Bible Believers' Newsletter 1074
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is good to see you. By His grace may our Lord prosper you in the faith.
Our feature article is "Three Comings of Jesus Christ and their Consequences." This uncomplicated explanation of Christ's three major Offices: Son of Man, Son of God, and Son of David, by no means make Him three persons in one God any more than Father, Son and Holy Ghost made Him one of three different persons. We must distinguish between different dispensations if we are to recognize our place in the Word and our position in the Body, and understand the importance of saying the right thing to God. The key is to have a clear understanding of "the present Truth," and to have that part of God's Word living through us.
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.
We are all Liars
June 7, 2019 — Propaganda is a means of spreading ideas, whether they be true or false. But lying to ourselves is nothing other than refusing to admit our faults, attempting to convince ourselves that we are perfect—running away.
We are presently celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings. According to the almost unanimous Press, it was here that the Allies launched the liberation of Europe from the Nazi occupation.
Yet we know this is untrue
• The landings were not the work of the Allies, but almost exclusively that of the British Empire and the US Expeditionary Force.
• It was not aimed at "liberating Europe", but at "marching on Berlin", in order to grab those shreds of the Third Reich which could still be poached from the victorious Soviet armies.
• The invasion was not welcomed with joy by the French, but on the contrary, with horror. . . .
We celebrate the painful anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre. We read continually that the cruel Chinese Imperial regime massacred thousands of its own citizens who were peaceably gathered in Beijing's main square, only because they were asking for a little freedom.
Yet we know this is untrue
• The sit-in on Tiananmen Square was not that of the Chinese among themselves, but an attempted coup d'état by partisans of ex-Premier Minister Zhao Ziyang.
• Dozens of soldiers were lynched or burned alive on the Square by "peaceful demonstrators", and hundreds of military vehicles were destroyed, before any intervention by Den Xiaoping's soldiers was implemented against them.
• The US specialists of the "colour revolutions", including Gene Sharp, were present on the Square to organise Zhao Ziyang's men.
The European Union . . . and so-on . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Jesus in Islam
Jesus is the most mentioned person in the Koran by reference; 25 times by the name Isa, third-person 48 times, first-person 35 times, and the rest as titles and attributes. Only Mary (Mariam), the mother of Jesus—is directly mentioned by name in the Koran. Her story is told in many different verses . . . Full story: en.wikipedia.org
Comment: Islam is a device of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church. One cannot help seeing the Babylonian Talmud as one reads the Koran (youtu.be).
Mainstream US Media Failing Us on Trump & Bolton's March to War with Iran
May 31, 2019 — The Trump administration and its allies are slow-walking the United States into war with Iran, and, with a few notable exceptions, mainstream US media is helping them.
Much of this assistance has been overt. Just like during the run-up to the Iraq war, outlets like CNN, NBC, and the New York Times have in recent weeks simply parroted without scrutiny claims from Bolton and other administration officials of a dire Iranian threat based on intelligence no one has seen (these claims would in turn compel officials within the US intelligence community to tell reporters that the intelligence in question shows nothing new or that it was being blown out of proportion). But the media is also failing us in other, less overt ways, namely by quoting and promoting those pushing for regime change and/or war and presenting them as, at best, neutral "experts," or at worst, proponents of a "strong" or "tough" US policy vis-a-vis Iran. Full story: lobelog.com
Comment: The end of the Gentile dispensation is nigh [Ezekiel 38:5]: In the last two years President Donald Trump and his team have given a huge boost to the Palestinian cause and restored its lustre despite the betrayals and distractions of the last decade. Today, all those supporting the Palestinian cause are not only united against one enemy (the US-Israeli coalition) but ready to fight as one body on multiple fronts.
Trump's gifts to the Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu of the Syrian Golan occupied by Israel and of the whole of Israeli-occupied Jerusalem gave an enormous boost of adrenaline to all non-state actors and resistance movements in the Middle East. These groups, who enjoy financial and military support from Iran, are united not only against US hegemony but have also effectively linked themselves and their struggle to form a united front against the US and Israel. This new unity is evident from Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Lebanon to Palestine . . . (ejmagnier.com).
UN Condemns Psychological Torture inflicted on Julian Assange
June 1, 2019 — The UN Torture Expert, Nils Melzer, has strongly condemned the psychological torture inflicted upon WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange by a coalition of countries led by the United States and United Kingdom.
The WikiLeaks publisher has spent over 7 weeks in Belmarsh prison where his health has deteriorated to such an extent that he is now displaying symptoms of, "intense psychological trauma." Per Samuelson, Julian Assange's lawyer, visited his client last Friday and has said that Assange's health was in such a poor state of health that, "it was not possible to conduct normal conversation with him."
On 10 May Julian Assange was visited by Nils Melzer and two experts who specialise in examining potential victims of torture. Their meeting with Assange led them to issue their damning verdict upon the psychological abuse he has faced at the hands of Britain, America, Sweden and Ecuador . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Documents reveal l8-10 Million Iranians died in Great Famine by British in late 1910s
November 4, 2015 — One of the little-known chapters of history was the widespread famine in Iran during World War I, caused by the British presence in Iran. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, Britain became the main foreign power in Iran and this famine or—more accurately—'genocide' was committed by the British. The document in the American Archives, reporting the widespread famine and spread of epidemic disease in Iran, estimates the number of the deceased due to the famine to be about 8-10 million during 1917-19, making this the greatest genocide of the 20th century and Iran the biggest victim of World War I.
It should be noted that Iran had been one of the main suppliers of food grains to the British forces stationed in the empire's South Asian colonies. Although bad harvest during these two years made the situation worse, it was by no means the main reason why the Great Famine occurred. Prof. Gholi Majd of Princeton University writes in his book, The Great Famine and Genocide in Persia, that American documents show that the British prevented imports of wheat and other food grains into Iran from Mesopotamia, Asia, and also the USA, and that ships loaded with wheat were not allowed to unload at the port of Bushehr in the Persian Gulf. Professor Majd argues that Great Britain intentionally created genocide conditions to destroy Iran, and to effectively control the country for its own purposes. Major Donohoe describes Iran of that time as a "land of desolation and death." But this event soon became the subject of a British cover up.
Britain has a long record of its several attempts to conceal history and rewrite it in their own favour. The pages are filled with conspiracies that were covered up by the British government to hide its involvement in different episodes that would tarnish the country's image. One of the clear examples is the "Jameson Raid"; a failed coup against Paul Kruger's government in South Africa. This raid was planned and executed directly by the British government of Joseph Chamberlain under the orders of Queen Victoria. In 2002, Sir Graham Bower's memoirs were published in South Africa, revealing these involvements that had been covered up for more than a century, focusing attention on Bower as a scapegoat for the incident.
The records that were destroyed to cover up British crimes around the globe, or were kept in secret Foreign Office archives, so as to, not only protect the United Kingdom's reputation, but also to shield the government from litigation, are indicative of the attempts made by the British to evade the consequences of their crimes. The papers at Hanslope Park also include the reports on the "elimination" of the colonial authority's enemies in 1950s Malaya; records that show ministers in London knew of the torture and murder of Mau Mau insurgents in Kenya and roasting them alive. These records may include those related to Iran's Great Famine. Why were these records that cover the darkest secrets of the British Empire destroyed or kept secret? Simply because they might 'embarrass' Her Majesty's government.
A famine occurred in Ireland from 1845 until 1852 which killed one fourth of the Irish population. This famine was caused by British policies and faced a large cover up attempt by the British government and crown to blame it on 'potatoes'. The famine, even today, is famous in the world as the "potato famine" when, in reality, it was a result of a planned food shortage and thus a deliberate genocide by the British government . . . Full story: khamenei.ir
Three Comings of Jesus Christ and their Consequences
Christ comes only three times:
I John 1:1-4, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life—for the Life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness and proclaim to you that eternal Life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us—what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you, that your joy may be full".
First was His physical or (Gk.) 'erchomai' Coming in the prophetic Office Son of man as the sinless virgin-born Jesus Christ to fulfil the duty of KINSMAN Redeemer for the first Adam and his fallen race. Since Eve brought death to mankind, all men are conceived in sin, born in iniquity, and come into the world speaking lies (Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:4) no one was qualified to pay sin's price. "For the wages of sin [unbelief in the revealed Word of God] is death . . . He was delivered for our offences, [pronounced innocent] and raised again for our justification . . . the gift of God is eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23; 4:25). Jesus said, "It is the Spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are eternal Life" (John 6:63). God's Word is the Holy Spirit in a form we can receive by faith."
Revelation 22:17-19 states, "The Spirit and Christ's end-time Bride say, "Come" [for we are one, without mediation, as Jesus and the Father are one (John 14:20; Ephesians 4:13)]. And let one who hears say, "Come." And let one who is thirsty come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of Life freely without cost. For I testify to everyone that hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book, If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this Book: and if anyone takes away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the Book of Life, and out from the Holy City, and from the things which are written in this Book".
God hates hybridizing, which is miscegenation. Miscegenation with Cain's race is genocide to Adam's race because the offspring are not in the Book of Life and the pedigree cannot be restored. Miscegenation was the besetting sin of Noah's day (Genesis 6:1-4), and it is the besetting sin of this end-time (Matthew 24:37). Unregenerate clergy and apostate politicians seeking the praise of men laud miscegenation as "multiculturalism" whereas God cursed Cain and his hybrid race and separated the nations at Babel (Genesis 3:15; 4:9-16; 9:26; 11:1-9).
"I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your Serpent seed and her Adamic seed; It shall bruise your head (Satan), and you shall bruise Christ's heel." From that day to this the seed of the Serpent has been at enmity with the seed of the first and of the last Adam.
Owing to the original sin, which was Eve's bestiality with the Devil-incarnate Serpent, a handsome giant man-like creature who fathered Satan's vicarious son Cain, there are two races on earth: Adam's race through Seth, and the Serpent's race through Cain. "Eve means the mother of all living" (Genesis 3:20; II Corinthians 11:1-3) but Adam is not "the father of all living" (Genesis 4:6-11; Hebrews 12:8; I John 3:12). Jesus is the "last Adam," He was not the last Cain. Every live birth in Adam's race is born "saved" as their names were written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world (Revelation 17:8). This is the genealogy of the first Adam, and so long as one's name remains in the Book he will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment. Cain and his race were never written in the Book of Life: they are not part of God's creation but hybrids as sin is righteousness perverted; born lost because they are without a KINSMAN redeemer.
By adding to and taking from God's unchanging Word, denominations and denominational people have transformed It from Spirit and eternal Life to death just like the pagans. Such hybridization spawns spiritual Serpent's seed.
Revelation 3:14, "Write to [William Branham] the angel of the church of the Laodiceans: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God." To suggest that Jesus is the beginning of God's creation would make Him lower than Godhead: He is the Creator God. The beginning of God's creation was the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1). Jesus Messiah is the Beginning of God creating Himself a part of creation (Hebrews 10:5). Christ's Bride is a continuation of the same creation as Eve was a continuation of the first Adam (Genesis 5:2). Christ's Bride is made up from the Holy Spirit taken from His side when God put Him to sleep on Calvary.
Romans 8:28-30, "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren [in the new creation]; and all those He predestinated, He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified: and whom He justified, these He also glorified".
Following Jesus' ascent from the Mount of Olives He received the office, Son of God and Mediator, (Gk.) 'parakletos' or advocate for the ignorance of the Church Age saints so that they may be baptized into His Body while the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals and they possessed only PART-Word.
John 5:19-26, "Jesus said to His disciples, I assure you, The Son can do nothing of Himself but what he sees the Father do [in a vision]: for whatever He does, these things the Son does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing: and greater works than these will He show Him, that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead, and gives them Life; even so the Son gives Life to whom He wishes. For the Father judges no man, but He has given all judgment to the Son: in order that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son does not honour the Father Who sent Him."
"Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears My Word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has eternal Life, and will not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into Life. Truly, truly, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is [since the Day of Pentecost has come], that the [spiritually] dead [predestinated to be Church Age saints] will hear the Voice of [Christ in the mediatorial Office] Son of God: and they that hear will be born-again. For as the Father has Life in Himself, even so He gave the Son to have Life in Himself; and gave Him authority to execute Judgment also because He is the Son of man." When the seven Church Ages ended in 1963, Christ's mediation was fulfilled and redemption was over; Jesus claimed the Book of Redemption, loosed its Seven Seals, then descended as King of Kings and Judge in the prophetic Office Son of man with the little Book open in His left hand; later, His Prophet revealed their mystery to His end-time Bride (Revelation 10:1-7)
Second was Christ's unseen (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming (arrival and subsequent Presence) "as a thief" in the prophetic Office Son of Man (Matthew 24:27; I Thessalonians 4:14; Revelation 16:15). Jesus instructed us that "for the elect's sake the days [at the end of the Christian dispensation] shall be shortened [by the revelation of the Seals granting us faith for translation grace without which there should be no flesh saved for the rapture]. Then if any one says to you, Behold, here is Christ, or there He is, believe him not. For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Therefore if they say to you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth; or, Behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the Gospel Light comes out of the east and shines even to the west; so will the Coming of the Son of man also be [a revelation "Light in the evening time" (Zechariah 14:7)]. For where the fresh-killed carcase [or "present Truth"] is, there the eagles, [Christ's end-time Bride with anointed eyes] will be gathered together" (Matthew 24:22-28).
The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form. We now have, by the grace of God, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Revelation 10:7). In this office He is King of Kings (Revelation 1:5-6; 5:10-14), and Judge (John 5:27). John 5:28 pertains to the general resurrection and the White Throne Judgement thereafter.
Immediately after the close of the Christian dispensation "the sun [S_O_N Light] will be darkened [over Christendom], and the moon [church] shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven [Lutheran; Methodist, Pentecostal and even Message ministers], and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken [as Satan and his host is cast down to earth (Revelation 12:7-13)]: then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven (Zechariah 14:4-5): and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man Coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels, two men anointed with the Spirit that endued Moses and Elijah with a great sound of [Israel's Seventh] Trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect [Israelites] from the four winds [or hot stage of World War III], from one end of heaven to the other" (Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 7:1-4). Brother Branham said, "Many Jews in the United States (which they won't escape from)" (COD, 97:235).
After the resurrection and translation of Christ's Bride of all Ages His parousia will turn unrecognized to the Land of the Covenant signified by the Pillar of Cloud above the Mount of Olives. The anointed ministry of their two prophets will introduce Christ's second or parousia Coming to an election among those Israelites who return from exile in the Muslim lands of the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian Empires although the revelation will not break before the latter part of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Christ's Third Coming will be His second physical or (Gk.) 'erchomai' return in the Office Son of David with the glorified saints of all Ages to step out on the atomic ashes of the wicked after the consummation for a thousand years of peace.
Christians stand in confidence before the very throne of God without condemnation, knowing we are the sinless, spotless Bride justified when He raised Jesus Christ from the dead.
God has such confidence in the believer He told His enemy, "My servant Job is so perfect, there's not another man on earth like him." In all of his trials Job was searching for the mind of the Lord. He was a prophet to whom the Word of the Lord comes and was sure he had followed every Word.
Just before the going-away God will pour out a latter rain that will elevate the faith in His little flock, then what we say He will do! We will be a new wave offering. Not another sheaf but the finished ripened Wheat Bride typed by the two loaves of leavened bread in Leviticus 23, representing the resurrecting saints who fell upon sleep, and "we who are alive and remain" to manifest that ALL of us are the Sons of God. The leaven signifies the corruptible flesh and irredeemable mortal spirit of Christ's end-time Bride.
Job had the gift of bypassing the ten senses of his flesh and spirit for a clear channel of communication with God thereby the world could not impede inspiration. Pre-eminence! Job's inspiration came in a time of crisis such as we live in today.
Romans 11:25, "Brethren, I do not want you to be uninformed of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that partial blindness has happened to Israel until the fulness of the Gentiles has come in." Then the Seventh Trumpet will announce the dispensation change and earthquakes will cripple the United States and world economy. Mainland USA will be invaded and occupied and Israel utterly defeated and abandoned by the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews, thereby enabling the children of Jacob to return to the Land of their Covenant for redemption. The foolish virgin, Fifth Seal Israelites and other non-elect individuals and groups in Adam's race whose names remain in the Book of Life were born "saved" from their mother's womb and die as martyrs to retain their names in the Book.
No one will be "saved" during the tribulation. Jesus said when the Seven Seals were opened there would be no further delay for intercession as all seven Church Ages of PART Word would be fulfilled, and redemption would be over (Matthew 25:1-13; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 10:6; 18:4). The "midnight cry" of the Prophet's Message announced the last opportunity us Gentiles will ever have to trim the denominational soot from our lamps.
Luke 17:30: "As it was in the days of Lot, so will it be in the day when the Son of man is being revealed." To reveal is to make known a secret: Jesus promised that the unwritten mystery that the voices of Seven Thunders uttered when Christ placed judgment on Rome, the beast from the sea, and on the USA, the beast from the earth, will be revealed in the days when the seventh angel's Message is calling His Bride out of Babylon (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4). Not in the days of Luther's Message, or Wesley's, or the restoration of the Gifts in Laodicea. At every dispensation change the majority is so bound by church traditions they are imprisoned and unable to follow the new Move of the Spirit (Isaiah 6:10; Romans 11:32; Revelation 3:14-22).
"When Jesus was in the world the world which was made by the Word knew Him not. He came to His own and His own received Him not; but as many as received the faith were transformed or born again by God's creative Word" for their day (John 1:10-13). Manifest in flesh the Creator said, "The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live." He was speaking of the regeneration of the Church Age saints by their understanding of the Word for their day and by virtue of His mediation in behalf of their ignorance of its fullness. This ceased "in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel when the Seals were opened and the mystery of God was finished" (John 5:19-26).
From the day of Pentecost and in each succeeding Age, the evidence of the new birth has been "hearing" what the Spirit was saying to the elect. How else can we receive God's Word but by the understanding of faith which comes by "hearing?"
Notice Jesus has been speaking of the Son of God dispensation. It is essential we recognize Jesus has three successive Offices: Son of Man, Son of God, and Son of David (Unveiling of God, p. 55:370). Prophet, Priest, and King—Offices that cannot work simultaneously.
When the Canaanite woman implored Jesus, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, You Son of David." As a Gentile she had no claim on Him as Son of David, so He replied, "I am sent only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel." But when she worshipped Him, saying, "Lord, help me," He fulfilled her request for He was her Lord (Matthew 15:21-28)!
We must say the right thing to God, for there will be no answer if our words are not mixed with faith. For instance, there is no promise of remission of past sins and new birth for those who are baptized in three Titles (I Peter 3:21).
Son of Man, Son of God and Son of David are three different and distinct Offices or dispensation claims of one Lord Jesus Christ. This does not make Him three persons anymore than three Titles, Offices, or dispensation claims Father, Son, and Holy Ghost make God three different persons. Three people in one god make three gods or language has lost its meaning, making Christians the infidels Muslims and 'Jews' suppose.
Both Isaiah 9:6 and Matthew 28:19 said Messiah would be known by three major Titles, Offices, or dispensation claims: "Wonderful Counsellor," the Holy Ghost or (Gk.) parakletos; "Mighty God or Everlasting Father;" and "Prince of Peace" or Son. But the compound redemptive NAME (singular) of these three Titles, Offices, or dispensation claims is Lord Jesus Christ. That is why we baptize, pray, marry, praise, bury, and live in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38-39; 4:12; Colossians 3:17). In the days of His flesh Jesus was not Priest, neither was He Judge, nor King; He was Son of man "the Prophet of Nazareth," the Sacrifice foretold by Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-18; Matthew 21:11; Hebrews 1:1-2).
In the days of His flesh Jesus exercised the Office of Prophet and sacrifice: Jesus was not just another prophet of God, He was the God-prophet, the beginning of the new creation of God-men. And the real Passover Lamb, for sacrificial animals are not "near kinsmen" to Adam's race and have no soul that can revive and come back upon the believer. They are simply mortal spirit and flesh that returns to the earth, hence we can "kill and eat."
After Calvary Jesus raised from the dead and appeared to many, and on the fiftieth Day of Pentecost He came back upon the hundred and twenty in the Upper Room and three thousand new converts outside. Thereafter He entered the Office of Priest and interceded for the ignorance of the Church Age saints so long as the Bible was sealed.
As the Sacrifice had to die before He could occupy the Office of High Priest for there could be no intercession, priestly ministration or resurrection of the Old Testament saints without His blood on the Mercy Seat attesting to His death as Testator in atonement for sin "life for life . . . without shedding of blood is no remission of sins".
In the days of His flesh Jesus could hardly have been Judge for He said, "I judge no man . . . I came not to judge but to save the world" (John 8:15; 12:47). Neither was He King but a Prince for He had not overcome in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-42), and until He had completely redeemed the Church Age saints through the centuries in which He was High Priest and Mediator for the elected, and claimed the Book of Redemption or Title Deed to all He had redeemed. Jesus could not fully redeem the Church Age saints on Calvary because the Book was sealed and what faith they had would be lost over almost a thousand years of Judaeo-Roman Catholic martyrdom, thus He had to intercede for their errors in ignorance of the fullness of the Word. As a king must have a kingdom Christ had to intercede for His kingdom in order that the Church Age saints could be born into it Spiritually (John 14:1-4; Revelation 1:6; 11:15) and so that the non-elect could secure their names in the Book of Life, and salvation.
Throughout seven Church Ages Jesus' body lay on the sacrifice altar until His mediatorial work was done. Once the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was baptized into the Body the Mercy Seat became a Judgment Seat (Revelation 4), and when the elders advertised for a kinsman redeemer the bloody Lamb advanced from the outer court into the Holy of Holies, took the Book, tore open its Seven Seals, and as Lion of the Tribe of Judah He became King of kings and Judge when the saints crowned Him by their revelation (Revelation 5:8-14). Now there is a Man enthroned in heaven, but Christ's Throne and His Kingdom will be on earth: only then will He be Son of David.
Close your eyes and visualize the centuries of PART-Word, Jewish fables and pagan myths incorporated as the Judaeo-Roman Universal church at the First Nicaea Council of AD325, that would martyr over 68 million Christians who refused these dogmas. At the close of the Laodicean Church Age in 1963 there was a breach of promise, a divorce when the churches, having apostatised, put Christ outside their camp and came under Judgment. In Revelation 4 the seven portions of the Spirit reported back before the Throne, and Christ's end-time Bride, represented by John in Revelation 4:1-3, was caught up in the Spirit or raptured to the Throne. "And before the throne there was a sea of glass, clear as crystal" typed by the Old Testament laver cast from the polished copper looking glasses of the Israelite women wherein the sacrifice was washed before being flayed and inspected for blemishes, and where the priests would wash their hands and their feet before entering the Holy Place. The "sea" of the laver was clear as crystal signifying that the PART-Word saints predestinated to the seven Church Ages had all been "sanctified and cleansed with the washing of water by revelation of the Word for their day. That Christ might present It to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that It should be holy and without blemish" (Ephesians 5:26-27).
Since the revelation of the Seven Seals we see the folly of Rome and her harlot daughter churches, "ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do their ministers also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was" (II Timothy 3:7-9).
Jesus is the firstborn of many brothers and Sisters (Romans 8:29; Hebrews 2:10-12; Revelation 3:14). He told the Israelites to their face, "In vain do you worship Me" (Matthew 15:9). In vain the church of this world still worships Him in the Office Son of God: sole Mediator and High Priest between God and men. They don't He is now in the Office Son of man, King of kings and Judge, and has indicted the denominations, "You are naked of the Blood, bankrupt of faith, and spiritually blind" (John 5:27; Revelation 3:17-20; Romans 11:32). Since the opening of the Seals God has been calling His people OUT from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches into "the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation" (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4).
- The Name Jehovah describes God as the self-existent One—not three.
- Jehovah Jireh describes God as the self-existent One who is your Provider (Genesis 22:13-19; Matthew 14:15-21).
- Jehovah Nissi describes God as the self-existent One who is your Banner or rallying point (Exodus 17:8-15; Revelation 19:11-16).
- Jehovah Rapha describes God as the self-existent One who is your Healer (Exodus 15:26; Matthew 4:23).
- Jehovah Shalom describes God as the self-existent One who is your peace rather than your judge (Judges 6:23-24; Luke 19:38).
- Jehovah Shammah describes God as the self-existent One who is Present (Ezekiel 48:35; Revelation 21:3, 22).
- Jehovah Tsidkenu describes God as the self-existent One who is your righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6; Romans 10:4).
Neither Israelite nor Christian have ever considered these seven Titles might be seven gods, or somehow seven persons in one god. Jesus fulfilled each Office proving He is the sole Person of God MANIFEST in virgin-born flesh to redeem Adam's fallen race from sin (I Timothy 3:16). Since the mystery of God is finished, only the spirit of strong delusion in the closing years of the Gentile dispensation could cause Bible students to suppose "Jesus" might be a second or third person of God (Isaiah 45:15, 21-22; Colossians 2:9).
Acts 2:36-39. God hides in humility and reveals Himself in simplicity such that "even the most stupid traveller who enters the road that leads to Life shall not err in the way of righteousness" (Isaiah 35:8).
In John's Gospel Jesus explained to His disciples that while He was with them physically, the time would come when the world would see Him no more, but they would not be without consolation. "I will return in another form, and at that day you will know I am with you, and also in you".
This promise began its fulfilment on the Day of Pentecost when He returned in Spirit form. In the form of flesh He could be present only so long as His disciples were gathered together in one location. But as Son of God, the Holy Spirit could be with and in every one of His saints in Spirit form, wherever they were 24 hours a day, through faith or understanding of the Word (John 14; Galatians 3:2,14; I Peter 1:22-25; I John 3:9).
As Son of God He was Mediator between God and men from Pentecost to the end of the Laodicean Church Age.
In Matthew 24:36, Jesus told His disciples there were many things even He did not know, and in Acts 1:6-8 He said it was not needful at that time for them to know when the millennium should commence, for the Gospel must first be witnessed to the Gentiles before the kingdom is restored to Israel. Thirty years later He signified the future two thousand years of Church history to John on the Isle of Patmos, instructing him NOT to write the Seventh Seal, which is the revelation of the previous Six Seals disclosed by the voices of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10:3-4. Thunder represents the Voice of God which spoke through each of the seven Church Age Messengers (John 12:27-29).
From the first three chapters of Revelation we learn Jesus did not immediately reveal all things to the early Church. Pentecost received the most important of all revelations—that of the Supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, which would be buried in martyrdom and Roman dogma—but the mystery of God and future Church history was sealed to the time of the end. God anointed seven major apostles with seven different measures of the Spirit to deliver a portion of His Word to the saints of each Age. The "letter" to each of these "angels" was a prophetic Message for the churches of each dispensation. The elect Church received what the Spirit was revealing for their Age and were born-again when they "heard the Voice of the Son of God," while the nominal church without faith to "hear" came under condemnation by the "letter" only (John 6:24).
This confirms our understanding of John 5:24-26 as we have explained:
Our FIRST birth brought us into the world physically; spiritually we were born dead in sins (Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:6). Jesus said, "My elect hear My Voice, and a stranger they will not follow . . . And all the Father has given Me will come." You see, only the elect can receive the Word for their Age.
Throughout the Church Ages Christ was in the Office of Son of God as Mediator, Priest or Advocate.
Like Israel the Church Ages ended in apostasy, but God promised to RESTORE the apostolic faith and finish the mystery of God in the "the shortening of days" (Matthew 24:22)—this holy convocation of His Supernatural unseen second Coming in W_O_R_D form. (The Greek word for this Coming is 'parousia,' meaning His 'arrival and subsequent Presence' and not His second physical return). Jesus said He would build His Church on the rock of Spiritual revelation of the Word which is faith (Matthew 16:13-20), The Church Age saints cannot be glorified until we come into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God. As the Word of God comes only to a vindicated prophet, the seventh angel of Revelation 10:7 was "Elijah the Prophet" of Malachi 4:5-6.
The second Coming is Christ the W_O_R_D, not Jesus the Man.
On Mount Transfiguration Jesus showed Peter, James and John a vision of the order of His second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel preceded by 'Moses' and 'Elijah.' The three witnesses represent the 144,000 elect Israelites, while the two witnesses who will reconfirm the New Covenant also represent the resurrected and translated New Testament saints with Jesus (Zechariah 4; Revelation 11; II Corinthians 13:1; Daniel 9:27; Matthew 16:27 – 17:13; Revelation 19:5-18). Following the martyrdom of the two witnesses Israel will recognize Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming. His third Coming or second physical return will not take place until after the consummation, when together with the saints of all Ages He steps out on the ashes of the wicked for the millennium (Malachi 4:1-3).
When Peter asked when the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 should come, Jesus replied, "This Elijah shall come at the end of the Gentile dispensation before the vision you have just seen comes to pass, and he will restore all things which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. Before I return to Israel, faith in the Word, which will be compromised through the Church Ages, must be RESTORED to perfect the Gentile Bride for the manifestation the Sons of God and the Resurrection." Jesus then identified John the Baptist as the Elijah of Malachi 3:1 who had already fulfilled his part of the Scripture and sealed his testimony with his own life (Matthew 17:1-13; Acts 3:21).
William Branham (1909-1965), the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, did not preach another gospel. As Christ was the only one "worthy to read the Book or even to look thereon," this could only occur once the last saint predestinated to the Seventh Church Age was redeemed or baptized into the Body, thus fulfilling His ministry of Mediation. Can you see that Revelation 4 and 5 could not be fulfilled until all Seven Church Ages had come to pass? "Then when that which is complete—Christ the fullness of the Word—has come through the revelation of the Seven Seals, PART-Word and Christ's mediation for ignorance of the fullness was done away" (I Corinthians 13:10).
"But Brother, what about Zechariah 14:4, 'His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives . . .?'"
His precious feet will not touch this earth until the millennium. "Blessed are they that have not seen, yet have believed." That is a symbol for Israel as Revelation 10:1-4 is a symbol to us Gentiles. The second Coming is spiritual, it is the W_O_R_D in the Office "Son of man" uniting with His Bride to fulfil John 17:21-23 and Ephesians 4:13 for the manifestation of the Sons of God. His THIRD Coming (or second physical return) will be the flesh Man in the Office Son of David.
All four Gospels speak of the 'parousia' "Coming of the Son of man," and of the "revealing" (Gk.) 'apokalupsis,' meaning disclosure of the Son of man at the end of the Gentile dispensation. None of these prophesies refer to the physical return of the Man Jesus. The second physical Coming is when He leaves His Father's Throne in heaven to take up His Own Throne on earth for the millennium in the Office of Son of David when the kingdom of Israel is restored (Revelation 3:21).
The second Coming at the end of the Gentile dispensation is not the Man from Galilee but Christ the Word, veiled behind a vindicated prophet revealing Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever, by the unmistakable Messianic sign of Hebrews 4:12: "discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart . . . as it was in the days of Lot" just before the Gentile cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. Through this ministry God raised the dead, restored sight to the blind, and performed more miracles than those recorded in all the Bible, proving Jesus lives (John 14:12).
Jesus commanded us: "Do not look for the Man" (Matthew 24:21-28).
He came as Son of Man to redeem His Bride, Son of God to intercede for the Church Age saints, Son of Man to incarnate the living saints with the fullness of the Word in the Rapture and will return with His saints as Son of David for the millennium.
John 5:26-28, "As the Father has Life in Himself; so has He given the Son to have Life in Himself; and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man. Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear His Voice, and . . ." then He spoke of the general resurrection and White Throne Judgment after the millennium. You must see that at the end of the Age He is no longer Son of God, Mediator and Priest? Once He had redeemed the PART-Word saints He took the Office Son of man and came back as Light on the Word to bring His end-time Bride into perfect oneness and indict the world. Now He is King of kings and Judge.
Once the Seven Seals were revealed, Christ was no longer mediating for ignorance. As on Mount Sinai, once the full Word or Commandment was delivered He became Judge (John 5:27; Romans 4:15; 5:13; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 4:5). Christ had to return to His prophetic Office in order to restore the apostolic faith, reveal the Seals, indict the world of sin, exact judgment under the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trumpet and Seventh Vial, then reconfirm His New Covenant to Israel and reveal Himself "the same yesterday, and today, and forever" through their two witnesses.
II Timothy 3 and 4 foretell end-time conditions in society and the church. Daniel was told, "Seal the vision and prophecy until the time of the END," so the end-time commenced in 1963 when Christ opened the Seven Seals. The Gospels also foretell the lawlessness of the end time—as in the days of the Judges of Israel every man does what he deems right in his own sight with no regard to God or His Word.
Jesus described the Coming of the Son of man as "lightning" in a hypocritical day that is "neither light nor dark . . . lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot"—a time of lawlessness with no Absolute, no right or wrong—but "in the evening time [just before the end of the Gentile dispensation and total apostasy] it will be Light." When Paul met Him on the Damascus Road He was Light. He has returned in this end time as the Light of seven days—the Fullness of the revelation (Luke 17:22-24; Isaiah 30:26; Zechariah 14:7; Revelation 10:1-7). God is Light, the second Coming is not a Man but Light; the same Light of revelation which shone in the East in the morning of the Gospel has restored the same faith in the West as a witness against the Christ-rejecting Gentiles (Matthew 24:27). The unveiling of the Seventh Seal brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form.
Jesus likened the days of the Son of man to the days of Noah, inviting us to compare current conditions with those that caused God to grieve forming man in flesh. Rather than taking dominion over the animals, his animal flesh, took dominion over the man through lust (Genesis 6:3). The sons of Adam immorally cohabited and interbred with the daughters of Cain. God never forgave this sin and destroyed the world. Jesus said miscegenation between the seed of the Serpent and the seed of Adam would repeat at the end of the Gentile dispensation and foretold the advances we see in science and engineering, increasing population and city building, "and as it was in the days of Noah so will the Coming of the Son of man be" (Matthew 24:37). As Enoch's translation, Noah's deliverance and the consummation of life vindicated their Message, the translation of the Bride and the consummation of life will vindicate Brother Branham's end-time Message. Despite the warnings and preaching, there is no repentance and the world will continue in sin until atomic fire destroys them all.
Jesus also compared end-time conditions with Sodom and Gomorrah (Luke 17:28-37) and promised the Son of man will be revealed to Abraham's royal Seed, called-out and separated from the world. From this type in Genesis 18, we learn the Church will receive no further witnesses after the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6.
Veiled behind the flesh of a created man God revealed the secrets of Abraham and Sarah's hearts, proving He was the Word (Hebrews 4:12).
Christ's 'parousia' Coming was signified in the heavens by a mysterious cloud above Tucson Arizona on February 28, 1963. A hundred and fifty independent photographs were taken, many of which appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. Scientific articles were published in encyclopaedias and books on meteorology (Daniel 7:9; Matthew 24:29-30; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). God revealed this to Brother Branham by vision several months before the phenomenon. This Cloud was miles above the atmosphere where there is no moisture, this was no natural cloud but a Supernatural Light scientists have to this day been unable to explain. The Son of man was revealed or made known through the ministry of William Branham by the same signs which vindicated Him in the days of His flesh. The dead were raised on many occasions, the blind received sight, the deaf heard and the lame walked. This was not done in secret but before congregations of half a million. Following one meeting in Durban South Africa, the council removed seven truck loads of discarded cots, wheelchairs, crutches and similar aids from the meeting place, the second largest race track in the world and the only venue that could accommodate the numbers.
God has always veiled Himself behind the flesh of men. Jesus was sent to declare the Father, not to make Himself known (John 1:18), and Brother Branham was sent to reveal the Son of man, not to promote himself. Not once did the sign of Hebrews 4:12 fail to reveal Christ in the Office Son of man, "the same yesterday, and today, and forever".
Actions speak louder than words. Denominational people say, "We're looking for the Coming of Christ." But their actions prove otherwise and they are looking for the wrong thing. But there is a people as Jesus described in Luke 17:30-37, one here and one there who are looking for the Coming of the Lord, and these verses speak of His end-time Bride being called out of "her," the church, into "Him," the Word by the "shout, and the Voice of the Archangel." He only reveals Himself to those with faith to understand. Only the elect are called out of dead creed and tradition to gather around the carcass of the Living Body Word of the Lord Jesus and be caught into a channel of revelation like Job. When the inspiration struck his heart he said, "I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand in the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh I shall see God" (Job 19:25-26).
Jesus said in Luke 17:28-30, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be when the Son of man is being revealed" or made known! John the Baptist, Malachi, Jesus and Peter said, "The heavens and the earth which are now are reserved for fire" (II Peter 3:7).
Jesus said He would return as Son of man in this day and He has. He is here NOW; Christ is here in W_O_R_D Form.
It was hard for Catholics to see Luther; for Luther's followers to see Wesley's dispensation, and for Wesley's group to see the Pentecostal Age. Now it is hard for the Pentecostals to see OUR day. And if it's hard for the Pentecostals, it is almost impossible for the Baptist, Methodist, Anglican and other denominations two or three dispensations behind God's Word to come out of Babylon into the glorious Light of "the present Truth".
Before the foundation of the world Jesus said "Let there be," and there was. "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. But as many as did know Him, to them he gave the power to become the Sons of God." New birth is by revelation. The very Creator Himself later said, "Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming when all that are in the grave will hear the Voice of the Son of man, and shall come forth." The very God who said "Let there be Light," said "The Voice of the Son of man would wake those that are in the grave." This has to happen in its season.
Now He is Son of man, not Son of God. He is the same Person in a different Office for a different work.
The Son of Man is the W_O_R_D: the Seventh Angel's Message is the Son of man—Revelation 10:1-7. In Revelation 1, which is the end of the Age, we see one like the Son of man standing in the midst of the seven lamp stands. The symbol is likened to the Son of man as Judge, girt about the breast with a golden girdle, not as Son of God and Mediator, and symbolizes the elect Church drawn out of all Ages. This is Jesus—impersonated in the flesh of His Church, Omega, His Capstone Bride! I Corinthians 6:2, "Don't you know that the saints will judge the world"? The finished Body has grown into the measure of the stature of a perfect Man, the Fullness of the Word, fulfilling Malachi 4 and other Scriptures that promised a restoration of the Word in this day. The Bride and Groom will be one when the Seventh Trumpet sounds the fullness of the Gentiles and announces the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
Jesus came as Son of man to redeem His Bride, as Son of God to mediate for His Bride while the Book was sealed, and again as Son of Man—the fullness of the Word uniting with His Bride for the resurrection, the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation. He will return with the saints of all Ages for the millennium in the Office Son of David.
God bless you Brethren as you receive this Word with all readiness of mind then search the Scriptures whether these things are so. Like Job, we are in the hour of crisis. If you have a genuine revelation like Job, you will hold to it though friends and family scoff and scorn your Jesus. If the church rejects this revelation because it condemns their creeds, it will reject the Word in you because the Life of Christ on display brings them into condemnation. nl1074.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.
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