Bible Believers' Newsletter #158
"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.
Each week I receive a great deal of correspondence from subscribers, visitors to the Website, believers and seekers after Truth. In this issue of the Newsletter I will respond to some excellent questions pertaining to the Mercy Seat, the Seven Seals and the Seven Thunders of Revelation.
The answers to all of these questions are already on the Website more carefully explained. I invite Subscribers to write to me with their Scriptural questions but I would ask them to use the 'SEARCH THIS SITE' button and enter the KeyWord/s of their subject before writing. I ask this not because I am lazy but because, in Australia, we have been restricted to a maximum of only 168 hours each week.
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.
Gene Mapping Project Surprises with Simplicity
WASHINGTON -- Science passed another milestone on Monday with publication of the first description of the human genome, an advance likely to revolutionise the understanding and treatment of disease.
(Ed. Scientists claim man will live much longer, and die through old age. This can never happen because the policy of elite 'citizens of the world' (like Cain) calls for massive depopulation and a return to serfdom. But assuming and man could immunise his body and spirit from sickness and disease, what of his soul? The world would only become a better place to sin in?
Two thousand years ago the cure for soul-sickness was delivered and throughout that time the 'elites' have done their utmost to prevent mankind from taking the prescription -- God in simplicity. Now the world is apostate and beyond help.)
Full story: http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/s245387.htm http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/02/12/humangenome/index.html
World Church Council Issues Statement
Berlin, February 8, 2001 -- The Central Committee of World Church Council wrapped up its proceedings on 5th of February in Berlin. It issued a significant statement . . . supported the stance of Jerusalem-based churches bishops who had announced their abidance by their oppressed people's right to resist till they attain independence.
The statement stressed as well the importance of both probing the core of Palestinian-Israeli dispute and helping Palestinians restore their freedom, rights and establishing their independent state. The committee called for putting an end to Israeli occupation to the Palestinian territories, Golan Heights and Shebaa farms and realising just peace. Full story: http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/010208/2001020836.html
World Council of Churches on Racism
London, February 12, 2001 -- Reducing or eliminating racism requires people to change their hearts and see the "image of God" in people different from themselves, said World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee member Naboth M. Muchopa of Zimbabwe.
The briefing was related to the upcoming United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, in Durban, South Africa, August 31 to September 7, 2001.
Full story: http://news.crosswalk.com/religion/item/0,1875,321598,00.htm
Why the PLO is Tunnelling Under the Temple Mount
The Vatican is terrified that the Jews will uncover the truth under the Temple, whatever it may be. It is essential for them that Israel is removed from the Holy Mount. And they are not alone in this desire.
(Ed. Please read the full story on this important issue by Barry Chamish)
Full story: http://www.e-venthorizon.net/conspiracy/plo_tunneling.html
Wise Virgin Airlines
Question: How do you see the following Scripture? You might notice that the high priest sprinkled one drop of blood UPON and seven drops BEFORE the mercy seat: Leviticus16:14 "And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times."
That's an excellent question and the authority on Old Testament Bible types would be Edersheim. You will find his books in any large Christian Book Store.
The blood is sprinkled upon the Mercy Seat, not on top of it but upon its front which means the side facing eastward towards the veil. Jesus comes from the East as the rising of the sun/Son in His parousia to Israel -- Ezekiel 43:1-7; Malachi 4:2; Revelation 7:2; 19 -- after He has finished in the West. His Millennial Throne and eventually, His Judgment Seat, will be in the East.
The seven stripes of blood were sprinkled towards the East before the Mercy Seat, upon the ground in front of it (i.e., towards the veil), represented the Seven Church Ages. Pentecost and the Church Ages were under the blood on the Mercy Seat but under the Golden Altar belonging to the Holy of Holies but without the Veil. The Fifth Seal Israelites, Foolish Virgin and other classes of the "saved" are under the Sacrifice Altar where the blood was poured out. The end-time Bride and the 144,000 are not because we are born of the fullness of the Word after the blood has been lifted and the Mercy Seat made a Judgment Seat (Revelation 4).
This question compliments our studies in Newsletters #147 and #157.
Question: I have difficulty in understanding revelations such as the Seventh Seal and the Seven Thunders.
The Seventh Seal is the unwritten revelation of the previous Six written Seals (Revelation 6). Since the revelation of the Seventh Seal is not written in the Bible but 'hidden' under Old Testament symbols, the Prophet William Branham called It the 'Spoken' Word. The Seventh Seal was just "silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" (Revelation 8:1). When Jesus describes it in Matthew 24 he explains why the delay of almost 2,000 years whilst Christ Mediated for the Apostolic and Church Age saints ends with the opening of the Seventh Seal, and that "there should be time no longer" (Revelation 10:6).
This is the 'rapture'. It commenced in 1963 and is completed by the resurrection of the sleeping saints and the translation of the end-time Bride. It was typed by the resurrection of the Old Testament saints in Matthew 27:50-53. Brother Branham said, ". . . when Jesus died and yielded up the ghost, He screamed with a loud voice, and the Old Testament saints awoke. Watch the shout and the Voice over here, the same thing at His (parousia) Coming" (The Rapture, 36:171).
". . . if you have died and entered into that theophany . . . The theophany comes to the earth to pick up the redeemed body. And if you're here . . . you take the body to meet the theophany . . . and caught up and go to meet the Lord in the air" (Who is This Melchisedec? 20:110).
So heaven is silent, because all of the Word has been delivered through the seven earthly angels -- Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Luther, John Wesley and William Branham (Revelation 1:16, 20). The PARTS have all been manifested and these many members are waiting on us, the end-time Bride, to be complete so that we can all be ASSEMBLED into the glorified Body of Christ.
Now ANOTHER mighty heavenly Angel -- Christ, the fullness of the Word, descends from heaven with the 'Shout' of Brother Branham's Message which is the revelation of the Seven Thunders or seven Voices of God that revealed PART-Word to the Church Ages through seven earthly angels. They sounded one at a time through the Church Ages (Isaiah 28:8-13), but when the apostolic faith was restored Brother Branham received "seven straight thunders right in a row" (Revelation of the Seven Seals 558:1).
This is the fullness of the Word which perfects us and binds and finishes the entire Body in the unity of the faith. But before we can unite with the sleeping saints and 'take to the air', we must be 'flight tested' in the manifestation of the Sons of God. Thereafter we shall be known as 'Wise Virgin Airlines'!
Brother Branham said, "Those stars falling into their constellation back yonder; that Angel coming and said, 'As John was sent to wind up the Old Testament and to bring forth the introduction of Christ, your message will wind up the loose ends and will introduce the Messiah (the fullness of the Word) just before His Coming'. The Message of the last days, notice, the mighty Angel swore with an oath, that time would be no more" (Sirs, is This the Time, 45:6 -- or, 'Is this the Sign of Christ's 'parousia' and of the End-Time'? -- Matthew 24:3).
"Now this messenger of Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Malachi 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It will be these Divinely revealed `mystery-truths' that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 327:1).
After the close of the Laodicean Church Age (during the revelation of the Seven Seals), Brother Branham received his 'Elijah' anointing and the revelation of the Seven Seals gathered up all the 'loose ends' of the Messages of PART-Word delivered through the seven Church Age messengers and introduced the second or 'parousia' Coming of the Lord Jesus or FULLNESS of the Word.
This fulfils Acts 3:21, "The the heaven must receive Jesus Christ until the times of restoration of ALL things (when PART-Word is gathered into the FULLNESS of the Word), which God has spoken by the mouth of ALL his holy prophets since the world began". That is Revelation 10:7, "finishing the mystery of God declared to His servants the prophets" and fulfils Malachi 4:5-6, by "restoring the heart of the children born of God back to the faith of their apostolic fathers".
The Spoken Word perfects the end-time Bride with the fullness of the Word and unites us with the manifested Word of previous Ages for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the air so "that in the dispensation of the fullness of times (i.e. after the Seven Church Ages) God might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven (the Church Age saints in theophany), and which are on earth; (the end-time Bride) even in Him" (Ephesians 1:10; Revelation 5:13).
Brother Branham explains the Seventh Seal in Matthew 24:22-27. The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in WORD form. This ended the tarrying of Mediation and brings the end-time Bride into maturity in the unity of the faith by "that which is perfect". Thus "for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened" by the translation of the living saints, otherwise "there should be no flesh saved" for the translation because all life on earth will be destroyed in Armageddon after redemption of the 144,000 elect Israelites.
This is Christ's 'parousia' Coming. As it is universal it can not be the return of the glorified Man or something we can see through the eyes in our head but a revelation to be seen or understood by the eyes of our heart. The same Light that shone in the East to the 'alpha' group at Pentecost is restored to the 'omega' end-time Bride in the West. We gather around the PRESENT Truth or fresh 'carcass' rather than some reheated food from a Church Age processed in some seminary. Matthew 24:32-51 describes the 'rapture' or catching-up into the revelation under the Seventh Seal, not the physical translation.
The Seventh Seal takes us through time to Eternity in the new heavens and new Earth. Here's what happened after the end of the Laodicean Church Age and Christ's Mediation between the opening of the Seventh Seal and the earthquake that marks the manifestation of the Sixth Seal (Revelation 8:1-5):
Brother Branham said, "How can Jehovah see anything but that bloody Lamb standing there? And the Lamb proceeded out into the vision now, as It had been slain. Notice: come from the Father's throne (i.e. heaven) . . . Oh think, He . . . Where did He advance from, to this vision? He come from glory where He's seated at the right hand of God. He advanced forth to John out of glory."
". . . the Lamb advancing from glory from intercessions . . . to make claims now for His redemption . . . " (i.e. the seven sealed Book of Redemption).
" Remember, He'd been on His mediatorial work back here. But remember, these Seals are ready to be opened, and the Lamb came from the sanctuary of God, advanced forward . . . Wait till we get over there at that one hour -- take that one-half hour that is silent; the sanctuary's smoking; there's no more intercession; the Sacrifice has left; it's a judgment seat. There's no Blood on it no more, for the Blood covered Lamb has walked away. Don't you wait till that time" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, 97:5).
This is where the world stands since the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963.
The purpose of the Seventh Seal is to "finish the mystery of God" (Revelation 10:7; Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10) so the end-time Bride can make herself ready for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation by clothing herself in Christ's righteousness, becoming written epistles of the fullness of the Word (Revelation 19:7-9). This is taking place now during this brief space of time when 'there is silence in heaven'.
In discussing the half-hour of silence, Brother Branham said: ". . . in Him dwells the Fullness of the Godhead bodily. All powers in heavens and earth is given unto My hands," He said. "All the power. . ." Then God's powerless if He's another person (i.e. a Trinity). For the Bible said Jesus said after His resurrection, that "All the power in heaven and earth, both, was given unto My hand."
"Jesus comes from heaven with ten thousands times ten thousands of His saints, and the Bible said that the heavens was empty for the space of a half hour. Where is this big fellow, God then? Uh-huh. See, He's in Christ. Sure."
". . . Because after all, this world was not given for God to control. . . . Who is the god of the Earth? Man. That's his domain. All, everything in the earth is subject to the man. Through sin he fell; through Christ's redeeming power he comes back again (That's right.), because the earth belongs to man, it was given to him, and he was ruler over everything. And all nature's groaning, waiting for that time when the sons of God will be manifested again. . . " (Sardis Church Age, 348:95-97).
Brother Branham expounds this in 'Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed'. Our eight-part teaching sermon, 'Redemption Revealed', also explains the threefold process by which God is unfolding Himself or changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the manifestation of those thoughts in the glorified flesh of His Family in whom He will live and reign and be worshipped throughout Eternity on this redeemed and renewed heaven and earth.
As Brother Branham explains in the above quote, heaven is silent because the Word has all been delivered "line upon line, Word upon Word, precept upon precept" -- part of the Word was revealed to the Sardis Church Age, part to the Philadelphian Church Age, etc., until It has all been delivered and manifested in the Pentecostal and Church Age saints.
When the dispensations of PART Word are accomplished, Christ's Mediation is fulfilled and as Paul taught in I Thessalonians 4:16, "the Lord Himself descends from heaven with a shout, with the Voice of the Archangel . . ." as symbolised in Revelation 10:1-4 "Another mighty Angel came down from heaven . . ." Or as the Prophet expressed it, 'heavens are empty for the space of half an hour' because 'All God was he poured into Christ, and all Christ was He poured into His Church' on earth (John 17:20-23).
Question: Has the Seventh Seal being opened and revealed, and what is its significance to the Bride? Is there any difference between 'being opened' and 'revealed'. Moreover, some have said it has been opened but not revealed or it has been revealed to the Prophet but not to the Bride yet. (Please also provide quotes).
Let me commence by saying that if one preaches the Message quote by quote, building a collage or patchwork quilt of quotes, he will fall into sin. Those following him will fall into the same the ditch. This was my training and as a young minister I learnt all the quotes and their page and paragraph numbers in the Spoken Word transcripts. To do this is to have the 'letter' without the Spirit, confusing yourself and those following your ministry. It disobedience to the instructions of the Bible and William Branham who said, "Treat me like the Dutchman. Take me for what I mean, not for what I say"!
The Message is the 'key' that unlocks the Logos from the rhema of the written Holy Bible. The Message does not unlock the Message. Brother Branham said that if we can't take the Message back to the Bible from Genesis to Revelation we have the wrong revelation! And that anything contrary to the Word is the kingdom of Satan. We are to take the Message back to God's Bible and preach That!
Millions of dollars and hours have been invested into translating and publishing the transcripts of Brother Branham's Message into myriad languages. To what end? Very few ministers or believers understand It. The Spiritual approach would surely be to identify genuine born-again apostles, evangelists and teachers and to support them to preach and teach the revelation of the Message from the Bible. The non-English-speaking elect would be born again, and 'seeing' the revelation in their own Bibles, spark revival in other elect.
Satan has tricked many good Brothers and Sisters to the path of education. The mission field is dominated by pastors who have left their own flock to pollute the world with their unscriptural trash, and some travelling ministers are building their own empire instead of working for the Kingdom of God while ministers in Third World countries are sometimes corrupt, sensual men without a hint of revelation, using religion as a cloak of respectability for begging and whose objective is a to gain material 'blessing' by whatever it takes.
Religion is the still greatest money racket besides usury, and within Message circles most are worshipping the golden calf of false doctrine in some Message denomination far from God and His Word. Like their older sisters, the Message denominations say, "Give the church the money, and she'll revolutionise the world. Give the church the money, and she'll send evangelists all over the world. And what will she do? She will conquer the world for Christ."
"Let me tell you something, my poor blind friend. The world's not won by money, but by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Give God gallant men who will stand on that Word, live or die, that'll conquer. There'll only be one thing that can conquer: those who've got their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the world. That's the only thing will hear it. Money won't have nothing to do with it: send them farther into the denominational traditions." (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, 172:4-173:1)
"To the Law and to the prophets: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no Light in them" (Isaiah 8:20). Obedience to Acts 17:11; Romans 3:4; Galatians 1:8-9; I Thessalonians 5:21, Revelation 22:18-19, etc.,
Instead of spending millions on books, those who were spiritual would have sent men filled with the Holy Ghost and ordained of God to preach the Message. 'Life' comes through the Body, not education.
I seldom provide quotes but anyone anywhere in the world can follow this ministry through their own Bible. And if they have the luxury of transcripts of the Prophet's Message, the Holy Ghost will tie it back to the Bible, giving them confidence that it is THUS SAITH THE LORD and God's 'key' to unlock the hidden mysteries.
The Old and New Testaments are not a verbatim record of the Words of Jesus and the prophets as the transcripts of Brother Branham's recorded sermons are a verbatim record of his words. They are an inspired precis of the relevant points with the small talk and non-essentials omitted.
What should be translated, published and distributed is the teachings of experienced teachers born-again since the revelation of the Seven Seals. Those born before that time are in the Pentecostal or Laodicean part of the Body and will never come into a clear revelation of this Message. The messenger, William Branham, was the only Pentecostal saint ordained to cross over into the Message of this hour. Take note of this! Only teachings of experienced ministers born of the PRESENT Truth, and 'in the faith, and gifted to see and expound the doctrines, taking their teachings back to God's written Word should be translated for publication. Aside from this, the tremendous expenditure of scarce resources is largely wasted, and the work of the Lord is handicapped.
Sadly, the organizations that have denominated around our dead Prophet, like their older sisters, would never risk their funding by offending the carnal believer, or give a 'free kick' to their critics in other Message denominations by taking this Spiritual and common sense step of publishing anything other than the 'dead letter' of the Message. The Prophet said, "The minute you organize, you die. And no organization ever had a revival". In the tribulation, these foolish virgin will weep and gnash their teeth for their foolishness, but it will be too late.
Now, to summarise my answers to the Brother's question:
The Seventh Seal has been opened and It has been revealed. It's significance to the Bride is that It fulfills Revelation 10:7, Acts 3:21 and I Corinthians 13:10, "But in the days of the Voice of the earthly angel to the Laodicean Church Age, when he shall begin to sound His Message, the mystery of God should be finished as he hath declared through the mouth of all His holy prophets since Adam."
Some of those mysteries are the true oneness of the godhead, Scriptural water baptism, original sin, marriage and divorce, the mystery of the Lord's Coming 'as a thief', and the three-fold process of the 'rapture'. Our bodies are redeemed under the Seventh Seal, as is this earth, and there is a 'final solution' for sin and sinners in the lake of Fire following the White Throne Judgment under the Seventh Seal which runs from the end of the Church Ages to the end of time.
The Seventh Seal was the 'parousia' Coming of Christ. His physical Coming will also be under this Seal. The Seventh Seal is 'open', it is 'revealed', and it is NOW manifesting. Were this not the case, Brother Branham would have been a FALSE prophet who could not have fulfilled the Commission of God given to him by the Angel in an audible Voice, "As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming." He could not have fulfilled Revelation 10:7 and we would have to seek another prophet, making a nonsense of Matthew 24:34 and the Message.
Any one who implies that the Seventh Seal has been opened but not revealed or that it was revealed to the Prophet but not to the Bride is yet carnal and certainly not 'in' the Message, never having been born-again. Be polite, correct them by the Word -- if they can receive It -- but don't allow them into your pulpit.
Brother Branham said no man is entitled to preach in a Christian Church unless he has been born-again. If he is not born-again, he has nothing to say to Christ's Church. God is not impotent or incompetent and is perfectly capable of anointing a Christian man to minister to His people. He does will never break His Own Word by placing women and unregenerated self-styled "Jews" (who don't believe Moses and the Prophets), into His pulpit. His people in this day have the perfect interpretation of the Word would depart from such an assembly of sinners.
For a fuller exposition see: Revelation, Chapter 8:1-6; The Hour of His Coming
Question: What is the significance of the appearing of the mysterious cloud in 1963? I believe the Lord has come down in its corporal body (word form) and not its physical body yet. Is the appearing of the mysterious cloud something to do with I Thessalonians 4:16-18?
In Matthew 24:1-3, His disciples asked Jesus three questions. Their second question was, "What shall be the Sign of Thy 'parousia'?" As Matthew wrote his gospel for a Hebrew readership his reply in verse 30 refers to the Sign God will give to the 144,000 elect Israelites when they begin to recognize His 'parousia' to them. The Shekinah will manifest as a Supernatural Cloud like the Sign of Christ's 'parousia' God manifest for us over Tucson, Arizona on February 28, 1963. We discussed this in Newsletter #155.
As foretold in I Thessalonians 4:16, the Lord Himself descended in WORD form with the "Shout" of Brother Branham's Message, announcing the Coming of the Bridegroom to the wise and foolish virgin as God foretold in an audible Voice on the Ohio River in 1933 and calling them out from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches (Matthew 25:1-13; Revelation 18:4).
The Lord's corporal or corporeal body is His physical Body. His second physical return will be with the glorified elect of all ages when they step out on the ashes of the wicked following the destruction of all life on Earth in the atomic conflagration of Armageddon (Malachi 4:1-3; Matthew 3:12; Revelation 19:20; 20:5, 10). His Coming in 1963 and Presence with us today is in Word form. He came through the mouth of His prophet William Branham in the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10, which was the revelation of Seven Seals.
Question: In reference to Revelation 10:1-3, is the Mighty Angel still on earth today and is He Michael or Gabriel?
The mighty Angel is, "the Lord Himself" who descended as "the Archangel" of I Thessalonians 4:16. Michael was made flesh and dwelt among us. Now He has returned in WORD form and is speaking to and incarnating Himself into the heart of the Bride by confirming the Message from Genesis to Revelation, bringing us to maturity "in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the full stature of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12-16). My understanding is that Gabriel is Michael in another Office.
Question: What is the significance of Revelation 10:8-11 for the Bride?
Throughout the Book of Revelation, John represents the end-time Bride, as one man, Ezekiel, represented everyone in the kingdom of Judah, and later every citizen of the kingdom of Israel (Ezekiel 4). After Brother Branham had delivered the mystery of the Seven Seals or Seven Thunders, John (the end-time Bride) wanted to understand and become one with them by revelation. The seven portions of the Spirit that anointed the seven angels to the Church Ages had completed their assignments and returned to the Throne (Revelation 4:5), and Brother Branham had fulfilled His Office and was resting pending the first resurrection. Now John, that is, you and I, go to Christ, the Angel holding the open Book of Redemption, for our understanding of the fullness of the Word.
After the seven Church Age Messengers have fulfilled their work we no longer look to Irenaeus, or Columba, Luther, Wesley or Branham who had PART-Word, we look away to Jesus signified by the Cloud of Acts 1:9-11 and Revelation 1:7. We need not say 'please' because this Book is our new-birth right! So we ask our right, "Give me the little Book"! Christ admonishes, "Take It and eat It up; and It shall make your belly bitter, but it shall be sweet as honey in your mouth."
Eating the Book signifies becoming one with it's contents, the fullness of the Word just as Ezekiel was told to "eat the scroll" and the wife suspected of unfaithfulness to her husband was made to drink the words of the curse which were washed from the parchment into a bowl of water (Ezekiel 2:2-3; Numbers 516-24). And when we eat the bread and drink the wine at the Lord's Supper we signify we are one with the Word and Spirit.
We are uniting with the fullness of the Word, not PART-Word which the Church Age saints received. "The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12).
The end-time Message being the 'key' that unlocks the entire Word from Genesis to Revelation is sweet to speak for no-one can confound the revelation which in the hands an experienced believer can cut the ground from beneath man-made doctrines of denominations. But we are called to be not hearers only but also doers of the Word. We are to be written epistles of this Message with the token Life of Christ on display, and that makes one seem rather an 'oddball' to street Christians, family, friends and the world outside the Message. And living the Life does not always seem 'sweet'. It is the hard way of the few commended by Jesus.
Once we have united with the Message so that people no longer know us after the but by the Message transformed into our life. We are to "sanctify the Lord God in our hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks of us a reason for the hope that is in us with meekness and fear" (I Peter 3:15). This is the ministry of the end-time Bride, sharing the revelation regarding the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW, and the things that are to be.
Question: What is the position of those who do not believe the Seventh Seal has been opened and revealed OR the seven thunders have been revealed to us by the Prophet? Will they be in the Rapture? Will they receive eternal Life?
They are not in the 'rapture' because it is a revelation they do not see and actively denying. If they claim to be in this Message, their folly is manifest. By denying the revealed Word of God they are rejecting the Holy Spirit which is the unpardonable sin. They are not born-again and have no right behind the pulpit. If, however, they were baptised into the Laodicean part of the Body before the Christ opened the Seven Seals, they are Pentecostal saints and can never come into the revelation of this Message. In this case they will die in the flesh before the end of the Gentile dispensation and resurrect with the rest of the Church Age saints.
Question: What is the Seven Thunders and has it been revealed yet? Its significance? The Prophet said it takes the Seven Thunders to bring about a revival in the endtime . . . the Seven Thunders gather the Bride . . . the Seven Thunders bring rapturing faith. Can you please explain/clarify these statements?
The Seven Thunders are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals which, added to the PART-Word revealed in each of the Seven Church Ages correctly place and contiguously link all of the pieces of God's jigsaw puzzle so that His mind is in us and we share His vision. This brings us into oneness in the unity of the faith ready for the manifestation of the Sons of God where we will exercise the 'third pull', or speak the Word.
There was a specific portion of Word allotted to each Age. The baptism of the Holy Spirit or new birth comes only to those who recognize their day and whose lives become written epistles of it's Message. In this last day we have the fullness of the Word or Seven Thunders of Revelation 10:4. Outside of this revelation there is no possibility of being born-again today.
The Seven Thunders gather the Bride from 'her', the denominations, which are nothing but the world with God's name on it, unto 'Him', the Word (Matthew 25:6; Ephesians 1:10; I Thessalonians 4:16; II Thessalonians 2:1; Revelation 18:4). The churches are all apostate and are the tares being bound back to mother Rome by the Charismatic Movement -- speaking in other tongues without the Spirit, the Ecumenical Movement which is forbidden by God (Amos 3:3; II Corinthians 6:14; Revelation 18:4; 22:18-19), etc., These will become the Antichrist after the close of the Gentile dispensation, forcing the Mark of the Beast or Romanism -- Trinitarianism! Their end is the lake of Fire (Revelation 2:20-22; 19:20; 20:10).
The only revival today is in the heart of the Bride as she heeds the midnight cry of Matthew 25 and is gloriously born-again by the 'Shout' of Thessalonians and Revelation 10:1-7; 18:4, etc., which is her new birth.
'Rapturing' faith is translation power. It is the level of faith Jesus had which raised Him from the dead. Here is Paul's prayer for the News Testament saints, "I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 1:16-20).
During the manifestation of the Sons of God, Christ's tiny Bride will be a hated and persecuted little group with perhaps nobody, no money, no home, no friends or relations, Brothers and Sisters in whom to rely. All we will have is Christ in us which is our hope of glorification. Christ is the fullness of the Word. In this period of perhaps six weeks we will cast our cares upon Jesus and 'speak the Word' for our needs. What the Bride says, God will do. This will raise our faith to the level necessary to change us in the atoms when one of the resurrected saints appears to us to give us that extra shot of Vitamin RF+ for 'rapturing faith'. Then the living Bride will meet those who have already resurrected, and Wise Virgin Airlines will take off for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the Sky. Be certain you have your reservation -- the baptism with the Holy Spirit, which is the new birth. nl158.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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