Bible Believers' Newsletter 1002
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now . . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are so pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Our main article entitled "God created Man to be Immortal" explains how Adam surrendered immortality and forfeited our dominion over earth when he redeemed his sinful wife Eve, which means "mother of all living" and who should have been burned as the Bible says. However the first Adam was a foreshadow and type of our KINSMAN Redeemer, the last Adam, who surrendered His Life to redeem His sinful wife and raise human nature into union with the godhead as Beginner of the new creation of God Himself with eternal Life.
Aside from what remains of the "silence in heaven the space of about half an hour" that began when Christ opened the unwritten Seventh Seal in 1963, which is the mystery of the six written Seals, the unwritten mysteries of the seven thunders of Revelation 10, "time is no more" (Revelation 8:1; 10:6; Ephesians 1:10). The world church system is apostate and knows it not, and the monetary, economical and commercial systems are all bankrupt. The world is again falling apart but our gracious Lord has made a way of escape for His elected (Amos 3:7; Malachi 4:5, 6b; Revelation 10:7). Our feature article outlines that way. Our items of current news testify how the prophecies of scripture are coming to pass in real time. Sadly, most people cannot see or do not care to look.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Warnings of Financial Crash as Stock Markets continue to Surge
December 5, 2017 — Stock markets around the world were in a "bubble" . . . outcome of the policies adopted by the Federal Reserve and other major central banks of ultra-low interest rates and the pumping of trillions of dollars into the financial system . . . the biggest monetary policy experiment in history . . . BIS official Borio pointed to another reason for the soaring market valuations—the guarantee by the central banks that they stand ready to intervene to prop up the financial markets . . . in past periods, the mantra was that the role of the central banks was to take the punchbowl away as the party was getting under way, now it is to pour in more alcohol . . .
The fabulous monetary gains in financial markets are the result of the operations of fictitious capital . . . not the result of production of real wealth, achieved through expanded investment and production, but in the final analysis represent claims upon the surplus value extracted from the working population. To the extent that the demands of fictitious capital increase, through the escalation of asset and financial valuations, they have to be met by increasing the mass of surplus value on which ultimately they are a claim. Thus the rise of rise of financial markets is being accompanied by an escalating drive to force down wages and scrap social provisions, while at the same time creating the conditions for a collapse in the financial house of cards, with immense economic and social consequences. Full story: wsws.org
Comment: "When God sends forth a Message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God" (William Branham, Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 167:2-169:7; Amos 8:11).
Early next year, global stock markets will be worth US$100 trillion—U$40 trillion more than the value of stock markets during the GFC peak . . . It doesn't include derivatives like futures or options. US stocks may look expensive. But the problem is much bigger than just the stock market? The total global derivatives market has a 'conservative' estimate of US$544 trillion, a high-end estimate is US$2.1 quadrillion.
Might the world's markets be overstimulated . . . sweating profusely and getting the shakes, as if their meds were wearing off?
Trump & Netanyahu Conspire to make Jerusalem Israel's Capital & make Preparations to attack Iran
December 5, 2017 — Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is apparently now close to being indicted for corruption, is becoming increasingly desperate to cover up his alleged financial criminality. His strategy to deflect attention is to conspire with the Trump family for the US to collaborate in changing the status of Jerusalem from an 'international city affording access to all faiths,' to being the political capital of Israel. It is also alleged that he is colluding with the White House in making preparations for Israeli forces to attack Iran, presumably together with US troops and American F-35 strike aircraft . . . "Counter-intuitive though it may be to Israeli and most Western minds, Israel, not its Islamic enemies . . . is the aggressor in these . . . wars." Donald Trump has been given specific warnings by France and many other countries of both the East and West, that to change the status of the Holy City to the political capital of the Israeli state would be a disastrous mistake and a decision that would be immediately designated as illegal by the international community as . . . Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem . . . are a violation of international law . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Jerusalem Israel's capital? Absolutely prophetic timing (Isaiah 13:6-16; Zechariah 14:1-2; Revelation 16:19; UN Resolution 181 of 1947). Turkey's P.M. Erdogan warned that any move to back Israel's claim to the city would mobilise "the entire Islamic world." Overseas Jews are being grilled on arrival at Israel's airport about their political views. Some have signed a "good behaviour oath"—a pledge to avoid anti-occupation activities. Already Jewish supporters of boycotts can be denied entry.
Escalated Israeli Aggression on Syria: begging for War
December 5, 2017 — Despite significant progress toward defeating US-supported terrorists in Syria, conflict resolution is far from achieved—not as long as Washington and Israel want war and regime change. On Monday evening, for the second time in three days, an Israeli warplane flying illegally in Lebanese airspace fired multiple missiles at Syria's Jamarya military facility and research center, northwest of Damascus . . . Washington and Israel support ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorists in Syria. Netanyahu threatened war if Iran maintains a permanent military presence in the country—its legitimate right, invited by Damascus to be there. Iranian military personnel are largely helping in an advisory capacity from Syrian bases, none of its own as falsely reported. Netanyahu gave Damascus an ultimatum . . . a near-declaration of war . . .
The only language Washington and Israel understand is force. Destroying incoming IDF missiles and its attacking warplanes close to Syrian territory will show Netanyahu his aggression will be forcefully countered . . . Sophisticated Russian air defense systems can destroy air-to-ground missiles with pinpoint accuracy. It's high time they're used to defend Syrian territory from aerial aggression. Otherwise, it's likely to escalate.
Full story: globalresearch.ca
US & S. Korea begging for War with N. Korea. Preparation for Military Onslaught
December 3, 2017 — On November 23, the US and South Korea confirmed they will be deploying yet another menacing military demonstration against North Korea, with 230 aircraft, including F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and F-35 aircraft, 12,000 US personnel, with the participation of the US marines and navy. This preparation for military onslaught against the DPRK, called 'Vigilant Ace,' will begin on December 4, and this "Sword of Damocles," which the US and South Korea hold over North Korea is a perpetual form of terrorism. Confronted with these constant and deadly military threats and intolerable provocations, the DPRK had no alternative but to increase its defense, and on November 28 tested another ballistic missile.
The total denial, or ignorance of historic context displayed by too many UN Security Council members, regarding the DPRK, is endangering world peace. To say, as some have at the Security Council, that the DPRK is not only a regional threat, but a global threat reveals a distorted perception verging on paranoia, and an avoidance of truth. Such reckless and irresponsible hyperbole, in the present explosive context, is itself instigation to a war which threatens the survival of humanity. Crocodile tears hypocritically shed, regarding the situation of human rights in the DPRK are shameful, particularly coming from countries whose historic records on human rights abuses are notorious . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
US Military invests in 'Doomsday Genetics' Technology: What if we do Something Irreversible
December 4, 2017 — Amid United Nations fears that genetic extinction technology could be used by militaries, a United States military agency has invested $100 million in the doomsday biological technology that can wipe out an entire species . . . Scientists now have the knowledge and the tools they need to create and deliver Doomsday genes which can selectively target and exterminate an entire species. And to make matters worse, emails released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), suggest that the United States' uber-secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has become the world's largest funder of this "gene drive" research and will heighten international tensions further ahead of a UN expert committee meeting in Montreal beginning on Tuesday.
The UN is debating a ban on this technology as several southern countries fear the application of using extinction technology. The use of genetic extinction technologies in bioweapons is the stuff of nightmares, but so far, known research is focused entirely on pest control and the elimination of diseases. The key word there being "known" . . . Full story: shtfplan.com
Comment: See newsletter 1000; 'Ethnic Bomb' feared as US Air Force Confirms Collection of Russian DNA, and Collecting Russian DNA? Confronting the Threat of Ethnic-Specific Bioweapons.
Flynn set to testify Trump told Him to contact Russians during Campaign
December 1, 2017 — Robert Costello, the former deputy chief of the Criminal Division for the US Attorney's Office of New York's southern district, said Flynn's guilty plea is "highly significant" for Mueller's team. "This can clearly create problems for Donald Trump," Costello said.
Flynn may have violated the obscure Logan Act, a 1799 law barring citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. "Unless you're the US government, you're simply not allowed to contact the Russian government to discuss policy. That's just a fact" . . . "President Trump is certainly more concerned today than he was yesterday," Costello added . . .
"If this is the entirety of the plea deal, the best explanation for why Mueller would agree to it is that Flynn has something very valuable to offer in exchange: damaging testimony on someone else." Costello, a registered Republican, said he believes Mueller's probe could lead to Trump's exit from the White House. "He will clearly continue to work up the chain, it's the standard game plan," Costello said. "They try to get as many people to cooperate as possible, before they take final action, whatever that might be.
"In this case I think it could be impeachment," he added. Full story: readersupportednews.org
Comment: If Joe Brandt's spiritual dreams were of the Lord Mr. Trump must somehow cease to be president, and that wicked Kenyan Jew, CIA puppet Barack Obama, regarded as president by a segment of the US population. If so, we are at the end of the Christian dispensation.
Identification and Tracking in the Brave New World–RFID Chips and You
January 26, 2010 — An RFID is a microchip with an attached antenna. The microchip contains stored information which can be transmitted to a reader and then to a computer . . . Active RFID's have an internal power source such as a battery. This allows the tag to send signals back to the reader, so if I have a RFID on me and it has a battery, I can just send a signal to a reader wherever it is. They can receive and store data, and be read at a further distance than the passive RFID's . . . the current batteries in the RFID's can last for over a hundred years, because of their self-generating power. Ultrawideband (UWB) allows the small battery operated RFID tag to be sensed over fairly wide areas. For instance, GE Aircraft Engines in Ohio has installed five readers in the factory and it covers over 30,000 square feet so they can track everything within that area with only the five readers. That gives you an idea of the distance that can be covered by an RFID tag that might be on you or on equipment.
The readers can transmit over telephone or by internet to computers and they use satellites as well. For example, Digital Angel has signed contracts with satellite providers to transmit their data for military personnel location beacons (PLBs). These beacons use the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system. This system has some 400,000 digital beacons around the world and it's rising to some 900,000. By the year 2009 they plan to have a GL stationary satellite system that will enable them to find the location and details of any beacon . . . Full story: beyondmoney.net
Comment: Excellent article except for the foolish interpretation of scripture at the finish. Makes one appreciate the value of the more recently developed blockchain coding that eliminates middlemen, central banks, governments, other third-parties and their margins. Microsoft is using blockchain coding to develop new technologies and business ventures; J.P. Morgan is using it to create a high-speed, 100% private transaction network for the financial industry and to reduce staff, and IBM, the ASX, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet and St. George Bank.
CIA Agent confesses on Deathbed: 'I killed Bob Marley'
December 1, 2017 — A 79-year-old retired officer of the CIA, Bill Oxley, has made a series of stunning confessions since he was admitted to the Mercy Hospital in Maine on Monday and told he has weeks to live. He claims he committed 17 assassinations for the American government between 1974 and 1985, including the music icon Bob Marley.
Mr. Oxley, who worked for the CIA for 29 years as an operative with top-level security clearances, claims he was often used as a hitman by the organization, to assassinate individuals who could represent a threat to the goals of the agency. Trained as a sniper and marksman, Mr. Oxley also has significant experience with more unconventional methods of inflicting harm upon others, like poisons, explosives, induced heart attacks and cancer . . . Full story: yournewswire.com
Comment: Sounds like he was trained by the Society of Jesus (so-called) and took the Jesuit Oath, youtube.com
God created Man to be Immortal
Wisdom of Solomon 2:23 – 3:1, "For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of His own eternity. Nevertheless through envy of the Devil death came into the world: and they that do hold of his side do find it. But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of the Lord, and there no torment shall touch them".
The Wisdom of Solomon is a non-canonical Jewish work written in Greek, the lingua franca of that day, composed in Alexandria (Egypt) late in the first century AD with the aim of bolstering the faith of the Jewish community in a hostile Greek world. The author's prime literary source was the Septuagint. These three verses provide a context for our lesson today.
The Bible is the story of God changing His form or unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the flesh of His glorified Family. The last Adam Jesus Christ is the Beginner and . . . "the beginning of the creation of God." Not the beginning of God's creation which is the stars and rivers and trees, but the beginning of God creating Himself in the NEW CREATION of God-men by redeeming an election from the old creation of the first Adam and his fallen race. Not a second of third person but the one Person, the first of ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of persons—less than two thousand years ago (Daniel 7:10; Revelation 3:14; 5:11).
The greatest battle ever fought is between Light and darkness, faith and reason, Life and death, and the Bible shows how the love of the first Adam in redeeming his sinful wife sold our dominion over earth to Satan and reduced all men to mere mortals, "for the wages of sin is death" (Romans 5:16-21; 6:23). It explains how the last Adam through the obedience of faith surrendered His own sinless Life for the offences of His wife, and was raised again for our justification. Hereby human nature is being raised into union with the godhead and He will never be lonely again (Romans 8:28-39).
In 129BC Judah's high priest king John Hyrcanus I engaged mercenaries, conquered Edom, then forcibly assimilated them in about 126BC. "They were hereafter no other than Jews" (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, XIII, 9:1). The Pharisees who disputed with Jesus in John 8 were Abraham's seed but inevitably the more numerous non-Semitic Serpent's seed Edomite Jews of Esau's Hittite wives and not Semitic Israelites of Jacob's seed.
"The Lord said, I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau . . . Edom is the land of wickedness: the people against whom the Lord has indignation forever" (Malachi 1:4; Romans 9:13).
"Edom is in modern Jewry" (The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1925 edition, Vol. 5, Page 41). "The Edomites were conquered by John Hyrcanus who forcibly converted them to Judaism, and from then on they constituted a part of the Jewish people, Herod being one of their descendants" (The Standard Jewish Encyclopedia, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1966, p. 594. Also The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia, 1977, p. 589). "From this time the Idumeans became an inseparable part of the Jewish people" (Encyclopedia Judaica, Jerusalem, in Volume 8, p. 1,147).
"When, years before, John Hyrcanus had forced Judaism on the Idumeans he evidently conjectured that the new, though unwilling, converts could learn to identify their own destiny with that of his people" (The Jews, their History, Culture, and Religion, p. 121). "Jews began in the 19th century to call themselves Hebrews and Israelites in 1860" (Encyclopedia Judaica, 1971 Vol 10:23).
". . . this would mean that their ancestors came not from the Jordan but from the Volga; not from Canaan but from the Caucasus, once believed to be the cradle of the Aryan race; and that GENETICALLY THEY ARE MORE RELATED TO THE HUN, UIGUR, AND MAGYAR TRIBES THAN TO THE SEED OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB . . ." (Arthur Koestler, The Thirteenth Tribe, Random House, 1976, p. 17).
John 8:31-47, "Then said Jesus to those Judeans who believed on Him, If you continue in My Word, you will truly be My disciples; you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. The [unbelieving multitude] replied, We are Abraham's seed, and [unlike the Israelites who were in perennial bondage under Egypt, Moab, Ammon, the Philistines, Babylon, Assyria, Persia and from that time to the present day, Rome] we have never been in bondage to anyone. How is it that you say, You will be made free?"
"Jesus answered them, Truly, truly I say to you, Everyone who commits sin is a servant to sin. And the servant does not continue in the house forever: but the Son continues forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. I know that you are Abraham's seed; yet you seek to kill Me, because My Word finds no place in you. I speak what I have seen with My Father: and you do what you have heard from your father".
"They answered him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham, but now you seek to kill me, a man who told you the truth which I have heard from God: this is not what Abraham did. You do the works of your father."
[Conscious of their lineage and that bastards were excluded from the congregation (Deuteronomy 23:2) these Pharisees became defensive]. "They told Him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; I did not come of My own accord, but He sent Me. Why don't you understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear My Word [as Cain could not bear to hear Abel's words]. You are of your father the Devil, and your wish is to do your father's desires." [Satan instigated Herod to seek to destroy the infant Jesus, and tempted Him to destroy Himself as He was entering His public ministry; often he stirred the Scribes and Pharisees to stone or kill Him some other way; and at last put it into the heart of one of His disciples. This selfsame lust and insatiable desire has prevailed in the Jews from the death of Christ to this day, nor could anything divert them from it; this proved the Devil to be their father, and them to be his children. They call themselves "the destroyers" whose Hebrew name is "Abaddon, but in Greek it is "Apollyon" (Revelation 9:11).
In "You Gentiles" (Harcourt, Brace & Co, New York, 1924), Maurice Samuels well explained Genesis 3:15 and the irreconcilable conflict between the seed of Cain and the children of Adam: "There are two life forces in the world I know: Jewish and Gentile, ours and yours . . . I do not believe that this primal difference between Gentile and Jew is reconcilable. You and we may come to an understanding, never to a reconciliation. There will be irritation between us as long as we are in intimate contact. For nature and constitution and vision divide us from all of you forever" (p. 19, 23). "We Jews, we are the destroyers and will remain the destroyers. Nothing you can do will meet our demands and needs. We will forever destroy because we want a world of our own" (p. 155)].
"Satan was a murderer from the beginning, and could not stay in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies he speaks naturally for he is a liar and the father of liars [who are the Devil's children. That is, the Jews (John 8:38, 40, 42, 44)]. He did not abide a holy Cherub in his first estate of innocence, Light and Truth but misused his free moral agency and lied, deceiving Eve; then he murdered our first parents, transforming them from immortality to mortality with the objective of usurping the kingdom from Michael. And made many men lower than the animals, hence in the Book of Revelation such men are called "beasts" (Gk.) 'therion,' wild beasts, metaphorically, brutal, savage, ferocious bestial men.
Ezekiel 28:15, "Lucifer was perfect in his ways from the day that he was created, till iniquity was found in him".
Romans 5:12-15, "Therefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the Law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the type of Jesus Messiah, the KINSMAN Redeemer that was to come [and meet sin's price]".
When Adam took Eve back to himself he forfeited his dominion and ours to Satan, the god of this evil age. The Word of God is forever settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89). Before one speck of stardust was made, that Word (God's Law) was there EXACTLY AS IT IS WRITTEN IN OUR BIBLE. Now the Word teaches us that if a woman leaves her husband and goes with another man she is an adulteress and is no longer married and the husband is not to take her back. [Eve should have been burned (Leviticus 21:9; Revelation 17:16; 18:8-20)]. That Word was true in Eden as it was true when Moses wrote it in the Law. The Word can't change. Adam took her back. He knew exactly what he was doing, but he did it anyway. She was a part of him, and he was willing to take her responsibility upon himself. He would not let her go. So Eve conceived by him. He knew she would. He knew exactly what would happen to the human race, and he sold the human race into sin that he might have Eve, for he loved her (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 104:1).
John 8:45-47, "[Satan is a liar] . . . But because I speak the truth, you don't believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? If I tell you the truth, why don't you believe Me? He who is of God hears the Words of God: the reason you do not hear them is because you are not of God."
I John 3:8-12, "He who commits sin [unbelief] is of the Devil; for the Devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the Devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for His Seed [which is the revealed Word of the hour, "the present Truth" (Luke 8:11; II Peter 1:12)] remains in him: and he cannot sin [or disbelieve], because he is born of God (I Peter 1:22-25). In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the Devil: whosoever does not do right is not of God, neither he that does not love his brother. For this is the Message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous".
The world church system and all those sincere people caught up in its web are terribly confused, seeking to be born-again by learning the written Word, and that is good, and seeking or operating the gifts of the Spirit as if this were the new birth. The new birth, which is the baptism with the Holy Ghost comes simply and automatically by understanding "the present Truth" and seeing that part of God's Word live through you.
Like the 'rapture,' the new birth is a revelation. The scribes and Pharisees called Jesus "Beelzebub," a name of Satan meaning 'lord of the house.' They were good men but their second-hand religion was intellectual learning of the educated guesses of intellectual men long dead. Jesus said, "Not everyone who says, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many denominationals will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? spoken with unknown tongues, and in Your Name cast out demons? and in You Name done many wonderful works? Then will I profess to them, I never knew you [as elect]: depart from Me, you that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:21-23).
Like the denominational Pharisees and Sadducees, those in today's world church system have no representation of predestination. No evidence of faith; "they are not His sheep because they cannot hear His Voice" (John 10:1-5).
John 4:1-42, "Walking from Judea to Galilee, Jesus rested on the well outside Sychar, a city in Samaria. It was between 9.00 a.m. and noon when a Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said, "Give me to drink." She replied, How is it that You, being a Judean asks a drink from me, being a woman of Samaria, for the Judeans have no dealings with Samaritans [as today's Israeli self-styled Jews have no dealings with Palestinians. Jesus said, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks, you would have asked of Him, and He would have given you living water."
"The woman said, Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then do you have that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said, everyone that drinks of this water will thirst again: but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; but the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into eternal Life. The woman said to Him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, nor come all the way hither to draw. Jesus said, Go, call your husband, and come here."
"The woman answered, I have no husband. Jesus said, You have well said, "I have no husband." For you have had five husbands; and the man you now have is not your husband. [Jesus was God, the Word manifest in virgin-born flesh to play the part of KINSMAN Redeemer for Adam and his fallen race. As the Word, He could discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12-13, "The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And no creature is hidden from His sight: but all things are opened and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do."
"The woman said to him, Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and you people say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus replied, Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when neither in this mountain, nor still in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father. You worship that which you do not know: we know what we worship: for salvation comes through Judah [and no Judahite ever worshipped a trinity]. But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such people to worship Him. God is one Spirit [not two Spirits and one Man]: and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth [which is faith, a clear understanding of the mind of God in you]."
"The woman said to Him, I know that Messiah is coming, He who is called Christ: when He comes, He will tell us all things [and "discern the thoughts and intents of the heart" as You have]. Jesus said to her, I who speak to you am He".
At this point His disciples came, and marvelled that He talked with a woman on the low level assigned her by the rabbinical views which, like Islam and the Orthodox church, held that women were incapable of religious instruction . . . The woman left her heavy waterpot, and ran into the city to share the good news and the Samaritans came to see Him. He preached for two days after which they testified, "Now we believe, not because of her saying: for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world"!
God allocated a specific portion of His Word to each of the nine dispensations of the Christian dispensation, and an appropriate measure of His Spirit to quicken His Word to the understanding of His elect. This revelation quickened the souls of the elect in their age. But what quickened the souls of the elect in the Sardis Church Age to which Martin Luther was the messenger would only produce a foolish virgin in the succeeding Philadelphia Church Age whose angel was John Wesley, for God added another line, another precept, the further revelation of scriptural holiness to Martin Luther's Message of justification by grace by faith. And so-on throughout the Church Ages, so you see if we hope to be born-again "we must walk in the Light as Christ is in the Light" and not impersonate the Word for a day gone by (I John 1:7). Once past moves of God denominate they cannot receive any subsequent move of the Spirit because they have organized under the leadership of men. They are not born-again; denominations are just the world with God's Name on it perishing in the wilderness like the Israelites.
When we are born physically we take the nature of our earthly parents like the Jews of John 8:44 who were liars and murderers, and the reprobates and Cainites of I John 3:6-12. For our natural birth is the result of Eve heeding Satan's wisdom instead of waiting for the Lord to reveal the mystery of procreation to her prophet husband. Thus "shapen in iniquity (by Adam); and conceived in sin [unbelief] by mother [Eve] . . . [we] come into the world speaking lies" (Psalm 51:5; 58:3). Taking the nature of our earthly parents and this world whose prince is Satan, we must be born-again spiritually, child-trained and chastened of the Lord in order to receive the nature of our heavenly Parent (Hebrews 12:7-8).
The human being is comprised of a body which is the 'house' in which he lives, a mortal spirit that activates the brain and powers the body, and a soul. You are not your body which must return to the dust whence it came. You are not your spirit which like a charge of electricity will go to ground bringing death to your old 'house.' You are your soul which will continue in a dimension and realm you have determined by the decisions made in this life. The spirit of mortal life and the soul enter the body at live birth; the body and spirit become conscious of the world and the things of the world. And as we grow in understanding and self-confidence we desire to satisfy the senses of our flesh—see, touch, taste, hear and smell, and our mortal spirit—memory, affection, conscience, imagination, and reasoning, given us to contact this world. Meanwhile, our soul remains "dead in trespasses and sins" subject to the desires of our ten worldly senses until it is quickened by "the present Truth"—what Jesus is doing now. Thus, the first husband of our soul is the worldly nature of Satan.
That old nature ruling the ten senses of our flesh and mortal spirit which in turn rule the unregenerate soul has to die before we can be born-again. That old husband must be dead to you before you can consummate the invisible union with the Word of the hour in a new birth.
God is in the cleaning business: redeeming souls from unbelief—not replacing them. Your old worldly nature must be changed to a new nature, or Husband by the threefold process of justification, sanctification and the baptism with the Holy Spirit. God works in threes, like body, soul and spirit; shout, Voice and trump; Father, Son and Holy Ghost; subject, predicate and copula; mineral, vegetable and animal.
First you hear Jesus' proposal of marriage. "Come unto Me, all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest (sabbath) unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).
Quickly you respond to the call, separating to the Word from your fornication with the world and the things of the world. A betrothal is a marriage, so you "Repent, and are baptized for the remission of sins in the Name of your new Husband, LORD JESUS CHRIST, with the promise that if you abide in Him you will receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to the Israelites and their children, to us Gentiles who are afar off, even to as many as the Lord our God shall ever call, both Israelites and Gentiles".
Theologians term the betrothal Justification by grace through faith, for you are not simply forgiven your fornication with the world; your past sins are remitted and you are just. It is as though you never did those things, for they are placed in the sea of God's forgetfulness never to be remembered anymore.
You are looking forward to your wedding day with great anticipation. You put away that old husband, and as you become more acquainted with the nature of your Betrothed, you desire to please the Word. Oh, my, I must not cut my hair or wear clothes that pertain to a man. Or I must quit wearing sissy shorts and rule my own house. This is called Sanctification. It is a process of putting away or divorce, cleansing your mind for holiness and bringing your body subject by obedience to the revealed Word of God (Psalm 51:9-13). This will be ongoing throughout your time in this world.
Sometimes you will be tempted and even 'backslide.' Old habits die hard but you press on in the strength of the Lord, your eyes focused on the heavenly Promise and not on your earthly circumstances, for the prize is only to the Overcomer!
At last the great day arrives when you enter a clear revelation of the Word for your day. The Bible becomes a new Book. The Pillar of Fire burns out the lusts of that old worldly nature that held your soul captive to the desires of your flesh and mortal spirit for the things of the world, and the Holy Spirit unites with your soul (Matthew 3:11). "What God has joined together, let not man put asunder." The wedding band of "agape" has sealed you into Christ to the day of your redemption in glorified flesh. You have the mind of Christ and you are one with the Word, bearing His Life, and pregnant with the Token on display. The marriage is consummated by the baptism with the Holy Ghost which is your new birth.
God is redeeming this earth by the same threefold process. It was justified in the days of Noah's Flood: that washed away the evidence of past sin but the Devil was still present. Then it was sanctified by the Blood of Jesus Christ but one day it will be burned by fire and the Holy Spirit will annihilate all evil spirits and past history, renewing not only this earth but the heavens also.
Three is the first of four perfect numbers.
Three denotes divine perfection;
Seven denotes spiritual perfection, completion, and rest;
Ten denotes ordinal perfection; and
Twelve denotes governmental perfection.
The number three points us to what is real, essential, perfect, substantial, complete, and Divine.
God also works in sevens. There will be seven thousand years of man's habitation on earth before the renewed heavens and earth are prepared. For six thousand years man laboured against sin, the seventh millennium of completion and rest lies ahead. There will be a seventh Trumpet Judgment upon Israel before the nation is born in one day—all 144,000 of them, and a seventh Vial of God's wrath will pour upon the nominal church before the true vine is resurrected and glorified.
We live in the holy convocation following the seventh Church Age that ended in 1963 when the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was baptised into Christ. (Gk.) 'chronos' time and the 2,000-year delay of Christ's mediation for the ignorance of the Church Age saints is over, pending the completion of "the silence in heaven the space of about half an hour" (Revelation 8:1; 10:6). This is confirmed by Ephesians 1:10-14: "in the dispensation of the fulness of (Gk.) 'kairos' [opportunity] times, [or seven Church Ages of PART-Word, redemption is over for His end-time Bride being predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word was fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary and has no need of intercession]. Now He is gathering together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven [the departed Church Age saints], and which are on earth [Christ's end-time Bride "who are alive and remain"]; even in Him: in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of His own will: that we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom you [like the Samaritans of John 4] also trusted, after that you heard the Word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest [downpayment, surety, token or evidence] of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory".
There will be no more dispensations, we are at the end. "God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of His own eternity." We are only waiting for the last elect to recognize their day and its Message. Then He will take us to the Wedding Supper in the sky and the great reunion. You be there. nl1002.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.