Bible Believers' Newsletter 091
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
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The Lord bless you in your obedience to His Word.
Recognizing YOUR Day and ITS Message
God can only fulfil the Word He has promised for this day. The rest of the Bible remains either past history or future prophecy. We must search the Scriptures to recognize our day and its Message because we can only be born-again when that part of the Word is living through us.
God is only writing living Bibles of the present Truth (II Corinthians 3:2). This becomes clear when we paraphrase I John 1:7: "Unless our life is manifesting the present Truth we cannot experience Spiritual fellowship with Christians or come under the blood, which is to be born-again".
The only way one could receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit or new birth in any age was by a life expressing a clear revelation of the Word God was fulfilling in that day. Jesus declared the evidence of the new birth is when the Holy Spirit guides you into all the truth revealed for your day, and reveals what will come to pass in your age (John 16:13).
Recognizing our day and understanding its Message and what will be in the immediate future is the Christian's strength and consolation. It casts out fear and we enter that rest or sabbath Jesus promised our soul only when we know we are in the Word, and see it coming to pass in our lives (Matthew 11:25-30).
Faith and Sin
Faith is a clear understanding of the revealed Word of God. Sin is unbelief in that revealed Word. God's will is His unchanging Word and without understanding it is impossible to please Him.
By faith Noah recognized his day and it's Message, transforming his revelation into the ship which saved his household. When Moses recognized his day and it's Message, faith delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage to the Promised Land. When Luther recognized his day and its Message, he lit a Revival that burned for almost 500 years as millions recognized the glorious Light of Justification by grace through faith, confirmed by water baptism in the Name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Martin Luther was the angel or messenger to the Sardis Church Age (1520-1750). The Light of his Message produced the new birth in the saints of that age. The Lutheran, Anglican and Presbyterian denominations impersonate it today. Forgetting that God is building Himself a house, and failing to heed the instructions in His Word, when He had completed the Sardis part of the Body and turned a corner, they continued building the wall.
The angel to the Philadelphian Church Age (1750-1906) was John Wesley, a failed Anglican missionary until he recognized his day and it's Message. He was gloriously born-again but rejected by the Church of England who thought they had God worked-out and explained by theology. Through Wesley's Message, God added the further Light of Scriptural holiness to Luther's Justification which was no longer sufficient to create a new birth.
We must walk in the Light Jesus is manifesting now, as Wesley walked in the Light for his day. Today the Methodists and Baptists are impersonating the Philadelphian Age which ended in 1906 when God added the further Light of Hebrews 13:8 to initiate the Laodicean Age. This is better known as the Pentecostal Age, because by recognizing Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever, their belief restored the Gifts of the Spirit, and God honoured their faith, baptising them into their position in the Body of Christ.
Laodicea (1906-1963) was the last of all Seven Church Ages and the seventh angel was William Branham (1909-1965), a prophet like Paul, the angel to Ephesus. His ministry was twofold. Firstly he restored the apostolic faith (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:21). Secondly he revealed the mysteries of the seven thunders of Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It is these divinely revealed mystery-truths that literally turn the hearts of the children back to the faith of their Pentecostal fathers.
As Jesus foretold, the churches went into apostasy in this Age "and know it not" (Revelation 3:17-20). When they rejected the Message of William Branham they also rejected Christ, for the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D Form. "When that which is perfect is come—Christ, the fullness of the Word—Mediation for PART-Word is done away" (I Corinthians 13:10; Acts 3:23; Revelation 4, 5 and 10:1-7).
Precisely as the Jews are impersonating the dispensation of Moses' Law—2,000 years after Christ fulfilled it—the Pentecostal and all the other denominations fail to recognize their day and its Message and are impersonating the Word for a day gone by. One can't be born-again under the ministry of PART-Word in this day. Those members of the Body are complete and Christ is no longer in the Office of Son of God and Mediator; He is Son of Man and Judge (John 5:27).
The End-Time and the Second Coming
Daniel and John were instructed to "seal the Book until the time of the end" (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:7). When the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Age was born-again, Christ's Mediation was fulfilled, and He claimed the Book of Redemption, revealed the Seven Seals through His prophet, and sat down in the Judgment seat of God (Revelation 4, 5; 10:1-7). So the "end-time" began when the Seven Seals were revealed in 1963.
Brother Branham introduced Christ's second Coming. Jesus stated emphatically we should not look for a Man but for a restoration in the West of the Light that shone in the East (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:22-28). He returned through the mouth of His prophet as the fullness of the Word. The second physical or "erchomai" Coming of the glorified Man occurs after the destruction of all life on earth when Jesus returns with the glorified saints of all ages to step upon the ashes of the wicked for a thousand years of peace (Malachi 4:1-3; Revelation 20:5).
The denominations of today, having rejected their Elijah (Malachi 4:5-6), are looking for the wrong Coming just as the denominations in Jesus' day, having rejected their Elijah (Malachi 3:1), were looking for the wrong Coming.
Jesus said "every eye will see" His "parousia" Coming, proving this is not His physical or "erchomai" return as no man can appear universally. We see by faith, not by sight. Those without faith will never see Him. To "see" Him means to understand His Word (Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). Three and a half years after the Church has been translated, God will remove the Spiritual blindness of the 144,000 elect Israelites and they will "see" Him by faith. And the foolish virgin will "see" they have missed the full redemption and must be martyred in order to maintain their names on the Book of Life.
Jesus' Commission to the early Church was, "Go out into all the world and convert heathens who know Me not" (Matthew 28:19). But in the end-time, what the world calls "the church" is lukewarm about Jesus and His love. It doesn't care to know Him intimately or to please Him. It is apostate, and knows it not.
Because the time is short, the evangelistic emphasis has shifted from converting heathens who know not Christ to converting denominational Christians who imagine they know Him but know Him not. This is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16, Matthew 25:6 and Revelation 18:4: "Come out of Babylon and be filled with the Spirit, else you will perish with the world."
Since the revelation of the Seven Seals, Christ has been calling both wise and foolish virgin out from all man-made religion into maturity in the unity of the faith by fullness of the Word, for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:49-54). Today Jesus is without the camp, gathering His elect out of "her" the apostate church, into "Him" the Word, and every One (Ephesians 1:10; II Thessalonians 2:1).
What Must I Do Now?
First and foremost recognize that Jesus Christ is "the beginning of the creation of God" —less than 2,000 years ago. He is not the beginning of "God's creation" which would make Him less or other than God (Revelation 3:14; Colossians 1:15-19). Jesus is the fullness of the nature and character of God manifest bodily in one Man (Colossians 2:9); the beginner of the new creation of God-man.
The true Church is a PART of that eternal Word as Eve was a by-product and continuation of Adam who was God's spoken Word. When God put Adam to sleep Eve was taken from his side in the form of flesh and bone. The Church was taken from the side of the last Adam in the Form of the Holy Spirit when God put Him to sleep. So when Jesus died on Calvary, His Bride was IN Him. She paid for her sins in Christ on Calvary and can never come to the judgment but is free from sin (John 5:24; Romans 8:28-33; II Corinthians 5:14-21; Colossians 3:3; I John 3:9; 5:18).
Jesus was not a second, third or any other fraction of God but Emmanuel, the One Person of God, manifest in the flesh of a virgin-born Man to meet sin's penalty as our kinsman Redeemer (Matthew 1:23; I Timothy 3:16).
Once you have the true revelation of who Jesus Christ is, you should obey His Command of Matthew 28:19 and Luke 24:47 and be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. For there is not another name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved (Acts 2:38-39; 4:12; Colossians 3:17).
If you were sprinkled or poured as a child, if you were immersed in three Titles of Father, Son and Holy Ghost rather than baptized in His compound redemptive Name, or if you were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ imagining God was somehow three persons, you need to REPENT of all that error and be rebaptised in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of past sins. Water baptism is the response of faith or obedience to a clear understanding of the Word of God (I Peter 3:21). Faith must precede baptism.
This is the ONLY prescription in God's Word whereby He promises remission of past sins. If you read and understand but fail to obey this simple command you demonstrate you are a sinner still, not justified by grace through faith, and certainly not a born-again Christian.
Search the Scriptures to recognize your day and its Message. Prove all these words from Genesis to Revelation. As certain if God promised us a prophet in these last days, what he would do and who he was. Bible believers know that whoever that prophet was, he has been and has fulfilled all God spoke concerning him because Jesus said that the Millennium would commence before old age can claim the generation that saw Israel restored to the Promised Land. And Christ's Church is translated seven years before the Millennium.
The Bible instructs us that God can do nothing of great moment without first showing a heavenly Sign. The public manifestation of the Sign of Revelation 10:1 was fulfilled on February 28, 1963. This phenomenon is recorded in encyclopaedia year books, books on meteorology, Reuters and many scientific journals. He must also send a vindicated prophet (Amos 3:6-8; Revelation 10:7), and He has. Malachi, Jesus and Peter warned, "every soul who will not hear that prophet shall be destroyed from among the people" (Acts 3:23; Malachi 4:6; Revelation 22:6-19).
The mystery of God was finished fifty-four years ago. The denominations are uniting against the Word to force the mark of the beast and it may be only a matter of months before a massive earthquake sinks Los Angeles plus 1,500x3-400 miles of California and splits the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, marking the end of the Gentile dispensation. From that moment there will not be another Gentile born-again.
I admonish you—receive these things with all readiness of mind. Search the Bible; prove these claims, obey what it says do and the Lord will bless your obedience to His Word.
Make your election and calling sure while the Internet is uncensored. Read your Newsletter but supplement it by studying the teaching sermons, books, radio transcripts and Newsletters you have not read while they are available on the Church web site.
Last week, while Americans were preoccupied with Hurricane Floyd, the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington was holding a public hearing and listening to pressure groups like the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Morris Dees' Southern Poverty Law Center and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on ways to eliminate free speech on the Internet. What we call free speech they called "hate".
For all practical purposes, Christians and honest citizens had no effective way of exposing the lies of such people until the Internet because they control the education system, book publishing and distribution, the news and entertainment media and have enjoyed a monopoly on disseminating ideas and information. The Internet robbed them of that monopoly, and they don't like Christians and honest folk exposing their lies and telling the public things they prefer to hide.
Ordinary folk are looking for answers, and these people are afraid they may find those answers. Desperately afraid. They say they want to protect us from violence and terrorism caused by "hate" on the Internet but which they produce in Hollywood films and television. They drafted and made the politicians enact Internet censorship laws in Australia, and to hold US Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last week when people were preoccupied with a natural disaster.
Please prove every word expressed in these Newsletters with your own Bible to ensure they are correct, and that you have the mind of Christ in you by identifying your understanding from Genesis to Revelation. Following the earthquake you will stand alone with just your faith. Your only Companion and Provider will be Christ, so ensure you are one with Him by faith, not psychology.
Uniting Time and Sign
"How can two walk together except they be agreed in their understanding of the Word"? God and nature require all things to be in harmony in order to reproduce life (Genesis 1:11; Amos 3:3). God thus rebukes ecumenism which is carnal reasoning against the faith, not common understanding inspired by the Spirit.
Jesus instructed Christians to be separated from the denominations as God told Israel to be separated from the nations. God is not the author of confusion but of peace. There is only one faith which is His mind, and it is common to every Christian, but we are few. Jesus said the evidence one is a Christian is that the Holy Spirit guides him into all the truth revealed for his day and shows what part of the Word will be fulfilled in his age (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7).
Satan's synagogue, however, has other ideas inspired by the god of forces, whose motive is not agreement through faith and love but totalitarian domination through politics and organization. His plans for world domination through religious, political and demon power are now being presented to deceived men who will compromise the trust of their followers for the lure of personal power in the coming one world government.
The Vatican is in the final stages of preparation for the Inter-Religious Meeting that will be held from October 24-28. Leaders of all religions will meet in Rome to study the common contribution that believers can make to humanity in the next century. The meeting will include a visit to Assisi, the city of peace.
The inter-religious event takes place on the eve of the Jubilee. As the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue states, John Paul II has requested that in this last year of preparation for 2000, dedicated to God the Father, "reflection (be made) on the relation between God and men, by promoting relations among the religions."
There will be two important moments during the meeting. First is the Assembly itself, which will be attended by 200 people: 80 Christians of different denominations and 120 from other religions; it will be held in the Vatican Synod Hall. The second is a significant meeting in St. Peter's Square on October 28, with thousands of faithful present. The Assembly will include the traditional African, American and Hindu religions, the monotheist religions, and some new Japanese religions.
Over the last few months, many inter-religious congresses and activities have been held in different dioceses of the world. Speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Francis Arinze, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, said these initiatives have served to appreciate the desire of Catholics to meet with other believers, and to address in greater depth the Church's mission, which preaches Jesus Christ, the only Saviour of all mankind.
"This is important. Many Catholics feel certain confusion because they think that to open to other believers in a certain sense means to betray the Christian ideal. Although the risk exists, there is an answer to avoid it. By being firm in the faith, we can meet with other believers, share with them the beauty of the news of Christ's salvation, and show genuine interest in what they believe, what they do, and how they worship. In this way, greater solidarity and collaboration can be promoted in today's world," Cardinal Arinze concluded.
Paul said, "As we have received this ministry through the mercy of God we persevere, not trying to trick people into believing, walking in craftiness or handling the Word of God deceitfully but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the presence of God."
"But if the Good News we preach is hidden to anyone, it is hidden to those who are lost: to whom Satan, who is the god of this evil world, has made blind to the glorious Light of the gospel that is shining unto them, and unable to understand the Message we preach about the glory of Christ, Who is the mystery of God revealed" (II Corinthians 4:1-4).
Revelation thirteen describes the fourth Gentile world empire of Rome that arose among the Mediterranean people and became Papal Rome who will rule all nations from Jerusalem for the first three and a half years of Daniel's Seventieth Week. It assures us all the non-elect will honour Rome or receive her doctrine.
This chapter explains how Rome's great pronouncements and blasphemies will be enforced by a nation represented as a lamb and arising in a new land. Like the horns of a ram, ecclesiastical and civil powers were initially separated. But as we daily witness, the American nation having forsaken her Protestant roots, has adopted the nature and power of the Roman dragon. "And deceives those who dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live" (Revelation 13:14).
America will deceive the world into making a totalitarian one world government, a NWO like the old Roman Empire under headship of the Pope of Rome. "Those miracles which he had power to do with Roman approval" are to unite the world's religions, particularly the Protestants, into a religious union. This will end Russia's invasion and sacking of America that will follow the earthquake that sinks Los Angles at the close of the Gentile dispensation.
Brother Branham said, "As Joseph was sold for almost thirty pieces of silver, by his brother. Today . . . it's a betrayal" (Israel and the Church #I, p. 26:167). "Jewish, and Romanism and Protestantism (that is the sleeping virgin) shall consolidate themselves together in the form of the Federation of Churches" (Daniel, p. 127:180-189).
And before our very eyes, Message Churches—so-called Message believers—are betraying their Brother Jesus to consolidate with Talmudic, non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled "Jews" who are actually unrelated to Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and often to Adam, whose teachings deny Moses and the prophets.
The Vatican is in the final stages of preparations for an inter-religious meeting of leaders of all religions in Rome. It's taken 2,000 years for the prophecy to become reality but the "miracles" of Revelation 13:14 are about to create a union of all religions against the revealed Word of God. And "men of renown" in Message circles are leading their blind followers right into the Devil's snare.
When the 144,000 elect Hebrews recognize Christ's "parousia" to Israel they will also recognize His wife, the Church. They will understand the reason why His end-time Bride was not "going into all the world to preach the Good News". The world no longer cares. The churches were apostate and His wife was separated to the Word, making herself ready by clothing herself in its fullness (Revelation 19:7-9).
Pope to Visit Israel before the Earthquake
JERUSALEM (Reuters)—Israel's Green movement has asked Pope John Paul II to join a human ring around the biblical Sea of Galilee and pray for rain when he visits the drought-plagued Holy Land for the millennium, a newspaper said Wednesday.
The Maariv Daily said the Greens planned to gather more than 60,000 people from around the world to encircle the Galilee lake, Israel's largest reservoir, to seek divine intervention for peace—and precipitation.
Last week, the pope confirmed he plans to travel to the region to take part in millennium celebrations. He is expected to visit holy sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth in March 2000.
The Pope may be surprised for "Jerusalem shall be visited and delivered by the Lord of hosts with thunder and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and flame of devouring Fire" (Isaiah 29:6). nl091.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.