Bible Believers' Newsletter 374
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
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Cardinal Ratzinger handed Bush the Presidency
April 21, 2005 After enduring a public rebuke from the pope about the Iraq war, Bush lobbied Vatican officials to help him win the election. "Not all the American bishops are with me," he complained, according to the National Catholic Reporter. . . Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger sent a letter to the US bishops, pronouncing that those Catholics who were pro-choice on abortion were committing a "grave sin" and must be denied Communion.
With the College of Cardinals' election of Ratzinger to the papacy, his political alliances with conservative politicians can be expected to deepen and broaden. Under Benedict XVI, the church will assume a consistent reactionary activism it has not had for two centuries. And the new pope's crusade against modernity has already joined forces with the right-wing culture war in the United States, prefigured by his interference in the 2004 election.
Europe is far less susceptible than the United States to the religious wars that Ratzinger will incite. . . But in the United States, the Bush administration and the right wing of the Republican Party are trying to batter down the wall of separation between church and state. Through court appointments, they wish to enshrine doctrinal views on the family, women, gays, medicine, scientific research and privacy . . .
The new pope's burning passion is to resurrect medieval authority. . . He suppresses all dissent, discussion and debate within the church and concentrates power within the Vatican bureaucracy. . . For the first time, an American president is politically allied with the Vatican in its doctrinal mission (except, of course, on capital punishment). . .
The right wing of the Catholic Church is as mobilized as any other part of the religious right. It is seizing control of Catholic universities, exerting influence at other universities, stigmatizing Catholic politicians who fail to adhere to its conservative credo, pressing legislation at the federal and state levels, seeking government funding and sponsorship of the church, and vetting political appointments inside the White House and the administrationimposing in effect a religious test of office. The Bush White House encourages these developments under the cover of moral uplift as it forges a political machine uniting church and stateas was done in pre-modern Europe. Full story: informationclearinghouse.info
Comment: In Benedict XVI and George II we foresee the Pope and the Emperor Jesus Christ prophesied in Revelation 13 and 17. God also showed Brother Branham a vision in which "there arose up in America a most beautiful, but cruel woman. She held the people in her complete power. I believed that this was the rise of the Roman Catholic Church. Meanwhile her (once) Protestant image asserts: "New Pope speaks their Moral Language".
Pope invites Chief Rabbi to Installation on First Day of Passover
Rome, April 22, 2005 In a sign that he intends to follow in the steps of his predecessor and reach out to other religions, Pope Benedict XVI has invited the chief rabbi of Rome to his installation, a spokesman for Rome's Jewish community said Thursday.
Riccardo Pacifici, said the invitation to Rabbi Riccardo di Segni had "brought with it surprise, pleasure and hope for the future." But he said the rabbi would not attend the installation, which is scheduled for Sunday, the first day of Passover . . ." Full story: haaretz.com
Putin: Missile Sale to Syria won't threaten Israel
April 22, 2005 Putin dismissed Israeli concerns over Moscow's sale of short-range missiles to Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed concerns by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon over Moscow's sale of short-range missiles to Syria, saying that the weapons posed no danger to the Jewish state.
In an interview with Israel's Channel 1 television, the Russian President said that Moscow will monitor the anti-aircraft missiles at their sites in Syria. . . Full story: aljazeera.com
America awoke Sleeping Giants: Now faces Twilight
April 25, 2005 Is America, the lone superpower, facing its Gotterdamerungits twilight of the gods? China, which Napoleon advised everyone to let sleep because when she woke she would shake the world, is no longer sleeping and she is now part of a potent alliance. On November 10, 2004, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave notice to the world that the formerly sleeping giant was now a member of an association that contains three quarters of the people, 80% of the natural resources and the majority of the scientists and engineers of the world. The new coalition included India, China, Russia and Brazil.
Not too long afterwards, an ineffective attack on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's barracks, which Chavez blamed on the CIA, resulted in that country joining the coalition . . .
Six days after Putin's announcement of Brazil's joining the club, that country was visited by International Atomic Energy inspectors. On November 24, 2004, Brazil had a permit to start the early stages of uranium enrichment program.
A few days after the Venezuelan fiasco, Russia agreed to supply Venezuela with 50 of its most up-to-date fighter aircraft, MIG 29 SMTs. All are to be painted blue, the proper color for low level attacks over water. Twenty of them are to be equipped to launch Onyx ram-jet anti-ship cruise missiles. . . It is claimed that they can knock out a tanker or an aircraft carrier with a conventional warhead. The Venezuelans have reported that the fighter jets will be used to protect the Panama Canal . . .
China who's GDP has been growing phenomenally for several years, is expected to grow at about 8 percent per year possibly for the next 15 years. In 2004 it is reported to have used 66 percent of the world's iron ore, 40 percent of its steel, 30 percent of its coal and 55 percent of its cement. . . The lowest paid workers in their factories work a 14-hour day reportedly for $100 per month. This has enabled it to monopolize many industries. . . Americans are dependent on China for 95 percent of their shoes, 90 percent of their sporting goods and 80 percent of their toys.
Full story: americanfreepress.net
Comment: Revelation 16:12
H-1B Visa Scam on American Workers
April 23, 2005 Our elected officials in Washington, DC take an oath of office to "defend and protect" American citizens. Senators and Representatives pledge their honor to work for the benefit of their American constituents who voted them into office. However, today, after one decade, 890,000 high tech American citizens were forced to train foreign workers and then were fired via the H-1B visa program. In 2000, not satisfied with 115,000 visas per year, Congress increased the annual quota to more than 195,000 visas. That visa is why you hear a foreign voice with broken English when you call for high tech help.
It's your clue that another American citizen is out of work.
Millions of college-trained American citizens have suffered unemployment via Congressional actions. While employers raise the false claim that positions are being "offshored," in reality, immigrants from nations such as India, China, and Russia are displacing American citizens while eroding American wage scales. Simultaneously, the economic elite, who capture most of the value added by these professionals, are experiencing unprecedented increases in their personal wealthas working American's economic stability teeters on the brink. Full Story: newswithviews.com
Campaign Coffers profit from 9/11, Coke and Courts
Washington, April 25, 2005 Former FBI contract translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and her attorneys were ordered removed from the E. Barrett Prettyman US Courthouse so that a three-judge US Court of Appeals panel could discuss her case in private with Bush administration lawyers . . .
Criminal evidence in Edmonds' explosive case is apparently getting too close to Washington officials, since the former contract linguist also told us she would not deny that "once this issue gets to be . . . investigated, you will be seeing certain [American] people that we know from this country standing trial; and they will be prosecuted criminally," revealing the content of the FBI intercepts she heard indicates that recognizable, very high-profile American citizens are linked to the 9/11 attacks. Full story: tomflocco.com
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
The one difference between Israel and all the other nations was God. Israel was a people separated from the world to the Word. When Israel put God to one side it was like any other nation. From the days of Abraham God had revealed Himself to the world exclusively through an election from Abraham's natural seedHis Light to the nations. When Israel turned aside from God's Word to the world they were not ignorant, they were in iniquity, and without God as proven by their dispersion from the Land and continuing refusal to return until persecuted and forced by the political Zionists during and after World War II.
Since Pentecost it has been the solemn responsibility of us who call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus to shine God's Light in a dark world (Matthew 5:14; II Corinthians 5:14-21).
Rebuking his hard-hearted and impenitent kinsmen of the flesh who boasted their knowledge of God, of the Law and their race yet, "blasphemed the Name of God among the Gentiles," Paul said, "Anyone can call himself a Judean, but a true Judahite is one inwardly, whose circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, and not in the flesh and "letter" only; whose praise is not his natural birth in a fleshly lineage, but his new birth from Above" (Romans 2:1-29).
When Samson cut off his hair he was like any other man. Brother Branham said, "Samson was just a little bitty mama's boy, a little curly headed shrimp, about like that. Now, that's what fooled the people. And he was just an ordinary boy, had seven little curls hanging down his back, looked like a little sissy. That's right. Everybody would laugh at him, a type of the Holy Ghost Church. And he was a weakling. But when the hour came that God wanted to use him, he was a giant, brother."
Samson's strength was not in his body, it came from the Lord. When the Spirit of the Lord came upon him Samson was invincible. By faith in God's Word Samson grabbed a lion by the jaws and tore him asunder, lifted the city gates off their hinges and carried them to the top of yonder hill. Samson was led by the Spirit of God expecting Him to keep His Word.
Grasping the jawbone of an ass he slew a thousand Philistines. Common sense tells you one could barely kill a sick dog with the jawbone of an ass, let alone a thousand men. That brittle, sun-bleached jawbone would shatter with the first blow and he would be exhausted by the second man. But the jawbone and Samson were strengthened and empowered by the Spirit of the Lord. The jawbone remained intact and Samson was thirsty after the great slaughter, so God withdrew His strength. The fractured, and Samson quenched his thirst with water from a hollow within. God's strength was in that bone (John 14:10; II Corinthians 12:9).
After killing a thousand men Samson probably drank a quart! This was Supernatural, beyond common sense and the natural realm. All things are possible to those who will believe God's Word. The coming resurrection and manifestation of the Sons of God will also be contrary to common sense and the laws of nature, so we must cast down human reasoning and unbelieve in the promises revealed from Genesis to Revelation. God will work Supernatural laws that transcend the natural laws of gravity and death.
Do you believe in the power of electricity and magnetism, in radio and television waves, or love which cannot be seen? If so, you should have no trouble believing in that greater unseen law of faith in God's Word (Hebrews 11:1-3).
God wants a Church He can depend upon. A "little flock." Just two or three gathered in the expectancy of faith in His revealed Word, not just calling on His Name. Sinners call that Name as a curse word on the street.
We don't war against flesh and blood Philistines but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. We wrestle an unseen enemy, a "Hidden Hand" with a thousand eyes, but if our motive and our objective is the will of the Lord we possess and can call upon the same hidden Power as Samson, We will always be few in number, but we are a powerful group that has Eternal Life. Joel said, "They shall run through a troop and leap over a wall." The troop of death will have no hold on us; we shall run right through it and leap over the wall between the natural and Supernatural, from time to eternity and into the arms of God.
Here are some contemporary illustrations of such faith:
Brother Branham said, "If the sixth sense says, "God keeps His Word, I give myself to Him. I surrender all I got to Him. My sense says, this will bring it to passmy faith in God's Word." Then call anything else, contrary to it, as though it wasn't.
Abraham met God, and God said, "You're going to have a baby by Sarah," him seventy-five, and her sixty-five. Abraham called everything that was contrary to that as though it wasn't. He walked as if he seen God, and he believed.
He'd call anything that said that he wasn't, any reasonings, anything else . . . The doctor might have said, "Why, Abraham, you're too old to do that." That don't make a bit of difference what the doctor said, what anybody else said, what his own mind said, what anything else said. God was right, and he stayed with it.
That's the sixth sense, the super sense. God, give it to me. God, let me have more of it to minister to His people, is my prayer. This morning, when that mother brought that little redheaded baby, standing here, the tears running down her cheeks. I said, "What's the matter, sister?"
She said, "Brother Branham, it's got leukemia."
I felt something rise up. Oh, "He's a very present Help in the time of trouble".
"Here not long ago, Billy and I was going down the road, driving. Some colored boys come down the road, and they were driving fast, and they'd sideswiped a car and turned around and around and around, and throwed boys all over the road; and one little fellow was pinned under the car with his back laying against the car. The boys jumped out and started to raise it up. He said, "Oh, please don't, my back is breaking. Don't. You'll kill me. You'll kill me. Don't do it."
And they said, "Oh, we've got to get it off of you; it's catching afire." Said, "Let . . ."
"Don't move it, you're mashing me to death. Don't do it. Don't do it."
I hollered under there, "Son, are you a Christian?"
He said, "No, sir."
I said, "You'd better pray."
He said, "Yes, sir."
The sixth sense went to work, walked right around behind the car, and I'll never know till the judgment, but all of a sudden, that car flicked over and was off of him, and he jumped up and was all right. What was it? "A present Help in the time of trouble".
"A young colored lady was driving a car in the road, a new Plymouth, about four hundred miles on it. She'd been driving a pretty good speed. And I seen the car. It drove its crankshaft all the way into the tree. Billy and I stopped. It'd been a snowy, slick road ahead of us, but it was dry there. And the girl . . . The wind was blowing so hard, up in Minnesota, till it blowed the car off. You remember it, Billy? I run down there to her. And there she's setting there; she said, "Oh, I'm dying. I'm dying." They called the ambulance.
The ambulance came, and they had a dead man laying in the back of the ambulance. Said, "I can't take her."
And so a farmer said, "Well, send somebody else quick; the woman is a-dying."
I walked up there, and I said, "Lady, just a minute."
She said, "Oh, don't touch me, sir. Don't touch me. My back!"
I said, "Lady, are you a Christian?" She looked at me. And I said, "I'm a minister of the Gospel. If you're dying, how is it with you and God?"
She said, "Sir, I want to be right now."
And the sixth sense went to work. The power of God came down. She could walk out of the car without anybody helping her. The power of God present . . . "The very present Help in a time of trouble" (A Super Sense, p. 24:172-188).
We walk by faith. We live by faith, "The just shall live by faith." We must live that way. Would you like to have more of the sixth, super sense? Then bow your head and pray right now.
Like Israel, the Church of the elect and Word-born Bride is to be separated to the revealed Word of God from the denomi-nations which have separated themselves from the Word. But by setting aside the leadership of the Holy Ghost they are no more than the world with God's Name on it. As Jacob and Esau were born of the same holy parents, the world and the church are all of the same lumpit's the Spirit of God that makes the difference.
It doesn't matter if you call yourself a Christian. Anyone can do that. The point is whether or not you have the Spirit of God in you, for without that Spirit you are reprobate and "the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness . . . as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind . . ." (Romans 1:18, 28; II Timothy 3:1, 8).
I am persuaded a great many within the circle of this Message do not study even its "letter" but memorize and repeat second-hand what they heard over the pulpit, from this Newsletter, some pastor's tape or a video. That is disobedience, just as memorizing and reciting Bible or Message quotes is disobedience unless we have confirmed our understanding of them from Genesis to Revelation.
Scripture teaches us that we are God's building. Paul laid the foundation, followed by five principal men after whom Brother Branham introduced the Capstone that will finish it. Jesus is the risen corn of the fullness of the Word manifest in the apostolic saints at the beginning or foundation of God's building not made with hands. That corn of the fullness of the same Word restored and manifest in Christ's Bride will form the Capstone that ties the building together at the end (Zechariah 4:6-10; I Corinthians 13:10-17; Ephesians 2:20; 4:16; Revelation 10:1-7; 21:22).
Jesus is Alpha, the Word that was transformed into the foundation upon which the Building of God was begun, and Omega the Word that completes it in the Capstone Bride. He is not the PART-Word that required mediation and formed the Body in between.
II Peter 1:1-8 and Ephesians 4:11-15 portray God's temple, which is the Body of Christ, as the Great Pyramid and as the stature of the perfect Man. The whole Temple of the Living God is built upon the foundation of Christ the Word by "the doctrine of the apostles and prophets." On this foundation the ministries of seven Church Age messengers raised seven successive generations by faith. Their seven Messages baptized the saints of each Age into their part of the Body with the evidence of a different Token of virtue in each dispensation as illustrated in the diagram below. After Laodicea ended, the ministry of the seventh angel gathered and unfolded all the loose ends of Scripture not fully revealed during the Church Ages. His exposition finished the mystery of God, introduced Messiah, and is the "shout" calling Christ's Capstone Bride into union with the fullness of the Word to raise the rest of the Body (Ephesians 1:10). Of course, the capstone is now on the pyramid.
The seven virtues or tokens of the Seven Church Ages were seven PART-Word baptisms with the Holy Ghost now gathered up into the fullness which is agape love, the Holy Spirit Himself. This fullness incarnate in the collective Body of the end-time Bride will manifest that we are the Sons of God. The diagram shows how seven portions of the Spirit anointed the Church Age messengers and saints to manifest "that which was in part." A different virtue predominated in each Age so that faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, and so-on, were gathered together into the Holy Spirit Himself to introduce Christ, the fullness of the Word so "that which is perfect (or complete)" can have preeminence in us.
In the Book of Revelation a "thunder" signifies the Voice of God (II Samuel 22:14; Psalm 18:13; John 12:29), John represents Christ's end-time Bride, and the angel guide was the Prophet William Branham, the only man to whom God revealed its Seven Sealed mystery (Revelation 1:1; 3:14; 19:17; 22:1, 6, 9, etc.). We know this is so because both Daniel and John were commanded to "seal up the vision and prophecy until the time of the end . . . but in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, William Branham, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets from the beginning of the world should be finished" that is, the fullness of the Word, which is Christ in WORD form. The Word of God comes only to His servants the prophets (Daniel 12:4, 9; Acts 3:21; II Peter 1:21; Revelation 10:4, 7).
Brother Branham said, "I believe that these Seven Thunders will be revealed in the last days to get the Bride together for rapturing faith . . . Now, let us find the symbols. We found out what the thunder means. That's perfectly; we know that. See? The thunder was the Voice of God when the Seal opened" (Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 128:1-2; 155:3, 7; 142:1-4).
Question: Brother Branham, have the Seven Thunders, which equals seven mysteries, already been revealed? Were they revealed in the Seven Seals, but are not known to us as the Thunders yet?
Answer: No, they were revealed in the Seven Seals; that's what the thunders were about. The seven thunders that had uttered their voices and no one could make out what it was. . . John knew what it was, but he was forbidden to write it. He said, "But the seventh angel, in the days of his sounding, the seven mysteries of the Seven Thunders would be revealed." And the seventh angel is a messenger of the Seventh Church Age. (C.O.D., p. 1161:Q395).
Since Christ has opened and revealed all Seven Seals through Brother Branham who was the final Word Prophet to us Gentiles, the mystery of God has been finished. Therefore we now have the "letter" of the perfect interpretation of the Word of God. His elect will receive and become written epistles of this Message by His "Spirit."
The Seven Thunders are Jesus Christ in W_O_R_D form being transformed into the stature of the perfect Man which is the temple of the living God, not made with hands or sexual desire but by the Voice of God in a second birth. That Word was spoken "Precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, and there a little" to the nations. A different measure of Word and quickening Spirit was predestinated for each dispensation to call, choose, shape, cut and polish each "lively stone" for its unique position in the Building. These nine measures of faith or baptisms with the Holy Spirit create, distinguish and cement together the dispensations of Alpha, seven Church Ages, and our final Omega Age into one interdependent Body of the Lord.
John the Baptist called the unrepentant Pharisees and Sadducees Serpent's seed, and said, "God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham"that is, lively stones to inherit the Promise and so become the Temple of God (Matthew 3:7-9). Solomon's temple types the Bride, made from stone and materials gathered from the nations, perfectly formed in the field, and assembled without might or power (I Kings 6:7; Zechariah 4:6-10).
Here is what Brother Branham said, "Then one day in Sabino Canyon, while God called me early in the morning up there, I was up with my hands in the air, praying, and a sword came into my hands. You know that. I stood there and looked at it, just natural as my hand is now. Not knowing what it meant, and it left me with a Voice that said, "This is the Sword of the King." And then, later when the Angel of the Lord revealed it, It was the Word in the hand."
"Immediately after that, the Angels of the Lord appeared and told about the Seven Seals; and I was to return back here to Jeffersonville and preach the Seven Seals. And there if I've ever said anything that was inspired, it was in that. . . The Bible became a new Bible. There It opened up and revealed all the things that the reformers and things had left out. It was the complete revelation of Jesus Christ, altogether new to us, but perfectly, exactly with the Scripture. That was the Word which has always been. I was so inspired and directed . . ."
"Now, the hidden mysteries of Christ was fully revealed in the Seven Seals. It revealed first the Seven Church Agesopened up the Ages and placed them positionally, both with history and with the Bible, and set them in position how they was. . ."
"Now remember, God is the Word. And each Age He has 'lotted the Word for each Age that would be on the earth. He 'lotted it in the Church Age, and the Seven Seals revealed every bit of it. See?"
"Why were there mysteries that was still hid? Revelations 10, we find at the end of the seventh angel's Message that these mysteries that had been hid, would be revealed, Revelations 10:1 to 7. Notice, the reason is because there had been no prophets during this Age" (Feast of Trumpets 6:42-43, 45, 57-58).
Brother Branham fulfilled his commission and the mystery of God is finished. The mystery of the Seven Thunders of Revelation is manifest in His Bride of all Ages. Soon those who have fallen asleep will pick up their glorified bodies and after we have manifested the "third pull" one of them will appear to give us that extra shot of Vitamin "F," for grace to change in the atoms and be caught up in clouds of witnesses to meet the Lord in the air.
"Did you notice when the Jews asked Him that? You know when we compared the Scripture here with Matthew 24 with the six [written] Seals, the Seventh Seal was left out; because (You see?), Christ said only God Himself knowed, not even the angels [Matthew 24:36 Ed]. No wonder, it wasn't even written. You see, they hushed; nothing take place then. Angels don't know it; nobody knows when He's coming [Revelation 8:1 Ed]. But there'll be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time."
(What was His Coming? It was Revelation 10:1-4. The revelation of the Seven Seals (Revelation 6:1-17; 8:1-2) brought Christ back to earth in WORD form signified as the Angel of the Covenant in the Office of Son of man holding the unsealed Book of Redemption and placing judgment on Rome, the beast from the Sea in its Papal incarnation, upon the United States, Rome's image in the natural, and upon the once Protestant churches, her image in the spiritual.
Brother Branham said, "Seven Voices of these thunders will announce Christ's Coming." Those Voices were the seven consecutive thunders that sounded through William Branham between March 17-25, 1963, six of which sounded through Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, and the angels to the other Church Ages. If you read page 558 of the Seals book you will see Brother Branham said it is the revelation of the Seven Thunders that baptizes us into the holy convocation, fiftieth day, Omega or Bride Age just before the close of the Pentecostal feast or Gentile dispensation. There was silence in heaven the space of about half an hour because Christ descended from heaven with the New Testament saints, and the shout of the Message is on earth.
Jesus has come from heaven with ten thousands times ten thousand of His saints and the Bible said that the heavens were empty for the space of a half hour (Jude 14-15).
I Thessalonians 4:14-16, "if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so those also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. For this we say by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain to the Coming of the Lord shall not precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout . . ."
That "shout" is the end-time Message or Seven Thunders of Revelation 10:1-7 introducing Jesus Christ, the fullness of the Word).
"So I believe, to us who . . . If we don't know it, and it won't be known till that time, but it will be revealed in that day, in the hour that it's supposed to be revealed in. So the thing for us to do is to be reverent before God and serve Him, and do all that we know how to do, and live good Christian lives."
"Here now, we find that the Sixth Seal has been opened to us; we see it, and we know that this Seventh Seal cannot be broke to the public until that hour arrives" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 575:6-576:2).
When the Lord revealed the Seven Seals through Brother Branham, no one person in the congregation caught the revelation at that time. The Seven Thunders had all sounded but the revelation had not broken to the people who just received a little Pentecostal joy because the revelation was not for those Laodicean Age saints. The unwritten Seventh Seal was the revelation of the previous six written Seals; it was Brother Branham's Message (the shout of the mysteries or revelation of the Seven Thunders). People heard it and bought the books and tapes but the revelation did not begin to break to the public until "the hour that it's supposed to be revealed in." That is, after the death of the Prophet, in the mid-1970s as he foretold, by about 1977.
One last quotation, "Now this messenger of Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Malachi 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the Seven Thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It will be these divinely revealed 'mystery-truths' that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers. Exactly so" (Church Ages, 327:1; 323:3-324:1; Unveiling of God, 40:273-279).
Some people preach that the Seven Thunders will be the voice of seven anointed men. This is true except for the tense. The Seven Thunders were ministered by the seven anointed men listed on the diagram, the last of those men, William Branham, died in 1965. There is no sense in anticipating the first resurrection unless we have reservations and are prepared to go. It is revelation that prepares us.
II Timothy 2:14-18, "Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to show yourself approved of God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some".
I Timothy 4:6-7, "If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the Words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto you have attained. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather unto godliness". nl374.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.