Bible Believers' Newsletter 308
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
We greet you in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; thanks fellowshipping around God's unchanging Word.
George II of the United States of America has announced plans to send an international team of men to the Moon, there to build a substantial base from which to travel to Mars. One more Presidential lie and blackop.
Will any of his minions have the gumption to say, "Pssst! The so-called Moon landing in 1969 was all a hoaxlike the holocaust." Oh, the Israeli holocaust of Palestinians in Jenin and the bloody Jewish holocausts of over a 100 million mainly nominal Christians in Russia and China are real, but the claimed holocausts of "Jews" by Germany in World Wars I and II are a hoax.
But the Pharisees whispered, "We'll not tell on you if you don't tell on us. Although we control media and education world-wide, take care when you replay the same handyou may expose us both!"
This latest Presidential NWO scam is not Bush II's initiative: it was touted in the '60s when he was evading his military service. Early in 1963 the form of the Iron Mountain 15-member peace study was decided. "The Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility or Desirability for Peace"another well-known 'forgery,' like the New Testament and the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, advised "An effective political substitute for war would require 'alternative enemies,' some of which might seem equally farfetched"like invaders from outer space (Leonard C. Lewin, Report From Iron Mountain On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace; Penguin Books, 1967; Taylor Caldwell, Ceremony of the Innocent, Fawcett Books, 1976).
Today's 'farfetched alternative enemies' feature al Qaeda, Jemaah Islamiyah, Islamic Terrorism, 9/11, SARS, Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect, Iraq's WMD, the holocaust and the "tooth fairy." Individually, collectively and without exception, each is a hoax perpetrated by the 'Hidden Hand' which is at enmity with God and man and decidedly hostile toward Islam. These are black psychological operations intended to deceive and push the Goyim (or human cattle as they regard us) into the pen of their New World Order via World War III between the political Zion and Islam which they will support on both sides with usury and Gentile blood.
Like the prophecies of the 'forged' New Testament of the Bible, and the blueprint for world hegemony set forth in the Protocols, the 'alternative enemies' and 'impossible tasks' suggested by the 'fraudulent' Report from Iron Mountain are being realized with mechanical precision. Our only defense against this satanic conspiracy is the revealed Truth of God's unchanging Word.
Satan overtly controls our governments whose leaders are not ashamed by this 'open secret,' and Rome is the 'front' that rules. As Norman Dodd, Director of Research for Congressman Reece's Select Committee investigation into subversive activities of the tax-exempt foundations of the Reece Committee found, the Black Nobility and the Vatican (who conjointly ruled the Holy Roman Empire) "issue franchises to groups who are capable and willing, in slang terms, to keep their mouth shut, number one, and number two, to perform whatever this central agency feels is a necessity".
Through their 'franchise' on education the Rockefellers have toiled to control and enslave men's minds by educating them back to the Dark Ages. Consequently we are destroying our bodies by inoculation, malnourishmentCodex Alimentarius regulations commenced in 1963 by the UN and WHO that aim to outlaw health information connected with vitamins and limit free access to natural therapies on a worldwide scale (see Newsletter 294), fluoridation and chlorination of the water supply, highly processed and genetically modified foods.
Rothschilds have been given a franchise to control the money aspect of people worldwide. In return for exercising control and keeping their mouth shut, they are given handsome privileges of money manipulation and of course increase their money wealth by leaps and bounds.
"Proposed replacements for war included: a comprehensive social-welfare program, an open-ended space program aimed at unreachable targets, a permanent inspection program for disarmament, an international police force, an extraterrestrial threat, massive global pollution, fictitious alternative enemies, enslavement programs derived from the peace corps model, new religious and other mythologies, socially oriented blood games, and a program of eugenics" (Leonard C. Lewin, ibid, p. 84).
In 1976, Taylor Caldwell summarized the Iron Mountain Report: "There will be no peace in the tormented world, only a programmed and systematic series of wars and calamitiesuntil the plotters have gained their objective: an exhausted world willing to meekly submit to a PLANNED Marxist economy and total ENSLAVEMENTin the name of PEACE." Precisely as set forth by the Protocols and Albert Pike.
Is God ignorant or unaware of these matters? Asleep perhaps? Not at all. At Christ's 'parousia' Coming in 1963 He indicted the denominational systems as apostate, ending the Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of worship (Isaiah 61:2; I Corinthians 13:10; II Thessalonians 2:1-3; II Timothy 4:3-4; Revelation 3:17-20). Because we receive the fullness of the Word, Christ's end-time Bride was redeemed in Him on Calvary, and when the last of the PART-Word saints was redeemed in 1963, redemption was over. In 1963 Judaeo-Masonic agent Angelo Roncalli, who was a member of the B'nai B'rith Masonic Lodge, and who completed Vatican II, was elected Pope Paul VI (Rev. Fr. Henri Mouraux, The Hidden, but Victorious Way of the Free-Masonry; Carlos Vazquez Rangel, Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the Masons of Mexico, in a 1993 interview with the political weekly 'Processo'). In 1963 Christ opened the Seven Seals and revealed them through the angel to the Seventh Church Age (Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-7). And in 1963 the rapture commenced (Matthew 25:6; Acts 3:19-23; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4)
George II's hubris may fool most of the people most of the time but the Bride of Christ cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God. No man will set foot on the Moon or on Mars, however, the Bride of Christ will soon travel like a thought to meet the Lord in the air.
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.
Australian Government Agents bomb Sydney
January 11, 2004 According to a police spokesman, on Saturday morning a huge "car bomb" rocked western Sydney with a boom that could he heard up to 35 kilometers away . . .
If this gross incident proves anything at all, it is simply that a hard core of maniacs in Canberra have finally crossed the invisible line which normally separates public servants from criminals. Those who funded, organised and executed this covert operation must be weeded-out and punished very quickly, before they take the inevitable next step in this crazed process, i.e. that of blowing up a few dozen or a few hundred Australians in order to make everyone else "believe" in the fictional al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah.
This event may be closer than any of us think, because the Commonwealth of Australia is due to hold its biggest-ever counter terrorism exercise in early March 2004. No doubt a few dozen bloodied and mangled [real] corpses on the streets of Sydney or Melbourne, would go down very well with those in Canberra who have already slipped over the edge into complete insanity. Full story: joevialls.altermedia.info
Comment: Remember the Port Arthur Massacre blackop!
The Source of Our War Problem
How a convicted serial forger was used to falsify and corrupt the Christian Bible. The report details the role of the Oxford University Press-owned Scofield Bible in controlling Christian thought, effectively creating 'Christian' Zionism from the ranks of the emerging evangelicalism, and how it was then transformed into radical anti-Islamic bias. Special attention is given to the war role of the Southern Baptist Convention and prominent televangelists. This report may be the first to compare the several successive editions of the Scofield Reference Bible since 1908, to demonstrate a pernicious, pro-Israel political bias inserted between the lines of the respected King James Edition. It makes a strong case for laying the responsibility for the Mideast wars upon the leadership of American churches. Full story: whtt.org
Comment: Scripture teaches us the once Protestant churches are the image unto the beast.
Welcome to the State of Israel: see no Evil, speak no Evil
January 13, 2004 All foreigners arriving in Ben Gurion Airport are now being issued with "information on entry into territories under the control of the Palestinian Authority". . . entry into the aforementioned territories without prior authorization may result in deportation and refusal of future re-entry into the state of Israel. . . trying to tighten its grip on the information flow from the occupied territories and hide from the world the numerous violations of international and humanitarian law . . . Full story: palestinemonitor.org palestinemonitor.org news.scotsman.com
It's because They fear Us: Teenage Refuseniks
Tel Aviv, January 7, 2004 "Nearly 1,000 school leavers and reservists have signed refusal letters, and members of elite forces such as fighter pilots and commandos say they will no longer attack Palestinian targets because the large numbers of civilian casualties amounted to war crimes." Full story: guardian.co.uk
Angels Telephones to Glory
The word "angel" in Hebrew ('mal'ak'), as in the Greek ('aggelos'), means a messenger and denotes any agent God sends forth to execute his purposes. These messengers may be a theophany, the visible appearance of God in human form, with "of God" or "of the Lord" sometimes added, but more often they are flesh and blood human beings called "holy ones," "prophets" or "saints"mortal men like you or I, with a Message from God.
This word is used of the four men who brought tragic tidings informing Job of the loss of his flocks and herds and the murder of his children (Job 1:13-22; Elihu was Christ); of the disciples sent by John the Baptist to inquire of Jesus, "Are you the Coming One, or do we look for another?" (Luke 7:18-24); and of the disciples Jesus sent before Him (Luke 9:52).
The word is also applied to describe Israel which was to be "a Light to the Gentiles" but lived in darkness (Isaiah 42:18-20); to prophets (Haggai 1:13); of priests (Malachi 2:7), and ministers of the New Testament such as the seven major apostles or Church Age Messengers sent throughout the Gentile dispensationPaul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham (Revelation 1:20).
These angels were all mortal men. The word "angel" denotes the office and not the nature of those whom God employs in carrying on His government of the world. In the widest sense angels are agents of God's foreseeing care and guidance toward His elect (Exodus 12:23; Psalm 104:4; I Corinthians 10:10; II Samuel 24:16-17; II Kings 19:35; Acts 12:23), especially in prosecuting the great work of redemption.
The two angels in the Garden of Eden were the theophany of God called the Tree of Life which became Jesus Christ (John 5:40; I John 5:11-12; Revelation 2:7), and Lucifer, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil whose seed has multiplied in these last days "as it was in the days of Noah" (Ezekiel 28:13; Daniel 12:4; Matthew 24:37). Lucifer became Satan and incarnated the Serpent, by whom he persuaded the woman to partake of the wrong tree. He later incarnated Judas Iscariot, and will soon incarnate the pope.
The "Angel of His presence" (Isaiah 63:9; Exodus 23:20-21; 32:34; 33:2; Numbers 20:16) is the Angel of the Covenant Who was the Pillar of Fire and Supernatural Cloud that led Israel and has appeared in these last days. Manifest in virgin-born flesh He became Jesus Messiah Whom John the Baptist announced as "the Angel of the Covenant" (Malachi 3:1; I Corinthians 10:4), and said, "Before Abraham I Am, [the Pillar of Fire that spoke to Moses from the bush]".
Jesus appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus as the Angel of the Covenant. Acts 9:4-5, "And he heard a voice saying, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? And Paul replied, who are You, Lord? And the Lord said I am Jesus whom you are persecuting: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks." Again, the mighty Angel of Revelation 5:2; 10:1 and 18:21 was Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Covenant.
The "Angel of God" or "Angel of the Lord" is a manifestation of the Divine Word or Logos, the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15); accepting worship as His due (Genesis 22:11-12; 31:11-13; 48:15-16; Exodus 3:2-6,13-14; 23:20-23; Numbers 22:22,31-35; Isaiah 63:9; Acts 27:23-24). All other angels like you and me, as mere creatures and sinners saved by grace, reject worship, as William Branham refused worship from certain misguided believers of his Message (Revelation 19:10 and 22:9).
The Angel of the Lord often manifest in the flesh of a created Manan anticipation of the incarnation (John 1:18). His appearance to Abraham at Mamre (Genesis 18:2, 22; 19:1), to Jacob at Peniel (Genesis 32:24-30), and to Joshua at Gilgal (Joshua 5:13, 15) were revelations of the Divine presence before the "fullness of the time" of the only begotten Son of God (Galatians 4:4).
"Angel of the Lord," "Son of God" and "Holy One" refer to the Divine Word or Logos alone. His incarnation makes Him the bond of union between heaven and earth and the mediating center of all intercourse with God by reference to which all angelic ministration is best understood (Matthew 11:27).
John 1:47-51, "As Philip and Nathanael approached Him Jesus said, Here comes an honest man, a true son of Israel.
How do you know what I am like? Nathanael demanded. Jesus replied, In a vision I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.
Nathanael responded, Rabbi, You are the Son of God; the King of Israel!
Jesus asked him, Do you believe all this just because I told you I had seen you under the fig tree? You will see greater proofs than this. I say unto you [i.e. THUS SAITH THE LORD], you will even see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man".
This expression is a metaphor associated with Jacob's dream of the ladder reaching to heaven and the angels ascending and descending with Messages to and from God (Genesis 28:10-17). As Jacob the overcomer who was to become Israel, represented Nathanael the Israelite who was to become a Christian, that ladder represented Jesus Christ, our way of escape and means of uninterrupted personal communication between heaven and earth now possible in and through our kinsman Redeemer.
From the fall in the Garden of Eden, heaven had been shut against man by sin as exhibited by the denial of free access at any time into the Holy Place and Holy of Holies to those who are sanctified (Hebrews 9:8): but now consecrated for us through the riven veil of Christ's flesh (Hebrews 10:19-20). Since He has the pre-eminence in all things, Christ was the first resurrected man, and the first to enter heaven where he cleansed the heavenly tabernacle with His own blood to make a way for us (Romans 1:1-4; 8:29; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 2:10). However, heaven will remain closed to the elect Israelites until the Seven Vials of God's wrath have all been poured out upon the nominal church at the seventh Trumpet when heaven will unfold their seven Trumpet mysteries (Revelation 11:19; 15:8).
The Incarnation introduces a new era in the ministrations of angels. They predict Messiah's advent (Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:26-38), minister to Him after His temptation and the agony of overcoming in Gethsemane (Matthew 4:11; Luke 22:43-44), and declare His resurrection and ascension (Matthew 28:2-8; John 20:12-13; Acts 1:10-11). These "angels" are theophanies of men, visions, or the visible appearance of God in human form.
Angels are ministering spirits to the people of God. What is seldom understood is that these angels are generally the celestial body of those saints ministering by inspiration to their elect soul. Their representation in the mind of God: the theophany or apparition of their glorified form communicating the mind of Christ. If we read Hebrews 1:1-2:18 we shall see how angels are sometimes supernatural beings and at other times mere mortals.
"In many visions, dreams and inspirations, each of which revealed a portion of the Truth, the Holy Spirit spoke to our fathers in the prophets (I Peter 1:10-12). But in these last days He has spoken to us incarnate in His Son, the God-Prophet, Who is Heir of all creation, by and through Whom as the Logos He manifest and set in order the reaches of space and the dispensations of time."
(In the Gospels, Jesus our kinsman Redeemer had four titles as Son. As Son of David He is heir to the throne; as Son of Abraham He is Heir to the royal grant; as Son of man (Adam and his race) He is Heir to the earth; and as Son of God He is Heir to all things. All of God's elect are accounted in Christ and as attributes of the Logos are eternal with Him. This explains how we are joint heirs with Him and have eternal Life without beginning and without end. Once we are born-again we recognize who we are.
Brother Branham said, "If you are a son of God, and if I am a son of God, or a daughter of God, we were in God at the beginning. And when Jesus became the Fullness of the Word, then we were in Him, germ form. When He was crucified, we were crucified in His body. When He rose from the dead, we rose with Him. And now, since we have recognized it, we sit together with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus . . . if we are sons and daughters of God, we are God's children; then we're attributes of God . . . we have eternal Life. And God is the only eternal Life there is. Then we were in Him from the beginning. And when Jesus became all that Word, we were part of Him then. Amen. There you are. When that's in there, there's no devil, no powers, no nothing can ever move it. That's the tie post of the soul." (II Corinthians 5:13-21).
"You can be anointed out here in this spirit, and desire and do all these other things, but when it comes to this tie post to that Word, you'll never move from there. It'll hold right steady and true to that Word as it can be. Outside of that, regardless of what you do, you're still lost" (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, 7:28-29).
By this revelation Paul declared, "Both Christ Who sanctifies, making men holy, and those who are sanctified [the New Testament Church] have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call us His brothers and sisters" (Hebrews 2:11; Matthew 12:46-50).
"Being the Logos manifest in virgin-born flesh, Jesus is the sole expression of the fullness of the glory of God, the perfect imprint and image of His nature and character, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty Word of power. When by offering Himself as our kinsman Redeemer He had accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the highest honor of the Majesty on high, taking a place and rank by which He Himself became as much superior to angels [or messengers] as the glorious title [first-born] Son of God, which was passed on to Him by His Father, is far greater than the names and titles of the angels. For God never said to any of His messengers, You are My Son, and today I have begotten and established You in an official Sonship relation with kingly dignity? Another time He said, I am His Father and He is My Son (Psalm 89:26-27). And at still another time, when He again brought the first-born Son into the habitable world, He said, "Let all the angels of God worship Him" (Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:5; Psalm 97:7).
"In contrast with Messiah, God speaks of the subordinate position of His messengers as servants as changeable and perishable as wind and lightning in nature" (Psalm 104:4). (However exalted, they are but creatures, born in sin, not begotten from everlasting, nor to be worshipped as the Son (Revelation 14:7; 22:8,9) Who is Himselfthe Creator manifest in Flesh (Hebrews 1:10). Emmanuel (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23).
"But of His Son He says, Your Kingdom, O God, is for eternity: and the sceptre of Your Kingdom is a sceptre of absolute righteousness. You have loved righteousness and uprightness of purpose and hated iniquity; therefore God, even Your God, has anointed You with the oil of exultant joy and gladness above and beyond Your brethren and joint heirs (Psalm 45:6-8). Furthermore, You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of Your hands: they will perish; but You will remain forever; and will become worn out like old clothes which some day you will fold up and replace. But You will never change and Your years will never end" (Psalm 102:25-27).
"Besides, to which of the angels has He ever said, Sit in honor at My right hand, until I crush all Your enemies beneath Your feet (Psalm 110:1)? Are not messengers all servants sent forth to minister to them who are to inherit salvation?"
Since all of this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention to these Truths we have heard, lest we should drift away from them. For if the Word spoken by angels [or prophets] has always been THUS SAITH THE LORD, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty; how shall we escape, if we are indifferent and refuse to listen to this great salvation? For it was declared at first by the Lord Jesus Himself, and confirmed to us by those who heard Him speak. Besides these evidences, God witnessed to the truth of their Messages by signs and manifestations of His power, and by imparting the Gifts of the Holy Ghost to the believers according to His own will?"
"And the future habitable world of which we speak will not be put in subjection to blithe spirits. But a certain [earthly] angelKing Davidtestified to God, saying, What is mere man, that You are so concerned about him? And who is this Son of man you honor so highly? For although You made Him a little lower than the angels, [elohim or 'amateur gods:' men John 10:34-35), You have crowned man with glory and honour, and set him over the works of Your hands, [thus confirming Genesis 1:28" (Psalm 8:4-6):
"You have put all things in subjection under man's feet, leaving nothing outside of man's control. To date we have not yet seen all of this take place. [However we have seen this authority manifest in the angel William Branham, "the firstfruit of we who are Christ's at His 'parousia' Coming" (I Corinthians 15:20), when He demonstrated the "third pull." And God did what he spoke because he was under pre-eminence to the Word. Very soon now we will exercise this authority during the manifestation of the Sons of God (Romans 8:19)]. But we see the Man Jesus, ["the firstfruits of the Old Testament saints who had fallen asleep"], Who for a while was ranked beneath the angels, [prophets and messengers], crowned now with glory and honour because He suffered death in order that by the grace of God to us sinners He might experience death for every man in Adam's race" [and not just the angels or prophets].
"And it was right and proper that God, Who made everything for His own sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory, should bring the forerunner of their salvation to maturity in the human experience through suffering to perfectly equip Him for His office as High Priest. For both Christ who sanctifies, making men holy, and those who are sanctified [the New Testament Church] have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call us His brothers and sisters, saying in Psalm 22:22, I will declare Your Name to My brethren, Father. In the midst of the congregation we will sing hymns of praise to You. And on another occasion He said, I will fix My trust in Him. And yet again, Here I am and the children whom God has given Me."
"Since we, God's children are human beingsmade of flesh and bloodHe likewise partook of the same nature; for only as a human born of woman could He die and in dying break the power of the Devil who had the power of death, and deliver those who through fear of death have been living all their lives as slaves to constant dread. He did not take the nature of purely spiritual beings, for the exclusive objects of redemption are flesh and blood; and God did not enter covenant relationship with angels but with the seed of Abraham or New Testament saints, the offspring of Christ (Galatians 3:27-29). So it is evident that as their kinsman Redeemer it was essential He be made like His brethren in every respect only without sin, a perfect substitute born of a woman in Adam's race, of the Tribe of Judah and the House of David, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest before God, to make atonement and propitiation for the sins of the people. And because He Himself in His humanity has suffered in being tested and tried, He is able to assist and relieve those who are tempted and therefore being exposed to suffering".
We see in these two chapters how the Bible is the story of God changing His Form or unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughtsthrough the Logos to His glorified FamilyJesus Christ the firstfruits, and afterwards those who are Christ's at His 'parousia' Coming. If you meditate on what we have just read you will understand Romans 8:28-30:
"Those whom God foreknew from the foundation of the world as the called according to His purpose, He also predestinated before there was one speck of star dust to be molded into the image of his Son, that He might become the firstborn among many brethren. And those whom he foreordained He also called: and those whom He called, He also justified: and those whom He justified, He also glorified".
God sees His elect through the Blood of Jesus so to speak: glorified, always eternal. He sees our "angel" or the theophany of our glorified form in sinless perfection without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, knowing nothing of our past sins or our present mistakes which are remitted.
Romans 8:31-33, "What then shall we say to all of this? If God be for us, who can be against us (Psalm 118:6)? Since He did not spare even His own Son for us but delivered Him up for us all, won't He also freely give us all other things? Who dares accuse us whom God has justified and chosen as His own?"
If you are understanding this Message: not my words or the words of Brother Branham, but the revelation of God's written Word for this day as expounded by Brother Branham, and revealed by the Spirit, that's the tie post to the soul. You will be there on that day.
Now we see the mystery of the empathy between angels and men is this: the word "angel" means a messenger, usually a mortal man; but angels who are spiritual beings are generally the celestial bodies of mortal men, as for instance the prophet Samuel whom the medium of Endor called up for Saul (I Samuel 28:1-19). And Melchisedec Who appeared to Abraham in theophany (Genesis 14:18-22; Hebrews 7:1-3), and again in created flesh (Genesis 18:1-8), was later manifested as Jesus Christ, virgin-born to die and raise again for our justification (John 1:1, 14; I Timothy 3:16).
Angels and men are alike called "sons of God" (Job 1:6; 38:7; Daniel 3:25, 28), and "gods" or 'elohim,' (Psalm 8:5; 97:7; Psalm 82:1-8; Luke 3:38; John 10:34-35). We are to be "Lights" as Jesus is the Logos and Light of the world (John 8:12; 9:5; Matthew 5:14). Whereas Jesus was the Word before He was made flesh and glorified, both angels and men are finite but, upon making the right decisions in life are ever progressing in the participation of God's infinite perfection as we progress from flesh to Word to glorified flesh.
Everyone in Adam's race is made in God's image and after His likeness but placed on earth with freedom to choose whether to will conform or rebel. God's foreknowledge of the outcome may be likened to a snapshot of the finished product. He sees this in his thinking, so it is spirit. In due season and at the instant the spirit of mortal life enters the new-born body, the soul is created that will become that spirit. And as it matures and passes the age of accountability it begins to make those decisions that will determine its destiny. Put another way, this soul is the negative exposed to the world then placed in the developing solution of God's Word. And according to its decisions, it will be united with its angel or celestial body which has the appearance of its form glorified in perfection, or is lost, and united with its fallen angel that is without form, or that takes some hideous appearance.
So the life you live here is only reflecting through your flesh what your celestial body is in another dimension. For if our earthly house of this tabernacle is dissolved, we have another one waiting. And remember, "The Lake of Fire was prepared for the Devil and his angels"the antichrist and his people (Matthew 25:41) whom we shall judge (I Corinthians 6:3).
Now that we have set forth what angels are, let us dispel some common misconceptions. As angels are ministering spirits sent to minister God's Word to His people, there is no such thing as a female angel as women are forbidden to teach or to usurp authority over the man. Angels are not chubby little babies with wings on their back. Angels don't have wings, and being in eternity they are ageless (Luke 20:36).
It might also be helpful for us to reconsider some Scriptures:
Psalm 34:7, "The Angel of the Lord encamps round about them that fear Him, (not sinners) and delivers them." This is an expression of speech signifying that the Holy Spirit is a very present help in time of trouble and that He watches over or guards His elect by His creative Word. It is God's Word that produces what it has said, that covers each elect and not the Angel of the Lord Who cannot be omnipresent. So long as we abide in His Word and His Word abides in us, we shall have what we desire. And since we are already seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus which is the present Truth of His Word, in the dimension of the mind of God we are before His face and surrounded by the New Testament saints. More particularly since heaven emptied out for the space of about half an hour with the revelation of the Seven Seals, and the fullness of the Word is present with us now in Christ and our brethren, the "saints" who are Christ's "holy angels" (Zechariah 14:5; Mark 8:38; I Thessalonians 3:13; 4:14; Jude 14).
Matthew 18:10, "Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father Who is in heaven." It is not correct to suppose that Jesus can ascribe partiality to God, even for innocent little children, and this whole statement must be regarded as indicating the importance of their spiritual welfare. All children in Adam's race, being under the age of accountability have their names on the Book of Life. As a consequence their "angels" or theophanies are in the Presence of the Father so long as they do not fall.
The "angels" spoken of in Matthew 13:39, 41, 49 are in fact not seven heavenly entities but seven portions of one Holy Spirit that anointed the seven earthly angels to the Church Ages. In other words, together they are the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 16:27, "The Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to His works." This speaks of Christ's 'parousia' Coming. These angels are the Church Age saints as revealed in the mount Transfiguration vision that follows.
Amos 3:7, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets." God always sends an angel with warning and a way of escape before judgment. He sent Noah before the Flood; He came Himself before the destruction of Sodom and sent Moses before the exodus from Egypt; Jeremiah before the Babylonian captivity, John the Baptist before the close of the Hebrew dispensation, Paul for the exodus from apostate Israel, and Brother Branham for the exodus from the apostate church. All of these angels were men.
Matthew 24:31, "He shall send His angels (two Hebrew prophets with the anointings of the Spirit that were upon Moses and Elijah (Zechariah 4; Revelation 11:3-12) with a great sound of the Seventh Trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect 144,000 from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." Two more men.
Revelation 1:1, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show to His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel [William Branham] to His servant John".
Throughout the Book of Revelation the angel who conducts John is the messenger to the Seventh or Laodicean Church Age (1909-1963), William Branham (1909-1965). The Seven Seals on the Book were revealed to John in a series of visions wherein he saw Brother Branham expounding the Revelation as he had received It from Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1; 10:4,7). John represents Christ's end-time Bride because the mystery of God is received by her alone to bring her to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Ephesians 4:13; Acts 3:21; Revelation 10:7; 18:4; Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16).
Revelation 10:7, "In the days of the Voice of the seventh angel (William Branham), when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has declared to His servants the prophets".
Revelation 22:16, "I Jesus have sent My angel (William Branham) to testify these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star".
Brother Branham said, "Now, here the Bible comes right back and tells us that God sends forth angels. Glory. What are they? Ministering spirits. Glory. Ministering spirits sent where? From the Presence of God. What to do? Minister His Word. Amen. You're not to minister some theology of some denominational group, but to minister His Word, that's it, ministering spirits sent forth.
How do we know they are? The Bible said that the Word of the Lord came to the prophets. Is that right? These angels minister His Word through His Holy Spirit; and the Spirit and the Word came to the prophets; and the prophets had the Word of God. That's the reason they could do the miracles that they did. It wasn't the man; it was the Spirit of God in the man, the Spirit of Christ in the man" (The Greatest Battle Ever Fought, p. 27:1-2). nl308.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.