Bible Believers' Newsletter 870
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; may we each by His grace walk more closely with Him in 2015 that He may be glorified again in 2016.
John 12:28, "Then came a Voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified My Name, and will glorify it again".
The international media cabal trumpets loudly the apostasy of once Christian nations united in forcing countries not under dominion to the Money Power of international Jewry into World War III, their next step to establishing Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. It will not be long: hold to God's unchanging Word, so prove all things because the hour is coming in which your strength will come from the spoken Word of God alone.
This week's main article answers questions; in the first we answer the controversy concerning the marriage of Boaz with Ruth the Moabite, related issues of doctrine and their present-day antitypes. The second question concerns the Prophet William Branham and whether we are under obligation to tithe of our increase under the New Testament.
Next week, Lord willing, we will proceed with our study of the Book of Zechariah and its prophecies concerning the present era.
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.
A History of America's War on Whistleblowers and Journalists since 9/11
January 6, 2014 Everything happening here in the United States is simultaneously recurring throughout the Western world. It all is going as planned by that one tenth of one percent that holds virtually the entire planet's wealth and power along with its seven billion population hostage . . . an actual oligarchy serving the interests of the privileged financial elite, draconian laws have sprung up on every continent criminalizing free speech and free press . . .
The Orwellian nightmare of a militarized global security-surveillance-police state means new national security laws are rapidly proliferating all over the world . . . the globalists control every war, manufacturing and demonizing enemies at propagandist will. Oligarchs in the form of the international banking cabal have taken over every national government, own and control every transnational corporation, and control every national economy due to increasing dependence on a non-sustainable, bankrupt global economic system dictated and controlled by the cabal. They own and control virtually all global food production, distribution and supply as well as virtually all sources of information through fewer and fewer media outlets, with the agenda to next abolish net neutrality and eliminate the internet as the only viable independent news source for any semblance of truth and accurate information . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
US Taxpayers financing Ukraine's Ethnic Cleansing Campaign
MOSCOW, December 30, 2014 US private military company Academi (formerly known as Blackwater) has confirmed its readiness to start training a Ukrainian battalion for street fighting, a military-diplomatic source told TASS on Tuesday . . . According to the source the month-long program includes training in marksmanship, operations by assault groups in urban conditions, close combat and combat and logistics support for the battalion. The cost of instruction is estimated at $3.5 million. "Ukraine has said it is ready to pay the money on the condition of assistance from the Ukrainian association Patriot, providing technical and financial support for the project," the source said.
The Ukrainian military will be trained at the Yavorov centre. Earlier this week Russia published a new version of the military doctrine, which for the first time identified the activity of foreign private military companies near Russian borders as a foreign threat. According to media reports US firms were involved in events in the south-east of Ukraine on the side of the Kiev authorities. The White House has repeatedly denied the presence of private US military companies in Ukraine. Full story: tass.ru
Comment: If this report in Tass is true, then the Ukrainian Government, which now is being funded almost entirely by US taxpayers (inasmuch as it no longer meets the financial requirements of the IMF and EU, both of which receive funding from US and European taxpayers), and for which the US Congress just passed and the US President just signed into law in December authorization of a $450 million donation, is now co-funding this military training, along withas Wikipedia describes 'Patriot of Ukraine' . . .
Meanwhile, any assistance that Russia provides to the residents, even food and other non-military aid, is condemned and blocked by the Nazisthe pro-ethnic-cleansing Western governments and presswho are saying, "Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown little interest in . . . halting his aggression in neighboring Ukraine." So: the Ukrainian Government is allowed to pillage, rape, and torture, but Russia would be committing 'aggression' to do anything about it.
If what Putin does is 'aggression,' then the term that's appropriate for what Obama does iswell, what is it? And since when is self-defense even 'aggression' at all? . . . When will Americans boycott the US 'news' media, for their constant lying? Wasn't the lying of America into George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq enough for us? Are we now to be lied into invading Russia too, with Ukraine being used as the proxy for the present stage, before NATO missiles start flying from there, at a surrounded Russia? Full story: globalresearch.ca
World War III could destroy Europe for the Third Time in a Century
December 30, 2014 Washington is determined to go to war with Russia. Its military industrial complex demands it. Its financial systemFED, Wall Street demand it. War is a debt machine. War brings insane profits. The European vassals go along with it. It is part of the [Jews'] PNAC (Plan for a New American Century) to take over the world.
After Russia, China would follow. That's the plan. China is being encircled as we speak. Already 50% of the US navy fleet is stationed in the Pacific, from Japan to the Philippines to Australia. By 2016, Obama has promised, the navy war contingent in the Pacific will increase to two thirds.
In mid-2014, China had surpassed the US in economic power. China must be annihilated in any way possible [as Britain determined to destroy Germany in World War I]. Never mind that Russia and China have recently concluded a pact, a close financial and military alliancewhich to defeat will be next to impossible . . . the US . . . Protected by two Oceans. Starting wars from foreign bases is much safer. Of NATO's 28 member countries, 26 are in Europe, of which 12almost halfin Eastern Europe, countries that used to be part of or 'dependencies' of the former Soviet Union . . . despite Washington's promise . . . not to expand NATO eastward . . .
Russia's Central Bank started buying back cheap, down-graded rubles with its excess foreign reserves. The Russian currency gained 10% alone on 17 December, last day of trading before the weekend. With the fall of the ruble, foreign shareholders of Russian corporations, especially in Europe and the US, were afraid of losing out under a ruble collapse. They shed their shareswhich Russia quickly bought and repatriated, thereby not only returning foreign holdings of Russian stock into Russian coffers, but also cashing in on the dividends of these stocks. According to some accounts (Spiegel Online), with this move alone Russia earned some 20 billion dollars.
It looks like the economic and propaganda war is progressively being won by Russia. On the political western front things are crumbling too. Hungary's government, a member of the EU and of NATO, has just declared an alliance with Russia against Washington. Turkey, once a contender to enter the EU . . . is instead aiming at membership in the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization). Turkey is a strategic key NATO member. Will others follow suit . . . So-called allies of the empire are wary . . . Afraid of 'sanctions' or . . . a possible take-over by the merciless killing machine, they have nodded and played along . . . as they see the implosion of the beast . . . dare jumping ship . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Brethren take note, this is a token of Scripture coming to pass. In Revelation 17:11-18 Jesus prophesied that in the next several years ten European members of NATO will side with Russia, and smite both the beast of Papal Rome and its US image with nuclear annihilation.
From Energy War to Currency War: America's Attack on the Russian Ruble
December 26, 2014 A multi-spectrum war is being waged against Moscow by Washington . . . Geopolitics, science and technology, speculation, financial markets, large business conglomerates, intelligentsia, mass communication, information streams, social media, the internet, popular culture, news networks, international institutions, sanctions, audiences, public opinion, nationalism, different governmental bodies and agencies, identity politics, proxy wars, diplomacy, countervailing international alliances, major business agreements, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), human rights, prestige, military personnel, capital, and psychological tactics are all involved in this multi-spectrum war . . .
Instead of trying to stop the value of the ruble from dropping, the Kremlin appears to have decided to strategically invest in Russia's human capital. Russia's national reserve funds will be used to diversify the national economy and strengthen the social and public sectors . . . the wages . . . have all been raised . . .
In President Putin's own words, the process of increasing business ties with the Chinese and East Asia "stems from the global economic processes, because the Eastthat is, the Asia-Pacific Regionshows faster growth than the rest of the world" . . . every step that the US takes to target Russia economically will eventually hurt the US economy too . . . Chinese are aware that ultimately it is China and not Russia that is the target of the United States . . ."
The currency war eventually will rebound on Washington and Wall Street. The energy war will also reverse directions. Already, the Kremlin has made it clear that it and a coalition of other countries will de-claw the US in the currency market through a response that will neutralize US financial manipulation and the petro-dollar. In the words of [Presidential Advisor] Sergey Glazyev, Moscow is thinking of a "systemic and comprehensive" response "aimed at exposing and ending US political domination, and, most importantly, at undermining US military-political power based on the printing of dollars as a global currency" . . .
The coming century will not be the "American Century" as the neo-conservatives in Washington think. It will be a "Eurasian Century". Washington has taken on more than it can handle . . . the year 2014 has finally led to "a paradigm shift in the international system". Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Worldwide the Seed of the Serpent, both natural and spiritual has taken dominion over the unbelieving seed of Adam (Genesis 3:15).
False Flagging the World towards War. The CIA weaponizes Hollywood
December 27, 2014 Almost all wars begin with false flag operations. The coming conflicts in North Korea and Russia are no exception. Mass public hysteria is being manufactured to justify aggression against Moscow and Pyongyang, in retaliation for acts attributed to the North Korean and Russian governments, but orchestrated and carried out by the CIA and the Pentagon.
The campaign of aggression against North Korea, from the hacking of Sony and the crescendo of noise over the film, The Interview, bears all the markings of a CIA false flag operation . . . It is illogical for Pyongyang to have done it. Isolated, impoverished North Korea, which [like Iran] has wanted improved relations with the United States for years . . . [despite the US genocide in the unnecessary Korean War] . . .
The Interview was made with the direct and open involvement of CIA and [City of London's] Rand Corporation operatives for the express purpose of destabilizing North Korea. Star and co-director [Jew] Seth Rogen has admitted that he worked 'directly with people who work in the government as consultants, who I'm convinced are in the CIA'. Originally conceived to be a plot taking place in an 'unnamed country', Sony [i.e. the Jewish Rockefellers' Standard Oil of New York] Pictures co-chairman [Jew] Michael Lynton, who also sits on the board of the Rand Corporation, encouraged the film makers to make the movie overtly about murdering Kim Jong-Un . . . The infantile, imbecilic, tasteless, reckless idiots involved with The Interview, including the tasteless [Jew] Rogen and co-director [Jew] Evan Goldberg, worked with these military-intelligence thugs for months . . . and [Jew} James Franco . . .
Consider the hysterical, desperate provocations by Washington in recent months. A US-NATO coup, engineered by the CIA, toppled the government of Ukraine, planting a pro-US neo-Nazi criminal apparatus on Russia's doorstep. The CIA and its worldwide network of propagandists pinned the blame on Putin and Russia for aggression, and for obstructing 'democracy'.
The MH-17 jetliner is downed by Ukrainian operatives, with the support of the CIA, Mi-6, etc. etc. This false flag operation was blamed on Russia—'Putin's Missile.' The US and NATO are still trying to pin these murders on Putin.
The war against the [US-sponsored] Islamic State—a massive CIA false flag operation—seeks to topple with the Assad government as well as to militarily counter Russia. The ongoing Anglo-American conquest of regional oil and gas supplies, and energy transport routes is also aimed at checkmating Russia and China across the region.
The US and NATO have attacked the Russian federation with sanctions. The US and Saudi Arabia have collapsed oil prices, to further destroy the Russian economy. Full-scale military escalations are being planned . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: So much for 'the exceptional' "image unto the beast".
Sydney Sheikh believed responsible for Syrian Massacres, Kidnappings
December 30, 2014 Researchers, officials and residents hold Sydney Sheikh Fedaa Majzoub responsible for two appalling massacres and kidnappings in Northern Syria. Worse, the sectarian sheikh has for some time enjoyed protection from the Australian media as well as from some political figures. Majzoub has been implicated in the mass atrocities at Ballouta and Kessab, both near the Turkish border. In Ballouta (August 2013) around 200 villagers were killed and another 200 kidnapped, by a combination of FSA and al Nusra jihadists. The same groups invaded the mainly Armenian Christian border town of Kessab (March 2014), killing 80 people and desecrating churches.
Syrian officials have identified Majzoub as a key organizer of the Ballouta atrocities and he has admitted involvement in the Kessab kidnappings, suggesting however that they were humanitarian 'evacuations'. The only Australian member of the now defunct Syrian National Council (SNC), Majzoub remains a member of the NSW branch of the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC). The ANIC has made no statement on his activities in Syria.
Fedaa's younger brother Mustapha was killed in August 2012, in an area near jihadist-occupied Selma, in northern Syria. At that time the Australian media mostly repeated the family's claim that he had gone to Syria for humanitarian or religious purposes. Other evidence makes it clear, however, that he joined sectarian jihadists. On his Facebook page, before his death, he expressed great joy that '72 from the shabeeha [Alawi or loyal government supporters] have just been captured in the Kurd mountains in Latakia. It's going off everywhere, Allahu Akbar.' One of his friends asked 'Have they been slaughtered yet?'
Nevertheless, the Arabic language newspaper An-Nahar (27/08/12) published a statement from the then NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell, mourning the death of 'respected cleric' Mustapha Majzoub. This was despite the fact that, five days earlier, The Australian newspaper had quoted intelligence sources saying that Mustapha was 'known to law enforcement and the intelligence community for extremist views'. Indeed, the younger Majzoub's public lectures had vilified the minority Alawite community as 'enemies against Islam', calling for 'the highest level of jihad' against them . . . Full story: pravda.ru
Hellstorm the Rape of Germany
December 27, 2014 Preview of the coming documentary "Hellstorm" by Kyle Hunt of Renegade Broadcasting. The film is based on the book by the same name, research and written by historian Thomas Goodrich. Full story: youtube.com also David Irving: "The Faking of Adolf Hitler for History." Irving condemns the majority of historians who like most Christians, even in the circle of this Message, neglect to go back to primary resources and obey instructions such as the admonition of "those noble Bereans," but simply recite the "letter" and neglect research to apprehend "the Spirit".
The Congregation of the Lord
Last Saturday I received emails from two of our Brothers and feel my responses should be shared with you as the time is short and it looks as if 2015 could be the last full calendar year before the close of the Gentile dispensation and God's grace. "See to it therefore how you conduct yourselves, not as foolish but as wise people, making the best possible use of your time, because these are evil days. Be not thoughtless therefore, but gain insight, understanding what the will of the Lord is" (Ephesians 5:15-17).
Pay heed then to the admonition of those noble Bereans and "receive the Word with all readiness of mind, then search the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11). We must each experience a personal relationship with God, the Voice of the Archangel placing the Message of this hour from Genesis to Revelation. So carefully study our Scriptural support to ensure, proof positive, you understand precisely what God means. The destiny of your soul is determined by your understanding of and obedience to God's Word.
Every soul in Adam's race is born "saved" from his mother's womb because from the foundation of the world his name was placed on the Book of Life, which is the genealogy of the first Adam, and predestinated according to God's foreknowledge of the exercise of his free moral agency, or free will (I Peter 1:2). Most souls are not in Adam's race and are without inheritance in this world or hope in the world to come, yet wrong decisions will cause the names of Adam's children to be removed; their destiny is in their own hands for God is not an arbitrary judge. Contrary to Islam, every soul in Adam's race is a sovereign human being with just one mortal life wherein his duty to God and his responsibility to himself is not to submit to anything without a personal revelation from the Lord but "study to present himself to God as one approved, a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth, and exerting himself to make his calling and election sure" (II Timothy 2:15; II Peter 1:10).
There is a devotion to materialism and ignorant religious form which, although glazed over with high-sounding names, is as repulsive to the true honour of God as the worship of Baal or Astarte; trinitarianism as in Judaism, Judaeo-Christianity, and Islam. It dwells on great intellectual and physical achievements, discoveries in nature, inventions in art, scientific triumphs or even the multiplication of social conveniences, as if these were the all in all of life and of man.
Among many 'Christians' the next world is ignored, and God is turned into a mere name. He is insufficiently thought of to be actively opposed; and men say in Gibbon's famous formula, "all religions are equally true in the eyes of the people, equally false in the eyes of the philosopher, and equally useful in the eyes of the statesman. This nonchalance, this pervading earthliness of character and pursuit, is not simply the rejection of God, but the enthronement of something else in His place: idolatry (Colossians 3:5). And it needs all the energy of a true spiritual faith to overcome it. Here is the line between the wise and the foolish virgins; both are justified by grace through faith, and sanctified by the cleansing of the Blood through intellectual obedience of faith much as required of Israel under "the schoolmaster of Law." Both follow the Message for their hour, the foolish being slothful or dilatory by the "letter" without the Spirit, the wise by revelation that transforms them into "written epistles of the present Truth known and read of all men" (II Corinthians 3:2).
If the Church is to ever fulfill its function it must insist that life is more than meat and the body more than raiment; that means are not ends and man not merely an animal of the better class, more highly organized and of larger intelligence; but that he is a spiritual being, allied to the infinite Spirit and able to reach the true goal of his existence only in a willing obedience to that Supreme Spirit. To this end the Lord sent the Prophet William Branham to restore the apostolic faith and "finish the mystery of God" (Malachi; 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7) for we live in the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal feast, all seven Church Ages and Christ's Mediation are fulfilled and redemption is over (I Corinthians 13:10; Ephesians 1:10; Revelation 4:1).
The first of our precious Brothers wrote: I know just enough about the Bible to be dangerous and it is very difficult to communicate Bible questions when one doesn't know the details of the Bible.
Jesus was created in the womb of Mary . . . Mary had nothing to do with the genetics. Joseph had nothing to do with the genetics, and no sex was . . .?
We replied: Yes, all Mary contributed was her faith in God's promises such as Isaiah 7:14, and 9:6-7, "And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy Word. And the angel departed from her" (Luke 1:38) . . . and a borrowed womb. Judaeo-Catholic nonsense called "the immaculate conception" makes God a sex act.
John 1:1-2, 14, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God [as His eternal thoughts], and the Word was God [as His thoughts are the eternal attributes of what He is]. The same [being eternal, omniscient and omnipotent, is infallible, unchanging, omniscient, and omnipotent (Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8)] was in the beginning with God. . . And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us [manifest physically (I Timothy 3:16; I John 1:1-3)], and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth".
Only man can "beget"; and we know God is a Man because when the Word was made flesh it was Jesus Christ. Jesus was God Himself, the fullness of "the Word" or Logos manifest in virgin-born flesh; He was not Mary's ovum or He would have been sinful flesh and require salvation and new birth like Mary. It took almost a millennia of Dark Ages till the (once) Protestant reformation of the Roman Catholic system of false worship, the Enlightenment, and universal education made it necessary for the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church to confess and repent of its dogma whose folly was manifest, or add a further layer of deception. So on November 1, 1950 (in opposition to most high-ranking Roman theologians) Pope Pius XII declared "Mary's glorification and assumption into heaven" because she had to be virgin-born or God's "immaculate conception" would have begotten Jesus a sinner by nature. So Mary was deified as Semiramis deified herself when her husband Nimrod died and became "the mother of God." Rome and its religion is spiritual Babylon; Judaeo-Romanism is the Babylonian religion in Christian livery as Judaism is the Babylonian religion disguised under Old Testament trappings.
> But Jesus had a lineage, and in order to have a lineage there must be genetics: Blood.
Yes, John 1:10-13, "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, [Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New Testament, God is one Person, not two or three. This is confirmed by Isaiah 44:24 (Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 11:3), "Thus saith the Lord, Your Redeemer, and He that formed you [Israel] from the womb, I am the Lord that makes all things; that stretched forth the heavens alone; that spread abroad the earth by Myself"], and the world knew Him not. He came to His own, and His own received Him not".
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of [the will and power of] God".
Notice, our second birth, like the birth of the first and also the last Adam was without blood (i.e. semen as we will explain) but revelation of the spoken Word of the hour creating a new Life begotten by a new and heavenly Father; a "new creation" veiled behind our old bodies reflecting the attributes of His Son Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15). The first and the last Adam were begotten by the spoken Word of the same Father. Jesus' creation in the womb of the woman commenced the instant Mary's faith received God's Word spoken by the Angel.
Acts 20:28, "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he has purchased with His own Blood" (Ephesians 1:7, 14; Titus 2:14; I Peter 1:19; Revelation 5:9).
Revelation 1:4-6, "John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne; and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own Blood, and has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen".
Christ's Bride is a Kingdom of priests; we are Israel's Queen and as Son of David Jesus Messiah is their King. Among His subjects Israelites are our servants. The Blood of Jesus was the created Blood of God. It was not the blood of Israelites or Gentiles, and certainly not the blood of Edomite Jews. Whereas we are the blood of our natural father which is a product of semen.
Newsletter 400 explained: "Race" has nothing to do with the colour of a man's skin and everything to do with the Book of Life and the possibility of redemption! Cain and Abel had the same mother but different fathers. God is a Patriarch, not a matriarch for "the life of the flesh is in the blood" and semen is composed of constituents of the father's blood. Cain's absence from the genealogy of Adam which is the Book of Life and from the Genealogy of God which is the Lamb's Book of Life (Isaiah 53:10; 65:23; Psalm 139:16) confirms that the lineage and birthright pass through the male, not the female line. This exposes the self-deception of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jewish imposters who trace their lineage to the mother because (their rabbis know) they are related to Eve and not to Adam. Christians are the Blood of Jesus Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, which is the new birth, for "the Life is in the Blood" (Genesis 13:15; 17:8; Galatians 3:16, 26-29). The last Adam, Jesus Messiah, is KINSMAN Redeemer for the first Adam and his race (Isaiah 44-45). He has no kinship with Cain who along with his descendants is without a KINSMAN redeemer and lost.
[Brother Branham's Message clearly explains life and death, salvation, new birth, natural and spiritual genealogy, the Book of Life and the Lamb's Book of Life:
"Adam had never knew that this act could be done. See? She was made a female. Certainly, she would've come to it later [but by revelation of the Word of God from her husband, Adam the prophet, not by Satan's wisdom against the faith and miscegenation with the Serpent]; but you see, the sovereignty of God to display Himself as Saviour and so forth, as I've explained many times . . . But Satan knew this, for he come to her in the form of this serpent, which was a beast, and came to her. And she was [thus vicariously] pregnated by Satan first.
And if you'll notice, there was only two acts done, and there was three children born. Search the Scripture. She gave birth to [dizygous] twins. [A case of superfetation; the development of fertilized ova in a uterus which already contains the products of conception from a previous reproductive cycle . . . the simplest explanation would be that ovulation had taken place during the initial pregnancy, the uterine cavity had permitted the passage of spermatozoa and the second fertilized ovum had managed to implant in the uterus adjacent to the first (Journal of Reproduction & Fertility, QP 251.J75, Vol. 36, 1974)]. One of them was serpent's seed; the other one was Abel. She enticed her husband and told . . . See? Then she showed her husband what it was, and then he lived with her also, and she bore this child. And I want youto show, she was pregnated with twins by two different . . . She was a . . . That's virgin woman.
Their seed is strong. Like look here. Abraham married his own sister. Why, if a man'd marry his sister today, his children would be idiots. See? But the human . . . And here Jacoboror Isaac married Rebekah which was his own cousin, own blood cousin at that, blood relation (See?), Abraham's brother's child.
Notice, notice now, on this (See?), there'sthe human race was so strong. Now, if you notice it's always been twins all along. There was . . . Cain and Abel were twins, and Esau and Jacob were twins. Jesus and Judas come out of the same tribe and in the same church. And theeven the Holy Spirit and the antichrist is to be twins, so close that would deceive the very elected if possible [Matthew 24:24]. Have you got it? All right.
Now, to prove this I want you to take the 14th verse of Jude and said . . . Now, now, notice this. Now, I'll close. Notice. To cut the whole thing off to make it right, first place He said, "I'll put enmity between your seed and the serpent's seed [i.e. the children of Cain]" [Genesis 3:15]. See? Now, she doesn't have a seed.
How she got this seed was Satan's seed. Cain was Satan's [vicarious] son [fathered by the Serpent he incarnate, a giant man-like creature before God changed every bone of his body and threw him on his belly (Genesis 3:14)]. She had no seed, so she received it through sexual intercourse. And when she did it, it was given to her by God's enemy. And then, when God gave her [i.e. the virgin, Mary] a Seed, It [Jesus] had no sex at all into It. You get it? The bond woman and her child cast out, 'cause won't be heir with the free woman and her child. [Typed by natural Israel born by sex represented by, Ishmael and natural Jerusalem (Genesis 21:10; Galatians 4:23-31; Revelation 11:8) against spiritual Israel (elect Church) who received the promises natural Israel rejected to become New Jerusalem. Similarly in the Book of Ruth, Naomi types natural Israel losing her estate and Ruth types the Gentile Bride raised in idolatry and converted under the New Covenant in union with David's Greater Son, Jesus Christ].
And notice, then she was given a Seed which was Christ. Neither her egg . . . Now, the Protestant wants to believe that it was a virgin born hemoglobin that was the created Blood of God where the germ lays, but said it was her egg. No, sir. That egg cannot come down through that tube into the womb unless there be a sensation [i.e. it will be eliminated in the menstrual cycle unless there has been a sensation and it has been fertilized]. Then you put God [a Spirit] having sexual intercourse with a [human] woman. How can it be done? It was a created matter of God altogether, both egg and germ.
And He was the Son of God, not the son of Mary, for He never did call her mother. "Woman," He called her, never mother. She wasn't His mother. It was the Son of God, and God is One. Get it?
Now, another thing to prove this and nail it down, where if anybody ever fusses with you, go back here in the Book of Jude . . . "Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these things, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints." Now, go back unto the 5th chapter (I think it is) of Genesis, and then go also over into the Book of Luke . . . and you'll find out that in the genealogies, nowhere in the Bible . . . if Enoch is the seventh from Adam, the Bible said, "Adam and then his son Seth," because Cain was not Adam's seed. It said Adam begot Seth, and Seth begot . . . Jared; Jared begot, all the way down to Enoch; and Enoch was the seventh from Adam. Nowhere did it ever speak that Cain was ever considered to be anything in the genealogies of God.
Now, just look and find out if it's so or not; search it out. And Luke comes over and names it right back again, and puts down from Adam. Not one time is Cain ever mentioned in the whole thing. And if Enoch (See?) was the seventh from Adam, where did Cain come in? Because the Bible said that in the genealogies, that Adam begot his son Seth. And Seth begot Jared, and Jared begot Soandso, on down; and not one time was Cain ever mentioned. Then he could not be the son of Adam. So he had to be the son of the serpent, and he couldn't be a son without intercourse. Amen. If he wasn't, he was virgin born, then he'd be a son of God. I don't want them to get out of that one time.
Now, the same God that revealed that, is the same God that told me about your marriage and divorce. When He says those things, my brother, sister . . . I'm your brother, a man. But when He says that, and that strikes down in here, I can't explain it to you. There no need of me trying to do it, 'cause I couldn't. But it's never one time been wrong. Although, I couldn't see it myself at all; I couldn't see it, but I just hold on to it; and then He begins to reveal it, then I justit just floors me. There it was right there, and I didn't see it. Youyour education is bypassed, and your reasons are bypassed, and everything else; so was Cain bypassed.
[You must understand William Branham was a covenant Prophet of God promised from Malachi 4:5-6 to Matthew 17:11, and Revelation 10:7 to 22:6-10. God watches over and vindicates all of His prophets to ensure that when they speak in His Name they express His thoughts which become His unfailing Word on which we rely. From Genesis to Revelation every genuine prophet is in agreement with the omnipotent infallible mind of God who cannot contradict His Word which is His eternal, unchanging thoughts expressed (Numbers 12:6; Deuteronomy 13:1-5; 18:15-22). This exposes Judaism, her Roman daughter, and their offspring Islam as not of God, and certainly not 'Abrahamic' for Abraham was the father of the faith (Romans 4:12, 16).
Before God can do anything of great moment He must first display a sign the heavens which is His First Bible (Genesis 1:14; Psalm 19:1-14; 50:5-6; Romans 1:19-20). This is the Sign He publicly displayed on February 28, 1963 (Daniel 7:9; Matthew 26:64; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7, 14, etc)]. He must also send and vindicate a prophet with warning and a way to escape judgment. Amos 3:7: "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." A prophet is a sign of impending Judgment (Isaiah 61:2b). William Branham is described in the visions of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Zechariah the prophet of Amos 3:3; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Luke 17:28-30; Revelation 1:1; 3:14; 10:7, who led John throughout the Book of Revelation.
The Prophet continues: "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the days that God created man, in the likeness of God created he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day that they were created. And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, and after his own image; and he called his name . . ." (Cain? What'd he call his name? Where is that firstborn who had the birthrights then? Never even mentioned him. Seth was his son).
Now, we come over here again and we find where that said . . . And now, Eve was given a son, because Cain killed Abel. Now, notice as we go on: "And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: and the days of Adam after he begot Seth were eight hundred years: and he begot sons and daughters: and all the days of Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begot Enos: . . ." (And on down till it goes on down, and he is the seventh, Enoch is the seventh from Adam.) . . . [If Cain was Adam's son Enoch would have been the eighth].
Now, if we will notice here . . . In the 3rd chapter of Luke we get the same thing. ". . . which sons and so forth . . . and Noah, which were a Lamech, which also sons of Methuselah, which also the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Mahalaleel, which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God." Where did Cain come in? Where's Cain at, the firstborn? The birthright's to him; where'd he come from? He was the Satan's seed, and not God's. Wasn't Adam's either, 'cause Adam's son's name was Seth. Cain, the serpent's seed, slew his first son which was a type and shadow of the serpent also slaying his other Son, Jesus. And Seth took his place in the genealogies, which meant the resurrection, that the genealogies of God would completely be carried on.
I want to see somebody put him in there now and say it wasn't the serpent's seed. It wasn't recognized in the genealogies of God's, or neither the genealogies of the human race, the genealogies of Adam, any of the rest of them. Is that right? How many believes it, say, "Amen." Sure. He was not; he was the serpent's seed and not Adam's seed.
She said that was Adam's son. It was not Adam's son. She said, "I got it from God." And she had to; it was a seed. It was a seed, but it was serpent's seed. See?
And He'd had to come back a virgin then in order to clear up that sexual act that'd been done. Adam was put here on earth, but he'd never found out that he was to be a father. You understand what I mean? Satan knowing this, he got to Eve before Adam got there. And there's where the whole thing lays today. And brother, that's what makes marriage and divorce and everything else such a scrumble as it is today. It's most pathetic. See? God has made a way, to which we are thankful" (William Branham, Conduct Order and Doctrine, p. 1132:317-332).
In Newsletter 400 we presented an incisive review of Professor Kevin MacDonald's book, The Culture of Critique, published in American Renaissance, March, 1999. You will read how Jesus' prophecy of Matthew 24:37 has come to pass in the days of His 'parousia' Coming by the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 (Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7). You will recognize how "men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth," are encouraging a repetition of the original sin'multiculturalism'which is accursed of God and prophesied for today "as it was in the days of Noah" (Genesis 1:11; 6:1-13; Numbers 24:9; Matthew 24:36-42).
Professor MacDonald has observed the Hegelian dialectic whereby the selective immigration policies of the United States and Australia were rescinded against the public will and common sense to create a problem (thesis). Racial Vilification and Anti-discrimination laws crafted by a Russian-American Jewish attorney, Joseph Ribakoff, suspended for stealing client funds, were legislated ostensibly to rectify that problem created by rescission of the Act (antithesis) but guaranteed to exacerbate the situation by generating division and hatred in our now heterogeneous, hybridized society to ensure its overthrow and transfer our dominion to "the enemy within" (synthesis).
Genesis 4:14-15, "And Cain said, it shall come to pass, that everyone who finds me out will kill me. And the Lord set a mark on Cain lest those who came upon him should kill him." That mark is worldly wisdom against faith. Thus his children are protected by the satanic wisdom of these laws and anyone accused of their infraction is automatically guilty of "racial hatred" until he proves his innocence, and truth is no defense under these laws in force in most (once) Christian nations.
(Hence the "enmity" expressed by the Jews' Babylonian Talmud in Gittim 57a: "Balaam [i.e. Jesus] is raised from the dead and being punished in boiling hot semen." This same ungodly spirit of death is exhibited in a news item presented in Newsletter 506: "A small California biotech company, Epicyte, in 2001 announced the development of genetically engineered corn which contained a spermicide which made the semen of men who ate it sterile. At the time Epicyte had a joint venture agreement to spread its technology with DuPont and Syngenta, two of the sponsors of the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault. Epicyte was since acquired by a North Carolina biotech company. Astonishing to learn was that Epicyte had developed its spermicidal GMO corn with research funds from the US Department of Agriculture, the same USDA which, despite worldwide opposition, continued to finance the development of Terminator technology, now held by Monsanto").
Newsletter 671 revealed: When Jews mention the word "Torah," Christians mistakenly think they are referring to the Pentateuch when they are in fact referring to "Torah SheBeal Peh" the so-called 'Oral' Torah compiled into the Talmud and Kabalistic books. Likewise, Christians imagine the "Noah" of the fraudulent "Noahide Laws" is the biblical Noah, but the Noah of the Noahide Law is most unbiblical, mocked in rabbinical literature as an incompetent drunk incapable of fulfilling God's commission, and who compounded the sin of Adam.
"Three had a passion of agriculture [an occupation despised by Jewry] and no good was found in them: Cain, Noah, and Uzziah" (Midrash Rabbah: Genesis I, translated by Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman (Soncino, 1983) Vol. 1, p. 289). "The rabbis teach that Noah ended as a castrate. One story has it that he was castrated by a lion while he was drunk and on his way to have intercourse and this 'scattered his semen.' Alternatively the Midrash says that it was actually Ham who castrated Noah, and that Noah told Ham, 'You have prevented me from doing something in the dark; therefore your seed will be ugly and dark-skinned'" (Midrash Rabbah: Genesis I, translated by Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman (Soncino, 1983) Vol. 1, p. 283). Maimonides was Jewry's greatest seer, a student of Islam, he read Arabic translations of the Greek philosophers, and like Mohammed he was prejudiced against coloured folk.
When Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians, her priest-king, Attalus fled to Pergamos where he set up his kingdom outside the reaches of the Roman Empire, and thrived under the care of the Devil. Attalus III died without an heir, and willed his kingdom to Rome. Julius Caesar became Pontiff Maximus of the Babylonish religion and the title passed on to the following emperors until Gratian, who refused it. According to Stevens' History the pope took the headship the emperor rejected and today there is still a pontiff in the world, and he is truly Pontiff Maximus. He wears a triple crown and resides in Rome. And in Revelation 17 God no longer refers to Pergamos as Satan's seat nor does he say that is where Satan dwells. No, the throne room is no longer in Pergamos, but it is MYSTERY Babylon. It is not in Babylon but in MYSTERY Babylon. It is in a city on seven hills. Its head is antichrist for he has usurped the position of Christ who alone is mediator and who alone can forgive sins. Yes, Pontiff Maximus is with us today.
At the First Nicaea Council in AD325 the synagogue of Satan spawned the anti-Christian Judaeo-Roman Universal church in impersonation of the Israelitish high priestly temple worship (Revelation 2:9; 3:9; 17:1-5), overlaying the Babylonian religion of pagan Rome whose many gods were renamed: Venus (Isis, Diana, Nimrod's wife Semiramis) became Mary, and Jupiter (Bel or Baal) the Father (of gods). This blasphemous one world religion acceptable to pagans, Jews and nominal Christians was enforced with state backing to obliterate Christianity, and very soon "the children of Darkness" exercising Satan's will to power will once again steal man's God-given freedom of thought and expression (Revelation 13:15-18).
Political power and the religious perversion of REVEALED Truth overspread the earth from Babylon to Pergamos, thence to Rome where the papacy became more powerful that the Imperium and devised a means whereby "Mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots [once Protestant denominations) and abominations of the earth" might spawn yet another abomination that would expel the Israelites from Jerusalem and desolate "the holy place" where God's temple had stood, so she could relocate from Vatican City to Jerusalem and impersonate Bible prophecy. This new tool would also be used to kill Christians. If you have viewed the 135-minute full-length video Total Onslaught and the 15-minute video linked to Newsletter 670 you will know that this toolcreated and controlled by the Judaeo-Roman Catholic churchis Islam, most aggressive at this time is the Wahhabi hybrid of the Jewish House of Saud.
In "Mary and the Moslems" the late Bishop Fulton Sheen, Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, explains how "Moslemism" will eventually be converted to Roman Catholicism "through a summoning of the Moslems to a veneration of the Mother of God." The Koran was written by Waraquah, the Judaeo-Roman Catholic cousin of Mohammed's Catholic first wife, Khadijah who was sent by Rome to woo and win Mohammed's hand in marriage. Their daughter Fatima married Mohammed's cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib, whom Shiites, Islam's largest minority sect, regard as his rightful successor, and rejecting the legitimacy of the previous caliphs, call him the first Imam (leader). Shia Islam is dominant in the Caucasus, Syria, Iran and Iraq. Bishop Sheen's article reveals how the Koran venerates the Virgin Mary and Khadijah's daughter Fatima, while Rome has elevated Mary above Jesus Christ and associates Fatima with Mary who bares the title, "Our Lady of Fatima." The long-term planning for world hegemony by Satan's minions is evident in the unscriptural 'visions' near the town of Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, which also command the transfer of devotion from our Lord Jesus Christ, to Mary.
Pope Pius XII, in his Apostolic Letter of July 7, 1952, Sacro Vergente, consecrated Russia to the Blessed Virgin Mary, not to Jesus Christ: "Just as a few years ago We consecrated the entire human race to the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, [not to our Lord Jesus Christ who is the One Person of God], so today We consecrate and in a most special manner We entrust all the peoples of Russia to this Immaculate Heart".
The non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews and their Judaeo-Roman Catholic church are at "enmity" with the people of the first Adam, and Jesus Messiah, the last Adam (Genesis 3:15). Islam is being employed to destroy evangelical (i.e. genuine Protestant) Christianity in the UK, Europe, US, Africa and other colonies of the City of London, and as a vehicle for miscegenation between the Sons of God and the daughters of men as Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24:37. Physical miscegenation, like hybridizing God's Word (Revelation 22:18-19) is genocide to Adam's race today "as it was in the days or Noah".
Rome's encouragement of miscegenation was evidenced in their push to ease Australia's selective immigration for Jews in World War II. Jews led the effort to dismantle the nation's selective immigration Act, which was the envy of many older nations. The Australian Jewish Democrat stated, "The strengthening of multi-cultural or diverse Australia is also our most effective insurance policy against anti-Semitism. The day Australia has a Chinese Australian Governor General I would feel more confident of my freedom to live as a Jewish Australian." This Australian Jew was prepared to sacrifice the traditional culture, people, and identity of Australia to specifically Jewish interests (American Renaissance archives. Australia's first Jewish Governor General Sir Isaac Isaacs was a fierce supporter of the White Australia Policy and an equally fierce and outspoken opponent of "political Zionism" and British policy in Palestine). Jewish Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke introduced Anti-Discrimination and Racial Vilification legislation crafted for the B'nai B'rith by San Francisco Jewish lawyer Josef Ribakoff.
Nowadays Jewish "hate" legislation and treaties with the United Nations plus their alien-controlled media, communications, education and entertainments cause politicians to cringe at the thought of unequivocally truthful speech that might be deemed 'politically incorrect,' making the nation defenseless against the "Trojan horse" of Islam which does not distinguish between politics from religion. And politicians are afraid to stop even illegal immigration.
Make no mistake, all war is ultimately religious. World War III was planned to bring political Islam and political Zion into controlled conflict with the objective of establishing Lucifer's Totalitarian one world government under the pope of Rome. After World War Three is ended, those who aspire to undisputed world domination will provoke the greatest social cataclysm the world has ever known. "We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass (direction), anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time" (William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game, p. xv-xvi).
Think of your semen as your unique spirit and essence. Would you entrust it to a vulgar or mediocre woman just because she is attractive? Ideally we would only have sex with a woman we would want to mother our children. This is why sex was reserved for marriage.
The Covenant God promised natural Israel and which they refused, is our Covenant! If you are in that Covenant, you are an Israelite as Paul explained in Romans 2:28-29: "One is not a Judahite from his outward appearance; nor is circumcision external and physical: but he is a Judean who is one inwardly; and true circumcision is a matter of the heart, by Spiritual revelation, and not a mere literal observance of the letter. His praise is not from men, but from God." A true Judahite is born of the Man, Jesus Messiah, and his mother is not a Jewess but Jerusalem which is above and is free from the curse of the Law (Galatians 4:25). Your Life is that of the Logos received by the hearing of faith, not by sex. Contrary to the self-styled Jews, the birthright comes from the man, not from the woman. She cannot "beget" a child. "The life is in the blood," a father's semen is made from the constituents of his blood so the baby has not one speck of its mother's blood. Woman is not original creation and not in the image of God (I Corinthians 11:7-8). Only one who is in Cain's lineage would claim a matriarchal lineage and trace his lineage back to Eve to pretend he is of Adam's race. This is confirmed in Matthew 23:33-35 and John 8:33-44 where Esau's children declared "We are Abraham's seed," but they were not sons of Isaac and Jacob, neither in God's Covenant with Israel nor even in Adam's race since they were spawned from the sons of Esau's Serpent's seed wives, and Jesus said, "You are of your father the Devil".
Christians truly are God's Chosen People to the exclusion of all else; the continued faithfulness of God to His people according to the promises of Jeremiah and Hebrews pertains to the household of faith, the chosen nation and royal priesthood of Christ's Bride of all Ages (I Peter 2:4-10). Jesus Christ is the beginning of God creating Himself a part creation in order that He might declare His nature and character to men (John 1:18; 3:13; 17:6, 26). The true Church is the continuation of the same creation as Eve was the continuation of Adam and not a separate creation.
There is a remnant of natural Israel who will yet enter into the new Covenant promised by Leviticus 26:40-45 and Jeremiah 31:31-34, but since they miss the Marriage of the Lamb they will not be His wife but her servants. Daniel 9:27, "And the Roman prince, will confirm a covenant with the Jews for seven years: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease. . ."
> Jesus must have had a lineage because God went to a lot of trouble to establish it since Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Tamar, Boaz, RUTH, Jesse and David . . . Even though Ruth was in the lineage of Lot's incestuous relationship she was in Jesus' ancestral lineage . . . It just seems to me that the lineage of Lot, nephew of Abraham, not even a Abrahamic lineage, would not even be considered . . .
Deuteronomy 23:1-2, "He that is wounded in the stones, or had his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord. A bastard [i.e. one born of incest or adultery] shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation [i.e. never] shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord".
The (Heb.) qahal, kahal of kahilla, (Gk.) Ekklesia, (En.) congregation of the Lord or Church is a judicial body or convocation administering religious, legal, and communal affairs and composed of representatives of the (Heb.) 'edah or general Israelite community. After the exposition, application and completion of the Decalogue in Deuteronomy 6 22 there is a delineation of Israel in various aspects as "the congregation of the Lord" or Kahal of Jehovah, called out to be a holy people separated from the nations. (The Kahal is the device which the Jews deployed to maintain their distinctive racial and national life after the conquest of Palestine by the Romans and continue to deploy within the colonies and occupied nations of the City of London. In Russia it was called the Soviet, in England the British Board of Deputies that vets Bills presented to Parliament while the Muslim Council of Britain seeks to represent British Muslims in national and international fora. In Australia, Canada and the United States native tribal courts introduced for the indigenous people allows tribal punishments. As it was deployed in Israel the Kahilla functioned to preserve the religious, cultural, legal and social unity of the nation: it is deployed to the same end for the international Jews and as 'the thin edge of the wedge' to divide and conquer the nations).
Thus under the Old Testament the community consecrated to the Lord must be unmutilated as at its creation; and if of animals as in Leviticus 22:24, how much more of men (Leviticus 22:18-33)? The Covenant people should possess the fitting organs of generation in order to be admitted to full privileges of the kahilla or congregation (Genesis 1:28; Leviticus 21:17-24). From the Day of Pentecost the ban on the physically impaired was removed, as under the New Covenant "our circumcision is not outwardly in the flesh but inwardly of the heart, in the Spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God" (Romans 2:28-29). In each Gentile dispensation the wise virgin or Bride was spiritually perfect or born-again, and although the foolish virgin and children born of incest (Genesis 19:30-38) or adultery are not elect and cannot be born-again they may be justified and sanctified and received as proselytes like the blind or otherwise physically impaired Israelites and foreigners under the Old Covenant (Isaiah 56:3; John 8:41; Acts 8:27). However those who are not born-again may not be ministers, elders, bishops, deacons or partake the Lord's Supper.
Passing from physical and moral impairments to the religious and political realm we find the Moabites and Ammonites (like us Gentiles) theocratically excluded forever from the full privileges of the kahilla or "congregation of the Lord," although as proselytes they could reside in Israel and enter "the court of the Gentiles." Deuteronomy 23:3-6, "An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to their tenth generation they shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord forever: because they met you not with bread and with water in the way when you came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. Nevertheless the Lord your God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you. You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever".
Verses 4-6 explain the still freshly-remembered hostility restrained only by fear on the part of Ammon and Moab, as on the side of Israel by the respect enjoined on them to obedience and blessing (Deuteronomy 2:19-37). Both Moab and Ammon violated every custom of hospitality, especially to kinsmen, and did not meet Israel with the necessities of life. Deuteronomy instructs us that the Moabites and Ammonites are not allowed to marry Israelite women because they lack an essential quality of character that defines the ideal Israelite. The essential quality is kindness as expressed in hospitality (Judges 20:19-20; Romans 12:13). The Moabites and the Ammonites had a chance to serve Israel with hospitality and were under obligation as blood-brothers, not Serpent's seed, and because Abraham pleaded for their father Lot and his family.
With reference to Boaz' marriage to Ruth, the exclusion was clearly limited to males, otherwise the House of David and Jesus Messiah Himself, who are direct descendants of their son Obed, would be excluded from "the congregation of the Lord" (Ruth 4:18-22). The Book of Ruth was written by Samuel the prophet and is therefore THUS SAITH THE LORD; he anointed and proclaimed David King of Israel and this Book was doubtless written to establish the legality of this marriage, also that David was of proper lineage according to the Law and fit to be King of Israel. It also confirms the purity of the Messianic lineage and demonstrate the fact God is Lord of every soul in Adam's race, Israelite of Gentile, regardless of the colour of their skin or their nationality (II Chronicles 19:6-7; I Peter 1:17-19).
The Law permitted Israelite men to interdict marriage with women of those nations (Ruth 1:4; Ruth 4:13) provided they were proselytes as Ruth and doubtless her sister-in-law were. This ordinance was not understood by Naomi's superstitious "nearer kinsman," who feared marriage with the Moabitess would "mar his inheritance," but as nationality was patrilineal in Israel the inheritance would have remained in tribal hands. His name is now forgotten, but from Boaz descends the House of David the Prophet, and type of Messiah.
The doctrine of this whole narrative is expressed in the words of Romans 13:10, "Love is the fulfilling of the Law." There is a beautiful prophecy in Isaiah 16:5 set in the time of the end when Moab, partially embraced by the modern Kingdom of Jordan, through mutual reproachmont will share in Israel's salvation: "Then a throne will be established in loving-kindness, and One shall sit upon it in faithfulness, in the tent of David, judging and seeking justice, and eager to do justice".
I wrote to our second Brother: It was remiss of me to empathize with your straitened circumstances and compromise God's unchanging Word on the question of tithing. This is a trial God has put upon you whereby you will be justified by your faith and He will be glorified and His Word of PROMISE vindicated, making you strong and steadfast in the faith of Jesus Christ. So I apologize and ask that you forgive me for not stating that you must pay tithes which are God's money, and not your own.
I am not asking you to pay me but to fulfill God's unchanging Word according to Malachi 3 and the many references in the New Testament. Brother Branham was asked, "Don't you feel that everyone who claims to be a Christian should pay tithes, pay their tithes into the storehouse of the Lord? Please give Scripture to this question".
Answer: "That is right, that the Bible said in Malachi the third chapter, "Will a man rob God? And you say, Where have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings. Bring all your tithe and offerings into My storehouse and prove Me, saith the Lord, if I will not open up the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that there'll not be room enough to receive".
That's a challenge to any individual. And if I only had the time, and would not get to this little Scripture that I wish to get to in about the next ten minutes, I would like to give you a personal testimony of how that I was even hungry, and my mother and them hungry, and my daddy sick, but I took my tithes out first and give it to God, and you ought to see what happened. I have never seen in my life, that any man or a woman, that if you only make one dollar a week, will bring the ten cents of that money and put it into your storehouse, your church where you come, if God don't bless that, call me a hypocrite.
Yes, sir. That's a challenge to anybody. And every Christian . . . That goes to this other question. Every Christian should pay tithes. That's right. It should be done" (COD, p. 617:146).
If God is unable or unwilling to fulfill Malachi 3:7-10 he will certainly not be able to translate us before the tribulation.
> I've never actually read anything about tithing in the New Testament. I know that ten percent was part of the Law to the Israelites for their perfection but I also have read that they paid with herbs and cumin and other things like every tenth cattle etc., when money was not available.
They tithed of their increase and the priests and Levites lived from the tithes. Some of which they ate! Briefly, Jesus was condemning the Pharisses here because their motives and objectives were out of order:
Matthew 23:23-28, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise (MacDonald's Hamburger dill pickle) and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the Lawjudgment, mercy, and faith: these you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone".
The increase of the fruits of the field and trees were subject to tithe, but self-righteous religious tradition misapplied the Law to the least quantity of the smallest produce of the garden. Pharisaism had strayed from the difficult requirements of internal righteousness requiring circumspect discipline to pedantic public legalism and outward ceremony while disregarding mercy, justice and spiritual discernment (Luke 10:38-42). "These you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone." True internal adherence to the Law prioritizes the weightier matters without being lax in the less.
Like the papacy, these men not only acted as hypocrites, they taught as hypocrites and casuists, willfully blinded by their own "strong delusion that they should believe the lies they were teaching and be damned ." See verses 16, 17, and 19.
"You blind guides, who strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel!"
Straining wine in order to separate the gnats had only a social significance, but to the Pharisees it had become a religious act lest they be defiled by swallowing an "unclean" creature. The "swallowing of camels" is a metaphor implying partaking the most enormous impurities in the indulgence in earthly pleasures with unbounded and unreflecting stupid eagerness to sin, for the camel was "unclean" as it had no undivided hoof.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and indulgence. You blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and the plate, then the whole will be clean also."
Their legal and external deportment in partaking food and drink and generally enjoying life appeared sanctified, but their surfeit of internal and moral gratification was the product of robbery and incontinence. The rebuke "blind" points to the absurdity of their practice. External Levitical purity without moral holiness is hypocrisy and defilement.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. You seem to men to be outwardly righteous, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness".
Tombs were whitewashed so that they may be easily seen and avoided, for touching a tomb caused defilement. Scribes and Pharisees dressed in white so that they always maintained a sanctified appearance whereas internally they were full of death and its stench, and corpses were unclean and defiled according to the Law. Thus the consummate theocratical hypocrisy with which they were filled exerts a deadly influence and Jesus goes on to explain how they build and garnish the tombs of the prophets whom their own fathers had killed.
> I also know Brother Branham mentions tithing from the Old Covenant quite often but I've still never seen proof of us needing to tithe as part of our Covenant . . .
The Old Covenant was a shadow of the New and unless you can cite two or three witnesses of Scripture to prove Malachi 3:6-18 is fulfilled, tithing remains mandatory.
Bring all the Tithes into the Storehouse explains tithing throughout the Bible and provides many Scripture references from both the Old and New Testaments. Likewise The Lord's Tenth, and Questions and Answers from Bible Believers.
> Besides I also think that Brother Branham even though he was a prophet got a lot of things wrong and changed his religious views plenty over his 32 year ministry.
Like every Christian minister, Brother Branham taught faithfully what II Peter 1:12 calls "the present truth" of the Word revealed for the hour, and as the Bible was sealed from the foundation of the world Christ interceded for the ignorance of the Church Age saints on the fullness of the Word (Acts 12:22-31) and excused their ignorance of the faith lost through a thousand years of Roman Catholic martyrdom. When the Lord opened and revealed the Seven Seals to Brother Branham in 1963 he "restored the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints" (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11, Jude 3) and "finished the mystery of God" (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7). His Message is the shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16, which is the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 waking the sleeping virgins and calling the wise and foolish "Come out of Babylon [the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church and her apostate once Protestant daughter churches] into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation, lest you be partakers of her sins and receive of her plagues" (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; Revelation 2:20:24; 14:9-13; 18:4; 19:20, 20:10, 15).
Christ has not been a Mediator since the revelation of the Seven Seals; as Son of man He is Judge (John 5:27) and no longer "winks" at ignorance of the fullness of His revealed Word (I Corinthians 13:10).
When a prophet makes a pronouncement in the Name of the Lord, that is God speaking through His prophet, and no vindicated prophet of God has or could prophesy falsely, for that would forever disqualify him as a prophet of God. Brother Branham never prophesied error and the Son of man corrected errors preached during the Laodicean Church Age following the revelation of the Seals.
> And I believe his last three years were the ones to pay attention to.
But of course, since the revelation of the Seven Seals we have the perfect interpretation of God's Word with divine vindication.
> But I also think that tithing was a carryover from the Old Testament covenant, even though I have tithed the church since I was baptized.
Certainly it is, have you found any Scripture suggesting that the tithe has been fulfilled? How else are the minister and his family to live if not from his tithes? Remember, he too must tithe of his increase.
When the last elect soul predestinated to the Church Ages was baptized into Christ, and His ministry of mediation fulfilled, the mercy Seat became a Judgment Seat and the elders advertised for a Kinsman Redeemer to claim the title deed to all He has redeemed (Revelation 4, 5). Then He descended to earth with the Book of Redemption open and revealed the mystery of the Seven Seals to and through the Seventh Angel, William Branham (Revelation 10:1-7).
The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ the Word or Logos back to earth in W_O_R_D form on about March 8, 1963. And since "that which is perfect or completethe fullness of the Word, has come, that which was in partPART-Word and Christ's intercession for ignorance of the fullnessis done away" (I Corinthians 13:10). Since His office Son of God and Mediator was fulfilled when the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again, Christ is in the office Son of Man, King of Kings, and Judge,
Redemption is over, Christ's end time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary because by the foreknowledge of God they were predestinated to be born-again by the fullness of the word revealed by the voices of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10, which is the mystery of the UNWRITTEN Seventh Seal that unfolded the mysteries of the Six WRITTEN Seals, or Israel's Seven Trumpet mysteries that will be revealed by the two witnesses in "the time of Jacob's trouble"; consequently neither of us require mediation for ignorance. nl870.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.