in the Game (pp. 104-106). This is one of many similar quotes by prominent Jews like Theodore Herzl, Rabbi Reichorn, Dr. Oscar Levy, Bernard Lazare, Rabbi Stephen Wise and Maurice Samuel who were all inspired by the Talmud. Jesus Messiah, who abhorred the Talmud, prophesied this evil (Matthew 24:37).
In August 15, 1871, Albert Pike wrote to Mazzini that after World War Three between the Political Zionists and the leaders of the Islamic world, those who aspire to undisputed world domination will provoke the greatest social cataclysm the world has ever known. We quote his own written words taken from the letter catalogued in the British Museum Library:
"We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time" (William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game, p. xv-xvi).
US Threats to Iran
Despite the chaos in Iraq, there is no indication that Bush has ruled out the use of force against Iran. It seems that the American president is determined to tighten the noose around Tehran. Last week, he said Washington and London would push for new UN sanctions against Iran if it refused to suspend its nuclear program. His comments came as the US House of Representative rejected two measures that would have banned the Bush administration from attacking Iran without congressional approval. "The president's saber rattling against Iran is only increasing and is eerily similar to the march to war with Iraq. We must act to prevent another war of pre-emption". . . Full story: aljazeera.com
Comment: Nine US warships are in the Gulf for show of force. US Navy officials said Iran was not notified of plans to sail nine ships, including two aircraft carriers, through the Straits of Hormuz, a narrow channel in international waters off Iran's coast and a major artery for global oil shipments.
The maneuver raises pressure on the Islamic Republic, coinciding with a report by the UN atomic watchdog on Iran's nuclear program, which could lead to tougher sanctions.
Oil climbed towards $70 as the US ships sailed into the straits, through which 40 percent of globally traded oil passes. . . Full story: yahoo.com
And British propaganda. Iran is secretly forging ties with al-Qaida elements and Sunni Arab militias in Iraq in preparation for a summer showdown with coalition forces intended to tip a wavering US Congress into voting for full military withdrawal, US officials say. . . (Note the provocative occult pentacle on the arm of US invaders). Full story: guardian.co.uk
Washington, May 22, 2007 The Bush administration is quietly on track to nearly double the number of combat troops in Iraq this year, an analysis of Pentagon deployment orders showed Monday. Full story: sfgate.com
While Democrats abandon Iraq withdrawal timeline Full story: truthout.org
New Presidential Directive gives Bush Dictatorial Power
May 21, 2007 The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, signed on May 9, 2007 declares that in the event of a "catastrophic event," George W. Bush can become what is best described as "a dictator":
"The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government."
This directive, completely overlooked by the media, and given no scrutiny by Congress, literally gives the White House unprecedented dictatorial power over the government and the country, bypassing the US Congress and obliterating the separation of powers. The directive also placed the Secretary of Homeland Security in charge of domestic "security".
Full story: whitehouse.gov
Yellowstone Supervolcano getting ready to blow its Cork
Satellite images acquired by ESA's ERS-2 revealed the recently discovered changes in Yellowstone's caldera are the result of molten rock movement 15 kilometers below the Earth's surface, according to a recent study published in Nature.
Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry, InSAR for short, Charles Wicks, Wayne Thatcher and other US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists mapped the changes in the northern rim of the caldera, or crater, and discovered it had risen about 13 centimeters from 1997 to 2003.
InSAR, a sophisticated version of 'spot the difference,' involves mathematically combining different radar images, acquired from as near as possible to the same point in space at different times, to create digital elevation models and reveal otherwise undetectable changes occurring between image acquisitions. . . Full story: earthmountainview.com
A 'Word' Bride and the Breach
"After Jesus Messiah had fasted forty days and nights and was craving food, the Tempter said, If You are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Here we see the distinction between an Israelite born of the flesh whose soul is ruled by the worldly lusts of his corruptible body and mortal spirit which will perish with time and the world, and a Spiritual Israelite born of the revealed Word, whose soul in union with the eternal will of God, has overcome these beggarly elements). Jesus returned Satan's parry with a thrust of the Sword of the Lord in the firm hand of faith. It is written: Man shall not live by bread alone, (like the natural Israelites who were placed under the curse of the Law man cannot satisfy, their names removed from the Book of Life because of unbelief at Kadesh Barnea, and who perished in the desert then as they perish in a spiritual wilderness today), but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:2-4).
God was a husband to natural Israel in respect to His love for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but when their children breached that Covenant He put them away in divorcement. John 1:1-2, "In the beginning God was alone with His eternal thoughts not yet expressed in WORD form, and the Logos was with Elohim, and the Logos was Elohim" (Proverbs 23:7). A word is a thought before it is expressed. God is not now thinking or even taking counsel with Himself. His thoughts are eternal and they are real. He cannot add to His knowledge for He is omniscient and infinite. God's thoughts are the Attributes of what He is and forever will be. The Word or Logos, which is the expression of Himself, was entire and complete before time and creation began.
The eternal Spirit was alone with His thoughts, and He was lonely. He was not even God, for god is an object of worship, and before creation there was nothing to worship Him. He wanted to express His thoughts, which is Himself, in material form so that He could have fellowship and gather glory to Himself through the relationship of mutual love and unity we call marriage and family. Unlike Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, natural Israel was unable to receive or express the love of God as they could not transcend the physical world of which they were aware through their natural senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell; and memory, imagination, conscience, reasoning, and affections, to faith in God's Word. Faith is a clear understanding of the revealed Word of God; faith is infallible and will come to pass because "God said so".
John 1:3-14, "All things were made by God's spoken Word; and nothing exists that He did not make. In the Logos was eternal Life; and God's own Life gives Light to all mankind. His Life is the Light that shines through the darknessand the darkness can neither understand and receive or extinguish It."
"God sent John the Baptist to witness that Jesus Messiah is the true Light that all might believe through him. John himself was not that Light; he was sent to testify Its coming, and be a witness to identify It as the true Light when It arrived to shine on everyone coming into the world, whether he be an Israelite or a Gentile. But although He was in the world and the world was made by Him, the world did not recognize Him when He came. He came to His own land and near kinsmen, and His own people received Him not. But to the few who did welcome and receive Him, believing in His Name, He granted authority to become children of God, who were re-born, not of blood nor of sexual passion nor of the will of man, but of the will and Word of God.
"And the Logos was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth, and we have seen His glory (Matthew 17:2), the glory as of the only begotten of the Father".
God revealed His will to Adam and Eve with the certain consequences of obedience or disobedience, and placed them on free moral agency to choose or to refuse. Adam's entire race is on the same basis, and their personal decisions which will determine their destiny as His eternal children or their loss are foreknown by the omniscient God.
Brother Branham said, "Israel types the Church" and encouraged us to study the shadows and types in order that we may recognize our day and it's Message. To this end let us study Leviticus 26 where Moses summed up the Law, foretold Israel's apostasy by their rejection of God's new Covenant, their dispersion, their regathering in unbelief, revelation, repentance and Christian conversion.
Besides the promise of blessing upon the nation and its land consequent upon keeping the covenant lies the threat of a curse upon the nation and land in breach of the Covenant; for the contrast of blessing and curse proceeds from the religious behavior or misbehavior towards the Law of God as a whole, as all particular commands are summed up therein. It must not be overlooked that the subject of Israel's Covenant is always the nation as a whole, not individual Israelites.
Even in the present day men are conscious of the fearful realization of the curse on the nation of Israel. Upon individuals, however, it falls only in proportion as they receive the fanatical or unbelieving spirit of the community. It would be wrong to suppose that the curse upon Israel would fall upon every individual in the nation. The elect have not fallen under the curse of the apostasy of Israel; history declares that the Gentile Church was grafted upon the stock of the electnot Jews or Judaism, but on the unfolding revelation of the Law and the prophets. Notwithstanding their numerical majority Paul designates the unbelieving portion of the Judeans as "some" (Romans 11), in contrast to the spiritually quickened and vibrant minority whose focus is Jesus Messiah.
The continuing motive for God's rejection of Israel as a nation is its ill-will against Himself, His own Word, and indeed against the Gentiles, in return for which Israel must acknowledge in its history its well deserved visitation in the "seven times" multiplication of judgment.
God's impartial bearing towards Israel was obscured through the idea of a national God, as illustrated in this chapter with its threatenings in foreknowledge of the historical development of the nation (whereas God is no respecter of individuals in Adam's race). Israel has been brought out of Egypt, and Canaan must become its land; but when it apostatizes, it must be evicted from the land of the Covenant and be scattered among the heathen. In this not only the impartiality but also the jealousy of Jehovah is manifest. The idea or key of the whole history and destiny of Israel is: vengeance of the Covenant. The people could fall so low because they stood so high in Divine estimation as Jeshurun 'the upright one' (Leviticus 26:13; Deuteronomy 32:15), hence the promise of their restoration is bound up with the prophecy of their curse as Paul expounds in Romans 11.
God had abandoned His Temple in Jerusalem before He sent Nebuchadnezzar to destroy that House (Ezekiel 10:18-19). The Ark of shittim wood overlain with gold which bore God's Covenant engraved upon stone symbolized the living Body Word which bears the new Covenant, and was never returned to the temple after Zerubbabel's reconstruction. However it returned to Herod's temple with the faculty of speech, casting out the ancient Banksters supposing to serve Jehovah and "Jews as a group" for personal gain, and departed before God sent General Titus to destroy the temple, declaring, "Your house is left to you forsaken and desolate of God's Spirit (for It was in itself God's House and His Temple John 2:19-21). For I certify you shall not see Me (personal pronoun) henceforth, until you say, Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord" (Matthew 23:38-39).
Messiah was God manifest in flesh as foretold in Isaiah 9:6, 14-16: "The Lord will cut off from Israel Head and tail, Branch and rush, in one day. The Ancient and Honorable, He is the Head; and the prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail. The leaders of 'Jews as a group' are the "tail" that causes them to err; and those who are led by self-styled leaders, stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, are destroyed." 144,000 elect Israelites will praise "He who comes in the Name of the Lord" when they recognize Christ's 'parousia' Coming in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Revelation 11:19, "The temple of God in heaven was opened and the Ark of His Covenant was seen within His Holy of Holies [indicating His renewed Presence with and favour toward Israel]: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." The Hebrew saints will not see a wooden box overlain with gold but what it symbolized: the beginning of God made man, humanity glorified with deity in the person of their rejected Messiah (Revelation 3:14; Zechariah 12:10 13:9).
Leviticus 26:14-39 prophesies the consequences of disobedience. The severity of Israel's national punishments if they disobeyed would be the extent of their national criminality and in proportion to the great and manifold privileges bestowed upon them.
These judgments are threatened not for single breaches of the Law, but for contempt of all the laws, amounting to an inward contempt of the Divine commandments and a breach of the Covenant (Leviticus 26:14-15)for presumptuous and obstinate rebellion against God and His Word.
The antitype today is Christ's divorcement of those in the adulterous world church system (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:1-4). The breach between the termination of Christ's Mediation in 1963 at the close of the Church Ages and the revelation of the Seven Seals is illustrated in this diagram that signifies the Body of Christ of all Ages.
When Laodicea ended no one could come to the Lord since the Book was sealed and Christ was no longer mediating for ignorance (I Corinthians 13:10). Brother Branham called this period "the Breach between the Church Ages and the Seals." It is found in Revelation 4 and 5, and expounded in Newsletters 290, 291, 292, 293, and 294. The breach is represented here by the chasm between the Body of the Church Age saints and the Capstone signifying "that which is perfect" manifest in Christ's end-time Bride. Brother Branham stood in this gap and received the revelation of the Seven Seals which He revealed under inspiration of the Spirit to enable us to cross into the Capstone.
As the objective of God's chastisement is always grace and mercy, allowing a time for repentance, we Gentiles have been granted "silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" before Israel's Seventh Trumpet sounds the end of the Gentile dispensation. But no punishment is so severe that greater wrath cannot be imposed upon the impenitent. The apostate once Christian nations should heed the account of Lazarus and the rich man recorded in Luke 16:19-31, because without a Mediator the only way across the breach back to God today is by the Message of William Branham (Malachi 4:6; Acts 3:23; Revelation 22:18-19). This Message the nations have refused is Christ the fullness of the anointed Word, and does not require mediation. Hebrews 6:5-6, "Knowing how good the Word of God is, and having tasted the powers of the world to come but then turned against God, they cannot bring themselves to repent again if they have crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh by rejecting and holding Him up to mockery and public shame".
Within "the times of the Gentiles," Israel's apostasy became so reprehensible and God's chastisement commensurate, for even after He dispersed the Northern Kingdom, had Jerusalem sacked, the temple razed and her people taken captive, their high priest in obdurate persistence slew God's only begotten Son in behalf of all Israel. Their sole mediator having murdered his Successor severed the national communion with Jehovah and created a breach that is impassable until the nation fulfils the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel. From the day of Pentecost until the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was born again, Messiah interceded between Jehovah and elect individuals in Adam's race, receiving the Word for their day and excusing their ignorance of the fullness of the mysterious Sealed Book. This grace cannot be applied to Israel as a nation, which did not "prove all things" in God's written Word (Isaiah 8:20) but allowed corrupt leaders to blind them spiritually so that they "cut off" Messiah thinking they were doing God a service (Daniel 9:26). Israel's national blindness will continue until the Gentile dispensation is fulfilled. Their blind leaders of the blind have also deceived "Jews as a group," causing them to miss their time of redemption, which is today as they are in the main non-Semitic Gentiles.
The Hebrew word for Gentile is Goy, meaning multitudes of men or beasts, "the nations," as distinct from Israel (Nehemiah 5:8). With all the superiority of the Gentile world kingdoms, in military prowess, commerce, luxury and the fine arts, ancient Israel stood on an immense moral elevation in nearness to God and possession of His revealed Word (Exodus 19:5-6; Psalm 147:19-20; 148:14; Romans 3:1-2). But this superiority was in order that Israel, as priests unto God, might be mediator of blessings unto all nations (Isaiah 61:6). His covenant with Abraham contemplated that "in his seed all the nations of the earth should be blessed" (Genesis 12:3). The Hebrews in national pride failed to see this, and despised the Gentiles, but in rejecting Messiah were themselves "broken off" from the cultivated olive tree that we Gentiles might be "grafted in" (Romans 9:11-35). "The times of the Gentiles" answer to Israel's seven times punishment (Leviticus 26:18, 21, 24). They began with Judah's depression and captivity under Nebuchadnezzar, to whom God delegated the world empire (Jeremiah 27:6-7); hence Jeremiah's counsel to the Jews to submit was true patriotism, not cowardice. Ever since, Jerusalem has been "trodden down of the Gentiles," and shall be "until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" with the consummation of all life (Luke 21:24; Malachi 4:1-3). Meanwhile, "All Israel shall be saved," and martyred. "The receiving of them shall be life from the dead" in the first resurrection for the Millennium where the theocracy will be restored with unparalleled splendor at the coming of Him "whose right it is" (Daniel 12:1; Ezekiel 21:27; Acts 1:6; Romans 11:15; Revelation 11:2-15).
In memory of the Covenant made with their fathers (Romans 2:1-29) Leviticus 26:40-45 looks forward to the gracious promise of divine forgiveness and favour on Israel's repentance in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week subsequent to their regathering to their land where they will salute the Cross (Isaiah 11:11-13).
First the 144,000 elect Israelites must acknowledge their own sin and the sin of their forefathers (Daniel 9:24; Zechariah 12). The cause of their chastisement is that they have lived contrary to God. He found them with uncircumcised hearts as He declared through Stephen (Acts 7:51) so He has removed them from the land. The greatest reproach to a true Israelite is to be expelled from his own land, which is tantamount to removing him from the Covenant. They must own the justice of their punishment, blessing God that His objective was correction in love leading to repentance and rejoicing in view of this higher objective (II Corinthians 7:10; Hebrews 12:11).
Leviticus 26:43-45, "they shall accept the punishment for their iniquity because they despised My judgments and their souls abhorred My statutes. And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and break My covenant with them: for I am the Lord their God. For their sakes I will remember My covenant with their forefathers, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord".
These verses speak not of the return from Babylon, but of Israel's approaching pardon and restoration after the close of the Gentile dispensation, which commenced on the day of Pentecost and ends at their Seventh Trump. Or as Isaiah 11:11 has it, their gathering again as the gathering from Egypt (for in these last days Jerusalem is as Sodom and Egypt spiritually speaking Revelation 11:8). Moses was speaking of the new Covenant, prophesied in greater detail in Jeremiah 31:31-34:
"Behold, the days come, says the Lord, when I will make a new Covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the Covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; My Covenant which they broke, although I was their Husband, says the Lord. But this is the Covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, I will put My Law in their inward parts, and upon their hearts will I write it; and will be their God, and they shall be My people. And no longer shall each man teach his neighbour, and each his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more".
Moses and Jeremiah were speaking of Spiritual Israel, not Israel of the flesh but the elect of God. Romans 9:6, "Not as though the Word of God has taken no effect; for they are not all Israel, which are of Israel".
The new Covenant prophesied by Moses and Jeremiah was confirmed to Israel over three and a half years by the ministry of John the Baptist and Jesus Messiah. Natural Israel rejected Messiah and the new Covenant. Daniel 9:26, "And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be slain: not for Himself but as kinsman Redeemer for Adam's fallen race. . ." This is the Covenant we have received as Christ's Church, as Paul explains in Hebrews 8:10-12 and 10:14-18: "By one offering He has perfected for ever those who are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after saying, This is the Covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord, I will put My Laws into their hearts, and write them on their minds; [He adds,] And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where there is remission of sins, there is no more offering for sin".
The Covenant God promised natural Israel and which they refused, is our Covenant! If you are in that Covenant, you are an Israelite as Paul explained in Romans 2:28-29: "One is not a Judahite from his outward appearance; nor is circumcision external and physical: but he is a Judean who is one inwardly; and true circumcision is a matter of the heart, by Spiritual revelation, and not a mere literal observance of the letter. His praise is not from men, but from God." A true Judahite is born of the Man, Jesus Messiah, and his mother is not a Jewess but Jerusalem which is above and is free from the curse of the Law (Galatians 4:25). Your Life is that of the Logos received by the hearing of faith, not by sex. Contrary to the self-styled Jews, the birthright comes from the man, not from the woman. She cannot "beget" a child. "The life is in the blood," a father's semen is made from the constituents of his blood so the baby has not one speck of its mother's blood. Woman is not original creation and not in the image of God (I Corinthians 11:7-8). Only one who is in Cain's lineage would claim a matriarchal lineage and trace his lineage back to Eve to pretend he is of Adam's race. This is confirmed in Matthew 23:33-35 and John 8:33-44 where Esau's children declared "We are Abraham's seed," but they were not sons of Isaac and Jacob, neither in God's Covenant with Israel nor even in Adam's race since they were spawned from the sons of Esau's Serpent's seed wives, and Jesus said, "You are of your father the Devil".
Christians truly are God's Chosen People to the exclusion of all else; the continued faithfulness of God to His people according to the promises of Jeremiah and Hebrews pertains to the household of faith, the chosen nation and royal priesthood of Christ's Bride of all Ages (I Peter 2:4-10). Jesus Christ is the beginning of God creating Himself a part creation in order that He might declare His nature and character to men (John 1:18; 3:13; 17:6, 26). The true Church is the continuation of the same creation.
There is a remnant of natural Israel who will yet enter into the new Covenant promised by Leviticus 26:40-45 and Jeremiah 31:31-34, but since they miss the Marriage of the Lamb they will not be His wife but her servants. Daniel 9:27, "And the Roman prince, will confirm a covenant with the Jews for seven years: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease. . ." During the first half of this week Israel's two prophets endued with the Spirit that anointed Moses and Elijah will reconfirm God's new Covenant. Natural Israel and the Jews will reject it a second time, and once again allied with Rome they will murder these two witnesses. But after three and a half days the Spirit of God's Life will resurrect them in glorified form and they will ascend to heaven in the sight of their enemies. Thereafter the whole nation of Israel will be reborn in one day, all 144,000 of them, following which they too will be killed by Rome and the self-styled Jews.
The warnings and promises of Leviticus 26 show it was foreseen that much of the Mosaic legislation was likely to be neglected by the people. "There is a marvelous and grand display of the greatness of God in the fact that He holds out before the people, whom He has just delivered from the hands of the heathen and gathered round Himself, the prospect of being scattered again among the heathen, and that, even before the land is taken by the Israelites, He predicts its return to desolation. These words could only be spoken by one who has the future really before His mind, who sees through the whole depth of sin, and who can destroy His own work, and yet attain His end. But so much the more adorable and marvelous is the grace which nevertheless begins its work among such sinners, and is certain of victory notwithstanding all retarding and opposing influences" (Auberlen).
God gave the Law as chastisement for Israel's continual murmuring in unbelief. Jesus said, "Man shall live by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Multitudes who are Christian in name only likewise neglect to observe the ordinances of the Lord: faith is too often learning without revelation; baptism too often sprinkling in three titles instead of immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of Sins, and the Lord's Supper too often His breakfast or His lunch. Few observe foot washing and ordinances regarding dress, hair and sanctification that mark the standard for Christian life and character. But because man fails to meet the requirements of God's Word He does not lower His Law to our level of human weakness and sinfulness, for it is designed to lift man up to Divine holiness and purity, to help and instruct the best of the people, not merely to chastise the worst.
Leviticus 26:46 takes us back to what we were saying with respect to the breach and the necessity for a mediator between God and man in the absence of the fullness of the Word. When Israel dishonored the promises of God's Word they rejected Abraham's grace covenant. Every unbeliever over twenty years of age was blotted from the Book of Life, and there was a breach of association. God called it "divorce," for as we read in Jeremiah 31 His relationship with Israel was that of Husband.
Immediately God marched the nation to Mount Sinai where He placed them under a secondary Covenant of Law, whose purpose was to train a people of no faith to compliance by the blessings for obedience and the curses for disobedience. Verse 46 repeats the fact that this secondary Covenant of Law was given "by the hand of Moses," showing the necessity of a mediator between man and God because of the disunity between Israel and their God owing to the unfaithfulness of the nation which ruptured the marriage relationship.
Paul explains this in Galatians 3:19-25, "The Law was added because of transgressions, to show sins in their true light, until the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of only one party, but God is one. (In other Words, His will is sovereign, and when Israel disbelieved His Word, they were no longer one with Him as a wife and husband are one, but two. Jesus prayed that we would be in one mind with He and the Father as Abraham was when God made His covenant with him so that we would not require a go-between John 17:21-26). Is the Law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a Law given which could have given eternal Life, then righteousness would indeed have been by the Law. But the Scripture has all men imprisoned under sin, so that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. Before faith came, we were confined under the Law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed, so that the Law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But with the coming of faith we are no longer under a custodian, for through our faith in Christ Jesus we are all Sons of God. For as many of you as are baptized into Christ (by the Spirit), have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise".
Here you will discern an allusion to the custom at oriental weddings where the host gave each guest an identical garment so that there was no distinction between rich or poor, prince or peasant, Jew or Greek. Our wedding garment is the baptism of the Holy Spirit, so that whatever our gender, socio-economic station or nation in Adam's race we share equal eternal Life (Matthew 22:1-14; I Corinthians 12:12).
In their overweening pride, Israel and the Jews have overlooked the teaching of Leviticus 26, which warns that no man is able to keep God's commandments so as to claim eternal Life based on his own merit (II Timothy 2:5). Yet God looks with favour and will bless and reward those who endeavor to do His will, depending upon His grace. In His office as mediator, Moses stood in the breach for Israel typing Christ during the Church Ages of PART-Word when the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. Likewise Brother Branham stood in the breach after Christ's Mediatorial office was fulfilled and before the fullness of the Word had been delivered (I Corinthians 13:10). The Elijah of this day introduced Christ's 'parousia' in order that He might beget a WORD Bride, a Capstone Bride under preeminence and glorify the Father's Name again. nl477.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.