Bible Believers' Newsletter 1015
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
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It has not been our custom to celebrate Easter or Christmas as neither is "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets" (Ephesians 2:20), but Babylonian pagan customs introduced into Christendom by the Judaeo-Roman Catholic Church. The "Easter" in your Bible refers to Ishtar, the sensual Moon goddess, queen of heaven and mother of the Gods, Asherah or Astarte, Ashtoreth, Venus, Melissa or Melitta, Cybele, Aphrodite, Diana, Rhea, Beltis, etc., patterned after Nimrod's lascivious and blood-stained wife Semiramis, without doubt the first defied woman, renamed Mary by the Judaeo-Roman church.
The Judaeo-Roman church was organized at the First Nicaea Council by pagan Emperor Constantine and "them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan . . . that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication" (Revelation 2:9, 14). Until the seventh century most Christians were converted Israelites or so-called Jews: hence the Roman church is an impersonation of the temple worship; her Easter celebrates the feast of Passover which was fulfilled at Calvary. However at this specific time when Christ's end-time Bride will fulfil the Pentecostal feast it is appropriate that we measure our understanding against the type.
Our main article, "I got Five More Minutes" is an annotated transcript of one of Brother Branham's more important analogies. This came to mind shortly before this time last year bringing correction to my then understanding. In Newsletter 966, we noted:
Brother Branham said, "Oh, brother, give me a church full of the Holy Ghost. God will do in one year what all theology's failed to do in two thousand years. You wait till the anointing of the Church really strikes home to that faithful the little remnant. After the doors of the Gentiles is closed, oh, God will anoint a Church then. "He who's filthy, let him be filthy still. He who's righteous let him be righteous still, and he who's holy let him be holy still." And God will anoint the church with the power of God, and things will be taken place. Not only that then, but He's doing it now" (COD, p. 145:203; Romans 8:19; Revelation 22:11-12; Isaiah 34:8; 61:2b).
Please read the Full story behind our news items which reinforce the prophecies of Scripture coming to pass right now.
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.
A 10,000ft Tsunami? Run, Run, Run!
In North America the Madison boulder near Conway, New Hampshire, measures 90 x 40 x 38ft, and weighs almost 10,000 tons, about the weight of 130,000 people! Unlike the bedrock beneath, it is composed of granite. Thus the boulder is called "erratic." Many such boulders are found in Britain and Germany, brought across the sea from Norway. Boulders from Finland have been swept over Poland, Moscow, and as far as the River Don. Often they are frighteningly piled up. Huge blocks from Canada and Labrador lie strewn over North America. An erratic boulder in Warren County, Ohio, covers ¾ acre and weighs 13,500 tons (the load of a large cargo ship) . . . Some great force must have lifted them up and carried them from far away.
They were definitely not carried by ice because some are found high up on mountains. Observations in the Alps have shown that glaciers carry stones downhill, not uphill, and erratic bounders are found in places where continental ice could hardly have deposited them . . . On the Azores islands separated from the ice cover by a wide expanse of ocean, and on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea they are found near the summit. Only waters could have lifted them.
In Europe, huge rocks (one of them 10,000 cu ft) were carried from the Alps, across a space now occupied by Lake Geneva, and hurled 2,000ft up on to the Jura Mountains, where they still sit! Broken off from the parent rock, many were carried over valleys and hills, over land and sea. The faster water moves, the more it can erode, the more it can lift. If water increases in velocity 4 times, it can transport not 4 but 54 times as much matter. If it accelerates 100 times, it will carry 50 million times as much material.
In 1960, Chilean earthquakes sent tsunamis travelling at speeds of 525 mph (840km per hour). On July 9, 1958 a wave washed 1,740ft high along the fjord-like Lituya Bay, Alaska. Calculations show that if a heavenly body passed close by earth it could produce a tide perhaps 10,000ft high, flowing over continents once a day at about 1,000 mph at the equator.
Full story: beforeus.com
Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity issue Memorandum to Trump on War with Iran
February 26, 2018 — As President Donald Trump prepares to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week, a group of US intelligence veterans offers corrections to a number of false accusations that have been levelled against Iran:
"the claim that Iran is currently the world's top sponsor of terrorism is unsupported by hard evidence . . . other false accusations . . . have intensified . . . we feel obliged to alert you to the virtually inevitable consequences of war with Iran, just as we warned President George W. Bush six weeks before the US attack on Iraq 15 years ago.
In our first Memorandum in this genre we told then-President Bush that we saw "no compelling reason" to attack Iraq, and warned "the unintended consequences are likely to be catastrophic." The consequences will be far worse, should the US become drawn into war with Iran . . . former national security adviser to Bush Sr.) Gen. Brent Scowcroft, who told the Financial Times on October 14, 2004 that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had George W. Bush "mesmerized;" that "Sharon just has him wrapped around his little finger." We wanted to remind you of that history, as you prepare to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week . . . Israel is particularly inclined to move aggressively, with potentially serious consequences for the US . . . considerable anti-Iran rhetoric in [the Jew-controlled] US media, which might well facilitate a transition from a cold war-type situation to a hot war involving US forces . . . Iran's apparent threat is in reality decisively limited by its inability to project power across the water or through the air against neighbouring states that have marked superiority in both respects . . .
Netanyahu may be indicted on corruption charges, and it is conceivable that he might welcome a "small war" to deflect attention from mounting political problems at home . . . Iran is not militarily formidable, but its ability to fight on the defensive against US naval and air forces is considerable and can cause high casualties . . . As the warning from President Vladimir Putin to Netanyahu made clear, other major powers have interests in what goes on in the Persian Gulf, and there is a real danger that a regional war could have global consequences.
In sum, we see a growing risk that the US will become drawn into hostilities on pretexts fabricated by Israel and Saudi Arabia for their actual common objective ("regime change" in Iran) . . . An ill-considered US intervention in Iran is surely not worth the horrific humanitarian, military, economic, and political cost to be paid if Washington allows itself to become part of an armed attack. Full story: sott.net
Comment: Brother Branham prophesied "the world is going insane."
Russian Army in Damascus
March 1, 2018 — Washington has decided to relegate its project for the destruction of states and societies in the Greater Middle East to second place in its preoccupations, and to concentrate its forces on opposing the Chinese project for the Silk Road. This has apparently been implemented by President Donald Trump and the [former Goldman Sachs director, Jewish] Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull (representing the British), on 24 February at the White House.
This is not just the traditional conflict between the Anglo-Saxon maritime Empire on one side and the land-based Chinese project on the other. It also concerns the potential threat that Chinese industry represents for the whole of the developed world [i.e. the fraudulent banking system of the City of London]. To put it simply, while in Antiquity, Europeans were eager to obtain Chinese silks, today, all the Western powers fear having to compete with Chinese cars.
Since Beijing has abandoned the project of re-opening the Silk Road along its historic route through Mosul and Palmyra, the United States have nothing to gain by sponsoring jihadists to create a Caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria. It was also on 24 February that Russia and the United States presented Resolution 2401 to the Security Council . . . Allegedly adopted in response to the French media campaign aimed at saving the population of the Ghouta, this Resolution deals, in reality, with a solution for almost all of Syria.
It puts on hold the question of the withdrawal of Turkish and US troops. Concerning the latter, it is not impossible that they balk at leaving the extreme North-East of the country. Indeed, if China decided to route the Silk Road through Turkey, Washington would fan the flames in order to create a Kurdistan in Kurdish territory (if we accept that South-East Anatolia is no longer Armenian territory since the genocide) and block Beijing's way.
Moscow has moved new planes to its base in Hmeimim, including two Su-57 stealth aircraft . . . the Pentagon imagined would not be operational before 2025 . . . Moscow, which until now had limited its engagement in Syria to its air force and a few Special Forces . . . On the morning of 25 February, the Russian land army moved into East Ghouta alongside the Syrian Arab Army.
It is now impossible for anyone at all to attack Damascus, or attempt to overthrow the Syrian Arab Republic, without automatically provoking a Russian military riposte. Saudi Arabia, France, Jordan and the United Kingdom, who had secretly formed the 'Little Group' on 11 January in order to sabotage the peace conference at Sotchi, will be unable to take any further decisive action . . . the British and French . . . cannot disguise the new agreement between the White House and the Kremlin, nor the international legality of the Russian military presence and its military action in favour of the civilians who are prisoners of the jihadists . . . the two armed factions present in East Ghouta (pro-Saudi and pro-Qatari) are run by Al-Qaïda [i.e. USA]. They will be discreetly exfiltrated . . . officers of the British MI6 and the French DGSE . . . operating under cover of the NGO Médecins sans Frontières will be repatriated . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Pentagon's 'Ides of March': Best Month to Go to War
March 1, 2018 — In recent history, from the Vietnam war to the present, the month of March has been chosen by Pentagon and NATO military planners as the "best month" to go to war. With the exception of the War on Afghanistan (October 2001) and the 1990-91 Gulf War, all major US-NATO and allied led military operations over a period of more than half a century—since the invasion of Vietnam by US ground forces on March 8, 1965—have been initiated in the month of March.
The Ides of March (Idus Martiae) is a day in the Roman calendar which broadly corresponds to March 15. The Ides of March is also known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44BC. Lest we forget, the month of March (in the Roman Calendar) is dedicated to Mars (Martius), the Roman God of War. For the Romans, the month of March (Martius) marked "the time to start new military campaigns."
As in the heyday of the Roman Empire, the US Department of Defense has a mandate to plan and implement a precise "timeline" of military operations. Does the month of March—identified by the Romans as a "good time" to initiate new military undertakings—have a bearing on contemporary military doctrine?
Throughout history, seasons including the transition from Winter to Spring have played a strategic role in the timing of military operations . . . March 23 (which coincides with the beginning of Spring) was the day "Romans celebrated the start of the military campaign and war fighting season." Timeline of [US/NATO] March Military Interventions (1965- 2017) . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: America has been at war 93% of the time—222 out of 239 years—since 1776. Infographic: "The Silent Enemy: How PTSD Damages Our Soldiers." Polls show US is "the greatest threat to peace in the world today".
President Trump's 25% and 10% tariffs on imported steel and aluminium will hasten the prophesied global depression "which will be worse than the Great Depression" (Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100), eventually turning the Goyim, sheepishly united into the new world order 'free' trade deception against Rome and her US image (Daniel 2:40-45; 7:23-25; 8:25; Revelation 17:16-18).
Six New Weapons Putin revealed in His State of the Nation Address
March 1, 2018 — By far the greater part of President Putin's State of the Nation address on 1st March 2018 was devoted to economic issues. However inevitably it was the part of his address which touched on new weapons systems which attracted the most attention.
Sarmat heavy ICBM . . . weighing over 200 tonnes . . . has practically no range restrictions . . . able to "attack targets via the North and South Poles" suggests strongly that it uses a FOBS (Fractional Orbital Bombardment System). If so then there is a huge irony to this.
The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 was supposed to ban nuclear weapons being placed in earth orbit. However the US government—presumably because at that time it had a FOBS programme of its own—decided that FOBS did not violate the Outer Space Treaty because a FOBS warhead was technically not in orbit as it did not make a complete cycle of the earth.
FOBS was then supposed to be banned by the SALT II Treaty agreed by US President Carter and Soviet President Brezhnev in 1979. However the SALT II Treaty was never ratified by the US Senate, and never came into legal force . . . it now quite possibly faces the prospect of having such a system deployed against it, which had it been less intransigent in pursuing its weapons programmes it might have prevented. Needless to say, a nuclear warhead falling upon the US from space and coming towards the US from any direction is effectively impervious to interception by any of the missile defence systems the US has created or is planning.
Nuclear powered cruise missile . . . Nuclear powered underwater drone . . . Aircraft launched Kinzhal hypersonic missile . . . Avangard hypersonic projectile . . . Laser weapons . . . Full story: blacklistednews.com
Comment: Unlike the past blood thirsty Jew-ruled USSR and the present Jew-ruled belligerant USA, Russians will not strike the US mainland when it invades. These weapons will ensure America surrenders peaceably without loss of life as the Prophet foretold in 1958:
The Bible said, "There will be signs in the heavens above." We got saucers, flying saucers, that the Pentagon can't even think of what they are. Mystic sights in the heavens, upon earth, sea roar, tidal waves, earthquakes in divers places, all kinds of things happening, and the Church, lukewarm, they can't even set through a meeting. What's the matter? It's because the Bible's got to be fulfilled [Luke 21:25-28; Daniel 2:40-45]. The handwriting's on the wall, America. And Russia, if they want to . . . You know they never display their best; we don't either.
But we've let it come to this place with our sin and modern living. And without prayer in the church, cooling off and going away, we've let it get to this place . . . They got a . . . satellite [we put up one; it went three feet off the earth and fizzled out]. We couldn't touch them with no missile. There ain't a thing we could do about it. They could get a few of those hydrogen bombs, move right over the United States and say, "Surrender or go to ashes . . ."
What would we do? Why, the only sensible thing there is to do is surrender. The Pentagon would surrender; the nation would surrender. Then what would happen? Right in our drunken stew, like another Pearl Harbor, great shiploads of ungodly men, Russian soldiers, planes full of them, come right into our homes, and grab the women, ravish them, bust the heads of their babies in the street, take over home and kick you out. What you going to do about it [Isaiah 13:16; Zechariah 14:2]?
All because we have failed to see this handwriting on the wall, and the Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ . . . Listen, brother, that could happen by morning" (The Handwriting on the Wall, William Branham, #58-0618). [It happened on about March 8, 1963].
The US missile defense is not at all defensive. It is offensive in the extreme. If the United States were able to shield itself effectively from a potential Russian retaliation for a US nuclear First Strike, then the US would be able to dictate its terms to the entire world, not just to Russia. That would be Nuclear Primacy. As the late Lt. Colonel Robert Bowman, former director of the Reagan US Missile Defense Program expressed it to me some years ago in a private exchange, "Missile defense is the missing link to a First Strike".
Australia's Jewish Prime Minister contracted US$60 billion to build 12 antique diesel electric submarines that can menace China and Russia in behalf of the usurers of the City of London and their Talmudic one world government but cannot defend Australia. The United States rejected her last opportunity for national repentance in 1956/7, the Jubilee of the Pentecostal revival. Initially, Lucifer's one world government will be under the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church in covenant with Jewry (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:11-18); the apostate (once) Protestant US "image unto the beast" will ride shotgun (Revelation 13:15-18O. When Rome abrogates her Covenant, Jewry will re-communize Russia and annihilate both Vatican City State and the United States according to prophecy. Then Armageddon.
Recruited by MI5: the Name's Mussolini. Benito Mussolini
Archived documents have revealed that Mussolini got his start in politics in 1917 with the help of a £100 weekly wage from MI5 . . . Cambridge historian Peter Martland, who discovered details of the deal struck with the future dictator, said: "Britain's least reliable ally in the war at the time was Italy after revolutionary Russia's pullout from the conflict. Mussolini was paid £100 a week from the autumn of 1917 for at least a year to keep up the pro-war campaigning—equivalent to about £6,000 a week today" . . . Full story: theguardian.com
Comment: MI5 agents are allowed to carry out criminal activity in the UK, the government has acknowledged for the first time. The prime minister was on Thursday forced to publish the text of a direction to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office, the spying watchdog, on governing "security service participation in criminality." It instructs the IPCO to oversee the participation of MI5 agents in criminal activity, which was previously conducted by the now-defunct office of the Intelligence Services Commissioner, under a secret order referred to as the "third direction". However, guidance about when British spies can commit crimes, and how far they can go, remains confidential . . . theguardian.com).
Poisoned Russian double agent Sergei Skripal recruited by MI6 when he worked for the British embassy in Estonia, was close to consultant Christopher Steele (?) who worked for the company that compiled the controversial dossier on Donald Trump. He and his daughter were poisoned last weekend, it has been claimed (telegraph.co.uk). Cui bono, definitely NOT Russia; as with Kim Jong-un's murdered half brother Kim Jong-nam, the CIA or MI5/6?
Parable of the White Throne Judgment
By William Marrion Branham
That sleeping virgin ain't receiving nothing anyhow . . . while they went to try to buy oil . . . remember the Scriptures doesn't say they got it . . . there come a sound [the seventh Trump] . . . All those virgins that slept rose, and trimmed their lamps, and went in to the Supper . . . and the rest was left for the tribulation period . . . weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. That's the church, not the Bride, the church. The Bride went in. There's a whole difference between the church and the Bride . . .
The Seals was broke. Why? In the last Church Age to reveal these truths. Why? The Lamb broke the Seals and revealed them to His Church in order to collect His subjects for His Kingdom, His Bride. See? Oh, my. He wants to bring His subjects to Him now . . . Out of the dust of the earth, out of the bottom of the sea, out of the pits, out of everywhere and every place . . . wherever they may be, He will call and they'll answer. Amen. Amen . . .
He come to get His subjects. He revealed His secrets, and they saw it; and time is no more at that time [Revelation 10:6-7]. Time has run out; it's finished. All right. He leaves the throne to be an Intercessor as a slain Lamb to be a Lion, King, to bring the world to judgment who has rejected His message. He's not a Mediator.
Remember the Old Testament teaching . . . When the blood went off the mercy seat, what was it? Judgment seat. And when the Lamb slain walked forward from eternity out of the Father's throne and took His rights, it was a judgment seat. Then He become not a Lamb, but a Lion, King. And He calls for His Queen to come stand by His side. "Know ye not the saints shall judge the earth?"
Daniel said the judgment was set, and the books [of sinners] were opened [Revelation 20:12], and ten thousands times ten thousands of thousands ministered to Him: King and Queen. And then another Book was opened, which is the Book of Life [Daniel 7:10]. That's for the [non-elect] church. And the Queen and the King stood there.
As the cowboy's meditation said:
Last night as I laid on the prairie,
I gazed to the stars in the sky;
And I wondered if ever a cowboy,
Could drift to that sweet by and by.
They say He will never forsake you,
And He knows every action and look,
For safety we'd better get branded,
Have our name on His great tally Book.
There's a road to that bright happy region;
But it's dim there, a trail, so they say,
But the broad one that leads to perdition,
Is posted and blazed all the way.
For they say there will be a great roundup,
When cowboys like dogies will stand,
To be marked by the riders of judgment
That's posted and knows every brand . . .
They speak of another great Owner,
And He's never over stocked, so they say.
He'll always make room for a sinner,
That'll drift on that straight narrow way.
I guess I will be a stray yearling,
Just a man that's condemned to die;
That'll be cut in the bunch with the rusties,
When the Boss of those riders come by.
See Who it is? The Boss of the riders. That's the Lamb to the seven messengers (the riders with the Vials of judgment) who's posted and knows every brand. See? The unbranded having sign of ownership, are absent the Book of Life and become the cowboy's dinner.
Notice, here He comes, leaves the throne as an Intercessor, as a slain Lamb to become a lion, King, to bring the whole world into judgment that's rejected. Our Kinsman Redeemer then is King over all [since 1963]. Why? He's got the Title Deed of Redemption. It all lays within His hand [Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-4]. I'm glad I know Him. Then claims His inheritance; that's the Church, the Bride; He claims it. What does He do then? He disposes of His contestant, Satan. He throws him into a lake of fire with all those who was inspired by Satan to reject His Word of redemption.
He's King now. Mercy's still on the throne. Don't you reject His offer. See? The riders [Church Age messengers] know just who you are. And now, His contestant, who's give Him trouble for two thousand years, claiming, "I can do with them what I want to. I still have them; they're mine. I . . . They forfeited the title back there"; but He's the Kinsman Redeemer . . .
Now, He comes forth, steps out from eternity back yonder, off of the throne of the Father where He set as an Intercessor. Now He comes to be King, oh, to rule all nations with a rod of iron. Judgment is set. Oh, brother, our Kinsman Redeemer holds it all. That's right; yes, sir. What does He do? He calls that contestant's hand, Satan. "They're mine now; I've raised them up from the grave." And He takes all the liars, and the perverters of the Word, and all like that with Satan and destroys them in the lake of fire . . . (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 107:4 - 108:7).
I got Five More Minutes
By William Marrion Branham
The Seventh Trumpet, Seventh Vial and Sixth Seal commence their manifestation simultaneously. Brother Branham said "They are not supposed to be revealed, and proved by the Bible that they would not be revealed 'til this day (Daniel 12:4, 9; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:4-7). That's exactly right. They was guessed at, but now we're supposed to get it exactly the Truth—vindicated Truth".
In an analogue the Prophet outlined the investigation judgment under the Sixth Vial before his Vial pours its plagues upon nominal Laodicean Christians at the sounding of the Seventh Trump and manifestation of the Sixth Seal that will terminate the Christian dispensation of grace (Revelation 16:17-21).
"Notice now, a little girl in the west had fell in love with a Man had fell in love with her. As a buyer of the cattle [(Heb.) Goyim—'human cattle' as Jewry regard us Gentiles including Christ's "elect, precious" Capstone Bride (Genesis 17:5; Amos 9:11-12; Acts 15:7-9, 14-17; I Corinthians 6:20; 7:20)]. He'd come out there for the Armour Company [Ephesians 6:11-18] . . . The Boss come one day (the Boss's Son [Jesus Christ] from Chicago), and 'course they put them on a regular 'western frontier' [impersonating the Pentecostal Revival ended by the Mount Sunset showdown on March 8, 1963 (Revelation 10:1-4)]. The girls there [denominational churches], they dressed up. Each one was going to get this Boy, sure, you know, 'cause that was the Main Man's Boy. So they dressed in their western frontier. And they do that out west [the USA where the sun set on the seventh and last Church Age (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27; Revelation 3:14-21).
They just got through one of those episodes, and Brother Maguire (I think he's here now), they caught him downtown without his western clothes on and they throwed him in the jail, and put him in a Kangaroo Court, and made him pay for it, [a type of the 'squeeze'; instead of impersonating a bygone day He was displaying the Token, dressed in "the wedding garment of the present Truth]," and then made him go buy a western outfit [forcing their "mark of the beast"]. I seen the rest of them walking around with guns about that long hanging on them. They just go native out there. They're trying to live in something in the back gone days, bygone. See?" [Revelation 13:16-18].
And then in Kentucky, you're trying to live in a bygone days of the east here. Get back in Renfro Valley [a replica frontier town] and things. You like to go back to the old days. There's something causing that [Matthew 5:45; 13:30], but when it comes back to go back to a Gospel in the original [Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11; Jude 3], you don't want to do that. You want something modern [cut hair, a creed in place of Scripture, false baptism in three titles, clothes that pertain to a man, speaking with other tongues without the Spirit, mixed bathing, etc]. . .
And what makes a man do wrong? What makes him drink and carry on, or a woman do wrong? Is because . . . there's something in her thirsting, and something in him thirsting. And they're trying to quench that holy thirst with the things of the world when God ought to be that quench. He made you that way to thirst. That's the reason you thirst for something. God made you that way so you'd turn that holy thirst to Him. See? But when you try to quench that thirst . . . How dare anybody do that. You have no right to do that: to try to quench that holy thirst that you thirst for something . . . and you turn it into the world, try to satisfy it with the world; you can't do it. There's only one thing that'll fill that up, and that's God. And He made you that way.
The young girls put on a regular western, a "carry-on" [without the Spirit] for this Boy when He come out. And each one of them was sure they was going to get this Boy. [Sincerely wrong souls imprisoned now, "having a form of godliness but denying the (Gk.) 'dunamis'—inherent power residing in God's revealed Word (II Timothy 3:5). We must apply the Word by faith and rest expectantly for the 'third pull' to manifest without such 'help' as in Exodus 16:4-5].
There was a little cousin there on the ranch, and she was an orphan [John 14:18]. And so she just done all the work for these, 'cause they had to have their fingernails fixed, you know, and they couldn't wash the dishes for their hands and things; and she done all the real hard work [II Timothy 2:15; II Peter 1:10].
And then finally when the Boy came, they went out and got Him in an old western style, the buckboard, and they come in shooting their guns and carrying on, you know, and acting up. [Lectionary guesswork of yesteryear (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7), egocentric testimonies, absence of Church order].
That night they had a great big dance out there, an old fashioned dance [in the spirit without the Spirit], and all the ranchers around about coming in with their dancing and so forth. And the first thing you know, why, this went on, this jubilee, for two or three days [celebrating their Judaeo-Roman Catholic Easter, not realizing that the ides of Nisan terminate the antitypical Pentecostal Feast (Hosea 6:1-3)].
Then one night this Boy stepped out of the place just to rest awhile from the [Pentecostal] dance [to the holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal feast we call the 'Capstone Age,' and got away from these girls [denominational churches (Isaiah 28:10)], and He happened to look going down towards the corral. There went a little girl kind of ragged looking, and she had a dish pan full of water. She had washed the dishes. And He thought, "I never seen her before. I wonder where she come from?" So He just puts it in His way to go around by the side of the bunkhouse [communal resting place like Billy Graham's Evangelicalism, Vatican II's ecumenism, and Rockefeller's World Council of Churches (Amos 3:3; Revelation 2:21-24; 18:4] and go down there and come back side of the corral [fence of dogma] and met her.
She was bare-footed [a sinner unbound by manmade creed (Ephesians 6:15)]. She stopped. She held her head down. She seen Who it was, and she was very shy. She knew this Great Person. And she was just a cousin to these other girls. Their father was foreman [Messenger to the Age] on this big Armour outfit [that is apostate and knows it not (Romans 11:32; Revelation 3:17) but still calls itself the Church and claims to grant the eternal security of new birth (Ephesians 6:10-18). She knew she was not born-again], so she kept looking down. She was ashamed of being bare-footed.
He said, "What's your name?" She told him. Said, "Well, why ain't you out there where the rest of them is?" She kinda made excuses.
And so the next night He watched for her again [Genesis 3:9; John 15:16]. Finally, He was setting out there [Revelation 3:20], and they all got to carrying on and everything, He set on the corral fence and watched for her to come, throw the dishwater out. [Hebrews 6:2-8, NOT Ephesians 5:26]. And He watched her, and He said to her; He said, "You know My real purpose of being here?"
She said, "No, sir, I don't."
He said, "My purpose of being here is hunting a wife." He said, "I find a character [fitted for adoption] in you that they don't have." (I was thinking of the Church. You see?) Said, "Will you marry Me?"
She said, "Me? Me? I can't think of such a thing." Said, "Me?"
See, that's the Main Boss's Son. He owned all the companies and ranches throughout the country, and everything [Psalm 50:10; Daniel 11:7; Haggai 2:8). You see?
Said, "Yes," said, "I couldn't find one in Chicago. ['Chatagou,' a Potawatomi Indian name meaning strong or powerful]. I want a real wife. I want a wife with character. And the things that I'm looking for, I see it in you." Said, "Will you marry me?"
She said, "Well . .." (It startled her.) She said, "Yes."
And He said, "Well, told her He would be back, said, "Now, you just make yourself ready [Revelation 19:7], and a year from today I'll be back. [The antitypical "time of Life" of Genesis 18:10] . . . And I'll get you, and I'll take you away from here. You won't have to work like this no more. I'll take you, and I'll go to Chicago [My Father's 'dunamis' Kingdom], and I'll build you a home like you've never seen" [John 14:1-4].
She said, "I have never had a home, I'm an orphan." [Pilgrim and sojourner seeking a City to come]. She said . . .
He said, "I'll build you a home, a real one"; said, "I'll be back" [John 14:3].
He kept in track with her. During the time, the year, she worked everything that she could do to save enough money at her dollar-a-day, or whatever she had with her board, to buy her wedding dress. Perfect type of the Church! See? She got her garments ready.
And you know, when she displayed this wedding garment, [the Token], her cousins [the denominations] said, "Why, you poor silly kid. You mean to think that a Man like that would have anything to do with you?"
She said, "But He promised me." She said, "He promised"; said, "I believe His Word."
"Oh, He was just making a fool out of you." Said, "If He'd of got somebody He'd got one of them."
Said, "But He promised me. I'm looking for Him." Amen. I am too. [Me too].
So it kept getting later and later. The day finally arrived [Matthew 24:29-36]. A certain hour He was to be there; so she dressed in her garment. And she hadn't even heard from Him, but she knowed He'd be there. So she dressed up in her wedding clothes, got things ready. So then they really did laugh, there, 'cause the Main Boss had been up to the foreman ["the seventh angel" on Sunset Mountain], and none of the girls [denominational churches] had heard nothing about it [Christ's second unseen or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming]. So it was just all a mysterious thing to them.
That is too; sure it is. But this girl [Christ's end-time Bride] just in face it all of it upon the basis of His Word that He'd be back for her. So they got to laughing, and put their hands around one another, dancing around there, said, "Ahhh," (laughing, you know, like that), said, "Poor little silly kid" [II Peter 3:3-8].
She just stood there—not a bit of blushing. She was holding her flowers, [bouquet signifying the wise virgins drawn from every nation, tribe and tongue of Adam's race from seven Church Ages (Song of Solomon 2:8-17; The Ten Virgins, p. 434:39; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 407:10; Hebrews 11:39-40)], her wedding garment all fixed. She was struggling, you know. ("His Bride has made herself ready") [with THUS SAITH THE LORD] She kept holding her flowers, waiting, [for Spring is the harvest time for the Virgin W_O_R_D Bride of all Ages (Matthew 13:36-43)].
[In An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 172:1-3 Brother Branham said:
"The members of the virgin Bride will love Him, and they will have His potentials [Ephesians 1:22-23], for He is their Head, and all power belongs to Him. They are subject to Him as the members of our bodies are subject to our heads.
Notice the harmony of the Father and the Son. Jesus never did anything until it was first showed Him by the Father. John 5:19 . . .
[Jesus said, "Go back to the beginning," there was only one pair of anything on earth. There was one Adam, one Eve. They were joined by God alone. one female horse, one male; one female parrot, one male, at the beginning, as He told us to go back, there was only one pair of anything. Is that true? Then we find out that everything "in the beginning" was running in perfect order and harmony with God; nothing was out of cater. Everything in heaven is still in order; all the stars, the galaxies, the solar system, everything is perfectly in order. One of them move would interrupt the whole program (Marriage and Divorce, p. 14:91)].
This harmony is now to exist between the Groom and His Bride. He shows her His Word of Life. She receives it. She never doubts it. Therefore, nothing can harm her, not even death. For if the seed be planted, the water will raise it up again. Here is the secret of this [John 3:11, 32; 5:30-31; 8:26, 28; 14:10]: the Word is in the Bride (as it was in Mary) [Roman 10:17]. The Bride has the mind of Christ for she knows what He wants done with the Word. She performs the command of the Word in His Name for she has "thus saith the Lord." Then the Word is quickened by the Spirit and it comes to pass [in your 'third pull']. Like a seed that is planted and watered, it comes to full harvest, serving its purpose.
Those in the Bride do only His will. No one can make them do otherwise. They have "thus saith the Lord" or they keep still. They know that it has to be God in them doing the works, fulfilling His own Word. He did not complete all His work while in His earthly ministry so now He works in and through the Bride [Acts 1:1; II Corinthians 5:18-21; Colossians 1:24; II Timothy 1:8]. She knows that, for it was not yet time for Him to do certain things that He must now do. But He will now fulfill through the Bride that work which He left for this specific time (Romans 8:19)].
[Returning to Brother Branham's revelation of the Sixth Seal]: They said, "Now, I told you it was wrong. See, He ain't coming."
Said, "I got five more minutes." [The number of grace]! Said, "He will be here."
Oh, they just laughed.
And just about the time the old clock ticked up to five minutes, they heard the horses a-galloping [Mathew 24:31; I Corinthians 15:52; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 19:11-14], sand rolling under the wheels [Revelation 10:6, the end of the Gospel dispensation of grace]. The old buckboard stopped.
She jumped from between them and out the door, and He jumped out of the carriage, and she fell into His arms [I Thessalonians 4:14]; He said, "It's all over now, honey"; left her little old cousins (denominations) setting there looking. She went to Chicago to her Home.
I know of another great promise like that too. "I've gone to prepare a place for you; coming back to receive you" [John 14:1-4]. They might be saying we're crazy, but, brother, to me right now and these Seals breaking like this under this supernatural thing, I can almost hear the sound as that clock of time ticks away into eternity there.
I can almost see that Angel standing there and saying at the last of that seventh angel's Message, "Time shall be no more." That little loyal Bride will fly away into the arms of Jesus one of these days when He takes her to Father's house. Let's think of these things as we go along now. nl1015.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.