Bible Believers' Newsletter 588
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Our main article this week incorporates a contribution from Brother Kerry Spencer-Salt. His last offering was in 2001 when as an independent political commentator on current affairs with allegiance to no political party or religious organization and Editor of The National Watchman, he disseminated politically incorrect, that is to say honest, information that after eight years has not been published in the controlled media.
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
China Decision to buy $80 Billion of Gold, the Dragon's Hoard
June 25, 2009 We've got a situation where Geithner is smiling and has no choice but to stress the credibility and stability of the US financial and economic system, while the creditors [such as the Chinese] smile back and say they believe him, at the same time giving hand signals to their reserve managers to get rid of these things [US Treasuries]"Neil Mellor, Bank of New York-Mellon. When China recently expressed its interest in purchasing $80 billion in gold (about 2,600 tonnes), it profoundly altered the gold market's long-standing synergy in three significant ways:
First, it used to be that the threat of central bank gold sales would damage market sentiment. Now the threat of significant sales has been met with the threat of significant purchases.
Though the dragon hoard depicted by our good friend, Ed Stein is not yet a reality, China can back its desire to own gold with plenty of cold hard cash. At nearly $1.4 trillion in dollar-based assets, and almost $2 trillion in total reserves, $80 billion would consume a paltry 6% of China's dollar reserves. At the same time 2,600 tonnes translates to roughly one-third the US gold reservea significant ambition by any measure. To give you an inkling of how this new synergy might work, when the International Monetary Fund announced recently it would like to sell about 400 tonnes of gold, China joined India in publicly pressing the IMF to sell its entire 3,200 tonne hoard. On that news the gold market, which had been in a slow slide as a result of the IMF's announcement, turned and took another run at the $1,000 mark.
Second, by becoming gold's most prominent champion, China mounts an aggressive defense of its domestic gold mining industry, and by proxy the rest of the industry as well.
Few people know that over the last few years China has quietly become the world's leading gold producer. Most of that production never leaves China's borders, but goes instead to the national reserves as a hedge against its currency holdings. China, by the simple expedient of defending its own interest, accomplishes much for the gold mining industry as a whole. By posing as a gold buyer of last resort, ready, willing and able to scoop up any sizable offer, China may have very well put a floor under the market price, though we are too early in the game at this juncture to predict what that price might be . . .
Third, by elevating gold to prominence in its national reserves, China lays the groundwork for the yuan's future use as a prominent reserve currency. There is little doubt that China would like to make the yuan the currency of choice in the East and a strong measure of gold in its reserves would do much to enhance that possibility. . .
Full story: marketoracle.co.uk
Comment: Late last week American officials confirmed that the US$134bn in US Treasury bonds discovered in possession of two Japanese men at the Italian-Swiss frontier were forgeries. The men, it appeared, were nothing more than ambitious scamsters. But many remain unconvinced. And whether fake or otherwise, the story underlines one important point about the world economy at the moment: that the tension and paranoia surrounding the fate of the US dollar has hit a new high. It went to the heart of the big question: will the central bankers in Japan, China and elsewhere continue to support the greenback even in the wake of the worst financial crisis in modern history, or will they abandon it as America's economic hegemony dissipates?
9/11 FEMA Videographer at Ground Zero goes Public
As official videographer for the US government, Kurt Sonnenfeld was detailed to Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, where he spent one month filming 29 tapes: "What I saw at certain moments and in certain places . . . is very disturbing!" He never handed them over to the authorities and has been persecuted ever since. Kurt Sonnenfeld lives in exile in Argentina, where he wrote "El Perseguido" (the persecuted). His recently-published book tells the story of his unending nightmare and drives another nail into the coffin of the government's account of the 9/11 events:
There were many things, in hindsight, that were disturbing at Ground Zero. It was odd to me that I was dispatched to go to New York even before the second plane hit the South Tower, while the media was still reporting only that a "small plane" had collided with the North Towerfar too small of a catastrophe at that point to involve FEMA. FEMA was mobilized within minutes, whereas it took ten days for it to deploy to New Orleans to respond to Hurricane Katrina, even with abundant advance warning! It was odd to me that all cameras were so fiercely prohibited within the secured perimeter of Ground Zero, that the entire area was declared a crime scene and yet the "evidence" within that crime scene was so rapidly removed and destroyed. And then it was very odd to me when I learned that FEMA and several other federal agencies had already moved into position at their command center at Pier 92 on September 10th, one day before the attacks!
We are asked to believe that all four of the "indestructible" black boxes of the two jets that struck the twin towers were never found because they were completely vaporized, yet I have footage of the rubber wheels of the landing gear nearly undamaged, as well as the seats, parts of the fuselage and a jet turbine that were absolutely not vaporized. . . After September 11, it was discovered that concealed within Building Seven was the largest clandestine domestic station of the Central Intelligence Agency outside of Washington DC, a base of operations from which to spy on diplomats of the United Nations and to conduct counterterrorism and counterintelligence missions.
There was no underground parking level at Seven World Trade Center. And there was no underground vault. Instead, the federal agencies at Building Seven stored their vehicles, documents and evidence in the building of their associates across the street. Beneath the plaza level of US Customs House (Building 6) was a large underground garage, separated off from the rest of the complexís underground area and guarded under tight security. This was where the various government services parked their bomb-proofed cars and armored limousines, counterfeit taxi cabs and telephone company trucks used for undercover surveillance and covert operations, specialized vans and other vehicles. Also within that secured parking area was access to the sub-level vault of Building 6.
When the North Tower fell, the US Customs House (Building 6) was crushed and totally incinerated. Much of the underground levels beneath it were also destroyed. But there were voids. And it was into one of those voids, recently uncovered, that I descended with a special Task Force to investigate. It was there we found the security antechamber to the vault, badly damaged. At the far end of the security office was the wide steel door to the vault, a combination code keypad in the cinderblock wall beside it. But the wall was cracked and partially crumbled, and the door was sprung partially open. So we checked inside with our flashlights. Except for several rows of empty shelves, there was nothing in the vault but dust and debris. It had been emptied. Why was it empty? And when could it have been emptied? . . . The vault had to have been emptied before the attack. . . Full story: republicbroadcasting.org
Comment: George II and the thugs of this conspiracy in the alien-controlled US Administration claimed invading US troops in their vicious unprovoked war against Iraq, following years of regular bombing by the UK and US, that Iraq would welcome the invaders with flowers. 4,321 dead US soldiers, a million or more innocent Iraqis and six and a quarter years after the 2003 invasion based upon George II's lies, the US has withdrawn its combat troops from Iraq's cities in ignominy, leaving 130,000 troops. Shame America. Shame!
Did Bibi Box Obama In?
May 23, 2009 On September 20, 2002, as the War Party was beating the drum for preventive war on Iraq, lest we wake up to "a mushroom cloud over an American city," the Wall Street Journal introduced an eminent voice to confirm that, yes, Saddam was driving straight for an atomic bomb.
"This is a dictator who is . . . feverishly trying to acquire nuclear weapons," wrote Bibi Netanyahu, former prime minister of Israel. . .
That war has cost 4,500 American dead and 35,000 wounded. It has brought death to perhaps a hundred thousand Iraqis. Four million people have been driven from their homes, 2 million, including half the Christians, into exile. Hundreds of thousands of fatherless Iraqi children are being raised by women widowed by that war . . .
Iran represents no threat to the United States to justify a war. And as Korea finished Harry Truman, Vietnam finished LBJ, and Iraq finished the Bush Republicans, war with Iran would make Barackwith the situations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq all deterioratinga one-term president. Barack had best understand. The crowd manipulating him into war with Iran has in mind, first, obliterating Iran; second, getting rid of him. Full story: original.antiwar.com
Comment: "By Way of Deception Thou [Israel] shalt do War." Netanyahu is provoking Ezekiel 38:5.
Viva PalestinaA Lifeline from the USA to Gaza
June 23, 2009 We were all moved to tears of grief and anger when the Zionist state launched its murderous bombardment against the people of Gaza in December and January. Millions of us took to the streets in unprecedented protests around the globe. Each and every one of us has asked himself what more he can do to help stop the suffering.
The inspirational pro-Palestinian British MP, George Galloway, decided that while it is necessary to speak outin his case with great force and eloquenceit is actions that speak louder than words. While the bombs were still showering down on Gaza, Galloway decided to organize a humanitarian convoy that would start in Britain, drive through France and Spain, and across North Africa to arrive in Gaza with aid, even as all borders to the devastated region were under complete blockade. In just five short weeks, he pulled together 107 vehiclesincluding ambulances and a fire engine255 people and $2 million of aid, which set off from London on February 14. Some 23 days and 5,500 miles later it arrived in Gaza to tumultuous acclaim.
Now, Galloway is heading a second convoythis time from the USA. The Vietnam War veteran and activist Ron Kovic has readily agreed to be co-leader of the convoy. The convoy's aim is to take hundreds of US citizens in 500 vehicles, bearing $10 million in medical aid from Cairo to Gaza. Convoy participants will leave from JFK airport on July 4. . . Neturei Karta International is proud to be one of those organizations. Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews know that the recent Gaza operation is only the latest link in the long chain of bloodshed that has been going on for as long as the Zionist state, built on a land stolen from its rightful inhabitants, has been in existence. A true Jew cannot look on idly while such crimes take place. The Torah commands us "Thou shalt not steal" and "Thou shalt not murder." Nor can a Jew ignore the plight of the victims of those crimes. The Torah teaches us to emulate G-d's attribute of "mercy upon all His creations" (Psalms 145:9), and this means mercy for all human beings, without regard to religion, race or color. All Jews indeed lived by this principle for centuries, until the Zionist heretics came, rejected G-dís Torah and the observance of its commandments, and replaced it with their own racist and nationalist ideal. Full story: Anti-Zionist Jews
A Pictorial Guide to Satan's Eden
- The EU Parliament
- Astana, Khazakhstan
- Manitoba Legislative Building
- Temple Square, Utah
- St. John The Divine Cathedral
- Denver International Airport
- Rockefeller Center
- Israel Supreme Court
Obama gets Billions for 'Pandemic' Swine Flu
June 25, 2009 Buried amid news stories about World Breastfeeding Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and World Rabies Day, the WHO has a small item giving the latest supposed count of 'laboratory confirmed' H1N1 cases. It is something on the order of 55,000 persons worldwide since this April at a factory pig farm in Veracruz Mexico a small child got ill and the world was told of a deadly new 'Swine Flu' that was allegedly spreading from pig to person. Yet the US Government is gearing up as if it were preparing for the new outbreak of the dreaded 1918 'Spanish Flu' pandemic. The reality does not support the government response. Is something else going on?
Although neither the WHO nor the US Government's Centers for Disease Control nor the Robert Koch Institute nor the Pasteur Institute nor any government or private agency in the world has yet to scientifically isolate, to photograph with means of electron microscopy and to list the chemical characteristics of the 'novel H1N1 Influenza A virus' as it is now officially called, the WHO has seen fit to declare a global "Pandemic Alert" Phase 6 alarm. . .
What is conveniently obscured in most all media accounts of the WHO is the definition of their 'pandemic' declaration. A look at the official definition reveals that it relates merely to the number of countries in a given WHO region reporting cases of a given disease. Specifically, Phase 5, just below Pandemic is defined as 'sustained community level outbreaks in two or more countries in one WHO region. Phase 6 includes the Phase 5 conditions plus 'sustained outbreaks in at least one other country in another WHO region.' Full story: financialsense.com
Comment: Another psyop.
Predestinated unto the Adoption of Sons by Jesus Christ to Himself Part V
Revelation 18:1-8, "After the vision of the atomic obliteration of Vatican City State was revealed to him, John saw another Angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the whole earth was illuminated with His glory." John represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation, we know this because the Book was "sealed to the time of the end. . . but in the days of the Voice of the seventh Angel, [William Branham (1909-1965)], the mystery of God declared to His servants the prophets should be finished" (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4-7). This Angel was the fullness of the Spirit which came on the Prophet during the revelation of the Seals; it was "the" Son of man veiled behind "a" son of Man. The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form (I Corinthians 13:10; I Thessalonians 4:16-16; Revelation 10:1-4).
"And He cried mightily with a strong Voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies."
"And I heard another Voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, lest you partake of her sins, and share in her plagues. For her sins have piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Repay her as she has rendered you, and repay her double for her crimes: in the cup she has mixed, mix her a double portion. As she has glorified herself and lived in sensuality, give her like measure of torment and mourning: for she says in her heart, I sit as queen, I am no widow, and shall never see sorrow. Therefore her plagues shall come in one day, pestilence, mourning, and famine; and with fire she shall be utterly burned up. For the Lord God who judges her is mighty".
As the Bride of all Ages will be translated in one day to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the sky, and the nation of Israel will be born-again in one day, Rome will be made desolate in one day.
This heavenly Angel is the Archangel Christ; what He spoke through Brother Branham on earth God echoed from heaven in confirmation. When the last member predestinated to Christ's end-time Bride has answered the call to come out of Rome and her once Protestant daughters "into the unity of the faith" the Gentile dispensation will close with an earthquake that sinks Los Angeles (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:14-17; Revelation 14:9-13; 18:21-24). "After this [earthquake] . . . the end-time Bride hears the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice, and honour Him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come to pass and His wife has made herself ready. And it is granted to her to be dressed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of the saints. Then the Angel said to me, Write, Blessed are they who are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And He said to me, These are the true sayings of God" (Revelation 19:1; 6-9).
Christ calls His people out from organized religion because He is no longer a mediator for ignorance of the Word. And after the fullness of the revealed Word has illuminated the world through the printed and recorded "letter only" of the Message, and "in the Spirit" through Christ's end-time Bride "prophesying the revelation of the Message again before many peoples and nations and tongues, and kings," the Bride is dressed in THUS SAITH THE LORD of the Message, and the unrepentant world church system having committed the unforgivable sin must be destroyed, for God cannot bless what He has cursed nor curse what He has blessed (Revelation 10:8-11; Hebrews 6:4-8; I John 5:16-17; Numbers 22-24).
The Lord has sent and vindicated the prophet William Branham in our day, but he was not just a prophet, Brother Branham was the covenant Prophet who foreran and introduced Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming. So the soul that does not receive his Message will be cast into the great tribulation (Malachi 4:6; I Thessalonians 5:1-5; II Thessalonians 2:7-13; Revelation 22:17-19). We are required to understand and live by the revelationNOT the "letter only" of his THUS SAITH THE LORD. We are already placed in Christ by our new birth as stage one of our adoption. Having recognized we are living in the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's feast of Pentecost we must do no servile work like trying to "work" our way to righteousness or interpret the Scriptures, as Christ completed salvation's "work" on Calvary and has now given us the perfect interpretation of His Word. Like Ruth after Boaz had performed his duty as her kinsman redeemer, we are to rest in the SON-Light of the mighty Angel who illuminated the earth with His glory until it takes all the "I, me and myself" out of us and we come under pre-eminence to Him through the inspiration of faith, not the groundless hope of ignorant belief in the "letter only." This bring us to the second stage of our adoption or placing, which is maturity under pre-eminence to the Word in preparation for the manifestation of the Sons of God after the sinking of Los Angeles when God will honour our inspired words spoken under pre-eminence to gather glory through us and instill us with faith for translation grace and our "full adoption".
Here is a lesson from the Old Testament for Christ's end-time Bride. Shemaiah was a prophet under Rehoboam, commissioned to charge the king and his 180,000 warriors not to fight against their brethren of Israel, but to return every man to his house instead of striving to regain northern Israel from Jeroboam (I Kings 12:21; II Chronicles 11:2), for the severance was the Lord's doing (I Kings 11:26-39; 12:15, 23).
Now God sent Shemaiah to Jeroboam who had set up golden calves in Bethel and in Dan, built shrines at high places and ordained priests from the rank and file of those who were not Levites. Finding Jeroboam burning incense by the altar at Bethel he prophesied against the altar, declaring a prince of Judah named Josiah would be born to the house of David, and he will sacrifice the priests upon the altar of the counterfeit temple at Bethel. (Thus Josiah was named 300 years before he was born as Isaiah named Cyrus 150 years before he was born). "And he said, This is the sign that the Lord has spoken: This altar shall split and its ashes will spill to the ground." The king immediately stretched forth his hand and commanded Shemaiah's arrest, but his arm became paralyzed in that position as a wide crack appeared in the altar and its ashes poured out, vindicating the Word of God's prophet from whom the king begged prayer that his arm might be made whole. He did so and his arm was restored.
King Jeroboam now invited the prophet to his home for refreshments and a reward, but Shemaiah declined, saying, "Even if you gave me half your palace, I will not go in with you, and I will not eat bread or drink water in this place: the Lord has charged me strictly not to eat or even drink water in this place, and not to return to Judah on the road by which I came. So he went back another way." But another prophet met him and extended hospitality, with the assurance that the Lord had spoken to him by an angel directing Shemaiah to eat and drink at his home. But he lied.
THUS SAITH THE LORD brings eternal Life when it is received into a heart of faith but damnation when it is rejected, for God does not change His mind on His Word (Malachi 3:6; John 3:18; Hebrews 13:8). So when Shemaiah reasoned with the words of a lying prophet against the vindicated simplicity of THUS SAITH THE LORD, God took his life. He surely knew that God's first decision is absolute and that He can never change His mind on His Word. Galatians 1:6-9, "I am amazed that you are so readily deserting God who called you by the grace of Christ, and turning to a different gospel: not that there is another gospel, but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel that differs from what we have preached, let him be accursed. I will say it again: If any man preaches any other gospel contrary to what you have received, let him be accursed".
The Lord had rejected Jeroboam's carnal offering and his impersonation of the faith delivered by His prophets. Not even THUS SAITH THE LORD brought true repentance to this apostate king, and the northern kingdom of Israel was ultimately dissolved on account of its idolatry as Revelation 17 and 18 prophesy God will destroy the counterfeit church because of her idolatrous impersonation of Christianity.
Hebrews 10:38-39, "He whom I find righteous shall live by faith: but if he shrinks back, My soul will not be pleased in him. But we are not of those who shrink back to perdition".
Brother Branham said, "The mere association of kind hearted people with the true believer might well bring death in return for their kindness" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 116:1). Although Shemaiah was illuminated and endured a great flight of afflictions, first in turning Judah from idolatry (II Chronicles 12), and then in prophesying against Jeroboam and Israel, he cast away his confidence in God's command with its rich reward, and God took his life (I Kings 13:23-26).
We must make our calling and election sure by building our faith on the Rock of revelation from Above, against which the gates of hell shall not prevail. After he is cast down to earth Satan will not be bluffed by denominational psychology or Message quotes without revelation; and the 'third pull' will only operate when God recognizes you as His Son and does what you have spoken because you have done as He has spoken. In that day your only hope and stay will be the Lord Jesus; unless you have THUS SAITH THE LORD and He confirms your word as He confirmed Shemaiah's word by fracturing the altar and pouring out its ashes almost as he spoke, you will enter the tribulation.
Shemaiah listened to an enticing spirit speaking through another prophet: the mystery of iniquity is already working in the children of disobedience and God is allowing them to delude those who are not born-again "that they should believe the lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (II Thessalonians 2:7-12). We must say the right thing to God, not be deceived on the "letter only" of Brother Branham's THUS SAITH THE LORD without its revelation like the denominational world is deceived on Jesus' THUS SAITH THE LORD without its revelation as in Matthew 28:19.
THUS SAITH THE LORD in continuity from Genesis to Revelation is the only Rock that will not be moved, the One Rock on which you can stand. All other ground is shifting sand. All other ground is shifting sand. Brother Kerry Spencer-Salt wrote the following words which are instructive to those who have truly entered Christ's rest in this last day to the point at which they trust Him to overcome, heal, reveal or provide . . . and then stand.
THE STEADFAST PRINCIPLEThe Fighting Position of Grace
It occurred to me to say that the great weapons of our warfare are defensive, then I was given the following:
The apostle Paul laboured in Ephesians over the weapons of our warfare but his frame of reference for them all is not to say they are of attack but rather with them we must "stand".
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, TO STAND" (Ephesians 6:13).
When all is said and done, and at the end of the day and when we are fully armoured in the Kingdom, we are told not to attack but "to stand." This is bad sense in the flesh, for one general of the world has said, on being asked which side wins, "the one that advances." But this is not so in the Kingdom of God; rather we are told "to stand"!
The reason being that we are not in a kingdom of the flesh but the Kingdom of the Spirit, and it not just "a spirit" but the Spirit of God who has declared in His word "That no flesh should glory in His Presence" (I Corinthians 1:29).
If we attack, we attack in our strength and if we attack the glory goes to usGod will not have this! So the rule of the Kingdom is that we "stand," and in "standing," it is the armour of God that takes the pounding and enables us to stand, and here, the glory goes to He who made and formed the armourthe glory goes to God. Our job is to praise God for the armour He has given us!
How then do we achieve victory if we cannot fight? The answer is that we must understand that the glory must go to Godwe must be in a position where God will fight for us. Hence, the weapons with which we fight are those that give God the glory. So it is not that we do not have weapons of attack, "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds" (II Corinthians 10:4).
So while the "weapons of our warfare are mighty" they are not of the flesh and they are not of attack. The weapons may be listed thus:
- Faith in the revealed Word of God
- Prayer, Praise
These weapons are powerful for they have as a foundation our own weakness, and from here God can give forth grace. In our humility "He gives more grace. Wherefore He says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble" (James 4:6). In this fighting position of grace, it can be declared "My grace is sufficient for you: for My strength is made perfect in your weakness" (II Corinthians 12:9) for in our perfect weakness, the glory of any victory will go to God. When God is free to show this strength through His fallen but redeemed vessel, He is in a position to act and uphold His glory.
So as (in Prayer, Praise and Fasting and 'perfecting holiness') we declare our weakness, we place ourselves in a position where we can ask He who is strong to grant us the victory. This principle has never changed as we serve a God that does not change (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8) and this God has declared the steadfast principle, "WE MUST STAND".
Did Moses fight the pursuing Egyptian army?
"And Moses said to the people, FEAR YE NOT, STAND STILL, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see again no more forever" (Exodus 14:13).
Did Moses fight the pursuing Egyptian army? No, Moses did not fight: the answer Moses gave to the people was "Fear ye not, stand still"; Here the first children of God took on the prescribed armour and were "able to withstand in the evil day"; to withstand the evil day, "having done all, [they had] to stand"; this is the rule of the kingdomso that the glory could go to the Lord.
This was the Moses' principle and it was the Word of the Lord to Jahaziel. When King Jehoshaphat was confronted by the enemy he humbled himself to the Word of God's prophet, who declared the first principle of spiritual fighting: "THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S".
For Jahaziel said, "Hearken, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat, THUS SAITH THE LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's" (II Chronicles 20:15).
Jehoshaphat continued with the second principle of spiritual fighting (STAND YE): "You will not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, STAND YE STILL, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you" (II Chronicles 20:17).
If you stand still, you will see the "salvation of the Lord"; if you fight you will see 'your salvation'; and this will be a poor salvation indeed for "Neither is there salvation in any other Name: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
Jehoshaphat knew he was in a place where the salvation he and his army could bring would be a sorry salvation; indeed, it would be no salvation at all. He wanted a full salvation for his people, and this could only come from God, so he declared "for the battle is not yours, but God's. . . STAND YE STILL, and see the salvation of the Lord!"
Jehoshaphat knew the spiritual principles; he had faithfully declared them. But understanding is not enough in the kingdom; for it is not enough to know, we must also act on what we know (James 1:22)!
Jehoshaphat won the victory on his "evil day," with the third principle of spiritual fighting (PLACE YOURSELF IN WEAKNESSSO GRACE MAY ABOUND). So Jehoshaphat (like Moses) asked his people to stand, and when he asked them to move, he asked them to move in their weakness so that the grace of God could be extended to themhe sent singers before the sword!
"And as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so you shall be established; believe His prophets, so you shall prosper. And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for His mercy endures forever" (II Chronicles 20:20-21).
Moses destroyed Pharaoh with a rod and Jehoshaphat took singers before the sword. The rule of the kingdom is if you have won a victory, it is a small victory indeed for God will only allow the great victories to be won by Himself.
Thank you, Brother Kerry for that blessing.
Brother Branham said, "The outside religious world cries, "Who is this? What is this?" But we know what it is. We see the nature of it. We see what it does. Now, see if it's the Spirit of Christ. If it's the Spirit of Christ, it'd be like the woman standing at the well, a man and a woman. Now you and I won't be them, no, but the Spirit of Him is here, and He has to use my lips, because His body is setting at the right hand of God in glory. His Spirit is here. And then if my spirit becomes His Spirit and my spirit can get out of the way by a gift, just move back by a way I have doing it by a gift, then His Spirit will speak. Is that right?" (Who is This? #59-1122).
"A gift is not, "I got power to do this; I got power." Your power of a gift is get yourself out of the way. And the gift that God has give you, operates through that then (See?) after you're out of the way. See?" (Perseverant, p. 28:234).
In the Seventh Seal Brother Branham said, "Then heavens couldn't write that. Heavens can't know about it, nothing else, because there's nothing to go on. It's a relaxing time. It was so great till it's kept secret from the Angel" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 558). Brother Branham was saying that the holy convocation or fiftieth day of the antitype of the Pentecostal feast has begun and because we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word we must rest in revelation (not in the "letter only") of the Message, for revelation is the tie post of the soul, the Spiritual umbilical cord through which God sustains and strengthens us with His Own Life until the "full adoption." Therefore we must not allow our ten senses to reason us out of this Spiritual holy convocation into the natural, material world by disrupting the divine communion but rest and allow revelation to lead us to our jubilee where faith is transformed into sight, this perishable puts on imperishability and this mortal puts on immortality.
We must learn to "let go and let God," because no matter how diligent we are in trying to work our way to righteousness, "There is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one" (Romans 3:10-12). Christ is our righteousnessJehovah-Tsidkenu. He has won the victory; He has overcome and achieved for us; all of our promises and our hopes are in Him. On Him we must depend lest we crucify Him afresh as Moses, overcome by mortal senses, smote the Rock a second time. Typing church organization which failed God, he testified to the insufficiency of the Word and took glory to himself and God took Moses life. The Word is sufficient and if we are truly adopted or placed in the Word, we will bring our natural senses under pre-eminence that He may "finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth" (Romans 9:28).
Jesus' forty-day wilderness temptation types the proving of His end-time Bride during the manifestation of the Sons of God while the sleeping saints are being resurrected. Jesus did not apply His intellect to persuade His adversary; He simply spoke the revealed Word of God and stood His ground. The Word is our defense, our strength and strong shield. The Word was His sword, and the Word will be our sword. I don't believe we will be quoting Scripture but fulfilling Scripture as we speak our needs with authority like Jesus, when He commanded: "Begone, Satan, for it is written. . ."
"Christ in the True Church is a continuation of the Book of Acts. But the Book of Revelation shows how the antichrist spirit would come into the church and defile it, making it lukewarm, formal and powerless. It exposes Satan, revealing his works (the attempted destruction of God's people and the discrediting of God's Word) right down to the time he is cast into the lake of Fire. He fights that. He cannot stand it. He knows that if the people get the TRUE REVELATION of the TRUE CHURCH and what she is, what she stands for and that SHE CAN DO THE GREATER WORKS, she will be an invincible army. If they get a true revelation of the two spirits within the framework of the Christian church, and by God's Spirit discern and withstand the antichrist spirit, Satan will be powerless before her. He will be as definitely thwarted today as when Christ withstood his every effort to gain power over Him in the desert. Yes, Satan hates revelation. But we love it. With true revelation in our lives, the gates of hell cannot prevail against us, but we will prevail over them" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 15:3).
The purpose of teaching is to show us our place in the Word and establish us in our position in the Body. We must know who we are and by what authority we pray to speak with the assurance of Jesus when He said, "Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up" (John 2:19). Jesus knew precisely what He meant, and did not seek to justify His Words with his intellectuals who were not His sheep. And we who are predestinated unto the adoption of Sons by Jesus Christ to God Himself with THUS SAITH THE LORD will speak and stand as the Word manifests what we have said. nl588.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.