Bible Believers' Newsletter 531
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the days of Noah the world fell apart when men fell from God's Word which "holds all things together" (Colossians 1:17). The world is again falling apart in confirmation of II Timothy 3, 4 and Matthew 24:37, because there is a falling away from "it is written," and soon "that man of sin, the son of perdition will be revealed" heading Lucifer's totalitarian one world government (II Thessalonians 2:1-10; Revelation 8-11).
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Intolerance in Israel
Israel signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 18 states: "Everyone has the right to . . . change his religion . . . and freedom . . . to manifest his religion or beliefs in teaching, practice, worship and observance."
Anti-Christianity in Israel increases. Legislation now pending in Knesset would not just deport but could imprison Christians. Here is the actual text of Israel's proposed anti-missionary law:
Prohibition of inducement for religious conversion 174C.
A) Whoever possesses contrary to the law or prints or reproduces or disseminates or distributes or imports tracts or publicizes things in which there is an inducement to religious conversion is punishable byone year imprisonment.
B) Any tract or publication in which there is inducement to religious conversion will be confiscated.
This is exactly what Jesus prophesied would happen in the last days. Jewish leaders "will deliver you up to the courts, and scourge you in the synagogues" (Matthew 10:17). Full story: truthtellers.org
Comment: They have already hauled this Church and me before the Federal Court for four years before their frivolous and vexatious case was dismissed. See what their laws have done to one pastor in Canada.
Scientists warn of Earthquake Danger
Pasadena, June 4, 2008 Scientists and government officials sounded a warning to get ready for the largest earthquake drill in US history. "Prepare yourself for shaking that is bigger and longer than anything that has ever been experienced in Southern California," Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey, said Wednesday.
He and other scientists stood before a packed Caltech auditorium to discuss the prospect of a 7.8-magnitude quake that could begin near the Salton Sea and surge northward along the San Andreas fault. . . The idea is that when the clock strikes 10 am that day, residents will . . . practice the "duck, cover and hold on" survival techniques that are familiar to anyone who has had to take cover under a school desk during childhood drills. . . Full story: dailybulletin.com
Comment: Doug Copp, Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world’s most experienced rescue team advises do NOT duck and cover. "When buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them; the person who is using this void for safety, say the aisle between school desks, will not be injured. If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair". Important safety instructions: folfoxman.wordpress.com
B52 Nukes, Air Force Purge, Principals Committee, Brzezinski, Obama and China
Washington, June 7, 2008 Power in Washington DC is no longer in the hands of the Bush-Cheney-neocon clique, but has passed to the Brzezinski-Trilateral faction. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the firing of Air Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley, citing the failure of the Air Force to maintain the security of strategic nuclear forces, as shown in the infamous rogue B-52 incident of late August 2007, when a B-52 intercontinental strategic bomber with six nuclear armed cruise missiles flew from North Dakota to Louisiana totally outside of the purview of the USAF command control and communications systems. Gates also mentioned that four high-tech electrical nosecone fuses for Minuteman nuclear warheads were sent to Taiwan in place of helicopter batteries, along with other failures. . .
Obama's foreign policy will be dictated in every respect by Trilateral co-founder Brzezinski. Obama is now supported and surrounded by Trilateral members David Rockefeller, Jay Rockefeller, Joseph Nye, Paul Adolph Volcker, Jimmy Carter, and many more. With James "Rodney the Robot" Schlesinger now helping to purge the Pentagon, including its associated intelligence agencies, the Trilateral grip on Washington DC is tightening. . . now, the danger of a US attack on Iran is very low. Brzezinski's hit list is much more ambitious, and includes Sudan, Pakistan, Burma, and China, all stepping stones to the final reckoning with Moscow. The main possibility of an attack on Iran in the present situation comes from disgruntled Israeli factions like the one around Netanyahu who are aghast that they are being demoted from their previous role as the hub of US strategy to the status of just another expendable pawn in Brzezinski's lunatic plan for confrontation with Beijing and Moscow. The Israelis are horrified by Obama, just as everyone in the world should be. The winning faction of the US-UK establishment does not want the attack on Iran, and the Israelis would be foolhardy to try it on their own.
Full story: rumormillnews.com
Comment: Revisit the news items in Newsletter 530 regarding Pakistan, Burma and China.
The Thirty-Nine Lashes against the Hoaxacaust
Killing six million people and disposing of their bodies is no small order for an army trying to conduct a war. Can you imagine the waste of fuel and other resources that would otherwise go to the war effort? Of the thousands of reconnaissance photos available from World War II, why are there no pictures of the fuel tanker convoys which would be needed to deliver the fuel for the crematoria? Why are there no pictures of the smokestacks, which were supposedly belching smoke day and night? The reality is that the Germans could hardly afford to waste fuel for such a purpose. Everyone agrees that the Germans kept tremendous records for efficiency and documentation purposes. Where are the records of these fuel shipments? Think, think, think, you gullible Christian! The Zionists are laughing at you! Full story: anglo-saxonisrael.com
All above the Law?
'Bilderbergers' like Bernanke, Kissinger, Wolfowitz and the financial cartel's 'BIS bank' think and behave as if they have greater immunity than a sovereign nation, are accountable to no one, run global monetary affairs and also this bank, privately owned by the financiers.
Andto give just one examplethe BIS bandits and their collaborating ilk don't care that every time somebody fills up a SUV car with the biofuel recommended by them, the amount of calories is equal to what one human being needs in a year. Every time the SUV tank is filled. . .
Quote of the day: "240 kilos of maize needed to fill one tank of a US Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) with biofuelenough to feed a person for a year."
Andtalking about murderous machinationsto make 1 liter of 'biofuel'thus using food as fueltakes around four thousand liters of water. Water which is scarce, and which 'they' more and more try to get in their paws too. The multinational managers who have stolen the food and water from the peoplevia financial machinations in "The City" and illegal invasions toocan't have a conscience nor any decency. . .
According to the law, all people involved in the wars and those attending the Bilderberg conferences mostly assist to make those profitable wars, and it's logical that all those are guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. It's known where they are: the problem now is how to get them in court. Like Rumsfeld whoas Kissinger earlierwas nearly arrested in France for torture.
For the war criminals the world is getting smaller, that's why the Bilderberg conference in the US? Anyhow: the question is always the same for those 'secret' Bilderberg gatherings: if there's nothing to hide, why than the secrecy? Thieves in the night shun the light. So do the 'Bilderbergers'. Full story: bilderberg.org
Last-Minute Blackmail Demand 'agreed to' by G-8 Financial Powers
London, June 6, 2008 It has been reported to us that the World Court agreed to the terms of a petition, believed to have been lodged by the World Bank, providing for 25% to be sliced off the top of the aggregate Settlements figure for redirection to 'humanitarian' purposes. . .
Hillary Clinton, a long-term CIA operative with a reputation for ruthlessness, was 'promoted' behind the scenes to run as candidate for the Democratic nomination, by none other than Herr Godfather George H W Bush Sr., inter alia so that she could 'look after' Bush Sr.'s interests. Some of the mists surrounding Jezebel's activities in the background have recently lifted, especially the blanket of fog that has masked her alleged financial operations. Let us explain.
When the 'Wanta' $4.5 trillion was brought over from the People's Bank of China in May 2006, as described in our Wantagate reports and confirmed in the text of Mr. Wanta's Petition for a Writ of Mandamus [see Wantagate reports dated 24th June and 5th July 2007], the funds were hijacked by Bush Jr.'s newly appointed Treasury Secretary, (the late) Henry M. Paulson, and were then 'run' by Mrs. Hillary Clinton. This FACT has been confirmed to us by several sources of late, but, although previously mentioned in these reports, had not hitherto fallen into clear focus.
Mrs. Clinton competed for the Democratic nomination for a number of motives, of which the least understood were that she was fronting for George H. W. Bush Sr. (the Bushes and Clintons work together), was tasked with running Wanta's hijacked money, and was relied upon to emerge as the Democratic candidate so that the forthcoming election having delivered the 'necessary' outcome, she would, as President, be able to restore the financial corruption status quo, signaling 'business as usual' for the Bush Crime Family and its myriad associates in the corrupted elements of the US intelligence, financial intermediary and banking sectorsas though nothing had ever happened. . . Full story: worldreports.org
Comment: News from the floor of the jungle.
The Derivatives Market is Unwinding!
June 4, 2008 It turns out that the reason Bear Stearns was about to go belly-up before JP Morgan bought it is that it held trillions of dollars in derivatives, which were about to go south. (JP Morgan was so eager to buy Bear Stearns because it was on the other side of these derivative contractsif Bear Stearns had gone under, JP Morgan would have taken a huge hit. But a purchase by JP Morgan canceled the derivative contracts, so that JP Morgan didn't experience huge losses. That is probably why the Fed was so eager to brokerand fundthe shotgun marriage. JP Morgan is a much larger player, and if Bear's failure had caused the derivatives to hit JP Morgan, it probably would have rippled out to the whole financial system and potentially caused an instant depression).
In addition, the subprime loan crisis is intimately connected to the unwinding of the derivatives market. Specifically, loans were repackaged into derivatives called collateralized debt obligations (or "CDO's") and sold to both big and regional banks and investment companies worldwide. The CDO's were highly-leveragedmany times the amount of the actual loans. When the subprime loan crisis hit, the high leverage magnified the fallout, and huge sums of CDO derivatives became essentially worthless. According to Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, the entire modern financial system is based upon derivatives, and the financial system today is entirely different from the traditional American or global financial system because derivativesa relatively new conceptnow underlay the entire fabric of the financial system. In short, many of the people who know the most about derivatives say that the current system is a house of cards built upon derivatives. . . Full story: georgewashington2.blogspot.com
Benedict XVI to repay Bush's Cordiality
Vatican City, June 9, 2008 Benedict XVI will welcome US President George Bush on Friday . . . The Holy Father is leaving aside the typical protocol that prescribes receiving heads of state in the pontifical apartments, and will have his meeting with Bush in the Tower of St. John within the Vatican Gardens, the prefecture of the pontifical household announced today in L'Osservatore Romano.
Bush also broke protocol when he welcomed the Pontiff last April 15. Bush, accompanied by his wife and daughter Jenna, went to Andrews Air Force Base to receive the Popean honor the president has never given to a visiting head of state. The next day, Benedict XVI's 81st birthday, the president hosted a celebration in the White House. After their meeting, the Pope and president will walk through the Vatican Gardens where the Sistine Chapel choir will perform for them. . . Full story: zenit.org
Comment: The Beast and its Image.
The End of the Nation States of Europe
June 3, 2008 "Europe's nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation" Jean Monnet (Founding Father of the EU).
On June 12th 2008, the fate of nearly 500 million people will be decided by a country whose population totals only 4.2 million. The people of the Republic of Ireland will be the only 'citizens' of the European Union given the opportunity to have their say on what is potentially the most fundamental piece of legislation in the history of the 'Old Continent.' All the other member states have simply ignored the wishes of their people and left ratification to be 'rubber stamped' by their respective parliaments. However, it is necessary for all twenty seven member states to complete ratification before the 'Treaty' becomes legally binding. . . if the Irish people swallow the massive 'Pro Treaty' propaganda and vote 'Yes,' then the fate of, and inevitable demise of the Nation States of Europe will be sealed. There will be no more serious obstacles left to Federalisation. The long dreamed of (by the Federalists that is) United States of Europe will become a reality. . . Full story: thetruthseeker.co.uk
Comment: This will be the revived Holy Roman Empire of Daniel 2; 7-12 and Revelation 17:12-18.
The World is Again Falling Apart
Hebrews 1:1-2; 11:1, 3, "God of old spoke to our forefathers at various times and in many ways by the prophets; but in these last days He has spoken to us in His Son, whom He has appointed Heir of all things, and through whom He made the [material] universe" . . . "Faith is the confident assurance of the actual existence of things hoped for, the conviction of unseen realities . . . By faith we understand that the universe was created by the Word of God, so that what we now see was made out of what cannot be seen".
Faith is a clear understanding of the mind of God. The mind of God IN you brings conviction of the unseen realities pledged by the Words of His prophets, not merely a comprehension of things palpable to our ten animal senses but to the unseen realities of His purpose spiritually revealed by the omnipotent Agency of the Logos to an elect class of people.
Colossians 1:15-17: "Jesus Christ is the image, likeness or expression of the invisible God (possessing the divine nature and absolute moral excellence), the firstborn of all creation: for IN Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is Himself self-existant and therefore before all things, and IN Him all things were put together and are now held together".
Here Paul is NOT speaking of Jesus Christ the Man but of Jesus Christ the Logos who would later manifest as the Man. Not only were all things created and put together by the Logos, they are held together by the Logos or Word. The material universe and the dispensations of God's Word are His expressions of purpose exercised through the Logos, the omnipotent Agency by which He is unfolding His glory, even creating Himself a part of His creation in Jesus Christ and His Brethren.
Mortar is the glue that holds bricks together, if we remove this bond the structure will collapse. The glue that holds a man and woman together in holy wedlock is their word. Once their word is broken the marriage fails. Likewise if we misinterpret, misplace, add to or take from the revealed Word of God we break its structure and His continuity of thought so that it is no longer "Spirit and Life" but human reasoning that will fall apart. We must stay with "it is written" (John 6:63; Matthew 4:4-10; Revelation 22:17-19).
When God's Message was refused in the days of Noah the world that then was fell apart. Jesus prophesied, "As it was in the days of Noah so will the ['parousia'] Coming of the Son of man be" (Matthew 24:37). The curse of that day was unbelief in God's Word and a repetition of the original sin of miscegenation by hybridizing the children of Adam with Cain's offspring. We live in a comparable age of technology, construction, unbelief and miscegenation (called "multiculturalism" by unregenerate politicians). And as Noah's world fell apart because the people refused the Word of God's prophet, our world is falling apart because of indifference to the warning of His vindicated prophet (Genesis 6:1-13; Matthew 24:37-51).
When the children of Israel disbelieved God's Word at Kadesh the names of the adults were blotted from the Book of Life and that nation's world fell apart as it passed from God's grace to the curse of the Law (Numbers 14:26-37; Psalm 95:10-11; John 6:49; Galatians 3:10). Again their world fell apart when it wrote the Babylonian Talmud, the antithesis to the Law and Prophets (Matthew 15:3, 9); subsequent miscegenation with the Edomites who are of Hittite and Canaanite stock caused the now hybridized nation to crucify Israel's Messiah (Psalm 69:16-28) so that "for fear of the Jews" Israelites continue to live in bondage outside the Land of the Covenant and thereby outside God's Covenant.
In each of the seven Church Ages human reasoning separated men from the angel's Message into organization and their relation with Christ fell apart. God foretold that like the Israelite world the Gentile world would fall apart in apostasy, and it has (Romans 11:32; II Thessalonians 2:1-12; II Timothy 3:4). Since nominal Christianity rejected the Holy Spirit, Brother Branham, the angel of Revelation 16:17 and 17:1-18, has indicted Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters, declaring "the world is again falling apart." His indictment was confirmed by the Covenant Angel who came down from heaven robed in a cloud with the rainbow over His head, and His "Come out of Babylon be filled with the Spirit" was echoed from heaven where God's Word is forever settled (Revelation 10:1-4; 18:1-4; Psalm 119:89).
The denominational system is the mark of the beast, its ministers and members "not having continued their righteousness in the Word, are bound in their strong delusion of unbelief until the great day of judgment" (Daniel 12:10; II Thessalonians 2:10-12; Jude 6; Revelation 22:11). The nominally Christian churches having forsaken the Prince of Peace and faith in His omnipotent Word to resolve personal and societal ructions, have turned to human governmentcommittees, councils, and democracy (so-called), socialism, education and the UNbut God gave us His Word to solve all difficulties (Matthew 4:4; Isaiah 55:11). Jesus promised, "These sign shall follow them who believe" and foretold churchmen would become "heady, high minded, having a form of godliness, but denying the power of His Word. . . ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. . . corrupt of mind and reprobate concerning the faith" (II Timothy 3:1-8).
Australia's glib new pseudo-Christian Prime Minister has proposed the establishment of an Asia-Pacific Union similar to the EU "including the United States, Japan, China, India, Indonesia and the other states of the region" as a stepping stone to Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. He cares not that God set separated the families of Adam from the families of Cain, and set "enmity" between us; or that God is obligated to meet man on the promises of His Word, aside from which even Prime Ministers are outside the Kingdom and have no claims upon Him.
A previous (Jewish) prime minister rescinded Australia's restrictive immigration laws, and almost overnight another Jewish prime minister brought in tens of thousands of inassimilable people so that today our national broadcasting network boasts we have become a "Mongrel Nation," which of course we have. In one of the most expensive photo-ops the same brains trust gave $35 million to Toyota (on top of $35 million promised by the Victorian government) to build a hybrid Camry car in Australia which was already planned without handouts. The federal money will come from PM. Rudd's $500 million Green Car Innovation Fund, pretending to encourage carmakers to develop technology that will reduce carbon emissions. Kowtowing to "the City's" oil companies and wasting taxpayer funds is insanity. For a few hundred dollars a car can be made to run on water with no carbon emissions; with the integrity and courage of a Henry Ford who withstood "the City," manufacturers could provide this option for even less.
The same man accuses oil-producing nations of deliberately distorting the supply of oil to maintain high prices. But where would they store the additional production? Laden tankers are standing idle now. Would it not be more honest to confess the high oil prices are essential to support demand for the US dollar, and that aside from being "talked up" they result from speculation and hoarding, Rockefeller's world parity pricing scam and US refusal to exploit its own superabundant oil reserves that exceed those of Saudi Arabia.
So the world is falling apart, driven to insanity by the apostasy of its leaders. Worldwide there is not a single Christian head of state, and barely one who is not at least a Fabian Communist. Likewise there is no Christian leadership of any denominational church. The Word that holds the world together is held in contempt, and put out by the churches that bear His Name.
Isaiah prophesied in the days of Judah's king Uzziah (or Azariah) whose mind was also corrupted in pride (II Chronicles 26:16-21). He wished to make himself high priest and so combine in his person all civil and religious power as Lucifer will do when he is cast down to earth, incarnates the pope, and is made president of the totalitarian one world government (Isaiah 14:12-15; Revelation 13:4-10).
Josephus writes, "In the meantime a great earthquake (Amos 1:1) shook the ground and a rent was made in the temple, and the bright rays of the sun shone through it and fell upon the king's face, insomuch that the leprosy seized upon him immediately. And before the city at a place called Eroge, half the mountain broke off from the rest on the west and rolled itself four furlongs, and stood still at the east mountain, till the roads, as well as the king's gardens, were spoiled by the obstruction" (ix. 10,4).
This description bears a remarkable likeness to the earthquake prophesied in Zechariah 14:4-5 for the close of the Gentile dispensation. Yet another earthquake will mark the social, political and spiritual convulsions to come upon Israel and the world in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week when the incarnate pope usurps the dedication of Jerusalem's third temple, slays the two Hebrew prophets and enforces the mark of the beast (Isaiah 14:12-15; Revelation 11:7-13; 13:15-18).
In another remarkable parallel, there was a scarcity of food in the days of Uzziah (Hosea 2:9; 4:3; 9:2; Amos 4:6-9; 5:16-17) as there is in the world today and will be with greater affliction during the tribulation (Revelation 6:8; 18:8). Another marked similarity between the people of the Old Covenant and the people of the New is that as Israel ended in apostasy, nominal Christendom is ending in apostasy (Romans 11:32). For all His goodness and longsuffering mercy the Lord reaps only a harvest of disobedience. In Isaiah 1:2 He calls upon heaven and earth to witness His righteous claim, for the world must react in judgment against Israel's infraction of Law as it will when the "lukewarm" Gentile rebuff to His grace causes the world to again fall apart (Isaiah 13:6-10; Joel 2:31-32; Hebrews 12:25-29; Revelation 3:15-16; 6:12-17).
Isaiah 1:2-21, "Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me. The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel does not know Me, My people do not care."
Where God mentions Israel we can say Christendom, but whereas three and half years of anointed ministry remains for 144,000 elect Israelites in Daniel's Seventieth Week, the rest of the world is fast approaching the place of no repentance (Hebrews 12:17). The Lord has only raised two peoples to the high honour of Divine relationship: an election of Abraham's natural seed are granted to be His servants while an election of his spiritual seed, Christians, are ordained as His Sons. Yet despite the liberty of being able to draw nigh unto the God who has revealed Himself to us, Christians like most Israelites in the former dispensation, have in general voluntarily forsaken the Lord they have never known.
People in the circle of this Message have the "letter" but know not what it means and thus do not know the Lord. Today I read a publication promoting the missionary call, yet the Bridegroom came forty-five years ago so the end-time evangelism is Revelation 18:4 and 10:8-11, NOT Matthew 28:19-20. Denominational people have gone to buy Oil from the Full Gospel Businessmen, Vatican II, charismatic and ecumenical circles where there is a lack of Oil.
How the natural types the Spiritual! As mentioned above, the puppet politicians of "the City" pretend we have reached what they call "peak oil"; their speculation and hoarding has artificially inflated the price of oil and its derivatives such as fuel, fertilizer and plastics, causing food scarcity and generating inflation worldwide. If only engineers, corporations and the public were not brainwashed, hoodwinked and blindfolded through deceitful education: if they would anoint their eyes with salve they would see the United States has centuries of proven oil reserves. And if only the foolish virgin in the circle of this Message would would dig they would have Oil in their vessels with their lamps! Do you see the type?
"Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, descendants of evildoers, children that are spoiled! They have apostatized (II Thessalonians 2:3; II Timothy 3:8; 4:4); they have shown contempt for the Holy One of Israel, they have become utterly estranged like the physical Serpent's seed" (Heb. 'zwur') which is accursed of God. As our Lord cried in Matthew 3:7 and 23:33, "You serpents, you race of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?"
Whereas natural and Spiritual Israel were called to be a "holy nation" the mass of both groups are consigned to unbelief by following the conduct of the preceding generation, not having received new birth from the heavenly Father. The character and conduct of men and women has deteriorated through two world wars, popular music, film, radio, television and the internet in accordance with the agenda of "the City." Consider how print media has descended from serious discussion into trivia and the pit of filth, and how self-discipline has declined with the dissolution of social absolutes and knowledge of the spiritual Absolute.
Consider our politicians. Would you invite a George II, Barack Obama, John son-of-Cain, Clinton, Tony Blair or a glib Kevin Rudd into your home as a friend? Children are trained from the breast to beware of and to avoid such characters. But the spirit of Laodicea, knowing no Absolute, is neither hot nor cold so that the "holy nation" has become the "sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity" such that they despise the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God said, "Israel does not know Me, My people do not care."
Christendom, like natural Israel is now as estranged from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the physical Serpent's seed with whom both groups have intermarried, or become spiritual Serpent's seed and reprobate concerning the faith by turning its back to the Word that it might return to fables and idols of the world.
"To what purpose shall one smite you still more since it brings no correction? Its repeated application cannot ward off judgment. The uselessness of chastisement has long been proven by your ever-repeated backsliding. You will add revolt to revolt: every head is sick, and every heart is faint. From the sole of the foot up to the head there is no soundness in the body of Israel or the church; but bruises, and welts and bleeding raw wounds. It has not even troubled to apply the curatives for its sickness: no one has pressed out and closed up, or bandaged, or softened the wounds with oil."
Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft (I Samuel 15:23). According to the Law, a father had the power to bring a rebellious son before the elders and recommend he be stoned to death (Deuteronomy 21:18-21) as God stoned Sodom and Gomorrah (Isaiah 1:10-21) and will stone apostate Christendom (Revelation 16:21).
When natural and spiritual Israel reached the moral state wherein they would not apply the Oil of the Holy Spirit on hand to cure their ills, there was no alternative for God's elect but the second exodus, from Israel to the Church, and the third exodus, from the church to the Bride (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4). Brother Branham declared the United States is in the same state of moral depravity as Israel which is to be expected as both nations came under submission to the same alien power.
"Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: aliens devour your cultivated fields, which are plundered in your presence by the physical Serpent's seed" (Heb. 'zwur').
After Nebuchadnezzar defeated Judea, Edomites occupied the territories of Simeon and Benjamin and subsequently gained dominion over the Southern Kingdom, usurping the name and perverting the religion of the Judeans (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, XIII, 9:1). Jerusalem was again razed and Judea plundered after Israel crucified Messiah; this time by Rome.
Christendom has been invaded under so-called multiculturalism by Serpent's seed who now dominate the world (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 27:39-41). These physical Serpent's seed have often razed (once) Christian Europe from Russia to England. Seven consecutive visions revealed to Brother Branham in 1933 foretold the moral decline and apostasy of Christendom as Isaiah 1 foretold Israel's moral decline and apostasy. Of the seventh vision Brother Branham said, "I turned and looked, and I saw this United States [razed] burning like a smolder; rocks had been blowed up. And it was burning like a heap of fire in logs or something that just set it afire; and as far as I could see and she'd been blown up" (The Seventy Weeks of Daniel, p. 135:212).
Isaiah called Judea a second Sodom and Gomorrah, two Serpent's seed cities destroyed by God. Judah was desolated by God then overrun by the Serpent's seed, and Jerusalem will be ruled by a non-Semitic people unto the consummation and be as Sodom and Egypt spiritually speaking (Daniel 9:27, Luke 21:24 and Revelation 11:1-2, 8).
Jesus prophesied the whole world would be in a Sodom condition in the days of His 'parousia' Coming, yet there will be a remnant. Brother Branham said the denominational churches are in Sodom and His Message is calling the remnant out from among them, as Israel's two prophets will call out the remnant 144,000 (Romans 9:27-33).
"The daughter of Zion (Christ's Bride) is left behind, like a watchman's shanty in a vineyard when the harvest time is over, like a shack in a cucumber patch, like a city preserved from the desolation that surrounds it. If the Lord of hosts had not stepped in to save a very small remnant, natural and spiritual Israel would have been wiped out like Sodom and Gomorrah. Hear the Word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom (metaphorical Jerusalem); listen to the teaching of our God you nation of Gomorrah (metaphorical Israel)".
What the Lord said here to natural Israel almost 2,800 years ago He is saying to Christendom today, for the whole world is as Sodom and Gomorrah (Luke 17:28-30). Jehovah of Sabaoth, the "Lord of the [starry] Hosts," is above even these objects of idolatry which were the earliest form of false worship called Sabaism for which God destroyed the kingdom of Israel (II Kings 17:16). Hence He is called in contradistinction, "Lord of Sabaoth" (Isaiah 1:9; I Chronicles 16:26). The sun, moon, and stars, the brightest objects in nature, and seen everywhere, were supposed to be visible representatives of the invisible God. They had no temples, but were worshipped on high places and roofs of houses (Ezekiel 8:16; Deuteronomy 4:19; II Kings 23:5,11). Light was probably worshipped as the emanation from God, before its embodiments, the sun, etc. As this worship prevailed in Chaldea, Job's exemption from the idolatry of his neighbors was the more exemplary. Our Sun-day, Mon-day or Moon-day, bear traces of Sabaism. "The groves" were symbols of these starry hosts; it was their worship of Sabaoth instead of the Lord of Sabaoth which had caused the desolation of Judah (II Chronicles 24:18). Thus only the power and grace of the Lord could preserve even a "remnant" for the elect's sake. He preserved the lives of the apostate Israelites for forty years so they could bear a progeny to receive His promise, and has preserved non-elect Christendom for forty years so they could bear a progeny. For the elect's sake the days have been shortened by the revelation of the Seven Seals, otherwise there would be no flesh saved for the rapture (Matthew 24:22).
In Isaiah 1:10-20, natural Israel and her Spiritual antitype are commanded "Listen to the teaching of our God" warning of judgment and the way of redemption. Instead of their external form of ceremonial worship that was an abomination to the Lord, Israel must bring the genuine fruits of heartfelt repentance. Then they may "reason together" and God's grace in case of obedience will exceed their guilt, but His denunciation of wrath will follow disobedience. For the reconfirmation of God's New Covenant with Israel see Ezekiel 16:84-63, the sixfold purpose in Daniel 9:24, and Revelation 11-15.
God does not here absolutely disparage sacrifice, but sacrifice unaccompanied with obedience of heart and life. And bear in mind, Israel's repetitive animal sacrifices were but a temporary shadow and type of the all-sufficient once-only sacrifice of our kinsman Redeemer. Temple ritual, Israel's calendar of worship, holy convocations and other temporary works of the Law were, "a schoolmaster to lead Israel to Christ, that they might be justified by faith" (Galatians 3:24; Hebrews 8-10).
Likewise God sent Brother Branham, the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7, to restore the apostolic faith, finish the mystery of God and call the wise and foolish virgin out from the world Church System into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Those who add to his THUS SAITH THE LORD will be cast into the tribulation, whilst those who diminsh from it will be blotted from the Book of Life (Revelation 22:17-19).
Isaiah 1:13-14, "Come no more with your meaningless offerings; incense is abominable to Me; likewise the new moon and sabbath, the holy convocations; I cannot endure iniquity and a solemn assembly. My soul hates your new moon festival and your appointed seasonal feasts: they have become a burden on Me; I am weary of bearing them".
God seeks honest hearts able to grow from the "milk" of shadows and types fed to those inexperienced in righteousness to "the solid food of mature believers whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil" and pass from partial realization to perfect realization.
Isaiah 1:21-31 confirms Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New and identifies Jerusalem as a harlot like Rome. Whereas Rome is slated for utter damnation, Jerusalem and an election of Israel will be purged, restored in righteousness and redeemed through tribulation. Then the world will fall apart.
Hebrews 12:25-29, "See that you do not reject or refuse to listen to and heed Jesus Christ who is speaking to you now. For if the Israelites did not escape when they refused to listen and heed Him who warned and divinely instructed them when He descended to the holy mount here on earth, how much less shall we escape, if we turn away from Him who has ascended as He cautions and admonishes us from heaven: His voice then shook the earth: but now He has promised, saying, Once for all time I will shake both heaven and earth. This phrase, Once more and forever, indicates that as the shaking is to be total, so shall be the removal of all of man's works and this present visible creation, making way for the better things of the new heaven and new earth, which, like the uncreated God, "shall remain before God" (Isaiah 66:22).
The seed of the new and heavenly being, not only your soul but also your glorified body being an Attribute of the Logos is a continuation of the creation of God in Christ, and as a manifestation of His Own Attributes is an uncreated and immortal principle of Spirit and Life, irremovable, and shall remain in His Presence (Luke 8:11; I Corinthians 15:45-49; I Peter 1:22-25). Partial realization has become perfect realization and when we are face to face, perfect realization will become completed realization. We have been going from glory to glory, but soon it will be right in the glory; and in His glory we shall shine. We shall be like Him, wondrously like Him, Jesus our Saviour divine! Isn't that wonderful? We are complete in Him. That is true. He would not lie to us about that. But one day we will be changed in the atoms. We will put on immortality. We will be all swallowed up in Life. Then we will realize realization.
"Let us therefore be grateful that the Kingdom we have received cannot be shaken, and so let us serve God acceptably with reverence and awe. For our God is a consuming fire". nl531.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.