Bible Believers' Newsletter 708
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our wonderful, wonderful Jesus, He is my friend, true to the end, and may God bless you.
It is good to be with you again. I pray our Lord meets you as you study our exposition of "Zechariah Chapter Thirteen," proving all things in your own Bible.
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
US Thwarts Alleged Iranian Plot on Saudi Envoy
October 11, 2011 The US Justice Department says it has broken up a plot involving an elite Iranian military unit to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington. An Iranian-born US citizen is in custody in connection with the alleged plot, for which the Iranian government denies involvement.
The alleged plot, detailed in charges filed in US federal court in New York and later by Attorney General Eric Holder, marks a major escalation in long-standing US charges of Iranian involvement in terrorism. According to the court papers, an Iranian-born American citizen approached a US government informant in Texas seeking the help of a Mexican drug cartel in killing the Saudi ambassador to Washington. The Iranian-American, identified as Manssor Arbabsiar, has been in US custody since late last month and is said to have confessed to his role in the plot. . . Full story: voanews.com
Comment: Another infantile CIA plot announced by a reputed liar.
Occupy Wall Street EXPOSED . . . It's Bogus
October 4, 2011 With Soros funding this event, the organization and orchestration was just too well planned and executed. It means that the so-called DEMANDS the protestors would have made, would have lead into what the bankers intended to have happen anyway. Example: DO AWAY WITH THE FEDERAL RESERVE! Well, that is their plan when they globalize anyway. Everything globally will be centralized in Switzerland at Rothschilds BIS bank which is the bankers' bank. There will be no 'central banks of Europe' nor any 'Federal Reserve Bank' in the USA. They literally won't be needed anymore. Lets see if they call for the removal of the Federal Reserve . . . WITHOUT THE AUDIT.
Full story: whitewraithe.wordpress.com
Comment: It would seem George Soros is connected to the US Day of Rage aka Occupy Wall Street through The Ruckus Society. The Ruckus Society receives funding from the Tides Foundation and George Soros' Open Society Institute provides grants to Tides, including a mere $4.2 Million in 2008, the last year figures are available. Several paragraphs down you'll find more on the hopes for a Robin Hood tax, and rewriting our US Constitution, among other little Marxist dreams, including violence since 'fiscal reform' probably won't do the job. ronpaulforums.com
"Ketchup" decided to go to New York after reading the Canadian magazine Adbusters, which called for the occupation, although she noted that when she got to the park Adbusters had no discernible presence.
The lords of finance in the looming towers surrounding the park, who toy with money and lives, who make the political class, the press and the judiciary jump at their demands, who destroy the ecosystem for profit and drain the US Treasury to gamble and speculate, took little notice of Ketchup or any of the other scruffy activists on the street below them. The elites consider everyone outside their sphere marginal or invisible. And what significance could an artist who paid her bills by working as a waitress have for the powerful? What could she and the others in Zuccotti Park do to them? What threat can the weak pose to the strong? Those who worship money believe their buckets of cash, like the $4.6 million JPMorgan Chase gave a few days ago to the New York City Police Foundation, can buy them perpetual power and security. Masters all, kneeling before the idols of the marketplace, blinded by their self-importance, impervious to human suffering, bloated from unchecked greed and privilege, they were about to be taught a lesson in the folly of hubris. truth-out.org
In 1963 Brother Branham said, "See, the Catholics is the richest group in the world, nobody like them. And what they don't have, the Jews has the rest. . . Castro, the only sensible thing that he ever done, was when he counterfeited the currency and paid off the notes, the bonds and burnt them and changed the currency. That's the only thing he could do. And there's only one thing left for this United States to do. . . The love of money is the root of all evil. And I believe that right along in there will start the ball a-rolling. Now, the Catholic church back there from charging for mass and so forth, holds the wealth of the world. You remember, the Bible said she was rich, and how she was. And remember, not only just on one nation, she's rich on every nation there is under heaven. She reaches out. She has the money. Now, what they don't have, Wall Street has which is controlled by the Jews.
Now, and you remember he got the money. When Jacob returned . . . and become Israel, he really had the money, but his money wouldn't buy him nothing (See?) to Esau. Esau had it too . . . they might want to consolidate together on the money . . . the Roman power take the Jewish power of money, breaking the covenant. [Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:10-18]. . . Now . . . we're drawing . . . currency off of the tax money of forty years from now. . . You see, our gold is. . . We've done spent it. We're broke. We don't have any money; and we're only living off of a past reputation" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 504:Q28).
State Legislatures ignoring what Whole World can See
October 10, 2011 "Paper is poverty, . . . it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself" (Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1788. ME 7:36).
"The markets are focused on the imminent default by Greece. But, this is not the most important issue now. The historic development the markets have not priced in as that Germany is preparing to exit the Euro. The markets are very likely to have to contend with the re-introduction of Deutsche Marks in the near future. This is bound to mean a collapse in the value of the Euro for those countries that will remain in it (devaluation for the rest of Europe). This step may seem unthinkable but, I believe that the German government is telling us in multiple ways that there is no other solution from their point of view. It is also why you will hear various policy makers at the G7 meeting his weekend echo Christine Lagard's comment that the world economy is entering a "dangerous new phase." This was certainly the atmosphere at Jackson Hole where policy makers openly talked about entering a period of history where we would face challenges beyond the scope of anything we have seen in our careers". . . Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: Brother Branham said, "When God sends forth a Message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God" (Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100; Amos 8:11).
The Prophet explained, "After the Church is taken away, Rome and the Jews will make a covenant with one another. The Bible said they would, with the holy people. And now notice, they'll make it, because why? This nation is going to be busted, and the rest of the world that's on the gold standard is busted. You know that. If we're living off of taxes, due bills for forty years from now, where are we at? There's only one thing can happen. That's to call in the currency and pay off the bonds; and we can't do it. Wall Street owns them, and Wall Street's controlled by the Jews; the rest of it's in the Vatican, and the Jews has got the rest of it in Wall Street with the commerce of the world.
We can't call it in. And if we could do it, do you think these whiskey guys and all these tobacco people with billions times billions of dollars a year and write off all their income tax for old vulgar pictures and things like that, go out in Arizona there and buy millions of acres of land . . . and dig them big wells at fifty thousand dollars and pay it off with income tax? And they'd put you in jail if you don't pay yours. But they write it off and throw up wells and send bulldozers in. . . and the next turn around with their money they made (they have got to make an investment) and put houses, projects in there and sell them for millions of dollars. Do you think them guys is going to compromise to change the currency? Like this fellow down here Castro did. He done the only smart thing he ever did do then, when he destroyed the bonds: paid them off and destroyed them. Notice, but we can't do that. These guys won't let us.
The rich merchants of the earth hold it, and then there's only one thing to do: The Catholic church can pay it off. She's the only one that's got the money; she can do it, and she will do it. And in doing this to get it, she'll compromise with the Jews and make a covenant . . . when she does this and makes this covenant, we notice in Daniel 8:23 and 25 he will cause craft to prosper (and craft is manufacturing), in his hand.
And he makes this covenant with the Jews, and in the midst of this three and a half years, he breaks his covenant as soon as he gets the thing wrapped up and gets the money of the Jews tied up. And when he does that, oh, my, oh, my, he's called the antichrist until the end of the Church Age, for he and his children are against Christ and the Word. . . and will be called the antichrist in the sight of God until the end time. Now, but then he'll be called something else ["the beast" when he is incarnate by Satan (Revelation 17:8-18)].
Now, when he gets the money all under control, then he'll break this covenant with the Jews, as Daniel here said he would do it, in the midst of the last half of the seventy weeks of Daniel [Daniel 9:27]. And then, brother, what will he do? He will have all of the world trade and the commerce, a pact with the world, 'cause he'll hold the wealth of the world completely" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 168:5 - 169:7).
America's Conquest of Africa: the Roles of France and Israel
October 6, 2011 The fanning of terrorism in Africa is part of a deliberate strategy used by the US and its allies, including NATO, for opening the door into the African continent by expanding the so-called "Global War on Terror." This will give purpose to the US objective of expanding its military presence in the African continent and it will also justify the creation of the Pentagon's AFRICOM, which is meant to manage Africa by creating an African version of NATO as a means of occupying Africa for Washington. In this regard, the US and its allies have already put budgets aside to fight the very terrorist organizations that they have cooperated with, encouraged, nurtured, armed, and proliferated across the map of Africa from Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Mali to Mauritania, Niger, Algeria, and Nigeria.
The terrorists not only fight for Washington on the ground, but they also interact with Washington and act as frontmen through so-called human rights organizations that promote democracy. On the ground these individuals and organizations destabilize their countries, while they are given forums by Washington to actively work for regime change and military intervention in the name of human rights and democracy. Libya is a clear case of this. Full story: globalresearch.ca
The Bad Fruit
October 2, 2011 Israel's nuclear smuggling network. The explosions that rocked the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant were more powerful than the combustion of hydrogen gas, as claimed by the Tokyo Electric Power Company. The actual cause of the blasts, according to intelligence sources in Washington, was nuclear fission of warhead cores illegally taken from America's sole nuclear-weapons assembly facility. Evaporation in the cooling pools used for spent fuel rods led to the detonation of stored weapons-grade plutonium and uranium.
The facts about clandestine American and Israeli support for Japan's nuclear armament are being suppressed in the biggest official cover-up in recent history. The timeline of events indicates the theft from America's strategic arsenal was authorized at the highest level under a three-way deal between the Bush-Cheney team, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Elhud Olmert's government in Tel Aviv. . . Full story: viewzone.com
9/11 Masterminds Explosive Connections
October 6, 2011 This informative video exposes circumstantial evidence fingering some of the corporations and key individuals networked in the 9/11 coup. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: DiscoverTheNetworks is an interesting informational database with a wealth of data on groups and individuals. Full story: discoverthenetworks.org
'Your Global Future'Death
August 15, 2008 This UN document calls for literally reducing human population by as much as two thirds to three quarters in the next thirty to fifty years. . . Full story: youtube.com
Comment: George Soros sponsored Agenda 21.
Zechariah Chapter Thirteen
Citizens of belligerent modern Israel are mainly non-Semitic, anti-Semitic so-called Jews, Semitic Palestinians, and a few blood Israelites (treated as second class citizens). The Jews are realists convinced of the inevitability of war (of their own making), armed to the teeth by ignorant nominally Christian colonials of 'the City of London' and occupied Germany. They live under the delusion of victory, but two thirds of them will be exterminated or flee Israel as they fled Europe, enabling genuine blood Israelites to return to the land of the Covenant for their redemption and inherit the Jews' infrastructure as their forefathers took possession of infrastructure built by the Jebusite, Canaanite and Hittite forebears of those imposters. Within this third 144,000 will be the elect of God.
When Rome abrogates her agreement with the Jewish banksters after the first three and a half years of Daniel's Seventieth Week their Black Nobility will forsake the revived Holy Roman Empire, re-communize Russia and utterly destroy Vatican City State and the United States, causing Armageddon with the consummation of life (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 18:1-20). Brother Branham said, "Women given the right to vote elected President-elect Kennedythe woman's vote. The wrong man, which will finally be to full control of the Catholic church in the United States; then the bomb comes that explodes her. . . No wonder the vision of the Lord says here that I saw it finally come to a spot where she was just one big smoldering heap. She was blown up. . ." (Hybrid Religion, p. 6:6; 21:7). Not long ago Israel threatened every European capital with nuclear annihilation under their "Sampson option," ignoring the fact that Sampson was an Israelite anointed of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, he was not a Jew.
Talmudic Jews under the delusion they are Israelites regard non-Jews as insects or human cattle culled with impunity whose possessions belong to their "master race." Contrary to Moses, they claim the boundaries of a 'greater' Israel from the Nile to the River Euphrates, embracing most of Egypt's arable land, all of Jordan, Lebanon and Kuwait, parts of Turkey and much of Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iraq. God commanded Moses and the Israelites, whom the so-called Jews impersonate, "You shall not covet . . . anything belonging to your neighbour" (Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 2:5, 9). "Covetousness is idolatry" (Colossians 3:5; Zechariah 13:2), the besetting sin of this people (Exodus 32:1-4). "Willing to justify himself, [the rich young Jew] asked Jesus, Who is my neighbour" (Luke 10:29)? These racist supremacist impersonators consider only fellow Jews as neighbours; whereas Jesus Messiah stated, every man with whom we live or chance to meet, irrespective of his race or religion is our neighbour. Jews regard the Jewish people as their own Messiah, and that according to the Talmud and The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, they will one day rule the world from Jerusalem, as per Illuminati plans for Lucifer's totalitarian one world order espoused by modern Israel's first Prime Minister, David ben Gurion (Isaiah 14:12-17; Daniel 11:45; Look Magazine, January 16, 1962). But Brother Branham said, "I believe one of these days when the united confederation of church goes together and the new pope is brought out of the United States and put over there [in Jerusalem] according to prophecy, then they'll form an image like unto the beast" (Acts of the Holy Spirit, p. 12:87). For the times of the Gentiles" extend to the consummation (Daniel 9:27).
The tragic deficiency of 'Israelis' is hubris: the very word 'Israeli' is a statement that they are not Israelites; the presumption they are the lineal blood descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and g_d's "chosen people," the assumption that they are even a Semitic people, the pretense that Judaism is the faith of Moses and the Old Testament prophets, and that Israel is not now and will not remain under Gentile dominion, is hubris. Moses, the Prophets and their own most eminent scholars state that these so-called Jews are natural Israel's sworn enemy (Genesis 27:39-41), and that as converts to their Judaeo-Roman Catholic church they will martyr Israel's elect.
The 144,000 elect blood Israelites will be born-again then purged during the Great Tribulation and surrender their lives as Christian martyrs (Daniel 12:7, Matthew 27:25, Revelation 6:11, 12:17; 14:1-5). Israeli self-styled Jews overlook the fact modern Israel will be overrun at the close of the Gentile dispensation and two thirds of her population cut off, that is to say, killed; while the elect Israelites will be "brought through the refining Fire of God's Holy Spirit and their newfound faith in Jesus Messiah tried unto death" (Zechariah 13:8-9; Matthew 23:39; 24:13; Revelation 6:11; 16:19).
All 144,000 elect natural Israelites will receive the revelation, repent and be justified and sanctified under the feast of Trumpets ministered by the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4, Matthew 24:31 and Revelation 11:3-6 in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication [following the martyrdom and resurrection of the two prophets in the second half of the Seventieth Week (Revelation 11:7-12) as foretold in Zechariah 12:10 13:1]: and they look shall upon Me [God] whom they have pierced (Psalm 22:16; Matthew 27:25; John 19:37; Revelation 1:7), and they shall mourn for Him [Jehovah-Messiah], as one mourns for his only son, and be in bitterness for Him, as one who is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the [royal] family of the House of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of [David's son] Nathan apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of [Levi's grandson] Shimei apart, and their wives apart; all the remaining families, every family apart, and their wives apart".
"In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the House of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem [signifying the whole nation] for sin and for uncleanness"as the Levites were sprinkled with water mixed with the ashes of a red heifer as a purification from sin (Numbers 8:7; 19:17), and the people were sprinkled to remove uncleanness when contaminated by contact with death so the Israel nation is defiled by their deicide of Messiah. [Because of this the Lord allowed Moses to institute a second Passover on the fourteenth day of the second month (Numbers 9:6-11)]. This Old Testament ritual was the natural type for Ephesians 5:26, "sanctification and cleansing with the washing of water by the Word" signifying revelation by the Holy Spirit cleansing the soul from sin. Zechariah refers to the third of the sixfold purposes of Gabriel's instructions: "to make reconciliation for iniquity" which will be fulfilled in Daniel's Seventieth Week to return Israel to divine fellowship and bring in the glorious millennial reign wherein the Kingdom is restored to Israel (Acts 1:6; Isaiah 9:7).
Our type is Genesis 44 45 where Joseph spoke in a strange tongue and addressed his brethren through an interpreter, dismissing his servants and sending his wife and children into the palace before he revealed himself as the one they had sold to slavers causing their father to believe he was dead. When confronted by their evil, his brothers "made reconciliation for iniquity." O, do you see the type of Jesus Messiah and sense the pathos as 144,000 elect Israelites confront the cruelty of sin, and the penalty that it cost to rid sin from their lives? The second or 'parousia' Coming of Jesus Messiah to Israelmurdered by their forefathers but alive evermorewill sear their consciences as with a hot iron, and as He consoles them they will fulfill Leviticus 16, Daniel 9:24, Zechariah 13, and Revelation 15:2-4.
Before the first Gentile world kingdom fell, the hand of God wrote its doom in unknown tongues on the wall of Belshazzar's palace and interpreted the meaning of those words through His prophet Daniel. And before the last Gentile world kingdom falls He has revealed the doom of Rome, "mystery Babylon the Great," by His prophet William Branham who interpreted the unwritten voices of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 in the Seventh Seal that "finished the mystery of God." And as Joseph's Bride was hidden in the palace and his servants dismissed before he revealed Himself to his brethren, Christ's Bride must be translated and His two servants dismissed (Revelation 11:7-12) before He reveals His second or 'parousia' Coming to "they which pierced Him"; only then can His 144,000 elect brethren "make reconciliation for iniquity".
After Brother Branham read Zechariah 13:1 he said, "There shall be a house open"this brought Ezekiel 43:1-12 to my mind where this ancient sage saw the Shekinah return to a "House not made with hands"the regenerated House of Israel or millennium Temple of 144,000 glorified Israelites indwelt by the Spirit of the Lordnot a stone third temple promoted by the Temple Mount Terrorists and their "idol shepherds" in Message circles (Isaiah 54:1-5; Amos 9:9-12; Acts 15:13-16).
Speaking of His 'parousia' Coming to Israel Jesus said, "Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in the sky: and all the tribes of the Earth [who rejected Him will] mourn [and hide themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and say to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb when they are pricked in their conscience. And three and a half years later the 144,000 will] see [by belated revelation that] the Son of man has come in Clouds of the Shekinah with power and great glory" (Isaiah 13:6-10; 34:4; 54:10; 64:1-2; Jeremiah 4:24; Ezekiel 38:20; Joel 2:1-2; Micah 1:3-4; Nahum 1:5-6; Habakkuk 3:6; Zechariah 14:4-5; Matthew 24:3, 30-31; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7; 6:14-17; 16:20).
The blindness of rabbinical unbelief that made the "fountain opened" in Jesus' side "a fountain sealed" (Song of Songs 4:12; Psalm 36:9; Matthew 15:9) will be removed when the revelation of the Seven Trumpet mysteries pours its Life-giving waters upon penitent hearts (Ezekiel 47:1-10) in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Then Israel will be born-again as a nation in one day "and it will come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem" (Isaiah 4:4-6; Isaiah 66:8; Ezekiel 36:25-28; Joel 3:21; Zechariah 12:3-9; 13:2). In the first half of the Seventieth Week Israel will be defeated (Zechariah 14:2). The prophecies of Zechariah 12 and 13 focus on the final deliverance and salvation of Israel that will take place in the second half of the Week after their revelation of Zechariah 14:3-5.
After the "fountain is opened" to the 144,000 by revelation in Zechariah 12:10 13:1 the following six verses announce a complete extirpation of idolatry and immorality that have always been the chief and most dangerous sins throughout the history of the Old Covenant people, and they will shudder at the mention of their names.
Zechariah 13:2-6, "And it shall come to pass in that day, says the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they will no longer be remembered: and I will also remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land. And it will come to pass, that when any [imposter] yet prophesies, then his father and mother who gave birth to him will say, You shall not live; for you have spoken falsely in the Name of the Lord: and his father and mother who gave birth to him will pierce him when he prophesies. And also it will come to pass in that day, when they prophesy each prophet will be ashamed of his vision; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive".
"[False] prophets" speak in the Name of the Lord without the authority of THUS SAITH THE LORD as apparent from their association with idols and "the spirit of uncleanness." The satanic verses of Judaism's Talmud are idolatrous false prophecy for the Logos alone is God (Matthew 15:1-9) and the punishment of false prophets prescribed in Deuteronomy 13:6-10 and 18:20 is emphatic. Zealous parents will be the first to slay the pretenders (Matthew 10:34-41; Luke 12:51-53); ashamed of their unauthorized prophecies they will strip off the outward hair cloth mantle worn as "wolves in sheep's clothing" to act out a parable of repentance and righteous grief for the sins they were supposedly commissioned to reprove.
One such deceiver, seized by some zealous vindicator of the Law and charged with his crime seeks to deny his identity by claiming, "I am a herdsman, [an occupation inconsistent with that of a prophet]; this is no recent circumstance as I was sold into bondage as a youth." The interrogator still suspects him and questions, "If you have never pretended to be a prophet, whence come those wounds between your hands?" This miserable pretender to prophecy, whose breast is marred with the scars of reasonless wounds received in idolatry, vainly attempts to falsify their origin by claiming, "Those with which I was chastised in the house of my loving relatives."
This man was a pagan with no knowledge of the doctrine of substitution or vicarious atonement by grace through faith. His conscience of sin and punishment was aroused, and believing the God or gods will exact some kind of retribution, he reasons that if he inflicts it on himself he may forestall or diminish their action. We see this ignorance in the self-works of Judaism and the Roman mass, penance, novenas, indulgences, fastings, flagellation and mortifications cheerfully endured as compensations for guilt when "by one offering Christ has perfected forever those who are sanctified . . . and their sins and iniquities He will remember no more. Now where there is remission of these things there is no longer any offering for sin" (Hebrews 10:14, 17-18; Romans 8:1-3; I John 3:9).
Thus the transition from recounting the evasions of a pretender after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week to a dramatic representation of the divine affliction of the good Shepherd: the true Prophet and teacher, the faithful Shepherd whose scars are real and significant, who was not only wounded but slain, and whose death was the salvation of His flock. This dreadful realization confronts the elect 144,000 when they recognize His second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel and understand it was God Himself who aroused the Sword in its scabbard, pointed it at His Fellow and gave the command to "thrust through" their Kinsman Redeemer in substitution for His sheep (Acts 2:22-23).
Zechariah 13:7-9, "Awake, O sword [signifying the judicial power of Rome and the Sanhedrin who had the power to take life (John 19:11)], against My Shepherd, and against the Man that is My Fellow [or equal: Jesus of the New Testament is Jehovah of the Old], says the Lord of hosts: [I Myself will] smite the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered: and I will cause My hand to return in grace for good upon the [144,000] little ones. And it will come to pass, that in all the land in which the Lord had undertaken the office of a shepherd (Zechariah 12:12) that two thirds of Israel will be cut off and die; but the third will be left in the land, says the Lord. But I will bring the remaining third into the fire of the great tribulation, and make [an election] pure as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tried. They will call on My Name [when Rome and her allies send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Israelites after she breaks her covenant with the Jewish banksters], and I will answer: This is My people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God".
Jehovah's "Shepherd" and Equal, the perfect Man in whom is no fault, is contrast with the rabbinical "foolish shepherds," particularly those who will convert to Judaeo-Romanism in "the time of Jacob's trouble." Zechariah 11:15, 17 resumes the prophecy of His betrayal in Zechariah 11:4, 10, 13 and 14, Israel's subsequent punishment, and why He who came to be a blessing was cut off while bestowing the blessing. Messiah's smiting caused His disciples to forsake Him (Matthew 26:31), and scattered His sheep (Zechariah 11:4; Matthew 16:24-25; 26:31; John 16:32; Romans 11:7; II Timothy 3:12; I Peter 4:12); not the Judas goats, but the elect "wretched of the flock" (Zechariah 11:7, 11) enabling them to escape death and spread the Gospel within their hearts by the universal language of Greek along Roman roads to the far corners of the Empire. When Titus' legions besieged Jerusalem there was mass starvation in which cannibalism widely occurred (Leviticus 26:29; Jeremiah 19:9). Josephus, a personal witness to the events, claims that over 1,100,000 people were killed during the initial siege; 97,000 survivors were captured and enslaved, and many fled to areas around the Mediterranean. Titus reportedly refused to accept a wreath of victory, as there is "no merit in vanquishing people forsaken by their own God."
The people having forsaken and crucified God, God has forsaken the Israel nation until the last elect Gentile is baptized into Christ (Romans 11:25). He will resume His relation to fulfill the last of Seventy Weeks of prophetic years He allotted Israel counting "from the going forth of the Commandment to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem" in 445BC (Nehemiah 2:1-8).
At the close of the Gentile dispensation God's promise to Abraham that he should be "the father of the Gentiles" will be fulfilled and He will return to Israel (Genesis 17:5; Galatians 3:29). As Benjamin was born of Joseph's blood father and mother while he was saving the Gentile world "from a famine of bread, and a thirst for water," when God's "Shepherd" returns after marrying his Gentile Bride and "training their offspring in the way they should go so they will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6) He will gather 144,000 "little ones"Israelites of the blood of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob born in the end of "[Israel's long] famine of hearing the Word of the Lord" (Amos 8:11)not non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews. Two thirds of Israel's population will be cut off and die and an election will be refined and justified from the remaining third by testings as severe as those to which precious metals are subjected (Malachi 3:2-6). As Joseph explained to his brethren, "be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me hither: for God sent me before you to preserve life," the Lord Jesus will claim them as His people because when He reveals His parousia Coming, they will claim Him as their God (Zechariah 8:8; Jeremiah 24:7; Hosea 2:23; Revelation 15:3-4).
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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.