Bible Believers' Newsletter 519
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
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"Vatican Agenda" by Israeli journalist Joel Bainerman in last week's Newsletter prompted a response from a reader with emails from two of his correspondents concerned to preserve Israeli sovereignty over the city of old Jerusalem. I believe you will find it useful to share my response (in part) as we witness Biblical prophecy coming to pass in the daily news:
There is nothing that can be done about this matter since it was prophesied in both Testaments. Mr. Olmert is cut from the same cloth as all of modern Israel's Prime Ministers. Israel's first Prime Minister, terrorist David Ben Gurion, knew the plans of the World Revolutionary Movement. Interviewed by Look Magazine, (January 16, 1962), he disclosed: "With the exception of the USSR as a federal Eurasian State, all other continents will become united in a world alliance, at whose disposal will be an international police force. All armies will be abolished and there will be no more wars. In Jerusalem, the United Nations (a truly United Nations) will build a shrine of the prophets to serve the federated union of all continents; this will be the seat of the supreme court of Mankind, to settle all controversies among the federated continents, as prophesied by Isaiah."
So you see, Brother, there was no "God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" in the mind of those behind the theft of Palestine for the establishment of pseudo-Israel. It is a key part of establishing Lucifer's one world government, using what they regard as Biblical myths to harness the energies of so-called or self-styled Jews, Muslims, so-called or nominal Christians, Judaeo-Communism, unprincipled politicians who would sell their own mother were it to gain them popularity for a season, and all others for or against. (See Energy Crisis, or Free Energy? It's Your Choice!)
These people are all "useful idiots" working toward the realization of Lucifer's totalitarian one world government, and as the Jewish traitor F.D. Roosevelt said, "If something happens in politics, you can bet it was planned that way." And the people to whom you have written [prime ministers, presidents, mayors and officials around the world] are themselves "useful idiots" in service to the same dynasties that have been planning Lucifer's totalitarian world government since the Fall in the Garden of Eden.
The state of Israel was re-established in unbelief as part of the geopolitical strategy of non-Israelites whose objective is to rule Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. Both Testaments declare Israel will be ruled by a non-Semitic people unto the consummation, thus her citizens are predominantly non-Semitic self-styled Jews and usurpers, or Semitic Palestinians (Daniel 9:27; Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2, 8). "But we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose," and however it happened, the state had to be restored because Israel's Covenant is of no effect outside the Promised Land. As the Hittites and Canaanites established the infrastructure for Israel's initial colonization, they have also built the infrastructure for the return of Israel and Judah from the ancient Assyrian empire in Daniel's Seventieth Week for their redemption as prophesied in Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 50:4; Isaiah 11:11; Ezekiel 15-28; Hosea 3:5; Zechariah 10, etc.,
The restoration of Israel in 1948 was a sign warning of judgment to follow under the manifestation of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet that will mark the end of the Gentile dispensation, the dawning of the Day of the Lord and the commencement of Daniel's Seventieth Week. This is also called "the time of Jacob's trouble" and the "great tribulation." It may be later than you think, because the end-time began when Christ opened the Seven Seals in March, 1963. This brought Him back to earth in WORD form "as a thief in the night" (I Corinthians 13:10). This was His second or 'parousia' Coming to us Gentiles.
Three world wars were all planned in the mid-nineteenth century. One of the objects of World War III, presently in its phony stage, is to bring political Zionists and political Islam into controlled conflict in order to neuter and subjugate both. (World government cannot tolerate freedom of expression. See Protocol 11). Proxy forces of the political Zionists are killing innocent people and destroying national infrastructure around the globe whilst political Islam desires to live in peace, but as Emil Cohn wrote in The New Holy Alliance, (Strasburg, 1938): "Even if Hitler at the last moment would want to avoid war which would destroy him he will, in spite of his wishes, be compelled to wage war." Now war is being forced upon Islam.
What happens in Israel should be no business of our governments, whose duties and responsibilities should rest with their own people. Besides, they are controlled by the same evil power and working toward the same end. Israel has nothing to do with the Church or Christianity except inasmuch as it is revealed as God's "timepiece" in Daniel 9 and elsewhere.
Daniel 11:41, Zechariah 14:2 and Revelation 16:19 indicate Israel will ultimately be forsaken. You should recognize this from the guile of those who drafted the form of words of UN Resolution 181 mentioned in point 6B of Mr. Belman's email and in Mr. Israel Harel's article published in Ha'aretz. Israel's "do-nothing government" does nothing because they are a part of the plan (enunciated by Mr. David Ben Gurion above). Also, you should discern the hand of God in the extensive environs designated to Jerusalem. (The City of Jerusalem shall include the present municipality of Jerusalem plus the surrounding villages and towns, the most eastern of which shall be Abu Dis; the most southern, Bethlehem; the most western, 'Ein Karim (including also the built-up area of Motsa); and the most northern Shu'fat). "For in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call" (Joel 2:32).
Ultimately, "all Israel" territorially is not necessary to God's plan, but Jerusalem "where also our Lord was crucified," is absolutely essential.
Zechariah 12:1-14, "This is the fate of Israel, as pronounced by the Lord, who daily stretches out the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him (by which to accomplish His purposes): I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the nearby nations that send their armies to overrun Judah and besiege Jerusalem. In that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome boulder for the whole world: all who lift it up will be grievously injured. And although all the nations of the earth unite in an attempt to move her, they will all be crushed. . . In that day will I make the chiefs of Judah like a little fire that sets the forest aflamelike a torch of fire among the sheaves: they will burn up the neighbouring nations right and left, while Jerusalem stands unmoved. The Lord will give victory to the rest of Judah first, so that the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the royal line of David won't be filled with pride at their success. The Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the weakest among them will be as mighty as King David! And the royal line will be as God, like the angel of the Lord who goes before them. For My plan is to destroy all nations that come against Jerusalem. Then I will pour out the Spirit of grace and prayer upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and they will look on Him whom they have pierced, and mourn for Him as for an only son. . ."
The Vatican is one of the actors in this "great game," a play to use the political mass of superstitious Bible believers without faith to impersonate (but unbeknownst to themselves, fulfill) Bible prophecy and establish Lucifer's totalitarian one world government here on earth (Isaiah 14:12-15). At the manifestation of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trumpet, Lucifer will be cast out from heavenly places and incarnate the pope, Los Angeles and a huge segment of earth will sink beneath the Pacific, and the Mount of Olives will split, demolishing the dome of the Rock. Weeks later, Russia will attack and invade mainland USA. The pope will bring all of the world's religions into a federation (ostensibly to suppress Judaeo-Communism) and restore world peace. In return the nations will implore him to become the inaugural president of one world government.
God has raised up Communism to destroy the false church, just as He raised up Nebuchadnezzar to destroy His temple and Jerusalem, take the Judeans captive, and commence "the times of the Gentiles" or Gentile rule over Jerusalem, which will endure until the consummation of life on earth. Communism is a spirit God calls "Laodicea," and it rules all of our Hegelian sham democracies.
II Timothy 3:1-5, "In the Messianic age perilous times shall come. For men shall be . . . trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away".
The dynasties that rule this world have all of this in hand. And so does the Lord. As it is said, "Next year, Jerusalem"! So keep your lamp trimmed and full of oil, for soon "the door will be shut . . . as it was in the days of Noah".
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.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Malta is Blackwater's Operational Base
March 16, 2008 A European Parliament working document drawn up by Giovanni Claudio Fava has claimed "Malta is the operational base of Blackwater, the organiser of private military militia which are increasingly taking on more and more roles which used to be undertaken by US forces in Iraq and elsewhere".
American left-wing [emphasis ours] and anti-war media are in full cry about the underhand and subtle changes that have made Blackwater the new symbol of American claimed supremacy, carried out by forces other than the regular military. . . Full story: independent.com.mt
Comment: Their connection with the Knights of Malta places Blackwater's hired guns and professional killers "outside the law and above the US Constitution." Despite the Second Amendment, there is a call to restrict private (non-mercenary) gun ownership. With this and Blackwater's Vatican connections in mind, their new base at Potrero, California, would appear to shine the Light on Revelation 12:13-17, and the sixth of Brother Branham's seven consecutive visions in 1933 which foretold the rise of a most beautiful, but cruel woman to power in America, and martial law (Revelation 13; 17; 18).
Albanian Arms Dump Blasts kill Five, Devastate Area
Tirana, March 15, 2008 An Albanian army base stocking obsolete munitions for destruction blew up in a chain of massive blasts on Saturday killing at least five people and injuring more than 240. "This is not the final number of the dead, there might be others," Prime Minister Sali Berisha said in a televised news conference. "The search will resume at daylight because night has fallen and shells are still exploding". . . Full story: alertnet.org truthout.org
Comment: Something to be expected when unwitting pawns of the 'hidden hand,' steal part of another country. Without a shadow of doubt, the Balkan war and the unlawful granting of independence to Kosovo were engineered as part of the NWO program to create hatred and division between Islam and the political Zionists to ensure the desired outcome of the controlled conflict of World War III. Across the Islamic world in particular, boundaries no longer matter. In such regions no aspect of sovereignty can now constrain a US president from acting in pursuit of whatever he may personally define as American interests.
The Bush administration has, so far, only been willing to carry out "decapitation" strikes in countries where human life is, by implication, of less or little value. It has yet to carry one out in London or Hamburg or Tokyo or Moscow or the Chinese countryside, even though "terrorist suspects" abound everywhere . . . given the impetus of this kind of globalization, who knows when such a strike might come. After all, the CIA has already carried out clearly illegal, sovereignty-violating "extraordinary rendition" operations (kidnappings of terror suspects) on the streets of European cities. . .
Full story: tomdispatch.com latimes.com
Derivatives the New 'Ticking Bomb'
March 10, 2008 "Charlie and I believe Berkshire should be a fortress of financial strength" wrote Warren Buffett. That was five years before the subprime-credit meltdown.
"We try to be alert to any sort of mega-catastrophe risk, and that posture may make us unduly appreciative about the burgeoning quantities of long-term derivatives contracts and the massive amount of uncollateralized receivables that are growing alongside. In our view, however, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction, carrying dangers that, while now latent, are potentially lethal". . .
The fact is, derivatives have become the world's biggest "black market," exceeding the illicit traffic in stuff like arms, drugs, alcohol, gambling, cigarettes, stolen art and pirated movies. Why? Because like all black markets, derivatives are a perfect way of getting rich while avoiding taxes and government regulations. And in today's slowdown, plus a volatile global market, Wall Street knows derivatives remain a lucrative business.
Recently Pimco's bond fund king Bill Gross said "What we are witnessing is essentially the breakdown of our modern-day banking system, a complex of leveraged lending so hard to understand . . . not only Warren Buffett, but Bond King Bill Gross, our Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, the Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and the rest of America's leaders can't "figure out" the world's $516 trillion derivatives.
Why? Gross says we are creating a new "shadow banking system." Derivatives are now not just risk management tools. As Gross and others see it, the real problem is that derivatives are now a new way of creating money outside the normal central bank liquidity rules. How? Because they're private contracts between two companies or institutions.
BIS is primarily a records-keeper, a toothless tiger that merely collects data giving a legitimacy and false sense of security to this chaotic "shadow banking system" that has become the world's biggest "black market."
That's crucial, folks. Why? Because central banks require reserves like stock brokers require margins, something backing up the transaction. Derivatives don't. They're not "real money." They're paper promises closer to "Monopoly" money than real US dollars. . . Full story: marketwatch.com
Venezuela switches to Euros for Oil
Caracas, March 16, 2008 Venezuelan state oil giant PDVSA has decided to sign some oil contracts in euros in the face of a plummeting dollar, local media reported, citing officials. . . Venezuela produces 3.3 million barrels of oil a day, according to official figures, and 2.4 million according to the International Energy Agency. Half of its production is sold to the United States market. Full story: rense.com
Comment: Venezuela should ask the US to pay for oil purchases in Euros as Israel asked for its $3 billion US aid to be paid in Euros.
Argentina, Brazil to drop Dollar in Commercial Dealings
Buenos Aires, March 15 Argentina and Brazil are to scrap bilateral commercial transactions in US dollars and start using their own currencies from August . . . Brazil is Argentina's largest trading partner, while Argentina is Brazil's second-biggest trading partner after the United States. Bilateral trade stood at around 23.6 billion US dollars last year.
Full story: rumormillnews.com
Death Treaty now in Force
March 14, 2008 On 3rd December 2007, as his first official act of government, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd signed the Kyoto Protocol; now, 90 days later, Australia is officially subject to that genocidal monstrosity, and its devastating assault on agriculture and industry will only accelerate the present global economic collapse. In April 2004, Andrei Illarionov, economic advisor to Russian President, Vladimir Putin, slammed the Kyoto Protocol as a "death treaty" which will impose such strong economic constraints that it will be like an "international Auschwitz."
The mainstream media, a key asset of the British financial oligarchy pushing this "international Auschwitz," has been quick to trumpet Rudd's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. They also gloated when mining boss and Rio Tinto frontman, Ross Garnaut released his interim report on climate change last month, in which he demanded that "firm commitments" be made immediately in 2008 for "major reductions in emissions," where an emissions trading scheme (ETS) would be "the centre-piece of a domestic mitigation strategy." This proposed trading scheme, if implemented, won't stop pollution, but will be one of the biggest financial swindles to ever be pushed onto an unwitting population.
Garnaut admits, "an ETS with ambitious mitigation objectives will be difficult and will make heavy demands on scarce economic and finite political resources" which is a clear indication that economic collapse is actually intended. [Emphasis ours].
Australians suffering from amnesia should note that this is not the first time Ross Garnaut has directed major economic reforms for our economy. Garnaut, currently Chairman of Lihir Gold, a director of Ok Tedi Mining, and the head of the International Advisory Group which recommended that Papua New Guinea sell off ("privatise") its staggering raw materials wealth to the British-owned global minerals cartel, was one of the most influential economists advising the Hawke-Keating administration. His economic prescription of floating the currency, removing trade barriers and liberalising banking regulations, have led to the economic crisis which we face today, where manufacturers and farmers are a dying species and banks are set to foreclose on hundreds of thousands of homeowners this year. In the face of this genocidal insanity, the Australian media has conveniently ignored The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, held on March 2-4 in New York, where hundreds of delegates including many of the world's top climate scientists, exposed the IPCC lies and the global warming hoax. Likewise, our media ignored a US Senate report last December, where over 400 prominent scientists were extensively quoted, disputing claims of man-made global warming, including even IPCC Vice Chairman, Prof Yuri Izrael who has stated, "there is no serious threat to the climate." Full story: cecaust.com.au
The Deployment of US Troops inside Canada
March 13, 2008 While a formal agreement was reached in February 2008, the decision to allow the deployment of US troops in Canada was announced in April 2002 by (former) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Territorial control over Canada is part of Washington's geopolitical and military agenda as formulated in April 2002 by Donald Rumsfeld. "Binational integration" of military command structures was also contemplated alongside a major revamping in the areas of immigration, law enforcement and intelligence.
The matter has been known for more than five years. It has been deliberately obfuscated. There has been no public debate. It has not received news coverage nor has it been the object of discussion in the Canadian House of Commons or the US Congress. In an article published in 2004 entitled Is the Annexation of Canada Part of Bush's Military Agenda?, I provided a detailed analysis of the process of integration of military command structures. I also examined the broader issue of sovereignty. . . Despite repeated assurances by the Toronto Star OpEd Editor, the article never appeared in print. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Secretive Freemasons open Royal Lodge at Buckingham Palace
March 10, 2008 A branch of the Freemasons secret society is being formed by members of the Royal Household and police who protect the Royal Family. And their decision to call it The Royal Household Lodge has put them on a collision course with Buckingham Palaceas has their plan to co-opt the royal cipherEIIRfor their regalia, to underline their connection to the Queen. . .
The United Grand Lodge of England issued the Royal Household Lodge with a warrant in June last year although it will not formally exist until the consecration ceremony on May 19 at the Freemasons' Hall in London. Full story: dailymail.co.uk
March 15, 2006 Solid light describes a method of obtaining a phase transition in light. At a critical point light crystallises. This form of light was not predicted! It is a new exotic state for light. Despite some precursor experiments, the idea is to create a system where this effect can be observed. This would consist of a trap where a single photon reacts with a single atom. You have these photons which presumably are travelling at the speed of light because they are light, and I'd imagine the crystals are not travelling very fast and they're sitting there, so what happens to the energy? Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: The natural types the Spiritual. God is Light, and as Brother Branham explained, matter is Spirit "slowed down." Also very interesting is Quantum Entanglement truthout.org
Redemption is Over
Brother Branham opened our understanding to a wonderful revelation when He expounded Ephesians 4:30 "Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed till the day that the Book of Redemption has been revealed, and the Redeemer comes to claim His possession".
Redemption ended in 1963 when Christ claimed His possession and revealed its contents (Revelation 4, 5, 10:1-7). The Book of Redemption is the inheritance of the last Adam. It records the names of His redeemed sons: the elect who constitute the Lamb's Book of Life and the non-elect who remain in the Book of Life. Jesus Christ died to redeem this Book which is the Title Deed to everything forfeited by the first Adam. As Christ's Bride, the New Testament Church is joint heir with the last Adam, Jesus Christ.
Only in the sense that Christ is not yet revealed to certain elect still dozing under denominational delusions could one imply that redemption is ongoing. These will soon awake, but unlike the Church Age saints, they were all redeemed in Christ on Calvary. Read on.
The majority of mankind, being in the lineage of Cain, are not of Adam's race and therefore not in the Book of Life which is Adam's genealogy. Cain and his race are not God's spoken Word expressed, not "Spirit and Life," but a hybrid between the Serpent and Eve with no part in redemption.
The word "redeem" means to "buy back." As the Serpent seed line of Cain is not God's creative thoughts, they have no part in Him and are born "lost." The Serpent is God's spoken Word and will be in the Millennium and in the new heavens and new earth, but in his present reptilian form not his original upright man-like frame. Neither Cain's serpent seed lineage nor any other hybrid species such as the mule will be present.
Only lack of revelation can explain why those in Message circles invest scarce time and resources ministering to and trying to convert the Serpent's seed. Jesus was the last Adam; He was not the last Cain. When He died to redeem the first Adam who is the Book of Life, He potentially redeemed all of Adam's seed.
Cain was never in the Book of Life. Neither are any of his descendantswhole ethnic groups are excluded from the Book of Life (Genesis 10:15-19). Adam's children who marry a Serpent seed partner commit genocide as any offspring will not be on the Book of Life . . . ever. Satan knows this, which is why his people promote racial mixing.
Because of miscegenation between the races of Adam and Cain, God destroyed all life by the Great Flood. Jesus said these deplorable consequences would repeat in the time of His 'parousia,' which began in 1963 (Genesis 6:1-4; Matthew 24:37). This accursed hybridizing of God's manifested Wordfrom Spirit and life to Deathis disguised and promoted as "multiculturalism" (Genesis 1:11; John 6:63; Revelation 22:18-19). God separated the nations and set enmity between the races of Adam and Cain (Deuteronomy 32:8; Genesis 3:15). That enmity is extant, thus multiculturalism is accursed of God.
Few who call upon the lovely Name of the Lord Jesus Christ seem to realize the distinction between the "saved" and the "born-again." Everyone in Adam's race is born "saved" from his mother's womb because his name was placed on the Book of Life from the foundation of the world (Revelation 17:8). Jesus was the Kinsman Redeemer for Adam's entire race regardless how sinful the parents, the circumstances of their conception or whether their society worships demons and eats human flesh. Provided a baby is born in Adam's race, his name is on the Book of Life and he is therefore born "saved" from his mother's womb (John 1:29; I John 2:2). If he or she was not on the Book of Life from the foundation of the world they are not in Adam's race and were born "lost." Christ was not crucified for them in God's foreknowledge from the foundation of the world since He is not their Kinsman, and cannot redeem them.
Babies (not the still-born) and children who die before the age of accountability are "saved" so long as they are in Adam's race; likewise adults who never heard the Good News of Jesus Christ but lived all the righteousness they knew naturally (Romans 1:19-20). Every one whose name remains in the Book of Life is "saved" and will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment.
You cannot read the Bible or listen to a sermon and "get saved." Everyone in Adam's race is born "saved" but with liberty to choose whether to receive God and live by His every Word, or follow the desires of their own hearts and chance losing the salvation Jesus has already purchased for them.
God is long suffering and gracious, not desiring that any in Adam's race should perish, excusing a multitude of sins in each of us. But sinners, who exhaust God's patience and spurn His mercy, having rejected the revealed Word once too often, will come to a time of no more repentance. Their names are then removed from the Book of Life and they are irrevocably lost.
So long as your name is in the Book of Life, you are "saved" and will be judged by the saints and granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment following the Millennium and the general resurrection.
Your service to God and duty to yourself is to recognize the Gift He has already provided and to secure your salvation by advancing in the faith through Justification by grace confirmed by Scriptural water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to Sanctification: amending your ways to conform to God's standard of Scriptural holiness, to the baptism with the Holy Spirit which is the new birth whereby you hear your name called from the Lamb's Book of Life when you recognize the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing nowand become a written epistle of that part of the Word.
Only when you have been born-again are you a Christian with "eternal security," knowing that your name was inscribed in the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the world and cannot under any circumstance be erased. This Book is the genealogy of Jesus Christ and records the names of all who will be born the second time. Once born-again you are spiritually redeemed and sealed to the day of your redemption. You can never be lost and are joint heirs with Jesus Christ by His eternal Life in your soul.
The evidence of the baptism with the Holy Ghost is hearing, recognizing, and acting on the revealed Word of God for your day: recognizing your day and becoming a written epistle of its Message. This is best illustrated if we paraphrase I John 1:7, "Unless your life is manifesting the Word Jesus promised He would fulfill in this day, you are not and cannot come under the Blood (or be born-again), nor share true Spiritual fellowship with those who are Christians".
According to Jesus the evidence of the new birth is that "the Holy Spirit will guide you into all the truth revealed for your day. You may discern whether the inspiration is from the Holy Spirit or from your spirit reasoning private interpretations, because whatever He says will confirm the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, unfolding Scriptures to come to fulfillment in your dispensation. Thus He will glorify God by drawing upon His Word and revealing it to you" (John 16:13-14).
Throughout the New Testament, the evidence of the new birth is "hearing" not speaking what the Holy Spirit is saying to commend and correct the elect Churchor condemn the nominal church (Acts 2:66; 4:4; 10:44-48; Romans 10:14-18; Revelation 2:7).
When Jesus died His mortal Spirit expired, but His soul united with the Holy Spirit descended to the realm of the departed and preached to sinners, vindicating the Message of the former prophets who pointed to their Redeemer. Early on the third day, Jesus re-entered and glorified His embalmed body in Joseph of Arimathaea's tomb. In this form He encountered Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18), bidding her not to touch Him lest she defile the sacrifice. He then ascended to present Himself to His Father and to cleanse the heavenly sanctuary of the unremitted sins of the Old Testament saints with His atoning Blood. Following Old Testament shadows and types, He sprinkled the Mercy Seat above the Ark between the Cherubim seven times with His Own Blood, once for each of the seven Church Ages.
Next He descended and made the saints captive in death captives of eternal Life. These entered into His resurrection and appeared to many of the devout in old Jerusalem to attend the compulsory feasts of Unleavened Bread and Pentecost, under the blood of the Passover Lamb, which had become Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:8; Matthew 27:52-53). These would become New Testament saints.
The Church was founded on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was given to inaugurate the many-membered Body of Christ as God's new, permanent and final Temple, made not with hands but by His spoken Word (Matthew 11:25-30; Acts 7:48-50; Ephesians 2:21-22; Hebrews 10:5; Revelation 21:3).
Since Daniel and John had been commanded to seal their common vision and prophecy unto the time of the end (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:1-4), only PART-Word was revealed to the saints predestinated to Pentecost and the seven Church Ages. On this account the Holy Spirit came to them in the Office of Son of God or advocate (Gk. 'parakletos') to plead before God in behalf of their ignorance of the full Word so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals.
Christ was Mediator, arbitrator or intercessor between two parties to a contract written in His Own Bloodthe New Covenant or Testament between God and His elect (Revelation 1:5). His function from the day of Pentecost to the end of the seventh Church Age was to restore peace and agreement between the PART-Word saints and God, the Word.
Christ was only a Mediator for His elect, not for unbelievers, but for those who were called and chosen by His foreknowledge of their choosing to become party to the Contract. But since they had only PART-Word, they were in error and at variance with God the Word and required the advocacy of a go-between or impartial Mediator acceptable to Him. Clearly then, for seven out of seven Church Ages the Church has been believing and teaching error, otherwise Christ would never have been a Mediator.
Aaron was Christ's type: he was high priest or intercessor only for those called of God and following THUS SAITH THE LORD for their day by His prophet Moses. He was not a mediator for the Egyptians, Moabites, Canaanites, or the mixed multitude that followed Israel out of Egypt. Likewise, Christ was a Mediator ONLY for God's elect, making it possible for the Church Age elect to be born-again despite their errors and contradictions of His Word.
God did not expect the saints to understand all of His Word in one dispensation. He revealed a little here, revealed further understanding there, and so-on through the Ages (Isaiah 28:9-13). Although the Church of all Ages is One Body, it was born in relative ignorance before God had expounded and proven the Covenant through Paul and the ancient prophets by Old Testament shadows and types. And although the faith was delivered to the early saints, God hid many secrets within His Word which even the ancient prophets could not understand as they did not pertain to their Age (I Peter 1:10-13).
As the Christian assemblies grew in number and membership they diminished in exclusivity as many who joined themselves were not elect. Standards of holiness relaxed, compromise crept into the teachings, and the election shrunk as the nominal church grew through the first three Ages. Then in AD325 the nominal majority gathered under state patronage at the First Nicaea Council where they organized the Roman Catholic system of worship, and introduced the pagan Trinity doctrine with its false baptism in three Titles, and over the next thousand years they persecuted the saints, killing all who refused to worship their Trinity of gods or receive their false water baptism.
The last three Church Ages embodied the Reformation of the Roman Catholic system of worship. Following the Thyatira Church Age or Dark Ages, God raised up great teachers who expounded the Bible and protested the blasphemy and corruption of Rome. Sadly they did not return the Church to Pentecost and the only doctrine Jesus recognizes as His Own. Thus the reformers perpetuated Roman error; however they were signally used of the Lord and the Bible would remain sealed until Christ had interceded for the last saint predestinated to be born-again in Laodicea. Then He would reveal the Seven Seals through a prophet to turn the Church back to the apostolic faith (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7).
Knowing all things, God did not require perfect understanding from the Church Age saints as Christ's mediation made allowance for their ignorance. He received their faith in the Word revealed for their day and He placed their errors and ignorance under the atoning Blood which is the sea of God's forgetfulness where the sins of the Bride Age saints and the 144,000 elect Israelites have been since Calvary. Please read that once again . . . and again.
After Jesus' assumption into heaven His body lay as a memorial on the altar of sacrifice and throughout the Church Ages, for He was "the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." So long as those seven stripes of Blood were present on the Ark it was a Mercy Seat, and Christ was a Mediator until the last saint predestinated to the PART-Word divisions of the Body came under that seventh stripe of Blood or was born-again in the Laodicean Church Age.
Once that soul was baptized into the Body, the Church Ages were over, and the sevenfold Spirit of God that had anointed the seven "angels" to the ChurchPaul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Luther, Wesley and Branhamascended from Earth and stood before the throne or Ark of God encompassed by the Cherubim in the heavenly tabernacle, reporting that Christ's ministry of Mediation is fulfilled and redemption is over. This was no longer a throne of Mercy, and instead of the Blood, an angry God sat upon the throne from which proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices (Revelation 4:5). It was now the throne of Judgment.
The Church Ages were the time of Christ's justification of the PART-Word saints by receiving their faith in the Word for their Age and extending grace by pardoning their ignorance of the fullness of the Word. Now it is time for redemption to be revealed to the end-time Bride of Christhow the saints were redeemed in each of the PART-Word dispensations, and who they were in each Age. In other words, how the mystery of God was revealed in Jesus Christ, and how Christ was revealed in His Body, the elect Church. These mysteries hidden under the Seven Seals are revealed "in the days of the voice of the angel to the Seventh Church Age" . . . after that Age had ended . . . in this fiftieth day or holy convocation of the Pentecostal feast.
The Gentile dispensation has within it nine separate dispensations defined by nine distinct baptisms of the Holy Spirit or new births. The fullness of the Word delivered to the apostolic saints was sealed with Seven Seals. The Seven Church Ages that followed were determined by seven different portions of the Word. Seven baptisms of the Holy Ghost or sabbaths. Finally the revelation of the Seven Seals restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God to quicken the saints of this Capstone or Bride Age by the fullness of the Word (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7).
Whilst the Book was sealed, the saints were born-again by becoming written epistles of the PART-Word revealed for their day. And in each Age the saints displayed a distinct nature as we explained in The Stature of the Perfect Man, a teaching sermon linked to Newsletter 146 explaining how God added faith, virtue, knowledge, and so-on, to endue the Body with His Divine nature (II Peter 1:1-12).
The elders advertised for a Kinsman Redeemer and one of them motioned to John (who throughout the Book of Revelation represents the end-time Bride who will not see physical death), "Behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David has prevailed to open the Book, and to loose the Seven Seals" (Revelation 5:5). Turning to see the Lion, we behold the bleeding, bloody Lamb coming from the sacrifice altar where He has been through His centuries of intercession.
When the Lamb left the sacrifice altar, the Blood left the Mercy Seat; redemption was over and the Mercy Seat became a Judgment Seat. Let me repeat, when the Blood left the Mercy Seat it became a Judgment Seat; the Lamb had left the sacrifice altar and redemption was over (Hebrews 9:22). The redemption of mankind ended (past tense) in 1963. The sacrificial Lamb of God became the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
Christ is not a Mediator today; He is King of kings and Judge. He has not been a Mediator since He came forward and claimed the Book of Redemption in 1963. Our Messenger is not William Branham or any of the seven earthly angels but "another Mighty Angel who came down from heaven clothed in a Cloud with the rainbow over His head and the Book of Redemption open in His hand." Our Angel is Christ Himself, the Angel of the Covenant (Revelation 10:1-6).
Mercy is over outside the fullness of the Word because Christ is no longer a Mediator, He is the Judge, and the Fullness of the Word requires no mediation as it is wholly God. The Word has descended for the space of half an hour to unite with His Bride and indict the world (Jude 14-15). After the Word is revealed to the 144,000 elect Israelites it will smite the nations in Armageddon and rule with a rod of iron at the White Throne Judgment following the Millennium (Revelation 19:11-15).
The revelation of the six written Seals was the Seventh Seal and the Coming of the Lord with ten thousands of His saints. The fullness of the Word in that unseen substance called faith. What are these mystic lights they call UFO's? Investigating judgment angels! It's the dimensions breaking into one another as we approach the first resurrection and translation of the living Bride. When Satan and his demons are cast out in the next cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary, judgment and the Tribulation plagues will follow them down to Earth.
Christ was never a Mediator for the non-elect. The presence of the Bride on Earth enables God's blessings upon them as they honor His Wordwritten, or manifested in His saints. The non-elect were not "saved" by virtue of His Blood on the Mercy Seat, but being born into Adam's race, their names are on the Book of Life and provided they remain in that Book, they are "saved".
The saint's prayers for intercession could only be received while the Blood was on the sacrifice Altar and upon the Mercy Seat. Without that Blood, their prayers could not ascend to God, for until the Seven Seals were revealed the Blood was the evidence of their atonement. Since "that which is perfect has come" the evidence or Token of our atonement is the Life of Christ on display in our lives. So it is essential that we have the Token on display at all times.
Christ's pattern and type was Israel's high priest who stood before the golden Altar of incense and offered the prayers of the saints after the evening sacrifice. The sum of the prayers of the PART-Word Bride were presented to our High Priest after He had received the evening sacrifice of His Word written by faith in the lives of the Bride of all Ages represented by the Lamb's Book of Life (Revelation 5:7-8). After opening and revealing the mystery of the Seven Seals He offered up the prayers of the PART-Word saints for full redemption with "much incense" of the revelation given to perfect His end-time Bride. We are one Body and without us they cannot be made perfect or glorified (I Corinthians 13:10; Hebrews 11:39-40; Revelation 8:1-4). Our offering of His "Light in the evening time" does not require mediation (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27-28; Revelation 10:7-11).
Jesus Christ claimed His Own throne (Earth) and His redeemed subjects (for the resurrection). The Book is His Title Deed. Right now He is separating His end time Bride from the harlot and her daughter churches by the revelations of this Book.
Christ's end-time Bride and the 144,000 Israelites require no intercession for redemption, nor do we require Blood on the Altar or the Mercy Seat as we were redeemed in Christ on Calvary. Christ did not need to mediate for us as we present God with "that which is perfect," the fullness of the Word which is Christ Himself. And Christ is already accepted.
This explains why the Prophet said, "The Church goes up after the third Chapter of Revelation and does not reappear until the nineteenth." Christ's mediation for the PART-Word saints was fulfilled at the close of the Laodicean Church Age in March, 1963 (Revelation 3:22). His end-time Bride was fully redeemed 2,000 years ago in Christ on Calvary (although we were ignorant of this fact until the revelation of the seven thunders). So when He finished mediating for the last saint predestinated to Laodicea, His whole Body was completely redeemed.
This also explains how all the redeemed of all ages were already gathered in worship around the Throne that day in March, 1963, when Christ claimed the Book and opened the Seven Seals (Revelation 5:8-14). Some of us were not conceived in our mother's womb, and not one of us was born-again. Yet we were all present on that day because His end-time Bride was already redeemed in Christ on Calvary. Indeed, we are His eternal Attributes in the Logos, which is Christ, who is God, and by foreknowledge we were crucified in Him when He was slain before the foundation of the world.
If you can see all of these things, rejoice! Thank God you are "in"! And recognize this is the "relaxing time" of the Holy Convocation or fiftieth day of the Pentecostal Feast under the Seventh Seal where all "work" has been done. We have THUS SAITH THE LORD by a vindicated prophet and bask in the S_O_N Light of the Message, ripening, until all greenness and error is gone from us, and we are mature with the Token on display, ready for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the Translation.
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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.