Your last questionnaire was interestingly worded, "Have you caught the true revelation of the Oneness of the Godhead and have you since been rebaptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in obedience to our Lord's command".
I missed, of course I have been baptized, in the light of Scripture such as Matthew 28:18, though not re-baptized. I don't have any problem with the oneness of the Godhead, "there is one God", I agree, though perhaps in not quite the same way as you would.
So Yes and No..No I have not been rebaptized.
ANSWER: The LIGHT (or revelation) of Scripture such as Matthew 28:19 is that the "** NAME **" (singular) to which Jesus referred is "Lord Jesus Christ," and unless you have been baptized in that Name, you have NOT been baptized in the NAME (singular) of the Father, AND of the Son AND of the Holy Ghost.
If we turn to Isaiah 9:6, we find Jesus' NAME (singular) "shall be CALLED Wonderful, Counsellor (Parakleetos or Holy Spirit), The mighty God (or the everlasting Father,) The Prince of Peace (or Son.) He is God IN His elect since Pentecost, He was God ABOVE His elect in the days of Israel, and He was God WITH HIs elect in the days of His flesh. His compound redemptive Name is none of these three Titles or even a combination of them It is Lord Jesus Christ.
For there is none other "**NAME**" (singular) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" Acts 4:12. "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed do all in the "**NAME**" of the Lord Jesus Christ..." It is not water or a formula which saves us, "but the answer of a good conscience toward God" or Light on the Scripture, which is faith.
Jesus said He would build His church on the rock of revelation of the Word, (Light or faith) against which the gates of hell shall not prevail. Jesus acknowledged Peter's Light on WHO HE WAS, declaring this was the ONLY key which would unlock the kingdom of heaven (or new birth.)
In the presence of Matthew, Peter turned that key on the day of Pentecost, declaring in Acts 2, "whosoever shall call upon the "**NAME**" of the Lord Jesus Christ before the great and dreadful day of the Lord shall be saved." He then proceeded to identify through the Psalms and prophets who the Lord Jesus Christ is and commanded "Repent and be baptized EVERY one of you, who soever the Lord our God shall ever call in the "**NAME**" (singular) of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the new birth..."
In Acts 5 Peter turned the Key of Light on Matthew 28:19 for the Samaritans commanding them to be baptized in the "**NAME**" of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then again Peter turned the Key of Light for the gentiles in Acts 10 and in obedience to our Lord's command instructed them to be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In Acts 19, Paul found certain baptized Believers who were not born again. Once they received Paul's faith they were converted and RE-BAPTIZED in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul taught that if an angel from heaven or any man taught another baptism he was accursed of God (and the Good News is Acts 2,) because he did not have the faith (Gal. 1:8-9; Rom. 8:6-8; II Cor. 4:3.) Jesus said the same thing in Mark 16:16.
We need to remember there is only ONE Lord, ONE faith and ONE water baptism (Ephesians 4:5.) Lukes record of our Lord's words in the "last commission" state, "And that repentence and remission of sins should be preached in His "**NAME**" among all nations, beginning in Jerusalem" (Luke 24:47.)
Search the Acts of the Holy Spirit IN the Apostles and you'll discover they always baptized in the "**NAME**" of the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact there is no historical record of baptism other than in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ until the time the Roman Catholic church was organized at the First Nicea Council of 325. Page 59 of the New Catholic Encyclopaedia under "B" for baptism agrees with what I have told you and indeed agrees with history that it was not until about AD 1100, and at the point of a sword that their form of baptism and sprinkling or pouring in Titles became accepted.
Now dear Brother, if the Lord reveals these things to you you WILL see the true Oneness of the Godhead precisely as I see It - there is but ONE faith, and you'll be re-baptized in His Name. The water's ready, waiting on you. Praise the Lord!
Dear Bro., Should Christians observe a seventh day Sabbath, or worship on Sunday?
Neither! The word Sabbath means "rest" and is not a "day" but a "place" (Isa. 28:8-13; Matt. 11:25-30; He. 4:1-11).
Under Moses' Law Israel received a natural rest in a natural land where the whole Nation could observe the seventh day as a memorial. Jews outside the Promised Land can not obey the Law and are outside the Covenant and will of God.
Since Calvary and Pentecost magnified the Law, the Sabbath is 24-hours a day seven days a week, a Spiritual rest in a Spiritual Place, the mystic Body of Christ. Sunday is NOT a sabbath and there is no commandment to treat it as such. Christians usually meet for worship on Sunday in honour of the Resurrection which is the eighth day or first day and speaks of Eternity. 0001
Dear Bro., Ministers and friends tell me all three persons of the Godhead were present at the baptism of Jesus. Please explain this to me.
We must recognize the Bible is the story of God changing His Form from Elohim, the Eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts, through the spoken Word, to manifestation in the flesh of His Family - the many membered Body of Christ.
God's thoughts are Eternal, they are real. The Word is those thoughts expressed in a form we can by faith accept. That is how we receive the Holy Spirit and a life lived by the Word is the Word expressed in your flesh and my flesh.
Jesus is the beginning of God creating Himself in human form, the first God-man. Christians or N.T. saints are the continuation of the same creation (ICo. 6:17; Eph. 1:21-23).
Once God dwelt alone between the cherubim, in the Tabernacle and Temple, then in Jesus His firstborn, since Pentecost He dwells in all the saints, every Christian.
When Moses dedicated the Tabernacle the Glory of God was seen to enter in the form of a Pillar of Fire. The unchanging God exhibited the same sign when He took residence in Solomon's Temple (Ex. 40:33-38; IKi. 8:10-11).
John the Baptist was the Elijah of Malachi 3 who introduced the first Coming. God told him He would identify Messiah by the same sign.
Preaching repentance, preparing Israel to receive the True Lamb, John knew Messiah was in their midst and was watching for the promised sign. When the Pillar of Fire descended upon Jesus as a dove, John knew the Angel of the Covenant had entered His Temple as Elohim confirmed, "This is My beloved son in Whom I am pleased to dwell in" (Mal. 3:1; Jn. 1:25-37; Rev. 3:14).
The dove was a sign to John who alone saw the Shekinah and heard the Voice. Matthew 3:16-17 does not speak of three persons but the One Person of God revealing Himself the same yesterday, today, and forever as He took residence in the Temple of Jesus Who at that time became the Christ (Mal.3:1,6; ITim.3:16; IJn. 1; Col.2:9).
On the Day of Pentecost Peter, Matthew, Mary and 120 souls were born-again, "and there appeared divided tongues like as of Fire, and sat upon each one of them" when God entered His Church He gave the same sign and If the Spirit of God dwell in you, you too are the Temple of God (Ac. 2:1-3; ICo. 3:16). 0002
Dear Bro., Is glossalalia or speaking with other tongues the evidence of the baptism with the Holy Ghost?
Not according to the Bible! Remember, the Holy Spirit falls upon ALL flesh, the just AND the unjust, believers, make believers and unbelievers. Today multitudes of tongues speakers and sign-workers refuse the Holy Spirit or Word like Balaam, Caiphas, Judas, and the ten spies so it is possible to be baptized with the genuine Holy Spirit and lost.
Satan can impersonate all nine gifts of the Spirit and the five-fold ministry but he can NOT impersonate the True evidence of the New Birth which according to Jesus is faith or the righteousness of a life lived by a clear understanding of the Word for your dispensation (Jn. 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-16; IJn. 1:7; 4:1-6).
The True baptism with the Holy Ghost is the New Birth, the evidence is not "speaking" but "hearing" what the Spirit is saying to the True and nominal churches and manifesting what Scripture prophesied of the saints in the present hour. Not impersonate the Word already fulfilled in the dispensations of Luther, Wesley, or the Pentecostals.
On the Day of Pentecost Peter spoke in Galilean yet everyone "heard" in his own tongue as did believers of five tongues in the house of Cornelius (Ac. 2;10&11).
The foolish virgin may have spoken with other tongues but they did not receive the Holy Spirit so search the Scriptures and find what God prophet cied for this day and ensure you are the fulfillment of that word. 0003
Dear Brother, Is the Church built upon Saint Peter or Jesus of Nazareth?
Some say Peter, which means "hollow pebble", others that it is built upon Jesus the Rock.
Jesus said to Peter, "FLESH AND BLOOD, Bible schools, books, man has not revealed Who I Am but My Father in heaven has revealed It and on this rock of Spiritual Revelation of the Word (or Faith), I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against Spiritual Revelation of the Word".
Was Peter FLESH AND BLOOD? Was Jesus? Both were flesh and blood and Jesus said God did NOT build His Church on flesh and blood but FAITH or spiritual revelation of the Word (Matt.16:13-20;I Cor.3:10-13.)
Prophet Paul laid this foundation of Faith by unfolding and placing the anointed Word without which it is impossible to please God. Obedience is better than sacrifice - Jesus always did what pleased the Father - the mind of Christ in you is Spiritual understanding of His Word, the Holy Spirit.
If you are one of the last stones in the Building you too will certainly be restored to THE one and only unchanging Faith delivered unto the apostolic fathers for the manifestation of the sons of God at the resurrection (Jude 3; Mal.4:5-6; Matt.17:11; Ac.3:20-21). 0004
Dear Brother, How can I live above sin?
Get into Christ. He has already overcome Satan, sin, and the world, if we are in Him we can live above sin.
Christ is the Anointed Word. We receive Christ by faith or Spiritual understanding of the Word of God. To receive Him is to receive the Spirit which is to be born again. The New Birth is a clear understanding of the Word for your day.
Sin is unbelief in the revealed Word of God. Smoking, lying, drinking, adultery, stealing, murder, etc., are NOT sin but the fruit of unbelief. People do those things because they are sinners.
A life lived by the Word is the Word expressed and that puts you above sin.
It is impossible for those who were once enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly Gift and made partakers of Christ to fall away because they are sealed to the first resurrection.
"Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin or disbelieve the revealed Word for the Revelation remains in him and he cannot unbelieve because he is born of God".
Either you are a sinner OR a saint (Mt.24:24; Eph.4:30; He. 6:1-8; IJn. 3:9-12; 5:17-20). 0005
Bro., Does it matter how I am baptized?
Absolutely! Jesus told His disciples to preach repentance and remission of sin in His NAME - Lord Jesus Christ (Lk. 24:47; Mt. 28:19).
Peter said, "Repent and be baptized EVERY one of you, whosoever the Lord shall call, in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin and you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit for there is no other Name under heaven given among men whereby you must be saved " (Ac.2:38- 39; 4:12).
Paul said if an angel from heaven or any person, priest or pastor, baptize differently he is anathema and commanded believers baptized any other way to be re-baptized in the NAME of the Lord Jesus Christ, God is no respector of persons (Ac. 19).
Jesus said, He who BELIEVES and is baptized Scripturally shall be saved; he that believes not is anathema because his sins were retained (Mk. 16:16).
Ask God for a Revelation Who He is. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are three Titles or dispensations of One God above us, with us and now in us, NOT three people, and the NAME of those Titles is LORD JESUS CHRIST.
There is only ONE Lord, ONE Faith, and One water baptism for the remission of past sin. 0006
Bro., How do I receive the Holy Spirit?
By Faith! Faith is Spiritual understanding of the Word and comes by hearing then proving what was preached is consistant from Genesis to Revelation.
Find a pastor believes the WHOLE Word, understands and preaches without compromise the promises for this hour and you'll receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost sitting in the pew (Ga.3:2).
Jesus said, He that receives whomsoever I send receives the Word; and he that receives the Word receives the Spirit for the Word is the Spirit in another Form.
No man has seen God at any time so we can only ever know Him as we receive and by Faith understand the Word. The Word of God comes only to a prophet, the pastor, apostle, teacher, evangelist and laymen receive It second hand so we must receive God's vindicated prophets (IIPe. 1:21; Mt. 10:41).
We are to walk in the Light or Revelation of the Word AS He is in It so to receive the Holy Spirit is to receive and become written epistles of the "present Truth".
If we apply Scripture to past history we see, like Eve, the church fell, discover who were the seven angels or major apostles and the Light God shone in their dispensations. He promised to restore so we must find the prophet-apostle promised to this last age whose Message will be a restoration to THE Faith of the first prophet-apostle, Saint Paul, which is the new birth or Holy Spirit today.
Don't be like Israel who knew Messiah was promised but received their theologians in stead of God's prophet with the Word. God said history would repeat and promised apostasy, not revival in the churches! Look unto Jesus Who always makes a way of escape - without the camp (Mt. 24:9-14; IIThes. 2:1-12; Rev. 3:14-22; 10:1-7; 18:1-4; Am. 3:7; Mal. 4:5-6; Ac. 3:21). 0007
Dear Bro., Should my baby be baptized and are babies which die without baptism lost?
According to Jesus and Saint Peter, Christians do not baptize babies and infants. Carefully read Mk. 16:16, Ac. 2:38-39 and IPe. 3:21.
Peter said water baptism is the answer of a good conscience toward God or faith, Who Jesus is, how through repentance and faith the benefits of Calvary can be applied to our life.
Babies and infants cannot have faith, have no sin of their own and cannot repent for the sin of Eve or the iniquity of Adam.
Jesus dedicated little ones to God admonishing their parents to raise them in His knowledge and love (Mt. 19:13-15; Prov. 22:6).
The Atonement covers all of Adam's race up to the age of accountability, thereafter we are responsible to God and our fellows to repent of our mistakes and sins receiving Grace and the free Gift of Eternal Life through justification, sanctification, and the new birth.
Jesus died for the sins of the world, those of Adam's fallen race whose name was on the Book of Life from the foundation of the world and die before the age of accountability were born "saved" and will be granted into Eternal Life at the White Throne Judgement. (Mt. 18:10; Jn.1:29; IJn. 2:2; Col. 1:20). 0008
Dear Bro., I have been attending a church which is legalist forbidding sisters to preach, cut their hair or wear shorts and slacks but I believe there is neither male nor female, we are all one in Jesus.
Sister, God Bless your Pastor for his righteous stand!
Woman has no business in the pulpit, and is forbidden to preach, lead songservice or hold office which would place her in authority over man. This has been since the Fall, ITim.2.
God made woman the weaker vessel placing her on free moral agency so she could be the glory of her husband or his shame.
Christ placed the church on the same trust. The True Church, reflecting His glorious attributes will rule and reign by His side through Eternity. The false church called a whore and will be stoned and cast into the lake of fire with her harlot daughters.
Woman is not an original creation from the hand of God but a byproduct from man made so she can deceive and be deceived. Likewise the Church is a byproduct taken from the original Word, Christ.
Adam was not deceived but the woman; Christ was not deceived but the church. Woman caused every sickness, every death, every war, every bitter word and "the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of ALL that were slain upon earth was found in the false church" (Rev. 18:24).
God placed woman under a separate covenant, she is not to usurp the authority of men and to obey her husband in every thing. Sisters, you serve God as you obey your husband. Out of the kitchen and children you have no authority. Though many consider modern marriage a 50-50 affair the Bible says it is 100-0. In the same way Christ rules the Church which is to live by every Word, with no thoughts of her own but the Mind of Christ is in her, not even a flirt with the world.
It is abomination in the sight of God for a woman to wear clothes pertaining to man, it is immodest and she is challenging man's authority.
Uncut hair is the Nazarite sign of the Christian woman signifying she is separated from the world and under the headship of her own husband.
In olden times an adulteress was shaved. Today, if a woman cuts her hair it is the same as if she were shaved, a shameful sign she has rejected the authority of her husband (or father) and therefore God. She can be put her away in divorcement because she has dishonoured him and is not fit to pray (ICo.11).
Like Jesus and the Father, the saints are all One in the Word. Whether we be Jew or Greek, bond or free, male or female we are in agreement and have equal Eternal Life yet the man and woman remain under separate covenants (Jn. 17; Ga. 3:28; ICo. 6:17). 0010
Dear Bro., Why don't Christians keep the Ten Commandments?
Christians are obligated to keep the Ten Commandments. Jesus did not destroy but established and magnified the Law and the Prophets and all must be fulfilled..."Whosoever shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven".
Moses said, "Thou shalt not kill". Under the N.T. whosoever is angry with his brother without cause is in danger of the judgement.
Moses said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery". Under the N.T. whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. You women who wear shorts and slacks, swimsuits and immodest dress are guilty of adultery because you have presented your bodies a stumbling block.
Moses said, "Honour the seventh day and do no manner of work therein". By the new birth the Christian has entered his rest and ceased from all his carnal works. Our Sabbath is 24-hours a day seven days a week (Mt. 5; Ac.24:14; Ro. 3:31).
Yes Sir! Christians obey the Commandments, read I Jn. 2&5. 0009
We are told to beware of false prophets in the last days. Please comment.
The "last days" commence when the Lamb opens the seven seals and reveals them through His Prophet. Before there can be any false prophets the genuine prophet promised in the Bible must come and be vindicated of God. His commission is to restore the original and only Faith and finish the mystery of God which has been sealed since the time of Daniel (Dan. 12:4,9; Mal. 4:5-6; Mt. 17:11; Ac. 3:21; Rev. 10:1-7).
Concerning false prophets the Bible says, "As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so will these false prophets also resist the Truth: men of corrupt minds, hardened in unbelief concerning THE faith once delivered unto the saints".
These follow AFTER and impersonate God's true servant even as Jannes and Jambres came after Moses. I suggest you forget the false prophets and pray God will lead you to the Word of His True prophet revealing the mystery of the symbols written in the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said in such a time as we live, the Son of Man would be revealed and the generation which saw Israel re-established would not pass away till all these things be fulfilled. It is later than we think (Lk.17:30; Mt.24:32- 34). 0011
Dear Bro., Is it wrong for women to work?
The Bible says women are to be keepers AT home, man is to provide for the home. Caring for the family is a great responsibility and motherhood the backbone of every nation.
Because recent generations of women ingrowing numbers have abbrogated their sacred charge there will be NO future generation and ours is the last and most are atomic fodder.
No wonder we have world-wide unemployment, women occupy the colleges and universities then compete with men in the marketplace and wonder why most national economies are now geared to two income families.
This role reversal is a perversion of God's Word, too often causing incontinence, juvenile crime, broken marriages and psychological disorders as women compete as equals or more than equals in the male domain.
There can be times when the woman has to work - perhaps her husband is ill or deceased. Always check your motive AND your objective and remember girls, there are women's vocations. 0012
Dear Bro., Why did Saint Peter baptize in the Name of Jesus Christ when Jesus said in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost?
Because Peter had the Holy Spirit Who revealed that the Name (singular) of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost IS Lord Jesus Christ. If you are not baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ then you are not baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Jesus came in His Father's Name which is Lord Jesus Christ (Jn. 5:43).
As a baby He was named Jesus, at His baptism God took His abode in the Temple of that mortal body and He became the Christ or Anointed One (Mal. 3:1; Mt. 3:16). When He overcame in the Garden of Gethsemane He became LORD Jesus Christ (Ac. 2:36-37; I Tim. 3:16).
In John 14 Jesus said, "I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter..I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. When you are born again you shall know that I am in My Father, and ye in Me and I in you...we will come unto you and make Our abode with you...the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost , Whom the Father will send in My NAME shall teach you all things". The Name of the Holy Ghost is Lord Jesus Christ.
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not three persons else we have three gods. They are three Offices of the One Person - God above us, God with us, and now God in us. Father and Son are Titles, Holy Ghost is WHAT God is (Jn 4:22-24; Nu.23:19). Once He dwelt in one Man, He now dwells in a many-membered Body and His Name, Lord Jesus Christ is the Name of His Wife the True Church also, for by the Spiritual marriage union they are One. 0013
Dear Bro., Why is it so hard to live the Christian life?
Because we allow so many worldly things to occupy our thoughts. Affections for our husband or wife, our children, friends, our job, the car, etc., memories, conscience, imaginations, reasonings and then there are contentions in the flesh.
We face the same temptations Satan offered Jesus - lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, and pride of life - women, money, and popularity. We overcome by the Word of God and prayer.
If we are mature we will be aware of our weaknesses and keep them covered at all times for that is Satan's target. Often we can overcome by doing the opposite , always shun the very appearance of evil.
Remember it is only our soul which is regenerated. The nature of the world is still in our spirit and body because they are the world and desire the things of the world.
The second birth makes us Spirit babes and we must learn to bring our spirit under control of our soul as by Faith we grow into the full Stature of Christ bringing the body under submission to that sanctified mortal spirit.
The greatest Anointing ever given anyone was to Jesus Christ. We have the Spirit by measure. The Anointing is not emotions; the Anointing is Supreme Power in control. So we to grow-up into the Life of Christ as we lay aside our will, reasoning, memories, affections, and fleshly senses, maturing in grace and Spiritual knowledge of the Word which is Faith.
So long as we have mortal spirits and corruptible bodies we will have problems yet if we are born of God we cannot sin. Quickly we will repent of our mistakes, put them under the Blood, make restitution where possible and forgetting those things which are past, press toward the mark of our high calling in Christ (Ga. 6:1-10; Ro. 8:1-11).
Don't be discouraged, saint of God, we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who strengthens us by Spiritual understanding of His Bible quickening our mortal flesh to the Word.
Keep seeking more Spiritual understanding, faith is our victory. No True believer is any stronger and spiritually alive than his knowledge of and adherence to the pure Word of God.
Jesus has already overcome Satan, and the world; if we are truly born into His Body we too are overcomers. 0014
Dear Bro., Aren't bishop and pastor the same office?
No! Scripture says the bishop is a layman appointed by men. He must be an experienced Christian with the ability to teach doctrine and revelation he has been taught by his pastor.
A bishop is subject to his pastor and his authority does not extend beyond his own local assembly. A bishop must be a married man with children be cause his duties are overseeing the people.
(Though polygamy was permissible for men in O.T. times the new birth enables us to subject our passions so he will be an example to the flock, not a polygamist and blameless.)
The pastor, prophet, apostle, evangelist, and teacher are ordained and set in the church by God not man. They need not be married. Their responsibilities are to feed the people Spiritual food in due season. 0015
Dear Bro., My boyfriend is not a Christian, he comes to church but has no interest or understanding of the Word.
The Bible tells us not to be unevenly yoked with unbelievers. You have no business in this relationship, your soul is warring with the affairs of this world, your own flesh and spirit. Unless you quickly take them under your control,they will take control of you causing much unhappiness (IITim. 2:19-26).
Your attraction to this young man is not Spiritual but carnal and you cannot share Spiritual communion with a sinner for the natural man receiveth not the things of God for they are foolishness unto him because they are Spiritually discerned (ICo. 2:11-16).
It will not be easy but you must apply the Word in Spiritual discernment of yourself, separating your emotions and reasoning from your flesh and soul, letting the Spirit rule by the Word (He. 4:12).
Be occupied with the things of God or perhaps transfer your work to another city, travel overseas, or pursue further education. God will make a way, either your friend will receive the Revelation or you will each find new partners with whom you can agree (Amos 3:3.) Keep speaking to God in prayer (ICo.10:12-15). 0016
Dear Bro., Should Christians tithe their income or was this only an O.T. Law?
Christians are duty bound to tithe a minimum 10% of their profit or increase to their pastor who feeds them Spiritual food in due season. This is not their money but God's and is not to be given to some widow woman or charitable cause.
Our first obligation is to pay our tithes, then provide for our family responsibilities, any lingering debts, and what remains is ours to spend.
The tithe is not church property, it is your pastor's to live on and spend as he pleases, if insufficient for his needs he will have to work. He will in turn tithe to ministers who feed him (ICo. 9:1-14; 16:1-2; ITim. 5:17-18). Abram paid tithes under God's Covenant of grace, then God commanded Moses and the Israelites to pay tithes under the Law, and we who are the beneficiaries of God's promise to Abraham are also bound to pay tithes.
Church expenses are met from the free-will offerings of the saints, not out of the Pastor's pocket. It is your assembly and he is your servant, not your benefactor. He should be reimbursed by the church for his telephone, travelling, postage and other expenses incurred in the "business" of the assembly. Malachi 3:8-12 is not speaking of O.T. times but of the time following the end of the gentile dispensation. If we fail to pay tithes and offerings we are robbing God and robbing ourselves of blessing and are not in the rapture. 0017
Dear Bro., Is ecumenism God's will? If Jesus prayed we might be one, why is it some churches are slow to unite?
Amos 3:3 says, "Two cannot walk together unless they are in agreement on the Word".
John 16:13 says, "When the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into ALL Truth" and Paul said, "IF we all have the same Spirit we will all speak the same thing for there is only ONE faith..." (ICo. 1:10; Eph. 4:5).
Evidently all "christians" do not have the same Holy Spirit and 2,000 years from Pentecost we find greater doctrinal division that at any time in history which spells confusion, not Christ and Babylon, not His Bride.
Jesus prayed NOT for the multiplicity of sects which are nothing but the world with God's Name on it which is why He said, "I pray NOT for the world but for them which You have given Me because they are NOT of the world. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word ( and that is us), that they all may be One as You Father art in Me, and I in You, that they also may be One in us" (Jn. 17).
Jesus and the Father were One in the Word and the Christian is to have the same relationship such that we can say with Jesus,"I and my Father are One", the fulfillment of God's Eternal purpose and Christ's prayer (Jn. 5:19; ICo. 6:17).
Not one by a carnal man-made union of churches but One in the Word, Faith (Eph. 4:5).
Ecumenism will end up forming an image unto the beast and with all diabolical cunning of political, religious, and demon power seek to destroy God's little flock, the Elected, but He will translate them and their rage will fall upon the foolish virgin, 144,000 Jews and other groups of the saved. 0018
Dear Bro., Is Communism the antichrist?
Communism is an ungodly antichrist system yet is a move of God to destroy the false church which has gone into idolatry just as He raised Nebuchadnezzsar as His servant to destroy the chosen people when Israel turned to idolatry.
The Bible says "the" antichrist is the church which becomes apostate, having a form of godliness but denying the faith, so close to the real it would almost deceive the elected if that were possible. Why less than 1% of Soviets are communist and the Chinese are heathen...communism would not deceive a child (IIThes. 2:1-12; IITim. 3&4; Mt. 24:24).
Mystery Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations is religious, a woman, a church with daughters just like mamma - there's your antichrist. They will unite, ostensibly to stop communism, and in so doing control the world till the little flock will be forced to stop preaching or join the ecumenical move and be marked by her creeds.
Remember, when they say, "Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them like a thief but the saints are not in darkness that that day should overtake us as a thief". (I Thes. 5).
As Jesus warned the saints to flee Jerusalem before Titus destroyed it, He has forewarned the saints in this day to escape Babylon before the great and dreadful day of the Lord (Mt. 24:15-21; Am. 3:6-8; Rev. 3:20; 18:1-4; Mal. 4:5-6; Rev. 10:1-7).
Who killed the O.T. saints and prophets? The church! (Mt. 23:29-37). Who killed Jesus? The church! Who, killed the N.T. saints and prophets and who will kill through the tribulation? The church! (Rev. 18:24). 0019
Dear Bro., I read we should expect a prophet to the church before the rapture, doesn't the Bible say John the Baptist was the last prophet?
There have been many prophets since John. There was Jesus (Deu. 18:15,18; Lk. 17:19); Saint Paul (Ac. 13:1; Eph.3:5); Agabus (Ac. 11:27; 21:10); Judas and Silas (Ac. 15:32),Peter, John, and hundreds of others.
The church began three years after the death of John the Baptist and thirty years after that Paul wrote "God hath set a five-fold ministry in the church including prophets, till we all come in the unity of the faith unto maturity for the manifestation of the sons of God at the first resurrection (ICo. 12:27-29; Eph. 4:11-15).
After the translation of the church another two prophets with the offices of Moses and Elijah will witness to Israel.
Jesus said a prophet with the office or Anointing of Elijah would visit the Gentiles and introduce His second appearing. Peter and John said the same thing (Mt. 17:11; Mal. 4:5-6; Ac. 3:19-21; Rev. 1:1;10:1-7; 22:8-11). If you imagine you will be in the rapture without receiving the ministry of this Prophet you are mistaken. The Word comes only to the Prophet. 0020
Dear Bro., Why are Christians forbidden to eat blood?
As electricity flows through copper wires the life of our mortal spirit is conducted through the blood furnishing energy and nourishment, cleansing and healing to all parts of the body so "the life is in the blood".
Pagans drink the blood and eat certain organs of various animals and enemies their expecting strength, sight, fertility, wisdom or other attribute will be given to them.
Originally man ate only nuts, fruits, herbs and vegetables which possess none of these characteristics. Since the Flood God gave him the flesh of animals, birds, and fishes for food not the life of the flesh.
Eating carabao or lion does not give us strength or ferocity anymore than coconuts make us tall and slender or rice would enable us to live in water.
Man is made in the image and likeness of God, he is a living spirit or soul. We come into the world naked but naked we will not leave it. What we take with us is all we can take, it is our character. Our character determines our final destination.
Will it be like Christ's, molded in the fiery trials and afflictions of overcoming by the revealed Word or weak like this characterless Laodicean age? Short cuts like eating flesh or blood are pagan foolishness.
When Christians observe the Lord's Supper the unleavened bread remains unleavened bread and the wine remains wine but they represent Christ, the True Bread which came from heaven and the Life which dwelt in that body.
When we partake of the bread and wine we do not receive His body and blood or the Word and Spirit but declare that we are already in Oneness with the Word and Spirit. Paul said it is death not to take the Lord's Supper and death to take it wrong. We must be born-again and have His Life in us before we partake.
The natural types the Spiritual. Sanctification by the Word or Blood is the only cleansing, healing stream God has. As our mortal life is in the blood so the Blood of Christ which is the revealed Word has His Life in It.
The Life is in the Blood so if you are born again you are the Blood of Christ by the baptism of the Holy Ghost. 0021
Question: I draw you attention to Matthew and the Cannanite woman who called for Jesus to save her. Jesus did not reply. When his disciples asked about it, He said, "I was sent only to the Jews." When she repeated her call, He said, "It is not fair to throw the Childrens bread to dogs".
Dear Brother, If we have "faith," we will say the right thing to God. This account reveals the Gentile woman from Syro-Phenicia was a Believer: though her motive was righteous - her daughter's healing, her objective was wrong. Because her faith was not perfect, she did not know the right approach or dispensation claim to make on the Lord.
The Canaanite woman's plea, you will note was in the Office "Son of David." But as a Gentile she had NO CLAIMS on Him as Son of David! (Jesus was sent to His own. He lived in OT times when God was dealing only with Israel in sofar as the election was concerned. He had FIRST to redeem God's servant Nation before He could marry the Gentile Bride, read the Book of Ruth.)
Israel, even His disciples were anticipating the third (or second physical) Coming when He destroys Rome and sets up the kingdom of God on earth (Matt. 15:24; Acts 1:6.) It is in the Millennium that He is Son of David: Israel is His Kingdom. In the days of His Flesh he was "the Prince of Peace" (Isa. 9:6), NOT the King of Peace (Melchisedec.) His saints crown Him at the end of the Church Ages.
So when the little lady pleaded to Jesus as "son of David," He ignored her: as a Gentile she could have no claim upon Him at that time as Son of David. But when she acknowledged Him as Elohim or Lord, Jesus honoured her faith. He surely was her Lord - there was a relationship under which her claims on God would be answered through faith.
If we are or ever will become God's children, we must find our position in Christ, we cannot impersonate the position of some other persons in another age. If we have faith, we will make the right claim upon God. The hour is far later than we think or dare imagine.
In the days of His flesh Jesus came in the prophetic Office - "Son of Man, "(God WITH His Elect.) On the Day of Pentecost He returned in Spirit Form as "Son of God," (God IN His Elect) and after Laodicea as "Son of Man," the Word through the revelation of the Seals, calling a Bride out of the world systems into oneness with the Word, as He prayed in John 17, for the manifestation of the sons of God and the great translation. (His precious feet don't touch the earth this time.) Finally, He comes BACK physically as "Son of David" WITH the saints of all ages, steps out on the ashes of the wicked AFTER the atomic destruction of ALL life, to rule for a thousand years of peace.
He comes as Son of Man, Son of God, (Son of Man again for the rapture,) and Son of David) but these are different and distinct Offices or "Dispensation Claims." He is "Prophet," "Priest," and "King" but He is NOT all three of these Offices at once. As Prophet He came to bleed as Kinsman Redeemer, as Priest He was Mediator for the ignorance of the Church Age saints. As the Fulness of the Word He restores the hearts of the children to the faith of their apostolic fathers, and as King He is Judge without mercy.
It would be quite impossible for Him to exercise conflicting Offices in the same Dispensation? As individuals we must discover what He is doing NOW if WE are to be a part of His Body bid to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.
Let's take an example. Your mother has claims upon you as son, however I have no such claim upon you. To your children you are father but they have no claim upon you as son or husband. Likewise, to your wife you are husband but she has no claim upon you as father or son. We could go back to Matthew 28:19 which is the same as Isaiah 9:6. It refers to the One Person of God ABOVE His elect under the Old Testament, the SAME Person manifest in flesh WITH His elect, and IN His elect since Pentecost. Look at God's Tabernacles - those built by Moses and Solomon, the Lord Jesus Christ, and His Bride the true Church. This is the same Pillar of Fire in three different Places of rest - like Father, Son, and Holy Ghost - NOT a succession of "Divine Beings" but One God in three major Offices or Dispensation Claims. If we have faith like the Canaanite woman, Peter and ALL Christians for hundreds of years after Pentecost we too will know that the compound redemptive NAME (singular) of these three Offices is Lord Jesus Christ, and in obedience to the "Great Commission," will be baptized in His Name. Through the Spiritual Marriage Union or new birth, the Bride bears her Husband's Name.
God and the soul that's joined together with Him is One Spirit and declares the SAME revelation (I Cor. 1:10; 6:17; Titus 1:4; Rev. 22:17-19.) Don't be deceived, IF you are truely the Bride of Christ, you are flesh of His flesh and Word of His Word and cannot deny One Word. According to Acts 2:38-39 you will have received His Name (not three of His many Titles)in Scriptural water baptism, and you'll know whether His present Office is Son of God and Mediator, or son of Man, King of Kings and Judge. You will recognize YOUR day and its Message. (0023)
Question: What is the situation regarding ordination of women by the C of E.
Dear Brethren, Contrary to what you have said, it is DEATH not life which came by the woman (Eve): Life comes only by the Man (Jesus Christ.) ALL born of woman must die (Ge. 2:17; 3:1-6; Job 14:1; 15:14; I Tim. 2:14.) Christians "press" into the Man, Christ, NOT the woman, the church. All born of Christ have Life eternal.."that which is born of the flesh is flesh (and must die,) and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (and can no more die than God can die - John 3:6.) "And this is the record, that God hath given to us Eternal life, and this life is in His son. He that hath the son hath Life; and he that hath not the Son hath not Life" I John 5:11- 12.) "Except a man be born again he will never understand the Bible (John 3:3.)" But it is not necessary to be born again to know ordination of women is sin (ie unbelief in the revealed Word!) The unchanging written Word of God is the end of all argument for Bible Believers. The Spirit which guides into all Truth reveals this from Genesis to Revelation and as Truth is Absolute there is clearly an absence of the Spirit in those who do not hear His Word but preach another Gospel. "Mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the faith once delivered unto the saints; and avoid them (Romans 16:17.)" (0024)
Question: The one thing that always scared the male dominated priesthood is that women can bring forth life into the world. Women had a sacred place in society. Time for a step back in time but foward in equality and justice.
Dear Bible Believer, Nowhere in the Bible is there a suggestion of equality between men and women, and marriage is not 50/50 but 100:0. This is not a subject for speculation but understanding (or faith.) The matters under discussion are the Word of God which is Life or DEATH today as surely as It was in the Garden of Eden. That was 6,000 years ago, yet here we are 2,000 years beyond Pentecost when the Church is supposed to be mature, ready for the Lord to take Her Home, and these basic tenets are not understood.
The natural woman is a type of the Spiritual Woman, the Elect Church and (if she is a Christian) is under obedience to her husband as the Church is under pre-eminance of Her Husband, Christ, the Word. Her uncut hair is a sign of her separation. The natural woman does have "a sacred place in society" and that is to preserve her virtue for her husband, which is why she is to dress modestly. Likewise, Christ's Bride is a virgin to the Word, clothed in His righteousness by faith, dead to all creeds and man-made dogma. We would do well to remember we are no longer in the Age of Luther, Wesley, or the Pentecostals: this is the harvest time, the thorns and briers are being bundled together by the Spirit, ready for the burning, and the planting of the Lord will be gathered to His Garner in the translation.
It's well to remember the gifts and callings of God are sovereign. God gives to one the ability to be an accountant, farmer, or motor mechanic as it is He who ordains the five-fold ministry in His Church, to keep it clean by revelation. Now these five gifts were given to MEN, not women.
It is GOD who set these five different Offices in His Church "till His elect all come in the unity of 'the' faith..." It is God who ordains a man, not some denomination, or the natural ability to excell in man-made learning.
Do you realize every wrinkle, every sick baby, every war and all disease is the result of man listening to the preaching of a woman? Woman isn't even in the original creation. God formed Adam then formed the animals, bringing them to him to name: hundreds of years may have passed before He put Adam to sleep and made Eve, a by-product "of" man "for" man: flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. Like Christ, Adam was the spoken Word, a son of God who could not be deceived on the Word of God. Woman, however, not being in the original creation, is made so she can deceive and be deceived.
Who was deceived? Adam or Eve? Satan could not deceive Adam but he did deceive the woman. Who is deceived today, Christ, the second Adam? Or the church who claims to be His Bride? We could go a lot deeper here but we'll lay it to one side for the present.
Jesus Christ is the beginning of the creation of God, NOT the beginning of God's creation. When God put Him to sleep on Calvary, He took from His side the Holy Spirit from Which He is making the Bride of Christ.
Like Eve, the Bride of Christ is the byproduct and continuation of the SAME creation. So if we can see the Bible types, we will understand God has not and never will ordain any woman to preach, publicly minister the Word of God or usurp His authority over the man.
When Paul wrote the New Testament He directed the Bible Believers of His day back to Moses' writings and the Genesis account of the original sin when God placed man and woman under two separate covenants. Let's see if perhaps God has changed His mind?
God changed every bone in the body of the serpent. Whereas he was once an upright creature, God placed him on his belly. Does he still slither along in the dust? Once man and woman were co-equal in nature. Unaware of their own nakedness, they lived in a paradise. God caused weeds and thorns to compete with the fruits and herbs; He set man to toil against the curse for his living, and declared as woman had taken life from the earth, she would in future bear children in pain and sorrow.
Does the serpent still slither on his belly? Does man still have toil to earn his daily bread? Do women still bear in pain and suffering? If the answers to these three questions is in the affirmative, God did not make a mistake and He has not changed His mind about ordaining women.
Women are to be "keepers 'AT' home." Women masquerading as preachers were never called or ordained of God: trying to do God a service without it being His will. Doubtless as sincere as Eve and led of another spirit, they are deceived and sincerely wrong. They have presumption, not faith. (0025)
Question: I am certain that if Christians threw out the commercial junk and got back to reality, the next generation of Christians would be better off for it.
Dear Bible Believers, If Christians threw out the commercial junk, and got back to the reality of God's Word they would also throw out Christmas which has no place in the Christian calandar. Jesus came not to be born but to die. He was the Passover Lamb and fulfilled that Old Testament Feast; the pascal lamb was born in April. There is no shadow or type for any of the five different dates for Christ-mass Rome set from October through to May. It's not a Protestand holiday but a Catholic day. Run through any Bible or church history, you'll come to the Roman Circus and search back through the previous three gentile world empires to Babylon. Christmas is the sun god's birthday. Its introduction into christendom was a political move to please the pagans and the nominal church. Rome simply re-named the sun god's day, the Son of God's birthday.
Reading the Bible, we find Jesus was born under the sign of Aries, the Ram Who took away the sins of the world. The Passover Lamb was born in Spring, NOT winter when Bethlehem's hills are under three feet of snow! Regarding "the next generation of Christians," there will be none! The Bible tells us the generation which sees the nation of Israel revived will not pass away until the Lord is revealed to the 144,000, and that's three and a half years after the Christians have been translated.
WE are the last generation from which God is calling a tiny minority to be RESTORED to the Fullness of the Word, back to 'the' faith once delivered to the saints - for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation. According to the Bible and history, the apostolic saints did not believe in Christmas, which is pagan. (0026)
Question: I reckon denominations are the work of Satan. Surely it's not the wish of God that his people quibble over small matters. Those who divide need their heads read. Look at the trouble that division of religion has caused world-wide. I reckon we must analyse or faith RIGOROUSLY.
The first denomination is the Roman Catholic church, organized by Emperor Constantine at the First Nicea Council in AD 325. The Bible calls Rome the seat of Satan who moved his headquarters and system of worship from Babylon to Pergamum, to Rome, hence "mystery Babylon."
Babylon conquored the world and placed her conquored subjects under tribute - Babylon types denominational religion. God showed Daniel there would only ever be four Gentile empires, the last is Rome which He destroys with hail from Heaven before returning for the Millennium. A streak of Romanism is mixed in every nation under heaven, through the Catholic church which draws tribute tax free from every one of them.
She is called a whore because she claims to be the Bride of Christ. When a man and woman are joined together by God, not some back-slidden pastor or half-drunk magistrate, they are one. But Christ is the Word, so His Bride must be One with the Word as Jesus prayed in John 17, and cannot deny One Word. A 'whore' is a dishonourable woman and because Rome claims to be the Bride of Christ but instead of being faithful to the Word, has prostituted herself with all manner of false Creed and Dogma which her Protestant (so- called) daughters have inherited.
Soon after she organized, Rome began persecuting all who disagreed with her teachings. Persecution from the nominal Christian church became far worse than persecution by Jewry or the Roman State had been previously.
According to page 59 of The New Catholic Encyclopaedia (McGraw Hill), under 'B' for baptism, not until about AD1100 was Rome able to enforce her false godhead and water baptism on the majority of churches, and only because she killed God's servants who were faithful unto death, over 68 million Christians by her own records. By the end of the Dark Ages, 'the faith' which was in the hearts of the saints, was lost.
Then a Catholic priest called Martin Luther received the great revelation of Justification by faith and spearheaded a mighty revival. Born again, he and came out of the church of Rome, but he carried a tremendous amount of Roman baggage with him. Soon the Lutheran Church adopted the State as defender of the faith in place of the Holy Spirit and denominated. Jesus calls this the dead Age, and Sardis means death.
The Moravian, Congregational, Presbyterian, and Anglican denominations are among the better known denominations which followed this Revival. 500 years later Rome has not received Luther's Message.
Are you aware every Church of England church in England was once required by law to have on display the Bible and Fox's Book of Martyrs. If you read the foreword in the Book of Common Prayer, you'll discover the Church of England were once Protestants not afraid to identify Rome in the Bible.
The 'angel' or major apostle to Philadelphia was John Wesley, through whose ministry God added another line, and another precept to Luther's main thrust of Justification. He taught Scriptural holiness, without which no man shall see God. More discerning than Luther, Wesley knew denominations separate the brotherhood of Bible Believers. After his death the Methodist church denominated and died.
Methodist, Baptist, Nazarine, and Pilgrim Holiness are some of better-known denominations which followed Wesley's revival.
The Laodicean Age began in 1906, when God restored the reveltion of Hebrews 13:8 with the Gifts of the Spirit. Some noted denominations following this revival were the Assemblies of God, United Pentecostal Church, Four Square, Church of God, and Church of Christ. Laodicea ended in 1963 with the revelation of the Seven Seals. Their rejection fulfilled Revelation 3:20.
There will NEVER be any more denominations. The Church Ages are over, the faith is restored and is fulfilling Gen. 49:10; Matt. 25:1-13; I Thes. 4:16; II Thes. 2:1; Rev. 18:4; 19:7, etc., by calling God's elect out of man-made religion into Christ.
With respect to 'religion,' ALL religion is a man-made covering and FALSE. The only Covering is the blood of Christ, no other hiding place. God is in His Word period! Each denomination is distinguished by its major doctrine or revelation which was a FURTHER Move of the Holy Spirit in the REFORMATION OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC SYSTEM OF WORSHIP. Can you see the Reformers sought to return to the tenets on which Rome organized at Nicea, but they too were FALSE. Check the history, the Christian ministers LEFT BEFORE THE COUNCIL SAT, when they could not persuade the followers of Arius and Athanasius to repent and go back to the Word. Laity below the office of Bishop were not permitted to vote.
God promised would RESTORE the faith delivered unto the saints. The Church Jesus established at Pentecost is the only Church He calls His Own. It is ONLY possible to be a Christian or born again if we are walking in the Light God is presently manifesting. If we are indeed written epistles of the Word we will be epistles of the Word He is fulfilling NOW. A life lived by the Word is Christ the Word expressed in you and in me.
Lutherans, Presbyterians, and Anglicans recognized the Word for their Day - two hundred and fifty years ago. Methodists and Baptists saw the Light for their day - ninety years ago, and the Pentecostals were the manifestation of the Spirit thirty years ago. Brethren, the hour is far later than any of us realize. Do we recognize OUR day and its Message?
WHAT are the Scriptures God promised to fulfill in our lives? We can not impersonate the Messages of Luther, Wesley, or the Pentecostals and expect to be born again in this day. This is the evening time, so we must find the Evening Light.
Jesus said He would build His Church upon the revelation of the Word. But if we apply Paul's teaching in I Cor. 12 to the Spoken Word Body of Christ, we see It is formed of different Portions of 'the' faith. Just as the natural body is not all hands or nose, Christ's Body is not all Justification or all Sanctification, but PORTION of It was built by the Message of Luther, with a FURTHER portion created by Wesley's Message in the next dispensation, etc. 0027
Three times God promised, never again to destroy 'everything living', and 'all flesh' by a flood (Genesis 8:21; 9:11, 15). This makes it impossible to accept the view that only a part of the human race, and certain animals were destroyed by the Flood.
If we are to believe the Flood was a local phenomenon then we must say that God has repeatedly broken His promise. For God promised not only to spare the human race and 'every living thing' from another Flood, but also earth itself (Genesis 8:21; 9:11; Isaiah 54:9). Numberless millions have perished in vast and destructive local floods in many parts of the earth. 0028
Question: I'm looking for information on the origin of the Star of David.
It is interesting that you should write to me with your enquiry. Brother Branham often spoke of "the six-point star of David". Yet there are those who claim the Star of David is a false sign of the self-styled Jews.
There is also a five-pointed star or "Pentacle" has to do with the Cabala and magic. Both are associated with Solomon who did all manner of experimentation with evil and the occult. The Lord God appeared to him twice and commanded he desist and abandon other gods (I Kings 11) but it appears Solomon paid no heed so the Lord took the united kingdom from his son. Solomon was the last king of a united Israel.
The hexagram or six-point star of David was not Israelitish, but pagan. The first mention of this symbol was in 922BC in connection with Solomon's involvement in witchcraft, magic and idolatrous worship to Ashtoreth and to Moloch. It appears that the Hebrew children brought it with them in their exodus from Egypt but it was also known to the Hindus, Chinese and Peruvians which is not a good pedigree. The Jewish Encyclopedia (under Cabala, p464, 458) traces the Cabala to the Chaldees and back to Lucifer in the garden of Eden. IV Esdras 111:21; Wisdom 11:24 speak of "the germ of poison from the serpent transmitted from Adam to all generations". See Amos 5:25-26 and Acts 7:43 which refer to the "god" Saturn who represents Satan, Titan, Teitan Sheitan, Tammuz, Dragon, Bacchus, Kronos, Nimrod, Ninus, Sagittarius (the Archer), Oanes, Osiris, Mars, Pluto, Iswara, Deoius, etc., (I may have confused the names of some of these "gods" with those pertaining to Cush, the father of Nimrod but you may verify these from Brother Branham's "An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages" (available for download or boolean searches from Bible Believers' Web Site) or from any encyclopedia.
King Solomon took this pagan symbol to himself when he went into idolatry, and it became known in Arabic magic and occult circles as "the Seal of Solomon. In the Sixteenth century AD, it became accepted in "Jewish" circles as "the Shield of David" following the influence of the Cabalist Isaac Luria (1533-72) (Jewish Encyclopedia, 1964, p.469). Prior to this time there was no usage of the six-point star in Jewish circles. King David's symbol had always been the menorah or seven-branched lampstand. Only "Jewish sources called the star the "Shield of David". All non-"Jewish" sources call the symbol the "Seal of Solomon".
According to the Encyclopaedia Judaica (1972, Vol. XI, p688) "It is not clear in which period the hexagram (Magen David) was engraved on the seal of Solomon mentioned in the Talmud (Gittin 68a) as a sign of his dominion over demons, instead of the Name of God which originally appeared on his ring" (i.e. seal). It explains how the Seal of Solomon or hexagram was widely used in Arabic magic.
From the thirteenth century AD, the six-pointed star began to gather favor as a Jewish national symbol with the ill-fated crusade of the Khazar false Messiah, David al-Roy (Menahem ben Duji), who was assassinated on his way to "liberate" Palestine. Thereafter it began to be attributed to king David and it first appeared on a Jewish Flag in Prague in 1527.
In 1822 the "Magen David" was adopted by the Ashkenazim (Khazar) self-styled Jew, Mayer Amschel Bauer who hung a red hexagram on his door to identify his address. Upon becoming a supplier of coinage to the German Court, he changed his name of "Roth Schild" (Red Shield) and it was used on the Rothschild coat of arms when they were raised to the nobility by the Austrian emperor (Encyclopaedia Judaica, p696). (Red is the color of Esau who is Edom, and of Communism which is Talmudism and Judaism).
From the House of Rothschild, the hexagram was lent to the Zionist movement. In 1897, Theodore Herzl conducted the first Zionist Conference in Basel, Switzerland and the movement was taken over by Edmond Rothschild and the House of Rothschild.
Finally the State of Israel was created by the UN in 1948 under the occult symbol of the six-pointed star (of Ashteroth or Astarte) which adorns the Knesset (or parliament) and flies on their flag. Theodore Herzl's design for the Zionist emblem was to have been a white flag with seven gold stars, one at each point of and replacing the hexagram with "Aryeh Yehudah" (the Lion of the Tribe of Judah) in the middle and the seventh star above the apex of the topmost of the six.
The Magen David Adom (Red Shield of David) is the symbol that appears on Israel's equivalent to the Roman Catholic "Red Cross" organization.
Thus a pagan occult symbol has become the international symbol of the "Jews" who are neither Hebrews nor Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and follow neither the Law nor the prophets but the lewd and blasphemous Talmud. And it would appear that Rothschilds almost rule the world. 0029