Bible Believers' Newsletter #211
"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.
This week we begin tracing the Revelation of the Seven Seals which God gave to Jesus Christ Who in turn sent and declared It by His prophet William Branham to John through a series of visions recorded during two year's exile on Patmos (Revelation 1:1).
We also welcome guest contributor, Pastor Frank Dowsett, who took over my monthly column in the subscription-based national newspaper, The Strategy. Brother Dowsett's article identifies the enemy of God and of Adam's race who always work under another name and in a different occupation. Their Madison Avenue colleagues are cashing-in on 9/11, pasting Old Glory on everything from 'patriotic' diapers to 'patriotic' bridal gowns.
Considering the common factor apparent in huge commercial failures like Enron, K-mart, Global Crossing Ltd, Ansett Airlines, HIH Insurance, Argentina, nearly every independent colony, and soon Japan and the United States, one questions the possibility of a sinister plan to hasten their one world government, the ultimate monopoly (Matthew 4:8-9). The 'equity' disappears, but the memory lingers on. . . at compound interest. Every dollar the Pharisees' FED conjures out of thin air will be paid for by Yankee blood, sweat and tears, and a pound or two of flesh.
The UK Parliament has just passed asset forfeiture legislation. The Liberal, National and Labor parties are trying to do the same in Australia by The Proceeds of Crime Bill 2001. Asset forfeiture -- ignored by the mainstream American media, and hardly noticed by the mass of Americans for more than twenty years -- has been quietly gutting US citizens.
The lords of persuasion and mind manipulation have conditioned non-Christians not to "prove all things" and think for themselves but to accept the controlled opinions of so-called 'experts' in five-second electronic grabs. Yet "the testing of your faith develops patience; and perseverence must finish its work to make you mature and complete, not lacking in wisdom." You owe it to yourself to dedicate time to follow up the links in these Newsletters because natural events are types reflecting spiritual realities. So be sure to confirm everything we present in your own Bible . . . Brother Anthony
Hebrew Weekly (Kol Ha'Ir) February 1, 2002 -- Baruch Kimmerling, professor of sociology at Hebrew University and author of "Zionism and Territory" writes: I accuse Ariel Sharon of creating a process in which he will not only intensify the reciprocal bloodshed, but is liable to instigate a regional war and partial or nearly complete ethnic cleansing of the Arabs in the 'Land of Israel.'
I accuse every Labor Party minister in this government of cooperating for implementing the right wing's extremist, fascist 'vision' for Israel. . . Never before in Israel have so many generals in uniform, former generals, and past members of the military intelligence, sometimes disguised as 'academics,' taken part in public brainwashing. . . I accuse the administrators of Israel's electronic media of giving various military spokespeople the access needed for an aggressive, bellicose, almost complete takeover of the public discourse. The military is not only controlling Jenin and Ramallah but the Israeli radio and television as well. Full story: reportersnotebook.com
New Edition of Bible will be Gender-Neutral
January 29, 2002 (AAP) --The Bible, which once taught men how to be better God-fearing citizens, will now teach "people" the same lesson.
America's most popular modern Bible is going to be gender neutral, the International Bible Society said Monday. . . Examples of some changes from 1978 to 2002: "sons of God" to "children of God" in Matthew 5:9, and "a man is justified by faith" to "a person is justified by faith" in Romans 3:28. Full story: rense.com
Einstein's E=mc2 'was Italian's idea'
Rome, November 11, 1999 -- The mathematical equation that ushered in the atomic age was discovered by an unknown Italian dilettante two years before Albert Einstein used it in developing the theory of relativity . . . Olinto De Pretto, an industrialist from Vicenza, published the equation E=mc2 in a scientific magazine, Atte, in 1903, said Umberto Bartocci, a mathematical historian.
Einstein allegedly used De Pretto's insight in a major paper published in 1905, but De Pretto was never acclaimed, said Professor Bartocci of the University of Perugia who has written a book on the subject. Full story: The Guardian www.biblebelievers.org.au
New Head for Bush's Faith-based Initiative
February 4, 2002 -- [Jesuit] Jim Towey, the founder of the seniors' advocacy group Aging With Dignity, was appointed Friday. He said that Mother Teresa had introduced him 'to the joy that comes from befriending those in need, and discovering their tremendous dignity,' The Los Angeles Times reported.
Towey, 46, takes over the leadership of the president's effort to give more federal money to faith-based groups for social programs. Unveiled a year ago, the idea has been attacked by civil liberties groups and received cautiously by churches who fear the faith dimension of their work might be restricted under government funding.
Full story: Charisma News Vol. 3 No. 219
Aussie News Blackout
Dr. John Wilson has been taking the State government and St. George Bank through the courts for several years, but his Constitutional rights have been denied. Late last year the law was changed removing his right to a jury trial, and now major newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian refuse to publish this advertisement:
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES, COMMON LAW DIVISION, SYDNEY REGISTRY, I, John Wilson of 331 North Rocks Road, North Rocks, 2151, have filed a SUMMONS on 14 January, 2002 in the Matter No: 10088 of 2002, John Wilson (Plaintiff) -v- The Hon. Robert John Carr, MP, (Defendant), alleging the Premier is guilty of the offences of TREASON and TREACHERY. The Summons has been served on the Premier through the Office of the Crown Solicitor, as advised by the Premier's Office, on 14 January, 2002 and the Premier or his legal representative must attend Court on Monday 18 February 2002 at 10am. Full story: www.rightsandwrong.com.au
Blunkett Clears Path for Compulsory Identity Cards
London, February 6, 2002 -- The UK Government took a significant step yesterday towards introducing Britain's first compulsory identity card scheme since the Second World War, invoking a furious response from civil libertarians and anti-racist groups.
Full story: www.independent.co.uk
IMF's Four Steps to Damnation
How crises, failures, and suffering finally drove a Presidential adviser to the wrong side of the barricades:
Washington, April 29, 2001 -- The former apparatchik was Joseph Stiglitz, ex-chief economist of the World Bank. The new world economic order was his theory come to life. He was in Washington for the big confab of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. But instead of chairing meetings of ministers and central bankers, he was outside the police cordons. The World Bank fired Stiglitz two years ago. He was not allowed a quiet retirement: he was excommunicated purely for expressing mild dissent from globalisation, World Bank-style.
Here in Washington we conducted exclusive interviews with Stiglitz, for The Observer and Newsnight, about the inside workings of the IMF, the World Bank, and the bank's 51% owner, the US Treasury. And here, from sources unnamable (not Stiglitz), we obtained a cache of documents marked, 'confidential' and 'restricted'.
Full story: www.observer.co.uk
"Parallels between the British Empire and the New World Order Empire are striking. . . The British Empire was built by colonizing other countries, seizing their natural resources, and shipping them to England to feed the British industrialists' factories. In the wake of the 'red coat' invasions, local cultures were often trampled and replaced by a 'more progressive' British way of life.
The Wall Street-dominated NWO Empire is being built by colonizing other countries with foreign loans or investments. When the fish is firmly on the hook, the NWO financial terrorists pull the plug, leaving the unsuspecting victim high and dry. And begging to be rescued.
In comes the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Its bailout recipes -- privatization, trade liberalization and other austerity reforms -- amount to seizing the target countries' natural and other resources, and turning them over to the NWO elites -- just as surely as the British Empire did by using cruder methods."
Comment: No surprise, the British and Wall Street's NWO empires are manifestations of that "Jewish" golem, the Empire of the City of London. Full story: www.truthinmedia.org
'Coincidence' cannot Hide Yankee Ingenuity!
Animated chart proves the 9/11 flights were coordinated so as to strike their targets within minutes of each other demonstrating this operation was not planned from a cave in Afghanistan but in the highest echelons of US security. Watch each individual flight before viewing all four simultaneously. Full story: usatoday.com
And He Spoke as a Dragon
January 31, 2002 -- The State of the Union speech given by George W. Bush Tuesday night was among the most menacing and belligerent in American history. The US president outlined a program of limitless and perpetual warfare, on every continent, and against any regime that stands in the way of the rapacious American ruling class.
Bush threatened to attack Iran, Iraq and North Korea -- mentioning the three countries by name. Despite his apocalyptic warnings about "thousands of dangerous killers, schooled in the methods of murder, often supported by outlaw regimes," these countries had nothing to do with the September 11 terrorist attacks, a fact acknowledged even by the US government.
Instead Bush outlined a new rationale for military action, claiming that Iran, Iraq and North Korea were seeking to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. He declared, "By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger."
"States like these," he said, "and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world." . . . The scale of US military ambitions is demonstrated by the gargantuan increase in the Pentagon budget that Bush proposed, a staggering $48 billion, an increase larger than the total military budget of any other country. And his call for every American to sacrifice two years in public service clearly suggests the logic of this program of unbridled militarism -- the restoration of compulsory military service for the new generation of American youth.
Full story: www.wsws.org
Russian Aide Warns US Not to Extend War to Iraq
Munich (NYT) February 3, 2002 -- Russia's defense minister, Sergei B. Ivanov, said today that Moscow did not support an extension of the war on terrorism to include Iraq, and he warned the Bush administration to remain within international law, implying that any new attacks should have a mandate from the United Nations.
. . . the official New China News Agency said, "No small number of people suspect that by labeling Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an `axis of evil,' the United States seeks to prepare public opinion for possible strikes against those countries under the banner of antiterrorism."
In 1952 Brother Branham said: 'the little lamb that rose up in Revelation 13, a lamb. Two little. . . horn -- civil and ecclesiastical power. . . freedom of religion and so forth. But after while, he spoke like a beast, like the dragon, and exercised all the power the dragon did before him, a bitter religious persecution. We're nearing that time.
You remember, Church, that you're living in the best day that you ever will live in, right now, until Jesus comes. It shall gradually. . . Not gradually, but rapidly get worse and worse.
When Russia goes down there to get that oil, look out. That's all she needs. That's what the prophet said it would do. And we're ready for it then.
So Church, get ready to meet Christ. He's sending great revivals and meetings, and stirring the full Gospel people. Signs and wonders appearing everywhere, Great wonders to draw His people together. And one day He shall come, the deliverer' (William Branham, Angel of the Lord #51-0502) Full story: www.nytimes.com
Hidden Forces Working below the Surface
It was just 70 years ago, and I was seven. We boarded the passenger liner 'Montoro' for my first overseas voyage. I well remember passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge before it had been joined in the middle. We were on our way to Rabaul, on the island of New Britain, north of Papua-New Guinea. My father had commenced a building business up there during the depression some two years earlier, and we were at last re-joining him. We lived in a rented house at a place called Valour on the opposite side of the harbour to Rabaul. I well remember waking in the middle of the night to find my parents frantically taking all the crockery off the shelves and placing them on the floor so they wouldn't fall and break because of earth-tremors.
Some twelve months later we returned to Sydney on the `Macduhi' (which was later sunk by the Japanese in Port Moresby Harbour during WW2), as mum was expecting her third child, who became my youngest brother. There was no way known that she was going to have him at the local hospital as they were in those days. After another two years we returned to New Guinea on the 'Neptuna' (which was later blown up during the Japanese air-raids on Darwin), but this time to the mainland to a town called Wau, the centre of the goldfields in the highlands. We disembarked at a place called Salamaua, on the north coast, and I had my first flight in an aeroplane to Wau. It was a single-engined German Junkers. Mum and the baby sat up front in the open cockpit with the pilot, whilst Dad and my other brother and I sat on the cargo in the main cabin, and hung on for dear life to the ropes holding them down. We couldn't hear a thing for hours after landing.
As part of his business, Dad on one occasion flew to Rabaul to check on one of his contracts. It is a terribly hot place, and he and a friend decided one day to go to the local swimming baths to cool off, which was a portion of the bay fenced with shark-proof netting, just opposite where we had lived a few years previously. They got out of their jalopy, and as they walked down to the water they were surprised to see some smoke rising from the middle of the baths. The smoke intensified very quickly, and as they watched, the tip of a cone started to rise from the water, out of which the smoke was emerging. As the cone grew larger by the minute, they realised what was happening. It was the formation of a new volcano, which was later given the name of 'Vulcan'. It was spewing pumice everywhere, and the road to Rabaul being already cut by a landslide, they headed for the hills. It entirely changed the shape of Rabaul Harbour, and the house in which we had lived a few years earlier, together with a little church into which many of the natives had taken shelter, was by now under some 20 feet of pumice, the natives being buried alive.
To make things more interesting, there was a severe electrical storm, and an older volcano on the opposite side of Rabaul township erupted in sympathy, hurling out great rocks the size of motor cars. Naturally, the township was devastated, as I witnessed a few months later when my Dad took me there for a visit.
No doubt you will be wondering why I am recounting this event. Well, volcanoes don't just happen on the spur of the moment. They are the final result of centuries of hidden forces working below the surface of which nobody, or at least very few, are aware. But the time comes when they burst forth to view, causing untold misery, devastation, and consternation. Their effects are felt in far distant places. We felt the earthquakes from hundreds of miles away, not knowing what had happened until Dad arrived safely back at Wau some weeks later. The most frightening aspect of this kind of event is that there is absolutely nothing that anyone can do about it.
As I thought back on this experience, I realised how indicative -- if not prophetic -- this was of our present position. For centuries, even millenia, powerful forces have been operating relentlessly under the surface of world events, totally unknown to the general public. Some 3,000 years ago Esau sold his birthright in exchange for material gratification, thus losing the blessing which then automatically passed to his brother Jacob to whom he had so carelessly and indifferently sold this birthright. When he realised the awesome results of his rash action, and that it could not be revoked, he promised that after his father Isaac died, he would kill his brother Jacob, in order to retrieve this birthright. The entire history of the world ever since that day has been in some form or other, the result of this vow. The forces of Esau, or Edom, or Zionism, as his descendants became known, have been working relentlessly ever since to destroy his brother Jacob's descendants. They were the Idumeans of our Lord's day. They became the founders of communism, and the source of every evil under which the Christian nations now suffer. Just as the volcanoes of which I spoke arose seemingly out of nowhere to devastate Rabaul in the late 1930's, so these destroyers have now arisen to full view. Their activities are no longer hidden. They don't have to be, as they fully realise that their plans are so far advanced, that we can now do nothing to stop their march of devastation to ultimate victory.
Their problem is that they have reckoned without the intervention of the Lord God of Israel. He has set a time limit upon their activities beyond which they will not be permitted to pass. And just as we have, generally speaking, not realised the danger in which we have been placed by them, so they likewise have no idea of what is about to happen to them. God did not make all His wonderful promises just to see them destroyed by His sworn enemies. His Word is final, and without revocation, as we read in Isaiah 34:5, "For My sword is satiated in heaven, Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom, and upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction." (Frank W. Dowsett reprinted from The Strategy Vol. 11 No. 122).
God in Simplicity
God hides Himself in the simplicity of His Word and reveals Himself in the humility of its fulfillment.
Isaiah 53:1-3, inquired: "Who has believed our Message? and to whom is the Word of the LORD revealed?" He replied with God's perspective and man's assessment: "Messiah shall grow up before Me as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: but in the eyes of man He has no form nor comeliness that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him. Men despised and rejected this man of sorrows acquainted with grief: they looked the other way when He went by; He was despised, and they did not care."
God was veiled in Christ, however because the Hebrews were anticipating kingly pomp, military bravado, or grand authority like their high priest, they could not recognize the Logos in the simplicity of Jesus Christ Who was humble and self-abasing. Jesus prayed: "O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank You for hiding these things from the wise and prudent, and revealing them unto babes" (Matthew 11:25).
It has been said of religious people that they are always looking back at what God has done, looking forward to what He will do, and are blind to what He is doing NOW. In the coming weeks as we study the Seven Seals Jesus opened in 1963 and revealed through His prophet William Branham, let us guard against man's propensity to carnality.
I Chronicles 17:1-8, "After David had been living in his new palace for some time he said to Nathan the prophet, 'I dwell in a cedar-paneled home while the ark of the Covenant of God sits in a tent'. Nathan replied, 'Do all that is in your heart; for God is with you'.
That night, the Word of God came to Nathan, saying, 'Go and tell David My servant, Thus saith the Lord, you shall not build My temple: for I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel from Egypt to this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another. In all that time I have never suggested to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed My people, saying, Why have you not built Me a house of cedars?
Therefore tell My servant David, thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took you from being a shepherd and made you the king of My people: And I have been with you wherever you have walked, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and will make your name like the name of the greatest men on earth'."
In our last issue we spoke of Bible types. The Ark of the Covenant was a type of Christ. It was anointed by God and veiled behind a tent of animal skins as Israel moved from camp to camp, but when their journey was complete and they entered their rest, king David desired to build it a temple. But because he had shed much blood, he was only permitted to assemble the materials for his natural son Solomon to erect. The temple Solomon built was but a type of God's real house, and when Israel's journey under the dispensation of the Law was complete, the real Mercy Seat was shamed and unveiled naked on a Roman Cross bearing the cruel scars of a Roman crown of thorns and the humiliation of Jewish spittle,
When David's real Seed and greater Son manifested, He warned of a time when not one stone of Solomon's temple would be left standing upon another, and sought to direct them to a Temple He would build.
For almost two thousand years from the day of Pentecost God veiled Himself behind the mortal flesh of the New Testament saints as they journeyed from Church Age to Church Age, from denomination to denomination. Like Christ, they were mocked and persecuted unto death; but at the end of the Church Ages, the mighty God was unveiled in His Own Word before we Gentiles by the revelation of the Seven Seals which brought Christ back to earth in WORD form
Like H.G. Wells' 'Open Secret,' God in simplicity stands hidden in plain view of all of the churchmen. They can not see Him since their vision is blinded by theological traditions contrary to the Word. And today, Rome and the self-styled "Jews" are uniting together again in the second crucifixion of the Word.
Jesus was the first or corner stone of the new Temple and He is also the last or capping stone, the Head of the corner. He is Alpha and Omega -- the Word at the beginning (I Corinthians 3:10-11), and the same Word restored in His Bride at the end (Zechariah 4:6-10; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:23; I Peter 2:6-8). This temple was signified by the form of the Great Pyramid that could not be completed until the head stone was placed. Brother Branham said that the angels or sevenfold Spirit of God formed a pyramid of themselves when they lifted him up and told him to return East for the ministry of the Seven Seals. God's new temple or dwelling place is the glorified elect of all Ages who were baptized into the Pyramid Body by the Messages of these angels. Jesus went away to prepare this place by interceding for the ignorance of the Church Age saints.
"In My Father's House are many dwelling places, I go to prepare a place for you . . . that where I am you may be also. You know where I am going and you know the way"
(John 14:1-4). The new Temple is the new Jerusalem which will come down from God out of heaven as the glorified Bride adorned for her Husband, and crown a 1,500 mile-high holy mountain (Revelation 21).
While in its construction the Great Pyramid surpasses the combined abilities of our age, its transcendent intelligence and supernatural profundity outclass the combined wisdom and ingenuity of all ages. Strabo said, "It seemed like a building let down from heaven, untouched by human hands."
The Great Pyramid demonstrates, in a consummate and incomparable way, and upon the plane of perfection, "the foresight of the Engineer, the precision of the Geometrician, the foreknowledge of the Historian and the wisdom of the Astronomer." Accepting as a statement of fact the unanimous verdict of all ancient Egyptian and Babylonian texts that this wonderful Pillar enshrines a Divine Revelation, but one conclusion is permissible, namely that while its Builder was Enoch -- the Shepherd King who walked with God -- its Designer was none other than the Great Shepherd, Messiah God with whom he walked revealing Himself in simplicity. It stands as a silent witness of the revelation of God to man: seen by all the world, yet unknown by the world (Isaiah 19:19).
Now for those who know what to look for and how to discern what their eyes have seen, God in Christ is in full view in His saints today by the Token or evidence of His Life on display. Yet those who are most vocal about their Christianity and expectations of the second Coming can not see that He has already come through the mouth of His Prophet in the simplicity of His revealed Word. And because they don't know the God Who dwells in simplicity they do not see Him incarnate in His saints who are the Temple of the living God.
We live in a period during which science has made amazing progress, whereas religion has not. It has been an age of scepticism and avowed atheism. Many of the leaders and intellectuals of religion have accepted scepticism rather than attempt to defend faith. Science has made us more comfortable in body, but more sceptical in mind. "It has added to our physical pleasures but taken from our Spiritual Life. It has extended our earthly horizon, but reduced our heavenly vision; enlarged our world, but shrivelled our soul."
Men of true faith know that salvation through Jesus Christ is not dogma, tradition, superstition or ritualism, but Life -- Real, Spiritual, Eternal Life. They should realize also that as God is the profoundest mathematician and the greatest scientist of all, He has provided a scientific demonstration of Himself as a witness to those who live in this Scientific Age.
The Great Pyramid enshrines the accuracy of astronomical science not knowable when it was built. The modern astronomy of the Pyramid is new to our age and was altogether unknown to all civilizations preceding us. As God's second Bible, it is perfectly aligned with the revelation of His first Bible, the witness in the Stars, and also matches His third Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
"God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty" (I Corinthians 1:26-27). The Temple of God is the redeemed of the pure bloodline of the first Adam ruled by the last Adam, the true Seed of David, and His offspring, the Bride of Christ. Now during the manifestation of the Sons of God this Royal Dynasty will be a hunted and persecuted little group, but she will endure. The Satanic bloodline is a dynasty of physical Serpent's seed ruling spiritual Serpent's seed, having risen above the wise, and mighty and noble men from among whom few are called of God.
God took David from being a humble unknown shepherd and made him king of Israel. He subdued his enemies and permitted him to gather the stones for the House of the Lord but forbad him to build it. God also called Brother Branham from his humble beginnings. He subdued his enemies so that not even cancer could withstand his prayer. He made him a name among the greatest saints of Scripture and commissioned him to gather together the lively stones hewn and polished by the apostolic faith and PART-Word of the angels to the previous six Church Ages. And as John the Baptist introduced Christ's first Coming, Brother Branham's Message introduced the Capstone (Ephesians 1:10; Revelation 10:1-7). Yet he was not permitted to finish the temple since God told him not to explain his 'Third Pull' to anyone. It is the fullness of the Word sovereignly revealed by God Who will personally finish the Work He has begun by incarnating His end-time Bride to manifest the Capstone in her flesh (Zechariah 4:9-10; Romans8:19; Revelation 10:8-11).
Brother Branham preached "God in Simplicity" in preparation for the revelation of the Seven Seals while at the same time rededicating his newly restored church building. This was a type for it is these Divinely revealed mystery truths under the Seven Seals that literally "turn the heart of the children to their Pentecostal fathers." The Reformation and Christ's mediation for the justification of the PART-Word saints ended with Laodicea. And having gathered all of the "loose ends" of doctrine not perfectly restored by the reformers, and placed the seven PART-Word Ages in time and the context of history, redemption was to be revealed: who the saints were, and how God sealed them in each Age. The revelation of the Seven Seals would restore the elect to the faith of their apostolic fathers, and "time would be no more" (Revelation 8:1).
Over the coming days as he was inspired with the revelation of the Seven Seals, Brother Branham would receive his "Elijah" anointing to introduce the Son of man Who is the Capstone which completes the new Temple. Three years later God would take his life.
Some critics claim Brother Branham could not have been the prophet to our day because he died following an accident in which a car driven by a drunken driver destroyed his vehicle. But the critics fail to see God's purpose was to force the believers to follow the Message rather than the messenger just as the persecution against the early Church at Jerusalem was to scatter believers so that the Gospel might be broadcast (Acts 8:1). Do these sceptics also doubt whether John the Baptist was the forerunner of Christ's first Coming because he was decapitated? What of Isaiah who was sawn asunder? Paul who was killed by the Romans, or Jesus Christ who was nailed to a tree? God hides Himself in simplicity and the wise and prudent can not see Him for all of their looking.
Some folk can never understand God by His revealed Word because It is so contrary to their man-made ideas. In our two previous Newsletters we explained that the "rapture" is nothing more than a revelation of the fullness of God's Word in the heart of the end-time Bride bringing her under pre-eminence. Yet one minister wrote to say the "rapture" is "Jewish lie." Surely faith is Spiritual understanding of the revealed Word of God and absolute Truth. Jesus assured His disciples He would build His Church upon Spiritual revelation and that the gates of hell should not stand against faith (Matthew 16:13-18).
When one rejects the revealed Word of God for man-made wisdom he takes the mark of the beast. When we reject God's revealed Word for private interpretations of Scripture we are taking God's place and impersonating a prophet. How foolish to pit our human wisdom against the infallible God Who promised us a prophet then sent and vindicated the late William Branham.
Man's wisdom based upon a personal interpretation of Scripture is hubris and foolishness to God Who is so great He has revealed Himself in simplicity over which they stumble.
God had Moses trained in all the wisdom of the Egyptians so that he could fail and learn to understand it was not by wisdom He would deliver Israel. It took God forty years and one hot-tempered wife to humble Moses to the point where he was able to conquer the superpower of his day by grace through faith and an old stick. Man's ways are not God's ways. The enemy didn't know that God was in the stick and in Moses.
Cain types the religious man who wants to do something outwardly. Many people try to act themselves into something, but God is not in it. If a man is not called he will not succeed in doing God a service that was never His will. Moses tried that, so did Balaam, Miriam, Dathan and Korah. Cain depended upon his intellect, and so do his people. We can trace their dynasties to the present day. Adam's lineage had simple faith which God received (Hebrews 11).
Isaiah 40:3-8 and Malachi 3:1 describe the forerunner of Messiah, but when John the Baptist came in simplicity with humility the wise and prudent ministers did not recognize him, and their king had John decapitated to satisfy the caprice of an immoral woman.
When our Elijah, William Branham, was condemned by people who did not believe in Divine healing or prophets, and claimed that he hypnotized or used psychology to heal the sick, God in simplicity confounded the critics and unbelievers by restoring a dead fish to life and healing a dumb possum that was impervious to psychological persuasion.
To refuse Light, or to refuse to look is to walk in darkness. For how are we going to see? Jesus promised He would send us a prophet in our day whose ministry would restore the apostolic faith, finish the mystery of God and call the wise and foolish virgin out from EVERY group and church that calls itself Christian. Since this is God's infallible Word, if we are still believing all of the doctrines taught prior to the opening of the Seven Seals we are clearly not Christian, or even foolish virgin. Can't we see that Christ was only a Mediator until the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again? That He was a Mediator only because the Book was sealed and that every group and church was preaching error. If we see this yet still believe in those man-made fables, we've rejected the Holy Spirit and are walking in Darkness.
Daniel said, "at the time of the end many will travel the world and knowledge shall be increased. . . the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand" (Daniel 12:4, 10).
Don't look for God in big things. God hides in simplicity and reveals Himself in humility. The rapture is that way. The Seals are that way. It is so simple. The rapture is a revelation of the Seven Seals reproducing the Life of Christ in you. Almost a generation has passed since Christ opened the Book yet the wise and prudent still won't believe. They are like Israel to whom God revealed the year, month, day and hour of Messiah's death 570 years in advance, yet 1970 years after Calvary they still dispute His Coming -- whoever He might have been.
God's Word is of no private interpretation. Amos, Peter and Jesus taught "No prophet, no rapture" (Amos 3:7; Acts 3:23; Revelation 10:1-11). God hides Himself in simplicity. nl211.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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