Bible Believers' Newsletter 271
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; you are welcome to fellowship.
Paul and Brother Branham warned us of a "seducing clergy spirit" among the end-time Bride. As Jannes and Jambres impersonated Moses' miracles, these quote the letter of the Message and would have you rely on their personal testimony of friendship with the Prophet rather than lead you to prove all things by God's unchanging Word. They have a form of godliness but deny the revelation.
They conform to the status-quo, until they win the group's confidence. Then they feel secure enough to inject their poison, ceaselessly repeating certain ideas until they become accepted as truths. Those who place their trust a man instead of proving all things from Genesis to Revelation will fall into their trap as they have never been born-again, and feel comfortable with their lies in hypocrisy and doctrines of demons because their propaganda matches popular tradition.
We are certainly in the harvest time, when the fruit of men's teaching declares just who is our present-day Judas, and whose doctrines are carnal. Remember the prophet Jehu's admonition to King Jehoshaphat, ". . . Because you have helped the ungodly, and loved them that hate the Lord, the wrath of God is come upon you" (II Chronicles 19:2).
In 1868 while preaching a funeral, Rabbi Reichorn (Rzeichorn) stated, "Wars are the Jews' harvests," and they are certainly reaping a bloody and bountiful harvest (working under another name and in a different occupation) in Iraq. Thanks to "patriotic Christian" soldiers with neither Christ, nor heart, nor conscience.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Greater Israel what does it really mean?
Alfred Lilienthal writes: It is vital that radical fundamental Zionism be rejected in order for peace to grow in Israel/Palestine, in the Middle East at large, and for the rest of us. Full story: alfredlilienthal.com
The complete 9/11 Story?
This article features a list of links to documented evidence of high level US complicity in the attacks of 9/11.
Full story: perso.wanadoo.fr
Barbaric Destruction and Organized Theft of Treasures
April 19, 2003 There is apparently nothing more dangerous in the physical world than allowing Zionist Jews to get control of powerful military machines, such as we in the United States have allowed in the last few decades. American vandals invaded Baghdad, with plans prepared well in advance for the looting and eradication of the Mesopotamian cultural heritage. 170,000 priceless artifacts were stolen and archives of thousands of years of history burned to ashes, by agenda of hate . . . cultural advisers to US President George W. Bush resigned to protest the US military . . .
'It looks as if part of the looting was a deliberate planned action,' said McGuire Gibson, a University of Chicago professor and president of the American Association for Research in Baghdad. 'They were able to take keys for vaults and take out important Mesopotamian materials put in safes. I have a suspicion it was organized outside the country, in fact I'm pretty sure it was.'
For avaricious American capitalism it was Iraq's resources which were to be brought under their control by this war. But America's neo-conservatives (a code word for power-Jews) and for Israel the war against Iraq was not merely waged for financial spoils but for decisive Cabalistic reasons. Full story: globalfire.tv counterpunch.org argument.independent.co.uk news.independent.co.uk israelshamir.net edition.cnn.com guardian.co.uk iraqwar.ru thestar.com
New Zionist Thought Control Scheme
April 16, 2003 The third-ranking Republican member of the US Senate, conservative Rick Santorum (Pa.), plans to introduce so-called "ideological diversity" legislation that would cut federal funding for thousands of American colleges and universities if those institutions are found to be permitting professors, students and student organizations to openly criticize Israel . . .
Joining Santorum is another Senate conservative GOP stalwart -- and a leading pro-Israel ideologue -- Sen. Sam Brownback (Kan.) who has his own scheme to call for a federal commission . . .
During the private Senate sessionof which there are no transcripts available to the taxpayers who footed the bill for the enterprisean ADL representative reportedly claimed to the gathering that the ADL's "annual audit" of anti-Semitic activity in America had detected an increase by 24% of anti-Semitism on US college campuses in the year 2002. That 24% increaseeven by the ADL's own admissionconstituted only 21 actions.
However, the ADL definition of "anti-Semitism" is so broad that it largely includes even the mildest criticism of Israel . . . Full story: americanfreepress.net
Israel Types the Church
Exodus 3:7-10, "The Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; and I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good land and a large, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto Me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring forth My people the children of Israel out of Egypt".
Romans 8:17-22, "If Christians are the children of God, then we are heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who has subjected the same in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now".
The word "exodus" means 'a massive departure.' Three exoduses are mentioned in the Bible. In the first exodus, God called Israel out of Egypt; in the second exodus He called the Church out of Israel, and in the third exodus today, He is calling His Bride out of the church. We must follow Bible shadows and types in order to recognize our day and its Message vindicated in God's unchanging Word.
II Thessalonians 2:1-2, "We implore you, brethren, by the 'parousia' Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him . . . Come out of Her, My people . . . That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand". Jesus wanted to call a people out of the Gentiles for His Name. Not her name, the church, Miss. Methodist, Miss. Baptist or Miss. Pentecostal, but Mrs. Jesus Christ. The day of Christ is the close of the Gentile dispensation when the Seventh Trumpet wakes the dead, and Christ turns back to Israel. That day has been at hand since 1963 when Jesus opened the Seven Seals and the churches rejected His revelation, falling into apostasy.
Israel's sin offering was a female animal, typing she, the church organization; their burnt offering that followed was a male lamb signifying church organization will not restore the Bride and call the resurrection, but He, the Word under the sign of Aires the Ram. In Genesis 15 Abraham split the heifer, the she goat, and a ram, and the Pillar of Fire passed between the pieces, showing that one day his Seed, the Headstone between the Old and the New Covenants, would be lifted up in supreme sacrifice between heaven and earth (John 3:14). And that after another 2,000 years, the church organizations that have failed God will be done away when the fullness of the Word is restored by the prophetic ministry of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7.
Many people claim the Jews are God's chosen people. This is not true. Not even Israel is God's chosen people. Philippians 3:4-7, "Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the Law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the Church; touching the righteousness which is in the Law, blameless. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ." Paul was most certainly no "Jew" but he was an Israelite and he did not believe Israel to be God's chosen people.
Romans 9:6-8, "Not as though the Word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall your seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed".
Certainly they were all the children of Abraham, "but, in Isaac shall your seed be called"not in any of Abraham's other ten sons. Further on, Paul illustrates how Isaac and Rebecca had twin sons, Romans 9:11-13, "The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calls." So all Israel is not Israel. Therefore God's choosing is elective, of His sovereign grace, and identified by the new birth, not of flesh inheritance through a natural birth.
In his next Book Paul explains how all Israel were baptized unto Moses in the Cloud and in the Red Sea; all ate the same manna and quail and drank life-giving water from the smitten rock typing Jesus Christ smitten on Calvary, but of all the adult Israelites who left Egypt with Moses, only two entered the Promised Land. Clearly "all Israel is not Israel" (I Corinthians 10). And among the millions of baptized 'christians' who attend church, pay tithes, and take communion and foot-washing today, few would be Christ's.
The mixed multitude that followed Moses out of Egypt typed the multitude that followed Brother Branham's Message out of the denominations in these last days. Believers, make-believers and unbelievers all shared and can retell the same external blessings. Their testimonies would almost deceive the very elect if it were possible. But the elect have had a personal internal experience of regeneration, comparing Spiritual things with Spiritual (I Corinthians 2:6-16).
The burden of the Law was placed upon Israel four hundred and forty years after God's promise to Abraham, because of transgressions; but only until Christ, the promised Seed came, to whom the promise was made (Galatians 3:19). Likewise denominational creed and dogma were added after God confirmed the promise in Christ who made the way for our placement as sons of Abraham through the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:27-29). God did not condone this any more than it pleased Him to place Israel under the Law but He allowed it under His permissive will and ordained Christ as a Mediator; but only until the second or 'parousia' Coming of He to Whom the promise was made.
God finds it difficult to find one man under pre-eminence, let alone a whole people. Brother Branham said, according to Bible types, the elect is less than one in a million of those who profess to believe. Now election is different to Law. Election is without repentance by God's sovereign choosing and unconditional (Romans 9:16). God's elect are written in the Lamb's Book of Life and can never be lost for they are Attributes of God and eternal Life.
So we find God's election in one man: Abraham alone received the promise. Genesis 17:9, "God said to Abraham, You shall keep My covenant, you, and your seed after you in their generations." Next we meet Isaac who signifies justification in that God chose and called him by name even before he was born: a perfect type of Jesus Christ (Genesis 17:19; Matthew 1:21). Jacob, the younger of twin brothers exemplifies grace. God foreknew Jacob would have respect to the birthright Esau would despise, and before their birth He told Rebecca, "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." Finally we find the election in Israel's young son Joseph, in whom we find perfection, for there is not one Word spoken against him in the Bible. Joseph types Jesus Christ and our glorification. After Joseph the tribes went their separate ways and the promise was not fulfilled until it returned in one perfect Man, the Seed of Abraham, glorified here on earth and ascended on high. God sent back His Holy Spirit to fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Numbers 13:1-2, "The Lord told Moses, Send men to search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall you send a man, everyone a ruler among them." The unchanging God employed the same method throughout the Church Ages, sending seven messengers or "angels" to search our place of rest and bring back that PART of the Word that It might nourish and rule over the saints of their Age.
When Moses smote the rock a second time instead of speaking the Word under pre-eminence as the end-time Bride will do, he typed the church organization which failed God, taking glory unto himself. He was not permitted to enter Canaan, and God took his life, showing that the Pentecostal or Laodicean saints must also die before the end of the Gentile dispensation. God then raised up another leader who had been with Moses through the exodus, and commanded Joshua to abide by Moses' THUS SAITH THE LORD, and to lead Israel into the promise.
Moses' actions showed that church organization must perish. Formal religion began in Cain who presented God with an excellent worship, but it was pure religion, the work of his own hands and intellectual reasoning without faith (Hebrews 11:4). That seed of discrepancy grew into Nimrod's Babylon whence it has since spread its poison throughout the world in Talmudic Judaism and the Roman system of false worship.
When God anointed Brother Branham he cried out against Babylonian religions. His Message called God's people out from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches into the apostolic faith (Revelation 18:4). Church organization died, Christ's mediation for ignorance ended, and God took His prophet Home. Today, our Joshua, the Son of man whom Brother Branham introduced, and who was with Brother Branham throughout our exodus, is leading us into the promised Land of the Millennium according to Brother Branham's THUS SAITH THE Lord, and we will cross our Jordan without death.
As Kadesh-Barnea was Israel's judgment seat, Laodicea became the judgment seat of the church and of the Gentile world. The seven Church Age messengers all explored the Promise and brought back evidence for the church of their day to "taste the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come." When the denominations rejected the first two signs or "pulls" of Brother Branham's ministry, his third pull which was the revelation of the Seven Seals after the close of Laodicea and Christ's intercession, did away with PART-Word (I Corinthians 13:10). But some, seeing that it is good yet returning to their denominational substitutes, proved themselves unworthy of the Gift of the Holy Ghost, so God left them to wander in a Pentecostal wilderness until the last of the Laodicean saints dies. Then He will take us Home for the Wedding Supper, and on to the Millennium.
So the earthly stages of the children of Israel's pilgrimage to the Promised Land type the resurrection of Abraham's Royal Seed in His offspring on their pilgrimage. Elected from the foundation of the world by the foreknowledge of God, justified by answering His call, sanctified by the blood, and baptized by the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:30, "Whom God did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified".
We being dead in Christ are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. The saints of God are already glorified, we just need to catch up with the future and bring it back down to earth as it was six thousand years ago, but glorified and perfect, like Joseph. Then we go to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the sky and on to the eternal Land of the Millennium for one day's honeymoon of a thousand years.
Abraham's covenant was unconditional. God blessed Abraham and promised he would be the father of us Goyim, saying, "walk before Me and be perfect . . . you shall keep My covenant, you and your seed after you in their generations" (Genesis 17:1-9). Not every offspring of Abraham's flesh, only the elect seed of Abraham; his natural seed will come to the judgment.
For the Spiritual elect of Abraham's seed, God's Covenant is unconditional. We are already saved, sanctified, regenerated and glorified and shall be resurrected in the glorified flesh God intended us mature into. We were not supposed to be born by lust. We were to reproduce by sexual means, but according to faith in God's revealed Word, not through Satan's knowledge imparted to the Serpent. Had Eve not been deceived and had Adam not taken her back to himself we would have blossomed to maturity in glorified bodies without death, feeding our souls on eternal Life as God unfolded it to us through the revelation of His unchanging Word.
Joseph was betrayed by his brothers and sold for almost thirty pieces of Silver as Jesus was betrayed by Judas, His brother in the Church and sold for thirty pieces of Silver. Joseph and Jesus, and Joseph's brothers and Judas, type Christ's end-time Bride and our supposed brothers, the natural church which is uniting together with the State against the Word now being made flesh in us. It is the church reunited with the State that will martyr the "saved" during the Tribulation.
Joseph went into Egypt where he married a Gentile Bride and had children by her, a type of Christ. After He was rejected by His brothers, Jesus visited use Gentiles to take out from them a people for His Name (Acts 15:14). Like Joseph and Moses after him, Messiah married a Gentile wife and multiplied His seed.
When Israel was starving for natural food they had to come to Egypt to buy bread. There they bowed down to Joseph. Right now there is a universal famine, "and not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the Words of the Lord" (Amos 8:11). And the only place where Spiritual Food is to be found is among the Gentile Bride. The present Truth, Spiritual Food in due season, what Jesus is doing now. Matthew 24:28, "For wheresoever the [fresh-killed] carcass is (II Peter 1:12), there the eagles be gathered together".
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and the Patriarchs were all buried in Canaan, because that was the land in which God promised Abraham He would give Israel rest. Each man was buried in God's promise to Abraham because God had stated unconditionally his seed would be "saved". So when Christ rose from the grave on that Pentecostal morning, He led the elect of Adam and Abraham's seed who had been captives of Death, captive of Life. Likewise, "If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. For this we say by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the second or 'parousia' Coming of the Lord shall not precede them which are asleep. For 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" (I Thessalonians 4:14-16).
We Christians are buried in our Promise which is Jesus Christ, Abraham's Royal seed, and the resurrection is in us. In this age we have already heard the "Shout" which was the Message of the prophet calling us out of her the church, into Him the Word. This awakening of the wise virgin from her denominational slumber is the fulfillment of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7. "The Voice of the Archangel" is Christ speaking within our hearts, drawing us into the unity of the faith by placing the Message in the Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, unlocking the letter by the Spirit to bring us under pre-eminence to the Word so that after the "Trumpet" signals the close of the Gentile dispensation, having done all, we will stand on the Word and God will endue us with faith for translation grace.
When the time drew near for Israel's deliverance, Amram and Jochebed gave birth to a child who was to be God's messenger to Israel, a covenant prophet. And when the time for the exodus of the Gentile Bride drew near, Charles and Ella Branham gave birth to a child who was to be God's messenger to the Laodicean Church Age, a covenant prophet who would introduce Christ's 'parousia' Coming to us. And as God gave Moses three signs by which to vindicate his call, God gave Brother Branham three signs.
When Moses identified himself to the children of Israel they would not receive him. And when Brother Branham identified himself to Christendom, the denominational churches would not receive him. He came to restore the apostolic faith, finish the mystery of God and bring forth the Capstone with shouts of "Grace, all grace to Him" (Zechariah 4:7)!
Christ is always rejected by those who claim to be His wife, the church, and His friends, Israel (Zechariah 13:6; John 3:29; Revelation 19:7-9). When the Headstone came to Israel to complete the temple, He was rejected. But when Israel anoints the Most Holy Stone in their 'parousia,' this will complete the Millennium temple and the nation will be born-again in one day. When Jesus came to us Gentiles He was rejected but after the sleeping saints have been resurrected, the living Bride will be translated in one day.
Moses was sent to deliver Israel at a time when there was a pharaoh who did not remember Joseph who had preserved his nation through a world-wide famine and made it prosperous and powerful. This new pharaoh even oppressed the descendants of his nation's deliverer.
"Pharaoh" means 'great house,' and was a title common to all kings of Egypt. Brother Branham was sent to deliver Christ's Bride at a time when the 'great house' or power in this world was the United States of America, a nation that rejected its last opportunity for national repentance at the Jubilee of the 1906 Azusa Street Revival in 1956/7. In the natural, America was prospering: spiritually it was wretched and blind and poor and knew it not, for the great house had forgotten the perfect Son Who had made it great, and was on the downward spiral. Soon they would find themselves embroiled in yet another "Jewish" war, this time in Vietnam.
There is another parallel between the three exoduses. In the first exodus, God came down and appeared to Moses as the Angel of the Lord, to lead Israel from captivity and oppression in natural Egypt to the natural land He had promised Abraham. He delivered Israel while their taskmasters perished in the sea and He commanded Israel to utterly destroy the occupants of Canaan who were physical serpent's seed.
In the second exodus, God came down on the day of Pentecost to lead the Church out of apostate Israel who were spiritual Serpent's seed. He sent Titus to destroy their temple, putting an end to their substitute sacrifices under the Law of Moses, now fulfilled in Christ on Calvary, and breaking the power of the priesthood over the people. God's Holy Spirit led His people chosen by election into the place of His rest in the temple of Christ's Body.
In the third exodus, God heard the whole of creation groaning and travailing in pain together, waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation of Christ's end-time Bride. He has come down from heaven with a Shout, Voice and Trump (Romans 8:19-23; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 10:1-6). This time He will destroy all life on earth including our taskmasters today, the physical and spiritual Serpent's seed, and lead the Body of Christ with the redeemed of all ages into the Millennium for a thousand years of peace. In Israel's Promised Land there was rape, pillage and killing but in the Millennium there will be neither sin nor death.
Like Abraham, or the Israelites on their journey, we Christians walk by faith and not by sight. We are a separated people, pilgrims and strangers on our way to occupy an unseen promise of God. As God gave Israel manna to sustain them on their journey through the desert until they reached their destination, He has fed the Church from the living Body Word of Jesus Christ throughout seven Church Ages (John 6:31-58). Since the apostolic faith is restored and the mystery of God is finished we are now feeding on the fullness of the revealed Word to enlighten the eyes of our understanding that we might know what is the hope of His calling, and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and the exceeding greatness of His resurrection power toward we who are His elect (Ephesians 1:17-20; Romans 8:11). nl271.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.