Bible Believers' Newsletter #152
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
We wish you a healthy, happy, prosperous and Christian New Year, looking forward to your continued fellowship on the web and via e-mail.
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Your brother-in-Christ . . . Anthony
Israelis Fear War Plot by Far Right
Tel Aviv (Sunday Times) December 31, 2000 -- Israeli security services have launched an undercover operation to infiltrate groups of Jewish zealots feared to be planning to blow up the contested Haram al-Sharif, or Temple Mount.
The infiltration of fanatical Jewish groups has been ordered by Avraham Dichter, the head of Shin Bet. "If the mosque is attacked, then God help us all," said one Shin Bet source. "Millions of Muslims from Indonesia to Iran will march on Jerusalem to fight their jihad . . . Israeli security sources said several messianic Jewish groups have been carrying out the sacrificial slaughter of animals and other specific rituals in advance of what they proclaim will be the "re-establishment of the Third Holy Temple".
Two months ago police turned back members of the Land of Israel Faithful Movement as they attempted to enter the Dome of the Rock to anoint the cornerstone of a Third Temple. (See Newsletter #151 Hidden Hand of the "Temple Mount Faithful").
Security forces say there are probably only about 1,000 messianic zealots bent on wrecking the chances of peace, with a hard core of just 50. The extremists are said to believe a religious world war would lead to the final redemption of the Jews and of the Land of Israel. Full story: http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2000/12/31/stifgnmid01001.html
Vatican Signs Agreement for Euro Use in 2002
Rome (Reuters) December 29, 2000 -- The Vatican signed an agreement with Italy Friday paving the way for the tiny Roman Catholic city-state to start using euros in 2002 in conjunction with Italy. "The convention established the right of the Vatican to use the euro as its own official money,"
Vatican chief spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said. "The Vatican will follow the same calendar as the Italian Republic for the introduction of bank notes and euro coins." The agreement was signed by Papal foreign minister Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran and his Italian counterpart Lamberto Dini. ... a profile of Pope John Paul II seems likely to appear on the first Vatican euros circulated from January 1, 2002.
Full story: http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/reuters20001229_746.html
Irish Saint Predicts New Pope and End of World
Rome January 1, 2001 -- Bishop Malachy O'Morgair had a vision on a pilgrimage to Rome in 1139 which prophesied that the successor to the current pontiff, John Paul II, would be the second last to reign before the world ends (he is also) credited with foreseeing major events including the rise of the Beatles and the assassination of John F. Kennedy . . .
Adherents say the prophecy is moving into its final phases, triggered by plans by John Paul to prepare for his successor. He will appoint 25 new cardinals as early as next month, bringing the number of "red hats" to 120 -- the number required to elect a successor to the 80-year-old Pope, who has Parkinson's disease and may be forced to step aside.
Each pope identified in the prophecy had a mystical title, with the 110th described as De Labore Solis -- "from the Labour of the Sun" -- and is taken by many to allude to the fact that John Paul II is the son of a labourer, or a reference to his globe-circling missions, or even that he was born on a total eclipse.
John Paul II's successor was described by Malachy as Gloria Olivae, The Glory of the Olive. . . some who believe in the prophecy relate it to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem . . . He presented his vision to Pope Innocent II, but the prophecy was suppressed or forgotten and was first published in Venice in 1595.
Full story: http://www.smh.com.au/news/0101/03/pageone/pageone4.html
London (Daily Telegraph) November 29, 2000 -- The Church of England gave its blessing to "Rev. Peter Stone", who recently returned to his church as the "Rev. Carol Stone", wearing a navy pencil skirt, floral scarf, and black court shoes. All but four members of the congregation welcomed their priest back as a woman.
India's Beauties Caught in Battle of the Puritans
Delhi (Sunday Times) December 31, 2000 -- When Priyanka Chopra, the recently crowned Miss World, returned to her home town in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh earlier this month, she could have expected a hero's welcome.
Instead, the 18-year-old was treated more like an outcast. . . Chopra's treatment symbolises the attitude of the ruling Hindu nationalists in the country's most populous state, who have banned pageants in a puritanical drive also directed against other "decadent western institutions" such as St Valentine's Day, tight jeans, foreign television programmes, honeymoons and birthday cakes. . . a Hindu group, also wants to stop this week's New Year celebrations and has threatened to cut off electricity supplies to "check this degeneration, where indecently clad boys and girls are encouraged to drink, dance and sing all night".
Comment: It seems that the pagan Hindu is more zealous for Bible sanctification in some aspects than is the apostate (once) Christian church.
Full story: http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2000/12/31/stifgnfar02001.html
Nothing but the Truth
I think it appropriate that we commence this New Year thanking God for William Branham (1909-1965) through whom He revealed Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever, by discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart -- "as it was in the days of Lot". This was the last sign Jesus promised we Gentiles before the end of our dispensation (Luke 17:28-30).
God commanded Him, "Do the work of an evangelist: preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables" (II Timothy 4:2-4). When that apostacy came to pass in 1963, Brother Branham received his anointing for the prophetic Elijah ministry (Malachi 4:5-6).
Like all ministers, Brother Branham was a fisher of men. Likening himself to a fly fisherman, he said that his ministry consisted of three phases or "pulls". He was fishing only for rainbow trout, a type of God's elect under the Covenant. He cast the lure, pulling it slowly to attract the attention of the tiny fish; when they nibbled he pulled it so as to scatter them, attracting the larger fish. When they nibbled, he again pulled the line because they are also too small. But when the rainbow trout struck, he set his hook for the catch.
Brother Branham's first pull was a Supernatural sign that appeared in his hand when he held the hand of a penetant seeking healing from the Lord. By this sign God revealed their ailment to them through His prophet, confirming the twofold atonement. "Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, and by His stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5).
After God had healed the man at the pool of Bethesda, Jesus said to him, "You are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you" (John 5:1-16). So when God heals our physical senses of sight, speech, hearing, taste or smell, it proves our soul is justified by grace through faith and our past sins are forgiven.
Brother Branham's second pull was the Messianic Sign of Hebrews 4:12, discerning the thoughts and intents of people's hearts. This exposed Satan's hold on over the senses of their mortal spirit -- conscience, memory, imagination, reason and affection, through hidden sins of the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. Faithful and obedient hearts were cleansed and released from this bondage, being sanctified by the Word of Truth, and received their healing (John 17:17; I Peter 1:2).
Brother Branham's third pull is the spoken Word, that joins the end-time Bride with her Lord in the unity of the faith so that they require no Mediator. This sign can only be received by the elect "rainbow trout". The spoken Word is the mind of Christ inspired into the Bride, setting her into the threefold cycle of the rapture. It is the unfolding and manifestation of the written Word in the end-time Bride; a continuation of the Acts of the Holy Spirit in the apostles that will protect and provide for Her during the manifestation of the Sons of God, and then change her in the atoms and translate her to the Wedding Spper in the Sky.
Through Brother Branham, Jesus revealed the mystery of the Seven Seals or "former rain", which awoke the wise and foolish virgin, calling them out from Rome and her denominational daughters. It restored the wise virgin to the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God thereby introducing the second or "parousia" Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
As Jesus Christ was the firstfruits or firstborn from among the Old Testament saints who slept: Brother Branham was the firstfruits in revelation and manifestation of supreme power under control among those baptized into Christ at his "parousia" (I Corinthians 15:23). He was the first fruits of those who will partake and manifest the third pull and not see death.
The only saint who could cross from the revelation of one dispensation into the revelation of the following dispensation was the angel to that succeeding dispensation. So although he is a Laodicean or Pentecostal saint, Brother Branham saw and delivered the faith predestinated to the Bride whereas all other Pentecostal saints can at best see it improperly.
Jesus was under pre-eminence in that by faith He raised His body to glorification on the third day (Psalms 16:10; John 2:19). Israel is well into her third day since Hosea's prophecy in which they will receive their "former rain" under our "latter rain" (Hosea 6:1-3; Joel 2:23; Zechariah 14:8), And we live in the third day after Christ's birth wherein Brother Branham's ministry has restored the "alpha" faith of the original Church to the end-time "omega" Bride. We have not only "the keys of the kingdom" (Matthew 16:19) or revelation of the written Word that gives the new birth, but also "the keys of death and hell" or revelation of the spoken Word for the new wave offering at the manifestation of the Sons of God that will produce faith for rapturing grace.
Our new birth in this age, the resurrection and translation of the living saints is possible only because God found in William Branham a man who would come under pre-eminence to His Word to receive and faithfully declare THUS SAITH THE LORD and not his own thoughts. Brother Branham frequently deferred to ministers for their scholarship and educated ability to take the Greek to Scripture and prove a point under inspired preaching and teaching, stating that as he was uneducated he had to wait upon the Lord and identify what he had been shown with the Bible. The Spirit of the Lord anointed him to preach the gospel to those helpless to help themselves; to heal the contrite, to preach deliverance to captives in denominational prisons, recovering of sight to the spiritually blind, and the day of vengeance of our God with warning and a way of escape.
Brother Branham delivered to us the mind of God. He called us from theological guesswork by applying the Biblical past as shadows and types to instruct us into the PRESENT Biblical truth and to support prophecy as God admonished Moses and Paul.
Jesus' greatest opponents were false ministers who knew they were exposed by the Word and felt their power and influence threatened. Their defense was not the Word of God and prayer, neither was it a contrite heart and repentance. They sat behind lawyers waving fig leaves of denominational reasoning against the Word which is the mark of the beast and the unpardonable sin (Matthew 22:35).
Not even Lucifer who is the sum of wisdom, can by his own intelligence know or preempt God. One must possess the mind of God within themselves and come subject to His thoughts in order to understand His ways and His purpose. In this Brother Branham's ministry made it possible for us to become one with God's thoughts as Jesus prayed in John 17:20-22.
Only the truth and a clear understanding of God's truth living in us can liberate us from the world. The Word of God's truth is a sharp two-edged Sword circumcising unbelief in the revealed Word from our soul. Thus "all things are possible to those who believe" and have faith to hold the Sword at the throat of the enemy.
Faith in God's Word is the common understanding personally held by each individual saint. It is the priceless treasure despised yet not perceived by the world; a possession that will not perish and can not be stolen. God's Word is truth.
See how precious and how powerful God's truth is? "Give yourself the Word test to prove whether you are in the faith. Jesus Christ is in you, unless you are reprobates" (II Corinthians 13:5)?
By faith, said Paul, men "subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, grew valiant in fight, put to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection" (Hebrews 11:33-35).
These saints achieved those things by the power of faith in the truth of God's Word. Jesus said God's Word is a seed which, if It is planted under the right conditions, will bring forth that which was spoken (Isaiah 55:11; Luke 8:11).
Brother Branham said, "There will not be one person who will sit in the throne of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Millennium), unless he has been living that Word. Your prayers, your fastings, your repentances -- no matter what you present to God -- none of that will gain you the privilege of sitting in that throne. It will be granted only to the WORD Bride. As the throne of the king is shared with the queen because she is united to him, so only they who are of that Word even as He is of that Word will share that throne."
". . . through the ages . . . even as Adam and Eve fell because they left the Word, so the Ephesian Age fell by turning slightly from the Word, until with every age continuing to turn away, we have a final repudiation of the Word by the World Church system. This Laodicean Age ends in a blackout of the Word, thereby causing a departure of the Lord from the midst. He stands outside calling to His own who follow Him by obedience to the Word. After a short and powerful demonstration of the Spirit this little hunted and persecuted group will go to be with Jesus" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 360:6-361:1).
This speaks of the manifestation of the Sons of God at the fullness of the Gentiles, when Christ's Word Bride will be bereft of material possessions and the comfort of family and friends. Our dispensation ends with a massive earthquake that will sink Los Angeles and 1,500 x 4-500 miles of California, split the mount of Olives, and shake the whole Earth, causing massive tidal waves. Millions will perish in one day -- an unprecedented catastrophe. The infrastructure in California that produces 25% of US GDP will be gone. Following destruction of the Dome of the Rock, hostilities will rage in the Middle East. Nations will come under martial law. Jesus said, "men's hearts will fail, fearing things (like nuclear war) which are coming on the Earth" (Luke 21:25-26). In such circumstaances, admonitions by the Bride and foolish virgin warning loved ones not to serve the churches or to receive their doctrines will be accounted madness and a violent incitement against civil order.
Disaster relief is largely managed by church organizations world wide -- the Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance, for instance, are the Roman Catholic church while the Red Crescent is Islamic. In these dreadful weeks following the earthquake, humanity's only succor will come through the church. One word against them during this global disaster will endanger liberty and life. All churches will need to belong to the World Council of Churches or be forbidden to preach or even pray for the sick. Church property will be confiscated and used for any purpose they decide. That system is forming in the United States now. They're going to force you into the mark of the beast.
The whole world will be deceived, but the Bride is in possession of absolute truth at this time (Revelation 13:8). Not a hair of their head will perish whereas the foolish virgin and other classes of the saved will die under martyrdom.
"The churches are now apostate. People are bound to them by creeds and dogmas formed into church tenets which will be their destruction." It is the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. They were not given the true food, the Word. They were given the food that came from idol worship, Babylonian paganism wrapped up in Christian terminology. And that same spirit and doctrine is right amongst all Protestants and it is called denomination.
Nicolaitanism is organization, humanizing the leadership of the church, and thereby deposing the Spirit. Balaamism is denominationalism which takes the church manual instead of the Bible. And right to this hour, many of God's people are caught in the snare of denominationalism and God is crying to them, "Come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not her plagues." You see they are ignorant. But if the rapture should take place at this moment, ignorance would be no court of appeal from the judgment of God for being in the wrong ranks" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 371:2).
". . . the Bride Church will mature, and her ripeness shall be an identification with her Lord by means of the Word, and her Head Who will come to her is the Mystery of Godliness, Which indeed is Christ. And as the false church with all cunning and diabolical power made up of political force, physical force and demons of darkness come against this true vine, the true vine with the fullness of the Spirit and the Word will do the very acts of power that Jesus did. Then as she nears her Headstone, becoming like Him through the Word, Jesus will come that the Bride and Groom may be forever united as one" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 363:1).
Possessing and understanding absolute truth will enable the Bride to manifest the Sons of God and to change in the atoms. She will suffer, but she will endure.
As the Roman Catholic beast system began as a union between the State and the false church (and Vatican City is a church State), the image unto the Roman beast is a union of the United States with the (once) Protestant churches through the World Council of Churches. This image will vent Satan's anger on the true believers in this end-time as Rome persecuted the true believers in the beginning of the Church. So it behooves us to watch the United States as her lawlessness and violence increase world-wide, and particularly as she oppresses her own citizens at home (Revelation 13:11-18).
You should read the warnings of ex-Jesuit, the late Alberto Rivera, published as comic books by Jack Chick. And Blueprint For A Catholic America in which Dr. Rivera outlines Rome's plans at the time of the Pilgrim Fathers and explains how the early Americans legislated against Catholicism, and wanted to exclude "Jews" by the Constitution.
In studying the Roman Catholic church and the Jesuits I find an alarming symmetry between the Roman mind and Talmudic thought. So although there has been continual warfare between Babylonian Rome and Babylonian Judaism in their contest for world hegemony over for the past 2,000 years, I am reminded that Lucifer is head of both camps. Brother Branham calls both "the synagogue of Satan". In Rome and the political Zionists we see a classic example of Hegelian dialectics wherein the powers-that-be control both contestants. Both are pawns set for destruction when they have accomplished the purpose of their Luciferian controllers. And that purpose is not at all aligned with the goals of either Rome or the political Zionists. This explains how we Goyim, unbeknownst to ourselves, are backing both hands against the center. And we know that the Banker always wins.
As the self-styled Jews control both sides of politics in the Western "democracies", I believe they also control Rome and the Zionists. And that one of their main holds over Rome apart from the Rothschild's money system is Rothschild's Jesuits, founded by (Alumbrados), Illuminatus Ignatius Loyola together with fellow Marranos. Therefore they can set Rome against the "Jews" or vice versa. And whatever the outcome, the banker always wins (as in overt warfare where International Law forbids repudiation of State debt). They own the Media machine which directs the propaganda to engineer the final rupture that results in war which they than manage to its predetermined outcome.
Two hundred years ago in his classic book, Fifty Years in the Church of Rome Charles Chiniquy, a Roman Catholic priest who became a Christian, leading almost his entire congregation to Christ, warned of Rome's plans to rule the world. And He warned Abraham Lincoln that Rome was plotting his assassination. And as we know, the "Jews" of the City of London were also involved.
He quotes Abraham Lincoln, "This (Civil) war would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits. We owe it to popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sons. Though there were great differences of opinion between the South and the North on the question of slavery, neither Jeff Davis nor anyone of the leading men of the Confederacy would have dared to attack the North, had they not relied on the promises of the Jesuits, that, under the mask of Democracy, the money and the arms of the Roman Catholic, even the arms of France were at their disposal, if they would attack us. I pity the priests, the bishops and monks of Rome in the United States, when the people realize that they are, in great part, responsible for the tears and the blood shed in this war. I conceal what I know, on that subject, from the knowledge of the nation; for if the people knew the whole truth, this war would turn into a religious war, and it would at once, take a tenfold more savage and bloody character. It would become merciless as all religious wars are. It would become a war of extermination on both sides. The Protestants of both the North and the South would surely unite to exterminate the priests and the Jesuits, if they could hear what Professor Morse has said to me of the plots made in the very city of Rome to destroy this Republic, and if they could learn how the priests, the nuns, and the monks, which daily land on our shores, under the pretext of preaching their religion, instructing the people in their schools, taking care of the sick in the hospitals, are nothing else but the emissaries of the Pope, of Napoleon, and the other despots of Europe, to undermine our institutions, alienate the hearts of our people from our constitution, and our laws, destroy our schools, and prepare a reign of anarchy here as they have done in Ireland, in Mexico, in Spain, and wherever there are any people who want to be free."
Brother Branham said, ". . . if Mr. Kennedy gets elected, the Catholics will take over.'" Take over? They already did it a long time ago and you didn't know nothing about it. Who pays their teachers? How do they get these things to go to their schools, and teaching Catholicism right in the school? And you taxpayers pay for it. Oh, right under your nose . . . The Bible said he'd take it by flatteries, and he did . . . pay taxes on nothing" (William Branham, The Pergamean Church Age, 251:126).
He also said, "The Jews are in a nation now, to control the world . . ." (Conference with God, 27:212). As Jerusalem and Israel will be trodden down by the Gentiles until the consummation, Brother Branham is speaking of the self-styled "Jews" with whom Rome will make an agreement, and whose Communist empire will destroy both Rome and the United States when that agreement has been revoked.
Rome will rule the world during the tribulation when Christ reveals Himself to the 144,000 elect Israelites, but first He must take His Bride Home. He made a way, and Brother Branham was chosen to reveal It to us.
After the end of the Gentile dispensation the Bride will be under pre-eminence. What she speaks God will do in the manifestation of the Sons of God. But this will not be used in a great way until the World Council of Churches begins to "exercise all the power of the first beast (Rome), and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed" (Revelation 13:12). This is when you will see the spoken Word, what Brother Branham called "the third pull" manifested in the fullness of its power to provide the Bride with her needs. The purpose of the persecution is for the Bride to exercise faith by the spoken Word. In fulfilling her commands, God will give her grace for rapturing faith that has to rise right up to here in order to change her body to a glorified condition.
Jesus said, "If you have faith, and doubt not, if you say (not I say) to this mountain, 'Be removed, and cast into the sea; it shall be done'" (Matthew 21:21). Who could bring such things to pass but God in you. But this requires the mind of Christ in you, or pre-eminence to the Word.
When Jesus spoke to the fig tree, "Henceforth let no fruit grow on you forever". and in the morning the disciples marveled because it had dried up from the roots (Mark 11:12-23), He just spoke the Word and It manifested. He said, "The works that I do shall you do also" (John 14:12).
If we have the truth, that truth will override all things and set us free from the restraints of this physical world. It will manifest what we speak, changing us in the atoms so we can travel as quickly as a thought into the Presence of the Lord. nl152.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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