Bible Believers' Newsletter #150
"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.
God is only writing epistles in those whose lives are expressing the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW. The PRESENT Truth will set you FREE. Impersonating the Word for a day gone by, although It is God's Word, can imprison your soul in chains of darkness. Consider this as you read.
A special greeting to our new subscribers and 'net surfers on vacation, I hope you will make this your home in cyberspace. Please feel welcome to write with any questions or suggestions. 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.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Russia wants to Include Iran in New Alliance
Moscow, December 17,2000 -- Russia wants to include Iran in a new alliance . . to include other friends of Moscow such as China and India and develop a security regime that would extend from Europe through the Middle East to the Sea of Japan. . . The goal, officials said, would be to counter NATO's growing influence. Full story: http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2000/december/headline12_17_10.html
US Monitors New Iraqi Troop Movement
Baghdad, December 20, 2000 -- U.S. intelligence sources have confirmed reports that Iraqi troops have again moved west toward the Syrian border. They said more than a division appears to be deploying with several hundred tanks but without air power. The sources said the Iraqi deployment demonstrates the eagerness of President Saddam Hussein for an Arab war against Israel.
Full story: http://www.voa.gov/newsnow/ http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2000/december/headline12_20_10.html
Gold Price Manipulation?
Boston, December 8, 2000 -- Lawyers for the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) have filed suit against five investment houses, an international bank, and top officials of the U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Board for "conspiring" to suppress the price of gold.
The suit alleges Chase, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Citibank and Goldman Sachs as well as U.S. officials and the Bank for International Settlements "have been at the center of a scheme with central banks" and investment firms "to coordinate the sale of gold and gold derivatives to keep the price of gold low and thereby disguise inflation and weakness in the U.S. dollar."
Full story: http://www.goldensextant.com/Complaint.html#anchor3130 http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_dougherty/20001216_xnjdo_gold_price.shtml
CFR and US Elections
Researchers for US presidential candidate Senator Lyndon LaRouche, claim the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) had already determined the outcome of the US election . . . earlier this year they had an eight-hour simulated war-game for a global financial melt-down, in which, the very first element was that when it occurred, there would be a coup against the US President, and then the CFR basically would take control. That's what they have in mind. (EIR, Australian Alert Service, Vol. 2 No. 43, November 2, 2000. http://www.cecaust.com.au ).
Israeli and Palestinian Officials Meeting in Rome
Rome, December 18, 2000 -- Itzhak Herzog, Cabinet secretary of the Israeli government, and Nabeel Amr, Palestinian minister for relations with the Authority's Parliament, will lead an informal meeting here on the theme "A Common Destiny."
From Sunday to Thursday, the three monotheistic religions are reflecting on conditions for the possibility of forgiveness. The participants are religious and political leaders and intellectuals, representing the entire Mediterranean basin. Among the religious representatives is Israeli politician David Rosen, director of the Anti-Defamation League.
Full story: http://www.zenit.org/english/archive/0012/ZE001218.htm#1563
Hints at Mosque Destruction by Earthquake
Jerusalem Post December 20, 2000 -- Israelis and Palestinians are very close to reaching a final peace agreement, Faisal Husseini, in charge of Jerusalem affairs for the PLO said.
Husseini said the Palestinians must have complete sovereignty over Judaism's holiest site. He suggested calling the agreement "sovereignty but" -- no archeological excavations and no changes. Saying that another earthquake can be expected at the site any year now, Husseini asked, "What would happen if the mosque were destroyed and Israel was still the sovereign power? If Israel agreed to let us rebuild the mosque, there would be a civil war within Israel. If she did not, there would be a religious war between Moslems and Jews."
Full story: http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2000/12/20/News/News.17683.html
Racial and Religious Tolerance
Victorian Premier and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Steve Bracks, said making racism a criminal offence was an option for a bill expected to be introduced early next year.
Comment: Why is a crime based on "racial hatred" worse than one not so qualified? Australia's artificial and unnatural racial diversity is the dupe employed to eliminate "Truth" as proof of innocence and the concept of "innocent until proven guilty". Racial vilification laws are already being broken to target the white race; and because they will be subservient, everyone not of the master race who invented Communism and Nazism, planned and executed two World Wars . . . no, not Adolf Hitler, or Germany . . . financing both sides and is now fomenting World War III between the political Zionists and Islam.
Hate crime legislation is thought control organized by the propagators of hatred and intolerance. The purpose of such legislation has nothing do with racial or religious tolerance and everything to do with granting absolute power to one intolerant racial and religious group who despise all others.
This bill is directed against ALL Australian citizens by thugs who always work under a different name and in a different occupation and who propagated the national "Sorry Day", "Reconciliation" and multiculturalism, to divide and conquor the nation, especially the Australian Aborigines, so that its natural wealth can be raped -- tax and royalty-free. Their stated aim, completing Satan's first attack in the garden where the Serpent seduced Eve, is to eliminate the white race by miscegenation.
Australia's immigration policy was devised with the clear intention of destroying our nominally Christian Anglo-Saxon-Celtic heritage, and implemented by the undemocratic bipartisan vote of political parties controlled by these thugs who direct national thinking through their monopoly of education and the media; run the Aboriginal and holocaust industries, and much else that cannot be mentioned without being denounced as "racist" etc.; "Insider" George Orwell really knew his stuff when he wrote "1984". You should read it.
This Racial and Religious Tolerance Paper can be accessed online at http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au
Preaching to Souls Imprisoned Now
The Gentile dispensation is typed by the Pentecostal Feast of Leviticus 23 which covered fifty days. The first six days overlaid the last six days of the Week of Unleavened Bread and represent the original Church of Pentecost which received the one unchanging faith, free from leaven which represents unbelief in the revealed Word of God, or sin.
The apostolic saints did not leaven the Word by adding a Trinity of gods. They knew God is One Person with three major Offices, Titles or dispensation claims of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. And they baptized in His compound redemptive Name: Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38-39).
Seven sabbaths followed the first day typing the seven Church Ages wherein the saints "found rest to their souls" by seven different baptisms of the Holy Ghost as "God added line upon line, precept upon precept, Word upon Word" while the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals, forming the distinct divisions of the PART-Word Body (Matthew 11:28-29; Isaiah 28:8-14; Revelation 1-3).
Forty-nine days were fulfilled when the Laodicean Church Age ended. The saints who made up the PART-Word divisions of the Body were redeemed by manifested faith in the Word revealed for their Age, and Christ's intercession for their ignorance of the mysteries hidden under the Seven Seals. When the last saint predestinated to the PART-Word divisions of the Body was redeemed at the close of Laodicea, Christ's Office of Lamb, Son of God or Advocate (Greek "Parakletos"), pleading before God in behalf of the saints' ignorance of the full Word, was fulfilled, and those elect, born dead in sin and trespasses, had all heard the Voice of the Son of God and were reborn with eternal Life (John 5:25-26; 10:1-5).
Jesus then took the Office of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Son of God and Judge (John 5:27). He claimed the Book, tore open the Seven Seals and expounded the Old Testament symbols of the Book of Revelation. Since the Seven Seals have been revealed, we now have the fullness of the revealed Word which is Christ Himself, in Word form, not the glorified flesh of Jesus, but "Light" on the Word (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:22-28).
Jesus told us not to look for a Man. His second Coming is a "parousia" Coming -- His Presence with us in the fullness of His Word -- not the physical or "erchomai" Coming of the glorified Man when He comes with the glorified saints of all Ages, after the destruction of all life on earth (Malachi 4:1-3; Matthew 3:12; Revelation 19:20; 20:5, 10).
The sign of Christ's "parousia" was the Cloud prophesied in Daniel 7:1; Matthew 24:3; Acts 1:9-11 and Revelation 1:7 foreseen by Brother Branham in a vision on the morning of December 22, 1962. It manifested on February 28, 1963, not a natural atmospheric cloud but the Supernatural Shekinah that led Israel across the desert, that appeared to the Israelitish high priest in the Holy of Holies on the day of Atonement, to John in the form of a dove, and blinded Paul on the Damascus road. (Matthew 24:30 speaks of this Sign as It will be seen by the 144,000).
We live in the days of Christ's second or "parousia" Coming. The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Him back to Earth in WORD form. Christ has been here since March, 1963, and He is present with us today.
The nine distinct divisions of the Body of Christ are born by nine baptisms with the Holy Spirit distinguished by different measures of faith. The revelation that baptized the saints into the Body in one Age could not give the new birth in succeeding dispensations. Denominations may preach until Kingdom come but they can NEVER produce a Christian, because PART-Word and Mediation which gave the baptism with the Holy Ghost in previous Ages will not work today (I Corinthians 13:10). Since have the fullness of the Word, there is NO Mediator between God and man to intercede for man's ignorance of the fullness.
The elect of God cannot be deceived on the revealed Word. The revelation of the Seven Seals unveiled the fullness of the Word, and the Holy Spirit is now guiding us into that fullness.
Every new dispensation preached or testified to souls not born-again by the Word of the previous dispensation, but psychologically, therefore spiritually imprisoned by traditions organized around past Moves of the Spirit. One who rejects the PRESENT truth rejects the Spirit and is without hope in this world or in the world to come (Matthew 12:32). These souls are imprisoned now.
During his lifetime I doubt the mystery of God was understood by anyone other than the Prophet himself. It was not until about 1977, twelve years after his death, that his Message began to unfold to those born-again since the opening of the Seals. Their new-found revelation caused a division because the Laodicean saints could not enter into the fullness of this revelation which was not sent for their part of the Body.
Scripture said that "in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel the mystery of God should be finished " (Revelation 10:7). Brother Branham was the seventh angel and is long dead but his Voice yet speaks. The mystery is still unfolding to us. Jesus Christ is the mystery of God. The fullness of God's nature and character were poured (Greek "kenos") into Christ, and all Christ was He poured into His Church. Here a little and there a little, but in these last days the revelation of the Seals is pouring or incarnating the fullness into His end-time Bride.
The mystery of God is not the Words of Brother Branham but their manifestation in a Life under pre-eminence. The Token or evidence of the new birth today is the Life of Christ on display. The revelation of the mystery is becoming substance as our lives conform to the image of the Son, under pre-eminence to the His Words, as He came under pre-eminence to the Words of the Father (John 5:19). We will do the very works of Christ and more, in the manifestation of the Sons of God, glorifying our Husband, completing and uniting with the earlier members of His Body in the first resurrection.
Speaking under the anointing, Moses said, "The Lord your God will raise up among you a Prophet like me . . . and whoever will not hear Him will be cut off from among the people" (Deuteronomy 18:15-19). That Prophet was our Lord Jesus Christ. Peter quoted the same Scripture under the anointing, referring to Brother Branham's ministry of restoration Jesus foretold and which revealed Him the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Luke 17:28-30; Revelation 10:7).
"Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the Presence of the Lord; and (after these times or Church Ages) He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. (That's the fullness of the Word: Christ in WORD form. And as God's Word comes only to a prophet, this ministry of restoration came through the prophet William Branham. The substance of the Word will manifest physically in the Millennium). For Moses truly said to the fathers, 'A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him shall you hear in all things whatsoever He shall say'. And it shall come to pass, that every soul who will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people" (Acts 3:19-23).
That "prophet" was Jesus Christ. He foretold the restoration ministry of the prophet William Branham. Just a few more circuits around the Sun, and all those who will not hear the Voice of the seventh angel will be cast into the tribulation.
As the religious systems found fault, rejected and crucified the Word made flesh, today's religious systems put HIm without the camp when He returned in Word form, and are crucifying to themselves the Son of God (Holy Spirit) afresh.
God gave man a sign in the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ in Whom God and man became one. In these last days God manifest the fullness of His nature and character behind the flesh of a sinner saved by grace, born the second time by the virgin Word of God. As Jesus was the firstfruit of the Old Testament saints who slept, Brother Branham was the firstfruit under pre-eminence to the fullness of the Word at Christ's "parousia" (I Corinthians 15:23). As the firstfruit, He set the pattern for the end-time Bride, coming into agreement with God without a Mediator through pre-eminence, like Jesus. With the Token on display we will express the fullness of His nature and character and manifest the Sons of God.
When Abraham's promised Seed began His ministry He performed the same sign as His Father when He was veiled Himself behind that created Man Who discerned the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah's hearts (Genesis 18:1-22; John 4:1-26; Hebrews 4:12). When Abraham's natural seed, witnessed this Sign they rejected It, blasphemed, and their names came off the Book of Life. Abraham's Spiritual seed is the offspring of the risen Word and recognize the same sign in the ministry of William Branham, revealing Abraham's Royal Seed the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 4:12). Today, the natural church seed has rejected It again, becoming souls imprisoned now. It was not the man William Branham who performed that sign, but God veiled behind his flesh revealing Jesus, "as it was in the days of Lot".
This resurrection sign has returned just before the destruction of our Gentile civilization as it appeared before the destruction of the Gentile civilizations of Sodom and the cities on the plain, proving that the Royal Seed is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. As He conquered death, hell and the grave, the Church Age saints will resurrect and His end-time Bride will change in the atoms because His Life is in us in perfection. He Who is perfect said, "If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done" (John 15:7). Under pre-eminence to the Word we will only be asking for what we are.
The "Third Pull" or spoken Word is in the Bride. It will manifest in the fullness of its power when the denominations persecute Her. There is coming a time in America where Church and State will unite to form an image unto the Roman beast (Revelation 13). This will unleash a world-wide persecution against the true believers. Then the folly of the make-believers and un-believers who have a form of godliness but deny the revelation will be manifest.
When Jesus came to His home town of Nazareth, He went into the synagogue on the sabbath day. Standing up to read He was given the book of Isaiah and turning to chapter 61, He read, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. He closed the Book, gave it back to the minister and sat down saying, 'This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears'" (Luke 4:16-20).
Had he continued He would have read, "To proclaim the day of vengeance of our God" but this did not constitute any part of His first Coming ministry. This was to be fulfilled in the time of His second or "parousia" Coming through the ministry of Brother Branham. (While verse three and the remainder of verse two pertain to the ministry of two prophets who will shortly introduce His "parousia" to Israel).
Brother Branham's ministry was prophesied in Malachi 4:5-6, "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet (to proclaim the day of vengeance) before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: and he shall turn the heart of the (apostolic) fathers to the children (predestinated to be born of His Spirit. This was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost about four years after John's death as a result of him introducing Messiah), and turn the heart of the children (back) to their (apostolic) fathers, (by calling them out of mystery Babylon and her once Protestant daughter churches into the unity of the faith in this day for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation) lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
"Except those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved (for the translation): but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened" (Matthew 24:22). We live in that time now. The "shortening of days" is the rapture or "silence in heaven the space of half an hour" (Revelation 8:1) where the end-time Bride comes under pre-eminence to the Word by the "Shout" and "Voice" and her days are shortened by the first resurrection and the translation following the "Trump".
After every dispensation change the new Message is preached as a witness against souls who rejected its trumpet of Atonement and chose to be imprisoned in institutional religion and traditions organized around previous Moves of the Spirit, making the PRESENT Truth of no effect to them.
Before His crucifixion Jesus preached to such religious prisoners. Matthew 23:27-33. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build monuments to the prophets killed by your fathers, and lay flowers on the graves of the righteous men they destroyed, saying,' If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have killed the prophets'. Wherefore you witness against yourselves, that you are the sons of those who killed the prophets, filling up the full measure of their evil.
You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell? (when you know the Bible foretells that the so-called Christian ministry would do precisely what the self-styled "Jews" did with Babylonian paganism when they usurped the Levitical priesthood).
(Of the Babylonian ministry in the New Testament churches, Jesus says), I will send you prophets, and wise men, and inspired writers: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall you scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you slew between the temple and the altar. Truly I say, all these things shall come upon this generation."
The word "generation" refers to race. The kindred successors of a genealogy perversely alike in endowments, pursuits, and bad character. Satan has a plan, and spirits don't die, they just move from a father to his sons. And because we take the nature of our parents we must be born again. Jesus traces the genealogy of those he was addressing in verses 33 to 35, to Cain, and accuses them of the deaths of all the martyrs of the Hebrew Old Testament (which began with Genesis and ended with II Chronicles).
As religious people like Cain and the Pharisees were without faith and killed all of the Old Testament martyrs because they had the faith, Jesus says men of their nature and race will kill the New Testament martyrs. He confirms this in Revelation 17:6 where he indicts the Roman Catholic church for "the blood of the martyrs of Jesus", and in Revelation 18:21 where he indicts the self-styled "Jews" and their Hollywood Babylon for the "blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth." The same Devil that persecuted Christ is in those two Babylons today; spiritual Serpent's seed and physical Serpent's seed repeating the sins of their fathers because they are not the sons of God and their souls are robed with darkness.
Brother Branham preached to souls imprisoned now, "proclaiming the day of vengeance of our God" and warning them to come out of Babylon and her (once) Protestant daughters and be filled with the Spirit (Revelation 3:17-20; 18:1-6). He instructed Christians not to watch the mind-manipulating filth vomited out of Hollywood's Babylon into movie theatres and living rooms around the world.
The Holy Spirit ministered for three and a half years in John the Baptist and in Abraham's Royal Seed, Jesus Christ, confirming His Covenant with Abraham. Then Messiah was cut off, sealing the Covenant in His own blood to atone for the sins of Adam's race (Daniel 9:26-27). His body went to the grave but His soul descended to the place of the departed and preached to souls imprisoned by chains of unbelief pending the Judgment (I Peter 1:18-20; Jude 6). Their fate was confirmed three days later, when He re-entered and raised His Body in glorified form.
For forty years after Calvary, the Voice of Jesus preached to souls imprisoned by Jerusalem's perverted temple worship and the Satanic traditions of her Babylonian priesthood, warning them to flee to the House of God not made with human hands and escape the wrath to come (Matthew 24:15-21). The nation failed to repent and God sent Titus to destroy the city with its man-made temple.
For almost forty years since revelation of the Seven Seals ended the Church Ages of PART-Word, Brother Branham's voice has preached to souls imprisoned by the perverted worship of Rome and the Babylonian traditions of her (once) Protestant daughter churches. He indicted that generation of Christ-rejectors for crucifying unto themselves the Son of God afresh.
Three years later, taking Isaiah 61:1-2 for his text, he read "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the day of vengeance of our God". Then he proclaimed, "This day THIS Scripture is fulfilled before your eyes."
Brother Branham was the angel of Revelation 22:1-21 who said, "Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this Book (which is his Message and Christ, the fullness of the Word): for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still (Revelation 1:1; 22:16) . . . Blessed are they that do His commandments (His elect), that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the City. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie . . . For I testify unto every man that hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book (and he will have to appeal at the White Throne Judgment): and if any man shall take away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. . ." He will be LOST! This warning is identical with those in Malachi 4:6 and Acts 3:23 because it speaks of the ministry of the final Word prophet to the Gentiles.
As the Hebrew world with the Law of Moses reached its climax when the Word was revealed and crucified the first time, the Gentile world of PART-Word and Mediation reached its climax in 1963 and redemption ended when the Seven Seals revealed the Word for the second crucifixion.
Christ's end-time Bride is currently testifying or preaching to a lost and damned world who know no place of mercy, as Christ is no longer a Mediator for the imperfections of PART-Word. They seek a Mercy Seat that was done away along with Christ's Mediation for PART-Word at the opening of the Seven Seals. Today it is the Judgment Seat and the only place of mercy is in the fullness of the Word. Those who reject that will be adding to or taking from "the true sayings of God" which is "the sayings of the prophecy of this Book" or Message of William Branham. They can not be restored to the apostolic faith but are souls imprisoned now.
We are preaching to souls imprisoned now. Jesus said this would be a difficult ministry (Revelation 10:8-11). As we learnt in previous Newsletters, redemption ended in 1963 when the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born again. The end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites were redeemed in Christ on Calvary, and because we are predestinated to be born by the fullness of the Word, we do not require a Mediator. Denominational people continue as it was in the days of Noah, marrying and giving in marriage, building, etc., not realizing the Bridegroom has come.
When the tribulation starts, the non-elect will say, "There was supposed to be a rapture first. What happened?" But the rapture is the threefold process of a Shout, Voice and Trump that began with the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 when Christ came as a thief.
Just as we must experience all three stages of grace -- justification, sanctification, and the baptism with the Holy Ghost in order to be born-again, we must partake all three stages of the "rapture" to be in the translation of the living saints.
Christ has been preaching through His Bride to souls in prison for almost thirty-eight years now (Revelation 10:8-11). He came as a thief. The churches have continued preaching their false salvation messages as if God has done nothing. Soon He will steal away His waiting, and the world will know nothing about it.
Look at the Israelites: blind after 2,000 years and the fulfillment of all all messianic prophecies that stated how and when Messiah should come, and what He would do. But God has blinded them and permitted their souls to be imprisoned by their Babylonian priesthood until the Gentile dispensation is over.
Look at the Roman Catholics: 500 years have passed since God sent Martin Luther and they haven't yet received his Message. The Anglicans, Presbyterians and Lutherans have been imprisoned by their creeds for 250 years because they received not John Wesley's Message. Almost 100 years ago, the Methodists and Baptists rejected the Pentecostal Message and became imprisoned by Roman Catholic dogma from Babylon. And when the Word returned, the Pentecostals marked the apostacy of the whole world church system by putting Him outside their camp, and became souls imprisoned now (Revelation 3:17-20).
It would be no exaggeration to suggest that the majority of those in Message circles, not born-again, are imprisoned by their man-made interpretations of the Message. Having the Letter without the Spirit.
Jesus said that the social conditions in the days of His "parousia" Coming would replicate the days of Noah with miscegenation between the races of Cain and Adam. Men applaud this sin today, calling it multiculturalism. In those days as now, men took any woman they chose to satisfy their lust like the shameless immorality of the public life of President Clinton, and barely anyone blinked.
Although Noah preached for 120 years, life continued as usual and sin abounded. And today God sent another prophet, vindicating him among us by the same signs that vindicated the Ministry of Jesus, only more abundantly. Yet life continues as if no prophet had been, and sin abounds. Nonetheless the Message is received with joy by one in the field, and one at the mill, one here and one over there who hear and are caught up in the revelation, which is the earnest of the resurrection (Ephesians 1:14). Souls who heard and rejected the Message are imprisoned now (John 3:18; Acts 3:23; Revelation 21:8; 22:18-19).
The natural types the spiritual. ABC radio said this week that the USA is spending more money building prisons than it spends to build schools. Per capita, America has more souls imprisoned naturally that any other nation with more than one out of every fifty people either incarcerated, on probation or parole (Bureau of Justice Statistics). Far more than Red China, and with a reputation for brutality rivalling its Soviet predecessor. The home of the brave and the land of the free has rejected Christ in the evening Light and is accursed of God (Malachi 4:6).
Jesus said, "Truly, He who believes on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to My Father" (John 14:12). "As My Father has sent Me, even so send I you" (John 20:21). The Father sent Him to preach to those who had hope. Then to present the same Message to the living who had no hope. Spiritually they were dead while they were alive (II Timothy 5:6).
Hebrews 6:4-8, "For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame. For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft upon it, and brings forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receives blessing from God: But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned."
We live in the fiftieth day of the Pentecostal Feast, the day when the fullness of the Word has been unveiled and the forty-nine days of PART-Word have been done away. All seven Church Ages have ended as dispensations of God's grace. Beyond the our day lies the great and dreadful day of the Lord, the day of vengeance of our God.
As Enoch was plucked from the seventh generation from the first Adam and translated without death because he was in agreement with the Word, Christ's end-time Bride has been snatched as a brand from Laodicea, the seventh generation from the last Adam. And by revelation of the "Shout" and "Voice" of I Thessalonians 4:16, we have the same testimony as Enoch.
As Enoch prophesied, the Lord has come with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him (Jude 14-15; Isaiah 61:2; Acts 3:23; Revelation 22:9-11; 19:17). This is the ministry of the Voice of the seventh angel and the Bride today, "The Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come'. And let him that hears say, 'Come'. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of Life freely. For I testify unto every man that hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book, If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this Book: and if any man shall take away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the Book of life, and out of the holy City, and from the things which are written in this Book" (Revelation 10:8-11; 22:17-19). nl150.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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