Bible Believers' Newsletter 076
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now . . ."
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Here's some important old news that was new to me.
June 10, 1996 — US News & World Report carried an astonishing interview with Vatican expert, Jewish Jesuit Malachi Martin: "Plotting World Order in Rome." Martin tries to scope out papal succession in "Windswept House: A Vatican Novel" which depicts an international plot by Vatican insiders and internationalists to install a new Pope and establish a "New World Order."
According to Martin, "There is an unspoken alliance today between powers inside the Vatican and leaders of major international humanist organizations who would change the Roman Catholic Church from a sacred institution to one whose primary function is to act as a stabilizing social force in the world. They see the church as the only global structure able to do this. The one obstacle is John Paul II. He is seen as a defender of medieval traditions. They want a Pope who shares their more liberal, globalist view. The Church today is divided. Monolithic faith is gone. The new rival factions are the traditionalists who prefer the church as it was before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council and conciliarists who want to liberalize church doctrine on everything from divorce and contraception to abortion and homosexuality. The numbers are about even, but conciliarists hold the positions of power. They think John Paul II is too conservative. Traditionalists don't think he is conservative enough."
"Academia, foundations, nongovernmental organizations, even some governmental agencies have vast resources devoted to population control, education and economic and social stabilization. They wish to get the Roman Catholic Church to side with them in the social and cultural field in a world that is dysfunctional; they'll have another element of stability."
"Conciliarists and non-church globalists think the same way. Neither likes the Pope's policies. They are preparing for the selection of the next Pope."
Pope John Paul II was invited to the 1999 Bilderberger's Annual Conference held in Portugal last week.
Comment: The spirit of Laodicea without admixture.
The Consistency of God's Word
Malachi 3:6, "I am the Lord, I change not . . ." That unchanging Word took flesh in the virgin-born Jesus. Jesus revealed Himself to Brother Branham, the angel of the Laodicean Church Age as: "The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God" (Revelation 3:14). Since Pentecost that unchanging Word has been taking flesh to form God's family, the true Church and the continuation of the creation of God. God's thoughts are the Attributes of what He is; and He is infinite so His infallible thoughts can never change. What seems quite reasonable to us would be incomprehensible to one living in the days of the Old Testament prophets or even a hundred years ago. So when God reveals His mind to His people it is not always fitting that He should unfold the sum of His knowledge.
In studying the Bible we see that God revealed His foreknowledge of things to come to His prophets in visions, and how the symbolic images portrayed greater detail as the shadow developed toward the reality foreshadowed.
Revelation 12:7-8, "There was war in heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, and prevailed not; until they were cast out from heaven." In reality this battle began in the Garden of Eden when Lucifer incarnate the Serpent and deceived Eve, but from the foundation of the world the battle and its outcome were foreknown by God in fullest detail.
The visions we will discuss illustrate the development of God's eternal purpose described in Ephesians 1:3-10 and how through a clear understanding of the Word predestinated to their day the glorified saints of all Ages will live and reign with Him through eternity. Individually we are God's predestinated Word for our day made manifest, awaiting our full redemption at the glorification of our bodies.
The Bible explains how the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts is changing His form or unfolding Himself into the flesh of His glorified family—those whose lives manifest His Word for their day by the faith of Jesus Christ. This dismisses the idea of "God in three persons." Moses, David, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Jesus and John saw thousands of thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand in One. He will never be lonely again. Altogether the saints are God manifest. Once the fullness of the godhead dwelt bodily in one Man, Jesus Christ: it now indwells His Body, His Bride of all seven Church Ages; very soon His end-time Bride will manifest that we are the Sons of God.
I Corinthians 15:20-28 is a vision from Christ's resurrection to His (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming in 1963, the judgment and final disposition of death and the grave in the lake of Fire, to the renewed heavens and renewed earth. It types the natural with the Spiritual to explain whom Christ died to redeem.
"Jesus rose from the dead and became the firstfruits of the resurrected Old Testament saints. Death came because Adam redeemed his adulterous wife, [knowing he too would die, but that as a spoken Word he was part of God and must be redeemed, and Eve with him because the two were one through the marriage union]. The resurrection of the sleeping Old Testament saints came because the last Adam died to redeem His wife" (Hebrews 11:39-40).
"As through our union in nature with Adam all die, so by Spiritual union in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming [that is His end-time Bride who will not see death in the flesh but manifest the Sons of God and be translated]. Then comes the completion of the war, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; having abolished all rival authority and power. For Jesus must reign, until He has put all enemies under His feet. [As He said, "ALL power is given unto Me in heaven and on earth" (Matthew 28:18; Psalm 110:1)].
"The last enemy that shall be abolished is death. For the Father has put all things under Jesus' feet. But when it says "All things are put in subjection under Him," it is evident that He Himself is excepted, Who gave Jesus this power to rule. And when Christ has finally abolished all of God's enemies, then shall the Son also subject Himself to the Father so that God who has given Him the victory over all will be utterly supreme".
God revealed this vision of the finished creation of Himself to Moses, David, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Jesus and John at different stages of its fulfilment. Each man saw God manifest in Christ. John 1:18 says, "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father has declared Him." But verse 14 says, "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth."
Jesus is the glory of the Father, being the manifest expression of His Attributes. The true Church of all Ages is the glory of Christ, being the manifestation of His glorious Attributes, as a Christian wife is the glory of her husband: being under his pre-eminence "in everything" she is expressing his character.
He was not a Life only, or a Light from the Logos: the whole Logos as Light and Life was made flesh (Colossians 1:19; 2:9). The Logos entered a new dimension of existence through the virgin birth and temporarily pitched its tent among us. Since the resurrection It has also realized itself into the glorified Old Testament saints. Since Pentecost It has "bred" itself through Jesus who is "the beginning [and the Beginner] of the creation of God," to the continuation of the same creation in the form His Body, the Church. The natural marriage is a beautiful type of the invisible union of the Bride of Christ.
In John 1:14 the pre-existent Logos of John 1:1 became flesh. It wasn't converted or changed into flesh like the created Man Jacob wrestled, or the created Man Abraham worshipped in Genesis 18. Nor was it simply associated with flesh like the Pillar of Fire and Cloud that led the children of Israel through the desert, It was "born of a woman" and endued with human nature in perpetual union. Henceforth the Logos is Jesus Christ forever and is "breeding" or multiplying by faith into the Form of His Body, the Church, to fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Genesis 2:28; Habakkuk 2:14).
John says, "We beheld"—with admiration and delight—"the glory of the Logos" in Jesus where the Shekinah became material reality. "We have heard and seen with our eyes, and our hands have handled the Word of Life" (I John 1:1) whereas Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel, like Isaiah, Ezekiel and John ("in the Spirit in the Lord's day"), saw only a similitude of Jesus—the glory of God (Exodus 24:9-11; Isaiah 6:1-8; Ezekiel 1:26; John 12:41; Revelation 4:2-4).
They saw the vision of the future Son of David exalted above the heavens described by Paul in Ephesians 1:20-23, "Set at God's own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the Head over all things to the Church, which is His Body, the fullness of Him that fills all in all".
In this vision they "saw the God of Israel" with the sky beneath His feet, for heaven is His throne, and earth His footstool. What is the promise to the overcomer in the Laodicean Age? Revelation 3:21, "To sit with Jesus in His throne, [this earth during the Millennium and thereafter], even as He also overcame, and is seated with His Father in His throne, [heaven as depicted in the vision shown to Moses]".
Exodus 24:9-11 says, "they saw God and did eat and drink." A type of the New Testament Communion, signifying peace in agreement and fellowship with God. But no man has seen God at any time, the only begotten of the Father has declared or unfolded His Attributes. Jesus is the Glory of the Father manifest in flesh and Christ's Bride is the glory of Her Husband. The one approach to God is through the Sacrifice: they saw Jesus at a still future time.
John 12:40-41, 45, "Though Jesus had done so many miracles before Israel, yet they believed not on Him." For Isaiah prophesied: "God has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. Isaiah said this when he saw Jesus Christ the glory of God in a vision, and spoke of Him." This is a full proof that our Saviour is God. Jesus said, "He that sees Me, sees Him that sent Me [Jesus is God]." Yet after all this time His servant nation is still "blinded in their eyes, and hardened in their heart . . . and desolate" (Matthew 23:38-39). Isaiah 6 will shortly be fulfilled.
Isaiah 6 describes the vision Isaiah saw when Uzziah king of Israel had usurped God's offices by taking the censer into the Sanctuary to offer incense on the altar before the Lord. This typed the spiritual apostasy that ended the Laodicean Church Age which would not receive correction by the Word when Christ revealed Himself through the ministry of Brother Branham by the Messianic sign of Hebrews 4:12 "as it was in the days of Lot" (Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30), to restore the apostolic faith and unfold the Seven Seals that "finished the mystery of God" and introduced His second or parousia Coming.
When Uzziah refused correction by the Word leprosy instantly appeared on his forehead typing the mark of the beast and the unpardonable sin (unbelief) of the Laodicean Church Age which put Christ outside by rejecting His prophet William Branham and his Message, preferring man-made traditions to the faith (II Chronicles 26:16-21). Uzziah was forbidden ever to enter the Temple again, typing apostate Laodicea's eternal separation from God (Revelation 3:17-20; Matthew 12:32; Acts 3:23; Romans 11:32; Hebrews 6:4-8).
"In the year that king Uzziah died I saw [a vision] of our Lord Jesus Christ exalted upon a throne, and his train filled the temple." The skirts of His vesture fill the whole space, and on these alone, not on the person of Jesus, Isaiah allows his eyes to rest. We see from Daniel and Revelation, His train signifies His followers: angels or theophanies in the likeness of His glorified elect (Revelation 5:8-14). Romans 8:29-30, "Whom He foreknow, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren; and whom He predestinated, He also called; and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified." I see this temple as the holy city New Jerusalem, all the mystic clouds of witnesses who will "come down from God out of heaven prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband, for when the tabernacle of God is with men the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple" (Revelation 21:22; Hebrews 12:1).
The earthquake of Zechariah 14:4-5 fixes the ultimate fulfilment of Isaiah's prophecy in our imminent timeframe. The essential point of the vision is the revelation that Jesus Messiah is king of Judah (Isaiah 9:7; 16:5; Zechariah 14:9, 16-17; Revelation 15:3). Therefore the prophecy must be fulfilled in Daniel's Seventieth Week. Amos 3:2, "You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities." That relation guaranteed defence and demanded obedience (Zechariah 12 and 13). It is a sure basis of hope, but also a stringent motive to loyalty, and it had its side of terror as well as joyfulness.
"Hovering about Him were the seraphim in the likeness of men with one face and six-wings. With two of their wings they covered their face [in reverence], with two they covered their feet [in humility] and with two they flew [to do His bidding]" even while they stood above the throne and pealed forth thunderous praise which shook the Temple".
His lineaments divine; the pair that clad
Each shoulder broad came mantling o'er his breast
With regal ornament; the middle pair
Girt like a starry zone his waist, and round
Skirted his loins and thighs, with downy gold
And colours dipped in heaven; the third his feet
Shadowed from either heel, with feathered mail,
Sky-tinctured grain. Like Maia's son he stood.
Paradise Lost, by John Milton.
The seraphim can hardly be identified with the cherubim, which had four faces (Ezekiel 1:5-12) and were God's throne guards, representing three tribes defending access to the Ark of the Covenant (a type of Christ). At the East, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Issachar and Zebulun; at the West the Ox, Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh; in the South the Man, Reuben, Simeon and Gad, and in the North the Eagle, Dan, Asher and Napthali.
Under the New Testament the way to Christ is guarded by the four Gospels from which the Acts of the Holy Spirit in the Apostles is written. In the East the Gospel of Matthew and the office of Apostle; in the West, the Gospel of Mark and the office of Pastor; in the South the Gospel of Luke and the office of teacher, and in the North, the Gospel of John and the offices of Evangelist and Prophet.
The seraphim are created beings that receive the sacrifice (or revelation) from the penitent sinner and offer it on the brazen altar. Thus cleansed by the washing of water by the Word (faith) he is identified with his prayers which the seraphim offer back to God by Fire on the brazen Altar. They then present the worshiper to God on the Throne of Mercy. This demonstrates God's justice for the sinner cannot come in His Presence unless his sin has been atoned for.
As the cherubim that guarded the way into the Presence in the Old Testament typed the four Gospels of the New Testament, I see the seraphim in the Old Testament as a type of the seven angels, Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham: the Fire and Light of the Lampstand when received by faith atoned the penitent worshipper in his Age, and the Fire of the Holy Spirit consumed his sin and cleansed him. The PART-Word Message for each Age opened a way for the repentant sinner to approach God on the Throne of Mercy. And so long as there was a sacrifice on the altar, Christ was a Mediator who interceded for their ignorance of the FULL-Word while the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. Unlike the sinless seraphim in the Old Testament, neither we nor the seven angels have a downy covering of wings to enable us to enter the Presence: the Life that was in the Blood of His Son is our Covering.
In John's account of the vision in Revelation 4 and 5, we discover the Body of Jesus has left the sacrifice altar where it had lain as a Memorial throughout seven Church Ages. Responding to the call of the elders, the bloody Lamb advanced to the throne of Judgment, claimed His redeemed and took the Throne as Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of kings and Judge. Christ's Mediation and mercy for PART-Word was forever ended (I Corinthians 13:10).
In Revelation 4:5 these same seven Spirits are called "lamps of fire burning before the Lord." Since John used nothing but Old Testament symbols in the Revelation we learn that "the spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord" (Proverbs 20:27). These seven Spirits are found to be associated with man. John the Baptist in John 5:35 was called a "burning lamp." Again in Revelation 5:6 the seven Spirits are identified as seven eyes. "For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel [a type of Christ] with those seven [Spirits which, like the Seraphim, represent the seven angels to the Church] they are the eyes of the Lord" (Zechariah 4:10).
The eyes of the Lord are anointed men, full of the Holy Ghost, for God's ministries are not in the power of men but of the Holy Ghost. Putting our Scriptural discoveries together it is evident that the seven Spirits of God refer to the continuous ministry of the same Holy Spirit in the lives of seven men with whom God identifies Himself very closely. They are His eyes, and they are His lamps. Who these seven men are can easily be seen because the next phrase calls them the seven stars which are already known to us as the seven messengers to the seven Ages. How beautiful that is. See, the star was meant to reflect light at night, for the sun has gone. Just so the messenger (typified as a star) to each age was to reflect the Light of the Son [in His absence]. They all did this by the Holy Spirit (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 249).
The vision of Revelation 8:1-6 shows how the prayers of the PART-Word saints are received when the mystery of the Seventh Seal is added, making their revelation perfect. The revelation of the unwritten Seventh Seal unfolds the mystery of the previous six written Seals, and completes the mystery of God (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7). This offering concludes the Gentile dispensation. To the non-elect "the coals of fire cast into the earth" signal God's wrath, "the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion" (Isaiah 34:8; 61:2b; Malachi 4:6c).
The Seventh Trumpet will sound when the last saint predestinated to the end-time Bride is baptized into Christ, causing the greatest earthquake since man was upon earth (Revelation 16:18). This will call the start of the first resurrection, the manifestation of the Sons of God, and after our Home going the Spirit that endued the first Moses and the first Elijah will anoint two prophets to witness the revelation of the Seven Trumpet judgments to Israel.
Isaiah heard "the seraphs cry to one another, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory." Their song celebrated the holiness and the glory of King Jesus. As Christ's end-time Bride we must ever remember that the root-meaning of 'holiness' is separation, and that the popular meaning of moral purity is secondary and derivative.
[Redemption was over when Christ took the Book, was enthroned on the Judgment Seat, broke the Seven Seals, and revealed them through His prophet William Branham (1909 – 1965)—Revelation 4:9-11; 5:8-14; 10:1-7]. "And the posts of the door moved at the voice of the seraph that cried." This concussion of the temple was intended to signify God's displeasure against his people Israel for their sins, and to be a token of its destruction; and the house was filled with smoke—which elsewhere is a token of God's presence and acceptance, but here, of His anger at the manifestation of the Seventh Trumpet heralding Daniel's Seventieth Week and signalling the end of the Gentile dispensation (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:1-3). All without the House whose names were not written in the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the world must die as martyrs in order to retain their names in the Book of Life and salvation.
When God took residence in the Tabernacle in the wilderness, which was a shadow of what God revealed to Moses and the elders in Mount Sinai, the Shekinah Cloud covered the Tent so no man could enter, and God's glory filled the Tabernacle (Exodus 40:34-35). Solomon built a permanent sanctuary in Jerusalem after Israel's wanderings had ceased. When God took residence, no one could enter because of the glory of His holiness (I Kings 8:10-11).
Likewise, on the day of Pentecost when God inaugurated the Church, Revelation 15:8 says, "the Temple [of God in heaven] was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power; and no one could enter till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled." That is, after the close of the Gentile dispensation. Then the wrath of God's judgment will "smite the earth with a curse" in the Great Tribulation of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
From Matthew 13:39-41 we learn that "the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels" whose Messages, as we read in Revelation 2 and 3, bring blessing by the Holy Spirit baptizing the elect into the Body of Christ; they also pour out the plagues of the Seven Vials to chastise and correct the foolish virgin and condemn the impostors. Thus when Brother Branham's Vial is poured out into the air for a fresh cleansing of the sanctuary "we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with the Church Age saints in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air . . . a great Voice will come from heaven out of the temple of God, from the throne will say, "It is done!" The seven plagues of the seven angels are fulfilled" (I Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 16:17; 15:8; 11:19).
When Isaiah saw this, he became conscious of his own sinfulness. Why, if the Blood-washed New Testament saints could not resurrect until the whole Body was redeemed and the Ordeal of Jealousy is poured upon the non-elect church to separate the foolish virgin from the harlot church, how unworthy was Isaiah, under the blood of bulls and goats? And he was God's spokesman to Israel!
Then said Isaiah, "Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. [That's Jesus Christ]. Then flew one of the seraphs to me with a live coal in his hand which he had taken with the tongs from the altar: and he laid it on my mouth, and said, "Now you are pronounced 'not guilty' because this has touched your lips [that your words might be as incense—imparting THUS SAITH THE LORD to Israel (Psalm 141:2)]: your iniquity is taken away, and your sin atoned for".
[Isaiah was cleansed not by books and Bible school theology but by holy Fire from the brazen altar typing the baptism with the Holy Spirit which is by faith. Jesus said, "As the Father sent Me, so send I you." God sent Jesus full of the Spirit and He won't send anyone until he is filled with the same Spirit. Isaiah was now ready for God's service].
"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us to tell Israel of the coming King?" Then I said, "Here am I; send me." Jesus replied: "Go and tell this people, Though you hear My Words repeatedly, you won't understand; and though you see My miracles you will fail to recognize their significance" (Isaiah 6:9). He went on to declare how Israel will be apostate at His second or parousia Coming as they were at the first.
Isaiah asked, "How long will this dreadful judgment last, and how long will it be before Israel is prepared to listen?" Jesus answered, "Until the cities lie wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without men, and the land is utterly desolate, and the Lord removes men far away, and there is a great forsaking in the midst of the land" (Isaiah 5:9; 7:22-23; Jeremiah 4:29; 28:8-12; 26:18; 29:10; Micah 3:12). Isaiah 6 has yet to be fulfilled.
Paul clarified this prophecy in Romans 11:25, "Israel is blinded until the Gentile dispensation is fulfilled." Daniel 8:13-27, 12:6-13, Luke 21:24 and Revelation 6:10-11; 11:13; 12:17; 14:1-5; 15:2-4; 19:1-2 declare Israel will not accept the revelation of the Message of their two prophets by which the nation will be born in one day (Isaiah 66:8; Zechariah 3:9) until after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Isaiah's vision was 758 years before Jesus was born, 37 years before Sennacherib dissolved Israel, 171 years before the Babylonian captivity, 829 years before the dispersion under Rome, and after 2,776 years the children of Jacob have not yet repatriated from their Muslim host nations to the Land of the Covenant. And they cannot until the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31) following the "great forsaking in the midst of the land" by the mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews (Isaiah 13:10-16; Zechariah 14:1-5; 13:8-9; Revelation 16:17-19).
President Trump's unilateral declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and his unlawful intent to relocate the US Embassy to East Jerusalem on stolen land brings the prophesied invasion and utter defeat of the modern state of faux Israel sharply into focus.
The earthquake of Zechariah 14:4-5 will demolish Es Sakhra (the Dome of the Rock) and Al Aqsa mosque. Following the rape and rapine in the invasion and the flight of Israeli self-styled Jews, the seed of Jacob will return after 2,500 years' exile and "rebuild the altar of the God of Israel . . . as it is written in the Law . . . and from the first day of the seventh month [feast of Trumpets] begin to offer burnt offerings to the Lord. But the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid . . . and they will offer burnt offerings thereon morning and evening unto the Lord, and keep the feast of Tabernacles, as it is written, and offer the daily burnt offerings by number according to the ordinance . . ." (Ezra 3:1-6).
In Isaiah's vision the temple is thrown open to view even to the Most Holy Place as in the vision of Revelation 11:15-19 (6:12 and 16:18). From Calvary the curtain separating the Holy of Holies from the sanctuary was rent and the temple, "desolate of God, became the Jews' House" (Matthew 23:38). Yet every member of Christ's Body the Church is without condemnation in the Holy of Holies "seated together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1; Ephesians 2:6).
In reality a third temple will be built, and at its dedication in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, Lucifer, then incarnate as pope and president of one totalitarian world government (Matthew 4:8) will abrogate Rome's covenant with the so-called Jews and issue an edict forcing the mark of the beast—his trinity dogma—on pain of death as it was over a thousand years of Dark Ages (Daniel 9:27; Isaiah 14:12-15; Revelation 13:8, 15-18).
Two Greek words are rendered "temple" in the New Testament. 'Hieron' signifies the whole compass of the sacred enclosure, the outer courts, porches, porticoes, and other buildings subordinated to the temple itself; 'naos' is the Temple or House of God, the Holy Place and Holy of Holies. When Christ taught in the temple, (Gk.) 'hieron,' He conducted His teaching in one of the porches or courts. It is those worshipping in spirit and in truth in the (Gk.) 'naos' or Temple proper, separated from those in the outer court where the brazen altar stood that the angel Christ instructs John (who types you and me as Christ's end-time Bride) to measure together with the golden altar by the Absolute of THUS SAITH THE LORD at the beginning of the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. "But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city they shall tread under foot forty and two months" (Revelation 11:1-3). As the revelation of the Seven Vials to Israel will distinguish their Queen, Christ's Body the true Church from the foolish virgins and the false Church, our measuring of 144,000 elect Israelites [the millennium Temple, Ezekiel 40 – 43] will distinguish them from non-elect Israelites and non-Semitic Israeli impersonators. "For all who dwell upon the earth shall worship the papal Lucifer, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13:8).
Isaiah 6:3 foreshadows Revelation 4:8 and 5:12-14. The Church Ages and Christ's Mediation have ended, redemption is over: the Lamb has left the sacrifice altar, advanced to the Throne, claimed and opened the Book of Redemption.
Ephesians 4:30 said "grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed until the day of your redemption." Brother Branham said, "Hold that Word "redemption," until the day that the Book of Redemption has been revealed, and the Redeemer comes to claim His possession; nothing can do it. See? Don't grieve It. Do things that pleases God, for the Book is sealed now and you are sealed. The Holy Spirit Itself is the Seal."
"Seal signifies a finished work. And when the Seventh Seal is broken, the mystery of God that's sealed in these mysterious Seals is finished; until the day that Seal is broken, then it's revealed what's on the inside of it . . . Another thing a seal signifies is ownership. See? The seal has a mark on it, shows ownership. When you are bought by the Blood of Jesus Christ and sealed by the Holy Ghost, you no longer belong to the world or anything pertaining to the world. You are owned by God. And another thing is: a seal is a security . . . a seal signifies security to its destination . . . (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 78:2 – 79:2).
In the year that the earthly King died the heavenly King took His throne. Men "turned away their ears from the Truth, and turned to fables" the world church system died and the saints crowned Jesus Messiah King of kings (II Timothy 4:4; Revelation 5:7-14). The touch of the "live coal from the altar," typed the baptism with the Holy Ghost and Fire with the Token of the Life of Christ since we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word with divine vindication".
In Isaiah 6:12-13 the prophet is led to expect a series of successive chastisements sifting the people, till the remnant of the chosen ones alone is left (Isaiah 5:25; Ezekiel 5:1-5, 12-17; Malachi 3:2-7)—a tithe consecrated to the Lord (Leviticus 27:30). "Until the Lord has removed men far away, and there is a great forsaking in the midst of the land [the exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews and the general apostasy]. Though a tenth of the people remain it shall again be devoured [with fire]: as a terebinth tree or an oak, whose stump and substance remain when they are felled or fall down; but from that seemingly dead and decayed stock, pruned by the chastisements of God (John 15:2) a young shoot should spring: holy, as consecrated to the Lord. Not the corrupt and degenerate remnant that came out of Babylon, but another remnant, 144,000 blood Israelites who shall afterward "look upon Him whom they have pierced, and mourn over him . . . This holy seed shall be the substance thereof" (Zechariah 13:8-9).
"This race shall not expire till all these things [the Six Seals of Matthew 24:4-31] are fulfilled" (Matthew 24:34). These illustrations demonstrate that God's visions must be consistent for He can never change His mind about His Word. Faith, if it is faith, will run in continuity from Genesis to Revelation. nl076.htm
Homework: please read Israel Shahak's Jewish History, Jewish Religion and also The Hidden Tyranny by Walter White Jr.
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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.