Bible Believers' Newsletter 820
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we appreciate your fellowship in God's unchanging Word.
This week's News Articles contain some enlightening links including an excellent interview with Edward Snowden ex-NSA. Our Main Article "The Last Days" explores the first six chapters of Isaiah that embrace 2,640 years of Israel's history, but since we are living in the final decade of "the last days" which refers to the Messianic Age of redemption and completion that commenced in Judah at Jerusalem where Jesus Christ our kinsman Redeemer and real Passover Lamb was slain our attention is directed to Israel's present and immediate future, and more particularly our present and immediate future as expounded by Brother Branham.
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.
NDR's Hubert Seipel in Moscow interviews Edward Snowden
January 26, 2014 Whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked the documents about US mass surveillance. He spoke about his disclosures and his life to NDR investigative journalist Seipel in Moscow. Full story: archive.org
Modern Rats and the Bubonic Plague
January 28, 2014 These rats are the banksters and the politicians they own and the fleas they use to spread the disease are unsustainable Wall Street Bailouts, Federal Government debt and the unlimited ability for the Federal Reserve to print money out of thin air. These combined with Chinese determination to eliminate the dollar as the world's reserve currency are forming a storm that will rock the US to its very foundation as the end of the Petrodollar looms ominously on the horizon. . .
The problem is also magnified with the growing crack between the US and Saudi Arabia over Iran's nuclear program. Saudi Arabia is infuriated by the lack of US resolve to disarm (sic) Iran's [peaceful electricity-generating Ed] nuclear program. Iran and Saudi Arabia are mortal enemies and the fears of nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran terrify Saudi Arabia. This rift further threatens the petrodollar as Saudi Arabia is moving away from America's protection and thus the need to accept only US dollars for its oil. . . Full story: Part I Part II
Comment: Links in this article and those below demonstrate the stratagems of rivals Vatican City State, City of London banksters, their puppet colonies and "the kings of the east and of the whole world" are motivated by mammon and global hegemony with no regard for citizens and subjects beyond massive depopulation.
China to Purchase the Federal Reserve; America's Karma and World War Two Gold Theft; SDR's and the New Bretton Woods Part I.
January 22, 2014 In a letter sent to lawmakers Wednesday, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the timeline for a borrowing boost has moved up slightly. When he first pressed Congress to increase the debt cap in December, he estimated a default could occur as late as early March. But based on "our best and most recent information," Lew now pegged the default deadline as sometime in late February, calling on Congress to boost it as soon as possible. SDR's and the New Bretton Woods Part II.
January 30, 2014 Zimbabwe abandoned its worthless currency in 2009. It accepts the US dollar and the South African rand as the main legal tender. Its central bank announced Wednesday it would accept the Chinese yuan, Australian dollar, Indian rupee and Japanese yen as legal tender. The public can now open accounts in those currencies. (zimeye.org).
NYSE Euronext Shutdown Before the Great Consolidation; QE Tapering Will Backfire on the Fedprecisely as prophesied by Brother Branham.
"A short work will the Lord make upon the earth" when He turns from us Gentiles to the Israelites (Romans 9:28). Scores if not hundreds of millions will perish when Los Angeles and much of earth's crust sinks, igniting the Pacific Ring of Fire and sending tidal waves around the world. Global depression will descend instantly along with the 'hot stage' of World War III following an earthquake in Israel that demolishes the Dome of the Rock. If you are not born-again ahead of that time by the Message of the Prophet of Revelation 10:7 your only option of retaining your salvation will be eventual martyrdom.
The Truth about Israel's Secret Nuclear Arsenal
January 16, 2014 Israel has been stealing nuclear secrets and covertly making bombs since the 1950s. And western governments, including Britain and the US, turn a blind eye. But how can we expect [peaceful] Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions if the Israelis won't come clean? . . . The list of nations that secretly sold Israel the material and expertise to make nuclear warheads, or who turned a blind eye to its theft, include today's staunchest campaigners against proliferation: the US, France, Germany, Britain and even Norway . . .
It has in many ways become a burden for the US, but people in Washington, all the way up to Obama will not touch it, because of the fear it could compromise the very basis of the Israeli-US understanding". . . Full story: theguardian.com
Comment: What "basis of the Israeli-US understanding?" God has placed "enmity" between these people and Adam's race (Genesis 3:15; 27:39-41) and commanded Moses and the children of Israel to "smite and utterly destroy them" (Deuteronomy 7:1-3). Adam's Messiah told them to their face they of Cain's lineage (Matthew 23:33-35), of their father the Devil and imbued with the same lusts. He was the murderer of Adam's race from the beginning and the father of lies (Genesis 3:4; John 8:44; II Corinthians 11:3).
Because these (once) Christian nations are apostate and "have not received the Love of Jesus Messiah (John 14:6) that they might be saved God has sent them a strong delusion that they should believe the lie Satan told Eve [that God loves you so dearly you will not "surely" die]".
Ariel Sharon is no Mandela
January 14, 2014 "In spite of being vindicated by The Guardian AKA The Guardian of Zion, not a single head of state attended mass murderer Ariel Sharon's burial ceremony. I guess that the meaning of this is obvious. The Jewish Lobby is losing powerand rapidly. As much as Israel and Jewish leaders insisted to present the veteran MP as a 'man of peace,' not a single world leader was stupid enough to risk his or her reputation for 'The Lobby.' I guess the Jewish State has exhausted the window of opportunity given it by the nations. Israel should anticipate a rough time ahead" (Gilad Atzmon).
Comment: I consider Mandela and Sharon as two peas in a pod.
The World Government "NWO" Blueprint
World domination is the focus of this "master blueprint," an extensive and detailed outline of major global infrastructure connections controlled by the world's top Orders & Oligarchs. This blueprint is so complex it is difficult to view as a .pdf file. This video enables one to more easily digest the reach of the Power Elite of "World Government." Other charts detail various components of the infrastructureClubs, Societies, Financial sector, Media sector, Petroleum sector, Agriculture sector, World Religions, and Security/Intelligence networks. Full story: vimeo.com bureaudetudes.org Secondary Source
Pakistan Court: Death for British Man claiming to be Prophet of Islam
January 25, 2014 Mohammad Asghar, a British national of Pakistani origin, was arrested in 2010 in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, for writing letters claiming to be a prophet, police said.
The special court inside Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail, where Asghar is being held, rejected defence claims that the 65-year-old has mental health problems. "Asghar claimed to be a prophet even inside the court. He confessed it in front of the judge," Javed Gul, a government prosecutor said. "Asghar used to write it even on his visiting card."
Blasphemy is an extremely sensitive issue in Pakistan, where 97 per cent of the population is Muslim, and insulting the Prophet Mohammed can carry the death penalty. But the country has had a de facto moratorium on civilian hangings since 2008. Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: Such spiritual ignorance. No omnipotent infinite God needs puny man to physically kill one another for His honour. Killing dishonours Him and the names of those zealously trying to do Him a service against His will can be removed from the Book of Life and mercy extended to their victim.
Sun, Water, Winds and Weather
22 January 2014 Apart from a tad of geothermal heat and a wisp of heat from nuclear power generators, every bit of surface energy (including coal and biomass) comes directly or indirectly from the sun. There is no other source of surface heateverything else just stores, releases or re-directs solar energy . . .
The climatists claim that atmospheric carbon dioxide drives global warming. But the past seventeen years of rising CO2 without rising global temperatures shows this is untrue. So now they say that carbon dioxide causes wild weather. This too is untrue.
Water covers over 70% of the globe, is about 50 times more abundant than CO2 in the atmosphere and it is a far more effective "greenhouse gas." There can be no rain, snow, hail, ice or floods without water. And the absence of water produces deserts and droughts. It is water vapour that maintains the energy of storms, cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons. And it is water, not carbon dioxide, which plays a crucial role in the feared climate tipping points. . .
The recent heatwaves in Australia will inflame the climatists who will claim it is caused by wicked humans exhaling and exhausting carbon dioxide. But carbon dioxide is almost irrelevant to local heat conditions. That is all about wind. If the wind blows from the summer tropics for days, we will have a heat wave and possible bushfires; but if we get a winter gale from Polar Regions there may be brass-monkey mornings, sleet and sheep farmer alerts . . .
No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are "unprecedented" and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming. They are neither "global" nor "unprecedented." In the great heatwave of 1896, the temperature at Bourke did not fall below 45.6 ? for six weeks, and the maximum was 53.3 ?. Bushfires raged throughout NSW and 66 people perished in the heat. . . Full story: carbon-sense.com
Comment: The human-caused global warming campaign is a psychological warfare operation. Its goal is to convince the people to voluntarily accept the lowering of their standards of living to pre-industrial levels of consumption and willingly become medieval serfs for the NWO masters. Key in this PSYWAR is the way the conspirators'-controlled globalwarmers have implanted in the mind of a large majority the idea that an inert gas, vital in the maintenance of life in this planet, is actually a dangerous, poisonous pollutant. . . Full story: newswithviews.com
A recent snow storm that blanked Atlanta and parts of Virginia sending thousands of residents into turmoil, causing nearly the entire city to come to a standstill, may have been a false flag operation or beta test carried out by diabolic factions of the US government. beforeitsnews.com.
The Last Days
Isaiah 2:1-4, "The Word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it."
From the night Jesus was born in Bethlehem heaven was brightened by the Shekinah in the form of a star seen only by the magi who followed it from the east for two years (Matthew 2:1-16). As Jesus was crucified at the time of a full moon the darkening of the Sun cannot have been caused by an ordinary eclipse of the sun and Luke 23:44-45 as well as historical records mention the darkening of the sun after the darkening of the earth. The sixth hour was midday and the darkness did not lift until the ninth hour (3.00pm) when Jesus died and the earth quaked as it will when Los Angeles sinks at the close of the Gentile dispensation.
"The last days" applies to the Messianic Age of redemption and completion which commenced in Judah at Jerusalem where Jesus Christ our KINSMAN Redeemer the real Passover Lamb was slain. Jesus commanded, "That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His NAME (not three of His many Titles or dispensation claims) among all nations [of Adam's race], beginning at Jerusalem" (Luke 24:47; Acts 2:1-41; Matthew 24:27).
John described this "beginning" in Revelation 12:1, "And there appeared a great sign in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of twelve stars." The woman signified the elect Israelites in Judea of whom Christ was born (Micah 5:2; John 4:22; 7:42), and who having crossed over from the Law represented as the moon under her feet are clothed with the S_O_N-Light and crowned with the doctrine of the twelve apostles. The "woman" became the New Testament Church whose members were primarily converted Israelites until the Thyatira Age (606 1760) when Gentiles became the majority.
Matthew 24:27, "The second or 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man will be like the lightning that flashes from the east and shines to the west. And wherever it illuminates the fresh Body-Word for the hour, there God's Eagles will gather to feed their souls." So in 1933 the Shekinah appeared in broad daylight as a star above Brother Branham as he was baptizing in the Ohio River following a revival meeting; and a Voice said, "As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming" (Revelation 1:16, 20).
For two thousand years "the nations [or elect Gentiles of Adam's race] have flowed into the mountain of the Lord's House" for we comprise the House or Temple of the living God (I Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 2:20-22; Revelation 21:24-27) ["and since the Kingdom of God or baptism of the Holy Spirit has been preached, everyone in Adam's race indiscriminately presses into it regardless of status" (Luke 16:16; Luke 17:20-21)]. Joel 2:28-29 prophesied this "last days" outpouring on "all flesh" of Adam's race, then directed himself to Jerusalem, Judea, Israelites and their self-styled impersonators under the Seven Trumpet Judgments that have been reminiscent of the plagues on Egypt, and finally upon Christ-rejecting Gentiles under the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet (Luke 21:25-26).
Joel 2:30-32, "I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. [At the close of the Gentile dispensation which will initiate the Day of the Lord when the sun and moon will be obscured and "the earth shall quake [as Los Angeles sinks and the Mount of Olives cleaves in two] and the stars will withdraw their shining" (Joel 2:10; 3:15). "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible Day of the Lord comes. [The end of the Gentile dispensation and the commencement of the Day of the Lord will coincide with no occasion for repentance between the signs and the Day. God's grace exhausted His wrath will smite the earththe moon or churches will no longer reflect His Light, the stars of true ministers will be silenced and the false ministers will fall to the earth (Revelation 6:12). Brother Branham said that through the Rockefeller's World Council of Churches the (once) Protestant churches "will persecute the true Bride. This image will try to keep the bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But before the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches the true church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord. God will catch away His Bride for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 376:1)]. And it will come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord will be delivered [in martyrdom (Revelation 14:12-13)]: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, and in the remnant 144,000 elect Israelites whom the Lord shall call".
In Daniel's Seventieth Week there will be spiritual deliverance to an election of 144,000 blood Israelites in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem "whom the Lord shall call" out from the lands of their exile following the Seventh Trump and not before (Isaiah 11:11-16; 27:13; 66:19-20; Jeremiah 3:11-20); these will be born-again and then martyred. Note carefully this remnant excludes Israeli 'Jews' presently in Mount Zion and Jerusalem for according to official statistics most of these are of those whom Obadiah 17-18 said "there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau" in the Day of the Lord. So what began in Jerusalem (Zechariah 8:20-23) will end in Jerusalem, but Israelites who fail to hear or neglect to heed the Lord's call to flee to the Land of the Covenant will be judged with the non-elect are reprobate Gentiles. Brother Branham said Jews "won't escape from the United States" (COD, p. 97:235).
Isaiah's attention is also directed beyond these events described by Joel to the end of days which will be one full day of a thousand years when the elect of all ages rest and receive instruction from the Lord prior to the general resurrection, Great White Throne Judgment and eternity in New Jerusalem and the renewed heavens and the renewed earth. In ancient times the "high places" were esteemed closer to the heavens and so eminently suited for places of worshipping a deity (Isaiah 2:2, 12-16), but in the millennium "the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations will flow unto it [for instruction in doctrine]."
Zechariah 14:9-10 says, "In that day the Lord shall be King over all the earth: there shall be one Lord, and His Name alone will be worshipped. [And compared with the Mountain of the Lord] all the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place [the antithesis of Babel's "tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth]."
Isaiah 2:3-4, "And many peoples will go and exhort, Come, let us go up to the Mountain of the Lord, to the House of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for instruction in doctrine shall go forth from Zion and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And [as a sovereign king] He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more".
The spirit that endued Elijah came on Elisha in a double portion (II Kings 2:9-15); it anointed John the Baptist to introduce Messiah's first Coming (Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1; 4:6a), and William Branham to restore the apostolic faith and introduce His second or 'parousia' Coming (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7). Now Brother Branham has been with the Lord since December 24, 1965; when the Gentile dispensation ends the spirit that endued Moses will anoint a Hebrew prophet in Israel to bring the promise of Abraham and statutes and judgments of Horeb to remembrance and the 'Elijah' anointing will come upon his Israelite companion to reconfirm the prophetic vision and introduce Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel (Daniel 9:24; Malachi 4:4; Matthew 24:30-31; Acts 3:19-26).
In God's only Provided Place of Worship, 21:130-132 Brother Branham said: "One day, down on Jordan, after that Masterpiece had been formed and made, here He come sending down on the wings of a Dove, and said, "This is Him." He was so enthused with this Masterpiece until He struck Him on Calvary, that He'd die for the rest of us was imperfect; that through the shedding of His Blood, He might bring many masterpieces (being a Bride) to His Son. Masterpiece is scarred because the enthusiasm of God to see such a Masterpiece; He struck Him for us all. See? There He died to perfect we who are imperfect. The Masterpiece. . ."
"Notice in here, He said: . . . "Seven days shall you eat this unleavened bread. . ."
"Now, bread is typed. Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word." Not just a Word here and there as denominations would have you believe it. But the Word of God is perfect. It's God Himself in letter form, called a Seed. And the right kind of unadulterated faith in that Word will bring that Seed to its Life".
"That's exactly what you see at night in the discernments and all these other things because it's a promise that God made [Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 4:12; 13:8; Genesis 18 Ed]. And He stood by me and told me that, and told me these fakers would rise up, but hold steady. I believe it. And no selfish motive to hurt anybody, but to be reverent to God and to do the work that He called me to do, that's why I say these things. And God confirms it back, and receives the offer and the sacrifice by vindicating it to be the Truth: no question to it. Now, watch that Word".
The Church was inaugurated on the Day of Pentecost, and the Pentecostal Age (AD33 AD53) was the antitype of the last six days of Israel's feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6) which is the THUS SAITH THE LORD of the apostles and Prophets on which the Church is founded (I Corinthians 3:11-3; Ephesians 2:20). The Word spoken by God's prophets is the original Seed (Luke 8:11) but through the Church Ages the men organized and leavened the Word with human reasoning so that it was no longer God's Spirit and eternal Life (John 6:63; Revelation 22:17-19); being hybridized it cannot manifest the 'third pull' for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. So God anointed Brother Branham with the Elijah spirit to restore the apostolic faith, finish the mystery of God and call the wise and foolish virgin OUT from Rome and her (once) Protestant harlot daughters INTO "the unity of the faith" and maturity for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Matthew 25:6; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 13:10; 15:50-56; Ephesians 1:10; 4:13; Revelation 18:4, etc).
In his Message, On the Wings of a Snow White Dove, p. 16:94-98, 191-225, the Prophet explained how Noah "went out and got an untrusted bird, treacherous, and he tried him, and he sent him out. He was a crow, and that crow never did return, because he found pleasure out there, outside the ark of God. He flew from one old dead body to another, eating the carcasses and the a-carrion that was floating on the water; and he was perfectly satisfied."
"So after several days he tried again, for . . . he didn't want to step out in the wrath of God. So he turned a dove loose. And this dove was of a different nature than the . . . It was not a vulture; neither is it a scavenger; it can only eat the clean pure things. And it was so satisfied because it couldn't find nothing else to put the soles of his feet on, it returned back to the ark. Noah said, "Well, the flood's still on."
"Then he waited several other days, and he sent out again; like his prayer, "O God, has Your wrath been appeased? Is Your wrath over, Lord? Is it all done?" And he said, "Now, if I send her out this time, she may stay out there if the floods are down; she may stay." But he sent her out by prayer, and then when she went out there directed by God, she picked off a holly leaf off of a tree, and flew back and pecked on the window again."
"God used the dove for a sign. She come back saying that the flood is over, and then God opened the door, and they went out. That's Genesis 8:8-12."
"Also used in Matthew 3:16, again when God's wrath was on the earth. And there was no way; the darkest of night, midnight, the churches had got things in such a twist till there was no way to get out of it. And there was false teachers, all kinds of things coming up, all kinds of professions coming up, but God used a dove again. It pleased Him; His Son Jesus had pleased Him so well, that He identified Him. . ."
Brother Branham recalled one of his mother's dreams in which she saw six white doves and said, "Well, the little animal that I saw was six inches long. The string of doves that Mom saw was six; six is incomplete. I knew that someday I'd see that seventh one. That was man, suffering; so on and on it went. . ." One day he climbed up to Sabino Canyon in the Catalina Mountains of Arizona, "the place where the Angel of the Lord put the Sword in my hand. Real early; and started climbing up the mountain." The Voice of the Lord said, "Your enemy is dead . . . I mashed through it with my foot."
The next day he was inspired to return. "There set the dove, setting there looking at me. I walked around; I thought, "Surely, it's a vision." I turned my head; I looked back, and there he set there, them little, white wings, just as snowy as he could be, his little, yellow feet; and little, yellow beak; setting there looking at me. He was watching right straight westward. . . "
"The third day I went back; I was climbing up high. And many of you know the vision about the Indian chief riding that little wall to the west. Something attracted me off to a big rock, about noon time, said, "Lay your hands against that and pray." God in heaven knows this is true."
"I laid my hands against the rock and looked up towards heaven and started praying, and I heard a Voice coming out of the top of the rocks there, said, "What are you leaning against, over your heart?" And I raised back like this, my bare shoulders; naked from my waist up, hot. I looked back. And there was wrote in the quartz, in the stone, white, "Eagle" just exactly what the vision said that the next Message would come forth by. I was so excited I run home, got a camera, and come back the next day, and took the picture of it. It was still there, wrote in the rock, white, "Eagle." (Dove leading eagle)."
"Dear God, I thank You for these things, Father. You give Noah the sign; You gave the world the sign, and You gave me a sign. And the next day, seeing that eagle flying, O God, there's a Message coming forth now, and I pray, God, that You'll let the Dove lead . . . The wounded Dove has brought the Message back, O God, "It's finished . . . I believe I'll ride this trail again; I got to bring a Message".
This means that His Message will speak louder in his decease than it did in his lifetime. Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride, so replace his name with your own. "And the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again, and said, Go and take the little Book which is open in the hand of [Christ] the Angel who stands upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went to the angel, and said, Give me the little Book. And he said, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make your belly bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little Book out of the Angel's hand, and ate it up [or became one with the Message]; and [the revelation] was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter [because I had to live its every Word]. And he told me, You must prophesy the Message again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings" (Revelation 10:8-11).
The dove signifies the Holy Spirit while the eagle represents God's prophet, William Branham who was the angel to the Seventh Church Age under the Fourth Seal that was introduced by the living creature with the face of an eagle (Revelation 6:7). The members of Christ's end-time Bride are also referred to as Eagles led by the dove (Matthew 24:28).
Those Messages were delivered in Shreveport, Lousiana on November 28, 1965. On December 18 a carload of soldiers, whose drunken seventeen-year-old driver had a history of crime from the age of eleven, and had been released from a reformatory only 30 days before, crossed to the wrong side of the road and was killed instantly. Brother Branham died six days later. This image shows the extent of the damage to his 1964 Ford. The purpose of this second Message was to confirm that his commission specified in the Scriptures cited above was fulfilled and we now have the perfect interpretation of the unleavened fullness of the Word with divine vindication.
One Scripture pertaining to Brother Branham's ministry is Matthew 24:37, "The conditions of Noah's day will repeat in the days of the second or 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man" requires us to visit the type in Genesis 6 so that we will know what to anticipate in the antitype, recognize our day and its Message, and identify our place in God's Word. We know Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming was in March, 1963, and that He is present in the prophetic office Son of man. And now we recognize that the besetting sin of Noah's day which was miscegenation between the cursed race of Cain and the race of Adam causing genocide to Adam's race is repeating, encouraged by the UN and governments worldwide.
Last Sunday Pope Francis prayed for the start of a "constructive dialogue" in Ukraine, and "as it was in the days of Noah" two white doves were released to symbolize the hope for peace. However they were immediately attacked by a crow and a seagull. On a previous occasion Pope Benedict released a dove; it too was attacked by a seagull and Pope John Paul II had difficulties with doves. A crow signifies a hypocrite; he can feed from a rotting carcass or eat wheat. A seagull is also a scavenger, but a dove can only eat grain. A hypocrite can feed on spiritual things and also profanity, but a born-again Christian can only feed on THUS SAITH THE Lord. I do not know the interpretation of the omen but the United States, CIA, Vatican and Jewry are disrupting peace in the Ukraine and the Judaeo-Roman crow is the hypocritical enemy of both Orthodox and (once) Protestant scavenger religions and Judaeo-Communism which God has raised to destroy Rome as He raised Nebuchadnezzar to chastise Judah and raze His Temple.
In Isaiah 2:5-9 the Prophet pleads with the whole house of Israel to strive for the ideal described in the first four verses because the millennial kingdom will be Israel (Acts 1:6; Micah 4). "O house of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the Light of the Lord. For You, God, have repudiated your people the house of Jacob, because they are influenced from the east and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers . . . . therefore forgive them not." From the Captivity they have relied on foreign godstheir Talmudic religion is the antithesis of Moses and the prophets; Babylonian fractional reserve banking is usury, foreign alliances and the military might of the US and other ungodly nations has replaced faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and their materialistic Laodicean lifestyle makes them "lovers of themselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, miscegenators, homosexuals, pederasts, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof . . . as it was in the days of Noah." All of these things are forbidden by the Word of God but continue to this day.
Isaiah 2:10-22 refers to the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet, "Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust away from the dread Presence of the Lord and from the splendour of His majesty" [as in verses 19-21 and Revelation 6:15-16]. "The proud looks of man shall be brought low, and the haughtiness of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in . . . the Day of the Lord".
Isaiah's prophecy covers 2,640 years of Israel's future history encompassing the invasions of Assyria, Babylon, and Rome. As we live at the very end of man's day I focus on what Isaiah says regarding Israel's present and immediate future. In chapters 3 5 he describes the alien non-Semitic rulers of Laodicean Israel as: "babies, ruling childishly. The worst sort of anarchy will prevail, every man oppressing his fellow; youths will revolt against authority, and criminals will sneer at honourable men" as Paul prophesied in II Timothy 3 4. In company with Messiah Jesus, Isaiah denounces Laodicean Israel as a Sodom of physical Serpent's seed (Heb.) 'Zuwr' insulting the righteous (Isaiah 1:7-10; 3:9-12; Luke 17:18-20; Genesis 19:3-5; Revelation 11:8). Nonetheless, in Daniel's Seventieth Week, Jerusalem will be a place of refuge as was Goshen in Egypt prior to the exodus. For at the end of days the Lord will shake the whole earth with an earthquake and call the 144,000 elect Israelites out from the lands of exile to the Land of the Covenant (Hebrews 12:26).
The chief agents of the corruption are Laodicean Israel's non-Semitic leaders; self-styled Jews like ben Gurion, Weizmann, Begin, Meir, Dayan, Peres, Sharon, and Netanyahu. Hence the Lord stands in judgment against them (Isaiah 3:13-15; Daniel 9:27). As time has overtaken us we will proceed to Isaiah 6.
Isaiah 6:1-4, "In [758BC] the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord [Jesus Christ] sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple." John 12:37-41 says, "Though Jesus had performed so many attesting miracles before them, the Pharisees did not believe in Him: in order that the Word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah also said: He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and be converted and I should heal them. Isaiah said these things, when he saw His glory, and spoke of Him".
This accords with I Peter 1:10-12 which says that the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament Prophets was the Spirit of Christ; and with I Corinthians 10:4 where Paul declares that the spiritual rock that led Israel through the wilderness was Christ.
Brother Branham said, "When He, His august Presence comes in and blesses us, and proves by the Scripture, here He is, a Word confirmed. Eight or ten people right here healed setting right here. And it's more. If you'll take my word, as His servant, that Light that you see in the picture that science has right here in Washington, D.C., as, the only supernatural Being ever taken, that Light is just circling this building, around and around, and around and around. Now, that is right" (#18:7, Sir, We would See Jesus, p. 38:294).
"Here's His Presence. He's here what He said He would do. The sign that He said we would get, here He is. While the music's playing sweetly, let's just confess our wrong. "I'm not nothing anyhow, Lord. Speak to my heart. Cleanse me first, Lord. Send the Holy Ghost and cleanse me. I know I'm in Your Presence. I see You as Isaiah saw You, moving. The place is full of, not smoke now, it's full of Light, full of glory . . . It's just everywhere" (#18:9, Influence, p. 32:230, 234).
Ezekiel 1 describes the same vision [in 595BC], and John (who represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation) saw the vision set after March 8, 1963 when the Laodicean Church Age ended. The Ark had completed its travels and was no longer rolling on wheels; Christ's mediation was fulfilled, redemption was over, and in the absence of the blood the Mercy Seat is now a Judgment Seat on which Jesus Messiah in the prophetic office Son of man is "high and lifted up" as King of Kings and Judge (John 5:27; Revelation 4 5).
From the revelation of the Seven Seals until the first resurrection earth is God's Mercy Seat because the Life is in the Blood and Christ's Bride is the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost so our presence withholds the wrath of God; when the Holy Spirit "is taken out of the way" by the translation of "we who are alive and remain" God will smite the earth with a curse (Leviticus 17:11; Galatians 3:26-29; II Thessalonians 2:6-7). So it is essential that we hold the Token over family, friends and loved ones because as long as they respect and are under the atmosphere of your Token they are sanctified, and their names remain on the Book of Life (I Corinthians 7:12-14; II Corinthians 5:17-18).
It was not the usual Shekinah that was on the mercy seat, and no form is specified but "above Him stood the seraphim: each had six wings; with two he covered his face [in reverence], and with two he covered his feet [in humility], and with two he flew [in service]." As far as we know they had no clothing, but Jesus had a flowing robe and train and the "face" and "feet" imply a human form and it is my understanding as we have taught elsewhere that the seraphim signify the Messengers to the seven Church Ages and formed the Pillar of Cloud into which Brother Branham was caught up from Sunset Mountain the morning Jesus Christ opened the Seven Seals. His train that follows wherever He goes is the angels or theophanies of His Bride (Revelation 4, Part III, p. 695:282; Revelation 19:14).
Brother Branham explained, "Now, the Seraphims, actually the Hebrew word there is "Burners." They were the one who offered incense and the sacrifice. It's just a high order of angels that makes the way for the sinner, as long as there's a sacrifice. And these Seraphims, specially, these Burners had a special office, they stayed right in the Presence of God. They're the same as the Cherubim, and they were right in the Presence of God" (#21:6, Influence, p.11:68). The Messenger to the Church Age receives the sacrifice of praise which is the revelation of "the present truth" and delivers it to the churches; it cleanses the elect worshipper and Christ receives him as a written epistle of the Word for his day and excuses his ignorance of the fullness of the Word. Notice the Prophet said "that makes way for the sinner as long as there's a sacrifice." That was during the Church Ages when Christ is interceding for the ignorance of the PART-Word saints. It will NOT work today for the sacrifice has left the altar and as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah He is "high and lifted up" enthroned as King of kings and Judge.
Christ's end-time Bride with the fullness of the Word has no need for a mediator. We don't go the seventh angel William Branham but to the Man with the open Book and say, "Give me the little Book [of the fullness of the Word]." And Jesus said, "Take it, and become one with it" (Revelation 10:9-10).
"And [like each of the seven angels to the Churches] one seraph cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory. [(Revelation 4:9-11; 5:8-14; 18:1; Ezekiel 1:28; 43:2; Zechariah 14:7). But when the Seven Seals were opened there was silence. The Prophet said "Jesus comes from heaven with ten thousands times ten thousands of His saints, and the Bible said that the heavens was empty for the space of a half hour" (Sardis Church Age, p. 348:96; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 557:1-2; Job 38:7; Daniel 7:10; I Thessalonians 2:19-20; 4:14; Jude 14-15; Revelation 5:11; 8:1). And the posts of the door moved at the Voice of the one that called and the house was filled with smoke".
Amos 9 (the prophet to Israel) provides a clearer picture of Isaiah 6:4. It threatens that nowhere will the Israelites be safe from the divine judgments under the Sixth Seal, however an election of 144,000 blood Israelites signified as "the tabernacle of David" or millennial temple will be redeemed (Amos 9:11; Ezekiel 40 48). He sees the Lord standing at the bloodless altar of sacrifice executing His judgment as if all Israel were assembled with their unpardoned abominations (Matthew 23:33-39; 27:25; Revelation 6:11; 14:12-13). "I saw the Lord standing at the altar: and He told me, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that flees shall not flee away, and he that escapes shall not be delivered".
The "lintels" were the sphere-like capitals of the two gigantic cast brass columns or "pillars" either side of the porch or entrance of King Solomon's Temple, and every Mason knows, "He set up the right pillar and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar and called the name thereof Boaz" (I Kings 7). The Lord commanded that the capitals be smitten until the "posts" or thresholds of the doorway, which are part the foundation, shake the temple to the ground. "Then break them on the heads of the whole people. And should any escape the crash of the building, God will slay them with a sword, and not one will escape." So it was on 9/11 when the "twin towers" of the World Trade Center came down.
Considering Isaiah 6 from our Gentile perspective the shaking of the temple took place on March 8, 1963 at Revelation 5, the breach between Church Ages and the Seals when another mighty angel came down from heaven above Sunset Mountain with "the little Book open . . . and cried with a loud Voice as when a lion roars." It is the temple of the world church system that is really the world with God's Name on it and the sleeping virgins who believe they are Christian pillars that were shaken (Revelation 3:12; 18:4). And as Isaiah was reconciled for his new commission when his uncircumcised lips were cleansed with the Holy Ghost and Fire so he could declare THUS SAITH THE LORD, Brother Branham received the Sword of the Lord which signified the Word of God in his right hand and later caught up into the constellation of angels to receive his new commission after the blast of seven thunders as Christ broke the Seals.
As Isaiah 6:1-4 describes the scene of the vision, Isaiah 6:5-7 describes the prophet's terror and his allying of it: "Then I said, Woe is me! For I am lost, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips: [you will recall Brother Branham's concern not knowing the meaning of his vision which he described to his Church on December 30, 1962, three months before it came to pass]: for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. [And so did Brother Branham, and we have seen Him in W_O_R_D form]. Then flew one of the seraphim to me, having in his hand a burning coal, which he had taken with tongs from off the altar: and he touched it on my mouth and said, Look! This has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin is forgiven".
Brother Branham said, "The whole earth shook, everywhere. Rocks that size rolled down, dust flying like that. And I looked, and standing before me stood seven Angels, just exactly the way it was. I felt like I was standing way up off the ground. First, I thought somebody'd shot me, you know, with that black hat on; looked like a javelina hog anyhow, you know, they're dark. I thought somebody'd shot me . . . And I seen then what it was. Well . . . I got my commission, and the Scripture, "The Seven Seals which is the seven mysteries. . ." (Trying to Do God a Service Without it being God's Will, p. 10:70).
Having seen the Lord Isaiah 6:8-13 describes his second call; his new commission is to preach the hardening of Israel: "Upon being cleansed I heard the Voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I; send me. And He said, Go, and tell this people, keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive. Cause the heart of this people to be unreceptive; cause their ears to be hard of hearing, and shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts, and repent and are healed."
Isaiah, Brother Branham and every prophet is a sign of judgment, but God's holy indignation is not without love. Prophets bring warning and a way to escape the coming judgment. The revelation of Jesus' first Coming was refused by unbelievers who had been blinded by the Talmudic teaching of their spiritually blind rabbis so that we Gentiles could enter into grace; and the revelation of the Seven Seals has blinded the unbelievers so that we could receive Christ's second Coming before He reveals Himself to Israel (Matthew 24:27-31; Zechariah 12:9-14).
The Prophet said, "So many good, sincere people today are caught away in these creeds, churches and organizations, "having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof," as II Timothy 3 says. Gross darkness, blinding of Israel, was for the lightening of the Gentiles. Now, the blinding of the Gentiles is the lightening of Israel. It's just like the day and night; one side has got darkness, the other side's got light; and then the light comes over on the other side. So the moon passing the way it did [on its eclipse over Jerusalem on December 30, 1963 ahead of Pope Paul VI's visit to meet Ecumenical Patriarch Athanagoras I], and the reflection of the darkness of the world blinding out its light, is a reflection to us that the Gentile church age is finished. The church is making herself ready, been making herself ready for a time; it's time for the rapture [which has been in PROCESS since Brother Branham revealed the Seals in March, 1963]. For darkness is fading upon the Gentiles, and dawn will soon break upon the Jews. [He means Israelites]."
"The sun has traveled from the east to the west, and we're on the west coast. The Light can only do one thing, go back east, on the other side. You understand, do you? [Congregation says, "Amen" Ed.] The Light can only go back east again to where it begin at, Israel. God blinded them for a while, but the darkness now is pressed upon the Gentile world that's covered the whole thing. The Gentiles will trod down Jerusalem until the Gentile dispensation will be finished. Jesus said so. And now it's finished, gross darkness upon the people, God reflecting it in the skies, as He has shown it on earth before it all happens. We're in it" (Shalom #13:5, p. 17:93-94).
In his Message The Indictment (p. 11:70-76) Brother Branham said, "The same attitude in the people today is doing the same thing spiritually that they did physically then: they crucified physically Jesus Christ the Son of God. . . I say fifty years ago it could not been done. But today this is very timely . . . because the time is run out. . . I believe that this nation cannot repent . . . we are guilty of the same sins that God destroyed the . . . antediluvian world. We're guilty of the same sins that He destroyed the world in Sodom and Gomorrah. And we got all the same spiritual evidence laying here before us, all the same spiritual evidence, worldwide known, that brought down the mercies of God on those generations, that also to reject brought judgment. So if this generation has rejected the same mercy that was spurned in them days, God would be unjust to let them get by without judgment".
In every dispensation from the Garden of Eden the Message was sent only for God's elect so Jesus was instructing Isaiah that whatever he should say to the Israelites he should not speak in expectation of being understood and favoured but conscious that his words will generally not be understood, and being disregarded serve as a witness against the people, causing hardness of heart justifying their condemnation in the manner of Moses' admonitions to Pharaoh. It was for this cause Jesus spoke in parables (Matthew 13:10-16; John 12:40) and instructed Brother Branham "Now, there's a third pull coming, but don't try to explain it" (Sirs, Is This the Time? p. 49:3). And throughout the last days there has been much ceaseless but fruitless hearing in response to the ceaseless but fruitless preaching as Paul prophesied in II Timothy 3:7 and turned to us Gentiles (Acts 28:25-29). Brother Branham said the foolish virgin are non-elect not because they have not heard, but because they were slothful or dilatory in disrespect to what they have heard.
Isaiah's Message was an indictment of Israel for the coming 2,640 years. He was not told what he would announce but what would be the consequences of his Message. It was without regard to the personal difficulty of making such absolute announcements but only because the fate of his people distressed him that Isaiah inquires how long the Lord's anger and the hardening of Israel's uncircumcised hearts is to persist:
"Then said I, Lord, how long (Daniel 12:6; Revelation 6:11)?" And He answered, "Until the cities ARE MADE RUINS without inhabitants, the houses without people and the land utterly desolate, and the Lord sends men far away, and the forsaken places of the land will be many. And though a tenth remains in it, it shall again be consumed, but as a terebinth tree or an oak whose stump remains when it is felled, so the holy seed [or 144,000 elect] is its stump".
Israel's stump always remains as the guarantee of new life and a glorious future. We know that the time for Israel to be born-again as a nation in one day is close because Brother Branham said, "when you begin to see the year of Jubilee, where we don't have to fuss and strain and pull like this, but we're already secured in Christ . . ." (Revelation, Chapter Five, Part II, p. 779:182). nl820.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.