Bible Believers' Newsletter 438
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is good to fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
World War III is the controlled conflict between political Zionism and Islam to weaken the power of both elements; to grant Rome world hegemony under "the real Pope of the universe, the Patriarch of the International Church" (Protocol 17) and make him president of one world government ruling from Jerusalem; to suppress the present leadership of Russia after it has successfully invaded mainland USA, heightening the enmity between Russia and the USA and reviving Communism which will ultimately destroy the false church and the United States; to make America subservient to Rome as enforcer of her will; to ally the international banksters with Rome in order to refinance the US dollar and restore the world economy; and to restore Khazar dominion over "the kingdom of the North . . . as Gog, chief ruler of Magog".
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever 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.
Russia Overtakes Saudi Arabia as World’s Leading Oil Producer OPEC
August 23, 2006 Statistics recently published by the oil cartel OPEC show that Russia is currently extracting more oil than Saudi Arabia, making it the biggest producer of “black gold” in the world, the British Financial Times reported. . .
Full story: mosnews.com truthout.org
Comment: Brother Branham said, "The word of the little lamb that rose up in Revelations 13, a lamb. Two little. . . Probably a little horncivil and ecclesiastical power. But after is lamb, freedom of religion and so forth. But after while, he spake like a beast, like the dragon, and exercised all the power the dragon did before him, a bitter religious persecution. We're nearing that time."
"You remember, Church, that you're living in the best day that you've ever will live in, right now, until Jesus comes. It shall gradually. . . Not gradually, but rapidly get worse and worse."
"When Russia goes down there to get that oil, look out. That's all she needs. That's what the prophet said it would do. And we're ready for it then. So Church, get ready to meet Christ" (The Angel of the Lord, #51-0502).
7 Facts You Might Not Know about the Iraq War
August 20, 2006 The final link in the terrorist chain can also be traced back to the occupation. In January of 2005, Newsweek broke the story that the US was establishing (Shiite) "death squads" within the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, modeled after the assassination teams that the CIA had helped organize in El Salvador during the 1980s. These death squads were intended to assassinate activists and supporters of the Sunni resistance. Particularly after the bombing of the Golden Dome, an important Shia shrine in Samarra, in March 2006, they became a fixture in Baghdad, where thousands of corpsesvirtually all Sunni menhave been found with signs of torture, including electric-drill holes, in their bodies and bullet holes in their heads. Here, again, the logic is the same: to use terror to stop the Sunni community from nurturing and harboring both the terrorist car bombers and the anti-American resistance fighters.
While there is disagreement about whether the Americans, the Shia-controlled Iraqi Ministry of Defense, or the Shia political parties should shoulder the most responsibility for loosing these death squads on Baghdad, one conclusion is indisputable: They have earned their place in the ignominious triumvirate of Iraqi terrorism.
One might say that the war has converted one of President Bush's biggest lies into an unimaginably horrible truth: Iraq is now the epicenter of worldwide terrorism . . .
When the US toppled the Hussein regime; there was little sectarian sentiment outside of Kurdistan, which had longstanding nationalist ambitions. Even today, opinion polls show that more than two-thirds of Sunnis and Shia stand opposed to the idea of any further weakening of the central government and are not in favor of federation, no less dividing Iraq into three separate nations.
Nevertheless, ethnic cleansing by both Shia and Sunni has become the order of the day in many of the neighborhoods of Baghdad, replete with house burnings, physical assaults, torture, and murder, all directed against those who resist leaving their homes. These acts are aimed at creating religiously homogeneous neighborhoods. Full story: truthout.org
Is Armament sickening US Soldiers?
New York, August 12, 2006 It takes at least 10 minutes and a large glass of orange juice to wash down all the pillsmorphine, methadone, a muscle relaxant, an antidepressant, a stool softener. Viagra for sexual dysfunction. Valium for his nerves. . . Reed says he unknowingly breathed DU dust while living with his unit in Samawah, Iraq. . . The Department of Defense says depleted uranium is powerful and safe, and not that worrisome. . . Full story: news.yahoo.com
Former British Ambassador says Terror Alert is "Propaganda"
August 16, 2006 Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray says the alleged transatlantic liquid bomb plot is staged-managed propaganda on behalf of Bush and Blairwho yearn for a "new 9/11" to absolve them of domestic political trouble.
Murray previously blew the whistle on how the British government was using evidence obtained from torture in Uzbekistaninflicted on its population by the US-funded regime of Islam Karimovthe dictator who likes to boil people alive. . .
"None of the alleged terrorists had made a bomb. None had bought a plane ticket. Many did not even have passports, which given the efficiency of the UK Passport Agency would mean they couldn't be a plane bomber for quite some time. . . Of course, the interrogators of the Pakistani dictator have their ways of making people sing like canaries. . ."
Full story: propagandamatrix.com
Bird Flu Monitoring expands Nationally
Washington, August 10, 2006 Monitoring of wild migratory birds to prevent a deadly bird flu virus is expanding to cover the entire nation and US territories in the Pacific.
The stepped-up testing will be done by scientists in the lower 48 states, Hawaii and other Pacific islands. They will begin keeping an eye out for the deadly H5N1 strain of the avian flu that has killed more than 100 people, mostly in Asia. In Alaska, where the first migratory birds began arriving, monitoring started just before summer... Full story: washingtonpost
Comment: Such folly. Cigarettes and women drivers have killed thousands more people over the same period.
Congress Poised to Unravel the Internet
August 18, 2006 Lured by huge checks handed out by the country's top lobbyists; members of Congress could soon strike a blow against Internet freedom as they seek to resolve the hot-button controversy over preserving "network neutrality". . . The bill not only precludes net neutrality safeguards . . .It sets the stage for the privatized, consolidated and unregulated communications system that is at the core of the phone and cable lobbies' political agenda. . .
Full story: truthout.org
Freedom and Democracy Down Under
Interviewed on the Robyn Williams' radio program, Ockham's Razor last Sunday, Melbourne barrister Julian Burnside said:
In late 2005, the Commonwealth Parliament passed draconian anti-terrorist legislation. One provision allows a member of the Federal Police to apply for a preventative detention order in relation to a person. A preventative detention order will result in a person being jailed for up to 14 days because it is thought that they might otherwise commit an offence. A preventative detention order is obtained in secret, without a trial of any sort. The person jailed is not allowed to know the evidence which was used against them.
People can now be legally 'disappeared' in Australia, and you can be jailed for publishing the fact.
Another provision allows the Federal Police to obtain a control order, which can include house arrest for up to 12 months, without access to telephone or the internet. Control orders are obtained without any trial, and on secret evidence.
Any challenge to orders like these is likely to be frustrated by the Attorney-General, who has power to prevent a party from hearing the evidence against him, or even from hearing the government's submissions in his case. For example, a recent certificate by the Attorney-General certifies that disclosure of the contents of the government's documents in the case would be contrary to the public interest. And it also certifies that evidence proposed to be adduced and submissions proposed to be made in the case are of such a nature that the disclosure would be contrary to the public interest.
And he goes on to withhold his consent to any person representing the applicant being present in the tribunal while the evidence is given and the submissions are made. By that certificate he guarantees a secret trial on secret evidence.
In addition, the Attorney-General can prevent a party from producing exculpatory evidence in legal proceedings if that evidence might adversely affect our national security interests. Unfortunately, our 'national security interest' is a defined expression, and the definition is extremely wide. Revealing the CIA's activities in Baghdad or Guantanamo Bay is deemed, by the legislation, to affect our national security interests.
Secret trials on secret evidence are a real possibility in Australia right now. The legislation which makes it possible is a betrayal of basic democratic principles. It is a supreme irony that the legislation which makes it possible has been justified as part of the war which is supposed to save our democracy from terrorism. Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: Treasurer and Prime Ministerial hopeful Peter Costello announced last week that the 'war on terrorism' is likely to last 50 years or more. For an abstract noun, 'terrorism' fights like a Trojan. Mr. Costello may have to prevail upon Noah Webster to excise it from the English language.
The Illuminati say truthfully, "It doesn't matter who the people voted for; they always vote for us" (Illuminati).
Catholic Pope's World Domination Minion Plans
They are Knights of Columbus. Roman Catholic Jeb Bush is himself a Third Degree Knight of Columbus according to his brother Skull and Bonesman Luciferian Crypto-Catholic George W. Bush in his speech to the 122nd Annual Knights of Columbus Convention in Dallas, Texas, Tuesday, August 3, 2004. Full story: whitehouse.gov
. . . A few years ago, Governor Jeb became a Knight. . . and he recently took his Third Degree. . .
"I needed someone to lead this program, so guess who I turned to? The Knights. I found Towey. Jim Towey is the Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. . ."
"I also appreciate the Knights' of Columbus stand on the federal judiciary. . . (Knight of Columbus Samuel Alito Jr. Opus Dei and [Jesuit] John Carroll Society member and US Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts).
George H. W. Bush is a Knight of Malta as is Prescott Bush Jr. Pro-Nazi Skull and Bonesman Prescott Bush Sr. was trained by the Jesuits of Stonyhurst. Full story: clayandiron.com myspace.com
Replacement Theology Part II
Does your faith rest on the immovable rock of a clear understanding of God's unchanging Word? Have you personally proven your revelation from Genesis to Revelation, with true historical records and scientific evidences? Or are you relying on a second-hand religion passed on by your parents, the media, a preacher, or this Newsletter?
Men make mistakes. Your to duty God and your obligation to your soul is to "receive the word with all readiness of mind, then search the Scriptures daily, whether those things are so." In Ages gone by when the Book was sealed God placed man's ignorance of the hidden mysteries under the Blood (Deuteronomy 29:29), but since "the mystery of God is finished," and there is no more Blood on the Mercy Seat, God will only receive the faith of Jesus Christ as He is no longer 'winking' at the error of PART-Word.
If you are a child of God born of the end-time Message, Brother Judas will not deceive you with his replacement theology. You will know from your Bible and their own records that Jews are not Israelites or even a Semitic people; that Semitic Arabs and other followers of Islam do not and cannot present any threat to Israel or the world because God said they will never reach agreement among themselves (Genesis 16:12); that under the Old Covenant the sabbath was a rest for the body and mortal spirit and can be observed only in the land of Israel, whilst under the New Covenant it is new birth and rest for the soul attained only in the "present Truth," or Word for your day. God's children know He is one Person, not a trinity; that water baptism is in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ not in three Titles of Father, Son and Holy Ghost; that Israel will be ruled by Gentiles unto the consummation of all life on earth, not by the sons of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and that until the Seventh Trumpet sounds God will be redeeming His Gentile Church which is Spiritual Israel and not the sons of Jacob as the British Israel/Christian Identity cult believe.
Isaiah and Paul taught that natural Israel will be spiritually blind until the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week when that elect nation of 144,000 is born-again in one day. When the Northern Kingdom forsook the faith of Moses and worshipped the Babylonian trinity God sent Sennacharib to destroy the nation, disperse its people among the Assyrian conquests and transport strangers into Israel. (The United Nations world government employs the same strategy to divide and conquer the Gentile lands by refugee resettlement plans. The League and United Nations have eliminated peace since World War I (Matthew 24:8). Contrived war, rebellion, rape and pillage create impoverished inassimilable human time bombs guaranteed to explode civil unrest in host countries led by politicians ignorant of God's Word, and who unwisely grant them residency thus becoming accessories to a horrendous crime designated to destroy their own race by miscegenation and divide their nations as Jesus foretold (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 6:1-4). This is not to imply these innocent human pawns are not 'good people' but to expose the sons of Cain working under another name and in a different occupation behind the 'front' of the UN). The so-called "lost" ten tribes remain in those countries where their forefathers were driven and find themselves on the short list of Esau's City of London marked for ethnic cleansing (Genesis 27:39-41). Although most of these people are probably Muslims today, a remnant will return as Isaiah 11:11 and Daniel 11 foretold.
Emulating her sister, the Southern Kingdom committed idolatry with the trinity which was spiritual adultery against the one true God (Hosea 1 2) who sent Nebuchadnezzar to conquer Judea and take her people captive. Because of subsequent disobedience God had Nebuchadnezzar destroy Jerusalem and burn the temple. Thus began the "times of the Gentiles" which will continue until the consummation of all life on earth (Daniel 2:31-45; 9:27; Revelation 11:1-2, 8).
The Judeans prospered in Babylon as the Jews prosper in Gentile nations today and had no desire to return to Jerusalem any more than modern Jews wish to relocate to Israel, so for the next 1,500 years Babylon remained the center of Jewish scholarship. Here they became increasingly worldly, adopting Babylon's fractional reserve banking system, mercantile law and calendar. They devised the synagogue form of worship wherein rabbis usurped the Levitical priesthood, and reasoning mired THUS SAITH THE LORD with replacement theologyeventually codified as the Jerusalem and the Babylonian Talmuda perversion that "makes the Word of God of no effect" (Matthew 15:1-9).
The Talmud, which Jews deceitfully refer to as "the oral Torah," is a lewd book of blasphemy and unimaginable depravity that is the antithesis of Moses and the prophets.
Replacement theology of man-made traditions has also apostatized denominational Christianity and is present in the circle of this Message. We will examine the widespread heresy commonly called "Two Souls;" in theological terms, Manichaeism or dualism, later adopted by Cabalistic Jews whose Gnostic reasoning is not dissimilar to the enticing manner in which the "letter" of the Message has been assembled to present a vision not evident when the "Spirit" is consulted.
Manichaeism is a sect founded by Manes, a Persian, who in the third century became a nominal Christian and sought to introduce into Christian theology and philosophy the Parsee conception of the dualism of God and Matter. There is no doubt that his followers, in developing the teachings of the founder of the sect, were influenced to a large extent by the Gnostic dualism, and laid claim, as the Gnostics did, to a special gnosis. They concerned themselves chiefly with the problem of evil, assuming the existence of two eternal principles, the one essentially good and the other essentially evil, and deriving from the latter all the evil, physical and moral, which exists in the world. They maintained that from the good principle there emanated, in the first place, primeval man, who was the first to enter into the struggle with evil; in the next place the Spirit of Life, who rescued primeval man from the powers of darkness; finally the World-Soul, Christ, the Son of primeval man, who restored to man the light which he had lost in the struggle with darkness. They distinguished in man two soulsthe soul that animates the body, and the soul of light, which is part of the World-Soul, Christ. The former is the creation of the powers of darkness; the latter is an emanation from light itself. Thus, man's soul is a battlefield on which light and darkness are at war, as they are in the universe. Human action depends on the outcome of the contest: there is no freedom of choice. All matter is evil and the cause of evil (nd.edu).
Manichaeism is a dualistic religion, a theme gleaned from the Persian religion of Zoroastrianism. Mani postulated two natures that existed from the beginning: light and darkness. The realm of light lived in peace, while the realm of darkness was in constant conflict with itself. The universe is the temporary result of an attack of the realm of darkness on the realm of light, and was created by the Living Spirit, an emanation of the light realm, out of the mixture of light and darkness.
The Manicheans made every effort to include all known religious traditions in their faith. As a result, they preserved many apocryphal Christian works, such as the Acts of Thomas, that otherwise would have been lost. And although Mani was eager to describe himself as a "disciple of Jesus Christ", the early Christian church rejected him as a heretic.
A key Manichaean belief is that there is no omnipotent good power. This claim addresses a theoretical part of the problem of evil by denying the infinite perfection of God and postulating the two equal and opposite powers mentioned previously. (Grand Commander, Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry, Albert Pike, postulated a similar belief in his book Morals and Dogma).
Augustine of Hippo (who taught that it was in harmony with the Word of God to kill the heretics and apostates of Roman Catholicism) had been a Manichean for eight or nine years, thereafter he became a potent adversary of Manichaeism according to his Confessions of St. Augustine. His treatise concerning the Manicheans and their Two Souls heresy (AD391) is called De Duabus Animabus Contra Manichaeos.
The Two Souls doctrine is not dissimilar to Talmudic doctrines that "make the Law and the prophets of no effect to those who follow its teachings." In other words, they are not in the economy of God, whether they are impersonators of Yahweh Torah, or claim the New Covenant and follow Brother Branham's Message by the "letter" without the "Spirit." For when we "add" our uninspired interpretations to the spoken or written Word of God this indicates we are not elect, and if our names are not in the Lambs Book of Life we will be purged and martyred in the great tribulation. While if we "take from" the written or spoken Word of God our name will be removed from the Book of Life which leads to the second death (Revelation 22:18-19).
Hebrews 9:27, "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." The first death is the death of the body but the second death is that of the soul (Ezekiel 18:4, 20; Revelation 20:14). Revelation 2:11, "He who overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death".
These Scriptures demonstrate the falsehood of the "Two Souls" doctrine which claims that God's elect are born with a "seed" in their soul, and in their new birth the Holy Spirit and Fire annihilates their old sinful soul and quickens the seed of God into a new, sinless and perfect soul.
The soul is sometimes referred to as the feminine of God because in the invisible union of Christ with His Bride "God and the spirit that's joined with God is one Spirit" (William Branham, Hebrews 313:639; Genesis 2:24; John 3:6; 17:21-26; I Corinthians 6:17; 12:13; Hebrews 2:11). The natural types the spiritual and the human soul is the feminine of the Word (Ephesians 5:22-33).
However, Brother Branham said "the woman does not have a seed" (Oneness, 16:89-92). So unless she has lain with her husband she has a virgin womb like Mary and like Christ's Bride who is a virgin to the Word. Brother Branham said, "Christ is now taking Himself a Bride to be pregnated with His own Seed Word in Her womb (spirit womb) and in Her mind, and won't mix with any denominational trash with it. She is a virgin to Him" (Spoken Word is the Original Seed, p. 98:1).
Luke 8:11, "The seed is the Word of God:" the Holy Spirit in a form we can receive by faith (or Spiritual understanding). The inspired Seed Word of Isaiah 7:14 passed to the Virgin Mary by the spoken Word of the Angel Gabriel, "Fear not, Mary: for you have found favour with God. And you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and call His Name Jesus. He will be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give to Him the throne of His father David: And He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end" (Luke 1:31-33; Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 2:44).
Jesus was not Mary's seed or ovum, otherwise he would have been sinful flesh and not "God's Holy One" prophesied by David in Psalm 16:10. John 1:14 says, "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us".
I Peter 1:22-25, "Seeing you have purified (not replaced) your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently: being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which lives and abides for ever . . . And this (seed) is the Word which by the Good News is preached unto you".
We receive the Seed, which is the Gospel of our salvation or Word for our day, by the foolishness of preaching. Romans 10:14-17, "How shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah said, Lord, who has believed our report? So then faith comes by hearing, and what is heard comes by the Word of God".
God's Seed is the Holy Spirit in a form we can receive by the hearing of faith (Galatians 3:2).
If as Two Souls believers claim, the elect are born with a seed in their soul then they are not born virgins. Only idolaters or denominational harlots whose little souls have been pregnated by Satan, or some spirit other than God can be with seed. The seed is either the wheat of God's Word or the tare of discrepancy and can only be communicated to the soul through the eyes or ears. Clearly even the elect are not born with God's seed in their heart for that seed is faith, and faith comes from understanding. For this reason the Lord does not hold children responsible until they reach the age of accountability.
The Bible is the story of our near Kinsman redeeming that which was potentially lost, not replacing it with something else. When we were born from mother's womb, our soul was dead in unbelief because we were unable to speak let alone understand the revealed Word of God (Ephesians 2:5). The "seed" of God is the revelation of His Word. When you receive this "seed" of the incorruptible Word God for your day it quickens your soul to eternal Life in Christ made manifest in you (Luke 8:11; I Peter 1:22-25). Your second birth is this quickening of the soul (John 5:25).
Christ, the Angel who spoke through Brother Branham to indict the beast from the sea and his image from the earth, commanded us "take and eat" and become one with the open Book. This is how we become the seed of Christ the Word in the end-time or eat of the Tree of Life that was in the midst of the Garden of Eden (Revelation 2:7; 10:1-11; 22:6-19).
Isaiah 53:10-11 exposes the heresy of Two Souls doctrine. "Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief: when You shall make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities".
Why should He bear their iniquities and carry them away as symbolized by the scape goat in Israel's Day of Atonement if those justified souls are to be replaced by another?
Galatians 3:26-29, "For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. . . And if you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise".
So election does not come through one's birth in the righteous lineage, or Esau, Dathan, Korah and Judas Iscariot would be the elect of God. No, God's children are not born of human relations but through faith. "Abraham's seed" is the baptism with the Holy Spirit, or new birth.
As Brother Branham explained in his Message, "The Future Home of the Earthly Bride and Heavenly Groom," God will renew heavens and earth wherein a people renewed in soul and body will dwell through eternity. Scripture proclaims a restoration of original creation by redemption and renewal, not replacement. Heavens and earth will cleansed and renewed by natural and Supernatural Fire, not replaced; and the souls of God's elect and the "saved" will be cleansed, redeemed and renewed by the Holy Spirit and Fire, not replaced. Christ's Bride is waiting on the last of His elect to recognize their place in the Kingdom, and He is depending upon you to hunt up that last elect by your testimony of the present Truth!
A sixteenth century heresy claims Jews have the potential for a second soul, rendering them a separate species. And that the soul with which they were born and lived a life of sin is annihilated together with their sins, and a brand new soul is born in them. This teaching is anathema and like all Talmudic doctrines, it makes Calvary and the Word of God of no effect to those who hold them (Mark 7:13). As surely as Scripture cites the Talmud as the cause of Israel rejecting Messiah, Talmudic teachings promoted by Message cults will prevent multitudes from entering the Kingdom. "For the Kingdom of God is within you"it is the eternal Life you have received by faith, and G_d will not share His glory with spiritual Serpent's seed of Talmudic discrepancy.
As Rabbi Judah Halevy, a famous medieval poet and philosopher, explains in Kuzari, "The Jewish people constitute a separate entity, a species unique in Creation, differing from nations in the same manner as man differs from the beast or the beast from the plant . . . although Jews are physically similar to all other men, yet they are endowed with a "second soul" that renders them a separate species." (Zimmer, Uriel, Torah-Judaism and the State of Israel, Congregation Kehillath Yaakov, Inc., NY, 5732 (1972), p. 12).
The Cabalistic tradition of Judaism as it relates to the divine origin of the Jews and the lower level of Gentiles is also explained by Rabbi Jacob Agus: "It is axiomatic in Cabalistic writings that the higher souls of Jewish people are derived from the divine pleromathe realm of Sefirotwhereas the souls of all other nations are derived from the "shells." Rabbi Hayim Vital does not exempt converts from this rule (Aitz Hayim 7, 10, 7; Aitz Hadaat, Bemidbar). The "Tanya" of Rav Sheneur Zalman was written for the general public. Its view of Gentile souls is in Chapter 6. The Zohar follows the same line, save that in the Midrash Haneelam; we note a certain effort to account for this difference. Before Adam sinned, he possessed the higher soul; after his sin, only his animal soul remained. Thereafter, the divine soul comes only to those who are preoccupied with Torah, entering the body of the Jewish male at age thirteen" (Rabbi Jacob Agus, Meta-Myth: The Diaspora and Israel Zohar Hodosh, Bereshit 18b-19a, Midrash Hane'elam. Etan Levine [ed.], Diaspora: Exile and the Jewish Condition, New York, Jason Aronson. 1983. p. 139).
The rabbi has unintentionally confirmed Galatians 3:28-29, "There is neither Judean nor Gentile, bond nor free, male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." He understands that no one is born with faith, which is a revelation that comes by hearing after the age of accountability. Although his teaching denies the fact, he has seen that election is not inherited through a Jewish mother but is ordained by God's foreknowledge of what one will do with the revealed Word when it is presented.
Once upon a time Scheherazade's Aladdin cried, "New lamps for old" but there is no replacement of sinful old souls with new, unused souls. Jesus Messiah is in the recycling business: saving and redeeming old souls. The replacement theology called "Two Souls" is a heresy introduced into Judaism after Pentecost by unregenerate sinners. It is anathema to the teachings of Moses, Messiah and all other Old Testament prophets, and to the New Testament prophets including William Branham. I speak as an "insider," for there was a time in which I too believed this "spiritual schizophrenia," concocted by teaching from the "letter" of the Message without taking it to Scripture for the Revelation.
The first Adam set a type for the last Adam who also surrendered His life for His Bride but was raised victorious over death for her justification. John 3:16, "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that all those souls who believe in Him should not perish and be replaced, but be redeemed and receive eternal Life." II Peter 3:9, "The Lord . . . is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any soul should perish, but that all should come to repentance." This eliminates soul replacement theology.
The genesis of the world to come was the spoken Word birth of the first God-man who became Adam's Kinsman Redeemer. His death and resurrection reconciled to God every soul that will live in the renewed world. Romans 5:8, "While we were yet sinners, Christ died for our souls" and His Spirit returned on the day of Pentecost to baptize, cleanse and infuse our soul with God's Life-giving power (Matthew 3:11). He renews our soul by drawing us into agreement in the unity of the faith. This common faith, which is the mind of Christ in us, purges the soul of sin or unbelief and brings it to new Life in Christ. Soon God will renew our bodies, and following the White Throne Judgment at the end of the Millennium this whole earth will be renewed by its baptism of Fire.
God is love. Love is forgiving, offering Life and redemption, not death and replacement. The Bible is the story of our near Kinsman redeeming the lost, not replacing them with others but finding, recovering and reinstating souls as in the parable of the prodigal son.
One who has never heard or read the Word for their day, which is the seed or germ of eternal Life, cannot receive the new birth. A permanently blind deaf and dumb mute can be "saved" but he can never be born-again because the seed Word of God can only be communicated to establish faith through the natural senses they lack. The seed of God produces our second birth as the seed of man produced our first birth.
Two souls believers have confused the natural birth with the Spiritual birth as they have confused the natural death of the body with spiritual death of the soul. The first birth and death apply to the physical life of the body; the second birth and death concern the spiritual life of the soul. Before "the soul that sins" can die its earthly body must first be raised in the general resurrection and stand before the White Throne judgment, then cast into the lake of Fire with its soul (Galatians 6:7-9; I Corinthians 5:10). The death of the soul is the second death (Revelation 20:14-15).
I Corinthians 15:46, "The spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterwards the spiritual".
Human beings consist of a body, a mortal spirit and a soul. Animals have a body and mortal spirit but lack a soul which is the part of man made in the image and after the likeness of God. All three elements are necessary to make a human being. This explains why stillborn babies are only potentially human and have no part in salvation or the kingdom of God since there is no preexistence of souls and they were only ever a body with neither mortal spirit nor soul.
The Book of Life is Adam's genealogy or family tree that was compiled in God's foreknowledge before there was a world. When it was written it contained the name of every soul ever to be born in Adam's race. It is the record of our first birth with the nature of the world through father and mother. No names can be added to this Book for that would preclude the omniscience of God. Yet the vast majority of names will be removed from the Book. These together with the physical Serpent's seed who were never written in this book are the lost.
With the exception of the saints, every soul that was ever named in the Book of Life must stand before Jesus Christ and His saints at the White Throne judgment. Those whose names have been removed will be cast into the lake of Fire and annihilated. Those whose names remain in this Book are the "saved" who will be granted into eternal Life. We see here the foundation of justice wherein one is judged by a jury of one's peers rather than a lone judge or magistrate (Daniel 7:9-10; Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:21-22, 26-32; I Corinthians 6:2-3; Revelation 3:21; 20:11-15).
The Book of Life contains a brief section called the Lamb's Book of Life which records God's foreknowledge of His Familythose souls who will be born the second time through Jesus Christ the last Adam. This is the Book of God's redeemed from which no names can be added or removed. It is the inventory of lively stones that form the foundation, walls, gates, and streets of New Jerusalemthe City of the Living God Jesus has gone away to preparea City made not with human hands, eternal in the heavens (Matthew 3:9). Each stone by its own choosing is a living witness to the nature and character of God shining forth His glory in one harmonious amber Shekinah so that there is no need of the sun or moon to shine upon the City.
At the Fall man forfeited Earth's dominion to Satan, and death reigns in each of us until the jubilee because we were conceived in sin, born in iniquity and subject to the world. Our bodies are of the earth and the so-called Adamic nature on our mortal spirit is worldly because the senses of our flesh (sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell) and spirit (conscience, reasoning, memory, affections and imagination) only enable us to contact the natural, material world of which we are part and under Satan's governance. Until faith quickens our soul to the Word of the hour it lays dead in trespasses and sin and subject to the natural, worldly desires of our ten senses. As long as we love the world and the things of the world the love of GodHis own Life by new birthis not in us.
I Corinthians 15:44, "[the resurrected dead were] sown a natural body and raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body." God's law of reproduction states that every specie brings forth after its own kind so our birth into the first Adam's family gave us a spirit of nature, a spirit of this world, a spirit of the god of this world in a body that could not live forever, so we must be born-again by the last Adam in order to receive His Holy Spirit and eternal Life into our soul to be raised in a glorified body.
A "nature" is the sum of spiritual and physical qualities and propensities which make up the essential features and elements of character. It is the intrinsic disposition, inherent tendency or character of a person, object or being.
The nature of a Christian is to have the Token on display. The nature of a dog is to bark at strangers, eat almost anything and bury bones. The nature of your car might be a reluctance to start. The nature of a mule is stubbornness.
A nature is not a soul as Two Souls believers assert but as Brother Branham and the Bible teach; the soul is the nature of the spirit it serves. Until our soul is born-again or quickened into union by agreement with the revealed Word for our day, our life cannot become a written epistle of that part of the Word, but is ruled by our mortal spirit and flesh whose desires are worldly. And since Satan is the Prince of this world, his nature is the ultimate ruler of that unregenerate soul.
When our soul agrees with the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing nowit repents of its old worldly ways and identifies with every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Cleansed of its sinful past, dead to the worldly desires of the spirit and corruptible flesh, and in union with the Word, it brings them subject to God's Word. Our old soul, quickened to eternal Life, now has a new nature because its Husband is the Word. Whereas the old nature of that soul was to lie and cheat, lust and hate, the new nature is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, etc.,
The soul reflects the nature of the spirit that is on it: the nature of the world, or the nature of the Holy Spirit. Whereas the spirit and flesh each have five senses, the soul has only onefaith or unbelief in the revealed Word of God. The unregenerate soul is ruled by the nature of the spirit which is the nature of this world. The regenerated soul is ruled by the Word of God that transforms the mortal spirit into obedience to reflect the nature of Christ and bring the flesh subject to the Word. It is the nature on our old soul that dies, and not the soul itself.
Let us quote William Branham: "If you are born again, your entire nature is changed. You are dead to the things you once thought" (Is Your Life Worthy of the Gospel, p. 28:139).
"Now, the Holy Spirit will not misbehave itself in one person, and behave itself in another. It'll make each person come into its character because it's a Spirit that leads you. It makes you subject to its nature. You don't bring it subject to your nature; it makes you subject to its nature. And the Holy Spirit makes you live and love to do it. Oh, how you love to give up the things of the world when the Holy Spirit comes in. How it cleanses you and washes you, and puts a desire in you to follow Him, and a thirst and a hunger for more of it, just bathing yourself. He brings realities" (The Unfailing Realities of the Living God, p. 11:76).
"If you're born again and have a new Parent, then you've got a new nature. The old nature's dead, and you have a new nature. You once were going one way; now you're going another way. You once were going in this a-way, down, now you're going this a-way, up. Your affections are set on things above: a new affection. You don't love the things of the world no more; your affection's of God. You don't care what man says, how they laugh at you and say you're old model, or whatever it is like that, you don't care, because you're born from above and your affections are set on things above. God's not ashamed of you, and you're not ashamed of Him. That's right. . . Read the 11th chapter of Hebrews right here . . . why people in that day, destitute, and everything else, of whom the world's not even worthy of. Read it; it'll be good for you. And you can see there, what happens to people when their nature is changed."
(These Old Testament saints were not born-again for their sins were only covered, not remitted, and according to Two Souls teaching had therefore not received a new soul. But they were baptized with the Holy Ghost and their nature had changed from the nature of the world to the nature of the Holy Spirit now ruling their soul).
What kind of a nature have you got then, Brother Branham? His nature. If I had my father's nature, then I'd do the things my father did. But now that I'm born again . . . your Father is God, and you're born in the family of God, you seek those things that pertain to God. That's right. Then you are God's child. Your nature is God's nature" (You must be Born Again, p.21:83-84).
Now no man can have his father's soul, but he could have the nature of his father.
"That soul is what God's a working on, (see), if He can only get that nature of that spirit to agree with Him, then that nature dies. The nature and the love of the world dies and the things of the world are dead (see?); because if you love the world or the things of the world, the love of God is not in you. . . so this nature has to die, and the nature of God comes and lives in you. And God is the only thing there is that never did begin or never can end."
"So therefore He has partnershipped you, and taken this man, earthly, and this eternal Spirit and put it together. . . That's why we're baptized into His Name that we might come forth in His Name, in His death, in His resurrection, that we rise again testifying to the world that we have new Life, that the old man is dead. We buried that first nature. See, that first nature is gone, and now we are the nature of Him. He lives in us, and we don't do our own will; we do His will. We don't think our own thoughts. The mind is what thinks. The mind that was in Christ Jesus is in every believer. See? . . ." (Souls that are in Prison Now, p. 8:44-47).
Romans 7:1-6 is a prophecy for the Church in every age, especially in these last days when the apostate denominations are dead to us, and we are reunited with Christ the fullness of the Word. It is also as a teaching on marriage and divorce. Let us consider the Spiritual marriage of Christ and His Bride which is typed by the natural marriage of a man and a woman.
"Don't you know, brethren, (for I speak to those who know the Law), how the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives? For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he lives; but if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband dies, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man."
"Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the Law through the body of Christ; that you may be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit to God. For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bring forth fruit to death. But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in newness of Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter".
Our first birth was associated with nature and therefore with death. The first husband or ruler of our soul was the nature of the world, and as we have read, that first husband must be dead in order that we may be married to Christ, the Word.
When we hear Christ's proposal of marriage and separate from that old husband or Adamic nature that tricked us into fornication with the world, and take the Name of Jesus Christ in water baptism, we are justified by grace through faith. But separation or divorce from that old nature will not permit us to remarry so long as it lives. Every speck of him has to die.
Sanctification by the Blood of the Word cleanses us of our worldly desires, transforming us by the renewing of our mind, which is our spirit, and training us in ways that will please our espoused.
Finally, a clear revelation of the present Truth brings the Holy Ghost into our heart with the Pillar of Fire that burns out and annihilates that old worldly nature that once ruled our soul, uniting us with the Word of the hour. This is the invisible union of the Bride with Christ.
You can't sit on the fence; you're going to be filled with something. You can't be a human being without being filled. Soon all those without the Seal of God will be forced to take the mark of the beast, or be killed. When this day of grace has ended, men without the nature of Christ will be forced into that decision.
Don't imagine that you can be popular with the world and accepted by mainstream or Message denominational people if you declare the revelation of the present Truth. If you hide your Light under a bushel, aren't you ashamed of Christ (Luke 7:23)? And if the wedding band of His nature is not on display, making your yes mean "Yes," and your no an unequivocal "No," won't He be ashamed to call you His Wife?
Paul displayed the nature of Christ when he said: "I am innocent of the blood of all men because I have not shunned to declare unto you the whole counsel of God" (Acts 20:26-27). Are you innocent, or are you guilty of the blood of your denominational acquaintances?
In order to be born-again or married to Christ the fullness of the Word, that old husband of PART-Word and denominational replacement theology must be dead. Christ will not marry an adulteress or denominational harlot to the Word. You must be loosed from the law of that old husband by his death as the Law had to be dead to the Hebrew converts.
Deuteronomy 16:5-6, "You may not sacrifice the Passover (or worship the risen Christ) within any place of assembly which the Lord your God has given you: but at the place which the Lord your God shall choose to place His Name in, there you shall sacrifice the Passover" or worship. That is, in the revelation predestinated to your day.
Or as we paraphrase I John 1:7, "Unless we are walking in the Light of the present Truththe Word for this daywe are not and cannot come under the Blood and be born-again, or even share true Spiritual fellowship with those who are genuine Christians".
Paul taught the early Christians that in order to be married to Christ, their old husband or ruler, the Law, had to be dead to them. And today, no Christian can worship in Spirit and in Truth, or find Spiritual fellowship with an Anglican, Lutheran or Presbyterian because their churches are impersonating the Light Christ was in during the Sardis Age (1520-1750); neither can one identify with Methodists or Baptists who are impersonating the Light Christ shone for the Philadelphian Church Age (1750-1906), nor with the Pentecostals who are impersonating the Light of the Laodicean Church Age (1906-1963) which apostatized and put Christ out when He came "as a thief in the night" just as Israel crucified Him outside of the City (Revelation 3:17-20).
Christians nowadays can't worship according to the traditions and Scriptures where Christ met believers in days gone by. Those places in the Word have been fulfilled. We must meet Him "in the place of His rest," the ground of the Word He is fulfilling without the camp in this day (Isaiah 66:1). God can't make us written epistles of the Word for a bygone day; He can only express the present Truth.
Amos 3:3, "How can two walk together unless they are agreed on the Word"?
After He had overcome in Gethsemane but before He surrendered to the Jews, Jesus prayed, "Not for the world, but for those whom You have given Me out of the world, for they are Yours. . . Neither do I pray for these alone, but those who will 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 sent Me".
Those who are Jesus' sheep will receive His Word; those who dispute the revelation after the first and second admonition are unable to receive it because they are not His sheep. God's love is corrective. If you have the love of God or new birth you will live and declare His Truth without fear or partiality because His Spirit is united with your soul which reflects His nature so the Token or evidence of the Life of Christ is on display.
Abraham's seed is the baptism with the Holy Ghost or new birth which in each of the New Testament dispensations is the product of a life lived by a clear revelation of the Word for that Age. At the end of the Message to each dispensation Jesus says, "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the true and false Churches"His promise and His reproach.
A Brother wrote this week to say, "My pastor does not believe in two souls, but believes the old soul dies, and a new soul is received."
Let me repeat, new birth is the soul's redemption, not its replacement. You are your soul. The soul is the part of man that is made in the likeness of God. All souls are immortal until after the appeal at the White Throne judgment, then those souls that were never on or have been removed from the Book of Life will be annihilated. Were your soul to die it would mean your total loss and annihilation. Such is the destiny of the mob. However, the first death is physical, the death of the body. Your body is the house in which you reside. Your mortal spirit is the power that operates your mind and your body. It comes from God but it is not of God. nl438.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.