Bible Believers' Newsletter 1096
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is always good to see you and to share fellowship in the Absolute.
Our main article "Let there be Light" types the natural with the Spiritual to illustrate the gentle nature of the Spirit who seeks not to persuade, threaten or force worship or even respect. He has placed each of us on free moral agency to choose or refuse to willingly, lovingly serve Him. He simply shines the Light of His unchanging Word knowing that His children will recognize His Voice and walk in the Light as He is in the Light. The Lord worked for six thousand-year days speaking creation, then seeing "that everything He had made was very good" He rested on the seventh day and watched as His Word manifest what He had spoken.
His new creation of God-men spoken through seven Church Ages of PART Word by seven refracted rays of Christ's glory follows this pattern so that in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in One all things in Christ" (Ephesians 1:10; Hebrews 13:8). The fullness of times arrived in 1963. "When God sends forth a Message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait; long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God" (William Branham, Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 167:2-169:7; Amos 8:11).
The famine for hearing the Word of God began in the Laodicea Church Age which ended in 1963, and the apostate world church system is as blind today as Israel was 2,000 years ago (Luke, 18:8; Romans 11:32; II Timothy 3 and 4:1-5; Revelation 3:15-20). The Coronavirus promises the depression will set in this year. Speaking on air from China an Australian furniture manufacturer said he heard rumours from staff last November that people were being hospitalized and never heard from again.
In Equatorial Guinea four suspected to have symptoms of the coronavirus have been quarantined, and there are suspected cases in Côte d'Ivoire, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia and the Sudan (pharmaceutical-technology.com). This week's news shows the world is headed toward an unhappy climax.
Maintain you sanctification with the Token on display. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water before touching food or your face or rubbing your eyes. Wear gloves. Always take a shopping cart from outside the store where the sun has had a chance to disinfect it.
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.
Will China Virus trigger New Great Depression? US Economy already Fragile
February 12, 2020 — As official China infection numbers soar daily and deaths attributed to coronavirus climb, the world's major manufacturing center and source of a huge part of the global industrial supply chains, China, could face catastrophic economic consequences from the health emergency and resulting cordon sanitaire closings of cities involving . . . more than 77 million citizens and the manufacturing that is linked to it. That in turn could drag the entire world, most especially the USA, into a severe economic downturn at a time it is ill-prepared.
The US shale energy industry has pinned its hopes on the recent US-China trade deal in which China agreed to buy an extra US$18.5 billion of energy products in 2020 . . . China, will import significantly less oil . . . as of end January Chinese oil demand has dropped by about 20% . . . and the price for the US West Texas Intermediate oil is below $50 . . . shale oil company bankruptcy filings was rising significantly as prices . . . below profitability . . . active oil and gas drilling rigs in the US has fallen by 265 from this time a year ago . . .
Celadon Trucking with over 3,000 drivers, filed for bankruptcy protection . . . year-on-year, total volume of goods shipped by rail, barge, air and land in the US dropped by 7.9% . . . excluding bulk commodities like grain . . . Rail freight down 9.2% . . . farm export boost fades by the day.
China, will have untold consequences on US corporations like Boeing, GM, Apple and countless others if the crisis continues to grow . . . South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia suspended production in Korea . . . China component supply chain remains shut . . . German industry . . . strongly reliant on China exports from auto parts to machine tools . . . in limbo. France, Italy and other EU economies . . . "any economic shock to China's colossal industrial and consumption engines will spread rapidly to other countries through the increased trade and financial linkages associated with globalization . . ." This has the potential to shake the world yet financial markets blissfully ignore all. Full story: globalresearch.ca
When Davos WEF was planning for a Coronavirus Pandemic
February 5, 2020 — Approximately six weeks before the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan (China), early December 2019, an exercise was organized by the Davos World Economic Forum in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the [eugenicists] Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The exercise was held in New York City on 18 October 2019, for the specific purpose of mapping the response of transnational corporations and governments to a coronavirus epidemic. 15 world leaders took part in this exercise, including the two Chinese and American officials in charge of fighting epidemics . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
February 5, 2020 — Wuhan crematoriums 'are burning bodies 24/7 [something Nazi Germany could not accomplish] to cope with extra workload of the coronavirus outbreak'. Over sixty cities in three provinces in China are in lockdown. Guangzhou City with a population of fourteen million is in lockdown. All residential blocks are isolated from each other. So far about four hundred million people, 28.5% of China's population are locked down. That is more than the entire population of the United States. youtu.be
How can China build a Hospital for the Coronavirus in just Ten Days?
February 6, 2020 — George Galloway explains how China can build a hospital for the Coronavirus in just 10 days! They promised to build it in five days; they were three days late and apologized! Full story: youtube.com
Biological Weapons: a Useful and Timely Factual Overview
February 7, 2020 — The US government and its many agencies and educational and health institutions, have for many decades conducted intensive research into biological warfare, in many cases strongly focused on race-specific pathogens.
In a report to the US Congress, the Department of Defense revealed that its program of creating artificial biological agents included modifying non-fatal viruses to make them lethal, and genetic engineering to alter the immunology of biological agents to make treatment and vaccinations impossible . . . it operated about 130 bio-weapons research facilities, dozens at US universities and others at many international sites outside the purview of the US Congress and the jurisdiction of the courts.
In a classified 1948 report by the Pentagon's Committee on Biological Warfare, the main selling point was that "A gun or a bomb leaves no doubt that a deliberate attack has occurred. But if . . . an epidemic slashes across a crowded city, there is no way of knowing whether anyone attacked, much less who," adding hopefully that "A significant portion of the human population within selected target areas may be killed or incapacitated" with only very small amounts of a pathogen . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: If you are a Message believer you should read the Full story concerning the US image unto the beast.
Coronavirus becoming a Western Excuse for Sinophobia and 'China-Bashing'
February 10, 2020 — Coronavirus is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest epidemic tragedies of our times . . . a reason of preoccupation and compassion towards the victims. However, this good intention . . . does not seem to be observed in some western countries . . . Clearly, this epidemic is being used by western potencies as a means of hybrid war . . . while the virus causes more victims, sinophobic sentiments grow up all around the world. In Asian countries, an anti-Chinese racism is becoming stronger day after day, as we can see in Japan . . . Vietnam, Hong Kong . . . South Korea . . . Europe . . . in the American continent, the same anti-China racist sentiments are being fomented by media . . . another epidemic problem in the Chinese horizon is the use of fake news and misinformation as instruments to foment hate against China, growing a scenario of racist aggressions towards Chinese people, culture, customs, traditions and politics . . . living proof that non-military means can also be used in warfare.
Spreading these lies is no accident, but a well-organized project . . . creating a global atmosphere of hate against China, as well as against every country that fights for a multipolar world. Xenophobe is, at least in this case, not a personal repulsive sentiment, but a weapon—a very dangerous one.
Above all, we can see how the western potencies act maliciously in sense to cause damage to every country that represents a "threat" to US hegemonic plans.
Washington's motivation for imposing regime change in Venezuela is the fact that according to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)—Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves on Earth—more than Saudi Arabia and accounting for nearly a quarter of all OPEC production.
The US doesn't necessarily need this oil in terms of energy—but in terms of maintaining a US-led unipolar international order—controlling or crippling nations with large amounts of hydrocarbons prevents the emergence of a multipolar world nations across the developing world seek, led by reemerging global power—Russia—and newly emerging global power—China.
A Venezuela governed by a stable political order able to produce wealth from its massive oil reserves—and dedicated to a multipolar alternative to Washington's current international order is intolerable for [Jew-ruled] Wall Street and Washington and explains the vast amount of time, energy, money, and resources the US has invested in destabilizing and overthrowing first President Hugo Chavez—with a coup attempt in 2002—and now President Maduro. The wealth of this tribe of international usurers ruling the USA is based upon paper. They will save dollar hegemony if it takes genocide.
China, becoming the greatest world potency, is a reason of fear to the western axis. Cowardly, the enemies of China react, spreading lies and fomenting hate. In contrary, China must act against these attacks with the same energy that is being used against coronavirus just because both are real threats and questions of national security. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The 'hidden hand' of the City of London usurers (Genesis 3:15; 6:2; Daniel 2:43; Matthew 24:37), their US pawn and their covenant partner in Daniel 9:27, the Papal prince of Rome, are behind these developments. Daniel 2:40-45, Revelation 13:8, 11-18 and 17:11-18 explain how and why they will unite to refinance the US dollar and preserve their wealth.
The Geopolitical Deployment of Biological Weapons
February 10, 2020 — The launching of bio-warfare, as with conventional warfare, is considerably eased by locating military bases, offensive weapons and delivery systems as physically close as possible to one's potential enemies. This is one reason the US has established its nearly 1,000 foreign military bases—to ensure the capability of putting an enemy under attack within 30 minutes anywhere in the world. Clearly, the same strategy applies to biological warfare, the US military having created scores of these labs euphemistically defined as "health-security infrastructure" in foreign countries.
During and after the Korean War, China produced considerable evidence that the US military was employing biological pathogens against both themselves and the North Koreans. More than 25 US POWs supported Chinese claims—and provided further, and very detailed, corroborating evidence of anthrax, various insects such as mosquitoes and fleas carrying Yellow Fever, and even propaganda leaflets infected with cholera . . . there is now a huge and still emerging volume of indisputable evidence that the Americans dropped on both North Korea and China insects and materials carrying anthrax, cholera, encephalitis, and bubonic plague.
General Douglas MacArthur, then Commander of the Allied Powers in Japan, made a secret deal with Ishii and the entire staff of Unit 731 to transfer to the US military all records of the biowarfare and vivisections for US military study, in exchange for a complete cover-up of all evidence of the existence of these activities, and a promise of immunity from war-crimes prosecution . . . after which the Americans re-wrote Japan's history books, which is why neither the Japanese nor the world know of the massive atrocities committed in China, and which is where the American military gained much of its expertise and know-how in chemical and biological weapons and the methods of human experimentation it would later apply so freely in Korea and Vietnam and to American citizens.
Many recent disease outbreaks would seem to properly qualify as potential bio-warfare agents: AIDS, SARS, MERS, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Hantavirus, Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, Ebola, Polio (India, Syria), Foot and Mouth Disease, the Gulf War Syndrome and ZIKA. The Western mass media have ignored all of this, censoring this entire portion of history, and even the Internet has been scrubbed with Google and Bing unable to find the truth which is out there. Once again, freedom of speech depends entirely on who controls the microphone . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Genetically Modified Seeds: conceived as a Weapon
February 11, 2020 — GM seed was conceived, promoted, researched and funded by the US Department of Defense—the American War Department. GM seed was never meant as a way to feed the hungry, but was instead conceived and developed as a weapon or, more precisely, as a weapons-delivery system. Genetically-Modified seed was never intended to support human life, but to eliminate it.
GM seed is neither more productive nor healthier than traditional heritage crops, and is far more expensive and destructive, but it presents almost irresistible military advantages against any nation that becomes dependent on this source of food grains. One is that the US can use it as a political weapon, refusing to supply seed to a disfavored nation, perhaps causing widespread famine and dislocation. The other is more sinister, in that many groups have experimented with gene-splicing technology, inserting unrelated DNA into various seeds.
In one case in Canada, a government department discovered an "anti-freeze" gene contained in the blood of fish living in Arctic waters, permitting them to survive in waters of sub-zero temperature. The scientists spliced this gene into Canadian wheat crops, permitting the wheat to withstand freezing temperatures without damage. Monsanto also forced these genes into tomatoes, resulting in the first GMO tomato. An American research lab spliced the genes from fireflies into tobacco plants, producing a tobacco field that glowed in the dark.
These examples may be harmless, but others are much less so. The US Defense Department has invested huge sums in research directed to splicing lethal genes into these GM crop seeds, including smallpox, bird and swine flu viruses, corona viruses, the plague, AIDS, and more. As a military weapon, such science is priceless. Why begin a shooting war when Monsanto or Cargill can sell rice, corn and soybeans that contain smallpox, H5N1, or a coronavirus? When the seed is harvested and passes into the nation's food supply it could, within weeks, exterminate 50% or more of the population without firing a single shot.
And this was precisely the reason GM seed was conceived and developed by the Americans. It is a weapon of war, designed and meant to deliver to a nation's entire population a lethal virus or other disease, to literally exterminate an enemy with no risk to the aggressor. Many scientists and US military documents have demonstrated that seeds are far cheaper and much more effective than bombs in the search for military domination. One such military document I've discussed elsewhere stated the cost per death of an enemy population by nuclear, conventional and biological weapons, the latter being orders of magnitude less than the former.
In 2001 scientists at the Epicyte bio-lab in San Diego created a GM contraceptive corn, having discovered a rare class of human antibodies that attack sperm. Their researchers isolated the genes that regulate the manufacture of these antibodies and inserted them into corn plants, creating horticultural factories that make contraceptives. Shortly after the 2001 Epicyte press release, all discussion of the breakthrough vanished. The company was taken over by Biolex and nothing more was heard in any media about the development of spermicidal corn. Epicyte, DuPont and Syngenta (sponsors of the Svalbard Seed Vault) had a joint venture to share and use this technology. Silvia Ribeiro, of the NGO ETC Group, warned in a column in the Mexican daily La Jornada, that "The potential of spermicidal corn as a biological weapon is very high" . . .
The promoters and financiers of this venture are the same people who control the world's GM seeds and who have been among the most outspoken proponents of drastically reducing the world's population: the Rockefeller and [the eugenicists Bill and Melinda] Gates Foundations, Syngenta, DuPont, Monsanto and CGIAR. These are the same people who are actively destroying crop diversity all over the planet. Why would they suddenly get religion and decide to save in Norway the same seeds they are destroying everywhere else? . . . William Engdahl asked, "Is it a coincidence that organizations, from Norway, the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Bank are all involved in the Svalbard seed bank project?" Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: In John 6:63 Jesus said "My Words are Spirit and they are eternal Life." When man adds to or takes from His spoken Word, be it animal or vegetable, it is no longer Life, it is DEATH. GMO is a ticking time bomb.
World Conquest: the United States' Global Military Crusade (1945- )
February 7, 2020 — The United States has attacked, directly or indirectly, some 44 countries throughout the world since August 1945, a number of them many times. The avowed objective of these military interventions has been to effect "regime change." The cloaks of "human rights" and of "democracy" were invariably evoked to justify what were unilateral and illegal acts.
The aim of the United States is to protect and reinforce national interests rather than to create a better world for all humankind. It is an "imperial grand strategy" of global dimensions designed to ensure unlimited and uninhibited access, notably to strategic resources, energy and to markets. Rather than to establish a direct colonial presence, the preferred strategy is to create satellite states, and this requires constant, and often repeated, military interventions in countries around the world, irrespective of their political regime.
Democratically elected governments are as much at risk as dictatorships. In recent years, the tendency has been for such direct interference to increase since less of these countries are prepared to act as willing allies. Indeed, events of 2003 would suggest that the number of unconditional and powerful US allies is now reduced to three: Great Britain, Australia and Israel. The US strategy is characterized, wherever possible, by invasion and the setting up of friendly (puppet) governments. Attention is focused, by preference, on relatively small and weak countries, the aim being to achieve rapid victory.
Historically, this process of US domination of the World has been characterized by:
Broadly speaking, three historical phases can be identified:
- (i) direct military intervention with nuclear or conventional bombs and missiles,
- (ii) indirect military intervention through command operations
- (iii) direct military intervention with naval or ground forces, and
- (iv) the threat of recourse to nuclear weapons.
— 1945-49: The US-Soviet struggle for European domination, terminating with the stabilization of the frontier between the two blocs and the creation of NATO;
— 1950-89: The Cold War proper and, in the context of it, the emergence of the non-aligned group of nations;
— 1990 on: The post-Cold War
The first period was characterized by a significant degree of US military intervention in Europe, the second by a concern to confine the Communist bloc within its frontiers and to prevent the emergence of pro-communist regimes elsewhere in the world, and the third, focused on gaining control over the former Soviet republics and in the oil-rich Middle East. The Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean/Central America reveal themselves to be Regional Theaters of concern throughout the post-2nd World War period . . . Up to 1,000,000 people were killed in the CIA command operation in Indonesia in 1967, in what was, according to the New York Times, "one of the most savage mass slayings of modern political history." Another 100,000 were killed in Guatemala, in the CIA-organized coup . . . no mention of Rwanda and the Congo in the 1990s . . . East Timor where, in the hands of the Indonesian military, they were responsible for the death of some 200,000 people from 1967 on . . . America's "Road Map to Empire" . . . was part of the "Truman Doctrine" formulated in 1948 by George Kennan, Director of Policy and Planning at the US State Department:
"We have 50 percent of the world's wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population . . . Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will allow us to maintain this position of disparity. We should cease to talk about the raising of living standards, human rights and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better."
. . . a new portrait is beginning to emerge, where a war-weary and increasingly vulnerable United States is moving to the creation of a Fortress North America which embraces its northern neighbour . . . Canada now ranks second, ahead of Iran and Iraq but behind Saudi Arabia . . . the country is joining the ranks of the United Kingdom and Australia as an unflinching US ally. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The United States is the image unto the beast of imperial Rome (Daniel 7:15-28).
Just a Little Sloppy Record-Keeping? The Pentagon's $35 Trillion 'Accounting Black Hole'
February 5, 2020 — Over the past two weeks of coronavirus headlines and heightened global anxiety, along with impeachment coverage and after over the Super Bowl weekend Americans huddled in living rooms in blissful oblivion, a story which in more normal times would be front and center has gone largely unnoticed. To be sure, the Pentagon couldn't be happier that this bombshell has taken a back burner in global headlines:
The Pentagon made $35 trillion in accounting adjustments last year alone—a total that's larger than the entire US economy and underscores the Defense Department's continuing difficulty in balancing its books . . . Full story: zerohedge.com
Turkey preparing for War against Syria and Russia
February 6, 2020 — Meeting with foreign ambassadors on 5 February to receive their credentials, Russian President Vladimir Putin cautioned them, saying: "Unfortunately, humanity is once again close to a dangerous line. Regional conflicts are increasing, terrorist and extremist threats are increasing, the arms control system is about to be abolished." We are heading in the short term towards a conflict between Turkey, a member of NATO, and Russia, a member of the CSTO. Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: If you read the following string you will recognize the active reality of Genesis 3:15 as confirmed by Moses in Genesis 6:4. Turkey threatens Syria and indirectly Russia (voltairenet.org). Turkey blows hot and cold on Russia (voltairenet.org). Escalation of violence in Idlib (voltairenet.org). Syria protects its people from terrorists. His Excellency Bashar Ja'afari, UN Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic wrote. "On instructions of my Government, and further to our previous letters relating to crimes committed by armed terrorist groups, I would like again to draw your attention to the following."
Whenever the Syrian Arab Army makes progress against terrorist groups anywhere in the Syrian Arab Republic, the States supporting terrorism will unfailingly mount a feverish propaganda campaign aimed at distracting attention from the terrorism, aggression and occupation to which the country is being subjected. Those States' actions confirm that they have never had the slightest interest in protecting civilian lives. On the contrary, their primary concern has been to protect their investment in terrorism, into which they have poured tens of billions of dollars . . ."
If you work backward over the string on voltairenet.org you will see that the Western nations, under the suzerainty of the City of London are, as usual, supporting the wrong side under Jewish president Donald Trump who on 21 March 2019, wrote on his Twitter feed: "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's sovereignty over the [rich oil and water resources of Syria's] Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional stability!"
Comment: On January 28 MP Netanyahu stated Trump has "been the greatest friend that Israel has ever had in the White House" (whitehouse.gov/).
'All Journalists at Risk' if Assange handed to US Jailers
February 4, 2020 — ALL journalists will be at risk if Julian Assange is extradited to the US and jailed for publishing classified information, a packed debate at London's Frontline Club heard today. Mr. Assange faces up to 175 years behind bars if convicted of charges relating to the publication of documents, video and diplomatic cables exposing US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq . . . National Union of Journalists president Tim Dawson said that we needed to urgently wake up to the "monstrous" case against Mr. Assange.
"If successful this will place every journalist under fear of it being used against them," he said, citing advice from the Law Commission to the Theresa May government which recommended legal changes to allow those in receipt of classified information to be prosecuted as well as those who leaked it . . . Full story: morningstaronline.co.uk
Comment: This is an element of "the SQUEEZE." You must display the Token.
While the West is Dying, God is mightily at work in Places like Ghana
October 31, 2019 — The longer I stay in Ghana—and it has only been three days so far—the more ashamed I am to call myself a Western Christian. So much of the faith of these African believers stands in such marked contrast to what we find in Australia and the West.
The great majority of the country is Christian (around 77 per cent) and they seem to be on fire, dedicated to the Lord, and willing to stand up against the agenda items that have wreaked havoc in the West. Like most Africans, they really are dead-set against the anti-family agendas found throughout the West.
It is so good to be in a land where family and faith are held in such high regard. In the West they are basically detested, despised, persecuted, and seen as hindrances to progress. Praise God that He is at work in Ghana, seeking to turn the tide of all the mischief and mayhem the West has caused.
As I have said before, things have now gone full circle. Europe and the West were once the place of missionary-sending nations. Thankfully the gospel did take hold in so much of Africa, Asia and Latin America. So now as the West is losing the faith so rapidly, God is using places like Africa to once more shed light in a dark world.
The spiritual centre of gravity has well and truly left the West, and the beacons of light are now nations like Ghana. Full story: billmuehlenberg.com
Let there be Light
Genesis 1:3-5, "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day".
The natural types the Spiritual and is generated by the Spiritual.
I John 1:5, "This then is the Message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light [the absolute of holiness and truth], and in Him is no darkness at all".
Here is the essence of the Christian Message of the eternal Spirit manifest in flesh and blood just like you, whom men could contact with their ten natural senses. Here was God in simplicity, veiled by His humility and hidden in plain sight.
To the heathen, Deity had meant angry, malevolent beings, worshipped best by the secrecy of outrageous vice; to the Greeks and Romans, the forces of nature were transformed into superhuman men and women, powerful and impure; to the philosophers, an abstraction either moral or physical; to the Gnostics it was a remote idea, equal and contending forces of good and evil, recognizable only through less and less perfect deputies.
God did not seek to persuade, threaten or force worship or even respect (Zechariah 4:6). He placed us on free moral agency, to willingly, lovingly serve Him. His covering is Light, and Light is positive, it is gracious understanding. God is love, God is giving.
God is light—the light of truth, wisdom, holiness, glory. What light is to the natural eye, God is to the spiritual eye; and in Him is no darkness or shadow of turning. Not the least mixture of ignorance or error, of folly, sin, or misery; if we say—either with our tongue, or in our heart; if we endeavour to persuade ourselves and others, that we have fellowship with Him—if we pretend to, or make a profession of it; and walk in darkness—live in a state of ignorance, error, folly, or sin, which things are as contrary to His wise and holy nature, as darkness is to that of light, whatever professions we may make of our acquaintance with Christianity, and of being zealous for its interests; we lie, and do not the truth—our conduct shows that our professions are false, and that the truth is not in us. But if we walk in the light—in the way of truth, knowledge, and holiness; as He is (a deeper word than walk, and more worthy of God) in the light—is essentially and perfectly wise and holy, then we may truly say, we have fellowship one with another—God with us, and we with Him; for that is the fellowship the apostle is speaking of I John 1:6, namely, fellowship or intercourse between the head and the members of the Body.
Psalm 104:2, "He covers Himself with Light as with a garment, and stretches out the heavens like a tent." The token of God's Covenant with Noah and every living creature that He would never again destroy all flesh by floodwaters was light (Genesis 9:8-17). But that light was divided into its seven fractions, as the Body of Christ is formed of seven divisions. On the Day of Pentecost the Shekinah divided itself into 120 tongues of pure Light that sat upon each elect in the upper room. And we know He is "Alpha and Omega, the Lord God who is, and who was, and who comes, the Almighty" (Acts 1:8). And that Brother Branham's Message was not to produce another Gospel, but to gather the uncompleted fragments of the Messages to the Seven Church Ages back to the pure but slender Alpha Light that fell upon saints at Pentecost to the same purity in its but full-bodied Omega form wherewith we shall manifest that we are the Sons of God, overcome death and transform the material of our corruptible bodies into glorified flesh.
The PART-Word Church Age saints were but a refracted ray of Christ's glory whereas the Capstone of the Body formed from the members of Christ's Omega Bride has "The appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord [for the woman is the glory of the man" as we are born of "that which is perfect" (or complete), the fullness of the Word (Ezekiel 1:28; I Corinthians 1:7). We are therefore at one with our Husband who divided the natural light from darkness.
Lucifer was the sum of beauty and wisdom, but he set himself in competition with the Heir in order to steal His inheritance by the natural might and power of knowledge—deception. But light overpowers darkness, which is nothing at all but the absence of Light.
Genesis 2:4-5, "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth [that is, the whole universe] when they were (Heb. bara') created, [in the beginning]." The second half of this verse refers not to the (Heb. bara') creation of the heavens and earth from nothing but God's eternal thinking: the order is inverted to "the earth and the heavens" as it speaks of the [seventh] day on earth in which "the LORD God [Jehovah Elohim of all the world]" rested and observed with satisfaction as the Words He had spoken through six successive stages, genealogies or "generations" of work upon earth to (Heb. 'asah) make or prepare the existing material substance of earth and the heavens amenable to human habitation. "The heavens" spoken of here is not the sidereal or starry second heaven but the first heaven or "firmament," the atmosphere we call sky. These words are not the conclusion of the first six days but the commencement of the seventh day in which His spoken Word commands of the first six days manifest as shown by the use of the Name, LORD God (Jehovah Elohim). "And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man [Adam] to till the ground [adamah]" (Genesis 2:5). Clearly vegetation spoken into existence on the third day did not spontaneously evolve from primordial ooze or relics of former creations.
Now let us study the "first day." From Genesis 1:1 we understand the sidereal heaven was already in existence; and when earth was isolated a great distance from the sun, clouds and ice-cold fog sank to earth's glaciated surface obscuring the sunlight. The gaseous form of the ether, especially of the atmosphere, and the fluid form of the earth-sphere occasioned by glacial melting as earth moved closer to the sun bringing "darkness on the surface of the deep [waters]." Then God said, "Let there be light," and the darkness faded to a cloudless sky and that mass of creation out there come over in around the sun, and begin to revolve around the sun, and became a Garden of Eden because it obeyed the Word of God. And we're transformed by God's Word when He says, "Let there be Light . . . one day upon the earth is as a thousand years with God; a thousand years upon the earth, is one day with God." So it took six thousand years to make this earth and to bring it into an Eden [in one day]" (The Power of Transformation, William Branham, p. 8:49-55).
"Let there be Light" as the Word goes forth, for we ask in Jesus' Name. He sent "Light in the evening time" to separate the denominational Darkness from His Light—not Luther's Light or Wesley's Light, not even Laodicea's Light, but "Light in the evening time." Genesis 1:4-5, "And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." The denominational world has rejected the Light promised for this hour for apostasy in the darkness of church creeds and guesswork, but the Light shines because it's God vindicating that His Word is true (Zechariah 14:7; Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 24:26-28; Revelation 10:7).
We must not suppose that the evening and the morning were merely the sequence of the preceding darkness and of the light that followed it, although the first evening and morning so fittingly append themselves to such a contrast. Still less are we to think of the usual evening and morning, since the earth had not yet been astrologically arranged. Besides the peculiar difficulties that attend any view to ordinary days, such as a morning or evening without a sun or celestial sky, or of a seeming nature without any consistent reality, such as growth. "Evening and morning" denote rather the interval of a creative day as appears in Psalm 90:4 and II Peter 3:8, where "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day," and this is evidently after the Hebrew mode of reckoning; the day is reckoned from sunset. The morning that follows stands for the second half of the day.
Genesis 1:6-8, "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God (Heb. 'asah) made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament [the first] Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second [thousand year] day".
Firmament is from the Vulgate (Lat.) 'firmamentum,' which is used as the translation of the (Heb.) 'raki'a.' This word means simply to stretch, spread out, or beat out an extension or "expansion." It denotes the expanse or vault of the sky appearing immediately above us. The ancients who rendered 'raki'a' by 'firmamentum' regarded it as a solid body, a strengthening or support established upon the waters that surrounded the compass or circle of the earth (Proverbs 8:27; Isaiah 40:22). "God stretches out the north over the empty place [or firmament], and hangs the earth upon nothing." He binds up the waters in His thick clouds [or canopy]; and the cloud is not rent under their weight . . . The language of Scripture is not scientific but popular and poetic, with a religious bearing that disdains the literal sense. Therefore the stars that according to Genesis 1:17 are fixed in heaven can nevertheless, according to Isaiah 40:26, set themselves in motion as a host of God; and we read of the sun rising and setting. It is plain that the Word "firmament" was used to denote solidity as well as expansion. It formed a division between the waters above the atmosphere and the waters below the atmosphere (Genesis 1:7). The raki'a supported the upper reservoir. Psalm 148:4, "Praise the Lord O heavens of heavens [the third heaven, the place of God's glorious throne and the sixth dimension (II Corinthians 12:2], and you [rain] waters that are above the [first] heavens [in thick clouds or firmament (the Hebrew word for "heavens" has no singular)]." It was the support of the heavenly bodies [or second heaven (Genesis 1:14)] and is spoken of as having "windows" and "doors" through which the rain and snow might descend (Genesis 7:11; 28:17; Psalm 78:23; Isaiah 24:18; Malachi 3:10).
Brother Branham said, "the Bible speaks of three heavens . . . the first heaven is called, in the Scripture, like the clouds; in other words, down below, here on the earthly seal. Now, when that atmosphere from up in above the clouds becomes down into the church, that's a heavenly place. Then the second heavens is considered the solar system. And the third heavens goes beyond that" (The True Easter Seal, p. 22:134).
Once the earth stood upright on its axis and was astronomically arranged it would have enjoyed a uniform climate, and the sun's warmth would form the firmament or atmosphere which we breathe by evaporation, raising the gaseous form of ether which floated above the melted fluid waters to its place, above the firmament or atmosphere separated from the waters which are upon the earth. This would reduce the air and water to a habitable state. "And God called the firmament [the first] Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day".
On the third day there were two creative acts: first in Genesis 1:9-10, "God said, Let the waters under the heaven [which waters were "under the firmament" until God raised the firmament on the second day and called it heaven] be gathered together unto one place [the ocean bed, rivers and lakes], and let the dry land be rendered visible [dried by the removal of the waters and by the expanded air, then hardened by the fiery sunlight] for its topography was already existing beneath the waters of the deep: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, [as yet unclothed by vegetation]; and the combining of the waters [as water proper] He called seas: and God saw that it was good".
The separation of the land and the water being completed, named, reviewed and confined within certain limits, was approved as "good," preparatory to the introduction of the second creative act, the vegetable kingdom.
Genesis 1:11-13, And God said, Let the earth (Heb. dasha dasha sprout), germinate and grow tender greenness, the herb (Heb. zara') scattering, self-sowing, yielding seed, and the fruit tree (Heb. 'Asah) producing, yielding fruit after his kind, whose (Heb. zera), semen, seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth (Heb. dasha dasha) sprouted grass, and herb (Heb. zara') scattering, self-sowing, producing, yielding (Heb. zera), semen, seed after his kind, and the tree (Heb. 'Asah) producing, (Heb. zara)' scattering, sowing, producing, yielding fruit, whose (Heb. zera), semen, seed was in itself, after his kind: [either in the root, or branch, or bud, or fruit; which is sufficient in itself for the propagation of its kind, from generation to generation, as long as the world shall endure, without any new creation]. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day".
The second creative act on the third creative day was the introduction of life, first vegetable; and for this nothing less than an Almighty power would suffice. Three stages of it are enumerated. The first is (Heb. deshe'), not "grass," but a mere greenness, without visible seed or stalk, such as to this day may be seen upon the surface of rocks, and which, when examined by the microscope, is found to consist of a growth of plants of a minute and mean type.
Vegetation, therefore, did not reach its perfection until the seventh day, "[the day that the Lord God (Heb. 'asah) made the earth and the heavens. And every plant of the field before it grew, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground" (Genesis 2:4-5)], when animals were created which needed these seeds and fruits for their food (Genesis 2:19-20).
Brother Branham said, "the seed was already [spoken] upon the earth. I believe God had planted the seed [by speaking the Word]. And just as long as the sun could get to that seed, it begin to grow. And that's the reason it only taken days to bring forth these things, because the seed was already in the earth. All it needed was light. And that's the way God has today. His Seed is already here, His Word. The only thing It needs is Light on It (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27-28). And He is that Light, for He is the Word. The Word and the Light is the same thing in another form.
With the plants there appears the first thing that is distinctly symbolic of life as well as of their familiar beauty.
Genesis 1:14, "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for [prophetical] signs [of divine revelations of things to come], and for [cyclical] seasons [or Moonths] (Psalm 104:19), and for days, and years [or appointed times of assembly]" (Genesis 1:14; Ephesians 1:10). Consequently the days of the week were named after the Sun and the Moon and the five known planets, which, as the Serpent's seed overspread earth and the Sons of God apostatized, were in turn named after the pagan gods impersonating God's first Bible, the Witness in the Stars. Consequently we have the Sun's-day, the Moon's-day, Mars—Tiu's-day, Mercury—Woden's-day, Jupiter—Thor's-day, Venus—Freya's-day, and Saturn—Saturn's-day.
Genesis 1:15-19, "And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. God [did NOT (Heb. bara') create the sun and the moon but] (Heb. 'Asah) appointed or ordained two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [In consequence of the day being reckoned as commencing at sunset—the moon, which would be seen first in the horizon, would appear as "a great light," compared with the twinkling little stars]; and He also (Heb. 'Asah) appointed the stars [zodiac] [which He had created in the sidereal heavens "in the beginning" now visible, having divided the waters from the waters and clearing the atmosphere that they might show their strength]. And God set them in the firmament [or expanse] of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: [sunlight travels at the speed of light. Photons emitted from the surface of the Sun need to travel across the vacuum of space to reach our eyes. It takes sunlight an average of 8 minutes and 20 seconds to travel from the Sun to the Earth. God approved, and] and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day".
God set the stars in the night sky not make us astronomers, but to lead us to Him, and make us saints. The lights of heaven are God's first Bible made to serve Him, and like our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, they are the Word of God (Psalm 19:1-6; John 3:12; 9:12; Romans 10:17-18); they serve Him faithfully, and shine in their season without fail. We too, are set as lights in this world to serve God; but do we in like manner answer the end of our creation? Matthew 5:16, "Let your Light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Our light does not shine before God, as His lights shine before us. We burn our Master's candles, but do not mind our Master's work.
However much we may be astonished at the stupendous vastness and magnificence of inanimate matter, the least piece that is animated and has life, is still more admirable. But who can conceive the nature of life? We see it daily around us, but cannot comprehend it! Living, breathing creepy crawlies, fish that swim, and birds that fly.
The creation of marine animals came first because the water is a more quickening and a more primitive conditioning of life than the earth. And this holds true of the air. Land animals in their organization stand nearer to men than the birds. The birds of the heaven are assigned to the heaven, as the fish to the water as land animals to the earth. All of these aquatic animals, insects and flying creatures manifest on the seventh day (Genesis 2:19).
Light and love are not attributes of God, but Himself: God is love (I John 4:8, 16). "In the dispensation of the fullness of times" seven wavelengths and frequencies of light from infrared to ultra violet in the Token of "God's Covenant with Noah and every living creature of flesh" have been "gathered together in one in Christ" (Ephesians 1:10; 4:13). "His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool" (Daniel 7:9; Revelation 1:14; 10:1). "Speaking the truth in love, we grow up in all aspects into Him who is the Head stone, even Christ, from whom the whole Body fitly joined and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, makes increase of the Body unto the edifying of itself in love."
In his Message, "Is this the Sign of the End Sir?" (#62-1230E), Brother Branham said, "Brother Jackson dreamed a dream . . . in February of '61 . . . And he said, "I dreamed that there was a great big hill, like out in a field, where blue grass or something was. "Up on top of this hill, where the water had washed away the soil, there was a top rock, up on top the hill, like the top of the mountain. It was rock; no grass. And where the water had washed down, it had cut some kind of readings on these stones. And you were standing there, interpreting this reading on these stones . . . the brethren from Georgia, and from all around, we were all standing together, listening to you interpret that mysterious writing on those stone, that mountain."
"Then you picked up something, like from the air, something like a wrecking bar, or a crowbar." Wasn't it, brother? "Something like that, a wrecking bar, real sharp." [Indeed, it was the Sword of the Lord placed in His hand early in 1963]. "How you done it, I don't know . . . You struck the top of that mountain, ripped it around, and lifted the cap of it off. It was in the shape of a pyramid. And you ripped the top of it off." Now, that was months and months and months before the pyramid Message was preached ["The Stature of the Perfect Man," (#62-1014)]. And said, "Beneath that was white stone, granite. And you said, "The sun, or the light, has never shined on This before. Look in on This. Watch This."
And that's right, because, in the formation of the world, the world was formed before there was light. We all know that. God moved upon the water. And then, in the beginning, He spoke for light. And, naturally, down under there, in the age that formation was, that light had never come upon that stone.
And he said, "Look upon This. Light has never come upon It before." And when all of them got up, and I told them to watch That, and all of them come up to look in. But he said, while they were looking in, he looked out of the corner of his eye, I believe it was, and watched me. I slipped off to one side, and started going towards the West, towards the setting of the sun; coming up a hill, going down a hill; coming up a hill, going down a hill; getting smaller and smaller, and went all the way out of sight.
And he said, then, when I did that, he said, "Then the brethren turned around, after a while, said, Did he vanish? Where did he go?" And said, "Some took out that way; some took one way, and some another." But, a very few stayed and looked on to what I had told them.
Now notice the interpretation of the dream. Which, I never told him one thing, or none of these did I tell, any of them. But, I said, "Yes." And my heart, shaking. I was watching. Now, the mysterious writing . . . Wait, I'll just leave it for a little bit.
The unwritten Seventh Seal, the mysteries of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10:1-4 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. "It shall be Light in the evening time . . . in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has declared to His servants the prophets" (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27-28; Revelation 10:7). nl1096.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.