Bible Believers' Newsletter 757
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our contributing author this week is once again Brother Matthan Gray who has taken the account of Elijah and Elishah in II Kings 2 to portray Jesus Christ's end-time Bride as the 'Elishah' to William Branham, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5, with a double portion of the Spirit for new birth, the manifestation of the Sons of God and translation to glorified flesh without death. Like Elishah we have foreknowledge of "things that are to be" and like Elishah, in the time of our 'squeeze' we will exercise the 'third pull.' Then what we say God will do because we will be expressing His mind.
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 Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East?
August 28, 2012 According to the authoritative Foreign Policy Journal, all sixteen US intelligence agencies have drafted an 82-page classified report entitled "Preparing for a Post Israel Middle East." Currently being reviewed by the White House and key Congressional leaders, the report brilliantly analyzes geo-politics and economics in the Middle East and globally. It concludes Zionist Israel is the greatest single threat to American security and to the American economy.
Among its many startling deductions is the reportís cogent analysis that "Israel, given its current brutal occupation and belligerence, cannot be salvaged." It further states that Israel is wickedly "out of touch with the political, military, and economic realities of the Middle East." Full story: foreignpolicyjournal.com
Comment: Is the US is asking for yet another deadly"By Deception Thou Shalt do War"MOSSAD false flag black op? According to their lewd holy (sic) book, the Babylonian Talmud:
If a Jew is tempted to do evil he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there (Moed Kattan 17a).
If a heathen (Gentile) hits a Jew, the Gentile must be killed. Hitting a Jew is the same as hitting God (Sanhedrin 58b).
A Jew need not pay a Gentile ('Cuthean') the wages owed him for work (Sanhedrin 57a).
If a Jew finds an object lost by a Gentile ('heathen') it does not have to be returned (Baba Mezia 24a; Baba Kamma 113b). Gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has "exposed their money to Israel" (Baba Kamma 37b).
When a Jew murders a Gentile ('Cuthean'), there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a Gentile he may keep (Sanhedrin 57a). Only Jews are human ("Only ye are designated men") (Baba Kattan 114a-114b).
All Gentile children are animals (Yebamoth 98a). Gentile girls are in a state of niddah (filth) from birth (Abodah Zarah 36b).
Jews may use lies ("subterfuge") to circumvent a Gentile (Baba Kamma 113a).
Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg: "Jewish blood and the blood of a Goy are not the same thing" (New York Times, June 6, 1989).
Rabbi Yaacov Perrin: "A million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail (New York Daily News, February 28, 1994).
Hillary Clinton provoking the 'Hot' Stage of WW III
October 2, 2012 James Baker III and Hillary Clinton scheming to destroy peaceful Iran by provoking the 'hot' stage of World War III by any means, even if it means instigating a false flag black op (like 9/11) upon US citizens. Their reason being to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, which she has no intention of producing, and which sixteen US Intelligence agree Iran is NOT producing. Full story: youtube.com
FSA terrorists who are not Syrian citizens but aliens backed by the US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Yemen have claimed responsibility for false flag attacks against Turkey. Comment: Read Genesis 3:15 for the answer. And don't forget to remind the folks of Hillcifer's "We came, we saw, and he died" (12 second) cackle. There seems to be a pattern. And let's not forget his murder was facilitated entirely by . . . the USA, and that he was sodomized with a knife.
Brother Branham said, "The Seed's almost gone from the earth, it's weighted out, the seed of the righteous. The seed of the Serpent is accumulating faster and faster and faster, getting ready for this atomic age to be destroyed" (The Baptism with the Holy Ghost, p. 26:118).
Israel launches Extensive FALSE-FLAG Cyber Attack on American Banks
September 27, 2012 False flag attack against peaceful Iran. Full story: youtube.com
HR6566 Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act
September 28, 2012 Congress finds the following:
(1) Emergency preparedness often plans for how to prepare and provide for survivors of a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster, but fails to plan for how to prepare for and respond to mass fatalities that result from such an incident.
(2) Funeral homes, cemeteries, and mortuaries could be overwhelmed should mass fatalities arise from a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster.
(3) Different religions have different customs surrounding death; for example, the Jewish and Muslim religions call for burial of the deceased not later than 48 hours after death. . .
Section 504 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 314) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
'(c) Preparedness for Mass Fatalities In carrying out this section, the Administrator shall provide guidance to and coordinate with appropriate individuals, including representatives from different communities, private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations, to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster that results in mass fatalities.' Full story: govtrack.us
Comment: Is this a measure whereby government can lawfully destroy the evidence of near term planned depopulation.
Beijing worrying many Neighbours
September 27, 2012 In the East China Sea, Beijing claims sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands, which the Chinese call the Diaoyu, which for many decades have been administered by Japan. In the South China Sea, Beijing claims sovereignty over virtually the whole of the sea, right down to the coastal waters of many of the nations with which it has territorial disputes, such as The Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia. . . The South China Sea dispute is bad enough. But the dispute with Japan is exceptionally dangerous. In this, China is confronting a nation whose present military strength is comparable with China's, which has a giant economy, and which is an ally in good standing of the US. . . throughout 2010, Beijing engaged in a great deal of bullying of virtually all its neighbours, getting into disputes with Japan, India, Vietnam, Australia and a number of other nations. The regional nations involved all cleaved much closer to the US . . .
Full story: theaustralian.com.au
Comment: Your article noted that China is pursuing territorial claims (including one that risks conflict with Japan) with unusual and unexplained aggression. I should like to suggest a possible (though by no means certain) scenario under which this could presage the end of the Asian 'Century'at least in the sense that this would involve 'Asian' leadership in a Western-style democratic capitalist international environment. . . Full story: cpds.apana.org.au.
Federal Takeover of B'nai B'rith Pension raises Questions on Group's Future
Washington, (JTA) September 24, 2012 The US government's recent takeover of B'nai B'rith International's pension plan, which is more than $25 million in debt, raises serious questions about the long-term viability of the 169-year-old, once-giant Jewish organization.
The plan, which has about 500 participants, has $55.6 million in liabilities but only $30.1 million in assets. On September 11, the federal government's Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. said it would assume control of payments and raised questions about B'nai B'rith's future. "The agency stepped in because B'nai B'rith wouldn't have been able to pay its bills or stay in business unless the plan was terminated," it said in a posting that day on its blog . . . The PBGC guarantees all pension benefits up to the legal limit of $54,000 per year for a 65-year-old, according to congressional regulations. . .
Full story: jta.org
Comment: Good old Uncle Sam. He has bankrupted the USA bailing out Jewish banksters, subsidizes Israel with $3+ billion p.a., and is now shouldering fiduciary responsibilities of B'nai B'rith's pension fund.
Watercolor by Hitler shown in Tokyo
February 4, 2004 A watercolor by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was put on display at Theatre Times Square in Shibuya Ward to coincide with the screening of a film about his artistic ambitions, organizers said. Toshiba Entertainment Inc, distributor of the film "Max," a joint Hungarian, Canadian and British production, said it is taboo in Europe to display art by Hitler, but the piece is an invaluable material with which people can have a "level-headed view of the human side of Hitler."
Full story: globalfire.tv
Comment: Whose works do you want your children to see? Nitsch's 'arts' or Hitlers "ugly scribbles"?
Feast or Famine?
October 8, 2012 By far the most important and least recognized plant nutrient is the invisible aerial plant foodnone other than the demonised carbon dioxide gas. All plants (and animals) are composed of carbon compounds. Plants use solar energy and the magic of photo-synthesis to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They then add it to that other nutrient of life, water, to produce sugars and carbohydrates. No plants can live without carbon dioxide and without plants, no animals would survive. It is a sad testament to the decline in science education and the growth of green dogma that this critical gas of life is now widely slandered as a "pollutant" . . . Farmers should welcome any nearby power stations that burn coal or gasthey will help feed their crops with the carbon dioxide produced for free . . . Only a fool would insist on burying this valuable gift of nature.
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been fluctuating for millions of years. . . The current level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is far below the average of past eras . . . The Early Permian Era (about 300M years ago) is the only time period in the last 600 million years when both atmospheric CO2 and temperatures were as low as they are today (Quaternary Period) . . . The gentle increase in carbon dioxide seen as Earth recovered from the Little Ice Age has been a significant factor in the modern "green revolution" and the growing population it has allowed. . .
Future food supplies are threatened in two main ways. The first and biggest threat comes from stupid climate alarm policies such as using farmland for biofuels, or taxing carbon energy which provides horse-power for modern farms. The next threat is the weatherlong periods of very cold or very dry weather. Foolish politicians plus global cooling can quickly convert the feast into a famine. Full story: carbon-sense.com
Comment: A wealth of information. Science exposes the criminal activities of the City of London, their climate change HOAX and money racket, their UN, its Agenda 21, chemtrails, bio-fuels and other genocidal elements designed to reduce global population to between 500,000 and 1.5 million.
The Great Culling of the human race already has begun. It is being done through chemicals added to our drinking water, food, medicines, and the air we breathechemicals that have the known effect of reducing fertility and shortening lifespan. This message can no longer be dismissed as conspiracy theory. The facts are in plain view.
How to Create an Intermittent and Costly Electricity Supply Industry
September 17, 2012 "Large wind farms are being built to take advantage of subsidies, mandated market shares, guaranteed prices and/or government contracts. But because the wind always supplies intermittent energy, everything else on the power grid is forced to also become intermittent. It happens this way:
"When the wind blows, the incremental cost of electricity produced is zero and wind power therefore forces other higher cost generators to temporarily close. They also become intermittent suppliers. This results in costly capital assets earning insufficient revenue to cover debt servicing and standby costs. Investors hesitate to build new facilities, so the supply industry itself risks becoming intermittent because of brownouts or blackouts.
"Once we have intermittent supply it must be matched by "intermittent demand"some consumers will find their power rationed or shut off by smart meters. Welcome to the cold, dark, green world." (Professor Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy at Oxford University, for his insight on how wind power spreads its intermittency germ throughout the electricity supply industry. Reported in CCNet 17/9/2012). The green energy FRAUD.
Weep for Our Kindred Animals
October 9, 2012 This is NOT Nature's way of culling bird populations. Full story: midwayfilm.com
Elijah's Mantle (Cloaked with a Ministry)
By Matthan Gray
II Kings 2:11-13, And it came to pass, as Elijah and Elisha were walking and talking, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan." Elijah represents William Branham whilst Elisha represents the Bride of Christ who has received the Message of William Branham. As Elijah approached the end of his ministry, he and Elisha crossed the River Jordan and the Lord took Elijah to his heavenly home. As he was whisked away his mantle fell to the ground and became Elisha's garment. So what does Elijah's mantle represent to us?
The mantle of Elijah represents his prophetic ministry, therefore when Elisha took the mantle, he was putting on the very same prophetic ministry that William Branham had. II Kings 2:9: "And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me." His request was granted and the prophet Elisha did greater works than the prophet Elijah, indeed he performed the same miracles and twice as many. Matthew 10:41 says: "He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward." William Branham was the prophet Elijah of Malachi 4:5 which says: "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord." Brother Branham possessed eternal Life, he had fellowship with God and power over the earth as God, and because we (as Elisha) have received William Branham as a righteous man and a prophet, we too have eternal life, fellowship with God and power over the earth as God; for a the prophet's reward is to be a friend to the prophet.
William Branham was the first mature fruit at Christ's 'parousia' Coming, and the Lord waved him before the world to show what the harvest (the Bride of Christ) will become in the manifestation of the Sons of God. The mantle is a ministry packed with great power, therefore great responsibility is required of the wearer in order to correctly use that gifting. Notice that before Elisha put on the mantle of Elijah, he first tore his own clothes into two pieces. This is a vital key for us to understand because God requires that we tear off our own thinking and ideas, our old way of life; only then are we ready to put on the ministerial mantle.
Elijah and Elisha were not men of equal stature, so when Elisha put on the mantle of Elijah, it may not have fitted him perfectly. The Lord then invested years of intensive experiences into the life of Elisha to alter his stature so that the mantle became a perfect fit. God did not alter the mantle to fit Elisha, but rather, He altered Elisha to fit the mantle. This principle also applies to the Bride of Christ. God is not going to alter (change) His Word so as to fit your thinking and ideas, but He requires that your life be subjected to intense heartaches, trials and tribulations so that the end result will be a mantle/ministry that fits the wearer (the Bride) perfectly.
II Kings 2:8: "And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground." The River Jordan was the border of Israel; it was the final frontier as the Hebrews approached the Promised Land in the Book of Joshua. There are only three recorded partings of the River Jordan in the Bible; the first is when the children of Israel crossed it in Joshua 3:17; the second was when Elijah parted the water as we have just seen in II Kings 2:8, while the third was when Elisha parted the water a little later in II Kings 2:14.
The River Jordan has a greater meaning in that it represents death, the barrier that separates mortality from immortality; I choose to term it the "curtain of time." Notice that Elijah took Elisha with him beyond Jordan so that he (Elisha) might see Heaven opened when the Lord took Elijah. The significance of this is truly remarkable when we compare it to John's experience in the Book of Revelation.
Revelation 4:1: "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show you things which must be hereafter." Revelation chapters one, two and three describe the Seven Church Ages.
Revelation chapter four is after the Seven Church Ages have finished; this is when John is caught up into Heaven by the Voice. The ministry of William Branham was actually the Voice of the Son of Man (our Lord Jesus Christ) speaking through a son of man (the prophet William Branham). William Branham's Message lifted us (John represents the Bride of Christ) into the heavenly realm so that we can see all that is happening in God's great economy.
The door denotes access, thus when John was caught up into Heaven, it equated to Elisha crossing the River Jordana dimensional crossingto see things that lie beyond. It was after Elijah had taken Elisha beyond the River Jordan that the Lord then took him to his heavenly home. The same sequence applies to the life of William Branham, in that after he had taken the Church beyond the natural realm and into the great Eternity, then the Lord took him to his heavenly home when he died on December 24, 1965.
Our Elijah (William Branham) presented the chaste virgin Bride to the Bridegroom (our Lord Jesus Christ). William Branham was the celebrant who married the Bride to Christ so that She now bears His name: "Lady Jesus Christ." This scenario is described in Genesis 24 when Abraham instructed his chief servant Eleazar to find a bride for his son Isaac. Eleazar represents William Branham, and then in verse 66 (after Rebekah has been given to Isaac), Eleazar is in the presence of Abraham accounting for his commission. Genesis 24:66: "And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done." God is the master mathematician and we must be diligent students of His Word, giving close attention to every jot and tittle that lies within. Notice that verse 66 describes Eleazar in the presence of Abraham accounting for his commission; William Branham died on December 24, 1965, thus in 1966 he is in the presence of the Lord accounting for his message (verse 66 and 1966)!!
Elijah has left the scene and now Elisha must re-cross the River Jordan in order to activate the ministerial mantle that is upon him. This also applies to the Bride of Christ in that She too, after having seen all that is happening in the heavenly realm must re-cross the chasm back into this world in which She lives and activate the ministry upon Her by declaring all that She is seeing in the Word (Her heavenly mind must be used for earthly good). II Kings 2:13-14: "He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; and he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? And when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over." Elisha parted the River Jordan in the same manner as Elijah parted it (smiting the waters with the mantle). Friends, please grasp the significance of Elisha's action!! Many times we wonder as to how we should activate our ministry; all you have to do is see how William Branham conducted himself (he was the first mature son at Christ's 'parousia' Coming), and then do in similar fashion.
Elisha understood this principle and he maximized upon it. John 14:12: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father." Jesus stated that if any person believed on Christ the Word, then that person would do greater, meaning more works!! The reason for that is because Elisha had a double measure of the spirit and therefore twofold works were to follow that ministry (works is faith expressed). Remember that works do not earn you entry into Heaven, but rather, works will naturally follow the ministry of any Christian who has a genuine burden for the Word of the Lord.
II Kings 2:15-17: "And when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him. And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, You shall not send. And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not".
The first thing Elisha had to deal with was the "return ministry" doctrine. The sons of the prophets saw Elisha part the River Jordan, and they knew that the spirit of Elijah now rested upon Elisha. Yet in spite of this knowledge, they still managed to conjure up in their minds that perhaps the Lord was going to bring Elijah back; maybe he was on a mountain, or maybe he was in a valley. This thinking is prevalent today in that there are people who think that God is going to bring William Branham back to earth because he "has not yet finished his ministry." This thinking is foolish and immature because William Branham did fulfill all that God had commissioned him for.
The key thing to note is that these sons of the prophets were unable to recognize the ministry that was in their midst. They insisted to Elisha that they set forth a search party to recover Elijah, but after three days their thorough hunting yielded no fruit. Even when William Branham was alive there were people who knew that God was going to send Elijah the prophet, and they were publishing in "Herald of His coming," telling the masses to fast and pray because the Lord has to send Elijah, yet they failed to notice that the ministry they were looking for was actually with them in their very midstlike the erstwhile disciples of John, the Elijah of Malachi 3 (Matthew 17:11-12). Even today people are awaiting the return of William Branham, failing to recognize that the Bride of Christ is now wearing that ministerial mantle. Do you see?? If you are looking for Elijah (William Branham) to return then you are obviously NOT WEARING the mantle!!
This then opens to us a fact about the mantle in that it gives the wearer the unique ability to discern false doctrine ("Return ministry," "Two lords," "Two souls," etcetera). Elisha was not fazed by this doctrine because he knew that the mantle he wore was the entity that the sons of the prophets were actually looking for. Many people are running to and fro, thirsting for something to cling to, yet the very thing they are looking for is the mantle that by the grace of God you have the good fortune to be wearing.
Elisha's first place of abode after he had received the mantle was the city of Jericho, but unfortunately the city was cursed; Joshua 6:26 says: "And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that rises up and builds this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up its gates." Jericho was the first city that fell to the children of Israel after they crossed the River Jordan. We see then that Elisha is dwelling within a cursed city; if we compare this with Malachi 4:5-6, then one will see that we (the Bride of Christ) are dwelling in a cursed world: "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse".
The earth is in a cursed state because the global populace has rejected the Message of William Branham. The fullness of the curse will be expressed at Armageddon when the Lord destroys the kingdoms of man to usher in the millennium. A curse naturally follows those who are outside the Word, this is especially seen in the case of a child born of incest or adultery; Deuteronomy 23:2: "A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord." That is, he can never be elect and born-again. In the case of a bastard child, if he is in Adam's race he may be saved, if for instance he is raised in a Christian home where the token can be applied over his life.
II Kings 2:19-22: "And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees: but the water is naught, and the ground barren. And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spoke".
Jericho was suffering from environmental trumpets that had poisoned the water and made the ground barren. The Seven Trumpets described in the Book of Revelation begin with the siege and destruction of Jerusalem and the prosperity of the Judahites and conclude with the dividing of the Mount of Olives by earthquake, the utter defeat and rape of modern-day Israel, the sinking of Los Angeles and a 1,500x300-400 mile segment of Earth's crust, with tidal waves and volcanic activity destroying islands and mountains, the nuclear destruction of Vatican City State and stoning of the blasphemersmankind destroying itself. Elisha was dwelling in a city recoiling from the horrors of these trumpets (its people were dying because the water was poisonous and starving because the ground was barren), but yet despite all of that, the city of Jericho is described as being "pleasant"; its architecture was splendid and the lifestyle was appealing. Nonetheless, the curse upon Jericho had affected the environment and Elisha was called upon to bring restoration.
We live in a cursed world, and like Jericho it is falling apart due to the Trumpets of God's judgment upon the Israelites, a chastisement from which we all suffer. Pollution has poisoned the waterways and cleverly planned famine has ransacked nations (especially on the continent of Africa), but because the Bride of Christ is wearing the ministerial mantle, She can perform exploits by restoring Her immediate surroundings. Consider the following scenario: If a Christian farmer and his family suddenly experience a drought that dries up the waterways and stops all vegetation growth, he (like Elisha) can confidently call upon the Lord to send rain so that his little farming business can continue to function and food laid on the table for the family. The Lord in return will honour the prayer of that humble man and He will send rain to refresh the barren ground.
This blessing has an overflow effect from the Christian farmer because his heathen neighbours also receive the rain on their farms and so they too manage to survive. We see then that Elisha caused Jericho to be blessed just because he was dwelling within the city. That is the power of the mantle; it allows the wearer to bring prosperity to those under his mantle, the Token wherever the wearer ventures as Joseph prospered in Potipherah's house and in the prison house. Whatever profession a Christian has, because he or she is wearing the mantle, their surroundings will be blessed because that is what God has promised in His Word.
Let's dig a little deeper on our thought of environmental disturbances. I Kings 17:1: "And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, told Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word." James 5:17: "Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months." Elijah had the ability to smite the elements so that it did not rain in Israel for three and a half years. We know then that one of the Israelite prophets in Revelation 11 will have the spirit of Elijah because Revelation 11:6 says: "These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will".
The Elijah ministry has the ability to smite the elements, and as we have seen, Elisha received the spirit of Elijah. The key concept of my thought is to show you that the same ministry that can smite the environment has the power to restore the environment as Jesus promised to all who "have the keys of the Kingdom," which is faith in the "present Truth, that has regenerated their soul (Matthew 16:19; Mark 11:23-24; John 15:7). We live in a cursed world that is suffering from all manner of calamities; but (because the mantle is upon us) we, too, have the ability to restore the environment in our immediate surroundings if the need exists. Elijah called for rain after the famine in Israel; Jesus calmed a storm as He crossed the Sea of Galilee; William Branham caused a storm to disperse after it suddenly closed in upon him on Hurricane Mountain in the Adirondak Mountains, New York State. These three examples establish for us that the supreme power of the mantle can change things. We as Christians believe in a rapture, and we know that the final stage of this three part process will be our translation in glorified bodies. Friends, the potential for rapturing faith is ALREADY IN YOU!! It will be triggered by necessity in the time of the 'squeeze' by the 'third pull' for the manifestation of the Sons of God encouraging you to take God's grace and change in the atoms.
II Kings 2:23-24: "And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the Name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tore forty-two children." Great responsibility is given to a person who has a great ministry. In the case of Elisha, he was not yet mature in his office as prophet to know how to correctly deal with the forty-two disrespectful children. His short temper brought a curse upon the children that resulted in them being killed by two female bears. Notice the condition of the children; they were disrespectful because they had heard what their parents had said about Elisha at home (Exodus 20:5).
Isaiah 3:4: "And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them." We are living in an age filled with juvenile delinquency (youth crime). The flood of "politically correct" legislation has empowered children because the parents can no longer physically correct or "hurt them" in any manner. Too often we blame the youth because of all the crime that they cause, yet we forget that it is the fault of the previous generation (especially the parents) for displaying television programs and allowing "rock n' roll" to flourish (etcetera) that has brought about such a decayed generation (Proverbs 22:6; Hebrews 12:5-8).
We are Elisha, and we will face countless acts of blasphemy and sin that will boil our righteous anger; but how are we to respond?? Well, just do as William Branham, the firstfruit of Christ at His 'parousia' Coming, did. When a young couple began to make love in the pew whilst William Branham was preaching, his righteous anger boiled within him. The Holy Ghost then spoke and said that he could speak sentence upon the couple what he said would transpire immediately. Had he spoken their deaths and the couple would have been carried lifeless out from the church like Ananias and Sapphira. He chose rather to lay aside his injured feelings, and said, "I forgive you." It is a sign of true maturity, when one exercises the wisdom to apply God's Word in a manner that overrides human emotion so as to please the Lord; this then was required of Elisha (he was supposed to forgive the forty-two children).
The Book of Job is a true narrative illustrating how the Lord proves and brings a Christian to maturity under preeminence to His will and Word. Job was a wealthy man of influence whom the Lord allowed Satan to strip of everything but his life so he could show Satan that Job served the Lord because he loved the Lord. We as Christians are spiritually rich, especially since the fullness of the Word has been given to us, but the Lord likewise allows Satan to bring us unceasing tribulations in order that "the love of God perfected whereby we know we that we are in Him" and gather glory to Himself (I John 2:5) by manifesting our love for the Lord in the very face of Satan. The Book of Job contains forty-two chapters, which puts us in mind of the testing of Israel in their forty-two camps in the wilderness, and His dealings with Elisha in the case of the forty-two children that perished as a result of the curse uttered in the fleshly haste of immaturity.
Job 42:10: "And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before." Chapter 42 concludes with Elisha (Job) being given a double measure of that which he had at the beginning. We can therefore see that the Book of Job is really the story of Elisha who had a double measure of the spirit eventually receiving a double measure of wealth after he had come to maturity.
I Kings 19:15-17: "And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when you come, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: And Jehu the son of Nimshi shall you anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shall thou anoint to be prophet in your room. And it shall come to pass, that he who escapes the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and he who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. Elijah only anointed Elisha, and it was Elisha who anointed Hazael and Jehu after Elijah was taken to Heaven." William Branham's Message has anointed and commissioned the Bride of Christ; She is now the final voice to the final age under Her messenger. Her ministerial mantle is having a global effect; it is causing the kings of the east (Hazael) to prepare for war between the Sixth and Seventh Vials. Revelation 16:12, "And the sixth angel poured out his Vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared, after William Branham (our Elijah) has left the scene.
Remember that the mantle has an overflow effect. If we look closely regarding the course of the Gospel; it began its journey in the east (Judaea) and is now returning East again. We know that the Holy Ghost liberates the life of a Christian who was previously in bondage. As the Lord prepares to return to Israel upon the close of the Gentile dispensation Satan, who has taken over the apostate west is stirring the eastern nations in opposition to Christianity and to Israel at the hand of the self-styled so-called Jewish rulers of the west who are manipulating these otherwise peaceful people to war.
II Kings 6:8-10: "Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that you pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice." Elisha had the ability to look into the bedchamber of the King of Syria and see what was being schemed. It was the mantle that gave Elisha the gift of foreknowledge which he utilized in thwarting Syria's attacks against Israel. The Bride of Christ has the very same ability in that She can look into the Word and see the treacherous scheming of the "kings of the earth" or rulers of the apostate (once) Christian nations in their parliamentary bedchambers in league with Jewry, their Vatican and her (once) Protestant harlot daughters (Revelation 2:20-23; 17:5; 18:4-20; 19:20-21). This truly is the gift of prophecy and we are commissioned to warn others what is happening in the spiritual realm before it comes to pass on the earth (Revelation 10:1-7; 18:1-4); we have "Thus saith the Lord".
II Kings 6:11-14: "Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not show me which of us is for the king of Israel? And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedchamber. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about." The King of Syria suspected that there may have been a spy (a Mossad agent) at his counsel, and he needed to know who was betraying classified information to the Israelis. Once it was discovered that Elisha knew of all that was happening by prophetic foreknowledge, then it was decided upon to capture Elisha and lock him up so that no information could be relayed to the King of Israel.
II Kings 6:15-17: And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, Alas, my master, how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha." Elisha's servant beheld the Syrian host surrounding the city and he began to tremble. Elisha however did not feel the natural sense of fear because the ministerial mantle upon him had so tuned the sixth sense of faith via various previous experiences, that a Syrian threat posed no great danger to the prophet. The young servant needed his eyes opened to the unseen realm, so that he could see the vast host of angels that were encamped about the city.
Satan knows that the Bride of Christ is fully aware of all his devious tricks, and he (Satan) will use the political realm to surround the Bride and shut her down (She will lose Her home, Her church will be shut down and She will not be able to buy or sell; She may even be imprisoned). The ministerial mantle that is upon us is even now conditioning our spiritual senses so that we are ready for the fullness of the 'squeeze'; our eyes are being opened now via the preaching of the Word so that we can see all that is happening in the spiritual realm.
II Kings 6:18: "And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha." Just as the eyes of the young servant were opened, so conversely were the eyes of the Syrians blinded. This does not mean that the Syrians lost their sense of vision, but rather, they were unable to recognize Elisha. This statement can be proven with a little example. During the Cold War (1947 to 1991), the Soviet Union prohibited the importing of Bible's inside the Iron Curtain. This prohibition did not stop the apostles of faith, and boldly they transported carloads of Bibles into the Soviet Union. When the cars were inspected by guards at the border, the Bibles were not detected although there were hundreds of them filling up the rear seats and boot space. The Lord blinded the eyes of the guards, or should I say the Lord masked the Bibles from the guards.
Again we see another grand feature of the ministerial mantle in that the wearer has the ability to mask himself from a pursuer; this no doubt will be a feature made strongly manifest during the 'squeeze' when the authorities attempt to imprison or silence the true Christians. Finally friends I wish to say that the mantle will allow the wearer greater Supernatural vision, just like Elisha who already knew and saw that the angels were encompassed about him. The Bride of Christ is so blessed and fortunate to have a mantle of protection upon Her; it is Her token and it will transform Her into an immortal, glorified Queen. nl757.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.