Bible Believers' Newsletter #178

"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ."                       ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Great to be with you once again.

Paul warned that after the opening of the Seven Seals, "Evil men and seducers will become worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived" (II Timothy 3:1, 13).

Brother Branham said, "That is clergy, seducing clergy spirit, workings of devils, hypocrisies in the church, heady, high-minded (wisdom. You see? smart, intelligent), having a form of godliness (just go say, "Well, we're Christians, we should go to church."), having a form of godliness but denying the revelations, the power and the working of the Spirit, from such turn away" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, 191:6).

Some days after the commencement of Vatican II he said, "The reason today that the Catholic church and the Protestant church can't merge together is on this very subject [of the Lord's Supper]. The Catholic takes it as a mass, and he's hoping by some merit, legalistic, . . . by keeping this order, that he will be forgiven of his sins. The Protestant takes it with thanksgiving that his sins are forgiven, because he has obeyed a commandment."

"Now, the bread, the Catholic says that it is the literal body and this is the Scripture that they use . . . I Corinthians 11, Jesus . . . broke the bread and said, "Take and eat. This is My body." His body had not yet been broken. So their own Scripture . . . they're using, brings condemnation upon their own doctrine. See? And here He was standing here in His body. . ." (William Branham, Ordination, 10:60-81).

Fulfilling Paul's prophecy, these men take for doctrine the edicts of dead popes, and the "letter" without the Spirit, making the Word of God of no effect. And this church without the Spirit changes the "letter" of God's Word and the commandments of dead popes (Daniel 7:25) to recover her (once) Protestant harlot daughter churches and rule one world government as the 'Jews' proposed in the first stage of their Luciferian New World Order (outlined by Albert Pike in his letter to Guiseppi Mazzini, August 15, 1871, updating the House of Rothschild plan).

In part here is what Salvador L. Lazo, Bishop Emeritus of San Fernando Diocese of La Union, Philippines, wrote to Pope John Paul II:

To His Holiness POPE JOHN PAUL II Bishop of Rome and Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of Vatican City.

Ascension Thursday May 21, 1998

Most Holy Father,

On the tenth anniversary of the consecration of the four Catholic bishops by His Grace Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre for the survival of the Catholic Faith, by the grace of God, I declare that I am Roman Catholic. My religion was founded by Jesus Christ when he said to Peter: "Thou art Peter and upon this Rock, I will build my Church." (Matthew 16:18).

. . . Holy Father, in 1969, a communication from Rome was received in San Fernando Diocese of La Union. It said the Tridentine Latin Mass was to be suppressed and the Novus Ordo Missae was to be implemented. There was no reason given. Since the order came from Rome it was obeyed without any protest (Roma locuta est, causa finita est).

I retired in 1993, 23 years after my episcopal consecration. Since my retirement, I discovered the real reason for the illegal suppression of the traditional Latin Mass. The ancient Mass was an obstacle to the introduction of ecumenism. The Catholic Mass contained Catholic dogmas, which Protestants denied. To achieve unity with Protestant sects, the Tridentine Latin Mass had to be scrapped, being replaced by the Novus Ordo Missae.

The Novus Ordo Missae was a concoction of Monsignor Annibale Bugnini, a freemason. Six Protestant ministers helped Monsignor Bugnini in fabricating it. The innovators saw to it that no Catholic dogmas fully and replaced them with very ambiguous Protestantizing and heretical things. They even changed the form of the consecration given by Jesus Christ. With these modifications, the new rite of the Mass became more Protestant than Catholic. . .

It is also noted that in the Novus Ordo Missae, Christ's Real Eucharistic Presence is implicitly denied. The same observation is also true concerning the Church's doctrine of Transubstantiation.

Connected with this, in the Novus Ordo Missae, the priest has been demoted from a priest who offers a sacrifice to one who merely presides over the assembly. Now he is the President of the assembly. For this role he faces the people. In the Traditional Mass, the priest, on the contrary, faces the tabernacle and the altar where Christ is."

That the Romish Mass is unscriptural in whatever form, we know. This letter, written in 1998 about a decision finalized in 1965 advertises the lateness of the hour.

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. . . Brother Anthony

Keep On the Firing Line

Christ is the mystery of God unfolding Himself from the Holy Spirit alone with His thoughts -- through faith in the Spoken Word -- into the glorified flesh of His Family: Jesus Christ and His Brothers and Sisters. God revealed Himself to Adam and Eve in a theophany called the Tree of Life, and to Abraham in a theophany named Melchisedec. Moses saw His back parts from the cleft of the Rock. We see His face from the cleft in the Rock Christ Jesus. By that cleft our transgressions are remitted; and we are healed by the stripes which smote the Rock.

This theophany put on created flesh and proved He was the Word by discerning the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah's hearts before the destruction of Sodom (Hebrews 4:12; Genesis 18). That created Man wrestled with Jacob and renamed him Israel. Later He appeared to Moses as a Pillar of Fire in a bush, and to the children of Israel as the Pillar of Cloud and Fire.

In the fullness of time the Word spoken by Isaiah 7:14 and confirmed to Mary by an Angel manifest that theophany in the virgin-born flesh of Jesus Christ. When His earthly commission was fulfilled on Calvary's Cross, Jesus resurrected in glorified flesh: the firstborn of many to be raised from among the dead, that in all things He might have the preeminence (Romans 8:29; I Corinthians 15:23; Colossians 1:18).

"For it became God, for Whom are all things, and by Whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Forerunner of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both Christ Who sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all out of one Father which is why He is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, saying, 'I will declare God's Name to My brothers, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto You'. And again, 'I will put My trust in Him'. And again, 'Behold I and the children which God has given Me'. Since God's children are human beings, He also became flesh and blood through the virgin birth; for only as a mortal man could He die, and in dying break the power of death, and destroy the devil. Only in this way could He deliver those who through fear of death have lived all their lives as slaves to constant dread. For He did not come as an angel but as a human being of the seed of Abraham" (Hebrews 2:10-16).

Jesus is the beginning of the creation of God -- less than 2,000 years ago. The last Adam, the first of a new creation of God-men. Not only is He our Captain or forerunner, He is our type, showing the destiny of all the elect seed of Adam (Romans 8:28-30). For God's one eternal purpose is to fellowship with His Attributes which is Himself transformed to the glorified flesh of His Family.

Because Jesus was virgin-born He had no physical connection with original sin. He was tempted but was without sin and had no need for repentance but was worthy to perform the duties of Kinsman Redeemer for the first Adam and his fallen race.

Because Adam took back his adulterous wife all are born in sin through carnal desire by Satan's wisdom, rather than holiness under preeminence to God's Word in His time. Apart from the virgin birth and His Office, the only difference between Jesus Christ and the elect, is that He was the Word before He was flesh whereas we are the flesh being made Word. He came to redeem Adam and his seed who were potentially all lost. We come to earth to overcome the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life by the Word of God and prayer so that Christ's redeeming Life might live through us.

God is Life. John 6:39-40, "This is the will of the Father Who has sent Me, that I should lose none of all those He has given Me, but that I should raise them to eternal Life at the last day. For His will is that every one who sees His Son and believes on Him should have eternal Life: and I will raise him at the last day".

Satan is DEATH as we discover under the Fourth Seal. He and his followers and all things associated with death will be annihilated in the lake of Fire (Revelation 2:21-23; 6:8; 19:20; 20:13-14).

Romans 5:21, "The reign of unbelief in the revealed Word brought death; but now grace rules by bringing us into right standing with God by faith resulting in eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord". But death had to take its course until March, 1963 when the last elect in Adam's race foreknown as requiring Christ's Mediation was born-again in the Laodicean Church Age. Then Christ opened the Seven Seals revealing the fullness of the Word and Life.

The New Testament saints baptized into Christ before the close of the Laodicean Church Age die and enter their theophany or angel. At the first resurrection they will return and resurrect in glorified flesh bodies, in appearance like the body in which they were born, only at the prime of life. However they are waiting upon us as they can not be glorified until the last member of the end-time Bride has been baptized into the Body of Christ and the Gentile dispensation fulfilled (Hebrews 11:39-40). Then as the Old Testament saints arose in glorified form and appeared to many in Old Jerusalem who would constitute the primitive Church, these will appear to the living end-time Bride who is the New Jerusalem, empowering her with faith to change in the atoms without death. Whereas unbelief in the revealed word brought death; belief and faith will vanquish death (Matthew 27:52-53; I Corinthians 15:51-58).

So the Bible is the history and prophecy of God morphing or changing Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the expression of those eternal thoughts in the glorified flesh of His Family.

Brother Branham said, "So is it that Christ is here. The Angels of God are here. And someday in the great millennium to come it'll be just more real than television or anything else, because they are here.

"He reveals Himself in His great form of what He claims as He "en morphe's" Himself into His servants and proves Himself" (William Branham, Who is This Melchisedec? 12:59-60).

In Newsletter #163 we explained how "the angels of God are here", now. Their presence does not signify the completion of Christ's end-time Bride but the return of the Logos, or fullness of the Word through the revelation of the Seven Seals.

Paul prophesied, "When that which is perfect is come [Christ, the fullness of the Word], then that which was in part [PART-Word and a Mediator whilst the Book was sealed] shall be done away" (I Corinthians 13:10). And He has come, and PART-Word is no longer sufficient because, as Paul explains, the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in WORD form.

In each Age the Bride was formed from a different portion of God's Word. "Through faith we understand that the dispensations or Ages were formed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear" (Hebrews 11:3). Every word is a thought until it is expressed. The revelation of the Seven Seals finished the mystery of God by restoring all of the Word spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began (Acts 3:23; Revelation 10:1-7). The fullness of the Word is the Logos or fullness of God's expressed thoughts

The revelation of the Seven Seals was Christ's 'parousia', and the Logos is present now. So the "angels of God are here" because they are a part of the Logos which is Christ. And as Jesus was the fullness manifest in one Man, the Bride of all Ages is the fullness manifest in a many-membered Body -- soon to be glorified like His own glorious body.

His mind in us brings our body and spirit under preeminence to the Word such that our lives become written epistles of His thoughts for our day. This is our new birth and the Token of the Life of Christ on display is the evidence of our reunion with our theophany or angel: God's foreknowledge of our glorified being in definite process of fulfillment. The hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).

In Newsletter #147 we said Redemption is Over. It ended when Christ's Mediation was fulfilled. He was only a Mediator for ignorance and inadvertent errors so long as the Book was Sealed. Redemption ended when the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again, Then Revelation 4 and 5 were fulfilled, the Mercy Seat became a Judgment Seat and Christ changed from the Lamb and Mediator to the Lion and Judge.

In Revelation 5:11 we learn that in His foreknowledge, "the angels of God" have always been around the Throne of God, . . . and one of them is you. The revelation of the Seven Seals brought them back to earth in Word form because they are a part of Christ, the Logos. Vindicated Word; eternal with Him and inseparable from Him. Now at the end of the Age Christ has come as a thief, and Death is gathering his Protestants with his Catholics from the four cardinal points to Armageddon (Revelation 16:15-16). He'll ride his pale-colored horse of mixed creed and denomination to eternal separation from God. But Christ is riding too, coming from heaven with resurrected saints, proving His Word is true, taking His Church to glory in the resurrection (I Thessalonians 4:16).

Although redemption ended in 1963 this does not imply that the Body of Christ is made up on earth, although in God's foreknowledge it was made up from the foundation of the world (Romans 8:30; Revelation 13:80). It means that the PART-Word Bride is complete, that mediation has ended, and the Mercy Seat is now a Judgment Seat. And because the end-time Bride receive the fullness of the Word, as will the 144,000 elect Israelites, we have the perfect interpretation of the Word and were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary because we had no need for a Mercy Seat and Mediation. Nevertheless, we still need to encounter, recognize, receive and grow into the Message in order find our place in the Word and fulfill our position in the Body.

There are people in the world today who are the elect of God but do not realize it since they are not yet baptized into the Body, not having heard the "Shout" of the end-time Message. Nevertheless their angel is present in the fourth dimension with your theophany, my theophany and the angels of all the New Testament saints, waiting for the completion of the living Bride. The Body is not complete and the Gentile dispensation can not end until the last elect recognizes HIS day and ITS Message. And until then the sleeping saints can not be glorified (Hebrews 11:39-40).

There are others who are not elect because God fore knew they would never hear the Word for THIS day, as throughout the Ages billions were not among the elect purely because they never heard the Word for THEIR hour. These souls are not lost on that account but perhaps some would have received the Word of the hour had It been presented to them by people like you or I. We are God's elect only because someone presented us with the PRESENT Truth, and we received It.

This is no time to sit back and say, "Bless God, all who are going to come will come". All whom God fore knew will indeed come. But more would have been foreknown had you and I and the saints of days gone by sown more liberally. "How can they possibly come except they are called by the Message of the hour? How can they believe a Message they have not heard? And how shall they hear It except you or someone with the revelation shares It so they may choose to receive or reject It?" (Romans 10:14).

Many people imagine God peered through the bannisters of heaven into time and arbitrarily chose His Bride, saying to Himself, "I'll take this little Vegemite, but not those others". This is an error. God chose His elect by His Word. He sent forth His Word in every Age since Adam, and His Word called His elect. But how can He send His Word except the saints live and declare It? His hands are our hands, His Voice speaks through our lips. God is depending upon us to call His Bride by His Word.

The Word for the hour is God's Marriage proposal, calling through you and through me. All who hear It are responsible for passing It on, or broadcasting the Seed. Sowing. Life can only come through the Body, and the Body of Christ is we who are already born-again. He can only call His elect through your life and mine, and through your lips and my lips. Like Adam and Eve, each one of us is on free moral agency whether we receive or decline the Call, His proposal of marriage.

Many people within the circle of this Message say, "It's all over". Well, yes it is, but only in so far as their service to God and their fellows is concerned because they are not anointing the Seed that has been sown through the Ages with the Former or Teaching Rain of Brother Branham's Message, restoring all things spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets. There is a famine for hearing the revealed Word of God: not only because the denominational churches are apostate, but because the Bride (so-called) is often sowing so sparingly . . . or not at all (Amos 8:11).

According to Revelation 22:17, in these last days "The Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come'. And let he who hears say, 'Come'. And let he who is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of Life freely." Those who have the Spirit under the Seventh Seal will be in the unity of the faith performing the work done by the cherubim under the first four Seals, guarding the throne of God and bidding sinners, "Come"! As in every Age, the Message is to whosoever will receive It, and the Bride is the one through whom God is calling His elect. In Ezekiel the Holy Spirit said, "Only seal those who sigh and cry for the abominations done in the city." Brother Branham said that the Bride should have a constant burden for the lost.

The only difference between the Bride of this hour and the Church Age saints is that we have the perfect interpretation of the Word. Revelation 22:18-19, "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 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".

Jesus is not speaking of the "letter" of the Book of Revelation or the of Bible, but of "the sayings of the prophecy of this Book". That is, the Message of the seventh angel which revealed the Seven Seals and finished the mystery of God (Revelation 22:10). The Spirit and the Bride are calling others by this revelation, "Come." This is the "Shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16.

According to Revelation 10:9-11, after the close of the Laodicean Church Age when the end-time Bride has received the Message and is "in the unity of the faith", Christ commands, "You must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings".

The five-fold ministry is sent to bring those who are already saints to maturity "for the work of the ministry" -- not to preach behind the pulpit but to "be ready always to share their testimony of the Message with meekness and fear", or pass the Life through the Body (II Peter 3:15). The ministry continues. But rather than calling pagans from every nation, tribe and tongue the end-time evangelism is calling nominal Christians out from denominational darkness into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Revelation 18:4). We must keep on the firing line.

Pattern your service after the ministry of our Lord Jesus and Noah. As they continued preaching to the souls of the lost as vindication of God's Word which condemned the scoffers, and it was impossible for them to ever be redeemed, we will preach to those who are dead while they are alive. So take heart and keep on the firing line for the Lord and right. God's Word will not return to Him void but will accomplish what It has purposed. nl178.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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