Bible Believers' Newsletter 287
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is great to see you.
Remember to "look up" on August 27 to see the closest approach between Mars and Earth in recorded history. Next to the Moon, Mars will be the brightest object in the night sky.
Last week's Newsletter said, "As this new war has escalated nominal Christians looking to keep the status quo which they interpret as peace and quiet, have failed to identify current events with the ageless battle which has been raging since the Garden of Eden".
The latest developments include the explosion at UN offices in Baghdad. (A witness saw a missile hit the UN where de Mello was Headquartered, and a US helicopter in the area, as in the Jordanian bombingalso said to have been cover for a US helicopter-launched missile attack. However evidence suggests a bomb planted beneath the building as in Bali and Jakarta). The UN's recent vote to validate the US government's quisling "ruling council" in Iraq was tacit recognition of the American Occupation as the legitimate ruler. The UN thereby takes no action against the illegality of the unprovoked US invasion of Iraq and an estimated 10,000 Iraqi civilians killed by American war criminals since the invasion began. World War III is being prosecuted by the 'hidden hand' employing the weakness of those who love money (until they become expendable), and brain-washed queue-jumping patsies hasting to a copulating paradise. This was certainly a device of the City of London.
Last Tuesday, Russia's Pacific Navy began exercises in the Far East. Over 68 ships and boats, 42 auxiliary vessels, 50 planes and helicopters, up to 30,000 servicemen and civil specialists are engaged in the largest exercise of its kind in the region for over 20 years.
Meanwhile, US Northern Command, which is responsible for military operations inside the United States, also began an exercise to test its ability to respond to multiple domestic emergencies simultaneously, involving 28 active-duty military units, including Atlantic Fleet Headquarters in Norfolk, Va., and Air Combat Command in Langley, Va.
The most compelling explanation for the blackout in the Eastern United States this week is a directed and intentional electromagnetic pulse originating from outside the power grid. There is no other way to describe such a pulse than as a weapon. The solution posted by Washington amounts to a $50B public investment for privatization of profits.
In this issue we publish comments from two of our subscribers that demonstrate how Christ's kingdom of saints is the continuation of Spiritual Israel in the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham during the "blindness that has willfully befallen natural Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in." The Soncino English translation of the Babylonian Talmud acclaimed by Judaism's most eminent rabbis and theologians is available on-line from our Website.
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.
Jesus mentioned by Name 100 Times in Old Testament
When the heavenly messenger spoke to Joseph, husband of Mary who was to conceive Jesus, he said: "She shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His Name Salvation (which in the Hebrew tongue is Yhowshuwa', and in Greek, Jesus): for He shall save His people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21).
One day some Hebrew scholars were chatting at a social gathering and the conversation gravitated to the subject of Yhowshuwa' (or Jesus). A Jewish scholar flung a challenge at the Christian: "If Yhowshuwa' is the Messiah, and the whole Old Testament is about Him, how come His Name is not mentioned there even once?"
"But it is," said the believing scholar.
"Rubbish! I've studied Hebrew for years, and I can assure you, you can't find the Name of Yhowshuwa' anywhere in the Old Testament!"
After a moment's pause, the Christian bent down, took a Hebrew Bible from his briefcase and said: "My friend, would you translate Isaiah 62:11 into English for me?"
Translating rapidly and accurately the Jew read: "Behold, Jehovah has proclaimed to the end of the world, Say to the daughter of Zion, Surely your Yesha' (Jesus) is coming; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him".
Instantly he crimsoned as it dawned on him what he had done. He fairly screamed out, "No, No! You made me read "Your Yesha'." You tricked me!"
"I did not trick you. I just had you read God's Word for yourself. It says that 'Salvation' is a person, and not a thing or an event? He comes, His reward is with Him, and His work is before Him. Now read Isaiah 49:6".
The other man rushed to open his own Old Testament, talking frantically as he did so. "I'm sure mine is different to yours." He found the passage, looked it over, and dropped like a lead balloon. His Hebrew Bible was identical.
The Name of Yesha' (Jesus) is found 35 times, Yhowshuwa' 199 times, and yshuw'ah 75 times in the Old Testament from Exodus to Zechariah! Yes, the word, the very Name the angel Gabriel spoke when he told Mary about the Son she was to bear (Luke 1:31). O.S.
A Light to the Gentiles?
If when discussing God's Word, a "Jew" finds himself entrapped on something he cannot explain or that exposes his cult, he who was so anxious to argue will prevaricate, saying, "We are commanded not to discuss Judaism with goyim".
However, Israel was commanded to live the Life that they might be blessed and provoke us Gentiles to draw close to Jehovah. But they refused His command and they rejected their Messiah, so Jesus became "the Light of the world" and our salvation. Now it is we who must live the Life to provoke Israel to Jealousy (Deuteronomy 32:21; Isaiah 49:6; Romans 11:11).
By keeping the Word to themselves and not walking in the Light as God was in it, they wandered in Darkness. Israel's sinfulness and shame is codified in the Babylonian Talmud which Jesus said, "Makes the Word of God of no effect." Let me illustrate:
"The Name of God is not profaned when, for example, a Jew lies to a goy by saying: 'I gave something to your father, but he is dead; you must return it to me,' as long as the goy does not know the Jew is lying" (Babba Kama 113a, b).
"To communicate anything to a goy about our religious relations would be equal to the killing of all the Jews, for if the goys knew what we teach about them, they would kill us openly" (Livore David 37).
"A heathen [non-Jew] who studies the Torah deserves death and every Jew who helps him in it, ought to die" (Sanhedrin 59a).
"A Jew may deceive all who believe Christian tenets . . ." (Iore Dea 157, 2 H).
Were the instructions of the Talmud 'of God,' they would express His "love" toward us Gentiles and His desire for our conversion to Yahweh Torah. Yet the Talmud commands any Jew so called upon, to give a deceitful exposition, and any Jew who converts a goy to be put to death!
The Talmud is proclaimed to be the oral laws God imparted to Moses on Sinai which were not written down until five hundred years after the death of Messiah. However, Exodus 24:4 says, "Moses wrote all the Words of the Lord . . ." Joshua 8:35 says, "There was not one Word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua did not read before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones and the foreigners who lived among them." And when we examine the text, we find hundreds of pages that pertain to circumstances that arose centuries after the death of Moses.
Before this cult kills would-be converts and their own who would convert them, they had better set the example by observing these oral laws themselveskilling their adulterous daughters and their drunken sons; slaying the sodomites among them and those of their tribe in entertainment, media and acadamie who promote homosexuality; kill those who work on the Sabbath or who curse, and evict bastards from their congregations. W.M.
The Bible Code is Bunk
A mathematician from the Australian National University, Brendan McKay has applied his knowledge of mathematics and statistics to comprehensively demolish claims that hidden messages and prophesies can be extracted from the Hebrew Bible by computer analysis.
In 1994, the academic journal Statistical Science published a paper claiming predictions of medieval rabbis were encoded in the Hebrew Bible.
Subsequently US author Michael Drosnin used the code theory to predict [ex post facto] the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Drosnin issued a challenge, "When my critics find a message about the assassination of a prime minister encrypted in Moby Dick, I'll believe them".
McKay rose to the challenge. Not only did his detailed analysis reveal the statistical trick that led to the false prophesies, he used the same trick to find "predictions" of the assassinations of Gandhi, Trotsky, Martin Luther King, Kennedy, Lincoln and Princess Di in Moby Dick.
"The false prophesies arise because you can analyze the text in billions of different waysit's just random chance," says McKay. For his commitment to critical thinking, and his proof that the Bible Code is bunk, Brendan McKay received the 2003 Australian Skeptics Eureka Prize for Critical Thinking. Full story: amonline.net.au
Rafi Eitan plotting New 9/11?
August 16, 2003 Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who recruited Jonathan Jay Pollard to spy against the United States, "has reemerged on American soil and is being scrutinized by the FBI" . . . US and Israeli sources report . . . he is directing plans for a major terrorist attack on American soila new 9/11to be blamed on either Muslim or Latin American terrorists.
Now, with Cheney, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, all facing political revolts at home, over the Iraq fiasco and, in Sharon's case, over financial fraud charges, there is no question who would benefit from a major distraction like a new 9/11.
Comment: And there is no question who will benefit from this week's bombing on UN Headquarters in Baghdad.
Full story: rense.com
Secret Burials in the Desert
Did the Pentagon order the assassination of Journalist Mazen Dana in order to cover up secret burials of US mercenaries and soldiers in mass graves in far-away desert strips around Baghdadobviously authorized by the commanders of the US army? (The source also claims thousands in a US mortuary in Afghanistan).
Were the deaths of Josh Nusche and another (alleged victim of pneumonia) after a "secret" hauling mission, along with other troops being buried in mass graves associated with failed CIA and DoD attempts to plant WMD in Iraq?
Full story: members.aon.at
Los Angeles History
The Governor of California in 1781, Don Felipe de Neve, came to this site and named the spot "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula," which translated means, The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Pordiuncula. The name was quickly shortened to "Los Angeles." It wasn't until 1846 that Los Angeles began to grow. This is when the US claimed California and people began to come here. The gold rush caused more unrest even in the southern part of the state. At this time, the lawlessness became so bad that Los Angeles was referred to as Los Diablos or the Devils. Full story: pe.net
Postal ID Plan creates Privacy Fears
August 12, 2003 A government report that urges the US Postal Service to create "smart stamps" to track the identity of people who send mail is eliciting concern from privacy advocates . . . Though details remain sketchy, an intelligent mail system would involve using bar codes or special stamps, identifying, at a minimum, the sender, the destination and the class of mail . . . Full story: msn.com
Comment: Read insider George Orwell's "1984" in which he predicted this "Big Brother".
ID Chips pressed into Laundered Clothes
Chipmaker Texas Instruments have announced a wireless identity chip aimed at clothing going through the dry cleaning process, creating a new market for a technology that is expected to revolutionize the way productsand peopleare tracked and identified. Full story: news.zdnet.co.uk
Canada's Largest Protestant Church endorses Same-Sex Marriage
August 18, 2003 (CNSNews.com) Weeks after Canadian high courts ruled to allow same-sex marriage in two provinces . . . The 38th General Council of the United Church of Canada, representing Methodists, Presbyterians and the Congregational Union of Canada, passed the motion after just 45 minutes of debate . . . "We also are working towards the day when our church, the Roman Catholic Church, in both the United States and around the world, will bless and honor those unions the way they do of our heterosexual brothers and sisters," said Peggy Hayes, a member of the board of directors of Dignity USA. Full story: CNSNews.com
Anglican/Roman Catholic Reunion?
First, let's keep in mind that the worldwide Anglican community is relatively small, and in the West it is rapidly shrinking. (Many parishes have very substantial financial resources; that is another topic entirely) . . . The total number of Anglicans in the world has shrunk by one-third since 1976 . . . the year when the Church of England began ordaining women to the priesthood.
There is one place where the Anglican faith is still relatively robust: Africa. And as you probably noticed, the loudest protests against the homosexual bishop came from Anglican leaders in Africa. Isn't the overall picture becoming fairly clear?
Second, I wonder how many tradition-minded members of the Anglican community might become Catholics if we made it easier for them . . . and began an aggressive campaign to encourage Anglicans to swim the Tiber? We could assure "Anglo-Catholics" they would be able to continue using their own beautiful liturgy . . .
Or we could be more ambitious. The Holy See could set up an Anglican patriarchate, to welcome all those members of the Church of England who wished to restore the long-broken ties to Rome. . . Full story: Catholic World News
The Patmos Vision, Part I
Brother Branham identified the beast that rose from the Sea in Revelation 13 as Imperial Rome; her transformation to Papal Rome began with the First Nicaea Council of AD325 where church and state were united. He identified the image unto the beast that came up from the earth as the United States was represented by an American Buffalo which has two horns like a lamb signifying the separation of church and state powers. However it spoke like the Roman dragonissuing Edicts or Presidential Executive Orders like Rome's emperorsriding roughshod over the sovereignty of nations and the rights of her citizens, doing "great wonders, making fire come down from heaven in the sight of men" when it dropped the Atom bombs on Japan (Revelation 13:13).
Rome's political image, the United States, will shortly unite with her spiritual image, the World Council of Churches, and force all the earth to worship Satan (who empowers her) by receiving Rome's Trinity doctrinethe mark in the forehead, and doing her servicethe mark in the right hand as Jesus foretold in Revelation 13:11-13.
To force the whole world to the vicarious worship of Satan and his beast system, compulsory membership of a confederation or coalition of religions will be mandated under the headship of Rome. Hence the escalating war under the apostate banner of Judaeo-Christianity against an all too independent Islam.
When teaching in 1960, the Prophet Brother Branham quoted this newspaper article:
Three Faiths Translated One Bible
Washington, October 15, 1960 Catholic, Protestant and Jewish scholars
working as a team have begun a new joint translation of the Scriptures that may
prove to be the long-awaited canon Bible.
He explained, "These things [Catholic, Protestant and Jew] will join together and form up an image to the beast." The oxymoron, "Judaeo-Christian" has been coined to deceive the unregenerate religious mass into believing these three false religious groups are somehow 'brothers' who worship the same gods. (In a letter dated August 21, 1961, Rabbi Moshe M. Magal, then President of the National Jewish Information Service stated truthfully, ". . . you will notice the great difference between the Jewish and Christian religions. But these are not all. We consider the two religions so different that one excludes the other . . . We [Jews] emphasized that there is no such thing as a Judeo-Christian religion . . . there is not any similarity between the two concepts").
Another oxymoronic deception that has been popularized is the phrase, "the three great monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam," otherwise called "the three 'revealed' religions"; but neither Judaism, Christianity as understood by the masses, nor Islam, is a monotheistic religion; each worships at least three gods and knows it not, and is without faith which is revelation from Above.
Brother Branham went on to say that all religions are represented in the United Nations, under whose auspices Trinitarianism, or the mark of the beast, will be forced in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week after Rome breaks the agreement she will make with the "Jews" to refinance the US dollar and restore trade following the coming crash of the world economy.
Jesus prayed "that they might all be one," but one in the faith or mind of Christ, not one by organization.
Those with eyes to see will have recognized these three apostate groupsCatholic, Protestant and Jeware uniting now under George II, or is it George IV's terrible World War III "against terror" to break the independence of Islam. Islam must be brought under submission and obedience (as the word "Islam" implies) before Satan can found the one world government he offered to Jesus. Once he achieves world hegemony he will destroy these four religions and all others along with nihilism and atheism by Judaeo-Communism which will be destroyed in its turn and the pure Luciferian worship introduced. However Armageddon will destroy all life on earth before Satan can achieve his objective.
Revelation 16:12-14, "The sixth angel poured out his vial on the great river Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings of the East might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of demons, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty".
John Kennedy sought to prevent Israel and its Red Chinese kinsmen from building nuclear weapons. Weeks after Kennedy's assassination the Jew Lyndon Johnson reversed his policy. (The Jew Bill Clinton illegally upgraded Chinese MiG fighters, transferred critical data on multiple reentry warheads and worse). Now the industrial and economic strength of the (once) United States and the rest of the once Christian West has been shipped to the "kings of the East" (Revelation 16:12).
It is no coincidence that, as George II says, "America is hated." Support for the US has collapsed as indicated in the fact she had no allies in Gulf War II other than two other conscripts of the Jews' City of London, Britain and Australia. The 'hidden hand' that controls all governments has ensured America a vicious, "lean and hungry look" from here on. Stripped of her wealth-creating productive assets, America must now maintain imperial and military control over the globe by menacing threats and violence, in order to endure in a predatory dog-eat-dog world.
America must become an increasingly ruthless imperial power or fall into anarchy. She cannot feed her citizens, or manufacture their necessities. Her industry was so depleted when the World Trade Center was built she had to import the steel and has no capacity to roll it today. Like the Australian army that imports its ammunition from IndonesiaIslamic Indonesia whose schools teach that the Northern half of our continent belongs to themIslamic Indonesia that is slated to become our enemy as World War III unfolds, the United States has outsourced components for her strategic weapons to ChinaChina, which is openly preparing for eventual war with the US!
America can now no longer afford to buy friendship. And as Brother Branham said, when the money stops, her "friends" will turn and devour her. America is now bankrupt beyond redemption, her sons and daughters held in ransom to "the kings of the East" through Federal Reserve legislation.
'King' Mayer Amschel Rothschild said: "Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws." This is our present-day nightmare, ensuring there can be no future.
On June 4th, 1963, President Kennedy signed Executive Order 11110 amending Executive Order 10289 of September 19th, 1951, authorizing him to create debt-free money. Independently of the Federal Reserve, Kennedy issued $4,292,893,825 cash money. One day after his assassination all the United States notes he had issued were called out of circulation by the Jewish kinsman of "the kings of the East," Lyndon Johnson.
We are at the end of the present world order. The world is going insane, "the love of money is the root of all evil," and we now know who are the branches and leaves of that accursed root since they create money out of thin are and loan it at usury. Surely no reader of this letter can doubt we are only waiting for the last elect soul to be baptized into the Body before California sinks beneath the Pacific and the "squeeze" is placed on the wise and foolish virgin.
As we enter into our study of John's Patmos vision we are mindful that God has built His elect Church, line upon line, precept upon precept and Word upon Word as Isaiah 28:8-13 foretold. These verses show how the revelation or measure of Spirit with which Christ endues His end-time Bride will be the fullness, and how Laodicea gathered up into itself all the evil of every Age. For at the close of this present holy convocation that ends the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal feast, Christ's Bride will manifest that they are the Sons of God: His incarnate Body. While the mass whose names were never in, or are no longer in the Book of Life, will manifest that they are the children of disobedience and worship Satan incarnate in the papal beast. This "man of sin" will be 'wholly flesh' as discussed in Newsletter 286. Isaiah agrees with Paul: the Gentile dispensation will end in apostasy like the Hebrew dispensation (Romans 11:32; II Thessalonians 2:1-12).
When Christ opened the Seventh Seal He descended from heaven with a shout, with the Voice of the Archangel, and with the Trump of God, placing judgment upon the beast from the sea and the beast from the earth. Brother Branham said, "Jesus comes from heaven with ten thousand times ten thousands of His saints, and the Bible said that the heavens were empty for the space of a half hour" (I Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 14; Revelation 8:1-5; 10:1-7).
This brief interval denotes our holy convocation that followed the Seventh Church Age. Here Christ is gathering His elect out from Rome and her once Protestant daughter churches (Matthew 25:6) by the "Shout" of Brother Branham's Message, into "the unity of the faith" by the still, small "Voice of the Archangel"Himself in the heart of the Brideidentifying the Message from Genesis to Revelation, so she can grow to maturity in the faith, for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation after Israel's Seventh Trump (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:47-58).
During this space of time the churches reject Christ and unite with the world, forsaking His headship for the headship of Satan in the second crucifixion of the Word (Revelation 3:17-20). As we speak, Satan's demons are ascending from the fifth dimension to unite with his subjects in our three dimensions. While the Church Age saints are descending from the sixth dimension to clothe themselves with glorified bodies and appear in three dimensions to give "we who are alive and remain" that additional unction that will enable us to change in the atoms and be caught up together with them to meet Christ in the sixth dimension for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.
There is a great deal happening but until the earthquake there is little to see with the natural eye other than the works of Satan as they infuse this evil age. "The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he perceive them, because they are spiritually discerned." Those who are Spiritual will recognize and understand these things.
Revelation 1:9, "I John who am your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island called Patmos for the Word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ".
John was now an old man and the last of the original apostles who had known and been personally chosen by Jesus before Calvary. God's purpose in John's incarceration on this island prison was to provide him seclusion from the brethren of Ephesus where he was pastor in order that he might enter into the Spirit whereby God could inspire him to write the last Book of the Bible.
Revelation 1:10, "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and heard behind me a great Voice, like a trumpet".
Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents the end-time Bride of Christ who will not see death, so wherever we read "John" we may replace it with our own name, for the mysteries John is recording under Old Testament symbols are revealed exclusively to us by the Message of the prophet of Revelation 10:7, but only, when like John, we enter into the Spirit in the Day of the Lord.
The "Lord's Day" is yet future and commences at the sounding of the Seventh Trumpet. It is a time of judgment. In the Spirit we are translated into this future time beyond the close of the Gentile dispensation, and looking back into New Testament times, hear the Lord Jesus identify that Trumpet-like Voice as His spoken Word.
You can't teach Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, or Pentecostal babies supernatural things; this causes carnal impersonations. Isaiah said, "All tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. To whom shall God teach knowledge; and whom shall He make to understand doctrine?" Then replying to himself he said, "Those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts," and able to receive "the strong meat of deep revelations that belong to those who are mature in the faith, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil" (Isaiah 28:7-9: Hebrews 5:14).
John was caught up into the Spirit to be taught knowledge: for the "tables" on which the Old Testament sacrifice was dissected, flayed and inspected for blemishes types the pulpit where God's Word must be rightly divided to provide Spiritual Food in due season to make the sacrifice of our lives and lips acceptable to God and "mighty through Him to the pulling down of strong holds." As Israel put God without the camp and crucified the Lord of Glory, the denominations "err in vision, and stumble in judgment" when they reject the Message; their pulpits "are full of vomit and filthiness so there is no place clean" (Hebrews 6:4-8).
When the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was baptized into their part of the Body, the seven portions of the Spirit left the earth. The PART-Word days of the Church Ages and Christ's Mediation in the Office of Son of God were fulfilled. The blood was removed from the Mercy Seat making it a Judgment Seat, and the Lamb of God advanced from the outer court where He had lain on the sacrifice altar. Taking the Book of Redemption from the hands of Almighty God, He tore open the Seven Seals then descended in the Office of Son of man and Judge to reveal their mystery through the lips of His prophet and claim His redeemed (Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-7). But Laodicea rejected the knowledge of the revelation of Jesus Christ, and clung to their substitute man-made Trinity and creeds as Israel had clung to their animal sacrifices and man-made commandments that made the Word of God of no effect to them.
Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being a priest for Me: because you have forgotten the Law of your God, I also will forget your children." Exodus 20:5, "I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of them who hate Me".
By rejecting the knowledge of Jesus Christ at the end of the Laodicean or Pentecostal Age the unregenerate put Christ the Word to an open shame without the denominational camps in which they were imprisoned, thereby crucifying Him afresh to themselves and their children and grandchildren, even their great-grandchildren, because children and their children's children follow in the footsteps of their forefathers for good or evil. And "as it was in the days of Noah," if we reckon from those of accountable age at the start of Laodicea we are approaching the end of three generations or 120 years of unbelief.
Now as Laodicea ended in apostasy in 1963, the children and children's children of those apostates will almost blot Adam's race from the Book of Life as Jesus foretold in Revelation 17:8.
A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign. One sign? There have been many signs. Jesus promised Israel's restoration to statehood in unbelief (Matthew 24:32-34); a repetition of the circumstances of the days of Lot (Luke 17:28-30; Genesis 18), and Noah (Matthew 24:37-39; Genesis 6:1-4); and the reappearance of the Cloud of Glory or Shekinah (Matthew 24:3; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). Jesus promised us a prophet in the Spirit and power of Elijah whose ministry would restore the apostolic faith and finish the Seven Seals (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7), and more.
Jesus has kept His Word but the unbelieving mass still has no idea what they should be looking to see. They have eyes that see not, and ears that cannot hear. Of those who have left the denominations, few seek God's true five-fold ministry, while denominational ministers are clueless.
To whom can Christ teach this knowledge of Himself which is the baptism with the Holy Ghost or new birth? Why, to "His sheep who receive His Word," and every one. They who hearken to the "Shout" of the Message and come to Him without the Camp (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4). Clearly the first exodus of God's elect out of Egypt typed their second exodus from Israel and their third exodus out of the church.
Now Christ is going reveal the product of His finished work of 2,000 years wherein He has incarnated the fullness of Himself into His many-membered Body. He is going to show us the Body of all Ages as a symbol, but we are going to demonstrate to them the perfection of His work in us in the manifestation of the Sons of God. For without us, they cannot be made perfect, or glorified (Hebrews 11:39-40).
Did you notice that John heard the trumpet after He entered into the Spirit? A trumpet is the Voice of God making us aware of, and prepared for what is coming upon the earth. The Gospel of the present Truth for this day baptizes us into our position in the Body, unfolds the revelation of the supreme deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and catches us up or enraptures us into the Spirit in the day of the Lord. This allows us to look back into man's day and learn how Christ has redeemed His elect Church in each Age and to place those Ages in the context of history so we may identify our place in Scripture and in time"the things that are," and comprehend "the things which shall be hereafter".
Doubt and uncertainty incite fear. This faith casts out fear because it reveals who Jesus Christ is, emphasizes our enduring relationship together and shows us things that are to come: not by denominational guesswork but THUS SAITH THE LORD. We are now in training to speak the Word by faith in the manifestation of the Sons of God. The Head Coach is showing us our positions in the Team: His Body. He is revealing His strategy, inculcating the sure fact it is absolute, infallible, and cannot fail. Romans 8:38-39, "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord".
What is there to fear when not only do you know that you can do it through Christ, but that you are predestinated by God's foreknowledge to do it, and that you will do it for you cannot but succeed!
The Voice like a trumpet that announced God's Word in the Garden of Eden and upon Mount Sinai is once again sounding forth as Jesus prophesied on Mount Transfiguration to those with Spiritual vision and hearing through the Message of the Elijah Jesus promised would "restore the apostolic faith . . . and finish the mystery of God": the fullness of the Word which is Christ (Matthew 17:11; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7).
John recognized that Voice. And you will recognize that Voice if you are one of His own because John represents Christ's end-time Bride. nl287.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.