Bible Believers' Newsletter #182

"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. We extend a warm welcome to new subscribers from Message, Catholic and Protestant circles and invite you to raise any questions that might be on your heart or suggest topics for review.

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. God bless you . . . Brother Anthony

Australian Taxation Office

In an affidavit given in writing to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Sydney) on August 2nd 2000 by Mr. Roger Gormly (ATO level 1 Legal Officer), and witnessed by New South Wales Government Solicitor, R.E. Thompson, Roger Gormly admitted to searching all Commonwealth records from 1900 to August 2nd 2000 and not finding any record of the Australian Taxation Office by any description listed and recorded as a legitimate and 'Gazetted' entity -- therefore, his research showed that the Taxation Office is an illegal organisation formed by Treasury and under government legislation not statutes, nor by referendum.

It is widely known fact amongst legal circles, that Taxation is illegal in New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the United States of America. Why should it be illegal? In specific political and legal terminology, taxation regimes need to be approved by the people; who are asked (forced) to pay it (alms to their masters). (Comment: I understand the US IRS is also non-existent as a legal entity.
Full story: The Strategy, August, 2001, page 4.

Did God take Counsel with Man's Election?

No! God is perfect and His Word is unchangeable. The names of His elect were recorded from the foundation of the world in the Lamb's Book of Life which can not be revised. What He does in the first instance sets the pattern for what He will do under identical circumstances throughout time. God placed Adam and Eve on the basis of free moral agency to determine their own destiny and He has given us the same power of choice with the certainty of reward or punishment.

By his foreknowledge of what all men in Adam's race would do with the Word for their age (if and when they encountered It), God knew who would surrender their ten natural senses to receive and identify with His mind (or Word) by faith and act It out in their lives, so becoming the Word in their flesh -- written epistles by their own free choice. Like Christ who overcame in the garden of Gethsemane by freely choosing God's will (Matthew 26:39) and became the fulfillment of that part of the Word from the next verse until the end of the next chapter, and the end of the Book which is eternity.

When a man chooses his wife he has already made his own decision and is not much interested in taking counsel with others. So is it with God in Christ. And His thoughts are eternal, so He is not even taking counsel with Himself.

Would Jesus go to Church?

Peter taught that the apostolic faith would be lost. He also taught that God would restore It through a prophet in these last days, and that the soul who does not receive this restoration ministry will be cast into the tribulation (Malachi 4:5-6; Acts 3:19-23). Paul said that the Gentile dispensation will end in unbelief with apostacy in the church, not revival (Romans 11:32; II Thessalonians 2:1-3).

Jesus foretold how the denominations would be naked of the Blood, blind to His Word, miserable, wretched, Spiritually bankrupt, and know it not (Revelation 3:17-20). Since Jesus will never leave nor forsake His Own, He promised us one last Word prophet, not two, or three. His ministry would restore the apostolic faith, finish the mystery of God, and call His people -- the wise and foolish virgin -- out from the Roman Catholic church and her (once) Protestant daughters into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Revelation 10:7; 18:4; Matthew 17:11; 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16). That prophet was William Branham. His Message has been calling Christ's people out of Babylon since 1963.

Paul said, "I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God". But the Roman Catholic church and her (once) Protestant daughters don't teach what Peter and Paul taught on these points. They don't even observe Scriptural water baptism as taught by Peter, Paul and Jesus Christ Himself.

As the virgin Bride of Christ, the Church is feminine in designation. Jesus calls Rome the "great whore" and the Protestants "harlots", since they claim to be married to the Word yet live in adultery with creeds. And He calls their present reunion through the Charismatic Movement, World Council of Churches, Interfaith groups, etc., "the gathering of the thorns and briars ready for the burning" (Matthew 13:30). Once God's elect have all been called out from this false church system into the Spirit, and the foolish virgin who are "the saved" receive the letter of the PRESENT Truth, the Gentile age will end. Then Rome and her daughters will rule the new world order for a season before being stoned and burnt with Fire from God in heaven.

As Israel's apostate denominations united against the Word and became the anti-Christ, crucifying Messiah and martyring the primitive Church, the apostate Gentile denominations uniting against the Word are the anti-Christ that will martyr the 144,000 Hebrew Christians and all of "the saved" during the tribulation.

It's time to cease trusting in the words of ministers and denominations against the faith and take our sole stand upon God's unchanging Word which is against every organization.

"But Brother Anthony, you're a minister, are you saying we should not trust you?"

I'm saying that you should receive the word of ministers and those in whom you have confidence with all readiness of mind, then search the Scriptures daily from Genesis to Revelation to confirm whether those things are so. Only then can your confidence rest in a clear understanding of God's unchanging Word, and not the words of man. Then without fear of failure or let-down you can take your stand in all circumstances. You trust me as I follow Christ, but no further.

Was it your church or was It God's Word that died for your redemption? Are you married to your church or are you united as one with God's infallible, invincible Word and eternal Life?

"According to a new survey, Jesus would not bother going to church if He were alive. Sixty per cent of the 931 adults interviewed believed the Son of God would not attend church services in modern times. And almost half of all Christians (43 per cent) believed the church as an organisation puts people off Christianity.

And, in a further jolt for church leaders, the survey found 71 per cent of Christians only go to church a couple of times a year, on special occasions, or not at all. The survey was carried out on behalf of the religious division of publishers Hodder and Stoughton. It also found that 48 per cent of people aged 45-54 believed themselves to be spiritual, compared with just 24 per cent of those aged 15-24 (BSkyB, August 1, 2001).

The 60 percent are right! God does not attend the vast majority of church services because all denominations put Him out at the end of Laodicea when they rejected His prophet, and He stands outside the door knocking (Revelation 3:20; II Timothy 4:3-4). Even without being born-again, 43 percent of so-called Christians could discern the hypocrisy and spiritual hollowness of church organizations. And confirming prophecy, 48 percent of those aged 45-54 who believe themselves to be spiritual know not that "because they received not the love of the Truth that they might be saved, God has sent them strong delusion that they should believe the lie, that they all might be anathema who believe not the Truth (God's Word) but have pleasure in the unrighteousness of church creed and dogma" (II Thessalonians 2:10-12).

The 15-24 year-olds were more honest. 76 percent know they have no relationship with God and project the Laodicean lukewarm care-less-about-God-and-His-Word and what-It-really-means-attitude (Revelation 3:15-16). Only 24 percent are sufficiently deluded as to consider themselves spiritual. Yet every one of these people is fulfilling prophecy in their own life. Even those who deem themselves spiritual don't realize their life is fulfilling Scripture on the wrong side of the ledger.

This delusion and lukewarmness is the fault of men in the pulpit and of fathers and mothers at home not knowing the power and therefore unable to stand on God's Word until It performs what It said. This situation did not suddenly come upon us but has crept in over the centuries as a wolf in sheep's clothing as ministers and parents gradually relaxed their stand on God's Word to please men, raising human reasoning above the unbending sovereign rule and reign of God's unchanging Word.

Most people in their congregations like most children in the homes welcomed the new easy way that does not require them to think or to sacrifice the senses of the flesh and mortal spirit in order to fulfill God's will. But the bliss of ignorance is short term. Paul said we must present our lives a living sacrifice (Romans 8:13; 12:1; I Corinthians 15:31; Colossians 3:5; Hebrews 13:15).

Job's comforter could see nothing but sin in his life. Everything about Job was wrong: his kids, his business, his wife, his friends, his health, the weather was crook, and JFK had been assassinated. But regardless of his bishop's assessment of natural things Job knew he was righteous because he knew he had met all the requirements of God's Word. And having done all, Job was immovable: standing, waiting for God to honor His Word.

What are you standing on? Are you standing on the quotes of a dead prophet not having taken them back to God's unchanging Word to ensure you know what they mean? Are you standing upon what I or your pastor teach? Our words will fail unless they match God's Word from Genesis to Revelation. And they cannot bless you unless you prove their import, understand what they mean, not what they say, then obey what God's Word said do. Or are you relying upon the church creed to take you through?

Listen, Christ was a Mediator from the day of Pentecost until the opening of the Seven Seals in 1963. A mediator is a go-between who restores unity between two parties in dispute. Those two parties were God and His elect who for almost 2,000 years could not agree on His unchanging Word. Roman Catholic and Protestant friends, this means that for 2,000 years all of your churches and every one of your popes, priests and ministers has been teaching error. Had they been teaching THUS SAITH THE LORD, the Bible could not have been sealed from the foundation of the world, Jesus Christ would not have been a Mediator, the faith would not have been lost, and God would not have promised a prophet reveal the seven thunders hidden beneath the Seals which are the mysteries that restored the apostolic faith.

Christ is not a Mediator today. Since the Seven Seals are revealed we have the perfect interpretation of the Word with no need for a Mediator since the Word corrects the error. God is now calling His people OUT from Babylon and her (once) Protestant daughters into agreement with the fullness of the Word which is Christ Himself.

Grace is not considered for sincerity when one is sincerely wrong. Grace comes through faith alone. Not through creed, or sincere belief in the guesswork of some church. And faith is a clear understanding of God's Word which is His mind expressed. Faith is infallible and can never be wrong, nor can it fail, so "Let the mind that was in Christ be in you" (Philippians 2:5).

Today people are so confused about the evidence of the Holy Ghost. Satan can impersonate any gift God has, but he cannot bring that Word, word upon word. That's where he failed in the garden of Eden; that's where he's always failed. A person can be anointed with the Spirit, speak in tongues, dance, shout, preach the Gospel, and still be a devil. It's what's happened on the inside.

Jesus said, "All the Father has given Me, will come to Me. No man can come except My Father draws him first" (John 6:44).

Now you were in your great, great, great grandfather all the way back, speaking of your physical being. Sometimes a child will be born red-headed. It astonishes the father because he knows of none of his people or the mother's who were red-headed. But if you go back several generations, you'll find out somebody was red-headed. That seed keeps coming on down, and you come in the nature of one from way back. Like Hebrews 7 which said Abraham paid tithes to Melchisedec when he was returning from the slaughter of the kings. And Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes, for he was accounted as being in the loins of Abraham when he met Melchisedec.

Now if we are a son or daughter of God, we were in Him at the beginning (Genesis 1:26-28). And when Jesus became the fullness of the Word, we were in Him then in germ form. When He was crucified, we were crucified in His body. When He rose from the dead, we rose with Him (II Corinthians 5:14-18). And since we have recognized it, we sit together with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6; Revelation 5:10-12). For if we are sons and daughters of God, we are God's children; then we're attributes of God. Then we have eternal Life. And God is the only Eternal Life there is so we were in Him from the beginning. And when Jesus became the fullness of that Word, we were part of Him then (John 14:20; Romans 8:28-33). Amen.

There you are. When that's in your heart as a revelation, faith; there's no devil, no powers that can ever move it. That's the tie post of the soul (I Peter 1:23).

You can be anointed out here in this spirit, and desire and do all these other things, but when it comes to this tie post to that Word, you'll never move from there. It'll hold right steady and true to that Word as it can be (I John 3:9; 5:18). Outside of that, regardless of what you do, you're still lost. (William Branham, Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, 6:27-29).

The tie post of the soul is seeing yourself in God's thinking from eternity (Job 38:4-7). When the Logos came out from God, you were in the Logos. Either you were always eternal, or you won't be in eternity. (See the series, Redemption Revealed).

Therefore Jesus said, "My sheep receive My Word" (John 10:1-5). Paul said, "If after the first and second admonition a man does not receive the Word for his day, he is not God's sheep; you know the election is off, just walk away from him (Titus 3:9-11).

There is no certainty in the world nowadays, not even under the letter of the law. Just ask mild-mannered dentist John Wilson who was imprisoned by judges who insisted that variable means certain. We live in the age of lawlessness. Laodicea means "communism" or "rights of the people": everyone does what is right in his own eyes as it was in Israel in the days of the Judges when there was no prophet. But God sent us a prophet in our day to bring certainty to His Bride, to give her the Absolute, revealing the tie post of her soul so she will certainly know where she stands and can "speak the Word" in the manifestation of the Sons of God.

Very soon Christians will be hunted and persecuted by church and state. We must receive the Person of Christ now: it will be too late then. But we cannot receive Christ without receiving His Word, and the Holy Spirit is here to vindicate God's Word personally to you. Not to you and your wife, you and your husband, or you and your children, but to you alone; and to them alone as individuals.

We must have a direct person to Person connection on our telephone to glory. Under the blood of bulls and goats it was possible to contact the departed saints (I Samuel 28), but not under the blood of Christ. If you try to contact God second-hand through Mary, or some dead "saint", the line will drop out. Any deceased person you might contact today is certainly no saint. The shepherd girls at Fatima were deceived.

Prove the tie post of your soul by a clear understanding of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, because nothing else will hold you. Nothing else will produce the "third pull" in the manifestation of the Sons of God.

The Bible is prophecy vindicated down the centuries and daily by historic fact. Not the lies taught in school and university as history, wars and democracy, but truthful fact which is inevitably contrary to establishment myths. Bible faith is likewise seldom what the establishment denominations teach. We must receive God's Word or perish.

Now the foolish virgin are justified by grace through faith and sanctified but without a clear revelation of the PRESENT Truth are not baptised into the Body. Either they never met the Word for their day or they were dilatory and received the letter of the Message without taking It back to the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to ensure they understand its meaning. Or perhaps their pastor has never been born-again and preaches the letter without the Spirit. No church can jump any higher than its pastor can fly. So if your pastor has never received his "wings", run for your eternal Life.

The foolish virgin today are in the so-called Message Churches. Jesus said that the "Shout" of the Prophet's Message calls both the wise and foolish virgin out of the denominations, which are not virgins but harlots to the Word (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4). And as in previous Ages, the Message itself remains pure however cliques have denominated around private interpretations of the Message, and the Spirit being grieved has departed.

One teaching surely popular with mums and dads who have no oil in their lamps states that the Bride can secure the new birth for family and friends under their Token. But God is sovereign and only His elect were in the Logos and have a tie post for their soul, being foreknown in Christ (Revelation 13:8). To be the wife of Christ and share in the millennium we must enter and unite with the Word for our day by our own faith. We must be born-again.

Salvation and the new birth are quite distinct . The wise virgin who are the saints or elect are the Lamb's Book of Life and Christ's Bride who will be glorified at the first resurrection and translation for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the sky and the thousand-year honeymoon. They are eternal Life and after the second resurrection will judge the world and grant the foolish virgin and other groups of "the saved" who remain in the Book of Life in to eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment.

Paul and Silas assured the Philippian jailer, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you and your household shall be saved" (Acts 16:31). He did not say they would be born-again. Anyone in Adam's race who has heard the Gospel and remains sanctified maintains his name on the Book of Life and is thereby "saved". If the jailer was elect and born-again but his family non-elect, provided he maintained a sanctified home and his household respected his Token, they would remain sanctified and be "saved". (And yes, there was a different Token or evidence of the Life of Christ or new birth in every Age as explained in II Peter 1:1-8 and expounded by Brother Branham in his sermon, The Stature of A Perfect Man).

Brother Branham assured us that if we hold our Token over our loved ones who are not born-again, they will remain "saved". We hold our Token over others at home, in our workplace and wherever we go by having the Life of Christ on display. So wherever we are is holy ground. Those who respect us are vicariously respecting and glorifying God in us and sanctifying themselves by identifying with God, not realizing what they are doing (II Corinthians 5:16). If your house believes as you do, claim them in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and commit them to God believing they will be saved, and praying they will receive faith to be born-again. Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe" so if you have that kind of faith and faith enough for yourself, you can have faith for your family (William Branham, C.O.D., 945:Q243; Q252).

Would Jesus go to church? We Christians are the Church and must create an atmosphere of holiness where Jesus is welcome. Christ's Church was never an organization or a building and has no Headquarters on earth. Not Jerusalem, Rome or Jeffersonville. His Church is His Body, the individual saints who make up the Bride of all Ages. It is the Temple of God filled with God, and in the new heavens and new earth He will be worshipped throughout eternity in the form of His glorified New Testament Church which is Christ revealed and manifested in His Own Word. nl182.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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