Bible Believers' Newsletter #197
"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.
When Israel rejected God, He devastated the nation and the heathen dispersed or took them captive where their corrupt priesthood hybrid His Word into the Babylonian Talmud which "made the Word of God of no effect" enabling the people to lawfully sin and the priests to maintain their hold over them. Jesus' Words were vindicated when Israel crucified and put their Messiah to an open shame.
Israel interbred with Edom and other Serpent seed people who have no right to the Abrahamic Covenant. Neither are they in Adam's race which is the Book of Life and being without redemption are accursed of God (Genesis 3:15; 9:25; Obadiah; Malachi 1:1-5). So today Esau has dominion over the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as prophesied by their father Isaac (Genesis 29:39-40).
What a terrible thing to forsake God's Word and invoke His wrath. God's Law requires a life for a life. Yet for the sake of the Patriarchs God has remembered Israel. A remnant of the bloodline of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who shunned the Talmud and died under obedience to the Law has been preserved under the Fifth Seal and will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment. While an election of 144,000 will be born-again during the great tribulation. Then martyred.
Jesus gave the primitive Church forty-year's notice, prophesying a sign at which they should immediately abandon Jerusalem (Matthew 24:3, 15-21). When Rome sacked the city forty years after Pentecost, the Church escaped the blood bath. All Israel is not Israel: but an election who received Messiah delivered the Gospel to we Gentiles from among whom an election became their Brothers in the faith. Spiritual Israel comprises Hebrews and Gentiles, like Isaac, born of faith in the Promise for their hour and not by carnal desire like Ishmael.
The Gentile denominations called 'spiritual Israel' have now rejected God, crucifying unto themselves the Son of God afresh when they forsook the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963. This brought "that which is perfect" and PART-Word and a Mediator was "done away" (Acts 3:23; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:1-7).
Jesus gave His end-time Church notice, prophesying "the sign of Christ's parousia" that manifest over Arizona on February 28, 1963, by which sign we should forthwith abandon those denominational walled cities (Matthew 24:3; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). It is now almost forty years since Christ was crucified afresh. As the Message of the prophet Paul led the Church out of Israel, the Message of the Prophet William Branham restored the faith Paul delivered and has been leading Christ's Bride out of church systems and into the unity of the faith (Matthew 25:6; II Thessalonians 2:1; Revelation 18:4). Soon another sign, an earthquake, will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation.
'Christian' nations called by God's Name, hybrid the faith of Jesus Christ with the hiss of the Serpent, becoming spiritual Serpent's seed and accursed since the opening of the Seals as Christ is no longer a Mediator for ignorance (Revelation 22:9-19; John 5:27). Like Esau, all denominations have come to a place of no more repentance, and as Isaac prophesied, Esau rules apostate FALSE spiritual Israel and his nations, as he rules apostate FALSE natural Israel. And he is demanding a New World Order.
The once Christian West is today fighting the 'invisible' power proposed by Protocol 1 of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Acting under a different name and in a different occupation this 'invisible force' rules our governments and bureaucracies and drafts the statutes and laws that have destroyed our culture and economy, warped our education, outlawed Christianity, debased our morals, and perverted the Judiciary into a den of paedophiles and thieves.
Their most recent treachery is in the name but without the knowledge or authority of another 'invisible force,' their enemy fundamantalist Islam, which is being provoked to take on the role they have assigned. Islam will be made to serve their cause -- not by borrowing themselves into penury through usurious banksters which fate is reserved for the once Christian West, but by bankrolling their battles with the spoils of Western drug addicts! So that even in the absence of 'terrorist' attacks THEIR war is being fought on OUR nominally 'Christian' home turf, and radical Islam which they financed and trained through THEIR various 'fronts', will be blamed while THEIR banksters grow fat laundering drug money.
Our 'leaders' are either THEIR people or in THEIR hands, since they fund their lust for the ultimate power of totalitarian one world government and monopolisation of the world's natural resources by the narcotics trade. This finances terrorism which in turn directs geopolitical outcomes towards the goals of their masters.
Because they have appropriated the reins of power and control communications, religion and education, the citizens of our sham democracies have no voice in the administration of their nations and find themselves enticed into what will become World War III between innocent Islamic countries and the political Zionists.
In the name of 'the fight against terrorism,' these thugs who hold the keys to our treasuries, and their pseudo-Christian agents, our elected dictators, are yielding our constitutional rights and freedoms. But what of Russia, China and the rest of the Judaeo-Masonic-Communist bloc? They are and were always in their hands. Rabbi Stephen Wise quoted in The American Bulletin (May 15, 1935), said, "Some call it Marxism -- I call it Judaism." The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (Vol. IX, 1943, p. 668) says under 'Soviet Russia,' "The majority of Jewish radicals adhered to democratic socialism," (i.e. Communism).
In a speech on November 9 President Bush said the terrorists "want to kill Americans, Jews and Christians . . ." It is what he did not say that makes his speech definitive. Like Adolf Hitler and Lee Harvey Oswald, Osama bin Laden, is a scapegoat. The source of 'terrorism' is the 'invisible force' that rules our sham democracies. Nobody outside the United States could have accomplished what was achieved on September 11. It was not done on impulse but was the result of several year's planning by Israeli, British and American interests of the City of London to induce action that has been planned to cripple Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and other enemies of Israel to before Islam is FORCED into World War III.
On October 23, lsrael's Deputy Chief of Staff General Moshe Ya'alon warned of the possibility of mounting tensions between Israel and Syria, Lebanon, as well as Iran. Speaking on Israeli Radio he said, that Syria was at "a point from which [Damascus] could move towards an agreement or alternatively, return to conflict." and that Lebanon has "recently turned into a potential launching platform for Iranian-made rockets."
Meanwhile, in the United States the drumbeat for launching war against Iraq continues from the circles of Deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz, ex-CIA chief James Woolsey, and Pentagon adviser Richard Perle. The latter told the weekly Der Spiegel: "If Saddam Hussein is not defeated, the war on international terrorism would be a failure. . ."
Recent actions by Israel have been calculated to destroy the Palestinian Authority under Arafat, which is the only force in Palestine willing and able to make a just peace with Israel.
Do you remember that the original investigative trail in the Lockerbie bombing was leading to the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine/General Command -- a split-off from the PFLP and also headquartered in Damascus? This track was buried after it became clear that Syria would have to become part of the 1990-1991 "Gulf War Coalition," led by George Bush Sr. and Maggie Thatcher. According to our source, the "Libyan track" was "fiction," fabricated largely by the current FBI director Robert Mueller. Now, on October 15, an appeal process was initiated in The Hague, which will "rip apart the Libyan track" and the "Syrian angle" will come out.
This source further stated that, in his view, Bush and Blair "will deal with Syria," while the Israelis "will stay out" of direct military action. The likelihood for such a course of events has increased with the assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Ze'evi, but "the timetable for military operations is not clear." . . .
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and the Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, Gen. Harald Kujat, have confirmed that the American government has requested active military support from Germany in the 'war against terrorism.' Specifically, the American request concerns the German Army's units for detecting nuclear, chemical and biological contamination (NBC) and for decontaminating personnel and equipment affected by NBC contamination. Of special interest is reportedly the armoured personnel carrier "Fuchs," in the "NBC sniffer" role. Also, medical units specialised in treating NBC contamination have been requested.
On October 9, Gen. Kujat told senior Bundeswehr officers that the US request did not concern the current war in Afghanistan, but "later phases," when the "war against terrorism" would likely "horizontally" extend into other areas.
Karl Feldmayer, military correspondent of the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, drew the obvious conclusion from Schroeder's and Kujat's statements on October 20: "Both -- units trained and equipped for the detection and defence against nuclear, biological and chemical combat substances, as well as the deployment of military field hospitals -- make only sense where the task is to protect [Coalition] troops in combat against the effects of ABC weapons, or to provide medical treatment to wounded soldiers at greater numbers. None of these is required nor possible in Afghanistan . . . The question is posed, therefore, what are the considerations that stand behind Washington's request?"
Both components only make sense, wrote Feldmayer, in a theatre of war where large-scale combat operations are expected "against an enemy that would possess nuclear, chemical or biological weapons," and "whose armed forces are strong enough to put up resistance and inflict heavy casualties against well-armed [Coalition] ground forces, which can deploy helicopters, combat tanks and artillery." Looking at "the states of the Mideast that possess these capabilities," and which are also accused of supporting terrorists, "there are only a few: Iraq most of all, potentially Syria and Iran. A confrontation with Iraq seems to be the most likely one" (Citizens Electoral Council of Australia, Australia Alert Service, Vol. 3 No. 40, October 25, 2001).
Amos 3:7 says, "The Lord GOD will do nothing without first revealing His secret to His servants the prophets". God HAS sent us a prophet in these last days. He was William Branham. We must receive, prove, understand and become written epistles of God's Word for our day by his Message which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16; Matthew 25:5 and Revelation 18:4, God's warning and way of escape from the wrath to come. Please carefully study all of the links in this week's Newsletter.
According to Acts 3:23, "All who will not heed that prophet will be destroyed from among the people", or "cast into the tribulation where there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth" . . . and death.
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
Hildegarde of Bingen
Hildegarde of Bingen, Germany, was contemporary with Malachy of 12th century Ireland. Among 26 recorded visions, this Catholic abbess saw "the time when princes and peoples will reject the authority of the Pope. Some countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided."
"Before the comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scourged by want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent will be devastated by earthquake, storm and tidal wave. It will be divided and in great part submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea and lose its colonies."
"[After the] great Comet, the great nation will be devastated by earthquakes, storms and great waves of water, causing much want and plagues. The ocean will also flood many other countries, so that all coastal cities will live in fear, with many destroyed.
"All sea coast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves. And most living creatures will be killed. And even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the Laws of God."
"A powerful wind will rise in the North, carrying heavy fog and the densest dust. And it will fill their throats and eyes so that they will cease their butchery and be stricken with a great fear."
Could This Explain it All?
The tribe that makes up Taliban may have Jewish Roots, some say. The two Jews now living in Afghanistan are heirs to a 2,700-year-old Jewish presence that may include members of the tribe that makes up the ruling Taliban. . .
Rashid Kaplanov, a leading Moscow-based researcher of Jewish history, calls the Lost Tribe theory a legend, no matter what the Pashtuns may believe. . .
"It is clear that over the centuries lots of Persian Jews came to this territory fleeing the Islamization of the former Persian Empire, which started with the Arab-Muslim conquest" in the seventh and eight centuries, says Alexej Kornilov, a Moscow-based researcher in the history of Persian Jewry . . . Now, reportedly, only two Jews remain.
In Israel, meanwhile, the number of Jews of Afghani descent is roughly 10,000.
Full story: jewsweek.com
Red Cross Vs. Red Star of David
November 8, 2001 -- the Liberty Fund raised $564 million to respond to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Only a token percentage has actually been committed to aid the families of the victims, many who are families of the New York Police Department and New York Fire Department personnel who were killed in the disaster. There is more than $400 million dollars unaccounted for. Whether any of this missing money will be diverted to Israel is unknown. . .
The resignation of Zionist Bernadine Healy was only to appease the critics. There are more Zionists in the American Red Cross Board of Governors. The Board has, after the resignation of Bernadine Healy, already reaffirmed its existing policy of pressuring, through the withholding of $9 million dollars in administrative dues and other tactics, the International Federation of the Red Cross to include the Israeli Magen David Adom with its red "Star of David" as a member. . . Full story: aztlan.net
Colin Powell: "President Bush says we are not going to get involved in nation-building in Afghanistan. What kind of Tooth Fairy foreign policy is this? We have been involved in nation-building in Afghanistan ever since the CIA started bankrolling Hekmatyar and the Taliban in the 1980's. We created this monster. To kill it, we will have to reverse 50 years of American foreign policy in the Middle East -- a foreign policy based on oil.
Andreas von Buelow (former German State Secretary for Defence and Minister for Science and Technology), in an interview with the Kodner Stadtanzeiger, October 18, called the United States' ongoing war in Afghanistan "a great folly." Von Buelow said: "Three weeks before the arrival of winter, one will hardly achieve anything. And, I am not convinced, either, that Bin Laden is the organiser of the whole affair [the September 11 attacks] . . . Neither the Europeans nor the Muslim states have been presented with any solid evidence. Guesses do not qualify for a trial, but they are thought to suffice for starting a war. Fact of the matter is, that the American intelligence services did not know anything about the attacks in New York and Washington beforehand, but stated the day after already, that Bin Laden was behind it. With that approach, one documents one's total incompetence."
Von Buelow said the overthrow of the Taliban regime is legitimate, adding. one should not forget "it was supported by the CIA. before." He called the current conduct of the war a "morass," and that he feared "that America has not thought through the end results which its intervention will have in the Muslim world. It is more concerned about the effect on the media, than about the matter itself."
Basically, here is the story in Afghanistan: the US can't locate a guy on a dialysis machine in a cave, a guy who got treatment for two weeks in an American hospital in Dubai. Last July, the US was paying his Taliban protectors "stop the poppies" protection money. Full story: indymedia.org newsmax.com
Consider the implications of this report: Bin Laden had a $5 million price tag on his head. The CIA knew where he was, yet it did nothing. What did that CIA agent and bin Laden discuss? Go to http://www.daypop.com and search for: CIA Laden hospital dubai
The US government could not deny that it had been recruiting, training; and arming Islamic fundamentalist militants during the 1980s Afghanistan war -- including Osama Bin Laden himself: The times of such collaboration, the world was told, had long passed. But now, the US government has been hit by a new, nasty scandal, which happens to contradict the US government's cover story on the September 11 events, which claims that American intelligence and military-intelligence agencies "knew nothing" about Bin Laden's and al Qaida's plans and activities.
It has been confirmed by Macedonian, Egyptian, Russian and French intelligence sources, that one of al Qaida's senior leaders has been running a training camp for "Islamic" militants in the American-controlled sector of Kosovo. The al Qaida operatives have been functioning within the KLA, which in turn has been promoted, financed and trained by US intelligence and military specialists.
On October 24, Neue Zuericher Zeitung reported in a feature on the activities of al Qaida, in, among other places, the United Kingdom and NATO-controlled Kosovo: "According to Egyptian and French secret services, Bin Laden, who has been a guest of the Taliban together with many other wanted Islamists, brought during the late 90s some 500 Arab Mujaheddin to Tirana. Reportedly, they have fought side by side with the KLA in Kosovo, and have been involved in the most brutal acts of revenge against Serbian civilians."
These so-called 'Afghansis' were led by a brother of the head of the Egyptian terror group Jihad, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is number two in the Osama Bin Laden organisation. The brother is also a leading figure in the Egyptian Jihad group and AI Qaida. Some of the Zawahif-led Afghansis were among the KLA fighters who were rescued a few months ago by US Special Forces, as they were about to be taken prisoner by the Macedonian Army in Aracinovo near Skopje! Most revealing is the fact that Zawahiri's Afghansis and the KLA fighters were accompanied by American "military advisers"! These American "advisers" were from the "private" firm, Military Professional Resources Inc. (MPRI) -- headquartered in Virginia. MPRI's employees are "former" intelligence and military special operations personnel. (EIR sources in Macedonia have confirmed the story first published by the Russian news agencies Novosti, Itar-Tass, and the Macedonian daily Dnevnik that there is still -- as of November 1 -- a training camo run by a close associate of bin Laden in Kosovo).
For the last 18 months, the US has paid the Taliban to stop growing opium: The Taliban kept its part of the bargain until September 11. But the Taliban never got rid of its inventory. Full story: usinfo.state.gov economist.co.uk
The US Patriot Act, like John Howard's Gun Control legislation following the "City's" Port Arthur Massacre, will be counter productive in its stated aims but it will produce war -- as planned by the "City". Full story: observer.co.uk
New World Order and Protocol 10.19
"But you yourselves know perfectly well that to produce the possibility of the expression of such wishes by all the nations, it is indispensable to trouble in all countries the people's relations with their governments so as to utterly exhaust humanity with dissension, hatred, struggle, and even by the use of torture, by starvation, by the inoculation of diseases, by want, so that the Goyim see no other issue than to take refuge in our complete sovereignty in money and in all else."
Full story: Protocol 10.19 Leonard Horowitz
Spooks Out of Office when WTC Cut Down
The FBI and the Secret Service had offices in the World Trade Center, and while other businesses located in those twin towers lost hundreds of employees, the FBI and Secret Service conveniently had only one employee each in the towers when they came down. Full story: lasttrumpetministries.org
A Glorious Destiny
What a glorious destiny awaits God's elect, for New Jerusalem is the omniscient God manifest in the glorified flesh of His Family. In this form the 'saved' will worship God throughout eternity. Ezekiel called the Name of the City Jehovah-Shammah, "the Lord is There," which has the same meaning as Emmanuel, "God with us".
Israel is the ideal representative of his descendants, the overcoming Church made up of an election of Hebrews and believing Gentiles born through Abraham's Royal Seed, our Lord Jesus Christ, to the exclusion of unbelieving Israelites.
Israel's Seed shall not merely take possession of some nations but of all nations with their inhabitants who are the seed of Israel by the baptism with the Holy Ghost (Galatians 3:27-29). As these are a Spiritual, not corporeal posterity, Israel through all generations has been a people filled with the Spirit, and the people of God in the most exalted sense.
The long and painful national history shall have for its issue the birth of a true Israel: for the new birth of the 144,000 elect Israelites completes the redemption of Messiah's firstfruits unto God, and in the millennium Israel will be a nation under David's greater Son, our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 1:6). But as they begin to catch the revelation of His 'parousia' the 144,000 converts from Israel's apostacy will wonder how Zion came to have so many children.
Isaiah 66:7-9, "Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? says your God"?
All of the friends of Jerusalem who had before mourned over her are now justly called upon to rejoice over her and gloriously to participate in her happiness, for the Lord will bestow upon her abundant peace and glory and the Israelites will be comforted by Him with a mother's love, and comforted in Jerusalem, and His strong right arm shall be manifested toward them in His 'parousia' which is their revelation of New Jerusalem, the Bride of Christ, and His indignation on His enemies.
Isaiah 66:10-11, "Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for her: That you may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that you may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory".
Metaphorically New Jerusalem is a mother because Israel is re-born through his revelation of her as God made manifest in his glorified King and Queen. His joy at her prosperity is their mutual joy as they feed to eternal Life from the milk of faith as Adam and Eve would have 'eaten' themselves to eternal Life by the Tree of Life. Brother Branham said, it is their joy in this revelation that "anoints the most Holy," calling destruction upon the wicked, and the Millennium (Daniel 9:24).
Paul rightly calls heavenly Jerusalem "the general assembly and Church of the first-born (or elect), which are written in heaven", "the mother of us all" and compares Abraham's first two wives with the two Jerusalems.
Galatians 4:22-31, "For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise (or spoken Word -- Romans 10:17). These things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which bears children to bondage, which is Hagar. For Hagar types mount Sinai in Arabia, and belongs in the same category as Jerusalem which now is, for she is in bondage with her children."
The children of old earthly Jerusalem were born in bondage to the Law. Before Calvary they had to assemble in that city three times each year for this was the place God chose to put His Name; only here was the blood of atonement shed.
"But Jerusalem which is above is free, (New Jerusalem) which is the mother of us all (who are born free from sin and death. It is the source of our eternal Life, the place God chose to put His Name -- Ezekiel 48:35). For it is written, 'Rejoice, O barren woman who has not given birth; break forth and cry, you who travailed not: for the desolate has many more children than she which has a husband.'
"Now we Christians, like Isaac, are the children of promise. But as Ishmael who was born after the flesh persecuted Isaac who was born after the Spirit, those who claim the Old Covenant persecute the children of God's promise even now. Nevertheless, Scripture says, 'Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, (earthly Jerusalem which was under the Law and the blood of bulls and goats) but of the free (heavenly Jerusalem which is redeemed and under the blood of God)".
Paul and Isaiah meant New Jerusalem that is above, "the city founded" upon God's Word after which Abraham sought, "whose builder and maker is God;" the place Jesus has gone to prepare for us and which will descend as a bride adorned for her husband (Hebrews 11:10; Isaiah 65:17-25; 66:10-20; John 14:2-3; Revelation 21). Natural Jerusalem was but a shadow and type of the spiritual. God has no plans to reconstruct and restore the old earthly city of Jerusalem, nor will He have any part in the temple that is to be built.
Isaiah 66:12-13, "Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall you suck, you shall be borne upon her hips, and be dandled upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem."
From this point Jerusalem's children are treated as one new man -- Israel (Ephesians 2:15), a nation gathered from all nations into the arms of Divine love in "Jerusalem that is above, the mother of us all". "The peace of God, which passes all understanding " is revelation which will regenerate the 144,000 and "preserve their hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7; Matthew 11:29). The comfort or consolation of this revelation keeps them faithful unto death through martyrdom at the hands of Rome in league with the "Jews", as their Lord was crucified by the "Jews" in league with Rome (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 6:11; 13:7).
Once in the New Jerusalem by faith, or born-again, the sad recollections of "those that mourn" for the evil done 2,000 years ago in old Jerusalem are wholly obliterated and the regeneration and joy of Israel is coincident with the destruction of his enemies (Isaiah 61:3; Zechariah 12, 13).
Isaiah 66:14-18, "And when you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like green and tender grass: and the good hand of the LORD toward His servants shall be universally known, and His indignation toward His enemies. For, behold, the LORD will come with Fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of Fire. For by Fire and by His sword the LORD will execute judgment upon all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. Those who attempt to sanctify and purify themselves for the idol-gardens, following after one in the midst (the Devil-incarnate pope), eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD. For I know their works and their thoughts: and the time is coming when I will gather all nations and tongues (against old Jerusalem); where they shall see My glory."
God's judgment begins upon Israel, by sifting, gathering and purging the 144,000 elect as a refiner purifies silver or gold, in order to separate and sanctify an offering of firstfruits into the Lord (Malachi 3:2-6).
"At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Jews. But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth. With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000 [by faith, NOT by sight]. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation [to the Church through the revelation of the Seven Trumpets and Seven Vials], they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is alright. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life." Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 41).
This is the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, wherein the 144,000 will be born-again and then martyred, the foolish virgin and other classes of the 'saved' will be purged. God's first judgment was by water, His second was taken vicariously upon Christ, and all who fail to receive this as their full atonement via the new birth will endure the third judgment by Fire, and the sword of the Word, and slaughter when the wrath of God's judgment is poured out upon His enemies such that all life on earth will be destroyed in the battle of Armageddon, and all traces of human occupation purged by Fire from the face of the earth (Malachi 4:1- 3; II Peter 3; Revelation 19:11-21).
Isaiah 66:19-21, "And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those of them who escape unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard My fame, neither have seen My glory; (NOT to 'ten lost tribes') and they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles. And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon dromedaries, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, says the LORD."
This "sign" to Israel was Jesus Christ (Luke 2:34).
Isaiah 11:10-12, "And it shall be that in that day a root of Jesse shall stand for a sign to the people; of Him shall the Gentiles enquire and seek understanding: and the place of His rest (New Jerusalem) shall be glorious (John 12:32; 17:21-26). In the day that the last member has been baptized into Christ and the City is complete, it shall come to pass that the Lord shall set His hand to recover a remnant of His people for the second time, from Iraq, from Upper and Lower Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Babylonia, Syria and from the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea (Jeremiah 23:5-8). He shall set up a sign for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the ends of the earth."
Christ came to His own but they would not acknowledge Him so He turned to we Gentiles to take from them a people for His Name. A Bride. This was a "sign" to Israel foretold by his prophets. The sign for the nations was the restoration of the state of Israel in unbelief in 1948. Jesus' disciples called it "the sign of the end of the ages or dispensations" (Matthew 24:3; 32-34). At the end of the Gentile dispensation God will reconfirm the New Covenant to Israel and Judah who have been gathered out of all nations. to the Promised Land by the Gentiles, largely through deceptions of non-Semitic Zionist "Jews" such as Lord Rothschild's Balfour Agreement. But "all things work together for good to them that love God who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). In Israel, 144,000 will receive Christ.
The nations mentioned in Isaiah 66:19 being the most remote of his day represent the entire heathen world. Those who were "afar off" (Acts 2:39; Isaiah 65:1). This is not the general judgment for after that there will be no nations on earth. It is the first act of the Trumpet judgments on Israel that began at Calvary and continue to the consummation. Those early Christians who escaped the persecutions of the "Jews" and fled before the siege of Jerusalem went to the nations "to Tarshish, Assyria, Lydia, and to Tubal, Greece, and to the lands beyond the sea that had not known God, and declared His glory among the Gentiles" by the Gospel Message. We gladly received It, and although the elect Hebrews among the dispersed of Israel also united with them, Israel generally has remained separate (Romans 11:7).
These verses in Isaiah 66 are reflected in Revelation 7:9-17 where John, having seen a preview of the redeemed 144,000 beholds in the vision "a vast crowd too numerous to count, from all nations and kindreds and tongues, standing before the throne of God and the Lamb, clothed in white, and holding palm branches (signifying victory), and shouting with a loud voice, 'Salvation to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb'." John recognized his Hebrew kin but he could not identify these Gentiles from "afar off," to whom the Israelites, who comprised the early Church, delivered the Gospel, starting a Fire that burns yet today.
Isaiah was not prophesying a world-wide revival after Israel sees the Light. For after the close of our dispensation there will remain no more grace to the Gentiles and the ministry will be exclusively in and to Israel. However God's judgment upon Israel will proceed, and the holy city will be trodden down by the Gentiles unto the consummation (Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2).
Isaiah 66:20-24, "And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon dromedaries, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites."
The conversion of the heathen world that will be revealed to the 144,000 under the revelation of the Seven Trumpets and Seven Vials unveils their Messiah and His Gentile Bride for the two are one; sanctifying, and safely, surely and swiftly transporting Israel as "an offering in a clean vessel" to "mount Zion, and unto the City of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem". Under the new Covenant there is no priesthood limited to Aaron's line for all Christians are priests unto God and the whole earth is His temple. The Gentiles are hereby seen as priests and Levites offering up Israel to the Lord for acceptance and regeneration.
"For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me. And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against Me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be abhorrent to all flesh."
These verses are not suggesting (as sabbath observers presume) that the seventh day will be observed throughout eternity, for the born-again have already entered their sabbath or rest, which is eternal and not an observation of days and months and years (Galatians 4:10). God is simply stating that as the renewed heavens and earth shall be eternal, so are the lives of His redeemed, and that they never depart from His Presence.
Under the Law, male Israelites from the age of accountability were to appear before the Lord in Jerusalem three times each year, but in the New Jerusalem ALL flesh shall appear before the Lord ALL of the time and walk in the Light of His glorious Presence for we are the New Jerusalem, the City wherein God dwells.
Revelation 7:15-17, "Therefore is the Bride before the throne of God, and serves Him day and night in His temple: and He that sits on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
In Revelation 21, John describes how New Jerusalem crowns the earth with God's glory and explains the symbology of its structure such as the walls representing the 144,000 elect Israelites who protect and beautifiy It, typed by the twelve Tribes which camped around the tabernacle in the wilderness. "And I saw no Holy of Holies and Holy Place therein, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its Holy of Holies and Holy Place. And the City had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine in it: for the splendor and radiance of the Shekinah glory of God illuminate It, and the Lamb is Its Light" (Isaiah 24:23; 60:19-20).
In Revelation 22 John describes those who are without the City whom Isaiah calls "an abhorring to all flesh". Outside old Jerusalem lay the valley of Hinnom, into which all of the filth of the city was cast since it was a place once profaned by idolatry. The saints will look upon it with horror since it types Gehenna which will one day be the Lake of Fire (Isaiah 48:21; Daniel 12:2; Mark 9:43-50).
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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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