Bible Believers' Newsletter #136
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
We greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate your fellowship.
In this issue we include links to two secular Articles which demonstrate the signs of the times. The first is astute commentary on the UN Millennium Summit by Australian Conspiracy scholar, lawyer and author, Graham Strachan. The second is the transcript of a 1960's address by famous American Conspiracy scholar, the late Myron C. Fagan. It explains how the Millennium Summit and numerous other developments form part of Satan's age-old plan for world hegemony. Brethren who are familiar with the Message of William Branham, will see in this address much of the Prophet's understanding he could not speak plainly in His Messages.
This newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
God bless you Brethren . . . Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony
Undersea Ruins Point to Noah's Flood
EUROPE, September 14, 2000 -- THE remains of a Bronze Age village have been found more than 300ft below the Black Sea, offering the most compelling evidence yet for the Great Flood described in the Old Testament story of Noah. The Neolithic settlement 12 miles off the Turkish coast was found on Sunday by a team of scientists led by Robert Ballard. . .
Geological studies, including one by Dr Ballard last summer, have already uncovered strong evidence that such a flood did happen, when rising sea levels at the end of the Ice Age caused the Eastern Mediterranean to break through the natural dam of the Bosphorus and inundate the Black Sea. Full story: http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/2000/09/14/timfgneur02001.html http://www.nationalgeographic.com
What World Government?
Australia, September 11, 2000 -- Where was the declaration of world government widely predicted to take place at the UN Millennium Summit? It was there all right, though many people may not have recognised it. It was made in globospeak -- a speech code which will be resorted to increasingly from now on by the globalist 'elites' as they try to tighten their grip on the world.
Full story: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/what.htm
The Illuminati & Council on Foreign Relations
How and why the United Nations is the crux of the great conspiracy to destroy the sovereignty of the United States and enslave the American people within a U.N. one-world dictatorship is a complete and unknown mystery to the vast majority. The reason for this unawareness of the frightening danger to our country and to the entire free world is simple. The masterminds behind this great conspiracy have absolute control of all of our mass-communications media, especially television, the radio, the press, and Hollywood. We all know that our State Department, the Pentagon, and the White House have brazenly proclaimed that they have the right and the power to manage the news, to tell us not the truth but what they want us to believe. They have seized that power on orders from their masters of the great conspiracy and the objective is to brainwash the people into accepting the phoney peace bait to transform the United States into an enslaved unit of the United Nations' one-world government.
Full story: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/illuminati.htm
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Mary, an Open Window to Mystery of the Trinity
ROME (ZENIT) September 11, 2000 -- John Paul II will consecrate humanity of the new millennium to the Virgin Mary of Fatima on October 8. This event will be preceded by an international Marian-Mariological Congress. . . which will focus on the topic "Mary and the Mystery of the Trinity," . . . . An . . . attempt to promote a true and profound study of the Virgin Mary and her mission in the mystery of Christ and the Church, as Vatican Council II was to confirm later.
. . . we hope that both the Jubilee and this great Mariological Congress will open the hearts of all the faithful toward more intense devotion to Mary, expressing it, at the same time, in Trinitarian adoration of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Full story: http://www.zenit.org Romans 8:16-21
My Sheep Receive My Word
Jesus said, "Truly, anyone who enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but sneaks over the wall or some other way, must surely be a thief and a robber. But he who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep."
"The gatekeeper opens the gate for him; and the sheep hear his voice and come to him: he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. He walks ahead of them, and they follow him: for they recognise his voice. They won't follow a stranger but will run from him: for they don't recognize the voice of strangers."
Those who heard Jesus speak this parable didn't understood what he meant, so He explained to them in these words:
"Truly I am the Door to the sheep. All the so-called Messiahs that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the elect sheep paid no heed to them. I am the Door: those who enter by Me shall be saved, and will go in and out, and find green pasture. The purpose of the thief is to steal, kill, and destroy: My purpose is to give absolute fullness of life, exceedingly abundantly beyond measure."
"I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. A hired man will run when he sees a wolf coming, and will leave the sheep, for they are not his and he is not their shepherd: and the wolf leaps upon them, and scatters the flock. The hired man runs because he is hired and has no real concern for the sheep."
"I am the Good Shepherd, and know My Own sheep, and they know Me just as My Father knows Me, and I know the Father, and I lay down My life for the sheep. I have other sheep, too, which are not of this fold (the elect Gentiles): I must bring them also, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one flock (the Church made of both Israelites and Gentiles), and one Shepherd."
"The Father loves Me because I lay down My life that I might have it back again. No man can kill me without my consent. I lay down My life voluntarily. For I have authority to surrender it and also the right to take it again. The Father has given Me this authority."
When He had spoken these words the Judeans were divided among themselves. Some of them said, "He has a demon, or is crazy; why listen to Him?"
Others said, "These are not the words of a man possessed! Can a demon open the eyes of the blind" (John 10:1-21)?
The Message is plain. If you are one of God's elect, you will receive His Word. God's Word is His eternal thoughts expressed and if you are one of His thoughts expressed in its season (or a "seed" as we spoke last week), you are an Attribute of God. You are a part of God and eternal as God is eternal, and will recognize YOUR day and ITS Message, manifesting what His Word said you would be.
If you are one of His elect sheep, you can't fail to be a written epistle of YOUR part of the Word for THIS day.
The natural types the Spiritual. If you belong to your country or community you will live by the rules of that community or the laws of that land and prosper. If you are a stranger or foreigner, or one who dishonors the statutes, you will not be accepted by society, perhaps punished, or even put to death and thus annihilated from society.
Speaking of "seeds", our Lord Jesus spoke another parable, "A farmer was sowing grain in his fields. As he scattered the seed across the ground, some fell by a pathway, and the birds came and ate it. And some fell upon stony ground, where there was little depth of soil: the plants sprung up quickly in the shallow ground, but the hot sun scorched them, and they withered and died because they had so little root. Other seeds fell among thorns; and the thorns choked out the young blades. But some fell on good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirtyfold what he had planted."
Then Jesus said, "He who has Spiritual revelation or faith to hear, let him hear."
So you see, not everybody is one of His sheep. They may hear His Words but very, very, very few are able to understand what He is saying. They can read the letter but cannot receive the Spirit or intent of the Words and act them out in their lives (II Corinthians 3:6). But His sheep will hear His Voice, understand what He means, and follow Him.
Then His disciples enquired of Him, "Why do you speak to them (but NOT to us) in parables?"
Jesus explained, "Because it is given to you to see or understand the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is NOT given. For whosoever has faith or Spiritual revelation, to him will My Word be revealed, and he shall receive more in abundance: but from he who is without Spiritual understanding, even what little he has will be taken away" (Matthew 13:3-12).
Brother Branham said, "Jesus spoke in parables to thin out the crowds." Or to sift the elect believers from the make-believers and the un-believers.
So you see, we are not ALL His sheep. Plainly, the vast majority are NOT His sheep. They have no interest in hearing His voice and no desire to obey what It says. God does not love everybody and Jesus did not die for everybody. He died to redeem His Own -- sons of Adam foreknown as His sheep by laying down self will and intellectual ideas to receive and manifest the Word for their day.
Jesus did not say, "As many as love Me; but "as many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent!" (Revelation 3:19). Always and without exception, "love" is corrective. "If you are without chastisement when correction is required, it proves you are bastards, and not God's sons at all" (Hebrews 12:8).
God's love is "elective" love. The proof of His love is election in that no matter what happened, His love was proven truly by the fact His elect were chosen unto salvation. "Because God has chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the Truth" (II Thessalonians 2:13). He may commit you to death as He did Paul. He may commit you to suffering as He did Job. That is His prerogative. He is sovereign. But it is all with a purpose. If He did not have a purpose, then He would be the author of frustration and not of peace. His purpose is that after we have suffered awhile we would be made perfect, be established, strengthened and settled.
You see, ALL Scripture must be fulfilled. Jesus said, "I came not to destroy the Law or the prophets, but to fulfill. And every Word must be fulfilled" (Matthew 5:17-20). In the parable of the sower, Jesus explained that His Spiritually blind congregation were fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 6:9-10, spoken 800 years beforehand.
Jesus rebuked the Devil when He said, "Man shall not live by bread alone but by EVERY Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4). Jesus will rebuke you, and me too, if we choose to obey some Words and to ignore others (Revelation 22:18-19). While the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals, the saints only had PART-Word and Christ mediated for mistaken understandings caused by their ignorance of the fullness of the Word. However, since Christ opened the Seven Seals and finished their mystery in the days of the voice of William Branham, the seventh angel. He is no longer a Mediator. PART-Word is therefore "done away", and the soul that does not receive the fullness of the Word through the ministry of His end-time prophet shall be destroyed from among the elect, or cast into the Tribulation (Revelation 10:7; II Corinthians 13:10; Acts 3:23).
Isaiah foretold Israel's Spiritual blindness. They made themselves blind by REFUSING to see or receive God's understanding revealed through His vindicated prophets (Matthew 23:13-37). God does not change either His Word or His ways. Look how Israel's own cleverness apart from the faith of God's Word has sunk them into the cesspool and dung heap of Talmudic thought! Such filth that they stink in the sight of their fellow pagans, the Serpent's seed sons of Esau called "Jews", who imagine they have stolen back Jacob's birthright but are accursed of God! (Read Obadiah, Malachi 1:1-4, and all of the prophets).
Paul said, "Israel has not obtained that which he sought; but the election has obtained It, and the rest were blinded" (Romans 11:7). Are you blinded? Or are you God's elect?
Israel were blinded for a purpose. So that Christ could marry the Gentile Bride, making her His Queen and joint-heir over all things. Now that the once Christian world has rejected God's Word, it has surrendered and is coming under dominion to the natural and spiritual Serpent's seed. As Jesus foretold, "Materially rich, and increased with goods -- seemingly in need of nothing; not knowing that Spiritually they are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked".
Forty years ago Brother Branham warned of the spiritual consequences of wilful blindness to the revealed Word of God as pioneer conspiracy scholar, Myron Fagan, warned of the natural consequences. Disciples of William Branham will recognize many common points in Fagan's address of forty-years ago, "The Illuminati and The Council on Foreign Relations" which is an easily understood introduction to workings of the children of disobedience to establish the one world kingdom Satan offered Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:8-9). I encourage you to read it.
If you are a Son or Daughter of God, and your conscience tells you that you are in error, listen to that still, small voice. Humble yourself before God and repent whilst you can. Soon, very soon, it will be too late. Either your conscience will have been seared as with a hot iron, and hardened so you that you will not want to repent, or the time of repentance will be past. That's a test that will show whether your name is still on the Book of Life, or if you are in the election: one of His sheep.
The world, not the saints, but the world, is in Laodicea. Jesus' Message to the Philadelphian Age was, "Return to the Word you have heard and received. Hold fast to It. Repent, and turn to Me again. Unless you do so, I will come suddenly and unexpectedly as a thief, and punish you" (Revelation 3:3). He came as a thief after the close of the Laodicean Church Age. The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in WORD form (I Corinthians 13:10). The world is blind and cannot see the unexpected manner of His return. But "every eye" of the elect has seen Him (Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7)!
Notice that between the pouring out of the Sixth and the Seventh Vials, what little Holy Spirit there might have been in the superstitions and traditions of Romanism, dried up, and could no longer defend her empire from the openly pagan barbarians. Her daughter churches too, abandoned the Word as their defence, reunited themselves with the "mother" church, imagining somehow there is "strength in numbers" (Isaiah 8:9-14).
Read the warning, and the result of their apostacy. "I will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and remains sanctified, lest he walk naked of the blood, and ashamed. And He gathered all the armies of the world to a place called in Hebrew, Armageddon" (Revelation 16:15-16).
This answers to the parable of the Sower, as Jesus expounds: "He who received the Seed that fell by the pathway is one who hears but doesn't comprehend the Word of the kingdom, so Satan comes and snatches away the Seed from his heart. He who received the Seed into shallow, stony soil types the man who hears and receives the Message with joy; but with no depth of character, the Seeds get no depth of root, and eventually when trouble or persecution arise because of the Word, he is offended and apostatizes. The ground covered with thorns types the man who hears the Message, but the love of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke out God's Word, and he becomes unfruitful. But the good ground types the man who hears and understands the Message, and brings thirty, sixty, or even a hundred others into the kingdom."
Here is another type, "The kingdom of heaven is like a farmer who sowed good seed in his field: but one night as he slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. And when the crop sprung up, the tares grew also."
The farmer's men came and told him, "Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? the field is full of tares." He replied, "An enemy has done this."
They asked, "Shall we pull out the tares?"
"No," he replied, "Lest while you gather up the tares, you root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 'Gather together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn'" (Matthew 13:18-30).
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house. His disciples asked Him to explain the parable of the Tares. He said, "I am the farmer who sows the good seed. The field is the world, and the good seed types the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one. The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the dispensations; and the reapers are the angels (or seven portions of the Spirit that anointed the seven Church Age Messengers)."
"As tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. I will send forth the fullness of the Spirit, and It shall gather out of My kingdom all that offend, and do iniquity; and cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear" (Matthew 13:36-43).
Every Church Age Message was broadcast to the churches plural. One was Spiritual, the elect: Christ's sheep to whom the Message gave Life eternal in a new birth. The other was the nominal and carnal church to whom the Message was a rebuke, even DEATH.
At the end of each Church Age God anointed a man, an angel like Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Luther, Wesley, and Branham, with a portion of His sevenfold Spirit to quicken a portion of His Word. That revelation brought the new birth to the elect of their Age. At the end of the Laodicean Age, Christ opened the Seven Seals and anointed His prophet, William Branham, with the fullness of the Spirit for his "Elijah" ministry which restored the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints and finished the mystery of God to separate His end-time Bride from the World unto the Word, and EVERY One, in preparation for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
Since the opening of the Seven Seals in 1963, the "angels", gathered up into the fullness of the Spirit, have been gathering together the thorns and briers ready for the burning. The Holy Spirit falls on the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45; Hebrews 6:7-8) and we see It is first gathering the unjust to Armageddon. How? The "kings of the East" who in 1948 stole the Land of Palestine from the Hebrew peoples whom they impersonate; they rule America and the rest of the world through their wicked United Nations, an idea condemned at the Tower of Babel and accursed of God. By the United Nations they are gathering all nations into their New World Order, showing that the Gentiles have rejected the Word, and God has blinded their minds, sending them insane. But that is Babylon of the natural realm.
The Holy Spirit is also falling upon the unjust in the spiritual realm, gathering the tares or seed of discrepancy -- denominational interpretations that add to or take from the faith, Roman creed and dogma, sown among wheat Seed of the pure Word of God. Tares or darnel look just like wheat, but when you eat them they cause hallucinations -- making one actually believe they are a Christian when they are not. This is why the angels or fullness of the Spirit on Brother Branham's Message is Christ, calling the wise and foolish virgin out of spiritual Babylon (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4). And gathering the thorns and briers into the World Council of Churches, the Charismatic Renewal (so-called), Ecumenism, Fatima, etc., etc., ready for the burning.
Notice Jesus said, "First gather together the tares." The false church is gathered before Christ's Bride. Our gathering is unto Christ, the Word (II Thessalonians 2:1). Then we go to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the sky. They go into the tribulation then to Armageddon, and to the burning (Malachi 4:1-3; Matthew 3:12; Revelation 20:5; 10-15).
Brethren, Christianity is no "do-it-yourself" religion. If we can "do It ourselves," Jesus Christ died in vain. We do It by the Holy Spirit or we don't "do It" at all. And the Holy Spirit ordained five different gifts in the Church through which He works to bring those who are already born-again to maturity so that they can edify their fellow saints and sow the Seed or Message of the hour for "good ground" not already sown. Those five gifts are the offices of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher.
If you are one of His sheep you will receive His Word. Rather than reinvent the wheel and "do It yourself", you will search out a Christian pastor, sit under his ministry, and support him with your tithes. The tithe is ten percent of your increase or surplus after deducting the cost of earning. The tithe is God's, and not yours to spend of as you choose. It is not to be given to the widow woman down the street but given to the storehouse where you receive your Spiritual Food. In other words, to your own pastor. Read Malachi 3:8-12.
Jesus Christ is the Door to the sheepfold, and He is the Word. The only way into the kingdom or sheepfold is by the Word. The PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW.
Romans 8:27-33, "All things work together for good to them who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." In other words, His elect.
Many are called but few are chosen. God is only redeeming His Own thoughts or Word. If your life or my life is not the manifestation of His Word for THIS day, we may be "saved", but we are not the elect of God and are potentially lost! If we are not in Adam's race, and the majority of the world's population is not, then we are did not come from God and cannot go back to God.
"Those whom He foreknew, He predestinated to be conformed to the (Word-) image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren." Jesus was that corn of wheat Who fell into the ground in order to multiply Himself, the Word -- and EVERY One -- in His family.
"Moreover, those whom He did predestinate, He also called: and those whom He has called, He has also justified: and whom he has justified, He has also glorified." Therefore Jesus could declare from the Cross, "It is finished". But we each had to come into time-space to make our own decision as to what we will do with His Word in our season. The majority simply write themselves off the Book of Life showing that, unlike Jesus, they did not come from God in the first place. And they will never return because "to redeem" is to buy back, and neither God nor you, nor I, can buy back what was not ours in the first place.
"What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He Who spared not His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" As joint heirs with Christ we were always a part of the Word. We paid for our sins in Him when He died on Calvary, were taken from His side in the form of the Holy Spirit, and redeemed in Christ.
What of those who are NOT His sheep? Those who hear not His Word, or worse, who hear and reject It? That's the unpardonable sin. They are lost (John 3:18; Hebrews 6:4-6).
On the other hand, "Who shall accuse the elect before God Who has chosen us as His Own? It is God who has declared us just."
"My sheep receive My Word. They all share the common understanding, which is the mind of Christ, and will not follow a stranger." Are YOU one of His sheep, His mind, His Word? Or are you an independent spirit prepared to "take your chances" with a mind of your own? nl136.htm
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Brother Anthony Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister. He has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in various countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to minister in your church.
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