Bible Believers' Newsletter #198
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
Great to be with you, feasting upon the Word of Lord Jesus Christ.
Brother Branham taught us that "no true believer is any stronger and spiritually healthy and alive than his knowledge of and adherence to the pure Word of God, as seen by multitudes of examples in the Old Testament."
If our understanding does not match God's Word from Genesis to Revelation, we have the wrong revelation. Many ministers in Message circles paste a collage by quoting "what the prophet said", without placing his words from Genesis to Revelation so as to understand what he meant. The Prophet said such 'jigsaw puzzle' preachers who take the letter without the Spirit have the cow picking grass at the top of a tree. Hereby they fall into errors like 'two souls,' 'seven thunders,' 'return ministries,' and 'deity' doctrines.
If we can't clearly identify a vindicated prophet's Message in God's unchanging Word from Genesis to Revelation we are not in the same Spirit as that prophet. Acts 17:11; Romans 3:4; Galatians 1:8-9; I Thessalonians 5:21; Revelation 22:18-19 are our urim thummim. Brother Branham's Message was sent to unfold the hidden mysteries of the Bible. Ministers should have the maturity to preach faith from the Bible, not recite the letter of Message. Since the mystery of God was finished by this Message, the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him has given us the "keys" of faith that unlock the kingdom of heaven or new birth, open the graves of the New Testament saints (Hebrews 11:39-40), and change our own body in the atoms so we will never see death (I Corinthians 15:50-56; Ephesians 1:17-20).
As usual, prove all things presented in this Newsletter in your own Bible and make your election and calling sure. God bless you my Brother or Sister. . . Brother Anthony
Revelation 7:15-17: the Saved Multitude, or the Bride?
Following Newsletter #197 one reader wrote, "I see Revelation 7:15-17 speaking of the saved multitude that came through the Tribulations and who "serve Him", not the Bride as you seem to say. I thought the Bride does not go through or come out of the tribulation. I see this confirmed by Revelation 21:24 "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it . . . ." Revelation 21:27 later refers to the Elect, mentioning that only they which are on the Lambs Book of Life enter the city, but the saved seem to serve, probably just from outside, while the 144,000 serve on the inside? What am I missing here???
This is an excellent question. I was once confused over the proper understanding of this Scripture; so was Brother Branham when he was preaching the Seven Seals. You will find the references to what he has said on Revelation 7 in Scripture Concordance to Sermons by William M. Branham, a DOS program you can install on your own windows computer.
Revelation 7:9-17 is the Bride. As you say, the Bride does not go through the Great Tribulation, she is taken "out of [the] great tribulation . . ." (verse 14) by the translation following the manifestation of the Sons of God. Paul wrote, "If by any means I might attain unto the [out] resurrection from among the dead" (Philippians 3:11). He was referring to the first resurrection, which will be our translation.
The enemy will seek to destroy the Bride of Christ who will remain on earth for a month-or-so after the close of the dispensation and she will be persecuted. She will suffer, but she will endure. Fear not those things that are coming upon the earth, "having loved His own who were in the world, He loves them to the end" (John 13:1). From the day of Pentecost and particularly since the dispersion that followed Titus' siege of Jerusalem, every member of the Bride has experienced "tribulation"
(Matthew 24:21, 29; II Timothy 3:12; Revelation 12:6).
This group in Revelation 7:9-17 is constantly in the Presence of the Lord Jesus, serving Him "day and night in His temple," as a wife serves her husband, and He dwells among them as king David dwelt among his harem. The word for temple is 'naos' which refers to the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies where only the high priest could go. But the Bride of Christ are priests (Isaiah 66:19-21; I Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 1:6) united as one with their Husband through the invisible wedding union (Revelation 21:22; Daniel 9:24). Here the 'naos' is Christ and His Bride who are "the Most Holy," since they are God, manifest in their glorified flesh.
Revelation 21:23-24, "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it".
Revelation 7:16, "neither shall the sun light on . . ." . . . the Bride who is the City. The "saved" do not enter the City but toil around the world under the sun. The word "light" in verse 24 is employed as a metaphor. The Lamb is the Light of the City and the "saved" walk in the light or knowledge of Truth emanating from the City. Mount Zion will be 1,500 miles high, but since the horizon is only about 15 miles distant, the Shekinah overshadowing the City will not be visible, neither will it illumine Earth's full circle.
Jesus has gone away to prepare our place in this City whose foundation is the doctrine of the apostles and prophets and which is eternal (John 14:1-4; Ephesians 2:20; II Corinthians 5:1). We enter that City in this life by the new birth which is the baptism with the Holy Ghost the "saved" do not receive.
These teaching sermons on the Church Website further illumininate Revelation 7 which is in parenthesis or brackets giving the Bride a preview of Israel's revelation of his Queen in his new birth under the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12-17). To save your time you may search for Revelation 7 and read the relevent commentary:
http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/bb940322.htm http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/bb951017.htm http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/bb960221.htm Named in Zion (Homework this week) http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/bb960229.htm http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/bb971119.htm http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/bb971217.htm http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/bb000415.htm
Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents the end-time Bride who will not see death because only she sees the revelation of the Seven Seals which are not opened until the close of the Laodicean Church Age. After John is shown a preview of Israel's regeneration, he sees a preview of the Church Age saints already in heaven. Precisely what Brother Branham saw when he was translated "beyond the curtain of time" where the Laodicean Age saints awaited the resurrection. "One of the elders asks John, who represents us, 'Who are these folk, and whence came they?' John replied, you know the revelation better than I, you tell me. and the elder then shared his revelation."
This Means YOU Christian: World-Wide!
The 'Elimination of Terrorism Act' is being readied for a fast track through the US Congress and Senate. Lost in the rhetoric is the fact that no additional powers are necessary to fight terrorism. Nevertheless, this bill gives the Executive Branch permanent powers to engage in warfare at any time without Congressional approval -- an approach to which the founders of this nation would have vigorously rejected. Full story: infowars.com (Webmaster Alex Jones rebuilt the Mount Carmel chapel at Waco . . . an Establishmnent coverup). whtt.org
From Bollywood to Hollywood
Washington, November 10, 2001 -- The Washington Times has faked two photos in its coverage of the War on Islam. One actor was used twice: first cast as an enemy of America, then nine days later, as a friend of America. This sham illustrates the contrived nature of the War on Islam and indicates that those who run the press in America are those who designed this war. Full story: public-action.com
The Bush administration's outreach to Hollywood has taken on new urgency. The industry's top leaders, including Viacom Inc. chairman Sumner Redstone and News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, will assemble in Beverly Hills on Sunday morning with Karl Rove, the president's senior adviser, to hammer out a specific agenda for the entertainment industry to aid the fight on terrorism. . . . Showbiz, the invitation said, has long held the power "to communicate, educate and inspire" -- skills that must now be dedicated to the present crisis. . . Full story: msnbc.com
Genesis 27:39-41, "Isaac said to Esau, 'Your dwelling shall be away from the fruitfulness of the earth, and from the dew of heaven. By your sword shall you live, and serve your brother; but the time shall come when you will grow restless and want dominion, and you shall tear his yoke from off your neck. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; and when he is dead I will kill my brother Jacob."
Jacob is Israel who had respect to God's Covenant with Abraham and purchased the birthright from Esau who cared more for his stomach and the things of this world and married serpent seed women.
Esau is Edom, This carnal man did not reproach himself for despising the birthright but blamed Jacob for his sin of deceiving their father for his blessing, and thought Isaac could pronounce blessings (or prophesy) at will.
John Hyrcanus subdued and forcibly assimilated Edom into Judah. After Antipater Judah became subject to the Idumean dynasty so the Edomites are called "Jews" to this day. These non-Semitic, anti-Semitic "Jews" dominate Israel and will tread down Jerusalem throughout Daniel's Seventieth Week to the consummation, fulfilling their father's oath. Not content with dominion over Israel they are the 'hidden hand' that rules the Gentiles and demands world hegemony -- a New World Order.
An orthodox (i.e. Talmudic) Jew can never be loyal to his host nation because Jewish laws mandate the opposite: "The law of the host country will be acknowledged, as long it does not interfere with Jewish laws," reads the official Jewish introduction to an abridged version of The Talmud (Goldmann Publishers, Munich 1980, p. 52). An orthodox Jew must observe the Jewish laws against non-Jews, For instance, "What does Mount Sinai mean [to us Jews]? It is a mountain on which the hate against all peoples of the world has climbed down" (Talmud, Shabbat 89a, 89b).
In the concluding passage from the epilogue of the 1905 edition of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion documented by Sergius Nilus, you will not fail to recognize how these Protocols have been, and are even now being fulfilled to the letter to install a totalitarian New World Order under their Roman Catholic church. And remember, -- Nilus wrote these words in 1905.
"According to the testament of Montefiore, Zion is not sparing, either of money or of any other means, to achieve its ends. In our day, all the governments of the entire world are consciously or unconsciously submissive to the commands of this great Super-government of Zion, because all the bonds and securities are in its hands; for all countries are indebted to the Jews for sums which they will never be able to pay. All affairs -- industry, commerce, and diplomacy -- are in the hands of Zion. It is by means of its capital loans that it has enslaved all nations. By keeping education on purely materialistic lines, the Jews have loaded the Gentiles with heavy chains with which they have harnessed them to their 'Supergovernment'."
(Brother Branham agreed, "After the church is taken away, Rome and the Jews will make a covenant with one another. The Bible said they would, with the holy people. And now notice, they'll make it, because why? This nation is going to be busted, and the rest of the world that's on the gold standard is busted. You know that. If we're living off of taxes, due bills for forty years from now, where are we at? There's only one thing can happen. That's to call in the currency and pay off the bonds; and we can't do it. Wall Street owns them, and Wall Street's controlled by the Jews; the rest of it's in the Vatican, and the Jews have got the rest of it in Wall Street with the commerce of the world" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 168:4).
(The late Billy Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia said, "The Montefiores [who infiltrated the upper echelons of the church in England] have taken Australia for their own, and there is not a gold field or a sheep run from Tasmania to New South Wales that does not pay them a heavy tribute. They are the real owners of the antipodean continent. What is the good of our being a wealthy nation, if the wealth is all in the hands of German Jews?" (Saturday Evening Post, June 19, 1919).
"The end of national liberty is near, therefore personal freedom is approaching its close; for true liberty cannot exist where Zion uses the lever of its gold to rule the masses and dominate the most respectable and enlightened class of society."
"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."
"It is nearly four years since The Protocols of the Elders of Zion came into my possession. Only God knows what efforts I have made to bring them to general notice -- in vain -- and even to warn those in power, by disclosing the causes of the storm about to break on apathetic Russia who seems, in her misfortune, to have lost all notion of what is going on around her.
And it is only now when I fear it may be too late, that I have succeeded in publishing my work, hoping to put on their guard those who still have ears to hear and eyes to see.
One can no longer doubt it, the triumphant reign of the King of Israel rises over our degenerate world as that of Satan, with his power and his terrors; the King born of the blood of Zion -- the Antichrist -- is about to mount the throne of universal empire."
("The king of the Jews will be the real pope of the universe, the patriarch of the international church" Protocol 17.4).
"Events are precipitated in the world at a terrifying speed: quarrels, wars, rumors, famines, epidemics, earthquakes -- everything which even yesterday was impossible, today is an accomplished fact. One would think that the days pass so rapidly to advance the cause of the chosen people. Space does not allow us to enter into the details of world history with regard to the disclosed 'mysteries of iniquity,' to prove from history the influence which the 'Wise Men of Zion' have exercised through universal misfortunes, by foretelling the certain and already near future of humanity, or by raising the curtain for the last act of the world's tragedy."
"Only the light of Christ and of his Holy Church Universal can fathom the abyss of Satan and disclose the extent of its wickedness."
"I feel in my heart that the hour has already struck when there should urgently be convoked an Eighth Ecumenical Council which would unite the pastors and representatives of all Christendom. Secular quarrels and schisms would all be forgotten in the imminent need of preparing against the coming of the Anti-Christ."
Daniel, Jesus and Brother Branham foretold these Christ-rejecting churches will unite to form an image unto the beast of Rome -- ostensibly to stop Communism. Hereby they will fall into the "Jew's" trap, for Satan is the sum of wisdom and beauty, and his children are wiser in their bloodline that the children of Light, for they control capitalism, Communism and false Christianity (Ezekiel 28:12; Luke 16:8).
As we near the end of the Gentile dispensation we find the Christ-rejecting Gentile world has a form of godliness but denies the faith, having succumbed to sensual Talmudic cunning which has dissolved our social, moral and religious order into lawlessness, as prophesied in II Timothy 3, 4, and Revelation 13:17-20.
This is also Israel's dilemma. Micah 7:1-7 personifies Israel at the time God returns to reveal Himself as Son of man and reconfirm the Covenant: "Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits (the Gentile Bride), as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit. The pious man is perished out of the earth: and an upright man is no more to be found: all lie in wait for blood; each hunts his brother with a net that they may do evil with both hands earnestly. The prince demands some deed of violence, the judge agrees at a price; and the high-born pay them off, telling them whom to ruin, and together they extort it".
"The best of them is as sharp and prickly as a brier: the most upright is more crooked and difficult to handle than a thorn hedge (II Samuel 23:6) as will be proven in the day of judgment which the prophets have constantly proclaimed. Then will you be ensnared by them. Trust not in a friend, put not your confidence in a guide; seal your lips. (Israel has reached the pits of moral decay, for the "Jews" claim they are all brothers and the creation of one God, but they are without love and fidelity -- Malachi 2:1-10; Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 24:12); Rely not even upon the most trusted, even your own wife. For the son makes a fool of his father, the daughter defies her mother, the bride curses her mother in law; and a man's enemies are his own servants".
In Daniel's Seventieth Week, which is the day of the Lord when God turns back to Israel, all of the "summer fruit" will have been harvested by the Lord in the resurrection and translation of the Church, and Israel will be unable to free himself from the cabal of seemingly respectable men who are really thorn hedges, but will be caught as their victim. Friendship and love will no longer be a reliable basis for confidence, for even the relationship of family piety is lost in an unnatural perversion. But the elect Israelite will not be perplexed at the falling apart of world order. He neither casts away hope nor allows himself to be carried away by the wickedness of the "Jews". He knows that for him God's promise can not be broken. "Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me."
Speaking of this present day and the times immediately ahead, Jesus prophesied "Signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken" (Luke 21:25-26).
The nations will be perplexed or confused, not knowing what to do as they are depressed into this state by the "Jew's" strategy of dividing and weakening national integrity by engineering refugee crises that enforce the migration of Muslims into nominally Christian cultures where they can not assimilate. This tactic is calculated to engender hatred, that will culminate in World War III wherein the brainwashed unthinking Western couch potato will see Islam as aggressors against the political Zionists.
At the close of the Gentile dispensation, earthquakes will cripple America and demolish Haram al-Sharif on the temple mount, and enormous tidal waves will kill millions. Men's hearts will fail in trepidation of Armageddon or nuclear war, which are not for this time. However, these unexpected catastrophes will precipitate World War III which has been planned to force the world step a closer to one world government.
Christians will not be perplexed, for the Holy Spirit Who guides into all truth and shows things that are to transpire in our day has "finished the mystery of God" through the revelation of the Seven Seals. We will not fear, neither be confused, since we know what is happening and we'll "look up, for our redemption draws nigh".
The Bible was sealed from the foundation of the world unto the time of the end (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4). "The time of the end" commenced in March, 1963, when Christ took the Book and opened the Seals (Revelation 5:5:1-5; 10:1-7). Christ revealed these mysteries to John through William Branham who was the angel at the time of the end. We know he was the angel to the seventh or Laodicean Church Age whom John heard throughout this Book because no man was worthy to open or even look upon the book until Christ opened the Seals and revealed their mysteries to the seventh angel, after the close of the Laodicean Church Age.
God revealed these things to Jesus after He had ascended to heaven (Matthew 24:37), Jesus revealed them to His angel, Brother Branham (Revelation 1:1; 10:7) who signified the history of redemption to John by Old Testament symbols in a series of visions over two years. Since this Book is revealed only to the end-time Bride, John must represent us for whom these mysteries were revealed.
John was forbidden to write what he had heard the voices of the seven thunders utter (Revelation 10:4), but the Bible promised that in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, this mystery should all be finished. And we need to know.
John, representing the end-time Bride, was caught up in Spirit into the Lord's day which begins at the Seventh Trump that ends the Gentile dispensation. He looked back into man's day whence he heard the Lord's Voice like a great trumpet and the Voice identified Itself as the Logos of God, the fullness, the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. It commanded him to record the vision and send it to the Gentile churches that are in Asia Minor.
In that first vision John "saw one like unto the Son of man standing in the midst of the seven golden lampstands". This was the Logos manifested in the glorified Bride of all Ages drawn out from the churches and united with the Son of man, standing girt about the breasts as a judge (I Corinthians 6:2).
"And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last" (Revelation 1:17).
"Every time the Lord uses those words, "Fear not," there is an engagement at hand which will involve great danger and suffering and deprivation. Now He does not say in a blunt, curt manner, 'Tribulation is coming.' That would frighten one. But like a mother who is about to turn out the light says gently to her child lest he be frightened, 'Now don't be afraid, for the light will go out and it will be dark. But remember that I am here with you.' So He says, 'Don't be afraid of man or what he can do to you. I am with you, and My grace is sufficient for you' (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 130:5).
God always gives warning before judgment, and He shows His people things which are to come so that they will not be afraid but have confidence to know He is in control, "and a very present help in time of trouble." Revelation 2:10 was such a prophecy, foretelling the rule of Diocletian, the cruelest of all emperors, and of his decade of terror against the saints of God, which but for God's mercy would have exterminated all believers.
Brother Branham brings this to our own immediate future: "What God has set His heart on, Satan is bound to try to destroy. But watch. Here is some illumination. If Satan is behind the Jews who were hailing the Christians into court [in the Smyrnean Age], then the Jews are not of God's religion but the devil's. Their gathering is also of the synagogue of Satan. And if the Roman Catholic Church killed the multitudes of believers in the Dark Ages, yes and in all ages, then they are of the devil and belong to Satan, also."
"And if you think this is shocking, just wait until the prophecy of Revelation 13 is fulfilled. It is strikingly true that the United States of America is in that chapter. The very number thirteen is a symbol of this nation. It started with thirteen colonies. Its flag has thirteen stars and thirteen stripes. And there is her destiny in the thirteenth chapter. In this image that is mentioned in this chapter will be found all the wickedness of the beast that was before it. As the beast rose at the Nicene Council, so the image will come out of the World Council of Churches with all ungodly and Satanic power to vent the anger of the devil upon the true vine of God. It will be a repeat performance of all diabolical cunning and cruelty" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p.131:3).
"Oh, little flock, do not fear. This age is fast closing. As it does those [denominational] tares will be bound together, and as a three-fold cord is not easily broken, they will have a tremendous three-fold strength of political, physical, and spiritual (Satanical) power, and they will seek to destroy the bride of Christ. She will suffer, but she will endure. Fear not those things that are coming upon the earth, for He "Who loved His own, loveth them unto the end." John 13:1. (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 355:2).
This diabolical power is rising even now in the corrupt Jew-controlled United States government which will eventually unite with the once Protestant churches under Jew-controlled Rome and speak like the Dragon before it (Revelation 13:11-12).
Fear not little Bride; not one hair of your head will be harmed. All of this is for your benefit and God's glory so that you may receive grace to develop faith through the manifestation of the Sons of God to change in the atoms for the Wedding Supper in the air.
There has been a great deal of propaganda and disinformation since the attacks upon the Pentagon and World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Rumors of biological attacks, and even nuclear bombs the size of a briefcase. But since the Taliban are losing in Afghanistan against the Northern Alliance who are fighting on horseback, we know for certain these threats and dangers are not within the power of the Taliban or Osama bin Laden but issue from the 'hidden hand' controlling the Western Media. Like the 'plane crashes in New York and Washington, these real or apparent threats are designed to move US citizens to unconsciously fear their own government so that when they have been sufficiently terrorized they will surrender their sham democractic rights and freedom to the real pope of the universe who will be the king of the Jews and patriarch of the international church.
This is an encouragement to Christ's Bride who heed the prophecy of William Branham, who in 1933 saw seven continuous visions of which five have been fulfilled. (These included the histories of Mussolini, and Hitler, Roosevelt's four terms as president, the development of a plastic bubble car, and the moral problem of our age centering mostly around women). The sixth vision concerned the rise of the Roman Catholic church while "the last and seventh vision was wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America. . . [this should] terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium."
The revelation of the Seven Seals which Jesus unveiled through His prophet in 1963 began to be understood by the Bride in the 1970's, restoring the faith and finishing the mystery of God, thereby terminating the hold of the world religious systems (Matthew 25:13; Revelation 18:4) and ushering in the Millennium spiritually. However the physical restoration and renewal of the world in the millennium will be ushered in by Armageddon, precipitated by the nuclear annihilation of Rome and America.
Brother Branham's prophecies call the bluff of the "Jew's" disinformation machine and assure us these rumors are a pack of lies. For the sixth vision shows the New World Order under the Pope of Rome following the earthquakes, tidal waves, and a brief World War III, when Russia attacks and invades America and the world's religions come together to contain Communism as Nilus recommended in 1905. What Nilus did not foresee is that the antichrist is the apostate church which as Paul foretold, "has a form of godliness but denies the faith".
The "Jew's" Roman Catholic church will end this brief "hot" World War III and the couch potatoes of the world will implore the (then Devil-incarnate) pope to rule over one world government. Almost seven years after the earthquake, the prophet said Russia (or Judaeo-Communism) will bomb both the Vatican and the United States from the face of the earth, precipitating Armageddon and the destruction of all life on earth.
I believe it unlikely that any nuclear briefcases will explode in our Western (once) Christian countries while our national leaders are "at home" since they are the traitors behind recent terrorist activity in New York and Washington. Micah 7:1-7 betrays the treachery of our utterly corrupt leaders. President Bush has just announced the decommissioning of two thirds of America's nuclear arsenal knowing that they have been financing the build-up of Russian and Chinese military might for many years. The Master race orchestrating this charade to 'herd we human cattle into the pen' control both East and West.
"The Russians are building tremendous new nuclear/biological and chemical weapons systems -- all with the assistance of US technology transfers. They are deploying on average, 3 new Topol-M 6th generation ballistic missiles per month. We built our last MX over 10 years ago, and are disarming unilaterally. Further, the Russian are building huge underground nuclear bunkers and weapons production facilities in the Ural Mountains, clearly intended to function during a nuclear war. The US intelligence community (under both Republican and Democratic administrations) knows this and are actively covering for the Russians, so the American people won't become alarmed."
"Both Republican and Democratic administrations have been supplying the Chinese with high technology weapons systems for years, knowing that they, in turn, are supplying other enemies (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, North Korea) as well. . ."
"President Clinton directed our military to absorb a nuclear first strike rather than 'launch on warning' (our only true deterrent to a first strike) and to prepare to 'retaliate' afterward. That first strike will take down all command and control, all bombers (since none are on alert), most missiles, and all satellite and submarine communications"
Comrade Manuilski, highly respected Russian winner of the Lenin 'Peace' Prize on three occasions said, "War unto death between Communism and Capitalism is inevitable. We are not powerful enough to defeat them yet. Our time will come within 20 to 30 years. In order to win we will need the element of surprise -- we must put the bourgeoisie to sleep."
"For this reason we will begin the biggest peace movement that history has ever seen. We will make proposals and concessions as have never been known. Because the West is stupid and decadent they will assist in their own destruction. They will do everything in their power to have us as their friend -- and as soon as they drop their guard we will smash them with our clenched fist" (Alan Gourley, Democracy and Treason in Australia).
Wise and foolish virgin reading this Newsletter awoke and were forewarned by Brother Branham's Message. Trimming our lamps of Establishment lies, we understand the mystery of this iniquity (Matthew 25:1-13; I Thessalonians 5:3)!
"The window of US/NATO vulnerability will begin to open in 2002 after the MX missiles are destroyed. The intention of the US to leap forward in time and field a whole new generation of high tech weaponry after 2006, coupled with the threat of a vigorous multi-tiered ABM system before 2007, almost guarantees that the Russians will see the necessity to strike before that time frame. No single issue incites Russian or Chinese fears more than the specter of an ABM system that will potentially limit their planned first strike strategy. Their opposition to this purely defensive system is clear evidence of eventual hostile intentions -- all other excuses about its potential for creating an arms race are pure propaganda. Russia is already in an arms race, building a new force of ICBMs, and the West is helping out with a steady flow of loans and joint venture military technology" (joelskousen.com).
When Jesus was on earth even He did not know the day or the hour in which "heaven and earth shall pass away" or change. But there we have it, the approximate date for the destruction of Rome and America, and the start of Armageddon (Revelation 18). "In the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound the mystery of God as He has declared by the mouth of all His prophets since the world began should be finished" (Acts 3:23; Revelation 10:7).
"But you, brethren, are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief"
(I Thessalonians 5:4). "Jesus did NOT say no man could know the year, month or week in which His coming was to be completed. So I repeat, I sincerely believe as a private student of the Word, along with Divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium"
(William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4). Taking the Scriptures and simple mathematics you can know approximately when Gentile days will end, when Christ will take His Bride Home, when Israel will be born-again, and when Armageddon will commence.
Isaiah 44:6-8, "Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, Your Redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God. (No Trinity). Who is like Me? Let them stand and proclaim, and prove their power. Let them announce the things that are coming as I have done from antiquity, and declare yet future events.
Fear not, neither be afraid in the coming violent upheavals. . ." nl198.htm
Homework: Named in Zion. I had planned to speak on Isaiah 49 in this week's Newsletter to reinforce our teaching on Isaiah 66:7-24 in Newsletter #197 until I realized this teaching was already on the Website. I commend it for your study.
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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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