Bible Believers' Newsletter 445
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Wonderful Jesus; He is Lily of the valley, the bright and Morning Star!
I thank each and every one of you for your prayers in behalf of me and the Church. The final hearing in the case that has been brought against us concluded in the Federal Court last Wednesday and for a fourth time the Judge refused to receive our evidence. I expect him to hand down his decision in the New Year so please unite in the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous.
As Brother Branham prophesied, "the world is again falling apart," torn asunder by lies as in the fraudulent case brought against us by those Jesus defined as "so-called" or "self-styled" Jews (Matthew 23:33-35; John 8:41-44; Revelation 2:9; 3:9, etc). "Faith enables us to trace all of the sensible perceptions that lead us to regard everything we see as having no deeper origin than the things which are palpable to sense, material, and sensuous springing out of material, back to the unseen but omnipotent agency of God. Through faith we understand that the aggregate of all things existing in time and space were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which appear" (Hebrews 11:3).
Praying earnestly in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus, the Word of God manifest in virgin-born flesh declared, "Your Word is Truth" (John 17:17). The world has turned from "the way, the Truth and the Life" of the Logos in this second crucifixion of the Word to follow the path of untruth or non-existence to perditiondeath and annihilation in the lake of Fire.
Colossians 1:15-17, "Christ is the image of the invisible God, the first begotten before every creature: because all things were created in the Logos, things in heaven, and things on earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him: and He is before all things, and in Christ the Word all things subsist" (John 1:1-3, 14).
All things are held together by the Word of God. Without truth there is no permanence and the world must fall apart as the World Trade Center was imploded by lies, and as our once Christian Western civilization is falling apart in the absence of the Truth of faith in God's Word that bound it together.
George II's Skull and Bones prescient nickname is "Temporary," but Christians aspire to permanence. Like Abraham who "looked for a city which has foundations (or beginnings rooted in truth), whose Builder and Maker is God," and the heroes of faith, we "desire a heavenly country. Accordingly, God is not ashamed to be called our God: for He has prepared for us a City" (Hebrews 11).
"I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year 'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.' He replied 'Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God.' That shall be to you better than a light and safer than a known way"'The Desert' by Marie Louise Haskins.
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.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Let Me tell You a Story about House Church
I was 17 and strung out on drugs and alcohol. My mom and dad tried everything to no avail. I started studying with the Jehovah Witnesses through a guy I had met at work. I told a friend about it and he seemed upset. He told me they were having house meetings at his mom and dad's house and although he didn't attend, he would go if I would because he knew I was heading down the wrong road. I agreed but later tried back out because it was a Friday night, and I was already high on LSD.
His wife was excited that I was going because she had been trying to get her husband to attend. He was preparing to go to the bar when I showed up, so we went. Tripping on LSD I told the preacher, Brother Carl Baker, after the service that I was a Jehovah Witness. He said, "What I have here will make you a witness to a Jehovah Witness." Impossible as it may sound, I left that meeting perfectly straight and sober.
Anyway, when people found out there was a prophet involved, that was the end of the meetings. A few of us started driving an hour to Brother Baker's meetings on Sunday. Shortly after everyone started questioning this new doctrine and walking away. I told the Lord in prayer, if this is your messenger you're going to have to show me in Your Word, because there are many false prophets. He took me through Malachi, Luke, and Matthew. I mean right then and there while I was still on my knees. That settled it for me! I saw it as plain as my hand before my face.
Out of about thirty or forty people, I was the only one to stay. One day I was listening to one of Brother Branham's tapes on reel to reel; there were no cassettes in those days. My mom asked me who it was, and I told her. She said, "He baptized me in the Ohio river when I was a young girl." It turns out the Branhams used to live next door to my grandparents in Jeffersonville. Brother Branham's dad and my grandpa used to make moonshine together. I couldn't believe it. It turns out my grandma had a box full of pictures, many of them showing Brother Branham and his family. Mom sent a lot of them to Brother Joseph Branham.
Who would have thought, that forty years later and 200 miles away, we would run into Gods Messenger again. I preached to a youth meeting at Brother Baker's church. When I was finished a tongues and interpretation came forth and it said, "Yea, I say unto you I have called thee and chosen thee to be My child, as you go to your prayer closet from time to time there will I meet with thee, keep thyself chaste for I do have a work for thee in the days that lay ahead and that's Thus saith the Lord."
I know I don't need to tell you what time it is. I've spent the last thirty-odd years running from it, and the harder you run, the harder you fall. I thank God for his Grace; He is faithful even when we are not. Just telling it again lifts my spirits. He said, "If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto myself".
All Nine Nuclear Powers are violating Non-Proliferation Treaty
"As North Korea becomes the eighth confirmed nuclear power (Israel is not confirmed but considered the ninth) some of the blame has to go to the original five nuclear powers," writes Scott Galindez. "When the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect in 1970, the five countries that had nuclear bombsthe US, France, China, Great Britain, and the USSRagreed to work to reduce and eventually eliminate their nuclear arsenals. Now, 36 years later, no disarmament talks are taking place between those countries." Full story: truthout.org
American Prison Camps are on the Way
October 9, 2006 Kellogg Brown & Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, is constructing a huge facility at an undisclosed location to hold tens of thousands of Bush's "unlawful enemy combatants." Americans are certain to be among them.
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 governing the treatment of detainees is the culmination of relentless fear-mongering by the Bush administration since the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Because the bill was adopted with lightning speed, barely anyone noticed that it empowers Bush to declare not just aliens, but also US citizens, "unlawful enemy combatants" . . . The bill also strips habeas corpus rights from detained aliens who have been declared enemy combatants. Congress has the constitutional power to suspend habeas corpus only in times of rebellion or invasion. The habeas-stripping provision in the new bill is unconstitutional and the Supreme Court will likely say so when the issue comes before it. Full story: alternet.org
Comment: The Supreme Court will neither forget its lines nor change the script. Clearly the 'hidden hand' plans draconian legislation for US citizens as foretold by Revelation 13:11-18. Presently 600 internment camps await non-trinitarian and other dissidents of the Babylonian theology and iron will of Rome and her image.
US Begins $42 Million Program to Bolster Hamas Opponents
The United States has quietly started a campaign projected to cost up to $42 million to bolster Hamas's political opponents ahead of possible early Palestinian elections, say officials linked to the program. The plan to promote alternatives to Hamas includes funding to help restructure Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group and provide training and strategic advice to politicians and secular parties opposed to Hamas Islamists. US funds will also be used to encourage "watchdog" groups and local journalists to investigate the activities of the Hamas-led government and parliament.
Full story: truthout.org
Comment: US "freedom and democracy" or as Uncle Joe said and George II confirmed, "It's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes." Why publicly tinker in Palestinian autonomy? Privatize their elections with black box voting: Accenture (a partner of Halliburton, and also a defense contractor), Diebold Voting Systems, Northrop Grumman/Diversified Dynamics/TRW (partners with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), also in the defense industry), General Dynamics/Computing Devices Canada, Rothschild and Unisys (partners with ES&S), National Semiconductor Corporation, Hart Intercivic, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, and Perot Systems Government Services, Inc., are waiting in the wings.
Why Security Matters
Every email takes a perilous journey. A typical email might travel across twenty networks and be stored on five computers from the time it is composed to the time it is read. At every step of the way, the contents of the email might be monitored, archived, cataloged, and indexed.
However, it is not the content of your email which is most interesting: typically, a spying organization is more concerned by whom you communicate with. There are many ways in which this kind of mapping of people's associations and habits is far worse than traditional eavesdropping. By cataloging our associations, a spying organization has an intimate picture of how our social movements are organizeda more detailed picture than even the social movements themselves are aware of. . . Full story: riseup.net
A Tale of Two Cities
Matthew 17:24-27, "While Jesus and His disciples were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men: and they will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised. And they were greatly distressed."
"When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the annual temple tax (Exodus 30:13; II Chronicles 24:6) came to Peter, and said, Doesn't your teacher pay taxes? He said, Yes! As he came into the house, Jesus (discerning the thoughts and intents of his heart) said, What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or tribute? Of their sons, or of those not of their household? Peter replied, From others. Jesus said, Then the sons are exempt. However, lest we should offend these little ones, ignorant as they are that I Am the living and real Temple (Matthew 12:8; John 2:19-21), and lead them to misconstrue a claim to exemption into indifference to the honor of He who dwells therein, go down to the shore and throw in a line; take the first fish you catch; and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a shekel: take it and pay them for Me and for yourself".
We see in these verses the Messianic sign of Hebrews 4:12 (Jeremiah 20:12; Psalm 44:21) which identified Jesus as the Messiah, and a remarkable instance of the vast difference between giving offence to the "little ones" in Capernaum, who besides the tax-gatherers, might readily have taken offence under the impression Jesus had placed Himself in opposition to the temple. (Although He had probably been excommunicated from the temple in the second year of His ministry (John 5:18; Matthew 9:34) and by this time the temple had most certainly rejected Him). Yet He could not place Himself in opposition to the temple until after it had crucified Him, defiling its high priest and mediator between God and the nation, terminating the temple sacrifices and Levitical priesthood, and placing "the blessing of Abraham" in abeyance "seven times more" (Leviticus 26; Matthew 23:37-39; Revelation 8:6 9:21; 11:15 15:5) until three and a half years after the Gentile dispensation has come to pass (Isaiah 42; Daniel 9:27; Micah 5:3; Romans 11:25-29).
Jesus knew He was the Lamb to be slain in the Pascal season that very year, for the compound revelation of Daniel 9:26-27 with certainty established the year, month and day of His death as Moses in Leviticus 23:5-14 established the month, day and hour of His death, and His resurrection. The high priest and Levites read the same Scriptures, but without the revelation because they had rejected the prophet who introduced the Word (Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1). Denominational ministers and their brethren, having rejected the prophet who introduced the second Coming of the Word and blind to the Word in this day (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7).
Beyond this we see Jesus exercising the "third pull" in the provision of the didrachmas (or double drachma), then instilling "mustard seed" faith in Peter, and we see the distinction between the Sons of the King and their servants.
Jesus humbled himself to devout prejudices just like Paul, who said, "I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some" (Romans 14:13-23; I Corinthians 9:19-23).
Romans 8:36-37, "As it is written in Psalm 44:22, For Your sake we are killed all the daylong; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. But in all this we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us."
Colossians 1:23-25, "I Paul rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His Body's sake, which is the Church of which I have become a minister by divine appointment given to me to make the Word of God fully known to you".
Jesus had the Token on display and the trust we must exercise in the never-failing promises of the Lord in this end-time.
Christ and His Spiritual offspring are the true living temple and cannot be made legally subject to the typical services of the shadow which is done away (Isaiah 53:10; 65:23; I Corinthians 3:16; 13:10; Revelation 21:22). This is the great error of the multitude of non-elect in every age, ever zealous to create God in their image by bringing Him into submission to their man-made traditions and ordinances. Carnal legalists such as the Pharisees are kingdom subjects or bondsmen, and as such "strangers" who serve the Royal Household. However, "the servant does not abide in the house or in the temple, forever: but the Son abides ever" (John 8:35).Together with the non-elect Gentiles these will appeal at the White Throne Judgment and be separated "as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats." The one to salvation and service without the open gates of New Jerusalem, the other into the Lake of Fire.
Revelation 21:24-27, "the nations of those who are saved shall walk in the Light of New Jerusalem: and the kings of the earth (or elect) will bring their glory and honour into it (as a tithe of the increase of their non-elect subjects). And its gates shall never be shut by day, for there will be no night there. And into it they shall carry the glory and honour of the nations of the "saved" non-elect. But nothing unclean, nor any one practicing immorality and falsehood shall enter it, but they whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life".
Let us return to the scene in Capernaum where Jesus' friends are preparing for the journey to Jerusalem and the fulfilment of Israel's Passover.
Matthew 17:1-7, "At the same time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And calling a little child, He stood it in the midst of them, and said, I assure you, Unless you turn and become as little children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven; and whoever receives one such little child in My Name receives Me. But whoever causes an occasion for stumbling to one of these little ones that believe in Me, it were better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck, and be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of such offences! The temptations have to come, but woe to that man on whose account they occur"!
In a parallel account of this conversation recorded in Mark 9:33-50, we find Jesus had once again discerned the thoughts and intents of their hearts and was familiar with this disputation among the disciples.
The Messianic hopes of the disciples had been greatly raised by the miracle by which God had provided the tribute money, and by Jesus' explanation of His place and their part in the theocracy. Assuming it was already formed and seeing Peter honored by the miracle of the tribute money they questioned, Who among them at this time is preeminent in the kingdom of heaven? Jesus explained that rather than entertain carnal hierarchical ambitions, those who enter into the kingdom must be born-again in humility and simplicity of faith, which any thoughts of personal merit or pretension will hinder. Hierarchical pretensions are at the root of denominational traditions "that make the Word of God of none effect to the worshipper" as Jesus plainly told the Pharisees with respect to their Talmud (Matthew 15:1-9).
The little child, content with its dependence and insignificance is the natural type of we Spiritual "little ones." Philippians 4:11, "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content." And "He who receives a prophet in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ receives a prophet's reward." Thus, he who receives a saint on the basis of his relationship with Christ receives a prophet's reward, which is to be a friend of God (James 2:23).
Mark 9:41, "Whosoever shall give you (the smallest service such as) a cup of water to drink in My Name, because you belong to Christ, I assure you, he shall not lose his reward." But whosoever causes one of God's elect to stumble, it were better that he have the large upper millstone hung from his neck and be cast into the sea. This is the fate prophesied for the Pharisees' second Babylon of Los Angeles and Hollywood, which will be thrown down into the sea in a catastrophic earthquake (Revelation 16:19; 18:21).
The sin alluded to is nicolaitanism, or pretended hierarchical rank over the "little ones," which Jesus hates (Revelation 2:6, 9; 3:9), causing them to be led astray by lying illusions and propaganda disseminated as truth by Hollywood and by Rome's false doctrines. Both have offended we "little ones" throughout the whole earth, and the ministry of Christ's end-time Bride is to disseminate the Message of the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7 which has restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God (Revelation 10:8-11).
Here is the prophecy of the destruction of Los Angeles where the Laodicean Church Age had its beginning in 1906 with the Azusa Street revival. The end of the Gentile dispensation will be marked by a massive earthquake that will sink Los Angeles to the bottom of the ocean along with Christ-hating Hollywood and the filth with which she has polluted the whole earth:
Revelation 18:21-24, "A mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with a mighty catastrophe shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard in you any longer; neither shall a skilled craftsman be found in you anymore; nor shall the sound of a millstone shall be heard in you any longer; and the light of a lamp shall shine in you no more; nor shall the voices of the bridegroom and bride be heard in you anymore: for your merchants were the earth's prominent men, and all nations were led astray by your sorceries. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth."
Here is the Roman Catholic church, the first Babylon, whose Papal worship proves to be the worship of Nimrod and his wife. She will be rewarded double for her sins (Revelation 18:5-8):
Revelation 17:5, "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
Whereas the millstone was to produce flour to make bread, which is the staff of natural life, the two Babylons have fed the world with poison, bringing spiritual death. Thus the millstone is hung about their necks. The one will be cast into the depth of the Pacific Ocean, while the other will be hated by the world and destroyed by nuclear fire and the man on whose account these offenses occur will be "cast alive into a lake of Fire burning with brimstone" (Revelation 19:20; 20:10). nl445.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.