Bible Believers' Newsletter 511
"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.
The economic stimulus planned by George II and Mrs. Pelosi, is a sure fire proposal for hyperinflation and the worldwide depression Brother Branham prophesied: "This Anglo-Saxon people is finished; that's all. There's no more Gospel that America will receive. Oh, you get a few stragglings now and then; but just as the Gospel, it's over. And you can't even preach to them, can't talk to them. They won't believe nothing. See? They just got their own hardheaded ideas, and they're set, and the next thing's for this nation is judgment. She's going to have it too. It may be through depression; it may be through an atomic bomb; it may be through a great plague, a disease or something; but she's ready. It's a-coming; thousands times thousands will fall" (Hebrews, p. 87:4).
"When God sends forth a Message and tells the people and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God." But that voice will be quiet in the wilderness somewhere, hid away" (Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100).
We would appreciate hearing from any Brother or Sister able to read Persian and/or Arabic and who would be prepared to contribute five to ten minutes each week in the service of the Lord. This does not involve translation or personal contact.
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.
Supporting the Unsupportable
As January wears on, the US economy worsens and the "authorities" from the White House to the Fed to the Congress are swinging into action with plans to "support" or to "stimulate" the faltering American economy. This is an act of total economic futility. The real damage has already been done.
The internal fragility of the entire US financial system, from banks to lesser lenders of all kinds, is today of such a magnitude that the dangers of a SYSTEMIC collapse is both near and constantly present. The only thing that is certain in this situation is that the BREAK will come right out of the blue. . . .
Any move below the [Dow] 10000 line will be seen by the rest of the world as the signal that it is all over for the US. Yes there are already two failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yes, the US Dollar has been inexorably falling for years. Yes, the US Treasury's funded debts are closing fast in on $US10 TRILLION. Yes, the US is IN recession. But the Dow has not broken down. Not yet.
The political establishment of the US has consumed America's economic substance which was its huge, modern and well equipped stock of capital. It has debauched America's currency and loaded debts upon the US Treasury which are now beyond retrieval. Real living standards have not climbed for most Americans since 1973. Instead Americans have had held up before them an image of huge US might and power in an act of stupendous propaganda. But that image will break when the Dow falls below 10000. . . Full story: The Privateer (mid-January).
Comment: The United States no longer possesses a productive economy with which to manufacture and trade its way out of debt. A picture paints a thousand words.
The Inconvenient Truth: the Sun varies in Intensity
January 20, 2008 For the last twenty days there have been no sunspots (January 1 to 20, 2008). Ultraviolet radiation has dropped to extremely low ratings and coronal holes have opened sending high levels of solar winds, making the aurora borealis larger. Siberia is suffering a cold snap and in a few weeks Canada may become colder than it has been in decades . . . Global Warming?
The articles by meteorologists who wrote the "Hockey Stick Graph" Al Gore used in "An Inconvenient Truth" do not include the severe coldness of the mini-ice age of 1650 to 1720 when few sun spots were seen and Europe suffered under prolonged winters. For a number of years there were no summers. The age of European colonization may have been assisted by hunger.
Also missing from the graph is the period of global warming roughly 900 to 1400 when Greenland was green and grass covered Mongolia. It was warmer then than the present day when we are told carbon dioxide emissions are the cause of higher temperatures. The Vikings did not burn oil to sail the North Atlantic and the Mongols did not drive SUVs to the outskirts of Vienna. . . Full story: educate-yourself.org
War on Iraq: not Oil but Israel
The most popular argument of the critics of the Iraq war has been that the United States went to war for oil—that is, that the war had nothing to do with combating terrorism. Writing in the Christian Science Monitor before the war, Brendan O'Neill reported that "for many in the antiwar movement, the idea that the Bushies' plan to invade the Gulf to get their greasy hands on more oil has become an article of faith, an unquestionable truth repeated like a mantra." . . .
That goes against what I regard as the fundamental reason for the war: the war was led by neoconservatives and fought in the interests of Israel, at least as Likudniks envision Israel's interests. It is all well-documented, though the neocons imply that Israeli interests coincide with those of the United States. But as I point out in my article on the subject—and this fact is on the public record, too—the original idea for the war was conceived in Israel. Moreover, the war achieved the goal hoped for by the Likudniks—destabilization of the Middle East . . . Justin Raimondo hits the mark when he writes: "This theme—that an Israeli-centric foreign policy is the real reason for this war—was not looked on with favor when the shooting began. But a year later, by a simple process of elimination, it is the only rational explanation left standing. . ."
Finally, the evidence for the neoconservative and Likudnik positions on war in the Middle East is all out in the open. It is published. There is no dark, hidden conspiracy. But in the realm of politics, as George Orwell observed, "To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle. . ."
The deductions drawn in this essay seem obvious but are rarely broached in public because Jewish power is a taboo subject. As the intrepid Joseph Sobran puts it: "It's permissible to discuss the power of every other group, from the Black Muslims to the Christian Right, but the much greater power of the Jewish establishment is off-limits."
So in a check for "hate" or "anti-Semitism," let's recapitulate the major points made in this essay. First, the initiation of a Middle East war to solve Israeli security problems has been a long-standing idea among Israeli rightist Likudniks. Next, Likudnik-oriented neoconservatives argued for American involvement in such a war prior to the atrocities of September 11, 2001. Since September 11, neocons have taken the lead in advocating such a war; and they hold influential foreign policy and national security positions in the Bush administration.
If Israel and Jews were not involved, there would be nothing extraordinary about my thesis. In the history of foreign policy, it has frequently been maintained that various leading figures were motivated by ties to business, an ideology, or a foreign country. In his Farewell Address, George Washington expressed the view that the greatest danger to American foreign relations would be the "passionate attachment" of influential Americans to a foreign power, which would orient US foreign policy for the benefit of that power to the detriment of the United States. It is just such a situation that currently exists.
We can only look with trepidation to the near future, for in the ominous words of Robert Fisk, "There is a firestorm coming." Full story: thornwalker.com; yahoo.com.
Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger thanked President George W. Bush for the US's military intervention in Iraq. . .
Full story: jpost.com
Comment: Every candidate that is running for office right now, Democrat or Republican, except Ron Paul, has promised AIPAC to continue the US belligerent stance against Iran. Obama promised that he would continue to threaten to bomb Iran. Furthermore there is a good chance of US troops in Sudan, Pakistan, and other places. So if we care about the future of the planet our number one concern is to pull the plug on this system of funnelling US taxpayer money into corporate subsidies that finance Israel's wars. . . Dr. Paul is offering you your freedom. Full story: wordpress.com
The Nuclear Bunker Buster
During his "peace mission" to the Middle East George Bush found the time to talk about the need to "do something" about the "danger" of Iran. Is he gearing up for another illegal, immoral and pointless war? Many think he is. Here are news clips from the past year and a half that show that an attack on Iran is at the top of the White House's agenda.
The Union of Concerned Scientists recently warned that should the USA use nuclear weapons in Iran, of say 1 megaton yield, it would kill 3 million people in Iran and another 35 million will die of radiation fallout in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Watch the animation.
When Iran is nuked, these winds will suck up radioactive dust and deposit them right across Northern India, including the Himalayas. Since the US started its unprovoked aggressions in West-Asia, post 9/11, depleted uranium carried by these winds has already contaminated vast regions of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. This amounts to two nuclear attacks on Indian people by an elected US government in less than five years. The third one is not far behind.
The 21 countries affected of depleted uranium [Annex 1] can say exactly the same thing: the civilians in these 21 countries have been attacked by the US government without their respective governments being an aggressor. If it is a demented extension of "the right of pre-emptive action" by the depraved US administration . . . it is an outright policy of genocide, or omnicide, choose your own term. But none of these people ever raised a finger against the US; majority still believes that Americans are civilized. Does it matter now?
Nuking of Iran will destroy the environmental sustainability of the entire sub-continent possibly within a few months, if not weeks. Over 850 million people already suffering from depleted uranium contamination will be exposed to further dose of nuclear radiation. At least a billion will die in Asia alone.
No one will be spared, anywhere. The radioactive wind will surely kill and maim, first, people in Iran, then across the Indian sub-continent, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, and then travel round the world and keep killing people all over the world for decades; including the United States.
"1.3 BILLION people have been killed, maimed and diseased by nuclear power alone. That is only the beginning and does not include atmospheric testing or the impact of thousands of tons of DU used in the deserts and cities and homes of the Middle East and Central Asia, and let's not forget the former Yugoslavia. The amount of DU admitted to officially by the US Govt. is the atomicity equivalent of hundreds of thousands of Nagasaki bombs . . . since 1991. And that is a gross underestimation," Says Leuren Moret, former scientist at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
And don't forget to view a few edited photographs from a very brave lady, Ms. Elena Filatova, who travelled on her motorbike to Chernobyl and took the following pictures. If we don't take action, the world would soon look like the 'scapes shown in the photographs.
Pakistan Troops reported to have fled Border Outpost
Islamabad, January 18, 2008 Dozens of Pakistani troops are understood to have fled an outpost near the border with Afghanistan yesterday after receiving threats from Taleban militants who a day earlier overran a nearby fort.
An intelligence official said the paramilitary troops fled the roadside post without a fight after the militants warned them to leave or face attack . . . Militants overran the nearby Sargodha Fort in South Waziristan late on Tuesday . . .
Full story: scotsman.com truthout.org
The Biggest Jailbreak in History
January 24, 2008 The Palestinian people took their destiny in their own hands and smashed down the wall that divided Gaza from Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of people left their prison and walked into Egypt and bought up food, fuel and everything else in sight. It took great courage to do what they did. Just one day earlier desperate Palestinians trying to get to the Egyptian side of Rafah were met by club wielding Egyptian cops and water cannon. It would not have been beyond the gangster Olmert-Barak regime to have massacred the people from the air. Yet when the wall came down the people came rushing out.
The Times (UK) said the Palestinian forces leading the Strip (Hamas) have secretly "been involved for months in slicing through the heavy metal wall using oxy-acetylene cutting torches." At midnight on the 23rd, seventeen bombs dropped the wall like Joshua at the battle of Jericho. Later a Caterpillar bulldozer widened the opening to provide access for automobiles. (What irony! Five year ago the Caterpillars in Rafah were used by Israel to murder Rachel Corrie) The UN estimates 350,000 Palestinians have gone across the border to buy food or to "breathe new air." Egyptian Rafah was emptied of goods and some Palestinians drove on to El Arish some 45 km further inland.
Conditions in the Gaza Strip were desperate. Israel which had long prevented Gazans from leaving the strip for any reason had last week stopped deliveries of vital goods. Gaza City suffered a complete blackout. The AP quoted Gaza Health Ministry official Dr. Moaiya Hassanain as saying, "We have the choice to either cut electricity on babies in the maternity ward or heart surgery patients or stop operating rooms." Israel predictably said Hamas had cut off the electricity in Gaza City as a propaganda stunt. . . Full story: thestruggle.org
Teen takes on Donor's Immune System
January 24, 2008 A 15-year-old Australian liver transplant patient has defied modern medicine by taking on her donor's immune system.
Demi-Lee Brennan had a liver transplant after she suffered liver failure. Nine months later, doctors at Sydney's Westmead Children's Hospital were amazed to find the teenager's blood group had changed to the donor's blood type.
Further tests revealed the stem cells from the donor liver had penetrated her bone marrow. . . Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: This may be a clue to understanding what we reported in previous Newsletters concerning Dr. Peter Beter's disclosures regarding human cloning.
The Creation of God
Romans 8:3-5, "What the Law could not do, in that it was weakened through the fleshly nature of men without the Spirit, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and as a sin offering for us, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the Law might be fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they who walk after the flesh seek the things of the flesh; but those who walk after the Spirit desire those things which gratify the Spirit."
Paul said, "The Law is Spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin in the Garden of Eden" (Romans 7:14). Because of Eve's unbelief the race is born through sexual knowledge and animal desire rather than revelation and subject to the headship and worldly nature of the god of this evil age. Our new birth places us under the Headship of Christ the Word, so we live to serve Him by edifying our soul, rather than satisfying the urges of our flesh and mortal spirit which are of the world and unredeemed. God wants the righteousness of the Law fulfilled in the Body of the Church as it was fulfilled in the Headship.
Romans 13:1-2, "Let everyone render obedience to the higher powers. For there is no authority except from God: and those in authority are instituted by God. Whoever therefore rebels against the authorities, resists the ordinance of God: and those who resist will bring the judgment and penalties upon themselves."
I Peter 2:22, "Jesus did not sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth." I John 3:5, ". . . in Him is no sin." Sin is unbelief in the revealed Word of God. Jesus did not rebel against the authorities. Pilate said, "I find no fault in Him at all" (John 18:38; 19:11-12). He obeyed the Roman laws, and He obeyed the Law of Moses and the prophets which the Pharisees and Sadducees, being reprobate concerning the faith, made void by their Talmudic traditions (II Timothy 3:8; Matthew 15:9). It was not the Law and the Prophets He withstood, but their Talmudic perversion. In order to fulfil the righteousness of the Law Jesus withstood the unbelief of these sects, now known as Judaism. Today Christians are called to separate from the unbelief of Judaism and from the unbelief of apostate nominal Christianity also (Revelation 18:4).
Jesus was subject to "the higher powers," which were accountable to God. It was the apostate denominations of His day that honoured the Highest Power with their lips but had removed their heart far from Him (Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 15:8). We are to be subject to "the higher powers," and our subjection to the Highest Power requires that we do not shrink from declaring the whole counsel of God in discussing the revealed Word of God, "speaking the Truth in Love" (Ephesians 4:15).
James 4:4, "Do you not realize that friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." As Christians we love our fellow man, whether he be a sinner or a saint. However we cannot express the love of God if we hide our Light under a bushel basket and "shun to declare the whole counsel of God" for fear of becoming unpopular. Remember, you are called to present the faith only once or twice, after which if a fellow is factious you will know the election is off, so change the subject (Titus 3:10-11).
II Corinthians 11:4-6, 13-15, "If someone comes along and preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive a spirit other than the Holy Spirit you have received, or a gospel different from what you have accepted, you submit to it readily. (Are you afraid to apply the Word test and denounce sin openly)? Nevertheless I consider myself not inferior to the most eminent apostles. Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I certainly do not lack knowledge, as I think you realize by now, since we have proven it again and again. . . These are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. Marvel not, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of Light. Therefore it is no great thing if Satan's ministers are also transformed as (reprobate) ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works".
Minister or layman, you may be the finest person in town, but "unless you are manifesting the Light of the present Truth, you are not under the blood (born-again), and without the Spirit you cannot have true Spiritual fellowship with those who are Christians" (I John 1:7). You must recognize your day and it's Message.
Most of the sincere people who love the Lord with all of their heart know only traditions learned from family or church. They may know that God sent a Prophet named William Branham and quote his Message; they may know that the Trinity is a pagan myth and be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a good beginning, provided they press on from learning into faith. We have to know the Lord Jesus Christ personally if we are to receive His love; anything less is the hiss of the Serpent, a strong delusion we are Christians, when we are not (II Thessalonians 2:10-11).
In order to "fulfil all righteousness" we must "sanctify the Lord God in our heart: and be ready always to make a defence to everyone who asks us to account for the hope that is in us, gently and reverently" (I Peter 3:15).
As Jesus was the 'keystone' uniting the Old and New Testaments, His life and ministry had to match and complete the righteousness of the Old before He could inaugurate the New. He was the antitype of Israel's Passover lamb, and the lamb had to be washed before it was offered. Thus when John the Baptist protested his unworthiness to baptize Jesus, He said, "Permit it to be so, for it is needful for us to fulfil all righteousness [of the Law]" (Matthew 3:15).
Mary was familiar with prophecies regarding Messiah and conscious of her obligation to the Law. According to Leviticus 12, a man child must be circumcised on the eighth day. "When He was eight days old the baby was circumcised and His Name was called JESUS, the Name given Him by the angel before He was conceived in the womb" (Luke 2:21; Matthew 1:21).
In that her Child was virgin-born of faith in God's spoken Word there was no necessity to signify His separation from the original sin by which mortal life was hybrid in the Garden of Eden. And although both circumcision and the Law were to be done away in Christ, it was needful for Him to be circumcised in order to fulfil the Mosaic Law, for He belonged to Israel according to the flesh, was born under the Law, and in order to be Israel's kinsman Redeemer He had to be thoroughly identified with that nation.
"Since the children are flesh and blood, Christ also became flesh and blood, for only as a human being could he be Adam's Kinsman Redeemer and die; and in dying break the power of Satan who had the power of death; and deliver all those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (Ephesians 4:8). He did not take on the immortal nature of theophany; but mortal flesh and blood of the seed of Abraham. For as a near kinsman it was essential that in all things He be made like His brethren, so that He could be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For because He Himself has experienced suffering and temptation, He is able to succour them that are tempted" (Hebrews 2:14-18).
To redeem means to buy back a lost or forfeited possession by the payment or exchange of a perfect substitute, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, life for life, dollar for dollar. Hence the redeemer for Adam and his fallen race had to be a perfect substitute, a near kinsman who was a spoken Word of God like the first Adam, a man without sin like the first Adam, a man who lay down His Life to redeem His wife like the first Adam, and a man whose wife was in Him from the beginning like the first Adam. For as God put the first Adam to sleep and took flesh and bone from his side from which He formed his wife, He put the last Adam to sleep on Calvary and took the Holy Spirit from His side from which He is forming His wife. Whereas the first Eve usurped God's Word and the authority of her husband and received Satan's lie, the last Eve cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God: under preeminence to her Husband the Word she has overcome the Evil One, and will triumph over death and the grave.
In order to qualify as a redeemer, the near kinsman must be worthy, able and willing to meet the price. Jesus Messiah can only redeem His near kindred in the flesh, that is, those of Adam's race, who share His faith. Most of those who crucified Him were indubitably Cainites who despise Adam's race and know Jesus is not their kinsman Redeemer (Genesis 3:15). Like their vicarious father Lucifer, their objective is the genocide of Adam's race through miscegenation and hybrid religion in hopes of subverting Christ's Kingdom of Life with Satan's kingdom of Death (Matthew 24:37).
Ritual purification of the flesh under the Law was a shadow and type that has given way to Spiritual circumcision of the soul by the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Because one cannot circumcise a woman, she came under the Old Covenant by the token of her father or husband. Under the New Covenant the fleshly union of natural life through family is supplanted by our individual invisible union with God in Christ through the quickening of our soul by a Spiritual birth. When Christ overcame the power of death His mortal bloodstream was replaced by the eternal Life of His celestial or theophany body and He rose in glorified flesh. The New Covenant is not restricted to the race descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but open to all of Adam's race who will receive it. Whether we are male or female, Israelite or Gentile, bond or free we can be spiritually circumcised in heart and ears. Galatians, 3:29, "And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."
Gender, race and social station pose no restriction to being the seed of Abraham and partakers of the glory and the promises and blessings of the New Covenant which makes us joint heirs with Jesus in the Kingdom of God. That makes us Messiah's Wife. Natural Israel is His servant nation . . . our servant nation.
Way back in eternity the eternal Spirit was alone with His thoughts, and He was lonely. He was not even God because god means an "object of worship" and there was nothing to worship Him. Since He is omniscient He is not presently thinking or taking counsel even with Himself. All His thoughts He has always had and He will never have a new thought. A man is as he thinks (Proverbs 23:7). God's thoughts are eternal and they are real. They are the eternal Attributes of what He is and will come to pass in their designated and decreed season and time.
In the beginning, or when time began, the Eternal Spirit expressed His thoughts or Attributes, which are the glory of Himself in the Logos, a Greek word meaning "thought in speech" or concept. Our English translation is "Word," for a Word is a thought when it is expressed. If we had eyes of Supernatural seeing we would see the Shekinah, which Ezekiel called "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord." The Logos or anointing that came out from God was Christ. God foresaw Jesus crucified before the foundation of the world, before the Logos was expressed, and as an Attribute of the Logos you were accounted crucified in Christ on Calvary (Revelation 13:8; II Corinthians 5:13-15). You paid for your sins in Him on the Cross, and when He was raised for your justification you rose in Him and can never come into condemnation (Romans 4:25; John 5:24). Those who were not eternal Attributes in His Son the Logos, have no part in redemption and no eternal Life, for eternal Life is without beginning or ending and cannot be attained outside of Christ (I John 5:11).
From eternity you have been seated in heavenly places in Christ, which is your position in the Word or Logos, your part of the Body (Ephesians 2:6). Therefore you must recognize your day and its Message, and become a written epistle of that part of the Word. If you are impersonating the Word for the Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist or Pentecostal parts of the Body, Satan has you under "strong delusion".
As the eternal Spirit gave birth to the Supernatural Light of the Logos or Son, the Logos began to declare God as the Creator by manifesting the Attributes of His creative thinking in material form. When He said, "Let there be [natural] light," the Logos expressed an atom which became an immense Sun that whirled around space for billions of years, giving birth to its attributes: planets, stars and galaxies. Thus, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form and empty."
John 1:1-5, 14 "In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. The same was in the beginning with God (His eternal thoughts or Attributes not yet expressed). All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was eternal Life; and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shone in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. And the Logos was made flesh and dwelt among us."
The Bible is the story of God changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the flesh of His glorified Family. When Jesus said, "Glorify Me, Father, with the glory that We had before the foundation of the world," He referred to the Logos before the creation of a single atom, light or dark, and not to His human form.
Colossians 1:15-19, "Christ is the exact likeness of the unseen God—the visible representation of the invisible; the firstborn of all creation: for it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers or authorities: all things were created and exist through Him (by His service), and in and for Him. He Himself existed before all things, and by Him all things consist. He also is the Head of the Body, the Church: seeing He is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in all respects might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that all Divine fullness—the sum total of all Divine perfection, powers and Attributes—should dwell in Him".
There is no such thing as the pre-existence of souls, and Jesus did not pre-exist except in God's foreknowledge, for His thoughts are eternal. These verses do not refer to Jesus the Man, but to the Logos, which eventually tabernacled in the virgin-born flesh of Jesus.
Jesus Messiah is "the beginning of the creation of God," the first God-man and the start of God making Himself a part of His creation, less than 2,000 years ago (Revelation 3:14). His Bride is a by-product and continuation of the same creation as the first Adam's wife was a by-product and continuation of himself years after God had finished the creation. God is the Creator, Jesus is a creation. Jesus had a time He began and a time He died. He has a Father and was born of a woman. God is "without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days not end of Life" (Hebrews 7:3). Only in Christ and His Bride is God a creation, because God is the eternal uncreated Spirit without form.
Good men, and ministers erudite in the Scriptures but without the faith of Jesus Christ claim God is a Trinitythree distinct eternal beings yet one substance. This doctrine is not found in any Bible. Neither Moses and the Old Testament saints nor Jesus Christ and the apostles and prophets of the New Testament believed such a teaching. This is the pagan Babylonian religion worshipped by heathens worldwide and introduced into Christendom in AD325 at the Hegelian dialectic of the First Nicaea Council where the Roman Catholic church was organized. The few Christian elders who travelled to Nicaea went with the sole purpose of persuading Athanasius, the Trinitarian heretic, and Arius, the Unitarian heretic, to repent and return to God's Word. They did not prevail and departed before the Council sat.
The Bible is the story of God changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the flesh of His glorified Family. Obviously He is not doing this by natural sexual generation because Jesus Christ, who is the beginning of God creating Himself a part of creation, was born apart from sex after 4,000 years of sexual generation. Thus the folly of Jewish and British Israelite/Christian Identity doctrine is made manifest. God is conceiving souls, not fleshly bodies, giving birth to His Family through faith in His Spoken Word, not sex. Paul explains this in Ephesians 1:3-12:
"Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ."
Heavenly places is the Word or Logos of God, which is His eternal thoughts expressed. In Jesus Christ God expressed the fullness of His Attributes in one Man who is known as the Logos and all of our blessings are in and derive from Jesus Christ through redemption. "For no man can come to the Father but through the Son." It is Christ or perish. Christianity is not a "do-it-yourself" religion. God foreordained a fivefold ministry for the perfecting of the saints. Try coming by your own ideas or via a denomination and you will find yourself in the great tribulation (Acts 3:23).
Paraphrasing John 1:1, 14 we might say, "Before the foundation of the world Elohim, the self-existent one (not two or three) was alone with His eternal thoughts, which are the Attributes of what He is. And the fullness of His Attributes were made flesh and dwelt among us."
"According as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in (His sovereign, elective) love. Having predestinated us unto the recognition of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He has made us accepted in the Beloved." (Jesus told Nicodemus, "Unless a man is born-again He will never understand the revealed Word of God." In other words, He will be without the faith and not accepted in the Beloved).
"In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; wherein He has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He has purposed in Himself:" (Faith is not given to many people, and it is given by grace. Soon grace will end, so redeem the time).
"That in the dispensation of the fullness of times God might gather together in one all things in Christ, both the sleeping saints and the living end-time Bride; even in Him: in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of His own will: that we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ".
God's purpose is to be accomplished through redemption in Christ that He might display His Attributes as Saviour, Healer, Provider, Judge, a God of mercy and judgment, a jealous God, a God of wrath, and hereby gather glory unto Himself. Jesus was vindicated to be Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Rapha, Jehovah-Nissei, Jehovah-Shalom, Jehovah-Raah, Jehovah-Tsidkenu, and Jehovah-Shammah . . . manifest in flesh.
I Timothy 3:16, "Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." The key word is "manifest." God is manifesting His Attributes. God is a Spirit and without form. The Logos is a manifestation of the sum total of His glory. He manifest in theophany as Melchisedec (Genesis 14), and as the created Man Abraham worshipped and who proved He was the Word by discerning the thoughts and intents of Sarah's heart (Hebrews 4:12) 2,000 years before Jesus was born by Mary. The Shekinah that spoke to Moses from a bush was the Angel of the Covenant who later manifest as Jesus Christ.
After the Logos, God manifest in theophany as the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, and eventually the virgin-born Jesus. Now He is manifesting in the flesh of His many-membered Bride. "Jesus knew that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God, and was going to God" (John 13:3). When Paul met Him as the Pillar of Fire he was smitten blind, and He said, "I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks" (Acts 9:5). The public precursor to Revelation 10:1-6 manifest on February 28, 1963 as the Pillar of Cloud heralding His second or 'parousia' Coming the following month—not as the glorified Man but "the fullness of the Word spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the world began" in the revelation of the Seven Seals (Psalm 19; I Corinthians 13:10). As we learnt from I Timothy 3:16, the key word is "manifest".
If you have eternal Life you always were eternal and have only just discovered you were an Attribute of God's thoughts expressed in the Logos before the foundation of the world. You heard from your theophany. Eternal is without beginning and without end. "Jesus said to the Pharisees, Truly I assure you, before Abraham was, I am" (John 8:58). The carnal mind could not understand what He was saying then, and does not understand it today. It seems these sons of Abraham who did not know the God Abraham worshipped were not also sons of Isaac, and Jacob. Likewise it seems most so-called Christians are not Abraham's seed for they fail to see that there cannot be an eternal Father or an eternal Son. Father is a Title or office God received when His first Son Adam was formed. Son is a Title or office He received when He manifest in the virgin-born body of Jesus Christ, while Holy Ghost is WHAT God is. God is the One eternal Spirit, not two spirits and one Man (John 4:24).
This revelation sovereignly imparted by the grace of God is hidden from the wise and prudent by their own carnal scholarship. When Israel worshipped the Trinity, God dispersed that nation; when Judah worshipped the Trinity, He sent Nebuchadnezzar to take them captive, raze the temple and city, and begin the "times of Gentile domination" that will last unto the consummation that will be induced when Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters force the mark of the Beast, which is Trinitarianism (Revelation 13:15-18; 17:13-18). God wants the righteousness of the Law fulfilled in the Body of the Church as it was fulfilled in the Headship.
"Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Lot, so will it be at the coming of the end of the world, when the Son of man, not Son of God, when the Son of man will be revealed."
"Hadn't had it through the age. See that perfect continuity of the Scripture? (Here we live in it). The mysteries, even of the baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and away from the Oneness idea, and these other things, how the Holy Spirit has moved that in and showed it perfectly; and the true baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Token, and everything, and placed it; and how He placed every reformer, and everything just exactly, and see right before our own eyes. And it's not in a corner; it's world known. Jesus, the Son of God revealing Himself by the Scriptures, making that Scripture that had been predestinated to this day (like it was to that day, and all other days), live. And to believe it is the evidence of the Holy Spirit: righteousness" (William Branham, Feast of the Trumpets, p. 14:100-101). nl511.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.