Bible Believers' Newsletter 899
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for your company.
Our news items show the US, NATO, Oman, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and their al Qaeda/ISIS mercenaries pushing relentlessly toward Syria's devastation en route to attacking Iran, Russia and China in a display of barbarism not seen since the Mongol hordes whose descendants are the 'hidden hand' behind these atrocities. Russia, Syria and Iran alone stand on moral high ground. Heathens blush and turn their heads as the once Christian West flaunts her apostasy.
Our main article was written in response to questions from a minister concerning marriage, divorce and polygamy in which we have shown how the natural doctrinal questions on the natural aspect are of vital importance to understanding their Spiritual antitype in salvation and new birth. Other questions related to the mysteries of Revelation chapter 10.
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.
Redeployment of Ukraine Forces against Donbass, Obama's 'Incremental Islamic State Strategy'
December 1, 2015 The Ukrainian armed forces over the past week have redeployed to the contact line with Donbass 277 battle tanks and heavy artillery pieces, spokesman for the DPR Defense Ministry Eduard Basurin reported on Monday. Ukrainian military hardware is located at the line separating the areas of the cities of Gorlovka, Mariupol and Donetsk. Also, 147 infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers, 26 vehicles with ammunition and more than 660 troops are there . . . Full story: youtube.com
Terror in Mali: an Attack on China and Russia?
November 27, 2015 Coming on the heels of the terrorist attack in Paris, the mass shooting and siege at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of the African nation of Mali . . . much of what gets defined as "terrorism" is in fact politically motivated violence that is intended to send a message to the targeted group or nation . . .
International media have now confirmed that at least nine of the 27 killed in the attack were Chinese and Russian . . . The three Chinese victims were important figures in China's China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), while the Russians were employees of Russian airline Volga-Dnepr. That it was these individuals who were killed at the very outset of the attack suggests that they were the likely targets of what could perhaps rightly be called a terrorist assassination operation . . . the targeted killing should be seen in light of the growing assertiveness of both countries against terrorism in Syria and internationally. Considering the strategic partnership between the two countries . . . it seems that the fight against terrorism has become yet another point of convergence between Moscow and Beijing . . . both countries have had their share of terror attacks in recent years, with each having made counter-terrorism a central element in their national security strategies, as well as their foreign policy . . . given these basic facts, it becomes clear that the attack in Mali was . . . a carefully planned and executed operation designed to send a clear message to Russia and China . . . With railway construction being one of the key infrastructure and economic development programs in landlocked Mali, the deaths of these three Chinese nationals is clearly both a symbolic and very tangible attack on China's partnership with Mali.
. . . the cumulative worth of the Chinese investments to near (or above) the total GDP for Mali . . . Such massive investments in the country were obviously of great significance to the Malian government both because of their economically transformative qualities, and also because they had solidified China as perhaps the single most dominant investor in Mali, a country long since under the post-colonial economic yoke of France, and military yoke of the United States.
Among the dead are also six Russians . . . employees of the Russian commercial cargo airline Volga-Dnepr . . . "a world leader in the global market for the movement of oversize, unique and heavy air cargo . . . quite likely . . . the airline has been transporting much of the heavy, oversized equipment being used by the Chinese and other developers throughout the country . . . Chinese and Russians are well aware of the true motives of the attack. The question remains: how will these countries respond? Full story: journal-neo.org
Comment: Could this be related to the political turmoil in Burkina Fasco last year.
Al Qaeda Fighters freed by US/Allies to rejoin Fight against Assad
December 02, 2015 Qatar, the chief financiers of the Muslim Brotherhood, negotiated with the neutralist Lebanese government, to swap the 26 imprisoned Al Qaeda jihadists for 16 Lebanese soldiers who had been captured by Al Qaeda in Lebanon.
Qatar is part of the US-Saudi-Qatari-Turkish war to overthrow Syria's Russia-allied leader, Bashar al-Assad. The royal owners of Qatar, the Thani family, want to build a gas-pipeline through Syria to get Qatar's gas into Europe to supplant Russia's gas there. Russia's ally Assad stands in the way of that. Also, the Russian government is in reality, and not only in principle, opposed to jihadists and a fusion of church and state. So, Russia has both ideological and economic reasons to be standing firm in support of Assad. The [Jewish] Saud family, who own Saudi Arabia, have indicated that Israel is their friend and Palestinians are their enemy because Israel too wants the Shiite Assad and Shiite-run Iran to fall . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
- Muslim Brotherhood is funded by & serves as the primary instrument of US, Israel, & Saudi Arabia.
- Lebanon was designated as staging ground to destabilize Syria with sectarian extremists.
- Saudi and Muslim Brotherhood anti-Israeli and American sentiments are feigned.
- US intelligence knew in advance unleashing sectarian extremists would result in genocide.
- Saudis & Americans admit sectarian extremiststhe foundation of Al Qaedaare under their control.
The Dirty War on Syria
November 27, 2015 Although every war makes ample use of lies and deception, the dirty war on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory. The British-Australian journalist Philip Knightley pointed out that war propaganda typically involves 'a depressingly predictable pattern' of demonising the enemy leader, then demonising the enemy people through atrocity stories, real or imagined (Knightley 2001). Accordingly, a mild-mannered eye doctor called Bashar al Assad became the new evil in the world and, according to consistent western media reports, the Syrian Army did nothing but kill civilians for more than four years. To this day, many imagine the Syrian conflict is a 'civil war', a 'popular revolt' or some sort of internal sectarian conflict. These myths are, in many respects, a substantial achievement for the big powers which have driven a series of 'regime change' operations in the Middle East region, all on false pretexts, over the past 15 years . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Entire 'War on Terror' a BIG Lie these Charts prove It
November, 28 2015 After 14 years of permanent warfare, terrorist attacks around the world have escalated by a staggering 6,500%.
- Deaths from terrorism increased 80% last year to the highest level ever, with 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013.
- Boko Haram and ISIL were jointly responsible for 51% of all claimed global fatalities in 2014.
- 78% of all deaths and 57% of all attacks occurred in just five countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.
- Iraq continues to be the country most impacted by terrorism with 9,929 terrorist fatalities the highest ever recorded in a single country.
- Nigeria experienced the largest increase in terrorist activity with 7,512 deaths in 2014, an increase of over 300% since 2013.
- The global economic cost of terrorism reached an all-time peak at US$52.9 billion.
- Since 2000 there have been over 61,000 terrorist attacks, killing more than 140,000 people.
- Thirteen times as many people are killed globally by homicides than die in terrorist attacks. Full story: thecanary.co
Comment: Statistics and comprehensive charts supporting the article from the Institute for Economics and Peace confirm all is going according to plan. The sole purpose of the "war on terror" is to stir enmity between political Islam and political Zionism. Innocent Muslims will pay the price for not "proving all things" and accepting religion on hearsay for Islam is about to fulfil its initial purpose in yielding Jerusalem to Roman as political Zionism has realized its purpose by gathering so-called Jews to destroy Rome as prophesied by Ezekiel and Jesus. Christ has "come as a thief and they have gathered the kings of the earth for the battle of the great day of God Almighty." The "war of terror," ISIS/al Qaeda/al Nusra/Boko Haram et al is pathological psychology created by the golem behind World Wars I, II, and III planned in 1871; the bogey men by which their forebears deployed the holocaust hoax of six million so-called Jews three times in just the last century. Cui bono? Not Muslims or the average Joe of any other group. Read the history, starting with Genesis 3:15.
Putin accuses Obama of leaking Flight Details to Turkey after Russia releases Video of S-400 SAM Deployment in Syria
November 26, 2015 So what is Putin's intention by escalating the military deployment of Russian weapons in Syria? Conveniently he explained his thinking just a few hours ago during his press conference with Francois Hollande. In answering a question by a reporter from French Le Monde, Putin said the following:
The S-400 is an air defense system. The reason we didn't have the system in Syria is because we thought our planes were flying at high enough altitudes where a terrorist could not reach them; they don't have weapons capable of downing our planes at the altitude of over 3 or 4 thousand meters. And we could never think that we could be stabbed in the back by a country we regarded as our ally. Our planes operated at altitudes of 5-6,000 meters and were completely unprotected against potential attacks from fighter jetswe could never imagine that that could be possible otherwise we would deploy such systems in the area protecting our bombers against possible attacks . . .
We never did it because we regarded Turkey as our friend, we never expected an attack from that side. This is why we regard this attack as that of a traitor. But now we know that this is possible, and we have to protect our planes. This is why we deployed a modern system, the S-400, it has a pretty long range and it's one of the most effective systems of this kind in the world. We will not stop there: if we have to we will also deploy our fighter jets in the area.
Bottom line: another direct engagement by a Turkish fighter will be its last . . . the reason behind the S-400 deployment was largely known to most . . . Putin effectively accused the US of leaking the coordinates of the Russian plane to Turkey, which was merely a hitman acting with the blessing of the Pentagon. This is what Putin said:
We told our US partners in advance where, when at what altitudes our pilots were going to operate. The US-led coalition, which includes Turkey, was aware of the time and place where our planes would operate. And this is exactly where and when we were attacked. Why did we share this information with the Americans? Either they don't control their allies, or they just pass this information left and right without realizing what the consequences of such actions might be. We will have to have a serious talk with our US partners.
In other words, just like in the tragic bombing of the Kunduz hospital by US forces (which has now been attributed to human error), so this time the target was a Russian plane which the US knew about well in advance, was targeted however not by the US itself, but by a NATO and US-alliance member, Turkey.
And while the deployment of the Russian SAM missiles was already known, the real message from today's presser, the one that will be the topic of a private and "serious talk with Russia's US partners", is that Putin indirectly blames Obama for what happened on Tuesday realizing that Erdogan was merely the "executor," one who is simply motivated to protect his (and his son's) Islamic State oil routes . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
One Important Objective of the US Shootdown of the Russian Su-24
November 27, 2015 The US has prioritized its efforts in obstructing Russia's Balkan Stream pipeline . . . the climactic action happened on 24 November when Turkey shot down a Russian anti-terrorist bomber operating over the Syrian skies, and the nascent project became a victim of the predictable chain reaction of political deterioration between both sides. Given how obvious it was that energy cooperation would be one of the casualties of simmering Russian-Turkish tensions, it stands to reason that the US purposely egged Turkey on in order to provoke this domino reaction and scuttle Balkan Stream . . . it doesn't mean that the project is truly cancelled, as it's more strategically accurate to describe it as temporarily shelved . . . this feeling extends only towards the present government and in the current context . . . a fundamental shift in Turkey's position . . . could lead to a détente of sorts that resurrects the Balkan Stream, but a more probable scenario would be if the disaffected masses and/or distraught military representatives overthrew the government . . . Full story: orientalreview.org
Comment: Turkey is a study in geo-political malevolence adeyinkamakinde.blogspot.co.uk.
Raqqa's Rockefellers: How Islamic State oil flows to Israel
November 25, 2015 Oil produced by the Islamic State group finances its bloodlust . . . The Islamic State group uses millions of dollars in oil revenues to expand and manage vast areas under its control, home to around five million civilians. IS sells Iraqi and Syrian oil for a very low price to Kurdish and Turkish smuggling networks and mafias, who label it and sell it on as barrels from the Kurdistan Regional Government. It is then most frequently transported from Turkey to Israel, via knowing or unknowing middlemen . . . Full story: alaraby.co.uk
Comment: Erdogan is an international outlaw, He's supporting ISIS, US proxy foot soldiers in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, directly involved in their oil smuggling . . . (globalresearch.ca; youtube.com). "The Russian Federation Armed Forces has irrefutable evidence of Turkey's involvement based on aerial and space reconnaissance data" . . . (rt.com).
"In the last eight months ISIS has managed to sell . . . $800 million dollars worth of oil on the black market of Turkey . . . carried by trucks . . . through the borders to Turkey and sold . . . [at] less than 50 percent of the international oil price," Mowaffak al Rubaie said in an interview with RT . . . (globalresearch.ca).
An important year-old suppressed story about US Journalist Serena Shim who was disappeared and murdered for reporting how UN World Food Program trucks were being used by ISIS to send in weapons and import other supplies to
Syrian rebelsforeign invaders. Thereafter she received death threats from Turkish intelligence . . . (youtube.com).
Party Time in Paris
November 29, 2015 Global Warming Alarmists are about to gather in Paris for the biggest climate carnival in their 21 year historythey hope to see 25,000 official guests and 15,000 hangers on. Surely on their 21st birthday it is time they grew up and faced some adult world problems. Any urchin on the streets of Paris today could tell buffoons like Ban Ki-moon and Barack Obama that the "biggest security threat facing the world today" is NOT a miniscule increase in atmospheric plant food, caused mainly by gentle natural global warming which has triggered minor expulsion of carbon dioxide from the oceans.
Remarkably, the First Fleet data are almost totally coincident with the later Australian Bureau of Meteorology record 1859 to 2014; the same result is seen also for average minimum temperatures, so that in the Sydney area there has been no change in trend of maximum and minimum temperatures over 256 years.
Data from the Fort Denison tide gauge in Sydney Harbour also shows an almost stable sea level trend for 129 years from 1886 to present day. In addition, a fisherman's hut built in 1875 along the high water mark at Long Reef, Collaroy has been photographed in 1907, 1936, 1950 and 2014; remarkably, it exists in precisely the same position now as in 1875, so that in the Sydney northern beaches there has been no documented sea level rise for about 140 years . . .
Full story: carbon-sense.com/
Comment: 'Climatic warfare' has been excluded from the agenda on climate change. HAARP is presented by the US Air Force as a research programme, but military documents confirm its main objective is to 'induce ionospheric modifications' with a view to altering weather patterns and disrupting communications and radar.
According to a report by the Russian State Duma: 'The US plans to carry out large-scale experiments under the HAARP programme [and] create weapons capable of breaking radio communication lines and equipment installed on spaceships and rockets, provoke serious accidents in electricity networks and in oil and gas pipelines, and have a negative impact on the mental health of entire regions' (globalresearch.ca).
Questions from a Minister
Minister: Beloved Brothers in Christ, I do greet you in the Name of Lord Jesus. I want your help, I am a preacher and we do have a lot of discussion regarding marriage and divorce mysteries.
1). It is well understood that Brother Branham stated in paragraphs 64 to 66 of his Message, "Marriage and Divorce" that there are schools of thoughts according Matthew 19:8, "Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so." and
I Corinthians 7:10-15, "Unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: but and if she departs, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife . . . But if the unbelieving depart, let them depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God has called us to peace."
Response: Brother Branham spoke strictly in accord with the grace of God's permissive will extended to Moses under the prevailing conditions "to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away" and God recognized it as righteousness. Under the same marital conditions in Paul's Church the New Testament prophet cited God's perfect will in I Corinthians 7:10-11, then in verses 12-15 he cites God's permissive will on the basis of His grace to the Israelites. Brother Branham at the end of the world under parallel circumstances because of misinterpreted theology (as for instance introducing Jewish tokens of virginity in place of truth and honour discussed in Newsletter 895) rested on the mercy of God who met him in the Cloud over Sunset Mountain to suffer those who are unlawfully married to live with their wives in peace, and sin no more:
"But where there is a question, there must also be an answer. And now being an answer, as I have said before, this week, there must be a correct answer. And if we get an answer to anything, and it isn't right, then we know that it was wrong. But there is [a true answer, and] you would still ask until the true question is answered if you want to know Truth. And being this is a Bible question, it should be a Bible answer."
"It's like I have said, if I wanted to go east this morning; and the best that I knowed this, I had to find a certain something in the field, and it was directly east, and I went east. Somebody said, "Brother Branham, this is east." It is east, potentially, but it's northeast. I would pass the very object I was looking for; I'd come back, knowing it was wrong. And then if somebody said, "Brother Branham, go this way, to your right." Now, that is potentially east, also, but it's southeast. I would lose the object that I was looking for, because I went beyond the boundaries of the perfect and direct way."
"Now, if that be so, we have two schools of thought on Marriage and Divorce. And that is, one of them says, that, "A man can only be married once, unless his wife is dead." And that's one of the questions, but, you go to following that, you go overboard. And then the next says, "Oh, if the wife or the husband, either one, has committed adultery, either one of them can be put away and married again." You find yourself overboard with that".
I intend to focus upon spiritual marriage and divorce of which natural marriage and divorce is the type as you will find when you study page the Prophet's Message Marriage and Divorce (p. 34:230-244, 252-258, and 310-319).
Brother Branham showed that those who hold either of these "schools of thought" are misguided because they are bound to "the letter without the Spirit." He did not suggest that Jesus in Matthew or Paul in Corinthians were wrong, or that there was a contradiction in the Scripture but that ministers who hold one extreme or the other do not have the revelation.
Minister: He showed that in the beginning the first covenant was coequal between man and woman, no sex, no sickness, not man ruler over woman, one against one. But after the beginning, she will give birth by pain, man will rule over her (second covenant), sex, polygamy, death, submission I Corinthians 14:34-35 and I Timothy 2:9-15, and prophet says, a man can remarry but she can not, a man can remarry like David or Solomon and like all continuity of the Bible but she cannot, she must reconciled with her husband, and whoever marry a divorced woman, they are committing adultery.
Response: If the woman has a living husband she must be reconciled to her husband or remain single, otherwise she will be an adulteress (Romans 7:3).
Minister: Preaching this topic is blasphemy in the end-time Message, especially in the elders, they say it is wrong; Jesus restored us to the beginning.
Response: Jesus prophesied in Luke 17:28-30 and Matthew 24:37: "that as it was in the days of Lot" today's world is in a Sodom condition; "corrupt before God and filled with violence . . . as it was in the days of Noah." We are two thousand years further from the beginning than the Pentecostal saints. If He has restored us back to the beginning why do men die? Why do we drought and floods? Why are we waiting a resurrection, an Armageddon, the consummation of life, millennium and white throne judgment? We should be in the renewed heavens and earth right now if we are back "at the beginning"!
Minister: Now we are after "the beginning" but the Prophet says we are in the process to go back because this body is not redeemed. Sex, sin, sickness is still there but spiritually we are.
Response: Correct! Therefore these 'elders' are not restored spiritually if they are arguing against Moses, Jesus Christ, Paul and William Branham who were all prophets and all "spoke the same thing".
To clarify, the prophet said, "after the beginning, after the beginning, after time began . . . back in that was eternity; it was over. Notice, after that fall was made by Eve, after the fall, there was need to be another covenant made . . . polygamy was introduced in man and beast".
Minister: So what is the revealed mystery of the marriage and divorce?
Response: As you know "the mystery of God was finished in the days of the voice of the seventh angel," and his voice is "riding this trail once more" on recordings, printed transcripts and from the lips and in the lives of His end-time saints.
The mystery of natural marriage and divorce between a man and a woman is the prototype for the new birth; its spiritual antitype is justification, sanctification, and the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
Justification by grace through faith is our separation from the old husband of our soul. That was the nature of this world whose god is Satan that first had rule over us (our soul) through the natural desires of our flesh and mortal spirit because we were born in sin and shapen in iniquity through the original sin when Adam forfeited his dominion and ours; his life and ours to Satan in order to redeem his wife by grace through faith. Adam's works manifested his faith in an act of selfless love as a perfect type of our KINSMAN Redeemer. By faith the first Adam surrendered his life, the world and his dominion, knowing that as the son of God he could no more be lost than God could be lost. Likewise by faith the last Adam, Jesus Christ said to the Jews who sought a sign, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up." He surrendered His Life to redeem His wife then raised the temple of His body glorified and with eternal Life.
This diagram divides the three elements that constitute a human being (Hebrews 4:12) along with their ten senses by which our body and mortal spirit contact the physical world, and the one sense whereby in the exercise of free moral agency or choice our soul communicates with the unseen world of spirit and determines its destiny.
The diagram declares the dreadful dilemma of Muslims who believe "Allah not only knows everything, but that he also decides and determines everything in his universe. Whatever happens in this world happens according to Allah's decision and plan. In Islamic terminology this principle is known as "al-qada' wa al-qadar" (the decision and determination of Allah). It is a very important principle of iman (faith)" (Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America). This would make God arbitrary and unjust, and human beings mere animals. This diagram demonstrates that every child of Adam is privileged to exercise his or her free choice as a sovereign being. I Peter 1:2 explains, the saints are "elect according to God's foreknowledge of how we will obey or demur to His will through sanctification by the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ [which is the baptism with the Holy Spirit or new birth]: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied".
Islam claims that one passage from the Qur'an 6:64 specifically negates the concept of original sin: ". . . No person earns any (sin) except against himself (only), and no bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another." However this verse is unrelated to the subject but states the obvious: babies are innocent. 'Original' means first or initiating, so commonsense affirms that there was an original sin before there was a baby. Scripture explains what it was, describing its effects and the antidote (Isaiah 59:21; I John 3:9). The Qur'an calls Jesus Christ the Messiah (Surah 3:45; 4:171): He was the Kinsman Redeemer for Adam and his race, Israel's Atonement who fulfilled the part of both goats by paying sin's price on the Cross, and as the scapegoat, bearing those sins to a place of no more remembrance.
Under the nature of the world we loved and served the world and the things of the world. This pleased the lusts of our ten natural senses but put us at enmity with the Lord (Romans 8:5-8). This is idolatry and idolatry is spiritual fornication.
Virginity is a sacred trust to a woman because she is to bring life into the world, so the Spiritual woman, the Church, must be a virgin to her Husband the Word in order to pass His eternal Life through the Body as the fruit of our lips.
Marriage is a contract whereby a man and a woman are bound by their word. A woman who has cast away her virginity in fornication before marriage must confess her transgressions to her prospective husband before she accepts his proposal. Should she fail to do so she is a deceiver and the contract is void (Romans 7:3). Though the couple have lived as man and wife for many years, he has the right to put her away and marry another should he learn of her deceit because she is like the Samaritan woman at the well who had five living husbands so that the man she was living with was not her husband. This is why we publish marriage banns in the Church and in the community.
In the case of us Christians we must repent of and confess our fornication with the god of this evil age, and be baptized in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins (or unbelief in the revealed Word of God) according to Acts 2:38-39 in order to be justified by grace through faith when we accept His proposal of marriage.
Sanctification by the Blood follows justification. In the natural, blood conducts our spirit of mortal life and is our only cleansing healing stream bearing away the impurities we contract from the world. This types our second step of grace through faith whereby "the washing of water by the [revealed] Word" (Ephesians 5:32) sanctifies us throughout life's journey as we receive correction and "by reason of use our judgment is exercised to discern by revelation both good and evil" so that we mature into the stature of the perfect Man (Hebrews 5:14; Ephesians 4:13).
Our bride-to-be soul is learning how to please her betrothed new Husband, Christ the Word just as the natural woman must learn how to please her betrothed husband, and how to cook, sew, wash, chop wood, repair the car, mow the grass, polish shoes, give birth, obey him in everything always in good cheer. No wonder the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews pray, "Blessed are you O God, King of the Universe, Who has not made me . . . a Goy, a slave, and a woman".
Then by revelation of the Word for their day and hour the Spiritual marriage is consummated by what the Prophet called "a spiritual sexual affair to become pregnated with further part of the Word" that is the invisible union of the Bride and Christ, the Baptism with the Holy Spirit which is our new birth. In successive dispensations or Church Ages the non-elect have rejected the baptism with the Holy Ghost by refusing to receive further revelation of His Word which would have been their new birth (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7).
The "old man" or husband of your soul is the nature of this world (Romans 6:6; Ephesians 4:22; Colossians 3:9); he must be DEAD to you, your soul, not merely divorced, otherwise you are an adulteress. God redeems your soul as He redeems the world through justification, sanctification, and the baptism with the Holy Spirit as Jesus explains in Matthew 3:11-12. Looking at our diagram it is clear that Justification by grace through faith and Scriptural water baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ only remits past sin because the "old man" that made you do those things is still over your soul. You may justified and not sanctified, sanctified and not justified, or justified and sanctified with the "old man" still in residence bringing you subject to fleshly or mental temptations which is why David and Solomon and others could not constrain themselves to one wife. One can be justified and sanctified and still lost, and many are baptized with the Spirit on their flesh and mortal spirit, but not down in their soul.
Our "invisible marriage union" takes place when the Holy Fire of God cauterizes and destroys the "old man" or nature of the world from our soul, and the Holy Spirit takes residence and command. Our new Husband is master or ruler over His wife as His purchased possession (Ephesians 1:14) as the natural husband is ruler over his wife (Genesis 3:16; Galatians 1:4; 2:20; Ephesians 5:22-33; I Timothy 2:6; Titus 2:14). He brings our mortal spirit under preeminance to His revealed Word which in turn brings our body subject.
I Peter 3:5-6, "holy women who trusted in God, adorned themselves [inwardly], being in subjection to their own husbands even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you are, if you do right, and are not terrified by any fear." We cannot call Jesus Lord until the world and the things of the world, including creed and ritual, are DEAD to us.
Under the Old Testament the fornicating man would have been stoned to death (Deuteronomy 22:25-27). Thus, according to Romans 7:1-6 that old spiritual husband who lived in fornication with our soul, ruling the desires of our flesh, mortal spirit and soul from childhood, is DEAD to us as if he were stoned. Although Muslims throw stones at the Devil (and his equivalent, young Israeli military thugs), he is a spirit they cannot harm with sticks and stones but they are striking their own souls with sin which is unbelief.
Minister: The other question, Brother Branham used I Timothy 3:2 for elders marriage but notice in marriage and divorce when he was talking about the marriage of the priests he did not use those scriptures anymore?
Response: Every Christian, male or female, is a "priest" or intercessor. In I Timothy 3:2 Paul was not speaking of the fivefold ministry but of bishops and deacons who are laymen; elders in the faith who meet the qualifications prescribed in this chapter. These men are not in the fivefold ministry but subject to the pastor of their own local church and may only teach or rehearse the doctrine he has already delivered and have no authority as bishop or deacon outside that Church. Whereas fivefold ministers are irrevocable gifts ordained of God to the Church, bishops are elected by the congregation and for a limited term. We should not conflate elected elders with God's fivefold ministry.
There is no requirement for a fivefold minister to be married and with children. Paul, William Branham and multitudes of ministers were unmarried at some stage or throughout their ministry. Regarding the marriage of ministers, under the Old Testament Israel's priests could marry the widow of a deceased priest and as many wives as he chose provided they were virgins (Leviticus 21:7, 13-15; Ezekiel 44:22). Brother Branham applied Leviticus 21:7 to the New Testament saying, "There is no minister that can marry a widow [as he is a type of Christ and must marry a virgin]".
"Matthew 5:32-31 to begin with: "It has been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: (Now, Jesus speaking, the One said, "From the beginning." Now, watch). But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery: (See?) and whosoever shall put away his wife, saving . . . the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery: . . . (Why? She'll marry again) . . . and whosoever . . . marries her that is divorced commits adultery".
"See, she's got a living husband, so no man can marry her. Care what she does and who she is, she's got a living husband. There's no grounds for her at all. But it's not for him: causes her, not him. Get it? You have to make the Word run in continuity. See? Nothing saying he couldn't [remarry], but she can't [remarry]. See? 'Causes her, not him. That's just exactly what the Bible says. "Causes her . . ." It is not stated against him to remarry, but her. Why?"
"Christ is the type. Notice, it is stated that he cannot remarry, only a virgin. He can remarry; he can marryhe can remarry again if it's a virgin; but he can't marry somebody's else's wife. No, indeedy. And if he does marry a divorced woman, he is living in adultery; I don't care who he is. The Bible said, "Whosoever marries her that is put away, liveth in adultery." There you are, not no divorcee."
"See that original back yonder from the beginning now? Remarrying . . . Now notice, he can, but she can't. Like David, like Solomon, like the continuity of the whole Bible. Now, same as David and the rest of them . . ."
"Now, you notice in I Corinthians 7:10, notice, Paul commands the wife that divorces her husband to remain single or be reconciled, not to remarry. She must remain single or to be reconciled back to her husband. She cannot remarry; she must remain single. But notice, he never said about the man. See, you can't make the Word lie. From the beginning, the sex law by polygamy" (Marriage and Divorce, p. 33:226-230).
In the Spiritual you can see why Christ can only marry a virgin to the Word, not someone who has put away or divorced their worldly denominational husband, not a denominational harlot who has hybridized the Word with human reasoning, creeds and traditions, but a virgin. That "old husband" is the nature of the world and He must be DEAD to you before you can be born-again, or married to Jesus Christ the Word.
Jesus said, "He that believes on Me has eternal Life; I am that Bread of Life. Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and are dead and LOST. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat and not die" (John 6:47-50).
God fed the children in the wilderness with manna and commanded them to gather to satisfy their appetite. "Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. Notwithstanding they hearkened not to Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them . . . and on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. And he said to them, This is that which the Lord has said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake what you will bake today, and seethe what you will seethe; and that which remains over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein" (Exodus 16:16-24).
Natural Israel types Spiritual Israel, Christ's Bride, the Lord's provision for the children of Israel in the desert types the Bread from heaven which baptized the elect into Christ in each Church Age of the Gentile dispensation which is the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal Feast. The Lord sent Israel fresh manna on six days: each portion must be consumed that day or it would putrefy, and rather than sustaining life, bring sickness if not death. Revelation 1-3, history and this diagram describe how God inspired the Bread of eternal Life fresh from heaven in the first six Church Ages to His angels Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther and John Wesley, anointing them together with the elect for their Age with a commensurate measure of the Spirit. The elect became "written epistles" of the Message for their day which baptized them into their position in the Body to "lift His preeminent virtue up as a standard against the Enemy." Like Israel's manna, the Message that quickened the saints of one Age could not impart new birth in any succeeding Age; man-made reasoning added to or taken from putrefied the Bread of Life. God's elect must "walk in the Light as He is in the Light" to recognize their day and its Message lest they impersonate the glare of a day gone by (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7).
In Revelation 1:11 Christ commanded John, "Saying what you see, write in a book, and send it to the seven Churches which are in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea." These Churches were in seven cities of Asia Minor whose natural character typed the spiritual characteristics of seven future Church Ages. But in Revelation 10:4-7, "When the seven thunders had uttered their voices, John was about to write: and he heard a voice from heaven saying to him, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not." The Book of Redemption that had been sealed from the foundation of the world would remain a mystery to the Church Age saints for whose ignorance of the fullness of the Word Christ would intercede until the last one was baptized into the Laodicean part of His Body. "And [Christ the Covenant] Angel whom I saw [in Revelation 10:1-3] stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up His hand to heaven, and swore an oath by Him that lives forever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be no further delay [of intercession for ignorance of the fullness of the Word, for He has loosed the Seven Seals and returned to earth with the little Book open in His hand]. But in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has declared to His servants the prophets".
The angel to the seventh Church Age was William Branham (1909-1965). Like Paul, the angel to the first Church Age he was a prophet. His ministry in the Laodicean Church Age (1906-1963) was not to deliver new manna but to gather up the loose ends of the unfinished Messages of the previous six angels and restore the faith once delivered to Paul and the apostolic saints for he was the "Elijah" of Malachi 4:5-6. The fulfilment of Revelation 4, 5 and 10:1-3 marked the close of the seventh or Laodicean Church in apostasy and commence the second stage of his ministry when he would "finish the mystery of God" by introducing the second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming of Christ who is the mystery of God revealed in His fullness.
The Law was a shadow and type of good things to come under the New Testament, and the seven sabbaths of Israel's Pentecostal Feast type the seven sabbaths, rests, of baptisms with the Holy Spirit that made the seven Church Ages and their saints. All seven Church Ages and Christ's mediatorial Office are over since He has claimed and opened the Book of redemption, and revealed its mysteries through His angel William Branham (Revelation 1:1; 3:14; 10:7, etc). Redemption is over Christ's end-time Bride is forming the Capstone of the Pyramid in this present holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal Feast.
Let us return to the questions of our good Brother who has conflated appointed elders with ordained men of the fivefold ministry whom he feels must be married men like bishops and deacons.
Minister: Because if so, Paul should not preach, because he was not married (he must be married to one wife).
Response: In I Corinthians 7:8 Paul describes himself as "unmarried," however he must have been married in the sense of a betrothal in order to qualify for appointment to the Sanhedrin that ruled the nationeven as Joseph was married or betrothed before he and Mary had "come together" to consummate their union. The marriage takes place when a man proposes to a woman and she says "Yes." At that point they are man and wife (without the token of virginity as we discussed in Newsletter 895 and demonstrated in Matthew 1:18-29). God is only as good as His Word, and God holds us to our word. Paul must have had a wife bound by acceptance of his proposal, but who put him away after his conversion to Christianity changed him from a fanatical Pharisee to a Child of the King. Paul remained a virgin . . . a divorced man who never re-married although he was entitled to re-marry (I Corinthians 9:5-6). A Christian minister is not obliged to marry but I think it good for a man to marry if he can find a suitable wife.
Minister: Why were Moses, a priest, and Gideon polygamists? I found many polygamist priests in the Bible as well. They said the polygamy is a sin, if it is as kind of sex is sin as well because it was permissive way, the reason why David, a man after God's heart have 500 hundred women, I don't see the Scriptures to condemn the brothers who are polygamists or others who are preachers [and polygamists].
Response: God introduced polygamy after the fall when Eve received Satan's lie and committed miscegenation with the Devil-incarnate Serpent, a handsome giant man-like creature before God changed every bone in his body and threw him on his belly. But without a soul he was pure animal. When Eve was beguiled she broke the continuity of God's creation which requires every creature "to bring forth after his kind . . . whose seed is in itself" (Genesis 1:11; 24). This exposes the curse of miscegenation, now applauded as 'multiculturalism.' (It also shows sperm donation as an interruption in the continuation of God's Word and a satanic opportunity for miscegenation with Serpent's seed. Adoption is preferable). Had Eve waited for God to reveal the mystery of procreation to her prophet husband, she would have been the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 3:14).
In Genesis 1:26-28 and 5:1-5 we learn that when God (Heb.) 'bara' created ALL men out of nothing and (Heb.) 'asah' made ALL men from existing material he made them male and female; yet we know that until He physically (Heb.) 'yatsar,' formed or squeezed man into a body there was no man and no woman except in God's eternal thinking before "the beginning" and time. When He formed Adam we were ALL in him potentiallyblessed by God and named Adam, or "man." As Christians were ALL in Christ when He was crucified in God's foreknowledge before the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8; II Corinthians 5:14), blessed and called by His Name for we are ALL Christians or Melchisedec (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 211:3). The natural types the Spiritual so our new married Name is the Name of God our Husband with whom we are one. This is so because the Bible is the story of God changing His form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts into the flesh of His glorified Family of whom Jesus Christ is firstborn.
In Genesis 1:28 the Lord God blessed and commanded us "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth [after your kind]." Eve was created in Adam after the beginning (Genesis 1:26-27; 5:2) as "from the foundation of the world," or eternity, Christ's Bride was created in Him (Revelation 13:8). How else could we possess eternal Life which is without beginning of time or end of days (John 17:5, 24; 8:58; Hebrews 7:3)? God separated Eve from Adam that through holy wedlock they could unite together in love as "one flesh" (Genesis 2:23-25; Matthew 19:26) and pass natural life through the body to multiply and bring each of his children into being as the continuation of His Creation. Eve broke the continuity of God's spoken Word when she accepted Satan's reasoning.
Whereas God had made man in His image, now God would be made in the image of man through the virgin birth of Jesus Messiah to redeem His KINSMEN (Matthew 1:18, 20, 23). Jesus Christ was "the beginner [or Author] of the creation of God" in the form of man (Revelation 3:14). This is another creation, the creation of God-men as a special designation of Himself. The heavenly Bridegroom is creating His own Bride and Wife. As the Spirit of God He created in the Virgin Mary the very cells from which His body was born; He was of the new creation in which God and man met and joined: He was the first of this new race of which He is Head. Whereas in Genesis 2:7 God breathed on Adam and he became a living soul, He signified the promise of new creation when as its Head He "breathed on His disciples after His resurrection and said, Receive the Holy Ghost" (John 20:22). Even as He told Abram, "Walk before Me and be ye perfect" (Genesis 17:1).
Though man was of the old order or creation, now in union with Christ He has become the new creation of God. Ephesians 2:10, "For we are His workmanship created in union with Christ Jesus unto good works".
As the first Adam's wife was created in Him and separated when God put him to sleep (Genesis 2:21-23) the last Adam's wife was created in Him and separated when God put Him to sleep on Calvary. And while the first Eve was made "bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh" the last Eve is being formed from the Holy Spirit that was taken from His side. "The first man, Adam, was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a Life-giving Spirit" (I Corinthians 15:45-49). Through our second birth we are united with Jesus Christ the Husband of our soul and members of His Body that as "wise virgin" we may multiply and fill the earth by passing His eternal Life through the Body. The Spiritual antitype of polygamy is seen in Jesus Christ with His ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of wives comprising one Bride.
Everyone in Adam's race was potentially in Adam in the Garden of Eden but it was necessary for God to first separate the byproduct, Eve. This took place about a hundred and thirty years after God had formed all of the animals in pairs, male and female, and brought them to Adam to name (Genesis 5:3).
Jesus explained this in Matthew 19:3-6 "When the Pharisees came to tempt Him saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? He answered and said, Have you not read, that God which made them at the beginning made them male and female; and said, For this cause [reproduction] shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh [in their offspring] (Genesis 1:11, 25, 28)? Therefore they are no more two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder".
"They said, Why then did Moses command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? Jesus replied, Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I tell you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for [unconfessed premarital] fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoso marries her that is put away commits adultery".
Adam was created by God's spoken Word, and Eve like you and me were created in Adam. Eve was not a spoken Word but a byproduct taken from her spoken Word husband approximately 130 years after God had finished creation. Had Eve waited for her husband to receive the revelation of reproduction we would ALL have been a continuation of God's creation by His Word through natural birth. Eve broke the continuity of God's Word when she listened to Satan's reasoning against the revealed Word (Genesis 2:17; Revelation 22:18-19), stepping over God's Word from eternity into time unto death.
Hence "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble" (Job 14:1), which is why Jesus told Nicodemus: "I assure you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot understand the kingdom of God . . . unless a man is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised because I told you, You must be born again. The wind blows where it wills, and although you hear the sound of it, you know not whence it comes and whither it goes: so is it with everyone that is born of the Spirit".
Eve broke that Covenant and the world has been be populated by human impulse, not creation. Except for the Virgin Mary every mother since the fall has brought forth children by the urge of nature just like the animals, and with the nature of the world whose god is Satan.
Following the fall man and woman were no longer co-equal and having broken His Word and forfeited their dominion over earth, children are born according and under submission to nature, that is to the world. The unquickened soul is dead in sin and trespasses, overridden by the senses of our corruptible fleshsight, touch, hearing, taste and smell, and mortal spiritmemory, affection, reasoning, conscience and imagination. With the nature of the world God placed them under a natural covenant and we desire the world and the things of the world whose god is Satan. We must be born-again from the inside with the overruling nature of the world and its god burnt out that our new Husband, the Word might indwell and rule over us. Prior to Pentecost men and women had difficulty containing the passions and prejudices of mind and body and could become sanctified at most. So to maintain moral order and to prevent fornication, adultery and miscegenation, God introduced polygamy in both man and beast and placed man and woman under separate covenants, one for the original creation, and one for the byproduct. He is to rule over her and she is to serve him (Genesis 3:16). Therefore he could have many wives, but sinner or saint she can only have one living husband.
Minister: If a man has a number of wives before conversion and they are pleased to remain with him is that not in order? It might be unusual, but should such a man discover he is called to the fivefold ministry can he take up his vocation?
Response: Yes, that would be Scriptural, and there is probably nothing in the Word that would prevent him from taking up his vocation unless he forbears for fear of making a poor impression on others weak in the faith, or bringing a reproach on the Word in the eyes of unbelievers and the community. He would be disqualified from holding the office of bishop of deacon who are lay elders.
2) Revelation chapter 10 is serious problem, and the entrance of all kinds of doctrine. Is Revelation 10 fulfilled?
Response: Revelation 10:1-7 is fulfilled. Revelation 10:8-11 is being fulfilled now.
Minister: If yes, is it the cloud of 1963?
Response: The Cloud seen by the public on February 28, 1963 was the public sign required by Psalm 19:1-4; 50:6 as an announcement.
Minister: But the seven angels who appeared to reveal the Seven Seals where not seen by other persons only Brother Branham and the Cloud picture was taken before Branham's journey to Tucson, what is the relation between this scientist Cloud and Revelation 10?
Response: The seven angels or theophanies of the Church Age messengers were aligned as a constellation in the form of a pyramid, God's second Bible, signifying that all seven Church Ages were fulfilled and it was time for mystery of God, which is Christ, to be revealed through the Seventh Angel's Message.
Brother Branham was caught up into the Cloud on March 8, 1963 in fulfilment of Revelation 10:1-4. The same Cloud was seen by many people on February 28, 1963. You will find a full explanation in Newsletter 752, please study this for the revelation. Brother Branham relocated from Jeffersonville to Tucson at the start of the New Year in 1963.
Minister: Is Brother Branham the angel of Revelation 10?
Minister: How can Revelation 10 be fulfilled if there is still a mercy seat? Brother Branham said He took the Book from One on throne only after the last elected was in, but we are still preaching grace, and won't foolish virgins and the 144,000 Jews also need intercession?
Response: The seven Church Ages were fulfilled when the last saint predestined to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again prior to Christ fulfilling Revelation four and five. Thus the Laodicean Church Age ended before the manifestation of the Shekinah over Mount Sunset. There has been no blood on the Mercy Seat since the close of Laodicea. The Mercy Seat in heaven is now the Judgment Seat and Christ's Mediation for ignorance of the fullness of the Word has ended. Since Christ has claimed the Book, loosed its Seals, and revealed their mystery He is no longer in the office Son of God (John 5:25) and Mediator, but has resumed the prophetic Office Son of Man, and the saints have crowned Him King of kings and Judge (John 5:27).
Today the Mercy Seat is this earth and Christ's Bride is the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost for the Life is in the Blood. Paul explained in II Thessalonians 2:6-8, the wrath of God's Judgment will not fall until the Holy Spirit departs in the first resurrection and our translation.
Christ was never a mediator for the foolish virgin or other non-elect aside from his natural empathy for our mortal frailty and trials. Christ's mediation was only to excuse the ignorance of His elect on the fullness of the Word while the Book was sealed to enable them to be born-again. He received their revelation of the Word for the hour and confirmed their calling and election by the baptism with the Holy Ghost which is the new birth.
Christ's end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites are predestined to receive the fullness of the Word through their revelation of the Seven Seals or Seven Trumpets. Thus we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary which explains our presence in theophany when He claimed the Book in Revelation 5, and why, unlike the PART-Word saints of Pentecost and the Church Ages we do not require Christ's intercession for ignorance. When the last saint predestined to Laodicea was born-again, redemption was over.
You must understand that throughout history God's Word was only for the elect for whom He died. Under the New Testament they are the "wise virgins," His Bride. Yet every soul in Adam's race has salvation potentially; we are each born "saved" from mother's womb because our name was in the Book of Life (which is the genealogy of Adam) from the foundation of the world, and so long as one's name is in that Book he is saved and will be granted into eternal Life by the saints at the white throne judgment.
Minister: Brother Branham said that the bride is raptured in the end of Revelation chapter 3.
Response: ALL of Christ's end-time Bride was fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary. And as Ezekiel lay on his left side and represented all the citizens of Israel, then he lay of his right side to represent all of the citizens of Judah, throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride—ALL of us. After Revelation 3:22 John was caught up in the Spirit in Revelation 4:1-2, and we are ALL accounted caught up in the Spirit by the "Shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 which is the "Midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 into Jesus Christ, the still open Door in heaven. The 'rapture' is a revelation; like John we are caught up in the Spirit or raptured with both feet on the ground. The rapture is a revelation, it is not the translation.
Minister: From Relation 4 to 18, God is dealing with the Jews.
Response: Yes, He is dealing with the Jews, NOT yet with the Israelites! "For fear of the Jews" the Israelites live mainly in the now Muslim nations of what were once the ancient empires of Assyria and Babylon. They will not return to the land of the Covenant until after Israel's defeat in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:12-13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12-18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:1-28; 39:27-28; Micah 5:3; 2:12-13; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31, and so on).
Judah's high priest and king, John Hyrcanus I employed mercenaries and defeated the Edomites and in about 123BC he demanded that they assimilate with the Judahites or be killed. More numerous than the Judeans they assimilated and became 'Jews,' a word found in no Bible in any language prior to the late 18th century AD. The meaning of this modern word conflicts with the two different words it has replaced.
The Edomites were descendents of Esau hence the majority are physical Serpent's seed. The House of Herod were physical Serpents' seed, sworn to kill Jesus in order to steal back Esau's birthright. They stole the land of the Covenant from the Israelites and Palestinians and the name "Israel" in 1948. One objective of the wars in North Africa and the Middle East is to slaughter Jacob/Israel according to Esau's oath in Genesis 27:39-41 and secure their impersonation as "God's chosen people." Cain slew Abel to the same intent.
The Jew's 'City of London' is a sovereign City State (like Vatican City and Washington DC) which has ruled Britain since it was conquered in 1688, and rules most of the world. It is Jew-controlled USA and other colonies of the City of London such as Australia and Canada together with NATO that are doing the killing to create "Greater Israel" and eventually accomplish global Hegemony. World Wars I, II, and the present World War III were all planned in 1871; World War II was planned to accomplish Lucifer's one world government, which it will very soon, but after the first resurrection and translation.
As the Serpent's seed built Jerusalem (Urusa-lem) and all of its roads, bridges, villages and farms for the Israelites under Joshua to occupy, so today they have built the cities, sea and airports, industries, farms, dams, and other infrastructure for the Israelites under 'Moses' and 'Elijah' to occupy after Israel's utter defeat in the 'hot stage' of World War III according to Zechariah 14:2 and a mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic so-called Jews. Only then will the Israelites return for redemption to the land of their Covenant.
God cannot deal with Israel outside the land of the Covenant, and He cannot deal with Israel until after the translation of Christ's end-time Bride and the anointing of their two prophets at the start of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
All of this information, thoroughly researched in the Bible, in history, and in the Message of God's Prophet, William Branham is available in "Who is this Melchisedec" on Bible Believers' Church Website.
Minister: So how are the Seventh Seal and Seven Thunders fulfilled in Revelation 3 (Age of Laodicea?), the Almighty Angel is coming when intercession is over; if he came in 1963 we are lost logically???
Response: No, you are not lost you just need to receive the revelation of Brother Branham's Message thoroughly set forth on the Church Website. Do not delay, and be sure you prove all things in your own Bible.
Christ's intercession ended along with the Laodicean Church Age at Revelation 3:22, and the Mighty Angel Jesus Christ descended in Revelation 10 with the once sealed Book of Redemption open in His right hand after Revelation 4 and 5 were fulfilled. As I have explained, Christ's end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary.
Minister: Is the trumpet of II Thessalonians 4:16 and I Corinthians 15:51-52 the same as Revelation 10? How?
Response: No. Israel's Seventh Trumpet will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation with the sinking of Los Angeles. Paul's Scriptures are identical with Israel's Seventh Trumpet in Revelation 11:15.
Minister: Notice that in Revelation 8, there are seven angels sounding the Trumpets in 6th (period of tribulation for the Jews), is there any connection between this angel of Revelation 10 and Revelation 11:15?
Response: Israel's first Six Trumpets have all manifested. We are living under the Sixth Trumpet. Their mysteries will be revealed to the elect Israelites by their two prophets. The Angel of Revelation 10:1-4, 9-10 is Jesus Christ in His second or parousia Coming to His end-time Bride. The angel of Revelation 10:7 was William Branham. The angel of Revelation 11:15 who sounds Israel's Seventh Trumpet at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Vial, and the sinking of Los Angeles will be a heavenly being.
Minister: Brother Branham is saying that the Angel of Revelation 1:7 is the Angel of Revelation 10.
Response: Yes, but Revelation 10:1-4 was fulfilled on March 8, 1963, and was Christ's second or parousia Coming to us Gentiles. Revelation 1:7 will take place or be recognized by Israel in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week after the Moses and Elijah have fulfilled their mission, been martyred and resurrected and 144,000 "see Jesus only" as foretold in Matthew 17, and the belated revelation of Acts 1:9-11. The same Jesus but one 'parousia' Coming is to us Gentiles, the other will be to the Israelites.
Minister: About trail of serpent,
Response: Please see:
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - I
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - II
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - III
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - IV
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - V
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - VI
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - VII
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - VIII
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - IX
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - X
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - XI
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - XII
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - XIII
Minister: Seven Trumpets??? Are the Three Woes connected with first, second, and third world wars???
Response: The three woes were earth's birth pains that manifest in the three World Wars.
Minister: But Branham said it will be in dispensation of the Jews, it is not adding to the Word?
Response: There is no dispensation to the Jews. Brother Branham spoke in the vernacular. As Christians we are to listen to and read what he said then search the Scriptures to understand what he meant (Acts 17:11). After us Gentiles go Home the next dispensation will be to the Israelites of the twelve tribes. There will be 12,000 Judahites among the 144,000 but not one so-called Jew.
Minister: The seven thunders are putting people in confusion, second coming, resurrection . . .
Response: This is because ministers (and consequently brethren) have not studied to make their calling and election sure and to show themselves approved unto God. They are foolish virgin and not born-again at this time.
The Seven Thunders are the Spoken Word of the unwritten Seventh Seal which was Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming and revelation of the previous Six written Seals.
Minister: When will these above events be fulfilled according to THUS SAYS THE LORD of the Bible (Message)?
Response: These things were fulfilled in Brother Branham's ministry.
Minister: I read the conclusion of the Book of the Seals, I don't see those teachings at all, Brother Branham made lot of statements and God corrected them before his death.
Response: Some of the things the Prophet said can be difficult to understand, but the Lord will lead His elect to understanding. During the Church Age, Brother Branham made some errors in teaching because like every minister since the day of Pentecost he was limited by the fact the Book was sealed. However, after the opening of the Seals the Lord corrected whatever required correction.
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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.