Bible Believers' Newsletter #184
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
Warmest Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This has been a busy news week so let's go straight into the Newsletter, proving all things in our own Bibles. . . Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony
The Vatican and the United Nations
It is an incontrovertible fact that Zionism is now well entrenched within the establishments of the Catholic Church. The centuries old plot of the Illuminati designed to take control of the Church via a supposed ecumenical council (Vatican ll, 1962 - 65), and have Catholics 'march behind the banners of Masonry thinking they are marching behind the Keys of Peter' (Alta Vendita, 1846), has come to fruition.
Vatican City has become a rubber-stamping department for the United Nations where every whim of the New World Order is held in high esteem. John Paul II meets on a regular basis for debriefing sessions with B'Nai B'rith. In April 1983 he publicly acknowledged his on-going relationship with the Trilateral Commission. In keeping with his predecessors, Paul VI and John XXIII, he has publicly hailed the United Nations as the world's last hope of concord and peace confirming Paul VI's assertion that it represents 'the obligatory path of modern civilisation and world peace.' No mention is made of the billions of dollars provided each year by this organisation to the third world, including India and China, for abortion and contraception. He joyously celebrated the 50th anniversary of the publication of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which champions the cause of sexual perversion.
John Paul II's relationship with the UN is more than flirtatious. The Vatican is now woven into the fabric of an international clique whose ultimate objective is world domination by economic and political means. On September 22nd., 1999 Dr. Nafis Sadik, of the UN Population Fund, stated that the Vatican had withdrawn its opposition to the UN's programme of controlling world population growth by the use of artificial contraception. In 1993 Professor Robert Muller, Chancellor of the UN's University for Peace, in an address directed to John Paul II claimed that: 'Ecumenism is outmoded now. We must now move towards universal government, which will soon see the light of day, and under the impetus of John Paul II, who would be honoured if he gave the Church this programme.' In October 1999 the UN announced that it would host its first summit for world religious leaders, bringing together the likes of John Paul II, the Aga Khan, the Grand Mufti and leaders of the Jewish faith. The UN confirmed that the Dalai Lama would not be invited for fear of upsetting the Chinese leadership over the issue of Tibet.
The UN's initiative was no more than a follow up to the John Paul's world congress of religions convened at Assisi in October 1986. It was here that he publicly acknowledged the truth of paganism and encouraged the Buddhists to erect a statue of Buddha on top of the tabernacle on the cathedral's high altar. At the same time, not wishing to offend the sensibilities of the pagans, he forbade a procession in honour of the Mother of God from being held in the cathedral precincts. And to add emphasis to his belief that the Catholic Church is no more than just one among others he acclaimed, during a visit to Benin, Africa, in 1993, that: 'Voodooism contains the seeds of the Word'. (See Abbe Daniel Le Roix, Peter, Lovest Thou Me?
What a paradox that they who cling blindly to the church of Karol Wojtyla, and insist on the nomenclature of Catholic, refuse to acknowledge the time of their visitation. Even the warnings given out by the miraculous phenomena officially recognised by the Church, including the prophecy of the Blessed Virgin Mary given at La Salette in France during 1846 that: 'Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the anti Christ', are considered but empty rhetoric. On reflection we should not be surprised by such an attitude. Was it not Jesus Christ who said that even the elect would be deceived? (sic.)
T. J. Chapman
Curator, Britons Catholic Library
Neocolonial Invitation to a Tribal War
NOAM CHOMSKY, Jewish Philosopher and social critic is author of "A New, Generation Draws the Line: Kosovo, East Timor, and the Variable Standards, of the West" (Verso, 2000).
There is, of course, no symmetry between the 'ethno-national groups' regressing to tribalism. The conflict is centered in territories that have been under harsh military occupation since 1967. The conqueror is a major armed power, acting with massive military, economic and diplomatic support from the global superpower. Its subjects are alone and defenseless, many barely surviving in miserable camps.
The cruelty of the occupation has been sharply condemned by international and Israeli human rights groups for many years. The purpose of the terror, economic strangulation and daily humiliation is not obscure. It was articulated in the early years of the occupation by Moshe Dayan, one of the Israeli leaders most sympathetic to the Palestinian plight, who advised his Labor Party associates to tell the Palestinian plight, who advised his Labor Party associates to tell the Palestinians that 'you shall continue to live like dogs, and whoever wishes may leave.'
Immediately after World War II, the Geneva Conventions were adopted to bar repetition of Nazi crimes, including transfer of population to occupied territories or actions that harm civilians. As a so-called high contracting party, the U.S. is obligated 'to ensure respect' for the conventions.
For 25 years, there has been a near-unanimous international consensus on the terms of political settlement: a full peace treaty with establishment of a Palestinian state after Israeli withdrawal, an outcome that enjoys wide support even within Israel. It has been blocked by Washington ever since its veto of a Security Council resolution to that effect in 1976 (Los Angeles Times August 13, 2001). Full story: labornet.net
The New Racism
Is there some group of people whose liquidation you'd tolerate? Perhaps some race, religion or creed that deserves punishment, even extermination? . . . there is a group whose persecution you are indoctrinated to tolerate. . . Murders and rapes against this group are not worthy of detailed TV news reports.
I am talking about persecution against African whites. Yes, they are Africans -- born and bred in Africa. Yes, they are white. And yes, there is a campaign to eradicate their culture, drive them from their land, even murder them. But you won't hear about it on the evening news. You won't hear the full story because our media and our culture is racist. . .
Since 1994 blacks have killed over 1,000 white farmers in South Africa. Has there been a peep from the white world? Have American blacks complained about this treatment of a minority population in Africa? Or has a double standard emerged?
Full story: WorldNetDaily
Who Do You Think Won the Gulf War?
Even the most inexperienced private in the Infantry was capable of working out that Iraq was no threat to America at all. Unknown to American servicemen at the time, they were also engaged in one of the biggest subliminal exercises in history, with their national and regimental insignia obscured in order to create the illusion that the Jews were the all-conquering army in the Middle East, and thus to be feared and obeyed. When the shooting war was over, American servicemen were sent home to suffer the terrible pharmaceutical ravages of "Gulf War Syndrome", with more than 10,000 dying between 1991 and 2001, and countless others incapacitated for life. Full story: Vialls
And He Spoke as a Dragon
Washington (AAP) 17 August, 2001 -- The United States would expect Australians to fight and die alongside Americans in a war against China over Taiwan. . . US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage . . . suggested the US would review the alliance if Australia failed to join a regional fight in which the US was involved.
'I am not sure all of our friends here in Australia understand the significance of alliance to Americans. . . It is not a matter of political convenience or of economic interaction...
When asked about US-China tensions over Taiwan, Mr Armitage said any military action by US to defend the island was likely to also be in Australia's interest. But China was angered by a US proposal for an informal regional grouping involving its treaty partners in the region including Australia and Japan. Full Story: NineMsn.com.au
One World Government
-- It's coming whether we like it or not! "By the end of this decade (AD2000) we will live under the first one-world government that has ever existed in the society of nations"
(Pope John Paul II in the book, Keys of this Blood, 1990, by Malachi Martin).
While John Paul may have been wrong about the timing of world government, he is not wrong about its certainty. "After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a powerful beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong -- it devoured and crushed the remainder; and it was different from all the beasts before it, and it had ten horns" (Daniel 7:7).
A Constitution for the Federation of Earth has already been drafted.
Full story: WorldGlobalGov.Org
Israel to build Third Temple on Al-Aksa site
Cairo (JP) August 15, 2001 -- Israel intends to build the Third Temple on the Temple Mount in order to strengthen its hold on Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat told Arab information ministers. Arafat called upon the ministers to prevent the United States from moving its embassy to Jerusalem, Israel Radio reported. Full story: Jerusalem Post
The Incarnation of the Logos
As the brothers James and John were Jesus' cousins since their mother Salome was the virgin Mary's sister we can perhaps understand why from the cross Jesus commended Mary, who was by this time a widow, henceforth to consider John as her son and supporter, and why John should regard Mary as if she were his own mother. "And from that hour he took her unto his own home" (John 19:25-27). His foreknowledge of the turbulent lives in the ministry and the martyrdom of his own brothers, and of the long life and natural death of John may have motivated Jesus to issue these instructions.
John probably was the one with Andrew who, when the Baptist pointed to the Lamb of God, followed Jesus. The words, "Andrew first found his own brother Simon" imply that John secondly found and called his own brother James to Jesus (John 1:35-41). His acquaintance with the high priest probably began in John's early life for it is not likely that it would commence after he had become a disciple of the despised Galilean (John 18:15). And perhaps his knowledge of the history of Nicodemus which he alone records arose from this connection.
Whereas the synoptic Gospels commence with Christ's incarnation in time, John's Gospel begins with His eternal origin and looks to the fulfillment of Micah 5:2-3 which unites God and man in the Son of David in the millennium. "Bethlehem Ephratah, although you are but a small Judean village, you will be the birthplace of He Who is to be ruler in Israel; Whose goings forth have been eternity (the Logos). And God will abandon Israel to her enemies until the time of the nation's rebirth when the exiled remnants of the elect will have returned". That is, until the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week when "all Israel shall be saved" (Romans 11:25-27; Revelation 11-12).
As Abraham was the friend of God, John was the friend of Jesus. The name John means "the grace of Jehovah", and it is appropriate that the Baptist, himself a cousin of Jesus, should also have been named John. The whole of the Old Testament where the ground thought is "Israel, the people of God", is concentrated in John 1:6 because here John begins to declare that God has a new people for His possession, not born of the flesh but through revelation by His Spirit (John 1:11-13).
This antithesis between the Old and New Testaments is fully drawn between Moses who brought the Law which condemned sinners, (and all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God), and Christ, Who brought grace and truth which entitle the recipients to redemption (John 1:17). Few born of Abraham, Isaac and Israel were the elect of God.
The mysterious focus of the Old Testament is the manifestation of the Logos as the Shekinah glory, also identified with the Angel of the Lord which led the children of Israel to the Promised Land, and the shepherds from their flocks and wise men from Babylon to the Promised Son (Exodus 16:10; 24:16; Luke 2:9). And with the Angel of the Covenant as John declares, "this glory has appeared in Christ" (Malachi 3:1; John 1:11-14).
Since Jesus was before John as the Logos, He is the substance that cast the Old Testament shadows indicating good things to come (John 1:15-27). He is John's Superior and the manifestation of the Logos whence John, and you, and I, and all of God's elect sprang. He is the Messiah of promise, Who was baptised in water but Who Himself baptizes with the Spirit (John 1:31-33, 41).
John 1:1-4 has nothing whatever to do with the Man Jesus and there is no such thing as a pre-existent Jesus Christ except in the foreknowledge of God where all of His elect existed from eternity. These verses tell us that until creation began to be manifested, the Holy Spirit was alone with His thoughts. He was not as yet the Creator, but since His thoughts are eternal and they are real, they must come to pass in their designated decreed season and time.
"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). So God's thoughts are the Attributes of Himself. They are what He is, and His purpose is to gather glory unto Himself by revealing His will to a people with free moral agency to choose or to refuse to become the manifestation of His thoughts and eternal Life (Ephesians 1:3-12).
The Greek "Logos" means "thought in speech" or "expressed thought". Any word is a thought before it is expressed. So when creation and therefore time began to be manifested, the Word was existing with God as unexpressed thoughts. The great Holy Spirit was alone with His thoughts and all the knowledge He ever will have He had before anything that is created was made. Jesus Christ, who was born less than 2,000 years ago is the Logos manifest in a virgin-born Man who embodied the fullness of God's nature and character.
Before Jesus was born the Logos had manifest in the flesh of created Men and received worship (Genesis 14; 18; 32; Judges 6). Jesus was the Logos manifest in a man born of woman to fulfill Genesis 3:15; to redeem Adam and all of his race who recognized and freely chose to fulfill their part and place in the Logos and identify with eternal Life.
After the beginning when His Word had been expressed in creation, Elohim, which means "God", became Jehovah Elohim which means "Lord God", the "self-existent One". Isaiah 44:24 says, "I am the Lord (Jehovah, "the existent One", not two or three) Who makes ALL things; Who stretched forth the heavens alone; Who spread abroad the earth by Myself".
Until the beginning, God was alone with His thoughts which are the Attributes of what He is and can never change but are eternal since they are Himself expressed, but not yet manifest. "All things were made (or done) by God (not Jesus of Nazareth); and without Him was nothing made that was made. In Him was Life; and the Life was the Light of men." That word "Life" is the Greek "Zoe", God's own Life which has been illuminating men from the beginning, not just subsequent to the incarnation (Psalm 27:1; Isaiah 49:6; John 6:63; 8:12).
When a Trinitarian quotes John 1:1, he recites the letter verbatim but in his mind he understands, "In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God". He shares Roman Catholic dogma wherein Jesus was pre-existent as God's first creation, and that Jesus subsequently created the world and everything therein. They have misread Revelation 3:14 wherein Jesus describes Himself as, ". . . the Amen, the faithful and true witness the beginning of the creation of God". He did not say He is "the beginning of God's creation". For that would make Him less than God.
God's creation is His handiwork, the sun, stars, rivers and trees. Jesus is Emanuel, not a second or any other fraction of God but the fullness of God's Attributes manifest in virgin-born flesh. Jesus is the beginning of the new creation of God united with man; God's own hands becoming manifest in the flesh of His glorified Family. And the New Testament Church is the continuation of the same creation as Eve was a continuation of the first Adam. Jesus Christ and the New Testament saints is all God manifest. And in the new heavens and new earth God will be worshipped throughout eternity in the glorified flesh of His Family.
If you can see the Light Christ is shining for your day and die to the natural desires of your flesh and mortal spirit until your life becomes the manifestation of that Light, His Life will live through your flesh. That Light constantly shines in the darkness which has never been able to suppress, or absorb It. But men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil (John 3:19).
Light signifies truth and understanding whereas darkness signifies falsehood and ignorance. Light separates faith from unbelief. God's elect are children of Light, and the children of the day; we are not of the night, nor of darkness (I Thessalonians 5:5). Most of Israel in that day were children of darkness like most (so-called) Christians today.
"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John", or "God is gracious" (John 1:6). John the Baptist introduced the Light at the close of the Hebrew dispensation, and John the Revelator wrote the Book which revealed Light in the evening time for Christ's Bride before the close of the Gentile dispensation. God is indeed gracious.
God named the forerunner of our Savior before his birth as He had named Cyrus and Jesus Christ. The Baptist was not merely a preacher of repentance and a prophet, he was a witness to Jesus' adoption or placing by the Father. John alone saw God vindicate Jesus Christ by the Shekinah in the form of a dove. This sign was promised to John alone and he saw it as a vision. John alone heard God testify Jesus is the new Temple or dwelling place of His glory here on earth because it was John, not a Voice out of heaven that was commissioned to introduce Messiah. Had the assembled multitude seen the Shekinah and heard the Voice, John's cry, "Behold the Lamb of God", would have been superfluous.
John 1:7 illustrates the immense importance of the ministry. The Divine purpose was that John should redirect the faith of Israel from Old Testament shadows to Jesus Christ Who is the substance which cast them. John was a type of Brother Branham who introduced Christ's second Coming and redirected our faith from PART-Word and a Mediator to that which is perfect. John sealed his witness in his own death. God took John's life as He took Brother Branham's life so that his disciples would turn from the messenger to the Message.
Through Israel's unbelief this gracious design failed although it began to be fulfilled first in John's own disciples (John 1:35-51), and through them, in the elect of Israel who saw that Light. "Israel has not obtained that which he sought; but the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded" (Romans 11:7; Malachi 4:6a; John 17:20).
John was not that Light, merely a bright and burning candle giving cosmic light, a servant sent to witness to that true Spiritual Light (John 1:8; 5:31-35). And because he has a soul, every human being is illuminated by a conscience and born with a hunger to worship that Light.
Our English Bibles view John 1:10 through Trinitarian spectacles. It should read, "It (the Logos) was in the cosmos and although the cosmos was made by It (the Logos, not Jesus the Man), the cosmos (or carnal and ungodly multitude) knew Him not" (or failed to recognize Its human manifestation). "He came to His own and His own received Him not". "He" is the Logos manifest in the flesh of Jesus -- Jehovah of the Old Testament manifest as Israel's Kinsman Redeemer. Jesus came to His own House, supposedly the Israel of God and His inheritance, who were taught by the Law and prepared by the prophets to anticipate and receive Him (Galatians 3:24).
John 12:37-41, "Though He had done so many miracles before them, still they believed not on Him. . . that the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, 'Lord, who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?' They could not believe because Isaiah had also said, 'God has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them'. Isaiah said these things when he saw His glory". By revelation 712 years before Jesus was born, Isaiah saw the glory of God, the Logos, manifest in Jesus Christ.
Jesus' kinfolk according to the flesh rejected Him (John 8:46-48). Isaiah 1:3-4, "Even the ox and the donkey instinctively know their master and appreciate his care for them, but Israel neither know nor do they care that I am their Lord. Oh sinful nation, a people who walk bent-backed with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children that deal corruptly! They have forsaken the LORD, they have despised and provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they have turned their back and cut themselves off from My help."
The fact that this prepared people rejected Him multiplied their guilt. Romans 10:20-21, "Isaiah said, I was found of them that sought Me not; I was made manifest to them that asked not after Me. (That's we Gentiles). But to Israel he said, 'All day long I have stretched forth My hands to a disobedient and gainsaying people". When Israel rejected Him, He turned to the Gentiles. Now we Gentiles have rejected Him, and Jesus has indicted the churches as naked of the blood, blind to the Gospel, and bankrupt of the Spirit. And since He revealed the Seven Seals in 1963 He has been calling His people out of Babylon into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Revelation 3:17-20; 18:4).
John 1:12, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave authority to become the sons of God, even to them who believe on His Name". Now the benefits of the promise passes from the natural seed of Abraham, Isaac and Israel to "as many", the universal "whomsoever will" of an election from every nation, tribe and tongue in Adam's race.
I John 3:9-10, "Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin (or disbelieve His revealed Word); for His seed (the faith of Jesus Christ) remains in him: and he cannot disbelieve, because he is born of God. Hereby we know who is a child of God, and who is a child of the Devil: whosoever does not live the faith and love his brother is not of God".
When the incarnate Logos made Itself known to His prepared people they were found to be unprepared children of darkness, falsehood and Spiritual ignorance. Romans 2:13-15, "For the hearers of the Law are not just before God, but the doers of the Law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, without the Law, do by nature the things contained in the Law, these, having not the Law, are a Law unto themselves: which shows the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another".
Now here's a question for you. Why since the Patriarchs, was the election only in Israel?
This is explained by the verse we are studying. The true Light was revealed only to Israel and only those who receive the Light for their day can be adopted or placed as Sons of God. However, every tribe and tongue from Adam's race who came in contact with the Light through their relationship with Israel, and by faith believed, could come under the Old Covenant. So election was possible for all, and Israel was to live the Life, receive God's blessings, and so attract the Gentiles to the one true God.
Galatians 3 and 4 explain how Sonship or the baptism with the Holy Ghost comes by receiving the revealed Word for your day. "For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:26; I John 1:7). So as many as received the Logos, or the Logos made flesh, received authority to be recognized as Sons. "As many" as believed as opposed to "as many" as were born of Abraham's natural stock which Israel boasted and today's self-styled "Jews" falsely claim.
John 8:39-47, "They answered and said to Him, 'Abraham is our father'. Jesus responded, 'If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you wish to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. You do the deeds of your father'.
Then said they to him, 'We are not born of fornication; (they understood the original sin) we have one Father, even God'.
Jesus said, 'If God were your Father, you would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me. You don't understand Me because you cannot receive My Word. You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he exposes himself: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, you believe Me not. Which of you can prove unbelief in Me? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe Me? He that is of God receives God's Words by revelation: you therefore understand them not, because you are not of God'."
These Pharisees no doubt were Abraham's natural seed. But without Abraham's faith they were not Abraham's Spiritual seed and were of their father the Devil.
With true Spiritual authority comes adoption and the title "Son". The Word of an adopted or recognized Son has equal authority with the Word of his Father. Hence, in the manifestation of the Sons of God, what we say God will do because we are expressing the mind of the Father.
Israel were only "potentially" Sons. Galatians 4:1, "The heir, so long as he is a child is not much better off than a servant, until he comes of age (and is adopted or recognized as a son) though he be lord of all". And Israel was brought up as virtual slaves to the Law and they refused to grow up so they missed the adoption of Sons, or national bar mitzvah, and forfeited the inheritance that was to be theirs (John 3:5-7, 21; I John 1:7). As confirmed by history, Israel is God's servant nation, and "a servant may be dismissed at any time but a Son abides in the house for ever" (John 8:35).
The Messianic Kingdom begins not with the servants but with the children of God, not they with It. From Malachi 4:6a we learn that about four years after his death, the Baptist's ministry resulted in the heart of the apostolic fathers turning away from natural Israel, the servant, to the children of God, both Hebrew and Gentile.
The Kingdom began when the Holy Spirit adopted His Children on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2). Galatians 4:5-6, "To redeem them that were under the Law (most of whom were unbelievers, and not Spiritual Sons in the election, so the Gospel went to the Gentiles), that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because you are Sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."
Jesus said, "My sheep receive My Word" and because we always were His sheep, foreknown in the Logos as Sons, we recognize His Voice and cry, "Abba, Father". We always were Sons.
"As the eternal Logos (God) was manifest in the Son, and in Jesus dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and that Eternal One was the Father manifest in flesh, and thereby gained the title of Son, even so we, eternal in His thoughts in our turn became the many membered Spoken Word Seed, manifest in flesh, and those eternal thoughts now manifest in flesh are the sons of God, even as we are so called. WE DID NOT BECOME SEED BY THE REBIRTH, WE WERE SEED AND THEREFORE WERE REBORN FOR ONLY THE ELECT CAN BE REBORN. Because we WERE SEED is the reason we could be quickened. In NON-SEED there is nothing to quicken.
Hold this carefully in mind. Now take the next step. Redeem means to buy back. It restores to the original owner. God, by His death, the shed blood BOUGHT BACK HIS OWN. He bought back the Spoken Word Seed Bride. "My sheep hear My voice (Word) and they follow Me." You always were a sheep. You never were a pig or a dog turned into a sheep. That is impossible for every kind of life produces the same kind and there is no change in specie. As we were in the thoughts of God and then expressed in flesh, there had to come a day when we would hear His voice (the Word), and hearing that voice become aware of our Father calling us, and recognize that we are the sons of God. We heard His voice and we cried out as did the prodigal son, "Save me, Oh, my Father. I am returning to Thee."
A son of God can go a long time before he recognizes that he is a son. In fact a lot of true Christians are like the story of the baby eagle that was hatched out under a hen. You know that the eagle is a type of the true believer. Well, a farmer took an egg from an eagle's nest and he placed it under a hen. In due time all the eggs under the hen hatched out. The baby chicks got along fine with the mother hen but that little eagle could not figure out the clucking and scratching for food in the manure pile. He managed to make a living but he was pretty confused about it all. But one day, from way up in the air the mother eagle that had laid the egg spied that little eagle on the ground. She swooped down with tremendous speed and screamed at the top of her voice for him to fly up to meet her. He had never heard an eagle cry, but when he heard that first scream something in him stirred and he longed to launch out toward it. But he was afraid to try. Again that mother screamed for him to arise in the wind and follow her. He screamed back that he was afraid. Once more she called out, screaming that he try. Beating his wings he hurled himself into the air, and answering the cry of his mother, he soared off into the blue skies. You see he always was an eagle. He acted like a chicken for a little while but he could not be satisfied. But when he heard the call of the great eagle he came to his own place. And once a true son of God hears the cry of the Spirit by the Word, he too, will realize who he is and run to the Great Prophet Eagle and be with Him forever seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
NOW COMES OUR TRIUMPHAL CAPSTONE on the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. Galatians 4:4-7, "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ." There it is. Jesus Christ came forth, died upon the cross, and accomplished Redemption (restoring to original owner by means of purchase, or paying the price) and thereby PLACED US AS SONS. He did not make us sons, for we were already His sons, but He placed us as sons; for as long as we were in the world, in the flesh, we could not be recognized as His sons. We were held captive by the devil. But we were sons, nonetheless. And hear this: AND BECAUSE YE ARE SONS, GOD HATH SENT FORTH THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON INTO YOUR HEARTS WHEREBY YOU CRY, "FATHER, FATHER." Upon whom did the Spirit fall at Pentecost? Sons. At Corinth? Upon Sons while they HEARD THE WORD. (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 152:1-153:1).
We become or are recognized as Sons by fulfilling God's foreknowledge in regeneration by faith and receive the celestial nature (Romans 8:14-39; Galatians 3:26; I Peter 1:23; I John 3:9).
We prove we were always Sons by recognizing our Father and receive authority to become the Sons of God granted to "Them that believe on His Name". His Name reveals His Person or Office by describing Who Jesus is and what He is doing NOW. You'll recall the case of the Gentile woman who cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon".
Jesus ignored her several pleas because as a Gentile she had no claim upon Him in the Office of Son of David. Finally, she implored, "Lord, help me". And, testing her faith by pointing out that the ungodly Talmud regards her as a dog, as self-styled Jews today regard you and me as dogs and Palestinians as lice, He granted her request through her faith (Matthew 15:21-28).
We must say the right thing to God. We must know what Jesus is doing NOW. In the days of His flesh He was in the Office of Son of man the Prophet to play the part of Adam's Redeemer (Acts 2:36). Then on the day of Pentecost He took the Office of Son of God -- Spirit form, to Mediate for the Church Age saints so that they could be resurrected from the dead letter of the Law and pagan traditions to Life by the new birth (John 5:25). Then Christ took the Book and opened the Seals, resuming the prophetic Office of Son of Man to reveal the fullness of the Word to His Bride and indict the world for judgment (John 5:26-27; Revelation 17-18). In the millennium the glorified Jesus will return to earth in the Office of Son of David, and King of Israel.
All authority is in His Name (Acts 3:16; 4:12; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:9-11). Unless we do all things in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ we can expect no answer to prayer. If we know Him, we will know the Name or Office that describes what Jesus is doing NOW.
The authority for adoption does not extend through nature in any form or racial bloodline but requires a new creative act of God in a new birth. This takes place in the elect of Adam's race at any age once they identify by faith with God's will for them in their day (John 3:6; James 1:18; Ephesians 1:5).
Jesus had no natural issue yet He begat millions of sons to God. The whole Family of God is named Jesus (Isaiah 53:10; Ephesians 3:15; Hebrews 1:10-11).
John 1:13 demonstrates the insufficiency of a natural inheritance such as Israel boasted, and the British Israel sect like most Jews today falsely claim. It will perish with the world, for no flesh should glory in His Presence (I Corinthians 1:24-31).
Billions and trillions of years after time and creation began, the Logos was made flesh through a virgin's womb and we beheld the Shekinah glory of God which only the high priest saw once a year. Since the veil of Christ's flesh or Tent in which God tabernacled was rent and stretched over we Gentiles (Genesis 9:27), the Logos is incarnating Itself into God's Family from every color and tongue and tribe of Adam's race.
Brother Branham said, "I'll meet you in there". Where? In the Body of Christ, God's tent, He restored and finished by Brother Branham's ministry, and having begun a good work will finish it in us. We are adopted or placed in there by our new birth, the "Shout" of the Message; brought to maturity for the manifestation of the Sons of God by the "Voice of the Archangel", and changed in the atoms for translation under the "Trump".
The incarnation of the Logos: "Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at His second or 'parousia' Coming". New Jerusalem. bb081101.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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