Bible Believers' Newsletter 535
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is good to be with you.
Our main article in this week's Newsletter is quite brief but there is some important reading among the news items in which those with anointed eyes will see Scripture coming to pass. This news is not censored because the aliens who control the mass media being blind to the will and Word of God have no idea of its spiritual import.
Since we are in the harvest time, men can no longer disguise their true character, which like the fruit of a tree cannot be hid, but declares the life of the seed on which it is borne. Men and women of renown are being seen for what they really are; many of the leaders, particularly in our apostate, once Christian world, are of no moral worth.
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.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
July 4, 1776 January 19, 2009
The first of those dates still reverberates across history and in the American mind. The second is the last day of President Bush's second term and last day of office. They could become the official bookends of the glorious historic American political experiment with Individual Freedom and Individual Liberty. On January 20, 2009by lawthe next President will be sworn into office. On that date, the US will stand with all the internal apparatus and machinery of the full Surveillance Stateone small step short of the Police State. Once the full police state arrives, individual freedom has died. Once it is there, individual liberty has also died. Individuals no longer live by RIGHT but only by the permissions of their masters. In such a situation, the American Constitution dies.
The most dangerous political time in the US is between now and January 20, 2009. The Bush Administration has its back to the wall. Its every attempt to impose an internal peace in Iraq by military means has failed and the temptation to strike out at what is claimed to be the cause of this failure raises the risks of a sudden US military strike against Iran. Here, the danger has already peaked. The Democrats in Congress have voted $US 162 Billion for the occupation of Iraq and the ongoing war in Afghanistan with no strings attached! There was even an allocation of $US 400 million to make "covert war" on Iran! President Bush signed this bill the moment it arrived at the White House.
If the Bush Administration launches a full scale aerial assault on Iran, the pressure would quickly rise for the imposition of Martial Law INSIDE the USA.
Martial Law, in its simplest historical sense, is when a nation's own Armed Forces turn its guns inwards and occupies its own country. Once this is done, such an Armed Force acts to extract from the civilians what it needs to sustain itself. This is done by direct demand at the point of a gun which will be used if any opposition or resistance is encountered. Historically, this is why there has never been any prolonged periods of Martial Law. Looting at the point of a gun fails economically when there is little or nothing left to loot. At that point, the Armed Force starts wasting away for lack of supplies.
Today, there are only two brakes on the Bush Administration. First, will the officers at the top of the US chain of command follow orders if they are told to attack Iran? Second, will the armed forces inside the US turn their guns on fellow Americans if they are ordered to do so? . . Full story: The Privateer, Early July, 2008 #607
Comment: Do you remember Brother Branham's vision of the strange caribou with a 42-inch rack, ". . . not a 16th over exactly forty-two inches?" That vision is about to be fulfilled, followed by the "nine foot silver-tipped grizzly bear," both will be "shot" (or fulfilled) according to the prophecy.
Nine is the last of the digits and thus marks the end; it signifies the conclusion of a matter. It is akin to the number six, six being the sum of its factors (3x3=9, and 3+3=6), and thus signifies the end of man, and the summation of all man's works. Nine is, therefore, the number of finality or judgment, for judgment is committed unto the Son of man (John 5:27; Acts 17:31). It marks the completeness, the end and issue of all things as to manthe judgment of man and all his works. With the silver tip it signifies the end of grace.
Forty-two is a number connected with Antichrist. Its factors six and seven (6x7=42) show a connection between man and the Spirit of God, and between Christ and Antichrist. The pretence of democracy will end with the reign of the forty-second president of the United States, followed by its forty-two-month world dominion as the image of the Beast of papal Rome. Being the product of six times seven, forty-two signifies the working out of man's opposition to God, hence the expression "at sixes and sevens" when man is mixed up with the things of God, and religious "flesh" engages in spiritual things as will the revived holy (sic) Judaeo-Roman empire vicariously ruling Lucifer's totalitarian one world government.
Seymour Hersh, who certainly has his ear to the ground in Washington, has publicly suggested that an Obama victory might be the signal for the Bush administration to launch an air campaign against that country. As Jim Lobe of Inter Press Service has pointed out, there have been a number of "public warnings by US hawks close to Cheney's office that either the Israelis or the US would attack Iran between the November elections and the inaugural of a new president in January 2009." (Read this article).
Higher oil prices will likely bolster support for the US dollar, a short term comfort for the Federal Reserve, whilst an attack on Iran would create the global chaos inducing martial law, civilian servitude, global poverty, famine, disease and death amenable to NWO plans to eliminate four to five billion "useless eaters." Russia can be in no doubt that for the sake of humankind the United States must be conquered without procrastination.
If Los Angeles sinks beneath the Pacific next April, come July 4, 2009 the United States will be under Russian occupation until Rome's then incarnate pope sends them home, restores peace and is installed as the inaugural president of Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. Thereafter the United States military will become such a marauding force of death that after the midst of Daniel's seventieth week when Rome abrogates her agreement with the Jewish International Banksters, Judaeo-Communist Russia will blast both Vatican City State and the North American continent off the map, ushering in Armageddon and the consummation of life as prophesied in 1933.
July 9, 2008 Right in the middle of the G-8 summit in Japan, what do American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Czech homologue announce? The signing of an agreement on the installation of made-in-USA radar right in the heart of Central Europe. . . It goes without saying that the declaration formulated by the American-Czech duo disgusted the Russian government, which responded as vigorously as it did promptly by threatening to arm its nuclear missiles if this project is ultimately realized.
A sign of the Bush administration's firm intention to achieve its objectivethat is, of constructing an anti-missile shield between now and 2012 in the center of the Old Continentthe administration terminated discussions it was pursuing with the Polish government about erecting an anti-missile missile base. That abrupt end to a round of discussions begun close to two years ago was justified by the Poles' financial demandsdeemed excessivebut also, even primarily, by the possibility of moving the base envisaged for Poland to Lithuania. Full story: truthout.org
Comment: The radars aim to track ballistic missile launches from Iran, however Tehran does not possess such firepower, and "Star Wars" technology is ineffective. Rice said, "Ballistic missile proliferation is not an imaginary threat." Mad George II and Condoleezza Rice are turning Russian (not Iranian) ballistic missile proliferation from imagination to necessity to reality. Jesus Christ, Brother Branham and Dr. Peter Beter taught, the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews are determined to reconquer Russia; and when they succeed they will "nuke" the Vatican and North America from the face of planet Earth.
House hides Israeli Telecom spying, permits 'Classified' FISA Evidence
July 8, 2008 This week the Senate will consider the House version of the new Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) bill, 'President Bush's Surveillance Program,' and retroactive telephone company immunity from civil and/or criminal lawsuits for past compliance with presidential directives to eavesdrop on electronic communications of American citizens without a warrant.
The House option permits a 'classified annex,' effectively allowing the Inspector General’s (IG) report on Mr. Bush’s spy program to conceal evidence confirmed by France’s Intelligence Online that 'Israeli espionage agents, electronic communication intercept operators and military explosive ordinance/combat engineers,' detained immediately after the 9/11 attacks and quickly deported to Israel by Bush Attorney General John Ashcroft, were linked to an Amdocs, Ltd. employee who reportedly posted bail for at least one of the Israeli military operatives. . . Full story: tomflocco.com truthout.org
Comment: And the world will believe Muslims perpetrated 9/11 as they believe Germany perpetrated a holocaust of six million Jews in World War II (while the Jews were killing 66 million nominal Christians in their Soviet Union). Their "Ministry of Truth" has long since "disappeared" claims of a holocaust of six million Jews in World War I and a subsequent holocaust of six million Jews between the Wars. Small wonder Henry Ford said, "History (of the imaginative type indoctrinated under Rockefeller's worldwide franchise on education) is bunk".
Gazprom to buy Libyan Oil and Gas
July 9, 2008 The Russian oil giant Gazprom has announced its plans to buy all of Libya's oil and gas exports after a meeting with the Libyan leader. . . Gazprom and Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) also agreed to set up a joint venture to modernize the North African country's refineries and to build new ones.
The two sides may cooperate in oil and gas exploration and development, Gazprom said, adding that the Russian company had also agreed to build pipelines from Libya to Europe. Gazprom and Libya's NOC signed a memorandum of cooperation during former Russian president Vladimir Putin's April visit to Libya. Full story: presstv.ir
Comment: Read Ezekiel 38:5 and Daniel 11:43.
Executive Order: Continuing Certain Restrictions with Respect to North Korea and North Korean Nationals
Washington, June 26, 2008 I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that the current existence and risk of the proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I further find that, as we deal with that threat through multilateral diplomacy, it is necessary to continue certain restrictions with respect to North Korea that would otherwise be lifted pursuant to a forthcoming proclamation that will terminate the exercise of authorities under the Trading With the Enemy Act (50 U.S.C. App. 1 et seq.) (TWEA) with respect to North Korea. . . Full story: whitehouse.gov
Comment: Without God and with rogues like "the Great Satan" walking about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour, weaker nations need a nuclear deterrent.
Church Vote backs Women Bishops
At left female Bishop Kay Goldsworthy offering her "unbloody sacrifice" of the wafer god: in reality the fierce, scorching Sun, or terrible Moloch, yet in that offering all his terror was veiled, and everything repulsive was cast into the shade (Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, p. 164). In celebrating the Lord's Suppernot His breakfast or His lunchunleavened bread used by the Christian Church is never round, neither is it elevated for adoration as in the Babylonian mass.
July 8, 2008 The Church of England's ruling General Synod has voted to consecrate women as bishops and approved a code of practice aimed at reassuring opponents. . . But traditionalists have warned that the decision could hasten the prospect of a split within the Church.
Conservatives who oppose the liberalisation of Church teaching on issues such as homosexuality have already set up the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FoCA), which has promised to set up a council of bishops. . .
Synod member and traditionalist Gerry O'Brien was hissed during the debate as he alluded to the American and Canadian Churches, from whom traditionalists have split in protest at the ordination of an openly gay (sic) bishop in 2003. . .
The Rt. Rev. John Broadhurst, the Bishop of Fulham and a traditionalist, told Newsnight that the vote could lead to a split. "I think a lot of us have made it quite clear if there isn't proper provision for us to live in dignity, inevitably we're driven out . . . It's not a case of walking away". . . Full story: news.bbc.co.uk
Comment: The BBC is now applying the term "traditionalist" in a pejorative sense to those who believe the Bible and stand up to "menpleasers" posing as bishops and ministers. These ambitious misguided men and women devoid of the Spirit are all defying God and His unchanging Word in support for nicolaitanism which "Jesus hates".
"One may be tempted to scoff at the demand to legalize polygamy made recently by Khalil Chami of Sydney's Islamic Welfare Centre. But with the recent announcement by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams that the adoption of sharia law in Britain seems unavoidable, the joke may turn out to be on us. . ." Full story: theaustralian.news.com.au
Holding the Mystery of the Faith in a Pure Conscience
In verses 3 and 4 of his big little Book, Jude wrote, "It was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness. . ."
Nineteen centuries have passed since Jude exhorted the primitive Church of the need to "earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints," and today we see ambitious men and women in the denominational world trampling on God's unchanging Word in shameless insolence in order to serve unscriptural personal ambitions. These so-called "leaders" are oblivious to the fact they are the very fulfilment of II Thessalonians 2:1-12, II Timothy 3-4 and Revelation 3:17-20.
Jesus condemned the Ephesian Church Age (AD53-170) for leaving their "first love"the fervent desire to please God by knowing and carefully living His Wordin order that they might drift toward reason and human understanding pleasing to the world but He commended them for "hating the deeds of the nicolaitanes, which I also hate" (Revelation 2:6). And in the Smyrnean Church Age (170-312) He condemned "the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews [i.e. Israelites], and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan" that had "crept in unawares". As Brother Branham explains, these people were not of the tribe of Judah, neither was their religion Yahweh Torah, but Pharisaism which is Judaism:
"Now why do we have a people mixed in the framework of the church and calling themselves Jews? The reason is this: Since they were liars they could make any claim they wished. They could say what they wanted as though it were a fact and then stick to it. And in this case they could be lying with a very powerful thought in mind. Was it not so that the early church was almost if not entirely composed of Jews [Judeans who were Israelites], making them the original members of His body? The twelve apostles were Jews [Judeans who were Israelites], and the later apostles were either Jews [Judeans who were Israelites] or proselytes. Thus for men to swear they were Jews [Judeans who were Israelites] would give them a pre-eminence and a claim to originality. Tell a lie. Stick to it. Never mind fact or history. Just say it and keep saying it to the people, and soon the people will receive it.
Now did you catch something there? Isn't that the same spirit right in the church today? Isn't there a group that claims that they are the original and true church and that salvation is found only in her? Don't they claim that they have the keys of the kingdom which they received from Peter? Don't they claim that Peter was their first pope, and that he resided in Rome when there is ABSOLUTELY NO HISTORICAL FACT FOR IT? And even her most educated and knowing adherents believe her lies. Satan's synagogue! And if Satan be her father, and he the father of lies, then it is not strange that those in his synagogue are liars also.
Consider the thought of blasphemy. These of Satan's synagogue were not blaspheming God in this instance (though that goes without saying) but they were blaspheming the true church. Certainly. As Cain persecuted and killed Abel because he (Cain) was of that wicked one, and as the dead formal Judaic followers (Jesus said they were of their father, the devil) tried to destroy the Christians in the first few years of the first age, now this same group (the false vine) is even more strongly attempting to destroy the true believer in the second age. That antichrist spirit is growing.
The group that inched its way ever so slowly into the church by its DEEDS (Nicolaitanism) no longer fears exposure but is openly organized in a group of its own assembling and is coming against the true church in undisguised hostility.
Now when I say this was an organized antichrist church I am giving you the truth from authenticated history. The first church founded in Rome had already turned the truth of God into a lie by introducing a pagan religion with Christian names and meaning. By the second age it was so pagan (though claiming to be the true church) that Polycarp came about 1,500 miles at a very old age to plead with them to turn back. They would not do it. They had a solid hierarchy and a solid organization, and a complete departure from the Word. This then, is Satan's synagogue, full of blasphemy, in which were already the seeds of the doctrine of Nicolaitanism, and which would shortly be the actual seat or power of satanic religion. And this is exactly right for Revelation 2:9b does NOT say these people are OF Satan's synagogue but it says they ARE SATAN'S SYNAGOGUE" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 120:2 -121:3).
Pergamos means "thoroughly married," and in the Pergamean Church Age (312-606) the nominal church married the Roman state at the First Nicaea Council (325) and organized the Roman Catholic church. Jesus said, "I know your works, and where you live, even [in Rome] where Satan's seat is . . . The doctrine of Balaam" was adopted wherein elements of the Babylonian religions of Judaism and Rome were substituted for faith in the pure Word of God causing spiritual fornication as when Balaam misled the children of Israel. Balaamism is denominationalism which takes the church manual instead of the Bible (Deuteronomy 32:17; I Corinthians 10:20; Revelation 2:13-15).
"The deeds of the nicolaitanes were adopted as doctrine." Nicolaitanism is organization which humanizes the leadership of the church and deposes the Spirit. For the clergy to organize themselves with one rank over another until they are finally headed up by a president is a manifestation of the antichrist spirit, regardless how wonderful and necessary it may seem. This is nothing but human reasoning taking the place of God's Word, and anyone in the organized denominations is right now in the midst of an antichrist system.
Jesus said, "I hate nicolaitanism!" Jesus did not set a clerical hierarchy in His Church but gave five Spiritual offices to men (not women): "apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:8, 11). Romans 11:29, "the gifts and callings of God are irrevocable" and cannot be withdrawn for God will never go back on His promises but will take the life of men preordained and called to the fivefold ministry or any elect who brings reproach upon the Word and does not receive correction (I Corinthians 5:5; 11:27-30).
A bishop or deacon on the other hand, is called and voted into office by his local assembly. These temporary lay offices are not granted to women but to men experienced in the faith who meet certain qualifications and are the husband of one wife. A bishop has an ability to preach, but is restricted to teaching only the apostolic faith he has been taught by his own pastor. These men are under submission to their own pastor and the authority of their office does not extend beyond their local assembly (Titus 1:1-9; I Timothy 1:3).
Present-day denominational churches have continued the error of clinging to Balaamism and nicolaitanism introduced with the Judaeo-Roman church, becoming man-made lodges unrelated to the (Gk.) 'ekklesia' or unorganized, independent but Spirit-led assemblies of the elect, called out and separated from the world and its religious systems unto Christ the Word.
By overturning the rules of conduct, order and doctrine in the Church to substitute that "which Jesus hates," they have "sown discord" between themselves and God, and are now squabbling over the unscriptural ordination of women bishops. In the present conflict within the Anglican church some bishops have threatened to convert to Catholicism, proving they can read the Bible's prohibition but that they have neither a knowledge of Church history nor the faith of Jesus Christ. This "falling away from the faith" can only be resolved when men and women hear the "shout" of the Message of the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7, heed his "midnight cry" and come out of Babylon to be filled with the Spirit (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4).
I Timothy 3:1-7, "This is a faithful saying, If a man desires the office of bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; for if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must be well thought of by outsiders; or he may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil".
Titus 1:6-7, "If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre. . ."
Paul was the prophet who wrote the New Testament in accordance with Isaiah 42:21 wherein the Lord promised He would "magnify the Law and make it truly glorious to show the world His righteousness." In the epistles quoted above it is clear that the office of bishop, deacon (or any in the fivefold ministry) precludes women whose "desire is to her husband, who shall rule over her" (Genesis 3:16).
Jesus taught "the spoken Word is the original seed" (Luke 8:11). Moses records how woman is not a spoken Word of God who completed the old creation years before Eve was formed as a byproduct taken from Adam's side (as the elect Church is a byproduct made from the Holy Spirit taken from Christ's side). Since woman is not the Word of God she is made so she can be deceived on the revealed Word whereas Adam being Word could not be deceived on the Word; and Christ's Bride cannot be deceived on the revealed Word with which she is united (Matthew 24:24; John 10:1-5; I John 3:9-10; 5:18; Revelation 22:17-19). For this reason God has not and will never ordain a woman to minister His Word or to usurp authority over a man.
This emphasizes the apostasy of (so-called) Christian nations that place women in the police force, in combat and behind the pulpit, when God called them "To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God is not blasphemed" (Titus 2:5). Adam and Eve are the prototypes for the manly and feminine natures of their race and the real ground of the Law that the woman must not teach, and more importantly, that she be tranquil in subjection and not desirous of rule.
In I Corinthians 14:1-16 and again in Ephesians 5:22-33 Paul identifies the first pair as the prototype of Christ and His Bride. He reminds the Church that as a sign of her separation and submission to God and man, the woman is not to cut her hair (Numbers 5:11, 18; Deuteronomy 21:12; Isaiah 47:2; Jeremiah 7:29-30).
I Timothy 2:11-15, "Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety" (Genesis 3:1-5:3). The original sin is the basis of woman's subordination to man and the loss of her co-equality with man.
I Timothy 2:8-10 further illustrates how Paul's teachings rest solidly on the word of Moses and demonstrates that since the Fall, God has placed man and woman under two different covenants which preclude the possibility of women holding office as a minister or even as a bishop. "Everywhere" in express distinction from the women, men alone are to utter and direct public prayers. Women are to reserve questions on matters they do not understand to their own husbands in their own house (I Corinthians 14:34-36).
The corn of wheat that fell into the ground, died and rose again, returned to the ground under Roman Catholic martyrdom during the Thyatira Church Age (606-1520). Through the Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of false worship under the last three Church Ages it has repeated the cycle of growth and is now headed up in the original spoken Word Seed as the many-membered Body of Christ's end-time Bride. She is a Word Bride under preeminence to her Husband as He was under preeminence to the Father (John 5:19) so she can do "the greater works" in the manifestation of the Sons of God.
The tares are heading up in Satan's Roman Catholic false church and the World Council of her (once) Protestant daughter churches. When Satan is incarnate in their head, the antichrist or pope will be designated "the beast" (Revelation 17:8-11), and together they will be cast alive into a lake of Fire (Revelation 2:20-23; 19:20; 20:10).
Let us hold the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience that we may mature in the Word until becoming a Word Bride the mighty works will be found in us that are always attendant upon the pure Word and faith. nl535.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.