Bible Believers' Newsletter 1079
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is a pleasure to see you . . . and you have a such a nice smile. We are going to have a great time of fellowship.
. . . today we commence a series "Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent" . . . on his physical offspring and multitudes spiritually beguiled, perplexed in heart and mind with no anchor to their soul. We will discover his trail throughout six thousand years from the verdant splendour of the Paradise "God planted eastward in Eden where He put the man He had formed," to the Fall. And from the Fall through to the Eden of worldly pleasure and unrestrained sin Satan is building today wherein "knowledge has increased and the wicked will do wickedly. None of the wicked will understand but the wise shall understand." Very soon his trail will take him into the Day of the Lord, and after seven years he and his people will be nuclear ash throughout man's first full day of one thousand years. Throughout this time their master Satan will be present but unable to influence the glorified saints, and with his subjects in the grave he will be powerless until they rise to be judged in the bodies in which they sinned. Then they will be cast into the Lake of Fire with the Serpent and his kindred, Satan and his followers, death and hell. The Lord Jesus will then create a renewed heaven and a renewed earth where He will dwell with His brethren for eternity.
The main articles in our Newsletters focus upon what Jesus is doing now while the current news tends to highlight what Satan is doing as foretold over thousands of years in your own Bible so please follow the links to the Full story. The world is again falling apart as it did in the days of Noah wherein the besetting sin was miscegenation between "the sons of God and the daughters of man." Colossians 1:17 tells us that Christ the Word has pre-eminence over all things, and that all things are sustained by the Word now being crucified the second time by the apostate churches (Luke 18:8; Hebrews 6:1-6; Revelation 3:15-20). The seven once Christian cities of Asia Minor typed seven future Church Ages: present-day Turkey (like Saudi Arabia) has long been ruled by Dönmeh Jews, and behind the scene Germany, France, Italy, Britain, Russia, Australia, the USA and Saudi Arabia are ruled by self-styled Jews.
The Laodicean or Pentecostal Church Age (1906 – 1963) ended in apostasy, but the spirit of "Laodicea," which means "people's rights"—egalitarianism, Communism, humanism, feminism, transgenderism, zoomorphism, globalism, miscegenation, homosexuality, marriage equality and rebellion against the Absolute of God's unchanging Word has possessed, oppressed and obsessed the minds of men without the Spirit of God (Matthew 4:4). These perverse 'rights' without responsibility are legislated by lapsed men and manly women who applaud same-sex marriage, condone serial monogamy and no fault divorce, while advocating euthanasia and ill-found religious beliefs. One word of dissent will soon be labelled 'discrimination' and a 'Hate Crime' whereby one is guilty until proven innocent, and the "squeeze" will be by UN edict.
The temperature of man's intellect is approaching 0°C: people do not read to think. Higher education no longer teaches students to think, but to learn or fail. Television has trained useless eaters to switch on, tune in, turn off: believe, absorb and obey what the man in the box has fed their comatose state. "Don't worry, be happy . . . Stupid!" A good man is a discriminating man, a discerning man "who receives what has been said with all readiness of mind, then proves all things against the Absolute and holds fast that which is good" (I Thessalonians 5:21). But men no longer think, they have surrendered their destiny to Jewish criminal organizations, the UNO, the Judaeo-Roman Universal church and Judaeo-Roman Islam. It is all Jewish! "The ancient landmark set by the fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has been removed" (Proverbs 22:28).
"Obedience is better than sacrifice," but having rejected Jehovah-Nissi, "the Lord our banner" (Exodus 17:8-16; Revelation 19:11-16), and unsure of Uncle Shmuel's nuclear umbrella, there is talk of Australia becoming a nuclear power. The world has gone insane; don't fear Jewish psychology, "Just say NO!" National heroes like America's Edward Snowden and Bradley Edward Manning—now Chelsea Elizabeth [yet] Manning, Britain's Tommy Robinson who appealed to President Trump to grant his family asylum, and Australian Julian Assange—all speakers of truth, persecuted, tortured and forsaken by their own alien-controlled governments before whom "Truth is no defence".
Brother Branham said, "it will not be used in a great way until this Council begins to tighten up . . . But when that time comes, when the squeeze comes down, then you'll see, what you've seen temporarily, be manifested in the fullness of its power. See? See?"
"There is coming a time upon, in this nation, to where this nation is going to exercise all the power that the beast had before it, which was pagan Rome when it become papal Rome . . . Revelation 13:11-18 plainly explains it. "The lamb come up out of the earth. The other beast come up out of water," thickness and multitudes of people. This lamb come up where there were no people [America]. A lamb represents a religion. The Lamb of God . . . And, remember, it spoke like a lamb. It was a lamb. And then, after a while, it received power, and spoke like a dragon; and exercised all the power the dragon had before him. And the dragon is "Rome," always. So don't you see? Roman denomination; "a mark," Protestant denomination; "a image unto the beast," making a power that'll force all Protestants, like a union. You'll have to be into this Council of Churches, or you won't be able to have fellowship . . ."
"It's tightening. And then when that time comes, and the press [squeeze] comes to a place to where you're pressed out, then watch . . . the Third Pull then, see, and it'll be absolutely to the total lost, but it will be for the Bride and the Church" (Look Away to Jesus, p. 5:38-39, 45, 49).
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.
The Obituary for Western Civilization can now be Written
July 10, 2019 — Here is a video of one of the migrant gangs that have been welcomed into Europe sticking a pistol's barrel into the mouth of a male Swedish teenager and ordering him to dance. Having been taught that it is racist, and perhaps a crime, to oppose invaders from the Third World, instead of fighting back the Swedish teenager complies and accepts, like a good European male, the humiliation. Of course, all of these decadent European countries have gun control laws, but nevertheless, the recent invaders are armed. I have heard nothing from the gun control lobby about disarming them. Try to imagine what would happen to a Swede who stuck a gun's barrel into the mouth of a privileged invader. No chance of that. The spirit of the Vikings is stone dead in Scandinavia. The cowards look the other way when their women are gang raped.
The gangs of the invaders are so aggressive, because they can sense that there is no fight in the people whose countries they have invaded. They also know that for members of the core white populations to resist them constitutes racism and a hate crime against a privileged migrant. White girls as young as 10 are subjected to gang rapes. The authorities no longer collect statistics on migrant crime. It is considered racist to do so . . . Do you remember all those photos and news report videos of all those dumb European women with banners welcoming the over-running of their European countries by the invaders? They were well paid by George Soros for the propagandistic orchestration designed to silence the protests of nationalists at the invasion of their countries. A goodly number of these dumb women have now been raped by those they were paid to welcome . . . Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
UN Global Compact: What Politicians won't tell You
July 7, 2019 — Nations' leaders signed the global compact at the very end of last year. Not one, and I mean not one single nation state consulted the their own people before signing this treacherous compact. They have signed away their sovereignty and their nation's borders to the UN losing control of who they can let in or turn away.
The compact compels that nations must use propaganda to fool the public into believing mass, uncontrolled migration from the third world is a good thing. And anyone who's against it is a racist, xenophobe, bigot, far right and Islamophobe. Governments have signed to fund media outlets who promote the compact while those who are against it will be defunded. Criticism of the compact will become a 'hate crime' while migrants will be empowered to play the race card at every opportunity to shut down our freedoms and take away our rights.
Winston Peters and Jacinda Ardern keeps coming onto New Zealand TV screens telling us that people (people like me and many others) are spreading misinformation about the compact. The opposite is true and that's why he and the PM are in cahoots with the MSM to not inform New Zealanders, and instead send out their attack dogs like Patrick Gower to smear genuinely concerned citizens as far right white supremacists.
This video is not edited and I make a blunder of two. Bill Little is Andrew Little (government minister). But I think the message is clear enough in colloquial everyday speak for better understanding. One thing's for sure we have been duped by this govt working on behalf of and kowtowing to the UN globalist agenda. This government is not representative of New Zealanders . . . Full story: youtube.com
Comment: The 'SQUEEZE' is being legislated via legislation on religious freedom (sic), discrimination and 'hate speech,' thought control. The hook-nosed 'hidden hand' has every government in the Compact; as we see, dissident governments are "squeezed" by sanctions, colour revolutions, piracy, or genocide.
Turkey's Erdogan Meet's China's Xi: Sultan shines in the Court of the Dragon King
July 10, 2019 — Turkey is a key hub in the emerging New Silk Roads . . . Erdogan is a master at selling Turkey as the ultimate East-West crossroads. He has also expressed much interest in joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), led by Russia-China . . . from threats of sanctions by the US Congress to NATO warnings—Erdogan never budged from Ankara's decision to buy Russian S-400 defence missile systems . . . shipped to Turkey as early as this week . . . their deployment should start by October . . . Turkey is the first NATO member state to buy S-400s. Xi . . . stressed the message he crafted together with Putin . . . China and Turkey should "uphold a multilateral world order with the United Nations at its core, a system based on international law" . . .
Before the 16th century, the main line of communication across Eurasia was not maritime, but the chain of steppes and deserts from Sahara to Mongolia, as Arnold Toynbee wonderfully observed. Walking the line we would find merchants, missionaries, travellers, scholars, all the way to Turko-Mongols [Khazars or Ashkenazim] from Central Asia migrating to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. They all formed the stuff of interconnection and cultural exchange between Europe and Asia—way beyond geographical discontinuity . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
A Major Conventional War against Iran is an Impossibility
July 8, 2019 — An Iraq style all out Blitzkrieg involving the simultaneous deployment of ground, air and naval forces is an impossibility . . . US does not have the ability to carry out such a project . . . Iran has sizeable military capabilities. Iran is to acquire Russia's S400 state of the art air defence system.
Iran is ranked as "a major military power" in the Middle East, with an estimated 534,000 active personnel . . . advanced ballistic missile capabilities as well as a national defence industry. In the case of a US air attack, Iran would target US military facilities in the Persian Gulf . . . none of Iran's neighbouring states including Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia would allow US-Allied ground forces to transit through their territory . . . a major conventional theater war by the US involving the deployment of ground forces would be suicide.
US Central Command (CENTCOM) . . . al-Udeid airbase in Qatar . . . "lies in enemy territory" . . . Qatar is now a firm ally of both Iran and Turkey . . . against Saudi Arabia and the UAE . . . Oman is now aligned with Iran. Under these circumstances, the transit of US war ships to the headquarters of the US Fifth fleet in Bahrain not to mention the conduct of naval operations in the Persian Gulf would potentially be in jeopardy . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The United States is the image of the beast of Imperial Rome, indicated by the belligerent image above, and the apostate (once) Protestant churches are the image of the beast of Papal Rome (Daniel 7:19; Revelation 13:15-18).
Does Trump have the Balls to hold the Deep State Accountable?
July 9, 2019 — It is a known fact that the orchestration of Russiagate, a hoax perpetrated on the American people and the world by the military/security complex, Democratic Party, and US presstitutes, required high officials of the CIA, FBI, and Obama Department of Justice (sic) to commit felonies. We know what the felonies are and who committed them. The plot required the print and TV media to serve as the propaganda ministry for the treasonous officials.
This is common knowledge among those who pay attention. Last April former House Intelligence Committee Chairman, now ranking member, Devin Nunes said that "criminal referrals on numerous individuals involved in the abuse of intelligence for political purposes" would soon be submitted. Apparently, the criminal referrals have been delayed while reports by Justice (sic) Department officials Michael Horowitz and John Durham are completed and cleared for release by—you guessed it—the CIA and FBI that the report investigates. The felonies committed by the CIA, FBI, and Obama Justice (sic) Department constitute no less than a coup against the president of the United States, an act of sedition and treason. Yet, those responsible might never be held accountable. Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
It's going to be Carnage – Deutsche begins culling 18,000 Employees
July 8, 2019 — Some readers might have dismissed warnings of "Lehman-style" scenes outside Deutsche Bank's global offices as hysteria related to the bank's restructuring. But the mass firings that will eventually cull some 18,000 employees, roughly 20% of the bank's global workforce, have already begun . . .
The layoffs come as DB refocuses on its core European corporate business, while also planning to package some €74 billion in derivatives into a "bad bank." Most of the job cuts will land outside Germany, partly because Germany's powerful unions will shield employees from the axe. The bank has committed not to fire any German retail employees against their will until mid-2021, and since 2017 it has been reducing head count through natural attrition. Full story: zerohedge.com
Comment: Add the sinking of Los Angeles and much of California then deduct 13.3% of US GDP, plus the collapse of the USD, the global economy and the invasion of the US mainland and the world will experience a global depression WORSE than the Great Depression as Brother Branham prophesied in 1961 (Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100).
World Jewish Congress: US Congress make Holocaust® Education Mandatory in Schools
July 5, 2019 — 'The Never Again Education Act' . . . would create grants for teachers to teach students about the Holocaust "and the repercussions that hate and intolerance can have on our society" . . . but we fear that selective focus on hate and intolerance against only Jewish victims to the exclusion of those in other ethnic groups [such as Semitic Israelites, Semitic Palestinians and Syrians and Lebanese and Iranians and Iraqis (like Abraham) and Libyans and Egyptians, to say nothing of Semitic Afghans who translated the Talmud] is likely to miss its stated goal. Without knowledge of the death camps and killing fields of the [Jew-ruled] Soviets, the Judaeo-Communist Red Chinese, the [Judaeo-Communist] Khmer Rouge of Cambodia, the torture chambers of Judaeo-Communist Romania and Cuba, [Jewish President Eisenhower's Death Camps in Germany after World War II; World Wars I, II, and now III] . . . children are likely to form a false impression that Jews are the only ones who have suffered from such inhumanity in modern times and that Nazis are the only perpetrators. This false impression also may be used to discourage criticism of the political policies of the Israeli government for fear of being labelled anti-Semitic and condemned on a par with Holocaust criminals. That outcome, in fact, may be the primary motivation behind this proposal.] Full story: needtoknow.news
Comment: The World Jewish Congress does not want holocaust® EDUCATION mandatory in American Schools: education would expose the FRAUD and HOAX of the three (3) holocausts or exterminations, each of six million Jews, eighteen million so-called Jews claimed in just the twentieth century; to say nothing of the vastly more numerous exterminations claimed by their lewd holy (sic) book in times past. They want the US Congress to make holocaust® PROPAGANDA mandatory in American schools (Genesis 3:15; Malachi 1:1-5; John 8:44).
Israeli Defense Ministry is 'disappearing' Documentation of 1948 War Crimes
July 5, 2019 — Since early last decade, Defense Ministry teams have scoured local archives and removed troves of historic documents to conceal proof of the Nakba. Palestinians uncover history of the Nakba, even as Israel cuts them off from their sources. For Palestinian historians researching the 1948 exodus of their people, the greatest challenge is getting access to the few surviving documents of the period: most are locked away in Israeli archives. Full story: haaretz.com
Israeli Ministry of Defense began removing and closing documents referring to crimes against Palestinians during the Nakba of 1948 from the Israeli archives . . . the plan adopted by the political and military leadership on 10 March 1948 was Dalet, which said that Palestinian villages were to be destroyed (by incinerating, blasting and mincing the rubble) and displacing the population. Jewish troops began to attack Jerusalem—first the district Shaykh Jarrah. The command was: "Occupy the neighbourhood and destroy all houses!" That this was not immediately put into action, was due to the intervention of the British. However, the Zionist troops were now bombarding the other districts of Jerusalem, the city was literally besieged, including the old town, in which 2,000 Jews lived, but also many Christians and Muslims who had fled there. Full story: nex24.news
Testimonies from the censored Deir Yassin massacre: 'They piled bodies and burned them.' 'Yiska' Shadmi, the highest IDF officer tried for the Kafr Qasem massacre, admitted before his death that his trial was staged to protect military and political elites . . . behind the horrific 1956 event was a secret plan to transfer Israel's Arabs. Full story: haaretz.com
General's final confession links 1956 massacre to Israel's secret plan to expel Arabs Full story: haaretz.com
Abandoned Palestinian village in Jerusalem named one of 25 endangered world monuments. The World Monuments Fund, publishes its list every two years, was among voices blocking the building of a luxury real estate project at the site. Full story: haaretz.com
A Massive Earthquake
couldWILL plunge Large Parts of California into the Sea INSTANTLY
March 17, 2013 — A few years ago, a team of scientists discovered that earthquakes in the distant past caused the ground in southern California to sink by up to three feet in a matter of moments. Their research led them to the conclusion that if a similar earthquake happened today, large portions of southern California would go into the Pacific Ocean "almost instantly". . . The Big One may be overdue to hit California, but scientists near LA have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake. They claim that if a major tremor hits the area, it could plunge large parts of California into the sea almost instantly. The discovery was made after studying the Newport-Inglewood fault, which has long been believed to be one of Southern California's danger zones. [The Prophet William Branham said a segment of earth 1,500 x 300 – 400 miles will sink beneath the Pacific – Ed].
Cal State Fullerton professor Matt Kirby was one of the scientists that worked on that study, and he insists that if such a quake happened right now there wouldn't be any time to evacuate . . . It's something that would happen relatively instantaneously,' Kirby said. 'Probably today if it happened, you would see seawater rushing in' . . . Full story: dailymail.co.uk
Comment: This is the fulfilment of Matthew 24:37, "As the days of Noah were, so shall also the (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man be." This speaks of the CURSE of miscegenation, applauded as multiculturalism—the genocide of Adam's race that so grieved the Lord He repented that He had made man on earth (Genesis 6:1-7). You can see the hybridization of GMO seeds, can you see the hybridization of Adam's race, and of religions? Have you not recognized the Coming of the Son of man in 1963 (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:14-16; Revelation 10:1-4; 16:15).
Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. Right to know. Don't put in Your Shirt Pocket
July 2, 2019 — A landmark Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the City of Berkeley's cell phone right to know ordinance rejecting industry's argument that the ordinance violates the First Amendment. The Berkeley ordinance requires retailers to inform consumers that cell phones emit radiation and that "if you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation." In upholding this decision, the panel concluded that the public health issues at hand were "substantial" and that the "text of the Berkeley notice was literally true," and "uncontroversial."
Further, the panel determined that the Berkeley ordinance did not constitute pre-emption. "Far from conflicting with federal law and policy, the Berkeley ordinance complemented and enforced it." The panel held Berkeley's required disclosure simply alerted consumers to the safety disclosures that the Federal Communications Commission required, and directed consumers to federally compelled instructions in their user manuals providing specific information about how to avoid excessive exposure . . . Full story: ehtrust.org
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent – I
Jesus said, "Miscegenation between the races of Cain and Adam, which caused God to send the Flood will repeat in the time of My 'parousia' Coming." That is, from 1963 to the present day. Now I've chosen three Scriptures from which to draw a context for our sermon tonight.
Genesis 3:15, "I will put enmity between the Serpent and the woman, and between his seed and her seed".
Malachi 1:2-4, "I have loved you, says the Lord. Yet you say, Wherein have You loved us? Was not Esau your father Jacob's brother? said the Lord: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the jackals of the wilderness. Edom's descendants said, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places."
Judah's king and high priest, John Hyrcanus I forcibly assimilated the Edomites in 125BC. After World War II these Political Zionists, taking advantage of impoverished European self-styled Jews, forcefully and unlawfully shipped them to Palestine where they seized control "and built the desolate places."
"THUS SAITH THE LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and men shall call them, the Land of Wickedness, and, those whom God does not ever forgive." (That's what God thinks of their Israeli gangland, and a prophecy of their fate sealed in Zechariah 14:1-2; Revelation 11:8; 16:19 and UN Resolution 181 of November 29, 1947).
I Peter 2:9-10, "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him Who has called you out of darkness into His marvellous Light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but have now obtained mercy".
God is a Separator, brethren; those who are His children will not be offended at His Word. There's been a great battle going on since the Fall in the Garden of Eden. And it's a story of jealousy between Lucifer and his children who have no inheritance in this world or hope in the next, and Michael, who is Gabriel, who is Jesus Christ, whose children are joint heirs with Him in the Kingdom of God.
It's a story of sibling rivalry and a root of bitterness that was permitted to flourish. Throughout the Bible we see twins like Abel and Cain, Michael and Lucifer, Jesus and Judas, Light and Darkness, and the crow and the dove. In this lesson we will study the twins Jacob and Esau.
The Israelites who ratified the Covenant at Sinai and the children born in their homes were entitled to citizenship. Israel came out of Egypt under the blood of a lamb and God met with Moses on top of Mount Sinai which is in Saudi Arabia, not in the Sinai Peninsula (Exodus 2:15; 3:1, 12; Deuteronomy 1:2; Galatians 4:25).
God made His Covenant in Exodus 19:5-8, "If you will obey My voice by deeds, and keep My Covenant, then you shall be My own peculiar treasure from among and above all people: for all the earth is Mine: And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests (or mediators in My Presence on behalf of other nations), a holy nation (separated and consecrated to the worship of God, which is not hymn-singing and praying, but living the Life. True worship is having the Token of the Life of Christ on display at all times). Tell these Words to the children of Israel".
And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and told them all these Words which the Lord commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, "All that the Lord has spoken we will do. And Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord".
Then God summoned Moses, Aaron and his sons Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of Israel's elders to Mount Sinai, where Moses would enter the Presence and be alone with God forty days and forty nights to receive the Ten Commandments on two tables of stone. But before they ascended, "Moses wrote all the Words of the Lord, and rising early in the morning, built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, representing Israel's twelve tribes.
And he sent young Israelite men, who offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the Lord. And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he dashed against the altar. Then he took the book of the Covenant, and read it in the hearing of the people: and they said, All that the Lord has said will we do, and be obedient.
And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the Covenant, which the Lord has made with you according to these Words" (Exodus 24:4-8, I Corinthians 11:25; Hebrews 10:28-29).
God established His nation under a blood-sealed Covenant. Citizens who despised the Covenant died without mercy by the hand of Israel on the evidence of two or three witnesses (Deuteronomy 17:2-6). And not everyone who came out of Egypt with Israel was entitled to citizenship in Israel. A mixed multitude of races and beliefs tagged behind the Hebrews for the opportunity to escape slavery. These people were without faith and became a stumbling block to the children of Israel, lusting after the worldly comfort of Egypt, video games, garlic and leeks, till they angered God Who sent them manna from heaven. And when they lusted after fresh meat, He sent quail in such abundance that in their greed they made themselves ill.
Paul tells us that although these all followed the Shekinah of the Angel of God's Presence as we walk in the Light of His parousia or Presence today, and they were all baptized in the Red Sea as we are all baptized in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, not three Titles or Offices, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. And they all ate the same bread from heaven, as we all feed our souls upon the same Message; they all drank the life-giving water from the smitten rock as we all drink of the Holy Spirit, yet they lusted after the world. Paul called them idolaters and murmurers. Jesus said that their names were removed from the Book of Life (I Corinthians 10:1-11; Hebrews 3:17; John 8:49).
Paul said that these things happened to them as an example for us. As "all Israel is not Israel," not all who came out from denominationalism by the "Shout" of Matthew 25:6, Revelation 10:7 and 18:4 are citizens of Spiritual Israel. Indeed, I am persuaded that very few of us are truly born-again.
Not only was Israel a mixed multitude that included many who were ineligible for citizenship naturally, being excluded on racial lines, but only three adult men who came out of Egypt were named as spiritual citizens of Israel—Moses, Joshua and Caleb.
Turn to Exodus 23:20-33 because I want to demonstrate that God is a Separator. Follow in your Bibles as I ad lib. Here God tells Moses of the blessing and protection that will go before Israel, because the Angel of His Presence will prepare the way. And provided they obey His instructions, nothing will stand before the Word of the Lord. Their material needs will be supplied, there will be no illness, and all of their battles will be victorious.
This is how it must be with Christ's end-time Bride as we mature approaching the end of the Christian dispensation in preparation for the manifestation of the Sons of God. But we are still very much a mixed multitude and must separate from all unbelief, and stop attending denominational churches as a means of entertainment to quell loneliness, for what fellowship has Christ with antichrist, or Light with Darkness?
God could not bless Abraham until he separated from his heathen father Terah, through the old man's passing, and from his nephew Lot. And God cannot bless Christ's Bride so long as she has one foot in the Word and one foot in the world, God's Word calls for a total separation from unbelief. God requires His perfect will in our lives. Abraham just started out with His permissive will. God called Abraham and his wife on a journey of faith, He didn't say, "Bring the family"!
Abraham is our type. He had to separate from Lot who followed the same Message of deliverance but was not God's elect. Lot types the foolish virgin who are saved through the tribulation. Foolish virgins today are not Lutherans, Baptists, Adventists, or Pentecostals, but those who heard the midnight cry of Matthew 25:6, I Thessalonians 4:16 and Revelation 18:4, which is the Message of the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7, and came out of Babylon with the wise virgins. Christ's end-time Bride must separate from the un-believers and the make-believers.
We will always have the foolish virgin in our midst, and God can use them. Many among us are so foolish they are not virgins to the Word—living holy lives consecrated to God—but denominational prostitutes, and "it is the little foxes that spoil the vine." Your understanding of and separation to the revealed Word will distinguish between you. They cannot follow and "will walk away from us because they are not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us" (I John 2:19; Titus 3:9-11). Let them go: this is the Lord's doing? The division is not among the elect but among the non-elect.
Reading on in Exodus 23 God tells Moses, the Angel of His Presence will guide Israel into the land of "the Amorites, and the Hittites and the Perizzites, the Canaanites, Hivites and the Jebusites." He says, "You shall make no Covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land which you will confiscate from them." These were physical Serpent seed—children of Cain through Esau—as today's Lutherans, Baptists and Pentecostals are all spiritual Serpent's seed following the hiss of the Serpent into a hybrid religion that is impersonating the Word for a day gone by, or in the case of Judaeo-Roman Catholicism, JW's, SDA's and many other cults, Babylonian paganism and religious guesswork.
Jesus stated emphatically, "My sheep receive My Word, and will not follow a stranger" (John 10:1-5). "After the opening of the Seven Seals, false anointed ones and false prophets will show great signs and wonders, but My elect shall not be deceived on the revealed Word" (Matthew 24:24). And Paul said, "If one can't receive the faith or understanding after two admonitions you know the election is off" (Titus 3:9-11).
In Church last week, we spoke about the signs Jesus promised would follow the believer's faith. Mark 16 was vindicated in Acts 28 and Paul was so full of the Holy Ghost that when the snake took hold of his hand to escape the flames, he shook it back into the fire and carried on with his work. Paul was not prepared to reason with the natural circumstances of his situation against a promise of God's Word. He was full of the Word, which is His Spirit in a form we can receive by faith.
Brother Branham said, "Give me a Church full of the Holy Ghost. God will do in one year what all theology's failed to do in two thousand years. You wait till the anointing of the Church really strikes home. They have faith, the little remnant. After the doors of the Gentiles are closed. Oh, God will anoint a church then" (C.O.D., p. 145:203).
Well, what are we waiting for? Let's practice so that we're ready to manifest that we are the Sons of God. God's Word calls for a total separation from unbelief, and we'll be unready if we unite with either mainstream or Message denominations. God preserve us from that! We don't want to dilute the Spirit: "sitting down to eat and drink and rising to play with the mixed multitude" (I Corinthians 10:7). Yet periodically some do-gooder sounds the trumpet for those who don't agree on the Message, to walk together anyway. Why? when the Holy Spirit has separated us from one another?
As a child I attended Sunday school where we sang the chorus:-
"Jesus died for all the children,
All the children in the world;
Red and yellow, black and white,
All are precious in His Sight.
Jesus died for all the children in the world."
Skin colour has nothing to do with it, but that song is a lie. Jesus did not die for "all the children in the world." He died only for the children of Adam's race regardless of their colour—and for them alone, as He is a KINSMAN Redeemer. Jesus Christ is the last Adam, He is not the last Cain.
Remember, our subject is citizenship in Israel. The natural types the Spiritual. Certain individuals in Israel's midst were excluded from citizenship. Today this applies to Spiritual Israel, the true Church. In every assembly there are three kinds of believer—the genuine believer or elect, the make-believer who is deceived or a deceiver, and the unbeliever or sinner.
All physical Serpent's seed found in the Promised Land were to be killed—from the innocent babe at its mother's breast to the old men and women (Deuteronomy 7:1-6). They were excluded from Israel. As natural Serpent seed are the descendants of Cain, the hybrid son of the Serpent and Eve, spiritual serpent's seed are the bastard children of Satan's false church which hybrid God's Word with man-made traditions. Since they will all have their part in the Lake of Fire, what is the name of the spirit that entices you to fellowship in their conventicles (Revelation 2:21-23; 19:21)?
Certain of Israel's relations were also excluded from citizenship, a type of the foolish virgin, and also the unbeliever in our midst today. Spiritual Israel are a separated people, united with God and one another by faith, not by man-made fellowship however well-intentioned.
There was another group who, like the Canaanites, were begotten by incest or adultery. Let's look at these "strangers":-
Deuteronomy 23:2-8, "No one born of incest or adultery [a mamser] shall enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord [the number ten denotes the perfect, absolute exclusion from election of anyone born of incest or adultery, a bastard]. No Ammonite or Moabite shall enter the congregation of the Lord; even to the tenth generation they shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord forever: because they did not meet you with bread and water when you came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor from Mesopotamia, to curse you. Nevertheless the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; but the Lord God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because your God loved you. You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity so long as you live".
(An Ammonite or Moabite is excluded from Israelite citizenship even if they married a Jewess. This did not apply to an Ammonitess or Moabitess (such as Ruth), as the lineage follows the male line).
"You shall not abhor an
Edomite[the correct word is] Syrian; [omit 'for Esau was your brother' these are either scribal errors, or intentional corruptions like the introduction of the modern English word "Jew" into the Bible in the 18th century which nominates Jesus as a Jew and probable Edomite]: you shall not abhor an Egyptian, for you were a stranger in his land".
"The grandchildren [third generation] of the Egyptians who came with you out of Egypt may enter the congregation of the Lord".
Who were these "strangers" in Israel? The dominant principles of legislation concerning them are expressed in Deuteronomy 10:18 and Leviticus 19:33-34, "If a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not vex him. But the stranger who dwells with you shall be as one born among you and you shall love him as yourself . . ." This treatment of the stranger is based partly on historic recollection and partly on the duty of the Israelite to his God. Much misunderstanding has arisen because English Bible translators commonly used the word "stranger" for any person, regardless of race, who is unknown in the immediate circle of a given family. Had they exercised greater care, they would have presented this subject in an entirely different light.
Four different Hebrew words have been translated "stranger" in the KJV Bible. They are: (1) ger (2) toshabh (3) nokri, and (4) zuwr.
In Leviticus 19:33-34, the "stranger that dwells with you shall be as one home-born." A temporary inhabitant or newcomer, racially identical with Israel but lacking inherited rights was called the ger, and was conceded rights. The word was used of the Patriarchs in Palestine, the Israelites in Egypt, Levites dwelling among the Israelites (Deuteronomy 18:6; Judges 17:7), and particularly of free aliens residing among the Israelites.
Historical circumstances made the position of the resident alien important from the foundation of the nation. A "mixed multitude" went up with Israel from Egypt, and after the conquest, Israelites and the races of Palestine lived side by side throughout the land. Solomon numbered 53,600, whom he put under tribute (II Chronicles 2:17-18; I Kings 9:20-23).
In nationality, the freeman followed his father, so that the son of a ger and an Israelitess was also a ger, contrary to the false teaching of the Talmud followed by the Pharisees which claims that the lineage follows the mother (Leviticus 24:10-22). Special care was to be taken to do him no judicial wrong (Deuteronomy 1:16; 24:17; 27:19). In Law, the ger or gerim, were to have equality of justice with native Israelites (Leviticus 18:26; 20:2; 24:10-22; Numbers 35:15).
A free Israelite who became his slave was subject to redemption by a near kinsman at any time on payment of a fair price—Leviticus 25:47-55. This passage and Deuteronomy 28:43-47 contemplate the possibility of a ger's becoming wealthy, but the greater number of legal provisions regard him as probably poor.
Because the ger would be naturally disadvantaged through his alienage, he becomes one of the favourites of a legislation that gives special protection to the weak and helpless. Thus provision is made for him to participate in tithes.
Deuteronomy 14:28-29, "Every third year you must use your entire tithe for local welfare programs. Give it to the Levites who have no inheritance, and the stranger, to widows and orphans within your town so they can eat and be satisfied; and then your God will bless you and your work." (Also see Deuteronomy 26:12).
The gerim also shared the gleanings of various sorts and forgotten sheaves (like the saints of the Seven Church Ages of part-Word) (Leviticus 19:10; 23:22; Deuteronomy 24:19-22). And if he hired himself out, his employer was bound to refrain from oppression (Deuteronomy 24:14).
He was expected to keep the Law, and nearly all the main holy days applied to the gerim—he was to rest on the sabbath, to rejoice on the feasts of Weeks and Tabernacles, observe the Day of Atonement, and to eat no leavened bread on the Feast of Unleavened Bread. He was forbidden to eat the Passover until circumcised, and was then subject to all the rules of purification against uncleanness like any Israelite. The status and privileges of the ger derive from the bond of hospitality in which a guest is inviolable with claims of protection and full sustenance in return for loyalty (Genesis 18:1-8; Judges 19:16-21).
From the vision of Ezekiel 47:22 we see the gerim are assigned an inheritance in the land among the Israelites. "Divide the land for an inheritance for yourselves, and the strangers that sojourn and have children born among you. They shall be to you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel".
The ger type the elect Gentiles who, like Japheth, come under the same covering as Shem (Genesis 9:27). These privileges are not extended to those covered by toshabh, nokri and zuwr.
The Hebrew word toshabh is used to identify one who is different, in an unspecified way to the ger, like an alien or estranged person. Perhaps a less permanent sojourner like a resident guest visiting the house of a priest in Israel who was denied further rights. They may not, under any circumstances, eat the Passover or any of the "holy" things of a priest (Exodus 12:45; Leviticus 22:10). In contrast to the ger, His children could be bought as perpetual slaves with absolutely no recourse to redemption—the Law of Jubilee did not apply to them (Leviticus 25:45). Toshabh, while permitted to reside in Israel, had no legal status except in respect of justice, beyond which he had no rights whatsoever.
The word nokri (ben nekhar), covers everything of alien or foreign character, regardless of the place of residence, and is defined by the context in which it appears. It embraces the Canaanites, who descended from Ham's incestuous behaviour with his father's Serpent seed wife Naamah, and the Moabites and Ammonites who descended from Lot's cohabitation with his own daughters. These nokri were strictly taboo with no rights or privileges in the Israel community. Their status was that of a bastard—in Hebrew a "mamser," meaning one of mixed or spurious origins—being specifically prevented by Divine Decree, from entering the congregation of the Lord even to his tenth generation "forever" (Deuteronomy 23:2-3)! While the subject of marriage between the ger and the toshabh is not mentioned, marriage with the nokri is positively forbidden (Genesis 24:3). The Serpent's seed are Nokri.
The Hebrew word zuwr, takes its definition, like the other words, from the context. The word appears in connection with enemy aliens or a foreign race (Serpent's seed) with no rights whatsoever in Israel. Even justice is denied the zuwr. In all Israel's national disasters, the zuwr is reckoned the main contributing factor. And in each of the following three examples this judgment has befallen Israel because, like Eve, Israel has broken God's Covenant. Isaiah 1:7, "your country is ruined and desolate, your cities are burned, and while you watch helplessly strangers (zuwr) destroy and plunder everything in sight . . ." Hosea 5:7, "They have dealt treacherously against the Lord, bearing strange (zuwr) children." Hosea 7:9, "Strangers (zuwr) have devoured his strength, and he knows it not." (See also Genesis 3:15; 4:11-16; 6:1-4; 9:25; Leviticus 26:16, 32; Isaiah 17:10; 25:2, 5; 28:21; 29:5, 43:12; 61:5; Obadiah 1; Malachi 1:1-5; Romans 9:10-15).
One English word "stranger" thus translated from the four Hebrew words tends to obscure the true relationship required by God in dealing with other people. And in a similar way, the English word "Coming" translated from two Greek words "erchomai" and "parousia" has produced great confusion among nominal believers, most of whom actually imagine the Man from Galilee will physically descend from the clouds, when this is not what the Bible is teaching.
Deuteronomy 23:7 is translated incorrectly in our English Bibles: "You shall not abhor an
Edomite; for he is your brother:" [any Bible student knows that this is IMPOSSIBLE, for the Edomites are physical Serpent's seed and accursed of God as attested by the above scriptures: the correct word is Syrian! As we live, the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Khazar and Edomite self-styled Jews are trying their utmost to kill the Semitic Syrians, [Lebanese and Iranians] related to Jacob/Israel to fulfil Esau's oath (Genesis 27:39-41). Hence 'the coalition of the willing' apostate nominally Christian servicemen of our Jew-ruled Hegelian sham two party democracies (sic)]: "you shall not abhor an Egyptian; because you were a stranger [ger] in his land".
How about a German, Englishman, Australian, Russian, Canadian or American Jew? If the Israelites were "strangers" in the land of Egypt, much more are they who call themselves "Jews," strangers in these lands today. They should reverence their hosts, and host countries and behave as considerate guests, not account themselves permanent citizens in these far-away lands where, according to the Bible, they are "strangers." The Land of Palestine was granted to Jacob/Israel whom these non-Semitic "strangers" impersonate. Their hypocrisy is redoubled since the Covenant and the name Israel, which they have stolen is of no effect outside the Land of the Covenant.
In her book, "My Life," Israel's non-Semitic former Prime Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir recalls the seventh meeting of the Canadian Jewish Congress in Spring of 1947, where the non-Semitic future Zionist leader, Dr. Nahum Goldmann explained, "We insisted on Palestine not because of religious, historical or sentimental reasons, but because Palestine is a turning table of three continents and in the military, political, and strategic sense it is the world's center." "Besides,"—added speaker Goldmann, quoting a statement which appeared in the "Congressional Bulletin"—"the oil reserves in this area are much higher than on the whole American continent."
These people care not a fig for the Promised Land God gave to the lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They considered settlements in Australia, Africa, Madagascar, Poland and South America. Those who settled present-day Israel were often illegal refugees forced onto ships against their will. These are "strangers" with no history in the Land of Israel today as they are "strangers" in the lands of Germany, Poland, Russia, Austria, Hungary or America. According to Scripture, they are wanderers with no inheritance in any land (Genesis 4:14).
"The God of Israel knows who are His, and all things work together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose." In His providence the World Wars were to establish Israel in the Homeland so He could fulfil prophecy—NOT create a Mafia state for "strangers" to hijack the world. There a tiny remnant of the predestinated true seed of Abraham, Isaac and Israel that will be restored to the Land of the Covenant where the God of their forefathers will meet them through the spoken Word of the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4.
Beware wolves in sheep's clothing. Beware of "strangers." Test all things by "the present Truth" of God's unchanging Word. All Israel is NOT Israel, and all Christendom is NOT Christian.
Let's not be too hasty to amalgamate with every group that claims to follow the ministry of Brother Branham. Give them the Word test. We can only know God as we understand the Logos, not as we agree on the Rhema. Paul observed, "the letter killeth, but the Spirit is Life".
The question that arises is, what was the status of the Edomites?
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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.