Bible Believers' Newsletter 883
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We have some important news items as the apostate United States leads the world to global depression "worse than the Great Depression," the 'hot stage' of World War III, defeat and brief occupation followed by Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. God's Prophet said, "America's a million miles from being a Christian country. I don't even pray for it. How can I pray for it, and it won't repent under the mighty powers of God demonstrated before it, and denying, and closing the doors to it, and walking away? I commit it to God. And she's going further away, and now she's going to sink. Just watch what happens" (Trying to do God a Service without it being God's Will, p. 23:136).
Our main article is "I Am the Lord God, I Change Not" explains how the Lord will appear in clouds of glory over the Mount of Olives at the commencement of Daniel's Seventieth Week, and again in the second half of the Week. Whilst this is simply what Scripture teaches I had become confused by trying to apply the Scriptures quoted in Brother Branham's Message "What is the Attraction on the Mountain," (p. 15:96-98) to two events separated by four or so years 'til the Lord showed me that His second appearing in the Pillar of Cloud would be a distinctly different manifestation. May God in simplicity clarify the chronological order of events in your understanding.
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.
Spirituality in the NWO: Is a One World Religious Authority in Formation?
March 14, 2015 Israel's ex-President Shimon Peres asked Pope Francis to head a future "UN of religions," a proposed organisation with "unquestionable" authority to proclaim God's will. Peres argued globalising faith under a single world authority is required to combat terrorism. Is this concept, which has major implications, really about peace, or . . . a top-down push for the globalisation of religion as well, with calls for global political authority over the world's spirituality . . .
The implications are huge. 84 percent of the world's population has a spiritual faith of some kind. Together the Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist religions are followed by more than 5.3 billion people . . . With spirituality playing a central role in the lives of most of the world's population, it would seem that "global governance" must inevitably take religion into account . . . the campaign against alternative spirituality, and the global push for consolidation of the world's major religions, may function as two prongs of a global strategy to contain and control spiritual freedom in a war on consciousness.
In both cases, people with religious or spiritual beliefs are portrayed as the source of major scourges threatening society, breeding either "cults" or "extremists" . . .
The campaign against alternative spirituality may be the first step in this war on consciousness. It has served to cut down on spiritual options within society, while conditioning people to fear alternative spiritual possibilities. It has made taboo any attempt to organise in a spiritual group or community outside of major established religious institutions. When operating outside the status quo is automatically suspect, people are more likely to conform, and less likely to venture outside the box.
The global control of religions may be the next step. After the options have been cut down, this strategy may serve to control and influence the spiritual options that remain.
The world's major religious institutions are too big and too established to simply be suppressed like smaller groups are. However, creating a global body with the "unquestionable" authority to dictate what God considers acceptable or not, allows those in that elite position to set their parameters across various major faiths. A global consensus can be set.
Under such a model, religions need not be replaced with a single monolithic faith as some predict; rather a central body could influence and infiltrate the world's major faiths while leaving their external appearance intact. Central decrees could be fed out and passed down within the guise of the tradition people are most accustomed to in different cultures. Divide and Conquer: The End Game for Spirituality . . . Full story: consciousreporter.com
Comment: "Revelation 13 plainly explains it . . . There is coming a time . . . to where this nation is going to exercise all the power that the beast had before (which was pagan Rome, when it become papal Rome. See?) that this nation will do that . . . The lamb came up out of the earth. The other beast came up out of water, thickness and multitudes of people. This lamb came up where there was no people. A lamb represents religionthe Lamb of God. And remember, it spoke like a lamb; it was a lamb, and then after while it received power and spoke like a dragon, and exercised all the power the dragon had before him; and the dragon is Rome always.
So don't you see, Roman denomination, a marked Protestant denomination, an image unto the beast, making a power that'll force all Protestants like a union? You'll have to be into this council of churches, or you won't be able to have fellowship . . . it's practically that way now. You can't go to a church and preach, 'less you have a fellowship card or some identification. And now, on persons like ourselves, we're going to be cut out of all that altogether. That's exactly, because they won't be able to do it.
It's tightening; and then when that time comes, and the press [or "squeeze"] comes to a place to where you're pressed out, then watch . . . the third pull. It'll be absolutely to the total lost, but it will be for the Bride and the church" (William Branham, Look Away to Jesus, p. 6:45-49).
Before his untimely death in 1999, Jewish Jesuit Dr. Malachi Martin, who was with Vatican Intelligence assessing things in Israel and an adviser to three popes told Uri Dowbenko, "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons has sought after one thing and one thing only. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his traveling..." (Uri Dowbenko, Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy, ISBN 0971004218, p. 213).
US Aircraft Carrier Flees Russian Subs to UK Safety
March 23, 2015 Three nuclear-powered Akula-class submarines belonging to the 24th Submarine Division of the Northern Fleet (NF) successfully "war-gamed" the American aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt causing it to "flee in terror" towards waters off the Hampshire coast in the United Kingdom . . . the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and its combat escort ships, had been detected on a course towards the operating zone of the Northern Fleet which President Putin had put on full combat alert last week in response to a "State of War" threat detected from the United Kingdom . . .
Only a few weeks ago that the USS Theodore Roosevelt was "sunk" by a French submarine using "magrav technology" off the coast of Florida during a war game wherein the Americans were testing their countermeasures against this revolutionary new weapon prior to their ships deployment to confront Northern Fleet forces.
US destroyer "Donald Cook" with "Tomahawk" cruise missiles entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea on April 10. The purpose was a demonstration of force and intimidation in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea. The appearance of American warships in these waters is in contradiction of the Montreux Convention about the nature and duration of stay in the Black Sea by the military ships of countries not washed by this sea.
In response, Russia sent an unarmed Su-24 bomber to fly around the US destroyer. However, experts say that this plane was equipped with the latest Russian electronic warfare complex. According to this version, "Aegis" spotted the approaching aircraft from afar, and sounded alarm. Everything went normally, American radars calculated the speed of the approaching target. And suddenly all the screens went blank. "Aegis" was not working any more, and the rockets could not get target information. Meanwhile, Su-24 flew over the deck of the destroyer, did battle turn and simulated missile attack on the target. Then it turned and repeated the maneuver . . . 12 times.
Apparently, all efforts to revive the "Aegis" and provide target information for the defence failed. Russia’s reaction to military pressure from the United States was profoundly calm . . . all 27 officers put in for reassignment and/or retirement . . . (veteranstoday.com). Iran used Magrav technology to down, and then capture one of the United States most secretive and sophisticated drones in December, 2011 . . . Full story: whatdoesitmean.com
Neocon Ideology 'supports US Financial and Military-Political Imperialism'
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts interviewed by the Saker
March 24, 2015 NATO was a US creation allegedly to protect Europe from a Soviet invasion. Its purpose expired in 1991. Today NATO provides cover for US aggression and provides mercenary forces for the American Empire. Britain, Canada, Australia, are simply US vassal states as are Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the rest. There are no partners; just vassals. It is Washington's empire, no one else's. The US favors the EU because it is easier to control than the individual countries . . .
I have never seen any evidence that the US controls Israel. All the evidence is that Israel controls the US, but only its Mideast policy . . . "No American President can stand up to Israel." Adm. Moorer could not even get an official investigation of Israel's deadly attack on the USS Liberty in 1967. Anyone who criticizes Israeli policies even in a helpful way is labeled an 'anti-Semite' . . . I think Washington is lost in hubris and arrogance and is more or less insane. Also, there is belief that the US can win a nuclear war with Russia . . . The US economy is hollowed out . . . If Germany, for example, were to pull out of NATO, the empire would collapse, or if Russia can find the wits to finance Greece, Italy, and Spain in exchange for them leaving the Euro and EU, the empire would suffer a fatal blow . . .
The US military is a creature of the armaments industries . . . The military serves as the source of retirement careers when the generals make the big money. The US military is totally corrupt . . .
The offense of Russian culture is also their "Christian morals, respect for law and humanity, diplomacy in place of coercion, traditional social mores" but these are in the background. Russia is hated because Russia (and China) is a check on Washington's unilateral uni-power. This check is what will lead to war. If the Russians and Chinese do not expect a pre-emptive nuclear attack from Washington, they will be destroyed. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: In time, Russia will be forced to defend its right to exist, and when this happens, western powers will not know what hit them. Christians know that Israel will soon be forever finished as a military power and the US defeated and occupied, having rejected her last opportunity for national repentance 1n 1956/7, the Jubilee of Laodicea, because of the cruelty of sin, and the penalty that it cost to rid sin from our lives (Isaiah 53:6).
Isolating Russia: Washington's Failed Attempt to exclude Russia from the SWIFT Bank Clearing System
March 16, 2015 The biggest news last week and for the year so far, pertains to the SWIFT clearing system and what they just did. The US has been pushing to kick Russia out which would certainly hamper their ability to do business internationally. The idea was to isolate Russia and box their trade in. This action has been at the top of the list for the US in their move to press more and more financial and trade sanctions on Russia.
It just backfired and may even boomerang. Not only did SWIFT not isolate and kick Russia out, they are giving Russia one of their 25 board seats! . . . "a vote for peace, a vote for truth" . . . a "no vote" and against the United States dollar hegemony . . . collapse is a 100% given . . . war would be perfect "cover" to explain why things went bad in our markets . . . it is not just Britain who sees the writing on the wall, it is the entire world with the exception of a brain dead American population! . . . SWIFT (the world) has slapped the US in the face and said we do not want war and we do want true and fair business dealings. Call me crazy but if the US isn't careful, we may end up as being isolated and kicked out of SWIFT and in the exact position we wanted to put Russia in. Full story: globalresearch.ca
America's European 'Allies' desert Obama, join China-led Infrastructure Bank
March 17, 2015 It appears the sea of de-dollarization has reached the shores of Europe. With Australia and UK having already moved in the direction of joining the China-led AIIB, The FT reports that France, Germany, and Italy have now all agreed to join the development bank as 'pivot to Asia' appears to be Plan B for Europe. As Greg Sheridan previously noted, "the saga of the China Bank is almost a textbook case of the failure of Obama's foreign policy," but as The FT concludes, the European decisions represent a significant setback for the Obama administration, which has argued that western countries could have more influence over the workings of the new bank if they stayed together on the outside. As Forbes notes, this leaves Obama with 3 uncomfortable options . . . this isn't theory or conjecture anymore. Every shred of objective evidence suggests that the dollar's dominance is coming to an end. Full story: zerohedge.com
Stratfor: 'US aims to prevent a German-Russian Alliance'
March 18, 2015 The head of the private intelligence agency Stratfor has for the first time publicly said that the US government considers its overriding strategic objective to be the prevention of a German-Russian alliance. Blocking that alliance is the only way to prevent an alternative world power capable of challenging extension of the American position of being the world's lone superpower.
[In this video, he says that the US will fail in that overriding objective; German technology and capital will combine with Russian natural resources and "land-power," to produce a truly bipolar world: US v. Eurasia. So: he sees the US strategy as being to block that, by weakening both Germany and Russia. That strategy would explain what Obama is doing in Ukraine, and the sanctions that are hurting both Russia and Germany, but Friedman thinks that nothing can work] . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: An EU military force is being justified as protection from Russia, but it may also be a way of reducing US influence as the EU and Germany come to loggerheads with the US and NATO over Ukraine . . . The polemics and arguments for an EU army may be based around Russia, but the idea is really directed against the US . . . the tensions that are developing between the US, on one side, and the EU and Germany, on the other side . . . (globalresearch.ca; Daniel 2:40-44; Revelation 17:11-18).
Who's Won the 'Sanctions War' so Far? Washington, Brussels or Moscow?
March 19, 2015 It's been one year since European sanctions were first enacted against Russia on 17 March, 2014 . . . The results are certainly not at all what the West had anticipated.
Although there have been mild price increases, no significant consumer shortages of any kind have occurred . . . Russia . . . has begun to diversify its agricultural suppliers to . . . non-Western economic partners . . .
Russian patriotism has been solidified and the people have united in support of their country and government . . . sanctions redirected Russia's political and economic trajectory towards non-Western countries . . . on the path of multipolarity, with the full support of its citizenry.
The weaker economies of the Union have been direly affected . . .
There is now a division between pro-Atlantic Europe (those who are siding with the US' interests) . . . a major shift and division . . . would of course have a resultant aftereffect on EU-US relations.
. . . the sanctions war united Russia but divided Europe, giving the former a unique and pressing opportunity to diversify its partnerships, while depriving the latter of what was inarguably its most important one. The EU didn't anticipate the extent to which the US would exploit it amidst the New Cold War, but as has been widely analyzed, the whole point of renewed US-Russian tensions has been for Washington to divide the EU from Russia and preempt the type of collusion between the two that would torpedo America's Eurasian hegemony (as per Brzezinski's forecast in "The Grand Chessboard"). While the US has been partially successful in dividing Europe from Russia, it's totally failed in keeping Moscow and Beijing apart, and the two are now making rounds across the world in strengthening multipolarity and pushing back against the US designs. It is this inter-civilizational partnership, more so than confluence of European-Russian interests that has proved its potential to upend unipolarity and usher in a new era of global affairs.
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The future is written in God's unchanging Word (Daniel 2:40-44; Revelation 17:11-18).
US Psy-Warfare in Ukraine: Targeting Online Independent Media Coverage
March 20, 2015 Military Inform and Influence Operations (IIO) operations center on the ability to influence foreign, [domestic] US and global audiences, and adversely affect enemy decision-making through an integrated approach. Even current event news is released in this fashion. Each portal is given messages that follow the same themes because it is an across the board mainstream effort that fills the information space entirely when it is working correctly.
The purpose of 'Inform and Influence Operations' is not to provide a perspective, opinion, or lay out a policy. It is defined as the ability to make audiences 'think and act' in a manner favorable to the mission objectives. This is done through applying perception management techniques which target the audience's emotions, motives, and reasoning.
These techniques are not geared for debate. It is to overwhelm and change the target psyche.
Using these techniques information sources can be manipulated and those that write, speak, or think counter to the objective are relegated as propaganda, ill informed, or irrelevant . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: 1984the Ministry of 'Truth' and 'the Squeeze.' It was always the City of London and its vassal states. Germany, Russia, China, etc, were patsies controlled from within just as anti-Semites are non-Israelite Israeli Jews. Even so our governments are controlled by anti-Australian/American/German/English/etc, aliens directed by 'the City' or Vatican to divide and conquer unbeknownst to decent homogenous citizens!
9/11 Truth Victory: UK Man won Case against BBC for 9/11 Cover Up
March 10, 2015 Tony Rooke, in an act of civil disobedience, refused to pay the mandatory £130 TV license fee claiming it violates Section 15 of the Terrorism Act. Rooke's accusation was aimed at the BBC who reported the collapse of WTC 7 over 20 minutes before it actually fell, and the judge accepted Rooke's argument.
Although he was not allowed to show his video evidence in court due to the District Judge deeming it irrelevant to the trial, the fact that the BBC reported WTC 7's collapse over 20 minutes beforehand proved to be evidence enough. He also made reference to the theories behind the collapse of WTC 7 being a controlled demolition, as the evidence suggests.
Full story: youtube.com, youtube.com.
Comment: How did the BBC, CNN, broadcaster Indira Singh and the Fire Department of New York know hours ahead that Building 7 was to be blown globalresearch.ca?
Revelations from former Turkish Intelligence Agency Officer in Syria
March 1, 2015 "I abducted the mass murderer Colonel Harmoush and turned him over to Syria . . . We were consorting with bloodthirsty thugs raising havoc in a friendly neighbouring country. We were housing and sheltering them, handing them safe phones, and helping their forays in and out of Syria . . . Turkish government's policies constitute a betrayal of the Syrian people and I stood up against it. Supporting murderers against a country that had been a historical friend was not my lawful duty."
THOUSANDS OF JIHADIS SET UPON SYRIA
As the campaign against Syria expanded, planes brought in thousands of murderers and jihadis to Hatay from where they were dispatched over Yayladagi and Reyhanli to Syria to commit further massacres, says Sigircikoglu: "It was a daily routine. Thousands were brought to Turkey illegally, without passports, from undisclosed points of origin; and they were helped across the border into Syria. Some of it I witnessed, some I was directly involved in. An agency charged with upholding security was working to undermine security in another country. I had lost all faith in my job. Shiploads of weapons arrived at Iskenderun port, were loaded in containers and transported by trucks to Reyhanli to be slipped into Syria. I didn't want to be a part of it. So I took a stance regardless of personal consequences" . . .
Christians to Beirut, Alawites to the grave . . . Full story: Part 1, almasdarnews.com. Part 2, almasdarnews.com
Comment: This murderous strategy is planned, funded, and armed by the USA, UK, Germany, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other rogue states. Donmeh Jew-ruled Turkey is striving to prove her qualifications for NATO membership.
Bilderberg 2015 Dates Confirmed
March 20, 2015 Police in western Austria have directly confirmed Bilderberg 2015 will take place at the Interalpen Hotel near Innsbruck in the Tyrol region, Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14, 2015. "Members of EKO-Cobra will be part of the police operation relating to G7-Summit and Bilderberg Conference." The G7 takes place June 7-8 at Schloss Elmau, south of Munich, right before Bilderberg . . . Full story: americanfreepress.net
I Am the Lord God, I Change Not
God never changes His ways. In a vision Ezekiel saw the Shekinah depart the Temple 10 years before Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem (Ezekiel 10:18-19). In another vision he saw the Shekinah return to Israel almost 2,590 years after the close of the Gentile dispensation (Ezekiel 43:1-4).
Acts 1:9-11, after the dispensation of the Law "Jesus was taken up [from the Mount of Olives]; and a Cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; who said, You men of Galilee, why stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven".
Zechariah 14:4, 2,000 years later at the end of the Gentile dispensation "His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south".
A fine Brother preparing his heart for baptism asked, "If for example I was sinning but God already knew I am a chosen one and my name was written in the Lamb's Book of Life, can God change His mind and send me to hell?
I replied, "No. He is the one who has chosen you by His foreknowledge of the decisions you would make in accord with His will before there was a world or even time".
Since God cannot change His mind (Malachi 3:6) Abraham's grace covenant is an unconditional promise and we rest assured for "Jesus Christ [who is the one Person of God] is the same yesterday, and today, and forever".
William Branham said, "God is unchangeable in both essence and behavior. God is infinite in His abilities so therefore He as God must be omniscient. If He is omniscient, then He is not now learning, nor is He taking counsel even with Himself, nor is He at any time adding to His knowledge. If He can add to His knowledge, then He is not omniscient. The best we could say is that sometime He will be. But that is not Scriptural. He is omniscient. He has never had a new thought about anything because all His thoughts He has always had and always will have, and He knows the end from the beginning because He is God. THUS THE THOUGHTS OF GOD ARE ETERNAL, THEY ARE REAL. They are not simply like a man with a blueprint he has drawn up and which one day will be translated into substance and form, but they are already real and eternal, and part of God" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 150).
Longtime subscribers and readers will recall Newsletter 752 entitled "Debunking? The Seventh Angel and His Message" in which we exposed specious accusations against the ministry of God's Prophet William Branham. I am going to focus on the mysterious Cloud photographed over Arizona on February 28, 1963. It had been prophesied in Daniel 7:9, Matthew 24:3, Revelation 1:14, and by Brother Branham in December, 1962. Please review Newsletter 752 to make your revelation sure.
Dr. James E. McDonald of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson wrote:
At sunset on 28 February 1963, observers scattered over an area of nearly two hundred thousand square miles in the Southwest witnessed a strikingly beautiful cloud display. After three months of effort to determine just what it was that caught their eyes, I am still not sure myself, though the number of pertinent clues has now grown fairly large. Many persons at first thought it just a large contrail, as I did when first viewing it from Tucson. But the clue to its extremely great height came quickly as the setting sun's rays left darkening high cirrus clouds far to the west (!), while the ring still shone with a beautiful luminescent silvery cast [owing to its high stratospheric altitude].
From quick computations based on the sunset geometry (the ring went dark at about 1850 MST), I estimated its altitude at over 30 km, and immediately put out an appeal through press and radio for observers' reports. In all, some 200 reports were ultimately received; and subsequent press appeals for photos have led to a total of 85 photos from 35 different localities for photogrammetric use. It is now known that the ring lay at an altitude of 43 km above sea level (to within a present uncertainty of only about one kilometer), which is far higher than the 20-30 km range of Arctic nacreous clouds. It was nearly overhead at Flagstaff, Arizona, at about 1840 MST, and many excellent photos showing the cloud's unprecedented variety of internal wave structures have been received from persons in that area. Its north-south extent was over 50 miles, and its east-west width was around 30 miles. Like a huge doughnut, its center was open. (Image from Life magazine 5/17/63).
Although, to most observers in Arizona, its color appeared silvery white in the twilight sky, most observers in New Mexico reported iridescence. It was seen in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and even northern Mexico (Juarez, about 380 miles from the southern tip of the cloud-ring). In one report after another, I read the observer's emphatic remarks to the effect that, in a lifetime of cloud-watching, he had never before seen a cloud as beautiful as this one.
What was it? I'm still trying to answer that. It was far above the upper limit of contrail formation. No X-15 flights were made that day, and it lay well above my thermodynamically estimated upper limit of 27 km for the maximum altitude at which the ammonia and liquid oxygen rocket motors of an X-15 could form contrails.
No Nevada Test Site activity occurred that day, and nothing else turned up from inquiries at a number of other Southwest defense bases. However, a brief press account of the intentional destruction of a rocket over Vandenberg AFB, Calif., that day led to inquiries that are still continuing at this writing (6/4/63).
The Thor booster of a military satellite-launch was detonated at 44 km at 1352 PST almost directly over Vandenberg AFB. To account for a drift of 510 miles to Flagstaff in time to have lowered the jaws of Flagstaffians looking straight up at 1840 MST, calls for a mean drift speed of 135 mph. Inquiries at the White Sands and the Pt. Mugu Missile ranges have yielded meteorological rocket winds for times about a half-day before and after the detonation event. The rocket winds are generally a bit too low to fit well; however, the Pt. Mugu 140,000-ft winds the following morning were 127 mph from the west. My own photogrammetrically estimated cloud-drift speeds fall below 95 mph when the cloud was over northern Arizona. I am hoping that phototheodolite films from the Pacific Missile Range may finally fill the gap in wind data by showing the initial drift speed and direction of the explosion debris itself. A number of other related questions are still under study.
The ring-cloud over Flagstaff is flattened by perspective into a long thin loop in this photo by Lynne E. Cobble, taken at Albuquerque, N.M., some 280 miles from the cloud. Intense low-angle forward-scattering by the cloud particles (presumed to be water or ice) creates strong contrast against the twilight sky. Sun had set at Albuquerque almost a half hour before this photo was made at 1840 MST. Kodak Retina Reflex camera F4 1/8th of sec. with 135mm telephoto lens.
Photo courtesy Sgt. Arthur A. Francis, Kirtland AFB, who is making a study of the phenomenon. The cloud lay right at the base of the 'region of exclusion' for water drops and ice particles in that layer (about 42 to 65 kms, on the average) where temperatures are so warm that saturation vapor pressures exceed ambient pressures.
If this was, in fact, the aftermath of the Thor explosion, persistence of a circulation and of condensate for nearly four hours of downwind drift will be of considerable meteorological interest. If it was not due to the explosion, then the mystery will be back where it started at sunset on 28 February (Weatherwise, Vol. 16, No. 3, June, 1963 p. 99).
The controversy exposed in Newsletter 752 by "those who resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith . . . whose folly shall be manifest to all men . . ." perfectly expressed II Timothy 3:8-9, claiming in ignorance of the fact there were two manifestations of the Cloud, that Brother Branham was a false Prophet and a liar shooting out of season. First was the public sign in accordance with Psalm 19 and Matthew 24:3 on February 28, 1963 heralding Christ's imminent second or parousia Coming to us Gentiles to reveal Spiritual "Light in the evening time" of our dispensation to "shorten the days" by the rapture (Zechariah 14:6-7; Matthew 24:22-28). Brother Branham was personally unaware of this public display until Sunday, May 26 when he came to take the Normans to dinner, and browsing through Life magazine of May 17, recognized the Cloud photographed on February 28 as the Shekinah into which he was caught up on March 8.
The second manifestation was Christ's actual Coming on March 8, 1963 in "a great cloud of witnesses"the theophanies of the seven angels to the Churchwhich, if you turn the photo to the right show Christ wigged as a judge in the office of Son of man (Daniel 7:8; John 5:27; Revelation 1:13-14) to fulfill Revelation 10:1-4:
"I saw another mighty Angel descending from out of heaven, clothed with a cloud: and the rainbow [or parti-coloured Cloud] was upon His head [signifying this was Christ, the Angel of the Covenant], and His face as the sun, and His feet as pillars of fire: and having in His hand a little Book opened [to reveal the fullness of the Word]: and he set His right foot [in judgment] upon [Papal Rome, the beast from the] sea (Revelation 13:1-3), and the left on the [United States, the beast from the] earth (Revelation 13:11-13), and cried with a great voice, as a lion roars: and when He cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write: and I heard a voice out of the heaven saying, Seal the things that the seven thunders spoke, and write them not".
Separated from his hunting companions at this time, the Prophet was alone upon Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest about forty miles north east of Tucson when there was a loud blast of seven thunders as Christ opened the Seven Seals and he was caught up into the Supernatural Cloud formed by a constellation of angels signifying "when that which is perfect is come, [Christ, the fullness of the Word], that which is in part [PART-Word and His intercession for ignorance of the fullness in the office Son of God and Mediator] shall be done away." All seven Church Ages were over; redemption was over and I Corinthians 13:10 was about to be fulfilled through the revelation of the Seven Seals and judgment.
So there were two appearances of the Supernatural Pillar of Cloud. The first seen by the public on February 28, 1963 was the sign of Christ's imminent second of parousia Coming for His Bride. The second seen only by God's Prophet, William Branham on March 8, 1963, was when Christ opened the Seven Seals as He descended to earth with the open Book.
If this was the manner in which God displayed the Pillar of Cloud at His parousia Coming to us Gentiles, it will also be the manner in which God will display the Pillar of Cloud at His parousia Coming to the Israelites because "I am the Lord God, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed" (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8).
Although we have carefully studied Zechariah 14:4-5 over the years I have felt a little unease, yet despite reviewing the written and spoken Word, seeking the Lord in prayer and even consulting other ministers, until last month I found no fault in my understanding. Then the correction I made showed the truth of my former teaching, and as a minister with keen revelation pointed out by email, I was now in conflict with the Spoken Word. Last Monday week in the afternoon the Lord in His grace revealed the correction by the immutable principle espoused in Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8.
There will in fact be two appearances of the Supernatural Pillar of Cloud over the Mount of Olives [or valley of Jehoshaphat, the deep ravine that separates Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and the place of ultimate judgment through which the Kidron flowed (Joel 3:2, 12)]. The first will appear one Nisan 14 at the close of the Gentile dispensation following the pattern established in Matthew 27:50-53, "Jesus, once more crying with a loud voice, dismissed His spirit. And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and there was an earthquake, and the rocks split; and the tombs were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep arose, and came out of the tombs [on Nisan 16] after His resurrection and went into the holy city, and appeared to many".
Brother Branham said, "Look at the earthquakes over here in California. I predict before the coming of the Lord Jesus, that God will sink that place. I believe that Hollywood, and Los Angeles, and them filthy places over there, that God Almighty will sink them. They'll go beneath the bottom of the sea. And it's so much sin (You see?), it's the barrier" (Who do You say This Is? p. 10:47).
An earthquake of magnitude unprecedented since men were upon earth will shake earth from its axis, sinking Los Angeles, much of California, and a 300-400 x 1,500 mile segment of earth's crust, igniting the Pacific Ring of Fire and sending tsunamis around the world (Luke 21:25-26; Revelation 16:18-19; 18:21-24). Earthquakes in Israel will demolish Es Sakhra, the Dome of the Rock, igniting the 'hot stage' of World War III; and "Christ's feet shall stand in that day on the Mount of Olives" and an earthquake will cleave the Mount (Zechariah 14:4-5; Isaiah 29:6; What is the Attraction on the Mountain? p. 15:94-99).
This will mark the second crucifixion of the Word by the world religious system and the close of the Gentile dispensation. As the sign of Christ's imminent parousia Coming to us Gentiles is still unknown to the world church system fifty-two years since that blessed event, I understand the sign over the Mount of Olives signifying Messiah's second or parousia Coming to Israel will pass unrecognized or disdained by their religious system; perhaps because of the convulsion of nature in the heavens and on earth followed by Israel's invasion and defeat, and the exodus of self-styled Jews. On the third day [Nisan 16] the resurrection will commence from the apostolic saints to the Laodiceans, and as Christ's end-time Bride becomes hunted and persecuted we will manifest that we are the Sons of Godthe 'third pull' meeting our necessities and edifying faith for translation grace.
The atoning death of Jesus Christ and His triumphant entrance into Hades quickened the Old Testament saints, and after He ascended to heaven and cleansed the sanctuary of their accumulated sins, He "descended and led captivity captive" and many of His believers in Old Jerusalem saw and recognized the risen, glorified and resurrected saints. So "when the [fiftieth] Day of Pentecost has fully come" again, one of the resurrected saints will appear to us who constitute "New Jerusalem" and our recognition of that glorified Brother or Sister will raise faith enabling us to change in the atoms. "Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord" (I Corinthians 15:50-52; I Thessalonians 4:14-18).
The second appearance of the Supernatural Pillar of Cloud over the Mount of Olives will doubtless appear on the Day of Atonement one Tishri 10. This is described in many Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments such as:
Daniel 7:11-14, "I kept looking because of the chutzpah spoken by the horn [or Devil-incarnate Pope]: I continued looking until the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame (Revelation 19:20; 20:10). Concerning the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away [being killed by the Sword of Christ's mouth]: yet their souls were prolonged for the general resurrection following the millennium]. In my spiritual dream I saw one like the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven (Matthew 24:30; 26:64; Mark 13:26; 14:62; Revelation 1:7; 14:14), and He came to the Ancient of days, and was presented before Him. And He was given dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which will not pass away, and His [millennium] kingdom is one which will not be destroyed" (Daniel 2:44; Zechariah 9:10; Acts 1:6).
Now we shall visit two New Testament Scriptures that portray the (second) manifestation of the Pillar of Cloud in the latter half of Daniel's Seventieth Week where we hear the 144,000 born-again Israelite martyrs rejoicing in heavenly song over the destruction of the apostate Judaeo-Roman Catholic Church in Revelation 18:1-20. Revelation 19:1-16, "And after these things . . . [After the tribulation, the Woes, Seals, the plagues of the Vials and Trumpets, the casting down of Satan and the setting up of the millennium by Israel's birth in one day] I . . . [write your name here because John represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation . . . heard what seemed to be the voice of a great throng in heaven, crying, Halleluiah! Salvation, and glory and power belong to our God, for His judgments are true and just. For he has judged the great [Roman] harlot, who corrupted the earth with her [spiritual] fornication [which is idolatry], and He has required retribution from her hand for the blood of His servants. And again they said, Halleluiah! And her smoke will ascend forever and ever. And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down to worship God who is seated on His throne, exclaiming, Amen! Halleluiah! And a voice came forth from the throne that said, Render praise to our God, all you His servants [Israelites], who revere Him, both small and great".
"And I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters, and the roar of mighty thunder peels, crying, Halleluiah! For the Lord God the omnipotent has begun to reign. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come to pass and His wife has made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be clothed in pure, resplendent fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints."
"And the angel Brother Branham said to me, Write, Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. He also told me, These are the true sayings of God. Then I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me: You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you, and of your brethren who hold the testimony to which Jesus has borne witness. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
Revelation 19:11-16 narrates the vision of Revelation 1:7 which is Zechariah 12:10, Israel's awakening to Christ's second or parousia Coming and crowning Him King of kings and Lord of lords by faith that quickens the nation to birth in one day. This brings the return of the Logosmade flesh in Christ and His Brideto cast the beast and the false prophet alive into the Lake of Fire in a decisive act of judgment in place of battle and to slay the remnant with the Word from His lips, thus binding Satan until his subjects are raised in the general resurrection for the white throne judgment. Have patience, for the sword of the Spirit will overcome the sword of Roman dogma (Revelation 13:10). "The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do" (Hebrews 4:12-13). The fullness of the Word in this end-time Message is separating His own from the judgment, for when they reject this Message they commit the unforgivable sin and have already come to the judgment, "crucifying Him afresh unto themselves" (Hebrews 6:6). When He appears His Sword will come against all nations and all men, and none will be able to stand against it.
"Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse appeared. Its rider is called Faithful and True; justly he judges and wages war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems with a name inscribed which no one knows but himself. He is clad in a robe dipped in blood: and the Name by which He is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and pure, followed Him upon white horses. Out of His mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations. He will rule them with a rod of iron and he treads the winepress of the furious wrath of God the Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has a name inscribed, King of Kings, and Lord of lords".
The Name of the Lord is a revelation because the Word interpreted is the manifestation of the Name of God, and when He conquered death and hell, and ascended on high, He received a new Name, and no one knows that Name but he who possesses the revelation (Isaiah 62:2; John 5:43; Hebrews 7; Revelation 2:17; 3:12-13, and Newsletters 317, 342 , 408 and 512).
Brother Branham taught: Revelation 1:7, "Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen . . ."
He is coming. He is coming in clouds, Clouds of glory as when He was seen upon the Mount of Transfiguration, and His garments were shining as the power of God enfolded Him. And EVERY eye shall see Him. That means this is not the Rapture. This is when He comes to take over His rightful place as World Ruler. This is when those who have pierced Him with their creeds and denominational doctrines shall mourn, and all the people shall wail in terror because of Him who is the Word.
This is the revelation story of Zechariah 12:9-10. Zechariah prophesied this about 2,500 years ago. It is just about to take place. Listen. "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn . . ."
Now, remember what we have read in Revelation and Zechariah. Both come right after the tribulation [i.e. in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week]. The Church of the First-born does not go through the tribulation. We know that. The Bible teaches that (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 36:2 37:1).
The Prophet continues to describe this second appearance of the Cloud mentioned above in Revelation 1:7 and Zechariah 12:10; this time from the vantage of Revelation 19:11-16:
"The Bride will be taken off the earth. She will be caught up before the great tribulation to meet her Lord in the air. For three and one-half years while the retributive wrath of God is poured out, she will be in the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then will He return [in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week], leaving His Bride in "His Father's house," while he makes Himself known to His brethren [by the revelation of His second or parousia Coming]. At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding
JewsIsraelites. But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the Coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth (Revelation 11:18; 19:14-15). With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000 . . ." (ibid. p. 40:2). This will not be His second physical (Gk.) erchomai return but the revelation of His second (Gk.) parousia Coming in W_O_R_D form by revelation of the Message of Israel's two martyred and resurrected prophets.
Many additional Scriptures could be quoted from both Old and New Testaments to establish that there will be two appearances of the Supernatural Pillar of Cloud to Israel, one in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, and one in the second half of the Week. By God's abundant grace this correction reveals the proper chronological order of events in Daniel's Seventieth Week and an appreciation of the transition to the millennium following the destruction of Rome and the United States and the regeneration of and martyrdom of the elect Israelites. nl883.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.