Bible Believers' Newsletter 457
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America's Holy Warriors
December 31, 2006 The drive by the Christian right to take control of military chaplaincies, which now sees radical Christians holding roughly 50 percent of chaplaincy appointments in the armed services and service academies, is part of a much larger effort to politicize the military and law enforcement. This effort signals the final and perhaps most deadly stage in the long campaign by the radical Christian right to dismantle America's open society and build a theocratic state. A successful politicization of the military would signal the end of our democracy. . .
Erik Prince, the secretive, mega-millionaire, right-wing Christian founder of Blackwater, the private security firm that has built a formidable mercenary force in Iraq, champions his company as a patriotic extension of the US military. His employees, in an act as cynical as it is deceitful, take an oath of loyalty to the Constitution. These mercenary units in Iraq, including Blackwater, contain some 20,000 fighters. They unleash indiscriminate and wanton violence against unarmed Iraqis, have no accountability and are beyond the reach of legitimate authority. . .
If the United States falls into a period of instability caused by another catastrophic terrorist attack, economic meltdown or a series of environmental disasters, these paramilitary forces, protected and assisted by fellow ideologues in the police and military, could swiftly abolish what is left of our eroding democracy. War, with the huge profits it hands to businesses and right-wing interests that often help bankroll the Christian right, could become a permanent condition. And the thugs with automatic weapons, black uniforms and wraparound sunglasses who appeared on street corners in Baghdad and New Orleans could appear on streets across the US. Such a presence could paralyze us with fear, leaving us unable to question or protest the closed system and secrecy of an emergent totalitarian state and unable to voice dissent. . .
Full story: truthout.org
Comment: Precisely what Jesus foretold in Revelation 13:11-18. The "Christian" right is neither Christian, nor is it "right." In the US, "the private arm of the law" has already been granted outright police powers and dwarfs the almost 700,000 sworn law enforcement officers.
Endtimes Revivals Unmasked Wolves among the Sheep
Are many world-famous, celebrity televangelists and preachers Satan worshipper in disguise? Watch as Kenneth Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, Benny Hinn, John Avanzini, Rodney Howard-Browne, Jerry Savelle, and others give the "El Diablo" horned devil in public. Hear some actually praise their Master, Satan. Judge the evidence for yourself. But be prepared to be shocked out of your mind when you see these startling things! Full story: cuttingedge.org suppressedvideos.com
Bush Silences a Dangerous Witness
December 30 2006 George II has silenced a unique witness to crucial chapters of the secret history that stretched from Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979 to the alleged American-Saudi "green light" for Hussein to attack Iran in 1980, through the eight years of the Iran-Iraq War during which high-ranking US intermediaries, such as Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates, allegedly helped broker supplies of war materiel for Hussein.
Hussein now won't be around to give troublesome testimony about how he obtained the chemical and biological agents that his scientists used to produce the unconventional weapons deployed against Iranian forces and Iraqi civilians. He can't give his perspective on who got the money and who facilitated the deals.
Nor will Hussein be available to give his account of the mixed messages delivered by George H.W. Bush's ambassador April Glaspie before Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Was there another American "green light" or did Hussein just hear what he wanted to hear?
Like the climactic scene from the Mafia movie "Casino" in which nervous Mob bosses eliminate everyone who knows too much, George W. Bush has now guaranteed that there will be no public tribunal where Hussein gives testimony on these potentially devastating historical scandals, which could threaten the Bush Family legacy. . .
Full story: consortiumnews.com Baghdad Burning
January 1, 2007 As long as Saddam obediently protected and facilitated the economic and territorial interests of the American (and European) colonialists who backed him, his ruthlessness was their profit, and clearly tolerable. When Saddam said he needed assistance to quell internal resistance, he got all the help he needed in the form of cash and training for his security forces. If that meant 143 Shiites received "red cards," that was no problem for his backers.
In 1979, Iranian revolutionaries ousted the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and with him foreign corporate domination. He was replaced by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who hated the US. None other than Donald Rumsfeld flew to Baghdad as Reagan's "special envoy," to make sure Hussein understood that he had a friend in Washington. Saddam reciprocated by promising to defeat the very same Iranian revolutionaries. What followed was a long, bloody, regionally devastating stalemate. . . Full story: truthout.org
Was a martyr hanged and buried in the name of Saddam Hussein?
It's still about Oil in Iraq
"While the Bush administration, the media and nearly all the Democrats still refuse to explain the war in Iraq in terms of oil, the ever-pragmatic members of the Iraq Study Group share no such reticence. Page 1, Chapter 1 . . . lays out Iraq's importance: "It has the world's second-largest known oil reserves." The report makes visible to everyone the elephant in the room: that we are fighting, killing and dying in a war for oil. The Iraq Study Group would commit US troops to Iraq for several more years to . . . provide security for Iraq's oil infrastructure. We can thank the Iraq Study Group for making its case publicly. It is now our turn to decide if we wish to spill more blood for oil." Full story: wanttoknow.info
The Case for Iran
December 30, 2006 When the UN Security Council was forced to convene on the Saturday before Christmas to vote on Resolution 1737against Iran's nuclear programit was only natural to ask what the urgency was.
Iran had not attacked or threatened to use force against any member of the United Nations; in fact, Iran has not attacked any country for more than two centuries. Iran was not on the verge of building a nuclear weapon. To the contrary, as a study released this week by the National Academy of Sciences concludes, Iran needs nuclear energy in spite of its oil and gas reserves.
At the same time, Iran has categorically rejected the development, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons on both ideological and strategic grounds. It has remained committed to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treatywhich it ratified in 1970and was even prepared to provide guarantees that it would never withdraw from the treaty. . .
Full story: latimes.com
Dialectics, Rockefellers, and Population Control
In his book, The Shape of Things to Come, published in 1933, Wells projected that after an "age of insecurity" and "period of disorder," the "declaration of a Socialist World-State" would come out of a conference in Basra, Iraq. Regarding this, he noted: "There was nowhere any immediate uprising in response to the proclamation of a World Government. Although it had been plainly coming for some years, although it had been endlessly feared and murmured against, it found no opposition prepared anywhere." A World Council will become "the sole government of the world," and even "Russia will be ready to assimilate." A "network of transport and trading controls " will be "about the earth." And a "Bureau of Transition" will be constituted "for the simplification and modernization of the business activities, the educational and hygienic services, production, distribution and the preservation of order and security."
According to Wells, "Modern State nuclei and Control agents (will be) conducting the educational work of the World Council... The New Education, based on a swiftly expanding science of relationship, no longer (will be for) the preservation of a tradition," but rather "propaganda...to the attainment and maintenance of a progressive world-socialism." There will be a "Life-Time Plan" and "training for public service." There will also be "toleration of birth control" with a "disregard of formal marriage."
Wells concluded by saying: "The history of life will pass into a new phase with a common consciousness and a common will... The thesis is that history must now continue to be a string of accidents with an increasingly disastrous trend until a comprehensive faith in the modernized World-State, socialistic, cosmopolitan and creative, takes hold of the human imagination. When the existing governments and ruling theories of life, the decaying religious and the decaying political forms of to-day, have sufficiently lost prestige through failure and catastrophe, then and then only will world-wide reconstruction be possible. And it must needs be the work, first of all, of an aggressive order of religiously devoted men and women who will try out and establish and impose a new pattern of living upon our race."
In case you think Wells' forecast was just a lucky guess, you should also bear in mind that in this same book, written in 1933, Wells also said there would be a Second World War about 1940 arising over a German-Polish dispute! Note in the letter reproduced here Prime Minister Winston Churchill's reference to "the secret circle" when writing to Wells on October 15, 1941, not long before Pearl Harbor. And remember that Fabian Socialist Sir Julian Huxley on December 5, 1941, said he hoped America and Japan will be at war "next week." Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese on Sunday, December 7, the first day of the next week!
Could it be that in The Shape of Things to Come, H.G. Wells wasn't "guessing," but rather revealing the plans of the globalist power elite? I have a copy of a letter H.G. Wells wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt on February 27, 1935, which states: "I am coming to America for a couple of weeks, arriving in New York about the 7th March. I shall be so glad if I can have a talk with you and I will arrange my other dates to suit you if that is possible. My address will be c/o The Chase National Bank, Park Avenue, N.Y.C." Remember that The Chase National Bank is Rockefeller's!
Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: Wells' revelation was based upon Protocol 14 and the Illuminati's military blueprint for three world wars and three major revolutions to yield them world hegemony.
The Triumph of Christ's Kingdom
I Corinthians 15:22-26, "As in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at His 'parousia' Coming. Then comes the end, when He shall have delivered up the Kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death".
The triumph of Christ's Kingdom was sealed from the foundation of the world when He was crucified in the foreknowledge of God (Revelation 13:8). It was affirmed after Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden to prevent them from partaking of the Tree of Life and becoming eternal sinners when God placed them under the blood of two innocent lambs, their token of redemption and eternal sainthood. Finally, it was manifest to all men in the birth, sinless life, death, resurrection and ascension of Christ, and from the day of Pentecost by the transforming power of His Life in men.
God's prophet Nathan promised David, "I will raise up your Seed after you, which shall proceed out of your bowels, and I will establish His kingdom. He shall build a House for My Name, and I will establish the throne of His kingdom forever. . ." (II Samuel 7:12-13).
The kingdom of David's natural son Solomon was not established forever. This prophecy pointed to David's greater Son, Jesus Messiah, who is alive forever more and whose kingdom will last forever (Isaiah 9:6-7). Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Solomon's natural temple and Jesus prophesied Titus would destroy the replacement Herod built (Matthew 24:2). The Lord God does not dwell in temples made with human hands (Acts 7:49-50); Jesus tried to point Israel to the greater Temple of the mystic Body He would go away to prepare by the spoken Word of intercession for His PART-Word saints and prophetic revelation for His end-time Bride (John 2:19; 14:1-7; I Corinthians 6:17, 19; Revelation 3:12, 21).
The Great Pyramid and Solomon's Temple foreshadowed God's true Temple for our instruction, but instruction requires life experience in each of the ten thousand times ten thousand lively stones that comprise its members, so His House could not be spoken into instant manifestation. Isaiah 28:9-10 inquired, "Whom will He teach knowledge? And who will be made to understand the Message? Babes just weaned from the milk, just drawn from the breasts? For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line in such simplicity, here a little, and there a little." Thus His Spirit was given in measure over centuries, expressing the Word in its Age and manifesting the fullness of Christ in the end-time Sons of God.
We see this pattern in original creation wherein the Logos expressed in the visible appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord took form over eons, and is still in the Refiner's Fire pending a further thousand year's instruction preparatory to judging the world and ruling and reigning with Christ for eternity.
The triumph of Christ's Kingdom is accomplished in several stages:
- Christ's resurrection.
- Pentecost, represented by the last six days of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread of "the faith once delivered unto the saints".
- Seven sabbaths or Church Ages of PART-Word delivered by seven angels or major apostles.
- Christ's 'parousia' to His end-time Gentile Bride and their union with Him by the "shout" and "the Voice of the Archangel" in the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the Pentecostal Feast.
- The Seventh Trump calling the resurrection of the sleeping saints, the manifestation of the Sons of God and translation of Christ's end-time Bride, and the anointing of Israel's two witnesses.
- Christ's 'parousia' to 144,000 elect Israelites, their new birth and martyrdom.
- The purging of the foolish virgin and other classes of the "saved," of the heavens and earth, and the binding of Satan for the Millennium (Isaiah 24:22; Revelation 20:1-10).
- The Millennium.
- The General resurrection of the righteous and unrighteous sinners (John 5:28) and the loosing of Satan.
- The Great White Throne Judgment (John 5:29).
- The destruction of Satan, death and hell in the Lake of Fire.
Since the dispensation change in 1963 from Son of God to Son of man (John 5:25-27), Christ is no longer a Mediator and is reigning as King of Kings and Judge. His saints crowned Him at the end of the Laodicean Church Age by yielding pre-eminence to the Word through the revelation of the Seven Seals (Revelation 4:10; 5:8-14; 19:12). Yet His reign, like His 'parousia' Coming, remains veiled from the world, and the glory that is now His is known only by His Bride in whom it will be expressed in the "third pull" during the manifestation of the Sons of God to instill faith for translation grace.
Daniel 7:9-14, 19-27, "I watched till the thrones were placed (for Christ's Bride); and Christ, the Ancient of days, sat on the throne of justice. His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like whitest wool: His throne was a blaze of flames and its wheels were a burning Fire. A stream of Fire came forth from His Presence: a thousand thousands ministered to Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: the court sat in [the White Throne] judgment and the books were opened" (Revelation 20:11-12).
(God Himself is understood to be the Judge appearing in Christ. Titus 2:13, "Looking forward to that wonderful time we have been expecting, that blessed hope, when His glory shall be seenthe glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ" (Isaiah 45:15, 18, 21-22; 47:4; I John 5:20; Revelation 15:3). God is eternal and Christ will never more age. The term "Ancient of days" and white hair signify eternal wisdom as imputed to a wigged judge in a court of law).
"I watched till the fourth beast was slain, and its body destroyed, and handed over to be burned because of the proud words which the little horn had spoken against God (Revelation 17:16; 18:1-20; 19:20). As for the rest of the beasts [nations], their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and time [i.e. until after the White Throne Judgment]. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him near before Him. And He was given dominion, and glory, and a Kingdom, so that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His Kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. . ."
"I wish to know the truth of the fourth beast, which was so different from all the others, exceedingly terrible, with iron teeth and bronze claws; and which devoured and tore in pieces, trampling what remained of a victim under its feet; and concerning the ten horns that were on its head, and the other little horn [Rome's pope] which came up, and before which three of them [the Germanic tribes of Vandals; Ostrogoths and Heruli] fell; that horn which had eyes, and a loud, bragging mouth, the one that seemed greater than his fellows."
"As I looked, this horn made war with the saints, and prevailed over them (Revelation 13:7) until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High; and the time came when the saints possessed the Kingdom. This fourth beast, said Brother Branham, will be the fourth Gentile world power, which shall be more brutal than all other kingdoms; it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it under foot, destroying all before it. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: [Vandals; Ostrogoths, Heruli, Visigoths, Seuvi, Alemanni, Anglo-Saxons, Franks, Lombards and Burgundians]: another shall rise after them [the Papacy]; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and try to change sacred seasons and all laws, morals, and customs: and they shall be given into his hand until the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. But the court shall sit in judgment, and his dominion shall be taken away, to be consumed and destroyed to the end. Then every kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; their kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey them".
Paul explained this in I Corinthians 15:22-26. And it was Brother Branham who expounded the vision to Daniel, as he expounded Revelation 13, 17, 19 and 20 to John who represented Christ's end-time Bride.
Scripture teaches that it will be the Roman Catholic church ruling a restored Holy Roman Empire and not the United States or Russia that will govern the totalitarian one world government descending rapidly over all but Christ's Bride. Revelation 17:1-6, "Brother Branham, one of the seven angels who had the Seven Vials, said to John [place your name here, as John represents Christ's end-time Bride], Come with me; I will show you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters [or rules over all nations and tribes and tongues]: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication".
"So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman seated upon [i.e. controlling] a scarlet coloured beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and bedecked with gold and precious stones and pearls, with a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. Upon her forehead was written a name of mystery: 'Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots and Idolatrous Worship throughout the earth.' And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus".
Throughout the Bible a woman types the Church. This church will be controlling the last Gentile world empire. Neither the Anglican, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, Salvation Army, Brethren, Orthodox or any Pentecostal churches sit on seven hills, nor is any of them a sovereign state. There is none so blind as those who will not see the great harlot is the Roman Catholic church (Daniel 9:26-27).
The City of London's puppet President of the United States, George II, is creating such hatred and division between the once Christian West and the rest of the world that Rome and her earth-bound daughter churches will soon be forced to unite to bring peace and preserve themselves from Communism. The City's Khazar Bolsheviks, having been expelled from Russia now control the US Administration. For decades they have sought to pre-empt a nuclear attack upon Russia, and take world hegemony.
It is not Russia but "the woman" or Roman Catholic church which like the Pharisees, is drunk with the blood of the saints (Matthew 23:33-35; Revelation 18:24). Rome and the Pharisees share the Babylonian religion and the objective of world hegemony. Rome is the "Great Whore," the "mother of harlots," whose daughters are the apostate (once) Protestant churches. Along with Pharisee-controlled America, which is a woman's nation, they are the image unto the beast. And as Rome united with the Jewish denominations to crucify Israel's Messiah and murder the saints of the primitive Church, today Rome and her daughters are uniting with 'the City' for the second crucifixion of the Word and the martyrdom of the foolish virgin and 144,000 elect Hebrews.
As the men who had falsely accused Daniel were cast into the lions' den with their children and wives (Daniel 6:24), Rome and the United States will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire "because of the proud words which the little horn has spoken against God (Daniel 7:11; Revelation 18:1-20; 19:20; 20:10). And as Israel in majority forfeited their rights in the Book of Life by rejecting Jesus, so the majority of the Gentile church will also come into condemnation with the resultant removal of their names from the Book of Life by rejecting the Word and thereby entering into the world ecumenical movement which is the image erected unto the beast.
What we have read from Daniel 7:9-10 is repeated in Revelation 20:4 where the judgment of the world is committed to the saints. As crowned kings we will judge the world after the Millennium and general resurrection, and rule and reign with Christ throughout Eternity:
Revelation 20:4-6, "After Satan was sealed in the abyss by virtue of the fact sinners and all life was destroyed in the battle of Armageddon I saw thrones and sitting on them were those to whom judgment had been committed (Matthew 19:28; I Corinthians 4:8; 6:2-3; II Timothy 2:12; Revelation 2:10, 26-28; 5:9-10): and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the Word of God, and who had not worshipped the beast or its image, nor received the mark of its dogma on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they came to life again and reigned with Christ a thousand years." (These are members of Christ's Bride who have been martyred through the past 2,000 years).
"This is the first resurrection. But the rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years". As priests and kings we are empowered to judge.
As Brother Branham explains, "The question now arises, why are these righteous ones in the judgment? There is no other place that they can come up, for there are but two resurrections and since they could not qualify for the first resurrection they must come up in the second which is a resurrection unto judgment. The ones who qualify for the first resurrection (the Bride) are not in the judgment. John 5:24, "Verily, verily I say unto you, He that hears My Word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has everlasting Life [that is, the believer is already the recipient of eternal Life which he has in his possession now] and shall not come into condemnation [will not come into the judgment, is what it really says] but is passed [permanently] from death unto life." But notice carefully, Jesus must have yet another group in mind who at a certain resurrection will receive eternal life. They will receive it at the resurrection, NOT HAVING PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED IT AS A MEMBER OF THE BRIDE. John 5:28-29, "Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, to the resurrection of Life, and they that have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation." Now we all know that John 5:28-29 is NOT THE RAPTURE for only the dead in Christ will arise from the graves at that time along with the living Bride who still is on the earth. I Thessalonians 4:16-17, "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." But it says in John 5:28-29 that ALL are going to come forth from the grave. This is the very same resurrection that is spoken of in Revelation 20:11-15 wherein THE DEAD were brought before the Lord and judged according to their works, and all whose names were not in the Book of Life were then cast into the Lake of Fire.
We now face the question as to why they should be given eternal Life at the judgment since the Epistles seem to conclusively point out that one must possess the Spirit of Christ or perish. Though it seems thus, we must not discredit the Words of Jesus Who most pointedly sets forth that there are some found in the Book of Life who will either receive eternal Life before the general resurrection or after it.
Paul does not evade this truth for he most clearly says in Philippians 3:11, "If by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead." Now this statement is most peculiar. We all know that we are ALL going to be in a resurrection whether we want to be or not. All will be resurrected. So Paul could hardly be saying, "If by ANY MEANS I might attain to a resurrection of the dead." The truth of the matter is he is not saying that. The literal reading is, "If by any means I might attain to the 'out-resurrection' from among the dead." This is not the attaining to the general or second resurrection, but attaining to the first resurrection, of which is said, "Blessed and Holy is he who hath part in the first resurrection, on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with Him a thousand years." The first resurrection has nothing to do with the second death. That is at the end of the thousand years when ALL THE REST of the dead live again. And in that day there will be those who come forth to eternal life and those others who are caught in the second death. Now we do not need to guess about those who in the second resurrection are given Life. We are told it is given to them on the grounds that they have been kind and good to the "Brethren." Those who are raised and cast into the Lake of Fire will be so treated because of their mistreatment of the "Brethren". Since this is the Word of God we simply accept it. There is no argument here, just a simple statement of fact.
To further clarify, notice specifically the words of Matthew 25:31-46. It does not say that a shepherd is literally separating sheep from goats, but it is AS a shepherd dividing sheep from goats. These are not sheep in this particular area of time (White Throne Judgment). The sheep are in His fold, they heard His voice (Word) and they followed Him. THEY ALREADY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE AND CANNOT COME INTO THE JUDGMENT. But these do NOT have eternal Life, and they are in the judgment. They are allowed to GO INTO eternal Life. But upon what grounds do they enter into Life eternal? Certainly not upon the fact that they already have His Life as does the Bride, but they receive it because they were kind to His brethren. They are not His brethren: that would make them joint-heirs with Jesus. They are NOT heirs to anything but Life. They share no throne, etc. with Him. THEIR NAMES MUST HAVE BEEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE AND NOT REMOVED. Now because of their love of the people of God they are recognized and saved. No doubt these served and helped the children of God. Perhaps like Nicodemus and Gamaliel they stood for the children in a time of trouble.
If this seems to smack of "restoration," watch carefully now, for the wicked are NOT restored, but turned into the Lake of Fire. The names of many of those destroyed were in the Book of Life also; but they were blotted out because they failed to honor the people of God who were the living manifested Word (living epistles) for their day.
Now let us be very clear here. These are not nations being judged and going into the millennium because they have harbored and helped the Jews. That is very clear because of the conclusion of these verses. "And these (the wicked) shall go away into everlasting punishment (Lake of Fire), but the righteous into everlasting Life." There is no record of TWO judgments set where the wicked are cast into the Lake of Fire. Only the beast and false prophet are judged at the end of the great tribulation. No, this is the White Throne judgment, and they are judged according to what is written in the books.
It is the second resurrection that the "souls under the altar" as set forth in the Fifth Seal (Revelation 6:9-11) are given white robes, and of course eternal Life, or there would be no point of white robes. "And when He had opened the Fifth Seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled." Now note particularly that none of these under the altar were killed for the testimony to Jesus. They were not like Antipas who was slain for holding fast His Name. These are not born again ones, with eternal Life as their possession. They come up in the resurrection and receive Life because of their stand on the Word. And notice how these are crying out for vengeance. They cannot be Bride material. The Bride turns the cheek and cries, "Forgive them, Father, they know not what they do." These are Jews. They have to be because they are in the Fifth Seal, and it is in the Fourth Seal that the Gentile Bride is gone in the rapture. So these Jews aren't born of His Spirit. They don't even believe that Jesus is the Messiah. But as they were blinded by God for the Gentile's sake, God gave them eternal Life on the grounds that though they could not come to Him, yet they were truly faithful to all the Word they knew, and died for it as multitudes died under Hitler, Stalin, etc., and will yet die.
It is the second resurrection wherein the five foolish virgins come up. Notice that they were virgins. They did not have the Holy Spirit so they missed being in the Bride, while the five wise who had oil became a part of that Bride. But these people, being a separated, God-loving people, and trying to abide in the Word, according to what they knew of it, and being a help in the work of the Lord will come up at the end of time. They will miss the millennium, which you can begin to see by these truths is much more important and wonderful than we have ever thought or believed.
All these people had their names in the Book of Life and their names remained. But whose names did not remain? Those of the world system churches who fought the Bride will be those whose names are removed. That is who will lose out. They will be cast into the Lake of Fire.
Now let us go another step, but before we do let us review our case thus far. First of all we know most assuredly that the purpose of God stands in election. It was purposed in Himself. It was God's purpose to bring forth a people like unto Himself that would be a Word Bride. She was chosen before the foundation of the world IN HIM. She was fore-known and beloved before she was ever brought forth during the ages upon the earth. She was redeemed by His blood and can NEVER come into condemnation. She can never be in the judgment because sin cannot be imputed unto her.
Romans 4:8, "Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin." But indeed she shall be with Him in His throne of judgment, judging the world and even angels. Her name (each of her members) was written in a section of the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world. Secondly, there is another class. Their names are also in the Book of Life and they will come up in the second resurrection. Such are the foolish virgins and the righteous as are spoken of in Matthew 25. In this class also are those who do not worship the beast or become involved in the antichrist system but die for their faith even though they are not in the Bride, not having been born again. But they will come up in the second resurrection and go into eternal Life. Thirdly, there are the borderline Christians such as we saw in Israel coming out of Egypt. These had their names in the Book of Life and their works written in the books. These having failed to obey God and being void of the Spirit, though even the signs and wonders were amongst them, will have their names removed from the Book of Life. Amongst this group will be the ones like Judas who though entirely void of the Spirit, but are religious, will have manifestation in their lives, and though on the books were not the elected IN HIM. Such also as Balaam will be in that group. Fourth and finally are the ones whose names have never been or will ever be written on the books.
Such are found in Revelation 13:8 and Revelation 17:8, "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not: and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is." Jesus said that a certain group would accept one who came in his own name. That one is the antichrist. And that is exactly what it says of them in Revelation 13:8, and 17:8. These were ordained of God but not unto election. And with this group is such that are as Pharaoh. It says of him, "Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up. Vessels of wrath fitted for destruction" (Romans 9:17 and 22). None of these would be placed on the records of life. I am not saying that there is no record of them. No doubt there is some kind of a record of them, but NOT IN THE RECORDS OF LIFE . . . we can add two more Scriptures. Proverbs 16:4, "The Lord hath made the wicked for the day of evil." Job 21:30, "The wicked is reserved to the day of destruction, they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath."
Since this portion of the Word is hard for the human mind to grasp, it must be accepted and believed by faith. Some will be offended by what I have set forth because they fail to understand the sovereignty of God which sets forth that GOD IS GOD, and because He is God one cannot defeat His counsels or thwart His will and purpose; but He, being omnipotent, is ruling in ALL affairs and is doing whatever He will with all His creation because all were created for His good pleasure. Therefore, as Paul says, "If God should take of one lump of clay and make of that same lump one vessel unto honor and another vessel unto dishonor, who can be offended and cry against Him?" That He has the right to do this on the grounds of creation alone, we cannot deny. Yet He went even further, for according to Romans 14:7-9, we have the irrefutable proof that Jesus paid the purchase price of the whole world, and therefore He can do as He wills with His own. "For none of us liveth to himself and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord BOTH OF THE DEAD AND LIVING." (Ownership; NOT relationship is meant here.) This is also set forth in John 17:2, "As Thou hast given Him power OVER ALL FLESH, that He should give eternal Life to as many as Thou hast given Him."
Now, if we impute omniscience to God, we must also accept that He is perfect in wisdom and righteousness. This plan of election and reprobation is the wisdom of God revealed in all ages even, as it says in Ephesians 1:3-11, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all Spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, according as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him. In love having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved. In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; wherein He hath abounded toward us in all WISDOM and prudence, Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even in Him; in Whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him Who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will."
Thus if God has so designed that there be those whose names are placed in a section of the Lamb's Book of Life and cannot be erased for they are the names of His Bride, then we must accept that. If it also states that there are those whose names were placed in the record of the Book of Life but in the foreknowledge of God they were to fall and have their names removed we must accept that. And if there are those whose names were NEVER placed upon a record of life, we must accept that, also. And if there are those who will enter into Life eternal after the White Throne judgment solely on the grounds of being good and kind and just to the elect of God who are His brethren, then we cannot but accept that. FOR WHO KNOWETH THE MIND OF THE LORD THAT HE SHOULD INSTRUCT HIM? Rather let us be subject in faith to Him Who is our Father and live.
To understand this subject even more clearly it will now be wise to approach it from the standpoint of the church through the ages. Up until now we have been thinking in terms of the removal of the names of individuals. Now we want to consider, not the individuals, but the groups represented in the church. To do so we will liken the church through the ages to the wheat plant. A grain of wheat is planted to the end that a single grain of wheat will reproduce and multiply itself through a certain process during a certain period of time. That single seed will die, but in dying, the life that was in it will come up into a plant which in turn will be the bearer or carrier of that life which is to come back to originality in a multiplied form. Jesus the great Royal Seed died. That matchless One Who is the Life of the church stands in the midst of the church for all seven church ages giving His Life to the church (the carrier or bearer) to the end that His very Life will be reproduced in bodies like unto His in the resurrection. It is at the resurrection that the Royal Seed will see many royal seeds like unto Himself, and they will be even as He is, for says John, "we shall be like Him." This is what John the Baptist was referring to when He said that Jesus would gather the wheat into the garner. That was the resurrection where the redeemed who had been elected unto eternal life came in.
Now then, the record of this wheat plant whose end is to reproduce the original seed in multiplied form is THE BOOK OF LIFE. I repeat: the history or record of this wheat plant is the Book of Life of which a part of the Book of Life is the RECORD OF ETERNAL LIFE. (A section of the Book of Life). This is convincingly seen by examining the wheat plant. A bare seed is sown. Soon a blade is seen. But that is not the wheat yet. Then it grows into a stalk. This is not yet wheat. Life is there, but not the wheat. Then at the end of the stalk is a little spike that sends out a tassel. Still a wheat plant but no wheat yet. Then the plant is pollenized, and we see the chaff grow. This looks mighty like the wheat but it is not yet seed. Then forms the wheat in the husk. It is now back to what it was originally. Now the ripened wheat is harvested.
Jesus Christ died. He gave His Life. That Life was to come back upon the church and bring many sons like unto Himself unto glory in the resurrection. But as the wheat seed had to have a carrier to bring forth multiplied wheat seed, even so there had to be a church which would be the carrier of the Life of Christ. As the blade, stalk, tassel, and husks were the carriers for the seed but NOT the seed itself, so the church corporate through the ages has been the carrier of the true SEED though not the Seed itself. That is why we can say that the Book of Life is the WHOLE WHEAT plant.
Let's go over that again. Here is that original seed that was planted. It produced a blade. That wasn't it. It produced a stalk. Not it either. Here come husks in which the wheat is to form. That isn't it. The tassel appears. THEN POLLEN FALLS ON THOSE PISTILS. PART OF THAT PLANT IS QUICKENED. SOMETHING OF THAT ORIGINAL SEED THAT CAME UP THROUGH THE REST OF THE PLANT TURNS INTO SEED. Why didn't the whole plant go into seed? Because it was created to that end. Just part of that plant can go back to being seed because just part of that WHEAT PLANT IS ETERNAL LIFE WHEAT.
You have a perfect type of that in Israel leaving Egypt. They came out about two million strong. ALL escaped through the sacrificial blood. ALL were baptized in the Red Sea; ALL came up out of the water enjoying Holy Spirit manifestation and blessings; ALL ate angel food; ALL drank of the rock that followed them. Yet except for a very few they were naught but carriers for the children who should follow them and go into Canaan land. All Israel is NOT Israel. And all but a tiny minority had their names blotted out of the Book of Life.
We have the same right today in the church. Names are going to be blotted out of the Book of Life. No names will be blotted out of the Book of Eternal Life for that is another record though contained in the Book of Life. THIS IS THE RECORD: GOD HATH GIVEN US ETERNAL LIFE, AND THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON. HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE (ETERNAL) AND HE THAT HATH NOT THE SON HATH NOT LIFE (ETERNAL). And those who have that Life were in HIM before the foundation of the world. THEY WERE CHOSEN IN HIM BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. That GREAT ROYAL SEED, Jesus Christ, was planted (He died) and that Life that was in Him came up through the wheat plant and is reproducing itself in multitudes of wheat seeds having the same Life in them, and being like the Original because by Spirit they are original.
Now we can see why the redeemed (bought back by original owner) Bride (she was in Him as Eve was in Adam) cannot ever have her 'member-names' taken off the record. She is part of Him. She is in the throne. She can never be judged. Everyone in the Bride is a member of Him and He loses none. But that is not so concerning "the all" in the Book of Life. For amongst them are even those like Judas etc. who have a part in the record but their names are removed. We can see those who come in the last days, and after having done wonderful works, Jesus will say that He never knew them. It is not that He was not aware of them. His omniscience precludes that; but they were not fore-known as in the Bride; and neither were they fore-known as amongst the righteous of the second resurrection. They bore no fruit (because they were outside the Word did not abide in it) and they, therefore, were sentenced to death. Then as we have previously shown there are those who stood for the Bride and were an aid and comfort to her. Those had their names remaining on the Book of Life and go into Life everlasting. Finally there are those such as Pharaoh who never had their names on the Book of Life and these are cast into the Lake of Fire also.
Thus the grain of wheat that became a plant for the harvest is the record of the church. And even as not all the wheat plant is wheat seed, and as not all the plant is used in the harvest, so with the church: all the church is not the Bride, and neither is it all given eternal Life, but a PART of it is gathered into the garner, and a PART of it is kept that it might enter into eternal Life in the second resurrection, and PART of it which is accounted chaff is burned in the Lake of Fire. And this is exactly what John the Baptist and Jesus said, for John said that the wheat would be garnered and the chaff burned. Jesus said, "Bind the tares and then gather the wheat." The ecumenical move will bind the tare churches together, for the tares must be bound FIRST, and though their end is burning, they are not burned at their binding but are reserved to a later date, which is at the end of the thousand years, or the second resurrection. But once the tares are bound the rapture can take place and does so at some time between the binding and the revelation of antichrist. Then will come the day when ALL stand together as seen in Daniel. The King will be there with His Bride and in front of them will be the multitudes who are to be judged. Yes. ALL are there. All the books are opened. A final disposition of ALL is made. The harvest is indeed over. The books once opened are closed.
In concluding this subject for this time, let me refer to a statement made at its beginning wherein I said that not one Scripture spoke of the Lord PRESENTLY compiling a record of names. That is indeed so. However there is a Scripture pointing a future compilation. It is in the eighty-seventh Psalm. This Psalm speaks of the Lord writing up the names of all those born in Zion. On no account can it be presumed that God has to wait until the end of ages or that period of time dealing with Zion in order to know all who might be born in Zion. Again, that would preclude omniscience. Surely He knows all who comprise that number. But what is it? Is it not simply the revised roll wherein God simply places in a new record those names which remained after the second resurrection and pertained to Zion? Surely, that is it.
"And I will confess his name before My Father and His angels." Roll call in heaven! "If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Thou shalt call and I will answer Thee: Thou wilt have a desire to the work of Thy hands." The Great Shepherd is calling His sheep by name. The creative voice of God is calling them forth from the dust or changing their atoms even though they had not fallen asleep. It is the rapture. It is the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb and His Bride.
But the rapture is not the only roll call. There at the second resurrection, at the great White Throne judgment, will names be confessed before the Father and His angels. Now I have been told by those who know, that the sweetest sound to a human ear is the sound of that person's name. How people love to have their names before the public. How they love acclaim. But no earthly voice will ever sound your name as sweetly as will the voice of God if your name is in the Book of Life and remains there to be revealed before the holy angels. What a day that will be when we hear Jesus say, "Father, they confessed My Name before men in the days of their earthly pilgrimage. Now I will confess their names before Thee and all the heavenly angels" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 276:1286:2).
It will be the general resurrection of the righteous and unrighteous non-elect after the millennium that looses Satan and empowers him to again deceive the resurrected heathen throughout the world and unite their rudest constituents who will instinctively band themselves together for the last possible battle against Christ in order that He may prosecute their abuse of liberty from death to the climax of self-inflicted judgment. Without this final emergence of Satan there would be no real finale to the conflict begun in apostasy to God, and consequently no full victory.
Brother Branham said, "Why will he be loosed? Is to go to gather up his people on the second resurrection, 'cause Satan has to stand the judgment also. See? He has to be condemned" (C.O.D. p. 1112: Q360). "Some of them saying there is no hell, and you're setting on a pot of it every day: eight thousand miles thick just below you, volcanic, and then look up and defy God and His Word. . ." (Spoken Word is the Original Seed, p. 42:2). I understand this final rebellious stand of Satan and "the lost" takes place after the White Throne Judgment because the Lake of Fire is both natural volcanic fire that will return sinners and the works of man to their original elements in earth's renewal, and Supernatural Fire that will annihilate their souls in the second death (Ezekiel 18:4, 20).
Matthew 25:31-46 describes the White Throne Judgment wherein the resurrected heathen are gathered before Christ and His Bride, judged and separated "as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats." The "saved" are granted into the Kingdom, and interpolating from Revelation 20:8-10, the cursed (of Malachi 4:6) attack the camp of the saints and "are cast into the Lake of Fire, prepared [in God's plan] for the Devil and his angels." The Lake of Fire will annihilate everything contrary to God's unchanging Word and restore heaven and earth to Edenic perfection for eternity (Acts 3:21; II Peter 3:7-13; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:1, 8).
Ezekiel's prophecy of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38:1-39:29) refers to the attack made by Antichrist on Israel after the rapture but before the millennium. This attack prophesied in Revelation is made after the millennium, so that "Gog and Magog" are mystical names representing the final adversaries led by Satan in person. Whereas Ezekiel's Gog and Magog will come from Russia in the north, these here come "from the four corners of the earth".
"The nations" (Gk. 'ethnos') in Revelation 20:7-10 are identified with God and Magog. "Ethnic" persons are non-Christian, non-elect Israelite heathens. Under Racial Discrimination Legislation, which presumably governs the Empire of the City of London, occupied Germany, Japan, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other judicatures bound by Rothschild's B.A.R., the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fought to the Privy Council to establish at law that Jewish persons are an "ethnic group".
Civilization developed in the East where Cain went out of the Presence of the Lord, and the oldest civilization is China. Ethnographically, the more remote heathen Orient appears in antithesis to the theocratic Orient, as the natural lodgment of the elements of this final struggle. After Canaan, they were "spread abroad." The East has frequently threatened the near East and Europe with its terrors and great military incursions. Unbeknownst even to most churchmen, whose vocation is to know the truth and warn their people, these sons of Cain living under another name and in a different occupation, have long held secular and religious dominion over Adam's race; and in the buffer lands between East and West, fanaticism slumbers in its billions in the diverse forms of Judaeo-Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, and opposing forms of open paganism like Hinduism and Buddhism.
Now the people of the great Euphrates, once the Eastern border of Christendom, no longer provide a neutral buffer state so "the way of the kings from the East is prepared" and the three unclean spirits like frogs that inspired Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, are gathering the rulers of the world to the battle of Armageddon. But that will take place on this side of the millennium.
From the breadth of the earth Satan's hordes will advance upon the camp of the righteous non-elect instinctively gathered around the beloved City to defend their Royal Family. They will have no hand in their defense or in the defense of the City, for the ruin of Satan's forces is to be brought about entirely by the hand of God. These righteous are such as described in Genesis 12:3, Matthew 25:31-46, and the "good" Samaritan of Luke 10:25-37 who honour God in Christ as they honoured Christ in His elect. The judgment was already "set" in the foreknowledge of God from the foundation of the world. Death does not change our character, only our geography (Hebrews 9:27). God is no respecter of persons: great and small will find equality before the throne of God where each non-elect will be judged according to his works.
Revelation 20:7-15 is the second resurrection, and also the second death. John 5:28-29, "The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear the Voice of the Son of man, And shall come forth; they who have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." Revelation 20:12, "And the books [containing the record of the sinful lives of the wicked which fixed the destinies of those whose names have been removed from the Book of Life] were opened: and another Book [containing the names of the "saved"] was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books according to their works." Although the judicial sentence on the former is already extant, their lives will be played back to them in an instant of time (Matthew 12:35-37).
This final judgment removes the antithesis between heaven and earth. Before God "Who makes all things new" the old earth and old heaven take flight "and no place was found for them." The end of the old world is the natal hour of renewed creation which pervades everything. The corporeal world made with human hands vanishes and the invisible world of eternal Spirit appears as heaven descends to earth and earth becomes heaven. In antithesis of the old heaven and old earth, there is no more sea. This is New Jerusalem, the Holy City of living stones prepared by God as a Bride adorned for Her Husband.
All individual destinies will be fulfilled. For men of longing, their yearning for the eternal will be satisfied. Those who have received the Truth and overcome thereby may feed their souls through eternity from the waters of the River of Life, and "inherit all things . . . But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, (for such is the designation of "the lost") shall have their part in the lake which burns with Fire and brimstone: which is the second death." (Revelation 21:7-8). nl457.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.