Bible Believers' Newsletter 345
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we especially welcome our new subscribers.
Jesus said, "Don't suppose that I came to give peace on earth! Let me assure you, I came to bring division" (Luke 12:51). Amos 3:3, "How can two walk together except they are agreed?" Don't be misled by the unscriptural folly and wickedness of confederating nations and religions that are not in the same mind and judgment (Isaiah, 8:9-22).
The United Nations and religious confederations like the World Council of Churches and Vatican schemes are satanic, as is racial integration or multiculturalism. God is a separator. He divides His own from the world and men of the world by faith in His Word. Like Enoch we are to walk in harmony with God's Word uncompromised by emotional reasoning to serve a popular catch cry like freedom, democracy, liberty, justice, human rights, equality or peace, which cannot exist nor can the world become a 'better place' until we return with Jesus after the destruction of all life on earth.
Nature-given rights taken for granted in the (once) Christian West have been smothered by the spirit of Communism which Chief Rabbi of the United States Stephen Wise called 'Judaism' but Jesus called Laodicea which means "people's rights." In addition to the bloody coup of 9/11, the best party political hacks money can buy are legislating bloodless coups through The Civil Contingencies Bill. Britain plans to introduce an identity register, biometric passports and ID cards, while visitors to the US must be fingerprinted and photographed on arrival.
Legislation is supposed to make us all 'good friends' even though the Law was God's curse on Israel (Galatians 3:10, 13). Those who know not Christ are able to impose this proven failure in place of faith because Christendom, like Israel at Sinai, has rejected God's grace. Now like Israel to this very day, we too are being blinded to the faith, overriding even common sense in order to be found politically correct "menpleasers" by the thought police.
There are some exceptions like genuine Christians and critics of the emperor's wardrobe such as Ron Paul and Clare Short the former British Cabinet minister who resigned her post. Like anyone of integrity and common sense she understands the anger of Iraq's freedom fighters whom she likened to the French Resistance who battled the German occupation. She also argues that Palestinians are entitled under international law to 'resist occupation' as Iraq's patriotic 'insurgents' should be.
Because the world has abandoned faith in Christ for the laws of sinful men, the world is going insane. Inane restrictions on the natural rights of men and centralization of power which Rabbi Wise called Judaism, is laying a base for the "squeeze" foretold by Brother Branham. And after the translation of the Bride this legal mania will enforce "Peace and safety . . . then sudden destruction comes upon them . . . and they shall not escape" (I Thessalonians 5.3).
Daniel 8:25 and 11:32 say the anti-Christ "Will destroy many through peace and prosperity . . . and corrupt many by flattery and intrigue" because men take the way that is easier on their flesh and mortal spirit rather than the way of God's Word and the Lord's despised few.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother in Christ
Sanhedrin launched in Tiberius
October 14, 2004 A unique ceremonyprobably only the second of its kind in the past 1,600 yearsis taking place in Tiberias today: The launching of a Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish-legal tribunal in the Land of Israel . . . Our Talmudic Sages describe the ten stages of exile of the Sanhedrin from Jerusalem to other locations, until it ended in Tiberiasand this is the place where it was foretold that it would be renewed, and from here it will be relocated to Jerusalem."
Full story: israelnationalnews.com maarivintl.com
US to rate its Allies on their treatment of Jews
Washington, October 13, 2004 In another test of America's frayed relations with France, Russia and other allies, the US Congress has ordered the State Department to start rating governments throughout the world on their treatment of Jewish citizens.
The resulting report cards on anti-Semitism would be published in annual US surveys of human rights abuses around the world.
The law, the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act, also ordered the establishment of an office at the State Department dedicated to monitoring anti-Semitism, again over the department's protests. Full story: telegraph.co.uk
Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop Spitting on Them
A few weeks ago, a senior Greek Orthodox clergyman in Israel attended a meeting at a government office in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul quarter. When he returned to his car, an elderly man wearing a skullcap came and knocked on the window. When the clergyman let the window down, the passerby spat in his face.
The clergyman preferred not to lodge a complaint with the police and told an acquaintance that he was used to being spat at by Jews. Many Jerusalem clergy have been subjected to abuse of this kind. For the most part, they ignore it . . .
Former adviser to the mayor on Christian affairs Shmuel Evyatar says most of the instigators are yeshiva students studying in the Old City who view the Christian religion with disdain. "I'm sure the phenomenon would end as soon as rabbis and well-known educators denounce it. In practice, rabbis of yeshivas ignore or even encourage it," he says.
Full story: haaretz.com ety.com
Comment: This custom gave rise to many incidents in the history of European Jewry. One of the most famous, whose consequence is still visible today, occurred in 14th century Prague. King Charles IV of Bohemia (who was also Holy Roman Emperor) had a magnificent crucifix erected in the middle of a stone bridge which he had built and which still exists today. It was then reported to him that the Jews of Prague are in the habit of spitting whenever they pass next to the crucifix. Being a famous protector of the Jews, he did not institute persecution against them, but simply sentenced the Jewish community to pay for the Hebrew word Adonay (Lord) to be inscribed on the crucifix in golden letters. This word is one of the seven holiest names of God, and no mark of disrespect is allowed in front of it. The spitting ceased. Other incidents connected with the same custom were much less amusing (Israel Shahak).
A Bunch of Bull
October 10-11, 2004 From 1990 until the middle of 2003, Iraq suffered through the most encompassing and devastating embargo the world has ever seen. This embargo led to the deaths of more Iraqis than did military intervention on the part of the US. According to former Iraqi Minister of Trade, Mohammed Mahdi Saleh, "If it was possible, the Bush administration would have kept the air from coming in." Full story: malcomlagauche.com
Investigators unearth Grim Clues to convict Saddam
Hatra, October 12, 2004 Investigators have conducted their first scientific exhumation of Iraq's "killing fields," discovering hundreds of bodies which they hope will help convict Saddam Hussein of crimes against humanity. They say nine trenches in a dry, dusty riverbed at the Hatra site in northern Iraq contain at least 300 bodies, and possibly thousands, including unborn babies and toddlers still clutching toys. . . Full story: reuters.com malcomlagauche
Comment: Investigators have so far avoided the most cursory exhumation of United States' "killing fields" in Southern Iraq where miles long trenches contain the remains of 250,000 fleeing Iraqi soldiers buried alive by US troops while waving surrender flags. The UN, diplomatic and political circles lack the integrity to convict war criminal George I.
US Soldiers Massacre Non-Combatant Iraqis
Berkley, October 8, 2004 Iraqis were guarding the granary. His troops were bivouacked . . . They were a couple weeks together, they knew each other. So orders came down from the generals in Baghdad, we want to clear the village . . . another platoon from his company came and executed all the guards . . . just shot them one by one. Full story: portland.indymedia.org
FBI seizes Indymedia Servers in US and UK
October 7, 2004 It is unclear to Indymedia how and why a server that is outside the US jurisdiction can be seized by US authorities.
The last few months have seen numerous attacks on independent media by the US Federal Government. In August the Secret Service used a subpoena in an attempt to disrupt the NYC IMC before the RNC by trying to get IP logs from an ISP in the US and the Netherlands. Last month the FCC shut down community radio stations around the US. Two weeks ago the FBI requested Indymedia takes down a post on the Nantes IMC that had a photo of undercover Swiss police, and IMC volunteers in Seattle were visited by the FBI on the same issue.
The list of affected local media collectives includes Ambazonia, Uruguay, Andorra, Poland, Western Massachusetts, Nice, Nantes, Lilles, Marseille (all France), Euskal Herria (Basque Country), Liege, East and West Vlaanderen, Antwerpen (all Belgium), Belgrade, Portugal, Prague, Galiza, Italy, Brazil, UK, part of the Germany site, and the global Indymedia Radio site. Full story: madhattersimc.org
HAARP: Vandalism in the Sky?
Today, a number of new tools for the "elite" are emerging, and the temptation to use them increases steadily. The policies to permit the tools to be used are already in place. How could the United States be changed, bit by bit, into the predicted highly-controlled technosociety? Among the 'stepping stones' Brzezinski expected were persisting social crises and use of the mass media to gain the public's confidence. Full story: nexusmagazine.com
Microwave Cooking is Killing You!
Microwave cooking is one of the most important causes of ill health. It is certainly one of the most ignored.
There was a lawsuit in 1991 in Oklahoma. A woman named Norma Levitt had hip surgery, but was killed by a simple blood transfusion when a nurse "warmed the blood for the transfusion in a microwave oven!"
They studied the effect that microwaved food had on eight individuals, by taking blood samples immediately after eating. They found that after eating microwaved food, haemoglobin levels decreased. "These results show anaemic tendencies. Full story: relfe.com
Plastics cause Gender Change
Mother nature is taking over. An extraordinary feminization process has begun to affect Britain's wildlife. . . A trend first noted in whelks is starting to spread rapidly among other wildlife species in the food chain . . .
Scientists now fear that seals, dolphins, otters, birds such as peregrine falcons and even honey bees are heading towards a unisex existence that would lead to extinction.
Blame has fallen on the increasing prevalence of a group of chemicals known as endocrine disrupters. . . Full story: hindu.com
Ushering in the Millennium
All ministries sent from God have three signs. Noah had three signs; Moses had three signs; Elijah had three signsJesus and Brother Branham had three signs.
The signs by which God vindicated Moses' commission and ministry (Exodus 4:1-7; 7:10 12:36) would condemn Pharaoh and the unbelievers, his magicians and the make-believers, and after four hundred years of affliction, lift Israel's children to believing faith that God had remembered His promise to judge Egypt and deliver them with great substance (Genesis 15:13-14; Exodus 6:1-9). Moses was a type of Brother Branham, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 whose commission was to turn our hearts back to the promises given to our apostolic fathers to raise our faith for the translation and deliver us from the tribulation.
Moses' first sign was to cast his staff to the ground, where it became a snake. His second sign was to place his right hand into his breast; when withdrawn it was at once leprous, indicating the deceitfulness of the heart. Repeating this process his hand was made whole, showing the twofold atonement of spiritual and physical healing (Isaiah 53:5). When Pharaoh's magicians impersonated Moses' first sign his serpent devoured their serpents. And although they could produce the fruits of sin in impersonating his second sign, they were unable to rebuke them.
Satan can impersonate almost anything but a sign that is of God will declare His Word and Moses' signs had a voice (Exodus 4:8-9). His third sign was the spoken Word: Life to those who received it but death to the unbelievers. It first turned the waters of the Nile into blood but culminated in the death of the firstborn of man and beast not under the blood in Egypt, delivering the children of Israel and destroying Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea.
Brother Branham's first sign was a change in the flesh of his hand wherein the Lord disclosed a patient's affliction. His second sign revealed Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever by discerning the thoughts and intents of people's hearts, "as it was in the days of Lot" (Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 4:12). His third sign was the spoken Word which will deliver the Bride to the Wedding Supper and destroy the world (Hebrews 11:5-6; Revelation 10:7; 19:11-21). As Moses prophesied the end of the nation of his birth, Brother Branham prophesied the annihilation of the United States for it too is ruled by a Pharaoh who doesn't know Joseph.
In 1933 God showed by seven consecutive visions, specific events that must transpire before His Coming. "Based on these seven visions, along with the rapid changes which have swept the world in the last fifty years, I PREDICT (I do not prophesy) that these visions will have all come to pass by 1977. And though many may feel that this is an irresponsible statement in view of the fact that Jesus said that "no man knoweth the day or the hour" I still maintain this prediction after thirty years because Jesus did NOT say no man could know the year, month or week in which His coming was to be completed. So I repeat, I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along with Divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium."
Now these events have not all come to pass according to his prediction but the world church system had certainly ended by 1977 because the Bride had reached the age of accountability and the mystery of the Seven Thunders, completed in 1965, was finally being understood by Christ's end-time Bride. At last she was coming out from the Babylon of organized religion into the unity of the faith by the "shout" of the Prophet's Message (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4; Ephesians 4:13; I Thessalonians 4:16). She could now see that although the world religious system was materially "rich, and increased with goods, and had need of nothing," Spiritually it was "wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked, and knew it not" (Revelation 3:17).
As the unbelieving Israelites who followed Moses in the first Exodus wandered forty years in the desert and perished before Joshua led their believing children over Jordan and into the Promised Land, the unbelieving Laodiceans who followed Brother Branham out from Pentecost without entering the fullness are wandering a Spiritual wilderness until that generation perishes in unbelief.
Brother Branham said, "I still maintain this prediction after thirty years because Jesus did NOT say no man could know the year, month or week in which His Coming was to be completed." Brother Branham was not speaking of the physical return of the glorified Jesus, whose precious feet will not touch this earth until after the destruction of all life. Then He will return with the glorified saints of all Ages for the Millennium (Malachi 4:1-3). Brother Branham was speaking of the completion of the threefold "shout, Voice and trump" of Christ's 'parousia' Coming, that culminates in the resurrection, manifestation of the sons of God, our translation and the meeting in the air (I Thessalonians 4:16). The "shout" announcing His Presence went forth in 1963; the "Voice of the Archangel" began to be perceived in the early 1970s, now we are waiting only on the "trump" to complete His second Coming for His Bride.
The month and week in which His Coming for His Bride will be completed has always been known: it will be the second week of the Hebrew month Nisan when the Seventh Trumpet sounds. And as the Prophet indicates, the year can also be known, and we have been pointing out our understanding for the past year. But if we go back to Matthew 24:36 whence Brother Branham took his Scripture, we will see that Jesus was referring to the Spiritual harvest of an election of 144,000 blood Israelites, the fulfillment of all seven Seals and "the end of the world" or dispensations.
Brother Branham said, "I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along with Divine inspiration, that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium." And it did: the restoration the apostolic faith and the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in Word Form (Revelation 10:1-7). Corinthians 13:10, "As that which is perfect has come, Christ's mediation for PART-Word and denominational thinking is done away." The "shout" of the Prophet's Message has been calling the wise and foolish virgin out from the world systems into the fullness of the Word since Christ opened the Seals in 1963 (Ephesians 1:10; II Thessalonians 2:1).
Acts 3:20-23 speaks of the restoration of the fullness of the Word, which is Christ, and of the purging through tribulation of the non-elect who fail to receive Brother Branham's ministry of restoration as commanded by the Prophet Jesus (Matthew 17:11; Revelation 22:17-19). This ministry brings Christ's Bride into "speaking conditions" for the manifestation of the Sons of God following the Seventh Trump and thereby ushers in the Millennium.
In another sense Acts 3 prophesies the physical restoration of the manifested Word to Edenic perfection before the glorified Man from Galilee sets foot on earth for the Millennium. Acts 3:20-21, "God shall send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began." However, our present concern is NOT the realization of the Millennium when Jesus is invested with the office of Son of David, but the ushering in of the Millennium when He is in the office of Son of Man.
As Matthew's Gospel was addressed primarily to the Hebrews we should read it from their perspective. Matthew 16:28, "Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death, until they see the Son of man coming in His Kingdom." Now this prophecy was fulfilled after six daysa type of the close of man's day and the commencement of the day of the Lord wherein the 144,000 will "see the Son of Man Coming in His Kingdom" before their martyrdom. It is the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week in the day of the Lord that ushers in the Millennium or seventh day. So Jesus took the three witnesses, Peter, James, and his brother John, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves where like John in the Book of Revelation, they were caught up in the Spirit into the day of the Lord to see things which are to come. In the Spirit they saw Jesus transformed into His glorified form, and Moses and Elijah with Him in the vision which was a preview of the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom. For Moses represented the resurrected, glorified PART-Word saints while Elijah signified the end-time Bride who will be changed in the atoms without death. The disciples who preview Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel preceded by their two prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 represent the 144,000 because only the 144,000 will catch the revelation of Christ's 'parousia'.
"Peter said, Let us build three tabernacles: some can go under the Law, some by the Prophets, and some by You. And while he spoke they were all overshadowed by the Pillar of Cloud whence a Voice said, Moses had PART of the Word and Elijah had PART but this is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased. He is the fullness of the Word. Listen to Him."
"When the disciples heard this they fell on their faces in great fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man but Jesus only." He who is the way, the truth, and the Life comprehends all of the PART-Word which was gathered back into Himself.
John 21:19-23, "Shortly before His ascension Jesus told Peter, Follow Me".
"Indicating John, Peter replied, What will this man do?"
"Jesus answered, If I want him to remain until I come, what is it to you? You follow Me. Word then went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. However, Jesus did not say, He will not die, but, If I want him to remain till I come, what is it to you?" Long after the other disciples were dead, John lived to see the Patmos visions from which he recorded the future history of the world from his day until the Millennium was ushered in and the Kingdom Age begun.
Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride who will not die so together with him we have seen a preview of Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel in Matthew 17 and Revelation 19:11-16 in addition to His 'parousia' to us. His 'parousia' Coming as Son of man before the destruction of all life is not His physical return as Son of David in the Millennium when earth is renovated after the annihilation.
Brother Branham said five of the seven visions have come to pass. Describing the fourth vision he said, "automobiles will take on the shape of an egg (becoming streamlined Ed). And I saw an American family driving down a highway . . . sitting facing one another . . . playing checkers or cards. And they didn't have any steering wheel in the car. . . That was in 1933. . . They can control it right from their headquarters like that, don't even have to have a driver in it" (C.O.D. 923-17-19)" . . . You won't be able to enter into a city then, a twenty- mile zone, you can just go twenty mile. You can't hit another car, because it's remote control" (Why are We Not a Denomination? p. 29:136).
Brother Branham said that he saw a prototype of this car in Popular Mechanics magazine, and I believe I did too when I was a schoolboy. This was reported last week:
Life with Big Brother: Feds Plan to track every Car
The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office is part of the Department of Transportation. According to an extensive report in the Charlotte, N.C., Creative Loafing, the agency doesn't respond to public inquiries about its activity.
According to the report, cutting-edge tracking technology will be used by government transportation management centers to monitor every aspect of transportation. . . "The only way for people to evade the national transportation tracking system they're creating will be to travel on foot. . ." The goal is to equip 57 million vehicles by 2015. . . a driver potentially could get a speeding ticket based on information stored in a government computer.
One correspondent writes, "The means to track vehicles in Australia is already an operational fact of life in the transport industry, strange little concrete pill-boxes have sprung-up all over the country in the past 5 years, interfaced with surveillance/communication satellites. My sister in Victoria has a transceiver fitted to her car. . ." (For at least the past decade heavy vehicles on Australian highways have been monitored and fined by land line-networked computers).
Britain has been monitoring and collecting data on all highway traffic for the past five years.
Two of the seven visions remain to be fulfilled. In Newsletter 344 we discussed the sixth vision, the theocratizing of the United States preparatory to despotic one world government, initially a dictatorship of the Roman Catholic church that will arise after the manifestation of the Seventh Trumpet and Sixth Seal following the terminus of the Gentile dispensation. The objective of the 'Hidden Hand,' working under a different name and in another occupation, is to theocratize the entire world under the bloody hand of Catholicism. Rome will impose her trinity on pain of death, inflaming religious, racial, class, ethnic and cultural hatreds now being encouraged worldwide by the destruction of the middle classes through deindustrialisation, unemployment, disinvestment, pseudo-environmental regulation and the displacement of millions of dispossessed refugees. Artificial solutions like food and welfare programs, migration and miscegenationmulticulturalism (so-called)exacerbate the confusion adding a sense of hopelessness as sinful men experiment with the social equivalent of mixing oil and water by enforcing abhorrent legislation enacted by our alien or alien-controlled politicians and the UN super-government designed for this purpose by those working toward world hegemony.
How fitting were the characteristics of ancient Laodicea to represent the Laodicean Church Age. "For example, they worshipped one god, Zeus, who was the chief and father of the gods. This forecast the twentieth century 'one God, father-of-us-all' religious premise that sets forth the brotherhood of man, and is even now bringing together the Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, etc. with the intent that a mutual form of worship will increase our understanding, love, and care of each other. The Catholics and Protestants are even now striving for, and actually gaining ground in this union with the avowed intent that all others will follow. This very attitude was seen in the United Nations Organization when the world leaders refused to recognize any one individual concept of spiritual worship but recommended putting aside all those separate concepts with the hopes that all religions become leveled into one, for all desire the same goals, all have the same purposes and all are basically right."
"Notice the name, Laodicea, 'the people's rights', or 'justice of the peoples.' Was there ever an age like the twentieth century church age that has seen ALL nations rising up and demanding equality, socially and financially? This is the age of the communists where all men are supposedly equal, though it is only so in theory. This is the age of political parties who call themselves Christian Democrats, and Christian Socialists, Christian Commonwealth Federation, etc. According to our liberal theologians Jesus was a socialist and the early church under the guidance of the Spirit practiced socialism, and thus we ought to do so today."
"When the ancients called Laodicea the metropolis it was looking forward to the one-world government that we are now setting up. As we think of that city being the location of a great church council we see foreshadowed the ecumenical move taking place today, wherein very soon we will see all the 'so- called' Christians come together. Indeed, the church and state, religion and politics are coming together. The tares are being bound. The wheat will soon be ready for the garner."
"It was a city of earthquakes, such earthquakes as finally destroyed it. This age will end in God shaking the whole world that has gone off to make love with the old harlot. Not only will world systems crumble, but the very earth will be shaken and then renovated for the millennial reign of Christ. . . In every attribute ancient Laodicea is found reborn in the twentieth-century Laodicean Age. In the mercy of God, may those who have an ear to hear come out of her that they be not partakers of her sins and the consequent judgment" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 319:10 321:1).
The Judaeo-Roman Catholic church is a 'front' behind which the 'Hidden Hand' works unrecognized by us Goyim. Thus it will be able to maintain the public appearance of innocent outrage at the evils of Rome, Christianity and all religions in general, when the world breaks out into anarchy, siding with Communism against "the rest of the world" in their planned third major revolution after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Rome and the United States will be destroyed as revealed to John and Brother Branham. The objective of the 'Hidden Hand' will be to eliminate Communism, atheism and all religions, then supplant them with the pure worship of Lucifer as proposed to Jesus in Matthew 4:8-9. But their revolution will become Armageddon with the destruction of all life on earth, producing the seventh major event God told Brother Branham must transpire.
"What is left? Nothing except Hebrews 12:26. "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven." Once more God will shake the earth and with it shake everything loose that can be shaken. Then He will renovate it. Just last March, 1964, that Good Friday earthquake of Alaska shook the whole world though it did not unbalance it. But God was warning by a world tremor what He will soon do on a greater scale. He is going to blast and rock this sin-cursed world, my brother, my sister, and there is only one place that can stand that shock, and that is in the fold of the Lord Jesus. And I would beseech you while God's mercy is still available to you, that you give your whole life, unreservedly to Jesus Christ, Who as the faithful Shepherd will save you and care for you and present you faultless in glory with exceeding great joy" (ibid., p. 323). nl345.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.