Bible Believers' Newsletter 774
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
We greet you once again in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On Nisan 9 this year Jewish President Obama will enter the city of Jerusalem "which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified." Is this premeditated satanic mockery? Will he come riding upon a white donkey like the Prince of Peace? Will "many spread their garments and strew his way with branches?" Or will Secret Service forerunners cry, "Behold a pale horse; the name of its rider is Death, he comes in the name of the banksters of the 'City of London,' and Hades follows him closely?"
Zechariah 14:1-2 and Revelation 18:21-24 will follow swiftly and the "unbreakable alliance" between Israel and the United States will result in the invasion and defeat of both nations, symbolized perhaps by the melting ice sculpture of Obama on display at Jerusalem's old railway plaza.
Please note that Passover, Nisan 14 will fall on March 25 in 2013, while Good Friday will fall on March 29. I do apologize for conflating these two dates for on that day one soon-coming year, the Gentile dispensation will end.
Our Main Article this week expounds the mystery of the Millennium Temple. If you do not have diagrams of Ezekiel's temple in your Bible you will find it helpful in study if you print out some of the full size diagrams accompanying this teaching to which you can refer as you "prove all things".
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.
Jerusalem Preparing for President Obama's Visit
March 6, 2013 Code-named "Unbreakable Alliance," the President's visit to Israel will begin with a state reception following his landing in Israel on Wednesday, March 20 (Nisan 9). He will hear speeches by President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. President Obama himself will also speak. The President will then fly to Jerusalem directly to President Peres' residence and visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and then Mount Herzl, laying wreaths at Herzl's tomb and Yitzhak Rabin's tomb. In the afternoon, he will be hosted at the prime minister's house where discussions will be held about Iran, Syria, the peace process and Jonathan Pollard, followed by a joint press conference.
On Thursday (March 21, Nisan 10) President Obama will depart for Ramallah and meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. At some point during the day, following a visit to the Israel Museum, examining a model of the Second Temple Period in Jerusalem, and viewing the Dead Sea Scrolls with Netanyahu, the President will also give a public speech to Israelis . . . the Americans have requested at least 1,000 Israelis to be in attendance.
The last day of the president's visit in Jerusalem will be on Friday, March 22 (Nisan 11). The president will either breakfast with Prime Minister Netanyahu in his home or at the King David hotel. President Obama will then visit the Iron Dome battery with Netanyahu and meet with soldiers in charge of the battery's operation.
A farewell ceremony will be held for President Obama at Ben Gurion International airport at 1:00 pm local time. The president will fly out to Jordan to meet with King Abdullah. Full story: jewishtimes.com
Comment: Jesus made his triumphal entry to Jerusalem on Nisan 9, and on Nisan 10 He cursed the fruitless fig tree, a type of apostate Israel, and cleansed the temple of usurious priests. On Nisan 11 the Pharisees and Sadducees sought to trap Jesus in His words while the Gentiles were already beginning to recognize Him. Departing from the temple a disciple remembering His former words, "Now your house is left desolate," and incredulous that it could speedily be cast down he remarked on its massive stones whereon Jesus confirmed His prophecy, adding "there shall not be one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down".
Nisan 14 or Passover will be March 25, 2013. Whereas we reckon our days from midnight to midnight the Hebrew reckon from evening to evening so that Nisan 15, March 26 will begin at even on Nisan 14 with the Passover meal and the seven-day feast of Unleavened Bread will commence. The sheaf of firstfruits will be harvested and the Pentecostal feast of Weeks will commence on resurrection Sunday, Nisan 16, March 27, this year, while the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church will celebrate Good Friday upon March 29.
Black Socialist Pope to follow Black Socialist President?
March 5, 2013 With African Catholic Cardinal Peter Turkson in the running as the next pope, the media have noted that he carries the fancy title of president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, an arm of the Vatican. But they have failed to note the existence of a left-wing lobby in the US working feverishly on his behalf. It is the same group of radicals, with connections to [Rothschild] billionaire hedge-fund operator George Soros, who backed Obama for president by claiming he shared their Catholic values. One of Turkson's chief supporters in the US appears to be Stephen Schneck, an associate professor of politics at the Catholic University of America (CUA) and a top official of "Catholics for Obama." He runs CUA's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and holds conferences featuring left-wing and liberal speakers . . . When Turkson's Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace issued a controversial 2011 document, "Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Political Authority," Schneck called it "breathtaking" and a "Catholic way forward" from the present crisis.
A "global political authority" was endorsed by Pope Benedict XVI's "Charity in Truth" encyclical in 2009 . . . Vatican Radio said the Turkson document . . . had "proposed the creation of a global political authority to manage the economy and a new world economic order" with the United Nations "as a point of reference." Crisis Magazine, a conservative Catholic publication, said it contained "some downright frightening prescriptions for reshaping the worldwide economy" and could be seen as "a blueprint for a George Soros agenda". . .
Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: An accomplished polyglot fluent in English, Fante, French, Italian, German, and Hebrew, with understanding in Latin and Greek, Cardinal Turkson has called for the establishment of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank" to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises, and for a 'Tobin tax' on financial transactions. He notes that "The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence".
Might Cardinal Turkson be a genuine black 'Black Pope' who is not a Jesuit? He appears cut out to fulfill Revelation 17:11 and the sequel added to the prophecies of St. Malachy: "In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed [in accordance with Revelation 18:4-20], and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End?" If so, after the 'hot stage' of World War III he will also fulfill Brother Branham prophesy: "I believe, one of these glorious days, when this 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 [Daniel 7:25-25; 8:23-25; 9:27; 11:32-35; Revelation 13], then they'll form an [US and Protestant] image like unto the beast".
Dr. Barrie Trower 30 Minute Reality Update
July 31, 2012 ICAACT was given an exclusive interview with Dr. Barrie Trower, a true British gentlemen and hero, who has spent many years fighting for humanity. During the two days of interview, we touched on many different topics, but the main theme was the abuse of microwaves as a secret and covert stealth weapon, that has been around for at least 50-60 years. This type of weapon has taken many different forms over the years and it is still used in many different types of targeting around the world, even to the point of death.
We started the Interview with basic knowledge about microwaves and how they influence the human body and mind. From there we went on to cover Dr. Barrie Trower's long career, and finally we went into the abuse of microwave weapons and what can be done to protect against them.
Full story: youtube.com
Comment: An injection of sulfur large enough to compensate for surface warming caused by the doubling of atmospheric CO2 would strongly increase the extent of Arctic ozone depletion during the present century for cold winters and would cause a considerable delay, between 30 and 70 years, in the expected recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole.
Instead of blaming CO2 emissions and global warming (which has not happened in the last 16 years) for the "unreal" weather on this planet and fighting running battles over who is right and who is wrong in the climate debate, scientists, journalists and the environmental movement should shift their attention to the impact of stratospheric geoengineering. Much of the dispute is caused because this issue is not taken into account.
In this context it is noteworthy that just recently the Rothschild dynasty bought a majority stake in Weather Central, a firm specializing in providing dynamic weather graphic systems. The firm has more than 400 broadcast television clients in 21 countries. It provides weather forecasts to millions daily. The Rothschilds have close ties with the Rockefellers.
Bringing together control of weather, food and population, as we have seen there are many aspects to Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering. Apart from weather and climate manipulation the most worrying is the toxicity. Our weather is natural no more. Our environment is not just toxic and increasingly dangerous, but manipulated in ways most people would never conceive let alone believe. Also see Electronic Magnetic Pulse.
Polluted: GMO Manmade Biological Threats, Plant Diseases, Germ Warfare
February 26, 2013 In the United States everything is polluted. Democracy is polluted with special interests and corrupt politicians. Accountability is polluted with executive branch exemptions from law and the Constitution and with special legal privileges for corporations . . . The Constitution is polluted with corrupt legal interpretations from the Bush and Obama regimes . . .
Waters are polluted with toxic waste spills, oil spills, chemical fertilizer run-off . . . The soil's fertility is damaged, and crops require large quantities of chemical fertilizers. The soil is polluted with an endless array of toxic substances and now with glyphosate, the main element in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, with which GMO crops are sprayed. Glyphosate now shows up in wells, streams and in rain. Air is polluted with a variety of substances . . . All of these costs are costs imposed on society and ordinary people by corporations that banked profits by not having to take the costs into account. This is the way in which unregulated capitalism works.
Our food itself is polluted with antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticides, and glyphosate. Glyphosate might be the most dangerous development to date. Some scientists believe that glyphosate has the potential to wipe out our main grain crops and now that Obama's Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack, has approved genetically modified Roundup Ready alfalfa, maintaining sustainable animal herds for milk and meat could become impossible. . . Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
The Assassination of President Hugo Chavez
March 6, 2013 Greg Palast met with Hugo Chávez, his kidnappers and his would-be assassins, for BBC Television and Harpers Magazine. "As a purgative for the crappola fed to Americans about Chavez The Palast Investigative Fund, is offering The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, filmed for BBC Television as a free download. DVDs are also available". Full story: truth-out.org. Watch the trailer at youtube.com
Comment: Another good man murdered for the City of London by the image unto the beast.
Lawmakers push Measure on Israel's 'Self-Defense'
February 28, 2013 The United States would back Israel militarily if the Mideast ally were to attack Iran in self-defense, a bipartisan group of senators said Thursday in introducing a forceful resolution. "No one wants another conflict anywhere in the world militarily, but we also don't want a nuclear-capable Iran," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a news conference.
The resolution also strongly endorses unilateral penalties against Iran. The measure comes as world powers met in Kazakhstan and proposed concessions to Tehran to maintain diplomatic channels that aim to rein in Iran's nuclear program. . . The resolution says that if Israel is "compelled to take military action in self-defense, the United States government should stand with Israel and provide diplomatic, military and economic support to the government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people and existence" . . .
Full story: yahoo.com
Comment: In George Orwell's 'newspeak' "war is peace" and "military aggression is self-defense." Meanwhile, the Obama administration's hands are awash with the blood of countless innocent Syrians, blood that promises to spill into Lebanon and other neighboring states as the region becomes destabilized along ethnic-religious lines. The stage is still being set, waiting until optimal conditions are met for a Libyan style US/NATO mass-bombing mission to finish the Syrian government. In the eyes of Obama the resulting disaster will be worth the mess, since a non-compliant regime to the US will have been toppled, thus clearing the path for the long term plan of crushing Iran (globalresearch.ca, globalresearch.ca).
Russian Troops in DHS Uniforms & Armored Vehicles patrol US Highways
March 4, 2013 Pictures of DHS Armored Vehicle I took while in Kentucky as it passed me on the road. The US ordered 2,700 of them for US soil. Tennessee State Guard has stopped the vehicles from coming into Tennessee from Kentucky. The shocking part is the troops that were with the vehicles were Eastern European/Russian in DHS uniforms. There are reports that Russian DHS troops in the Smoky Mountain area have stopped and questioned people. Full story: sherriequestioningall, Blue Grass Army Depot 14,600 acre Joint Munitions Command. DHS Purchase 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to go with their 1.6 billion bullet stockpile. Pictures I took of a DHS Armored Vehicle in Kentucky. Smoky Mountains UN Biosphere, Homeland Security armored vehicles.
Footage on Sandy Hook Hoax Actors going in Circles
January 30, 2013 The Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax in which no children were killed. The school had been closed for six to eight months and the massacre was apparently a FEMA drill used as a psyop by the establishment to manipulate the public psyche as Pavlov manipulated his dogs. Full story: youtube.com
The Millennium Temple
Acts 1:6-7, "When Jesus' disciples came together they asked, Lord, will you at this (Gk.) 'chronos' time restore the kingdom to Israel? And He replied, It is not for you to know the (Gk.) 'chronos' times or the (Gk.) 'kairos' (opportunity) times which the Father has put in His own discretion".
Solomon's temple first became the dwelling place of the Lord when the Ark of the Covenant set in the most Holy Place and the Shekinah manifest the Presence of the Lord (I Kings 8:10). But in Ezekiel 10:18 – 11:23 the seer saw the Shekinah of God's Presence depart before King Nebuchadnezzar razed the temple (Ezekiel 1:4-28). The Ark was probably consumed by fire which is why the Holy of Holies was empty in Zerubbabel's restoration and Herod's reconstruction, and the Shekinah never again appeared to the high priest on the Day of Atonement.
The visions of Ezekiel 40:1 – 48:35 were revealed in 572BC. Ezekiel 40–44 describes the temple that is to be built in the Millennium. "In the twenty-fifth year of the captivity of those carried away with king Jehoiachin, in the fourteenth year after Jerusalem was taken" (Ezekiel 1:2; 12:21), in the beginning of the year, in the tenth of the month Nisan (Exodus 12:2-3; Ezekiel 45:21, 25), Passover was instituted in Egypt (Exodus 12: 1-14), on the same the day Joshua led the people across Jordan (Joshua 4:19-24), and on the same day Jesus entered into Jerusalem for the inauguration of His Kingdom (Mark 11:1-11). "So the hand of the Lord came over me, and brought me to a very high mountain (in the eminence of gospel dignity and glory) in the Land of Israel" pointing to a glorious restoration (Isaiah 2:2; Micah 4:1; Revelation 21:10).
Caught up in the spirit in Revelation 4 John typed Christ's end-time Bride witnessing Brother Branham reveal things that are to be after the Church Ages. In Ezekiel chapters 4 and 9 he signifies all twelve tribes, and in chapters 40-48 he just 144,000 tribesmen guided by "a pastor according to God's heart" (Jeremiah 3:15; 61-0730E, The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel, par. 128k). In his visions he was led by a Man who noted external dimensions of the completed Millennial Temple and its precincts "behold with thine eyes" so that Israel may visualize the Temple they will erect (Ezekiel 40:2, 4).
In "Works is Faith Expressed" Brother Branham said, "There's a woman standing here, I don't know the woman, never seen her in my life. God knows her. If He can reveal what her trouble is, or something about it, would you believe—all of you? This is only a work identifying the faith that I have to preach what I've told you about tonight. That's what God revealed, and this is the works proving it. Now, you have to have faith to get well. This woman here, I don't think I know her. Yes, I don't know her but I know somebody she knows, 'cause I see him (in a vision) standing here before me. She's suffering with a headache. Isn't that right, lady? Do you believe that God will heal you? Pearry Green's sister. That's right, and I never seen her in my life. That's right. (In a vision) I seen Pearry Green standing here, looking at me, going like that. That's right. I don't know where Pearry Green's at. Do you believe? How much do you believe? If you can believe, all things are possible. If you can't believe, nothing can happen" (65-1126 Works is Faith Expressed, par. 342-344).
Ezekiel 40-42, looking from Babylon in the north on the "very high mountain" Ezekiel sees the structure of a City on its south, and the Man "stood in the gate" of the city-like building waiting for the new-comer, taking external measurements as illustrated in this 3D animation with subtitles. As Ezekiel came from the north it was probably the north gate from which the man escorts him to the east gate. The Temple and City are greatly enlarged and differ in many particulars from those subsisting before the captivity. The Millennium Temple is the proper essence of the City, the spiritual dwelling place of the whole people. The Prophet exclaimed, "That most Holy always represented the Church, the Tabernacle. And the last thing to be done was to anoint the most Holy; that's the Millennial Tabernacle He'll live in during the Millennial, that we'll live in . . . There He meets the 144,000 after the seventieth Week" (61-0806, The Seventieth Week of Daniel, par. 48; 173; Ezekiel 43:1-12; Hebrews 12:22).
Ezekiel 40:1 – 43:12, Holiness stretches over the whole of the Millennium Temple, so that there is no longer a distinction between the different parts, as in the old temple: parts left indeterminate in the latter now obtain a divine sanction, so that all arbitrariness is excluded. It is to be a perfect manifestation of the love of God to His Covenant-people; and from it, as from a new center of religious life there gushes forth the fullness of blessings to them, and so to all people (Ezekiel 47:1-23). Israel's province may hereafter be to show the essential identity in the minute details of temple sacrifices, between the law and gospel—shadow and type (Romans 10:8). The ideal of the theocratic temple will then first be realized.
The edifice of the temple proper is now described by 3D animation with subtitles in continuation of Ezekiel 40:48-49. We proceed from the temple porch to the "house," as it is named in Ezekiel 41:1. The idea of greatness suggests a large and spacious edifice, a palace of Jehovah (I Kings 7:12), embracing both the holy and the most Holy Place. The Man [Christ] "went inward" and measured the interior but Ezekiel did not enter as he was not the high priest.
Ezekiel 41:4-26, the most Holy Place is set before us as the goal, a heavenly state on earth—the Church of the New Testament. Thus in Ezekiel 43 the entire circuit of the mountain is called most Holy, from which it is evident we are all glorified, having entered a glory which "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love Him" (I Corinthians 2:9).
Ezekiel 42:5-20, although they are not all of the same size, that the priest's chambers are connected denotes the brotherly relation in the sanctuary (Psalm 133; I John 3:1-24). The same is the case with the progress and growth of the members of the Body of which Christ is the Head (I Corinthians 12:1-31). The measuring of the house is completed; but heaven and earth are said to be finished only when the Eternal rested. That will be in the Millennium where there will be no sin, and no sinners (Genesis 2; Micah 4:3).
Ezekiel 43:1-12, "and so the prophet's Guide leads him back to the east gate, and the gate by which the Shekinah departed (Ezekiel 11:1, 23) becomes the gate of re-entry now as Ezekiel witnesses a preview of the anointing of the Temple. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel (Ezekiel 1:26; 3:23; 10:18-19; Isaiah 63) was coming from the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone from His glory (Ezekiel 1:28; 10:2; Revelation 18:1). And it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, like the vision which I saw when He came to destroy the city (Ezekiel 9:1, 5). And the visions were like the vision which I saw by the river Chebar (Ezekiel 1:3, 16-17; 10:8-20; 3D animation of Ezekiel chapters 42-43 with subtitles); and I fell on my face. And the glory of the Lord entered the house by way of the gate facing east. And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner courtyard; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house."
"Then I heard Him speaking to me from the house, while a Man was standing beside me. And He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the sons of Israel forever. And the house of Israel will not again defile My holy Name, neither they nor their kings, by their prostitution and by the carcasses of their kings in their high places. In putting their threshold by My threshold, and their door post beside My door post, with only the wall between Me and them. And they have defiled My holy Name by their abominations which they have committed. So I have consumed them in My anger. Now let them put away their prostitution and the carcasses of their kings far from Me, and I will dwell among them forever."
"You, son of man, describe the Temple to the whole house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities, and let them measure the plan. And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the plan of the house, its structure, its exits, its entrances, and all its designs, all its statutes, and all its laws. And write it in their sight, so that they may observe its whole design and all its statutes and do them. This is the law of the house: its entire area on the top of the mountain all around shall be most Holy. Behold, this is the law of the house".
Ezekiel 43:10 indicates that as Israel served the nations under judgment for unbelief, he will be ashamed of his iniquities, repent, and the nation will be born in one day, martyred, then serve King Jesus and His wife in "the Kingdom restored to Israel" (Acts 1:6; Isaiah 60:12; Zechariah 14:17-19; Psalm 72:11). The wages of sin is death, and although sin's price has been paid on Calvary, physical death is present; Satan is riding his pale horse to perdition and hell follows with him (Revelation 6:8). Elect Israelites will realize what Ezekiel imparts to Hebrew minds by the imagery familiar to them.
Ezekiel 43:13-27; 44:1-3, The altar being measured and directions given for consecrating it at first and for its perpetual use and future cleansing, "the Man brought Ezekiel back by way of the outer gate of the sanctuary which looked toward the east. Then said the Lord unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter thereby; because the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut. It is for the Prince; the Prince, He shall sit in it to partake of a meal before the Lord; He shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and go out by the same way." This Prince is Jesus Messiah: the coming great tribulation is not for Christians (I Thessalonians 5:1-10); our tribulation began with the inauguration of the Church on the Day of Pentecost and will continue until we go Home. These great tribulations will come upon Israelites, their impersonators and the rest of the world.
Ezekiel 46:1, "Thus says the Lord God; the gate of the Inner Court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened." Israel had a Temple building; Christians have no headquarters on earth and no specific time or place of worship whereas Israel has three seasons of meeting at which every adult male Israelite is bound to present himself to the Temple at Jerusalem to observe a memorial of the Feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread (Exodus 12:11-24), Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles (Zechariah 14:16-21). And commencing from the day in which the allotments of the land of the Covenant are restored among the Tribes "the name of the City shall be The Lord is there".
These Scripture references and explanations should suffice to establish the fact that a physical, material Millennium Temple will be built in Israel according to the description God expounded in the visions He revealed to His prophet Ezekiel. Thus it is not appropriate to spiritualize the most Holy Place—New Jerusalem, Christ and His Bride in the Millennium Temple.
Zechariah foresaw the four Gentile world empires "And in the fourth chariot were grizzled and bay horses representing the various forms of the Roman government . . . [to this day]" and the angel explained "these are the four winds of heaven that strove upon the great sea" (Daniel 7:2; Revelation 7:1).
"The Word of the Lord came to Zechariah saying: Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah will bring gifts of silver and gold from the exiles in Babylon to assist in restoring the temple. The day they arrive from Babylon you are to meet them at the house of Josiah (the son of Zephaniah) where they will stay. Accept their gifts and make from them two crowns and place them on the head of Joshua, a type of Messiah, who will be both king and priest, the silver denoting His human nature, and the gold His divine. Tell him, the Lord of hosts says: You represent the Man who will come, whose Name is "The BRANCH"—in His divine nature, He is not the branch out of the stem of Jesse, or David, but their root (Isaiah 11:10; Revelation 5:5; 22:16). In this His human nature, He was small in His beginning as to His kingdom as well as His person; and mean in His appearance, as a mere bud or sprout, but gradually flourishing and becoming great and fruitful. As a branch, He was to be cut off, but would produce sprouts, branches, and trees of righteousness innumerable. "He shall grow up out of His place, the tribe and family, and He will build the Temple of the Lord. To Him belongs the royal title [Son of David] and He will rule upon His throne [in the Millennium] as King and as Priest with perfect harmony between the two offices".
"The two crowns shall for a memorial in the Temple of the Lord of the pious liberality of those men, who had presented the gold and silver of which they were made, and of the Messiah's certain and speedy coming. And they that are far off—Gentile converts to Christ shall come and build the mystic Body of that true temple, the Christian Church and be united with you Israelite Christians as brethren".
About this time the Judeans were descrying Zerubbabel's restoration which, "in comparison with Solomon's Temple, is as nothing" —having no Ark, no sacred fire, and no Shekinah—whereupon the Lord delivered a compound prophecy in Haggai 2:5-9 (and later in Malachi 3:1), "When you left Egypt I promised that My Spirit would remain among Israel. Fear not! For THUS SAITH THE LORD of hosts: In a little while I will begin to shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land—I will shake all nations (Isaiah 13:13), and [the Redeemer, Jesus Messiah], the Desire of all nations [us Gentiles—for Israel "desired Him not" (Isaiah 53:2-3; John 1:11)] shall come, and I will fill this house with My glory [veiled in virgin-born flesh at Christ's first Coming as formerly it was veiled in the Cloud], says the Lord of hosts. The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house [through the Presence of Christ] shall be greater than [the silver and gold that adorned] the former [temple of Solomon], says the Lord of hosts: and in this place [Jerusalem] I will give peace [between God and men through the Blood of the Cross (Genesis 49:10; Matthew 12:6)], says the Lord of hosts".
The shaking of nations implies judgments of wrath on the foes of God's people, and ultimately the earthquakes that sink Los Angeles and cleave the Mount of Olives before the reign of the Prince of peace (Isaiah 13:13). The kingdoms of the world are but the scaffolding for God's Spiritual Temple, and will be cast down when their purpose is accomplished. In this mortal life someone has to design the engineering, grow and harvest the food, sew the clothing, build the houses and print the Bibles for God's people. The transient nature of all that is earthly should lead men to desire the 'peace' of Messiah's eternal kingdom (Haggai 2:9; Hebrews 12:27-29). The Judahites hesitated in advancing the work of restoration through dread of the Medo-Persian world power and the craft of Samaria as today the children of Jacob durst not return to the land of the Covenant "for fear of the Jews" and crafty Israelis who boast—"By Way of Deception Thou shalt make War." The prophet assures the captives that Medo-Persia and all four world powers will fall before Messiah; therefore they need fear nothing.
Paul quoted this passage in Hebrews 12:26-27, comparing the heavier punishment awaiting the disobedient under the New Testament with that which confronted rebellious Israel at the institution of the Old Testament when only earth was shaken (Exodus 19); soon heaven and earth and all things will be shaken (Daniel 2:35,44; Matthew 21:44), but Jesus kingdom "cannot be shaken."
There are many parallels between Ezekiel and Revelation. And in the chapters we are studying Ezekiel represents elect Israelites in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week receiving the logos of the Message of their prophets martyred in Zechariah 4, Matthew 24 and Revelation 11, while John signifies Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation. Only 144,000 will receive the revelation of Ezekiel's vision, quickened by the Spirit after the martyrdom of the two witnesses who expounded their Trumpet mysteries. These elect Israelites will erect the Millennium temple, and Jesus Messiah, the Headstone the builders rejected, will be exalted and placed by the ministry of the "two olive branches" of Zechariah 4 anointed with the Spirit that endued Moses and Elijah. Their Message will be quickened—"Not by might, nor by power but by the baptism with the Holy Ghost" revealing Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to Israel.
Psalm 118:22, "The stone that the builders refused has become the head stone of the corner" (Ephesians 2:20; I Peter 2:4-8). God crowns Christ's Bride with grace as the Capstone transforms the Kingdom from a six-sided structure, and six is either four plus two—man's world (4) with man's enmity to God (2) brought in: or it is five plus one, the grace of God made of none effect by man's addition, perversion or corruption of it: or seven minus one, man's falling short of spiritual perfection. In any case, therefore, it has to do with man; it is the number of imperfection; the human number; the number of MAN as destitute of God, without God, without Christ, without hope in the world that is to come. Hereby the Body of the Kingdom becomes God's five-sided holy mountain, so when the Headstone is brought forth to the 144,000 and quickened by faith they will recognize their Lord and King "with shoutings, crying Grace, grace unto it" (Zechariah 4:7); and when they recognize their King they will recognize their Queen, His Wife the Church.
Today the Church Age Body of PART-Word saints is sealed into Christ, and the world, including the 144,000 elect Israelites, is shut out and under the spirit of Laodicea which means Judaeo-communism; most of these souls are imprisoned in the gap or breach between the Seals and the Church Ages. For those of Christ's end-time Bride who are already born-again the Capstone is on the pyramid; they are the "lively stones" of which it is built. This diagram illustrates the "very high mountain" of Ezekiel 40:2 to which the seer (who types the 144,000) has been transported in a vision as John (representing us) was caught up in the Spirit into heaven in Revelation 4; figuratively this "very high mountain" is the 1,500 mile high pyramidal form of Mount Zion, the future home of the earthly Bride and the Heavenly Groom in the renewed heavens and renewed earth. Its initial upward movement at the close of the Gentile dispensation will cause the earthquake that cleaves the Mount of Olives in twain, forming a wide valley and demolishing Al Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock on Mount Moriah, "shaking all nations" and leading to the 'hot stage' of World War III. In this vision the City is on this 1,500 mile high mountain "that fills the whole earth" (Isaiah 2:2; Ezekiel 17:22-23; 20:40; Daniel 2:35; Micah 4:1).
From the base of this Mountain in the renewed earth Ezekiel can look back over two thousand years to "the time of Jacob's trouble" in Daniel's Seventieth Week as John in Revelation 1:10 – 3:22 looked back through time from the Day of the Lord to the Seventh Trumpet, the Church Ages and Pentecost. Ezekiel's vision is parallel to that of John in Revelation 21:10, wherein you and I are "carried away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain" where the angel Brother Branham shows us "that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God"—the Bride of Christ and the elect of all Ages returning to dwell in the renewed heaven and renewed earth. Ezekiel sees the Millennium Temple that will be built from the plans revealed by the prophet Ezekiel. Its majestic square will be six times as large as the wall that enclosed the old temple, and larger than all of earthly Jerusalem, while the area of the city in Ezekiel is three to four thousand square miles in area, including the ground set aside for the prince, priests and Levites.
Revelation 21:17, "And he measured the wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel [Brother Branham (Revelation 21:9; 22:6-9; 17:1; 1:1)]." The number six employed in measuring Ezekiel's temple is that of man. Ezekiel 43:13, "These are the measures of the altar in cubits: the cubit is a cubit and a hand breadth." A cubit is the length of the forearm from the tip of the middle finger to the forearm, roughly 17½ inches in Israel, while a "hand breadth" was the full breadth of the hand, three and a half inches, making 21 inches (equivalent to the royal cubit of the Egyptians), and one reed was six cubits.
This is the blueprint of an architectural structure to be erected in the Millennium and a form of instruction veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols intended to transform the rude matter of 144,000 elect Israelites into polished stones, perfect in harmony, proportion and regular character with the Word of God for the most Holy Place—an edifice wherein Jesus Messiah and His Bride will reign and be worshipped through the Millennium. The Lord is measuring and molding the character of His servant nation "in the stature of the perfect Man".
In Revelation 3:12 Jesus promised, "I will make He who overcomes a pillar in the Temple of My God [which is His Body (John 2:19; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; II Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:20-22; I Peter 2:5; Hebrews 3:6)] and he shall go out no more: and I will write upon him the Name of My God, and the Name of the City of My God, which is New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new Name." This agrees with Ezekiel 48:35 where "the name of the City will be The Lord is there" or "Emmanuel, which means God with us" (Matthew 1:23), while in Revelation 21:2, 22 it is "New Jerusalem" . . . "for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb [and by the invisible marriage union, His Bride] are its temple. . . that comes down from God out of heaven" and Jesus is Priest King (Ezekiel 37:22).
Hebrews 7:1-2, "For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; to Whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like the Son of God; abides a priest forever." Melchisedec was the Lord God Himself manifest in created flesh who was later born of the virgin Mary as Jesus Christ to pay sin's price, conquer death and Hades and rise for our justification. When He died His Bride New Jerusalem was in Him as Eve was in Adam, so you paid for your sins IN Christ on Calvary and were taken from His side in the form of the Holy Spirit from which Christ is making His Bride as Eve was taken from Adam's side in the form of a rib. Being raised and seated IN Him in heavenly places which is the Word, you have eternal Life and cannot come under condemnation (Romans 4:25; 8:1; II Corinthians 5:13-17; Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 3:3).
Brother Branham asked, "Who is this Melchisedec"? Who is the King of righteousness? Who is the King of New Jerusalem, the King of Peace?—Why, it is the Almighty God, our Brother Jesus Christ!
I Corinthians 15:27-28, "For God has put all things under Jesus' feet. But when He says all things are put under Him, it is clear that God who put all things under Him is excepted. And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subjected to Him that God may be all in all." For this Temple City overshadowed by the Shekinah will be the most Holy Place which none but God's elect may enter (Revelation 21:3, 27).
In the vision (Revelation 1) the City is signified by "one like the Son of man" drawn out from seven golden lamp stands three cubits high south in the sanctuary in God's Presence. In Ezekiel 40:2, the sanctuary is transformed to a "very high mountain" with the City of God on the south, and below representing Israel, the table of showbread that stood one and a half cubits high is being reinstructed into the Millennium temple on the north of the same mountain or Kingdom.
Do you see from these shadows and types how the Bible is the story of God changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts, through the spoken Word to the manifestation of His thoughts—Attributes of Himself—Spirit in the flesh of His glorified Family, Jesus Christ and His Bride? He will never be lonely again.
In the vision the Lord brought Ezekiel to this mountain in the land of Israel where he encountered a Man in appearance radiant brass with a reed and a line of flax for measuring. This Man was Christ, the Angel of the Lord. I have learned this from the realization that Revelation 11:1-2 properly belongs to Revelation 10. Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride, so in obedience to the heavenly voice we told Christ the Angel, "Give me the little Book." And He said, "Take it and eat it up . . . And I took the little Book from the Angel's hand, [no second-hand religion for Christ's Bride] . . . And I was given a reed like a rod, and He said, Rise, and measure the temple of God [(Gk.) 'naos' or sanctuary comprising the Holy Place and Holy of Holies which are one since Calvary], and the altar [of incense], and them that worship in it. And cast out the court which is outside the temple, you shall not measure it; for it was given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty two months." That is, for the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week in which God's Covenant in Christ is reconfirmed to Israel (Daniel 12:6-7; Revelation 12:14; 13:5).
We encounter Christ again in Ezekiel 40:3-4, "Behold, there [on the "very high mountain"] was a Man, whose appearance was like bronze [(Ezekiel 1:26; 44:2, 5; Daniel 10:5-6, 10:18; Zechariah 2; 6:12-13; Revelation 1:15)], with a line of flax and a measuring reed in His hand, standing in the gateway. And the Man said to me, Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and take to heart all that I shall show you; for you were brought here so that I might show it to you: declare all that you see to the house of Israel".
We find the same Man in Ezekiel 43:6-7, "I heard Him speaking to me from the house while the Man stood beside me. He said to me, Son of man, this is the place of My Throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever, and the house of Israel shall no more defile My holy Name, neither they, nor their kings, by their idolatry, or by the corpses of their [idols who held lordship over them as] kings in their high places".
We find the same Man in Ezekiel 44:2, 5, as well as in earlier chapters. He appears in Daniel 10:5-6, while in Daniel 7:13 and Revelation 1:13-17 He is no longer alone but united with "One like unto the Son of Man"—His Wife—YOU and me, drawn out from the seven lamp stands into the unity of the faith with the Token of His Life on display.
From the very first God claimed to be Israel's King both politically and spiritually and had resisted their wish to have a human king as implying a rejection of Himself as the proper Head of state. Even when He yielded it was with a protest against the king ruling except as His vice-regent. When Messiah reigns at Jerusalem, He will realize the original idea of the theocracy as its divine-human King reigning in righteousness over a righteous people (Ezekiel 43:12; Isaiah 52:1; 54:13; 60:21).
As in Revelation 11:1-2 where the Bride is instructed to measure or judge and separate the sanctified blood Israelites by the Absolute, a reed of THUS SAITH THE LORD, in Ezekiel 40-43 God is reinstructing Israel, restoring them to tribal order in His Presence by the Absolute of obedience in holiness through faith for the Millennium under the theocracy (Ezekiel 48). After measuring the sanctuary—signifying the ministry of the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 "reinstructing" the 144,000 Israelites—the Spirit brings Ezekiel back to the Eastern Gate of the Temple where Christ will take His rest throughout the thousand year theocracy, and be worshipped therein.
Ezekiel 43:2-3, "Behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and His voice was as the voice of many waters [the ten thousand times ten thousand of His wife united with Him (Ezekiel 1:24; Revelation 1:15)]: and earth shone with His glory [the (Gk.) 'ephinaea' of His unseen (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to Israel radiating from the hearts of the elect Israelites hitherto in darkness (Isaiah 6; 60:1-2) as the revelation of His 'parousia' Coming to us Gentiles had also "lightened the earth with His glory" (Revelation 18:1)]. And the vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when He came to destroy the city and like the vision I had seen by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face" (Ezekiel 4:1-28).
Like Revelation 18:1 this is prospective as explained by verses 6-7 which we have discussed, and the remainder of the Book; the glory of the Lord does not enter the 144,000 until they are fully immersed in the Spirit in chapter 47; then in chapter 48 they are restored to tribal order and the tribal names Dan and Ephraim are recognized for the theocratic rule. I place the chronological setting of Ezekiel 43 at the dispensation change when the sign of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel manifests in the form of a Pillar of Cloud over the Mount of Olives (Isaiah 29:6; Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 24:30-31; Acts 1:10-11; Revelation 16:18-19)—its significance will be unrecognized by Israel until after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week and the death of their two prophets as it was many years before Christ's end-time Bride recognized the true significance of our Pillar of Cloud.
Revelation 7:2-3, "And I saw another Angel ascending from the east, having the Seal of the living God: and He cried with a loud voice to the four angels [or satanic horse riders of Revelation 6], to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees with World War III, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads".
This "reinstruction" by the two Hebrew prophets will realize the justification and sanctification of the 144,000, but their new birth cannot take place until after the martyrdom of the two prophets in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth week (54-0514, The Seal of God, par. 239).
I notice there are many in the circle of this Message who imagine that Daniel's Seventieth Week is only three and half years. This is because they have neglected to take the "letter" of Brother Branham's Messages back to the Absolute of God's written Word from Genesis to Revelation to understand what those words mean. The prophet Paul wrote "The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life" (II Corinthians 3:6), and like "those noble Bereans" we must discern between the Logos and the rhema. This timeline clearly shows us that seven full prophetic years, each of 360 days are outstanding and remain to be fulfilled in Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Ezekiel 43:10-11, "Son of man, describe the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern [and compare it to their own lives] (Ezekiel 36:31-32; Zechariah 12:10 – 13:9). And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, show them the construction of the house, and its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, and its whole form; and make known to them all its ordinances and all its laws; and write it down in their sight, that they observe the whole constitution and its regulations and do them; [that is, repent]!" Justification.
The low wall that surrounds the sanctuary and separates it from the profane place (Ezekiel 40:5; 42:15-20) is but twelve feet high, so it is not defensive but proclaims, "You shall be holy, for I am holy." The guardrooms and gates embody the Word: "Without are dogs, whoremongers, murderers and idolaters." The chambers for the people in the outer court preached: "Rejoice in the Lord always and be thankful." The arrangements for the priests reminded of sin and demanded that one should consecrate oneself to God in the burnt-offering, dying to self and mortifying the deeds of the flesh, and always present Him the thank-offering and meat offering of good works. While the altar of incense proclaimed to all: "Pray without ceasing." Sanctification.
Ezekiel 43:12, "This is the law of the house; the whole area around the top of the mountain shall be Most holy. This is the law of the house." This superlative, which had been used exclusively of the Holy of Holies (Exodus 26:34), was now to characterize the entire building. This all-pervading sanctity was to be "the law of the [whole] house," as distinguished from the Levitical Law which confined the peculiar sanctity to a single apartment of it. In the restoration of the kingdom to Israel, their divine King occupies that fleshly house of the 144,000 as His throne conditional to them putting away sin and giving Him preeminence in their hearts. The law of the house consists in the whole region of the pyramidal temple mount being holy (foreshadowed by Mount Horeb in Exodus 19:12-13). It is the "high place" of God—not a high place of gods. In reality the Temple will be manmade even as "they shall build houses, and inhabit them" (Isaiah 65:22). The remainder of the chapter pertains to the consecration of the altar of sacrifice where the people offer their sacrifice of faith and praise. This signifies the entire surrender and consecration of the people to the Lord, whereby they present themselves to Him and enter into grace that He may re-occupy. The justified man lives henceforth not to Himself. Regeneration.
Ezekiel speaks of a sacrificial altar and burnt offerings; but in the Millennium "The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, saith the Lord" (Isaiah 65:25; 11:9). Every animal sacrifice will be memorial in nature and coincide with other memorials such as Joshua at Gilgal, and Calvary. This discussion is for another time.
The bronze laver is absent from Ezekiel's temple since Israel's sin has been remitted (Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 5:26; Revelation 15). Satan will be bound for a thousand years so there will be no sin until after the general resurrection, besides which, the Glorified saints are immune to sin.
also missing from Ezekiel's Millennium Temple is the golden furniture of the tabernacle in the wilderness and King Solomon's temple. The golden lampstand has been transformed into Jesus Messiah's glorified Wife—"the holy City, New Jerusalem coming down from heaven as a Bride adorned for Her Husband" (Revelation 21:2). Jesus said of us, "You are the Light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid" (Matthew 5:14). The permanent Temple is "the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb" (Revelation 21:22). We are the continuation of "the creation of God" (Revelation 3:14), an enduring temple (I Corinthians 3:16; Revelation 21:3) wherein the Presence of the Lord, formerly represented by the Angel of the Covenant and the Pillar of Cloud, will dwell and be worshiped throughout eternity by the "saved" dwelling under the renewed heavens and around the circumference of the renewed earth. "And nothing unclean nor anyone practicing immorality and falsehood shall ever enter the City, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life" (Revelation 21:27).
The Table of showbread (or bread of the Presence) is transformed into one nation embracing 144,000 glorified Israelites whose spiritual home is the Millennium Temple, "a house of prayer for all people" (Isaiah 56:7) wherein King Jesus Messiah and His glorified Bride from all nations will be enthroned when He "gives them one heart filled with a new spirit, takes the stony heart out of their flesh, and gives them a heart of flesh" (Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26; Mark 11:17). Whereas the Lord God was "a little sanctuary in the countries in which He has scattered Israel" (Ezekiel 11:16), when the two nations are reunited into one kingdom under David's greater Son "I will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My dwelling place shall be with them: and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And the nations [of the "saved"] will know that I the Lord sanctify Israel" (Ezekiel 37:25-28). Ezekiel 40-48 is "the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel" (Acts 1:6).
The altar of incense is extant and larger than of old, but a plain wooden form (Ezekiel 41:22; 44:16) indicative perhaps of our humanity, and foursquare indicating the universality of "worship in Spirit and in truth" by divine revelation. It signifies ceaseless worship, as in the tabernacle and temple incense burned continuously (I Thessalonians 5:17), and although there will never be intercession or another prayer for the sick, the dying and distressed souls, Jesus Messiah remains the same and will be unfolding the blessings of His Word throughout eternity. The words "incense" and "prayer" are used interchangeably (Psalm 141:2), and in Revelation 8:3 "much incense [of the Seven Thunders, which is the revelation of the Seventh Seal] was added to the prayers of all saints in the Church of all Ages" to remove the offense of human error and bring our several and collective revelation into oneness with the mind of Christ. This, too, is fulfilled in our oneness in the Spirit.
The veil separating the royal priesthood from the Holy of Holies is also missing from Ezekiel's temple as it represents Christ's Body: "when He yielded up the ghost the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom" (Matthew 27:50-51; Hebrews 10:20). Since we are in Christ who is "the door into the sheepfold" (John 10:1) we have even now in this mortal life entered into the Holy of Holies by hope through faith.
Also absent from Ezekiel's temple is the Ark of the Covenant (Jeremiah 3:16-17), having been transformed into King Jesus Messiah (Revelation 11:19). Henceforth the first God-Man will be "dwelling in the midst of Israel forever" (Ezekiel 43:7).
Ezekiel 44:22 speaks of marriage, however "those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, for they cannot die any more but are like the angels, and as sons of the resurrection they are God's sons" (Luke 20:35-36). For the glorified saints (Gk.) 'chronos' "time will be no longer." Being eternal we will never be "late," there will be no bus to miss, and our "offspring" will be those we have led to new birth in the days of man.
Ezekiel 44:25 mentions "dead persons," however there will be neither birth nor death in the Millennium; we will all wear bespoke shrink-proof, stretch-proof, wrinkle-proof glorified bodies that will always be in fashion and never grow old.
The Millennium Temple is an architectural edifice and an allegory instructing the elect, whether they be Jesus' Wife Israel's Queen, our personal attendants, administrators to the Royal Family and Household, or myriad duties and responsibilities pertaining to the government of the Kingdom of God. The natural types the Spiritual, thus by faith Old Testament shadows and types are the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of "things not seen" in the Kingdom of rest, each elect commences with a blank slate in experience, protocol, duties and responsibilities.
The natural tabernacle and temple type the kingdom of God and the redeemed individuals who will comprise the theocracy. The Outer Court of the tabernacle represents your first step in grace where you receive the revelation who the Lord Jesus is; not three in one or six of one and half-a-dozen of the other, but the one person of God born of a virgin to fulfill the part of Adam's KINSMAN Redeemer and vicariously pay the wages of sin. Here by grace through faith you receive Him as your Saviour, repent of past unbelief and take His Name as your body is baptized by immersion in the brazen laver for the remission of past sins as the sacrifice had to be washed before it was offered. Following obedience your sacrifice of faith was as it were consumed on the brazen altar, and you are accounted justified by grace through faith.
Your second step by grace through faith is sanctifying your mortal spirit to bring your memory, conscience, imagination affections and reasoning subject to the Word and will of God, enabling you to take charge of what you see, listen to, taste, touch, feel and say. Ordering your life to God's standard of holiness you approach the altar of incense in the Holy Place. Sanctification will continue throughout daily life to keep you unsullied by the world.
Your third step is the baptism with the Holy Spirit through a life manifesting the Word for your day. This quickens your soul to new birth, seals you in Christ unto the day of your physical redemption and initiates your growth to maturity in the unity of the faith in preparation for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Spiritually you are now in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, beyond the veil in the Holy of Holies as it were, growing in grace and bringing the ten senses of your mortal spirit and corruptible flesh under preeminence to Christ the Word and Husband of your soul so that the Token affirming His Life in you is on display as a written epistle of the Word for this hour.
Brother Branham said, "When you once see the Message of the hour, there's nothing else you can see but that. That's all. Everything else is gone; the rest of its just filler when you once see the Message." Jesus said, "All the Father has given Me will come. And no man can come except My Father has called him." In each dispensation from the Garden of Eden it is only the elect who have been called (John 15:16).
"The Message will go forth, but it will just go right on over [people's heads]. Just like He said, "Some fell by the wayside, and some this way, but some went over." And a lot of its just filler, to fill in the time. Millions of people that's professing Christianity will miss it a million miles." You can see from the diagrams how the three divisions of the tabernacle and temple are a natural type of the saint of God: body, mortal spirit, and soul. The tabernacle and temple, their furniture and service of worship were symbols of redemption directing Israel back into God's favour and Presence; back to the bosom of Christ and the holy City, New Jerusalem on the holy Mount in a restored Eden. You are the true temple of God.
Let's see where Brother Branham taught these things.
The Lord determined He would deal with the Israel nation and their holy city in grace for Seventy Weeks of prophetic years, 490 years commencing in 445BC from the going forth of the commandment of King Cyrus to build and restore Jerusalem (Nehemiah 1:1-2:8), concluding with the anointing of the Millennium Temple.
"The most Holy Place" is where the Lord was enthroned on the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies that once hid God's 'Rhema' inscribed on stone tablets behind shittim wood crowned with a golden Mercy Seat, above which and facing the Presence were golden cherubim signifying Israel's great prophets (Zechariah 4:14; Luke 7:28) who introduced the 'rhema' of Law in stone and grace in Jesus Messiah whose virgin-born flesh would veil the Logos in the many-membered form of New Jerusalem, His Bride, the last Eve. The most Holy Place will be anointed when King Jesus Messiah and His Wife take their throne in the Millennial Temple for their thousand-year reign and the Glory of the Lord or Shekinah will fills the House.
These scriptures pinpoint the regeneration, persecution and martyrdom of the 144,000 elect Israelites: Revelation 12:13-17; 13:7-10; 14:1-5, 12 – 15:4; and 18:20 – 19:7. This is what the Prophet taught in "The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel" (61-0730E, The sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel, par. 119-129, 133-135):
After the seventy weeks . . . after this tribulation, after the Woes, after the Seals, after the Plagues, after the casting out of Satan [into the bottomless pit], the Millennium sets in, then Christ comes back with the Bride ". . . I heard a . . . voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia [Heb.]; Salvation, and glory, . . . honour, . . . power, unto the Lord our God: for true and righteous are Your judgments: for He had judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up forever and ever . . . (That's the old prostitute church) . . . her smoke rose up . . . And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that set upon the throne, saying, Amen; Hallelujah."
"And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God—Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great."
"And I heard as it was the voice of a great multitude, (Listen. Here YOU are, church. After She went up in the third chapter, here She comes. See?) . . . And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a mighty thundering, saying, Hallelujah: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. (Hallelujah. Watch. The marriage of the Lamb comes now. Here She comes). Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come [to pass], and His Wife has made Herself ready." (Here She comes, both Bride and Bridegroom).
"And to Her was granted that She should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousnesses [or righteous acts] of saints. And he [Brother Branham] said unto me [John, who represents Christ's end-time Bride]: Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the wedding supper of the Lamb. And he said unto me. These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am your fellowservant, and of your brethren and have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
"And I saw heaven opened [i.e. a vision], and . . . a white horse; (Oh, my) . . . and He that set thereon . . . was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness does He judge and make war. And His eyes was as flames of fire, and on His head were many crowns; . . . (He was crowned what? King of kings) and He had a Name written, that no man knowed, but . . . himself" (because it's a revelation).
"And He was clothed with white vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called The Word of God . . . ("In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God; and the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us." Who was it? Jesus) . . . and His Name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (Glory, here He comes). And out of His mouth will go a sharp sword, and that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. And He had on His vesture and on His thigh a Name written, KING OF KING, AND LORD OF LORDS".
"What was it? His people [Israel] had just crowned Him King of king and Lord of Lord [by their revelation of His unseen second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, three and a half years after the ministry and martyrdom of the two witnesses (Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 16:19) coming back to His holy Temple anointed with the Presence of God to live and to reign through the Millennium with His Church. Amen. The appearing with the mighty King to take Her place at His side (I Timothy 6:14-16), the new royal anointed Temple. Now, the sixfold purpose of Revelations 6:1 to Revelations 19:21 is fulfilled." [End of quoting].
The Millennium will "set in" with the new birth of the 144,000 when Israel recognize Christ and His Bride by their belated revelation of His unseen 'parousia' Coming in the latter part of the second half of the Week. The mark of the beast will not be enforced until after the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, three and a half years before the 144,000 are martyred, Then Vatican City State and the United States of America will be annihilated and the consummation will cleanse earth by fire of life prior to the Millennium.
Since we now understand the mystery of the Millennium temple, having placed these events in time according to the Logos of God and not the rhema of His prophet, please confirm this revelation in your own Bible so that you can say "Amen" to these assertions with the conviction of faith. nl774.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.