Bible Believers' Newsletter 1112
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings Brothers and Sisters in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we appreciate your fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Today we will visit "Israel's Second Trumpet" which was fulfilled during the Thyatira Church Age in the time of the Second Seal when Christ was interceding for the Redemption of the saints of the first three Church Ages. Last week we studied "Israel's First Trumpet;" I have added a more fulsome explanation, corrected one date and one word. You may read or download it from the link above.
Items of current news this week reveal the 'hidden hand' of Genesis 3:15 working behind the scenes under a different name and in another occupation. In this digital age he knows who you are, where you live, where you are at any moment and everything you do. He has recorded and scanned your telephone conversations and emails. You have no secrets.
Satan has been building his mighty kingdom since he incarnate the Serpent and seduced Eve who bore his vicarious son Cain. Everything but eternal Life has an end, so when the last elect predestined to Christ's end-time Bride is baptized into the Body He will take us Home and return to Jacob's children. Those being purged under the Trumpets in occupied Palestine may outnumber those in Israel. Wherever they are in the Middle East and North Africa, they believe they are Muslims; the Lord knows and will gather Jacob's elect for redemption in the Land of their Covenant, even those overseas, after the exodus of impostors when the apartheid state of faux Israel is overthrown.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. We encourage you to share our Newsletter with friends, family and colleagues, and look forward to any comments or questions you may have. 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.
Facebook Surrounds Africa
June 17, 2020 — Industries and service companies are failing or shrinking . . . Facebook, Google (YouTube), Microsoft, Apple and Amazon . . . "are aggressively placing new bets, as the coronavirus pandemic has made them near essential services" [according to the plandemic] . . . Facebook—no longer called social network but "ecosystem" . . . has in exceess of 3 billion monthly users [potential users of Facebook's crypto, Libra] . . . launches . . . one of the largest submarine cable networks, 2Africa: 37,000 km long (almost the maximum circumference of the Earth), it will surround the entire African continent, linking it north to Europe and east to the Middle East.
There will initially be 23 interconnected countries. Starting from Great Britain, the network will connect Portugal before starting its circle around Africa through Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan, Egypt. In the latter section, the network will be connected to Oman and Saudi Arabia. Then, across the Mediterranean, it will arrive in Italy and from here to France and Spain . . . in sub-Saharan Africa about 600 million people . . . do not have access to electricity . . . African elites . . . will be more closely connected to their parent companies. Facebook [like Google and COVID-19 fronts for the 'hidden hand' behind the logo], established a partnership with the Atlantic Council . . . to guarantee "the correct use of Facebook in elections around the world, monitoring disinformation and foreign interference, helping to educate citizens and civil society".
The reliability of the Atlantic Council, particularly active in Africa, can be deduced from the official list of donors that finance it: the Pentagon and NATO, Lockheed Martin and other war industries (including the Italian Leonardo), ExxonMobil and other multinationals, the Bank of America and other financial groups, the Rockefeller and Soros foundations . . . [or 'Deep State'] will be able to communicate every day to African media and politicians which news is "fake" and which "true." Facebook's personal information and tracking systems can be used to control and target opposition movements. Broadband, even in 5G, can be used by US and other special forces in their operations in Africa . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Africom and Centcom are watching you: they know where you live, and where you are at any time.
From Dodgy Dossiers to the Sacking of Whitlam: the British Empire Stands Exposed
June 18, 2020 — The more I looked at the top down levers of world influence shaping past and present events that altered history, the hand of British Intelligence just kept slapping me squarely in the face at nearly every turn. Who controlled the dodgy Steele dossier that put Russiagate into motion and nearly overthrew President Trump? British Intelligence. How about the intelligence used to justify the bombing of Iraq? That was British Intelligence too.
How about the "Clash of Civilizations" strategy used to blow up the Middle East over decades? That just so happened to be British Intelligence's own Sir Bernard Lewis. How about the CFR takeover over of American foreign policy during the 20th century? That is the British Roundtable Movement in America (created as Britain's Chatham House in America in 1921). Who did Kissinger brag that he briefed more than his own State Department at a May 10, 1981 Chatham House seminar? The British Foreign Office.
How about William Yandall Elliot who trained a generation of neocon strategists who took over American foreign policy after the murder of JFK? Well, he was a Rhodes Scholar and we know what they are zombified to do. How about the financial empire running the world drug trade? Well HSBC is the proven leading agency of that game and the British Caymen islands is the known center of world offshore drug money laundering . . .
Full story: strategic-culture.org
Comment: The author means Jewry's Empire of the City of London of which Britain, like the United States and Australia, et al are colon.
America's Supranational Sovereignty
June 15, 2020 — One of the most disturbing aspects of American foreign policy since 9/11 has been the assumption that decisions made by the United States are binding on the rest of the world, best exemplified by President George W. Bush's warning that "there was a new sheriff in town." Apart from time of war, no other nation has ever sought to prevent other nations from trading with each other, nor has any government sought to punish foreigners using sanctions with the cynical arrogance demonstrated by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The United States uniquely seeks to penalize other sovereign countries for alleged crimes that did not occur in the US and that did not involve American citizens, while also insisting that all nations must comply with whatever penalties are meted out by Washington. At the same time, it demonstrates its own hypocrisy by claiming sovereign immunity whenever foreigners or even American citizens seek to use the courts to hold it accountable for its many crimes.
The conceit by the United States that it is the acknowledged judge, jury and executioner in policing the international community began in the post-WWII environment, when hubristic American presidents began referring to themselves as "leaders of the free world" . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
If Israel annexes Part of West Bank, Palestine 'will declare Statehood on 1967 Borders'
June 15, 2020 — Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Stayyeh stated at a Press Conference . . . "If Israel is going to annex after July 1, we are going . . . into a manifestation of a state on the ground . . ." Palestine views Annexation as an "existential threat . . .a total erosion of our national aspirations . . . " A four-and-a-half page counterproposal to Trump's plan has been submitted to the quartet of Middle East mediators: the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, said the Palestinian prime minister. It proposed a demilitarized Palestinian state with "minor border modification wherever it is needed" and exchanges of land equal "in size and volume and in value" with Israel, he told reporters.
On Monday, Ishtaye said Palestine will stop its recognition of Israel if the Israeli government implements its annexation plan . . . Germany's foreign minister "warned Israel that its plan to begin annexing parts of the West Bank would violate international law, but he declined to say how Germany or Europe would respond . . ." Europe considers annexation incompatible with international law. Full story: globalresearch.ca
From Occupation to 'Occupy': Israelification of American Domestic Security
June 9, 2020 — 100 members of the 800-strong Minneapolis police department were trained at a conference in Israel in 2012 . . . one of every eight members the city's force has been influenced by the methods of an occupying apartheid entity.
Training alongside the American police departments at Urban Shield was the Yamam, an Israeli Border Police unit that claims to specialize in "counter-terror" operations but is better known for its extra-judicial assassinations of Palestinian militant leaders and long record of repression and abuses in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip . . . the presence of quasi-military Israeli police . . . was not reported anywhere in US media . . . Having been schooled in Israeli tactics perfected during a 63 year experience of controlling, dispossessing, and occupying an indigenous population, local police forces have adapted them to monitor Muslim and immigrant neighborhoods in US cities . . . former Israeli military officers have been hired to spearhead security operations at American airports and suburban shopping malls, leading to a wave of disturbing incidents of racial profiling, intimidation, and FBI interrogations of innocent, unsuspecting people . . . American officials . . . are typically told to aim for the chest when shooting because it is the largest target, the Israelis are teaching [American] officers to aim for a suspect's head so as not to detonate any explosives that might be strapped to his torso" . . . the Israelification of American law enforcement has intensified police fear and hostility towards the civilian population, blurring the lines between protesters, criminals, and terrorists Full story: thegrayzone.com
Break the Glass
June 8, 2020 — If the Fed needs to tame a severe credit crisis, it will have to find a way to prop up stocks and thereby maintain access to capital in a market other than the bond market. The Federal Reserve charter does not allow for the purchase of stocks, but the US Treasury could establish a special purpose vehicle to buy stocks that the Federal Reserve could fund. That artifice would be similar to that which is used for the purchase of corporate bonds and ETFs. If credit spreads should start to widen significantly again, perhaps if we see a second spike in COVID activity as the lockdowns are unwound, the Fed would not rule out a program to prop up equity prices and provide financing to the Treasury to do it.
Break the Glass: As long as we are looking at the possible roadmap for the Fed, we cannot avoid discussing one other tool. Central banks around the world, including the Fed, hold almost 35 thousand tonnes of gold reserves. A central bank owns gold to buttress its reserves with an asset that becomes increasingly valuable in a severe crisis. There are no signs the world is questioning the value of the US dollar, but it is clear that it has been slowly losing market share as the world's reserve currency. With the Fed going all-in on financing the government deficit, the US dollar could be at risk to negative speculation of its status as the dominant global reserve currency. Investing in gold may help offset this trend. The accumulation of gold as a reserve asset historically has been seen as a responsible policy response in periods of crisis. This may very well become the policy option of choice in the future. Full story: guggenheiminvestments.com
Comment: This is where the Judaeo Roman Catholic church will step in (Daniel 9:27).
Sneaky Covid War on Cash: the Modern Road to Mulberry Money, Shin Plaster & Cubic Currency
June 15, 2020 — Today's world is awash with Fiat Money. "Fiat" means "let it be so".
Fiat money is token currency supplied and regulated by governments and central banks. Its value relies on a government decree that it alone must be used as "legal tender" in paying for anything in that country. Its value falls as its supply increases.
Fiat money is not new—Marco Polo described its use in China over 700 years ago. Travellers and traders entering China were forced by [Mongol Emperor] Kublai Khan to exchange their real money (gold and silver coins and bars) for his coupons, made from mulberry bark, each numbered and stamped with the Khan's seal. The Khan decreed that local traders were forced to accept them ("legal tender"). Foreigners got the goods, the great Khan got the bullion and the Chinese traders got the mulberry bark. By controlling the supply and exchange rates for mulberry money, he became fabulously wealthy, and his citizens were impoverished.
During the American War of Independence, the colonial rebels had no organised taxing power so they printed the Continental dollar to finance the war. As the war dragged on, they printed too many dollars, and its fast debasement gave rise to the phrase "Not worth a continental." Later, in the American civil war, confederate paper money used to support the army also became worthless. It was widely referred to as "shin-plaster," after its highest value use in helping to bandage wounds. Many dictators over the years tried the fiat money trick, but so many lost their heads or their thrones that it fell into disuse, being replaced by trusted real money such as English sovereigns, Spanish doubloons, Austro-Hungarian thalers and American gold eagles. Only in wartime (or in a Covid panic) are people sufficiently distracted or scared to allow rulers to secretly tax everyone who holds their depreciating pretend money. (Keynesian academics promote this destructive policy for peace time use.)
Financing Big Wars
The last century or so has seen the explosion of big governments and big wars—race wars, class wars, world wars, regional wars, the war on want, the war on drugs, the war on inflation, the war on terrorists, the war on carbon and now the COVID world war.
All wars cost heaps of money. They are so expensive that to raise the full cost from honest taxes alone would cause a revolt.
The monetary watershed was World War I, which saw governments mobilise all community resources to the war effort. Money printing plus ration cards were their main tools. Money creation destroyed currencies everywhere. The cost of the war destroyed the German currency and the replacement paper mark was subject to the terrible German inflation of 1923 which gave rise to the Marxists followed by the Nazis.
Even the mighty pound sterling was fatally weakened and the discipline of the gold/silver standard was gradually destroyed. The British gold sovereign, first minted by Henry VII in the 16th century, disappeared from circulation at the height of the Great War in 1917. The British pound became a fiat currency in 1931 and silver started to disappear from British and Australian currency in 1945 after the Second Great War. Even the mighty US dollar started on the road to ruin during the Vietnam War and gold convertibility was suspended by Richard Nixon in 1971.
We have seen the death of much of the world's funny money in just the last 40 years. For example, in Peru, one million Intis would buy a modest home in 1985; five years later it would not buy a tube of toothpaste. Brazil had so many new banknotes they ran out of heroes to print on them.
In Vietnam in the 1980's, factories had to hire trucks to carry the bags of dongs to pay the Tet (New Year) workers' bonuses. In 1997 in Zaire, it took a brick-sized bundle of 500,000 notes of the local currency to pay for a meal—no one bothered to count them. On the Yugoslav border in 1989, tourists foolish enough to change "hard" currency for Yugoslav dinars got 14 cubic metres of dinars. "Dinars can no longer be measured in millions or billions, but only in cubic metres." It had become a cubic currency. These grim records were eclipsed in November 2008, when Zimbabwe suffered inflation of 98% PER DAY. Most governments are good at destruction—concentration camps, gulags, dictatorships, genocide, mob rule, world wars and . . . the destruction of sound money. Fiat money is their underhand method of official larceny and few people realise that robbery is happening until it is too late. Future generations will look back in wonder at modern monetary madness.
Words like peso, rouble, rupiah, baht, won, rouble, ringgit, inti, dinar, tolar, ostmark, dong, lira, zloty, cordoba, sole, cruziero, and yuan will join "shin-plaster" as descriptions of worthlessness. The Euro, Pound, Renminbi, Yen and Dollar are on the same slide to oblivion (the Australian currency has lost over 90% of its purchasing power in the last 70 years).
"You Can't Print Gold." Real money is always measurable by weight, such as pounds, grams, pennyweight and ounces of gold and silver, or carats of gemstones. It cannot be counterfeited or corrupted easily. But fiat money relies for its value on the honesty and openness of the rulers.
What is the cause of inflation and devaluations? It is simply loose monetary policy (watering the monetary milk). With the spread of democracy and more violent forms of mob rule, governments try to pretend they can satisfy the demands of the mob/electorate without taxing anyone. Today's Covid cash splash is an extreme example.
Even a monetary fool such as Castro could see what caused Cuba's inflation. In 1993 he stood up at a rally and declared: "There are nine billion too many pesos in Cuba".
Dictators solve this problem by regular currency recalls. They declare yesterday's shin-plaster worthless and issue a new lot, favouring their cronies, bankers and patrons. Eventually, none of their paper money is acceptable, even with legal tender backing, and barter or a foreign currency like the US dollar gains circulation.
Fiat money allows politicians to secretly steal your savings to fight yet another war on someone or something. Next we will see a war on "speculators, "or "hoarders" and calls for a world currency.
UN One-Worlders will not let this Covid crisis go to waste. They dream of one-world government (the "National Cabinet" writ large) with no circulating cash and mandatory use of Digital Money (Credit Card currency.) The Climate Alarmists would also like to use a digital money monopoly to promote their war on carbon. They could control and ration what we buy and consume—lettuce, tofu, bicycles and green energy only, with no overseas trips and no secret buying of diesel, bacon or beef.
We have already seen the start of their war on cash—Digital Money will join Mulberry Money, Shin Plaster and Cubic Currency in the long history of failed political money. While people are focussed on Social Distancing and Contact Tracking one-worlders are secretly planning to recall banknotes and abolish cash. Then they can ration the "money" available to each of us each month (cutting it off for white males once they reach their "Use by Date"?).
Does anyone believe the Euro would have survived World War II? Would the Islamic world or China accept a currency based largely on political promises of an enemy such as America? Only real money like gold, silver and barter goods are universally acceptable across all borders.
The Euro has been weakened by Brexit and the Climate Wars—it will not survive a real crisis. The Soviet Rouble block, established by force and maintained by official counterfeiting, could not survive withdrawal of the Red Army. And the Globo-dollar? Never.
Imagine the future of credit card electronic money when hackers or a neutron bomb destroys the electrons backing it. Or when the green energy grid collapses and the swipe-and-go terminals go blank? What will you use to buy food or petrol on the day after tomorrow?
What is the solution? Will Cash be the Biggest COVID Casualty? We should oppose all sly moves to ban cash transactions in favour of the universal use of credit cards on the flimsy excuse that handling cash may spread the COVID virus. Don't let our cash money become the biggest COVID casualty. Swapping paper money for a monopoly of electronic money is a bad deal.
And we should always be free to save our cash and protect the value of our savings by investing in real assets or sound money like gold and silver. No tin-pot dictator, when he fled, took his own currency. For many people in the world, a store of gold coins, silver coins, gem stones or a bit of productive land has allowed them to survive or escape when their government became too oppressive or lost a war, and the local fiat money became a cubic currency (Viv Forbes).
Some Reading: Andrew Dickson White, 1959: "Fiat Money Inflation in France;" The Foundation for Economic Education The German hyperinflation of 1923; Australian Dollar loses 76% of its value in 21 years
5G, the New Track of the Arms Race
June 3, 2020 — Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada . . . is the fifth selected by the Pentagon to test the military use of 5G . . . One such application is for "autonomous military vehicles". . . robotic air, land and naval vehicles capable of autonomously performing attack missions without even remote control. This requires the storage and processing of an enormous amount of data that cannot be carried out solely on board the autonomous vehicle. The 5G will allow this type of vehicle to use an external data storage and processing system, similar to the current Cloud for personal file storage . . . the 5G dispute, especially between the United States and China, is not part of the trade war alone . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Israel's Second Trumpet
"The trumpets sound at the same time as the Seals . . . a trumpet always denotes war or otherwise POLITICAL disturbance . . . that causes war" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 136:2-3). Throughout the Thyatira Church Age under the Second Seal and Second Trumpet Satan was gathering POLITICAL power to himself.
For the first 600 years the Christians were predominately Israelites. Drastic POLITICAL change came in 380 when Emperor Theodosius I decreed Christianity to be the official state religion. By then, the earlier population imbalance of Jews over Christians was a distant memory, even if pagans in the empire still far outnumbered the favoured newcomer. But with this declaration the Jewish position became precarious. Political measures against the Jews did not immediately follow, but the circumstance did not bode well for Judaism or any religion other than Christianity.
As we shall see, the conviction that Jews had crucified Jesus and that their descendents bore hereditary guilt because they had never repudiated it must have fixed in the popular mind (Matthew 27:24-26; John 11:47-54). A fair presumption is that Jews and Christians got on fairly peacefully at the neighborhood level, knowing that pagan idolatry was the common enemy.
Pope Gregory I (590-604), himself a Jew, unsurprisingly favoured their becoming Christians, but demanded justice under Roman law. From his letters we learn that toward the year 600 some Jews in the empire were deeply involved in the slave trade; in certain regions Jews lived untroubled lives among Christians and were dealt with cruelly in other regions. Following Gregory's papacy the expulsion of Jews was beginning in Europe; from France under King Dagobert I (626) and under the Spanish monarchy—with church collusion—when in 694 the Jews were required to choose between baptism and slavery (works without faith). These moves appear to be based on religion, but history has shown that all such expulsions and persecutions are dependent on other factors such as politics, xenophobia, and scapegoating. The unique factor was that the Christians early arrived at the conclusion that the Jews were being divinely punished for not having come over to their way of belief.
In his farewell address Moses delineated explicit blessings Israel would recognize as from the hand of God in the sight of the nations conditional to their obedience to the Law: "As the Name of the Lord is to be acknowledged by Israel in its blessed condition in the Land of the Covenant, so all the nations beyond will see that Jehovah is your Husband and King, and holds you as His possession, and they will fear you" (Deuteronomy 28:9-10).
However, if the Israelites failed to obey the Commandments then they would receive curses that would match and mirror the Blessings. Again these curses would be seen by the surrounding nations so that: "You will become an astonishment, a thing of horror, a byword and taunt among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you" (Deuteronomy 28:37). So has it been since the times of the Gentiles commenced in 606BC. Here are 109 locations whence Jews have been expelled since AD250.
These Curses would be for the Israelites themselves and extend through history under their Seven Trumpet judgments. "And they will be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and upon your descendants forever" (Deuteronomy 28:46). This is confirmed in Revelation 7:4-9 where the tribes of Dan and Ephraim are missing: Deuteronomy 29:20, 26 foretold they would be "blotted out from under heaven . . . because they served and worshipped other gods." However when they repent and are born-again in Daniel's Seventieth Week the tribes will restored to Divine order in the millennium, and glorified (Ezekiel in 48:1-8, and 22-29).
God warned that the most severe judgments under the curse would come from other nations.
"The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the ends of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, and whose language you will not understand. A nation of fierce countenance without respect for the aged or favour to the young. They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed . . . until you are ruined. They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land" (Deuteronomy 28:49-52).
The Romans were truly "brought from afar," and from the rapidity of their conquests, might well be compared to eagles—an allusion to the standard of the Roman armies," of the United States, the image unto Imperial Rome, of Germany, and of Russia (Revelation 13:11-18).
The gravity of God's curse would compound with the passage of time.
"You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess. Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other . . . Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart" (Deuteronomy 28:63-65).
These blessings and curses were then established by Covenant between God and the Israelites: "That today He may establish you as His people, that He may be your God as He promised you and as He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. "Neither with you only do I make this Covenant and this oath . . . but also with those who are not here today" (Deuteronomy 29:12-15).
This Covenant will be binding on the children of future generations. In fact it was directed at future generations—both Israelites and foreigners for us Christians are "Abraham's seed" by the baptism with the Holy Ghost (Romans 9:8); thus since Pentecost Israel has been chastised with the Trumpet judgments.
"Your children who follow in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the plagues and sicknesses with which the Lord has afflicted you . . . the whole land is brimstone, and salt, and burning, there has been neither sowing nor harvest, there is no grass, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath: all nations shall say, Why has the Lord done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?"
The description is borrowed from the local features of the Dead Sea and its vicinity. The towns of the Vale of Siddim were fertile and well watered (Genesis 13:10) until devastated by the wrath of God (Genesis 19:24-25). The ruin of Israel and its land should be of the like sort (compare Leviticus 26:31-32; Psalm 107:34; Zephaniah 2:9). The desolate state of Palestine at present and the traces of former fertility and prosperity are attested by every traveler.
This is a metaphor for the moral conditions of our day (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 6:1-13; II Timothy 3:1 – 4:5). God's answer will be:
"It is because this people abandoned the Covenant of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, the Covenant He made with them when He brought them out of Egypt . . . Therefore the Lord's anger burned against this land, so that He brought upon it all the curses written in this Book . . . the Lord uprooted them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now" (Deuteronomy 29:21-27; considerthegospel.org).
The Old Testament records shadows and types of things that will transpire under the New Testament, whereby "the Lord will magnify the law, and make it glorious" (Isaiah 42:21). These include the Trumpet Judgments that befall Israel. Malachi 4:4, "Remember the Law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel." When the children of Jacob living in the now Muslim lands of the Middle East and North Africa "remember," the God of Israel will have compassion on them. He will recover the remnant of His people and bring them to the Land of their Covenant where He will "circumcise their heart" (Deuteronomy 30:1-6; Isaiah 11:11; Malachi 4:4; Revelation 149:1-5, 12 – 15:4).
When the venerable Polycarp heard that the First Christian Church of Rome was involved in pagan ceremonies and had corrupted the truth of the Gospel, he went there to implore them to change. He saw them prostrate themselves before images named after apostles and saints. He saw them light candles and burn incense on the altar. He saw them celebrate the Passover under the name Easter, where they elevated the disc shaped bread that honored the sun god; then they poured the wine out as a libation to the gods. But this aged saint who had traveled 1,500 miles could not arrest their downward plunge. God spoke through him just as he was leaving, "Ephraim is married to his idols, let him alone" (Hosea 4:15).
Pergamos means "thoroughly married" and church and state were "thoroughly married" when the Judaeo-Roman Universal church organized at Nicaea in 325 in the Pergamean Church Age and quickly turned to idolatry. The "Dark Ages" is traditionally the period AD476 – 1453, that asserts a demographic, cultural, and economic deterioration in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire.
Brother Branham taught that "between the [antitypical] feast of Pentecost [our Gentile dispensation] and the Feast of Trumpets, was a long period of time [almost 2,000 years]; exactly fifty days between Pentecost and the Feast of the Trumpets [that will be revealed to Israel by their two prophets in the first 1,260 days of Daniel's Seventieth Week]. And fifty days, Pentecost means "fifty" [49 days or seven Church Ages plus the Day of Pentecost]. The first fruits of the harvest will be brought in [by the first Resurrection and the translation of Christ's end-time Bride]. And we see it was in type back there, with the natural first fruits representing the first fruits of the Holy Spirit poured out upon the people.
And we find out, then, that them fifty days was received by the Gentiles, which, "God called from the Gentiles a people for His Name," the feast of the Pentecost. And we have been going through that long feast of Pentecost.
Now, actually, from the fifty days, would be exactly seven sabbaths. And seven sabbaths represented the Seven Church Ages, to be called in the time of the Pentecostal feast, of Pentecost, to call a people from the Gentiles for His Name.
Now, at the end of these seven sabbaths, which has been, there was to be the Day of Atonement, which was the Seven Trumpets. And the Seven Trumpets was to call a day of mourning, back for the Sacrifice, or the Atonement [on Calvary's Cross]. And we find out then, that, Israel, the Seven Trumpets pertained only to Israel.
And, then, why He wouldn't let me preach them Seven Trumpets. I even was ready to announce it, had the halls ready and everything to go into, to preach the Seven Trumpets. And I said, "There is something bothering me so bad," I said. We kept on working, and Billy and all of us, trying to get everything ready for the air-conditioned building, for this next coming week, for the Seven Trumpets; having ten days, or eight days, had the school auditorium. But the Holy Spirit wouldn't let me do it, for some reason, and I wondered why.
And when I went in to pray. I told the wife, "I'm going in." And sincerely I knelt down before God, to pray. And He revealed to me that them Seven Trumpets sounded under the Sixth Seal, and I've done preached it, supernaturally. See, it's the hand of God, the whole thing. It pertains to Israel, and we picked it up under the Sixth Seal; you all who have that, how the persecution of the Jews.
The time of the Gentiles has been this Pentecostal feast.
The Trumpets . . . all of them was sounded [or will be revealed by Israel's two prophets] under [the tribulation of] the Sixth Seal. And we picked it up last Sunday, under the Feast of the Trumpets, if you all want to get it. What was it to do? To rush the Jews, from all parts of the world, back into their homeland. It must be there. And . . . The Seven Trumpets sounded in the Sixth Seal.
Now, the seventh angel's Message is to open the mystery of the Seals, calling the eleventh-hour Gentile workers to receive the same pay that the first hour workers got [by Malachi 4:5, 6b and Matthew 17:11 "by restoring us to the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints."] See?
Now, Jesus taught it [in Matthew 20:1-16]. He said there was some peoples went into the harvest. They were hired. And when they did, of early morning, they received a penny for the day. And then at noontime, someone else come in and went to work. And then at the eleventh hour, that's the last hour of the day, that someone come in and received the same kind of pay that they did at the first hour of the day; last hour.
It's so perfectly, how the first-hour messengers with the Word, with the Gospel, with the Truth, they came in at the Day of Pentecost. Then there was a Dark Age that blocked them out. Then at the middle of the day, Luther and Wesley and them came in. And then there is to be an evening-time Message, and to receive the same thing that they did at the beginning. The evening-time Message is to restore back again, to bring back that same thing again" (64-0726M, Recognizing Your Day and its Message, p. 7:34-39).
Israel's Second judgment Trumpet manifest under the Second Seal of redemption throughout the Thyatira Church Age which lasted from 606 to 1520 and is known as the Dark Ages. Thyatira means, "Dominating Female" thus this age is characterized by a dominant force that ruthlessly invades all, conquers all and despotically controls. Now a dominating female is the greatest curse in the world. The wisest man the world ever saw was Solomon, and he said, "I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness; and I find more BITTER THAN DEATH THE WOMAN, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: he who pleases God shall escape from her; but the SINNER shall be taken by her. Behold, this I have found, said the preacher, adding one thing to another to find an explanation, which I am still seeking, but have not found. One man among a thousand have I found; but I have not found a woman among all these" (Ecclesiastes 7:25-28). Paul said, "I suffer not a woman to teach or to USURP authority." From the Garden of Eden onward, woman has constantly and successfully tried to take control over the man, and right today it is a woman's world with the goddess of America being a naked female" (I Timothy 2:12; Genesis 3:16).
"Being a dominating female is antichrist and the seeds of the Roman Catholic Church are in her though she may deny this ever so vehemently. But when it COMES TO THE WORD, Let God be true and every man's word a lie. Amen. In this Thyatirean Church Age she is a DOMINATING FEMALE. She is Mystery Babylon. She is the great whore. She is Jezebel the false prophetess. WHY? Because the true female is submissive to God. Christ is her head. She has no word but His, no thoughts but His, no leadership but His. But what about this church? She has cast out the Word, destroyed the Bibles and worthy essays of the godly. She has slain those who would preach the truth. She has taken over kings, princes and nations—controls armies and insists that she is the true body of Christ and that her popes are the vicars of Christ. She is entirely seduced by the Devil until she in turn has become the seducer of others. She is the bride of Satan and has produced his bastard-child religions" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 214:3, 215:1; Revelation 17:5).
When any religious people embrace both Nicolaitanism and Balaamism, and have the political, financial and physical power to back it up there is only one direction they can go. That direction is right into the Jezebel doctrine. Nicolaitanism is organization, humanizing the leadership of the Church and thereby deposing the Spirit. Balaamism is denominationalism which takes the church manual instead of the Bible.
Ahab married Jezebel as a POLITICAL maneuver to strengthen and secure his kingdom, as did the church when it married the state under Constantine for POLITICAL reasons, though they put a spiritual air to it. Constantine was a pagan with what looked like Christian trappings, like Ahab, his motives were POLITICAL (Revelation 2:18-29). Jesus foretold that the bankrupt United States, which rejected her last chance for national repentance in 1956/7, would be accursed of God, unite church and state, force her mark of the beast and be blasted from the map re-Communized Russia.
Revelation 13:11-18, "And I . . . insert YOUR name (because the Church Ages are over and John represents YOU as Christ's end-time Bride) . . . saw another ferocious power coming up out of the earth [sparsely populated North America]; and he had two horns like a lamb (civil and religious power like the dualism of the Holy Roman Empire), and he spoke like the dragon (Papal Rome that rose up out of the densely populated Mediterranean as heiress of the four POLITICAL world empires). And he imitates the authority and power of Imperial Rome in the Papal presence (invading indefensible resource-rich nations—the US regime has killed 20-30 million innocent people since World War II), and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship Rome, whose deadly wound was healed [when the crumbled Empire was morphed into the Holy Roman Empire, thence to Papal Rome]."
"And (like Elijah) the United States did great wonders, so that it made fire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of men when it struck Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs. And misleads the whole world by threat of its nuclear power granted to him to work in the presence of the untamable Papacy; telling them that dwell on the earth, to make a Protestant image to Rome, which had the wound by a sword, and revived as Papal Rome. And he had power to give life to the (once) Protestant image of the ferocious Papacy, that the image should both speak, and cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And legislated all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand [indicating servile obedience], or in their foreheads [indicating acknowledgement of doctrine]: and that no man might buy or sell, unless he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. V + I + C + A + R + I + V + S F + I + L + I + I D + E + I = 666—Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six".
After Los Angeles sinks at the close of the Gentile dispensation US power to create limitless dollars and export hyperinflation worldwide will cease. Jewry's paper wealth will dissolve and the psychological power of Rome's religious superstition will be tried. Church and state will unite, and Rome, supported by Europe's Black Nobility will confirm her covenant with Jewry (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:11-13). This will rescue the Babylonian fractional reserve system of usury and Jewish paper wealth and revive the global economy. Lucifer will incarnate and rule one world government from Jerusalem over the kingdoms of this world, and Judaeo-Communism will be restrained until Rome breaks her covenant with the usurers; then the Pope and the Black Nobility will abandon Vatican City State and the United States to their nuclear destiny.
"It was impossible to save the great Republic. She was rotten to the heart. Lust of conquest had long ago done its work. Trampling on the helpless abroad had taught her, by a natural process, to endure with apathy the like at home; multitudes who had applauded the crushing of other people's liberties, lived to suffer for their mistake in their own persons" (Mark Twain).
This does this have a familiar sound!
Revelation 8:8-9, "Israel's Second Trumpet Angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain [Imperial Rome, and from 800 the Holy (sic) Roman Empire Jeremiah 51:25; Zechariah 4:7] burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed." Islam had wrested maritime superiority over the Mediterranean. Satan rode his red horse, "and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword" (Revelation 6:4). The Second Trumpet blasted its "certain sound" under the Second Seal from 606 to about 1520. Matthew 24:6, "And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that you are not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet".
In September AD476 the last Roman emperor of the west, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed by the Germanic prince Odovacar, who won control of the remnants of the Roman army of Italy. He sent the western imperial regalia to Constantinople, which, with its senate and capital had become a second Rome politically, then became a second Rome ecclesiastically with the elevation of the see of Constantinople to patriarchal rank next to the Roman see giving permanent form to the dualism of the empire.
The Roman empire in western Europe—a centralised superstate which had been in existence for 500 years—ceased to exist, its single emperor replaced by upwards of a dozen kings and princes.
Imperial Rome in the West was at its nadir, but in the Thyatira Church Age Papal Rome would begin her ascent to universal power. "From the birth of Popery in 606 under Boniface III to the present time, it is estimated by careful and credible historians, that more than fifty millions of the human family, have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy by popish persecutors, an average of more than forty thousand religious murders for every year of the existence of popery" (History of Romanism, pp. 541, 542. New York: 1871). Also see "Estimates of the Number Killed by the PAPACY in the Middle Ages and Later".
Until about 606 the majority of converts were either Israelites or Jews, thereafter the number of Gentiles increased but the church was mostly Israelites and so-called Jews until Martin Luther initiated the reformation of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic system of false worship. The great mountain represents the kingdom of Darkness tossed into the Mediterranean sea of humanity; Jewish Christians were martyred and their churches (ships) thoroughly corrupted by Catholicism. Millions of Christians would be martyred and their churches destroyed when Rome's mark of the beast, her trinity dogma, was enforced (Jeremiah 51:25, 45; Amos 7:4; Revelation 17:16; 18:8-19). Her tyranny would bring almost one thousand years of Dark Ages upon Europe, knowing the depths of Satan (Revelation 2:24).
The seventh century brought perennial strife with Persia and the sudden creation of the POLITICAL power of Islam saw Syria and all Egypt except Alexandria overcome. In the same year Mohammed retired to his cave, beginning the apostasy in the East. The Moslems cut the Empire short in the East as the Germans had cut it short in the West, and the integrity of Asia Minor was constantly menaced. The Ottoman Empire rose in 1299, and ended in 1922.
When you read Jesus prophecies and expositions in Matthew 23 and John 8, then study the "Ante-Nicene Fathers" who predate the First Nicaea Council of AD325, then "The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers," then Jesus' prophecies in Revelation 2-3 and their fruit throughout two thousand years of Church history Council you will discover the powerful influence of and interference by the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews. If you read history concerning the churches in the east and those in the west you will discover how pagan they were; the icons, images and paintings they adored were a form of polytheism. Many priests, monks and citizens worshipped these objects as representatives of the Greek heroes and Roman gods and goddesses of Babylon. Read the history of Rome in Encyclopaedia Britannica and you will find these people from the popes down were (and are) still carnal pagans whose "works without faith is death".
The pope was subject to the emperor up until the conquest of Italy by Charlemagne in the eighth century. His coronation made the Byzantine Emperor redundant, and relations between the East and the West deteriorated until a formal split occurred in 1054. The Eastern Church became the Greek Orthodox Church by severing all ties with Rome and the Roman Catholic Church—from the pope to the Holy Roman Emperor. Thereafter the pope was outside the Byzantine Empire and associated with a rival empire.
It is important for Christians to recognize that it was in the Dark Ages under the Thyatira Church Age, Second Seal, Second Trumpet and Second Vial that the Babylonian Talmud was compiled about the year AD500, although it continued to be edited later. The first complete edition of the Babylonian Talmud was printed in Venice by Daniel Bomberg 1520–23 with the support of Jewish Pope Leo X. It was with reference to the Babylonian Talmud Jesus asked the Pharisees, "Why do you transgress the Commandment of God by your tradition? . . . In vain do you worship Me teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:3, 9).
The name signifies "instruction and study;" the "Babylonian Talmud" contains much of the Commercial Slave-Trading Mercantile Codifications of "Master-Servant Relationships" which originated in Babylon. Those of the "Pharisee" (Rabbinical-Judaism) belief-system, refer in their "Babylonian Talmud" to those who are not of their culture; as "Goim" or "Gois." These words translate to mean "Human Cattle" which is how historical textbooks indicate that the ancient Babylonians referred to their Slaves. "The slave is . . . reckoned in the same way as cattle".
It was also under the Second Trumpet that the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament first became available in printed form, being published in AD1488 by Jews in Soncino, Italy. The original Hebrew texts were apparently destroyed and this counterfeit is the Old Testament in our King James Bible.
Other than the Dead Sea Scrolls the Masoretic Text is the only existing representation of the Old Testament in Hebrew. The oldest fragments date from the 9th century AD, but the oldest complete texts come from the tenth and eleventh centuries AD. However, the Hebrew text that it contains is clearly not the original Hebrew, nor even the Hebrew that was in use in the first century AD. The Hebrew of the first century AD was closely akin to the Greek Septuagint that we have today; this is clear because, although the Hebrew was little used, when it was used in ancient writing it was clearly in agreement with the Greek Septuagint rather than the Masoretic Text. For example, although Philo and Josephus both used the Greek Septuagint, it is believed by most scholars that they frequently had access to a Hebrew Bible and even consulted it on a few occasions. It is through evidence like this that we see that the then current Hebrew disagreed with the Hebrew Masoretic Text of today. In the first century, the Christians and all Greek speaking Israelites, including 1,000,000 who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, used the Greek Septuagint. Jesus and His Apostles wrote in Greek and quoted the Greek Septuagint. Of this there can be no doubt. This is a fact that can be confirmed in any encyclopedia or scholarly book on the subject. As we have already pointed out, we know this because the quotations of the Greek New Testament are exactly aligned with the Greek Septuagint, but in sharp opposition to the Hebrew Masoretic Text. There is, however, no reason to believe that they were in disagreement with the Hebrew that was current in the first century AD.
In regards to the Masoretic Text, the manuscripts date from around AD1000. The manuscripts are admittedly altered from their original form, for vowel symbols have been added and the text has been revised in light of Talmudic tradition. The Masoretic Text is based upon the Hebrew which was rejected by the early Christians, who were the true Israel of God.
In regards to the Septuagint, the oldest manuscripts date to around AD325-350 (though fragments are much older). It was never purposely changed or edited, but the oldest texts of the Septuagint represent the oldest surviving descendants of an ancient translation made of the Hebrew in the 3rd century BC which was considered divinely inspired by most Judeans at that time. It was universally accepted by the early Christians for the first 400 years of Christianity and was used and quoted from by Jesus and His Apostles, who quoted from it under divine inspiration. nl1112.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.