Bible Believers' Newsletter #160
"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.
According to a New York Times poll, published on December 7, 1997, 96% of the US public believes in God, 90% pray a few times annually. Jefferson, and other Founding Fathers, referred to the American revolutionaries as the 1776 Israelites, to the British rule as Pharaoh and to America as the 1776 Promised Land. Furthermore, Jefferson proposed that the official seal of the American Republic be the parting of the Red Sea.
Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Hamilton became acquainted with Weishaupt's doctrine in the 1790s and opened the masonic lodges in the United States of America to European Illuminati. On September 15, 1789, Jefferson succeeded in having the Illuminati's pyramid accepted by Congress as the great seal. Its dominion over the whole world can no longer be disguised. Whoever is at the TOP of the Illuminati controls both sides -- the 'Jew's' Empire of the City of London, and the Roman Catholic religious empire -- in the war for the world.
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.
Pope to Declare the Virgin Mary 'Co-Redeemer'
March 1, 2001 -- Christians and non-Christians alike should be alert to the Catholic Church's internal debate over whether Pope John Paul II should proclaim the Virgin Mary a 'co-redeemer'. Proclaiming her such has the potential to split the church and to reverse the Pope's efforts to improve relations with the Eastern Orthodox and Protestant churches.
New York Times said that the designation would make her 'something close to a fourth member of the Holy Trinity'. Newsweek said that 'in place of the Holy Trinity, it would appear, there would be a kind of Holy Quartet, with Mary playing the multiple roles of daughter of the Father, mother of the Son and spouse of the Holy Spirit'. Full story: Dallas Morning News
Human Genome Project Conspiracy
"I don't know what they are talking about. I suspect it's all political. These days, you could certainly screw up your academic career with a single truthful comment," snorted Dr. Cochran. "No such thing as race? Then how can population geneticists like L.L. Cavalli-Sforza calculate your ancestry from different parts of the world to the percentage point? How come forensic anthropologists can determine a suspect's racial makeup from hair or semen left at the scene of a crime?"
Indeed, the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences even provides a handy web page where crime fighters can enter the data from nine loci of DNA extracted from crime scene evidence. Then, by comparing this individual's DNA to racial databases provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the FBI, the website calculates for them the odds that the perp belonged to such racial groups as Caucasians, African-Americans, East Asians, East Indians, and "Saskatchewan Aboriginals."
Full story: http://www.vdare.com/sailer_human_prop.htm
Race Against Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak
LONDON, February 26, 2001 -- Livestock shipments sent from Britain to Europe are being traced as more cases of foot-and-mouth disease are confirmed in the UK.
Funeral pyres for the mass slaughter of animals . . . have been lit . . . The scenes in Britain were reminiscent of those in 1967 when a foot-and-mouth epidemic continued for months and forced the slaughter of nearly half a million animals.
Brother Branham said ". . . about thirty years ago, I gave a prophecy that it would come to pass that in the last days that there would be diseases amongst animals, amongst cattle, and eggs, even to eggs. And it come to pass, that there'd be eggs that wouldn't be fit to eat. . . Different meats and things like that, would be poison. It'd be dangerous for people to live in valleys (COD 1181:Q427).
Full story: http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/UK/02/26/animals.disease.02/index.html
Largest Single Investiture of Cardinals
ROME (New York Times News Service) February 22, 2001 -- Pope John Paul II on Wednesday installed 44 new cardinals in a ceremony combining pageantry with the purpose of molding the institution that will someday pick his successor. Pope John Paul has appointed 166 cardinals, more than any other pope. Only 10 of the 135 cardinals who are eligible to vote for the next pope were not appointed by him.
Among the new elite . . . was Cardinal Avery Dulles, 82, a Jesuit theologian at Fordham University and son of U.S. statesman John Foster Dulles (Ed. who worked for Rockefeller interests all his life and founded the World Council of Churches).
Israel: Safe Haven for Scoundrels
Shimon Peres -- fought like a cornered rat to drag his party into Sharon's government. He is well aware if he is out of power for even a day, he will not be able to control the Rabin murder truth from remaining concealed, nor his central role in the assassination. He knows it and Sharon knows it. (Barry Chamish Israel Correspondent. His new edition of Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin is available from amazon or barnesandnoble. Please visit http://www.webseers.com/rabin)
And All Thy House Shall be Saved
The purpose of the ministry in these last days is to preach the elect of God, the Bride of Christ into the 'rapture'. The rapture is a threefold process of the "shout" of Brother Branham's end-time Message calling the wise and foolish virgin OUT from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters and IN to the unity of the faith in the fullness of the Word which is Christ; the "Voice of the Archangel" Who is Christ incarnating Himself in the heart of the Bride, bringing her to maturity for the manifestation of the Sons of God by unlocking the hidden mysteries of God's Word with the key of the Message; and finally, Israel's seventh "trump" which marks the end of the Gentile dispensation and calls the first resurrection.
Jesus is calling His sheep by proclaiming this Message through His Bride. When they receive the revelation they have heard their name called from the Lamb's Book of Life. This is their new birth, and they will not follow a denominational stranger (Revelation 10:8-11: John 10:1-5).
When we recognize OUR day and ITS Message, we not only come to know Jesus and Who He is; we realize who we are and see our place in His Word. That is the baptism with the Holy Ghost and eternal Life.
Genesis 12:1-3, "Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house, unto a land that I will show you: and I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless you, and curse him who curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed."
Abraham was seventy-five years of age and childless when God promised him he would father a great nation. His mighty nation could not long endure with only two citizens, yet it was another 25 years before their promised son, Isaac, was born.
And Isaac begat Jacob whose name was changed to Israel; he was the progenitor of the Twelve Tribes called after him. When Israel had multiplied, God anointed Moses to lead them to the Land of the covenant where they could be recognized as a nation and separated to God's Law. The covenant is not in effect to any anyone claiming to be an Israelite and living outside the Promised Land. They are an hypocrite before God and can not observe their sabbath day.
God could not bless all nations through unbelieving Israel who had eyes but could not see the hour of their visitation and ears but would not hear the Words of His prophets. (See Newsletter #159). Stephen said, "You stiffnecked, and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost". Jesus called them "faithless and perverse", and God had Moses bring Israel from the grace of Abraham under the curse of the Law (Deuteronomy 27:26; 32:5; Psalm 119:21; Jeremiah 11:3). For no man is justified by the law in the sight of God but judged and condemned for his breach of that Law.
As Paul explained, the blessing of God's covenant with Abraham was never to come through Abraham's seed Isaac, or Israel and his seed, but through His Supernatural Seed, Jesus Christ. The promise of blessing God made with Abraham preceded the Law and is by faith, not of works. Israel was without faith and without works. God has blessed all nations through Jesus Christ and through Him the blessing of Abraham has come upon the Gentiles (Galatians 3:1-18).
The "Israel of God" is NOTHING to do with the Twelve Tribes. The Israel of God is those who are of the faith of Abraham (Galatians 3:7; 27-29). God is not building his kingdom through sexual means the way natural Israel is built, but by faith. God's children are not born by sex but by Spiritual revelation (Galatians 6:15-16; Ephesians 2:12).
Natural Israel feigned to observe the Law but only an election had faith. God only receives faith and His purpose is fulfilled only in an election. "Israel has not obtained the blessing for which it sought; but an election among them has obtained it, and the rest were blinded" (Romans 9:6-11; Romans 11:7).
Abraham's Seed are the children of faith. The Israel of God is those who recognized Messiah, were born-again and kept walking in the Light as God continued to unfold It. Natural Israel was blinded and became enemies of God for the sake of Abraham's Gentile Seed (Romans 11:28). Where God told Abraham, "I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless you, and curse him who curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed" He was not speaking of natural Israel but of the Israel of God with the faith of Abraham.
Don't let some self-styled 'Jew' pull the wool over your eyes. The blessing of Abraham is not to the 'Jew', it is YOURS. Besides, if he is a 'Jew' he is almost certainly not related to Abraham by blood; and certainly not by faith. If you are born-again, YOU are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the Promise.
Someone asked Brother Branham, "Will only those who have the baptism of the Holy Ghost be in the rapture of the church, or will all believers be indicated?"
Brother Branham responded, ". . . God has promised that we are going in the rapture by election. And the Bible said, "the rest of the dead lived not for one thousand years" . . . You'll not be lost, but the Holy Ghost filled Bride will go in the rapture. The rest of them will come through judgment". (C.O.D. 192:40).
Jesus told Nicodemus, "Except man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" (John 3:5). While Paul said, "Know you not that the saints shall judge the world" (I Corinthians 6:2).
Each of these prophets identify three different groups: the elect who will be in the rapture, the 'saved', and the lost.
Only those foreknown to the Lord as being born-again will attend the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the sky, participate in the Millennium, and constitute the New Jerusalem. The 'saved' and the 'saints' are two different groups although the foolish virgin (who are 'saved' do worship in the same Church as the 'born-again' saints.
Here are two more questions, "Brother Branham, will all the sons and daughters of true, born-again believers be saved?"
"No, brother; no, they sure won't. . . God doesn't have grandchildren, just sons and daughters. See, they'll have to be born just exactly like their father and mother was born of the Spirit. See? What makes a man a new person, is because he's born again, reborn. His first birth brings him a natural man on earth; his second birth brings him a Spiritual man of heaven. See? It changes him, his soul, not his outward conscience, his outward being, his senses; he still feels, and smell, taste, and hear; but his inward parts, his desires, what motivates him, has been changed to God. See?" (C.O.D. 945:Q243).
And again, "Do your children have to have an experience to have the Holy Spirit? If they see the end-time Message, do they have the Holy Spirit?"
"Every one must have an experience. Your children cannot go in on no other way but the same way you do. See? They've got to be borned again. There's no grandchildren in the Kingdom of God; they're all children. They must have it, must have an experience with God to go in, just the same as you" (COD 1109:Q354).
Denominational churches see no distinction between the 'saved' and the 'born-again'. But God does; and we must have His mind to see and understand the difference. The 'saved' are the non-elect of Adam's race who, by God's grace, are sanctified and retain their names in the Book of Life.
The Book of Life is Adam's family tree. It is God's foreknowledge of every live birth descended from Adam As it was compiled from the foundation of the world no names can be added to this Book and most names have already been deleted and are the LOST. The names that remain in the Book are sanctified and pertain to the 'saved' who will be judged by Jesus Christ and His elect and granted in to eternal Life at the white throne judgment (Daniel 7:22; Matthew 19:28; 25:31-33; I Corinthians 6:2).
This first Adam was of the earth. His bloodline is generated by carnal desire and worldly knowledge imparted to Eve by Satan through the Serpent so the life we receive is a mortal, worldly spirit. It's natural passions are sensual -- affection, reasoning, imagination, memory and conscience; and it seeks to satisfy the desires of a mortal body longing to contact this physical world by sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Our spirit is from God but it is not of God and our body is the product of sexual union just like all the lower animals and must perish with the world whose god is Satan.
All of Adam's race are born 'saved' from mother's womb because God provided a near Kinsman and perfect substitute to redeem Adam. And when He redeemed Adam, He redeemed the "whosoever will" of Adam's race. Those who 'will not' are they whose names are removed from the Book and join Cain's LOST race who were never on the Book of Life!
In God's eternal thoughts, Christ was slain from the foundation of the world. That is, before creation and time began (Revelation 13:8). And Jesus was the propitiation for the sins of everyone in Adam's race. Either He took away the sins of the world as prefigured by Israel's scapegoat on the day of atonement, or He was a false prophet (I John 2:2; John 1:29). Each member of Adam's race who hears this Good News is obligated to prove, receive and live It, or disprove and reject It with the certainty of reward or loss. If you are in Adam's race you are born with salvation already provided but with the same liberty of conscience God gave Adam and Eve, you are free to accept or reject it.
The last Adam is the Lord from heaven manifest in the flesh of a substitute identical to the first Adam, to pay Sin's penalty in His own flesh for Adam and his seed who were (potentially) in Adam. When Adam was redeemed, all of his seed were (potentially) in him when Christ was slain from the foundation of the world. So you were born 'saved'. You didn't just stumble into church, read the Bible or receive the Word from someone and get 'saved'. You were always 'saved'. You just received what is yours by grace. Unfortunately, most reject their salvation, and that is the end of the line for them.
Jesus Christ is the LAST Adam. It is Christ or damnation. There will never be another kinsman Redeemer. He is the Lamb Who took away the sins of the world, the Lamb's Book of Life is the record of His Offspring or Spiritual kinsmen -- "the Israel of God" or elect from Adam's race. And Since He is the Lord from heaven, His seed is Spiritual and is received by faith. When in His foreknowledge God saw Christ slain from the foundation of the World, He foresaw His seed, all of the elect from Adam's race.
"The spoken Word is the original Seed" (Luke 8:11). Christ was the Logos or fullness of God's thoughts expressed in a virgin-born Man. In English we call Him "the Word" because a word is a thought expressed. So when the Word was crucified on Calvary His elect were in Him then. Speaking now of the New Testament Church, we were not expressed or made manifest until the Seed or Word for OUR day was received into our heart and quickened by faith.
Christ's 'Seed' is His Word. His Word is Spirit and It is Life. It comes to the elect by faith alone, and "faith comes by hearing and understanding the Word of God" (Romans 10:17). No one is born from mother's womb with faith. We receive the Seed by the foolishness of preaching. Perhaps from parents or grandparents, Sunday school, a teacher or believing friend or from something we read. Word is added to Word in the believer's heart, but not until we hear the Seed-Word for our day can It be quickened to eternal Life.
Christ's seed is not planted in the womb of a woman but into the soul of the Bride. The second birth comes by the hearing of faith, not by the works of sex.
"Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently: being born again, not of corruptible seed (like that of your father), but of the incorruptible Word of God, which lives and abides for ever.
For all flesh (the seed of the first Adam) is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower dies but the Word of the Lord (or Seed of the LAST Adam) endures for ever. This is the Word which by the Gospel (or Seed) is preached unto you" (I Peter 1:22-25).
How do we receive the Seed of God? It is preached through our ears and eyes into our soul! When do we receive It? When we recognize our day and its Message. This is why nobdy can be born-again under denominational teaching in this day. Only the Word for the Age to which we are predestinated to be born the second time can produce eternal Life in us. The Seed Word for some other Age will not live in this day.
No matter how sanctified a life one lives, unless they receive the PRESENT Truth they can never be born-again. And unless you or I share It with them as we are instructed, they may never have that opportunity. Others receive God's prophet and the 'letter' of his Message, but unless someone unfolds and helps them to see Its 'meaning' in the Bible, they can not be born-again. God knows these people, and through His abundant grace their souls can not be lost so long as their names remain on the Book of Life. But only born-again souls will partake of the first resurrection and translation, the Wedding Supper and the Millennium.
The born-again were recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the world, and as attributes of the Word are eternal Life and can never be lost. We were in the Word when It was crucified on Calvary. We paid for our sins in Christ on Calvary. We were raised in Him and justified by God. We are not merely 'forgiven', we are just, as though we never sinned in the first place. We are already glorified and seated in heavenly places in Christ and can never come to the judgment (Romans 8:28-39; II Corinthians 5:14-21).
So there is a difference between the elect who will be born-again and the non-elect who can come to sanctification, and by virtue of their names remaining in the Book of Life, realize 'salvation'.
Sanctification is cleansing. God's only cleansing, healing stream is the blood. The blood coursing through your veins carries the spirit of your mortal life like insulated copper wire conducts an electrical current, for the mortal life is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11). God's Law demands a "life for s life" in the death of the sinner (Romans 6:23). But God made a provision whereby a near kinsman could meet our debt, and until our kinsman Redeemer paid redemption's price, Israel could offer a lamb without spot or blemish in token of their faith in the coming Redeemer. As a token or evidence that the life of this innocent substitute had been surrendered in their behalf they had to display its blood on the doorposts of their house. Those Hebrews under the blood of the lamb were the sanctified ones.
The blood also cleanses impurities from our mortal body. As Brother Branham often explained to those seeking prayer for healing, a fever is one of the best signs they are healed for it shows that the life has gone out of the growth or diseased cells and the bloodstream has begun to purge the body of these impurities. Now your glorified body will need no blood to conduct a spirit of mortal life or to cleanse a system that is eternally pure.
We are sanctified by the blood of Christ because our mind or mortal spirit is the womb of the Holy Spirit. When His Life, which is the Holy Spirit, is applied by faith it cleanses our mind -- the washing of water by the Word takes away misunderstanding, unbelief and unbecoming habits. In the Old Testament a water of separation was made from the ashes of the red heifer slain on the day of atonement to separate the clean from the unclean. Her blood was shed in death to make her ashes available to mix with the water (Ephesians 5:26-27; I John 1:7; Numbers 19:9).
What justifies our soul is identifying with the revelation of Who Christ is and What He has done. Next we are baptized in His Name as a confirmation of our faith. Sanctification is a further step in faith or understanding that reveals where our life is contrary to the Word, washing away the error or unbelief so we can conform to the image of Christ. Sanctification is ongoing throughout life because we live in the world and make mistakes. Finally the baptism with the Holy Spirit by a clear faith in the Word for the hour -- what Jesus is doing NOW -- confirms that God has received us as His Own and sealed us into His Kingdom.
Are you concerned for your loved ones? Your family and friends who are not elect? We can't force them into the revelation, but we can help them secure their salvation by holding our Token over them. The Token is the evidence of the new birth. Not the blood of the lamb like Israel displayed on their door posts but the Life of Christ on display in us. So long as you display the virtues of Christ -- faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and agape love in your life, and if you are the householder, require that all under your roof to maintain Godly sanctification, your whole house can all be 'saved'. Not born-again, but 'saved', because so long as they are sanctified, their names stay on the Book of Life.
The Bible is the story of God condescending to Man in Christ, from Christ to His elect, and from His elect to whomsoever encounters us. "All aspects of our new Life are of God, Who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciling others to His favor by sharing our faith with them, even if initially it is only observing His life in us (I Peter 3:13-16); for God was in Christ, reconciling the world to the Word, no longer imputing their trespasses to them but blotting them out; and He has given us the Word of reconciliation to share with others. Since we are now Christ's ambassadors, God is speaking through us: and we implore you, be reconciled to God. For He who knew no sin, God made sin on our behalf, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him" (II Corinthians 5:18-6:18).
As you hold the Token Life of Christ over others, and they honor that Token, they are honoring God in you and bringing themselves under sanctification. Genesis 12:3 explains this process, "I will bless them that bless Christ in you through your Token on display so all who encounter you can be blessed." Jesus described its results in Matthew 25:34-46.
We are not without Scriptural examples wherein one man's life sanctified and saved his household. Noah was a righteous man and by believing his preaching, his whole family were sanctified and 'saved' by water under the Token of the rainbow. But subsequently Noah's wife, Ham and his wife sinned, and were lost.
Lot was a just man constantly vexed by the filthy conversation of the wicked. He sanctified his family, unworthy as they were, and God saved them. But his wife was subsequently lost when she disbelieved God, and his own daughters brought shame upon him (II Peter 2:6-8).
Job was another man who took God at His Word and kept his house under the blood. Under God's permissive will, Satan took from Job all he had but Job's faith never wavered and God restored his former dignity and honor among those who had so coldly forsaken him, and doubled his former prosperity in respect to his earthly possessions and his offspring. His ten children were killed (Job 1:18-22), but because he had sanctified them by living in all the Light for his dispensation, none of them were lost and were waiting for their father to join them when he died (The Unpardonable Sin, 3:17; II Samuel 12:23; (Job 1:1-5; 42:10-17). Job lived a further one hundred and forty years and saw his three additional daughters and seven additional sons and their sons to four generations.
In another instance the Angel of death passed over the land of Egypt. All under the token of the shed blood of an innocent lamb were 'saved'. Those houses not under the blood lost the firstborn of every family and of the livestock.
Rahab was a harlot, but she believed God and took Him at His Word. Obedient to the covenant made with the Hebrew spies, she hung a line of scarlet from the window through which they had escaped, identifying everyone in her house with this token of the blood of the Coming Christ (Joshua 2:1-6:25).
In Philippi, Paul and Silas cast a spirit of divination out from a young slave girl, and incurred the wrath of her owners for destroying their source of income. Their principal accusation was that they were 'Jews', and taught contrary to Roman law and customs. To appease the multitude the magistrates lashed them severely and cast them in maximum security where the gaoler fastened their feet in the stocks.
At midnight they began to sing praises to the Lord. Suddenly there was an earthquake that loosed the chains off all the prisoners and opened the prison doors. The gaoler awakened and was about to take his own life when Paul told him the prisoners were all present and to do himself no harm. Well, he must have heard their testimony and hymn singing. And witnessing the miraculous power of God, implored, "What must I do to be saved"?
"They said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you and your house shall be saved'. They preached to his household and baptized them all in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 16:16-34).
Another Supernatural visitation occurred when God led Peter to unlock the kingdom of heaven to the Gentiles and the household of Cornelius was 'saved' (Acts 10-11). Display the Token of the Life of Jesus Christ in you and you can save your children, your parents, friends and strangers. If the Token in not on display the Covenant is not in effect. Your life has got to display the Token in you. nl160.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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