Bible Believers' Newsletter 885
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
The Prophet said, "Oh, brother, give me a church full of the Holy Ghost. God will do in one year what all theology's failed to do in two thousand years. You wait till the anointing of the church really strikes home to that faithful the little remnant. After the doors of the Gentiles is closed, oh, God will anoint a church then. "He who's filthy, let him be filthy still. He who's righteous let him be righteous still, and he who's holy let him be holy still." And God will anoint the church with the power of God, and things will be taken place. Not only that then, but He's doing it now" (COD, p. 145:202).
Today we return to our study in Zechariah Chapter Fourteen, praying you will be blessed of the Lord as prove all things.
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The Iran Nuclear Energy Agreement: Force again prevails over Law
By Paul Craig Roberts
April 8, 2015 The Israel Lobby and its associated Neocon war criminals will block if they can the nuclear energy agreement, worked out by Putin, Iran, and Obama, which has the promise of bringing to an end the US orchestrated crisis over Iran's development of nuclear energy. As a signatory to the nuclear weapons non-proliferation treaty, which Israel is not, Iran has the right under the treaty to develop nuclear energy. Iran, alone of all the signatories to the treaty, has had its rights under the treaty cancelled by economic sanctions imposed by the US and by the threat of a US military attack. Neither US intelligence nor the International Atomic Energy Agency, which inspects Iran's enrichment sites, has reported any sign of an Iranian nuclear weapons program for the past decade. Despite the absence of any evidence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, the crazed Israeli government and its neoconservative agents, who represent Israel's interests, not America's, have almost driven the US to war with Iran over nuclear weapons as non-existent as Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.
The nuclear energy agreement that has been reached eliminates any possibility of Iran diverting enriched uranium to a weapons program. Nevertheless Washington warmongers and the Israel Lobby are attempting to block the agreement with the argument that "Iran's leaders cannot be trusted."
The real question, however, is on what basis can Iran possibly trust Washington?
Iran should ask former Soviet president Gorbachev what Washington's word is worth. In exchange for Gorbachev's agreement to the reunification of Germany, Washington promised Gorbachev that NATO would not move one inch to the East and promptly took NATO to Russia's border and is now working to incorporate former parts of the Russian empire into NATO.
Iran should ask current Russian president Putin what Washington's word is worth. Sensing Russian strategic weakness, the George W. Bush regime broke the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty that Washington had signed with Moscow. Pulling out of the treaty, Washington quickly put anti-ballistic missile bases on Russia's borders, hoping to degrade Russia's strategic missile forces that serve as a guardian against Washington's first nuclear strike, a policy now permissible under Washington's revised war doctrine.
Iran should ask Germany, which was coerced into the Versailles Treaty in violation of every promise President Wilson made to Germany in exchange for ending World War I. The extensive loss of Germany territory and crippling reparations greedily and thoughtlessly imposed on Germany, whose government most certainly did not start the war, led directly to World War II, also blamed on Germany despite the fact that the war began with Britain's and France's declaration of war on Germany.
Iran should ask the American Indiansthe Iroquois, the Cherokee, the Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanche, the Nez Perce, and every other indigenous American people how many treaties Washington kept. In case you don't know the answer, it is zero. Washington did not keep a single treaty it made with the Indian tribes. To fully comprehend the total worthlessness of Washington's word, read Ralph K. Andrist's book, "The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indian." No one who reads this book would sign any agreement with Washington.
An agreement with Washington is a prelude to treachery. It puts the signer at ease while Washington prepares the signer's doom. This is the way Washington operates . . . No one can trust Washington. Least of all the American people. [But of course, Washington DC is a sovereign nation independent of the United States of America].
Throughout history Washington has proven conclusively that its word is not worth the paper it is written on.
Everyone who ever trusted Washington has been betrayed . . . The real importance of the nuclear energy agreement is that Washington was able successfully to use coercion to force Iran to forego its treaty rights in order to avoid military and economic assault . . . Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
Comment: If you are a US citizen it is in your interest to read the full story. Any nation that behaves like this rogue state must be destroyed but Bible readers realize that like Kaiser Wilhelm II, Mr. Putin is a compassionate man, and when Russia defeats and briefly occupies the USA he will settle for peace and withdraw his troops. But when the Vatican and her US imagean exceptionally foolish wage and tax slave state to the 'City of London'break their agreement with the Jewish banksters, Jewry and European nations along with Iran, Ethiopia, Libya, Turkey, Egypt, etc, (Ezekiel 38:1-6; Daniel 11:40-43) will unite with re-communized Russia and obliterate Rome and the USA (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 13:11-18; 16:12-16; 17:12-18; 18:17-18).
Pilots are not buying the Andreas Lubitz Germanwings Story
April 2, 2015 Interesting discussion regarding the Germanwings Airline crash, with Field McConnell, Ex-Pilot with Northwest Airlines with over 25 years experience. Full story: http://beforeitsnews.com
Excerpts from Hitler's Reichstag Speech Four Days after Pearl Harbor
December 11, 1941 Why is there now another American president determined to incite wars and, above all, to stir up hostility against
GermanyRussia to the point of war? . . . Full story: tomatobubble.com
Comment: Fourteen years after the Neocon's 'New Pearl Harbour' Obama acts like a clone of the despicable F.D. Roosevelt on steroids. Whild doing everything right, President Putin's approval rating, like Hitler's, is 90% plus, even in the West, yet he is evil spoken of by the Jew's global media monopoly.
Here is the full text of Germany's Declaration of War against the United States.
The World has been Brainwashed
Since the mid-20th century, the world has only ever heard one side of an incredible story. The story of a boy from an ordinary family whose ambition it was to become an artist, but who instead became a drifter. His destiny however was not to drift into the awaiting oblivion, but to rise to the greatest heights of power, eventually to become one of the most influential men who ever lived.
Learn the untold story about the most reviled man in history. Adolf Hitler, a six-hour Documentary that chronicles the rise of Germany from defeat in World War I, to communist attempts to take over Germany; hyperinflation during the Weimar Republic, widespread unemployment and misery, and Adolf Hitler's rise to power.
It also reveals a personal side of Adolf Hitler: who he was, his family background, his artwork and struggles in Vienna and what motivated him to come to power. There's so much hidden history to recount; FDR Pearl Harbor conspiracy, Soviet brutality, betrayal and treachery on all sides. Do we really know the true cost of war? Do we really possess all the facts? Watch this series and uncover the real root causes of World War II. Do your own research and decide what you choose to believe. Think differently . . . Full story: The Greatest Story Never Told, and youtube.com.
Comment: Educate yourself from the BIG LIES of history and religion. These five-minute videos on populist Germany under Hitler are for those who still believe Jewish BIG LIES on the subject. The first is a sermon by a black preacher praising Hitler as the savior of humanity. Note the elation of German crowds and unlike Jewish US presidential appearances, the freedom from security. A leader who is loved need not fear his people.
America's War on Terrorism
According to Professor Michel Chossudovsky, the "war on terrorism" is a complete fabrication based on the illusion that one man, [CIA agent provocateur] Osama bin Laden, outwitted the $40 billion-a-year American intelligence apparatus. The "war on terrorism" is a war of conquest. Globalisation is the final march to the "New World Order," dominated by Wall Street and the US military-industrial complex. September 11, 2001 provides a justification for waging a war without borders. Washington's agenda consists in extending the frontiers of the American Empire to facilitate complete US corporate control, while installing within America the institutions of the Homeland Security State [for "the squeeze"].
Chossudovsky peels back layers of rhetoric to reveal a complex web of deceit aimed at luring the American people and the rest of the world into accepting a military solution which threatens the future of humanity. The last chapter includes an analysis of the London 7/7 Bomb Attacks. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Planes, no Planes and Video Fakery
Boston Defendant Drugged & Defenseless
April 7, 2015 The accused has been without friends in the court. The appointed public defenders have had one goalto protect the government's false accusations from exposure. Lead Prosecutor William D. Weinreb has submitted false evidence, knowing the public defenders would not challenge him. He told the Jury that the bombing was Muslim revenge for US foreign policy. Illuminati Jews like Weinreb have been prominent in perpetrating false flags on Americans to justify the creation of a police state.
Not only is Tsarnaev denied a real defense, he is denied his own will and volition in court. After the day's proceeding, he remembers nothing of the trialnot even his lawyer's admission that "He did it." Scopolomine was used to control James Holmes and likely it is being used to control Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The drug incapacitates the victim, rendering him docile and child-like, without even a memory of what occurred . . . Full story: henrymakow.com
Comment: As indicated in Newsletters 782 and 826, all evidence indicates the Tsarnaev brothers were innocent patsies of a patently false flag US government black op.
US Police killed more People in March than UK Cops have since 1900
April 4, 2015 The number of fatalities involving the police is at more than 100 in the past month—111 to be exact—which comes to about three people killed by police each day in the United States . . . The FBI has now released new information which reveals an average of 545 people killed by local and state law enforcement officers in the US went uncounted in their prior crime statistics provided every year for almost a decade.
In this attempt by official record-keepers to assess the number of previously unknown "law enforcement homicides," researchers found that an average of 928 people were killed by police annually over the same period, much more than the 383 number published by the FBI data . . .
That number can be compared to the number of civilians who have been killed as the result of terrorism. In 2013, the US Department of State puts that number at 16, the most recent year for which data is available.
Dividing the average of the number of people killed by police with the number of American citizens not in the military who were killed from terrorism, you get the 58, suggesting Americans are actually 58 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist . . . Full story: sputniknews.com
Comment: A cowardly S. Carolina cop who shot a man eight times in the back has been charged with murder. The home of the brave and land of the free has changed since "Leave it to Beaver," "Amos and Andy," and "Father knows Best"!
Zechariah Chapter Fourteen Part II
Ezekiel saw "The likeness of the glory of the Lord" that appeared to Israel's high priest above and between the cherubim on the Day of Atonement depart the Holy of Holies before God's servant Nebuchadnezzar razed His Temple, terminating the monarchy and beginning "the times of the Gentiles" (Ezekiel 1:28; 10:22). It has since lived in the Temple of Jesus Christ and His mystic Body the Church (Matthew 3:16-17; Acts 2:3; Zechariah 6:12). Israel will see it no more 'til they "anoint the Most Holy Place"their glorified King and His Queen, crowning Him King of kings and Lord of lords joyfully crying "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord" when they see the sign of the Coming of the Son of man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth (Matthew 23:39; Zechariah 12:10; Revelation 11:13, 18-19; 19:14-15; 1:7; Acts 1:6; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 41).
When Judah emulated Israel and worshipped the pagan Babylonian trinity she rejected the Shekinah of God's Presence which never returned to the Holy of Holies "made with hands" (Ezekiel 8; 10). Satan will take residence in Israel's third temple incarnate in the Pope when as president of one world government he is king of kings and "sits as God, showing himself that he is God" (Isaiah 14:12-15; Daniel 11:45; II Thessalonians 2:4) forcing trinitarianism, "the mark of the beast," on pain of death (Revelation 13:15-18; Matthew 24:21-22). So "the great tribulation" or "the time of Jacob's trouble" will begin in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week when Rome abrogates her covenant with the Jewish banksters, "causing the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and making the temple desolate for the overspreading of abominations unto the consummation which is determined and shall be poured upon those who are desolate" (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 19:19-21), "but Israel [all 144,000] shall be saved out of it" (Jeremiah 30:1-24). After the martyrdom and resurrection of Israel's two witnesses "Michael will commence His reign . . . and every Israelite written in the Lamb's Book of Life will be delivered" (Daniel 10:21; 12:1; Zechariah 14:3, 9). This divine judgment will end spiritually when the nation of 144,000 elect Israelites is born-again in one day although Rome will rule to the consummation (Daniel 2:45; 9:27).
After His baptism the Shekinah made His abode in the Temple of Jesus' Body wherein we are pillars. Rejected by priestly authorities of the second Temple, He declared "It is written: My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves." And He rebuked the Scribes and Pharisees: "Your house is left to you forsaken and desolate." Hereafter "this den of thieves" is no longer "My Father's House" but "the Jews' house, for I assure you, you will not see Me [the Shekinah (Ezekiel 43:1-12; Revelation 7:2)] henceforth till you say, Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple" (Matthew 21:13; 23:38 24:1).
Following His crucifixion the Lord ceased dealing with the Israel nation and turned to call "a people for His Name"a Bride from those of Adam's race who would receive Him, and sent His servant Titus to raze the second temple and destroy the city of Jerusalem. For two thousand years, the Israelites have been stateless, their name and land stolen by wandering self-styled Jews of Cain's race who have no inheritance in this world or hope in the world that is to come (Genesis 4:12). "But once the last elect Gentile has entered the place of God's rest, the Lord will stretch out His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people from Assyria, from Lower and Upper Egypt, and from Iran, and from Iraq, and from Syria, and from the Islands of the Mediterranean [NOT from Russia, Hungary, Germany, London, Paris or New York. Thus the present inhabitants of modern Israel are NOT "the remnant of His people" born of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, but imperSINators who style themselves Israelis]" (Isaiah 11:10-11). When Messiah returns to Israel He will find non-Semitic Jews and apostate Israelites (Luke 18:7-8) who having forsaken Moses and the Prophets for the hubris of the Babylonian Talmud are resolved to build another Jews' house "made with hands".
Isaiah called Judea a second Sodom and Gomorrah after the nature of two Serpent's seed cities destroyed by God. Having forsaken God, desolate and overrun by the Serpent's seed, Judah and Jerusalem will be ruled by a non-Semitic people until the consummation and regarded spiritually as Sodom and Egypt (Isaiah 1:10, Daniel 9:27, Luke 21:24 and Revelation 11:1-2, 8). Malachi 1:4-5 prophesied of these Edomite Jews who were Serpent's seed and assimilated with Judah, "If Edom says, We are shattered, but we will rebuild the ruins; thus saith the Lord of hosts: They shall build, but I will throw down till they are called, The Land of Wickedness, and the people against whom the Lord has indignation forever. O Israel, lift your eyes to see what God is doing all around the world, then you will say, Truly the Lord's great power is magnified beyond the border of Israel." Edom has rebuilt the modern Israel State, but according to Zechariah 14:1-4 it will be thrown down and they will depart enabling genuine blood Israelites to return to the land of their Covenant for redemption.
Jesus prophesied the whole world would be in a Sodom condition in the days of His 'parousia' Coming, yet there will be a remnant (Luke 17:28-30). Brother Branham said the denominational churches are in Sodom and that His Message is to call out the wise and foolish virgin as the Message of Israel's prophets will call out the remnant 144,000 (Romans 9:27-33).
As it was in the time of the earthquake in Uzziah's reign over Judah, when the Lord comes to Israel He will find "a sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, descendants of evildoers, children who deal corruptly: having forsaken the Lord they have despised the Holy One of Israel, and are utterly estranged . . . Your country is devastated; your cities have been burned with fire: in your very presence the Serpent's seed [(Heb.) Zuwr] devour your cultivated land, it is a devastation overthrown by Serpent's seed. The daughter of Zion [Christ's Bride] is left behind like a watchman's shanty in a vineyard when the harvest time is over, like a shack in a cucumber patch, or a city preserved from the desolation that surrounds it. Had the Lord of hosts not stepped in to save a very small remnant, natural and Spiritual Israel would have been wiped out like Sodom and Gomorrah. Hear the Word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom [Jerusalem]; listen to the teaching of our God you nation of Gomorrah [Israel]" (Isaiah 1:4, 7-10; Amos 1:1; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:22).
The same prophet rebukes Israel for her external religion of works and emotive ritual without faith after the translation of Christ's Bride at the commencement of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Isaiah 66:1-4: "Thus says the Lord: The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: what manner of house would you build for Me, and where would be the place of My rest? For My hand has made everything, and all these things are Mine, says the Lord. But I will look favourably upon the man who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at My Word." The heavens could not contain Him yet God's fullness dwelt bodily in Jesus Messiah. And He will dwell in your heart by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, which is the new birth, and every act of external, ceremonial worship will be an offence. The Israelites found it difficult to escape the concept of a local god like the heathen divinities that could be circumscribed by space. Stephen (Acts 7:48-49) and Paul (Acts 17:24-34) appealed to our Scripture in their protests against this vain imagination.
Since the sacrifice of our kinsman Redeemer is all-sufficient (Hebrews 10:12-13): "He who slaughters an ox is like one who offers a human sacrifice; he who sacrifices a lamb, is as if he cut off a dog's neck; he who offers an unbloody offering [for instance, grain], is as if he offered swine's blood; he who burns incense, as if he blessed an idol." The ritual of synagogue and church are comparable to forbidden offerings; any effort by Israel to revive animal sacrifices and oblations which had been appointed by the Law is here declared on a par with the cruel and abominable practices of the heathen, who offered human sacrifices that the Hebrews were taught to hold in abomination.
"As they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations, [in retribution] I also will choose their delusions (II Thessalonians 2:11), and what they dread I will bring upon them; because when I called, no one answered; and when I spoke, they did not listen: but they did what was evil in My eyes, and chose what was displeasing to Me."
In Isaiah 66:5-9 we see the division between the 144,000 elect Israelites and reprobate Jews who scoff at them. "Hear the Word of the Lord, you who tremble at His Word; Your [unbelieving] brethren who hate you, and excommunicate you for My Name's sake, said [mockingly], "Let the Lord show Himself glorious [by manifesting Himself in your behalf]: that we may see your joy" as in Isaiah 5:19; 28:15; 57:4; Matthew 27:42-43. But it is the scoffers and apostate nations that will be put to shame as we see in verse 6: "What is this uproar from the city! A voice from His Temple [Christ and His Bride (Zechariah 3:8-9; 6:12-13)]! It is the voice of the Lord taking vengeance upon His enemies [the scoffers within the city]" and baptizing His elect with the Holy Spirit (Ezekiel 43:1-12; Zechariah 12:2-4 14:2-3, 19-21; Revelation 11:13).
Verse 7, "Before Zion travailed, [under the tribulation of the Seventh Trumpet judgment, she brought forth; before her pain [of martyrdom] came, she was delivered of a Man child, [the nation of Israel, all 144,000]." In the compound this verse must also apply to Jesus Messiah from whom we spring (Isaiah 9:5) and who is called "God's Servant" and "Israel" in Isaiah 49, but in Isaiah 66:8-9 it applies to the land and His servant nation.
Revelation 12:1-5, "And there appeared a great symbol in heaven; a woman clothed with the Sun, and the Moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: [This woman is Zion/Spiritual Israel with the Law under her feet, and having crossed into the S_O_N-Light she is crowned with the doctrine of the twelve original apostles]. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another symbol in heaven; and behold a great red dragon [Satan in Imperial Rome], having seven heads [or deified emperors] and ten horns [the divisions into which Rome subsequently divided], and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail [Talmudic deception (Isaiah 9:15)] drew the third part of the stars of heaven [Shem's deceived seed, natural Israel], and cast them to the Earth [at the crucifixion, causing their names to be blotted from the Book of Life (Psalm 69:28)]: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to bear, that he might devour her child as soon as it was born [when Roman Procurator, Judah's Edomite king Herod sought to assassinate the rival to his royal house (Matthew 2)]. And she brought forth a Man child [Jesus Messiah], who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up to God, and to His throne [from the Mount of Olives]" (Acts 1:9).
That was the first Coming of the "Man child" before the tribulation upon Christ's Church (and the 144,000 elect Israelites) from the opening of the First Seal in Revelation 6:1 to Revelation 19:21, the consummation when the enemies of God and man are slain thus binding Satan until the general resurrection.
Verse 8 speaks of Israel's recognition of His second or parousia Coming: "Who ever heard of such a thing? Who ever saw its like? Shall a land be brought forth in one day? Shall a nation be born in one moment? For as soon as Zion travailed [in the tribulation], she gave new birth to her children [144,000 elect Israelites (Revelation 14:1-5, 12 15:4; 19:1-8)]".
Zechariah 3:8-10, "Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your fellows who sit before you: these are a symbol [Isaiah 8:18]: for, behold, I will bring forth My Servant the BRANCH [speaking of Christ's second or parousia Coming to Israel]. For behold the Stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one Stone (see image) will be seven eyes: [so when Israel catch the revelation of Messiah, they will recognize His Gentile Wife (Zechariah 6:12)]: I will engrave its inscription, [revealed in the revelation of the Seven Seals by the mystery of the Seven Thunders], says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day [Isaiah 66:8; Daniel 9:24c]. In that day, says the Lord of hosts, you shall call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree," for as brothers in the Spirit you will be fit to enter the millennium.
Brother Branham places this Scripture in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, for he says, "Then will He return, leaving His Bride in "His Father's house," while he makes Himself known to His brethren. At this very time, the antichrist covenant the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. Rome and her allies then send their troops [NATO] to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding
JewsIsraelites. But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the Coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies [Matthew 24:3b, 30; Revelation 1:18; 19:11-16; Isaiah 11:1-4; Jeremiah 33:14-17] to destroy them who have been destroying the earth [Revelation 11:18-19]. With the enemy repulsed [Revelation 11:13; 12:16-17], Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life" [Zechariah 13]. Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them" (ibid, p. 40:2).
The Bible was sealed from the foundation of the world until after the Church Ages (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4; 4:1 6:1) when Christ claimed the Book of Redemption, opened the Seals and revealed their mystery to His angel William Branham, who signified it to His servant John during two years imprisonment on the Island of Patmos (Revelation 1:1). John was caught up in the Spirit, and in a series of visions he saw and heard Brother Branham expound the Seven Seals in 1963 as Christ revealed them to him and he wrote the Book of Revelation between 95 and 96 recording the visions in Old Testament symbols. As Brother Branham was the angel to the Seventh Church Age (Revelation 10:7) and all Seven Church Ages were over, his revelation is given exclusively to Christ's end-time Bride. Consequently no matter how thoroughly you testify these things only Christ's end-time Bride will receive the faith. And since you are Christ's end-time Bride, wherever John refers to himself you should replace his name with your own.
Revelation 19:1-16, "After these things [Israel's tribulation under her Seven Trumpet judgments, Satan's casting down to earth, the Three Woes in World Wars I, II, and III, the Seven Vials poured out upon the non-elect church, and the calling-out and martyrdom of the 144,000 elect Israelites fulfilling the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel (Daniel 9:24)]. I . . . (your name here) . . . heard the voice of a great throng in heaven, crying, Hallelujah!
This Hebrew exclamation, "Praise Yah," uttered by God's servants, Israel's elect (Revelation 18:24), is found first in Psalm 106 on the destruction of the ungodly. Isaiah 40:1-5: "Comfort, comfort My people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and tell her that her warfare is ended, her iniquity is pardoned [for Jesus Messiah, the antitypical Israel, was the propitiation for all of her sins (Romans 5:15-17)]: she has received from the Lord's hand double for her sins. [The twofold captivity by Assyria and Rome will terminate in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week; then will "her iniquity be pardoned" (Daniel 9:24), "her warfare be ended," and her foe destroyed (Daniel 9:27)]. A voice cries: Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, every mountain and hill be made low: the crooked turns straightened, and the rough made a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together (Zechariah 14:3-5; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7): for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it." Under inspiration Matthew 3:1 varied the connection to bring out another sense, but Isaiah was referring to the coming restoration of Israel and the millennium. The clause, "in the wilderness" alludes to Israel's passage from Egypt to Canaan led by the Angel of the Lord (Psalms 68:7), and the Angel of the Lord leads His elect of all nations through the moral wilderness to the millennium where the Kingdom is restored to Israel.
The glory of God is His Family, principally Jesus Christ and His Bride, for through the invisible marriage union the two are One. This will be the completion of Brother Branham's 'tent vision' (Genesis 9:27). This vision is a preview of our return for the millennium when the "The glory of the Lord shall be revealed," the 144,000 will "anoint the most holy place" (Daniel 9:24), and all [glorified] flesh shall see it together" (Isaiah 40:5).
"The salvation, and the glory, and the power of our God: for true and just are His judgments: for He judged the great [Judaeo-Roman Catholic] harlot, that corrupted the earth with her fornication, and He avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. And a second time they said, Hallelujah. And her smoke ascends into the ages of the ages. And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God who sits on the throne, saying, Amen; Hallelujah." The last of the seven major continuous visions God showed Brother Branham in 1933 has come to pass: God's servant, Judaeo-Communist Russia, has avenged "the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the Earth" by blasting Vatican City State and her United States image from the face of the Earth (Revelation 17:16; 18:8-20, 24; 19:3; ibid. p. 322:3).
"And a voice [that of the seventh angel, William Branham] came forth from the throne saying, Give praise to our God, all His servants, and those that fear Him, the small and the great. And I heard as the voice of a great throng and as a voice of many waters [Christ's wife of all Seven Church Ages returning with Her Husband], and as a voice of strong thunders [all seven], saying, Hallelujah: for the Lord God Almighty has assumed the Kingdom. [The way for His advent to reign and restore the Kingdom to Israel in a thousand years of peace is cleared by the overthrow of Rome and carnal Christendom]. Let us be glad and exult, we will give the glory to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come to pass, and His wife made herself ready. And to her was given that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of the saints."
"And he said to . . . (your name) . . . Write, Blessed are they who are called unto the supper of the marriage of the Lamb. And he said: These are the true Words of God. And I fell before his feet to worship him. And he said to me, Take heed, do it not: I am your fellow servant and of your brethren who have the witness of Jesus: worship God: for the witness of Jesus is the Spirit of the prophecy [in each of the saints]."
"And I saw the heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He who sat upon him is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wars. His eyes were a flame of fire, and on His head many crowns [as King of kings His crown comprises the diadems of all the kingdoms of Earth], and He has a Name written, that no man knew, but Himself, and He is clothed in a vesture dipped in [the] blood [of His enemies (Isaiah 63:1-6)]: and His Name is called The Word of God [who made the world (Isaiah 54:5; John 1:1-14; Colossians 1:16-19)]. And the armies in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure. And out of His mouth goes forth a sharp sword (Isaiah 11:4; II Thessalonians 2:8), that with it He should smite the nations: [whereas He would have shepherded them with a pastoral rod and the golden scepter of His love] now He and no other shall shepherd them [in a punitive sense and dash them in pieces, as refractory rebels] with an iron rod, and He treads the winepress of the wine of the anger of the wrath [and omnipotent resources] of Almighty God. And He has on His vesture and on His thigh a Name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS".
The Israelites were all born-again in one day in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week when they recognized Jesus as Messiah, crowning Him King of kings and Lord of lords in their hearts by revelation of His parousia (Revelation 1:7) and I expect many of their number will have been martyred by this stage. See Newsletter 787.
Isaiah 54 compares Zion after Israel's conversion to a wife put away for unfaithfulness but now forgiven and taken home again (Isaiah 62:1-5). The converted Gentiles are represented as a new progeny of the long-forsaken but now restored wife (Isaiah 49:13-23). Natural Israel could not bear during the Gentile dispensation because the New Testament did away with the old theocracy and her former connection with her divine Husband. Trodden down in bondage under the Law she was barren and could not bear Spiritual children. Unbeknownst to the deceived woman, "Your Maker is your Husband; the Lord of hosts is His Name; and He shall be called your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; the God of the whole earth [JESUS means Jehovah-Saviour, for He will save His people from their sins" (Isaiah 54:5; Matthew 1:21)].
Isaiah 54:1 is Galatians 4:27: After the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week natural Zion/Israel will be told: "Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not been in travail with child: for more are the children of the [once] desolate [Gentiles, who before the New Testament were without the promise, and destitute of God as their Husband], than the children of [natural Israel] the married wife, [numerous as the children under the legal covenant were, those of the Gospel and grace are vastly more numerous], says the Lord" (Isaiah 49; nl412; nl413).
Paraphrasing Isaiah 66:9 the Lord asks a rhetorical question expressing the same thought in two different ways meaning: "Shall I who have begun, not finish My work of restoring Zion/Israel"? Since the restoration of Israel was His long-laid plan He will certainly neither delay nor abort the national rebirth and the glorious restoration of the Kingdom to Israel.
Verses 10-13: Her friends who had before mourned over her are now justly called upon to rejoice with and participate in her happiness: "delight in Jerusalem; as an infant, drink deep from the breasts of her consolations the abundance of her glory." The joy to which the prophet summons her friends is well-founded since the Lord Himself says "I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream."
Verse 12: "The glory [or riches] of the Gentiles," as Paul explains in Romans 11:11-12, 32, is new birth in Jesus Messiah, and "Christ in you is the hope of glory"tabernacling God in New Jerusalem. Through Israel's apostasy God rejected the covenant nation until Daniel's Seventieth Weekbut not individual Israelitesand brought the riches of eternal Life to us Gentiles to provoke elect Israelites to jealousy and new birth. Gentile apostasy will soon cause the glory and riches of new birth in Jesus Messiah to pass to the covenant nation, all 144,000 (Isaiah 61:6-7).
"As a man whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you [with a mother's love, strong enough to raise up a strong man bowed down by misfortune. Israel is portrayed as a man returned from a foreign country, escaped from bondage, full of sad recollections, which are wholly obliterated in the maternal arms of divine love] in Jerusalem" the one place God will meet with the people of the Old Covenant (Deuteronomy 16:2, 5-6).
Joel 2:32: "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever [i.e. Israel's elect] calls on the Name of the Lord will be delivered: [as the Christians, in response to our Lord's warning, retired to Pella just before Jerusalem's destruction (Matthew 24:16). The Saviour first appeared "in Zion and Jerusalem" where He will appear "again the second time [as Deliverer] to recover the remnant of Israel" (Isaiah 11:11) although they will not recognize the sign of Zechariah 14:4-5 until after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. In Romans 10:13 Paul applied this verse to Jesus, proving that Jesus of the New Testament is Jehovah of the Old: Jesus means 'Jehovah-Saviour.' So when the elect Israelites call upon God in His divine attributes as Messiah, Saviour and Kinsman Redeemer, and at this time God will only be dealing with the 144,000, they will be delivered (Isaiah 44:6; 45:21-22; 48:17; Matthew 1:21)] for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem will be escape, as the Lord has said, and those born-again will be the remnant whom the Lord has called".
Isaiah 66:14: "When you see this [demonstration of the power of God on His friends and on His foes in the time of Israel's latter rain], your heart will rejoice; your bones will feel themselves excited to fresh, vigorous manifestation of life, and flourish like green grass. And all the world will recognize the hand of God's favour is with His [144,000] servants, and His indignation is against His enemies" (Zechariah 12; 13; 14). The salvation of God's people precedes the destruction of His enemies.
Verses 15-18 describe God's judgment upon the wicked. "For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword the Lord will plead with all flesh and the slain of the Lord shall be many (Ezekiel 38:21-23: Joel 3:2; Zechariah 14:3-5). Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens as a crowd of devotees surrounding or universally following one in the midst, [a hierophant such as the Pope and performing the rites which he exhibits for their imitation as in the vain repetitions of ritual celebrating the Judaeo-Roman Mass] who eat swine's flesh, vermin, and mice, shall come to an end together, says the Lord."
At this time Satan will be cast down to Earth incarnate in Rome's pope (Isaiah 65:3-4; II Thessalonians 2:9-12; Revelation 17:11), forcing his dogma when he breaks his covenant with the Jewish banksters (Daniel 9:27; 7:23-25; Revelation 13:4-8; 15-18). "I know the works and thoughts of these [apostates]: I will gather all nations and tongues against Jerusalem, and they shall come and see My glory.
Verse 19: "I will set a sign/symbol [in Israel, as a rallying point to attract the dispersed (Isaiah 11:12; 62:10-12)]. (Heb.) 'nec' means standard, ensign, signal, or something that is lifted up as a rallying point (Strong's #5251). The REVELATION of the sign or symbol will be the glory of God. Matthew 24:30, "then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." The physical (Gk.) 'erchomai' manifestation men see will be "the sign of thy (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming" enquired of by the disciples in Matthew 24:3. It is this SIGN, Shekinah, or Pillar of Cloud over the Mount of Olives that will be seen, NOT the glorified Jesus. Brother Branham called this "the REVELATION story" and as such it will not be seen or UNDERSTOOD until after the martyrdom and resurrection of their two prophets in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Then the elect Israelites will recognize that Jesus whom their forefathers murdered is their Messiah, repent and receive Him as Lord (ibid, p. 36 41; Zechariah 12:9-14). Worldwide the righteous non-elect souls will recognize Scripture has been fulfilled, realizing their stand for Him will mean martyrdom. Only those who return to Earth with the glorified Jesus and "tread down the [atomic] ashes of the wicked" after the consummation of Life will see the physical return of the Man Jesus with their own eyes (Malachi 4:1-33; II Thessalonians 1:6-10). The non-elect will be dead, all evidence of human existence erased by fire, and until his subjects are raised in the general resurrection, Satan and his demons will be bound a thousand years because they cannot harm or influence the glorified saints (Revelation 19:20 20:3, 5-15).
Isaiah 11:1-5 prophesies Christ's first Coming to pay sin's price and His second Coming to destroy His enemies. Verses 6-9 are a parenthesis describing the renewed Heavens and renewed Earth, while verses 10-16 cover the Messianic Age of redemption and completion from the Cross and the Crown and read from verses 1-5. Verse 10 describes Christ's Bride of all Ages while verses 11-16 describe the regathering and redemption of Israel in Daniel's Seventieth Week. "Throughout the Messianic age of redemption the root of Jesse [Jesus the BRANCH] shall stand for an ensign for us Gentiles; [the knowledge of His righteousness will be observable to all, and mightily draw the attention of all to Himself (Romans 15:12)]; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and the place of His rest shall be glorious. [The place of His rest is His Body, the Church, where He reveals the fullness of His might and glory (Psalm 45:13-14; Isaiah 66:1-2; I Corinthians 11:7; 6:19; Ephesians 1:23; Revelation 21:2-3). And it shall come to pass in that day [when the Body is complete and gathered Home to the Wedding Supper], that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant 144,000 elect Israelites, from Assyria, and from the three parts of Egypt, and from Cush [Southern India to the interior of Africa], and from Elam [Iran], and from Shinar [Turkey], and from Hamath [Syria], and from the western islands and coastlands of the Mediterranean sea. And He shall set up an ensign to the nations, as a sign that will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth."
Here is further Scriptural proof that the citizens of modern Israel are mainly non-Semitic self-styled Jews and Semitic Arabs, and not the people of God's Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Israel (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27; Joel 3:1; Micah 5:3; Zephaniah 3:8-10; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 12:14). It is beyond dispute that "Satan, the adversary [of the children of Israel], prowls around like a roaring lion [in the form of the 'City of London and her colonies], seeking whom he may devour [in these countries]" (I Peter 5:8; Genesis 27:39-41).
Zechariah 14:1-2: "All nations will gather together against Jerusalem . . ." Then the Supernatural Cloud of glory will appear and the Mount of Olives will cleave in two. This will precede Zechariah 12:3, and the divided mountain will be the sign of Matthew 24:30 (Isaiah 29:6; Zechariah 14:4; Revelation 16:19). Israelites who escape through the valley will announce the sign of Christ's 'parousia' Coming to their brethren dwelling among Gentiles in the Muslim lands of the ancient Assyrian Empire (Isaiah 11:11-16) to gather them to the Land of the Covenant for their redemption. The Edomite Jews are presently trying to destroy these nations in order to slay Jacob's seed and recover Esau's birthright and blessing as Herod sought to kill Jesus his rival to David's throne (Genesis 3:15; 27:39-41; I Peter 5:8) . . . Thus Zechariah 14:4-5 (Joel 2:32) will be the antitype of Matthew 24:16-21.
In Isaiah 49:4-6, 22 Jesus Messiah says, "I have laboured [over Israel] in vain, I have spent My strength for naught, and in vain (Isaiah 53:1-3; John 1:11; Romans 10:20): yet surely My judgment is with the Lord, and My reward with My God. But now, says the Lord, who formed Me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob back to Him: Though Israel is not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and My God shall be My strength. And He said: It is too light a thing that you should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel [the Old Testament saints]: I will make You a Light to the Gentiles, that My salvation may reach to the end of the Earth . . . Thus says the Lord God to Zion/Israel: Behold, I will swear an oath to the Gentiles, and set up My standard to those peoples: and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters [Christ's Gentile Bride, Spiritual Israel, the countless children converted to the Lord while Zion was forsaken by her Husband] shall be carried on their shoulders".
Isaiah 66:19-21, "I will send those [Israelites] who escape to the nations, to Tarshish [Spain], Pul [an island in the Nile between Egypt and Ethiopia], and Lud [Libya], celebrated archers, to Tubal [south of the Caucasus, between the Black Sea and Araxes, probably Cappadocia, now part of Turkey], and Javan [Greece and Asia Minor], to the isles afar off, that have not heard My fame, neither seen My glory; and they shall declare My glory, [Jesus Christ "from whom the whole Family of God in heaven and earth is named," to the Israelites] among the Gentiles. [The glory of God is employed as the Lord's standard, His ensign or rallying point in Israel (Isaiah 11:10-12; 49:22; 62:10, and Ezekiel 43:1-2)]. And they shall bring all your brethren for a [precious unbloody] offering to the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord. And some of them I will take for priests and for Levites, says the Lord."
Revelation 21:3, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God." These chosen ones from among the returnees will be among the 144,000 who will live consecrated godly lives in the Presence of God within the City. Like the priests and Levites of old the City will be sustained by tithes brought by the "saved" without the City from new Moon to new Moon and from sabbath to sabbath (Revelation 21:26).
Verse 22 confirms the offerors and the chosen offerings are both of the pure seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, says the Lord, so shall your new Life be eternal"
Verse 23, "And it shall come to pass, that from one new Moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, all flesh [living without the City] shall come to worship before Me, says the Lord." New Jerusalem is where God and His Family is worshipped together; the City is God's elect, we are God manifest. There will be no time, and no new moons or sabbaths in the City which is lit not by the sun or the moon but the Shekinah. This is foreshadowed by Matthew 11:29 which speaks of new birth in Jesus as our sabbath, a temporal blessing until we enter New Jerusalem, the Place of God's eternal rest where there will be no hunger or thirst, no heat or cold, and no feast of Tabernacles. The millennium will be the antitype of the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles or Ingathering and conclusion of the Harvest (of souls) after six days each of a thousand years labouring against sin. The eighth day of the Feast types eternity in the renewed heavens and renewed earth, and as "pillars in the temple of God we shall out go no more" (Leviticus 23:36, 39; Revelation 3:12; 7:9-17; Zechariah 14:16-21). Consequently by being granted into eternal Life at the white throne judgment, the "saved" will be granted into the eighth day of the feast of Tabernacles which is eternity.
Colossians 2:16-17, "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of any holyday, or new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the Body is of Christ".
Verse 24: "And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have rebelled against Me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorrence to all mankind".
Brother Branham said, "If you're a sinner and your soul slips out, it'll go yonder into judgment and will be condemned. And then you'll be cast away, and you'll be in torment until the day that you are brought back to this earth again. And you will receive an immortal body, an immortal body that cannot die, and will be cast away into outer darkness where there'll be weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. You'll be cast into hell, where the worm never dies or fire is never quenched, and you'll be tormented through all ages there is to come. Jesus said that. That's a black picture, but it's what the Bible said" (COD, p. 113:45). However as Gehenna had a time it began, it is not eternal and will have a time that it ends, and as sinners do not have eternal life, their part in the lake of Fire will be limited.
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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.