Bible Believers' Newsletter 014
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
This newsletter is the transcript of a recent radio broadcast.
NEWS: please uphold me and the ministry in prayer as there are many needs at this time. Not the least of which is my preparation for upcoming overseas meetings.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
What Happened in 1963?
People ask me, "What happened in 1963"?
In 1963, Revelation 4, 5, and 10:1-7 were fulfilled.
"Oh yes? What does that mean"?
Try to visualize these Scriptures as I describe their prophecy. If it's handy, you can follow in the Bible. The setting of Revelation 4 and 5 is the heavenly Temple God showed to Moses on Mount Sinai, to Isaiah, Ezekiel, and to John.
This heavenly Temple is a symbol for our instruction, and together with its courts, vessels, and sacrifices, it illustrates the way back into the Presence and fellowship of God.
At this point in time, God's dealing with elect individuals, from among both Jews and Gentiles, foreknown as receiving the Word for this day, and being baptized by that word into His Body, which is the Church; not a denomination built on creed and organization, or a building, but His mystic Body, built upon the Word of the hour. Isaiah said, Word upon Word, precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, and there a little, as God continued to unfold more Light on His Word.
Denominations are memorials to genuine Moves of God that have been fulfilled already some time in the past 2,000 years. They're like tombstones which say, "Martin Luther was here, and God used him to do so-and-so. or John Wesley was here, and God inspired him to say such-and-such". And so-forth. We can look at these great saints of old and read their life-stories. And we can see the denominations that raised up after their Revivals.
The fact that there are so many tombstones or denominations, and that they all preach a different part of the Gospel, testifies to the progressive nature of revelation. Were we to note the year in which each was founded and write that information in chronological order, along with the distinguishing doctrine of each group, we'd see the measure of revelation or understanding increased, from the Dark Ages until the late 1950's, or early '60's. There's a clear pattern. Those churches that did NOT follow the increasing measure of faith, died. Denominations that taught contrary to the Light revealed for their Age, were never of God.
If you take the time to sit down with an encyclopaedia and plot this information on paper, you'll see that I'm speaking the truth. You'll see that organizations formed hundreds of years apart teach very different truths. That's historical testimony that God showed a different measure of understanding, at different times, and that wherever they lived in the world, the saints all shared the common understanding in the measure of faith revealed to their day.
What does this prove but I John 1:7. I'll paraphrase It. "Unless our lives are written epistles of the Word God is manifesting for this day, we are not and cannot come under the blood, or be born- again. And we can't have true fellowship in the Spirit with those whose lives are expressing the PRESENT Truth".
Yes, my Brother or Sister, we must be up-to-date with what Jesus is doing now. We can't follow God through the rear view mirror of some denomination. Denominations are memorials showing where God was and what He did in the past. That's the I was, we have to walk with the I am. We've must walk in the Light of the present, not in the shadows of the past.
This exercise proves what Paul said regarding the true Church or Body of Christ. He said It's all one Body, but Its made up of many different membersjust like your body. You have arms, legs, and ears, etc., Each member or part has a specific function and cannot take the place of any other member. Together they form one body. Without one of its individual members, that body is incomplete.
The Church or Body of Christ isn't made of limbs. It's made up of God's Word. But each division is made up of a different part of the Word as we demonstrated from church history. The Bible calls these divisions Church Ages. There are seven distinct Church Ages, and they're ALL fulfilled. What distinguished each Age or dispensation, was the measure of Word revealed to each.
The early Church received the one and only faith there ever will be. But soon Jewish fables began to be introduced and received by those who were not truly born-again. Later, pagan ideas came into the assemblies and were received by those not converted. Over time the church became a mixed multitude. And of course, the false out- numbered the true believers many times over, until today its near impossible to find a Christian truly born of the Word of God.
After all Seven Church Ages were fulfilled, and every individual Christian foreknown of God as being born or baptized of the Spirit into each of these successive progressive Ages was born-again, God promised to send a prophet to restore the one and only faith given to the early Church.
In the Bible, God's called the Word. Any Word is a thought that's been expressed. A thought expressed is a Word. God's thoughts are eternal and they're real. Unlike our thoughts God's thoughts can't fail. They must come to pass in their designated, decreed season and time. Unlike our ideas, God's thoughts are unchanging, as He's omniscient, and they're eternal. Therefore He's not now learning, or even taking counsel with Himself. All His thoughts He always had from the foundation of the world. That's when creation and time began.
Jesus is called the Word, because He's the spoken Word of God Mary received by faith from the Angel Gabriel. That Word manifest what Scripture declared It would bethe FULLNESS of the character and nature of God, revealed in one Man, to pay sin's price, and redeem Adam and his seed.
We receive our redemption by faith in the Word for our day. When we see that part of the Word living through us, we know we're born again. Baptized into the Body of Christ.
God's redeeming those He foreknew, through faith in His Word. Not learning a creed or reciting dogma: faith in His word. But Daniel 12:4 and 9, and Revelation 10:4, teach that the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals until the end-time. And from history we learn that the faith, which was in the hearts of the saints, was lost when they were martyred by Rome, through almost 1,000 years.
This means that the saints of the Seven Church Ages did not have the Word. They only had part of the Word. We've demonstrated this from denominational history. Each preaches a different part of the Word. No two of them can agree, otherwise they'd all be together in love. (I didn't say "together in organization": that's when the WCC force the mark of the beast. I said "together in love": and that's the new birth).
Clearly, so long as the Bible was sealed, the Church only had part Word. Now what's mixed with part-Word is not Word at all. It's guess-work. And as we've seen, God only revealed a portion of His Word to each of the Seven Church Ages. So Christ was a Mediator during this time, because of their error.
Christ is NOT a Mediator today. He was only a Mediator so long as the Bible was sealed. A Mediator is someone who stands between two parties to an agreement when they're in dispute. The two parties in this case were God, Who is the Word, and His elect from Adam's race. The dispute was over the interpretation of His Word.
God knows what His Word means. He wrote It. But when the Bible was sealed, His elect could only walk in the Light, or understanding, revealed for their day. God knew that and accepted the revelation for their day, and because Christ was in the Office of Mediator, their ignorance and carnal interpretations were placed in the sea of His forgetfulness.
It's essential we understand that the only way one could be born- again in any Age, was for their life to become a written epistle of the Word for that day. No matter how much one loves God, unless their life is manifesting the present Truth, there's no way they can be born-again. And that's the matter with denominationalism. Its impersonating the Word for a day gone by. Trying to build part of the Body that's already been completed. Some denominations are impersonating a part of the Body that was made-up centuries ago. Like Israel, who are impersonating the dispensation of Moses, that was fulfilled almost 2,000 years ago.
When the last member predestinated to the last or Laodicean Church Age, was baptized into that part of the Body, Christ's mediatorial Work was finished. That's what happened in 1963. All Seven Church Ages of PART-Word have been fulfilled. They're over. Denominations are holding their people in dry, foodless pastures. What the Bible calls the Spiritual wilderness.
God only accepts His Word. Christ is no longer mediating for the ignorance of PART-Word. But after the Seventh Church Age, there's one last interval of time wherein God COMPLETES the Church or Body of Christ. He brings It into the UNITY of faith in the FULLNESS of the Word, into MATURITY, for the MANIFESTATION of the Sons of God, and the TRANSLATION.
There's only one way God can do this, and denominations will not receive It, because Its always done outside of organization. God always sends a prophet with warning, and a way of escape, before He sends judgment. Oh the matchless grace of God!
The Bible promised God would send us a prophet in this day, whose ministry would restore the apostolic faith, finish the mystery of God, and call both the wise and foolish virgin out from mystery Babylon, and her harlot daughter churches, who'll be cast into the Lake of Fire, at the conclusion of the NWO, or Great Tribulation.
By the way, do you realize that the NWO is the Great Tribulation?
How far away do you imagine we are from being forced to live in a Marxist police state, set up by the thugs who devised and control the UN? How long do you think it'll be before churches are forced to join the WCC, and teach their anti-Christ creed, or be closed?
Our democracy has dissolved. This country is run by a bi-partisan government controlled by Board Rooms in Wall Street. There may be no more than two Honorable Members in Federal ParliamentPauline Hanson, and Graeme Campbell. The rest have sold their souls to the party, which is controlled by overseas interests, whose plan is to enslave Australia, along with the rest of the world.
How long do you think we have before the NWO comes inlike it or not? Will we see another three months? Maybe seventeen? Whenever the Gentile dispensation ends, it'll be one Easter. It won't end with the money elite imploding the us dollar by their timetable. But a massive earthquake sent by God will sink Los Angeles and a huge chunk of California. Russia will attack and invade the US. The world's religions will come together. And all whose names are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life will marvel, when Rome rules the NWO.
How long do you suppose it'll be until the NWO, or Tribulation? Are you baptized into the Body of Christ, and truly born-again, or are you depending on some emotion, like speaking in other tongues? You might convince yourself, but have you convinced God? And God is the Word. You'd better be sure that you're in the Word ... ALL the way.
If you DON'T know what happened in 1963, how can you know what God is doing now? These things are important. 1963 was a junction in time. The Church Ages ended. God sent the prophet William Branham, through whom Christ revealed the Seven Seals. It's this revelation that puts the Bride in the Rapture.
Are you aware that the Rapture started in 1963? The Rapture is a process of coming into the unity of the faith, or agreement with the fullness of the Word. Paul taught, when that which is perfect is come, that which was in part is done away. Part-Word and a Mediator can't give the new birth after the Seven Seals have been revealed, and that which is perfect, the full Word, is unveiled
The Rapture is a three-fold process of a shout, voice, and trump. The SHOUT is the Message of the prophet, William Branham, calling the wise and foolish virgin OUT from mystery Babylon. The VOICE of the Archangel is Christ in the heart of the Bride, confirming the prophet's Message from Genesis to Revelation while the TRUMP marks the end of the Gentile dispensation with the EARTHQUAKE, the FIRST resurrection, and the MANIFESTATION of the Sons of God.
If you have the Holy Spirit, you will know these things, and if you don't, but are predestinated to be in Christ's end-time Bride, you'll see these things, when you prove them in God's Word.
When God takes His Church home for the Wedding Supper, they'll be so few in number, and there'll be a time of such trouble, they'll not be missed. Remember, according to Jesus in Matthew 25, there won't be one elect in any of the denominations at this time. Jesus says the same thing in Revelation 18:4.
There were Seven Church Ages, and seven angels or messengers, each with a Message, which was a revelation of that PART of God's Word predestinated to be fulfilled in their Church Age. Its fulfillment was the new birth in those who received it by faith, to become the manifestation of that Word in their flesh.
These seven angels were Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley, and William Branham. Paul was the prophet who wrote the New Testament. Jesus Christ will judge the world by Paul's Gospel (Romans 2:16). The seventh angel, was the prophet William Branham, who died in 1965.
This man didn't start another denomination. His ministry restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and is calling God's people out from all man-made systems into the unity of the faith.
Brother Branham was the angel to whom Jesus revealed the Book of Revelation. And the man whose ministry John saw in the visions of this Book. Brother Branham was the seventh angel of Revelation 10:7, the prophet-messenger to the Laodicean Church Age. He's the only man to whom Jesus could reveal this Book because It was to be sealed-up until the time of the end. But in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, the mystery of God as spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began, should be finished.
This brings us to Revelation chapter 4. The Seven Church Ages are shown in Revelation 2 and 3. Revelation 4 is "after" all seven Ages of part-Word are complete. When the last saint foreknown in the Laodicean or Pentecostal Church Age is baptized into the Body, Christ's ministry of Mediation is fulfilled. Christ was only a Mediator so long as the Bible was sealed.
As Mediator He was a "go-between". A Mediator is one who stands between two parties in dispute or disagreement. From the day of Pentecost to the close of the Laodicean Church Age, Christ was a Mediator between His elect and God who were in DISAGREEMENT in the faith. His Old Testament type was Aaron, who stood before God to intercede for the ignorance or errors of the Old Testament saints.
Revelation 4 and 5 are set in the heavenly Temple. Here stood the ark or throne of God above which was the mercy seat sprinkled with seven stripes of blood, one for each of the Seven Church Ages. But in Revelation 4, there's no more blood, the throne is a judgment seat on which sits an angry God holding the Book of Life forfeited by Adam. Out of the throne proceed lightnings and thunderings and voices ... in judgment. And before the throne are seven lamps of Fire, representing the seven-fold Spirit of God that anointed each of the seven Church Age messengers. All Church Ages are over.
Throughout the Book of Revelation, John represents or types usthe end-time Bride who will not see death in the flesh, but receiving the fullness of the Word, manifest the Sons of God, and like Enoch, be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, to glorified flesh and the other dimension.
I want to emphasize this point. John has to represent or type the end-time Bride, because he receives the fullness of the Word which was sealed to the Church Age saints. It wasn't for them. God gave them part-Word and a Mediator while the Book was sealed. We don't have a Mediator today, we have that which is perfect: the fullness of the Word. We have Christ!
Revelation chapter 4 is after the close of the Church Ages. In the flesh, John was on the Island of Patmos from AD95-96. In a series of visions, John was transported over into the day of the Lord and saw future unfulfilled history from his day to the new heavens and new earth. Can you see that? Physically, John was on the Island of Patmos, but he was caught up in the Spirit of revelation to see things that'd happen so long as time lasts, and into eternity.
Eve sinned, Adam did not sin, but he took her side, and joined Eve over the time line and the Life line. He knew that by this action he'd sell all of creation into death, and forfeit his inheritance, and our inheritance. But he also knew that as a Son of God he was eternal with God, and could no more be lost than God can be lost. By faith, Adam knew God must somehow redeem him and that by taking Eve's side, God would have to redeem his wife also, because she was flesh of his flesh. Adam was a perfect type of Christ, Who died to redeem his Wife, the true Church.
So when Adam joined Eve, he forfeited his rights to Satan, and his Title Deed, which is the Book of Life went back to God. Revelation 4 and 5 show God sitting on the judgment seat holding the Seven Sealed Book in His right hand.
He had to hold the Book until Jesus Christ had paid sin's price. But Jesus couldn't fully redeem all the elect from Adam's race on Calvary because the vast majority of the Church were predestinated to be born during the Seven Church Ages when the Book was sealed, and they had only part-Word. Therefore Christ had to be a Mediator to intercede for the errors, or Scriptural ignorance of the Church Age saints. Jesus was a Mediator until the last saint foreknown in the Church Ages or part-Word Body was born-again.
In Revelation chapter 5, its time for God (Messiah) to come back to claim His Bride, and then present Himself (or make Himself known) to Israel. Thus we see God again stepping forth to assume a physical relationship to man as the "Son of David, King of kings and Lord of Lords, and Bridegroom of the Gentile Bride." It is not "Two" Gods, but simply one God manifesting His mighty triune offices and titles. radio093.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 in other countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.