Bible Believers' Newsletter 483
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we appreciate your fellowship in God's unchanging Word.
"They must find it difficult . . . those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than Truth as the Authority." Another Fourth of July has come and gone in which millions of Americans blindly celebrated an independence from the Empire of the City of London they have never had, and freedom to serve the diktats of an alien-controlled administration that conquered and enslaved England in 1689. Nancy Levant writes in her two-part essay, Your Global Usefulness Profile. Americans forgot that true independence and freedom means being a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
Antipodean "Defence Minister Dr. Brendan Nelson says securing the world's oil supply is one of the Federal Government's considerations as it decides how long to keep troops in Iraq." This is an absurd bare disguise for the horrible truth that it is a further step toward securing Lucifer's totalitarian one world government.
Please do not skip the links in this Newsletter, whose function is to enable you to "prove all things" to ensure you know Truth is the fount of your authority, but "study to show yourself approved of God, a workman who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth".
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.
Will Hutton on the Chinese Bubble
June 30, 2007 China's titanic rise is the biggest news since the Industrial Revolution. Developed nations are in awe. Some, like the United States, are in fear. However, according to writer and long time China-observer Will Hutton, Western anxieties are misplaced. Hutton sees China sitting on the edge of a very deep precipice. In a spirited naysaying of the Chinese revolution at a Sydney business breakfast Hutton cites endemic corruption, environmental depredation, widening inequality, and insufficient job creation as just some of the challenges threatening to bring China undone.
Full audio: abc.net.au
Comment: A "titanic rise" is bad feng shui.
Russia to independently pursue its National Interests
June 25, 2007 Russia will no longer take the lead from the United States but will pursue its national interests independently. This opinion was voiced by the President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce Yevgeny Primakov.
The announcement is bound to win the attention of both Washington and many other capitals. Academician Primakov is one of Russia's most important political figures with years of professional experience. Speaker of the Soviet perestroika-era parliament, Mr. Primakov then went on to head Foreign Intelligence Service and then the Russian Foreign Ministry. And he was prime minister in the times of President Boris Yeltsin.
The announcement, though valuable in itself, reflects the official foreign policy of President Putin's presidency which put an end to speculations that the country would enter the so-called civilized world under the lead of the United States. Supporting Moscow's independence are all, and particularly the recent statements by the Russian president, including his address to parliament, the address he made at the international conference in Munich and the announcements he made at the G-8 summit in Heiligendamm. Mr. Putin has been making it a point that Moscow will now pursue an independent policy. . . Mr. Primakov believes that the new course will make a good warning to politicians and analysts in Washington in the run-up to the Russia-US summit overseas on the 1st and 2nd of July. Full story: ruvr.ru
Comment: New American Magazine (June 27, 2006) of the John Birch Society confirms what we have stated across the pulpit and in our fifteen year presence in cyberspace regarding the "peace offensive" (launched by Khrushchev in a 1956 speech at the Twentieth Party Congress inaugurating the strategy of "peaceful co-existence") as the means of achieving world-wide Judaeo-Communist dictatorshipan objective which clearly could not be achieved by a conventional military confrontation. This article demonstrates that Russia is still led by the City of London which governs the USA through such agencies as the CFR. Read Revelation 17:12-17.
This is how the power elite works. The US is controlled by the power elite to accomplish their aims and objectives. Hence the US overthrew Saddam who was replaced by a Muslim-controlled government, which allows persecution of Christians. This followed US intervention in the Balkans because Kosovo Muslims were being persecuted; and now the US supports Kosovo independence even though it would become a breeding ground for Al Qaeda (if it existed), which is said to be killing US soldiers in Iraq! Logically, it doesn't make sense. But the power elite wants conflict (dialectical thesis versus antithesis) so that it can bring its New World Order (synthesis) out of it in the form of a World Socialist Government with a New World Religion (common faith), with which all can agree (and that would eliminate Jesus as Savior, because some disagree).
Thriving in a Decadent Culture
June 11, 2007 According to Christian film critic Ted Baehr and music legend Pat Boone in their book The Culture-Wise Family, from 1933 to 1966, a period of 33 years, every Hollywood script was read and reviewed by representatives from the Catholic church, the Southern Baptist Church and the Protestant Film Office. "The job of these individuals was to evaluate a movie in terms of the Motion Picture Code, if the film passed the Code, it received the Motion Picture Code Seal and was distributed. If it did not pass, theaters would not screen it." The reviewers made sure that the script did not contain material that was subversive in any one of a number of ways. For instance, the Motion Picture Code ensured that scripts upheld the value of human life that sin and wrongdoing were not justified, and that brutality, indecent exposure, and sexual relationships would not violate standards of common decency.
However, in 1966 the churches withdrew from the entertainment industry and all manner of misfortune followed. "Violent crime has increased in the United States by 560 percent, illegitimate births have increased 419 percent, divorce rates have quadrupled, the percentage of children living in single-parent homes has tripled, the teenage suicide rate has increased more than 300 percent and SAT scores have dropped by almost 80 points. Rapes, murders, and gang violence have become common occurrences. . . It is clear that the mass media has had a significant influence on people. . ." (New American Magazine, p. 33-34).
Bush, Mideast Wars and End-Time Prophecy
June 29, 2007 "Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state,' therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society." Former President Thomas Jefferson.
President George W. Bush has become dangerously steeped in ideas of Armageddon, the Apocalypse, and an imminent war with satanic forces in the Middle East, and an urgency to construct an American theocracy to fulfill God's end-of-days plan, according to close observers. Historians and investigative journalists following the "end-time Christian" movement have grown alarmed at the impact it may be having on Bush's Middle East policies, including the current war in Iraq, the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian crisis, the strife in Lebanon and the administration's repeated attempts to find a cause for war against Iran. . . Full story: truthout.org
Comment: There is not a single Christian among the many Jews and (so-called) ministers named in the article. Between them all, not one has a revelation of the end-time, or God's Message to the end-time. Were they to read their Bibles they would discover the insidious part prophesied for the City of London's US colony, and its utter destruction. A subsidiary article Who are the End-Time Christians? lists a number of "Prominent Groups and Individuals;" but not one is Christian.
"God requireth not a uniformity of religion to be enacted or enforced in any civil state; which uniformity sooner or later is the greatest occasion of civil war, ravishing of conscience, persecution of Christ Jesus in his servants and of hypocrisy and destruction of millions of souls." Roger Williams, originator of either the first or second Baptist church established in America.
America's Holy Warriors
[We] may be further down this road than we care to admit. Erik Prince, the secretive [Jewish] 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. The appearance of these paramilitary fighters, heavily armed and wearing their trademark black uniforms, patrolling the streets of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, gave us a grim taste of the future. It was a stark reminder that the tyranny we impose on others we will one day impose on ourselves. . . Full story: truthdig.com
Emergency Flood Appeal
Brother Ch. Sudheer Babu informs us of flooding that has devastated crops, damaged houses, destroyed cattle and taken many lives. Life is hard and people are suffering miserably. Please pray for them; kindly extend benevolence for the uplift of the flood victims with a generous heart in the love of Jesus. Email: Missionary Ch. Sudheer Babu for further information.
The Feast of Trumpets Part II
Isaiah 61:1-3, "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified".
In the synagogue, Jesus read so far as, "To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord," and He closed the Book because the remainder of the verse pertains to His second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel after we Gentiles have "crucified the Son of God afresh" and rejected our Pentecostal Jubilee, which is "the acceptable day of the Lord" that the nation of Israel refused when it crucified Messiah.
"The day of vengeance of our God" will be the tribulation when He comes bearing a rod of iron to bring judgment on this Christ-rejecting world (Psalm 2:9; Revelation 2:27; 12:5; 19:15; Romans 11:32). The elect Israelites will recognize His 'parousia' in the month of Tishri and afflict their souls in horrified remorse at their personal unbelief and the nation's sin of rejecting Messiah hitherto (Leviticus 23:27-32; Jeremiah 31:9; Zechariah 12:9-13:6).
Sennacherib had conquered the Northern Kingdom of Israel in 721BC and relocated her citizens throughout the Assyrian Empire where they will remain until the Feast of Trumpets gathers them back into the Homeland for their true Atonement. The antitype of the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles follows, which will be the Millennium when they return to earth with the saints of all Ages to step on the ashes of the wicked for a thousand years of peace. The mystery of Israel's Seven Trumpet Judgments will be revealed through the ministry of the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 during "the day of God's vengeance," or "Jacob's trouble," to explain how God sent these plagues upon Israel after Pentecost to call them out of Talmudic bondage in Spiritual Egypt into the liberty of Christ whom they should have recognized by His Messianic Sign. When Israel refused Paul's ministry, he shook the dust from his feet and turned to we Gentiles (Newsletter 359). Then God sent Rome's armies upon Jerusalem according to the prophesies of Daniel and Jesus, and as the Edomite Jews had betrayed Judea to Nebuchadnezzar, their treachery now enabled Titus to destroy the city, raze its Temple and expel the Hebrew people who "fell by the edge of the sword, and were led away captive into all nations" as Moses and Jesus forewarned (Deuteronomy 4:23-28; Nehemiah 1:8; Luke 21:20-24).
Luke 21:24-36, "Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" (i.e. from the time of Nebuchadnezzar to the consummation Daniel 9:27). But in our immediate future "there will be signs in the sun, moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves. [Tidal waves will sweep the world following the sinking of Los Angeles and 1,500x300-400 miles of California, an eruption of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and the splitting of the Mount of Olives at the end of the Gentile dispensation]. Men will suffer heart attacks in apprehension of nuclear warfare, for the powers of heaven shall be overthrown" [when Lucifer is cast down to earth (Revelation 12:7-17)]. Then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [The sign of Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel]. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near." Christ's end-time Bride and the foolish virgin will know the import of this sign because we are familiar with the Sign He manifest publicly on February 28, 1963.
"Jesus gave this further illustration: Observe the fig tree, and all the trees; as soon as they come into leaf, you know that summer is near. Similarly, when you notice these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. I assure you that all this will happen before this generation passes away. Heaven and earth will change, but My Words shall not change."
In Scripture, trees represent nations; Israel is represented by the fig tree; her spring time was in 1948 when the nation state was restored. Simultaneously the colonies of the imperial powers were gaining national independence, and God began a worldwide Spiritual revival that would "restore all things, which He has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began . . . and finish the mystery of God" (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:21; Revelation 10:7). Brother Branham said, "On May the 6th, 1946, that flag come back over Jerusalem. . . on May the 7th, 1946, the Angel of the Lord appeared. . . and sent me into all the world to bring forth a revival. . . the Angel of the Lord appeared here in the United States at the same time. "When you see the fig tree and the rest of the trees putting forth. . ." (C.O.D, p. 293).
Israel is God's timepiece, and surely sixty years is time enough to bestir the sleeping virgin. But God is gracious.
Luke 21:34-36, "Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with excess and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day takes you by surprise, for as a snare it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch at all times, praying that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things, and to stand before the Son of man." For the evil conditions of the days of Noah and the days of Lot have returned (Luke 17:26-37).
Writing seven years after Assyria had spoiled Israel, Isaiah records how Ethiopia had sent ambassadors to Jerusalem as her ally shortly thereafter, and by creating a diversion saved the city from Sennacherib who had already conquered and annexed the walled cities of Western Judah (Isaiah 36-37). Isaiah announces the overthrow of Sennacherib's hosts and desires the Ethiopian ambassadors, now in Jerusalem, to bring word of it to their own nation; and he calls on the whole world to witness the event, setting a type for the coming day when God sounds the Seventh Trumpet and an earthquake destroys the Dome of the Rock, signaling to all the world Israel is in her Homeland and God is with her (Ezekiel 38:14).
Isaiah 18:1-3, "Attention, Ethiopia, shadowing us with her wings, O land beyond the upper reaches of the Nile that sent ambassadors in fast papyrus boats, let swift messengers return to you, to a nation tall and smooth of skin, a people dreaded near and far; a conquering, destroying nation, whose land the blue and the white Nile divide! All inhabitants of the world, and dwellers upon earth, witness what Jehovah is about to do when He lifts up an ensign on the mountains of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:29-30); when He blows the trumpet, you will hear" (Matthew 24:31).
Brother Branham always referred to the Negroes as Ethiopians, whose symbol of sovereignty was a winged disk. She was shadowing or protecting the kingdom of Judah with those wingsthe armies of Lower Egypt, which she ruled at this time, and Upper Egypt (Ethiopia). When Brother Branham used this Scripture as one of the texts for his teaching, "The Feast of the Trumpets," he applied this blowing of the trumpet to Israel's Seventh Trump at the close of the Gentile dispensation. He was employing the Supernatural defeat of the Assyrian host as a type of the coming defeat of the armies that will soon attack Jerusalem, for the Angel of the Lord smote 185,000 Assyrians as they slept (II Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:36-38). The overthrow was terrible, Sennacherib was at the time with a part of his army on the Egyptian frontier, southwest of Palestine, and the sudden destruction of the host under Rabshakeh near Jerusalem, a considerable part of his whole army, as well as the advance of the Ethiopian Tirhakah, induced him to retreat.
The Lord did not immediately answer Hezekiah's prayer, but patiently waited; allowing Rabshakeh to reach the point of greatest prosperity, then destroyed his strength without hand in one night. Isaiah 18:5-7, "For before the harvest, when blossom time is over and the bud becomes a ripening grape, He will cut off the shoots with pruning shears, and cut down the spreading tendrils. The mighty army will be left dead on the field for the mountain birds, and wild animals of the land: and the vultures will feed all summer upon them, and all the wild animals will winter upon them. In that time the present will be brought to the Lord of hosts of converts from a nation tall and smooth of skin, a people dreaded near and far; a conquering, destroying nation, whose land the blue and the white Nile have spoiled, to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the Lord of hosts." There shall He pour on them "the spirit of grace and supplications" when Israel is born-again in one day (Zechariah 12:10; Isaiah 66:8).
It appears certain devout Ethiopians, wonderstruck at such an interposition of Jehovah in behalf of His people, converted to Yahwism. In the west of Abyssinia there has long existed a people called Falashas, or "immigrants" (akin to the synonym "Philistine"). They resemble the Semitic Arabs, trace their origin to Palestine and profess Yahwism. In Isaiah 18:7 they are representatives of all Israel soon to be restored to the Homeland. Cyrus restored Judeans removed to Egypt and Ethiopia under Pharaoh-necho, which was also an earnest of this future restoration in Daniel's Seventieth Week. In his preface to Kol Mebasser, or "Voice of the Messenger of Good News," the first printed version of Khazar correspondence contained in a Hebrew pamphlet, Isaac Abraham Akrish relates that in about 1512 during his travels in Egypt he had heard rumours of an independent Jewish kingdom. These rumours probably referred to Ethiopian Israelites, the Falashas of Abyssinia whose ancient religion to this day is Yahweh Torah and predates Talmudic Judaism, which they reject and as a consequence are themselves rejected by the non-Semitic so-called Jews.
When Bruce, the 19th century Abyssinian traveler was there, they had an Israelitish king, Gideon, and his queen, Judith. Acts 2:10 and 8:27 show how worshippers, perhaps descendants of these ancient proselytes, came up to Jerusalem from "Egypt" and "Ethiopia" to keep the feast of Pentecost. Abyssinian Christians such as the Ethiopian eunuch are probably in part converted Israelites. In the 4th century, Frumentius, an Egyptian, converted Abyssinia to Christianity; and a Christian church still flourishes there.
Jordan and Egypt are the only Arab states with which Israel has peace agreements. Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Algeria, Yemen (Sheba Ezekiel 38:13) and Ethiopia (i.e. Abyssinia, Sudan, Somalia), are all Arab states where Semitic Israelites live in peace but are regarded by Jews as enemy states, demonstrating Esau's ongoing vendetta against Jacob in his aggressive endeavours to steal back the BIRTHRIGHT (Genesis 27:39-41). God blessed the house of Israel and the house of Judah with separate blessings, and the BIRTHRIGHT belongs to the ten-tribed Israel now the target of Edomite Jews whom God has cursed (Malachi 1:1-4; Isaiah 34; 63; Revelation 19:13). As explained in Newsletter 479:
The fact that Jacob's two wives, Leah and Rachel, are spoken of as "building the House of Israel," of necessity divides the immediate household of Jacob into "two families." In Jeremiah 33:24 they are spoken of as "the two families which the Lord hath chosen." The Covenant promise of the BIRTHRIGHT was given to one of these families, and that of the SCEPTRE to the other family. Rachel was to be the mother of "thousands of millions" while Leah was to be the mother of royalty. Genesis 49:10 shows us that Judah represents the SCEPTRE family; and I Chronicles 5:2 tell us "THE BIRTHRIGHT is Joseph's." Never try to apply a BIRTHRIGHT blessing to the Jews. Judah and the Jews were excluded from the BIRTHRIGHT promises, Joseph from the SCEPTRE. The BIRTHRIGHT people are not, and are never in the Scriptures called Jews.
In Ezekiel the 37th chapter we are told that "the two sticks" which are still separate, but which are yet to be reunited, represent Judah on the one hand, and Joseph and the "House of Israel" on the other. One of these sticks represents the SCEPTRE people and the other the BIRTHRIGHT people. Judah, the inheritor of the SCEPTRE, is only a half bother to Joseph, the inheritor of the BIRTHRIGHT. The SCEPTRE and the BIRTHRIGHT inheritors are "two families" with different mothers. How could the distinction between the SCEPTRE and the BIRTHRIGHT families Judah and Israel be more emphatic?
The prophet Balaam could only speak in God's Name what the Holy Spirit revealed to him. He could not curse what God had blessed, or bless what God had cursed. What then is the spirit on ministers in the circle of this Message that has enticed them to bless what God has cursed?
Esau's deadly enmity is accentuated by the fact Iranians are Semitic, and more Semitic Israelites live in Iran than in any other Middle Eastern state, including perhaps even Israel. Race differences are an integral part of the new feudal system in modern Israel where non-Ashkenazim are disdained. Edom assimilated with Judah before the birth of Messiah; their Khazar cousins assimilated in AD740, so that very few so-called Jews "are Israelites to whom belongs the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law, the worship, and the promises; whose fathers are the patriarchs, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came" (Romans 9:4-5). Miscegenation has all but annihilated the pure lineage of Judah and Benjamin, however the ten tribes of the house of Israel have been saved from Esau's vendetta by their isolation in Muslim lands. His medieval Crusades did not accomplish their objective, and he is hoping the present Crusade by colonial troops of "the City" will satisfy his bloody oath (Genesis 27:41).
Thousands of small children belonging to Sephardic Jewish immigrants to Israel were seized; thousands of Yemeni children were used in cruel medical experiments in Israeli hospitals, and radiation experimentation at Dimona in behalf of the United States. According to the Talmud, "Five things did Canaan charge his sons [in his last will]: love one another, love robbery, love lewdness, hate your masters, and do not speak the truth" (Peshachim 113b). As Benjamin Disraeli said, "No one must lightly dismiss the question of race. It is the key to world history and it is precisely for this reason that written history so often lacks clarityit is written by those who do not understand the race question and what belongs to it. Language and religion do not make a race, only blood does that." Political correctness and compromise hide the fact there are two races on this earth: God has placed enmity between the accursed descendants of Cain and the children of Adam, and the enmity is extant (Genesis 3:15).
If you see this you will understand why the majority of mankind has no kinsman Redeemer, why miscegenation is accursed of God, and why blood Israelites are marked for destruction by the leaders of those who are their impersonators. The Lord's Supernatural intervention in the "hot" stage of World War III will preserve the dispersed Israelites and force an election back to the Homeland in the midst of their enemy. There in spite of persecution the Message of their two prophets will expound such Scriptures as Isaiah 11:11-16, Ezekiel 38-39 and Daniel 11:36-45, and bring them to the birth, after which enemies "in the house of their friends" will kill them like they killed Messiah before them (Daniel 12:10; Revelation 6:11; 14:12-20).
However, the full accomplishment of Isaiah 18:7 is still in the future as Zephaniah 3:8-10 prophesied 100 years later, "The Lord says to the pious Judeans amidst all of the punishments upon their nation, Wait patiently upon Me, and look forward to the glorious time of restoration to be ushered in when I stand up as a witness: for My verdict is to gather all nations and assemble all kingdoms (against Jerusalem Zechariah 14:2). To pour My indignation upon them (Joel 3:2; Zechariah 12:2, 3), all the heat of My fierce anger: for all the earth shall be consumed by the fire of My jealous wrath. Then (as a result of My Supernatural intervention) I will change the speech of (an election of) the people to a pure language, that they may all call upon the Name of the Lord, to serve Him with one mind (Isaiah 19:18confusion of languages and understanding was the penalty of sinGenesis 11:7. The gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost enabled proselytes from every nation to "hear in their own tongue what was spoken in Galilean"Acts 2:6-11in earnest of a future restoration of the earth's unity of language and heart. God will gather the elect Israelites to Jerusalem for their redemption. I believe this "one language" refers not to natural speech and hearing but to a clear revelation of the common faith by the teaching of the Holy Spirit through the anointed Message of Israel's two witnesses). From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia they will bring My suppliants (burners of incense, a metaphor for revelation Psalms 141:2; Revelation 5:8; 8:3, 4), the daughter of My dispersed ones (i.e. a portion of the 144,000 elect Israelites), as a present for Me".
This brings to mind the antitype and full accomplishment of Isaiah 18:5-7 portrayed in Ezekiel 38:3-6, 39:2-5, "Thus saith the Lord God: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. I will put hooks into your jaws and pull you to your doom with your whole army, horses and horsemen, all clad in full armour, a great company with buckler and shield, and welding swords: Iran, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with you. . . I will turn you around and drive you from the distant north and lead you against the mountains of Israel. And I will strike your bow from your left hand, and cause your arrows to drop out of your right hand. You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you, and all your hordes, and the people that are with you: I will give you to the birds of prey, and wild animals will devour you. You shall fall in the open field: for I have spoken it, says the Lord God".
Isaiah 18:7 says, "in that time"under the Seventh Trumpet and Sixth Seal, following the Supernatural defeat of Gog's armies144,000 elect Israelites, some from Ethiopia, will be gathered to Jerusalem "as a present or offering to the Lord," acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost through the ministry of His two prophets (Zephaniah 3:11-20; Revelation 12:17).
Isaiah 66:18-20 also speaks of the ingathering of blood Israelites (as distinct from non-Semitic self-styled Jews) mainly from countries that once formed part of the Assyrian Empire (Jeremiah 3:11-25; 16:15; 2:8; 31:8), from both the African and Babylonian Cush where they dwelt in Apostolic days (I Peter 1:1; 5:13). "I will gather all nations and tongues against Jerusalem; where they shall see My glory. And I will perform a mighty miracle against them, and I will send those who escape death to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the lands beyond the sea, that have not heard My fame, nor seen My glory; and there they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles. And they shall bring back all of your Israelite brethren from every nation for a present or offering to the Lord. They shall return upon horses, and borne in litters, and on mules, and camels, to My holy mountain, to Jerusalem, says the Lord, as the children of Israel used to bring their cereal offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord".
This is not a revival among the Gentiles, for the Gentile dispensation will be over, but as the Judeans brought the Message to the Gentiles, even so these Gentiles who have witnessed the power of Almighty God and survived the slaughter, will return to their northern homelands, to Egypt and North Africa, and compel the dispersed of the house of Israel and the house of Judah to leave their nations and return to Jerusalem. Such will be their fear of Israel's God they will provide transportation and other enticements as the Egyptians encouraged Israelites to depart in haste following the death of their firstborn (Exodus 12:31-36). And once these sons of Israel have returned to the Land of the Covenant, God will purify and purge an election by the present truth of their Message like a refiner of gold and silver (Malachi 3:2-7). This is expressed by the third Scripture Brother Branham read as a text for his teaching called, The Feast of the Trumpets:
Isaiah 27:12-13, "In the day of the Lord He shall beat off the dispersed blood Israelites as fruits shaken or beaten from trees with a stick like olives and gather them, not merely as a nation, but as elect individuals, one by one, from His vineyard which extends from the border of Assyria at the Euphrates River in the north-east to the Waddi-el-Arish at the border of Egypt in the south-west. In that day the great trumpet will be blown, and those perishing in the land of Assyria and the outcasts in the land of Egypt shall worship the Lord in the holy mountain at Jerusalem" (Isaiah 11:16; 19:23).
We are not yet in the Day of the Lord when God promised He would gather the house of Israel and the house of Judah together out of the North Country. However a state of Israel has been re-established in the Promised Land by unbelieving political Zionists who are not blood Israelites, whose masters are trading on Bible prophecies they do not believe, in order to employ the superstitious and those who do believe as actors in their plans to usurp global hegemony. God is not mocked: "all things work together for the good of those who are His elect". Someone had to build the cities and plant the corn for Israel in this day just as someone had to build the cities and plant the corn for Israel in the days of Joshua.
Do not rest your calling and election upon Jewish fables, politically correct propaganda, or teachings built on the corrupt "letter" of our English Bibles or the Message without "proving all things and holding fast that which is good." You have only one opportunity for election, and that is in the life you are living today. Remember this is not yet "the day of the Lord:" do not misplace His promises for that future day in this present day.
The "great trumpet" is Israel's Seventh Trumpet that will signal the end of the Gentile dispensation. Its mystery will be revealed to Israel by the revelation of the Feast of the Trumpets preached by their two prophets, as a memorial reminding Israel of her Covenant and putting God in remembrance of His promises (Isaiah 43:22-28). It will be an announcement from the King that the glad sabbatical month has begun, and that the great day of atonement is at hand (Leviticus 23:24). Antitypically, it is the Gospel trumpet to which Israel will hearken in the last days (Revelation 11:15; Zechariah 12:10; 13:1; Romans 11:23). As the Passover in the first month answers to Christ's crucifixion, so the Day of Atonement and the idea of "salvation" connected with the Feast of Tabernacles in the seventh month answer to the crowning of "redemption" when 144,000 elect Israelites will recognize His 'parousia' Coming to them. nl483.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.