Bible Believers' Newsletter 1145
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are delighted to have you join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word. Like these Russian Christians in Washington State I believe you will join us in singing, "When the Roll is called up Yonder I'll be There".
Today's topic is "The Millennium Temple." But what has this to do with me, "the present Truth" and what Jesus is doing now? There is a relation between history, "the present Truth" and prophecy from which we found that in the contention between Judaeo-communist Russia and the Judaeo-Roman united States of America "the God of heaven will set up an earthly, visible Kingdom which shall never be destroyed: and the Kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever" (Daniel 2:45).
Were we to portray the Bible on a chart displaying past, present and future, then separate those events like the confused pieces of a jigsaw puzzle which we must assemble in correct sequence through seven dimensions, we would discover each is sovereign, interdependent and interrelated; that the destiny of each is predetermined by the free will of millions of individuals over time, and from one correctly positioned piece we can reinstate the whole. Thus we are advised: "Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (II Timothy 2:15). In using God's Word there are three things we must not do: we must not misinterpret the Word, we must not misplace the Word, and we must not dislocate the Word. One piece of the chart correctly positioned will determine the whole and inform us "When the Roll will be called up Yonder".
We have five interesting and informative news items in this issue, please read the Full story.
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.
The Sydney Statement
The Youth Parliament of the World's Religions to promote interreligious dialogue within one's own community is overseen by a Steering Committee of leading representatives from different religions, experienced in interfaith relations, some of whom are Board members of their respective peak state bodies. Financially supported by the NSW Government with a COMPACT Grant through Multicultural NSW, Western Sydney University contributed in-kind; to project underwritten by St. Columban's Mission Society. Full story: thesydneystatement.org.au
Comment: It is later than you think; Vatican II is beginning to manifest in order to fulfill Daniel 9:27. But Christ is calling forth His Bride by another Message that was promised just before Sodom is to be burned (Luke 17:28-30; II Peter 3:7). Let them understand faith, dear God. I believe this because it's revealed by Your Spirit through the Word of God and has been vindicated and made manifest to the whole world. Certainly, Lord, in the minority; Your groups are always that way. But You said, "Fear not, little flock, it's your Father's good will to give you the Kingdom . . . Come OUT of her My people and be ye separate, says the Lord" (Luke 12:32; II Corinthians 6:17; Revelation 18:4).
How the Fight over American Freedom will Probably Escalate
March 4, 2021 — If the Event 201 pandemic war game on a coronavirus outbreak, held two months before the actual outbreak occurred in China is any indication, the globalists greatly overestimated the fear effect of Covid. They predicted at least 65 million deaths from a coronavirus outbreak, but over a year has passed since the pandemic went international and the official death count stands at 2.5 million, with over 40% of deaths in the US attributed to nursing home patients ALREADY dying from preexisting conditions . . . the death count is probably closer to 1.5 million . . . if we adhere to official estimates.
To put this number in perspective, the CDC states that global deaths from the flu virus peak at around 649,000 depending on the year. Deaths from the flu and pneumonia reach as high as 1.4 million globally per year. Studies funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation find annual pneumonia death stats that are comparable to the CDC's. Yet, we never saw Bill Gates calling for economic lockdowns, mask mandates and medical passports because of the flu or pneumonia. Why is that?
Today, the death rate of Covid is 0.26%, FAR below initial predictions by globalist institutions and governments. It is now widely proven that the lockdowns did NOTHING to slow the spread of infection, now many areas of the US are starting to experience what lab coat "professionals" affectionately call "herd immunity." Infections and deaths are plunging, lockdowns and mask mandates were useless. Like the vast majority of viral illnesses, humans simply get sick, endure, build immunity and get healthy. Some die, as we always have, and government intervention is not needed nor is it welcome. This is why large portions of US and European populations are refusing to accept lockdowns and the vaccines. Why destroy the economy and submit to a potentially dangerous genetic cocktail over a disease that 99.7% of the population is sure to survive? . . . Full story: alt-market.us
Covid Comments: The gospel of Vacca: is Gates' Luciferase your saviour? Is Covid-19 vaccine is the "only hope" for mankind (youtube.com)?
Ivermectin could cut Covid Deaths by up to 75%
February 25, 2021 — More than 30 trials across the world found that Ivermectin causes 'repeated, consistent, large magnitude improvements in clinical outcomes' at all stages of the disease. The peer-reviewed study, to be published in the US journal Frontiers of Pharmacology, says the evidence is so strong that the drug—should become a standard therapy everywhere, so hastening the global recovery . . . Full story: dailymail.co.uk
Black LIES Matter
February 28, 2021 — The increasingly secret history of the racist democrats, and how senile boomer Biden heralds the end. Democrats are desperately trying to maintain political power by perpetrating a number of lies. The National Pulse has been on the forefront dissecting the lies, including The Russia Lie, The Charlottesville Lie and The Insurrection Lie, to name a few.
There is one lie, though, that exceeds all others because without it, the Democratic Party would cease to exist: The Racism Lie. This week, our editor at The National Pulse, Raheem Kassam, was banned from Twitter immediately after publishing an article critical of the Congressional Black Caucus. Merrick Garland spent his testimony before the Senate promising to make it a priority to prosecute white supremacists whom he suggests form the core of the Trump movement.
To celebrate Black History Month, The National Pulse provides the following, accurate account of the civil rights movement. In the end, it was black writers and thinkers, operating mostly in alternative media, who won the argument. The white Boomers atop the Oligarchy who silence political opponents under the banner of "racism" steal the valor of the real heroes for political gain . . . Full story: thenationalpulse.com
Comment: Biden diversity strikes Syria. Louis Gosset Junior, actor, famous for "An Officer and a Gentleman," describes how Ivermectin helped him recover from Covid 19. History of pathogens leading to political authoritarianism. Is Covid 19 a cover for bringing in a new political system?
The Political Career of Mao, Yale & the 'Reorientation of Thought'
July 28, 2020 — Yale University was behind the 1919/20 rise to prominence in China of mass murderer and communist party chief Chairman Mao—he murdered five million political prisoners every year from 1958 to 1962 in his "great leap forward" making him, by far, history's worst mass murderer.
Yale group spurs Mao's emergence. Communist leaders educated in West: William F. Buckley was not the only Yale figure connected with the Presidential trip to China. Without Yale's support, Mao Tse Tung may never have risen from obscurity to command China. Jonathan Spence, professor of Chinese history, was the first to discover Mao-Tse-Tung's connection with Yale. The professor noted, "In 1919, Mao, aged 26, was in Changsa, having finished his middle school education. He visited Peking and while there received his serious introduction to communist theory in Li Ta-chao's Marxist Study Group. 'Now, if he wanted to develop a reputation in socialist circles, he had to find a forum to propagate his views' At this crucial point the student union of Yale-in-China invited Mao to take over the editorship of their journal.' Mao accepted the position and changed the format of the student magazine: it would now deal with social criticism and current problems and focus on "thought reorientation." Mao travelled to Peking and studied Marxist theory. In Shanghai he met Chen Tu-hsiu (who later became the leader of the Chinese Communist Party). Mao was told to form an area branch of the Communist party, but he had neither funds nor a meeting place. 'Once again Yale stepped in,' recalled Spence. 'The medical college of Yale-in-China agreed to rent him three rooms, which Mao named his "culture bookshop." Business boomed and Mao was able to ring up high sales on such Chinese titles as 'An Introduction to Marx's Capital', 'A Study of the New Russia' and 'The Soviet System in China'. "Mao's reputation grew, and from this base he was able to organise seven branch stores," continued the professor of Chinese history. "The profits generated were used to finance the socialist youth corps and the communist party." Professor Spence further noted that because of the success of the bookstore, Mao was chosen as one of the delegates to the First Congress of the Chinese Communist Party n Shanghai in 1921. From there it was only a small step to becoming one of the founders of the communist movement in his country. Yale-in-China now supports the New Asia College, part of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is maintained on donations and is actively hoping to interest the undergraduate community in its affairs.' Full story: psypolitics.org
America's Secret Establishment
By Prof. Antony G. Sutton © all rights reserved
Skull and Bones, 'Brotherhood of Death' and their temple known as 'The Tomb' at Yale University. "America's Secret Establishment" is the first part of this book; Sutton lays out ten memorandums that tell the history of 'The Order,' the official establishment history, hypotheses and method—the devil theory of history. He jumps to the Council of Foreign Relations and how The Order relates to this organization and the Trilateral Commission and similar organizations, then back to different old line members of The Order and their memberships over the years, such as The Whitney Family, Taft Family, Bundy Family, Lord Family, Pillsbury Family (Flour milling), Harriman Family (Railroads), Rockefeller Family (Standard Oil), Stimson Family, Perkins Family, Payne Family (Standard Oil), Davison Family (J.P. Morgan), Weyerhaeuser Family (Lumber) etc.
Sutton next lists the organizations 'The Order' has penetrated: The White House Executive Branch, Legislatures Political, Law, Foundations 'Think Tanks' Policy Groups, Education, Media, Publishing, Banking: Federal Reserve System, Churches, Business, Industry, Commerce. The second part of the book is "How The Order influences Education," then "How The Order came to control Yale University." Sutton lists the names of members of 'The Order' and the date initiated and their position at Yale from 1882-1909. In this second part he also writes about the Illuminati connection, and the Leipzig connection. Some of the important men that influenced education were, William Maximilian Wundt, G. Stanley Hall, Daniel Gilman, Andrew D. White, Richard Ely, William Welch and of course the 'Father of American Education', John Dewey. We learn that Dewey's education is not child centered but state centered, because for the Hegelian, 'social ends' are always State ends. On page 98-100, is a list of the members of 'The Order,' in education.
The third part of Sutton's book is 'How The Order Creates War and Revolution.' This part was the most interesting to me. Not that education was not interesting, but I had read "The Deliberate Dumbing Dumbing Down of America" by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt (find her on our Church Website), so I was educated on how our education system had been captured by the Hegelian thinkers. The most important piece I took away from this section is: The Order cannot be described as 'right' or 'left,' secular or religious, Marxist or Capitalist. The Order, and its objectives, is all of these and none of these. In Hegelian philosophy the conflict of political right and political left, or thesis and antithesis in Hegelian terms, is essential to the forward movement of history and historical change itself. Conflict between thesis and antithesis brings about a synthesis, i.e., a new historical situation. Mr. Sutton argues that the current world situation has been deliberately created by the elitist power more or less by manipulation of 'right' and 'left' elements. His argument is that the most powerful of all world elites has during the past 100 years or so developed both right and left elements to bring about a NEW WORLD ORDER. After reading this book I think most will agree that the idea to create a right and left came from the Hegelians such as Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Heinrich Heine, Max Stirner and Moses Hess, in order to control the sheep and create a conflict. The clash of opposites must in the Hegelian system bring about a society neither capitalist nor communist. Moreover, in the Hegelian scheme of events, this new synthesis will reflect the concept of the State as God and the individual as totally subordinate to an all-powerful State.
What then is the function of a Congress or Parliament for Hegelians? Everything but Christianity, NOT church, is Top-down, whether bankster-controlled Communism or the elected dictatorships of our bankster-controlled Hegelian two party controlled sham democracies. "The love of money is the root of all evil . . . The Devil took Jesus up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and said, All these things will I give You, if You will fall down and worship me." Vatican City State and the world's religious systems, and the City of London working through the City State of Washington D.C. have grabbed the bait, and Satan played the world for fools from Britain to the USA, to Russia and China Confirmed here. . . . This is interesting because we are anticipating the successful invasion of mainland USA perhaps two to three months after the close of the Gentile dispensation. Of the last and seventh vision of Brother Branham's 1933 apocalypse he said, "I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:3).
Albert Pike designed a plan for world conquest and wrote of it in a letter to Mazzini dated August 15, 1871. He said three future world wars would prepare the world for the New World Order. Albert Pike's plan for the Illuminati was as simple as it has proved effective. He required that Communism, Nazism, Political Zionism, and other International movements be organized and used to foment the three global wars and three major revolutions. The First World War was to be fought so as to enable the Illuminati to overthrow the powers of the Tzars in Russia and turn that country into the stronghold of Atheistic-Communism. The differences stirred up by agentur of the Illuminati between the British and German Empires were to be used to foment the internecine slaughter of nominal Christians. After the war ended, Communism was to be built up and used to destroy other governments and weaken religions.
World War Two was to be fomented by using the differences between Fascists and Political Zionists. This war was to be fought so that Nazism would be destroyed and the power of Political Zionism increased so that the sovereign state of Israel could be established in Palestine. During World War Two International Communism was to be built up until it equaled in strength that of united Christendom. At this point it was to be contained and kept in check until required for the final social cataclysm. Can any informed person deny Roosevelt and Churchill did put this policy into effect?
World War Three is to be fomented by using the differences the agentur of the Illuminati stir up between Political Zionists and the leaders of the Moslem world. The war is to be directed in such a manner that Islam (the Arab World including Mohammedanism) and Political Zionism (including the State of Israel) will destroy themselves while at the same time the remaining nations, once more divided against each other on this issue, will be forced to fight themselves into a state of complete exhaustion physically, mentally, spiritually and economically. Can any unbiased and reasoning person deny that the intrigue now going on in the Near, Middle, and Far East is designed to accomplish this devilish purpose?
After World War Three is ended, those who aspire to undisputed world domination will provoke the greatest social cataclysm the world has ever known. We quote his own written words taken from the letter catalogued in the British Museum Library, London, England.
"We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time" (William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game, p. xv-xvi). This strategy is corroborated by Dr. Dennis L. Cuddy PhD. in The Power Elite's use of Wars and Crises.
The Millennium Temple
Acts 1:6-7, "When Jesus' disciples came together they asked, Lord, will you at this (Gk.) 'chronos' time restore the kingdom to Israel? And He replied, It is not for you to know the (Gk.) 'chronos' times or the (Gk.) 'kairos' (opportunity) times which the Father has put in His own discretion".
Solomon's temple first became the dwelling place of the Lord when the Ark of the Covenant set in the most Holy Place and the Shekinah manifest the Presence of the Lord (I Kings 8:10). But in Ezekiel 10:18 – 11:23 the seer saw the Shekinah of God's Presence depart before King Nebuchadnezzar razed the temple (Ezekiel 1:4-28). The Ark was probably consumed by fire which is why the Holy of Holies was empty in Zerubbabel's restoration and Herod's reconstruction, and the Shekinah never again appeared to the high priest on the Day of Atonement.
The visions of Ezekiel 40:1 – 48:35 were revealed in 572BC. Ezekiel 40–44 describes the temple that is to be built in the Millennium. "In the twenty-fifth year of the captivity of those carried away with king Jehoiachin, in the fourteenth year after Jerusalem was taken" (Ezekiel 1:2; 12:21), in the beginning of the year, in the tenth of the month Nisan (Exodus 12:2-3; Ezekiel 45:21, 25), the Passover was instituted in Egypt (Exodus 12: 1-14), on the same the day Joshua led the people across Jordan (Joshua 4:19-24), and on the same day Jesus entered into Jerusalem for the inauguration of His Kingdom (Mark 11:1-11). "So the hand of the Lord came over me, and brought me to a very high mountain (in the eminence of gospel dignity and glory) in the Land of Israel" pointing to a glorious restoration (Isaiah 2:2; Micah 4:1; Revelation 21:10).
Caught up in the spirit in Revelation 4 John typed Christ's end-time Bride witnessing Brother Branham reveal things that are to be after the Church Ages, and in Ezekiel 4 and 9 Ezekiel represents the twelve tribes as in chapters 40-48 he represents 144,000 tribesmen guided by "a pastor according to God's heart" (Jeremiah 3:15; 61-0730E, The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel, par. 128k). In his visions Ezekiel was guided by a Man who measured external dimensions of the completed Millennial Temple and its precincts "behold with thine eyes" so that Israel may visualize the Temple they will erect (Ezekiel 40:2, 4).
In "Works is Faith Expressed" Brother Branham said, "There's a woman standing here, I don't know the woman, never seen her in my life. God knows her. If He can reveal what her trouble is, or something about it, would you believe—all of you? This is only a work identifying the faith that I have to preach what I've told you about tonight. That's what God revealed, and this is the works proving it. Now, you have to have faith to get well. This woman here, I don't think I know her. Yes, I don't know her but I know somebody she knows, 'cause I see him (in a vision) standing here before me. She's suffering with a headache. Isn't that right, lady? Do you believe that God will heal you? Pearry Green's sister. That's right, and I never seen her in my life. That's right. (In a vision) I seen Pearry Green standing here, looking at me, going like that. That's right. I don't know where Pearry Green's at. Do you believe? How much do you believe? If you can believe, all things are possible. If you can't believe, nothing can happen" (65-1126, par. 342-344).
Ezekiel 40-42, looking from Babylon in the north on the "very high mountain" Ezekiel sees the structure of a City on its south, and the Man "stood in the gate" of the city-like building waiting for the new-comer, taking external measurements as illustrated in this 3D animation with subtitles. As Ezekiel came from the north it was probably the north gate from which the man escorts him to the east gate. The Temple and City are greatly enlarged and differ in many particulars from those subsisting before the captivity. The Millennium Temple is the proper essence of the City, the spiritual dwelling place of the whole people. The Prophet exclaimed, "That most Holy always represented the Church, the Tabernacle. And the last thing to be done was to anoint the most Holy ; that's the Millennial Tabernacle He'll live in during the Millennial, that we'll live in . . . There He meets the 144,000 after the seventieth Week" (61-0806, The Seventieth Week of Daniel, par. 48; 173; Ezekiel 43:1-12; Hebrews 12:22).
Ezekiel 40:1 – 43:12, Holiness stretches over the whole of the Millennium Temple, so that there is no longer a distinction between the different parts, as in the old temple: parts left indeterminate in the latter now obtain a divine sanction, so that all arbitrariness is excluded. It is to be a perfect manifestation of the love of God to His Covenant-people; and from it, as from a new center of religious life there gushes forth the fullness of blessings to them, and so to all people (Ezekiel 47:1-23). Israel's province may hereafter be to show the essential identity in the minute details of temple sacrifices, between the law and gospel—shadow and type (Romans 10:8). The ideal of the theocratic temple will then first be realized.
The edifice of the temple proper is now described by 3D animation with subtitles in continuation of Ezekiel 40:48-49. We proceed from the temple porch to the "house," as it is named in Ezekiel 41:1. The idea of greatness suggests a large and spacious edifice, a palace of Jehovah (I Kings 7:12), embracing both the holy and the most Holy Place. The Man [Christ] "went inward" and measured the interior but Ezekiel did not enter as he was not the high priest.
Ezekiel 41:4-26, the most Holy Place is set before us as the goal, a heavenly state on earth—the Church of the New Testament. Thus in Ezekiel 43 the entire circuit of the mountain is called most Holy , from which it is evident we are all glorified, having entered a glory which "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love Him" (I Corinthians 2:9).
Ezekiel 42:5-20, although they are not all of the same size, that the priest's chambers are connected denotes the brotherly relation in the sanctuary (Psalm 133; I John 3:1-24). The same is the case with the progress and growth of the members of the Body of which Christ is the Head (I Corinthians 12:1-31). The measurements of the house are completed; but heaven and earth are said to be finished only when the Eternal rested. That will be in the Millennium when there will be no sinners, and no sin (Genesis 2; Micaah 4:3).
Ezekiel 43:1-12, "and so the prophet's Guide leads him back to the east gate, and the gate by which the Shekinah departed (Ezekiel 11:1, 23) becomes the gate of re-entry now as Ezekiel witnesses a preview of the anointing of the Temple. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel (Ezekiel 1:26; 3:23; 10:18-19; Isaiah 63) was coming from the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone from His glory (Ezekiel 1:28; 10:2; Revelation 18:1). And it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, like the vision which I saw when He came to destroy the city (Ezekiel 9:1, 5). And the visions were like the vision which I saw by the river Chebar (Ezekiel 1:3, 16-17; 10:8-20; 3D animation of Ezekiel chapters 42-43 with subtitles); and I fell on my face. And the glory of the Lord entered the house by way of the gate facing east. And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner courtyard; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house."
"Then I heard Him speaking to me from the house, while a Man was standing beside me. And He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the sons of Israel forever. And the house of Israel will not again defile My holy Name, neither they nor their kings, by their prostitution and by the carcasses of their kings in their high places. In putting their threshold by My threshold, and their door post beside My door post, with only the wall between Me and them. And they have defiled My holy Name by their abominations which they have committed. So I have consumed them in My anger. Now let them put away their prostitution and the carcasses of their kings far from Me, and I will dwell among them forever."
"You, son of man, describe the Temple to the whole house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities, and let them measure the plan. And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the plan of the house, its structure, its exits, its entrances, and all its designs, all its statutes, and all its laws. And write it in their sight, so that they may observe its whole design and all its statutes and do them. This is the law of the house: its entire area on the top of the mountain all around shall be most Holy . Behold, this is the law of the house".
Ezekiel 43:10 indicates that as Israel served the nations under judgment for unbelief, he will be ashamed of his iniquities, repent, and the nation will be born in one day, martyred, then serve King Jesus and His wife in "the Kingdom restored to Israel" (Acts 1:6; Isaiah 60:12; Zechariah 14:17-19; Psalm 72:11). The wages of sin is death, and although sin's price has been paid on Calvary, physical death is present; Satan is riding his pale horse to perdition and hell follows with him (Revelation 6:8). Elect Israelites will realize what Ezekiel imparts to Hebrew minds by the imagery familiar to them.
Ezekiel 43:13-27; 44:1-3, The altar being measured and directions given for consecrating it at first and for its perpetual use and future cleansing, "the Man brought Ezekiel back by way of the outer gate of the sanctuary which looked toward the east. Then said the Lord unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter thereby; because the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut. It is for the Prince; the Prince, He shall sit in it to partake of a meal before the Lord; He shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and go out by the same way." This Prince is Jesus Messiah: the coming great tribulation is not for Christians (I Thessalonians 5:1-10); our tribulation began with the inauguration of the Church on the Day of Pentecost and will continue until we go Home. These great tribulations will come upon Israelites, their impersonators and the rest of the world.
Ezekiel 46:1, "Thus says the Lord God; the gate of the Inner Court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened." Israel had a Temple building; Christians have no headquarters on earth and no specific time or place of worship whereas Israel has three seasons of meeting at which every adult male Israelite is bound to present himself to the Temple at Jerusalem to observe a memorial of the Feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread (Exodus 12:11-24), Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles (Zechariah 14:16-21). And commencing from the day in which the allotments of the land of the Covenant are restored among the Tribes "the name of the City shall be, The Lord is there".
These Scripture references and explanations should suffice to establish the fact that a physical, material Millennium Temple will be built in Israel according to the description God expounded in the visions He revealed to His prophet Ezekiel. Thus it is not appropriate to spiritualize the most Holy Place—New Jerusalem, Christ and His Bride in the Millennium Temple.
Zechariah foresaw the four Gentile world empires "And in the fourth chariot were grizzled and bay horses representing the various forms of the Roman government . . . [to this day]" and the angel explained "these are the four winds of heaven that strove upon the great sea" (Daniel 7:2; Revelation 7:1).
"The Word of the Lord came to Zechariah saying: Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah will bring gifts of silver and gold from the exiles in Babylon to assist in restoring the temple. The day they arrive from Babylon you are to meet them at the house of Josiah (the son of Zephaniah) where they will stay. Accept their gifts and make from them two crowns and place them on the head of Joshua, a type of Messiah, who will be both king and priest, the silver denoting His human nature, and the gold His divine. Tell him, the Lord of hosts says: You represent the Man who will come, whose Name is "The BRANCH"—in His divine nature, He is not the branch out of the stem of Jesse, or David, but their root (Isaiah 11:10; Revelation 5:5; 22:16). In this His human nature, He was small in His beginning as to His kingdom as well as His person; and mean in His appearance, as a mere bud or sprout, but gradually flourishing and becoming great and fruitful. As a branch, He was to be cut off, but would produce sprouts, branches, and trees of righteousness innumerable. "He shall grow up out of His place, the tribe and family, and He will build the Temple of the Lord. To Him belongs the royal title [Son of David] and He will rule upon His throne [in the Millennium] as King and as Priest with perfect harmony between the two offices".
"The two crowns shall for a memorial in the Temple of the Lord of the pious liberality of those men, who had presented the gold and silver of which they were made, and of the Messiah's certain and speedy coming. And they that are far off—Gentile converts to Christ shall come and build the mystic Body of that true temple, the Christian Church and be united with you Israelite Christians as brethren".
Around this time the Judeans were descrying Zerubbabel's restoration which, "in comparison with Solomon's Temple, is as nothing"—having no Ark, no sacred fire, and no Shekinah—whereupon the Lord delivered a compound prophecy in Haggai 2:5-9 (and later Malachi 3:1), "When you left Egypt I promised that My Spirit would remain among Israel. Fear not! For THUS SAITH THE LORD of hosts: In a little while I will begin to shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land—I will shake all nations (Isaiah 13:13), and [the Redeemer, Jesus Messiah], the Desire of all nations [us Gentiles—for Israel "desired Him not" (Isaiah 53:2-3; John 1:11)] shall come, and I will fill this house with My glory [veiled in virgin-born flesh at Christ's first Coming as formerly it was veiled in the Cloud], says the Lord of hosts. The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house [through the Presence of Christ] shall be greater than [the silver and gold that adorned] the former [temple of Solomon], says the Lord of hosts: and in this place [Jerusalem] I will give peace [between God and men through the Blood of the Cross (Genesis 49:10; Matthew 12:6)], says the Lord of hosts".
The shaking of nations implies judgments of wrath on the foes of God's people, and ultimately the earthquakes that sink Los Angeles and cleave the Mount of Olives before the reign of the Prince of peace (Isaiah 13:13). The kingdoms of the world are but the scaffolding for God's Spiritual Temple, and will be cast down when their purpose is accomplished. In this mortal life someone has to design the engineering, grow and harvest the food, sew the clothing, build the houses and print the Bibles for God's people. The transient nature of all that is earthly should lead men to desire the 'peace' of Messiah's eternal kingdom (Haggai 2:9; Hebrews 12:27-29). The Judahites hesitated in advancing the work of restoration through dread of the Medo-Persian world power and the craft of Samaria as today the children of Jacob durst not return to the land of the Covenant "for fear of the Jews" and crafty Israelis who boast—"By Way of Deception Thou shalt make War." The prophet assures the captives that Medo-Persia and all four world powers will fall before Messiah; therefore they need fear nothing.
Paul quoted this passage in Hebrews 12:26-27, comparing the heavier punishment awaiting the disobedient under the New Testament with that which confronted rebellious Israel at the institution of the Old Testament when only earth was shaken (Exodus 19); soon heaven and earth and all things will be shaken (Daniel 2:35,44; Matthew 21:44), but Jesus Messiah's kingdom "cannot be shaken."
There are many parallels between Ezekiel and Revelation and in the chapters we are studying. Ezekiel represents 144,000 elect Israelites in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week receiving the revelation of the Message of the martyred prophets of Zechariah 4, Matthew 24 and Revelation 11 as John represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation, because only the 144,000 will receive the revelation of Ezekiel's symbolic vision when it is quickened by the Spirit after the martyrdom of the two witnesses who expounded their Seven Trumpet mysteries. Ezekiel's temple will be erected in the Millennium by the 144,000 elect Israelites. Jesus Messiah, the Headstone the builders rejected, will be exalted and placed by the ministry of the "two olive branches" of Zechariah 4 anointed with the Spirit that endued Moses and Elijah. Their Message quickened—"Not by might, nor by power but by the baptism with the Holy Ghost" will reveal Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel.
Psalm 118:22, "The stone that the builders refused has become the head stone of the corner" (Ephesians 2:20; I Peter 2:4-8). God crowns Christ's Bride with grace as the Capstone transforms the Kingdom from a six-sided structure, and six is either four plus two—man's world (4) with man's enmity to God (2) brought in: or it is five plus one, the grace of God made of none effect by man's addition to it, or perversion, or corruption of it: or it is seven minus one—man's coming short of spiritual perfection. In any case, therefore, it has to do with man; it is the number of imperfection; the human number; the number of MAN as destitute of God, without God, without Christ, without hope in the world that is to come. Hereby the Body of the Kingdom becomes God's five-sided holy mountain, so when the Headstone is brought forth to the 144,000 and quickened by faith they will recognize their Lord and King "with shoutings, crying Grace, grace unto it" (Zechariah 4:7); and when they recognize their King they will recognize their Queen, His Wife the Church.
Today the Church Age Body of PART-Word saints is sealed into Christ, and the world, including the 144,000 elect Israelites, is shut out and under the spirit of Laodicea which means Judaeo-communism; most of these souls are imprisoned in the gap or breach between the Seals and the Church Ages. For those of Christ's end-time Bride who are already born-again the Capstone is on the pyramid; they are the "lively stones" of which it is built. This diagram illustrates the "very high mountain" of Ezekiel 40:2 to which the seer (who types the 144,000) has been transported in a vision as John (representing us) was caught up in the Spirit into heaven in Revelation 4; figuratively this "very high mountain" is the 1,500 mile high pyramidal form of Mount Zion, the future home of the earthly Bride and the Heavenly Groom in the renewed heavens and renewed earth. Its initial upward movement at the close of the Gentile dispensation will cause the earthquake that cleaves the Mount of Olives in twain, forming a wide valley and demolishing Al Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock on Mount Moriah, "shaking all nations" and leading to the 'hot stage' of World War III. In this vision the City is on this 1,500 mile high mountain "that fills the whole earth" (Isaiah 2:2; Ezekiel 17:22-23; 20:40; Daniel 2:35; Micah 4:1).
From the base of this Mountain in the renewed earth Ezekiel can look back over two thousand years to "the time of Jacob's trouble" in Daniel's Seventieth Week as John in Revelation 1:10 – 3:22 looked back through time from the Day of the Lord to the Seventh Trumpet, seven Church Ages, and to Pentecost. Ezekiel's vision is parallel to that of John in Revelation 21:10, wherein you and I are "carried away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain" where the angel Brother Branham shows us "that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God" which will be the Bride of Christ and the elect of all Ages returning to dwell in the renewed heaven and renewed earth. What Ezekiel sees is the Temple that will be built in the Millennium according to the plans revealed by the prophet Ezekiel. Its majestic square will be six times as large as the wall that enclosed the old temple, and larger than all of earthly Jerusalem, while the area of the city in Ezekiel is three to four thousand square miles in area, including the ground set aside for the prince, priests and Levites.
Revelation 21:17, "And he measured the wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel [Brother Branham (Revelation 21:9; 22:6-9; 17:1; 1:1)]." The number six employed in measuring Ezekiel's temple is that of man. Ezekiel 43:13, "These are the measures of the altar in cubits: the cubit is a cubit and a hand breadth." A cubit is the length of the forearm from the tip of the middle finger to the forearm, roughly 17½ inches in Israel, while a "hand breadth" was the full breadth of the hand, three and a half inches, making 21 inches (equivalent to the royal cubit of the Egyptians), and one reed was six cubits.
This is the blueprint of an architectural structure to be erected in the Millennium and a form of instruction veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols intended to transform the rude matter of 144,000 elect Israelites into polished stones, perfect in harmony, proportion and regular character with the Word of God for the most Holy Place—an edifice wherein Jesus Messiah and His Bride will reign and be worshipped through the Millennium. The Lord is measuring and molding the character of His servant nation "in the stature of the perfect Man".
In Revelation 3:12 Jesus promised, "I will make He who overcomes a pillar in the Temple of My God [which is His Body (John 2:19; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; II Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:20-22; I Peter 2:5; Hebrews 3:6)] and he shall go out no more: and I will write upon him the Name of My God, and the Name of the City of My God, which is New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new Name." This agrees with Ezekiel 48:35 where "the name of the City will be The Lord is there" or "Emmanuel, which means God with us" (Matthew 1:23), while in Revelation 21:2, 22 it is "New Jerusalem" . . . "for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb [and by the invisible marriage union, His Bride] are its temple. . . that comes down from God out of heaven" and Jesus is Priest King (Ezekiel 37:22).
Hebrews 7:1-2, "For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; to Whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like the Son of God; abides a priest forever." Melchisedec was the Lord God Himself manifest in created flesh who was later born of the virgin Mary as Jesus Christ to pay sin's price, conquer death and Hades and rise for our justification. When He died His Bride New Jerusalem was in Him as Eve was in Adam, so you paid for your sins IN Christ on Calvary and were taken from His side in the form of the Holy Spirit from which Christ is making His Bride as Eve was taken from Adam's side in the form of a rib. Being raised and seated IN Him in heavenly places which is the Word, you have eternal Life and cannot come under condemnation (Romans 4:25; 8:1; II Corinthians 5:13-17; Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 3:3).
Brother Branham asked, "Who is this Melchisedec"? Who is the King of righteousness? Who is the King of New Jerusalem, the King of Peace?—Why, it is the Almighty God, our Brother Jesus Christ!
I Corinthians 15:27-28, "For God has put all things under Jesus' feet. But when He says all things are put under Him, it is clear that God who put all things under Him is excepted. And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subjected to Him that God may be all in all." For this Temple City overshadowed by the Shekinah will be the most Holy Place which none but God's elect may enter (Revelation 21:3, 27).
In the vision (Revelation 1) the City is signified by "one like the Son of man" drawn out from seven golden lamp stands three cubits high south in the sanctuary in God's Presence. In Ezekiel 40:2, the sanctuary is transformed to a "very high mountain" with the City of God on the south, and below representing Israel, the table of showbread that stood one and a half cubits high is being reinstructed into the Millennium temple on the north of the same mountain or Kingdom.
Do you see from these shadows and types how the Bible is the story of God changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts, through the spoken Word to the manifestation of His thoughts—Attributes of Himself—Spirit in the flesh of His glorified Family, Jesus Christ and His Bride? He will never be lonely again.
In the vision the Lord brought Ezekiel to this mountain in the land of Israel where he encountered a Man in appearance radiant brass with a reed and a line of flax for measuring. This Man was Christ, the Angel of the Lord. I have learned this from the realization that Revelation 11:1-2 properly belongs to Revelation 10. Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride, so in obedience to the heavenly voice we told Christ the Angel, "Give me the little Book." And He said, "Take it and eat it up . . . And I took the little Book from the Angel's hand, [no second-hand religion for Christ's Bride] . . . And I was given a reed like a rod, and He said, Rise, and measure the temple of God [(Gk.) 'naos' or sanctuary comprising the Holy Place and Holy of Holies which are one since Calvary], and the altar [of incense], and them that worship in it. And cast out the court which is outside the temple, you shall not measure it; for it was given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty two months." That is, for the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week in which God's Covenant in Christ is reconfirmed to Israel (Daniel 12:6-7; Revelation 12:14; 13:5).
We encounter Christ again in Ezekiel 40:3-4, "Behold, there [on the "very high mountain"] was a Man, whose appearance was like bronze [(Ezekiel 1:26; 44:2, 5; Daniel 10:5-6, 10:18; Zechariah 2; 6:12-13; Revelation 1:15)], with a line of flax and a measuring reed in His hand, standing in the gateway. And the Man said to me, Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and take to heart all that I shall show you; for you were brought here so that I might show it to you: declare all that you see to the house of Israel".
We find the same Man in Ezekiel 43:6-7, "I heard Him speaking to me from the house while the Man stood beside me. He said to me, Son of man, this is the place of My Throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever, and the house of Israel shall no more defile My holy Name, neither they, nor their kings, by their idolatry, or by the corpses of their [idols who held lordship over them as] kings in their high places".
We find the same Man in Ezekiel 44:2, 5, as well as in earlier chapters. He appears in Daniel 10:5-6, while in Daniel 7:13 and Revelation 1:13-17 He is no longer alone but united with "One like unto the Son of Man"—His Wife—YOU and me, drawn out from the seven lamp stands into the unity of the faith with the Token of His Life on display.
From the very first God claimed to be Israel's King both politically and spiritually and had resisted their wish to have a human king as implying a rejection of Himself as the proper Head of state. Even when He yielded it was with a protest against the king ruling except as His vice-regent. When Messiah reigns at Jerusalem, He will realize the original idea of the theocracy as its divine-human King reigning in righteousness over a righteous people (Ezekiel 43:12; Isaiah 52:1; 54:13; 60:21).
As in Revelation 11:1-2 where the Bride is instructed to measure or judge and separate the sanctified blood Israelites by the Absolute, a reed of THUS SAITH THE LORD, in Ezekiel 40-43 God is reinstructing Israel, restoring them to tribal order in His Presence by the Absolute of obedience in holiness through faith for the Millennium under the theocracy (Ezekiel 48). After measuring the sanctuary—signifying the ministry of the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 "reinstructing" the 144,000 Israelites—the Spirit brings Ezekiel back to the Eastern Gate of the Temple where Christ will take His rest throughout the thousand year theocracy, and be worshipped therein.
Ezekiel 43:2-3, "Behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and His voice was as the voice of many waters [the ten thousand times ten thousand of His wife united with Him (Ezekiel 1:24; Revelation 1:15)]: and earth shone with His glory [the (Gk.) 'ephinaea' of His unseen (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to Israel radiating from the hearts of the elect Israelites hitherto in darkness (Isaiah 6; 60:1-2) as the revelation of His 'parousia' Coming to us Gentiles had also "lightened the earth with His glory" (Revelation 18:1)]. And the vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when He came to destroy the city and like the vision I had seen by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face" (Ezekiel 4:1-28).
Like Revelation 18:1 this is prospective as explained by verses 6-7 which we have discussed, and the remainder of the Book; the glory of the Lord does not enter the 144,000 until they are fully immersed in the Spirit in chapter 47; then in chapter 48 they are restored to tribal order and the tribal names Dan and Ephraim are recognized for the theocratic rule. I place the chronological setting of Ezekiel 43 at the dispensation change when the sign of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel manifests in the form of a Pillar of Cloud over the Mount of Olives (Isaiah 29:6; Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 24:30-31; Acts 1:10-11; Revelation 16:18-19)—its significance will be unrecognized by Israel until after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week and the death of their two prophets as it was many years before Christ's end-time Bride recognized the true significance of our Pillar of Cloud.
Revelation 7:2-3, "And I saw another Angel ascending from the east, having the Seal of the living God: and He cried with a loud voice to the four angels [or satanic horse riders of Revelation 6], to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees with World War III—Armageddon), till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads".
This "reinstruction" by the two Hebrew prophets will realize the justification and sanctification of the 144,000, but their new birth cannot take place until after the martyrdom of the two prophets in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth week (54-0514, The Seal of God, par. 239).
I notice there are many in the circle of this Message who imagine that Daniel's Seventieth Week is only three and half years. This is because they have neglected to take the "letter" of Brother Branham's Messages back to the Absolute of God's written Word from Genesis to Revelation to understand what those words mean. The prophet Paul wrote "The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life" (II Corinthians 3:6), and like "those noble Bereans" we must discern between the Logos and the rhema. This timeline clearly shows us that seven full prophetic years, each of 360 days are outstanding and remain to be fulfilled in Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Ezekiel 43:10-11, "Son of man, describe the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern [and compare it to their own lives] (Ezekiel 36:31-32; Zechariah 12:10 – 13:9). And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, show them the construction of the house, and its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, and its whole form; and make known to them all its ordinances and all its laws; and write it down in their sight, that they observe the whole constitution and its regulations and do them; [that is, repent]!" Justification.
The low wall that surrounds the sanctuary and separates it from the profane place (Ezekiel 40:5; 42:15-20) is but twelve feet high, so it is not defensive but proclaims, "You shall be holy, for I am holy." The guardrooms and gates embody the Word: "Without are dogs, whoremongers, murderers and idolaters." The chambers for the people in the outer court preached: "Rejoice in the Lord always and be thankful." The arrangements for the priests reminded of sin and demanded that one should consecrate oneself to God in the burnt-offering, dying to self and mortifying the deeds of the flesh, and always present Him the thank-offering and meat offering of good works. While the altar of incense proclaimed to all: "Pray without ceasing." Sanctification.
Ezekiel 43:12, "This is the law of the house; the whole area around the top of the mountain shall be Most holy. This is the law of the house." This superlative, which had been used exclusively of the Holy of Holies (Exodus 26:34), was now to characterize the entire building. This all-pervading sanctity was to be "the law of the [whole] house," as distinguished from the Levitical Law which confined the peculiar sanctity to a single apartment of it. In the restoration of the kingdom to Israel, their divine King occupies that fleshly house of the 144,000 as His throne conditional to them putting away sin and giving Him preeminence in their hearts. The law of the house consists in the whole region of the pyramidal temple mount being holy (foreshadowed by Mount Horeb in Exodus 19:12-13). It is the "high place" of God—not a high place of gods. In reality the Temple will be manmade even as "they shall build houses, and inhabit them" (Isaiah 65:22). The remainder of the chapter pertains to the consecration of the altar of sacrifice where the people offer their sacrifice of faith and praise. This signifies the entire surrender and consecration of the people to the Lord, whereby they present themselves to Him and enter into grace that He may re-occupy. The justified man lives henceforth not to Himself. Regeneration.
Ezekiel speaks of a sacrificial altar and burnt offerings; but in the Millennium "The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, saith the Lord" (Isaiah 65:25; 11:9). Every animal sacrifice will be memorial in nature and coincide with other memorials such as Joshua at Gilgal, and Calvary. This discussion is for another time.
The bronze laver is absent from Ezekiel's temple since Israel's sin has been remitted (Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 5:26; Revelation 15). Satan will be bound for a thousand years so there will be no sin until after the general resurrection, besides which, the Glorified saints are immune to sin.
Also missing from Ezekiel's Millennium Temple is the golden furniture of the tabernacle in the wilderness and king Solomon's temple. The golden lampstand has been transformed into Jesus Messiah's glorified Wife—"the holy City, New Jerusalem coming down from heaven as a Bride adorned for Her Husband" (Revelation 21:2). Jesus said of us, "You are the Light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid" (Matthew 5:14). The permanent Temple is "the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb" (Revelation 21:22). We are the continuation of "the creation of God" (Revelation 3:14), an enduring temple (I Corinthians 3:16; Revelation 21:3) wherein the Presence of the Lord, formerly represented by the Angel of the Covenant and the Pillar of Cloud, will dwell and be worshiped throughout eternity by the "saved" dwelling under the renewed heavens and around the circumference of the renewed earth. "And nothing unclean nor anyone practicing immorality and falsehood shall ever enter the City, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life" (Revelation 21:27).
The Table of showbread (or bread of the Presence) is transformed into one nation embracing 144,000 glorified Israelites whose spiritual home is the Millennium Temple, "a house of prayer for all people" (Isaiah 56:7) wherein King Jesus Messiah and His glorified Bride from all nations will be enthroned when He "gives them one heart filled with a new spirit, takes the stony heart out of their flesh, and gives them a heart of flesh" (Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26; Mark 11:17). Whereas the Lord God was "a little sanctuary in the countries in which He has scattered Israel" (Ezekiel 11:16), when the two nations are reunited into one kingdom under David's greater Son "I will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My dwelling place shall be with them: and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And the nations [of the "saved"] will know that I the Lord sanctify Israel" (Ezekiel 37:25-28). Ezekiel 40-48 is "the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel" (Acts 1:6).
The altar of incense is extant and larger than of old, but a plain wooden form (Ezekiel 41:22; 44:16) indicative perhaps of our humanity, and foursquare indicating the universality of "worship in Spirit and in truth" by divine revelation. It signifies ceaseless worship, as in the tabernacle and temple incense burned continuously (I Thessalonians 5:17), and although there will never be intercession or another prayer for the sick, the dying and distressed souls, Jesus Messiah remains the same and will be unfolding the blessings of His Word throughout eternity. The words "incense" and "prayer" are used interchangeably (Psalm 141:2), and in Revelation 8:3 "much incense [of the Seven Thunders, which is the revelation of the Seventh Seal] was added to the prayers of all saints in the Church of all Ages" to remove the offense of human error and bring our several and collective revelation into oneness with the mind of Christ. This, too, is fulfilled in our oneness in the Spirit.
The veil separating the royal priesthood from the Holy of Holies is also missing from Ezekiel's temple as it represents Christ's Body: "when He yielded up the ghost the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom" (Matthew 27:50-51; Hebrews 10:20). Since we are in Christ who is "the door into the sheepfold" (John 10:1) we have even now in this mortal life entered into the Holy of Holies by hope through faith.
Also absent from Ezekiel's temple is the Ark of the Covenant (Jeremiah 3:16-17), having been transformed into King Jesus Messiah (Revelation 11:19). Henceforth the first God-Man will be "dwelling in the midst of Israel forever" (Ezekiel 43:7).
Ezekiel 44:22 speaks of marriage, however "those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, for they cannot die any more but are like the angels, and as sons of the resurrection they are God's sons" (Luke 20:35-36). For the glorified saints (Gk.) 'chronos' "time will be no longer." Being eternal we will never be "late," there will be no bus to miss, and our "offspring" will be those we have led to new birth in the the days of man.
Ezekiel 44:25 mentions "dead persons," however there will be neither birth nor death in the Millennium; we will all wear bespoke shrink-proof, stretch-proof, wrinkle-proof glorified bodies that will always be in fashion and never grow old.
The Millennium Temple is an architectural edifice and an allegory instructing the elect, whether they be Jesus' Wife Israel's Queen, our personal attendants, administrators to the Royal Family and Household, or myriad duties and responsibilities pertaining to the government of the Kingdom of God. The natural types the Spiritual, thus by faith Old Testament shadows and types are the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of "things not seen" in the Kingdom of rest, each elect commences with a blank slate in experience, protocol, duties and responsibilities.
The natural tabernacle and temple type the kingdom of God and the redeemed individuals who will comprise the theocracy. The Outer Court of the tabernacle represents your first step in grace where you receive the revelation who the Lord Jesus is; not three in one or six of one and half-a-dozen of the other, but the one person of God born of a virgin to fulfill the part of Adam's KINSMAN Redeemer and vicariously pay the wages of sin. Here by grace through faith you receive Him as your Saviour, repent of past unbelief and take His Name as your body is baptized by immersion in the brazen laver for the remission of past sins as the sacrifice had to be washed before it was offered. Following obedience your sacrifice of faith was as it were consumed on the brazen altar, and you are accounted justified by grace through faith.
Your second step by grace through faith is sanctifying your mortal spirit to bring your memory, conscience, imagination affections and reasoning subject to the Word and will of God, enabling you to take charge of what you see, listen to, taste, touch, feel and say. Ordering your life to God's standard of holiness you approach the altar of incense in the Holy Place. Sanctification will continue throughout daily life to keep you unsullied by the world.
Your third step is the baptism with the Holy Spirit through a life manifesting the Word for your day. This quickens your soul to new birth, seals you in Christ unto the day of your physical redemption and initiates your growth to maturity in the unity of the faith in preparation for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Spiritually you are now in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, beyond the veil in the Holy of Holies as it were, growing in grace and bringing the ten senses of your mortal spirit and corruptible flesh under preeminence to Christ the Word and Husband of your soul so that the Token affirming His Life in you is on display as a written epistle of the Word for this hour.
Brother Branham said, "When you once see the Message of the hour, there's nothing else you can see but that. That's all. Everything else is gone; the rest of its just filler when you once see the Message." Jesus said, "All the Father has given Me will come. And no man can come except My Father has called him." In each dispensation from the Garden of Eden it is only the elect who have been called (John 15:16).
"The Message will go forth, but it will just go right on over [people's heads]. Just like He said, "Some fell by the wayside, and some this way, but some went over." And a lot of its just filler, to fill in the time. Millions of people that's professing Christianity will miss it a million miles." You can see from the diagrams how the three divisions of the tabernacle and temple are a natural type of the saint of God: body, mortal spirit, and soul. The tabernacle and temple, their furniture and service of worship were symbols of redemption directing Israel back into God's favour and Presence; back to the bosom of Christ and the holy City, New Jerusalem on the holy Mount in a restored Eden. You are the true temple of God.
Let's see where Brother Branham taught these things.
The Lord determined He would deal with the Israel nation and their holy city in grace for Seventy Weeks of prophetic years, 490 years commencing in 445BC from the going forth of the commandment of King Cyrus to build and restore Jerusalem (Nehemiah 1:1-2:8), concluding with the anointing of the Millennium Temple.
"The most Holy Place" is where the Lord was enthroned on the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies that once hid God's 'Rhema' inscribed on stone tablets behind shittim wood crowned with a golden Mercy Seat, above which and facing the Presence were golden cherubim signifying Israel's great prophets (Zechariah 4:14; Luke 7:28) who introduced the 'rhema' of Law in stone and grace in Jesus Messiah whose virgin-born flesh would veil the Logos in the many-membered form of New Jerusalem, His Bride, the last Eve. The most Holy Place will be anointed when King Jesus Messiah and His Wife take their throne in the Millennial Temple for their thousand-year reign and the Glory of the Lord or Shekinah will fills the House.
These scriptures pinpoint the regeneration, persecution and martyrdom of the 144,000 elect Israelites: Revelation 12:13-17; 13:7-10; 14:1-5, 12 – 15:4; and 18:20 – 19:7. This is what the Prophet taught in "The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel" (61-0730E, The sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel, par. 119-129, 133-135):
After the seventy weeks . . . after this tribulation, after the Woes, after the Seals, after the Plagues, after the casting out of Satan [into the bottomless pit], the Millennium sets in, then Christ comes back with the Bride ". . . I heard a . . . voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia [Heb.]; Salvation, and glory, . . . honour, . . . power, unto the Lord our God: for true and righteous are Your judgments: for He had judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up forever and ever . . . (That's the old prostitute church) . . . her smoke rose up . . . And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that set upon the throne, saying, Amen; Hallelujah."
"And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God—Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great."
"And I heard as it was the voice of a great multitude, (Listen. Here YOU are, church. After She went up in the third chapter, here She comes. See?) . . . And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a mighty thundering, saying, Hallelujah: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. (Hallelujah. Watch. The marriage of the Lamb comes now. Here She comes). Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come [to pass], and His Wife has made Herself ready." (Here She comes, both Bride and Bridegroom).
"And to Her was granted that She should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousnesses [or righteous acts] of saints. And he [Brother Branham] said unto me [John, who represents Christ's end-time Bride]: Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the wedding supper of the Lamb. And he said unto me. These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am of your fellowservant, and of your brethren and have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
"And I saw heaven opened [i.e. a vision], and . . . a white horse; (Oh, my) . . . and He that set thereon . . . was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness does He judge and make war. And His eyes was as flames of fire, and on His head was many crowns; . . . (He was crowned what? King of kings) and He had a Name written, that no man knowed, but . . . himself" (because it's a revelation).
"And He was clothed with white vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called The Word of God . . . ("In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God; and the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us." Who was it? Jesus) . . . and His Name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (Glory, here He comes). And out of His mouth will go a sharp sword, and that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. And He had on His vesture and on His thigh a Name written, KING OF KING, AND LORD OF LORDS".
"What was it? His people [Israel] had just crowned Him King of king and Lord of Lord [by their revelation of His unseen second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, three and a half years after the ministry and martyrdom of the two witnesses (Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 16:19) coming back to His holy Temple anointed with the Presence of God to live and to reign through the Millennium with His Church. Amen. The appearing with the mighty King to take Her place at His side (I Timothy 6:14-16), the new royal anointed Temple. Now, the sixfold purpose of Revelations 6:1 to Revelations 19:21 is fulfilled." [End of quoting].
The Millennium will "set in" with the new birth of the 144,000 when Israel recognize Christ and His Bride by their belated revelation of His unseen 'parousia' Coming in the latter part of the second half of the Week. The mark of the beast will not be enforced until after the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, three and a half years before the 144,000 are martyred, Vatican City State and the united States of America are annihilated and the consummation of life.
Since we now understand the mystery of the Millennium temple having placed these events in time according to the Logos of God and not the rhema of His prophet, please confirm this revelation in your own Bible so that you can say "Amen" to these assertions with the conviction of faith.
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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.