Bible Believers' Newsletter #103
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
We greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate your fellowship.
Thank you each for your prayerful support and kind words of encouragement over the year just ended. And as we commence another new year let us look up for our full redemption is closer than ever it has been.
This newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
May the Lord Jesus our Savior grant that we receive all the grace He has for us in these closing days of the Gentile dispensation so His Life may be seen in us.
God bless each one of you . . . your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Pre-eminence to the Word
The fulfillment of Revelation 10:7 is the revelation of the Seven Thunders hidden from the foundation of the world. These Divinely revealed "mystery-truths" contained in the Seven Seals literally restored the apostolic faith as prophesied in Malachi 4:5-6 and Matthew 17:11. Since the veil over the fullness of the Word has been taken away from the heart of the Bride Satan cannot interrupt the plan of God. Christ's Bride can not be deceived on the revealed Word of God. And now we have the fullness such that not one word can be added to or taken therefrom.
Christ's Mediation for part-Word was done away by the revelation of the Seven Seals which brought us the perfect interpretation of the Word. The saints of today are without excuse and will receive and understand every revelation presented to them. The Lord God is no longer "winking" at human guesswork as we now have that which is perfect or complete. We are making ourselves ready for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the great translation by clothing ourselves in His righteousness.
One who is righteous is worthy in God's sight. Righteousness is imputed and imparted by faith which is a clear understanding of God's Word. God's Word is His will. Without understanding His will it is impossible to please Him.
The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth not as a glorified Man but as the fullness of the Word (I Corinthians 13:10). This Coming is for the purpose of bringing the end-time Bride under pre-eminence to the Word with no shadow of turning on our part. In other words, It is to bring us to maturity like Jesus who was the firstfruits of the resurrection, the Old Testament saints, and Brother Branham who was the first mature Son at Christ's "parousia" Coming (I Corinthians 15:20-23).
Back in the early days, the Church saw end-time prophecies as a fuzzy image in a fogged-up mirror, so their understanding was necessarily "in part". And they mistook a great deal of what they saw as it was beyond a comprehension based upon human experience to that time. Paul called the understanding of the Church Age saints "childish things". Christ interceded for their ignorance.
Since the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963, we now see things once only partially revealed, clearly and without guesswork. "Face to face", for we take the OPEN Book of Life, the Holy Bible, straight from the hand of the Lord Jesus as signified in Revelation 10:8-11 (I Corinthians 13:11-13).
There were seven earthly messengers or "angels" through the Seven Church Ages. There was Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley, and William Branham (Revelation 2-3). Each man was anointed with a portion of the Spirit to bring Light or understanding to the portion of the Word predestinated to their Church Age. This revelation produced the baptism of the Holy Ghost or new birth in the saints, making them written epistles of the Word for their day.
The Message of each of these seven earthly angels, received by faith in the elect was the new birth to the saints of their Age.
After all Seven Church Ages had passed over, "another mighty Angel came down from heaven clothed with a Cloud and the sign of the rainbow covenant was upon His head" (Revelation 10:1). This symbol spoke of Christ's "parousia". Brother Branham introduced this Coming when Christ unveiled the Seven Seals through him in March 17-24, 1963.
As Christ is no longer a Mediator for part-Word revealed by the angel to the Age, we take our revelation of the fullness of the Word from the mighty Angel standing in judgment over Rome, the beast from the sea, and the Protestants, the beast from the earth.
After Christ's mediation during the Church Ages in the office of Son of God and Mediator, He changes His office to Son of Man and Judge (John 5:22-27). We receive our revelation direct from His hand and eat or become one with it as also signified by the Lord's Supper. It is sweet to declare with our mouth but the body rebels against obedience and must be brought under subjection to the Word (John 5:19).
In these closing hours of the Gentile dispensation, the Bride is living under the Son-Light of the Fullness of the Word, bringing her body and spirit subject to the Word so that during the manifestation of the Sons of God, what we say, God will do because we have His mind in us. And as Jesus came not to present Himself but to declare or unfold the Father, we not speak by our own authority but say only what the Spirit has revealed to us, and do only what He has shown us (John 1:18; 16:13-14).
Everything is in place for the final victory of the Bride, for the last enemy that is defeated is death itself. Death is the wages of sin (or unbelief in the revealed Word of God). But we read in Revelation 10:9, Christ gives the fullness of the Word to His end-time Bride who eats or becomes one with every Word. So for the end-time Bride, there can be NO death in the flesh. This is how the she can be translated death and the basis upon which Paul said, "The sting of death was sin. But death is swallowed-up in victory". The victory of a Bride under pre-eminence to the fullness of the Word.
Brother Branham said, "The importance of revelation by the Spirit to a true believer can never be over emphasized. Revelation means more to you than perhaps you realize. Now I am not talking about this Book of Revelation and you. I am talking about ALL revelation. It is tremendously important to the church. Jesus said He would build His Church on the rock of Spiritual revelation of the Word and that the gates of hell should not stand against faith or revelation. By faith we bind or loose the Enemy (Matthew 16:13- 20). Faith is our victory.
One Sister wrote saying, "I don't understand it... but I do not have to ... I just have to trust it is the truth and move on". Buddhist, Catholic, Baptist and Pentecostal, not having faith, do the self same thing. That is willful ignorance demonstrating a lack of relationship with God in this end time when the mystery of God is finished and the Spirit and Bride are saying the same thing. This is what Brother Branham called "slothfulness" which marks the foolish virgin.
God's elect will understand His revealed Word for Jesus said, "My sheep WILL receive My Word".
God's purpose in unveiling the Seven Seals is to incarnate Himself in His Bride for the manifestation of the Sons of God. How can we be His Bride if we refuse to have knowledge of our Husband, the Word? The Book of Esther records how king Ahasuerus put away queen Vashti because she refused him. The purpose of the end-time unveiling was to bring the fullness of Christ into His Bride that we might be in perfect agreement and under pre-eminence like He and the Father are one, reproducing His Life (John 17:20-26; Ephesians 4:13).
In the time that remains our objective should not be, "how much we can do for the Lord" in the sense of works, as "how pleasing we can live unto Him by having His Life on display in us".
Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh. His Bride is flesh being made Word.
The Ark of the Covenant
This thought-provoking article (with illustrations) is based upon correspondence between the Mrs. Ron Wyatt and her late husband who claimed to have discovered the Ark of the Covenant beneath the holy mountain in Jerusalem. I recommend you visit http://www.anchorstone.com/wyatt/ click on the "Research Update" section on the navigation bar and follow the link to the Ark of the Covenant "Update 3".
This New Year
This New Year I'm not turning a new page, I'm burning the old and earnestly contending for the Church that was once established on the Day of Pentecost (Philippians 3:13-14). The Church Jesus Christ will take Home for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.
It's the little things that we bypass or fail to attend to that mean so much to God Who wants to see the Token Life of Christ on display in us, not see what we can accomplish in our own strength. God wants a humble minority dependent upon Him. Like Moses taking on Egypt at the age of 80 with a crooked stick in his hand. Or a baby born of a virgin in a cow shed. It's a stumbling stone to the world but its obedience and the fulfillment of His Word by Supernatural faith, not by man's works.
Through the works of one disobedient son the world was sold under sin. Through the faith of one obedient Son, all that believe shall live. But as spirits don't die we see that history is repeating itself.
The last 100 years have brought tremendous technological advances. But as man's journey upon earth began in sin by intellectual knowledge of natural things learned independently of God (Genesis 3), followed by scientific discoveries, man's day is ending in sin and a great accumulation knowledge devoid of faith, leading to hubris and destruction (Daniel 12:4).
Education has produced new knowledge. Yet discontent and troubles are increasing in direct proportion to the increase of knowledge. We live in the days of the Information Revolution yet as knowledge of natural things increases, Spiritual revelation is all but lost to most so-called Christians.
We are not taught to think independently but encouraged to conform to some predetermined pattern at threat of censure, ridicule, violence or imprisonment. We have Freedom of Information Acts yet simultaneously censor information deemed "politically incorrect". We patent knowledge and present entertainments that pander to the basest instincts and perversions of weak minds. We may be intellectually stronger, but morally we are weaklings.
We learn from Genesis 4 that it was the Serpent's seed who began inventing, engineering and industry, culminating in the highly sophisticated civilization of the days of Noah. Anthropologists trace practically every device and scientific principle to these people. We learn from Matthew 24:37-41 how these conditions would repeat in the end-time, after the revelation of the Seven Seals, at the "parousia" of our Lord Jesus Christ, when once again there would be miscegenation between Adam's race and the Serpent's seed. Once again civilization and scientific development would take man away from God and the Serpent's seed would come into the ascendancy. Brother Branham attributed all modern scientific discoveries to the physical Serpent's seed who now openly rule our once Christian West (Seven Church Ages, 107:2).
Today, US industrial output as a percentage of world output has declined to such an extent, other nations simply do not need them. The US produced 52% of the world's petroleum in 1952. By 1997 that had declined to 11.1%. In 1950 America produced 73% of the world's motor vehicles. By 1997 they produced only 24%, while steel had declined from 60% to 12.4%.
The productive economies of the (once) Christian West have been shut down by our Serpent's seed masters and the industry transferred to their kindred. We now rely upon cheap imported manufactures while our economies revolve around non-productive service industries and gambling provides a facade of prosperity.
The blessings of God to Israel type His blessings to Christendom. The Lord told Moses, if Israel separate themselves from heathen ways and obey Him, all the people of earth would recognize their calling and be afraid (as Cain was afraid lest he be killed). And they would prosper and be the head and not the tail. But if they were disobedient, foreigners would be the head and they the tail. They would lend and Israel would borrow (Deuteronomy 28).
Greed is unsustainable. The love of money is the root of all evil.
This last century has witnessed the first two woes arising from the first two of three World Wars. The world economy is in tatters and we have no gold standard to support our currencies and enable us to trade ourselves out of depression, nor the productive manufacturing industries we once had. Our resources are foreign- owned and we can no longer raise protective tariff barriers against imports. Neither can we raise taxes to revive our economies as most working people pay over 50% of their income one way or another in taxes. The mega-rich and foreign corporations in Australia pay no tax.
What we do have is debt. In 1998, the interest alone on America's national debt cost $41 million per hour, every hour of every day of the week. And the principal is not being reduced. Fortunately, this world is not our home.
Y2K, "bubble.com", Oil and Gold
This three-part article by Y2K expert Ed Yourdon is entitled, "I hereby admit I was wrong. It will be worse". You should read every word. 1) ; 2) ; 3)
Why is the U.S. Navy Home?
The century is coming to a close with 64 of the world's 193 nations embroiled in conflict, nearly twice the Cold War level. In its annual report, the National Defense Council Foundation cited rising military coups and a backlash against democracy, a trend it suggested could continue for several years. The foundation listed 65 conflicts in 1999, up from 60 the year before.
Obviously "somebody" is anticipating or making trouble at home. Besides bringing home most of America's Navy, the government has recalled over 800 diplomats from abroad. And 19,000 NYC police are going to be deployed over New Year's Eve -- just a fraction of the law enforcement personnel planning to be deployed nationwide. The National Guard will be on heightened alert as well.
There has been a great deal of media and government hype regarding terrorism and acts of violence around Year's End. I believe this is a psyop to precondition the "human cattle" and I don't expect too much will happen immediately UNLESS it is terrorism covertly sponsored by those who would rule this world.
Who would want to rule THIS (present) world when the option is STILL open to sit with Jesus in His Millennial throne!! nl103.htm
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