Bible Believers' Newsletter 906
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it's wonderful to see your smiling face once again.
We are commencing a new series of teachings on the Jubilee so I solicit your prayers for a clear revelation. Our concern is primarily the Pentecostal Jubilee and the new wave offering of two loaves baked with leaven representing the resurrection of the sleeping saints, the manifestation of the Sons of God in "we who are alive and remain," and our translation prior to the commencement of the Lord's renewed dealings with Israel in Daniel's Seventieth Week.
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.
The Planets are about to Align
January 15, 2016 From 20 January to 20 February, all five bright planetsMercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will appear in a line, visible to the naked eyefor the first time since 2005 . . . there will be another chance to view the planets lined up in August, but then not again until October 2018 . . .
From Wednesday 20 January, star gazers will have a 5.30am5.40am AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) window to get the best view of the alignment. Northern Hemisphere planet-gazers should look towards the south anytime before sunrise (by about 6.30am at the latest in New York, for example) . . . Full story: australiangeographic.com.au abc.net.au
Comment: On February 4, 1962 the Prophet said, "Something's fixing to happen one of these days . . . when the five planets, Mars, Jupiter and Venus, and so forth . . . I predict that this has a spiritual application. I believe it's the coming end of the issue of God, that the great revelation of the Word will be opened during this time . . . Five is the number of grace! God ever sends His power to the church, it'll be His grace, it won't be the obedience of the people . . ." (Communion, p. 14:74-75; Zechariah 4:7; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:1-4).
On February 4-5, 1962 there was an extremely rare conjunction of the classical planets Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. On February 28, 1963 the Lord displayed the Pillar of Cloud warning of His second or 'parousia' Coming (Genesis 1:14; Psalm 19:1-6; Daniel 7:9; Matthew 24:27; Revelation 1:14), and on March 8, 1963 Brother Branham was caught up from Sunset Mountain into this Cloud formed from an alignment of the theophanies of the seven stars of Revelation 1:16 (as prophesied on December 30, 1962 in his Message Sirs, is this the Time). Revelation 10:1-4 was fulfilled: "And there stood those seven Angels just as natural as you see me standing here, and told me to return to my home, that the mysteries that the reformers down through the ages had failed to pick up, the mysteries of the Bible, which the Seven Seals held, would be revealed" (Shalom, p. 5:25). The Lord said, "Turn the photograph to the right".
Nisan 14 2016 will be April 22; "Good Friday" will be March 25, 2016. The misalignment is occasioned by the addition of a thirteenth month, Adar II in 2016. It is argued that the Jew's calculation is at variance with the commandment of God. I expect this also accounts for the difference in the following year: Nisan 14, 2017 will be Monday, April 10; "Good Friday" will be April 14, 2017.
John Dee Painting originally had Circle of Human Skulls
January 18, 2016 British Israel theory claims the US and Britain are the Tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, whom, they claim, succeed to the inheritance of the "lost" ten Tribes of Israel; Europeans stem from the other tribes.
The British Israel cult has its roots as part of the Jewish Cabala invented by Elizabeth I's astrologer John Dee. Dee is said to be responsible for the development of England's navy and foresaw the establishment of an empire built upon maritime power. Manasseh Ben Israel, the Amsterdam Rabbi in Cromwell's conspiracy to bring England under the power of Jewish bankers, introduced the idea that the British are "the Lost Ten Tribes" which would make "Jews" their relatives and deserving re-admittance to England. They'd been expelled from Britain in 1290 and were readmitted under duress in 1657 ("Life of Manasseh Ben Israel" by Cecil Roth, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1945; "The Inner Government of England, Vol. 1, p. 275).
The prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7, William Branham, said, "there is nothing to British Israel theory" (Signs of His Coming; Seven Seals, 543:4). And we must receive a prophet in the Name of a Prophet (that is, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ), and take what he has said back to God's unchanging Word to ensure we are in the same Spirit as the prophet, because no true prophet can declare error when speaking in the Name of the Lord. Full story: theguardian.com
Pope Francis' Hand of Friendship to Jews
January 17, 2016 Pope Francis, following in the historic footsteps of his predecessors, will cross the river Tiber to Rome's Synagogue, the Grand Temple, on the opposite bank of the river Tiber to the Vatican on Sunday . . . His courtesy visit, the third by a reigning pope, has aroused expectations of further rapprochement between Catholics and Jews. A Vatican statement last December said Catholics should not actively seek to convert Jews and must do all they can to repel anti-Semitic tendencies . . .
Religious reconciliation with the Jews began with the issuing of the Second Vatican Council's most radical document "Nostrae Aetate" (In Our Times) in 1966. This key decision by the world's Catholic bishops and endorsed by Pope Paul VI unconditionally repudiated anti-Semitism and cancelled centuries of Catholics blaming the Jews for Jesus Christ's death. Celebrating the 50th anniversary, Pope Francis said: "From indifference and opposition, we've turned to co-operation and goodwill. From enemies and strangers, we've become friends and brothers." Full story: bbc.com
Episcopal Church suspended from Anglican Communion
January 14, 2012 A majority of Anglican primates Jan. 14 asked that the Episcopal Church, for a period of three years, "no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity" . . . the primates said that their call comes in response to the decision by the Episcopal Church's General Convention last June to change canonical language that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman (Resolution A036) and authorize two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples (Resolution A054) . . . Full story: episcopaldigitalnetwork.com
Comment: An announcement posted on the Primates' 2016 Meeting website said that "the Primates agreed how they would walk together in the grace and love of Christ." "Were they speaking the truth in love" they should have "delivered [the homosexuals] to Satan for the destruction of the flesh . . ." (I Corinthians 5:5).
This apostate church (so-called) is "naked of the blood, spiritually bankrupt, blind to God's unchanging Word, pitiable, wretched and knows it not . . . as it was in the days of Lot" as Jesus prophesied (Revelation 3:15-20; Luke 17:28-30). This is demonstrated by one perverse apostate who wrote:
"It is disgusting that the American Episcopal Church is being punished for being prophetic and inclusive by the Church of England. This sends a clear message that the C of E would rather pander to African church leaders with large congregations than stand up and do the Christian thing".
'Prophetic?' God bless the Africans for earnestly contending for the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints. Christianity is elective and exclusive.
Russia breaking Wall St. Oil Price Monopoly
January 9, 2016 The ability . . . to hold the lead reserve currency role, a strategic priority for Washington and Wall Street, is vitally tied to how world oil prices are determined . . . Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reportedly stated, "If you control the oil, you control entire nations." Oil has been at the heart of the Dollar System since 1945 . . . Russia is the world's largest oil producer, so creation of a Russian oil benchmark independent from the dollar is significant . . .
The Russian move to price in rubles its large oil exports to world markets, especially Western Europe, and increasingly to China and Asia via the ESPO pipeline and other routes, on the new Russian oil benchmark in St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange is by no means the only move to lessen dependence of countries on the dollar for oil . . . Russia, China and other emerging economies are taking measures to lessen their dependency on the US dollar . . . Oil is the world's largest traded commodity and it is almost entirely priced in dollars. Were that to end, the ability of the US military industrial complex to wage wars without end would be in deep trouble . . . Full story: journal-neo.org. Goldman Sachs makes oil prices drop.
Comment: The share of the United States in today's world gross domestic product shouldn't exceed 22%. However, 80% of international payments are made with US dollars . . . the value of the US dollar is exceedingly high in comparison with other currencies (journal-neo.org). Vatican City in covenant with International Jewish Usurers of the City of London will refinance the US dollar with yellow gold in place of black gold (Daniel 9:27).
'Sanctions' against Russia-Iran: Economic Aggression Revisited
January 14, 2016 The renewal and increase of the American and European 'sanctions' against Russia, and the threat of new 'sanctions' against Iran, a weapon long used by them against any nation that does not obey their diktats, from Cuba, to China, from Zimbabwe to Venezuela, is yet another slap across the face of the Russian and Iranian peoples. False hopes raised in some quarters that the American vassal states in Europe would act independently and favour more cooperation with Russia and Iran have once again been shown to be so much wishful thinking . . . various sectors of those economies are suffering due to this economic warfare but the Washington regime and its dependent regimes in Europe are casting for . . . total control of the resources of Russia and Iran and of all Eurasia . . . Iran is learning, as Russia, and as Cuba, so well know, that the [Jew-controlled] Americans can never be trusted and they always have an aggressive agenda beneath their platitudes.
. . . the latest farce of CIA-MI6 linked groups like Amnesty International and the Syrian Observatory making claims that Russia is using cluster bombs in Syria against civilians . . . the US has been forced to admit it has no evidence to support these stories but the hypocrisy is stunning since NATO used cluster bombs and . . . there are reports of Saudi Arabia using them in Yemen. That the Russian government can remain as outwardly calm, professional and diplomatic as it does is remarkable considering that the sanctions put in place are designed to try to cripple key sectors of the Russian economy ... Full story: journal-neo.org
Comment: Iran's strength has been its ability to retaliate to any attack by closing down the Strait of Hormuz. Given that 17 million barrels of oil a day, or 35% of the world's seaborne oil exports go through the Strait of Hormuz, incidents in the Strait would be fatal for the world economy. Enter Nigeria and Yemen . . . African oil would be a good alternate to Persian Gulf oil IN CASE OF OIL DISRUPTION . . . In the same year [MOSSAD/CIA] Boko Haram was 'founded'.
In 2007, AFRICOM helped consolidate this push into the region . . . to ensure African oil continued to flow to the United States . . . in addition to or as an alternate to the passage of oil through the Strait of Hormuz . . . Enter Yemen . . . Geopolitics behind the war in Yemen: start of a new front against Iran . . . West African oil and control of Bab Al-Mandeb would diminish the strategic importance of the Strait of Hormuz in case of war.
A very important consideration is the stark fact that the fallout from bombing an operating uranium enrichment facility with several hundred kilograms of enriched uranium would create an environmental catastrophe which would dwarf all nuclear accidents to date killing millions of people. The Iran Nuclear Deal greatly reduces the scope of the ensuing disaster should such steps be taken (globalresearch.ca).
Terrorism in 2015: following a False Flag Formula
January 10, 2016 In 2015, there were 385 terrorist incidents around the world according to Wikipedia. Of these, 94% were attributed to Muslim perpetrators or occurred in Muslim countries surrounding the world's most resource-rich region. The geographic pattern behind these and previous attacks suggests that terrorism is more a function of the need to seize resources than it is about religious or political beliefs. The terrorist events of 2015 continue to fuel speculation that most terrorism is government-sponsored and focuses on achieving political objectives.
Most of the terrorist attacks in 2015 were attributed to groups located in the relatively small region of south-western Eurasia that has been the focus of competition for resources among the world's superpowers. The political will to drive seizure of those resources requires Western governments to generate a fear of terrorism in their own societies so that "responses" can happen without interference from the public. Maintaining the fear is what appears to be the primary objective behind the fewer, better publicized, attacks in Western countries.
Since 9/11, terrorist acts in Western countries have exhibited a formulaic set of common features that suggest the government might have been involved in the crimes. Here are ten such features . . . Full story: 911blogger.com
[Jewish Chancellor] Merkel's two Extraordinary Errors of Judgement
January 15, 2016 1. The unilateral decision to allow Israel to obtain a fleet of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft-built, 2,000 ton Dolphin-class submarines costing $2 billion each (having been subsidised by the current German Government apparently to assuage its misplaced guilt regarding WWII), four . . . are assumed to have already been armed with nuclear missiles at Haifa naval base and currently secretly patrolling the Gulf, the Mediterranean and possibly the North Sea thereby giving the Israeli state a 'second strike' nuclear capability far in advance of that of either Britain, Germany or France and posing a potential threat to all European states.
. . . the world's only undeclared nuclear state . . . is uniquely outside of any control or inspection by the UN's IAEA . . . is not a party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to which all EU states are signatories . . . not subject to any EU law notwithstanding that it is estimated to hold a stockpile of between 200 and 400 nuclear warheads . . .
2. Merkel's 'open-arms' migrant policy that allows a million more migrants into Germany is seen as a disaster for the EU that will indelibly change European culture . . . it threatens 'not just a spike in terrorism but a rebirth of 1930's-style political violence' . . . such an immigration policy is potentially disastrous for the long-term future of Germany (and other EU states) that will ensure 'a highly skewed demographic ratio' of young men from Syria, the Middle East and North Africa . . . there will likely be a deep transformation of Germany whereby in only 20-30 years, half of German society under the age of 40 will be immigrants or children of immigrants . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Brussels won't admit Migrant Policy caused Cologne
January 8, 2016 A source within one of the European Union's security organisations has told Breitbart London exclusively that to his knowledge, no widespread discussions are being had at an EU level about the spate of migrant rapes that have taken places across the continentwith Cologne, Hamburg, Helsinki, Paris, Salzburg, Zurich, and more cities now affected. EU leaders are said to be unwilling to admit the cause: Brussels policy on open borders immigration and migrant quotas.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the source told Breitbart London this afternoon that the EU has no "real analytical ability" to help it inform policy decisions, therefore when an incident like this happens, there is no one to help guide the process. Instead, while Brussels is happy to dictate an open borders policy, and a policy of mandatory migrant quotasit simply will not and cannot deal with the fall out . . . Full story: meforum.org shariaunveiled.wordpress.com
Comment: Nonsense. The rabbis have encouraged the destruction of the white race which they regard as the greatest obstacle to achieving Talmudic one world government. The world is witnessing the evil fruit of extra-national policy. Roman Catholicism is Judaism; Islam is Judaism, Communism is Judaism; Judaism is the antithesis of Yahweh Torah.
In the opinions of 'integrated' migrants, Germans are "Disgusting, pork-eating outsiders nobody would miss" (youtu.be). As it was in the days of Noah, multiculturalism is accursed of God (youtube.com, Matthew 24:37).
'Nothing is moving,' Baltic Dry crashes. Insiders: 'Commerce comes to a Halt'
January 11, 2016 Commerce between Europe and North America has literally come to a halt. For the first time in known history, not one cargo ship is in-transit in the North Atlantic between Europe and North America. All of them (hundreds) are either anchored offshore or in-port. NOTHING is moving.
This has never happened before. It is a horrific economic sign; proof that commerce is literally stopped. We checked VesselFinder.com and it appears to show no ships in transit anywhere in the world . . . We also checked MarineTraffic.com, and it seemed to show the same thing. Not a ship in transit . . . Full story: zerohedge.com
Comment: "When God sends forth a message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God." But that voice will be quiet in the wilderness somewhere, hid away" (William Branham, Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100).
IMF warns global growth could be 'derailed' over the next two years
Internet Evidence of MH370 Hijacking to Diego Garcia
January 19, 2016 Taking the Radar tracking at Penang, the heading, the timing of the engine runs, the fuel load, the height variations distances from disappearance to Beijing or to Diego Garcia that being 3,700 kilometers and 3,100 kilometers respectively, this cushion of around 500 to 600 or so kilometers would allow the plane to fly low for the journey past most radar, consuming more fuel before climbing to altitude to create fuel efficiency once again for their flight to Diego Garcia . . . Full story: mailstar.net
Jubilee Part I
Acts 3:17-26, "Now, brethren, I know that in ignorance you [denied Jesus before the pagan Pilate who pronounced Him innocent and desired to release Him; you even preferred and interceded for the murderer Barabbas and killed Messiah, the Author and source of Life], as your rulers [the high priests and Sanhedrin] did also. But those things, which God had announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Anointed should suffer, He has thereby fulfilled. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, in order that the times of refreshing [embracing the period between the ascension and the second advent of Christ from the resurrection and glorification for the Old Testament saints to the regeneration, resurrection and translation of the New Testament saints and the regeneration and martyrdom of the 144,000 elect Israelites (Isaiah 11:10; 28:11-12; 66:1; Matthew 11:28-29]]; may come [upon you] from the Presence of the Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Messiah appointed for you; whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets since the world began [for the first resurrection, translation, millennium, and white throne judgment (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Romans 8:11)]. For Moses had said to the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up out of your brethren, like unto me [particularly in the intimacy of His communication with God as Jesus was (Numbers 12:6-8)]; to Him give heed in all things whatever He says to you. And it will come to pass, [that] every soul, that will not hear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people" (Revelation 20:15 21:1).
God sealed His grace Covenant with Abraham by uncircumcision in recognition of his faith, commanding him, his seed and his servants, whether home-born or bought with money, to be circumcised in token of the Covenant (Romans 4:9-16). Genesis 17:9-14: "An uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My Covenant." When we are born-again we are Abraham's seed by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and heirs according to the Promise (Galatians 3:18, 29; 4:28; Romans 9:7-8). The baptism with the Holy Ghost circumcises us in heart and ear; it severs the love of the world and the things of the world (I John 2:15).
It is death not to observe the Lord's Supper and it is death to take it unworthily. One must be born-again and have the Token or evidence of the Life of Christ on display in order to observe the Lord's Supper (I Corinthians 11:27-33). Without Spiritual circumcision or new birth, one has no part in God's Covenant and to refuse the new birth is to blaspheme the Holy Ghost meaning your name is removed from the Book of Life which is to be "destroyed from among the people" (Acts 3:21; Hebrews 6:4-8). When we observe the Lord's Supper we signify our soul is at one with His Word and Spirit as our bodies become one with the elements of bread and wine.
"And the succeeding prophets, beginning with Samuel, have likewise announced these days. It is you the children of the prophets, and of the Covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham [father of nations], 'And in your Seed [Jesus] all the kindreds of the earth shall be blessed.' For you Israelites first, God having prepared His Servant sent Him to bless you in turning away every one of you from your iniquities".
We are authorised according to Scripture and the Message of God's Prophet William Branham to look beyond a condition that existed in previous time, to a renewal of all things in the heavens and earth that will be partially restorative in its operation, but also, in part, transcend all that has ever existed. There, overshadowed by the Shekinah, New Jerusalem with streets of transparent gold will crown a fifteen hundred mile high pyramid Mount Zion. This will be the Eternal holy convocation of the antitype of "the eighth day" of Israel's Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:39; Revelation 21:5).
Matthew 19:27-29: "Peter said to Jesus, We have renounced the world, and followed you; what shall we have if we sell all, give to the poor, and follow you? And Jesus said to the disciples, Truly I say to you, That you who have followed Me, in the regeneration [or renovation that will be ushered in by the great trump (Isaiah 27:13; Matthew 24:31; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 11:15)] when the Son of man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone [not just the twelve apostles] who has forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My Name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit everlasting life".
As we study the Book of Revelation we find it has three divisions:
Revelation 1-3 "the things that are" describe the seven Church Ages of PART-Word during which Christ interceded for the ignorance of the saints owing to the fact that Book had been sealed from the foundation of the world.
Revelation 4 - 5 "the things which must be hereafter. The Church finished at Revelation 3:22 after which John was caught up in Revelation 4:1-2. "After these things I looked, and beheld a door standing open in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [in Revelation 1:10] clear as a trumpet speaking with me, said, Come up here, and I will show you what must take place hereafter. And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One [not two or three] sat on the throne."
John represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book, caught up in the Spirit with both feet planted firmly on earth. We know this because the seven measures of the Spirit that anointed the angels or stars that reflected the S_O_N Light to the Church throughout the night of His absence stand before the Ark or throne of God, their ministry of PART-Word completed. Now without blood the Mercy Seat is a judgment seat: Christ's mediation has ended, redemption is over, "and lightnings, thunderings and voices proceed from the throne." In Revelation 5 the elders advertise for a KINSMAN Redeemer "but no one from Brother Branham's era to the generation of Adam was found worthy to open and read the Sealed Book, and John wept because without a KINSMAN Redeemer the whole creation was lost".
Then one of the elders said, "Weep not John, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the Book and to loose its Seven Seals. And in the midst of the throne, twenty-four living creatures and the elders, John saw a slain Lamb, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." This confirms the blood has left the altar, and Jesus, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah takes the Book from the hand of the original Owner and assumes the office of Judge.
From the Book of Ruth we learnt that as Naomi's near kinsman, Boaz had first to redeem her lost estate in the year of jubilee before he could marry the Gentile Ruth, just as Jesus had to redeem Israel before He could marry His Gentile Bride "in the acceptable year of the Lord." When Joshua conquered the land of the Covenant he allotted it for the various tribes to occupy and farm as He had placed Adam in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and protect it (Genesis 2:15). But the land belonged to God, so in the event of commercial misfortune it could not be dispossessed forever but might be redeemed in the year of Jubilee, the fiftieth of forty-nine years (Leviticus 25:8-11). Apart from radical provisions for agriculture and debt release, designed to prevent entrenched poverty in Israel, unlike the fraudulent 'economic cycle' of the Jews' Babylonian fractional reserve system of usury (Leviticus 25:12-55), the jubilee was a method of sabbatical dating that contained precisely 600 lunar cycles from the 1 Abib/Nisan to 10 Tishri in the forty-ninth year as an integral part of a soli-lunar system for intercalating months in order to synchronise Sun and Moon. There is also a four hundred and ninety-year jubilee that runs from Genesis to Revelation (Daniel 9:24; Matthew 18:22).
When Adam took Eve's sin upon his shoulders he forfeited earth's dominion to Satan, the god of this evil age and the title deed to redemption returned to the original Owner. Jesus inaugurated His public ministry in a Sabbatical year but through unbelief Israel rejected "the acceptable year of the Lord" and crucified their Messiah. Like Boaz Jesus had to redeem that nation and its lost inheritance before He could marry His Gentile Bride, the Church. The redemption and power lost in the Garden of Eden was sent back upon the Church on the fiftieth day or Pentecostal Jubilee. It will not be applied to God's servant nation, our servant, until Israel fulfils the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's instructions to Daniel (Daniel 9:24) in Daniel's Seventieth Week two thousand years thence when the nation is born-again in one day, then martyred.
Revelation 4 refers to the continuous ministry of the Holy Spirit in the lives of seven men with whom God identifies Himself closely. Christ is no longer the Lamb but the Lion. Jesus began His ministry to Israel just as the Law had achieved its educational purpose of deepening the conviction of sin and establishing the inability of all existing systems of worship to reconcile Adam's fallen race with God, and was now superseded (Romans 5:13, 20; Galatians 3:18-25; I Timothy 1:8-10). Likewise when the last saint predestinated to Pentecost and the Seven Church Ages was baptized into the Laodicean division of the Body, Christ's Mediation was fulfilled and the Church was redeemed.
Now redemption is to be revealed: how the Holy Spirit placed saints of each Church Age into their position in the Body by revelation of "the present Truth" (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7) as by lot he inspired Joshua to allocate the tribes to their foreordained positions in the Land of the Covenant. Brother Branham revealed these mysteries in his book, "An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages".
Revelation 5 is the breach between the Church Ages and the Seals. Christ's mediation is fulfilled, redemption is over, and He is the Lion and Judge (John 5:27). Immediately He takes the Title Deed of Redemption to all Adam forfeited He is crowned King of kings by the living creatures, twenty-four elders and the redeemed saints of all ages standing about the throne. As Son of David, Jesus is heir to the throne (Matthew 1:1; Romans 1:3; Revelation 22:16). As Son of Abraham He is heir to the royal grant (Matthew 1:1; Acts 3:25; Hebrews 2:16), as Son of man He is heir to the earth (Matthew 8:20; Mark 8:38; Acts 7:56), and as Son of God He is heir to all things (Matthew 2:15; Acts 9:20; Hebrews 4:14). In theophany the saints, including Christ's end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites, worship the glorified Jesus Messiah by sight in His Presence, yet here on earth many of Christ's end-time Bride and all 144,000 elect Israelites are yet to be born-again.
The same scene is signified by Old Testament symbols in Revelation 1:10-20. The golden menorah in the South of the Holy Place represents the New Testament saints drawn out from all seven Church Ages, and in our midst is Christ in the office Son of man wigged and girt about the breast as Judge. He was called the Angel of the Covenant in the Old Testament which was a shadow of the New.
In 609BC the Lord commanded Jeremiah (26) to prophesy in the Court of the Temple that unless the people obeyed the Law He would make His Temple "a curse to all the nations of the earth." This was probably on the feast of Tabernacles when the male inhabitants of "all the cities of Judah" were represented. In 606BC four hundred and ninety years after the establishment of Israel's monarchy under King Saul, Jeremiah (25:1, also 27:7; 28:14; 29:10) publicly announced the seventy years servitude of Jerusalem and Judea. Then in 590BC, the siege of Jerusalem having begun, and Jeremiah (32, also 34:1-7; 39:1) was already imprisoned for prophesying the destruction of Jerusalem, the Lord told him to purchase the field of his uncle in the year of the Jubilee. The revelation was confirmed when his uncle's son came to the prison with the request, so in order to certify to the Judeans their future return from Babylon Jeremiah, his uncle Hanameel's nearest kinsman redeemer purchased and paid for the field, signed and sealed the evidence before witnesses and placed it in an earthen vessel to preserve it for "many days."
Likewise God sealed the mystery of the Seven unknown Thunders in an earthly vesselour Lord Jesus Christunto the "time of the end but in the days of the voice of the Seventh angel, when he began to sound, the mystery of God was finished as He had declared to His servants the prophets," yet after fifty-two years the church is ignorant. The mystery of the unwritten Seventh Seal is the revelation of the previous six written Seals that restores His elect to the apostolic faith and brings them to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Revelation 10:1-7). Our plan of redemption, the revelation of the Name of Jesus Christ and the power of God, is kept in the safe and sacred repository of the heart.
Revelation 6:1 - 19:21 is the third division and our attention returns to the earthly realm. This space of time encompasses Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to us between the Sixth and Seventh Vials (Revelation 16:15) in the threefold PROCESS (I Thessalonians 4:16; 5:2) of the secret rapture and His second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel after we go Home. In this bracket of time the Seven Seals, Seven Trumpet mysteries, three Woes, the woman in the Sun, the casting down of the Red Dragon, and the regeneration any martyrdom of the 144,000 elect Israelites are revealed to us.
In order to understand these mysteries and where the Church stands today, we need to locate Israel in (Gk.) 'chronos' time because Israel is God's timepiece, God determined that from "the going forth of the commandment to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem" on Nisan 1, 445BC (Nehemiah 2:1-8; Daniel 9:25) His dealings with Israel would be restricted to four hundred and ninety prophetic years of 360-days. Four hundred and eighty-three of those years were fulfilled when "Messiah was cut off" (Daniel 9:26); like His end-time Bride the 144,000 elect Israelites were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary, but the rabbis having smitten them blind (Matthew 15:9), the redemption cannot be applied to the nation until after the Gentile dispensation ends (Luke 21:24; Acts 15:13-17; Romans 11:25).
We need to find out when that will be. Israel was expelled from the homeland, but God only deals with the nation in the land of the Covenant and there 144,000 elect will be born-again in one day (Isaiah 66:8). That land was stolen by Israel's sworn enemy, the modern Israel State proclaimed at midnight May 14, 1948, and for sixty-seven years the imposters have been preparing the land for the Israelites' return following their mass exodus. If we can place Israel in time according to history and the prophecy of Scripture we will know when the Lord is going to take His Children Home and begin dealing with Israel for the remaining seven prophetic years.
We will be studying the Jubilee; in particular the Pentecostal Jubilee for Christ's Bride of all ages. This will be followed by an Atonement Jubilee for the elect Israelites after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, the martyrdom of their two prophets and their own martyrdom.
After seven sabbaths of years, that is, forty-nine years, a fiftieth or jubilee year overlays the remainder of that year and the first six months of the next year which commenced a new Sabbatical cycle of years. At the close of the great Day of Atonement on the tenth day of seventh month (Ethanim/Tishri) the blast of curved trumpets proclaimed liberty through the land of the Covenant after guilt had been removed through the typical blood of victims and the accumulated sins of the nation were born away by the scape goat. Israel's upcoming Day of Atonement will not be a killing of bulls and goats which typed Messiah, but a bitter mourning for Israel's slaughter of the real Lamb of God (Zechariah 12:10-14). In the year of jubilee alienated lands were returned to the original owners, and Hebrew bondservants were freed (Leviticus 25:8-16; 23-55; 27:16-25; Numbers 34:4; I Thessalonians 4:16-17) it was "a time of restitution of all things" (Luke 3:21).
Jesus was baptized in a sabbatical year and He proclaimed the Year of Jubilee in Luke 4:19 as prophesied (Isaiah 61:1-2) when He declared in the synagogue, "I Myself am the fulfilment of this prophecy and I am calling the people out of the world into the Word." Likewise Brother Branham "proclaimed the day of vengeance of our God" when he declared the sinking of Los Angeles would mark the close of the Gentile dispensation; the end of man's day, and initiate the "great and dreadful Day of the Lord."
"The acceptable year of the Lord" was the antitype of Israel's Jubilee year, the limited period of Gospel grace in which deliverance from sin and death, and the restoration of Adam's lost inheritance, are proclaimed to the elect sons of Adam through Christ our KINSMAN Redeemer. We know this period as the Gentile dispensation.
Exodus 12:1-2, "The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 'This month [Abib/Nisan shall be the beginning of months to you: it shall be the first month of the year to you".
There were seven sabbaths of years, forty nine years commencing on Nisan 1; every seventh year was a "sabbatical year." It was a rest for the land in which there was to be no tillage, sowing, reaping, planting, pruning or gathering; uncropped lands allowed the support of herds of unusual numbers as ownership was in abeyance, and its chance produce was at the service of all comers (Exodus 23:10; Deuteronomy 31:10; 15:1). Debtors were released from obligations for the year.
The Jubilee year commenced on Tishri 10 of the forty-ninth year and continued unto Tishri 10 on the first year of the new cycle of forty- nine sabbatical years. The antitype is, as we described in Revelation chapter 5 where Christ's end-time Bride is resting with the Holy Spirit in this holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal feast pending the end of the Gentile dispensation, the manifestation of the Sons of God, our translation to the 'bema' Judgment and the Wedding Supper in the air. nl906.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.