Bible Believers' Newsletter 636
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Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
June 9, 2010 What happens in Bilderberg stays in Bilderberg, except for policy; that gets everywhere.
Just this weekend the former NATO secretary general, Willy Claes (Bilderberg 1994) [who was obliged to resign because a corruption scandal], said on Belgian radio that at Bilderberg each participant is given a report and they are "considered to use this report in setting their policies in the environments they affect." His remark reveals the Bilderberg dynamic: the flowing of policy out from Bilderberg and into the world, from power towards political implementation, from the steering committee to the guest members.
[Bilderberg Agenda 2010: Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations. Approximately 130 participants guardian.co.uk]. But never mind what the agenda of Bilderberg might be (and when one says "Bilderberg", one is really talking about its steering committee of 33 people [surely not all 33o Masons]). Never mind where you stand on the project for a united Europe, or the usefulness of a global currency. Never mind what they're talking about. Never mind when the attack on Iran is scheduled. Simply understand that a very important, seriously managed conference has just taken place.
Full story: guardian.co.uk
Crisis to redistribute Wealth via Cap & Trade in Quest for NWO?
June 17, 2010 Do you remember when the Deepwater Horizon well and platform explosions happened? In case you forgotApril 10, 2010. . . three days after [it] sank . . . the Dutch government called Obama and offered to loan BP ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and a plan to quickly build sand barriers to protect the marshlands . . . 13 different countries offered to help clean the oil sludge from the Gulf. . . the Obama Administration turned all of them down. . . as Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel so aptly told the media during the housing and credit disasters that led to over $3 trillion in new taxes on generations of Americans in February, 2009, you ". . . never let a crisis go to waste."
Full story: jonchristianryter.com
Comment: See the linked articles on newswithviews.com. Also Part I and Part II of Adrian Salbuchi's latest report on how the 12 transitional triggers deployed by the New World Order Power Elite to wrap-up Globalization and usher in a World Government, are interfacing and interacting.
CONFIRMED: Destruction of 9-11 Options Trading Documents
June 15, 2010 Explosive new information has broken with regard to destruction of pre-9/11 options trading records. Just prior to 9/11, someone (or group of people) bought large amounts of put options on various airline stocks. Put options gain in value when a stock goes down. The airline stocks went down after 9/11. . . At least one Wall Street firm reported their suspicions about this activity to the SEC shortly after the attack . . .
David Callahanexecutive editor of SmartCEOsubmitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the SEC regarding the pre-9/11 put options. Here's how the SEC replied:
"This letter is in response to your request seeking access to and copies of the documentary evidence referred to in footnote 130 of Chapter 5 of the September 11 (9/11) Commission Report. . . We have been advised that the potentially responsive records have been destroyed". Full story: zerohedge.com economicpolicyjournal.com
Secrets of the Federal Reserve: The London Connection
This is the only book which has been burned in Germany since World War II.
Eustace Mullins wrote: "My original book had traced and named the shadowy figures in the United States who planned the Federal Reserve Act. I now discovered that the men whom I exposed in 1952 as the shadowy figures behind the operation of the Federal Reserve System were themselves shadows, the American fronts for the unknown figures who became known as the "London Connection." I found that notwithstanding our successes in the Wars of Independence of 1812 against England, we remained an economic and financial colony of Great Britain. For the first time, we located the original stockholders of the Federal Reserve Banks and traced their parent companies to the London Connection. . .
I have sounded the toxin that the Federal Reserve System is not Federal; it has no reserves; and it is not a system at all, but rather, a criminal syndicate. From November, 1910, when the conspirators met on Jekyll Island, Georgia, to the present time, the machinations of the Federal Reserve bankers have been shrouded in secrecy. Today, that secrecy has cost the American people a three trillion dollar debt, with annual interest payments to these bankers amounting to some three hundred billion dollars per year, sums which stagger the imagination, and which in themselves are ultimately unpayable. Officials of the Federal Reserve System routinely issue remonstrances to the public, much as the Hindu fakir pipes an insistent tune to the dazed cobra which sways its head before him, not to resolve the situation, but to prevent it from striking him . . .
American history in the twentieth century has recorded the amazing achievements of the Federal Reserve bankers. First, the outbreak of World War I, which was made possible by the funds available from the new central bank of the United States; second, the Agricultural Depression of 1920; third, the Black Friday Crash on Wall Street of October, 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression; fourth, World War IIl fifth, the conversion of the assets of the United States and its citizens from real property to paper assets from 1945 to the present, transforming a victorious America and foremost world power in 1945 to the world’s largest debtor nation in 1990. Today, this nation lies in economic ruins, devastated and destitute, in much the same dire straits in which Germany and Japan found themselves in 1945. Will Americans act to rebuild our nation, as Germany and Japan have done when they faced the identical conditions which we now face--or will we continue to be enslaved by the Babylonian debt money system which was set up by the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 to complete our total destruction? . . Full story: apfn.org
US nears Racial Milestone
June 11, 2010 Whites are on the verge of becoming a minority among newborn children in the US, marking a demographic shift that is already reshaping the nation's politics and economy. . . The Census reported Thursday that nonwhite minorities accounted for 48.6% of the children born in the US between July 2008 and July 2009, gaining ground from 46.8% two years earlier. The trajectory suggests that minority births will soon eclipse births of whites of European ancestry.
"The question is just when," said Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. He guesses the demographic milestone will be crossed in the next few years, and could happen as early as 2011. . . Full story: wsj.com
Comment: Speaking before a special meeting of the Emergency Council of European Rabbis in Budapest on January 12, 1952, Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovich told delegates, ". . . I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. . ." (Jews reveal their plans for the world). A high percentage of Adam's race of all colours are born of incest or adultery, and therefore not in the election (Deuteronomy 23:2).
Theologian: Methodist Seminary is 'abdicating' Christianity
June 11, 2010 Claremont School of Theology, located in Southern California, "is basically abdicating the faith," said Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. . .
Claremont's president, the Rev. Jerry Campbell, announced Wednesday that the seminary will be partnering with Jewish and Islamic schools to offer clerical training to students of various faiths. Students will be trained in their own religious traditions as well as gain understanding of other faiths through shared classes with the Academy for Jewish Religion and the Islamic Center of Southern California. Eventually, the seminary plans to expand its training to include Hinduism and Buddhism, among others. . . Full story: christianpost.com
Comment: Faith is "the mind of God in you." God is not "double-minded" and as there is one faith, "How can two walk together, unless they agree in His Word" (Amos 3:3)?
The Breach between the Church Ages and the Seals Part I
Revelation chapter five is actually the Breach between the Church Ages and the Seals. The Church goes up after Revelation chapter three and does not return until the nineteenth chapter. Therefore, the Church misses the tribulation (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals p. 70:5).
Brother Branham said, "John [the Baptist's] coming was predicted in the Scripture. . . Remember, the last Book of the Old Testament spoke that Elijah would come to the children of Israel before the showing of the Messiah."
"Are you ready? The last Book in the Bible, Revelation, shows us that there will be a return of him in the last days to the Gentile church. Signs. How they miss it. He's prophesied to come again just before the great and the second coming of the Lord. In Malachi the fourth chapter and Revelation also the third chapter tells us that he will be here in the last days, that same one that'll stand in the breach for the people with a little flock that God will give him. He'll come in the last days. God said so. He'll be a sign to this Gentile nation that her time is no more."
"Remember, when he appears on the scene, the time is at hand. Let's pray for God to send him. Time is at hand. As soon as his ministry was finished, Messiah showed Himself" (Revelation 22:10; A True Sign that's Overlooked, p. 29:179-181).
The close of the Seven Church Ages in Revelation 3:21 marked the conclusion of Christ's Mediation and Redemption, and because His end-time Bride was fully redeemed on Calvary, in Revelation 4:1 John represented the whole Body caught up to heaven. In another type He represents Christ's end-time Bride to whom the Door in heaven is revealed still open (in contrast to the door closed against Him on Earth), and we are caught up in the Spirit in response to the heavenly Voice: "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after the Church Ages." We see a Throne standing in heaven and One seated thereon who receives praise, honour and thanksgiving from the twenty-four elders (Israel's Patriarchs and our twelve apostles), who declare, "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and dominion: for You have created all things, and by your will they were created and called into being." In Revelation 5:1 "We also see in the right hand of the One seated on the Throne a Book written within and sealed with Seven Seals on the backside"
"According to Jesus, Himself, who wrote the Revelation, He is set down WITH the Father. The Spirit in Paul (which Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, for that is the Spirit of Prophecy whereby the Word comes) says He is set down at the RIGHT HAND of God. But when John looked he saw only "ONE" upon the throne. And it was not until Revelation 5:6-8 (which follows Revelation 4:2-3 in sequence of time) that we see the "Lamb" taking the Book from "HIM" that sat on the throne, as indicated in Revelation 4:2-3 and 9-10. What is it? It is the mystery of "ONE GOD." He (Jesus), came out from God, became manifested in flesh, died and rose again, and returned to the "Bosom of the Father." As John said, "The only begotten Son which is IN the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him" (John 1:18). It was now time for God (Messiah) to come back to claim His Bride and then present Himself (make Himself known) to Israel. Thus we see God again stepping forth to assume a physical relationship to man as the "Son of David, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and Bridegroom of the Gentile Bride." It is NOT "Two" Gods, but simply ONE GOD manifesting His mighty triune offices and titles" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 22).
Brother Branham said, "Remember, he hadn't seen Him up to this time. Why? He was seated on a throne in there, God's throne [i.e. heaven]. He was on the inside of the sanctuary. He hadn't seen Him till this time, so John was expecting to see a Lion come forth, but he saw a Lamb" (Revelation, Chapter 5, Part I, p. 740:144).
These verses confused the natural-minded men who introduced the Trinity doctrine into Christendom because they could only explain Spiritual things intellectually within the parameters of their pagan Babylonian Roman and Judaic background, and the ghosts of spurious oneness, twoness and threeness beliefs haunt the nominal churches of Christendom. Sincere men who are not Spiritual take the allegory of God's Word literally, and much of the Book of Revelation is allegorical, its meanings hidden in Old Testament symbolsjuxtaposed shadows and types whose teachings, although complimentary, must not be conflated but viewed as distinct acts and scenes of one play. It is expressing redemption's story in human terms so that we may understand how God, who is not a man (Numbers 23:19), could satisfy the requirements of His Own Law and pay sin's price in death as our Kinsman Redeemer when as a Spirit He is not our Kinsman, cannot die, and has no blood to display on the Mercy Seat as the evidence of an atonement.
God being a Saviour, it was necessary that He predestinate a man who would require salvation in order to give Himself reason and purpose of being. He would be unjust were He to make man fall, so He placed him on free moral agency knowing he would fall, knowing he would be lost, yet "He was not willing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (II Peter 3:9), but man had to fall in order that God might display His attributes to all men as Redeemer and Saviour, a God of justice and mercy. Sickness and poverty came into the world that He might reveal His attributes as Healer and Provider, so the great Redeemer became our Saviour, and all God's goodness dwelleth in Him.
As we study Revelation four and five, which are a parenthesis between chapters three and six, we must not conflate allegories or mix metaphors. For example Christ is seated on the Throne according to Matthew 28:18, I Corinthians 15:20-25 and Hebrews 1:3; in Revelation 1:11-20 He is standing in the midst of the seven lampstands, while in Revelation 5:6 He advances from the altar of sacrifice in the outer court where He has lain for two thousand years, yet for the same period He has stood in the Sanctuary as High Priest. We must not attempt to choreograph this medley of roles literally. The One person of God is playing different roles to portray His plan of redemption in terms men can assimilate as foreshadowed under the Law.
According to John 1:18, "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the intimate Presence of the Father has revealed Him in visible manifestation whereby He can be seen and made known".
John 12:44-45, "Jesus cried and said, He who believes in Me, believes not in Me, but in Him that sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me".
John 14:6-11, "Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and eternal Life: no man comes to the Father, but through Me [the propitiation or Mercy Seat]. Had you known who I am, you would have known My Father also: henceforth you know Him and have seen Him."
"Philip said, Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied."
"Jesus replied, Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father? Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The Words that I say to you I speak not on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does His works. Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me: or else believe Me on account of the works themselves".
Quoting Revelation 3:14, Brother Branham said, "The beginning of the creation of God." That is who the Lord Jesus says He is. But those words don't mean exactly as they sound to us. Just taking them the way they sound has made some people (in fact multitudes of people) get the idea that Jesus was the first creation of God, making Him lower than Godhead. Then this first creation created all the rest of the universe and whatsoever it contains. But that is not right. You know that doesn't line up with the rest of the Bible. The words are, "He is the BEGINNER or AUTHOR of the creation of God." Now we know for a surety that Jesus is God, very God. He is the Creator. John 1:3, "All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made." He is the One of Whom it is said, Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Also it says in Exodus 20:11, "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day." See, there is no doubt that He is the Creator. He was the Creator of a FINISHED PHYSICAL CREATION."
"Surely we can see what these words mean now. To have any other interpretation would mean that God created God. How could God be created when He, Himself, is the Creator?"
"But now He is standing in the midst of the Church. As He stands there revealing who He is in this last Age, He calls Himself the "Author of the creation of God." This is ANOTHER CREATION. This has to do with the Church. This is a special designation of Himself. He is the CREATOR of that church. The heavenly Bridegroom created His own Bride. As the Spirit of God, He came down and created in the Virgin Mary the cells from which His body was born. I want to repeat that. He created the very cells in the womb of Mary for that body. It was not enough for the Holy Spirit to simply give life to a human ovum supplied by Mary: That would have been sinful mankind producing a body. That would not have produced the "Last Adam." Of Him it was said "Lo a body hast Thou (Father) prepared for Me." God (not Mary) provided that body. Mary was the human incubator and she carried that Holy Child and brought Him to birth. It was a God-man. He was the Son of God. He was of the NEW creation. Man and God met and joined; He was the first of this new race. He is the head of this new race. Colossians 1:18, "And He is the Head of the Body, the Church: Who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence." II Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things are become new." There you can see that though man was of the OLD ORDER or creation, now in UNION WITH CHRIST, he has become the NEW CREATION of God. Ephesians 2:10, "For we are His workmanship CREATED IN UNION WITH CHRIST JESUS unto good works." Ephesians 4:24: "And that ye put on the NEW MAN which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." This New Creation is not the old creation made over, or it could not be called a new creation. This is exactly what it says it is, "NEW CREATION". It is another creation, distinct from the old one. No longer is He dealing by ways of the flesh. That was how He dealt with Israel. He chose Abraham, and of Abraham's issue through the godly Isaac line. But now out of every kindred, tribe and nation He has purposed a new creation. He is the first of that creation. He was God created in the form of man. Now by His Spirit He is creating many Sons unto Himself. God the creator, creating Himself a part of His creation."
"This is the true revelation of God. This was His purpose. This purpose took form through election. That is why He could look right down to the last age when all would be over and see Himself still in the midst of the church, as author of this New Creation of God. His Sovereign power brought it to pass. By His own decree He elected the members of this New Creation. He predestinated them to the adoption of children according to the good pleasure of His will. By His omniscience and omnipotence He brought it to pass. How else could He know that He would be standing in the midst of the church receiving glory from His brethren if He did not make sure? All things He knew, and all things He worked out according to what He knew in order that His purpose and good pleasure be brought to pass" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 36:2-4).
"Christ Jesus is the [visible] image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature [in the new creation]" (Colossians 1:15). "The Word of Life was from the beginning; we have heard Him, we have seen Him with our eyes, and our hands have handled and touched Him. The Life was manifested, and we have seen, and are witnessing and announcing to you the eternal Life which was with the Father and was manifest to us" (I John 1:1-2).
"The Book in the right hand of the One seated on the Throne, written within and sealed on the back with Seven Seals" is the Title Deed to the dominion Adam had forfeited to Satan. It belonged to God, "the possessor of heaven and earth," so Satan's tenure expired the day our Kinsman Redeemer, the Lamb of God, claimed redemption's rights and became the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Whereas we may see two or three characters, in reality this is a play in which, as we have shown, One God is playing multiple characters to explain the heavenly transaction in a manner familiar to earthlings.
"The Book is a scroll written within and sealed on the backside with Seven Seals." John is distinguishing the written Word inside the Bookveiled in allegory and illustrated by symbolsfrom the spoken Word of the Voices of the Seven Thunders he was forbidden to write. It was not a cerise ribbon and wax but these unwritten mysteries outside the scroll that bound our understanding of the written Word within but which have been opened by the "Shout" of Brother Branham's Message to expound the written Words and call the virgin out from Rome and her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches to meet the Bridegroom in the unity of the faith (Revelation 10:4, 7; Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Ephesians 4:13).
Revelation 5:2-5, "I further saw a strong Angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the Book, and to break its Seals? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the Book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the Book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders said to me, Weep not: you see, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered and proven Himself worthy to open the Book, and to break its Seven Seals".
No man was worthy, but a Lamb-like character had conquered, not by might nor by power, but by submission to the Spirit of God (Zechariah 4:6-7; Matthew 26:42). John expected to see a Lamb, but he saw a Lion. Brother Branham said, "His Mediatorial work was done. He was quit being the Mediator at the end of the Church Age to become the Lion of the tribe of Juda; His mediator work was done. And He was to become a Lion, which was the Judge. . . when He took the Book out of the hand . . . intercession in the Church Age was finished, now He becomes the Redeemer" (Revelation Chapter Five, Part II, p. 770:118, 135). He is no longer in the office of Son of God and Mediator, but Son of man and Judge.
Under God's Law of redemption a near kinsman who was worthy, willing, and able could pay redemption's price (Leviticus 25), which was in this case "life for life" . . . For God said, In the day that you partake of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will surely die" (Genesis 2:17).
The Book of Ruth records how Naomi, her husband and their two sons left Israel to sojourn in the land of Moab in a time of famine. Her husband died and her sons married Moabite women. After ten years they also died and Naomi determined to return to Judah. Her daughter-in-law Ruth accompanied her, and began gleaning after the reapers in the field of Boaz, a wealthy kinsman of Naomi's deceased husband and a type of Christ. Boaz admired the character of the Moabitess, but the only way he could take the beautiful Gentile to wife was to redeem what his brother, Elimelech, had lost. He asked their other brother who was closer if he would redeem it, but he could not and he plucked off his sandal to validate the transaction of redemption and exchange. Boaz then addressed the ten elders and all the people in the gate, "You are witnesses this day that I have bought from Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech, Malon and Chilion, and besides, I acquire as my wife Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to perpetuate the name of the dead in his inheritance, that it shall not be lost from among his brothers and from the gate of his home town".
Naomi types Israel whom Christ had to redeem before He could marry His "Ruth," the Gentile Church. This is a stumbling block for British Israel and so-called Christian Identity believers who imagine Christ is marrying Semitic Israel of the flesh when He is marrying predominantly non-Semitic Israel of the Spirit. As with the Church, there were four stages in Ruth's experience. First was her decision whether to follow her mother-in-law and worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, a type of justification by grace through faith. Then [without "the preparation of the Gospel of peace"] she had to serve barefoot gleaning [the revealed Word of doctrine] behind the reapers, a type of sanctification. In Hebrew, holiness means to be separated to the Lord: the vessels of ministry in God's Temple were washed and set apart for holy service, typing Christ's Bride (Ephesians 5:26). In ancient Israel, sanctification was signified by loosing a grain from its outer husk and chaff. A 'tribulum' or threshing board with blades of flint or iron fixed to its underside was drawn over the stalks of wheat to separate the grain from the chaff. This was followed by winnowing on a high place where both grain and chaff are tossed into the wind. The chaff is blown away and the grain is gathered into the garner.
Then Ruth rested while Boaz went away to do the work of a kinsman Redeemer, typing the new birth or baptism with the Holy Ghost "which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory" (Ephesians 1:14). Our Kinsman Redeemer said, "I am going away to prepare a place for you" (John 14:2-3). With the earnest of our inheritance we are resting, knowing we have passed from death unto Life. After waiting for Boaz to return from the gate, Ruth was rewarded, and Jesus said, "When everything is ready, then I will come again and take you to Myself; that you may always be with Me where I am." He has come back "as a thief in the night." The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Him back to earth in W_O_R_D form (I Corinthians 13:10) to reward His end-time Bride with rapturing revelation.
Revelation 5:6-10, "And I saw a Lamb as if it had been sacrificed standing before the elders midway between the Throne and the four living creatures, having seven horns [or Church Ages] and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth [in the Messages of the seven angels]. And He came and took the Book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne. And when He had taken the Book, the four living creatures [that is the Bride of All Ages] and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the Book, and to open its Seals, for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your Blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, and made us kings and priests to our God: and we shall reign on the Earth".
You are represented by the Living Creature with the face of a flying Eagle. When you recognize the Word for your Age, you have heard your name called from the Lamb's Book of Life (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 473:3-4), and have the assurance you were redeemed in Christ when He was crucified in God's foreknowledge from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). In other words, "You heard from your theophany" (Who is This Melchisedec? p. 17:88). Past, present and future co-exist in different dimensions, thus the rapture is settled: "Those God foreknow He predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, He also called: and whom He called, He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. . . [with this assurance you have rest, knowing that] neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate you from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus your Lord . . . But make your calling and election sure by studying to show yourself approved of God, a workman who need not be ashamed, by rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (Romans 8:29-30, 38-39; II Timothy 2:15).
Revelation 5:11-14, "And I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders [indicated by the circle]: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing. And I heard every creature in heaven and on the Earth and under the Earth and on the sea, and everything in them, saying, To Him that sits on the Throne, and to the Lamb be blessing and honour and glory and power forever and ever. And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped".
Christ has taken the Title Deed to His and our inheritance; it is time for all creation to worship Him. In chapter six the living creatures (or Bride under each of the four Seals of redemption) will exclaim in great anticipation, "Come," as He breaks the Seal under which they were born-again to reveal how they were redeemed in each Church Age.
In Revelation chapter four we saw that Redemption is over; there being no more Blood on the Mercy Seat it has become a Judgment Seat. In the Old Testament when the blood was removed there was a cleansing of the Sanctuary. But this Earth is God's footstool or Judgment Seat, and since we are the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, our presence makes Earth a Mercy Seat, withholding God's judgment (William Branham, Christ is the Mystery of God Revealed, p. 57:434; Revelation 12:8; 15:8). We are the generation that will not see death.
When it comes time for the cleansing of this sanctuary, Earth will go into convulsions with great spasms of earthquakes as it was at Christ's resurrection. After three days He resurrected and ascended to clean the heavenly sanctuary of the sins of the Old Testament saints with His precious Blood; then He descended and led them captive of eternal Life. From Calvary to His ascension the faith of the believers was on trial, a type of the soon-coming manifestation of the Sons of God, but on the fiftieth day or jubilee their past sins were remitted and they were restored to grace from "the curse of the Law" and baptized with the Holy Spirit and Fire. Satan could not hold God's people any longer: the Kinsman Redeemer had paid the price and marked His Own.
The Capstone Bride is living in the antitype of the fiftieth day of the holy convocation of the Pentecostal feast. Unlike the saints of the Sardis, Philadelphian and Laodicean Church Ages, we are not working to figure out the meaning of a closed Book, but resting, rewarded with the perfect interpretation of the Word. For forty-seven years the Son of God has been crucified afresh without their walled cities by denominational believers as blind as the so-called Jews and Israelites who crucified the Son of man (Revelation 3:17-20). The cleansing of the heavenly Sanctuary will commence when Satan is cast down to Earth, followed after three days by the beginning of the resurrection and glorification of the Church Age saints and the manifestation of the 'third pull' in "we who are alive and remain." Then "when the day of Pentecost has fully come" again, God's Throne guards, foreshadowed as four living creatures, will meet the Lord in the metaphorical King's Chamber of the Pyramid, the "little room" of Brother Branham's Tent Vision where He will meet them in the 'third pull' for manifestation as He met Brother Branham in his 'third pull' for revelation, and translate them to the Wedding Supper in the sky. Thus there will be no living creature to announce the Fifth Seal, for the Church misses the tribulation. Satan's unseen 'parousia' coming will incarnate the pope, and "that Wicked one will be revealed, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and lying wonders" (II Thessalonians 2:6-12). nl636.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.