Bible Believers' Newsletter #099
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
We greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate your fellowship. This newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
The WTO Battle of Seattle
Just over a year ago, a ragged band of protestors defeated a coalition of the most powerful interests on earth. The richest nations had joined forces with the biggest corporations to write, they boasted, "the constitution of a single global economy". The Multilateral Agreement on Investment would have enabled big companies to force governments to remove public health, human rights and environmental regulations. The talks collapsed when the devious machinations of the negotiators were exposed. Now the valets of big business are trying again, pursuing the same aims through another forum, the World Trade Organisation. The WTO has become the most urgent threat to freedom on earth
The battle in Seattle is being portrayed as a fight between poor nations and rich. In truth it is a struggle between big business, its client governments, and everyone else. The WTO has become the enforcer not of free trade but of coercive trade, compelling governments to allow corporations to dump their costs onto other people. By setting maximum standards rather than minimum ones, by failing to distinguish between protectionism and protection, the World Trade Organisation punishes states which try to defend their people.
The International Forum on Globalization held a teach-in attended by 2500 people over two days. Some of the highlights were Vandana Shiva of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India telling of multinational corporations enslaving all life in their quest to commodify everything.
Susan George of the Transnational Institute in France exposed some of the myths of `free trade', claiming that one-third of it takes place within a single corporation and another third between corporations.
Martin Khor of the Third World Network in Malaysia explained some of the doublespeak used by the WTO: `competition policy' really means `monopoly policy', `transparency' means `obscurity' and `technical advice' means `marching orders'.
If you have a good bandwith and RealAudio, you should be able to watch the proceedings of this conference at http://www.wtowatch.org. To judge by the response of people in the street, the feeling is definitely on the side of those who want to reform the international trading system, to make it serve people and not the corporate bottom line.
For information: http://www.nettrek.com.au/~brian/newslink.htm
Keep Your Eyes Upon Russia
Here's an instruction from God's prophet, the late William Branham. "Listen THUS SAITH THE LORD. Repent. I predict three curtains. In the Name of the Lord, there's one called the Iron Curtain, which will be Russia. Watch Red China. That will be the Bamboo Curtain. They're horrible, but watch that Purple Curtain that's rising in the United States and over the world, the Roman Empire, the cruelest of all of them" (Conference, #60-1125).
We learn from Daniel and Jesus that all major wars and revolutions in New Testament times reflect the conflict between the successors of Babylon, Rome and the Jew, for world hegemony. Their supporters see the contest as between Christianity and Judaism, with one of them being anti-God. We know they both serve the god of this evil age. Whereas Rome impersonates Christianity and Judaism has always impersonated Israel: both lay claim to the promises of Abraham's Covenant, yet neither have any stake in it. Rome and the Jews have always been the enemy of God and of His "chosen people", Abraham's faith seed. Both Rome and Judaism have always persecuted natural Israel who obey the Law, and Spiritual Israel who received grace.
God raised up Rome as the final Gentile empire to chastise Israel. Likewise God has raised up Communism (which is Judaism) to destroy the false church. Daniel foretold Rome would "intermarry with the seed of men" (Serpent's seed -- "as it was in the days of Noah") and "form an alliance" (Daniel 9:27a), but that "they will not cleave to each other even as iron is not alloyed with clay" for "God has placed enmity between them" (Genesis 3:15).
Soon after Imperial Rome became Papal Rome the Empire divided into five Eastern and five Western nations, and today Roman Catholicism has mixed into every nation under the sun. These ten nations were present when British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, was making a brilliant speech at UN headquarters in New York, and God's Word was wonderfully acted-out.
US President Eisenhower spoke for the West and Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, represented the East. Neither party would come to a compromise. In a moment of frustration, Khrushchev removed his shoe and banged it on the desk. Macmillan merely waved his hand and said, "Later, my man, later."
Khrushchev said, "We will bury you... We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within". Well before that time, they had us riddled with Communism and defeated. Eisenhower, like most modern Presidents, was himself a Communist dupe! There were the "big toes" of the feet of iron and clay, side by side. Eisenhower means iron in German, while Khrushchev means clay in Russian. We are at the end of it all. For God said, "In the days of these kings, I will establish a Kingdom that will destroy these kingdoms" (Daniel 2:31-44).
Who controls Russia? Who controls the Vatican? Who controls the Hebrew people? Who controls America? Why, the same international bankers. "Citizens of the world" like their father Cain. Spending tax-exempt US income, and loaning our nations' money through the IMF and WB, they continue to arm Russia and in turn, Red China, North Korea, Vietnam and the radical Islamic states (Ezekiel 38:1-6; Revelation 16:12).
The Money Power plan to bring East and West into conflict to destroy Abraham's sons of the Spirit, Christianity, in America, as they did in Russia. And to destroy Abraham's sons of the flesh who have returned to Israel in obedience to the Law as was foretold by Moses and the prophets.
Those of you who read between the lines of our controlled media will have recognized how the City of London has been provoking the Communist and excommunist nations by military aggression, economic rape, disease, famine, IMF "conditionalities", unemployment, crime and narco-terrorism by Islamic extremists trained and financed by the City.
Two notable instances of provocation concern Libya which has been made to surrender two (innocent) "suspects" for trial in February, 2000, for the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Locherbie on December 21, 1988. (In 1993 Mossad asset Lester Coleman (Thomas Leavy) co-authored a book, "Trail of the Octopus", providing fictional proof of Libyan responsibility to prejudice the trial. Shades of Hollywood's "Wag the Dog" and the President Clinton/Monica Lewinsky adultery case). Libya was again humbled by being made to accept responsibility and pay compensation for the 1984 murder of Police Constable Yvonne Fletcher in London. (Forensic examination by Joe Vialls, an independent investigator with thirty years direct experience of international military and oil field operations exonerates Libya of guilt in both instances. Evidence points to the CIA).
Satan is preparing both -- Rome, and Judaism manifest in Communism, for "a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that time: and at that time Israel shall be delivered, all 144,000 written in the Lamb's Book of Life" (Daniel 12:1; Ezekiel 38-39). Watch Russia, the King of the North.
The Babylonian Connection
God gave Rome a thousand years of Dark Ages in which to repent of her wickedness (Revelation 2:21). Don't be confused, thinking the Church of Rome has repented of her slaughter of the saints, just because she is attempting to unite with the Protestants by making her creeds line up with Protestant Creeds. Not once has she ever apologized and said she was wrong for her mass murders. She won't.
While signing the "Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification" with the Lutherans on October 31, 1999, precisely 480 years from the day Luther nailed his famous 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, the Pope was calling for a renewed focus upon Indulgences. No matter how mellow and sweet she appears at this particular time, she will yet rise up to kill, for murder lies in her evil and unrepentant heart.
During the Tribulation it will be Rome that will rule the world. Rome, in whom will be found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth (Revelation 18:24). If you read Matthew 23:35 you'll detect the common link between Roman Catholicism and Judaism -- the Babylonian connection.
Judaism is the continuation of the Babylonian system of accounting and banking, the sub-sewer filth and blasphemous moral degradation presented in the Talmud as the "Oral Law" a Holy God communicated to Moses, and secretly to the Pharisees. The Talmud is a system of mind-conditioning that could only be countenanced by the children of Darkness. Judaism began 2,600 ago when the Southern Kingdom was transported captive to Babylon which remained the centre of Jewish scholarship for the next 1600 years. There the Talmud was begun, and was completed in AD500.
Roman Catholicism sprang from the descendants of the apostate first church of Rome established in AD36 by the apostles Junius and Andronicus. It organized under pagan emperor Constantine when it exchanged the faith for the Babylonian Trinity and united with the Roman State at the First Nicea Council of AD325. It has since introduced more and more of the religion of ancient Babylon.
The Seventh Trumpet opens with an earthquake that splits the mount of Olives, sinking Los Angeles and much of California. This marks the close of the Gentile dispensation, the rise of antichrist with world hegemony under a Devil-incarnate Pope, and the commencement of Daniel's Seventieth Week when God gathers Israel a second time.
Revelation 16:19, "And the haughty city (Jerusalem) was divided into three parts" (but not by the earthquake. The Holy of Holies, Holy Place and the Outer Court (Revelation 11:1-3). One section of the city will be for the Jew, one for the Moslem, and one for the so-called Christian).
Old Jerusalem, where the Temple once stood is as arrogant as Sodom (Ezekiel 16:50). Designated an "International City" by the UN, it will be governed by the Vatican, fulfilling Scripture which prophesied "the holy city shall be trodden down by the Gentiles for forty-two months" (Zechariah 5; Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2; 13:5-10).
" . . . and the cities of the Gentiles came under God's judgment (being apostate and because God's grace to them has ended): and God remembered Babylon, (Rome), the pre-eminent city, (Los Angeles also -- Revelation 18:21-24), to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath."
God takes "the dregs of the cup of His fury" Israel has been made to partake under the Trumpet judgments during the Gentile dispensation, and passes them to Rome, the last of four Gentile world powers He uses to chastise Israel. Like Babylon her mother, Rome went beyond the measure of God's service and began to extract her own pleasure from Israel's pain. Thus "the dregs of His fury" are doubled unto her undiluted.
Revelation 14:1-5 is a preview. The scene in Revelation 14:1 shows the 144,000 Hebrew saints with Christ on Mount Zion as foretold in Revelation 11:1-3 and Romans 11:26. They are not actually in the Temple, on the mount or physically with the Lord Jesus whose feet won't touch this earth until after all life has been destroyed in Armageddon (Malachi 3:1-3). These are symbols, like Zechariah 14:4 signifying they have permanently entered the Presence of the Lord where the high priest under the old Testament entered temporarily but once a year. They are born-again but their testimony will yet be confirmed in their own blood.
Revelation 14:9-12 is a warning to YOU, my sinner friend. "And the third angel (William Branham) followed the angels of the previous two Church Ages: Martin Luther and John Wesley, loudly exhorting, 'If any man pays homage to the beast (the Devil-incarnate Pope and his Roman Catholic church) and his likeness (the Protestant union of churches) and receives his mark in his mind (by believing Roman dogma like the Trinity), or in his hand (by doing his service), he shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, poured undiluted into the cup of His indignation; and be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels (redeemed saints), and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever: and those who submit to the beast and his image and receive the mark of his name, will have no respite day nor night' (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 10:7; 18:4).
The following words are encouragement to the (Hebrew) saints (from verses 1-5): who keep the Mosaic Law, AND have the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven ("the half hour silence" is ended, the Gentile dispensation is over, and God is dealing exclusively with Israel). 'Write, Blessed are they who die in the Lord from henceforth: Yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their tribulation and their works will follow them'."
After the death of their two witnesses in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, the 144,000 elect Israelites cross from the Law to the new birth, adding to their revelation of Moses, the praises of Jesus Christ, their Passover Lamb (Revelation 14:3; 15:3). They will be included in the first resurrection (Revelation 14:5) after they lay down their lives in martyrdom for the faith of Jesus Christ (Luke 9:24; Revelation 6:11; 14:12-15:4).
Daniel 12:1, "At this time Christ, the great Prince Who fights for Israel, shall commence His rule; (He could not rule until His servant nation, the 144,000, recognized Him as their King): then shall come a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation until that time (the Great Tribulation, Matthew 24:21). "Then ALL Israel shall be delivered", all 144,000 found written in the Lamb's Book of Life" (Romans 11:26). This is the time of Zechariah 14:6-9.
This is Christ's "parousia" to Israel's elect. By faith they see their warrior King, the Son of David, with the saints of all ages clothed in the righteousness of His Word coming to destroy the enemy. Of course Jesus and the glorified saints are not physically coming, this signifies Israel's revelation of the vindicated Word. They see that the fullness of the Word manifest in Jesus Christ and reproduced in His redeemed Bride will also manifest their own redemption and the overthrow of the enemy, because It is written, and God's Word will not return to Him void but will accomplish what was purposed.
Here the 144,000 are exercising the same resurrection faith that changed and resurrected Jesus (Psalms 16:10; John 2:19), the Old Testament saints and the Church, and translated the living Bride. Each individual has a personal revelation that he or she is among those described in Revelation 14:1-5 and that Word will accomplish what is written (Romans 8:11).
Revelation 19:15, "And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword," (the thoughts of His soul or Word of God which does not return void, bringing judgment on all who have rejected Its mercy. Now this is a Thracian "rhomphia", a large Gentile sword that was worn on the right shoulder. Isaiah said, "The government or rule was to be on His shoulder". Jesus said, "Those who live by the sword of dogma, will die by the Sword of God's creative Word". There will be no escaping the full Word in this judgment).
"That with It He should cut down the heathen: and He shall rule them with a scepter of iron (most rigorously). With contempt, and intoxicated with vengeful anger, He will trample them like grapes in the winepress of Almighty God".
"And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress unto the horse bridles, by the space of 200 miles" (Revelation 14:20). This is not the physical Coming of Jesus and the saints, but the manifestation of the vindicated Word that created their Lord and His Bride known personally to them in their new birth coming to destroy their enemies. His enemies. As communion wine represents the Life or blood of Christ, this wine in the day of the Lord is the life-blood of the enemy. This is NOT World War III, this is Armageddon, seven years later.
The Trail of the Serpent
Isaiah 63:1-3, "Who is this who comes from Edom, from the city of Bozrah with His magnificent garments of crimson? His kingly robes, marching in the greatness of His strength?
'It is I, Who speak righteousness'. (Israel's Messiah and Savior).
'Why are Your clothes so bloody, as if from treading-out grapes?'
'I have trodden the winepress alone; no one was with Me: In My wrath I have trodden My enemies like grapes. In My fury I trampled My foes. It is their blood that has stained all My clothes. For the day has come for Me to avenge Jacob of his enemy, and the year of My redeemed is come' (Israel's Jubilee).
Note upon whom God's sword falls and against whom God avenges His servant nation! Of all the people who have been Israel's enemy He specifically names one. Isaiah 34:5-8, "When My sword has cleansed the heavenly tabernacle (by casting out Satan), it shall fall upon Idumea, and upon the people of My curse, to judgment. The sword of the Lord is sated with blood; it is gorged with flesh as if through slaying goats and lambs for sacrifice. For the Lord will slay a sacrifice in Bozrah and make a mighty slaughter in Edom. The strongest shall perish, young boys and veterans too. The land will be soaked with blood, and the soil made rich with fat. For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompense for what Edom has done to Israel."
Edom is the Jew! They are not Hebrews who are Abraham's seed, they are "Jews" who are Idumeans or Edomites and accursed with their father, Cain. While they consider us "human cattle", God will make them a sacrifice to the cattle, the fowls and wild animals (Isaiah 56:8-9; Ezekiel 39:4, 17-20; Revelation 19:17-18).
This is the fulfillment of the prophetic pantomime of the birth of Esau and Jacob where Esau was first-born but Jacob grasped hold of his heel. Esau subsequently despised his birthright, and sold it to Jacob. God recognized Jacob's zeal, giving him Isaac's blessing also and changing his name which meant "supplanter", to Israel, "a prince of power with God".
Esau hated Jacob and swore he would kill him (Genesis 27:41). But God loved Jacob and hated Esau, calling his descendants "The race the Lord will never forgive" (Romans 9:13; Genesis 12:3; Malachi 1:1-5). Esau compounded his sin by intermarrying Canaanite and Hittite Serpent seed of Cain's line, whose genealogy is not on the Book of Life as they are not related to Adam. Read the Talmud which concurs with the Bible that "Edom is in Jewry".
The "Red Sea" is so-named after Edom. Mayer Amschel Bauer honored his father Esau by changing his family name to "Rothschild", or "Red Shield". The founder of the House of Rothschild drew up plans for the creation of the Illuminati and one world government, entrusting Adam Weishaupt with its organization and development.
Hence the "Red" flag of Rothschild's atheistic Communism, which is raised-up for conflict with all religions in the final revolution that is intended to exhaust all peoples of the world and introduce one world government under his pure Luciferian worship. This final revolution is intended to destroy Israel for ever - all the seed of Abraham: both natural and Spiritual, as Esau vowed (Genesis 27:41). This will become Armageddon.
Listen saints, and PROVE these things. These people control YOU, they control the Hebrews, they control the Arabs, America, Russia, Britain, the Vatican, the banking system, media, entertainment, the UN, the education curricula, major political parties, denominational churches and modern theological colleges. Do you see the trail of the Serpent, and the spirit of Satan working stealthily in his own people through the ages? So bold he intermarried with Abraham's natural seed to eradicate that bloodline naturally (as he tried to destroy Adam's bloodline by adultery with Eve). They call both Hebrews and themselves "Jews", as they seek to abort Abraham's Spiritual seed (or Christians), by mixing human reasoning with Bible faith, making the hybrid Word of God of no effect as it is not able to produce the new birth.
Jeremiah 50:1, 23 prophetically name the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jew and their Babylonian communism the "hammer of the whole earth". God's wrath will pass from Israel to the two Babylons in Daniel's Seventieth Week. He will open Israel's eyes by the ministry of their two prophets and finish the transgression wherein he rejected Messiah; making an end of his sin or unbelief, make reconciliations for iniquity and so-on (Daniel 9:24).
Esau/Edom has never ceased to persecute Israel. In their carnality they think they have stolen back Israel's birthright by perverting his religion in Babylonian Captivity, integrating with them under John Hyrcanus and marrying Canaanite (Sephardim) and Mongol Khazar (Ashkenazim) self-styled Jews into Israel, calling the hybrid mix "Jews", a word that did not exist in any language or appear in any Bible until 200 years ago.
The Jews are Babylon. Isn't that what Brother Branham said? Read Jeremiah 51:63-64 and Revelation 18:21. There are TWO Babylons. One is Vatican Rome, the other is the red Edomite Jews whose city of Los Angeles God will destroy with an earthquake, and who will bomb Rome off the face of the earth. The United States too.
According to Harnsworth's "History of the World", "Judaism was not evolved in Judah; it was in Babylon that Judaism first became that which it was and still is." Rather than being the religion of ancient Israel, Judaism is the religion of Israel's pagan enemy, Babylon. The authors state that the distinction between Israel and Judah "can best be expressed in the phrase, which may sound paradoxical, but yet aptly characterizes the true relationship of the two people: THE ISRAELITES WERE NOT JEWS" (Article "The Hebrew Peoples" by Dr. H. Winkler, L.M. King, Dr. R.G. Brandis and H.R. Hall, Vol. 3, pp 1781-4).
Jesus called the Pharisees "Serpent's seed", didn't He? Certainly He did, and linked them to Cain by saying it was their forefathers who killed Abel... and all the prophets God sent Israel (Matthew 23:33-35). Their religion was born, nourished and matured in Babylon for over 1,600 years, beginning with the Captivity.
Come on, saints! God sent us a prophet in these last days who "finished the mystery of God". Brother Branham said, "If one can't receive the revelation of Serpent's seed, you know the election is off". These things are no longer hidden from us.
Serpent's seed is Serpent's seed. The Bible, the Talmud, and the most eminent of Jewish scholars make this identification. A Judas would put them right into his pulpit. But those who are wise (and humble) know their God. They understand the Word, and God's elect will not be deceived on the revealed Word of God.
Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, eminent head of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America wrote, "... Judaism... Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes in name.. the spirit of the ancient Pharisees survives, unaltered..." (The Pharisees, The Sociological Background of Their Faith, p. XXI).
The religious worship known and practiced today under the name "Judaism" by so-called or self-styled "Jews" throughout the world was known and practiced in Judea in the time of Jesus under the name "Pharisaism" and based exclusively upon what came to be known as the Talmud. Jesus constantly charged that the Pharisees had violated and nullified the Law of Moses.
Matthew 23:2, "The Scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat", usurping his prophetic office (which is without forgiveness), giving forth as Mosaic Law their own foul permissions which they attribute to "oral" laws Moses handed down to "our crowd", unknown to the rest of the world.
(You can see here how the Zionists transplanted this concept into their Mormon "front" wherein Joseph Smith claimed to have received God's Word on tables of gold that were subsequently "lost". Don't entrust the Mormons with your gold . . . or your soul. Likewise Nazism is another transparently Jewish invention (penned for money on their behalf by Professor Karl von Ritter) and reflecting their unscriptural notion of a "master race" or "chosen people").
The Kings of the East
Returning to our discussion on Israel's deliverance, where are the elect Israelites who are delivered? Not in the outer courts with the Gentile Edomite Jews, but in Zion's Temple: the "naos" or Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. You will recall the Bride was given a rod in Revelation 11:1-2 to take a tithe from those whose lives met the measure of that Absolute. We see them in Revelation 15:2, having overcome, washed in the sea of judgment represented by the brazen laver Moses made from copper mirrors donated by the women.
They have received the revelation of their Seven Trumpet mysteries which were revealed by the two prophets. This revelation gathered the 144,000 to their Day of Atonement prior to the Seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles (that types the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ, their Son of David). In this scene God, reveals the Seven Vials, showing Israel that they were temporary judgments upon the non-elect church since Pentecost. Realizing God is no respecter of persons and that His Trumpet judgments upon Israel, and the Vials plagues upon the Gentiles are just, they give Him praise.
The Seven Vials of God's wrath were poured out upon the non-elect church some time after each Church Age to separate the foolish virgin from the unbelievers. We see this typed in Numbers 5 by The Ordeal of Jealousy. This mystery will be revealed to the 144,000 elect Israelites during their parousia so they can distinguish the wife of Messiah, and the foolish virgin, their Gentile companions in tribulation, from the false church, which will mastermind their persecution.
Revelation 16:10-11, "The fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds."
The fifth angel was Martin Luther whose Message to the Sardis Age was a double-edged sword, bringing grace and eternal Life to those who received and lived It, or a temporary judgment pending appeal at the White Throne to those who claimed they were Christians but were the synagogue of Satan.
Martin Luther is one Roman Catholic priest who was born-again. The baptism with the Holy Spirit that makes one a Christian comes by a clear revelation of the Word promised for that Age. The old desires die and the new Life becomes a written epistle of the Word of the hour.
The Word of God is the Holy Spirit in a form we can receive by faith. As everyone who stands in the rain becomes wet, so the Holy Spirit falls upon all who read or hear the Word without respect of persons (Matthew 5:45; Revelation 1:3). God's Word does not return to Him void, but accomplishes what was purposed (Isaiah 55:11).
Did you catch that? God's Word RETURNS to Him ... It is redeemed. All God can redeem or buy back is His Own Word. A life lived by the Word is that Word expressed, so we must recognize OUR day and become a written epistle of ITS Message in order to be redeemed. Those who refuse the Word for THEIR day have refused the Spirit. Their name is removed from the Book of Life and they have no hope in this world or in the world to come.
We must not impersonate the Word for a day gone-by but act-out the PRESENT Truth in our lives, and be recognized as such by all men.
Martin Luther was born-again by the revelation of justification by grace through faith. But that won't produce the new birth in you or I TODAY because God has unfolded a great deal more Word through 500 years of the Reformation of the Roman Catholic worship system, until finally, He has restored the fullness of the Word in these last days (Isaiah 28:8-13; Matthew 17:11; I Corinthians 13:10).
Where did Luther deliver his Message? Rome, the seat or throne of the beast (Revelation 2:13; 13:2). Luther tried to reform the Roman Catholic church, but she was earth-bound and power-hungry. Her political-minded popes who were declared infallible cared less for God's unchanging Word.
Luther's efforts at turning Rome back to God's Word were in vain. When the Light of God's Word was rejected, so was the Holy Spirit. And the kingdom of the beast was full of Darkness.
Blinded to the faith, and unable to answer Luther, they blasphemed God by not repenting, but maintained their dogma of justification by self-works. This denied all of the Old Testament types, and the necessity of Christ's substitutionary death, and rejected the Holy Spirit.
On October 31, 1999, the Lutheran denomination, "like a dog to its vomit," went back into fellowship with Babylon, Rome, fulfilling II Thessalonians 2:3. The apostacy of the once Protestant churches returning to mother Rome is another sign of the end-time.
I hadn't planned it but let's read the Sixth Vial. The ministry of John Wesley, the angel to the sixth Church Age, announced the fall of Babylon, Rome, because she had made all nations to imbibe of her false doctrine (Revelation 14:8). Jesus said, "My Word is Spirit, It is Life" (John 6:63). When Rome mixed or hybrid God's unchanging Word with man-made dogma they changed Life into DEATH and the Spirit was not present to repel the kings of the East, Cain's vagabond "citizens of the world".
Revelation 16:12-14, "And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the East might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet (the three stages of Satan's incarnation in "the man of sin, the son of perdition"). For they are the spirits of demons, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty".
Brother Branham recalled, "Going to Sunday school one morning (in 1933), I was caught away in a vision. "...Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, I said, "Now, there's going to be three great isms. Which is now in existence. One of them is in Rome, which is Fascism, and one of them is in Germany which is Nazism. And the other one is in Russia, which is Communism." I said, "Those three great isms is the unclean spirits that went out of the mouth of the false prophet, and the dragons, and so forth that will unite themselves together, speaking things that they should not, and they'll all beat at one another, until they'll finally wind up in one ism. And I predict that that will be communism. And communism will burn the Vatican city" (Faith Once Delivered unto the Saints, #55-0501).
He said, it was because (the Eastern division of) Rome sold grease candles and promoted the worship of icons and relics, instead of presenting Christ and the faith, that the Jew's Communism was able to take over Russia.
And it's because the church (so-called) has not presented the full Gospel without fear of offending either of the two Babylons that Communism has taken over the rest of the Western world.
The Prophet expanded on this a little further in 1961, "There was Communism, Fascism, Nazism. They were SPIRITS. Communism is a SPIRIT. It gets on you. See? It's a spirit. ..."
"...I believe it's a spirit, the sleeping virgin, confederation of church, Judaism on the rejecting of Christ, the Jews that rejected it, and Catholicism. Because you see ... it come out of the false prophet (See?), out of the mouth of the false prophet which was popery, from out of the beast. See? And all that where it come out of, you can see the backgrounds where it is."
"And that's the three unclean spirits that sets the whole world to Armageddon." (Thy House, #61-0808).
See the Hegelian dialectics of the Illuminati working these "isms" they finance, against one another, bringing the two Babylons -- Rome and Judaism -- into conflict behind these "fronts" (check the histories of Fascism, Nazism and Communism, you may be surprised) -- gathering the whole world into the final battle of Armageddon!
As the Babylonian church of Rome has worked through the centuries to destroy the faith of God's people, Babylonian Judaism conspired to subjugate and destroy Adam's race through wars, miscegenation, mis-education, corrupt morals, politics and commerce.
The river Euphrates ran through Babylon and was the eastern border or extremity of the Roman Empire. Here East and West met, and what little Holy Spirit Rome retained in her Babylonian form of nominal Christianity restrained the "kings of the East". Brother Branham said, the West wind up in Catholicism, and the East in Communism. The Illuminati plan a third and final major revolution to end all religions, and establish the final form of one world government under their Luciferian creed. However, this will become Armageddon and destroy all life on earth. For the victory will be the Lord's.
There was a time when Rome restricted Jewish aggression, by making canonical prohibitions against trusting Jews with public office. (Hear that, Mr. Clinton?) It required them to wear a distinctive sign, forbad them from holding Christians as slaves, outlawed usury, and the spread of Talmudic, Cabalistic and other nefarious literature with their vile calumnies against Christians. The Jewish Encyclopedia lists these popes (some of whom were Jews) and their consistent relations with the "Jews". It gives credit to the popes for stopping violence against them, for seeking to convert them, and securing certain rights for them in territories over which they exercised temporal power.
Michael Rodkinson, who translated the first English translation of the Babylonian Talmud in 1903 wrote, "From the time of Pope Innocent III, the Talmud was burned at the stake in nearly every century from the eleventh to the eighteenth in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and many other countries . . ." He discusses the disputations conducted by popes and kings in which the accusers of the Talmud were answered by its defenders. The results were always that: the criminality of the Talmud being revealed in all of its horror, the Talmud was ordered burned, expunged or censored.
Rodkinson continues, "Still what has been the result? The Talmud exists today, and not one letter in it is missing. It is true that persecutions against it by its enemies under the new name of anti- Semites, are still directed against it, while the government of Russia legislates against and restricts the rights of the nation which adheres to the Talmud." (That nation is not Israel of the Abrahamic covenant to whom God gave the Law through Moses, but the non-Semitic "Jews" of God's curse). "No modern persecutions, however, can seriously endanger its existence, and it would appear that the Talmud will also survive them and continue as long as the sky spans the earth."
As we have discussed, what referred to Israel can be applied to Messiah. The natural types the Spiritual. All Christ was He poured into His Church which shared glory with Him. But the FALSE church, being anti-Christ, is cast into the lake of Fire. Likewise Israel will be redeemed and share that glory -- all 144,000 of them. But FALSE Israel, being a curse and not a blessing, are accursed with the false church.
Genesis 12:3, "I will bless them that bless Abraham, and curse him who curses you: and in you shall all families in Adam's race be blessed".
Galatians 3:29, "If you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed by the baptism of the Holy Ghost which is the new birth". bb991205.htm
For Further Information Contact:
Bible Believers' Church
Currabubula, NSW 2342, Australia