Bible Believers' Newsletter #223
"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 with a warm welcome to all of our new subscribers. This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith.
Whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life, confirmed all things personally in their own Bible. . . Brother Anthony
The Committee of 300's Banking Fraud
"The Jewish people as a whole will be its own Messiah, It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy, and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this new world order the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition.
The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property, and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands". (Baruch Levy, in a letter to Karl Marx, La Revue de Paris, page 574, June 1, 1928.
This "Jewish" Holocaust is the REAL Thing
Occupied Jerusalem, April 19, 2002 -- On Wednesday I left the wasteland of Gaza and came to East Jerusalem where it is easier to base oneself for traveling. For two days I stayed in the Jenin refugee camp, returning only late this evening. Full story: aztlan.net
Israelis Forbid War Crimes Investigation in Jenin. Meanwhile, analysis and investigation of World War Two-era German war crimes is never ending
. . .The 20-member UN commission was charged with assessing the civilian death toll from the April 2002 Israeli attack on Jenin, where hundreds of civilians were killed during three weeks of assaults by jets, helicopters and bulldozers in a "zone" closed to the media by the Israeli army. . .
The traditions about war crimes committed against Jews is central to the maintenance of the Israeli state, a sly tool for obtaining Palestinian land and for portraying a nuclear power with a penchant for pulverizing dark-skinned civilians as a "victim of intolerance." Billions of dollars have been paid by Europeans -- and continue to be paid -- to the Israeli government and its agencies as "war crimes reparations."
The Israelis, however, regard themselves as immune from international prosecution for war crimes or responsibility for reparations to Palestinians. On April 28, 2002 the Associated Press reported Foreign Minister Shimon Peres as declaring, "Israel won't sit in the place of the accused. Israel will sit in the place of the accuser."
The AP dispatch added that the Israeli foreign minister described charges of Israeli war crimes in Jenin as, "baseless blame, almost a blood libel, on Israel. . ."
The current propaganda line describes a war against the Palestinian people in terms of a struggle against "terrorists," with the racist implication that all Palestinian people are terrorists, men, women and children. Full story: hoffman-info.com
Trilateral Commission in Washington
. . . those in attendance received a blunt message from the highest levels of the Bush administration: The Number One American priority, over the period to come, is a military attack on Iraq. . . The decision has been taken. it is inevitable, there will be an attack on Iraq, the only questions remaining, are when, how, and with whom?"
(Former Israeli Prime Minister . . . Netanyahu, demanded that the United States attack Iraq alone. . . ) Full story: Australian Alert Service Vol. 4, No. 13 April 18, 2002, p. 8
The Seventh Seal
Please have your Bibles handy as you study this Newsletter so that you may visualise the scenes to which I refer in sequence and in the context of Scripture.
Revelation chapter 7 is in parenthesis (or brackets) as it describes the sealing and vision of the 144,000 elect Israelites under the Sixth Seal.
God explains to John, who represents us, Christ's end-time Bride under the Seventh Seal, how He has withheld execution of His 'cherem,' and restrained His agents of destruction from "smiting the Earth with a curse" and destroying all life, until after the 144,000 have been born-again under the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12-17) through a revelation imparted by their two prophets.
Revelation 7:3, "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads". And He numbers the individuals and identifies the tribes to be sealed in Israel -- not one of whom will be a British Israelite.
Next it reveals ourselves together with the Bride of all ages in the heavenly courts of King Jesus on God's throne and Judgment Seat. Revelation 7:11-12, "And all the angels stood around the throne, and around the elders and the four beasts, and fell prostrate before the throne, and worshipped God, saying, 'So be it: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen'" (Daniel 7:9-10; Matthew 19:28; I Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2:10; 3:21; 20:4).
This is the revelation 144,000 Israelite servants of God will see when their spiritual vision is restored and they recognize Christ's parousia. Since the veil that separated the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place is done away, they will see Christ on God's throne surrounded by His Wife and their Queen, the New Testament saints (Revelation 11:19). Representing ourselves, John sees in this vision a preview of Israel's revelation under the Sixth Seal. Actually God is enthroned in each one of us for we are His temple and His judgment seat.
Matthew 12:32, "Whosoever speaks against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaks against the manifestation of the Holy Ghost from within the heart of His Bride, shall never be forgiven, neither in this world, or in the world to come".
I Corinthians 6:2, "Don't you know that the saints shall judge the world"? (II Corinthians 5:8-10; I Peter 4:17; I Timothy 5:24).
White robes signify the righteousnesses of saints, our "brothers in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 1:9; Matthew 24:21; II Timothy 3:12). These are Christ's Bride with the authority to judge the world. "I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those entrusted with authority to judge and pass sentence: and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, and who had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years" (Revelation 20:4; 19:8; 21:1-4, 23; 22:14; Isaiah 65:16-19).
We should be aware that the mark of the beast has been since Eden. Originally the beast was the man-like creature called the Serpent, the most subtil of all the beasts of the field. He was incarnate by Satan, "the sum of wisdom and beauty," and through his subtilty he beguiled and seduced Eve (Genesis 3:1-7; II Corinthians 11:2). The mark of the beast is 'reasoning against the revealed Word of God' or 'wisdom withstanding faith'. This was the mark of Cain; and it is the mark of his physical descendants and all those who reject the Holy Spirit.
The most deceptive and deadly form of the mark of the beast today is to be found within the circle of this Message -- denominational doctrine -- "so close it would almost deceive the very elect if that were possible" having "a form of Godliness that denies the revelation" (Matthew 24:24; II Timothy 3:1-5). After the close of the Gentile dispensation the mark will be forced by the removal of rights and privileges and on pain of death. And we see now the powers who managed the black ops of Australia's Port Arthur Massacre, Waco, the Oklahoma bombing and the tragedies in Washington and New York City on September 11, 2001, enacting draconian legislation in many countries that will be employed to force the mark of the beast under their New World Order which Jesus called the great tribulation.
The Seventh Seal of Revelation is also found in Matthew 24 where Jesus responds in parables to the disciples' question: "What will be the sign of end of the ages or dispensations?" He said, when the State of Israel is restored in the Promised Land "it is near, even at the doors." (Although it is a criminal state of generally non-Semitic self-styled "Jews," God, Who works all things together to bless His elect, will gather the 144,000 Israelites to Jerusalem from the surrounding nations (Matthew 24:32-34).
Brother Branham said, "The very generation of Jews that saw the return back into Palestine, that generation would see these things happen" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, 550:1).
While God deals with we Gentiles as individuals, He deals with Israel as a nation, so their elect will all be in the Promised Land where they will all be born-again as a nation in one day. As a lifespan is seventy years and the age of accountability is 12 years for a girl and 13 for a boy, the youngest of the generation that saw Israel restored in 1948 would be seventy in 2006. How close is the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation? For the Lord takes us Home three and a half years before the sealing of Israel described in Revelation 7:1-8.
However when we read through the tribal list we find the Tribes of Dan and Ephraim are not mentioned. Deuteronomy 29:14-20 explains the reason. "This covenant is not just with you who stand before God today but with all future descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. You will recall how we lived in the land of Egypt, and how we came safely through the territory of enemy nations; and have had sufficient experience of other gods, both of their nothingness, and of the contagious nature of their idols of wood and stone, silver and gold, notwithstanding. The day that any of you -- man, or woman, or family, or tribe of Israel -- begins to turn from the LORD our God and desires to worship the gods of these nations, a root will be planted that bears gall and bitterness. Let no one bless himself in his heart when he hears the Words of this curse and oath, saying 'I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart:' For the LORD will not pardon! His anger and His jealousy shall burn against that man, and all the curses that are written in this Book shall lie heavily upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven".
Herein is pronounced the curse against idolatry, or spiritual fornication. The tribe that turned to idolatry was to have its name blotted out "from under heaven." Although it remains in the Lamb's Book of Life and will be restored in the Millennium (Ezekiel 48:1-8, 22-29), it is not recognized on this side. Almost 3,000 years later we see the legacy of this idolatry under the Sixth Trumpet judgment upon Israel wherein, "the rest of the men left alive after these plagues still refused to renounce their demon worship nor their idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk! Neither did they repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries (which is the use and administration of narcotic drugs), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts".
This is a description of present-day "Jewry," the Sixth Trumpet judgment plagued this mixed multitude styling themselves "Jews" over the past eighty-four years. Paul derided these hypocrites saying, "You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost just like your fathers before you" (Acts 7:51).
When Israel is sealed, the names of Dan and Ephraim will be replaced by Levi and Joseph. The historical reason is explained by I Kings 12:25-30, "Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel. And he said in his heart, If this people go up to sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, their heart shall turn again unto their lord, and my kingdom shall return to the house of David, and they shall kill me, and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah. Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto the people, It is too much trouble for you to go all the way up to Jerusalem: from now on these will be your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. And he set one in Bethel, and the other in Dan. And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship each of them, even as far as Dan".
Whereas God had said, "What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it," Jeroboam erected these images of God against His supreme commandment (Exodus 20:4).
He set aside the prescribed order of Levites and made his own priests of any tribe, thus destroying the sacred institution of the priestly tribe who, being dispersed among all the tribes, were the guardians of the Divine law, and of spiritual and religious culture. The equivalent sin in Message circles would be permitting a rabbi or some other sinner into the pulpit, usurping God's kingdom of priests. Jeroboam flattered the people thereby, because anyone could aspire to the dignity of the priesthood and obtain its emoluments. In recent times the Roman Catholic Charismatic renewal (so-called), the Vatican's ecumenism and Rockefeller's World Council of Churches have emulated this ploy.
Furthermore, Jeroboam moved the feast of Tabernacles which was a reminder of the great deeds of God, and made it a mere nature-and-harvest feast (upsetting God's shadows and types for the redemption of man and the earth).
All of these changes that Jeroboam made in the worship were calculated on the one hand to serve his own political ends, and likewise, on the other hand, to be agreeable and very desirable to the ten tribes. He appealed to the deep-seated instincts of a portion of the people who were not satisfied with an invisible God, but wanted one they could see. And he drew the people away from the imageless temple at Jerusalem by the erection of two images at each extremity of his kingdom, thereby his State religion, while making it easier for people to attend the new places of worship, destroyed the theocratic unity of Israel and united the ten tribes in a common attitude around Jeroboam against Judah.
Denominationalism divides the brotherhood of believers. We must measure our motive and our objective against the revealed Word of God. Godliness is not to be regulated by the common wealth, but the common wealth is to be regulated by Godliness. Revelation 22:18-19 commands us not to add to or take from THUS SAITH THE LORD of God's prophet, William Branham. Jeroboam introduced what he had "devised in his own heart" as a State religion subservient to the interests of securing himself and his dynasty and made Israel to sin so that what he sought to give his kingdom durability sowed the germ of destruction and dissolution into it (II Kings 17:7-41).
Certain interests within the circle of this Message, particularly those who were personally acquainted with the Prophet, seem, like Jeroboam, intent on securing their own empires rather than advancing the kingdom of God. Congregations that continue to sit under such ministries are without the Holy Spirit and will never receive Him, for their security rests not upon God's Word and what Jesus is doing NOW, but on the sometime acquaintance of their pastor with a dead Prophet, and even impersonations of the Prophet's experiences. Their security is based upon fear and coercion; their strength does not come from their faith in the Lord. Like the tribes of Dan and Ephraim which type the end-time Message foolish virgin, their names have been blotted out under heaven, and they will be purged with the tribes of Israel during the tribulation.
The opening of the Seventh Seal closed the Laodicean Church Age and since the unwritten Seventh Seal is the revelation of the previous Six written Seals, part-Word and Christ's mediation are "done away". The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in Word form. "That which is perfect" is restoring the whole universe to perfection, completion, and eternal rest. Everything written in the Bible will be fulfilled under the Seventh Seal. The New World Order, world church system, seven Trumpets, seven Vials, three Woes, the Millennium, White Throne Judgment, even time itself; all are fulfilled under the Seventh Seal.
The revelation of the Seventh Seal is the mysteries declared by the voices of the seven thunders that John was forbidden to write: the inspiration of the sevenfold Spirit of God that endued the seven Church Age Messengers. It is the fulness of the Spirit upon the fullness of the Word which is Christ. This revelation completes His Body which is filled with Himself, the Author and Giver of all things, and "the restitution of all things spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21; Revelation 10:7). It is the 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man. And because it is a revelation, Satan who is the sum of wisdom, can not know of a certainty what it is because its not written in the Bible and must be spiritually discerned for "no man knows what it is except he who can receive it" (Revelation 2:17). He can confirm the revelation from Genesis to Revelation. This revelation was so great that "When Christ opened the Seventh Seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" (Revelation 8:1).
While sacrifices were being offered in the temple at Jerusalem, the choir sang, and the instruments played and trumpets were blown. But when the priest entered the temple to burn incense all were silent and the people prayed quietly in their hearts (Luke 1:10).
II Chronicles 29:25-29, "King Hezekiah ordered the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, as David his forefather, and Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet had commanded by the Word of the LORD through His prophets. The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets. Then Hezekiah commanded the burnt offering to be placed upon the altar, and as the burnt offering began, the song of the LORD began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments ordained by King David of Israel. And everyone worshipped the Lord, as the singers sang, and the trumpeters blew: and all this continued until the burnt offering was finished. Then the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped silently".
However "the Law was only a shadow of good things to come, and not their realization, so it can never by offering the same sacrifices continually year after year make perfect those who approach its altars. . . But Jesus Christ, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; waiting till his enemies should be made a stool beneath his feet. For by one offering He has perfected for ever them that are sanctified" (Hebrews 10:1, 12-14).
When Revelation 4 and 5 were fulfilled, the blood was lifted from the Mercy Seat, the sacrifice left the altar, and intercession was over. The Mercy Seat had become a Judgment Seat, and our Mediator had become our Judge. So in March, 1963, when Christ came forward to claim the Title Deed to His inheritance, every living soul who was not already sealed in the Laodicean Church Age (1906-1963), or in the previous Age of Philadelphia, was suspended between Life, or death in the impending tribulation. His only way back to God across that breach, as explained in Newsletters #212, #213, and #214, is through a revelation of the seventh angel's Message as Peter so plainly explained, "And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet (with the ministry of restoration -- Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:21-23), shall be destroyed from among the people".
During this silence, God calls both the wise and foolish virgin out from the world systems (Matthew 25:1-13; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4). It continues until the last one predestinated to the end-time Bride has heard his name called from the Lamb's Book of Life, or caught the revelation of the Seventh Seal and been gloriously born-again.
Then the Angel of the Covenant, having offered up the faith of the Bride of all Ages with the incense of His Own merits upon the golden altar before the throne, casts down the holy Fire of the altar in judgment into the earth (Revelation 8:1-5). And instantly the silence in heaven is shattered by the Seventh Trumpet,
Revelation 11:15-19 (16:18-21), "And there were great voices in heaven, saying, 'The dominion of this world now belongs to our Lord, and to His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever'. And the twenty-four elders seated on their thrones before God (Matthew 19:28), fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, saying, 'We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which is, and was, and is to come; because You have assumed Your great power, and have begun to reign."
"And the heathen (both Jews and Gentiles) were angry with You, but as this is the day of the Lord Your anger will fall upon them in retribution. It is time to judge the dead, and to reward your servants the prophets, and the saints, and all who revere Your Name, both great and small; and to destroy the corrupters of the earth. And the temple of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant could be seen. (Signifying God's favor toward Israel). Lightning flashed and thunder crashed, and there was an earthquake, and immense hailstones".
Revelation 8:6, "And the seven angels with the Seven Trumpets prepared themselves to sound" the mystery of the Trumpet judgments that have befallen Israel from Calvary to the close of the Gentile dispensation and which culminate in the Seventh Trumpet.
Matthew 24:31, "Christ shall send His angels (Israel's two witnesses anointed with the Spirit that inspired Moses and Elijah) with a great sound of the Seventh Trumpet, and they shall gather together His 144,000 elect Israelites from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other" by the revelation of the Trumpet mysteries.
The Gentile dispensation is over, "And the Angel who has authority over Fire came out from the altar (Revelation 8:6), and shouted to the angel with the sickle, 'Thrust in your sharp sickle now, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe for judgment. So the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress as high as the horse bridles in a stream 200 miles long" (Revelation 14:18-20).
Another reason for the silence in heaven during the holy convocation of this Bride or Omega Age is that Jesus has come from heaven with ten thousand times ten thousand of His saints, and the Bible said heaven was empty for the space of a half hour (Jude 14-15; Daniel 7:9-10). The Word is on earth.
I Thessalonians 4:16, "The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a Shout, with the Voice of the Archangel, and with the Trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (Brother Branham said he does all three things as He descends): And then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord".
The seven thunders reveal the great revelation of the Seventh Seal when He comes. Revelation 10:1-3, "And I saw another mighty Angel (Christ) come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and the rainbow was upon His head, and His face was as it were the sun, and His feet as pillars of Fire: and He had in His hand a little book open: and He set His right foot upon the (Roman Beast from the) sea, and His left foot on the (US and once Protestant beast from the) earth. And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices".
God is in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. The revelation of the Seventh Seal brought Him back to earth in WORD form with the saints who are vindicated Word, written epistles. We meet them glorified in the air which is cleansed to receive us once Satan and his demons have been cast out.
The revelation of the Seventh Seal is the unfolding of the previous Six written Seals into the fullness of the Word which is Christ. Brother Branham preached it from the opening of the Seals in March, 1963, until his death in December, 1965. It answers the question of Matthew 24:36.
This revelation is the new birth in this age that will change your body to glorified flesh, transport you to the Wedding Supper in the air and to the Millennium without death. And as Enoch walked with God and was taken Home because he had the testimony that he pleased God by his perfect faith, this revelation will make you without sin and guiltless in the sight and Presence of God.
The Seventh Seal is not written in any Bible and will not be known to the general public. If you have not yet caught the revelation, examine your own self by the Word, whether you are in the faith. Prayerfully lay aside all else to identify your life in God's Word. God is gracious, not willing that any of Adam's seed should perish. Be patient. If you are in the Bride of Christ you will see the revelation through this series of Messages on the Seven Seals. nl223.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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