Bible Believers' Newsletter 575
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Resurrection greetings in the precious Name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
The Israelite Paul said, "The love of money is the root of all evil."
The non-Semitic self-styled Jew Karl Marx said, "Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalized, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to Communism" (Das Kapital, 1867). His fellow travelers with the City of London who rule the United States are fulfilling both scripts to bring down the USA, facilitated by the negative economic stimuli of sycophant politicians worldwide, necessitating an international solution which as Jesus, Marx and Brother Branham foretold, is Communism. Lucifer's plan was hidden in plain view.
Banksters of the City of London fund and rule the Communist states from Wall Street. Their Australian banks have offered a twelve-month moratorium on home and even car loan repaymentsinspired more by self-preservation than altruismbecause foreclosure and repossession would adversely affect their balance sheets ahead of time and they are technically bankrupt under the weight of A$14+ trillion in outstanding derivatives.
Many political figures are promoted to power and influence because of secret skeletons their controllers can hold as a stick in one hand whilst the other hand holds the carrot of money, prestige, and whatever it takes to cultivate their weakness "as it was in the days of Lot".
The late John "Birdman" Bryant said, "The reason men are silenced is not because they speak falsely, but because they speak the truth. This is because if men speak falsehoods, their own words can be used against them; while if they speak truly, there is nothing which can be used against themexcept force." This was God's final solution in Deuteronomy 7:1-2, and it will be His final solution in Revelation 20:15.
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
IMF will implement New SDR 'Reserve Currency'
April 6, 2009 When the G-20 voted to approve the SDF as the world's reserve currency, it actually voted to accept as currency the fiat of an invisible world empery without a physical land mass of which it is sovereign. The "nation" without national lands fills the no-man's land between nations and claims the voids of the deep as its domain. Now that "nation" has its own currency. Without a citizenry that owes it allegiance, all it lacks is the right to impose its wills on the human chattel of all of the nation states of the world. That, too, will come. Quickly, probably, since the man who claims to be the leader of the free world has no spine . . .
In the closing round of talks at the G-20 in London, the world's 20 largest economies empowered the IMF, like the US Federal Reserveto create money from nothingand to begin what they called "quantitative financial easing" by putting a global currency in play. It is outside the control of any sovereign state to stop it. When the London Daily Telegraph reported that, columnist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard noted that "Conspiracy theorists will love it." Alex Jones' Infowars.net was among the first to report that the "London Telegraph Admits Plan for Bank of the World, Global Currency." And, Jones correctly summed it up when he quoted Pritchard: "The world is a step closer to a global currency, backed by a global central bank, running monetary policy for all humanity. . ."
The money barons, who have manipulated the winners and losers in every presidential race since 1912 (with the single exceptions of 1964 and 1980), needed a man completely devoid of any sense of patriotic loyalty to the United States of America in the White House since he will be expected to surrender the sovereignty of this nation to the invisible empery of the New World Order before he leaves office on January 20, 2013, or through impeachment in 2011. . .
Full story: jonchristianryter.com
Comment: Although the different powers are emanations under one head, each seeks absolute hegemony. For instance, the Judaeo-Catholic church fears Communism as its mortal enemy, which it is, and will eventually blast Vatican City State (and the USA) from the face of this earth, meanwhile the head plans for Rome to rule the first stage of Lucifer's NWO.
When the earthquake sinks Los Angeles and splits the Mount of Olives, Russia will pounce at this never-to-be-repeated opportunity to invade and defeat a defenseless USA, and succeed. This is not the plan but will hasten the plan, for when the Pope unites the world's religions and expels the invaders, he will be made leader of one world government. The US dollar and world monetary system will REALLY collapse, with the IMF's global fiat money scam. As Jewish wealth is tied to paper, which is only as sound as the promises written thereon, the banksters in concert with Rome will refinance the US dollar with genuine old fashioned solid gold backing.
If the Day Star does not arise in your heart you will see these things take place. I believe the decisions of the G20 are planned to send the nations deeper into bankruptcy. Life will become difficult, deadly difficult for those who do not serve or adopt the trinitarian religion of Rome, and spiritually terminal for those who do. Remember, Obama, Brown and Sarkozy are individually and severally nothing more than puppets for the 'hidden hand.' Whatever they plan and say the Word of God's prophet will prevail.
Obama endorses Soros Plan to loot America
April 4, 2009 By embracing the "global plan for recovery and reform," which is how it was officially described, Obama explicitly endorsed International Monetary Fund (IMF) surveillance of the US economy, creation of a global "Financial Stability Board," the expanded use of a new global currency called Special Drawing Rights, a new global warming treaty, and costly fulfillment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This is in addition to the explicit and reported commitment of over $1 trillion in additional taxpayer money to the IMF and the World Bank.
The Special Drawing Rights proposal, which is a vehicle for further US foreign aid to the rest of the world, was the brainchild of billionaire George Soros, who told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo that the G 20 conference was a "success." . . .
Full story: newswithviews.com truthout.org
Comment: Another Jewish President shows his Communist colours: Obama gave the blessing of the United States to the G20 decision to elevate the Financial Stability Forum into the Financial Stability Board largely controlled by European central banksters on which the United States has only one vote. Obama has effectively repealed the US Declaration of Independence and abrogated the sovereignty of the United States.
The new global regulator now has the authority to examine all US Banks, brokerage firms and corporationsincluding non-financial companies such as the Big Three automakersto examine operations and determine risk. The Financial Stability Board then has the international authority to set policies in these corporations, including compensation packages the private boards of directors in the examined companies decide to pay top executives and senior managers. . . the Obama administration . . . has internationalized US-based corporations under the control of this new global regulator which has become the effective global regulator over the corporate world, superseding all US Governmental authorities, including the Federal Reserve, the US Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and a host of corporate regulators, including the US Department of Commerce and the US Department of Labor.
On February 17, 1950, James Paul Warburg declared before the US Senate: "We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether world government will be achieved by conquest or consent".
Planning the Steps to World Government
April 3, 2009 In the book of Jeremiah, the prophet tells of the pending invasion of Judah by the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar. He records, "the snorting of horses was heard in Dan." Can you imagine an invasion of that kind? You have been warned by reports that there is an invading army on the way. As they get closer you can feel the ground move as the multitude of well-trained soldiers and galloping horses get closer to your city. You are strangely aware that your world is going to change forever as you hear the snorting get louder.
That is how I felt fourteen years ago when I read the 1994 United Nations Development Report. I was absolutely shocked to read the Special Contribution entitled "Global Governance for the 21st Century" by the 1969 Nobel Prize for Economics, Jan Tinbergen. He wrote:
Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is a World Government. This can best be achieved by strengthening the United Nations system. In some cases, this would mean changing the role of UN agencies from advice-giving to implementation. But some of the most important new institutions would be financiala World Treasury and a World Central Bank. Just as each nation has a system of income redistribution, so there should be a corresponding ‘World Financial Policy' to be implemented by the World Bank and the World Central Bank. . .
The newly empowered G20 is actively pursuing greater powers and responsibilities for the IMF. The IMF already has power over all countries, including the US, as it does country financial assessments. Furthermore, the Special Drawing Right was adopted by the Bank for International Settlements in 2004 when they switched "for bookkeeping entries," as I was told, from the Swiss franc to the SDR. In 1999, when the Financial Stability Forum, while set up, was never given much public attention, now it is at the center of the G20 discussions. Lastly, in conjunction with the G20 meetings, a special commission at the United Nations headed up by Dr. Joseph Stiglitz is calling for the G20 to become a fully recognized Economic Security Council on par with the Security Council.
The bottom line is that the above comprises the moving of the ground beneath us. Everything we have experienced as a sovereign country is in the process of being changed. The enemy cannot have the advantage over you in battle if you know his agenda. Do you hear the snorting of the horses yet? Full story: newswithviews.com
A Closer Look
April 4, 2009 We should be thinking about the cares and concerns of people who have been enduring steady attacks, displacement, economic stress and, amongst the most impoverished, insufficient supplies of food, water and medicine.
The Pentagon stated today that the situation in Pakistan is dire. We agree. Pakistanis have faced dire shortages of goods needed to sustain basic human rights. Security issues such as food security, provision of health care and development of education can't be addressed by sending more and more troops into a region or by firing missiles and dropping bombs . . .
Antagonisms against the US in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq will be reduced when we actively respond to the reality revealed to us by the drones' own surveillance cameras: severe poverty and a crumbling or nonexistent infrastructure. Human interaction, negotiation, diplomacy and dialogue, not surveillance and bombing by robots, will ensure a more peaceful future at home and abroad.
We can't see what the drones' "pilots" can see through the camera eye of the surveillance vehicle. But we can see a pattern in the way that the US government sells or markets yet another war strategy in an area of the world where the US wants to dominate other people's precious resources and control or develop transportation routes. We've heard before that the US must go to war to protect human rights of people in the war zone and to enhance security of US people. Certainly, the US is nervous because Pakistan possesses a "nuclear asset," that is to say, nuclear bombs. But so do other states that have been reckless and dangerous in the conduct of their foreign policy, particularly the United States and Israel.
At the gates of Creech Air Force Base, our signs read: "Ground the Drones Lest You Reap the Whirlwind," and "Ending War: Our Collective Responsibility." Our statement says: "Proponents of the use of UASs insist that there is a great advantage to fighting wars in 'real-time' by 'pilots' sitting at consoles in offices on air bases far from the dangerous front line of military activity. With less risk to the lives of US soldiers and hence to the popularity and careers of politicians, the deaths of 'enemy' noncombatants by the thousands are counted acceptable. The illusion that war can be waged with no domestic cost dehumanizes both us and our enemies. It fosters a callous disregard for human life that can lead to even more recklessness on the part of politicians" . . . Full story: truthout.org
The Religion of D.C.
April 3, 2009 The best that can be said of "religion" is that it is the decision of choice offered to the free will of mankind. The worst that can be said is its enforcement by any set of laws. This is where the choice of belief becomes dictatorship, and historically speaking, the most brutal and unconscionable dictatorships in human history. Sadly, no religion is exempt or forgiven for the insanity of brutal religious dictatorshipno religion . . .
It is my opinion that your government-funded religions, much like your technological trinkets, will ultimately betray you, sooner than later. After all, you have been trained to self-profile at your places of worship which also include your computer and keyboard entertainments. I'd guess, in one way or another, you've provided your health, education, marital, political, financial, and private opinion information which has landed you and your opinions in many government databases with profiling/government-funded churches included. If you're taking D.C. money, you owe D.C. favors and information. Be careful what you pray for, and to whom you actually pray. Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: How the 'hidden hand' laid the groundwork for bringing the people of the United States, Australia and the world under Rome's religious dictatorship and "the mark of the beast" (Revelation 13:15-18).
The Government is already 'Geo-Engineering' the Environment
April 8, 2009 Associated Press reports today the Obama administration has held discussions regarding the possibility of "geo-engineering" the earth's climate to counter global warming by "shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays." However, such programs are already being conducted by government-affiliated universities, government agencies, and on a mass scale through chemtrail spraying . . .
Earlier this year, KSLA news investigation found that a substance that fell to earth from a high altitude chemtrail contained high levels of Barium (6.8 ppm) and Lead (8.2 ppm) as well as trace amounts of other chemicals including arsenic, chromium, cadmium, selenium and silver. Of these, all but one are metals, some are toxic while several are rarely or never found in nature. . . Full story: prisonplanet.com
Bilderberg 2009, 14 16 May in Athens, Greece?
The reinforcement of the IMF, World Bank, OECD, etc., decided at the G20 is the use of old formula to keep control of the world. But will it succeed? The G20 conference adopted the credo "No Protectionism Permitted," because it should stop their insane dreams. . . Several sources indicate this year's Bilderberg meeting will take place in just over a month's time.
Full story: floydanderson.gnn.tv
Scientists Discover Active Thermitic Material in WTC Dust
April 3, 2009 A new study by independent scientists and researchers suggests the cause behind the catastrophic destruction of World Trade Center Towers on September 11th can be seen in the dust itself: active thermitic material, a highly engineered explosive.
The study, published today in The Open Chemical Physics Journal, describes a finding of "red/gray bi-layered chips" in samples of dust taken from vicinity of the World Trade Center following its destruction. Using tools such as a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS) to analyze the material, the study authors concluded that, "the red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic."
The study's finding lends new support to the demolition theory put forth by critics of the official reports.
At a time when the American public is finding it difficult to understand the full story behind the current economic crisis, findings of a demolition raise new questions about how the 'War on Terror'an enormous source of recent American spendingwas started. . . Full story: republicbroadcasting.org stj911.org
Comment: Aliens and Banksters are employing "subterfuge" to destroy the Goyim as instructed in the Babylonian Talmud, Baba Kamma 113a
Until the Day Star arise in Your Heart
The Lord God expressed His love for Adam's unlovable race in Jesus Christ, who was "despised and shunned by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; He was despised as one from whom men hide their faces, and we did not care" (Isaiah 53:3).
It is easy to love those who love you: Jesus loved those who did not love Him, and just before He was put to death by the one nation He came to redeem He said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." They were deceived by blasphemous Talmudic lies and Cabalistic witchcraft that make the Word of God of no effect (Matthew 15:9). Today His 'parousia' Coming is "despised and shunned" by the denominational churches because it was according to His unchanging Word which their creeds had made of no effect to them (Revelation 3:17-20).
Jesus said, "If you love only those who love you, what merit is there in that? Even the corrupt tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your friends, how do you differ from those of the world? Do not even the heathen do the same? You, therefore, are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 4:46-48).
The Fall brought death upon all creation and God's unchanging Word demands "life for life," but because every son of Adam was "born in sin, shaped in iniquity, and came into the world speaking lies" (Psalm 51:5-6; 58:3) no man was able to sacrifice an acceptable life, so the only way the debt of sin could be paid was by the death of God Himself. In Jesus God was born of Adam's racefree from sin because of the virgin birth. In Christ God paid sin's penalty for every child of Adam who receives His pardon and eternal Life, acknowledging by faith that He bore their sins and carried them away as typed by the two goats on Israel's Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16; 23:26-32). One goat was slain as a sin offering, and the sins and iniquities were put on the head of the second goat which carried them away to a land uninhabited so that there could be no more remembrance of sin.
Living, He loved me. Dying He saved me.
Buried, He carried my sins far away.
Rising, He justified freely forever.
Someday He's coming, oh, glorious day!
From the moment of conception you were condemned to death, but God provided a loophole in the Law: one and only one provision whereby a near kinsman could pay the debt of sin you owe God. Four thousand years of animal sacrifices could not remit sin or save one person because animals are without a soul that can come back in redemption, which is why they may be killed for food. Not being kinsmen they cannot be "raised again for our justification" as evident from John's baptism which testified a sinner's "repentance" in anticipation of the coming Messiah by whose substitutionary death the sins of any person of faith in Adam's race would be remitted (Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:38-39). Matthew 27:25 and Hebrews 6:1-8 tell the fate of the Israelites who witnessed and rejected the ministry of God in Christ, and Revelation 22:17-19 foretells the fate of everyone who has witnessed God's ministry in the New Testament saints, particularly in this holy convocation.
Like the animals, God is not kin to man, and as a Spirit He could not fulfill the penalty of death. Because Adam's Redeemer must be a sinless near kinsman He was born by a virgin of Adam's race without human male instrumentality: human ovum or sperm would reproduce sinful flesh and not God's Holy One (Psalm 16:10). Our Redeemer was not associated with Cain and His race which is unrelated to Adam and his race, yet today, "as it was in the days of Noah," massive numbers of people, because they are related to Cain, have no kinsman Redeemer. This means their names were never in the Book of Life, which is the genealogy of Adam, and they are born lost.
The original sin was adultery by miscegenation between Eve and the Serpent, a man-like creature before God changed every bone in his body and cast him onto his belly. Satan incarnate this beast to become the vicarious father of Cain, and in our day he has inspired a repetition of the original sin on a global scale "as it was in the days of Noah" (Genesis 6:1-13; Matthew 24:37). "Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the Life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart," the kings of the earth, the great political and religious leaders, and the rich men, chief captains, and mighty men have renamed miscegenation "multiculturalism," which is now mandated through their wicked United Nations so that legislation penalizes any who dare disparage this sin and fills nations with inassimilable peoples made refugees by 'the City of London' as it steals the resources of their homelands (Ephesians 4:18). Impervious to faith, these men of renown are guilty of genocide since the offspring of intermarriage with Cain's race cannot breed back into Adam's race and onto the Book of Life.
The virgin birth was the means by which the first of many God-men was physically born into Adam's race free from even a taint of sin as we His Brothers and Sisters are re-born free from sin with the promise of glorified bodies. But He was more than a Man, Messiah was God, the Logos manifest in flesh (John 1:14; Hebrews 2:9-18). I Timothy 3:16, "Without controversy the mystery of our faith is great: God was manifest in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels [or messengers like John the Baptist, the apostolic fathers, Paul and Brother Branham], preached among the nations, believed on by men everywhere, and taken up in glory." Numerous Scriptures state that Jesus Christ is none other than God Himself manifest in flesh, for instance, Isaiah 7:14/Matthew 1:23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1; 20:28, Romans 9:5, Titus 2:13, Hebrews 1:8, I John 5:20 Revelation 1:8 and 15:3.
This Man, who is "the beginning of the creation of God" (Revelation 3:14)not the beginning of God's creation, which was the Sun, Moon, rivers and treesbut the beginning of God creating Himself a part of creation just two thousand years ago, was stripped naked and scourged by Roman soldiers who laid lashes without number. A sacrifice had to be flayed and inspected for blemishes before it was offered, but it was Pilate's intent that Jesus, whom he considered innocent, should be thoroughly disfigured, hoping thus to satisfy the Jews, awaken their sympathy and influence them in their decision between Barabbas and Christ. It is probable He was bound in a stooping position over a low block and scourged with twisted thongs of leather interwoven with lead or bones to increase the tension of the lash and render its blows more fearful. After His scourging He was stripped and dressed in a scarlet robe, crowned with thorns, and with a reed in His right hand. "They knelt before Him, and mocked, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they spat on Him, and taking the reed, smote Him on the head, dressed Him in His own garment and led Him away to be crucified. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene [now Tripoli], Simon by name: and compelled him to bear Jesus' cross" (Matthew 27:27-31).
Jesus is the only Man to come into the likeness of God, for He is God, and with flayed back He was stripped naked, and put to public shame on the Cross, "being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree" (Deuteronomy 21:23; Galatians 3:13).
When He cried out in dying, "It is finished"! The power of sin and the Law that imputed sin died (Romans 5; Colossians 2:14). He had "destroyed the works of the Devil" which were to enslave man in death (I John 3:8, 14; Hebrews 2:14-15; Matthew 27:50-53; Ephesians 4:8). As the true Passover Lamb, Jesus had fulfilled the propitiation for our sins, and as the two goats He had completed the true Atonement (John 1:29; I John 2:2). He had fulfilled the Law (Matthew 5:17; 27:51), finished the sixty-ninth of Daniel's Seventy Weeks (Daniel 9:24-26) thus suspending God's dealings with Israel as a nation until the close of the Gentile dispensation (Isaiah 29:9-12; Micah 5:3; Romans 11:25). He inaugurated the kingdom of God, and purchased a world washed from its sins in His own blood (Revelation 1:5), to restore to Eden's perfection.
As the real Temple of the living God was rent on Calvary, the veil separating the Holy of Holies from the people was torn from top to bottom by an earthquake, showing it was God's doing (John 2:19-21) and that the Holy of Holies was empty. The Ark of the Covenant which had the Mercy Seat where the blood was sprinkled on the day of Atonement had been absent since the time of the Captivity and the high priest deceived the Israelites to believe that the sacrifices on the Day of Atonement were legitimate and that he saw the Shekinah of God's Presence when he entered the Holy of Holies, but it departed in 594BC and never returned to that temple made with human hands but took its abode in the Temple of Jesus of Nazareth at His baptism by John. Since Pentecost it abides in every Christian (Ezekiel 10; Matthew 3:16-17; Acts 2:3-4). The earthquake also overturned the blocks on which the priests frayed and examined the carcasses for blemishes, showing sacrifice was done away since, "by one offering He has perfected for ever those who are sanctified" (Hebrews 10:14-20). And for three hours there was darkness over the whole land of Israel.
Jesus' mortal spirit broke up and His Body was buried, but His soul entered His theophany, in which form He visited the place of the departed, where the elect in Paradise were separated from sinners in torment awaiting the White Throne Judgment. Presenting Himself as the Deliverer prophesied from Adam to John the Baptist, He vindicated the faith of the righteous and condemned the unrighteous. Then He returned to the tomb and resurrected His body in glorified form. In this form Mary Magdalene encountered Jesus who said, "Touch Me not; for I have not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and tell them, I will ascend to My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God." Had Mary touched Him she would have desecrated His sanctified condition before He had cleansed the heavenly sanctuary with His own Blood of the accumulated sins of four thousand years, for the blood of bulls and goats could cover but not remit sins (John 20:1-18).
After cleansing the sanctuary He descended back to the place of the departed and led those who had been captive of Death captives of eternal Life. The Old Testament saints put on glorified flesh, appeared to many in old Jerusalem for forty days, and ascended with Him to Heaven. Paradise was a temporary place where the Old Testament saints under the animal blood of the altar of sacrifice dwelt in theophany pending their Redeemer and full adoption as the New Testament saints waited under the altar of incense in the Sixth Dimension for Christ's 'parousia' Coming in 1963 when heavens were emptied for a short space when "the Lord came with ten thousands of His saints [being one with the Word]. To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him" (Jude 14-15; I Thessalonians 4:14-16).
Since God cannot change in His nature or His ways, the close of the Hebrew dispensation in unbelief set the pattern for the Gentile dispensation to end in unbelief (Romans 11:32). One Nisan 14 in the near future, the greatest earthquake since men were upon earth will sink Los Angeles and a 1,500 by 300 400 mile section of earth beneath the ocean and split the mount of Olives, demolishing the Dome of the Rock and igniting the "hot" stage of World War III (Revelation 16:18-19; 18:21-24). Not only this will mark the end of the Gentile dispensation, it will initiate the real global economic crisis because the state of California has the tenth largest economy in the world and the US dollar will sink with Los Angeles. This tells us we have at least one more year before the close of the Gentile dispensation during which Rome and the Black Nobility, and the banksters and merchants of Hollywood "by whose sorceries all nations were deceived" (Revelation 18) will continue to loot nations and peoples with the International Monetary Fund's Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)a form of global fiat money created out of thin air, which can only compound the present demise and return the world to serfdom under Mammon.
Revelation 6:12-14, "The sun will become black as sackcloth, and the full moon will become like blood; and the stars of heaven will fall to the earth as a fig tree casts her unripe figs when shaken by a violent wind. The sky will depart like a scroll when it is rolled up. And every mountain and island will be dislodged" when "the seventh angel [William Branham] pours out his Vial into the air; and a loud voice from the throne in the sanctuary declares, "It is finished." All Seven Vials have been poured out upon the non-elect church to separate and distinguish the foolish virgin from the hypocrites in the ordeal of jealousy (Revelation 15:1 16:17), then Satan is cast down to earth and the first resurrection and manifestation of the Sons of God can commence. "There will be voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earthso mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city [Jerusalem] will be divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations will fall: God will remember great Babylon [Rome], and make her drink the cup of the fury of His wrath. Every island will flee, no mountains will be found, and great hailstones as big as hundredweights, will fall from heaven onto the people below, and men will blaspheme God because the plague of hail is so fearful" (Revelation 16:17-21).
The resurrection of the New Testament saints will commence three days after the earthquake, and we who are alive and remain will plead with friends, family and acquaintances that under no circumstances should they take the mark of the beast, which is Trinitarianism, or serve Rome and her harlot daughters, and when the mark comes to be forced they should prefer martyrdom whereby they will maintain their name on the Book of Life. Like Jesus after the first crucifixion, most of those to whom we witness will be souls imprisoned in chains of unbelief from which they can never be loosed, having come to the place of no more repentance, like Esau. This will bring a persecution upon the saints, not by angry individuals alone, but by the authorities also, after the third day. And as Brother Branham forewarned, we will be hunted and persecuted in order to bring us in desperation to exercise our faith, whereby we will manifest by the 'third pull' that we are the Sons of God receiving grace for translation faith.
It was on the third day following the crucifixion that our faith became real. John 20:18-19, "Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken to her [saying He must present the sacrifice that is raised for our justification, and cleanse the sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints]. On the evening of the same day, the doors being shut where the disciples met, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, Peace be with you." His resurrection brought us victory over death, hell and the grave.
Easter was originally 'Eostre,' a Saxon goddess in honour of whom sacrifices were offered about the time of the Passover. Hence the name came to be given to the Catholic festival of the Resurrection of Christ, which occurred at the time of the Passover. In the early English Bibles this word was frequently used as the translation of the Greek 'pascha' (Passover). Since the Authorized (KJV) Version, the word "Passover" is used in all passages in which this word pascha occurred, except in Acts 12:4 which refers to the pagan festival of Easter observed by king Herod who worshipped Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the Moon goddess, queen of heaven, and mother of the Gods, whose name, Ishtar, has the same pronunciation. The worship of Bel and Astarte was introduced into Britain by the Celts who migrated from the East in very early times and whose Druids, "the priests of the groves," introduced this form of the original Babylonian apostasy by which, soon after the Flood, the human race was beguiled from the worship of the true God to the worship of Satan.
Paganism was first "christianized" into the Judaeo-Roman Catholic religion, so that Christianity would eventually be paganized for minds not taught by the Scriptures and illuminated by the Spirit of Truth in order to accomplish Satan's object at the end of the age, when "darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people" in this hypocritically "gray" era "not day, nor night" (Isaiah 60:2; Zechariah 14:7). Jesus pondered, "When the Son of Man comes, shall He find faith on the earth" (Luke 18:8), and He found it in one man through whom He disclosed the revelation of the Seven Seals and revealed Himself by the Messianic sign "as it was in the days of Lot" (Luke 17:28-30).
Christian faith is utterly irreconcilable with any and all religions, particularly in its doctrine of sin and atonement, and also in that it is based on the incontrovertibly attested fact of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Small pieces of bone from Peshawar in Pakistan, believed have formed part of the body of Buddha himself, are housed and worshipped in the great Buddhist shrine at Mandalay. The whole Buddhist world rejoiced mightily at this recovery of such precious relics of its Founder. But if any, even the smallest authentic scrap of the body of Christ were discovered, Christianity would be a proven fraud. Paul well understood the very pagan philosophies now being revived; and meeting them at Athens and in Corinth, the centres of Grecian philosophy, he advisedly made the whole issue to hang upon the fact of the then recent resurrection of Christ (Acts 17:30-31; I Corinthians 15).
Politically, economically, intellectually and also spiritually, the world situation is fast being unified. Satan is aiming at, and working for, one universal kingdom that is to be avowedly under the sovereignty of his nominee, Antichrist, the white horse rider who was crowned Pope under the First Seal. As "that Man of Sin, the son of perdition" this false prophet, now riding the pale horse, will be incarnate by Satan at the end of the Gentile dispensation and as the beast he will receive the name "Death, and Hell will follow with Him. And power will be given to them over the redeemable [or saved] part of the earth, to kill with war and with famine, and with death, and with ferocious, bestial earth-bound men." To accomplish this grand end it is indispensable that everywhere the Gospel has had public influence should be once again paganized: the Judaeo-Roman church and her apostate daughters are Satan's instrument to achieve this object in conjunction with the Jewry (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 13).
Pasch, or the Passover, though not of Apostolic institution, was very early observed by many professing Christians, in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Christ. That festival agreed originally with the time of the Passover, when Christ was crucified, a period which, in the days of Tertullian, at the end of the second century, was believed to have been the 23rd of March. That festival was not idolatrous, and it was preceded by no Lent. "It ought to be known," said Cassianus, the monk of Marseilles, writing in the fifth century and contrasting the primitive Church with the Church in his day, "that the observance of the forty days had no existence so long as the perfection of that primitive Church remained inviolate." The forty days' abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess.
To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skilful adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Christianitynow far sunk in idolatryin this as in so many other things, to shake hands. The instrument in accomplishing this amalgamation was moving the date of Christ's birth a full four years later than the truth. That Christians should ever think of introducing the Pagan abstinence of Lent was a sign of evil that inevitably led to deeper degradation. The Judaeo-Roman church has held five different dates for the birth of Christ ranging from October to May. He was of course born about the time of Passover as Scripture says (Luke 3:23), and not in December, which is the birthday of the Sun god.
In Polycarp's time the apostate first church of Rome was adopting this feast of the goddess of spring that evolved into what we now call Easter. The underlying motive for the change was the tendency in the hearts of the more popular bishops to please the public. Whatever the crowd wanted, "That was the custom." And the pagan crowd wanted pagan feasts and ceremonies. The First Nicaea Council of AD325, which lasted ten months and twelve days, introduced the pagan trinity of gods, fixed the date of Easter and organized the Roman State Church. Thus today we see Ecumenism, Vatican II, the World Council of Churches, Parliament of Religions and Interfaith organizations meeting in opposition to the revealed Word of God who is a separator (Genesis 13:5-15; Numbers 23:9; Amos 3:3; Matthew 25:6; I Corinthians 6:14-18; Revelation 18:1-4). Jesus called His Church "a little flock" yet today we find Mega churches, the Charismatic movement, a prosperity gospel, and at the other extreme Rothschild's Salvation Army that believes almost nothing; none of these have "studied with the objective of showing themselves approved unto God by rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (II Timothy 2:15). In 1963 "it transpired that churches would no longer tolerate sound doctrine; but to satisfy their own desires they gathered up teachers who would tickle their ears, and turning from listening to what the Bible says to blithely follow their own misguided ideas, they have wandered off into fables" (II Timothy 4:3-4).
Since the apostolic faith is restored and "the mystery of God is finished" (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7), Christ's end-time Bride understands that Israel's feast of Passover was fulfilled two thousand years ago, along with the feast of Unleavened Bread, animal sacrifice, circumcision and sabbath day observance (Acts 15:28-29; Matthew 11:28-29; Galatians 4:1 5:9; Colossians 2:16-20; Hebrews 3:1 4:11); moreover, the antitype of the Pentecostal feast is about to be fulfilled. Christians understand that the Passover is not of apostolic institution and that every day is resurrection day for someone somewhere.
In Newsletter 574 we found that before our soul can be married to Christ the Word, or born-again, the "old man" must be dead, not just divorced, he must be dead to us, you must have a self-crucifixion before you can have a resurrection. You must die to your old thoughts and ways, and believe God's thoughts, which are His unchanging Word, and follow His ways. If God says that Israel, which observed a sabbath day for almost two thousand years, yet did not enter into "His rest," you should seek the rest of God, not lean to your own understanding and their works program. According to Deuteronomy 16:2, 5-6, Isaiah 11:10 and 66:1, the Lord will only receive the sacrifice of your praise in the place He has chosen to put His Name. Outside of that place your sacrifice is rejected for that alone is the "place of His rest." It is the present Truth. If you are trying to work your way to heaven by observing days and months and times, you have never entered the Place of His rest, or been born-again.
Christians have no particular day assigned for worship, and while sabbath keeping might make you "feel good," multitudes "feel good" making the Haj, Aliya, or eating chocolate. Jesus magnified the Law, so that our sabbath is twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. Our sabbath is the baptism with the Holy Spirit which births us into Christ. Psychology apart from faith in the present Truth of God's Word will ensure you do not enter the Kingdom. Meanwhile you might "feel good" blithely following your misguided ideas all the way into the great tribulation.
If there is something you do not understand in God's Word or in the Message of His Prophet, ask your minister, and believe and obey what you have read until the Lord answers your prayers with understanding. Too many within the circle of this Message believe that because they have audio and text of the Message they can bypass the fivefold ministry, avoid the inconvenience of attending service and the imposition of tithes. They forget that the learned high priest, Levites and rabbis, together with their nation studied the Words of Moses and the prophets but rejected their last two prophets, and following misguided ideas based of the Talmud, they crucified the very God they claimed to worship. Jesus rebuked Satan, saying, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God".
Christianity is not a "do-in-yourself" religion; it is the faith of Jesus Christ which is the mind of God in you. You must learn His way and follow that narrow path, not offer Him a better idea of your own. Hebrews 10:25 instructs us not to forsake the assembling together with brethren of like precious faith. And Ephesians 4 tells us God placed a fivefold ministry in His Church as gifts ordained to bring you to maturity in the unity of the faith and equip you to build up the Body of Christ and continue building until the resurrection and translation.
Certainly the world is in gross darkness because there is a famine for hearing the revealed Word of God, and as we live in the end-time, those in whom the Day Star has arisen are the "little flock." Brother Branham's congregation was not native to Jeffersonville but saints who had relocated from across the nation and around the world. Many Churches in this Message are likewise. Have you searched? nl575.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.