Bible Believers' Newsletter 612
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
While the Door of grace remains open, please send a copy of this important issue of our Newsletter to your friends, and be sure you read the links. There are some revealing bar charts in the Palestinian article and a wonderful interactive map of the San Andreas Fault in our main article.
As Christians we do not believe in Christmas or Easter which are unscriptural, pagan festivals, and Pastor Don Elmore brings to light the forgotten fact that Christmas was not observed when America was a Christian nation. Of course that was a long time ago.
35,000 elected or bureaucratic liars and media whores are conspiring in Copenhagen to extract or witness a UN Treaty that will subjugate national sovereignties to one world government, exact global taxes, repress Third World countries into abject poverty and return the developed world to serfdom under a small elite of plutocrats in the pretense of controlling the natural cycles of the Sun. Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad! But as Tom DeWeese writes, Climategate has melted the Chains of Tyranny . . . for now. Yet Australia's taxpayer-funded national and international broadcasting service ignores scientific truth and continues to spew the City of London's anthropogenic global warming propaganda although this scientific fraud has received worldwide exposure . . . except in the alien-controlled media.
Demonstrating the spineless apostasy of Australians the Thought Police of our Marxist nanny government announced the introduction of mandatory Internet censorship for 2010 a la China. As a developed Western Nation we could become the bellwether for other Governments to institute their own Internet censorship programs. Like most of modern society's problems, imagined or real, the solution is not millions of dollars and panels of nameless, faceless men arbitrarily serving the 'hidden hand,' but the faith of Christ and integrity.
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
Evangelist Oral Roberts dies at 91
December 15, 2009 Roberts, born January 24, 1918, suffered from tuberculosis as a child and was carried to a revival meeting by his older brother. His organization said that on the way to the meetings he heard a message from God that he would be healed, and "you are going to take My healing power to a your generation."
Healed on that very night, he began his healing ministry several years later. . . Roberts later served as pastor of churches in Oklahoma and Georgia and studied at Oklahoma Baptist University and Phillips University in Oklahoma.
He founded Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association in 1947 and launched crusades across America. Eventually he held more than 300 meetings on six continents, personally laying hands in prayer on more than 2 million people. He followed up with a television ministry called "Oral Roberts Presents". . . Full story: wnd.com
Comment: II Timothy 3:8, "As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith." Oral Roberts and Billy Graham were antitypes of the two those who preached to the non-elect in Sodom, calling out Lot, his wife and two daughters. Brother Branham was the antitype of the created Man who veiled Christ and ministered to the elect Abraham and Sarah. His Message rejuvenated their bodies to receive their promised son, Isaac; and ". . . as it was in the days of Lot" (Luke 17:28-30), Brother Branham's Message will renew our bodies so that we can meet our promised Son. Soon cometh the earthquake.
How American News Media works in Favor of Israel
December 11, 2009 We, a group of Christian Palestinians, after prayer, reflection and an exchange of opinion, cry out from within the suffering in our country, under the Israeli occupation, with a cry of hope in the absence of all hope, a cry full of prayer and faith in a God ever vigilant, in God's divine providence for all the inhabitants of this land. Inspired by the mystery of God's love for all, the mystery of God's divine presence in the history of all peoples and, in a particular way, in the history of our country, we proclaim our word based on our Christian faith and our sense of Palestinian belonginga word of faith, hope and love. . . The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world's major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation. . .
Full story: ifamericansknew.com israel-palestinenews.org
Comment: A statistical examination indicates significantly distorted coverage by ABC, CBS and NBC network news reporting Israeli deaths at rates 3.1 to 13.8 times higher than Palestinian deathsifamericansknew.org. The US military is installing a steel wall underneath the 13 km border between Egypt and Gaza maannews.net.
Years of Deceit: US openly accepts Bin Laden Long Dead
December 05, 2009 Conservative commentator, former Marine Colonel Bob Pappas has been saying for years that bin Laden died at Tora Bora and that Senator Kerry's claim that bin Laden escaped with Bush help was a lie. Now we know that Pappas was correct. The embarrassment of having Secretary of State Clinton talk about bin Laden in Pakistan was horrific. . . America knew Osama bin Laden died. . . After that, his use was hardly one to unite America but rather one to divide, scam and play games.
Without our ill informed policies, we could have had a brought diplomatic solution in 2002 in Afghanistan, the one we are ignoring now, and spent money rebuilding the country, 5 cents on the dollar compared to what we are spending fighting a war against an enemy we ourselves recruited. . . To me lying and sending men to their deaths based on lies is treason.
Falsifying military intelligence and spending billions on unnecessary military operations for political reasons is an abomination. Consider this, giving billions in contracts to GOP friends who fill campaign coffers, and doing so based on falsified intelligence is insane. This was done for years. We spent 8 years chasing a dead man, spending billions, sending FBI agents, the CIA, Navy Seals, Marine Force Recon, Special Forces, many to their deaths, as part of a political campaign to justify running America into debt. . . Full story: veteranstoday.com
Comment: Chao Ab Ordo, the objective of 9/11 and the many other false flag black ops is to form a new Luciferian order from manufactured chaos.
Ha'aretz says US Officials face 'pro-Israel' Background Check
December 4, 2009 There is an amazing story in Ha'aretz today on the "pro-Israel" litmus test that determines who is permitted to serve in the United States government. Here's the sort of lead you're not likely to read in the New York Times or Washington Post:
"Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough background check by the American Jewish community.
In the case of Obama's government in particular, every criticism against Israel made by a potential government appointee has become a catalyst for debate about whether appointing "another leftist" offers proof that Obama does not truly support Israel."
. . . Groups in the lobby target public servants like Freeman, Hagel, and Rosenthal because they want to make sure that no one with even a mildly independent view on Middle East affairs gets appointed. By making an example of them, they seek to discourage independent-minded people from expressing their views openly, lest doing so derail their own career prospects later on. And it works. . . The result? US policy remains in the hands of the same set of "experts" whose policies for the past seventeen years (or more) have been a steady recipe for failure. If a few more Americans read Ha'aretz, they might start to figure this out. Full story: walt.foreignpolicy.com
Comment: Does this help you to understand world history and the previous news item?
The Man Who invented Christmas
The Pilgrims and Puritans were indeed a great change for the better. Although numerically few, they challenged Roman rule and practices in England, where they were fiercely persecuted by the Establishment; some were executed and their property confiscated [a state word for stolen], while others were forced to leave the country.
One country tolerant of this movement was the Netherlands across the channel. It was in this country to which several churches of Pilgrims had fled that the decision was made to settle in the new land of America. It was from Holland, that one particular church sent their members on the journey to "establish the Christian faith" in America. They planned to travel from Holland to England, to Americabut what a strange journey it was.
Before they embarked one vessel was lost due to leakage, and besides this delay, all passengers had to board one ship, so some remained in England. They set sail for the northern parts of Virginia, but were blown off course by strong winds. Under these circumstances a vital decision was made. Since they were not under the jurisdiction of Virginia, the pilgrims took the opportunity to settle south of Boston on what became known as the Plymouth Plantation. They first drew up and signed the Mayflower Compact, an early chapter in the history of America.
Many died, from Squanto, a Patuxet Native American who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in the New World and was integral to their survival, to the near starvation of his entire tribe, from "five kernels of corn" rationing. A miraculous change in the weather, the sudden appearance of a boat traveling from a southern town, and the belief and practices of worshipping the God of their fathers ensured America experienced a very special and blessed beginning.
The Pilgrims first settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the year was 1620. In their manner of worship they were the most extreme faction, believing the Church of England was so corrupt, there was no way to save it. They were soon joined by the Puritans, who were more moderate, believing the Church of England could be rejuvenated from within, and being were more numerous than the Pilgrims they soon dominated the communities in Massachusetts.
In England the Puritans [in conjunction with rabbi Mannaseh Ben Israel and cabalist Jews] executed Charles I and established the Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell who permitted the self-styled Jews to return to England (which they have ruled from behind the scenes since William of Orange invaded in 1688). In 1652 the celebration of Christmas (Christ's Mass) was prohibited in England. Seven years later Puritans in Boston followed the lead of their brethren by outlawing Christmas in the new land. Puritan rule in England was short-lived and Charles II was restored to the Throne of a country exhausted by revolution and warfare. The Puritans in America were soon outnumbered by the Unitarians, but America was a land of "few holidays"; Christmas had died and was not observed for almost 200 years. In fact the US Congress sat on December 25, 1789, and for most of the next 67 yearsuntil 1856.
Historically, Christmas was not celebrated in the United States until just before the War of Northern Aggression which began in 1861. It was initially celebrated by Roman Catholics and some Episcopaliansbut by the middle of the century more and more Protestants were celebrating ChristmasBUT NOT THEIR PROTESTANT CHURCHES. Until that time, no Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran or Puritan churches kept Christmas in their calendar. They knew that holiday was an abomination of the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox mother churches.
How did It Change?
Roman Catholics and many Episcopalians celebrated Christmas from the day they arrived in America, but beginning in the 1840s Protestants were joining them. Not their churches, just certain of their members. Many would attend Catholic or Episcopal Christmas services and participate in the celebration so that by the end of the century most of the Protestant churches celebrated Christmas, adding this day to their religious calendar. But America celebrated in a different way to the rest of the world, mainly because of the influence of Unitarians and Jews.
The popularity of Christmas influenced American Protestants who read Washington Irving's book, The Keeping of Christmas at Bracebridge Hall, and attitudes to Christmas began to change. Twenty years later Charles Dickens, one of England's most famous writers became known as "The man who invented Christmas." He disbelieved the virgin birth of our Saviour, and detested his upbringing in the Church of England and Baptist churches, eventually becoming a Unitarian.
He self-funded publication of A Christmas Carol, which became an instant success in the mother country and in her former colony. Readers were so touched by the story of Scrooge requiring Cratchit to work, and the fact the US Congress met on Christmas day, that soon neither churches nor the governments could ignore the importance of Christmas celebrations, and like Scrooge converted to keeping this wonderful giving day. They forgot that their God warned them NOT to keep this abominable day. Their churches had never kept Christmas, but the Protestants reading books and poems from England began following the tradition of the Catholic Churchin defiance of what they had believed for several centuries.
Celebrate the Mass of Christ; Christmas? The ancient Confession of Faith of the Waldenses nearly 400 years before the time of either Calvin or Luther. Article X states:
We have likewise always believed, that all human inventions are an unspeakable abomination before God; such as feast days, vigils of the saints, the so-called holy water, abstaining from flesh on certain days, and like things, ESPECIALLY MASSES.
Hundreds of years before the Protestants even came into existence the Waldenses denied the Church of Rome to be the holy Mother Church and would not obey her traditions. When the Protestants came into being, they too hated the Catholic mass and would not and did not keep Christmas and the other traditions of Rome.
In 1789, America became a pluralistic, humanistic nation. The guarantee of religious equality eventually brought America down to learning "the way of the heathen" (Jeremiah 10:1). This violated the First Commandment: "I am the Lord thy God, who has brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me" (Exodus 20:2-3). But religious freedom was guaranteed under the Constitution which does not mention Christ.
In 1836 Alabama became the first state in the US to declare Christmas a legal holiday. In 1837, T.H. Harvey's The Book of Christmas became a best seller, and in 1907 Oklahoma became the last US state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. Over these seventy years all states dismissed the Bible faith of the first 200 years. THE BIBLE DOES NOT MENTION CHRISTMAS, and early Christians did not observe the birthday of Christ, which was in April according to Scripture. Today most so-called Christians do not realize that December 25 is actually the birthday of Mithras, the sun-god, supposedly born of a virgin in a cave on December 25, and worshipped on Sunday, the day of the conquering sun.
Have you ever wondered why Christmas had a different message to Christ's Mass? It had to for the Protestants to accept and celebrate it. It changed from His death to His birth; with all the giving added. Roman Catholics believe Christmas is a day of death, not birth. It is Christ's Mass, or unbloody re-sacrifice, which is why they celebrate it at midnight. Even the Vatican has its Christmas service at midnight; as do Roman churches around the world. It has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus (By Pastor Don Elmore).
Florida Court sets Atheist Holy Day
In Florida, an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.
The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"
The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays."
The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."
The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."
The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned." Attribution: Brother Nathan Miller
Comment: For those who don't know, or are too old to remember, each of the "holy days" mentioned by the Judge is a pagan festival, and atheism is a non-prophet organization.
The Whole Creation Groans in Travail Part I
"Tremble, you earth, at the Presence of the Lord, at the Presence of the God of Jacob. . . He looks on the earth, and it trembles; when He touches the mountains, they smoke. . . The mountains quake before Him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at His Presence, the world and all who live in it. . . The mountains quake at Him, the hills melt; the earth is laid waste before Him, and its people are destroyed" (Psalm 114:7; 104:32; Nahum 1:5).
The Lord employs earthquakes to inflict judgment on the wicked, to deliver His people and as a warning before greater judgment. Romans 8:22, "We know that since the Fall the whole creation has been groaning in travail together with man [for rebirth and redemption]," and that the great earthquake of Revelation 16:18-20 will signal the end of the Gentile dispensation, call the first resurrection, the manifestation of the Sons of God and our translation. It will inflict topographic and geologic changes on a global scale, displacing mountains and sinking islandstogether with the US dollar and world economyand announce Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel. Yet for three and a half years Christ will remain "a sabbath day's journey from Jerusalem" as before the 144,000 Israelites can meet Him they must enter His sabbath which is the new birth by the baptism with the Holy Ghost (Matthew 11:25-30; Acts 1:9-12; Zechariah 14:1-11).
Jesus prophesied that under the Third Seal, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." And that under the Fourth Seal, "all these are but the early the woes of earth's rebirth" in three World Wars, a continuum of war, famine, pestilence and earthquake. Christ will take the Church Home seven years before the consummation and earth's renovation for the millennium. The White Throne Judgment follows the millennium after which Earth will be baptized with natural and Spiritual Fire, annihilating Satan and his demons and renewing our eternal home.
The Six Seals written in Matthew 24 hold signs that must manifest before Jesus and the glorified saints of all Ages return for the millennium, the manifestation of the Seventh Seal extends from the opening of the Seals in 1963 unto "the restitution of all things" in our renewed heavens and earth, which is eternity. Two World Wars are past while the third is in its "phony stage" pending the great earthquake that will sink Los Angeles, and the cleaving of the Mount of Olives that will ignite its "hot stage." Earth's birth pains are becoming greater: Seismographic data indicates God's universal wrath as earthquakes are distributed around the globe. "The earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because He was indignant. . . the Lord is the true God, He is the living God, and an everlasting King: at His wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide His indignation" in "diverse places" (Psalm 18:7; Jeremiah 10:10).
The US Geological Survey estimates several million earthquakes occur worldwide each year. Many go undetected because they strike remote areas or have very small magnitudes. The National Earthquake Information Center now locates about fifty earthquakes each day, or about 20,000 a year.
Although some claim earthquake frequency and intensity have been increasing significantly in recent times in fulfillment of prophecy, this is an illusion caused by more frequent detection of earthquakes using more and better seismographs, and because earthquakes inflict greater damage on today's larger, urbanized populations and are more newsworthy. Since good seismographs went into operation late in the 1890's, no steady trend suggesting increased frequency or intensity has been demonstrated.
Earthquakes mentioned in prophecy are usually accompanied by volcanoes (Genesis 19:24; Exodus 19:18). The ocean floor is strewn with undersea volcanoes, which explains why the Pacific Ring of Fire will erupt when the earthquake sinks Los Angeles and a 1,500x300-400 mile segment of earth's crust. Earthquakes activate existing volcanoes, cause islands to instantly disappear and generate seismic waves that can speed through the ocean for more than 10,000 miles at about 500 miles per hour raising waves over 150 feet on distant shores. The highest known tsunami-generated waves reached 260 feet in Japan in 1771 (Revelation 6:14; 16:20; Isaiah 2:20-21; Luke 21:25-26).
Moonquakes also occur, but they are less frequent and of smaller magnitude than earthquakes. It appears they are related to the tidal stresses associated with the varying distance between the Earth and the Moon, and occur at great depth, about halfway between the surface and the center of the Moon. It will be volcanic eruptions on the Moon that "Turn the moon into blood [at the close of the Gentile dispensation] before the great and the terrible day of the Lord" (Joel 2:31; Acts 2:19-20). When Christ opens the Sixth Seal we will experience "a great earthquake; and the sun will became black as sackcloth, and the full moon will became like blood; and the stars of heaven will fall to the earth as when a fig tree, shaken by a violent wind, drops its unripe fruit. The sky will retreat like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island will be dislodged" (Revelation 6:12-14).
Today in Earthquake History provides an historic record of earthquakes. Most of the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur along plate boundaries around the massive Pacific Plate, commonly known as the Pacific Ring of Fire. It contacts the North American plate and is one of the most active plate boundaries.
The largest recorded earthquake in the United States struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Good Friday, March 28, 1964. It registered 8.5 on the Richter scale and 9.2 on the Moment scale. About 12,000 square miles of land southeast of Anchorage rose about 7.5 feet, and 35,000 square miles of land to the northwest dropped about 5 feet. Alaska is America's most earthquake-prone state and in one of the most seismically active regions in the world; almost every year it experiences a magnitude 7 earthquake, and a magnitude 8 or higher earthquake on average every 14 years. Brother Branham prophesied the Good Friday earthquake three days earlier while hunting at Mount Sunset in the Coronado Forest, Arizona. It is a token of the soon-coming Good Friday earthquake that will sink Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300-400 mile section of earth beneath the Pacific, marking the end of the Gentile dispensation. It will be magnitudes greater than the largest recorded earthquake that struck Chile on May 22, 1960, registering 9.5 on the open-ended Richter scale; seismographs recorded seismic waves that traveled around the Earth, shaking it for many days in a phenomenon called the free oscillation of the Earth.
According to Brother Branham, "as the scientist said the other day on the television, speaking of the great thousands-of-miles break in the earth that's going to sink. . . He was asked the question, "It could sink there (that's Los Angeles, the west coast)?" And many of you seen how they followed it with radar, and went up throughbroke in below San Jose, went across over into Alaska, out through the Aleutian Islands, about two hundred miles out into the sea, and come back down into San Diego, went around in behind Los Angeles, and come up there, a great pocket. (You may zoom and pan on this interactive map of the San Andreas Fault). And all these earthquakes we've been having is the volcanic hitting this great hollow dipper like, in there. I can't call the name that they called it. However, when that shakes, that gives these earthquakes we been having for years on the west coast. Now, it's cracked all the way around."
"And one scientist said to the other, "That could fall in?"
He said, "Not could, but it will."
Said, "But not in our generation, perhaps?"
"In the next five minutes or the next five years. We don't know just when" (Anointed Ones at the End Time, p. 4:18-19).
The deepest earthquakes typically occur at plate boundaries where the Earth's crust is being subducted into the Earth's mantle. These occur as deep as 750 km (400 miles) below the surface. The San Andreas Fault is not a single, continuous fault, but a fault zone made up of many segments. Movement may occur along any of the many fault segments at any time along the zone. The San Andreas Fault system is more that 1,300 km (800 miles) long, and in some spots is as much as 16 km (10 miles) deep.
". . . The cleaving in two of the Mount of Olives in Zechariah 14:4 is regarded by most commentators as being quite beyond a literal interpretation: and yet, a few years ago, The Illustrated London News gave some interesting drawings of the scene of the great volcanic eruption in the North Island of New Zealand. It will be remembered that the outburst of volcanic energy began by the explosion of Mount Tarawera, a mountain which had no crater upon it, and showed no signs of recent activity. Tarawera was split in two by the sudden opening of a great chasm or line of craters four miles long, about 500 feet wide, and, in many places, 400 feet deep" (E.W. Bullinger, The Apocalypse, © 1909).
Some Earthquakes in the Bible
1. At the giving of the Law "Mount Sinai was covered in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly" (Exodus 19:18).
2. When Dathan and Korah gathered against Moses, "The earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up" (Numbers 16:30-32; 26:10). And after "the Lord gathers all nations against Jerusalem who seize and plunder the city, ravish the women, [dash the children to pieces] and carry off half her population" (Isaiah 13:6-14; Zechariah 14:1-3; of which the Babylonian invasion was a type), "earth will open her mouth and swallow up the flood [or multitude] which the dragon cast out of his mouth" (Revelation 12:16). For "in those days and at that time," (Joel 3:1) after the close of the Gentile Dispensation (and the events of Joel 2) the Lord God will "lay the earth desolate; and destroy the sinners out of it" (Isaiah 13:9)beginning at Jerusalem, in order to accommodate the Covenant people of Israel and Judah returning for redemption from the lands of exile to the Presence of the Lord "in mount Zion and in Jerusalem" (Joel 2:32).
The destruction of Dathan and Korah is a type of the earthquake of Zechariah 14:3-6. After the expatriation of half the population of Israel who are so-called Jews, not Israelites, the Lord will provide a way of escape for His people through the valley of His mountains formed by the cleaving of the Mount of Olives when Michael stands up for the children of Israel (Daniel 12:1). As God roused Pharaoh to pursue Israel, He will collect the nations, and as the Red Sea swallowed Pharaoh's military, the earth will swallow Israel's enemies while providing them a way of escape (Revelation 12:16).
3. I Samuel 14:15, "There was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers; they also trembled, and the earth quaked: so it was a very great trembling . . . and every man's sword was against his fellow." Thus Israel conquered the Philistines near Geba following an earthquake that occurred in their camp indicative of the wrathful intervention of the Lord. This is not unlike the natural and spiritual deliverance prophesied in Zechariah 12:2-4; 14:3-9; Ezekiel 38:21, and reminiscent of His vengeance upon Pharaoh's military (Isaiah 19:2).
4. Ahab's marriage to the idolater Jezebel brought a dark age upon Israel, for she killed the prophets of God, and after Elijah slew her four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal he became a fugitive. The union of Christians with Catholicism likewise brought almost a thousand years of Dark Ages upon Europe so that by 1850 the Papacy had killed over 68 million dissenters of the dogmas and traditions of Callistus and Noetrus, early fathers of the Roman church (S.S. Schmucker, "The Glorious Reformation"). Elijah abode in a cave on mount Horeb supposing himself the last Israelite faithful to the Covenant, "and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but He was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small Voice" that told Elijah there were yet seven thousand Israelites who had not bowed the knee to Baal (I Kings 19:11-18). Then Elijah called Elishah to succeed him.
Elijah types Christ, while Elishah with a double portion of the Spirit for new birth and translation without death was a type of Christ's end-time Bride. Ahab is a type of the government of the (once) Protestant United States today, the antitype of Israel, marrying and coming under the dominion of "that woman Jezebel" as Jesus called the Roman Catholic church (Revelation 2:20-24; 13:11-18; 17). The Lord appeared to the third Elijah in a cave on the evening of May 7, 1946 and said in a still, small Voice, "Fear not, I am sent from the Presence of Almighty God to tell you that your peculiar birth and life has been to indicate that you're to pray for sick people to take this to all the world. If you will be sincere when you pray, and will get the people to believe you, nothing shall stand before your prayer," not even cancer (Exhortation on Healing, #51-0501). Contrary to what some imagine, Brother Branham said "He was rather dark complexioned . . . with dark hair" like Iraqis, Syrians, Lebanese, Israelites and other Semitic descendants of Abraham unlike the so-called Jews.
On about march 9, 1963 while standing on Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest of Arizona there was a blast and Brother Branham was physically lifted up into the Shekinah in the form of a pyramid-shaped conjunction of the theophanies of the "seven stars" to the Church Ages as John was caught up in the Spirit into the day of the Lord (Revelation 1:16, 20; 4). This fulfilled the vision disclosed to his Church the previous December (Reproach for the Word and, Sirs, is This the Time?). They were coming from Eternity in the West to Jeffersonville in the East where Brother Branham would be anointed by successive portions of the sevenfold Spirit of God to preach the Seven Seals and introduce the fullness of the Word by the fullness of the Spirit. In the Seventh Seal he explains how he recognized his own theophany in its position in the Body.
Like Elijah, Jesus had wondered, "When the Son of man comes, will He find faith on the earth" (Luke 18:8; Revelation 1:1; 10:7)? William Branham was the one in whom Christ found faith, the first mature son "at His ['parousia'] Coming" (I Corinthians 15:23). On about March 25 the following year, "I went westward. Upon that same mountain, passing up with Banks Wood there, [a still, small Voice] said, "Throw up a rock. Say to Mr. Wood, THUS SAITH THE LORD, you'll see the Glory of God." The very next day, standing there, a whirlwind came down and blasted the mountains out. Rocks cut the top of the trees off, about three or four feet above my head. [Like Elijah's experience in I Kings 19:11-18]. Made three big blasts and the brethren come running over. There was about fifteen man standing there, preachers and everything else. "What was it?" He said, "What was it?"
I said, "Judgment is striking the west coast."
"About two days after that, the earthquake almost sunk Alaska. What is this Light up on Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest of Arizona? What is this strange thing that happened up there that the people's been driving east from west picking up the rocks that laid around there where It struck, and every one of them, every one rock, has three corners on it, that It tore off. (The three are One). They're laying on desks, on paper weights, across the nation. What is this strange thing upon Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest? . . .
"Everything, that shall never die, it's constantly unrolling itself. From the very thing happening, to the picture being Jesus standing looking at us, and now exactly on Sunset Mountain, and the sunset Light. The evening Light has come, God vindicating Himself. What is it? It is a fact, that God and Christ are One. The "white." How many seen it, the white wig upon Him, as we talked in Revelation 1? See, the Supreme Deity, Supreme Authority! No other voice, no other god, no other nothing. "In Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily." The Angels themselves was His wig. Amen.
"What's happened upon Mount Sunset? God confirming His Word. That's what all this noise is about. Notice, its God fulfilling His promised Word again, of Revelation 10:1 to 7, "And in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel's Message, the mystery of God should be finished." The hidden mystery of Revelation 10:1 to 7, the last message to the last church age. Fulfills exactly, in this age, St. Luke 17:30, "The day when the Son of man shall be revealed."
"And there shall rise false prophets and false Christs, show great signs and wonders, insomuch it'd deceive the Elected if possible." The people still in doubt. And, as usual, the church is just as puzzled (What is the Attraction on the Mountain, p. 22:143-149).
Did you notice God said, "Throw up a rock. Say to Mr. Wood, THUS SAITH THE LORD, you'll see the Glory of God."? The unchanging God does not change His ways. Jeremiah 51:60-64, ". . . When you finish reading this Book, bind a stone to it, and cast it into the middle of the Euphrates, and say, Thus shall Babylon sink to rise no more because of the evil that I am bringing upon her. . ." Again we read in Revelation 18:21, "Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and hurled it into the sea, saying, With such violence shall Babylon, the great city, be thrown down, and never be found again".
Two Babylons are mentioned in Revelation 18. The first is "mystery Babylon the great, [the Judaeo-Catholic church of Rome] the mother of [once Protestant] harlots and abominations of the earth" which Judaeo-Communist Russia will 'nuke' after the church breaks her agreement with the International banksters after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:11-16; 18:1-20). "In a single hour all this great wealth is laid waste. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and all whose trade is on the sea, stood afar off [from the radiation]".
The second Babylon is Los Angeles in California and the self-styled Jews' Hollywood that pollutes and deceives all nations with the sorceries of her lying propaganda, her filthy popular music, perverted lifestyles and pornographic films (Revelation 18:21-24). The Good Friday earthquake Brother Branham spoke in 1964 was the earnest of "the greatest earthquake since men were upon the earth" that will sink Los Angeles one 'Good Friday' very soon, signaling the end of the Gentile dispensation with a worldwide catastrophe. Brother Branham said, "It'll be worse than the last day of Pompeii". nl612.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.