Bible Believers' Newsletter 573
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In our main article this week we rehearse a little background to the Prophet and the Message, reinforce the necessity for absolute honesty with God and with man, and type some of the characteristics of Abraham and his pilgrimage with the saints in this Abrahamic Age.
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
Preparing for Civil Unrest in America: Legislation to Establish Internment Camps on US Military Bases
March 18, 2009 The financial meltdown has unleashed a latent and emergent social crisis across the United States. What is at stake is the fraudulent confiscation of lifelong savings and pension funds, and the appropriation of tax revenues to finance the trillion dollar "bank bailouts," which ultimately serve to line the pockets of the richest people in America.
This economic crisis is in large part the result of financial manipulation and outright fraud to the detriment of entire populations, leading to a renewed wave of corporate bankruptcies, mass unemployment and poverty. The criminalization of the global financial system, characterized by a "Shadow Banking" network has resulted in the centralization of bank power and an unprecedented concentration of private wealth. . . The proposed "solution" under the Obama administration contributes to exacerbating rather than alleviating social inequalities and the process of wealth concentration.
When people across America, whose lives have been shattered and destroyed, come to realize the true face of the global "free market" system, the legitimacy of Wall Street, the Federal Reserve and the US administration will be challenged. A latent protest movement directed against the seat of economic and political power is unfolding. . . All sectors of American society are potentially affected: wage earners, small, medium and even large businesses, farmers, professionals, federal, State and municipal employees, students, teachers, health workers, and unemployed. Protests will initially emerge from these various sectors.
At this particular juncture there is no economic recovery program in sight. The Washington-Wall Street consensus prevails. There are no policies, no alternatives formulated from within the political and economic system. . . . The solution is to curb social unrest. . . "civilian facilities" on US military bases are to be established in cooperation with the US Military. Modeled on Guantanamo, what we are dealing with is the militarization of FEMA internment facilities.
Once a person is arrested and interned in a FEMA camp located on a military base, that person would in all likelihood, under a national emergency, fall under the de facto jurisdiction of the Military: civilian justice and law enforcement including habeas corpus would no longer apply. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca whtt.org
Comment: Eight state legislatures have introduced resolutions declaring sovereignty under the 9th and 10th amendments to the US Constitution and there is speculation a further twelve states will join them soon. Meanwhile, elected sycophants of 'the City' strut the world stage espousing globalist policies that sacrifice their Hegelian sham democracies to Mammon.
China backs Talks on Dollar as Reserve
Moscow, March 19, 2009 China and other emerging nations back Russia's call for a discussion on how to replace the dollar as the world's primary reserve currency, a senior Russian government source said on Thursday. Russia has proposed the creation of a new reserve currency, to be issued by international financial institutions, among other measures in the text of its proposals to the April G20 summit published last Monday. . .
"[China] did not formally put forward their position for the G20 summit but unofficially they had distributed their paper regarding the same ideas (the need for the new currency)," the source told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The source said the Chinese paper envisaged the International Monetary Fund's Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) being first assigned a role of a clearing currency on some transactions and then gradually becoming the main global reserve currency. "They said that the role of reserve currency should be given to [a gold-backed Ed] SDR," the source said. . .
Full story: reuters.com
Comment: Brigadier WFK Thompson stated in the South Africa Daily Despatch (April 19, 1968), "the ideological content of Marxism will continue to be eroded so that the two systems of society will gradually become more and more compatible". This, of course, is precisely what the Communists want us to believe. This is precisely what Manuilski laid down: "To win, we shall need the element of surprise. The bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep. . . The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. . . ." The element of surprise will emerge when the Eastern satellites turn out after all still to be in the control of hard-line Communists, while at present they are being administered to the West as increasing doses of hypnotics.
Rowan Gaither, president of the Ford Foundation, confided personally to Norman Dodd, Director of Research for the Reece Committee of the US Senate in 1953, "Mr. Dodd, all of us here at the policy making level of the Foundation have at one time or another served in the 0SS [the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA) or the European Economic Administration, operating under directives from the White House. We operate under those same directives. . . . The substance of the directives under which we operate is that we shall use our grant-making power to so alter life in the United States that we can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union" (Robert Henry Goldsborough, Lines of Credit: Ropes of Bondage).
Since 1688 Britain and the English-speaking world has been ruled by the enemy of God and man. How? Why? Because YOU have replaced the Absolute of God's unchanging Word with human reasoning.
1991 it took $12.5 billion of debt to deliver $5.5 billion in GDP or a ratio of $2.60 in debt to produce every dollar of GDP. By 2001 it took $4.65 of debt to produce one dollar of GDP. By late 2007 it took $6.12 of debt to produce one dollar of GDP. (This data does not include millions of derivatives)." Full story: ning.com
Scientists track Tiny California Quakes
March 23, 2009 Scientists are watching closely to see if small faults crossing under California's Salton Sea are transferring energy to the larger, more dangerous San Andreas Fault after a series of small earthquake swarms in the area . . . in a 48-hour period starting Saturday morning, 42 quakes shook just south of Bombay Beach, on the Salton Sea. . . Scientists are particularly interested in the area because an earthquake that starts in Bombay Beach and ripples northwest along the San Andreas fault could be "The Big One" that levels Los Angeles . . .
Bombay Beach, March 24, 2009 A moderate earthquake struck today on the edge of the Salton Sea in Southern California's Imperial County, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or damages. The magnitude 4.7 quake struck at 4:55 am at a depth of about 3.5 miles . . . 90 miles east of San Diego. A magnitude 3.0 quake shook the same spot about three minutes later, immediately followed by a magnitude 3.6... Full story: chron.com chron.com
Shooting and Crying
March 20, 2009 "Toward the end of the operation there was a plan to go into a very densely populated area inside Gaza City itself. . . At first the specified action was to go into a house. We were supposed to go in with an armored personnel carrier called an Achzarit [literally, Cruel] to burst through the lower door, to start shooting inside and then . . . I call this murder . . . in effect, we were supposed to go up floor by floor, and any person we identifiedwe were supposed to shoot. I initially asked myself: Where is the logic in this?
"From above they said it was permissible, because anyone who remained in the sector and inside Gaza City was in effect condemned, a terrorist, because they hadn't fled. I didn't really understand: On the one hand they don't really have anywhere to flee to, but on the other hand they're telling us they hadn't fled so it's their fault . . .
"One of our officers, a company commander, saw someone coming on some road, a woman, an old woman. She was walking along pretty far away, but close enough so you could take out someone you saw there. If she were suspicious, not suspiciousI don't know. In the end, he sent people up to the roof, to take her out with their weapons. From the description of this story, I simply felt it was murder in cold blood. . ."
Zamir: "Among the pilots, is there also talk or thoughts of remorse? For example, I was terribly surprised by the enthusiasm surrounding the killing of the Gaza traffic police on the first day of the operation: They took out 180 traffic cops. As a pilot, I would have questioned that."
Gideon: "There are two parts to this. Tactically speaking, you call them 'police.' In any case, they are armed and belong to Hamas . . . During better times, they take Fatah people and throw them off the roofs and see what happens. . .
Aviv: "We got an order one day: All of the equipment, all of the furniturejust clean out the whole house. We threw everything, everything, out of the windows to make room. The entire contents of the house went flying out the windows." Full story: haaretz.com Dead Palestinian babies and bombed mosques Sodomizing Hamas Leaders IDF fashion
Comment: Read Genesis 6:13 and Matthew 24:37. Now read Luke 17:28-30 and Revelation 11:8. We have surrendered the administration of our nations to a people God commanded Moses and the Israelites to utterly slay, passing legislation they have written making it a criminal offense to criticize a people with whom we are forbidden to associate (Genesis 3:15; Amos 3:3; Malachi 1:1-5; I Corinthians 6:14-18).
Woodrow Wilson who sold-out his country said, "Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. [In the field of banking Ed]. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it" (The New Freedom, p.13-14).
Brother Branham said, "We had a great nation; but she is now rottening and crumbling and shaking and giving away, and trying to tax people to get money to send over yonder to buy friendship with our enemies. They're throwing it back in our face. One World War, two World Wars, and still moving on to a third one" (This Day this Scripture if Fulfilled, p. 16:131-132). Having rejected God's Absolute the nations face destruction, like Lot's wife.
US endorses UN Gay Rights Text
Washington, March 18, 2009 The Obama administration on Wednesday formally endorsed a UN statement calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality, a measure that former President George W. Bush had refused to sign. The move was the administration's latest in reversing Bush-era decisions that have been heavily criticized by human rights and other groups. The United States was the only western nation not to sign onto the declaration when it came up at the UN General Assembly in December.
"The United States supports the UN's statement on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity and is pleased to join the other 66 UN member states who have declared their support of the statement," said State Department spokesman Robert Wood. . . Full story: yahoo.com
Comment: Next year, pedophilia? Or incest, "as it was in the days of Lot"?
Faith and Values Organizations form Coalition to advance United Nations Decade for Inter-religious Cooperation for Peace
March 11, 2009 Some forty-five religious, interfaith, and value-based organizations from five continents agreed to form a coalition to advance a "United Nations Decade for Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue, Understanding, and Cooperation for Peace." Coalition members expressed the hope that the UN Sixty-Fourth General Assembly, which will begin its deliberations in September 2009, will approve a resolution establishing such a decade from 2011-2020. The meeting took place at Maryknoll, New York, on 2-4 March. Participants included Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikh, Zoroastrian as well as indigenous traditions . . .
The coalition will meet next in the context of the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia, in December 2009. . . Coalition members hope the proposed UN decade will be launched on 21 September 2010, the International Day of Peace. . . Full story: wcc-coe.org
Comment: Christianity is not a "tradition," and there will be no Christian among the participants. Amos 3:3, "Can two walk together, unless they are agreed"?
I Thessalonians 5:2-4, "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief".
In the near future when the apostate churches unite for the second crucifixion of the Word, men will die for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ or take the mark of the beast
This Abrahamic Age
We rejoice as we recognize the time is approaching when we will see, speak face to face and touch the invisible God made visible in the glorified flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ at the meeting in the air. Sadly, those of our acquaintance who do not press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus will be absent on that day. Jesus said to His disciples, "You are clean, but not all of you. For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, You are not all clean".
I Corinthians 6:9-11, "Don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the Kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God".
Now is the hour to measure yourself by the written Word of the unchanging God. If you are guilty of any sin, you must repent before the one against whom you have transgressed and make restitution. Then and only then can you ask God to forgive you (Matthew 6:12). Christ is marrying a virgin to His Word, not a liar or a thief.
Isaiah 60 is a wonderful prophecy in which Jerusalem is personified, it begins toward the end of the dispensation of the Law in the days of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, who declared, "I am the Light of the world: he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but have the Light of eternal Life" (John 8:12). His Life shone God's glory on Israelite Judeans steeped in such gross Talmudic darkness it led them to kill Messiah, and on earth covered with spiritual darkness. Since the day of Pentecost the Son-Light that rose over Jerusalem in the East has circled westward attracting Gentiles to its brilliance and kings to its dawning brightness through two millennia of gross darkness upon Israel. Now in the evening of this Gentile dispensation the restored Light of the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints and the finished mystery of God are calling Christ's Bride into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Soon the Light will return to Jerusalem to quicken 144,000 elect Israelites to eternal Life.
Finally, the Shekinah of the Divine Presence will overshadow New Jerusalem for eternity in a renewed heavens and renewed earth (Ezekiel 48:35; Revelation 21:23-24). This is the City of God, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Hebrews 11:9-10, "Abraham sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God." All the while it was just above him in another dimension. Before too many circuits of the sun it will come down from God out of heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband. He who will perform this great work, bringing complete salvation to Spiritual Israel and vengeance upon the heathen or unbelievers, whether they be Israelite of Gentile, is introduced in Isaiah 61.
After His baptism by John in the river Jordan, Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost was led by the Spirit into the wilderness where He fasted forty days and was tempted by the Devil. Jesus overcame his temptations by the Word of God, and Satan departed from Him for a season. Luke 4:14-21, "Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit and His fame spread throughout the surrounding country. He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all, and came to Nazareth where He had been brought up. As His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and stood up to read. The Book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him, and on opening the scroll He found chapter 61 where it was written, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me because He has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the lowly; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to announce liberty to the captives, and restoration of sight to the blind, to set free the downtrodden, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." Then rolling up the scroll, He gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. And the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began by telling them, This day this Scripture is fulfilled in your ears".
If you turn in your own Bible to Isaiah 61:1-3 you will notice Jesus stopped reading in the middle of a sentence, closed the Book, returned it to the attendant, and sat down. The portion of Isaiah's prophecy that he read was the commission of His first Coming, which was to announce the Pentecostal Jubilee or remission of Spiritual debts and release from the Law of sin and death that would follow His Atonement for the sin of the world (John 1:29). The Spirit of the Lord was upon Jesus of Nazareth to fulfill the Words of Isaiah's prophecy only as far as He read. Had He continued reading the remainder of verse two and verse three He would have gone beyond the ministry of grace in His first Coming as Son of man to the ministry of judgment in His second or 'parousia' Coming as Son of man in 1963 that would restore the apostolic faith (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11), finish the mystery of God (Revelation 10:7) and indict the world church system, then fulfill the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's vision to Daniel in the new birth of Israel and exact vengeance upon earth.
This could not take place until the Gentiles rejected Him, which they did when they refused the revelation of the Seven Seals which was the return of Christ, the fullness of the Word (I Corinthians 13:10). In Revelation 3:17-20 we find the Laodicean Church Age (1906-1963) loved the legendary Jesus but was ambivalent toward Christ the anointed Word as it demanded obedience that brought affliction (II Timothy 3:12) so when the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Him back to earth in W_O_R_D form they put Him outside the church. Thus most so-called Christians are souls imprisoned in foodless pastures of man-made creeds, and traditions of trinities, catechisms, Lents, Easters, Christmases, baptisms by sprinkling and pouring in three Titles, prayers to and for the dead, as Jesus found the Judeans in the days of His first Coming.
When Brother Branham was baptizing the seventeenth of 500 persons in the Ohio River with 5,000 watching from the bank following a revival meeting in 1933, the pillar of Fire appeared above him in the form of a star, as once it had manifest over Jesus in the form of a dove (Matthew 3:13-17), and an audible Voice from heaven announced, "As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming".
The unchanging God with unchanging ways has sent and vindicated a prophet led by the Angel of the Lord to introduce Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming in W_O_R_D form, and call Christ's end time Bride out from the world church system and bring her to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation when "as a thief in the night" He will steal her away to the Wedding Supper in the Sky. The apostate world church system is looking for the physical or 'erchomai' Coming of the Lord in glory, but Jesus told us not to look for the Man, for as lightning flashes across the heavens, His second or 'parousia' Coming will be universal. We must look for the Light of revelation on the Word (Matthew 24:22-28). Brother Branham's exposition of the Seven Seals as Christ revealed them to Him brought the Light of the fullness of God's glory back to earth in W_O_R_D form as prophesied in I Corinthians 13:10, "When Christ the fullness of the Word has come, then PART-Word [and Christ's mediation for ignorance] shall be done away".
When the last saint predestinated to the Laodicean Church Age was baptized into the Body in March 1963 redemption was over, as the elect remnant is ordained to receive the fullness of the Word thus was fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary. Brother Branham's commission was to call the wise and foolish virgin out of Babylon into the Son-Light and indict the world church system (Revelation 17:1-5; 18:1-4). After the close of the Gentile dispensation Christ will reveal Himself to Israel in the office of Son of man through the ministry of two Hebrew prophets in Daniel's Seventieth Week to reconcile Israel's 144,000 elect in "one day" by their faith in the true Atonement on Calvary (Isaiah 66:8). Through their ministry Christ will announce "the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn and grant to those who mourn in Zion a beautiful laurel wreath instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and the garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified".
Here is another instance in Brother Branham's ministry where a prophecy of Scripture is suspended on a comma. The Bible was sealed from the foundation of the world until the close of his ministry as the "angel" to the Laodicean Church Age (Revelation 3:14; 10:7), and because the saints had only PART-Word Christ interceded in the office of Son of God for their ignorance of the fullness. After Laodicea apostatized the Prophet received his "Elijah" anointing to reveal the mystery of the Seven Seals to the saints of this holy convocation. As he explained, "The Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is to come according to Luke 17:30. The Son of man is to reveal Himself among His people: not a man, God. But it will come through a prophet" (Trying to do God a Service without It being His Will, p. 33:212). The Elijah of this day was God, the fullness of the Spirit veiled behind "a" son of man, William Branham, revealing "the" Son of man, Jesus Christ, who is God the fullness of the Word. The Word of God comes only to a prophet, but only a prophet anointed with the fullness of the Spirit could reveal the fullness of the Word (II Peter 1:20-21).
Without taking conscious thought Brother Branham preached only the first five verses of II Timothy 4 during the Laodicean Church Age, "I charge you in the Presence of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is to judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: preach the Word urgently at all times, when it is convenient and when it is not. Correct, rebuke and exhort with complete patience and doctrine, for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but to satisfy their own desires, gather up teachers who tickle their ears; and will turn away from listening to the truth and be turned to fables. But you remain constant, endure hardships, do the work of an evangelist, and make full proof of your ministry".
This prophecy pertained not only to Timothy and the Ephesian Church Age, but also to Brother Branham, and in a terminal sense the Laodicean Church Age. Under the first and second 'pulls' of his ministry to Laodicea Brother Branham did the work of an evangelist; he traveled throughout the United States and around the world "making full proof of his ministry" through which the Lord discerned the thoughts and intents of people's hearts, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind, speech and hearing to deaf mutes, and raised the dead. But when the churches refused "sound doctrine" they put Christ the Word out, and rejecting the Message of His prophet they turned to false anointed ones and false prophets showing great signs and wonders but teaching fables contrary to the Word.
Like Jesus of Nazareth, Brother Branham was vindicated everywhere as "a man approved of God by miracles and wonders and signs God did by him," so the world church system has no excuse. When the last saint predestinated to Laodicea was baptized into the Body, the Church Ages and Christ's mediation were fulfilled and the seven portions of the Spirit that anointed the "angels" to the Church Ages (Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham) went back to the throne of God, which, as the blood had been removed was no longer a mercy seat but a judgment seat (Revelation 4). Their visible departure, which was photographed as the Cloud superimposed over the head of Christ that appears on the front page of our website, signified their Messages of PART-Word and Christ's mediation in the office of Son of God were fulfilled, and that it was time for Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming in the office of Son of man prophesied in Daniel 7:9, Acts 1:9-11, Matthew 24:3, 27-28, Luke 17:30 and Revelation 1:7, 14. No longer was He the bleeding Lamb on the altar of sacrifice but the Lion of the Tribe of Judah who took Redemption's claims in Revelation 5 and was crowned King of kings by the New Testament saints, who by God's foreknowledge are eternally seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Revelation 10:1-7 describes Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming. He descended with the little Book once sealed from eternity open in His hand. Jesus called this title deed to His inheritance "a little Book," because His elect is a "little flock," not the multitude of so-called Christians bound for hellfire with the world church system (Revelation 19:20-21). He placed judgment on Rome, the beast from the sea; on the apostate once Protestant churches, her image in the spiritual Realm; and on the United States of America, her image in the political realm, and swore an oath His Coming will not be delayed by further mediation, then revealed the mysteries of the Seven Thunders, which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals, to His prophet William Branham.
Matthew 7:13-14, 20-23, "Enter into the Kingdom at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate that leads to destruction, and broad enough is the road for all the multitudes who choose its easy way. But narrow is the gate and full of afflictions is the road that leads to eternal Life, and those who find it are few . . . you shall know them by their fruits. Not every one that says to Me, "Lord, Lord," shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord," have we not prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name cast out demons? and in Your Name done many wonderful works? Then I will profess, I never knew you [as a Christian]: depart from Me, you who work iniquity."
When you do something you know to be wrong you are dealing in iniquity. Psalm 66:18, "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear my prayer." If you are a hypocrite, repent! You cannot deceive God, and your folly will be manifest to all the saints.
Brother Branham's 'third pull' was the revelation of the Seven Seals that initiated this present holy convocation which is the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal feast. It unveiled Jesus Christ as the beginning of the creation of God and His Church as a continuation of the same creation, then manifest the spoken Word in creative acts to show "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever." He expounded the mystery as Jesus revealed it, anointing him with successive measures of the Spirit that endued the seven "angels" to the Church, culminating in the fullness for the Elijah anointing that enabled him to introduce the fullness of the Word in the office of Son of man. His "Elijah" ministry occupied the last three years of his life. In prophesying his own death he in effect stated, "I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but to all them also that love His appearing" (II Timothy 4:6-8).
In Malachi 4:6 a comma divides the fulfillment of half a sentence from the remainder by two millennia. As John the Baptist's ministry "turned the heart of the apostolic fathers [from the Law and Israel, which is God's servant nation], to His children [elect from every kindred in Adam's race by expounding the Good News of Christ's first Coming after John's death]," two thousand years later, Brother Branham's ministry "restored the heart of the children back to [the faith of] their apostolic fathers [by unfolding the letter of the Revelation of Jesus Christ after the close of the Church Ages and after Brother Branham's "departure"]".
God sent us a prophet to restore the original Seed of His unchanging Word for this Abrahamic Age, since Abraham and his seed are justified by faith in THUS SAITH THE LORD, not blind belief in denominational guesswork. THUS SAITH THE LORD of the restored Word and the finished mystery of God is separating Christ's Capstone Bride from the world to maturity in the unity of the faith under preeminence to His revealed Word whereby He can entrust us to operate the 'third pull' in the time of the manifestation of the Sons of God.
Romans 4:13-15, "The promise that Abraham and his seed should inherit the earth did not come through the Law, but through righteousness because of faith; for if followers of the Law are heirs, faith is futile and the promise is abrogated. Because the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no Law there is no transgression".
The hereditary possession of Canaan, which was promised to Abraham and his seed, was regarded as the government of the world by the Messianic theocracy. Today we see the City of London, the Vatican and the Black Nobility impersonating this revelation in order to establish Lucifer's one world government. The idea of the Messianic sovereignty of the world is brought out in the New Testament by Jesus Christ Himself (Matthew 19:28-30; Revelation 21:24) for "The Gentiles come to His Light and kings to the dawning of the Bright and Morning Star" (Isaiah 60:3), and through the Spiritual marriage union His Gentile Bride is joint heir with Abraham's Royal Seed (Galatians 3:16) in the universal sovereignty to which He is exalted (Matthew 28:18; Philippians 2:9-11; Ephesians 2:10-23; 4:10). Historically, the chief idea has been the blessing of the promise (Genesis 22:17-18), because the struggle for the dominion, which is won by grace through faith alone, will not be literally fulfilled and the blessing fully realized until "the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever" (Revelation 11:15; 12:10; Daniel 7:27; Matthew 5:5; Acts 1:6).
According to Genesis 12:1-5 God's blessing upon Abraham began at the time of his emigration; faith marked the remainder of his life journey, the promise being repeatedly confirmed to his faith. In this Abrahamic Age we who are Abraham's seed by Jesus Christ must see His Word living in us repeatedly confirmed to our faith as works is faith expressed.
James 2:20-24, "Do you need to be shown, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not our father Abraham justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see how his faith was made complete by his works? So the Scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness," and he was called the Friend of God. So you see a man is justified by works [of faith], and not by faith alone".
If you are Abraham's seed you too will want to be regarded as "the Friend of God." Grace is what God did for you; works is what you do for God. Works do not win you any merit with God, otherwise grace is not His free unmerited gift to you. By grace through faith you are saved, works express your appreciation of the grace He has shown you. And if you love Him, you delight in serving Him and doing His work.
God separated Abram from His family so that he became a sojourner in a strange land seeking a City whose builder and maker is God. But when he departed Haran, the town named after his deceased brother, Abram took Lot, his brother's son. Now Lot was familiar with the promise of the Message, but he was more zealous for practical success than the Spirit, a type of the foolish virgin. God's Word calls for a total separation from unbelief and eventually Abram separated from Lot who journeyed East, like Cain and settled among his people in the prosperous cities of the plain where he became a civic leader while Abram remained a nomadic herdsman in the Promised Land. In this Abrahamic Age God has separated Christ's end-time Bride from her erstwhile family, Rome and her Protestant daughters, and although we live in the world, we are not of the world, but lively stones of the City Abraham sought.
Before He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities on the plain, God and two angels visited Abraham, who addressed himself to One he called Elohim, who proved He was the Word by the Messianic sign, discerning the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah's heart (Hebrews 4:12). He confirmed His promise, stating that at this time in the following year Sarah will bear their promised son. The Lord remained with His elect while the two messengers went down to Sodom where they preached of the wrath to come and warned sinners to flee before fire from heaven destroyed the cities on the plain (Genesis 18).
Jesus prophesied, "As it was in the days of Lot; they ate and drank, bought and sold, planted and built; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed" . . . in this Abrahamic Age (Luke 17:28-30).
"As it was in the days of Lot" the world is in a Sodom condition, Jesus regards even Jerusalem, the city where He was crucified, an abomination, spiritually Sodom and Egypt (Revelation 11:8). God prophesied through Peter and Paul, "The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting to the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for renewed heavens and a renewed earth, wherein dwells righteousness" (II Peter 3:10-14; II Thessalonians 1:8; Matthew 3:12; Malachi 4:1-3).
Like Abraham, we have a promise that we shall meet our promised Son. In confirmation of His promise God has sent three messengers in our day. Two, Billy Graham and Oral Roberts, preached a basic salvation message to the non-elect churches in Sodom; one, Brother Branham, stayed with Abraham's elect who were separated from the world and its sin. God veiled Himself behind this sinner-saved-by-grace as formerly He had veiled Himself behind the virgin-born Jesus and the created Man of Genesis 18, identifying Himself by the Messianic Sign, revealing the Son of man, "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever . . . As it was in the days of Lot" (Hebrews 13:8).
Brother Branham's Message was the "Shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16, which is the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 that was confirmed by the heavenly "Voice" of Revelation 18:4, calling the wise and foolish virgin out from Sodom. Genesis 19 recounts how Lot and his family escaped Sodom before its devastation, but instead of joining Uncle Abraham and God's elect, they went to another city whence Lot's wife yearned for Sodom in her heart, and was destroyed. Afraid to remain in Zoar, Lot lived in a cave with his daughters who became pregnant by incest. And a child born of incest or adultery is excluded from the election (Deuteronomy 23:2).
Now Abraham and Sarah had lived together all of their lives for she was his half sister by another of Terah's wives. And God blessed Abram saying, "I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: and I will bless them who bless thee, and curse those that curse you: and in you will all families of the earth be blessed" (Genesis 12:1-3). Abraham was seventy-five years of age, and Sarah was barren, "But he kept hoping in faith, when hope was gone, that he would be the father of many nations, as he had been told, "So shall your seed be." And there was no weakening of his faith. Even when he recognized the impotence of his own body at the age of one hundred, as well as Sarah's inability to bear, he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief but was strong in faith, rendering praise to God; being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. For this reason it was accounted to him for righteousness" (Romans 4:18-22).
Clearly something had to take place before Abraham and Sarah could meet their promised son, for we read that "the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and did to her as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken . . . And Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. . ." (Genesis 21:1-5).
God must have changed Abraham and Sarah's bodies back to the prime of youth in order for them to conceive, otherwise the king of Gerar would not have desired to add this ninety-year-old to the beauties in his harem as recorded in Genesis 20. What God did for Abraham and Sarah who are our type, He will also do for you and I, their antitype in this Abrahamic Age. This marvelous, miraculous work has commenced in a threefold manner with the descent of Jesus and the New Testament saints from the sixth and seventh dimensions to the fourth dimension in W_O_R_D form at His 'parousia' Coming in 1963.
I Thessalonians 4:16, "If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, God will bring those who sleep in Jesus with Him in like manner. For THUS SAITH THE LORD, we who are alive and remain to the 'parousia' Coming of the Lord will not prevent those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God the dead in Christ shall rise first." Jesus does all three when He is descending (William Branham, The Rapture, p. 27:130).
Jude 14-16, "Enoch, a type of Christ's end-time Bride, being one man called out of the seventh generation from the first Adam [as we have been called out of the Seventh Church Age from the last Adam], also prophesied of these [unbelievers and make-believers in the Church], when he said, "Behold, the Lord is coming with millions of His saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict the ungodly for all of their deeds of ungodliness which they have committed in such an ungodly way, and for all the hard words those godless sinners have spoken against Him." These are malcontents complaining of their lot, following their own passions, loud-mouthed boasters, flattering people to gain advantage".
The "Shout" is the Message that brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form and the revelation that baptizes His end time Bride into her place in the Body. The "Voice" is Christ in the heart of the Bride confirming the Message from Genesis to Revelation, grooming her for maturity in the unity of the faith, while the "Trump," which is yet to sound, will announce the end of the Gentile dispensation shaking both heavens and earth (Haggai 2:6-7; Hebrews 12:26), call the resurrection of the Church Age saints, and the manifestation of the Sons of God to endue "we who are alive and remain" with faith for translation grace.
I Corinthians 15:50-52, "I tell you this, my brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does the perishable inherit the imperishable. I tell you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed (or transformed from mortal to immortal and from corruption to incorruption) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet will sound, and the dead shall be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed" in the atoms to glorified flesh so that we will not see death in this Abrahamic Age.
The nation of Israel rejected their Pentecostal Jubilee and their collective ear was bored with the awl of Talmudic lewdness because they chose to serve that slave master to the end of days. After more than two millennia enslaved by the debt of sin transferred with usury from their forefathers they remain in bondage (Matthew 27:25), and when the Seventh Trumpet sounds our Pentecostal Jubilee they will enter the tribulation of "Jacob's trouble." After three and a half years the revelation of the Trumpet mysteries will free 144,000 souls by new birth in a day of mourning, and be rounded up like dogs by their sworn enemy the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews and their Judaeo-Roman Catholic church and die martyrs (Genesis 27:39-41; Isaiah 28:17 30:33; Daniel 7:23-26; 9:27; 12:7-13; Revelation 6:11 7:8; 13:15 15:4, etc). Then the foolish virgin and other classes of the "saved" will be hunted down by the Judaeo-Communist and Judaeo-Roman parties, and killed.
If YOU refuse to hear and obey the Message of the Elijah of this day, you will be metaphorically bored in the ear with an awl, having crossed the line between mercy and judgment, and never hear the revelation again. Acts 3:23, "And it will come to pass, that every soul, who will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people." After his ministry "God will smite the earth with a curse . . . and the day that comes shall burn them up, leaving them neither root nor branch" (Malachi 4:1-3, 6).
God is grooming a Royal Seed, a Royal Bride for the Royal promised Son, a Spiritual Seed with the Royal faith of Abraham's Royal Son. Have you identified the materially wealthy but morally corrupt and spiritually bankrupt state of this present world with Bible prophecy? Have you recognized God's Prophet and received His Message to this the last generation in the Spirit and not by letter only? Have you recognized your place in His Word and your position in the Body to confirm YOUR identity as the Royal Seed in this Abrahamic Age? nl573.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.