Bible Believers' Newsletter 1004
"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.
2018 has witnessed promised signs and prophecies of scripture coalesce to reality: visualised on television, broadcast on radio, published in print and on the 'net unrecognized by souls imprisoned now. I believe the first quarter will be seminal and admonish everyone who reads this issue, "to strip off and cast aside every encumbrance that impedes or slows you down, and the sin which so deftly clings to your feet and entangles you, and let us run with patient endurance the race that is set before us." Simplify your life, redeem the time, study to show yourself approved unto God and make your calling and election sure" before the ides of Nisan".
Ninety-nine days . . . "Oh, he was just making a fool out of you. If he'd of got somebody he'd got one of the them."
"But he promised me. I'm looking for him." Amen. I am too.
It kept getting later and later. The day finally arrived. A certain hour he was to be there; she hadn't even heard from him, but she knowed he'd be there. So she dressed up in her wedding clothes, got things ready. So then they really did laugh . . . and none of the girls had heard nothing about it. So it was all a mysterious thing to them.
Sure it is. But this girl just upon the basis of his word that he'd be back for her. So they got to laughing, and put their hands around one another, dancing around there, said, "Ahhh," (laughing, you know, like that), said, "Poor little silly kid."
She just stood there—not a bit of blushing. She was struggling, you know. (His Bride has made herself ready.) She kept holding her flowers, waiting. They said, "Now, I told you it was wrong. See, he ain't coming."
Said, "I got five more minutes. He will be here." Oh, they just laughed. And just about the time the old clock ticked up to five minutes, they heard the horses a-galloping, sand rolling under the wheels. The old buckboard stopped. She jumped from between them and out the door, and he jumped out of the carriage, and she fell into his arms; he said, "It's all over now, honey"; left her little old cousins (denominations) setting there looking. She went to her Home.
Jesus said, "no man knows the day and hour." He did not say no man could know the year, month or week in which His Coming was to be completed. For Christ's end-time Bride that is written in Leviticus 23 and Matthew 27. Moses and Daniel foretold the year, month, day and hour in which He would be crucified: because of apostasy none of the priests or rabbis recognized what was written. Almost 2,000 years later "the heart of this people is fat, their ears heavy, and their eyes shut; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed". Now that the Gentile churches are materially rich and have need of nothing but spiritually they are wretched and miserable, bankrupt of faith, blind to God's Word, naked of the Blood—and know it not, Israel's time and our Home going are nigh.
Our feature article, "The Consistency of God's Word" demonstrates from the Old and New Testaments where we stand with respect to the ides of Nisan. The first news item with commentary, global and national economies, sustained high commodity prices, overpriced stocks and real estate, continued low interest rates, corruption in high places, the general dearth of leadership, political and monetary instability promise indicate why "men's hearts will fail from dread and apprehension concerning events that will transpire at the dispensation change" (Luke 1:26).
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.
US to attack North Korea before March?
By Jim Rickards © 2017 (commentary and emphasis added)
December 19, 2017 — The most important financial or geopolitical issue in the world today is a coming war between the US and North Korea, probably in the next twelve weeks. How can I be so sure about the timing? In a private conclave in Washington DC on October 20, 2017, CIA Director Mike Pompeo told a small think tank group (including me) that it would be imprudent to assume it would take North Korea more than 'five months' to have a reliable arsenal of nuclear-armed ICBM missiles. These could strike US cities and kill millions of Americans. ["Silly women laden led away with diverse lusts" titillated with the CIA's 'private conclave' psyop].
Five months from October 20, 2017 is March 20, 2018. That's an outside date but the war will likely begin before then. That would create an element of surprise—and avoid the surprise of a faster than expected deployment of strategic weapons by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . . . [Jolly sporting of you to warn him, Old Boy. Do you seriously believe you can goad President Kim to attack the USA]? We managed to live with a nuclear armed Russia and China [and Israel] during the Cold War. We relied on deterrence, containment, sanctions, diplomacy, and eventually arms treaties to avoid a nuclear war. Why not do the same with Kim?
President Trump's National Security Advisor, General H. R. McMaster answered that question at our Washington conclave also. He said acceptance of a nuclear-armed North Korea is 'unacceptable.' The US will stop North Korea from acquiring its nuclear capability in the first place rather than learning to live it. The reasons for this are many. None of the other nuclear-armed powers ever threatened to attack the United States unless attacked first [North Korea has repeatedly stated it will not attack the united States except in self defence following a US attack].
North Korea has threatened to attack and destroy the US many times. The best approach for dealing with threats from dictators is to take them at their word [Untruth].
Adolph Hitler told the world in the 1920s that he would unite Germany, conquer Europe and kill Jews. He did so in the 1930s and 1940s [Another BIG lie].
Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States in 1996 and again in 1998. In 2001 he attacked New York and Washington and left thousands of Americans dead in Manhattan, Virginia and Pennsylvania [All egregious lies. Osama bin Laden was a CIA employee]!
When Kim Jong Un says he will attack the United States with nuclear weapons, it is reckless to believe otherwise. [He has explicitly stated He will never attack the united States except in self-defence following a US first strike].
Other consequences of a nuclear-armed North Korea include the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Japan and South Korea (for defensive reasons), and Iran (for offensive reasons, using technology provided by North Korea). [Iran has not invaded another country for centuries and has not sought nuclear weapons].
Once Iran has nuclear weapons, [Dönmeh Jew-ruled] Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and [Dönmeh Jew-ruled] Turkey will follow. In short, a nuclear-armed North Korea leads quickly to nuclear weapons in six other countries, many mutually hostile to each other and the US. [Ad hoc chutzpah! History records 200 years of US belligerence. The apostate US is a rogue state and the image to the Roman beast of Revelation 13:11-18. Like Imperial and papal Rome the Jewish-controlled US and her deceived allies are ignorantly murdering innocent people in the Middle East and North Africa to create an unscriptural 'Greater Israel' [sic]. Non-Semitic Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's public edict in 2002 on leaving the US prison cell of convicted CIA traitor, Mossad spy Jonathan Pollard was: "Once we squeeze all we can out of the US, it can dry up and blow away." Edomite Jew Herod the Great "slew all the children in Bethlehem, and its environs, from two years and under" hoping to kill the infant his rival to the throne, Jesus. Likewise, militaries of the Jews' Empire of the City of London and occupied countries are set to slaughter the genuine blood descendents of Israel still living in the now Muslim lands of the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian Empires after 2,500 years "for fear of the Jews"].
Kim saw that Libyan leader Qaddafi gave up his nuclear weapons. Libya was then invaded by NATO, and Qaddafi was killed [to control oil reserves and prevent the creation of an independent hard currency in Africa that would free the continent from economic bondage under the USD and IMF. Qaddafi was one of the great men of the century. Libya's democracy and living standards were superior to Western nations. The US should not boast its dastardly assassination of Col. Qaddafi, and the genocide and destruction of Libya under lesbian Secretary of State, Jewess Hillary Clinton and homosexual Jewish President Obama].
Iraq's Saddam Hussein had a nuclear weapons program in the 1980s, which he gave up after the first Gulf War. Years later a US coalition invaded Iraq and Saddam was hanged. [US vassal Saddam Hussein built the most modern state in the Middle East—destroyed by US and UK treachery and genocide to protect the USD and control oil reserves. The man who was hanged was a double with an "under bite;" definitely not Saddam Hussein who had an "over bite"].
Ukraine gave up nuclear weapons it acquired after the break-up of the former Soviet Union. Later Russia invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea and occupied parts of Eastern Ukraine. [The US funded a coup d'état, and invaded the Ukraine with mercenaries to steal Khazaria, the true homeland of well over 90% of world Jewry according to Jewish encyclopaedias. Their strategy is to reconquer and re-communize Russia to realize the totalitarian one world government promised by the Babylonian Talmud and refused by Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:8-9)].
Iran has a nuclear weapons program that it has not given up. The mullahs who rule Iran are still standing. [Not peaceful Iran: non-Semitic, anti-Semitic faux Israel has a nuclear weapons program it will not give up] . . .
In the first place, Kim believes we're bluffing. He bases that partly on Obama's failed 'red line' on Syrian use of chemical and biological weapons. [The chemical weapons were supplied by US to ISIS/Daesh et al mercenaries recruited, funded and trained by US Marines].
Syria used the weapons anyway, and Obama did nothing. Kim took notes. He believes the US is a paper tiger. [US mercenaries "used the weapons anyway," YOU "took notes," and lied through your teeth] . . .
China also believes the US is bluffing. I learned this recently during lunch at an exclusive club in Washington DC with one of the top geopolitical strategists in China and an advisor to the Chinese leadership. [YOU are "bluffing." Name this good mensch]! . . .
The potential damage is real, but the US sees that as a necessary cost of ending the North Korean threat once and for all. No American flag officer will trade Seattle for Seoul. We live in a new hard-nosed 'America First' world. The South Koreans and Japanese understand this. That's why they're cooperating with us in ending the threat from North Korea. [But "the threat" is from the US and these patsies, not North Korea].
The situation will not improve for them if we do nothing. Once North Korea has a nuclear arsenal, blackmail of Japan, and an invasion of South Korea are just a matter of time. [However, if the Jew-controlled US minds her own business and serves the American people rather than non-Semitic political Zionists there can be NO "collateral damage" anywhere in the world].
The US hopes to mitigate the collateral damage with a fearsome combination of cyber-warfare, psychological warfare, special operations, massive bombing, and limited air and amphibious invasion. ["Boo"! The USSR won World War II, and scripturally the US will not win a war. Her bloody destiny in Revelation 13 would make a Bolshevik Jew blush]!
The US also has secret weapons technology including the hypersonic Waverider drone (launched from B-52 mother ships) and a microwave drone that can 'fry' North Korean missile launching systems. When the war starts, North Korea won't know what hit them. ["Ooh Boo"! Such propaganda could only be imagined by the same golem that fabricated the holocaust Hoax that 'fried' six million so-called Jews in World War I, a further six million by Jew-ruled Soviet Russia between the wars, and 'fried' yet another six million so-called Jews in World War II, wrapped 64 million Jewish children in scrolls and burned them alive (Talmud, Gittin 58a), and Vespasian killed 4 billion Jews in the city of Bethar (Talmud, Gittin 57b, etc.
According to scripture, the US will be devastated by unprecedented tectonic activity at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trumpet and Seventh Vial before their military fires a shot! In an instant the USD will crash, the global economy will collapse, millions will perish, mainland America will be invaded and briefly occupied, and the global depression will be worse than the Great Depression].
I assess the probable outcomes in North Korea as follows . . . wars have historically been good for stocks as defence contractors, manufacturers, miners, technology firms and other sectors ramp up to meet wartime demands. [Sounds good for the banksters and the Deep State].
War also typically results in inflation as the Fed stays on hold in terms of nominal interest rates and capacity constraints are hit. The government can delay inflation with wage and price controls, but it always emerges sooner or later as it did in 1919 and 1946 after the First and Second World Wars respectively, and again in the late 1970s after the Vietnam War . . . The mainstream media are not telling you this war is coming. The stock market is not telling you this war is coming. I am telling you the war is coming, but I'm not alone. The President, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Director of the CIA, and the National Security Advisor are all saying the same thing. It's just that no one is listening.
The biggest winner will be gold both because of its safe haven status, and because it offers a hedge against inflation. Fundamentals already favour gold, but a war with North Korea is likely to result in a super-spike. [Is he 'long' in gold futures, anxious to exercise before the price falls?
Full story: dailyreckoning.com.au
Comment: You MUST be born-again before the ides of Nisan for the Christian dispensation will end and the resurrection of the Church Age saints will begin in a time of perplexity. Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 – 400 mile segment of earth's, crust will sink; the Pacific ring of fire will erupt; lunar volcanoes will redden the Moon and the Sun will be blackened as Earth shifts on its axis. Tidal waves will sweep the world; islands and mountains will sink and there will be martial law in every nation. Dictatorial laws are in place in our Hegelian sham democracies.
Such propaganda as Jim Rickards and the CIA disseminate is intended to frighten the unthinking public and make them reflexively follow leaders such as Jewish President Trump and Jewish Prime Minister Turnbull serving the god of the Talmud against the God of Israel, to send our brothers (and sisters) to the 'hot stage' of the ongoing World War III planned in 1871. If you read our submission to The Senate Select Committee on Future of Public Interest Journalism that was rejected by the Committee whose Chairman was the disgraced now ex-Senator Sam Dastyari, you will discover it was relevant, concise, accurate and supported by Official government records proving that 'fake news,' propaganda and public disinformation, including sources and motivation of fake news in Australia, overseas, and the international response; originates from and is promoted by party politicians, governments and their agencies such as the CIA.
Filter everything through your own Holy Bible and take the words of God's Prophet, William Branham, back to your Bible from Genesis to Revelation to ensure you have the same understanding by the same Spirit.
Social Media a Tool of the CIA: '. . . Social Media used to spy on People'
August 28 2017 — One of the main threats to privacy comes from advertisers, who want to track everything consumers do on the web and scrape their online accounts for personal information . . . the CIA and the world's largest ad agency network, WPP (WPPGY), have been in bed together on a social media data-mining venture since at least January 2009. WPP currently claims to own the world's largest database of unique individual profiles—including demographic, financial, purchase and geographic histories. WPP's Visible Technologies unit took an investment from [CIA's] In-Q-Tel in fall of 2009. Visible Technologies develops tools that can scan social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
Google has been a partner with the CIA since 2004 when the company bought Keyhole . . . Google Earth. In 2010, Google and In-Q-Tel made a joint investment on a company called Recorded Future . . . creating a "temporal analytics engine" that scours the web and creates curves that predict where events may head. Google is already helping the government write, and rewrite, history. Here, from its transparency report, are some stats on the amount of information it has either given to the government or wiped from the web based on requests by US agencies . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Google hiring 10,000 Reviewers to censor YouTube Content
December 8, 2017 — Google is escalating its campaign of internet censorship, announcing that it will expand its workforce of human censors to over 10,000 . . . primary focus will be videos and other content on YouTube . . . but will work across Google to censor content and train its automated systems, which remove videos at a rate four times faster than its human employees.
Human censors have already reviewed over 2 million videos since June. YouTube has already removed over 150,000 videos, 50 percent . . . within two hours of upload . . . yet another advance in the campaign against any expression of political opposition . . . Facebook has altered its algorithms to reduce the visibility of certain news stories, and Twitter has banned the Russian-funded media outlets RT and Sputnik from advertising . . . the ultimate goal . . . is the suppression of left-wing, anti-war sentiment . . . YouTube began removing photographic and video documentation of war crimes in Syria in August, terminating some 180 accounts and removing countless videos from other channels . . . also begun using automated demonetization to financially censor video producers who upload content it deems "inappropriate" for monetization, including "controversial or sensitive subjects, war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies" . . . Full story: wsws.org
We saved Net Neutrality Once. We can do it Again
December 13, 2017 — Democracy lives or dies on the quality of public conversation. "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
Today it doesn't take the smarts of a Jefferson to realize that our public conversation, filtered through corporate-controlled, often-fractured media, is faltering. While analysing how to fix our broken news system, from the promotion of public broadcasting to eliminating fake news, is complex, right now is a critical moment to hold the line. If we hope to reinvigorate our media, today democracy defenders are called upon to play defence—and quickly . . . "net neutrality" refers to baseline protection ensuring that no internet service provider can "interfere with or block web traffic, or favour their own services at the expense of smaller rivals" . . . it is integral to democratic dialogue. To abolish it . . . "would end the open nature of the internet and leave activists, media makers and all the rest of us at the mercy of the biggest phone and cable companies" . . . Full story: yesmagazine.org
Retired Victorian Policeman Andrew MacGregor names the Port Arthur Massacre Gunmen
December 23, 2014 — Another US-Australian false flag black op. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: Australia's Port Arthur Massacre Government and Media Lies Exposed
A New Twist in the Investigation into Flight MH17
April 9, 2017 — In late August Russia handed over decoded radar data to the Netherlands from the aerial zone where Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down on July 17, 2014. These materials had initially been provided in their original, i.e., non-decoded form, along with the software needed to decode them. However, the Dutch investigators [and] their British colleagues, were not able to decode the recordings, and . . . asked Russian experts to do it. In three years this has been the only time they have asked to collaborate. Never before had the commission accepted any Russian offers of assistance.
The decoded recordings clearly showed that the missile had been fired from the zone controlled by the Ukrainian military. And this is . . . documented, technical information. However, every sign seems to indicate that the decoded information obtained from Russia will not be included in the case file, but will instead face the fate of so much other data that does not fit neatly into the preferred version of the investigation. It will probably just fall into a black hole, which is what happened to the photos of the tragedy that were taken by American spy satellites . . .
Kees van der Pijl, a Dutch professor in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex and the president of the NGO The Committee of Vigilance Against Resurgent Fascism, recently finished writing a book titled "The Launch: Flight MH17, Ukraine and New Cold War" (Der Abschuss: Flug MH17, die Ukraine und der neue Kalte Krieg). The German-language version of the book will go on sale later this month, and the English original and Portuguese translation will be available by the end of the year . . .
– One day before the tragedy, the BRICS nations signed an agreement to establish their own bank, which the US saw as a rival to the IMF and WB.
– Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel had settled on a new conceptual framework for resolving the crisis in Ukraine—without US input—and real progress was being made.
– In addition, once the Boeing 777 was downed, American gas companies were suddenly able to find the traction to kick-start their work in Europe and force Russia out of the EU market. Moscow was forced to abandon the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, and relations with the government in Kiev, which subsequently became a pawn in the games played by the West, definitively soured . . .
– How could Ukrainian President Poroshenko, who announced the tragedy 15 minutes after it occurred, have known that the Boeing 777 had been shot down by a Russian Buk missile?
– Why does the investigative commission not take into account the results of the experimental destruction of a retired passenger airliner by the company Almaz Antey, while also refusing to take part in a second experiment?
– What prompted Ukrainian dispatchers to alter MH17's flight path right before tragedy struck? . . . Full story: orientalreview.org
Comment: Do you detect the scent of "the image unto the beast?"
Washington's Secret Wars
December 13, 2017 — Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have willingly acquiesced in the de facto concentration of dictatorial power in the hands of the "commander in chief" in the all-important matter of the waging of foreign wars. The latest letter from the Trump administration, however, represents another qualitative step in this protracted degeneration of American democracy and the elimination of the last pretences of civilian control over the military. Failing to even keep Congress "informed" about US combat deployments . . . figures posted by the Pentagon last month . . . revealed that the number of US troops deployed in the Middle East as a whole had soared by 33 percent over the previous four months, with the sharpest increases taking place in a number of Persian Gulf countries, indicating advanced preparations for a new US war against Iran . . .
Trump represents not an aberration, but rather the culmination of protracted processes . . . which have ceded ever greater power over US foreign policy to US military commanders . . . with an active duty general serving as national security advisor, and two recently retired Marine generals filling the posts of defense secretary and White House chief of staff. With US forces on the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia on a hair-trigger, the continuous assertion of ever greater war-making powers to the military brass massively increases the danger that a miscalculation, misunderstanding, or accident could quickly lead to full-scale nuclear war . . .
Both parties represent a parasitic financial oligarchy that relies ever more heavily upon militarism and war to defend its wealth and domination. These parties, along with the other institutions of the US ruling establishment, have no interest in reining in the generals or upholding constitutional government and democratic rights . . . collaborating in . . . a system based upon the unfettered domination of the military, working in tandem with Wall Street, in which elections, the Congress and other civilian bodies are becoming little more than window-dressing. Full story: wsws.org
Comment: The united States is "the image unto the beast". A Comparison of Superpowers.
The Consistency of God's Word
Malachi 3:6, "I am the Lord, I change not . . ." That unchanging Word took flesh in the virgin-born Jesus. Jesus revealed Himself to Brother Branham, the angel of the Laodicean Church Age as: "The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God" (Revelation 3:14). Since Pentecost that unchanging Word has been taking flesh to form God's family, the true Church and the continuation of the creation of God. God's thoughts are the Attributes of what He is; and He is infinite so His infallible thoughts can never change. What seems quite reasonable to us would be incomprehensible to one living in the days of the Old Testament prophets or even a hundred years ago. So when God reveals His mind to His people it is not always fitting that He should unfold the sum of His knowledge.
In studying the Bible we see that God revealed His foreknowledge of things to come to His prophets in visions, and how the symbolic images portrayed greater detail as the shadow developed toward the reality foreshadowed.
Revelation 12:7-8, "There was war in heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, and prevailed not; until they were cast out from heaven." In reality this battle began in the Garden of Eden when Lucifer incarnate the Serpent and deceived Eve, but from the foundation of the world the battle and its outcome were foreknown by God in fullest detail.
The visions we will discuss illustrate the development of God's eternal purpose described in Ephesians 1:3-10 and how through a clear understanding of the Word predestinated to their day the glorified saints of all Ages will live and reign with Him through eternity. Individually we are God's predestinated Word for our day made manifest, awaiting our full redemption at the glorification of our bodies.
The Bible explains how the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts is changing His form or unfolding Himself into the flesh of His glorified family—those whose lives manifest His Word for their day by the faith of Jesus Christ. This dismisses the idea of "God in three persons." Moses, David, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Jesus and John saw thousands of thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand in One. He will never be lonely again. Altogether the saints are God manifest. Once the fullness of the godhead dwelt bodily in one Man, Jesus Christ: it now indwells His Body, His Bride of all seven Church Ages; very soon His end-time Bride will manifest that we are the Sons of God.
I Corinthians 15:20-28 is a vision from Christ's resurrection to His (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming in 1963, the judgment and final disposition of death and the grave in the lake of Fire, to the renewed heavens and renewed earth. It types the natural with the Spiritual to explain whom Christ died to redeem.
"Jesus rose from the dead and became the firstfruits of the resurrected Old Testament saints. Death came because Adam redeemed his adulterous wife, [knowing he too would die, but that as a spoken Word he was part of God and must be redeemed, and Eve with him because the two were one through the marriage union]. The resurrection of the sleeping Old Testament saints came because the last Adam died to redeem His wife" (Hebrews 11:39-40).
"As through our union in nature with Adam all die, so by Spiritual union in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming [that is His end-time Bride who will not see death in the flesh but manifest the Sons of God and be translated]. Then comes the completion of the war, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; having abolished all rival authority and power. For Jesus must reign, until He has put all enemies under His feet. [As He said, "ALL power is given unto Me in heaven and on earth" (Matthew 28:18; Psalm 110:1)].
"The last enemy that shall be abolished is death. For the Father has put all things under Jesus' feet. But when it says "All things are put in subjection under Him," it is evident that He Himself is excepted, Who gave Jesus this power to rule. And when Christ has finally abolished all of God's enemies, then shall the Son also subject Himself to the Father so that God who has given Him the victory over all will be utterly supreme".
God revealed this vision of the finished creation of Himself to Moses, David, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Jesus and John at different stages of its fulfilment. Each man saw God manifest in Christ. John 1:18 says, "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father has declared Him." But verse 14 says, "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth."
Jesus is the glory of the Father, being the manifest expression of His Attributes. The true Church of all Ages is the glory of Christ, being the manifestation of His glorious Attributes, as a Christian wife is the glory of her husband: being under his pre-eminence "in everything" she is expressing his character.
He was not a Life only, or a Light from the Logos: the whole Logos as Light and Life was made flesh (Colossians 1:19; 2:9). The Logos entered a new dimension of existence through the virgin birth and temporarily pitched its tent among us. Since the resurrection It has also realized itself into the glorified Old Testament saints. Since Pentecost It has "bred" itself through Jesus who is "the beginning [and the Beginner] of the creation of God," to the continuation of the same creation in the form His Body, the Church. The natural marriage is a beautiful type of the invisible union of the Bride of Christ.
In John 1:14 the pre-existent Logos of John 1:1 became flesh. It wasn't converted or changed into flesh like the created Man Jacob wrestled, or the created Man Abraham worshipped in Genesis 18. Nor was it simply associated with flesh like the Pillar of Fire and Cloud that led the children of Israel through the desert, It was "born of a woman" and endued with human nature in perpetual union. Henceforth the Logos is Jesus Christ forever and is "breeding" or multiplying by faith into the Form of His Body, the Church, to fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Genesis 2:28; Habakkuk 2:14).
John says, "We beheld"—with admiration and delight—"the glory of the Logos" in Jesus where the Shekinah became material reality. "We have heard and seen with our eyes, and our hands have handled the Word of Life" (I John 1:1) whereas Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel, like Isaiah, Ezekiel and John ("in the Spirit in the Lord's day"), saw only a similitude of Jesus—the glory of God (Exodus 24:9-11; Isaiah 6:1-8; Ezekiel 1:26; John 12:41; Revelation 4:2-4).
They saw the vision of the future Son of David exalted above the heavens described by Paul in Ephesians 1:20-23, "Set at God's own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the Head over all things to the Church, which is His Body, the fullness of Him that fills all in all".
In this vision they "saw the God of Israel" with the sky beneath His feet, for heaven is His throne, and earth His footstool. What is the promise to the overcomer in the Laodicean Age? Revelation 3:21, "To sit with Jesus in His throne, [this earth during the Millennium and thereafter], even as He also overcame, and is seated with His Father in His throne, [heaven as depicted in the vision shown to Moses]".
Exodus 24:9-11 says, "they saw God and did eat and drink." A type of the New Testament Communion, signifying peace in agreement and fellowship with God. But no man has seen God at any time, the only begotten of the Father has declared or unfolded His Attributes. Jesus is the Glory of the Father manifest in flesh and Christ's Bride is the glory of Her Husband. The one approach to God is through the Sacrifice: they saw Jesus at a still future time.
John 12:40-41, 45, "Though Jesus had done so many miracles before Israel, yet they believed not on Him." For Isaiah prophesied: "God has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. Isaiah said this when he saw Jesus Christ the glory of God in a vision, and spoke of Him." This is a full proof that our Saviour is God. Jesus said, "He that sees Me, sees Him that sent Me [Jesus is God]." Yet after all this time His servant nation is still "blinded in their eyes, and hardened in their heart . . . and desolate" (Matthew 23:38-39). Isaiah 6 will shortly be fulfilled.
Isaiah 6 describes the vision Isaiah saw when Uzziah king of Israel had usurped God's offices by taking the censer into the Sanctuary to offer incense on the altar before the Lord. This typed the spiritual apostasy that ended the Laodicean Church Age which would not receive correction by the Word when Christ revealed Himself through the ministry of Brother Branham by the Messianic sign of Hebrews 4:12 "as it was in the days of Lot" (Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30), to restore the apostolic faith and unfold the Seven Seals that "finished the mystery of God" and introduced His second or parousia Coming.
When Uzziah refused correction by the Word leprosy instantly appeared on his forehead typing the mark of the beast and the unpardonable sin (unbelief) of the Laodicean Church Age which put Christ outside by rejecting His prophet William Branham and his Message, preferring man-made traditions to the faith (II Chronicles 26:16-21). Uzziah was forbidden ever to enter the Temple again, typing apostate Laodicea's eternal separation from God (Revelation 3:17-20; Matthew 12:32; Acts 3:23; Romans 11:32; Hebrews 6:4-8).
"In the year that king Uzziah died I saw [a vision] of our Lord Jesus Christ exalted upon a throne, and his train filled the temple." The skirts of His vesture fill the whole space, and on these alone, not on the person of Jesus, Isaiah allows his eyes to rest. We see from Daniel and Revelation, His train signifies His followers: angels or theophanies in the likeness of His glorified elect (Revelation 5:8-14). Romans 8:29-30, "Whom He foreknow, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren; and whom He predestinated, He also called; and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified." I see this temple as the holy city New Jerusalem, all the mystic clouds of witnesses who will "come down from God out of heaven prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband, for when the tabernacle of God is with men the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple" (Revelation 21:22; Hebrews 12:1).
The earthquake of Zechariah 14:4-5 fixes the ultimate fulfilment of Isaiah's prophecy in our imminent timeframe. The essential point of the vision is the revelation that Jesus Messiah is king of Judah (Isaiah 9:7; 16:5; Zechariah 14:9, 16-17; Revelation 15:3). Therefore the prophecy must be fulfilled in Daniel's Seventieth Week. Amos 3:2, "You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities." That relation guaranteed defence and demanded obedience (Zechariah 12 and 13). It is a sure basis of hope, but also a stringent motive to loyalty, and it had its side of terror as well as joyfulness.
"Hovering about Him were the seraphim in the likeness of men with one face and six-wings. With two of their wings they covered their face [in reverence], with two they covered their feet [in humility] and with two they flew [to do His bidding]" even while they stood above the throne and pealed forth thunderous praise which shook the Temple".
His lineaments divine; the pair that clad
Each shoulder broad came mantling o'er his breast
With regal ornament; the middle pair
Girt like a starry zone his waist, and round
Skirted his loins and thighs, with downy gold
And colours dipped in heaven; the third his feet
Shadowed from either heel, with feathered mail,
Sky-tinctured grain. Like Maia's son he stood.
Paradise Lost, by John Milton.
The seraphim can hardly be identified with the cherubim, which had four faces (Ezekiel 1:5-12) and were God's throne guards, representing three tribes defending access to the Ark of the Covenant (a type of Christ). At the East, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Issachar and Zebulun; at the West the Ox, Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh; in the South the Man, Reuben, Simeon and Gad, and in the North the Eagle, Dan, Asher and Napthali.
Under the New Testament the way to Christ is guarded by the four Gospels from which the Acts of the Holy Spirit in the Apostles is written. In the East the Gospel of Matthew and the office of Apostle; in the West, the Gospel of Mark and the office of Pastor; in the South the Gospel of Luke and the office of teacher, and in the North, the Gospel of John and the offices of Evangelist and Prophet.
The seraphim are created beings that receive the sacrifice (or revelation) from the penitent sinner and offer it on the brazen altar. Thus cleansed by the washing of water by the Word (faith) he is identified with his prayers which the seraphim offer back to God by Fire on the brazen Altar. They then present the worshiper to God on the Throne of Mercy. This demonstrates God's justice for the sinner cannot come in His Presence unless his sin has been atoned for.
As the cherubim that guarded the way into the Presence in the Old Testament typed the four Gospels of the New Testament, I see the seraphim in the Old Testament as a type of the seven angels, Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham: the Fire and Light of the Lampstand when received by faith atoned the penitent worshipper in his Age, and the Fire of the Holy Spirit consumed his sin and cleansed him. The PART-Word Message for each Age opened a way for the repentant sinner to approach God on the Throne of Mercy. And so long as there was a sacrifice on the altar, Christ was a Mediator who interceded for their ignorance of the FULL-Word while the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. Unlike the sinless seraphim in the Old Testament, neither we nor the seven angels have a downy covering of wings to enable us to enter the Presence: the Life that was in the Blood of His Son is our Covering.
In John's account of the vision in Revelation 4 and 5, we discover the Body of Jesus has left the sacrifice altar where it had lain as a Memorial throughout seven Church Ages. Responding to the call of the elders, the bloody Lamb advanced to the throne of Judgment, claimed His redeemed and took the Throne as Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of kings and Judge. Christ's Mediation and mercy for PART-Word was forever ended (I Corinthians 13:10).
In Revelation 4:5 these same seven Spirits are called "lamps of fire burning before the Lord." Since John used nothing but Old Testament symbols in the Revelation we learn that "the spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord" (Proverbs 20:27). These seven Spirits are found to be associated with man. John the Baptist in John 5:35 was called a "burning lamp." Again in Revelation 5:6 the seven Spirits are identified as seven eyes. "For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel [a type of Christ] with those seven [Spirits which, like the Seraphim, represent the seven angels to the Church] they are the eyes of the Lord" (Zechariah 4:10).
The eyes of the Lord are anointed men, full of the Holy Ghost, for God's ministries are not in the power of men but of the Holy Ghost. Putting our Scriptural discoveries together it is evident that the seven Spirits of God refer to the continuous ministry of the same Holy Spirit in the lives of seven men with whom God identifies Himself very closely. They are His eyes, and they are His lamps. Who these seven men are can easily be seen because the next phrase calls them the seven stars which are already known to us as the seven messengers to the seven Ages. How beautiful that is. See, the star was meant to reflect light at night, for the sun has gone. Just so the messenger (typified as a star) to each age was to reflect the Light of the Son [in His absence]. They all did this by the Holy Spirit (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 249).
The vision of Revelation 8:1-6 shows how the prayers of the PART-Word saints are received when the mystery of the Seventh Seal is added, making their revelation perfect. The revelation of the unwritten Seventh Seal unfolds the mystery of the previous six written Seals, and completes the mystery of God (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7). This offering concludes the Gentile dispensation. To the non-elect "the coals of fire cast into the earth" signal God's wrath, "the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion" (Isaiah 34:8; 61:2b; Malachi 4:6c).
The Seventh Trumpet will sound when the last saint predestinated to the end-time Bride is baptized into Christ, causing the greatest earthquake since man was upon earth (Revelation 16:18). This will call the start of the first resurrection, the manifestation of the Sons of God, and after our Home going the Spirit that endued the first Moses and the first Elijah will anoint two prophets to witness the revelation of the Seven Trumpet judgments to Israel.
Isaiah heard "the seraphs cry to one another, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory." Their song celebrated the holiness and the glory of King Jesus. As Christ's end-time Bride we must ever remember that the root-meaning of 'holiness' is separation, and that the popular meaning of moral purity is secondary and derivative.
[Redemption was over when Christ took the Book, was enthroned on the Judgment Seat, broke the Seven Seals, and revealed them through His prophet William Branham (1909 – 1965)—Revelation 4:9-11; 5:8-14; 10:1-7]. "And the posts of the door moved at the voice of the seraph that cried." This concussion of the temple was intended to signify God's displeasure against his people Israel for their sins, and to be a token of its destruction; and the house was filled with smoke—which elsewhere is a token of God's presence and acceptance, but here, of His anger at the manifestation of the Seventh Trumpet heralding Daniel's Seventieth Week and signalling the end of the Gentile dispensation (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:1-3). All without the House whose names were not written in the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the world must die as martyrs in order to retain their names in the Book of Life and salvation.
When God took residence in the Tabernacle in the wilderness, which was a shadow of what God revealed to Moses and the elders in Mount Sinai, the Shekinah Cloud covered the Tent so no man could enter, and God's glory filled the Tabernacle (Exodus 40:34-35). Solomon built a permanent sanctuary in Jerusalem after Israel's wanderings had ceased. When God took residence, no one could enter because of the glory of His holiness (I Kings 8:10-11).
Likewise, on the day of Pentecost when God inaugurated the Church, Revelation 15:8 says, "the Temple [of God in heaven] was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power; and no one could enter till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled." That is, after the close of the Gentile dispensation. Then the wrath of God's judgment will "smite the earth with a curse" in the Great Tribulation of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
From Matthew 13:39-41 we learn that "the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels" whose Messages, as we read in Revelation 2 and 3, bring blessing by the Holy Spirit baptizing the elect into the Body of Christ; they also pour out the plagues of the Seven Vials to chastise and correct the foolish virgin and condemn the impostors. Thus when Brother Branham's Vial is poured out into the air for a fresh cleansing of the sanctuary "we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with the Church Age saints in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air . . . a great Voice will come from heaven out of the temple of God, from the throne will say, "It is done!" The seven plagues of the seven angels are fulfilled" (I Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 16:17; 15:8; 11:19).
When Isaiah saw this, he became conscious of his own sinfulness. Why, if the Blood-washed New Testament saints could not resurrect until the whole Body was redeemed and the Ordeal of Jealousy is poured upon the non-elect church to separate the foolish virgin from the harlot church, how unworthy was Isaiah, under the blood of bulls and goats? And he was God's spokesman to Israel!
Then said Isaiah, "Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. [That's Jesus Christ]. Then flew one of the seraphs to me with a live coal in his hand which he had taken with the tongs from the altar: and he laid it on my mouth, and said, "Now you are pronounced 'not guilty' because this has touched your lips [that your words might be as incense—imparting THUS SAITH THE LORD to Israel (Psalm 141:2)]: your iniquity is taken away, and your sin atoned for".
[Isaiah was cleansed not by books and Bible school theology but by holy Fire from the brazen altar typing the baptism with the Holy Spirit which is by faith. Jesus said, "As the Father sent Me, so send I you." God sent Jesus full of the Spirit and He won't send anyone until he is filled with the same Spirit. Isaiah was now ready for God's service].
"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us to tell Israel of the coming King?" Then I said, "Here am I; send me." Jesus replied: "Go and tell this people, Though you hear My Words repeatedly, you won't understand; and though you see My miracles you will fail to recognize their significance" (Isaiah 6:9). He went on to declare how Israel will be apostate at His second or parousia Coming as they were at the first.
Isaiah asked, "How long will this dreadful judgment last, and how long will it be before Israel is prepared to listen?" Jesus answered, "Until the cities lie wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without men, and the land is utterly desolate, and the Lord removes men far away, and there is a great forsaking in the midst of the land" (Isaiah 5:9; 7:22-23; Jeremiah 4:29; 28:8-12; 26:18; 29:10; Micah 3:12). Isaiah 6 has yet to be fulfilled.
Paul clarified this prophecy in Romans 11:25, "Israel is blinded until the Gentile dispensation is fulfilled." Daniel 8:13-27, 12:6-13, Luke 21:24 and Revelation 6:10-11; 11:13; 12:17; 14:1-5; 15:2-4; 19:1-2 declare Israel will not accept the revelation of the Message of their two prophets by which the nation will be born in one day (Isaiah 66:8; Zechariah 3:9) until after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Isaiah's vision was 758 years before Jesus was born, 37 years before Sennacherib dissolved Israel, 171 years before the Babylonian captivity, 829 years before the dispersion under Rome, and after 2,776 years the children of Jacob have not yet repatriated from their Muslim host nations to the Land of the Covenant. And they cannot until the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31) following the "great forsaking in the midst of the land" by the mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews (Isaiah 13:10-16; Zechariah 14:1-5; 13:8-9; Revelation 16:17-19).
President Trump's unilateral declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and his unlawful intent to relocate the US Embassy to East Jerusalem on stolen land brings the prophesied invasion and utter defeat of the modern state of faux Israel sharply into focus.
The earthquake of Zechariah 14:4-5 will demolish Es Sakhra (the Dome of the Rock) and Al Aqsa mosque. Following the rape and rapine in the invasion and the flight of Israeli self-styled Jews, the seed of Jacob will return after 2,500 years' exile and "rebuild the altar of the God of Israel . . . as it is written in the Law . . . and from the first day of the seventh month [feast of Trumpets] begin to offer burnt offerings to the Lord. But the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid . . . and they will offer burnt offerings thereon morning and evening unto the Lord, and keep the feast of Tabernacles, as it is written, and offer the daily burnt offerings by number according to the ordinance . . ." (Ezra 3:1-6).
In Isaiah's vision the temple is thrown open to view even to the Most Holy Place as in the vision of Revelation 11:15-19 (6:12 and 16:18). From Calvary the curtain separating the Holy of Holies from the sanctuary was rent and the temple, "desolate of God, became the Jews' House" (Matthew 23:38). Yet every member of Christ's Body the Church is without condemnation in the Holy of Holies "seated together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1; Ephesians 2:6).
In reality a third temple will be built, and at its dedication in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, Lucifer, then incarnate as pope and president of one totalitarian world government (Matthew 4:8) will abrogate Rome's covenant with the so-called Jews and issue an edict forcing the mark of the beast—his trinity dogma—on pain of death as it was over a thousand years of Dark Ages (Daniel 9:27; Isaiah 14:12-15; Revelation 13:8, 15-18).
Two Greek words are rendered "temple" in the New Testament. 'Hieron' signifies the whole compass of the sacred enclosure, the outer courts, porches, porticoes, and other buildings subordinated to the temple itself; 'naos' is the Temple or House of God, the Holy Place and Holy of Holies. When Christ taught in the temple, (Gk.) 'hieron,' He conducted His teaching in one of the porches or courts. It is those worshipping in spirit and in truth in the (Gk.) 'naos' or Temple proper, separated from those in the outer court where the brazen altar stood that the angel Christ instructs John (who types you and me as Christ's end-time Bride) to measure together with the golden altar by the Absolute of THUS SAITH THE LORD at the beginning of the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. "But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city they shall tread under foot forty and two months" (Revelation 11:1-3). As the revelation of the Seven Vials to Israel will distinguish their Queen, Christ's Body the true Church from the foolish virgins and the false Church, our measuring of 144,000 elect Israelites [the millennium Temple, Ezekiel 40 – 43] will distinguish them from non-elect Israelites and non-Semitic Israeli impersonators. "For all who dwell upon the earth shall worship the papal Lucifer, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13:8).
Isaiah 6:3 foreshadows Revelation 4:8 and 5:12-14. The Church Ages and Christ's Mediation have ended, redemption is over: the Lamb has left the sacrifice altar, advanced to the Throne, claimed and opened the Book of Redemption.
Ephesians 4:30 said "grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed until the day of your redemption." Brother Branham said, "Hold that Word "redemption," until the day that the Book of Redemption has been revealed, and the Redeemer comes to claim His possession; nothing can do it. See? Don't grieve It. Do things that pleases God, for the Book is sealed now and you are sealed. The Holy Spirit Itself is the Seal."
"Seal signifies a finished work. And when the Seventh Seal is broken, the mystery of God that's sealed in these mysterious Seals is finished; until the day that Seal is broken, then it's revealed what's on the inside of it . . . Another thing a seal signifies is ownership. See? The seal has a mark on it, shows ownership. When you are bought by the Blood of Jesus Christ and sealed by the Holy Ghost, you no longer belong to the world or anything pertaining to the world. You are owned by God. And another thing is: a seal is a security . . . a seal signifies security to its destination . . . (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 78:2 – 79:2).
In the year that the earthly King died the heavenly King took His throne. Men "turned away their ears from the Truth, and turned to fables" the world church system died and the saints crowned Jesus Messiah King of kings (II Timothy 4:4; Revelation 5:7-14). The touch of the "live coal from the altar," typed the baptism with the Holy Ghost and Fire with the Token of the Life of Christ since we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word with divine vindication".
In Isaiah 6:12-13 the prophet is led to expect a series of successive chastisements sifting the people, till the remnant of the chosen ones alone is left (Isaiah 5:25; Ezekiel 5:1-5, 12-17; Malachi 3:2-7)—a tithe consecrated to the Lord (Leviticus 27:30). "Until the Lord has removed men far away, and there is a great forsaking in the midst of the land [the exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews and the general apostasy]. Though a tenth of the people remain it shall again be devoured [with fire]: as a terebinth tree or an oak, whose stump and substance remain when they are felled or fall down; but from that seemingly dead and decayed stock, pruned by the chastisements of God (John 15:2) a young shoot should spring: holy, as consecrated to the Lord. Not the corrupt and degenerate remnant that came out of Babylon, but another remnant, 144,000 blood Israelites who shall afterward "look upon Him whom they have pierced, and mourn over him . . . This holy seed shall be the substance thereof" (Zechariah 13:8-9).
"This race shall not expire till all these things [the Six Seals of Matthew 24:4-31] are fulfilled" (Matthew 24:34). These illustrations demonstrate that God's visions must be consistent for He can never change His mind about His Word. Faith, if it is faith, will run in continuity from Genesis to Revelation.
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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.