Bible Believers' Newsletter 446
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He who fears is not made perfect in love:" not born-again (I John 4:18). "In a society that believes in nothing, fear becomes the only agenda. . . And a society that believes in nothing is particularly frightened by people who believe in anything, and, therefore, we label those people as fundamentalists or fanatics" (Bill Durodie, Director, International Centre for Security Analysis, Kings College).
This is exhibited in the contrast between our main article, "And the Life was the Light of Men" and Death personified in the rider of the pale horse whose henchmen feature in "The Power of Nightmares," a BBC documentary proving their psyop on the abstract noun "terror" is a myth equally inscrutable as the hunt for a non-existent al Qaida, and from the same stable that promoted three holocausts each of six million Jews in the last century. Like these, the hoax of the war on terror and al Qaida can be exposed with impunity so long they are acknowledged as truth from the other side of the mouth. Thus the nineteen Arabs said to have hijacked the airliners on 9/11, but who were in their home countries and are very much alive today; continue to be cast as the villains.
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.
The World Enters the Dangerous Era of American Impotence
October 25, 2006 Since September 2001, the world has not experienced an Indian summer as politically hot as this one. North Korea effects its first nuclear test. Iran announces that, come what may, it will continue its uranium enrichment program. Iraq sinks into civil war and anti-Western insurrection. The Sudanese military regime allows deadly chaos to take hold in Darfur, and the UN cannot intervene effectively. In Afghanistan, NATO undergoes the bitter challenge of the Taliban and the opium lords' rebirth. In Pakistan, al-Qaeda is treated as the nuclear issue once was: deny, always deny; the reality is that the Country of the Pure is not even fulfilling some minimal responsibility in the fight against bin Laden's networks. In Lebanon, Hezbollah strengthens its grip on society and one does not sense even the least little beginning of disarmament of the Shiite Islamist militia. In Palestine, the youth becomes ever more radical under the banner of Islamist parties that refuse to acknowledge Israel's right to exist. In Russia, the Kremlinwithout any hang-upstramples on the last fifteen years' democratic advances and overtures to the West. In short, the list of destabilization viruses suddenly emerging into view this autumn of 2006 is long . . .
By launching itself into the invasion and occupation of Iraq March 20, 2003, the Americans unnecessarily exited the deterrent posture that had nonetheless worked very well. Not to have solicited and obtained the UN Security Council's approval aggravated things still further: in the history of nations, individual mistakes have always been more deleterious than collective mistakes. . . Full story: truthout.org
After the Housing Bubble Bursts
October 24, 2006 Compared with year-ago levels, nationwide housing starts are down 18 percent, sales of existing homes are down 13 percent, and new home sales are down 17 percent. Inventories of both unsold new and existing homes are at record levels. Prices have already begun to fall in many parts of the country, and seem certain to fall much further before the market stabilizes.
The housing downturn will almost certainly lead to a recession, and most likely a severe recession. Housing construction and sales directly account for more than 6 percent of GDP. In the recessions in the mid 70s and early 80s, housing fell off by close to 50 percent. However, the impact of a downturn in housing is likely to be more severe this time around. House prices had not gotten so out of line with fundamentals in these earlier periods, nor had housing wealth fed so directly into consumption.
Homeowners have been borrowing more than $700 billion a year from the equity in their houses. This borrowing has pushed the savings rate into negative territory for the first time since the beginning of the Great Depression. As a result of this massive borrowing, the ratio of mortgage debt to home values has never been higher. . . Full story: truthout.org
Experts create Invisibility Cloak
October 19 2006 A US-British team of scientists has successfully tested a cloak of invisibility in the laboratory. The device mostly hid a small copper cylinder from microwaves in tests at Duke University, North Carolina.
It works by deflecting the microwaves around the object and restoring them on the other side, as if they had passed through empty space. But making an object vanish before a person's eyes is still the stuff of science fictionfor now. . . Full story: bbc.co.uk
Comment: What is the purpose of this press release? Nicola Tesla's work begun in the early 1930s made the destroyer USS Eldridge invisible and moved ship and crew through time from 1943 to 1983 and back as reported in two fascinating articles on the Philadelphia Experiment spiritual-endeavors.org.
One of the survivors of the Experiment said, "We have had a two-tiered technology for at least a century, perhaps longer, in that there are technological developments which have been withheld from the public, and have been held in the hands of a controlling elite, if you will, for at least a century, perhaps a century and a half, because that technological base goes back to about 1800 or earlier. . . When the State of Israel flew 5 Hercules C-130 transport planes and 2 Boeing 707s from Israel across Africa to rescue 103 Israeli hostages being held at Entebbe airport, Uganda, all of their radar systems were operating at that time. None picked up the aircraft going across Africa. They hit Entebbe in total surprise, with no forewarning. They had systems for blocking out the radar paranormalplace.com.
Please read these two links which confirm and illustrate the words of Brother Branham: "They're going to find out someday that they're not seeing a hundred and fifty million years of light space either; they're going right around in a circle. That's exactly. You're going to find out one of these days that when you go to heaven, you don't fly off somewhere else; you're still right here too, just in another dimension faster than this. Right through this room's coming color. Every color shirt, dress, whatever you got on is eternal, laying right on records, going around and around the world. Every time you bat your eyes, it's right on record. Watch, television will prove that" (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, p. 14:63).
". . . the very wickedness of the enemy, the very powers. . . We look at these snowstorms and everything a happening, all these pestilences, all different things, that's all caused by these interruptions of firing these bombs and things. They're getting things all mixed up here. And they're messing around in God's big laboratory to fulfill His Word. It's going to happen" (Invasion of the USA, p. 7:57).
In the spring of 1982 Dr. Peter Beter revealed the USAF Phantom warplane which is invisible to both radar and to sight. By using powerful computer techniques, Einstein's semi-finished Unified Field Theory has been used to design superconducting electromagnetic field equipment which can bend light waves. Built into an aircraft, this equipment creates a zone around the aircraft which light cannot penetrate: instead, it flows around and onward, like water around a boulder in a stream.
Public comments about the stealth program refer only to radar evasion, not to the far more startling capability of optical invisibility. Once again, this is done in order to limit discussion to a range of weaponry capabilities which will not raise too many public eyebrows. If the full capabilities of the phantom warplane were known, it would raise the question: why is something so radical needed?
The answer lies with Russia's still-secret beam weapons. The most important fact about the invisibility field of a phantom warplane is not the invisibility itself, but the protection which the same field provides against all types of beam weapons. Charged particles are far easier to deflect than light, so the charged particle beam is no match for the light-deflecting shield.
The Phantom war plane has just one major drawback. In a way its greatest strength is also its greatest weakness. When the invisibility field is turned on, incoming light waves do not strike the plane; instead, the light flows around the plane, as I have explained. That is what makes the plane invisible to observers at a distance, but at the same time the field prevents light waves from the outside world from reaching the cockpit of the plane. In other words, the pilot cannot see anything outside the invisibility field. He is required to fly blind.
There is only one technique known in the West by which a Phantom war plane can be navigated. It's called "Inertial Guidance", a technique first invented for ICBMs a quarter century ago. In Inertial Guidance, a computerized system keeps track of all the forces and maneuvers experienced by the vehicle. By adding these up over time, the system calculates where it is without reference to the outside world. For a Phantom war plane, the Inertial Guidance problem is very difficult. The guidance system must operate for as long as several hours while the plane flies to its target. That gives lots of time for errors to build up which would send the plane off course, but the problem has been solved . . .
The Phantom war planes which will be used are unmanned. They are equipped with robot pilots which can be programmed to fly each plane to a preassigned target. Each will be programmed for a one-way trip. The invisible robot-piloted aircraft will fly through Russian air space, invulnerable to any beam-weapon attacks. Anti-aircraft missiles fired at them will be unable to home in on them, and so the PROJECT Z planners believe that the robot Phantom planes will reach their targets.
Those targets are Russia's four Cosmodromes for rockets plus several Cosmosphere installations in central Siberia. The invisible robot planes will crash like kamikazes into their targets. peterdavidbeter.com
And the Life was the Light of Men
John 1:17-18, "The Law [with its rigid demands and merciless justice] was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No man (not Jacob, or Moses or any of the prophets) has hitherto seen and revealed God at any time in the sense in which the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, has seen and revealed Him; He [and none else] has made Him known."
Jesus Messiah is the Revealer and Interpreter of the unseen God in all that relates to our salvation. The greatest of all revelations is the supreme deity of our Lord Jesus Christ: the Logos that manifested out from God as His eternal thoughts, the Author of the world, Giver of Life and Light, the Fountain of grace and truth who manifested in virgin-born flesh as the beginning of the new creation of God-men has expounded God to men. Without this dignity, Christianity could claim merely relative superiority over the religions of the world, instead of being the absolute and amen.
The Logos pre-existed God's incarnation as Adam's kinsman Redeemer, the One who baptizes with the Holy Ghost and Fire (Matthew 3:11), the Bridegroom of the elect Church, the One who came from heaven (John 3:31), in contrast to all the other prophets, and is the only begotten Son. Men are said to be in the loins of their father when as yet they are not born and in the bosom when they have been born (John 1:18).
I John 4:12-13, "No man has [physically] seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us. Hereby we know that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit".
Jesus is the beginning of God creating Himself a part of His creation (Revelation 3:14). His elect Church is the continuation of the same creation as Eve was the continuation of Adam and not a separate creation. Throughout eternity God will be worshipped in the form of His glorified FamilyJesus Christ and His Bridebecause through the invisible marriage union the two are one. If you want to see God, look at Jesus Christ, and look at the Token on display in your Brother or your Sister.
John 14:7-9, "If you had recognized in Me the image of God from heaven [and the Absolute way to the Absolute goal], you should have known My Father also: and from henceforth you know Him, and have seen Him. Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied. Jesus replied, Have I been so long with you, and yet have you not known Me, Philip? He who has discerned Me has become acquainted with the Father; how is it you say, Show us the Father?"
John 1:1-4, "In the beginning God was alone with His eternal thoughts which are the Attributes of the Logos. All things were made by the Logos; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In the Logos was eternal Life; and the Life was the Light of men".
God's first manifestation was Light when he expressed the Logos in the form of the Shekinah or "appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord" (Ezekiel 10:28). When He all made man in His image, he made all the men and women that ever will be, and we were spirit, for God is a Spirit (Genesis 1:26-28; John 4:24). We were Attributes in His creative mind we know as the Logos. He did not create your soul back there in His great thinking; He created or foresaw your theophany or angel, which is the appearance of your glorified being. And since His thoughts are eternal and they are real, they will come to pass in their designated season and time (Romans 8:29-30).
His Life is "the Light of men." Hence Brother Branham could say, "Then after you recognize the very Word of God was Eagle Food, then you left the other thing. You've then been formed into the living image of the living God. You heard from your theophany"your part of the Shekinah or mystic Light (Who is this Melchisedec, 17:88).
II Corinthians 5:1-4, "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of [God's own] Life".
Speaking with a Brother on the phone one morning I explained that one cannot be born-again, and therefore a Christian, outside the Message of the hour. We must become written epistles of the present Truth, not impersonators of the Word for a day gone by. The Pentecostal Message that gave the new birth in Laodicea will not work in this day. John Wesley's Message that brought the new birth in the Philadelphian Church Age could only produce a foolish virgin in Laodicea. Noah's Message saved his family, but it would not work for Moses. We must recognize our day and it's Message in order "to make our calling and election sure" and confirm that we have representation in the Lamb's Book of Life.
Romans 8:28-30, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. (That we should be holy and without blame before Him in love Ephesians 1:4). For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified".
God placed each of Adam's sons on the basis of free moral agency with but one lifetime in which to conform to the image of the invisible God made visible in Christ Jesus and His offspring (Isaiah 65:23). We can achieve this goal by grace through faith which is the mind of Christ whereby He lives through us and overcomes today's battles by the Word for this hour. Our lives must reflect the image of the present Truth, but how can we be sure unless we are constantly growing in the faith of the Message for our day, and see that part of the Word living through us (I John 1:7).
No matter how dearly we love the Lord, and how well we have learnt the "letter" of the Message, unless the revelation and Life of the Message is manifesting through us, we are not born-again. God gave us the Absolute of the present Truth against which to measure our understanding and pattern our life so we will have certainty. We speak not of salvation and the foolish virgin but of new birth in the elect and wise virgin, so "Exhort one another daily, while it is called 'Today,' lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of unbelief in the revealed Word of God" (Hebrews 3:13).
II Corinthians 3:18, "With unveiled face we Christians see the Lord's glory reflected as in a mirror as we are changed into His image from one degree of glory to another, by the Spirit of the Lord".
Our omniscient, omnipotent God is Light. Not cosmic light, but the Spiritual purity associated with a clear understanding of godly knowledge and truthfaith or revelation. Christians walk by the Light of faith that cannot be detected by the five natural senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch or smell given us to contact the physical world which lies in darkness. We walk by eternal Life (John 6:63).
II Thessalonians 5:4-5, "You, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all the children of Light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness," born of Spiritual understanding of the present Truth, the Word for this hour. We were expressed out of God as Attributes of the Logos or unchangeable Word, manifest in sin-born flesh in due season, and our soul quickened to God's own Life by Light on the Word for our day. Zechariah prophesied, "It shall be Light in the evening time."
Speaking of His parousia Coming in WORD form by the restoration of the apostolic faith and the finishing of the mystery of God (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:1-7; I Corinthians 13:10), Jesus said, "If they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together" (Matthew 24:26-28). Eagles seek not the Man but Light on the Wordthe Apostolic Light revealed in the East has been restored in the West to incarnate Christ's end-time Bride for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
We came out from the Logos of God, the Shekinah of Light to overcome the world by the Word of God and prayer and manifest His Name in our part of the Word thus proving we are His Attributes. Soon we will return back into the Logos of the glory Jesus had with God before the world was (Hebrews 12; John 17:5).
Brother Branham explained, "They're going to find out someday that they're not seeing a hundred and fifty million years of light space either; they're going right around in a circle. That's exactly. You're going to find out one of these days that when you go to heaven, you don't fly off somewhere else; you're still right here too, just in another dimension faster than this. Right through this room's coming color. Every color shirt, dress, whatever you got on is eternal, laying right on records, going around and around the world. Every time you bat your eyes, it's right on record. Watch, television will prove that.
When you're born, God sets a record on. It don't make . . . much noise for a little while, you know; that's the little baby till it comes to accountability. Then the noise starts. He starts saying things and doing things he has to answer for. And then when that life ends, that record or tape is took off and laid in the great big library of God. . . Now, how you going to get around it at the judgment bar? It's played right back in front of you: Every move you made, every thought that went through your mind. Can you see that? Now, can you see where God . . .
Standing here the other night and there'd been a man on the platform, tall, bald-headed man, real handsome looking fellow, strong. And he went out. . . The Lord had told him a whole lot of things about his family and what he should do. And he went out and set down. In a few minutes here come before me another man like that, but he had his head down. I couldn't make out, and I looked at the man again out there; and he wasn't him, because it was something else. And this man, I couldn't find him. I looked around, nobody behind me. I said, "The man is setting inside of those curtains there." And it was a brother that comes to church here, tall, bald-headed, handsome sort of a fellow setting up there like that. And he had his head hung over, praying, because he was just about to die with stomach trouble. He was going to get a pair of shoes. His wife wanted him to get a new pair of shoes. He said, "No, I don't have to get them, 'cause I ain't going to live to wear them." He was dying. And setting there (You see?), in that dimension. . . Hallelujah. God just moved over in there and said, "There he sets," just the position he was in. See what I mean?
Now, notice. And there is not any error in the Scriptures. Jesus, the Word of God, perceives the thought that's in the heart. The Word of God is stronger, sharper, Hebrews 4:12: "The Word of God is sharper, more powerful than a two-edged sword, even a Discerner of the thoughts and intents of the mind." See? Goes way down into the mind, and pulls out, and discerns. What is "discern"? "Make known, reveal out." And that's what the Word of God does. Today we say, "The Catholic church is the Word of God, the Baptists, the Methodists, the Pentecostal, the tabernacle." That's wrong. The Word is the revelation, God revealed by the Word.
No, we could'nt get any continuity amongst medics, amongst scientists, different ones. If Einstein had only had the spiritual application, as he had the physical application, as he studied the laws of light and so forth, he could've told us something. When I heard his message on that great center somewhere into the skies, that ever contacted with that center, you could create earths, do anythingthe power would be unlimited. See? He had seen that.
You see these little pockets going through the air they call "saucers," so forth. . . Well, we better leave that alone. "Hear how these people come up missing?" you say. Don't hear from them; they're standing there, and they're not there. That's the way the rapture's going to be. One of them would drop right down, and this terrestrial body will take on a celestial body. And they'll be hide, hair, or bones left. It'll be transformed in a moment of time, dropping right out of space and taking home that. . . We see all this going on now, and the Pentagon wondering about these lights, and mystic lights, and everything they're seeing in the sky. You seen they had one here in the paper at Jeffersonville this week and so forth, a mystic light saw. Oh, they don't know what that is. But listen, little children, it's going to pick you up one of these days (See, see?); don't worry.
You remember, Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Sodom. . ." What happened just before Sodom? God came down with some Angels, and they had an investigation judgment. Said, "I've heard the cry that is so sinful, so great, so I've come down to find out whether it's altogether the truth or not." Is that right? Watch, that main One that stayed with Abraham could discern the thoughts was in Sarah's heart behind Him. Now, you'd look around just a little bit and notice (See?); watch what It's doing, the same thing today. It's an investigation judgment. When after while the church, when it can stand that place and every seed has been brought to its spot, they'll be gone. They won't know what happened to them. One will be going one way. See? One will be going over to the pastor's house, and one will be going here or down there; and the first thing you know, they're not there. For Enoch which was the type, God took him, and he was found not. Come down to investigate . . .
The continuity, how that Enoch translation, a type of Israel being carried over in the ark. . . (through the tribulation like Noah). . . The Word of God is so perfect, even to the Old and New Testament is two halves and one whole. Right. Old Testament's half of It, and New Testament's half of it. Put it together, you got the whole revelation of Jesus Christ. There's the prophet speaking; here He is in Person. See? Two halves and one whole.
Now, we don't want to take too much. Now, remember, the Old Testament is not complete without the New. And the New could not be complete without the Old. That's the reason I said, two halves: one whole. For the prophet said, "He'll be here; He'll be here; He'll be here. They'll do this to Him; they'll do this to Him." And here He is, "He was here; He was here. And they did this to Him, and they did this to Him." I just preached on that a few nights ago.
Now, in order to study the Scripture. . . Paul told Timothy, "Study it rightly dividing the Word of God which is Truth." Then there's three musts in the Scripture. In using God's Word there is three things that you must not do. . . Now, you must not misinterpret the Word. You say, "Well, I believe it means this." It means just what it says. It needs no interpreter. And you must not misplace the Word. And you must not dislocate the Word. And if we would do either of these, it throws the whole Bible in a confusion and in a chaos.
Notice. To misinterpret Jesus in the form of God in a man you would make Him one god out of three. To misinterpret Jesus Christ being the Word, you'd make Him one god out of three, or you'd make Him the second person in a godhead. And to do that, you'd mess the whole Scripture up. You'd never get nowhere. So it must not be misinterpreted. And if you say that a certain thing, you put an interpretation on it and you apply it to another time or it's been applied to another time, you also make an incorrect interpreting.
If anybody misinterpret Jesus Christ in the Bible of not being God Himself, make Him the second person, or, one god out of three, this would upset every Word in the entire Bible. It would break the first commandment, "Thou shalt not have any other god before Me." All right. It would make the whole Christian race a bunch of pagan worshippers worshipping three different gods. See what kind of a Bible you'd have? Then it'd make us what the Jews say we are: said, "Which one of them gods is your god?" See? So you see, you mustn't misinterpret the Bible, for Jesus Himself is the Interpretation of the Bible when He's made manifest in the age that the part of His Body is being made manifest. If it's a hand age, it must be a hand; it can't be a head age. If it's a voice age, well then, it can't be a foot age. See? And now, we're at the eye age. And now, the next is Him Hisself to come. Seeing, prophetic . . ." (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, p. 14:63-76).
Hebrews 12:1-2, "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith . . ."
The great cloud of witnesses speaks of the manifested Church Age saints in theophanyback in the Logos or Shekinah waiting for you and I to come to maturity for the manifestation of the Sons of God so they can put on their glorified bodies in the first resurrection. When they have been resurrected, one of the Laodicean saints whom you know will appear to give you that extra lift in faith, and in a few moments you'll unite with the "mystic Light" of your theophany and be changed in the twinkling of an eye to gather with them to meet the Lord in the air. nl446.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.