Bible Believers' Newsletter 936
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it's great to have your company.
Our main article this week is "Nothing but the Blood of Jesus," who is the only haven of rest. Hasten hither if you are His elect where every member of Christ's end-time Bride has been recognized since the Laodicean and final Church Age ended in 1963 (Revelation 4:1). "Today if you will hear His voice harden not your hearts like Israel in the provocation" (Hebrews 3:15-19; Numbers 14:2, 11; John 6:49). Do not tarry; Gentile days are numbered, evinced by the apostate once Christian nations perpetrating unimaginable evils, primarily upon defenceless individuals and nations.
Churches have extinguished credibility by tolerating sin, promoting a social gospel, public welfare, and forsaking the strict line of God's unchanging Word. Pulpit delinquency has apostatised and communised congregants into modern Judas'. God will destroy those churches as He razed His temple and the worshippers (Revelation 2:21-23; 18:8-20; 19:20-21; 20:15). The pale horse is riding: today's news reports the end-time bloodshed of the Goyim by the Goyim for the Mammonites and their g_d Lucifer.
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.
War with China and Russia? Washington's Military Design in the Asia-Pacific
August 24, 2016 — It is important to focus on Southeast Asia and East Asia in a broader geopolitical context. China, North Korea as well as Russia are potential targets under Obama's "Pivot to Asia," involving the combined threat of missile deployments, naval power and pre-emptive nuclear war. We are not dealing with piecemeal military endeavours. The regional Asia-Pacific military agenda under the auspices of US Pacific Command (USPACOM) is part of a global process of US-NATO military planning.
US military actions are carefully coordinated. Major military and covert intelligence operations are being undertaken simultaneously in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Asia Pacific region. In turn, the planning of military operations is coordinated with non-conventional forms of warfare including regime change, financial warfare and economic sanctions.
The current situation is all the more critical inasmuch as a US-NATO war on Russia, China, North Korea and Iran is part of the US presidential election debate. War is presented as a political and military option to Western public opinion.
The US-NATO military agenda combines both major theater operations as well as covert actions geared towards destabilizing sovereign states. America's hegemonic project is to destabilize and destroy countries through acts of war, support of terrorist organizations, regime change and economic warfare.
While, a World War Three Scenario has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military action against Russia and China is now contemplated at an "operational level." US and NATO forces have been deployed in essentially three major regions of the World . . . "Offensive" military actions using nuclear warheads are now described as acts of "self-defence" . . . In the words of Hillary Clinton, the nuclear option is on the table. Pre-emptive nuclear war is part of her election campaign . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Brewing Collapse of the Western Monetary System? German Government warns of an Upcoming Catastrophe, tags Russia an 'Enemy Nation'
August 23, 2016 — Germany has just warned its citizens of an upcoming catastrophe and urged them to stockpile food, water and money for at least 10 days, to be autonomous and independent until the government has . . . the necessary public safety systems in place—in case of a 'catastrophe' . . . A war, an economic and or monetary collapse, or both? . . . the German Bundeswehr (army) has declared Russia as an enemy nation. This is akin to a declaration of war . . . head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: 'The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel's subservience to the Obama administration.'
. . . People who are afraid can be easily manipulated. While buying supermarkets' shelves empty, they will ask for more police and military protection. That's precisely what Washington and the EU wants—a militarization of Europe. Germany, being Obama's chief vassal, is the mouthpiece for the rest of Europe. At the same time, this scare tactic is an indirect warning of a threat of aggression from Russia . . . things do not look good for the US-NATO led West with its EU stooges . . . Erdogan . . . may be abandoning his alliance with Washington, Brussels—and NATO. Russia has asked Ankara to use its Incirlik airbase in the south, close to the Syrian border, currently mainly occupied by NATO, storing some 50 US nuclear warheads and uncountable US fighter jets and helicopters, plus housing at least 5,000 US-NATO troops . . . Turkey's Prime Minister . . . said . . . Russia could use the base, but denied that any such request has been made by Russia . . . "Pentagon has initiated the transfer of 20 B61-type aviation bombs with nuclear warheads from the Turkish Incirlik air base to the Deveselu base in Romania currently hosting the US missile shield . . ."
. . . Erdogan's new alliance with Russia, his recently re-established relation with his old friend Bashar al-Assad, Turkey's supposed closing of her borders to the Islamic State (IS-ISIS-Daesh) at the request of Russia, plus Iran putting her Hamadan base at Russia's disposal, making Russia, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and (perhaps) Turkey the new axis of stability and maybe peace in the Middle East, is not boding well for the West . . . The area contains an enormous wealth of hydrocarbons and other natural resources—and the new axis threatens to block the Zionist expansion towards a Greater Israel . . . for achieving world hegemony . . .
It is hard to believe that Washington would risk a war with Russia, being well aware of Russia's superiority in the air, as well as on and under the sea with latest generation technology and nuclear warheads. But the exceptional nation on a declining course, knows no scruples pulling the entire humanity into her self-made abyss.
Another scenario of a world-shaking catastrophe may be financial. Lord Jacob Rothschild . . . refers to 'unintended' low interest rates with '30% of global government debt at negative yields' . . . almost unlimited 'Quantitative Easing' . . . the Rothschilds are shifting their money gradually away from the dollar into gold and other . . . currencies . . . Is it a hint that the gold standard . . . may return? . . . Russia's currency is covered twice with the value of gold. China's Yuan is also fully gold-backed . . . US too has been amassing gold . . . US money circles know that BREXIT may have inspired a mass movement . . . dissolving their pathetic EU-Euro tandem . . .
Returning to the gold standard—may involve a massive devaluation of the US dollar. It would bring down the economy of most countries dependent on the dollar and with large dollar reserves . . . in the United States it would mean debt would be eviscerated, while abroad assets held in US-dollar denominated securities would lose their value. This would apply to most developing countries still almost unconditionally tied to the dollar—especially Africa which holds . . . two thirds of the world's remaining natural resources. Guess, who may appropriate these resources as payment against fake and fabricated debt? . . .
. . . the value of gold . . . almost entirely in the hands of the BIS . . . itself controlled by the Rothschilds, Rockefellers . . .
Germany, the Obama vassal numero uno that calls out the warning to its people—and by extension to the rest of Europe . . . may have made a deal for a local or new currency to be launched . . . and hopes . . . it may be up to . . . putting the new system with electronic tellers and all on stream.
. . . some of the TBTF banks, in connivance with the FED, would call in their outstanding derivatives . . . 700 trillion dollars to more than a quadrillion. This . . . could break the necks of smaller banks . . . bring down the western world's financial system, all the while maintaining the dollar hegemony. All or most derivative denominations are in US dollars . . . In July 2016, on the occasion of the 95th Anniversary of China's Communist Party, President Xi Jinping declared "The New World Order is Finished." He also evoked the collapse of the US economy and the disintegration of the European Union. No western mainstream media covered the event.
What the West wants to ignore is that there is an alternative to the fraudulent western monetary system—a Russia-China based monetary scheme, totally delinked from the dollar-euro and the western privately owned FED-BIS-Wall Street manipulated system; a monetary structure built according to the value and strength of the member countries' economies. Instead of illegal sanctions, blackmail, threats and outright financial wars for those 'unwilling' to submit to Washington . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
US invades Syria, and warns Russia
August 23, 2016 — The United States government—which demands the overthrow of the internationally-recognized-as-legal government of Syria—officially announced that America's military forces in Syria will continue to occupy Syrian land, no matter what the Syrian government says, and will shoot down any Syrian planes that fly over US forces there and that attack them . . .
This means that the US not only is at war against the legitimate government of Syria, but that the US government will also be at war against Russia if Russian forces (which the Syrian government did invite into Syria) defend Syrian forces from attacks in Syria by US forces—forces that are illegally there. These US forces number only 300, of whom 250 were sent to Syria on April 24 to serve as advisors to other illegal military forces in Syria.
The vast majority of the illegal military forces in Syria are jihadists who had been hired by the Saudi government and the Qatari government, and supplied with US weapons, to overthrow the Syrian government. Most of the other illegal forces in Syria are [MOSSAD-affiliated] Kurdish forces, supported by the US government to break Syria apart to create a separate Kurdish state in the majority-Kurdish far north-eastern tip of Syria . . . "the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then [in the summer of 2013] led by General Martin Dempsey, forecast that the fall of the Assad regime would lead to chaos and, potentially, to Syria's takeover by jihadi extremists, much as was then happening in Libya," and so Dempsey quit, and Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, was fired over the matter. "The DIA's reporting, he [Flynn] said, 'got enormous pushback' from the Obama administration. 'I felt that they did not want to hear the truth.'" Full story: russia-insider.com
Comment: The dirty war on Syria will be settled on the battlefield. International law is broken. Powerful nations continue to enjoy impunity for their crimes, and they have no reason to expect that they will be prosecuted. The credibly accused war criminals responsible for war crimes against countries that include Iraq, Libya, and now Syria, will not be prosecuted. International law is selective, and the powerful nations know this. They are repeat offenders and their impunity emboldens them (globalresearch.ca).
The US is AT WAR with Russia in service to Jewry and the Judaeo-Roman false church. Israel will be utterly defeated; the US will be DEFEATED, invaded and briefly occupied.
War-Waging in Jeopardy? Desperation of US Elite & return of Henry Kissinger
August 22 2016 — The Neocons' ferocious and deranged aggressive policy managed to nullify all three Kissingerian geostrategic achievements. In a sense, it has been a fortune for humanity, a proof of the diplomatic ability of Vladimir Putin and a clear indication of the rapacious stupidity of the Clinton/Bush establishment. For a profit, they did sell to Russia the rope to be used to hang them. But now the Anglo-American elite realizes that the group, the mafia, the establishment to whom they gave the car keys, have created a situation of existential danger for their domination. The real economy of the US has been thoroughly weakened by the escalating financial looting, to the point that also their war-waging ability has been jeopardized. And the Elite realizes that Russia and its allies are not going to surrender to the ferocious but hysterical and ineffective assault conceived by the moronic Neocon war criminals. This time will not be a fake coward war like the one against Iraq, or Libya. This time will be a real, nuclear, war. And the Anglo-American elite is ready to start any war against an enemy unable to defend itself, while they are scared to death of a real war in which they could LOOSE.
They realize also that, despite the military adventures and the present expenses allocated for the military, the US is being progressively isolated. They realize that, despite the investments in goebbelsian propaganda, NATO is not the magic bullet they dreamed of. While the real economy of the host country is being bled, The NATO structure is not able any more to fulfil its mission. Its mission being: "Keep the Russian out, the Americans in and the Europeans down".
The recent development in Turkey has shown, for the first time, that a NATO/US sponsored coup d'état did NOT succeed. Now, Turkey is entering a new political trajectory and a new geostrategic realm. Though it's difficult to foresee with perfect accuracy what is going to happen, it is clear that a process of progressive disintegration of the Anglo-American control and domination apparatus has started. It could progress very fast and very dramatically. The possibility of Turkey leaving NATO, de jure or simply de facto is being contemplated by many of the most competent observers. An informal military relation with Russia, China (and Iran!) is already a fact. The notorious US network of influence nominally run by Fetullah Gulen is being dismantled not only in Turkey, but in Azerbaijan and, it is expected to be weakened and neutralized in all the Turkic areas, i.e. the Southern Flank of the ex-Soviet Union. These areas were supposed to be the bastion of the "West" against Russia. They are rapidly becoming the opposite. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Have you read Daniel 2:40-45? It is taking place right now. Brother Branham said "KEEP YOUR EYES UPON RUSSIA. She'll all wind up in Communism . . . Remember, it'll all wind up in Catholicism in the end time . . . at the battle of Armageddon, right over in here when Christ comes Himself" (The Seventieth Week of Daniel, p. 120:219-220).
Is Putin a Zionist Puppet?
August 20, 2016 — There is no leader in the world who directly confronts or accuses Jews for the bad things they do. Appearing friendly toward Jews is the policy of virtually every world leader nowadays, certainly every European or western leader. And this is because Jews are without doubt the most powerful group in the world today. At the same time, many of our western leaders know what treacherous backstabbing liars the elite Jews can be. If the tables were ever turned and Jews lost their enormous power—and it appears that is starting to happen—you will hear quite a different tune. When calling someone "Hitler" is met with indifference and mockery, the Jews will have lost a lot of their power.
Most Jews, as we all know, have no time for Christianity and traditional moral values—another good reason for believing that those misguided non-Jews (goyim) who keep bashing Christianity are doing the Jews' dirty work for them. Without knowing or caring, these rebellious "Anti-Christs" (with their tiresome 'God is Dead' slogans à la Friedrich Nietzsche) are acting as agents for the Jews by advancing an essentially Jewish agenda: a Marxist, atheistical weltanshauung that inevitably ends in the impasse of nihilism and despair. They are acting as Useful Idiots for the Jews . . .
Full story: darkmoon.me
Provoking Nuclear War by Media
August 23, 2016 — The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has quietly cleared the late Serbian president, Slobodan Milosevic, of war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including the massacre at Srebrenica . . . truth further demolishes the propaganda that justified Nato's illegal onslaught on Serbia in 1999.
Milosevic died of a heart attack in 2006 . . . his condition worsened and was monitored and kept secret by US officials, as WikiLeaks has since revealed . . . the victim of war propaganda that today runs like a torrent across our screens and newspapers and beckons great danger for us all . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Pilger goes on to outline the litany of LIES, dastardly genocide of millions of innocent civilians and the ongoing destruction of civilizations around the globe. If you think this is bad, watch when church and state unite in the exceptional country when it kills all those do not submit to "the image of the beast" (Revelation 13:15-18).
Modern America: the Empire of Lies
August 20, 2016 — The notion that the United States is an empire of lies would be difficult to dispute by anyone who has followed the events of the last decade. It's a sad fact that today the absolute majority of Washington's policies along with the foundation of so-called "American democracy" are built upon blatant lies . . . But honestly, what does one expect from the likes of Hillary Clinton if even the Washington Post wouldn't hesitate to present a video filled with her lies and "shifting positions?" Full story: journal-neo.org
'Great American Eclipse' One Year from Today
August 21, 2016 — On Monday, 2017 August 21, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the contiguous United States for the first time since 1979. The track of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the Pacific Ocean and crosses the USA from west to east through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Inside the 70-mile-wide path of totality, the Moon will completely cover the Sun as the landscape is plunged into an eerie twilight, and the Sun's glorious corona is revealed for nearly 3 minutes. Outside the narrow shadow track, a partial eclipse will be visible from all of North America. Full story: usatoday.com gannett-cdn.com
We thought They were White
Like many African-Americans, I was brought up in a culture deeply infused with propaganda designed to lay the blame for all of the black race's ills on the white man. It was not until I began looking into the actual history of blacks, whites, and other races in America, that I came to realize that many if not most of the resentment that African-Americans harbor regarding our long history of abuse and exploitation has been intentionally misdirected by those who are most responsible for it, to shift the blame away from themselves as a people onto the white race who they regard as their enemies.
The reality is that the white race had little to do with the slave trade that took our ancestors away from Africa and sold them into bondage in the New World. That crime was committed not by White Europeans, but by Jews who were engaged in transatlantic commerce between the Old World and the Americas where they hoped to establish a New Jerusalem from which to rule the world by way of exploiting all races who were not members of their tribe of "chosen people." In their efforts to accomplish that goal, the white race has been hoodwinked and manipulated as unsuspecting pawns almost as much as the black race has been.
Blacks have been purposely misled by the Jewish people who, in previous centuries, built their fortunes in the transatlantic slave trade, and who continue to manipulate and exploit us even today. Because most black people make no distinction between Jews and whites, it is easy for the Jews to evade justice and escape the blame for the wrongs that they have inflicted on our people for centuries by convincing blacks that it was the white man who did it. In most cases the vast majority of the white race had nothing to do with slavery or other crimes that have been committed against our people. Whites were and continue to be exploited and manipulated by the Jews, the same as blacks, and their race is even more hated by the Jew, where blacks are simply disregarded by the Jews with indifference, as are other races. We are all simply pawns to the Jews who have no other use for us beyond being a source of profit to them and a weapon that can be used to help destroy whites, who they see as their sworn enemies, by encouraging us to breed with them until there are no longer any whites left . . . Full story: wethoughttheywerewhite.weebly.com
Nothing but the Blood of Jesus
Leviticus 16 types the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ and looks forward to the birth of the Israel nation in one day. It also looks back to the atonement that Day on Calvary when the Old Testament saints, Christ's end-time Bride and our 144,000 attendants were fully redeemed in Him. On the third day He cleansed the heavenly sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints and resurrected them in glorified bodies; then on the fiftieth day Christ inaugurated His Church (Matthew 27:50-53; Acts 2:1-4). As Israel had been covered by the chemistry of the blood of a natural lamb, the Church Age saints were under the chemistry of Christ's Blood on the Mercy Seat throughout two thousand years while the Book of Life was sealed and as Son of God He interceded for their ignorance of the fulness of the Word. Now since the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form in the prophetic office Son of Man He is King of Kings and Judge (John 5:27).
When the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again in 1963 there was no more Blood on the Mercy Seat which was now a Judgment Seat; all seven Church Ages were fulfilled along with Christ's Mediation for PART-Word. Redemption was over; Revelation 4, 5, and 10:1-6 were fulfilled on about March 8, 1963 when Christ claimed the Book, opened the Seven Seals and revealed them through His prophet William Branham between March 17 and 24. And today we do have, by God's help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. "Then that which is in part is done away with . . . When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child; but when I become a man, I put away childish things" (I Corinthians 13:10-11; COD, p. 1005:57).
Leviticus 16:1, "Now the Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, [Nadab and Abihu], when they had offered incense with strange fire before the Lord which He commanded them not, and fire went out from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord" (Leviticus 6:13; 10:1-3; I Thessalonians 5:17; Hebrews 13:15).
Here the Hebrew word for "strange" is 'zuwr,' the same word used to describe the accursed Serpent's seed people of Cain's race. Brother Branham likened their presumption to approaching the Presence of the Lord with denominational PART-Word which brings death to the minister and the hearer since "that which is perfect has come"—Christ the fullness of the Word (Revelation Chapter Four, Part III, p. 684:223). The occasion was the eighth day of the consecration of Aaron and his eldest sons to the priesthood, and the joy of the people was rapidly destroyed by anxiety and fear.
Brother Branham said this was not the fire taken from the ever-burning brazen altar of continual sacrificial worship God had lit (The Seven Church Ages, p. 24:186). The heavenly Fire in Leviticus 9:24 consumed the victim, testifying God's acceptance of the vicarious sacrifice (Genesis 4:4; Judges 6:21; 13:19-20; I Kings 18:38), and turning sin to ashes with it (Isaiah 4:4; Matthew 3:11). Fire, by its pure, penetrating agency, symbolizes the holiness of God which consumes sin as a thing He cannot abide in His Presence, for it is cherem and must be destroyed for His glory (II Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 10:27; 12:29; Revelation 20:14-15). So the Supernatural Fire (Exodus 19:18) of the holy God which had sanctified Aaron's service consumed his eldest sons.
It was this perpetual fire on the altar of sacrifice that lit the menorah or seven golden lamp-stands on the southern side of the Holy Place. The priests continually replenished the reservoir with olive oil and the light from one lamp lit the second lamp and the second lamp lit the third lamp, and so-on showing it was the same Holy Spirit that illuminated the saints in all seven Church Ages.
The very Gospel that saves the humble is death to the presumptuous (II Corinthians 2:16; Colossians 2:9). So before partaking the Lord's Supper we each examine our own self and tarry one for another to ensure each is at one with the Word and Spirit for our day and with one another as members of one Body. Paul explains in I Corinthians 11:23-34, it is death not to take it, and death to take it unworthily.
Leviticus 16:2, "And the Lord said to Moses, Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time within the veil into Holy of Holies before the Mercy Seat which is on the Ark; lest he die: for _I_ will appear [or manifest My Presence] in the Shekinah over the Mercy Seat".
This Tabernacle is where_I_dwell among the children of Israel in the Shekinah over the Mercy Seat between the cherubim. Man must not presume to enter My Presence at will, only those who are invited may enter. In John 15:16 Jesus said, "You have not chosen Me, but_I_have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you." And in Matthew 7:8 he promised, "Everyone that asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened".
Seven days before the Day of Atonement the high priest took his abode in the Temple where he sanctified, studied and rehearsed the ceremonial routine of his annual ritual with his substitute.
Leviticus 16:3-4, "Aaron shall enter the Holy of Holies with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and the linen undergarments next to his body, he shall be girt with the linen girdle, and attired with the linen turban (these are holy garments) therefore he shall bathe his body in water, and put them on".
In his daily walk Aaron and succeeding high priests wore the dress of an ordinary Israelite. Brother Branham said, Jesus "dressed just like other men . . . if He was here in a body of flesh tonight, He'd wear a suit of clothes like we have. And His picture there shows He didn't have long hair, not by no means; He had short hair. But today we shore it on up closer".
But when the high priest officiated in the Temple he wore the garments of glory of the bridal chamber and beauty made from gold, blue, purple and scarlet adorned with an ephod and breastplate, and the hem of his garment was adorned with alternate golden bells and pomegranates, which chimed, "Holy, holy, holy" as he walked before the Lord (Exodus 28). He was a type of our glorified heavenly Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. On the Day of Atonement he put off his garments of beauty and glory and put on pure white linen garments of a suppliant as Jesus Christ our High Priest laid aside the glory of His Person and took the humble form of a servant, for God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34; Philippians 2:7). As he entered the Holy of Holies four times on the Day of Atonement so he had to wash his body five times and change his clothes four times.
Leviticus 16:5-7, "And he shall take from the congregation of the children of Israel two he goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the Tabernacle of the congregation".
The sin offering for ignorance of the high priest was a covering or atonement for himself and lest his sin should by association contract guilt on the people, making them liable of the penalty (Leviticus 4:1-7).
Leviticus 16:8-10, "And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into a land not inhabited".
Notice, the two goats, altogether alike in appearance, size and value, and if possible, purchased at the same time, formed two parts of one sin offering. Both represented Jesus Christ. Standing in the northern side of the court between the porch and the altar of sacrifice stood an urn in which were two lots identical in shape, size, and material; the one bearing the inscription "for the Lord," the other "for the scape goat." These two goats had been placed with their backs to the people and their faces towards the sanctuary. The high-priest now faced the people, shook the urn, thrust in both hands and drew the two lots, laying one on the head of each goat. The high-priest tied a tongue-shaped piece of scarlet cloth to the horn of the scape goat and another round the throat of the goat for Jehovah, which was to be slain. The goat that was to be sent forth was now turned round towards the people, and stood facing them, waiting, as it were, till their sins should be laid on him, and he would carry them forth into "a land not inhabited".
Leviticus 16:11: In the presence of the children of Israel after he had taken his bullock, he would put his hand on the head of the bullock and make this confession, "I Jehovah I have committed iniquity. I have transgressed. I have sinned. I and my house. Oh then Jehovah I entreat Thee. Cover over. That is atone for. Let there be atonement for the iniquities the transgressions and the sins which I have committed. Transgressed and sinned before Thee. I and my house even as it was written in the Law of Moses Thy servant for on that day will He cover over for you to make you clean from all your transgressions before Jehovah ye shall be cleansed." Then he shall kill the bullock of the sin offering for himself and those of the priesthood.
Leviticus 16:12-13: "And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar of incense before the Lord, and two handfuls of finely ground sweet incense, and bring it within the veil. And he shall put the incense on the fire before the Lord, that the cloud of the incense may cover the Mercy Seat that is on the Ark of the testimony [or stone tablets of the Law within the Ark], lest he die." And every eye was strained towards the sanctuary as, slowly bearing the censer and the incense, the figure of the white-robed high-priest was seen to disappear within the Holy Place. After that nothing further could be seen of his movements.
Leviticus 16:17, "There shall be no man in the Tabernacle (Gk. naos) of the congregation when he goes in to make an atonement in the Holy of Holies, until he comes out, having made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel" (Hebrews 9:7). Jesus was alone in Gethsemane, and alone at the Cross. In Isaiah 63:3 He declares, "I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in My anger, and trample them in My fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon My garments, and I will stain all My raiment."
The curtain of the Most Holy Place was folded back, and the high-priest stood alone and separated from all of the people in the awful gloom of the Holy of Holies, lit only by the red glow of the coals in the priest's censer. In the first Temple the ark had stood here and the visible Presence or likeness of the glory of the Lord appeared as the cloud of the Shekinah, above the Mercy Seal and between the cherubim; and the high-priest placed the censer between the staves of the Ark. But in the Temple of Herod there was neither Shekinah nor Ark, for the Holy of Holies was empty and the high-priest rested his censer on a large rock, called the 'foundation-stone.' He now most carefully emptied the incense into his hand, and threw it on the coals of the censer, as far from himself as possible and waited till the smoke had filled the Most Holy Place. Then, retreating backwards, he prayed outside the veil as follows: "May it please Thee, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, that neither this day nor during this year any captivity come upon us. Yet, if captivity befalls us this day or this year, let it be to a place where the Law is cultivated. May it please Thee, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, that want come not upon us, either this day or this year. But if want visit us this day or this year, let it be due to the liberality of our charitable deeds. May it please Thee, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, that this year may be a year of cheapness, of fulness, of intercourse and trade; a year with abundance of rain, of sunshine, and of dew; one in which Thy people Israel shall not require assistance one from another. And listen not to the prayers of those who are about to set out on a journey. [Who might pray against the fall of rain as the autumn rains, on which the fruitfulness of the land depended, were due at the end of Tishri]. And as to Thy people Israel, may no enemy exalt himself against them. May it please Thee, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, that the houses of the men of Saron [(Acts 9:35) a broad rich tract of land which lies between the mountains of the central part of the holy land and the Mediterranean, which, on account of its situation, that valley was threatened either by sudden floods or by dangerous landslips] may not become their graves." The high-priest was not to prolong this prayer, lest his protracted absence might fill the people with fears for his safety.
Leviticus 16:14: While the incense was offering in the Most Holy Place the people withdrew from proximity to it, and worshipped in silence. At last the people saw the high-priest emerging from the sanctuary, and they knew that the service had been accepted. Rapidly he took the blood of the bullock from the attendant who had kept it stirring. Once more he entered into the Most Holy Place, and sprinkled with his finger once upwards, towards where the mercy-seat had been, and seven times downwards, counting as he did so: 'Once' (upwards), 'once and once' (downwards), 'once and twice' and so on to 'once and seven times,' always repeating the word 'once,' which referred to the upwards sprinkling, so as to prevent any mistake. Coming out from the Most Holy Place, the high-priest now deposited the bowl with the blood before the veil.
Leviticus 16:15-20: Then he killed the goat set apart for Jehovah, and, entering the Most Holy Place a third time, sprinkled as before, once upwards and seven times downwards, and again deposited the bowl with the blood of the goat on a second golden stand before the veil. Taking up the bowl with the bullock's blood, he next sprinkled once upwards and seven times downwards towards the veil, outside the Most Holy Place, and then did the same with the blood of the goat. In the antitype these seven stripes of blood signified the Blood of Christ covering the saints of the seven Church Ages of PART-Word with Christ's Mediation while the Book was sealed. Finally, pouring the blood of the bullock into the bowl which contained that of the goat, and again the mixture of the two into that which had held the blood of the bullock, so as thoroughly to commingle the two, he sprinkled each of the horns of the altar of incense, and then, making a clear place on the altar, seven times the top of the altar of incense. Thus he had sprinkled forty-three times with the expiatory blood, taking care that his own dress should never be spotted with the sin-laden blood. What was left of the blood the high-priest poured out on the west side of the base of the altar of burnt-offering.
By these expiatory sprinklings the high-priest had cleansed the sanctuary in all its parts from the spiritual defilement of the priesthood and the worshippers. The Most Holy Place, the veil, the Holy Place, the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt-offering were now clean, so far as the priesthood and as the people were concerned; and in their relationship to the sanctuary both priests and worshippers were atoned for. So far as the Law could give it, there was now again free access for all; the continuance of typical sacrificial communion with God was once more restored and secured. Had it not been for these services, it would have become impossible for priests and people to offer sacrifices, and so obtain the forgiveness of sins or have fellowship with God. But the consciences were not yet free from a sense of personal guilt and sin. That remained to be done through the "scape goat." All this seems clearly implied in the distinctions made in Leviticus 16:33: "He shall make atonement for the holy sanctuary, and make atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the congregation".
Leviticus 16:21-22 Having come out again there remained the live goat and he would go over to the live goat and then he would put both hands over the head of the goat and the high priest would then confess in this way. He would shout out to all Israel gathered around the tabernacle or the temple could hear, "Ah, Jehovah they committed iniquity. They have transgressed. They have sinned. Thy people the house of Israel. Oh then Jehovah cover over. I entreat Thee upon their iniquities, their transgressions, and their sins, which they have wickedly committed, transgressed and sinned before Thee. Thy people the house of Israel. As it is written in the Law of Moses, Thy servant, saying: "For on that day shall it be covered over (atoned) for you to make you clean from all your sins before Jehovah you shall be cleansed." And while the prostrate multitude worshipped at the Name of Jehovah, the high-priest turned his face towards them as he uttered the last words, "Ye shall be cleansed!" as if to declare to them the absolution and remission of their sins.
Then the priests led the sin-burdened goat out through "Solomon's Porch" where unbelieving Jews would seek to stone Jesus for blasphemy (John 10:22-42), the deceitful Sapphira would fall down dead, and the apostles would perform many signs and wonders (Acts 5:1-16). Thence they led the goat over an arched bridge to the Mount of Olives, where a man took him in charge for half a sabbath day's journey to nine such fellows in succession. At last they reached the edge of the wilderness. Here the man tore off half the "scarlet tongue," and stuck it on a projecting cliff; then, leading the animal backwards, he pushed it over the projecting ledge of rock. The man, now defiled by contact with the sin-bearer, retraced his steps to the last of the ten stations, where he spent the rest of the day and the night. But the arrival of the goat in the wilderness was immediately telegraphed, by the waving of flags, from station to station, till, a few minutes after its occurrence, it was known in the Temple, and whispered from ear to ear, that "the goat had borne upon him all their iniquities into a land not inhabited".
The blood of the bull and the "goat for Jehovah" had "made an end of reconciling the Holy Place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar" (Leviticus 16:20). But it could do no more, for it "could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience" (Hebrews 9:9). The symbolical representation of this perfecting was by the live goat, which, laden with the confessed sins of the people, carried them away into the wilderness" to "a land not inhabited." This demonstrates that although confessed guilt was removed from the people to the head of the goat, as the symbolical substitute, yet as the goat was not killed, only sent far away to "a land not inhabited"; under the Old Covenant, sin was not remitted, only put away from the people and stored in the heavenly temple until Christ took upon Himself the burden of transgression, cleansed the sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints, and remitted the mistakes of the New Testament saints, placing them upon Satan.
Thus viewed, not only the text of Leviticus 16 but also the language of Hebrews 9 and 10 which chiefly refer to the Day of Atonement, becomes plain. The "blood," both of the bullock and of the goat which the high-priest carried "once a year" within "the sacred veil," was "offered for himself (and the priesthood) and for the errors (or ignorance) of the people." In the language of Leviticus 16:20, it reconciled "the Holy Place, and the Tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar"; as already explained, it rendered the continuance of sacrificial worship possible on the part of priests and people. But this live scape-goat "let go" in the wilderness, over which the high-priest had confessed, and on which he had laid "all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins," showed the inherent "weakness and unprofitableness of the commandment. For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did" (Hebrews 7:18-19).
In the Covenant mercy of God guilt and sin were both atoned or "covered up" and removed from the people, but they were not really taken away and destroyed till Christ came; they were only taken into a land not inhabited, till He should blot it out by His own blood. The provision made in the Old Testament was only preparatory and temporary, until the "time of reformation" (Hebrews 9:10) and true forgiveness, remission of sins and with it the spirit of adoption that frees us from the yoke of carnal ordinances, could only be finally obtained after the death and resurrection of "the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). "The blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purifies your conscience from dead works to serve the living God" (Hebrews 9:14; 10:2, 22; Romans 8:1-3). Thus the Old Testament saints "received not the promise: God having provided some better things for us, that they without us should not be made perfect" (Hebrews 11:39-40).
Jesus had to pay the (Heb.) Mohar to purchase us as His Wife, and be "raised for our justification" before He could redeem the Old Testament saints. "For the Law having a shadow of the good things to come . . . could never . . . make the comers thereunto perfect"; nor was it possible "that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins" (Hebrews 10:1-4). The live goat "let go" every year was a remover of sins which were never really removed in the sense of being blotted out—only deposited, as it were, and reserved till He came "whom God put forth to take the punishment for our sins, using His Blood and our faith as a reconciling sacrifice to show God's righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had forgiven the former sins" (Romans 3:25-26). Yet the price had to be paid "Life for life" by our kinsman Redeemer. "Therefore He is the mediator of a New Covenant, so those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred which redeems them from the transgressions under the first Covenant" (Hebrews 9:15).
While the scape-goat was being led into the wilderness, the high-priest proceeded to cut up the bullock and the goat with whose blood he had previously "made atonement," put the "inwards" in a vessel which he committed to an attendant, and sent the carcasses to be burnt "outside the city," in the place where the Temple ashes were usually deposited. Then, according to tradition, the high-priest, still wearing the linen garments, went into the "Court of the Women," and read the passages of Scripture bearing on the Day of Atonement, Leviticus 16; 23:27-32, also repeating by heart Numbers 29:7-11. A series of prayers accompanied this reading of the Scriptures.
These prayers ended, the high-priest washed his hands and feet, put off his "linen" and put on his "golden vestments," and once more washed hands and feet before proceeding to the next ministry. He now appeared again before the people as the Lord's anointed in the golden garments of the Bride-chamber. Before he offered the festive burnt-offerings of the day, he sacrificed "a kid of the goats for a sin-offering" (Numbers 29:16), probably with special reference to these festive services, which, like everything else, required atoning blood for their acceptance. The flesh of this sin-offering was eaten at night by the priests within the sanctuary. Next, he sacrificed the burnt-offerings for the people and one ram for himself (Leviticus 16:3); finally he burned the "inwards" of the expiatory offerings, whose blood had formerly been sprinkled in the Most Holy Place. This, properly speaking, finished the services of the day. But the high-priest had yet to offer the ordinary evening sacrifice, after which he washed his hands and his feet, once more put off his "golden" and put on his "linen garments," and again washed his hands and feet before entering the Most Holy Place a fourth time on that day to fetch the censer and incense-dish which he had left there. On his return he washed once more hands and feet, put off his linen garments, which were never to be used again, put on his golden vestments, washed hands and feet, burnt the evening incense on the golden altar, lit the lamps on the lamp stand for the night, washed his hands and feet, put on his ordinary layman's dress, and was escorted by the people in procession to his own house in Jerusalem. The evening closed with a feast.
Hebrews 9:22-26, "And almost all things [under the old dispensation] are by the Law purged with blood; and apart from shedding of blood is no remission [or settlement of the debt of sin which requires life for Life" (Matthew 6:12; 18:27, 32)].
Hence the pouring out of the blood on the altar is the main part of the sacrifice. As the sovereign author and proprietor of nature, God reserved the blood to Himself and allowed men to use it only in the way of sacrifices. Leviticus 17:11, "For the [mortal] life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul." As at the first Passover the chemistry of the blood is the token or evidence of the life of an innocent victim surrendered in place of a guilty penetent. And the blood could not be poured out without first slaying the victim, thus Jesus said, "This cup [of red wine made by holy hands or feet] signifies the New Testament [ratified] in My Blood, which is poured out for you" (Luke 22:20).
Christ was the Lamb of God who purged the sin of the world with His own Blood; it was neither Israelite nor Gentile blood, but the created Blood of God spoken by the Angel Gabriel and received in faith by Mary (Acts 20:28; Revelation 1:5; 5:9). God paid the price of our redemption, but God is a Spirit and in that form He could not die or bleed, neither could He be a near KINSMAN to redeem Adam and his fallen race. But through the virgin birth "God manifest in flesh [dissociated with lust, original sin and Cain's accursed race], was justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world and received up into glory" (I Timothy 3:16).
From Matthew 1:18, 20 and 23 we know that the father of Jesus is the Holy Spirit. Until He formed the first Adam He was not a Father, and He was not a Son until the virgin Mary gave birth to baby Jesus. Jesus was "the fullness of the Godhead with us bodily" (Colossians 2:9) not a fraction of "God who is not a man, that He should lie; neither human that He should change His mind" (Numbers 23:19; Malachi 3:6), and He is not two spirits and one Man. "God is One Spirit: and all who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth" which is the clear understanding of faith (John 4:24). Jesus Christ is the One Person of God manifest in virgin-born flesh to die and shed His Blood for the redemption of the first Adam and his race. As the Holy Spirit fathered both the first and the last Adam, Jesus Messiah is the KINSMAN Redeemer for every Adamite who becomes a written epistle of His Word for his day.
God's Word comes only to a prophet as II Peter 1:20-21 instructs. Neither Adam, Moses, Jesus, Paul or any vindicated prophet of the Old or New Testament ever taught that God is a trinity. Trinitarianism was introduced into Christendom when pagan emperor Constantine and non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews organized the Judaeo-Roman Universal church at the First Nicaea Council in AD325 (Revelation 2; every encyclopaedia). Every religion including Judaism which is Pharisaism and the antithesis of Yahwism (Matthew 15:9) and Islam which is an offshoot of the Judaeo-Roman Universal church, worships a trinity. The purpose of Vatican II was to unite all false religions for one world government as Jewish author Uri Dowbenko wrote, "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 Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. 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 travelling . . ." (Uri Dowbenko, Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy, ISBN 0971004218, p. 213).
This is precisely what Jesus foretold in Revelation 13 stating emphatically trinitarianism is the umbilical cord to Rome, the mark of the Roman beast that will be forced worldwide by the United States' "image unto the beast" when the apostate (once) Protestant churches unite with the state as Emperor Constantine's Rome united with the nascent false church at the First Nicaean Council.
Christ's Bride, the Church, is formed from the Holy Spirit released when the second Adam was put to sleep on Calvary, as Eve was formed from a rib the first Adam was put to sleep. The Church Age saints claimed Christ's Mediation and His Blood on the Mercy Seat as their Token. The denominationals don't understand that since He opened the Seven Seals there has been no Blood: the Mercy Seat is now a Judgment Seat and Jesus Christ is Judge. Our Token is the Life of Christ on display in us by our revelation of the fullness of the Word (Matthew 20:28; Acts 4:13; II Corinthians 3:3). As Israel clung to its substitute bulls and goats, the world church system clings to its substitute trinitarian creeds, baptism in three Titles and Judaeo-Roman traditions—ignorance for which Christ is no longer a mediator (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). Hereby they "crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame" (Hebrews 6:6).
Isaiah 66:1, "Heaven is My throne and earth is My footstool [or Judgment Seat]." But as II Thessalonians 2:6-7 explains, the presence of Christ's end-time Bride restrains God's wrath by transforming earth from His Judgment Seat to a Mercy Seat because the life is in the blood so we are the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and His Life is living in us (Deuteronomy 12:23; I Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 3:26-29). When Christ takes us Home the Holy Spirit will leave the earth and Satan will be cast down.
In the prophetic symbolical description of Ezekiel's Temple (Ezekiel 40-46) all mention of the Day of Atonement is omitted; for Christ has come "a high-priest of good things to come . . . and . . . by His own Blood He entered in once into the Holy Place . . . to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself" (Hebrews 9:11-12, 26). Ezekiel is laying the symbolical ground plan from which Israel will "reinstruct another temple" (The Seventieth Week of Daniel, p. 103:141) which I understand will be the birth of the nation in one day (The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel, p. 62:117-142). The Millennium Temple will be the regenerated Israel nation purchased with the Blood of Jesus Messiah that Day on Calvary. nl936.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.