Bible Believers' Newsletter 942
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is so good to see you.
In our main article we consider the profanity of an evil priesthood that returned to Judea following the Captivity in the first seven years of Daniel's Seventy Weeks. They are dishonest, even thieves, who desecrate the altar and cause the people to sin. God's will no longer suffer their apostasy. Malachi was the last Old Testament prophet aside from John the Baptist; the Lord charges the rebellious priests that they are incurably evil and that He will turn to the Gentiles who will ensure His Name is magnified throughout the world. Yet the conduct of our nominally Christian nations and apostate denominational churches have plumbed the depths of Malachi's Levites.
Please pay attention to the items of current news which contradict the disinformation and lies disseminated by the alien-controlled global media and the propaganda promoted by our controlled Hegelian two-party sham democratic parliaments. We live in a prison-planet as corrupt as the Levites in Malachi's day. There is no hope of reform. Christ has been calling the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters for fifty-three years; soon He will return to Israel. The Prophet said, "It's tightening; and then when that time comes, and the press comes to a place to where you're pressed out, then watch the third pull then. It'll be absolutely to the total lost, but it will be for the Bride and the Church.
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.
Ford Australia ceased Production Today
October 7, 2016 — "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning" — Benjamin Disraeli, Britain's first Jewish PM.
"The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debts" — Henry Ford.
The speculative economy of fraudulent finance such as derivatives, quantitative easing and austerity, are fictitious capital, financial instruments created outside the reality of the productive economy, independent of the Real Economy but with the capacity to destroy production and also strangulate the Real Economy with huge "debts" and "obligations".
"Australia used to be a beaut country . . ." an expression by a man who spent his working life with the Ford Motor Company, mainly as a computer programmer, who gave this account of his feelings after the announcement of Ford's closure in Australia. Read it: "Sorry? Yes—I feel I have been let down, but I am more sorry for Australia. The problem is not just Ford, it is the whole of Australian primary and secondary industry . . ."
The first Australian-built Ford was a Model T that came off an improvised production line in a disused Geelong woolstore in June 1925, while work started on a factory in the nearby suburb of Norlane. In 1928 the factory switched to the Model A and was followed by the Ford V8 in 1932.
The planned destruction of the World Economy (and especially the American economy) includes the financial coup d'état by the Banksters and their key agents in government and elsewhere; part of a meticulously planned agenda to de-industrialise the West and to redistribute the wealth of the West to the East (especially to China), [as Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovich said concerning progress towards their NWO, ". . . We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa], to weaken the West and build up the East, and especially China and Russia, in preparation for the long-planned ongoing Third World War. A created war between the West (i.e. "Political Zionism") and the East (i.e "Russian and Chinese Communism") precipitated by the created regional war in the Middle East between the forces of "Political Zionism" and "Islam."
It is a vast undertaking operating on numerous fronts and in myriad ways. One of its most crucial aspects is the control of the money and credit of nations. Hence, the Invisible Money Power's indispensable role in the five thousand year old Luciferian Conspiracy for World Government . . . The coming World Empire requires the destruction of all sovereign nations and the world carved up into military zones of control whose boundaries have no relation to ancient established borders or to ethnic homelands [trialled in Africa and the Middle-East]. The coming World Tyranny requires total control over people's thoughts and movements from the cradle to the grave . . . to enslave mankind . . . in Lucifer's Kingdom on Earth (Matthew 4:8-9) . . . Full story: overlordsofchaos.com
Comment: Absent the ministry of the end-time Prophet this article, although dated reveals the plan and demonstrates how close we are to the utter defeat of the modern Israel state, the invasion of mainland USA, and how Rome's then incarnate Pope will "come in peaceably, and obtain the church kingdom by flatteries" by the union of church and state (Daniel 8:23-25; 9:26-27; 11:21; II Thessalonians 2:9-11; II Timothy 3:1-8; Revelation 12:7-9; 13:11-15; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 162:3 – 171:1). The sinking of Los Angeles and cleaving of the Mount of Olives will ignite the 'hot stage' of the present World War III, collapsing the global economy and US dollar. By calling in all the paper and demanding gold, Rome will destroy the present day money system. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world. By refinancing the dollar with gold backing it will hold a mortgage over all nations thereby energising the (once) Protestant US into an image of the beast—"bag-man" (John 13:29) and enforcer for the Judaeo-Roman Universal Church under its then Lucifer-incarnate Pope.
The (once) Christian Churches have ALL been apostate since Christ opened and revealed the Seven Seals in 1963, "and know it not" (Revelation 3:17-20). One may shout "the present Truth" from the rooftops but its message will be filtered or censored from presenters and journalists by producers at commercial and taxpayer-funded media.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away." So when Rome breaks her covenant with the Jewish banksters in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week with her ten allies they will switch allegiance to re-communised Russia which will "blow away" both Vatican City State and the United States from the face of the earth: Armageddon will ensue.
NYT whitewashes al-Qaeda, accuses Russia of Deliberate Murder in Aleppo
October 3, 2016 — Max Fisher: NYT/Al-Qaeda propagandist . . . takes us on his magic carpet ride of delusion, telling us that so-called 'moderate' rebels have had to turn to extremists or starve and that the US has genuinely tried to convince these moderates to separate from the extremists . . .
Back in April, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Colonel Steve Warren let the cat out of the bag by saying: "That said, it's primarily al-Nusra who holds Aleppo, and of course, al-Nusra is not part of the cessation of hostilities."
The US State Department scrambled to discredit Warren, making the laughable claim that Al-Nusra is not the dominant rebel force in Aleppo. To admit Al-Nusra, now rebranded as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), was a dominant force in Aleppo would undermine US support for rebels there and increase the pressure on the US to cooperate with Russia in ridding the city of the terrorists that have besieged it since 2012. Warren reflected the opinion of Russia's military spokesman, Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi, who earlier in April said that 8,000 Al-Nusra militants were amassing around Aleppo and preparing to cut off the city's main road to Syria's capital, Damascus . . .
Mike Whitney, writing for CounterPunch, said the US has no way of separating 'moderates' from extremists, compounded by the fact that the Pentagon had no intention of complying with the ceasefire—unleashing its deadly assault against Syrian troops in Deir ez-Zor days later. Whitney stated that Washington will support JFS as long as it continues to act in ways that match Washington's strategic objectives, or as he quotes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as saying, "the United States doesn't have the will to work against al-Nusra or ISIS, because they believe that this is a card they can use for their own agenda" . . .
Moscow has been endlessly patient with Washington, which claims to be in control of the rebels, and has backed off, only to see the rebel groups rearm and reject the ceasefire. The so-called moderates had their opportunity, as did the Pentagon. Their sabotage means they are now bearing the consequences . . . Full story: sott.net
Watch: "Why Everything you hear about Aleppo is Wrong" Youtube.com by journalist Vanessa Beeley just returned from Aleppo. Her father was a British diplomat in Syria. The Western (once) Christian world is antichrist (Revelation 3:17-20).
Damascus has proof US talked to ISIS ahead of Airstrike on Syrian Forces
September 26, 2016 — Damascus has a recording of conversations between the American military and Islamic State terrorists ahead of the US-led coalition airstrike that hit Syrian troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the speaker of the People's Council of Syria said. "The Syrian Army intercepted the communications between the Americans and Daesh [Arabic pejorative for Islamic State/IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] ahead of the attack on Deir ez-Zor," Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said, as cited by Sputnik Arabic.
According to the People's Council speaker, the Syrian authorities have evidence that the US-led coalition's airstrike was a deliberate act. Abbas promised that details of the recording will be released by Damascus. Syrian troops encircled by Islamic State militants near the town of Deir ez-Zor were bombed by US-led coalition warplanes on September 17. Sixty-two soldiers were killed and over 100 injured in the airstrike, which was immediately followed by an offensive by jihadists on the positions of government forces . . . Full story: rt.com
'US on our side': Al-Nusra commander: US arming jihadists via 3rd countries
September 26, 2016 — "US weapons are being delivered to Jabhat Al-Nusra by governments that Washington supports . . . American instructors were in Syria to teach how to use the new equipment . . . we are not yet satisfied with this support," Jabhat al-Nusra unit commander Abu Al Ezz said in an interview with Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper journalist Jurgen Todenhofer on his seventh trip to war-torn Syria.
According to the commander, the militants should be receiving more "sophisticated weapons" from their backers to succeed against the Syrian government . . . TOW missiles . . . were given to us directly" . . . when Jabhat Al-Nusra was "besieged, we had officers from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel and America here . . . Experts in the use of satellites, rockets, reconnaissance and thermal security cameras" . . . Jabhat Al-Nusra has been paid for achieving specific military goals during the Syrian conflict. "We got 500 million Syrian pounds (around $2.3 million) from Saudi Arabia. To capture the Infantry School in Al Muslimiya years ago we received 1.5 million Kuwaiti dinars (around $500,000) and Saudi Arabia's $5 million" . . . "Israel is now giving us support because Israel is at war with Syria and with Hezbollah," Al Ezz said.
The West also "paved the way" for jihadists coming to Syria, saying that "we have many fighters from Germany, France, Britain, America, from all the Western countries. We do not recognize the ceasefire . . . We will carry out the next overwhelming attack against the regime in a few days. We have regrouped our forces in all provinces, including Homs, Aleppo, Idlib and Hama," Al Ezz said . . . The commander openly confirmed that Jabhat Al-Nusra "are part of Al Qaeda," the terrorist network responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Full story: rt.com US 'military aid' to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh: Pentagon uses illicit arms trafficking to channel enormous shipments of light weapons into Syria
How the US Armed-up Syrian Jihadists
September 29, 2016 — The West blames Russia for the bloody mess in Syria, but US Special Forces saw close up how the chaotic US policy of aiding Syrian jihadists enabled Al Qaeda and ISIS to rip Syria apart, explains ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke.
"No one on the ground believes in this mission or this effort," a former Green Beret writes of America's covert and clandestine programs to train and arm Syrian insurgents, "they know we are just training the next generation of jihadis . . . I don't want to be responsible for Nusra guys saying they were trained by Americans," the Green Beret added.
In a detailed report, "US Special Forces Sabotage White House Policy gone Disastrously Wrong with Covert Ops in Syria," Jack Murphy, himself a former Green Beret, recounts a former CIA officer having told him how the "the Syria covert action program is [Jew] [CIA Director John] Brennan's baby . . . Brennan was the one who breathed life into the Syrian Task Force . . . ." US Special Forces under one Presidential authority, arming Syrian anti-ISIS forces, whilst the CIA, obsessed with overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad, and operating under a separate Presidential authority, conducts a separate and parallel program to arm anti-Assad insurgents.
Murphy's report makes clear the CIA disdain for combating ISIS (though this altered somewhat with the beheading of [smiling] American journalist James Foley in August 2014): "With the CIA wanting little to do with anti-ISIS operations as they are focused on bringing down the Assad regime, the agency kicked the can over to 5th Special Forces Group. Basing themselves out of Jordan and Turkey"—operating under "military activities" authority, rather than under the CIA's coveted Title 50 covert action authority . . . Full story: consortiumnews.com
Fake News and False Flags
October 2, 2016 — How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500 million for top secret Iraq propaganda. Bell Pottinger's output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee. The agency's staff worked alongside high-ranking US military officers in their Baghdad Camp Victory headquarters as the insurgency raged outside.
Bell Pottinger's former chairman Lord Tim Bell confirmed to the Sunday Times, which worked with the Bureau on this story, that his firm had worked on a "covert" military operation "covered by various secrecy agreements." Bell Pottinger reported to the Pentagon, the CIA and the National Security Council on its work in Iraq, he said . . . In the first media interview any Bell Pottinger employee has given about the work for the US military in Iraq, video editor Martin Wells—who no longer works for the company—told the Bureau his time in Camp Victory was "shocking, eye-opening, life-changing." The firm's output was signed off by former General David Petraeus—then commander of the coalition forces in Iraq—and on occasion by the White House, Wells said . . . Full story: labs.thebureauinvestigates.com
Comment: Big Brother is watching the fish in the barrel; his bait is the lies of government propaganda, Jewish media and entertainment. Jews boast they invented an America in the image of their own fiction, one that has come to be accepted throughout the world as the true image of the United States. Yet this prosperous, materialistic national image believed by Americans and the world is a virtual reality apprehended through the sorcery of Hollywood's silver screen (Neal Gabler, An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood). "Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by authorities" (Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era).
Armageddon: will it come on Obama's or Clinton's Watch?
October 1, 2016 — Hedge funds are pulling money out of Deutsche Bank, arguably the "brokest" bank in Europe, setting the stage for a worthless euro. Europe's "brokenness" is further compounded by the burden of millions of refugees, and failing austerity and other economic endeavors. With the United States "leaning" on NATO allies to prop up Ukraine, and to reinvest in an arms build-up aimed at Russia, many European nations are now balking. All it will take is one more shortfall and the EU could splinter along nationalistic lines we've witnessed before.
Furthermore, when Chancellor Merkel's party MP came under fire for using a Nazi propaganda term in a speech, an undercurrent that exists here in Germany was uncovered, though few fully recognized. German Bundestag representative Bettina Kudla tweeted "The Umvolkung of Germany has already begun. There is a need for action!"—the duality of the German populace reappeared. For those unfamiliar, Umvolkung was used by Nazis to mean "ethnic transformation," and from my discussions in the villages surrounding our offices, ethnic and cultural upheaval is the loathsome subdued fear. I do not mention this lightly either, I assure you.
We've lived here in Germany's oldest city Trier for almost a decade, and there is a duality of appearances in the country. By duality I mean, there is the side Germans show Ausländers (foreigners), and the side they reveal to neighbours and trusted friends. My "conversations" have been informative; to say the least, and of late the tone toward Chancellor Merkel and the refugees has gone full dark. Not only are Germans scared and worried about the scope of Frau Merkel's refugee policies, even the most moderate among my constituents exhibit real animosity now. Where a kind of cool detachment is generally shown outwardly, beneath the calm a tempest is brewing. And the tempest is not a totally anti-Muslim trend, but anti-American is the way of the sentiment now. I leave the reader to conjure his or her own neo-fascist nightmare for now.
Vladimir Putin's scolding of the US coalition via YouTube, when Russian air forces hammered on video those ISIL (Daesh in Arabic) tanker trucks was a revelation many of us thought would bring an end to the Obama shell game of protecting ISIL and other anti-Assad elements. I originally termed Central Command's ludicrous air campaigning as "flying air cover for jihadists." How could I have known how right I was? Who among my countrymen would have ever guessed that "One nation under God," recited as children in school, might ever end up anything like "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth"? Today, the US is in an even more provocative and desperate war, one where invisible Special Forces and spook advisers assist anybody that will fight the real Syrian Army. US, Qatar, NATO, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE, and fundamentalists including the rebel FSA, Ahrar al-Sham, Al-Nusra—Al-Qaeda in Syria, and Turkmen are arrayed on one side: the Syrian army or Assad, the NDF, Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Shiite groups from Iraq sit on the other . . . Meanwhile, China's tacit policy of non-intervention support for Assad teeters on the pinpoint of US machinations in the South China Sea and elsewhere. Joint naval drills from Russia and China of late, would tend to draw the line the West least needs to see. Returning to Armageddon, I mean Syria . . .
30 miles from the Syrian Golan Heights, which Israel now occupies; Tel Megiddo is now a national park. As I type this article, the mightiest forces on our planet are arrayed, essentially surrounding this focal point from ancient and modern history. For those interested, Megiddo's 5,000-year-old "Great Temple" dated to the Early Bronze Age I (3500 - 3100BC), has been described as "among the largest structures of its time in the Near East" . . . point where the world's major religions converge, the so-called Levant (Syria-Palestine and the wide eastern Mediterranean) . . . history, tradition, religion, politics and geography all coincide very uncomfortably within international relations today. Obama withdrew from Afghanistan leaving the same mess America swore to fix. Iraq is a mess too. Libya and other Arab Spring overthrows destroyed any sense of stability in the greater region. And now American diplomats threaten to kill Russians . . . There is a nasty gash in civility and the polis, a wound opening along cultural, racial, religious nationalistic, economic, and geographic lines. The astute and truthful out there can see it, acknowledge it, and call attention to it, while those involved in tearing it further hide it.
In America God is out of sight, the Bible or any religious texts are being made into comic books. A kid cannot even put his hand over his heart and pledge allegiance any more. In Europe atheism and agnosticism have supplanted just about every strict belief. In the Western world, increasingly, being Muslim means being suspect or worse . . . And somebody is going to accuse me of being a Bible conspiracy theorist . . . The only puzzle left for me is whether or not Obama or Clinton will meet the wrath of God as president . . . Full story: sputniknews.com
Comment: Multiculturalism, a euphemism for miscegenation, is accursed of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and globalism (notably the Jews' UN criminal organization) is a rebuke to His command to separate the peoples: Armageddon in more than seven years away, so it cannot come on Obama's watch, while Clinton is ready for the old folks home now.
Chinese Physicists develop Quantum Radar that can detect Stealth Jets
October 4, 2016 — Chinese scientists have developed a small, powerful and secure radar system that relies on quantum physics to detect stealth targets located up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) away . . . the first "single-photon quantum radar system" . . . If true, this will come as bad news for the Pentagon which has heavily invested in stealth as the key game-changing technology in defence. The DOD's latest procurements include the costly Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth multirole fighter and the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) guided missile destroyer that also has stealth capabilities . . .
Full story: sputniknews.com
Jews Speak out against Israel
September 26, 2016 — The existence of the State of Israel is a clear impediment to world peace. Full story: youtu.be
Malachi 1:6 – 2:10
Speaking at a ministerial breakfast Billy Graham said, "Paul went into a city and preached the Gospel, and one man was converted. He went back a year later and he had thirty converts from that one. I went into a city and held a revival where we claimed thirty thousand converts in six weeks. The next year we couldn't find thirty of them. What's the matter? It's you lazy preachers, sit with your feet up on the desk, and don't go out and see the people."
Brother Branham said, Oh how he burned them up! Paul took that one deep enough into Christ until he was filled with the Holy Ghost and on fire; like the woman at the well he set the whole town ablaze. But when you just ask them to stand and accept Christ as Saviour, and then sit back down, they haven't went deep enough to know what to do. You must take them on into the baptism of the Spirit.
When he made his decision, Paul stood there with the Word of God and cut him into a son of God, then you couldn't keep him still. Paul led him to the Fountain, not just by shaking hands and putting their name on a book, not by making some kind of confession and promising you'll do better, but stay there until you are dead and your life is hid with God in Christ and sealed by the Holy Ghost. The Fire of God will burn in that heart till one will get another one, and another one, another another; another another one like that.
First you've got to know your position in Christ. You are heir to this. It's your personal property; it belongs to you. It's God's gift to you. Nobody can take it away from you; it's yours. "What you ask the Father in My Name, that I'll do." Who can deny anything there? "Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you say to this mountain, 'Be moved,' don't doubt in your heart but believe that what you've said shall come to pass, you can have whatever you said." What promises? Not limited just to healing but to "whatsoever" (Jesus Christ the Same, #61-0205E).
Expostulating with Israel in Malachi 1:1-6, the Lord proved His elective love, refuted their complaint that He has not loved them by comparing their condition with that of Edom. In today's study He rebukes the priests as Brother Branham remonstrated against the shallow ministry of Billy Graham and the denominational churches that impersonate the Light of a day gone by rather that introducing people to "the present Truth"—what Jesus is doing now" (II Peter 1:12).
Malachi's description of the Israelites brings to mind "whinging Poms"—adult British migrants who were charged only £10 sterling for the voyage to Australia—hence the name "£10 Poms"; children travelled free of charge. Britain being a Jewish colony since 1688, I guess they caught the whine of that self-appointed master race, and as Australia was not "like the old country" a quarter of the migrants chose to return, but as soon as they landed in the "old Dart" half of these "Boomerang Poms" could not get back to Australia quickly enough precisely because Australia is not "like the old country".
Turning from the Israelites to their priests who stood in a peculiar relation to God being obliged to honour Him in the eyes of the people (yet they had profaned His Name and made Israel to sin) God asks: "A son should honour his father: but if I am the Father of Israel and Ephraim is My son (Isaiah 63:16) I am your Master, where is your profession of love and reverential honour (Exodus 20:12; Luke 6:46), says the Lord of hosts to you O priests that despise My Name."
Instead of confessing their guilt the priests reply with the same capricious spirit of self-satisfied insensibility as induced their hypocritically self-righteousness question in Malachi 1:2: "How have You loved us?" And demand proofs of the charge—"How have we despised Your Name?"
"You offer polluted bread upon My altar." Sacrifices are often called in the Law, the bread or food of God (Leviticus 21:6, 8, 17, 21-22; Numbers 28:2) so this is better understood as blemished sacrifices such as blind or lame animals (Malachi 1:8, 13-14; Deuteronomy 15:21). Showbread which represents the twelve Tribes of Israel and was not offered upon the altar. "And you say, How have we polluted You?"
"You pollute Me in that you say, The table [or Altar of Incense (Ezekiel 41:22), not the Table of Showbread] of the Lord is made contemptible" by offering sacrifices expressly forbidden. Rather than offering acceptable sacrifices pleasing to the Lord they are offering blemished victims as a public ritual for personal gain—a cheap religion devoid of faith and unworthy of God. Nothing profanes the Name of God more than the misconduct of those whose business is to do honour to it. So the whole priesthood was corrupt because this conduct, while privy within their ranks was kept hidden from the people.
"When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer the lame and the sick, is that not evil? Bear in mind this blasphemy was taking place in the Temple at Jerusalem after the return from the captivity. The Prophet has been vehemently rebuking a characteristic mean practice of the priests, who were offering diseased and maimed animals in sacrifice. They were probably dishonest as well as mean, because the worshippers would bring sound beasts, and the priests, for their own profit, slipped in a worthless animal, and kept the valuable one for themselves. They had become so habituated to this economical religion that they saw no harm in it, and when they offered the lame and the sick and the blind for sacrifice they said to themselves, "It is not evil"—Talmudic subterfuge as enjoined by Baba Kamma 113a, note 34. So Malachi tries to stir their torpid consciences. "Present that diseased creature that you are not ashamed to lay on God's altar, to your [heathen] Persian governor; will he consider it a compliment or an insult? Will he accept your person, says the Lord of hosts?" Surely God deserves as much reverence as the deputy of Artaxerxes. Surely what is not good enough for a Persian satrap is not good enough for the Lord of Hosts.
Are we "presenting our bodies a living sacrifice holy and acceptable God as is our reasonable service." Jesus admonished, "Man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Are we, like those cunning priests laying a forbidden sacrifice on God's altar without scruple or hesitation?
Are we listening to a sermon without consulting the minister for understanding? Are we "proving all things to make our calling and election sure and holding fast that which is good?" Or are we content with a second-hand religion, and the outward appearance of worship, human fellowship and approbation, a fig leaf disguising the absence of intimate two-way communion with the Lord Jesus?
Everyone in a race runs, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. The greatest hindrance is lack of discipline over our ten mortal senses given us to contact the world which will shortly be destroyed by nuclear fire when our antichristian rulers and their Jewish masters have their way. We must bring our soul under submission to Christ, the Word in our heart, not "wink" at "the unity of the faith" but discipline and direct the five senses of our mortal spirit to bring the five senses of our corruptible flesh under obedience. Chronos time moves relentlessly onward, and kairos time is strictly finite, so run your race free of the obstacles of worldliness and the hindrance of worldly and religious spectators not in the race.
Release yourself from these stumbling stones and rocks of offence and take mastery over your vessel, remembering the foolish virgin are believing this same Message, many are distinguished from the wise because they are dilatory or slothful, distracted by the world and friends from their sinner days whose friendship when reciprocated will bring death. God's Word calls for a total separation from unbelief. Hebrews 10:37-38, "For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him." Brother Branham cautioned, "The mere association of kind-hearted people with the true believer might well bring death in return for their kindness."
Malachi 1:9-10 is irony: "Now then, entreat God's favour with your polluted offerings that He may be gracious to us. These contemptible offerings have been from your hand, as priests mediating between God and people. Do you imagine God will accept any because of your person asks the Lord of hosts?" Verse 10 continues the sarcasm: "Oh I wish there were one among you that would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on mine altar in vain!" [For a polluted offering God cannot accept, not even the meal offering that is naturally pure and unpolluted, because it offends rather than propitiates Him. The doors are those of the inner court of the temple, where the great altar stood; and the polluted victim is offered "in vain"]. I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand".
"For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same My Name shall be great among the Gentiles (Isaiah 45:6; Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27); and in every place incense [prayer] shall be offered to My Name, and a pure sacrifice (Psalms 51:17; Hebrews 13:10, 15-16; I Peter 2:5, 12), not diseased animals but revelation from Above (Matthew 16:18; John 4:21-24; I Timothy 2:8): for My Name shall be great among the heathen, says the Lord of hosts." Speaking of the time when "the Kingdom would be taken from the Israelites and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof" (Matthew 21:43).
Here was a prophecy of the universality of the New Testament dispensation wherein God's one provided place of Worship is in the Word for the hour (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7) not in the Temple at Jerusalem (Deuteronomy 12:13; 16:5-6).
"You [Israelite priests] have profaned the Name of the Lord, in that you say, The Table of the Lord [or Altar of Incense] is polluted; and the fruit thereof [the produce of the Altar whereon the priest subsisted], even its food, is contemptible. You said also, Behold, what weariness is this (Isaiah 43:22-24; Micah 6:3)! [Instead or regarding service at the Altar an honourable privilege, the priests regarded it as drudgery] and have despised [the Table of the Lord in public contempt], says the Lord of hosts; and you brought that which was stolen, and the lame, and the sick; thus you brought an meal offering: should I accept this of your hand [when the offering of blemished animals render it unacceptable], says the Lord? And cursed, cursed is the deceiver who redeems his vow with an inferior animal: for I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, and My Name is held in awe among the Gentiles".
The rebuke of the priests for profaning the Covenant is followed by a threatening of punishment that will ensue if they do not repent, enforced by God, the great King. Their charge was to separate sacred from profane and righteousness from unrighteousness.
Malachi 2:1-10, "And now, O priests, this sentence is for you. If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart to give glory to My Name, says the Lord of hosts, I will send the curse upon you; namely, that denounced in Deuteronomy 27:15-26 and 28:15-68 and I will curse your blessings: Indeed, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart." This came to pass a generation after the deicide of Jesus Messiah when General Titus besieged Jerusalem. The Israelites allowed the Edomites into the City, and were betrayed when Rome breached the walls (Genesis 3:15).
"Behold, I will rebuke your seed [on which the priests were dependent for their tithes of the increase of harvest, so if the seed was cursed they would themselves suffer (Joel 1:13; Haggai 2:17; Malachi 3:11). And the dung of your sacrificial victims [which was to be burned without the camp (Exodus 29:14, Leviticus 16:27) should be spread upon your faces, and you will be treated like dung and taken away to the same place (I Kings 14:10).
"Then shall you know that I have sent this sentence of punishment to you, that by your laying it to heart My Covenant might continue to be with Levi in his posterity, as it was in the beginning that you may not make it null and void says the Lord of hosts. [The promise of] My Covenant with him held [the reward] of life and peace; [Numbers 25:12-13: "Behold, I give him My Covenant of peace: and he shall have it, and his seed after him, the Covenant of a perpetual priesthood]; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel"]. And I gave them to inspire him with holy fear and reverence [the condition] and he reverenced My Name, [in contrast with the character of the impious succeeding priesthood]. The Law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with Me in peace. [Peace with God, man, and one's own conscience, is the result of "walking with God" and the fruit of obeying the Covenant]. His uprightness [and exemplary walk with God] turned many from iniquity." Not only Christians, but ministers must practice what they preach.
Levi's exposition of the Law was according to its true nature without perversion, self-seeking or partiality. Thus Levi walked in intimate, endearing communion with the Lord, in integrity of heart and life like Noah and Enoch, thus fulfilling the design of the priesthood, which was to expound and apply to every case the will of God as expressed in the Law and to be always ready to instruct the people. To this end the priesthood was appointed by the Lord.
"For the priest's lips shall keep knowledge, and they should seek the Law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts".
Every true Christian minister is an angel or messenger of God to negotiate the grand concerns of judgment and mercy. As the sacrifices and offerings under the Old Covenant, "the bread or food of God" (Leviticus 21:6) should be unblemished and perfect so the ministry of the Gospel must be by revelation, with the Token of the Life of Christ on display, not simply repetition of the "letter" of Jesus, Paul, or William Branham but by the mouth of two or three witnesses of God's Absolute and unchanging written Word, His Bible. As by a defective sacrifice at the Altar the priest and the offeror were themselves polluted through want of reverence for the holy God by a defective disposition of the priest, so the haphazard service of a dilatory, unconsecrated and unprepared minister will pollute the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the lives of congregants.
It is the duty of ministers to understand the "letter" by the "Spirit" who inspired it because God does not change His mind on His Word. Many say, "The Prophet said, the Prophet said," but what the Prophet said might send you to hell unless you know what the Prophet "meant"! Jesus said, "Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? And in Your Name cast out demons and in Your Name [spoken with other tongues] and done many wonderful works? Then will I profess, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:22-23)?
Some of the Message fell by the wayside; some fell on stony hearts, and some among thorns; but other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. God is looking for hundredfold Christians who do not receive a second hand religion from the pulpit without first repairing to their Bible in prayer to prove all things. Brethren should resort to their minister for instruction on the sense of his message. He is required to assign the reason for what he has said and is appointed to declare God's will, and to enforce obedience to it. "Whatsoever you shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven".
Now God reminds the Levites how very different they are to their pious fathers. By their example and false expositions of the Law they had misled many, plunging them into sin, guilt, and perdition.
Malachi 2:8-10, "But you have turned aside from the way of the Covenant; you have caused many to stumble in the Law; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi [so forfeiting its promises], says the Lord of hosts. So I have made you despised and abased before all the people, because as you have not kept My ways, but have shown partiality in your instruction having respect to persons rather than to truth in the interpretation and administration of the Law" (Leviticus 19:15).
"Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why are we faithless to our brothers and sisters, so violating the Covenant God made with our fathers [by which it was ordained we should be a people separated from the other peoples of the world' (Exodus 19:5; Leviticus 20:24, 26; Deuteronomy 7:3)]? Brother Branham taught God's Word calls for a total separation from unbelief; miscegenation and multiculturalism with the heathen and those of Cain's race would defeat this purpose of God, who was the common Father of the Israelites and Christians in a peculiar sense in which He was not Father of the heathen or those of Cain's race".
Brother Branham said he had always believed that before he died he would have a part to play in getting Israel back to the homeland, because the very hour that Israel was declared a nation on May 6, 1946 [by the UNSCOP Committee at Lake Success (UN docs. A/C.I/P.V.46-57 (May 6-13)] the Angel of the Lord met him at Green's Mill, Indiana and sent him with the Message of Malachi 4:5-6 that would restore the heart of God's children to the faith of their apostolic fathers and introduce the second Coming of Christ (Gabriel's Instructions to Daniel, p. 31:150-150; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 327:1). After God takes His children Home He will "reconfirm His New Covenant with His servant nation for one week—Daniel's Seventieth Week" (Isaiah 11:10-13; Daniel 9:27).
God commanded the prophet Hosea to marry a woman who would be unfaithful as He had married Israel who proved to be a spiritual harlot days after the marriage contract with God on Sinai (Exodus 32): commit yourself to her and have children by her as I am committed to Israel. This command came to Hosea in the days of Israel's King Jeroboam II who died in the fifteenth year of Uzziah's forty-one years' reign over Judah. His prophecy of Israel's downfall at that time was striking because the northern kingdom was flourishing although from this time forth all of Israel's kings worshipped false gods.
Hosea's wife Gomer's ['abandoned to sensuality'] first son, Jezreel, brings to mind the plain of Jezreel ['God sows'] where Jehu slew Jezebel and Ahab's Serpent's seed children at God's command. But on taking the throne he thought it politically expedient to retain the worship of the calves hence possession of the throne was promised only to the fourth generation. So Jehu's three successors were represented by Hosea's three children. God told Hosea, "I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause the kingdom of the house of Israel to cease. And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel" (Hosea 1:1-5).
Hosea 1:6 – 2:3, "Gomer conceived again, and bore a daughter. And God said, Call her name Loruhamah ['no mercy']: for I will have no more mercy on the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away. But I will show mercy on the house of Judah, and I will deliver them by the Lord their God, but I will not save them by military victory" (Zechariah 4:6).
"Now when she had weaned Loruhamah [as Israel was gradually cast off], she conceived, and bore a son. Then God said, call his name Loammi ['not My people']: for [Israel] are not My people and I will not be their God. Yet the number of the children of Israel [all Twelve Tribes] shall be as the sand of the sea (Genesis 22:17; 32:12), which cannot be measured nor numbered; [so the rejection does not annul the promise] and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was told them, You are not My people, it shall be told them, You are the sons of the living God. Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves One Head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel" (Isaiah 10:22; 11:10-13; 66:8).
Notice, the enlargement of the whole body of Twelve Tribes cannot take place until the return of those whose rejection has been announced. The promise to Israel's patriarchs was the pledge that a time of deliverance will come again when those who in verse 9 were called "not My people" are called in verse 10 "the sons of the living God" as distinct from the children of whoredom by adultery with dumb idols. When the prediction of verse 11 is accomplished, you will call one another, as brothers and sisters in the family of God, Ammi and Ruhamah in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Isaiah 66:8; Malachi 2:10).
It is clear from Scripture that the Twelve Tribes have not returned to the Land of the Covenant which has been stolen from them and the Arabs by non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews, doubtless in concert with Vatican City State to prevent possession by the children of Jacob. Not until 1993 were formal diplomatic relations established following adoption of the Fundamental Accord on December 30, 1993. This deals with the property rights and tax exemptions of the Roman Catholic Church within Israeli territory. A Vatican Nunciature in Israel and an Israeli embassy in Rome were established on January 19, 1994. From the Vatican's point of view, the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states is part of the Christian–Jewish reconciliation [for world government]; and from the Israeli point of view, the normalisation of diplomatic relations.
The division between Israel and Judah types the divide between blood Israelites under the Old Covenant and individuals of Adam's race under the New Covenant whether Semitic, Hamitic or Japhetic as Paul observed in Romans 9:22-26, "What if God, wanting to show His wrath and demonstrate His power, endured with great patience the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, so that He might make known the riches of His glory to the vessels of mercy, whom previously He prepared for glory, even us, whom He has called not only from among the Judeans, but also from among [Adamic] Gentiles? As He says in Hosea, I will call those who were not My people 'My people,' and her who was not beloved, 'My beloved.' And in the very place where it was said to them, you are not My people, there they will be called 'sons of the living God'."
Jeremiah 30:3 – 31:3, "The days are coming, says the Lord, that I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel and Judah: and I will bring them back to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. And these are the Words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah." [The basis of all further prosperity will be the restoration of both halves of the nation to the Land of the Covenant and sincere penitence].
"For thus says the Lord: We have heard a voice of trembling, of terror, and no peace. Ask now and see, can a man bear a child? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his loins as a woman in travail? And why has every face turned pale (Isaiah 66:8)? Alas! That day is great; there is none like it, it is the time of Jacob's trouble (Daniel 9:24-27; Hosea 1:11); yet he shall be saved out of it. For it will come to pass in that day, says the Lord of hosts, that I will break the yoke from off their neck, and I will burst their bonds; and strangers [(Heb.) 'zuwr,' physical Serpent's seed] shall no more serve themselves of them: but they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up for them" [the "One Head" of Hosea 1:11; 3:5; Ezekiel 34:23; 37:22-25; Acts 2:30; Ephesians 1:22 5:23-24].
"Therefore fear not, O Jacob My servant, says the Lord; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for I will bring you home from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; Jacob shall return and enjoy peace and security, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with you, says the Lord, to deliver you: for I will make a complete end of all nations among whom I have scattered you, but of you I will not make a full end: but I will discipline you in just measure, and will by no means leave you unpunished. For thus says the Lord, Your bruise is incurable, because your guilt is great and your sins are flagrant. There is none to plead your cause, no medicine for your wound; there is no healing for you. All your lovers [like the USA, Germany and NATO] have forgotten you; they do not seek you; for I have stricken you with the blow of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel foe, because your iniquity is great and your sins are numerous. Why do you cry over your injury? Your pain is incurable; because your guilt is great and your sins are flagrant I have done these things to you. However, all who devour you will be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; those who exploit you shall be exploited, and all who prey upon you I will make a prey. For I will restore health to you, and I will heal your wounds, says the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: 'It is Zion, for whom no one cares".
"Thus says the Lord: Observe, I will restore the fortunes of Jacob's tents, and have compassion on his dwellings; the city shall be rebuilt on its mound, and the palace shall be inhabited as in the time of David. Out of them shall come hymns of thanksgiving and voices of merrymakers: I will multiply them, and they will not be diminished; I will also glorify them and they shall not be small. Their children, too, shall be as they were of old, and their congregation shall be established before Me and I will punish all who oppress them. Their Glorious One shall be one of themselves come forth from their midst as their Leader (Acts 3:15; Hebrews 2:10); I will cause him to draw near as the great Priest through whom believers also have access to God (Hebrews 6:20; 10:19-22), and He shall approach Me [His priestly and kingly characters are combined (Psalms 110:4; Zechariah 6:13)]: for who else but Messiah alone has pledged his soul as the surety (Hebrews 7:1-28; 9:11-15) to gain access not only for Himself, but for us to approach unto God, asks the Lord? [The answer is "no one"]. Then [through the regeneration under the New Covenant (Jeremiah 30:21; 31:1, 31-34; 32:37-38; Ezekiel 11:20; 36:26-28) you will be My people, and I will be your God. Observe the tempest of the Lord. Wrath has gone forth, a sweeping tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked. The fierce indignation of the Lord will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intents of His heart: in the latter days you will understand this" [23:20 by revelation of the Seven Trumpet Mysteries bringing understanding of Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to Israel and the birth of 144,000 Israelites in one day].
"At the same time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be My people (Romans 11:26). Thus says the Lord, In the wilderness [I led Israel in the Pillar of Cloud and Fire in token of My Presence, which went before Israel to search a resting-place (Numbers 10:33; Isaiah 63:14) for the people; a temporary rest at each halt in the wilderness, and a permanent rest in Canaan (Exodus 33:14; Deuteronomy 3:20; Joshua 21:44; Hebrews 3:11).
A wilderness is naturally or spiritually a desolate solitary place. To one it may be a crowded room, a city of millions, or a church wherein neither the pastor nor the congregation is born-again. The Judeans regarded Babylon whence they escaped the sword a wilderness because they could not celebrate their annual festivals. When Titus invaded Jerusalem the primitive Church fled into the spiritual wilderness of Pella in Jordan where they found grace (Matthew 24:15-22; Revelation 12:6). After the Mount of Olives cleaves in two, demolishing the Dome of the Rock, the Israelites will flee from their sanctuary in the Middle East and North Africa to Israel's spiritual wilderness where two prophets will feed their souls for the first three and a half years of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Zechariah 4:12-14; Matthew 24:31; Revelation 11:3-12; Revelation 12:14).
John, who represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation, was caught up in the spirit into a spiritual wilderness where he was shown the final incarnation of the Roman Empire as the barren Judaeo-Roman Catholic church ruling Lucifer's totalitarian world government (Revelation 17:3). Christ's end-time Bride is "in the wilderness" unrecognized by the world church system and unknown to the world. Soon the beast that you saw full of blasphemous names [Lutheran, Anglican, Baptist, Pentecostal, and so forth], having seven heads and ten horns, will ascend out of the bottomless pit and rule the world.
In Isaiah 66:1 the Lord asks the rhetorical question, "Where is the Place of My rest?" to which He replies, "[After three and a half thousand years] the sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that are corrupters, having forsaken the Lord and provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, have gone away backward" (Isaiah 1:4). The elect Gentiles have found and entered the Place of God's rest (Romans 11:7; Hebrews 4:10-11). That Place is the Word for the hour (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). "Jesus Christ, the root of Jesse, will be the rallying point and banner of deliverance: when the fullness of elect Gentiles has come in He will stretch forth His hand a second time to recover the remnant of elect Israelites: and [the Place] of His rest shall be glorious" (Isaiah 11:10-12; Romans 11:25). So "thus saith the Lord, the people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness, even Israel, when Israel sought rest for himself. For long ago the Lord appeared to Israel, saying, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore I have drawn you to Me with loving kindness" (Jeremiah 31:2-3). nl942.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.