Bible Believers' Newsletter 294
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we thank you for your company.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints". Our Brother Earl B. Clark was born near Fort Benton, Montana, USA, on June 5, 1920. His family were wheat farmers. The depression forged Earl into a man of solid character and after service in the civilian conservation corps he earned his living as a fitter and turner. Answering the call of the Lord, his ministry touched many lives including my own, (encouraging my ministry for 23 years). He is survived by his wife, Sister Irene, with whom he shared 62 years of devoted marriage and raised three childrenWanda Lea, Gene Earl and James Roger (deceased).
In the years of the healing revival that followed World War II, Brother and Sister Clark would drive hundreds of miles of a week-end to attend tent meetings in different parts of the country. It was at this time that they were introduced to the evangelistic juncture of Brother Branham's ministry. A dedicated student of the Message attune to the still, small Voice of the Archangel that followed, Brother Earl passed from this life on September 15. He was a thoughtful, kind, patient and gentle man who refrained from harsh words or judgment, even when he felt he had been wronged.
Although He is not very far from each of us, our Brother is beyond the curtain of time in another dimension hidden from sight by the veil of our flesh. I praise the Lord for Brother Earl's witness and along with the Brethren who knew and loved him I look forward to our reunion in the near future. Maybe it will be he who appears to raise my faith so that I can change in the atoms. We all look forward to that "twinkling of an eye".
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. Please confirm everything in your own Bible. And as Brother Earl would say, "Keep on the firing line!"
Your Brother in Christ
Jesus in the Talmud
September 24, 2003 "Jewish apologetics that 'we could not have done it' because of Roman sovereignty ring hollow when one examines the Talmudic account" . . . the account of the Gospels, and its associations with anti-Semitism, needs to be honestly confronted, including the question of the relationship of church teachings to acts of violence against Jews. Yet it is also important that Jews confront their own tradition and ask how Jewish sources treated the Jesus narrative. Pointedly, Jews did not argue that crucifixion was a Roman punishment and therefore no Jewish court could have advocated it. Consider, by contrast, the following text from the Talmud:
"On the eve of Passover Jesus was hanged. For forty days before the execution took place, a herald went forth and cried, He is going forth to be stoned because he has practiced sorcery and enticed Israel to apostasy. Anyone who can say anything in his favor let him come forward and plead on his behalf. But since nothing was brought forward in his favor, he was hanged on the eve of Passover. Ulla retorted: Do you suppose he was one for whom a defense could be made? Was he not a mesith (enticer), concerning whom scripture [i.e. the Babylonian Talmud which in the antithis to Scripture] says, Neither shall thou spare nor shall thou conceal him? With Jesus, however, it was different, for he was connected with the government" (Sanhedrin 43a) . . .
Lastly, the passage suggests rabbinic willingness to take responsibility for the execution of Jesus. No effort is made to pin his death upon the Romans. In all likelihood, the passage in question emanates from fourth-century Babylon, then the center of Talmudic scholarship, and beyond the reach of both Rome and Christianity. Although several hundred years had elapsed since the lifetime of Jesus, and therefore this is not at all a contemporary source, the Talmudic passage indicates rabbinic willingness to acknowledge, at least in principle, that in a Jewish court and in a Jewish land, a real-life Jesus would indeed have been executed . . .
What, then, are the implications of this reading of Jesus through the eyes of rabbinic sources? First, we do require honesty on both sides in confronting history. Jewish apologetics that we could not have done it because of Roman sovereignty ring hollow when one examines the Talmudic account . . . (by Steven Bayme, The American Jewish Committee, September 24, 2003). Full story: www.ajc.org thejewishweek.com
Comment: Because of pulpit delinquency church goers have been seduced into overlooking Scripture and believing Jewish propaganda. In Matthew 24:15-28 Jesus distinctly prophesies that from the investiture of Judea by General Titus the great tribulation would come upon Christians as He confirms in verse 22 where He states, "Except those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved [for the rapture]; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened." We live in that time. Jesus gives two further witnesses in Revelation 7:14 and 20:4.
FBI sent Hamas Money in Late 1990s
Washington. October 6, 2003 While President Clinton was trying to broker an elusive peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the FBI was secretly funneling money to suspected Hamas figures to see if the militant group would use it for terrorist attacks, according to interviews and court documents.
The counterterrorism operation in 1998 and 1999 was run out of the FBI's Phoenix office in cooperation with Israeli intelligence and was approved by Attorney General Janet Reno, FBI officials told The Associated Press.
Full story: japantoday.com
Comment: Under Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Israel was funding Hamas for the same purpose, hoping to radicalize Islam to turn world opinion against the possibility of a Palestinian state.
Revenge turned Woman Lawyer into a Suicide Bomber
London, October 6, 2003 The suicide bomber whose attack in Haifa left 19 people dead did not fit the usual profile . . . Hanadi Jaradat, 28, was a professional woman who was due to qualify as a lawyer in a few weeks . . . In June Israeli forces killed her cousin, Salih, and her brother, Fadi, 23, in Jenin . . . said her sister, Bisan, 21. "She saw her brother slaughtered like a sheep" . . .
Israeli forces carried out a reprisal raid at 3am yesterday, demolishing both Jaradat's family home and the houses of two neighbors. Full story: telegraph.co.uk Photographs
Comment: Michael Hoffman writes, In addition to watching her brother butchered before her very eyes by Israeli soldiers, Hanadi Jaradat was a native of Jenin, a Palestinian town which the establishment media very seldom depict in published photographs, because Jenin is an appalling moonscape of devastation, as the result of an Israeli rampage and massacre there in April of 2002 . . . The accurate headline for any description of Jaradat's kamikaze attack in Haifa should read, "Holocaust Survivor Strikes Back."
All Sharonand his second fiddle, Bushwill accomplish with their "airstrikes" (bombings), atrocities and massacres in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine is create a thousand Hanadi Jaradats; and this is the name of their gameperpetual war for perpetual peace . . . Any Palestinian save Arafat can be hunted down and slaughtered like sheep and no government on earth, with the possible exception of Iran, will bat an eyelash or lift a finger. This is an amazing datum when you think about it. The Zionists literally have a license to kill. And Americans wonder why promising and attractive young women like Hanadi Jaradat strap on a 22 pound explosives belt, shoot it out with a security guard and self-detonate in a crowded Haifa restaurant?
Study finds Direct Link between Misinformation and Public Misconception
October 2, 2003 A new study based on a series of seven nationwide polls conducted from January through September of this year reveals that before and after the Iraq war, a majority of Americans have had significant misperceptions and these are highly related to support for the war with Iraq.
The polling, conducted by the Program on International Policy (PIPA) at the University of Maryland and Knowledge Networks, also reveals that the frequency of these misperceptions varies significantly according to individuals' primary source of news. Those who primarily watch Fox News are significantly more likely to have misperceptions, while those who primarily listen to NPR or watch PBS are significantly less likely.
An in-depth analysis of a series of polls conducted June through September found 48% incorrectly believed that evidence of links between Iraq and al Qaeda have been found, 22% that weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, and 25% that world public opinion favored the US going to war with Iraq. Overall 60% had at least one of these three misperceptions. Full story: truthout.com
Hillary definitely running in 2004!
October 7, 2003 After months of denials, here's proof Hillary lied about a 2004 Presidential bid. Hillary Rodham Clinton filed late Friday, October 3, with the Federal Election Commission to run for President in 2004. Here is the readout:
Presented by the Federal Election Commission
CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
Office Sought: President Election
State: Presidential Candidate
Party: DEM (Democratic Party)
Full story: rense.com
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Codex Alimentarius is creating dozens of international trade standards. One of the most controversial documents being developed is entitled "Codex Proposed Draft Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements". Will this become a valuable data source for nutritional supplement information or a set of international restrictions with enough clout to empty the shelves of health food stores? You are encouraged to use the links below to do your own research, decide which position you wish to support, and take action! Full story: ahha.org cancerchoices.com rense.com iahf.com www.iahf.com fao.org fsis.usda.gov codexalimentarius.net ahha.org ahha.org saveoursupplements.com.au
Revelation Chapter Five Part II
In the first genesis God created the natural world ex nihilo, but His original creation fell from the Word when Adam surrendered his dominion to Lucifer whose name is Death, and all life was swallowed in mortality. God washed the world of sin and after the Flood established a second genesis or beginning with Noah and his family. This was not a new creation but a reformation of the fallen existing creation that may be likened to the Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of false worship which was an attempt to patch-up what claimed to bear Life but was in fact Death.
Job 14:1, "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble" whether the woman is a sister of Eve, whose name means "the mother of all that is living" because both Cain the son of the Serpent, and Adam's son Abel were born of her, or if she is Papal Rome that claims to be 'the mother of all Spiritual Life,' both women bear death. This is why we must be born-again by the Man Christ Jesus the Word, without the natural woman or church organization.
God's original creation fell to its death by unbelief in His Word which is "Spirit and Life." In the second genesis He employed fallen man to reform His creation but man's works were inadequate because he too was fallen and in need of redemption. Since God's plan is neither reformation nor replacement but redemption, and He is committed to restoring that which was lost He expressed Himself in a near kinsman conceived by faith in His spoken Word and born of a virgin as Adam was created by His spoken Word.
Because flesh and blood is born in sin it is mortal, filled with corruption, bound for death and incapable of inheriting the kingdom of God until it is reconciled in spirit and changed in substance. God's third genesis is a new creation formed from existing material transformed into sinless men who cannot fall. Jesus Christ was the first such God-Man; in Him heavens and earth will embrace one another through the redemption and renewal of the first creation.
I Corinthians 15:45-50, "Scripture tells us the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam became a quickening spirit [His issue will redeem the first Adam's race to perfection]. However the spiritual is not first, but the natural; and afterward the spiritual. The first man was of the earth, made of dust: the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust: but all who become Christ's will have a glorified body like His. And as each of us now has a natural body like Adam's, so we shall someday have a body like Christ's. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; for these corruptible bodies of ours cannot inherit incorruption and live forever".
The first Adam was made a living soul when God breathed into him the breath of lives. That brought him into communion with the Tree of Life whereby he could abide in fellowship and so partake of the Divine Spirit and essence. Had he continued in obedience, the Life of the Spirit within him would have glorified the outer man without death. This potential was interrupted by the fall and he became natural and mortal, governed by breath and the sensuous nature subject to appetite and passion which is the principal of animal life in common with beasts, and those descended from Adam are heirs with him of corruption.
Herein lay the necessity for a new creation in Jesus Christ, "the beginning of God making Himself a part of His creation" (Revelation 3:14). Our Redeemer is that Quickening Spirit, the Tree of Life who fellowshipped with Adam in the Garden of Eden and was made flesh through the virgin birth (I Timothy 3:16).
As Adam fellowshipped with God in the Garden, the Life imparted by the Spirit was to bring his soul, and by means of that his spirit and body ever more subject to the Word so that man becomes its proper image and exponent. The first man not having appropriated the divine Life of the Spirit, separated from it by identifying with His wife and sin, and sin ran its fatal course subjecting man more and more to the power of death; this required a new genesis leading to man's glorification as originally intended. It was to be achieved by such an appropriation of the divine Life of the Spirit that the result should be a quickening Spirit. This is found in the last Adam who winds up the history of the human race; since His soul and body are thoroughly pervaded by God's Own Life and He as the perfected and glorified One has the power continually to beget the same Life in others, and by renewing and transforming them, actually to develop the original capacities and intent of our common nature such that when men take notice of us they will know that we have been with Jesus.
The point in time when Christ became this quickening Spirit was not His birth, but His resurrection; for until that moment He was in the likeness of sinful flesh with an animal body of dust. It was not until He had solved the problem of maintaining the original sinlessness of the human spirit through all the stages of His natural life in a world of sin, that He, whose living resemblance, was the representative of a humanity that had become flesh in all its natural susceptibility to sin and death, became in like manner the representative and Head of a humanity spiritually and divinely glorified, by virtue of having glorified human nature through the power of the Holy Spirit, and in the maintenance of a perfect obedience, thereby having overcome the curse of sin (I John 3:8-10).
The point of transition from man to quickening Spirit was Jesus' resurrection. (Psalm 2:7; Acts 13:33; Romans 1:3-4; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 1:5-6; Revelation 3:14; 5:11-14). Through this, in the very might of the love which led Him to incur judgment and lay down His life for the deliverance of the lost, Jesus became henceforth in His newly quickened and glorified material existence the divine organ for that life-renewal, that quickening of the dead, which reaches its perfect realization in the resurrection of the Old Testament saints (Matthew 27:50-53).
Before the close of the Old Testament, Jesus said, "I assure you, the hour is coming, and now is, when those dead [in sin and trespasses] shall hear the Voice of the Son of God [or Holy Spirit in the Office of Mediator]: and they that hear [during the Church Ages] shall live [or be born-again]. For as the Father has Life in Himself; so has He granted the Son to have Life in Himself; and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man" in this present holy convocation or Bride Age (John 5:25-27).
From the day of Pentecost this Quickening Spirit began to impart God's own Life to the living New Testament saints through justification by grace through faith, sanctification, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is the new birth. And as the Spirit is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, dividing the realms of soul, spirit and body, it enables us to discern our problemswhether doubt in our soul or in the senses of our mind or flesh so that we may avoid being carnal and serve the last Adam rather than the first.
Romans 8:7-14, 18-19 "The carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. That's why those who are still under the control of the flesh or dust of this earth can never please God. But you are not like that. You are controlled by your new nature if the Spirit of God dwells in you. And remember, any one without the Spirit of Christ is not a Christian at all. Yet even though Christ lives in you, your body will still die because of sin but the soul is Life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of God, who raised up Jesus from the dead, lives in you, He shall also quicken your mortal bodies back to life by this same Holy Spirit that dwells within you. Therefore, brethren, we have no obligation whatever to our old sinful nature, to live according to the desires of the man of dust. For if we continue to follow after the flesh we will be lost and perish: but if through the power of the Spirit we put to death the deeds of the body, we shall live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are Sons of God . . . What we suffer now is not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For all creation is eagerly awaiting the unveiling and manifestation of the Sons of God".
The whole of creation has been groaning in travail for six thousand years in anticipation of seeing the quickening power of Jesus Christ unveiled in the manifestation of the Sons of God after the end of the Gentile dispensation, and fully realized by the resurrection of the Church Age saints and the translation of the end-time Bride (I Corinthians 15:51-58). The unveiling of the Sons of God signals the full redemption of all nature.
So we have two creations. One in Adam, another in Jesus Christ in whom we are restored to agreement with God the Word preparatory to the restoration of all nature in a renewed heavens and earth. But before our bodily redemption and the restoration of nature, Christ had first to claim the Title Deed Adam had forfeited, tear open the Seals and reveal their mystery to restore the fullness of the Word that will bring His Bride into the unity of the faith and under preeminence for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
Acts 3:18-21, "God has fulfilled those things which He foretold by the mouth of all His prophets that Christ should suffer. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be remitted when the times of refreshing [or the baptism with the Holy Spirit for your day] may come from the Presence of the Lord; and that He may send back Jesus Christ who was preached to you before: who must remain in heaven until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began." That is the fullness of the Word, which when it was restored "in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel" brought Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming in W_O_R_D form (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:1-7).
Paul foretold how God would gather together all of the Word to endue Christ's end-time Bride with "the Spirit of wisdom in the knowledge of Him and flood our hearts with Light so that we may recognize the future He has called us to share, and realize how God has been made rich because of the glory of His inheritance in us His saints, and appreciate how incredibly great is His power toward us who believe in Him, even the resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead" and which will gather together all of the New Testament saints in the resurrection (Ephesians 1:5, 17-19; I Corinthians 15:22-28).
Now is the hour when the Spirit is gathering Christ's end-time Bride out from "her," the apostate church, unto "Him," the Word (Matthew 25:6; II Thessalonians 2:1; Revelation 18:4).
Ephesians 1:3-23, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places [our sabbath or position] in Christ as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestinated us to be placed as Sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He has made us accepted in the Beloved."
"In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; wherein He has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He has purposed in Himself. And His purpose is that in the dispensation of the fullness of times [after all seven Church Ages of PART-Word are fulfilled] He might gather together under one Head all things in Christ, both [the sleeping Church Age saints] which are in heaven, and [the living saints] who are on earthin Him. Moreover, in Him and because of what He has accomplished, we have become God's heritage, and we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated in accordance with His purpose, who works out everything in agreement with the counsel of His own will: that we who first placed our confidence in Christ have been destined to live for the praise of God's glory."
"In Him you and others also trusted, after you heard the Word of truth, the gospel of your salvation [the present Truth or Word for your Age]: and also having believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the pledge of our inheritance until the full redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory."
"For this reason, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and your love for all the saints, I cease not to give thanks for you, and pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of God's inheritance in [you]), the saints."
The purpose of this Message is that we might know without doubt we are the sons of God: recognize our position in Christ's Body and not ignorantly impersonate the membership of a previous Age, realize our individual value as His gift to God, and our eternal hope. This Message is grooming us for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
"And know and understand what is the unlimited greatness of God's power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, when He raised Christ from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places [as Head of the Body], far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world but also in that which is to come: and has put all things under His feet, and made Him the Supreme Head of the Church, which is His Body, filled with Himself, the Author and Giver of everything everywhere".
Paul was prophesying of our day wherein the mystery of God was finished to call Christ's end-time Bride into the unity of the faith for translation grace whereby we will work the same power that raised Jesus from the dead when God gathers together and reunites all of the Members of the Body with the Head.
After the translation and Wedding Supper the saints of all Ages will return to earth for a thousand years of peace during which we will learn to exercise dominion over earth and then judge the world at the White Throne Judgment.
God's first creation is recorded in Genesis. His second is recorded in the Book of Revelation. Genesis records the first and second heavensthe sky and clouds, and sidereal heavens we see now. But Paul was translated to see the third heaven which will come after this old heaven and earth are cleansed and renewed by their baptism of Fire (II Corinthians 12:2-3; II Peter 3:5-10; Revelation 21:1).
The Millennium, general resurrection and White Throne Judgment end all dealings with this old creation under the present heavens when sin and sinners will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Then heaven and earth will be restored to their original perfection, and the Pillar of Fire will anoint the New Jerusalem throughout eternity.
As the sabbath of God's first genesis was the manifestation of the first man made of dust (Genesis 2:1-7), the sabbath of the third genesis and second creation of man following the seven Church Ages, seven Seals, seven Trumpets, seven Thunders, seven heads of the Roman anti-Christ, seven mountains, and seven Vials, will be the manifestation of God in His glorified family with the glorified saints of all Ages in the Millennium. The seventh-day paradise of Eden will have its reflection in the peace of the seventh millennium. And whereas the sabbath of the first genesis was interrupted by sin, the sabbath of the second genesis will terminate sin and make all things new for the eighth and eternal S_O_N-day. Satan hates the exposition of Genesis and Revelation because these Books spell-out his sinful beginning and his end.
Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents the end-time Bride caught up in the Spirit to see "things which must be after" the close of the Laodicean Church Age. In Revelation 5 Christ stands before the elders to claim the inheritance He had to redeem (Adam's race and the Kingdom of IsraelRevelation 12:1-2) before He could take His Gentile Bride. Having established His worthiness and discharged His duty by purchasing our debt of sin, He issues a challenge to any nearer kinsman who might want to redeem Adam's race. "But no one in heaven, or on earth, or under the earth, was able to open the Scroll, or even to look upon it. And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the Scroll or even to look upon it".
John wept, because if no man was worthy to redeem that Book, the first genesis was completely lost, and Satan would rule the one world government He offered to Jesus in the prophecy of Matthew 4:8-9. "Then one of the twenty-four elders said, Stop crying, for look! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed and proven Himself worthy to open the Scroll and to loose its Seven Seals".
This is not merely a shoot to whom we Gentiles seek but the Root itself (Isaiah 11:1, 10; Matthew 22:42-45). Christ is at once "the branch" and "the root" of David: David's Son and David's Lord. The Lamb slain is therefore the Lion of Judah about to reign over Israel in the Millennium, thence over all of the "saved" in a redeemed earth.
John looked expecting to see the Lion but saw a Lamb, once slain, standing there before the twenty-four elders, directly in front of the throne and the living creatures, bearing scars from the wounds that once caused His death. It had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the seven portions of the Spirit of God sent out among the Gentiles to call and choose the saints of seven Church Ages.
In contrast to the wild untamable beasts (Gk. 'therion') that symbolize the four Gentile world kingdoms in Daniel and Revelation, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah won His victory not by might nor by power but by submission to the Spirit of the Lord. In contrast also to the Judaistic conception of the Lion of Judah, Jesus' strength was made perfect in weakness and He overcame by surrendering His self-will that He might be slain as a Lamb. This proves that the spirit motivating the non-Semitic "Jews" who now rule Israel and will rule it to the consummation (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24), hating, killing, deceiving, assassinating, stealing and torturing their enemytrue blood Israelites, Christians, and the sons of Adamis the spirit of Lucifer.
Jesus took the Book of redemption from the hand of God without a "please," or "thank you". It was His right and the Title Deed to everything He has redeemed. And He sat down in the Judgment Seat of God for He is no longer Son of God and Mediator but Son of Man, King of kings and Judge.
Revelation 5:8-10, "And as He took the Scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each with a harp and golden vials filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the Scroll, and to break its Seals and open it: for You were slain, and Your blood has bought as gifts to God a people out of every Tribe [of Israel], and [Gentile] tongue, and [Hebrew] people, and [Gentile] nation; and gathered them into a kingdom or Royal race and made them priests of our God; and they shall reign as kings over the earth" (Revelation 21:24).
Pictured here are the "angels" or theophany bodies of the Christian Church or Bride of Christ gathered out from an election of both Israelites and Gentiles in Adam's race. (God is no respecter of persons: faith is His measuring rod). In historic time this is March, 1963; Christ is about to fulfill Revelation 10:1-7 and the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 through His prophet, William Branham.
The whole Body or Bride of Jesus Christ is enumerated here (even though the Laodicean Age had barely ended and the Bride Age saints will not understand their Message much beyond the true Oneness of the Godhead, Scriptural water baptism and the original sin) because, unlike the Pentecostal and Church Age saints who had only PART-Word and a Mediator, we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary because we receive the fullness of the Word and Mediation for ignorance is unnecessary.
The "new song" is the revelation that redemption is over since our Kinsman has claimed His inheritance meaning our glorification and the Millennium are at hand. For those in this dimension, it is "the true sayings of God." With the opening of the Seven Seals the Bible became a new Book, so only those with "that which is perfect" can sing this "new song" whose words are the revelation of the end-time Message (Revelation 19:9; 22:10,17).
The theophanies of the redeemed Church respond to the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders: "And I heard the singing of millions of angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders: singing with one loud voice (Ephesians 4:13), Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And everyone in heaven and earth, and from the dead beneath the earth and in the sea, saying, The blessing and the honour and the glory and the power belong to Him that sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb forever and ever. And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped Him" (Revelation 5:11-14).
The Lamb is worthy to receive glory and majesty because He humbled Himself unto death (Ephesians 1:15-23; Philippians 2:5-11). He sits in God's throne as His co-equal (Revelation 21:22-23; 22:1-3) sharing the seven-fold honors of godliness which are in stark contrast with the six materialistic, worldly characteristics the apostate Laodicean church claims but does not possess (Revelation 3:17). Soon we will sit with Jesus Christ in His thronethe Millennium (Revelation 3:21). nl294.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.