Bible Believers' Newsletter 332
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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.
Atheism Lessons planned for Schools
London, February 15, 2004 Children should learn about atheism in religious education lessons as part of moves to make the subject more relevant to the modern world, according to a report from a think-tank with close ties to New Labour.
Indeed, the subject's name should be changed from religious education to religious, philosophical and moral education, says the study published this week by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Guidelines for schools on how to teach the beliefs of atheists, agnostics and humanists are being drawn up . . . Full story: education.independent.co.uk
Global Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2004
"To authorize the establishment within the Department of State [of] an Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, to require inclusion in annual Department of State reports of information concerning acts of anti-Semitism around the world, and for other purposes." Full story: whtt.org
Comment: Nobody may criticize International Zionism without being labeled "anti-Semitic," an epithet that puts politicians in fear of the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled "Jews" who devised and exercise anti-Semitism for their own nefarious purposes.
Such Orwellian "thought control" nullifies the Bill of Rights by denying Americans freedom of speech, press, petition and assembly, and tightens "the squeeze" long foretold by the Prophet and which has been stealthily choking the Holy Spirit out of the Message "for fear of the Jews".
Shaddam Shaddam's New Vaudeville Scam!
Though this and earlier reports have proved and still prove that President Hussein was never captured by the Americans, nor his sons killed by them in the manner claimed, readers should be circumspect in assuming that all three are necessarily alive and well today. Since America first illegally invaded sovereign Iraq, it has killed an absolute minimum of 5,500 civilians with random fragmentation weapons, and targeted areas with deep penetration bunker-busting bombs.
Thus the total number of Iraqis murdered by the Zionists is currently unknown, as are their individual identities. Under such circumstances, no serious analyst would stick his neck out and claim that Saddam, Uday and Qusay are still alive out there, because it is impossible to tell for sure. The only people likely to know the truth of the matter are very senior members of the Republican Guard, and possibly the Kremlin. Full story: joevialls.altermedia.info thetruthseeker.co.uk informationclearinghouse.info
Homeland Security 'Highway Watch'
trains Americans to spy on Each Other
July 5 2004 On a blazing hot morning last week, 75 men and women of the highwaybus drivers, truckers and van operatorsconvened at a nondescript office building in Little Rock, Ark., to be trained as terrorist hunters. The Department of Homeland Security this year gave $19.3 million to the American Trucking Association, which is based in Alexandria, Va., to recruit a volunteer "army" called Highway Watch. So far, 10,000 truckers have signed on to become amateur sleuths. Over the next year, the goal is to add tollbooth workers, rest-stop employees and construction crews, creating a corps of 400,000 people drawn from every state. Full story: propagandamatrix.com
Legality of Iraq Occupation 'Flawed'
July 5, 2004 The senior Foreign Office lawyer who resigned after ministers ignored her advice that the war in Iraq was illegal has issued a damning legal critique of the occupation, claiming that the alleged abuse of prisoners "could amount to war crimes".
In her first newspaper interview since her resignation, Elizabeth Wilmshurst, the former deputy legal adviser to the Foreign Office, said that the basis for going to war should always be based on "facts" rather than an "assertion" about an "imminent threat". Ms. Wilmshurst said "it could be alleged that the use of force in Iraq was aggression" while "the kinds of abusive treatment of Iraqi prisoners that have been alleged could amount to war crimes". Full story: independent.co.uk
Israeli Interrogator at Abu Ghraib Prison Claim
The American general formerly in charge of Abu Ghraib prison has told the BBC that she has evidence that the Israelis were involved in interrogating Iraqi detainees at another facility.
Brig Gen Janis Karpinski, who was suspended in May over allegations of prisoner abuse, said she met a man claiming to be Israeli during a visit to a Baghdad intelligence centre with a senior coalition general. . . He said, 'Well I do some of the interrogation here. I speak Arabic but I'm not an Arab I'm from Israel.' Full story: apfn.org news.scotsman.com telegraph.co.uk informationclearinghouse.info
Nothing can make the Word live but Believers
Philippians 2:5-8, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, did not demand and cling to His rights as God: but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant and the likeness of a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the Cross".
The Greek word for "form" is 'morphe' which means an adjustment of parts or characters as in a play; a reassignment of destiny; to change the external appearance befitting a thing or truly expressing the fact.
God changed His form from the supernatural Unseen to the appearance of a natural man, and His elect are being transformed from sinners to saints, morphed from conformity to the world into the very image of God's Word. Therefore, the Bible is the story of God changing His form or unfolding His attributes from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the manifestation of those thoughts in the glorified flesh of His family.
God changes His form to manifest and fulfill Bible prophecy by veiling Himself behind different offices and individuals to express the attributes appropriate to those parts of His great drama. Although He changes His form He never changes His nature (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8).
All God was He poured into Christ, the beginning of God "morphing" Himself into creation (Revelation 3:14; Matthew 1:23). Not a second of third person but the Person of God manifest in the form of a virgin-born Man to play the part of our Kinsman Redeemer. "In Him the fullness of the attributes of the character and nature of god were expressed in one body" (Colossians 2:9). Jesus said, "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the intimate Presence of the Father, has declared Him in a human form that can be seen, touched, smelt and heard" (John 1:18).
I Timothy 3:16, "Without controversy great is the secret mystery of godliness (hidden from the natural eye of the wise and prudent and revealed by Spiritual discernment to His elect even when they are as unskilled in the Word as babies): God Himself (not a second or third person) was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels (- early Christians who witnessed His ministry), preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory".
I John 1:1-3; "That eternal Life which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life; (for the Life was manifested, and we have seen It, and bear witness, and show to you that eternal Life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us). That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ" Who was the Father (Holy Spirit) made manifest or "morphed" into flesh in the office of Son of man, the Prophet (Matthew 1:18,20).
All Christ is He is pouring into His Church, beginning on the day of Pentecost. John 17:6, 9, 20-23, "I have manifested Your Name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world . . . I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them whom You have given Me; for they are Yours. . . Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also who shall believe on Me through their Word; that they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that You have sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are one: I in them, and You in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them, as You have loved Me".
I Corinthians 6:17; 12:13-14, "God and the soul that is joined together with God is one Spirit. . . For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body, whether we be Hebrews or Gentiles, bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many".
From these Scriptures it can be seen that the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Trinity doctrines (plural) are in error and without a revelation of God or His purpose (Ephesians 1:3-13) and are the same pagan myths worshipped by every nation, tribe and tongue. The different names by which the Trinity of gods is known varies according to culture and language and may be traced to their common source through an encyclopedia.
Jesus' prayer was that we might be one in the faith. And the Holy Spirit has had 2,000 years to guide us into that holy union (John 14:26; 16:13; Acts 2:1; I Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:13). People fail to understand, and ministers with vested interest in corporate Christianity neglect to disclose that the Gentile dispensation, like its pattern, Israel's Pentecostal feast, embraces nine dispensations (Leviticus 23:15-21; Revelation 1-3). Ignorant of this fact, those incarcerated in denominational prisons impersonate the glare of an age gone by instead of walking in the Light of the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing now (I John 1:7).
Jesus was Emmanuel, God with us: Himselfnot one of three or any other fraction of God. Matthew, 5:17-18, "Think not that I have come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill. Truly I say, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Law till all is fulfilled".
As the First Commandment declares but one God (Exodus 20:3), and the Shema declares but one Lord (Deuteronomy 6:4), Moses who wrote the Old Testament, and its prophets, did not believe in any trinity of Gods. Neither did Jesus or the Judeans, as He told the elect prostitute at the well, "We Judeans know what we worship" (Mark 12:29; John 4:22). Paul, who wrote the New Testament witnessed in Acts 24:14, "After the way which they call heresy I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things written in the Law and in the prophets." Paul did not believe in any trinity of gods and neither did Benjamin, Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, or any of his forefathers.
Since God is omniscient and infinite He can never change His mind about nor retract His Word (Isaiah 55:11), the test for a prophet requires that his prophecy be consistent with the Word of every previously vindicated prophet. Clearly there can never be a Trinitarian prophet.
Since the Word of God comes only to a prophet, and the Church is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, those who introduced the Trinity doctrine into Christendom at the First Nicaea Council in AD325 where the Roman Catholic church organized, were not Christians. According to the records, those few Christian ministers who traveled to Nicea left before the Council sat! Another anomaly is that there is no Hebrew or Greek word for Trinity in any Bible.
The Trinity doctrine is carnal reasoning against the faith, which is the mark of the beast. Soon Rome and her United States image will impose this false doctrine by FORCE (Revelation 13:16-18). Are they perhaps honing their inquisitorial proficiency at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib torture centers for persuasion on a larger scale in the hundreds of newly built, yet unoccupied concentration camps across the United States?
The Roman Catholic church was organized by apostate "Jews" at the Hegelian dialectic of the First Nicaea Council where the 'Hidden Hand' brought the followers of Athanasius who believed in a Trinitarian (polytheistic) doctrine, into controlled conflict with the champions of Arius, who believed in Unitarianism which held Jesus Christ was a prophet but denied His Deity. The outcome saw the "morphing" of the Babylonian trinity of the state religion into a Christian form by renaming its principal gods with the titles Father, Son and Holy Ghost, deifying Mary and rebirthing minor deities and ancestors as noted and spurious saints.
Arianism or Unitarianism was the major "Christian" cult until about AD1100 by which time the Roman Catholic church managed to "persuade" her opposition at the point of a sword and force her mark of the beast.
The more recent Pentecostal Oneness or "Jesus Only" doctrine was a step closer to the Light but it too is false as they denominated before God had restored the Bible revelation of the true oneness of the Godhead (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:21; Revelation 10:7). And once organized they were no longer free to be led by the Spirit as their head was a Board of men. Jesus cannot be His own Father as they teach any more than you or I can be our own father. Like us, Jesus is the Son of His Father and the first of ten thousand times ten thousand and thousand thousand Sons (Daniel 7:10; Hebrews 2:10-18). If you have been born-again, God is your Father too, and Jesus Christ is your Brother.
Jesus had a time He beganless than 2,000 years agoand a time that He died. Now, like the glorified Old Testament saints, and as the New Testament saints will soon be, He is alive forever more. The Holy Spirit on the other hand has neither father nor mother, beginning of time nor end of days (Hebrews 7:1-3). And He received the office or title Father when His first son, Adam was formed (Genesis 2:7; Luke 3:38).
Ephesians 4:5, "These is one Lord (not two or three), one faith (or unchanging mind of God, not a Baptist, Islamic, Jewish, etc., range of ideas), and one water baptism for the remission of sins."
On the day of Pentecost when the elect Israelites recognized they had murdered their Messiah they cried in agony of spirit, "Men and brethren, what shall we do to be saved? Peter commanded them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you (Hebrews), and to your children (Hebrews), and to all that are afar off (Gentiles), even as many as the Lord our God shall call" (both Hebrews and Gentiles).
The keys to the kingdom of heaven and the remission of past sins is the revelation that the compound redemptive Name (singular) of the offices or dispensation claims, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, is Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:13-20). Matthew (Acts 1:13), Luke (Luke 24:47), and all the saints who had been in the upper room shared Peter's faith. Acts 4:12, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 3:17).
Search the Scripture: until you have a clear revelation who the Lord Jesus Christ is, what He has done, and have been baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ you are not in the faith, your past sins are not remitted, and you have not been baptized in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. "In times past God winked at this ignorance," but since the opening of the Seven Seals in 1963, PART-Word and the Mediatorial office of Son of God is done away. As Christ is now Son of man and Judge, we must say the right thing to God.
God is "morphing" Himself (the Word) into His Family. John 6:63, "My Word is Spirit, it is Life." He cannot transform the Apostle's Creed (so-called) for man-made wisdom is not eternal Life but unbelief in the revealed Word and Death (Galatians 1:8-9; Revelation 22:18-19).
When I say that God "poured" Himself into Christ and Christ is pouring Himself into His Church, I mean the invisible God is (Gk. 'kenos') emptying or infusing the fullness of His character and nature into His Family so that the attributes of His Life might manifest visibly to His glory (John 17:22-23; Ephesians 1:18).
Other instances of the word "morphe" in the New Testament are:
Mark 16:12, "After that He appeared in another form to two of them, as they walked, and went into the country".
Romans 2:20, "An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, who have the form of knowledge and of the truth in the Law".
Galatians 4:19, "My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ is formed in you".
II Timothy 3:5, "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away".
God has a threefold purpose. Firstly to manifest the fullness of His nature and character in Jesus Christ. Secondly, to manifest Christ's fullness in the Body of a Church under preeminence to the Word, so that, thirdly, all things might be restored back to Edenic condition in a new heavens and new earth where God is worshipped throughout eternity by the "saved" in the form of His glorified Family (Romans 8:28-39).
We can only serve God as we understand and express His revealed Word which is His Will (Hebrews 11:6). God veils Himself in various forms to reveal His Word. He veiled Himself in a whirlwind and spoke with Job (Job 31:1), and later with Brother Branham. He veiled Himself in the vessels and furniture of the Temple and speaks to us through those symbols in the Book of Revelation.
Hebrews 1:1-3, "At various times and in different ways God, Who spoke to the patriarchs veiled in the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us veiled in His Son, Whom He has appointed Heir of all things, through Whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, regulates all things by the Word of His power. . ."
The flesh veil was a man but the Words were the Voice of God. This is confirmed by Exodus 7:1, Psalm 82:6 and John 10:34-35, "Is it not written in your Law, I said, You are gods? If He called the prophets gods to whom the Word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken. . ."
When the Greeks met Jesus who was renowned for discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart and healing all kinds of disease, they saw an ordinary man. Faith took the elect beyond the veil and they saw God in the Man. Faith is the evidence of things unseen, things within the veil. God was veiled inside the Temple of Jesus (Matthew 3:17; John 2:19).
There is an election predestinated to each Age and a portion of Word sent to quicken the elect to Life. Once born-again they will take their place in the spoken Word Body of Christ as it manifests, precept upon precept, line upon line, and grow into the Life of the Word spoken for that age. Seen but unrecognized by the world, God is veiled in the Temples of these His saints (I Corinthians 3:16-17).
In the Old Testament the Ark that veiled the Word was a type of Christ. The Word hidden behind curtains and under badger skins would later hide behind the flesh of Jesus. When that veil was rent on Calvary the Holy Spirit left His Temple. Simultaneously the veil of Jerusalem's temple rent from top to bottom, signifying the way into the Presence was open to all whose sins were atoned. The Ark was missing from the Holy of Holies in the second temple, probably having been burnt when Nebuchadnezzar's soldiers razed the building (II Chronicles 36:19; II Esdras 10:22). In its place lay a stone on which to sprinkle the blood on the day of Atonement: a stumbling stone and rock of offense signifying Christ, the Stone the builders rejected. This revelation was veiled from the eyes of the wise and prudent.
Today, as it was in the days of Moses and in the days of His flesh, every man does what is right in his own eyes and the Word is veiled by traditions. Once again God has sent a prophet who laid the axe to the root of all man-made traditions, speaking the unequivocal Word which God made manifest, proving it is the Truth, and "if we sin willfully after receiving the knowledge of the Truth there remains no more sacrifice for sin" (Hebrews 10:26).
When God commissioned Moses, Jesus, Paul and Brother Branham to their ministries He visibly appeared veiled in the Pillar of Fire and spoke with them in an audible Voice. Moses entered the Pillar of Fire on Mount Sinai and returned with the Word that brought idolatrous Israel from mercy to judgment under the curse of the Law. When He descended the mountain, the Pillar of Fire and THUS SAITH THE LORD was in him so Moses had to veil his face until He had delivered that Word to the people (Exodus 34:29-35).
When the Word was in Moses he was God in flesh. When it was in Jesus, it was God in flesh. God was changing His form, not His nature. He changed from Noah to Abraham, Abraham to Joseph, Joseph to Moses, Moses to David, until He came to the fullness of the godhead bodily.
God's Spirit will never leave His Word for His Word is Spirit in a form we can receive by faith. We Christians are epistles of His Word written in the fleshly tables of our hearts and manifest to all men. As Moses was the living God veiled to Israel, genuine Christians today are the living Word made manifest veiled to unbelievers. Sin-loving church members and sinners cannot see It because of the human veil but we know Christ is in us (Revelation 2:17; 19:12; I Corinthians 3:16-17).
"Henceforth we know no man after the flesh" (II Corinthians 5:16). Moses and Paul murdered, David committed adultery, Mary Magdalene was a prostitute, Jesus was called Beelzebub and a bastard and Brother Branham had a bad name because of his father's drinking, but they each veiled God.
John 1:12, "To as many as received Him He gave the right to become children of God to those who believe in His Name." Because they were His eternal thoughts expressed as Word and manifest in flesh like Jesus, and one with Him in the faith.
Moses saw only God's "back parts," because no man can see His face and live (Exodus 33:12-23). He saw God veiled in Jesus Who is in His intimate Presence or face. Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. Jesus visibly declared the fullness of the character and nature of the invisible God (John 1:18).
We see the threefold revelation of God in Jesus Christ. In the prophetic office of Son of man He fulfilled Deuteronomy 18:15. As "God with us" He played the part of Kinsman Redeemer for Adam's race and fulfilled Isaiah 7:14; 45:21-22 and 53. Satisfying the Old Covenant He nailed the Law to His Cross and entered the Presence where He cleansed the heavenly sanctuary with His own blood. From the day of Pentecost to the close of the Church Ages He revealed Himself to we Gentiles, by faith not by sight, in the aspect of the invisible God in His Mediatorial office as Son of God "in His people" (Isaiah 9:6; John 14:15-20). In these last days He has returned in the office of Son of man to gather together the PART-Word and finish the mystery of God in order to veil Himself in His end-time Bride for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Finally, He will physically return to His throne on earth with the glorified overcomers as Son of David for a thousand years of peace (Revelation 3:21).
God veiled Himself behind Paul and drew New Testament revelation from the Old Testament shadows and types. II Corinthians 3:6, "God has made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter or Law but of the Spirit which takes the letter and quickens it to Life," manifesting the Presence again. (Isaiah 42:21; Matthew 5:17-30; Mark 16:17; John 14:12). Paul's THUS SAITH THE LORD tore away Old Testament badger skins and Jewish fables veiling the Word and revealed It in Christ crucified.
Once it was natural death for anyone but the high priest to enter the Presence beyond the veil; now it is spiritual death not to enter. The last plague in natural Egypt was natural death to those with the birthright but not under the blood. The last plague on earth is spiritual death, first to Gentiles who have the birthright but are not under the Blood, and secondly to Israelites in spiritual Sodom and Egypt and are not under the Blood.
God caught Brother Branham into a pyramid of angels and those seven portions of Spirit that had anointed the Church Age messengers became the fullness of the Spirit (Matthew 13:39-43) and the fullness of the Spirit on the fullness of the Word brought back the Son of man in WORD form to bind the tares ready for the burning and incarnate the righteous who will "shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father".
As God rent the temple veil, the end-time Message rent the veil of denominational traditions that made the Word of God of no effect, revealing the Son of man in plain view to the "common people" and to "babes as will learn." This was the rising of the Sun of righteousness upon the end-time Bride in "the days of the Son of man" (Zechariah 14:6-7; Luke 17:24).
Isaiah 60:1-2, "Arise, shine (Jerusalem); for your Light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen as the sun upon you. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory shall be seen upon you".
The sun signifies the Word God spoke in the beginning for when it manifest there was Light. Isaiah is prophesying of the rising of the Sunlight of Life upon Jerusalem at Christ's parousia to the 144,000not merely the Shekinah, or cloud of glory as rested above the ark in the old dispensation, but the glory of the Lord in Person of the Son of man, then Son of David for the Millennium (Jeremiah 3:16-17), the Light of New Jerusalem for eternity (Revelation 21:23).
How late is the hour and how close the end of our dispensation? Earth is closeted in spiritual darkness with once Christian nations the vanguard of apostasy, having forgotten that God is not so much interested in what we do, as what we are. "The work of God is that we believe on Him Whom He has sent" (John 6:29).
In Matthew 16:28 17:13 Jesus promised, "Some of you standing here will live to see Me coming in My Kingdom." Six days later He took Peter, James and John apart to the top of a high mountain and was transfigured in a vision: His face shone as the sun, and His clothing became white as light. Moses and Elijah appeared, signifying the resurrected saints and we who will manifest that we are the Sons of God, and be translated.
"Then the disciples asked, why then do the scribes say that Elijah must first come? Jesus replied, Elijah truly shall come before the Sun of righteousness, and restore the apostolic faith." He was speaking of William Branham, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6.
In the Hebrew our Malachi four is a continuation of chapter three which was directed to Israel who complained that the wicked prospered while true worship and obedience were seemingly unrecognized by God. He replied, "Once the 144,000 are restored you will see the difference between My treatment of the righteous who serve God and the wicked who serve Me not".
Malachi 4:1-6, "For, behold, the day is coming that shall burn like an oven, and all the proud and wicked will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up, leaving them neither root nor branch. But to you (in My Book of Remembrance) who fear My Name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His rays; and you shall grow up and go forth into the Millennium leaping for joy like as stall-fed calves. There you will trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this, says the Lord of hosts. Remember to obey the Law of Moses My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments."
"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the Coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: and he shall turn the heart of the apostolic fathers to the children . . ." This was the fruit of John's ministry beginning on the day of Pentecost three years after his death, as explained by Revelation 12:1, "A great portent appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars".
The woman clothed with the Sun signified the elect church that crossed from the shadow of the Law signified by the Moon under her feet into the true SON-Light of the Christian Gospel which is the substance of good things to come. Jesus said, when you see the Word, you have seen the Father (John 12:45; 14:9) and the shadow of the Law was made substance in Christ. The crown of twelve stars represent the first apostles who crossed into the New Testament.
". . . and return the heart of the children to their apostolic fathers (which was Brother Branham's ministry of restoration), lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." The revelation of the Seals swept aside the veil of PART-Word and denominational traditions, revealing that which is perfect, Jesus Christ, the Son of man in Word form.
The Sun of righteousness is Jesus Christ, incarnate God raised for our justification. Revelation 1:16, "He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His face was as the sun shining in its zenith." Here He is no longer Son of God and Mediator but Son of man united with His Bride to judge and make war.
He descended from heaven with the Shout of the end-time Message. That awakened the wise and foolish virgin, called them out from denominational religion and placed judgment on Rome, her Protestant daughters, and the United States. Revelation 10:1-2, "I saw another mighty Angel come down from heaven, clothed with a Cloud: and a rainbow was upon His head, and His face shone like the sun, and His feet as pillars of fire: And He had in His hand a little book open. And He set His right foot on the beast from the sea and His left foot on the beast from the land".
In Revelation 17:1 the angel to the Laodicean Church Age, Brother Branham, shows John, who signifies Christ's end-time Bride, the judgment of Rome. Then in Revelation 18:1, "I saw another Angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with His glory" . . . The glory of Christ, the Angel of the Covenant.
Revelation 19:17-18 is in parenthesis: these verses provide additional commentary, describing beforehand the outcome of Armageddon. The narrator is Brother Branham, standing in the sun of the fullness of the Word. His cry is the answer to his Message of warning to us Gentiles in Revelation 14:9-12. As Elijah of old cursed Ahab and his Jezebel, the Elijah of this day cursed the Jezebel church and her denominational daughters (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 326:1 328:2; 330:2; Revelation 2:20-24).
Two armies are marching into battle. Dripping with the blood of sinners is the Heavenly Groom. He is accompanied by His Bride and the resurrected saints returning from the Wedding Supper, all are clothed in white linen which is the righteousnesses of saints. They ride horses as kings. White horses emblematic of victory. Written on Christ is the Word of God, Life. Riding on a sickly green-colored horse is Satan, incarnate in the pope. He is called Death and is leading his troops to perdition.
This Life and Death battle is between the King of kings and the Satan-incarnate beast who is made "a" king of kings over his earth-bound subjects by the Black Nobility who "give their power and strength to the Beast . . . to make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and those who are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful" (Revelation 16:14; 17:12-14; 19:19).
Revelation 19:17, "I (John, Christ's end-time Bride) saw an angel (Brother Branham) standing in the sun; and He cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together to the supper of the great God".
Ezekiel 39:17, "And, you son of man (i.e. Ezekiel), THUS SAITH THE LORD; Speak to every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to My sacrifice that I sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh, and drink blood."
Instead of Israel falling prey to Gog, Gog lays prey to the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air. Gog's grave in the midst of Israel is the evidence that Jehovah is the holy One in Israel (Ezekiel 39:7) which Israel proves by its zeal in cleansing the land of the carcasses.
All life will be destroyed in Armageddon after which the glorified saints of all ages return to Earth with King Jesus for a thousand years of peace. Satan and his subjects will be bound because their bodies are in the grave and the glorified saints are impervious to sickness, age or disease, and will cannot be deceived for nothing can make the Word live but believers.
The general resurrection and White Throne judgment follows the Millennium, and then Earth becomes a natural lake of Fire, erasing every trace of history and evil. The oceans will explode, sending great flames thousands of miles into space, renewing heavens and Earth, then New Jerusalem, the Bride, will come down from God out of heaven. Revelation 21:23, "And the city will have no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God will Lighten it, and the Lamb is the Light thereof". nl332.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.