Bible Believers' Newsletter 595
"We focus on the present Truth — what Jesus is doing now. . ."
We greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate your fellowship.
You will need to put on your "thinking caps" and have your Bible open as you study our main article so that you can distinguish the narration in parentheses from the chronology of events described in the Book of Revelation.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Same-Sex Unions accepted by Evangelical Lutherans
August 21, 2009 — Evangelical Lutheran Church in America delegates meeting in Minneapolis voted 559-441 Friday to allow churches to hire gay pastors in relationships. The nation's largest Lutheran denomination previously allowed pastors to be gay, but only if celibate. Delegates also approved a resolution which will allow but not require pastors to bless same-sex unions. The moves were welcomed by advocates of full gay inclusion, but traditionalists were dismayed. Many traditionalists speaking at the Church wide Assembly predicted it would split the denomination, much as more conservative Episcopal congregations have left that denomination after the installation of a gay bishop. . . Full story: ajc.com
Comment: Luke 17:28-30, "As it was in the days of Lot"accepted by apostate Lutherans but abomination to God.
Ex-ISI Chief says Purpose of New Afghan Intelligence Agency RAMA is 'to destabilize Pakistan'
August 12, 2009 — Retired Maj. Gen. Hamid Gul, Director General of the ISI says, the US wanted to "reach out to the Central Asian oilfields" and "open the door there", which "was a requirement of corporate America, because the Taliban had not complied with their desire to allow an oil and gas pipeline to pass through Afghanistan. UNOCAL is a case in point. They wanted to keep the Chinese out. They wanted to give a wider security shield to the state of Israel, and they wanted to include this region into that shield. And that's why they were talking at that time very hotly about a 'greater Middle East.' They were redrawing the map."
Second, the war "was to undo the Taliban regime because they had enforced Shariah," or Islamic law, which, "in the spirit of that system, if it is implemented anywhere, would mean an alternative socio-monetary system. And that they [the City of London - Ed] would never approve" [Hence the dismissal of Australian PM Gough Whitlam – Ed].
Third, it was "to go for Pakistan's nuclear capability", something that used to be talked about "under their lip", "but now they are openly talking about". This was the reason the US "signed this strategic deal with India and this was brokered by Israel. So there is a nexus now between Washington, Tel Aviv, and New Delhi."
While achieving some of these aims, "there are many things which are still left undone," he continued, "because they are not winning on the battlefield. And no matter what maps you draw in your mind, no matter what plans you make, if you cannot win on the battlefield, then it comes to naught. And that is what is happening to America."
"Besides, the American generals, I have a professional cudgel with them," Gul added. "They lack character. They know that a job cannot be done, because they know—I cannot believe that they didn't realize that the objectives are being mixed up here—they could not stand up to men like Rumsfeld and to Dick Cheney. They could not tell them. I think they cheated the American nation, the American people. This is where I have a problem with the American generals, because a general must show character. He must say that his job cannot be done. He must stand up to the politicians. But these generals did not stand up to them". . .
As a further example of the lack of character in the US military leadership, General Gul cited the "victory" in Iraq. "George Bush said that it was a victory. That means the generals must have told him 'We have won!' They had never won. This was all bunkum . . . And if they are now saying that with 17,000 more troops they can win in Afghanistan—or even double that figure if you like—they cannot. Now this is a professional opinion I am giving . . . the Mossad is sitting [across the Durand line, from Afghanistan], RAW is sitting—the Indian intelligence agency—they have the umbrella of the US. And now they have created another organization which is called RAMA. It may be news to you that very soon this intelligence agency—of course, they have decided to keep it covert—but it is Research and Analysis Milli Afghanistan. That's the name. The Indians have helped create this organization, and its job is mainly to destabilize Pakistan" . . .
Full story: foreignpolicyjournal.com
Comment: Before the Taliban . . . captured Kabul in September 1996 the opium production volume was 4,500 tons a year. Then gradually the Taliban came down hard upon the poppy growing. It was reduced to around 50 tons in the last year of the Taliban. That was the year 2001. . . last year the volume was at 6,200 tons. American military aircraft are being used to traffic arms and drugs.
Read the comments: Homeland Security [is] not there to prevent the terror but to administer it. . . Instead of containment of China America wasted its resource . . . provoking Muslims and labeling them as terrorists . . . now the genie called China got bigger and powerful . . . and this is the right time for China-Russia nexus to exploit the anti-west sentiments in the Islamic worlds and turn the tide against the west. . . Sibel: Bin Laden worked for the US until 9/11.
As an asset of the City of London, Zionist aggression has set the stage for Ezekiel 38 and 39. Iran and Islam, China and Russia have been provoked and bullied into taking the opportunity to invade the terrorist states of Israel and the USA respectively following the soon-coming earthquakes as "the City" dispenses with political Zionism and political Islam. See The Prophecy of Oded Yinon: Is the US Waging Israel's Wars?
Did the Federal Government hide a Flu Epidemic in 1993 and Why?
August 17, 2009 — For decades now, since the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, US life expectancy has progressively risen. But federal government documents reveal a sudden unexplained increase in the US death rate in 1993, so severe as to cause a decline in US life expectancy for the first time in over 8 decades . . . The big difference from prior years was that elderly Americans were getting free flu shots . . .
Now the big question comes to mind. Was the flu vaccine in 1993 lethal in some way? . . There is a hint of evidence in Europe that either a deadly flu virus or a "death vaccine" was in circulation that year. . . Could there have been some deadly vaccine in use in the US in 1993? . .
Full story: newswithviews.com
The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme will cause Genocide
I am going to quote the plans behind this fraudulent push of Global Warming, in the enemy's own words:
"At present the population of the world is increasing at about 58,000 per diem [daily]. War, so far, has had no very great effect on this increase . . . War . . . has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could spread throughout the world once in every generation, survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full. . . The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of that? Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people's" (Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society, 1951).
"In order to stabilize world populations, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it's just as bad not to say it" (Jacques Cousteau, Recipient in 1977 of the United Nations International Environmental Prize).
"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?" (Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN Earth Summit, June 1992).
"We need to radically and intelligently reduce human populations to fewer than one billion" (Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace).
"A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. . . We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions" (Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb).
"Clearly population stabilization and then reduction has to be part of a suite of measures that ensure the cuts in emissions that the Government has promised" – (Sandra Kanck, President of Sustainable Population Australia).
"In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation" (Prince Philip, Founder of the WWF, ACF, and bankroller of the environmentalist movement. Quoted in Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 1988).
You hear it in their own words what this Global Warming fraud is . . . a policy to collapse industry, collapse agriculture, send the population back into a dark age, and radically reduce the population. This is genocide. It is as clear as day!
So, in fighting a war, don't try to nibble at your enemy's toes, attack the enemy's intention: These guys are pushing to collapse industry, denying economic development. This policy is genocide, and some of them know it, as you see from their own mouths, and some are just too stupid to realize it.
Many people around the place today would prefer that what I say here today is never said, that nobody ever says this. But, the truth is, these policies, being forced on a world of 6.8 billion people, will mean unbelievable genocide, and the moral question for us is, do we want to go along with that?!
Full story: cecaust.com.au
The Countdown toward Breakdown
August 14, 2009 — The Paradigm Shift continues to displace the power centers and introduce new ones. Those bright souls who ignore the shift will be well prepared for systems that soon do not stand. The Americans are the last to know, oblivious to the global shift in progress. They continue to seek a return to normalcy, when old conditions are as gone as a baby's innocence during teen years. The crux of the matter is that the United States is no longer in control of its fate. Meetings with creditor nation leaders result in new orders given, and new policy directives enacted. Comparisons are made with China, but they too are a distraction. China can embark on its own path, can stimulate with huge sums of money, since they have actual savings. The US has massive debts, as insolvency has infiltrated to destroy systems pertaining to banking, home mortgages, federal operations, and industry. The nation is as hollowed out as its leaders are compromised. The major theme of this decade is US Govt. leaders working hidden agendas for personal and family gain within a syndicate in full view to see.
For those looking to dismiss the rumors of a widely orchestrated plan to shut down the US banking system, for whatever stated or actual reasons, perhaps attention should be directed at the US Dept of Homeland Security (HSA) and the Federal Emergency Mgmt Agency (FEMA). Not only are they spanning the nation in making tentative preparations for a series of bank holidays, but they are working to enlist the police forces at the state and city level under the federal law enforcement system, in addition to the national hospital system. Anecdotal stories stream in from around the country, impossible to ignore. Who knows what legal grounds or unfolding events precede such a development? Watch a turf battle perhaps between HSA and the FBI. To be sure, tremendous stress is at work within US Govt. agencies, ministries, and elsewhere. My focus is primarily on the financial impacts, never to be swayed by official stories and pronouncements. Mine is not a concern for over-arching networks of power in control, but for breakdowns of the individual systems. Let the billionaires fight among themselves, as our role is to protect our own wealth and to avoid congames.
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Your Body Literally Glows with Light
Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels which can be seen with the naked eye. In fact, virtually all living creatures emit very weak light.
To learn more about this faint visible light, scientists in Japan employed extraordinarily sensitive cameras capable of detecting single photons. Five healthy male volunteers in their 20's were placed bare-chested in front of the cameras in complete darkness in light-tight rooms for 20 minutes every three hours.
The researchers found the body glow rose and fell over the day, with its lowest point at 10 AM and its peak at 4 PM, dropping gradually after that. These findings suggest there is light emission linked to the body clock, most likely due to how metabolic rhythms fluctuate over the course of the day.
Faces glowed more than the rest of the body. This might be because faces are more tanned than the rest of the body, since they get more exposure to sunlight. . . Full story: mercola.com
Comment: Brother Branham said, "Your body is full of light. X-ray proves that. The x-ray does not have any light of its own. It's your light that it uses. You're born with four rays. . . And every time you take a x-ray picture, you're tearing them rays down. That's the reason you don't have no more . . . you're made up, full of light cells. Now, that's cosmic light. . . they took a brother that prayed for the sick . . . then put a piece of lead foil . . . between the man and the man that was praying. . . showed a visible reflection of a ray coming out of his hand, going to the other man. . . God knew what He meant when He said, "They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover" (The Uncertain Sound #16:3R p. 5:37, 56-58).
The Millennium Tabernacle – Part II
Revelation 11:14-19, "The Second Woe is past; behold, the Third Woe comes quickly. And the seventh angel trumpeted; and there were loud voices in the heaven shouting, The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and His Christ's; and He shall reign forever and ever (Daniel 7:14). And the twenty-four elders who sit before God on their thrones, fell on their faces, and worshipped God [as on the day of Atonement] saying, We give You thanks Lord God Almighty, who is and was; because You have taken Your great power, and have begun to reign. And the apostate heathen raged, and Your wrath has come (Psalm 2), and the time for the dead to be judged (consoling the Fifth Seal Israelites under the Sacrifice Altar martyred for their Mosaic faith from Pentecost to the close of the Gentile dispensation, with the assurance swift judgment will be meted upon the transgressors – Revelation 6:10-11), and that You should give reward to Your servants the prophets, and the saints, and all who revere Your Name, both small and great; and destroy those who are destroying the earth."
"Then the temple of God which in heaven was opened, and the Ark of His Covenant was seen in His Sanctuary: and there were flashes of lightning, and voices, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a great hail".
The Bible is not written in chronological order to be read like a newspaper thus Revelation 10:1 – 11:13 found between the Sixth and the Seventh Trumpets are in parenthesis. These verses foretell God's dealings with Christ's end-time Bride under the Seventh Seal before the Seventh Trumpet sounds, and His dealings with Israel under the Sixth Seal as the Seventh Trumpet opens eternal Life to the elect Israelites while bringing condemnation on the world. In order to follow the strict chronology of God's dealings with Israel we must read Revelation 11:14 after Revelation 9:21.
In the visions of Ezekiel 10:4 and 11:23 the Shekinah of God's Presence departed the temple, signaling the commencement of the "times of the Gentiles." The return of "the glory of the God of Israel from the East" is foretold in Ezekiel 43:1-12 and prophesied between the Sixth and Seventh Seals in the parenthesis of Revelation 7. Verses 2-8 describe the sealing of the 144,000 elect Israelites under the Sixth Seal when they recognize the return of "the glory of the God of Israel from the East" in Christ's unseen parousia Coming in the Office Son of Man (Zechariah 12:9 – 14:9); verses 9-17 reveal Christ's Bride of all Ages resurrected and translated under the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet.
The Seventh Trumpet signals the close of the Gentile dispensation, shatters the "silence in heaven" and commences Daniel's Seventieth Week with the "hot stage" of World War III (Ezekiel 38-39), presaging the Third Woe of earth's birth pains for renewal. The heavenly Temple is the archetype of the earthly Temple (Exodus 25:9, 40) symbolizing the Kingdom of God on earth: first the Theocracy, and finally the mystic Body of Christ. In Revelation 11:19 the Ark of God's Covenant made flesh in all its glory is seen in the Holy of Holies opening the way into the Presence once Israel fulfills the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel by their recognition of Christ's atoning Work. This will be the sign of Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel (Daniel 7:9; Zechariah 14:4-5; Matthew 24:30; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7, 14; 14:14). Christ is the mystery of God revealed, the archetype of the wooden Ark, disclosing the profound mysteries of the True Covenant and bringing redemption to the elect Israelites through their manifestation of Christian faith of which the Law was but a shadow, and judgment on the entire world. The vision is followed by lightnings of revelation, the voices of Scriptural witnesses in confirmation, thunders of the Voice of God, earthquake, and great hail in judgment (Isaiah 28:2, 17; Revelation 16:21).
Under the Seventh Trumpet the lost Ark, the Old Covenant token of God's Presence with Israel, is replaced by a revelation of Jesus Christ and the days of the Old Covenant will be neither missed nor thought about, nor will it be reconstructed (Jeremiah 3:16). The Most Holy Place is where the Ark stood in the Holy of Holies, but when the sixth purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel is fulfilled, the Holy of Holies will be in the heart of the 144,000 elect Israelites where Jesus Christ and His Bride will abide for eternity (Daniel 9:24; Jeremiah 31:31-34).
Brother Branham said, "the most Holy, which will be the Tabernacle that'll be used during the Millennium . . . described in Ezekiel 43:1-6" (61-0730E, The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to DANIEL, par. 118; 61-0806, The Seventieth Week of Daniel, par. 48).
The Book of Revelation is portrayed in Old Testament symbols that remain meaningful to the Christian dispensation. In our preview of Daniel's Seventieth Week the parenthesis of Revelation 11:1-13 shows Christ's end-time Bride given a reed like a rod of iron, signifying the unbending Absolute of THUS SAITH THE LORD that dissolves all doubt and destroys all error (Psalm 2:9; Revelation 2:27). As the Revelation of Jesus Christ completes the canon (Heb.) 'kaneh,' reed or measure of Scripture through which the Spirit speaks, "the mystery of God is finished," and the time of Israel's reconciliation has come.
The Prophet said we have today, by God's help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. "Then that which is in part is done away with. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child; but when I become a man, I put away childish things" (64-0823E, COD, par. 57; I Corinthians 13:10-11).
Paraphrasing Revelation 11:1-2, "A reed (Heb.) 'kaneh' like an unbending rod, indicating the severest, most rigorous rule was given to . . . (insert your name) . . . and the Angel, Christ (Revelation 10:1-11), stood, saying, Rise, and measure the Temple of God, (Gk.) 'naos,' the Holy of Holies and the altar of incense or Holy Place, and them that worship therein. (Since Calvary the veil of the Temple is done away – Matthew 27:51; Ezekiel 41:22; Hebrews 9:8-12). But the court without the Temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given to the Gentiles: and they will tread the holy city under foot forty-two months" the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. The Temple represents the ideal kingdom or theocracy and only Israelites identified by faith with the Altar of Incense are numbered (Revelation 7:4-8; 14:1-5); "saved" non-elect Israelites under the Fifth Seal identified with the Altar of Sacrifice through martyrdom in witness of the Law (Revelation 6:9-11).
In Ezekiel 40:3 – 42, the immense outer court of the Millennium Temple is measured—500 reeds on each side—an area of almost three square miles, considerably more than Old Jerusalem and Solomon's Temple, signifying "Even the Gentiles will I bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My House of Prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted upon My Altar; for My House shall be called a House of Prayer for all peoples" (Isaiah 56:7; Matthew 21:13). In Revelation 21:15-27 the measured Temple expands into New Jerusalem, the measured City of God, as the Holy of Holies became one with the Holy Place, and the unmeasured outer court of Revelation 11:2 expands into the ideal domain of the world and the nations of the non-elect whose kings shall bring the tithe of their glory and honour into the Holy City, and depart in peace, taking a leaf from the Trees of Life, which are the twenty-four elders—Israel's twelve patriarchs from one side of the River of Life that flows from the throne of grace since Calvary, and the twelve apostles on the other side. Like the Lord's Supper, the leaves are a memorial, emblematic of the healing of the nations through Christ the King of Peace (Ezekiel 47:12; Isaiah 11:1-9).
In the heavenly Temple the revelations of the New Testament saints in seven Golden Vials will be offered up to God with "much incense" of the "huge portion of heaven" or fullness of the Word delivered to Christ's end-time Bride, without which the PART-Word Body could not be made perfect (Revelation 8:3-5; I Corinthians 13:10; Hebrews 11:39-40). According to a prophecy delivered to Brother Branham at a Full Gospel Business Men's breakfast in February 1961—"This in itself is that which will give and make come to pass the tremendous victory in the love divine" (Newsletter 592). This will take place at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal and sounding of the Seventh Trump which will call the "hot stage" of World War III as earthquakes sink Los Angeles and cleave the Mount of Olives at the close of the Gentile dispensation.
The measuring of Ezekiel's Temple signifies Israel's re-instruction in holiness and the Law prior to the revelation of its fulfillment in the New Covenant and the sifting of an election from the profane mass of blood Israelites who will return to the Homeland after hostilities at the start of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Malachi 4:4; 3:2-18; Isaiah 27:13; Jeremiah 3:12-18; 16:15; 31:8, etc). Essentially moral conditions are stipulated in Ezekiel 43:1-12 regarding the return of the glory to the Temple. Ezekiel 40-48 is not a pattern which God was going to accomplish by a simple fiat of His omnipotence. He requires Spiritual worship and submission by grace through faith and His abode in the Temple is contingent on the moral character of the people through faith. Only if they "finish the transgression, make an end of sins, make reconciliation for iniquity, and bring in everlasting righteousness [giving Him the supreme place in the Temple of their hearts will He take residence] and anoint the Most Holy Place" (Daniel 9:24). For "the law of the House declares the whole of the Temple mount shall be Most Holy" (Ezekiel 43:12) as it will be the abode of God in New Jerusalem, His elect. Revelation 21:22, "I saw no Temple there for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb is the Temple." This law is not to be confined only to the Holy of Holies as before; it will embrace the entire circumference occupied by the symbolical institutions of the Kingdom. All are to have one character of sacredness, because everything connected with them is to occupy a like position of "felt nearness" and enjoy equal access to God. So the pattern described by Ezekiel is that of a true theocracy, having God Himself for King, the people a true Kingdom of righteous priests.
This diagram illustrates God's desire to live and reign in the heart of His people. He can only be at one with and have the pre-eminence of His elect when we come to Him by three steps of grace through faith, which is revelation. First we must recognize the true oneness of the godhead: that Jesus Christ is God manifest in virgin-born flesh to pay the debt of sin we could not pay (I Timothy 3:16). With this revelation we repent of our past unbelief and are baptized by immersion in God's compound redemptive Name—LORD JESUS CHRIST—for the remission of those sins in public testimony of our faith (Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38-39; 4:12; Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 3:17; I Peter 3:12). This is justification by grace through faith, our acceptance of His proposal of marriage and our betrothal, but the worldly nature of the god of this evil age is still on our body, spirit and soul.
The second step is learning how to please our espoused Husband by separating ourselves from the world and the things of the world unto holiness. This is sanctification by faith in the shed Blood of Christ. As your blood cleanses the impurities from your body, the Blood of Christ cleanses impurities from His Body, the Church. God's only holy cleansing stream is the Blood of Jesus Christ because the Life is in the Blood, and that Life is His Word which we receive by faith or understanding. Sin is unbelief in God's revealed Word. Light on the Word scatters darkness, cleanses your mind for holiness and leaves sin no hiding place.
In Israel live water and the ashes of a heifer, a type of Christ crucified without the camp, was a separation from sin and uncleanliness (Numbers 19:9-10). Hebrews 9:13-14, "And if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who were unclean, sanctified their flesh from sin, how much more surely shall the Blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself a flawless sacrifice to God purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God"?
Ephesians 5:25-26, "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word," or revelation. Israel's waters of separation type faith, "for whatsoever is not of faith is sin" (Romans 14:23). When faith reveals you should not smoke or drink, cheat on tax, or dress immodestly, and that you should separate from inconvenient conversation, tithe and not fail to assemble with Brethren of like precious faith, that revealed Word washes your mortal spirit of such wrong desires, sets your mind in order of holiness, takes mastery over the worldly nature on your flesh and brings your body subject to the Word.
The third step is the baptism with the Holy Spirit and Fire that kills the worldly nature that was ruling as defacto husband and master of your soul, and quickens you, your soul, to eternal Life through a clear revelation of the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now. Unless we are walking in the Light God is manifesting now, we are not and cannot be born-again, for He is only writing epistles of lives manifesting the present Truth (I John 1:7; II Peter 1:12; II Corinthians 3:2); this is the invisible marriage union of the heavenly Bridegroom and His earthly Bride.
We must have the Message that conceived the Lutheran, Anglican and Presbyterian saints, but it cannot quicken the elect to eternal Life today: Luther's Age ended in 1750. Neither will the Messages of John Wesley or the Pentecostals baptize one into Christ in this day: the Philadelphian and Laodicean Church Ages ended in 1906 and 1963 respectively. All seven Church Ages are over: we live in the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal feast. Unless we recognize our day and our lives become written epistles of its Message, we cannot be born-again.
As redeemed man is the ultimate Temple of the Living God we may compare our body with the Outer Court of Solomon's Temple where the burnt offerings were slain and sacrificed, a type of justification by grace through faith whereby we approach unto the Lord and bring our physical senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell under subjection. The Holy Place where the Golden Lampstand and Table of shewbread stood before the Presence of God representing the Church and the 144,000 elect Israelites, and priests interceded before the Golden Altar of Incense in behalf of the congregation, types Scriptural sanctification whereby we draw near, having the senses of our mortal spirit, conscience, memory, imagination, reasoning and affection, under submission. While the Holy of Holies which is the Most Holy Place where the Lord was enthroned represents the baptism with the Holy Ghost or new birth by which He cleans and unites in Spiritual union with the safe and sacred repository of our soul.
God redeems and renews this earth by the same process by which He has redeemed you. It was justified and baptized in water in the days of Noah. After Jesus Christ commended His Spirit to God His Blood spilt on the earth, which is undergoing its sanctifying process in preparation for the Millennium. After the general resurrection and judgment, earth will be purged by the Holy Ghost and Fire. The oceans will erupt, sending flames thousands of miles into space and fresh lava will obliterate every stain of man's sinful past and both heavens and earth will be renewed.
The same threefold pattern is evident in the renewed Heavens and Earth where the 1,500 mile high mountain of the Lord will be the sanctuary of the true catholic or universal Church, overshadowed by the Shekinah and entered only by those whose Names are in the Lamb's Book of Life. These are King Jesus Messiah in the Office of Son of David and His Queen, the elect Church in which form God will be worshipped through eternity. The Old Testament saints and the 144,000 elect Israelites represent the Holy Place which is no longer separated from the Holy of Holies because these are servants in New Jerusalem, the Household and world capital of the King and His Queen.
This is illustrated by Ezekiel 41:22 where we see no Ark representing Jesus Messiah, and no Golden Lampstand in the South representing the Bride of all Ages. The one piece of furniture in the Holy Place is a plain timber Altar of Incense in contrast to the golden Altar associated with the Ark and Deity behind the veil in the Holy of Holies of Solomon's Temple. But the Altar of Incense which belongs to but was without the Holy of Holies has become one with the Table of showbread in the North that represented the twelve of tribes of Israel before the face of Lord. Meanwhile the Outer Court will be represented in the outside world of the "saved" non-elect whose names remain in the Book of Life.
Like the oil for the holy lamps, the wheat flour for making the unleavened showbread placed before Jehovah and the pure frankincense were gifts offered by the people—a part of the service in which Israel sanctified its life and labour to God. Twelve cakes were made from flour passed through eleven sieves, each finer than the last to produce consistently fine flour (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). The dough was kneaded then shaped in three golden molds ten by five handbreadths by one finger thick. The bread was square at each end, and each loaf contained two omers—a day's food for a man and his neighbour. They were baked each Friday and after laying in the Presence seven days (or Church Ages), replaced on Saturday and eaten by the priests, who represented the twelve tribes to Jehovah and Jehovah to the twelve tribes in this symbolic meal or communion (Revelation 3:20). The loaves were stacked on their sides in two rows of six, separated by hollow golden rods to allow the air to circulate and prevent mold. Two golden bowls of frankincense were placed between the twelve loaves which represented Israel before the Presence of the Lord and were only hallowed to Jehovah, not offered: their offering was signified by the incense that was burnt as "an offering made by fire unto the Lord" (Leviticus 24:5-9). It represented the sacrifice of people's prayers in faith with which the priests drew near in communion with God, and also Jehovah's acceptance of their Gift and impartation of the Divine Life.
Jesus is already anointed (Acts 10:38), the glorified Old Testament saints are certainly anointed (Matthew 27:52-53), and Christ's Bride of all Ages is anointed. The last part of the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 3:16-17) to be anointed will be the 144,000 servants. The anointing will be in them when they anoint Christ and His Bride with the joy of revelation in salvation and new birth. Revelation 15:2-4, "I . . . (insert your name here) . . . saw before me what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire: and those who had been victorious over the beast, and his image, and over his mark and the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, holding the harps [tuned solely for the praise] of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Your ways, O King of saints. Who shall not fear and glorify Your Name, O Lord? For You alone are holy: All nations shall come and worship before You; for the righteousness of Your judgments is acknowledged and thoroughly understood".
The brazen sea is the laver made from the copper looking glasses of the Hebrew women in which the sacrifice was washed before it was offered. In Revelation 4:6 it was crystal clear as the PART-Word saints were already washed and redeemed. Christ's Mediation for their ignorance of the fullness of the Word was fulfilled, and redemption was over when the Laodicean Church Age ended. In Revelation 15, the 144,000 tribulation saints have recognized the justice of God's chastisement through two thousand years of the Seven Trumpet judgments caused by the hubris of their nation which rejected and crucified Messiah, calling His blood upon themselves and on their children (Matthew 27:25; Daniel 9:24; Hebrews 12:7). Now they stand (Ephesians 6:13) on the sea, washed by the Holy Fire, gaining victory over the Beast and his image, the World Council of Churches. "And they overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony; and they love not their lives unto the death" (Revelation 12:11; 6:11).
Whereas the nation is "born in one day," the martyrdom of the Tribulation saints in Revelation 14 is individual over an extended period. Their song in lyrical celebration of Old and New Testament faith describes the whole redemption of Israel which began with Moses, was decided with Christ, and is now thoroughly consummated through the fiery judgments of God.
Revelation 12 – 18:24 are in parenthesis, and these four verses of Revelation 15 are in parenthesis. The Vials that follow in Revelation 16 are "the seven last plagues that consummate the wrath of God [on the false church] which brings in the final judgment" on the world. Their curse was drunk after each Church Age to separate the invisible Virgin Church from the visible false church. Antichristian Rome is Babylon in hypocritical disguise, yet the invisible Virgin Church is unrecognized by the world, and with no natural means of defence, stands clad only in the full armour of God holding the Sword of the Spirit to oppose the terrible power of antichristianity.
Romans 8:36-39, "As it is written, "For Your sake we are killed all the daylong; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." But in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord".
The Vials will be revealed to the 144,000 elect Israelites under the fourth and last Gentile world power in its final form as the Judaeo-Christian Roman Catholic church—like Capitalism, Communism, Zionism, Nazism, Feminism and Environmentalism—a golem born of the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews and consequently the sworn enemy of the sons of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Genesis 27:39-41). Sometime after the midst of the Seventieth Week, Rome and her (once) Protestant image will begin to force the mark of the beast on pain of death. The revelation of the Message of their martyred prophets will introduce Jesus Messiah their King with His Wife their Queen. Revelation 14:12 – 15:5 will fulfill Matthew 27:25 by the apostate (once) Christian churches, and the NATO powers "shall hate the whore [switch allegiance from the United States to Russia], and make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with nuclear fire" (Revelation 17:12 – 18:20, 24) as Brother Branham prophesied (Revelation 18:1-4; 14:9-11).
Revelation 19:1-16, "After this I heard the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Halleluiah! Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, belong to our God: for His judgments are true and righteous. He has judged the great whore, who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and has avenged on her the blood of His servants. And again they said, Halleluiah! And her smoke will rise up forever and ever."
"And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures [who signify the four triads of the tribes of Israel that guard the way to the Divine Presence] fell down and worshipped God who sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Halleluiah! And a Voice came from the throne crying, Praise our God, all you His servants, and you who fear Him, both small and great."
The Hebrew "Halleluiah"—"Praise the Lord"—appears only here in the New Testament, three times ascending upwards from the redeemed to King Jesus Christ, the Lord God Almighty, rejoicing in celebration of the destruction of the Great Harlot by the Judaeo-Communist nuclear annihilation of Vatican City State after she abrogates her covenant with the international banksters (Revelation 18:20). This is Papal Rome who took God's glory to herself: "her smoke will rise up forever and ever," this is not the destruction of Imperial Rome two millennia ago.
This will be Israel's recognition of Christ's 'parousia' Coming in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Isaiah 4). It will be the new birth of Israel in one day: all 144,000, as they catch the revelation of Jesus Messiah with His Wife, and crown Him King of kings and Lord of Lords in their hearts by faith. This not His physical return but their revelation of His unseen 'parousia' Coming to take His throne in the Millennium Temple. This will fulfill the last requirement of the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel "to anoint the Most Holy Place"—the throne whence Christ and His Bride will live and reign.
"And I heard again what sounded like the voice of a great multitude, like a noise of many waters (Christ's Bride), and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Halleluiah: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage festival of the Lamb has come (the marriage was the new birth of the individual saints throughout the Gentile dispensation. The Greek word 'gamos' speaks of the wedding banquet or festival, not the marriage. The Body of the Lord being complete the marriage is over: the Church is no longer referred to as Bride for she is His Wife), and His Wife has made herself ready. And it was granted her to be clothed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of saints."
"And the angel [Brother Branham] said to me (. . . insert your name here . . .), Write, Blessed are they who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said, "This is THUS SAITH THE LORD." And I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You must not do that: I am your fellowservant and brother in Christ: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy."
"And I saw a vision: heaven opened, and a white horse appeared; and its rider was called "Faithful and True"—in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns on which a Name is inscribed, which no man knew, but Himself (i.e. he who has the revelation). And He was clothed with vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called "The Logos of God." And the armies [of the glorified saints] in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean followed Him on white horses. Out of His mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations. He will rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the furious wrath of Almighty God (Isaiah 63:3). And on His He robe and on His thigh He has His Name inscribed, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS". nl595.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.